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Foreign Leaders Don't Respect 
the U.S. Constitution
Jordan Candler
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Rocket fired at US embassy in 
Iraq the same model used by Iran
by Russ Read
washingtonexaminer.com } ~ The rocket that exploded Sunday outside the U.S. embassy in Baghdad is of a design trafficked by Iran and used by Middle Eastern terrorist groups... While it is unclear who was responsible for firing or supplying the Katyusha rocket, weapons of the same type were seized by Yemeni authorities on an Iranian ship in 2013. Iran is known to support terrorist groups in the region both financially and with arms, and Iranian forces are known to field Katyusha rockets. Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasoul said that the Iraqi military believed the rocket was fired from east Baghdad, where many Iran-backed Shiite militias are based. The explosion came as tensions between the United States and Iran continue to rise. President Trump tweeted a warning to Iran shortly after the explosion occurred. "If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!" he said. No casualties have been reported from the attack, the first in Baghdad's highly-secured Green Zone since September. Many foreign and Iraqi diplomats and officials are based in the Green Zone, though nonessential U.S. embassy staff were ordered out of Iraq last week. With a range of up to 25 miles, the Katyusha is a cheap and rudimentary weapon. Originally of Russian design, the Katyusha was first deployed by the Soviet Red Army in World War II. Its use has continued after the collapse of the Soviet Union, with multiple countries fielding it in their national armies. It is also a weapon of choice for Iranian-sponsored terrorist organizations, including Hamas and Hezbollah. U.S. and British forces in Iraq and Syria were put on high alert last week after intelligence reports warned of a potential Iranian threat. The United States has deployed the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier strike group, an amphibious warfare ship, a contingent of B-52 bombers, and a Patriot missile defense battery to the region.
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The Calming Feeling as Jew-Hate Now 
Takes Deeper Root in the Democrat Party
by Dov Fischer
spectator.org } ~ worthless-Ilhan Omar (D-MN) accused Israel of hypnotizing the world. That lie, which seems to have permeated the Somali Muslim community, initially outraged Democrats no less than it did Republicans... If Israel is so good at hypnotizing the world, why does it never win a vote in the United Nations, the vile sewer where that very “world” congregates to lynch Israel regularly? worthless-Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has logged tomes of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish tweets and rhetoric. Those tweets initially outraged Democrats no less than they did Republicans. And then the Democrats started counting votes. They figured out three things: There are more anti-Jewish votes on the Intersectionality Left — a Democrat base — than there are Jews or supporters of Israel. A segment of Jewish liberals are so assimilated out of their Judaic heritage and are so bereft of serious Judaic learning, culture, and simple Jewish self-respect that they are tucked away safely in the Democrats’ pocket no matter what, and they will keep voting for and giving money to Democrats even on the way to being exiled from the party… and worse. Michigan was lost in 2016, but only by a smidgeon, and we may as well make a play for the anti-Jewish vote that worthless-Rashida Tlaib can help us win over. Barack scumbag/liar-nObama campaigned on the historicity of becoming the first Black President, scumbag/liar-Hillary on potentially becoming the first woman President, Buttigieg on becoming the first gay one. commie-Bernie Sanders never contemplates becoming the first Jewish President. commie-Bernie Sanders does not wake up thinking “I am a Jew.” He calls Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “racist,” calls the Israeli government “racist,” does not use such terms to describe communist leaders, pronounces that worthless-Ilhan Omar is not a bigot. Such blights as he have polluted Jewish history. Like the Trotskys, Kamenevs, Zinovievs, and Radeks of a prior time and place, his comrades ultimately will have no further use for him. Meanwhile, he is their Useful Idiot, an old apologist for Soviet Communist breadlines, and this blight provides cover for Jew haters in his ambit. Just attack Jews and then run to Red commie-Bernie for protection...
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Maria Bartiromo Interviews Rep. Doug Collins
by sundance
theconservativetreehouse.com } ~ Maria Bartiromo discusses ongoing investigative events with House Judiciary Ranking Member Doug Collins... In addition to discussing the direction of the attorney general inquiry, Rep. Collins notes his intent to release more investigative transcripts next week. As suspected Bartiromo notes the IG Horowitz investigation is continuing as more evidence is uncovered, and has not yet reached the preliminary draft report phase.This would indicate none of the DOJ/FBI officials, ‘principals’ who would be permitted to review the OIG draft, have any indication of the IG evidence.
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Report to Congress on Current
U.S.-Iran Tensions
by news.usni.org:  U.S.-Iran tensions have escalated in recent weeks as the Trump Administration has taken several significant steps in its campaign of applying “maximum pressure” on Iran... and Iranian leaders have announced responses. U.S. steps have included designating Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), reimposing sanctions on any country that buys Iranian oil, ending sanctions waivers for some assistance to the permitted aspects of Iran’s nuclear program, and imposing new sanctions on transactions in some Iranian commodities. U.S. officials state that reports about potential Iran-linked threats to U.S. forces and interests prompted the Administration to send additional military assets to the region. Yet, press reports on May 16 indicate that President Donald Trump prefers a diplomatic solution to continued escalation that could lead to conflict. Members of Congress have been requesting additional information from the Administration about the uptick in U.S.-Iran tensions. Congress might consider the broader Administration’s Iran policy or the potential for use of force against Iran. Recent Administration efforts to increase pressure on Iran’s economy and government include:  On April 8, 2019, the Administration designated the IRGC as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). Iran’s parliament responded by enacting legislation declaring U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and related forces in the Middle East to be terrorists.  As of May 2, 2019, the Administration ended a U.S. sanctions exception for the purchase of Iranian oil to try to drive Iran’s oil exports to “zero.” On May 3, 2019, the Administration ended waivers under the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act (IFCA, P.L. 112-239) that allow countries to help remove Iranian heavy water and low-enriched uranium that exceed JCPOA stockpile limits. On May 5, 2019, citing reports that Iran might be preparing its allies to attack U.S. personnel or installations, National Security Adviser John Bolton announced that the United States was accelerating the previously planned deployment of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the region and sending a bomber task force to the Persian Gulf region. On May 8, the President issued Executive Order 13871, blocking the U.S.-based property of persons and entities determined by the Administration to have conducted significant transactions with Iran’s iron, steel, aluminum, or copper sectors. These commodities account for about 10% of Iran’s exports, but the exports primarily go to regional companies that might not be easily penalized by U.S. sanctions...
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Spain: Surge in Migrant Crime
by Soeren Kern
gatestoneinstitute.org } ~ Six African migrants gang-raped a 12-year-old girl in a small town near Madrid, but Spanish authorities kept information about the crime hidden from the public for more than a year... apparently to avoid fueling anti-immigration sentiments. On March 15, 2018, the 12-year-old girl was playing in a park in Azuqueca de Henares with several other girls when, at around one o'clock in the afternoon, six migrants — five Moroccans and one Nigerian — approached the playground. They carried two of the girls off to a nearby abandoned building, but then let one of them go after discovering that she was a Muslim. The migrants, aged between 15 and 20, grabbed the 12-year-old by her arms and legs and took turns raping her, first anally and then vaginally, for nearly an hour. The public was not informed about the crime until March 20, 2019, when the newspaper El Mundo published the results of an investigation. According to the report, Spanish prosecutors and judges secretly decided that three of the minors will be held in a young offender institution for three years and then be "reinserted" into Spanish society rather than be deported. One of the adults is being held in preventive detention; the other adults were released. The gang rape has cast a spotlight on spiraling migrant criminality in Spain, where "progressive" immigration policies — promoted by all the mainstream political parties and opposed only by the populist party Vox — are fueling an influx of illegal migration from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The gang rape has also cast a spotlight on a lenient justice system that routinely releases migrant criminals back onto the streets. Reliable statistics on migrant-related crimes are unavailable: the data compiled by the Spanish Interior Ministry on specific categories of crimes homicide, rape, robbery, etc. do not break down the offenders by nationality...
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Iranian Threats to Gulf Maritime Security
by Bradley Bowman and Andrew Gabel

