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  • 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...
  • 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...