The president also explained a decision to lift the administrationâs self-imposed ban on transferring detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Yemen.
There are 56 Yemeni nationals who have been cleared for transfer but remain detained in Guantanamo.
The administration imposed the ban on transferring Yemeni detainees after the attempted 2009 Christmas Day bombing, a plot that originated in Yemen.
Human rights groups say reducing the population of detainees is a critical first step to closing the prison. There are currently 166 prisoners, including 86 who have been cleared for transfer.
Senior administration officials said the president would ask the Defense Department to pick a site in the U.S. to hold military proceedings.
But Mr. Obama faces tough obstacles. A bipartisan majority of lawmakers in Congress opposes transferring detainees to the U.S. And Congress has made it difficult to transfer detainees to other countries.
Rep. Howard âBuckâ McKeon (R., Calif.), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said that to close Guantanamo, the president must offer plans for the interrogation of future suspected terrorists, as well as what to do with detainees who canât be held for trial but are too dangerous to release.
Whenever domestic issues (and administration illegalities) get too hot, Obama always turns to al Qaeda and Gitmo to distract and deflect.Â He claimed again that al Qaeda is on the run:
Mr. Obama said the U.S. has turned a corner in the war with al Qaeda, in a speech that was a comprehensive statement of his national security views and policies.
Despite all the state-run and state-intimidated media headlines, Obama has simply reaffirmed his policy of targeting Americans with drone strikes:
Along with new guidelines for the drone program, Mr. Obama signaled an openness to more oversight, possibly including the creation of a secret court to oversee drone targeting. The administration for the first time Wednesday acknowledged that four Americans have been killed in drone strikes, three by accident.
Politicians arenât about to stop Obama or his secret targeting either:
Sens. Angus King, a Maine independent, and Marco Rubio (
R., Fla.) sought Thursday to add new checks on the administrationâs drone program, proposing a bill to require an independent review when American terrorist suspects are considered for targeted killings.
Knowing who Obama, his DOJ and his IRS deem terrorists (patriots, constitutionalists, 1st and 2nd amendment supporters, etc.), how long until he orders a strike on American soil?
Bet this helps answer that last question….
Nothing as wholesome and decent as the Boy Scouts could be allowed to exist unmolested by the degenerates comprising our ruling class. The BSA held out longer than most against the siege. Now it is giving in:
After lengthy and wrenching debate, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to open their ranks to openly gay boys for the first timeâŠ
OnMyHonor.Net is a coalition of people who have the character to defend scoutingâs values. From its statement in response:
The Boy Scouts of America has a logo that bears the phrase âTimeless Values.â Today, the BSA can no longer use this phrase in good faith. It has demonstrated by its actions that the organizationâs values are not timeless, and instead they are governed by changing tides of polls, politics and public opinion.
The saddest part of todayâs decision is what the organization is teaching our children and young people in the program.
The BSA is teaching our kids that when your values become unpopular, just change them.
The BSA is teaching our kids that when your convictions are challenged, just cave to peer pressure.
The BSA is teaching our kids that public opinion polls are more important than principles.
Today, the BSA is teaching our kids that you should not stand up for what is right instead you should stand up for what is popular.
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to âprepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.â
BSA is teaching our kids through its new mission that we donât make ethical and moral choices through the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law but we make them like an unprincipled politician does, by putting your finger in the air and seeing which way the wind is blowing or by looking at the latest polling results.
What kind of a message are we sending to young people about being brave when its top adult leaders donât even have the courage to stand up to the pressure of a militant lobby when the bullies in Washington DC, Hollywood or even some of their own renegade councils start pressuring and harassing them?
Giving in to them is the last thing that will prevent militant homosexuals from pushing their agenda even further. The BSA has already abandoned its principles. The next step backward toward the edge of the cliff â allowing openly homosexual adult scout leaders â is only months away.
We know what comes next after that, because we watched what happened when homosexuals infiltrated the Catholic priesthood. Children will be raped by perverts. Their bodies will be damaged; their minds will be shattered. They will be infected with lethal, ghastly, incurable diseases. The BSA will then be sued out of existence, constituting another progressive step forward toward our glorious rainbow future.
Fortunately OnMyHonor.Net is already laying the groundwork for a new character development organization to replace the corrupted BSA.
(I say instead of calling this organziation the boy scouts of america we call it now the GAY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, to be known as GSA.)
This Memorial Day, we honor the countless heroes who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to answer our country’s call to arms. Please take a few minutes to watch our Memorial Day Tribute featuring Norman St. Germain, Seaman First Class, USS Gambier Bay who spent 47 hours in the shark-infested waters of Leyte Gulf after his ship was sunk during WWII.
How the Media Solves a Problem Like the Woolwich Attack
The English vocabulary will soon be depleted of words, if everybody starts speaking like the mainstream media. In connection with the Woolwich killing, the media talked about “religious centres”, not “mosques”, a now obsolete word. Other archaic, disused terms are “Islam” and “Muslim”: we just say “man”, “woman” and as useful data we add their age.
A news flash on BBC Radio 5 Live delivered the information that, basically, a man had been killed in Woolwich by two men, and there were another man and a woman, both 29, involved. Of course it is that magic age, 29, that makes all the difference. There are plenty of men and women aged 29 who go around slaughtering and slaying, but thankfully none aged 28 or 30. How could anyone listening to that news flash be enlightened on the nature of the act by this kind of very general, non-specific “information”?
