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Trump: Middle East Leaders Agreed to Stop Funding Islamism

President Trump today indicated that Muslim leaders he met with in Saudi Arabia earlier this week agreed to stop funding the ideologies that lead to to terrorism. Trump said during remarks in Brussels: This call for driving out terrorism is a message I took to a historic gathering of Arab and Muslim leaders across the region, hosted by Saudi Arabia. There, I spent much time

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Video || The Democrats’ ISIS Underestimation – a Review

One of the brightest points of Trump’s performance Monday night was his undeniable assertion that we wouldn’t have an ISIS problem if Clinton and President Obama had dealt with it in the first place. Here is a little history lesson for Mrs. Clinton H/T Washington Free Beacon.

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Europe-Style ISIS Knife Attacks Come to Virginia

It appears that now it’s starting here. A man who randomly stabbed two Virginia residents was apparently shouting “Allahu Akbar” as he tried to kill them. He has been on the FBI’s radar for some time and tried to go to Syria, apparently not for a vacation. The consequences of the policies of President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, which resulted in the abandonment

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Trump’s Churchillian Moment

I do hate to compare Trump to Churchill. One devoted his life to his country and was perennially in a precarious state of debt. The other devoted his life to himself and making money and, near the end of it, decided to try do something for the nation. One viewed the English language as a palette with which to sketch art and wisdom, both in

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Obama’s ISIS Incrementalism Continues

Seriously, this is how Democrats fight wars. A little of this, then a little more, and OMG that’s not working, so add some more. Whatever happened to the Powell Doctrine, which, appropriating the lessons of Vietnam, stated we were supposed to either get fully in a war or not at all? From the Washington Post: The fight, however, is entering what Pentagon officials have called

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State Department Tries to Deny “No Boots on the Ground” Pledge

Even for the Obama administration, this one is deeply rich. State Department spokesman John Kirby Monday said to an astonished Matt Lee of the Associated Press that the administration has not been saying there would be “no boots on the ground” in places like Syria in Iraq. This after President Obama announced Monday that 250 special operations troops would be hitting the ground in Syria during

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Obama Fights ISIS – by Letting ISIS In

President Obama wants to protect the United States from ISIS by taking measures that could — yes — allow more ISIS operatives into the United States. In his weekly address Saturday, Obama suggested his policy of settling Syrian refugees in the United States could combat ISIS by giving the U.S. propaganda points for showing how much it cares. But his plan ignores that accepting Syrian

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Video || Who Cares What ISIS Wants??

One thing I really don’t get: Whether you support sending troops to destroy ISIS or not, what’s the point of saying we shouldn’t do it because it’s what ISIS wants us to do, as President Obama and many others have done. The presupposition here is that ISIS would win, right? That we’d be playing right into their hands. Even Obama thinks so. The only way

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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. The President will also discuss the broader threat of terrorism,

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Stopping ISIS: Borders, Guns, and God

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live. — Deuteronomy 30:19 A Republic, if you can keep it. — Benjamin Franklin, describing what had been created during the Constitutional Convention. “Ideologues,” “restrictionists” and “extremists” are among the epithets applied to those who want

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White House Can’t Say if We’re Winning the War Against ISIS

The question from James Rosen of Fox News was simple: Are we winning the war against ISIS or not? “James there’s no denying that we’ve made important progress . . . ” said White House press Secretary Josh Earnest. You get the idea. So we’ve been in this war for a year or more, and we can’t even say we’re winning. AND WE’RE THE UNITED

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