Monday, November 23, 2015

Where is #blacklivesmatter Crowd After Shootout in New Orleans Park Leaves 17 Wounded Including 14 Year Old Girl

Perhaps one of their members was among the shooters!

Cops killing unarmed blacks is such a rare event. But blacks shooting, and killing, other blacks is just another weekend in places like Chicago, Baltimore and now New Orleans.

Take the shootout in a park in New Orleans. You won't see any national protests for the victims or any call for justice for the perpetators. It's a scene played out again and again at cities across America. Cities run by Democrats!

Oh well! I guess black lives only matter when Obama can take political advantage of the victim's death!

Does ISIS Give Specific Target Warning Before Attacking? No, But Obama Does. No Wonder We are Losing!

If you wanted proof Obama is not serious about a war against ISIS here it is!

How many YEARS has Obama been saying he was going to defeat ISIS? Now we learn that not only has he not ordered the bombing of ISIS oil operations up to now but when he did he made sure that we warned ISIS in advance! Does this sound like someone who is serious?

Here's the flier dropped by the U.S. Air Force before FINALLY bombing ISIS oil trucks which have provided billions for ISIS terror operations:

Do we really think the ISIS truck drivers are deserving of such courtesy? The New York Times reports that only a third of 295 oil trucks were actually destroyed following the warning. This isn't just too little, too late. It's laughable!
Does this look like ISIS is contained?
Let's review: ISIS has sold young girls as sex slaves, beheaded children, burned men alive, crucified and, massacred men in Syria and Iraq while killing thousands elsewhere. Do they really deserve advance notice of an air strike?

Again, whose side is Obama on?

UPDATE: NYTimes reports Obama Administration pressured intelligence analysts to downplay threat of ISIS.

Again, whose side is Obama on?

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Video: Muslim Man Tells Radicals to "F*** Off" and Get OUT if You Don't Like the West

Why can't Obama talk like this?

No date on the video but as the speaker references the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris (which the clown Sec. State John Kerry recently said had "legitimacy" and "rationale" behind it)we can assume it was earlier this year well before the latest Paris massacre. Either way, WATCH:

'The question is, do you have the right to kill? F*** you, you don't.

'If you don't like this country, why the f*** do you come? If you do not have respect for this country, why the f*** do you come?
'You came, you know why, because you believed the judiciary here gives you protection, because the laws here give you protection, because the economy here makes you flourish. Why the f*** did you come otherwise?

'If you do not have the guts to digest whatever you are seeing, f**k off, leave.'

'What does your religion, our religion, my religion Islam teach us? Islam teaches you to be tolerant and to respect other people's faiths.

'But if their views do not respect what are you going to do, go and shoot in this 21st century? No you cannot do that. You have to accept that in these countries, Islamic law does not rule.

'If you want to win the hearts and minds of the people in your views, go and preach. You do not f*****g shoot people to believe in whatever you are or I am believing - correct?
We're constantly searching for the voices of moderate Muslims brave enough to speak out and this is one.

Days after the Charlie Hebdo attacks last January the President of Egypt delivered a speech in Cairo to Islamic scholars and leaders. It was the speech Obama should have delivered in Cairo instead of his apology to the Muslim world. I have a short clip from the speech here which I recommend viewing for the passion in President al Sisi's voice. What a shame we don't hear that same passion from Obama unless he's attacking Republicans.

The money quote from al-Sisi's speech:
I say and repeat again that we are in need of a religious revolution. You, imams, are responsible before Allah. The entire world, I say it again, the entire world is waiting for your next move… because this umma is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost—and it is being lost by our own hands.
You may also recall that al-Sisi got few words of encouragement or praise from Obama for giving that speech. Obama was is still mad at the Egyptian President for deposing the radical Muslim Brotherhood government that Obama preferred and which was attempting to turn Egypt into another radical Muslim state like Iran.

I keep asking whose side Obama is on? I think we know the answer!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Week After Paris Massacre: Dozens Killed in Terror Attack in Mali. The Cancer is SPREADING!

And Obama dismisses terror concerns by suggesting critics are afraid of widows and orphans. It's HIS POLICY that has created those widows and orphans!

A week after the Paris attacks that left 130 dead the "widows and orphans" Obama talks about when dismissing terror concerns strike in Mali.

