Friday, October 26, 2012

Old Jarhead's Political SitRep for October 27, 2012

Old Jarhead's Political SitRep for October 27, 2012
Robert A. Hall

Some key intel today: Your one-stop-shop for political news and opinion. Please forward to friends who need to be informed. This SitRep (Military for “Situation Report”) is created by many readers who send me items for inclusion, which I would have likely missed or skipped. And I can only spend at most three hours a night pulling stuff, plus the healthcare or economic stuff that crosses my desk at work. As always, I—and you—owe them thanks and appreciation. I post articles because I think they are of interest and will stimulate thought and discussion. Doing so doesn’t mean that I necessarily agree (or disagree) with every—or any—opinion in the posted article, or that I was able to verify the information presented, which is the responsibility of the author. I try not to post things that are false, or too far a stretch, regardless of the view point, but I don’t always succeed. As always on the Net, or in the legacy media, you must read critically and with skepticism.


Worth Sharing: Bump In The Road

Important: Officials Denied 3 Help Requests During Attack on Libya Consulate
Excerpt: Fox News has learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that three urgent requests from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. Consulate and subsequent attack nearly seven hours later were denied by officials in the CIA chain of command -- who also told the CIA operators to "stand down" rather than help the ambassador's team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11. (And it becomes clear that a whole lot more could have been done to save the ambassador, including the dispatch of various kinds of help to the scene. Except it meant someone had to stand up and do their job in some plush DC office, and authorize immediate actions to get things moving in Benghazi itself as well as getting every kind of help possible on the way ASAP. Maybe it wouldn't have saved the ambassador and his aide, but it might have, and at the least it would have meant wiping out of some of the attackers and saving the lives of the two former SEALs. More and more it comes out that this could not possibly have been handled any worse. Maybe it never got to Obama until a day later, if so, those who failed to react and didn't get the info to him need to be very publicly pilloried and fired from whatever jobs they have. If it did get to Obama and he went along with a nonresponse, then it tells us more than ever that he does not belong in the Oval Office. Or anywhere near it. –Del. I still think he made a cold political decision to let them die rather than take the political risk of a botched rescue mission. ~Bob.)

Worth Reading: Up on Frequency
Excerpt: In recent posts, we've asked the fundamental question about the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans: what did the administration know, and when did they know it? (An interesting website. Lots of important information in this commentary on what happened- and didn't happen- at Benghazi. Assuming this information is valid and lots of stations were listening in while the attack was ongoing, and nobody higher up would pick up the phone and tell our military to get help in there NOW, then indeed this Administration was incompetent (at best) and told lots of lies. Either the information got up to higher levels (Hillary at least) and nothing was done (which is incredibly inexcusable) or the information never got far enough up the chain, which is also inexcusable. And the lies are still lies. –Del. I don’t think it was “incompetence.” I think it was a cold political calculation that the political risks of a few dead Americans were less than the risks of a rescue that might fail and a firefight that might kill innocent locals and create protests against Obama and America. ~Bob.)

Worth Reading: Orlando Sentinel: Our pick for president: Romney
Endorsed Obama in 2008. ~Bob. Excerpt: We have little confidence that Obama would be more successful managing the economy and the budget in the next four years. For that reason, though we endorsed him in 2008, we are recommending Romney in this race.

Endorsement: Mitt Romney for president
Press-Telegram, Long Beach, CA
Excerpt: Four years ago, as America faced serious trouble at home and abroad, this news organization embraced the need for bold change to a different brand of leadership and endorsed Barack Obama for president. (also same in LA Daily News:

Sun Sentinel endorses Mitt Romney for president
Broward County, FL. ~Bob. Excerpt: We believe the best chance to get America back working again is to elect Mitt Romney. That’s why we endorse him for president.

Interesting. ~Bob.

Worth Sharing: A Chronic Case of Obamnesia: The president has left a long trail of flip-flops. By Kimberley A. Strassel
Good list of direct Obama quotes. ~Bob. Excerpt: With 10 days until the election, Barack Obama's latest strategy is to claim that his opponent has developed "stage 3 Romnesia." Mitt Romney, the argument goes, is conveniently forgetting his real agenda, flipping his positions to better appeal to the electorate. Since Mr. Romney's conservative base would surely disagree, this raises the question of whether the president isn't himself suffering from a psychological malady that experts call "projection."

