Iran Should Fear the Reaper


Awesome thoughts on President Trump defending American interests against Iranian aggression even in the face of Dem Party cowardice as the Left trembles assuming despicable Iran will escalate toward military confrontation. Justin Smith nails it!

 

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Iran Should Fear the Reaper 

A Resolute Defense of America

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 1/5/2020 1:54 PM

 

Making a fine and righteous decision, President Donald J. Trump gave the order **Statement by the Department of Defense for an airstrike, conducted near Baghdad International Airport on January 3rd 2020, in retaliation for the U.S. contractor killed at the K1 Iraqi base by Kata’ib Hezbollah^^, and the President’s quick response sent Iran’s Quds Force^^^ General Qassem Soleimani to the hell he had earned here on earth, as the leader of the world’s largest terrorist organization, tearing his body apart. The strike also took Iraq’s Abu [Mahdi] al-Muhandis [CEP Profile & JPost Profile], deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Iraq — the Popular Mobilization Forces†† — and twenty-five others, including the PMF protocol officer, Mohammed Reda. This was an end that was far from anything resembling justice, because it was much too swift and much too humane for a monster, and his fellow terrorists, who had caused so much destruction, misery and death around the globe, including the deaths of at least 603 U.S. soldiers; however, it did deliver a hard blow to international terrorism.

 

^^[Blog Editor: Info on Islamic Terrorists Kata’ib Hezbollah:

 

 

 

 

 

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After the PMF had failed in an attempt to overrun the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, on New Year’s Eve [Military Times info], President Trump delivered a threat to Iran to cease its efforts to destabilize the area or prepare to “be held fully responsible for lives lost, or damage incurred, at any of our facilities,” and “pay a very Big Price. This is not a warning; it is a Threat. Happy New Year!”

 

“You can’t do anything,” responded Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader. The next day, President Trump showed him different.

 

Shortly after the airstrike, President Trump took to the airways to deliver the news to the American people. In part, his message read as follows: “We took the action last night to stop war. We did not take the action to start a war. I have deep respect for the Iranian people. They are a remarkable people with an incredible heritage and unlimited potential. We do not seek regime change. However, the Iranian regime’s aggression in the region, including the use of proxy fighters to destabilize its neighbors must end and it must end now. The future belongs to the people of Iran, those who seek peaceful coexistence and cooperation, not the terrorist warlords, who plunder their nation to finance bloodshed abroad.”

 

Many of the Leftist Democrats, such as Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer were deeply distressed that they weren’t notified that the President was preparing to take such action. However, as Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) noted on Fox News: The last group of people you want to talk to about this is Democrats in Congress, Republicans in Congress … To all those Democrats who are criticizing the President, I was aware of what his options were. They were about to unleash holy hell on our people in Iraq and throughout the region, and the President decisively took action.” [Similar in Senator Graham Press Release]

 

Quick as a hard rain, a number of the usual critics, leftist Trump haters and anti-interventionist Trump supporters, decried the action, as a move that will result in a significantly fearsome Iranian retaliation against America and its allies and a possible recklessly risked all-out war with Iran. They assume the U.S. will be drawn into a broader conflict similar to what unfolded in Afghanistan and Iraq; but, these people have obviously been stranded on a deserted island for the past four decades, because Iran has really been at war with the U.S. since 1979.

 

Since the Islamic Republic of Iran was created in 1979, the Quds Force has actively wreaked havoc across the globe, in countries like Bosnia, Kenya, Turkey, Bahrain, Germany, and it was even the bad actor behind the brazen failed plot in 2011 to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador on U.S. soil, just as its IED’s maimed and killed hundreds of U.S. soldiers and Marines in both Afghanistan and Iraq at the peak of the wars, as Iran worked against our efforts there, initially; it was also responsible for the bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, in 1996, that took the lives of nineteen Americans; and, the Quds Force has planned bombings in Kenya and Germany, just to name a few of the many acts of terrorism that have the Quds Force’s signature.

 

The Supreme Leader and General Qassem Soleimani, who was more powerful than Iran’s president in foreign policy matters and controlled billions of dollars in terror financing across the world, were responsible for the only true act of war in this latest Iranian misadventure.  They put boots on the ground in Iraq for the purpose of planning and directing attacks against U.S. diplomats and U.S. forces, that are lawfully in country by the authority of Congress and with the Iraqi government’s permission, and those U.S. forces have a right and a duty to defend their positions, against all threats, especially those from enemy commanders directing Iranian backed militias to attack them in a combat zone; they could and they did lawfully remove the threat Soleimani represented, when they killed him, as a legal act against an enemy combatant under the rules of war, and President Trump’s action was Constitutionally legitimate and a stunning counter-move, not an assassination.

