Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $75,501
85%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $12.5k to go!! Let's git 'er done!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: foreignpolicy

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • ABC, CBS Suggest Trump Backers are Violent and ‘Supportive of Dictatorship in This Country’

    02/19/2017 1:48:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 19, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    The liberal media took Senator John McCain’s warning of a dictator Donald Trump during Sunday’s Meet the Press on NBC and ran with it as the biggest story of the day, seeming to use it as a vindication of their smears since day one. “Is that over the top? Or is there a concern,” ABC’s Jon Karl inquired to Senator Rand Paul on This Week. While on CBS’s Face the Nation, moderator John Dickerson worried that Trump supporters would take it upon themselves and violently “act” against the “enemy” press. Karl’s statement was actually more pointed and seemed to suggest...
  • NBC’s Welker Passive Aggressively Attacks Brody, Pavlich for Not Asking Trump ‘Tough Questions’

    02/15/2017 4:53:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 15, 2017 | Curtis Houck
    Following President Trump’s Wednesday press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker passive aggressively savaged Christian Broadcast Network’s David Brody and Townhall editor Katie Pavlich for questions to Trump that Welker deemed not to be “tough questions” concerning Mike Flynn. Welker told NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt that it was “striking” to witness the President inform the media that he believe Flynn “was treated unfairly” thanks to “leaks in the media — leaks by the intelligence community to the media.” Welker Passive Aggressively Attacks Brody, Pavlich for Not Asking Trump ‘Tough Questions’ However,...
  • Is the Kremlin Afraid of Trump?

    02/14/2017 6:59:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 14, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, I mentioned at the beginning of the program a piece that I read at a publication called Foreign Policy. It’s a magazine. It’s owned by the Washington Post, and it’s an effort to compete with another magazine called Foreign Affairs. Foreign Affairs is a very august publication of the Council on Foreign Relations — which, of course, has a symbiotic relationship with the Trilateral Commission. Now, this is the Washington Post attempt to get in on the business of elite establishment types reading about foreign policy. Now, these people have nothing to do with foreign policy. Foreign policy...
  • Michael Flynn (lifelong Democrat/Obama appointee), "news" outlet Russia Today, and KGB Putin

    02/14/2017 10:32:43 AM PST · by ETL · 19 replies
    various sources (links provided) | Feb 14, 2017
    For the record, Michael Flynn is a lifelong DEMOCRAT and an Obama appointee (to a highly sensitive position). That alone is reason enough to be suspicious of him, especially when considering the hard Left shift of the party in recent years. Michael Flynn: "because of the fast pace of events, I inadvertently briefed the Vice President Elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian Ambassador. I have sincerely apologized to the President and the Vice President, and they have accepted my apology. _____________________________________________ Michael Flynn was invited to attend and speak at the 10th Anniversary...
  • CNN Panel Whines: Trump ‘Whiffed’ Statement on North Korea Launch, too Reserved

    02/12/2017 10:59:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 12, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    News broke late Saturday night that North Korea launched a missile in a show of force during the Japanese Prime Minister’s visit to the United States. During a quickly put together media event PM Shinzo Abe spoke first to condemn the launch and was backed up with a brief statement of support from President Donald Trump. But that wasn’t enough for CNN’s Inside Politics, whose Nia-Malika Henderson proclaimed, “He has talked tough, I think Trump, on Twitter about North Korea, but when it got to his time to be that tough person that we've come to know, he just kind...
  • Tillerson Played Key Role In Trump's "One China" Shift

    02/10/2017 10:15:07 PM PST · by zeestephen · 26 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 10 February 2017
    President Donald Trump's acceptance of Beijing's demand that he re-commit to a "one China" policy was heavily influenced by his new top diplomat, who argued behind the scenes that relations would remain on hold until Trump cleared up doubts about a longtime bedrock of U.S.-China ties, officials said.
  • Help wanted for the worst job in Washington?

