19 thoughts on “News/Politics 3-30-19

  1. But can they get black voters to vote for those who would end the slaughter?


    “When the governors of New York and Virginia recently endorsed abortion up to — and even beyond — the moment of birth, they added considerably more fuel to an already raging fire. Far from the Democratic Party’s older pledge to make abortion “safe, legal, and rare,” they now seek to make it permanently legal, exceedingly common, unsafe for mother, and deadly for the fully formed child — especially for Planned Parenthood’s primary targets: black Americans.

    If anyone thinks the use of words like “holocaust” and “genocide,” or the comparison to slavery and lynching, is overblown hyperbole, listen to what prominent black leaders have said over the past half-century.

    Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., has worked tirelessly for decades to bring the pro-life message to black America. Recalling the time her family home was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama, she reflected: “Our home is a protective place, and when it is bombed, we feel violated. It must be like this for the child in the womb when undergoing abortion.” She said, “Unborn children are treated like slaves in the womb.”

    Dr. Mildred Fay Jefferson was the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School and co-founder of the National Right to Life Committee. An article in Ebony Magazine in 1978 highlighted this memorable quote by Dr. Jefferson: “I would guess that the abortionists have done more to get rid of generations and cripple others than all of the slavery and lynchings.” President Ronald Reagan credited Dr. Jefferson with leading him to his belief in the sanctity of life. In a letter to Dr. Jefferson, President Reagan wrote: “You have made it irrefutably clear that an abortion is the taking of a human life, I am grateful to you” (video at 4:26).”


    “Sadly, not all influential black leaders have remained true to their pro-life principles. In the 1960s and 1970s Jesse Jackson actively opposed abortion. In 1977, he argued that the right to privacy, the legal foundation for Roe v. Wade, was the same premise used to justify slavery. But in the 1980s, as his political ambitions grew, he reversed his position to support the pro-abortion cause.

    More hopefully, rising young black leaders are also stepping up to denounce Planned Parenthood’s deceptions. Candace Owens, communications director for Turning Point USA, a conservative campus outreach organization, attacked Planned Parenthood for “its history of targeting the black community for extermination.” In response to Planned Parenthood’s mantra “Abortion is Health Care” in May 2018, Owens tweeted: “You spelled murder wrong” and “This just in: murdering 800 black babies every single day is now considered ‘healthcare.'”

    Elizabeth Parker, a black pro-life leader at a Mississippi university, calls abortion the new Civil Rights movement. She compares abortion to modern-day lynching: “[it] almost feels like they found a new way to lynch us … they don’t have to hold the noose anymore, they have fooled the minority community into literally taking the noose and almost using it on themselves by walking into that clinic and paying for … abortions.””

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  2. Blacklisted, for being one of the few media outlets to get it right. This will be the pattern going forward. The corrupt media will seek to marginalize the few outlets that got this right, while ignoring their own errors and obvious bias.


    “USA Today Blacklists The Federalist For The Crime Of Getting The Trump-Russia Story Right

    The irony could not be richer. Within days of Mueller’s report exposing the mainstream media as highly paid scandalmongers, a USA Today editor branded The Federalist ‘not reliable.’”

    “When news broke on Friday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had submitted his report on the Russia-collusion investigation to Attorney General William Barr, and that no further charges would be forthcoming, I penned an op-ed and submitted it to USA Today, which had published my work several times, including as recently as last November.

    USA Today first solicited an op-ed from me on my analysis of Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony in October 2018. While I typically write for conservative-leaning publications, I purposefully seek out mainstream outlets on occasion, hoping to bring some balance to the news diets of media organizations, which tend to lean left.

    Sunday evening, after reviewing my submission, Deputy Editorial Page Editor David Mastio replied via e-mail that the paper would publish it the next day, pending a routine fact check. I noted that I was happy to provide additional sources if needed. I then double-checked all of my supporting references and confirmed that they were solid, but sent on two additional links to congressional documents anyway, thinking they would be quicker to verify than the references I had provided.

