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  • Anti-Semitic Congresswoman Defames Jewish-American Hero

    02/13/2019 8:44:16 PM PST · by bitt · 56 replies ^ | 2/13/2019 | david rutz
    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) and U.S. special envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams got into a fiery exchange on Wednesday that began with her wondering why anything he said could be considered credible after his role in the Iran-Contra scandal. Abrams testified in front of the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the U.S. response to the crisis in Venezuela, which has collapsed under far-left policies that have decimated its economy and caused hyperinflation, starvation and medical shortages. The Trump administration is supporting Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido and said authoritarian President Nicolas Maduro must step down and leave the country....
  • Evoking Legacy of Soviet Communism, Pompeo Slams Ongoing ‘Russian Aggression'

    02/12/2019 4:44:55 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | Feb 12, 2019 | Theodore Kupfer
    Pompeo began his trip with a Monday stop at the statue of Ronald Reagan in Budapest’s Liberty Square, completed in 2011 to commemorate his administration’s stalwart opposition to the Soviets. Then, on Tuesday morning in Bratislava, the secretary of state visited the Gate of Freedom memorial at Slovakia’s Austrian border. He ended the day with a meeting with Poland’s foreign minister, Jakub Czaputowicz. At every stop, Pompeo reminded his audience of U.S. and international reporters of the grim legacy of Soviet Communism while paying tribute to his host countries, which, he said, “cast off the Soviet yoke.” At the Gate...
  • Financial Blacklisting: NewsGuard Advises Advertisers to Avoid Pro-Trump Media

    02/01/2019 7:15:42 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Breitbart Tech ^ | January 31, 2019 | Allum Bokhari
    NewsGuard, the news-filtering browser extension recently partnered with Microsoft and run by neoconservatives, Obama-Clinton alumni, and other assorted Trump haters, has advised advertisers to withdraw their business from websites on its blacklist of “unreliable” news websites — a list that includes Breitbart News, The Drudge Report, and the Daily Mail. NewsGuard’s tactic is similar the one used by far-left smear peddlers Sleeping Giants, whose mission is to spread baseless accusations of racism and white supremacy to the advertisers of pro-Trump media outlets in order to put them out of business and silence their voice. Two of the sites on NewsGuard’s...
  • Senate vote rebukes Trump on Syria, Afghanistan

    01/31/2019 6:46:51 PM PST · by lodi90 · 99 replies
    WSBT ^ | 1/31/2019 | Mary Jalonek
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bipartisan rebuke to President Donald Trump, the Senate has voted 68-23 to advance an amendment that would oppose withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria and Afghanistan. The amendment from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Islamic State and al-Qaida militants still pose a serious threat to the United States and warns that "a precipitous withdrawal" of U.S. forces from Syria and Afghanistan could allow the groups to regroup and destabilize the countries.
  • Return of the Neocons!

    01/21/2019 1:18:23 PM PST · by rintintin · 64 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Jan 14 2019 | Matt Taibbi
    Neoconservatives, the architects of the War on Terror, are the political version of Jason in Friday the 13th: You can never bank on them being completely dead. They just hide under a log until the next funder appears. The neocon media tribune, the Weekly Standard, did indeed fold recently. In no time they had a new voice: The Bulwark, edited by former Weekly Standard and current NBC/MSNBC contributor Charlie Sykes, with Weekly Standard founder
  • Polishing Jonah Goldberg

    01/01/2019 9:12:51 PM PST · by an amused spectator · 36 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 29, 2018 | Ed Morrow - American Greatness
    Jonah Goldberg wrote a column for National Review before departing for his Christmas holiday in Hawaii. Was it a retelling of a long ago night before Christmas, when a tiny Jonah in footy PJs couldn’t sleep for hope of a pony under the tree? No. It was a screed titled “Conservative Facts.” What set off Goldberg was a column in American Greatness by Chris Buskirk titled “Death of The Weekly Standard Signals Rebirth of the Right.” Goldberg speckles his efforts with pop culture references to things like Star Trek. Example: in this column, he says Washington “picked a wrong week...
  • The Establishment Will Never Say No to a War

