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GAI: Obama Skipped Over Half His Daily Intel Briefs
Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 08:28 PM
By Drew MacKenzie
In the fallout over President Barack Obama blaming the intelligence community for the rise of the Islamic State, a new report has surfaced showing that he attended less than half of his daily intel briefings.
The Government Accountability Institute, an investigative research organization, said the president went to only 42.1 percent of his intelligence meetings, known as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB, in the 2,079 days of his presidency through Monday, according to Breitbart
The GAI report also revealed during his first term he attended 42.4 percent of the briefings, while Obama has even reduced that number in his second term, with just a 41.3 percent attendance record.
During an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday, the president claimed that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had failed to warn the Obama administration that the Islamic State terror group, also known as ISIS, was gaining a strong foothold in Iraq and Syria.
“I think our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” he said.
The Daily Beast’s Eli Lake alleged on Monday that as long as eight months ago Obama’s senior intelligence officials had alerted the White House that ISIS was growing in power while attempting to create a caliphate in Iraq and Syria.
“In the beginning of 2014, ISIS fighters had defeated Iraqi forces in Fallujah, leading much of the U.S. intelligence community to assess they would try to take more of Iraq,” wrote Lake, adding that members of the Defense department were “flabbergasted” by Obama’s statement.
“Either the president doesn’t read the intelligence he’s getting or he’s (lying),” a former senior Pentagon official who knew of the threat posed by Sunni extremists told the Beast.
Breitbart noted that following his controversial TV comments Obama has been accused by people in the intelligence community of lacking interest in “live” PDBs, which allow the president to ask follow-up questions, demand further information and challenge intel suppositions.
Meanwhile, an Obama national security staffer told the Daily Mail that the PDBs have included threat assessment on ISIS since 2012.
“It’s pretty well-known that the president hasn’t taken in-person intelligence briefings with any regularity since the early days of 2009,” the staffer said. “He gets them in writing.
“Unless someone very senior has been shredding the president’s daily briefings and telling him that the dog ate them, highly accurate predictions about (ISIS) have been showing up in the Oval Office since before the election.”
The White House said that the president prefers to read his intelligence briefings on his iPad instead of having in-person briefings, according to reports.
But Breitbart said, “The question remains whether a 42 percent attendance record on daily intelligence briefings is good enough for most Americans.”
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Female owner of Shooting Range Declares Her Business a “Muslim Free Zone”….More Balls than Any of our Elected Representatives!
My Business is a Muslim Free Zone
by Jan Morgan / on September 28, 2014 at 2:02 pm
About the author: Jan is a nationally recognized 2nd Amendment Advocate/Speaker/ NRA Certified Firearms Instructor/ Associated Press Award winning investigative journalist/ Owner/Editor JanMorganMedia.com, Sr. Editor/Patriot Update/ Independent Constitutional Conservative. She is closely aligned with the Republican/ … [read Jan Morgan's FULL BIO]
I officially declare my business, The Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range, a MUSLIM FREE ZONE.
I have made this decision based on the following FACTS
1) The Koran (which I have read and studied thoroughly and (which all muslims align themselves with), contains 109 verses commanding hate, murder and terror against all human beings who refuse to submit or convert to Islam. Don’t take my word for it, click on this blue link and read the verses, HERE.
2) My life has been threatened repeatedly by muslims who are angry that I have studied their koran, know it better than most of them, and am exposing the vileness of their so called “holy book” and its murderous directives.
3) The barbaric act of beheading an innocent American in Oklahoma by a muslim, the Boston bombings(by muslims) , and the murder of 3000 innocent people (by muslims) on 9/11, are more than enough loss of life on my home soil at the hands of muslims to substantiate my position that muslims can and will follow the directives in their Koran and kill here at home.
4) Because the nature of my business involves firearms and shooting in an enclosed environment, my patrons are not comfortable being around muslims with guns. (can you blame them?)
7) The muslim brotherhood has a documented plan for the destruction of America from within, discovered by our own government during a raid of MB operatives in America.
In addition, I resent the civilization jihad under way in my country by American muslims.
In a number of states Muslims, through our legal system, are trying to force us to accept Sharia Law over Constitutional law.
I do not wish to do business with people who stand against the Constitution and are fighting to replace it.
8) * Muslims, who belong to and, or, support ISIS, are threatening to kill innocent Americans.
* Muslims, who belong to or support AL Qaeda, are threatening to kill innocent Americans.
* Muslims who belong to or support HAMAS are threatening to kill innocent Americans.
See a common thread here?
9) Islam allows Muslims to kill their own children, (honor killing) if the behavior of those children embarrasses or dishonors the family name. ( did you know that dating outside of the faith is justification for murdering their daughters and this has already occurred on American soil?)
Why would I want people (who believe its okay to murder their own children), be in the presence of other children?
My patrons often bring their kids to the range to teach them to shoot.
I am responsible for providing a safe environment for those children to learn gun safety and shooting sports.
10) In the 14 hundred year history of Islam, muslims have murdered over 270 million people.
Not all muslims are terrorists, but almost all terrorists in the world right now are muslim. Since you can’t determine by visual assessment, which ones will kill you and which ones will not, I am going to go with the line of thought that ANY HUMAN BEING who would either knowingly or unknowingly support a “religion” that commands the murder of all people who refuse to submit or convert to that religion, is not someone I want to know or do business with.
I hold adults accountable for the religion they align themselves with.
In summary, I not only have the right, but a responsibility to provide a safe environment for my customers. I do not believe my decision is religious discrimination because I do not classify islam as a religion.. It is a theocracy/terrorist organization that hides behind the mask of religion in order to achieve its mission of world domination.
People who shoot at my range come from all religious backgrounds… some are atheists… I do not care about their religious beliefs.
I care about the safety of my customers who come to shoot here.
I will do whatever is necessary to provide that environment for them, even at the cost of the increased threats and legal problems this decision will likely provoke.
Jan Morgan- owner / The Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range
1225 Blacksnake Road
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Read more at http://janmorganmedia.com/2014/09/business-muslim-free-zone/#bmmFhuwkikbylyS6.99
The Battle for America: I’m Drawing a Line in the “Moderate” Sand!
Tired of people talking about “moderate Muslims?” Me too, but here’s the difference: I don’t believe there is such a thing. “Moderate Muslim” is a misnomer – they are not moderate, they’ve just ‘backslidden’…
Don’t know that word? Let me explain: I’ve read the Koran. Pick it up sometime – you don’t have to take my word for it. Islam requires the faithful to spread their faith with violence. That’s the deal, spread the word by the sword.
Infidels will either convert or else.
The Muslim’s most folks call “moderate” aren’t moderate at all: They just aren’t following their Faith. Like a Christian who goes to services on Sunday, but Monday night after the football game they stop off at the topless bar, these so-called “moderate” Muslims are just backsliders. They’re not living up to the tenets of their faith and they know it.
They have a deficit in their devotion to Islam. They don’t speak out against violence, beheadings, bombing, threats, intimidation and murder because it’s in their Book.
End of story.
Now you listen to me: We know – all of us – know that we are going to have to deal with this problem. One day in the near future, we as Americans are going to have to go out and take care of business where these lunatic Islamic-fascist sociopaths are concerned.
Just like in the 1930’s when it became crystal clear that Hitler was going to have to be dealt with and destroyed, we are now faced with a critical decision. When?
Don’t pretend you haven’t thought of a future where it is happening in your own home town. A woman was brutally stabbed and beheaded today in Oklahoma. Enough?
Our soldiers are being ambushed and killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and other parts of the world; tourists are having their throats sliced; Christian children are being starved and carved up in Iraq while we as Americans sit and do nothing? You think a few bombing raids by the new Barack ‘Blood & Guts’ Obama are going to change anything?
