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Lessons for the Trump-Kim Summit 
by Cal Thomas
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House Says 'NO' to Ryan's Amnesty Sellout - Maybe Next Week
{ rickwells.us } ~ The heat on sellouts in the GOP under traitor Paul Ryan may have been too hot, in the end, for them to handle... with the appropriately titled “discharge petition” to finagle amnesty for illegal aliens while ignoring border security and the wall we voted for. Ryan’s supporters, the Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable, Koch Brothers and others who bribe crooked politicians, came up just short. Instead of the four deal, discharge petition  which essentially surrendered control of the House to the Democrats and with it a sure approval of amnesty legislation, Ryan has now agreed to two bills. One bill is the Goodlatte Bill that Ryan’s been breaking promises on allowing to come to the floor for a very long time and the other is one that is still being crafted, a last minute forced alternative to the amnesty only bill that blatantly defies the wishes of the people. The details will be debated in a closed-door Wednesday morning meeting...
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The "Trump Doctrine" for the Middle East
by Guy Millière
{ gatestoneinstitute.org } ~ After three successive American Presidents had used a six-month waiver to defer moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem for more than two decades... President Donald J. Trump decided not to wait any longer. On December 7, 2017, he declared that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel; the official embassy transfer took place on May 14th, the day of Israel's 70th anniversary. From the moment of Trump's declaration, leaders of the Muslim world expressed anger and announced major trouble. An Islamic summit conference was convened in Istanbul a week later, and ended with statements  about a "crime against Palestine". Western European leaders followed suit. Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel said that President Trump's decision was a "serious mistake" and could have huge "consequences". French President Emmanuel Macron, going further, declared that the decision could provoke a "war". Despite these ominous predictions, trouble remained largely absent. The Istanbul statement remained a statement. The "war" anticipated by Macron did not break out. The Islamic terrorist organization Hamas sent masses of rioters from Gaza to tear down Israel's border fence and cross over, to force Israeli soldiers to fire, thereby allowing Hamas to have bodies of "martyrs" to show to the cameras. So far, Hamas has sent 62 of its own people to their death. Fifty of them were, by Hamas's own admission, members of Hamas...
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With eyes on Iran, Netanyahu 
praises Trump over North Korea summit 
by MICHAEL BACHNER and AGENCIES
{ timesofisrael.com } ~ Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday hailed US President Donald Trump’s summit in Singapore with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as “historic”... and an “important step” in denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, while linking the meeting to the US leader’s “tough stance” on Iran. “I congratulate US President Donald Trump for the historic summit in Singapore,” Netanyahu said in a statement. “It is an important step in the effort to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.” “President Trump also takes a tough stance against Iran’s attempt to arm itself with nuclear weapons, as well as against its aggression in the Middle East. This is leaving its mark on the Iranian economy,” he continued, referring to Trump’s withdrawal from the landmark 2015 pact last month. “Trump’s policy is an important development for Israel, the region and the entire world,” Netanyahu added...
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U.S. and Turkish Ties to Malaysia's Hamas Lobby

by Abha Shankar
{ investigativeproject.org } ~ The April assassination of a Hamas engineer in Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur helps show the increasingly significant role Malaysia plays in Hamas operations... Fadi Albatsh, who helped the terrorist group build drones and rockets, was shot and killed while on his way to a mosque. Albatsh  reportedly also helped facilitate deals with North Korea to smuggle weapons into the Gaza Strip. Hamas has a significant presence in Malaysia and routinely recruits Palestinians studying there to launch terrorist attacks against Israel. An operative captured during the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict told Israeli authorities that he, along with nine others, received paragliding training in Malaysia from members of Hamas' military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades. They were supposed to use that training to paraglide from Gaza directly into a southern Israeli town to launch an attack. Around the same time, Hamas recruited another operative in Malaysia with a doctorate in computer science. The operative served as a courier for encrypted messages for the al-Qassam Brigades. Malaysia turns a blind eye to Hamas-related terrorist activity on its soil and anti-Semitism runs rife among the country's top leadership...   https://www.investigativeproject.org/7486/ipt-exclusive-us-and-turk...
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New supersonic missile developed for Israeli Air Force
by ANNA AHRONHEIM
{ jpost.com } ~ With tensions still high between Israel and Iran... a new supersonic air-to-surface missile designed for the annihilation of high quality targets has been developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Israel Military Industry Systems (IMI). Dubbed “The Rampage” after a popular video-game, it is an accurate supersonic, long-range air-to-ground assault missile with a warhead, rocket engine and advanced navigation suit which allows for precision targeting at a very low mission cost compared to existing solutions. The missile can be fitted to the Israel Air Force’s F-15, F-16 and F-35 fighter jets and is meant to be fired into areas protected by air-defense systems. Amit Haimovich, director of marketing and business development for IAI’s Malam engineering unit told The Jerusalem Post that due to the combination of the Rampage’s speed and physical form, “it can be detected, but it is very hard to intercept. “If you take the Middle East arena and areas protected by air-defense systems, the whole point of this missile is that it can hit targets within standoff ranges” without threatening the launching platform, he said...
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Lessons for the Trump-Kim Summit 
by Cal Thomas
{ townhall.com } ~ The unprecedented, historic and weird summit (Dennis Rodman might be there) between President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un, scheduled to begin Tuesday today, if there are no surprises, could produce the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, or just more of the same lies and dissembling from North Korea we have seen before.

These days, world events do not occur in a vacuum.

Former Israeli diplomat Yoram Ettinger advises President Trump to see an interconnection between a potential deal with North Korea and the flawed nuclear deal with Iran made by the liar-nObama administration.

