Texan Border Patrol agent Javier Vega, Jr was fishing with his parents, wife, and three sons when two illegal immigrants attempted to rob them, opening fire on Vega and family. Vega was shot in the chest and died, his father was shot in the hip. Javier was a Border Patrol veteran of six years and had previously served in the U.S. Marine Corp, like his brother Jordy.
Half of Americans believe that the Central American children who have crossed the border illegally should be sent home because the U.S. doesn’t have the resources to deal with them, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll has found.
The poll found that 51% believed the migrants should be “returned immediately” while 43% said the U.S. has a responsibility to allow the children to stay if they are facing danger in their home countries.
That split opinion emerged in a survey conducted July 30-Aug. 3 as an influx of thousands of unaccompanied minors has strained U.S. border patrols and detention facilities. WSJ
President Obama addressed the crisis in Iraq Thursday night by authorizing humanitarian airdrops of food, authorizing “targeted airstrikes”, and promoting the removal of Nouri al Maliki who is blamed for alienating large sections of Iraq’s population.
The U.S. has airdropped meals and water in Iraq, sending aid to minority groups trapped by the Islamic terrorist group ISIS.
The issue in Iraq is not a political issue that can be resolved by Iraq forming a new inclusive government. The issue is ISIS, that terrorist horde needs to be stopped. A horrifying cruel terrorist group that is slandering men, women, child; and destroying whole communities. Continue reading Half Measures→
Partisan ploys almost prevented Congress from approving funding for the Israeli Iron Dome defense system before it adjourns for a month-long recess. The U.S. Congress passed emergency funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system on Friday.
Israel requested an additional $225 million for the partially U.S. funded defensive Iron Dome project credited with saving lives. Since June the Iron Dome system has intercepted about 500 rockets.
The Senate gave unanimous consent for the funding. Friday evening the House of Representatives also overwhelmingly passed the additional funding by a vote of 395-8. it requires the U.S. President’s signature, which it is likely to receive.
“The House will always support Israel’s right to defend itself, and today we’ve kept that commitment by backing emergency funding for Iron Dome. This will help protect Israeli citizens from rocket attacks by Hamas, which still has thousands of rockets in its arsenal. By coming together in bipartisan fashion, the United States Congress is sending a clear message: Israel is our friend, and Israel’s enemies are our enemies.” Speaker Boehner’s Press Office
Meriam Ibrahim with her husband and two children arrived in Philadelphia en route to Manchester, where her husband has family and where they will make their new home.
A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived Thursday in the United States, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a “world freedom fighter” and later by cheering supporters waving American flags in New Hampshire. Continue reading Meriam Ibrahim in New Hampshire→
Following last weeks passing of U.S. House Resolution 657 in support of Israel the U.S. Senate this week unanimously passed a resolution in support of Israel. U.S Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire), Robert Mendez (D-New Jersey), and Chuck Schumer (D-New York) proposed Senate Resolution 498 that expresses support for Israel.
S.Res.498 -A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding United States support for the State of Israel as it defends itself against unprovoked rocket attacks from the Hamas terrorist organization.
The U.N. issued a strong statement demanding that Israel and Hamas implement an “immediate and unconditional” cease-fire. A statement is not a resolution and therefore not legally binding. The Palestinians say they will continue to seek Security Council support for a legally enforceable resolution that demands Israel to halt its military actions in Gaza.
The U.S. backed a U.N. Security Council statement.
Israel has accepted a U.N. request for a humanitarian cease-fire three time, Netanyahu said, while Hamas violated
The diplomatic posturing of the Obama administration has been utterly deplorable. That “unshakable” commitment to Israel did not last long. A ban on FAA flights that backfired. Secretary of State trying to bring Hamas supporters, Turkey and Qatar, into the negotiations. A cease-fire agreement where Hamas demands were met and Israel scarcely mentioned. Hypocrisy.
