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It begins: Afghanistan releases dangerous jihadists over U.S. objections

by Michelle Malkin on Monday, January 27th, 2014

This is article 701 of 805 in the topic Terrorism

The latest news, via TOLO News:

The US government has condemned an ordered release of the first wave of 88 prisoners from Bagram prison, saying that more than 40 per cent of the prisoners who are set to go were involved in direct attacks against the US and Afghan forces.

The Afghan Review Board (ARB), led by Abdul Shakoor Dadras, has ordered the release of the first 37 of 88 from Bagram, which the US military categorised them as “dangerous”.

The US forces in Afghanistan has condemned the ordered release, saying 17 of the 37 released prisoners are linked to the production of IEDs and killing 11 Afghan forces.

“This extra-judicial release of detainees is a major step backward in further developing the rule of law in Afghanistan. The ARB is releasing these individuals without referral to an investigative body or the Afghan justice system despite the fact that the US has disputed these 88 cases,” the US military statement said.

“Of the 88 detainees under dispute, 40 percent have participated in direct attacks wounding or killing 57 Afghan citisens and security force members and 30 percent participated in direct attacks wounding or killing 60 US or coalition force members,” the statement said.

As I noted in my column on this impending release and jihadist flood earlier this month, the Obama administration itself set the stage for the security-undermining releases. Endangered U.S. troops will reap what this reckless White House helped sow.

Flashback, January 3, 2014:

The White House handed over control of the jihadi-clogged prison to the Afghan government last spring. Some 3,000 notorious Taliban and al Qaeda killers call the jail home. Surprise, surprise: After the Obama administration supposedly secured “private assurances” that no dangerous criminal operatives would be released, U.S. officials are now balking that the agreement has been broken. Everyone, put on your shocked faces.

An anonymous U.S. official told the Wall Street Journal this week: “We are concerned that 88 people who have blood on their hands — Afghan and coalition blood — would be turned loose, but more important, that an agreement that we have with the Afghan government is being violated.” The New York Times reports that Muslim terrorists who trained teen suicide bombers and planted IEDs at schools are among the lucky thugs slated for release. “These are guys that are tied directly to killing and trying to kill our forces and Afghan forces,” an American military official told the New York Times. “This is an issue of deep concern. It is serious.” Cue the “UNDERSTATEMENT” klieg lights.

Members of Afghanistan’s own parliament are decrying the lax review process and dangerous unilateral decisions of a “Bagram Inmates’ Assessment Committee” established by presidential decree. Afghan senator Dawood Hasas told the Afghanistan Times: “Among the released prisoners from Bagram jail, many were murder convicts, and release of notorious prisoners would not be in the national interests.”

Who knows how many others will be freed to kill American soldiers again? President Hamid Karzai is busy pandering to Taliban forces in advance of the country’s spring election season. He is also stalling approval of a bilateral security deal with the U.S. and U.K. It’s a recipe for bloody recidivism.

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Don’t Buy Piers Morgan’s Lies (And Those Of The Other Gun Grabbers)

by Bob Livingston on Friday, January 11th, 2013

This is article 332 of 603 in the topic Gun Rights
Don’t Buy Piers Morgan’s Lies (And Those Of The Other Gun Grabbers)

Piers Morgan’s gun-murder statistics are wrong.

Surprise, surprise. The gun grabbers are lying.

On his regular nightly show on CNN, Piers Morgan loves to cite the figure that there were only 35 “gun mudahs” in Great Britain in 2011. He’s wrong. He loves to say there were more than 11,000 “gun mudahs” in the United States in 2011. Wrong again.

Because of the incessant parroting of these figures by Morgan and all the other gun grabbing propagandists in the mainstream media, these figures have become accepted as gospel.

Here’s the truth, thanks to Ben Swann of Cincinnati’s Fox19.

But remember that protection from criminals is not the reason the 2nd Amendment was included in a Bill of Rights that outlines the rights all people are born with. Nor is hunting. The Founding Fathers sought to ensure there was no mistaking that Americans would always have the ability to defend themselves from a tyrannical government and that no laws could be passed that “infringed” upon that right.

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by Burt Prelutsky on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

This is article 1292 of 1300 in the topic 2012 Elections

by Burt Prelutsky

In the old days, I don’t recall a lot of things surprising me. I’m not saying I could predict Kentucky Derby winners, but I don’t remember saying things like “Who would have guessed?” or “Imagine that!” or even “I never saw that coming.” Now that I’m an old guy, hardly a day goes by that I’m not surprised by something. And rarely, I hasten to add, in a good way.

