ANTI-AMERICAN ELITISTS: Ex-Justice John Paul Stevens and Michael Bloomberg Defile the Constitution

Guest post by Gun Owners of America

“The founders did not establish a right to bear arms… They assumed it already existed [and] said that it ‘shall not be infringed.’ But gun-control advocates frequently want to skip over those words.”

Gun Owners of America joined a chorus of pro-gun organizations in slamming idiotic comments made recently by former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

In a newly released book, Justice Stevens said the Second Amendment should be altered to say that people only have the right to bear arms “when serving in the militia.”

GOA blasted the comments, adding that gun owners would welcome the opportunity to demolish Stevens’ arguments in the court of public opinion.

“Bring on the debate,” said GOA Communications Director Erich Pratt in an interview with Newsmax over the weekend. Gun control advocates are always “pushing for draconian gun restrictions” while hiding behind words like “gun safety.”

But to a gun banner, those words are code for, “We just want the military and the police to have guns,” Pratt said. “So let’s get them out of the closet.”

Gun owners need not worry about Stevens’ idea gaining traction. Even an anti-gun liberal, like Professor Alan Dershowitz, opposes Stevens’ proposal.

“You don’t amend the Magna Carta,” Dershowitz said. “You don’t amend the Bill of Rights. There are certain things that you just leave pristine.”

GOA agrees. And increasingly, so do the American people.

Polls show more Americans opposing gun control

Remember all the phony polls which were used by Obama last year in order to push gun control?

Remember the unrelenting unilateral media pressure to ban guns — pressure reflected in even the “conservative” media?

Well, who’s laughing now?

Tuesday, the liberal USA Today was forced to concede that even liberal pollsters have found a massive, cataclysmic shift by Americans in favor of the right to keep and bear arms.

We bet that USA Today trolled all of the polls for some evidence that Americans embraced gun control to the same extent as their editorial board. What they found was a liberal Pew poll — conducted immediately after last year’s Newtown vote in April — that found that Americans were statistically evenly divided between pro-gunners and anti-gunners. Okay, it’s a liberal poll.

But what was even more interesting is that, in 2000, the same poll, asking the same questions, had found Americans supporting gun control by a margin of 66% to 29% — a 37% gap in favor of gun control.

And Pew is not alone.

Later in 2013, Gallup found that 51% of all Americans do not support stricter gun control. In 2000, that number was 38% — with 62% of Americans supposedly favoring more anti-gun laws.

Of course, 2000 was the year when gun owners confounded the pollsters and elected George Bush as president, over the anti-gun Democratic candidate, Al Gore.

Hence, you shouldn’t trust the polls. But when liberal gun grabbers are forced to concede that the polls are against them, that tells you something really interesting.

So, guess what, in this Easter week, we note that even Satan quotes scripture when he has no choice.

Bloomberg gets it really, really wrong

Speaking of the forces of darkness quoting Scripture, anti-gun former Mayor Michael Bloomberg chose this Easter week to try his hand at some biblical exposition.

But before we tell you about his whopper, Bloomberg made headlines on Wednesday after announcing his “threat” to spend $ 50 million to change people’s hearts and minds in favor of gun control.

Never mind the fact that Bloomberg has anything but the Midas touch when it comes to pushing gun control, as he’s lost almost every battle where he’s spent his millions.

“I guess he’s free to do so; he’s got money to waste,” said GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt on MSNBC. “But frankly, I think he’s going to find out why his side keeps losing.”

Indeed, Bloomberg lost in Nevada last year, where he tried to get a universal gun registry and universal background checks enacted.

He lost in Colorado, where he tried to rescue two state senators from being recalled because of their gun control votes.

And he lost in the U.S. Senate, where a concealed carry amendment actually garnered more Senate votes than did his proposal for expanding background checks on guns.

