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  • The Deep State Exposed: Investigation Uncovers Foggy Bottom Anti-Trump Leak Factory

    09/17/2018 8:12:45 PM PDT · by bitt · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/17/2018 | Christina Wong
    It was mid-May, about six weeks after Trump appointee Mari Stull began her new job as senior adviser at the State Department’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs. As senior adviser at the bureau, Stull was in charge of making sure President Trump’s agenda was represented at the many international organizations the U.S. participates in and mostly funds, such as the United Nations and its various agencies. Stull and her boss, Amb. Kevin Moley, had just left for a trip to Geneva for the World Health Assembly. Back at the State Department, Erin Barclay, a senior career diplomat at the IO...
  • Botched CIA Communications System Helped Blow Cover of Chinese Agents

    09/03/2018 12:48:08 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 28 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | August 18, 2018 | Zach Dorfman
    "It was considered one of the CIA’s worst failures in decades: Over a two-year period starting in late 2010, Chinese authorities systematically dismantled the agency’s network of agents across the country, executing dozens of suspected U.S. spies. But since then, a question has loomed over the entire debacle. How were the Chinese able to roll up the network? Now, nearly eight years later, it appears that the agency botched the communication system it used to interact with its sources, according to five current and former intelligence officials. The CIA had imported the system from its Middle East operations, where the...
  • Trump seeks to revive ‘Arab NATO’ to confront Iran

    07/29/2018 6:48:55 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 17 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | Jul 29, 2018 | Reuters Washington
    <p>The Trump administration is quietly pushing ahead with a bid to create a new security and political alliance with six Gulf Arab states, Egypt and Jordan, in part to counter Iran’s expansion in the region, according to U.S. and Arab officials.</p>
  • Gotcha!--Deep State Foiled Trying To Sabotage Trump’s Foreign Policy

    05/19/2018 6:53:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    "We called the White House and they acted swiftly on the Friday event, which has since been postponed," said a staff member for Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who complained that the event would have openly undermined President Donald Trump’s agenda on Cuba."The event in question has been postponed," a State Department official confirmed."This (event) was designed to embarrass the president and Pompeo—somebody needs to be held to account," one source said. "The fact that State Department officials were advancing a program that is so slanted and completely at odds with the president's directive on Cuba, I am concerned what...
  • NBC Touts Mexico Scolding Trump For Comment Media Misled Public About

    05/18/2018 12:55:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 17, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    The liberal media made fools out of themselves Wednesday as nearly every major news outlet rushed to breathlessly report that President Trump had called all illegal immigrants to the United States “animals.” Of course, the glaring problem with their claims was that they were totally false. And despite the fact the media had to issue reams of retractions and corrections, NBC Nightly News and Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo kept up the charade Thursday evening. Here is Trump’s comment, complete with the full context: UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: There could be an MS-13 gang member I know about, if they don't reach...
  • Anti-Israel WH Reporters Demand Israel Show ‘Restraint,’ Blame Them for Palestinian Deaths

    05/14/2018 4:04:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 14, 2018 | Curtis Houck
    Considering the liberal mediaÂ’s history of being anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian, MondayÂ’s White House Press Briefing featured plenty of leading questions for Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah suggesting that Israel was responsible for the deadly protests by Palestinians along with the Israeli/Gaza border. This all came as the U.S. Embassy opened in Jerusalem. Some were fair (such as one from the Fox News ChannelÂ’s John Roberts) and others touched on the controversy of the Trump administration inviting Pastors John Hagee and Robert Jeffress, but the most obnoxious ones came concerning the brazen violence by Palestinians. Anti-Israel WH Reporters Demand Israel...
  • David Brooks Expresses Grudging New Respect for Trump's Foreign Policy Accomplishments

    05/11/2018 3:34:29 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 11, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    David Brooks! You can now expect your invitations to trendy Manhattan and Georgetown parties to not so mysteriously dry up. Your crime? Despite being one of the most prominent Never Trumpers out there, you actually (GASP!) dared to praise President Donald Trump's foreign policy. Such a Thought Crime must be punished with a public shunning. Yes, despite his previous record as an Antifa Ninja Play Warrior of The Resistance which began on the heels of the 2016 election, Brooks has come around to grudging support for Trump's foreign policy in his May 10 New York Times column, Donald Trump’s Lizard Wisdom [emphasis mine]:
  • More of the Same: Democrats Constantly Undermine American Foreign Policy