I’m not just referring to Obama’s re-election, either, although that certainly knocked me for a loop. In spite of the pollsters predicting his victory, I refused to accept their conclusions. It seemed to me those guys weren’t reading tea leaves; they were smoking them.

To this day, I’m still asking myself what happened. In fact, if someone had assured me that Obama was going to receive some ten million fewer votes than he had scored in 2008, I not only would have been convinced that Romney was going to win, but that it would be a landslide. But who would have guessed that Romney would receive two million fewer votes than John McCain, who ran a campaign that reminded most people of the one waged by Michael (“Hey look at me, I’m sitting in a tank and looking like a major doofus”) Dukakis?

In the aftermath, a lot of people have suggested things that Romney could have done differently. But that’s typical of those folks known as Monday morning quarterbacks; you know, the guys who put on the team jersey and hoist a few brewskies, but who are never intercepted or sacked because they never leave the Barcalounger.

In my opinion, Romney ran a perfectly fine campaign. The fact that he did worse than McCain, even after Obama spent four years destroying the economy, gutting the military, antagonizing our allies and emboldening our enemies, has convinced me that the two main reasons he lost were because a large number of Republicans are religious bigots who couldn’t get past his Mormonism in spite of his getting endorsements from Mike Huckabee and Billy Graham, and because more Republicans than we’d like to believe are among the 15 million additional recipients of Obama’s food stamps.

Something else that surprises me is that at this late date, abortions continue to be an issue. The other day I found myself wondering how we can possibly expect our young people to actually learn math, science, English and civics, when after all the sex education classes that seemingly begin in kindergarten, they’re still knocking each other up.

I mean, with all the birth control pills and devices readily available for the sole purpose of preventing pregnancy, how is it that Planned Parenthood, all by its lonesome, performs over 300,000 abortions a year? And even that is only the tip of the bloody iceberg. Since 1973, it’s estimated that at least 50 million have been performed in this country. For the mathematically-challenged, that works out to roughly 1.3 million a year. Speaking of which, it’s no surprise that American kids score so badly on standardized math tests when they can’t add, subtract or do long division. It seems the only thing they can do is multiply, but they’d rather not.

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Unite the Right

by Michelle Malkin on Thursday, March 8th, 2012

This is article 242 of 577 in the topic Media

In case you missed my Fox appearances last night and this morning, I’m posting them below.

As you can tell, I’m hyper-caffeinated these days. Everyone should be.

Like Andrew Breitbart said, this is “war.”

We on the Right may have our disagreements about candidates and legislative priorities and political strategies and Beltway whatnot.

But we ALL need to unite against the progs’ collective, coordinated whitewash of Barack Obama and the organized effort to criminalize and silence conservative dissent.

Don’t shrug your shoulders. Get in battle mode, people.

Related: Surprise, surprise. CNN’s Soledad O’Brien gets all bent out of shape in interview with BG’s Joel Pollak.


Reader email:

Hi, Michelle:

You were on fire on Hannity’s program last night, and even more so on F&F this morning. Whatever it is you’ve been putting in your coffee lately… I want some of it. Have a great day, and carry on the good fight!

What’s in my coffee? A renewed sense of urgency and purpose — and an appreciation now more than ever that life is short and precious. Every day is a blessing. Don’t waste ‘em!

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Obama syndicate plans imminent takeover of USA by Islam and globalists

by Sher Zieve on Sunday, February 26th, 2012

This is article 67 of 118 in the topic Muslims/Koran

While Congress ignores it (or secretly supports it), the US courts continue to fall one by one towards accepting and utilizing Shari’a law in place of US law and the wholly-owned-by-the-totalitarian-Left-and/or-the-Saudis (same thing) media continue their mindless and largely irrelevant programming (to continue the mesmerization of the American people) Obama is openly supporting and assisting the Islamist takeover of the USA. I have been writing about this since prior to the Obama syndicate’s usurpation of the White House. However, it’s comforting to know that my more well-known brethren have at last gotten the message and are now, also, writing about it. In the end, we are all in this together!

Recently, Senior Fellow for European Politics at the Madrid-based Grupo de Estudios Soeren Kern wrote in his article “Caliphate Conference” Seeks to Islamize Europe, U.S.”: “The explicit aim of the Istanbul Process — currently backed by the Obama administration — is to make it an international crime to criticize Islam. A Muslim fundamentalist group is organizing a conference focused on turning Austria and other European countries into Islamic states.

