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Obama’s War on the Police Is Real

The Obama administration has been using the controversial practice of sue and settle to engage in a federal takeover of local police and corrections departments.

The way the regime works is the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice (DOJ) files a suit against a city, county or state, alleging constitutional and civil rights violations by the police or at the prison, and the local government simply agrees, resulting in wide-reaching policy changes being imposed on local police and corrections departments via the federal court order.

An Americans for Limited Government review of Department of Justice reported court documents and public statements has revealed a number of cases being brought against major city police departments — and settled without contest.

For example, a 77-page March 30 consent decree between the Department and the City of Newark, N.J. that resulted from a 2011 investigation, a 2014 series of findings by the Civil Rights Division and then finally a federal lawsuit alleging police misconduct in the U.S. District Court in the District of New Jersey.

The original complaint alleged that the Newark Police Department (NPD) “has engaged in a pattern or practice of constitutional violations in its stop and arrest practices, responses to individuals’ exercise of their rights under the First Amendment, uses of force, and theft by officers. The investigation also revealed that the pattern or practice of constitutional violations stems in part from deficiencies in NPD’s systems that are designed to prevent and detect misconduct, including its systems for reviewing force and investigating complaints regarding officer conduct.” (Read more from “Obama’s War on the Police Is Real” HERE)

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Watch: Grinning Obama JOKES During Statement on Munich Massacre

By David Martosko. As news reports of a gun massacre in Munich crossed the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, the President of the United States was cracking jokes.

Barack Obama delivered a brief update to reporters at the White House about the still-unfolding shooting rampage that left the German city on lockdown . . .

But as cameras rolled on the somber moment, Obama grinned and chuckled – and drew laughs from his audience – about his elder daughter Malia leaving the nest and heading for college . . .

‘Our way of life, our freedoms,’ he said, ‘our ability to go about our business every day, raising our kids’ – and suddenly the president’s mood shifted.

‘And seeing them grow up and graduate from high school, and now about to leave their dad,’ he continued, waving his hand and breaking the tension as the room erupted in laughter. (Read more from “Grinning Obama JOKES During Statement on Munich Massacre” HERE)

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Obama Jokes During Comments on Munich Shooting

By RT. President Barack Obama made the White House press corps giggle while speaking about the deadly Munich attack, shifting the tragic topic to his personal feelings about his daughters. The shooting rampage in Germany saw nine people killed and 16 injured . . .

“We don’t know exactly what’s happening there, but obviously our hearts go out to those who may have been injured,” he told reporters.

However the president, in his final months in office, did not dwell on the tragedy for long. He quickly changed the topic, calling the Munich tragedy “a good reminder” of his recent words, that “our way of life, our freedoms,” are threatened.

That’s when Obama began to ramble about children growing and “leaving their dad,” obviously referring to his older daughter, Malia.

“I’m sorry. I’m getting a little too personal. Getting a little too personal there,” Obama cut himself short, drawing the audience’s laughter. (Read more from “Obama Jokes During Comments on Munich Shooting” HERE)

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Rush Limbaugh Renames ‘Black Lives Matter’ Group

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh warned Monday that with the recent acquittal of another officer in the Freddy Gray case, Baltimore now has a target on its back. He warned that as Black Lives Matter continues to create a vitriolic environment, the likelihood increases of a similar attack in Baltimore like those on police in Baton Rouge, La., and Dallas, Texas.

Limbaugh took no prisoners in his description of the group, dubbing them with a new name.

“This could be a problem in Baltimore now. I’m serious,” he said. “This is the kind of thing that’s happening now that causes Black Lives Murder. You know, that’s what it’s becoming out there.”

President Barack Obama also came under heavy fire from Limbaugh, calling out his irresponsible rhetoric for putting more lives on the line.

“Because of the president’s inflammatory rhetoric — which pretty much accused the whole police force of being racist — more lives could be at risk,” he said. “During an earlier speech at Madrid, Obama said, ‘America’s police will be safer when they admit they have a problem… There are legitimate issues that have been raised, and there’s data and evidence to back up the concerns that are being expressed by these protesters.’”

Limbaugh also accused the Democrat elite for spreading a lie with the intention of causing strife.

“One of the flash points for all that’s happening now is the lie. A lie that has been known, a lie that wasn’t knowingly spread, a lie whose flames were knowingly fanned by people no less than Barack Obama and others ranking high in the Democrat Party, and that is ‘hands up, don’t shoot,” he said. (For more from the author of “Rush Limbaugh Renames ‘Black Lives Matter’ Group” please click HERE)

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Baton Rouge Cop Shootings Epitomize Obama’s Failed Legacy

Here we are again mourning the deaths of three more police officers, this time in Baton Rouge, who were executed by the mass movement of inner city insurrection legitimized by the media and political class, starting with the president himself. Much like the real possibility of weekly Islamic terror attacks has become the new normal, so have attacks on police officers by domestic terrorists.

