The national political environment is an odd habitat in which there is – if you believe the established and compromised media – the “progressives” on the left (though that orientation is seldom advertised) – and the “far right.” To the “far right” are “conservatives,” “fiscal conservatives,” “social conservatives,” “tea baggers” (a derisive and vulgar term intended to demean the Tea Party), the “alt right” and other terms intended to define that portion of the spectrum. Continue reading
The Korean Peninsula has been a social and political dichotomy since the end of World War II. After the division of Korea into North and South, the communist versus democratic halves worked vigorously to establish their own versions of sovereignty.
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, with Soviet backing, pursued the Communist satellite model while the southern Republic of Korea became a U.S. client democratic/capitalist country. Continue reading
Maybe one of Anthony’s trusted staff could deliver secure phone?
Ok I will [redacted] just fedex secure cell phone from dc. Anthony leaving office to bring me to airport now so hopefully will make it just in time.
U.S. Code Title 18 > Part I › Chapter 37 › § 793(f) “Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer—
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.
(g) If two or more persons conspire to violate any of the foregoing provisions of this section, and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each of the parties to such conspiracy shall be subject to the punishment provided for the offense which is the object of such conspiracy.”
Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, has made the astounding accusation that the recent release of Democratic National Committee emails was the work of Vladimir Putin working on behalf of Donald Trump.
“There’s evidence Russian state actors broke into the DNC, stole those emails, and there are experts saying they are releasing these emails for the purpose of helping Donald Trump,” Mook told CNN’s Jake Tapper
Mook, the DNC and Hillary Clinton continue to show their contempt for the intellect of the American voter. Naturally, Democrats want to divert attention from their ingrained corruption, but more revealing is that they want us to overlook the content of the emails and who wrote them. They are trying to slay the messenger. Except, in this case, they are even lying about who the messenger is!
There is a particular, revealing point about the absurdity of the accusation. Trump has pledged to be tough on our adversaries. Indeed, this is a primary and continuous aspect of Republican policy. Not so for Democrats.
America has lost the respect of foreign allies and antagonists alike during the administration of Barack Obama. International crises have been weakly addressed at best or ignored altogether. But with an oblivious Commander-in-Chief and ineffectual Secretaries of State like Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, what else might one expect?
Russia has made huge and unchallenged advancements since Obama took office.
The forced Crimea annexation is a clear example of Russian hegemony, but not the only one.
Russian submarine operations are at “a level of Russian capability that we haven’t seen before“ according to Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone, Commander of NATO’s Maritime Command
Large scale exercises have been expanded in size and prevalence.
Strategic bomber patrols have grown in frequency and range in Europe as well as near Guam and even the U.S. West Coast. Fly-bys and “buzzing” of American naval ships and even aircraft are becoming more bold and common.
Russia’s Special Forces training has ramped up.
Putin has teamed up with Bashar al-Assad in Syria which was a paramount factor in the rise of ISIS.
Vladimir Putin loves what Obama’s Administration has allowed him to do. Obama has enabled Russia, as will Hillary, to continue to grow militarily and expand to a greater and more challenging global power, all in direct challenge to democracy.
Another Obama-like term or two will mean more deterioration of American military capabilities and diplomatic influence and Vladimir Putin will be able to encircle the United States and our allies with a great red menace that will be impossible to “reset.”
Putin helping Trump? Oh the lies …
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has decided not to recommend criminal prosecution of Hillary Clinton for her handling of classified information. The legal reasoning for this decision is complicated and nuanced and politically confusing. Some people will be elated by the decision, some will be angry; both are wrong. Continue reading
The American voting public is showing itself to be a collection of the selfish, lazy, ignorant and foolish. As the world gets smaller, its constriction is choking our economy, strangling our security and suffocating our national pride. And all the while, we champion the most absurd group of political candidates in modern times. Rather than caring, we just get more stupid. Continue reading
I had an online “conversation” recently about Syrian refugees coming to the United States. I was lectured to by presumed liberals repeating the Obama “that’s not who we are” mantra when I promoted caution over altruism.
Their argument is understandable – to a point. Being a nation of immigrants, America is a nation that celebrates diverse roots and transplanted citizenry. So why not let in more, especially those seeking asylum from danger? Continue reading