“The “Caliphate Conference 2012″ will be held on March 10 in the Austrian town of Vösendorf, situated just south of Vienna. The main theme of the event will be “The Caliphate: The State Model of the Future.”

“The conference is being organized by Hizb ut-Tahrir [Party of Liberation], a pan-Islamic extremist group that seeks to establish a global Islamic state, or caliphate, ruled by Islamic Sharia law.”

Shortly thereafter, WND published the article “Planning for Islamic Caliphate Begins” in which it exposes a December 2011 Islamist Conference held in Washington D.C. — also with support from Obama — at which Sec. of State Hillary Clinton spoke in favor of the Islamists’ plans to stop anti-Islam speech in the USA. The “Istanbul Process” (also SURPRISE — SURPRISE is supported by the U.N.) would deny anti-Islamic speech, only, and if any anti-Muslim/Islam speech leads to said Muslims rioting and pillaging (which is what they do on a regular basis, anyway) the speaker would be held liable, jailed or worse.

The above is happening now. Source it for yourselves or take a look at the references below. This would also be an excellent campaign strategy for Obama…jailing anyone who has spoken out against the Satanic Islamic cult. That’s most — if not all — of we Constitutionalists.

So, we have a dictatorial group now ruling — not governing — us which has destroyed our jobs and is in the process of destroying the employers who provide those jobs. It is, also, gutting our US Treasury, taking our money and spending it on the globalists, Islam and whatever other groups wanting and working with Obama to destroy what used to be our country. This same Obama syndicate has ordered military drills (aka “urban warfare”) in many of our cities including, but not limited to, Los Angeles, Miami, Boston and Little Rock, has ensured that gasoline and energy prices are reaching unprecedented highs (how better to immobilize a population?), is beginning its takeover of raising our children (did you see the articles about the Obama Food Police checking 4-6 year olds lunches) and Michele Obama has even limited how large candy bars are allowed to be.

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‘Religion of Peace’ Underwear Bomber Pleads Guilty; Blames Koran!

by John Lillpop on Thursday, October 13th, 2011

This is article 222 of 805 in the topic Terrorism

The so-called “underwear bomber’ shocked the courtroom in day two of his trial by changing his plea to guilty for all eight charges facing the brainwashed terrorist.

By the way, SURPRISE, SURPRISE, the young man is a Muslim and proud to be a soldier in Allah’s war which seeks to kill all Americans and Jews.

In a telling moment, the young Islamaofascist confessed to what all open-minded people have known for a long time:

The Koran instructs Muslims to wage Jihad against ‘infidels.’

As reported:

DETROIT – A Nigerian man said Wednesday he tried to bring down an international flight over Detroit with a bomb in his underwear in retaliation for the killing of Muslims worldwide, taking a federal court by surprise as he pleaded guilty on the second day of his trial.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who had never denied the accusations against him, calmly answered questions from U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds before pleading guilty to all eight charges he faced, including conspiracy to commit terrorism and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.

He then told the court that the underwear bomb was a “blessed weapon to save the lives of innocent Muslims.”

“The United States should be warned that if they continue to persist and promote the blasphemy of Mohammed and the prophets … the United States should await a great calamity that will befall them through the hands of the mujahedeen soon,” said Abdulmutallab, who faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison.

“If you laugh with us now we will laugh with you later on the day of judgment,” he said.”

Once again, the myth of Islam as a “religion of peace” is debunked, directly from the mouth of a mass murderer wanna be.

When will the PC-left recognize and accept the truth about Muslim killers disguised in Sheep’s clothing?

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Scandal Watch: Fast and Furious round-up

by Michelle Malkin on Thursday, October 6th, 2011

This is article 61 of 246 in the topic Congressional Investigations

Question: Why does Eric Holder still have a job?

Answer: Because he has thrived on incompetence, stonewalling, and corruption his entire career.

Why would the outcome of Fast and Furious be any different than all the rest of the scandals that make up his long track record of putting political interests of the public interest at the expense of public safety, conflicts of interest, and his own admissions of screwing up, then moving up.

Why is anybody surprised that Holder and his hole-ridden memory can’t recall key facts, or that he admits to not doing his job properly?

He has a long history of conveniently forgetting things and screwing things over.


Now, we learn that it just happened to conveniently slip Holder’s mind to mention during the Senate confirmation process that he had contributed to a legal brief with the use of federal courts in fighting terrorism on behalf of al Qaeda operative Jose Padilla:

“The brief should have been disclosed as part of the confirmation process,” Justice Department spokesman Matt Miller said in a statement. “In preparing thousands of pages for submission, it was unfortunately and inadvertently missed.”