But it’s not just on guns where he gets it wrong. Obviously proud of his efforts in pushing firearms restrictions, Bloomberg said this week that:

“If there is a God, when I get to heaven, I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I’m heading right in. I’ve earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”

Wow, if he thinks he’s blessed because of his efforts to disarm the public, he should consider passages like I Samuel 13:16-22, where arms control was considered a curse; and Luke 22:36, where Jesus told His disciples to sell their cloaks and buy a sword (if they didn’t already have one).

And as for breezing right through the pearly gates, without an interview, and gaining entrance on the basis of his own very tainted efforts? Does he really think that he can buy his way into heaven because of the millions he’s spent on “social issues”?

Most people would find that disgusting.

Sadly, it appears that Bloomberg has no idea what this Easter weekend is all about. And so on that note, we here at Gun Owners of America hope that you and your family will have a blessed holiday.

Read more at Gun Owners of America

Doug Ross @ Journal

RED LINES, INDEED: Obama to provide air support for Al Qaeda and Ambassador Chris Stevens’ killers in Syria?

Guest post by Investors Business Daily

Mideast: The same al-Qaida-linked Ansar al-Sharia that killed four Americans in Benghazi is now training foreign jihadists to fight with Syria’s Islamist rebels. Are we about to provide them air support?

On Sept. 11, 2012, U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens was crouched in a safe room waiting for help as the al-Qaida terrorist group Ansar al-Sharia was taking credit for the attack, according to emails reaching the White House and the State Department.

Ambassador Stevens did not survive, nor did Glen Doherty, Sean Smith and Ty Woods, all killed by the terrorists of Ansar al-Sharia and other groups whose training camps surrounded Benghazi and were ignored by an oblivious Obama administration that now calls the scandal “phony.”

Well, phony scandals do not produce body bags.

President Obama promised to bring the Benghazi attackers to justice, which he has not. Ansar al-Sharia roams free. Ali Ani al-Harzi, a leading suspect in the attack and a member of Ansar al-Sharia who was taken into custody after fleeing Libya for Turkey and then sent to Tunisia, is also free.

“Make no mistake,” President Obama told reporters the morning after the attack, “we will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people.”

Well, not exactly. Fellow suspect Ahmed Abu Khattala was tracked down by the New York Times and found to be peacefully enjoying a strawberry frappe at a luxury Tunisian hotel.

Harzi came to the attention of U.S. intelligence investigators after he posted real-time information to a social media platform about the assault on the U.S. compound in Benghazi just as it was starting.

As Eli Lake reports in the Daily Beast, Harzi’s brother is believed to be Tariq Abu Ammar, a mid-level planner for al-Qaida’s franchise in Iraq. These days, Ammar’s main job is arranging the travel of fighters from North Africa to Syria’s al-Qaida-linked opposition.

As the Washington Free Beacon has reported, U.S. intelligence sources say Ansar al-Sharia is now running several training camps for jihadists destined for Syria in Benghazi and nearby Darnah, a port city further east.

The officials said the camps have been in operation since at least May and are part of a network that funnels foreign fighters to Syrian rebel groups. These include the al-Nusra Front, the most organized group fighting the Bashar Assad regime in Damascus. As we noted in June, Jabhat al-Nusra, with 7,000 fighters, is a branch of al-Qaida in Iraq that has publicly pledged allegiance to al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri. It receives regular payments from al-Qaida in Iraq, and its goal is like that of a Middle Eastern caliphate.

In a revealing chart and article published by the Economist magazine, two of the three major fronts — the Syrian Islamic Front and the Syrian Liberation Front — are Islamist, as are 10 of the 12 identified rebel groups. We warned that arms destined for Syrian rebels would wind up in the hands of jihadists or al-Qaida backers.

All the ouster of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi seems to have accomplished is to make Libya a focal point for al-Qaida terrorist activity in North Africa. Two men believed to be Tunisians arrested on Aug. 3 carrying six passports, an AK-47 and foreign currency have provided some details of the camps.

The Tunisians stated that they were trained in small-arms use and were on their way to join Syrian rebels by traveling first to Benghazi, then Istanbul, and over land across Turkey and into northern Syria.