One of Obama’s enduring legacies will be the collapse of law and order at three levels: 1) on an international level with the mass Muslim Brotherhood uprisings throughout the Middle East, leading to the proliferation of Islamic terrorism 2) the collapse of our sovereignty with the entrance and release of tens of thousands of dangerous criminal aliens into our communities and 3) the rise of domestic insurrection against the civil society under the cloak of battling the police, which has jeopardized law enforcement throughout the country and those they are supposed to protect.

And let there be no misunderstanding, this is not a conflict between the “Black Lives Matter” movement and the police; this is a war against the civil society itself. The cops are an easy scapegoat. They have no major lobby or constituency. They have no uniform and personal agenda or vendetta other than carrying out the law of their local governments duly elected by the people. It would be much easier for them to not enforce law and order. Who needs the headaches? Who needs the constant target on their backs? Who needs to be caught refereeing a riot in middle of the night with war-like risks and dangers but without the tools and rules of war?

This is the lesson of the Baltimore basket case. I’ve lived near the Baltimore City/Baltimore County border all my life and have never seen crime this bad, even during the pre-Giuliani era. After seeing fellow officers accused and charged with murder for doing basic police work, city cops have simply made the decision that it is easier to not do their jobs than risk being punished for doing so. Baltimore experienced the sharpest increase in murders per capita of any city in 2015. Even in the middle class neighborhoods, there are endless burglaries, often at night. A man was stabbed in his home at night during a home invasion about a mile from me last month. It is a well-known secret in the area that if a crime occurs on the city side of the border, the Baltimore police will often give the case over to the county cops because they know city cops are de facto prohibited from taking action.

Thus, what some in the media believe is a conflict with cops is ultimately a conflict with the broader society officers are charged to protect. As targeted murder of police becomes the new normal, so too does rising crime in major metropolitan areas.

This is all rooted in a lack of moral clarity. Out of hundreds of thousands of law enforcement operations every day, one can always find a YouTube video of a handful of incidents in which the cops made questionable moves or where one individual officer downright buckled under pressure and wrongly shot a suspect. Buoyed by social media and an already-existing anarchist-minded political party, movement, and media, it’s easy to portray this as a systemic problem – part of an agenda to just randomly kill people, particularly blacks. It has led to a phony narrative, even from many Republicans, to promote “criminal justice reform” as if there is a valid premise of an out-of-control police culture in the country. Paul Ryan recently set up a Congressional panel to study the problems between cops and black citizens, implying there is some inherent problem with police across the country.

In reality, the root of the problem is an out-of-control society particularly in inner cities that has led to a culture of violence. Sure, under increasing stress from protecting the broader society from this violence, one can find individual cops who make mistakes in reacting to the problem. But they are not the source of the problem.

There is no moral equivalence here. The moral relativists are always determined to manufacture two morally equal sides in a conflict and often repeat the empty mantra of “both sides need to stop the cycle of violence.”. This is the same nonsense we hear between Israel and the Palestinian terrorists. Sure, moral relativists will always have an incident or two or a YouTube clip or two at the ready to show an Israeli genuinely doing something wrong in reaction to the systemic terror. But for every one of those incidents there are dozens more in which Israelis act excessively restrained and endanger their society in order not to pursue the terrorists with vigor. Moreover, these individuals are not the source of the problem, even if one disagrees with their reaction or tactics at a given moment. As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu likes to say, as a way of cutting through the man-made moral fog, “if Palestinians were to lay down their guns tomorrow, there would be no war. If Israel were to lay down theirs, there would be no Israel.”

The same truism applies domestically between the cops and predominantly young black male criminals. For every instance in which a cop is found to use excessive or inexcusable force, there are countless cases where they endanger themselves and others by declining to use force, particularly with black suspects because they are scared of the blow back. For every young black male that some might feel is sitting in prison for too long, there are countless others that are never caught or never convicted. The source of the problem is the leadership and values in these communities, not the reaction to it. If people were to look inward as a community and reform their entire lifestyle, there would be safety and security in our cities, and most importantly, in their own neighborhoods. If the cops just decided to lay down their weapons … well … America would look just like Baltimore. And unfortunately, with Obama downright validating the civil insurrection that places cops in untenable situations, we might not have to wait too long for that to happen. (For more from the author of “Baton Rouge Cop Shootings Epitomize Obama’s Failed Legacy” please click HERE)

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Obamas Spent $79.6 Million on Travel Expenses So Far

New information obtained from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) brings the grand total of known travel expenses of President Obama and his family to $79,630,433.93, Judicial Watch reported Wednesday.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton called President Obama’s travel spending a “scandal” and an “abuse of the office.”

