Testimony: The regional implications of an Iranian nuclear dealIran is a belligerent in the regional sectarian war that is raging in Iraq and Syria. What, then, are the implications of a possible nuclear weapons deal for the region?...Iran seeks nuclear weapons in order to deter any potential attack against it by the United States or Israel. This is part of their larger strategy to create a regional Persian hegemony and expel Western influence. Iran is unlikely to abandon its nuclear program, even though doing so would enrich and stabilize the country. Even if Tehran completely reversed its attitude towards the US, that would not be enough to bring Iran into alignment with our interests. A nuclear deal is not the solution to all the problems in US-Iran relations. A new strategy must be formulated to assist the majorities in Iraq and Syria who reject al-Qaeda and Iranian dominance, a strategy that relies on continued sanctions, air power, intelligence, and aggressive diplomacy. http://www.aei.org/speech/foreign-and-defense-policy/regional/middl...5.South Dakota GOP Passes Resolution Impeaching nObamaThis past weekend, the South Dakota GOP passed a resolution at their state convention calling for the impeachment of Barack nObama. According to the Argus Leader, delegates to the convention voted 191 to 176 in favor of the resolution...Allen Unruh of Sioux Falls sponsored the resolution. Unrah said, “I’ve got a thick book on impeachable offenses of the president.” He pushed for South Dakota to “send a symbolic message that liberty should be the law of the land.” The resolution cited a few of the reasons that Unruh believes calls for nObama’s impeachment. They included the release of the five Taliban terrorists without following the law and informing Congress, nObama’s abuse of executive orders, and the illegal enacting of laws bypassing Congress through federal agencies. http://www.tpnn.com/2014/06/26/south-dakota-gop-passes-resolution-t...6.Treasonous Democrats Call for nObama Dictatorship!Granted, the Democrat Party, the party that “booed” God loudly three times at their 2012 convention, probably have a huge problem with the “So help me God” closing, but, nevertheless, they promise to follow the U.S. Constitution...The beginning body of the U.S. Constitution, Article, I, Section 1, states that “ALL” legislative powers are obtained by the Congress of the United State, not Barack Obama. In one clear, easy to understand sentence, the longest serving Constitution in world history states: “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Represent.” http://www.tpnn.com/2014/06/27/treasonous-democrats-call-for-obama-...7.Gaza surveillance cameras pick up Israeli strike on terroristsIsrael confirmed carrying out the targeted killing of Osama Hassumi, 29, and Mohammad Fatzih, 24, on Friday, charging that they were involved in a cell responsible for repeated rocket fire on Israel’s southern cities...over the past several weeks and were planning terror attacks on Israeli civilians. “Militants, like Hassumi and Fatzih, attacking Israel from Gaza, are not safe, do not have immunity, and will not be free to plan, plot and operate. We will continue to strike the instigators and agitators with patience, determination and precision. Gaza rocket terrorism does not pay,” said IDF spokesperson Lt. Col. Peter Lerner on Friday. http://www.timesofisrael.com/watch-gaza-surveillance-cameras-pick-u...8.ISIS plans to smash borders of Mideast mapISIS’ web magazine began in June and has just published its fifth issue. Its fourth issue talks about redrawing the map of the Middle East, and on its cover shows ISIS fighters crossing between Syria and Iraq without any sign of a demarcation between the two countries...The web magazine is published every Saturday. The article seeks to justify creation of an Islamic caliphate to re-establish the Middle East region before it was carved up by the British and French following World War I. In outlining how it is reshaping the Middle East map, ISIS in said its goal is to correct an injustice that goes back to a secret arrangement between the British and French, known as the 1916 Sykes-Picot Treaty. That treaty created the countries of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan and later contributed to Israel’s creation. Middle East experts say some of these nation-states won’t survive in their present form, and while some will, the bottom line is the United States won’t be able to stop a process that is well underway. http://www.wnd.com/2014/06/isis-plans-to-smash-borders-of-mideast-map/9.ISIS Vowed To Destroy Mecca
Some Middle East news and countless other social media sites in Arabic are disturbed over some tweets that claim they were sent by Abu Turab Al-Maqdisi, a spokesperson for the ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria)...The tweets stated that the head of the ISIS, Al-Baghdadi intends to destroy the Ka’ba, the holiest shrine to Islam. Regardless, the destruction of sites associated with early Islam is a fact and has been an on-going phenomenon that has occurred mainly in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. The demolition has focused on mosques, burial sites, homes and historical locations associated with the Prophet Muhammad and many of the founding personalities of early Islamic history. The reason for much of the demolitions is that Wahhabists and Salafists believe that Muslim traditionalists go too far and see that even touching objects is considered iconic and thus is viewed as idol worship. http://shoebat.com/2014/06/28/isis-vowed-destroy-mecca/10.The War Muhammad Promised Us; The Great Tribulation