On his blog "The Ettinger Report," he writes: "...the overall conduct of both rogue regimes -- as far as abandoning or advancing nuclearization, ending or expanding terrorism, subversion and ballistic capabilities -- has been immensely impacted by the U.S. negotiation posture. Thus, the less assertive and more eager is the U.S., and the more reluctant it is to use the military option, the less deterred and the more radicalized are Iran and North Korea."

He goes on to make a point that should be obvious from even a cursory study of history, which is that dictators look for weaknesses in their adversaries and exploit what they find. That President Trump demonstrated strength and resolve when he wrote Kim a letter, initially canceling the summit after some of Kim's associates threatened the United States, is likely what led to a quick re-scheduling of the event. Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani demonstrated his gift for overstatement when he said Kim got "back on his hands and knees" begging for the get-together, but with some hubris modification he has a point.

What has perceived weakness in both the liar-Clinton andliar-nObama administrations produced? Ettinger, who remembers more than these administrations would like us to forget, writes: "Since the July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action the Iran Nuclear Agreement, the Ayatollahs have radicalized and intensified their military involvement in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, as well as their subversive and terrorist operations, aiming to topple all pro-U.S. Arab regimes in the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Peninsula primarily Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, Jordan and Egypt, as well as multitude of pro-Western regimes in Asia and Africa, and entrenching their anti-U.S. presence in Latin America."

Furthermore, he notes, "Since July 2015, The Shia' Ayatollahs have escalated their subversive efforts to annex the Saudi-supported island of Bahrain, which they consider an Iranian province, where a 70 percent Shia' majority is ruled by the Sunni House of Khalifa. In the process, Teheran has smuggled military systems to its terrorist network in Bahrain."

It is why Ronald Reagan's slogan and more than a slogan "peace through strength" worked and why peace through appeasement never does.

Iran behaves as if the nuclear agreement with the U.S. gave it a green light to step up their support of terrorism. They are already tops in that category.

Ettinger concludes his analysis with this: "Since July 2015, the Ayatollahs have bolstered their military assistance to the anti-Saudi Houthi mostly Shia' rebels in Yemen. They consider Yemen -- Saudi Arabia's southern neighbor -- a platform to launch missiles into Saudi Arabia, in an attempt to destabilize and topple the House of Saud. Simultaneously, the Ayatollahs have expanded their incitement of -- and subversive initiatives in -- the oil-rich, Shia'-dominated regions of Al Hassa' and Qatif in the eastern part of Saudi Arabia."

One hopes President Trump has done at least a quick study of history -- past and more recent -- and is learning that only strength deters dictators from their ambitious goals. Any agreement with North Korea should be treated with the same skepticism one would have when dealing with Satan himself.
 
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GOP Activist Investigating Hillary Clinton’s Lost Emails
Found Dead — Apparent Suicide By Black Plastic Bag Republican activist Peter Smith was found dead in his hotel room in May 2017 in Rochester, Minnesota.

The hotel staff found Smith with a black plastic bag on his head. He was trying to obtain Hillary Clinton’s lost emails.

UPDATE: Mueller and Congressional investigators have interviewed Smith’s acquaintances several times. Our sources say there is much more to this story.

The Wall Street Journal reported:

Peter W. Smith, a Republican political activist and financier from Chicago who mounted an effort to obtain former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails from Russian hackers, died on May 14 after asphyxiating himself in a hotel room in Rochester, Minn., according to local authorities. He was 81 years old.

Mr. Smith’s body was found by a hotel clerk in the Aspen Suites hotel, located across the street from the Mayo Clinic, according to a Rochester Police Department report. An associate of Mr. Smith said that he had recently visited the clinic. A representative for the facility wouldn’t confirm if Mr. Smith was a patient.

Mr. Smith died about 10 days after an interview with The Wall Street Journal in which he recounted his attempts to acquire what he believed were thousands of emails stolen from Mrs. Clinton’s private email server. He implied that Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, then serving as the senior national security adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, was aware of his efforts…

…The police report said Mr. Smith was found by a hotel clerk with a plastic bag around his head attached tightly with black rubber bands. Mr. Smith “left documentation on why he committed suicide, medical records, his written obituary, and life insurance” on a table in his room, the report said.

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Massachusetts Man Arrested After Trying To Hire
A Hit Man On Twitter To Kill ICE Agents For $500

A 33-year-old lefty from Cambridge, Massachusetts named Brandon Ziobrowski was arrested Thursday after offering anyone on Twitter $500 to kill ICE agents.

Ziobrowski also expressed his desire to slit John McCain’s throat in several tweets.

FOX News reported:

A Massachusetts man was arrested in New York on Thursday after trying to hire a hit man on Twitter to kill ICE agents for $500 and sharing his desire to slit the throat of Sen. John McCain, federal officials said.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts said that Brandon Ziobrowski, 33, from Cambridge, Mass. was charged with one count of use of interstate and foreign commerce to transmit a threat and injure another person for the alleged Twitter posts this year.

Federal officials said Ziobrowski tweeted a murder for hire solicitation to kill Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for $500, and repeatedly tweeted his desire to slit the throat of McCain, R-Ariz.

“The agents and officers out there enforcing federal laws are doing their job, plain and simple,” U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said at a news conference. “There is a difference between public debate and putting others in fear of their lives.”

Federal officials said Ziobrowski in March started tweeting threatening messages against federal agents that work for ICE.

On July 2, the 33-year-old allegedly tweeted: “I am broke but will scrounge and literally give $500 to anyone who kills ICE agent. @me seriously who else can pledge get in on this lets make this work.”

The Justice Department released a statement on the arrest of Ziobrowski:

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