First Batch Of Obama’s Anti-ISIS Rebels Cross Into Syria, Promptly Arrested By Al-Nusra Front For Being “American Agents”


BTW: This is costing us $500 million

Via PJM:

On Monday I reported here at PJ Media that the first 50 graduates of Obama’s U.S.-trained “vetted moderate” Syrian rebel army had left Turkey for Syria two weeks ago — and haven’t been heard from since.

But today comes a new report that a fresh class of U.S.-trained recruits were arrested today upon entering Syria.

Tanir links to this Turkish Sputnik News report that says Jabhat al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda’s official affiliate in Syria, arrested the 18 U.S.-trained members of Obama’s “vetted moderate” rebel army for being American agents.

This is just the latest embarrassing episode for Obama’s $500 million anti-ISIS army approved by congressional Republicans back in September.

And despite having spent half of those funds already, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter revealed to Congress earlier this month that only 60 fighters had been trained so far. This amounts to $4 million per fighter.

No, Not A Cult…

Now stop asking!

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Dem Rep. Chaka Fattah Charged In 29-Count Indictment With Racketeering Conspiracy, Bribery And Wire Fraud


Via Roll Call:

Prosecutors charged Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., Wednesday in a 29-count indictment with racketeering conspiracy, bribery and wire fraud as part of a probe into the 11-term congressman launched by the FBI and IRS in March 2013.

Fattah’s office confirmed he has agreed to give up his leadership post on the Appropriations Committee, where he is the top Democrat overseeing criminal justice and science spending. He will be replaced by Mike Honda, D-Calif., who is currently the subject of an ethics probe.

Fattah has declared his innocence and his plans to run for reelection.

Fattah’s congressional district director, 59-year-old Bonnie Bowser of Philadelphia, and former congressional staffer Karen Nicholas, 57, plus two other individuals were also charged for their alleged involvement in several schemes federal investigators say were intended to further their political and financial interests by misappropriating hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal, charitable and campaign funds. The indictment alleges illegal activity dating back to Fattah’s failed 2007 campaign to serve as mayor of Philadelphia, as well as false congressional campaign filings.

During an 11 a.m. news conference in Pennsylvania, officials declined to go into specifics about the penalties Fattah, 58, could face. His D.C. office did not immediately respond to requests for comment, with the House in session and headed toward final votes before the August recess. Fattah has not been arrested, and the office did not say whether Bowser would stay in her position.

Fox’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck Accused Of Being A “Racist” For Asking If Sandra Bland Could Have Used Lit Cigarette As A Weapon Against NYC Cops


Which is such a stupid accusation even Whoopi Goldberg felt compelled to defend Hasselbeck.

Via Mediaite:

Fox & Friends host Elisabeth Hasselbeck has been taking some heat over the past couple of days for asking a former NYPD officer if Sandra Bland, who died in jail of an alleged suicide, could have used her lit cigarette as a weapon against the officer who arrested her. Wednesday morning, The View’s Whoopi Goldberg defended her “buddy” and former co-host against accusations of “racism.”

“Somehow, it’s no longer OK to pose a question that will give you an answer in order to best understand what’s going on,” Goldberg said, after playing the clip. “We’ve been friends for about seven, eight years and she has not asked me to pick any cotton.”

“People love to throw that phrase around, ‘You’re a racist, you’re this, you’re that,’” she added. “It is not racist to ask a question.”

Similarly, Raven-Symoné said, “There’s a lot of people of color that feel like white people shouldn’t ask certain questions because they don’t understand it and they don’t feel like you’re being sensitive to it, and I don’t think that’s fair.”

Keep reading…

It’s Come To This…

Dem Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on the Senate floor today:

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General Dempsey: Obama Ignored My “Military Advice” On Iran Nuke Deal

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Via Grabien:

AYOTTE: “Just to be clear, when you came before the committee then you said under no circumstances should we relieve pressure on Iran on those issues. So was it your military recommendation that we not agree to lifting of those sanctions?”

DEMPSEY: “Yes. And I used the phrase “As long as possible.” And then that was the point at which the negotiation continued. But, yes, that was my military advice.”

Dem Rep. Betty McCollum Demands Federal Investigation Into Reports Minnesota Hunter Killed Lion In Africa

Betty McCollum

Oddly enough, no calls by McCollum to investigate Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON — The Internet exploded in outrage this week after it was revealed that a Minnesota tourist killed a beloved lion while on a hunting expedition in Zimbabwe. That indignation reached Capitol Hill yesterday, as 4th District Rep. Betty McCollum was quick to call for justice for the protected African lion, fondly referred to as Cecil the Lion.

