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Rep. Claudia Tenney slams Biden: Israel is ‘fighting for the West against Islamic terrorism’

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/04/rep-claudia-tenney-slams-biden-israel-is-fighting-for-the-west-against-islamic-terrorism; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes: 

Tenney slammed Biden for his betrayal of Israel “and for having made the Islamic regime ‘flush with cash’ by reversing former President Donald Trump’s crippling sanctions, emboldening it and its terror proxies.” She hit the nail on the head.

It should be clear to anyone by now that Israel is not only fighting an existential war, but a frontline war against enemies who threaten the entire West. These enemies, including Iran, Hamas and Iran’s other proxies, have openly stated their intention to obliterate Israel and aim for a global caliphate. Most mystifying is that there are far too many who still do not see the grave jihad threat to America, or that Israel is on the front line against that same jihad.

“Exclusive — Rep. Tenney Slams Biden for Boosting Iran: Israel ‘Fighting for the West Against Islamic Terrorism,’” by Joshua Klein, Breitbart, April 17, 2024:

Republicans stand “strongly” behind Israel, which is fighting a war both for its own existence and “for the West — against Islamic terrorism in the Middle East,” according to Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY), who slammed President Joe Biden for vowing not to back an Israeli response and for having made the Islamic regime “flush with cash” by reversing former President Donald Trump’s crippling sanctions, emboldening it and its terror proxies.

Lauding Trump’s “maximum pressure campaign,” which imposed “tough” sanctions on Iran, Tenney also criticized Biden for having “unraveled” all that the Trump administration accomplished, having “turned the world upside-down,” and having put Israel in a “perilous position” while the Middle East was on a “path to peace.”

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News on Tuesday, Tenney, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, slammed the Biden administration’s leaking to the press — before Saturday and Sunday’s unprecedented attack — that Iran would strike in 48 hours.

“It was a little disturbing that Biden telegraphed that there is going to be an attack on Israel [from Iran],” she said. “How is that a secure type of thing to say, and why is he telegraphing that for the rest of the world?”

During a call on Saturday, immediately after Iran launched more than 300 missiles and drones at Israel, Biden reportedly told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the U.S. would not back any Israeli response, telling the Israeli Premier to “take the win” of defending itself from a direct attack on his country.

Tenney then turned to the current administration’s policy of appeasement, which enriched and emboldened the Islamic regime to attack Israel both through its terror proxies and directly.

“What is the Biden administration doing giving money to Iran and making them flush with cash, which they are using to attack our ally [Israel], with Iran giving money to Hamas from the sanctions relief. And now Iran is directly hitting Israel, which is an unprecedented incident,” she said. “I’m very concerned, and I hope that Israel is going to act knowing that, other than Joe Biden and a few other players, we Republicans are strongly standing behind Israel.”…

Biden administration sent money to Palestinians who used their US training and weapons to wage jihad against Israel

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/04/biden-administration-sent-money-to-palestinians-who-used-their-us-training-and-weapons-to-wage-jihad-against-israel; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

In January, the Palestinian Authority increased its “pay-for-slay” payments by $1.3 million per month. Yet no matter what proof emerges that the Palestinian Authority is sympathetic to and actively aiding jihad terrorists, the Biden administration still sends it money. The administration is funding terror and assisting in jihad against Israelis.

In 2011, Palestinian Media Watch exposed in the US Congress the fact that “the PA pays salaries to terrorists,” and while many countries withdrew financial support from the PA, America continued to fund it, and still does.

Trump, however, directed the State Department to withdraw $200 million in aid to Judea, Samaria and Gaza in 2018. In 2021, however, Biden reversed Trump’s aid cuts to the Palestinians, as well as to the Hamas-infiltrated UNRWA — long known for spreading hatred of Jews in Palestinian school curricula.

Palestinian Media Watch has now uncovered direct terror financing by the US government of active elements of the Palestinian jihad.

How much longer will the Biden administration continue to abuse American taxpayers and get away with being complicit in actual murder?

“US money to convicted terrorists; US training to aspiring terrorists,” by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Palestinian Media Watch, April 16, 2024:

After Palestinian Media Watch exposed in the US Congress in 2011 that the PA pays salaries to terrorists, most Western countries eventually cut off funding of the PA’s general budget and instead gave money for specific projects, such as education. However, one Palestinian framework has remained a recipient of Western money and was also excluded from the limitations of the Taylor Force Act, which prohibits American funding of the PA. That framework is the PA Security Forces.

