Obama plan would let NSA share data with other US agencies

Source – The New York Post The Obama administration is planning to permit the National Security Agency to share with other US intelligence agencies the private communications it collects from foreigners’ phone calls and messages, according to a report. The change would give access to intercepted data to more intelligence analysts, The New York Times reported. The messages include communications that cross network switches in … Continue reading Obama plan would let NSA share data with other US agencies

Obama-Poindexter Pics Fuel Scalia Suspicions

WND A couple of photographs of President Obama shaking hands with a wealthy Democrat Party donor named John Poindexter, who also owns the ranch resort where he found Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead, has fueled the whispers that radio host Michael Savage just gave wings to with the blunt broadcast question: “Was [he] murdered?” As WND reported, Savage posed that question to listeners on … Continue reading Obama-Poindexter Pics Fuel Scalia Suspicions

White House reassures governors that Syrians brought to the U.S. aren’t a threat – as Obama says ‘offensive’ rhetoric he’s hearing is a ‘potent’ recruitment tool for ISIS

President Barack Obama said yesterday that the U.S. must be ‘vigilant’ about protecting the homeland and cannot become ‘complacent or lulled into thinking somehow that we are immune from these kinds of attacks.’

But, he said, some of the rhetoric he’s hearing about Muslim refugees is ‘offensive,’ and it serves as a ‘potent’ recruiting tool for ISIS.

‘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 said, blasting Republicans after a meeting with President Benigo Aquino in the Philippines.  Continue reading “White House reassures governors that Syrians brought to the U.S. aren’t a threat – as Obama says ‘offensive’ rhetoric he’s hearing is a ‘potent’ recruitment tool for ISIS”

Obama says gun control to be top issue of final year

President Obama hopes to make gun control the top issue of his final year in office, saying Americans aren’t more violent than other people but they “have more deadly weapons to act out their rage.” In an interview published Tuesday in GQ magazine, Mr. Obama said easy access to guns is “the only variable” between the U.S. and other developed countries. “The main thing that … Continue reading Obama says gun control to be top issue of final year

Bernie Sanders doubles down on climate change-terrorism link

 

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders doubled down on the link between terrorism and climate change Sunday in defense of his stance that global warming presents the greatest national security threat to the United States.

“If we are going to see an increase in drought, in flood, and extreme weather disturbances as a result of climate change, what that means is that people all over the world are going to be fighting over limited natural resources,” the Vermont senator said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” elaborating on an arugment he made during the CBS News Democratic debate Saturday night. “If there is not enough water, if there is not enough land to grow your crops, then you’re going to see migrations of people fighting over land that will sustain them. And that will lead to international conflict.”

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It’s time for Obama to make a choice: Lead us or resign

In any time and place, war is fiendishly simple. It is the ultimate zero-sum contest — you win or you lose.

That eternal truth is so obvious that it should not need to be said. Yet even after the horrific slaughter in Paris, there remains a distressing doubt about whether America’s commander in chief gets it.

President Obama has spent the last seven years trying to avoid the world as it is. He has put his intellect and rhetorical skills into the dishonorable service of assigning blame and fudging failure. If nuances were bombs, Islamic State would have been destroyed years ago. Continue reading “It’s time for Obama to make a choice: Lead us or resign”

‘The Attacks Will Be Spectacular’: An exclusive look at how the Bush administration ignored this warning from the CIA months before 9/11

“Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” The CIA’s famous Presidential Daily Brief, presented to George W. Bush on August 6, 2001, has always been Exhibit A in the case that his administration shrugged off warnings of an Al Qaeda attack. But months earlier, starting in the spring of 2001, the CIA repeatedly and urgently began to warn the White House that an attack was … Continue reading ‘The Attacks Will Be Spectacular’: An exclusive look at how the Bush administration ignored this warning from the CIA months before 9/11

Obama still plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees despite Paris terrorist attacks

A top White House adviser said Sunday that President Obama still plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees even as Republicans insisted that it’s all but impossible to stop terrorists from hiding among the migrants.

“We’re still planning to take in Syrian refugees,” Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said on “Fox News Sunday.”

One of the terrorists in Friday’s deadly attacks on Paris reportedly may have used a Syrian passport to enter Europe with a flood of refugees, but Mr. Rhodes expressed confidence in the background-check system. Continue reading “Obama still plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees despite Paris terrorist attacks”

Confidence man: Obama boasts he could coast to third term as president

Thanks to George Washington, Barack Obama cannot seek a third term, but the president confidently proclaimed this week that he believes he could secure another four years in the White House — a boast some analysts quickly cast as wholly unrealistic, perhaps even politically delusional.

With Mr. Obama looking tired as he limps to the end of his second term, sapped of momentum by a growing string of foreign policy challenges abroad and largely paralyzed by political gridlock at home, analysts say another national election victory would be a long shot at best as the broad coalition of voters who reliably supported him in 2008 and 2012 steadily frays. Continue reading “Confidence man: Obama boasts he could coast to third term as president”

Greenwald: Obama Cannot Simply Apologize For Committing War Crimes

“Completely lacking in all credibility.”

Journalist Glenn Greenwald slammed the president in a CNN interview Wednesday, for delivering a lame apology to the Doctors Without Borders organisation, following the US airstrike on their hospital in Afghanistan.

“Doctors Without Borders, the organization that has run this hospital for five years, has made very clear that they’re not most interested in hearing apologies or claims of mistake or collateral damage,” Greenwald urged.

“They want only one thing, and that is an independent, impartial investigation to find out what really happened here, who made the decision to bomb this hospital and what it is that they knew.” the reporter added.

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