One of the men said he was an associate of Ansar al-Sharia’s leader Sufian Ben Qumu, an al-Qaida terrorist released from the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2007.

That the United States may soon be fighting alongside Ansar al-Sharia jihadists in Syria is an indictment of the Obama administration’s clueless and recklessly naïve foreign policy and a slap in the face for the victims of Benghazi and their families.

Read More At Investor’s Business Daily

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: Ambassador Chris Stevens Called for Help in the Midst of the Bengahzi Attack

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Nation

Ambassador Chris Stevens Called for Help During Bengahzi Attack: GWP
Consulate warned it couldn’t withstand ‘coordinated attack’!: Fox
Contradictory Evidence Swallows Administration Libya Cover-Up: Foundry

Hannity on Benghazi Slaughter: the Tapes are Damning: GWP
Gingrich: Senator Said Networks Have Libya Emails: Powers
Final CBS/NYT/Q-polls in OH, FL, VA show Obama up …: Hot Air

The Obama Campaign’s Most Honest Surrogate: HayRide
Levin: They didn’t have to die, that’s the point!: Scoop
Women: Dem Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex: DC

So Much for the Obama Early Voting Advantage: ScarMonk
Democrat Mayor: Let’s Face It, We’re Losing Wisconsin: Ace
New Polls Confirm Romney Momentum in Battleground States: LifeNews

Economy

The economy is why Romney wins: RWN
September Surprise! Jobs Count Revised Down, October Bleak: Riehl
No love connection: Chuck Woolery outraged at AARP: Fox

Scandal Central

Bob Menendez and Hookers?: RSM
Fast and Furious: Where Was the Leadership at the Department of Justice?: Foundry
Critics say AG Holder’s ties to abortion industry create conflict of interest: Watchdog

Climate & Energy

MACT – The End of Coal as an Energy Source: RS
The U.S. Energy Boom in Four Charts: FreeEnt
E-mails Contradict Obama On Involvement With Yet Another Green Energy Failure: JoshuaPundit

Media

Romney Is What The Country Needs Now: Coulter
Obama campaign sign in L.A. modeled after Fascist Mussolini portrait: Zombie
Feinstein Refuses to Debate Republican Opponent: OCR

The Uncool President: Hanson
Liberals So Stressed By Election That They Can’t Exercise Or Sleep: STACLU
Pic: Detroit News front page highlights Romney’s momentum in Michigan: Twitchy

Uh Oh: Jay Leno Brings Up Benghazi: JWF
There You Go Again: New York Times In Futile Attempt to Save Obama in Ohio: Forbes
Why New Jerseyans, Vermonters can’t enter NatGeo photo contest: Overlawyered

Press hurls hardball questions at Mitt on FEMA while lobbing softballs to Obama on Benghazi.: IBD
Pew backs up Gallup on Obama losing early voting totals: Moe Lane
The mysterious media Benghazi bugout: Post

World

Libyan Leaks: Secret Document reveals Al-Qaeda ‘brother’ put in control of U.S. Embassy in Tripoli: JihadWatch
Rumors of General Officers Arrested, Relieved, or Resigning in Protest: BlackFive
The Latest Disasters in Greece: Mead

Former A.G. Mukasey: Obama Knows What Happened In Benghazi: Ace
OMG! Is this what happened in Benghazi?: Matzav
Al-Qaeda Linked Radical Was Hired By Obama Administration to Run Security at Tripoli Embassy: GWP

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue.com/Tech)

The Case of the Unexplained FTP Connections: Russinovich
Cell networks struggle under Sandy: Fierce Government IT
Unboxing Photos from Early iPad Mini Delivery Surface in France: MacRumors

Cornucopia

No One Left Behind…In A Swing State: MOTUS
Where’s Howie?: Jawa
Fabulous New Ad From Independent Women’s Voice on Breaking Up with Obama: Bruce

