Donna Brazile Puts Weight Behind Seth Rich Conspiracies
By Andrew West November 5, 2017
Now that Donna Brazile has seemingly switched political teams within the democratic party, a number of wild theories could be corroborated.It began this week when Brazile openly admitted to Hillary Clinton’s team financially assuming control of the DNC during the 2016 election for the purpose of nullifying rival Bernie Sanders’ chances at the nomination. Fellow crackpot socialist Elizabeth Warren backed up Brazile’s claims, further smearing the Clinton name.
Now, after months of media manipulation, Americans could finally be ready for an answer in the mysterious murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich, especially if Donna Brazile keeps making statements like this:
“In the aftermath of Wikileaks’ decision to publish a cache of emails stolen from the DNC’s servers, Donna Brazile says she became increasingly paranoid about both possible Russian efforts to sway the election. Surprisingly, she says top Democrats initially instructed her not to discuss her concerns with others.
“But even more than the Russians, Brazile says she feared possible retribution from shadowy elements within the campaign and the Democratic Party who might blame her for the leak. Her fears only intensified, she says, after the mysterious shooting of former campaign staffer Seth Rich, who the authorities said was killed during a robbery, though many so-called conspiracy theorists have speculated about a possible Democratic plot to kill Rich for his role in leaking the stash of DNC emails to Wikileaks. Brazile’s anxiety eventually spiraled out of control, to the point where she feared for her own life while serving as interim chairwoman of the DNC.
“‘Brazile describes her mounting anxiety about Russia’s theft of emails and other data from DNC servers, the slow process of discovering the full extent of the cyberattacks and the personal fallout. She likens the feeling to having rats in your basement: “You take measures to get rid of them, but knowing they are there, or have been there, means you never feel truly at peace.’
“‘Brazile writes that she was haunted by the still-unsolved murder of DNC data staffer Seth Rich and feared for her own life, shutting the blinds to her office window so snipers could not see her and installing surveillance cameras at her home. She wonders whether Russians had placed a listening device in plants in the DNC executive suite.'”
This bizarre behavior really allows us a glimpse into the world orbiting Hillary Clinton, and the constant fear that she instills in her inner circle.
With Brazile saying that Rich’s death shook her in such a suspicious way, there is no other way to interpret those feelings as anything other than a belief that Rich was targeted specifically to due his political actions.
Legendary 4-Time Super Bowl Champion, Vietnam Veteran Issues NFL Announcement
October 30, 2017
James Baker Veterans First
Vietnam Veteran and NFL legend Rocky Bleier Places his 4 Super Bowl rings on Colonel Duane Miller during a U.S. Army conference at Walter E. Washington Convention Center.Steelers NFL legend and four-time Super Bowl champion Rocky Bleier just threw his hat into the ‘anthem kneeling’ ring. Countless current athletes and pop-culture stars have jumped at the chance to chime in on the recent NFL controversy, but perhaps none are as qualified to speak on it as this Vietnam Veteran.
Bleier, now 71, played 11 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers before being drafted into the Army in 1968. While serving, Rocky Bleier lost part of his right foot after suffering a combat injury.
For his bravery in combat, Bleier was awarded the honor of Bronze Star as well as Purple Heart. And despite his new wounds, he went on to dominate 10 more seasons in the NFL—the span that included four Super Bowl championships.
When it comes to role models, it’s hard to beat Rocky—he played professional sports, but when called to duty, he answered valiantly and sacrificed everything he could.
And now amid the NFL contention, Bleier says he knows the fix—and it’s simple.
“The American people, they can’t go to their workplace and start to protest about whatever may be happening in their life. That wouldn’t be allowed and that shouldn’t be allowed in the NFL. It’s not a violation of the First Amendment at all. You have off days, you can do it outside of the stadium or on other platforms, but not the gameday platform.”
Mr. Bleier is known not only for his legendary sports prowess, but also for his commitment and dedication to duty, honor, country.But Bleier’s sentiments aren’t unique. They are shared by millions of Americans across the country who refuse to tolerate disrespect aimed at our Anthem, Flag, and Military. If NFL players wish to champion a cause, they should aim to make an impact in their own communities—the same ones they claim are so oppressed.
Instead of taking direct action to make a change, however, these players have resorted to disrespecting the anthem as a pedestal for their own social media attention.
“It was a year ago that Kaepernick took a knee, so if you’re the commissioner or an owner, you have to be proactive..somewhere along the line I have not seen the leadership maybe I expected from the commissioner and the owners in this situation. You can’t allow it to continue to drag on. Otherwise, it will be like an open sore that heals and if you peel off the scab again and it will continuously be there,” Bleier concluded.
Bleier now joins the growing list of current and former Pittsburgh Steelers athletes who have contributed to the increasingly-fueled protest dialogue. Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva, a current player, made national media attention when he was the only player on his team to stand and honor the anthem.
ASU Football Team Just Gave Entitled NFL Kneelers HUGE Middle Finger With What They’re Putting On The Field
Trump is cheering & so are we!
Oct 24, 2017
By Al Waisman
With all the anti-Americanism we have been seeing from football players lately, we finally have some positive news from the football scene. Although obviously, it’s not from the NFL!
The NCAA Arizona State University football team is now joining forces with the Pat Tillman Foundation in order to honor veterans and active members of the United States military with a one-of-a-kind alternative “Brotherhood” uniform they will wear for some of their games this season.
The new design was inspired by Tillman, an Arizona State alumnus and former safety for the Arizona Cardinals NFL team. Tillman retired from his successful football career in 2002 to enlist in the U.S. Army in response to the now almost forgotten 9/11 terror attacks perpetrated by the Religion of Peace. This selfless hero was killed in April 2004 while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan.
The Sun Devils plan to unveil their alternative uniforms on November 4th during their Colorado Buffaloes game where in order to recognize Tillman’s sacrifice and the sacrifices of thousands of other men and women in our military. ASU players will be wearing tan uniforms reminiscent of Army uniforms, with a design that also reminds us of the Sun Devils’ jerseys worn back in 1996, the season then late football star helped lead Arizona State to the Rose Bowl.
Arizona State Honors Pat Tillman and Our Nation’s Veterans with Special Edition “Brotherhood” adidas Football Uniforms
Arizona State University and Adidas today unveiled the Sun Devils’ special edition “Brotherhood” alternate football uniforms. Designed in collaboration with Sun Devil Athletics and the Pat Tillman Foundation, the uniform pays tribute to our nation’s active U.S. military and veterans and will be worn on Saturday, November 4th when ASU takes on Colorado at Sun Devil Stadium.The game is part of Arizona State University’s campus-wide Salute to Service initiative.
