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Fake News Media Can't Stop Us!

Fake News Media Can't Stop Us!

Super Tuesday, March 3rd , was the release date of my new Trump Train 2020 song and music video. It has been one heck of a journey.

We struggled to find a recording studio willing to record the song. Then, we struggled to find singers willing to sing backup on the song. I sent out a clarion call and Trump-loving singers came to the Maryland recording session from Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and Florida. We proudly named them the Deplorables Choir. The recording session was awesome. Though meeting for the first time, it felt like a family reunion with everyone on one accord.

My wife, Mary and I along with members of the Deplorables Choir flew to California to shoot the music video. We sent out a call for Trump supporters to be extras in the music video. Locals were thrilled to participate because there are few safe-spaces in California to openly support Trump. Again, the atmosphere at the sound stage felt like a family gathering.

For weeks, Mary and I worked with a company to write a press release to distribute it to hundreds of media outlets, announcing the release of the song and music video. I thought it was odd that we had not received a single inquiry. Then, 3 days before our big release date, I received an email from the company saying they did not send out our press release. Here is an excerpt from their email.

You and Mary are such awesome individuals and in a few weeks, I have such a strong professional and spiritual connect with you that I don't know how to say this, but unfortunately, in spite of our repeated attempts, the news network did not accept your press release due to certain unavoidable technical reasons. We are refunding your payment via Paypal asap. Hope you'll understand and not take it the wrong way.”

Clearly, this is simply another attempt to silence our voices to undermine the reelection of our awesome president.

Trump supporters are fighting the same media bias/blackout on social media. I have several thousand followers and sometimes only 250 people see my posts and tweets.

But, be of good cheer folks. We defeated/bypassed fake news media in the past and we will do it again.

In 2009, fake news media strategically staged a media blackout of the Tea Party movements' rally in Washington DC protesting Obamacare. I never saw a single word about the upcoming protest rally in the mainstream media. And yet, 1.7 million patriots showed up.

I was touring on Tea Party Express. When our tour bus pulled up to the rally, I could hardly believe my eyes. How in the world did they pull off getting so many people to spend money on airfare, hotels and other travel expenses without any promotion by mainstream media? It was an amazing achievement by grassroots patriots working together.

Chairman of Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, Jenny Beth Martin, introduced me to sing my “American Tea Party Anthem.” Walking on stage to perform for a live audience of over a million was thrilling. Before I began singing, I proclaimed.“Hello my fellow patriots! I am not an African American! I am Lloyd Marcus, AMERICAN-N-N!” The sea of patriots erupted into thunderous applause.

The rally was seen on national TV on C-SPAN. It was shocking to receive hate-emails from progressives calling me a “stupid n*****.” One wacko even threatened to find my address to kill me. Why were progressives so enraged because I proclaimed myself an unhyphenated American?

Fake news media would have you believe that Tea Partiers are extreme white supremacist lawbreakers. In truth, we instinctively respect the law, our fellow Americans and private and public property. We left the site of our 1.7 million rally cleaner than we found it. I witnessed patriots picking up trash.

To counter our powerful grassroots Tea Party movement, Democrats launch their counterfeit and paid for Occupy Wall Street movement where attendees were mugged and even raped. Infected with entitlement mindsets, OWS minions left mountains of trash and destroyed property. Occupy Wall Street minions dumped a bucket of human urine and feces in the lobby of an office building. http://bit.ly/38ldLAm Tea Partiers would never behave in such crazy and disrespectful ways.

Fake news media continues to try to hide our light of freedom and truth under a bushel. Let's defeat/bypass fake news media like we did in 2009. Here is the link to the new Trump Train 2020 song and music video. https://youtu.be/L4-gs1I5p9g Enjoy and spread far and wide.

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American

Help Lloyd Spread the Truth

https://www.trumptrainusa2020.com/

http://LloydMarcus.com



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THE MASK OF THE SERPENT

     And God shut down the Garden of Eden and sent Adam and Eve out into the real world to work for their food. And he sent the Serpent to crawl upon the earth;                                                                                                                         And it came to pass that the descendants of Adam and Eve all did not heed the lesson of their forebearers, and did wish that they might live in such a wonderful garden and not suffer, and the  descendants of the Serpent tried to tempt them by giving them free food and shelter. Yet these gifts were not enough: these gullible descendants of Adam and Eve cried out for more gifts and the descendents of the serpent who now had gained much experience in tempting the gullible, heard  their cry. 

       And there arose among those Serpents, one who had fooled the gullible descendants of Adam and Eve into electing him to the highest office in the land. Now he would force the descendents of Adam and Eve to accept these free gifts;                  

        but among the descendants of Adam and Eve there were those who were wise and did see the Serpent's deception and did expose him: then, seeing  his power  to slip away,  the Serpent proposed amnesty for those who had entered the land without permission:  and did say to himself, 'these fools willkeep me in office and they will  bring more power to the Serpents'. And the wise also saw this deception and did provoke him;                             

    Whereupon the Serpent became desperate: seeing his power slipping away , he proposed free education and free health care for all.  And he called upon the Serpents who sat in the highest court of the land to approve this proposal. Yet the wise were not fooled. They knew nothing was free -- as Adam and Eve had learned when they ate the forbidden fruit.  What the Serpent offers free always conceals a price.                                                                                                  

    Now the descendants of  Adam and Eve who had gained  wisdom and were not fooled by the Serpent, cried out for justice, urging their colleagues to remove the Serpent from his place. Yet, many among them were still fearful of the Serpent, because the Serpent was in them.  And the Serpent remained in place and continued his proposals to weaken the Constitution of the land, which was written by the wise descendants of Adam and Eve to limit the power of the Serpent. Yet the Serpent became more powerful in the land, while the descendants of Adam and Eve became more fearful.  And the Serpent rejoiced. The Serpent's mission is always  to glorify himself - to become as God: The Serpent always tries to justify his evil in the name of good, but, ultimately, he fails.  Here is the serpent's dilemma:  He can never show his face as God, for God is all Good:  The Serpent can never be good, for that would undermine his evil, so he must conceal his face with the mask of good.  In God, there is no fear. God needs no mask: God is good.               

      The Serpent will always be with us, yet the power of God will always weaken him.  A wise man did arise among the descendents of Adam and Eve.  He is with us and the Serpents are moving about him.  God is with him.

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Hello Mr. President,

Of course I hope this letter reaches you Mr. President Donald Trump though word of mouth or stumble upon in your busy days. It's kinda fun writing to you Mr. President even if you don't get the message leaving me to my pretend world :)

I would like to talk to you about the vaping problems going on in the United States since I too vape. I quit smoking when I took up vaping although I had started off with the patch that did help to some extent. People like to puff because it's (Click Link Here Or Picture To Read The Full Article)

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Here's a new article I have written that explains why business and all of our failed politicians have been running towards immigrants and letting U.S. Citizen wallow in failure.

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All the information in this article is fact. Most likely the culprits of this tragedy will try to get "Yellow Book" to take down their facts page through the link above soon after this information spreads out some.

It's becoming well known now that U.S. Citizens are being neglected purposely because there's a major shift thats been engineered by Business, The democrat party and the libertarian republican rinos to empower immigrants with more economic purchasing power than U.S. Citizens. This shift explains why there's so much U.S. Citizen poverty in the (Click Link Here Or Picture To Read The Full Article)
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This social networking entity has been developing for over 10 years and nobody knows about it. After reading much literature on it my understanding it is a playground for social communists.

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I keep looking around for social networking web sites where Republicans gather and I'm not surprised anymore that they are few and far between. When you find a Republican place of gathering not to many people are there. I finally realized Republicans only come out when they are stirred up and really pissed off. The democrats are buying up the (Click Pic Or Link Here To Read The Full Article)

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Yes, I've been shadow banned on Facebook and Twitter to no end. Twitter just outright hid my posts from others and Facebook shadow banned me through their new algorithm that automatically ranks people through activity.