“Taxpayers should be incensed that the Secret Service’s resources [are] wasted to provide security for endless golf excursions, political fundraisers, and luxury vacations,” Fitton said.

The non-profit government watchdog organization obtained new information on Secret Service spending on hotel and travel expenses for seven presidential trips in 2014 and 2015, which were mostly for pleasure and fundraising, through a November 2015 lawsuit it filed against DHS because the agency “had failed to respond to 19 FOIA [Freedom of Information Act] requests” since July 2014.

The priciest of the seven trips – to Seattle and Los Angeles to raise money for Democratic congressional candidates in July 2014 – cost taxpayers $237,731.05 on hotels, $19,888.70 on rental cars, $1,451.40 on air and rail travel, and $2,425,085.50 on Air Force expenses, for a grand total of $2,684,156.60, according to the released records. (Read more from “Obamas Spent $79.6 Million on Travel Expenses So Far” HERE)

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Gingrich Indicts Obama for ‘8 Years of Failure’ in the Fight Against Terrorism

As unrest in Turkey — which President Barack Obama has embraced as a staunch ally — has forced America to suspend all air attacks against ISIS, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich pounded home the fact that the Obama administration has continually failed to execute a Middle East policy that achieves peace and stops terrorism.

Gingrich and Obama have been locked in a war of words ever since Thursday night, when Gingrich said America needed a way to weed out Muslims loyal to the United States from those who are not. He said the United States might need to “test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported.”

“The very suggestion is repugnant and an affront to everything we stand for as Americans,” Obama said of such a proposal Friday.

Gingrich then fired back on Twitter.

Gingrich’s comments about Obama’s lack of leadership in the fight against terrorism came as Friday’s coup attempt in Turkey left that American ally shaken, causing Turkey to suspend all U.S. flights against ISIS that would have been launched from the country’s Incirlik air base. The use of Turkey-based air power has been the centerpiece of the Obama administration’s efforts to fight ISIS in Syria.

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly put his finger on the problems of the region by indicting Obama for leaning on allies who never quite come up to expectations instead of getting the job done with the U.S. taking charge.

“The Middle East is absolute chaos, anything could happen, and we’re in a war against radical Islam — and this kind of stuff just makes it more difficult to fight that war,” adding that the unrest in Turkey is “what happens when the United States steps back and tries to become one nation of many, and doesn’t lead.” (For more from the author of “Gingrich Indicts Obama for ‘8 Years of Failure’ in the Fight Against Terrorism” please click HERE)

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WE’RE IN THE VERY BEST OF HANDS: Obama Never Once Met With His Defense Intelligence Chief

President Barack Obama twice appointed former Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn to key national security jobs in his administration, including as deputy director of national intelligence and later as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, yet he never once met with Flynn face to face.

The general, who spent 33 years in the intelligence field, told The Daily Caller News Foundation he was never called in for a face-to-face meeting with Obama to offer his assessment of ISIS as it rampaged through the Middle East, or during the political meltdown of Libya and Egypt, or on Iran’s efforts to build a nuclear bomb, or of the “Russian reset” that ended in shambles.

In four years, Flynn was never invited to brief the president on any kind of intelligence issue. Ever.

“Here is the crux of my relationship with Obama,” Flynn told TheDCNF in a wide ranging interview Tuesday. “Here I am, running one of the largest intelligence agencies in the world. He appoints me twice — one as the assistant director of national intelligence and one as the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. I’m also his senior intelligence officer. And I had almost five years in combat.”

He paused, then said, “I never met with him once.”
“He’s a kind of a funny guy when it comes to relationships,” Flynn told TheDCNF. “He’s very aloof and very distant. I wasn’t on his screen at all. I wasn’t on his radar which is really sad. It’s amazing.”

Now in a turn of tables, Flynn is advising presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and is widely reported as being on the short list to run as Trump’s vice president.

Unlike Obama, Trump has not only met with Flynn but has also spent hours listening to Flynn’s views.

Flynn’s characteristic answers are candid and direct. On the possible choice as Trump’s vice presidential running mate: “This is an honor to be considered at this level and this mix of talent. The fact that my name is being bantered around in the small group of people for this very distinguished office is something I would give serious consideration to.”

He added that “I have said I want to continue to serve this country in any capacity.”

Like Trump, Flynn is an unconventional figure who abhors political correctness.

He has just published his first book after he was unceremoniously fired by Obama in 2014 for delivering a pessimistic assessment of ISIS before Congress. The presentation went directly against the president’s prediction that ISIS was irrelevant — a “JV team.”

