Obama Treasury Won’t Certify Boston Bombings an ‘Act of Terrorism’

Why? The jihad wasn’t big enough. via US Treasury: Boston Marathon Bombings Were Not ‘Act of Terrorism’ – Boston.com.

The Boston Marathon bombing attacks have not been certified as an “act of terrorism” by the US Treasury, an important point holding up some insurance payments.

In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, Congress passed the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, which created federally-backed insurance in cases of damage due to terrorism. Some Boston businesses were among those that bought the insurance.

Those purchases became relevant after the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013. Of the 160 companies located near the marathon’s finish line that submitted insurance claims, just 14 percent had purchased terrorism insurance, Insurance Journal reported.

But as of March 2014, many of those that held terrorism insurance had their claims denied. Why? The Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew has not certified the attacks as an act of terrorism for these insurance purposes, a requirement under the wording of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA).

“The Secretary has not determined that there has been an ‘act of terrorism’ under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act,” a Treasury spokesperson emailed on Thursday.

Part of the reason for that ruling has to do with the amount of monetary damage done by the bombing. Under the federal law’s wording, a destructive act cannot be certified as terrorism if insurance losses total less than $5 million in aggregate. As of March, the state’s largest property and casualty insurers had issued $1.9 million in bomb-related insurance claims, The Boston Globe reported, well below the required $5 million amount. In addition, compensation is not paid out unless the aggregate losses total more than $100 million, according to the statute.

Still, the lack of a payoff hasn’t stopped Bostonians from buying the terrorism insurance since the bombings. As Boston-based brokerage firm William Gallagher Associates told Insurance Journal, about 80 percent of small and midsized customers own terrorism coverage, a jump from 50 percent before the marathon bombings.

Since the marathon wasn’t really a workplace, maybe they’ll classify this as a roadside hazard.

Regardless, another contribution by Muslims in America: terrorism insurance.

Shutting the city down under armed martial law and violating the rights of citizens surely cost more than $5M.

h/t Moonbattery who reminds everyone:

ISIS wannabe Nidal Hasan’s shooting spree at Fort Hood was workplace violence, not Islamic terror. Now it appears that the Boston Marathon bombing wasn’t terror either…

 

Holder Announces Programs to Fight Jihad Recruitment…Without Mentioning Jihad

Nor Islam, nor Muslims, nor mosques. via Holder Announces Pilot Programs to Counter ‘Violent Extremism’

Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday announced an effort to counter “violent extremism” by spurring “local engagement” in cities across the country.

He did not offer specifics, but it sounds like he wants law enforcement and community leaders to meet regularly, to share information on people who may have traveled overseas to join ISIS, or on people who may be plotting attacks right here in the U.S.

“Today, I am announcing that the Department of Justice is partnering with the White House, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Counterterrorism Center to launch a new series of pilot programs in cities across the nation,” Holder said.

He noted that since 2012, U.S. attorneys have held or attended more than 1,700 “engagement-related events or meetings to enhance trust and facilitate communication in their neighborhoods and districts.” The new pilot programs will build on that work, he said.

That work has been almost entirely with Muslims and has obviously been a failure.

Holder also announced that the White House plans to host a “Countering Violent Extremism” summit in October.

Holder did not mention Islam or Muslims, and he used the phrase “violent extremism” to describe the “urgent” threat that the nation faces.

He did mention the new boogeyman being used to distract Americans and further vanquish our liberties, ISIL, in the full video.

Holder said the administration “will work closely with community representatives to develop comprehensive local strategies, to raise awareness about important issues, to share information on best practices, and to expand and improve training in every area of the country.”

We predict this will be a one-way street with Muslims gaining even more access to law enforcement techniques, resources and sharing little to nothing with cops or the FBI. Your tax dollars at waste.

Holder has not only betrayed his oath but he has betrayed all Americans. He should be in jail.

Kerry selection to lead anti-ISIS coalition apologized to murdering Muslims

The last we saw Allen he was bowing down to Hamid Karzai and the Taliban in an Onion-like apology as Muslims were on a murderous rampage.

How’s this going to work out? via Kerry selects retired Marine Gen. John Allen to lead anti-ISIS coalition

Retired Marine Gen. John Allen has been selected to coordinate the international effort against the Islamic State militant group, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Saturday.