 

A cold-blooded killer, the hardliner of hardliners, a constant shadowy figure in the Middle East, and Iran’s indispensable man, Qassem Soleimani had enormous control over the entire global Islamic terror network, overseeing operations and executing Iran’s geopolitical vision, since he also ran proxies in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon, appearing where conflicts rage and disappearing just as quickly. Between 2011 and 2013 alone, he had planned thirty separate terror attacks, and prior to this, he had orchestrated terror attacks in Thailand, New Delhi, Lagos and Nairobi, honing his skills with ruthless cunning. And taken in its entirety, as the head of the Quds Force’s irregular warfare and intelligence arm, Soleimani’s death was bigger than that of Osama bin Laden and Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, and his killing marks a major escalation with Tehran, that has been long overdue, and it signifies a new era in U.S. relations with Iran.

 

On January 2nd 2020, telling reporters that Islamic violence by Iranian backed Shiite militias in Iraq will be met with U.S. force and countermeasures, Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared, “The game has changed.”

 

In an interview with Fox News on January 3rd 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated: “We don’t seek war with Iran. But we, at the same time, are not going to stand by and watch the Iranians escalate and continue to put American lives at risk without responding in a way that disrupts, defends, deters and creates an opportunity to de-escalate the situation.”

 

The leadership hierarchy of Iran condemned the attack, as Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called Soleimani’s killing “an act of international terrorism.” The Supreme Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said, “A severe retaliation awaits the murderers who have the blood of Soleimani and that of the other martyrs on their hands”, and according to Iran’s state-owned newspaper, Hamshari, for the first time ever, Khamenei took part in an emergency meeting of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, vowing to avenge Soleimani’s killing.

 

In reality, nobody knows for certain what happens from this point on, not even those in making the decisions, who are weighing out the costs and the benefits to some of their next steps. Make no mistake. The Iranian ayatollahs and mullahs are not completely suicidal, although that dynamic is at play; but in the course of waging their jihad against the West, they are mostly calculating and strategic, so the chances for an all-out direct war between Iran and the United States is low, at the present time.

 

Although President Trump’s hardened sanctions are now bringing some real economic pain to Iran and its leaders, Iran has paid a very small price for all the innocent blood it has shed over the past four decades, while it increased its global reach and influence and achieved greater military capabilities, as it developed a nuclear weapons program and acted aggressively, belligerently and violently against America and Her Allies. The strike that ended General Qassem Soleimani’s life has rocked the Iranian regime to its core.

 

Over the decades, past administrations have been overly patient with Iran and engaged them only through proxies in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Israel, and although President Trump followed with substantial restraint and respect for the Iranian regime, always leaving the door open to negotiations towards better relations, that restraint was viewed by Tehran as proof of the Trump administration’s lack of will to respond. Their miscalculations and overreach in Iraq resulted in Soleimani’s death, as President Trump engaged them directly for the first time, since the Reagan administration, and he proved America will meet their attacks with overwhelming force, when deemed necessary, without fighting proxy wars.

 

Reported by Victor Garcia on January 4th (Fox News), President Trump made a statement that read: “Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader who had just killed and American [and] badly wounded many others, not to mention all of the people he had killed over his lifetime, including recently hundreds of Iranian protesters. [Soleimani] was already attacking our Embassy, and preparing for additional hits in other locations. Iran has been nothing but problems for many years. Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago) some at a very high level (and) important to Iran [and] the Iranian culture, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!”

 

Iran does have sleeper agents in America, and it also holds the largest arsenal of all types of missiles capable of striking our forces anywhere in the region, but these facts should not make us throw up our hands in surrender and let Iran intimidate us into meekly accepting whatever Iran seeks to do there and elsewhere in the world, because the policies of appeasement are precisely what has led to the current reality. Those hysterical voices adamantly asserting President Trump’s airstrike has set us on a path of all-out war are the same voices in the Middle East who were directly responsible for aiding and enabling Iran to the point that Iran could now pose such a dire threat.

 

Normally averse to war, President Trump has obviously been prepared for this moment for much of his presidency, and the American people should not overact to the notion of an escalation, since Iran’s economy is shot and its military power, both in conventional and terrorist ranks, is eroding. While President Trump can effectively use America’s massive military power, he has only ever sought to prevent Iran from dramatically escalating hostilities to the point of a catastrophic response, such as Iran now understands it will face; and, regardless of how Soleimani’s death has changed Iran’s strategic calculations, President Trump’s actions demonstrate he is intent on bringing peace through strength and a resolute defense of U.S. interests and America against any who threaten Her.