Flynn could have written the typical Washington “Tell All” insider’s book about the Obama administration. Instead, he teamed up with Iran and Middle East expert Michael Ledeen in writing a serious book about the threat of Islamic terrorism titled, “The Field of Flight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies.”

Flynn says he is impressed with Trump. “I have met him. We sat down and talked in his offices in New York. The first time was quite a while ago. I’ve been in touch with him and his inner circle since last September,” he told TheDCNF.

“He is very, very serious about the future of this county. He is a great listener. I felt we had a great discussion about the world.”

At the first meeting, “he sort of threw out a couple of questions to me, which I felt were very telling of his insight and his knowledge.”

Then, Flynn said the two of them “walked around the world for about an hour and a half, sort of discussing back and forth.”

Flynn described Trump as “very refreshing.” The presidential candidate “really thought deeply about the issues of America and its relationships around the world. And also about America,” he said.

“My impression — and I have been around many good leaders in my career — and I found him to be a very strong, dynamic leader. And I think that’s why he is so attractive to so many people in this country right now.”

“Trump has a bigger, longer-term vision for this country than just sitting as a President for four years. He really does. And that’s what I was impressed by,” Flynn told TheDCNF.

Flynn is less charitable toward former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, one of his colleagues in the Obama administration.

“She is somebody that you get the impression that she’s got some other hidden agenda,” he said. “I always felt where there were interactions, there is some other hidden agenda there that doesn’t necessarily have the best interest of the country. Something else is going on.”

He pointed to Clinton’s “Russian reset” as one of her biggest failures. The reset was an initiative from Clinton in an effort to restore positive relations with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin.

“The Russian reset was a complete failure. That was her sort of baby. She lacked the understanding of how Russia deals on the global stage and how Russia deals with people, personalities and also on nation-on nation, and the way they see us,” Flynn said.

“She went into it with a level of arrogance and a lack of understanding.”

Unlike some skeptics in Washington, though, Flynn thought at the time that a Russian “reset” could work. “That Russian reset actually could have turned into something that resulted in some sort of mutual respect. But in fact under her leadership, it completely collapsed.”

He also is blunt about corruption and the Clinton Foundation: “The public corruption between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department may never be discovered. Or it may be discovered well past the election. But it’s a very real issue.”

Flynn challenged the foundation’s acceptance of $100 million in contributions from Persian Gulf Sheiks.

“The fact she takes one dollar from Saudi Arabia as any kind of a donation is a disgrace,” Flynn said. “Any of these countries destroys women’s rights. And then she stands there and claims that she’s for women.”

Hillary Clinton “should give back every red penny that she gets from those guys,” Flynn said. “Then she can talk about women’s rights.” (For more from the author of “WE’RE IN THE VERY BEST OF HANDS: Obama Never Once Met With His Defense Intelligence Chief” please click HERE)

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Obama’s Legacy Is Likely to Be Nuclear-Armed Iran

One year after the negotiation of the nuclear agreement, Iran continues to pursue the hostile policies that make it dangerous to the United States and its allies.

Iran persists in its attempts to: cheat on its nuclear nonproliferation obligations, export terrorism, threaten U.S. allies, provoke confrontations with U.S. naval vessels in the Persian Gulf, flout United Nations Security Council resolutions by staging provocative missile tests, and trumpet its contemptuous hostility to the United States.

Yet, President Barack Obama’s administration, hoping to lock in a nuclear deal that it sees as a positive legacy, is bending over backward to accommodate Tehran’s demands for greater economic rewards through sanctions relief over and above that required by the nuclear agreement.

Iran’s long record of nuclear cheating, current hostile behavior, and continued truculence make it increasingly clear that this administration’s legacy is likely to be a nuclear-armed Iran.

Last week, Germany’s domestic intelligence agency revealed that Iran has continued its clandestine efforts to procure illicit nuclear and ballistic missile technology and equipment from German companies “at what is, even by international standards, a quantitatively high level.”

To make matters worse, another German intelligence report indicated that the Iranians not only were continuing their efforts to acquire nuclear technology after the agreement was signed, but they also sought items that could be used to make illegal chemical and biological weapons.

The intelligence report from the state of Rhineland-Palatinate’s intelligence agency, the equivalent of an FBI field office, stated that Iran aggressively targeted German companies whose equipment could be used “for atomic, biological, and chemical weapons in a war.”

Two German intelligence officials subsequently confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that the Iranian procurement efforts continued this year and involved front companies operating from the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and China, and to a lesser extent from Turkmenistan and Iraq.

