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  • Fox News contributor quits, slams network as 'propaganda machine' working for Trump administration

    03/20/2018 7:50:22 PM PDT · by bitt · 103 replies
    new york daily news ^ | 3/20/2018 | ELIZABETH ELIZALDE
    A longtime Fox News contributor quit the network Tuesday and blasted it as a "propaganda machine" for the Trump administration. Ralph Peters, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and strategic analyst, wrote an email to colleagues announcing his departure Tuesday. ďOver my decade with Fox, I long was proud of the association,Ē Peters wrote in the email obtained by BuzzFeed News. ďNow I am ashamed.Ē ďFox has degenerated from providing a legitimate and much-needed outlet for conservative voices to a mere propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration,Ē he continued. Peters also said he was ďappalledĒ at the hosts...
  • Fox News contributor Ralph Peters quits Ďpropaganda machineí in email to colleagues

    03/20/2018 3:15:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 209 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 20, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    A retired Army lieutenant colonel and Fox News contributor quit the network Tuesday, accusing it of fueling paranoia among its audience and serving as a ďpropaganda machineĒ for the Trump administration. Retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, a ďstrategic analystĒ at Fox News, made the comments in an email to colleagues announcing that he had not renewed his contract, obtained by BuzzFeed. ďFour decades ago, I took an oath as a newly commissioned officer. I swore to Ďsupport and defend the Constitution,í and that oath did not expire when I took off my uniform. Today, I feel that Fox News is...
  • Itís time to stand up to the NRAís bullying (Ralph Peters Barf Alert!)

    03/03/2018 10:26:46 AM PST · by bkopto · 88 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/2/2018 | Ralph Peters
    Wayne LaPierre, the well-compensated boss of the National Rifle Association, routinely warns of approaching tyranny against which ďrealĒ Americans must arm themselves. Heís wrong. The tyrannyís already here. Itís the tyranny of the NRA itself. Letís do some math: The NRA claims 5 million members. The United States has a population of 325 million. Thus, 1 in every 65 Americans belongs to the NRA. That means that 1.5 percent of the population has been able to impose its position on firearms on the other 98.5 percent of the population. Sounds like tyranny to me. What enables this dictatorship of the...
  • Iím a military man and I think we should ban assault weapons

    02/23/2018 11:21:22 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 220 replies
    NY POST ^ | February 22, 2018 | 9:52pm | Updated | Ralph Peters
    Guns and I go back a long way. My father was a champion skeet shooter. A picture of him aiming his favorite pump skyward has pride of place in our living room. He owned fine rifles and shotguns, and he valued them. My first experience with pulling a trigger came late, by family standards. I was already 7 or 8 when my dad and ¬ďUncle¬Ē George took me out back of Old Lily¬ís house and handed me a sawed-off shotgun (illegal then and now) kept handy for woodchucks and rattlesnakes. The recoil didn¬ít knock me off my feet, but my...
  • Putin had to approve Russian attack on US troops

    02/14/2018 10:43:50 AM PST · by firebrand · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 14, 2018 | Ralph Peters
    It was inevitable. Russian ďmercenariesĒ attacked a forward base in Syria where they knew American advisors were stationed. It was a test. And our military passed. Letís hope the administration passes, too. The most important thing about this attack on our troops is that it couldnít have happened without Vladimir Putinís personal approval. Nye vozmozhno. The core of the attacking force came from the Wagner Group, Russiaís version of the American thugs who worked for the company formerly known as Blackwater. But while the media refers to the Russians as mercenaries, the Wagner Group functions as an auxiliary of the...
  • Why the ĎArab streetí didnít just explode

    12/10/2017 10:03:35 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 10, 2017 | Ralph Peters
    In the wake of President Trumpís recognition of Jerusalem as Israelís capital last week, the ďexpertsĒ crowding the media predicted strategic calamity: Vast, violent protests and a wave of terror would sweep the Muslim world in the coming days. Instead, the largest demonstration anywhere this weekend was the funeral procession for Johnny Hallyday, the ďFrench Elvis.Ē Nothing in the Middle East came close. We have witnessed, yet again, the carefully phrased anti-Semitism of the pristinely educated; the global leftís fanatical pro-Palestinian bias; and the mediaís yearning for career-making disasters. Rather than waves of protest, the waiting world got tepid statements...
  • Tillersonís exit can only begin to fix US foreign policy

