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  • Trump: If we're attacked, we'll 'beat the s--t out of them'

    02/02/2016 6:29:45 PM PST · by Zakeet · 172 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 2, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says America will be glad if he's the president next time the nation is attacked. "If we are attacked, somebody attacks us, wouldn't you rather have Trump as president if we're attacked?" he said at a rally in Milford, N.H. "We'll beat the shit out of them." He added that America needs to stop "playing games." "We've become the policemen to the entire world," he said. "We take care of the world. They pay us peanuts."
  • Ted Cruz Doesn’t Have Time for Failed ‘Conventional Wisdom’ on Foreign Policy.

    01/28/2016 5:54:39 AM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 12 replies
    Medium ^ | 2016-01-28 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Dr. Victoria Coates: Well I mean, I don’t know who can channel Jeane Kirkpatrick best. It is interesting to me that many Establishment institutions in foreign policy — just as they have in every other branch of policy — have been deeply disturbed by Senator Cruz, and the kinds of approaches that he proposes because he has very little time for quote unquote “conventional wisdom.” And you have a lot of people whose sort of “bread and butter” depends on their position on editorial boards, their positions in think tanks, their appearances on television, and all of that is based on a certain way...
  • Special Ops Commander Demands Pentagon Stop Exposing Operations

    01/27/2016 4:23:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/27/16 | Morgan Chalfant
    President Obama’s nominee to head U.S. Central Command recently penned a memo to Defense Secretary Ash Carter demanding that the Pentagon stop discussing the operations of elite American troops. Foreign Policy, which obtained an excerpt of the memo, reported that Gen. Joseph Votel, currently the chief of U.S. Special Operations Command, wrote the December 8 memo to express concern about the Obama administration’s exposure of special operations forces’ activities. “I am concerned with increased public exposure of SOF activities and operations, and I assess that it is time to get our forces back into the shadows,” Votel wrote to Carter....
  • Hillary Laughs When Voter Says He Wishes Trump Would Have Punched Gowdy During Benghazi Hearing

    01/26/2016 4:35:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    At the CNN Democratic town hall Monday night in Des Moines, Iowa Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley spent two hours answering voters' questions. One particular attendee who noticed the majority of the questions were aimed at domestic issues pivoted the discussion to foreign policy when Clinton was on the stage. This voter explained that, while he hadn't been fully committed to voting for Clinton next year, he said he was "gung ho" about her after watching all 11 hours of her testimony in front of the Benghazi Select Committee in October. At one point, he quipped that he...
  • Western Islamophobia: Who Are We Kidding?

    01/18/2016 2:25:28 PM PST · by CanaryBlog · 9 replies
    Canary in the Mine - Blog ^ | Jan 7th | The Canary
    The most socialist administration in decades is waging a war on "Islamophobia" while its relationship with Israel continues to deterioriate. Is "the Jew" the Obama administration's bogeyman in its crusade to wipe out any remnant of British Colonialism?
  • Report: Three Americans kidnapped in Baghdad

    01/18/2016 12:17:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Three Americans have been kidnapped in Baghdad by "militias," according to Arab news channel Al Arabiya, citing its own sources. The State Department said it is aware of the report and is working with Iraqi authorities to locate the missing Americans. Officials, however, would not confirm that anyone been kidnapped. "We are aware of reports that American citizens are missing in Iraq," State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement to The Hill. "The safety and security of American citizens overseas is our highest priority, he continued. "We are working with the full cooperation of the Iraqi authorities to...
  • Trump: Obama brings us back to ‘age of Jimmy Carter’

    01/13/2016 6:38:08 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 13, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Wednesday needled President Obama over Iran's seizure of U.S. Navy boats, comparing the recent events to the Iran hostage crisis during Jimmy Carter's presidency. "This is Jimmy Carter stuff," Trump said at a rally in Pensacola, Fla. "We are now back in the age of Jimmy Carter." More than 60 Americans were held hostage in Iran late in Carter's administration. Hours before President Obama's final State of the Union address Tuesday, Iran seized two U.S. Navy vessels and 10 American soldiers. On Wednesday, Iran freed the U.S. sailors and Secretary of State John Kerry...
  • From ISIS Lips to Obama Ears?

