The failed $500 million program to set up a proxy army in Syria was a test, US President Barack Obama told ’60 Minutes’, adding that he had doubts about the project from the start. He also ruled out sending US troops to Syria. “I’ve been skeptical from the get-go about the notion that we were going to effectively create this proxy army inside of Syria,” Obama said in the interview. “My goal has been to try to test the proposition, can we be able to train and equip a moderate opposition that’s willing to fight ISIL?” Broadcast Sunday night, Obama’s interview … Continue reading #Obama was ‘skeptical’ of #Syria rebel #boondoggle
WASHINGTON — An increasing workload and continuously shrinking budgets have pushed the United States Army to “the ragged edge of readiness,” Army Secretary John McHugh said Monday. McHugh, speaking at the annual convention of the Association of the United States Army, called for Congress to work together to provide the Army — and the larger military — with budget clarity as it deals with contingency and humanitarian issues across the globe and prepares for the “unseen” problems it could face in the near future.While the Army is currently funded — with a budget of about $120 billion, down from … Continue reading #Obama Has Cut Military To The Bone (Pray We’re Not Attacked) Army on ‘ragged edge’ of readiness
When Dr. Ben Carson, a rising star among GOP presidential candidates, brought up the Holocaust in criticizing gun control, he offended many and attracted the ire of the mainstream media. Are Carson’s critics correct, or did the doctor read his history?“I think the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed,” Carson told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday. “I’m telling you there is a reason these dictatorial people take guns first.”The neuro-surgeon, currently polling second in the contest for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, was referring to a … Continue reading Ben Carson Is Right! He’s under fire over comment on Nazi gun control and Holocaust
Lavrov said that Russia would not go if they were not invited, looks like the invitations are in the mail… Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told FRANCE24 in an exclusive interview on Thursday that he is open to allowing … Continue reading #Iraq PM open Door to #Russian airstrikes on #IslamicState militants
Perhaps if Ralphie had been told his Red Ryder BB gun was legally considered a “firearm” in some states, he wouldn’t have had to be told “you’ll shoot your eye out.”It turns out the spring air action pellet gun … Continue reading Court ruling makes Minnesota latest state to call BB gun firearm #2A lost!
Republican House Speaker John Boehner will resign as Speaker and leave his seat at the end of October, NBC News has confirmed. A Boehner aide told NBC News that the Speaker “believes putting members through prolonged leadership turmoil would … Continue reading Breaking! House Speaker #JohnBoehner To Resign
US military officials on Wednesday denied reports that the latest batch of American-trained Syrian rebels had defected to an Al-Qaeda affiliate.The Pentagon is under intense scrutiny over its “train-and-equip” program in which moderate Syrian rebels are given instruction and … Continue reading US Military Denies Defection of #Syria rebels to #AlNusra ; #Tax Dollars Well Spent?
Federal prisoner Kim Davis walked into the Kentucky jail cell wearing an orange jumpsuit and holding a Bible.“When I went back into that holding cell I hit my knees and just prayed, just cried out for God to give me … Continue reading #ACLU and #LGBT agenda wants #KimDavis’ ‘scalp to hang on the wall’
Evangelist Franklin Graham has called President Obama’s guest list for Pope Francis’ welcome this week “disgraceful and obviously inappropriate,” even as the Vatican has reportedly objected to the White House’s invitation to transgender activists, an openly gay bishop and … Continue reading Franklin #Graham Condemns #Obama’s Guest List for Papal Welcome as ‘Sinful’
He also said that “Islam, as a religion, is incompatible with the Constitution” Ben Carson Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said he would not support a Muslim as President of the United States.Responding to a question on “Meet the Press,” the retired neurosurgeon said, “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.”He also said that Islam, as a religion, is incompatible with the Constitution.Carson, who is near the top of several early presidential polls, said a president’s faith should matter depending on what that faith is. “If … Continue reading Ben Carson “absolutely would not agree” #Muslim Should Be President
“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Matthew 25:40 The U.S. House … Continue reading Bill Passes That Gives Legal Protection to Babies Born-Alive During #Abortion #Defundpp
The alleged manipulation of intelligence to downplay the strength of terror groups is far more extensive than previously reported and goes back to at least 2012, according to the Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee. The Defense Department … Continue reading #Feds Admit #ISIS #terror intel manipulation dates back to at least 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican lawmaker said he will boycott Pope Francis’ speech to Congress next week because of the possibility the pontiff will discuss his support for policies to fight climate change. Three-term Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona said … Continue reading Rep. Paul Gosar vows to boycott #Pope’s speech over #climatechange
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided House voted Friday to block Planned Parenthood’s federal funds for a year, as Republican leaders labored to keep GOP outrage over abortion from spiraling into an impasse with President Barack Obama that could shut … Continue reading #GOP votes to #DefundPlannedParenthood 241-187
AUSTIN, Texas — As the U.S. and Russia reached the brink of nuclear war in 1962, President John F. Kennedy received top-secret intelligence from the CIA that a new warhead launcher was spotted in Cuba.Amid those grave concerns, the … Continue reading #CIA declassifies trove of #ColdWar-era intelligence memos
WASHINGTON – Amid increasing unease and uncertainty over Russia’s intentions, the Obama administration plans to accept an offer from Russia for direct talks on its military buildup in Syria that U.S. officials believe is aimed at propping up Syrian … Continue reading US plans to accept #Russia offer to join military talks on #Syria
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s newest spacecraft, the Orion, won’t be flying astronauts as soon as anticipated. On Wednesday, top NASA officials said there isn’t much confidence in the original 2021 launch date. That’s because of the space … Continue reading #NASA pushes 1st flight of #Orion spacecraft with crew to 2023
Twelve of the 27 Iraqi Christians being detained at the Otay Mesa Detention Facility are set to be deported in coming weeks, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Monday. An immigration judge ordered their removal in the last two … Continue reading Obama Deports Christians Fleeing #ISIS, But lets the #Muslims Stay
Pope Francis will deliver all but four of his 18 addresses during his forthcoming visit to the United States in Spanish because he is still not comfortable speaking in English, the Vatican said on Tuesday.At a briefing on … Continue reading What! Majority of Pope Francis’s US Addresses to Be in Spanish Speak English Please!
KILLIS, Turkey (Tribune News Service) — The 15 Chechens looking to cross the border from Turkey to Syria didn’t strike Abdullah as particularly important or unusual.It was early summer in 2012, … Continue reading #Breaking US training helped mold Islamic State’s top military commander – #ISIS #OpIsis Stripes