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In The End, The Truth Prevails

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In 1984, a nearly broken Winston Smith told his inner-party torturer O’Brien that despite the government’s control over the truth, it would somehow prevail. This was never more true than in the case of Jan Masaryk, who died on January 2nd, 67 years ago. Stroll down in Czechoslovakia today and there is a statue proclaiming “truth prevails, but it is a chore.” Truer words were never spoken. The statue is of Jan Masaryk, former foreign minister of Czechoslokia from 1940 until its absorption into a Soviet satellite in 1948. The truth of his murder was indeed heavy-going. But even before the statue’s erection, Masaryk’s death was for many a hinge event in disillusionment with the Soviet Union.

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Ron Paul Calls Out United States’ Hypocrisy Over Meddling In Elections

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Fear of the Russians has become apart of American politics and culture again. Just like throughout the Cold War, politicians and the media are now feeding fears that the Russian menace is trying to undermine the American way of life. This year, the allegation is that the Russians interfered with the presidential election. This interference occurred with repeated hacks of Democratic Party officials and entities and subsequent release of the information. This arguably swayed the election cycle, both in the primary and general. Even if it were true the Russians were interfering with our own election, do we have a right to be outraged? Former Congressman Ron Paul, who twice ran for the Republican presidential nomination, said the United States is not in any position to condemn election meddling. In an interview on Fox Business Network, Paul discussed the allegations against the Russians and our own foreign policy.

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Putin Laughs, As Obama Goes To Pot

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You’re witnessing a fantastic fit of pique from Barack Hussein Obama. This American president is watching a legacy of statism, Islamism, globalism, elitism, blackism, post-Americanism, post-Christianity slip away, and he’s fighting tooth-and-nail for the ideological sludge in which he has mired America. Obama is having a terrific tantrum, the effects of which President-elect Donald Trump must reverse. Why so? Aside from a few laudable initiatives—trade with Cuba and a lesser involvement in the Syrian civil war—Obama has fought for nothing but the dreadful propositions already mentioned. Trump has promised to fight for the American people. Never the twain shall meet. To Trump, making America great means making the American people great. To Obama, making America great means making government great and aggrandizing himself in the process. But the metrosexual Obama has finally met his match. Two Alpha Males, Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, are causing the world’s wunderkind to unravel. Both represent the interests of their voters; while Obama fights for the coercive ideology he shares with Angela…

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CNN Spreads Anti-Russian Fake Story About Moscow School Closure

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There has been a lot of discussion this year about fake news. The concern among many in society and across numerous political circles is how it will negatively affect our country. Polarization is growing worse and social media is feeding the intense dissension. The Internet is also breathing new life into fake news and giving it legs. Many were alarmed after the alleged Pizzagate story led to a gunman storming a pizza restaurant. Pizzagate involves an alleged child sex trafficking ring that operates out of Comet Ping Pong and Washington D.C. According to the popular Internet theory, it involves top political operatives close to the Clinton Administration including John Podesta, who was also the target of repeated hacks and leaks this election cycle. There has never been a conclusive investigation or any official determination proving that the Pizzagate theory is real, but it has had real life consequences. It casts a dark cloud over various figures and the restaurant, and led to a gunman storming a restaurant.

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The Proof Is Not In The Putin

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President-elect Donald Trump made another great stride for America—maybe even for mankind, given the CIA’s global reach. Mr. Trump slapped the Central Intelligence Agency down. And hard. The flurry over the Russia-related misinformation released by the CIA is reminiscent of the ramp-up to war in Iraq, except that, in Bushspeak: “Fool me once, shame on … shame on you. Fool me … You can’t get fooled again!” The CIA has been asserting, sans proof, that Vladimir Putin had, essentially, elected Donald Trump. This, the Russian ruler is alleged to have done by hacking the emails of the Democratic National Congress and those of Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager. WikiLeaks, the source of October’s epic “data dump,” has denied Russian complicity in enlightening and educating the American people. Why enlightening and educating? Wonderful WikiLeaks provided definitive proof that the mass media are lapdogs, not watchdogs. Democratic lapdogs. The colluding quislings of the major networks and newspapers had actively worked to elect Mrs. Clinton. Thanks to WikiLeaks, Americans also learned of the…

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How Would Reagan Have Responded To Putin

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There are many reasons to wish Ronald Reagan was still President. We would need him to combat government intrusion into every area of our life, including healthcare and our privacy; to steer us out of a mindless foreign policy and call to account a complacent media. Now we can add to our nostalgic wishes how he would’ve countered Vladmir Putin’s rebuke to America for considering itself “exceptional.” We are certainly not getting a principled rebuttal from our current President, who’s previous mention of American exceptionalism was that all countries consider themselves “exceptional,” which is the same as saying none of them are. But consider if Reagan were alive. He would certainly correct the definition of our exceptionalism presented by a former KGB agent whose op-ed appeared in the king of the mainstream media, the New York Times.

