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  • Kavanaugh--This is total war! Act like it! (Vanity)

    09/21/2018 6:29:27 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 36 replies
    09/21/2018
    Enough of this crap! The Liberals and assorted nutcase Leftists are fighting for their way of life, their degenerate, depraved way of life. A perverted way of life they want to impose on our children and our grandchildren. We are righteously fighting for ours! The use of innuendo, lying, rumors, falsehoods, misinformation, smearing, misdirection, personal attacks, slut shaming, nut shaming are the required weapons. That is what is being done to Judge Kavanaugh and his family. Anything that can be gotten up into the media bloodstream is mandatory. We are creating reasonable doubt. The use of any and all rhetorical...
  • Air Force enlisted chief: ‘Hybrid airmen’ needed to mitigate devastating war

    09/20/2018 7:58:02 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 14 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/20/18 | USA Features
    Air Force leaders, like the leaders of the other military branches, are moving to quickly adapt the Trump administration’s National Security Strategy, which calls for a military-wide reorientation away from low-intensity conflicts like those in Iraq and Afghanistan to refocus on fighting major wars against great power near-peer competitors. It’s important to note that other great powers such as Russia and China, along with regional powers like North Korea and Iran, have been studying the U.S. way of war for decades, and as such, they have developed tactics and strategies designed to exploit what they see as operational weaknesses should...
  • Gentleman, Freepers, We are IN a War...

    09/04/2018 12:38:53 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 70 replies
    To my friends at Free Republic. Like many of you, I have been watching the Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Kavanaugh.... If you without prejudice look at the Democratic Party… their willingness to throw all objective truth to the wind… their willingness to sell their soul for political power.... All the while being blind to Anything that resembles truth or honor or righteousness. ...I would like to ask you a question. ...if you look at the two Democratic front runners Booker/Harris for the democratic nomination to the presidency of United States in 2020… can you even begin to imagine what...
  • After the Bombs Fell: Imagining nuclear war with North Korea.

    09/02/2018 4:15:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 2, 2018 | Ethan Epstein
    Works of fiction that purport to be collections of documents—let’s call them “assemblage novels”—are hard to pull off. The Scottish writer Graeme Macrae Burnet succeeded in 2015—and ended up on the Booker Prize shortlist—with His Bloody Project, a novel that was supposedly a collection of documents relating to a 19th-century murder. Max Brooks’s Zombie Survival Guide, a clever fake manual for enduring the zombie apocalypse, is another recent entry in the genre. Now comes Jeffrey Lewis, an arms control expert at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a prolific tweeter (he’s @armscontrolwonk), and his 2020 Commission Report on the...
  • In Syria's last rebel stronghold, fighters prepare for final battle...

    08/31/2018 12:13:29 PM PDT · by raiderboy · 10 replies
    Chcago Tribune ^ | August 31,2018 | Philip IssaAssociated Press
    In a corner of northwestern Syria packed with nearly 3 million people, the government and its opponents are preparing for a final, bloody showdown. The campaign for Idlib, the opposition's only remaining stronghold in the country and now a refuge for over a million displaced Syrians, is likely to be the last major theater of battle after seven years of brutal civil war. It is also potentially the most dangerous. The U.N. and aid workers are bracing for disaster, warning that up to 800,000 people are in danger of renewed displacement if a government offensive gets underway. A massive military...
  • Syrian war: UN warns Russia, Iran and Turkey against battle in Idlib

    08/30/2018 9:51:28 AM PDT · by raiderboy · 7 replies
    Guardian ^ | August 30, 2018 | Guardian ,AP, Reuters staff
    UN Syria envoy, Staffan de Mistura, told reporters on Thursday there was a high concentration of foreign fighters in Idlib, including an estimated 10,000 terrorists, but it would be better to set up humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians than rush into a battle that could prove to be a “perfect storm”. A source told Reuters that Russia’s ally, the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, was preparing a phased offensive in Idlib. On Thursday the Kremlin called Idlib a hotbed of terrorists and said not tackling the problem was not a good option.
  • China, shoring up its navy, muscles into Pacific

    08/29/2018 5:31:56 PM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/29/2018 | Steven Lee Myers
    In April, on the 69th anniversary of the founding of China’s navy, the country’s first domestically built aircraft carrier stirred from its berth in the port city of Dalian on the Bohai Sea, tethered to tugboats for a test of its seaworthiness. “China’s first homegrown aircraft carrier just moved a bit, and the United States, Japan and India squirmed,” a military news website crowed, referring to the three nations China views as its main rivals. Not long ago, such boasts would have been dismissed as the bravado of a second-string military. No longer. A modernization program focused on naval and...
  • If I Were Trump Today ...