 

Americans should note the incongruity and the hypocrisy, the double standard employed by Democrats, who castigated President Trump’s decision not to intervene in Turkey’s genocide against the Kurds and now harshly damn him for properly reacting in Iraq to protect Americans. President Trump faced a determined enemy and sent their blood-thirsty commander to hell, no virgins in paradise, by way of the fire and fury of an American MQ-9 Reaper drone.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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One Life to Give


Monday November 11 is Veterans Day. Justin Smith is a veteran. Justin takes a Patriotic look at foreign wars that have touched his life. An interesting portion are Justin’s reminiscences of Sergeant First Class Robert Grover Smith – Justin’s father – war recollections. I had the honor of briefly knowing Robert Smith via Facebook.

 

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One Life to Give

Honor the Veterans of Foreign Wars

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent  11/9/2019 7:54 PM

 

Men have fought and died in countless wars throughout the ages, and nothing much changed in that respect with the modern world in the 20th century, that saw two world wars and countless conflicts waged by our men and women, alongside America’s allies. Towards the end of the 20th century and on into the 21st century, the wars and conflicts remain just as hard fought, murderous, terrible and bloody and deadly, as we were drawn into new wars in the Middle East by the Islamic attack on America on September 11th 2001. As time continues on without many of us, it is unlikely that the fact of war as part of life will ever depart from our descendants or from this world, so long as evil men exist and wish to impose tyranny on the righteous, autonomous, self-determining free born men and women of the world.

 

On November 11th, many across the nation will be celebrating Veterans Day to commemorate the men and women who fought and died and fought and survived the many foreign wars our people have had visited upon them over the past century, especially in the last few decades, with the chaos exploding all across the Middle East. But whether it was fighting the Germans and their allies during WWI and WWII or the Koreans and the Chinese near the Yalu River during the Korean “Conflict”, American men and women have served honorably in the name of freedom and liberty for all and a variety of purposes aimed at keeping the nation safe from the threats to freedom of their own particular day and time, regardless of just how necessary or avoidable those conflicts and wars were viewed and fought out on the political battlefields back home.

 

I remember my own Pop, Robert Grover Smith (SFC retired U.S. Army),  telling the story in his waning years of being with his platoon and surrounded by rapidly advancing Nazi SS troops in the Ardennes Forest, during the Battle of the Bulge. He had just turned nineteen and had already been fighting this war for nearly two years, after getting my Grandmother to sign a release that allowed him to join at seventeen, and so, at what seems all too young an age, he and the other men of his platoon were facing what seemed to be almost certain death, since the grapevine had already told that any U.S. and Allied soldiers captured by the SS were being summarily executed on the spot, just like at Malmedy on December 17th 1944.

 

81 U.S. Soldiers Massacred Malmedy by Nazi SS 12/17/1944

 

[From The History Place: The bodies of 81 American soldiers from Battery B of the 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion, killed by Waffen-SS troops on December 17, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge near the Belgian town of Malmedy.]

 

Upon realizing their predicament, many had begun dumping the numerous “war souvenirs” they had picked off the bodies of dead German soldiers, the likes of Iron Crosses, Nazi armbands and flags and other unusual items not readily found back home, or anywhere else. As quickly as one of Pop’s friends suggested, “Smitty … You better shed anything of the Kraut crap“, Pop said that he slowly and calmly turned and looked the soldier in the eye and replied, “Do what you want. I don’t intend to get captured“. And that one comment rallied his platoon enough that, despite being worn out, frost-bitten by four below zero temperatures and low on rations and medical supplies, they held on and managed to fight through to rejoin their company.

 

Dad would go on from that day to receive a Bronze Star and live to see combat in Korea on the Yalu that earned him his second Bronze Star, along with other deadly combat near Kuna Re Pass, where he was recommended for the Silver Star. He continued his career until the end of the Vietnam War, accumulating numerous medals and awards. He was one of the lucky ones, who unbelievably was able to survive all three wars, when so many others returned home in body bags.

 

[Justin’s father earned (which means displays of valor) medals from participating in three wars America fought. I can’t tell you why but I became intrigued that SFC Robert Grover Smith was distinguished with Silver Star from military operations at “Kuna Re Pass”. The problem I discovered with search engines I couldn’t locate a Kuna Re Pass. BUT I did find Kunu-Ri Pass. I’m guessing it the same place with an oral history spelling discrepancy. Apparently some Turkish soldiers as part of the UN contingent were pretty beat up by the Commie Chinese in Korea, but I’m more interested in U.S. Soldiers action. I couldn’t find SFC R.G. Smith info in my scant search efforts, but here are some excerpts from others experiencing Kunu-Ri Pass:

 

 

The Turkish Brigade was decimated during a rearguard action near Kunu-ri in November, desperately trying to buy time for American soldiers who were retreating. China had just entered the war on the side of North Korea, and their overwhelming numbers had thrown back the American forces.

 

The battle of Kunu-ri also chewed up Pederson’s own unit, the 38th Regiment of the 2nd Infantry Division. Just like the Turks, they were assigned to screen the retreat of their fellow GIs. The battle that cost 1,653 Americans their lives almost cost Pederson his, and he remembers the night he fought in it as the worst he experienced during the war.