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Grenada Revisted

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In the film Heartbreak Ridge (1985), Clint Eastwood’s grizzled Marine, a bloodied veteran of Korea and Vietnam, laments that the America’s scorecard has the former a “tie,” the latter “a loss.” He is determined to make the next one a “victory.” And he is soon provided the opportunity to fulfill this promise when his unit goes into Grenada and liberates the captive Americans there. Conservatives at the time celebrated the invasion, carried out thirty-three years ago this week, but eschewed any views that a victory was the rationale. But this was the standard liberal line. A good example was the New York Times, which editorialized that this action resulted in America losing “the moral high ground” (but many liberals had proclaimed it already lost by Vietnam). In their terms, Grenada was “a reverberating demonstration to the world that America has no more respect for laws and borders, for the codes of civilization, than the Soviet Union.” But more was involved than just winning the Cold War sweepstakes. Today evidence…

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Global Elite Prevails In Austria, Falls In Italy

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A Populist candidate for President of Austria fell to an establishment-backed leftist, while the globalist Italian Prime Minister suffered a resounding defeat in his constitutional referendum and has announced his intent to resign from office. Nobert Hofer of the right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) conceded defeat to his opponent, former Greens Party leader Alexander Van der Bellen, after preliminary vote counts demonstrated higher-than-expected support for Van der Bellen. With roughly 99% of the vote tallied, Van der Bellen carried 53.3% compared to Hofer’s 46.7%. In the first round of voting held earlier this year, Nobert Hofer of the right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) defeated former Greens Party leader Alexander Van der Bellen. As neither candidate received more than 50%, a second round of voting was required. Van der Bellen was narrowly declared the winner in the second round after absentee ballots were counted.

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The Death Of Fidel Castro

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Predictably, Oliver Stone and others on the Grassy Knoll left have lauded Fidel Castro in moist eulogies. For them, he brought a “glorious revolution” of literacy and impeccable health care to Cuba, and showed that communism could work if freed from the Russian model. On one hand, they assert that Castro never shied away from his Marxist intentions; on the other, they cannot transcend their “blame America first” mentality and assert that fanatical Cold Warriors such as Richard Nixon “pushed” Castro into the Soviet camp. Their theory asserts that far from being a communist, Castro was a democratic leader. Despite repeated assurances to the Eisenhower administration, Ike snobbishly snubbed the grubby revolutionary, authorizing Vice President Nixon to meet with Castro. After the meeting, Nixon declared Castro a communist. For Stone and company, this was not only a misperception, it was also the stuff of tragedy, for Nixon’s assessment kick started Operation Mongoose, a feverish assassination effort against Castro that would be continued even more obsessively by JFK.

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The Fight Against Communism Is Far From Over

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The world is a better place now that  former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro has died.  One more dirty commie has been physically removed from the earth, so to speak. Unfortunately for the world, communism is still lurking and waiting for yet another chance to strike the evil capitalist pigs (such as libertarians) of the world and the United States specifically. We live in a country today that has prominent athletes wearing shirts with the likes of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, for crying out loud!   This one fact shows us that the world has not learned from the sheer magnitude of communism’s  massive death count. Communists have killed 94 million people collectively. It is the most murderous political philosophy known to man and yet, for some odd reason, millennials and their college professors alike still rock communism like a washed up  football star rocks his  high school jersey at 45 years old, yearning for that lost feeling. The only difference is that the old high school star actually…

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Cuban Leader Fidel Castro, Authoritarian Communist, And Staunch Opponent Of U.S. Hegemony, Dead At 90

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Long-time Communist leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro, is dead at the age of 90. It is believed that the cause of death was complications related to diverticulitis, a debilitating stomach condition he suffered from since 2006. Although Castro is dead, his legacy of authoritarian government will live on far beyond his death in Cuba. Castro was supplanted by his brother, Raul, who was instilled as President of Cuba in 2008 after Fidel’s health was waning. For many, Castro represented a brutal dictator who fully embodied the evils of totalitarian Communism. To others, he was seen as a Renaissance Man who stood strongly against American dominion and conquest for a great many decades. Fidel Castro came into power officially when he was installed as Prime Minister in 1959. After successfully disposing the despised US-backed leadership in a bloody revolution, Castro was able to stay in power despite a tremendous amount of intervention from the military-industrial complex. This earned Castro legendary stature in the minds of millions of individuals around the…

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How Whitey Got His Groove Back: Donald, Nigel And Saint Mel Set The Bar High

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In an age of widespread political correctness, being white is looked at as a curse. It is now widely-acceptable for every member of a designated “victim group” ie LGBT, African-American, Latino, etc. to use blatant hateful rhetoric against whites. While if a white individual has simple pride for their heritage, they are treated like a full-fledged Klan member. This double-standard has been arrogantly waved in our faces as the inevitable future that cannot be changed due to inescapable demographic changes. But not so fast. These victim groups may have overplayed their hand during the Obama era. Whitey could not go a day without being blamed for this or that. The effects of climate change are racist, and only privileged whites are holding back the world from carbon taxes and an environmentalist utopia. Do you eat tacos and enchiladas, whitey? Well, you’re a cultural misappropriating racial demon! Dare to try and speak your mind in a conversation to a person of color? Shut that devil mouth, mansplainer!

