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America the Laughingstock
by Caroline Glick
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Feinstein's Renewed Assault on the Second Amendment
by Thomas Gallatin:  On Wednesday, Senate Democrats led by Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced a bill that would ban the sale of more than 200 semi-automatic weapons and ammunition. Appealing to hoplophobia (fear of firearms) rather than sober reasoning and the facts, Feinstein advocated for further limiting Americans’ Second Amendment right to self-defense while at the same time promoting the flawed promise of statist utopia. Feinstein pontificated, “We’re introducing an updated Assault Weapons Ban for one reason — so that after every mass shooting with a military-style assault weapon, the American people will know that a tool to reduce these massacres is sitting in the Senate, ready for debate and a vote.”

          No, the real reason is that Feinstein is taking advantage of people’s emotions as a pretext to demand that Americans give up their rights and freedoms and bow to an elite ruling class which is powerless to protect them. Feinstein has completely ignored the fact that this latest mass shooting testifies to the limits of government’s ability to prevent crime. After all, the laws were on the books that should have prevented this mad man from purchasing the weapons in the first place. Where is the apology from the government for its gross failure?
          In this case the laws that should have presumably prevented this massacre failed, so now Feinstein wants to blame the availability of the tool? The same tool that was used to perpetrate this evil was also used for good in ending it and saving lives, but statists like Feinstein will never care about that inconvenient fact. Rather she holds out the absurd notion of a gun-free society, suggesting that then mass murders would be non-existent. Tell that to the eight people killed by a jihadi with a truck in New York. She and her gun-grabbing cohorts are again asserting that evil somehow originates only due to one’s proximity and access to a certain tool rather than from within that self-willed individual.
          Feinstein’s objective here is purely and unabashedly political. Eric Boehm of Reason writes, “This bill has been introduced for ‘one reason’: so Democrats can score political points by holding it up and waving it every time there’s a high-profile crime with a gun. Look! There’s a bill right here, ready for debate and a vote! Will the bill do anything to stop these horrific attacks from happening? Well, no, but that’s not the point.” There is nothing more despicable than those who seek to manipulate and prey upon the emotions of others by holding out empty promises designed only to further their own power.  

~The Patriot Post
https://patriotpost.us/articles/52335


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Dems, Illegal Aliens Riot Inside 
Senate Building To Force DACA Amnesty
{rickwells.us} ~ The dishonest leftist media reports it as if it’s a natural organic response to a legitimate complaint... illegal aliens rising up to protest against Republicans and demand citizenship. Certainly there is nothing spontaneous, natural or legitimate with any of it, but propagandists aren’t there to report the truth. Hundreds of illegal alien squatters and their American enablers took to the Hart Senate building on Thursday, in what the media is describing as a mass protest. What it really was was an illegal occupation and a missed opportunity for a mass deportation that should not have been allowed to pass without being capitalized upon. The complainers are clearly organized by the left, with other events in other cities as well. The globalist commie Democrats are trying to intimidate non-RINO Republicans into cowering to them and make the path for betrayal of the American citizens easier for all Republicans, weak, extra-weak and RINOs to take...  https://rickwells.us/dems-illegal-riot-amnesty/
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Another Major liar-Clinton 
Donor Finds Himself In Big Trouble
{greatamericandaily.com} ~ The liar-Clinton family can’t seem to keep themselves out of trouble. With donors like Harvey Weinstein, that’s not surprising. And now there’s another liar-Clinton donor who has found himself in big trouble... Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is no stranger to the liar-Clinton family. According to Campus Watch, the liar-Clinton Foundation has received at least $10 million since 2001 from Saudi Arabia, with at least $1 million coming from “Friends of Saudi Arabia”, a group run by Saudi Princes. And now, Talal, and dozens of other high ranking Saudi officials have been arrested in a historic corruption case...  http://greatamericandaily.com/another-major-clinton-donor-finds-him...
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CNN faces another 
racial discrimination lawsuit, lawyer says
by Brian Flood
{foxnews.com} ~ The Atlanta lawyer whose racial discrimination suit against CNN was dismissed earlier this year says he is re-filing the class action case... this time with a new set of plaintiffs and even more alleged victims. The network news channel’s alleged racial discrimination is “as abhorrent as all of the sexual harassment cases that are rightfully now being prosecuted,” Daniel R. Meachum told Fox News. “Educated, well-intentioned, experienced and talented African-Americans are being discriminated against.” Celeslie Henley, a plaintiff in the first version, said she worked at CNN for seven years until she was allegedly fired after emailing the human resources department about discriminatory treatment. The suit also claimed that the liberal network had a “glass ceiling” on the career paths of African-American staffers...  http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/11/09/cnn-faces-another-r...
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Meadows On House Floor – Why Did liar-nObama
Pay Fusion GPS A Million Bucks, What’s FBI Hiding?
{rickwells.us} ~ Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and several of his fellow members of the House Freedom Caucus gathered Tuesday evening... in the chamber for a special order addressing questions of liar-nObama and FBI involvement in the liar-Hillary Clinton Russia collusion and Fusion GPS dossier and Uranium One. Joining Meadows were Reps Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Louis Gohmert (R-TX) and others. The Freedom Caucus members wanted to get the issues on the record and to force the Justice Department and FBI, which are apparently colluding with the previous regime and their holdovers in a cover up of their criminality, to end their obstruction. They also were attempting to force the reluctant establishment RINOs who are also complicit in or at a minimum improperly tolerant of their corruption into action...  https://rickwells.us/meadows-obama-fusion-million-fbi/
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America the Laughingstock
by Caroline Glick
{truthrevolt.org} ~ The United States has a credibility problem. Put plainly, aside from Israel, no one in the Middle East appears to take the Americans seriously.

