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Jan 18 13:40

Trump Meets With Senior White House Officials About Infrastructure Plan

President Trump's battle with the Democratic leadership over funding for his border wall has been perhaps the most rancorous political fight since the dawn of his administration - eclipsing even the contentious confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. And though the government remains shut down with no accord in sight, the president and a coterie of his senior advisors are already planning to revive their push for Trump's promised infrastructure package - one of the few issues where Democrats and Republicans are expected to find a measure of comity.

Jan 18 13:06

Scott Adams: Cohen, Beto, Ohr, Kim, Pelosi, Heller

Childish Pelosi behavior vs. President Trump’s childish counter-punch
Attack the President, expect the counter-punch
SOTU now has new, better options
CNN hit piece on Beto, saying his attention is due to “white male”
CNN is picking off their non-preferred candidates
Bruce Ohr told congress he fully informed the FBI of conflicts
Told them Steele dossier was political doc from DNC
Told them his wife worked for Fusion GPS
YouTube adds Wikipedia link to my videos on climate change
The Wikipedia page believes climate change is real
Why not do same concept for self-radicalized terrorists?
Border control plan, Dems should show us their plan
What DO they want to protect the border?
Some Dem factions are cannibalizing others on topic
Some Democrat has a major attention getting opportunity
Show us a border control plan and budget

Jan 18 12:06

CHARTER BUS FULL OF DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMEN FORCED TO TURN AROUND AFTER TRUMP CANCELS TRIP

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and a select group of congressional Democrats were boarded on a military charter bus bound for Andrews Air Force Base to catch a military charter jet to Europe were forced to turn around Thursday when President Donald Trump officially postponed the trip.

Trump sent a letter to Pelosi informing her that she would not be allowed to use military aircraft to travel due to the government shutdown and instead suggested Pelosi fly commercial. It reads:

Due to the shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan has been postponed. We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the shutdown is over. In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate.

Jan 18 12:03

US media intensify pretext for ousting Trump

It’s no secret that since his election in 2016, powerful elements in the US political and media establishment have been running a non-stop campaign to remove Trump from the White House. Lately, the stakes have been raised.

Spearheading the media effort to defenestrate Trump are the New York Times and Washington Post. Both have been prominent purveyors of the “Russiagate” narrative over the past two years, claiming that Republican candidate colluded with Russian state intelligence, or at least was a beneficiary of alleged Russian interference, to win the presidency against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
Congressional investigations and a probe by a Special Counsel Robert Mueller, along with relentless media innuendo, have failed to produce any evidence to support the Russiagate narrative.

Jan 18 11:43

Watchdog Slams US Missile Defense Review as 'Threat' to Global Nuke Deterrence

The 2019 Missile Defense Review advocates destabilizing policies that the United States should reject and concentrate instead on negotiating strategic stability with Russia and China, the Arms Control Association (ACA) said in a new paper.

"[T]he United States should pursue wide-ranging dialogues with Russia and China on strategic stability, including the impact of missile defense, and forswear particularly destabilizing steps, such as pursuing space-based interceptors," the ACA said in the paper that was published on Thursday.

The Trump administration should also scrap the testing of SM-3 Block IIA interceptors against intercontinental ballistic missiles, the paper, "Trump’s Dangerous Missile Defense Buildup," said.

Jan 18 11:42

Trump 'startled' to learn his attorney general pick Bill Barr was best friends with Robert Mueller and moaned to aides after confirmation hearing that he didn't realize they worked closely

Donald Trump was 'startled' after watching William Barr's attorney general confirmation hearing on Tuesday, after the 68-year-old spoke about his tight friendship with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The president complained to his aides that 'he didn't realize how much their work overlapped or that they were so close' when he nominated him, according to CNN.

After watching Barr speak at the Senate Judiciary Committee, POTUS was caught 'off-guard' and 'bristled' as he had to listen to details of their history but he later calmed himself by putting their familiarity with each other purely down Washington business.

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Jan 18 11:40

‘Bickering and backstabbing’ among Trump insiders have been ‘a prosecutor’s dream’ for Mueller investigation: report

As special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s indictments and convictions pile up, people inside the orbit of President Donald Trump are turning on each other in ways that constitute “a prosecutor’s dream,” according to a new report in Politico.

The report talks about the “circular firing squad” of former Trump allies and aides that has opened fire on each other in an effort to dodge prosecution.

Jan 18 11:40

Let’s Expose Congress Members for the Warhawks They Are

As the nation continued to reel from President Donald Trump’s shock decision last month to remove all U.S. troops from Syria, news came Wednesday that an unknown number of US soldiers were among at least 15 killed in a bombing in northern Syria. Amid such continued violence, one would think the president’s withdrawal would have ever more urgency. And yet, just about everyone in Washington has attacked his decision to pull out.

The reflexive hatred for Trump that dominates the national conversation is bad for the US, especially when it comes to foreign policy. This is not to say that the president isn’t a flawed figure; after all, I’ve spent the better part of two years critiquing most of his policies. Still, when the man demonstrates prudent judgment—as in his recent calls to pull US troops out of Syria and Afghanistan—he should be applauded. But that’s unlikely to happen in a divided America, as long as an interventionist, bipartisan consensus runs the show in Washington.

Jan 18 11:39

TRUMP’S NIGHTTIME TRIP TO IRAQ CONFIRMS THE DEBACLE

What better proof of the Iraq debacle than President Trump’s middle-of-the-night trip to that country at Christmastime to visit U.S. troops who are still occupying the country some 15 years after the Pentagon and the CIA invaded?

The U.S. national-security establishment has had a decade-and-half to bring its federally planned paradise into existence. From the very first day of the U.S. conquest of Iraq, a country that had never attacked the United States, the Pentagon and the CIA wielded total control over the country, being able to install whatever type of regime they wanted, with no pesky constitutional restraints to inhibit whatever they wanted to do.

Jan 18 10:47

Trump’s Space Force: A Dangerous Lunacy

Donald Trump announced a large expansion of space-based nuclear missile defense technology; Daniel Ellsberg says it won’t work and makes a nuclear armageddon more likely

Jan 18 10:21

Television Networks Put Out 90 Percent Anti-Trump Spin in 2018

Everyone knows that the anti-Trump spin put out by the establishment media continues to be relentless and 2018 was no exception.

Conservative watchdog group the Media Research Center has been analyzing literally every bit of Donald Trump coverage that airs on ABC, CBS and NBC’s evening news programs that are seen by 23 million people nightly. They began their monitoring for this study in January 2017.

