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  • The Assad Regime's Brutal Aggression in Syria (Pompeo speaks)

    02/28/2020 11:52:56 PM PST · by NorseViking · 20 replies
    Secretary Pompeo on Syria’s Idlib province: The Assad regime’s brutal new aggression, cynically backed by Moscow and Tehran, imperils more than 3 million displaced persons. The answer is a permanent ceasefire and UN-led negotiations.
  • Trump rages at Bolton, says former adviser would have caused 'World War Six'

    01/29/2020 8:08:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 29, 2020 | Allan Smith
    President Donald Trump berated his former national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday, bashing his former top aide after the aide reportedly contradicted a key element of the president's impeachment defense in an upcoming book. Trump went as far to suggest that if Bolton, a conservative war hawk, were still in the White House, the U.S. "would be in World War Six by now." Those comments came hours after another tweet in which Trump asked: "Why didn't John Bolton complain about this 'nonsense' a long time ago, when he was very publicly terminated."
  • Lawmakers push back at Pentagon's possible Africa drawdown

    01/19/2020 6:37:16 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 19 2020 | Kyle Balluck
    Defense Secretary Mark Esper's plan to draw down U.S. forces in Africa is facing increased pushback on Capitol Hill. The top Democrat and Republican on the House Armed Services Committee have joined numerous lawmakers calling on Esper to stop a planned reduction of the 6,000 to 7,000 troops fighting militant terrorist groups on the continent and instead keep the forces in an effort to better counter Russian and Chinese aggression. “A decrease in our investment now may result in the need for the United States to reinvest at many more times the cost down the road,” Armed Services Committee Chairman...
  • Can A Direct Attack on American Servicemen Really Go Unanswered?

    01/19/2020 6:40:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies ^ | January 19, 2020 | Nicholas Waddy
    President Trump shocked the world — and mortified Democrats — when he authorized a lethal drone strike against Iranian General and super-terrorist Qassem Soleimani. The real surprise, however, wasn't that Trump suddenly found the gumption to target a high-profile Iranian — it was that it took America so long to rid the world of a man with so much American blood on his hands. Previous U.S. administrations, afraid of “escalation,” allowed the agents of Iran free rein in their murderous plots. Sooner or later, America had to push back. What's odd, though, is that the entirely justifiable U.S. strike on...
  • Pompeo: We’re Having To Clean Up The Obama Administration’s ‘Mess’ In Iran

    01/06/2020 6:52:24 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-6-2020 | Pam Key
    On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration is cleaning up the “mess” the Obama administration created in Iran. Partial transcript as follows: STEPHANOPOULOS: There’s also the question going forward if you take any new action against Iran is congressional authorization needed. Former Vice-President Biden spoke about that yesterday. Let’s listen. (BEGIN VIDEOCLIP) JOE BIDEN, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT: I’m going to make it clear, President Trump has no authority to take us to a military conflict with Iran, period. The bottom line is any further action against Iran requires congressional authorization. (END VIDEOCLIP)...
  • Killing Soleimani Was The Right Move, And Shows Precisely Why It’s Time To Leave Iraq

    01/04/2020 7:28:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 4, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    That President Trump had to make this call, how, and the mortal danger to American assets it presents, illustrate exactly why U.S. forces should not spend a day longer in Iraq. President Donald Trump’s order to kill Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad was the right call. At the same time, that he had to make this call, how he had to make it, and the mortal danger to American assets it presents, illustrate exactly why U.S. forces should not spend a day longer in Iraq than necessary to end our long-dwindling interests.Iran needed to learn a hard, swift lesson....
  • It’s a Wonderful Time to Be Alive(Hurl alert)

    11/27/2019 2:36:46 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | November 27th 2019 | MICHAEL TANNER
    For those of us who spend far too much time following the news these days, it is easy to feel that everything is falling apart. Regardless of your political ideology, there is no doubt that this country is politically divided and facing serious challenges. To make matters worse, we are entering an election season. Politicians will be trying their best to convince us that we are one vote away from choosing between Nazi Germany and Venezuela. Yet, as we gather with friends and family this Thanksgiving, it is worth remembering that, beyond the headlines, things are actually pretty darn good....
  • Trump’s Opposition to ‘Endless Wars’ Appeals to Those Who Fought Them