Six Americans were among the hostages later freed from the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali. No word on whether Americans are among the 27 dead. Here's a scene from the hotel. For those who deny terrorism is a real threat look at the photo:

Bodies piled up at Mali hotel. Obama: Is the GOP afraid of widows and orphans?
Meanwhile, reports continue to pour in showing Syrian terrorists posing as refugees or traveling with stolen passports heading for the United States. Also men from Afghanistan and Pakistan entering illegally on our southern border. Paris officials have confirmed that terrorists are using the refugee crisis to infiltrate the West.

But all Obama does is get prickly and attack Republicans. He never seems to find any passion or anger directed at terrorists, only at Republicans.

This is a President who declared this week: "I’m not interested in doing is posing or pursuing some notion of ‘American leadership’ or ‘America winning.”’ The fact that he has abandoned leadership in the war on terror and given up all pretense of winning is now abundantly clear!

P.S. Democrats in U.S. Senate to block bipartisan House passed measure to toughen up refugee process. Whose side are they on?

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Obama Politicizes Refugee Debate With Snarky Slam that Republicans Are Afraid of Widows and Orphans

Have we forgotten that Obama declared ISIS to be the "junior varsity team?" Apparently he's unaware that the majority of refugees are fighting age men or that younger men, like the Boston Bombers become radicalized, not assimilated, once they get here!

If you needed any further proof to the degree that Obama's "strategy" to defeat ISIS has become totally corrupted by his political outlook then watch this short video clip:

Speaking of Republicans Obama said: "Apparently, they’re scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America as part of our tradition of compassion. First, they were worried about the press being too tough on them during debates. Now they’re worried about three-year-old orphans. That doesn’t sound very tough to me."
Obama made those remarks in Manilla, Phillipines after leaving the G20 Summit in Turkey. Ironic that shortly after he left the Turkish government arrested eight men posing as refugees suspected as terrorists.

And you only have to look at the photos of streaming refugees to note that widows and three year olds are vastly outnumbered by fighting age men. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees documents the majority are men with most coming from Syria. Is Obama totally unaware of these facts or doesn't he care?

We all remember the horror of the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013. That terrorist attack was committed by the Tsarnaev brothers. They came here as the children of asylum seekers. Technically not refugees but it's a distinction without a difference. On reaching adulthood the boys became radicalized. There were plenty of warnings prior to their attack but the Obama Administration ignored them all.

Yes, there is a danger of terrorists posing as refugees to gain entry into the West. Facsimiles of the Syrian passport belonging to one of the terrorists who attacked the Bataclan concert hall in Paris has apparently been used by eight other refugees. Does this mean eight potential terrorists have infiltrated? But the bigger danger may be admitting so many young men who may not assimilate and live isolated lives where they are receptive to radical Islamic propaganda. Even when they assimilate there is a danger. Remember the young man who killed four Marines in Tennessee this summer? He was a Palestinian who came to the U.S. as a child. Apparently children can be a threat. Someone please tell Obama!

Democrats, not just Republicans, Concerned with Obama's Failed Strategy

Obama loves to take cheap, petty shots at Republicans. But more and more Democrats, realizing the danger of Obama's failed strategy are expressing their concern. Will Obama attack them too? Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee has been very vocal:
SEN FEINSTEIN: It has become clear that limited air strikes and support for Iraqi forces and the Syrian opposition are not sufficient to protect our country and our allies. This is a war that affects us all, and it’s time we take real action to confront these monsters who target innocent civilians.‎”(1)
“Candidly, I don’t think bombing runs alone—we have done about 8,000 now—can really make a difference. So we’re going to have to look at some new themes, and I think we will have to listen very carefully to our military people and ask for the kind of precise military strategy and tactics that might be able to really contain ISIL and defeat it.”(2)
“The Paris attacks will certainly alter the debate about Syrian refugees, and it’s clear to me we must prioritize the safety and security of the American people.(3)
Feinstein isn't the only Dem expressing concern. (1,2,3) Will Obama be attacking them with the same kind of petty cheap shots directed at Republicans?

It's a bipartisan conclusion that Obama's strategy to combat ISIS has failed. When will Obama move beyond petty insults to actually LEAD an effective plan? Don't hold your breath. One thing is clear, he OWNS his failed strategy and should we be attacked it will be on his head. No doubt he will politicize that too and try and blame Republicans. What an ASS!

UPDATE: Syrians caught in Honduras and St. Maarten with stolen Greek passports on way to U.S. Someone needs tell Obama these were widows or three year olds!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Whose Side is He On? World Leaders Hold Moment of Silence to Honor Paris Victims. Obama Was LATE!