Jan 18 10:15

Universities Across the Country Help Students Prepare for Women’s March

Arts and crafts events are being hosted at universities across the country in preparation for 2019 Women’s March, giving students the opportunity to get together and create signage for the upcoming anti-Trump march.

Jan 18 09:31

Trump Grounds All Congressional Air Travel on Gov't Planes Amid Shutdown Spat

The president remains locked in conflict with Democrats in Congress over his request for $5.7 billion in border wall funding. The dispute led to an impasse and the ongoing partial government shutdown - it is now the longest in US history.

The Trump administration has barred US lawmakers from traveling on any government-owned and operated aircraft without explicit approval from the White House, a memo seen by Reuters said.

Earlier, Trump took to Twitter, attacking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats for trying to take "a seven day excursion" abroad while 800,000 federal employees go unpaid due to the shutdown.

Jan 18 09:23

US will 'quit all treaties' & 'make militarization of space inevitable' with new Trump doctrine

President Donald Trump's promise to be "far worse than anybody, if need be" by developing space weapon tech "faster than the rest of the world" will spark a new arms race without ensuring US safety, says leading Russian expert.
"The militarization of space is inevitable, and the United States will quit any relevant non-proliferation treaty that stands in the way," Mikhail Khodarenok, military expert and retired colonel who served in Russian missile defense forces, told RT.

Jan 18 08:37

Stephen King's take on the Trump shutdown is as blunt as you'd expect

Stephen King is certainly not one to mince his words — and that goes double when it comes to Trump.
The horror master spent a large chunk of 2018 berating the President on Twitter, and — judging by his tweets so far in 2019 — he isn't planning to stop any time soon.
On Wednesday night, King addressed Trump's government shutdown — and, as usual, he didn't hold back.

Jan 17 14:43

Scott Adams: Pelosi’s SOTU Strategic Blunder

Brief bonus broadcast today!

Jan 17 13:39

Scott Adams: How CNN Creates Bad News so They Can Report It

If the news was reported fairly, how would things be different?
CNN is creating bad news…and then reporting it
Examples of CNN shading, creating problems and news
What was the gender mix of the Gillette meeting for their ad?
The ad is sexist, it condemns an entire group (men)
Was there intention to fake climate science? Not likely
The force field that protects the earth

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1085914292581392384

Jan 17 12:18

No SOTU till government reopens: Pelosi threatens to deplatform Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is demanding President Donald Trump postpone his State of the Union address until after the government reopens, threatening to use her little-known power of invitation to deplatform the president.

In a letter sent on Wednesday, Pelosi requested Trump reschedule his speech until they can pay the Secret Service – part of the Department of Homeland Security, which has gone unfunded since the shutdown began 26 days ago. She used Trump's own Homeland Security secretary's words to twist the knife, quoting Kirstjen Nielsen's insistence that “the full resources of the Federal Government … be brought to bear” for the high-security event -– then finished the job by suggesting Trump submit the speech in writing.

Jan 17 11:41

Rudy Giuliani says Trump didn't collude with Russia but can't say if campaign aides did

Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that he never denied President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with the Russian government during the 2016 campaign, only that the President himself was not involved in collusion.

In an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo on "Cuomo Prime Time," Giuliani, a former New York mayor and Trump's attorney, said he doesn't know if other people in the campaign, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, were working with the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential race.
"I never said there was no collusion between the campaign, or people in the campaign," Giuliani said.

He added, "I said the President of the United States. There is not a single bit of evidence the President of the United States committed the only crime you can commit here, conspiring with the Russians to hack the DNC."

Jan 17 11:39

Rand Paul Has a Better Idea If Pelosi Won’t Hold STATE OF THE UNION in the House: ‘Let’s Hold It in the Senate’

Pelosi’s offer to the president on State of the Union
The House speaker wrote a letter to the president on Wednesday suggested that "unless government re-opens this week," the State of the Union — set for January 29 — should be pushed back until the partial government shutdown ends. Or, she said he should consider delivering it in written form to Congress.

Pelosi cited "security concerns" as her request to postpone the address.

Jan 17 05:46

Washington Plotting to Dismantle Hashd Al-Shaabi for Opposition to US Occupation of Iraq

Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm newspaper, underlined that Washington's hostile stance towards Hashd al-Shaabi (Iraqi Popular Forces) and its quest for dismantling popular groups in the Arab state derives from their opposition to the US forces' occupation of Iraq.

"The US administration in an unprecedented demand called on the Iraqi government on Tuesday to dissolve 67 groups operating in the framework of the Iraqi popular forces, while all these groups were welcomed by Washington when they were fighting against the ISIL alongside the US forces. Then what has changed now," Atwan wrote on Wednesday.

Noting that Iraq's security and national identity is gradually reviving, he said that Hashd al-Shaabi forces or their leaders have demanded withdrawal of all the 5,500 US military troops from Iraq and are opposed to the US use of military bases in Iraq for possible attacks against Syria and Iran.

(*the timing of the hit piece on the late Saddam Hussein , serving to remind that he can only be 'taken out' once , airing last night was impeccable )

Jan 17 04:36

US senator links Trump troop withdrawal to deadly ISIL attack

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Lindsay Graham, a staunch Trump ally, directly blamed Wednesday's attack in the northern Syrian city of Manbij on the president's decision to quickly pull US forces out of the war-torn country.

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Jan 16 18:13

WAS MANBIJ ATTACK A FALSE FLAG TO IMPEDE SYRIA WITHDRAWAL?

Reportedly, four American soldiers were killed and three wounded in a suicide bombing in Syria’s northern flashpoint town of Manbij on Wednesday. Additionally, seven civilians were also killed and nine injured in the bombing, though some reports are mentioning a higher number of casualties.

Jan 16 16:33

BREAKING: Cumming man threatened to attack White House, authorities say

Federal authorities on Wednesday announced a terrorist case against a metro Atlanta resident accused of plotting to destroy the White House and other Washington D.C. government buildings.

Hasher Jallal Taheb, of Cumming, was arrested in Gwinnett County and appeared briefly in court in downtown Atlanta in the case brought the FBI.

Authorities said all threats have been neutralized and the suspect was believed to have been acting alone.

Jan 16 15:15

PBS (*propagandic bull _ _ _ _! } The Dictator's Playbook

Learn how Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq with an iron fist for almost 30 years. To maintain power, he used fear, intimidation and violence like few other dictators in history, but he made the fatal mistake of believing his regime could take on the world.

