Gutierrez: Obama eyes partial launch of anti-deportation program

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By Mike Lillis

A top House Democrat said Wednesday that President Obama is eying a partial launch of his new deportation-relief programs, despite a federal court’s recent decision to block them.

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) said the administration is weighing whether it has the authority to initiate the executive actions in the states not involved in a lawsuit against them.

Texas and 25 other states have sued the president over the new programs, which would shield millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally from deportation. The administration has said it will comply with the ruling, as it awaits the outcome of an appeal.
But roughly a dozen other states have filed briefs in support of the executive programs, and immigration reform advocates are urging Obama to launch the initiatives in the 24 states not suing the White House.

Gutiérrez took that argument a step further, suggesting the Texas ruling is limited only to the Lone Star state and that the programs could launch across the rest of the country. The administration, he said, is considering that option.

“That’s absolutely something the White House is looking at,” Gutiérrez said Wednesday during a press briefing in the Capitol.

“I think it’s a great idea to look at the lawsuit and to say, ‘OK judge, since you think the harm is to Texas, why can’t we proceed in the rest of the states of the union and set that one aside?’ ” the Illinois Democrat added.

“I think that is a very worthy observation, and the White House — I know the advocates are on it — but I’ve got to tell you, President Barack Obama is on it, too. He’s thinking about it, and the White House has been trying to figure out [if it’s an option].”

The comments come less than an hour after the president met at the White House with immigration reform advocates who are urging him to consider the partial implementation in the wake of the federal ruling.

That decision, handed down last week by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen of Brownsville, Texas, put an immediate halt to a pair of executive programs Obama announced shortly after the midterm elections.

The Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, known as DAPA, would halt deportations and offer work permits to the parents of U.S. citizens and permanent legal residents. The other would expand Obama’s 2012 program, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative, to a greater number of immigrants brought to the country illegally as kids.

Texas and the other plaintiffs contend they would suffer exorbitant new costs under the programs, which they deem a case of executive overreach.

Hanen agreed, arguing that the states have a basis to sue because they would face new costs in issuing drivers licenses to immigrants newly eligible for driving privileges under Obama’s new programs.

“Plaintiffs have demonstrated that DAPA will directly injure the proprietary interests of their driver’s license programs and cost the States badly needed funds,” Hanen wrote. “In Texas alone, the state is projected to absorb significant costs. If the majority of the DHS Directive beneficiaries residing in the state apply for driver’s licenses, Texas will bear directly a $174.73 per applicant expense, costing the state millions of dollars.”

Some legal scholars are questioning Hanen’s argument, saying it ignores the new tax revenue and other economic benefits of granting those immigrants a quasi-legal status.

“This court’s idea of a cost-benefit analysis seems to be to consider only the costs,” said Stephen Legomsky, former chief counsel of at the DHS’ Citizenship and Immigration Services branch and now a professor at Washington University School of Law.

Gutiérrez, Congress’s loudest immigration reform advocate who has often clashed with Obama over the administration’s deportation policies, had nothing but praise for the president Wednesday regarding the White House approach to the Texas lawsuit.

“We have a lot of confidence in the president,” he said. “He’s moving forward.”

Gutiérrez and other Democrats have been outwardly confident that Hanen’s ruling will ultimately be overturned and the executive programs will eventually be adopted.

“About the only thing that will change is the date of eligibility,” Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) said Wednesday.

Gutiérrez pointed out that the decision to block the pair of programs has not affected Obama’s policy of focusing deportations on criminals and other high-priority cases.

“He’s going to follow the ruling of the judge. He’s going to follow the law, but that doesn’t mean they’re picking up Dreamers; that doesn’t mean they’re picking up American citizen children’s parents,” he said. “That’s just not happening anymore.”

Barack Hussein Obama: A Case Study Of How A Psychopathic Work Of Fiction Became President

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By Chad Miller

Once upon a time in America, a man was known by the company he kept. Keep that thought in mind as you read the following excerpt from a recently published Breitbart article by Jordan Schachtel, detailing the latest Bill Ayers anti-American jeremiad to a foreign media source in (of all places) Iran:

~Convicted terrorist and retired professor Bill Ayers sat down with Fars News, a state-controlled media outlet that serves the Islamic Republic of Iran, where he proclaimed that the United States is a “terrorist nation” that is the “greatest purveyor of violence on earth… and the foremost threat to world peace.”~

Ergo my preface to how once upon a time in America, a man was known by the company he kept. Especially when accrediting significance to Bill Ayers as the man whose living room aspiring Illinois state Senate hopeful, Barack Hussein Obama, essentially launched his political career from in 1995.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/12/12/Convicted-Terrorist-Bill-Ayers-to-Iran-Media-U-S-A-Terrorist-Nation

For many people with an attention span longer than your average TV commercial for male enhancement drugs or for those folks with an overactive bladder, Obama’s relationship to Ayers isn’t anything new in the way of revelations. Despite Obama’s later efforts acknowledging those critics during his 2008 presidential campaign who had made reference to his alleged earlier political ties with the 60’s militant and co-founder of the radical terror group, Weather Underground, by trying to summarize the nature of their relationship as innocuous in his reference to Ayers being, ‘Just a guy who lives in my neighborhood‘. In the course of his 2008 presidential campaign, Obama outright denied this fundraising event in Ayers home, going so far as to dismiss it as a myth, a lie fabricated by the 2008, McCain/Palin GOP campaign. Ayers himself later exposed Obama’s lie, publicly confirming the factualness of the fundraising event, despite after Obama’s election his administration’s continued denials that it had ever occurred.