Excerpt: Obama administration emails leaked to news organizations about last month’s terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, paint a shocking picture of the administration’s incompetence and callousness.

4 Reasons I Cannot Support Barack Obama for President
Bishop Harry Jackson.

Father Of Murdered Ex-Seal Rips Obama For Libya Deception
Excerpt: Mr. Woods described his meeting with President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, describing their apologies to him as feeling "insincere." He expressed concerns that the administration was deliberately negligent of the safety of those in Benghazi on the 11th. He further proposed that the White House is not yet telling the whole, and the public needs to keep pushing for answers. "Something is fishy about what happened over there," he said.

FLASHBACK: Obama broke with colleagues, voted against protecting rape victims in ’99 state senate vote
Excerpt: In a 1999 legislative vote, then-Illinois State Senator Barack Obama was the sole state senator to not vote for a bill that would protect sexual assault victims from having the details of their cases revealed publicly. (Actually, voted “present,” not against. ~Bob.)

Excerpt: I’ve been told I’m literally a bad person. I’ve been called a racist. I’ve been told I should be ashamed of myself for being a Hispanic woman and voting Republican. I’ve been told I’m dumb. I’ve been told I’m uneducated. 
Excerpt: Senator McCaskill at the time had influence over federal policy that directly affected her family’s income.

Lena Dunham: Your First Time
Creepy. The smell of desperation. ~Bob.

Hardly breaking news. ~Bob.

Working-class voters could be the key to Romney's chances in Ohio
Excerpt: White, working-class voters in Ohio are supporting President Obama at higher levels than in other swing states, making it tougher for Mitt Romney to catch the incumbent in perhaps the most vital of all battlegrounds. Even as the GOP nominee has inched ahead in polls of swing states like North Carolina, Florida and Colorado, Romney has been unable to crack Obama’s slim but steady advantage in polls of the Buckeye State

Worth Reading: The Merits Of A Territorial Tax System. By Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Senior Fellow and Yevgeniy Feyman, Research Associate 
Executive Summary: America’s corporate tax rate is one of the highest in the industrialized world. Currently, the U.S. corporate tax rate is 35 percent, compared with an average of 23 percent for its industrialized competitors. Reform is becoming increasingly urgent as the gap between American and foreign rates widens. Not only are U.S. corporations at a disadvantage when they operate abroad, but high tax rates are driving American companies overseas. For example, Aon Corporation, the Chicago-based insurance company, recently relocated its headquarters to London for tax reasons. The last major revision of the tax code occurred in 1986, and some of those reforms have been undone by rate increases. America should lower the corporate tax rate and switch to a territorial tax system. This would increase economic growth and allow corporations to compete on an equal footing with competitors abroad. Contrary to what critics assert, lowering the corporate tax rate would not deplete the domestic tax base nor would it result in a loss of American jobs. (Shorter summary:

Healthcare costs top U.S. executives' concerns: Adecco survey
Excerpt: In Adecco's poll of senior executives, 55 percent named healthcare benefits as their biggest current business challenge, and about a third say they are holding back hiring because of healthcare reforms introduced by U.S. President Barack Obama.

Lena Dunham, of HBO's "Girls," Cuts Obama Ad
Excerpt: It's not funny, it's not cute, and it's not persuasive, unless you think the important issues in this campaign are Binders Full of Birth Control. It underlines the essential triviality of Obama and his Government Client & Upper Upper Class White Voter agenda. There is nothing to his campaign except very small social-progressive appeals to people who are simply not affected by the economy, whether they are too poor to notice a bad economy, immunized from the economy by being a government worker, or so rich they have nothing at all to fear from a bad economy.

Excerpt: "Your first time shouldn't be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy," she says, referring to casting your first ballot for Obama. (What were you thinking?) It's a clever conceit, but feels a bit familiar. Perhaps because the same joke was used in an ad for Vladimir Putin's presidential campaign earlier this year:

Excerpt: All arms of the scientific dictatorship appear to move in unison. As of late we hear repeated calls for de-industrialization of the developed world by the global elite. In addition an attempt is being made by the elite to integrate so-called "population issues" into other issues such as poverty, "climate change" and other phantoms of doom necessary to fulfill the ancient eugenic utopia. (Think about it. The "green" elitists who salivate over world domination have said it themselves. They want to depopulate the planet and redistribute wealth (we used to call that communism. You may still call it that). Do you think they could get away with it? Silly question. Look around you: Around a half-dozen of Obama's pet "green" companies, starting with Solyndra, have gone belly up. They were propped up with tax payer money, which went into the pockets of Obama supporters. Wealth redistribution is a red herring. The Soviet Union didn't practice it. Instead, it took ALL property from everyone and every entity and gave it to the government, which KEPT it, rather than redistributing it. That is what is happening now, but chances are you are sleeping through it. Look, major US banks were once enjoined under the CRA to lend to the "underserved communities," ie, minorities. Slick talking Keynesians now claim that this law made little difference. They don't want you to notice that the law was not intended to be enforced, for the most part, but rather to provide an incentive to all banks to engage in the reckless practice of lending mortgages to people with no downpayment or even identification. It was an implicit promise that the government (via the working stiff tax payer) would bail out banks that failed as a result of this veiled incentive. It was a recipe for disaster, a disaster that became manifest in 2007. Note that the target group, the poor, got little or nothing. Typically they were evicted from the cheaply purchased homes. The banksters and their cronies in government took the spoils. That is the equivalent of the Soviet Union's taking all property and keeping it rather than redistributing it. See? Then there is Europe. Wealth redistribution there follows the same broad pattern. Pretending to "help" poor Greece and Spain, the eurozone pays billions to the bankers and keeps their own treasury full. Little or none is lent to business startups. Spain is a typical example of a "green" disaster, the model that Obama has followed. It follows Agenda 21 to a t. Prime Minister Zapatero embarked on an ambitious green jobs program. After this had been in place for some time, he hired researchers at the King Carlos University to find out how "successful" it was. Result: each "green" job (typically not permanent) cost the government 800,000 euros and 2.5 private sector jobs. Like Obama, he filled the country with immigrants who also helped take jobs from the nationals. Likewise, the EU is filling Europe with immigrants who do not assimilate and who soak up billions in social assistance, for a net benefit of less than zero. Greece did the same, until the crash. The final cost to Zapatero: he lost his job and was replaced by a man who is now helpless to undo the damage (could this be Romney's fate if he is elected?). The impoverishment of Spain and Greece are not out of keeping with the UN's depopulation and wealth redistribution Agenda 21. They fit it like a glove. If enough people could see through this thinly veiled stealth project intended to destroy the middle class, deindustrialize first world economies and funnel wealth into a growing central government, it wouldn't happen. Once the people catch on to the plot, there can be no more of the mandatory ingredient stealth. Therefore, our task is to research this plot and its stealthy implementation, understand it and spread the word. The article above is a contribution to that understanding. Everything depends on your understanding this. --Don Hank)

Lena Dunham Apologizes To Canada Over Murder-Rape Joke. By Wookie Johnson
So a GOP candidate says he believes all human life is a gift from God, even if it results from rape, and creates a fire storm. By a Democrat can make rape jokes and still be used in an Obama campaign ad. Go figure. ~Bob.

Nigel Farage - We Are Headed To A ‘One World Government’
Excerpt: In an incredibly powerful interview, today MEP (Member European Parliament) Nigel Farage told King World News, “They even want to get eurozone countries to change their constitutions, to write in their constitutions that they will obey all orders from Brussels.” Farage also warned “So it is very, very difficult to ignore those voices who have been telling me for 20 years that behind all of this there are a group of people that want to create a one world government ... it’s beginning to stare us in the face.”

New Senate Report Reveals Economic Pain of Obama-EPA Regulations Put on Hold Until After the Election
Excerpt: A new report from Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) suggests that the Obama administration and the EPA are waiting to implement massive environmental regulations until after the election--including federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing.

'Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kinda cool.' Obama's executive orders more and more dispensing with Congress. By Bob Unruh
Excerpt: Barack Obama has used executive orders to seal presidential records; create a faith council, an economic council, and a domestic policy council, a council on women and girls and dozens more; study bioethics, change pay grades, set up a team of governors to synchronize state and federal military operations in the U.S.; improve regulatory review; create a jobs council; set up immunity for Bosnia, revoke some earlier orders and talk about finances. GASP! And he’s used them to talk about fiscal responsibility, ensure abortions through Obamacare; review Guantanamo Bay operations; promote diversity; amend court-martial procedures; launch a national women action plan, talk about Syria, talk about North Korea, encourage efficient government, target transnational crime groups, promote efficient spending and many, many more. WHEW!