(*The local PBS affiliate is going to be airing this bag of XXXX tonight . teaser video at source)

Jan 16 13:53

Rep. Steny Hoyer’s Not Waiting For Pres. Trump’s Response — “The State of the Union is off”

Correct me if I am wrong but POTUS can do #SOTU anywhere, even from Oval Office.

Do you know of any Commander-in-chief that has received this amount of disrespect because he wanted to protect Americans

Rep. Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to the White House suggesting that Pres. Trump postpone the State of the Union because she’s worried about the security of lawmakers.

Jan 16 12:34

SearchSearchUS Plans Expansion to Arctic in Bid to Challenge Russia, but Can It?

Washington will send a Navy warship to sail through the Arctic in a demonstration of its growing ambitions in the far North, the US Navy secretary said. But will it be enough to challenge Russia?

The US has long since set its sights upon the Arctic, which it openly sees as a potential new arena for a geopolitical standoff. As the planet's changing climate gradually turns ice-bound wastes into passable waterways, Washington is clearly intending to get its piece of the economic action in a region that might well become a major sea trade lane one day.

Jan 16 12:23

Democrats Turn On Obama's "Establishment" Legacy As 2020 Approaches

As Democrats turn their attention to the 2020 primaries, there is a marked sense of deflation over the prospects of beating Donald Trump. The thought of candidacies from Elizabeth Warren - botched DNA "reveal" aside, and the ever-confident Joe Biden, have failed to stoke much excitement throughout the Democratic base.

As Vanity Fair's T.A. Frank notes, Democrats surveying their options going into 2020 have begun to genuinely question the state of their party - and an increasing number of them are settling on the conclusion that Obama was a bad president.

Jan 16 11:48

Scott Adams: Kamala Harris, Some Fake News You Think is Real, and Climate Update

Kamala Harris video had persuasion powers
It appealed to her base, showed her personality
Four Examples of normal explanations vs. batshit crazy ones
Climate change, Too bad skeptical arguments
Climate change outstanding questions

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1085553466963984384

Jan 16 11:24

US 'fully' responsible if INF collapses, Russia says

Moscow has blamed Washington for the looming collapse of a key nuclear arms control deal after consultations between the two sides made no progress to reach an accord to save the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in Geneva on Tuesday that fresh talks with his American counterpart had made no headway in resolving the United States’ intention to withdraw from the INF. He held the US responsible for the failure of the bilateral negotiations.

"Responsibility for this fully and completely rests with the American side," the Russian diplomat said after the talks in Geneva.

Jan 16 11:21

Vox: Trump Serving Clemson Players Fast Food Criticized as ‘Racist and Classist’

Liberal website Vox criticized President Trump on Tuesday for serving fast food to the Clemson Tigers, claiming that Trump’s belief that fast food would be the preferred meal of the athletes was “racist and classist.”

The president took criticism from much of the mainstream media for his decision to go with fast food. Including accusations that he was “disrespecting” the players, was “unsophisticated,” or was somehow being cheap, Vox said in its January 15 post.

“One poked fun at the juxtaposition of presumably hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of silver and china ‘holding $29.50 of lukewarm dog shit,'” Vox explained.

Jan 16 10:39

Trump Aides "Scrambled" After He Raised Leaving NATO Altogether "Several Times"

President Trump has privately told senior administration officials that he wants to withdraw from NATO altogether, finds an explosive New York Times report:

Senior administration officials told The New York Times that several times over the course of 2018, Mr. Trump privately said he wanted to withdraw from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Current and former officials who support the alliance said they feared Mr. Trump could return to his threat as allied military spending continued to lag behind the goals the president had set.

Jan 16 10:37

Stockman Slams "Deep State Handmaid" NYTimes Over Trump Smear: "Are You F**king Kidding Me?"

The Donald has been on a red hot twitter rampage, and he's completely justified. Actually, we didn't think the Russian Collusion Hoax could get any stupider until we saw the New York Times' Friday evening bushwhack.

The trio of authors, apparently self-tortured victims of the Trump Derangement Syndrome, actually had the gall to print a story in the once and former Gray Lady of journalistic rectitude which was nothing more than an ugly smear on the sitting President of the United States - one that would have done Joe McCarthy proud:

Jan 16 10:36

Pelosi asks Trump NOT to deliver State of the Union during the government shutdown in bid to prevent prime time attack on Democrats as key Republican senators tell him to surrender

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi formally requested that Donald Trump delay his State of the Union address in a letter she sent the president on Wednesday.

The Democratic leader cited 'security concerns' amid the government shutdown that has lasted longer than any other federal closure in history at 26 days and counting.

She asked that he wait until the dispute that limits the functionality of the Department of Homeland Security has been resolved to deliver his speech to a joint session of Congress.

Pelosi had invited Trump earlier this month to address the House and Senate, per tradition, on Jan. 29 — a date that the White House accepted.

Jan 16 09:38

'Hire the best and fire the worst': Trump proposes biggest civil service change in 40 years

President Trump will seek to "hire the best and fire the worst" federal government employees under the most ambitious proposal to overhaul the civil service in 40 years, officials said.

The measures will be outlined in the budget plan that Trump will send to Congress Monday, said four Office of Management and Budget officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because the budget hasn't been released.

Trump foreshadowed the proposal in a line in his State of the Union address last week: "Tonight, I call on Congress to empower every Cabinet Secretary with the authority to reward good workers and to remove federal employees who undermine the public trust or fail the American people," he said.

Trump is using the VA Accountability Act, which gave the Secretary of Veterans Affairs greater authority to fire and discipline workers, as a model. The White House says that law has resulted in the dismissal of 1,470 employees, the suspension of 443, demotions for 83 others last year.

Jan 16 09:29

Nancy Pelosi Asks Trump to Delay State of the Union

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has requested that President Trump delay the State of the Union address while the government shutdown continues.

The New York Times reports: “Speaker Nancy Pelosi, citing security constraints from the ongoing government shutdown, has asked President Trump to reschedule his Jan. 29 State of the Union address or deliver it to Congress in writing unless the government reopens this week.”

Pelosi is concerned about the appearance of giving a high-profile speech to the nation while the government remains dysfunctional. On a more practical note, she points out security and logistical concerns as many government employees, including security personnel, are going without pay.

Jan 16 04:48

US and Britain conduct first joint drill in South China Sea

USS McCampbell and HMS Argyll join forces as US seeks to push back against China’s claims to disputed waters

The United States and Britain have conducted their first joint naval drills in the South China Sea, as Washington seeks support from its allies in challenging Beijing’s claims to the disputed waters.