In 2002, Pat Tillman, an Arizona State University alumni and safety for the Arizona Cardinals, proudly put his professional football career on hold to enlist in the U.S. Army with his brother, Kevin. During his career at ASU, Tillman helped lead the team to the 1997 Rose Bowl after an undefeated season, earned three consecutive selections to the Pac-10 All-Academic Football Team, a first team Academic All-American honor, as well as the NCAA’s Post-Graduate Scholarship for academic and athletic excellence. In April 2004, Pat lost his life while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in eastern Afghanistan.
Inspired by Tillman’s legacy, the special edition “Brotherhood” uniforms are centered around the tan colors of Army fatigues and accented with the Sun Devils’ iconic maroon and gold colors. Building off the theme of previous uniforms, Adidas designers worked in tandem with ASU to research the typography and sizes of the wordmark and numbers from the Tillman era in order to recreate the look that the 1996-1997 team wore during their Rose Bowl season.
Additional design details include the phrase “Give ‘em Hell,” a line from the ASU fight song which Pat famously uttered to his teammates prior to beating defending National Champion Nebraska 19-0 in 1996. The phrase is tonally knitted into the side of the jerseys using Primeknit technology and also located inside of neck liner for players to see as they don their jerseys and get ready to take the field. The nod to the military continues onto the TEHCFIT baselayer. Utilizing an overspray design found on military vehicles, equipment, etc., the PT-42 logo is prominently placed on the chest and left sleeve, while the U.S. flag is featured on the right sleeve.
Further paying homage to Tillman and the U.S. Military, a tan camouflage helmet is highlighted with the word “Brotherhood” on the back of the helmet. Underneath are the names of any ASU player or coach, past or present, who has served or is serving in the U.S. Military. Additionally, the PT-42 badge is highlighted directly above the Arizona State moniker at the crest of the jersey collar. To complete the theme, an overspray graphic of the PT-42 logo is featured on the inside of the adizero 5-Star cleats and adizero 5-Star gloves. The adizero cleats are the lightest cleats in the game and adizero gloves feature 4-way stretch mesh for compression fit and GripTack for consistent control in all weather conditions.
The special edition “Brotherhood” alternate uniforms are at the forefront of design and innovation, providing players theperfect blend of style and technology for elite performance. Made with a cutting-edge, proprietary yarn blend that increases durability and abrasion resistance, Primeknit is the premier compression uniform system, featuring the latest generation of adidas TECHFIT technology. Primeknit helps keep players cool and increases range of motion, giving athletes an unrivaled level of comfort and allowing them to perform at their highest levels. The jersey’s padlock system secures tension over the shoulder pads, while the bodymap fit adheres to the player, making it difficult for opponents to grab, hold or tackle.
Created to honor Pat’s legacy of leadership and service, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships–building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. The special edition “Brotherhood” retail product line will be available at university bookstores and www.adidas.com with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Pat Tillman Foundation.For more information and images of ASU’s special edition “Brotherhood” football uniforms, please visit http://news.adidas.com/US and follow the conversation on Twitter and Instagram via @FootballASU, @TheSunDevils , @adidasFballUS , @PatTillmanFnd and https://www.facebook.com/adidasfootballus #teamadidas #PT42 .
Pat Tillman Bio:
Pat Tillman was an American football player who left his professional career and enlisted in the United States Army in June 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks. He joined the Army Rangers and served several tours in combat before he died in the mountains of Afghanistan. The Army at first reported that Tillman had been killed by enemy fire, and Lieutenant General Stanley A. McChrystal approved the award of a Silver Star. The actual cause of Tillman’s death was later revealed to be from friendly fire.
At ASU, Tillman thrived on the field and in the classroom. The linebacker helped his team to achieve an undefeated season and to make to the 1997 Rose Bowl game. He won the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year and was selected as the ASU Most Valuable Player of the Year in 1997. Tillman also earned awards for his performance as a student, winning the Clyde B. Smith Academic Award in 1996 and 1997; the Sporting News Honda Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1997; and the 1998 Sun Angel Student Athlete of Year.
Tillman was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the 1998 National Football League (NFL) draft. Over time, he earned his place as a starting player and set a new team record for the number of tackles in 2000. Loyal to his team, Tillman turned down a lucrative contract with the St. Louis Rams to stay with the Cardinals in 2001.
When the United States’ invaded Afghanistan, Tillman decided to put his professional career on hold in order to join the U.S. military. “Sports embodied many of the qualities I deem meaningful,” he said in 2002. “However, these last few years, and especially after recent events, I’ve come to appreciate just how shallow and insignificant my role is . . . It’s no longer important.” After finishing the 2001 season, he planned on enlisting in the U.S. Army with his younger brother, Kevin. His decision to leave the sport to join the military garnered a lot of media attention; some had a hard time believing that Tillman would give up all of the perks of being a professional athlete in order to fight for his country. Yet Tillman turned down a three-year, $3.6 million contract with the Cardinals enlist. Before starting his military service, Tillman married his high-school girlfriend Marie.
Tillman and his brother went through training to become Army Rangers and were assigned to the second battalion of 75th Ranger Regiment in Fort Lewis, Washington. Tillman served in several tours of duty, including time in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom as well as a stay in Afghanistan to serve in Operation Enduring Freedom.
On April 22, 2004, Tillman was killed in action while in a canyon in eastern Afghanistan. The first reports indicated that he was shot during a clash with enemy forces during an ambush. Many questions remained unanswered about Tillman’s death at the time, but a week later this account of his death became recognized as the official story, and General Stanley McChrystal approved for the soldier’s Silver Star nomination. Pat Tillman was honored in a nationally televised memorial service on May 3, 2004, in which Senator John McCain delivered the eulogy.
This is great news for any of us who enjoy football but have decided to boycott the NFL over its enabling of their spoiled, ungrateful ball tossers they employ. Even though NFL TV ratings, ballpark attendance, and their merchandise sales continue to sink with each passing week, team owners and the very Commissioner refuse to put a stop to the players’ disrespect of our flag, our nation, and the people who have given their lives for her. At least now we can happily watch and root for a team who share our values and morals.
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ICE Director Reveals Disgusting News As Officials Confirm California Arsonist Suspect
Posted by Jacqueline Havelka | Oct 20, 2017 | Liberal Corruption
A criminal suspect who may have a connection to the Sonoma County, California wildfires is the subject of a battle between Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and the local sheriff’s office. The suspect is an illegal Mexican immigrant who has been returned twice to Mexico, only to return to the U.S. time and time again.
Tom Homan, acting director of the agency, expressed frustration at the lack of cooperation by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office in turning over the suspect to federal agents.
Homan elaborated by giving ICE’s history with the suspect, Jesus Fabian Gonzalez. In the last year alone, ICE has issued five detainer requests for Gonzalez. Amazingly, the most recent detainer request was on October 16 after Gonzalez was once again arrested—this time for a felony charge of maliciously setting fire to a property. Gonzalez has been arrested eight times in Sonoma County alone.
