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Posts by kabar

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  • Iran ready to give U.S. 'slap in the face': commander

    02/22/2017 7:31:15 AM PST · 39 of 39
    kabar to Obadiah

    As a Navy vet, I agree completely. I was very disappointed with the conduct of our sailors. A disgrace to the uniform.

  • Iran ready to give U.S. 'slap in the face': commander

    02/22/2017 7:21:54 AM PST · 36 of 39
    kabar to allendale
    You know what. You have not the slightest clue about Iran and the threat it poses to us, the United States of America. I was in Iran in 1979 when the Shah was overthrown and Khomeini took power. I was in our embassy when it was overrun the first time on February 14, 1979 and lived on an occupied compound for almost two months.

    I also was in Saudi Arabia during the entire Gulf War from start to finish. There is no way our allies in the region can deal with Iran alone. They need our support and we have global strategic interests at stake. The Gulf region is the world's largest supplier of exportable oil, which fuels the global economy.

    Militant Islamic fundamentalism began in Iran in 1979. It is spreading like a cancer around the world. The only way it can be stopped entirely is regime change in Iran. There is no negotiating with the mullahs and their Supreme Leader. Obama's deal with Iran supported by signatories like Russia, China, and the UK ensures that Iran will get nuclear weapons.

  • 'Santa Trump' Starts To Deliver For Immigration Hawks

    02/22/2017 7:12:48 AM PST · 3 of 15
    kabar to Helicondelta

    It is called the Rule of Law, i.e., enforcing our existing laws, which is the very foundation of our Republic. The only thing that makes it remarkable is that Bush 43 and Obama failed to do that. Hence, we have 12 to 20 million illegal aliens in this country taking American jobs, depressing wages, committing millions of crimes, costing at least $113 billion a year, and draining our welfare system dry.

  • Woman manages final dig at Trump from beyond the grave

    02/22/2017 7:06:59 AM PST · 7 of 39
    kabar to simpson96
    “Liz is smiling now, not to be living during the Trump Presidency.”

    And we the living are smiling as well to be living during the Trump Presidency. Let's hope many liberals follow Liz's example. Let them go to their graves with a smile on their faces.

  • Iran ready to give U.S. 'slap in the face': commander

    02/22/2017 6:57:11 AM PST · 27 of 39
    kabar to allendale
    The reality is that the Iranians just can’t stand being ignored. Most Americans could not care less what happens to their bizarre, medieval, non sustainable theocracy.

    Most Americans should care about what happens in Iran, the world's biggest state sponsor of terrorism who have killed hundreds of Americans ranging from the Marine Barracks in Beirut to the Khobar tower bombing. The Iranians have been sending money and arms to Hezbollah and Hamas. They are constructing a nuclear arsenal and the means to deliver it in the form of ballistic missiles.

    The Iranians pose an existential threat to the region including our allies Israel, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain. I can state unequivocally that they care very much about what Iran says and does. Their survival is at stake.

  • Iran ready to give U.S. 'slap in the face': commander

    02/22/2017 6:35:13 AM PST · 10 of 39
    kabar to monkapotamus
    It is time for the US to do some slapping back.

  • Sean Hannity, Fox News Interview James O'Keefe via zerohedge: Is James O'Keefe About To Smoke CNN?

    02/22/2017 4:31:16 AM PST · 27 of 31
    kabar to M. Thatcher

    He is building his audience. The bigger the better. I have no problem with his “tease.” The only downside is that he must deliver to live up to the hype. Generally, he has.

  • Trump to exclude U.S. 'dreamer' migrants from crackdown

    02/21/2017 3:09:32 PM PST · 29 of 146
    kabar to SpaceBar

    I suspect Trump will use DACA as a bargaining chip in the advancement of immigration legislation. DACA is the one instance that the majority of Americans appear to support. It will be very difficult politically to take away legal status from the 800,000 who have already received legalization, including work permits and SSNs. A number of states have also issued them driver’s licenses.

    Obama acted unconstitutionally setting up this program. And it sets a terrible precedent. Nowhere does the EO say that you had to be brought here by your illegal parents. You just have to get here by age 15. It is the reason why we had a flood of unaccompanied children flooding the borders. Once they got here, they were reunited with relatives. Obama even helped fund the travel of the parents from the home country to the US in the name of family reunification. In addition, he ordered ICE not to pursue the parents of DACA recipients for deportation. When you reward something, you get more of it.