US Navy guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell and Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll conducted operations together in the South China Sea from Friday last week until Wednesday, the two countries said.

The US said the two vessels had practised communication drills, division tactics, and a personnel exchange designed to address common maritime security priorities and enhance interoperability

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Jan 16 04:17

US arrests journalist working for Iran's state Press TV

Iranian broadcaster says Marzieh Hashemi was arrested after landing at St Louis international airport

An American journalist working for Iran's English-language Press TV has been arrested by US authorities on unspecified charges, the state-run broadcaster said on Wednesday.

Marzieh Hashemi, 59, was arrested upon arrival at St Louis Lambert International Airport on Sunday and transferred by the FBI to a detention facility in Washington, DC, Press TV said.

"Her relatives were unable to contact her, and she was allowed to contact her daughter only two days after her arrest," the Iranian broadcaster reported.
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Hashemi's reported arrest comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the US.

During his recent trip through the Middle East, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US is "redoubling" its efforts to put pressure on Iran, accusing it of destabilising the region.

Pompeo vowed to "expel every last Iranian boot" from Syria>>>

(*RELATED: from PRESS TV !

(*FARSNEWS UPDATE: FBI Jails, Tortures Muslim News Anchor wow! they added torture to the story !!!)

Jan 16 04:00

Texas Congressman With Ties to Controversial Donor Introduces $38 Billion Israel Aid Bill

Michael McCaul, the bill’s author, has a long record of supporting Israel and has received $90,000 from pro-Israel political action committees that give to both Republicans and Democrats.

On January 8th Republican Congressman Michael T. McCaul of Texas introduced H.R. 336, reported to be a companion bill to S.1, the Senate bill that would cement a $38 billion package to Israel, combat the movement to pressure Israel to adhere to international law known as BDS, and other measures.

The text of the bill is not yet publicly available>>>

Jan 15 12:05

Scott Adams: Putin Puppets CNN and Max Boot Doing Russia’s Bidding

CNN’s reaction to President Trump denying he’s a Russian asset
First CNN pushes, promotes Russian asset story
Now they are gasping in horror he has to deny their BS?
Max Boot’s article, 18 reasons President might be Russian asset
Laundry list of unrelated stuff other people did or said
CNN seems to have given up on Mueller
CNN is creating the news they’re reporting

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1085191025302237187

Jan 15 10:35

AG Nominee Barr Breaks From Trump: Sessions Should Have Recused Himself, Mueller Not on a Witch Hunt

Attorney General nominee William Barr is breaking sharply with the man who nominated him, President Donald Trump, on several issues near and dear to the commander-in-chief’s heart.

Jan 15 09:55

President Trump Tries to Create Defectors in House Democrat Caucus

A number of House Democrats are being courted by the White House as President Trump looks for concessions on his border wall to end the government shutdown.

Jan 15 09:11

Trump’s demand that South Korea pay more for U.S. troops leads to impasse

South Korea is resisting a Trump administration demand >>>

Jan 15 07:36

Trump Not Tolerating Differing Opinions, Fires Gen. Mattis

Retired US Navy Commander, Leah Bolger, says even though Gen. Mattis seems to have resigned, from the military perspective it is clear that he was fired from the administration.
In an exclusive interview with FNA, Leah Bolger said “Trump surrounds himself with Yes-men, and does not tolerate differing opinions” which is enough to “fire Gen. Mattis” after his disagreement with withdrawing US troops from Syria and Afghanistan.

Former US Secretary of Defense, before his resignation, had voiced his disagreement with some other Trump’s policies, including the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (Iran Nuclear Deal) and withdrawal from the Paris Accord concerning climate change.

Leah Bolger retired from the US Navy at the rank of Commander after twenty years of active duty service. After retirement, she started her peace activities. She is the creator and coordinator of the “Drones Quilt Project” which serves to recognize the victims of US combat drones and educate people. Currently she serves as the Chair of the Coordinating Committee of World Beyond War.

Below is the full text of the interview:>>>

Jan 15 07:27

US Sends More Military Convoys to Eastern Syria to Reinforce Military Bases Despite Trump's Pullout Call

The US Army continued reinforcing military bases under its control in Eastern Syria despite US President Donald Trump's declared decision for a pullout of Syria.

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) quoted informed sources as saying that a US military convoy comprising 100 military vehicles has entered Syria via the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.

It noted that the US military convoy also contained military and logistic equipment and has been sent to the US-led coalition bases in Eastern Euphrates region.

The source reiterated that the fortification of the US military bases in Eastern Syria is still continuing after Trump's decision to pull out forces from Syria.

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Jan 15 07:17

Erdogan, Trump consider setting up 'security zone' in Syria

Two leaders discuss situation in Syria over the phone amid growing tensions over the fate of US-allied Kurdish fighters.

The conversation on Monday came a day after Trump threatened on Twitter that he would "devastate" Turkey's economy if its forces attacked the US-backed Kurdish fighters, who helped Washington in its fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group.

The war of words between the two NATO allies is the latest consequence of Trump's surprising decision last month to withdraw US troops from northern Syria, potentially leaving the Kurdish militia under threat as Ankara weighs a new offensive there.

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Jan 15 07:16

US warns Turkey of economic 'devastation' if it hits Kurd forces

Threat by Trump draws response from Ankara telling Washington not to conflate Syrian Kurds with 'terrorist groups'.

US President Donald Trump has threatened to "devastate" Turkey's economy if it carries out a military offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria, drawing a response from Ankara which warned Washington against "shadowing" the country's strategic partnership with "terrorist propaganda".

Trump's threat on Sunday came amid tensions between the United States and Turkey over the fate of Washington's Syrian Kurdish allies in the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, ISIS) following his announcement last month that he plans to withdraw US forces from Syria.

"Starting the long overdue pullout from Syria while hitting the little remaining ISIS territorial caliphate hard, and from many directions," Trump wrote on Twitter, referring to ISIL.

"Will attack again from existing nearby base if it reforms. Will devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds," he added, while pushing for the creation of a 30km "safe zone

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US 'a highly unreliable' partner to Ankara: Turkish official

Jan 14 16:31

Petition to declare George Soros a terrorist reaches threshold for White House response

A petition calling for President Trump to declare liberal billionaire George Soros a terrorist and seize the assets of organizations tied to him has reached the threshold that requires a response from the White House.

The petition, which needed 100,000 signatures by Sept. 19, had almost 140,000 signatures as of Tuesday morning.

