GEORGE W BUSH TAKES THE ICE WATER CHALLENGE

HIS LONG SUFFERING WIFE LAURA WHO WOULDN’T DO IT B/C IT WOULD RUIN HER HAIRSTYLE?

HAD BUSH JR WRITING A CHECK WHEN SHE DUMPED THE ICE ON HIM

HE WAS CHALLENGED BY DAUGHTER JENNA AND OTHERS

HE CHALLENGED FRIEND AND CO-WORKER BILL CLINTON – THEY ARE BUDDIES?

SICK YET?

I GUESS IT FELT GOOD FOR LAURA CONSIDERING HER HUSBAND’S LONG STANDING AFFAIR WITH

CONDI RICE

WHO ONCE REFERRED TO BUSH JR AS “MY HUSBAND” – NO JOKE

UPPITY BITCH.

IN GW BUSH’S CASE – I WISH IT WAS RUBBER BULLETS TO THE HEAD INSTEAD OF ICE WATER (

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George W. Bush Takes Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Bill Clinton

Posted: 08/20/2014 1:42 pm EDT Updated: 08/20/2014 1:59 pm EDTPoliticians of various ideologies have participated in the ice bucket challenge to help raise money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

A video released on Wednesday’s “Today” show features former President George W. Bush getting in on the action. Bush accepted the challenge from daughter Jenna Bush Hager, among others.

“To you all who challenged me, I do not think it’s presidential for me to be splashed with ice water, so I’m simply going to write you a check,” Bush teased viewers.

As he wrote the check, former first lady Laura Bush dumped ice water on the 43rd president.

“That check is from me,” she said. “I wouldn’t ruin my hairstyle.”

Bush went on to challenge former President Bill Clinton, joking that his gift for Clinton’s 68th birthday, which was Tuesday, “is a bucket of cold water.”

President Barack Obama unfortunately declined Ethel Kennedy’s ice bucket challenge, though White House spokesman Eric Schultz said Obama would donate money to an ALS charity.

VETERAN COP, SUNIL DUTTA, WARNS CITIZENS OF AMERICA-‘If You Don’t Want To Get Shot,’ Shut Up — Even If We’re Violating Your Rights

Sunil Dutta is a 17-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department and adjunct instructor of homeland security at Colorado Technical University, has a suggestion for victims of police violence searching for someone to blame: Look in the mirror.

HE IS ALSO WRONG

HE IS ALSO AN INDIAN ASSHOLE WHO THINKS HE IS ABOVE THE LAW APPARENTLY

HE IS NOT

I DON’T CARE IF HE’S PRESIDENT OF HIS RACCOON LODGE -

HE CAN GO FUCK HIMSELF IF HE STOPS PEOPLE FOR NO REASON

BASED ONLY ON COLOR

IF THAT IS THE CASE

I DON’T WANT ANY COPS OF COLOR ON ANY POLICE FORCE IN AMERICA ESPECIALLY STUPID ASS INDIAN COPS LIKE THIS IDIOT WHO THINKS HE IS ABOVE THE LAW.

I DON’T THINK PEOPLE SHOULD EVER CALL ANYONE NAMES, OR YELL AT THEM

THE TRUTH IS

1  COPS WORK FOR US – WE PAY THEIR SALARY

2. WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY “NO” YOU CANNOT SEARCH MY CAR

3. I HAVE THE RIGHT TO POLITELY ARGUE WITH YOU AND NOT EXPECT TO BE SHOT TO DEATH

4. IF A COP CANNOT DISCUSS A SITUATION WITH A CITIZEN – THAT COP MUST BE REMOVED FROM SERVICE

5. IF YOU YELL AT ME AND CALL ME NAMES – I WILL TAKE YOUR BADGE #, VIDEO TAPE YOU AND REPORT U

TO YOUR SUPERIORS

6. I WILL FIRE YOU – YOU WORK FOR ME.

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AND YOU CAN CURSE AT A COP IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE AS LONG AS YOU HAVE A SMILE ON YOUR FACE AND KEEP NODDING YOUR HEAD IN AGREEMENT – YES

COPS ARE STUPID

 

Veteran Cop: ‘If You Don’t Want To Get Shot,’ Shut Up — Even If We’re Violating Your Rights

Posted: 08/19/2014 6:36 pm EDT Updated: 08/20/2014 11:59 pm EDTPOLICE BADGE

Sunil Dutta, a 17-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department and adjunct instructor of homeland security at Colorado Technical University, has a suggestion for victims of police violence searching for someone to blame: Look in the mirror.