    11/02/2019 10:30:19 PM PDT · by rintintin · 35 replies
    NY Times ^ | Nov 1 2019 | By Jennifer Steinhauer
    WASHINGTON — Tyler Wade was awarded the Purple Heart while serving in Afghanistan, and says he is “proud of everything” he did during his service. He also believes the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan were a mistake, as do a growing number of veterans — from retired generals to those who served across the enlisted ranks, from supporters of President Trump to “resistance” Democrats. “All in all, it is a lot of wasted lives and money and time and effort spent to accomplish a goal we never accomplished,” said Mr. Wade, 31, who was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan during...
  • UPDATE 2-Rosneft's Sechin: Saudi oil site attacks hit kingdom's status as a reliable supplier

    10/24/2019 8:52:11 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 5 replies
    Reuters by Yahoo ^ | October 24, 2019
    * Sechin says attacks create doubts about Saudi oil reliability * Sechin says U.S. the winner from its sanctions on others * Sechin says U.S. financial monopoly should be challenged (Adds details, quotes, background) VERONA, Italy, Oct 24 (Reuters) - September attacks on Saudi oil assets have created doubts about Saudi Arabia's status as a reliable oil supplier, Igor Sechin, Chief Executive of Russia's Rosneft, said. The attacks, which temporarily shut down around half of the kingdom's oil output, gave "grounds to rethink Saudi Arabia's role as an undoubtedly reliable oil supplier", Sechin told a conference in Italy on Thursday....
  • George W. Bush Suddenly Learns To Talk Again, Goes After Trump On Syria(nothing on Obama)

    10/17/2019 7:48:39 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 76 replies
    RedState ^ | October 17, 2019 | Bonchie
    George W. BushÂ’s presidency is an interesting period to reflect back on. By a certain sect of Republicans, Bush is held up as a good man that did the best he could in a difficult time. ThereÂ’s some truth to that characterization in so far as the challenges after 9/11 were real. As time has passed though, Republicans at large have taken a more critical eye at his myriad of missteps, not just on foreign policy (of which the ramifications we are still suffering today), but also in his inability to accomplish much of anything for the conservative cause in...
  • Latest Trump Tweets concerning Kurds

    10/13/2019 7:17:52 AM PDT · by McGruff · 38 replies
    Twittwer ^ | 10/13/2019 | President Trump
    Do you remember two years ago when Iraq was going to fight the Kurds in a different part of Syria. Many people wanted us to fight with the Kurds against Iraq, who we just fought for. I said no, and the Kurds left the fight, twice. Now the same thing is happening with Turkey...... .....The Kurds and Turkey have been fighting for many years. Turkey considers the PKK the worst terrorists of all. Others may want to come in and fight for one side or the other. Let them! We are monitoring the situation closely. Endless Wars! Dealing with @LindseyGrahamSC...
  • Meghan Goes Off on Trump, Rand: They Have ‘Blood’ on Hands For Letting Kurds Be ‘Slaughtered!’

    10/10/2019 9:49:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 10, 2019 | Ken Meyer
    Meghan McCain ripped into President Donald Trump on Thursday for pulling U.S. troops out of Northern Syria to allow Turkish forces to attack the America-allied Kurds. The View kicked things off by discussing Trump insulting the Kurds while they face attacks from the Turkish military. Trump’s remarks drew a rebuke from the panel, with Joy Behar remarking that “draft evasion runs in the family.” McCain cited reporting of Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin, who heard from a U.S. Special Forces soldier who said he was “ashamed” by what’s happening in Syria. McCain said she was “happy” with the bipartisan outrage...
  • McConnell among Republicans criticizing Trump's Syria decision

    10/07/2019 3:16:40 PM PDT · by rintintin · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 7 2019 | Alex Rogers
    Top Republicans in Congress -- including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell -- criticized President Donald Trump over his decision to remove US troops from northern Syria as Turkey plans a military offensive there. McConnell urged Trump to reverse his move, saying "a precipitous withdrawal of US forces from Syria would only benefit Russia, Iran, and the Assad regime."
  • Mark Levin: If Something Serious Isn’t Done, Iran Will Take This Attack as a First Step