An ICE detainer request is more commonly known as an “immigration hold.” It is one of the key ways that ICE uses to hold criminals originally taken in by local and state law enforcement. An ICE agent issues a written request to the local jail to hold the prisoner for an extra 48 hours after their local release date. This provides ICE extra time to decide whether to take the person into federal custody and/or to process the person into the federal deportation system. Many liberals view the detainers as unconstitutional, illegal and cruel and unusual punishment.
ICE’s job just got much harder in California.
As we all know, Sonoma County provides sanctuary to these criminals. Homan says even though ICE writes the detainers, the Sonoma County law enforcement is protective of individuals like Gonzalez, so they never notified the agency of Gonzalez’s releases from the county jail. It’s a true standoff. ICE says Giordano is just flat-out not cooperating. Giordano says ICE is not following the letter of the law: “We will continue to notify ICE if it complies with law and our policy,” Giordano said.
ICE does not yet know what role if any Gonzalez has played in the disastrous fires, but he is a person of interest.
Gonzalez’s possible crimes are another shocking example of how sanctuary cities and other jurisdictions seriously hamper ICE’s efforts to remove these criminals from our country and send them back home where they belong. But the entire state of California would rather protect thugs like Gonzalez instead of the lives and properties of their own citizens! As we all know by now, California Governor Jerry Brown, in his infinite liberal wisdom, has deemed California a sanctuary state by signing that stupid bill into law.
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill last week making California a sanctuary state.
The new law greatly limits required communications between local law enforcement and immigration agents, making ICE’s job that much harder. This past week, Sonoma once again ignored ICE’s request. Sheriff Rob Giordano says ICE didn’t follow proper procedure—their detainer wasn’t signed by a judge so Giordano says he couldn’t legally comply. “If ICE obtains a warrant I can legally hold the person and would be happy to do so,” Giordano said.
Sonoma County is still holding Gonzalez. His bail is $200,000 and he will face arson charges in Sonoma County. Ventura County also has issued an arrest warrant for Gonzalez on misdemeanor drug charges; he will be transferred to Ventura County one his Sonoma arson case has been resolved.
The fires are ravaging California’s wine country. They’ve been burning for a week and are far from contained. So far, 42 people have died, and nearly 6,000 homes and businesses have been destroyed. The fires are the deadliest and costliest in the state’s history.
The wildfires have caused staggering amounts of damage.
Rather than law enforcement agents working together, Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano has instead been doing battle with ICE. The sheriff accused ICE of “spreading inaccurate, inflammatory information about the wildfires and about who had caused them. Cal Fire has not yet determined what started the blazes.” Giordano said ICE’s misleading statement stirred more fear in an already exhausted and scared community.
ICE released a warning about Gonzalez on their website last week. Gonzalez is homeless and was arrested by Sonoma law enforcement for starting a small fire in a park. He says he started it to keep warm, but Gonzalez has a long criminal record, so it could have been for malice. Gonzalez is well-known to Giordano and is officers. They say he often sleeps in the park.
ICE agents fired back. Public Affairs Officer James Schwab says ICE never implied that Gonzalez was responsible for the wildfires. Schwab says he can’t control what news organizations do with their press releases. “It happens on both sides of the fence all the time,” Schwab says, referring to both conservative and liberal news outlets.
The sheriff says many undocumented immigrants work the vineyards and fields of Northern California, and many have feared deportation if they show up at evacuation shelters. Giordano says this fear has greatly complicated their rescue efforts. Sonoma County issued statements saying that local authorities would not check immigration status at the shelters.
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American Pravda: CNN Producer Says Russia Narrative “bullsh*t"
by: Mike Adams
(Natural News) I almost never thought I’d see the day when a Big Pharma founder and owner was finally arrested for running a criminal drug cartel, but that day has arrived.
“Federal authorities arrested the billionaire founder and owner of Insys Therapeutics Thursday on charges of bribing doctors and pain clinics into prescribing the company’s fentanyl product to their patients,” reports the Daily Caller News Foundation, one of the best sources of real journalism in America today.
Addictive drugs that include opioids, we now know, are claiming over 64,000 lives a year in the United States alone.
From the DCNF:
The Department of Justice (DOJ) charged John Kapoor, 74, and seven other current and former executives at the pharmaceutical company with racketeering for a leading a national conspiracy through bribery and fraud to coerce the illegal distribution of the company’s fentanyl spray, which is intended for use as a pain killer by cancer patients. The company’s stock prices fell more than 20 percent following the arrests, according to the New York Post.
Kapoor stepped down as the company’s CEO in January amid ongoing federal probes into their Subsys product, a pain-relieving spray that contains fentanyl, a highly-addictive synthetic opioid. Fentanyl is more than 50 times stronger than morphine, and ingesting just two milligrams is enough to cause an adult to fatally overdose.
The series of arrests came just hours after President Donald Trump officially declared the country’s opioid epidemic a national emergency. Drug overdoses led to 64,070 deaths in 2016, which is more than the amount of American lives lost in the entire Vietnam War.
As the opioid crisis has developed, more and more states have begun holding doctors and opioid manufacturers accountable for over-prescribing and over-producing the highly-addictive painkillers.
“We will be bringing some major lawsuits against people and companies that are hurting our people,” Trump said Thursday. He also spoke about a program similar to Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” initiative.
“More than 20,000 Americans died of synthetic opioid overdoses last year, and millions are addicted to opioids. And yet some medical professionals would rather take advantage of the addicts than try to help them,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “This Justice Department will not tolerate this. We will hold accountable anyone – from street dealers to corporate executives — who illegally contributes to this nationwide epidemic. And under the leadership of President Trump, we are fully committed to defeating this threat to the American people.
President Trump is bringing the war to Big Pharma’s doorstepUnder President Trump, who continues to fight to end the drug cartels and health care monopolies that are destroying this nation, we may see more and more drug companies finally facing the legal scrutiny they deserve for engaging in the mass medical murder of Americans with dangerous, deadly drugs.
And then there’s the question of vaccines, the autism cover-up and the criminal racket run by the CDC, Big Pharma and the lying mainstream media. When that medical fraud and corruption scandal blows sky-high, we may see dozens of pharmaceutical officials going to prison.
Emmanuel Macron faces first revolt as 100 party members resign over 'arrogant, undemocratic' ways
A hundred members of French President Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move party resign saying the group is undemocratic CREDIT: FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP
14 NOVEMBER 2017 • 4:11PM
Emmanuel Macron is facing his first internal revolt since his lightning rise to the French presidency after 100 members of his centrist movement announced they were stepping down due to its "arrogant" and "undemocratic" methods.
Mr Macron, 39, swept to victory in May in part thanks to the help of an army of grassroots supporters, many with no prior political experience and who were promised they would all have a say in the way his newly-created movement would be run.
But sixth months into the presidency, 100 members of his centrist Republic on the Move (LREM) party - from students to elected officials - say they are throwing in the towel, claiming the party as an "affront to the fundamental principles of democracy with an organisational style worthy of the Ancien Régime".