CTU Faculty - Dr. Sunil DuttaSunil Dutta, Ph.D., is a police sergeant with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and course developer and instructor of Homeland Security at Colorado Technical University. Dr. Dutta earned his Ph.D. at the University of California at Davis and a Master’s degree from the University of Florida. He also earned his Master’s degree in Homeland Security from the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security (NPS/CHDS) and is a criminal justice authority published in The Nation, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and many other mainstream news sources.

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In a column published Tuesday in The Washington Post titled, “I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me,” Dutta responds to mounting criticism of the policing tactics on display in Ferguson, Missouri, amid the hyper-militarization of law enforcement and accusations that officers have violated the First Amendment rights of both demonstrators and journalists covering the events. In a particularly telling passage, Dutta argues that citizens could deter police brutality if they were simply more cooperative, even when they’re unjustly targeted.

“Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you,” he writes. “Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that you’ll sue me and take away my badge. Don’t scream at me that you pay my salary, and don’t even think of aggressively walking towards me. Most field stops are complete in minutes. How difficult is it to cooperate for that long?”

It’s worth noting that arguing with a cop and even verbally abusing one, as well as asking for a badge number, are not illegal actions, though they have been known to lead to punishment or arrest. Dutta goes on to admit that police officers aren’t perfect and some have been known to be corrupt bullies, but he says your best bet is to swallow your pride, stay quiet and submit to any unlawful actions by police.

“But if you believe (or know) that the cop stopping you is violating your rights or is acting like a bully, I guarantee that the situation will not become easier if you show your anger and resentment,” he writes. Dutta goes on to encourage people to seek legal recourse after the fact, rather than protest at the time of the encounter. Of course, an April 2014 poll found that half of Americans don’t believe cops are held accountable for misconduct, so that likely won’t be much solace to most people.

Dutta also claims that you can simply exercise a number of rights, and decline to submit to an illegal stop or search or question a cop’s legal basis to search you — as if those behaviors will automatically ward off an officer.

The column’s general premise was never in doubt. Of course it’s true that one way to avoid escalating a confrontation with a hot-headed or misbehaving cop is to follow orders or shut up, even if your rights are being trampled.

But it’s concerning that Dutta, an officer who both admits structural problems with police behavior and has called for reforms — including an overhaul of internal investigations and the use of officer-mounted cameras to record interactions with citizens — appears so unsympathetic to citizens who are growing increasingly intolerant of police abuse.

As J.D. Tucille, managing editor of Reason.com, writes, the tone of Dutta’s column reveals that he is ignorant of the broader concerns expressed by police critics:

If you have the attitude that you are owed deference and instant obedience by the people around you, and that you are justified in using violence against them if they don’t comply, we already have a problem. That’s especially true if official institutions back you up, which they do.

If you really think that everybody else should “just do what I tell you,” you’re wearing the wrong uniform in the wrong country. And if you really can’t function with some give and take—a few nasty names, a little argument—of the sort that people in all sorts of jobs put up with every damned day, do us all a favor: quit.

Dutta is no doubt correct in claiming that being a cop is a difficult and dangerous job, and that the overwhelming majority of officers are not eager to use their service weapons on anyone, unarmed or not. But in the face of countless instances of officers harassing, abusing and brutalizing suspects far beyond the limits of department policy, it is unfair — and even un-American — to suggest that “not the cops, but the people they stop” are primarily responsible for avoiding this harsh and often illegal treatment.

This story has been updated to include more exact information about the nature of Dutta’s role at Colorado Technical University. A representative for the institution later clarified that Dutta is not currently teaching and that his views are his own and do not reflect the views of the university in any way.

PRETTY DISGUSTING FOR US ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDER TO PROCLAIM: “WE STAND WITH FERGUSON”

WHO IS “WE”?

OBAMA AND HIM?

THIS IS A DIRECT QUOTE FROM HIM:

On Thursday, he told reporters in Washington that the Justice Department would thoroughly investigate the case, and would “continue to stand with Ferguson.” He also said that “few things have affected me as greatly as my trip to Ferguson.”

Holder told the students he understands “the mistrust” between some residents and the police.

“I am the attorney general of the United States, but I am also a black man,” Holder said.

 

THIS IS WHERE AJ HOLDER SCREWS UP – as Attorney general of the United States he has no color and represents all the people in this country – not just the blacks. If a white US AG ever uttered those words there would be an uproar in the minority communities all over the country.

I am sick and tired of catering to these black people who are fat, lazy and unemployed. Not all of them are this way but the majority of the black people in Ferguson look like they have a lot of time on their hands and they are always milling around in the streets which black shop owners struggle to maintain their goods while their fellow black people steal from them.

Really?

That’s just not cool and the Black AG does NOT speak for me. For Holden to side with #Ferguson – before the Grand Jury makes it’s decision to go forward with a trial or decide with the police officer – Darren Wilson who shot Brown – is just plain wrong.

