State Depart: ‘ISIS problem is poverty, no jobs’

Here is the latest from one of the two Valley girls over at the State Department, Marie Harf.  Clueless. If this indeed represents the regime’s thinking, and I have no reason to think it doesn’t, we are indeed lost. . Chris Mathews for once didn’t have his tingle. All we need to do is redistribute more of our stuff. I am sure this would have worked out swell during WWII. Here is part of the interview.

State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf told Chris Matthews tonight that we cannot win this war with ISIS by killing them. She said we have to get to the root cause of why people are attracted to Jihad — you know like poverty, jobs, etc…

 

“We’re killing a lot of them and we’re going to keep killing more of them. So are the Egyptians, so are the Jordanians. They’re in this fight with us. But we cannot win this war by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs…”

Longer Video clip and more at : Right Scoop.

MATTHEWS: How do we stop this? I don’t see it. I see the Shia militias coming out of Baghdad who are all Shia. The Sunnis hate them. The Sunnis are loyal to ISIS rather than going in with the Shia. You’ve got the Kurds, the Jordanian air force and now the Egyptian air force. But i don’t see any — If i were ISIS, I wouldn’t be afraid right now. I can figure there is no existential threat to these people. They can keep finding places where they can hold executions and putting the camera work together, getting their props ready and killing people for show. And nothing we do right now seems to be directed at stopping this.

HARF: Well, I think there’s a few stages here. Right now what we’re doing is trying to take their leaders and their fighters off the battlefield in Iraq and Syria. That’s really where they flourish.

MATTHEWS: Are we killing enough of them?
MATTHEWS: We’re not going to be able to stop that in our lifetime or fifty lifetimes. There’s always going to be poor people. There’s always going to be poor muslims, and as long as there are poor Muslims, the trumpet’s blowing and they’ll join. We can’t stop that, can we?

HARF: We can work with countries around the world to help improve their governance. We can help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people…

ATF to ban most AR-15 Ammo

More than one way to skin a cat, or destroy our Second Amendment rights. Now more than ever, we need our weapons. Here we go:

In a move clearly intended by the Obama Administration to suppress the acquisition, ownership and use of AR-15s and other .223 caliber general purpose rifles, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives unexpectedly announced today that it intends to ban commonplace M855 ball ammunition as “armor piercing ammunition.” The decision continues Obama’s use of his executive authority to impose gun control restrictions and bypass Congress.

It isn’t even the third week of February, and the BATFE has already taken three major executive actions on gun control. First, it was a major change to what activities constitute regulated “manufacturing” of firearms. Next, BATFE reversed a less than year old position on firing a shouldered “pistol.”

Now, BATFE has released a “Framework for Determining Whether Certain Projectiles are ‘Primarily Intended for Sporting Purposes’ Within the Meaning of 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(17)(c)”,

BATFE is accepting comments until March 16, 2015 on this indefensible attempt to disrupt ammunition for the most popular rifle in America.

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If this post was of interest, you may be interested in this earlier post:

Last U.S. lead ammo company shut down by EPA

A Sunday without respite as more Christians slaughtered

No respite this Sunday with the news of the barbarians on the move. Where are our Knight Templars?

The enemy is at the gate, they lay siege to our walls, yet no one answers the call to arms!! Where are the Knights, why are they not suited up for the great battle? Are they asleep? Who will slay this beast if not the Templars? The angels are sounding the trumpets, are the sounds of them muffled? This enemy is familiar, we have fought them before, in histories past, come brethren, take up your cross, and fight for God, and the Saints, the beast has reared his ugly head once again!!

After marching these Christians to the beach, they were executed and then beheaded.

According to Walid Shoebat, ISIS declared in its magazine that every Muslim must kill Coptic Christians wherever they are found:

“And thus, the Islamic State strikes terror in the hearts of the Copts after it strikes terror in the hearts of their Catholic allies before … Finally it is important for Muslims everywhere to know that in the great reward to be found on Judgment Day for those who spill the blood of these Coptic Crusaders wherever they may be found”.

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Read more: Right Scoop

Prime example of how our government works.

Something on the lighter side for a Saturday. Always on Watch posted this earlier as an example of how our government works. A prime example and once again, American ingenuity.

From the YouTube blurb:

It is powered by a 1920’s vintage hit and miss engine, and doesn’t do anything except make noise and lots of lost motions.

Title of the display at Cotton Ginning Days in Dallas, North Carolina (October 11, 2014): Scale Model of the US Government:

Obama guns for Americans and makes a fool of himself and us

Now we know who Obama chooses to emulate. Third world dictators, or those from the dark side of a Chicago hood. What many don’t appreciate is that these images are used around the world and spun to make the U.S. and him look like jackasses. As thousands are being slaughtered, his concern is his bankrupting healthcare policy. This pic is from a tweet from the WH.

Your child would have been thrown out of school for this move

Your child would have been thrown out of school for this move

Would you prefer to have this image representing the USA?

King Abdullah

King Abdullah

Now the most bizarre ad that adds to our child President. The shorter version.

State Dept: ‘U.S. not being run out of town’ – (Third Embassy down)

State Dept: U.S. Not ‘Being Run Out of Town’ Despite Abandoning 3rd US Embassy in Middle East

Here is the chuckle clip of the day. Everything A-OK. Arab Spring? No problem. Here is our Valley Girl with her assessment, especially of Yemen where our Marines were ordered by the State Department to leave without support of our military and non-functional weapons.