Let’s start with the Palestinians.

In the wake of last month’s unity deal concluded between US-backed Fatah and Iran-backed Hamas, US President Donald Trump’s special Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt announced, “Any Palestinian government must unambiguously and explicitly commit to nonviolence, recognize the State of Israel, accept previous agreements and obligations between the parties – including to disarm terrorists – and commit to peaceful negotiations.”

On Wednesday, the unity deal passed its first test of implementation.

Hamas permitted the US-funded, Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority to take charge of Gaza’s border crossings with Israel and Egypt. In exchange the PA is renewing its monthly payments to Hamas – underwritten by US taxpayers to the tune of nearly $500 million a year.

Greenblatt’s statement was stomped on by Fatah leaders. They have spent the better part of the past month attacking Britain for issuing the Balfour Declaration, which facilitated the establishment of a Jewish state in the Land of Israel a hundred years ago.

Clearly, the US’s “moderate” Fatah faction isn’t willing to recognize Israel. As for the terrorists from Hamas, they also spit in Greenblatt’s face.

As Hamas gunmen were allowing Fatah personnel to deploy to Gaza’s border crossings with Israel and Egypt, Hamas’s top leadership was in Lebanon pledging allegiance to the Iranian regime and to Israel’s destruction.

Salah al-Arouri, the deputy leader of Hamas, embraced Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and thanked him for the Iranian proxy’s support.

Arouri is a resident of Hezbollah’s Beirut stronghold in the city’s Dahia quarter.

While Arouri was hugging Nasrallah, his boss, Hamas terror chief Ismail Haniyeh, was giving a speech nearby at a terror conference.

Haniyeh indicated that the deal with Fatah was just a means to Hamas’s goal of destroying Israel. Hamas, he said, will never concede “one clot of land in Palestine,” and will never recognize Israel.

Hamas and Fatah are right to feel contempt for the US. As events this week proved yet again, there is nothing they can do that will cause the Americans to rethink their support for the PLO and whomever they are in bed with.

Citing US pressure, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided on Tuesday to postpone indefinitely Knesset consideration of a government bill that would expand the boundaries of Jerusalem to include some outlying communities beyond the 1949 armistice lines. Israel, he explained, has no interest in getting on the wrong side of the Americans just before they present their peace plan.