The self-styled "100 democrats" said Mr Macron had enthused citizens who had lost faith with their elites by promising to place them "at the heart of political life and not as background decor".
Instead, they said the party had fallen foul of a Macron personality cult.
"What a shame that by opting for a top-down organisation and a governance by elites, by shunning collective skills and intelligence, LREM has cut itself off from its life force," they lamented in a letter to headquarters.
The party, they said, had failed to create an internal regulatory body and tolerated "neither freedom of opinion and expression nor internal criticism of power against its own abuse".
Mr Macron himself has a reputation for obsessive discipline, reinforced last week when he berated his ministers for making derogatory remarks about each other to the press at one of the longest cabinet meetings in French political history. His ire was caused by reports that Gérard Collomb, 70, the interior minister, had been nicknamed “His Very Senile Highness” by colleagues.
Above all, the party mutineers said they were appalled at LREM's intention to "crown" government spokesman and parliamentary relations minister Christophe Castaner as the party's first leader at a congress in Lyon, southern France, this weekend without consulting party members and "in the absence of competitors".
Unlike other French parties, the 380,000 members of LREM don't get to vote for their new leader. Instead a "college" of elected officials, ministers, party executives and 200 party members drawn from a hat do so
"The disdain and arrogance that (we) have been subjected to, the threats and attempted intimidation are not well-intentioned practices and suggest that Republic on the Move has lost the plot," they wrote in a letter published by France Info.
In a final flourish, they said they were throwing in the towel to avoid being part of a "disappointing ideological vacuum" run by "fawning courtesans".
While the 100 represented a small percentage of the overall number of party members, their withdrawal highlighted tensions at a crucial time for LREM, created only a few months ago and which now wields a huge majority in parliament."The party is in full growing pain mode," said Jeremy Brossard, political journalist at BFM TV. "What was a start-up party has in a few months, weeks, become a governing party but the stakes are high for the president because he needs relays on the ground, activists who will transmit his words and defend his actions."
Party leadership dismissed the 100 departures, pointing out that 166,000 had joined in the past six months.
"Some come in, some come out, it's breathing…that too is democracy," said LREM MP Florian Bachelier.
After rushing through labour law and wealth tax reforms that critics say favour the well-off, Mr Macron has begun a drive to prove he is not the "president of the rich".
Two thirds of the French feel they are losing out from his reforms, according to a poll out this week.
The president kicked off the week by spending several hours in a deprived suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois on Monday and on Tuesday in northern Tourcoing pledged to "bring back the Republic to the heart of deprive districts" and to fight discrimination.
"I don't know what 'president of the rich' means," he said.
"I simply know that when there is no economy pulling the country along…deprived neighborhoods don't do well. There can be no durable social policy if there is no economic success to back it up and that can finance it."
Defending his decision to cut state-funded temporary jobs, Mr Macron said: "Let those who defend such state-aided contracts take them. They wouldn't want them for themselves."
Church Shooter in Southerland Springs, TX Identified as Devon Patrick Kelly
Church members seemed to have known the perpetrator, whom some call a convert to Islam
November 5, 2017
The shooter is dead. He has been officially identified as Devon Patrick Kelly, a former US Air Force enlisted man and Sunday school teacher.
The shooter walked into the church in Southerland Springs Texas at 11:45 am Sunday morning. Churchgoers knew the shooter who carried automatic weapons.
The shooter is dead. He has been officially identified as Devon Patrick Kelly, but Mustachio Tweeted: "#texaschurchshooting shooter is 29 year old US Airman turned Muslim convert, Samir Al-Hajeed. His manifesto is making its rounds on the web."
A LinkedIn page in the shooter's name shows that Devin Kelley served in the U.S. Air Force "from his 2009 high-school graduation until 2013," The Daily Beast reported. According to The New York Times, Kelley is from Comal County, which is not the county where the church is located. His motive and why he targeted the Wilson County church is not clear. Comal County is located northeast of San Antonio, Texas. The gunman is 26-years-old, The Times reported. The Daily Beast reported that Kelley was a "resident of New Braunfels, a suburb of San Antonio." Kelly's Facebook page was quickly scrubbed.
Update 5:32 p.m.: CBS News reports Devin Kelley received a dishonorable discharge from the Air Force after being court-martialed in May 2014. The reports states it is unclear if Kelley died from a self-inflicted wound or if police shot him.
Pres. Donald Trump is in Japan on an official trip to Asia. He tweeted "May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs. The FBI is on scene, and I am monitoring the situation."
At least 27 people were killed and around 27 injured in a Texas church shooting Sunday morning, law enforcement sources told ABC News.
The alleged shooter is dead, and it appears there is no longer an active threat at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, about 40 miles southeast of San Antonio, police told ABC News.
A person who said she works at a gas station across the street from the church told ABC News she heard rapid gunfire at around 11:15 a.m., leading congregants from the church as well as customers at the station to run inside for cover.
"We heard several shots and we all started running inside the store," she said.
"It lasted about 15 seconds. I yelled, 'Get down! Get inside!' and we all went into hiding," said the woman, who said she is 49 but declined to give her name.
She said the gas station locked its doors. "We have not reopened," she said.
She then that within minutes of the gunfire, emergency personnel had arrived at the scene.
"There were officers that were checking the wounded in here were asking them questions," she said.
It’s OVER For Commissioner Who RUINED The NFL After What Pissed Cowboys Owner Just Did To Him
Oct 29, 2017
By Amanda Shea
While the National Football League commissioner is making excuses for anti-American players and telling people to be patient with these protests, team owners are seeing the issue for what it is. With game ratings and attendance rapidly declining, some franchises are recognizing the need to take drastic measures to protect their massive investments.
More important than money, is respecting the country, the people who have fought and died for America, and the opportunities that sacrifice has provided these entitled players. Preserving the reputation of the sport comes secondary, which should be something that Commissioner Roger Goodell cares about. Since he’s repeatedly proven he doesn’t, it’s up to each team to make their own decisions on game day decorum.
However, things just got really bad for Goodell since Cowboys owner Jerry Jones holds the key to his karma for allowing athletes to disrespect America and plans to use it.
For the team that’s commonly referred to as “America’s Team,” it’s no wonder that the owner is arguably one of the most powerful in his position within the league. Jones happens to be in a much different mindset that Goodell on this protesting problem and the timing of the issue couldn’t be worse for the commissioner.
After making a clear-cut rule that all players on his team must stand for the Anthem, by banning kneeling or sitting for it, Jones, didn’t pull any punches when he said what would happen to any player who’s caught kneeling on his team. He not only unafraid of kicking players off his team, he’s also in a position of having a major effect on Goodell’s paycheck this year as he’s the deciding factor in a huge portion of the commissioner’s contract which is now up for renewal.