Think this is just going to go away one of these days? Islam is evil! And we have to deal with it now, not later! I’m tired of the excuses – you’re either with us or against us! Man up, lock & load, buckle-in your mindset and let’s quit fu*king around. This is going to happen and if we wait until our Pearl Harbor moment – which as far as I’m concerned was 9-11-2001 – it’s going to cost a hundred-thousand-times more in blood and treasure.
America is at risk. We have no real leadership that will make the hard choices or even properly salute the Marines that protect our Commander-in-Chief’s lifestyle. Our guy is playing golf, playing public opinion, or just playing us for the pussified lemmings we’ve become. How many Americans have to die before we take action?
You sit around and listen to the media talk about “moderate” Islam and how the vast majority of Muslims are against the violence and radical ideology? Really?
No, friendo, these are the backsliders who know they should be right there with these Islamo-Nazis – fighting Jihad wherever they find the Infidels. Their religion compels them and even though the best they can do is stay silent, make no mistake – they want it and they’re part of it – their shut mouths are the consent of cowards.
Let me guess, my friends on the left: Joe is paranoid?
Well listen up you dweebs, according to the Center for Immigration Studies there are 2.5 million immigrants from “predominantly Muslim countries” living in the U.S. right now and even in a post-9/11 world, the U.S. is welcoming hundreds and thousands of immigrants from Muslim-majority nations, while we’re at war with Islam?
Figure that Shite out and get back to me.
Why are we allowing this? I supposed because it’s working out so nicely in Britain and France? Ever hear of an incident in a place called “Rotherham?” It’s a little working-class city in the UK, where for 13 years without anyone intervening, over 1,400 girls were carefully groomed to be whores by members of the city’s Pakistani Muslim minority.
Why? Because Mohammed said it was okay. Look it up, you politically-correct buffoons – don’t take my word for it. Why haven’t you heard of such a tragedy and injustice? Because our media is enabling and assisting these scumbags out of fear of being seen as “Islamo-phobic?” If just 5% of the Muslims coming here were sympathetic and in-step with ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Hamas, or any of these sociopaths – we’re in big-ass trouble.
I’m drawing a line in the sand! Are you an American, are you loyal to America? Then stand up for her – screw your “political correctness” and start acting like an American!
One other thing for my detractors: I’m not Islamo-phobic. I can tell you that because that would indicate a fear of Islam, wouldn’t it? I’m not afraid because I have the truth on my side and the armor of Christ within arms-reach. You’d better prepare to strap on your version of it soon because if we wait – as we did in the 1930’s – people will find themselves struggling for air, no different than those mass-murdered in a Nazi gas chamber by the millions.
Only this time it will be because your head is being sawed off with a rusty, curvy, hate-filled knife.
Nothing moderate about that, my friend and it’s not a matter of “if”: … It’s “when”?
Read more at http://joeforamerica.com/2014/09/battle-america-im-drawing-line-moderate-sand/
Holder contemplates his future!
53-46 Senate Vote to Stop U.S. from entering into the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty. KNOW who those 46 TRAITORS ARE?????
In a 53-46 vote, the Senate narrowly passed a measure that will stop
the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade
Treaty. The Statement of Purpose from the Senate Bill reads: “To
uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from
entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.” The U.N. Small
Arms Treaty, which has been championed by the Obama Administration,
would have effectively placed a global ban on the import and export of
small firearms. The ban would have affected all private gun owners in
the U.S. and had language that would have implemented an international
gun registry, now get this, on all private guns and ammo.
The U.N. Resolution 2117 lists 21 points dealing with firearms control, but perhaps of most interest is point number 11. It: “CALLS FOR MEMBER STATES TO SUPPORT WEAPONS COLLECTION and DISARMAMENT of all UN countries”.
Astonishingly, 46 out of our 100 United States Senators were willing to
give away our Constitutional rights to a foreign power.
