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ISIS Down Under. . .
The headlines continue to read like nightmares. Law enforcement agencies in Australia broke up a plot by ISIS jihadists to carryout beheadings.
Approximately 800 agents performed raids in Sydney, Brisbane and Logan. Fifteen Islamic State sympathizers were arrested today. They had planned to cut off the heads of random folks walking in the streets and film the beheadings for propaganda.
|Terror Warnings, Border Security||
Terror Warnings Abound
In the past 24 hours, postings in online jihadi forums have appeared encouraging Islamic State sympathizers in America to attack major tourist destinations such as Las Vegas and Times Square. According to one report, the postings involve "a comprehensive guide to building pipe bombs using easily obtained materials like match heads, sugar and Christmas lights."
The information in the messages isn't necessarily new. They are similar to some that appeared nearly a month ago.
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Obama Puts Boots On The Ground -- In Western Africa
President Obama announced a new plan today to put boots on the ground, up to 3,000 American troops. . . to fight the Ebola epidemic. Over the years, books and movies have speculated about Ebola escaping the jungles of Africa and spreading throughout the world. I couldn't help but have a visceral reaction to this news this morning, not to mention all the irony and contradictions that it represents.
|Terror On The Border, Benghazi's Back, Crosses and Mosques||
Terror On The Border And Abroad
Border Patrol agents reportedly found a banner posted on the Mexican side of the border fence in the Yuma sector. It condemned U.S. support for Israel, called for a free Palestinian state and threatened terrorism. The banner was placed on the border fence on 9/11.
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Return Of The Security Moms
Two stories on the front page of today's Washington Post must have sent Obama White House aides rushing for the Maalox. One is about terrorism and the other is about the president's approval rating. They are related and they are bad news for the president.
|Obama's Strategy, Obama Defends Islam, Remembering 9/11||
President Obama delivered a prime-time address to the nation last night laying out his strategy for confronting ISIS (ISIL). Reaction to the president's address was mixed.
Obama apologists were in full damage control mode, arguing that critics were simply playing politics. But there was considerable criticism from the left. For example:
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Obama To Lay Out ISIS Strategy
President Obama will address the nation tonight, perhaps offering his strategy for defeating ISIS. Some analysts believe the president has an opportunity to revive himself. Polls indicate that the public is primed for action. The question is whether Obama will deliver.
|Foreign Policy Debate, Kudos To Mike Pence||
The Great Foreign Policy Debate
President Obama is huddling with congressional leaders today, outlining his newly developed strategy for combating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, which he once dismissed as a "JV" team. Tomorrownight Mr. Obama will share those plans with the rest of the country.
|Victory For Now, Obama's Optics, Boston Jihad, Goodbye Truett||
Victory -- For Now
Facing intense political pressure, President Obama announced over the weekend that he won't issue a unilateral amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants . . . before the election. One commentator said that if Democrats lose the Senate this November, the White House doesn't want to see headlines blaming Obama's amnesty as the reason.
During his interview with Obama, Meet The Press host Chuck Todd suggested this delay was all about politics. Obama insisted otherwise, saying:
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Bush Was Right
George W. Bush deserves a tip of the hat. Here's what the "prophet" Bush said in 2007 about the dangers of a premature withdrawal from Iraq: