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  • 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...
  • The Way Forward on Syria

    04/20/2017 4:08:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2017 | Congressman Duncan Hunter
    The authorization by President Donald Trump to launch dozens of Tomahawk missiles at targets in Syria signaled to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the rest of the world that America’s tolerance for provocations and threats has finally waned. No longer should we expect meaningless red lines or disadvantageous diplomatic pursuits that have an emboldening effect on adversaries that have either viewed America as weak or sought to attack the nation’s interests. In just a few short months, President Trump has been decisive and unapologetic, whereas his predecessor was just the opposite. Already, President Trump has put Iran and North Korea...
  • A Very Deliberate and Structured Secretary Rex Tillerson Discusses Iran…

    04/19/2017 6:41:58 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 04/19/2017 | Sundance
    No event is happening in a vacuum. It is critical to emphasize this basic point when evaluating the foreign policy of President Trump and his administration. There is a very well planned multidimensional construct within the sequencing of individual events which shows a policy thread weaving throughout. The challenging aspect for most of the current U.S. electorate, and specifically those who follow politics closely, is the Trump administration’s position to not publicly espouse targeted and strategic policy objectives. This deliberate yet not publicly promoted approach is a paradigm shift for those who reference modern diplomatic politics through the prism of...
  • MSNBC Panel Unloads on ‘Madman’ Trump for Handling of North Korea

    04/18/2017 4:20:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 18, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    During Monday’s The 11th Hour on MSNBC, serial liar Brian Williams trotted of an expert panel of Trump critics and let them loose to smear the President’s actions against North Korea. “On the one hand, Brian, when you have a dangerous stand-off with a nuclear-armed adversary, of course, you would like to think that within our government we have stability, methodical planning, every step is very calculated,” declared Politico’s Michael Crowley, “And I'm not sure we can be certain that that’s happening in this administration right now.” Crowley began his comments by suggesting that Trump’s approach to foreign policy is...
  • War Cries Drown Out 'America First'

    04/18/2017 5:03:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    "Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem?" tweeted President Donald Trump on Easter Sunday. Earlier, after discovering "great chemistry" with Chinese President Xi Jinping over "the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake" at Mar-a-Lago, Trump had confided, "I explained ... that a trade deal with the U.S. will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!" "America First" thus takes a back seat to big-power diplomacy with Beijing. One wonders: How much will Xi end up bilking us for his squeezing of Kim Jong...
  • Two Weeks of Great Clarity

    04/18/2017 4:24:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    If you prize clarity, then these past weeks were some of the best in memory. 1. When America leads, the world is better. For the first time in eight years, the allies of America and the world's decent people celebrated America's return to leadership. Just about all of them understand that if the United States doesn't exercise its power, the worst regimes on Earth will. The left claims to care about the downtrodden of the world, but this concern is a moral fraud. The downtrodden the left most care about are American blacks, women and gays. And Palestinians. But...
  • Graphic Fail: USA Today Thought MOAB Was Almost As Destructive as Hiroshima A-Bomb

    04/15/2017 11:33:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 15, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    On Thursday, the U.S. military dropped a MOAB (Mother Of All Bombs) on an ISIS tunnel complex in Nangahar Province in Afghanistan. Shortly after that, USA Today posted a breathtakingly ignorant graphic purporting to show that the MOAB contained over 70 percent of the destructive force of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. This epic fail occurred even though the following comparison was known early on: The MOAB has the force of 11 tons of TNT. For comparison, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945 had the force of 15 thousand tons of TNT. The destructive force of the...