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Enough with The Transgender Obsession »

What is wrong with our country? Pretending that Transgender issues are one of the most important, transcending matters on the American policy plate is goddamn delusional. Now, I’m not saying that Transgender folks should be persecuted or shunned. Heavens no. You are what you are. I am very much in the libertarian camp on this. If that’s your thing, go for it.

Just don’t insist that I have to embrace or welcome you lifestyle. I can respect and tolerate, but stop shoving it in my face.

The uproar surrounding Bruce Jenner’s recent remarks hits a little close to home. I remind my wife that she made the right choice. Why? Back in October 1972, my then girl friend was a student at Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa. She was asked out on a date by Bruce Jenner, who was a student at that College. She declined the opportunity. Given the subsequent freak show that is Jenner’s life (complete with the Kardashian madness), I think she believes she made the right choice.

The vast majority of Americans are heterosexual. That’s a fact. Read the rest

Barack Obama, Thin Skinned Disgrace »

If you are watching the White House Correspondents Dinner you are witness to everything juvenile and immature about Barack Obama. His “speech” is shameful. You can tell that the criticism from Republicans and the press, what little there has been, has gotten under his skin. He has not a single self-deprecating bone in his body. He disgraced his Office tonight in a way that demonstrates what complete light weight he is. Talk about Junior Varsity. Read the rest

CIA versus DOD Drone Programs–Failure from Incompetence »

Very odd behavior by Barack Obama today with his announcement that a U.S. drone had killed U.S. hostages being held by Al Qaeda in Pakistan.

A U.S. drone strike in January targeting a suspected al Qaeda compound in Pakistan inadvertently killed an American and Italian being held hostage by the group, senior Obama administration officials said.

The killing of American development expert Warren Weinstein and Italian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto is the first known instance in which the U.S. has accidentally killed a hostage in a drone strike.

The mishap represents a major blow to the Central Intelligence Agency and its covert drone program in Pakistan, which President Barack Obama embraced and expanded after coming to office in 2009.

Several points to consider. Read the rest

Why the Passion for War with Iran and Russia? »

We have lost our minds and are under the control of the insane. And I don’t mean Barack Obama. He’s certainly part of the problem, but he is joined in this quest for conflict by Democrat and Republican leaders, prominent members of the Media and pundits of various ideological persuasions. Republican Senator John McCain, along with his office wife (i.e., the esteemed senior Senator from South Carolina, Lindsay Graham) trumpet the need to attack Iran and arm Ukraine. Add to their team other cheerleaders, such as John Bolton and Jack Keane. I bet you that Marco Rubio has himself a cute little Tom Tom. He’s beating his tiny war drum as part of his broader effort to portray himself as tough enough to be President.

Events are moving quickly on both Yemen and Russia. In Yemen it appears that Iran has brokered a deal between the Houthis and the Saudis. The Saudis have called a halt to their impotent air campaign and they have no means to launch a credible ground invasion of Yemen. The Houthis, for their part, continue to consolidate power in their part of Yemen. Breathless US media are reporting that the battle group led by the USS Roosevelt, an air craft carrier, is still lacking final guidance re Rules of Engagement for dealing with Iranian naval vessels. In other words, there is no Execution Order in place. Just a Deployment Order and a CONOPS waiting for final approval.

Things are a bit more worrisome with respect to Russia and the unwarranted bellicosity of the United States and Europe. The ignorance of the American public on these matters is truly shocking. Read the rest

Why the Pundit Boners for Rubio? »

I don’t get it. Why the fainting and praise for the supposed genius of Marco Rubio? Typical of the fawning was David Brooks and Mark Shields (both Democrat sympathizers):

MARK SHIELDS: That’s right.

What do we — but let’s talk for a minute about Marco Rubio. Where does he fit in this?

MARK SHIELDS: I thought Marco Rubio’s entry was really quite impressive.

He’s charismatic. I thought maybe old wine in new bottles, but it’s a very good new bottle. And he’s somebody who is obviously good at the business, which, let’s be honest, is getting elected to office. He has been consistently underrated. He was an underdog. He drove Charlie Crist, a Republican governor, popular Republican governor, not only out of the primary, out of his party.

