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The Obama Morning News || September 23, 2014

WH vulnerable to group fence jump . . . Washington Post
A classified mock attack two decades ago found an easy way to pierce the White House security zone: Overwhelm Secret Service officers on the compound with six to eight attackers climbing over the fence at the same time. That vulnerability remains

WH intruder not the first . . . National Journal
Tourists, “cranks,” and other eccentrics in the past made it unscathed into the executive mansion.

Meet the White House guard dog . . . Washington Post
It is driven to hunt and capture prey. It looks like a leaner, more agile German Shepherd. It has a 270-degree field of vision and the force of its bite equals 1,400 pounds per square inch. It can run 30 miles per hour.

WH: ISIS Americans have returned . . . Breitbart
Intelligence estimates puts the number of American citizens with valid passports fighting with ISIS at  over a 100. Some are already back inside America.

Strikes target al Qaeda too . . . Washington Post
In addition to a broader campaign of airstrikes against Islamic State targets across Syria, the United States also pounded a little known, but well-resourced al-Qaeda cell that some American officials fear could pose a direct threat to the United States.

McCain: Obama worst president I’ve seen . . . The Blaze
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blamed President Obama for creating the conditions that allowed the Islamic State to flourish in the Middle East, and declared that in his long life, he’s never seen a worse administration.

Obamacare enrollees dropping . . . Fox News
Obama’s claim last spring that 8 million people had enrolled in ObamaCare recently got a significant downgrade – to 7.3 million – from the head of the agency overseeing the plan.

Biden: Big immigration moves coming . . . Washington Times
Obama is preparing to do “an awful lot” on immigration when he issues an executive order later this year, Vice President Joseph R. Biden told supporters Monday night.

Treasury moves against inversions . . . Reuters
The Obama administration took several actions on Monday to curb “inversion” deals that allow companies to escape high U.S. taxes by reincorporating abroad.

Republicans fume over Lerner remarks . . . Politico
House Republicans are steaming that ex-IRS official Lois Lerner decided to talk to Politico for a profile on her life after twice taking the Fifth before Congress.

Obama: Programs must consider warming . . . Examiner
Federal agencies will need to factor how the effects of climate change would affect international development programs and investments under a new executive order Obama will issue Tuesday.

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13 Responses to The Obama Morning News || September 23, 2014

  1. The WhiteHouse “guard dog”? sigh.
    This puff piece by the WashPost is a ridiculous attempt to reassure the public that all is well and safe at the WhiteHouse. Unless the guard dogs are roaming freely inside a completely enclosed ground, their protection is limited by their location and their handler. Even in optimum circumstance, a guard dog (or dogs) are no match for an armed intruder.

    re; SenMcCain’s ‘worst president’ claim
    SenMcCain is the worst US Senator Arizona ever elected.

  2. Regarding the Al Qaeda strike. It is awfully curious that all of a sudden there was an Al Qaeda group sitting there, at the same time they are trying to prove their right to strike.
    Also all of a sudden their is a new evil group to be afraid of. They are claiming the Khorasan group had been planning an attack.
    The fact is diplomacy, and previous actions were neglected for the last several years. All he wanted to do was be the nice guy around the world and bad mouth Bush.
    We were attacked on 9/11. O pulled out of Iraq. “Wrong Move”
    He could have negotiaed with the Iraq leaders on the need for some of our troops to stay.

  3. Stikes hit area where they were making oil.
    Not policy to discuss future strikes. But make it clear this is only the beginning.
    Lt General Mayville is the director of operations J3
    Khorasan was in final stages of plans attacks on our homeland.
    Attack included ISIS headquarters and vehicles.
    Showed picture of ISIS communication place. ISIS was attacked at the command control building as well. Showed residential area that was used for training and other things, did not catch the full list.
    This is beginning of campaign to destroy ISIS. in Syria and Iraq.
    Questions: Do you think you killed any leader of Khorasan?
    He said still reviewing the effects of strikes.
    We will not put ground forces (men and woman of our military) in.
    We do not targer individual leaders.
    How long will air strikes continue? What you saw last night was disruption to ISIS forces.
    Evidence of threat. Is it your thought it has been contained. He said he would walk away from that and not talk about it. Give us time to asses the targets.
    Wants to replace leadership that needs to be replaced.
    Will strikes in Syria benefit Assad? The task at hand is countering ISIS.
    Have you seen ISIS take any actions post strikes?
    It is to early to characterize. They are well funded, and they will adapt in the next several weeks.
    What targets next? Not commenting on that.
    ISIS is already going into the civlians. How are you going to move forward? They are already doing that.
    No report of any Syrian civilians being killed.

  4. I don’t know about you guys but I feel so much better knowing that there are ISIS trained American jihadis among us. And that the FBI is keeping an eye out.

    It would be so terrible if we actually rounded them up like so much terrorist traitor trash and put them in some inhumane place — like Gitmo — where they would suffer amid likeminded individuals who wish to do harm to this country.

      • I don’t know. I suspect Obama will use it as a credible threat against the US and therefore US is just defending itself. This will pass muster with the UN where we are not allowed to bomb members states unless defending ourselves.

        The other argument that is quite popular is they are watched, they lead us to the “big guns” and they right before something goes boom, or someone’s head gets cut off, they swoop in and get the bad guys. Of course that did not work out too well for the young Tevlin boy. But that is probably because he was shot — and not beheaded.