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U.S. Strikes al Qaeda in Yemen Under New Trump Fast-Track Rules

Wow. Are we going to fight a war like we’re actually in a war? Treat an enemy that wants to destroy us like it’s an enemy that needs to be destroyed? What a novel idea! And no, despite what Obama told you to get reelected in 2012, al Qaeda is not all but defeated.

The U.S. military has opened a new front in the war against terrorists after President Trump granted new authorities for U.S. commanders to carry out air and ground attacks against al Qaeda’s most dangerous affiliate in Yemen, the Washington Examiner reported.

The U.S. has conducted two days of airstrikes aimed at Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP. The new, more aggressive posture comes after Trump gave U.S. Central Commander Gen. Joseph Votel expanded authority to order military action in Yemen, without prior approval from the White House.

Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said the president granted the new authority at the same time he approved the Jan 29 special operations raid that resulted in the death of U.S. Navy SEAL Ryan Owens.

Justice Department Destroys Case Against Trump Travel Ban

Washington Examiner columnist Byron York shows how President Trump is clearly within the law with his immigration order banning travel from seven countries where terrorist organizations operate. And he indicates part of what is animating the Seattle judge who stayed to order is the judges own opinion on national security matters. From the piece:

James Robart, the U.S. district judge in Washington State, offered little explanation for his decision to stop President Trump’s executive order temporarily suspending non-American entry from seven terror-plagued countries. Robart simply declared his belief that Washington State, which in its lawsuit against Trump argued that the order is both illegal and unconstitutional, would likely win the case when it is tried.

Beginning with the big picture, the Justice Department argued that Robart’s restraining order violates the separation of powers, encroaches on the president’s constitutional and legal authority in the areas of foreign affairs, national security, and immigration, and “second-guesses the president’s national security judgment” about risks faced by the United States.

Indeed, in court last week, Robart suggested that he, Robart, knows as much, or perhaps more, than the president about the current state of the terrorist threat in Yemen, Somalia, Libya, and other violence-plagued countries . . . Perhaps Robart has been briefed by the intelligence community on conditions in Yemen, Somalia, Libya, and the rest. Perhaps Robart has received the President’s Daily Brief. Perhaps not.

Biden Expects Gitmo to Close by the End of Obama’s Presidency

Vice President Biden said Thursday it is his “hope and expectation” that the U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison facility in Cuba will close before President Obama leaves office. Biden spoke during a press conference with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in Stockholm. President Obama appears to be relentlessly determined, no matter the cost to national security,… Continue Reading

American University in Kabul Under Attack

American University in Kabul is under attack, according to various reports. There was at least one explosion, and gunmen reportedly stormed the campus. CBS News is following the story closely, and you can find updates here. Help we are stuck inside AUAF and shooting flollowed by Explo this maybe my last tweets — Massoud Hossaini… Continue Reading

Democrat Sit-In Hypocrisy

Well, at one lawmaker decided to confront the Democratic 1960s nostalgia ride. Rep. Louis Gohmert, R-Texas, tried to remind the Democrats staging Occupy House FLoor what the real issue was, saying “Radical Islam killed these poor people.” It’s not a gun issue. The free speech advocates sitting on the House floor shouted him down. Of… Continue Reading

Obama Blasts Trump for Focus on Muslims

President Obama today delivered and emotional rebuttal to Donald Trump, castigating the presumptive Republican nominee for his proposals to ban Muslim immigration and for his call on Muslims to do more to expose terrorists within their communities. Obama spoke at the Treasury Department following a meeting with his national security team: We now have proposals… Continue Reading

Obama’s Gun Control Red Herring

President Obama Monday suggested that the Orlando attacks must spur a balanced response, one that fights terror but also addresses gun control. That’s what’s known as taking your eye off the ball. Which is also what Obama first did when he removed troops from Iraq and bragged about it, opening the way for ISIS. America left troops… Continue Reading

Obama to Deliver Oval Office Address on San Bernardino

From the White House: On Sunday, December 6th at 8:00PM EST, President Obama will address the nation from the Oval Office about the steps our government is taking to fulfill his highest priority: keeping the American people safe. The President will provide an update on the ongoing investigation into the tragic attack in San Bernardino.… Continue Reading