Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Larwyn's Linx: Cleta Mitchell to the IRS: Answer this

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Cleta Mitchell to the IRS: Answer this: Power Line
SCOTUS begins demolition of 2nd Amendment: Protein Wisdom
IRS Commissioner Subpoenaed to Testify on Lois Lerner’s ‘Lost’ Emails: Signal

Leaving From Behind: Mark Steyn
Hanna’s Lies Bring Out Energized Base For Claudia Tenney: Jen Kuznicki
Twenty Seven Shot Over the Weekend in Gun Free Chicago: BuzzPo

NYT: VA went after whistleblowers in a big way: Hot Air
Mrs. Clinton Yuks It Up Recalling How She Helped Free Child Rapist: JWF
Now It's a Race for Cantor's Seat Or Is It?: PJM

The Ticking IRS IT Department Time Bomb: DTG
Surprise! The Vegas Cop Killers Weren't So Right-Wing After All: Ace
N.Y. lawmaker aims to give voting rights to illegal immigrants: Reuters


Fourth Turning Accelerating: The Burning Platform
Up to 2MM ObamaCare Enrollees to be Questioned on Subsidies: JWF
From barista to bachelor’s degree … and back to barista: James Pethokoukis

Scandal Central

ICE shipping planeloads of illegal immigrants to Massachusetts: BPR
95% of Illegal Aliens Say They Came for New Amnesty Promise: IJR
Benghazi’s Most Important Whistleblower Just Came Forward: Shoebat


Shorter Krugman: ‘Kool-Aid, Anyone?’: R.S. McCain
Metropolitan Opera romanticizes one NYer’s murder: Ronn Torossian
The Principled Left: iOTW

Only CBS Covers IRS Losing Two Years of Lois Lerner Emails: MRC
Neal Boortz: The IRS scandal is now worse than Watergate: Rare Radio
Liberals in Line to Buy Hillary’s New Book Can’t Name Her Accomplishments: R.S. McCain

Progressives and the Unnecessary Lie: Derek Hunter
Six in 10 Americans Dissatisfied with Obama Administration Handling of 2012 #Benghazi Attack: AmPower
CONFIRMED: Oregon School Shooting Stopped by Armed Resource Officers!: BuzzPo


America's Iraq Bet Goes Bust: Ace
ISIS Declares All Guns in Iraq Illegal…Except Those Used by ISIS: Nick Leghorn
Apocalyptic prophecies drive both sides to Syrian battle for end of time: Reuters

Army begins Bowe Bergdahl investigation: Susan Crabtree
'My husband told them we were Christians and they shot him in the head': Daily Mail
Tamaulipas: Important Capture of a Brutal Zeta, "El Ricky": Borderland

This War Isn't Over: Cal Thomas
A Bitter Aftertaste: Thomas Sowell
France Starting to Reckon with Its History of Anti-Semitism?: PJM

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

DARPA Closer to Urban-combat Spidey Soldiers: DefTech
What is Project RoseLine and why did it get $4M in federal money?: GigaOm
The story behind the first Photoshop image: Verge


Oh what the heck, let’s just bunt it.: MOTUS
Andy McCarthy’s Faithless Execution: David Limbaugh
Michael Schumacher out of coma, transfered to hospital in Lausanne: EuroNews

Image: The Principled Left
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QOTD: "You'll notice that the dominoes are getting bigger. The Arab Spring was a sappy delusion in which sentimentalist pap about the "Facebook Revolution" ran up against the hard, cruel reality of the only viable alternatives to the dictators. In Benghazi, the powder-puff illusions were blown apart, but realpolitik cynics could conclude it's not an important town, or even an important country, so what's the big deal? In Syria, we strengthened Russia, Iran and the jihad, but it's mostly Assad's hapless citizens who are on the receiving end, so who cares? Between Aleppo and Tikrit, ISIS redrew the map of the Anglo-French Middle East for the first time since 1922 and created a hardcore jihad state, but hey, we can probably blame that on Bush and Cheney, right?

And so the consequences of a shrunken America metastasize - from jihadist gangs in Benghazi to chemical gas attacks in Syria to the world's wealthiest jihad state in western Iraq to nuclear ayatollahs, the biggest domino of all. Any US-Iranian deal will be like that Bergdahl/Taliban one. The purpose of "cooperation" for the mullahs would be to provide cover for getting them into Iraq, while the purpose of "cooperation" for the Obama Administration would be to provide cover for staying out. So Iranians would be on the ground in the Shia south while a few drones and whatnot would bomb the Sunni Triangle. The bombing raids would end, but the Iranians would remain. And a nuclear Iran would be born not as a global pariah but within the context of a Washington-Teheran rapprochement.

... And what of the dominoes beyond? Thousands of nominally "western" citizens - young men from Britain, Canada, Europe and, yes, America - have swarmed to Syria to join the jihad. In Osama's strong horse/weak horse terms, they're riding high. But one day they'll saddle up and return "home" with their western passports, having acquired lots of new and incendiary skills." --Mark Steyn

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