    Then came a shocker from Mastio: USA Today had instead decided to reject the submission because I cited The Federalist and National Review.

    “Going forward, assertions of fact need to be backed up with mainstream media sources or original documents,” Mastio wrote. “Links to National Review or [T]he Federalist (or similar sites on the left) are not reliable.”

    Never mind that USA Today just last month published an opinion article that directly cited The Federalist. Never mind that the newspaper has repeatedly published articles that cite analysis from The Federalist and its writers. Never mind that even the publication’s news pages, not just opinion sections, have cited breaking news sourced directly to The Federalist.

    And never mind that on the topic of my now-rejected op-ed—how mainstream media ignored the real Trump scandal—The Federalist was one of the only publications in the country that consistently got the story right.”

    So they must be punished for not parroting the Democrat line.


  3. Once again here’s the FBI ignoring crimes that would ensnare Democrats. And once again, it’s Judicial Watch that is the only one trying to expose it. Media? Hello?


    “A congressman described a meeting in which Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) officials informed FBI agent Peter Strzok they had discovered Hillary Clinton’s private email server was hacked by a foreign power.

    Strzok acknowledged meeting with the investigators but claimed he didn’t recall what they told him. The FBI said it had no evidence of such a breach but has not explained what, if anything, it did to look for one based on the ICIG’s lead.

    Judicial Watch is suing to force the government to produce records showing what the ICIG found.

    Sources said the ICIG had detailed knowledge of a China-affiliated group hacking Clinton’s server.”


    “The watchdog group Judicial Watch is suing the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to produce records detailing the FBI response to warnings that a foreign power has comprised then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email server.

    The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found that Clinton’s server was compromised with malware that caused every one of Clinton’s emails to be copied to a foreign entity, according to a congressman on the House Judiciary Committee.

    In July 2018, during the committee’s questioning of Strzok, Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert described a meeting in which named members of the ICIG staff met with Strzok. He said they informed Stzrok of “an anomaly they had found on Hillary Clinton’s emails that were going to the private unauthorized server that you were supposed to be investigating.”

    “It was going to an unauthorized source that was a foreign entity unrelated to Russia,” Gohmert said.”


  4. Thoughts?


    “Why Israel Should Annex at Least Most of Judea and Samaria”


    “The Peace Process Hasn’t Given Israel Peace…

    Israel should abandon existing paradigms of “land for peace” with the Arab world. “Land for peace” in an Orwellian way has brought more war upon Israel. Israel’s withdrawals from parts of Gaza and Judea and Samaria during the Oslo Accords in the 1990s were met with the Second Intifada (2000–2005). Israel’s full withdrawals from southern Lebanon in 2000 and Gaza in 2005 were met with at least four wars, and the massive arming of Hezb’allah and Hamas. Lastly, while the benefits of Israel’s peace with Egypt should not be understated, there are now jihadi groups in Sinai targeting Israel, despite Israel completely withdrawing its civilian population from there in the 1980s.

    …So Israel Should Try Something Else

    Instead of pursuing the same failed policies, Israel should try something new to enhance chances of a true peace. In any new paradigm, in order to maintain its strength and its Jewish and democratic character, Israel should 1) retain as much of Judea and Samaria as possible and practical and 2) absorb the smallest number of additional Arabs.

    Some options that are not necessarily mutually exclusive include:

