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French Anti-Americanism, Rebooted
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Leftmedia Blasts Trump for 'Pocahontas' Joke
by Thomas Gallatin:  On Monday, President Donald Trump botched a joke while honoring famed World War II veterans from the Native American Navajo Code Talkers at a White House ceremony. Trump, as he is wont to do, went ad lib, saying as he looked to the veterans, “And I just want to thank you because you’re very, very special people. You were here long before any of us were here, although we have a representative in Congress who, they say, was here a long time ago. They call her ‘Pocahontas.’” Trump was referencing Sen. Elizabeth dinky-Warren (D-MA), who falsely claimed Native American ancestry to secure special treatment in her career at Harvard. dinky-Warren’s joke moniker among conservatives is actually “Fauxcahontas.”

          But it wasn’t the botched punch line that bothered the mainstream media. Trump calling dinky-Warren Pocahontas was somehow “racist.” Like dinky-Warren, the Leftmedia decided to make up a claim out of whole cloth — that the name “Pocahontas” was a racial slur. CNN even sanctimoniously lectured that “Pocahontas was a historical figure from the 17th Century and using her name in an intentionally disparaging way insults native peoples and degrades their cultures.” CNN then pivoted and sought to excuse dinky-Warren’s false claims, reporting, “dinky-Warren says she is, in fact, part Native American, citing ‘family stories’ passed down through generations of her family.” Well then
          Attempting to whip up more “evidence” for its “Trump is a racist” narrative, the Leftmedia hammered White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over Trump’s use of this “racial slur” — which just happened to be how dinky-Warren herself framed it. Sanders appropriately and pointedly responded, “I think that’s a ridiculous response. … Look, I think that Senator dinky-Warren was very offensive when she lied about something specifically to advance her career. I don’t understand why no one is asking about that question and why that isn’t constantly covered.” Good question. Why isn’t the MSM all over dinky-Warren for her racist “sin” of “cultural appropriation”?  ~The Patriot Post

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clown-Schumer Cancels Meeting
Because Trump Won’t Surrender To Democrats
{rickwells.us} ~ Democrats invariably attempt to use the guise of “bipartisanship” as a premise for a one-sided acquiescence to their positions... on the part of gutless Republicans in Congress. President Trump struck the first blow in the upcoming December battle over spending, immigration, the border and tax reform with a tweet he sent out ahead of a scheduled meeting on Tuesday with “clown-Chuck and Nancy.” President Trump tweeted, “Meeting with “clown-Chuck and Nancy” today about keeping government open and working. Problem is they want illegal immigrants flooding into our Country unchecked, are weak on Crime and want to substantially RAISE Taxes. I don’t see a deal!”... https://rickwells.us/schumer-trump-surrender-democrats/
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Russian jet buzzes 
US Navy spy plane over Black Sea
by Lucas Tomlinson
{foxnews.com} ~ A Russian Su-30 fighter jet buzzed a Navy reconnaissance plane flying in the Black Sea while conducting a routine patrol in international airspace Saturday... an official told Fox News. The Russian jet crossed 50 feet in front of the Navy P-8 in full afterburner causing “violent turbulence,” the official said. The provocation lasted 24 minutes. It appears to be the first known incident of this type since June, when an armed Russian fighter jet buzzed a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea. The Russian Su-27 jet had air-to-air missiles under its wings and approached the U.S. Air Force RC-135 recon jet "rapidly," coming within 5 feet of the American aircraft, officials said... http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/11/27/russian-jet-buzzes-us-navy-...
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'Blowback': liar-Clinton campaign planned to fire me
over email probe, liar-nObama intel watchdog says
by Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne, Cyd Upson
{foxnews.com} ~ A government watchdog who played a central role in the liar-Hillary Clinton email investigation during the liar-nObama administration... told Fox News that he, his family and his staffers faced an intense backlash at the time from liar-Clinton allies – and that the campaign even put out word that it planned to fire him if the Democratic presidential nominee won the 2016 election. “There was personal blowback. Personal blowback to me, to my family, to my office,” former Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough III said.  The liar-nObama appointee discussed his role in the liar-Clinton email probe for the first time on television, during an exclusive interview with Fox News aired on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." McCullough – who came to the inspector general position with more than two decades of experience at the FBI, Treasury and intelligence community – shed light on how quickly the probe was politicized and his office was marginalized by Democrats... http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/27/blowback-clinton-campaig...
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French Anti-Americanism, Rebooted

by Guy Sorman
{city-journal.org} ~ The list of French anti-American writers is long: it is its own unique genre, one found nowhere else in such abundance. Already, in 1793, Talleyrand, in exile before he would become French foreign minister, wrote in Philadelphia that Americans possessed “neither conversation nor cuisine.” He also famously observed, “These Americans, they have 32 religions but only one dish, roast beef with potatoes.” The genealogy of contemporary anti-Americanism is traceable to the beginning of the nineteenth century, to a Catholic France arrayed against a Protestant America, and then to the twentieth century, when a socialist France confronted a capitalist America; always just beneath the surface is the idea of a civilized France set against a supposedly uncivilized America. French anti-American literature, which Jean-François Revel analyzed perceptively in Anti-Americanism, is faithful to an eternal code: our civilization versus their lack of culture; our spirituality versus their brutality. Beneath these changing ideological masks, we might perhaps discern a rivalry between two nations that claim to be “universalist.” Americans have seized the torch of human rights from France, or at least the claim to embody them.