    01/13/2016 7:31:11 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/13/16 | Judi McLeod
    Obama's Foreign Policy: "Completely disconnected from reality" Television’s prominent talking heads commenting on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address last night, spoke of how Obama was “completely disconnected from reality” on foreign policy. “Charles Krauthammer seemed to have been left in disbelief: “He is talking about a world that really doesn’t exist,” he said. “And that’s why I think it completely diminished what he said on foreign policy.” (The Blaze, Jan. 12, 2016) Obama broad-stroked those who worry about ISIS on the rampage as conspiracy theorists, calling their claims that this is heading for World War III as...
  • Will Mideast Allies Drag Us Into War?

    01/05/2016 9:19:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    The New Year's execution by Saudi Arabia of the Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr was a deliberate provocation. Its first purpose: Signal the new ruthlessness and resolve of the Saudi monarchy where the power behind the throne is the octogenarian King Salman's son, the 30-year-old Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman. Second, crystallize, widen and deepen a national-religious divide between Sunni and Shiite, Arab and Persian, Riyadh and Tehran. Third, rupture the rapprochement between Iran and the United States and abort the Iranian nuclear deal. The provocation succeeded in its near-term goal. An Iranian mob gutted and burned the Saudi...
  • Cruz Super PAC Uses Rubio’s Own Ad Against Him

    01/04/2016 9:50:03 AM PST · by Isara · 8 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | January 4, 2016 | Zeke J Miller
    A super PAC supporting Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is blasting Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's attitude toward foreign policy in a new ad appearing on Snapchat.The 10-second spot by Keep the Promise I, one of a network of similarly named outside groups backing Cruz, juxtaposes the fight against ISIS and the need to stand up to Iran with a humorous video spot released by Rubio's campaign before one of last year's debates in which he was discussing his fantasy football picks.“Yeah, I know I have a debate, but I've got to get this fantasy football thing right,” Rubio says...
  • Obama to Travel the Globe in 2016 to Tout His Foreign Policy Successes

    12/29/2015 5:40:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 29, 2015 | Debra Heine
    A recent Organizing for America fundraising letter to supporters contained an ominous threat from President Barack Obama: "I've got 12 months left to squeeze every ounce of change I can while I'm still in office. And that's what I intend to do."Not mentioned in the letter is his plan to squeeze out every ounce of travel he can while he's still in office. In keeping with his reputation as a "permanent campaigner," Obama plans to go on a global tour in 2016 to "seal his foreign policy legacies."Obama will be spewing carbon from Air Force One into the atmosphere of...
  • Jim Webb Attacks Hillary for Her Foreign-Policy Failures: First Step of His Third-Party Run?

    12/28/2015 7:41:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/28/2015 | by JOHN FUND
    When Jim Webb, the former Virginia senator and Navy secretary, left the Democratic primary race in October, he hinted that he might mount an independent run for president. That looks more likely now that Webb has blasted his party's front-runner for her "inept leadership” as secretary of state. "Hillary Clinton should be called to account for her inept leadership that brought about the chaos in Libya, and the power vacuums that resulted in the rest of the region,” Webb wrote in a Facebook post Saturday. "While she held that office, the U.S. spent about $2 billion backing the Libyan uprising...
  • Santorum gives passionate foreign policy speech to Republican Jewish Coalition

    12/23/2015 8:35:24 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 15 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | December 23, 2015 | Eric Golub
    Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is seen by many voters as a social conservative. His friends at the Republican Jewish Coalition, which he has addressed many times, know him as a leader on foreign policy issues. His expertise on Iran is as solid as it gets.[Snip] "They know who I am and I know who they are. I have been fighting radical Islam before it was fashionable to fight radical Islam." He observed, "I authored the Syrian Accountability Act." Colin Powell said this act was the primary reason Syria exited Lebanon. He also authored the "Iran Freedom and Support Act."
  • The Early Returns on the Iran Deal

    12/23/2015 8:31:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2015 | Cliff May
    Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, opened a hearing last week with these candid, if not immortal, words: "I think the agreement is off to a really terrible start." The agreement in question is the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). It is to provide more than $100 billion in unfrozen assets to the Islamic Republic of Iran, the world's leading sponsor of terrorism. In exchange, Tehran is supposed to halt a nuclear weapons program whose existence it has consistently denied. More on that in a moment but first, this point: A deal so consequential ought...
  • Obama's Fire Sale Foreign Policy: A farewell binge of international agreements.