http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/bill-ayers-confirms-what-obama-has-denied/

But despite Obama’s power of vague and selective retention concerning his past joint political exploits alongside Ayers, there’s an abundance of documented evidence that details closer ties between the 2 men. Evidence that would candidly contradict and refute Obama’s insincere characterization of Ayers as nothing more than, ‘Just a guy who lives in my neighborhood’.

http://theobamafile.com/_associates/billayers.htm

But what piques interest isn’t so much Ayers and his political collaborations with Obama, but rather Ayers recent choice of venue through which to express more of his anti-American vitriol. Namely Iran. I’ve noticed how, apart from their usual provocateurs modus operandi in fueling hostilities against the U.S. on the international political stage, Iran seems to have had a recurring role of peculiar interest in the course of this administration’s established propensity for political machinations, intrigue, artifice and duplicity. A role in a lurid ensemble where this president and his administration have given the discernable appearance of aiding America’s enemies while alienating our allies during these last 6 years.

Case in point was an incident dating back to December of 2011, where the Iranian government gained possession of an intact U.S. military RQ-170 Sentinel drone. A high ranking U.S. military source initially described the drone as having been shot down by Iran’s armed forces after somehow wandering into Iranian airspace, with this narrative allegedly corroborated at that time by an unidentified Iran military official. This development was described in media reports as: ‘a major loss for the U.S. military — and a major gain for Iran’. In the wake of the controversy surrounding this occurrence and the debates it sparked, questions flourished around the mystery of how Iran had gained possession of an ‘intact‘ U.S. military drone for their supposedly having shot it down.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/05/us-military-sources-iran-has-missing-us-drone/

Days later, the mystery surrounding these questions was revealed by an Iranian engineer working to unlock the captured Sentinels secrets, who said Iran had hijacked the drone by exploiting a known vulnerability and thereby tricking it into landing. This engineer went on to explain in a December 15th, 2011 csmonitor.com article:

~”The GPS navigation is the weakest point,” the Iranian engineer told the Monitor, giving the most detailed description yet published of Iran’s “electronic ambush” of the highly classified US drone. “By putting noise [jamming] on the communications, you force the bird into autopilot. This is where the bird loses its brain.”~

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2011/1215/Exclusive-Iran-hijacked-US-drone-says-Iranian-engineer-Video

In a recent update, Fox News reported on November 10th, 2014 of Iran’s having tested their replica of the downed Sentinel drone:

~Iran has tested a reproduction of a U.S.-made drone it captured in 2011, Iranian State TV reported Monday.

There were few details available about the reconnaissance drone’s first flight, but Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh — the head of the aerospace division of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard — said the test occurred Monday and he expected a video of the flight to be released soon.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said he was pleased after seeing a replica of the drone, Reuters reported.

“Today is a very sweet and unforgettable day for me,” Khamanei said in a video posted by the Tasnim News Agency.

The U.S. has said the security system in the unmanned drone made it unlikely that Iran could retrieve valuable information from it.

Iran says it has captured several American drones in recent years, including a Boeing-designed ScanEagle drone — a less sophisticated aircraft — after it entered Iranian airspace over the Persian Gulf. Tehran says it also is copying the ScanEagle and plans to put its version into service.~

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/11/10/state-tv-iran-successfully-tests-replica-us-drone-captured-in-2011/

When you consider the systematic hyper-breakdown of virtually every aspect of our society and those colloquial beliefs, principles, and traditions our country was founded on courtesy of Barack Hussein Obama’s fundamental transformation, Savage implies intriguing illations to his hypothesizing few will dispute. One of the more interesting takeaways from the above YouTube clip, is his speculating on the possibility of an Iranian agent infiltrated in the U.S. Air Force drone program, as this ties directly into the next Iran-centered controversy mentioned below.

HC Essex_County_New_Jersey.jpgA January 15th, 2014 article at timesofisrael.com by Lazar Berman, that reports how 59 year old Mozaffar Khazaee was arrested in New Jersey during his attempt to smuggle blueprints for an F-35 joint strike fighter plane to sources in Tehran:

~A dual Iranian-US citizen was arrested in New Jersey last Thursday for attempting to smuggle to Iran the blueprints related to the F-35 joint strike fighter plane, according to US prosecutors

Mozaffar Khazaee, 59, an engineer at Connecticut-based defense contractor Pratt & Whitney, reportedly arranged in November for a shipping company to transport 44 boxes labeled “household goods” to his brother-in-law in Hamadan, Iran, via Long Beach, California.

He was arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport as he was embarking on a trip to Tehran through Frankfurt, Germany.~

http://www.timesofisrael.com/us-iranian-citizen-caught-smuggling-f-35-plans-to-tehran/

Khazaee’s last known status in the course of his legal proceedings came in a July 2nd, 2014 article at articles.courant.com by Brian Dowling:

~BRIDGEPORT — A federal judge Wednesday denied a motion to release a former Pratt & Whitney engineer facing trial on charges of trying to send sensitive documents to Iran regarding the U.S. military’s latest tactical aircraft, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

U.S. Magistrate Judge William I. Garfinkel concluded that the details of the case and the potential punishment for Mozaffar Khazaee, 59, render him too great a flight risk, even if he were to wear an electronic tracking bracelet and deposit $50,000 with the court’s clerk.~

http://articles.courant.com/2014-07-02/business/hc-iran-pratt-joint-strike-fighter-documents-20140702_1_flight-risk-mozaffar-khazaee-garfinkel

It should be noted that a few months prior to the arrest of Mozaffar Khazaee, on November 8th, 2013, yet another Iran-centric controversy had emerged by way of a report via thedailybeast.com indicating the Obama administration had surreptitiously begun lifting sanctions against Iran since June of 2013, as disclosed in the following excerpt:

‘Exclusive: Obama’s Secret Iran Détente‘

~The Obama administration began softening sanctions on Iran after the election of Iran’s new president in June, months before the current round of nuclear talks in Geneva or the historic phone call between the two leaders in September.

