From Reuters, Israel has bombed Syria for the second time this week. Powerful explosions rocked the outskirts of Damascus early Sunday. Syrian state television said Israeli rockets had struck a military facility just north of the capital. Earlier this week, Israel carried out a bombing run to prevent missile transfers to Islamist militants (VIDEO). President Barack Obama defended Israel’s right to bomb targets inside Syria to protect themselves. Syria is a tinderbox about ready to explode and we have a “dithering” president who makes claims of acting if a “red line” was crossed and then backs off as he does with domestic policy like the clueless over his head “Community Organizer” in Chief he is. Being President is just a little different when you play chicken against those in the Middle East than the GOP isn’t Barack? Obama is between a “Barack” and a hard place and has no idea what to do. How’s that Arab Spring working out for you Mr. President?
Israeli jets devastated Syrian targets near Damascus on Sunday in a heavy overnight air raid that Western and Israeli officials called a new strike on Iranian missiles bound for Lebanon’s Hezbollah.
As Syria’s two-year-old civil war veered into the potentially atomic arena of Iran’s confrontation with Israel and the West over its nuclear program, people were woken in the Syrian capital by explosions that shook the ground like an earthquake and sent pillars of flame high into the night sky.
“Night turned into day,” one man told Reuters from his home at Hameh, near one of the targets, the Jamraya military base.
Amateur VIDIO of huge Explosion outside Damascus, Syria
Israeli warplanes bombed the outskirts of Damascus early Sunday for the second time in recent days, according to Syrian state media and reports from activists, signaling a sharp escalation in tensions between the neighboring countries that had already been exacerbated by the conflict raging in Syria.
Though there was no official confirmation that Israel had carried out the attack, the Israeli military later announced that it had deployed two of its Iron Dome rocket defense batteries near its northern border in response to what it called “ongoing situational assessments.”
Videos posted on the Internet by activists showed a huge fireball erupting on Mount Qassioun, a landmark hill overlooking the capital on which the Syrian government has deployed much of the firepower it is using against rebel-controlled areas surrounding the city.
Political Correctness: AP Stylebook Revises Definition of ‘Islamist’ as AP Caves PC Pressures … Term “Islamist,” Will No Longer Be Used To Describe “Islamic Fighters, Militants, Extremists Or Radicals”
If it looks like an Islamist, walks like an Islamist and talks like an Islamist, geuess what AP … It’s an Islamist.
Remember when the journalist news used to be about reporting the news and not about worrying whether someone felt uncomfortable? Now the AP wants to redefine the enemy of the United States. How about a new definition for the AP … gutless, politically correct cowards?
This is yet another example why many have no trust or respect in the MSM. Just days after dropping “illegal immigrant” from its influential stylebook, the Associated Press has revised its definition of another politically charged term, Islamist. The AP stated that it will no longer use the term ”Islamist” to describe an Islamic fighters, militants, extremists or radicals. Instead, the AP now defines an ”Islamist” as an “advocate or supporter of a political movement that favors reordering government and society in accordance with laws prescribed by Islam. Of course this was a result of the cowards at AP succumbing to the pressures of CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Yup, here is one of the Islamists that the AP refuses to define as an Islamic Fighters, Militants, Extremists Or Radicals
Following on the heels of the Tuesday decision by The Associated Press to discontinue use of the term “illegal immigrant,” the news agency on Thursday revised its stylebook entry for another politically charged term. The term “Islamist,” the AP clarified in a Thursday afternoon alert to online stylebook subscribers, should not be used as “a synonym for Islamic fighters, militants, extremists or radicals.”
“Islamist” is frequently used as a label for conservative Islamic political movements, particularly Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, the group’s Palestinian offshoot. It generally carries a negative connotation.
The AP first added the term to its stylebook in 2012. The definition initially read:
Supporter of government in accord with the laws of Islam. Those who view the Quran as a political model encompass a wide range of Muslims, from mainstream politicians to militants known as jihadi.
Just how gutless and politically correct has the AP become? These folks are more worried about if they upset terrorists than they are in correctly and accurately reporting the news. If these jokers were around in the 1940′s I am guessing that they would have provided cute and flowery definitions for the term Nazi’s and fascists.
Sorry, but we will continue to use the term “Islamist” as it is meant to be and for effect we will add the term radical jihad Islamist fascist for effect.
Posted April 6, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Last week the remarkable comments came from a senior member of the Barack Obama State Department stating, “the War on Terror is over”. The comment left most Americans scratching their collective heads wondering how someone in the State Department could have such an out of touch opinion when it comes to the war on terror.
However, the American people by an overwhelming majority reject the notion that the war on terror against radical Islam is over. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, 79% of Americans believe that tjhe war on terror IS NOT OVER! There are only a delusional and misguided 11% who think that it is.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 11% of Likely U.S. Voters think the war on terror is over. Seventy-nine percent (79%) say that war, declared after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, is not over. Another 11% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
So how could anyone in the Obama State Department think that the war on terror is over? Maybe its the same folks who wanted to change the term “global war on terror” to “Overseas Contingency Operation”.