Roger Goodell has made as much as $44 million in salary in a single year as NFL commissioner, and in his time on the job has reportedly made more than $200 million. The NFL’s compensation committee is currently working out a proposal to extend Goodell’s existing contract beyond its current 2019 expiration date, and at least one owner wants to get serious about scaling back the commissioner’s pay going forward. It’s just really, really unfortunate for Roger Goodell that this particular owner is the most powerful of them all: Jerry Jones.
From an ESPN report:
“If not for Jerry,” one person familiar with the contract negotiations said this weekend, “this deal would be done.”
While some owners believe a deal will be agreed upon, others aren’t quite as sure thanks to Jones, who has interjected himself into the process of the NFL’s six-man compensation committee, becoming the unofficial seventh member.
Jones is now being singled out by some owners and league executives as the reason Goodell does not have the contract extension that many expected to be in place before this season kicked off, per sources.
Jones has a rather tumultuous relationship with Goodell and like many people feel that what he is getting paid is grossly out of proportion to what’s reasonable.
“Jones isn’t on the compensation committee, but he will reportedly join the all-important Wednesday conference call, and apparently sees himself as “a representative of the remaining 26 owners,’” Deadspin added. “As unofficial representatives go, this one wields a lot of influence.”
It would be the ultimate irony for the commissioner to really feel it in the pocketbook after he thought he was responsible for some big boom in NFL profits when really, his support of protests has had just the opposite effect.
Maybe the commissioner will start caring about the country and the fans a little more when he literally has to pay for it. It’s time that the punishment starts at the top, sending the real message that everyone in the NFL needs to get behind, and that is that politics have no place in the sport and it’s time to make the game great again.
It’s unfortunate for Goodell that Jones, who apparently has a huge say in his contract extension, is the one owner who made a huge move against him already after the commissioner came out in defense of kneelers.
“He officially banned all players from kneeling during the anthem. While other teams apparently love the attention from the media, this NFL owner knows what is right. He says that the Cowboys stand for patriotism and American tradition,” Gong reports.
“Jones said that anyone who will protest the anthem will be gone.”
Some have already begun complaining about their right to kneel if they want to without the threat of punishment – much like their commissioner.
Conservative Fighters reports:
Doug Baldwin said that NFL owners “have told their players to do specific things or to not do specific things… regarding the national anthem and the protests.”
Baldwin thought the threat that Jones made was “egregious.”
Jones has been very clear that he is against the national anthem protest.
“We strongly, strongly support the flag in every way we support – and it’s almost ridiculous to be saying – the people that for generations and generations that have given it all up so that we can get out on television.”
“There’s no question in my mind. The national anthem is sacred. Our flag is sacred. And our team has demonstrated that ” he told reporters gathered at Cowboys training camp in Oxnard, Calif.
Players reaction to this sensible rule is simply and adult-sized temper-tantrum. It shouldn’t be too much to ask athletes who are paid millions to play a game to stand for a few minutes of the National Anthem. Jones didn’t ban their ability to make whatever social justice statement they want, just so long as it’s not on his watch or field.
The sign of a great leader isn’t giving into whiney people without a real cause, it’s showing respect and honor for other people. Jones is doing just that while the other owners and even league commissioner are bowing down to these disrespectful crybaby athletes who so desire attention.
Iran to execute ‘Mossad agent’ for killing Iranian scientists October 24, 2017
Condemned Iranian researcher Ahmadreza Djalali. (Facebook)
The Islamic Republic branded a disaster medicine researcher as a “Mossad agent,” giving him just 20 days to appeal the death sentence an Iranian judge handed down.
While Iranian officials attempted to maintain secrecy with regard to a scientist who was recently doomed to be put to death, international organizations are releasing the man’s identity, naming him as Ahmadreza Djalali. While Djalali is affiliated with prestigious institutions in Italy, Belgium and Sweden, he was arrested in April 2016 in Tehran during an academic visit.
While visiting the Islamic Repbublic, Djalali was accused of “collaboration with a hostile government,” as prosecutors attempted to pin on him the deaths of several Iranian scientists associated with the nation’s nuclear weapons program. Among the Iranian government’s accusations were claims that Djalali received remuneration, academic positions and research initiatives as compensation for espionage activity on behalf of Israel.
In reality, Djalali “works on improving hospitals’ emergency responses to armed terrorism and radiological, chemical and biological threats,” according to Nature, one of the top peer-reviewed publications in the world.
Not long before the death sentence was revealed, “A close contact of Djalali’s (who would prefer to remain anonymous) circulated a document that claims to be a literal transcription of a handwritten text produced by Djalali inside Evin prison, where he is being held. The document states that Djalali believes he was arrested for refusing to spy for the Iranian intelligence service,” Nature reported.
The Djalali episode is only the latest chapter in Iran’s atrocious record of human rights violations and horrific atrocities committed against its own citizens and foreign nationals. In 1988, for instance, the Iranian regime hung literally tens of thousands of political prisoners and supporters of opposition movements, burying the victims in mass graves, based on a decree issued by Iranian regime founder Ayatollah Khomeini.
Iran is also widely believed to have been behind bombings in the 1990s targeting Jews in Argentina that claimed the lives of over 100 victims and injured hundreds of others. Politically motivated executions and the persecution of various minority groups are currently widespread practices in Iran.
By: Ebin Sandler, World Israel News
Vice President Mike Pence leaves Colts-49ers game after players kneel during anthem
Pence leaves Colts game after players kneel during anthemVice president speaks out on Twitter after leaving the event.
Vice President Mike Pence walked out on his home-state Indianapolis Colts Sunday when members of the opposing team kneeled for the national anthem, but a report that Colin Kaepernick, the player who started it all, will stand if given another shot in the NFL was quickly dialed back.
"I left today's Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem," Pence tweeted.
Several San Francisco 49ers players kneeled for the anthem on Sunday in Indianapolis...(Read More...)
John Stemberger Responds to Boy Scouts’ Decision to Fully Allow Girls into Program and to Earn Coveted Eagle Scout Award
Posted on October 11, 2017
by Amber Kelly
(ORLANDO, FL) In response to the move by the Boy Scouts of America to fully include girls in their programming, Florida Family Policy Council President John Stemberger issued the following statement:
“I am saddened to learn today that the Boy Scouts of America has decided to fully integrate girls into its program and allow them to receive the highest award given to boys, the Eagle Scout award. Instead of allowing boys to be boys, the BSA is sowing increased gender confusion in its troops and gradually destroying the masculine, fraternal and iconic status that the program once had. This move is only the latest in a series of foolish decisions the BSA has made all of which flow from the moral compromise of their 2013 “vote” to allow openly gay boys into the program.
This change makes me even more grateful for Trail Life USA and American Heritage Girls – two Christian Scouting movements that parents can trust.”
John Stemberger is an Eagle Scout, a former Scoutmaster, and a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow. He was the founder of On My Honor movement and became the Chairman of the Board for Trail Life USA in 2013. He has two sons formerly in the BSA now boy members of Trail Life USA and two daughters in American Heritage Girls. TLUSA is a Christian scouting organization for boys which started in 2014 and now has around 30,000 members in 750 troops chartered across 48 states.