While those negotiations now appear on the verge of a breakthrough the key condition for Iran—relief from crippling sanctions—began quietly and modestly five months ago.

A review of Treasury Department notices reveals that the U.S. government has all but stopped the financial blacklisting of entities and people that help Iran evade international sanctions since the election of its president, Hassan Rouhani, in June.

On Wednesday Obama said in an interview with NBC News the negotiations in Geneva “are not about easing sanctions.” “The negotiations taking place are about how Iran begins to meet its international obligations and provide assurances not just to us but to the entire world,” the president said.~

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/11/08/exclusive-obama-s-secret-iran-d-tente.html

In a concurrent article at theblaze.com citing The Daily Beast exclusive, other details surrounding that report elaborated on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reaction to the emerging nuclear deal being hashed out at that time for which Obama’s secret easement of sanctions against Iran had been interpreted by many as a means of coaxing defiant Iran’s cooperation during negotiations between western powers and Iran:

‘United States Has Been Secretly Lifting Iranian Sanctions, Explosive Report Says’

~That report comes as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that he “utterly rejects” the emerging nuclear deal between western powers and Iran, calling it a “bad deal” and promising that Israel will do everything it needs to do to defend itself.

That deal includes the key condition for Iran that there must be relief from sanctions, but the Daily Beast’s Eli Lake and Josh Rogin write that “began quietly and modestly five months ago.”

Not surprisingly, Netanyahu has been voicing displeasure over the deal, especially over the disappearing sanctions. “I understand the Iranians are walking around very satisfied in Geneva as well they should because they got everything and paid nothing,” he told reporters. “They wanted relief of sanctions after years of grueling sanctions, they got that. They paid nothing because they are not reducing in any way their nuclear enrichment capability. So Iran got the deal of the century and the international community got a bad deal,” Netanyahu said.

Israel believes Iran is trying to develop a nuclear weapon, and says international pressure should be stepped up, not eased, in order to force Iran to dismantle its nuclear program. Netanyahu has repeatedly threatened to attack Iran, unilaterally if necessary, if he concludes that diplomatic pressure on Iran has failed.~

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/11/08/very-bad-deal-israeli-pm-netanyahu-lashes-out-over-wests-possible-nuke-deal-with-iran/

There are no shortage of examples to mine from Obama’s quarry of political malpractice illustrating his established track record of perceptible hostility against the state of Israel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A track record of a U.S. president considered being no friend of Israel’s, spanning headlines across the past 6 years of this malefic presidency like a trail of debris in a plane crash, with some of the more notable highlighted in the following clips and headlines:

Excerpts from a May 25th, 2011 Opinion piece at The Daily Caller by contributor Joe Walsh, focuses on Obama siding with Palestine in their demands for Israel to return to their 1967 borders:

‘President Obama is not Israel’s friend’

~It pains me to say this, but President Obama is not pro-Israel. After last Thursday’s speech, that should be clear. His call for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement based on the 1967 borders should leave no doubt where he stands. The 1967 borders are entirely indefensible. He is not pro-Israel.

Political realities being what they are, the president does his level best to say the right things politically and to give the appearance that he is an honest broker in the conflict. But much too often he slips and reveals whose side he’s really on. During the 2008 campaign, he said that “nobody is suffering more than the Palestinians,” and he reportedly told a Muslim friend during his 2004 Senate campaign, “I’m sorry I haven’t said more about Palestine right now, but we are in a tough primary race. I’m hoping when things calm down I can be more up front.” Last year, Obama purposely caused a public feud with Israel by attacking it over the building of settlements, and this past February, the Obama administration made public its intention to support, for the first time in American history, a U.N. statement condemning Israel.~

http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/25/president-obama-is-not-israels-friend/

Then we had yet another disgraceful breach of political decorum in October of this year, further straining American relations with its most valued ally in the middle east thanks to this deleterious president and unidentified sources in his administration. An incident involving a curiously unnamed senior White House administration official (if Valerie Jarrett’s name was the first to pop into your head, it did mine too) who called Prime Minister Netanyahu a “coward” and a “Chickenshit“.

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In the wake of what is regarded as just another link in a long chain of aberrant debacles unparalleled by any previous U.S. president, Prime Minister Netanyahu responded to this gross breach of diplomacy with distinguished dignity and rectitude germane to an authentic leader as indicated in the accompanying excerpt from an October 29th, 2014 article at theblaze.com:

‘Netanyahu Responds to Senior Obama Official Calling Him a Chickens**t’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he is being attacked anonymously by senior Obama administration officials because he stands up for Israel’s security.

“I am being attacked because I am willing to defend the state of Israel,” Netanyahu said in a speech Wednesday to Israel’s parliament, the Knesset. “The easy thing to do is to compromise when there is pressure.”