In a statement released yesterday, McCollum denounced the actions of Walter Palmer, a dentist from Eden Prairie, who may have paid as much as $50,000 to participate in the guided hunt in Zimbabwe. Palmer and his guides allegedly lured the lion out of a protected area in order to kill it, a move that critics, including McCollum, call illegal.

“To bait and kill a threatened animal, like this African lion, for sport cannot be called hunting, but rather a disgraceful display of callous cruelty,” McCollum said. Palmer says he was not aware that the lion was a protected animal, and regrets what happened.

Barack Obama Named To “Most Beatuiful” List – Chris Matthews Furiously Nods In Approval

In related news, Michael Moore named to The Hill’s “best body” list.

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Bernie Sanders Voxplains To Vox


Via Washington Examiner:

As a socialist moving up in the Democratic presidential polls, Bernie Sanders raises the expectations of many on the Left. Some assume Sanders believes what they believe and are disappointed if they discover he does not.

In a newly-published interview, Vox founder Ezra Klein, an advocate of an open-borders immigration policy, asked a question virtually inviting Sanders to agree with Klein about allowing any and all would-be immigrants to come to the United States. Sanders most emphatically did not go along

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Kerry: We Do Not Have Access To ‘Secret Deal’ Between Iran And IAEA


This deal just keeps getting worse…

Via Breitbart:

Tuesday at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran nuclear agreement, Secretary of State John Kerry admitted he does not have “access” to the secret deal between the IAEA and Iran on the enforcement of inspections and has only been briefed on the agreements when pressed by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX)

Keep reading…

Hillary’s 2 Months Of Missing Emails Cover Period Of Libyan Attack, Huma Private Job While At State


Via Daily Beast:

Among the approximately 2,000 emails that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has released from her private account, there is a conspicuous two-month gap.

There are no emails between Clinton and her State Department staff during May and June 2012, a period of escalating violence in Libya leading up to the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead.

A State Department spokesman told The Daily Beast that for the year 2012, only those emails related to the security of the consulate or to the U.S. diplomatic presence in Libya were made public and turned over to a House committee investigating the fatal Benghazi assault.

But if that’s true, then neither Clinton nor her staff communicated via email about the escalating dangers in Libya. There were three attacks during that two-month period, including one that targeted the consulate.

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China Wants To Rewrite Global Internet Rules


For a better Internet, put the people who thought Mao was cool in charge

Via WSJ:

As social media helped topple regimes in the Middle East and northern Africa, a senior colonel in the People’s Liberation Army publicly warned that an Internet dominated by the U.S. threatened to overthrow China’s Communist Party.

Ye Zheng and a Chinese researcher, writing in the state-run China Youth Daily, said the Internet represented a new form of global control, and the U.S. was a “shadow” present during some of those popular uprisings. Beijing had better pay attention.

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Obama Defense Secretary: Iran Will Not Change Terror-Supporting Behavior As Result Of Nuke Deal

Shockingly not shocking

Report: Taliban Have Seized Key District In Helmand Province

Multiple sources, still unconfirmed:

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If accurate, pray SITE’s Rita Katz is wrong:

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Hillary Clinton: “I’ve Seen The Pictures” From Planned Parenthood Videos Offering Baby Parts For Sale And “Find Them Disturbing”

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A) She saw pictures of an interview and finds them “disturbing?”

B) During a speech earlier in the day she vowed to “defend Planned Parenthood.”

Via Union Leader:

Calling them “disturbing,” Hillary Clinton said undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal tissue raise questions about the process nationwide.

“I have seen pictures from them and obviously find them disturbing,” the Democratic presidential hopeful said during a sit-down interview Tuesday with the New Hampshire Union Leader.

“Planned Parenthood is answering questions and will continue to answer questions. I think there are two points to make,” Clinton said. “One, Planned Parenthood for more than a century has done a lot of really good work for women: cancer screenings, family planning, all kinds of health services. And this raises not questions about Planned Parenthood so much as it raises questions about the whole process, that is, not just involving Planned Parenthood, but many institutions in our country.”

“And if there’s going to be any kind of congressional inquiry, it should look at everything and not just one (organization),” she said.