    12/22/2015 10:00:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/22/2015 | Claudia Rosett
    President Obama's final stretch in office -- filled, as he promised, with "interesting stuff" -- has become an extravaganza of "historic" foreign-policy deals, most of them distinguished for making common cause with despotic regimes that are less than friendly toward the United States: -- The embrace of Cuba. -- The Iran nuclear deal. -- The Paris climate agreement. -- And, enshrined just this past Friday as United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254, a grand plan in which, under the United Nations umbrella, the U.S., Russia, Iran and sundry others will all come together to produce peace and democracy by June,...
  • The silly “Ted Cruz is an isolationist” argument

    12/17/2015 8:19:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/17/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    People expected to debate the isolationist tendencies of a Republican Senator running for the party’s presidential nomination. Who would have guessed that debate would center on Ted Cruz? During the debate on Tuesday night that focused mainly on foreign policy, Wolf Blitzer asked Cruz about the US efforts on regime change over the last twenty years, decisions criticized by Cruz. In his answer, Cruz characterized his approach by using a phrase historically associated with a much different philosophy than the one he espoused (transcript from CNN, emphasis mine): BLITZER: Senator Cruz, you have said the world would be safer...
  • Ted Cruz's vision turns ugly

    12/16/2015 9:10:56 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 88 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/16/15 | Jennifer Rubin
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) outdid himself last night in his courting of the Trumpkin base. In doing so, he sank further into the far-right brew of isolationism and xenophobia. At one point in the debate, Cruz proclaimed: “Wolf, I believe in an America-first foreign policy, that far too often President Obama and Hillary Clinton — and, unfortunately, more than a few Republicans — have gotten distracted from the central focus of keeping this country safe.” Cruz is an Ivy League-educated man and knows full well the history of the isolationist “America First” policy:
  • Many GOP Foreign-Policy Leaders Are Suspicious of Ted Cruz

    12/14/2015 6:58:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/14/2015 | by TIM ALBERTA & ELIANA JOHNSON
    An influential chorus within the Republican establishment is raising questions about whether Ted Cruz can be trusted on foreign policy. Among this crowd, Cruz's use of the term "neocon" was seen as the latest evidence of his willingness to elevate politics over principle on matters of national security. By the end of George W. Bush's second term in office, the term "neoconservative," once widely used to describe the hawkish foreign-policy views held by several of the president's most senior advisers, had become radioactive. As critics began using it to describe a cadre of like-minded Jews who had allegedly hijacked American...
  • Obama to Announce Halt of U.S. Troop Withdrawal in Afghanistan

    10/15/2015 6:22:19 AM PDT · by EBH · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/15/2015 | Michael Rosenberg
    The United States will halt its military withdrawal from Afghanistan and instead keep thousands of troops in the country through the end of President Obamas term in 2017, Mr. Obama will announce on Thursday, prolonging the American role in a war that has now stretched on for 14 years. The current American force in Afghanistan of 9,800 troops will remain in place through most of 2016 under the Obama administrations revised plans, before dropping to about 5,500 at the end of next year or in early 2017, senior administration officials said. Some of the troops will continue to train and...
  • The White House has a Problem With Ted Cruz’s Tweets About the Islamic State

    12/11/2015 8:06:17 PM PST · by Isara · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 11, 2015 | Fred Lucas
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest mocked Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz Friday for his tweets regarding the Obama administration's handling of the Islamic State, critiquing the Texas senator for lacking a specific national security policy. Earnest announced that President Barack Obama will be at the Pentagon Monday to meet with his national security team and then make remarks about the fight against the Islamic State. After reporter questions, Earnest insisted the administration would maintain it's current course in the fight. "Those who are most frequent in voicing those calls, do not themselves have alternative solutions on the table," Earnest...
  • As Trump rises, Clinton preaches love and kindness

    12/11/2015 6:27:45 AM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    AP ^ | December 11, 2015 | Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas
    Hillary Clinton had just finished detailing the dangers of terrorism, recalling tough calls in the White House situation room as secretary of state and lashing out at her Republican rivals for threatening the safety of Americans. But when an Iowa man broke into her riff with a question about how the country could confront a new wave of hate and fear, her response sounded less like that of a commander in chief than of a soothing self-help guru. "We've got to do everything we can to weed out hate and plant love and kindness," she told a crowd of several...
  • Ted Cruz's Surprisingly Sensible Foreign Policy

