U.S. Forces Tried But Failed to Rescue U.S. Hostages in Syria

20 Aug 2014, 10:06 pm

WASHINGTON/EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - U.S. forces attempted to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages during a secret mission into Syria and exchanged gunfire with Islamic State militants only to discover the captives were not there, officials said on Wednesday.

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(Paul Mirengoff)When it comes to combatting ISIS, the Obama administration has precious few successes to talk about. So today it touted a failure: U.S. Special Operations forces staged an unsuccessful operation this summer to rescue photojournalist James Foley and other Americans being held in Syria

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Gen. Jack Keane slammed the Obama Administration for releasing information about the failed attempt to rescue American hostages in Syria earlier this summer. Appearing on Fox News’ “Kelly File” Wednesday night, Keane voiced his concern about the safety implications that release of

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20 Aug 2014, 9:22 pm

(John Hinderaker)In recent months, Barack Obama has crossed an important threshold. He has always shown contempt for his opponents; now he shows contempt for his supporters. He has quit pretending to be a leader, and more or less quit pretending to be a president. On the right and the center, he has

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The American Spectator

Thoughts on the Beheading of James Wright Foley

American photojournalist James Wright Foley was beheaded yesterday by the ISIS. Foley had been missing since November 2012. ISIS stated it beheadd Foley because of the Obama Administration's recent decision to conduct airstrikes in Iraq due to ISIS' genocidal actions against the Yazidis. They have

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20 Aug 2014, 9:35 am

Yesterday I had the chance to interview Congressman (and former VP candidate) Paul Ryan for Colorado's Afternoon News on 850 KOA (Denver.) It was a short interview, but good stuff: http://www.850koa.com/onair/colorados-afternoon-news-54737/paul-ryan-12686353/  

20 Aug 2014, 3:22 am

No comment from me. Just watch. 
President Obama made a statement in Martha's Vineyard earlier this afternoon condemning the death of photojournalist James Wright Foley who was beheaded yesterday by ISIL. After Obama paid tribute to Foley, he made the following statement: So ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhel

The Federalist

Three Problems With President Obama’s Statement On ISIS

President Obama's statement on ISIS didn't tell us what the plan is, but it also suggested the administration misunderstands human nature.

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I’d hate to live in a world where religion dictates how we view science about as much I’d hate to live in a world where science is mistaken for morality.
You won’t believe how intimate state government gets with little kids’ lives.
For this 'libertarian moment' to last, we need young people to understand that virtue is essential to protecting liberty over the long term.

The Washington Free Beacon

U.S. Forces Tried But Failed to Rescue U.S. Hostages in Syria

WASHINGTON/EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - U.S. forces attempted to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages during a secret mission into Syria and exchanged gunfire with Islamic State militants only to discover the captives were not there, officials said on Wednesday.

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Big Government

Kristol: Obama's 'Childish' 'Pathetic' Response To ISIS Made Me 'Sick as An American'

Wednesday on Newsmax TV's "The Steve Malzberg Show," editor of "The Weekly Standard" Bill Kristol called President Barack Obama's response to the beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS "pathetic" "childish" and akin to many nations Nazi appeasement in the 1930's. Kristol said, "

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Atheist author Richard Dawkins provoked a firestorm Wednesday on Twitter by claiming an unborn baby with Down’s syndrome should be aborted and that it would be “immoral to bring it into the world.” The debate with some of his one million followers began when Dawkins, 73, link
The U.S. Federal Reserve released minutes of its Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting for July 29th and 30th Wednesday. The tone of the meeting showed a higher level of concern among the members that the Fed’s stimulus coupled with an increasingly stronger economy threatens to unleash inflat
At noon Wednesday, local time, attorneys representing the Archdiocese of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit concerning the satanic "black mass" scheduled to be held on Sept. 21 at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall. As previously reported by Breitbart News, a group calling itself Dakhma of Angra

American Thinker

Can you Tell Who the Bad Guys are Now?

