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  • 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 · 51 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • R.J. Rummel: Scowcroft Just Doesn't Get It

    10/28/2005 5:48:58 AM PDT · by Tolik · 16 replies · 748+ views
    Democratic Peace | October 24, 2005 | R.J. Rummel
    Brent Scowcroft, military assistant to President Nixon, and National Security Advisor to Presidents Ford and H.W. Bush, continues his attack on the bush foreign policy and Iraq War in an interview by Jeffrey Goldberg in The New Yorker (not available without subscription). In The Washington Note, Steven C. Clemons provides excerpts (here) from the interview: A principal reason that the Bush Administration gave no thought to unseating Saddam was that Brent Scowcroft gave no thought to it. An American occupation of Iraq would be politically and militarily untenable, Scowcroft told Bush. And though the President had employed the rhetoric of...
  • Republicans for Rule of Law: Bill Kristol Remove Trump Site

    04/11/2018 6:04:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Republicans for Rule of Law ^ | April 11, 2018 | Staff
    Mr. President: Firing Robert Mueller would gravely damage the Presidency, the GOP and the country. Please don’t do it.
  • Trump Responds To Russia: Missiles Are Coming

    04/11/2018 4:03:53 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 179 replies
    Donald J Trump ^ | April 11, 2018
    Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!
  • NEOCONS are beating the war drums again

    04/09/2018 4:18:01 AM PDT · by MNDude · 75 replies
    I just turned the radio on to Hugh Hewitt this morning and he was interviewing the wonderful Lindsey Graham. Hugh Hewitt was filled with excitement and saying Will trump absolutely must attack Syria now! Of course Lindsay was saying the Trump must attack Assad. What do you think about how much these guys have such a predictable knee-jerk reaction to I guess at act like this
  • Ukraine began to nationalize Russia's Gazprom assets

    03/07/2018 7:45:53 PM PST · by NorseViking · 25 replies
    The Ukrainian authorities began to seize assets of the Russian holding company Gazprom for allegedly failing to comply with the Stockholm Arbitration Order and violating the monopoly legislation of Ukraine. It happened following the comments of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers. According to the court decision, the department of the state executive service intends to recover from Gazprom almost 172 billion hryvnia in favor of the state budget of Ukraine. "In this case, the identification and arrest of assets belonging to Gazprom in Ukraine began," it was reported. Among being seized the property of the companies Gazpromprom Ukraina and the...
  • If this is what conservatism has become, count me out

    02/26/2018 5:22:52 PM PST · by C19fan · 112 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 25, 2018 | Max Boot
    I’m used to being vilified by the far left as a bloodthirsty neocon warmonger for the Original Sin of having supported the invasion of Iraq along with 72 percent of the American public. It has been a little more surprising to be simultaneously vilified by the far right as a dangerous left-winger. David Horowitz’s FrontPage magazine accused me of going “full leftist” for acknowledging that racism and sexism remain pervasive problems. Breitbart called me, with ironic quotation marks, the “Washington Post’s ostensibly new ‘conservative’ columnist,” because, among other sins, I support gun control and immigration. American Greatness wrote that I...
  • Meet The Cabal That Are Framing Domestic American Activism As “Russian Influence” and “Fake News”

    02/19/2018 10:40:27 PM PST · by vannrox · 28 replies
    Disobedient Media ^ | January 29, 2018 | Adam Carter
    Can we trust the judgement of think-tanks who have labeled Twitter users as part of a ‘Russian influence campaign’ as sound when those same entities provide little evidence, and their high-level members include former Clinton supporters?At the beginning of 2017, an initiative was launched by a non-partisan think-tank called the German Marshall Fund US (GMFUS) under the name “The Alliance For Securing Democracy” (ASD).During the Summer, ASD started working on a project they called the “Hamilton 68 Dashboard“, an effort that was presented to the public as a means of monitoring Russian disinformation efforts on Twitter, apparently boosted by...
  • Nolte: Bill Kristol Reminds Me of a Guy I Knew Who Went to Prison

    01/30/2018 8:39:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Big Journalism (Breitbart) ^ | January 30, 2018 | John Nolte
    Reading Bill Kristol’s latest emasculated flail of a troll — the desperation, the manipulation, the intellectual dishonesty, the mind and word games, the cuddling with evil at NBC News — it all took me back to early 1985, to a guy I knew who ended up in prison. Eager for adventure and to be on my own, just a few months after (barely) graduating high school I lit out for south Florida from rural Wisconsin. It was an amazing time, the Miami Vice-era. Although I was on the Gulf Coast and not in Miami, the pastels, neons, and building boom...
  • Bill Kristol: Republicans Can Still Save Themselves From Trump’s Poison

