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   How scumbag/liar-nObama’s Senior Response Director Profited From Disaster in Puerto Rico
by Daniel Greenfield  
No Surprise: scumbag-Schiff Reportedly Hired
Two NSC Aides Who Worked With
Ukraine Whistleblower
by Beth Baumann
{ townhall.com } ~ House Intelligence Committee Chairman scumbag-Adam Schiff (D-CA) hired two National Security Counsel (NSC) aides who worked with the Ukrainian whistleblower... while at the NSC during both the scumbag/liar-nObama and Trump administration, the Washington Examiner  reported. Abigail Grace worked at the NSC from 2016 to 2018 in U.S.-China relations, followed by a short stint at the Center for a New American Security think tank. scumbag-Schiff tapped her in February to work as an Intelligence Committee staffer to help investigate the Trump White House. The second aide, Sean Misko, worked as an NSC aide until 2017. He was also part of Secretary of State scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton's policy planning staff under Deputy Chief of Staff Jake Sullivan. He joined the Intelligence Committee as a staffer in August, the same month the whistleblower filed his complaint. A source who spoke to the Washington Examiner  had reason to believe both Grace and Misko were untrustworthy...
Forget the #Resistance, 
scumbag-Chuck; Focus on Your Job
by Dan Backer
{ insidesources.com } ~ When it comes to #resisting President Trump, Senate Minority Leader Chuck scumbag-Schumer is certainly busy these days... Criticizing the Trump administration’s “persistent transgressions,” scumbag-Schumer recently claimed “the very foundation of this republic is at risk.” He also accused Trump of “abu(ing the powers of his office and betraying the public trust for personal political gain,” urging Congress to proceed with its impeachment inquiry. Of course, scumbag-Schumer has no problem with exploiting the Ukraine nothing-burger for “personal political gain,” turning it into an excuse to undermine a president with whom he vehemently disagrees. scumbag-Chuck, why don’t you just focus on your job? While he panders to his anti-Trump base, scumbag-Schumer is presiding over a logjam at the Federal Election Commission, which now lacks the legal minimum of four commissioners to make any high-level decisions. As the Center for Public Integrity’s Dave Levinthal explained, the FEC can’t even conduct meetings, let alone issue new rules on campaign finance or vote on the outcome of existing investigations. In other words, the FEC has “effectively shut down.” Why? Because of Chuck scumbag-Schumer. He has consistently refused to honor the tradition of the Senate minority leader recommending names to be nominated to nonpartisan and bipartisan commissions, including the FEC. The agency has traditionally filled two seats at the same time, pairing a Republican and Democrat, each recommended by the leaders of their respective parties — the president and the opposing party’s Senate leader. However, scumbag-Schumer has yet to make a serious nomination to fill the Democratic vacancy at the FEC, or replace the existing Democratic commissioners on long-expired terms. This intentional logjam serves only one purpose: To give scumbag-Schumer and other Democrats a built-in excuse to complain about the very problem they have created, or blame it on Trump. And complain, they have. scumbag-Schumer’s spokesman recently proclaimed, “Congress should address this issue quickly because we need a fully functioning FEC.” Yet he failed to acknowledge the ball is in his boss’s court...   https://www.insidesources.com/forget-the-resistance-chuck-focus-on-your-job/   
Israelis Demonstrate in Jerusalem and
Tel Aviv Against Turkish Invasion
of Kurdish Region of Syria
by Benjamin Kerstein
{ algemeiner.com } ~ An interfaith group of Israeli Jews and Christians gathered in Jerusalem’s Paris Square on Saturday to protest the recently launched Turkish offensive against the Syrian Kurds... The organizer of the demonstration, Rabbi Roni Lesser, told Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot, “I’m a simple person, but as a Jew I can’t see what’s going on and shut up.”As the idea of a protest spread on social media, he said, “Christians from the Old City contacted me, so the event gained interfaith cooperation.” Rabbi Yaakov Meidan, who spoke at the protest, called for Israel to recognize the Armenian Genocide — which Turkey still denies — and said that while Germany has taken responsibility for committing genocide, Turkey has not. Tehila Friedman, another participant, said, “I am a third generation Holocaust survivor and we often ask why the world was silent. Today we are part of the world, and the minimum we can do is not be silent and empathize with the victims. The ability to reach out and express solidarity has meaning.” A young resident of Jerusalem, Haggai Hershman, also attended the protest, saying, “I have come to feel the reality of the Kurdish people, to try to understand what is happening there, to make their reality our reality, and to show that we must identify with them and act in their favor.” According to Israeli news website Mako, another protest took place in Tel Aviv on Sunday morning, with more than 100 demonstrators expressing solidarity with the Kurds outside the Turkish embassy. “We will not forget or be afraid,” the protesters chanted. “The Kurdish people are not alone.” Among other slogans, the demonstrators shouted for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to “Leave the Kurds alone,” as well as asking “Who will lift the finger to stop the attack?” Avishay Borla, the protest’s organizer, said that Israelis must speak out to “stop the bloodbath.”...   https://www.algemeiner.com/2019/10/13/israelis-demonstrate-in-jerusalem-and-tel-aviv-against-turkish-invasion-of-kurdish-region-of-syria/   
How Terrible Does Turkey Have to Get?
