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Well it’s just about one year since the inauguration and the burning question is this:

Why is it that all the libtards who said they would move to Canada if Trump got elected are still here?

His crime against humanity has morphed from colluding with the Russians, to being mentally unfit to govern, to being a blatant racist.

Just how many Americans on an annual basis emigrate to Haiti or Somalia?

Ever since immigrants have been coming here they have been coming to either avoid persecution or to escape some shithole.

Would the Irish have come here if the potato famine ( funny how there was enough of a crop to feed the English) hadn’t turned the place into a shithole for them.

How many Jews would be here if the Czar hadn’t made eastern Europe a shithole for them so his one-third plan would succeed: One third dies, one third leaves and one third converts from Judaism.

Nobody is leaving a position as an investment banker to wash dishes in a Denny’s.

The call of the subversive is to shelter under the cloak of noble immigrant and persecuted refugee every fence-jumping felon and jihadist that makes it through.

The immigrant is the new “noble savage”, a patronizing and racist fabrication that was the image of American Indians.

Does “I love my children so much I robbed a bank to give them the means to achieve their dream” get me safe haven in a  sanctuary city?

The bigger point here is that calling some one a racist is less an act of exposing an injustice and more of making sure your opponent is occupied with defending himself and you now control the narrative.

Samuel Grosvenor Wood, A mid century Hollywood director, testified before the House Un-American activities Committee in 1947.

He stated:

“If you mention you are opposed to the Communist Party, then you are anti-labor, anti-Semitic or anti-Negro and you will end up being called a fascist, but they never start that until they find out that you are opposed to the Communist Party.”

Control the narrative – flip that shit –

If some one bashes Trump ask them why they are a Communist.

#MAGA:

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Reblogged from RT

Published time: June 14, 2014 13:08

COMBO: (L) Confederate infantry re-enactors in Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 15, 2012; (R) Armed men ride an armored personnel carrier in Slavyansk April 16, 2014. (AFP Photo/Reuters)

COMBO: (L) Confederate infantry re-enactors in Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 15, 2012; (R) Armed men ride an armored personnel carrier in Slavyansk April 16, 2014. (AFP Photo/Reuters)

Historical analogies may be inaccurate, but Americans may need to look at their own civil war and compare it to what is happening in Ukraine now. Today the US supports a murderous criminal adventure that has little to do with unifying the country.

This assessment came from Professor Stephen Cohen, prominent US scholar of Russian studies and author, who advised George H.W. Bush in the late 1980s. He spoke to RT about the mistakes of the consecutive American administrations in their Russia policies, the worst crisis in decades that they led to and the deterioration of political discourse in America that prevents things from changing in Washington.

Cohen challenged the narrative of the Ukrainian events dominating in the US, calling the military crackdown by the government an “unwise, reckless, murderous, inhuman campaign that Kiev is conduction against what are admittedly rebel provinces.”

Stephen Frand Cohen

Stephen Frand Cohen

“Lincoln never called the Confederacy terrorists,” the scholar pointed out. “He always [called them], no matter how bad the civil war was, fellow citizens he wanted to come back to the union. Why is Kiev calling its own citizens terrorists? They are rebels. They are protesters. They have a political agenda. Why isn’t Kiev sending a delegation there to negotiate with them?

“Their demands are not unreasonable. They want to elect their own governors – we elect our own governors. They want a say on where their taxes go – ‘no taxation without representation.’ We know what that is,” Cohen said. “There are extremists among them, but there are also people who simply want to live in a Ukraine that is for everybody. And instead the Kiev army, with the full support of the United States, is conducting this assault.”

A man looks at a residential building, where he resides, which was damaged by what locals say was overnight shelling by Ukrainian forces, in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk June 12, 2014. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

A man looks at a residential building, where he resides, which was damaged by what locals say was overnight shelling by Ukrainian forces, in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk June 12, 2014. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

‘Kremlin an essential ally Washington pushes away’

What the US doing with Ukraine now is alienating arguably the best potential ally it has now, Cohen said.

