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  • Getting medieval: A military analysis of Game of Thrones’ Westeros War

    08/10/2017 7:35:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Ars Technica ^ | August 10, 2017 | Sean Gallagher
    With the seventh season of HBO's Game of Thrones at its halfway point, Westeros is at war yet again. In the last two episodes (episodes 3 and 4), the forces aligned with Daenerys Targaryen and Cersei Lannister have met upon the fields (and seas) of battle at last. Things have not gone entirely according to plan for either side. In fact things have gone so wrong, so fast that I thought it might be time to convene the Ars Technica Board of Fictional Military Historic Analysis—with its charter members, Jon Nichols and Steve Skaggs, two special operations professionals now in...
  • Reminder: President Trump Always Tells You What He Plans to Do via @thelastrefuge2

    05/13/2017 8:14:06 AM PDT · by nakutny · 10 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 9, 2017 | sundance
    "For those who see the obvious, but just can’t figure it out; for those who see the obvious but have to pretend they just can’t figure it out; for those who were never paying close attention; for those who have forgotten or those who perhaps never knew; and for the tender gnats who need a constant reminder:"
  • Sen. Cruz highlights danger of toppling Assad regime without a clear strategy

    04/12/2017 8:01:26 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 64 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | April 12, 2017 | Chris Pandolfo
    Cruz, up for reelection in 2018, is back home in Texas on a “two-week listening tour” with voters. In an interview with NBC 5 reporter Julie Fine, he explained the problem with pursuing regime change in Syria without a clear strategy or end game. "We are trapped between impossible options. On one hand, Bashar al-Assad is a monster. He has repeatedly used chemical weapons against his own citizens, against innocent men women and children. He is a bad, bad guy,” Cruz said. [cut] “But on the other hand, the opposition – many of the rebels fighting against him – are...
  • Health Care Bill’s Failure: Just Part of the ‘Art of the Deal’

    03/24/2017 8:19:08 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Mar 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    Exactly two weeks ago, this author predicted the defeat of the American Health Care Act — and explained that it was a step towards the final, actual deal that will repeal and replace Obamacare. President Donald Trump faces three irreconcilable factions: the GOP establishment, conservatives, and Democrats. He must bring them together — to “deliver the goods,” a key rule in The Art of the Deal. But first he must show them “the downside” — and convince them they will fail on their own. The most difficult faction to deal with is the Republican establishment — not because they are...
  • SR 1356 – Trump Brings the Strongest Republican Party in History!

    11/20/2016 9:21:04 PM PST · by bigbob · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11-20-16 | Bill Still
    Good evening, I’m still reporting on Trump Brings the Strongest Republican Party in History! Good afternoon, I’m still reporting on Trump. Newt Gingrich’s assessment of Donald Trump’s coattails is that Trump brings the strongest Republican party ever to Washington. [insert] However, Gingrich says he does not want to join the administration: [insert] I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books...
  • Steve Bannon's white nationalism targets people of color and immigrants

    11/15/2016 12:34:02 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 111 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/14/16 | Ruth Ben-Ghiat
    Anyone who is surprised at the appointment of right-wing guru Steve Bannon as the Donald Trump administration's chief strategist and counselor has been living in an alternate universe, the universe in which President-elect Trump would "pivot" into something resembling a mainline GOP conservative. And anyone who is amazed at Trump's temerity in putting a white nationalist into the White House has gravely misunderstood the power of racism in fueling his campaign, and the desire to "turn back the clock" to a time when white men supposedly ruled supreme. Above all, they've forgotten the cardinal rule of Trumpworld: attachment to profit...
  • Leading Economists Say Trump First 100 Days Pro-Growth Strategy is Excellent (Larry Kudlow Podcast)

    11/12/2016 3:25:38 PM PST · by fision · 17 replies
    The Larry Kudlow Show Podcast ^ | 11/12/2016 | Larry Kudlow
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  • Trump’s art of war: His campaign’s plan for dropping political ‘thermo nukes’ and suppressing votes

