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  • An NSC Staffer Is Forced Out Over a Controversial Memo

    08/02/2017 1:09:07 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 49 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 2 2017 | Rosie Gray
    A top official of the National Security Council was fired last month after arguing in a memo that President Trump is under sustained attack from subversive forces both within and outside the government who are deploying Maoist tactics to defeat President Trump’s nationalist agenda. His dismissal marks the latest victory by National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster in the ongoing war within Trump’s White House between those who believe that the president is under threat from dark forces plotting to undermine him, and those like McMaster who dismiss this as conspiratorial thinking. Rich Higgins, a former Pentagon official who served in...
  • First Warner Bros. JUSTICE LEAGUE Trailer [Video at link]

    07/23/2016 4:51:55 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 70 replies
    Newsarama ^ | 07/23/2016 | Michael Doran
    The Saturday Warner Bros. panel at Comic-Con debuted the first trailer from Justice League, Part 1 minutes ago, and here it is... Justice League, Part 1 opens November 17, 2017.
  • Daily Kickoff: Rising Star Israeli diplomat George Deek | Ted Cruz to host Iran strategy meeting

    07/28/2015 11:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    SCENE LAST NIGHT: Less than a mile or so from Chabad Lubavitch's HQ at 770 Eastern Parkway, around 80 Hillary for America supporters gathered at the home of former White House Jewish Liaison Jarrod Bernstein and Hildy Kuryk, currently communications director at Vogue, to hear from the Clinton campaign's senior advisors including manager Robby Mook, vice chairwoman Huma Abedin and finance director Dennis Chang. SPOTTED: Recent Chairman of the Conference of Presidents Bob Sugarman, Obama mega-bundler Sarah Kovner, Tusk Ventures' Seth London, Anya Hoerburger of Intermedia Partners, Samantha Maltzman, Jill Strauss, Samantha Vinograd of Goldman Sachs and formerly at office...
  • Bush-Walker Dispute Catches Fire Over Iran Nuclear Deal

    07/20/2015 8:49:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/20/15 | Stephen F Hayes
    A smoldering policy dispute over the Iran deal between two frontrunners for the Republican nomination caught fire over the weekend, as the campaigns of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker and former Florida governor Jeb Bush traded accusations of bad faith and the candidates themselves engaged in a pointed back-and-forth about how a newly elected president should handle the deal. -snip- The following day, Michael Doran, a former National Security Council official and a well-regarded scholar at the Hudson Institute who has been briefing Walker and is close to his team, tweeted a link to a Politico article about Bush’s comments and...
  • Cui Bono?

    02/13/2015 10:37:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2015 | Mona Charen
    "Cui bono?" Who benefits? It was the question ancient Romans asked when hoping to cut through a fog of possible causes for a problem. As of this morning, U.S. Marines were evacuating Sanaa, the capital of Yemen. We've seen this movie before: the bonfires of documents, the hammer blows to equipment, the disabling of weapons, the rush to the helicopters. Think Saigon 1973 or Tehran 1979. Only five months ago, President Obama touted his policy toward Yemen as a success: "This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we...
  • Obama’s Plan for Iran

    05/08/2014 7:39:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2014 | Cliff May
    Iran’s rulers brutalize their own citizens, sponsor terrorism on several continents, and openly vow “Death to America!” They are determined to acquire the ability to develop nuclear weapons and deliver them to targets anywhere in the world. Can President Obama stop them? That’s not the question. Or rather, that’s not the question now being asked by the keenest observers of the diplomatic dance underway between Iran and the U.S. What they are asking instead: Is Obama serious about trying to stop Tehran’s revolutionary theocrats from becoming nuclear-armed – or is that not really his goal at this point? “The fear,”...
  • Obama’s Losing Bet on Iran (NYT Op-Ed Max Boot)

    01/15/2014 2:43:38 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 15, 2014 | By MICHAEL DORAN and MAX BOOT
    WASHINGTON — A great deal of diplomatic attention over the next few months will be focused on whether the temporary nuclear deal with Iran can be transformed into a full-blown accord. President Obama has staked the success of his foreign policy on this bold gamble. But discussion about the nuclear deal has diverted attention from an even riskier bet that Obama has placed: the idea that Iran can become a cooperative partner in regional security. Although they won’t say so publicly, Mr. Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry surely dream of a “Nixon to China” masterstroke. They are quietly...