    02/09/2017 10:45:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 9, 2017 | ED MORRISEY
    Or … maybe not, depending on whom one asks. Over the last twenty-four hours, multiple media outlets have reported that the White House has tried to find a communications director to take some of the strain off of press secretary Sean Spicer. Eliana Johnson reports at Politico that two people have turned down the job already, and the Trump administration finds itself frustrated by the gap in “one of the worst jobs in Washington”: Controlling the message coming out of Donald Trump’s White House may seem like an impossible task — and it’s one that many are hesitant to try...
  • RULES OF ENGAGEMENT: Obama v Trump - Abbott and Costello

    02/07/2017 6:31:37 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/07/17 | Andrew G. Benjamin
    BUD ABBOT, DEMOCRAT STRATEGIST, EXPLAINS FOREIGN POLICY TO LOU COSTELLO A conversation explaining Barack Obama’s superior war policy over Donald Trump’s that took place during the heat of the American election season and the waning days of the Obama Presidency Abbott: Hey Lou, don’t you agree that Obama’s and Hillary’s policy to not put boots on the ground is brilliant? Costello:I dunno. Why?
  • Trump wants to push back against Iran, but Iran is now more powerful than ever

    02/06/2017 9:05:16 AM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 5 at 5:07 PM | By Liz Sly and Loveday Morris
    BEIRUT — President Trump’s tough talk on Iran is winning him friends in the Arab world, but it also carries a significant risk of conflict with a U.S. rival that is now more powerful than at any point since the creation of the Islamic republic nearly 40 years ago. With its warning last week that Iran is “on notice,” the Trump administration signaled a sharp departure from the policies of President Barack Obama, whose focus on pursuing a nuclear deal with Iran eclipsed historic U.S. concerns about Iranian expansionism and heralded a rare period of detente between Washington and Tehran.
  • Scarborough: Stephen Miller ‘a very young person on power trip in White House’

    01/30/2017 6:14:46 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Over the weekend, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were given extraordinary access to President Trump and his foreign policy team. On today’s Morning Joe, they gave their takeaways from their interview of the president and a number of his senior advisors. Scarborough painted a picture of White House staffers in a battle with the senior foreign policy team. Scarborough singled out Stephen Miller, saying “you’ve got a very young person in the White House on a power trip thinking that you can just write executive orders and tell all of your cabinet agencies to go to hell.” View the video...
  • Friedman: After Trump’s Policies ‘There Will Be No Jobs,’ Everything Automated!

    01/29/2017 12:36:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 29, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In what seemed like the ramblings of a 19th century Luddite, New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner, Tom Friedman appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday where he issued a ridiculous warning about the US economy under President Donald Trump. “So what’s going to happen if prices go up? American companies will build those factories here,” he exclaimed, “And you know what they'll do? They'll completely robotize them. There will be no jobs!”Friedman’s tirade was triggered by the very active first week of the Trump administration where the president signed executive orders on everything from immigration to economics....
  • Trump’s Pox Americana-President has sounded an unprecedented retreat from its role as a world leader

    01/26/2017 5:36:31 PM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 47 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | JANUARY 26, 2017 | BY DAVID ROTHKOPF
    America’s foreign policy has changed more in the week since Donald Trump took office than it has at any time since the end of World War II. Given the changes that occurred in 1991 with the end of the Cold War and after the attacks on 9/11, that is saying something. But the changes ushered in by Trump — often without benefit of consultation with his cabinet departments, experts of any sort, or the legislative branch of government — cut to the core philosophies that have guided America in the modern era, as well as to the specifics of relations...
  • Does a Modern Foreign Policy Require the US to Always Have Enemies?

    01/14/2017 7:51:27 AM PST · by pinochet · 37 replies
    During the time of the founding fathers, America did not have a foreign policy that included having enemies. George Washington warned Americans against too much attachment to foreign nations and causes. Even when Jefferson waged war on North African Arab Muslim nations that kidnapped American sailors, he did not have a foreign enemies list. A foreign policy based on always having enemies is the product of the Cold War. Always having enemies is profitable for defense corporations.
  • Obama's Disastrous Legacy

    01/05/2017 5:17:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 5, 2017 | James Arlandson
    Obama is proud of himself. He and his devoted followers believe he has left America in better shape than when he found it. Wrong. To avoid the accusation of bias and (fake) "fake news," let's use the mainstream news media and government websites, in almost every case, to prove that Obama and his core followers are misjudging their own country and the world. Foreign Affairs 1. His Benghazi policy was deadly for four Americans.These deaths happened in September 2012, before his re-election, so the DNC had to adopt a false narrative about a video because terrorist groups were supposedly in...
  • China "Shocked" By Navarro Appointment, As Trump Team Proposes 10% Import Tariff

