Posts Tagged ‘Current Events’

CIA Enhanced Interrogation Techniques Finally Getting the Rest of the Story

September 7th, 2015

The late conservative commentator Paul Harvey’s radio program had a segment titled “The Rest of the Story.”  He would begin discussing a story line, pausing for effect with a commercial break, and then returning to finish it—usually with an unexpected twist. On December 9, 2014, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) released key

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Jimmy Carter’s partial diagnosis of our ailing political system

August 5th, 2015

As of the day Jimmy Carter occupied the White House and up through the present, this author has waited to hear him say something with which he could agree. To his discredit, Carter never mastered global politics. He remains the architect of most our woes in the Middle East today, having pulled the rug out

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HOW WE GOT INTO SUCH A BAD NUCLEAR DEAL WITH IRAN

August 3rd, 2015

Last week, Congress kicked off hearings for its 60-day review of President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. Despite Administration assurances—given even before the agreement was concluded—Congress would have this review time, Obama rushed the deal to judgment at the U.N. to bind the U.S. internationally before congressional review could be undertaken. The chief negotiator of an

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Is America raising the white flag to the threat within?

August 3rd, 2015

As an old joke goes, two U.S. congressmen from opposing parties went hunting and came across some tracks. Arguing whether they were deer or bear, they never heard the train racing down the tracks towards them. Sadly, it underscores a current debate in Congress over the Confederate flag—one focusing on a lesser evil as a

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NEWS | Navy Will Test its Electromagnetic Rail Gun aboard DDG 1000

April 19th, 2015
NEWS | Navy Will Test its Electromagnetic Rail Gun aboard DDG 1000

The Navy is evaluating whether to mount its new Electromagnetic Rail Gun weapon aboard the high-tech DDG 1000 destroyer by the mid-2020s, service officials said. The DDG 1000’s Integrated Power System provides a large amount of on board electricity sufficient to accommodate the weapon, Capt. Mike Ziv, Program Manager for Directed Energy and Electric Weapon Systems, told reporters at

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Obama’s Iranian Nuke Deal – ‘Stupid is as Stupid Does’

April 10th, 2015

MIT economist and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber acknowledged President Obama depended upon “the stupidity of the American voter” to push through his agenda. The specter of a less-than-honest sales job to promote the Obama agenda raises its head again as the President touts a nuclear deal with Iran. Already touted as another “success,” Obama’s announcement

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Lessons For Today From Obama’s First Foreign Policy Challenge In Honduras

March 14th, 2015

by JAMES ZUMWALT Mar 2015 Long forgotten by now is the international incident that presented the Obama administration with its first foreign policy challenge — a coup in Honduras that ousted its president. It is worth revisiting what happened there as the actions giving rise to the forced removal of its president are eerily similar

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Senator Obama’s 2008 Message to Iran Undermines Condemnation of GOP Letter

March 14th, 2015

by JAMES ZUMWALT Mar 2015 President Obama set his Vice Presidential attack dog on the forty-seven GOP senators who dared send their March 9th letter to Iran’s leadership warning them any deal signed with Team Obama may be short-lived when a new president comes to office. But Biden, like his boss, fails to do his homework before making

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Obama’s Walk on the “Dark Side”

March 10th, 2015

by LT. COLONEL JAMES G. ZUMWALT, USMC (RET) For commenting President Obama does not love America, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani need be admonished. His comment gives America-bashers a bad name. Obama’s actions have sunk far lower than his unloving acts of bashing America. While negative attacks about Giuliani’s comments are hypocritical, his

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Pelosi’s Theatrics Disrespect Netanyahu and Israel

March 10th, 2015

by LT. COLONEL JAMES G. ZUMWALT, USMC (RET) March 10, 2015 And the envelope, please… The Academy Award for best theatrical performance during a speech before a joint session of Congress goes to…Nancy Pelosi! As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke before Congress making the case for preventing Iran from becoming nuclear-armed, it was embarrassing

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