"Whereas George Soros has willfully and on an ongoing basis attempted to destabilize and otherwise commit acts of sedition against the United States and its citizens … The US Federal government, the DOJ should immediately declare George Soros and all of his organizations and staff members to be domestic terrorists, and have all of his personal an organizational wealth and assets seized under Civil Asset Forfeiture law," the petition by E.B. reads.

Soros, who donated millions to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, said in January that Trump "is going to fail as president."

Jan 14 15:00

Brand New Trump Ad: Walls Work

Jan 14 12:37

House Foreign Affairs chairman says committee will hold hearings on Trump-Putin relationship

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) announced that the panel will hold hearings on President Trump’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In a statement Saturday night that was repeated on Twitter Sunday morning, Engel made reference to what he called Trump’s “dark dealings” with “Putin and his cronies.”

“Every time Trump meets with Putin, the country is told nothing,” Engel said. “America deserves the truth and the Foreign Affairs Committee will seek to get to the bottom of it.”

Jan 14 12:12

Scott Adams: Russia, DeBlaisio, Gabbard, Jeff Bozo, FBI

Jeff Bozo and the President’s tweets
NYC Mayor De Blazio instituting universal health care
Gavin Newsome working on it also for California
Important, whether it works out or not
Russian collusion outcome seems obvious
Both sides will claim they were right all along
Eric Swalwell on taking interpreters notes
Destroying evidence indicates guilt
Hmm…Hillary destroyed evidence
Eric Swalwell requesting someone prove a negative
Is he assuming his followers are stupid?
FBI motivation, investigating President Trump…was vengeance
Is there evidence of that, or is it mind reading?
Will Tulsi Gabbard be the 2020 Democrat candidate?
Simple answer, how is CNN framing her?
Watch for who CNN coverage anoints
President Trump taking interpreters Putin meeting notes
Any chance Mueller hasn’t already talked to interpreter?
Big news if he has or hasn’t talked to him

Jan 14 12:11

Bernstein: Sources Told Me Mueller Report Shows Trump ‘Helped Putin Destabilize’ United States

Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” network political analyst and veteran reporter Carl Bernstein said his sources have told him that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report will show President Donald Trump “has helped” Russian President Vladimir Putin “destabilize” the United States.

Jan 14 12:10

Lindsey Graham: ‘Astonishing’ Trump Investigated as Russian Agent — ‘How Could the FBI Do That?’

On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) commented on a New York Times report that the FBI opened an investigation into President Donald Trump after he fired FBI Director James Comey.

Graham said, “Number one, that story came from somebody who leaked it with an agenda, so I’d like to know who leaked it because they have an agenda not very friendly to President Trump, and I, for one, don’t trust what I read in The New York Times.”

He added, “I’m going to ask the FBI director, ‘Was there a counterintelligence investigation opened up regarding the president as being a potential agent of the Russians?’ I find it astonishing, and to me, it tells me a lot about the people running the FBI, McCabe and that crowd. I don’t trust them as far as I can throw them. If this really did happen, Congress needs to know about it. And what I want to do is make sure, how could the FBI do that? What kind of checks and balances are there?”

Jan 14 09:39

What Trump’s Syrian Withdrawal Really Reveals

President Trump was wrong in asserting that the United States destroyed the Islamic State’s territorial statehood in a large part of Syria—Russia and its allies accomplished that—but he is right in proposing to withdraw some 2,000 American forces from that tragically war-ravaged country. The small American contingent serves no positive combat or strategic purpose unless it is to thwart the Russian-led peace negotiations now underway or to serve as a beachhead for a US war against Iran. Still worse, its presence represents a constant risk that American military personnel could be killed by Russian forces also operating in that relatively small area, thereby turning the new Cold War into a very hot conflict, even if inadvertently. Whether or not Trump understood this danger, his decision, if actually implemented—it is being fiercely resisted in Washington—will make US-Russian relations, and thus the world, somewhat safer.

Jan 13 23:33

Placing the USA on a collapse continuum with Dmitry Orlov

Stage 1: Financial collapse. Faith in “business as usual” is lost.
Stage 2: Commercial collapse. Faith that “the market shall provide” is lost.
Stage 3: Political collapse. Faith that “the government will take care of you” is lost.
Stage 4: Social collapse. Faith that “your people will take care of you” is lost.
Stage 5: Cultural collapse. Faith in “the goodness of humanity” is lost.

Jan 13 13:20

Scott Adams: The Turley Hypothesis, CNN’s Border Story

Jonathan Turley, legal scholar, article ponders the question…
Are Russian Collusion and deep state, confirmation bias?
Does confirmation bias fit the facts?
3 Possibilities, which one is most likely?
1. Deep state attempted to set up a candidate/President
2. President Trump is actually a Putin puppet
3. Both sides “saw” crimes, but actually confirmation bias
Prediction:
No convictions or impeachments for Russian Collusion or deep state activity
Humans can only invent ourselves or a better version of ourselves
Facebook is our heart and family
Twitter is our brain
Geo-Engineering the earth and other planets
Is God both our future and our past?

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1084478376214056961

Jan 13 11:40

THE TRUMP-RUSSIA SCAM - HOW OBAMA ENABLED THE FBI TO SPY ON TRUMP

Despite the loss of major narratives, the war of the deep state against U.S. President Trump continues unabated. The main of tool in this war are allegations of relations between Trump and anything Russia. The war runs along several parallel paths.

Jan 13 07:38

Netanyahu confirms weekend strike on 'Iranian weapons' in Syria

Syrian state media reported on Sunday one missile fired towards Damascus struck a warehouse at the city's airport.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Israel carried out an air raid on Iranian weapons in Syria over the weekend, a rare public confirmation of such attacks.

"Just in the last 36 hours the air force attacked Iranian warehouses containing Iranian weapons in the Damascus international airport," Netanyahu said on Sunday at the start of a cabinet meeting, according to his office.

"The accumulation of recent attacks shows that we're more determined than ever to act against Iran in Syria, just as we promised," the prime minister's office said.

Syrian state media reported on Sunday that Israeli warplanes fired a number of missiles towards Damascus, with one striking a warehouse at the airport. The raids triggered Syrian air defence to shoot down most of them.

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Israel's Fighter Jets Launch New Attacks on Damascus, Syrian Air Defense Intercepts 8 Rockets

Jan 13 06:54

US Army Fortifies Military Bases in Raqqa & Aleppo

US Army Fortifies Military Bases in Raqqa, Aleppo Despite Trump's Call for Troops Pullout from Syria

(*as Trump talks the $#!^ , the deep state walks the walk . Isn't that convenient , I MEAN AWFUL ?)

