'There will be a price': Obama team reportedly fuming over Netanyahu visit
This comes on the heels of the WH announcing Barry is going to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abduallah. Barry has never been a fan of Israel and we would have to go all the way back to Carter to find another president who share the same sentiment. Something which has baffled me is how/why Barry was able to garner the Jewish vote in the second go around.
I had to laugh when I read Barry's upset about "departure" from protocol. Where was the protocol when he released the Gitmo 5 and declared amnesty?
In the world in which we live today he couldn’t find anything of interest to discuss with Bibi (aka “chickenshit” in this administration) like Iran building a nuke. Maybe it's because a Jew and a Muslim can’t get along. You really have to wonder about his priorities.
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Presidential pettiness in Obama-Netanyahu-Boehner dustup?
The Obama administration reportedly is fuming over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plans to address Congress in March regarding the Iranian threat, with one unnamed official telling an Israeli newspaper he will pay "a price" for the snub.
House Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu -- and the Israeli leader accepted – without any involvement from the White House.
In public, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest politely describes this as a "departure" from protocol. He also says the president will not meet with Netanyahu when he visits in early March, but has attributed that decision only to a desire not to influence Israel's upcoming elections.
But in private, Obama's team is livid with the Israeli leader, according to Haaretz.
"We thought we've seen everything," a source identified as a senior American official was quoted as saying. "But Bibi managed to surprise even us. There are things you simply don't do.
"He spat in our face publicly and that's no way to behave. Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price."
The anonymous quote was a throwback to when, last year, Atlantic magazine quoted another unnamed senior administration official calling Netanyahu a "chickenshit."
Administration officials, including Earnest, did not deny the quote at the time, though the White House stressed the criticism did not reflect how the rest of the administration views Netanyahu.
On Friday, Earnest once again was asked about tensions with the Israeli government. Asked if the decision to speak to Congress was a slap at the Obama administration, he said, "I certainly didn't interpret it that way."
As for the decision for Obama not to meet with his Israeli counterpart, he stood by the earlier explanation.
"This administration goes to great lengths to ensure that we don't give even the appearance of interfering or attempting to influence the outcome" of democratic elections abroad, he said.
Meanwhile, Haaretz also reported that Obama had directly warned Netanyahu to stop urging U.S. lawmakers to back legislation teeing up new sanctions against Iran.
Obama has threatened to veto such a bill, saying it could derail delicate talks over Iran's nuclear program – and Netanyahu's visit to Washington could give him an opportunity to further encourage sanctions legislation.
Haaretz reported that Israel's ambassador already has been urging members of Congress to support the measures. The newspaper reported that Obama told Netanyahu to stop during a Jan. 12 phone call.
On Friday, Earnest acknowledged that Obama and Netanyahu have a "fundamental disagreement" about the diplomatic talks with Iran.
"He doesn't share [the administration's] view," he said. But Earnest also said the "differences of opinion" do not undermine America's commitment to Israel's security.
As Obama officials often do, he described that commitment as "unshakable."
They call this assimilation? A country within a country? I was under the impression when you migrate to a country you adopt the rules and laws of said country. Not create your own. England and France both have a very liberal migration policy which has come back to bite them on the ass. The Muslim strategy from the very beginning was colonization NOT assimilation. I wonder how they feel now as Muslims are literally seizing their country.
When will they finally get the balls, drop the PC, and eradicate this vermin? The world as a whole has the might and the power to annihilate Islam. Reverse the situation and I wouldn't be writing this.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday decried the prospect of so-called "no-go zones," in which countries supposedly give up local control of certain areas to autonomous Muslim immigrants, days after Fox News issued several corrections in the wake of a guest's assertion that such areas exist in places like Britain and France.
In an address to the Henry Jackson Society in London, Mr. Jindal said that "in the west, non-assimilationist Muslims establish enclaves and carry out as much of Shariah law as they can without regard for the laws of the democratic countries which provided them a new home," according to prepared remarks.
"It is startling to think that any country would allow, even unofficially, for a so called 'no-go zone,'" Mr. Jindal said in the remarks. "The idea that a free country would allow for specific areas of its country to operate in an autonomous way that is not free and is in direct opposition to its laws is hard to fathom."
Asked later on CNN whether he was backing away about his comments on the existence of such areas, Mr. Jindal said, "not at all."
"And I'm also making a bigger and maybe even more controversial point: that radical Islam is a grave threat, that we need Muslim leaders to denounce the individuals, not just the acts of violence, and also that it is absolutely correct to insist on assimilation," said Mr. Jindal, whose parents came to the U.S. from India when his mother was pregnant with him.
Western societies have a right to "insist that people coming into our society, into our country adopt our values, adopt our language and understand they're coming to become" Americans or Britons, he said, going on to note that such assimilation to Western norms and integration in them "is so important if we want to prevent those 'lone wolfs' and to protect our society against this threat."
The remarks from the possible 2016 GOP presidential contender came several days after Fox News issued several corrections following comments from terror analyst Steve Emerson in which Mr. Emerson asserted that such areas exist in countries like France and Britain.