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Today In History: Constantine And Christianity

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October 29, 312 – To the victor goes the spoils, but even the victor lives and dies by the ideas he brings with him. Roman General Constantine, then claimant to the imperial throne of Rome and all her glory, paraded into the eternal city at the head of his victorious legions. Constantine, who is known more affectionately to history as St. Constantine the Great, had navigated the dangerous path to imperial supremacy through the favor of the Senate and ultimately civil war. Many attributed his success to political and military genius. He preferred to attribute it to the favor of no less than God Himself, itself a mark of political genius. According to legend, it was on the eve of his fateful Battle of the Milvian Bridge when Constantine came out of his tent and saw a vision of the Cross of Christ. Heaven opened to show him a blindingly bright cross of light and a voice thundered from the Throne of the Almighty: “By this sign, thou shalt…

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Today In History: United Nations

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October 24, 1945 – The United Nations is founded in San Francisco as a very well-intentioned check against the excesses of failed states and colonial imperialism. The Weimar Republic, left to its own devices, had swept Hitler’s Nazi Party into power with a mere quarter of the popular vote. The fanatical regime of Premier Tojo bowled over the moderates in Japan, bringing the military to power with its intent to enslave the surrounding region in the name of the Empire. This recipe left the world ripe for the inevitable collapse into total war. The United Nations, we are told, must exist as a counterbalance against radicalism if we are to avoid repeating the horrors of the world wars or the threat of nuclear annihilation. Fast forward several decades to a time when world war seems unthinkable and the threat of nuclear exchange has become a relic of the Cold War. Right-wing and libertarian parties around the world are still reeling from the United Nations’ latest, if unsurprising, development. While…

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Today In History: Trafalgar

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October 21, 1805 – The social order of the western world hung in the balance. Britannia’s mighty empire hailed its heritage of Magna Carta, Parliamentary rule, and “God and my right” in the face of a revolutionary invader. The war coffers of her far-flung realms were strained to the breaking point by the horrors of war on the continent of Europe. But now, the enemy was crossing the narrow channel that had been her natural defense since the invasion of William the Conqueror seven centuries before. Napoleon was coming. The War of the Third Coalition was a final, many at the time said desperate, attempt to stop the spread of revolution and chaos that was sweeping Europe one kingdom at a time. What hung in the balance was no mere geopolitical chess game. It was the survival of civilization as they knew it. The French Revolution had begun decades earlier when Charlemagne’s ancient kingdom of France came face to face with the inevitable consequence of its centuries-long course. The…

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Three Myths About Venezuela’s Opposition

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Venezuela’s current political crisis has drawn much attention worldwide. The shortages, increasing violence, skyrocketing inflation, and the increasing militarization of its economy are all fixtures of Venezuela’s current national disaster. Opposition movements have naturally arisen in response to Venezuela’s squalid state, with the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) leading the charge against the current ruling class.  Despite the unprecedented awareness of Venezuela’s delicate situation, considerable amounts of disinformation abound both in mainstream media and social media coverage of these events. This article seeks to dispel many of these myths and misconceptions that concern Venezuela and its political opposition. The Venezuelan Opposition is Attempting a Coup Against the Current Government To carry out a coup, opposition forces must at least possess a high degree of political clout, military resources, and firepower. It could be argued that current president Nicolás Maduro, who does not possess the same type of charisma and popularity as his predecessor Hugo Chávez, is leading a government that, in theory, should be more susceptible to potential coup attempts. However, the…

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October Surprise Over Syria’s Skies?

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You may not have read about this in the mainstream news, but The Wall Street Journal  reported that there was a Russian air strike in June on a CIA-linked base which was a part of a campaign by Russia to pressure Obama to agree to closer cooperation over the Syrian skies, according to U.S. military and intelligence officials.   Four rebels were killed in that attack near the Jordanian border in the attempt to coax Obama to the negotiating table.  Possibly the Russians were upset that the US would not share any intelligence with them, so they may have sent a message with the “accidental” strike of how dangerous that policy was.  Eventually, the Russian strategy worked and both sides had agreed to more cooperation in September between their militaries.  Then in September,  in a tit for tat attack and an attempt to escalate the conflict in which Obama’s Al Qaeda/Saudi Arabia affiliated allies have been losing badly to the Russians and their allies, the Obama administration deliberately struck the known Syrian Army post…

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UKIP Whistleblower: Corruption And Mismanagement By Party Elite

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For decades now, the people of Britain – good, honest, decent people – have been shamefully let down by the establishment. They feel neglected, they feel oppressed, and they feel downtrodden by successive governments, out-of-touch political parties, and career politicians that they cannot relate to, cannot rely on, and above all, cannot trust. We’re also being relentlessly taxed – from birth to the grave. We’re being priced-out of the housing market, subjected to a rise in in-work poverty, are often living from one payday to the next, and more and more, the average joe has found himself disconnected with politics. But it was out of this oppressiveness and frustration that voters began to flock to UKIP in their millions. And there’s a very good reason for this. UKIP is different. We stand up for the people of Britain. We aren’t afraid to speak out against the many threats and travesties facing our country, no matter how controversial they may be to discuss. And, more importantly, we are real, we…

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Why The United States Keeps Failing To Stop Terrorism

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The threat of terrorism has been a growing problem. Even though an attack of the magnitude of 9/11 has not been replicated, the idea that terrorism has diminished is ignorant. Shootings connected to terrorist organizations have occurred both domestically and in foreign countries like France. The shootings in San Bernardino, California, and Paris, France both included explosives, as well. Now this weekend, a series of explosions in New Jersey and New York have investigators concerned a terror cell is alive and well in the two states. Despite the fact that we’ve deployed our military in foreign lands, have drones regularly hitting foreign targets, and are spying on people across the country, terrorist activity is continuing to occur and with a higher frequency. Why? It is actually largely due to our foreign policy – although our domestic policy plays a part in it, as well. The common denominator across the board is ignorance among American leaders. Military intervention abroad has actually destabilized the region further, resulting in the rise of ISIS…

