QURAN 16:106

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From President To Dictator… The Path Taken To Get There…

There is a famous saying that you never truly appreciate the things you have until you lose them. So many of us appreciate our lives while so many take them for granted. We don’t think about walking unless we lose our legs to walk. For over two hundred years we have been blessed with leaders who loved this country. We assumed that our elected officials loved this country just as we did. The thought of a traitor being in office wasn’t a thought or possibility. Well let’s just consider that possibility, and think about the danger that comes with it.

The President appoints the head of every department crucial to the infrastructure of this country. He appoints the head of the DOJ, Department of Homeland Security, IRS, FCC, and the list goes on. The president of ABC and CBS both have brothers that have served as top officials in the Obama administration. Does anyone see the danger here? You control department heads, and you don’t have to worry about those departments. You don’t have to worry about the FBI showing up at the White House because the head of the DOJ is at your dinner table laughing at your stupid jokes. The mainstream media will not do stories about pedophiles or mass murder in the Middle East. They will tell stories of Ebola just to distract you from ISIS. The days of assuming our President loves this country must stop. Not only Obama but every President who follows.

The President should never have the power to appoint any position other than his cabinet. When you apply for a job your resume is screened, and then you go through the interview process. A company is trying to find the right person for the job. Many jobs today do a background check to see if you will be a safe hire. How did five supporters of the Muslim brotherhood get appointed to key roles in our Department of Homeland Security? They should have been screened, and never allowed into a government office. Every department head should have to apply, and go through a thorough screening by congress before being hired into a position. History shows that power can be very dangerous in the wrong hands. Obama has built a wall of protection around him. He shows very little concern when facing the latest scandal. He said screw the constitution while doing as he wants. The only thing left is to enact martial law to get complete control. Law makers must hold this man accountable for the many laws being broke. If they don’t we will find ourselves under the control of a dictator. God bless each and everyone… Semper Fi, Shep

Al Qaeda issues call to support Islamic State in new threat to America, “We urge all Muslims to back their brethren, with their souls, money and tongues, against the crusaders”

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For anyone who thought things might cool off, it’s just getting started.Four terror attacks in as many days, two in Canada one after the other, an ax attack in NYC and vehicular jihad in Jerusalem ……But no worries, Obama say, al Qaeda is on the run!

