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Pentagon: 'We successfully 
hit every target' in Syria
by Jamie McIntyre 
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Pentagon: US, allies launched 105 missiles 
in Syria, 'successfully' hit all three targets
by Joseph Weber

{ foxnews.com } ~ The Pentagon said Saturday that the U.S.-led allied missile strikes in Syria successfully hit all three targets... and have “significantly crippled” Syrian President Bashar Assad’s ability to make more chemical weapons. “I think we dealt them a severe blow,” Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at the Pentagon after the overnight bombing. “We’ve attacked the heart of the Syrians’ chemical weapons program.” McKenize identified the targets as Barzah Research and Development, the Him Shinshar Chemical Weapons Storage Site and the Him Shinshar Bunker Facility. He also said 105 missiles were launched by air and sea. The strikes, in Douma, near Demascus, were launched in response to evidence that the Assad regime killed civilians in an April 7 chemical attack, the latest in country’s years-long civil war...  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/04/14/pentagon-us-allies-launc... .
Sen. Cory Booker Badgers 
Mike Pompero for Beliefs on 'Gay Marriage'
{ rickwells.us } ~ New Jersey Democrat Senator Cory Booker said back in 2013, “Because I want to challenge people on their homophobia... I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I’m gay, and I say, “So what does it matter if I am? So be it. I hope you are not voting for me because you are making the presumption that I’m straight.” It’s unlikely that anyone would vote for Booker for any reason other than that he’s a flaming liberal, or a flaming something else. He’s a nut job vegan who, it seems, could seriously benefit from an Arby’s beef and cheddar and maybe a couple whiskey shots to lessen his tendencies towards reckless hysteria. The laughing stock of a Senator attempts to tie the views of Mike Pompeo on homosexuality to his prospective position as Secretary of State. Booker bizarrely badgers Pompeo for not sharing his own perversion, for not believing that it’s normal for two guys to be poking each other in the backside while claiming to be man and husband...  https://rickwells.us/booker-pompeo-beliefs-gay-marriage/
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European Immigration: Nuns Out, Terrorists In
by Douglas Murray
{ gatestoneinstitute.org } ~ The behaviour of government departments in charge of immigration and asylum across Europe repeatedly demonstrate the truth of the late Robert Conquest's maxim... his "third law of politics" -- that the simplest way to explain the behaviour of any bureaucratic organisation "is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies". Last week it was reported in the Catholic Herald that a nun who was driven out of the town of Qaraqosh, on the Nineveh plains in Iraq, has been forbidden to visit her ill sister in the United Kingdom. Sister Ban Madleen was among those Christians who were forced to flee the largest Christian town in the area when ISIS entered it in 2014. She was among the thousands of Christians who fled the approaching jihadists and found refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan. There, she set up kindergartens to look after the children of other refugees who had also sought sanctuary in the Kurdish areas. A letter, seen by the Catholic Herald, from the UK Visa and Immigration division at the UK Home Office, stated that Sister Ban had not given evidence of her earnings as a kindergarten principal or shown enough evidence that her order of nuns would fund her visit. In any event, the letter claims that for these reasons, the UK authorities are not satisfied that Sister Ban's appeal to visit her sick sister is genuine. Therefore, she is denied entry, with "no right of appeal or right to administrative review."...
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IDF: Gazans hurl explosives, firebombs, 
burn Israeli flags, try to damage fence 
{ timesofisrael.com } ~ Palestinian protesters in Gaza on Friday hurled an explosive device and firebombs at Israeli troops deployed at the border... during what the Israel Defense Forces described as “several attempts” to damage the fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip and cross over into Israeli territory. The Hamas-run health ministry said a 28-year old man had been shot and killed and more than 100 others injured by live fire. Some 10,000-15,000 Palestinians were taking part in violent riots in five locations along the length of the border, the army said. In addition to trying to breach and cross the barrier, they carried out a number of attacks, including throwing Molotov cocktails and explosives at Israeli soldiers...
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Iranian drone shot down in 
northern Israel in February was armed with explosives 
by ALEXANDER FULBRIGHT 
{ timesofisrael.com } ~ Israel revealed on Friday that an Iranian drone that entered Israeli airspace in February after launching from an airbase in Syria was carrying explosives... The base was allegedly attacked by Israel on Monday, and reportedly saw the targeting of Iran’s entire attack drone weapons system — prompting soaring tensions between Israel and Iran. The Iranian drone shot down in February was carrying enough explosives to cause damage, military sources said. Its precise intended target in Israel was not known, they said. The February incident marked an unprecedented direct Iranian attack on Israel. Israel’s acknowledgement of the nature of the drone’s mission “brings the confrontation” between Israel and Iran “into the open” for the first time, Israel’s Channel 10 news noted. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a speech on Holocaust Remembrance Day this week to warn Iran: “Don’t test the resolve of the State of Israel.”...
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DOJ Inspector General 
Michael Horowitz Releases OIG Report on Andrew McCabe
by sundance
{ theconservativetreehouse.com } ~ A picture was initially clear in March once we had the full timeline of the interviews with Andrew McCabe that led to his firing...  This Fox News report only confirms the obvious; however, it’s important to review the events to fully understand the scope of McCabe’s lying and also understand the reason for Lisa Page to be so angry. Remember, Lisa Page was a DOJ attorney assigned to the office of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe specifically to provide legal guidance. Imagine how pissed off she was when she discovered (July 2017) the Deputy FBI Director who told her to leak a story -on his behalf- to the Wall Street Journal, denied ever telling her to leak the story. It’s no wonder why Ms. Page told FBI Agent Peter Strzok to “never text her again”, and she quit working for the Mueller team several weeks before IG Horowitz informed Mueller about the conspiracy issues which led to Strzok’s removal...  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/04/13/breaking-doj-inspec....
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Pentagon: 'We successfully 
hit every target' in Syria
VIDEO:  https://www.dvidshub.net/video/594366/uss-monterey-launches-syria-m... 

