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  • Should U.S.-Saudi Alliance Be Saved?

    10/16/2018 8:25:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    Over the weekend Donald Trump warned of "severe punishment" if an investigation concludes that a Saudi hit team murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Riyadh then counter-threatened, reminding us that, as the world's largest oil exporter, Saudi Arabia "plays an impactful and active role in the global economy." Message: Sanction us, and we may just sanction you. Some of us yet recall how President Nixon's rescue of Israel in the 1973 Yom Kippur War triggered a Saudi oil embargo that led to months of long gas lines in the United States, and contributed to...
  • What Happens When Cuba Is Called On Its abysmal Human Rights Record

    10/16/2018 3:13:23 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/16/18 | Joseph A. Klein
    Cuban Delegation Disrupts meeting on Cuba's abysmal human rights record More than a dozen representatives from the Cuba Mission called by the US UN Mission to discuss Cuba’s abysmal human rights record tried to disrupt the meeting by constantly shouting and pounding on the table in front of them, rather than try to rebut with reasoned arguments and evidence of their own, which they were invited to do, mimicking U.S. Left tactics during the Kavanaugh hearings.
  • Rubio: Worth blowing up US-Saudi relationship

    10/16/2018 4:18:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 118 replies
    CNN ^ | October 16, 2018
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said the United States will lose its credibility on human rights if it does not take action against Saudi Arabia after the apparent death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
  • Saudi Arabia vows to retaliate if Trump follows through on 'severe punishment' threat over Khashoggi

    10/14/2018 10:28:22 AM PDT · by tkocur · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 Oct 2018 | Gregg Re
    The government of Saudi Arabia on Sunday vowed to retaliate with "greater action" if the Trump administration punishes the country for the apparently preplanned murder of a dissident earlier this month inside its Turkish Embassy. Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote columns in the Washington Post critical of the Saudi government, entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul October 2 and disappeared. Trump has said the U.S. would be “very upset and angry” if the Saudi government was behind it and, in an interview with "60 Minutes," he clarified that there would be "severe punishment." "The Kingdom affirms its total rejection of any...
  • Marco Rubio: Mnuchin should not visit Saudi Arabia amid search for missing journalist

    10/15/2018 6:31:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | October 14, 2018 | Devan Cole and Laura Smith-Spark
    Sen. Marco Rubio said Sunday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin should not attend an upcoming investment conference in Saudi Arabia amid an ongoing investigation into the country's possible involvement in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who went missing earlier this month in Turkey. "I don't think he should go," Rubio told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union," adding that he doesn't think any US officials should continue with their usual business in Saudi Arabia until Washington gets to the bottom of Khashoggi's disappearance. "I don't think any of our government officials should be going and pretending...
  • Rubio: Trump must respond with ‘more than words’ over Jamal Khashoggi

    10/14/2018 8:25:45 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 102 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 14, 2018 | Mark Moore
    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said President Trump must respond with more than “just words” if Saudi Arabia is found to be behind the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi or it would undermine the United States’ reputation as a champion of human rights. “I’m glad the president didn’t tie his hands in terms of exactly what we are going to do. But it needs to be very strong and meaningful, it can’t be symbolic, it can’t just be words,” the Florida lawmaker said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Trump has threatened “severe consequences” against Saudi Arabia but hasn’t gone...
  • Nikki Haley: New York Times ‘knew the facts’ about curtains and still released story

    09/20/2018 8:37:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/18 | Megan Keller
    Nikki Haley, President Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, said Thursday that The New York Times knew she had not been involved in the purchase of expensive curtains for her New York residence when it printed a story implying she did. "They knew the facts and they released the story anyway," Haley told Fox News' "The Story." "I hadn't even taken the job when these curtains were picked out," she said. "We told the reporters that these were the facts." The Times issued an editor's note at the top of its piece, which was originally titled "Nikki Haley's View of...
  • Mark Levin: Bizarre, Marco.