    1. Israel annexes Area C of Judea and Samaria. Arabs in Area C are given Israeli citizenship, while Arabs in Areas A and B are given self-rule.
    2. The Arabs in Judea and Samaria receive self-rule in seven Arab “emirates” in Judea and Samaria based on the seven major Arab population centers there, with Gaza functioning as the eighth emirate. Israel then annexes the remaining land and gives citizenship to those Arabs not living in Gaza or the seven other emirates.
    3. Israel annexes all of Judea and Samaria and grants all Arabs in Judea and Samaria citizenship. This option is based on data indicating that Jews currently constitute a stable majority (60%) of the population from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, excluding Gaza, and that this majority will grow to 70% in 2059.
    4. Jordan gives land to the Arabs living in Judea and Samaria. In compensation, Saudi Arabia gives land to Jordan. In compensation, Egypt returns two islands to Saudi Arabia.
    5. Egypt gives land in the Sinai to expand Gaza, and this becomes the Palestinian state.
    6. Israel annexes all of Judea and Samaria. The Arabs in Judea and Samaria stay where they are and become citizens of Jordan and residents of Israel.
    7. Israel annexes all of Judea and Samaria. The Arabs in Judea and Samaria stay where they are and become citizens of Arab countries, such as the Gulf States, and residents of Israel.
    8. Israel annexes all of Judea and Samaria. The Arabs in Judea and Samaria stay where they are and vote in local, not federal elections, like Puerto Rico’s relationship with the United States.
    9. Israel conducts a partial, after-the-fact population exchange with the Arab world. In exchange for Israel absorbing 850,000 Jews that fled or were kicked out of the Arab world during 1948, Israel financially compensates Arabs in Judea and Samaria to leave Judea and Samaria.

    The Arabs have responded to Israel’s “land for peace” initiatives with violence, and the Arabs have rejected Israel’s (and the international community’s) multiple offers of Arab sovereignty in Judea and Samaria. Israel should logically respond to these developments by annexing at least most of Judea and Samaria and offer a path forward. Hopefully then will peace become a reality.”

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  5. 40+ Muslim’s die in a shooting, it’s world news for a week.

    Meanwhile, nary a peep.


    “Muslim Fulani tribesmen killed more than 120 Christians in coordinated attacks throughout northern Nigeria over a matter of weeks, partly in response to Kaduna Gov. Nasir El-Rufai’s false claim that members of the Christian Adara people murdered over 100 Fulani ahead of Nigeria’s presidential election.

    The ISIS-affiliated terrorist group Boko Haram has also waged attacks on Christian villages in recent weeks, continuing the jihadist campaign it began in 2009.

    Christian leaders and advocacy groups pleaded for President Donald Trump to help bring an end to the violence against Christians by appointing a U.S. special envoy to Nigeria.”

    “Muslim Fulani militants killed 52 Christians and burned at least 100 homes in villages in the Maro district of the Kajuru Local Government Area in Kaduna state March 11, according to Christian Post. Witnesses reported the Fulani attacked in three groups — one setting fire to homes, another shooting villagers, and another designated to chase down those who tried to flee.

    The Fulani also murdered nine Christians in isolated attacks in Ungwan Barde village in Kajuru on Feb. 9, killed 10 more in a coordinated attack on the village the following day, and killed 17 in yet another attack on the village March 10.

    Fulani militants also waged coordinated attacks on three villages in Benue state March 4, killing 23 Christian villagers with guns and machetes, and slaughtered approximately 32 in a Feb. 28 attack in Kaduna state.

    In addition to the surge in Muslim Fulani violence against Christians, El-Rufai has refused to release the nine chiefs and elders of the Adara people in Kaduna whom he had arrested after making his reportedly spurious claim about the murder of Fulani tribesman.”

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  6. Peggy Noonan on our national division — she’s one of the primary reasons I pay to subscribe to the WSJ digital version.


    The Two Americas Have Grown Much Fiercer

    The U.S. was divided 46 years ago. But no one saw it as a fight to the death.

    By Peggy Noonan


    (Post Mueller:)

    … The Trump forces will strike with a great pent-up anger, and the left will never let go.

    Both sides will be intensely human. And inhuman. Because the past few years the character of our political divisions has changed, and this must be noted again. People are proud of their bitterness now. Old America used to accept our splits as part of the price of being us—numerous, varied, ornery. Current America, with its moderating institutions (churches) going down and its dividing institutions (the internet) rising, sees our polarization not as something to be healed but a reason for being, something to get up for. There’s a finality to it, a war-to-the-death quality.

    It is, actually, shocking, and I say this as a person always generally unshocked by American political division, because I came of age in it. … Vietnam, demonstrations, Watergate. You were on one side or the other. The terms left and right started replacing the boring old Democratic and Republican.

