This Year In Jerusalem: The Power And The Glory Of President Donald J. Trump

It’s all been worth it. In the wake of the Manchester terror attack, it’s all been worth it. To see AMERICAN PRESIDENT Trump in Israel, and Saudi Arabia, and hear him attack Muslim terrorism and the Persian Empire of Terror, Iran, it’s all been worth it. All the attacks against Trump voters and all the ugliness of Obama Dimocrats and their Russia mania, it’s all been worth it.

It’s all been worth it. To see Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu happy and relaxed with an American President at his side, not at his throat, it’s all been worth it. It’s all been worth it. To see President Trump and Bibi Netanyahu double schlong Barack Obama – It’s all been worth it:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a subtle yet significant swipe at Barack Obama’s foreign policy legacy without even mentioning the name of that former president.

I want to tell you,” Netanyahu said to President Trump during a joint press conference Monday, “how much we appreciate the reassertion of American leadership in the Middle East.” Veiled as a compliment to Trump, the implication was a clear swat against Obama. [snip]

With his praise of the current president, Netanyahu expressed his opinion in the relative goodness of Trump and awfulness of Obama.

Prime Minister Netanyahu understands that in his neighborhood you must not show weakness. Barack Obama tried to make Israel not only appear weak, but to be weak and bow, as Obama did to Muslim terrorists and the Persian Empire of Terror, Iran. Prime Minister Netanyahu is strong and mocked the fey weakling and Muslim terrorist sympathizer/enabler called Barack Hussein Obama:

Where Obama tried negotiating with Iran, Trump has rattled his saber. And while Obama gave the Jewish state a cold shoulder, Trump has promised closer cooperation to avoid nuclear proliferation in the region.

The United States and Israel can declare with one voice,” Trump said Monday, “that Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon, never ever, and must cease its deadly funding, training and equipping of terrorists and militias, and it must cease immediately.

That’s notably different in tone and substance from Obama’s marquee foreign policy achievement. The Iran nuclear agreement, which the former president negotiated in 2015, keeps Iran from getting a nuclear weapon in the short run in exchange for more than $100 billion in sanctions relief from the U.S.

As both Netanyahu and Trump have criticized, that agreement does not prohibit Iran from enriching uranium and only lasts for about a decade.

In Saudi Arabia, President Donald J. Trump literally picked up a saber and rattled it as he danced. In Israel, the great American President Donald J. Trump laid waste to Barack Obama’s signature collusion with Muslim terrorists and the Persian Empire of Terror, Iran:

President Trump: “I just left, I will say, I just left Saudi Arabia. The King, we had an amazing two days and, their feeling towards Israel is really very positive. Tremendous progress has been made. I think a lot of that progress has been made because of the aggression of Iran, and it’s forcing people together in a very positive way. And if you look at King Salman, and Saudi Arabia, and others that I was with, UAE, and Bahrain, and Kuwait and so many others, it was something. It was very historic what took place over the last two days. But I could see a much deeper path to friendship with Israel and I think a lot of that is spurred on, whatever it takes, but a lot of that is spurred on by what’s happening with Iran. So progress has been made.

Prime Minister Netanyahu: I think that the fact that you have taken a very strong position on Iran, a different position, not only helps security but also helps propel the possibility of reconciliation and peace between Israel and the Arab world. And that will help reconciliation between Israel and the Palestinians. Of course not all, that I will like to discuss before the cameras, but I do look forward to our discussions which are pregnant with possibilities.

President Trump: You know with Iran, Iran should be very grateful to the United States because Iran negotiated a fantastic deal with the previous administration. A deal that is unbelievable from any standpoint. Some people don’t understand even how it could be even thought of. And instead of being thankful and saying “thank you”, because they were in serious trouble.

I think they would have failed, totally failed within six months. We gave them a life-line. And we not only gave them a life-line, we gave them wealth and prosperity. And we also gave them an ability to continue with terror, and with all of the things they’ve been doing.

Because, no matter where we go we see the signs of Iran in the middle east. No matter where we go. Whether it’s Syria where we were really forced to shoot the 59 missiles a few weeks ago. No matter what area we’re in we see… Yemen, Iraq, no matter where we are, we see the signs, every sign, whether it’s soldiers, whether it’s money and guns, it’s Iran.

And, instead of saying “thank you” to the United States, they now feel emboldened. Maybe they figure ‘the deal was so good we can do it every time’. They can’t do it, believe me. But it was a terrible, a terrible thing for the United States to enter that deal. And, believe me, Iran will never have a nuclear weapon.

It’s all been worth it just for that clear declaration of American purpose and American friendship:

JERUSALEM — U.S. President Donald Trump assailed Iranian aggression and military ambitions Monday on his first visit to Israel as the American leader, drawing quick approval from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Trump attacked the administration of former U.S. President Barack Obama for agreeing to the 2015 international deal restraining Iran’s nuclear weapons program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions against Tehran, a pact the Jewish state adamantly, but unsuccessfully, opposed.

“I want you to know how much we appreciate the change in American policy on Iran,” Netanyahu told Trump at the end of a day of meetings and ceremony. “I want want to tell you also how much we appreciate the reassertion of American leadership in the Middle East.”

Trump attacked Iran throughout the day, saying, “Instead of being thankful, saying thank you” for the nuclear deal, Iranians “now feel emboldened,” with signs of Tehran’s fighters, money and weapons in Yemen, Iraq and Syria. “We not only gave them a lifeline, we gave them wealth and prosperity. It was a terrible thing for the United States to enter into that deal.”

Barack Obama treachery is finally countered with President Donald J. Trump’s America First policy:

Respect for Israel and PM Netanyahu: Trump vs. Obama
Body language and rhetoric dramatically changed with new president in the White House

President Donald Trump’s warm reception in Israel this week cast a sharp contrast with the often visibly icy state of U.S.-Israeli relations under the previous administration.

Gone was the often stiff and hostile body language on display when former President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu met, replaced with frequent smiles and laughter.