Israeli officials from the president on down have voiced dismay at insults attributed to Obama administration officials who called Netanyahu a “chickens**t” and a “coward,” among other insults, according to the Atlantic in a piece published Tuesday.

“The safety of Israel is not important to those who attack me anonymously and personally,” Netanyahu said. “They’re attacking me because I stand for our safety and our security interests.”

Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, a leading political rival of Netanyahu’s, came to the prime minister’s defense Tuesday night, accusing the administration of “throwing Israel under the bus”. “The leader of Syria who slaughtered 150,000 people was not awarded the name “chickens**t,”Bennett wrote on Facebook. “Neither was the leader of Saudi Arabia who stones women and homosexuals or the leader of Iran who murders freedom protesters.”

Communications Minister Gilad Erdan told Israel’s NRG news site, “It’s ridiculous and even sad that senior Obama administration officials vilify and curse the prime minister with sayings that they never used against mass murderers like Assad and others. Expressions like these play into the hands of Islamic extremism which draws strength from them.”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/10/29/netanyahu-responds-to-senior-obama-official-calling-him-a-chickenst/

The contrast of leadership between Israel’s Prime Minister and this travesty which currently passes for president of the United States couldn’t be any more lucid. Whatever credulity straining historic significance might have once been attributable to the election of America’s 1st black president has now become literally pulverized into irrelevancy during these intervening 6 years by America’s 1st black president himself. A Prime bibiMinister committed to the safety and security of his nation’s citizens compared to a president who has systematically jeopardized the safety and national security of his nation’s citizens for political motives. A lawless president who has in 6 years time perverted and subjugated every government agency and institution in Washington. Conforming them into gestapo miscreations to assist the advancement of his oppressive political agenda and targeting of those Americans Obama viewed as his enemies. Political or otherwise. As I stated previously too, a president who has shown a perceivable partiality towards aiding and supporting those enemies of both the United States and Israel.

Obama has provided firearms to Mexican drug cartels, shipped weapons from Benghazi to al-Qaeda/Muslim Brotherhood linked rebels in Syria, and supported the Muslim Brotherhood during its brief reign in Egypt. And that’s just a glimpse into Obama’s sepulchrally clandestine chasm of political subterfuge.

Untitled drawing (11)Copious times this president has credited Islam for having played a significant part in the founding of our country, citing unspecified contributions and achievements they’ve allegedly made towards strengthening the very fabric of America’s democracy. Even as he underhandedly influenced the Pentagon’s targeting and designating evangelical Christians, Catholics, Mormons and Tea Party members as either religious extremists, terrorist threats or a combination of the two.

Obama has thrown our southern border open wide to a sundry host of threats, arbitrarily granting what has now been ruled by a federal Judge as unconstitutional executive amnesty. Obama has also sanctioned acts of domestic terrorism on American10857800_870890716266112_2683664003967614676_n soil by dissident militants in the recent Ferguson uprisings, advancing a racially divisive narrative patently false in its premise. It seems like to me there’s been so much writing on the wall for so long now concerning America’s 1st black president that its all begun overlapping itself.

Then we have yet another Obama foreign policy catastrophe resulting from his decision to pull American troops from Iraq. A decision believed to have made possible the viciously expeditious rise to power of the Islamic terrorist organization ISIS. Despite Obama rejecting advice to leave a U.S. presence in Iraq even after receiving what has been described as ‘specific intelligence‘ for a year prior to ISIS erupting on the scene in June of this year and seizing large portions of Iraqi territory.

~A former Pentagon official confirms to Fox News that detailed and specific intelligence about the rise of ISIS was included in the PDB, or the President’s Daily Brief, for at least a year before the group took large swaths of territory beginning in June. The official, who asked not to be identified because the PDB is considered the most authoritative, classified intelligence community product providing the President with analysis of sensitive international events, said the data was strong, and “granular” in detail, adding a policy maker “…could not come away with any other impression: This is getting bad.”~

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2014/09/02/report-obama-briefed-on-isis-threat-for-more-than-a-year-n1886225

Yet you might recall after months of ignored advice and warnings, once the situation in Iraq had deteriorated to such an extent that Obama could no longer ignore it, he admitted in August to his administration having no strategy at that time against confronting the sweeping threats ISIS posed. Later, after cobbling together a vague plan involving air strikes, while holding a National Address during which he laid out this plan to the American people, Obama was also quick to point out that, “ISIL is not Islamic“.

Untitled drawingIn the accompanying video clip below, you’ll notice how Obama made a point of emphasizing the victims of this insurgency as being primarily other Muslims, going on to reference the thousands of Christians slaughtered at the hands of these congenital inbreeders as being a ‘religious minority‘. BUT it was important to Obama that the world know these renegades were not representative of his precious Islam. I’m just wondering if he hit the golf course immediately following this soapbox soliloquy like he did earlier in August after condemning ISIS for beheading their American hostage, journalist James Foley.

Untitled drawing (12)Then at the height of the amplifying ISIS threat, we had a November 6th, 2014 report at wsj.com revealing a secret letter Obama had sent to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, detailing their mutual interests in fighting Islamic militants in both Iraq and Syria:

‘Obama Wrote Secret Letter to Iran’s Khamenei About Fighting Islamic State’

~WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama secretly wrote to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in the middle of last month and described a shared interest in fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, according to people briefed on the correspondence.