I don’t stand with ferguson and I don’t stand with the police

I stand between them and will wait until the cop gives testimony to make a decision in this case.

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The reporter of this series is Ryan J Reilly – I have no idea who he is other than a reporter for the terrible Rag Huffington Post – I have always hated the HPost and have not altered my opinion of them at all; even in light of their terrible reporting on this issue.

 

Eric Holder Hears From The People Of Ferguson Face To Face

Posted: 08/20/2014 6:47 pm EDT Updated: 1 hour agoFERGUSON, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that the “eyes of the nation and the world” are on this small suburb of St. Louis where an unarmed teenager was shot and killed by police earlier this month. The issues raised by Michael Brown’s death, Holder said, have simmered “beneath the surface in more communities than just Ferguson.”

On Thursday, he told reporters in Washington that the Justice Department would thoroughly investigate the case, and would “continue to stand with Ferguson.” He also said that “few things have affected me as greatly as my trip to Ferguson.”

Before a larger meeting at St. Louis Community College–Florissant Valley on Wednesday, the attorney general met with several students at the local school in what he described as an “opportunity to sit down with some wonderful young people and to hear them talk about the mistrust they have at a young age.”

Dominique McCoy, who attended the smaller meeting, told The Huffington Post that Holder said change wouldn’t happen overnight. “He just let us speak, basically. He semi-voiced his opinion, but we all did the talking. He agreed somewhat to what everyone said,” McCoy added.

A separate attendee, Molyrik Welch, noted to another reporter that her brother had died following an encounter with Ferguson police in 2011.

Holder told the students he understands “the mistrust” between some residents and the police.

“I am the attorney general of the United States, but I am also a black man,” Holder said.

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Attorney General Eric Holder talks with students at St. Louis Community College–Florissant Valley.

Holder told others at the community college how he had been stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike and accused of speeding twice in the past, with police searching his car.

“I remember how humiliating that was and how angry I was and the impact it had on me,” Holder said.

“The same kid who got stopped on the New Jersey freeway is now the attorney general of the United States,” Holder added. “This country is capable of change. But change doesn’t happen by itself.”

After the college events, Holder headed over to Drake’s Place restaurant in Ferguson to talk with other community members. Some people were told that they would be meeting with an official from the Justice Department, but not that it was Holder. The owners of the restaurant said they were informed of the event only about an hour ahead of time. The Justice Department’s Community Relations Service had arranged for the gatherings.

Holder was greeted as a star at Drake’s Place, posing for selfies and group photos with residents and shaking hands. He settled into a corner booth as residents explained the problems that need to be rectified.

Soon, Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, who has earned some praise since he took over policing of Ferguson’s nightly protests, stopped by to greet the attorney general.

“My man! You are the man,” Holder said as Johnson walked in. (this shows favoritism and bias on the part of the AJ)

After the meeting, attendees said they were thankful that Holder and the federal government were paying attention to Ferguson’s problems.

“He told me that he was here because he was concerned about everything that was going on and he wanted us to voice our opinions and what did we want to change, and that he was going back to the White House to report so we can get some funding, so we can get a game plan on how to help our community,” Angela Whitman told HuffPost.

Yvette Townsend-Saunders called the meeting “wonderful” and said she was thankful that Holder had come to the town.

“He said that there needs to be some changes made, things need to be looked into and investigated,” Townsend-Saunders said. “When you were a little boy and you didn’t do something well at school, your mother had to jump in. When the teacher didn’t do something right, the principal had to jump in. I think if you do something right from the bottom, the top doesn’t have to jump in. If things were done right in the beginning, all this wouldn’t have to be.”

“We didn’t know it was Eric Holder [coming],” Rev. John Paul Hopping of Our Lady of Guadalupe, told HuffPost. “They were really nice and they were really listening. They’re looking for solutions and they want to help.”

At the community college, Holder said that they were starting “a good dialogue” but that it was “not enough.”

“We need concrete action to change things in this country,” he said, according to excerpts provided by the Justice Department. “This dialogue is important. But it can’t simply be that we have a conversation that begins based on what happened on August 9 and ends sometime in December, and nothing happens. As I was just telling these young people, change is possible. The same kid who got stopped on the New Jersey freeway is now the attorney general of the United States. This country is capable of change. But change doesn’t happen by itself.”

In addition to Ferguson community members, Holder spent Wednesday meeting with officials from the St. Louis-based U.S. attorney’s office and the local FBI office investigating Brown’s death. He is talking with Brown’s parents and with members of the local congressional delegation.

This story has been updated with more remarks from Holder.