    09/12/2018 8:06:27 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 90 replies
    Mark Levin Twitter ^ | 9/12/18 | Mark Levin
    Mark R. Levin ‏ Verified account @marklevinshow 9h9 hours ago Bizarre, Marco.
  • Lindsey Graham on Booker's 'Gotcha' Document: You Should Have 'Read the Damn Thing'

    09/07/2018 10:11:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Democratic senators put on quite a show Thursday at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing. Desperate for a "gotcha" moment that would disqualify the Trump nominee, the senators asked pointed questions and gave lectures about transparency. But, they embarrassed themselves in the process. Sen. Cory Booker (NJ) got the loudest laugh.Booker's theatrics came at the very beginning of the hearing. He interrupted Chairman Chuck Grassley's opening remarks to announce that he had broken Senate rules and released "committee confidential" documents about Kavanaugh's opinions on racial profiling. He even referred to himself as "Spartacus," as if he was some kind of...
  • Rubio clashes in hall with InfoWars' Alex Jones, warns him: 'I'll take care of you myself'

    09/05/2018 11:23:39 AM PDT · by maggief · 58 replies
    FoxNews ^ | September 5, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio pointedly warned InfoWars host Alex Jones “I'll take care of you myself,” during a stunning clash Wednesday ahead of a Capitol Hill hearing on social media. The warning came after the right-wing conspiracy theorist interrupted an interview, heckling the Florida senator and patting him on the back. Rubio had been talking to reporters in the hall about his concerns that China and other governments could demand social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter crack down on dissidents ahead of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. (snip) “The Democrats are doing what you say China does,” Jones yelled...
  • Buzz Aldrin blasts Neil Armstrong biopic First Man (movie) no American flag

    09/03/2018 4:48:07 AM PDT · by vannrox · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09:19 BST, 3 September 2018 | Charlie Moore
    Buzz Aldrin appeared to criticize Neil Armstrong biopic First Man for leaving out the planting of the American flag on the Moon. The 88-year-old, who was the second man to set foot on the Moon, on Sunday tweeted a picture of the flag planted after their landing in 1969. He captioned the photo: 'Proud to be an American.' Aldrin also re-tweeted a photo of him saluting next to the same picture. It is an apparent dig at Oscar-winning director Damian Chazelle's decision not to include the planting of the flag on the Moon at the end of his critically acclaimed...
  • Parkland student rips Rubio for complaint about Neil Armstrong movie

    09/01/2018 7:11:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/01/18 | Avery Anapol
    A survivor of the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, ripped Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Saturday after he complained about an upcoming Neil Armstrong biopic for failing to include the astronaut planting an American flag on the moon. Sarah Chadwick, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, tweeted at the senator in response to his comment slamming the film’s omission as “total lunacy.” “Where was this energy from you when 17 people [were] killed at my school?” she tweeted, alongside the senator's comment. The tweet quickly went viral, garnering more than 3,500 retweets and 19,000 “likes” in...
  • Rubio: China close to ‘destroying’ U.S. alliances in the Pacific

    08/30/2018 3:58:35 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 32 replies
    GreatPowerWar.com ^ | 8/30/18 | USA Features
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio says that China is currently in the process of “destroying our alliances” throughout the Pacific Rim using various strategies including cost. “They are on the verge of achieving their goal of destroying our alliances in the Indo-Pacific by making keeping our defense commitments too costly to keep,” the Florida Republican tweeted on Wednesday...
  • Netflix Star Apologizes for Liking Conservatives Shapiro, Rubio, Trump

    08/29/2018 6:43:13 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 24, 2018 | Randy Hall
    Liberal Democrats who consider themselves the champions of tolerance constantly show that their actions are quite different from their talking points. Take the case of Israel Broussard, an actor in Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movie. After being “outed” for “problematic” tweets and likes -- including liking tweets from Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro, President Donald Trump and Florida Senator Marco Rubio – the conservative celebrity has officially apologized for his "inappropriate and insensitive words and likes on social media." In an article written by James R. Barrett for the Daily Wire website, the actor who played...
  • Gotcha!--Deep State Foiled Trying To Sabotage Trump’s Foreign Policy