Let me remind you that before his confirmation, Holder “forgot” to mention that disgraced former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich had appointed him to probe corruption in the state’s casino licensing decisions. Holder pocketed $300,000 and — surprise, surprise — concluded that no corruption existed. Refresher:

Before Eric Holder was President-elect Barack Obama’s choice to be attorney general, he was Gov. Blagojevich’s pick to sort out a mess involving Illinois’ long-dormant casino license.

Blagojevich and Holder appeared together at a March 24, 2004, news conference to announce Holder’s role as “special investigator to the Illinois Gaming Board” — a post that was to pay Holder and his Washington, D.C. law firm up to $300,000.

Holder, however, omitted that event from his 47-page response to a Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire made public this week — an oversight he plans to correct after a Chicago Sun-Times inquiry, Obama’s transition team indicated late Tuesday…

And now, the Fast and Furious dirt continues to fly at a fast and felonious speed.

POGO reports that DOJ was briefed in early March 2010 on F&F.

Screw up, move up, cover up is back in shuffle up mode. Here’s the official ATF announcement of the newest round of “reassignments:”

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Acting Director B. Todd Jones today announced key staff changes aimed at refocusing the bureau’s direction on its core mission.

“I have assembled a team to move ATF forward in its mission to fight violent crime and protect the American people, and to ensure that an experienced and strong staff is in place to implement that mission,” Jones said. In addition, he thanked all newly reassigned ATF officials for their service and praised their flexibility and willingness to take on the tasks at hand.

Jones was appointed by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder recently to lead ATF following the departure of former Acting Director Kenneth Melson. The leadership change followed the reassignment of several other ATF officials within the agency following concerns raised about Operation Fast and Furious, a firearms trafficking investigation out of Phoenix now under review by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

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Meet the first White House deportation waiver winners

by Michelle Malkin on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

This is article 187 of 468 in the topic Immigration

Surprise, surprise, Part II.

Yesterday, I discussed the White House deportation waivers — a blanket amnesty through administrative non-enforcement that will benefit at least an estimated 2.1 million future Democratic voters.

Today, the New York Times brings news of the first lucky winners of the Obama amnesty golden tickets.

You’ll be shocked, shocked to learn that they include a 27-year-old leading DREAM Act illegal alien student bailout activist and a lesbian gay marriage activist:

Administration officials and immigrant advocates said Monday that the plan offered the first real possibility since President Obama took office — promising immigrants and Latinos he would overhaul the law to bring illegal immigrants into the system — for large numbers of those immigrants to be spared from detention and deportation.

For Mr. Guerra, who said he wants to remain in the United States to study to become a Roman Catholic priest, the news “was like something from above, from heaven. I don’t want to go back to Mexico,” he said, “and I’ve been fighting this for five years.”

…Mr. Guerra, now 27 and living in Indiantown, Fla., is one of those immigrants. He said he came to this country to escape a violent gang in Mexico. His lawyer, Richard A. Hujber, said Mr. Guerra’s efforts to straighten out his legal status went wrong because they were originally mishandled by an accountant claiming falsely to be a lawyer.

In recent years, even though he was undocumented, Mr. Guerra has been a Florida leader of the illegal immigrant student movement, helping to organize a protest walk by four students to Washington and a mock university held by students wearing mortarboards on Capitol Hill.

“That was so big to me, all these students organizing a school so we could go without our papers,” Mr. Guerra said. If he can obtain a work permit, he and Mr. Hujber said, he could be legally eligible for the first time to apply for financial aid that would allow him to continue his religious studies.

The administration’s announcement also had an immediate impact on a case in Denver, where an immigration judge on Friday postponed the deportation of Sujey Pando, a lesbian from Mexico legally married in Iowa to an American from Colorado, Violeta Pando. Although federal law does not recognize same-sex marriages, administration officials said they would consider same-sex spouses as “family” in their review of deportation cases.

The judge, Mimi Tsankov, cited the flux in laws and policies affecting same-sex cases in delaying a decision on Sujey Pando’s deportation at least until January, said Lavi Soloway, a lawyer for the couple.

Prediction: When all is said and done, the Obama-Biden deportation waiver program will make the fraud-ridden, Clinton-Gore Citizenship USA program look like kindergarten.

Remember: It ain’t over ’til the alien wins.

Hey, wonder if Auntie Zeituni Onyango is available for comment?

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White House deportation waivers by executive fiat

by Michelle Malkin on Monday, August 22nd, 2011

This is article 186 of 468 in the topic Immigration

Surprise, surprise.