The letter appeared aimed both at buttressing the campaign against Islamic State and nudging Iran’s religious leader closer to a nuclear deal.

Mr. Obama stressed to Mr. Khamenei that any cooperation on Islamic State was largely contingent on Iran reaching a comprehensive agreement with global powers on the future of Tehran’s nuclear program by a Nov. 24 diplomatic deadline, the same people say.~

http://www.wsj.com/articles/obama-wrote-secret-letter-to-irans-khamenei-about-fighting-islamic-state-1415295291

Then in a related article at theblaze.com also dated Novmber 6th, 2014, additional information was disclosed revealing Obama’s deeper political ambitions for Iran, predating his arrival to the White House:

“During the election campaign of 2008, [Obama] dispatched a private emissary, retired Ambassador Bill Miller to Tehran to talk to the Iranian leaders and tell them how great the relationship was going to become once Obama became president,” said Michael Ledeen, a former State Department and National Security Council adviser during the Reagan administration. “So, he’s been after this since before he went to the White House.”

http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2014/11/06/for-the-record-update-obamas-secret-letter-to-irans-leader/

As Obama’s concealed outreach in seeking this vague alliance with Iran became exposed, outrage among some Congressional members quickly ignited:

~In a rare outreach to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President Barack Obama has written a letter about the fight against Islamic State militants – a development that sparked uproar in some congressional circles. The US and Iran are each engaged in military efforts to degrade the Islamic State group, essentially putting the longtime foes on the same side in the campaign against the extremists.

In reaction to the secret missive from the commander-in-chief, a senior congressional source told Fox News that it could damage America’s fledgling relationship with Sunni-led states in the region.

‘This f***s up everything,’ the source put in bluntly, adding that the president should have informed Congress about his diplomatic efforts.~

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2824471/Obama-writes-secret-letter-Iranian-leader.html

Such unprecedented and puzzling overtures made by a U.S. president to the Iranian government. It’s especially perplexing when you read the following excerpt dating back to a June 30th, 2011 article at washingtonpost.com with the headline,

‘U.S. military says Iran behind rising deaths’

BAGHDAD — Three U.S. soldiers were killed this week in a rocket attack at a U.S. base near the Iranian border, the military said Thursday, bringing June’s death toll to 15 and marking the bloodiest month for U.S. troops in Iraq in two years.

U.S. military commanders have said in recent months that they feared such an increase in violence would accompany the planned withdrawal of most American troops by the end of the year. Military officials in Baghdad and at the Pentagon blamed the mounting death toll on the growing sophistication of weapons that insurgents and Iranian-backed militia groups are using, including powerful rockets, armor-piercing grenades and jam-resistant roadside bombs suspected of coming from Iran.

The heightened danger underscores the volatile security situation in Iraq, amid ongoing debate here and in Washington about whether any U.S. troops should remain in the country.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/3-us-troops-killed-in-iraq-adding-to-deadly-month/2011/06/30/AGrDQprH_story.html

Then we have other similar headlines, detailing Iran’s explicit involvement in the deaths of U.S. troops:

~Record Number of U.S. Troops Killed by Iranian Weapons~

http://www.nationaljournal.com/record-number-of-u-s-troops-killed-by-iranian-weapons-20110728

~U.S. military leader says Iranian weapons killing Americans in Iraq~

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/07/07/iraq.militias.iran.support/

~Iran Killing American Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan~

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/07/iran-killing-american-troops-in-iraq-and-afghanistan/241486/

My referencing Iran throughout this article dovetails back again to my opening averment of how once upon a time in America, a man was known by the company he kept. It’s common knowledge that Obama has commingled with a pretty sordid entourage both prior to and during the progression of his political career. Associations, affiliations and organizations that would undoubtedly represent a death knell for any white politicians political aspirations in a saner world. One individual in particular of pervasive notoriety stands out immediately from this troupe of past and present confederates, fellow grafters, and miscreants. Obama has referred to her as “one of his oldest friends”, while political insiders, strategists and schemers make reference to her being more akin to the man behind the curtain pulling all the levers in the Obama administration.

As Barack Hussein Obama’s most prized senior White House advisor since day 1 of his presidency (carrying over from his 15 minutes as an Illinois state Senator in Chicago), Iranian born Valerie Jarrett has a diffuse resume replete with a veritable clambake of radical associations and allegiances shaped by communist personalities and their causes. Beginning with her mother’s father:

‘Valerie Jarrett’s Radical Roots’
~She [Jarrett] is a leftist to her core, with notable personal ties to the communist movement. Jarrett’s maternal grandfather, for instance, was a Chicagoan named Robert Taylor, who in the 1940’s was involved with such communist fronts as the American Peace Mobilization and the Chicago Civil Liberties Committee. Also a member of these groups was Frank Marshall Davis, the communist journalist who in the 1970’s would mentor a young Barack Obama.

Jarrett’s mother (and Robert Taylor’s daughter) is early-childhood-education author Barbara Taylor Bowman, who co-founded a Chicago-based graduate school in child development known as the Erikson Institute, named after the psychoanalyst Erik Erikson; in 1950 Erikson became a hero to the left by choosing to resign from his professorship at the University of California rather than sign an anti-communist loyalty oath as the school required. Indicative of the Erikson Institute’s radical political orientation is the fact that its board of trustees has included, in addition to Bowman, such figures as Tom Ayers (father of the former Weather Underground terrorist and lifelong Marxist Bill Ayers) and Bernardine Dohrn (longtime wife of Bill Ayers).

