Jul 182014
 

US: Can’t Rule Out Russian Role in Plane Downing

U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council …

Let me share with you our assessment of the evidence so far:

- We assess Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 carrying these 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was likely downed by a surface-to-air missile, an SA-11, operated from a separatist-held location in eastern Ukraine.

- The airliner was traveling at a cruise altitude of 33,000 feet and its speed was typical for an airliner along an established flight corridor frequented by commercial traffic. The flight was transmitting its assigned transponder code corresponding with its flight plan, and flight tracking data was publicly available on the internet. There was nothing threatening or provocative about MH17.

- Of the operational SAM systems located near the border, only the SA-11, SA-20, and SA-22 SAM systems are capable of hitting an aircraft at this flight’s altitude of 33,000 feet. We can rule out shorter-range SAMs known to be in separatist hands, including MANPADS, SA-8 and SA-13 systems, which are not capable of hitting an aircraft at this altitude

– Early Thursday, an SA-11 SAM system was reported near Snizhne by a Western reporter and separatists were spotted hours before the incident with an SA-11 system at a location close to the site where the plane came down.

- Separatists initially claimed responsibility for shooting down a military transport plane and posted videos that are now being connected to the Malaysian airlines crash. Separatist leaders also boasted on social media about shooting down a plane, but later deleted these messages.

- Because of the technical complexity of the SA-11, it is unlikely that the separatists could effectively operate the system without assistance from knowledgeable personnel. Thus, we cannot rule out technical assistance from Russian personnel in operating the systems.

The Ukrainians do have SA-11 systems in their inventory. However, we are not aware of any Ukrainian SAM systems in the area of the shoot-down. And, more importantly, since the beginning of this crisis, Ukrainian air defenses have not fired a single missile, despite several alleged violations of their airspace by Russian aircraft.

- This also follows a pattern of actions by Russian-backed separatists. On June 13th, separatists shot down a Ukrainian transport plane, carrying 40 paratroopers and nine crew. On June 24th, as this Council was meeting to welcome Ukraine’s unilateral ceasefire, we received word that separatists downed a Ukrainian helicopter, killing all nine on board.

- On July 14th, separatists claimed credit for the downing of a Ukrainian military cargo plane, flying at 6,000 meters, and on July 16, they claimed credit for the downing of a Ukrainian fighter jet.

If indeed Russian-backed separatists were behind this attack on a civilian airliner, they and their backers would have good reason to cover up evidence of their crime. Thus, it is extremely important that an investigation be commenced immediately.

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Jul 172014
 

On Megyn Kelly last night…

Two weeks ago…

Turley says that while this process didn’t begin with Obama, it has certainly accelerated under his administration and he has taken it to new levels in terms of the rhetoric. He has, in Turley’s opinion, embraced the concept of going it alone, and defying the other branches of government.

He notes how, unlike most other presidents, Obama has not avoided court fights. He says most presidents have a tendency to do so out of deference to those that would follow them, future presidents. He notes how “this administration has really shown very little restraint in litigating these issues and losing.”

Asked how Obama compares to other presidents, Turley calls the Obama regime a perfect storm of sorts, in that the politics are aligning with the common tendency to become power-drunk while in office.

He describes a toxic political environment, in which this type of confrontation is popular. He reminds us that gridlock is not an excuse for unilateral action, that “there is no license within our system to go it alone.”

He continues, “You have to convince Congress, and if you can’t, then things don’t get done.”

Turley says what we are seeing and what worries him is the rise of the uber presidency, the presidency that can govern alone. Turley says, “That is exactly what the framers were afraid of; they wanted to avoid the concentration of power.”

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Jul 112014
 

Greg Gutfeld utilized poetry to describe President Obama’s comment that he is not visiting the United States-Mexico border because he is ‘not interested in photo-ops’:


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Jun 072014
 

MY principles, MY Government

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May 072014
 

The White House asked for this investigation by not telling the truth in the first place.

By Kirsten Powers, USA Today

Diversion, subterfuge, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi. …Why aren’t we talking about something else?” House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi complained last week.

Here’s why: An e-mail has surfaced from a deputy national security adviser to Susan Rice on how to characterize the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on Sunday news programs. He advised Rice, then ambassador to the U.N., that her primary goal was to “underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy.” The e-mail was redacted when the most-transparent-administration-in-history provided Benghazi documents to Congress earlier, but was found through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Democrats are furious that the House will hold a vote to create a select committee to investigate the administration’s response to the attack in Libya that left four Americans dead. They know this won’t end well.


It took real effort for the White House to overlook the tsunami of evidence that contradicted its campaign talking points. Before Rice’s appearances on Sept. 16, 2012, National Public Radio reported that Libya’s president had told NPR that al-Qaeda was responsible for the “precalculated, preplanned attack.” Former deputy CIA director Mike Morell testified last month, “Analysts said from the get-go that al-Qaeda was involved.”

Kudos to Kirsten for speaking TRUTH!

