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Southern Utah University Removes Sen. Harry Reid’s Name From Building on Campus


Southern Utah was the University where Senator Reid graduated in 1959

...'He hasn't done much for this community'...'Done little to support SUU'

Fox 13now
CEDAR CITY, Utah – Southern Utah University administrators have removed the name of U.S. Senator Harry Reid from their Center for Outdoor Engagement. It comes after a group of Cedar City residents petitioned the university to make the change.

SUU president Scott Wyatt said it’s something they’ve been considering for a while, but is in no way politically motivated.

The school approached Reid as an alumnus and asked to use his name on one of their student centers. But Wyatt said recently when they looked at the purpose of the outdoor center, Reid’s name didn’t quite fit.

“The Harry Reid Outdoor Engagement Center is a little confusing to the outdoor center and its patrons,” Wyatt said. “The Harry Reid center remains, it will become fully operational once it is fully funded.”

The lack of funding is one reason Iron County Commissioner Dave Miller said their group approached the university. They said Reid has done little to support SUU, and didn’t think he deserved a place, just because of his position.

“He just hasn’t done much for this community directly,” Miller said. “And if he does, great, we’ll embrace it, but right now there’s no correlation of why that would make sense.”




 

Video- ISIS Vehicle Vaporized By U.S. Airstrike

This raw video shows a U.S. airstrike against an ISIS armed truck in Iraq.

The strike on the ISIS vehicle is from a US predator drone



 

Rand Paul: If 'Hillary Clinton Worked For Bill Clinton, She'd Probably Have Been Fired'


Another direct swipe at Hillary Clinton


CNN
Sen. Rand Paul on Friday defended his criticism of Hillary Clinton over the 2012 attack against a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

The Kentucky Republican, rebutting claims that Benghazi criticism is "politically motivated," said Clinton's handling of the attack was a legitimate topic of discussion as she considers a presidential bid.

"There will be discussion over the next four years whether or not Hillary Clinton is fit to lead this country," he said at a Dallas event hosted by the conservative group Americans for Prosperity. "Is Hillary Clinton fit to be commander in chief?"

The audience fired off a robust round of 'no's.

The first-term senator went on to compare Benghazi to the 1993 mission in Mogadishu, Somalia, in which 18 U.S. military members were killed. Two months after the tragedy, President Bill Clinton announced the resignation of Les Aspin, then secretary of the defense. Aspin had taken heat for denying security requests for U.S. forces in the region just a month before the attack.

"He ignored the request and he resigned ultimately in disgrace," Paul said. "I think had Hillary Clinton worked for Bill Clinton, she'd probably have been fired."




 

Democrats More Afraid of Global Warming Than ISIS


Global warming 68%, ISIS 65%


Charlie Sperling
Democrats are more afraid of global warming than the threat posed by the Islamic State terrorists, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.

The poll shows that 68 percent of Democrats believe that global climate change is a major threat to the United States, compared to just 25 percent of Republicans.

In contrast, 65 percent of Democrats believe that ISIS is a major threat, three points less than climate change. Seventy-eight percent of Republicans cited ISIS as a major threat -+ a partisan difference of 13 points.

Eighty percent of Republicans also cite “Islamic extremist groups like al Qaeda” as a major threat to the United States compared to 69 percent of Democrats.
“poll”
Republicans also trump Democrats in citing North Korea’s nuclear program, China’s emergence as a world power, Iran’s nuclear program, and the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians as a threat to the United States.

The only threat that both parties agree on is the growing tensions between Russia and its neighbors, cited by both at 54 percent



 

David Gergen Reacts To Obama ISIS Admission: “Whooaaa”...“That's Highly Unorthodox For a President to Confess”

David Gergan- Not something you do.




 

REPORT: Pope Francis 'In Crosshairs Of ISIS'


Francis, 'the greatest exponent of the Christian religion' is an ISIS target according to a new report


VATICAN CITY (CBSDC/AP) — A new report claims that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is targeting Pope Francis — a report that the Vatican says is simply not true.

According to Il Tempo, Israeli sources reportedly told the Italian newspaper that the pope is “in the crosshairs of ISIS.” The report stated that Francis is being targeted because he is “the greatest exponent of the Christian religions” and the “bearer of false truth.”

The Vatican, though, denounced the report.

“There is nothing serious to this,” Father Federico Lombardi S.J., a Vatican spokesman, told Catholic News Agency. “There is no particular concern in the Vatican. This news has no foundation.”