The independent Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security reported last week that many Iranian entities previously sanctioned for acquiring illicit nuclear technologies are now actively obtaining goods in China:

This uptick in activity in China corresponds to a reduced emphasis on enforcement in the United States over alleged illegal Iranian procurement activities. During the last two years, the Obama administration has inhibited federal investigations and prosecutions of alleged Iranian illegal procurement efforts. The stated reason has been concern over the impact on the Iran nuclear deal.

In other words, the administration has prioritized preserving the nuclear deal over enforcing it. Iran, therefore, sees little risk in continued nuclear smuggling efforts and may be emboldened in other areas as well.

David Albright and Andrea Stricker of the Institute for Science and International Security also reported on July 7 that Iran tried to buy tons of carbon fiber, which is a controlled material needed for building advanced centrifuges for uranium enrichment, from an undisclosed country. They warned that this attempt, which came after the implementation of the nuclear agreement in January, raises concerns over whether Iran intends to abide by its nuclear commitments.

This disturbing news comes after the revelation that International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors found man-made uranium particles at the Parchin military complex, where Iran is suspected to have conducted nuclear weapons-related tests.

Meanwhile, Iran’s theocratic dictatorship has made it clear that the nuclear agreement will not alter its hostility to the United States or ease its malign policies toward its neighbors.

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which controls Tehran’s nuclear program and ballistic missile force, has repeatedly challenged U.S. naval forces in the Persian Gulf since the nuclear agreement was reached last year.

IRGC vessels launched rockets within 1,500 yards of the carrier Harry S. Truman near the Strait of Hormuz in late December, flew drones over U.S. warships, and detained and humiliated 10 American sailors in January.

On Monday, IRGC gunboats swarmed dangerously close to a U.S. Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz that was carrying Gen. Joseph Votel, the commander of the U.S. Central Command. The Wall Street Journal reported that there were about 300 such naval incidents orchestrated by Iran against U.S. ships in 2015.

The IRGC launched a series of ballistic missiles in March, including two that were inscribed with the message “Israel must be wiped out” in Hebrew.

On July 1, the IRGC’s deputy commander stated that more than 100,000 missiles were ready to be launched at Israel from Lebanon and that Israel’s annihilation was imminent.

Tehran continues to issue threats against other U.S. allies, including Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. The regime continues to orchestrate chants of “Death to America!”

But these threats are continuously ignored by the Obama administration, which prefers to focus on promises of Iranian compliance with its nuclear commitments, which Tehran repeatedly has broken in the past.

Proof that Iran’s regime has not changed is the fact that it is still in the hostage-taking business. When the nuclear agreement came into effect on “implementation day,” Jan. 16, Iran recovered seven Iranians charged with sanctions violations in return for four innocent American captives held as bargaining chips. A fifth American, a student jailed for unknown reasons, also was released.

The hostage deal, which the administration maintains was negotiated separately from the nuclear deal, involved the release of Iranians justifiably imprisoned or charged with sanctions violations. This swap of prisoners for hostages rewarded Iran’s dictatorship for hostage-taking and is sure to encourage it to seize more captives.

In addition to furnishing leverage over the U.S. and other countries, the Tehran regime has arrested Iranians with dual citizenship and held them hostage on flimsy charges in order to intimidate political opponents and stifle reform efforts. Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, has constantly warned against the threat of political and cultural “infiltration” by the U.S. and its allies after the nuclear deal, spurring a wave of arrests and persecution of dual nationals.

A Great Deal for Iran

The administration’s diplomatic engagement without preconditions has enabled Iran’s dictatorship to have its cake and eat it too. Iran remains the world’s foremost state sponsor of terrorism, but has been rewarded on the nuclear front for what could be temporary and easily reversible concessions.

In addition to allowing Tehran to recover roughly $100 billion in sanctions relief, the Obama White House has encouraged European allies to increase trade and investment in Iran, cleared the path for the sale of Boeing aircraft to Iran—which could be used for military purposes—and has pressed the Financial Action Task Force, an international body that enforces money laundering standards, to ease restrictions on Iran.

The administration has gone so far as to buy 32 tons of heavy water from Iran for $8.6 million, thereby subsidizing Iran’s nuclear program. The material was meant to be used in the Arak heavy water reactor for the production of plutonium, but that reactor is being redesigned.

Under the terms of the nuclear agreement, Iran is required to reduce its supply of heavy water, but Washington is not required to purchase it. By buying the heavy water, the United States risks legitimizing Iran as a nuclear supplier and rewarding it for past violations of its nuclear obligations. Iran instead could blend the heavy water down to regular water.

But the administration, now held hostage by its desperate need to salvage a “legacy,” has downplayed the risks involved in its heavy water subsidy, just as it has downplayed all the risks inherent in the nuclear deal from the very beginning.

