Taliban Explains the Religion of Peace to UN Secretary-General

The Taliban have rejected UN calls for peace during Ramadan, pointing out that jihad is a religious duty .

On Saturday, the first day of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan, a Taliban suicide car bomber in the eastern city of Khost struck a convoy of an Afghan elite force providing security to American forces. The blast killed at least 18 personnel and wounded many others.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sent greetings to the Muslims of the world that day, claiming that

Islam stresses the promotion of common values, the sharing of knowledge and dialogue, the advancement of social justice and peace.

The Secretary -General continued

At this time, my heart is also heavy for those observing Ramadan surrounded by conflict and tragedy.  Peace and compassion should be on our minds during Ramadan and every day.  This month, as I have done in the past, I will undertake a visit to a Muslim country to share my solidarity with those in need.  I join together with everyone observing Ramadan to call for peace, compassion and an end to suffering.

The Taliban countered by killing nearly 100 people in the past week in southern Afghanistan.

Hours after staging the suicide car bombing in Khost, a Taliban spokesman [Zabihullah Mujahid] insisted it is fighting “jihad” (holy war) and is a religious obligation.

“Our fight is Jihad and an obligatory worship. And every obligatory act of worship has 70 times more reward in Ramadan.”

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Swamp Creatures

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It’s good that Comey is history.

This is a man who, to give one small example,  saw nothing questionable in Clinton aide Huma Abedin sending classified emails to a disgraced former member of Congress so he could make hard copies of them and send them back to her.

Huma Abedin, head of the US chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood Ladies Auxiliary, is herself without adequate security clearance to handle some of the classified emails she forwarded to Carlos Danger, aka Anthony Wiener, her husband. And surely he has no security clearance.

Weiner copied those emails, and then sent them back to his wife to give to her boss, the Secretary of State, and later, the Democrat nominee for the Presidency of the United States.

The then-head of the FBI James Comey saw nothing amiss in this set-up since Huma didn’t act like she was doing anything wrong –she did not, for example,  wear a trenchcoat and a fake mustache when forwarding the emails, so it was impossible for Comey to “prove intent.” And after all, how else could Hillary Clinton possibly manage to obtain paper copies of her classified emails? Huh? Huh?

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Now we find that Andrew McCabe, the acting director of the FBI since Comey’s ouster, is the husband of Dr. Jill McCabe, who received nearly $500,000 in campaign contributions from a PAC controlled by the wife of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a close friend and political ally of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Jill McCabe made an unsuccessful bid for State Senator with help from McAuliffe, who was Clinton’s campaign manager in her unsuccessful 2008 presidential run. He also, as Governor of Virginia, pardoned up to 60,000 felons in his state in time for them to vote this past November.

Andrew McCabe was put in charge of the investigation into Clinton’s mishandling of classified emails, but only after his wife had lost her bid for office, which is supposed to make it all okay.

In January 2017, Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General of the Department of Justice, announced he would be looking into whether McCabe should have been recused from the Hillary Clinton email case.

So now we have an acting Director of the FBI with family connections to the ClintonSwamp, who was, laughably enough, in charge of the so-called investigation into Clinton emails.

No wonder McCabe had such a smarmy attitude as he contradicted the administration’s characterization of Comey as having lost the support of the Bureau’s employees. He spoke of the “dedicated men and women of the FBI” continuing the job of investigating alleged Russian interference in the election. I’m sure there are such employees of the FBI.

But what partisan political hack McCabe means is that the partisan Democrat functionaries who infest the agency are committed to finding some malfeasance, any malfeasance, on the part of President Trump to thoroughly discredit him, no matter how long it takes, or how much of the resources of the Bureau it requires, by any means necessary.

Gurgle, gurgle, gulp.

Barry Green Saves the Planet

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Barack Obama made a climate speech in Milan on Tuesday.

He traveled in a private jet. Then he and his entourage entered the city in a 14-car convoy.  And a helicopter.

Three hundred security and law enforcement officers danced attendance.

The former president and his wife spent the two-day trip at the 44-bed retreat Borgo Finocchieto at a cost of $20,000 per night.

That’s some footprint, bwana. And to think Al Gore caught hell over his Escalade.

Barack Obama is making the most of his two-day trip to Italy by reportedly staying at a sprawling $20,000-a-night hilltop villa in Tuscany and a five-star hotel in Milan.

The former US president met former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Monday and will speak about climate change at a sold-out conference on Tuesday. 

He arrived in Italy’s business capital by private jet with his entourage and reportedly took over two floors of the Park Hyatt hotel – where presidential suite rooms cost almost $10,000 a night.

Obama’s speech was on “the intersection between climate change and food security, two issues that have long been an Obama focus,” alleged USNews.  The event was sponsored by Seeds & Chips, which lists as its “institutional partners” The World Food Program (a UN organization), UNIDO (the UN Industrial Development Organization), The European Commission, The European Parliament, and the European Committee of the Regions, among others.

So much of the hot-air fest was paid for by the taxpayers of the world. Mr. Obama’s fee is not being divulged but it has been estimated to be as high as $3.2 million.  Hey, food security doesn’t come cheap –at least talking about it doesn’t.