And now says he will listen to anyone with ideas on better strategy to combat but not Republicans and apparently not his generals either!

Across the world a moment of silence was observed to mark the Paris attacks and remember the victims. In Turkey, where world leaders gathered for the G20 Summit, this picture documents the moment. Who's missing?

Obama AWOL once again. Late arriving for moment of silence with other world leaders in Turkey.
Readers may recall Obama skipped the march led by world leaders in Paris after the Charlie Hebdo attacks sending our Ambassador instead. Missing one ceremony might be overlooked. Missing TWO looks like he's doing it on purpose. Why? Perhaps the same reason he can't call these terrorists Islamic.

Obama Peeved with Criticism on Strategy

Ever notice how Obama gets more passionate and animated criticizing Republicans than he does in expressing anger towards ISIS? He did it again on Monday at a press conference in Turkey.

Insisting that his strategy is working Obama invited those who have a better idea to meet with him, but he's "too busy" to include any Republicans. He claims he listens to the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon but there has been story after story after story over the years showing that this is NOT the case. (1,2,3,4) Time and time again Obama has refused to follow the advice of his generals and refuses to listen to ANYONE who has ideas on a better strategy.

He called the Paris attack a "setback" in the war on ISIS. Setback is a word he has used before. Most recently six months ago when ISIS took the major Iraqi city of Ramadi. After the Benghazi attack which killed four Americans on September 11, 2012 he said it was a "bump in the road" and insisted his strategy was sound. How many more "setbacks" or "bumps in the road" will we suffer before he wakes up?

Obama Strategy Deferring to Iran?

Terrorism and Islamic expert Walid Phares explains why Obama is not encouraging Arab nations to take up the fight:
PHARES: Actually we can and actually we should, but the president has a different strategy. He's getting a lot of pressure by the Iranians. Otherwise he should have long time ago allied himself, partnered with Arab moderate forces such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, UAE, they are fighting terrorism very much and very well in Yemen, in Sinai, in Libya, elsewhere, but the reason that he's not going to these moderate Arab forces and asking them on the ground to be boots on the ground is because the Iranians are pressuring him because the Syrian Regime is pressuring him. They don't want those areas, those Sunni areas to be liberated by Sunni moderates because they won't have access to them. That's the bottom line of it.
Faces of the Dead

I challenge readers to view the photo of the carnage at the concert hall in the post that follows below. Especially if you think Obama's strategy to defeat ISIS is working. Here's a partial list of known victims too young to die:

Too young to die. Images of Paris victims.

Other Dems have no strategy for ISIS. Sen. Dianne Feinstein admits Obama strategy not working.

Syrian refugees already arriving. Here's where they are going. Buy your terrorist insurance now!

House Republicans seek to cut off funding for Syrian refugee resettlement. No doubt they will blink the moment Obama threatens to shut down the government!

Daily Mail has an excellent article on Molenbeek, a suburb of Brussels Belgium which has become terrorist central for the jihad. The main reason it became that way was self segregation by the Muslim population and resentment towards their generous hosts. Welfare benefits don't satisfy young men who make up the majority of today's refugees. The problem is much larger than a handful of ISIS infiltrators.

Does anyone really believe that bringing tens of thousands of predominantly young Muslim men into the U.S. and not assimilating them will end well?

Fictional TV Character Gets It. Why Can't Obama?

If you haven't see this, please do so. Do you think Obama gets it?

Saturday, November 14, 2015

For France, For the U.S. a New Call to Urgency. War Has Been Declared. Will We Fight or Will We Wait for a Worse Attack?

UPDATES: Syrian Refugees Arriving in U.S.

NY Post's Goodwin: Obama should lead or GET OUT! I'd go further. I'd even let him keep the plane and the helicopter if he would just GO and take Biden with him!

Warning, graphic image:

Most news agencies are only showing a pixelated version of this photograph from inside the Bataclan theater where so many died. The last thing the world needs now is yet another whitewash about the true evil of the horror perpetrated in Paris so I challenge readers, particularly those who continue to support Obama's failed policies to combat ISIS, to look at this photo.

Obama Adviser: Obama meant ISIS had been "contained" in the "geographic sense."

More spin from the White House in the wake of Obama's claim early Friday that ISIS was "contained." Now, Ben Rhodes, the same White House aide who passed out instructions for governement officials to make the false claim that a You Tube video was to blame for the attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans is now telling us that the President was misunderstood. Obama apparently meant, according to Rhodes, that ISIS has been contained geographically.