    Trump must end the DACA program. He can say that each current DACA recipient will be reviewed individually and lay out criteria that will allow most of them to stay. I hate to say that given the unconstitutional actions of Obama and the unfairness it provides for people who violated our laws. But I am a realist politically, knowing that given the numbers involved and the status of public opinion, it would make more sense to deal with this fait acompli in a way that does not alienate public support for the rest of his immigration policies. The GOP cowards in Congress should have fought this tooth and nail in 2012, but the fact is that people like Cantor and Ryan were planning on introducing a GOP version of the Dream Act.

    Trump should end the program on a date certain and then deal with those who have the status, presumably at the time they have to renew. He should ensure that it is done on a case by case basis rather than dealing with a class of people, as is currently the case. Many of the existing “Dreamers” are in their 20s. You could be up to 31 to apply under the current rules. They are no longer children.

  • Schumer: GOP will break from Trump within months

    02/21/2017 11:46:21 AM PST · 54 of 89
    kabar to detective

    The Uniparty is alive and well.

  • CBS: Trump to keep DACA in new immigration policy?

    02/21/2017 10:32:04 AM PST · 37 of 45
    kabar to pepsi_junkie
    I suspect Trump will use DACA as a bargaining chip in the advancement of immigration legislation. DACA is the one instance that the majority of Americans appear to support. It will be very difficult politically to take away legal status from the 800,000 who have already received legalization, including work permits and SSNs. A number of states have also issued them driver's licenses.

    Obama acted unconstitutionally setting up this program. And it sets a terrible precedent. No where does the EO say that you had to be brought here by your illegal parents. You just have to get here by age 15. It is the reason why we had a flood of unaccompanied children flooding the borders. Once they got here, they were reunited with relatives. Obama even helped fund the travel of the parents from the home country to the US in the name of family reunification. In addition, he ordered ICE not to pursue the parents of DACA recipients for deportation. When you reward something, you get more of it.

    Trump must end the DACA program. He can say that each current DACA recipient will be reviewed individually and lay out criteria that will allow most of them to stay. I hate to say that given the unconstitutional actions of Obama and the unfairness it provides for people who violated our laws. But I am a realist politically, knowing that given the numbers involved and the status of public opinion, it would make more sense to deal with this fait acompli in a way that does not alienate public support for the rest of his immigration policies. The GOP cowards in Congress should have fought this tooth and nail in 2012, but the fact is that people like Cantor and Ryan were planning on introducing a GOP version of the Dream Act.

    Trump should end the program on a date certain and then deal with those who have the status, presumably at the time they have to renew. He should ensure that it is done on a case by case basis rather than dealing with a class of people, as is currently the case. Many of the existing "Dreamers" are in their 20s. You could be up to 31 to apply under the current rules. They are no longer children.

  • Trump Will Issue Executive Orders To Dismantle Obama’s ‘Climate Action Plan’

    02/21/2017 7:31:49 AM PST · 37 of 54
    kabar to Twotone
    While I want these regs rolled back, I don’t want it done by EO. Make congress pass legislation limiting (if not eliminating) the EPA. And make the Congress review ALL regulations from all federal bureaucracies, & either approve or remove them.

    You live in a fantasy world. Congress is not going to pass the legislation you want. Obama put these regs in thru EO and they should be removed the same way. Once that is done, you can pursue the quixotic legislation that will never be passed in a Senate with 52 Reps, some of whom will surely oppose the changes.

  • Students, staff celebrate after school drops Michelle O lunch rules

    02/20/2017 9:52:55 AM PST · 13 of 31
    kabar to Hojczyk
    The freedom from the strict restrictions on calories, fat, sugar, salt and other elements, came at the expense of federal funding to help cover free- and reduced-priced lunches for some students, but district business manager Brett Lago said the decision is already paying off in year one. “We’ve lost, to date, about $40,000 worth of reimbursement, but our sales are up about $50,000 over last year,” he said.

    Notice how Obama used the withholding of federal funds to change behavior. The Left and the MSM were fine with it. But Trump's pledge to withhold federal funds to sanctuary cities is met by a firestorm of protest.