The Boy Scouts of America announced its decision to allow girls to join the BSA program and obtain the rank of Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest award earlier today. The BSA Board of Directors voted unanimously for the controversial change to their programming.
BREAKING: Plot to Destroy George Soros Launched
October 27, 2017
Central European University / CCL
Billionaire financier George Soros isn’t just targeting the United States — the tentacles of his vast network are being used to destroy the sovereignty of other countries as well.
Hungary is one of the countries under attack by Soros, and Viktor Orban, its prime minister, isn’t about to stand idly by and let it happen. Orban is bringing the weight of his intelligence services to bear on the Hungarian-American business magnate’s networks that are targeting his country.
Resisting Refugee invasionHungary is one of the few countries in the European Union turning its back on the call for an increase in immigration of refugees from the Middle East and Africa. The Soros empire wants to change that and bring Hungary in line, but Orban isn’t having it. Bloomberg Politics reported:
Intelligence agencies will help evaluate what he sees as efforts by Soros to get Hungary punished by EU institutions pursuing a “mixed-population” continent, Orban said in an interview with Kossuth Radio on Friday.
Orban, who is the favorite to win next year’s parliamentary elections, said Europe is set to be split between a “migrant-free zone” and those in the west who refuse calls to “haul” undocumented migrants away.
A growing movementThe anti-immigration backlash isn’t restricted to just Hungary. It’s being felt in Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Czechs went to the polls last weekend and elected Andrej Babis, an anti-establishment, outsider billionaire as their prime minister. Sound familiar?
Babis’ ANO party met this week with an anti-European Union, anti-immigration group to form a coalition government, Reuters reported.
Former Soros scholar strikes backSoros has been engaged in education and pro-democracy philanthropic efforts in Hungary since the 1980s, from which Orban ironically once benefited. But that was then — this is now, and his country’s sovereignty is at stake.
There’s no love lost between the financier and the prime minister. In a keynote speech at the annual economic forum of the European Commission over the summer, Soros cited “the deception and corruption of the mafia state the Orban regime has established,” according to The New York Times.
But the prime minister has the electorate on his side. Orban’s Fidesz party enjoys a 59 percent approval rating of decided voters, as indicated by a Tarki survey published this week. This would appear to show voter approval for the conservative prime minister’s campaign to turn off the spigot of unfettered immigration.
And it was also a blow to Soros and his vision for Europe.
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Report: Images suggest N.Korea 'aggressive' work on ballistic missile submarine
WASHINGTON - Satellite images taken this month of a North Korean naval shipyard indicate Pyongyang is pursuing an "aggressive schedule" to build its first operational ballistic missile submarine, a US institute reported on Thursday.
Washington-based 38 North, a North Korea monitoring project, cited images taken on November 5 showing activity at North Korea's Sinpo South Shipyard.
"The presence of what appear to be sections of a submarine's pressure hull in the yards suggests construction of a new submarine, possibly the SINPO-C ballistic missile submarine - the follow-on to the current SINPO-class experimental ballistic missile submarine," 38 North said in a report.
The report said that throughout 2017 there had been continued movement of parts and components into and out of two parts yards adjacent to the constructions halls in the center of the shipyard.
It said the November 5 images showed two large circular objects that could be sections of a submarine's pressure hull. It said these appeared larger than those for North Korea's ROMEO-class attack submarine.
Images of a test stand indicated continued testing of a mechanism for ejection launch of missiles from a submarine. However, the report said no activity could be seen suggesting preparations for a new test of a submarine-launched missile.
North Korea has been working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States, sparking a major international crisis in which US President Donald Trump has said that all options are under consideration, including military ones.
North Korea is also thought to be working on a solid-fuel missile for submarine launches.
Last month, The Diplomat magazine quoted a US government source as saying US military intelligence had detected a new diesel-electric submarine under construction at Sinpo and dubbed it the Sinpo-C. It said the submarine was likely a larger successor to North Korea's single experimental ballistic missile submarine.
North Korea has conducted dozens of missile tests this year and its largest and biggest nuclear test on September 3. The past two months have seen a relative lull and it has not tested a missile since firing one over Japan on September 15.
Another article in The Diplomat last month quoted a US government source as saying that North Korea had tested a new solid fuel engine sometime between October 15 and October 21. US intelligence officials have declined to comment on this.
BLM Member Ditches Organization After Discovering Who’s In Charge, Warns Others
Liberal Sway of Social Media Platforms Influences Political Landscape
Posted Monday, October 30, 2017 | By C.M. Lopez
It’s no secret that corporations hold the power to shape American politics, but are we underestimating the level of power they have over certain demographics? Tech giants and social media sites, in particular, hold extraordinary influencing power—the 2016 election serving as a perfect example of this phenomenon.
Robert Epstein, researcher at the American Institute for Behavioral Research, conducted an experiment at the start of the 2016 American election, in which he used Google and Yahoo to search for political topics. Epstein’s results were intriguing, as he found that Google searches yielded twice as many pro-Clinton articles as Yahoo searches did.
Even more shocking? Blue state residents and men saw more pro-Clinton articles than women and people living in red states. Since the start of the experiment, Epstein has been studying what may cause this bias. He is primarily concerned that Google’s search algorithm was created and programmed in a way that intentionally ranked pro-Clinton articles ahead of any positive article about Clinton’s opponent, Republican candidate Donald Trump.
These algorithms have shown to be increasingly crucial in modern day news dissemination —as more and more Americans consume news from online platforms such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter, these algorithms determine which stories reach the American public’s eyes and ears.
In recent months, a topic of contention has been whether or not these companies have been manipulated by Kremlin-controlled operatives who allegedly attempted to create chaos within the 2016 American elections. However, the power of these companies goes beyond the election. These tech giants wield the power to influence what the American public does and doesn’t see. And in the modern political landscape, visibility makes all the difference.
“The social media companies are the gatekeepers,” said Frank Foer, former editor of the New Republic, who has authored a book on social media’s power. “Whatever choices these companies make to elevate or bury information is very powerful and will have a big impact on what people read.”
Conservatives have long been wary of social media giants and their influence, suspecting that these platforms discriminate against conservative content. While many have written off these accusations as nothing more than “conservative paranoia”, an emerging set of studies suggests that these concerns are not without merit.
Epstein, in his research, looked at over 4,000 election-related web searches on Google and Yahoo over the course of 25 days from mid-October up until Election Day. He found that pro-Clinton articles swamped pro-Trump news.
A separate study conducted by Nicholas Diakopoulos analyzed a series of Google search results from December 1, 2015. He searched for the names of all sixteen presidential candidates and discovered that Democrats, on average, had seven favorable search results among Google’s top 10. Republican candidates, meanwhile, had only 5.9 positive articles in the top ten.