I just found out I most likely was shadow banned because I post my articles like this one in about 40 groups or so and when the algorithm picks this up I automatically get shadow banned. Most likely this happens to many media organizations when people share a certain post. Lets say a member of a social media site shares a "Fox News" link and the link gets repeatedly shared by (Click Link Here Or Picture To Read Full Article

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I couldn't believe it! "Tulsi Gabbard" the democrat presidential candidate who's forced to keep quiet by her handlers blasted the favorite "Kamala Harris" with keeping people in prison for longer terms than necessary so the state of California will have plenty of "Cheap Labor". This is slavery in its purest form. Most likely it's illegal aliens that are being tapped for longer prison terms and it's all backed up by activist democrat judges.

This really blew me away! California gave prison guards huge pay raises and now the information is released that prisoners are Click Link Here Or Picture To Read Full Article

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I heard our President Donald Trump state in news reports that Robert Mueller wanted the head the FBI again in the Trump administration and Trump turned him down. Lucky for us Donald Trump had the moxy to turn his request down. We now know about the "Deep State" Robert Mueller wanted to protect when Jim Comey got fired. Robert Mueller with his open ended report that gave the democrat party the much needed breathing room to attack Donald Trump just exposed himself as a true "Deep State" operative and Click Here To Read The Full Article

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Kavanaugh and the Depth of Democratic Evil

4064671922?profile=originalLike many of my fellow Americans, I wept for Brett Kavanaugh watching him deliver his powerful, heartfelt and facts-filled opening statement at the hearing. Witnessing the evil Democratic smear machine's destruction of this great man's character and life was heartbreaking.

Reasonable Americans must conclude that the 36-year-old, evidence-less, sexual assault allegations against him are false. Making the point that the smear of Kavanaugh is gutter politics at its unprecedented lowest, Newt Gingrich said even the 10 democrats at the hearing know the sexual assault allegations are false.

Decent people saw and felt the pain and suffering cruelly inflicted upon Judge Kavanaugh, his wife and children by democrats' outrageous lies to block his confirmation. And yet, after the hearing, the grotesque American left relentlessly tripled down on their demonic mission to destroy Kavanaugh and his family. Democratic talking heads continue to sell their absurd lie that Kavanaugh is a gang rapist, ignoring facts he gave proving his innocence. Democratic Sen Dianne Feinstein and her minions have no shame, no regrets, no morality and no decency; laser-focused on blocking Kavanaugh and Trump at any and all cost – throwing the truth under the bus.

For years, I have tried to sound the alarm to my family that as a black conservative political activist, I am engaged in a battle of good versus evil rather than differing well-meaning political views. The American left is evil; anti-Christian, anti-American and anti-freedom. Nothing proves my point more clearly than democrats' deviant evil attempt to keep Kavanaugh, a Christian constitutional conservative off our nation's highest court.

Democrats fear Kavanaugh on the supreme court will throw a wrench into their ability to kill babies as late as the date of birth. The abortion doctor delivers the entire body except for the baby's head. He then shoves scissors into the brain from behind to kill it. Abortion mill staffers say that upon hearing screams of partially birthed babies they have soured on the horrific procedure. https://bit.ly/2DMLtoK Democrats celebrate every abortion because of their perverted belief that killing babies “saves the planet”.

The Bible speaks of the American left's folly. “They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served what has been created (the earth) instead of the Creator (God)”. (Romans 1:25) Democrats worship the planet while denying God's existence and seek to ban Him from the political arena.

God commanded Adam and Eve, “Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it” (Genesis 1:28) The American left foolishly believes themselves smarter than God and always seek to function against His will and original intentions. We are battling evil folks.

God said marriage is between one man and one woman. (Genesis 2:24) The American left said, screw that! Leftist activists on the supreme court opened the door for marriage to be whatever combination conceivable. We are ordered to embrace these combinations, betraying our biblical faith, or suffer criminal consequences. https://bit.ly/2CABRfX

From the destruction of Brett Kavanaugh to the American left's war on our brave men and women in blue to dragging down historic monuments to teaching our kids to hate their country to government mandating that 4 year old pre-k students be taught that transgender-ism is good https://bit.ly/2DF1VHi

to mandatory public school lessons on rimming, lubrication, anal sex and using fruit as sex toys https://bit.ly/2R5p4oZ; we are engaged in a battle of good versus evil.

Folks there is an undeniable evil spiritual force driving the behavior of the American left. How else can you explain why igniting the anger of the American people and financial consequences that follow does not stop major corporations from supporting leftists implementing their divisive and hate generating anti-American, anti-Christian and anti-freedom agenda.

Here are a few examples.

The playing of our National Anthem is no longer televised before NFL football games. Clearly, the NFL and networks know seeing multimillionaire athletes disrespecting our military, police and country is highly offensive to football fans. And yet, the NFL continues to pander to its spoiled-brat employees.

Nike selected anti-American activist Colin Kaepernick to be its spokesperson despite enraging Americans to the point of burning Nike products. https://read.bi/2Q5YXxV

These are spiritual attacks from within on America.

Homosexuals are only 1-2% of the population. So why did Wells Fargo Bank deem it urgent to produce an ad pandering to lesbians, which ignited a national boycott? https://bit.ly/2Nm9qr0

Permitting men who claim to feel like women (transgenders) in women restrooms has led to at least 21 attacks on women. https://bit.ly/2NNSMAX And yet, Target celebrated opening its restrooms to men, putting moms, grandmothers, sisters and daughters at risk. How on earth can Target justify its decision as being good business? It cannot. It's a spiritual thing; more spiritual attacks from within on America.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12

For the past week, my wife and I have been in Texas with the Conservative Campaign Committee helping Ted Cruz defeat the evil American left's latest darling candidate Beto O'Rourke. https://bit.ly/2NGgOO9

Please contribute to Ted's campaign at his website: www.TedCruz.org

I call upon my fellow evangelicals and every American who believes in freedom and decency to vote Republican in November. The Democrats' pit-bull attack on Judge Kavanaugh confirms that the Democratic Party is emotionally and spiritually ill – evil on steroids. They must be politically defeated and stopped.

In this war of good versus evil, Trump is on the side of good – truly on a mission from God!

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American

Help Lloyd spread the Truth: http://bit.ly/2kZqmUk

http://LloydMarcus.com

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The Conspiracy to Destroy Donald Trump

Fascists and all their lowly comrades, marching under the flag of anti-fascists, abhor this country and everything for which it stands and every free concept on which it was founded.

Leftists blather uncontrollably about hate speech, President Trump, the alt-right, racism, and white people, while enthusiastically embracing lawlessness. Tyrants used the same anarchy for centuries to overthrow free governments and create dictatorships.

Mainstream media, Hollywood, and all local outlets, replay leftwing lunacy on a continuous loop. Attacks on America, President Trump, white people, Christians, and all those believing in the American spirit, consist of talking points and outlandish lies. Their classic drumbeat is that any disagreement with leftist, Marxist tenets is hate speech.

President Trump is the interminable obsession of the corrupt, mainstream media. The Associated Press and New York Times lead the print media with anti-Trump propaganda in nearly every article and Op-Ed. From there it’s picked up by outlets around the globe and repeated as truth. It’s abundantly clear that practically all the MSM are out to destroy Donald Trump and his presidency. Talking head derangement has reached the point where one must question their sanity when engaged in unmistakable delusion.

All public demonstrations by conservative groups invite physical attack, and then vilification by the media. The left classifies as hate speech any demonstrations for free speech by conservatives. This is another effort by totalitarians to squelch debate and free speech.

From where do all these leftist groups come?

Most owe their existence to the continuous hatching of parasitic larvae formulated in government education and academic laboratories. Over ninety percent of college and university instructors and administrators are liberal and devote extraordinary resources toward indoctrinating young people into their leftist orthodoxy. From these corrupt, bureaucratic beginnings, modern Marxists are born.