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For anyone who thought things might cool off, it’s just getting started.Four terror attacks in as many days, two in Canada one after the other, an ax attack in NYC and vehicular jihad in Jerusalem ……But no worries, Obama say, al Qaeda is on the run!Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 11.51.22 AMMembers of jihad Syrian group Jabhat al-Nusra pose for a picture at a checkpoint at the Karaj al-Hajez crossing in Syria Photo: MOLHEM BARAKAT/REUTERSAl-Qaeda issues call to support Isil in new threat to American strategy, The Telegraph, October 17, 2014Al-Qaeda branch calls on group to support Isil in blow to American-led coalition, as monitoring group reports that Isil has been able to fly three Russian fighter jetsAl-Qaeda’s leading terror franchise has presented a new challenge to the American-led coalition in Syria and Iraq by calling on the group to back Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant despite the two groups’ fierce rivalry.
The call by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is doubly significant because its leader is believed to have been appointed as “general manager” or chief operating officer and deputy to Al-Qaeda’s overall head, Ayman al-Zawahiri.
In the past year, Zawahiri and the head of Isil, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, have clashed openly and the two groups have fought each other in Syria. But America’s decision to bomb not only Isil in Iraq and Syria but also a group of Al-Qaeda fighters accused of planning an attack on the United States has drawn the two rival jihadi organisations closer together.
“We urge all Muslims to back their brethren, with their souls, money and tongues, against the crusaders,” a statement released on Friday said. “We call on anyone who can wear down the Americans to strive to do so by military, economic or media means.” The American decision to bomb an outpost of Al-Qaeda’s official faction in the Syrian Civil War, Jabhat Al-Nusra, caused outrage in the rebel cause.
Many rebels were already angry that after refusing to intervene militarily on their side against the Assad regime, the US was nevertheless prepared to bomb Isil positions. The attack on Jabhat Al-Nusra, which had fought closely alongside other rebel factions, including pro-Western ones, was seen as an outright betrayal of the anti-Assad cause.
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Now the United States is having difficulty finding rebels to train and arm in accordance with the broader plans outlined by President Barack Obama to support the “moderate” cause in the war.
On a recent visit to the region, Gen John Allen, the retired US army officer put in charge by President Obama, made contact with the rebels’ political leadership recognised by the US and its western allies, but not the Free Syrian Army, its military wing.
He said that recruiting the rebel army would not happen immediately and would require a “holistic approach”. “At this point, there is not formal co-ordination with the FSA,” he said.
His words cast fresh doubt on America’s long-pledged commitment to bring about the downfall of the regime.
Without support for secular and non-jihadi Islamist rebels, the battle for Syria has become increasingly one between the regime on the one hand and extremist groups like Isil and Jabhat Al-Nusra on the other.
Some more moderate rebels are holding out in the south, and in Idlib and Aleppo provinces in the north-west. But the rebels in Aleppo are all but surrounded by the regime, while continuing to have to fight Isil on their eastern front.
In a further development, the monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Isil had been able to fly three Russian fighter jets captured from the regime. Though they have not been used in operations, the Observatory said the MiG jets were being flown with the help of defected Iraqi air force officers.
The United States said it had picked up no radar signs of the planes, but the Observatory said they were flying at low altitude to avoid detection by the regime.
The world’s attention has been focused on the Kurdish city of Kobane on the Syrian-Turkish border, where air strikes have helped the Kurdish YPG militia hold off an Isil advance.
But elsewhere, Isil forces have been strong in recent days. Kurdish advances in the north of Iraq seem to have halted, while Isil continues to make ground in Anbar province close to the capital Baghdad.
As for Syria, despite events in Kobane, the United States insist that it is of secondary importance to events in Iraq. If Jabhat Al-Nusra, which now plays a leading role in fighting the regime, including seizing territory on the border with Israeli-occupied Golan, joins forces with Isil, it will present a huge challenge to both the regime and American plans.
Analysts said the new statement did not resolve the ideological issues dividing the two – Al-Qaeda still objects to Isil’s declaration of a “Caliphate” with Baghdadi at its helm.
But it specifically rejected declaring Isil non-Muslims or heretics, as many of its opponents do, saying they are “no such thing”.
Instead it insists they are “brothers”. “We urge all mujahidin to set aside their differences and inter-factional fighting and move instead against the crusadetargeting all,” it said. – See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2014/10/al-qaeda-issues-call-to-support-islamic-state-in-new-threat-to-america-we-urge-all-muslims-to-back-their-brethren-with-their-souls-money-and-tongues-against-the-crusaders.html/#sthash.EBBJDHfW.dpuf

Politics: Media not too eager to tell you Ottawa shooter was Islam convert

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Terror of one sort or another.

We still don’t really know very much about the shooting that took place at the Canadian parliament building in Ottawa yesterday, leaving a courageous Canadian soldier named Nathan Carillo (just 24 years old) dead, and ultimately bringing about the death of the shooter at the hands of the parliament’s sergeant-at-arms. Nice work, sir.

We also know, via the Toronto Globe and Mail this morning, that shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was not only a recent convert to Islam, but was being watched by Canadian authorities because they considered him a threat:

Sources told The Globe and Mail that he was recently designated a “high-risk traveller” by the Canadian government and was unable to secure the appropriate travel documentation, thus blocking his attempt to travel abroad. The circumstances are similar to that surrounding the case of Martin Rouleau-Couture, the Quebecker who was shot Monday after running down two Canadian Forces soldiers with his car.

Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau was born in 1982 and was the son of Bulgasem Zehaf, a Quebec businessman who appears to have fought in 2011 in Libya, and Susan Bibeau, the deputy chairperson of a division of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board.

Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau has a record in Quebec in the early 2000s for petty crimes such as possession of drugs, credit-card forgery and robbery. He was also charged with robbery in 2011 in Vancouver.

Much of the media are characteristically low-keying the Islam connection, since they are more concerned with following PC rules about “profiling” than they are about telling us the whole story.

It’s impossible to know at this point whether Zehaf-Bibeau was acting on his own, perhaps having been inspired by his ISIS heroes, or whether he was coordinating with someone else. Either way, it wouldn’t be downplay the terrorist nature of the act, as governments are want to do. One of the most horrifying scenarios is the one in which a lone wolf simply gets ahold of a gun (by the way, a lot of good Canada’s gun control laws did here, huh?) and simply opens fire. There’s almost no way to anticipate it because it doesn’t require any sort of planning or collaboration that can be detected, and there’s almost nothing you can do to stop a guy like this from wandering wherever he wants to wander and going for it.