Despite a history of rocky relations between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Obama administration could largely be counted on to watch Israel’s back in the U.N. Security Council, where it succeeded for more than five years in blocking successive efforts by the Palestinians to gain more of the trappings of an independent state and to get the world body to formally censure Israeli settlement policies.
That changed after the stroke of midnight Sunday when, in the early minutes of Monday, July 28, the U.N. Security Council, with the backing of the United States, issued a formal “presidential statement” demanding that Israel and Hamas implement an “immediate and unconditional” cease-fire to end fighting that has left more than 1,000 Palestinians and 43 Israelis dead….
“Ladies and gentleman, we heard a presidential statement right now from the Security Council that miraculously doesn’t mention Hamas or rockets or Israel’s right to defend its citizens,” Israeli U.N. envoy Ron Prosor said sarcastically.
The MS-13 (Mara Salvatruche) gang’s formation is traced back to Salvadoran immigrants to Los Angeles in the 1980s after the Central American civil wars. 13 had guerilla warfare experience and training making them the most ruthless, sophisticated, and violent street gang.
The gang, with its ties to Central American, is involved in gun smuggling. This gang’s assaults and murders using a machete to hack a victim to death or shoot a victim in the head in broad daylight. The gang is allied with several of Mexico’s drug cartels and is active in
throughout Central America.
The MS-13 gang is heavily involved in criminal activity: drug sales, robberies, home-invasions, gun smuggling, murder, rape, prostitution, car-jackings, human smuggling, extortion…
Police in Suitland, Maryland arrested six illegal immigrants, several are MS-13 gang members, for the suspected killing of Amos Jones a homeless man. The news video mentions the fact that the six murder suspects arrested are illegal immigrants. They range in age from 17 to 23.
Prince George’s County police are reporting that Amos Jones, the man stabbed to death in Suitland early Tuesday morning, was murdered by MS-13 gang members.
Police told ABC7 News Wednesday that six people have been arrested for Jones’ death, several of whom are confirmed to be members of MS-13.
Police said it appears that Jones, a homeless man, was hanging around outside a liquor store in the 4600 block of Huron Avenue when he made some remarks to a 17-year-old girl whom police believe is a gang member.
The woman reportedly left the scene and then returned with several others, who then proceeded to attack Jones and fatally stab him several times.
Jones’ body was discovered around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday.
Daniel Nietzel a middle school teacher in Muscatine, Iowa has invented The Sleeve, a mechanism to protect students in schools.
The simple device Nietzel developed in his basement is a v-shaped metal arm that slips on a doors closer arm and prevents up to 600 pounds of force and keep the door closed.
“I found the top of a Rubbermaid container and measured out geometrically the shape I needed and cut out five pieces,” says Nietzel, a middle school teacher and President of Fighting Chance Solutions. “Then I got out the hot glue gun and on my work shop table in the basement, hot glued it, and let it dry.”
Schools have purchased The Sleeve so has corporations, hospitals, and the military.
It seems the IRS has found and are reviewing backup tapes. It is not know if any of former IRS employee Lois Lerner’s emails are on the backup. More stonewalling. It also seems Lerner’s hard drive was only scratched and not irreparbly damaged.
The head of the IRS confirmed Wednesday that investigators looking into missing emails from ex-agency official Lois Lerner have found and are reviewing “backup tapes” — despite earlier IRS claims that the tapes had been recycled.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, testifying before a House oversight subcommittee, stressed that he does not know “how they found them” or “whether there’s anything on them or not.” But he said the inspector general’s office advised him the investigators are reviewing tapes to see if they contain any “recoverable” material. Continue reading Lois Lerner’s Emails May Not Be Missing→
Ex-Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson says “her supervisor informed her that her clinic needed to double the number of abortions it was doing and that it should be killing 1,135 babies per year to make the financial goals set up for her clinic by Planned Parenthood’s head honchos.”
In a new expose’ video released today, a former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director says Planned Parenthood put a price on the value of a human life: $313.29.