There is a saying that we are supposed to learn from history, otherwise we are destined to repeat it. As stated at The Foundry,the worst thing that the United States could ever do is develop a mentality of complacency when it comes to the war on terror. We ask that important post 9-11 question, HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN?
The worst thing the United States could do now is adopt an air of complacency. Combating the continued threat of terrorism requires not only continued reliance on existing counterterrorism and intelligence tools, such as the PATRIOT Act, but also enhancing cooperation among federal, state, and local authorities, as well as mutual trust and partnerships with Muslim communities throughout the United States.
The fact that the U.S. has not seen a large-scale successful attack since 9/11 truly points to the success of our counterterrorism systems. Future success, however, requires that the nation continue to remain vigilant.
More Barack Obama, “Hope & Change” … Israel foreign policy version.
It would appear that Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is none to amused Obama’s “hopey, changey” views of Israel-Palestinian peace. Following Obama’s comments regarding Israel and the 1967 borders, Netanyahu gave a novice US President a lecture and history lesson and what can only be described as a “foreign policy” biotch slap was Obama looked on.
Netanyahu basically said to Obama regarding the 1967 borders … IT AIN’T GOING TO HAPPEN.
The New York Times reported that the telephone conversation was “furious” and that the prime minister “reacted angrily to (U.S. President Barack Obama’s) plan to endorse Israel’s pre-1967 borders for a future Palestinian state.”
The position essentially embraced the Palestinian view that the state they hope to build in the West Bank and Gaza Strip should largely be drawn along the lines that existed before the June 1967 war in which Israel occupied both territories.
As reported at the Gateway Pundit, it looks like Sarah Palin is offering Barack Obama a history lesson as well. Last night Sarah Palin appeared with Judge Jeanine Pirro to discuss the recent comments by Barack Obama and Israel must go back to the 1967 borders. Sarah Palin chastised President Obama for seeking a Middle East peace agreement at the expense of Israel’s territory. Obama says that it should not be divided but also said there should be a swap. Swap what?
Imagine Barack Obama lecturing Netanyahu the importance of peace. That is comical on its face. Like any Jew in Israel need to be told that by Obama.
Gene Simmons (KISS) Slams Obama on His Anti-Israel Policy: “He Has Fu*king No Idea What the World Is Like” … MUST WATCH VIDEO
Barack Obama Lost in Smallness … The KISS Edition …
Add Gene Simmons to the list of disillusioned 2008 individuals who voted for Barack Obama and will not be doing to in 2012. This is a must watch and priceless VIDEO.
In an interview with CNBC’s Jane Wells, former front man of the rock n’ roll bad KISS, Gene Simmons ripped President Barack Obama a new one on his proposal to weaken Israel in support of the Hamas-Fatah alliance and the 1967 borders. Simmons said, “He has no fu*king idea what the world is like” No truer words have been stated. Yet another reason why I always loved KISS. This is a must watch interview and the growing mood of many who previously voted for Obama. As Simmons said in the interview as to the reason why he voted for Obama, “I voted for and idea and got an idealist.” This is a must watch.
“How about you live there and try to defend an indefensible border?… He has no fu*king idea what the world is like.”
Rockers get it, too bad Obama doesn’t. It’s safe to say that after Obama’s comments regarding Israel going back to the 1967 borders, Beth I hear you crying because Obama just has no clue and its shameful that he would openly back the Palestinians over our greatest ally in the Middle East. From Detroit Rock City and across the country and for all those who love to Rock n’ Roll All Night know that Barack Obama is 100% wrong and will suffer a damning blow for this in the 2012 Presidential election.
Not so Southern comfort …
So how secure is the Mexican-US border? Is drug and human trafficking really the United States biggest fear on our Southern border? Hardly. It appears that the terrorist group Hezbollah is opening up shop across the Mexican border. Could you imagine that terror groups are now partnering with Mexican drug cartels and we are told by our government that all is well.
A terrorist organization whose home base is in the Middle East has established another home base across the border in Mexico.
“They are recognized by many experts as the ‘A’ team of Muslim terrorist organizations,” a former U.S. intelligence agent told 10News.
The former agent, referring to Shi’a Muslim terrorist group Hezbollah, added, “They certainly have had successes in big-ticket bombings.”
Some of the group’s bombings include the U.S. embassy in Beirut and Israeli embassy in Argentina.
However, the group is now active much closer to San Diego.
But nothing to fear as Atlas Shrugs states, imagine an Iranian proxy jihad group infiltrating the US, a Muslim group with huge “success in big ticket bombings” — but not to worry, Obama tells us our borders are safe. When will the US ever take the issue of the Mexican border serious? Will it take another terror act to occur for our government to get serious?