Disturbing: Is this evidence Obama is building his own military unit?

Family Security Matters

LTC ALLEN WEST (US ARMY RET)

 

During the Vietnam War it was common knowledge that President Johnson was selecting and approving bombing targets from the Oval Office – the height of micromanagement. One of the concerns I have in prosecuting combat operations against Islamic jihadists is the belief that drones are the panacea for everything.

Let me be clear, drones are not a strategy, although they do create nice talking points of one guy killed here, five guys killed there, oops, an American and Italian hostage killed here. But what I find most interesting about the Obama administration reliance on drone usage is that the liberal progressive left would be going apoplectic if a Republican presidential administration were using similar tactics.

As reported by the Washington Post,

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The Idiot President

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American Thinker

I’m going to tell you the truth, and the thing about the truth is that it sticks in your head forever.

This is it – the American President is an idiot. In fact, he’s a dangerous idiot.

Now I’ll tell you why;

When it comes to fighting the spreading cancer of radical Islamic terror that is choking the whole of the Middle East and much of Africa the American President has said he sees himself as a big town mayor fighting local crime. That’s idiotic!

He sees ISIS, Al-Qaida, Boko Haram and other groups as rival gangs as in West Side Story, not butchering terrorists as in East Side Nightmare. The idiot!

When Jews were targeted for death in a kosher deli he said they were folks randomly shot. The idiot!

When twenty one Coptic Christians were beheaded on a Libyan beach for no other reasons except they were Christian, and he called them ‘citizens,’ he’s an idiot.

When he reports the beheading of an American journalist and then heads of to play golf, he’s an idiot.

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Obama has no enumerated power to release GITMO prisoners, but here we go again!

Family Security Matters

by LTC ALLEN WEST (US ARMY RET)

Sure seems we’ve come to a point where the rule of law means little to the Obama administration – or the oath taken to faithfully execute our laws.

With that in mind, Article I, Section 8, Clause 11 of the United States Constitution, at times referred to as the War Powers Clause, vests in the Congress the power to declare war, in the following wording: “[The Congress shall have Power…] To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water.”

I searched Article II to see if there was anything to contradict these enumerated powers bestowed upon the U.S. Congress – and found nothing. Now, I can immediately draw your attention to President Obama’s ill-conceived venture into Libya – which we have addressed several times, most recently here discussing the involvement of ISIS there – and where was the “humanitarian crisis? I could also alert you to the fact that we are deploying troops back into Iraq, but there has been no declaration from Congress on war – and we are dropping bombs and folks are shooting – a basic definition of war, as far as I know.

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Terrorist Group ISIS May Be Coming To America

 

Investors.com

War On Terror: As what the feds call “other than Mexicans” and MS-13 gang members stream across our border, just what is keeping the head of ISIS from keeping his promise, “I’ll see you in New York”?

We already know how ruthless the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is, so much so that media pundits such as Kirsten Powers, who should know better, insist that even al-Qaida is said to be distancing itself from the group.

You know: the same al-Qaida that slit throats with box cutters and then turned passenger jets filled with fuel into cruise missiles aimed at the World Trade Center.

 

ISIS is as determined as it is ruthless and has plans that go beyond the mini-caliphate it has established in Iraq and Syria — the caliphate for which President Obama, through his politically motivated troop withdrawal, served as midwife.

This caliphate, as the staging ground for future attacks on infidels worldwide, was also the dream of the precursor of ISIS, al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI), and its leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a dream shared by al-Qaida itself.

ISIS is working on the game plan outlined by al-Qaida’s No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in an October 2005 letter to the late al-Zarqawi. Zawahiri wrote:

“The first stage: Expel the Americans from Iraq. The second stage: Establish an Islamic Authority … over as much territory as you can spread its power in Iraq … in order to fill the void stemming from the departure of he Americans. The third stage: Extend the jihad wave to the secular countries neighboring Iraq.”

And from there, the world, restoring an Islamic empire that once extended to the gates of Vienna.

Except al-Qaida in Iraq wasn’t able to and didn’t have to expel the Americans from Iraq. President Obama did it for them. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, released on Obama’s watch from Camp Bucca in Iraq in 2009, will take it from there.

As Michael Daly pointed out last week in the Daily Beast, al-Baghdadi, aware that those guarding him were reservists from Long Island, had a few choice parting words.

