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Obama believes he can defeat ISIS with a good Public Relations Plan

By Jim Emerson, staff writer

Reeling from his idiotic “ISIS is contained” comment as the terror group killed 129 civilians in Paris, Obama is being perceived by the world as a leader with no coherent strategy and perhaps no particular interest in taking on Islamic murderers. After IISLAM MUSLIMS TERRORISTSSIS took credit for the terror attacks in Paris, Obama’s lack of a serious policy for fighting terrorism was exposed. And ISIS was no longer contained in the Middle East.

ISIS has demonstrated an ability to strike wherever they please, revealing Obama’s ISIS containment policy as nothing more than a pipe dream. The administration couldn’t spin the embarrassing disconnect between Obama’s claims and the spectacular set of coordinated attacks that shocked the world. The White House’s global fight against extremists is pathetically short on action and, as with all things “Obama,” long on talk and political posturing. Russia and France are leading the fight while America is sitting on the bench. MUSLIMS ISLAM TERRORISM 3

Obama has decided to blame his less than stellar performance as Commander in Chief on his administration’s faulty communication skills. That is, his strategy to contain the Islamic State didn’t work because it wasn’t clearly communicated to the American public or around the world. Only Obama would have the audacity to make such an idiotic claim.

Yet here he is, facing criticism at home and abroad for having no cogent plan to confront and defeat the world’s most dangerous terror organization. Only Barack Obama would find no shame in being considered feeble and incompetent when compared with the President of France who is taking the fight to the terrorists on their home turf. Russian forces are in Syria. But Obama is making his case for a steady and persistent campaign to shrink IOBAMA EXCUSESSIS territory using air power, drones and indigenous ground forces.

And let’s not forget diplomacy. History has shown sub-human, Islamic terrorists to be very receptive to laying down their arms for fear of receiving a moderate rebuke from a weak American president.

In short, the Regime will pass the entire mess off to the next administration and then criticize their response-whatever it may be- on MSNBC. Regardless of their policy, Obama will claim that his Administration did a superior job.  And it’s a safe bet that the media will give him a pass.

In the coming months, the White House will implement a full court Public Relations press to provide the American people with the appearance that the administration is actively conducting a winning campaign. And why not! It wasn’t long ago that the Regime hoped to convince Americans that the Benghazi attack was triggered by a YouTube video!

The Regime’s Public Relations scams are no longer working because the public knows that nothing which comes from the Obama White House can be depended upon as fact. But it hardly matters. Obama only needs to lie and cheat for one more year.

Thank God for that.

“A Christian Civic Leader’s Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis”

by TN Senator Mark Green, M.D. , Guest Writer

Center for Self Governance

Sen. Mark Green is a Tennessee State Senator representing the 22nd District and the president/CEO of Align MD. Dr. Green served as an army special operations flight surgeon assigned to the 160th Special Ops Aviation Regiment and was involved in the mission to capture Saddam Hussein. Dr. Green monitored and interviewed Saddam for 6 hours on the night of his capture, which led to his book “My Night With Saddam.” Dr. Green is a graduate of West Point.

Tennessee State Senator Green

As it became clear one of the Paris terror attackers traveled to France as a Syrian refugee, I rushed to social media, made calls and even wrote letters to oppose Syrian refugees coming to Tennessee. In the wake of this protective stance made by many, I received a Facebook post from an old friend who was a missionary in the organization my wife and I served as associate missionary staff years ago. It was essentially a rebuke for my stand to keep the refugees out of Tennessee. He quoted selected scripture and suggested I had somehow lost my way. I never second-guessed my decision as I returned to my Bible to answer the question: “How should a Christian resolve the dilemma of giving Christ-like charity while protecting our citizens from attack?”

In the Bible’s Book of Romans – a compilation on the basics of the Christian life, Paul is writing to the members of the Church at Rome. In chapter thirteen he addresses how Christians should interact with government with exceedingly clear text recording God’s expectations of government:

“Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted and they will be punished. For the authorities do not strike fear in people who are doing right, but in those who are doing wrong. Would you like to live without fear of the authorities? Do what is right and they will honor you. The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you. They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong. So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment, but also to keep a clear conscience.”

As an institution, God expects the government to punish individuals who choose to commit wrong and to honor those who live decently. This highlights two clear purposes God has for government leaders. First, we’re to establish an environment that encourages people to adhere to a set of values yielding a good and honorable life and a secure society. Further, the individual gain of a “clear conscience” results as a confirmation.

This passage is equally clear about what a person should expect from government. Thus, the second purpose for government is to restrain evil and protect the innocent. Civil leaders have a responsibility, an expectation to serve as tools of justice in the institutional role of government.