The U.S. State Department said that in 2002, it provided $45 million to the PA security sector:

“The U.S. government plans to provide an additional $75 million in economic assistance to the Palestinian people this year. Additionally, the United States is also providing $45 million for programs to support the security sector, including important improvements to the rule of law.”

[U.S. Department of State website, March 26, 2022]

Now the PA reports that the Western-funded General Intelligence Service of the PA Security Forces gave a special grant to precisely those terrorists whom the West is trying not to fund—the convicted Palestinian terrorists and dead terrorists. Worse still, the recipients are terrorists who are members of the PA General Intelligence Service who used their training and weapons from the U.S. to perpetrate terror against Israel. The decision to give the grants to the terrorists was made by the head of the PA General Intelligence Service, Majed Faraj, who is presented internationally as a “moderate” who cooperates with Israel in fighting Palestinian terror. Yet instead of punishing those members of the PA Security Forces who turned to terror, Faraj decided to give them an extra reward:

“The [PA] General Intelligence Service in Jenin provided a grant to the families of the Martyrs and the prisoners(i.e., terrorists) from the service’s ranks in the district…
A delegation from the service provided the grant to 25 families from among the Martyrs’ families and 11 families from among the prisoners’ families from the General Intelligence ranks.
[PA General Intelligence] Service Director in Jenin Adnan Abu Aisheh said that the message of the service, under the instructions of its leader [Head of PA General Intelligence] Majed Faraj, is to emphasize what President Mahmoud Abbas has said again and again – that if we are left with one penny, it will be paid to the families of the Martyrs and the prisoners.”

[WAFA, official PA news agency, April 4, 2024;
official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 5, 2024]

Official PATV also reported on the special grants to members of the PA Security Forces-turned-terrorists’ families:

News flash on screen: “The [PA] General Intelligence [Service] gives a grant to the families of the Martyrs and the prisoners from its members in the Jenin district.”

[Official PA TV, April 5, 2024]

In addition to these direct payments from the U.S.-funded budget to terrorists, new recruits to the PA security forces train “at a U.S.-funded training center” [Washington Post, March 5, 2024]….

Department of Education Reportedly Vows to Shut Down Largest Christian University in the U.S.~The Biden administration and the largest Christian university in the U.S., Grand Canyon University (GCU), are locked in a heated battle, reaching a fever pitch. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona has reportedly vowed to shut down the university. Last year, the Department of Education accused GCU of misleading more than 7,500 students about the costs of its doctoral programs, resulting in students allegedly paying more due to undisclosed continuation course fees. Consequently, the department imposed a $37.7 million fine on the university. Then, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued GCU over similar allegations. GCU has staunchly challenged the accuracy of these allegations. Tanner DiBella, President of the American Council, joins OAN’s Alicia Summers.

Just Like That: Biden ATF Criminalizes Tens of Thousands of Private Gun Sellers

SEE: https://www.ammoland.com/2024/04/just-like-that-biden-atf-criminalizes-tens-of-thousands-of-private-gun-sellers/; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

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The ATF are up to their gun-banning tricks again. IMG NRA-ILA

We have long been warning of the rule that the Biden ATF has been preparing to redefine who is considered a firearm “dealer” under U.S. law.  The administration’s explicit objective was to move as close to so-called “universal background checks” for firearm sales as possible. Aiding in this effort was 2022’s lamentable (and misnamed) Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA), which made a subtle change to the underlying standards for when a person is “engaged in the business” of dealing in firearms and therefore required to be federally licensed. Licensees, in turn, must run background checks when making sales to unlicensed buyers. The BSCA’s removal of a single word from a federal statute has now resulted in a 466-page monstrosity of a rule that redefines what it means to be a firearm “dealer” and threatens to turn untold thousands of upstanding citizens into criminals for exercising their constitutional rights.

Previously, an individual only needed a federal license to sell firearms when engaged in “a course of trade or business “involving “repetitive” buying and reselling of firearms with the “principal objective” of “livelihood and profit.”

The BSCA removed the “livelihood” element so that profit-seeking alone would fulfill the required objective of the sales.

Certain supporters of the BSCA claimed this change was merely a codification of how courts had applied the previously existing law. They wanted to make clear, they said, that a person could be subject to licensure even if the person had means of support other than selling guns. But the NRA, in opposing the BSCA, warned that it “leaves too much discretion in the hands of government officials and also contains undefined and overbroad provisions – inviting interference with our constitutional freedoms.” In other words, there was no telling what sort of spin the most anti-gun administration in American history would try to put on changes to statutory language that had existed for decades and for which there were well-established histories of case law and enforcement policy.