Just look at the footage you just showed. Look at the body language, look at the smiles,” said White House advisor Dr. Sebastian Gorka on Fox News Tuesday. “It’s so very different. How much different after eight years of Israel being shunned by the last administration?” he said.

The smiles tell you everything,” Gorka said. “Our closest ally is now being treated as our closest ally in the Middle East,” he said.

U.S.-Israeli relations deteriorated significantly under the previous administration. Obama and his administration often criticized Israel over the issue of settlements, and his pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran infuriated Israeli leaders.

The tension over U.S. rhetoric and policies often became personal.

“I have no doubt we’ll get along very well,” Netanyahu predicted following Barack Obama’s election in 2008. But by 2015, the Huffington Post was dissecting “The Worst Relationship Between A U.S. President And An Israeli Prime Minister Ever.”

In March 2010, a meeting between the two world leaders in the White House was widely reported to be disastrous.

One Israeli newspaper called the meeting ‘a hazing in stages,’ poisoned by such mistrust that the Israeli delegation eventually left rather than risk being eavesdropped on a White House telephone line,” reported the New York Post.

“Another said that the Prime Minister had received ‘the treatment reserved for the President of Equatorial Guinea,’” the Post reported.

The Prime Minister leaves America disgraced, isolated, and altogether weaker than when he came,” the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz said.

Obama — whose very first trip outside North America as President included a jaunt to Muslim countries in the Middle East — would not visit Israel until his second term in office.

Barack Obama stabbed Israel in the back. President Donald J. Trump gloriously embraces Israel to all the world:

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that shared concern about Iran was driving Israel and many Arab states closer and demanded that Tehran immediately cease military and financial backing of “terrorists and militias”.

In stressing threats from Iran, Trump echoed a theme laid out during weekend meetings in Saudi Arabia with Muslim leaders from around the world, many wary of the Islamic Republic’s growing regional influence and financial muscle. [snip]

Trump received a warm welcome in Riyadh from Arab leaders, especially over his tough line on Tehran, which many Sunni Muslim Arab states regard as seeking regional control.

In Jerusalem, in public remarks after talks with Israeli leaders on the first day of his two-day visit, he again focused on Iran, pledging he would never let Tehran acquire nuclear arms.

What’s happened with Iran has brought many of the parts of the Middle East toward Israel,” Trump said at a meeting with President Reuven Rivlin. [snip]

I want you to know how much we appreciate the change in American policy on Iran which you enunciated so clearly,” Netanyahu, who had an acrimonious relationship with former U.S. President Barack Obama, told Trump at his official residence. [snip]

In Jerusalem’s walled Old City, Trump toured the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and became the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest place where Israel allows Jews to pray in a city sacred to three religions.

Trump will have visited significant centers of Islam, Judaism and Christianity by the end of his trip, a point that his aides say bolsters his argument that the fight against Islamist militancy is a battle between “good and evil”.

The Persian Empire of Terror will continue to try to destroy President Donald J. Trump. In America, there are those who wish to destroy President Donald J. Trump too. In the middle east, and in America, the enemy, under different guises, comes from The Swamp.

President Trump fights the Obama Dimocrat Swamp in Washington D.C. and their friends and allies in the Persian Empire of Terror.

In Jerusalem, President Donald J. Trump continues the fight. For that alone, it’s all been worth it.


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  1. Meanwhile in Paris, pussyhat wearers are in turmoil:

    Women in Paris Protest Against ‘No Go Zones’ Where Immigrant Men Terrorize Them

    Women in Paris have been protesting against ‘no go zones’ where immigrants from Asia and Africa pester and abuse them.

    It’s claimed the district of Chapelle-Pajol, in the north east of the French capital, has become more dangerous for women as the rate of immigration there grows. Large groups of men are said to hang around in the streets, sometimes drinking, and often intimidate women.

    One 80-year-old woman from the district has even said she was sexually assaulted walking home one night.

    Others have complained about catcalls and verbal abuse, which makes them feel unsafe.

    Dozens turned out to protest against the so-called ‘no go zones’ on Friday. ‘The problems in the area are real,’ Clare Rougy, one of the demonstrators, told The Local.

    She added: ‘It is aggressive and you see men fighting in the streets. Women do not feel safe.’

    Another woman, identified as 50-year-old Natalie, told Le Parisien newspaper: ‘The atmosphere is agonising, to the point of having to modify our itinerary, our clothes. Some even gave up going out.’

    SOS La Chapelle, which organized the protest, has launched an online petition urging Paris authorities to highlight the harassment, drug-dealing and crime plaguing parts of Paris. It has so far been signed by more than 18,000 people.

    Call Macron, tell him to take off the pussyhat and act like President Donald J. Trump.


    Salman Abedi named as the Manchester suicide bomber – what we know about him

    The suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured dozens more at the Manchester Arena has been named as 22-year-old Salman Abedi.

    Born in Manchester in 1994, the second youngest of four children his parents were Libyan refugees who came to the UK to escape the Gaddafi regime.

    His parents were both born in Libya but appear to have emigrated to London before moving to the Fallowfield area of south Manchester where they have lived for at least ten years. [snip]

    There were unconfirmed reports in Manchester that the whole family apart from the two elder sons recently returned to Libya.

    Abedi was named by Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins on Tuesday.


    The Unapologetic American: Donald Trump Brings a New Message to the Middle East

    President Donald Trump’s Sunday address in Saudi Arabia was bound to inspire comparisons to the speech Barack Obama delivered in Cairo, Egypt at a similar point in his young presidency. And just like his predecessor, Mr. Trump expressed gratitude and respect for his hosts. But the 45th U.S. President quickly made clear that he did not fly to the Middle East on his first overseas trip in order to explain what’s wrong with America.

    It would be a crude overstatement to say that the message has gone from America worst to America first in one presidency. Mr. Obama did speak favorably of his country several times during his Cairo address. But the difference between Barack Obama’s speech in 2009 and the Trump remarks on Sunday in Riyadh is striking.