And I think that Marco Rubio has charisma, as well as youth, on his side and has to be paid attention to. Read the rest

Yes, NeoCon is a Perjorative Term, Deservedly So »

Kudos to Kirsten Powers for blowing the bullshit whistle on NeoCon, Charles Krauthammer. “Stop playing dumb, you know you’re a NeoCon.”

What is a NeoConservative? It started in the 1970s with Democrats who were liberal in social matters but strong hawks on issues of national security and defense. The late Jeanne Kirkpatrick fit the mold perfectly. Not all were Jewish, but there was a strong conservative Jewish influence.

Wiki sums it up nicely: Read the rest

The Lazy Barack Obama Endangers America »

Yes, word among those knowledgeable of inner workings in the West Wing is that Barack Obama is lazy. He does not read and is not up to speed on key foreign policy and national security issues. Senior military officials are extremely frustrated. This is a very dangerous time.

At a minimum, Barack Obama should be laying out a strategic vision for American security. But that would require work and thought. Those are two qualities that are not part of Obama’s repertoire. Consider the mass confusion surrounding who we are fighting in the war on terror. Is it the Shia or the Sunni? Answer? Both. At least, that’s the impression Obama leaves.

Obama has helped destabilize Syria and birth the Islamic State. Once that cancerous group of religious fiends started taking territory, Obama blinked and decided to launch a feckless air war, with the help of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar, trying to stanch the expansion of the Sunni extremists. But the only force in the region with the military power to fight ISIS is Iran. And that point remains very controversial in the United States. Read the rest

Tired, Old Hillary and Young Marco, Both Not Ready for Prime Time »

Are you ready for Carly Fiorina? As I survey the growing Republican field I simply cannot take Marco Rubio seriously. What has this man done to be considered seriously as Presidential timber? He’s quite ambitious. No doubt. Carly, by contrast, has real experience running a large, corporate enterprise. I think she will be a surprising dark horse.

Hillary? Old and tired. I am totally mystified by her kool-aid brigade. They are swilling the fantasy that Hillary is the inevitable nominee and the next President. Won’t happen. She does not have what it takes to ignite genuine passion and excitement among the Democrat masses. Among independents? Even less.

Think of her as Weekend at Bernies. Do you remember that movie? Two guys schlepping the body of a dead guy around his beach house maintaining the illusion that the corpse of Bernie was alive. That’s how I see the Hillary supporters. She is dead politically.

Will young, inexperienced guys like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul or Marco Rubio save her? Read the rest

Cuba and the Terrorism List–Obama is Right and Rubio is Wrong »

Just as the broken clock can be right twice a day, this may be Obama’s moment.

There was a time when to name a State as a sponsor of terrorism meant something. Unfortunately, that designation became hostage to politics and past Administrations–Republicans and Democrats–shied away from putting some countries, such as Greece, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on the list and focused instead on countries we just did not like.

North Korea, for example, was on the list because of one act in the 1987. Since then? Nothing. Zero. Zippo. How about Cuba? Since the collapse of its former Uncle Sugar aka the Soviet Union, Cuba no longer had the cash to fund reckless attacks on the imperial United States. The break up of the former Soviet system left virtually no more money for adventures in Angola, Nicaragua and Colombia.

Here’s another simple fact–Cuba has not been engaged in sponsoring terrorists or paying for their activities for at least 15 years. The time has come to move on. So, why is it that inexperienced guys like Marco Rubio want to make fools of themselves over issues like this? Read the rest

The Judith Miller Delusion »

The dreadful Judith Miller is back and she is spinning a tale of total bullshit. Before digging in on her revisionist history, let me provide some context.

I had my first indirect contact with Judith Miller in 1996. I actually dealt directly with Jeff Gerth. The topic? Osama Bin Laden. One of my former colleagues at the State Department expressed great concern about the emerging threat that Bin Laden represented and felt the press needed to hone in. I had some prior dealings with Gerth and alerted him. That conversation led to this article, Funds for Terrorists Traced to Persian Gulf Buinessmen. Byline? Jeff Gerth and Judith Miller:

Much of the financial support for terrorists who attack Americans, Israelis and others sympathetic to the West comes from wealthy individuals from Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries allied with the United States, former and current American officials say. . . .