The ATF’s sprawling background check rule is the most glaring and sinister example of the havoc the BSCA has unleased. In typical fashion, the anti-gun Biden administration has treated the law as a mandate to pursue the firearm prohibition movement’s longstanding aspiration to ban private gun sales. Channeling sales through a network of federally licensed dealers ensures that there is a paper trail of privately-owned guns. Proponents of the policy claim it will promote public safety by allowing police to trace the origins of guns recovered from crime scenes.  But the government’s own data shows that violent criminals either avoid the background check requirement, through measures such as theft or black-market sales, or they use “straw buyers” to purchase guns from dealers on their behalf. Forcing law-abiding gun owners to go through a dealer to sell a gun to a trusted neighbor or co-worker won’t change this, but it will put more lawfully owned guns “on paper,” a prerequisite to any future scheme of large-scale registration and confiscation, whenever guns are retroactively banned.

As for the rule itself, its main feature is a series of “rebuttable presumptions” about when a firearm seller is either “engaged in the business” of dealing in firearms or has the objective to “predominantly earn a profit.” These presumptions are meant to guide the “fact-specific” inquiry into when a person’s gun sales cross the threshold that require that person to be federally licensed. We commented on those presumptions in previous articles, and they remain essentially unchanged in the final rule.

Yet, demonstrating the ATF’s skepticism of its own legal interpretations, these presumptions are explicitly meant to apply only in “civil or administrative proceedings,” even though the underlying statutes may also be criminally enforced. Such proceedings include applications for, or renewals of, firearm licenses or civil forfeiture actions by the government seeking to confiscate firearms, ammunition, and profits from gun sales.

Courts subject administrative rules to more stringent scrutiny when they are used in criminal cases, which is undoubtedly why ATF claims its presumptions are only meant for civil enforcement. ATF knows that none of the presumptions appear in or are authorized by the language of the underlying statutes themselves. To the extent they are tied to any legal authority at all, ATF claims they are derived from case law applying the pre-BSCA standard for dealer licensing. But that standard no longer exists, so it’s not clear why a court should give any deference to those cases as applied to the new BSCA standard. But ATF still hedges its bets, suggesting that its new criteria “may be useful to a court in a criminal proceeding – for example, to inform appropriate jury instructions regarding permissible inferences.”

This supposed distinction between civil and criminal proceedings, however, goes to the heart of the rule’s overall game plan. Normally, administrative rules are meant to give more specificity and detail to broad statutory regimes so regulated entities have a clearer understanding of their obligations under the law. In this case, however, the ATF merely wants to create more confusion and uncertainty. They know the rule is irrelevant to the behavior of real criminals, and they even admit their new standards cannot be strictly applied in criminal cases. But the rule may create enough doubt in the minds of conscientious, law-abiding gun owners that they simply avoid engaging in or facilitating private transfers altogether. It is, in other words, regulation by intimidation.

There is already a push for proposed federal legislation to disallow the rule; however, the current makeup of Congress makes its passage extremely difficult. Like the Biden administration’s other illegal anti-gun rules, this one is destined for a long march through the federal courts, a campaign that inherently favors the government, which can and will expend any amount of resources to try to vindicate its dubious interpretations of the law. Indeed, from the administration’s point of view, litigating the rule at taxpayer’s expense merely allows it to extend the political capital of the campaign with its anti-gun supporters by demonstrating the administration’s aggressiveness and commitment to gun control.

NRA-ILA will keep you apprised of all legislative and legal challenges to this egregious rule as they develop. Please stay tuned.


About NRA-ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the rights of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas to purchase, possess, and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

 

Iran coordinated the attack on Israel with the Biden administration

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/04/iran-coordinated-the-attack-on-israel-with-the-biden-administration; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

The gravity of what Yigal Carmon, the founder of MEMRI, is saying has numerous implications. If true, it means that America and Iran are colluding as partners, and setting up Israel to be tricked and manipulated. Such treatment of a US ally would be a grim betrayal, not to mention a crude exploitation of Israel’s citizens as they faced the horror of incoming missiles and drones. If that is indeed the case for the attack to be a joint American-Iranian operation, the Biden administration not only demonstrates that it cannot be trusted, but it is treasonous in collaborating with an enemy that is a terrorist state. It’s bad enough that America’s Southern border remains wide open.

Kenneth Timmermans, executive director of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran, confirmed Carmon’s allegations. SEE HERE.

No matter what may have been intended, such an action cannot be remotely justified. Iran and its proxies aim to obliterate the Jewish state and destroy America.