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The Russian Game Vs. Trump

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The idea that we must include Russia in any redrawing of national boundaries derives from two dubious assumptions, in my opinion. First, it smacks of a “great powers” approach to global management, which reached its zenith just after the Second World War (UN Security Council and Bretton Woods), and which since then has been shown to be a poor mechanism for global peace and security. Seldom has the UN Security Council cooperated effectively to prevent or to end a war in some part of the world; and when it does, such as when they condemned Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait prior to Desert Storm, it is because of the diplomatic leadership of the world’s superpower. Take USA leadership out of the equation and the UN Security Council is a paper tiger. Still, the dream persists that global management, such as the action of redrawing national boundaries, somehow will work better – not because the USA maintains its leadership position on such matters, but because the “Big Five” sign off on…

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Former CIA Officer Delivers Some Hard Truth About 9/11 Meaning

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September 11, 2001 is a day that will live on forever in human history. From a completely historical standpoint, it was an attack of unprecedented magnitude that rattled not only the country, but the world. From a political stand point, it would become a constant subject evoked in defense of numerous domestic and foreign policies. For a brief moment in time, it stood as a moment of unity for a wounded country and, every year since, has marked a time for remembrance. But what does that day and every anniversary since really say about America? Every year, social media lights up with people pleading to not politicize the event. Remember the fallen, but don’t talk about the things that happened. It’s bad. Michael Scheuer, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer, has a different perspective on it. Scheuer is a twenty-two year veteran of the C.I.A. who led the Bin Laden Issue Station in the late nineties and was a special adviser to it after 9/11. With his intelligence background…

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Senator Rand Paul Vs. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer On Military Sales To Saudi Arabia

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Foreign policy is always an interesting topic in American politics, and one that is not always black and white. As we remember the victims of the tragic 9/11 terrorist attack, we remember this point. Not everything politically or even militarily abroad is black and white. While we sent our military to Afghanistan on a mission to avenge the fallen, a specific mission would become a global “war on terror” that would expand operations abroad. Included in these expansions of action would be the invasion of Iraq. Among the disturbing revelations to come years later would be the Saudi Arabian connection to 9/11. When the final pages of the 9/11 Commission Report would be declassified, it was revealed the connection to the hijackers ran deeper than previously suspected. Now that this is public knowledge, how could anyone support military sales to Saudi Arabia? The mainstream media in America has lost a great deal of credibility over the years, becoming a propaganda machine for the political elite. It’s been generally favorable to…

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Vladimir Putin Is Right About The Democratic National Committee Leaks

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In a number of ways, this election cycle has been truly bizarre. The Republican Party primary was a circus, which saw the fall of the Bush dynasty when former governor Jeb Bush got crushed. Other establishment favorites like Senator Marco Rubio didn’t make it very far either, even after they made small hand jokes and genitalia size implications about opponents. Instead, it was bombastic businessman Donald Trump who came out on top with more votes than anyone else in primary history. On the Democratic side, no sooner did former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton brush off Senator Bernie Sanders than the hacking nightmare struck the Democratic Party. Leaks have enlightened us to a number of things about what party leaders really think of America, while going so far as to force out Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. And this is where Russia comes in, or so the story goes. The Democratic Party has now officially reignited McCarthy-era tactics by using Russian fearmongering to distract from the actual content of the…

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McCarthy Democrats And The New Red Scare

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McCarthyism seems like a moment in the long distant past when fear of the spread of communism and the influence of the Soviet Union gripped the nation. Spying was a threat, especially given the case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of working for the Soviet Union and later executed via electric chair. People’s character became under attack as hysteria rose, with accusations of communist connections hanging over some like a dark cloud. Democratic President Harry Truman created a program to evaluate the loyalty of federal employees, while Senator Joseph McCarthy would lead investigations into those accused of communist ties. Since then, we’ve come a long way. Or at least we think we have. The Soviet Union has been gone for two and a half decades now and foreign politics have changed to a degree since the Cold War. But one thing that has stuck is the hatred of the Russians. Why? For Republicans, it seems irrational. Do they run a fair, open, and free country? Maybe, maybe…

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Russia’s Anti-ISIS Campaign Exposes America’s Foreign Policy Hypocrisy

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The American opposition to Russia is nothing new. Since the days of Joseph Stalin and the former Soviet Union, the United States has had a troubled relationship with the country. For decades, a global campaign of influence was waged, otherwise known as the Cold War, where the United States and the Soviet Union competed against one another. Even after the fall of the Soviet Union and the conclusion of the Cold War, tensions remain between the United States and Russia. But are the concerns about Russia legitimate? Accusations about Russia’s government may or may not be legitimate, but the United States is hardly in a position to criticize governments of other countries. While fears of hacking U.S. elections spread, the United States government has a long history of interfering with the politics of other countries. In terms of domestic policy, while many American politicians claim the Russian government is tyrannical, our own government is hardly one supportive of freedom. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, currently in exile for exposing surveillance…

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Joe Biden Cares More About The North Atlantic Treaty Than Constitution