    12/03/2015 3:48:49 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 6 replies
    The Week ^ | 12/2/2015 | Paul Waldman
    Presidential primaries always require clarifying fine distinctions between the candidates on issues, since as members of the same party, they share a general ideology and a lot of specific ideas. Which of the Republican candidates hates abortion rights the most, or yearns with more desperate fervor to cut the capital gains tax? It's often hard, if not impossible, to tell. Yet on a few issues, there are meaningful, substantive differences. Now that foreign policy is dominating the campaign debate (at least for the moment), we can get a good look at some actual variation in what the candidates believe. Back...
  • Ted Cruz has Marco Rubio's Number

    12/02/2015 12:30:50 PM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 4 replies
    New Republic ^ | 12/2/15 | Brian Beutler
    After the conservative movement defeated immigration reform in Congress two years ago, transforming the issue from one of great promise for Marco Rubio to an enduring liability, the Florida senator realized he had a problem with the right. With his signature initiative destined to become one of the world’s largest stockpiles of scrap paper, Rubio returned to the movement orthodoxies that had propelled him to the U.S. Senate in the first place. In 2013, he joined a quixotic campaign, organized by his future presidential-primary rival Ted Cruz, to condition funding for the government on the elimination of the Affordable Care...
  • Too Late for Carson to Catch up on Homework

    11/25/2015 6:39:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    A little over a year ago, when Ben Carson was gearing up to run for president, I questioned in this space whether he was ready for what lay ahead. We now have our answer: No. Carson had a great number of things going for him: his amazing life story, charm, professional accomplishments, eloquence and courage. I had only one major concern: "While he speaks eloquently and passionately about the importance of doing homework in his own life and for children everywhere, it's not obvious he's taken those lessons to heart when it comes to politics." It's now obvious that he...
  • Carson loses his hold on Iowa’s conservatives

    11/21/2015 10:06:51 AM PST · by Isara · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/21/15 | Katie Glueck
    Worried about security, these voters are shifting toward Ted Cruz. SIOUX CITY, Iowa-Hours after terrorists attacked a hotel in Mali and a week after Islamic State fighters struck Paris, Ted Cruz took the floor here to deliver a harsh critique of President Obama's Middle East posture and pledge a hardline approach to Syrian Muslim refugees.It was exactly what this crowd of mostly conservative Christians wanted - and an ominous sign for Iowa's weakened frontrunner, Ben Carson.Across the state and at a major gathering of politically active evangelicals on Friday night, foreign policy was top-of-mind for the voters and state lawmakers...
  • Hillary: Muslims 'Have Nothing Whatsoever To Do With Terrorism'

    11/20/2015 7:53:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Behold, the woman who shall soon be crowned Queen of the endlessly self-righteous andself-congratulatory "Reality Based Community:" "Let's be clear: Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism." Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 19, 2015 This is pure claptrap. Everyone understands that the West is not at war with Islam broadly, and thatan overwhelming percentageof Muslims reject violent extremism. It's been beaten into our heads by politicians of all stripes since 9/11, and we're generally bright enough to draw the relevant distinction: "These Muslims over here are just peaceful, faithful...
  • TED CRUZ: This sentence perfectly sums up Obama's foreign policy

    11/17/2015 7:26:19 AM PST · by Isara · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 17, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas argued Monday that one line from President Barack Obama encapsulated both Obama's foreign policy and that of his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton.Cruz, a Republican presidential candidate, told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt that Obama's statement was a "stunning indictment" of the president's policies after last week's terrorist attacks in Paris.Obama made the remark at a news conference in Turkey earlier in the day:What I'm not interested in doing is posing or pursuing some notion of 'American leadership' or 'America winning,' or whatever other slogans they come up with that has no relationship to...
  • Paris a 'Sickening Setback' for Obama

    11/17/2015 6:42:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "Why can't we take out these bastards?" CNN's Jim Acosta bluntly asked President Obama at a Monday press conference at the Group of 20 summit in Turkey. "These bastards," of course, are the Islamic State -- at least for Acosta. As Obama called Friday's attacks in Paris that left at least 129 dead a "sickening setback," he saw no need to reset his Syrian policy. Obama has been in a state of denial about the Islamic State. In 2014, the president famously told The New Yorker that the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and in Arabic, Daesh, was a...
  • Former CIA Director Hayden Stuns Mika With Praise of Carson's Foreign Policy Approach

