Showing posts with label foreign policy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label foreign policy. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

FBI Director Scathes Clinton Over Emails, No Indictment Recommended

Unless you are living under a rock, you probably heard about FBI Director James Comey - about the most a-political official in Washington at the moment - excoriating Hillary Clinton over her handling of emails while Secretary of State...

I'm of two minds here: on the one hand, HRC has to be breathing a sigh of relief that there won't be an indictment against her, which of course, sent fellow conservatives' heads into a frenzy over it. OTOH, go back and re-read Director Comey's report; he effectively convicted HRC in the Court of Public Opinion, something the Trump Campaign Trumpster Fires will try to use at every available opportunity.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

JV Team...

...yes, I don't think just saying the words "radical Islamisc terrorism" does anything to stop these thugs, brigands, thieves and murderers who cloak themselves in the cloth of one of the three great Abramhamic religions...but, at least Obama (and others in power) should at least acknowledge that such a thing does actually exist, that it is a threat to America and that we need to do something about it.

Friday, June 3, 2016

HRC Goes After Trump In Foreign Policy Speech

I'm of two minds on Hillary Clinton's foreign policy speech eviserceration of Donald Trump Thursday in California....for what its' worth, it was a well-versed, cogent and frank speech detailing the threat that Trump would pose not just to America but for the rest of world and as much as I don't care for Hillary Clinton, I'll give her props on the speech: it was a damn good speech.

On the other hand, given, (a) some of her foreign policy failures and (b) the contiuning email server scandal, she's almost in no place to complain about Donald Trump.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Muslim Groups Block LGBT Groups From U.N. AIDS Conference

....and I thought American Christianists were bad at this kind of stuff....
A group of 51 Muslim states has blocked 11 gay and transgender organizations from attending a high-level meeting at the United Nations next month on ending Aids, sparking a protest by the US, Canada and the EU.
Egypt wrote to the president of the 193-member general assembly on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to object to the participation of the 11 groups. It did not give a reason in the letter, which Reuters has seen.
Samantha Power, US ambassador to the UN, wrote to the general assembly president, Mogens Lykketoft, and said the groups appeared to have been blocked for involvement in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy.
“Given that transgender people are 49 times more likely to be living with HIV than the general population, their exclusion from the high-level meeting will only impede global progress in combating the HIV/Aids pandemic,” Power wrote.
UN officials said the EU and Canada also wrote to Lykketoft to protest against the objections by the OIC group, whose members include Saudi Arabia, Iran, Indonesia, Sudan and Uganda. (Huffington Post)
....with all due respect to the OIC and the countries involved, fuck your bigoted selves very much. Remind me again why we're supporting some of these countries again? With friends like these....

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

National Security Advisor: U.S. National Security Agencies "Too White"

.....and this is important how, Ms. Rice?
White House National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice said Wednesday there are too many white people in key government posts, creating the danger of “groupthink” that could put U.S. security at risk.
Speaking at Florida International University’s commencement, Ms. Rice said a diversified government workforce is more likely to yield “better outcomes” than a predominantly white one.
Referring to criticism that the U.S. national security workforce is “white, male, and Yale,” Ms. Rice told the graduates, “In the halls of power, in the faces of our national security leaders, America is still not fully reflected.” (Fox Nation via. Washington Times)
Suggestion to Ms. Rice: rather than worry about the skin color of the applicants, worry about (a) whether they can do the freakin' job they're hired to do and (b) whether they're loyal to the United States...but what do I know? I'm just a conservative... *sarcastic eyeroll*

Its' A Disgrace...

...and we're supposed to be accommodating to the Mohammedans? WTF?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Trump Delivers Rambling, Isolationist-Tinged Foreign Policy Speech

....if there's a more rambling speech anyone's ever done on foreign policy, please do tell...
A day after sweeping primaries across the Northeast on his march to the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump sought to boost his commander-in-chief credentials with a speech promising to dramatically upend US foreign policy.
"'America first' will be the major and overriding theme of my administration," Mr Trump said yesterday in Washington, reaching back to a World War II-era isolationist slogan. As president, he pledged, he'll "develop a new foreign policy purpose for our country, one that replaces randomness with purpose, ideology with strategy, and chaos with peace. It's time to shake the rust off America's foreign policy." (Irish Independent)
Now, I've not been the biggest fan of American foreign policy in a while, but there've already been a few things about what should form the basics of U.S. foreign policy that Trump attacked in his speech and the scariest thing about it the more that I read about it is that its' also a foreign policy that makes the seeming chaos of the Obama-Clinton foreign policy look well-organized by comparison.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

