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  • Tillerson: A calm and cautious voice for a volatile foreign policy messenger

    08/13/2017 3:42:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 13, 2017 | Guy Taylor
    President Trump is in front of the rhetorical brinkmanship with North Korea, but it’s Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson who has the tough behind-the-scenes role of managing fallout from the administration’s first genuine international crisis, sparked by reports that Pyongyang may now have a nuclear bomb small enough to fit on a missile that could hit the U.S. mainland. The standoff is a defining moment for America’s top diplomat six months into his tenure at Foggy Bottom. Meanwhile, many key leadership posts — including ambassador to South Korea — remain unfilled, fears of budget cuts and reorganizations are high,...
  • Fake News Connoisseur Dan Rather Argues Trump, Sessions ‘Can’t Handle the Truth’

    08/08/2017 3:35:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 8, 2017 | Curtis Houck
    Shifting to Tuesday, the man shown reverence by the likes of Don Lemon and Brian Stelter stated with glee: The Russia investigation has the potential to be the biggest scandal in American political history. But even if it ends up bringing down a presidency in spectacular fashion (and I think we are still a long, long, way from that happening), historians may look back at it as a blip compared to to a scandal that has the ability to damage our planet irrevocably - a process that is already well underway. Rather also brought up global warming following The New...
  • Shall We Fight Them All?

    08/01/2017 6:05:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    Saturday, Kim Jong Un tested an ICBM of sufficient range to hit the U.S. mainland. He is now working on its accuracy, and a nuclear warhead small enough to fit atop that missile that can survive re-entry. Unless we believe Kim is a suicidal madman, his goal seems clear. He wants what every nuclear power wants -- the ability to strike his enemy's homeland with horrific impact, in order to deter that enemy. Kim wants his regime recognized and respected, and the U.S., which carpet-bombed the North from 1950-1953, out of Korea. Where does this leave us? Says Cliff Kupchan...
  • Liberal Media Outlets Publish Anti-Israel Headlines Equating Attackers With Victims

    07/23/2017 1:49:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | July 23, 2017 | Jackson Richman
    Mainstream media bias isn't just against President Trump, but also Israel. On Friday, CNN, NBC, ABC, and CBS published headlines equating three terrorists behind clashes in the West Bank during the day with three Israelis who were stabbed to death the following night in the area: CNN.com.com: "3 Israelis killed in stabbing; 3 Palestinians killed in clashes." NBCNews.com: "Al Aqsa Mosque Clashes: 6 Killed as Jerusalem Shrine Tensions Worsen." CBSNews.com: "3 Palestinians, 3 Israelis killed in violence over Jerusalem shrine" ABCNews.com: "3 Palestinians, 3 Israelis killed in violence over holy site" Additionally, the Associated Press published an article with the headline "6 killed as tensions...
  • MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Compares Trump to Idi Amin, Kim Jong-Un; ‘He Loves the Parades!’

    07/20/2017 9:08:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 20, 2017 | Curtis Houck
    President Donald Trump was compared to another murderous world dictator on Thursday night as MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews suggested Trump is just like former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un since Trump and Kim “love the parades” where they can serve as the star alongside military demonstrations. The comparison arose while Matthews and his Hardball Roundtable discussed Trump’s latest blockbuster New York Times interview where the President raved about the crowds he claimed were there to see him at the Eiffel Tower and the immaculate Bastille Day parade he witnessed. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Compares Trump to...
  • Fake News: Journalists Invent ‘Super Awkward’ Handshake Snub of Trump

    07/06/2017 3:49:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | July 6, 2017 | Scott Whitlock
    In the latest example of fake news, journalists on Thursday hyperventilated about a dramatic snub of Donald Trump by Poland’s first lady. Agata Kornhauser-Duda, it seemed, refused to shake the hand of the President. Except, that’s not what happened. Mere seconds after shaking Melania Trump’s hand, Kornhauser-Duda and the President shared a warm embrace.  You wouldn’t know that from the coverage. Newsweek opted for this all-caps, blaring headline: “WATCH DONALD TRUMP HANDSHAKE REJECTED BY POLISH FIRST LADY IN HILARIOUSLY AWKWARD EXCHANGE.” Like it was grainy Bigfoot footage, the website even slowed down a shortened version of the footage to showcase...
  • A Murder In North Korea

