The odds of this happening are somewhere between a snowball’s chance in hell and when pigs fly.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday pressed leaders of the Muslim world to help ensure security for Americans in their countries after a wave of violence against U.S. diplomatic compounds.
“The message we have to send to the Muslim world is we expect you to work with us to keep our people safe,” Obama said during a taped interview with CBS’s David Letterman in New York. “We expect their full cooperation because that’s the only way the world works.”
Protesters have attacked U.S. embassies and burned American flags after an obscure California-made film triggered an attack on the U.S. consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi last week that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
Obama, who has ordered tightened security at U.S.’s installations, called the video “offensive” but said it was not an excuse for violence.
SOURCE: The Weasel Zippers
You’re walking on a street.
You are carrying a pistol.
This thing confronts you.
What’s your first instinct?
Mine would be to shoot.
And the world would be a better place for it, too!
Even after trying to kill three people.
What do you want to bet he’s a darling of the liberal set?
Officers were investigating a string of burglaries at an Anchorage, AK, hotel when Barnum opened fire, striking one of the cops. The officers on the scene returned fire, eventually striking Barnum in the arm. The Anchorage Daily News has more:
Described by police as a “serial burglar,” Barnum spent most of the past decade in prison on burglary and forgery convictions. The 37-year-old is now charged with attempted murder in the two-hour standoff that emptied the hotel, froze traffic on Fifth Avenue and drew nearly every on-duty police officer in the city.
Investigators arrested two others who were in the hotel room with Barnum — Stephanie Callis and Sam Williams Jr. — on warrants. District Court Judge Alex Swiderski set Barnum’s bail for the more serious charge at $500,000 at the Anchorage jail Friday afternoon.
Standing at the court lectern, Barnum shifted his weight from one foot to the other, glancing occasionally — the white of one eye black with tattoo ink — at reporters and bail bondsmen sitting in the gallery.
More charges may follow. Police say they‘re still piecing together what happened at the hotel and investigating Barnum’s role in the string of Anchorage break-ins. Unlike many burglars, police believe Barnum wasn’t waiting for people to leave their homes. He was sneaking in while the owners were still inside, Henry said.
UPDATE: Here’s a graphic from The Looking Spoon:
A new ad from the conservative group Let Freedom Ring takes aim at President Obama’s appeasement of the Muslim Brotherhood. The ad blasts President Obama for legitimatizing the terrorist group that swept into power after Barack Obama threw Hosni Mubarak under the bus.
The 60-second ad is one of the first broadsides against the president over what has been perceived as his chief strength: foreign policy. The ad says, in part:
“The Muslim Brotherhood’s top leaders even write about taking over America.
“President Obama, you invited the Muslim Brotherhood to the White House? Legitimizing a group that wants to undermine America and destroy Israel?
“You sent them 1.5 billion of our taxpayer dollars? Why Mr. President, Why?”
They forgot to add that Obama invited Morsi to the White House on the same week he told the Israeli leader he was too busy to meet with him.
SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit
SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit.com
Lt. Col Allen West tells it like it is. ” I saw Ambassador Rice being interviewed by Chris Wallace and just shook my head at the stupidity I heard coming out of her mouth”.
The Obama Administration is refusing to answer questions regarding the 9-11 attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi. The administration is sticking to its defense that the terrorist attack was really just a protest gone bad. And now they are refusing to answer reporter’s questions on the attack.
Via America Live:
There were four previous Islamist attacks in Benghazi since June.
One of the attacks was an IED atack at the US Consulate on June 6, 2012.
Despite this the Obama Administration refused to provide even “standard security” at the consulate compound.
Back in 2007… then Candidate Obama said… “I truly believe the DAY I am inaugurated the world will look at America differently… They will have confidence that I am listening and that will make us safer! I have lived in a Muslim country…They know I am listening… The Bush administration failed to understand this…”
Well, whatchathink? Do you think our Americans over there today feel safer?