No, it’s about as unsurprising as the setting sun or the rising sun.

The Obama Department of Homeland Security late last week announced it would enforce the DREAM Act illegal alien student bailout by administrative order — call them White House deportation waivers — over the heads of a bipartisan majority of Congress that has repeatedly and resoundingly rejected such proposals.

They administration didn’t put it in such stark terms, of course. But that is the effect of the decree.

And it is no surprise at all to you and me.

The open-borders radicals at the White House and within DHS have been telegraphing this for months.

In June, they floated a proposal to order deferred/administrative paroles for masses of illegal aliens. ICE issued memos listed extensive criteria for “prosecutorial discretion” on deportation enforcement — chief among them, the vast subset of illegal aliens who would qualify for the failed DREAM Act illegal alien student bailout.

And now, as of last Thursday, DHS will formally suspend all deportations of potential DREAM Act illegal alien beneficiaries on a case by case basis as part of a coordinated campaign to woo disenchanted Hispanic voters.

The truth about deportation, as I’ve reported over and over and over again through the years, is that both Democrat and Republican administrations have undermined an orderly, consistent system of enforcement. And most of the politicians in Washington who speak about “comprehensive immigration reform” are still abjectly ignorant about the ins, outs, loopholes, and lax enforcement that characterize our chaotic, security-undermining deportation policies. It’s an endless appeals process and immigration litigation lottery played by deportable aliens and their open-borders lawyers. Capitol Hill compounds the problem with a raft of special private relief bills that protect illegal alien criminals.

The question for 2012 GOP primary voters: Is there a candidate out there who you trust to stand on the side of secure borders and strict enforcement, who has consistently opposed DREAM Act illegal alien bailouts, and who will resist the urge to use and abuse his executive powers to override the will of the people?

Here is one scorecard.

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NAACP and black ministers’ betrayal of blacks

by Lloyd Marcus on Friday, August 12th, 2011

This is article 8 of 166 in the topic Racism

Are you folks as sick of reading my articles on this topic as I am writing about it? Just as Ronald Reagan said to Jimmy Carter during the 1980 debate, I say to the NAACP, “Well, there you go again”; more distortions, lies and tired old, “we shall overcome” 1950’s rhetoric.

Tragically, this once great organization has been hijacked by far left radical America hating socialists. Thus, the NAACP is relentless in their efforts to portray American race relations as having progressed very little since the 1950’s; ignoring obvious evidence to the contrary, a black first family occupying the White House.

The NAACP’s modus operandi is simple, a one trick pony. Their strategy is to despicably declare every issue and all opposition “racist.”

Along with their daily attempts to brand the tea party racist, here is the NAACP’s latest attempt to use race baiting to get out the black vote for Obama in 2012.

Rev. William Barber, president of the NAACP’s North Carolina conference said, “We must fight against any attempt to segregate, isolate and steal the black vote.” This is a perfect example of tired old, we shall overcome” 1950’s rhetoric. Who on earth is stifling the black vote? If such an initiative were true, wouldn’t the Obama worshiping media be all over the story? So, what the heck is this race baiting preacher talking about?

Rev. Barber’s statement is nothing more than tried and true words guaranteed to evoke a knee jerk hateful response in brain dead black racist ideologues.

Rev. Barber is responding to states demanding that voters show proper ID, which, surprise, surprise, the NAACP has deemed to be racist.

Can someone please explain to me how requiring voters to confirm they are who they say they are, live where they say they live and are a U.S. citizen has a racial component?

I do see a racial component from the NAACP’s point of view. They are, in essence, saying blacks are too stupid to find their way to the DMV and other places to acquire legal ID. One could argue, if blacks are that stupid, why on earth should they be allowed to vote?

I’m being sarcastic, but you get my point. These so called advocates for blacks and other minorities do a tremendous disservice to the very people they claim to care about. Imagine the negative impact on your self esteem when you are constantly told you do not measure up and need standards lowered in order to be successful. The left sends this message to blacks all the time. This is called the Bigotry of Low Expectations.

I have also noticed how the NAACP and others on the left use the Black Church and black ministers to sell liberal political candidates and their socialistic agenda to Black America. This is particularly hypocritical and obnoxious considering the left’s disdain for all things Christian and their banning of God from the public square.

Courting the black vote, Hillary Clinton ran to the black church during her presidential campaign. Hillary transformed herself in an instant into Rev. Soul Sista Clinton. Evoking her best attempt at a black dialect, she orated, “I ain’t no wheres tired!” The all black congregation erupted with applause.

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