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  • China, Russia, and the Long 'Unipolar Moment'

    01/17/2018 10:22:52 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 7 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | N. Sears
    Despite the “rise and fall of the unipolar concert,” China and Russia’s balancing strategies have backfired: they are not leading to multipolarity, but are actually reinforcing unipolarity. The reason is that China and Russia’s balancing strategies have focused on regional “revisionism,” which has provoked powerful responses in East Asia and Europe to contain them. Russia’s balancing strategy has to a large extent proven to be counter-productive. Instead of preventing the expansion of NATO through a “divide and conquer” strategy, or driving a diplomatic wedge between the United States and Europe, Russian revisionism has united NATO...Perhaps most illustrative of all, a...
  • Stephanopoulos Exploits Death of US Soldier to Take a Shot at Trump

    01/14/2018 1:01:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 14, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    ABC Clinton lackey George Stephanopoulos stepped up the liberal media’s condemnation of President Trump during Sunday’s This Week by heinously exploiting the heroic death of a U.S. soldier to take a snide shot at the President for his recent immigration comments. As he was wrapping up the show, Stephanopoulos drew attention to the death of Private Emmanuel Mensah. Private Mensah was an immigrant from Ghana who sacrificed himself to save several others from a fire that was consuming the apartment building he was staying at with family while he was on leave. Stephanopoulos Exploits Death of US Soldier to Take a...
  • Trump Threatens to Deal Another Blow to the Palestinian Cause

    01/11/2018 3:23:13 AM PST · by lowbuck · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11 January 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    President Trump set off another Twitter firestorm last week when he hinted that he may be considering cutting off hundreds of millions of dollars in annual U.S. aid to the Palestinians. snip In the meantime, most other "refugees" the world over have long ago moved on. snip Trump may be rash and unfamiliar with the stagnant Middle East peace process, but his political instincts are probably correct. Polls show that less than 20 percent of Americans support the Palestinian cause. Many U.S. citizens are tired of subsidizing those who claim that they do not like their benefactors in the United...
  • A United Freedom Alliance

    01/08/2018 6:16:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2017 | Terry Paulsen
    If you haven’t yet realized it, President Trump has no trouble defying the conventions, norms and policies established by the previous forty-four presidents. According to John F. Kelly, the White House Chief of Staff, the president often meets with aides to discuss policy or prepare for a speech. He may ask about the pros and cons of a given approach, its possible impact, or the best way to frame his case. But according to Kelly, there is one thing he almost never does, “He very seldom asks how other presidents did this.” One such decision was President Trump’s announcement to...
  • Newt Gingrich: Trump and Iran -- Leading from the front

    01/04/2018 10:11:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 4, 2018 | Newt Gingrich
    There could be no greater contrast in leadership on the world stage and in interpreting reality than President Obama’s “lead from behind” model in Iran versus President Trump’s “lead from the front” model. When the Iranian people demonstrated against the nation’s dictatorship in 2009, President Obama was weak and quiet. He was so interested in getting a nuclear arms deal with the dictatorship that he did not want to irritate Iran’s leaders In all fairness, the Obama administration was an accurate reflection of the dominant academic elite theory of the world. In the view of the left, appeasement is always...
  • Iran Starts Killing Protesters, ABC Ignores While CBS and NBC Downplay

    12/31/2017 5:54:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 31, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    The anti-government protests targeting government and religious leaders sweeping across Iran took a bloody turn Sunday as overnight reports surfaces of two protestors being killed at the hands of the corrupt government. Disgustingly, the deaths didn’t trigger much air on the three major American networks. ABC’s Good Morning America had a blackout of the deaths and protests all together while NBC only found 24 seconds for them. CBS finally discovered the protests, as they continued into their fourth day, dedicating a meager 16 seconds. Instead of allowing serious time for the brutal murders of Iranian civilians and the protests, whose...
  • CBS Questions if Trump Supporting Iranian People ‘The Wrong Thing to Do’

    12/31/2017 3:12:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 31, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    After CBS initially ignored the Iranian people’s uprising against their oppressors from Thursday to Saturday, and then downplayed the murder of two protesters and shootings of others earlier on Sunday, White House Correspondent Major Garrett finally dedicated some sort of significant time to the subject (two minutes 31 seconds) for the network when he was filling in on Face The Nation. Unfortunately, he only brushed over the details and questioned if President Trump should be speaking out in support of the people fighting for freedom. Garrett began the show with an interview with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and before getting...
  • 2017 Was the Year I Learned About My White Privilege