  • ICE: 949,382 illegals with 'removal orders' still free, raids get just .07%

    02/20/2017 9:19:17 AM PST · 35 of 41
    kabar to LS

    This article is not part of the new meme.

  • ICE: 949,382 illegals with 'removal orders' still free, raids get just .07%

    02/20/2017 9:06:54 AM PST · 32 of 41
    kabar to Mouton
    we have got to clean out the uninvited.

    We have also got to reduce LEGAL IMMIGRATION. We have brought in 35 million legal permanent immigrants since 1990. They are taking American jobs and depressing wages. They also use our welfare system to a much greater degree than the native born. We are importing poverty costing taxpayers billions of dollars.

  • ICE: 949,382 illegals with 'removal orders' still free, raids get just .07%

    02/20/2017 8:30:40 AM PST · 25 of 41
    kabar to george76
    It is unfortunate that many on this thread are missing the point of the article. The author is on our side and he quotes Jessica Vaughn of CIS:

    "The question I think people should be asking is, 'Why are there so many criminal aliens who are at large?'" said Jessica M. Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies.

    "Why does ICE have to take to the streets to find these people? One reason is because so many criminal aliens have been released by sanctuary policies. If you look at the list of cities where these operations took place, many of them are sanctuaries. ICE has to do these kinds of operations when they are prevented from arresting criminal aliens while they are in jail," she added.

  • ICE: 949,382 illegals with 'removal orders' still free, raids get just .07%

    02/20/2017 8:26:02 AM PST · 24 of 41
    kabar to TheStickman
    You seem to be missing the point of the article. There are almost a million illegal aliens who have gone thru the judicial process and ordered to leave the country. They never left. The MSM is trying to paint Trump's modest removal efforts as mass deportation, but the fact is that there are almost a million of what are called absconders. They need to be rounded up and deported. Arguing for their staying is indefensible.

    This is not an anti-Trump article.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 February 2017

    02/19/2017 9:30:48 AM PST · 236 of 309
    kabar to rodguy911
    The proof will be in the pudding. We will see how the repeal and replacement of Obamacare goes in Congress. Making deals to get legislation passed is part of the sausage making process. Manchin is up for reelection in 2018. That is a long ways off. I am sure Trump would prefer a Rep instead of Manchin.

    There are millions of blogs out there, each with a different opinion.

  • Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments

    02/19/2017 9:22:13 AM PST · 23 of 71
    kabar to vette6387
    He was a professor at the NDU since 2001. His bio is here.

    The bone of contention seems to revolve around our policy towards Mexico. "Deare served as an Assistant Defense Attaché in Mexico City in the early 90s; as a Troop Commander of a Special Operations unit; and spent two years as a Country Director the Office of Interamerican Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he was responsible for crafting defense policy matters for Mexico."

    Sounds like a case of someone who had gone native when it comes to Mexico. He has his blinders on when it comes to securing the border, deporting illegal aliens, making Mexico pay for the wall, and the disaster that is NAFTA. If he disagrees with the policy, he should not be on Trump's NSC. He should have resigned rather than publicly criticizing the boss.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 February 2017

    02/19/2017 9:08:45 AM PST · 226 of 309
    kabar to pugmama

    I just read it. I take it with a grain of salt. There is no doubt that Pence’s selection was a paean to traditional conservatives. Pence does hold GOPe views on immigration and trade. But I can only hope he remains a loyal soldier to Trump and his agenda. I believe Pence is a man of integrity and is loyal. We shall see.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 February 2017

    02/19/2017 9:02:05 AM PST · 221 of 309
    kabar to Alas Babylon!
    I hope Trump keeps Flynn around as an unpaid advisor of some kind. Sort of like Harry Hopkins was to FDR

    Agree, but it should not be made public.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 February 2017

    02/19/2017 8:59:37 AM PST · 219 of 309
    kabar to Fishtalk
    It pretty much sums up what I suspect. They DO have a recording of this innocent call.

    Of course they do. I don't think it is any secret that we monitor the Russian Embassy communications 24/7. They do the same thing to us. It doesn't matter if it is telephone, fax, signal, etc. Flynn knows it better than anyone having been the head of DIA. The point of the article is why did the FBI interview/investigate him given the law.