State Dept. Chides Catholic Cardinal Over Gay Slurs Towards Ambassador

....with all due respect to Cardinal Archbishop Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez, fuck you and the papal horse you rode in on...
The State Department weighed in Tuesday on an escalating war of words between the U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic and a cardinal who has leveled gay slurs against him -- telling the fight "does underscore" the importance of pushing human rights causes. 
U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic James “Wally” Brewster, who is openly gay and married, has been mocked over his sexual orientation by Cardinal Archbishop Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez for more than two years.
It got so heated that earlier this month, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., sent a letter to Pope Francis asking him to intervene in the verbal attacks. 
“Even before Ambassador Brewster’s arrival in Santo Domingo in 2013, Cardinal Rodriguez launched a personal attack against him with public statements quoted in the popular press,” Durbin’s letter said. "The Cardinal used the hateful slur ‘faggot,’ which he continues to use to this day." 
Durbin added, "In a recent interview Cardinal Rodriguez again described the ambassador as a ‘faggot’ and falsely claimed the ambassador was setting out to promote ‘faggotry’ in the Dominican Republic." 
The cardinal reportedly also said Brewster should “focus on housework, since he’s the wife to a man.” (Fox News)
...someone should also remind the aforementioned cardinal that, (a)ambassadors serve at the pleasure of the country they represent and (b)as long as he's doing his damn job, what damn difference does it make whether he's gay or not? FWIW, as much as I like to slag on the Obama Administration, maybe they ought to appoint Amb. Brewster U.S. Ambassador to Vatican City....that'd really frost the Papcy, wouldn't it?

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Rand Paul: Let's Destroy ISIS, Not The Constitution

Say whatever you want about Kentucky's junior senator, but he's right about one thing: what good does it do to go after and destroy ISIS if, in the process, we destroy the Constitution? The problem is, how do you do that? While I still don't see Rand Paul getting anywhere close to the GOP nomination in 2016, it would make sense for the eventual nominee, should they win the White House, to take some advice from Sen. Paul once in a while.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

House Passes Bill Toughening Entry For Syrian Refugees

Give the House credit for actually doing something in the face of last week's attacks in Paris....
Wanting to show assertiveness in the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks, the House overwhelmingly passed a bill to block Syrian and Iraqi refugees from entering the U.S. unless they pass strict background checks.
In a rush before Thanksgiving to comfort nervous constituents back home, Republicans were boosted by the support of 47 Democrats, who provided enough votes to override a promised veto by President Barack Obama.
The legislation, passed by a 289-137 margin, puts pressure on Senate Democrats, whose leader, Rep. Harry Reid, believes his chamber has the votes to block the bill from being considered.
“For us to sit back and say we are being too harsh, I am here to say we have been too soft for too long, and we have emboldened terrorists,” Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., told The Daily Signal. “We are in crisis management now. I don’t want to be on the receiving line where I lost one of my constituents because they weren’t taken care of.” (The Daily Signal)
Think about that margin in the House for a moment....289 to 137. Given how polarized American politics are at present, that's a major black-eye for the Obama Administration....of course, given who leads the Dumbocrats in the Senate, one wonders if this bill will even face a threatened veto from the White House....
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) says a House bill suspending the resettlement of Syrian refugees, slated for action Thursday, will not make it to President Obama’s desk. Reid said at a press conference that Democrats will block the legislation that requires the secretary of Homeland Security to affirm to Congress that every refugee being admitted is not a security threat...“The problem is not with refugees,” Reid said. “I don’t think we’ll be dealing with it over here.” When asked about the prospect of Obama vetoing the legislation, Reid said, “Don’t worry, it won’t get passed. Next question?” (Townhall)
 .....maybe now could we get around the busting the legislative filibuster, Sen. McConnell? At the very least, the response to Reid's words above should be a warning to Dems'....
House Republican leaders expect the bill to receive yes votes from as many as 50 Democrats in the lower chamber. They warned Democrats will pay the price politically next year if they block it. “We’ll crucify them,” said a senior House GOP aide. (Townhall)
....that if they do filibuster this bill and a subsequent terrorist attack were to happen....if it were tied to a Syrian 'refugee', there would be political hell to play.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Question For The Obama Dumbasses....

Following the attacks in Paris this past Friday, the French military bombed numerous targets in Syria....including a command-control center in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. Question to the dumbasses on the Left: We've been bombing them - supposedly - for months now....why do they still have a freakin' command/control center for the French to bomb?

H/T to Gay Patriot

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Terror's Progressive Accomplices

There's a great article over at the Patriot Post on the Paris attacks and the feckless attitude of the Obama Administration towards America's place in the world - and the resulting power vacuum that came by our withdrawing from the world - and FWIW, Arnold Ahlert hits it square on the head.