Clinton addressed the controversy after the Center for Medical Progress released undercover videos of a Planned Parenthood representative discussing fetal tissue extraction, cost and transportation.

Republican presidential hopefuls have condemned it and called for public defunding of Planned Parenthood.

Obama Pal Ayatollah Khamenei Ranting Against “Deadly” Jews . . . Again…

And people wonder why Obama is so cozy with Khamenei.

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BREAKING: Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Is Dead!

Mullah Omar

Feel good story of the day.

Via The Hill:

Afghanistan’s government is probing fresh claims that Taliban leader Mullah Omar has died, multiple news outlets are reporting.

Sources told the BBC on Wednesday that the militant chief died two to three years ago. The BBC said that multiple Afghan administration and intelligence agency officials had claimed Omar is dead.
The Taliban has neither confirmed nor denied those reports, the news outlet added.

A spokesman for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Thursday that authorities were working to verify reports of Omar’s death.

“As soon as we get more authentication…we’re going to let the media and people of Afghanistan know about that,” said Sayed Zafar Hashemi, according to the BBC.

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British Government Identifies 3-Year-Old Child As Possible Jihadist…

The UK continues to reap the fruits of their “multiculturalism” policies.

Via Daily Mail:

A child aged just three is among hundreds identified as being at risk of radicalisation, it emerged today.

With fears growing about children and teenagers being drawn into terrorism, a project set up by the Home Office in the wake of the 7/7 bombings has reported a sharp rise in the number of youngsters being referred including dozens under the age of 12.

Since it was rolled out nationwide in 2012, the youngest person involved has been a child aged three whose whole family was referred.

Ministers vowed to challenge the ‘twisted narrative that has corrupted some of our vulnerable young people’.

Officers from the Channel project have previously revealed how a child drawing bombs and guns or writing about wanting to be a suicide bomber can lead to a referral.

Between April 2012 and June 2014 a total of 834 under 18-year-olds were reported to Channel.

Around one in ten – 84 – were under 12, data from the National Police Chiefs Council ( NPCC) obtained by the Press Association shows.

Egyptian Resorts Enforcing Hijab-Free Zones…


Does Code Pink have a branch office in Egypt?

Via Al Arabiya

Many Egyptian women say they are facing a difficult summer season as Hijab-free zones seem to have soared in popularity, as more restaurants and high-end resorts enforce a de-facto ban on wearing headscarves.

Social media users in Egypt flocked to Facebook and Twitter over the past week to condemn the apparent decision by some venues to deny veiled women entry.

Many deemed the ban as “discriminatory” against practicing Muslim women in Egypt – a country in which 90 percent of its 80-million population are Muslim.

The ban is not completely new, it was reportedly common at resorts and restaurants frequented by foreigners, in cities such as Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada.

Recent reports suggest that several swimming pools and restaurants at five-star resorts lining the Egyptian north coast are also restricting the entry of veiled women to their services.

‘Violation of freedom’

Several veiled women who were rejected at the door spoke to Al Arabiya News and described the act as a ‘violation of freedom.’

Reem, a 28-year-old woman who wears the Hijab, said she was turned away at the doors of two different beaches at upscale north coast resorts for being veiled, she told Al Arabiya News.

“I was with my husband when I was told I cannot come in because I’m veiled.

“The outing was quickly cut short when the security at the door told me guests complain about the appearance of veiled women,” she added. Reem said such door-selection policies are never written.

Sally Nashaat, a 26-year-old mother of two girls, said she was also not allowed to enter a beach club house at a five-star north coast resort for being veiled.

Among a group of friends, she was told: “Everyone can enter, except her.

“It feels degrading, we are in our own country and we are not happy.

“I was about to cry,” Nashaat said, “no one has the right to deprive me of entering. This never happened to me anywhere else, even in the United States.

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HT: GetAClue

Poll Commissioned by Planned Parenthood Says Planned Parenthood Is Popular….

Planned Parenthood


Via TWS:

Planned Parenthood hired a Democratic polling firm to find out if taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood is still popular, and found out that 64 percent of voters still want federal funding for the organization. Here’s the question that voters were asked:

Some Republicans in Congress say that because of the undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, there should be an immediate vote to end all government funding for Planned Parenthood, including for services Planned Parenthood provides, such as cancer screenings and family planning. Do you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with the Republicans who say Congress should vote immediately vote to end all government funding for Planned Parenthood, including for services Planned Parenthood provides, such as cancer screenings and family planning?