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Mar 262015
Investigators: Co-Pilot Appeared to 'Want to Destroy' Plane

[Newsmax.com] A young German co-pilot locked himself alone in the cockpit of a Germanwings airliner and flew it into a mountain with what appears to have been the intent to destroy it, a French prosecutor said on Thursday.

Investigators and grieving relatives were left struggling to explain what motivated Andreas Lubitz, 28, to kill all 150 people on board the Airbus A320, including himself, in Wednesday’s crash in the French Alps.

French and German officials said there was no indication the crash was a terrorist attack, but gave no alternative explanation for his motives.

Lubitz gained sole control of the aircraft after the captain left the cockpit. He refused to re-open the door and sent plane into its fatal descent, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said. –Read More…

Mar 262015
Bowe Bergdahl Charged: Where Do We Go From Here?

[DailySignal.com] Yesterday, the Army announced its intention to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and has served him with those two charges.

As I explained here last June, the military had at least five options on what to do with Sgt. Bergdahl given the fact that he left his appointed place of military duty in Afghanistan during a time of armed conflict.

Those five options included (1) do nothing; (2) send him to an Article 15 commanding officer’s non-judicial punishment proceeding; (3) send him to an administrative discharge board for specific violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice; (4) send him directly to a Special Court-Martial, or; (5) prefer felony charges against him and send him, possibly, to a General Court-Martial.

The Army chose the fifth option. –Read More…

Mar 252015
The NAACP's Fomenters of Fear

[Townhall.com] They just can’t help themselves — and their agenda-driven media enablers never, ever learn.

This week, the NAACP made national front-page headlines with a local press release demanding that the feds investigate the hanging death of a local man in Port Gibson, Miss. Derrick Johnson, president of the NAACP Mississippi State Conference, immediately invoked the specter of a “hate crime.” In response, the Obama Justice Department flooded the zone with a whopping 30 federal agents.

News outlets grabbed the bait. USA Today asked ominously: “Was it a lynching?” The discovery of ex-con Otis Byrd’s body swinging from a tree by a bed sheet “brought back unpleasant memories of America’s violent, racially charged past,” the paper’s video reporter asserted. Voice of America similarly intoned: “Mississippi hanging death raises lynching specter.” The Los Angeles Times leaped into the fray with: “Why this story haunts the nation.” –Read More…

Mar 252015
Diplomat on Nuke Accord: 'You Don't Make Oral Deals With Iran'

[Newsmax.com] The United States and its five negotiating partners have been pushing for a formal signed “framework” agreement in nuclear negotiations with Iran, but Iran appears to be resisting a written accord, preferring instead an informal “understanding” for the time being, The New York Times reported.

With just one week left until the deadline, if the Iranians prevail, the Obama administration would find itself in the difficult position of having to explain the accord without a written deal.

Iran is looking to avoid codifying specifics until the final deal in June, the Times said. “This is one of the biggest challenges we face,” one European diplomat involved in the talks said in recent days, according to the Times. “The politics in America demand specificity, and an Iranian commitment. And the politics in Iran demand vagueness” at this stage of the negotiations.The diplomat added: “All of us are in agreement that you don’t make oral deals with Iran.”

If a written deal isn’t reached by the March deadline, U.S. congressional lawmakers are likely to take that as a sign that Iran is deliberately delaying the deal, potentially justifying an increase in sanctions to ratchet up the pressure. –Read More…

Mar 242015
Barack Obama And Iran – A Love Story: How Far Will One Man Go To Validate His Nobel Peace Prize? And What Price Will The World Pay?

[FloppingAces.net] Thirty two years ago Ronald Reagan introduced his Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) to the world with this quote: “We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression.” Derided by the left as being scientifically impossible and having the potential of reigniting the arms race with the Soviets, “Star Wars” as they called it, became a sufficient worry for the Soviets that it actually hastened their demise.

Later that year in one of my Political Science classes we discussed peace treaties in general and those with the Soviets in particular. Given the history of failed treaties from Munich to Moscow, the professor asked a simple question: “If it’s someone’s goal to kill you, to destroy you, is it unreasonable to expect them to lie about it in the first place?” The obvious answer was no, it’s not unreasonable at all.

That apparently is not a concept Barack Obama has ever picked up on. Today when it seems that we are but days or weeks away from an agreement with the Iranians – not to be confused with a treaty –the obviousness of that reality is crystal clear. In seeking to garner support for his “agreement” with Tehran, President Obama said this: “Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons, and President Rouhani has said that Iran would never develop a nuclear weapon.“ –Read More…

Mar 242015
EXCLUSIVE: Democratic Senators Beg For Another Obamacare Delay

[DailyCaller.com] A group of Democratic senators is urging the Obama administration to delay a key portion of Obamacare because the results could be “harmful and disruptive.”

In a letter exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller, Senate Democrats pleaded with Health and Human Services secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell to delay an Obamacare rule change that puts companies with 51 to 100 employees in the costlier “small group” market instead of the “large group” market. The rule change, which will result in higher premiums for many companies, goes into effect in 2016.

The letter was signed by Democratic Sens. Claire McCaskill, Heidi Heitkamp, Chris Coons, Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly and Jon Tester and independent Sen. Angus King, who caucuses with the Democrats. –Read More…

Mar 232015
Exclusive Photos — Potential First Family is Ready for Sen. Cruz’s Presidential Campaign Announcement

[Breitbart.com] LYNCHBURG, Virginia — Inside the Carter Glass Mansion on the campus of Liberty University here, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was gracious enough to allow Breitbart News to capture some photos of him and his family—wife Heidi and daughters Caroline and Catherine—as the potential first family got ready for bed ahead of the senator’s big speech on Monday morning.

