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  • America and Its Allies are Unprepared for the Next Great War

    05/09/2021 9:00:18 AM PDT · by em2vn · 73 replies
    nationalinterest.org ^ | 05-08-2021 | dakota wood
    Do the Biden administration and the Democratic majority in Congress believe that America’s major competitors are willing to wait for the United States to sort out its domestic problems before ensuring the country has a military capable of defending its interests? That’s the impression one gets from following the money.
  • China threatens America, Biden admin. continues appeasement policy (Video)

    03/26/2021 11:07:34 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 4 replies
    One America News ^ | March 26, 2021 | Hans Hubbard
    The Biden administration continues its soft approach to China even as Beijing becomes increasingly aggressive. One America’s Hans Hubbard reports.
  • Biden’s Plan For Promoting ‘Democracy’ Abroad Will Wreck U.S. Foreign Policy

    03/15/2021 8:16:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 15, 2021 | Sumantra Maitra
    Tucker Carlson is correct about utopian ideas from the national security blob resulting in flawed and destructive policies.For the first time in history, the leaders of the Quad—the informal alliance of India, Japan, Australia, and the United States—met in a virtual conference, agreeing to jointly form supply chains for crucial rare earth minerals and to supply vaccines to Asian states, diminishing their dependence on Beijing. The vaccine plan is crucial and a continuation of the Trump administration’s approach to China. As the Financial Times reports, the plan uses the competitive advantage of all the powers, from American and Japanese research...
  • Eric Swalwell Sues Donald Trump and Allies over Capital Riots

    03/05/2021 6:31:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/05/2021 | Simon Kent
    Ex-House impeachment manager Eric Swalwell (D-CA) confirmed Friday he will sue former President Donald Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani and Republican Rep. Mo Brooks in a second major lawsuit seeking to hold Trump and his allies accountable for the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Swalwell’s action follows a similar suit filed last month by Rep. Bennie Thompson against Trump, Giuliani and the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys groups
  • A United Europe Aligning With China Would Be A Disaster For The United States

    12/30/2020 9:02:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 30, 2020 | Sumantra Maitra
    Under no scenario would a unified European Union aligned with China be in the interest of America. Indeed, a united EU might not be a friend but a foe.Joseph Borrell, a former Spanish socialist and current High Representative of the European Union, recently argued the EU needs to be strategically independent. “It is foreseen that in 20 years, we [the EU] will not represent more than 11 percent of world GNP, far behind China, which will represent double it, below 14 percent for the United States and at par with India,” Borrell wrote, adding the next two decades would be...
  • Evangelists Paula White, Franklin Graham named among 'Israel’s Top 50 Christian Allies'; Mike Huckabee, Michele Bachmann also on list

    10/04/2020 8:36:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/04/2020 | By Leah MarieAnn Klett,
    Evangelical leaders Paula White, Franklin Graham and David Jeremiah have been named as being among the leading defenders and advocates for Israel worldwide, according to a list released by the Israel Allies Foundation. On Thursday, IAF, an organization that coordinates 44 Israel Allies Caucuses worldwide to mobilize political support for Israel based on shared Judeo-Christian values, published its first list of Israel’s Top 50 Christian Allies, individuals the group said have “conveyed their deep love and support for the State of Israel which stems from their faith.” Released ahead of Sukkot — the Feast of Tabernacles — the list includes...
  • Fact Check: Bill Clinton Falsely Claims U.S. Economy Lags Behind Our Allies

    08/19/2020 7:14:51 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/18/2020 | John Carney
    CLAIM: “Our unemployment rate is more than twice as high as South Korea’s, two-and-a-half times the United Kingdom’s, more than three times Japan’s. Donald Trump says we’re leading the world — well, we are the only major industrial economy to have its unemployment rate tripled,” former President Bill Clinton said in a video broadcast Tuesday night during the Democrat’s virtual national convention.
  • Acting Secretary Shanahan Travels to Hawaii, Jakarta, Singapore, Seoul, and Tokyo