    11/13/2015 5:08:13 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "Wow . . . I'm absolutely surprised by that answer . . . Are you sure? . . . Are we talking about the same person?" That was Mika Brzezinski's stunned response after her attempt to recruit retired General and former CIA Director Michael Hayden into her campaign against Ben Carson blew up in her face on today's Morning Joe. Referring to Carson, Mika asked Hayden "are you concerned that there's a front runner whose foreign policy sensibilities seem to lack, to say the least?" But instead of playing along with Mika's leading question, Hayden, while acknowledging that Carson lacked...
  • Israeli assessment of Kerry (infantile)

    11/05/2015 12:23:52 AM PST · by Netz · 20 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | November 5, 2015 | Jerusalem Post
    'Kerry's mental age doesn't exceed that of a 12-year-old,' Netanyahu's new media czar wrote The appointment of Ran Baratz as Netanyahu's new media adviser has drawn scrutiny and criticism from the Israeli press. Ran Baratz, the man who has been appointed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as his top media adviser, once referred to US Secretary of State John Kerry as someone "whose mental age doesn't exceed 12." In a column that he wrote for an online media magazine last year, Baratz offered a scathing critique of Kerry's suggestion that the emergence of Islamic radicalism in the Middle East could...
  • Sowell: Hillary 2.0

    10/26/2015 10:26:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 27, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Many people may share Senator Bernie Sanders' complaint that he was tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton's e-mails. But the controversy is about issues far bigger than e-mails. One issue is the utter disaster created by the Obama administration's foreign policy in Libya, carried out by Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. An even bigger issue is whether high officials of government can ignore the law and refuse to produce evidence when it is subpoenaed. If they can, then the whole separation of powers the checks and balances in the Constitution gives way to arbitrary government by corrupt...
  • Ted Cruz: A fresh approach to American foreign policy and US-Israel relations

    10/23/2015 7:11:27 AM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Fri, 23 Oct 2015 | Caroline B. Glick
    US Senator and presidential contender issues scathing rebuke of Obama administration's handling of the Mideast conflict. US Senator Ted Cruz, the conservative Republican firebrand from Texas, is running for president. Up until a few weeks ago, his candidacy was met with indifference as the media and political operatives all dismissed the viability of his candidacy. But that is beginning to change. The voices arguing that Cruz, the favorite of Tea Party fiscal conservatives and Evangelical Christians may have what it takes to win the Republican nomination have multiplied. Since arriving in Washington four years ago, Cruz has arguably been Israels...
  • Donald Trumps Foreign Policy for Dummies

    10/22/2015 7:48:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/22/2015 | Roger L. Simon
    Let me get this straight. Two weeks ago Donald Trump said we shouldn’t have gone into Afghanistan, that it was a “terrible mistake” and now he says he was misunderstood? Uhuh.Sounds remarkably like the same dude who mixed up Hamas and Hezbollah and claimed he was hearing the word Kurds when Hugh Hewitt was asking him about the Quds force. Or the know-nothing who sloughed off his lack of knowledge of terror leader names because, he insisted, they’d be gone before he took office, when the likes of Hasan Nasrallah have been around for decades. Fool me once, as they...
  • Waiting Game (Obama Doctrine Epic Fail, but we all know that already)

    10/20/2015 7:10:33 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-20-2015 | Richard Fernandez
    The most interesting thing about Henry Kissingers analysis and rescue plan for American foreign policy, A Path Out of the Middle East Collapse, is the how little hope and optimism it excited. Few appear to regard the articles recommendations as feasible, and it has been received with the passivity air of a beaten boxer hoping only for a rematch. This fatalism is especially depressing in the light of Kissingers diagnosis that Obama has basically unwound every foreign policy achievement of the last 40 years. His considered belief that an outside chance of survival of the American position is still possible...
  • Carl Bernstein: Hillary Clinton Will Murder Benghazi Committee

    10/18/2015 2:58:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 18, 2015 | Jeffrey Meyer
    During an appearance on CNNs Reliable Sources Sunday, veteran journalist Carl Bernstein trashed the Benghazi committee ahead of Hillary Clintons testimony and insisted the Democrat will murder them because it has been a witch hunt. It has been partisan. It's great opportunity for her. Bernstein also praised Clintons debate performance as her greatest moment in this campaign which has been a disaster for her up until the debate but ultimately admitted I don't think that a reset button was successfully hit. We're still back to these basic questions about her truthfulness about the server, the foundation, about the FBI investigation.
  • Three Types of People