    In 2009, Mr. Obama started out by making the case why Muslims should view his country with distrust:

    We meet at a time of great tension between the United States and Muslims around the world — tension rooted in historical forces that go beyond any current policy debate. The relationship between Islam and the West includes centuries of coexistence and cooperation, but also conflict and religious wars. More recently, tension has been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims, and a Cold War in which Muslim-majority countries were too often treated as proxies without regard to their own aspirations. Moreover, the sweeping change brought by modernity and globalization led many Muslims to view the West as hostile to the traditions of Islam.

    Later, Mr. Obama faulted the United States for overreacting to 9/11 and noted that he had ordered the closing of the prison at Guantanamo Bay by early 2010—a promise he would not fulfill. Mr. Obama also sought to make sure that the U.S. received an ample share of the blame for its poor relations with one of the world’s primary sponsors of terrorism:

    For many years, Iran has defined itself in part by its opposition to my country, and there is in fact a tumultuous history between us. In the middle of the Cold War, the United States played a role in the overthrow of a democratically elected Iranian government. Since the Islamic Revolution, Iran has played a role in acts of hostage-taking and violence against U.S. troops and civilians. This history is well known. Rather than remain trapped in the past, I’ve made it clear to Iran’s leaders and people that my country is prepared to move forward.

    Go to Hell Barack, take that lantern-jawed sleeveless freak of a wife with you.

  4. Agree wholeheartedly with your analysis administrator . Yes, I would have liked some more substantive measures, but what a joy to see an American President and Israeli PM acting respectful and friendly towards one another. The barbaric act in the UK is why stopping regimes like that in Tehran and N. Korea is more important anything. These state sponsors of terror , one already with nuclear weapons and the other about a few weeks away if they should chose, can kills tens of millions of people with the push of a button or more likely provide the radicals dirty bombs and make terror incidents since 9/11 look small in comparison given the opportunity. I hope Trump can use the good will earned on this very successful first trip abroad as POTUS to move forwards with his campaign promises despite the “resistance” by the dems and from within his own party. I think limiting access to the press would be the first step, purging his administration of those who have not served him well, and just as in the election going to Wisconsin , Ohio, Michigan, Fl, etc and get the people to rally behind his plans and pressure their congressmen and senators to get on board or they will be voted out. easier said than done, but this narrative of corruption and impeachment we hear non-stop on MSM has to be pushed back .

  5. Admin: a thought just occurred to me.

    Up to this point, the assumption has been that the Russia story was a meme connived by the Clinton campaign to explain the election loss, and promulgated by big media to explain why they and their vaunted pollsters were proven wrong on the election.

    I do not doubt this was part of it.

    However, why is the intelligence committee pursuing it as well?

    I think it is not unlikely that the allegation of Russian collusion was a pretext to spy on Americans, not for national security purposes but for political ones.

    In other words, they wanted to spy on Americans, knew it was illegal, therefore they connived an excuse, to inoculate themselves against the risk that they were breaking the law and violating the Fourth Amendment.

  6. And if that is true, then the dark mover behind the scene of iniquity is the deep state—a greater evil than their accomplices, i.e. the dims, or big media.



    According to Trey Yingst of One America News Network, Team Trump has identified three sources of the leaks flowing so liberally from the White House. He also reports that “multiple people” will be fired when President Trump returns from his trip abroad.

    Why haven’t the leakers already been fired? Yingst says it’s because their names are “being run by the Office of Government Ethics.” (What that means, and for what purpose, is unclear to me.)

    Yingst also says the possibility of criminal prosecution is on the table. If true, that’s good news.

    Leaking that Trump screamed at the television when he saw a report on James Comey’s investigation is not a crime. However, leaking classified information without authorization is.

    Thus, for example, whoever read to the New York Times excerpts from the memorandum of conversation of President Trump’s meeting with top Russian officials is guilty of a crime. If the administration has identified this leaker, he or she should be prosecuted to the max.

    As Michael Gerson, a fierce critic of Trump and his administration, says:

    Th[e] [memorandum of conversation] is a document of very limited distribution. According to sources I consulted, it typically would not have even been given to the director of the CIA. This was a leak of an extremely sensitive and highly classified document by a very senior person. . . .

    Whoever read this material over the telephone to a reporter was playing for the highest stakes. He or she was also risking not only a career, but a prison term. If the leaker is exposed, this administration will give no quarter.

    As someone who handled classified material during the George W. Bush administration, I can attest to the deadly seriousness of these matters. This type of high-level leak leaves the president and his inner circle unable to trust his team. It leaves foreign officials unable to feel confident in the confidentially of the highest-level diplomatic discussions. And it points to a foreign policy establishment that is making political judgments, which involve serious dangers. . . .

    A leak of classified material to damage the president is the abrogation of a professional standard, and the arrogation of democratic authority. It can lead to a very bad place, in which national security and law enforcement officials are engaged in payback or (worse) pursuing political goals beyond their remit. This undermines the authority of the institutions they serve by confirming the view, held by a significant number of Americans, that the “system” is somehow rigged.

    Gerson blames Trump for creating “the snake-pit atmosphere in which leaks are incessant.” True or not, it is up to Trump to crack down.

    The other day, I wrote:

    A successful presidency does not depend on major legislative accomplishment in the first 100 days. It depends more on establishing a stable, loyal team and gaining public confidence by avoiding unforced errors during the early days of an administration.

    To accomplish these two things, President Trump needs quickly to step up his game.

    Firing leakers and prosecuting the ones who leaked classified information would be a good start.

  8. Oh dear, oh dear. The Donald stated the obvious and let it be known that the Manchester moron splodey guy who hated little white girls was a Libyan migrant from a family of Libyan migrants BEFORE the UK “police” services had concocted an “explanatory” cover story for his sad loser life. The Trump killshot for jihadi moron murderers, calling them LOSERS, had no appeal for the appeasing and politically correct constabulary who demonstrated yet again that hurt feelings of Muslims is much more important than murdered and mutilated little white girls. The Libyan Loser’s parents had decamped back to Libya and only the loser and his loser brother(s) were left in the UK indicating something was up for them to leave all that free stuff behind. The May government and police across the UK must now protect Muslim adult males, because of President Trump stating inconvenient things too early, from all of those slag, trashy, low class white female children who exist for the murder, torture, sex slavery, and hatred of the preferred new migrant class of Britain. How dare a half-Scot billionaire upstart elected by their security partner, who pays the bills, question the NEW class system of the UK. He doesn’t know his place, sniff. The “appeasement” class of the UK is the same as the old “appeasement” class of pre WWII only now they run to mosque’s to pray instead of visiting Nazi Germany for photo-ops and parties.