    05/05/2018 8:20:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    The Boston Globe's report that former Secretary of State John Kerry met with foreign officials to discuss saving the Iran nuclear deal is the latest reminder that Democrats consistently seek to appease America's enemies while spitting in the eye of our commander-in-chief. More than a decade ago, then Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi and a gang of other Democratic leaders defied American foreign policy and met with the ruthless and brutal Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Pelosi extended an open-hand to an isolated country that had a penchant for violating the rights of its civilians, sponsoring terrorism, and threatening war...
  • Trump's Saudi Policy Gamble

    04/27/2018 5:57:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2018 | Michael Barone
    Seventy-three years ago, Franklin D. Roosevelt, on his trip back from the Yalta conference with Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin, held his last meeting with foreign leaders, aboard the USS Quincy in the Suez Canal's Great Bitter Lake. One was with the desert warrior king, Abdul Aziz ibn Saud, who sailed in with seven live sheep and a tent to sleep in on deck. The United States had provided almost all of its allies with all the oil they used during World War II. But there were (unfounded) fears that American wells were tapped out, while American geologists produced (well-founded)...
  • Last Ditch Efforts by Iran Lobby to Save Nuclear Deal Wasted

    04/21/2018 8:41:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2018 | James Lee
    The Iran lobby is digging deep in an effort to drum up support from anyone and anywhere to preserve the Iran nuclear deal including circulating a letter from members of the French, British and German parliaments addressed to the U.S. Congress.The letter is rife with the same common misperceptions that the Iran lobby has worked hard to foist on an unsuspecting world. None have done as much spadework in engineering this plethora of fake news than the National Iranian American Council.Among the common misperceptions in the letter are:“The only reason we were able to achieve this breakthrough is that we stood...
  • Iran Warns of New 'War' As It Boosts Ties With Syria, Iraq and Lebanon

    04/20/2018 1:17:52 AM PDT · by blueplum · 22 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 18 Apr 2018 | Tom O'Connor
    Iran's supreme leader warned top officials Wednesday that their country was facing threats of espionage and subversion from foreign foes who sought to undermine the Islamic Republic and its increasingly large sphere of influence in the Middle East. {snip} Iran has also shored up its relations with neighboring Iraq, where a 2003 U.S. invasion installed a Shiite Muslim government much friendlier to Iran and spurred a Sunni Muslim insurgency that ultimately helped to form ISIS... With ISIS largely defeated, these paramilitary fighters were made official members of the country's armed forces and they have threatened to expel the U.S. military...
  • Trump: Prisoner of the War Party?

    04/17/2018 8:18:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    "Ten days ago, President Trump was saying 'the United States should withdraw from Syria.' We convinced him it was necessary to stay." Thus boasted French President Emmanuel Macron Saturday, adding, "We convinced him it was necessary to stay for the long term." Is the U.S. indeed in the Syrian civil war "for the long term"? If so, who made that fateful decision for this republic? U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley confirmed Sunday there would be no drawdown of the 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, until three objectives were reached. We must fully defeat ISIS, ensure chemical weapons would not again...
  • The Indo-Pacific Quad Confronts China

    04/11/2018 1:09:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2018 | Austin Bay
    U.S. Pacific Command still calls itself PACOM, but it appears INDO-PACOM -- India-Pacific Command -- might be the acronym of the future. Pentagon and State Department studies now routinely refer to the "Indo-Pacific region," as do the defense and foreign policy papers authored by their counterparts in Japan and Australia. "INDO" obviously contracts Indian Ocean, equivalent to "PAC." However, Chinese admirals in Beijing detect another implication: the huge nation that dominates that body of water -- India. To paraphrase Shakespeare's Hamlet, aye, there's the rub. For China, India is a very large rub. The subcontinent dominates the Indian Ocean. China,...
  • An Attack Syria Did Not Do