 

 

Pederson served as a runner, meaning he carried important messages by hand when radio communications weren’t feasible. During one night at Kunu-ri Pass, an entire platoon of soldiers lost contact with the rest of the company. Not knowing the location of the missing platoon, Pederson’s commander assigned him to take one other man and try to find them, somewhere on a ridge above the main group.

 

Pederson and the other man made it about a quarter mile up the hill before they got so close to Chinese soldiers that they could hear them talking. It was night, but the moonlight reflected off newly fallen snow so a person could be seen up to 100 yards away.

 

… (Brainerd veteran works to remember the forgotten war; By  Zach Kayser; Brainerd Dispatch; 6/20/15 12pm.)

 

 

Roughly a quarter of all Americans killed during the Korean War died between August and December 1950, during the battles of the Pusan Perimeter, the Chosin Reservoir, and Kunu-ri Pass. 178,426 UN troops died in Korea, compared to more than 700,000 Communists. The first American, Pvt. Kenneth Shadrick died near Osan.

 

… (14 amazing yet little-known facts about the Korean War; By Blake Stilwell; We Are The Mighty; 6/25/16 04:04AM EST)]

 

Seventy-five thousand U.S. soldiers were killed fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. And, as unfortunate as it was for the victims of war, in some ways it was probably a blessing that the death count wasn’t higher than the approximately 4,000 civilians killed in the fighting around the Ardennes Forest, most likely due to its heavy wooded areas and being sparsely populated at the time.

 

Almost 40,000 U.S. soldiers were killed in the Korean War, and approximately fifteen percent of the 22 million Koreans at the time were killed .

 

Millions of soldiers from all wars have very similar stories, since the firepower might improve along with the technology, but the situation of the Ground Pounders always seems to remain constant. The situation can change on any day at any moment as ground captured one day must be relinquished the next. And in it all, the body count never goes down.

 

This November 14th marks the 54th anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang Valley [Vietnam War] and the most fiercest, savage and intensely fought ground action fought in American military history, since WWII.

 

Combat operations at Ia Drang Valley, Vietnam, November 1965

 

A Staff Sergeant and a friend, Macon Blue was a survivor of Vietnam. He had a steel plate in his head to replace part of his skull, and he was minus one lung, that made him talk like a huffing bear just out of hibernation, all courtesy of “friendly fire” during a battle with North Vietnamese Regulars under Brigadier General Chu Huy Man near Plei Me. He survived, recuperated and went on to fight other battles, believe it or not, before he retired in Germany where he opened a “soul food” restaurant.

 

Fifty-eight thousand two hundred-twenty U.S. soldiers lost their lives in Vietnam.

 

By comparison, U.S. casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq seem so very small as we see a combined total of approximately 6,960 to date, since more are killed each day in a war that still has not ended, but this number is deceptive. With these wars fought largely in urban areas and door to door, along with the enemy’s use of “Improvised Explosive Devices” and suicide bombers, the psychological toll appears to have taken a far greater number of casualties than from previous wars, for a litany of reasons; 300,000, twenty percent of these Veterans now suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD]. And for the moment, there doesn’t appear to be any end in sight.

 

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As we all reflect on current U.S. policy this Veterans Day, anyone questioning the cost and the toll taken from these brave men and women — whether or not placing their lives in the line of fire was worth the risk during their service to America — can certainly be forgiven, in light of Congress’s repeated betrayal of traditional American values. Congress has consistently left our homeland’s interior and its borders unprotected, while good U.S. jobs have been given to foreign born employment based visa holders.

 

In February of 1981, six of us were regaled with wisdom from an Old Colonel as we sat and drank at the old Aztec Club on Victory Drive in Columbus, Georgia. With 34 years of service at the time, he had served in every place imaginable and each conflict since 1947, bearing two battle stars on his jump wings. His very intuitive predictions regarding America’s all new volunteer armed forces and his very word, the look in his eyes, his expression, and most of all the gravel and grit sound of his voice are as vivid today as they were on that night, as he looked in our direction but not at us, seeming to contemplate horrors and a future that troubled him down to his soul, and, to the best of my recollection, he growled:

 

“The all volunteer military was concocted by cowardly and feckless men at the upper echelons of our nation’s government, men and women who demonstrated a remarkable level of strategic and tactical incompetence over the course of every major war of this century, and any young person unfortunate to serve in the military of tomorrow will be sacrificed with increasing frequency on the toss of a dime, if only to save the profit margins of the military industrial complex. 

 

A day will come when Americans have little, if any, real connection or association with the military and its families, and the country’s rulers will decide that legions of crippled and wasted Veterans are too costly to maintain. A prevailing lack of national character will see America cast aside Her damaged soldiers to save a few dollars, never thinking twice and without so much concern as taking out a bag of garbage.”