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It’s always interesting to hear a member of the Obama Administration insult the intelligence of another human being. Especially in the case of Vice President Joe Biden, an individual who has established a reputation as being a lite version of Donald Trump. He often doesn’t think before he speaks, and although he hasn’t called for deporting an entire religion, he has his record. But what is a “big [expletive] deal”, in the words of the Vice President, is his lack of concern for the Constitution. In a recent speech, Vice President Biden sought to reassure allies under the North Atlantic Treaty Organization that the United States would continue to have their back. In addition to this point, he also took a swipe at the Republican Presidential Nominee by stating he didn’t understand Article 5. Under the treaty, Article 5 affirms that all signatories will protect each other. More importantly, an attack on one member is considered an attack on all members. Trump has famously been taking shots at NATO as…

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Nationalist Parties Surge As Europeans Take Their Countries Back

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With the success of Donald Trump’s campaign in the United States and the passage of Brexit in the United Kingdom, Americans who watch politics are seeing debates framed in a way that is entirely new to some. This new debate framework does not pit Republicans and Democrats against each other, nor does it concern itself with liberals and conservatives. The battle that is brewing – nationally, and inside both major political parties – is between the forces of globalism and the forces of nationalism. Modern Americans, before Trump’s candidacy, have never encountered a viable, strong nationalist candidate. The only exception was the presidential campaign of Pat Buchanan, who – interestingly enough – defeated Donald Trump to win the Reform Party’s nomination in 2000, and ran a campaign with the slogan “America First!”. “Nationalism” has been, since the 1940s at least, a sort of dirty word in American politics. University professors link nationalism and the Holocaust. Esteemed political commentators like Daniel Radcliffe warn us that nationalism is “scary as shit.” In…

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Venezuela’s Economic Collapse: A Process 50 Years In The Making

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In recent times, Venezuela has been the object of many headlines across the globe that detail its current economic predicament. Once Latin America’s most stable country, Venezuela is now experiencing a historically unprecedented economic and social collapse. How did such a nation awash with bountiful oil reserves and numerous decades of democratic stability stoop to such levels of misery? The conventional narrative typically points to Hugo Chávez’s arrival to power in 1998 as the main catalyst of Venezuela’s economic decline.  Quantitatively speaking, Chávez’s presidency was responsible for the largest economic downturn in the country’s history. Through an unprecedented number of expropriations, capital controls, and price controls implemented by the Chávez regime, Venezuela went from a regional leader to a veritable basket case. The aforementioned policies and their negative consequences remained intact under Chávez’s successor, Nicolás Maduro. Despite the abundance of evidence demonstrating the Chavista governing apparatus as the clear culprit of Venezuela’s recent turmoil, there is much more to this story than meets the eye. History has shown that…

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Future Of Technology In China’s Hands – What Can The USA Do?

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The USA depends almost entirely on Chinese imports of rare earth elements (REEs) that are used in cellphones, military weaponry, TVs, cameras, lasers and in magnets, among many other things. Over the past few years, China has established a worldwide monopoly over these materials, claiming 89 percent of all REE production in 2015. Given the escalating tensions between the two nations along the South China sea, many believe that the US should reduce its dependency on China’s REEs through government intervention. However, such an approach would be misguided as history has shown that government interference in the free market is invariably detrimental, and eventually leads to waste of money and resources. Before China had a monopoly on the REE industry, the US was the world’s largest producer. Domestic producers only shut down their operations because they could not remain competitive faced with cheaper labor and lax environmental rules in China. To further add to the troubles of domestic producers, it takes an average of 7-10 years to obtain a…

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Establishment Democrats Attempt To Use Russia To Distract From Wikileaks Leak

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The Democratic National Committee has had a rough year. In what was supposed to be a smooth coronation year for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the road has instead been rocky and rough. Independent United States Senator Bernie Sanders instead ruined the coronation on parade by putting up a strong grassroots push. Despite longstanding suspicions that there was something foul afoot, the idea that the DNC under Debbie Wasserman Schultz was swaying the primary in a certain direction remained a mere conspiracy theory. Enter WikiLeaks. The famous transparency website threw a curveball when it dumped almost twenty thousand e-mails between top party officials, including Wasserman Schultz. Among other things, it revealed a clear bias against Senator Sanders in the primary. One would think Democrats, who generally express support for democracy and equality, would be calling out the implications of the e-mail communications. If we are to truly embrace equality, all should have an equal chance at winning. The same could be said of democracy. Is it really a fair…

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The United States Has A History Of Supporting Coups In Turkey: Why Was This Time Different?

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As reports of the attempted military coup in Turkey began to circulate in the media, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry were quick to reject the “anti democratic methods” of military leaders who sought to overthrow Turkish President Recep Erdogan, earning the praise of globalists who also lambasted previous American administrations for supporting other military coups since modern Turkey was founded. Nick Danforth, a Senior Analyst in the Bipartisan Policy Center’s National Security Program, heaped praised on Secretary of State John Kerry’s call for “stability and peace and continuity within Turkey” as news of the attempted coup emerged, as well as on President Obama’s demand for all parties to “support the democratically elected government of Turkey.” “Faced with a fast-moving crisis as an attempted coup roiled Turkey over the weekend, U.S. officials were commendably firm in their rejection of the plotters’ anti-democratic methods,” he continued. While globalists like Danforth were happy to praise the Obama Administration for leaving the Turkish coup plotters out to dry, he…

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American Outrage Greater Over Copied Speech Lines Than The 9/11 Commission Report Revelations

