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  • Close shave: Donald Trump should have followed his instincts and steered clear of John Bolton

    09/13/2019 10:11:17 AM PDT · by Coleus · 32 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 09.12.19 | Paul Mulshine
    One of the toughest questions for any politician – or anyone for that matter – is the question of whether he should trust his instincts. The case of John Bolton offers a textbook example. Reports say that President Trump’s first impression regarding John Bolton was to steer clear of him because of his mustache. Perhaps it might have made more sense to steer clear of him for the obvious reason that his foreign-policy views are demonstrably insane. But as reasons go, that mustache would have done just fine. Various wags said it made Bolton look like a walrus. Others said...
  • Never-Trumper Neocons Join Democrats to Bring Trump Down with Cries of Racism

    07/22/2019 2:01:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush ^ | July 22, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: All right. I think I figured it out. Well, it’s not that big a deal to figure out, but I think I figured something very important out. And that is this ongoing business of Trump is a racist and the Republicans are racists and the Moon landing was racist, this focus on race, it’s new. I mean, there’s always been the allegation running around, but this is new. This has reached a brand-new level and I think I figured out in part what’s going on. I’ll share it with you as the program unfolds today with examples of what...
  • Hawks rip Trump for keeping America at work, not war

    06/24/2019 6:51:42 PM PDT · by rintintin · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 24 2019 | Ralph Hallow
    First, take a deep breath. Now take a look at the Wall Street Journal. The otherwise fine newspaper editorially on Saturday blasted President Trump. For what? For not killing Iranians and blowing up Iranian targets to show how super our American power is. The president acted humanely and rationally, weighing proportionality in response to Iran’s downing of our spy drone over international waters (we say) or Iranian waters (they say). The WSJ, of course, is an authority on the subject of territoriality and sovereignty and the respect thereof. The newspaper for years insisted that the United States should have no...
  • Jim Hanson: Iran’s aggression may force Trump to launch military attack

    06/14/2019 7:43:19 AM PDT · by rintintin · 110 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jun14 2019 | Jim Hanson
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was right to call the world’s attention Thursday to Iran’s unprovoked attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman earlier in the day. Pompeo said the U.S. holds Iran responsible for this dangerous aggression – a clear warning to the mullahs who rule the Islamic Republic that the U.S. will ensure they face consequences. It would be irresponsible for the Trump administration to turn a blind eye to what Pompeo called Iran’s “blatant assault.”
  • Pence to announce ‘concrete steps’ for Venezuela on Monday - official

    02/24/2019 12:25:49 PM PST · by dila813 · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | Feb 24 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is set to announce “concrete steps” and “clear actions” to address the Venezuela crisis when he meets on Monday with regional leaders in Bogota, Colombia, a senior U.S. administration official said, declining to comment on details of the new measures.
  • Andy Puzder: As Venezuela is devastated by Maduro, Trump is [confronting the evils of socialism]

    02/24/2019 2:08:47 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | Andy Puzder
    With his stirring repudiation of socialism, both at home and abroad, President Trump is proving himself to be the very champion of liberty and freedom the world needs. While previous U.S. leaders have opposed totalitarian regimes, no American president since Ronald Reagan has confronted the evils of socialism as forcefully as Trump is doing today by supporting the people of Venezuela as they retake their country from the corrupt socialist dictatorship of disputed president Nicolas Maduro. President Trump deserves more credit than he is getting for taking this stance against an economic system that throughout its history has created nothing...
  • ISIS bride's dad suing Trump, US to let her back into the country

    02/22/2019 10:17:42 AM PST · by ETL · 78 replies ^ | Feb 22, 2019 | Greg Norman | Fox News
    Attorneys from the Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America have filed a lawsuit on behalf of Ahmed Ali Muthana arguing his daughter Hoda and her 18-month-old son should be allowed to return to America, and her citizenship – which the U.S. government disputes – should be recognized. The suit also seeks a judgment that Muthana's father is “entitled to send his daughter money to ensure the survival of his daughter and grandson, and enable them safe passage home, without subjecting himself to criminal liability” under U.S. law.Muthana currently is living at a refugee camp in northeast Syria and she...
  • If the Army Stands With Maduro, What Is Plan B?