Others are leftovers from the corrupt and racist presidency of Marxist Barack Obama. They are of the same community organizing, socialist ilk, and hold the identical racist and vitriolic, views about and against America’s founders.  

What unites all leftists is the shocking, surprise victory of Donald Trump over Bill Clinton’s wife in the presidential election. President Trump is doing what he promised; eliminating Obama’s so-called legacy items of presidential orders and decrees. The entire left and much of the Republican Party establishment congregated into a “Hate Trump” coalition. They fear the worst from Donald Trump; that he will do exactly what he promised.

Successfully creating upheaval requires creating wedge issues, crises, and most of all, divisions between races, classes, genders, religions, and anything they can rub together to create friction. None of these abrasive policies can co-exist with personal and economic freedom; therefore, they attack both.

All leftwing groups are collections of vultures and parasites of every species united to destroy our free-market, capitalistic system, and the liberty that defines America. Redistribution of income and wealth are hallmarks of socialism and all other authoritarian governments.

Despite the tragic and deadly results from any leftwing government, the laser focus of all leftist lunacy we see today is primarily to enact a Marxist, Communist government in America. Every phrase, talking point, slogan, and action we hear in the restless streets, read on signs, or watch on television, are duplications of the Maoists, and Communists as they endeavored to crush reigning governments around the globe.

The lawless marauders in America’s streets are strikingly reminiscent of Europe’s Nazi Brownshirts or Storm Troopers, and the Communist useful idiots of Stalin. They operated by overwhelming meetings and brutally attacking any gatherings of opposition political groups; public, or private.      

Multiple cries for diversity, and fairness is left-wing speak for “division.”  Success for them means isolating, and marginalizing their foes. These villainous techniques, most recently taught by Saul Alinsky and Barack Obama, were hand-me-downs from generation to generation by the vilest of men.

Liberal-progressives’ control public education, the media, Hollywood, and academia, thus they hold sway over nearly everything that influences young people and much of the public. Additionally, deep-state bureaucrat extremists control much of government and public institutions.

Moronic speech Nazis attack anyone voicing unapproved words or ideas. Incredibly, using ‘inappropriate’ pronouns is hate speech, as is noting or noticing differences between the sexes. Inconceivably, a person’s gender, is no longer important in showers, locker rooms, and restrooms; even for schoolchildren. Educators tell children to accept this outrage, and they label adults as bigots for standing against this abomination of decency. 

Progressives squeal like wounded animals when they perceive racism everywhere in their long, torturous trek of turning over all of life’s little rocks. They also know when they scream loudly enough; Americans will not exercise their rights as freely if they fear reprisals from tyrannical groups or the media. Equally, it allows them to set what they perceive as a narrative of moral superiority and gain some position of control and advantage. 

It's time Americans drew an unmistakable defensive line.  A line that defines decency, defends constitutional liberties, and protects our culture and religion. Moreover, it must promote American exceptionalism, and outline a vibrant path forward for liberty in this great Republic.  

This line must clearly define the terms of America’s path to victory; this far and no further!

 

Jim Mullen

http://www.freedomforusnow.com/my-new-articles-1.html

 

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Trump Not One Of Hillary's Big Creeps

4064443818?profile=original                                             TRUMP NOT ONE OF HILLARY’S BIG CREEPS

 

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                                                                       Daniel John Sobieski

 

The latest evidence of Hillary Clinton’s total detachment from reality is found in the excerpt from the audio version of her book “What Happened” in which she complains of candidate Donald Trump invading her space in the second presidential debate. Not since Captain Queeg in “The Caine Mutiny” have we seen such paranoia and one sincerely hopes she finds her missing strawberries. Maybe the Russians ate them. As NBC News reported:

In the first excerpts from Hillary Clinton's highly anticipated upcoming memoir, the former Democratic presidential candidate said her "skin crawled" during a debate with Donald Trump.

In audio clips of Clinton reading from the book, "What Happened," which were first obtained by MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Wednesday, Clinton recounted her thoughts as she toyed with the idea of telling her Republican rival to "back up, you creep" as he stood behind her during the second presidential debate.

"My skin crawled," Clinton said. "It was one of those moments where you wish you could hit pause and ask everyone watching 'well, what would you do?'"

Just two days prior, Clinton said, "the world heard [Trump] brag about groping women."

Clinton said during the debate she decided against telling Trump, "back up, you creep, get away from me," and in order to keep her composure, she gripped the microphone "extra hard."

Her grasp on the truth is less firm. Consider this comes from the serial liar who dodged sniper fire in Bosnia, was named for Sir Edmund Hillary, the man who climbed Mt. Everest years after she was born, and who claimed the Benghazi terrorist attack was caused by a video.

If you actually watch replays of that debate you see no such intimidation and the only time candidate Trump was standing behind Hillary was when she crossed to his side of the stage to make a point, ending up in front of Trump who was standing by and walking around his podium.

Hillary apparently found nothing creep about disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner, husband of aide and confidante Huma Abedin, texting pictures of himself to young women when he wasn’t looking at classified emails from Hillary that Huma forwarded to Weiner’s laptop. Anthony Weiner is a pretty big creep in most people’s book but perhaps the biggest creep is her own husband. Weiner’s creepiness is close, but no cigar.

The fact is that Hillary Clinton rose to political prominence, captured the 2016 Democratic nomination for President, and got to be on that debate stage with Donald Trump only because she looked the other way when Bill wandered off and rode his stained coattails to the halls of power.

Hillary’s remarks allude to the kerfuffle over the “Access Hollywood” tape where Trump is heard engaging in locker room talk about groping women. That her husband Bill actually did grope women, and possibly worse is a memory she must have lost when she fell and hit her head before her Benghazi testimony.

Intimidate women? Bill Clinton used his offices of governor and president as a power tool to obtain women. At least the Secret Service, as far as we know, never actually delivered them, unlike Arkansas state troopers reportedly did. Now that is creepy, almost as creepy as the fact Hillary wanted to sit in the same chair in the same Oval Office where Monica Lewinsky serviced her husnand.

Hillary  was the enabler of a philandering husband. She stood by her man so she could ride his coattails to political prominence. She is women, hear her ignore her husband’s real war on woman.

Some have even suggested that when a righteously indignant President Clinton wagged his finger and said he did not have sexual relations with THAT woman, he added “Ms. Lewinsky” as an afterthought, just so listeners would know exactly who THAT woman was.     The irony here is that Hillary Clinton first gained national prominence, as columnist Debra J. Saunders writes at SFGATE doing just that:

When Hillary Clinton first became a national figure in 1992, it was on “60 Minutes.” CBS correspondent Steve Kroft was asking the Clintons about Gennifer Flowers‘ claim that the Bubba and she had an affair. Bill denied the allegation. Hillary Clinton said, “I’m not sitting here, some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette.” Actually, that’s exactly what she was doing.

On “60 Minutes,” Bill Clinton denied having an affair with Flowers. Well, if you listen carefully, you notice that he denied a 12-year affair with Flowers. Kroft asked: Would he categorically deny the affair? Ever the parser, Clinton answered, “I’ve said that before.”

In 1998, under oath during a deposition for the Paula Jones lawsuit, Clinton testified he had sex with Flowers in 1977. Once. Just like he didn’t inhale….

For every bad choice Bill Clinton made, he tried to evade any consequences, not by owning up, but lying. It is unthinkable to expect the former president to regulate himself. Hillary Clinton was his ever-ready enabler. Later, during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the first lady famously blamed a “vast right-wing conspiracy.”

Gennifer Flowers, Monica Lewinsky, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey as well as, some would suggest, a cast of thousands, have been groped, fondled, and used as sexual objects by one William Jefferson Clinton. If in Hillary’s view, Donald Trump’s “sexism” is a campaign issue, the surely the wandering eye, hand and schlong of her husband while she averted her eyes to gain power is also an issue.