ERIC HOLDER ARRIVES IN FERGUSON, MISSOURI

IT’S PROBABLY NOT HIS VACATION SPOT FOR THIS GUY BUT HE IS THE HEAD OF THE DOJ

UNDER OBAMA

AND HE’S PROVEN TO BE A VERY EFFECTIVE LEADER IN SO MUCH AS OUR LAWS FOR ALL GO.

SO I SAY THIS WITH GREAT CONCERN

I HOPE NONE OF THESE POLICE OFFICERS (WHITE COCKSUCKERS) TRY AND KILL THIS MAN BECAUSE IF US ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDER DIES IN MISSOURI

THE ARMY WILL INVADE THERE AND KILL ALL THE COPS.

JUST SAYING

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Eric Holder Arrives In Ferguson

Posted: 08/20/2014 12:25 pm EDT Updated: 1 minute ago
FILE - This July 14, 2014 file photo shows Attorney General Eric Holder speaking at the Justice Department in Washington. Holder said Thursday he's concerned about police use of military equipment in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made his way to Ferguson on Wednesday, a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown should be charged in his death.

Outside the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, where the grand jury was expected to convene, two dozen protesters gathered in a circle for a prayer, chanted, and held signs urging prosecutor Bob McCulloch to step aside. Nearly two dozen officers guarded the building’s main entrance, which also was blocked off with yellow police tape.

McCulloch’s deep family connections to police have been cited by some black leaders who question his ability to be impartial in the case of Darren Wilson — the white officer who fatally shot the unarmed Brown on Aug. 9. McCulloch’s father, mother, brother, uncle and cousin all worked for the St. Louis Police Department, and his father was killed while responding to a call involving a black suspect.

The prosecutor, who is white, has insisted his background will have no bearing on the handling of the Brown case, which has touched off days of rancorous nighttime protests during which authorities used tear gas and rubber bullets to clear the streets of the St. Louis suburb where he was killed.

The protests were more subdued Tuesday night, with smaller crowds, fewer confrontations and no tear gas. Police said they still made 47 arrests, but mainly of people who defied orders to disperse. Tensions rose briefly when someone hurled a bottle at officers, but there were no reports gunfire or the clashes that had marked previous nights.

QUESTION: IF ASSAD OF SYRIA WAS HOLDING FOLEY – HOW DID TERROR GROUP ISIS GET HIM?

QUESTION: IF ASSAD OF SYRIA WAS HOLDING FOLEY – HOW DID TERROR GROUP ISIS GET HIM?

IF SYRIA WAS HOLDING THESE JOURNALISTS HOW DID ISIS KILL THEM?

ASSAD MUST HAVE GIVEN THESE AMERICAN JOURNALISTS TO ISIS AND THAT IS WHY THEY ARE DEAD NOW

GW BUSH NEVER DID ANYTHING ABOUT THE BEHEADINGS OF AMERICAN CONTRACTORS BACK IN 2006

BUT OBAMA IS VERY UPSET ABOUT THE DEATH’S OF THIS ONE JOURNALIST AND THE POSSIBLE SLAYING OF SOTLOFF

ISIS MUST BE STOPPED AND IN EFFECT SO MUST ASSAD OF SYRIA WHO IS A BUTCHER

IT’S NOT JUST MY OPINION EITHER

IT’S MANY HEADS OF STATE AND OF COUNTRIES THAT KNOW IN THEIR HEART THAT ASSAD MUST DIE.

I SAY WE CAPTURE SYRIA AND BEHEAD HIM AS A THREAT TO ANY OTHER FUCK  TARD MUSLIM PRICK WHO THINKS THEY CAN KILL ONE OF OUR OWN PEOPLE.

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ASSAD NEEDS TO DIE AND ALL OF HIS CHILDREN AND FAMILY MEMBERS NEED TO HANG

SYRIA HAS NO REGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE

I HAVE NO REGARD FOR SYRIANS.

 

One Big Question Surrounds The Murder Of US Journalist James Foley By ISIS

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AP Photo/Steven Senne

Journalist James Foley, of Rochester, New Hampshire, during an interview with the Associated Press on May 27, 2011, after being detained in Libya for over 40 days by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi.

Following the grisly murder of an American journalist by extremist militants, one key question remains: How did ISIS abduct James Foley, who was widely considered to be in the custody of groups loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad?In the words of Mic politics editor Stefan Becket: “The prevailing assumption was that Foley was being held by pro-Assad forces, or by the regime itself. How did he get from there to ISIS?”

The FBI believes an “organized gang” abducted Foley, who was working for GlobalPost, shortly after he left an internet café on Nov. 22, 2012.