    The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall, according to once top-secret documents that chronicle some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S. intelligence community.

    More than 5 percent, or one out of every 20 searches seeking upstream Internet data on Americans inside the NSA’s so-called Section 702 database violated the safeguards Obama and his intelligence chiefs vowed to follow in 2011, according to one classified internal report reviewed by Circa.

    The Obama administration self-disclosed the problems at a closed-door hearing Oct. 26 before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that set off alarm. Trump was elected less than two weeks later.

    The normally supportive court censured administration officials, saying the failure to disclose the extent of the violations earlier amounted to an “institutional lack of candor” and that the improper searches constituted a “very serious Fourth Amendment issue,” according to a recently unsealed court document dated April 26, 2017.

    The admitted violations undercut one of the primary defenses that the intelligence community and Obama officials have used in recent weeks to justify their snooping into incidental NSA intercepts about Americans.

    Circa has reported that there was a three-fold increase in NSA data searches about Americans and a rise in the unmasking of U.S. person’s identities in intelligence reports after Obama loosened the privacy rules in 2011.

    Officials like former National Security Adviser Susan Rice have argued their activities were legal under the so-called minimization rule changes Obama made, and that the intelligence agencies were strictly monitored to avoid abuses.

    The intelligence court and the NSA’s own internal watchdog found that not to be true.

    “Since 2011, NSA’s minimization procedures have prohibited use of U.S.-person identifiers to query the results of upstream Internet collections under Section 702,” the unsealed court ruling declared. “The Oct. 26, 2016 notice informed the court that NSA analysts had been conducting such queries inviolation of that prohibition, with much greater frequency than had been previously disclosed to the Court.”

    The American Civil Liberties Union said the newly disclosed violations are some of the most serious to ever be documented and strongly call into question the U.S. intelligence community’s ability to police itself and safeguard American’s privacy as guaranteed by the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment protections against unlawful search and seizure.

    “I think what this emphasizes is the shocking lack of oversight of these programs,” said Neema Singh Guliani, the ACLU’s legislative counsel in Washington.

    “You have these problems going on for years that only come to the attention of the court late in the game and then it takes additional years to change its practices.

    “I think it does call into question all those defenses that we kept hearing, that we always have a robust oversight structure and we have culture of adherence to privacy standards,” she added. “And the headline now is they actually haven’t been in compliacne for years and the FISA court itself says in its opinion is that the NSA suffers from a culture of a lack of candor.”

    The NSA acknowledged it self-disclosed the mass violations to the court last fall and that in April it took the extraordinary step of suspending the type of searches that were violating the rules, even deleting prior collected data on Americans to avoid any further violations.

    “NSA will no longer collect certain internet communications that merely mention a foreign intelligence target,” the agency said in the statement that was dated April 28 and placed on its Web site without capturing much media or congressional attention.

    In question is the collection of what is known as upstream “about data”about an American that is collected even though they were not directly in contact with a foreigner that the NSA was legally allowed to intercept.

    The NSA said it doesn’t have the ability to stop collecting ‘about’ information on Americans, “without losing some other important data. ” It, however, said it would stop the practice to “reduce the chance that it would acquire communication of U.S. persons or others who are not in direct contact with a foreign intelligence target.”

    The NSA said it also plans to “delete the vast majority of its upstream internet data to further protect the privacy of U.S. person communications.”

    Agency officials called the violations “inadvertent compliance lapses.” But the court and IG documents suggest the NSA had not developed a technological way to comply with the rules they had submitted to the court in 2011.

    Officials “explained that NSA query compliance is largely maintained through a series of manual checks” and had not “included the proper limiters” to prevent unlawful searches, the NSA internal watchdog reported in a top secret report in January that was just declassified. A new system is being developed now, officials said.

    The NSA conducts thousand of searches a year on data involving Americans and the actual numbers of violations were redacted from the documents Circa reviewed.

    But a chart in the report showed there three types of violations, the most frequent being 5.2 percent of the time when NSA Section 702 upstream data on U.S. persons was searched.

    The inspector general also found noncompliance between 0.7 percent and 1.4 percent of the time involving NSA activities in which there was a court order to target an American for spying but the rules were still not followed. Those activities are known as Section 704 and Section 705 spying.

    The IG report spared few words for the NSA’s efforts before the disclosure to ensure it was complying with practices, some that date to rules issued in 2008 in the final days of the Bush administration and others that Obama put into effect in 2011.

    “We found that the Agency controls for monitoring query compliance have not been completely developed,” the inspector general reported, citing problems ranging from missing requirements for documentation to the failure to complete controls that would ensure “query compliance.”

    The NSA’s Signal Intelligence Directorate, the nation’s main foreign surveillance arm, wrote a letter back to the IG saying it agreed with the findings and that “corrective action plans” are in the works.

  10. We remember when the Pope attacked candidate Trump. Now, the Pope smiles:

    Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis urged Donald Trump to use his US presidency to promote peace around the world as the two leaders swapped sparring for smiles in their first face-to-face meeting, at the Vatican on Wednesday.

    Trump’s audience with the 80-year-old pontiff, a keenly-anticipated highlight of his first overseas tour, lasted just under half an hour and concluded with both men beaming, for the cameras at least.

    “He is something,” the president later said of his host. “We had a fantastic meeting.”

    The Vatican described the discussions as “cordial” and stressed the two men’s joint opposition to abortion and shared concern for persecuted Christians in the Middle East.