And then there’s Juanita Broaddrick, who has accused President Clinton of rape. Juanita Broaddrick’s story is a credible one, and one of the many “bimbo eruptions” that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton handled during her husband Bill’s presidential campaign As Linda Tripp, confidante of former Clinton intern Monica Lewinsky, told the Daily Mail of how Hillary both enabled and covered up Bill’s many dalliances:

Tripp said: 'His political success was largely dependent upon Hillary. He owed her a great deal. As is widely acknowledged, Hillary took care of all the 'bimbo eruptions' of which there were thousands in order to present to the world an electable candidate.

'In this endeavor she was ruthless. She destroyed women so that their stories never saw the light of day.'

Juanita Broaddrick’s story was one that saw the light of day when in January 1999,  a month after Bill Clinton’s impeachment in the House, she agreed to be interviewed by NBC’s Lisa Myers. As Breitbart reports of the interview:

Her account begins in 1978, when then-Juanita Hickey was a 35 year-old Clinton campaign worker, and Attorney General Bill Clinton, who was running for governor of Arkansas, visited a nursing home where she worked as a nurse….

According to the transcript of an NBC Dateline report on Broaddrick, during that campaign stop, Clinton reportedly invited her to visit his campaign headquarters in Little Rock. Broaddrick, who was planning to go to Little Rock the following week for a seminar, called Clinton’s headquarters when she arrived and said she was surprised to be greeted on the phone by a staff member who seemed to be expecting her call. The aide directed her to telephone Clinton at his apartment.

“I did call and ask him if he was gonna be at the headquarters that day and he said no he didn’t plan to be there,” Broaddrick said. “He says, Clinton said, ‘Why don’t I just meet you for coffee in the Camelot coffee shop?'”

Broaddrick said the seminar was being held at the Camelot Hotel in Little Rock.

Clinton, however, reportedly called back later and asked if they could meet in her hotel room because there were reporters in the coffee shop.

Clinton arrived at her room and after some small talk Broaddrick, not having yet any reason to distrust the man she supported for governor, the top law enforcement officer in her state, said he forced himself on her in a particularly brutal way.

At a Trump press conference in 2016, Broaddrick, tired of being accused of being part of a vast right wing conspiracy, and afraid that her attacker would once again occupy the White House with the woman who orchestrated the attacks on Bill Clinton’s “bimbo eruptions”, repeated her accusation:

“Actions speak louder than words,” Broaddrick said. “Mr. Trump may have said some bad words but Bill Clinton raped me and Hillary Clinton threatened me. I don’t think there’s any comparison.”

Broaddrick, who has said Hillary threatened her, appeared with fellow Clinton sexual assault victims Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey appeared in an interview at presidential suite of the historic Watergate and related the tale of Bill’s assaults and their fear of Hillary’s retaliation:

In an exclusive video interview at the presidential suite of the historic Watergate Hotel, the victims of Bill Clinton’s alleged sexual assault  — Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, and Paula Jones — got together for the first time in person to express their personal fear of Hillary Clinton and to warn voters that Clinton does not stand for women’s issues..

The three women, who say their lives were forever changed by their experiences with the Clintons, used words like “terrified” and “frightened” to describe their feelings about the prospects of a Hillary Clinton presidency…

 “We were not willing participants,” Broaddrick said. “These were crimes.” In a separate interview, Broaddrick shared her own story of brutal sexual assault which she says Bill Clinton perpetrated against her.

Willey called out NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell and CNN’s Jake Tapper by name, challenging them: “These are not infidelities. A rape is not an infidelity. These are crimes. Any other people would be in jail…

“This is no longer about infidelities, indiscretions, girlfriends, sex, interns — none of those. This is about a serial rapist, a predator, and his wife who has enabled his behavior all of these years.”

Later in this interview, Jones, Willey, and Broaddrick expressed fear at how a potential President Hillary Clinton would use the power of her office.

“It terrifies me and it should terrify all women,” Jones stated about Hillary’s presidential ambitions.

“It should terrify all men and women,” Willey added. “She will annihilate any enemy. All of her enemies. Anybody who has spoken against her. Across the board for I don’t know how many years. She will get rid of them.”

“No woman who advocates for women attacks the victims of sexual assault be it by her husband or anybody else,” said Willey.

The women argued that the term “enabler” best describes Hillary Clinton’s role in her husband’s alleged sexual crimes.

“There is not a better word for any of this,” stated Broaddrick. “Especially when she threatened me personally.”

Willey added, “She is complicit in everything that he has done.”

“She had helped him do it,” asserted Jones.

“She has turned a blind eye for decades against what he has done” stated Broaddrick. “And she has been the main one to help cover this up. And go after us.”

If Hillary Clinton is worried about someone breathing down her neck, perhaps it should be a Trump Department of Justice that has reopened the investigation into her multiples felonies regarding mishandling classified emails and deleting emails that were under subpoena, to name a few. 

Hillary Clinton has met a few creeps in her life, but President Trump is not one of them.

 

          Daniel John Sobieski is a free lance writer whose pieces have appeared in Investor’s Business Daily, Human Events, Reason Magazine and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.               

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By Jiri and Leni Friedman Valenta

BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 500, June 17, 2017

…if the campaign is protracted, the resources of the State will not be equal to the strain.”
– Sun Tzu

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: “America will not lead from behind. America First does not mean America alone. It is a commitment to protecting and advancing our vital interests…” So wrote President Donald Trump’s NSA, General H.R. McMaster, with Gary Cohn, head of the National Economic Council, in the Wall Street Journal. What follows is a discussion of US leaders’ failed strategies in several wars, Trump’s team of generals, and the emerging Trump doctrine, which is here termed “strategic savvy”.

1964 Vietnam War; “Lies that Led to Vietnam”

Bullet-headed Lt. General H.R. McMaster, the US National Security Adviser, is not just a brave warrior. Like his mentor, General David Petraeus, he is a prominent military intellectual. Both men wrote their PhD dissertations on the lessons of Vietnam. In The American Military and the Lessons of Vietnam, Petraeus concluded, “…significant emphasis should be given to counterinsurgency forces, equipment and doctrine.” McMasters’s thesis, Dereliction of Duty, addressed the roles of LBJ and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. His subtitle was “Lies that Led to Vietnam.”

On August 4, 1964, the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was pushed through Congress authorizing military action against North Vietnam as “vital” to US national interests. It sought to punish Hanoi for an allegedly unprovoked attack by three torpedo boats on a US destroyer in the Gulf of Tonkin. In fact, it had not been unprovoked; the US had made repeated prior attacks on the North Vietnamese coast.

The major reason for the American war against North Vietnam, asserts McMaster, was the then-upcoming 1964 presidential election. To Johnson, the prime enemy that summer was not the North Vietnamese but his GOP opponent, Barry Goldwater, who had accused the president of being soft on communism. In response, LBJ and McNamara misrepresented the facts and the pretext for sending US ground forces to Vietnam, and deliberately concealed the costs of war. McNamara’s thinking was shaped by his “whiz kids,” DOD civilian nerds, who lacked combat experience and arrogantly believed quantitative statistical analysis could compensate for their deficits in geopolitics, history, and military strategy.

Boasting that he had won his election “bigger than anybody had won ever,” LBJ endorsed McNamara’s strategy of gradual pressure on Hanoi, seeking to wear it down by “attrition.” To McMaster, this was “not a strategy but a lack of it … reinforcing arrogance, weakness, lying in the pursuit of self-interest and above all dereliction of duty to the American people.”

2001 War of Necessity in Afghanistan

In this century, the one war the US won – at least in its initial stage – was Afghanistan. There, following the 9/11 attack on the US homeland, President George Bush defended America’s vital national interests. Nor was this a regular DoD operation by the US army. US forces consisted of CIA operators, Special Forces, and an anti-Taliban Afghan resistance, the Northern Alliance. The 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade was also involved, commanded by the current Defense Secretary, then Major General James Mattis, USMC. In addition, the US was given logistical help by Russian President Vladimir Putin, then Bush’s strategic partner. Within three months, the US had defeated its foe, liberated Kabul, and changed the regime.