    10/07/2015 4:42:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2015 | Allen West
    This past Sunday night I decided to watch some war movies, first The Thin Red Line and after that it was American Sniper. One of my favorite lines in the movie American Sniper is the dinner scene when Daddy Kyle explains that there are three types of people sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. The statement surrounded a young Chris Kyle coming to the rescue of his younger brother, who was being beaten up by a schoolyard bully. When I think about the three types of people, it relates exactly to the current geopolitical situation we are facing. It is a...
  • Clarice Feldman: No Coherent Identityitis

    10/04/2015 11:37:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 4, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    Theres an illness sweeping the country and even the White House has succumbed to it: No coherent identityitis. In the way that the media highlights and frames mass shootings as a sort of ghoulish entertainment and ignores far more serious events, you might have missed the connection between the shootings in Oregon and Obamas conduct this week. Theres a great deal of commonality between those murders and the disaster in the Middle East that Obama touched off with his ridiculous Arab Spring and Iran deal, a disaster that certainly has resulted in many more deaths and holds out the terrible...
  • Obamas Hope-and-Change Foreign Policy

    09/29/2015 4:56:01 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/29/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    President Obama applies the same principles abroad that he does at home. At home President Obama is well known for his preference for perceived parity over liberty. Most of his domestic agenda Obamacare, executive-order amnesties, open borders, near-zero interest rates, quantitative easing, the piling up of $9 trillion in new debt, tax hikes, more regulations is apparently aimed at shifting power and capital away from the upper middle class to the lower classes. From Obamas first appearance on the national scene, his rhetoric has been directed against those whom he perceives as the inordinately privileged much more...
  • GOP candidate Carson: Muslim shouldn't be elected president

    09/20/2015 8:59:22 AM PDT · by yoe · 45 replies
    My Way News ^ | September 20, 2015 | HOPE YEN
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says Islam is antithetical to the Constitution, and he doesn't believe that a Muslim should be elected president. Carson, a devout Christian, says a president's faith should matter to voters if it runs counter to the values and principles of America. Responding to a question during an interview broadcast Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," he described the Islamic faith as inconsistent with the Constitution. "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation," Carson said. "I absolutely would not agree with that."[snip] Carson's comments came amid lingering fallout over...
  • Obama's ISIS Advisers -->A Thief, A Qatari, And The Man Who Created Islamist Iran & The Taliban

    09/09/2014 10:56:31 AM PDT · by opentalk · 9 replies
    The LID ^ | September 9, 2014
    Last night President Obama hosted a dinner of "foreign policy experts" to get advice about his ISIS plans. Among the guests were Sandy Berger, a man who got caught stealing federal documents; Strobe Talbott a man whose employer receives major funding from the terrorist-funding government of Qatar, and Zbigniew Brzezinski a man who was involved in creating both the Islamist state of Iran and the Taliban....Samuel R. Berger and Zbigniew Brzezinski, advised Democratic presidents during foreign crises: Mr. Berger, while Bill Clinton was weighing airstrikes in Bosnia and Kosovo; Mr. Brzezinski, while Jimmy Carter was dealing with the Iran hostage...
  • Trump Gets Dinged in Interview for Not Knowing Much About Whos Who in the Middle East

    09/03/2015 11:39:56 PM PDT · by z taxman · 71 replies
    Slate Magazine ^ | Sept. 3, 2015 | Elliot Hannon
    Donald Trump found himself briefly cornered during a call-in radio interview on Thursday. The presidential candidate was a guest on the The Hugh Hewitt Show when conservative host Hugh Hewitt began examining the real estate magnates foreign policy chops. Trump seemed to know something was coming, as Hewitt has a nose for generating news (most recently by asking Republican candidates if they would attend a gay wedding), but it was not a flattering exchange for Trump, who confessed to gaping holes in his foreign policy understanding. Trump managed to emerge only slightly bloodied from the interview and the damage was...
  • Inspector General Slams Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedys Embassy as Amateur Hour

    08/25/2015 2:53:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 25, 2015 | Claudia Rosett
    Having a celebrity socialite run the huge embassy was as foolish as it looked. [Caroline] Kennedy came to her ambassadors post with no foreign policy experience, no particular background in Japan or Asia generally, and apparently not much skill at running the $93.6 million-per-year operation that is the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. [Snip] [A]lmost two years into Kennedys ambassadorship, the U.S. Embassy in Japan is a mess.
  • The Arrogance of Powerlessness