Here are the 46 senators who voted to give your rights to the U.N.
*************** What? No Republicans???? ***************
Folks: This needs to go viral. These Senators voted to let the UN take
OUR guns. They need to lose their next election. We have been betrayed.
46 Senators Voted to Give your 2nd Amendment Constitutional Rights to the U.N.
A Nation of “SHEEP” breeds a Government of “WOLVES”
AmmoLand Gun News
New Jersey --(Ammoland.com)- Regular readers will know that I most often write about the politics of the Second Amendment and Gun Control. While that is what I am most well known for, I am not “one dimensional” by any stretch. I am a true “Student of the Gun” [hat tip Paul Markel] as it were, or, in even broader terms, a student of the art of combat, with or without a firearm.
I have worn out copies of “The Art of War ( tiny.cc/49plmx )” by Sun Tzu. My personal library includes most of the most common tomes on the subject, including Von Clausewitz and his work on the philosophy of warfare entitled “On War ( tiny.cc/djqlmx )” as well as both “On Combat ” and “On Killing” by noted expert Lt Col Dave Grossman.
“On Combat ( tiny.cc/4cqlmx )” and “On Killing ( tiny.cc/dfqlmx )” focus on both the psychological, as well as the physiological aspects of what takes place within a persons mind, as well as their body, when faced with the decision and consequences of using lethal force to kill another human being.
Fewer things are more true than the now cliche’ phrase “Knowledge is Power“. You can have the latest High Speed, Low Drag gear available, you can drop 3000 grand on the newest AR platform or Wilson Combat Handgun, you can develop the skills necessary to draw and shoot a single target in less than a second, as well as shoot the wings off a fly at 300 yards.
But none of that will do you a lick of good in a fight unless you know, understand and apply the tactical aspects that can gain you the upper hand.
So I figured I would take an opportunity to address one of the key components of tilting the odds in your favor by writing about the ” OODA Loop” and its application to surviving a fight.
OODA Loop stands for Observe, Orient, Decide, Act.
The OODA Loop stands for Observe, Orient, Decide, Act. Its a method of describing how to engage in a decision making process, evaluating your opponents situation and actions and getting “inside their decision making cycle” , forcing them to accelerate their own decision making cycle as they scramble to keep up, there by creating conditions where they are much more likely to make a serious mistake, creating an opening for you to take advantage of.
The OODA Loop was first developed and codified by USAF Lt Col John Boyd the” father “of the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Boyd literally “wrote the book” on fighter tactics when he developed the manual for the USAF Weapons School.
He was known as “Forty Second Boyd” for his famous wager that, starting from a position of disadvantage, he could defeat any opposing pilot in air combat in forty seconds or less. Though many scoffed at the idea, no one was ever able to meet the challenge.
Boyd theorized that all intelligent organisms and organizations undergo a continuous cycle of interaction with their environment. Boyd breaks this cycle down to four interrelated and overlapping processes through which one cycles continuously:
- Observation: the collection of data by means of the senses
- Orientation: the analysis and synthesis of data to form one’s current mental perspective
- Decision: the determination of a course of action based on one’s current mental perspective
- Action: the physical playing-out of decisions
Of course, while this is taking place, the situation may be changing. It is sometimes necessary to cancel a planned action in order to meet the changes. Boyd emphasized this decision cycle is the central mechanism enabling adaptation and is therefore critical to survival.
Tactics codified in the OODA Loop are equally applicable to any number of armed or unarmed combat scenarios ( much like “The Art of War” applies equally to warfare as it does to business ) or even just life in general; readers engage in the use of the OODA Loop every single day on their drive to work, without ever realizing it or that it has a formal name.
Think about it…
You Observe the traffic and road conditions you find yourself in, you Orient yourself accordingly, as a situation develops and you analyze its meaning and potential effects, you make a Decision on how to best address it, then you Act by applying steering, brake or throttle inputs accordingly.