The White House has succumbed to a form of diplomatic “Stockholm syndrome” in which the preservation of the nuclear deal with Iran is its top priority.

Even worse, U.S. officials have said that the administration is seeking to encourage Western trade with Iran to make it more difficult for future presidents to walk away from the agreement.

U.S. allies are increasingly skeptical of Washington’s ability and willingness to strictly enforce the agreement. As a British diplomat reportedly complained, “The United States is no longer feared by its enemies or respected by its friends.”

Hope for Change: An Unrealistic Strategy for Iran

The Iran nuclear agreement, which frontloads sanctions relief for Iran and removes key restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program after 10 to 15 years, makes no sense unless the Obama administration believes that Iran’s tyrannical regime will be transformed in the immediate future.

Unfortunately, Obama sees himself as a transformative figure and presumes that his engagement with Iran and the nuclear agreement are transformative, rather than purely transactional, operations.

The administration has argued that the agreement will help Iranian “moderates” in a supposed power struggle with hard-liners. But the power struggle in Iran today pits hardliners against ultra hard-liners.

The genuine moderates that the administration should have engaged were purged by the regime in 2009 after massive public protests against Iran’s fraudulent elections. The Obama administration watched from the sidelines during that crisis, intent on unconditionally engaging the hard-liners who brutally suppressed the opposition green movement. As a result, there is a lot less hope for change in Iran today.

The nuclear deal that the administration negotiated with these hardliners is unlikely to last any longer than the nuclear agreement that the Clinton administration negotiated with North Korea in 1994.

It will be up to the next administration to clean up the disastrous Iranian nuclear legacy that it inherits from this one. (For more from the author of “Obama’s Legacy Is Likely to Be Nuclear-Armed Iran” please click HERE)

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As Obama Speaks in Dallas, Police Groups Question His Support

As President Barack Obama visited Dallas on Tuesday to speak at the memorial service for five slain police officers there, some law enforcement advocates faulted his legacy on the issue as negative.

“It’s a consistent pattern that whenever there is violence, he has repeatedly failed to wait until the facts are known before giving his opinion that implies cops are racists and that pollutes the environment around the case,” Ron Hosko, president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, told The Daily Signal in a telephone interview.

“He has put his thumb on the scales of justice and has simultaneously inflamed matters,” Hosko said. “He is no friend to law enforcement.”

During his remarks in Dallas, the president repeatedly praised police but also asserted that the concerns of peaceful protesters are legitimate.

“We know that an overwhelming majority of police officers do an incredibly hard and dangerous job fairly and professionally. They are deserving of our respect and not our scorn,” Obama said, adding:

When anyone, no matter how good their intentions may be, paints all police as bias or bigoted, we undermine those officers we depend on for our safety. As for those who use rhetoric suggesting harm to police, even if they don’t act on it themselves, they not only make the job of police officers more dangerous, they do a disservice to the very cause of justice they claim to promote.

The president added: “America, we know bias remains. We know it. … No institution is entirely immune. That includes police departments.”

He continued:

When mothers and fathers raise their kids right and have ‘the talk’ about how to respond to a police officer—‘Yes, sir, no sir’—but fear that something terrible may happen when their child walks out the door, still fear that kids being stupid and not quite doing things right might end in tragedy—when all this takes place more than 50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, we can’t just simply turn away and dismiss those in peaceful protest as troublemakers or paranoid. We can’t simply dismiss it as a symptom of political correctness or reverse racism.

‘Symptomatic’

On Wednesday, the president is scheduled to meet with a group of law enforcement officials, civil rights activists, and local political leaders about rebuilding trust between police departments and their communities, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.

Earnest said It’s time for police departments around the country to implement the recommendations of the White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing. That report called for a greater emphasis on police forces having community-based partnerships with schools, businesses, and neighborhood organizations; greater transparency and oversight; and increased officer training.

Jon Adler, president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, on Monday publicly asked Obama to use blue lights to illuminate the White House in honor of the fallen officers in Dallas:

While we appreciate the president’s proclamation to have our flag flown at half-mast in honor of our fallen police heroes, I respectfully request that he demonstrate his full respect for their ultimate sacrifice by illuminating the White House in blue. Actions speak louder than scripted words, and the honorable act of displaying law enforcement’s ‘This Blue Line’ at the White House would demonstrate the president’s sincere commitment to our fallen heroes and their families.

The White House did not respond to The Daily Signal’s inquiry as to whether it would honor the request or is considering the blue lights.

Obama’s remarks at the memorial service in Dallas were his most extensive so far.