    Melania is Catholic. At the Vatican Melania was draped in stunning lace dress and veil. Look at this photo as the prefect of the papal household might be leering:

  11. Yahoo naturally had a snarky comment about how the two women didn’t wear a hijab when they were in Saudi Arabia. Wait for the next round of meltdowns from the progressives about their Islamophobia and Catholic subjugation of women.


    Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff is now endorsing legislation that would cut off U.S. funding to the de facto Palestinian government if it continued to aid terrorists after he initially declined to endorse the GOP-led measure.

    A campaign spokeswoman told the Washington Free Beacon in an email Tuesday that if elected, Ossoff will vote for the Taylor Force Act, which would strip American funding from the Palestinian Authority until it stopped granting payments to terrorists and their families.

    The endorsement came two days after Ossoff refused to back the bill while speaking at a Jewish War Veterans meeting in a suburb of Atlanta, Ga., on Sunday. Though Ossoff suggested he was receptive to the measure, he stopped short of pledging support, according to local media.

    Ossoff again declined to support the bill on Monday. He told the Free Beacon in an emailed statement that he intended to introduce his own measure to block U.S. funding from the Palestinian Authority should it continue to stipend terrorists.

    “In my first week in office, I’ll introduce legislation authorizing the State Department to cut off funding to the Palestinian Authority if it is funding families of terrorists, as well as directing the State Department and U.S. intelligence agencies to work more aggressively to prevent the terrorist group Hamas from increasing its influence in the West Bank,” Ossoff said.

    Pressed to clarify how this differed from the Taylor Force Act, a campaign spokeswoman replied a day later that Ossoff will vote for the legislation if elected.

    The Taylor Force Act, introduced by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R., Colo.) in February, is named in honor of U.S. Army veteran Taylor Force, who was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist last year while on a Vanderbilt University tour in Tel Aviv.

    Republican Karen Handel, who is running against Ossoff in Georgia’s 6th congressional district, offered a full-fledged endorsement of the Taylor Force Act during the same meeting on Sunday.

    Why on Earth (do) we give money to organizations that sponsor terrorism?” Handel said. “It’s commonsense … Why would we pay money to the very people who are killing our own citizens, and citizens of our allies?

    Handel also criticized the Iran nuclear deal inked under former President Barack Obama to deter Tehran’s nuclear ambitions in exchange for relaxed economic sanctions.

    The State Department in January released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority before the Trump administration took office. In 2016, the Obama administration gave the group $357 million, according to the Times of Israel.

    Ossoff, who will face Handel in a runoff election on June 20, has faced criticism for his ties to anti-Israel entities. A financial disclosure report filed in March unveiled that Ossoff has received over $5,000 from Qatari-owned Al Jazeera since January 2016.

    Ossoff also worked five years as a congressional staffer for Rep. Hank Johnson (D, Ga.), who compared Jewish settlers in Israel to termites during July’s Democratic National Convention. Johnson has endorsed Ossoff.


    President Trump’s Trailblazing Pro-Israel Actions

    Many were waiting for President Trump’s trip to Israel to decide whether Mr. Trump’s pledges of friendship and support for Israel were as real today as what had been enunciated during his presidential campaign. Some had suggested that Mr. Trump had been “deep-stated” by those within the establishment who were ambivalent regarding the important alliance between our country and Israel.

    The results are in.

    During the last three days, Mr. Trump has made trailblazing and unprecedented gestures before the entire world demonstrating an unequivocal bond and affection for the Jewish people and for the Jewish State.

    In his visit to Saudi Arabia, while addressing the assemblage of those representing most of the Arab world, Mr. Trump declared words that previous leaders may have believed but were afraid, unwilling, or hesitant to utter. The President adamantly spoke to them about a State of Israel, a state that he admires, and went further in affirming Israeli sovereignty by speaking of its prime minister, mentioning his name, Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel was no longer allowed to be the elephant in the Islamic room, but something that for the first time in their midst was mentioned as a reality, a sovereign nation, and an entity with which America is proud to be in association.

    He mentioned in his public speech to them that from Saudi Arabia, he was traveling directly to Israel. Direct travel to Israel was something that heretofore was not permitted by the Saudis, and it constituted a challenge from Mr. Trump to them, namely, that Israel must be for them a connection, a destination. This took great courage; but more so it demonstrated that for Mr. Trump Israel is a country with which he is proud to be associated with, and its recognition as a Jewish state is an incontrovertible basis for Arabic and Muslim participation in the goals of his administration and the contours of global reality.

    Upon President Trump’s arrival in Israel, one was moved by the unquestionable warmth, something personal, between himself and Mr. Netanyahu and between their wives, Melania and Sara. There appears to be real friendship and affection, born of his regard for Israel as a land rooted in a righteous and sacred destiny. It is rooted in Mr. Trump’s respect for those nations willing to stand up and stand out in the fight against the scourge of Islamic terrorism. Respect and affection, mind and heart.

    Mr. Trump was the first acting president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem, treating it not as simply an historic museum piece but with an immediate reverence and sacredness. It is obvious he believes in the Israeli narrative. He speaks of defending the Jewish people and the Jewish State, equating them within a singular destiny. Everything in his trip to Israel resonated and evinced respect, regard, and affection.

    On his White House website, he spoke of visiting Jerusalem, Israel. Until now, American administrations have spoken of Jerusalem in a way detached from the State of Israel. Indeed, the Obama administration, under the leadership of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, pleaded with the Supreme Court not to identify on passports Jerusalem with the country of Israel. This week, Mr. Trump dissented: No more; Jerusalem is, for Mr. Trump’s America, part of Israel. In his remarks he spoke of Jerusalem’s eternal association with the Jewish people. He went further and personalized his defense of the Jewish people and Israel by declaring that “never again” would the Jewish People or the State of Israel fear for the future; never, as long as there is a Donald J. Trump.

    In a few days, and with bold and dramatic gestures, Mr. Trump upended the last eight years of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, who spent most of their time harassing Israel, bashing its prime minister, promoting the Palestinian Arabs as a cause and “narrative” that always seemed more important than the lives of Israelis. Yes, Israeli children were being killed, but….