So while Hamas and Fatah implement their unity deal, embrace Iran and restate their commitment to Israel’s destruction, Netanyahu is concerned that the Americans will be mad at his government if it dares to advance a plan that would strengthen Israel’s control over land that no Israeli government will ever concede.

As bad as the US position vis-à-vis the Palestinians is, America’s position in Iraq is even more distressing.

Israel fights its own wars. More than 4,400 US servicemen died fighting in Iraq. Nearly 32,000 were wounded. And today, Iraq is more dangerous to the US and its allies than it was in 2003 when the US-led coalition invaded Iraq and overthrew Saddam Hussein’s murderous Ba’athist regime.

In 2003, the Iraqi military was a shadow of its former self. Under a UN sanctions regime, the Iraqi military was short on training and equipment, and implacably hostile to Iran.

Today, thanks to the US, the Iraqi military is well-trained and well-armed with advanced US weapons. And thanks to former president Barack liar-nObama, the well-armed and well-trained US supported Iraqi military is controlled by Iran.

And as such, it poses a threat to the US, to US allies and to the region that far exceeds the threat Saddam posed in 2003.

The very fact that the Iraqi government and military, which owe their existence to the US, are willing to collaborate with Iran is in itself proof that the US is perceived as at best a paper tiger.

But two stories reported over the past few days show just how brazen their contempt for America has become.

On Tuesday the Iraqi parliament unanimously passed a law requiring law enforcement bodies to pursue criminal charges against “those who promote Zionist symbols in public rallies in any form, including the hoisting of the Zionist flag.”

The measure was introduced by the Iranian-controlled Shi’ite Supreme Islamic Council parliamentary bloc.

The new law means that 14 years after the US invaded Iraq with the declared purpose of bringing freedom to the state that had known nothing but tyranny, demonstrating support for Israel is officially a crime.

The Americans are apparently fine with Iraqi Jew-hatred. Recently the Trump administration announced it will implement the liar-nObama administration’s pledge to return the archive of the Jewish community of Iraq to the Iraqi government. It doesn’t matter to the State Department that the documents were stolen from the Iraqi Jews by regime agents who forced them to flee the county, thus ending 2,600 years of continuous Jewish settlement in Iraq.

Iraq’s new anti-Israeli flag law was directed against the Kurds – the US’s only reliable ally in Iraq.

Owing both to their longstanding warm ties with Israel and to the fact that Israel is the only state that openly backs Kurdish independence and supported the Kurdish independence referendum which 91% of Iraqi Kurds voted for in September, the Kurds are not shy about their love for America’s strongest Middle East ally.

Israel’s flag featured prominently in pro-independence demonstrations throughout Iraqi Kurdistan.

The Kurds are now under assault from the government in Baghdad. And the Baghdad government’s operations against the Kurds are being directed in large part by the Iranians.

On Wednesday, The Washington Free Beacon reported on documents secured by Republican lawmakers that show just how powerful a force Iran and its terror armies have become in Iraq.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, a veteran of the war in Iraq, showed a photograph of Shi’ite militiamen operating US M1 Abrams tanks draped in a Hezbollah flag. Another photo showed IRGC Maj.-Gen. Qassem Soleimani with US-backed Iraqi militia leaders.

Hunter noted that the US-backed Iraqi militias whose commanders were photographed with Soleimani participated in last month’s offensive against the Kurds.

Michale Pregent, a former senior intelligence officer who served in Iraq, told the Free Beacon that the photograph of the Hezbollah-flag draped Abrams tank proves US forces have trained Hezbollah forces to use the advanced battle tank.

“Any soldier who has driven a tank before knows that you can’t just pick one up on the battlefield and learn to drive it. You have to be trained by an American adviser to do it. And the only way you get that training is if you’re wearing an Iraqi uniform, and these Iranian controlled militia brag they can wear any uniform in the Iraqi forces and they’re doing so.”

Hunter said the photos show “we’re equipping and training the wrong people. The State Department is going to lose us Iraq again, in one of the worst ways.

