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Obama to the Rescue – of Hamas

Originally published by the Jerusalem Post. Hamas

Operation Protective Edge is now two weeks old. Since the ground offensive began Thursday night, we have begun to get a better picture of just how dangerous Hamas has become in the nine years since Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip. And what we have learned is that the time has come to take care of this problem. It cannot be allowed to fester or grow anymore.

We have known for years that tunnels were a central component of Hamas’s logistical infrastructure.

What began as the primary means of smuggling weapons, trainers and other war material from Hamas’s sponsors abroad developed rapidly into a strategic tool of offensive warfare against Israel.

As we have seen from the heavily armed Hamas commando squads that have infiltrated into Israel from tunnels since the start of the current round of warfare, the first goal of these offensive tunnels is to deploy terrorists into Israel to massacre Israelis.

But the tunnels facilitate other terror missions as well.

Israel has found tunnels with shafts rigged with bombs located directly under Israeli kindergartens.

If the bombs had gone off, the buildings above would have been destroyed, taking the children down with them.

Other exposed shafts showed Hamas’s continued intense interest in hostage taking. In 2006 the terrorists who kidnapped Cpl. Gilad Schalit entered Israel and returned to Gaza through such a tunnel.

Today the presence of sedatives and multiple sets of handcuffs for neutralizing hostages found in tunnel after tunnel indicate that Hamas intends to abduct several Israelis at once and spirit them back to Gaza.

In an interview with Channel 2 Monday evening, Minister Naftali Bennett spoke of a mother at Kibbutz Netiv Ha’asara who told him that her children wake her in the middle of the night and tell her that they hear digging beneath their beds.

As Bennett said, this state of affairs simply cannot continue. People cannot live in fear that there are terrorists burrowing beneath their homes, digging tunnels to murder or kidnap them.

These tunnels must be found and destroyed not merely because they constitute a physical danger to thousands of Israelis. They must be located and destroyed, and Hamas’s capacity to rebuild them must be eliminated because the very idea that they exist makes a normal life impossible for those immediately threatened.

Hamas’s tunnels are also the key component of their command and control infrastructure inside Gaza.

Hamas’s political and military commanders are hiding in them. The reinforced bunkers and tunnel complexes enable Hamas’s senior leadership to move with relative freedom and continue planning and ordering attacks.

The sophistication of the tunnels and the malign intentions of Hamas are not in the least surprising.

But Hamas’s rapid advances in both tunnel and missile technology are deeply worrisome. At a minimum, they indicate that if it is allowed to end the current round of fighting as a coherent, relatively well-armed terrorist army, Hamas will be able to rapidly rebuild and expand its capabilities.

As a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas is not a stand-alone terror group. It is part of a much larger web of Islamic jihadist terror groups including al-Qaida and its affiliates as well as the Shi’ite Hezbollah. Like Hamas, all of these threaten several major Sunni Arab states.

Due to their recognition of the threat Hamas and its allies pose to the survivability of their regimes, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have taken the unprecedented step of supporting Israel’s efforts to defeat Hamas.

They understand that a decisive Israeli blow against Hamas in Gaza will directly benefit them. Not only will Hamas be weakened, but its state sponsors and terrorist comrades will be weakened as well.

Presently, Hamas’s most outspoken state sponsors are Qatar and Turkey.

As Israel’s Calcalist newspaper reported earlier this week, Qatar is Hamas’s biggest and most important financier, a role it plays as well for ISIS, al Nusra, the Muslim Brotherhood and various jihadist groups in Libya.

Turkey for its part is aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Like Qatar, Turkey has also been a major supporter of ISIS and al Nusra, as well as Hamas. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s slander against Israel has grown so hysterical in recent weeks that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who has been trying to downplay Turkey’s animosity, called him out on his open anti-Semitism.

By Tuesday morning, IDF forces in Gaza had destroyed 23 tunnels. The number of additional tunnels is still unknown.

While Israel had killed 183 terrorists, it appeared that most of the terrorists killed were in the low to middle ranks of Hamas’s leadership hierarchy.

Hamas’s senior commanders, as well as its political leadership have hunkered down in hidden tunnel complexes.

In other words, Israel is making good progress.

But it hasn’t completed its missions. It needs several more days of hard fighting.

Recognizing this, Israel’s newfound Muslim allies have not been pushing for a cease-fire.

In contrast, the Obama administration is insisting on concluding a cease-fire immediately.

As Israel has uncovered the scope of Hamas’s infrastructure of murder and terror, the US has acted with the UN, Turkey and Qatar to pressure Israel (and Egypt) to agree to a cease-fire and so end IDF operations against Hamas before the mission is completed.

To advance this goal, US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo on Monday night with an aggressive plan to force on Israel a cease-fire Hamas and its state sponsors will accept.

As former ambassador to the US Michael Oren told the media, it is clear that neither Israel nor Egypt invited Kerry to come over. Their avoidance of Kerry signals clearly that the US’s two most important allies in the Middle East do not trust US President Barack Obama’s intentions.