Anthony said: “It is hard to imagine how the planet can continue much longer, judging by the rate it is descending into barbarism.”...What is happening Anthony is that we are approaching a revival of a dark history when Islam proudly built pyramids out of human skulls and made blood flow in ravines. And when you see this revival of Islam complete is when you will look back at our current time now and say: “these were the good old days”.These fighters who gather in Iraq and Syria are not there for the primary goal to fight Maliki and Assad. Abu Omar, a Sunni jihadist fighting in Aleppo said, “If you think that all these mujahideen came from around the world to fight Assad, you are mistaken. All of them came here as it was foretold and promised by the Prophet. It is the war He promised us; the war of The Great Tribulation.” The Jihadists have a set of belief that one third of the Muslims in the world will be killed. http://shoebat.com/2014/06/27/isis-jihadist-say-war-muhammad-promis...Exposed: How the VARed-Flags 'Disruptive' VetsMichelle MalkinImagine how much better off America's veterans would be if the federal government spent more time delivering actual care and less time compiling tyrannical lists. The death-inducing secret waiting lists for patients are just the tip of the iceberg.
Did you know, for example, that the VA keeps a database on "disgruntled" and "disruptive" vets that results in arbitrarily restricted care?
Disabled Air Force veteran and veterans advocate/attorney Benjamin Krause has been raising questions about the system for months and warning his peers. Under the VA policy on "patient record flags" (PRFs), federal bureaucrats can classify vets as "threats" based on assessments of their "difficult," "annoying" and "non-compliant" behavior.
The VA manual says the flags "are used to alert Veterans Health Administration medical staff and employees of patients whose behavior and characteristics may pose a threat either to their safety, the safety of other patients, or compromise the delivery of quality health care."
That last phrase is priceless. Untold numbers of vets are dead, and legions more have languished because of the VA's failure to deliver "quality health care." The Office of Special Counsel just confirmed to President nObama this week that vets across the country were exposed to contaminated drinking water, dirty surgical tools, untrained doctors and neglectful nurses -- and that whistleblowers were retaliated against or ignored.
Yet, the VA's soulless paper-pushers seem more preoccupied with flagging and punishing "disruptive" vets who have dared to complain about their disgraceful treatment and abuse.
Get this: Among examples of patients' behavior referred to the VA's "Disruptive Behavior Committees" (yes, that's what they're called): venting "frustration about VA services and/or wait times, threatening lawsuits or to have people fired, and frequent unwarranted visits to the emergency department or telephone calls to facility staff."
As Krause explains, the Disruptive Behavior Committees are secret panels "that decide whether or not to flag veterans without providing due process first. The veteran then has his or her right of access to care restricted without prior notice."
Veterans need look no further than the IRS witch hunts for reason to fear abuse of this monitoring system. The definition of "disruptive" is completely arbitrary. That's not just my opinion. The VA inspector general concluded last spring that the bureaucracy "does not have a comprehensive definition of what constitutes disruptive behavior."
Krause writes: "While I am sure some veterans need some form of a flag, I am also aware of numerous veterans who were unfairly targeted for a variety of unreasonable reasons." Krause told me this week that "the bean-counters" may have flagged at least one veteran for being "too expensive." And "trouble-makers" who are educated and know their rights are especially vulnerable. It's absolutely chilling.
"This discussion of patient record flags has me fired up," Krause explained, "because of the clear unconstitutional nature of the program. It reminds me of the old Communist techniques used to keep Soviet citizens in check, since I am aware of more than a few veterans who are flagged merely because of their threat to sue VA."
As one disabled veteran, Lawrence Kelley, told me after he learned of a flag on his record after he became vocal about his veterans rights advocacy: "Once you complain, you are on their hit list forever." VA officials refused to treat him and physically evicted him from a facility. He's now challenging the flag.
This is an "intimidation tactic," pure and simple, Krause warns. And nObama's Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service is now providing muscle to deter sick vets from protesting in front of VA hospitals.
More of your tax-subsidized thugocracy at work.