    08/24/2018 6:34:16 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 43 replies
    Me | 8-24-18 | Eagles Field
    What would you do ? If I was, Rip Van Sessions is gone yesterday. I’m declassifying information incrementally to expose these projecting demons. They won’t be able to keep up with the pace, a new “outrage” every other day. Another tax cut proposed, regulations slashed, campaigning at least twice a week and do what got me here. I’m speeding up the wall, the reason I was hired. I’m exposing their false rhetoric with you ain’t seen nothing yet. I’m going to exercise the power of the presidency, exclusively granted to the office. Security clearances are going to be falling off...
  • Battlefield America: The Ongoing War on the American People

    08/24/2018 5:00:15 AM PDT · by vannrox · 35 replies
    Rutherford Institute ^ | 21AUG18 | John W. Whitehead
    “A government which will turn its tanks upon its people, for any reason, is a government with a taste of blood and a thirst for power and must either be smartly rebuked, or blindly obeyed in deadly fear.”—John Salter Police in a small Georgia town tasered a 5-foot-2, 87-year-old woman who was using a kitchen knife to cut dandelions for use in a recipe. Police claim they had no choice but to taser the old woman, who does not speak English but was smiling at police to indicate she was friendly, because she failed to comply with orders to put...
  • Officials worry Trump may back Erik Prince plan to privatize war in Afghanistan

    08/17/2018 12:04:37 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 34 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | Aug.17, 2018 | Carol E. Lee, Courtney Kube and Josh Lederman
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is increasingly venting frustration to his national security team about the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and showing renewed interest in a proposal by Blackwater founder Erik Prince to privatize the war, current and former senior administration officials said. Prince's idea, which first surfaced last year during the president's Afghanistan strategy review, envisions replacing troops with private military contractors who would work for a special U.S. envoy for the war who would report directly to the president. It has raised ethical and security concerns among senior military officials, key lawmakers and members of Trump's national security...
  • U.S. Set to Return Philippine Bells That Once Tolled to Mark a Massacre

    08/14/2018 9:13:55 AM PDT · by Theoria · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 Aug 2018 | Richard C. Paddock
    The American soldiers were eating breakfast in Balangiga’s town square when Filipino villagers, including men disguised in dresses, attacked them with bolo knives. Forty-eight Americans died. The year was 1901 and for the United States Army, the massacre in the central Philippines was the worst since Custer and his troops were slaughtered at the Battle of Little Bighorn, 25 years earlier. In retaliation, the United States commander ordered his forces to kill every male older than 10 and turn the central Philippines island of Samar into a “howling wilderness.” American troops killed civilians, burned houses and destroyed food supplies. They...
  • Why other countries are giving China a licence to print money [counterfeiting]

    08/13/2018 7:16:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    www.scmp.com ^ | UPDATED : Monday, 13 August, 2018, 12:46pm Comments: 71 | Stephen Chen
    Chinese state-owned firm winning contracts to print foreign currencies as country seeks to expand global reach and influence China is printing foreign currencies on a massive scale as Beijing seeks to increase its influence on the world economy and geopolitics. Multiple sources in the China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation confirmed to the South China Morning Post last month that money production plants across the country were running at near full capacity to meet an unusually high quota set by the government this year. Most of the demand comes from participants in the “Belt and Road Initiative” and one source,...
  • Foreigners face ban on buying homes in New Zealand after apocalypse bolthole fad hikes prices

    08/10/2018 7:03:31 PM PDT · by vannrox · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10AUG18 | Charlotte Graham-McLay
    Foreigners are to be banned from buying homes in New Zealand after a spate of millionaires seeking luxury doomsday boltholes has apparently crowded out local buyers and pushed up property prices. Following purchases by rich expats, including tech billionaire Peter Thiel - PayPal founder and early Facebook investor - and disgraced former NBC host Matt Lauer, who lost his job after allegations of sexual misconduct - the New Zealand government is preparing to crack down on the trend. New Zealand's allure for the mega-rich planning a safe space to ride out the apocalypse has become almost a cliche in recent...
  • A Sneak Peek at America’s War Plans for North Korea