    Still and so, Flynn was evidently asked by Pence if he said anything on that call about sanctions and Flynn said No. I’m thinking Flynn probably didn’t think a tossed-aside comment such as they would deal with it after the inauguration was worth mention. I don’t know this and somewhere there is a tape of this conversation. But Flynn does not strike me as a blatant liar.

    Without knowing all the facts like Trump and Pence do, I can't comment on whether Flynn was a "blatant liar." However, it seems he didn't tell the entire story for whatever reason. He may have been trying to cover up for his boss given the the way the sanction issue was being covered by the MSM. He may not have known that the MSM had sources that had seen the transcripts.

    Obama set this up by demanding a report from the intel community on the Russian interference in our elections and making sure the report was issued prior to his leaving office. He imposed the sanctions a few weeks before the inaugural ensuring that Trump was left a land mine in his desire to establish a better relationship with the Russians. In addition, Obama issued an executive order a few weeks before allowing a wider dissemination of NSA wire taps, etc. This allowed the Flynn conversation to be given to a wide variety of agencies and embedded Trump supporters like Acting AG Yates. The MSM was provided the information by these people. It was an orchestrated hit job.

    Schrödinger's cat applies. Until we see the actual transcripts of the conversations, we can hold many interpretations of what was said. The FBI has concluded that no laws were violated, including the over 200 year old Logan Act.

    So given that it’s all been explained, and your article as linked does a very good job, I still don’t know why Trump can’t stand up tall and say his incoming administration was buffaloed and they’re not throwing out a perfectly fine guy to give them a victory.

    We will just agree to disagree. You can't unring a bell. And we don't have all the information that Trump and Pence have.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 February 2017

    02/19/2017 6:55:46 AM PST · 139 of 309
    kabar to rodguy911

    Notice that Rush’s appearance was live. No doubt Rush demanded that to ensure that they couldn’t edit the interview.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 February 2017

    02/19/2017 6:54:31 AM PST · 136 of 309
    kabar to bray
    How long did it take Obama to pass Obamacare? Now the nattering nabobs of the MSM are pushing more false news that somehow Trump is not repealing and replacing Obamacare fast enough. They are setting unrealistic standards to impugn the Trump administration.

    No mention of how long it is taking Trump to get his cabinet confirmed compared to Obama.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 February 2017

    02/19/2017 6:51:36 AM PST · 131 of 309
    kabar to bray

    Rove was a legend in his own mind. He has no core principles. The political consultant class are just hired guns.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 February 2017

    02/19/2017 6:49:54 AM PST · 128 of 309
    kabar to Fishtalk
    You should read this article: Why Was the FBI Investigating General Flynn?

    What I don’t quite get is why Trump, given that a bunch of laws were broken, doesn’t just change his mind and bring Flynn back on.

    Flynn lost the trust of the WH by misleading Pence. That is the stated reason. However, there are probably other reasons. Flynn had the reputation of being a maverick and a hothead. No doubt the intelligence community expressed their dislike of him to Trump and his advisors. Trump cannot reverse his decision at this point.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 February 2017

    02/19/2017 6:40:07 AM PST · 118 of 309
    kabar to rodguy911

    Rush failed to mention that Obama had a huge majority in Congress including a veto proof Senate.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 February 2017

    02/19/2017 6:38:35 AM PST · 117 of 309
    kabar to From The Deer Stand
    Wallace is totally unhinged. The MSM has the thinnest skin of all. They can't stand criticism.

    Listening to Rove criticizing Trump. Rove was so anti-Trump and so wrong during the primaries and the campaign. He has no credibility. And Bush 43 was a poor president who was just a tool of his corporate paymasters and special interests. He was a disaster for the GOP.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 February 2017

    02/19/2017 6:23:52 AM PST · 100 of 309
    kabar to Fishtalk
    So Michael Flynn resigned? Allegedly for a phone call he made to the Russian Ambassador? I think there’s waaaaaaay more to the story than that. I think Flynn was some kind of traitor and got caught.

    On what basis can you describe the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) as "some kind of traitor?"

  • Haughty Joe Scarborough Warns Trump: ‘The Press Always Wins’

    02/18/2017 9:15:05 AM PST · 47 of 86
    kabar to kevcol
    The press is losing if you believe the polls. They have lost all credibility.

