The death of Kayla Mueller

Stolen Borrowed from Donald Douglas: Kayla Mueller’s Parents Say U.S. Ransom Policy Came First We don’t pay ransom for hostages, simple as that. And it’s kinda sad. The U.S. did attempt a rescue mission, however. So that should count for quite a bit, you’d think. And I don’t care if Ms. Mueller was a brainwashed …

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You cannot fight an enemy you don’t even recognize

I had heard about his story yesterday, but didn’t take the time to research it. However, The Pirate’s Cove did it for me: Obama Cites A Strategic Logic For Avoidance In Using Islamic Labels Or Something By William Teach | February 19, 2015 – 7:21 am It’s probably more like “strategic patience”, which is a phrase for …

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In praise of #MarieHarf

State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf has been taking a lot of criticism from conservatives from comments she made suggesting that Da’ish and similar Islamist extremists have become radicalized because of a lack of economic opportunity and jobs: State Dept Spokeswoman Marie Harf: We Can’t Beat ISIS Just by Killing Them by Andrew Kirell | …

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They will never learn

The Obama Administration has weighed in on the slaughter of 21 Coptic Christians by Da’ish1: Statement by the Press Secretary on the Murder of Egyptian Citizens For Immediate Release | February 15, 2015 The United States condemns the despicable and cowardly murder of twenty-one Egyptian citizens in Libya by ISIL-affiliated terrorists. We offer our condolences …

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Some good news for a change!

I hope that the story is true! Former Gitmo Detainee Who Returned To Battlefield As ISIS Commander Killed By CIA Airstrike In Afghanistan… KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 9 (UPI) — Former Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Rauf, who reportedly swore allegiance to the Islamic State recently, was killed by a drone strike in Afghanistan. Rauf’s brother-in-law and four …

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But, but, but, the Crusades!

From The New York Times: Islamic State Selling, Crucifying, Burying Children Alive in Iraq-U.N. By REUTERS FEB. 4, 2015, 11:45 A.M. E.S.T. GENEVA — Islamic State militants are selling abducted Iraqi children at markets as sex slaves, and killing other youth, including by crucifixion or burying them alive, a United Nations watchdog said on Wednesday. …

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Twisted liberal logic

President Obama tells us that people are whatever they identify as being, so if a male thinks that he’s actually female, well then, he’s female, and we have to recognize him as female under the law. But if a group identifies itself as “Islamic State,” and do horrible, horrible things, well they’re not really Islamic, …

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Our President and الدولة الإسلامية في العراق والشام

From the Victory Girls: Obama Announces That ISIS is Holding an American Hostage, Is Deploying All Assets to Rescue Her by Cassy Fiano on February 4, 2015 ISIS has committed any number of atrocities over the past several months, with Obama’s response mostly being to take a break from his busy schedule of golf games …

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I guess that the French couldn’t guarantee him a good tee time!

This is from Slate, of all places: More Than 40 World Leaders Head Up Massive Paris March By Daniel Politi Leaders from across the world, including some countries with less-than-stellar freedom of expression records, linked arms and headed up a massive unity rally through the streets of Paris on Sunday to pay tribute to the …

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This is what Senator Feinstein was trying to accomplish

From the Associated Press, via The Philadelphia Inquirer: U.S. officials must be prosecuted, U.N. says John Heilprin, Associated Press | Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2014, 1:08 AM GENEVA, Switzerland – All senior U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized or carried out torture like waterboarding as part of former President George W. Bush’s national security …

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