“General Allen is a patriot and a remarkable leader,” Kerry said in a statement issued late Saturday. “His extraordinary career in the military speaks for itself.”

Allen’s official title is Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL. ISIL is another name for the Islamic State, which is also known as ISIS.

Allen, who has been serving as a security adviser to Secretary of State John Kerry, is expected to work with the nearly 40 nations around the world who have agreed to join the fight and help them coordinate what each will contribute.

What coalition? The Brits haven’t signed on. Turkey refused. Who’s in? Let the OIC deal with ISIS.

 Oh, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff is either lying or smoking something too:

He thinks an inclusive government to address ISIS’ grievances will make it all go away. Whiskey, tango, foxtrot.

Texas: Sheriff says finding Korans, Muslim clothing from illegals (video)

via Texas Sheriff: Reports Warn Of ISIS Terrorist Cells Coming Across The Border « CBS Houston.

Midland County, Texas (CBS HOUSTON) – Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter said that law enforcement agencies along the “wide open” border have received alerts to be on the lookout for terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria crossing into the United States.

Painter, who said he has worked along the border for “about eight years,” stated that alerts have been issued to border law enforcement to be on the lookout for suspicious terrorist activity, specifically involving ISIS cells being smuggled into the United States.

Painter noted that “Muslim” items have been strewn along the border and estimated that 10 to 15 million “undocumented aliens” have crossed the border.

“I think it’d be naive to say that (ISIS is) not here…We have found Muslim clothing, they have found Quran books that are lying on the side of the trail, so we know that there are Muslims that have come across and are being smuggled into the United States,” Painter told Fox News.

“If they show their ugly head in our area, we’ll send them to hell,” said Painter. “And I think the United States needs to get busy. And they need to bomb them, they need to take them out.”

 

‘Illegal immigration poses greater threat than ISIS’

“…concerns about ISIS overseas pale in comparison to the threat of rampant illegal immigration…”

Coincidentally, ISIS beheadings came to the forefront just as Obama was feeling heat on illegal immigration. via Obama in ‘full stealth mode’ leading up to election.

“I don’t think that (ISIS) is the threat. I think it’s basically the country breaking up internally and failing as the great nation that it was, and I think there is an awful lot of things that need to be done right here in the United States, and not simply in the economy, to bring us all together and make us one people again, that have nothing to do with what’s going on in Iraq,” [Pat] Buchanan said.

Obama announced in an interview Sunday with NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he was planning to delay his unconstitutional executive action on immigration until after the Nov. 4 election. Congress has declined to take up the issue this year.

Ingraham pointed out that Obama is clearly running for cover on the immigration issue. A recent Reuters poll showed 70 percent of Americans, across party lines, believe illegal immigration is “seriously changing the culture, way of life, hurting our wages,” Ingraham said.

“It’s going to change the politics of the nations too,” Buchanan said. “People coming into the country that are very poor and lack education, with increasing dependence on government, that’s going to make it virtually impossible for a conservative party that believes in smaller government to ever gain national power.”

William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration, or ALIPAC, also said he believes concerns about ISIS overseas pale in comparison to the threat of rampant illegal immigration. He did not hear the Buchanan interview but made similar statements Monday to WND.

“ISIS could cut off the heads of journalists once a month for the next five years and that’s not going to destroy America, but Obama’s pumping of illegal immigrants into the country will,” Gheen said.

He said the Obama administration was “going into full stealth mode” to continue its open-borders policy as quietly as possible and may even give the impression to some on the left that it is abandoning its commitment to “comprehensive immigration reform,” regarded by critics as a euphemism for amnesty.  Gheen said the progressives will shout and scream that Obama is backing away from his pledge to grant amnesty by delaying the inevitable, but it is all political theater.

“The only thing I believe that will stop Obama’s next window of completing the dictatorship plans is if there is a massive sweep of conservatives at the election polls in November that outdoes the historic shift of 2010,” Gheen said.

Obama conceded amnesty was unpopular when he told NBC’s Chuck Todd that “the dynamics over the summer have changed” on the issue of illegal immigration.

The delay in Congress has sent the political elites in both parties scurrying for a new strategy to grant legal status to millions of illegal aliens.

