Friday, October 12, 2012

It's Friday!

And you know what that means....

Did you know that Omar Khadr targeted Canadian soldiers? It's a good thing he'll be out on the streets very soon.

If you want updates on this, the CBC, the same publicly funded news agency that declared Obama the winner of the first presidential debate, will provide one with up-to-date information.

They have to.

Biden fact-checking:

Iran continues to actively try and influence events in Afghanistan througha multi-faceted approach involving support for the Karzai government, economic andcultural outreach to the population, while covertly supporting various insurgent groupsand political opposition groups. Tehran's support for the Government of Afghanistan is reflected in its diplomatic presence as well as numerous Iranian NGOs active in the country. Tehran has also pledged over a billion dollars in aid, but has actually paid only small fraction. Iran has used the threat of repatriating the large Afghan refugee population residing in Iran as a lever to influence the Government of Afghanistan...

Iran's support to Palestinian groups-including HAMAS, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command-produced improvements in the groups' capabilities and increased the threat to Israeli and U.S. interests in the region. Iranian training and material support assisted HAMAS in the development of the Qassam rocket, extending the range to 40km. Iran continues to
supply weapons, money, and weapons components to Palestinian extremist groups that are then smuggled into Gaza through tunnels in the Philadelphi corridor. Iran may have assisted Gaza-based Palestinian groups in producing rockets whose range may now exceed 40km

With sufficient foreign assistance, Iran could probably develop and test an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the United States by 2015. Iran could also have an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) capable of threatening Europe. In late 2008 and early 2009, Iran launched the Safir, a multi-stage space launch vehicle, which indicates progress in some technologies relevant to ICBMs.

In 1982, then-Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., voted for the Human Life Federalism Amendment, which contradicted Roe by declaring that “the right to an abortion is not secured by this Constitution.” The Florida Catholic Conference of Bishops recalls the Hatch Amendment as a “turning point in [the] pro-life cause.”

With regard to the assault on the Catholic church, let me make it absolutely clear, no religious institution, Catholic or otherwise, including Catholic Social Services, Georgetown Hospital, Mercy Hospital, any hospital, none has to either refer contraception, none has to pay for contraception, none has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any insurance policy they provide. That is a fact,” Biden falsely claimed.

“Now, I’ve got to take issue with the Catholic church and religious liberty,” Ryan retorted.  “Why would they keep — why would they keep suing you? It’s a distinction without a difference.”

How funny is it now, Mr. Biden?

Footage from closed circuit cameras from the American embassy in Libya paint a different story from the one the Obama administration keeps repeating:

Video from the compound’s cameras debunk the initial line from the Obama administration that there was a protest in front of the consulate on the night of the attacks, according to one of the U.S. intelligence officials who has seen the footage, and a senior Obama administration official familiar with what they show.
The videos were filmed from multiple closed-circuit cameras throughout the compound, and are at times grainy and hard to decipher. There are also some gaps. There is no footage, for example, of Ambassador Chris Stevens going into the safe room where he eventually died from smoke inhalation. The footage at the gate of the compound is taken from an angle that filmed the attackers from the side, so the people in the crowd can mostly be seen in profile.

At the same time, there was evidence that countered this assessment. An initial investigation by congressional Republicans alleged that the families of local Libyans serving for a contractor to provide security at the consulate were urged in the days before the attack to have the guards not show up to work on Sept. 11. U.S. intelligence officers also knew of four suspects within 24 hours of the attack that had links to Ansar al-Sharia, a local jihadist organization with some ties to al Qaeda’s regional affiliate for north Africa.

The video footage also supports the accounts of four diplomatic-security officers who were at the Benghazi compound and who initially responded to the attack. On Sept. 17, these officers told State Department investigators in formal briefings that there was no spontaneous protest the night of the attack, U.S. officials tell The Daily Beast. This information was what led the State Department to conclude there was no protest at the consulate on the day of the attacks, according to these officials.

Nonetheless, White House spokesman Jay Carney continued to say until Sept. 20 that the Benghazi assault resulted from a protest over the Internet film.

Because he's Mark Steyn:

In the days before the attack, Joe Biden had been peddling his Obama campaign slogan that: "Bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is alive." The first successful terrorist attack on U.S. sovereign territory since 9/11, and on the very anniversary and by al-Qaida-linked killers, was not helpful to the Obama team. And so the nature of the event had to be "politicized": Look, over there – an Islamophobic movie! "Greater love hath no man than this," quoth the President at Chris Stevens' coffin, "that a man lay down his life for his friends." Smaller love hath no man than Obama's, than to lay down his "friend" for a couple of points in Ohio.

The shrunken feather in the Obama administration's cap is the death of the man who masterminded one of the worst mass murders in history (and only after the president slept on it) and only after ten more like him filled the void when he hid out in the seemingly friendly nation of Pakistan. What else does this administration have to run on? Oh yes! Big Bird:

The United States is the first nation in history whose democracy has evolved to the point where its leader is provided with a wide-body transatlantic jet in order to campaign on the vital issue of public funding for sock puppets. Sure, Caligula put his horse in the Senate, but it was a real horse.

Best line in the column.

What does it say about a failed administration and its gaggle of rape-anxious followers when the most pressing issue of the day is Sesame Street?

Without melodrama, one can truly say they are witnessing the fall of the Roman Empire festooned with the tattered Stars and Stripes.

And now, the origin of spices.

(With thanks to all)


Black Mamba said...

Did you know that new or whatever she's calling herself objects to your picture of a black dog? How insensitive of you not to anticipate the disgusting phobias of lunatic Iranians. Tsk tsk.

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

You know, I saw that and I wasn't sure how to respond because I have no idea what new (or whoever) said to me. I think he said I was a Chinese atheist.

Them's fighting words.

I think.