    12/22/2016 8:12:46 PM PST · by Rockitz · 221 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 22 December 2016 | Tyler Durden
    As the FT first reported yesetrday, in a dramatic development for Sino-US relations, Trump picked Peter Navarro, a Harvard-trained economist and one-time daytrader, to head the National Trade Council, an organization within the White House to oversee industrial policy and promote manufacturing. Navarro, a hardcore China hawk, is the author of books such as "Death by China" and "Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World" has for years warned that the US is engaged in an economic war with China and should adopt a more aggressive stance, a message that the president-elect sold to voters across the US...
  • Stop the Hand-Wringing About Aleppo

    12/21/2016 3:35:48 AM PST · by BobL · 47 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Dec. 19, 2019 | Emile Simpson
    Political leaders across the West piously lined up last week to identify the fall of Aleppo as a stain on our collective conscience. The West, they have said, should have done more to stop the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe in Syria. At a purely humanitarian level, this is obviously true. States can always do more to deliver humanitarian aid to people on the ground. But in a military sense, the notion that the West should have “done more” is fantastical and learns exactly the wrong lesson from this carnival of carnage. If there is a lesson for the West from the...
  • Donald Trump removes Russia from list of US defense priorities

    12/20/2016 8:03:58 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 154 replies
    SOTT ^ | 12/21/16 | Sergey Gladysh
    According to a leaked Pentagon memo, Russia is not on the list of Donald Trump's defense priorities. The priorities, as they have been outlined by the incoming Trump administration, include defeating ISIS, eliminating budget caps, developing a new cyber strategy, and finding greater efficiencies. The memo, obtained by Foreign Policy, does not include any mention of Russia, which has been identified by senior military officials in the Obama administration as the No. 1 threat to the United States.
  • Full Event: Donald Trump Foreign Policy Speech in Youngstown, Ohio (August 15, 2016)

    12/19/2016 4:32:22 PM PST · by Fhios · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/15/2016 | DJT
    Mentioned by a fox news analyst whose name I cannot remember or find. It was on Bret Baier tonight. He say's that this is Trumps roadmap to defeating ISIS. I went and rewatched and and was surprised what's been overlooked in this speech. Find the spot where Trump says we're going to be brutal. Is Trump going to break the Western Paradigm as noted by Charles De Gaulle in recollecting the Algerian war? That "The west is not brutal enough to beat the Arabs" and "The world would not tolerate it". I hope Trump is Militarily brutal and completely destroys...
  • Which Foreign Policy Sacred Cows will Donald Trump Slaughter Next?

    12/09/2016 5:29:31 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 22 replies
    CNN.com ^ | December 9, 2016 | Stephen Collinson
    Donald Trump shook up America. Now it's the world's turn. The President-elect's decision to flout 40 years of diplomatic convention and take a call from Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen last week suggested he may be just as disrespectful of protocol on the world stage as at home. The call produced days of speculation about how the President-elect's impulsive style will reverberate around the globe and whether it could threaten the architecture of international relations. There are many global traditions and arrangements that he could target, though each could carry a geopolitical or diplomatic price -- one reason even presidents who...
  • Nets Fret Trump Will ‘Roll Back’ Obama’s Cuba ‘Legacy’

    11/28/2016 2:54:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 28, 2016 | Kyle Drennen
    Amid the media mourning and eulogizing of Fidel Castro, on Monday, the network morning shows turned to worrying about the impact President-elect Donald Trump would have on American/Cuban relations, declaring the opening of diplomatic relations with the authoritarian regime to be the “centerpiece” of President Obama’s “legacy.” On NBC’s Today, correspondent Andrea Mitchell – who on Sunday fondly reminisced over her past meetings with Castro – proclaimed: “The White House sees Obama’s opening to Cuban as the centerpiece of his legacy. Direct commercial flights starting this week, postal service with the U.S., credit cards and banking, internet service. Cracks in...
  • Romney for Secretary of State? [Vanity]

    11/22/2016 1:58:27 PM PST · by Piranha · 70 replies
    Free Republic ^ | November 22, 2016 | Piranha
    The Wall Street Journal recently posted that Mitt Romney is emerging as the leading candidate to be Secretary of State in the Trump administration. Obviously we all know Romney is the poster child for GOPe, and that for whatever reason he threw his debates against Obama in 2012. Personally, I would like to see him lead a task force to eliminate vast numbers of Federal regulations, but it is not up to me. In this thread I am concerned with Foreign Policy and nothing else. Where can we expect Romney to differ from what we expect from President Trump on...
  • Flynn: outspoken general, intelligence pro, Trump supporter