In his new book, Civilisation: Comment nous sommes devenus américains(Civilization: How We Became Americans), the media-friendly Parisian philosopher Régis Debray—conscience of the French intelligentsia, former comrade of Che Guevara, and now conservative—renews the genre and provides, after a long philosophical meditation, a new report on the state of Franco-American relations. To summarize Debray’s take too briefly: French civilization is finished; we have been absorbed by the American empire; and what remains for us is the refinement of decadence. In an epigraph, Debray cites the revered Catholic philosopher Simone Weil, writing in 1943: “Just as the Nazification of Europe prepared the Nazification of the world, so the Americanization of Europe would prepare the world’s Americanization. The second misfortune is lesser than the first, but in both cases humanity as a whole would lose its past.”

Debray apparently considers this frenzied passage prophetic. He does not spare us the platitude of an America without history: “The making of America was one of constant self-renewal. Europe did the opposite by reinjecting a long history into its present.” This is a debatable prejudice; Debray has little understanding of how much Americans worship their own four centuries of history, to which can be added the histories of all the peoples that constitute the American nation. With Debray, a brilliant style often gets the better of meaning: “The European Union is the self-destruction of Europe.”

For Debray, civilization is ineffable, so it is not necessarily a contradiction that his America is seen entirely from Paris. Unlike many of his anti-American predecessors, Debray does not claim to have visited America or to have reported the horrors he discovered there in the manner of Céline, a rabid anti-American novelist, or of Georges Duhamel in Scènes de la vie future (A Panorama of Our Future). After visiting the United States in 1929, Duhamel, a respected novelist and member of the French academy, described the country as a mechanical, soulless society. His outlook can be summarized by his observation that “American women’s legs are too beautiful: as if they were mass-produced.”

The surprise in Debray’s book is that not all is hateful in the America that has supposedly conquered the French people. France, according to Debray, is caught between the best and the worst that America has to offer. The best includes the movements to liberate women, blacks, and gays that, crossing the Atlantic, also liberated the French; the best also refers to the American writers, musicians, and artists who have enriched the French aesthetic universe and to the technological liberation that was “made in America,” from the washing machine to the Internet. The worst, for Debray, is popular culture, such as Beyoncé—though we must ask whether French popular music is any better.

Worst of all, as Debray sees it, is that the French chose none of this, neither the high nor the low; the American empire imposed it, in the same way that Rome made vassals of conquered peoples, even while granting them Roman citizenship, which acculturated them even more. Unlike the Romans’ subjects, the French were not made subjects through war, Debray argues, but rather through the power of images, cinema, television, and the Internet. He writes that the “GAFA [Google Apple Facebook Amazon] mechanism” will integrate young Muslim immigrants better than any effort to make them French; their superficial Islamic beliefs will drop away. Citing Georges Bernanos, another icon of anti-Americanism, Debray sees the mechanism as “a conspiracy against all of life’s interior space.” Here, he falls back into the most simpleminded anti-Americanism.

Debray reminds us that the French owe individual freedom to English philosophers and gastronomy to Italian cooks. Does he mean to suggest, then, that good and bad ways exist of mixing cultures? It’s hard to say. He also seems to believe that the worst form of resistance to the American empire is the European project. Debray never offers a definition of French civilization, but he clearly doesn’t see it as European. He execrates the European Union as “a globish-speaking supermarket,” failing to acknowledge that it has pacified a continent on which war was long endemic.

As I closed Debray’s sometimes delirious, sometimes amusing, welter of a book, it struck me that the America that we are told about in Paris does not really exist. As is the case with many anti-American expressions, Debray’s book is not about a real society but rather a mental construction, a devil that will supposedly explain all the changes in French society that we dislike. In truth, what Debray calls America is modernity itself—France’s as well as that of the United States.

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The saga surrounding who leaked sensitive DNC documents to WikiLeaks may take an interesting turn, hints former CIA officer Fred Rustmann.

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The Central Intelligence Agency knows the identities of the people who leaked DNC emails to the whistleblower organization WikiLeaks during the heat of the 2016 presidential campaign, a former CIA officer contends.

Fred Rustmann, who served as an operations officer in the CIA’s National Clandestine Service for 24 years and was a member of the agency’s elite Senior Intelligence Service, said in an interview with WND that WikiLeaks’ ongoing release of classified information is “disgusting.” 

“WikiLeaks says they want to protect their sources – Julian Assange said that he wouldn’t reveal his sources, but he would say that it wasn’t the Russians,” Rustmann said. “But the agency knows a lot of the information. I suspect they may have a pretty good idea of who provided that information to WikiLeaks.”

Rustmann’s comments raise questions about potential plans for the CIA to reveal the names of those who allegedly leaked DNC documents to WikiLeaks.

Recently, the CIA made a veiled threat to WikiLeaks in respect to protecting their sources.

“WikiLeaks may think they are protecting those who provide them with classified information & other secrets, but they should not be certain of that,” the CIA statement said. 

In a statement to WND, Robert L. Deitz, a former advisor to CIA head Michael Hayden, called the threat “unprecedented.”

“It’s pretty unusual for the CIA to make a threat to WikiLeaks so publicly. It’s pretty unprecedented; one ought to be skeptical about this. That is not the way that CIA officials should operate,” Deitz said.

“This is the kind of thing, if somebody were to make this kind of threat it would come out of a different organization, DOD, State or maybe the White House. Traditionally it would certainly not come out of the CIA,” Deitz added.

WikiLeaks is in the news after both CNN and CBS falsely reported the group granted Donald Trump Jr. access to future leaks.

However, WikiLeaks had tweeted a link to the information days before the email reached Trump Jr.’s inbox. The fake news media claim this was stone cold proof of collusion, as WikiLeaks has long been smeared as a Kremlin puppet.

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