    Whereas Obama and Clinton seemed to wish to distance themselves and seemed embarrassed in association with Israel, Mr. Trump made it clear that as an American he and our nation feel closer to the ideals and perseverance of Israel than almost any other nation in the world. Mr. Trump didn’t merely recite pretty words, but conveyed sincerity and an affinity with Israel and the Jewish people that we have never before seen by any president.

    I have felt that Mr. Trump at this moment in our history is the best leader we have to lead our country forward and to right the wrongs of the past eight years. Second to that, as a Jew, and as someone who is in Israel’s corner, there is no question that Mr. Trump is an extraordinary gift. Jews who care about the protection of Jewish children, which is of great concern to Mr. Trump, and the survival of Israel, should do everything in their power to support this extraordinary friend.

    Those Jews who have spent the last eight months, and even today, trying to bring down this great friend of the Jewish people and Israel are demonstrating that Israel, the protection of Jewish children, and the needs of the Jewish people are not priorities to them, rather a distant third or fourth in importance. Their priority and obsession #1 have evolved over the years to leftwing politics, the hegemony of the Democrat Party, and faddish political correctness and mores: identification with political leftism. They have sold their soul to the devil of leftism and have redefined Jewishness in a manner that none of their forefathers ever could have envisioned… nor would they have understood or respected.

    Rabbi Aryeh Spero is spokesman for the National Conference of Jewish Affairs and is author of Push Back: Reclaiming our American Judeo-Christian Spirit.

  14. Keep one thing in mind:

    To preserve their power, the elites want to remove Trump. And if there is resistance, they will promotes a civil war. The one thing they do not want is a revolution which removes them from power. The recent history of Russia, and the way Gorbachav defeated his deep state provides useful lessons for President Trump.

    Tales of a Coup: What Trump Can Learn from Gorbachev

    The president was widely seen as incompetent, naïve, hostile to the professional experts in the bureaucracy, if not an outright traitor, paid off by the nation’s ancient enemies. The traditional political establishment, the intelligence services, and the career federal police were proven patriots and experts, who saw a tragedy unfolding before their eyes. They and everyone in their circle were increasingly worried over the destruction of the nation’s economy and the dangerous concessions to foreign enemies. He must be stopped.

    Familiar, no?

    In light of recent domestic events, it is worth remembering the 1991 coup attempt against Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev.

    While Americans look at the 1980s nostalgically as the time when we “won the Cold War,” for many Russians today, the era has a mixed reputation. By the mid-1980s, the Soviet regime was increasingly unable to deliver its promises of a glorious socialist future. It maintained a powerful military, but at great expense, and that military was bogged down in an unpopular and inconclusive war in Afghanistan.

    Ordinary people were impoverished. They had been told prosperity was right around the corner, but for most it never materialized. Coupled with widespread poverty, the gap between the regime’s claims of equality and social justice and the privileged position of party members, senior government officials, and the security forces, as well as their families, was humiliating to the ordinary workers for whom the Soviet Union was supposed to be a “paradise.” The regime had failed to deliver on its own terms, and its legitimacy was increasingly fragile.

    By August 1991, they had enough. Proclaiming a state of emergency, the coup plotters sought to replace the president with his vice president, Gennady Yanaev. Leaders of the defense ministry and the KGB were on board. They confronted Gorbachev while he was on vacation in Crimea, while simultaneously declaring a state of emergency and cutting off Gorbachev’s communications. They declared Gorbachev unfit for duty due to illness on state television. Tanks were deployed in central Moscow. The coup leaders thought they would be celebrated as saviors of the nation and that the Soviet people, long bred in habits of fear and passivity, would accept these events regardless.

    Quite the opposite occurred. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators appeared in Red Square in Moscow and Leningrad to defend nascent democratic institutions. Then provincial leader Boris Yeltsin rallied the people to support Gorbachev, and many of the military units assembled for the crackdown defected to the other side. Ordinary people, it turned out, were hostile to the legacy Soviet elite. They wanted change, and they risked their lives for it.

    Soon the coup plotters were arrested, several committed suicide, and the Communist Party and eventually the Soviet Union were soon officially disbanded.

    The parallels with the current talk against Trump are rather remarkable. As Trump noted in his inaugural address, “For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished―but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered―but the jobs left, and the factories closed. What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.”

    Today, the propaganda is more insidious. We’re told diversity is our strength, as race riots proliferate and elites live in secure, gated communities and send their children to tony private schools. We’re told about the dangers of isolationism, after the failed campaigns in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya. We’re told globalization is beneficial, even as Michigan, Ohio, and much of the Midwest have become hollowed out economically and socially. All the while, Washington, D.C. has become one of the most well-heeled, prosperous, and generally gleaming cities in America.

    For supporters, Trump was partly a symbolic figure, whose style and substance signaled an emphatic rejection of the old order, which aligned on a bipartisan basis against him. Many who voted for him did so nervously, aware that he lacked a track record and had some obvious character flaws. Nonetheless, the election was a referendum on the status quo, and Hillary was the symbol of that in spades, right down to her nepotistic origins as a politician and massive personal wealth obtained primarily by selling political influence.

    Whether Trump is somehow forced to resign, taken out in a real or quasi-coup, or hobbled by passive resistance from the federal bureaucracy, it is worth remembering his American enemies echo almost identically the themes of the ’91 Soviet plotters, right down to the excuse of illness, claims of national emergency, and suggestion that the vice president would be a more capable steward of their interests.
    While they might try to pull this off, perhaps they should be worried they’ll share the same fate as the Soviet coup plotters.

  15. Trumps first overseas official trip as POTUS was his his finest hour. Unfortunately and predictably other than Fox News (which allegedly has lost significant demographics since O’Reilly’s departure) the focus is and remains Russia and this ridiculous idea that Trump colluded with Russia during the elections. It seems likely now that the next 3 plus years are going to be filled with investigations, independent councel , and the media hell bent on getting Trump impeached or neutering any of his domestic agenda. Not really sure how he navigates this, but he must push forward with the wall, tax cuts, and most important repeal of Obamacare.

