Terror On The Border And Abroad
With all the beheadings going on, I was heartened to see over the weekend that Nancy Pelosi finally realizes there is a serious threat to the civilized world. “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy,” Pelosi said, “if Republicans win the Senate.”
Whoops! Yes, that’s right. In the fevered brows of San Francisco liberals, the real danger to civilization is not the barbarians in ISIS but the barbarians in the GOP who might get 51 votes in the upper chamber of Congress.
Meanwhile, Border Patrol agents reportedly found a banner posted on the Mexican side of the border fence in the Yuma sector. It condemned U.S. support for Israel, called for a free Palestinian state and threatened terrorism. The banner was placed on the border fence on 9/11.
Border Patrol agents leaked this information to Breitbart.com because officials were trying to keep it secret from the American public. The Obama crowd always tries to keep secret any information that could wake up the American people.
While the Obama White House tries mightily to put together a coalition of nations willing to take on ISIS, few Americans have any confidence that Obama will succeed. According to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, only 28% of Americans have “a great deal” or “quite a bit” of confidence in Obama’s ability to eliminate ISIS. More than two-thirds of Americans expressed “very little” or “just some” confidence in Obama’s ability to defeat the jihadists.
The Select House Committee investigating the September 11, 2012 attacks on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, holds its first public meeting this week. And they will have a lot to discuss.
Former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson writes that key aides in the Clinton State Department combed through reams of documents weeding out anything that might prove damaging to Hillary Clinton. The source for this bombshell report is former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell, a career State Department official and Obama donor who believes he was unfairly scapegoated in the scramble to avoid accountability.
According to Maxwell, he went to the State Department one Sunday afternoon and discovered several workers in a basement office “separating” Benghazi related documents that had been requested by the Accountability Review Board.
When Maxwell asked what was going, he was told, “Ray, we are to go through these stacks and pull out anything that might put anybody in the [Near Eastern Affairs] front office or the seventh floor in a bad light.” (The seventh floor is a reference to the Secretary of State’s office.)
Maxwell objected but was told, “Ray, those are our orders.” Moments later two top Clinton aides — Cheryl Mills, Hillary’s chief of staff, and Jake Sullivan, the deputy chief of staff — showed up to check on the progress. Mills did not seem happy to see Maxwell there.
This little basement party must have done its job well. The Accountability Review Board did not even interview Hillary Clinton, presumably because it had nothing to go on.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) said, “The allegations are as serious as it gets, and it’s something we have obviously followed up and pursued. I’m 100 percent confident the Benghazi Select Committee is going to dive deep on that issue.” Stay tuned.
Crosses No; Mosques Yes
The football players at Arkansas State University wanted to honor a former player and a former equipment manager, both of whom died this year. To show their respect, they decided to wear crosses on the backs of their helmets with the initials of the two deceased men because the players knew they were both Christians. It was a touching tribute. Unfortunately, it touched a leftist nerve.
After an objection from a Jonesboro attorney who complained that the crosses represented a state endorsement of religion, the university caved and ordered the crosses to be removed.
On the Bauer & Rose show yesterday, I challenged the Christian fans of Arkansas State to take a stand. Show up at every game wearing a cross, a cross sticker, lapel pin, anything to make it known that the Christians of America are tired of being told to hide their faith in the closet!
I hope GOP Senate candidate Tom Cotton will raise this issue on the campaign trail. Values voters need to know there is someone fighting for them. And this shouldn’t be a tough call in Arkansas!
Now while a university in the Deep South feels it is banned from displaying crosses, the Department of Justice recently filed a federal lawsuit against the Minneapolis suburb of St. Anthony. According to federal bureaucrats, St. Anthony is discriminating against its Somali-Muslim residents by denying them a permit to open a mosque in an area zoned for light industrial use.
Keep in mind, friends, that this lawsuit is coming on the heels of news that two men from the Twin Cities area were killed fighting on the side of ISIS jihadists in Syria.
This area is rapidly becoming a hotbed of radical Islamism. Since 2007, at least two dozen young men from Minnesota’s Somali community have left the country to wage jihad overseas. Rather than suing local communities to open more mosques, the Department of Justice should be investigating the mosques already there to find out who is recruiting terrorists in Minnesota!
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