We need to do something!
With the barbaric Islamic State now controlling large portions of Iraq and Syria, and inflicting rape, torture and even beheading on those who do not conform to their fundamentalist interpretation of Islam, it is imperative that they must be stopped.
So yes, we need to do something. But that "something" is not more violence and war. Answering violence and war, with more violence and war, is always part of the problem, not part of the solution. more >>
The leaders of a Roman Catholic peace movement and network have stated that they disagree with American-led airstrikes on terror group ISIS in Syria, arguing that all they do is place more innocent people in danger and serve as a recruiting tool for the Islamic militants.
"We believe that especially the expansion of bombing is more likely to create significant recruiting bonanza for some of the extremist groups, ISIS included," Marie Dennis, Pax Christi International co-president, told Catholic News Service.
"The Islamic State, ISIS, is very well funded and steps must be taken to identify the sources of their funding and to stop them." more >>
President Barack Obama has sparked a storm of criticism over what many have branded a disrespectful act to the military when he saluted a pair of United States Marines while holding a Styrofoam cup of coffee in his hand on his arrival in New York City for the 2014 United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.
The White House first posted a short video clip of the incendiary salute on Instagram Tuesday showing him with First Lady Michelle Obama in tow.
"President Obama just landed in New York for #UNGA2014," the White House noted in part of the message accompanying the video. more >>
Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza avoided jail time and instead was sentenced by a federal judge on Tuesday to spend eight months in a community confinement center during five years of probation after pleading guilty to a campaign finance law violation.
D'Souza, 53, admitted last May to exceeding donor limits in 2012 by arranging for others to give to the New York Senate campaign of Wendy Long, a Republican. He illegally reimbursed two "straw donors" who donated $10,000 each to what turned out to be Long's unsuccessful campaign.
"I'm thankful and relieved that the judge refused all attempts by the government to lock up my friend Dinesh D'Souza," said Gerald Molen, the Oscar-winning producer of D'Souza's 2012 documentary, "2016: Obama's America," upon hearing the sentence. "Putting him behind bars would have served no useful purpose. I commend the judge for his action." more >>
U.S. President Barack Obama praised Middle Eastern allies who assisted in targeted airstrikes against ISIS in the Islamic terrorist group's stronghold in Syria early Tuesday ahead of his trip to the United Nations in New York where he is expected to build support for his global coalition against the terrorists Wednesday.
"I made clear as part of this campaign the United States would take action against targets in both Iraq and Syria so that these terrorists can't find safe haven anywhere. I also made clear that America would act as part of a broad coalition and that's exactly what we've done. We were joined in this action by our friends and partners: Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain and Qatar," Obama said in a televised address to the nation Tuesday morning.
"America is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with these nations on behalf of our common security. The strength of this coalition makes it clear to the world that this is not America's fight alone. Above all, the people and governments in the Middle East are rejecting ISIL and standing up for the peace and security that the people of the region and the world deserve," he added. more >>
You are not going crazy. You are not delusional. You are not making things up. You are not seeing things. You are rational, decent and aware. You are a normal human being who does not work for the MSM or belong to the Democrat Party (aka the Progressives, aka the Leftists, aka the Ted Kennedy/Bill Clinton Murder/Molestation Fan Club.) Because those people are crazy, are delusional and do make things up. And unfortunately, they are ideologically obedient and humanity absent.
We can start with foreign policy. Is anyone going to notice that John Kerry is more interested in protecting the brand of Islam - continually making the claim that we need to remind ourselves that Islam is peaceful - than killing ISIS members and Islamists? Pro tip, medal thrower; kill all the radical Islamists and you won't have to remind us of how peaceful Muslims are.
Is anyone going to notice that President Obama's comments on "optics" are amazingly dense? Much was made of the "optics" of his decrying beheadings in the morning and then golfing in the afternoon. The reason, according to the White House flack office, was sports "clears the mind." more >>