And their distrust is entirely reasonable.

The State Department has openly applauded Turkey and Qatar for their involvement in attempts to achieve a cease-fire. Last week Israeli officials alleged that the US was responsible for Hamas’s rejection of the Egyptian cease-fire proposal. By attempting to coerce Egypt to accept Qatar and Turkey as its partners in mediation, Obama signaled to Hamas’s leaders that they should hold out for a better deal.

Due to Turkey’s membership in NATO and the glamour of the Qatari royal family, many Westerners find it hard to believe that they are major sponsors of terrorism. But it is true. Turkey and Qatar are playing a double game.

While sending his ambassador to Brussels for NATO meetings, Erdogan has been transforming Turkey from an open, pro-Western society allied with Israel into a closed, anti-Semitic and anti-American society that sponsors Hamas, ISIL, al Nusra and other terrorists groups.

As for Qatar, the tiny natural gas superpower presents itself to Americans as their greatest ally in the Muslim world. The emirate gives hundreds of millions of dollars to US universities to open campuses in Doha and pretends it is a progressive, open society, replete with debating societies.

Qatar hosts three major US military bases on its territory. And it is becoming one of the most important clients for US military contractors. Earlier this year Qatar signed an $11.4 billion dollar arms agreement with the US.

At the same time, according to the Calacalist report, Qatar is the major bankroller of ISIS and al Nusra in Syria and Iraq. It gives $50 million a month to jihadists in Libya. It gives Hamas $100m. in annual aid. And in the past two years Doha has provided Hamas with an additional $620m. dollars, including $250m. it transferred to Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal’s personal bank account, and $350m. in military aid to Hamas, transferred after the Egyptian military forced the Muslim Brotherhood government from power last July.

Add to that the $100m. per year that Qatar pours into Al Jazeera’s satellite network – which has dedicated itself to undermining pro-Western Arab regimes while popularizing the likes of al-Qaida and Hamas, and Qatar is the largest financier of international jihad in the world.

Rather than notice that Qatar and Turkey are playing a double game, and treat them with suspicion, the Obama administration has embraced them.

Chances that Kerry will secure a cease-fire in the near future are small. In all likelihood, the government will be able to buy the time necessary to complete the mission in whole or large part. But the fact that the US has chosen at this juncture in the operation – with Israel enjoying unprecedented support from the most important Sunni states in the region – to side with Hamas and its state sponsors in their demand for an immediate cease-fire speaks volumes about the transformation of US foreign policy under Obama’s leadership.

Check Mate

Putin and Obama

Obama Calls For Collectivized New World Order

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During a fundraiser in Seattle this week, President Barack Obama called for a “new order” based around a collectivized system in order to quell people’s concerns about geopolitical strife and the economy.

“People are anxious. Now, some of that has to do with some big challenges overseas,” said Obama, adding, “But whether people see what’s happening in Ukraine, and Russia’s aggression towards its neighbors in the manner in which it’s financing and arming separatists; to what’s happened in Syria … to the failure in Iraq for Sunni and Shia and Kurd to compromise … to what’s happening in Israel and Gaza….”

“Part of people’s concern is just the sense that around the world the old order isn’t holding and we’re not quite yet to where we need to be in terms of a new order that’s based on a different set of principles, that’s based on a sense of common humanity, that’s based on economies that work for all people. … But here in the United States, what people are also concerned about is the fact that although the economy has done well in the aggregate, for the average person it feels as if incomes, wages just haven’t gone up; that people, no matter how hard they work, they feel stuck.”

In a geopolitical context, Obama’s call for a “new order” really doesn’t sound any different from the old unipolar world order that the United States has represented since the end of the Cold War, which is now being challenged by the rise of the BRICS countries.

Read More: http://www.infowars.com/

Read more at http://minutemennews.com/2014/07/obama-calls-collectivized-new-world-order/#VlzcuFBKxwJcey1l.99

Valerie Jarrett played role in effort to kidnap Amb. Chris Stevens

by Joe Newby

A video posted Tuesday by the Western Center for Journalism makes the explosive claim that White House adviser Valerie Jarrett played a role in what was to be an attempt to kidnap Ambassador Chris Stevens. The attempt was “botched,” ultimately resulting in the terror attack that led to Stevens’ death.

The video cites “Dark Forces: The truth about what happened in Benghazi,” a book by Kenneth R. Timmerman, that says Iranians were behind the 2012 terror attack on the Benghazi compound. Worse yet, the video claims, Jarrett may have been “pulling the strings.”

The book cited in the video claims Jarrett has maintained close ties to the Iranian government for decades, including one Ali Akbar Velayati, a man who served as Iran’s Foreign Minister from 1981 to 1996. According to “Dark Forces,” Jarrett and Velayati discussed a plan intended to make Obama look like a “diplomatic genius.”