Speaking Friday from Poland, Obama condemned the police shootings of black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and in Minneapolis that preceded the deadly attack Thursday on Dallas police officers, saying:

What I can say is that all of us as Americans should be troubled by these shootings because these are not isolated incidents. They’re symptomatic of a broader set of racial disparities that exist in our criminal justice system.

‘Anti-Police Narrative’

Hosko, who was assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division from 2012 through 2014, said he agrees with recommendations from the White House policing task force, including body cameras, more neighborhood-based policing, and better training.

However, he said, too many departments don’t have enough resources.

Hosko and other critics with law enforcement backgrounds say Obama has unfairly criticized police before knowing the facts, beginning with a police officer’s arrest of a Harvard professor that led to a “beer summit” at the White House and continuing with the president’s commentary regarding the deaths of black men after altercations with police in Ferguson, Missouri, and in New York and Baltimore.

However, PolitiFact recently called it “mostly false” to characterize Obama as anti-cop, publishing numerous pro-police statements by the president. Among them was this 2015 remark:

“As president, I am committed to making sure America’s dedicated police officers receive the support and recognition they have earned, and to doing all I can to protect those who protect us.”

Vice President Joe Biden told CNN on Monday that Obama “in fact has, repeatedly, been supportive of the police organizations. He talked about it.”

In 2009, Obama said during a White House news conference that Sgt. James Crowley of the police department in Cambridge, Massachusetts, “acted stupidly” in confronting Henry Louis Gates Jr. as the Harvard professor was entering his house. Crowley arrested Gates for disorderly conduct, a charge that later was dropped.

“There’s a long history in this country of African-Americans being stopped disproportionately by the police,” Obama also said at the time. “It’s a sign of how race remains a factor in this society.”

The Cambridge police union accused Obama of a rush to judgment. The president tried to smooth over the matter by bringing together Crowley and Gates for a beer with himself and Biden.

“How he responded to that right off the bat showed his view of law enforcement was decidedly skeptical,” Scott Erickson, president of Americans in Support of Law Enforcement, told The Daily Signal in a phone interview.

“He has been one of many pieces that has helped create an anti-police narrative,” said Erickson, who served as a police officer for 18 years in California, adding:

How he responds is disproportionate because he is the president and it impacts what we see as acceptable. What he should do and should have done is show a shared sense of empathy. Shared empathy will make a person less prone to jump to conclusions.

‘A National Problem’

During a December 2012 interview with BET, the month after he won a second term, Obama said:

The vast majority of law enforcement officers are doing a really tough job, and most of them are doing it well and are trying to do the right thing. But a combination of bad training, in some cases; a combination in some cases of departments that really are not trying to root out biases, or tolerate sloppy police work; a combination in some cases of folks just not knowing any better, and in a lot of cases, subconscious fear of folks who look different—all of this contributes to a national problem that’s going to require a national solution.

Five days following the Ferguson incident in 2014, when officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown after he grabbed at the officer’s firearm, Obama said from Martha’s Vineyard: “There is never an excuse for violence against police or for those who would use this tragedy as a cover for vandalism or looting. There’s also no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protests or to throw protesters in jail for lawfully exercising their First Amendment rights.”

The Obama administration’s Justice Department launched an investigation of the Ferguson Police Department and settled a federal lawsuit with the agency in March.

After drug dealer Freddie Gray, who was black, died last year while in the custody of Baltimore police, Obama criticized both police and voters. He went on to say: “I can’t federalize every police force in the country and force them to retrain, but what I can do is to start working with them collaboratively so that they can begin this process of change themselves.”

In the incidents last week before the Dallas attack, an officer fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Minneapolis and officers fatally shot Alton Sterling after forcing him to the floor of a parking garage.

The latest police shootings of black men prompted protests around the country, many organized by Black Lives Matter, including the one Dallas. Near the end of that protest, authorities say, Micah Xavier Johnson shot 12 police officers, killing five.

“Insisting we do more to root out racial bias is not an attack on cops, but an effort to live up to our highest ideas,” Obama said Tuesday in Dallas, adding:

Even those who dislike the phrase Black Lives Matter surely we should be able to hear the pain of Alton Sterling’s family … so that yes, insist that his life matters, just as we should understand the students and coworkers who showed their affection for Philando Castile.

‘We Need to Fight’

Another liberal group, MoveOn.org, criticized conservatives who questioned the president or Black Lives Matter in their treatment of the issue of police shootings.

“The last thing we need is more violent and hate-baiting rhetoric like what we’re seeing from former Congressman Joe Walsh and right-wing pundits,” Anna Galland, the group’s executive director of civic action, said in a statement.

In a tweet he later deleted, former Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., wrote: “3 Dallas Cops killed, 7 wounded. This is now war. Watch out Obama. Watch out black lives matter punks. Real America is coming after you.”

