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Israel Warns of Escalation After Tel Aviv Missile Firing
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Africa North
Obama vents over attacks on his UN envoy
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] An outraged President Barack Obama
I inhaled. That was the point...
Tuesday accused Republicans, including John Maverick McCain
... the Senator-for-Life from Arizona, former presidential candidate and even more former foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution...
, of besmirching UN envoy Susan Rice, re-igniting a fierce row over the slaying of the US ambassador to Libya.

Obama threw the weight of his replenished political capital behind Rice, the favorite to be his next secretary of state, as Republicans, lined her up as a top administration scalp over the attack in Benghazi on September 11.

McCain and his ally Republican Senator Lindsey Graham
... the endangered South Carolina RINO...
had earlier demanded "Watergate-style" hearings about what happened in Libya on September 11, and vowed to thwart any attempt to make her America's top diplomat.

"If Senator McCain and Senator Graham, and others want to go after somebody they should go after me," Obama declared, his eyes flashing real anger as he held his first presser since being re-elected last week.

"But when they go after the UN ambassador, apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me," Obama said.
This is how you know Susan Rice will be a great Secretary of State -- Champ has to defend her...
"To besmirch her reputation is outrageous," Obama said, adding that if he decided that Rice was the best candidate to succeed Hillary Clinton
... sometimes described as America's Blond Eminence and at other times as Mrs. Bill, never as Another Henry Kissinger ...
at the State Department, he would go ahead and pick her.
Posted by: Fred || 11/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6518 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Susan Rice lied to America 5 times in one day right after the 9/11 Bengazi Al Qaeda murders of the Ambasador and two former Navy Seal heros which makes her the perfect phsycophant deserving a top position in Obama's anti-American regime.
Posted by: wr || 11/16/2012 1:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Thank you for confirming the origins of the Rice talking points. Rage on, oh brave Ateles.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/16/2012 5:28 Comments || Top||

#3  So where's his rage at the actual murder of someone?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 11/16/2012 8:27 Comments || Top||

#4  The interesting thing is the Obama administration's habit to put their cover stories to dual use.

Rice's confabulation was used as political ammunition to attack the 1st Amendment, just as the F&F cover story was used against the 2nd.

Maybe Nixon should have argued that the Watergate burglary was evidence of a massive crime wave that could only be countered by doing away with notions of due process or something.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 11/16/2012 8:30 Comments || Top||

#6  "If Senator McCain and Senator Graham, and others want to go after somebody they should go after me,"

Take him up on the challenge but I doubt you will get anything from him. He says he knows nothing.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/16/2012 10:36 Comments || Top||

#7  didn't see that kind of emotion when America lost two good ex-SEAL's.
Posted by: Raider || 11/16/2012 11:31 Comments || Top||

#8  ...that's because to him, they're little people, not part of the inner circle of the Inner Party.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/16/2012 12:36 Comments || Top||

#9  I don't think Rice lied. Ogabe has repeatedly referenced that she said exactly what was in the "briefing materials she was given." Today Petraeus said "someone," not on the intelligence side, deleted the line about AQ. So Rice was an ignorant, loyal mouthpiece, which explains Ogabe's indignance. What would be interesting to know is the identity of the person who removed the references to AQ.
Posted by: RandomJD || 11/16/2012 14:46 Comments || Top||

#10  So Obgabe juts out the jaw and is POd? And he acts like he supports his team. Who cares whether or not he is POd and juts out the jaw? He does not have a good history of backing the team if Benghazi is what you get.

I'd like to know the answer to one or two questions: What was the CIA doing in Benghazi? Who hit them or who had them hit?
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/16/2012 15:27 Comments || Top||

#11  RandomJD, I can't tell you how much I appreciate you bringing cool, lawyerly analysis to the various issues just now. Thank you.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/16/2012 16:15 Comments || Top||

#12  RandomJD, I too can see how Rice could be the cutout, the innocent mouthpiece with no direct connection to the intelligence community. She was just reporting what she had been given......plausible deniability at it's finest. If you challenge her, your a wymin hating racist!!!
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/16/2012 16:31 Comments || Top||

#13  I've a feeling she'll end up in the White House rather than Foggy Bottom.

With her track record and foreign policy positions, there was going to be some heartburn in the Senate anyway regarding her confirmation. Now factor in her 'blame the video' tour...

Mr. Obama wants her around. The only way that'll happen, methinks, will be a position in the White House.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/16/2012 16:57 Comments || Top||

#14  Squirrel....!
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 11/16/2012 18:35 Comments || Top||

#15  Why thank you, TW. It's a relief to know I still appear to be rational, whilst despairingly drunk and watching in bug-eyed shock as my country crumbles a little more each day. I'm not sure why I bother, seeing as I no longer have any faith that anyone who deserves punishment will get it.
Posted by: RandomJD || 11/16/2012 18:47 Comments || Top||

#16  Pappy - Credibility Czar?
Posted by: Frank G || 11/16/2012 20:17 Comments || Top||

#17  "They should go after me" > they very well may, ala JFK, RFK, + MLK.

