By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com
Remember how I have been pointing out repeatedly that the U.S. was arming al-Qaeda linked terrorists in places like Libya and Syria? Remember how I have been telling you it’s a very bad idea to arm terrorists to do your bidding? Even before 9/11/12 in Benghazi, Russian President Vladimir Putin was warning that arming terrorists can basically blow up in your face. It did. Well, once again, arming terrorists has blown up in our face–this time in Iraq. You have to know, some of the very same people that were al-Qaeda linked terrorists in Syria are some of the same ones who have taken over much of Northern Iraq. We now have a full blown civil war in Iraq, and we are fighting on the same side as Iran. Yes, this is not a typo because Iran is sending troops to help the Iraqi government, and President Obama is also sending help, although not boots on the ground—yet. Hey, maybe Senator John McCain can get another photo with the terrorists who are headed for Baghdad. We have to have the dumbest leaders on the planet. By the way, the terrorist’s looted more than $400 million in Mosul, and they also captured a lot of military hardware that I am sure U.S. taxpayers paid for.
Meanwhile, in the “Wars and rumors of Wars” news, pro-Russian forces in Ukraine are battling it out with government forces with no end in sight. Putin adamantly contends that Russian forces are not involved in Ukraine fighting. And, as if the situation is not complicated enough, the Obama Administration is demanding Russia stop helping the pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine or face more sanctions. Do these guys know Russia is a big supplier of natural gas to the Ukraine and the EU? They have a pending deal, and it’s not going well. What do you think is going to happen to the gas supply if new sanctions are imposed? Both Russia and NATO are building up forces in Eastern Europe. Can a shooting war be far off?
Eric Cantor is out as GOP Majority Leader. He was defeated in the Virginia primary by a Tea Party backed candidate, economic professor David Brat. Cantor held the number two spot behind House Speaker John Boehner. Cantor spent more than $5 million to a little more than $200,000 that Brat raised. Looks like the people in Virginia are tired of both parties taking turns to rip off the people.
The crisis of children flooding across the Mexican border is contrived by the Obama Administration, according to a group of ex-border agents. They say there is no way all these kids are making their way north without major help and incentive to do so. More than 33,000 illegal immigrant children have been caught in Texas alone in less than a year.
JP Morgan has cut its first quarter GDP to a -1.6%, down from the government’s -1%. That is a stunning drop off when you consider the fourth quarter came in officially at 2.6% growth in GDP. That is a -4% cliff dive from the fourth to first quarter. The government is expecting positive growth in the second quarter, and my question is—why?
Finally, I am coming to you from a Midwest farm. Farming in half of the country is lush and green. The crops here are the tallest I have seen this time of year. But in the western half of the country, extreme and exceptional drought is devastating farmers, livestock and crops. There has been some rain, but not nearly enough to break the drought.
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