ISIS Leader in Iraq was Released from U.S. Detention Camp in 2009

CNS News

The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS,) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was formerly held by the U.S. military at Camp Bucca in southern Iraq from 2005 to his release in 2009.

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Why such a dangerous man was slated for release in 2009, or who made the decision is not known. The Telegraph offers that “one possible explanation is that he was one of thousands of suspected insurgents granted amnesty as the US began its draw down in Iraq.”

In 2010, shortly after his release, al-Baghdadi was announced as a new al-Qaeda leader. When bin Laden was killed in 2011, Baghdadi pledged to revenge his death “with 100 terrorist attacks across Iraq” – but with al Qaeda leaders dropping like flies in Pakistan and Afghanistan, no one took him seriously.

But today, Baghdadi has instituted routine car bombings in Iraq and the death toll is now up over 1,000 per month.

This week, his forces seized control of government buildings in Mosul and are marching south to the capital, Baghdad. His forces have planted the black jihadi flag on towns from Fallujah to Ramadi, sites of previous U.S. victories.

So who is he?

 

The Telegraph reveals:

As with many of al-Qaeda’s leaders, precise details are sketchy. His FBI rap sheet offers little beyond the fact that he is aged around 42, and was born as Ibrahim Ali al-Badri in the city of Samarrah…

“This guy was a Salafi (a follower of a fundamentalist brand of Islam), and Saddam’s regime would have kept a close eye on him,” said Dr Michael Knights, an Iraq expert at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

“He was also in Camp Bucca for several years, which suggests he was already considered a serious threat when he went in there.”

That theory seems backed by US intelligence reports from 2005, which describe him as al-Qaeda’s point man in Qaim, a fly-blown town in Iraq’s western desert.

“Abu Duaa [an alias] was connected to the intimidation, torture and murder of local civilians in Qaim,” says a Pentagon document. “He would kidnap individuals or entire families, accuse them, pronounce sentence and then publicly execute them.”

 

 

Mayor Rejects Calls To Remove Palestinian Flag From City Display

Gateway Pundit

The city of Lincolnwood, Illinois flies the Palestinian flag (among 60) in a display of support of multiculturalism along one of it’s main thoroughfares.

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After the city received multiple complaints from angry residents, they called a meeting to discuss the issue. It got heated, and in the end, the city decided that they weren’t going to let terrorist groups like Hamas get in the way of their commitment to multiculturalism. (Palestinians freely elected the terrorist group to represent them in 2006)

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The Chicago Tribune reports:

Several residents have recently asked that the Palestinian flag be removed, but village officials say they have no plans to do so.

The meeting briefly devolved into yelling toward the end.

“We’ve seen on television there are Palestinian mothers teaching their children from their youth to murder, to hate, to blow yourself up, anything for the cause,” said resident Sherry Friedman. She was asked to sit down by Mayor Gerald Turry and complied.

Friedman was possibly referring to the “children’s programming” on Hamas TV:

In the following clip, Palestinians encourage their children to murder Jews:

In the next clip, Palestinians make a fun game out of identifying the sounds of the rockets they fire at Jews from outside their windows:

Also, from the Hamas charter:

Article Thirteen:

Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement. Abusing any part of Palestine is abuse directed against part of religion. Nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its religion. Its members have been fed on that. For the sake of hoisting the banner of Allah over their homeland they fight. “Allah will be prominent, but most people do not know.”

There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors. The Palestinian people know better than to consent to having their future, rights and fate toyed with. As in said in the honourable Hadith:

What part of the Palestinian culture does Lincolnwood support?

Awesome: Gun Maker Directly Challenges Eric Holder to His Face

Conservative Tribune

When liberals have the opportunity to restrict individual liberty, they take it. One of the most important freedoms they go after is the Second Amendment right of all Americans to keep and bear arms, because it’s a lot easier to deprive people of their rights when they can’t fight back.

Constitutional conservatives are pushing back, however, against Democratic efforts to “rein in” gun rights with a national campaign, led by Chuck Norris, to elect gun supporters this November.

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Really- how can there still be anyone stupid enough to believe anything Obama says?

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Flopping Aces

How is it even possible?

Some time ago I wrote this:

There is a story underneath all of these reports and that story is the persistent pattern of deceit and dishonesty on the part of Barack Obama. He apparently lied to Congressional leaders as well as the entire country right from the beginning of this operation. And the lies keep coming. It is entirely reasonable to assert that whatever Barack Obama says, it will be false. It is entirely reasonable to assert that one can count on the exact opposite occurring.

You are an idiot if you take him at his word.

Obama never lets me down.

Watch this (Free Beacon via Right Scoop)

Obama has just embarked on another lengthy vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, dominated by golf.

Here is Obama promising he would take no vacations:

Remember Obama saying he would not visit the border because he wasn’t interested in photo ops?

Here’s one of those photo ops he has no interest in, showing him intently listening to Susan Rice advising him that ISIS was spawned from a video:

Remember when Obama said bad intel was behind the underestimation of ISIS?

Saturday from the White House South Lawn, President Barack Obama blamed “intelligence estimates” for not anticipating the speed in which ISIS would capture large sections of Iraq.

The president,who has been under harsh media criticism for likening ISIS to an Al-Qaeda JV basketball team in January said, “There is no doubt that their advance their movement over the last several of months has been more rapid than the intelligence estimates and I think the the expectation of policy makers both in and outside of Iraq.”

Well, that’s another Obama whopper.

The U.S. intelligence community Monday pushed back at reports that the White House was not warned about the growing strength of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) ahead of the group’s recent offensive.

“The job of the Intelligence Community is to warn. We did that,” said a U.S. intelligence official. “In short, this was not U.S. intelligence failure. It was an Iraqi military failure.”

Reports suggested that the White House was caught off-guard last week by the Islamic State’s rapid advance on Erbil, a city in northern Iraq where the U.S. has a consulate and joint operations center
After Kurdish Peshmerga forces found themselves outgunned, President Obama ordered U.S. airstrikes there and humanitarian drops to stranded Iraqi refugees.

Obama said on Saturday that ISIS’s “movement over the last several months has been more rapid than the intelligence estimates.”

This is just from the last few days!

Really- how can there still be anyone so stupid as to believe anything this liar says? What does it take?

The True Face of Evil

Family Security Matters

On Sunday, July 17, Barack and Michelle Obama released a statement officially recognizing Eid-al-Fitr, a Muslim celebration marking the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan.

In his statement, Obama said, “As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families… While Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict, and disease.”

He concluded by saying, “In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy…”

No one in the mainstream media has found the courage to ask, “Mr. President, exactly what achievements and contributions have Muslims made toward building the very fabric of American society and strengthening the core of our democracy?”

From the very birth of our nation, Islam has been a thorn in the side of those patriots who actually created our system of government and who cherished our unique American values and traditions.  According to a WorldNetDaily (WND) editorial titled, “Founding Fathers Rip Obama’s Muslim ‘Fabric,’ ” WND tells us that, in 1801, President Thomas Jefferson sent the U.S. Navy to the Barbary Coast in North Africa to put an end to the Muslim practice of boarding U.S. ships, plundering their cargos, and selling crew members into slavery.

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