    08/09/2018 10:00:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | September 7, 2017 | Chetan Peddada
    In a secret underground base, Command Post Tango, the combined headquarters of the U.S.-South Korean command, is abuzz with activity. North Korean artillery has pummeled sites around Seoul, leaving thousands of South Korean and American civilians and service members dead. A toxic combination of North Korean provocations and U.S. escalation has prompted the North to launch a last-ditch effort to seize the whole peninsula. As the generals fill an auditorium-sized sand-table battlefield showing the disposition of friendly forces and the extent of likely follow-up attacks, hundreds of thousands of South Koreans are displaced in and around Seoul, seeking shelter and...
  • Air Force releases Battle of Roberts Ridge footage of airman slated to receive Medal of Honor

    08/09/2018 8:34:38 PM PDT · by mrsmith · 25 replies
    STARS AND STRIPES ^ | August 9, 2018 | CHAD GARLAND
    In the newly released 1.5-minute Air Force video, a figure identified as Chapman can be seen charging up a steep slope toward enemy positions atop the 10,000-foot peak... Chapman and SEAL team leader Britt Slabinski teamed up to attack enemy positions. After assaulting the first of two positions, identified as bunkers in the footage, Chapman abandons cover to attack a second position where an enemy machine gun was firing on his team, when he is wounded.
  • Prevent a tragedy. Prevent a war

    08/06/2018 7:35:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/06/18 | Fredy Lowe
    The overhead highway sign read, ‘Prevent A Tragedy, Buckle Up’, which makes for succinct, and apparently sound advice for you and your family as you motor along at a mile a minute, or most times faster; but, these same well-conceived words of caution could also be an immediate warning of greater importance for the sake of our family of fellow Americans. Prevent a tragedy, keep the House of Representatives with a Republican majority, and the same goes for the US Senate.
  • Italian police arrest pro-Russian recruiters for Ukraine War

    08/04/2018 9:08:19 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 1, 2018
    ROME (AP) — Italian police say they have arrested three men accused of recruiting mercenary fighters to take part in the Russian-backed insurgency in eastern Ukraine. Three more people are being sought. In a statement Wednesday, carabinieri police said they searched the homes of another seven people as part of the investigation into the Italian-Ukrainian recruitment network. Some of the suspects had ties with a commander of a neo-Nazi paramilitary unit called “Rusich,” which operates in the Ukrainian Donbass region. The four-year Russian-backed insurgency in eastern Ukraine has killed more than 10,000 people. Police noted that recruiting and paying mercenary...
  • Iranian military chief tells Trump: ‘If you begin the war, we will end it’

    07/26/2018 11:17:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 117 replies
    Business Day ^ | July 26, 2018 | Reuters
    An Iranian military commander said on Thursday Donald Trump should address any threats against Tehran directly to him, and mocked the US president as using the language of "nightclubs and gambling halls". The comments by Maj-Gen Qassem Suleimani, who heads the Quds Force of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards, were the latest salvo in a war of words between the two countries. "As a soldier, it is my duty to respond to Trump’s threats. If he wants to use the language of threat, he should talk to me, not to the president [Hassan Rouhani]," Soleimani was quoted as saying by the...
  • Calexit and the American Civil War

    07/21/2018 4:29:34 PM PDT · by vannrox · 19 replies
    metallicman ^ | June 2018 | editorial staff
    The American Civil War was a tumultuous time. A number of states were very unhappy with the federal government and wanted to leave the union. The federal government would have none of that. Instead, they wanted the states to obey the dictates from Washington. Is that any different from today? Let’s look at Calexit from a historical perspective. When I was in school I was quite the history buff. Indeed, one of my most favorite classes was history. I would read my textbooks for fun, and I completely absorbed the information there like a sponge. It didn’t matter what I...
  • Schumer Forbids Second Summit with Putin [semi-satire]

    07/21/2018 7:03:35 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 July 2018 | John Semmens
    US Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) said he won't allow anymore meetings between President Trump and Russian President Putin "until I have seen a full transcript of their one-on-one private talks and am satisfied that Trump has not committed treason." Even if Schumer's demand were not an egregious overstepping of his limited authority as Senate Minority Leader, its fulfillment is impeded by the fact that the one-on-one talk was not recorded. Nevertheless, Schumer was adamant that "the American people have a right to know what was said. His public statement expressing doubts about our own intelligence community's accuracy regarding...