“Iran Coordinated With The U.S. Its Attack On Israel,” by Yigal Carmon,  MEMRI, April 14, 2024:

To understand what happened last night during Iran’s direct attack on Israel, one has to go back four years to the killing by the United States of Iran’s Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani. Iran needed to react symbolically in retaliation to save face and was asked to do so. The United States allowed it to attack its own Ayn al-Asad airbase so that no one there would be hurt. Fifteen missiles were fired at the base, with the result being minor damage and not one drop of blood. Iran may deserve a Nobel Peace Prize for being able to fire 15 missiles without killing anyone.

Lt. Col. Staci Coleman, who was the commander of the 443rd Air Expeditionary Squadron, and members of her squadron testified[1] that they had been briefed about an impending Iranian ballistic missile attack almost six hours before it happened. Captain Wesley Florez, the executive officer of the 1st Expeditionary Rescue Group, said that he had received information about the attack early the previous afternoon.[2]

Trump told Fox News in February 2024: “Do you know, we hit them [Iran] very hard for something that they did, and they had to hit back, they feel they have to do that and I understand that. Do you know, they called me to tell me ,"We're going to hit a certain location but we’re not gonna hit it, it’s gonna be outside of the perimeter’… They let us know. We had 16 missiles that went off… And we knew they weren’t going to hit. And now I reveal it… So they aimed those missiles and they said, "Please don’t attack us, we’re not going to hit you.’ That was respect, we had respect.”[3]….

Biden Administration Announces $7.4B Student Debt Cancellation

Biden Administration Announces $7.4B Student Debt Cancellation

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on proposed spending on child care and other investments in the "care economy" during a rally at Union Station, Tuesday, April 9, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on proposed spending on child care and other investments in the “care economy” during a rally at Union Station, Tuesday, April 9, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

OAN’s James Meyers
8:28 AM – Friday, April 12, 2024

SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/biden-administration-announces-7-4b-student-debt-cancellation/; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

The Biden Administration has announced they are canceling an additional $7.4 billion in student loan debt just ahead of the upcoming presidential election. 

Biden said the latest student loan forgiveness plan will target an estimated 277,000 borrowers across America, with the national debt topping $34.5 trillion. 

The president praised his Savings on a Valuable Education (SAVE) plan, which came after the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) stopped Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan. 

“These 277,000 borrowers are enrolled in my administration’s SAVE Plan, or were approved for relief because of fixes we made to Income-Driven Repayment Plans and Public Service Loan Forgiveness,” Biden said in a news release. “From day one of my administration, I promised to fight to ensure higher education is a ticket to the middle class, not a barrier to opportunity.”

Additionally, Biden said he will promise to “never stop” working to cancel student debt, which took a shot at Republicans who have been in opposition to student loan repayment plans due to the knowledge that taxpayers nationwide would be “picking up the check,” even if they have never attended college.

“Republican elected officials across 18 states want to protect their own constituents from benefiting from the SAVE plan,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. “They want to end SAVE and make their constituents’ monthly payments go up and keep them under mountains of loan debt with no end in sight.”

“The president will continue fighting to give people more breathing room and use every tool at his disposal to help borrowers.”

According to the Department of Education (DOE), it said that the new plans would wave built-up and capitalized interest for millions of borrowers, automatically discharge debt for borrowers, and eliminate student debt for borrowers in repayment for 20 years or more. 

Additionally, the plans are also there to help those enrolled in low-financial-value programs, and assist borrowers who experience hardship in repaying their loans. 

The newly announced student loan forgiveness plan comes as 18 states have sued against Biden’s student loan plan. 

Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Missouri, North Dakota and Oklahoma have joined a growing number of states and filed a complaint against the plan on Tuesday.

Furthermore, Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey’s (R-Mo.) lawsuit has argued that Biden’s “SAVE” plan, which was originally announced in February, is illegal and would cost taxpayers an estimated $475 billion. 

“With the stroke of his pen, Joe Biden is attempting to saddle working Missourians with a half trillion dollars in debt. "The United States Constitution makes clear that the President lacks the authority to unilaterally ‘cancel’ student loan debt for millions of Americans without express permission from Congress,” Bailey told Fox News Digital.

“The president does not get to thwart the Constitution when it suits his political agenda. I’m filing suit to halt his embarrassing attempt to buy the 2024 election in direct violation of the law. The Constitution will continue to mean something as long as I’m Attorney General.”

According to the DOE, the public will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed actions “in the coming weeks.”