“I am convinced that the most essential partner for the American national security in all of these areas from Iran to Syria, Afghanistan and beyond is the Kremlin, currently occupied by Putin. And the way the United States has treated Putin – I would call it a betrayal of American national interest.” (more…)

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To: Lance, Marshal, Lawrence, Shlomo, et al

By Aulddog

I’ve been motivated by recent events within DoD to write this piece, after reading yet another article on MSNBC (I ought’a stop doing that—it only hurts, and not in a good way) on yet ANOTHER general getting canned for something. Interestingly enough, the last few generals to get the hammer have been in charge of nuclear assets:

—MGEN Michael Carey—the most recent chop—was relieved for personal misbehavior. Carey was the head of 20th Air Force, responsible for roughly 450 nuclear ICBMs at multiple locations US-wide. The nature of the personal misbehavior was not specified. (Pay attention to that last part—I’ll bring it up again later. *foot stamp*)

—VADM Tim Giardina was demoted from three-star to two-star and relieved of his command duties. Giardina was the deputy for nuclear forces at USSTRATCOM (U.S. Strategic Command, for you non-military types). The charges were—again—unspecified, although gambling was alleged in the mix.

These are just the most recent. It’s scary that the nuke guys are getting leveled now, especially when you factor in the reports that Obama’s cronies are relocating nuclear weapons to the east coast, without apparent justification or reason.

Looking back, MGEN Stanley McChrystal was among the first to go down in the early years of the Obama regime, after a Rolling Stone (Rolling Stoned?) reporter used his access to McChrystal to do a hatchet piece. The comparisons between this situation and Truman’s relieving MacArthur are obvious…Truman was a Democrat too. All told, this country’s probably lost about a dozen generals in high-ranking positions since Obama took office. Lance may be able to offer a more specific list (another *foot stamp*…we could use names here.)

For someone like me who’s a student of history, this is all-too-scarily similar to something I’ve seen before. (more…)

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HILLARY AND HUMA

Scheming, Seditious Misandrists—Huma and Hillary

Why Won’t the Media Cover Huma Abedin’s Ties to the Global Jihad Movement?

By Diana West | JewishWorldReview.com

True, the barbs of Huma’s ambition — as naked as her husband’s dirty pics — have broken through the gauzy chatter. But cut off from context, they, too, end up perpetuating what is, in fact, the great Huma Abedin cover-up.

Nationalized health care was one of the first programs enacted by the Bolsheviks after they seized power in 1917. Nearly a century later, the U.S. enacted “Obamacare.”

Who won the Cold War again? This is one of the questions I work over in my new book, “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character”.

Can we realistically claim liberty and free markets triumphed over collectivism when today there is only a thin Senate line trying to fend off Obamacare’s totalitarian intrusions into citizens’ lives? We see perhaps a dozen or so patriots led by conservative ace Sen. Republican Mike Lee of Utah, gallantly mustering forces to defund further enforcement of this government behemoth aborning. (Call your senators and ask them to join — or tell you why they didn’t at the next town hall.) How can we maintain that the republic endured when a centralized super-state has taken its place?

So, once more, who really won the Cold War? The question is better framed when we realize that the battleground where the Free World met Marx was also psychological. Consciously or not, we struggled against an insidious Marxist ideology that was always, at root, an assault on our nation’s character.

The most recent manifestation of victory over the American character shows through the Anthony Weiner-Huma Abedin scandal. This scandal is a paradoxical double whammy of both exposure and cover-up. (more…)

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Barry Rubin espouses other TSA deficiencies better than I could:

Security checks at American airports have become the most controversial topic in the United States. This debate is so full of mistaken assumptions and misleading ideas that it is hard to know where to start in analyzing it.

Basically, it can be described as follows: Let’s intensively search fifteen million at random–worse, using silly profiling guidelines–in hope of finding one or two terrorists who, if they exist at all, are almost certainly using an innovative tactic that will get by our procedures.

Let’s consider the terrorist threat within the United States. The opening point must be that the threat of terrorism on airplanes within the United States is very low in frequency. That doesn’t mean a successful attack might not be horrendous, but that the number of attacks the terrorists can mount is going to be small.

Ask yourself this question: How many terrorists will try this year to get on board internal U.S. plane flights? (more…)

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There is a big difference between Russia regaining its strength and reaffirming its presence in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, with the United States being unable to ignore it, and the proposition that international relations have moved into a new phase of the Cold War.

Many states and powers in the region believe that the Cold War is back and that international divisions will resemble what prevailed in the last decades of the 20th century between the Soviet Union and the orbit states, and the US and its satellites. These calculations are now affecting the behavior of some states. Meanwhile, there are others who doubt the return of the Cold War, with the attendant new international division that will be different than the one we are currently seeing.