Valerie Jarrett’s ties to Barack and Michelle Obama were first formed in 1991, when Ms. Jarrett recruited Michelle (who at the time was engaged to Barack) to Chicago’s City Hall. Jarrett quickly became a trusted confidante of both the Obama’s. Thus would she play a key role in then-Senator Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Following the election, Jarrett was appointed as a senior advisor and assistant to Mr. Obama, who admittedly consults Jarrett on every important political decision he makes. Indeed, the president once told a New York Times reporter that he completely trusts Jarrett “to speak for me, particularly when we’re dealing with delicate issues.” It seems that this trust extends even to Jarrett’s handling of such “delicate issues” as whether Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of Islamic terrorism, will develop a nuclear weapon and, in its own way, forever “fundamentally transform” life not only in the United States, but throughout the world.~

Hearkening back to Obama’s previously mentioned covert lifting of sanctions against Iran (having had his sights strangely set on Iran before he was even elected) in relation to this administration’s subsequent perplexing overtures to Iran, the plot thickens considerably with the alleged claim of Jarrett’s involvement.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2012/john-perazzo/valerie-jarretts-radical-roots/

Excerpts from an August 14th, 2012 article at americanthinker.com elaborates further the unique and specific influence Jarrett has had on Obama during their years of friendship:

‘Obama’s Strange Dependence on Valerie Jarrett’

~Edward Klein, former foreign editor of Newsweek and editor of the New York Times Magazine for many years, describes Jarrett as “ground zero in the Obama operation, the first couple’s friend and consigliere.” Klein — who claims he used a minimum of two sources for each assertion in his book on the Obama presidency, The Amateur — writes in detail about Jarrett opposing the raid on bin Laden. She told Obama not to take the political risk. Miniter tells us he listened to her, three times telling Special Operations not to take the risk to go after bin Laden.

We need to understand the role Valerie Jarrett plays in Obama’s private and political life. “If it wasn’t for Valerie Jarrett, there’d be no Barack Obama to complain about,” starts Klein’s chapter on Jarrett.

A longtime friend told Klein that Jarrett is the “eyes, ears and nose” of the Obamas. She tells them whom to trust, who is saying what, whom to see at home and abroad.
As Obama told the New York Times, “Valerie is one of my oldest friends. … I trust her completely.”

Valerie Jarrett reflects Obama in many ways. Like himself, Valerie looks more white than black. Her mother had three white grandparents, and her father was black. Like Obama, she lived in the Muslim world for part of her childhood, when her father practiced medicine in Iran. When Valerie Jarrett hired Michelle to work for Daley and befriended her, the Obamas gained access to the exclusive world of upper-class black Chicago politics. Valerie knew everyone whom it was important to know in black and Jewish money circles. She gave Barack entrée and legitimacy. She financed and promoted his ambitions for national office.

Obama finally belonged. Not that Jarrett’s record in Chicago was anything to be proud of. Jarrett was known for her corruption and incompetence. Daley finally had to fire her after a scandal erupted over her role in misuse of public funds in the city’s substandard public housing. She went on to become CEO of Habitat Executive Services, pulling down $300,000 in salary and $550,000 in deferred compensation. Again, she managed a housing complex that was seized by government inspectors for slum conditions. The scandal didn’t matter to Obama. The sordid corruption was all part of Jarrett’s Chicago success story.~

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2012/08/obamas_strange_dependence_on_valerie_jarrett.html

Given just what is referenced to in this article, it’s virtually impossible to estimate, much less navigate, the actual depths of this abstruse rabbit hole (with all of its deviating side tunnels) so as to provide us with an accurate and honest biography of who exactly this man is who calls himself Barack Hussein Obama. Given that much of the life story Obama has told us himself we’ve found out after the fact is pure fiction. And yet, somehow, this ambiguous anomaly got elected to the highest office of our land. Assisted by the Democratic Parties collusive, propaganda peddling scriveners of this disreputable media who are tolerated in their lying to and misleading the American people time and time again. Of course there are also those alluded to clandestine coteries whom are credited with having their fingerprints all over this fictional fabrication that is Barack Hussein Obama. Cabals discussed in conspiratorial accents, with their oft mentioned frontman, billionaire George Soros, imputed to be a primary financier of practically every left-wing organization and effort to undermine and subvert our country. Up to and including his having a hand in orchestrating this preternatural phenomenon that is Barack Hussein Obama.

But at the end of the day, when you consider every adverse, inimical thing this psychopathic concoction in the people’s White House has and is still being allowed to get away with, it should disturb and sicken any rational minded person at just how much unprohibited damage to the United States and the American people this work of fiction has been sanctioned to commit against us.

Louis Farrakhan Calls Giuliani A ‘Privileged Cracker’ & ‘Devil’ For Criticizing Obama [VIDEO]

ALEX GRISWOLD
Media Reporter

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was more than a tad upset with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s criticism of President Barack Obama’s patriotism, saying in his Sunday sermon that Giuliani was a “privileged cracker” and a “devil.”

“Giuliani says Obama does not love America,” Farrakhan said, “And instead of apologizing, they say he doubled down, he tripled down, he said, ‘I’m not taking this back. He didn’t grow up like we grew up.’”