    12/28/2017 2:02:14 PM PST · by WatchungEagle · 58 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | DECEMBER 27, 2017 | Max Boot
    2017 Was the Year I Learned About My White Privilege I used to be a smart-alecky conservative who scoffed at “political correctness.” The Trump era has opened my eyes. In college — this was in the late 1980s and early 1990s at the University of California, Berkeley — I used to be one of those smart-alecky young conservatives who would scoff at the notion of “white male privilege” and claim that anyone propagating such concepts was guilty of “political correctness.” As a Jewish refugee from the Soviet Union, I felt it was ridiculous to expect me to atone for the...
  • MSNBC Frets New U.S. Attitude With U.N. Could Threaten Global Peace

    12/26/2017 5:57:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 26, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    NBC and MSNBC have been on a crusade during the Christmas season to smear and slam the United States at every opportunity because of the Trump administration’s new direction in dealing with the inept United Nations. During Tuesday’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, fill-in host Ayman Mohyeldin and former Obama-era Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Evelyn Farkas were worried that the U.S. negotiated spending cut was politically motivated and that the administration’s attitude towards the U.N. could harm the U.N. mission of preventing “global war.” After introducing Farkas, Mohyeldin downplayed the U.N.’s wastefulness by describing it as a “somewhat a bloated bureaucracy.”...
  • Three Seas, One Aim: Preserving Liberty

    12/22/2017 9:28:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2017 | Ed Feulner
    Nearly 30 years ago, the people of Eastern Europe were freed from the yoke of communism. Their liberation is a reminder that the Cold War didn’t just end -- it was won. And it was won because the ideas espoused by leaders such as Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II were far stronger than any army the Soviet Union could ever field. But eternal vigilance, as the saying goes, is the price of liberty. Freedom that is won can, through neglect, become freedom lost. Which is why, since the lifting of the Iron Curtain, America has...
  • Trump’s National Security Strategy Reverses Obama’s Policy Of Leading From Behind

    12/19/2017 5:20:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 19, 2017 | Megan G. Oprea
    Now that the National Security Strategy has been released, the American public can get a closer look at what the Trump administration considers important for foreign policyThe Trump administration released its National Security Strategy (NSS) yesterday to a media and foreign policy establishment that waited with bated breath. Everyone has something to say about it, and criticisms abound. Yet there’s no doubt the NSS got one thing right: China and Russia are indeed America’s major national security threats.Congress requires the White House to release a National Security Strategy every two years. This document outlines the administration’s top national security...
  • Five Takeaways From Trump’s National Security Strategy

    12/19/2017 4:01:09 AM PST · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 7 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | December 18, 2017 | Peter Feaver
    “America First” is officially all grown up. President Donald Trump unveils his National Security Strategy (NSS) today in a big set-piece speech at the Reagan Center. There is a lively debate about the utility of these documents among experts and I am squarely on the side of those who argue that they provide an important window into the thinking of an administration. As I explain below, such windows may be especially important for this administration and so this is a document worth studying. Such deeper reflection may change my assessment, but I have a more-positive-than-expected reaction, however, as reflected in...
  • Trump Lays Out His National Security Vision: America Will Win

    12/18/2017 1:58:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking from the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C. Monday afternoon, President Trump officially laid out his National Security Strategy focused on four specific areas guided by America first principles."Our new strategy is based on a principled realism, guided by our vital national interests and rooted in our timeless values. This strategy recognizes that whether we like it or not, we are engaged in a new era of competition.  We accept that vigorous military, economic, and political contests are now playing out around the world," Trump said. "We know that American success is not a forgone conclusion.  It must...
  • CNN Media Panel Claims Trump Is Leading World Dictators on Press Crackdown