fdd.org } ~ Following Trump administration warnings regarding pending Iranian attacks, four commercial vessels were damaged last weekend in the Gulf... 
While details remain murky, this development underscores how Tehran and its proxies may exploit maritime vulnerabilities in the region. Tehran has a history of targeting civilian vessels transiting the Gulf and threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz, through which approximately one fifth of the world’s seaborne oil passes. During the last two years of the Iran-Iraq War, Iran conducted 143 attacks against shipping in the Gulf. Last month, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) Commander Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri threatened to close the strait. This month, tensions escalated when the U.S. reportedly obtained intelligence that Iran, among other steps, was putting missiles on small boats in the Gulf – fueling fears that the IRGC might use them to attack commercial vessels or U.S. Navy ships. To avoid international condemnation and direct confrontation with the United States military, Tehran may use covert operators to conduct attacks. This could include the use of divers or crew members to sabotage vessels. Such an approach would be consistent with Tehran’s use of proxies and asymmetrical terrorist attacks. Such tactics enable Tehran to achieve its objectives at a relatively low cost, while evading attribution and consequences. In contrast to sabotage operations, an effort to close the Strait of Hormuz, or severely impede passage through it, would likely require the robust and overt use of Tehran’s two distinct naval forces: the IRGCN and the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN). According to the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), the IRGCN deploys “smaller, faster platforms equipped with sophisticated weaponry, ideally suited for its asymmetric doctrine.” Leading acquisition priorities for the IRGCN have included “fast attack craft, small boats, anti-ship cruise missiles, and mines.”...
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Foreign Leaders Don't Respect 
the U.S. Constitution
Jordan Candler:  Don’t just take our word for it. Take the lamentations of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who told CNN during a discussion on gun control, “To be honest with you, I do not understand the United States.” What she’s really saying is that she doesn’t respect the U.S. Constitution.
 