> No national vote on OWG.
> No national vote on NAU [2015].
> No national vote on "Globalism" + "Outsourcing" + ....
> No national vote on Marxism-Communism- Socialism as a form of permanent Govt. or Govt-Public Policy in America = Amerikka.
> Rise of [asymmetric] Nuclear Jihad-Terror.
> US-vs-Rising-China-vs-Nuclear-Islam in Asia-Pacific.


Posted by: JosephMendiola || 11/16/2012 21:14 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Napolitano: Silencing General Petraeus
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/16/2012 06:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Judge Napolitano ought to change his name; it gets confused.

I often think what chaos would ensue if everyone legally changed their names and then a few months later, legally changed it back to what it was. The IRS would go nuts.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/16/2012 14:11 Comments || Top||

Federal illegal immigration strategy shifting
Federal officials are scaling back a program that enlists the aid of local police and sheriff’s offices to identify people who are in the country illegally, in favor of a national program that uses fingerprints collected by the FBI.

U.S. Immigrations Customs and Enforcement officials say the so-called 287(g) program that includes Wake County will continue at least until the end of the year. But ICE says the program is under review, and that it will no longer train local police under the program or give them the authority to question, investigate and arrest people they suspect are in the country illegally.

The change moves the government away from an approach to immigration enforcement that has been popular among some law enforcement agencies but has drawn fire from civil rights groups, who say it encourages local police and sheriff’s deputies to unfairly target Latinos. The Department of Homeland Security is still reviewing 57 complaints against the Wake County program, and ICE suspended its 287(g) agreement with the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office after the U.S. Justice Department found deputies there were exceeding their authority by checking the immigration status of Latinos on the street.

But the fingerprint system, called Secure Communities, has critics as well, who say that both programs don’t serve their primary purpose. The program, started in 2008 and being expanded nationwide next year, was meant to deport serious criminals, but has instead cast a much wider net, said Sejal Zota, a former immigration specialist with the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government and now an attorney with the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild.

“More than half the people who were subsequently removed nationwide in 2011 were charged with minor offenses or did not have any criminal history,” Zota said. “Thirty-seven percent were arrested on traffic charges. There is a question of whom this program is targeting?”

Secure Communities allows federal officers to detect illegal immigrants by comparing the fingerprints of those arrested by local police, which are routinely shared with the FBI, with prints in immigration databases. ICE says the system is simply a smarter way to do business.

“The Secure Communities screening process, coupled with federal officers, is more consistent, efficient and cost-effective in identifying and removing criminal and other priority aliens,” said Vincent Picard, a spokesman with ICE’s southern region in Atlanta.
Posted by: Au Auric || 11/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Becuz, ya know, fingerprints + techy DNA Databases, NOT closing down Amer's dangerously porous southern border, will absolutely postively categorically undeniably ...@etc. prevent the following ...


ARTIC > As HAMAS presently has the ability to fire rockets at 25% of Israeli sovereign territory in arc from Gaza, how would it look iff Hamas + Gaza-WB = Mexico's Drug Cartels? Other? = routinely fired similar LR Rockets, etc. at 25% of US sovereign territory across the Mexican-US border from SoCal to Texas???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 11/16/2012 0:28 Comments || Top||

#2  It seems to me that those who were trained under the old system are fully capable of sharing their expertise more broadly among their peers, both locally and more widely.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/16/2012 8:21 Comments || Top||

#3  RFIDs implanted in the neck of all legal residents; shoot anyone who does not pass ID at checkpoints (automated into red light cameras.) What could go wrong?
Posted by: Glenmore || 11/16/2012 8:32 Comments || Top||

#4  "More than half the people who were subsequently removed nationwide in 2011 were charged with minor offenses or did not have any criminal history," Zota said.

That has got to be the stupidest statements since Obama's last speech. She does know that being in the U.S. without authorization is ILLEGAL doesn't she?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/16/2012 8:48 Comments || Top||

#5  Thirty-seven percent were arrested on traffic charges...

You drive a car without a license or insurance and that is a pretty serious crime. You could get into a traffic accident, wreck somebody's car, injure them or even kill them and you have no insurance or any other way to make restitution. Get the hell out of my country.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/16/2012 9:05 Comments || Top||

#6  Meh. Just means they'll replace the US population with a compliant one used to third-world despotism all the quicker.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 11/16/2012 9:27 Comments || Top||

#7  Call it the Bertolt Brecht Plan.
Posted by: charger || 11/16/2012 11:12 Comments || Top||

#8  in favor of a national program that uses fingerprints collected by the FBI. What if they have not been fingerprinted?
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/16/2012 15:21 Comments || Top||

Jackson Jr.: I won't resign until I get disability pay
Sources tell Chicago's FOX 32 News that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is willing to give up his 2nd Congressional District seat if he's given a bribe some grease disability when he steps down.