 

In my lifetime, America has sent Her people into fire-zones and the mouth of Death in places like Vietnam, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Colombia, Panama, Grenada, Serbia, Bosnia, Lebanon, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria and scores of other Third World hell-holes where for one reason or another the “Powers That Be” seem to see our U.S. footprint there as a “critical matter”.

 

Before his death in 2015 at age 89, my Dad often angrily stated that he and other boys had gone to fight against the forces of socialism, communism, fascism and tyranny and totalitarianism only to see those very same evils now growing right here in these United States of America. He would shake his head and exclaim, “It’s a Damn Shame that so much of our blood has been shed for nothing” — that from a man who gave 26 years of his life to the U.S. Army.

 

All America should honor America’s warriors every day, because although war is always unwanted, it is too often foisted upon us, and with that said, we cannot expect peace by sitting within our borders and never engaging other hostile nations before the aggression proceeds too far. And that isn’t to suggest that America should be the world’s policemen, but it is a certainty that without America’s involvement in the peace-keeping process and a willingness to fight if necessary for a vital interest and purpose at hand, one life for each to give, what stands if America doesn’t stand for freedom for Her people and around the globe?

 

So long as evil men seek to control others, coerce and conquer them and rob them of their freedom and liberty, there will be wars and rumors of war, and the demand will remain high for good and decent men and women to once more charge into the valley of Death, to do and die, and defend against merciless, inhumane tyrants, and whether through steel and fire and stone we fight, we hold tight to the Ten Commandments, with strength and courage in our hearts, minds and hands. Peace will never come without the righteous people’s will to fight and defend those things they hold most precious, most dear, without any easy hope or lies.

 

America’s Veterans and Veterans of all foreign wars have time and again reached down deep during past wars, patient and ignoring perils and obstacles, unslinging their weapons and unsheathing their blades, and they have met, engaged, broken and eradicated and defeated crazed and driven foes, winning some wars and losing others, if only for the lack of a leader’s backbone but never because they couldn’t win. Many battles won, from San Juan Hill to Berlin and Tokyo and on to Kabul, Ramadi, Mosul and Berisha, bear the proof, along with the iron sacrifice of their bodies and the will and depth of their souls required to focus on one mission at a time, for the cause of freedom and liberty — shrapnel and bullets filling the air —  never losing sight of their task and never begrudging the one life they had to give.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Blog Editor: Rather than capitulate to Facebook censorship by abandoning the platform, I choose to post and share until the Leftist censors ban me. Recently, the Facebook censorship tactic I’ve experienced is a couple of Group shares then jailed under the false accusation of posting too fast. So I ask those that read this, to combat censorship by sharing blog and Facebook posts with your friends or Groups you belong to.

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Edited by John R. Houk

Text embraced by brackets and source links are by the Editor.

 

© Justin O. Smith

 

These Divided States of America


Many people on the Left and Right pooh-pooh the concept of another Civil War. THOSE PEOPLE are blind to the frustrations of American Conservatives to the two-sided justice system of Dem/Leftist exonerations and GOP/Conservative convictions over the last decade or so. As well as the increase Leftist civil violence perpetrated by Left-Wing anarchists and race baiters. The seeds have been increasingly sown. EVENTUALLY those seeds will sprout into the fruit of consequence. Justin Smith nails the sentiment!

 

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These Divided States of America

Democrats Push Towards Civil War

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 11/3/2019 11:21 PM

 

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God ….. ” ~ 2 Timothy 3:1-4

 

In a deranged world turned upside down, in these divided states of America, it is America’s sane patriots who are labeled insane, while Her people suffer under the final stages of cultural Marxism. Society is being turned upside down through the Democratic Party’s attempts at enforcing their twisted morality on us all, and as they externalize conservatives, Christians and Trump supporters as their enemies they use anything they can to smite these people down in their bid for power, discovering satisfaction in destruction, as an end in itself, making their lives seem to have greater meaning by way of their bedlam and chaos. And thus, the stage is set for an epic war for the heart and soul of America, waged between the would be tyrants and liberty minded Americans, between evil and good, dark and light.

 

[Thoughts on Cultural Marxism dated 2007, 2013 and 2019:

 

 

 

 

The key Communist in all these posts is the long deceased Italian Eurocommunist Antonio Gramsci which appears more influential in the 21st century than the violent revolution advocates such as Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong (aka Mao Tse-Tung) and Bill Ayers to name ONLY a few.]

 

Every Trump supporter has most certainly dealt with their dastardly opponents of late, with many of these leftists seeming to justify any act they choose in their “resistance” against the Trump administration and his supporters. Void of reason and persuasion, today’s Democratic Party members are essentially communists of the Antifa mentality, seeking to destroy our Republic by any means necessary through physical violence, while the Party’s more timid members still resort to sneering, slander, intimidation and threats.