In May 2013, GlobalPost President Philip Balboni released the following statement on behalf of himself and Foley’s parents: “We have obtained multiple independent reports from very credible confidential sources … that confirm our assessment that Jim is now being held by the Syrian government in a prison … under the control of the Syrian Air Force Intelligence service.

“[I]t is likely Jim is being held with one or more Western journalists,” Balboni added, “including most likely at least one other American.”

On Tuesday, ISIS released a grisly, 4-minute video apparently showing Foley’s beheading. The video, and claims that ISIS also holds American Time contributor Steven Sotloff, are being investigated by U.S. intelligence services, and Foley’s family stated that James “gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people.”

What is unclear is if previous investigations into Foley’s whereabouts were inaccurate, if ISIS militants somehow captured Foley from some of the regime’s most elite security, or if the Assad regime provided Foley to ISIS.

“Until recently, James Foley was thought to be in hands of pro-Assad forces. If Assad is handing over Westerners to ISIS to be killed, it indicates Assad feels cornered, looking for leverage,” BBC’s Kim Ghattastweeted, adding that the assessment jibes with what her sources inDamascus have told her recently.

Ghattas added that Assad providing Foley to ISIS “would confirm Assad tacitly working [with] ISIS and silence any suggestions Assad is the better alternative. “

Assad and ISIS

Bashar al-Assad helped create ISIS by releasing many of its original members from Syria’s notorious Sednaya prison on May 31, 2011. He then let the group metastasize over three years to build a narrative that if the U.S. wants to choose sides in the Syrian war, it has to choose between the regime and ISIS as both squeeze mainstream rebels.

Bassam Barabandi, who served as a diplomat for several decades in the Syrian Foreign Ministry, explained the strategy in the Atlantic Council:

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Syrian revolutionaries

Syrian activists find little space between Bashar Assad and ISIS.

“Assad first changed the narrative of the newborn Syrian revolution to one of sectarianism, not reform. He then fostered an extremist presence in Syria alongside the activists. Further, he facilitated the influx of foreign extremist fighters to threaten stability in the region. …”The Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) emerged as one of those facts created to ensure Assad’s survival as he and his Iranian backers seek to frame this conflict as a regional sectarian issue, with a classical choice between military powers and Sunni extremists.”

And as the U.S. drops bombs on ISIS in Iraq to curb an offensive in the north of the country, Assad is bombing the de facto ISIS capital of Raqqa, Syria, to show America that he can be a valuable counterterrorism partner.

“Now that ISIS has fully matured, the Assad regime and Iran offer themselves as partners to the United States,” Barabandi wrote. “For the first time, Assad is striking ISIS in Raqqa and locations inside Iraq, in a perverse harvest of the terrorist seeds he planted to quash the civilian-led reform movement.”

Given such a cynical plan, it is well within Assad’s means and motives to give Western captors to the extremists that he helped make strong.

“This is now the key question: Was Foley taken by the Assad regime?” Middle East analyst Kyle Orton writes. ” If he was, then those who believe that Bashar al-Assad is a bulwark against [extremist jihadists] have yet another question to answer about their thesis.”

[UPDATE 8:46 EDT] Foreign Policy Middle East Editor David Kennertweeted James Foley’s last interview, “given in Idlib Province in 2012, describing Assad regime attacks on civilians.”

ISIS NOW TREATERS TO KILL 2ND KIDNAPPED JOURNALIST

ISIS NOW TREATERS TO KILL 2ND KIDNAPPED JOURNALIST

STEVEN SETLOFF WHO FREELANCED FOR “TIME”, “THE NATIONAL INTEREST” AND “MEDIALINE”.

WHILE THIS IS ALL APPALLINGLY FAMILIAR – REMEMBER WHEN BUSH WAS PRESIDENT  ALL THE BEHEADINGS THAT HAPPENED UNDER AL-QUEDA? I DO

I remember them and was appalled and disgusted by them. Fuck these ass loving pigs. I hate Muslims.

I would invite them all to my house so I can cut them into little pieces but I like my white floors and don’t want to dirty them with crap blood of Muslims.

I have a working sword in every room of my house and am willing to behead as may fucktards as I can.

It’s either them or us and believe me when I tell ya – it’s going to be THEM AS LONG AS I CAN HELP IT!

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ISIS Threatens To Kill Steven Sotloff After Beheading James Foley

Posted: 08/20/2014 3:09 am EDT Updated: 44 minutes ago
ISIS SOTLOFF

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. Even so, the U.S. military pressed ahead, conducting nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday.

The White House must now balance the risks of adopting an aggressive policy to destroy the Islamic State against resisting any action that could result in the death of another American.

President Barack Obama will also confront the potentially necessary step of pursuing the Islamic State in Syria, where the U.S. has resisted launching airstrikes or deploying significant American firepower. The president was scheduled to make a midday statement Wednesday about Foley’s killing.