“How did you grow up, Giuliani?” asked Farrakhan. “A privileged cracker?” After that line got enormous applause, he added: “Or I should say, a privileged devil?!” (VIDEO: Farrakhan On Ferguson: ‘We’ll Tear This G**damn Country Up!’)

He continued to attack all Americans of European ancestry, saying, “You grew up on the sweat and the blood of black men and women who made America before your fathers got here! All of you Europeans, you recent immigrants that have found a home in America, and you are so happy. But you walking on our blood. Our blood soaks the soil of America!”

Published on Feb 23, 2015
Minister Louis Farrakhan blasted Rudy Giuliani for recent comments on President Barack Obama.

During a Feb. 18, 2015 gathering of “elite conservative” figures, the former New York mayor said, “I do not believe that the president loves America.” “He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up, through love of this country.”

Minister Farrakhan’s comments were delivered during the Nation of Islam’s annual Saviours’ Day 2015 keynote address on Feb. 22, 2015 at Christ Universal Temple in Chicago, IL. Watch full video @ http://NOI.org Webcast Archives.

Dem. Rep Gutierrez Warns of Unprecedented Immigrant “Militancy” After Judge Orders Obama to Stop Amnesty In Texas [Video]


 

So, nudge becomes push becomes shove, huh? Careful sir, who you threaten… you may think that you can have a sitting President trash and ignore the Constitution, but we still have a few sane judges here in America. We’re not full-blown communist yet, much to your displeasure, I’m sure. If there is militancy, Americans will kick said militants’ butts all the way back across the border. Mexico doesn’t own us… Obama doesn’t rule us… and you don’t scare us.

 

Illinois Democratic congressman Luis Guiterrez cautioned Republicans against celebrating a federal judge’s decision to halt the White House’s unilateral push for illegal alien amnesty, predicting unprecedented “militancy” in the immigrant community against the injunction.

The long-time advocate for illegal immigration angrily denounced the Texas judge’s decision that the Obama administration’s overstepped its executive authority. But Gutierrez also took aim at those who supported the judicial ruling.

“The Republican party is making a critical mistake,” he said. “The militancy that will be activated throughout the immigrant community — in terms of voter registration, voter participation, voter anger at the Republican party as a party in the United States — I think you’re going to see it in an unprecedented manner.”

“Look, you may think you won today, but your victory is going to be very short-lived,” the lawmaker warned his GOP colleagues. “And November 2016 is coming right around the corner, and this will come back to haunt you.”

Judge Hanen’s decision is meant to stop Obama’s executive overreach dead in its Marxist tracks.As I said earlier today, when I agreed with Ted Cruz’s stance on the issue, Obama is counterfeiting immigration documents. By illegally printing work authorizations for illegal aliens, he is violating federal law. Obama has no such authority and committing such an act should be prosecutable. If Guiterrez, who is a raving racist, Marxist, wants to lead an uprising, he should share bracelets with Obama and cells in the same prison. Americans don’t take kindly to being threatened, especially on Texan soil. You can take your outrage and stuff it.

Terror Apologist Named to Federal Anti-Terror Post

By Matthew Vadum

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President Obama is appointing an openly terrorist-sympathizing Muslim to head a government office dedicated to countering Islamic State propaganda.

In April, Rashad Hussain will take over as director of the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, a small office within the U.S. Department of State that Obama plans to make bigger. A new component called the Information Coordination Cell will be added to the expanded center and will reportedly be staffed by intelligence analysts. It will have a staff of around 80 people and will coordinate with other government agencies.

 

“We’re getting beaten on volume, so the only way to compete is by aggregating, curating and amplifying existing content,” Richard A. Stengel, the under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, told the New York Times.

The head-chopping barbarians of the Islamic State will no doubt cower in fear because the U.S. government has, as the newspaper notes, “more than 350 State Department Twitter accounts, combining embassies, consulates, media hubs, bureaus and individuals, as well as similar accounts operated by the Pentagon, the Homeland Security Department and foreign allies.”

Hussain is reportedly a devout Muslim who maintains close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood’s network in the U.S.

He has been spewing radical Islamic propaganda for years.

As a law student at Yale University in 2004, Hussain whined that the prosecution of University of South Florida professor Sami al-Arian was a “politically motivated persecution” calculated “to squash dissent.” The academic was recently deported and he entered guilty pleas regarding his activities as a leader of the terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

And al-Arian was forcibly removed from the United States for good reason. He supports suicide-bombing and chanted “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.” After two jihadist suicide bombers murdered 18 people in Israel in 1995, al-Arian referred to the decedents as “two mujahidin martyred for the sake of God.”

Robert Spencer reports that the pro-jihadist Washington Report on Middle East Affairs published Hussain’s remarks in November 2004. Since then the publication scrubbed Hussain’s quotation from the article that contained it.

WRMEA news editor and executive director Delinda Hanley “denied there was a ‘cover-up,’ and implied that anti-Muslim discrimination was behind the fact this was now being raised,” CNS News reports.

 

Hussain’s pro-terrorist activities have continued since he left college.

In a 2008 paper for the Brookings Institution Hussain argued that language that links Muslim terrorism to Islam itself should be avoided.

“Policymakers should reject the use of language that provides a religious legitimization of terrorism such as ‘Islamic terrorism’ and ‘Islamic extremist,’” he wrote. “They should replace such terminology with more specific and descriptive terms such as ‘Al-Qaeda terrorism.’”

