State Dept: We Had ‘No Intention’ Of Revealing U.S. Failed Foley Rescue, ‘No Idea’ Who Leaked

21 Aug 2014, 2:50 pm

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters Thursday her department would never have willingly revealed the failed U.S. attempt to rescue American journalist James Foley from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), and that she has “no idea” who leaked the inform

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21 Aug 2014, 3:00 am

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21 Aug 2014, 6:08 am

Ah, stigma—one of the last great impediments to full-blown government dependency.
Every major American church that has taken steps towards liberalization on sexual issues has seen a steep decline in membership.
Could right-leaning politics help the cause of atheism by decoupling it from narrow leftist politics?

The Washington Free Beacon

State Dept: We Had ‘No Intention’ Of Revealing U.S. Failed Foley Rescue, ‘No Idea’ Who Leaked

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Montana Democrats are banking on a long-shot liberal Senate candidate to replace the disgraced John Walsh, but their choice might be too radical even for the increasingly extreme party.
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Black thug culture, murder under the Golden Arches, and a $27 million negligence verdict
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21 Aug 2014, 12:00 am

I was once a military police officer.  It's amazing how the definition of "unarmed" changes when perps are very interested in not being detained.

Heritage Foundation

How the West Can Stop Terrorists From Attracting More Recruits Like Jihadist Who Beheaded Foley

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Townhall.com

No Facts, No Peace

It's important to remember that, in police shooting cases like the one in Ferguson, Missouri, the initial facts are often wrong. You don't want to end up looking like Rich Lowry, National Review editor, whose March 23, 2012, column on the Trayvon Martin shooting was titled, "Al Sharpton Is Right."

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Obama's election is inconceivable without first understanding the historic wrongs the country has foisted on a community that has never enjoyed the protection a family can give them.


21 Aug 2014, 8:52 am

I never crossed paths with James Foley. I regret not having met him. A freelance reporter of great skill and courage, Foley was murdered, on camera, by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq by cutting off his head.
Dont forget what John Maynard Keynes pointed out when advocating for increased government spending: In the long run, were all dead. Of course, he never said wed be able to afford the coffin.

The Corner

Feds: Obama Broke Law with Bergdahl Swap

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