As the Christian population of several countries in the Middle East continues to dwindle owing to persecution, several members of Congress, led by Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) introduced a resolution on September 9 stating that those who commit atrocities against Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities in the Middle East are guilty of “war crimes,” “crimes against humanity,” and “genocide.”
Despite committing to reduce their role in military operations, President Obama is leaving the CIA in control of the drone strikes in Syria.
Holding all the cards, the Republican-controlled Congress has chosen to hand Obama yet another victory.
Despite warnings about the consequences from senior U.S. officials, the Obama administration made a “willful decision” to support al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, and other jihadist terror groups in Syria, according to former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) chief Michael Flynn. That deliberate aid to Islamic terrorists battling Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad played a crucial role in the rise of the "Islamic State” (ISIS or ISIL). While multiple top U.S. officials have already admitted that Obama’s so-called anti-ISIS coalition helped create, arm, and fund ISIS, Flynn is the highest-ranking administration official to publicly discuss the U.S. role in spawning the savage terror group now slaughtering Christians and other minorities across the Middle East. Almost incredibly, the establishment press and Congress have largely ignored the explosive revelations — even as the White House steps up its military aid to jihadist “rebels” in Syria with air support and training.
August 6 is the 70th anniversary of the dropping of atomic bomb by the United States on the Japanese city of Hiroshima — the first time such a weapon would be used against a civilian population. It was followed three days later by the dropping of a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The two bombings killed an estimated combined total of 150,000 to 200,000 people, either from the immediate effects of the blasts or from the aftereffects of radiation poisoning.