Jan 12 13:02

Scott Adams: The FBI, H1B VISAs, Steve King, Terrorist Deprogramming, and Climate

Plus bonus addendum: Quick Tutorial on Using Engineering to Take Politics Out of the Wall

CNN says Steve King said white supremacy is okay
Did he think that and say that? He clarified later, said no.
Even if true…would he have said it in public?
President Trump tweets to promote citizenship for H1B people
We want productive people, nothing to do with race
Your worldview, should be able to predict the future accurately
Look at your worldview carefully if it isn’t predictive
Social media companies change our opinions by what they feed us
In effect, they’re programming us, brainwashing us
Self-radicalized by the CNN silo
Self-radicalized by the FOX silo
Dogs for immigration patrolling
Study: White males most likely to question climate change
Study also said, the more they knew about topic…

Jan 12 11:20

It’s Splitsville for Trump and His Generals

Devoid of prior experience in either government or the military, Trump radically misconstrued the role of commander-in-chief. The title itself is a grand one, suggesting that the bearer makes decisions (Remember George W. Bush: “I am the decider.”), to which subordinates respond by briskly saluting, making an about face, and marching off to do precisely what they’ve been told to do.

As Trump has discovered, very much to his frustration, that’s not the way the civil-military relationship actually works. While enthusiasm may greet some presidential national security-related actions—calls to increase military spending, for example—others can induce resistance. Smart presidents minimize resistance by making sure that senior officers are onboard before announcing a decision. Less smart presidents—recall, for example, Bill Clinton’s abortive efforts to allow gays to serve openly in the armed forces— find themselves obliged to back down.

Jan 12 10:41

TRUMP DRINKS AT THE WRONG BARR!

President Donald J. Trump, much to his credit, does not frequent bars, as he admittedly does not drink alcohol. But in listening again to bad advice from establishment Republicans by nominating former George H.W. Bush Attorney General (AG) William “Bill” Barr to replace the cowardly and now disgraced Jeff Sessions, he clearly has swallowed the proverbial Kool-Aid. And, with the forced impending resignation of Sessions’ Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, just when it looked like the president was extricating himself from the swamp, he has fallen back into its dark and murky waters.

Jan 12 09:21

What Trump’s Syrian Withdrawal Really Reveals

A wise decision is greeted by denunciations, obstructionism, imperial thinking, and more Russia-bashing.

Jan 12 07:21

NeoCons Test Drive Newest Weapon to Crush Indie Media, Put MintPress in Their Crosshairs

The website [MintPress] does not disclose its liberal bent. For example, a January 2019 story was titled, “New Senate anti-BDS Bill Unconstitutional and Ineffective at Curbing Boycotts.” … Would you like to comment about making any political leanings transparent to online readers? — Question submitted by Newsguard to MintPress News

A recently founded venture claiming to be “a news rating agency” is making its big breakout in 2019 by claiming to be an authority at the forefront in the fight against “fake news.” Newsguard — which describes itself as an organization dedicated to “restoring trust and accountability” and using “journalism to fight false news, misinformation, and disinformation” — has begun targeting independent and alternative media organizations, including MintPress News, with a questionnaire developed to frame its victims as being on the political fringe and lacking professionalism and journalistic integrity in order to rank them as “unreliable” news sites.

Jennie Kamin, a reporter for Newsguard as well as an associate producer at CBS News, contacted me on Monday with a list of eight loaded questions that were crafted to put me on the defensive and undermine MintPress’ credibility from the get-go. Not only that, but the questions also frame MintPress as having a secret agenda aimed at hiding its ownership and funding.

A recently founded venture claiming to be “a news rating agency” is making its big breakout in 2019 by claiming to be an authority at the forefront in the fight against “fake news.” Newsguard — which describes itself as an organization dedicated to “restoring trust and accountability” and using “journalism to fight false news, misinformation, and disinformation” — has begun targeting independent and alternative media organizations, including MintPress News, with a questionnaire developed to frame its victims as being on the political fringe and lacking professionalism and journalistic integrity in order to rank them as “unreliable” news sites.

Jennie Kamin, a reporter for Newsguard as well as an associate producer at CBS News, contacted me on Monday with a list of eight loaded questions that were crafted to put me on the defensive and undermine MintPress’ credibility from the get-go. Not only that, but the questions also frame MintPress as having a secret agenda aimed at hiding its ownership and funding.>>>


a reporter for Newsguard as well as an associate producer at CBS News

(*so which is the bex ,
(A)newsquard is neo-con , or
(B)cbs is liberal , going after 'liberal biased' mint press news ?)

Jan 12 05:15

How Reuters Joined the US Government’s Offensive Against Iran

A 2013 Reuters report on Iran’s Setad has been cited in four books and was recently used to justify more sanctions on Iran by Mike Pompeo, but a look into the report’s sources and accuracy reveal questionable journalism and a clear agenda.

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Jan 12 05:04

Pompeo Touts US Goodness and Threatens More of It

Mideast Fact Meets Fiction: Mike Pompeo Touts US Goodness and Threatens More of It
Pompeo’s speech seems to have been a not-so-subtle means of putting the entire Mideast region and world on notice that the U.S. is poised to initiate a new era of military intervention in the Middle East in order to “liberate” nations that continue to resist U.S. influence and regional hegemony.

During a speech given Thursday at Cairo’s American University, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered remarks that some analysts have likened to a mix of evangelism and historical revisionism regarding the U.S.’ historical role in Middle Eastern and Northern African affairs.

Pompeo began his speech by stating:

"It’s the truth, lower-case ‘t’, that I’m here to talk about today. It is a truth that isn’t often spoken in this part of the world, but because I’m a military man by training, I’ll be very blunt and direct today: America is a force for good in the Middle East.”

Prior to his speech, at an earlier press conference, Pompeo made a similarly jarring characterization of U.S. involvement in the Middle East, stating:

America has always been a liberating force, not an occupying power, in the Middle East. We’ve never dreamed of domination....”

As he continued his presentation,>>>

Jan 11 13:05

Scott Adams Talks about Dear Diary, Rpos, and Climate Change Persuasion.