    … Writing is never pleasurable, at least for anyone sane, but the most pleasurable and satisfying speeches I worked on with Reagan were those in which you get to bring your love for the other side. A Rose Garden speech praising the excellence of Scoop Jackson or JFK, a speech never given on the excellence of Eleanor Roosevelt. …

    … But that kind of popularity is probably not possible in this environment. … Nothing can be moderate or incremental, everything must be sweeping and definitive. It is all so maximalist, and bullying. …

    … So I am worried, which is the point of this piece. The war between Trump and not-Trump will continue, will not be resolved, will get meaner. One side will win and one side will lose and the nation will go on, changed.

    Is it self-indulgent to note that this grieves me? I suppose it is. But it grieves me.

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  7. Gowdy has no credibility. How many times will the Republican chase Clinton before they give up. Its almost a pathological obsession. And how many tax dollars will they waste?

    We will never know if the Federalists was correct unless a unredacted Mueller report is released. And we’re still waiting……..


  8. The Israeli article is ludricous. Referring to Israel as Judah and Samaria…even most Israelis don’t do that. And the Israelis don’t want the entire West Bank, that’s demographic suicide. They want to fence off the Palestinians into ghettos keeping the best parts for themselves. Since any peace settlement will need to settle Return and Reparation claims, Israel has no motivation to settle. The status quo suits them.

    The Arab countries also have no real interest in settling the issue. Its convenient red meat to distract the masses. Egypt rejected Israel’s offer of Gaza way back in the 70s….Palestinians are difficult to control, well educated and anti-authoratrian. The PLO was banned from Jordan in the 60s for attempting to overthrow the King. The Saudis and the various emirates love to use Palestinian people but have no desire to absorb them. They’d rather support Israel. Palestinians tend to make trouble in authoritarian regimes. Hence, the Arab nation to allow them to settle is Lebanon….and there they can participate in a multi faith, multi ethnic imperfect democracy.


  9. Why no interest in the Nigerian massacres? Simply put, the west has no interest in sub-Saharan Africa (except South Afruca) . As Trump put it, these are ……hole countries. As long as the Congo sends the rare metals for our cell phones, there won’t be eyeballs attracted to African stories. In fact, the only reason its in the news now is as a counter balance to the NZ massacre. No one has paid attention to the decades long civil war in the Congo and its spillover effect. No one is paying attention to the CAR civil war where Christians are driving out Muslims by burning down their villages, rape, and mass killing. We’ve lost interest in the LRA and Darfur. The last time we paid attention to Nigerian was the mass kidnapping of girls and if I remember correctly it was a celebrity tweeting about it that finally brought attention to the event.

    We pay attention to NZ bc its a white guy in an English speaking country. And its not just bc he was white, if it happened in Russia or the Balkans we would barely move our eyeballs from the latest celebrity gossip. The massacre broke western conceit and was a shock to our view of ourselves.


  10. HRW,

    You wouldn’t look so silly if you read my posts.

    See 9:50AM like 3 posts above yours. And the reason most folks missed it?

    Because the left biased media is ignoring it, because it’s Muslim’s doing the killing too. Talk to them about the lack of coverage. Even I with one post devoted more time to it than the major network news did.

    As I said, ”

    40+ Muslim’s die in a shooting, it’s world news for a week.

    Meanwhile, nary a peep.”

    When the victims are Christians and non-Muslims……

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  11. And it’s war, both sides are acting poorly.

    You note the actions of the Christians (in retaliation, but some of their actions are still wrong). But that’s not what or who started this.


    “On May 2, 2018, gunmen with grenades attacked the Notre-Dame de Fatima church, a Roman Catholic church, in Bangui in the Central African Republic (CAR). 15 people were killed, and dozens injured. The attack comes a few weeks after 28 people were killed in violent clashes after an operation launched by UN peacekeepers and local security forces in the neighbouring Bangui district of PK5. This sectarian violence has been escalating since February 2018. The recent attacks are nothing new as religious (and ethnic) conflicts have haunted the country for several years, reaching a peak at the end of 2012. Prior to 2012, 85% of the population of the Central African Republic was Christian with a 15% percent Muslim minority. This has changed significantly over the years.