    12/25/2018 8:32:42 PM PST · by vannrox · 30 replies
    Intelligencer ^ | 21DEC18 | Andrew Sullivan
    The Establishment Will Never Say No to a War By Andrew Sullivan A U.S. Army convoy in northern Syria. Photo: Sebastian Backhaus/NurPhoto via Getty Images The question before us is a relatively simple one: What would be the criteria for removing our remaining troops from the Iraqi, Syrian, and more general Middle Eastern conflicts? Or, for that matter, from Afghanistan, where we have been trapped for more than 17 long years of still open-ended occupation? If the answer to that question is that only when each of these countries is a healthy pro-American democracy, and Islamist terrorism has ceased to...
  • Fake conservative Kristol paid the Bill for opposing The Donald

    12/20/2018 9:52:51 AM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies
    The Star Ledger ^ | 12.17.18 | Paul Mulshine
    Most of my fellow members of the mainstream media are of the opinion that last week was a bad one for President Donald Trump. I beg to differ. Last week it was announced that the Weekly Standard was going out of business. It seems there’s no market for a “conservative” publication dedicated to opposing Trump. That’s good news. It’s further proof that - if there’s one thing Trump has done since assuming office - it is solidifying his support among conservatives. As for the “conservatives” who worked in the offices of the Standard until last week, only inside the Beltway...
  • What made The Weekly Standard great

    12/16/2018 2:12:57 PM PST · by Widget Jr · 55 replies
    The Week ^ | 12/14/2018 | Matthew Miller
    When it was announced on Friday that The Weekly Standard would print its last issue after nearly a quarter of a century, I was astonished. Who would ever have guessed that The American Conservative, the upstart anti-war magazine founded by Pat Buchanan and Scott McConnell in 2002, would outlast Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes' neoconservative colossus? If you had asked me five years ago, I would have said it was about as likely as the star of Celebrity Apprentice winning the White House on a reactionary populist platform. It's worth saying at the outset that I and millions of other...
  • Russian attack on Ukrainian ships: who has a right to do what in the Azov Sea

    11/30/2018 11:09:48 AM PST · by · 46 replies ^ | 2018/11/30 - 11:14 • Russian Aggression
    Russia is preparing to put 24 Ukrainian sailors on trial after attacking and seizing their three Navy vessels near the Kerch Strait on 25 November. The vessels were heading to the Ukrainian port of Mariupol in a bid to strengthen the Ukrainian military presence in the Azov Sea, in response to Russia's ongoing blockade in the area. The Ukrainian National Defense and Security Council recognized the Russian attack as an act of unprovoked aggression and Ukraine has imposed a state of martial law in nearly half of the country in response. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin has called the whole...
  • Trump says he’s canceling meeting with Putin over Ukraine

    11/29/2018 9:17:13 AM PST · by tlozo · 67 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Nov 29, 2018 | Christina Prignano
    President Donald Trump is canceling his G-20 summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin over Russia’s conflict with Ukraine, Trump announced in a tweet on Thursday. Putin and Trump were set to meet on Saturday at the summit of world leaders in Argentina, the Kremlin said this week. Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump Based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russia, I have decided it would be best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously scheduled meeting.... 17.2K 11:34 AM - Nov 29, 2018
  • Giselle Donnelly can finally be herself

    10/13/2018 3:51:49 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 32 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | October 12, 2018 | Josh Rogin
    The conservative national security community in Washington is not known for its enlightened thinking on gender identity. Yet, so far, Giselle said, she has received nothing but support from her bosses at the American Enterprise Institute, where she works as a resident fellow in defense and security studies. AEI President Arthur Brooks and Vice President for Foreign Policy Danielle Pletka told me their decision to support Giselle was a simple one, since she’s the same person dedicated to the same principles that made her a good fit for the institution all this time. “We are proud that she is part...
  • The weak American hand in Syria

    10/06/2018 10:05:06 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 4 replies
    The (Progressive Leftist) Hill ^ | October 6, 2018 | Monica Duffy Toft
    The Syrian civil war at last shows signs of coming to an end. That end will be a bitter humanitarian disaster, and it will result in the temporary consolidation of power by the government of Bashar Hafez Al-Assad. None of this is in doubt. What is in doubt is what role, if any, the United States might play in the final weeks. The source of that doubt lies in a major shift in U.S. foreign policy brought about by Donald Trump’s election as president and a growing realization that the Cold War practice of exchanging stability for justice has returned...
  • Boot Cites Cromwell’s Military Coup In Call To Oust Trump