2003 War of Choice in Iraq  

But afterwards, as Paula Broadwell observed, the initial brilliant success in Afghanistan “was squandered when the US marched headlong into Iraq in early 2003.” Instead of finishing the war of necessity in Afghanistan, Washington entered into a war of choice with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein – who had had nothing to do with 9/11.

Why? In the words of historian Jean Edward Smiththe president tried to sell the war on the basis of “the flimsy notion that he was removing a potential threat to the United States” because Saddam might have WMD. That threat proved to be nonexistent. In addition, as a born-again Christian, Bush believed he was divinely guided to bring democracy to the Iraqi people.

On August 4, 2002, the 38th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, Senator Chuck Hagel, a distinguished Vietnam veteran, told Congress, “We didn’t ask any questions before we got into Vietnam … this is why it’s important to do so now.” Two senior members of Bush’s team did so: Secretary of the Treasury Paul O’Neill, who questioned the costs of war in Iraq; and Secretary of State General (ret.) Colin Powell, who prophesied ethnic divisions and insurgency. Both were subsequently marginalized by the Bush administration.

Like McNamara, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his two principal assistants, Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith, lacked the combat experience necessary to make sound military decisions. In the end, the one who did have it – Powell – was proven right. He and Bob Richer, then head of the CIA’s Middle East Division, also blamed Bush’s NSA, Condoleezza Rice, for the subsequent attempt at instant democratic nation-building. As Richer explained, “Rice’s vision that Iraq had to look like us overnight was catastrophic.” The president, he observed, “was a realist, but he listened to her and was swayed.”

US forces were sufficient to topple Saddam following a major invasion. But instead of liberating the Iraqis, the Americans became hated occupiers. This gave rise to a Sunni insurgency, during which the US fired the Iraqi military without setting up a stipend program for the soldiers and their families (thus compelling them to subsist on nothing for five long weeks). The US then fired all Baath Party members down to Level 4 without any agreed reconciliation process. This gave tens of thousands of influential Iraqis – often Western-educated – an incentive to oppose the new Iraq rather than support it.

In the ensuing struggle over leadership, a virtual civil war erupted between Sunnis and Shiites, with Kurds in the mix as well – not to mention al-Qaeda, which was rising in the Sunni community in Iraq. The unfinished war in Afghanistan and the unending, Vietnam-like quagmire in Iraq produced two growing insurgencies.

The Surge of Petraeus and his “Shipmate” Mattis

Before he became, in early February 2007, Commander of Multi-National Forces in Iraq, General David Petraeus worked with Mattis to lead a prominent team of US Army and Marine experts on an Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Referred to as “King David’s Bible,” this manual became an outstanding social science study of insurgencies and counter-insurgencies, as well as a guide to how to win the hearts and minds of Iraqis (and Afghans).

Those principles and techniques were applied by the forces under Petraeus in Iraq for over 19 months in 2007-08. The Surge, as the effort was known (due to the deployment of well over 25,000 additional American forces), ushered in a new strategy that was a 180-degree shift from the previous one, which had been assessed as failing in December 2006 by then-commander and ambassador Ryan Crocker.

The result was an 85% reduction in the level of violence and significant progress in a host of areas. President Bush deserves enormous credit for supporting the deployment of additional forces and for backing Petraeus and Crocker.

In late 2011, after some three years of further progress and additional reductions in violence, President Barack Obama decided to withdraw the remaining US combat forces and the last four-star US commander, leaving only a modest training mission.  He reportedly was concerned that there would not be an Iraqi parliament-approved Status of Forces Agreement. Iraqi PM Maliki subsequently pursued ruinous sectarian measures – orchestrating legal charges against the Sunni Arab Vice President and his security detail, and later targeting the Sunni Arab Finance Minister and a prominent Sunni Arab parliamentarian. He returned to Iraqi military and police units abusive Iraqi leaders whom General Petraeus had insisted be removed before US support would be provided, then had those forces put down peaceful Sunni demonstrations very violently. He stopped honoring agreements to provide various forms of assistance to tens of thousands of former Sunni insurgents who had reconciled with the government during the Surge.

Tragically, these actions undid much of what coalition and Iraqi forces had sacrificed to achieve, and the Sunni insurgency in Iraq began to rise again. Islamic State arose out of the ashes of the defeated al-Qaeda in Iraq.

2011: Obama‘s Leading from Behind in Libya

In 2011, to make matters even worse, Obama and his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, began to militate for yet another war, this time in Libya at the height of the “Arab Spring.” They did not heed Defense Secretary Robert Gates’s strenuous objections that it did not encompass “our vital national interests,” especially amidst two ongoing wars in the Middle East. Nor did Obama consider the war’s costs. Once again, the naysayer was ignored. Nine days later, Gates resigned.

Like LBJ and McNamara in Vietnam and Bush and Rice in Iraq, Obama and Clinton engaged in deceit about the real purpose of the war. Clinton argued that a NATO intervention was urgently needed to avert a massacre of Libyan civilians by Muammar Qaddafi’s troops. But her subsequently hacked e-mails substantiated that the real objective was regime change in the service of democratic nation-building.

After the rebels murdered Qaddafi, Libya, like Iraq earlier, became a paradise for tribal fighters and jihadists, and there ensued a significant flow of migrants to Europe. None of this chastened Clinton. She began to support secretly arming the Syrian rebels in a proxy war with both its dictator Assad and his patron, Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

Obama’s Strategic Patience  

On June 11, 2011, Obama announced that he would withdraw 10,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of December 2011 and the rest of the 30,000-member surge force by July 2012 (i.e., before the Democratic Party convention). Once again there arose a troublesome naysayer.

General David Petraeus objected to the premature withdrawal. Aware as he was of the actual situation on the ground, he was adamant that the projected timing of the draw-down would jeopardize the progress made in the previous year of the surge in Afghanistan. Obama was forced to compromise, but did not forget Petraeus.

Rahm Emmanuel, Obama’s chief of staff and one of the president’s loyalists, suspected that Petraeus was contemplating his own presidential run in 2016. It did not help that Petraeus emphatically told Emmanuel he wasn’t. Two days after the 2012 presidential election, Petraeus resigned his post as CIA director because of an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. (The mishandling of classified information did not surface until months later.) When historian Smith queried “whether the Obama administration had taken advantage of his affair to cut his head off,” Petraeus smiled, but did not reply.

Towards Strategic Savvy

If there is any solace for Washington’s numerous follies in the Middle East, it is Donald Trump’s selection of an outstanding national security team: Mattis, McMaster, and General John Kelly (Homeland Security). With Trump’s election, America saw the dawn of a new doctrine to replace “strategic patience,” leading from behind, and the absence of strategy. We call the new approach “strategic savvy,” meaning the judicious use of military force, diplomacy, and economic instruments. Petraeus describes it as a “comprehensive and sustainable commitment” in defense of American vital national interests. The president and his security team seek to overturn policies that have produced only failed states, Islamist-fed chaos, growing terrorist attacks in Europe, and catastrophic debt.

We have witnessed the first actions defining this emerging doctrine. On April 7, 2017, US navy destroyers carried out a missile strike on a Syrian airfield in retribution for Assad’s use of chemical weapons against his subjects. A tactical move, it bore profound strategic significance, since it used judicious force to accomplish what Obama had failed to do in 2013 despite his own declared red line. So did the dropping of the “Mother of All Bombs” (MOAB, or Massive Ordnance Air Blast), the largest conventional bomb in the US arsenal, on ISIS fighters in Afghanistan on April 14.

Facing what Mattis has called a “clear and present danger” from North Korea, Trump’s team did not put the problem off in the manner of the past three US administrations. He is meeting it head on with an unprecedented deployment of three carrier groups with massive naval and air power. This is intended to send a clear message on the need to stop a maniacal leader from accomplishing a nuclear weaponization and delivery system that could eventually reach American shores. President Trump has communicated this need to Chinese President Xi very clearly as well. The era of Obama’s “strategic patience” is finally over.