Country by country…
Pakistan: Osama Bin Laden had safe haven there for over five years… They imprisoned a Pakistan doctor for cooperating with the CIA… and yet, they receive over 2 billion a year from YOU…
Afghanistan: Over 2000 troops have been killed there… the government under President Karsan is at best uncooperative and many feel very corrupt…Many people in Afghanistan continue to openly support the Taliban… and yet, they get American $$$$$
Iran: The president was going to mollify Iran by direct negotiations with their leadership… yet they continue to defy the United States and the world by continuing their nuclear development and deny Israel the right to exist!!!
Egypt: The country is run and controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood … anti- American protests are common and yet… they receive over 1.6 Billion a year from YOU…
Libya: Four Americans are dead including our Ambassador… the government is so weak they can’t protect us there… anti-American riots are out of control..
All these promises… all the HOPE… whatchathink?
To sum it up… Candidate Obama said… touch the hem of my garment and you will be healed… THIS IS NOT FOREIGN POLICY!!!!!
You be the judge on November 6!!!
Ambassador Susan Rice says the attacks were all stemming from the “film”…
The Islamic Radicals came armed with RPG’s…. and had a second team set to come in… of course thinking they would encounter resistance… they didn’t. This was an act of terrorism!!!!!
This had nothing to do with the “trailer of the film”… I bet 99% had never even heard of the film until later… just an excuse for them and our president of appeasement.
Where in the world is the National Endowment for the Arts? They have defended free speech when there is free speech and art done to trash Christianity… remember them defending the painting of Christ with dog or cow dung all over it… Free speech indeed… only when it is against Christians…
Susan Rice also says… “We have time to pressure Iran”… Netanyahu says Iran is within 6 months of having an atomic bomb… Panetta says 1 year… EITHER is horrible… and we need to do something to stop Iran right now… or Netanyahu will… and he should.. there he is surrounded by enemies who want to wipe Israel off the face of the map… and he can’t depend on America to help him with this do nothing president… oh wait… I forgot… The middle east will love us once he is president and he “talks” to them…
Come on… this attack on our embassy was a direct hit… an act of terrorism… not their reaction to a film…
A lot is being said in the media about Mitt Romney not being “likable” or that he doesn’t “relate well” to people. Following are the Top Ten List to explain this “unlikablility.”
The Top Ten Reasons To Dislike Mitt Romney:
1. Drop-dead, collar-ad handsome with gracious, statesmanlike aura. Looks like every central casting’s #1 choice for Commander-in-Chief.
2. Been married to one woman his entire life, and has been faithful to her, including through her bouts with breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.
3. No scandals or skeletons in his closet. (How boring is that?)
4. Can’t speak in a fake, southern, “black preacher voice” when necessary.
5. Highly intelligent. Graduated cum laude from both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School…and by the way, his academic records are NOT sealed.
6. Doesn’t smoke or drink alcohol, and has never done drugs, not even in the counter-culture age when he went to college. Too square for today’s America?
7. Represents an America of “yesterday”, where people believed in God, went to Church, didn’t screw around and worked hard to become successful!
8. Has a family of five great sons….and none of them have police records or are in drug rehab. But of course, they were raised by a stay-at-home mom, and that “choice” deserves America’s scorn.
9. Oh yes, he’s a Mormon. We need to be very afraid of that very strange religion that teaches its members to be clean-living, patriotic, fiscally conservative, charitable, self-reliant, and honest.
10. And finally . . . pundits say because of his wealth, he can’t relate to ordinary Americans. I guess that’s because he made that money himself, as opposed to marrying it or inheriting it from Dad. Apparently, he didn’t understand that actually working at a job and earning your own money made you unrelatable to Americans.
My goodness, it’s a strange world, isn’t it?
I’m not in the Navy nor ever have been so this picture means little to me.
But if I were an ADMIRAL in the Navy, I damned well better know what they are.