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All along this Republican presidential primary, there have been three basic types of Republicans. There are Republicans who supported Donald Trump for President of the United States, and then there were two types of those opposed. First, there were those consistent conservatives and libertarians who have always opposed the pro-big government philosophy and never have supported political bullies. Then the second type of anti-Trump people are those on the #NeverTrump bandwagon who have never before had a problem with the George W. Bush, Senator John McCain or Mitt Romney types. All of a sudden this election cycle, they’ve found a problem with a new big government Republican simply because he says mean things and hurts people’s feelings. To a degree, this explains the outrage over Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention, which seemed to borrow some lines from an old speech First Lady Michelle Obama gave. Naturally, the mainstream media was quick to point out the alleged plagerism and pile on Melania. The #NeverTrump crowd was also…

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When Bush Sent American Soldiers To Die In Iraq

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The recently declassified 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission Report have added to ongoing foreign policy debates because of the bombshell revelations about Saudi Arabia. While the Saudis have long denied any connection to the tragic attacks, the 28 pages, complete with references to FBI reports and CIA memos, paint a different picture. There are connections to ministry officials, diplomatic figures, and even close Bush family friend Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the former Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States. After 9/11, America was in a dark position. Despite the renewed patriotism and unity, there was great fear. The strength of the United States was challenged when a group of foreigners slipped past security, hijacked airplanes with boxcutters, and turned them into a living suicide bomb. It was the final flight for many people. The debris would be the final resting place for many and become the spot where first responders were made widows and widowers out of spouses. The final result was thousands of innocent lives dead. Because of…

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Meet The New Boss Same As The Old Boss

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“On the very first day of 2016, news agencies reported a bizarre story out of Turkey. At a press conference, President Recep  Erdogan referred to “Hitler’s Germany” as an example of the political system he proposes for his country — “a presidential system with a unitary state.” Hitler had his Reichstag and Erdogan his staged coup as he is following Hitler’s lead to a T.  We can see the same kind of aggressive recklessness in  Erdogan’s shoot down of a Russian Jet and support of ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria and saber rattling with Greece and Armenia.  Turkey does not have one friendly neighbor due to its sociopathic foreign policy.   If Erdogan follows the plan further, he will continue to reserve power in the Presidency and take it away from the century old Military, Judiciary and Parliamentary systems which is exactly what he is doing in his counter coup. The Ron Paul Institute noted:  “We don’t have to remind readers that when military coups take place in the middle-east, they…

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How The U.S. Government Put Saudi Arabia Before America After 9/11

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For well over a decade, the withheld pages of the 9/11 Commission report have been a point of debate. Was there more to the official story? Was the official story actually wrong? There was a great deal of speculation in regards to the content, but never the validation  of its contents. Now over the last few years, there has been an increased push in Washington D.C. for the release of the 28 pages. Congressman Thomas Massie read the pages prior to their release and noted withholding the contents threaten national security. But why would they threaten national security? They’re just pages of information. But with the release of the information, we can see. The contents are both groundbreaking and shocking. There were ties to Saudi Arabian Prince Bandar, longtime Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States. Prince Bandar had a close relationship with the Bush family, even visiting the family vacation spot in Kennebunkport, Maine and earning the nickname “Bandar Bush.”   This is alarming given just what the secretive…

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The Left Paves The Way For The Destruction Of Western Civilization

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The massacre in Nice, France of 84 innocent souls, including many young children has left most of the world speechless and horrified…. for all of a few hours. Despite the reports of little girls splattered to pieces before their helpless families, the sad truth is we have become desensitized to this barbarity. We check our phones, see the headlines, feel a bit of disgust, and then we forget. This is no accident. The effort to trivialize and redefine these heinous crimes is a concerted effort by a radical and frankly deranged group of thinkers who have an underlining hatred of one of the greatest wonders of humanity. Western Civilization.   To step back for a moment, in case your public school forgot to tell you, western civilization is the greatest achievement of mankind. It is a wide-ranging set of ideas developed over centuries, that has taken humanity out of the dark ages of tyranny, oppression, violence, and hatred and into a world in which freedom, peace, and happiness are…

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Edward Snowden Slams Russia’s State Duma For Oppressive Anti-terrorism Legislation

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Whistleblower Edward Snowden has become an important figure for freedom in American politics. With the wide range of leaks, we now have a clearer picture of the extent of Orwellian activity by the U.S. government. The government illegally intercepts data, accesses personal accounts, and tracks location data of innocent Americans, among other things. With all of this said, Snowden is still a controversial figure in American politics. When the leaks came, he sought to escape the wrath of the government by going to Hong Kong. From there, he stopped in Russia on this way to Ecuador to seek asylum. The government revoked his passport however, leaving him stuck in Russia. This works for the government because they could allow Snowden to be portrayed as a Russian agent who has committed treason against the United States. This is exactly what many in the American political mainstream and elite politicians claim. But is the whistleblower a traitor? Did Snowden flee to Russia to sell out the United States? Recently, the lower house of…

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Brexit Showcases The Obsolescence Of Big Government

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By now Brexit has been analyzed from approximately every point of view, by everyone who wants to make a point with it; but amid the fear and festivity, one of the simplest points seems to have been overlooked. At its core, the choice of the British people was between union and autonomy, with experience informing both sides, and they chose the latter. Everyone is using the word historic to describe the Leave vote, because of its outsized impact on the world economy and the metaphorical cap it busted in the crown of the European Union (EU). It’s unclear how many have actually considered just what makes this move so historic. Beyond the stock tumble and the resignations, there’s an easily-identifiable trend for civil libertarians to be excited about, and that’s the trend toward decentralization of power. Though the latest manifestation of this trend may have been political in nature, the build-up to it has been decidedly un-political, to the point of being ignored by Western elites. It is a trend driven…