    04/11/2018 12:42:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2018 | Terry Jeffrey
    The Airbus A300 was supposed to be on a short flight across the water to an affluent tourism center. There were 290 people on board. In the first few minutes of the flight, a Defense Department report would later explain, the Airbus followed a regular commercial air corridor, climbing toward an assigned altitude of 14,000 feet. But at 13,500 feet there was an explosion -- and the plane fell into sea. All on board were killed. President Ronald Reagan, as the Associated Press reported that Fourth of July weekend in 1988, soon issued a written statement. "This is a terrible...
  • How Trump's Presidency Will Be Judged

    04/03/2018 8:55:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    On many issues -- naming Scalia-like judges and backing Reagan-like tax cuts -- President Trump is a conventional Republican. Where he was exceptional in 2016, where he stood out starkly from his GOP rivals, where he won decisive states like Pennsylvania, was on his uniquely Trumpian agenda to put America and Americans first -- from which the Bush Republicans recoiled. Trump alone pledged to kill amnesty and secure the border with a 30-foot wall to halt the invasion of our country. Trump alone pledged to end the de-industrialization of America and bring back our lost factories and lost jobs....
  • John Bolton plans to fire dozens of White House officials: report

    03/24/2018 6:11:41 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 72 replies
    thehill.com ^ | March 24, 2018 | Avery Anapol
    President Trump’s new national security advisor is reportedly planning major staffing changes at the National Security Council. Sources close to the situation told Foreign Policy that John Bolton is preparing to “clean house” and remove nearly all of the political appointees brought in by his predecessor. “Bolton can and will clean house,” one former White House official told Foreign Policy. Another former official said that any National Security Council officials appointed under former President Obama “should start packing their shit.” Foreign Policy reported that Bolton is planning to remove dozens of current officials, with a focus on those who have...
  • John Bolton: 'A Reagan Realist' and a Brilliant Choice

    03/25/2018 10:56:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 25, 2018 | Claudia Rosett
    Donald Trump transition meetings, New York, USA - 02 Dec 2016 John Bolton is a superb choice for national security advisor, though you wouldn't know that from the lamentations and doomsday prophecies issuing from the media since President Trump tweeted the news that on April 9 Ambassador Bolton will take over this pivotal White House post from Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster. As the New York-Washington headline consensus would have it, Bolton is a rogue war-monger, an ultra-hardline uber-hawk, a one-man MIRVed missile raring to blow up the planet. He inspires terror at the New York Times, where the...
  • Nobody Knows Anything About China: Including the Chinese Government

    03/22/2018 10:52:54 PM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 54 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | March 21, 2018 | James Palmer
    As a foreigner in China, you get used to hearing the retort “You don’t know China!” spat at you by locals. It’s usually a knee-jerk reaction to some uncomfortable modern issue or in defense of one of the many historical myths children in the mainland are taught as unshakeable facts about the world. But it’s also true. We don’t know China. Nor, however, do the Chinese — not even the government. We don’t know China because, in ways that have generally not been acknowledged, virtually every piece of information issued from or about the country is unreliable, partial, or distorted....
  • What? ABC Panelist Suggests Tillerson Was Fired to Ensure a War With Iran

    03/18/2018 4:46:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 18, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In what really could only be described as a completely bonkers conspiracy theory, The Nation magazine editor Katrina vanden Heuvel suggested Sunday that Rex Tillerson was fired from the secretary of state position because his replacement was funded by the Koch brothers and because the administration wanted a war with Iran. If youÂ’re confused, donÂ’t worry, the rest of the liberal panel on ABCÂ’s This Week didnÂ’t seem to be able to follow her convoluted mess either. The ridiculousness began when a conversation about the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was derailed by vanden Heuvel, who decided...
  • Meet the Press Panel Freaks: Incompetent Trump Handing NoKo a Victory

    03/11/2018 6:49:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 11, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    When it was first announced last Thursday that President Trump was to personally meet with North Korea Dictator Kim Jong-un for negotiations, the media’s response varied from optimistic to seething anger. But with some time, it appears as though their consensus is now to denounce the idea as was blatantly obvious on Sunday’s Meet the Press. The entire panel up in arms and fretting that Trump was either going to hand North Korea a victory or blow a gasket at the meeting and start a war. Moderator Chuck Todd, still bitter because Trump called him a “sleeping son of a...