Mr. Emerson went on to say that there are cities, like Birmingham in the English Midlands, that are "totally Muslim, where non-Muslims simply just don't go in," and parts of London where "Muslim religious police" beat and wound "anyone who doesn't dress according to religious Muslim attire."
"To be clear," Fox host Julie Banderas said Saturday, "there is no formal designation" of these zones in either Britain or France and "no credible information to support the assertion there are specific areas in these countries that exclude individuals based solely on their religion."
(Just to be clear I read a report recently claiming there are places in London and surrounding areas where law enforcement refuses to go.)
Speaking to CNN Monday, Mr. Jindal cited a local example reported by the Daily Mail and said the bigger point is that "radical Islamists hate our values, threaten our way of life."
"They don't appreciate, they don't condone, they don't allow freedom of expression, self-determination," he said. "Anybody that thinks you should be killed for drawing a cartoon obviously is a terrorist, is somebody … we need to get rid of in our societies."
He went on to say that, regardless of whether no-go zones are formally acknowledged by the state, they can still become informally understood by the society.
"The fact that you've got people that … in some cases want to set apart their own enclaves and continue to hold onto their own values — I think that's dangerous … It's not a surprise to folks here that there absolutely are areas where people are less likely to go, there are areas where women feel like they have to wear veils."
In London, Bobby Jindal slams prospect of Muslim 'no-go zones'
Former FBI Special Agent K. Dee McCown wrote an open letter to Eric Holder. The response has been epic.
Here is the letter:
K. Dee McCown
College Station, Texas
December 28, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Attorney General Holder,
It is unlikely that we met while I served in the FBI. That being said, we served at the Department of Justice (DOJ) during the same years and on the same “team” conceptually speaking. During my service in the FBI I worked with a number of U.S. Attorney Offices in the United States to include a tour at FBIHQ where I worked with the Department of Justice (Main) on a daily basis.
I begin my letter with this comment to highlight that I am not a bystander on the topic of law enforcement in the United States. I worked and managed a variety of federal investigations during my 12 years of service in the FBI, to include the management of several Civil Rights cases in the State of Texas. In fact, during my last tour in the Bureau, I was an FBI Supervisor responsible for managing federal investigations in nine (9) Texas counties, many of which were rural; in places where one would suspect racism to flourish given the narrative often pushed by Hollywood and urban progressive elites like yourself. I performed this mission diligently and under the close supervision of two FBI managers; an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) and Special Agent in Charge (SAC,) both of which happened to be African American and outstanding law enforcement professionals. I also performed this mission serving side by side with a variety of law enforcement agencies at the Federal, State and local level.
I have observed you closely during your tenure as Attorney General and notably during these last tumultuous years; watching you negotiate a number of controversial public matters to include the ATF Fast and Furious scandal, Black Panther Party intimidation at voting booths, IRS targeting of American citizens (citizen groups opposed to the Obama Administration,) the ignoring of US Immigration laws, DOJ criminal indictments of select news reporters and your management of several high profile criminal investigations involving subjects of race, notably African Americans.
Until today, I chose to hold my tongue. However, with the assassination of two NYPD Lieutenants last weekend in New York City, at the hands of a African American man with a lengthy criminal record, fresh from his participation in anti-police activities; coupled with numerous “don’t shoot, hands up,” and “black lives matter” anti-police protests (some of which are violent) occurring daily around the nation, I am compelled to write you this letter.
To be blunt Mr. Holder, I am appalled at your lack of leadership as the Attorney General of the United States and your blatant politicizing of the Department of Justice. Your actions, both publicly and privately, have done nothing to quell the complex racial issues we face in our country and have done everything to inflame them. As the “top cop” of the United States, you share in the blame for much of the violence and protests we are now witnessing against law enforcement officers honorably serving throughout our nation.
During one of your first public speeches as Attorney General you made it a point to call America “a nation of cowards” concerning race relations. That speech, followed by other public announcements where you emphatically opined that the odds were stacked against African Americans in regard to the enforcement of law, your intention to change the law and permit convicted felons to vote after incarceration, and your changes to federal law ending “racial profiling,” are poignant examples of how detached you remain from the challenges faced by law enforcement officers serving in crime ridden neighborhoods throughout the nation. These opinions are also indicative of a man that lives and works in the elitist “bubble” of Washington D.C.
Your performance, as the nation’s Attorney General, during the Trayvon Martin case in Sanford, Florida and the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri clearly highlights your myopic view on this topic. Contrary to your embarrassing prejudgment in the Brown case and evasive post trial remarks on the Martin case, neither Brown nor Martin were targeted and/or killed because of their African American race. Rather, as non-emotive investigations determined, both teens died as a consequence of their own tragic and egregious behavior; behavior that involved a violent assault on a law abiding citizen in the Trayvon Martin case, and a violent assault on a young police officer in the Michael Brown case. Yet you, as the number one spokesman for law enforcement in the country, blame the deaths of these men on years of institutional racism and the alleged epidemic targeting of African American men by police departments around the country; nothing could be further from the truth. Following the Michael Brown case Grand Jury decision all you could muster was the following comment:
“The Department of Justice is currently investigating not only the shooting but also the Ferguson police department in what is called a “patterns and practices” inquiry to determine if the police department has engaged in systematic racism.”
