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  • McCain hits Trump for ignoring human rights in Philippines

    11/13/2017 9:36:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 13, 2017 | Brett Samuels
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday called it “sad” that President Trump did not make human rights a priority during his meeting with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. The White House said the two leaders “briefly” discussed human rights in the context of Duterte’s drug crackdown, but the Philippine president’s spokesman said the issue was not discussed. Since taking office in 2016, Duterte has carried out a “war on drugs,” which has led to thousands of killings of suspected drug dealers and users, according to Human Rights Watch. Trump praised Duterte at an Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit, saying the...
  • How grateful are nations that get U.S. military assistance?

    07/02/2017 8:05:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/2/2017 | Armando Simon
    American financial, humanitarian and military help began in the second half of the 20th century. Throughout America’s generosity in helping other countries, there has been an underlying, unspoken assumption that there would be gratitude on the part of the recipients. And we do, indeed, see gratitude being expressed -- only to vanish in a very short period of time afterwards, sometimes to the point of hostility replacing the gratitude (this phenomenon is not limited to the United States; we see this occurring time and again between countries).
  • Dr Sebastian Gorka with Bill Mitchell

    06/23/2017 6:43:41 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 6 replies
    Your Voice Radio and Video on YouTube ^ | 6/23/2017 | Dr. Sebastan Gorka and Bill Mitchell
    I visited Bill Mitchell's twitter page throughout the campaign and as a Trump supporter, it got you fired up. A few months back, Mitchell stepped up his game and started posting podcasts, and I listened to a couple. Good content. But just now I saw a couple of Youtube videos -- and particularly this one with Dr. Sebastian Gorka, one of Trump's key advisors. It's fantastic and I think you're going to love the Skye-like relatively low production videos. It's real and the guests I saw so far are great. Check it out. Rush and Hannity must be looking over...
  • More Rational Policies in Our Future?

    06/10/2017 6:31:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    In the wake of President Trump’s exit from the Paris climate treaty, reactions from other quarters were predictably swift, nasty, sanctimonious and hypocritical.Al Gore paused near one of the private jets he takes to hector lesser mortals to say the action will bring “a global weather apocalypse.” Billionaire Tom Steyer got rich selling coal but called the President’s action “a traitorous act of war.” Actor-activist Mark Ruffalo railed that Trump has “the death of whole nations on his hands.” Michael Moore said the action was “a crime against humanity.” Former President Obama said it threatened “the one planet we’ve...
  • How Do We Encourage Terrorism? Let Us Count The Ways

    06/03/2017 5:50:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2017 | Jeff Jacoby
    AT LEAST 80 victims were murdered in Kabul on Wednesday morning when a suspected car bomb blew up in a diplomatic area of the Afghan capital. As many as 400 people were wounded, most of them civilians.In Baghdad late Monday night, 27 people were killed when ISIS detonated two car bombs in busy commercial districts. One of the bombs exploded outside a popular ice cream shop, engulfing the building in a massive fireball and leaving the scene strewn with blood and severed limbs.In Egypt last Friday, a bus filled with Coptic Christians on their way to pray at a nearby monastery was stopped by Islamic State...
  • The Old German Problem

    06/01/2017 5:43:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Germans do not seem too friendly to Americans these days. According to a recent Harvard Kennedy School study of global media, 98 percent of German public television news portrays President Donald Trump negatively, making it by far the most anti-Trump media in the world. Yet the disdain predates the election of Trump, who is roundly despised here for his unapologetic anti-European Union views. In a 2015 Pew Research Center survey of European countries, Germany had the least favorable impression of America. Only about 50 percent of Germans expressed positive feelings toward the U.S. Former President Barack Obama, who visited here...
  • Chomsky's Venezuela Lesson

    05/31/2017 5:45:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2017 | John Stossel
    Venezuela descends into chaos. Its people, once the wealthiest in Latin America, starve. Even The New York Times runs headlines like "Dying Infants and No Medicine." My Venezuelan-born friend Kenny says his relatives are speaking differently. Cousins who once answered "Fine" or "Good" when asked, "How are you?" now say, "We're eating." Eating is a big deal in the country that's given birth to jokes about a "Venezuelan diet." A survey by three universities found 75 percent of Venezuelans lost an average 19 pounds this year. So are American celebrities who championed Venezuela's "people's revolution" embarrassed? Will they admit they...
  • Trump Acts Like a Competent, Conventional President Abroad

    05/26/2017 4:30:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Michael Barone
    What a difference a week makes. On May 19, President Donald Trump took off in Air Force One for the Middle East and Europe. He left behind a Washington and a nation buzzing about his firing of FBI Director James Comey, the multiple reasons he had given for doing so, the meeting he'd had with the Russian foreign minister a day later and his statement that Comey is a "nut job." The I-word -- impeachment -- was in the air as Democrats and mainstream media muttered that he was obstructing justice by attempting to throttle investigation of collusion with...
  • Killing C.I.A. Informants, China Crippled U.S. Spying Operations

    05/20/2017 12:50:41 PM PDT · by Theoria · 63 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 20 May 2017 | MARK MAZZETTI, ADAM GOLDMAN, MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    The Chinese government systematically dismantled C.I.A. spying operations in the country starting in 2010, killing or imprisoning more than a dozen sources over two years and crippling intelligence gathering there for years afterward. Current and former American officials described the intelligence breach as one of the worst in decades. It set off a scramble in Washington’s intelligence and law enforcement agencies to contain the fallout, but investigators were bitterly divided over the cause. Some were convinced that a mole within the C.I.A. had betrayed the United States. Others believed that the Chinese had hacked the covert system the C.I.A. used...
  • What Is America's Goal in the World?

    05/12/2017 4:23:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    For the World War II generation there was clarity. The attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec 7, 1941, united the nation as it had never been before -- in the conviction that Japan must be smashed, no matter how long it took or how many lives it cost. After the defeat of the Axis powers in 1945, however, Americans divided. Only with the Berlin Blockade of 1948, the fall of China to Mao and Russia's explosion of an atom bomb in 1949, and North Korea's invasion of the South in 1950, did we unite around the proposition that, for our own...
  • 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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