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  • Valerie Plame: Hey, Check Out This Thought-Provoking Article About Jews Driving America’s Wars

    09/21/2017 4:24:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/21/2017 | AllahPundit
    Something zesty to cleanse the palate. Remember her? Outed as a CIA analyst by Richard Armitage in Plamegate, she was a cause celebre of the anti-war, anti-Bush left in the middle of the last decade, right around the time that Cindy Sheehan was. Sheehan turned out to be a bit … eccentric politically, but oh well.Not good ol’ Valerie Plame.The politically correct term is “globalists” but we live in a politically incorrect age. Anyway, much outrage and dark humor ensued on Twitter after she tweeted that, leading to Plame’s first ill-advised attempt at spin. Chill out, she responded. The...
  • The Federal Reserve is setting America up for economic disaster

    09/19/2017 7:24:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2017 | Armstrong Williams
    I recently had the opportunity to read "The Creature from Jekyll Island" by G. Edward Griffin, a prodigious tome dealing with the circumstances surrounding the creation of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. I was taken aback by some of its provocative assertions. America joined World War I largely to help a few bankers profit off the war (despite a long-standing Monroe doctrine that prohibited our involvement in European affairs) The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 was supported by international financial interests in order to destabilize Russia and steal the wealth of the Russian people; and So-called "foreign aid" is merely a...
  • No More Endless Wars: Support Senator Paul in his Effort to Make the Senate Do Its Job

    09/13/2017 6:52:55 AM PDT · by davikkm · 36 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    We have been at war for far too long. Afghanistan is a war that cannot be won. We are not there because of 9/11. We are there to expand the empire and it should not be allowed to continue. So much money is being wasted and one senator has had enough. Kentucky’s Rand Paul sat on the floor of the Senate Monday night to protest the indefensible foreign policy pouring out of the last few administrations. Paul is the one real fiscal conservative in Washington who is opposed to our nation building and endless foreign wars. After 16 years in...
  • J.J. Abrams Will Direct Disney's 'Star Wars IX'

    09/12/2017 9:34:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | September 12, 2017 | Darren Orf
    After two high-profile Star Wars director departures (Phil Lord and Christopher Miller's Han Solo film and Colin Treverrow's untitled Episode IX), Disney is playing it safe and returning a familiar face to the director's chair—J.J. Abrams. This will be the first time in the Age of Disney that a director who helmed a previous Star Wars film will get the opportunity to do so again. Abrams has said before that he had no plans on returning to the franchise other than being an executive producer, but times have apparently changed. With the departure of Trevorrow last week, Abrams will step...
  • 'Star Wars' Doubles Down on the Worst Tactical Vehicle In a Galaxy Far, Far Away

    08/28/2017 1:55:06 PM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | August 28, 2017 | Joe Pappalardo
    For snarky defense wonks like me, a new Star Wars movie means one thing: new military hardware to lambast. George Lucas' original sci-fi trilogy may have inspired a billion-dollar franchise, but it is a series that willfully abandons common military tactics, simple physics, and even common sense in the effort to create a cool new toy. To be fair: Star Wars tech is cool, and the original stop motion AT-ATs were a cinematic masterpiece. But after a moment of reflection, you realize they make idiotic military weapons.
  • Poland: The Pope Greets Veterans of the Battle of Monte Cassino

    05/20/2017 7:49:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Zenit ^ | May 17, 2017 | Anne Kurian
    L'Osservatore Romano During the General Audience of May 17, 2017, Pope Francis greeted veterans of the battle of Monte Cassino, which enabled the Allies to liberate Rome in 1944 from the German occupation. He hoped that the sacrifice of the dead would sow peace in the world.Addressing himself to Poles in the course of the greetings in different languages, the Pontiff turned to the veterans of the Second Corps of the Polish Army, who came to Italy for the anniversary of the battle, which after several months of confrontations, witnessed the break in the Gustav line and the retreat...
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Released

    04/14/2017 9:29:36 AM PDT · by Monty22002 · 71 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/14/2017
    Looks great to me.
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Teaser

    04/14/2017 9:21:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 14, 2017 | Staff
    Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Arriving in your galaxy December 15.
  • Ancient Laws, Modern Wars

    04/06/2017 4:40:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | April 6, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The most dangerous moments in foreign affairs often come after a major power seeks to reassert its lost deterrence. The United States may be entering just such a perilous transitional period. Rightly or wrongly, China, Iran, North Korea, Russia and Middle East-based terrorists concluded after 2009 that the U.S. saw itself in decline and preferred a recession from world affairs. In that void, rival states were emboldened, assuming that America thought it could not -- or should not -- any longer exercise the sort of political and military leadership it had demonstrated in the past. Enemies thought the U.S. was...
  • ‘Stormtroopers’ banned from ‘Star Wars’-themed college reunion over alleged Nazi inspiration

    03/08/2017 10:00:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Graduates from Princeton’s 2012 class will not be able to attend a “Star Wars”-themed party in Stormtrooper gear due to fears that it will convey a racist message. A rules committee organizing a five-year class reunion party in early June around the fictional “Star Wars” universe was contacted about characters allegedly inspired by World War II-era events. Subsequently, Stormtroopers will not be allowed.
  • No More Task Force Rogue Ones: A Tactical Analysis of the Raid on Scarif