by Burak Bekdil
{ gatestoneinstitute.org } ~ Turkey's military offensive into the overwhelmingly Kurdish northeastern Syria is sending messages on many wavelengths. One consequence is beyond dispute... Turkey is adding further chaos, bloodshed and tears to a region already in turmoil. The U.S. had apparently "assured Kurdish protection from Turkey." Trump spoke of "economic devastion" if Kurdish forces were attacked. "As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey I've done before!," Trump  tweeted on October 7. Microsoft may thoughtfully have censored this tweet for you. Ed. So where is this "economic devastation" against Turkey? Or does that make two promises that the U.S. has not kept? In theory, the Turkish incursion will build a safe zone that is 30 kilometers 20 miles deep and stretches more than 480 kilometers 300 miles toward Syria's Iraqi border -– which just so happens to be the very place where many of the Kurds in Syria live. From there, the Turkish army will push Kurdish militants south and ward off an "existential threat" to Turkey. Once cleared of the YPG forces, the main Kurdish group the Syrian offspring of the insurgent umbrella organization PKK Turkey says it will build homes, hospitals schools and rehabilitation centers for the two million Syrian refugees it hosts. This happy-ending scenario may not materialize so easily. As in earlier cross-border clashes with the Turkish military, the Kurds have vowed to fight back despite allegedly heavy losses. On Oct. 13, the fifth day of the Operation Peace Spring, the Turkish Defense Ministry said its forces "neutralized" 525 Kurdish fighters. Kurdish shelling in over 300 rounds killed 18 civilians on the Turkish side of the border, including a nine-month old Syrian baby. More than 100 civilians were injured in Turkish towns and villages. One Kurdish, politician, Hevrin Khalaf, and nine other civilians were reportedly dragged from their cars and "executed."As for the potential resurgence of jihadist terrorists holed up in the area and held in makeshift prisons, first, on Oct. 11, five Islamic State (IS) fighters reportedly escaped from a Kurdish-run prison and extremists claimed responsibility for a bomb that exploded in the regional capital. Then, "at least 750" "militants" have already escaped," and IS's sleeper cells in the region are also expected to take advantage of the Turkish invasion to recapture the land they controlled in the early years of the Syrian civil war. In the US-led, allied war against IS, Syrian Kurds operated as the main land force. As Kurds now flee, radical Islamists are likely to retake control of parts of the war zone...   https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15007/how-terrible-does-turkey-have-to-get 
President Trump is 100% Correct 
on Syria Withdrawal – Here’s Why
by sundance
{ theconservativetreehouse.com } ~ Eight years ago Zurich Mike penned an analogy of the ‘Islamist Spring’ that still rings true today, when he said: President scumbag/liar-nObama helped kill the zookeepers and unleashed the big cats…. The Turkish movement into Syria is all part of this continuum. When President scumbag/liar-nObama ignited the “Islamist Spring” with his speech in Cairo Egypt, what he really articulated was a shift in U.S. foreign policy to support The Muslim Brotherhood. Political Islam, writ large, is represented by The Brotherhood.  Turkish President Recep Erdogan sees himself as the modern leader of political Islam using the Brotherhood to recreate the Ottoman Empire. Ben Ali (Tunis), Hosni Mubarak (Egypt) and Khadaffi (Libya), were the first zookeepers removed. scumbag/liar-nObama’s U.S. foreign policy supported Muslim Brotherhood replacements like Mohamed Morsi in Egypt. However, scumbag/liar-nObama failed in the effort to remove Bashir Assad in Syria; as a result all extremist factions of the Brotherhood gathered to form ISIS.Factions like al-Qaeda, al-Nusra and ISIS all fall under the umbrella of The Muslim Brotherhood. The exiled Brotherhood leaders initially fled Egypt to Qatar until they were further driven-out by the Gulf Cooperation Council and ultimately given safe-harbor in Turkey, by Recep Erdogan...   https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/10/13/president-trump-is-100-correct-on-syria-withdrawal-heres-why/ 
Turkey-Syria offensive 
Kurds reach deal with Syrian army
by bbc.com ~ The Kurds in Syria say the Syrian government has agreed to send its army to the northern border to try to halt Turkey's offensive against them... Syrian state media earlier reported that government forces had been deployed to the north. It follows the US decision to pull all its remaining troops from the area over the "untenable" situation there. The Turkish assault, launched last week, is aimed at forcing Kurdish forces from along the border area. Areas under the control of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the main US ally in the area, have come under heavy bombardment over the weekend, with Turkey making gains in two key border towns. Dozens of civilians and fighters have been killed on both sides. Amid fears of the resurgence of the Islamic State (IS) group as a result of the fighting, Kurdish officials said on Sunday that nearly 800 relatives of foreign IS members had escaped from Ain Issa, a camp in the north, as clashes raged nearby...   https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-50036901  
How scumbag/liar-nObama’s Senior Response Director Profited From Disaster in Puerto Rico
by Daniel Greenfield 
{ sultanknish.blogspot.com } ~ By September 2018, despite billions of dollars in aid, Puerto Rico was still a mess. By August, FEMA had stopped paying for the nearly 2,500 displaced Puerto Ricans who had been living in hotels after Hurricane Maria had wrecked their homes. But the FEMA times were good at Casino Del Mar.