    11/30/2017 9:56:15 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 30, 2017 | Ralph Peters
    If the rumor proves true that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is about to lose his job, heíll doubtless regret leaving far less than accepting the post in the first place. He tried, but he was the wrong man for the wrong job in the wrong administration. Despite the public embarrassment of his dismissal, Tillerson likely will be relieved to hand off his thankless Cabinet post to his bruited replacement, CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Tillersonís former tenure atop Exxon did not prepare him for this role. Even a multinationalís CEO has only to deliver one bottom line. By contrast, an...
  • Attack on Egyptian mosque targets civilization itself

    11/24/2017 10:45:09 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 24, 2017 | Ralph Peters
    Fridayís bloodthirsty attack on a mosque in Egyptís Sinai Peninsula during noontime prayers was a crime against all humanity. It wasnít ďjustĒ an attack on Muslims. It was an attack on all of us who believe in civilization, tolerance and decency. At least 235 peaceful worshippers died, with more than 100 wounded. One is tempted to call it the work of beasts, but no creature in the animal kingdom behaves with such avid, calculated cruelty. Yet, the attack can be explained ó though the explanation only makes it worse. Islamist fanatics struck with bombs and automatic weapons, slaughtering first the...
  • I hope Trump is right (and Iím wrong) on Afghanistan

    08/21/2017 11:18:28 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 21, 2017 | Ralph Peters
    In outlining his vision for applying ďprincipled realismĒ to the war in Afghanistan, President Trump Monday night insisted there will be no precipitous American withdrawal. Though he didnít specify the number, Trump will be sending additional troops ó likely up to 4,000 ó to Afghanistan. That would boost our commitment to just above 12,000 men and women in uniform. And theyíll be expected to accomplish what 140,000 US and allied troops couldnít achieve at the peak of our engagement, when the Taliban was considerably weaker. We all must hope that, by a miracle, the new strategy of enhanced training for...
  • Hereís how to take out North Koreaís nukes

    08/10/2017 11:24:24 AM PDT · by TBP · 56 replies
    The first step should begin immediately, well in advance and without firing a shot. All military family members, all Department of Defense civilian employees and all nonessential contractors should be evacuated from South Korea. Want to get North Koreaís attention? That single act would serve as a graver warning of our readiness than any amount of sanctions or saber-rattling. Initially, weíd launch a surprise air and naval campaign, with ground forces deployed only in defense of South Korea. Pyongyangís nuclear and missile-development facilities and arsenals wouldnít be in the initial target set. First, weíd have to overwhelm and destroy North...
  • On Trump and Russia, the system is working (#NeverTrump Alert)

    07/27/2017 1:54:06 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 27, 2017 | Ralph Peters
    Given the turmoil in Washington and the mediaís need for in-the-moment headlines, it can be hard to recognize the inspiring fact that the Founding Fathers got it right: The system of government they designed still works. The Constitutionís separation of powers saves us time and again. The president has great, but not unlimited, authority. To override a presidentís will, Congress has to muster a two-thirds ó thus, bipartisan ó majority. The Supreme Court ensures that actions taken by Congress or the president conform to the Constitution. And no oneís above the law. Sure, thatís junior high school civics. But we...
  • Vanity - listened to that idiot Ralph Peters this morning

    07/25/2017 7:13:14 AM PDT · by bar sin∑is∑ter · 33 replies
    none | 7/25/2017 | me
    Just listened to a segment on a local radio show this morning with that pinhead NeverTrumper Lt. Col. Ralph Peters. This putz was actually trying to defend the NYT, WaPo and CNN claiming that they are doing a good service for the American public through their investigative reporting. He should go clean McCain's colostomy bag.
  • WOW! Ralph Peters Calls Trump a Nazi Supporter - TUCKER GOES OFF

    07/11/2017 6:08:54 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 97 replies
    Youtube ^ | July 11, 2017 | Tucker Carlson
    Tucker Carlson BLASTED Ralph Peters tonight after the military expert compared him to a Hitler apologist. This was brutal.
  • Why Trumpís Syria air strike was humiliating for Putin

