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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Newsbusted: Obama Doubles Down-Says ISIL is Amish

People who listened to President Obama's speech last week were a bit surprised when they heard the commander-in-chief say that ISIL (which calls itself the Islamic State) is not Islamic. Newsbusted Anchor Jodie Miller (see video below)tracked the POTUS down on the golf course to ask him about that comment.  Obama (who claimed he wasn't playing golf but taking over for OJ looking for the real killers) doubled down on his claim the Islamic State was not Islamic and added that ISIL is Amish.

Other news items covered in the latest installment of Newsbusted the twice- weekly faux news feature from Newsbusters.org (embedded below) include; the August Jobs Report; Obama's reaching out to Syrian Rebels; Obama's 9/11 statement; and much, much more.

Please make sure you watch the video below because something bad always happens to the people who don't. Last week NY Jets Coach Rex Ryan forgot to press play and after building up an 18 point lead in the first half, the Jets blew the game.  So If you don't want to blow "the big game." you better press play.

Oh and if you cannot see the video player below please click here

Monday, September 15, 2014

If You Are Looking For Israpundit...


A few weeks ago Israpundit, got HACKED and the domain name, israpundit.com, was stolen.

A New domain, namely israpundit.org was purchased and and connected the most recent backup.  So if you are looking for the Israpundit you've been reading for 13 years fix all of you links and readers, the new address is israpundit.org

Bill Clinton Gets Caught On Camera Trashing Netanyahu At Harkin Steak Fry

At the end of Sunday's Tom Harkin Iowa Steak Fry Bill Clinton was recorded bashing Bibi Netanyahu, agreeing that the prime minister was “not the man” to make peace with Palestinians. At the very end of the 3 Hour 15 minute C-Span coverage, the former President had an impromptu conversation with pro-Palestinian activists.

If we don’t force him to have peace, we won’t have peace … Netanyahu is not the guy,” the activist told the ex-president. I agree with that,” Bubba clearly replied, apparently unaware his remarks were being recorded. Then he bragged about getting Ehud Barack to give Arafat everything he wanted including Jerusalem.
PRO-PALESTINIAN ACTIVIST: “If we don’t force him to have peace, we won’t have peace.”

CLINTON: First of all, I agree with that. But in 2000, Ehud Barak, I got him to agree to something I’m not sure I would have gotten Rabin to agree to, and Rabin was murdered for giving land to the Palestinians.

ACTIVIST: I agree. But Netanyahu is not the guy.

CLINTON: (after pausing to absorb the remark) I agree with that, but they [the Palestinians] would have gotten 96% of the West Bank, land swaps in Gaza, appropriate water rights and East Jerusalem, something that hasn’t even been discussed since I left office. And by the way, don’t forget, both Arafat and Abbas later said they would take it “we changed our minds, we’ll take it now” but by then the Israeli government wouldn’t give it to them.

Bill Clinton's anti-Bibi comments were in line with his wife's actions as Secretary of State who presided over the foreign policy of the most anti-Israel administration in history. Actually with the possible exception of the time from her first campaign New York’s Senate seat in 2000 to her resignation from the Senate to become Secretary of State in January 2009, except for the time she needed New York’s Jewish voting bloc, Hillary Clinton has never been pro-Israel. It seems that after years of getting rich from Arab money...husband Bill agrees.


H/T Haaretz

Is Nancy Pelosi Suffering From Dementia or Just Lying?

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was on the Ronan Farrow program and made a shocking statement. Her contention is that Democrats never treated President Bush the way Republicans treat President Obama.


Let's examine that statement.  But rather than try to implicate all Democrats, lets look at how Ms Pelosi treated President Bush.
  • September 4, 2003-President Bush’s plan is “Reaganomics” revisited and it’s fiscally irresponsible.
  • November 5, 2003- By signing this bill, President Bush continues his assault on a woman’s right to make private medical decisions.
  • April 15, 2004-From the outset, the president's Iraq policy has had little basis in reality.
  • May 20, 2004 Bush is an incompetent leader. In fact, he's not a leader," Pelosi said. "He's a person who has no judgment, no experience and no knowledge of the subjects that he has to decide upon.
  • May 26, 2004- Not to get personal about it, but the president’s capacity to lead has never been there. In order to lead, you have to have judgment. In order to have judgment, you have to have knowledge and experience. He has none
  • March 17, 2005- (on Fox News) Why should we put a plan out? Our plan is to stop him [Bush]. He must be stopped.
  • March 2, 2006- Bush's launch of Drug Plan is an embarrassment.

