Memorial Day – 2018
Hungary, the Czech Republic and Romania, in coordination with Israel, today blocked a joint EU statement criticizing the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, Israeli officials and European diplomats told me.
Behind the scenes: The initiative to publish the statement was led by France and several other EU member states. Israeli officials say the goal was to present to the U.S. a common position against the move by all 28 member states, and to embarrass and isolate the Trump administration ahead of Monday’s ceremony.
According to European diplomats and Israeli officials, the draft statement circulated in European capitals had three points:
Continue reading at axios.com.
Note: Austria is also bucking the EU on this issue.
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) May 12, 2018
— Wayne Winters (@minnman47) May 12, 2018
— Wayne Winters (@minnman47) May 11, 2018
— Trey Von Dinkis (@Trey_VonDinkis) May 10, 2018
By Bryan Dean Wright
When I worked as a CIA officer, playing politics wasn’t part of the job – not for me, not for any of my colleagues. But after watching Democratic senators play to the cameras at the confirmation hearing Tuesday on Gina Haspel’s nomination to become CIA director, I was disappointed to see politics was their major focus.
Haspel is a brilliant intelligence officer with 33 years at the CIA. She has devoted most of her adult life to protecting our nation and won awards for her outstanding performance. Like all of us at the CIA, she’s never carried out her responsibilities as a Democrat or a Republican – but as an American patriot.
But if viewers were hoping for an adult discussion at Haspel’s televised confirmation hearing about how to best protect our nation from terrorists and hostile foreign nations, they got something quite different.
Americans watching the hearing were treated to over two hours of bumbling, partisan attacks that left listeners with one clear takeaway: Democrats were focused on the sins of the past, not of the threats of the future. Moreover, they showed no interest in helping fix what is clearly a broken CIA.
Americans watching the Haspel hearing were treated to over two hours of bumbling, partisan attacks that left listeners with one clear takeaway: Democrats were focused on the sins of the past, not of the threats of the future.
In other words, the Democratic senators on the Intelligence Committee who fancy themselves as progressive thinkers ended up looking like a bunch of circus clowns who missed the train ride home. Their inane questions and partisan motivations ended up embarrassing not just themselves but the party and the nation. Continue reading and watch video at foxnews.com.
President Donald Trump’s announcement Tuesday that the U.S. is leaving the Iran deal marks the end of what his predecessor, Barack Obama, considered his main foreign policy legacy.
Trump will earn credit from his supporters for keeping his promise. But in truth, the Iran deal was undone by its own terms. It did not stop Iran from enriching uranium; it did not stop Iran from building a nuclear weapon, eventually; and it did not stop Iran’s global aggression.
In fact, the Iran deal was not even a deal at all.
It was never signed by any of the parties (the U.S., Iran, France, the UK, Germany, China, and Russia). It was unclear about crucial subjects like ballistic missiles, because the “deal” was described differently by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and by the UN Security Council Resolutions that were meant to implement it. And, crucially, it was never sent to the U.S. Senate for ratification. Continue reading at breitbart.com.
DON’T EVER FORGET WHO DID THIS‼️ pic.twitter.com/WDtcUxkUlG
— ♦️♏️Mare♏️Loves♍️America♍️♦️ (@MareLovesUSA1) May 8, 2018
How the Iran deal violates the Constitution
By Clare M. Lopez — 08/11/15
Among the myriad other reasons why the recently concluded Iran nuclear agreement is a bad deal, the fact that it clearly violates the U.S. Constitution ought to be given more attention.
Article VI says “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.” Continue reading at thehill.com.
Please stop playing Secretary of State Mr. Kerry. You weren't very good at it the 1st time around when you were actually the Secretary of State. There is quite the cleanup needed now in aisles 2,4, 7, 9, 11, 14 and 17. Please step aside sir.https://t.co/X3fErrkIc4
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) May 4, 2018
John Kerry talking with international
leaders about preserving Iran nuclear deal:
(Although he is no longer SofS 🤨)
Seems to violate the Logan Act 🧐@afbranco
— Carrie ❤️ America 🇺🇸 (@carrieksada) May 5, 2018
— Kris Paronto (@KrisParonto) April 27, 2018
First of all, it’s the Bill of Rights not the “bill of needs.” Second, this is me hunting in Texas with an “assault rifle,” aka a normal semi-automatic rifle. Thanks to the suppressor, my hearing is fine. pic.twitter.com/8h08aLNTq1
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) March 29, 2018
Hat tip: bizpzcreview.com.