The EXACT same processes take place when confronted, either in ones home or on the street by an assailant. When discussing surviving such an encounter, it is crucial to apply the OODA Loop methodology and make observations, decisions and take action faster than your opponent, forcing them at an ever increasing tempo, to scramble to keep up within their own decision making cycle instead of having time to think their response through, greatly increasing the likely-hood they will make a mistake that can exploited to win the engagement.
Put another way, Action is ALWAYS faster than RE Action.
The point is, you should always be doing SOMETHING that your opponent is forced to react to instead of waiting to react yourself. Do something unexpected, position yourself in a place your opponent doesn’t expect you to be, do something unorthodox that short circuits his decision making cycle. If you are forced to react, react in a way that is unanticipated by your adversary so you can regain the advantage.
If you can accelerate your progression through the OODA Loop at a pace faster than your enemy can keep up, you vastly increase the odds of surviving the encounter.
And remember, there is no such thing as a “fair fight”.
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Posted On 19 Sep 2014
By : Erik Rush
It was early 2007 when I first began warning America about the individual who represents himself as Barack Hussein Obama being an anti-Western, anti-American, anti-white, anti-Semitic Marxist. In the following 18 months, a few of us managed to disseminate the deeply disturbing information we gleaned (which was readily available, if not widely reported) on the Democrat candidate.
Unfortunately, none of this did much in the face of the cult of personality and mass marketing that was used to sell this creature to the American electorate. Even Obama’s convicting so-called autobiographical work, Dreams From My Father, replete with bitter anti-Americanism and liberal racist dogma, didn’t do the trick, nor did revelations of his associations with domestic terrorists.
In the years since Obama’s election, of course, he has in fact manifested some of the darkest fears his detractors held, and we’ve learned even more about him.
We’ve learned he’s not who he says he is, if for no other reason than his birth certificate and Selective Service Registration were faked, and his Social Security number was purloined from another individual, as well as having been issued from a state in which Obama never resided.
We’ve learned that Obama had a bizarre and perverse upbringing, probably even more bizarre and perverse than the one to which he admits. At this juncture, I can safely say that the narrative of his birth and family of origin is certainly bogus; certain individuals represented therein either never existed, or had roles other than those in the official narrative. His background supporting material is lousy with lost, doctored, and forged documents, and altered photographs.
Surrounded by Marxists, atheists, black nationalists, domestic terrorists, and sundry low-level criminals, drug use, sexual deviance, and the general self-destructive hedonism of these characters pervaded Obama’s early life. As intimated in his own writing, it is likely that he was molested by (or had a consensual sexual relationship with) at least one pederast. Thus, during his career development (such as it was), association with subversives and lowlifes probably seemed perfectly normal.
We learned about the political roots of Obama, his associates, and mentors in Dinesh D’Souza’s film 2016: Obama’s America, which detailed the resentment that people of his ideological bent hold for European nations and America due to their foreign policy over the century or so, and the alleged “under-development” and economic exploitation of Third World nations.
We learned about Obama’s lifelong associations with radicals and Marxists who, as a matter of public record, possess a deep hatred for the entire paradigm of Western civilization, capitalism, and Christianity in particular. They also happen to idolize the twentieth-century’s most notorious tyrants and genocidal maniacs.
Given Obama’s actions while President, we’ve learned that he is at least an Islamist sympathizer, if not a closeted Muslim himself. In fact, it is quite probable that at least part of his higher education was directly funded by foreign Islamist operatives. Obama courted the Muslim Brotherhood (an organization whose stated goals include the ascendency of Islam in America), and has supported their agenda both overtly and covertly. Not only did he dismantle the anti-terrorism infrastructure of U.S. federal law enforcement and the Pentagon, but he insinuated Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist operatives into sensitive areas of the federal government. He almost singlehandedly catalyzed the Arab Spring, which has led to the deaths of untold thousands across the Middle East and Africa, and in so doing has committed acts of treason against the United States of America.