Excerpt: The Obama Administration’s disregard for the law has struck again—and this time, it’s encouraging others to violate the law at taxpayer expense. That’s worth saying again: The Obama Administration is encouraging people to violate a law, and promising that it will use taxpayer money to cover fines incurred from this action. The law: The law in question is called the WARN Act, and it requires that federal contractors send employees layoff notices 60 days before a plant closing or mass layoff.

O’s sadly empty ‘new agenda.’ By Rich Lowry
Excerpt: As an artifact of the diminishment of President Obama, it’s hard to top his new pamphlet, “The New Economic Patriotism: A Plan for Jobs and Middle-Class Security.” It purports, first, to be a plan, and second, to outline a second-term agenda distinct from his first-term agenda. It fails on both counts.

China Blocks Web Access to Times After Article
Excerpt: The Chinese government swiftly blocked access Friday morning to the English-language and Chinese-language Web sites of The New York Times from computers in mainland China in response to an article in both languages describing wealth accumulated by the family of the country’s prime minister.

Excerpt: A planned ceasefire for the holiday of Eid al-Adha in Syria quickly broke down this morning with attacks reported from both sides. (Show me your shocked face. ~Bob.)

Afghan Suicide Bomber Kills Dozens of Worshipers
More Muslim victims of Allah murder, by people who didn’t get the “Islam is a Religion of Peace” memo. ~Bob. Excerpt: A suicide bomber struck in northern Afghanistan on Friday morning just as worshipers were emerging from special prayers on the first day of Id al-Adha, the most important Muslim holiday of the year.

Excerpt: Much of the U.S. East Coast has a good chance of getting blasted by gale-force winds, flooding, heavy rain and maybe even snow early next week by an unusual hybrid of hurricane and winter storm, federal and private forecasters say.

Hurricane Sandy forces East Coast to brace for hit
Excerpt: The pre-Halloween hybrid weather monster that federal forecasters call "Frankenstorm" is looking more ominous by the hour for the East Coast, and utilities and local governments are getting ready. Hurricane Sandy, having blown through Haiti and Cuba and leaving nearly 30 dead, continues to barrel north as the lowest category hurricane, just as a wintry storm is moving across the U.S. from the west, and frigid air streams south from Canada. And if they meet Tuesday morning around New York or New Jersey, as forecasters predict, they could create a big, wet mess that settles over the nation's most heavily populated corridor and reaches as far west as Ohio. (May hit the Delmarva peninsula, DC, NYC—frozen Halloween. –Barb.)

Money for Access (Consciousness) Obama bundler Curry Glassell sued to have millions stripped from charities, given to herself. By Andrew Evans
Excerpt: A bundler for President Barack Obama with a history of bankrolling liberal documentaries and teaching “Access Consciousness” classes unsuccessfully sued to keep her deceased father’s fortune out of the hands of charity.

How sarcasm and insult took over the Democratic Party--A Brief History of Obama. By Matthew Continetti
Excerpt: When historians look back at the presidency of Barack Obama, they will not begin with his campaign announcement in May 2007. They will not start with his election to the Senate in 2004 or with his celebrated speech to the Democratic National Convention that year. Instead, these historians will identify the beginning of the Obama phenomenon in the antiwar speech he delivered in Chicago, on Oct. 2, 2002.

Texas sparks international row with election observers. By Julian Pecquet
Don’t mess with Texas! ~Bob. Excerpt: Texas authorities have threatened to arrest international election observers, prompting a furious response from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

The UNSKEWED Projection of the 2012 Presidential Race
Hope this isn’t just wishful thinking. I think a lot closer. ~Bob.

Black woman lights herself on fire, claims KKK did it
This lady is only doing her best to get Obama reelected. His stock in trade is myths of the "evil white man." This resourceful lady realized there was a dearth of evidence to support the narrative, and with so little time to elections, she made up "evidence" of her own. She borrowed that trick from Obama's playbook too. Unfortunately, the burns cover 60% of her body. Fortunately, Obamacare is coming to the rescue. --Don Hank

Excerpt: You've surely heard the term "dumb as sheep". I've come to believe most Americans, when it comes to politics and government, really are just that dumb. Why else would big spending politicians get by with the obscenely wasteful spending they do, and without consequence? Why would anyone in their right mind approve of raising taxes for Uncle Sam after reading about massive government waste, fraud, and abuse?