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Biden Demands Israel Stop Attacking Hamas Even If It Doesn’t Release the Hostages

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/04/biden-demands-israel-stop-attacking-hamas-even-if-it-doesnt-release-the-hostages; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

A total betrayal.

The grim farce of negotiating with Islamic terrorists always plays out the same way.

The terrorists keep attacking while playing the victim, make escalating demands and once you start negotiating with them, the negotiations never produce peace and don’t even reliably ensure the release of hostages.

The Biden administration initially rejected the Islamist/Leftist demands for a ‘ceasefire’ during which Hamas would be free to attack Israel. Then came around to proposing to them in exchange for the release of the hostages. And now adopting the Leftist/Islamist position is just demanding a unilateral Israeli ceasefire without the release of the hostages.

Spanish-language television network Univision aired an hour-long, pre-recorded interview on Tuesday in which U.S. President Joe Biden criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The U.S. president appeared to state a previously unarticulated public position in an interview with the channel’s Enrique Acevedo.

“So I what I’m calling for is for the Israelis to just call for a ceasefire, allow for the next six, eight weeks total access to all food and medicine going into the country,” Biden said.

No mention of Hamas here, but then again it has never abided by a ceasefire anyway.

Israel is expected to stop attacking Hamas.

Hamas is not expected to either stop attacking Israel or release the hostages.

So Biden is dropping the pretense that this is about the hostages or about anything other than the supreme victimhood of the Islamic genociders of Gaza.

The Biden administration has demanded more and more concessions from Israel to Hamas. Even as Hamas keeps rejecting the U.S. proposals as not being good enough.

Much like under Kerry, where the State Department negotiated with the terrorists and then demanded that Israel meet the demands of the terrorists, the Biden admin is doing the same thing, except with Hamas.

Hamas has informed mediators that it rejects the latest U.S. proposal for a renewed hostages-for-ceasefire deal, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing sources as saying that the terrorist organization intends to put forward a roadmap for a permanent end to the war.

The U.S. offer would have seen Jerusalem release 900 terrorist prisoners, including murderers, in exchange for 40 hostages, along with a partial IDF withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and the unrestricted return of Palestinians to the northern part of the coastal enclave.

The plan proposes that Hamas release more hostages at a later stage following the withdrawal of all Israeli troops from Gaza.

Speaking at a women’s event in Jordan late last month, Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal declared that the organization’s leadership is “waging a negotiating battle no less fierce” than the military conflict with the IDF, according to a readout of his remarks posted to Telegram by Hamas.

“Inshallah [‘God willing’], we will defeat them in the field and in the negotiating battle,” said Mashaal, adding that the group is also fighting “intense battles” in the media and on the political battlefield.

The terrorists never win the wars, but when the White House is in charge, they win all the negotiations.

Hamas has no reason not to keep turning down deals since those are its only hopes of survival and victory. Thank you Biden.

Biden Tries To Blast Trump, But Blunders Instead: ‘Elect Me; I’m In The 20th Century’

Biden Tries To Blast Trump, But Blunders Instead: ‘Elect Me… I’m In The 20th Century’

US President Joe Biden listens during a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (out of frame) in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, April 10, 2024. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

OAN’s Brooke Mallory
3:23 PM – Wednesday, April 10, 2023

SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/biden-tries-to-blast-trump-but-blunders-instead-elect-me-im-in-the-20th-century/; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

Another embarrassing blunder went viral online among those who argue that President Biden is too mentally incompetent for another four-year term. It was related to the president’s statement on Wednesday, when he said that voters should “Elect me… I’m in the 20th century.”

At the end of a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in the White House Rose Garden, Biden, 81, made the remark.

“Why doesn’t everybody holler at once?” the president asserted sarcastically as reporters asked questions.

Biden was questioned by Peter Alexander of NBC News during an abortion debate in Arizona, where the state Supreme Court decided on Tuesday that a 1864 law that outlawed abortions from the time of conception is still in force, with the exception being to save a mother’s life.

“Elect me,” Biden replied. “…I’m in the 20, 20th century,” continued the president.

A minute later, Biden realized his mistake and added, “21st century! Not back then. They weren’t even a state.”

The country’s oldest-ever president then began to ramble on as reporters barked out more queries.

Biden also later stated, “The war in Ukraine comes to an end by the House leader allowing a vote [on additional military aid]” while answering a question from another reporter regarding how the conflict would conclude.

According to polls, most voters are uneasy about Biden’s mental capacity and age in regards to the upcoming election. If he serves out a second term, he will be 86 years old by the time his term ends.

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