  • Ten Arrested, Including Four Illegal Aliens, After ‘Savage’ Gang-Related Killing of Maryland Teen

    02/18/2017 8:05:28 AM PST · 14 of 23
    kabar to DOC44

    A day without immigrants.....Hmm.

  • Senators Silent After Meeting With FBI Director Comey

    02/18/2017 8:02:12 AM PST · 7 of 222
    kabar to HarleyLady27

    They will talk only if the information they received fits their narrative about Flynn and the Russians.

  • BOOM! New National Security Adviser Just Found a BRILLIANT Way to Stop Leaks! Trump is THRILLED!

    02/16/2017 2:11:35 PM PST · 179 of 194
    kabar to GreyFriar
    I was in our Embassy in Tehran on February 14, 1979 when it was overrun the first time by the Mujahedin. We were held hostage for several hours until deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs Yazdi negotiated our release. Still the Embassy compound was occupied for nearly 4 months by them and finally on November 4, 1979 the takeover and hostage taking began for 444 days. Fortunately, I left on March 31, 1979.

    The Carter administration was a disaster when it came to Iran. I could go on at some length about the mistakes made and how the fall of the Shah still impacts us today. The outcome could have been much different under a different President.

  • PLO Warns Trump, ‘Don’t Walk Away From 2-State Solution’

    02/16/2017 8:14:31 AM PST · 44 of 51
    kabar to RummyChick
    Having relatives that survived the holocaust or being an Orthdox Jew does not make you a savvy political powerhouse that can negotiate peace...uh..don’t you think there are plenty of people that fit that category that have already tried?

    It inoculates you from being called naive re the threats to Israel and what are the consequences of a bad deal. Bibi has known him from childhood. Having these personal connections are useful.

    Having a new perspective is not bad. Trump got elected to office promising change. He had never run for elective office in his life yet he was able to overcome far more experienced and "qualified" opponents in the primary and beat Hillary whom Obama called the most qualified candidate in history. I gather you are not a big Trump fan.

    Kushner is a babe in the woods in this White House.

    He like Trump is an outsider. He is not part of the sclerotic GOPe and the political class. Why not give Kushner and Trump a chance to broker a deal? What do we have to lose? What we do know is that Israel will not negotiate away its very survival.

  • PLO Warns Trump, ‘Don’t Walk Away From 2-State Solution’

    02/16/2017 7:08:50 AM PST · 39 of 51
    kabar to RummyChick
    That naive jared kushner will not be able to broker peace.

    Naive? Do you know his background and connections with Israel? His paternal grandparents, Rae and Joseph Kushner, were Holocaust survivors who came to the U.S. from Poland. He is an orthodox jew.

    Negotiating is what he does in the business world. And frankly, he will not be brokering a deal without a very experienced and knowledgeable government staff behind him. Kushner is far from being naive.

  • PLO Warns Trump, ‘Don’t Walk Away From 2-State Solution’

    02/16/2017 6:59:51 AM PST · 35 of 51
    kabar to SJackson
    Trump is playing chess while the others are playing checkers. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. The PLO and PA are being served notice that the caravan is moving on and that if they don't start negotiating seriously and make the needed compromises, a different solution will be found.

    The reality is that many Palestinians don't favor the two state solution and are looking for something else. Bibi was correct to say yesterday, forget the labels and let's deal with substance.

  • BOOM! New National Security Adviser Just Found a BRILLIANT Way to Stop Leaks! Trump is THRILLED!

    02/16/2017 6:53:26 AM PST · 66 of 194
    kabar to Mariner
    Bannon was an officer in the United States Navy for seven years in the late 1970s and early 1980s, serving on the destroyer USS Paul F. Foster as a surface warfare officer in the Pacific Fleet and stateside as a special assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon. Upon his departure he was ranked as a lieutenant (O-3).

    Stephen Kevin Bannon was born on November 27, 1953, in Norfolk, Virginia, to Doris (née Herr) and Martin Bannon, a telephone lineman.] His working class, Irish Catholic family were pro-Kennedy, pro-union Democrats. After serving as president of the student government association, he graduated from Virginia Tech in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in urban planning and holds a master's degree in national security studies from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. In 1985, Bannon received a Master of Business Administration degree with honors from Harvard Business School.