Future presidents should consider replicating Trump’s placement of national security responsibilities in the hands of individuals with combat experience. America’s future leaders should be men and women with such experience combined with intellectual prowess.

In the meantime, the saga continues. Americans are transfixed by Russo-gate, much as they were by Watergate. President Trump’s political opponents seek to undo the results of the 2016 election by painting him as Putin’s Manchurian candidate.

Trump should now do what Obama did not: pardon Petraeus, whom Gates called “one of the nation’s great battle captains.” As Senator Rand Paul observed, Petraeus showed his personal journals, which did contain classified material, to only one person, an Army reserve intelligence officer with a top secret clearance. Her book was thoroughly checked for classified information and any sensitive political items by the then head of West Point’s Social Sciences Department, Colonel Mike Meese. The negligent Hillary Clinton, still unpunished, revealed classified material to the multitudes through her unsecured server.

Petraeus sympathizes with the beleaguered Trump’s predicament, but only to a certain extent. Like the authors, he realizes that Trump, a novice at presidential politics, has made big mistakes and then repeated them, making things worse.

In his final address as a general, Petraeus quoted Teddy Roosevelt’s 1910 Men in the Arena speech. The words are now surely applicable to both of them:

It is not the critic who counts … the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood … who errs and comes up short again and again … but who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotions, who spends himself for a triumph of high achievement and … if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.

The authors are indebted to General David Petraeus for his comments and suggestions.

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Dr. Jiri Valenta and his wife, Leni, are the principals of The Institute of Post Communist Studies and Terrorism (jvlv.net). They are authors of a forthcoming book on Russia and US interventions in the 21st century. A prominent author and speaker, Jiri served for decade as a professor and coordinator of Soviet and East European Studies at the US Naval Post-Graduate School and former consultant to senior members of Reagan administration.

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BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 520, July 6, 2017

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The July 2015-February 2017 interviews with Vladimir Putin by US filmmaker Oliver Stone, now streaming on Showtime, provide surprising insights into the mind of the Russian leader. “We like President Trump,” Putin admits, recalling that during the election campaign Trump was open to a new relationship with Moscow. Further progress was stalled by Russo-gate. Trump should not buy Putin’s reasons for his Ukrainian and Syrian interventions, but would be wise to be open to renewing a limited partnership with Russia against Islamic terrorism and Pyongyang’s rogue regime. 

2016 Russo-gate and 2012 America-gate

President Trump must remind the Russian leader that his election intervention denials have been exposed as false, as US intelligence was able to record his June 2016 orders to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails. However, he should also address Putin’s charges that twice – during the 2000 and particularly the 2012 Russian elections – Washington aggressively rallied the opposition and funded anti-Putin events. Putin also accuses US diplomats of supporting, controlling, and funding NGOs seeking to influence the outcome of elections. He thus implies that his interference in the 2016 US elections was payback of sorts.

“Dostoevsky character”

Henry Kissinger has described Putin as a “cold calculator of Russia’s national interest” and a “Dostoevsky character.” Indeed, much like Dostoevsky, the Russian president underwent a Kafkaesque metamorphosis from young, progressive revolutionary to conservative thinker and fierce defender of empire and orthodoxy. Stone makes clear, however, that he does not know what to make of Putin’s repeated references to God or his stance as defender of the Orthodox faith, which the Russian leader addresses when he takes him into his private chapel at his dacha.

In fact, Putin has genuinely embraced God, Russian orthodoxy, nationalism, and patriotism – but is humble about it. “I didn’t make the church popular … it was done by the Russian people,” he says. “The communist ideology ceased to exist and there was an ideological vacuum. The vacuum could be filled by nothing else but religion.”

Repudiation of chaotic Gorbachev-Yeltsin reforms

After the 1989 East German revolution, Putin, based in Dresden as a KGB lieutenant colonel, returned to his native city, St. Petersburg. At that time, Moscow maverick Boris Yeltsin and Putin’s former law professor, Anatoly Sobchak, were unleashing revolution from below in the form of free elections and economic reforms. Putin helped Sobchak become the city’s mayor and served as his deputy for foreign economic relations. He can thus raise a glass with Trump on the common ground of economics, investment, and trade. (It will have to be a non-alcoholic toast, as neither of them drinks.)

During the August 1991 coup, Putin joined Yeltsin and Sobchak in fighting the Communist putschists and resigned from the KGB. “I didn’t agree with the actions undertaken by the Communists in the attempted coup against Gorbachev,” he says. Moving to Moscow in 1996, he worked for Yeltsin in his legal department, finally becoming head of the FSB, the KGB’s successor. When Yeltsin became ill, he appointed Putin, known for his hard work and loyalty, as prime minister and then as acting president. “In four years I was acting president,” Putin recalls. It was “an incredible story.”

Eventually Putin concluded, however, that privatization and the transformation of Russia to capitalism under Yeltsin were too chaotic. Thus, he came to preside over state capitalism and a highly controlled market economic system. Trump should not be confused by Putin’s skillful selling of Russia as a genuine democracy. It is not.

“Russia should think about joining NATO”

An important issue covered in Stone’s interviews is how the new Cold War began. “In the 1990s,” Putin says, “we assumed the Cold War was over.” He recalls half-jokingly telling President Bill Clinton that “Russia should think about joining NATO.” Clinton responded, “Why not? I think it’s possible.” But when Clinton brought up the idea with his team, “They were bewildered and frightened.” Putin himself began to have misgivings. He ultimately concluded that “There are only two opinions in NATO: the American opinion and the wrong opinion.”

Nevertheless, Trump should explore closer cooperation between Moscow and NATO. Can the partnership with Russia that prevailed during the early George W. Bush years in Afghanistan be restored? And if so, how?

Against regime change

The above question must begin with an examination of American follies in Iraq, Libya, and Syria. Like Trump, Putin did not agree with the US intervention in Iraq. “We had exact data there were no WMDs whatsoever in Iraq,” he says. “The most depressing thing is to change the regimes in that part of the world with the hope the next day there will be American-style democracy.”

Americans were happy when the Libyan dictator was killed in 2011, but, as in Iraq, the war in that country became a catastrophe. Before Qaddafi’s death, there were few terrorists in Libya – but they came in as US-armed rebels, some of whom were jihadists, gained control of the country. Something similar could have happened in Syria, but the 2015 Kremlin intervention saved Assad from Qaddafi’s fate.

Putin, McCain, and “Carthago delenda est”

John McCain will be shocked if he watches the Stone interviews. Putin reveals another side of his character when he professes to like the perennial hawk. “I like him because of his patriotism, and I can relate to his consistencies in his own fighting for the interests of his country.”

Putin cites the motto of Marcus Porcius Cato, the elder of ancient Rome: “Cartego delenda est [Carthage must be destroyed].” The wars between Rome and Carthage, he explains, were exploited by barbarians who took advantage of the feud and eventually succeeded in destroying RomeThe lesson? “If these cities had not fought one another and had agreed on fighting a common enemy … they would have both survived.”

By citing history in this way, Putin again makes the case for a new partnership with America. “We’ve been supporting the US fight for independence. We were allies in WWI and WWII,” he says. “Right now there are common threats we are both facing like international terrorism [the modern barbarians].”

Why Putin didn’t conclude a 2016 Syria agreement with Obama

The agreement on Syria with the Obama administration was that the two powers were supposed to perform strikes jointly there on designated terrorist targets. Putin blames the US for giving up on the agreement for political reasons. He also maintains that Moscow held discussions with the Obama administration on resolving the Syrian crisis, only to conclude in October 2016 that time had run out. The Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs would talk instead to the incoming US administration.