    12/17/2017 2:53:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 105 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 16, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    If you thought CNN’s open anti-Trump hysteria couldn’t get any wilder, then buckle up, because at the end of Reliable Sources on Sunday host Brian Stelter led a segment dedicated to press crackdowns by dictators and how the President’s “fake news” call-outs were helping them. Stelter began the segment with a monologue about the case of “award-winning Mexican journalist, Emilio Gutierrez, and his son,” who was staying in the U.S. illegally and were now detained and facing deportation. “Emilio was tried, he sought refugee status. He was denied and his appeal failed. So he fled to the U.S. in 2008...
  • 'Nation' Writer on Russia 'Hacking': 'I’ve Never Seen Media Malpractice Like This'

    12/16/2017 8:13:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 16, 2018 | Tom Blumer
    On Friday, Fox News's Tucker Carlson interviewed Stephen F. Cohen, a contributing editor at The Nation. Cohen sharply criticized coverage at the Washington Post and the New York Times, and more generally stated that he has "never seen media malpractice" like the establishment press's year-long effort to breathe life into what he insists has been a completely ginned-up claim that Russia tried to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Given that it has leaned hard-left during its entire existence, it might stun readers here to know that Cohen, who is married to magazine editor Katrina vanden Heuvel, strongly believes, based on...
  • Bombshell: Newly Released Emails Reveal Obama Admin’s Reaction to Benghazi

    04/29/2014 9:08:15 PM PDT · by robowombat · 26 replies
    Tea Party Network ^ | April 29, 2014 | Greg Campbell
    BOMBSHELL! Newly Released Emails Reveal Obama Admin’s Reaction to Benghazi April 29, 2014 By Greg Campbell Emails obtained by Judicial Watch have revealed that the top priority after the Benghazi terrorist attack was not national security nor was it ensuring a proper investigation into who orchestrated an attack on our consulate that left four Americans dead. No, the priority of top advisors in the earliest days after the Benghazi attack was ensuring that President Obama “looked good” prior the 2012 election. As part of a Freedom of Information Lawsuit, the Obama Administration released nearly 100 pages of documents to Judicial...
  • Lefty Greenwald Rips CNN for Lack of Transparency with Fake News Story

    12/10/2017 9:58:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 10, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In an extensive piece published by The Intercept on Saturday, co-founder of the news site Glenn Greenwald excoriated CNN (as well as a host of other news outlets) for recklessly advancing agenda driven stories involving the Russia investigation, with no transparency when the stories blow up in their face and go viral with fake news. Greenwald began by noting how “Friday was one of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time.”“The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with countless pundits, commentators and operatives joining the party throughout...
  • Red Lines & Lost Credibility

    11/06/2017 10:31:50 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 07, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    A major goal of this Asia trip, said National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster, is to rally allies to achieve the "complete, verifiable and permanent denuclearization of the Korean peninsula." Yet Kim Jong Un has said he will never give up his nuclear weapons. He believes the survival of his dynastic regime depends upon them. Hence we are headed for confrontation. Either the U.S. or North Korea backs down, as Nikita Khrushchev did in the Cuban missile crisis, or there will be war. In this new century, U.S. leaders continue to draw red lines that threaten acts of war that...
  • North Korea's Criminal Sovereignty

    11/01/2017 8:49:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2017 | Austin Bay
    The economic and political sanctions regimen the Trump Administration has placed on North Korea and its corporate enablers may help undermine one of the dictatorship's most important industries: its global organized crime operation. Military and diplomatic analysts agree that criminal organizations influence several ongoing wars. But crime syndicate participation is rarely a decisive factor. However, trans-national narcotics trafficking organizations like Mexico's notorious drug cartels have the financial resources to bribe key government and law enforcement officials. They can also hire gunmen with military-level combat skills and arm these gunmen with better weapons than the federal police. The drug lords then...
  • Corker to use power in Senate, alliance with Flake to question Trump on foreign policy

    10/29/2017 6:15:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2017 | Guy Taylor
    President Trump has dubbed him “Liddle Bob Corker” on Twitter, but the Tennessee Republican still wields big-time influence over American foreign policy. While the recent criticism of Mr. Trump from Mr. Corker and from Sen. Jeff Flake — both longtime moderate Republicans and both on their way out at the end of next year — might seem like garden-variety theatrics from two lame-duck lawmakers, Capitol Hill sources say the implications are deep. Mr. Corker heads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, of which Mr. Flake is a member, and has suggested he intends to use the panel as a forum in...