by Jamie McIntyre 
{ washingtonexaminer.com } ~ The coalition strike on Syrian chemical weapons facilities was successful, a Pentagon spokeswoman said Saturday morning, saying all the missiles hit their targets.

"I can assure you we took every measure and precaution to strike only what we targeted ... and we successfully hit every target," chief spokesperson Dana White told reporters. "We do not seek conflict in Syria, but we cannot allow such grievous violations of international law."

Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, director of the Joint Staff, said the strike on Syria involved British, French, and U.S. air and naval platforms in the Mediterranean and Red seas, and the North Arabian Gulf.

U.S. strikes came from Air Force B1-B bombers and Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from the cruiser USS Monterey, destroyers USS Laboon and USS Higgins, and the attack submarine USS John Warner, McKenzie said.

In addition, the Pentagon said Syria’s efforts to shoot down allied planes and missiles were totally ineffective.

“We assess over 40 surface-to-air missiles were deployed by the Syrian regime," McKenzie said. "Most occurred after the last impact of our strike was over."

"Initial indications are we accomplished military objectives without interference from Syria," he said. "I'd use three words to describe this operation, precise, overwhelming and effective.”

The attacks took place at 9 p.m. Friday night Washington time, 4 a.m. in Syria, by U.S., British, and French ships and planes, which fired a total of 105 missiles at three separate targets.

The heaviest strike was against the Barzah Research and Development facility in the Damascus area, which was hit by 57 Tomahawk cruise missiles fired by U.S. warships in the Mediterranean Sea and 19 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles launched from American B-1 heavy bombers.

“We destroyed three buildings in Damascus, one of the most heavily defended air spaces in the world,” McKenzie said. “This is going to set the Syrian chemical warfare program back for years.”

Two other facilities near Homs including a command and control bunker were with by British and French missiles.

“The strikes went to the very heart of the enterprise, to the research to development, to storage,” White said. “We are very confident that we have significantly crippled Assad's ability to produce these weapons.”

The Pentagon said it had no reports of civilian casualties and suggested that by indiscriminately firing unguided missiles into the air in a futile effort shoot down allied planes, Syria risked killing some of its own people.

“When you shoot iron into the air without guidance, it will come down somewhere,” McKenzie said. “By contrast, the precise nature of our strike reduced the risk of collateral damage to civilians.”
 

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IRS Docs Link McCain’s Office To Tea Party Attacks

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Since announcing his brain cancer was terminal, Arizon Sen. John McCain has continued to make headlines, but not due to his medical status. Instead, it has been one controversy after another revolving around him, and now one more had been added to the list.

This one is based in his dislike not for Ted Cruz or Rand Paul, but of the tea party.

McCain has never really endeared himself to conservatives, and he made his feeling public about the tea party movement at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor in 2015, according to a Yahoo report.

“I think also — I probably shouldn’t say this — but some of (the tea party) appeals to the bad angels of our nature rather than the better angels of our nature,” McCain said.

This attitude ties into the latest scandal swirling around McCain.

One of a number of scandals that plagued President Barack Obama and his administration involved the IRS targeting tea party groups after 2010. It seemed that their tax-exempt status requests were denied or delayed due to intense political partisanship in the agency.

In May 2013, The Washington Post reported that the IRS’s exempt-organizations division director Lois Lerner “let slip” the week prior “that low-level IRS staffers had focused extra scrutiny on conservative groups with words such as ‘tea party’ or ‘patriot’ in their names.”

In addition, “internal reviews have shown that Lerner knew about the targeting in 2011 — but neither Congress nor the public knew until (2013).” Despite this, Lerner was never prosecuted and was allowed to retire with her taxpayer-funded pension intact.

This did not change, even after House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, a Texas Republican, and Tax Policy Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam, an Illinois Republican, wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In it, they begged him to reopen a probe into the matter, according to Jay Sekulow, chief council for the American Center for Law and Justice, writing in a commentary for Fox News.

When President Donald Trump was sworn into office, some held out hope that the perceived injustices from Obama’s tenure would somehow be made right. However, in September 2017, Trump’s administration had already preemptively declined to pursue criminal charges against Lerner “based on the available evidence,” according to Fox News.