Really? Here's a map courtesy of the New York Times showing recent ISIS attacks. DOES THIS LOOK CONTAINED IN ANY SENSE OF THE WORD?

Sorry the Graphic above is a bit squished. See the full size version here.

First Wave of Syrian Refugees Begin to Arrive in New Orleans

#end of updates#

At least one American is among the dead!

The Daily Mail has a timeline of the attacks and maps.

The Los Angeles Times has a running update on new information from the Paris attacks. Summarizing at the time of this writing:

129 dead, more than 350 injured, 99 in critical condition. 89 died in the concert hall.

One American, Nohemi Gonzalez, 23 a student from California has been reported among the dead. No word on how many other Americans may have been injured.

Apparently not all the dead have identified as Parisians go to social media asking if anyone has seen their friend or family member.

Emergency workers aid survivors surrounded by the dead at a scene outside Paris restaurant.
Full size image here.

Bodies littered the streets of some Paris neighborhoods last night. Today blood stained streets and sidewalks, and bullet ridden buildings remain a very visible symbol of an act of war.

Hundreds of Parisians lined up on Saturday to donate blood as local hospitals are short on supply.

Evidence points to an Islamist cell in Belgium as the source for the attack. Belgian authorities have made arrests.

ISIS has claimed responsibility calling the attack "the first of the storm."

There were three coordinated teams of attackers. Eight terrorists died. Seven in suicide bombings and one by police. One is believed to be just 15 years old. Another was carrying a Syrian passport and had arrived in Greece as a refugee in October. 

Accomplices may still be at large in Paris including an explosives expert. One report suggests the attackers had young males stationed as lookouts with cell phones to alert them to police.

French President Hollande vowed "[W]e are going to lead a war which will be pitiless."

Hours before the attacks the French announced they would be sending their sole aircraft carrier, Charles de Gaulle to the Persian Gulf to fight ISIS.

A statement from the Vatican declares: "This is an attack on peace for all humanity, and it requires a decisive, supportive response on the part of all of us as we counter the spread the homicidal hatred in all of its forms."

Meanwhile, in the U.S.

Obama pledged to stand with the French and "to bring these terrorists to justice." Sound familiar? He said exactly the same thing after our diplomats in Benghazi were killed. Only one has been captured and the terrorist cell responsible remains.

Earlier on Friday in an interview with ABC's Good Morning America Obama told George Stephanopoulos that ISIS is not getting stronger and that "we have contained them." Just as ridiculous as when he dismissed the threat calling ISIS the "JV team."

Obama Administration officials want to expand and expedite Syrian refugee entry into the United States. Officials want to admit MORE than the original 10,000 set for 2016. This despite FBI warnings that they do not have the resources required to vet these refugees, many of whom are young men as were the attackers in Paris.

A new sense of unity, urgency, ACTION?

Following each of these major attacks we hear the same words sadly followed by too few deeds. World leaders marched in solidarity in Paris after the Charlie Hebdo attacks (Obama was notable by his absence). But nothing happened. Now, a repeat of vows to bring terrorists to justice and wage war against ISIS.

I'm reminded of the words of Winston Churchill, who in writing his Nobel Prize winning memoir of the Second World War traced the "line of milestones to disaster. Here is a catalogue of surrenders, at first when all was easy and later when things were harder," culminating in the ultimate choice:
If you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly you may come to the moment when you will have to fight withall the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves.
-- Winston Churchill, The Second World War, Volume 1: The Gathering Storm
Will we fight now, knowing victory is harder than had we begun earlier when Obama declared ISIS the "JV team." Or will we wait as the death toll mounts and we face a choice much more difficult than the one today?

UPDATE: Images of Solidarity. Let's hope it's not just symbolic!

West Point U.S. Army Football Team carries the French tricolor flag onto the field
 behind the Stars and Stripes at a game at West Point vs. Tulane. as a message of solidarity. 
The iconic Sydney Opera House in Australia is lit in solidarity.
One World Trade Center in New York City, lights it's beacon in the French tricolor.
Building is the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York.
Around the world, images of support and solidarity at major buildings and structures. The question is, are we ready to ACT?

Friday, November 13, 2015

Strict Gun Control Laws Didn't Stop Terrorist Attacks in Paris

UPDATE: Obama on Friday morning: ISIS not getting stronger "we have contained them." What a FOOL!

Are we now ready to admit that threat from ISIS and Islamic terrorism is NOT limited to the Middle East?