Obama just got through selling Congress on yet another abysmal and nebulous plan to militarily support “vetted, moderate” forces in Syria (who have been fighting to topple Syrian president Bashar al-Assad for the last few years) in the White House’s new campaign against the terror group ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
Unfortunately for the region, the U.S. economy, and our long-term security, lawmakers are either conveniently or imprudently overlooking that:
- ISIS is an Obama creation,
- All of the military aid America has supplied to the anti-Assad rebels to date is now in the hands of ISIS, and
- There are in fact no “vetted, moderate” forces in Syria.
All of the anti-Assad forces work together regularly, and they’re all Islamists. Scratch the surface of a “moderate” Free Syrian Army soldier, and you’ll find a budding jihadi.
And they’re all using us – with Obama’s very willing assistance.
Obama’s key objective in this case remains to topple Assad, the last pillar of relative stability in the region. With Assad gone, ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other virulent Islamist forces will dominate the region. However, in the wake of American outrage over the beheadings of two American journalists and with current threats to the homeland, American lawmakers – particularly Republicans – are loath to balk against the president’s ISIS strategy, however enfeebled such an effort may be, since Obama would almost surely blame them for any successful ISIS attacks against America.
At this very moment, despite the testimony of intelligence experts, local law enforcement, and physical evidence, the Obama administration continues to deny that ISIS forces are amassing south of our border with Mexico, and may already be in the United States.
Now, consider this, the most terrifying part of the picture…
In the framework of the twisted, bitter worldview embraced by Obama and his malevolent ideological kin, it stands to reason they would believe that the principal beneficiaries of America’s “crimes” – the American people – should be made to suffer, preferably as much as those whom America and its “co-conspirators” have allegedly exploited.
Right across our border, it appears that Obama now has just the tools to do this, with the help of craven Democrats employing the politics of immigration, and whorish Republicans capitulating to same.
Yet, despite this mountain range of evidence, it somehow remains incomprehensible, even to many Obama detractors who have all this information, that Obama’s actions reflect his intention. Perhaps it is because that in publicly acknowledging this intention, they would suddenly find themselves forced to act decisively against this saboteur, and that is something they are either too afraid to do, or unwilling to do – even if it means the loss of American lives on our own soil – and sometime very soon, I’d wager.
At present, Obama supporters, as well as elements of the liberal press, giggle, titter, and mince at the “absurdity” of the allegations that I and some of my colleagues are making in this area.
It does bear mentioning that these are the same people who giggled, tittered, and minced at the “absurdity” of allegations I put forth seven years ago regarding the junior U.S. Senator from Illinois.
Instigator News Network Founder Erik Rush is an author, talk show host, speaker, and contributor of social commentary to various print and online publications. In February 2007, he was the first to break the story of President (then Senator) Barack Obama’s ties to militant Chicago preacher Rev. Jeremiah Wright on a national level.
Read more at http://instigatornews.com/dont-say-havent-warned-twice/#yOUTL0631Kkq3RCz.99
By Paul Sperry
September 20, 2014 | 12:11pm
Three and a half months have come and gone and the Pentagon has offered no clarity on what happened to alleged Army deserter and Taliban collaborator Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Fellow soldiers and other critics fear the military’s now-delayed investigation is shaping up to be a whitewash.
The case has become a political powder keg for President Obama.
Since he traded five imprisoned Taliban leaders for Bergdahl, the US Government Accountability Office has declared the swap illegal, and nearly two dozen House Democrats have joined Republicans in officially condemning the move for making “Americans less safe.”
In addition, the Taliban deal appears to have encouraged the Islamic State to put up American hostages as trade bait to free other terrorist detainees, namely “Lady al Qaeda” Aafia Siddiqui.
Department of Defense
Obama in May presented Bergdahl as a hero in announcing his release in a Rose Garden ceremony featuring Bergdahl’s mother and father. The next day, his national-security adviser added another coat of varnish when she proclaimed the AWOL soldier “served the United States with honor and distinction.”