So, let’s get this straight. At a decisive moment in history when our nation required a strong and unbiased voice from its’ senior law enforcement official, you Mr. Holder, made it your personal mission to join with other racial antagonist and politicize a tragic event, accusing a young white police officer of a racially motivated killing in what we now know was a justified self-defense shooting of a predatory felon. Your behavior is unbelievable. You sir, have sacrificed your integrity on the altar of political expediency. You, Mr. Holder, are the “coward” and hypocrite you so loudly denounce when speaking of broken race relations in America.
Further to this point Mr. Holder, law enforcement officers around the country remain dismayed and shocked at the counsel you keep; that being your close relationship with none other than Al Sharpton, a racist “shake down artist” who spreads hate, divisiveness and the promotion of anti-law enforcement sentiment throughout the country; a tax evading fraudster who has unbelievably visited the White House over 80 times in recent years. It is simply beyond my comprehension as a former federal law enforcement professional, that you, the Attorney General of the United States, joined arms in common cause with a charlatan like “the Reverend” Al Sharpton; and it speaks volumes to your personal character and lack of professional judgment.
Violent crime, out of wedlock births, drug abuse, rampant unemployment and poverty found in many low-income minority neighborhoods are not a result of racist community policing and racial profiling as you so quickly assert, and frankly most law abiding Americans are exhausted of hearing this false narrative repeated time and again by you and others in the racial grievance industry. While no one, me included, would ever suggest that African Americans have not suffered from institutional racism in the past, I would strongly argue that we no longer live in the Mississippi of 1965, nor do we live in a country that even closely resembles the “Jim Crow” South of yesteryear. Those days, thankfully, are in the past as are the generations of Americans that supported such egregious behavior and endured such suffering.
Rather, Mr. Holder, we live in a day and time where the root cause of many problems faced in our African American communities can be attributed to the breakdown of civil order due to the rejection of institutional and family authority and the practice of counter-culture values; and most notably, from the absence of strong male leadership in fatherless black families. The reason that our local police officers are so often entwined in tragic events in black communities is because it is the police that have filled the void in these communities that should be occupied by moral and strong black men leading family units with Godly values. You, Mr. Holder, especially, should be thanking the police rather than persecuting them for the gap they fill in these communities because if it were not for the intervention of local police many African American neighborhoods would be in a state of total anarchy.
Yet tragically, you and your race-baiting colleague Al Sharpton (a paid media personality under contract with MSNBC news) choose to remain silent because to publicly speak this self-evident truth threatens to not only alienate and offend the most loyal voting constituency of the Democratic Party but diminish your and Al Sharpton’s self-serving power base in these suffering communities. God forbid that you would suggest individual citizens accept responsibility for their own behavior and the collective failure of their communities; it is so much easier for you and others like you to make excuses, play the victim card, and pander rather than address the real root causes that plague many low income neighborhoods.
Mr. Holder, the public is aware of FBI statistics that tell a different story than the one you and Sharpton preach. We know that young African American males, representing a tiny fraction of the U.S. population, are by far the greatest perpetrators of violent crime in America when compared to their peers in other ethnic groups, and, we know that citizens of African American descent overwhelmingly make up the majority of their victims. We also know that incidents where white police officers shoot and kill black perpetrators are rare and on the decline. We know further that although there are legitimate and bona fide Federal Civil Rights investigations in the United States worthy of pursuing, they are miniscule when compared to the false narrative portrayed by you, President Obama and Sharpton declaring rampant discrimination against African American men by police officers throughout the country. You are just plain wrong.
In closing Mr. Holder I will leave you with this thought; you were given a rare opportunity to lead with integrity during a variety of divisive and controversial issues during your tenure as the 82d Attorney General of the United States and rather than be a man of moral courage you chose instead to cower, further inflame racial tensions, advance false narratives and play progressive political activist.
Time and again you chose to “politicize” the mission of the Department of Justice rather than pursue justice and now, tragically, we are witnessing the fruits of your irresponsible behavior in the murder of two innocent police officers in New York City, assassinated by a man motivated by the flames of racial hatred that you personally fanned. How many more police officers will be injured or die in the coming days because of the perilous conditions you helped create in this nation. You, President Obama and Al Sharpton own this problem lock, stock and barrel and now it is your legacy.
As thousands of NYPD officers turn their collective back on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, another dishonest politician and Sharpton disciple, so too do countless Federal law enforcement officers turn our backs on you.
K. Dee McCown
FBI (1997 – 2008)
CC: Senator Mitch McConnell
Senator John Cornyn
Senator Ted Cruz
Senator Harry Reid
The Honorable Bill Flores
The Honorable John Boehner
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
EX-FBI AGENT'S EPIC OPEN LETTER TO ERIC HOLDER STUNS ADMINISTRATION