Galland’s statement for MoveOn.org continued:

We don’t need fear-mongering calls for more guns or more militarized policing. We don’t need a further crackdown on peaceful, lawful protesters or to cast blame at peaceful movements that are confronting police violence. We need to protect civil liberties and fight for the civil rights of black people and all Americans, while keeping our neighbors and communities safe.

Fox News quoted William Johnson, executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, as faulting Obama and his administration for their “refusal to condemn movements like Black Lives Matter.” The police group endorsed Obama in 2008.

Johnson said such movements were “actively calling for the death of police officers, that type of thing, all the while blaming police for the problems in this country,” and such rhetoric “has led directly to the climate that has made Dallas possible.”

“It’s a war on cops,” he said. “And the Obama administration is the Neville Chamberlain of this war.” (For more from the author of “As Obama Speaks in Dallas, Police Groups Question His Support” please click HERE)

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Obama and the Most Successful National Subversion in World History

America is coming apart – not just the United States, the sovereign nation, but our Constitution, our culture, our traditions, all of what “America” has come to mean.

It is not by accident.

What we are witnessing is the product of eight years of Barack Obama and his divisive rhetoric and destructive policies.

Obama’s “transformation” is a euphemism for the crippling and humbling of a great nation he considers racist, oppressive, venal and dysfunctional.

He warned us.

“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” – Barack Obama, October 30, 2008.

But Michelle Obama said it best.

“We are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.” – Michelle Obama, May 14, 2008.

And that different place as a nation is fragmentation and collapse.

It is not a conspiracy.

There is, in fact, a deliberate, coordinated and ongoing effort to subvert the United States as a capitalist, Judeo-Christian based republic and replace it with alien political ideologies and cultures incompatible to personal liberty.

None of what is happening is “home-grown.”

There is an alliance between the global political left and radical Islam, two totalitarian philosophies that cannot dominate the world without first destroying capitalist, Judeo-Christian-based democracy, the United States being both the foremost proponent and primary target.

Just as Islamists attempt to impose their religion on the world in a totalitarian fashion requiring unwavering obedience, so do radical leftists strive to create an omnipotent socialist state that will control every aspect of daily life and will enforce a universal brand of “social justice” on all mankind.

I will not mince words.

The Democrat Party now represents, at least philosophically if not operationally, the American subsidiary of that alliance.

The Republican Party is dominated by globalists, obsessed with the acquisition of personal power and profit, and uninterested and willingly impotent in defending the rights, liberties and well-being of American citizens. The GOP leadership has solidified its choice to no longer represent what had been its constituency, but to adopt the identity of junior partners in the ruling class.

To summarize, the crises we are currently experiencing are the direct consequence of the policies pursued by Barack Obama, a coffeehouse communist and Islamic groupie, who leads a lawless cabal of fellow-travelers, financed by domestic anti-American and foreign sources, supported by professional agitators, facilitated by a supine Republican political opposition and cheered-on by a predominately left-wing media.

Societal division and social unrest are tactics used to destabilize and demoralize, to further fundamentally transform the country, which has already been undermined economically, educationally and culturally from within.

It has always been the dilemma of social revolutionaries, whether communist or Islamic, that as long as individuals embraced liberty and had the belief that his or her Divine spark of reason could solve the problems facing society, then that society would never reach the state of hopelessness and alienation recognized as the necessary prerequisite for totalitarianism.

Political correctness is part of that effort. Its aim is to narrow the range of thought in order to make independent thinking literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express those thoughts. It is accomplished through the systematic destruction of words and phrases as “microaggressions” or simply making statements that are patently untrue.

For example, despite exhaustive efforts by the Mainstream Media to paint Black Lives Matter (BLM) as a movement dedicated to “racial equality” or “social justice” and engaging in “peaceful protests;” it is, in reality, a violent, racist, and dangerous domestic terror group funded by rich white men (links to Ben and Jerry’s Foundation and George Soros) devoted to destabilizing American socio-cultural infrastructure, legitimized by Obama with a presidential invitation to the White House, and endorsed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim Brotherhood front group and the unindicted co-conspirator in the prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation for providing support to the terrorist group Hamas.

That is a pattern of connected dots, which our hopelessly corrupt political-media establishment, as acts of self-preservation and complicity-avoidance, tries tirelessly to disconnect.

Most of the social chaos and extremism we are currently witnessing in our country is the product of a well-funded and well-organized anti-American, predominately foreign, radical Islamo-leftist agenda – and an administration that enables rather than opposes the aims of our enemies.

It is time for patriots to take America back. (For more from the author of “Obama and the Most Successful National Subversion in World History” please click HERE)

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