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Hizbullah Leader's Brother Killed In Syria Clashes
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Terror Networks
Jimmy Carter to John Kerry: Ease sanctions on terror groups
Former President Jimmy Carter has signed on to a petition to Secretary of State John Kerry urging the United States to back off certain sanctions on groups that are deemed terrorist organizations, so that peace workers can go in and work.

Specifically, the petition signed by Mr. Carter requests that Mr. Kerry exempt peace groups from laws that “make it a crime to offer negotiation training and humanitarian law classes to terror groups,” Breitbart said.

The petition states: “The Secretary of State can, and should, exempt peacebuilding activities from this counterproductive application of the law. Doing so would open the door for professional peacebuilders to fully engage in helping to end armed conflicts and suffering around the world, while making the U.S. safer.”

The petition drive was started by the Charity and Security Network. Group members told The Hill that they’ve been concerned with their inability to complete bridge-building projects with the Taliban in Afghanistan and with Hamas in the Palestinian territories.

Posted by: tipper || 06/20/2013 13:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ....because Iran worked out so well....

Posted by: Uncle Phester || 06/20/2013 13:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Jimmy Carter: History's Greatest Monster. Why won't he just die?
Posted by: Frank G || 06/20/2013 14:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Because he has the Baptist Sweater of Doom. He will walk thru south central Gawga in the pale moon light scaring the shit out of teenage parkers forever.
Posted by: Shipman || 06/20/2013 14:57 Comments || Top||

#4  Well if I say that old terrorist-lover walking through the pale moonlight in a sweater (any sweater) it would scare the sh*t out of me...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/20/2013 16:02 Comments || Top||

#5  Well if I saw.....

(sorry brain fart...)
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/20/2013 16:05 Comments || Top||

#6  Peace workers?

Oh... you mean hostages. I get it.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/20/2013 16:38 Comments || Top||

#7  I guess he had to let everyone know he was still alive.
Posted by: Dale || 06/20/2013 19:10 Comments || Top||

#8  Surely Jimmy Carter can be considered the Infallible Indicator: whatever he says, do the opposite, and you won't go wrong.
Posted by: Angie Schultz || 06/20/2013 21:16 Comments || Top||

Senate Agreement to Bolster Border Security
HT: Drudge
"Some of 'gang' members have been calling amendments that would require 700-miles of fencing and 100 percent operational control "non-starts" for the bill."
Used to be that we could figure out which party was supporting what based upon news pronouncements. Today, not so much....BOHICA....
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 06/20/2013 08:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They say the bill would double the number of Border Patrol agents. But if the agents are unarmed, emasculated and forbidden by the Champ from arresting anybody what good does it do to double their number?

The problem, (dis)honorable Senators, is that you have compromised your credibility to the point where nobody believes you anymore. There are those of us who remember how you lied about immigration in 1986 and so we figure you are lying now. So you can take your new bill and shove it up your butts. We don't need new laws. We need to enforce the laws that we already have.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 06/20/2013 13:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Here's an idea. Let's go top shelf! Contract border security out to the IDF.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/20/2013 13:51 Comments || Top||

#3  it's another promise they'll fail to actually perform. The only sure thing in this is the amnesty
Posted by: Frank G || 06/20/2013 14:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Don't forget that 'They will have to wait 13 years to apply for citizenship' provision.

That too is a bold-faced lie. Homeland InSecurity will be writing up exemptions right and left until everyone is eligiable - right in time for the '14 election.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/20/2013 14:54 Comments || Top||

#5  Same offer during Bushies term. Never built more than a few miles of real fence extended by a 'virtual' fence along with maybe a couple dozen BP personnel. Lies from the start. Lies to the finish.

BTW - can't you just count down to the 'it's the sequester that stopped us' lie?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/20/2013 16:48 Comments || Top||

#6  The protection + expansion of the US Welfare-Nanny State + Socialism ranks above all.

As a class, come 2015 they think that the US Debt burden will legally, or as a matter of accounting, be passed on to the OWG + GFU e.g. NAU, etc. UNFORTUNATELY, OWG OR NO OWG THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY STILL WANT THE US-N-ONLY-THE-US TO PAY THE LARGEST SHARE OF CONTRIBUTIONS + DEBT.