    11/18/2016 5:45:10 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 11-18-16 | Robert Burns
    Headline and link only because of AP rules.
  • A Roadmap: National Security Under President Donald Trump

    11/09/2016 7:50:26 AM PST · by AdmSmith · 6 replies
    The Observer ^ | 11/09/16 | John R. Schindler
    Dear President-Elect Trump: Congratulations on a winning a hard-fought campaign. I haven’t always been your biggest fan (I wasn’t your opponent’s either) but you will soon enter the Oval Office facing more diverse security challenges, in more corners of the globe, than perhaps any of your predecessors. You’ll need help. The world you’re about to encounter as our commander-in-chief is more dangerous and discombobulated than any new president has encountered in many decades. Your bumbling predecessor hasn’t exactly done you many favors either. Let’s walk through some must-dos, with a healthy dose of geopolitical reality. See link for: Russia, Europe/NATO/,...
  • Emails From Clinton:A Plan To Annihilate Christians And Advance Islam

    11/05/2016 6:32:03 AM PDT · by detective · 39 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | November 2, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    Shortened title. Full title: Secret Emails From Hillary Clinton Reveal: There Is A Very Powerful Circle Of People Ruling Over Hillary Who Hate Christians And Who Are Now Executing A Plan To Annihilate Christians And Advance Islam Reading through Hillary and her ‘gang’ leaked emails, gives us a picture as to how America’s foreign policy was run, a policy that nearly wiped out Christians from the Middle East. Looking through Hillary’s email shows a gang bent on destroying the Middle East. It was as if a college Muslim Student Association (which Huma Abedin was member) took over the realm of power, not just...
  • Past Crisis: Foreign & Domestic. How did Presidents Respond?

    10/24/2016 10:48:01 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 1 replies
    American Minute (http://americanminute.com/) ^ | 10/25/2016 | William Federer
    Shocking reports reveal Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS and Boko Haram fighters in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa beheading, kidnapping, enslaving and displacing millions of Christians, Kurds and other minorities. Evidence is mounting that the treaty negotiated with Iran will not prevent their development of nuclear weapons, which they have threatened to use against Israel. Has the world faced similar crises in the past? If so, how did American Presidents respond?
  • Ex-CIA director: Trump knows what he's doing with Putin

    09/25/2016 7:01:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 25, 2916 | Jason Kurtz
    Donald Trump's strategic approach to confronting Russia under President Vladimir Putin is more complex and nuanced than the Republican nominee's campaign trail rhetoric often indicates, his new senior adviser, former CIA Director James Woolsey, said Tuesday. "I think what Mr. Trump does is much more important than what he says," Woolsey said. "You don't succeed at something like this based just on language. Language is a tool. I don't think it is an absolute."
  • The Wheedle and the Damage Done

    09/19/2016 7:27:58 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    Power Line ^ | 15 Sep 2016 | Scott Johnson
    No American president has ever done more damage to American national security or America’s standing in the world than Barack Obama. We’ve never had a president quite like him before. I think the damage is attributable to his rabid belief in the myths of the left-wing critique of the United States. We will be living with the damage he has done for a long time to come (if we are lucky, I guess). Let us count (a few) of the ways. We have the great kick-me moment of the 2009 Cairo speech and its false history (an Obama trademark). We...
  • Poland criticizes Germany’s 'self-serving' foreign policy

    08/26/2016 10:36:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 26 Aug 2016 11:59 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The Polish foreign minister has said that Germany all too often follows its own interests at the expense of its partners, as Chancellor Angela Merkel prepares to visit Warsaw. […] Merkel is set to arrive in Warsaw on Friday for talks with Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, as well as the heads of state of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. The quartet have had increasingly tense relations with Berlin since Germany took in hundreds of thousands of migrants last year and started pushing for an EU-wide quota system, whereby refugees would be redistributed across the union. But foremost on Waszczykowski’s...
  • Appropriate Foreign Policy