    10/15/2016 1:16:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 14, 2016 | Hunter Walker, National Correspondent
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump plans to fight fire with fire, as he sees it, in the last 25 days of his race against Democrat Hillary Clinton. Facing a barrage of separate sexual assault allegations, Trump has responded by waging an intense war against the media, the “power structure” and the Clintons. In a pair of interviews with Yahoo News, a high-level Trump campaign source detailed the aggressive strategy, including the “suppression of votes” by Democratic-leaning groups, for the home stretch of the presidential race. “We’re bringing out tactical nukes now, with thermo nukes later,” the source said. Trump’s epic...
  • Warming Russia-Turkey relations send a chill through Ukraine

    10/12/2016 1:33:53 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 99 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 11, 2016 | By Fred Weir
    Moscow — Leaders of Turkey and Russia signed a long-delayed deal Monday to build the TurkStream gas pipeline under the Black Sea to deliver Russian gas to Europe's doorstep within three years. The rapid warming trend in Russo-Turkish relations holds deep implications for Syria's immediate crisis, which dominated the talks and the subsequent headlines, but the fallout from that pipeline deal is a potentially crushing blow to struggling pro-Western Ukraine and may be rearranging strategic realities around the region for many years to come. Analysts say that if TurkStream goes ahead it will enable Moscow to cut its former main...
  • Trump’s risky base-first strategy (oh, God forbid he speaks to the base and not the moderates!)

    10/10/2016 3:27:00 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies ^ | 10/10/16 | Niall Stanage
    LOUIS — Donald Trump adopted a base-first strategy at the second presidential debate, tossing red meat to his most fervent supporters in an effort to save his campaign from imploding. Trump might have had little choice after an extraordinary weekend that saw Republicans fleeing his campaign.
  • Newt Gingrich: 9/11 anniversary -- 15 years of strategic defeat, dishonesty and humiliation

    09/11/2016 7:40:09 PM PDT · by AndyJackson · 14 replies
    Fox News - Opinion ^ | 9/9/2016 | Newt Gingrich
    Snip... Our men and women in uniform have been heroic. Many have signed up to serve again even after being wounded. Our tactical units remain the best in the world. Our intelligence officers and diplomats have risked their lives in service to the country. The problem is not with the sincerity, the courage, the energy or the effort of individual Americans. The problem has been the approach of a bipartisan Washington political elite that has squandered 15 years, thousands of lives, many thousands wounded, and trillions of dollars with no coherent strategy, no honest assessment of the challenge, and no...
  • Terror speech shows Trump can win the 'open minded' vote

    08/16/2016 6:06:47 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 16 Aug, 2016 | Kristin Tate
    “Maybe Trump is onto something...” a friend averred on Monday as we watched Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech unfold in Youngstown, Ohio. This November, for the first time, my self-proclaimed “apathetic liberal-type” friend will consider voting Republican. For her, as for many young people over the past few months, the terrorist attacks in Orlando, San Bernardino and Nice roused her from her Bernie slumber to see that we live in a real world, with real enemies, and real consequences for inaction when it comes to standing up for our values. The inaction is that our leaders fail to assign blame...
  • After 15 years, the US's counter-terror strategy has 'unequivocally failed'

    07/30/2016 8:04:51 AM PDT · by wtd · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 30, 2016 | Daniel L. Davis
    After 15 years, the US's counter-terror strategy has 'unequivocally failed' Apple and Google, two of the country’s biggest employers, don’t mess around with failure. Leaders either produce or they’re gone. Major League Baseball and National Football League teams have one standard for their leaders: get us into the playoffs or you’re fired. The government’s foreign policy elites, however, don’t have to succeed to keep their jobs. Unlike the rest of America, when U.S. leaders in foreign policy fail, they are rewarded or promoted, while the 330 million Americans living outside the Washington beltway foot the bill.
  • Gun purchasing strategy considering possibility of a Hillary victory.

    06/16/2016 5:52:45 AM PDT · by baltimorepoet · 45 replies
    I have had a long-time list of weapons to be purchased, basically for household of 6. I have 3 AR15's, 3 AK47's, 1 Glock 17, 1 Mossberg 500, 1 Hipoint 9mm carbine, 1 Keltec Sub2000 9mm carbine, a FNS SCAR-17(.308), a DPMS LR-308, and a Ruger 10/22 Takedown(22LR). This is considering the possibility of a Hillary victory in November and a potential gun ban...
  • Will This Weapon Change Infantry Warfare Forever?