IOW, the US will still end up being responsible for its Debt no matter ow the DemoLefties + Aligned try to hide it or pass it on.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 06/20/2013 22:27 Comments || Top||

#7  US Debt stands roughly at 17.2Trilyuhn, US Congresscritters + Politicos are still using the old number of $16.7Trilyuhn on the MSM-Net, + I S-T-I-L-L don't see Mexico, Canada, Greenland, etal. in any rush to help pay or reduce the US Debt.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 06/20/2013 22:30 Comments || Top||

Administration media plan working as journalist sources begin to dry up
The US government's secret seizure of Associated Press phone records had a "chilling effect" on newsgathering by the agency and other news organizations, AP's top executive said Wednesday.

"Some longtime trusted sources have become nervous and anxious about talking with us," AP president and chief executive Gary Pruitt said in a speech to the National Press Club.

"In some cases, government employees we once checked in with regularly will no longer speak to us by phone. Others are reluctant to meet in person ... This chilling effect on newsgathering is not just limited to AP.

"Journalists from other news organizations have personally told me that it has intimidated both official and nonofficial sources from speaking to them as well."

Pruitt spoke one month after the US news agency revealed that it had been notified after the fact that the US Justice Department had secret subpoenas of two months of phone records from its news operations.

The AP has said US authorities appeared to have sought out the records as part of a criminal investigation into leaked information contained in a May 2012 AP story about a foiled terror plot.

Pruitt, who previously called the seizure "a massive and unprecedented intrusion" into newsgathering, said the Justice Department "violated its own rules" on how it handles investigations of leaks to news media.

He said the collection of records pertaining to more than 100 journalists was "an overbroad and sloppy fishing expedition" and failed to follow procedures on notification.

Pruitt said that authorities maintained that by notifying the AP ahead of the sweep "it would have tipped off the leaker" but argued "that kind of reasoning would apply in every single case."

This rationale would mean news organizations would never know when its records are being obtained, news sources would become less willing to speak and "the public will only know what the government wants them to know."
Precisely the point, and you got it in one try. Now then, what are you as a news person going to do about it? You can roll over and accept your status in the new order, or you can work with the remaining brave sources to bring out what's going on -- and editorialize about it instead of slurping at Champ's fountain...
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/20/2013 06:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

Champ tells Ireland: 'religious schools sow discord' - Daily Caller
Posted by: Clineling Speang7576 || 06/20/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Punk.
Posted by: Newc || 06/20/2013 0:11 Comments || Top||

#2  He's Muslim.... And he's projecting.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/20/2013 0:49 Comments || Top||

#3  about 4000 killed in past 40 years in N Ireland (and only about a dozen or so in past 5 years)

In Syria about 2000 to 4000 killed each month

In Iraq about 200-1000 killed each month
Posted by: lord garth || 06/20/2013 0:52 Comments || Top||

#4  He needs to be impeached. For numerous reasons. Unfortunately he won't, due to his skin colour.

America is about to learn a very painful lesson.
Posted by: Mikey Hunt || 06/20/2013 0:55 Comments || Top||

#5  Narcissists are not worried about the effects of what they say and do to others.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 06/20/2013 2:40 Comments || Top||

#6  America is about to learn a very painful lesson.

Indeed. For some of us class has been in session four and a half years.
Posted by: Secret Asian Man || 06/20/2013 3:48 Comments || Top||

#7  His inner man, there for everyone to see.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/20/2013 4:52 Comments || Top||

#8  ..about 4000 killed in past 40 years in N Ireland

That's about a 100 per year. Chicago has that beat easily - Matthew 7:5
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/20/2013 7:48 Comments || Top||

#9  but...but,,,HE'S the Messiah..
Posted by: Threater Flusoper9823 || 06/20/2013 8:05 Comments || Top||

#10  Here I was looking forward to Champ's being a lame duck his entire second term, and instead he's gone all unhinged loose cannon on us. Why can't the man shut up and golf?
Posted by: Iblis || 06/20/2013 11:11 Comments || Top||

#11  Too bad he wouldn't reveal himself this way in 2008.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 06/20/2013 13:40 Comments || Top||

#12  about 4000 killed in past 40 years in N Ireland (and only about a dozen or so in past 5 years)

In Syria about 2000 to 4000 killed each month

In Iraq about 200-1000 killed each month

Need we even look at Detroit and/or Chicago?
Posted by: BA || 06/20/2013 14:36 Comments || Top||

#13  Advocating the law of man as the absolute authority and ceiling of human potential is his deal.