His platoon mates, however, say he did nothing of the kind. “Bergdahl is a deserter, not a hero [and] needs to answer for what he did,” said former Army Sgt. Evan Buetow, who served with Bergdahl and was present the night he vanished from his Afghan post.
Like Buetow, more than 60% of respondents to a recent Military Times survey believe that Bergdahl should be court-martialed for walking off his post in 2009 and costing the lives of six fellow soldiers who died searching for him.
But a senior Army official told me court-martialing Bergdahl would “make the president look bad.” In spite of damning evidence against him, the official expects Pentagon brass to separate him from the military with a less-than-honorable discharge, sparing Obama total embarrassment.
The six soldiers who died trying to rescue Bergdahl, posted to a ‘Bowe Bergdahl is a traitor’ Facebook page.Photo: Facebook
In a sign Bergdahl may indeed get off with a slap on the wrist, the Army has delayed its AR 15-6 investigation into his disappearance — a development that Bergdahl’s attorneys see as helpful to their client.
The Army investigator, Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, was supposed to submit his findings to brass last month but has asked for an extension. The probe was limited to a 60-day window, which ended Aug. 15. There’s no longer a deadline attached, which means the investigation could drag out past the November election.
Dahl last month interviewed Bergdahl at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, in what his lawyer described as an “entirely nonconfrontational” meeting.
Critics doubt Dahl has the skills to conduct a proper interrogation. “No general does this. They have no training,” said the Army official, who requested anonymity upon describing Dahl as a “yes-man.”
If there’s any doubt this case is politically sensitive, consider that Buetow and five other platoon mates have hit roadblocks shopping an explosive book portraying Bergdahl as a “premeditated” deserter who aided the Taliban. An editor reportedly turned them down because Republicans “are all over Bergdahl and using it against Obama.”
Buetow, who was team leader of Bergdahl’s unit, says they’re not trying to politicize the issue. They just couldn’t stay quiet after Obama made him out to be a war hero.
“We’re just trying to tell the truth,” he said in an interview published last month. “It’s not my fault this would make Obama look bad.”
The evidence against 28-year-old Bergdahl is overwhelming. Here’s a bill of indictment:
- Before slipping away, Bergdahl shipped much of his gear, including a personal computer, back home to Idaho.
- In e-mails to his parents, excerpted in Rolling Stone, he complained he was “ashamed to even be American” and was “sorry for everything here,” adding: “These people need help, yet what they get is the most conceited country in the world telling them that they are nothing and that they are stupid, that they have no idea how to live.”
- When he left his outpost near the Pakistan border, he left behind his body armor and weapon and only took with him water and a backpack with a camera, notebook and writing materials — bizarre, given the hostile territory around his post.
- He left a farewell note in which he stated he was deserting and explained his disillusionment with the war, according to The New York Times; other reports say he sought to renounce his American citizenship.
- Within 24 hours, the Taliban confirmed they had picked him up, whereupon he expressed his displeasure with his countrymen and “wanted to accept Islam,” two Afghans who were Taliban commanders at the time told NBC News.
- Bergdahl converted to Islam during his captivity and declared himself a “mujahid,” or warrior for Islam, according to secret military documents obtained by Fox News.
- Soon after his rendezvous with the Taliban, the improvised explosive devices the enemy used to attack US convoys became more accurate and lethal. “IEDs started going off directly under the trucks; they were getting perfect hits every time,” Beutow recalled, suggesting Bergdahl shared military intelligence with his captors.
- Bergdahl had a history of leaving his post and most likely walked away on his own free will, concluded an initial investigationconducted by an Army officer in July and August of 2009. The Military Times first revealed the findings of his 35-page classified military report in June.
- The Pentagon never classified Bergdahl a POW during his five years in captivity.