    01/29/2019 1:27:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies ^ | January 29, 2019 | Pat Buchanan
    "Pay the soldiers. The rest do not matter." This was the deathbed counsel given to his sons by Roman Emperor Septimius Severus in A.D. 211. Nicolas Maduro must today appreciate the emperor's insight. For the political survival of this former bus driver and union boss hangs now upon whether Venezuela's armed forces choose to stand by him or to desert him and support National Assembly leader Juan Guaido. Wednesday, Guaido declared Maduro's election last May to a second six-year term to be a sham, and had himself inaugurated as acting president. Thursday, the defense minister and army chief General Vladimir...
  • Bush calls for end to shutdown, delivers pizza to Secret Service

    01/18/2019 3:21:53 PM PST · by rintintin · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 18 2019
    Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura Bush, delivered pizzas to Secret Service members on Friday, calling for lawmakers "on both sides" to end the ongoing partial government shutdown.
  • The Establishment Will Never Say No to a War

    12/25/2018 8:32:42 PM PST · by vannrox · 30 replies
    Intelligencer ^ | 21DEC18 | Andrew Sullivan
    The Establishment Will Never Say No to a War By Andrew Sullivan A U.S. Army convoy in northern Syria. Photo: Sebastian Backhaus/NurPhoto via Getty Images The question before us is a relatively simple one: What would be the criteria for removing our remaining troops from the Iraqi, Syrian, and more general Middle Eastern conflicts? Or, for that matter, from Afghanistan, where we have been trapped for more than 17 long years of still open-ended occupation? If the answer to that question is that only when each of these countries is a healthy pro-American democracy, and Islamist terrorism has ceased to...
  • Fake conservative Kristol paid the Bill for opposing The Donald

    12/20/2018 9:52:51 AM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies
    The Star Ledger ^ | 12.17.18 | Paul Mulshine
    Most of my fellow members of the mainstream media are of the opinion that last week was a bad one for President Donald Trump. I beg to differ. Last week it was announced that the Weekly Standard was going out of business. It seems there’s no market for a “conservative” publication dedicated to opposing Trump. That’s good news. It’s further proof that - if there’s one thing Trump has done since assuming office - it is solidifying his support among conservatives. As for the “conservatives” who worked in the offices of the Standard until last week, only inside the Beltway...
  • Mark Levin: The decision to withdraw from Syria is ‘absolutely shocking’

    12/19/2018 4:47:15 PM PST · by rintintin · 63 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | Dec 19 2018 | Jordan Schachtel
    LevinTV host Mark Levin began his radio show Wednesday evening reacting to President Trump’s decision to start withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria. Calling the decision “absolutely shocking,” Levin explained the geopolitical dynamics of the civil war in Syria. “There are Christian populations. There are Yazidi populations. There are our allies, the Kurds, who have fought shoulder to shoulder with us. The Russians have sought to take over Syria and control that region of the world. Iran is using Syria to build military bases and military roads to heavily arm Hezbollah, one of the largest terrorist groups on the face of...
  • Tehran Recognizes Iran Opposition as the Alternative; So Should We

    10/28/2018 9:52:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 28, 2018 | Rudy Giuliani
    The American Iranian diaspora that stands against the regime in Iran last month came to New York, my city, as the international community does during the annual United Nations General Assembly meetings. For the ninth time, I had the honor of addressing them. We have an obligation to listen to what the Iranian people have been saying over the past nine months in their continuous nationwide protests. I am one of a large bipartisan group of former governors, mayors, military leaders, senior administration officials and members of Congress, who agree on one critical foreign policy, as the Iranian people do:...