And American intelligence agencies are closely examining the activities of Osama Bin Laden, the scion of a wealthy Saudi family stripped of his Saudi citizenship in 1994 who finances a host of hard-line groups from Egypt to Algeria.

My next Judith Miller moment came early in the evening of 11 September 2001 in the Green Room at CNN in Washington, DC. Read the rest

Jumping the Gun in South Carolina »

Unless you’re being held hostage by ISIS, I suspect you’ve seen the video of the South Carolina Police Officer, Michael Slager, gunning down a man, a black man, who was running from him. Based on that videotape it is clear that the Slager lied his ass off. The dead man? Walter Scott.

Stopped for a broken tail-light and fearing possible arrest for failure to pay child support, Scott bolted the scene. Or, at least attempted to. Scott does not make any effort to hit or attack Slager. He simply turns and runs. And Slager?

Draws his weapon and fires eight shots. Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Read the rest

US Counter Terrorism Policy in Disarray »

So how goes the so-called “war” on terror? Based on recent events in Kenya (the wanton slaughter of 147 Christian students), Yemen (the jail break of 300 Al Qaeda hardliners) and ISIS (industrial terror on a nationwide scale) not too well. In fact, the policy is a wreck.

Barack Obama is not solely responsible for this debacle, but he bears the lionshare of the blame. The failure started under George W. Bush, who pushed the myopic view that terrorism must be fought as a military threat rather than as a law enforcement threat. That kind of juvenile sloganeering has helped produce a counter terrorism policy that is in shambles. Here is a certain truth you must grasp if you want to contain or destroy terrorism–there is no single tool. Instead, combating terrorism requires law enforcement, intelligence, military and diplomatic resources.

If we objectively examine the results of the last 14 years of relying primarily on drone strikes and raids by Special Operations forces on terrorist targets to reduce terrorism there is only one conclusion–the threat is worse today than ever.

So, where are we going wrong? Read the rest

Taking Stock of the Potential Nuclear Deal with Iran–UPDATE »

Well, the propaganda machines on all sides are going full tilt. Some celebrating the new Age of Aquarius and other lamenting impending doom, which includes the immolation of Israel. Let me suggest there might be a middle ground. One of my favorite Americans, who also happens to be a former FBI Agent and Shia, Ali Soufan has a great commentary. Here are the key points:

• The framework nuclear agreement announced between the P5+1 and Iran on April 2 contains specificity to a degree that may quiet some critics of the negotiations who feared the P5+1 were making excessive concessions just to get a deal

• Proliferation experts assess that the tentative deal, if finalized with all technical annexes by June 30 and if fully implemented, would block Iran from obtaining a working nuclear weapon for about one year, should Iran attempt to do so

• The ambiguities in the framework agreement—such as the point at which Iran would qualify for sanctions relief and requirements to answer questions about its past nuclear research—could still prevent finalization of an accord Read the rest

You’re Gay and Want a Cake? »

Conflating gay couples with the Jim Crow era in the South is total bullshit. Black people in the South were subjected to discriminatory treatment because of how they looked not what they did. A black man walked into a Woolsworth drug store and was prevented from sitting down at the counter because of the color of his skin.

So, how does a baker know that two guys, or one guy, walking into his shop are gay? You cannot always tell by looking. What’s the scenario? Two guys come into the shop and say, “We love to suck cock and want a wedding cake?” Most gay people I know are not that ignorant.

Or, do they ask for a phallic cake?

Christians need to remember what Jesus did with the Samaritan woman. Read the rest

Religious Freedom Restoration Act Hypocrisy »

While I love Apple products, its President/CEO, Tim Cook, is stupid prick. His faux outrage over the law recently enacted in Indiana is fucking ridiculous. Indiana did not deny him the right to have anal intercourse or blow job with the man of his choice. Nor did it proscribe him from getting a wedding cake if he decided to get married in Indiana. But, if he is so intent on pushing for the rights of homosexuals, then why does he allow his product to be sold in countries that execute people like him?