Gloria Allred Is Denied Her ‘October Surprise.’ By Arnold Ahlert 
Excerpt: Despite a confidentiality agreement signed by both parties, the Globe has sought to have the gag order overturned. Yesterday, a Massachusetts judge issued a rather interesting ruling: the gag order on Ms. Sullivan remains in effect, but the testimony of Mitt Romney can be released to the media. In a blow to Allred’s ambitions, that ruling was precipitated by the fact that Tom Stemberg, who had initially opposed the Globe’s request to unseal the testimony, dropped his objection. (Funny the Globe isn’t interested in one candidates college transcripts. Maybe because he was a lousy student, got passed anyway for some reason. ~Bob.)

Obama's green energy jobs program falls far short of goals
Excerpt: Despite hundreds of millions, Labor Department inspector general finds only 16 percent of workers kept jobs for any period of time The Obama administration spent more than $300 million to retrain workers to work in the clean energy industry, but few who went through the training got or kept jobs for any period of time. More than three years after the 2009 stimulus law was enacted, President Barack Obama's $500 million green jobs program is still falling far short of its goals, the Labor Department's inspector general concludes.

Wisconsin: Obama 49%, Romney 49%
Excerpt: President Obama and Mitt Romney are now tied in the critical battleground state of Wisconsin.

A Friendly Reminder About Voter I.D. By Sean Davis 
Excerpt: So here’s your friendly reminder about proof of identification laws in the U.S.: in order to work legally in this country, you have to prove your identity using documents like a passport, driver’s license, Social Security, or birth certificate. The I-9 form, which employers are required by the federal government to collect in order to verify an individual’s eligibility to work in the U.S., requires the production of the very same I.D. that the Left says is impossible to obtain.

Tripoli Sheikh Shot Down Inciting Peace
neither he nor his killers got the memo. ~Bob. Excerpt: A Tripoli sheikh is murdered by gunmen after attempting to quell the street violence that followed Wissam al-Hassan’s assassination. It had been his wish to be martyred in Palestine say acquaintances of Sheikh Abdul-Razzaq al-Asmar. With that aspiration, he took part in a number of resistance actions against Israeli forces occupying South Lebanon before their 2000 withdrawal, including an operation in Sajd.

Western diplomats warn that Tehran is in its final stages of placing centrifuges in the underground uranium enrichment facility at Fordow.
Excerpt: Western diplomats said on Thursday that it appears as though Tehran is in its final stages of placing centrifuges in the underground uranium enrichment facility at Fordow…."Iran continues to build up enrichment capacity,” the official warned. “We think that they have continued installing centrifuges at Fordow. (Coming soon to a location near you: BOOM! ~Bob.)

A call for frank talk about our debt from Bill Clinton (and me). By Becky Quick
Excerpt: It's bad enough that we can't have a serious conversation about any of our nation's problems during the election season. Now folks like Paul Krugman are trying to ensure that we can't have one after the election either.

United Nations Releases Complete List of US Election Observation Points
Good news for the New Black Panthers—not in Philly. Break out the clubs. ~Bob

Excerpt: Veterans in select areas of the country may soon be hit with a reduction in health care coverage, a proposal that has sparked outcry from lawmakers representing affected regions. It looks like the announcement of the controversial move to discontinue TRICARE Prime for military members and their families in certain states, though, will wait until after Election Day….This would affect as many as 30,000 veterans and their families in Nevada, Oregon, Iowa, Minnesota, and Missouri. (Just that FLEXIBILITY if reelected. –Barb)

Excerpt: That filmmaker remains in jail and will not have a hearing until November 9, three days after the election. Mr. Woods’ statement tells us that Hillary Clinton, the secretary of state, was already aware of an Obama administration plan to arrest him. This is evidence of a conspiracy at the very top of our government, both to deflect blame for the attack and to assault our First Amendment rights at the same time.

Poll worker to Obama before historic early vote: ‘I need an ID’
Excerpt: Just 12 days before the election and in the midst of a whirlwind campaign tour, President Barack Obama touched down on his home turf Thursday — and made history. Obama returned to Chicago’s Kenwood neighborhood and became the first president to vote early in person. (So, does his live in Chicago or DC? –Barb.)