The Catholic News Agency reports that Italy has issued a nationwide terror alert, despite no imminent threats or specifics about a potential attack on the country.

On Friday, Britain raised the terror threat level from substantial to severe, meaning that a terrorist attack is considered highly likely.




 

Flashback Obama 2013: We Need Make Sure We Have a 'Strategy' To Confront Al Qaeda Splinter Groups

Obama gets a question from ABC's Jonathan Karl on 'core al-Qaeda being decimated.'
The president says yes, al-Qaeda has been decimated but there are regional organizations that still pose a threat and we should have a strategy.
This is over ONE YEAR ago-



PRESIDENT OBAMA Aug. 9, 2013 WHITE HOUSE: "What I said in the same National Defense University speech back in May that I referred to earlier is that core al Qaeda is on its heels, has been decimated. But what I also said was that al Qaeda and other extremists have metastasized into regional groups that can pose significant dangers.

And I’d refer you back to that speech just back in May where I said specifically that although they are less likely to be able to carry out spectacular homeland attacks like 9/11, they have the capacity to go after our embassies. They have the capacity, potentially, to go after our businesses. They have the capacity to be destabilizing and disruptive in countries where the security apparatus is weak. And that’s exactly what we are seeing right now.

So it’s entirely consistent to say that this tightly organized and relatively centralized al Qaeda that attacked us on 9/11 has been broken apart and is very weak and does not have a lot of operational capacity, and to say we still have these regional organizations like AQAP that can pose a threat, that can drive potentially a truck bomb into an embassy wall and can kill some people.

And so that requires us, then, to make sure that we have a strategy that is strengthening those partners so that they’ve got their own capacity to deal with what are potentially manageable regional threats if these countries are a little bit stronger and have more effective CT and so forth"



 

Ed Henry Grills Josh Earnest on Lack of Strategy Against ISIS

Big h/t to Ed Henry for the question of the day-

This is what Obama said one year ago.

Josh Earnest basically just starts rambling trying to answer this one


 

Cameron: Britain Raises Terror Threat Level


'Substantial' to 'severe'

The British government today raised the threat level for international terrorism to “severe,” indicating a terrorist attack is “highly likely” but, based on intelligence, not necessarily “imminent.”

U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May released a statement Friday saying the increased threat is “related to events in Syria and Iraq where terrorist groups are planning attacks against the West, and that some of those attacks are likely to involve fighters who have travelled from the U.K.”

British Prime Minister David Cameron said it was the first time in three years the threat has been raised to such a level in the U.K. (ABC News)

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Watch- Cameron gets it-
“What we’re facing in Iraq now with ISIL is a greater and deeper threat to our security than we have known before"
"This is not some foreign conflict thousands of miles from home that we can hope to ignore"


 

'Significant Increase' in Terror 'Chatter' as 9/11 Anniversary Approaches


That is not good.


The Blaze
U.S. intelligence has picked up increased chatter among Islamist terror networks approaching the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and amid the continuing battle for supremacy between Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, current and former U.S. officials told TheBlaze.

“We’ve noticed a significant increase in chatter among Islamic terrorist organizations overseas both on the Internet and phone lines,” said a U.S. government official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the matter.

“This is certainly concerning, but as of yet we can’t pinpoint what or if they are planning a particular attack. We did see this kind of increase in chatter before the September 11 attacks. We just hope the public continues to remain vigilant.”

Intelligence agencies have registered similar spikes in threats to the U.S. ahead of previous 9/11 anniversaries. Adding to the concern, however, is Al Qaeda’s competition for dominance over the Islamic State, after the two terror groups had a falling out of sorts earlier this year. “Core” Al Qaeda is led by Ayman al-Zawahri, who is fighting to maintain leadership with Muslim followers from his base in Pakistan.

The Islamic State, led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has defied orders from Zawahri and his brutal tactics have gained him prominence on a global scale with young Muslims.




 

Congressman Louis Gohmert on Obama's 'Don't Have a Strategy Yet' Comment: ‘We Have Barney Fife Running Our Foreign Policy’




Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert was on “Hannity” tonight to discuss President Barack Obama’s statement today that he does not have a strategy on ISIS.

“He did say we don’t have a strategy, but he followed that up by saying the strategy is to nip it in the bud. Well unfortunately, it’s not in a bud, it’s full blossom. And you know who made that line famous? Barney Fife. We have Barney Fife running our foreign policy now.”

Watch Gohmert on with Eric Bolling-