The Cruz family, and the senator’s campaign staff, stayed there on Sunday evening before Cruz’s speech to Liberty University’s convocation on Monday morning. Just hours after these pictures were taken, Cruz announced his campaign for the presidency of the United States via Twitter. He’s set to make a speech doing so at Liberty, becoming the first declared candidate in 2016 on either the Republican or Democratic side. He’s also the first serious candidate for the presidency to announce via Twitter. –Read More…

Mar 232015
Frank Marshall Davis: Obama’s ‘Communist mentor’?

[Washington Post] President Obama met Frank Marshall Davis four decades ago and saw Davis 10 to 15 times as a teenager. Yet the Obama-Davis relationship continues to be a concern among some politicians, as portrayed most recently by Giuliani during his Tour de President Obama Doesn’t Love America. Readers of The Fact Checker wanted to know if Giuliani’s comments were accurate.

So we reached out to Cliff Kincaid, president of America’s Survival, a group that seeks to expose Communist and Marxist influences. It is research from Kincaid and a few others that has shaped the opinion of critics who believe Obama adopted radical, socialist ideologies under Davis’s mentorship. Davis was a journalist and activist who was associated with the Communist Party in the 1930s and 1940s.

We interviewed Kincaid at the Conservative Political Action Conference. When The Fact Checker arrived, Kincaid had been waiting with four of his peers, stacks of documents and a video camera pointed at an empty seat saved for us. –Read More…

Mar 222015
McCain to Obama: 'Get over your temper tantrum, Mr. President' and focus on ISIS

[FoxNews.com] Sen. John McCain said Sunday that President Obama is letting his personal issues with newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu affect his decision-making and shared policy goals.

“It’s time that we work together with our Israeli friends and try to stem the tide of ISIS and Iranian movement throughout the region, which is threatening the very fabric of the region,” McCain, R-Ariz., said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

During the interview, McCain called out Obama and told him: “Get over your temper tantrum, Mr. President.” –Read More…

Mar 202015
Ferguson & The Imperviousness to Reason

[American Spectator] Although it has been factually established that Michael Brown never uttered the phrase “Hands up!!! Don’t shoot!!!” there will be always be those who are impervious to reason.

Exhibit #A would be Cristian Farias in this piece he wrote a couple of days ago in The New Republic titled “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot Was Not Based on a Lie”:

But the (DOJ) report does not equal justice. It is largely advisory. It can’t be challenged anywhere. And it ultimately proves nothing about the Ferguson case or its larger meaning in an ongoing national movement… –Read More…

Mar 202015
Is the Obama Administration Anti-Semitic or Anti-Israel?

[PJMedia.com] When radio show host Mark Levin appeared on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox news earlier this week, he blasted the Obama administration for being anti-Semitic to its core.

“Mr. Holder, Mr. Obama, let’s have a national discussion about the anti-Semitism that reeks from your administration,” Levin said. Hannity then asked Levin whether he believes that Obama is personally a Jew hater. Levin: “Yes, I do.”

The question is: is he right? The current administration is clearly anti-Israel. Obama’s henchmen worked against Netanyahu, and the president himself vilifies Israel whenever he can. However, Obama’s supporters will argue that you can oppose Israel, while loving Jews! Yes! Truly! “There are even some orthodox Jews who oppose the existence of the Jewish state,” you can hear them say. –Read More…

Mar 192015
Another Red Line? Reports Indicate Syria Used Chemical Weapons in Attack

[Newsmax.com] Syria seems to be following the same playbook it used with sarin. “Assad consistently would test and push the red lines of adversaries. Now you are seeing that with the use of chlorine,” said Andrew Tabler, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. “That combined with the comments of Secretary Kerry allowed him to project power to Syrians and ultimately perpetuate his hold on power through the use of chemical agents.”

Tabler was referring to Secretary of State John Kerry’s comments on Sunday — the fourth anniversary of the Syrian uprising — when he told CBS that the U.S. might negotiate directly with Assad to find an end to the war. The State Department later clarified that Kerry meant the U.S. would negotiate with representatives of the Assad regime, not with Assad himself.

Assad quickly pounced on Kerry’s comments, declaring on Iranian television that he wanted Kerry to back up his words with actions before he would engage in negotiations. Assad won a public relations victory by portraying Kerry’s statement as an endorsement of his legitimacy. –Read More…

Mar 192015
From Tel Aviv to Turtle Bay

[ForeignPolicy.com] After years of blocking U.N. efforts to pressure Israelis and Palestinians into accepting a lasting two-state solution, the United States is edging closer toward supporting a U.N. Security Council resolution that would call for the resumption of political talks to conclude a final peace settlement, according to Western diplomats.

The move follows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decisive re-election Tuesday after the incumbent publicly abandoned his commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state — the basis of more than 20 years of U.S. diplomatic efforts — and promised to continue the construction of settlements on occupied territory. The development also reflects deepening pessimism over the prospect of U.S.-brokered negotiations delivering peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

Shortly before this week’s election, the United States informed its diplomatic partners that it would hold off any moves in the U.N. Security Council designed to put Israel on the spot at the United Nations in the event that Netanyahu’s challenger, Isaac Herzog, won the election. –Read More…

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