U.S. officials confirmed a grisly video released Tuesday showing Islamic State militants beheading Foley. Separately, Foley’s family confirmed his death in a statement posted on a Facebook page that was created to rally support for his release, saying they “have never been prouder of him.”

“He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people,” said the statement, which was attributed to Foley’s mother, Diane Foley. She implored the militants to spare the lives of other hostages. “Like Jim, they are innocents. They have no control over American government policy in Iraq, Syria or anywhere in the world.”

Foley, 40, from Rochester, New Hampshire, went missing in northern Syria in November 2012 while freelancing for Agence France-Presse and the Boston-based media company GlobalPost. The car he was riding in was stopped by four militants in a contested battle zone that both Sunni rebel fighters and government forces were trying to control. He had not been heard from since.

The beheading marks the first time the Islamic State has killed an American citizen since the Syrian conflict broke out in March 2011, upping the stakes in an increasingly chaotic and multilayered war. The killing is likely to complicate U.S. involvement in Iraq and the Obama administration’s efforts to contain the group as it expands in both Iraq and Syria.

The group is the heir apparent of the militancy known as al-Qaida in Iraq, which beheaded many of its victims, including American businessman Nicholas Berg in 2004.

The video released on websites Tuesday appears to show the increasing sophistication of the Islamic State group’s media unit and begins with scenes of Obama explaining his decision to order airstrikes.

It then cuts to a balding man in an orange jumpsuit kneeling in the desert, next to a black-clad militant with a knife to his throat. Foley’s name appears in both English and Arabic graphics on screen. After the captive speaks, the masked man is shown apparently beginning to cut at his neck; the video fades to black before the beheading is completed. The next shot appears to show the captive lying dead. The video appears to have been shot in an arid area; there is no vegetation to be seen and the horizon is in the distance where the sand meets the gray-blue sky.

At the end of the video, a militant shows a second man, who was identified as another American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warns that he could be the next captive killed. Sotloff was kidnapped near the Syrian-Turkish border in August 2013; he had freelanced for Time, the National Interest and MediaLine.

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the militant fighter shown in the film appears to be British. It was fresh evidence of the insurgents’ increasingly sophisticated use of Western fighters to mobilize recruits and terrorize enemies.

The National Security Council issued a statement Wednesday confirming that the video was authentic, as Twitter and some other social media outlets tried to block its spread. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo tweeted that his company was “actively suspending accounts as we discover them related to this graphic imagery.” He gave a link to a story about Foley’s killing.

Several senior U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the situation said the Islamic State very recently threatened to kill Foley to avenge the crushing airstrikes over the past two weeks against militants advancing on Mount Sinjar, the Mosul dam and the Kurdish capital of Irbil.

Both areas are in northern Iraq, which has become a key front for the Islamic State as its fighters travel to and from Syria.

Senators from Foley’s home state of New Hampshire condemned the killing.

“His murder was a cowardly act of terrorism and underscores the threat that ISIL poses to the freedoms we hold dear,” said Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte went further, calling for the Islamic State’s destruction. “This barbaric and heinous act shocks the conscience and highlights the truly evil nature of the terrorists we confront, who must be defeated,” she said.

Other Republican hawks echoed that message, and some questioned Obama’s resolve.

“The United States must not cower to these terrorists’ ruthless demands by remaining on the sidelines,” said Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., a House Intelligence Committee member and former Army officer.

“ISIL has declared war on the United States, on the American people and on freedom loving people everywhere,” added Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., accusing the group of “murdering civilians, raping women and young girls and enslaving them, and carrying out a systematic genocide of anyone who does not share their warped and extremist Islamist views.”

Obama, he lamented, has been “unwilling to do what is necessary to confront ISIL.”

Since Aug. 8, there have been at least 77 U.S. airstrikes in Iraq on Islamic State targets — including security checkpoints, vehicles and weapons caches. It’s not clear how many militants have been killed in the strikes, although it’s likely that some were.

Tuesday’s airstrikes by American fighter jets and drones centered on targets around the Mosul Dam and were designed to help Iraqi and Kurdish forces create a buffer zone at the key facility, according to a U.S. official. The official was not authorized to discuss the ongoing operations publicly so spoke on condition of anonymity.

The Islamic State militant group is so ruthless in its attacks against all people they consider heretics or infidels that it has been disowned by al-Qaida’s leaders. In seeking to impose its harsh interpretation of Islamic law in the lands it is trying to control, the extremists have slain soldiers and civilians alike in horrifying ways — including mounting the decapitated heads of some of its victims on spikes.