Diakopoulos ran another study the summer prior to the 2016 election and found the majority of sources selected for Google’s news box were left-leaning outlets. The New York Times, CNN and The Washington Post accounted for nearly 50% of Google’s news sources. Articles from Fox News, the only conservative news source among the 113 featured by Google during Diakopoulos’ study, only appeared approximately 1% of the time.
Google representative Maggie Shiels rejected the accusations of left-wing bias, claiming that the box’s algorithm picked up news across the internet with no particular regard to political party or ideology. The company, in an explanation on their website, goes into the details of the algorithm, saying it promotes articles based on “freshness, location, relevance and diversity.” But is this really true?
Analysts have looked further into Google’s operations over the years, gathering further information from patents the company has filed. These patents suggest that search engines may be tailoring results to an individual’s web history—promoting sites and story topics the user selects the most. Diakopoulos explained that people searching for positive news about Trump are more likely to be exposed to conservative news, while people who search for left-leaning topics will receive more liberal news results.
The press, however, has a large influence over these results as well. “If 70 percent of the news media is liberal, you can expect there to be some unequal results to come from a search engine,” Diakopoulos said. In this case, social media may not necessarily be biased, but instead reflects the bias of the left-leaning mainstream media.
And all of that’s just indirect bias. In terms of direct bias from social media companies, many powerful tech giants have faced accusations of heavily favoring left-wing news sources.
In May of 2016, several former Facebook employees revealed to technology blog Gizmodo that the platform regularly suppressed news about prominent Conservative figures and events, including Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, and the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The employees also confessed that stories from Conservative outlets, such as Newsmax and Breitbart, were dismissed in favor of left-wing coverage of the same stories.
Facebook denied these accusations, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg later invited sixteen Conservative leaders to the company headquarters for a meeting. Zuckerberg conceded that although he holds liberal beliefs, Facebook must be open to Conservative viewpoints if the site is intended to be an open marketplace of ideas.
Google and Facebook aren’t the only platforms that have been accused of liberal bias. In early October, Twitter blocked a campaign advertisement by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), claiming it included “an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong reaction.” In the ad, Blackburn said she helped stop Planned Parenthood from selling baby body parts.
These companies’ denials of bias are still complicated, however, by their executives’ perceived political leanings. Affiliates and employees of Alphabet Inc., a Google holding company, donated over $1 million to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Furthermore, the top 16 candidates who received donations from Alphabet employees were all Democrats.
Facebook has also donated heavily to the Democratic Party—throughout the 2016 election campaign, Hillary Clinton received a total of $478,000 from Facebook affiliates, while Donald Trump received approximately $4,665.
Some companies are more secretive about their political affiliations: in the infamous leaked Podesta emails, it was revealed that Google had loaned its jets to Clinton’s campaign staff on several occasions. The Obama administration also built connections with Google, where twenty-two former White House officials worked. Another study conducted in 2016 concluded that Google representatives attended White House meetings over once a week, on average, from the beginning of the Obama presidency until October 2015.
Some have said that with Trump’s victory, Google and Facebook have suffered a loss, as their left-wing cronyism has finally been exposed. Other Conservative pundits argue that these social media platforms can be valuable tools in the spread of Conservative ideas, if used skillfully. Brad Parscale, who ran President Trump’s campaign, said it was Facebook that helped Trump win the election. “I think Donald Trump won, but I think Facebook was the method—it was the highway in which he drove his car on” Parscale explained.
In their mission to promote left-wing ideas, these platforms are ultimately only hurting themselves and their cause. Do they expect the American populace to accept this prelude to outright censorship? As the gatekeepers of the world’s information, it is time for these social media platforms to open their eyes to reality: silencing Conservative voices will only make us speak up louder. And suppressing information will only make Americans hungrier for the truth.
October 24, 2017
The U.S. House of Representatives will vote tomorrow on the Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act and the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017, both of which address the dangerous aggression of Iran and its terrorist organization, Hizballah.
The Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act, known as H.R. 1698, expands sanctions against Iran's illicit ballistic missile program and its aggressive behavior in the region. The bill states: "the President shall impose sanctions against: (1) Iranian government agencies involved in ballistic missile development; (2) foreign entities that supply material for, or otherwise facilitate or finance, such efforts; (3) foreign persons or foreign government agencies that import, export, or re-export prohibited arms or related material to or from Iran; and (4) foreign persons or entities that transfer goods or technologies contributing to Iran's ability to acquire or develop ballistic missiles, including launch technology, and destabilizing numbers and types of advanced conventional weapons."
The Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017, known as H.R. 3329, cuts off the flow of resources to the Lebanese-based terrorist organization and its affiliates, and targets foreign governments, individuals and companies that support them. H.R. 3329 strengthens and expands the scope of economic and financial sanctions by previous legislation imposed on Hizballah, the Shi'a Islamic political party and militant group. This bill is significant in light of Hizballah's global reach to areas in the Western Hemisphere where it is involved in organized crime such as drug trade, trafficking of exotic animals and black-market sales of precious metals and gems to finance its terror activities and its fighting in support of the Assad regime in Syria. In addition, H.R. 3329 requires that Congress receive information on Hizballah's illicit activities, which legislators could use to better fund the resources necessary to counter the terrorist group.
O'Keefe Strikes Again, Catches NYT Editors On Hidden Camera: "Targeting Trump's Businesses, His Dumb F**k Of A Son"
Our Broken Obama Military Can’t Even Manage to Toss Out Traitors
Posted: Oct 02, 2017 12:01 AM
After nearly a decade under President Faily McWorsethancarter, can our military win a fight with North Korea? Because if it is unable to perform the basic task of ensuring that the people commissioned to lead our troops in the defense of the United States are actually loyal to the United States, how the hell can we reasonably expect it to be able to conduct high-intensity combat operations against a Nork Army that prioritizes fighting over political correctness?
I don’t enjoy saying that – it gives me no pleasure to have to wonder whether the Army I served in both in active and reserve status for close to 28 years is broken. And it’s not just the Army. The Marines and the Special Ops community, well, they seem to be holding on to the standards the rest have forgotten, but the Navy and the Air Force – they’re broken too. Our military – in terms of strategy, equipment, and leadership, is in crisis. American troops will die if we don’t fix it.
Hell, they already have.
We have a Navy that can’t even sail its few remaining ships without running into giant cargo vessels. I come from a Navy family. You should call my dad, the retired lieutenant commander, and ask him what he thinks about the Navy’s current level of seamanship. It will not be a happy chat.
It is, in fact, a disgrace. Our sailors, the precious young men and women we commissioned officers are charged with leading and protecting, are dying because our officer corps tolerates incompetence. One collision is an accident. Two is a lifestyle.