    In late 2012, an umbrella terror group Séléka, predominately Muslim, supported by Chadian and Sudanese foreign fighters, begun to occupy towns in the northern part of CAR. A short-lived peace agreement collapsed in March 2013 and the terror group took control of the capital of CAR, Bangui, ousting President François Bozizé. The sectarian violence and targeted killings, motivated by religion, escalated after the 2013 coup. Reported atrocities included summary executions, rape, sexual abuse, enforced disappearance, illegal detention and torture. The terror group was formally dissolved in September 2013 by its leader and (self-proclaimed) President Michel Djotodia in light of the international condemnation of the crimes perpetrated by the group. Nonetheless, the ex-Séléka fighters, now members of multiple smaller groups, continued to engage in atrocities. In retaliation to those atrocities, in June 2013, a self-defence militia (primarily Christian), former Central African Armed Forces (FACA) soldiers, and other non-Muslims, so-called anti-balaka, united their forces. These ex-Séléka and anti-balaka have been engaged in fighting a religious war in the Central African Republic since September 2013. The conflict escalated after anti-balaka attacked Muslim neighbourhoods in Bangui on December 5, 2013, resulting in a full-blown religious conflict that affected the whole nation.

    In December 2014, the International Commission of Inquiry on the Central African Republic released a report confirming that there had been a ‘pattern of ethnic cleansing committed by the anti-balaka in the areas in which Muslims had been living.’ This finding followed the January 2014 violence unleashed by anti-balaka fighters who had begun to kill Muslims based on their religious identity. This violence led to the forcible displacement of 99% of the Muslim population of Bangui. Furthermore, 80% of the Muslim population of CAR has since fled to Cameroon and Chad. Reports suggested that out of 436 mosques in the country, 417 were destroyed. “


  12. More…..


    “BANGUI, Central African Republic—To locals, he is known simply as “Force.” The moniker is appropriate. In a country teeming with warlords—feared and admired in equal parts—Nimery Matar Jamous stands out. Since late 2013, he has dominated PK5, a densely populated neighborhood in the third district of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. While claiming to represent the interests of the local Muslim majority in the predominantly Christian city, Nimery does more to extort and harass residents instead.

    Nimery is also a thorn in the side of the latest U.N. stabilization mission, MINUSCA, aimed at dismantling the CAR’s many armed groups. Following a U.N. threat to disarm Nimery’s group, he warned in late March that “if the U.N. blue helmets want a war, they only have to tell residents to leave the area and we will defeat them.”

    In an April pre-dawn raid, MINUSCA and the Central African Armed Forces moved into PK5 on a joint disarm-and-arrest operation; hours of heavy gunfire resulted in dozens of casualties among the peacekeepers, militiamen, and civilians in the Muslim enclave. Although the U.N. mission said it was responding to pleas for help from neighborhood residents, the operation backfired spectacularly. After troops began confiscating firearms, rumors spread that MINUSCA’s real intent was to disarm all Muslims, leaving them vulnerable to reprisals. Locals dumped 17 corpses at the base of the U.N. compound in Bangui, a bloody indictment of the organization’s apparent impotence. Social unrest along the ethnic and political fault lines that divide the city and country soon followed. In the ensuing clashes, one peacekeeper was killed and eight were wounded.

    Worse was to follow. Within weeks, gunmen attacked a Catholic church, reportedly killing 16 people, including a priest, whose body protesters carried toward the presidential palace. Christian rioters burned a mosque in retaliation. Meanwhile, leaders of Muslim armed groups convened in northern CAR and threatened a major attack on Bangui. MINUSCA soldiers massed around Bangui’s key road junctions to prevent fighters from entering the capital. Months later, PK5 still experiences near-weekly bloodshed. Nimery, for his part, is still at large.