    06/22/2017 6:48:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    When the news of the murder of American Otto Warmbier by North Korean goons broke Monday it was a trending topic on Twitter for a while. Soon, it was replaced by such pressing national issues as The Bachelorette, the Teen Choice Awards nominees and Better Call Saul’s season finale. I do love Better Call Saul, but the fate of characters on a show – even a good one – hardly compares to the torture and murder of an American by a foreign government. Yet, this is the world in 2017 – a world where celebrity trumps reality, no matter the...
  • FLASHBACK: Comedy Central, HuffPo Mocked Capture of Otto Warmbier

    06/19/2017 7:03:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | June 19, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Tragic news broke Monday evening when the family of Otto Warmbier, the American college student taken by North Korea and returned in a coma, put out a statement that their son passed had away earlier that afternoon. “Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today,” the statement said. When Otto was first detained by the Communist regime, multiple outlets mocked his arrest and impending doom.Tragic news broke Monday evening when the family of Otto Warmbier, the American college student...
  • Aid Coordinator in Yemen Had Secret Job Overseeing U.S. Military Shipments

    06/06/2017 3:15:18 AM PDT · by blueplum · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06 June 2017 | By ADAM GOLDMAN and ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON — An American kidnapped two years ago in Yemen while helping coordinate aid for Unicef and the Red Cross also had a second, secret role: He was shipping materials for elite military commandos under a clandestine contract his employer had with the Pentagon. The arrangement with Special Operations forces has never been made public. {snip} Mr. Darden’s work offers a rare look into the shadowy world of military contractors that operate in lawless war zones like Yemen, Somalia and Libya. But arrangements like the one Transoceanic had with Special Operations forces can cast suspicion over aid workers, potentially putting...
  • In Defense of Trumpian Diplomacy

    06/02/2017 7:46:49 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 10 replies
    Safehaven ^ | June 2, 2017 | John Browne
    In truth, the President actually did accomplish a series of victories overseas, or at least laid important groundwork that should help advance American interests in ways that prior Administrations have failed to do. It's a shame that these developments have been ignored among the din of partisanship. -------- As an accomplished business negotiator, Trump knows that it is unwise to fold one's cards while the hand is still in play. His real goal here is not to abandon Western Europe to the perils of Russian expansion but to compel wealthy European countries to finally pay for a commensurate portion of...
  • A Gross Miscalculation

    05/31/2017 6:32:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2017 | Allen West
    This past Sunday morning on MSNBC, host Joy Reid interviewed Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Ms. Reid brought up the subject of an electoral base being upset with the reticence of the Democrat party to impeach President Donald Trump. In adding delusional fuel to that fire, Rep. Waters, whose corrupt acts are widely known, responded saying that “the American people are weary that President Trump has not been impeached”. This is very perplexing, I have to ask what American people are growing weary? To think that President Trump has been in office less than 200 days, and the progressive socialist left,...
  • We Owe it to the Poor to Exit the Paris Climate Treaty

    05/30/2017 11:26:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2017 | Roy Spencer
    The scientific godfather of modern global warming alarmism, James Hansen, has called the Paris Climate Agreement “a fraud really, a fake …. It’s just worthless words.” What Dr. Hansen is referring to is that the agreement is so weak, that it amounts to all pain for no climate gain. So why shouldn’t the U.S. remain in the Agreement, and help make it stronger? Because the more effective it is, the more painful it will be. Right now, the Agreement is just feel-good rhetoric, giving the illusion that we are “doing something” about climate change. But even if you believe climate...
  • Saudi Arabia's duplicity

    05/25/2017 9:16:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    Trusting Saudi Arabia to combat terrorists and extremists and "drive them out," as President Trump called on the kingdom and other Arab and Muslim nations to do in his Riyadh speech, is akin to forging an alliance with the Ku Klux Klan to combat racism and anti-Semitism. Saudi Arabia has for years promoted the very evil they now "commit" to fighting through a newly established Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology. Never forget that 15 of the 9-11 hijackers were citizens of Saudi Arabia. President Trump's speech was written by Westerners, delivered by a westerner and based on a...
  • Tucker Carlson Rips Ex-MSNBCer Krystal Ball's Absurd Impeachment Arguments