“At best, the State Department has been derelict in their duties,” he said.

“And at the worst,” Hunter said, “they’ve been complicit with helping the Iranians take back what I and my brothers in arms fought for.”

The Trump administration’s complicity with the Iranian takeover of Iraq, like its complicity with Palestinian support for Israel’s destruction, indicates that in the Middle East, the Trump administration has not abandoned the liar-nObama administration’s policies.

Indeed, even in areas where the Trump administration has sought to distance itself from its predecessor, its policies on the ground are still by and large a continuation of liar-nObama’s.

For instance, this week the Trump administration released hundreds of thousands of pages of documents that US special forces seized when they killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in 2011. Despite repeated requests from lawmakers and researchers, the liar-nObama administration refused to release the documents.

As long suspected, the now-public documents reveal that Iran effectively serves as al-Qaida’s state sponsor.

And yet, like its predecessor, the Trump administration pretends that since Iran is Shi’ite and al-Qaida and its successor Islamic State are Sunni, the Iranians can be trusted to work with the US in defeating them. This is why, for instance, the Pentagon had US forces in Lebanon fighting Islamic State and al-Qaida-aligned forces with the Hezbollah-controlled Lebanese Armed Forces in a joint Hezbollah-LAF operation.

This is why the US continues to arm and train the Iranian-Hezbollah controlled LAF with advanced weapons just as it arms and trains the Iranian-controlled Iraqi military and its allied Iranian-controlled militia.

It is hard to know whether Trump will ever appoint emissaries who support his desire to base US policy in the Middle East on the realities of the region. But even if he does replace liar-nObama-era holdovers like Brett McGurk, the pro-Iranian US envoy for operations against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, there is no guarantee that Trump’s envoys will change the trajectory of US Middle East policy.

After all, Greenblatt and Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner are Trump loyalists. And the only thing they have changed in US policy toward Israel and the Palestinians is the tone of US statements. From a substantive perspective, the US continues to kowtow to the PLO and put the squeeze on Israel not to secure its interests lest doing so harm the nonexistent prospects for a deal between Israel and Hamas’s partner.

Winston Churchill famously said, “You can always trust the Americans to do the right thing, after they have tried everything else.”

It would seem that in the face of the Hamas-Fatah unity deal, the Iranian takeover of Iraq and the campaign against the US’s Kurdish allies being carried out by the Iraqi government at Iran’s direction, that the US has finally exhausted “everything else” in the Middle East.

As we mark one year since Trump’s stunning electoral victory, the time has come to try something new. The time has come for the Americans to do the right thing in the Middle East.

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LIGHTER SIDE

ALERT ALERT

Clinton Donor And Tax Cheat Tied To Russia

“Do as we say, not as we do.”

That seems to be the slogan for Hillary Clinton and her political allies, and it’s especially apt in light of new information about one of Clinton’s largest campaign donors.

While the left is still trying to attack President Trump and his family over unproven business dealings and largely debunked connections to Russia, a new report indicates that it was Hillary Clinton’s team who were doing those exact things.

“Fox News has learned that one of the top donors to the ‘Hillary Victory Fund’ (HVF) in 2016 was a Los Angeles-based attorney who is alleged to have misused company funds to create his own $22 million real estate portfolio,” that outlet reported on Thursday.

“He has also been considered by California to be one of the state’s biggest tax cheats, and allegedly has ties to the (Russian) Kremlin,” Fox continued.

The man’s name is Edgar Sargsyan. His deep pockets greatly benefited Clinton’s campaign, with contributions of at least $250,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund in 2016.

He was also in charge of an elite fundraising dinner to benefit Clinton, where donors paid $100,000 per couple just to attend the ritzy event. But in true Clinton fashion, the money apparently went missing.

Sargsyan is now “being sued by his former company for allegedly diverting those funds to start his own real estate company,” according to Fox.

Now, people are asking hard questions about Clinton’s buddy Sargsyan, including whether his contributions were part of a pay-to-play scheme and if he had shady connections to foreign governments.