Jackson Jr. was re-elected to his tenth term but last month, sources say, he applied for a disability package--what could be his only income if he resigns.
Other than his share of the family liquor distributorship and his wife's graft income as a Chicago alderman...
It is expected to take a couple of weeks for Congress to approve or deny the request.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well, he's black, that'e one point, what's another?
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 11/16/2012 0:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Having to resign his House seat will work a hardship on him.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 11/16/2012 2:23 Comments || Top||

#3  These Jackson fellows always seem to... want something. Interesting, no ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/16/2012 6:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Junior is just switching GIvernment teets. It is what runts do to survive.
Posted by: airandee || 11/16/2012 7:51 Comments || Top||

#5  His whole family exists on blackmail and strong-arm tactics. It's all they know.

MLK Jr., even though he utilized a 'softer' form of extortion, would be disgusted by this.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 11/16/2012 8:30 Comments || Top||

#6  Would not need it in prison where you belong, turd.
Posted by: newc || 11/16/2012 9:21 Comments || Top||

#7  I smell a shakedown. The fruit doesn't fall very far from the tree does it?
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/16/2012 10:33 Comments || Top||

#8  Drag out the negotiations. In the meantime, nobody is using his vote.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/16/2012 14:34 Comments || Top||

#9  In the meantime, nobody is using his vote.

You forget TW, this is Chicago politics. Living or dead, present or not, your vote is somehow cast.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 11/16/2012 15:03 Comments || Top||

#10  You forget TW, this is Chicago politics

Washington, DC politics, surely, Mullah Richard?
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/16/2012 17:04 Comments || Top||

#11  Same difference, now.
Posted by: Grunter || 11/16/2012 18:07 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
Chris Christie’s attorney general appoints Islamists to advisory panel
Posted by: tipper || 11/16/2012 07:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Champ must surely be extending an approving smile to the fat man.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/16/2012 8:26 Comments || Top||

#2  I guess he went full dhimocrat.
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/16/2012 9:22 Comments || Top||

#3  There is at least a chance that Christie will switch parties. Just saying...
Posted by: Steve White || 11/16/2012 9:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Maybe he will switch religions too?
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/16/2012 10:44 Comments || Top||

#5  He should switch gyms, that's for sure.
Posted by: Grunter || 11/16/2012 11:00 Comments || Top||

#6  If he leaves the party we don't lose much. His war on unions was fun, but mostly over. Nothing else he has done will excite conservatives much.

Which begs the question why Ann Coulter was his biggest booster. Right before she supported Mitt. Guessing Ann has done a full Peggy Noonan.
Posted by: Iblis || 11/16/2012 11:16 Comments || Top||

#7  Guess the Chicago mob and New Jersey mob have a treaty.
Posted by: Unens de Medici4890 || 11/16/2012 14:36 Comments || Top||

#8  you can always rely on Republicans to stab themselves in the back.
Posted by: jack salami || 11/16/2012 14:45 Comments || Top||

#9  Nothing new:
Daniel Pipes: 'Chris Christie's Islam Problem'
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 11/16/2012 16:54 Comments || Top||

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Fri 2012-11-16
  Israel Warns of Escalation After Tel Aviv Missile Firing
Thu 2012-11-15
  Gaza missiles fired at Tel Aviv
Wed 2012-11-14
  France recognizes rebel coalition as legitimate rulers of Syria
Tue 2012-11-13
  Jamaat, Shibir go berserk in Bangla
Mon 2012-11-12
  Govt. Soldiers shoot it out in Mogadishu
Sun 2012-11-11
  IDF Changes Rules of Engagement Along Syrian Border
Sat 2012-11-10
  Mexican police charged over US embassy staff shooting
Fri 2012-11-09
  David Petraeus resigns from CIA
Thu 2012-11-08
  Syria raids Hamas offices months after group's leaders leave
Wed 2012-11-07
  Bombings, Clashes Kill 131 in Syria as Gunmen Assassinate Parliament Speaker's Brother
Tue 2012-11-06
  Suicide bomber kills at least 27 by army base near Baghdad
Mon 2012-11-05
  Grenade attack on Kenya church kills 1, wounds 14
Sun 2012-11-04
  Two Suicide Bombers Attack Restaurant in Somali Capital
Sat 2012-11-03
  30 people shot dead in Nigeria, rights group says
Fri 2012-11-02
  US withdraws its support for Syrian National Council

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