    05/19/2017 11:17:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 18, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    On the left, there is obsessive talk of impeaching Donald Trump. Despite the fact that the press reports which supposedly form the foundation of such talk are almost always based on anonymous sources, and despite the fact that the Trump administration has successfully refuted most if not all of them, the obsession continues. On his Wednesday night show, after successfully swatting away pathetic pro-impeachment arguments made by guest Krystal Ball and her citations of weak-kneed Republicans who can't seem to resist bending with the Beltway wind, Tucker Carlson got fed up. The segment (posted in full here) opened with a...
  • Ankara Welcomes U.S. Decision to Join AoC [ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS]

    05/20/2010 3:14:19 PM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies · 511+ views
    TODAY'S ZAMAN.com ^ | May 17, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The Obama administration announced last Thursday that it has decided to join the UN Alliance of Civilizations aimed at fostering greater cross-cultural understanding but shunned by the previous Bush administration due to fears it would adopt anti-Israeli and anti-Western stances. The Alliance of Civilizations, a joint Spanish-Turkish initiative under the auspices of the United Nations, was created in 2005. “The Group of Friends brings together those countries and international organizations supportive of the Alliance of Civilizations’ goals and objectives." SNIPPET: "The decision to join grows out of Obama’s desire to broaden US participation in international groups and improve its...
  • Policy Toward North Korea Cannot Be 'Business as Usual'

    05/03/2017 1:33:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2017 | Chairman Ted Yoho
    President Trump’s comment that the United States “could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea,” is backed by the reality of the threat from Pyongyang. Each missile tested and nuclear device detonated brings the Kim regime one step closer to having a nuclear tipped ICBM capable of striking the U.S. homeland. Fortunately, the administration’s “all options on the table” approach provides a wide array of tools that it could use to pressure the Kim regime, leaving military action and the risk of a “major conflict” as a last resort. However, as this administration continues to develop a...
  • More Visible Dots The Media Ignore In Trump’s Strategy Against North Korea…

    04/26/2017 4:19:16 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 34 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 26, 2017 | Sundance
    Hours before the Trump administration briefed 100 senators today on the issues surrounding North Korea, a more consequential announcement was made. The jaw dropping announcement (hidden by U.S. media) appears to show just how long President Trump has been putting the North Korea strategy together. However, before discussing that aspect, we review the Senate Briefing at the White House: Today Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presided over a meeting meeting to brief Senators. The details of that meeting have...
  • T-Rex Heads To U.N. Friday to Discuss North Korea – The Building Approach the Media Ignores…

    04/24/2017 8:03:20 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 23 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 04/24/2017 | Sundance
    ♦Last week Vice President Mike Pence visited Japan, China, South Korea, Indonesia and Australia. One of the primary topics was North Korea. ♦Yesterday (April 23rd), President Trump followed up on Pence’s visit with personal phone calls to China’s President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe; again, the topic was North Korea: “The two leaders reaffirmed the urgency of the threat posed by North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs, and committed to strengthen coordination in achieving the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” (link) ♦Today (April 24th), U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley brings the U.N. Security Council to the White House...
  • NBC Ignores American Arrested in North Korea, But Slams Palin Photo

    04/23/2017 2:23:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 23, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Troubling news broke out of North Korea early Sunday morning after an American citizen was arrest by North Korean officials on Saturday. “It has been confirmed that another American has been arrested in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang, which about 120 miles north from here from Seoul,” reported ABC’s Bob Woodruff during Good Morning America. It’s shocking news that hits just as tensions between the U.S. and communist regime are near a boiling point. Despite those facts, NBC’s Willie Geist failed to mention the development during his show, Sunday Today. “His name so far is not known,” noted Woodruff. “But the...
  • South Koreans to Trump: No, Korea didn’t “used to be a part of China”

    04/21/2017 10:07:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 122 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/21/2017 | AllahPundit
    In fairness to Trump, he heard that directly from China’s president (or so he says). What was he supposed to do, be skeptical of Chinese nationalist propaganda?If you can’t trust Xi Jinping to shoot straight with you about a western-allied country within China’s sphere of influence, who can you trust? In an interview with the Wall Street Journal last week, Trump said Xi told him during a recent summit that “Korea actually used to be a part of China.” The comments sparked outrage in Seoul and became an issue in South Korea’s presidential race, prompting the foreign ministry to...