    10/16/2018 10:36:56 PM PDT · by changedLiberal · 88 replies
    frontpagemag ^ | October 15, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. In high school, Jamal Khashoggi had a good friend. His name was Osama bin Laden. “We were hoping to establish an Islamic state anywhere,” Khashoggi reminisced about their time together in the Muslim Brotherhood. “We believed that the first one would lead to another, and that would have a domino effect which could reverse the history of mankind.”
  • To Thwart Iran, Save Idlib

    09/14/2018 5:18:56 PM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 13, 2018 | Bret Stephens
    The Trump administration has made clear that its top priority in the Middle East is to thwart Iran’s nuclear and regional ambitions. So why is it so reluctant to lift a finger against Tehran’s most audacious gambit in Syria? That gambit is the reconquest, by Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and his Iranian and Russian allies, of Idlib Province, the last major rebel holdout in western Syria and home to about three million people. A humanitarian catastrophe is expected to follow, entailing mass casualties and another tidal wave of refugees.
  • 'It's time to act' in Syria, Rep. Adam Kinzinger says in blistering assault on U.S. strategy

    09/14/2018 9:24:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 14, 2018 | Ben Wolfgang
    In a blistering takedown of U.S. policy toward Syria, Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Thursday said “it’s time to act” in the war-torn nation as dictator Bashar Assad’s forces prepare to launch an assault on Idlib that many fear could one of the bloodiest campaigns in the ongoing war. Mr. Kinzinger, Illinois Republican and an outspoken voice on national security issues, argued in an op-ed for Defense One that the U.S. approach in Syria — both during the Obama administration and now under President Trump — has been an abject failure. While he stressed that an all-out ground invasion isn’t the...
  • Haley warns Russia, Iran of 'dire consequences' over Syria military assault

    09/12/2018 7:11:53 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 27 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 12, 2018 | Zachary Cohen and Richard Roth
    US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned Russia and Iran of "dire consequences" if they continue airstrikes against the last rebel-held area in Syria and said the US would respond to any use of chemical weapons. Russia's ambassador to the UN met Haley's threat with a denial that Syria has any chemical weapons, as the UN secretary-general warned of a potential "bloodbath" during Tuesday's UN Security Council meeting on the crisis in Idlib, Syria.(Snip) Haley said that pro-regime forces are also "conducting ruthless 'double tap strikes' on civilian volunteers like the White Helmets," in which they "strike an...
  • Trump Adviser Threatens Syria With 'Much Stronger' Military Assault If It Uses Chemical Weapons

    09/10/2018 7:05:49 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 18 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 10 Sept 2018 | By W.J. Hennigan
    President Donald Trump’s national security adviser warned the Syrian government against using chemical weapons in the impending battle for Idlib Province, the last remaining rebel stronghold populated by more than 2 million people. If chemical weapons are used, National Security Adviser John Bolton promised the U.S. would deliver a counterattack ...
  • Syria's Assad approves gas attack in Idlib despite warning, report says

    09/10/2018 7:45:35 AM PDT · by raiderboy · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/10/2018 | Edmund DeMarche
    President Bashar al-Assad has approved a gas attack in the Idlib province, which is the country’s last rebel stronghold, a report on Sunday said. Reports of Assad's approval comes about a week after President Trump warned the strongman and his allies not to “recklessly attack” the province. Trump called any gas attack a potential “grave humanitarian mistake.” The Wall Street Journal, citing U.S. officials, was first to report on Assad.
  • Three men unfit to eulogize John McCain

    09/02/2018 2:40:06 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 67 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 31, 2018 | Jennifer Rubin
    And then there were the three who spoke on Friday. You had to control your gag reflex watching Vice President Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) extol McCain’s greatness as he was accorded the honor of lying in state. Consider Pence for a moment. He began with a ludicrous declaration that broke all records for disingenuousness: “The president asked me to be here on behalf of a grateful nation, to pay a debt of honor and respect to a man who served our country throughout his life, in uniform and in public...