The “art of the deal” on Ukraine

Trump should not take seriously Putin’s explanation that the intervention in Georgia happened simply because of the aggressiveness of Georgian leader Saakashvili . This is only part of the story. Nor should he buy Putin’s convoluted expositions on the conflicts in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, both of which began with Russian military intervention. Trump should lift western sanctions only if Putin volunteers to withdraw his forces from Ukraine and to recognize its territorial integrity and neutrality.

On Israel and the Jews

Putin is perhaps the first Russian leader in history who is not anti-Semitic. He knows that some 40% of Israel’s Jews or their ancestors hail from Russia. He compares the initiators of Russo-gate to anti-Semites who always blame the Jews for their own failures. He clearly does not support the Palestinians, recalling former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s words: “Mr. President, right now you are in a region where no one can ever be trusted on any matter.”

For Trump it is America First. For Putin, it is Russia First

The crescendo of the interviews comes when Stone argues that he himself ineither pro-American nor pro-Russian; he is pro-peace. Putin lectures the Hollywood leftist, “…You’re a man of peace. And I am pro-Russian … You are too anti-American, and I don’t want to be dragged into it.” Clearly this is a message for Trump that Putin understands his strategy of “America First.” Trump defends his country’s vital national interests, and so does Putin. Russia First! The art of the deal is to reconcile the interests the two powers have in common. This will not be easy.

The North Korean crisis makes partnership with Russia a necessity

Putin does not reveal the details of his phone conversations with Trump on North Korea, which launched its first ICBM on America’s Independence Day. This move will likely be met by a strong, perhaps military, response by the US. But no matter what response Trump chooses, he will need Beijing’s and Moscow’s strong cooperation on both North Korea and Syria.

Trump should use his skills at the art of deal-making to end the new Cold War with Putin. America and Russia need each other.

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Dr. Jiri Valenta is a noted expert on Russia, the US, national security, and terrorism. Author of Soviet Intervention in Czechoslovakia 1968 and co-editor and contributor to Soviet Decision-making for National Security, he is a former tenured associate professor and coordinator of Soviet and East European Studies at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is indebted to his partner and wife, Leni Friedman Valenta, editor-in-chief of jvlv.net and CEO of the Institute of Post Communist Studies and Terrorism, with whom he recently published Washington and Moscow: Confrontation or Cooperation? at the BESA Center.

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4064372495?profile=originalMEGYN KELLY RETURNS - UNDRESSED TO IMPRESS

 

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                                                                       Daniel John Sobieski

 

Former Fox News star and now NBC darling Megyn Kelly has a new show starting June 4 on the peacock network, appropriately nicknamed considering the prima donna status of its new centerfold, er, centerpiece of  NBC. Fpr her first show, she interviewed Russian President Vladimir Putin at an international economic forum in St. Petersburg. NBC released a publicity photo of her sitting with Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  Her attire seemed somewhat inappropriate for a past victim of sexual harassment and a self-proclaimed opponent of sexism in politics and the workplace. As Kristinn Taylor noted at Gateway Pundit:

NBC News starlet Megyn Kelly dressed like a hooker for her interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin that is scheduled to air on Sunday. A publicity photo shows Kelly interviewing Putin while wearing a low-cut, off the shoulder blue velvet dress that is slit to mid-thigh, accented by black open-toe shoes with stiletto heels.

Kelly has posed, no pun intended, as a champion of empowered women an opponent of a culture which objectifies women in and out of the workplace.  Yet, like Hillary Clinton, who rode her husband’s coattails to political prominence, Kelly has shown no reluctance to put her feminist mindset aside for the sake of her career. Some may know of her claims of harassment from former Fox News chief Roger Ailes, but maybe not that she kept it hidden from public view until shescould use it to sell her book, “Settle For More”. As Kate Scanlon wrote last November on The Blaze:

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly said Tuesday that she did not come forward sooner with allegations that former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes sexually harassed her because it would have been a “suicide mission” for her career.

During an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” about her new book, “Settle for More,” Kelly said that in the beginning of her career at Fox News Ailes tried to kiss her three times in his office and that when she rejected his advances “he asked me when my contract was up”…

Kelly called Ailes’ actions “disturbing” but said she didn’t immediately come forward because “realistically, that would have been a suicide mission for me and my career.”

“I wasn’t Megyn Kelly of today. I had no power, and he was on the cover of industry magazines as the most powerful man in news,” she said. “There was no one to go to.”

 Well, the Megyn Kelly of today remains the same opportunist she was then. Certainly the first GOP presidential debate on August 6, 2016 was an opportunity she wouldn’t let pass her by. Her question, directed at Donald Trump was incendiary and provocative and, in retrospect, a bit hypocritical:  

KELLY: Mr. Trump, one of the things people love about you is you speak your mind and you don't use a politician's filter. However, that is not without its downsides, in particular, when it comes to women.

You've called women you don't like "fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals."

(LAUGHTER)

Your Twitter account...

TRUMP: Only Rosie O'Donnell.

(LAUGHTER)

KELLY: No, it wasn't.

(APPLAUSE)

Your Twitter account...

(APPLAUSE)

TRUMP: Thank you.

KELLY: For the record, it was well beyond Rosie O'Donnell.

TRUMP: Yes, I'm sure it was.

KELLY: Your Twitter account has several disparaging comments about women's looks. You once told a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees. Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president, and how will you answer the charge from Hillary Clinton, who was likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women?

Kelly’s concern about demeaning women and insisting they be treated with respect doesn’t jive with an interview with Howard Stern, famous for asking women guests “are those real”, in 2010, when she was also not the Megyn Kelly she is today.  Then, one supposes, it was okay to talk about breast and penis size with the world’s most famous pervert.

Then there is the famous GQ photo shoot for that magazine’s December, 2010 issue in which the rising Fox News star poses provocatively in lingerie, an odd occurrence for someone who would later pompously condemn the objectification of women, except when used to advance her career. Trump would bring this up after the deabate. As Politico reported:

Donald Trump continued his onslaught on Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Thursday, retweeting a follower who criticized a photo shoot she did for GQ Magazine.

“And this is the bimbo that’s asking presidential questions?”, the tweet said. It included two photos of Kelly posing provocatively and the following text: “Criticizes Trump for objectifying women ... Poses like this in GQ Magazine.”

A fare question one would think. After that debate viewers noticed the change in Kelly’s persona from the wholesome girl-next-door look to one more appropriate for a more sophisticated image. As journalist Peter Barry Chowka observed:

Throughout 2016, Kelly had been increasingly criticized but not only for her apparent hostility to Trump. She appeared to be focusing and reporting increasingly and obsessively on herself and changing her appearance and persona from a smart, girl-next-door type to a cold and calculating feminist icon-wannabe. In a July 19, 2016 article at Breitbart, Matthew Boyle quotes a “top Fox News host:”

“If Fox wants to become the ‘all about Megyn Network,’ that’s fine. We stand with Roger [Ailes]. And real anger has emerged that the so-called Megyn incident [alleged sexual harassment by Ailes] happened 10 years ago. The consensus among the hosts and contributors is: ‘Why didn’t she say anything then? Really, the same woman that posed half naked in GQ? The same woman on Howard Stern saying what?’”

While Kelly was attacking Trump, she ignored the resurrection of talk about Hillary Clinton being an enabler of her husband’s extra-marital activities at the same time the anti-Trump media was hyping the “Access Hollywood” tape in which Trump engaged in dirty talk about women. Newt Gingrich confronted Kelly about her double standard in a segment on “The Kelly File”: 

The exchange, as reported by the New York Times, went as follows, with Kelly arguing that Trump’s dirty talk in a trailer was worse than Bill Clinton’s turning of the Arkansas governor’s mansion and the Oval Office into a personal Playboy penthouse:

“You are fascinated with sex and you don’t care about public policy,” he told Ms. Kelly.

Ms. Kelly: “Me? Really?”

Mr. Gingrich: “That’s what I get out of watching you tonight.”