    09/17/2019 7:42:12 PM PDT · by Kazan · 236 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 17, 2019 | Michael Morris
    On his nationally syndicated radio talk show “The Mark Levin Show” on Monday, host Mark Levin warned that if something serious isn’t done, Iran will take this attack as a first step. “I will say this, if something isn’t done, something serious and significant isn’t done respecting Iran, they’re going to take this as a first step,” stated Mark Levin. “I’m just telling you. They’re going to take this as a first step. So, we’ll see what happens.” Mark Levin’s comments came after a Saudi Arabian oil facility was attacked by “cruise missiles and drones,” FOX News reported, that “were...
  • Policy on Iran - Time for a US and EU united front.

    07/25/2019 5:29:13 AM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 4 replies
    25.july,2019 | Hassan.Mahmoudi
    By: Hassan.Mahmoudi Forty years have passed since the overthrow of the Shah of Iran and the Ayatollahs grasping power in 1979. Since then, hundreds of policymakers, scholars, and practitioners have attempted to challenge the Ayatollahs in very different ways. US President Obama throughout his 8-year term in office advocated continuing an already discredited appeasement policy towards the Iranian regime, in 2015, together with the EU, signing the JCPOA, ‘nuclear deal’ with Iran and releasing billions of dollars in sanctions relief, paving the way for the regime to become much more aggressive with malign activities and interventions throughout the region, and,...
  • George Soros, Charles Koch team up to form antiwar think tank

    07/01/2019 8:56:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/01/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    Liberal billionaire businessman George Soros and libertarian billionaire businessmen Charles Koch have teamed up to form a nonprofit centered on advancing pacifist foreign policy. Known as The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, the new organization was named after former president John Quincy Adams, who championed isolationism, according to a Boston Globe story published Sunday. According to its website, the Quincy Institute says that it seeks “a new foreign policy centered on diplomatic engagement and military restraint.” “Political leaders have increasingly deployed the military in a costly, counterproductive, and indiscriminate manner, normalizing war and treating armed dominance as an end in...
  • Tulsi Gabbard: Neocons in Trump administration 'placed dynamite and lit the fuse' for war with Iran

    06/27/2019 9:50:02 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 2019 | Charles Creitz
    “The neocons in the Trump administration and Saudi Arabia and Netanyahu have created a situation where it is going to be very difficult for President Trump to avoid a war with Iran," she said. "They have built all the building blocks, placed the dynamite and lit the fuse. It is going to be up to Donald Trump and his leadership whether or not he is going to cut that fuse and say, 'Hey, we need to get back on track and put the interest of the American people in our country first.'" The Iraq War veteran also criticized Trump's recent...
  • Ben Shapiro and Mark Levin are mad Trump didn't shoot first and ask questions later

    06/25/2019 9:03:23 AM PDT · by rintintin · 116 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 24 2019 | Jack Hunter
    The American Conservative Editor Jim Antle writes, "Thursday night was the night Donald Trump became president. You can imagine the hyperbolic hosannahs that would have been sung if Trump had gone ahead with his planned strikes against Iran, adding to the list of undeclared presidential wars. Instead he pulled back." “Hyperbolic hosannahs,” indeed. Who might have led this pro-war chorus? Conservative pundits Ben Shapiro and Mark Levin. When President Trump decided not to strike after being informed it could potentially kill 150 civilians, he explained on Twitter, “10 minutes before the strike I stopped it, not ... proportionate to shooting...
  • 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...
  • Matt Gaetz: ‘America First’ Means Protecting U.S. Border Before Avenging Japanese Vessels

    06/17/2019 6:52:06 AM PDT · by Pollard · 153 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/17/19 | Sean Moran
    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) suggested on Sunday that America should secure its border before avenging foreign vessels allegedly attacked by Iran. Congressman Gaetz tweeted Sunday, suggesting that America should heed Japan and Norway’s caution against war with Iran amid heightened tensions with the Middle Eastern nation. The Florida congressman wrote, “Japanese and Norwegian vessels were attacked. If these nations aren’t calling for war, neither should the U.S. We can’t afford another #ForeverWar“: Rep. Gaetz wrote that President Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy means that the country must protect its borders from illegal immigration and cartel violence before it attacks...