If he has no fear of his own death – and I’d guess that in this case he didn’t – he’ll just unleash as much mayhem as he has time for. That’s terrorism by any measure.

Kudos to Canada, by the way, for their decision to return to normal business today. The right way to respond to terrorism is to do what you would normally do. To this day the left is having fits because George W. Bush told American to go shopping after 9/11. They can’t believe he didn’t “ask us to sacrifice.” But Bush told people to go shopping because that is what they would normally do, and his point was that you can’t let them disrupt our way of life.

At least the Canadian parliament seems to understand that.

Your Tax Dollars at Work – Helping Wounded, Murderous ISIS Fighters Get Back on the Battlefield

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The humanitarian aid finding its way into ISIS’ clutches is not an accident and it is not being stolen. Barack Obama is knowingly aiding and abetting the enemy and he has meant to all along as he shares similar goals and religious sympathies with the rising Caliphate. As for the UN, they are heavily controlled by Islamic extremists. Once again, you see the Obama Administration claiming to help the victims of ISIS, all the while supporting their barbarous campaign of slaughter and conquest across the globe.

From IJReview:

As the U.S. is leading the coalition against the Islamic State, an alarming report has been released about how United States humanitarian aid meant for displaced refugees is strengthening ISIS terrorists.

Aid packages containing food and medical supplies are being sent to help displaced Syrian civilians. They are funded by the U.S., Europe and the United Nations. However, not all the supplies are reaching these intended recipients.

According to the Daily Beast:

Many aid workers are uncomfortable with what’s happening. “A few months ago we delivered a mobile clinic for a USAID-funded NGO [non-government organization],” says one, who declined to be named. “A few of us debated the rights and wrongs of this. The clinic was earmarked for the treatment of civilians, but we all know that wounded ISIS fighters could easily be treated as well.”

A senior State Department official with detailed knowledge of current aid programs confirmed to The Daily Beast that U.S. government funded relief is still going into Raqqa and Deir Ez-Zor. He declined to estimate the quantity. But an aid coordinator, when asked, responded: “A lot.”

Raqqa happens to be the stronghold city of the Islamic State. However, before an aid convoy can deliver its goods to a place like Raqaa, it must pay a fee to ISIS.

You can’t claim to want to defeat ISIS as an enemy in front of Americans and then turn around and give food, weapons and medicine to those same enemies without raising more than a few eyebrows. Obama has our military bombing empty buildings, after terrorists are warned to flee… bombing in the dead of night unused oil refineries… and now giving succor to the world’s most brutal terrorist regime. Smells like treason to me.

Pentagon admits weapons-drop fail as anti-ISIS operation hits $424mn

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The Pentagon has admitted that a chunk of its cache of weapons meant for Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants in Kobani has fallen into terrorist hands. The Turkish president has been voicing his frustration with Washington over this.

On Wednesday, the US defense body went against earlier government claims that American weapons always reach its intended destinations and had to concede that two bundles out of a total of 28 intended for the Kurds have indeed ended up with the terrorists.

The militants’ advances on the Syrian-Turkish border are what spurred Washington into action in the first place.

This comes as the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) posted a video showing off brand-new American hardware in boxes with English writing and a parachute splayed out just beside the windfall.

“Yesterday we announced that one resupply bundle went astray and was destroyed. We have since relooked at that and we have determined that a second bundle also went astray and probably fell into enemy hands,” Pentagon spokesman Army Colonel Steve Warren said.

One of the bundles was later destroyed in an airstrike.

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The video itself caused quite a stir on the social media landscape with users ‘thanking’ Washington for delivering the arms into the wrong hands, something the US has in the past vowed to avoid.

The previous day saw a much more optimistic White House, when Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes insisted to CNN that the administration feels “very confident that, when we air drop support as we did into Kobani… we’ve been able to hit the target in terms of reaching the people we want to reach.”

It was Washington which earlier maintained that the air drops were of the utmost urgency for the border town of Kobani to remain intact, and that it was high time to take a more drastic approach to “degrading and destroying” the IS, which outnumbered and outgunned the Syrian-Kurdish resistance.

The fight against IS terrorists has so far cost Washington approximately $424 million since the start of the operation on August 8, according to the Pentagon spokesman, Rear Admiral John Kirby. He averaged the defense body’s spending to be around $7.6 million a day.

The Syria campaign has so far lasted about a month. American air strikes there have so far killed 553 people, including 32 civilians.