A TV news reporter, in a desperate attempt to exculpate Islam, said that there have been more Muslims than non-Muslims killed by Muslim attacks.
What does that mean? The first victims of Islam are Muslims themselves, that seems pretty obvious to me. The simplest way to realize that is to look at the Muslim-majority countries of the world and see in what terrible state they are. But this does not exonerate the doctrine of Islam and its violent nature.
The media commentaries seem to attach a lot of importance to finding out whether this was a “lone wolf” attack or had an organization behind it, the assumption probably being that lone wolves should provoke less concern, causing only a one-off incident.
If that is the assumption, it’s far from correct. If we have not had another 7/7 in London and generally the UK, it is because a vast amount of money and resources from our cash-strapped government has had to be allocated to the police and intelligence services’ task of keeping an eye on the “Muslim community”.
Finish reading HERE.
Now when the media speaks, it will be speaking only for buck ofama. Thus the scandals will be downplayed by all.
President Obama held a private meeting with top national security journalists on Thursday afternoon following his national security policy address at the National Defense University in Washington, POLITICO has learned.
Present at the meeting wereÂ Thomas Friedman, theÂ New York Times columnist;Â Gerald Seib,Â the Wall Street Journalâs Washington bureau chief;Â Fred Hiatt [the only non-lib -ed.],Â the editorial page editor of the Washington Post;Â David Igantius, the Washington Post columnist;Â Jeffrey Goldberg, the Atlantic correspondent and Bloomberg View columnist; andÂ Joe Klein, the Time Magazine columnist.
The meeting, which was scheduled to last for one hour but lasted for two, was held in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.
The ‘Plead the Fifth’ Administration
“In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” –Thomas Jefferson
This week’s congressional hearings into IRS abuse were illustrative of Leftist contempt for Rule of Law. For starters, it seems the only part of the Constitution that Barack Obama (former constitutional-law lecturer that he is) and his NeoCom lackeys know these days is the Fifth Amendment. And they even get that one wrong.
As the IRS targeted groups with “Patriot” or “Tea Party” in their names for audit or delay of tax-exempt status, one of its criteria was looking for organizations “educating on the constitution and bill of rights” (lowercase in the original inspector general report). Obviously, voters educated on the Constitution and Bill of Rights wouldn’t have elected Obama to begin with, but they also wouldn’t fall for shenanigans like the one pulled by Lois Lerner, the IRS official who directs the offending office. Hence the need for education.
Summoned before Congress, Lerner gave a statement claiming innocence — “I have not done anything wrong, I have not broken any laws, I have not violated any IRS rules and regulations, and I have not provided false information to this or any other congressional committee.” She then invoked her Fifth Amendment right to not incriminate herself, and refused to answer any questions.
Former Justice Department prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy explains, “To testify, by definition, is to agree to submit to cross-examination.” In other words, Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment right by making a statement at all.
Read it all HERE.
With the George Zimmerman case back in the spotlight, how come the same media refuses to tell us about the black mobs in Sanford?
Why this ignorant old fat of a RINO has to go!
McCain Accuses Tea Party Colleagues Of Pushing Dems Too Far
WASHINGTON (AP) âÂ A long-simmering feud between establishment Republicans and Tea Partyers broke into full view Thursday, with Sen. John McCain accusing younger colleagues of overplaying their hands and tempting Democrats to change Senate rules that protect the minority party.
Tactics for dealing with the governmentâs budget and debt became the latest quarrel In a string of them between McCain âsometimes joined by other traditionalist Republicans âand Tea Party champions such as Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and Marco Rubio of Florida.
Those four won Senate seats by defying the party establishment, and are shaking up the tradition-bound Senate with no-compromise, no-apology stands on key issues like debt and deficits, government spending and the use of drones in the war on terrorism.
McCain himself has defied Republican orthodoxy at times. But he was the partyâs 2008 presidential nominee, and he now is among those who say a minority party will accomplish little in the Senate if it canât find ways to cut deals with the majority.
Cruz, who like Paul is weighing a 2016 presidential bid, renewed his taunts of the party establishment in a speech Thursday on the Senate floor. The more accommodating Republicans, he said, are in cahoots with Democrats to raise the governmentâs borrowing limit by disabling the GOPâs ability to mount a filibuster threat that could be used to extract spending cuts from Democrats and the White House
Calling it âa dirty little secret,â Cruz said Republicans âwould very much like to cast a symbolic vote against raising the debt ceiling and nonetheless to allow our (Democratic) friends on the left side of the aisle to raise the debt ceiling.â
Earlier in the day, Lee angered McCain with similar remarks. Lee said Republicans should block a House-Senate conference designed to resolve budget differences because it might ease the Democratsâ effort to raise the governmentâs borrowing limit. That rankled the sometimes cantankerous McCain, of Arizona. He said the Tea Partyersâ tactics could embolden Democrats who are threatening to change Senate rules that now allow the minority party â or even just one senatorâ to block various actions.
Pope Francis Nullifies Redemptive Work of Jesus Christ
Now a LIBERAL FREAKING POPE decides to change the entire body of work that our LORD, Jesus Christ, preached on.
So much for the bible, according to this pope!
Read it all HERE.