As a Tennessee elected official, one of my critical responsibilities is to protect the citizens of our state, which includes fostering the expectation for civic order and respect of our law.

Temporarily blocking the Syrian refugees from entering Tennessee when the risks are this high is the right response. The federal government has frequently admitted that complete background checks are impossible to conduct on the Syrians who clearly have terrorists hidden among their ranks.

Several relief organizations throughout the Middle East provide medical attention to refugee populations. In fact, one even exists inside Syria’s safe areas building schools and providing assistance on the ground. Tennesseans have the ability now to do good by financially supporting those organizations or volunteering to serve. Ample opportunity exists to do good while still protecting our population from those who clearly intend to manipulate this situation to their strategic advantage and commit evil. Who can assert the actions in Paris were not evil?

With the dual responsibility detailed in Romans 13, rest assured I’m committed to partner with Tennessee’s other leaders to create an environment that restrains evil and honors good and decency. In doing so, it allows me, to “keep a clear conscience.”

The “Language of Liberty®” series is a collaborative effort of the Center for Self-Governance (CSG) Administrative Team. CSG is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization, dedicated to training citizens in applied civics. The authors include trainers, administrative staff, selected students, and guest columnists. They may be contacted at info@tncsg.org

Our Non Serious President

By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer

Immediately after the San Bernardino murders, the Obama Regime instructed the FBI and other state and federal entities to keep the name of the shooters off the air and unknown to the American public. This was done in order that the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim Brotherhood and Jihadist front group, could be ahead of the curve in forming the narrative on the killings. And that is what happened as CAIR representatives contacted the brother-in-law of one of the shooters and plopped him in front of cameras at a CAIR-arranged press conference.

Farhan Khan (left); CAIR L.A. Executive Director Hussam Ayloush (right)

“There’s no comment. I mean, [the] investigation is going on. You would know what it is. I have no idea. I have no idea. Why would he do that? Why would he do something like this? I have absolutely no idea. I am in shock myself. I’m [a] normal person.” Such was the rambling, disconnected drivel offered by Farhan Khan, brother-in-law of San Bernardino killer Saeed Farouk, when asked if there was a religious element involved in the attack. According to Khan’s on-the-spot handler, CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush: “We don’t know the motive. Is it work, rage-related? Is it mental illness? Is it extreme ideology? At this point it’s really unknown to us and it is too soon for us to speculate.” Just 48 hours later, Ayloush lay claim to the blame-America narrative offered by leftists after 9/11 when he said, “Let’s not forget that some of our own foreign policy, as Americans, as the West, have fueled that extremism.” “We are partly responsible.”

CAIR is more than happy to blame America, our culture, our way of life and our beliefs for the attacks of Islamic terrorists. Obama, of course, is aligned with Islamic apologists throughout the country in blaming guns for events like that in San Bernardino. Raising the spectre of “weak” gun laws is an effective way to turn the attention OBAMA AND MUSLIMSof some Americans away from the failures of this administration; failures that include a woefully inadequate vetting process for refugees and immigrants.

Obama managed events after the killings in order that they might be in line with his narrative about Islamic Terrorism being so rare that criticism of Muslims must be driven by Islamophobia and not facts. Those facts, however, tell us that San Bernardino was “…the “75th Islamist-inspired terrorist attack or plot in the U.S.” since Sept. 11, 2001.

Political correctness, when added to the dangerous, anti-American agenda of Barack Obama will be the downfall of the country unless the American People wake up to the facts as they are. We have the “Clock Boy” suing for $15 million in what appears to be a dry run for additional money making schemes. Such plots effectively silence those who would otherwise “see something and say something.” It worked well enough that the neighbors of Saeed Farooq didn’t say anything about what they thought was a MUSLIMS AND OBAMAsuspicious situation.

The American people are under attack, but Barack Obama claims our fears are unfounded, that we are wrong to react in a way that Regime sycophants equate with Islamophobia. We have an administration that not only ignores the threats leveled at Americans, it helps to spread the ideology of our terrorist enemies. 

I didn’t agree with George Bush on everything, but at least I knew he was serious about providing a defense for this country and for the people in it.

Barack Obama is a non serious president; non serious about everything except advancing the agenda of the far left. That makes him a danger to the American people and to the nation.


A. G. Loretta Lynch, Obama Regime’s latest 1st Amendment opponent should resign

By Alec Rooney, Christian Action Network and CiR guest writer

If Loretta Lynch had a shred of understanding of her true role as Attorney General of the United States, she would be resigning about now.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch

So join the chorus letting her know that she should do just that. Sign the Christian Action Network’s petition calling for her resignation.