On the last night of the Democratic National Convention, a retired Navy four-star took the stage to pay tribute to veterans. Behind him, on a giant screen, the image of four hulking warships reinforced his patriotic message.
But there was a big mistake in the stirring backdrop: those are Russian warships.
While retired Adm. John Nathman, a former commander of Fleet Forces Command, honored vets as America’s best, the ships from the Russian Federation Navy were arrayed like sentinels on the big screen above.
These were the very Soviet-era combatants that Nathman and Cold Warriors like him had once squared off against.
“The ships are definitely Russian,” said noted naval author Norman Polmar after reviewing hi-resolution photos from the event. “There’s no question of that in my mind.”
Naval experts concluded the background was a photo composite of Russian ships that were overflown by what appear to be U.S. trainer jets. It remains unclear how or why the Democratic Party used what’s believed to be images of the Russian Black Sea Fleet at their convention.
A spokesman for the Democratic National Convention Committee was not able to immediately comment Tuesday, saying he had to track down personnel to find out what had happened.
The veteran who spotted the error and notified Navy Times said he was immediately taken aback.
“I was kind of in shock,” said Rob Barker, 38, a former electronics warfare technician who left the Navy in 2006. Having learned to visually identify foreign ships by their radars, Barker recognized the closest ship as the Kara-class cruiser Kerch.
“An immediate apology [from the committee] would be very nice,” Barker said. “Maybe acknowledge the fact that yes, they screwed up.”
The background – featured in the carefully choreographed hour leading up to the president’s Sept. 6 speech accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination – showed four ships with radar designs not used in the U.S. fleet.
For example, the ship in the foreground, on the far right, has a square radar antenna at the top of its masthead. That is the MR-700 Podberezovik 3-D early warning radar, commonly identified as “Flat Screen” for its appearance, a three-dimensional early warning radar mounted on the Kerch, said Eric Wertheim, editor of “Combat Fleets of the World.”
Similarly, the third ship has a MR-310 “Head Net” air search radar, shaped like two off-set bananas, at its masthead and is mostly likely the guided missile destroyer Smetlivyy. The first two ships seem to be Krivak-class frigates, but it’s hard to discern from the silhouette, experts said.
But the fact they are Russian ships is not in doubt. In addition to the ship’s radar arrays and hulls, which are dissimilar from U.S. warships, the photo features one more give-away: a large white flag with a blue ‘X’ at the ships’ sterns.
Of course, like everything else the DNC and Obama do, they offend, insult, lie and ridicule and whe caught out, offer weak apologies that have absolutely no sincerity behind them.
SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit.com
So let me get this straight. Egyptian camel boinkers just raided our embassy in Cairo and we’re the ones apologizing? WTF? We give these assholes over $1 billion a year and they are trashing our embassy? I thought Jug Hussein Ears Downgrade was gonna make Moo-slimes love us. Now, not only do they not love us, but now they think we’re weak. I agree with Dr. K. And the fact that they did this on 9/11 makes it worse.
Haven’t we seen this movie before? Yeah. Back when the white version Of Obungler, the incompetent Jimmah Carter was in office.
Yannow, I don’t care if they love us or not. I want them to fear us. What people like Jimmah and Oblunder can’t seen to realize is that the only thing Moo-slimes fear and respect is strength. They laugh at girly men like Obeauzeau, just like the Iranians laughed at Jimmah Carter. To them, appeasement is a sign of weakness.
I like what Glenn Reynolds said as advice to Oblamebush: To stiffen your spine, imagine these were Tea Partiers instead of Islamic fundamentalists who hate America and all it stands for.
Wouldn’t it be nice if Dimocrats hated our enemies more than they hated Republicans?
As for their offense at the latest insult to Islam, we’ll start showing respect for their cult founded by an insane pedophile when they start showing respect for other religions. I’m sick of these 7th Century barbarians constantly being offended. Treat ’em like the children they are. I remember my father telling me when I would cry that he would give me sumpin’ to cry about. You people are offended? Howza ’bout some MOABs. I’d say nuke Cairo, but I don’t want to see anything happen to the pyramids, the Sphinx, and the Egyptian Museum. Bombing a few mosques would not bother me a bit. Treat the barbarians like the barbarians they are.
