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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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Horrible: Democrats Set The Constitution On Fire With Fraudulent Impeachment

House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning after an investigation that violated fundamental provisions of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

The investigation of the president began with the complaint of a so-called “whistleblower” who turned out to be a rogue Central Intelligence Agency employee, protected by a lawyer who had called for a “coup” against Trump in early 2017.

Democrats first demanded that the “whistleblower” be allowed to testify. But after House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was found to have lied about his committee’s contact with the “whistleblower,” and after details of the “whistleblower’s” bias began to leak, Democrats reversed course. In violation of the President Trump’s Sixth Amendment right to confront his accuser, Democrats refused to allow the “whistleblower” to testify. They argue the president’s procedural rights, even if they existed, would not apply until he was tried in the Senate — but they also invented a fraudulent “right to anonymity” that, they hope, might conceal the whistleblower even then.

Schiff began the “impeachment inquiry” in secret, behind the closed doors of the Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility (SCIF) in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, even though none of the testimony was deemed classified. Few members of Congress were allowed access. Schiff allowed selective bits of testimony to leak to friendly media, while withholding transcripts of testimony.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), having allowed the secret process to unfold, legitimized it with a party-line vote authorizing the inquiry. The House resolution denied President Trump the procedural rights enjoyed by Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, and denied the minority party the traditional right to object to witnesses called by the majority.

Rather than the House Judiciary Committee, which traditionally handles impeachment, Pelosi also deputized the House Intelligence Committee to conduct fact-finding; the Judiciary Committee was turned into a rubber stamp. Schiff held a few public hearings, but often failed to release transcripts containing exculpatory evidence until after they had passed.

In the course of the Intelligence Committee’s investigation, Schiff quietly spied on the telephone records of his Republican counterpart, Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA). He also snooped on the phone records of a journalist, John Solomon; and on the phone records of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, acting as President Trump’s personal lawyer.

Schiff’s eavesdropping violated both the First Amendment right to press freedom and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel. Yet he proceeded undeterred by constitutional rights, publishing the phone logs in his committee’s report without warning, confirmation, or explanation, alleging that Nunes and the others were part of a conspiracy to assist the president’s allegedly impeachable conduct. When Republicans on the Judiciary Committee asked the Intelligence Committee’s majority counsel, Daniel Goldman, to explain the phone logs, he refused to answer,

Ironically, Schiff had done exactly what Democrats accuse Trump of doing: abused his power to dig up dirt on political opponents, then obstructed a congressional investigation into his party’s and his committee’s misconduct.

Democrats’ articles of impeachment include one for the dubious charge of “abuse of power,” which is not mentioned in the Constitution; and one for “obstruction of Congress,” which in this case is an abuse of power in itself.

Alexander Hamilton, writing about impeachment in Federalist 65, warned that “there will always be the greatest danger that the decision will be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties, than by the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt.” Democrats have fulfilled Hamilton’s worst fears.

The Trump impeachment will soon replace the 1868 impeachment of President Andrew Johnson — which the House Judiciary Committee staff actually cited as a positive precedent — as the worst in American history.

In service of their “coup,” Democrats have trampled the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Republic has never been in greater danger.

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