 

Asking a Democrat to try to work within the existing capitalist system and respect and honor our American heritage today is nearly the same as asking the protagonist Evgeny Vasilich [or Vasilyevich] Bazarov of ‘Father’s and Children’ to work to make a better world and hearing the words “That’s not for us to do … First the ground must be cleared.” [Blog Editor: I found Justin’s English translated version on a BrothersJuddBlog.com post under the heading excerpted from a Foreign Affairs article (FA subscription needed) – the heading to scroll to “nIHILISM IS PURE rEASON”] The author, Ivan Turgenov, disavowed political and social institutions, in much the same way as today’s Democrats disavow the federal institutions and the Founding of America Herself.

 

These nihilists and communists are always ready with their brass knuckles, clubs, pepper spray and knives, sometimes firearms, to create mayhem in a crowd, just as they have done this year alone, in Portland, Oregon, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Austin, Texas and Tacoma, Washington. They see emerging neo-Nazis under every rock and behind every tree, and in any city one sees Antifa, one witnesses them smashing reporters’ cameras, sometimes their heads, and beating down opposition protesters and the occasional unfortunate lone passerby as their criminal and vicious groups storm the streets, too often with the police simply stepping out of the way, wherever the Leftists control the city government.

 

Recently, on October 25th, a so-called “street artist” named Winston Tseng went around New York City pasting posters over city garbage bins, that depicted his own hatred of white Christians and conservatives. One image shows a white woman wearing a Make America Great Again hat and holding the Bible with a big red line drawn through them, with another showing a man with a MAGA hat, a tattoo of a Confederate flag and a Chick-fil-A cup in his hand, while below both posters read the words “Keep NYC Trash Free”. Tseng noted that he was justified because Trump’s presidency reflects “a lot of hate from white Christians”.

 

And, although NYC has removed most of these posters, as of October 31st, this is the prevalent mindset one finds, in and around the city. It is the exact same mindset that drives most of Leftist America today, from Oakland to Portland and back again to Connecticut and all four corners of the nation, even in cities like Nashville and Memphis.

 

On October 10th, after President Trump’s presidential campaign rally, the chaos in the streets of Minneapolis was nearly as bad as it was after the election of President Trump in 2016. Just wait for their reaction in 2020 and the certain violence to follow.

 

For decades now, leftist professors, such as Stanislav Vysotsky at the University of Wisconsin,  have planted the seeds of this discord and violence by advocating the use of force and violence to give rise to communism in America. Four months ago, Vysotsky wrote: “On America’s streets, Antifa’s militant anti-fascism isn’t terrorism. It’s self-defense.”

 

[Blog Editor: I can tell by the Search Engines Google, Duck Duck Go & StartPage.com; that Vysotsky’s academic credentials override his violent rhetoric justifying Antifa violence. Fortunately I did find some Vysotsky criticism from an ex-Antifa individual too often labelled a defector rather than a hero for truth – Gabriel Nadales, who wrote:

 

Examples can be found from coast-to-coast: Mark Bray, a visiting scholar at Dartmouth College, is a staunch defendant of Antifa’s use of violence and even wrote “Anti-Fa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook,” in which he claims that ‘violence is a “legitimate response” to groups with incendiary views.’

 

Then there is Assistant Professor Stanislav Vysotsky at University of Wisconsin – Whitewater who writes in an op-ed that: “On America’s Streets, Antifa’s Militant Anti-fascism Isn’t Terrorism – It’s Self-defense.”  Professors at Purdue and Stanford Universities, have worked to create a “Campus Antifascist Network” (CAN) to bring together “anyone committed to fighting fascism.” (Former Antifa Member Calls for Radical Group to Be Stopped! Posted by Paul Goldberg & (by Gabriel Nadales | Fox News); News Thud; 7/5/19)

 

Jim Goad writes of  Stanislav Vysotsky:

 

And in the wake of Ngo’s beating, Haaretz published a piece by a certain Stanislav Vysotsky called “Antifa in America: Militant Anti-fascism Isn’t Terrorism, It’s Self-defense” that was so audaciously blind to reality and the fact that “two wrongs make a right” is a fundamental logical fallacy, it likely made George Orwell’s corpse throw up a bit in his mouth:

 

Many militant anti-fascists become involved in this form of activism because aspects of their identity are directly targeted by fascist violence; they are queer, transgender, gender non-conforming, people of color, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, and certainly identified in ways that intersected across these categories….For them, anti-fascism was a means of ensuring their safety from a movement that threatens their very existence and venerates violence as the highest form of action. Even the Antifa activists who identify as cis heterosexual white males are the targets of fascist violence as ‘race’ and ‘gender’ traitors. (Cracking Skulls for a Good Cause; By Jim Goad; TAKI’S MAGAZINE; 7/8/19)]