San Juan's Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz had become a CNN celeb by wearing a, "Help Us We Are Dying" t-shirt. But no one was dying at the luxury resort in San Juan with its 15,000 square feet of gaming tables and its seven restaurants. Except maybe some especially unlucky gamblers. Its blue neon wave walls were shimmering, the machines were jingling and there were some high rollers at the tables.

One of those high rollers was a FEMA administrator.

Ahsha Nateef Tribble’s job had been to get Puerto Rico working again. That’s why Ahsha had been appointed FEMA's Power Sector Chief and Infrastructure Chief for Recovery.

And she was certainly helping one part of Puerto Rico recover.

At Casino Del Mar, Donald Keith Ellison, the former president of Cobra Acquisitions, who has been indicted alongside Tribble, was seen in surveillance footage picking up $3,000 worth of casino chips. The indictment alleges that Tribble and Ellison were together at the gambling tables and the cash cage.

Tribble and Ellison were gambling in more ways than one. The stakes would have easily broken the Casino Del Mar. Ellison’s Cobra had received $1.8 billion in federal contracts to restore Puerto Rico’s power grid. And Tribble had the authority to dispense $200 million in public assistance projects.

What was a mere $3,000 compared to the millions and billions that they were already playing with?

The indictments of Tribble and Ellison ended the game. The dice have come up snake eyes and the croupier is taking back all the chips. But the game of profiting from catastrophe was a fun one.

At Casino Del Mar, Ahsha Nateef Tribble was enjoying the good life at the top of a meteoric career. But while her annual salary of $149,000 placed her among the top 10% of employees at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), it wasn’t enough to buy her everything she wanted.

And that’s what Ellison was allegedly doing by, in the language of the indictment, promising, offering and giving “Ahsha Nateef Tribble a stream of things of value, including airfare, ground transportation, helicopter fights, hotel rooms, meals, entertainment expenses.” $149,000 a year only goes so far.

Not that Ahsha had anything to complain about. After earning a BS in Math from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, an MS in Meteorology from Florida State, she had traveled out of state to the University of Oklahoma for a PhD in Meteorology. And the year she graduated she was somehow already the Technical Chief of Staff at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Commerce at NOAA.

Two years after graduating, she was the Executive Officer at the NOAA National Hurricane Center.

Five years after graduation, she was the Chief of the Climate Sciences Division for NOAA's National Weather Service.

With that kind of resume, Ahsha must have been brilliant. But her indictment doesn’t suggest a genius. Even an evil genius would have done a better job of cashing in than hotels, a casino and a copter.