    11/27/2017 7:55:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 68 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 27, 2017 | Lloyd Grove
    The question—framed in uppercase urgency on Bill Kristol’s Twitter feed—is redolent of the sheer, shrieking panic of the teenage girl in the 1982 horror movie Poltergeist as she witnesses her home being invaded by demonic spirits. The 64-year-old Kristol—longtime Republican theorist and operative, founding editor of The Weekly Standard, son of neoconservative icon Irving Kristol, frequent television pundit, and sworn enemy of all things Trump—added in his tweet on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving: “The GOP tax bill’s bringing out my inner socialist. The sex scandals are bringing out my inner feminist. Donald Trump and Roy Moore are bringing out my...
  • Bill Kristol: Trump and Moore 'are bringing out my inner liberal'

    11/22/2017 1:19:38 PM PST · by detective · 71 replies
    Conservative commentator Bill Kristol said that President Trump and Senate candidate Roy Moore (R-Ala.) are bringing out his "inner liberal." In a tweet Tuesday afternoon, the founder and editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard suggested that his long-held views are being tested by Trump and Moore, as well as a growing number of sexual allegations and the Republican Party's tax-reform effort. 
  • What Team Obama didn’t want you to know about the al Qaeda-Iran alliance

    11/02/2017 10:21:21 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 2, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    CIA Director Mike Pompeo has just released hundreds of thousands of documents, long withheld by the Obama administration, that were seized in the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden. There are no surprise revelations — but they more fully document the years-long extensive cooperation between al Qaeda and Iran that was still ongoing when bin Laden met his end. And that raises even more disturbing questions about the nuclear deal Team Obama cut — and the real reason these documents weren’t disclosed until now. Particularly a 19-page assessment by a senior jihadist of the Qaeda-Tehran ties: how Iran supplied...
  • The most popular parlor game in Washington: Who will replace Tillerson?

    10/23/2017 9:56:19 AM PDT · by upchuck · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | Oct 22, 2017 | Josh Rogin
    The most popular parlor game in Washington right now is speculating who will replace Rex Tillerson as President Trump’s next secretary of state, a thankless job in an administration that has downgraded the role of the State Department and diplomacy overall. But two qualified and apparently willing candidates have emerged. [snip] As several excruciating profiles have detailed, Tillerson’s main legacy will likely be a State Department depleted of talent, with the lowest morale in decades and playing a reduced role in the crafting and implementation of U.S. foreign policy. His successor’s primary mission will be to reverse that trend. The...
  • Plame knew what she was tweeting

    09/26/2017 5:09:55 PM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/24/2017 | ALAN DERSHOWITZ
    Valerie Plame had to know what she was tweeting. Plame retweeted a virulently antisemitic article by a well-known bigot, which she characterized as “thoughtful.” Now she’s trying to make excuses, but they don’t wash. The article itself, by Phillip Giraldi, contains the usual antisemitic tropes: Jews are guilty of dual loyalty; they control politicians, the media and entertainment; they want the US to fight wars for the country to which they have real allegiance – Israel; they are dangerous to America. Giraldi has been pushing this garbage for years and Plame is one of his fans. But this particular article...
  • Valerie Plame tweets story blaming 'America's Jews' for foreign wars

    09/21/2017 12:29:55 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/17 12:27 PM EDT | Mallory Shelbourne
    Former CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson on Thursday tweeted an article that argued American Jews are pushing for war in the Middle East, specifically with Iran. The article, titled “America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars,” is featured in The Unz Review, an online magazine that bills itself as an “alternative” to the “mainstream media.” After several minutes of questions from Twitter users who were shocked by her tweet, Wilson doubled down, arguing critics should read the article and “put aside” any biases. “1) First of all, calm down. Re-tweets don't imply endorsement. Yes, very provocative, but thoughtful. Many neocon hawks...
  • Bannon on 60 Minutes: I Hold Bush Admin ‘Geniuses’ in ‘Complete Contempt’

    09/11/2017 5:12:24 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 103 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10 Sep 2017 | Tony Lee
    Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon blasted the “geniuses” in former President George W. Bush’s administration for selling out American workers and getting the country stuck in the Middle East in a 60 Minutes interview with CBS anchor Charlie Rose. Bannon took offense at establishment Republicans associated with the Bush administration who went out of their way to question President Donald Trump’s competence during the 2016 campaign even though nearly all of their “genius” ideas—like Paul Wolfowitz’s brand of nation-building and neoconservatism—turned out to be disastrous. “I hold these people in contempt, total and complete contempt,” Bannon told Rose,...
  • Despite differences, GOP should defend Soros in Hungary

    08/27/2017 10:59:16 AM PDT · by WatchungEagle · 53 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | April 17, 2017 | Dalibor Rohac, Jeffrey Gedmin
    "The first-order, existential challenge to democracy in Eastern Europe is coming from leaders such as Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán — once, incidentally, a recipient of a Soros scholarship — who mistake their substantial popular mandate for a free pass to crack down on dissenting voices. Under Orbán’s leadership, Hungary’s democratic bona fides have declined in recent years, according to Freedom House."