 
  • April 7, 2006- One of the constants in the Bush administration's miserable record on Iraq has been the manipulation of intelligence precisely for political purposes. That has caused our intelligence -- which used to be accepted without question around the world -- to be viewed with skepticism by the international community.
  • July 18, 2008- God bless him, bless his heart, president of the United States -- a total failure, losing all credibility with the American people on the economy, on the war, on energy, you name the subject.
Despite all the evidence above, I am reluctant to say that someone who has served her country as long as Nancy Pelosi,  is lying. Ronan Farrow should have confronted her with some of the facts above.  If he knew how to interview he could have gotten to the bottom of it. Perhaps she can't help herself. Maybe she doesn't remember.  Perhaps instead of lying, Pelosi is suffering from dementia.  That's the only other explanation.
 

Sharyl Attkisson Reports Hillary's Cronies Hid Damaging Benghazi Documents

A former State Department diplomat is claiming that Hillary Clinton's cronies were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. This is according to a bombshell report in "The Daily Signal" by investigative reporter  Sharyl Attkisson

That Accountability Review Board has been used by the administration and state department as proof there was no wrongdoing associated with the Benghazi attack even though Ms. Clinton and other senior State Department officials were not interviewed/investigated as part of the inquiry.
According to former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell, the after-hours session took place over a weekend in a basement operations-type center at State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. This is the first time Maxwell has publicly come forward with the story.

At the time, Maxwell was a leader in the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), which was charged with collecting emails and documents relevant to the Benghazi probe.

“I was not invited to that after-hours endeavor, but I heard about it and decided to check it out on a Sunday afternoon,” says Maxwell.

He didn’t know it then, but Maxwell would ultimately become one of four State Department officials singled out for discipline—he says scapegoated—then later cleared for devastating security lapses leading up to the attacks.
According to Maxwell the weekend document selection session took place in the basement of the State Department headquarters, a large room with computers, big monitors meant for emergency planning (like 9/11/12).
When he arrived, Maxwell says he observed boxes and stacks of documents. He says a State Department office director, whom Maxwell described as close to Clinton’s top advisers, was there. Though the office director technically worked for him, Maxwell says he wasn’t consulted about her weekend assignment.

“She told me, ‘Ray, we are to go through these stacks and pull out anything that might put anybody in the [Near Eastern Affairs] front office or the seventh floor in a bad light,’” says Maxwell. He says “seventh floor” was State Department shorthand for then-Secretary of State Clinton and her principal advisors.

“I asked her, ‘But isn’t that unethical?’ She responded, ‘Ray, those are our orders.’ ”

A few minutes after he arrived, Maxwell says in walked two high-ranking State Department officials.

Did Hillary Clinton aides withhold damaging Benghazi documents?

Maxwell says the two officials, close confidants of Clinton, appeared to check in on the operation and soon left.

Maxwell says after those two officials arrived, he, the office director and an intern moved into a small office where they looked through some papers. Maxwell says his stack included pre-attack telegrams and cables between the U.S. embassy in Tripoli and State Department headquarters. After a short time, Maxwell says he decided to leave.

“I didn’t feel good about it,” he said.
In the end Maxwell was singled out as one of four state department officials blamed for the lack of security at the Benghazi mission and placed on administrative leave for a year. Although he got paid for staying home Maxwell is angry about the scapegoating and damage to his reputation. He should provide a very interesting testimony to the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

The members of Accountability Review Board claimed all along that their investigation had unfettered access and was totally independent. According to Maxwell  Maxwell when he heard that claim he couldn’t help but wonder if the review board—perhaps unknowingly—had received from his bureau a scrubbed set of documents with the most damaging material missing.

Maxwell also disputes the independence claim:
Saying the ARB was “anything but independent,” pointing to [Former FBI Chief] Mullen’s admission in congressional testimony that he called Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills to give her inside advice after the ARB interviewed a potential congressional witness.
“The ARB inquiry was, at best, a shoddily executed attempt at damage control, both in Foggy Bottom and on Capitol Hill,” says Maxwell. He views the after-hours operation he witnessed in the State Department basement as “an exercise in misdirection.”
Maxwell will testify before the committee and if the panel can produce corroborative evidence, his testimony will be a nightmare for Ms. Clinton in 2016.

Ed Morrissey adds his insight to this story at Hot Air. Click here and read his take.