5/25/15

Saudis 'already getting nukes'

Citing unnamed senior administration officials, The Times of London is reporting that Saudi Arabia has in fact followed up on its threats and made the “strategic decision” to get nukes from Pakistan, whose nuclear program Riyadh has paid for through the years. Some highlights:
“For the Saudis the moment has come,” a former American defence official said last week.
“There has been a longstanding agreement in place with the Pakistanis and the House of Saud has now made the strategic decision to move forward.”
While the official did not believe “any actual weaponry has been transferred yet”, it was clear “the Saudis mean what they say and they will do what they say”, following last month’s Iranian outline nuclear deal. His assessment was echoed by a US intelligence official who said “hundreds of people at Langley”, the CIA’s headquarters, were working to establish whether or not Pakistan had already supplied nuclear technology or even weaponry to Saudi Arabia.
“We know this stuff is available to them off the shelf,” the intelligence official said. Asked whether the Saudis had decided to become a nuclear power, the official responded: “That has to be the assumption.”

5/23/15

Ted Cruz sez...

"Since the administration has not been forthcoming with the information on both Iran's abysmal human rights record and military adventurism they are required by law to produce, Congress owes it to the nation to
demand it before we can judge any nuclear deal President Obama may strike with Tehran."  [ECS]

If Iraqi attitudes don't change, ISIS will triumph

If Iraqi attitudes don't change, the war against Islamic State is lost, writes Doyle McManus of  The LA Times. And Iraqi attitudes don't appear likely to change without more pressure from the United States — whether it comes from Obama or, 20 months from now, his unlucky successor. Read it all.  [BJS]

Cartoon: Paul Zanetti

[Paul Zanetti, Australia]

5/22/15

Barack Obama's Diary: My dazzling deal with Iran

Dear Diary: I am finding it increasingly vexatious the way others, like the Clintons, seem to attract media attention like flypaper attracts flies. I think it may be time to allow someone like Andrea Mitchell to 'accidentally' overhear some of my breakfast phone-calls from high-profile individuals like Bibi, Vlad, al-Baghdadi and Iran's Ayatolla  with whom I often exchange views over my Honeynut Cheerios. All of which reminds me that I must tell Valjar that I promised Bibi some more F35s and bunker-busters to stop him from  kvetching about my dazzling nuclear deal  with Iran.

5/20/15

President Zero..the dramatic evidence

TG, our eagle-eyed Alaska contributor sends this:
During the 3-1/2 years of World War II, that started with the
Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941
and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945,
"We the People of the USA" produced the following:
22 aircraft carriers,
8 battleships,
48 cruisers,
349 destroyers,
420 destroyer escorts,
203 submarines,
34 million tons of merchant ships,
100,000 fighter aircraft,
98,000 bombers,
24,000 transport aircraft,
58,000 training aircraft,
93,000 tanks,
257,000 artillery pieces,
105,000 mortars,
3,000,000 machine guns, 
and 2,500,000 military trucks.

We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services,
invaded Africa,
invaded Sicily and Italy,
won the battle for the Atlantic,
planned and executed D-Day,
marched across the Pacific and Europe,
developed the atomic bomb,
and ultimately, with our allies,  
conquered Japan and Germany.

It's worth noting,
that during the almost exact amount of time,
the Obama Administration couldn't even build a
medical insurance web site that worked
 .

5/19/15

The media's sinister Bin Laden blind eye

SEYMOUR HERSH HAS DONE THE PUBLIC a great service by breathing life into questions surrounding the official narrative of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Yet instead of trying to build off the details of his story, or to disprove his assertions with additional reporting, journalists have largely attempted to tear down the messenger.  

Barrels of ink have been spilled ripping apart Hersh’s character, while barely any follow-up reporting has been done to corroborate or refute his claims—even though there’s no doubt that the Obama administration has repeatedly misinformed and misled the public about the incident. Even less attention has been paid to the little follow-up reporting that we did get, which revealed that the CIA likely lied about its role in finding bin Laden, which it used to justify torture to the public. [BJS]

5/18/15

How true is this version of the killing of Osama?

Adnan Khan explains why Seymour Hersh’s controversial story about the al Qaeda leader’s killing could be true—and demands our attention. Read it all  [BJS]

5/15/15

Smile of the Day [3]

Flying on Air Force One, Obama looked at Oprah, chuckled and said, "You know, I could throw a $1,000 bill out of a window right now and make somebody very happy."
Oprah shrugged and replied, "I could throw ten $100 bills out of a window and make ten people very happy.. "
Michelle added, "That being the case, I could throw one hundred $10 bills out of a window and make a hundred people very happy.. "
Hearing this, the captain rolled his eyes and said to his first officer: "Such big-shots back there. I could throw all of them out of a window and make 56 million people very happy." [ECS]

Smile of the Day [1]

What's the difference between Obama and God?
God doesn't think he's Obama.
[ECS]

Smile of the Day [2]

Bill Clinton is jogging around DC. A ho sees him and yells out, "Fifty dollars!" He's tempted, but calls back, "Five!" She turns away while Bill continues his jog.
A few days later, Bill is jogging in the same area and sees the same ho. "Fifty!" she yells. "Five!" he answers her. No sale.
The next week, Hillary decides to go jogging with Bill. They're running through the same area, and the ho is there again. She sees Bill and Hillary together and yells: "See what you get for five dollars?" [ECS]

5/13/15

Ted Cruz sez...

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Wednesday filed an amendment to the Trade Act of 2015 to lock in assurances that this legislation cannot be used to change federal immigration law.
"The Obama Administration has repeatedly assured Members of Congress that there is nothing in the Trade Act of 2015 that would allow the President to unilaterally make changes to federal immigration laws. I agree, and we should put it in writing and make it binding law," said Cruz. "I am a strong supporter of free trade, but I cannot support legislation that would allow the President to once again circumvent Congress to enact his own immigration laws. Since the Obama Administration has emphatically argued that TPA will not affect immigration, it should support this amendment, which makes that promise explicit." [ECS]

5/12/15

Cartoon: Nate Beeler

[Nate Beeler, Columbus Dispatch]

Joke of the Day...

A Community Activist, a Race-Baiter and a Straw Man walk into a bar
and the bartender says: “Hello, Mr. President."