Durbin is also supporting Schumer and won’t seek the top spot
by SAHIL KAPUR | READ MORE | MARCH 27, 2015
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) caused a political earthquake on Friday by announcing he won’t seek reelection in 2016, opening up the coveted perch of Democratic leader that he has held since 2005.
Before the jockeying could begin to succeed the mild-mannered political brawler as the chief caucus leader, Reid endorsed New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, the third-ranking Democrat, within hours of his announcement.
“I think Schumer should be able to succeed me,” Reid told the Washington Post, predicting that Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat, would stand down. Reid said he spoke to Durbin by phone before the interview.
Indeed, it turns out Durbin is also supporting Schumer and won’t seek the top spot.
“Senator Durbin told Senator Schumer late last night that he wasn’t running for Leader, and that Schumer has his support,” a Durbin spokesman told TPM. “Durbin intends to run again for Whip and has Senator Reid’s support. He’s been speaking with senators this morning.”
Schumer would have been the clear favorite to win a race, multiple Democratic sources said.
“Schumer is clearly the frontrunner,” said one Democratic Senate aide, who is unaffiliated with each of the three senators. “He’s just positioned himself that way both publicly and privately. He’s worked very hard to earn the loyalty of the caucus, certainly in a way that Durbin just hasn’t. He tries to engage directly and be a resource and an asset to individual members, to stick up for them and fight for them in leadership meetings.”
Truth is irrelevant.
Truth is the enemy of evil, which is why there is a prohibition on the truth.
Amnesty International said Thursday that Palestinian rocket fire during the 2014 summer war in Gaza had killed more civilians in the Gaza Strip than in Israel. Such deadly attacks on civilians on both sides constituted “a war crime,” it said.
The damning report urged armed Palestinian groups to end attacks on civilians in Israel and to protect those in the Gaza Strip from the effects of such attacks. (here)
Like that might ever happen. It’s jihad — it’s what they do. The “Palestinian” people elected their murderers — that is how wide and deep their hatred of the Jew is.
Where is the UN? Where are the condemnations? Where are the resolutions? Where is the civilized man?
Amnesty International Alleges Palestinians Committed War Crimes
by IPT News • Mar 26, 2015
Palestinian terrorist groups violated international law and blatantly disregarded civilian lives by consistently firing missiles indiscriminately into Israel during last summer’s war with Israel, Amnesty International reports.
The Amnesty report outlines evidence of numerous specific attacks launched from the Gaza strip that directly resulted in the deaths of Israeli civilians, including a 4-year-old boy. The report also strongly suggests that Palestinian attacks killed Palestinian civilians. For example, a missile fired from within the Gaza Strip killed 13 Palestinians, 11 of them children, after it landed in the al-Shati refugee camp. Even though Palestinians accused Israel for the attack, an independent munitions expert examining the evidence confirmed that Palestinians launched the missile.
“Palestinian armed groups, including the armed wing of Hamas, repeatedly launched unlawful attacks during the conflict killing and injuring civilians. In launching these attacks, they displayed a flagrant disregard for international humanitarian law and for the consequences of their violations on civilians in both Israel and the Gaza Strip,” said Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s director of the Middle East and North Africa Program.
Amnesty’s report also acknowledges that all of the rockets used by Palestinian terrorist organizations are unguided missiles which are inherently indiscriminate and lack the capability to strike targets accurately. Moreover, the findings outline extensive Palestinian use of mortars, which should never be utilized against military targets located near residential areas.
Palestinian groups also violated international humanitarian law by using civilian buildings including United Nations (UN) schools and hospitals for weapons storage. The report outlines specific cases where terrorist organizations launched attacks very close to areas where hundreds of displaced civilians were seeking refuge.
Amnesty’s report also suggests that some of Israel’s counterterrorism operations should be investigated as war crimes as well and that both Israeli and Palestinian authorities should cooperate with United Nations (UN) commissions and the International Criminal Court.
Over 4,800 rockets and 1,700 mortars were launched into Israel from the Gaza Strip during the summer conflict, according to UN data. Roughly 224 of these projectiles hit Israeli residential areas, while Israel’s Iron Dome intercepted numerous other rockets achieving a success rate of 90 percent.
BY TERRESA MONROE-HAMILTON
The lies just never end. Obama has directed ICE and DHS to cover up the fact that Somalis and others are actively coming over the southern border. ICE has been ordered to label everyone as Mexican or from Central America. That’s one way to cover up the fact that terrorists are potentially pouring over your border unhindered. And this didn’t just happen now – it’s been going on for years.
From Pat Dollard:
Here’s how you suppress the fact that terrorists are crossing into to the U.S. from Mexico…
Excerpted from The Gateway Pundit: Joe Adams has been working on the US Southern border for years providing security for ranchers and concerned citizens.
This morning Joe contacted The Gateway Pundit to relay a recent situation on the southern border in Arizona.
According to Brown, several Somali men were recently apprehended crossing the border into Arizona. When ICE officials came to pick up the illegals they told the rancher that the aliens were Mexican. The rancher argued that of course the men were obviously from Somalia. That’s when ICE told the rancher that they were ordered to report all illegals as either from Central America or Mexico – including these men from Somalia. It’s the latest trick by the Obama administration to deceive the American public on the calamity at the border. Read the whole thing.
It’s insanity that the ranchers are the only ones protecting anyone from the illegals. I don’t understand how everyone in government can just stand by and let this happen. Even for those who are being paid off, they are destroying the goose that laid the golden egg here. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say sleeper cells have come across that border and who knows what kind of weapons. Everything from nuclear weapons, to chemical, to biological… and we have just opened the door wide for them. The nag is already out the gate and something very wicked this way comes.
BY WARNER TODD HUSTON
During Obama’s 6 years in office he has instituted what one expert is calling a “huge surge” of “unscreened” immigrants from dangerous Muslim nations. As many as 600,000 have been allowed to immigrate here under the Obama regime.
Obama likes to pretend he has kept the nation safe and is quick to remind everyone that “he” killed bin Laden. But with this huge flood of immigrants from dangerous Muslim nations, it is clear he’s opened the gate for terrorists to flood our nation.
Muslim immigration from dangerous nations is dramatically higher in recent years, and government assurances that immigrants are being properly screened is “a farce,” according to accomplished author and columnist Paul Sperry.
“It’s a huge surge under Obama. In the last three years, he’s averaged 100,000 new immigrants from Muslim nations a year. That is very alarming. It’s more than we’re importing both from Central America and Mexico combined. This is a big shift in immigration flows,” said Sperry, who is the author of “Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington” and co-author of “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America.”
“It’s really insane what we’re doing. No one’s really talking about it, but this mass immigration from Muslim countries poses a serious national security threat,” said Sperry, who is also a Hoover Institution media fellow and former Washington bureau chief of WND. Sperry frequently writes for the New York Post and Investor’s Business Daily.
Obama has thrown open the door to terrorists.