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http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/2282/What-Did-the-CIA-Know-and-When-Did-It-Stop-Knowing-It.aspx Yesterday, we learned specifically that the CIA station chief in Tripoli reported to Washington within 24 hours that the consulate attack was executed by terrorists and was not a spontaneous demonstration over a video that turned violent. The President, of course, would continue to weave a narrative blaming the video for two more weeks, […]


Panetta tells brass not to answer Benghazi queries
The Washington Free Beacon
Friday, October 19, 2012
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is demanding answers from four senior United States military officers about whether there was advance warning of terrorist threats and the need for greater security prior to last month’s terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. However, an aide to the chairman, Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., said the office of Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta blocked the senior officers from providing the answers last night. Read more…

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Orlando Sentinel switches endorsement to Romney
Orlando Sentinel
Friday, October 19, 2012
We have little confidence that President Obama would be more successful managing the economy and the budget in the next four years. For that reason, though we endorsed him in 2008, we are recommending Mitt Romney in this race. Read more…
West opens up 9-point lead in Florida
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., is leading his Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy by 9 points, according to a poll released Thursday, Oct. 18. Read more…
Poll puts Romney ahead in blue Pennsylvania
The Washington Examiner
Thursday, October 18, 2012
A new poll shows Republican Mitt Romney leading in Pennsylvania, a state that Republicans had all but written off just weeks ago but which is now listed as a toss up by the Real Clear Politics website. Read more…

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This column is adapted from Andrew C. McCarthy’s foreword for Andrew Bostom’s Sharia Versus Freedom: The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism, published this week by Prometheus Books.

‘Multi-religious prayer almost inevitably leads to false interpretations, to indifference as to the content of what is believed or not believed, and thus to the dissolution of real faith.” So wrote Joseph Ratzinger in 1986. Even then, the man who would later become Pope Benedict XVI was renowned as a singularly deep thinker on the finer points of religious belief systems — to say nothing of the sweeping themes.

As head of the Vatican’s doctrinal office, Cardinal Ratzinger was ruminating on the World Prayer Day for Peace, forged by his legendary papal predecessor, John Paul II. Though he was among the pontiff’s closest advisers, Ratzinger was uneasy about John Paul II’s grand gesture: taking center stage in a spectacle of interfaith solidarity. Flanked about him were leaders of the world’s religions. Even Shamanism took its place among Roman and Eastern Orthodox Catholicism, Protestant sects, Judaism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, and, of course, Islam — all joined in an iconic, ecumenical quest for “peace.”

It was as if there were but one civilization, one single, common way of looking at the world. It was as if there were a talismanic aura about “peace,” such that the word connoted a universal value, impervious to inquiry about its meaning to the variegated voices uttering it. Was this “peace” the mere absence of war? Hadn’t the 20th century already proved that there were evils worse than war? Was “peace” an absence of war achieved by appeasing malevolent oppressors? Or was it an absence of such oppressors because they had been righteously defeated — because liberty and equal opportunity, undergirded by the rule of law, had triumphed? Details, details. Surely a tidal wave of banners, splaying “peace” in a Babel of tongues, would wash away such impertinent questions.

In a nod to the host locale of this iconic display, the event’s legacy came to be known as the “spirit of Assisi,” that city of deep spiritual redolence. Ah, but deep spiritual redolence . . . for whom? Assisi is a holy city if you are a Christian. To other religious traditions, it is just another dot on the map. To a fundamentalist Muslim, it would be better understood as a coveted city than a holy one. What makes it sacred in Roman Catholic lore, its witness to what the faithful take to be ultimate truth, would make it anything but a place of reverence in classical Islam.

Nevertheless, papering over these distinctions is our convention, is it not? And nowhere is that manifested more clearly than in the cloying homage paid by the West to things Islamic. The ostentation with which the U.S. armed forces revere the Koran — indeed, “the Holy Qur’an,” as our top commanders unfailingly refer to it — borders on parody: mandating, at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp for instance, that a copy of the book be distributed to each detained jihadist (notwithstanding that each construes it to command war — I suppose I should say, holy war — against the West), the said delivery carried out by a white-gloved military guard, who must, if at all feasible, be a Muslim.

Who cares what the Koran and the other sources of Islamic scripture — the hadith and the authoritative biographies of Islam’s warrior prophet — actually say? We are to regard them as “holy,” the same adjective our official lexicon ubiquitously attaches to cities like Mecca, Medina, and Qom — even as the word “Christmas” is purged as a modifier of “carol,” “card,” “tree,” “present,” “party,” and “celebration.” In the West we no longer acknowledge, much less celebrate, what distinguished us as the West.


What does Barack Obama really think about Israel? The evidence makes it obvious; he has contempt for the Jewish State in every way, and his nurturing of Islamist takeovers around the Middle East only adds to the perception that the safety of Israel is not of concern to him.