But the current failure to deliver lethal equipment into the right hands is not an isolated incident – merely the latest in a series of gains by IS terrorists rampaging through northern Syria and Iraq, where millions of dollars in American equipment had already been collected from abandoned military bases.

It has in some circles become common sense that the threat posed by the IS has been greatly facilitated by America, whose weapons manufacturers are now reaping the benefits of the destruction caused by the terrorists by advocating for more weapons exports.

“In terms of the companies’ interests, profit and revenue, surely war facilitates that if you’re a defense industry. The irony is that the US and the larger coalition is using these weapons oftentimes against Islamic State, which has been armed inadvertently by the US and these Sunni-coalition countries. Because we provided arms in the context of the Arab awakening to support the uprising against [Alawite (Shiite) Syrian President] Assad. And Islamic State ended up prying these weapons away from the so-called ‘moderate Syrian rebels’, as well as by scaring the Iraqi federal forces into submission. And the US had been arming to the teeth the Iraqi government,” Max Abrahms, an expert on terrorism at Northeastern University, told RT.

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Turkish frustration
“It has emerged that what was done was wrong,” came the reaction from Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, as cited by Hurriyet Daily News, when word of the delivery failure broke.

Turkey was adamantly opposed to any deliveries – military or otherwise – to Kurdish forces, which it views as ‘terrorists’. It was in fact the PYD [the Syrian-Kurdish Democratic Union Party forces] that bore the brunt of the IS onslaught on the Syrian-Turkish border town, as Istanbul’s tanks kept a watchful eye from a distance.

When asked earlier if it would intervene to help repel the terrorist group that earlier promised to “liberate Istanbul,” the Turkish government said it would, only in the event of Turkish soldiers being endangered. It referred to the troops guarding a historical landmark inside Syria the Turkish believe to be rightfully theirs.

Now Erdogan also appears frustrated that the Kurdish forces were sent any weapons at all.

“We told [US President Barack Obama] that ‘Support that you will lend to the PYD and the PKK is not acceptable to us.’” He could have been referring to a weekend conversation with the US leader, who tried to implore him to reconsider the air drops.

“Two days passed, we are in the third/fourth day, Kobani didn’t fall. Moreover, I have difficulty in understanding why Kobani is this much strategic for [the US], because there are no civilians left in Kobani anymore; 200,000 people crossed into Turkey and we are hosting them. Only around 2,000 fighters are left in Kobani and they didn’t say ‘yes’ to Peshmerga first, but now, at the last moment, they said ‘yes’. And we told [Obama] we would be ‘helpful’ about this.”

“Such an operation cannot be defined and explained. That’s to say, a healthy comment cannot be made in regards to whether a result will be obtained through this or not. To whom and to where you are lending support, everything is obvious,” the Turkish leader claimed.

ISLAMIC STATE EARNS $1M A MONTH IN BLACK MARKET OIL SALES

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Group has taken in at least $20 million in ransom payments this year from kidnappings

The U.S. Treasury Department says Islamic State (IS) militants are earning about $1 million a day just from black market oil sales.

The official who leads the department’s effort to undermine the group’s financial strength says IS also has taken in at least $20 million in ransom payments this year from kidnappings.

David Cohen, the Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, says the group takes in several million dollars a month from wealthy donors, and from extortion rackets and other criminal activities, such as robbing banks.

Cohen says that except for state-sponsored terrorist groups, the Islamic State group is probably the best-funded terrorist organization the Treasury Department has ever confronted.

“It is difficult to get precise revenue estimates on the value to ISIL of these transactions in light of the murky nature of the market, but we estimate that beginning in mid-June, ISIL has earned approximately $1 million a day from oil sales,” Cohen said, using an acronym for the group.

The group wants to create a caliphate, or Islamic empire, in the Middle East. Led by Iraqi militant Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State group initially tried to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad, but other groups, including Al Qaeda central command, turned against IS because of its brutality.

IS has captured territory across Syria and northern Iraq.

“With the important exception of some state-sponsored terrorist organizations, IS is probably the best-funded terrorist organization we have confronted,” Cohen, undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said in prepared remarks for a speech at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Unlike the core Al Qaeda terrorist network, IS gets only a relatively small share of funding from deep-pocket donors and therefore does not depend primarily on moving money across international borders. Instead, IS obtains the vast majority of its revenues through local criminal and terrorist activities, Cohen said.

“They rob banks. They lay waste to thousands of years of civilization in Iraq and Syria by looting and selling antiquities,” he said. “They steal livestock and crops from farmers. And despicably, they sell abducted girls and women as sex slaves.”