Breaking: Michael Mann in Perjury Sensation: Nobel Committee Affirm He Lied
Excerpt: The Norwegian Nobel Institute has today made a statement affirming that climate scientist, Michael Mann lied when he claimed he was a joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. The news is set to render a devastating blow to all libel suits Mann has filed against critics of his outlandish global warming claims.

Tweet from @TheFix
Romney is +20 over Obama among independent likely voters in new WaPo-ABC tracking poll. 

Economic Limerick

What About the Camp Bastion Attack? By Michele Malkin
Excerpt: Three days after the bloody 9/11 siege on our consulate in Benghazi, the Taliban waged an intricately coordinated, brutal attack on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. The murderous jihadists released video exactly one month ago this week showing off their training exercises in preparation for the assault. Where are the questions? Where's the accountability? Where's the Obama administration? Where's the press? Where's the outrage?

Spending on White House dinners soars under Obama
Excerpt: President Obama has spent far more lavishly on White House state dinners than previous chief executives, including nearly $1 million on a 2010 dinner for Mexico's president, according to documents obtained by The Washington Examiner. (L'etat c'est moi. –Charles Sykes.)

Abound Solar Under Investigation for Securities Fraud
Excerpt: Abound Solar is now under investigation in two separate criminal cases, months after the Department of Energy loan recipient filed for bankruptcy. … The company’s principal investor was Pat Stryker, a member of the Democracy Alliance and a major donor to President Obama. (Show me your shocked face. ~Bob.)

Greenbrae shooting defendant sues 90-year-old man who was shot
Excerpt: A 90-year-old Greenbrae man who was shot in the head during an alleged burglary has been sued by the alleged burglar. Samuel Cutrufelli, who was also shot during the incident, claims Jay Leone "negligently shot" him during the confrontation inside Leone's home.

If a Conservative had been involved In Benghazi, Michael Moore would have already made a movie about it!

RNC TV Ad: "Obamacare"

President Obama Lies to the Country Again About Non-Existent Planned Parenthood Mammograms
Excerpt: During his appearance on Leno this week, President Obama again pushed the lie that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms.

Scott Brown’s Daughters

If Obama Loses, Blame the Debates
Excerpt: The better way to judge a debate is to ask at its end, and again a few days later, “Did anything that happened change how people view one or both candidates?” By that standard, Romney’s performance in that first debate on Oct. 3, as well as his subsequent “losses,” have shifted the way a fairly significant number of swing voters view him, to the point that many who weren’t really considering voting for him are now contemplating doing just that. (One key difference Cook fails to mention: while there was easily noticed media bias from the audience and moderator at the second debate, the audience at the first seemed to be actual “undecided voters” rather than merely partisans pretending to be undecided. No doubt someone on the production staff of the first debate will lose their job—or head—over letting that happen. --n P.)

Romney extends lead over Obama in Gallup daily tracking poll
Excerpt: Mitt Romney leads President Obama by 5 points nationally, according to the closely watched Gallup daily tracking poll. Romney takes 51 percent to Obama's 46 in the poll of likely voters, released Friday. Romney picked up a point and Obama lost a point from the same poll on Thursday, which Romney led 50 to 47.

The Bombed Sudanese Factory Produced Iranian Shehab Missiles
Excerpt: The Yarmouk Complex of military plants near Khartoum, which was bombed five minutes after midnight Wednesday, Oct. 24, by four fighter-bombers, recently went into manufacturing Iranian ballistic surface-to-surface Shehab missiles under license from Tehran, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources disclose. Western intelligence sources have not revealed what types of Shehab were being turned out in Sudan but they believe the Yarmouk’s output was intended to serve as Tehran’s strategic reserve stock in case Iran’s ballistic arsenal was hit by Israeli bombers.

Must-Watch Vid: Still Thinking About Voting for Obama?

Al Qaeda-linked jihadists helped incite 9/11 Cairo protest. By Thomas Joscelyn
Excerpt: Several al Qaeda-linked jihadists helped incite the protest outside the US embassy in Cairo on Sept. 11. The jihadists include senior members of Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ), a group that merged with al Qaeda, and a senior Gamaa Islamiyya (IG) leader who has longstanding ties to al Qaeda's senior leadership.

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