“Nobody gave to the Hillary Victory Fund out of the goodness of their heart or some generalized desire to help 33 random state parties,” pointed out attorney Dan Backer from the Committee to Defend the President.

“They did so to buy access and curry influence — something the Clintons have been selling for nearly three decades in and out of government,” he continued.

Trying to buy political influence is sadly common, especially when it comes to the Clintons. What is raising more red flags than normal, however, is the evidence that Sargsyan is no run-of-the-mill campaign donor.

“The really scary question is, what did this particular donor with this strange web of connections hope to buy for his quarter-million dollars?” Backer asked Fox News.

That web of connections is strange indeed.

The Committee to Defend the President is now alleging that SBK, a major Sargsyan-linked company “is an investment firm that is affiliated with United Arab Emirates president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, and its international affiliate has business interests in Russia,” according to Fox.

“Among its dealings was a bid to finance $850 million for a major bridge project to connect Crimea with Russia,” the group claims.

“He worked for SBK, and SBK appears to have bid on some Crimean/Russian bridge project,” Backer said. “That’s usually an indicator of political favor and connections.”

It raises several chilling questions: Was Sargsyan paying a quarter million dollars to Clinton for political favors, and — more disturbingly — was that money actually from sources in Russia in order to smooth the way for its construction plans?

Nobody knows for sure. What is clear, however, is that there is a pattern of dirty money surrounding the Clintons, with the “Uranium One” and “Clinton Foundation” scandals just two of the most well-known examples.

“It reinforces how fast and loose the Clinton machine was when it came to ‘Hoovering up’ these megadonor checks, not just from questionable Hollywood and Wall Street elites but potentially from foreign influence peddlers using who knows what money,” Backer told Fox News.

“It reinforces the need to take a long hard look at not just the unlawful money laundering process, but the way in which they were solicited as well,” he continued. “The Clintons have never shown a great deal of concern for whomever it was cutting the checks — whether it’s foreign influence peddlers or Hollywood smut peddlers like Harvey Weinstein.”

If those claims are even partially true, then America dodged a bullet in November of 2016 — and it’s worth keeping the pile of foreign-connected Clinton scandals in mind the next time the left tries desperately to tie Donald Trump to Russia. Perhaps they should look in the mirror.

SLAVEHOLDER??

Washington Post Compares
Jeff Sessions To Slaveholder’

The Washington Post compared Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “slaveholders” after he quoted the Bible on Thursday while discussing his department’s policy of prosecuting all illegal immigrants who cross the border.

Sessions made the statement during a speech to law enforcement officers in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

WaPo ran a story entitled “Sessions cites Bible passage used to defend slavery in defense of separating immigrant families” by general assignment editor Keith McMillan and religion reporter Julie Zauzmer on Friday.

Rather than detailing the statistics Sessions cited in the speech that explain the immigration policy, the story quoted John Fea, a history professor at Messiah College in Pennsylvania.

“This is the same argument that Southern slaveholders and the advocates of a Southern way of life made,” Fea said.

Sessions spent much of the speech discussing the numbers behind current immigration policy, including separating families at the Southwest border.

“I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes,” Sessions said.

“Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves. Consistent and fair application of the law is in itself a good and moral thing, and that protects the weak and protects the lawful.”

“The previous administration wouldn’t prosecute aliens if they came with children,” Sessions said.

“It was de-facto open borders if you came with children. The results were unsurprising. More and more illegal aliens started showing up at the border with children.”

Sessions laid out the numbers in the speech.

“In 2013, fewer than 15,000 family units were apprehended crossing our border illegally between ports of entry in dangerous areas of the country,” he said.

“Five years later, it was more than 75,000, a five-fold increase in five years. It didn’t even have to be their child that was brought, it could be anyone. You can imagine that this created a lot of danger.”

The U.S. has the “opportunity” to fix its broken immigration system now, Sessions said.

“I believe that’s it’s moral, right, just and decent that we have a lawful system of immigration,” he said. “The American people have been asking for it.”

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