    08/23/2018 12:13:30 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 57 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 23, 2018 | David Marcus
    In Thursday’s Washington Post, columnist Max Boot provides a call to arms for those who seek to oust the sitting president of the United States. His column claims that the presidency has now been shown to be illegitimate because of this week’s allegations and that Congress should have already acted on impeachment. None of this is surprising, Trump’s has been the photo on Boot’s dartboard for some time now, but in his zesty finale, Boot may have revealed a bit too much. He writes: The voters of the United States must now say to this Congress what Oliver Cromwell said...
  • A military coup in Venezuela could pave the way to democracy, or to a Russian/Chinese protectorate

    08/16/2018 2:57:23 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 2018 | Andres Oppenheimer
    Trump administration officials have made thinly veiled calls for a military coup that would topple the Venezuelan dictatorship and pave the way for democracy. But some well-respected academics are warning that a military coup would more likely produce a Russia or China-backed anti-American dictatorship. Evan Ellis, a Latin America expert with the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute, and Brian Fonseca, a professor at Florida International University who has written extensively about the Venezuelan military, are among those who believe that a military coup in Venezuela would probably lead to a pro-Russian or pro-China regime, rather than to a...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Weigel, World Youth Day, and a onservative Catholicism that Doesn’t Exist

    08/08/2018 4:55:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | August 8, 2018 | Steve Skojec
    Today, someone sent me the latest column at First Things by American Catholic writer and papal biographer George Weigel, entitled “WYD-1993: The Turning Point.” I am not, in general, a fan of Weigel’s work, which I find by turns dull and frustrating — often both. This column is no exception, and yet it serves as a potent illustration of something very much worth talking about: that so-called “Conservative Catholicism” is illusory — a self-imposed, often starkly tone-deaf deception designed to maintain an incredibly destructive lie: that the Catholicism you’ve been given your whole life is the real thing, and therefore,...
  • GOP seeks separation from Trump on Russia

    07/19/2018 6:55:43 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Alexander Bolton and Jordain Carney
    Republicans on Capitol Hill are scrambling to distance themselves from President Trump’s controversial comments on Russia earlier this week. With less than four months before the election, Senate Republican leaders say they will likely act on legislation sponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) this year. That measure would impose stiff economic penalties on Russia if it meddles in a U.S. election in 2018 and beyond. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has indicated to colleagues that he may bring the bill straight to the floor, skipping the committee process to save time. White House press...
  • Yes, We Should Fight for Montenegro

    07/19/2018 6:30:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    National Review ^ | July 18, 2018 | David French
    Once again, Donald Trump has raised questions about America’s commitment to NATO, this time in an interview with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson. Carlson asked a variation of the typical question about American military commitments overseas: Why send our kids to fight in obscure foreign lands? Membership in NATO obligates the members to defend any other member that’s attacked. So let’s say Montenegro, which joined last year, is attacked. Why should my son go to Montenegro to defend it from attack?
  • The Return of the Soviet Union

    07/08/2018 6:27:45 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 41 replies
    WSJ / Hudson Inst. ^ | May 6th, 2005 | David Satter
    (President Bush ascends the reviewing stand in Red Square on May 9 for ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany.) Although communism was the moral nadir of modern Russian history it was also the period when Russia was at the height of its power...Vladimir Putin in a speech last year referred to the breakup of the Soviet Union as “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.” This type of nostalgia is not harmless. Not only does it ignore the fact that the Soviet Union was just as terroristic as Nazi Germany. It also reflects what Hannah...
  • Stopping “War Games” Prematurely: A Costly Mistake

    06/23/2018 7:00:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | June 23, 2018 | Ed Feulner
    I arrived in Seoul on the same day as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after the Singapore Summit. In the wake of the meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pompeo and I had essentially the same task: reassuring our allies. Of course, he did it with high-level government officials, and I did it unofficially with many contacts who are journalists, business leaders and academics. But they all had at least one thing in common: concerns about President Trump’s announcement that we’d be stopping “war games” in the region. Although he didn’t expressly say so, this...