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  • 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...
  • Trump's irritation with top aides grows over Iran strategy

    05/16/2019 3:01:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | May 16, 2019 | Kevin Liptak, Jeremy Diamond, Jim Acosta, Kaitlan Collins and Kylie Atwood
    President Donald Trump has become irritated at an emerging impression his hawkish national security advisers are marching him closer to war with Iran despite his isolationist tendencies, according to people familiar with the matter. Instead, Trump is signaling his intent to speak with the Iranians as tensions rise in the Persian Gulf, and his national security team has taken steps they hope could facilitate a new diplomatic opening. The likelihood of such an opening appears slim. But Trump has raised concern with the heightened rhetoric, believing a large-scale military intervention with Iran would be devastating to him politically, people familiar...
  • Mike Pompeo said Iran-backed militias moved rockets near American bases in Iraq

    05/15/2019 9:38:45 AM PDT · by Innovative · 117 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15, 2019 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Iraqi officials that U.S. intelligence showed Iran-backed militias moved missiles near bases housing American forces. Pompeo made the disclosure to Iraq’s top brass during his surprise visit earlier this month, Reuters reported. The revelation comes just hours after all non-emergency personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq was ordered to leave the country. He asked the military officials to keep the Shi’ite militias in control as they are expanding their presence in the country and now are part of the country’s security apparatus. The top diplomat warned that otherwise, the U.S. would have to...
  • It’s time for Trump to stop John Bolton and Mike Pompeo from sabotaging his foreign policy

    05/13/2019 6:06:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 71 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 05.12.19 | Paul Mulshine
    I woke up the other day and checked my messages. The first was from the most right-wing member of the state Senate. “Trump needs to rein in Captain Kangaroo and Mike Plumpeo,” read the message from Mike Doherty of Warrren County. “They are out of control.” The first reference is to John Bolton, the comic character with the white mustache. He got the job as President Trump’s national security adviser despite opposing the president on virtually every aspect of his “America First” foreign policy. The second reference is to Mike Pompeo, the somewhat portly secretary of state who is, like...
  • Bolton: Russia Will Ignore US on Venezuela 'at Their Own Cost'

    05/01/2019 9:17:29 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 1, 2019 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    The United States will not allow Russia to take over a Western Hemisphere country through "their surrogates, the Cubans," National Security Adviser John Bolton said Wednesday. "That is why President [Donald] Trump [Tuesday] suggested that the Cubans don't get off the body politic in Venezuela they will [suffer] consequence of their own," Bolton told Fox News' "Fox & Friends." "It is a struggle by the people of Venezuela to get control of their government, but it is also a struggle to free themselves from the colonizers from Cuba." There is no indication if or when Trump will speak directly with...
  • The professional Trump haters

    05/01/2019 3:21:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    The Week ^ | April 30, 2019 | Damon Linker
    ow many vicious, clever, angry, sputtering take-downs of Donald Trump is enough? If the president actually does something significant — as opposed to merely tweeting or saying something obnoxious or offensive — then pundits should certainly feel free to write about and denounce it. (I certainly do.) But the relentless, obsessive-compulsive focus on every Trumpian action and utterance by the likes of Max Boot, Jennifer Rubin, Michael Gerson, Bill Kristol, Peter Wehner, and a handful of other commentators is something else entirely. The Trump preoccupation says far more about the critics than the criticized.
  • Trump tells Russia to get its troops out of Venezuela

    03/27/2019 12:30:14 PM PDT · by amorphous · 61 replies
    REUTERS ^ | 27 March 2019 | Steve Holland, Lesley Wroughton
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Russia to pull its troops from Venezuela and said that “all options” were open to make that happen.
  • The Cold War Ides of March US Cold Warriors escalate toward actual war with Russia.