ISIS is not only in Northern Iraq and the Middle East. It is a living, breathing monster, lurking in our Western cities, watching and waiting.

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As we have seen time and time again, muddy but lofty sounding words like "Justice" and "Peace" are quickly and easily hijacked.
It’s going to take time for the old order of strongmen and the sword to give way to a new order of political pluralism and economic freedom.
Events in Ferguson puts on display a fundamental divide on the very meaning of “justice” that is unlikely to vanish.     

Heritage Foundation

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

American photojournalist James Foley was beheaded by a member of the Islamic State, his death shown in a YouTube video released on Tuesday. Foley’s executioner... Read More The post How the West Can Stop Terrorists From Attracting More Recruits Like Jihadist Who Beheaded Foley appeared first

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Fifteen Members of Congress have come together to urge the Federal Reserve to further restrict its emergency lending authority, something the 2010 Dodd–Frank Act failed... Read More The post Bipartisan Group Calls for Further Fed Restrictions appeared first on Daily Signal.
Bill Burton, a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress Action Fund, not only attacked Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., in print recently for bashing... Read More The post EPA’s Climate Plan is Flawed, Not Heritage Analysis appeared first on Daily Signal.
Despite the recent news that the Medicare Part A trust fund is projected to remain solvent for four more years than previously projected, it is... Read More The post Medicare Still Needs Reform — Soon appeared first on Daily Signal.


Retirees and Public Pensions Pay for Democrat Promises

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.

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We live in a culture that is all about me, me, me. Take a stroll through the mall on any given day and you will see children whining when they cant have the latest toy or video game, while discouraged parents shrug their shoulders and give in. Hang around any retail store and it may seem like the Gi
Winston Churchill disparaged Operation Anvil-Dragoon, the Aug. 15, 1944 Allied "second D-Day" invasion of Southern France. Churchill joked that he was "dragooned" into an unnecessary invasion. D-Day, June 6th, had breached Fortress Europe. A French Riviera "pincer" was folly.

20 Aug 2014, 11:01 pm

While we might like to think that voters research the issues, review the candidates, and then vote for the candidate that best reflects their views; the reality, based on political science research, is much different.

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The student newspaper at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia will no longer call itself the Bullet because, well, you know. Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix has the story.

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The Obama administration revealed tonight that it ordered a U.S. military operation in Syria earlier this year to attempt to rescue James Foley, the American journalist whose beheading was broadcast yesterday by the Islamic State, and other American hostages. The raid was conducted by a
Since nobody’s focused on the good news out of Ferguson, Missouri, here’s something to keep in mind, from a previous period of U.S. street violence involving race and police use of force: By this point in the 1992 riots in Los Angeles, 53 people were dead, thousands were injured, and b
The in-depth polling on immigration released by Kellyanne Conway finds little support for Obama’s unilateral amnesty scheme and significant backing for more consistent enforcement. But as important as the law-and-order findings are, what I found most interesting was the depth of support for w

Red State

A Glimpse Into the Mind of a Fascist

I suppose that it was inevitable during the course of this Ferguson fracas that the entitled cop worldview would be heard from in a public forum. Here at last the Washington Post has published this column by a former L.A. cop named Sunil Datta and it is hopefully a real eye opener. I always like it

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My most frustrating moments on CNN were during the course of 2009 and early 2010 special elections. In several cases they went to the Democrats. The liberal on with me would make a passionate case that this was a harbinger of future Democratic successes in 2010 and I would be forced to point out th
Erick has previously noted the existence of a caucus of The Men Who Pee Sitting Down — basically, a bunch of aggrieved white left-wing culture warriors hellbent on utilizing a select few usefully militant American Indians toward the common goal of shaming a proud and iconic American foot
At the outset, we should emphasize that a tremendous amount of fog of war is still clouding our ability to know exactly what happened in Ferguson. My contention all along has been that the self-exonerating reports of police should be greeted with equal suspicion as self-exonerating reports of suspe