But more has since been uncovered about the scandal. Government watchdog group Judicial Watch has obtained and released “internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.”

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JW President @TomFitton: Much of what you know about the IRS scandal is thanks to JW... Our new docs show the scandal is bipartisan in nature. A McCain staffer suggested Lois Lerner audit all of the 501(c)(4) groups in a way that'd be financially ruinous.

Meeting notes from April 30, 2013, involving Kerner, Lerner, “and other high-ranking IRS officials” were obtained by JW. With the meeting taking place only 10 days before the IRS scandal exploded into the public view, they are particularly incriminating against Kerner and Lerner:

“Henry Kerner asked how to get to the abuse of organizations claiming section 501 (c)(4) but designed to be primarily political. Lois Lerner said the system works, but not in real time.”

“Henry Kerner noted that these organizations don’t disclose donors. Lois Lerner said that if they don’t meet the requirements, we can come in and revoke, but it doesn’t happen timely.”

“Nan Marks said if the concern is that organizations engaging in this activity don’t disclose donors, then the system doesn’t work. Henry Kerner said that maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous. Nikole noted that we have budget constraints.”

“Elise Bean suggested using the list of organizations that made independent expenditures. Lois Lerner said that it is her job to oversee it all, not just political campaign activity.”

Thus far, there is no evidence that McCain knew about or directed Kerner to take such action. It is plausible that Kerner, knowing of McCain’s dislike of the tea party, opted to be a proactive and loyal staffer by urging the IRS to take action against the groups.

But McCain’s personality does little to keep him far removed from the scandal and tongues are wagging with speculation as to his involvement. Regardless, McCain’s frosty relationship with President Donald Trump has not made the Arizona senator many fans among Trump supporters.

New suspicions about him betraying the tea party won’t help matters at all.

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Chelsea Handler Says Fox Doesn’t Work With
Black People, Obviously Doesn’t Watch Network

Humor is supposed to be based on truth. After all, the reason we laugh at a joke or scenario is because it triggers a feeling of recognition about reality, especially if it’s presented in an unexpected way.

It doesn’t look like “comedian” Chelsea Handler has a very firm grasp on truth or reality, however.

After a production error during a Fox News broadcast was called out by users on Twitter, the raunchy and sex-obsessed Handler tried to bash the network … but ended up showing off her ignorance instead.

“Fox News honored Aretha Franklin by using a graphic that contained a photo of Patti LaBelle,” the comedian and television host posted on Twitter Thursday evening.

That part was true enough: Fox admitted that they made a mistake on a background slide during a tribute to the late soul singer, and accidentally showed a faded photo of LaBelle. The main image still showed Franklin, who passed away on Thursday in Detroit.

Broadcast television is complex, which you would think Handler understands after being involved in TV for many years. Honest mistakes happen on every network. But no: In Handler’s alternate reality, the only explanation for the mistake was racism.

“It’s probably hard for anyone who works at Fox News to tell black people apart because they’ve never worked with any,” she declared.

Chelsea Handler  @chelseahandler

Fox News honored Aretha Franklin by using a graphic that contained a photo of Patti LaBelle. It’s probably hard for anyone who works at Fox News to tell black people apart because they’ve never worked with any.

Was she trying to be bitter or funny? It was hard to tell, but either way, that statement shows just how isolated the Hollywood left is from reality.

If she really believes that Fox has “never worked with any” black people, maybe she should try an experiment: Actually watch the channel for a minute.

She would probably tune in to the face of Harris Faulkner, the enthusiastic and Emmy-winning host of “Outnumbered,” which airs every single weekday.

Or, maybe she could get a clue from Deneen Borelli, another well-known face of Fox News for nearly a decade. How about the venerable Juan Williams, co-host of “The Five” and a “Fox News Sunday” regular for over 20 years?

Nah. They apparently don’t count, because Handler would rather live in an alternate reality of ignorance than admit she was the one making racial assumptions.

We’re not finished! Moving on to frequent guest contributors to Fox News, how about Candace Owens? Brandon Tatum? Ben Carson? Larry Elder? All of these smart individuals are familiar faces at Fox, and all are — look closely! — African American.

That’s saying nothing of the behind-the-scenes staff at Fox, a good number of whom are of course black. In fact, it’s completely possible the photo mix-up was accidentally made by a black employee. Handler openly assumed the race of the staff members who made the error, while knowing nothing.

Once again, the left has tipped their hand and revealed just how elitist and out of touch they are.

Handler has likely never turned on Fox News in her life, yet she thinks she’s an expert on it. She eagerly diminishes and waves away the contributions of black Americans to one of the most popular news stations in the nation, while lecturing others about race.

This type of attitude implies that only “liberal approved” black voices count. If they don’t parrot a 43-year-old white comedian’s politics, they’re invisible to her.

That arrogant view, and not an honest editing mistake, is perhaps the real outrage here … and it’s exactly why so many black voters are walking away from the left.

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