    04/14/2016 7:43:06 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 46 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | April 5, 2016 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    The U.S. Army is about to acquire a new weapon that could dramatically impact infantry warfare. The U.S. Army is introducing a new shoulder-fired weapon that has the potential to change infantry tactics and revolutionize infantry warfare in a way unseen since the Battle of Königgrätz in July 1866. That battle, which marked the beginning of the end of the line infantry attack, saw Austrian troops carrying muzzle-loaders outgunned by Prussian infantrymen carrying breech-loading needle guns. According to its fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget request, the U.S. Army will produce 105 so-called XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement (CDTE) weapons, a...
  • The Nominee We Deserve?

    01/24/2016 4:03:56 PM PST · by brothers4thID · 80 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 02-01-2016 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Do Republicans deserve to lose? Consider the state of play as we write this in late January, just days from the first GOP nominating contests. The Republican frontrunner is a longtime liberal whose worldview might best be described as an amalgam of pop-culture progressivism and vulgar nationalism. His campaign rallies are orgies of self-absorption, dominated by juvenile insults of those who criticize him and endless boasting about his poll numbers. He’s a narcissist and a huckster, an opportunist who not only failed to join conserv­atives in the big fights about the size and scope of government over the past several...
  • Inside Iowa’s ‘Camp Cruz’

    01/08/2016 5:07:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | January 8, 2016 | David Catanese
    DES MOINES, Iowa - It's a little past 8:30 in the morning and Ken Brolin is marching down the narrow hallway of an old college dormitory, pounding on doors to make sure everyone's up and at 'em. But the three-story residence that sits next to a business college here is no longer housing students seeking a degree in administration or accounting. Instead, this is the temporary home for foot soldiers devoted to securing the Republican presidential caucuses for Ted Cruz. Brolin, who assisted Newt Gingrich's Iowa campaign in 2012, is a silver-haired political hand who is now the equivalent of...
  • Kentucky Tea Party and Conservative Leaders Endorse Ted Cruz for President

    01/18/2016 2:11:55 PM PST · by Isara · 22 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 18, 2016
    HOUSTON, Texas – Today, the Cruz for President campaign announced its Kentucky State Leadership Team consisting of Tea Party and conservative leaders from across the Bluegrass State. Scott Hofstra, Marty Kares-Workman, Barbara Knott, and Boone County Constable Joe Kalil will serve as Kentucky Co-Chairs."From day one, Cruz has said we needed to coalesce conservatives around the country to get behind his campaign," said Hofstra. "And there is no better example of that than right here in Kentucky where the various Tea Party leaders have consolidated efforts to support Cruz. He is unapologetically conservative and routinely fights for the issues we...
  • Murdoch praises Trump's 'winning strategy'

    01/17/2016 3:03:52 AM PST · by Hugin · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/16/16 | Eugene Scott,
    Washington (CNN)—Media mogul Rupert Murdoch believes Donald Trump's ability to appeal across party lines will lead to victory over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. "Cruz bets uniting white conservatives/evangelicals enough, Meanwhile Trump appealing across party lines. Surely the winning strategy," Murdoch tweeted Friday night. Murdoch added that in the wake of Thursday night's Republican debate, the party's establishment is viewing Trump as the inevitable nominee. "24 hours and many influential Republicans see Trump inevitable and get ready to switch. United by horror of Hillary whose campaign staggers," Murdoch tweeted.
  • Trump has 'knockout' strategy to beat GOP establishment

    01/12/2016 6:18:05 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 47 replies
    WND ^ | 1/11/2016
    In his latest interview with talk-host Michael Savage, Republican presidential primary front-runner Donald Trump was asked what he will do if the GOP establishment tries to "cut him out" of the nomination. Trump drew on his experience hosting prizefights, including 17 bouts featuring Mike Tyson. "When the fighter goes into the other fighter's home territory, his home territory, they'll always say, the only way I'm going to win is, 'I gotta knock him out,'" he explained. "The way you knock him out is to just win the primaries. If I win the primaries, if I can win in Iowa and...