    08/24/2016 9:42:14 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 4 replies
    Retired Navy Pilot Bud ^ | August 23, 2016 | Anon
    Quote from a WWII veteran overhearing someone say that `You can't > bomb an ideology.": > > "The hell you can't. Because we did it. These Muslims are no > different than the [Imperial] Japanese. They had their suicide > bombers > too. And we stopped them. What it takes is the resolve and will to > use > a level of brutality and violence that your generations can't > stomach. > And until you can, this shit won't stop. It took us on the beaches > with bullets, clearing out caves with flame throwers, and men like > LeMay...
  • Newt: Trump ISIS Speech ‘Historic’ — ‘Most Important Foreign Policy Speech Since Ronald Reagan’

    08/15/2016 11:00:17 PM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Aug 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich offered a glowing review of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s speech in Youngstown, OH earlier in the day on how he would handle the threat of ISIS. According to Gingrich, it was the most important foreign policy speech dating back to President Ronald Reagan.
  • Does the Average American Know More About Foreign Policy Than Foreign Policy Experts?

    08/15/2016 8:01:03 AM PDT · by pinochet · 47 replies
    A number of foreign policy experts came out against Trump. Any American who has travelled to a foreign country knows something about foreign policy. Ordinary Americans are popular and well liked around the world. It does not matter whether they travel as tourists, exchange students, missionaries, residents of military bases, aid workers, etc. Ordinary Americans have a very good reputation in foreign countries. But American foreign policy is hated. This is because foreign-policy experts engage in foreign social engineering, trying to change foreign cultures and overthrow foreign governments. Americans hate domestic social engineering, when it is carried out in America....
  • Nabila Ramdani - BBC Dateline London - 31 July [Hillary vs Trump]

    08/02/2016 3:11:09 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 2 replies
    BBC/Youtube.com ^ | 31 July, 2016
    French journalist Nabila Ramdani contributes to a panel discussion on the murder of 86 yer-old priest Jacques Hamel in Normandy, France; the Clinton-Trump presidential contest in America; and the cheating controversy surrounding the forthcoming Rio Olympics.
  • Trump's Emasculation of Republican Foreign Policy (Barf and Hurl Alert!!!

    07/24/2016 7:17:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2016 | Steve Chapman
    If there has been any constant in the Republican worldview over decades, it's that American strength, resolve and credibility are essential in foreign affairs, and weakness and uncertainty lead straight to disaster. The GOP legions regard Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as failures because they have been insufficiently willing to challenge our adversaries and stand with our friends. "Our allies don't trust us, and our enemies don't fear us" is a claim made by one Republican after another. But the Cleveland convention was a study in dissonance between the bedrock convictions of just about every loyal Republican and the opinions...
  • Pelosi’s Most Dangerous Ploy

    10/15/2007 6:13:14 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 38 replies · 142+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/15/2007 | Jed Babbin
    Congressional Democrats anxious to force a withdrawal of American forces from Iraq are frustrated by their inability to muster a veto-proof majority for legislation that would establish a firm date for retreat. But what they cannot do directly they are now working hard to do indirectly. According to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Incirlik Air Base near Adana, Turkey is the transshipment point for about 70% of all air cargo (including 33% of the fuel) going to supply US forces in Iraq. Included are about 95% of the new “MRAP” -- mine-resistant, ambush-protected -- vehicles designed to save the lives of...
  • Why I talked about peace through strength with clarity

    07/17/2016 8:31:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Pressaa ^ | 07/17/16 | Herman Cain
    Look what's happening now without it When I ran for president, I summed up my thinking on foreign policy with the term “peace through strength with clarity.” To help demonstrate what this meant, we created a map that clearly labeled certain nations. Britain was a friend. Russia was a rival. Various nations in the Middle East represented threats. As you might expect, the political media mocked this as simple-minded, which I still believe is hilariously ironic coming from some of the most simple-minded people you will ever have the misfortune of meeting. But what’s happening now helps to demonstrate why...
  • Ernst to deliver GOP convention speech focusing on national security Monday

    07/12/2016 8:56:01 PM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 7/12/2016 | James Lynch
    Other GOP elected officials may be avoiding the Republican National Convention later this month, but Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst sees an opening night speech as an opportunity “to give Iowans a voice on the national stage.” “Right now, Iowans are pretty darned frustrated — just like when I ran for election,” said Ernst, whose 2014 campaign caught fire with a “Make ’em Squeal” promise to cut federal spending. National security is to be her focus when she addresses the Cleveland convention on Monday, July 18. “There’s a real pushback against the failed policies we have right now,” Ernst said Tuesday....
  • NBC’s Today Ignores CIA Director’s ‘Stark Warning’ About ISIS