Even Republican National Committee spokeswoman Ruth O’Gara chimed in with criticism of Obama for delaying action on amnesty.

“It’s sad but not surprising that President Obama continues to play politics with such a serious and important issue but, for this White House, politics seems to dictates everything,” O’Gara told reporters Sunday. “His empty rhetoric and broken promises are a slap in the face to millions of Hispanics across the country.”

Buchanan was not shocked.

“Well, you’ve got an executive amnesty person right there at the RNC. You’ve probably got an awful lot of them over at the Chamber of Commerce. You’ve got a lot of establishment Republicans that are secretly delighted that the president is going to take care of this and they don’t have to deal with it. And after it’s done they will be delighted that it’s off the table for their party and they can move onto something else.”

There is no issue on which the leadership in both parties “are more out of touch with the American people” than the issue of illegal immigration, Buchanan said.

The result is a changing political landscape. Colorado, for example, used to be a swing state but is now going solidly Democratic in major elections. Continue reading

Obama met with Hizbollah-supporting Christian Patriarchs from Lebanon

Obama finally found some Christians he’d spare some tee time for…Christians who support terror group Hizbollah and oppose Israel. via Christian Patriarch Supporting Hezbollah Says Obama Promised to Protect Lebanon.

Breitbart News reported Thursday, five patriarchs, many who are known Hezbollah supporters, met with Obama and National Security Advisor Susan Rice hours after Cruz was booed during his address at the In Defense of Christians (IDC) summit, a three-day conference funded by a supporter of the Clinton Global Initiative and reportedly dedicated to bringing awareness to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.

“We want to thank President Obama at this critical moment in history for meeting with the representatives of these Christian communities from the Middle East who face suffering and hardship for professing their religious beliefs,” said IDC president Toufic Baaklini in a press release.

Rai was praised by terrorist group Hezbollah in 2011 when he said, “Everyone says: why is Hezbollah carrying arms? We responded that the international community did not exert pressure on Israel to withdraw from Lebanese territory.”

“As long as there is an occupied Lebanese territory, Hezbollah will maintain that it wants to carry arms in defense of its land,” Rai added. “What will we say to it then? Isn’t it [Hezbollah] right?”

Rai also appeased Hezbollah in May when he travelled to Jerusalem to meet Pope Francis during the pontiff’s visit to the Holy Land.

The Maronite patriarch said he only went to Jerusalem to meet the Pope and would not meet Israeli leaders, stating he was “aware that Israel is an enemy state that is occupying Lebanese territory.”

As noted in U.S. has been conducting secret dialogue with terrorist Hizbullah:

“The United States is sending and receiving messages to Hizbullah through sympathetic third parties,” a source said. “The dialogue has intensified over the last few weeks.”

It seems we now know the “sympathetic third parties.” From the book, ‘Hezbollah’ :

Until 9/11, no terrorist organization had killed more Americans than Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite group: From the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing, which killed 241 Marines, to the 1996 detonation of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, which killed 19 U.S. airmen, Hezbollah’s anti-American curriculum vitae was long and bloody. Today it remains an efficient global terror operation, having executed bombings on four continents, built a presence on six and even branched out to drug trafficking.

 

Muslim group ISIS claims to behead British aid worker David Haines (video)

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via ISIS executes British aid worker David Haines – CNN.com.

(CNN) — British aid worker David Haines has been executed by ISIS militants, according to a video posted Saturday to a website associated with the group, making him the third Western captive to be killed by the Islamist extremist group in recent weeks.

The ISIS video post showing Haines’ beheading called his execution “a message to the allies of America.”

It is produced very similarly to the videos that showed the executions of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, the last of which included Haines and the threat that he’d be killed next.

The new video pictures a masked ISIS militant placing his hand on another captive, whom he identified as Alan Henning, a British citizen.

Suddenly, after years of refusing to, Youtube is removing ISIS videos as quick as they go up. The anti-jihad bloggers worked for years to have jihadi recruiting and beheading videos removed to no avail. That said, the full video is all over the web on jihadi sites. The ISIS actor puts the knife to Haines neck and the video cuts away. It returns to show the body with a head on it.

Any recording professionals out there? Is it possible to record audio so clearly in the middle of a desert as if it sounded like it was recorded in a studio with a quality microphone?

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