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QOTD: “There is a rumor — I want to be clear, it’s a rumor — that at least two networks have emails from the National Security Adviser’s office telling a counterterrorism group to stand down. But they were a group in real-time trying to mobilize marines and C-130s and the fighter aircraft, and they were told explicitly by the White House stand down and do nothing. This is not a terrorist action. If that is true, and I’ve been told this by a fairly reliable U.S. senator, if that is true and comes out, I think it raises enormous questions about the president’s role, and Tom Donilon, the National Security Adviser’s role, the Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, who has taken it on his own shoulders, that he said don’t go. And that is, I think, very dubious, given that the president said he had instructions they are supposed to do everything they could to secure American personnel.” –Newt Gingrich


Doug Ross @ Journal

MELTDOWN: Intel Community Blasts Obama for Removing Amb. Stevens’ Security, Lying About Al Qaeda and Covering Up Its Epic Failures

I wonder if releasing a movie that depicts the president double-tapping Bin Laden will help?

Revolt of the Spooks

Intelligence officials angered by Obama administration cover up of intelligence on Iranian, al Qaeda surge in Egypt and Libya

Weeks before the presidential election, President Barack Obama’s administration faces mounting opposition from within the ranks of U.S. intelligence agencies over what career officers say is a “cover up” of intelligence information about terrorism in North Africa.

Intelligence held back from senior officials and the public includes numerous classified reports revealing clear Iranian support for jihadists throughout the tumultuous North Africa and Middle East region, as well as notably widespread al Qaeda penetration into Egypt and Libya in the months before the deadly Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

…Intelligence officials pointed to the statement issued Sept. 28 by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) that raised additional concern about the administration’s apparent mishandling of intelligence… Officials say the ODNI’s false information was either knowingly disseminated or was directed to be put out by senior policy officials for political reasons, since the statement was contradicted by numerous intelligence reports at the time of the attack indicating it was al Qaeda-related terrorism

Obama, of course, stated during his convention acceptance speech that “al Qaeda is on the path to defeat”, which could explain his reluctance to release contradictory information. One intel insider said, “[Obama] is afraid to admit al Qaeda is running rampant throughout the region because it would expose the truth instead of what [he] so pompously spouted during the Democratic Convention.”

And some brave souls are willing to go on the record with the administration’s disastrous decisions.

Congress to probe security flaws for Libya diplomats

CBS News has learned that congressional investigators have issued a subpoena to a former top security official at the US mission in Libya. The official is Lt. Col. Andy Wood, a Utah National Guard Army Green Beret who headed up a Special Forces “Site Security Team” in Libya…

…Lt. Col. Wood [said] that his 16-member team and a six-member State Department elite force called a Mobile Security Deployment team left Libya in August, just one month before the Benghazi assault… despite the fact that US officials in Libya wanted security increased, not decreased

…Sources critical of what they view as a security drawdown say three Mobile Security Deployment teams left Libya between February and August in addition to the 16-member Site Security Team on loan from the military. That’s 34 highly-trained security personnel moved out over a six month period.

One State Department source told CBS News the security teams weren’t “pulled,” that their mission was simply over…

Not only did the Obama administration pull Ambassador Stevens’ security before the attack, it refused to send help once word of the attack had been received.

Obama Decided Not To Send In The Military To Rescue Benghazi Personnel

According to the Wall Street Journal, as the attack on the U.S. consulate was raging, Obama took a “wait and see” approach.

Ninety minutes after news of the attack reached Washington, Obama, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, JCS Chair General Martin Dempsey, and a national security adviser convened for an oval office meeting in which they ultimately rejected the course of U.S. military intervention. Instead, they decided to reach out to the Libyan government to ask if they would send reinforcements.

When the U.S. personnel at the consulate left the main building for what was supposed to be a safe house, questions regarding the deployment of forces seemed moot.

But the battle was still raging, and Ambassador Stevens’ life was close to its end.

What is really going on in the Middle East? It’s safe to say we have no idea because this administration seems to have misled the American people about everything.



Doug Ross @ Journal