There is, unfortunately, another explanation.

And it’s why the blame for the Puerto Rico mess falls squarely on the scumbag/liar-nObama administration.

Under scumbag/liar-nObama, the former Florida girl was in D.C. as a senior policy advisor coordinating with the White House. scumbag/liar-nObama's White House then put her on staff as a director at the National Security Council.

Ahsha Nateef Tribble became scumbag/liar-nObama's Senior Director for Response and even served as an interim Deputy Homeland Security Advisor.

In the waning days of the scumbag/liar-nObama regime, Ahsha was appointed a Deputy Regional Administrator at FEMA. Either Ahsha had guessed correctly that the next administration would not have the word 'scumbag/liar-Clinton' in it or she didn't have the right connections. But she had landed safely. And someone had decided that with her impressive resume, she would be perfect for tackling Puerto Rico's power crisis.

Hadn't she served as a senior advisor to scumbag/liar-nObama's Secretary of Energy?

And, according to her FEMA bio, "led or supported White House response coordination and operational policy for major disasters including Hurricanes Sandy and Irene."

There was just one problem.

The Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency. Disaster relief needs competence, not diversity. But FEMA, like every other part of the government, had gone mad for diversity without ever recovering. For Black History Month, its Diversity and Inclusion unit had promoted a livestream of a transgender panel from the U.S. Air Force Academy. FEMA might not be very competent at managing disasters, but it was great at promoting random lefty social agendas and spending taxpayer money.

Ahsha was the daughter of Israel Tribble Jr, an affirmative action advocate who claimed that the education system pandered to European elitism and was unsuited for those who were “dark or different”. The names of his children reflected the academic’s belief in his own form of Afrocentric Egyptology. In Puerto Rico, affirmative action ran into a wall of corruption and human misery.

A casino in San Juan was a long way from Ahsha’s glory days of traveling to disaster sites with scumbag/liar-nObama and loose lips liar-Biden. Or representing the United States at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

But there were still opportunities here. And she allegedly knew how to take them.

Puerto Rico was a crisis. And the thing to do with a crisis was play it up and then cash in. And Ahsha Nateef Tribble was allegedly influencing the payments going to her new friend’s company.

While contracts in the hundreds of millions of dollars were dispensed, she enjoyed the little things, a helicopter ride, a hotel room, and a fun time in a casino. Also riding the Puerto Rico gravy train was Jovanda Patterson, another FEMA employee and a good friend of Ahsha’s, who got a job with Ellison.

“Thank you both for My day will be great when I get a picture of Ahsha getting her treatment today please,” Jovanda had emailed Ellison and Ahsha.

Times were still hard in parts of Puerto Rico, but there were other priorities for FEMA’s best.

“I’m on it. I will get her down there at 1pm,” Ellison replied.

You didn’t have to be in a disaster area to get personal service like that. Just tasked with managing one.

A Twitter account with Jovanda Patterson’s name and tweets about FEMA and Puerto Rico, includes a retweet of anti-American racist activist Colin Kaepernick, Barack scumbag/liar-nObama and Senator lowlife-Kamala Harris.

Why was Hurricane Maria so devastating?

The answer has little to do with President Trump and a great deal to do with the existing corruption by local officials in Puerto Rico, which has already resulted in multiple arrests, and within FEMA.

It was one of scumbag/liar-nObama’s NSC staffers who had traveled with him and with loose lips liar-Biden, who allegedly conspired to rob taxpayers and to abuse money meant to help Puerto Ricans.

What happened in Puerto Rico is the same thing that happens in Chicago, Detroit and Baltimore.

In another hurricane procurement scandal, FEMA gave Tiffany Brown a $156 million contract to serve 30 million meals to hurricane victims. Brown's company had no employees and no experience in large-scale disaster relief. And was not able to actually provide the meals. But "Dr. Brown" does boast that her Tribute Contracting LLC is a "a minority-owned government consulting firm".

The government can help people. Or it can help itself.

It can help the minorities it claims to care about. Or it can just help the well-connected ones.

A quick walk around Newark, Los Angeles or San Juan can clue you in on who’s really being helped.

The money that’s supposed to help people never actually reaches them. But that’s fine. There’s better uses for that money. And the worse things get, the more money will be spent on not fixing the crisis.

And, if you’re lucky, you can have a fun night in a casino in San Juan where everyone is always dying.  
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