“He said, ‘I’ll see you guys in New York,'” recalls Army Col. Kenneth King, then the commanding officer of Camp Bucca. “We spent how many missions and how many soldiers were put at risk when we caught this guy and we just released him,” Daly quotes King as saying.

Sounds like the trade with the Taliban that President Obama made.

The threat by al-Baghdadi was not taken seriously at the time, but it should be. While we watch the appalling administration-aided child abuse in the form of unaccompanied minors flooding across our border, they are not the only ones invited by President Obama’s open border policies.

A congressional report released in 2006 noted that of 1.2 million illegal aliens apprehended the prior year, 165,000 came from countries other than Mexico, including from terrorist havens Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Libya,Yemen, Iran and Syria.

This problem has only gotten worse, and among those coming across have been members of MS-13, one of the world’s most violent and dangerous gangs, which will do anything if paid enough.

ISIS has a lot of money now, looted from Iraqi banks. It’s also worth noting that Spanish authorities recently apprehended eight people who were part of a jihadist recruiting network led by former Gitmo detainee Lahcen Ikasrrien, who was arrested in Afghanistan in 2001.

As Al-Arabiya reported, “The cell found and dispatched recruits for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants based in Syria and Iraq, Spain’s interior ministry said in a statement.”

If the reach of ISIS can extend into Europe, it can extend into Central and South America. A recruiting drive there by ISIS could potentially usher the Islamist threat of “Death to America” into every American city and town.

ISIS-recruited terrorists hidden in the flood across our borders would turn al-Baghdadi’s ‘see you in New York’ from an idle boast into a grim prophecy.

 

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Stunner! Benghazi Was a Base for Illegal Arms Shipments to Syria

The Independent Sentinel

Illegal arms were shipped to Syrian rebels from Libya and this could be the reason Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton lied and claimed the attack on the consulate was the result of a video.

Seymour Hirsch published an investigative report stating that there is an addendum to the Senate Intelligence Committee report which explains what the CIA was doing in Benghazi. Our government was shipping arms from Libya through Turkey to Syrian rebels before we realized they were al-Qaida.

The reason the government lied was probably to conceal an illegal operation to arm Syrian rebels. Ambassador Stevens was the coordinator.

It wasn’t authorized by Congress and it is a blatant violation of law. The CIA claims they were only liaison’s with MI-6 and they didn’t have to get permission from the Senate Intelligence Committee. That is ludicrous. The British had left Benghazi by the time of the attack.

That needs investigating!

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What was that again about Al-Qaeda on the run?

American Thinker

From the US Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia comes an Emergency Message for US citizens which transmits a world wide caution on continuing threats from terrorist groups.  The entire document gives the lie to Obama’s declaration from a few years ago that Al-Qaida is in full retreat.  Some excerpts:

Kidnappings and hostage events involving U.S. citizens have become increasingly prevalent (emphasis added) as al Qa`ida and its affiliates have increased attempts to finance their operations through kidnapping for ransom operations. Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) are particularly effective with kidnapping for ransom and are using ransom money to fund the range of their activities.

It also seems that since the Obama declaration of victory, al-Qaida has not suffered one iota and is capable of attacks worldwide using its standard terror tactics:

Information also suggests that al-Qa’ida and its affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks against U.S. interests in multiple regions, including Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics including suicide operations, assassinations, kidnappings, hijackings, and bombings.

Read the whole thing since it gives an excellent summation of terrorist operations around the globe.  What is particularly damning is the situation in the Philippines.  Under Bush ’43, US Special Forces and their Philippine counterparts rendered Abu Sayyaf virtually impotent by a series of operations which eliminated the group’s leaders and several of their successors.  Under Obama, Abu Sayyaf and other Islamic groups have had a resurgence in Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago:

In September 2013, elements of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) occupied portions of the city of Zamboanga and engaged in a lengthy battle with security forces which reduced large parts of the city to rubble.  [snip]  On November 15, 2013, gunmen, linked to the Abu Sayyaf Group, raided a resort on Pom Pom Island off the eastern coast of Sabah, killing a tourist from Taiwan and taking his wife hostage.

I await the national security correspondents of the MSM for their analysis of this warning, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Hat tip: anonymous US government employee in Saudi Arabia