Immediately after 14 people were shot to death and nearly two dozen wounded in San Bernardino, Calif. last week, Lynch put on her top-nationwide-United-States-official hat and roundly condemned anyone who might dare speak ill of Muslims.

She even threatened prosecution of anyone whose words about Islam “edge toward violence.”

Who committed the atrocity in California? Why, it was Muslims. Acting in the name of Islam. The same kind of bitter, murderous, peace-and-freedom-hating malcontents who have been murdering and destroying all over the globe for nearly as long as anyone can remember.

San Bernardino killers Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik

When she made her “edge toward violence” warning, take a look at the kind of violence that had just occurred. Fourteen people dead, a variety of races, ethnicities and religions, gathered for a holiday party. Yet it is a new, as-yet-nonexistent, hypothetical violence on which she chose to focus.

On Pearl Harbor Day, no less.

The blood was barely dry on the pavement.

What about the victims, Ms. Lynch? What about their families? What about the rest of us out here, left wondering where the next vicious Islamic husband-and-wife murder team will choose to start killing Americans, and when?

San Bernardino murder scene

A real attorney general, at a time like this, addresses those concerns. She goes to the scene, offers comfort and even financial assistance to the families of the victims, makes a public pronouncement about how this kind of thing will not be allowed to occur again and that if it does, the perpetrators will without doubt, in the words of a recent president, be “brought to justice.”

She might even offer some words about killing innocent people in the name of religion, the danger of theocracy, the link that it all has to reckless, cynically partisan, self-serving immigration policy.

In a possible attack of conscience, but more likely an attack of backlash from pretty much every quarter, Lynch on Monday  “walked back” her comments on speech against Islam. The term used by Politico on Monday night was “recalibrate,” which makes it sound like more of a scientific, expert thing than the stumbling-backward-with-arms-flailing thing it more likely is.

Her retreat needs to be more complete than that. She hasn’t been in office all that long, having been sworn in last April, but after this weekend, her tenure has definitely been long enough.

Well-Funded Islamic State raised over $1 Billion Last Year

By Jim Emerson, staff writer

The most important requirement of terrorist groups is revenue. Fielding an Army of jihadists requires not just Muslim terrorists, but water, food, weapons, ammunition and transportation. This means the Islamic State needs cash and a lot of it in order to maintain its existence. Last year the Islamic State raised over $1 billion in revenue and captured some $50 billion worth of Iraqi weapons, the latter, courtesy of the Obama Administration.

The Islamic State is the ultimate predatory machine. It’s Army has  ISLAMIC STATE  been able to acquire large amounts of revenue in a short period of time by means of theft, ransom demands, extortion, taxation and smuggling. As a result, the terrorist organization remains a formidable force in Iraq, Syria, Libya and now Afghanistan.

The organization began with little or nothing when it first joined in the Arab Spring effort to remove Syrian President al-Assad. Initial funding for training and equipment may have come from the United States and supporting Arab nations. The probability of the terrorist group receiving support from Muslim nations was great    indeed. As a side note, existence of the terror group may be the reason so-called Syrian refugees are not moving to other Muslim nations but to Europe and the west.

Islamic State

According to the U. S. State Department, the Islamic State raised an estimated $500-$800 million from: seized Iraqi bank assets;    $20-$70 million from taxation; $100 million from oil trafficking; $25-$45 million from ransom demands; $10-$50 million in Agriculture theft, and border tariffs $10-$50 million. From retreating Iraqi Security Forces, the Islamic State captured an estimated $50 billion in weapons and vehicles.  As long as the Islamic State is able to acquire such extraordinary sums in cash and assets it will continue to exist. And like many “non-profits,” they benefit from the work of unpaid volunteers who carry out missions abroad thanks to a well-funded, internet-based propaganda ministry.

Islamic State Oil

The Islamic State’s highly successful methods of revenue generation make it a self-financed entity capable of operating outside of any formal financial system. The IS features diverse, non-centralized command and control and financial operations which make it difficult to directly attack financial structures or assets. As long as the Islamic State can sell oil below market price they will have income. Muslim neighbors will look the other way for a price to get smuggled oil on the market. And oil poor nations like China would love to help.

The Treasury Department is taking credit for halting financial aid to al Qaeda. However such tactics will not be very effective against the Islamic State since it doesn’t depend upon the same sources of income. If Obama were serious he would order the bombing of oil fields and pipelines.

Syrian Armed Forces

It is likely the Islamic State will be driven out of Syria, but the  group’s longevity will depend on the continued production of Northern Iraqi oil fields. To establish and grow the Caliphate, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi will need to establish a permanent means of providing for his followers. It’s doubtful that it will happen in his lifetime, if ever.