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Brexit Is Good – Here’s Why

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On Thursday, British voters chose the uncertainty of independence over the certainty of bureaucratic morass, the vigor of self-reliance over the sluggishness of dependency, and risk of prosperity over the security of stagnation when they decided to leave the European Union. The Brexit victory offers Britain, Europe and the global economy a chance to redefine the global landscape, realistically assess whether governments and politics are working, and set the stage for a renewed economic dynamism. We find ourselves in a moment of global uncertainty and anxiety. Terrorism has made bloody inroads to the West, with attacks in Paris, Madrid, London and the United States leaving scores dead, survivors scarred for life, and many living in fear. The rise of refugees fleeing from war-torn, unstable countries in the Middle East (especially those that harbor terrorist networks) to western nations fuels rising (and in some cases, justified) fears of increased attacks against civilians and civil society. How The Shock of Brexit Changes the Paradigm Increasing globalization of trade, immigration and international cooperation generated both a rise in abundance and widening imbalances, which…

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What Rand Paul Can Learn From Nigel Farage

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It has been a fun time for proponents of independence and decentralization throughout the world. Most liberty conservatives that I’ve seen are struggling not to overdose on liberal tears in the wake of the historic Brexit vote. The great Nigel Farage, the iconoclastic Ron Paul-inspired leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), has quite the feather in his cap after being one of the primary orchestrators of this huge political blow against the European Union. Sadly, it doesn’t seem like we have anything to be nearly as excited over in jolly old America. Liberty conservatives have had their hopes dashed, for the most part, during the 2016 Presidential race. Of course, there are a good handful of liberty-minded folks who support Trump for President, supported Cruz for President, or went a different way this year. But I think it is fair to say that the lion’s share of liberty conservatives were firmly behind Rand Paul. His underwhelming campaign was like to a punch in the gut for those…

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Brexit Shows America Why It’s Time To Democrexit And Republixit

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Everyone knows the story of the Brexit vote. A movement within the United Kingdom started to bring independence to the country and leave the European Union. The topic has been an enormous hot button issue. It’s amazing that independence can be such a controversial topic, but it was something that even proved difficult when the colonies explored it. While it is amazing that independence is a controversial topic, it’s not entirely surprising. Regardless of the philosophical arguments, the implications of breaking apart from something are significant. But despite the fear of the great unknown, the voters took a step forward. Similar to how the Founding Fathers risked everything to break away from the British, the British broke away from the European Union. In both instances, there is a chance for failure. But what good things come in life without risk? What could the United States of America learn from the United Kingdom? American politics has become quite shallow and dull. Dominated by two political parties with little difference, there is…

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The Brexit Vote Highlights How Far America Has Fallen

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By now the world knows that the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union, with the message of freedom sending governments and central planners into a state of panic and chaos. Here at home, President Barack Obama attempted to threaten the United Kingdom voters into submission with vague trade threats. It failed and arguably empowered the Leave movement to pull ahead in the final days leading up to the election. Who wants to be told by a foreign leader how to think and vote? There’s a special level of hypocrisy in the United States of America telling Britain not to secede from their current government. Would the founders of our own Republic had seen this coming? If we could go back in time and tell them a future President would be telling the British that secession was a bad idea, what would would their response be? In terms of history, President Barack Obama has again embarrassed the United States of America. The audacity to tell another country…

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Brexit Exposes The Left’s Utter Hypocrisy

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I find it absolutely amazing the sheer level of intellectual dishonesty, self-righteousness, snobbery, and hypocrisy emanating from elitist leftists the world over. They have reached the highest levels of academia, media, banking, and government and are using all these institutions to push their radical and evermore regressive agenda on us. The recent decision by the British people, who democratically decided to take back their sovereignty from un-elected bureaucrats in Brussels, has sent the left into a rambling fury. The leave campaign succeeded despite all the hate, fear mongering, and lies the leftist media and academia spread in regards to this referendum. The amount of snobby and snarky remarks I have heard in the aftermath of the Brexit decision has been sickening. “How dare they! Such fools!” is the general leftist response. They are blaming everyone and everything that dared to disrupt their ridiculous narrative of world affairs. Many of the people and ideas they have attacked are the very things they are supposedly staunch defenders of. Democracy, the working class, anti-globalism,…

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Make Britain Great Again

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I am pleasantly surprised that the “Leave” side won in the UK today. As a nationalist, I generally support other nations putting their independence above the interest of global governance and multinational corporate/banking elitism. In the short to medium term, the prospect of the UK leaving the EU will cripple the Pound Sterling and, likely, dip the country into recession. Nevertheless, if they had stayed in the EU, then they would have lost their country soon enough to the Islamization imposed upon them by Brussels. I am not just referring to the Syrian refugee crisis. Rather, I am referring to the long term EU policy of importing cheap labor from North Africa and the Middle East – labor that will not assimilate to the West and, if unimpeded, will turn Europe into a majority Islamic region in about fifty years. Chairman Mao had been correct when he said that the capitalist would sell to his executioner the rope used to hang him. I would include in the definition of…