Mary Katherine Ham’s piece at Hot Air is worth your time. She highlights the pithy observations of Allahpundit who lists the various countries where Apple is doing business or expanding business that have laws on the books proscribing death for homosexuals. I do love irony.

If Cook and others of his ilk were serious about their gay crusade then they would refuse to sell their product in those countries with such heinous laws. Read the rest

The Anti-Iran Propaganda Campaign at Full Tilt »

Let me state at the outset that I condemn pedophilia, anti-semitism and discrimination against blacks. I also do not believe that Iran is a utopian regime and undeserving of its bad reputation. But I do believe it is essential to be truthful about Iran and our role in helping create this entire mess in the Middle East. We started the fire of sectarianism. Not Iran. Yet, if you are watching the network and cable shows, you are being inundated with the drum beat that Iran is the one meddling throughout the Middle East and that Iran is the root of the violence in Syria and Yemen.

The latest propaganda push concerns the “defection” of Iranian journalist in Switzerland.

A close media aide to Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, has sought political asylum in Switzerland after travelling to Lausanne to cover the nuclear talks between Tehran and the West.

Amir Hossein Motaghi, who managed public relations for Mr Rouhani during his 2013 election campaign, was said by Iranian news agencies to have quit his job at the Iran Student Correspondents Association (ISCA). Read the rest

America, the Whore of Saudi Arabia? »

When the pimp tells you to go to the corner and suck dick, you go to the corner and suck dick. You resist. The pimp beat your ass. Right?

Well, that sort of sums up our relationship with the Saudis. Confused? Okay, you explain to me why we continue to cater to the interests of a country whose wealthiest citizens have funded radical Sunni Islamists, including Osama Bin Laden. Fifteen of the 19 hijackers that struck our country 14 years ago on September 11 were Saudis.

Let’s not forget that, as Sy Hersh reported last year, the Saudis paid the Pakistanis to keep Osama Bin Laden in Abottabad.

Then there is that Arab Spring thing. Read the rest

Pilot Suicide–An Islamic Angle? »

This will be short and sweet. Now that word is out that one pilot locked the other out of the cockpit, it is clear that this was a suicide. Given the German Government’s refusal so far to release the names of the pilots tells me that at least one of the guys was not an Aryan. Was he a German of Turkish heritage?

Or, was this a guy who got bad news in his personal life and decided to end it all?

Looks like the Germans will have to change their policy and require two persons to always be inside the cockpit. Leaving one person alone is no longer acceptable. Read the rest

Trading for a Deserter? »

One more feather in Barack Obama’s cap. He traded five dangerous, radical Islamic terrorists for an Army deserter. But look on the bright side–Obama got to feel up the deserter’s MILF Mom. How sweet is that?

This is but one more piece of evidence of the juvenile, myopic mindset that afflicts Barack Obama and his White House. They cannot think “down the road.” They live in the here and now, only weighing the political calculation of whether a certain action will garner Obama a bump in the pulls.

Boy, did they step in a pile of turds on the Bowe Bergdahl case. Not only did Obama destroy the U.S. policy of “not making concessions” to terrorists, but he got a two-fer. Read the rest

Do We Really Want Another Inexperienced First Term Senator? »

Ted Cruz is smart and articulate. No denying that. Wired a little tight. Too tight for me. I have no doubt that he is smarter than Barack Obama. He certainly was very articulate today and showed real chops for speaking extemporaneously (Okay, he rehearsed real good).

He really served up some conservative red meat today. Pushed all of the hot buttons. My fav was, “Iran will not get a nuke.” Precious.

Seriously people. Short of a full scale invasion of Iran and occupation of the entire country, Iran will eventually get a nuke. But, just having a nuke without a means of reliable, accurate delivery, is like having a gun with no bullets.

A CIA buddy of mine who ran assets with knowledge of this subject matter told me very matter of factly, 8 years ago, that Iran would eventually get a nuke. Read the rest