Her seeming perplexity isn’t helped when the CNN interviewer erroneously claimed American students have been subjected to “15 school shootings alone this year,” to which Ardern nodded in acknowledgement. That’s a fallacious claim, but that hasn’t stopped other CNN talkingheads from spreading this and other fake news. After all, the appeal is to emotions, not facts.

Speaking of facts, the antagonism shown toward the U.S. Constitution from foreign leaders can be boiled down to this one simply reality: They disdain the Rule of Law. Before admitting she does “not understand the United States,” Ardern stated, “Australia experienced a massacre and changed their laws. New Zealand had its experience and changed its laws.” Therefore the reason the U.S. won’t follow their lead must be because Americans are unsympathetic and/or cowards.

Wrong.

Ardern definitely has allies in the Democrat Party, which would love nothing more than for the U.S. to enact gun control and even gun confiscation. Sadly, Democrats hate American exceptionalism and the Rule of Law, which is why they are so open to imposing upon us other nations’ ideals. Republicans, on the other hand, believe that the Constitution means what it says, and they’ve been steadfast in refusing to bow to the immense pressure coming from emotionally driven gun-control zealots. The Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Those unalianble Rights are codified in the Bill of Rights, the Second Amendment of which reads, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” What Ardern and her like either don’t understand (unlikely) or refuse to accept (more likely) is that our rights are not derived from man. Which is why Patrick Henry once warned, “Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel.”

Global elitist leftists “don’t understand” because they disdain the kind of Liberty enshrined in our Constitution, which is second to none.

A respect for the Rule of Law is also where the term “American exceptionalism” came from. Exceptionalism is defending our highest forms of liberties and refusing to acquiesce to the demands of foreign nations whose freedoms are fluid. Take, for example, Venezuela, where weapons were confiscated before that nation fell into socialism’s death trap.

An exit question for Ardern et al.: Why should anyone want to live in a country in which your “rights” can be taken away at whim? Unfortunately, some people will only understand the relevance once it’s too late.  

~The Patriot Post

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Fact Check:   'Joe Biden Claims ‘We Didn’t Lock People Up In Cages’

CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed, on immigration: “We didn’t lock people up in cages.”

VERDICT: FALSE. The “cages” were built by the Obama-Biden administration.

Univision moderator Jorge Ramos asked Biden at the third Democrat debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, why Latinos should trust him after the Obama administration continued deporting “undocumented immigrants.”

Biden claimed that the Obama administration’s policies were more humane than those of President Donald Trump: “We didn’t lock people up in cages,” he said.

In fact, the “cages” were built by the Obama administration to deal with a surge of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally in 2014.

Originally, the Obama administration was “warehousing” children — literally — in overwhelmed Border Patrol facilities. Breitbart News broke the story of the surge, which was partly triggered by Obama’s policy of allowing illegal alien children who entered the country as minors to stay in the country (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA).

Above image credit: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File

The above photo was published by the Associated Press in June 2014, and the photo below is of Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, touring a Border Patrol facility with “cages.”


Above: Border Patrol officers escort Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer through the department’s Nogales processing facility for immigrant children. (Photo courtesy Barry Bahler/Department of Homeland Security)

The “cages” are chain-link enclosures in Border Patrol processing facilities that are meant to protect children from adults in custody. They are not permanent accommodations.

In mid-2018, as the Trump administration began enforcing a “zero tolerance” policy that stopped the “catch-and-release” policy of letting illegal aliens go after they were arrested. Detaining adults and children meant that children had to be processed separately; the enclosures prevented adults from harming children.

As Breitbart News reported at the time, children were not housed in “cages.” They were processed and then taken to shelters, where they were given medical care, toiletries, education, recreation, and counseling, and where staff attempted to find relatives or sponsors to whom they could be released.

Democrats began tweeting images of “kids in cages” to condemn the Trump administration. Journalists, too, shared those images.

One problem: they were taken during the Obama administration.

Public outrage at the images led President Trump to end the policy, and require families to be detained together.

Democrats keep repeating the mistake, however: in July, they had to delete a tweet that used an image from the Obama era and cited the “inhumane treatment” of children by the Trump administration.

Republicans argue that not detaining illegal aliens is actually the cruel policy, because it encourages migrants to undertake a dangerous journey, often guided by cartels and smugglers.

As Breitbart News’ Alana Mastrangelo noted recently:

But what’s worse than “cages,” however, are reports of migrant children also being handed over to human traffickers during the Obama administration — while Biden was vice president — according to the New York Times. Between October 2013 and July 2015 alone, nearly 80,000 unaccompanied children from Central American countries were detained by U.S. authorities.

It remains unclear how many of the tens of thousands of children were handed over to human traffickers — including sex traffickers — during that span of nearly two years, as those cases are reportedly not tracked.

“Others were ransomed by the very smugglers to whom their families paid thousands of dollars to sneak them into the United States,” reported the New York Times in 2015, during Obama’s presidency and Biden’s vice presidency. “Some lost limbs during the journey or found themselves sold into sexual slavery.”

Biden told voters in South Carolina last month that he would close all border detention facilities, guaranteeing that the migrant flow would continue.

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