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists says that more than 80 journalists have been abducted in Syria, and estimates that around 20 are currently missing there. It has not released their nationalities. In its annual report in November, the committee described the widespread seizure of journalists as unprecedented and largely unreported by news organizations in the hope that keeping the kidnappings out of public view may help in the captives’ release.

Most of the kidnappings over the past two years have occurred in northern and eastern Syria, where a mix of mainstream rebel factions and jihadi groups hold sway. This year, several foreign journalists were released after lengthy terms in captivity, including three Spanish journalists in March and four French reporters a month later.

Jihadi factions, such as the Islamic State group, are believed responsible for most of the abductions, but government-backed militias, criminal gangs and more moderate rebel factions also have been implicated. The motives range from ransom to prisoner exchanges.

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Associated Press writers Lita Baldor, Bradley Klapper and Julie Pace in Washington, Ryan Lucas in Beirut, Rik Stevens in Rochester, New Hampshire, and Zeina Karam in Beirut contributed to this report.

 

 

JUST CAUSE I DIDN’T SEE IT DOESN’T MEAN IT DIDN’T HAPPEN-RIP JOURNALIST JAMES FOLEY

KILL THE MUSLIMS IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY

THESE FUCKING ASSHOLES FROM HELL HAVE OUTLIVED THEIR TIME ON MY EARTH

THESE ASSWIPE ISIS MILITANTS WHO SHOWED A CLIP OF JAMES FOLEY BEFORE AND

ONLY AFTER HIS DEAD BODY LIED ON THE GROUND BLURRING HIS HEAD AND HANDS.

AND THEN ANOTHER JOURNALIST COWERING IN THE SAND ON HIS KNEES IN FRONT OF THIS PUNK ISLAMIC FUCKTARD

THESE MUSLIMS LOVE TAKING AMERICAN HEADS OFF – I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL WE START TAKING THEIR HEADS

OBAMA AGREES WITH ME

THIS IS WHAT HE SAID TODAY:

‘NO PLACE’ FOR ISIS THIS CENTURY

I COULDN’T AGREE MORE WITH WHAT HE SAID AS FOLLOWS:

President Obama vowed to “vigilant” and “relentless” against the military jihadists known as ISIS Wednesday, as US airstrikes continued to target them early Wednesday morning following their beheading of an American journalist and threat to kill another.

“A group like ISIL has no place in the 21st century,” Obama said, adding that the international community should work together to “extract this cancer so that it does not spread.”

More than a dozen airstrikes were fired in the past 24 hours near the Mosul dam, considered a strategic region, where jihadists were apparently meeting, The Telgraph reported.

The National Security Council verified the video of freelance journalist James Wright Foley being beheaded on camera Wednesday morning, saying, “we have reached the judgment that this video is authentic.”

In the video, titled “A Message to America,” the jihadists vow to kill another American reporter, Time journalist Steven Joel Sotloff, if the US continues to target the region.

News of Foley’s death shook the international community and caused outrage from many reporters.

“We believe those who kill journalists or hold them hostage should be brought to justice,” said Gary Pruitt, the CEO of The Associated Press.

“We believe the assassination of a journalist in wartime should be considered an international crime of war,” Pruitt added. “The murder of a journalist with impunity is a threat to a free press and democracy around the world.”

Obama did not expand on any specific plans, but said protecting American lives was of the utmost importance. He belittled ISIS’s platform, saying, “No faith teaches people to massacre innocents.”

“Their ideology is bankrupt,” he added. “People like this ultimately fail. They fail because the future is won by those who build and not destroy.

AFTER ALL THE BULLSHIT TEX-ASS GOV RICK PERRY TURNS HIMSELF INTO POLICE

Tuesday on counts of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant.

THIS IS BETTER THAN REALITY TV

NOW HE’LL BE RUNNING AS PRESIDENT OF HIS

CELL BLOCK

AFTER BUBBA GETS FINISHED WITH HIM

AFTER ALL

BUBBA LOVES TO RUBBA BUBBA BOO HOORAH!

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Rick Perry Turns Himself In

PLEASE LISTEN TO VIDEO WHILE READING THIS ARTICLE – THANKS!!!

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) turned himself in to authorities Tuesday on counts of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant.

Perry was indicted Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption.

Before being booked, Perry said he stood by his decision.

“This issue is far bigger than me. It’s about rule of law, it’s about the Constitution that allows not just the governor but every citizen to speak their mind, free of political interference or legal intimidation,” Perry said.

“I’m going to fight this injustice with ever fiber of my being, and we will prevail,” he said.

Austin ABC affiliate KVUE later tweeted out a photo of Perry’s mug shot:

View image on Twitter

In a press conference on Saturday, he called the indictment an “abuse of power” and said he would fight the charges. On Sunday, he touted the number of people who found his indictment “sketchy,” including David Axelrod, a former adviser to President Barack Obama.