    06/17/2016 1:34:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 17, 2016 | Kyle Drennen
    On Friday, NBC’s Today skipped any mention of CIA Director John Brennan detailing Obama administration failures in the fight against ISIS while testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee. The morning show ignored the major story despite Thursday’s NBC Nightly News devoting a nearly two-minute segment to the topic. On Nightly News, anchor Lester Holt declared: “Now to a stark warning here at home from the director of the CIA over the threat from ISIS. John Brennan told Congress today efforts to defeat ISIS on the battlefield have not put a dent in the group's ability to carry out terror attacks....
  • Trump's provocative Orlando response worries some in GOP

    06/14/2016 5:24:49 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/14/2016 | David M. Drucker
    Donald Trump is making abundantly clear in the wake of the Orlando terror attack that there will be no general election pivot by his campaign. The presumptive Republican nominee ignored political convention in the primary. He used sharp rhetoric, offered provocative solutions and occasionally peddled old conspiracy theories to bolster his positions and overwhelm competitors. Trump's response to the jihadist strike on a gay nightclub in central Florida that left 49 victims dead and scores wounded was no different. The New York businessman congratulated himself for predicting the carnage, suggested that President Obama might have somehow been involved and reaffirmed...
  • Media Ignore External Influences on 'Homegrown Extremist' Mateen

    06/13/2016 5:06:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 13, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    In his second speech on Sunday morning's terrorist massacre in Orlando, Florida, President Barack Obama said  on Monday that "the shooter was inspired by various extremist information that was disseminated over the Internet," that "we see no clear evidence that he was directed externally," and that "this is certainly an example of the kind of homegrown extremism that all of us have been so concerned about for a very long time." The press, led as usual by the Associated Press, is certainly cooperating with those characterizations. Presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has clearly made up her mind that...
  • Does Hillary Really Have the Foreign-Policy Advantage?

    06/11/2016 6:10:59 PM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 11, 2016 | Uri Friedman
    Already, Clinton has claimed international affairs as a key battleground against Trump, devoting her first major address of the general-election campaign to the topic. And she’s done so for understandable reasons. Foreign affairs is arguably the realm in which she can draw the sharpest contrast with Trump in terms of qualifications. In her national-security speech last week, Clinton noted that she visited 112 countries as secretary of state. Foreign affairs is also where the stakes of the election seem highest; in her speech, Clinton conjured images of a volatile Trump in the Situation Room, blustering through matters of war and...
  • People Who Live In Glass Houses?

    06/08/2016 8:52:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Brian Birdnow
    Last week, Hillary Clinton lambasted Donald Trump in a blistering and “much anticipated foreign policy speech,” according to the media, declaring that the presumptive GOP nominee is “temperamentally unfit” to lead the world’s most powerful nation. She also contrasted her own temperament, experience, and judgment favorably with that of the bombastic billionaire. The speech, given at San Diego’s Balboa Park, in advance of the California primary election, has been viewed as a primer on the way the presumptive Democratic nominee will attack Trump in the general election campaign. Regardless of this contention, Clinton offered no specific policy recommendations, nor did...
  • The Secret History: Obama Is a Nincompoop

    06/05/2016 1:26:24 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 5, 2016 | Andrew Klavan
    Whenever you put forward an idea that enrages both the left and the right, you can feel pretty certain you've come close to the truth. A while back - I can no longer locate the post - I advanced the notion that Barack Obama is a hapless schmuck. The theory was greeted with derision from both sides. Leftists, of course, were furious because it's clear to them that even their president's failures are a product of his genius. He's just too smart for the rest of us to comprehend what it is he's doing. Rightists were upset because I had...
  • Clinton's Speech Shows that Only Sanders is Fit for the Presidency (Rat spat alert)

    06/05/2016 6:38:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 5, 2016 | Jeffrey Sachs
    Hillary Clinton's recent foreign policy speech was an attack on Donald Trump but was also a reminder that Clinton is a deeply flawed and worrisome candidate. Her record as Secretary of State was one of the worst in modern US history; her policies have enmeshed America in new Middle East wars, rising terrorism, and even a new Cold War with Russia. Of the three leading candidates, only Bernie Sanders has the sound judgment to avoid further war and to cooperate with the rest of the world. Clinton is intoxicated with American power. [Snip] Clinton lacks all self-awareness of how poorly...
  • Hillary Rejects 'America First'