The skeptics keep in mind that Moscow has sought, in recent years, to rise from its fall after the collapse of the Russian economy, which in turn followed the collapse and disintegration of the Soviet Union. This caused the disintegration of Russian institutions. This recovery has helped the economy regain its vitality. For Russia has strongly entered the market economy and has turned into the number one oil-producing state, with a $500 billion in oil and natural gas reserves.

Thanks to this recovery, the country of the Czars has regained its independence from US economic assistance, which insulted the Russian bear during the 1990s. (more…)

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Gorbachev brought perestroika to the Soviet Union in 1985-1990. In 1989 the Berlin Wall fell. In 1991, after the attempted coup, Boris Yeltsin took over and that officially marks the end of the Soviet Union. Hence, once again we had just plain old Russia.

During the Cold War we used to refer to the Soviet Union, the USSR and Russia interchangeably. That’s when Russia was known as the bear.

Then the USSR ended, and a new Russia began.

Now, it’s official, the Russian bear is back.

From the NYP:

BAD NEWS BEAR

Today’s Kremlin is cocky, nationalistic, rich and bent on asserting Russia as a great power with distinct interests – not only in its neighborhood or “near abroad” – but across the globe.

It entered 2008 in its strongest position since the fall of the Berlin Wall, continually reorienting its foreign policy to one that is independent, strikingly outspoken, and even anti-West. (more…)

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Iran is still moving in millimeters while the US is going the full distance

Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, recently compared the pace of diplomacy to that of weaving Persian carpets, saying that progress sometimes “moves forward in millimeters.” Regardless of whatever illusions the Iranians may hold, the international community is unlikely to wait for a year – the length of time it takes skilled weavers to craft more elaborate, larger rugs – to resolve the standoff over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. As a matter of fact, they have given Iran a deadline of two weeks to respond to their latest offer of incentives, and in all probability they will react to any failure on Iran’s part to do so by implementing a tougher set of sanctions.

Nobody is more eager to hear a response from the Iranians than the Americans, who in a dramatic about-face sent one of their top diplomats from Washington to Geneva to participate in the latest round of nuclear talks. Although US officials have denied that the gesture was a reversal from their previous approach of “isolating” Iran, everyone knows that the Bush administration was quietly forced to abandon a policy that had clearly failed to achieve results. Likewise, it is now obvious that the American move has completely altered the appearance of the diplomatic process. Readjustments in the US stance have made the Americans appear to be the more flexible party in the Iranian-American cold war, whereas before the lack of progress could be blamed on a duo of obstinate rivals. Even the most pro-Iranian observer cannot deny that the Americans have now gone 180 degrees and more than 6,550 kilometers from Washington to Geneva, while the Iranians are still talking about progressing in millimeters.

American diplomats have now shown ample willingess to engage in diplomacy, rather than warfare, to solve this dispute. Dragging out the process of negotiations is therefore no longer a viable option for the Iranian regime. Yes, all of the parties involved in the talks understand that any movement on the Iranian nuclear file requires the approval of the supreme leader, and that translating and conveying the content of the latest talks will take some time. What they will not understand, however, is if the Iranians take the two week leeway period and then come back with a vague response. Only a clear “yes” or “no” will suffice. Now that the Americans have gone to such great lengths with diplomacy, one would hope that the Iranians will meet them halfway.

-Daily Star Editorial

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He’s stuck in time and just can’t let go. He’s one of the last Communist tyrants still in power. Now he’s busy selling military aircraft to Iran.

Cold War Comforts

For Vladimir Putin, who grew up knowing nothing of a world not divided by the Cold War, his return to confrontation with the West is like finding his lost security blanket.

It’s a return to the familiar, to the intellectually comfortable. It’s also self-created and self-serving. }} more…

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It was a cold-as-hell February on a mountain top position. Four of us were out on the OP. Two of us were scuffed-in Cavalry troopers, two were green ‘cruits. Since I had more experience, I set up the shelters. They didn’t look like much, but we were comfortable for that mission . . . more comfortable than the guys back at the AO, I assure you.

Ten feet from our shelters was a foxhole, about 5-feet deep and perched atop a steep cliff. It was just large enough for two of us at a time. This spot served as an observation point and one of the first lines of defense protecting the main troop area in the rear. That dirty foxhole was heaven.

U.S. Cavalry Condos (more…)

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