"So what will happen is that the spiral of sectarian warfare will increase more and more, radicalizing the Sunni populations more and more and eventually spilling over into countries across the region almost all of which have mixed Shia-Sunni populations," Khedery said.
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Back in December 2010, America's continued support of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki made it so that "Iraq’s path toward civil war was really inevitable," Khedery said. That's because Maliki's new lease on life led him to steer Baghdad "toward a very pro-Iranian and sectarian agenda, which inevitably disillusioned and disenfranchised Sunni Arabs for a second time."
"Then given Maliki’s misrule in Iraq and Assad’s misrule in Syria and their cooperation along with the Iranians and Hezbollah to wage a campaign of genocide, led to a region-wide sectarian war while the United States under President Obama stood back and watched and did nothing as the violence spiraled further and further out of control," Khedery said.
He added that "the reason why we face strategic defeat in the Middle East is because we are not choosing to act in a forceful way against ISIS.
"Ali Khedery, the longest continuously serving American official in Iraq (2003-09), recently sat down to discuss American policy in the Middle East.
"As the Middle East unravels, the U.S. and its allies will be the real losers because we won’t be able to contain these cancers of sectarian war and transnational jihad. Radicals will grow in strength on both sides, namely the Salafist ISIS and the Shia militias, eventually driving the entire region towards destabilization, inevitably threatening global energy supplies and the global economy."
Khedery lays significant blame for the current crisis at Obama's feet, noting that in 2010 " Washington betrayed the promises that the U.S. government had made to the Sunni tribal leaders, the same leaders that had fought al-Qaeda [in Iraq] throughout the 'Awakening.'"
Wonder if the Saudi king knows specifics or if he's just assuming we'll be hit shortly?
Have we heard anything from IS about Israel? Kinda odd, but I don't think I have. And have we heard anything about Israel dropping anything on them? Again, I don't think so. I would think they'd be in more imminent danger--any group that kills other Muslims would have to detest the idea of Israel even more than Iran, Hamas etc.
Amazing funny how people disagree with the facts of a news article. Your heads are so far up your behinds, why don't you follow it in and disappear.
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"PRESIDENT OBAMA’S acknowledgment that “we don’t have a strategy yet” in Syria understandably attracted the most attention after his perplexing meeting with reporters Thursday. But his restatement of the obvious was not the most dismaying aspect of his remarks. The president’s goal, to the extent he had one, seemed to be to tamp down all the assessments of gathering dangers that his own team had been issuing over the previous days."
Translated: Obama is lying. Again.
washingtonpost. com/opinions/president-obama-needs-to-focus-on-how-the-united-states-can-meet-global-challenges/2014/08/29/11ec9e5e-2f90-11e4-bb9b-997ae96fad33_story. html
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"WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration.
Facing an expected onslaught of opposition, the administration plans to argue that Congress failed to provide enough resources to fully enforce U.S. laws, thereby ceding wide latitude to White House to prioritize deportations of the 11.5 million people who are in the country illegally, administration officials and legal experts said. But Republicans, too, are exploring their legal options for stopping Obama from what they've deemed egregious presidential overreaching."
full story: finance.yahoo. com/news/obama-crafts-legal-rationale-immigration-steps-205239186--politics. html
The administration has also covered up, or at the very least downplayed, a serious epidemic of crime along the Mexican border even as heavily armed drug cartels have taken over portions of the region. Judicial Watch has reported that the U.S. Border Patrol actually ordered officers to avoid the most crime-infested stretches because they’re “too dangerous” and patrolling them could result in an “international incident” of cross border shooting. In the meantime, who could forget the famous words of Obama’s first Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano; the southern border is “as secure as it has ever been.”
Obama: the first anti-American President.
HEADLINE: Judicial Watch: Feds’ Bulletin Describes Threat of Imminent Terrorist Attack on Southern Border
For those of us who’ve been raising alarms about both the jihadist threat and the national-security vulnerability created by the Obama administration’s non-enforcement of the immigration laws, this is not a surprise — particularly less than two weeks before September 11. But it is nonetheless jarring to read. Judicial Watch has just put out this statement:
Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued.
Judge Jeanine Pirro takes Obama APART on ISIS. A must see!
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Only use it for obits don't really care to play games with the rag.
Used quote sign--worked. Never had to before. Anyway, interesting editorial about the federal work requirement for food stamps.
OH asked for/was granted a waiver for 16 of 88 counties where unemployment is especially high.
Now OH "is the target of a civil rights complaint by several groups claiming the waivers discriminated against racial minorities." The waiver counties are composed of just 6% minorities. (State average is 37%)
"In order to be politically correct, it is entirely possible USDA officials will cave in and allow the change.
But that would mean that food stamp applicants in areas where it is easier to find jobs still would not be required to comply with the work mandate."
And we wonder why there are stereotypes.
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Copy the article title. Paste to google in quotes. First hit is usually it.
"(CNSNews****) – The mayor of Lynn, Mass. says that some of the illegal aliens from Guatemala who are enrolled in her city’s public schools are adults with graying hair and “more wrinkles than I have.”
“They are not all children,” Judith Flanagan Kennedy told reporters at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
“One of the things that we did notice when we were processing some of these students coming in was that they were adults,” she said.
She added that the federal government will not allow school officials to verify their ages, even though one of the students turned out to be 35 years old."
The Democrat Party at its finest.
Yep...copy and paste didn't work today.
Hey, this a.m. I copied the start of the news articles and got to read them. This afternoon it didn't work. Anyone else try lately? I'm on a different computer--hope that's it.
"Maybe everyone would be happier if vacation times were set...let's say a true vacation of 30 days per year."
Better yet, cut their pay in half, and no taxpayer-funded pension. They can take their chances on the market like everyone else.
better make that 'playing golf' *blush*
"But didn't Bush stop golfing at the end--said it wasn't right while stuff was going on. "
Bush was criticized for playing gold while our troops were at risk. Bush agreed and didn't play another round while in office.
Obama, like ladybug, doesn't care about anyone but himself, so he keeps on missing those three-footers.
Hope he plays golf better than he can throw a baseball. What a pansy.
Maybe everyone would be happier if vacation times were set...let's say a true vacation of 30 days per year.
Well, bug, so much for your whining about being attacked and calling people names.
"This idiot doesn't survive on bisquick and milk and exspect everyone to say oh gee what great guy . IDIOT "
No, you'd be down at the welfare office with your hand out.
Questioner. There's always something going on !
Maybe Bush did ? But Bush spent 30% of his time at the western WH too.
I can't see how anybody can complain about a little R&R by any president,
Look at the house and senate their always on R&R I don't know how these people justify their exsistance .
They complain about Obama not doing more about Syria when they denied him the money and approval last yr. at this time.
Now their whining again. Come up with a plan and we'll look at it in 2 weeks,
The way Fox News goes on you'd think we weren't going to make it past tomorrow.
I said No too, but could have gone either way. Like Bug said, they are on call and have briefings even when they're gone. And supposedly, business gets discussed on a golf course. But didn't Bush stop golfing at the end--said it wasn't right while stuff was going on.
BUT, timing is everything. There are times when they leave that they are asking for criticism.
It was the waste of a good heart Cheney.
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