 

Too many Americans have fallen into the trap of allowing the Marxists of America to equate one’s love for America and a strong nationalist support of America to being a fascist or worse, a white supremacist fascist. There is absolutely nothing wrong at all with being white and a nationalist who loves America, or black and a nationalist, or any person of any color who simply loves America and all Her traditional virtues and principles. Being a nationalist is not anything remotely close to being a “white supremacist” or a “fascist”. The American patriot of today is a person of any color who wishes to preserve America’s national sovereignty, their individual sovereignty and those original founding principles that birthed Her. [Bold text Blog Editor’s]

 

The real fascists are Antifa, because they do not believe in the self-determination of nations and individuals. They oppose the mechanisms of freedom and liberty, giving preference to strong men and those “anointed” to “lead”, or as it was in the past, to dictate and rule, as they seemingly follow the “leadership principle” out of Nazi Germany and the notion of leaders who stand above the law. [Blog Editor: Justin exposes the irony that Antifa (or Anti-Fascists) use Nazi/Fascist/Communist storm trooper methodology to achieve their Marxist ends.]

 

True fascism — Antifa style fascism — has deeper roots in American history than anyone cares to acknowledge. During the 1920s and 1930s, we experienced a massive surge towards fascism in our nation. And fascism really took off when William Dudley Pelley, a radical journalist from Massachusetts, founded the paramilitary Silver Shirts in 1933.

 

Apathetic and complacent, too many Americans are missing warning signs of the rise of the most critical moments in American history, as the unhinged Democratic Party are drafting articles of impeachment at this very moment based on their own fevered flight of fantasy, and they will most certainly vote to impeach President Trump by the end of this year. Their irresponsible actions are setting the stage for events that will burn beyond anyone’s control, and although still a remote likelihood, if the Senate RINOs should join with America’s traitors and actually remove Trump from office, all hell will break loose in America. Too much of the population would instantly lose faith in our political system — those who still have any left — and there will be widespread civil strife in our streets. [Bold text emphasis Blog Editor’s]

 

If President Trump is re-elected expect massive levels of street violence from America’s ordinary socialist and communist types, but especially from Antifa. And if he doesn’t get re-elected, expect violence from an emboldened mass of socialists who continue to use violence as a tool to push their sympathizers in the White House staff to implement their agenda.

 

And Lord, Lord … just think of the reaction from conservatives and the GOP if Trump is actually illegitimately and illegally impeached and removed from office, before the next election.

 

America has entered uncharted territory, unlike and yet similar to the days in the lead up to the first civil war. It is a situation that doesn’t appear to lend itself to any good ending.

 

On October 23rd, the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service took a survey of a thousand registered voters that rated the division in America, using a scale of zero to 100, with 100 being classified as the “edge of civil war”. The average response tallied at 67.23.

 

Even if President Trump wasn’t in office, the seething hatred between the conservatives and the Marxists would still be heavy across the country. And although most Americans wouldn’t off-handed seek to engage in civil war and we don’t wish it on the nation, most of us see it as very nearly inevitable, given the current political environment in America.

 

There is a hard, cold, silent rage building among those of us who love America so well. It cannot be readily quantified specifically, since it is a thing most of us don’t openly discuss in open company, even private company, and instead it has been pent up and held inside, as we have quietly absorbed each betrayal of our trust that further erodes the Republic and our Liberty.

 

America has witnessed its police officers and regular citizens attacked by thugs during recent riots and the rise of lawlessness and sanctuaries for the lawless. We’ve been preyed upon by paid operatives of the organized DNC machine. We know the game, despite the media’s denial, and we have paid close attention, absorbing it all.

 

Americans see the betrayals clearly. We see the borders intentionally left opened. We have witnessed the Islamic terrorists commit one attack after another within our country, while oily, smooth talking disingenuous politicians seem befuddled as to the motivation behind the attacks. Our American Flag is abused by the anti-American left, and activist judges still attempt to push prayer from our schools and our communities. And most recently, the nation has witnessed the most egregious, heinous act of treason play out in the media, as our nation’s intelligence apparatus was weaponized, to mount a soft coup, by former president Obama and his Deep State bureaucratic holdovers, while more traitors sanctimoniously declare there was no crime committed, in their cowardly attempt to avoid accountability and prosecution.

 

The door has closed for the moment on restoring any higher level of civility to our politics, any further compromise by Republicans means the end of the Republic, and the Democrats are beyond any compromise, as the demand total submission and an end to the Republic, in exchange for an authoritarian socialist state, in which the Bill of Rights no longer exists.