  • BOOM! New National Security Adviser Just Found a BRILLIANT Way to Stop Leaks! Trump is THRILLED!

    02/16/2017 6:29:56 AM PST · 27 of 194
    kabar to Robe

    Does the housecleaning include Flynn’s deputy, KT McFarland?

  • Spies Keep Intelligence From Donald Trump

    02/15/2017 11:15:04 PM PST · 136 of 157
    kabar to randita

    Are they providing the information to Pompeo and the other Trump appointed intel chiefs? This sounds like a mutiny.

  • Schumer warns of possible cover-up by Trump administration

    02/15/2017 4:16:18 PM PST · 46 of 59
    kabar to BradtotheBone

    Benghazi all over again.

  • Mattis warns NATO: Start paying your fair share on defense or U.S. will “moderate its commitment”

    02/15/2017 4:08:45 PM PST · 22 of 22
    kabar to USS Alaska

    I don’t consider us to be an invader or an occupier. And we have prevailed militarily and are beating them now. The question is how long do we want to remain there to ensure that our objectives are met, and more importantly, how much force and resources do we wish to use to achieve it. There is no way the Taliban is going to hand us our asses unless we allow them to do so. It took the Brits 12 years to defeat the Malaysian Islamic uprising.

  • Mattis warns NATO: Start paying your fair share on defense or U.S. will “moderate its commitment”

    02/15/2017 1:29:33 PM PST · 20 of 22
    kabar to DesertRhino
    Not really, the Russian experience in Afghanistan is not a very different experience than we have had.

    Night and day. The Russians had no stomach for the fight. The enemy had them terrorized showing their disdain by beheading their soldiers. The Russian military performed poorly in Afghanistan. We have done much better militarily. We lose our wars due to our politicians, not due to being defeated on the battlefield.

    They were smarter than us, we are now on year 15, and no closer than we were on day one to a functioning society there. If we leave next week, or in the year 2030, it will collapse into tribal Islamic anarchy within a week.

    The mission was to defeat the Taliban and prevent Afghanistan from returning to be a sanctuary for Islamic terrorist targeting the US. It was not to create a functioning society. It remains to be seen how it all turns out. We still have troops in Korea, Japan, and Germany.

    In 2001, the Russians warned us as friends, not to get into a ground war there.

    The Russians were never our friends even during WWII when they were our ally in defeating Hitler. The evil empire still exists even though it is a shadow of its former self.

    We exceed them in capability tech and in refined operational ways, but in honesty, the average Russian soldier does have more balls than ours today in all but a few top shelf units.

    What a bunch of BS. You seem to have a low opinion of the US military and the volunteers who inhabit it. America certainly has a more combat tested and proficient military force compared to the Russians. During the past few decades we have witnessed a decline in Russia. It has a negative population growth (-.06% in 2016, which is the 207th lowest in the world); life expectancy at birth for males is 65 and women 76.8 years with the average being 70.8 years making Russia 153 in the world rankings; and the fertility rate in 1.61, well below a replacement rate of 2.1 Alcoholism is rampant. The life expectancy for males has been declining and is among the lowest of any developed country.

    The Russian military depends upon the draft. 18-27 years of age for compulsory or voluntary military service; males are registered for the draft at 17 years of age; 1-year service obligation (conscripts can only be sent to combat zones after 6 months of training); reserve obligation for non-officers to age 50; enrollment in military schools from the age of 16, cadets classified as members of the armed forces.

    The chief of the General Staff Mobilization Directorate announced in March 2015 that for health reasons, only 76% of draftees called up during the spring 2015 draft campaign were fit for military service (2015).

    The Illusion of Russian Military Might

  • Mattis warns NATO: Start paying your fair share on defense or U.S. will “moderate its commitment”

    02/15/2017 11:30:51 AM PST · 11 of 22
    kabar to USS Alaska
    The ruskies have balls.

    Overrated. They got their ass handed to them in Afghanistan.

  • Mattis warns NATO: Start paying your fair share on defense or U.S. will “moderate its commitment”

    02/15/2017 11:29:01 AM PST · 9 of 22
    kabar to SeekAndFind
    This has been a long time in coming. It goes back decades when we used to call it burden-sharing. The Europeans have been able to fund their welfare states because the US provided the security umbrella. It is high time that as the world's largest debtor nation, we demand that our allies pay their fair share.

