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  • Bombshell: Newly Released Emails Reveal Obama Admin’s Reaction to Benghazi

    04/29/2014 9:08:15 PM PDT · by robowombat · 26 replies
    Tea Party Network ^ | April 29, 2014 | Greg Campbell
    BOMBSHELL! Newly Released Emails Reveal Obama Admin’s Reaction to Benghazi April 29, 2014 By Greg Campbell Emails obtained by Judicial Watch have revealed that the top priority after the Benghazi terrorist attack was not national security nor was it ensuring a proper investigation into who orchestrated an attack on our consulate that left four Americans dead. No, the priority of top advisors in the earliest days after the Benghazi attack was ensuring that President Obama “looked good” prior the 2012 election. As part of a Freedom of Information Lawsuit, the Obama Administration released nearly 100 pages of documents to Judicial...
  • Lefty Greenwald Rips CNN for Lack of Transparency with Fake News Story

    12/10/2017 9:58:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 10, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In an extensive piece published by The Intercept on Saturday, co-founder of the news site Glenn Greenwald excoriated CNN (as well as a host of other news outlets) for recklessly advancing agenda driven stories involving the Russia investigation, with no transparency when the stories blow up in their face and go viral with fake news. Greenwald began by noting how “Friday was one of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time.”“The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with countless pundits, commentators and operatives joining the party throughout...
  • Red Lines & Lost Credibility

    11/06/2017 10:31:50 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 07, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    A major goal of this Asia trip, said National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster, is to rally allies to achieve the "complete, verifiable and permanent denuclearization of the Korean peninsula." Yet Kim Jong Un has said he will never give up his nuclear weapons. He believes the survival of his dynastic regime depends upon them. Hence we are headed for confrontation. Either the U.S. or North Korea backs down, as Nikita Khrushchev did in the Cuban missile crisis, or there will be war. In this new century, U.S. leaders continue to draw red lines that threaten acts of war that...
  • North Korea's Criminal Sovereignty

    11/01/2017 8:49:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2017 | Austin Bay
    The economic and political sanctions regimen the Trump Administration has placed on North Korea and its corporate enablers may help undermine one of the dictatorship's most important industries: its global organized crime operation. Military and diplomatic analysts agree that criminal organizations influence several ongoing wars. But crime syndicate participation is rarely a decisive factor. However, trans-national narcotics trafficking organizations like Mexico's notorious drug cartels have the financial resources to bribe key government and law enforcement officials. They can also hire gunmen with military-level combat skills and arm these gunmen with better weapons than the federal police. The drug lords then...
  • Corker to use power in Senate, alliance with Flake to question Trump on foreign policy

    10/29/2017 6:15:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2017 | Guy Taylor
    President Trump has dubbed him “Liddle Bob Corker” on Twitter, but the Tennessee Republican still wields big-time influence over American foreign policy. While the recent criticism of Mr. Trump from Mr. Corker and from Sen. Jeff Flake — both longtime moderate Republicans and both on their way out at the end of next year — might seem like garden-variety theatrics from two lame-duck lawmakers, Capitol Hill sources say the implications are deep. Mr. Corker heads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, of which Mr. Flake is a member, and has suggested he intends to use the panel as a forum in...
  • Niger and the West African War on Terror

    10/25/2017 9:49:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2017 | Austin Bay
    In his October 23 Pentagon press conference describing the U.S. military presence in Niger, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford demonstrated it is possible to address serious national security issues and finesse the current spate of domestic political hysterics. "This area (in west Africa) is inherently dangerous," General Dunford said. "We're there because ISIS and al-Qaida are operating in that area." Here's the predicate to Dunford's statement: on October 4, four U.S. Army Green Berets died in combat in Niger. They were part of a 12-man U.S. detachment accompanying 30 Nigerien soldiers on a patrol returning...
  • MSNBC Conspiracy Theory: Travel Ban Caused Deaths of U.S. Troops in Niger

    10/20/2017 3:24:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | October 20, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    On her primetime show Thursday night, MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow peddled an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory that somehow the Trump administration’s travel ban led to the deaths of four U.S. special forces soldiers in Niger. The accusation was then repeated on Friday by fellow MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell despite a complete lack of evidence. “September 24th of this year, which was three and a half weeks ago, the Trump administration announced it’s new Muslim ban....they added in North Korea, they added in Venezuela, and they added in Chad,” Maddow declared early in the 9 p.m. ET hour Thursday night. Connecting the...
  • 'Shame on You!' Greek Pensioners Take to Streets to Protest EU-Forced Budget Cuts

    10/04/2017 12:49:24 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-03-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    If you thought that the Greek crisis was over and done with, think again. "Hundreds of Greek pensioners have taken to the streets of Athens shouting 'shame on you' as they protested the deep cutbacks to pension payments ordered by the crisis-hit country’s creditors," the UK Express reports. "Dozens of pension cuts have been put in place since the Greek financial crisis of 2010. More will be implemented in 2019, as the latest reforms are passed." German and Dutch taxpayers have been fed up with Greece for years. That's not so strange considering the fact that they have kept the...
  • Corker: WH foreign policy talks 'bizarre'

    05/23/2014 1:12:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Top White House officials have reportedly been holding private meetings with lawmakers this week to boost support for the president’s foreign policy strategy, although the outreach effort appears to have left some lawmakers confused and upset. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) described a meeting with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and National Security Adviser Susan Rice earlier this week as “one of the most bizarre I've attended on Foreign Relations on foreign policy in our country.” “I know several of us were involved in a very bizarre discussion last night. This continues a very bizarre discussion,” Corker added, according...
  • The Jacksonian Foreign Policy Has Arrived – MAGA in Full

    09/20/2017 6:15:41 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    President Trump’s address to the United Nations has left pretty much everyone questioning where he is heading, bit for those who support the ideals of Make America Great Again, it was almost exactly the right tone and content. Big players like Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka, have long been pushing for a Jacksonian Foreign Policy program, whereby the U.S will help other nations, but not fight their wars for them, and it seems that this is exactly the message Donald Trump was trying to deliver. He started the historic speech by pointing out that there are members of the United...
  • 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...