This is, of course, exactly what the Obama administration did upon coming into power the next year. Even today Obama argues strenuously that the U.S. is in conflict only with specific terrorist groups and not with the Muslim world as a whole.

In the same paper Hussain urged the U.S. to “welcome and encourage the further development of mainstream Muslim organizations and moderate institutions.” He specifically referenced the work of the Fiqh Council of North America, which is linked to the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.

Hussain has also written that, “The primary cause of broad-based anger and anti-Americanism is not a clash of civilizations but the perceived effect of U.S. foreign policy in the Muslim world.”

This is, of course, the standard left-wing rationalization for Islamic aggression against the United States. It ignores the pattern of violent expansionism that has characterized Islam since the days of its founding prophet. It also ignores the fact that Islam, which is the Arabic word forsubmission, does not believe in the marketplace of ideas. Islam does not recognize separation of church and state. Its purpose from its creation has always been to conquer and eliminate all other religions. It must dominate.

President Obama, who nowadays makes no secret of his sympathy for Islamic terrorists, picked the right man to carry out his policies. Hussain has already been working for the Obama administration for five years.

In February 2010 Obama appointed Hussain as his ambassador to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (previously known as the Organization of the Islamic Conference).

Spencer describes the OIC as “the thuggish international organization that is engaged in a full-scale campaign to intimidate Western governments into adopting hate speech codes that will effectively quash criticism of Islam – including jihad violence perpetrated in its name.” OIC has long been pushing the myth that there is such a thing as “Islamophobia.”

Obama gushed over Hussain when he first appointed him to an administration post.

“I’m proud to announce today that I am appointing my Special Envoy to the OIC—Rashad Hussain. As an accomplished lawyer and a close and trusted member of my White House staff, Rashad has played a key role in developing the partnerships I called for in Cairo [in 2009],” Obama said at the time.

“And as a hafiz of the Qur’an, he is a respected member of the American Muslim community, and I thank him for carrying forward this important work.” (Hafiz is Arabic for “guardian” and refers to a man who has memorized all of the Koran.)

Of course, Hussain was a natural fit for the OIC, which itself is tied to the Muslim Brotherhood. It consists of 56 member states plus the Palestinian Authority and aspires to impose shariah law on the entire world. It seeks to reestablish the Islamic Caliphate.

Now that Obama is safely reelected and the final off-year congressional election of his presidency is completed, he doesn’t care about appearances anymore.

Obama doesn’t feel the need for the careful, studied, Alinskyite deception that marked his first six years in the highest office in the land. Now he is free at long last to be Obama and to let his Chicagoland, red-diaper baby, freak flag fly. His despotic power is essentially unchallenged.

Since he left Fox News, Glenn Beck no longer has the power to make the White House damage-control team jump. Inconvenient old-time journalists like Sharyl Attkisson who insist on holding power accountable have been easily ousted from their positions. Most of the rest of the media remains in awe of Obama and continues its slavish advocacy of his catastrophic agenda. There is no real opposition to his policies in Congress even though both chambers are, at least in theory, controlled by his political adversaries. Between extravagant vacations and golf trips, Obama keeps taking in money from big donors on Wall Street and elsewhere even though it’s not exactly clear what he’s going to spend it on.

In short, now more than ever Obama doesn’t care what you or anyone else thinks.

This helps to explain why he nominated Loretta Lynch, a female carbon copy of Attorney General Eric Holder, as his replacement. This helps to explain the lawless executive amnesty he unveiled weeks after his Democratic Party received a historic whooping in congressional elections. And this helps to explain why this week he characterized mass-murdering Islamic terrorists as victims who have “legitimate grievances.”

He just doesn’t care.

And if it bothers you that he is appointing terror apologist Rashad Hussain to a key post in the war against Islamic totalitarians, well, tough beans for you.

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Don’t miss The Glazov Gang’s recent episode: Obama: Deflecting for Islam:

LUIS GUTIERREZ: ‘WE WILL NOT BE DETERRED’

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By Tony Lee

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The morning after a federal judge halted President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) proclaimed that amnesty advocates will not be deterred.

Gutierrez said he will continue to tell illegal immigrants to prepare to sign up for Obama’s executive amnesty.

“We may be delayed, but we will not be deterred,” Gutierrez said in a Tuesday statement. “In our neighborhoods, this is about defending families and making sure that children who are U.S. citizens grow up with their parents. It is that simple. And there is a great deal of passion and determination in the fight to defend families. I am telling immigrant communities to keep preparing to sign up millions of families for protection from deportation.”

Despite Hanen’s ruling, Gutierrez claimed that “there is no good legal case to be made by the President’s opponents and legislation the hardliners are putting forward in Washington is going nowhere.” He said that “politically and practically the idea of deporting or driving out 11 million people and their families is absurd” and predicted that the effort to defund Obama’s executive amnesty “is going to backfire big-time on Republican hardliners.”

Gutierrez, who is on a nationwide executive amnesty tour, has said that it would be tougher to repeal Obama’s executive amnesty if millions of illegal immigrants sign up for it. Federal Judge Andrew Hanen noted in his opinion that without an injunction, it would be “virtually impossible” to put Obama’s executive amnesty genie back in the bottle.”

“The court agrees that, without a preliminary injunction, any subsequent ruling that finds DAPA unlawful after it is implemented would result in the States facing the substantially difficult–if not impossible–task of retracting any benefits licenses already provided to DAPA beneficiaries,” Hanen wrote. “This genie would be impossible to put back in the bottle.”