Iran; Latin America & Caribbean

The dimensions of the “Iran Deal” are so many and so horrific, that they’ll be counted for at least as long as the US supplications to Iran lasted, years.

Gen. Douglas Fraser , former head of the United States Southern Command, testified to Congress three years ago that Iran was backing at least 36 Shiite Islamic cultural centers in Central America, the Caribbean and South America. This year Gen. John Kelly, who now runs Southern Command, testified that there are more than 80.

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Sselling Iran Deal to Israel; Susan Rice; Benjamin Netanyahu

US Ambassador Susan Rice is said to have offered Israel a military compensation package of unprecedented scope” in advance of a visit of SecDef, Ash Carter, to meet with PM Netanyahu, whose response is to pound sand: “Why should we need to be compensated if the deal is supposed to make us safer?”

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Iranian Nuke Deal

16 Reasons why it is an Iranian Victory and a Western Catastrophe.

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Obama’s new solar system;

Obama at the Pentagon:

Th[e] broader challenge of countering violent extremism is not simply a military effort. Ideologies are not defeated with guns, they are defeated by better ideas and more attractive and more compelling vision.

“It’s not exactly “We shall fight on the beaches.” To the annals of idiocy Obama has made monumental contributions.”

 

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Complaining about America out of love and fear of the future

My email distribution is totally inadequate for the sentiments of Charlie Cook, with which I agree so thoroughly, so I’m spreading it further.

I gripe about the outlook of this president, which I find contemptible and myopic. I gripe, in other words, about America in 2015. And yet I love America — and in an almost spiritual way.

In the immortal words of Woodie Guthrie’s song:
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me.
and always will be, even when I depart for foreign lands.

 

 

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Obamacare; IRS; Economics

“King v. Burwell is about much more than tax subsidies –- it tells a a storyof how the legislative and rulemaking process can be undermined for political purposes by a president who acts unilaterally, in secrecy, and without accountability.”  This makes the wait for the imminent ruling so much more tantalizing than just the subsidies issue. All the bureaucratic interference adds to the evidence that the text of the law was and remains clear and that was proven by the massive and illegal effort to ensure that it would be implemented differently and in accordance with political agenda dictating as opposed to by a written law.

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Taxes; Economy; Economic growth; Income disparity; Flat tax

“What seems certain is Democrats will run a class warfare campaign of raising tax rates on the rich. But envy isn’t an economic revival policy.”  Democrats will continue to try (and too often, succeed) to raise taxes to spend more.  Yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever.  It’s time for economic growth pushed by a Flat Tax.  The arguments are powerful and irrefutable.

I not only won’t apologize for being a fan of Stephen Moore and Art Laffer, who was one of the best teachers of economics when I was in graduate school at the University of Chicago, but am proud of what I learned in Art’s class.  Read this piece carefully and question me if you don’t find it convincing.

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Hillary Clinton. 2016 Election; Clinton Foundation; Uranium One

Hillary Clinton’s political future has just gone up in a huge fireball.  In my opinion, her political life is finished and the ramifications will be equally stunning, as the MSM and the Democrat establishment has been ‘all in’ for her as their “Nominee for 2016. As of today, the NYTimes, the Washington Post, Reuters and other liberal leaning media are all screaming for Hillary to come clean.  The Clinton consigliores are all claiming there isn’t a shred of evidence and it’s all a right-wing conspiracy.  Not exactly, as Peter Schweitzer asserts in his new book, Clinton Cash,Hillary As Secretary of State, was involved with foreign governments which funneled  millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation and “hired” husband and former President Clinton as a speaker for hundreds of  thousands, both as the foreign government or one close to it to contracts worth millions.  The list of countries includes Libya, where Hillary allegedly arranged a lucrative power plant deal for GE.   The latest to come out in Schweitzer’s book starts in Kazachstan, resulting in Russia gaining control of half of the US uranium, via a purchase of a Canadian mining company, which owned US mines.  This complicated transaction not only involves enrichment of the Clintons but was/is a national security issue.  The payoff to the Clintons was a few millions first, followed by $145 million following from the stockholders of the Canadian uranium company, more than covered by the profits from ultimately selling the Canadian company to the Russians.

Some lawyers are suggesting Mrs. Clinton may face criminal charges  on federal bribery and corruption indictments.

While the GOP has more than a dozen contenders, : former Gov Marty O’Malley of MD, former Sen, D-VA Jim Webb  and Bernie Sanders, I (Socialist) VT jhave expressed any interest in challenging Mrs. Clinton.   Sen Elizabeth Warren, D-MA has denied running multiple times and, notwithstanding the liberal lovefest over her, she has no legitimate resume of accomplishments (2 years in the Senate, a few years as a Harvard Law Professor.)  That could change if Hillary implodes, which to me seems inevitable.

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Mid-East Mess; Obama; Sell-out

“In the Bible, Esau sold his birthright for a mess of potage — some red lentil soup, to be exact. Looking at the week’s events, it seems that this country has sold its glorious birthright of constitutional government by honest men and women for a mess of potage — a false promise of hope a”potage;” This is biblical.  Lentil soup is one of my favorites and nothing by Obama makes my top 1000.  OTOH, Clarice is one of my favorite pundits and, as usual, she nails this one.  Her column builds on a crescendo the last two graphs.  Don’t miss it.

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Iran; Dishonor; War; Obama; Churchill

I can’t add a word to this City Journal editorial, but it’s as good and accurate as they get.

First and last graphs are classic. The Churchill rebuke to Neville Chamberlain, returning from Munich in 1937, on the floor of Parliament, “You chose dishonor, and you will have war.” This resonated then as now, like a sledgehammer to the solar plexi.

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