And yeah, they’ve fired some admirals, and that’s a good start, but the problem is a cultural rot, not just one ‘ed-up command. The Navy focused on things besides its mission – “to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas” – and in the last few months that misplaced focus has killed 17 sailors and taken two major vessels out of action in the Western Pacific at the very moment we are on the edge of war.
Did you know several senior Navy officers are being or have been charged for corruption? Corruption. Graft. Bribes. Hookers. Senior leaders, and they’re scumbugs – criminal scumbags. But hey, the Army has its problems too. General Petraeus…sheesh, what a punch in the gut it was to see him use the Army values as a latrine. Then there was the 82nd Airborne general court martialed for using his billet to build himself a sex harem. And how about the colonel who played games with contracts and ditched his wife to marry an Iraqi chick – the Army was so upset he got a reprimand and to keep his pension. No jail time.
Let me say that again. No jail time. Yeah, that would totally have happened to a sergeant who did the same thing, according to several high-ranking unicorns in the Judge Advocate Office.
Want to know what generals and admirals don’t get in trouble for? Failing to win wars.
The military senior leadership has turned into a fraternity, where they cover up for each other and make sure everyone graduates with a gentleman’s “C”. And it’s not even a fun fraternity – the senior leadership is painfully politically correct, parroting all the right buzzwords and receive wisdom of our failed ruling caste. Many of these people are courageous on the battlefield – they’ll happily charge a Taliban warrior wielding an AK-47. But they quake in their boots back home in the face of an enemy they don’t understand and that can destroy their careers – the Social Justice Warrior. That’s why you don’t see them saying what every damn one of them knows is true – that women, despite their heart and commitment, are a net liability in ground combat units, that trans troops are an expensive distraction and damaging to morale, and that the insane focus on “diversity” programs sucks up priceless training time and fuels, rather than quells, discord in the ranks.
But they don’t dare object. That’d be risky. And these are the senior leaders who we will allow to lead our sons and daughters in battle if Korea goes hot. How’s your confidence level?
And we have now reached the pinnacle of the military’s moral bankruptcy with the revelation that one Second Lieutenant Spenser Rapone is a communist. Not like a wannabe communist, not like a routine college-years liberal dummy, but a full-on, dictatorship-of-the-proletariat communist.
While at West Point.
Yeah, and the Academy knew. The chain of command knew what this guy was, because he told them (Army alumni have done the job the MSM, which probably sympathizes with this idiot, has failed to do, digging up plenty about him and putting it out on social media). But the Academy let this creep slide through anyway. They let a guy who unequivocally stated his hatred for this country get a security clearance. (Sound familiar? The Air Force’s Worst Airperson of the Century Reality Winner, anyone?) Then they gave Rapone a commission as a United States Army officer. And they did it knowing who he was, because in the leftist-loving environment Obama created, they were terrified to throw the bum out on his Marx. Hell, he felt comfortable enough to post this all on social media, and the Army chain of command didn’t act until we outside the military made a stink and it had to do something.
You’ve seen the photo of this disgrace wearing a Che t-shirt under his uniform and showing it off. Question: Who took the photo? He was with other cadets so some other cadet saw it and did nothing – doesn’t West Point have an honor code, or is honor now a microaggression? Imagine how interested CNN and the Democrats would suddenly be if his undergarment icon was Hitler, or even Robert E. Lee, instead of the racist, gay-murdering dorm room darling of the campus commies.
“But, he has a right to express his…”
No, he doesn’t.
A United States officer cannot be a communist, or a Nazi, or a jihadist. These vile allegiances are incompatible with military service, and we are under no moral obligation to enter into a suicide pact by letting these vermin into our officer corps. Haven’t enough people died, like at Fort Hood, because the chain of command was too cowardly to risk getting called jihadiphobic to get rid of an insider threat?
Apparently not. Well, we’re not obligated to keep this America-hating cretin in either.
There’s an investigation going on to gather evidence to see if charges are warranted. If charges are filed, 2LT Rapone will get the due process rights punks like him would deny to others – including due process rights Democrats would deny college students accused of sex abuse.
Here’s what Colonel Schlichter would have done – actually, I would have dropped him into the bowl long before now and flushed, but let’s assume I got one of those 3 a.m. phone calls that begins “Sir, there’s been an incident…”
First, I’d call that little rat into my office, state that information has come to my attention that has caused me to lose confidence in his ability to lead, and temporarily relieve him of his post. I would assign him to a position that does not require him to supervise enlisted soldiers or interact with NCOs. After his social media posts attacking non-commissioned officers, the backbone of the Army, that would be me doing Millennial Neidermeyer a favor.
Suitable jobs for him as the investigation is underway would include “Deputy Officer-in-Charge, Volleyball Distribution” or “Assistant Combat Boot Warehouse Inventory Counting Operations Officer.”
Next, I would call my S-2 (intel) officer in and tell him to pull Rapone’s security clearance. From that moment on, the closest thing to classified material he’d get would be the brigade Christmas Secret Santa exchange (I’d ensure he got assigned to the Command Sergeant Major because I’m kind of evil).
Oh, and I’d order this moron, in writing, not to use social media, and specifically, not to access, delete, change, close, alter, remove or in any way change any of his social media accounts. Sadly, it appears some of his accounts are now locked, indicating that the Army probably did not think to do this to preserve evidence. I hope they got CID to get a warrant and grab his electronics; I doubt they did that either.
If what appears true is true, Soon-To-Be Mr. Rapone needs to do time before he’s booted – you can’t have LTs posting obscenities about the SecDef and let that slide and still have a disciplined Army. But the real story isn’t this one loser. It’s not even the other losers who knew what he was and said and did nothing. It’s the chain of command.
We need to know exactly what the faculty and staff at West Point knew about Comrade Cadet Rapone’s treachery. If they did know – and I bet we will find out that he was counseled in writing about it – every officer from his first line supervisor to the USMA Superintendent must be relieved and reprimanded. West Point is supposed to be the heart of the Army, but we may find that, after the pernicious influence of Obama and his ilk, it won’t even take its own side in a fight.
This is a symptom of a bigger disease. The Army, and the military in general, has lost its way. Fortunately, we have a president who actually loves America and a Secretary of Defense who is a warrior. They need to set the standard and make examples – you get more of what’s rewarded, less of what’s punished. Let’s reward leadership, not careerism. Let’s demand moral courage, and not tolerate careerist cowardice. The lives of our troops, and our country’s survival depends on it.
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Published on May 9, 2017
Financial expert Catherine Austin Fitts says the elite are trying to shrink the pie to centralize control. It doesn't have to be that way. There are lots of ways to grow the pie, and one way is with new technology.
Fitts thinks President Trump “has done a much better job than I expected considering he has no government experience.”
The fraud in the budgets, according to Fitts, has got to stop. . . . More than $11 trillion has disappeared from the federal budgets, and it’s all documented on Solari.com.
Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Catherine Austin Fitts, former Assistant Secretary of Housing during the Bush (41) Administration and Publisher of The Solari Report.
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