As Caroline Glick has pointed out, supporters of Obama refer to several of Obama’s actions:

He has given billions of dollars in military assistance
He has gotten harsh sanctions against Iran passed by the UN Security Council
The US has supposed increased its intelligence and military coordination with Israel
Obama has opposed some anti-Israel resolutions at the UN

Glick answers these mantras with a reality check:

The billions of dollars in military assistance, including the Iron Dome Defense system, is the fulfillment of a pledge from George W. Bush
The sanctions against Iran have not slowed down its nuclear program one bit and Obama opposed stronger sanctions that Congress wanted
Obama’s Administration has repeatedly leaked vital covert Israeli information, including four times when it revealed which countries Israel had effected a deal with to fly over for an attack on Iran
Obama backed an extraordinary session at the UN Security Council where the United Nation’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, the notoriously anti-Israel Navi Pillay, briefed the Council on the subject of Israel–and Israel alone, as if Israel were the worst offender of human rights in the world.

How about the repeated efforts by Obama to publicly humiliate Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu? And the time Obama stated that Israel should return to the suicidal pre-1967 borders? Or the elision from the 2012 Democratic platform of some key elements from the 2008 platform, namely that Israel was the strongest US ally in the Middle East, that Hamas should be isolated from being a partner in the peace process, that the bogus Palestinian right to return should be opposed. Or the refusal to name Jerusalem the capital of Israel, and the absolute unwillingness to condemn Arab terrorism.

Contrast that with the 2012 Republican platform, which stated:

Muslims Offended—Soldier’s Career Destroyed—Official Army Records Show Loss to Nation

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=adf1a83154acea60d091b413c&id=4229e86929&e=8447fd3f25 ANN ARBOR, MI – During a Pentagon press conference on May 10, 2012, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, publicly excoriated Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Matthew Dooley, a 1994 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a highly decorated combat veteran. His reason: The course on Islamic Radicalism […]


http://tundratabloids.com/2012/10/eu-all-inclusive-poster-europe4all-includes-communist-hammer-and-sickle.html These people are evil. They know exactly what they are doing, it’s not all a bunch of coincidences, the ”former” communists are back in action under the guise of a new and improved “European Union of Socialist Republics”. Whether or not you want to quibble about whether they’re Fabian, Social Democrat or Marxists socialists, […]


http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/ MORE NEWS THAN YOU CAN SHAKE A STICK AT A little background on the car bombing in Beirut today and the most important sentence from the Orlando Sentinel’s endorsement of Obama.”It verges on magical thinking to expect Obama to get different results in the next four years.” The instability of the Libyan War has […]



You may have heard about the Muslim bomb plot against the Federal Reserve. But here’s his true motive, which the media is refusing to cover.
The Federal affidavit states that Nafis wanted to carry out a major terrorist attack to “make one step ahead, for the Muslims… that will make us one step closer to run the whole world”.

Nafis believed that, “Targeting America’s economy is most efficient way to draw the path of obliteration of America as well as the path of establishment of Khilipha (Caliphate.)”

This is from the Memorandum of Understanding governing the Town Hall debate.

The moderator will not ask follow-up questions or comment on either the questions asked by the audience or the answers of the candidates during the debate or otherwise intervene in the debate except to acknowledge the questioners from the audiences or enforce the time limits, and invite candidate comments during the 2 minute response period.
Candy Crowley accepted it and then violated it repeatedly


During her lively talk peppered with enjoyable Coulterisms about her new book, “MUGGED”, held at the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s Wednesday Morning Club in Beverly Hills on the 11th. of this month, Ann Coulter, the conservative enfant terrible and the New York Times best selling author of 6 books, described and exposed the golden age of racial demagoguery in America a period that lasted from the 1970s to the present day. She noted that his is the 7th. of her books to be on the “best seller” list. Liberals, she said, never learn that when you attack Ann Coulter the more books she sells!

White guilt, she went on to say, has never produced anything good but has allowed absurd notions, such as the KKK having undue influence in the New York Police Department, to proliferate.

The charge of racism is the atom bomb of accusations and one which has been exploited, whether valid or not, by race hustlers of every color and political stripe in America seeking to stay afloat in the swamp where their imposture as champions of the down-trodden, the dispossessed and the disenfranchised provides them with fame, fortune and endless opportunities to appear on television spouting their overtures of ingratiation.

For the first hundred years of American history, Coulter noted, the Liberal Democrats refused to treat blacks as human beings and for the second hundred years they have refused to treat them as adults.

This should come as no surprise when one considers that the Democrats are the party of the Ku Klux Klan, the party of segregation, the party of secession, the party of slavery and now the party of extreme left-wing socialism. They opposed the 1964 Civil Rights Act until they realized they could keep blacks oppressed by making them hapless wards of the nanny state, a permanent underclass that would vote for Democrats in election after election. They wrapped up the black community in the mantle of their own form of racism, the racism of low expectations out of which affirmative action is born a system which rewards the undeserving, results in inappropriate job placements and stigmatizes its presumed beneficiaries.


http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/en/news/12516/french_jewish_leader_radical_islamism_is_similar_to_nazism Richard Prasquier: Radical Islamism and Nazism Following a worrying rise of anti-Semitism and terrorist threats against Jews in France, the president of the French Jewish community umbrella organization CRIF, Richard Prasquier, has drawn a parallel between what he termed ‘radical Islamism’ and Nazism. In an op-ed published in the French newspaper ‘Le Monde’, Prasquier […]