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  • Secretary of State Tillerson Fires Most of the Shadow Government

    02/18/2017 6:37:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Black Sphere ^ | February 17, 2017 | Kelly Beasley
    The State Department Swamp was partially drained today. Secretary of State Tillerson fired Clinton’s rogue, self-described Shadow Government. trump-welcomes-tillersonMaking good on a Trump campaign promise, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson drained the Clinton swamp snakes, aka Obama administration holdovers. Thus the personnel responsible for the corrupt handling of Clinton’s emails and the Benghazi cover-up have left the building. Lurking in the Shadows In the Clinton State Department, a rogue shadow government existed in secret from the 7th floor. These policy makers publicly boasted about their secretive operations. And you can bet that some of them have been responsible for much...
  • EXCLUSIVE: House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs Committee Members Compromised By Rogue IT Staff

    02/04/2017 12:58:37 PM PST · by dynachrome · 291 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2-4-17 | LUKE ROSIAK
    Three brothers who managed office information technology for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were abruptly relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed congressional computer networks without permission. Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. Three members of the intelligence panel and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis.
  • The Jacksonian Revolt

    01/30/2017 6:08:24 PM PST · by AndyJackson · 9 replies
    Foreign Affairs - Comment ^ | January 20, 2017 | Walter Russell Mead
    ...Both Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas seemed to think that they could surf the rising tide of Jeffersonian thinking during the Republican presidential primary. But Donald Trump sensed something that his political rivals failed to grasp: that the truly surging force in American politics wasn’t Jeffersonian minimalism. It was Jacksonian populist nationalism.... ....Many Jacksonians came to believe that the American establishment was no longer reliably patriotic, with “patriotism” defined as an instinctive loyalty to the well-being and values of Jacksonian America. And they were not wholly wrong, by their lights. Many Americans with cosmopolitan...
  • ‘First Hundred Days’ – President-Elect Trump Bypasses Accepted Tradition

    01/15/2017 4:30:47 PM PST · by Randall_S · 13 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | January 15, 2017 | USA Transnational Report
    By Wallace Bruschweiler and William Palumbo Franklin Delano Roosevelt began an American tradition with his “First Hundred Days” of sweeping legislation, ushering in the New Deal and forever changing American politics and, more broadly, American life. Let there be little doubt about it: President-Elect Donald J. Trump has forever altered this tradition, as he began practically governing the day after he was elected fair and square in an historic upset. What has Trump accomplished as President-Elect? The below list only includes the highlights of a truly remarkable (and exciting) transition period. Jobs - This week, Amazon announced a plan to...
  • A Patton at the Pentagon and a Whiz at Treasury, and Trump's World... [radio]

    12/03/2016 7:30:33 AM PST · by Randall_S · 7 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | December 3, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    This week, Trump made two critically important picks for his Cabinet: James “Mad Dog” Mattis at Defense, and Steve Mnuchin at Treasury. In Mattis, the United States will have a highly decorated, recently retired four star Marine general heading the Pentagon. Although he will require an exemption from Congress to take office (rules stipulate that Defense Secretaries be out of active service for at least seven years), this brilliant warrior is uniquely qualified to rebuild the United States Armed Forces. With Steve Mnuchin, Trump has selected one of the finest financial minds in the world today. Best luck to Mnuchin...
  • Hillary Live on YouTube - 240 watching

    10/31/2016 11:49:12 AM PDT · by CruiseMates · 93 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-31-16 | CruiseMates
    Hillary's "big speech" on foreign policy live on YouTube now. 245 people watching.
  • FBI Announces Open Season on Hillary, while polls tighten up! [radio]

    10/29/2016 7:42:58 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 8 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 29, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Another Friday, another “bombshell” news day. The FBI reopens its criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server? Why? With the most significant election of our lifetime only a week from Tuesday, we also take a hard look at what the polls really tell us, and determine to what extent they can be trusted. Meanwhile, with each release of the Podesta emails, our worst suspicions about Bill and Hillary Clinton continue to be confirmed. Pay-to-play, unjustifiably massive speaking fees, and outright alarm within the Clinton camp that Hillary had been so lax with a private email server. Of course, the...
  • US-UK alliance seen outweighing Brexit trade concerns

    10/20/2016 5:54:52 AM PDT · by kimtom · 1 replies
    http://www.dawn.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON: The United States (US) looks unlikely to follow through on a threat to relegate Britain to second-class trade status once its ally leaves the European Union, as it weighs the potential costs of undermining the countries close diplomatic and military ties. President Barack Obama had warned ahead of Thursday's "Brexit" referendum that Britain would move to the back of the queue on US trade priorities if it voted to leave the bloc, well behind a much larger US European trade deal now under negotiation. But in the face of a severe financial market reaction to the vote to...
  • The President Should Not Tie His Successor's Hands

    10/19/2016 11:19:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2016 | Cliff May
    You’re probably familiar with the old story about the inebriated guy looking for his wallet at night under a streetlight — not because that’s where he dropped it but because what would be the point of poking around in the dark? This, in essence, has been the American approach to resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict for years. Over and over, the Israelis are asked to make concessions, to “take risks for peace.” Under pressure, they sometimes do. Reciprocal concessions are not demanded of Palestinian leaders because what would be the point of asking for what they can’t or won’t do? Hamas,...
  • TWITTER photo - did Hillary have earpiece in tonight's foreign policy forum?