Jim Acosta became America’s piñata yesterday
He stood in front of the wall and said no problems here!
President tweets reply to Acosta, “Dear Diary”
CNN contacted San Diego station KUSI for anti-wall content
KUSI is pro-wall, CNN decided not to use their content?
Fentanyl deaths are being compared to Viet Nam war deaths
The border debate is bringing the country together
Average person knowledge of the issue increasing
Border arguments from both sides…without the politics
Drugs, crime, numbers of crimes versus rate percentage
VISA overstays
Why are there gaps in parts of the scientists climate change stance?
The historical data used in the hockey stick graph
It shows an earlier point, before CO2, same hockey stick
ClimateGate emails are a conspiracy theory, completely debunked
Data discrepancies from the past, tree ring experts and proxies

Jan 11 11:56

Both Sides : The Unconstitutional National Emergency Farce

The argument for a wall is quite frankly bullshit. It was a selling point during the presidential campaign. It is now a battle to save face and elevate Trump’s personality. There are several more pressing issues—namely: illegal wars, a bankster manipulated monetary system, and a national debt that will flatten the country… and sooner before later.

Jan 11 10:04

White House prepares to REPLACE ailing Ruth Bader Ginsburg as Trump aides quietly signal his allies should gear up for another Kavanaugh-style Senate fight

She's the subject of a Hollywood biopic and is very much alive, but the White House has been in contact with Senate Republicans about possible replacements for the ailing 85-year old Supreme Court justice.

The White House is even working on a short-list of possible nominees to replace Ginsburg, who broke her 25-year streak when she began missing oral arguments on Monday.

The White House counsel's office is even trading names with the office of new Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham. Politico published a list of them Thursday.

Jan 11 09:45

DNC Chair Won't Say 'What Changed' From 2006 or 2013 When Dems Voted for Border Security

On Wednesday morning, Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer asked DNC Chair Tom Perez "what changed" to convince Democrats who voted for increased border security in 2006 and 2013 to resolutely oppose President Donald Trump on a wall now. Perez did not answer the question, and attempted to combat the idea that the difference has more to do with personality than policy.

"You passed a lot of bills. [In] 2013, [Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)] voted for more border security. [Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)] voted for more border security. [Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)] voted for it. 2006, Hillary Clinton voted for it, Barack Obama voted for it; Schumer voted for it again going back 12 years," Hemmer noted.

"The Democrats believe in meaningful border security," Perez admitted. "I'm proud of the work I did under Barack Obama to make sure that we were securing our borders and countering violent extremism at home."

Jan 11 09:16

Can you guess the identity of Donald Trump’s toughest potential opponent in 2020?

At this moment the race for the Democratic nomination in 2020 appears to be completely wide open, but there is one potential candidate lurking in the shadows that could change everything. For a moment, I would like you to imagine what a perfect presidential candidate for the Democrats in 2020 would look like

Jan 11 08:52

President Trump is trying to prevent the US from becoming what Europe has become

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage weighs in on Europe's migrant crisis compare the the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Jan 11 08:52

Democrats v Trump – The Mexican Stand-Off

The reaction from the Democrats and the mainstream media against Trump is really absurd. VOXwrote that he should not even be allowed to address the nation. They wrote: “After watching President Trump’s primetime immigration speech Tuesday, my overwhelming impression was this: Why, oh why, did anyone think it was a good idea to air this on national television?”

Jan 10 14:59

Seattle TV Station Caught Doctoring Trump's Face During National Address

A Seattle Q13 Fox employee has been placed on leave after a disturbing "deepfake" video of President Trump aired during his national address on border security this week, according to mynorthwest.com.

In addition to dialing up the orange to oompa-loompa proportions, somehow the TV station was able to manipulate Trump on the fly to show him creepily sticking his tongue out at viewers.

That comparison reveals the Q13 video creating a loop of the President licking his lips — making it seem bizarre and unbalanced — it also seems that someone distorted the President’s face and my have added an orange tone to his skin -mynorthwest.com

Jan 10 13:25

Stefan Molyneux: The Truth About Trump's Wall Speech

Trump gave an impassioned speech about the need for America to build a wall along its southern border. What are the facts behind the rhetoric? Stefan Molyneux, Host of Freedomain, takes you on a fascinating journey to the real data behind the current government shutdown.

Jan 10 13:00

Scott Adams: Whiteboard Discussion of Border Persuasion

Great examples of CNN mind reading by Stephen Collinson
Guesses and hunches are being presented as news
Solar panels on the wall and vandalism
Whiteboard: Border Barrier Debate
Dems are winning on topics of drugs and crime
Effective mocking and sarcasm
If Mexico pays for the wall, would it then be “moral”?
Current immigration policies mostly benefit rich white people
VISA overstays versus sneaking across the border
About 70% of climate change skeptic points aren’t valid
Did Michael Mann use tree ring estimates for gaps…
…and later discontinue tree rings as an unreliable proxy?
Are testosterone levels in males decreasing, or are men evolving?
lifestyles that increase or decrease testosterone
Soy is everywhere, in a lot of our food

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1083378309361094656

Jan 10 12:40

Trump White House Preps Legal Justification for Declaring National Emergency of Border Wall

The White House is reportedly seriously considering legal options and rationale should President Trump declare a national emergency to construct a border wall.

Earlier today, President Trump told a scrum of reporters that he’s increasingly inclined to bypass Congress, including open-borders loving Democrats, and declare a national emergency to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. “I’ll probably will do it, maybe definitely,” he informed the press, using three adverbs that, while partially jumbling the meaning, clearly show he’s more than likely to use the option should Democrats continue to oppose his plan.

Jan 10 12:10

Trump Is Being Manipulated By The Deep State, Neocons, Ruling Elites, Zionists…

The article highlights that the decision by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to give former Wall Street Journal editorial writer Mary Kissel a senior position at the department, despite her previous clashes with US President Donald Trump, shows that neoconservatives are moving in on the administration, investigative reporter Dave Lindorff told Sputnik.

“That could be one answer… the other one could be that this kind of neocon person, which she is, are basically taking over the White House. I wouldn’t have called Trump a neocon when he was running for office, but I think his policies are at this point pretty much in the neocon playbook on foreign policy.”

Jan 10 11:58

Trump to Media: "I'd Say 80% of You Are Possibly in Coordination with the Opposition Party"

Jan 10 11:49

Trump cancels Davos trip citing ‘Democrat intransigence’ on shutdown

US President Donald Trump has canceled his planned trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, citing the ongoing impasse with congressional Democrats that’s keeping parts of the US government closed for a third week.

Trump, who is visiting the US-Mexico border on Thursday, tweeted from Texas that he will be “respectfully canceling” the Davos trip because of the “Democrats intransigence on border security.”