Ms. Kelly: “You know what Mr. Speaker, I’m not fascinated by sex, but I am fascinated by the protection of women and understanding what we’re getting in the Oval Office and I think the American voters would like to know …”

Mr. Gingrich then began to talk about how Mrs. Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, would return to the White House “because you, after all, are worried about sexual predators,” an apparent allusion to Mr. Clinton’s affair with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky.

“Listen, it’s not about me. It’s about the women and men of America,” Ms. Kelly replied. She said polls showed that voters were concerned about the allegations against Mr. Trump and believed they were an issue.

As the interview progressed, Mr. Gingrich turned to baiting Ms. Kelly.

“Do you want to comment on whether the Clinton ticket has a relationship to a sexual predator?” Mr. Gingrich said, adding: “I just want to hear you use the words, ‘Bill Clinton, sexual predator.’ I dare you. Say, ‘Bill Clinton, sexual predator.’”

Kelly did not call and has not called Bill Clinton what he in fact was, a sexual predator, insisting instead that the Clinton assaults on women had been covered by her and others and wishing Gingrich well on attending to his “anger issues.”

Kelly, in a sparring contest with Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway essentially called Juanita Broaddrick, who along with other Bill Clinton victims, had resurfaced during the 2015 campaign, a liar: 

Megyn Kelly claimed that Clinton rape accuser Juanita Broaddrick denied any rape in a 1998 affidavit. Close, but no cigar, Megyn. The story is a little more complicated than that. It was not that her story was false as Megyn Kelly implied. Like many rape victims, Broaddrick felt no one would believe her and she simply wanted to put it behind her and not be forced to relive it, particularly in any legal setting: she resisted interviews, fearing no one would believe her charge against a popular President. …

Broaddrick feared the retaliation of Team Clinton as well as the glare of a disbelieving media. Thus she signed an affidavit denying the rape, again trying to avoid being forced to relive the horrible experience. But she told Starr and his office the affidavit was false. Starr didn’t pursue the rape story not because it was false, but because it was not part of his obstruction of justice investigation.

At the Trump press conference, Broaddrick, tired of being accused of being part of a vast right-wing conspiracy, and afraid that her attacker would once again occupy the White House with the woman who orchestrated the attacks on Bill Clinton’s “bimbo eruptions”, repeated her accusation:

“Actions speak louder than words,” Broaddrick said. “Mr. Trump may have said some bad words but Bill Clinton raped me and Hillary Clinton threatened me. I don’t think there’s any comparison.”

Megyn Kelly may or may not succeed in her new endeavor, but she is sure to be sufficiently provocative in her appearance as she was in her GQ shoot and Putin interview. As for the war on women and their objectification, she will say and do whatever is needed to advance her career.

 

          Daniel John Sobieski is a free lance writer whose pieces have appeared in Investor’s Business Daily, Human Events, Reason Magazine and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publicatin

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Leftists Are Mean!

Mary and I are in Georgia working to stop Nancy Pelosi's far-left-radical hand puppet Jon Ossoff from stealing the GOP congressional seat vacated by Tom Price who is our new Secretary of HHS.

Our numerous Conservative Campaign Committee initiatives include waving signs on street corners. Folks, it is not pretty. While the majority of drivers honk their horns in favor of the GOP keeping the seat, Leftist Ossoff motorists are aggressive, mean-spirited and vicious, screaming at us across busy intersections, "F*** you!" and "Go F*** yourselves!" They are angry and filled with hate.

Ironically, Leftists are always accusing conservatives of being intolerant and mean-spirited. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Leftists hate and disrespect the U.S. Constitution and voters who disagree with them. Arrogantly, Leftists feel justified in cussing us out with impunity.

As a veteran black conservative Tea Party activist with 8 years and 500 Tea Party rallies under my belt, I can testify that our side does not behave like rude, crude and violent liberals behave. My mind flashed back to when I was on a national bus tour. Andrew Breitbart and our Tea Party Express tour bus were egged by viscous Leftists. On another occasion, a Leftist smashed a beer bottle against our bus and ran away.

Folks, this race is about turnout, turnout, turnout. If Ossoff gets 50% of the vote April 18th, he wins the seat; empowering the Dems anti-Trump narrative. We need Republican voters to turnout to force the race to continue to the June 20th election. http://eepurl.com/cKqzNb

Our CCC team will be back out there on another street corner tomorrow. Please pray for us. Leftists are mean.

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American

Author: “Confessions of a Black Conservative: How the Left has shattered the dreams of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black America.”
Singer/Songwriter and Conservative Activist

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I am a black Tea Party guy -- speaker, singer, activist, and prolific writer. I became exposed to and educated about home-schooled kids while traveling the country on fourteen Tea Party national bus tours. Home-schooled kids are strikingly smarter, better educated, calmer, and better behaved. I also noticed that every home-schooled kid I spoke with looked me in the eye. They seemed happy with a subtle confidence.

Years ago, I spoke to a class of black students at a Baltimore middle school. I asked each student to state their name. Stunningly, I had to ask several students to repeat their name numerous times before I understood what they were saying. They mumbled. I thought, why would their teacher allow such lazy speech? It is the bigotry of low expectations.

Most parents do not realize that Leftists are at war with traditional America. For decades, they have used public education to brainwash your kids, transforming them into stealth operatives against the principles and values of their parents. Remember when Michelle Obama encouraged students to help the federal government by monitoring family conversations for comments that leftists deem racially insensitive? A leftist-produced anti-gun ad encouraged students to break laws by stealing parents' guns and handing them over to their teachers; making your kids stealth operatives for the left's agenda. 

Teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic became minor goals a long time ago. The number one priority of public education is producing good liberals. Leftists dominating public education have given us students who hate their country; white kids taught to feel guilty; black kids taught to feel justified in resenting whites. They're taught that same-sex marriage is normal and that opposing it is the same as racial bigotry. They're taught that having babies harms the planet and that recycling is saintly. Our kids are also taught that their parents owning guns contributes to gun violence and opposing illegal immigration is racist. 

Independent critical thinking has also been removed from public education K through college. Teachers and professors demand total brain-dead submission to their leftist point-of-view. Free-thinking students are demeaned and even physically assaulted by fellow students.

A white friend of mine said her son came home from middle school in tears. He was filled with guilt, taught that his evil white ancestors were extremely mean to native Americans, blacks, and women. Today, that white kid is a 20-something-year-old America-hating communist. He believes white males are the greatest source of evil in the world.

My millennial relative planned to visit South Dakota. I suggested she visit Mount Rushmore. She replied venomously, “I wouldn't cross the street to visit those guys!” Thank you, public education's distorted teaching of U.S. history.

For decades, leftists have used public education and the federal government to confiscate your kids and indoctrinate them to embrace their religion of liberalism while banning the God of Christianity from schools. Speaking of religion, why are public schools teaching the virtues of Islam

Incredibly, school boards have usurped authority to teach your child to celebrate and even experiment with homosexuality starting in kindergarten. Parents are forbidden to opt out their child. Could anyone have imagined a day in America when teachers and government bureaucrats would mandate that your child be taught the government's views regarding sex? My late mom would be in the principal’s office in a flash, “Are you crazy? How dare you!”

The Bible instructs parents, “Train up a child in the way it should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Leftists say screw the Bible and parents, we demand your kids!

In the Bible, when the angels came to visit Lot, Sodomites demanded that Lot turnover the angels that they might have their way with them.

Leftist educators, using the iron fist of government, demand that parents turn over their kids that they might have their way with them. This is why leftists are hellbent on criminalizing home-schooling. Remarkably, in America, parents have been arrested for home schooling.

Trump's religious freedom order is a step in the right direction, returning stewardship of children hearts and minds to their parents as God intended.

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American

Author: Confessions of a Black Conservative: How the Left has shattered the dreams of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black America.

Singer/Songwriter and Conservative Activist

mr_lloydmarcus@hotmail.com

http://www.lloydmarcus.com/

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