Early news yet but reports are that dozens are dead in attacks across Paris by shooting and explosions. Hostages are also being held. This despite France's strict gun control laws which one writer said "Owning firearms in France and using them for sport, hunting, and self-defense makes New York City laws look tame in comparison "

This latest attack falls on top of the carnage from the Charlie Hebdo attacks where a dozen innocent people were killed.

Some left wing commenters here at Mike's America and elsewhere have insisted that ISIS and Islamic terrorists pose no great threat to the West. The bodies are piling up. Will this spark a realization that Obama's leadership in anti-terrorism has failed or will we wait until the scenes being played out in Paris are seen on the streets of New York and Washington?

Will Obama blame this on a You Tube video? I thought he had terrorists "on the run." Yeah, on the run after us!

UPDATE: Obama Speaks! He promised to help bring the terrorists responsible for the carnage in Paris "to justice." Oh, THAT will help! At least he didn't call this another episode of "workplace violence" as he did the Fort Hood shooting. But his record of bringing terrorists to justice isn't so good. Only ONE of the Benghazi attackers was captured and the Boko Harem gang which kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian girls are still at large despite First Lady Michelle Obama's tweet! Feckless, weak and worthless. Weakness invites terrorism!

UPDATE: What link do terrorists have to Syrian refugees flooding Europe? How many Syrians will be admitted to the United States?

REMINDER: Where was Obama? Golf date?

World leaders led the march of millions in Paris marking solidarity against terrorism
in the wake of Charlie Hebdo shootings in January. Notice who is NOT there?
The world is crying out for leadership in the war on terror and Obama is AWOL!

UPDATE: Obama plans to accelerate bringing Syrian refugees to the United States. Expects to exceed original 10,000 estimate for 2016. And no, they will NOT be able to screen them for radical ties. Plan your terrorist insurance needs accordingly. Thanks Obama!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Report: FBI Expanding Investigation of Hillary Classified Emails Probe. It's Time for a Special Prosecutor!

Does anyone believe the Obama Justice Department will handle this investigation blind to it's political implications?

According to this report, the FBI is expanding it's investigation of Hillary's classified email problem. Now, the Bureau is doing it's own review of what constitutes classified information but is also looking to see whether statements made by Hillary, her associates or attorneys were deliberately misleading, which is also a violation of law. Despite an effort by Hillary supporters to spin the course of the investigation (1,2) or facts surrounding emails there is nothing to indicate she may be cleared. Just the opposite.

It's past time that this matter was referred to a Special Prosecutor who is not an Obama political appointee as are those who run the Department of Justice.

If any Republican were involved in a similar scandal it's likely they would have been forced to resign from office or quite as a candidate for office. And there most certainly would be an appointment of a Special Prosecutor.

But we're living in the Obama era where rules only apply to Republicans and anything goes when it comes to Democrats!

War on Women: Hillary Clinton Laughs About Violent Threat Directed at GOP Woman

No surprise since she was the chief in charge of attacking Bill's Bimbos!

Man at Hillary event talking about Carly Fiorina: "Every time I see her on TV 
I want to reach through and strangle her." Hillary Clinton laughs.

OK, I know it was a joke. The man wasn't serious. But I can tell you that if ANY GOP candidate laughed when someone attending one of their events said the same thing about Hillary three things would happen:

  1. The Secret Service would be knocking on the door of the person who said it investigating a threat to the former First Lady.
  2. Hillary Clinton would point to the video and say it's proof that the GOP is waging a war on women and all women need to fear for their safety.
  3. The liberal media would go to every candidate and demand they denounce the candidate who laughed and ask accusatory questions of all the candidates designed to reinforce Hillary's claim of a GOP war on women.
Just like when Obama demands civility from his critics yet goes on to toss countless insults their way this is further proof of the Dem's hypocrisy on these issues and media bias that refuses to hold Democrat officials to the same standards they demand of Republicans!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Welcome Island Packet Readers

It's my world and welcome to it!

If you are looking for my up close and personal moment with Bill and Hillary Clinton it's the last item here.

Here you will find my full report on the visit by Senator John McCain in November 2007.

More information on my background and conservative credentials is here.

Finally, two of my favorite photographs of President Reagan. Taken by me.

President Reagan spoke from the rear platform of U.S. Car One of the "Heartland Special" during a Whistlestop train tour in Perrysburg,  Ohio October 12, 1984. Full story here.
Arrival ceremony for State Visit of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
White House lawn, November 16, 1988
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