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The UK Has Done More To Scare Wall Street Than Bernie Sanders By Rejecting Big Government

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Leading up to the big moment, there had been a lot of heated rhetoric and high stress anticipation. Would the United Kingdom actually vote to leave the European Union? When the news broke this morning, everyone reacted and did so strongly. After it was official that the vote was 51.9% in favor of leaving, Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation. Scotland’s government is scared,  panicking about the idea of another attempt to leave and Germany is expressing regret this happening. The big government empire in Europe has failed. Back here in the United States, it’s interesting to watch. Everyone, like with anything else, has an opinion as to whether “Brexit” should happen. The real show that happened was down on Wall Street though, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average tanking. At it’s lowest point of the morning, it was down over five hundred points. Investors are panicking and the markets are still lagging. Senator Bernie Sanders, the Independent United States Senator from Vermont, couldn’t even touch Wall Street like that.…

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EU Hiding Plans For Continental Army Until Day After Brexit Vote

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The ongoing battle between globalism and nationalism is on display most prominently here in the United States as Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee who has run a campaign focused on nationalism and economic populism, prepares to battle the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee, globalist puppet Hillary Clinton. That ideological struggle is not limited to the United States, as voters in the United Kingdom prepare to cast their votes in a nationwide referendum on June 23 to decide whether or not to leave the European Union. The referendum, known as “Brexit”, has divided the governing Conservative Party, with Prime Minister David Cameron campaigning heavily for the United Kingdom to remain in the EU and former Mayor of London Boris Johnson campaigning for its exit. Nigel Farage and his United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) have also campaigned heavily in favor of leaving the EU. Prime Minister Cameron, in his dogged quest to keep the UK in the EU, has attempted to scare voters by suggesting a vote to leave the EU could lead to…

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Yes, Socialism Is To Blame For Venezuela’s Collapse

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We are routinely being sold on this idea that the solution to poverty is more government power and more regulation. Rarely are any connections made when catastrophic events occur as a result of these policies. Instead of considering the alternative – freedom – they continue to look for government-created solutions when they are the ones who created the problems in the first place. Make no mistake, Venezuela’s economic turmoil is a consequence of the government’s socialist policies. The major tenant of socialism is that a governing power makes all the important decisions on behalf of those whom they claim to help. Socialism operates on the presumption that the government will act the public’s best interests. Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders would have us all believe that his type of socialism is different because it would be “democratic” – unlike Venezuela’s dictatorship type of socialism.  “Tweets for Bernie” handle addressed an inquiry on this, falsely perpetuating Scandinavia as an example of how socialism works: Q: Why socialism works in Scandinavia, fails in Venezuela? A: Because Scandinavian countries are…

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Kerry And Obama: Get Ready For a Borderless World

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Secretary of State John Kerry, keen to stem the rising tide of nationalism that has propelled Donald Trump’s candidacy for the Republican nomination for President, warned college graduates to prepare for a “complex and borderless world” during a commencement speech before Northeastern University graduates, while President Barack Obama told graduating students at Rutgers University that building walls will not change our increasingly interconnected world. Kerry, speaking to graduating students from Northeastern University in Boston, took a not-so subtle jab at Trump, specifically at his call for the construction of a wall along the border with Mexico, while also pushing the new globalist slogan of a “borderless world”. “The future demands from us something more than a nostalgia for some rose-tinted version of the past that did not really exist in any case,” he said. “You’re about to graduate into a complex and borderless world.” Appearing before graduating students at Rutgers University, President Obama was all too eager to join his Secretary of State in attacking Trump’s call for a border…

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Obama, Rhodes, Iranian Nukes And Presidential Lies

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It’s For Your Own Good Elected on a wave of goodwill, hope and change, the Obama administration sought out opportunities to not only “fundamentally transform America,” but to “restore America’s standing in the world.” These efforts included changes to the ways the administration addressed both allies and enemies alike. High up on the Obama regime’s list – even before the 2008 election – was outreach to the rogue state of Iran, well known as the predominant sponsor of terrorism in the Middle East and around the globe, and a threat for nuclear proliferation. Early on in the Obama tenure, domestic policy became the main focus as the efforts to pass Obamacare and the bloated $900 billion “stimulus” occupied most of the energy, attention and political capital of the regime. But behind the scenes, especially at the State Department, small but noticeable changes began taking place that would lay the groundwork for the diplomatic outreach to Iran. Chief among the movers and shakers, it has since come to light that…

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The Secret 28 Pages: A “Preliminary Police Report” Detailing Saudi Involvement In 9/11

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As political pressure continues to mount, the Obama administration has signaled its intent to release at least parts of the still classified 28 pages of the 9/11 report that many believe will show Saudi Arabian involvement in the terrorist attacks on 9/11. In an appearance on 60 Minutes, former Senator Bob Graham (D-Florida) and chair of the Congressional committee that released the report, told host Steve Kroft the 28 pages show Saudi Arabia was “substantially” involved in the attacks on 9/11. When asked by Kroft if the support came from the Saudi government, wealthy citizens or charities, Graham replied, “all of the above.” “I think it is implausible to believe that 19 people, most of whom didn’t speak English, most of whom had never been in the United States before, many of whom didn’t have a high school education, could’ve carried out such a complicated task without some support from within the United States,” Graham continued. Porter Goss, a co-chair of the Congressional inquiry along with Senator Graham who later became…

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