“Velayati told Jarrett there were elements inside Iran (such as the Quds Force) who were ‘out of control’ and were planning to kidnap an American diplomat to show their displeasure with U.S. santions on Iran,” the video said. “Some claimed that Jarrett then proposed that they transform the kidnapping into a hostage exchange, with the United States freeing the Blind Sheikh in exchange for the kidnapped U.S. ambassador. That would make Obama look like a diplomatic genius.”

The “Blind Sheikh” is none other than Omar Abdel Rahman, the bearded Islamic extremist who helped orchestrate the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. In January 2013, the Washington Post said Islamist leaders, including former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, have pressured the U.S. to release him.

According to Timmerman, the NSA intercepted communications by militants in Benghazi revealing a plan led by Iranians to kidnap Stevens and attack the CIA annex. The plan was reportedly stopped when Iranians — traveling in vehicles with Red Crescent markings — were attacked and captured by Ansar al-Sharia. But, Timmerman said, the attack was a ruse to make the CIA think the plan had been scrapped.

Instead, the video claims, the plan was simply altered to let Ansar al-Sharia kidnap Stevens and attack the compound. The Iranian leader behind the botched attempt reportedly did not believe Ansar al-Sharia could successfully kidnap Stevens and allegedly ordered him murdered.

The video goes on to say this is the reason the administration blamed the attack on an obscure online video for weeks. But, the video — which can be seen above — says more needs to be done.

“And this is why we must forcibly remove Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett from the White House and arrest them immediately,” the video adds.

Howard Stern – “If You’re Anti-Israel, You’re Anti-American!”

Wow. I never thought I would say this, but… I totally agree with Howard Stern.

Please don’t tell my mom. She’d never get over me saying that.

Look, I don’t like Howard Stern’s brand of entertainment – never have, never will – but that doesn’t mean he can’t be right now and again. This is one of those times. Last week he had a caller looking to goad him into a fight over whether or not Israel was at fault for what is happening in the Middle East, but Stern was having none of it. He responded in true Howard Stern style, lambasting NBA star Dwight Howard, pop star Rihanna, rocker Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, and anyone else seeking to lay the blame for violence in Palestine at Israel’s feet.

Stern pointed out that Israel is under constant attack; they are the only Western Democracy in the Middle East, and the only nation there with Western values willing to stand against terrorism.

I’ve posted the video/audio of his epic rant below, but please be warned…

The language is definitely not safe for work (or for genteel ears). Stern’s commentary is littered with F-Bombs and liberal use of other foul expletives. Please be warned.

(WARNING: FOUL LANGUAGE AHEAD!)

Read more at http://lastresistance.com/6602/howard-stern-youre-anti-israel-youre-anti-american/#vuh1WKBrvsc0fcmx.99

4-day plan to solve the border crisis

by Garth Kant
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WASHINGTON – It’s a trap.

That’s what Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, thinks about the plan fashioned by GOP House leaders to solve the border crisis.

He believes it is an attempt to pass so-called Comprehensive Immigration Reform by another name because, not only does it not address the issue of amnesty, it would leave the door wide open for President Obama to extend amnesty to many more millions of illegal immigrants.

Another big problem in King’s eyes is that the revised plan that came out of a GOP House meeting on Friday is a “package,” or collection of many different ideas.

And, he told WND, “A package has no chance at becoming law and has every chance of coming back to us with who-knows-what hung on it. All it becomes is an excuse for us to say we did something.”

Instead, the congressman offered his simplified plan to fix the border crisis in less than a week.

“Monday, I would pass a resolution that was Rep. Trent Frank’s (R-Ariz.) idea, that says, ‘These are all the things the president did to cause this (crisis), and this is what he needs to do to fix it.’ The National Guard should be called up by all the border state governors.”
“Tuesday, I would send the Senate a fix to the 2008 bill (that requires all minors from Central America have lengthy judicial hearings before any deportation) as a stand-alone bill. That would take the fig leaf away from the president and the Democrats. Even though it’s not the cause of this problem (he believes the prospect of amnesty is luring the immigrants), it will take away the excuse.”
“Wednesday, I would send the Senate a stand-alone appropriations bill that gives funds directly to the states to send the National Guard to secure the border.”
“Thursday, I’d put the other good ideas that have been suggested into a much-smaller package bill and send it to the Senate.”
Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, had released her draft of the House leaders’ plan on Wednesday, which contained a litany of proposals but nothing addressing amnesty.
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However, after a meeting of GOP House members on Friday morning in which conservatives had a chance to register their input, she said the plan had been pared-down to “bare-bones suggestions,” primarily: revising the 2008 law; allowing Border Patrol agents to access federal lands; deploying National Guard troops; assigning more immigration judges; and a call for greater cooperation with Central American countries to repatriate unaccompanied children.

What she called “bare-bones,” King still saw as an over-ambitious attempt to cobble together too many plans in one package.

King said if the House simply passed his four proposals, Congress would have done everything it could and “removed some of the tools people are using to play politics. ”

Otherwise, he said, Congress will have subscribed to the president’s agenda for the rest of his term, which is “open borders.”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/4-day-plan-to-solve-the-border-crisis/#Wr0I7TUCcd42UHff.99

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