    03/03/2017 9:16:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 2 replies
    The Angry Staff Officer ^ | February 27, 2017 | PPTSAPPER
    Disclaimer: this should not be read as not wanting more Rogue One-type movies; we need more Star Wars films like this. Also: SPOILERS. There’s a common phrase that you’re apt to hear in discussions on Army readiness: “No more Task Force Smiths.” For reference, Task Force Smith was a rapidly cobbled together unit of infantry and artillery that was shipped to Korea in the opening phase of the Korean War. Intended to show the North Koreans that America wasn’t messing around, TF Smith instead demonstrated that the U.S. Army had completely misread the resolve of the North Koreans. TF Smith...
  • guugul has begun the shutdown of free expression

    02/23/2017 3:24:49 AM PST · by plsjr · 9 replies
    Common Sense Show ^ | 22 Feb 2017 | Mike Adams,
    You’ve already heard about FAKE NEWS, the mainstream media’s repeated fabrication of false facts portrayed as real. Who can forget the Washington Post’s ridiculous fabrication of a “Russian conspiracy theory” that claimed Natural News and 200 other independent websites were secretly run by the Kremlin? In just the last 10 days, in fact, five major fake news stories about Russia were pushed out by the corporate-run media in the United States, only to be completely discredited by real facts. Now, Google, which aggregates fake news via its “Google News” service, has decided to up the ante and go all in...
  • The French S35 Was a Good Tank Wasted by Bad Generals

    02/09/2017 6:20:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 9, 2017 | Robert Beckhusen
    The fall of France in 1940, one of the 20th century’s most consequential disasters, wasn’t supposed to have happened. The French military was larger — on paper — and technologically superior to its German enemy. Testifying to the French advantage is the Somua S35, a plump, cute tank which was one of the best tanks in the world in 1940. Hundreds went into action in May 1940, but to little avail.
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII now has a title — The Last Jedi

    01/23/2017 10:59:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | January 23, 2017 | Anthony Breznican
    What was once Episode VIII is now The Last Jedi. When cameras started rolling last year on the eighth film in the Skywalker family story, writer-director Rian Johnson used the tongue-in-cheek working title “Space Bear,” and numerous rumors (most of them false) about the possible real title have circulated ever since.
  • Kylo Ren Reviews Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (SPOILERS!)

    12/24/2016 4:56:02 PM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | December 22, 2016 | Auralnauts
    By popular demand, Kylo Ren shares his thoughts on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
  • ‘Rogue One’ soars to second-best December debut with $155M

    12/19/2016 6:05:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 80 replies
    AP ^ | December 18, 2016 | Staff
    “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” soared to the top of the weekend box office as expected, scoring the second-best December opening ever with $155 million in estimated ticket sales.
  • ‘Rogue One’ Second Trailer: Blame Mads Mikkelsen For The Death Star

    10/13/2016 7:53:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | Octobr 13, 2016 | Ross A. Lincoln
    Descending upon us like an opening crawl of text just over two months to the day before it debuts in theaters, it’s the (possibly) final trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The new spot debuted this morning during Good Morning America and you can watch it here now.
  • New Documentary Is Wrong: The ‘Star Wars’ Prequels Are Just Plain Bad

    08/31/2016 6:56:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | August 29, 2016 | Emily Zanotti
    A new documentary is challenging Star Wars fans to unlearn what they have learned about the awful prequels that ruined our childhoods and stole our innocence about future Star Wars films. Not that I’m bitter. Anyway, a handful of prequels fans decided a few years ago to crowdfund The Prequels Strike Back, a documentary that is supposed to give people a fresh new perspective on The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, based on scholarly commentary from no less than arts expert Camille Paglia and Jonathan Young, a Joseph Campbell scholar.
  • Who Got Us Into These Endless Wars?

    08/09/2016 9:27:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 111 replies ^ | August 9, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    "Isolationists must not prevail in this new debate over foreign policy," warns Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. "The consequences of a lasting American retreat from the world would be dire." To make his case against the "Isolationist Temptation," Haass creates a caricature, a cartoon, of America First patriots, then thunders that we cannot become "a giant gated community." Understandably, Haass is upset. For the CFR has lost the country. Why? It colluded in the blunders that have bled and near bankrupted America and that cost this country its unrivaled global preeminence at the end of the...
  • Obama: Vietnam, Iraq wars were ‘overreach’ for U.S.

    06/02/2016 8:53:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    David Boyer ^ | 6/2/16 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama went after Donald Trump again Thursday, urging his audience at the Air Force Academy graduation to reject calls for isolationism. “There’s a debate going on in our country about our nation’s role in the world,” Mr. Obama told the new Air Force officers at Colorado Springs, Colorado. “America cannot shirk the mantle of leadership. We can’t be isolationist.” Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has been accused of isolationism for proposing to build a wall on the border with Mexico, among other reasons. He has rejected that criticism, saying he is focused on security, not isolationism. The