I'll go one step further: what we are facing in the West isn't just a fight against violent extremism or against radical Islam....what we are facing in the West is a civilizational war in which there is going to be no middle ground, there no neutrals. Its' a fight that frankly, I don't think Obama & Company have the stomach for because if they actually gave a damn about America, they'd realize their whole strategy towards the Middle East these past 6 years was wrong, it was weak and its' frankly not working; we've thrown long-time allies under the bus, refused to lend even moral support to those seeking freedom and overall shown a weakness that one didn't even think America could show.

All on the progressive left. All. That.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Giuliani: ISIS Is Obama's Creation

As much as I disagreed with America going to war in Iraq back in 2003, I can't argue w/Giuliani here; our withdrawal from the country at the end of 2011 led to the rise of ISIS in Iraq & Syria. Nature abhors a geo-political vacuum and this dunderhead of a president effectively threw away the blood, sweat and tears of our servicemembers to satiate his campaign promises. For what it is worth, I would love to see someone say to him in public, "The blood of those victims in Paris is on your hands, sir! J'accuse!"

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Pompeo to HRC: 600 Requests For More Benghazi Security Were Ignored

Think about this scenario: you have a consulate, in a foreign country still just coming out from both 4 decades of autocratic rule and a violent civil war that deposed said autocrat, located in a dangerous area of the country. Said consulate makes request after request after get the idea; makes numerous requests for additional security assets...only to have said requests blown off by the powers-that-be in Washington.

Well, that consulate was the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, which was attacked on Sept. 11th, 2012 by Islamic terrorists, resulting in the deaths of four individuals - including Amb. Stevens...and despite making over 600 requests for security assistance to the State Dept., they were all ignored. That was the premise of a line of questioning by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) at today's Benghazi hearings with former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton:
One of the astonishing facts that emerged during today’s Select Committee hearing was that State Department personnel in Libya made approximately 600 requests for better security in Benghazi, all of them apparently unheeded by Hillary Clinton. With respect to one of the 600 requests, Hillary said, “Well, Congresswoman, one of the great attributes that Chris Stevens had was a really good sense of humor. And I just see him smiling as he’s typing this.” Somehow, I doubt that.
There is a clip where Congressman Mike Pompeo walks Hillary through the security requests quarter by quarter, but that doesn’t seem to be available on YouTube. In the clip below, Pompeo has already established the 600 number and questions Hillary about the difference between Sid Blumenthal, whose emails unfailingly arrived in Hillary’s in box, and her own personnel, who didn’t have similar access–she had no official email address–and apparently were unable to bring any of 600 requests for help to her attention. (Power Line Blog) - (Here's a link to the clip over at Power Line Blog.
Now, think about that for a moment...apparently, she couldn't find the time to upgrade security at one of her consulates, but she had time to discuss things with Clinton operative Sidney Blumenthal, who according to most sources, was blacklisted by the Obama Administration from working with HRC. Worse, as Hinderaker mentions, she also apparently found time to throw the late ambassador under-the-bus during her testimony.

And Americans think she should be the next President?!? She should be wearing prison stripes over this, not supervising the federal prison system.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Ronald Reagan: A Time For Choosing know, as I watch this and listen to the words of Ronald Reagan, there are always choices one must make, whether in one's own life or in regards to one's country. There is also a corollary to that question and it is that by not making a choice, you have made a choice, whether you like it or not...which equally applies to personal affairs and to affairs of state.

Now, if only the chattering classes could figure that out...

Monday, September 28, 2015

Name An Accomplishment...

...the sad part above: it'll take at least one presidential term to fix all the damage done to America's foreign policy thanks to Hillary....and people want her for President?

Thursday, September 10, 2015

If War Ever Breaks Out Between The U.S. & Iran Involving Nukes...

...let's thank those 42 Democrat Senators for putting it into motion!
After the world becomes unbearably dangerous because of Obama's treachery to destroy this country, after Iran becomes a nuclear power, American patriots should make sure the following treasonous idiots are never forgotten when it comes time to mete out their punishment:
And no, I don't mean go shoot them. I mean bring them to justice by way of the courts for voting in the Democratic party's interest and against this country's interest.
Here are the traitors whose names should live in infamy, all Democrats except for the first two who are so-called Independents. I should like to point out the self-hating Jews (high-lighted in Bold) who will vote for the destruction of Israel and should particularly be singled out for punishment for endangering the State of Israel: (Planck's Constant)
Here's how the 58-42 cloture vote went down in the, while I myself wouldn't go so far as to use the word treason in regards to those 42 Democrat senators, I do agree w/Bernie over at Planck's Constant that should things ever go south because of this agreement, the blood of millions of innocents will - emphasis on will - be on those senators' hands.