    05/23/2019 9:54:34 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 4 replies
    U.S. Department of Defense ^ | May 23, 2019 | Press Operations
    Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan embarks Tuesday, May. 28 to visit Hawaii, Jakarta, Singapore, Seoul, and Tokyo. In Singapore, Secretary Shanahan will attend the Shangri La Dialogue where he will meet with key leaders from the region and announce the Department of Defense’s new strategy for the Indo-Asia Pacific. Throughout his trip, Secretary Shanahan will meet with key leaders to reaffirm defense relationships and conduct bilateral and multilateral meetings with senior officials.
  • Merkel lumps U.S. in with China, Russia as “global rivals”

    05/16/2019 8:40:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | May 16, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Some of our European allies aren’t acting very much like allies these days. The latest example of this phenomenon comes to us from Germany, where Chancellor Angela Merkel has basically put aside all pretenses of diplomacy and is now insulting us to our faces. In remarks to the German press this week, she spoke of the “adversaries” Europe must contend with, both militarily and in terms of trade agreements, and listed three examples. China, Russia and… the United States. (Newsweek) German Chancellor Angela Merkel lumped in the United States with Europe’s other global adversaries on Wednesday, arguing that the countries...
  • Report: Trump wants Germany, Japan and others to pay full cost plus a premium for US troops

    03/10/2019 7:12:48 PM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 111 replies
    STARS AND STRIPES (Mideast edition) ^ | March 9, 2019, p. 6 | John Vandiver
    [photo caption] M1A2 Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles converge on a smoke signal during a live-fire exercise at Grafenwoehr, Germany, in March. President Trump is pushing a plan that demands allies pick up the full cost of hosting U.S. troops in their countries, plus a 50 percent premium for American protection, according to a news report. [photo credit; MARTIN EGNASH/STARS AND STRIPES] STUTTGART, Germany — President Donald Trump is pushing a plan that demands allies pick up the full cost of hosting U.S. troops in their countries, plus a 50 percent premium for the privilege of American protection, according...
  • Trump urges Europe to 'take back' hundreds of captured IS fighters

    02/16/2019 10:22:30 PM PST · by blueplum · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 Feb 2019 | Nick Macfie
    (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday the United States was asking European allies to “take back over 800” Islamic State fighters captured in Syria and put them on trial. “The Caliphate is ready to fall,” he said in a Tweet. “The alternative is not a good one in that we will be forced to release them...”
  • Why Turkey Is No Partner for the United States

    01/25/2019 6:44:37 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    Mosaic Magazine ^ | Jan. 24 2019 | Steven A. Cook
    Despite Michael Doran’s efforts to argue otherwise, Turkey shares neither American values/American interests. There is a great deal to like about Michael Doran’s essay, “The Strategy Washington is Pursuing in the Middle East Is the Only Strategy Worth Pursuing.” His critique of ostensibly objective foreign-policy analysts/journalists is devastating. Much of what passes for analysis in Washington these days is merely reflexive anti-Trumpism. As Doran quite rightly indicates, many of the same people decrying the president’s decision to withdraw from Syria were similarly outraged when National Security Adviser John Bolton declared last September, “We’re not going to leave [Syria] as long...
  • Trump Admin Plots With Arab Allies to Expel ‘Every Last Iranian Boot From’ Syria

    01/11/2019 1:50:22 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 11, 2019 1:50 pm | Adam Kredo
    MANAMA/Bahrain—The Trump administration, via Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is beginning to build a coalition of Arab allies that will help the United States expel "every last Iranian boot" from Syria and ensure the Islamic Republic's march across the Middle East is stopped in its tracks, according to U.S. officials.Pompeo arrived in Bahrain early Friday to hold the first of a series of meetings with Arab leaders in key gulf nations, including the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Oman. During this leg of Pompeo's weeklong trek across the region, the secretary of state will continue his behind-the-scenes...
  • In Cairo, Pompeo gives the speech Obama should have in 2009