    09/07/2016 8:35:10 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 140 replies
    twitter ^ | 9-7-16
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  • Duterte tells Obama not to question him about killings (Calls Obama "Son of Bitch")

    09/05/2016 6:36:52 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 40 replies
    AP ^ | 5 Sep 15 | Teresa Cerojano
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned President Barack Obama on Monday not to question him about extrajudicial killings, or "son of a bitch I will swear at you" when they meet in Laos during a regional summit. Duterte said before flying to Laos that he is a leader of a sovereign country and is answerable only to the Filipino people. He was answering a reporter's question about how he intends to explain the extrajudicial killings to Obama. More than 2,000 suspected drug pushers and users have been killed since Duterte launched a war on drugs after taking office on June 30....
  • Libya Epitomizes Clinton's Not-So-Smart Power (In which she escalates terrorism)

    07/06/2016 3:13:14 PM PDT · by yoe · 3 replies
    National Interest ^ | Feb. 5, 2016 | Christopher A. Preble
    A long profile on Hillary Clinton in the Washington Post earlier this week highlights (the 2011 Libyan intervention) as a key indicator of her approach to foreign policy. Clinton claims that the Libyan bombing campaign was an example of “smart power at its best.” If she actually believes that, it raises serious questions about her judgment, as well as about her ability to analyze foreign policy dispassionately and with the best interests of the United States at heart. If Clinton is willing to point to Libya as a “signature moment in her four-year tenure” as secretary of state, as the...
  • Lack of American Commitment Makes This a Dangerous Time

    05/19/2016 5:03:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In 1939, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and French Prime Minister Edouard Daladier warned Adolf Hitler that if the Third Reich invaded Poland, a European war would follow. Both leaders insisted that they meant it. But Hitler thought that after getting away with militarizing the Rhineland, annexing Austria and dismantling Czechoslovakia, the Allied appeasers were once again just bluffing. England and France declared war two days after Hitler entered Poland. Once hard-won deterrence is lost, it is almost impossible to restore credibility without terrible costs and danger. Last week, Russian officials warned the Obama administration about the installation of a...
  • Prince Mohammed bin Salman being groomed to jump succession line, claim Saudi throne

    05/01/2016 6:52:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 1, 2016 | Guy Taylor
    Saudi Arabia’s power behind the throne just took a big step into the spotlight. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the ambitious, impatient 30-year-old grandson of King Salman, last week was the public face for the launch of “Saudi Vision 2030,” a long-term blueprint designed to steer the kingdom’s economy through a brave new world of falling oil prices and rising competition. The plan marked just the latest move by the prince to put his stamp on the country’s economic, diplomatic and strategic agenda, emerging as the royal to watch as the Saudi ruling family tries to deal with a...
  • Obama’s Anti-Arab Views Confirm Suspicions

    03/23/2016 8:55:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 23 March 2016
    Jeffrey Goldberg’s appraisal of the “The Obama doctrine”, that has caused a furore in response to the president’s scathing views on America’s Arab allies, has done us a favour. Now we know beyond question where we stand in the US global pecking order, which appears to be way down the scale of the Obama administration’s priorities. Barack Obama no longer believes that the Middle East is “terribly important to American interests” but insists that the Saudis need to share the region with their Iranian foes in the form of a “cold peace”. Of great concern is his failure to disagree...
  • Trump Foreign Policy Adviser Hopes To Talk Him Out Of Torture

    03/23/2016 1:47:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    NPR ^ | 03/23/2016 | Steve Inskeep
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump, after some delay, has named a few of his foreign policy advisers. One says he hopes that if Trump is elected, cooler heads will persuade him not to carry through on some of his promises. Walid Phares is a writer, Fox News commentator and onetime national security adviser to 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Although scores of GOP foreign policy specialists wrote an open letter denouncing various Trump views as "unmoored in principle," "a recipe for economic disaster," "inexusable," or reflecting "the sentiment of a racketeer," Phares decided he could help the candidate. "It is...
  • Moderates in Iran—the Iranian Regime or its Political Opposition

    03/09/2016 7:08:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2016 | Raymond Tanter
    The search for moderates in Iran to justify the nuclear deal with Tehran would benefit from looking at the moderate Iranian opposition that rejects both clerical rule of Iran as well as acquiring nuclear weapons in word and deed. It is the main adversary of the Islamic Republic from within. Iran’s parliamentary elections took place on February 26. They prompted two narratives of the outcome. As headlined in The New York Times of Feb. 29, “Iranian President and Moderates Make Strong Gains in Elections.” But as noted in The Weekly Standard Magazine of Mar.14, Iran’s moderates only “Make-Believe” ones. The...
  • Three Types of People

    10/07/2015 4:42:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2015 | Allen West
    This past Sunday night I decided to watch some war movies, first “The Thin Red Line” and after that it was “American Sniper.” One of my favorite lines in the movie “American Sniper” is the dinner scene when Daddy Kyle explains that there are three types of people – sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. The statement surrounded a young Chris Kyle coming to the rescue of his younger brother, who was being beaten up by a schoolyard bully. When I think about the three types of people, it relates exactly to the current geopolitical situation we are facing. It is a...
  • How 7 years of Obama brought the world from Kumbaya to chaos

    10/04/2015 10:39:25 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 3, 2015 | NY Post Editorial Board
    <p>Three years ago, Obama ridiculed Mitt Romney’s statement that Russia remained America’s main foe, taunting: “The 1980s are calling to ask for their foreign policy back.”</p> <p>Four years earlier, Obama stood at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate to declare all people would join him around a global campfire and end the world’s evils and miseries.</p>
  • Why the Obama Team Can’t Make National-Security Decisions

    08/09/2015 2:26:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 8, 2015
    The US military now believes that Russian hackers, likely tied to the Putin regime, were behind last month’s massive cyber attack on the Defense Department’s e-mail servers. But don’t expect our government to respond. After all, that news comes on the heels of White House-Pentagon battling over just how much of a threat Vladimir Putin poses. Top US military commanders are imploring the administration to take seriously what Gen. Joseph Votel, head of the US Special Operations Command, calls an “existential threat” from Russia.