    08/19/2015 8:27:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    To hear our president tell it, the nuclear deal with Iran that he's pushing so assiduously is a great bargain. It guarantees security for all concerned and, to use an all too familiar phrase, peace in our time: "The agreement now reached between the international community and the Islamic Republic of Iran builds on (a) tradition of strong, principled diplomacy. After two years of negotiations, we have achieved a detailed arrangement that permanently prohibits Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. It cuts off all of Iran's pathways to a bomb. It contains the most comprehensive inspection and verification regime ever...
  • An America with Donald Trump as President: A Summary of His Openly Stated Policies

    08/11/2015 8:45:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Investopedia ^ | 08/11/2015
    It's never easy to predict how any presidential term will play out; very few could have anticipated the 9/11 attacks or the Iraq War after George W. Bush won in 2000 or the lingering effects of the Great Recession after Barack Obama won in 2008. Yet the recent and meteoric rise of Donald Trump to the top of the GOP polls begs an interesting question: what if the billionaire real estate mogul actually wins the White House in 2016?As of July 2015, it is hard to nail down precisely what Trump's economic, social and foreign policies are. Trump is big...
  • Twitter Erupts over Jaw-Dropping Debate Abortion Question to Scott Walker

    08/07/2015 12:48:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | August 6, 2016
    Scott Walker was asked if his views on abortion are out of the mainstream and Twitter reacted: [SNIP] - 1:00 Video Stephen Hayes: Deft handling of the abortion question by @ScottWalker. Restates his view, turns to Planned Parenthood.
  • Why I Think Scott Walker Would Make a Great Foreign-Policy President

    08/03/2015 9:14:09 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 2 August 2015 | Kim Holmes
    Over the past couple of months, Ive had the opportunity to discuss foreign-policy issues with Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. Beforehand, I didnt know him personally and so didnt know what to expect. Well, here is what I found: Walker has the potential to be a great foreign-policy president. Heres why. The first thing I learned is that Scott Walker is eager to talk about foreign policy. He relishes discussing the ins and outs of an issue and shows a curiosity that frankly I wish many of our senators had. He engages precisely at the level a president should, asking tough...
  • American President BARACK OBAMA Dancing The Lipala Dance in KENYA -- ( VIDEO)

    07/26/2015 11:46:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 25,2015
    ... bringing dignity to his high office by acting presidential ... again!
  • Nets Ignore Controversy Swirling Around Secret Side Deals With Iran

    07/23/2015 9:16:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 23, 2015 | Kyle Drennen
    Despite the revelation on Wednesday that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) made secret side deals with Iran over nuclear weapons inspections and refused to disclose the details to the U.S. Congress, NBC, ABC, and CBS all ignored the story. By contrast, Fox News’s Special Report led with the breaking news that evening as anchor Bret Baier informed viewers: “As President Obama continues to both court and mock critics of his legacy-shaping nuclear agreement with Iran, there is word tonight of a separate covert deal between the Islamic Republic and the U.N.’s nuclear team. Two of them, in fact, that...
  • Dont Vote for Donald TrumpIf (Excellent questions)

    07/21/2015 4:59:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Let's put this all into perspective. I am a S.O.B.- son of a butcher. My butcher dad instilled me with common sense. His favorite saying was, "Don't watch what a man says, watch what he does." Never has that saying applied more than with Donald Trump's comments about John McCain this past weekend. Of course John McCain is a war hero. That is not up for debate. Trump was angry. He was responding to attacks by McCain. He let his anger get the best of him. Trump was offensive. Trump was wrong. He should have attacked McCain's politics, but clearly...
  • Obama Taunts GOP on Iran Deal by Comparing Himself to Reagan

    07/15/2015 11:17:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | July 14, 2015 | Margaret Hartmann
    President Obama has two routes for getting the Iran nuclear deal approved by Congress. The more difficult path involves attempting to woo Republicans, though they've already vowed to kill the deal. Or Obama could just shore up support among Democrats so when he vetoes the GOP's "resolution of disapproval" Congress won't have the votes to override him. Supposedly the White House has not settled on which path it will pursue, but Obama's decision to invoke the name of the GOP's favorite human in explaining his rationale for the deal suggests he isn't all that concerned about angering them further.