Syria

Obama to Let In More Security Risks From Syria

Daniel Horowitz, Conservative Review

Now that R's have made it clear they will do nothing to stop Obama's amnesty for existing illegals, O is planning to bring in more people who will constitute or public charge, or worse, represent a security risk. The admin. will increase the number of refugees that are admitted from Syria.

Congress Should Tell Obama No to War Against the Islamic State

President Obama did the right thing by belatedly asking Congress for authority to go to war.  Congress also should do the right thing—by saying no.

Tea Party Republicans Highly Motivated to Vote in Midterms

Frank Newport, Gallup.com

73% of Tea Party Repubs. are very motivated to vote, much more than non-Tea Party Repubs. or other Americans. About one in four Americans continue to say they support the Tea Party. Tea Party Repubs. are most focused on deficit, Iraq and Syria.

Stop Squandering “Defense” Dollars on Rich Allies and Failed States

Capitol Hill hawks want to increase military outlays.  Yet most U.S. "defense" spending goes for rich allies and failed states. Washington should reduce its international responsibilities and then its military outlays accordingly.

Washington Should Back out Of Iraq’s New Civil War

The only serious alternative to fully reentering the war is to step back, making clear that the Islamic State’s neighbors will bear the cost of any further advances.

West: O's ISIS Operation Is a Farce & We're Losing

Allen West, AllenBWest.com

"The quasi-military operation being conducted in Iraq and Syria that has no name is a farce. It is a complete violation of every single principle of war — but then again, Obama doesn’t want to call it that so I guess he and Valerie Jarrett are doing just fine."

Fox News Contributor Added to Terrorist List

Douglas Ernst, Washington Times

Weekly Standard columnist & Fox News contributor Stephen Hayes took to twitter with an unexpected announcement: Homeland Security has added him to a terrorist watch list. When he tried to file a redress form about the designation on the DHS website, the form could not be processed.

Obama Defends Islam, Smacks Israel, American Racism at UN

Be Shapiro, Breitbart

Taking on issues ranging from Iran to Russia, from Ukraine to Syria, from global warming to Ebola, Obama pledged to utilize American might in service to the UN, speaking grandly of the beauty and power of the world’s least effective and most morally bankrupt international institution.

Rep. Tom McClintock: Giving Arms To "Carefully Vetted" Syrians A Blunder

In McClintock’s analysis arming the allegedly “carefully vetted” Free Syrian Army defies our experience in Afghanistan and Iraq where so-called “carefully vetted” local Islamic forces have turned their weapons against us.

ISIL is Not America’s War: Other Countries Should Fight Islamic State

Obama said he won’t introduce ground forces for combat against ISIL.  But airstrikes are no panacea.  The president will face pressure to escalate if his initial efforts fall short.

Obama’s ISIS Strategy Isn’t Reality Based

Angelo Codevilla, The Federalist

President Obama’s response to ISIS is another example of how our ruling class couples their illusions with whatever they find it convenient to do.

Obama Scared to Act In City Of Beheadings

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

Obama is scared to intervene in the Syria region where three Westerners have now been beheaded on video by the terrorist organization ISIS -- and a fourth, British aid worker Alan Henning, is being threatened.

Petition to Congress: No Blank Checks For Obama's Middle East War

No Blank Checks For Obama’s Middle East War!

To: U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner, and All Members of the House and Senate Republican Conferences

Waging War Is a Decision for Congress Alone

Andrew Napolitano, Reason.com

If the political class ignores James Madison's warnings, it will do so at its peril.

Why Should U.S. Defend Turkey From Islamic State When Turks Aided Extremists’ Rise?

The Islamic State is a much more significant threat against Middle Eastern states, such as Turkey, than it is to America. These nations also hold the key to the group’s defeat.  They have the interest and capability.  As Islamic nations they also have credibility. All that’s lacking is necessity. 

Defeat the Islamic State by Allowing Syria and Others to Kill Radicals

CHQ contributor Doug Bandow argues that rather than turn the Islamic State into a U.S. military priority, and take America into war, we should organize an Islamic coalition against the Islamic State. 

Trading For Bergdahl Means More Foleys

Ben Shapiro, Breitbart

With ISIS and al Qaeda now having unified in their quest to kill Americans, there is little doubt that kidnapping more Americans will be at the top of the priority list.

Obama's Secret Raid in Syria to Free U.S. Hostages Failed

Kristina Wong, The Hill

U.S. special forces attempted an unsuccessful rescue operation in Syria earlier this summer to free American journalist James Foley. Islamists recently released a video of the beheading of Foley.

Islamic State Beheads US Journo on Video

John Nolte, Breitbart

More than a year ago, James Foley, an American photojournalist was reported missing in Syria. Numerous reports claimed he had been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen. A new video has surfaced that appears to show Foley being beheaded alive by ISIS.

Obama’s New Containment Policy vs. Reagan’s Doctrine of “We Win, They Lose”

If Obama’s policy of “containment” of the Islamic State prevails, then we have just witnessed the first battles in a long war that will last until a President with Ronald Reagan’s courage stands up and decides that we win and they lose.