Vote tally count final Keystone pipeline vote

Click on Yeas and Nays in box for individual votes. When Gov Track posts, will add that site for easier reading.

UPDATE: Gov Track link that breaks down the vote by State and Party

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2015/h75

YEA-AND-NAY      11-Feb-2015      5:13 PM

QUESTION:  On Passage
BILL TITLE: Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

YEAS NAYS PRES NV
REPUBLICAN 241 1 2
DEMOCRATIC 29 151 8
INDEPENDENT
TOTALS 270 152   10
75 11-Feb S 1 On Passage P Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act
74 11-Feb S 1 On Motion to Commit with Instructions F Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

WASHINGTON  — The Republican-controlled Congress has cleared a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. That sets up a confrontation with President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure.

The House voted 270-152 on Wednesday to send the bill to the president. Neither chamber has enough votes to overcome a veto.

H/T: Congress passes Keystone XL pipeline bill, sending it to Obama

Catholic Chaldeans’ orders for priest to return to Iraq

I suppose this post won’t rank high on the list of important topics of the day. What with Brian Williams being shuffled off NBC.Why Williams ranks any importance beats me – but for me, this religion story should be a header. While a generation wrung their hands for not doing anything timely to stop the purge of Jews during the Nazi’s, I suggest that what is happening to the Christians throughout the world, and in the Middle East in particular is no less a genocide? So here we go with this little story that represents a moral dilemma worthy of giving thought.

Iraq once had an estimated 1.3 million Christians. That number is down to several hundred thousand, perhaps half of whom live in the relative safety of Baghdad. The patriarch and other Chaldean leaders are in Irbil, the capital of Kurdistan, which is protected by Kurdish forces and U.S. and coalition air power.Speaking in Aramaic, Father Noel Gorgis is preaching to parishioners of St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Church at a Saturday night Mass. In the United States.

Older parishioners are pleased that Gorgis celebrates Mass — and hears confessions — in Arabic and Aramaic, the ancient language of the Chaldean people. Younger parishioners appreciate Gorgis’ use of websites and live-streaming.

In his four years at St. Peter, the soft-spoken Gorgis, a naturalized U.S. citizen, has become a popular figure among the faithful, many of whom, like their priest, are immigrants from Iraq.

But the 48-year-old priest’s days at St. Peter may be dwindling. The violence that once forced him to flee his native land may now force him to return, to the dismay of parishioners.

The Chaldean patriarch, the Iraq-based church’s top official, has ordered Gorgis and several other priests to return to Iraq to stand beside the church in its hour of maximum peril. Islamic radicals are ravaging much of the country, destroying churches and killing Christians.

Since October, Patriarch Louis Sako has repeatedly said that Chaldean priests who did not seek church permission to leave must return to Iraq. To remain abroad is to put personal safety above the needs of the church and violate the sacred oath of a priest, Sako has told Aleteia, a Rome-based Catholic news agency.[…]

After serving in the army, he fled Iraq for Turkey at the time of the Gulf War. In 1992, he was admitted into the U.S. as a refugee and came to El Cajon. The Chaldean church helped support him.

The church sent to him to parishes in Chicago and Arizona and in 2002, to St. Paul Assyrian Chaldean Catholic Church in North Hollywood. In 2011, he was assigned to El Cajon, where two Chaldean churches, St. Peter and St. Michael, minister to about 3,000 families.

When the U.S. moved in 2003 to depose Hussein, Gorgis was quick to call the move not an invasion but a liberation. “I am an American, 100 percent,” he said recently.

The Chaldean Catholic Church shares the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and considers itself “in full communion” with the Vatican. But for complex historical reasons, the governance of the Chaldean church is largely separate from Rome, and the relationship between the two is dotted with disputes over authority.

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Our Noble prize winner Obama tongue tied with German questions

Here is our big man on campus. A German reporter asks a question of Dear Leader, he defers to his gal Angela. Red Lines are hard don’t you know?

A highlight from today’s press conference, in which we learn that we don’t have red lines,  From Free Beacon:

In a joint press conference Monday, President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel fielded questions from both the American and German press.

A German reporter asked President Obama what his red line was when it comes to arming the Ukrainian army. The reporter took a jab at the fact that Obama is a Nobel Prize recipient and asked how that would enable his actions.

The president quickly deferred the question to Merkel. Once he decided to answer the question, he decided not to make any reference to the question asked nor mention his Noble Prize.

Kerry and Biden meet with Netanyahu’s opposition

Yesterday I gave a link to

 

Now we find out that Kerry and Biden are meddling indeed with the Israel elections. Yes, they refuse to meet wit Netanyahu but are fine with mixing with his opposition. Sickening. Here we go:

While the Obama Administration refuses to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he travels to the U.S. next month to address Congress on the Iranian nuclear threat due to the proximity of the Israeli election, both John Kerry and Joe Biden met with Israeli Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog over the weekend in Munich.

It’s pretty chickensh#t, but can we expect anything less of the Obama Administration?
After all, members of Obama’s campaign team have travelled to Israel to unseat Netanyahu. President Obama would rather do business with the Mullahs of Iran than with Netanyahu.

So it will be up to Netanyahu to persuade Israeli voters that they have a choice between a Prime Minister who puts the security interests of Israel first or an opposition that puts the interests of Barack Obama first.

H/T: American Spectator

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