JERRY SEINFELD IS STILL AN ASSHOLE – NOW HE’S A RICH ASSHOLE

HE OWNS A PORCHE & HE STOLE ANOTHER MAN’S WIFE

IN FACT

STEINFELD IS SUCH A CHICK MAGNET

HE STOLE A LOT OF GIRLS FROM GUYS IN HIS LIFETIME

APPARENTLY WIFE JESSICA IS A GOLD DIGGER

AND HE IS A SCHMUCK

I HATED HIS SHOW WHEN IT WAS ON TV

AND I BASICALLY HAVE SEEN THIS ASSHOLE IN NYC MORE TIMES THAN I WANTED

I SAW HIM RACING AROUND TOWN WITH HIS THEN GIRLFRIEND JESSICA

BUT HE WAS IN THE HAMPTONS RECENTLY AND YELLED AT A WOMEN TO NOT HIT HIS PRECIOUS CAR?

THE GUY IS STILL A DOUCHE BAG ASSHOLE MO FO BUT NOW HE’S A RICH ONE

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I WOULDN’T GO FROM MY SOFA TO MY COFFEE TABLE TO MEET HIM AND IF ANYONE EVER INTRODUCES ME

I WILL FART LONG AND LOUD.

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Jerry Seinfeld freaks out after his vintage Porsche is almost struck

 THE RUDE JEW

Jerry Seinfeld exchanged words with another motorist in the Hamptons on Monday after she nearly backed into his prized wheels.

The funnyman was sitting on a bench in East Hampton, across the street from his rare 1973 Porsche 911 RSR, when he spotted another car backing up to park in front his vehicle.

But as that car got a little too close for Seinfeld’s comfort, he ran across the street and yelled at the 60-year-old female motorist to stop.

The woman appeared to be frightened as she hit the brakes, and stepped out of her vehicle momentarily to hear Seinfeld’s angry words.

She left without further incident.

Seinfeld was out with Argentine polo player Nacho Figueras when the near-fender-bender happened.

When Seinfeld spotted a photographer snapping pictures of the incident, he called for Figueras to get into the car and they drove away, too.

The stand-up comic is the host of a Web talk show, “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.”

A rep for Seinfeld said he was out of the country Tuesday and could not be reached for comment
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REPUBLICAN RAPIST, GOP HOUSE REP, HENRY RAYHONS GOES TO JAIL

FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING HIS MENTALLY INCAPACITATED WIFE

USUALLY THESE DISGUSTING REPUBLICANS HAVE A MISTRESS

THIS POOR WOMAN HAD TO SUFFER HER WITH HER HUSBAND’S DICK ONE LAST TIME WHILE SHE SUFFERED

FROM ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE?

SHE DIED ON AUGUST 8 AND HE RAPED HER ON MAY 23 -

HE’S DOING A GREAT JOB RAPING THE REST OF THE COUNTRY — TOO!

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Henry Rayhons, GOP Rep., Accused Of Sexually Abusing Incapacitated Wife

Posted: 08/18/2014 4:26 pm EDT Updated: 08/18/2014 4:59 pm EDT

An Iowa legislator who allegedly had sex with his mentally incapacitated late wife has been charged with sexual abuse.

Henry Rayhons, 78, a Republican state representative from Iowa House District 8, was told by medical staff on May 15 that his wife, 78-year-old Donna Rayhons, no longer had the mental ability to consent to sexual activity, according to a criminal complaint obtained by WHO-TV.

Donna Rayhons, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, had been living in Concord Care Center in Garner, Iowa, since March, according to the Des Moines Register.

On May 23 — 8 days after being told his wife could no longer consent — Rayhons went into his wife’s room at the nursing home and closed the curtains that separated the woman from her roommate. The roommate later told staff that the noises she heard indicated Rayhons was engaged in sexual activity with his wife.

Surveillance video also allegedly shows Rayhons throwing his underwear into a laundry bag as he left the room, according to the complaint.

In an interview with law enforcement in June, Rayhons allegedly confessed to “having sexual contact” with his wife, according to KCCI. He also allegedly admitted that he had a copy of the document that stated his wife did not have the cognitive ability to give consent.

Rayhons was charged with third-degree sexual abuse on Friday.

Elizabeth Barnhill, executive director of the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault, told the Des Moines Register that even though spousal rape has been illegal in Iowa for about 25 years, arrests for the crime are rare and “convictions are even rarer.”

Barnhill also noted that sexual assault between spouses is not considered a “forcible felony” in Iowa.

Henry and Donna Rayhons had been married since 2007, according to the Iowa City Press-Citizen. She died on August 8.

 

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