    06/03/2016 6:56:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    "Clinton to Paint Trump as a Risk to World Order." Thus did page one of Thursday's New York Times tee up Hillary Clinton's big San Diego speech on foreign policy. Inside the Times, the headline was edited to underline the point: "Clinton to Portray Trump as Risk to the World." The Times promoted the speech as "scorching," a "sweeping and fearsome portrayal of Mr. Trump, one that the Clinton campaign will deliver like a drumbeat to voters in the coming months." What is happening here? As Donald Trump is splitting off blue-collar Democrats on issues like America's broken borders and...
  • Clinton backs Israel, blasts Trump in San Diego

    06/02/2016 4:38:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/6/16 | Ben Ariel
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday gave a speech in San Diego in which she reiterated her support for Israel. “Israel’s security is non-negotiable. They are our closest ally in the region and we have a moral obligation to defend them,” she said. In the speech, the former Secretary of State also blasted her Republican rival Donald Trump and especially his foreign policy platform, which she described as "dangerously incoherent". "Donald Trump's ideas are not just different, they are dangerously incoherent," she said, according to Reuters. "They're not even really ideas, just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds...
  • Clinton launches foreign policy broadside against Trump (as the mean old Trumpster fights back)

    06/02/2016 3:18:04 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 2, 2016
    Hillary Clinton, in what was billed as a major foreign policy speech Thursday afternoon, used it instead to launch a broadside against Donald Trump - as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee provided a running commentary throughout, repeatedly firing back on Twitter during her address. [Snip] "Donald Trump's ideas are not just different, they're dangerously incoherent," Clinton said. "They’re not even ideas, just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds and outright lies." Trump was unimpressed by the address, tweeting as Clinton was speaking that she looked unpresidential and was bad at reading from a teleprompter. Bad performance by Crooked Hillary...
  • US, India Forge New Military Ties

    06/01/2016 1:26:11 AM PDT · by originalist_1776 · 2 replies
    Kevin Knodell writes at The Week that in response to the rising Chinese influence in the South China Sea and a troubled relationship with Chinese-allied Pakistan, the United States is building new ties with India. He notes that the US has surpassed Russia as India’s largest military supplier, that Indian special forces recently participated in joint exercises at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and that Secretary of Defense Ash Carter recently “discussed the possibility of sharing technology to help New Delhi build its first domestically produced aircraft carrier INS Vishal .”
  • Economics Has Failed America

    05/20/2016 7:18:57 AM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 46 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 19 May 2016 | Daniel Altman
    When it comes to the impact of global trade, the dismal science has done a dismal job explaining how to help workers hurt by globalization. As a recovering economist writing on behalf of my erstwhile field, I would like to apologize to every American who has lost a job or a livelihood because of globalization. Economics has failed you. It has failed you because of ideology, politics, and laziness. It has failed you because its teachings are woefully incomplete, and its greatest exponents have done almost nothing to complete them. There are “positive” questions in economics that have mathematical answers...
  • Donald Trump meets Republican foreign policy guru Henry Kissinger

    05/18/2016 9:30:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | May 19, 2016 | David Lawler
    Donald Trump met Henry Kissinger, the former secretary of state and long-time foreign policy guru on Wednesday. Mr Kissinger is the latest in a string of policy experts sought out by Mr Trump as he looks to reassure the Republican establishment that he is not, as Hillary Clinton has described him, a "loose cannon". Mr Trump's "America First" foreign policy aligns in part with Mr Kissinger's realist approach, with both men emphasising US self-interest in dealings with other countries.
  • Donald Trump is the right candidate on Israel and national security (Shmuley Boteach)

    05/14/2016 11:02:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | May 13, 2016 | Shmuley Boteach
    I am friendly with Donald Trump’s son-in-law and daughter, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. They are both extremely fine people. Jared is a leading advisor to his father-in-law on Israel and is rock-solid on all matters pertaining to the Jewish state. He stems from a famously philanthropically Jewish family who are devoted in every way to the interests of the Jewish community. I am in accordance with Mr. Trump on his strong position on issues of national security, fighting ISIS and terrorism, and tearing up the disastrous Iran nuclear deal which has already been breached by the Iranian government, making...