    05/19/2018 6:53:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    "We called the White House and they acted swiftly on the Friday event, which has since been postponed," said a staff member for Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who complained that the event would have openly undermined President Donald Trump’s agenda on Cuba."The event in question has been postponed," a State Department official confirmed."This (event) was designed to embarrass the president and Pompeo—somebody needs to be held to account," one source said. "The fact that State Department officials were advancing a program that is so slanted and completely at odds with the president's directive on Cuba, I am concerned what...
  • The Nickel Supply Squeeze Is Just Getting Started

    05/28/2014 9:29:58 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    TMO ^ | 5-28-2014 | Investment U
    May 28, 2014 - 06:02 PMInvestment_U Back in January, I wrote a column explaining the supply-demand squeeze in nickel. One way I suggested to play the nickel squeeze, the iPath Dow Jones-AIG Nickel Total Return Sub-Index ETN (NYSE: JJN), is up 38% from my recommendation. Did you buy that fund? Well, if you didn't, there's no need to kick yourself. The nickel run isn't over. In fact, if anything, the supply/demand squeeze powering nickel's surge is likely to get stronger. The biggest user of nickel is China. Nickel is used to make stainless steel, and China makes a lot of...
  • Weekly Standard Founder Bill Kristol Caught Up in Spygate Scandal and Linked to Peter Strzok

    08/16/2018 5:46:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 125 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 8/16/18 | Jim Hoft
    Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Bill Kristol, from the Weekly Standard, went from a leading conservative voice and Obama critic to a Trump hater who worked with Obama to derail the Trump Campaign. Kristol fell so far that he started pushing the Trump – Russia dossier at the same time as John Brennan and the Obama team. Kristol went from leading conservative voice to being the leader of the anti-Trump “conservative” movement in a matter of a few years. Kristol and The Weekly Standard published articles smearing The Gateway Pundit for supporting the Republican Presidential candidate.
  • Saudi king agrees in call with Trump to support Syria, Yemen safe zones: White House

    01/29/2017 4:51:52 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 76 replies
    Reuters via The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 29, 2017 | Reuters via Sundance
    This is a jaw-dropping exhibition of the scope of President Trump’s strategic leverage. Remember how Secretary of State Rex Tillerson refused to take the bait from Senator Marco Rubio regarding Saudi Arabia? Put this outcome in the dividend column. Those who have not followed the back-story of non-extremist politics in the middle-east will miss the obvious play identified more readily by those who have followed closely. One of the major influences and advisers for King Salman of Saudi Arabia is Egyptian President Fattah Abdel el-Sisi. El-Sisi has already established a productive relationship with President Trump both before and after the...
  • John McCain passes the torch at the International Republican Institute

    08/04/2018 8:31:52 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 51 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 3, 2018 | Josh Rogin
    For the first time in 25 years, the International Republican Institute will have a new leader. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who is battling brain cancer, has decided to step down from his role as chairman of the board of the organization, which for decades he has helped to fight for democracy, freedom, civil society, the rule of law and human rights around the world. McCain’s handoff to IRI’s next chairman, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), is not a signal that McCain’s health is declining. In fact, several McCain associates say his condition hasn’t changed in recent months and he remains actively...
  • Marco Rubio says the Carter Page documents don't prove the FBI spied on Trump's campaign

    07/22/2018 8:05:25 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 49 replies
    The Week ^ | 07-22-2018
    President Trump claims the FBI spied on and undermined his presidential campaign in 2016 for partisan purposes. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) does not. Responding to Saturday's publication of the FBI's application to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in connection to Russian election interference, Rubio said on CNN Sunday he "has a different view on it."