By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com
I am coming to you from the Midwest, and I have some good news to report on the crop front. This year looks like it’s going to go much better than last year. The corn is 10 feet tall in some places, and the soybeans are looking pretty good. Last year, we had extreme drought conditions across most of the country. This year, at least half the country has had plenty of rain. That said, about forty percent of the west is still extremely dry. Also, even though there has been plenty of water, crops were planted late because it was too wet. That means the harvest will be much later this year, and an early frost could still wipe out some crops. Let’s hope that does not happen.
President Obama has called off a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It’s all because Russia granted NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden asylum. This could not have come at a more critical time as the U.S. is ramping up arming the al-Qaeda backed Syrian rebels. Russia is backing the Assad regime. Nearly 100,000 Syrians have died in this bloody civil war in the last two years, and now there is no end in sight.
Meanwhile, the U.S. is closing nearly two dozen embassies around the Middle East because there is the threat of an attack reportedly by who else—al-Qaeda. I find it bizarre we arm some members of al-Qaeda while we are drone striking others, as we did this week in Yemen. This seems to be a very confusing policy.
“Obama Care” is great for everybody but Congress. The President has granted another waiver to Obama Care for staff and members of Congress. Even the IRS is seeking a waiver because it does not want “Obama Care.” This is the agency that is supposed to enforce this new health plan. Neither Congress nor the IRS wants it because they know it will be bad news. Good enough for taxpayers but not the people at the top. Outrageous! Not only will it be bad insurance, but it is an economy killer.
Finally, the Benghazi story is getting uglier as, now, even CNN is reporting that there is a cover-up going on. It has been alleged for months by the website WND that Benghazi was involved in gun running to the Syrian rebels. The U.S. State Department denies this, but the evidence is mounting to the contrary. South Carolina Congressman Trey Goudy is saying that the Obama Administration is hiding witnesses and even changing their names so the story stays covered up. Goudy is a former prosecutor, and I find it hard to believe he’d make that charge without good reason. I guess this scandal is not so “phony”!
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