  16. foxyladi14
    May 24, 2017 at 2:56 pm
    The way to defeat ISIS.

    The killshot as Adams calls it. ISIS members and supporters are losers. Social and/or economic rejects, conned by their own families, societies and co-religionists to blow themselves up. That takes a special kind of dumb and you might assume they are “losers” in the Darwinian sense also. They are such losers that their own idiot families get paid after they die horribly, often drugged out of their gourds and in an active mental breakdown, to achieve horror.

    Trump has used this type of killshot before of course. He took out TWO political dynasties, Bush and Clinton, by framing them with simple descriptors as what they are. Low energy and crooked. Everyone already knew that is what they are but President Trump said it. And of course for super lawyer Cruz “Lyin’ ” Ted. Now this is how these people are viewed almost universally because of the YUGE element of truth in the descriptors.

    Now the politically correct making excuses for ISIS, terrorists, and criminal migrants can be isolated and made to explain why they defend “LOSERS” over little girls going out for a socially encouraged night of “fun”. And does that make them a loser too? Enabling and encouraging LOSERS is not cool even for Katy Perry. And certainly not for Teresa May. Rushing to the mosque to pray for the perps looks especially weak and quite frankly sick. Re-framing the carefully established acceptance of the unacceptable LOSER has begun. And not a minute too early.

  17. Admin…suggestion…when you get to the end of each post and at the area when we click to see comments, is it possible for you to either put the date or name of the that post there so that when we are trying to get into the most recent post we will be able to easily find it…

    or have a link at the bottom to the most recent post like we used to have so we can just link to it there and know we are where we want to be

    I find myself overshooting the most recent and ending up in older posts and having to go back and start over again to get to the most recent…just needs a little more info to identify which post we are in

    also…fyi…update…still cannot access comments or post a comment from my phone

    I know you are trying very hard to get it all worked out just want to give you some input

    thanks so much


    Congressman: Comey Meeting with Mueller Before Russia Testimony is ‘Collusion’

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) told PJM that recently appointed special counsel Robert Mueller should “recuse himself” from the Russia probe due to his personal friendship with former FBI Director James Comey.

    Mueller served 12 years as FBI director under presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. For two of those years, during the Bush administration, Comey was deputy attorney general.

    Comey’s congressional testimony about the FBI investigation into possible collusion between Russian officials and the Trump campaign was reportedly postponed so he could speak with Mueller in advance. Franks called the delay “collusion.”

    In an exclusive interview, Franks was asked if he thinks the Russia investigation is going to hinder President Trump’s agenda.

    “It will be a challenge, but here’s what I think will happen. Now, who knows what ancillary things will come from it, that’s the problem with any sort of special counsel is that they go in all different directions at once. And, of course, Mr. Mueller is a very well-known very close friend of Mr. Comey’s – that alone should cause him to recuse himself,” Franks, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

    Certainly, if that was a Republican situation everybody would be up in arms saying he should recuse himself because Mr. Comey and Mr. Mueller, neither of them, could ever credibly deny that they are not close personal friends, and yet that doesn’t seem to occur to some of our friends on the left,” he added. “In the final analysis, I think if there’s a fair investigation that the result is going to be so crystal-clear that there was no illegal coordination between the president and Russia to illegally impact the American election.”

    House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) revealed Tuesday that Comey told him he wanted to speak with former FBI director Mueller before his public testimony that had been scheduled for today. The Senate Intelligence Committee announced last week that Comey has agreed to testify in open session sometime after Memorial Day. Franks said the meeting between Comey and Mueller before Comey’s public hearings constitute collusion.

    What if they let witnesses in a judicial trial do that – the collusion of witnesses? I mean, talk about collusion, you know, if that doesn’t define it I’m at a loss for words as to what would. It really becomes, the left in their ostensible moral outrage, becomes so laughable in their complete blindness to their own duplicity that it beggars description,” Franks said in the interview.

  19. admin
    May 25, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Congressman: Comey Meeting with Mueller Before Russia Testimony is ‘Collusion’
    It is akin to Lynch meeting with Bill Clinton while his wife was under investigation by one of her agencies, i.e. the FBI.

    If may or may not be collusion. But it gives rise to the appearance of impropriety. And therefore the American Bar Associations cannons on point are not only relevant, but applicable, i.e.

    The test for appearance of impropriety under Canon 2 is an objective one, i.e., “whether the conduct would create in reasonable minds a perception that the judge’s ability to carry out judicial responsibilities with integrity, impartiality and competence is impaired.”

    The role he is playing as a special prosecutor is akin to the role of a judge.

    This was a very stupid move by Mueller–in a sense, a self inflicted wound.

    Why? Because his role is to take the matter outside the political realm, and into the realm of objective fact driven analysis. But meeting with Comey in advance, and not under oath was an improper act/

  20. Congressman: Comey Meeting with Mueller Before Russia Testimony is ‘Collusion’

    I’m glad Trump is having a good trip abroad. But all this fucking LOSING at home is starting to get old. Real old.

  21. I still have trouble posting(not saying that I add that much), but I hope it gets back to “normal”. Watching the results of Montana special election. Really bizarre.

  22. Do I need a tinfoil hat for all this Seth Rich stuff? The denials from across the spectrum are lock step and honestly really point to it being true. The reaction to Hannity for even broaching the topic is over the top…

  23. Republican will win in Montana. Now at 50%. Libertarian has 6%. Dim at 45%. Dims will try to spin it as a “victory” but fact will be that the Dims lose by 11 points.

    With all of Big Media attacking Trump and focusing on every silly detail of non-crimes if the Dims can’t win now they can’t win in 2018.

  24. Fab. Italians know how to do uniforms. Melania knows how to do clothes. Trump knows how to too (notice after PDT salutes the guy with the feathers on hat, the guy kinda smiles).

  25. Tears at Politico and other Big Media outlets because their narrative fell apart:

    Gianforte wins Montana special election

    BREAKING: Republican Greg Gianforte has won Montana’s special House election, holding a longtime GOP seat a day after he was charged with assaulting a reporter covering his campaign.