    Organized violence in the CAR, as in other war-torn countries, increasingly fuses legitimate political grievances with naked economic opportunism.Organized violence in the CAR, as in other war-torn countries, increasingly fuses legitimate political grievances with naked economic opportunism. “


  13. “The CAR’s ongoing civil war, for example, was launched in 2012 by the Muslim-majority Seleka coalition (seleka means “alliance” in Sango, a local language), a loose alliance of northerners, Chadians, and Sudanese. The Seleka militants accused then­-President François Bozizé of reneging on peace agreements signed in 2007 and 2008, and had promised amnesties and cash transfers for rebel fighters; they swiftly deposed him in 2013. Although the initial phase of the conflict was relatively short, it was brutally violent: Between 2012 and 2014, more than 5,000 people were killed and another 1.1 million—one-fifth of the country’s population—were displaced.”


  14. We in the West can pontificate on it until the cows come home. But when you’re living in a nightmare like this, survival of you and yours is the goal. And you’d be shocked at the lengths men will go to protect their homes and family, the atrocities they’ll commit. Up to and including the annihilation of those who would do the same to you.

    And don’t you find it odd that you condemn the US for acting like the world police, yet that’s what you want them to do here?

    This is the UN’s problem. Don’t blame us because they’re too corrupt to do their job.


  15. I read your post. My post was in reply. You obviously misunderstood it.

    The media reports on NZ because we care and relate. The media rarely reports on sub saharan Africa because we don’t care or relate and thus no eyeballs to a screen and no clicks. There’s no bias except the commercial interest of the media.

    As for the varied disputes in sub saharan africa, some have religious labels or motivations but most if not all have an underlying resource battle. The borders are ineffective and make little sense. Warlords control territory and resources. Religion is used to motivate followers. But sometimes Christians kill Christians (the Congo) or Muslims kill Muslims (Mali). Where nationalities are well defined (Ethiopia vs Eritrea or Somalia) religion is not an issue.

    The UN tries to mediate and enforce peace but its effective. The UN troops are mainly from places like Bangladesh are easily corrupted. The French are still active in their former colonies and are actually quite effective. Nowhere did I state the US should get involved. It shouldn’t. Background knowledge is lacking and it would accomplish nothing more than an increase in violence.

    The wars are mainly over resources across ill defined borders. Some say its a look into our future when climate change affects resources and the earth’s carrying capacity. At the very least, it demonstrates the result of the breakdown of central govt authority.


  16. Speak in a language they understand.

    Enough is enough. End the invasions from and thru your countries, or pay a price.


    “In a stunning about-face, State Department officials said that President Donald Trump is cutting off all direct assistance to the so-called Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.

    “At the Secretary’s instruction, we are carrying out the President’s direction and ending FY [fiscal year] 2017 and FY 2018 foreign assistance programs for the Northern Triangle,” a State Department spokesperson told ABC News, referring to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “We will be engaging Congress as part of this process.”

    These three countries are the primary source of migrants to the U.S., but for years the U.S. has worked with them to stabilize their political environments and economies and end violence and corruption so that migrants wouldn’t leave in the first place.

    Trump hinted at the cuts earlier on Friday, telling reporters,”I’ve ended payments to Guatemala, to Honduras, and to El Salvador. No money goes there anymore.”

    While the president has threatened these cuts before, this time the administration is actually following through.”


    This follows an earlier warning to Mexico to clean up it’s act, or face the consequences.


    “President Donald Trump on Friday again threatened to completely close the southern border or “large” sections of it if Mexico doesn’t stop migrants from crossing into the U.S. without authorization — a move that could come as early as next week.

    “If Mexico doesn’t immediately stop ALL illegal immigration coming into the United States through our Southern Border, I will be CLOSING the Border, or large sections of the Border, next week,” the president tweeted.”


  17. In all likelihood this will probably increase migration. Supposedly the aid was used to stabilize the countries or at the very least bribe the authorities to prevent migration. Without the money, the three national govts have no interest in suppressing migration.

    Meanwhile the left side of the internet is creating memes and laughing at fox after their headline read “Trump cuts aid to three Mexican countries”


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