    03/21/2019 9:35:22 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 56 replies
    The Nation ^ | March 20, 2019 | Stephen F. Cohen
    Heedless of the consequences, or perhaps welcoming them, America’s Cold Warriors and their media platforms have recently escalated their rhetoric against Russia, especially in March. Anyone who has lived through or studied the preceding 40-year Cold War will recognize the ominous echoes of its most dangerous periods, when actual war was on the horizon or a policy option. Here are only a few random but representative examples: § In a March 8 Washington Post opinion article, two American professors, neither with any apparent substantive knowledge of Russia or Cold War history, warned that the Kremlin is trying “to undermine our...
  • Unhappy with Trump and populists, Kochs for first time will intervene in GOP primaries

    03/02/2019 10:16:33 AM PST · by Mariner · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 1st, 2019 | by David M. Drucker
    OXON HILL, Md. — The Koch political network for the first time plans to intervene in GOP primaries as part of a deliberate 2020 strategy to reverse years of essentially rubber-stamping the Republican Party in general elections. Disappointed with Republicans in Congress and occasionally at odds with President Trump, the coalition of political groups overseen by Charles Koch has been re-evaluating its engagement in federal campaigns. Playing in GOP primaries to elect more like-minded Republicans to the House and Senate is key tactical adjustment the network has agreed to, with a top Koch official confirming that incumbents could be targeted...
  • Pence announces new sanctions on Maduro regime

    02/25/2019 9:35:12 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies ^ | February 25, 2019 | EMILY TILLETT, OLIVIA GAZIS
    ... Earlier, Pence met with Venezuela's interim President Juan Guaidó to express "resolute" U.S. support for Guido's leadership. Pence spoke alongside Guaidó and the President of Colombia Iván Duque Márquez during their trilateral meeting. Pence said Mr. Trump sent him to Colombia "to stand with you and to stand with our friends and our allies in Venezuela." He called it a "great privilege" to be able to meet with the interim president, adding, "we are with you 100 percent." The U.S. is "proud to recognize you as the legitimate president of Venezuela," Pence said. Pence urged the international body on...
  • 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...
  • Anti-Semitic Congresswoman Defames Jewish-American Hero

    02/13/2019 8:44:16 PM PST · by bitt · 56 replies ^ | 2/13/2019 | david rutz
    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) and U.S. special envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams got into a fiery exchange on Wednesday that began with her wondering why anything he said could be considered credible after his role in the Iran-Contra scandal. Abrams testified in front of the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the U.S. response to the crisis in Venezuela, which has collapsed under far-left policies that have decimated its economy and caused hyperinflation, starvation and medical shortages. The Trump administration is supporting Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido and said authoritarian President Nicolas Maduro must step down and leave the country....
  • Evoking Legacy of Soviet Communism, Pompeo Slams Ongoing ‘Russian Aggression'

    02/12/2019 4:44:55 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | Feb 12, 2019 | Theodore Kupfer
    Pompeo began his trip with a Monday stop at the statue of Ronald Reagan in Budapest’s Liberty Square, completed in 2011 to commemorate his administration’s stalwart opposition to the Soviets. Then, on Tuesday morning in Bratislava, the secretary of state visited the Gate of Freedom memorial at Slovakia’s Austrian border. He ended the day with a meeting with Poland’s foreign minister, Jakub Czaputowicz. At every stop, Pompeo reminded his audience of U.S. and international reporters of the grim legacy of Soviet Communism while paying tribute to his host countries, which, he said, “cast off the Soviet yoke.” At the Gate...
  • Financial Blacklisting: NewsGuard Advises Advertisers to Avoid Pro-Trump Media

    02/01/2019 7:15:42 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Breitbart Tech ^ | January 31, 2019 | Allum Bokhari
    NewsGuard, the news-filtering browser extension recently partnered with Microsoft and run by neoconservatives, Obama-Clinton alumni, and other assorted Trump haters, has advised advertisers to withdraw their business from websites on its blacklist of “unreliable” news websites — a list that includes Breitbart News, The Drudge Report, and the Daily Mail. NewsGuard’s tactic is similar the one used by far-left smear peddlers Sleeping Giants, whose mission is to spread baseless accusations of racism and white supremacy to the advertisers of pro-Trump media outlets in order to put them out of business and silence their voice. Two of the sites on NewsGuard’s...
  • Senate vote rebukes Trump on Syria, Afghanistan

    01/31/2019 6:46:51 PM PST · by lodi90 · 99 replies
    WSBT ^ | 1/31/2019 | Mary Jalonek
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bipartisan rebuke to President Donald Trump, the Senate has voted 68-23 to advance an amendment that would oppose withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria and Afghanistan. The amendment from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Islamic State and al-Qaida militants still pose a serious threat to the United States and warns that "a precipitous withdrawal" of U.S. forces from Syria and Afghanistan could allow the groups to regroup and destabilize the countries.