- The president may think Bergdahl deserves a parade, but retired Army Sgt. Jordan Vaughn, who went on some 50 dangerous missions searching for Bergdahl, told Fox that “He belongs in shackles for what he did.”
8 Horrible Things Liberals Blame on Global Warming!
By Onan Coca /
People really like lists. This may be the biggest thing i’ve learned since starting Eagle Rising. Everywhere you look on the internet you’ll find them… lists of cutest cats, ugliest dogs, fastest cars, worst movies…on and on and on.
Most of these lists are utterly useless and serve only as ways to waste time.
Finally, the folks at the Daily Caller News Foundation have graced us with a list that we actually wanted to see and is truly useful!
Here it is - 8 Horrible Things Liberals Blame on Global Warming!
You’ve heard it from scientists, environmentalists and even Secretary of State John Kerry: global warming is the greatest existential threat faced by humanity.
It’s no wonder that all bad weather, every conflict, disease outbreaks, you-name-it is blamed on increasing levels of carbon dioxide and temperatures.
But wait! There’s been a nearly 18-year pause in global warming, yet the existential threat continues. In honor of the left’s persistence in sounding the climate alarm, The Daily Caller News Foundation presents the top things liberals blame on global warming.
1. Polar Vortex Remember last winter when it was freezing and you couldn’t get to work because you were snowed in? That was caused by global warming according to White House science czar John Holdren. This is the guy who said there were too many people on Earth and we may need to have government imposed population controls — so you know he’s credible.
2. Colder Winters Winters have been trending colder for the last 20 years, according to data, but did you know this is because of global warming? Apparently, melting polar ice caps are making winters colder. Except both the Arctic and the Antarctic have seen sea ice growth, so… I’ve got some oceanfront property in Arizona I’d like to sell you. I’ll even throw in the Golden Gate for free (if sea level rises don’t destroy it first, of course).
3. California’s Drought Yes, you guessed it, global warming not only causes frigid weather and massive snowstorms, it also causes extreme droughts (and apparently all weather). Plausible, but only if you ignore the state’s long history of droughts that were way worse than the current one.
4. The Antarctic’s Sea Ice Boom Antarctic sea ice keeps breaking records, hitting 1,224,000 square kilometers above the 1981-2010 mean earlier this week. But the record ice levels are because of global warming, according to people constantly trying to prove the world is ending. There are even those who say the south pole is really in danger of melting because it’s western ice sheet is collapsing — ignoring the fact this has happened before in history without catastrophe.
5. Ebola Outbreak Some have asked if the current Ebola outbreak in Africa was made worse by global warming. An odd question since the world has not warmed for about 18 years, but even more disturbing are those who argue ebola (and literally every other disease) could get worse due to global warming. Certain diseases do thrive better in warmer weather, but it seems a little early to sound the alarm on warming-induced diseases.
6. Syrian Civil War Did you know the Syrian civil war was caused by global warming, and totally not because of the oppressive tactics of the Assad regime? Famine and drought caused mass migrations into Syria which sparked a massive conflict, according to a climate/security analyst. But this of course ignores the fact that claims of global warming-induced conflicts are overblown and not borne out in the evidence,according to actual military experts. Jeff Keuter, president of the Marshall Institute said “that methodology ignores and overlooks is the slow and gradual change in which most environmental things unwind, and it totally ignores the empirical evidence on the causes and correlates of conflict.”
7. Rape And Crime Along those same lines, some scholars have tried to argue that global warming will cause rape and crime to increase because hotter weather apparently makes people more pissed off and violent. This runs counter to the fact that past global temperature increases have been accompanied by a fall in global homicide rates since the early 1990s.
8. Sex Slaves And Prostitutes House Democrats signed a resolution last year saying that global warming could lead to more sex workers and such because food production would be weakened (despite evidence that increased CO2 levels is good for crops and plant life). You should probably take this claim with a grain of salt (well, maybe a tablespoon of salt).
By MIchael Bastasch of the Daily Caller News Foundation.
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