    The same holds true for the UN.

  • "Trump Campaign Aides had Repeated Contacts with Russian Intelligence" Oh Really?

    02/15/2017 10:00:16 AM PST · 39 of 44
    kabar to Lazamataz

    As someone who spent 36 years as a federal employee, you couldn’t be more wrong.

  • "Trump Campaign Aides had Repeated Contacts with Russian Intelligence" Oh Really?

    02/15/2017 8:12:57 AM PST · 28 of 44
    kabar to dragonblustar
    Trump needs to purge these Obama holdovers quickly.?

    They are not holdovers but career bureaucrats who are very hard to remove. The federal bureaucracy has been politicized. They support the party of big government, not the one favoring limited government.

  • Thousands protest Milwaukee County sheriff's immigration crackdown

    02/15/2017 7:16:48 AM PST · 55 of 56
    kabar to bert
    don’t try to complicate it

    Au contraire. The amnesty advocates seek to portray the majority of illegal aliens as law abiding, hard-working people. Supporters of amnesty like McCain, Flake, Graham, Ryan, and the Dems and the MSM push this narrative. So do even people like Sarah Palin when they discuss who should be allowed to stay, i.e., those who played by the rules. Trump has also made a similar distinction in terms of his priorities. He is going after the bad hombres as his priority. The fate of the rest will be decided later after the wall is built and our border secure.

    The distinction as to what constitutes a "criminal alien" is the battleground that is being fought out to garner public support. Entering this country illegally is a misdemeanor. The three most recent amnesty bills, Hagel-Martinez in 2006, McCain-Kennedy in 2007, and the Gang of 8 bill all stated that if you only had three misdemeanors, you could be legalized. In fact the 1986 amnesty contained the same language. It is important in this fight to frame the issues and understand how language is being used to influence the outcome.

    The Sensenbrenner enforcement only bill in 2005 ((H.R. 4437) was essentially killed by the Bush administration and a Dem poison pill to make illegal entry into the US a felony. It split the Reps and never went to the Senate. We are going to see similar issues over language and what constitutes a felony versus a misdemeanor and how it applies to illegal aliens. Should illegal aliens charged with DUI be considered "criminal" aliens in terms of setting the priorities on who should be deported?

    And it is important to remember that 40% of the illegal aliens came here legally and then overstayed their visas.

    For a Mexican, to be in Wisconsin is a crime from which all others rise. Just being is criminal The question to be or not to be resulted in illegal entry and becoming a criminal

    I agree, but in the real world, there is a battle going on as to who can and cannot stay based on what constitutes a criminal alien. The almost 800,000 Dreamers who have been legalized unconstitutionally by the Obama administration's executive order present the Trump administration with a serious problem when it comes to deportation. They have been provided legal status by the federal government, including receiving a work permit and an SSN.

    As ICE, DOJ, DHS, etc. start enforcing our existing laws, there will be an orchestrated, massive blowback by the pro-amnesty crowd. It will play out in the streets, the MSM, and the courts. One can only hope that Trump does not go wobbly.

  • Thousands protest Milwaukee County sheriff's immigration crackdown

    02/15/2017 5:17:02 AM PST · 42 of 56
    kabar to Hostage

    They don’t consider tax evasion, ID theft, misuse of SSNs, lying on employment forms, working illegally, driving without a license, overstaying their visas, along with entering our country illegally to be criminal offenses. These are the people the Uniparty describes as playing by the rules.

  • The Democrats’ demographic dilemma

    02/14/2017 5:26:29 PM PST · 13 of 26
    kabar to jjotto

    LEGAL immigration will make the Dems the permanent majority party within a decade.

  • Trump White House Files Paperwork For En Banc Hearing At Ninth Circuit Over Executive Order

    02/14/2017 3:08:30 PM PST · 78 of 87
    kabar to Unshackled

    Among less than one tenth of one percent of circuit court decisions reviewed by the Supreme Court, about 80 percent of the Ninth Circuit Court’s decisions were overturned.

  • Flynn out at NSA, Petraeus could be all in

    02/14/2017 8:24:38 AM PST · 65 of 81
    kabar to Rusty0604

    LOL.