    Gianforte had 51 percent of the vote to 44 percent for Democrat Rob Quist when the Associated Press called the race. Libertarian Mark Wicks had 6 percent.

    It is an at large seat so the entire state voted. This is bad news for Dimocrat Jon Tester who is up for reelection to Senate in 2018.

  26. admin
    May 26, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Nate Silver et al are spinning that it isn’t really a win because Gianforte did not win by 20+ points. Yeah. No. Elections are not point spreads geniuses. This is making me believe that Silver is really a mob bookie.

  27. Leakers and Journalists Are Destroying Our Republic

    Leakers and journalists are tied together like drug dealers and junkies.

    Unfair analogy? Maybe a bit, but people who live “respectable middle class lives” can be just as dangerous, more dangerous, ultimately, than the murderous El Chapos of the world and that’s pretty bad. Only the other day some US intel people or person leaked to the New York Times about the Manchester terrorist, causing news to be reported that could have instigated more Islamist child murder.

    We have an epidemic of leaking in our society unlike anything I have seen in my lifetime. It’s approaching Plague level — but with no vaccine in sight.

    The latest, at this typing, is that Jared Kushner is under investigation by the FBI. Here’s the headline at CNN of an article signed by no less than four authors (it takes a village) –Evan Perez, Pamela Brown, Shimon Prokupecz and Gloria Borger: “FBI Russia investigation looking at Kushner role.”

    Who leaked that and what did they tell them about the president’s son-in-law? Has Jared been selling us out to Putin? It certainly sounds that way.

    Well, not really. Look no further than the second and third paragraph and you discover:

    Points of focus that pertain to Kushner include: the Trump campaign’s 2016 data analytics operation; his relationship with former national security adviser Michael Flynn; and Kushner’s own contacts with Russians, according to US officials [ i. e. leakers] briefed on the probe.

    There is no indication Kushner is currently a target of the probe and there are no allegations he committed any wrongdoing. [bolds mine]
    In other words, there’s no there there other than leaks that continue to pour out even after the installation of the supposedly confidential investigation by Special Counsel Mueller. How repellent and, frankly, illegal is that? Has Mueller launched a leak probe of his own? He should.

    For its part, CNN (as a kind of low-rent, ineffectual Pravda) is just cooperating in a smear job that was apparently instigated by their colleagues at frequent leak conduit NBC. They are joined by The Hill, which, almost simultaneously, tweeted: “Jared under FBI scrutiny in Trump-Russia investigation: report.” Note the weasel word — report.

    How would you describe these denizens of the Fourth Estate capable of this sort of sleazy behavior? ” Schmucks with Underwoods,” as was said of screenwriters in the old days of Warner Brothers? In this case, of course, the schmucks have laptops. (In those old Warner days, writers like Faulkner and Fitzgerald populated the studios. Haven’t seen anywhere near that level of talent at The Hill and CNN or anywhere in our media of late. But perhaps I missed something.)

    So these great literary geniuses — the scions of Woodward and Bernstein (aka people who can pick up the phone) — and the leakers have a co-dependent relationship, both convincing themselves what they are doing is for the betterment of humanity. (That’s what Hans Vaihinger called the Philosophy of As If.) Of course, the leakers, assuming they are from our intelligence agencies, have all signed contracts swearing up and down not to do the very thing they have done, in some cases, in all probability, multiple times. Moreover — in their putative attempt to “save the republic” (or their own jobs or get vengeance) — we have no idea whether they are telling the truth, a half-truth or no truth at all about what they are leaking. Or whether the journalists are reporting those leaks with even a modicum of accuracy. That’s how thoroughly these symbiotic morally narcissistic partners believe in their own “goodness” and how little they really care about what the American people think or do.
    So what do we do about this state of affairs in a democratic republic, assuming we are serious about having one?
    Quite simply, the leakers need to go to jail with the proverbial key thrown away. That is only way this leaking will stop and stop it must. Prosecutions should have started months ago. It’s hard to understand why it’s taken so long. Let’s hope we have indictments soon. Like tomorrow.

    Regarding journalists, they need an entire new code of ethics. Unfortunately, any reader of Evelyn Waugh (not to mention anybody with a pulse) knows just how unlikely that is. It’s high time for the consumers of news to fight back tooth and nail. Any time we see or hear the term “anonymous source” or someone “authorized to speak” only confidentially, something so common now there’s almost no reporting without it, often six or seven instances within one article or broadcast, we should simply turn off the television or throw the newspaper into the garbage, never to buy another copy. If you’re reading it on the Internet, just click off. You could say that’s propaganda, not journalism. But it’s not even good propaganda. It’s junk, information pollution, worse than 1970s smog. It also lowers your IQ five points every time you’re exposed. You don’t need it.

    And if you ever see or hear the word “Russia” again, feel free to run screaming from the room like the subject in a Edvard Munch painting.

  28. Quite simply, the leakers need to go to jail with the proverbial key thrown away. That is only way this leaking will stop and stop it must. Prosecutions should have started months ago. It’s hard to understand why it’s taken so long. Let’s hope we have indictments soon. Like tomorrow.
    Why stop at jail? I thought treason was a capital offense.

  29. Nate Silver et al are spinning that it isn’t really a win because Gianforte did not win by 20+ points. Yeah. No. Elections are not point spreads geniuses. This is making me believe that Silver is really a mob bookie.
    Yeah. Gianforte decks an idiot reporter who totally deserved it, and the liberal media cannot understand why Montana voters are not outraged.

    They just don’t get it. Never did; never will.

  30. file under…joke

    what a delusional, bitter woman she has exposed to herself to be…she goes on about ‘authoritarian’ and ‘impeachment’

    Is she kidding? does she not realize how she lied and deceived the American people and that her own husband actually faced ‘articles of impeachment’

    maybe her coughing symptoms are caused by karma for all the lying and deceit she hoisted upon us…fed up with her…

    “resistence” really…

    …just go away…and keep the little bit of grace you have left…

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