Read Kirsten’s full piece here

featured image in magazine shows what obama/clinton did to our four murdered Americans…

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May 062014
 

“Good evening Mr. President — or, as Paul Ryan would call you, another inner city minority taking advantage of the federal government to feed and house your family.”

McHale’s whack at Senator Ted Cruz and the Tea Party also had a racial tinge: “The Tea Party is anti-socialism and anti-immigration, so it makes sense that their hero is a Cuban from Canada.”

In contrast to how he denigrated the political ideology of those on the right, trying to discredit conservatives as racists, his hits on Democrats avoided impugning their motivations. For instance, he chastised President Obama for failing to implement a liberal promise: “My favorite bit of yours was when you said you would close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay – that was hilarious.”

“Every year the White House doctor checks the President’s colon for polyps – and George Clooney’s head.”

Watch the laughs AND groans…IMHO Joel is a horses arse

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May 022014
 

Former White House spokesman Tommy Vietor, in a tense interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier, downplayed the revived controversy over the Benghazi talking points, saying he does not remember his own role in the editing process because: “Dude, this was like two years ago.”

Vietor, the former spokesman for the National Security Council, insisted on “Special Report with Bret Baier” Thursday that emails that link a White House adviser to former U.N. ambassador Susan Rice’s controversial Sunday show statements about the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate say nothing new.

See the snide ‘PUNK’S’ arrogance in the FULL Bret Interview


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::MUTE:: on obama, more interested in @johnboehner Select Comm. on #Benghazi #JailTime #FIRECarney and ALL of them!

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Please encourage @johnboehner to form the Select Committee and see Clinton, etal get jail time. Those that can be impeached should be. Don’t let this go Patriots! ~ JP

UPDATE: Rumor is @TGowdySC will head the Select Committee. HE will take no prsioners! Well, lets hope and pray he does!

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Apr 112014
 

Heritage’s newly updated Obamacare in Pictures has 15 charts that show the law’s effects on Americans—from canceled insurance policies to new taxes, Medicare cuts, reduced choice for plans, and more.

Talking about Obamacare’s effects is one thing; seeing hard data is another.

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YOUNG PEOPLE:

Obamacare says you can stay on your parents’ health insurance until you turn 26. This chart looks at what happens after that—if you don’t have employer-sponsored insurance and you have to get insured through Obamacare. If you’re trying to save for a car or house—or just paying rent to have your own place—seeing your premiums double is quite a blow.

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SENIORS:

You may recall Heritage experts’ warning that Obamacare would cut $716 billion from Medicare. That’s still happening.

Despite the Obama administration’s recent walking back of Medicare Advantage cuts for this year, Obamacare’s planned cuts to Medicare are moving forward. This chart shows which parts of Medicare are affected.

Heritage expert Alyene Senger has explained that, instead of cutting waste, fraud, and abuse in the Medicare program, Obamacare targets the amounts Medicare service providers are paid. These cuts have ripple effects on seniors. Doctors, nursing homes, and other providers who can’t afford to be part of Medicare any more will cut back or stop participating—and that means fewer options and less access to care for seniors.

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ALL AMERICANS:

This chart looks a lot like a heartbeat—and it tracks one of Obamacare’s vital signs: public opinion. There has been a 10-point gap between support for and opposition to the law for some time now. That spike in opposition/sharp decline in support? It coincides with the flood of cancellation notices that landed in Americans’ mailboxes last year.

Obamacare remains unpopular because it’s raising taxes, killing jobs, and cutting Americans’ health care choices. We need health reform that reverses these trends.

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Apr 072014
 

Obama-Appeaser-in-Chief

In an increasingly dangerous world where most Americans are distracted by busy lives and domestic politics, an award-winning national security reporter, Bill Gertz, is watching a radical, progressive transformation of America’s image and capabilities.

And Gertz is underwhelmed with Republican efforts to challenge, expose or stop the changes that are already underway.

In this two-part video interview, Gertz says Obama’s statecraft can best be summarized as “appeasement-oriented policies.”

“Those have translated into supporting America’s enemies and really being neutral or opposed to America’s friends and allies,” he said. “In a nutshell, that’s really where the Obama administration is. It’s kind of advanced much more now in the second term to a very liberal agenda, looking at America as the cause of all the world’s evils and really trying to focus attention on his domestic agenda.”

Gertz goes on to review the realistic intentions and capabilities of China, the nation he thinks is our biggest threat outside of radical Islamic terrorists.

“To me, this current world situation of appeasing Vladimir Putin is very similar to the way that Britain appeased Hitler in the run up to World War II,” he continued. “Dictators don’t respond to appeasement. They take it as a green light to continue further aggression, further hegemony, and they [Obama officials] really need to rethink their policies towards Russia. I don’t think that’s possible. They are totally wedded to the liberal notion that we live in a non-confrontational global environment.”

A previous portion of the interview discussed why the media has failed to hold President Obama accountable.

Watch Part 2:

Full piece…

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