September 3, 2015
Former Hillary aid has informed three congressional committees he will plead the 5th if called to testify in the ongoing email scandal. He is completely in his right to do so. This continues to look bad for Hillary though. At the same time 57 more threads in her email point to “born” classified information being passed.
I have no doubt that if the DOJ wanted to prosecute or if the decide in the future there is plenty of evidence to go forward. This is important whatever the administration decides to do as it will set an internal precedent on how classified information is handled.
Intelligence agencies might find it harder to share with the state department. That would be unfortunate; at least to a competent State Department should we ever get to that point again.
August 23, 2015
A very important TED talk by former CBS Journalist Sharyl Attkisson. Sharyl, describes how paid corporate entities influence much of the media reports and she shows how difficult research can be.
August 21, 2015
Off-duty members of the U.S. military subdued a gunman “known to intelligence services” after he opened fire, injuring three aboard on a high-speed train en route to Paris from Amsterdam Friday.
Three U.S. servicemen were on board the train and overpowered the man when the train stopped in the northern French city of Arras, 115 miles north of Paris, French media reported. Some reports said the men were U.S. Marines but that could not be confirmed…
… The suspect is a 26-year-old Moroccan, said Sliman Hamzi, an official with police union Alliance, said on French television i-Tele…
… The motivation for the attack is unknown, officials said. AFP cited French officials saying the suspect is “known to intelligence services.”…
Let me help them out a bit. 26 year old Moroccan – “known to intelligence services” – armed with an AK47 and 300 loaded rounds – 3 guesses?
To the US Servicemen, Good job.
Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento State University, was traveling with childhood friends Spencer Stone, an Air Force serviceman from Carmichael, California, and Alek Skarlatos, a National Guardsmen from Roseburg, Oregon, when they heard a gunshot and breaking glass.
August 21, 2015
Today, the first two women graduated from the US ARMY’s Ranger school. First thing I want to say is congratulations to the two women and all of the newly tabbed Rangers. I don’t care how you look at this issue of women in the military; they performed and completed the course. There will be naysayers on all sides of this issue but no matter, this was still an accomplishment. While I don’t believe in opening all units to women or men for that matter, I have no problem with women in combat. I’ve said before there are plenty of combat jobs that can be filled by women. In fact I believe there are positions that are better suited for women warriors.
Regardless of my thoughts on what units should or shouldn’t have women, until they prove otherwise, these are two very exceptional people.
First Lt. Shaye Haver Capt. Kristen Griest
August 19, 2015
An interesting exchange, if you’re a foreign policy nerd, between Conrad Black and Angelo Codevilla is posted in the National Review and The Claremont Institute’s websites regarding Henry Kissinger, caught my eye. Beside the discussion of Kissinger, the last paragraph of Codevillas response to Blacks criticism was what stood out and I completely agree with.
By now the pattern is familiar: Facing an adversary, U.S officials assume that it is amenable to compromise and thus open negotiations with preemptive concessions of U.S. interests. Discovering that the adversary persists in its purpose and in fact is hardening its demands, our officials, falling back on Kissinger’s “creative ambiguity,” craft “agreements” based on the pretense that the adversary accepts the U.S. understanding thereof, and that our officials do not accept the adversary’s understanding. On that basis, they pretend that they have done something good. When the opposite results, they hide behind their status. Until we come to grips with Kissinger’s legacy, no one should expect results different from the ones that have befallen and continue to befall us.
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421622/kissingers-ruinous-legacy?target=author&tid=900749
August 16, 2015
Actor John Rhys-Davies declared “we have lost our moral compass completely” in the West due to political correctness and fear to cast judgment on Islamic extremism…
…“Basically, Christianity in the Middle East and in Africa is being wiped out — I mean not just ideologically but physically, and people are being enslaved and killed because they are Christians. And your country and my country (Wales) are doing nothing about it,” he said…
…“We have lost our moral compass completely, and unless we find it, we’re going to lose our civilization,” Mr. Rhys-Davies added. “I think we’re going to lose Western European Christian civilization anyway.”..
It’s not just on the Islamic Extremism Mr. Rhys-Davies. We’ve lost our moral compass on just about everything.
August 12, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign casts her decision to turn over her personal email server to the Justice Department as cooperating with investigators. Her Republican critics suggest that the move and new revelations about classified information points to her malfeasance as secretary of state.
Two emails that traversed Clinton’s personal system contained information that had been designated "top secret" and "Sensitive Compartmented Information," one of the government’s highest classification ratings, U.S. officials said.
I don’t get it. Doesn’t everyone have some TS/SCI stuff on their personal emails? It’s not like that’s against the law or anything. Oh wait….
"What difference – at this point, what difference does it make?"
August 7, 2015
CENTENNIAL – A jury in Arapahoe County has reached a decision after deliberating only six-and-a-half hours over the fate of the gunman who killed 12 and injured at least 70 others in an Aurora movie theater in July 2012.
The jury reached their verdict at 2 p.m. After a three-hour warning in order for victims’ families to make their way to the Arapahoe County Justice Center, Judge Carlos Samour read the verdict. The verdict was read at 5 p.m.
The jury of 12 could not reach a unanimous decision, so the court automatically sentenced James Holmes to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
It’s seems you can kill many people to include kids and continue to live. We don’t have enough people in this country now with the balls to do what’s necessary. The barbarians will have their way with us. We simply won’t stand and fight. A very sad state of affairs.
August 3, 2015
There is an unusual amount of outrage at the hunters that killed a couple of lions and now a woman that killed a Giraffe.
Could this be a distraction?
Well of course not, I mean it’s obvious this new concept of trophy hunting is simply not acceptable. I mean there is no precedent for such an activity. Before a couple of weeks ago trophy hunting was unheard of. It simply wasn’t done. I mean it couldn’t have been going on for years or the social justice warriors would have let us know. The outraged media would have been all over this. Nope, it must be a brand new atrocity.
Now that planned parenthood thing. That’s way overblown and luckily the media knows it and has taken the appropriate measures to ensure it doesn’t get any extra coverage.
There is also some kind of email issue going on but it’s probably not important.
August 2, 2015
You will NOT BELIEVE who was best man at John Kerry’s daughter’s wedding
by MICHELE HICKFORD
You not might be aware that in 2009, the daughter of Secretary of State John Kerry, Dr. Vanessa Bradford Kerry, John Kerry’s younger daughter by his first wife, married an Iranian-American physician named Dr. Brian (Behrooz) Vala Nahed, an Iranian-American physician.
Of course you’re not aware of it.
Brian (Behrooz) Nahed is son of Nooshin and Reza Vala Nahid of Los Angeles. Brian’s Persian birth name is "Behrooz Vala Nahid"
Gee, do you think Secretary Kerry should have recused himself from the negotiations with Iran at the very outset because of his long-standing relationship to his Iranian counter-part, Mohammad Javad Zarif? Let me explain.
Zarif is the current minister of foreign affairs in the Rouhani administration and has held various significant diplomatic and cabinet posts since the 1990s. He was Kerry’s chief counterpart in the nuclear deal negotiations.
Secretary Kerry and Zarif first met over a decade ago at a dinner party hosted by George Soros at his Manhattan penthouse. What a surprise. I have to say, connecting the dots gets more and more frightening.
But it gets even worse. Guess who was the best man at the 2009 wedding between Kerry’s daughter Vanessa and Behrouz Vala Nahed? Javad Zarif’s son.
I’m sure it’s all on the up and up (sarc).