Here camel boinkers, here’s sumpin’ to offend you. Boom!
The next world war will be between Islam and civilization.
After US Consulate Torched to the Ground and AMBASSADOR MURDERED… Barack Obama Delivers a ‘Strongly Worded’ Speech (Video)
SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit.com
Obama just made a public address on national TV and said Liybians had carried the body of Ambassador Stevens to the hospital…..do the pictures below show this?…..Papa Mike
You gotta wonder what Obama’s to-do list — his real one, not that silly list of campaign promises — looks like. If his campaign promises such as changing the tone in Washington were truly the list, even he’d have to give himself a failing grade.
But no, the president gave himself an “incomplete” grade. That means he’s done some stuff, but the rest is in reach.
Whatever could those things be? Well, I’m thinking his goal is to out-do Jimmy Carter on everything. Let’s see how he’s doing, shall we?
- Drive gas prices up. Check.
- High unemployment. Check.
- Support ill-advised Islamic overthrow of a friendly Middle Eastern nation. Check.
- Have embassy in that country stormed later same year. Check.
- Attacked by a rabbit. Not yet.
- Lose election to Republican former governor of a liberal state. Not yet.
I’m not wishing a bunny attack on the president, but if it did happen, I would laugh my ass off.
That last item? I am wishing that upon him. And I’m doing what I can to make it happen.
Now, I know some of you don’t like the idea of voting for Mitt Romney. Those of you that have sworn to never vote for Romney, and plan to follow through, well, if you’d help take care of the rabbit thing, the rest of us will work on the election thing.
Then we can mark Obama’s to-do list complete and send him home to … wherever the hell he’s from.
Here’s an opportunity for you to decide.
Look at these two pictures.
President Obama is touting his foreign policy experience on the campaign trail, but startling new statistics suggest that national security has not necessarily been the personal priority the president makes it out to be. It turns out that more than half the time, the commander in chief does not attend his daily intelligence meeting.
The Government Accountability Institute, a new conservative investigative research organization, examined President Obama’s schedule from the day he took office until mid-June 2012, to see how often he attended his Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) — the meeting at which he is briefed on the most critical intelligence threats to the country. During his first 1,225 days in office, Obama attended his PDB just 536 times — or 43.8 percent of the time. During 2011 and the first half of 2012, his attendance became even less frequent — falling to just over 38 percent. By contrast, Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush almost never missed his daily intelligence meeting.
Since Obama officials have actively promoted the way the president runs his daily intelligence meeting as evidence of his national security leadership (even releasing a photo of him receiving the briefing on an iPad), it is fair to ask why he skips the daily meeting so often.
According to former officials who have detailed knowledge of the PDB process, having the daily meeting — and not just reading the briefing book — is enormously important both for the president and those who prepare the brief. For the president, the meeting is an opportunity to ask questions of the briefers, probe assumptions and request additional information. For those preparing the brief, meeting with the president on a daily basis gives them vital, direct feedback from the commander in chief about what is on his mind, how they can be more responsive to his needs, and what information he may have to feed back into the intelligence process. This process cannot be replicated on paper.
While the Bush records are not yet available electronically for analysis, officials tell me the former president held his intelligence meeting six days a week, no exceptions — usually with the vice president, the White House chief of staff, the national security adviser, the director of National Intelligence, or their deputies, and CIA briefers in attendance. Once a week, he held an expanded Homeland Security briefing that included the Homeland Security adviser, the FBI director and other homeland security officials. Bush also did more than 100 hour-long “deep dives” in which he invited intelligence analysts into the Oval Office to get their unvarnished and sometimes differing views. Such meetings deepened the president’s understanding of the issues and helped analysts better understand the problems with which he was wrestling.