Perhaps instead of listening to podcasts of his own speeches, he could get the audio of How the Irish Saved Civilization, Thomas Cahill. You just insulted the core of the very civilization which put your sorry ass in power, and I'm sure Martin Luther would want to beat you with a stick.

What an Ugly American Tourist. What a small, weak tea grasp at the history of his host. What a blasphemous statement that the authority of man is the end all of human capacity.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/20/2013 15:10 Comments || Top||

#14  What an Ugly American Tourist.

Ugly tourist anyway. I'll give you that.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/20/2013 15:25 Comments || Top||

#15  He makes Clark Grizwald look like the Dos Equis man. The guest who invites himself to dinner and talks the whole time about how much better his furniture is.

I guess his Berlin speech was a bowl of jelly, but must have made more sense before it was translated from the native Austrian.

I don't get these trips, other than marking a vacation a business expense. Or can it be both that and a way to energize the locals as a political pressure tool vs. local/regional government, a medium to spread his curiously eastern style idea of governance and culture.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/20/2013 16:15 Comments || Top||

#16  good chance for Mooch to spend taxpayers $ on her lavish vacays plus he gets out of Washington during scandal hearings time
Posted by: Frank G || 06/20/2013 18:00 Comments || Top||

#17  Shut the f*ck up, Bambi, you worthless asshole. And mind your own goddam business.

I'd agree with him if he were talking about madrassas, but we all know he ain't. >:-(
Posted by: Barbara || 06/20/2013 18:00 Comments || Top||

#18  He shows complete ignorance of the cause of the conflict. It's not about Catholics vs. Protestants, it's about the descendants of the Catholic Natives in the 1600's vs. the descendants of the Protestant Invaders in the 1600's.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 06/20/2013 22:31 Comments || Top||

#19  "He shows complete ignorance of the cause of the conflict."

No point in being unnecessarily verbose, Thing. ;-p
Posted by: Barbara || 06/20/2013 23:56 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Our Tool-In-Chief Pi$$es Off Some O'seas Catholics
"Ironically, President Obama made his comments just as Archbishop Gerhard Müller, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, told a crowd in Scotland that religious education upholds the dignity of the human person. Archbishop Müller said that Catholic schools should promote "all that is good in the philosophies of societies and human culture."
HT: Drudge
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 06/20/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It is easy for him to walk contrary. He has no God but... himself.
Posted by: Newc || 06/20/2013 0:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Yokay, I'll say it, A-A-W-K-W-A-R-D???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 06/20/2013 0:51 Comments || Top||

#3  His comments were simply wrong.

Karma WILL come home to roost.
Posted by: Mikey Hunt || 06/20/2013 1:00 Comments || Top||

#4  He may not care about karma but karma cares about him.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 06/20/2013 2:43 Comments || Top||

#5  They went there for the kids.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/20/2013 5:52 Comments || Top||

#6  What's he trying to do, reduce Catholic education to the level of public education--p!ss poor?
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/20/2013 10:23 Comments || Top||

#7  reaffirms opposition to Catholic, Protestant, and private schools (hello teacher's unions!). Think he'll denounce Madrassa's when over in Muzzie land?

Posted by: Frank G || 06/20/2013 10:47 Comments || Top||

#8  Frank, no more than I would denounce the Catholic school I graduated from.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/20/2013 13:40 Comments || Top||

#9  Rambler, don't look now, but there's a nun behind you. She's got a ruler too.
Posted by: Silentbrick - Schlumberger Squishy Mud Division || 06/20/2013 21:23 Comments || Top||

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