    01/11/2019 7:18:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/11/2019 | Rick Moran
    Early in his presidency, Barack Obama gave a speech in Cairo that he referred to as "A New Beginning." In that speech in June, 2009, Obama identified the United States as one of the causes of turmoil and violence in the Middle East. He never said the words, "I'm sorry," but his tone was apologetic as he viciously criticized the Israeli "occupation and the US invasion of Iraq. Yesterday, almost 10 years later, American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave the speech that Obama should have given. It was unabashedly pro-American and identified America as a force for good in...
  • Trump Vows “Severe Punishment” If Saudis Killed Journalist Khashoggi

    10/13/2018 9:27:05 AM PDT · by PFW · 22 replies
    Facing pressure from Congress to act, President Donald Trump vowed “severe punishment” on Saudi Arabia if it turns out that missing WaPo reporter Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, as Trump turned up the pressure on the kingdom in an interview to be broadcast Sunday night. “Nobody knows” whether Saudi officials are involved although they “deny it vehemently,” Trump said in an excerpt of a CBS News “60 Minutes” interview.”It’s being looked at very, very strongly. We would be very upset and angry if that was the case.” “We’re going to get to the bottom of...
  • British Prime Minister Theresa May says she trusts President Trump

    09/24/2018 10:53:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 24, 2018
    President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May will be among more than 130 world leaders expected for meetings at the United Nations General Assembly this week. May will raise important global issues, including the Iran nuclear deal and the use of chemical weapons by Russia. Britain accuses Russia of poisoning four people in Salisbury, England. "CBS This Morning" co-host John Dickerson visited the prime minister's official residence at 10 Downing Street in London for her only interview ahead of the U.N. General Assembly. May told Dickerson that she trusts Mr. Trump and believes Iran is holding up its end...
  • Trump Claims Foreign Allies Don’t Want Him To Declassify Russia Documents

    09/21/2018 2:07:12 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 114 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/1212018 | Chuck Ross
    President Donald Trump claimed Thursday and Friday that foreign allies have asked him not to declassify documents from the Russia probe the unnamed foreign countries Trump said that he is honoring the allies’ wishes, as well as the DOJ’s, by backing off of his declassification request
  • Head of French OBGYN union attacked by gov’t, media for saying abortion takes a life

    09/19/2018 12:01:57 AM PDT · by wardaddy · 4 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 9-18-18 | Risden
    BROU-SUR-CHANTEREINE, France, September 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A pro-life French obstetrician who described abortion as homicide is drawing fire from France's pro-abortion media and the country's government itself. Even his own union is distancing itself from the pro-life physician's comments on abortion. Dr. Bertrand De Rochambeau, president of France's union of gynecologists and obstetricians, stood up for his right to refuse to commit abortions in an interview with a French television reporter. Reporter Valentine Oberti states in that interview that a conscientious objector clause to allow physicians in France to opt out of committing abortions is something that angers some...
  • Russia using advanced missile system sales to drive wedge between U.S. and allies

    09/14/2018 4:20:42 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 15 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/14/18 | USA Features
    It’s understandable that the Chinese would seek the S-400, given Beijing’s lengthy ties to the Russian defense industry. But Turkey’s decision to buy the S-400 is particularly worrisome given that Turkey is a NATO ally and buying a weapon system from a great power rival of the alliance can be viewed as Ankara moving closer to Moscow in general. Also, buying a rival country’s air defense system cuts down on interoperability, which NATO is working to improve as Russia continues to pose significant threats to European interests.
  • President Trump to meet Queen Elizabeth next month

    06/22/2018 6:01:17 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 23 replies
    Sky News ^ | 22 June 2018
    Donald Trump will meet the Queen when he visits Britain next month, the US ambassador to the UK has told Sky News. The president is due in Britain for a working visit on Friday 13 July - his first to the country since being elected in 2016. It is not a state visit with all the pomp and ceremony that comes with that, so the pair would not necessarily need to meet. But ambassador Robert Wood Johnson said that while plans have not yet been finalised, they will involve the president meeting Her Majesty. "Meeting Her Majesty is the most...