    04/11/2017 11:24:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    The Central Queensland News ^ | April 11, 2017 | Ralph Peters, The New York Post
    THE biggest loser from last week's cruise-missile strikes on a Syrian air base wasn't President Bashar al-Assad. It was Vladimir Putin. The Syrian leader was punished, but Russia's new tsar was humiliated. Even with an hour's warning of the attacks, Putin's military in Syria did nothing to defend its ally. For all of the Russian bluster in recent years, Putin couldn't stop the strikes. His military lacked the means to do so. And any attempt to interfere with the operation would only have revealed the inferior quality of Russian armaments - including their much-ballyhooed air defence systems. This is vitally...
  • Ralph Peters: I'm Voting For Hillary Clinton

    11/08/2016 8:04:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 209 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 7, 2016 | Staff
    FOX Business: Fox News Strategic Analyst Ralph Peters on the New York Times report that Hillary Clinton directed her maid to print classified information and the big reason he's voting for the Democratic candidate. RET. LT. COL. RALPH PETERS: I think Hillary Clinton is despicable. She has committed criminal acts. She's greedy, she's corrupt, and yes, I'm going to vote for her. I'm going to vote for Republicans down ballot, but I am voting for Hillary Clinton because it's a vote against Donald Trump. I don't want Moscow's man in the White House.
  • Turkey and Erdogan: Here comes the (real) caliphate

    07/21/2016 2:34:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 21, 2016 | Ralph Peters
    To us, ďcaliphateĒ appeared to be just another name for a vast torture chamber. But for hundreds of millions of Muslims, many of whom have nothing to do with ISIS, the caliphate is associated with a lost and much-romanticized golden age when the caliph, who was also the Turkish sultan, claimed spiritual dominion over all Muslims. In the 14th century, the Ottomans revived the still-older concept of a caliphate, declaring that the sultan and caliph were one. It remained so until 1924, when Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the great modernizer, abolished the office as a relic, insisting that Turks had to...
  • Turkey's last hope dies

    07/16/2016 11:42:44 AM PDT · by rxsid · 72 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 07/16/2016 | Ralph Peters
    Turkey's last hope dies By Ralph Peters Published July 16, 2016 Friday nightís failed coup was Turkeyís last hope to stop the Islamization of its government and the degradation of its society. Reflexively, Western leaders rushed to condemn a coup attempt they refused to understand. Their reward will be a toxic Islamist regime at the gates of Europe. Our leaders no longer do their basic homework.The media relies on experts-by-Wikipedia. Except for PC platitudes, our schools ignore the world beyond our shores. Deluged with unreliable information, citizens succumb to the new superstitions of the digital age. So a great country...
  • FoxNews Suspends Lt. Col. Ralph Peters for Calling Obama a "P***y"

    12/07/2015 11:12:23 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 82 replies
    Red State ^ | December 7, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    I suppose that this was probably pretty inevitable. Lt. Col. Ralph Peters has been suspended by FoxNews for two weeks after calling Obama a "p***y" on air last night, as he can be seen doing here, with video from our own Caleb Howe: [VIDEO] I do not know Lt. Col. Ralph Peters. In fact, until this morning I had literally never heard of him. However, I find it hilarious to imagine how a military man so crusty that he called the President of the United States a "p***y" live on air probably reacted to the news when it was handed...
  • Ralph Peters Calls Obama a ‚ÄėTotal Pussy‚Äô on Live Television

    12/07/2015 6:13:31 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 61 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/7/2015 | David Rutz
    Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters called President Obama ‚Äúa total pussy‚ÄĚ during a live interview Monday for what he views as his impotent response to the threat of Islamic extremist terrorism. Peters, a Fox News military analyst, appeared on Stuart Varney‚Äôs Fox Business program to respond to Obama‚Äôs Sunday night Oval Office address on the threat of terrorism, a speech that was widely panned. Peters, a fierce critic of Obama‚Äôs national security policies, was visibly angry as he blasted the speech. Peters said he was taken aback by Obama‚Äôs continued references to Americans not giving into their fears....
  • Fox News Suspends Two Heads for NSFW On-Air Comments About Obama

    12/07/2015 5:28:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12/7/15 | Patrick Howley
    The Fox News and Fox Business networks have suspended on-air host Stacey Dash and commentator Lt. Col. Ralph Peters for cursing on the air about President Obama‚Äôs handling of the Islamic State terrorist group.Peters called Obama a ‚Äúpussy‚ÄĚ after his primetime televised speech on terrorism, while Dash said that he couldn‚Äôt give a ‚Äúshit‚ÄĚ about the terrorist group. Both commentators immediately acknowledged that they were wrong for using the epithets, but the suspension still stands.