Jan 10 11:46

U.S. AND CHINA TUSSLE IN SOUTH CHINA SEA, CHINA ORDERS MILITARY "TO BE READY" TEST MOAB, RUSSIA AND IRAN PLAN DRILLS IN ATLANTIC

Tensions are continuing to rise between world superpowers. China has ordered its military to “enhance combat readiness” following a test of a MOAB (mother of all bombs); Russia and Iran are planning drills in the Atlantic; and the U.S. just sailed a Navy destroyer through the contested South China waters.

Last week, China’s President Xi Jinping Friday ordered the Chinese armed forces People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to enhance their combat readiness to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests after the U.S. had issued a travel warning to China stating Americans were at risk to arbitrary and indefinite detention.

Jan 10 09:40

If Trump Isn’t Planning to Draw Down U.S. Intervention in Somalia, He Should Be

The United States has maintained some degree of military presence inside Somalia for much of the last three decades, but a pattern of escalation that began late in former President Barack Obama's second term has markedly accelerated in the two years since President Donald Trump took office.

Airstrikes are on the rise; hundreds of U.S. boots are on the ground; and Trump's March 2017 decision to designate portions of Somalia as "areas of active hostility" means military operations can proceed with less oversight and greater tolerance for civilian casualties.

Jan 10 09:36

The shameful insubordination of John Bolton

"Don't upstage the boss" is a powerful maxim in Washington, and usually it applies to President Trump's White House. But National Security Adviser John Bolton doesn't seem to have gotten the memo.

"Bolton puts conditions on plan for withdrawal from Syria," reads one recent headline. "Contradicting Trump, Bolton says no withdrawal from Syria until ISIS destroyed, Kurds' safety guaranteed," blares another. "John Bolton says certain conditions must be met before U.S. withdraws from Syria," states a third.

Trump has been talking about U.S. troops leaving Syria for months. "We're coming out of Syria very soon," he said in March. "Let the other people take care of it now — very soon, very soon, we're coming out." By December, he'd lost his patience with those inside the government resistant to the move and abruptly announced a change in policy.

Jan 10 09:23

President Trump lays groundwork for national emergency declaration; cites humanitarian crisis of illegal migrants and human traffickers

Although widely expected to declare a national emergency in a televised address this evening, President Trump instead used the broadcast to appeal to the American people to demand Democrats capitulate and approve funding for border security.

In doing this, President Trump set the stage for invoking a new national emergency in the days ahead if Democrats fail to fund the border wall.

Citing a “growing humanitarian and security crisis,” the President cited an array of alarming (but true) statistics that describe the horrifying cost of illegal immigration. “Last month 20,000 migrant children were illegally brought into the United States,” the President stated, adding that those children were, “used as human pawns by ruthless gangs.”

Jan 10 09:02

With Golan at Stake, Netanyahu, Bolton Set Trump Straight on US Syria Withdrawal Plan

The state of Israel seems to share at least some of the responsibility for the latest shift of U.S. Syria policy — as National Security Adviser John Bolton announced on Sunday that President Donald Trump’s call to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria would now be “coordinated” with Israel, after meeting with top Israeli officials including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israel’s main motivation in preventing a swift U.S. exit from Syria was also made explicit by Netanyahu, who openly stated on Twitter that Israel’s push to obtain sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights – which is internationally recognized as part of Syria – was the driving factor behind Israel’s recent efforts to dramatically slow down Trump’s plan for an “immediate” withdrawal of U.S. troops currently occupying Syrian territory illegally.

Jan 10 08:57

Trump Foreign Policy for 2019

Never before has any presidential administration been as all over the place in terms of national security and foreign policy as is that of Donald J. Trump. Indeed, one might well argue that there is no overriding policy at all in terms of a rational doctrine arrived at through risk versus gain analysis of developing international situations. Instead, there has been a pattern of emotional reactions fueled by media disinformation supplemented by “gut feelings” about a series of ultimately bilateral relationships that frequently have little or nothing to do with American national interests.

Jan 10 03:59

Hashd Al-Sha'abi to Target Trespassing US Forces

A senior legislator in Baghdad on Wednesday warned the Pentagon to avoid a retreat from Syria to Iraq, saying that the US military troops will be targeted by Hashd al-Sha'abi (popular forces) otherwise.

Amer al-Fayez, a representative of Iraq's al-Bina coalition, was quoted by the Arabic-language al-Ma'aloumeh news website as saying on Wednesday that if the US forces cross the border into Iraq after withdrawing from Syria without a prior permission of the government in Iraq, they will come under attack by Hashd al-Sha'abi.

He added that the US forces cannot step onto Iraq's territories due to Hashd al-Sha'abi's firm opposition to their deployment.

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Jan 09 15:49

‘Total waste of time’: Trump walks out of shutdown talks with Democrats

President Donald Trump walked out of the negotiations with congressional Democrats, declaring it a “total waste of time” after they repeated their refusal to fund any sort of wall on the border with Mexico.

“Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time,” Trump tweeted, referring to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California). “I asked what is going to happen in 30 days if I quickly open things up, are you going to approve Border Security which includes a Wall or Steel Barrier? Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!”

Jan 09 12:29

Scott Adams: President Trump’s Speech, Pelosi and Schumer’s Taxidermist, CNN Mind Reading, and CO2

Our government is dysfunctional because the press is broken
Business model of the press today is different than in the past
Press today invokes “hair on fire” viewer responses
President Trump failed to persuade effectively
Schumer and Pelosi failed to persuade effectively
Everyone was arguing about the definition of a word
Don’t we need border control, even if Mexico doesn’t pay for it?
CNN’s S.E.Cupp demonstrates her mind reading powers
She knows President Trump’s secret intentions
S.E.Cupp knows what the President “really thinks”
CNN fake news making strategies
Whiteboard discussion of CNN’s fake news techniques
No evidence that CO2 makes a difference in climate change?
What is the counter argument?
Is CO2 a logarithmic factor in climate change?

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1083015699067359238

Jan 09 12:26

"A Soft Coup Against Donald Trump Is Underway" Declares Major Turkish Daily

Turkey is going on the attack against John Bolton following his weekend antics in the Middle East, which most recently included being snubbed by Erdogan in the Turkish capital. Bolton has now gone "rogue" and tried to undercut Trump's Syria pullout decision by setting his own preconditions, writes the editorial board of Turkey's most visible pro-government English language daily newspaper.

The pro-Erdogan, AKP-supporting Daily Sabah says "a soft coup against Donald Trump" is underway, but that Trump's "rogue" National Security Adviser got a "rude awakening" upon visiting Turkey yesterday:

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