 

Democrat or Republican, not one of the current presidential candidates care to maintain the facade of representing all Americans or ironing out the country’s divisions after the elections. The new real politics of the day is about winning either a conservative liberty leaning America or a Marxist authoritarian America, not both, and the candidates are already being far more open about this dynamic, as they seek to win at all costs. The consensus seems to be that fifty-one percent of the electorate will do, and the rest can suffer for choosing the losing side.

 

Politics is a peaceable means of war, and the red, radical Democratic Party Communist rat bastards have been waging war against our Constitution and America, since the Wilson presidency, and against President Trump since November 9th 2016. They [Left-Wing Dems] may have been firing duds for the past three years, but they keep reloading and shooting, and it’s taking us to a point where they will necessarily need to be answered decisively and definitively and not just with strong words and rebukes. [Bold text emphasis Blog Editor’s]

 

Wrap your head around the idea, because whether it is a two day fight or one of years long [fighting] duration and a hard journey, that day of reckoning is going to arrive. And the people you will be forced to fight, as a matter of survival, down and dirty, will all probably live within five to fifty miles of your home. It won’t be Beto or the federal government and Homeland Security knocking in your door to confiscate your firearms or haul you to the boxcars, those people who will try are already living and working nearby, whether anyone knows it or not.

 

And on that day of reckoning, each of us in the fight will be tasked to locate and destroy the enemy, whether in hand-to-hand combat or maneuvering and firing from a long range distance, just like any other good infantryman has done for centuries, in their wars for resources and land and freedom and liberty.

 

The Democratic Party has thrown out the rules and they are going for victory by any means necessary, and historically, this always leads to real war every single time. Left unchecked and without more rational and logically thinking people taking the lead in Congress, if any still currently exist, the current trajectory will result in a full blown, red hot and bloody civil war, this year, next year, ten years from now, but it is on the way, sooner rather than later.

 

The anti-American, anti-Christian and anti-freedom Democrats and those aligned with them want the war that’s looming just over the horizon, because they can’t argue their cause by way of facts and they couldn’t win the vote and the electoral college — God Bless James Wilson, James Madison [SEE ALSO  Madison’s Federalist Paper No. X]and the other Founders. And the Dem hubris is such that they believe themselves entitled to rule, even if their only deity is their bellies and whatever collective consciousness passes for their minds.

 

Those who would be King have already destroyed the normal that used to exist, and as such, those of us who would preserve freedom and liberty for America’s Children and Their Children’s Children are left only with the prospect of absolute and total, red hot bloody civil war, because the red, radical Democrat Commies actually believe they can win what they couldn’t win by way of elections. This makes it incumbent upon us to fight no holds barred, measure for measure, and on to victory — ridding the nation of Her enemies from within — to ensure that the forces of Liberty prevail and win the day, and in doing so we pray that something better indeed will arise out of the ashes and the chaos of war.

 

Americans have beaten fanatics, like Antifa and much of the Democratic Party, in my lifetime, but generally it took some hard and decisive actions to get their attention. Nothing has changed in that regard, and those of us who love this America so well are going to have to make them clearly understand that we’re not buying their new worldview, and if they insist on imposing it upon us, we’ll gladly send them to their Maker.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Are We Heading Toward Civil War? A New Poll Shows Voters Think We’re on The Edge


I have felt for some time America is drifting toward a civil war based on irreconcilable differences between the American Left and American Right. I am now beginning to read civil war talk from what you could label mainstream Conservative outlets. Townhall.com is one such outlet.

 

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Are We Heading Toward Civil War? A New Poll Shows Voters Think We’re on The Edge

 

By Matt Vespa

Oct 24, 2019 3:05 PM

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Soldier silhouette amidst barbed wire – Source: AP Photo/Brennan Linsley

 

The American Civil War was brutal. It remains the bloodiest conflict we have ever fought. It defined the nation and left an imprint that remains to this day, but it was for the better. For starters, the rigid regionalism that was heavily entrenched was washed away. Americans viewed themselves as…Americans, not Virginians, Alabamans, Georgians, or New Yorkers first. The U.S. as national identity was forged out of the ashes of this conflict. The United States was 34 states at the outbreak of the war. Its conclusion saw it become one nation. The notion of military officers resigning their commissions to join their state’s secession efforts is alien today. It was not back then. We share common principles; we’re also a country where folks move more frequently. There is mobility. But that doesn’t mean that a sizeable slice of the population that wants to annihilate the other won’t be any less destructive.

 

The ties that bind us together, the notion that we’re one country united, has been a buffer for the vicious divisions that led to our civil war. Yes, there were many other issues as well, but you can discuss that among yourselves. With recent surveys showing how liberals and conservatives value different cultural norms and view the other as alien, are we on the path toward another destructive conflict between the states? The lines would be different. It would probably be the coasts versus the rural interior instead of north versus south, but I digress.

 

Oftentimes, people roll their eyes when others spout new civil war talk or armed rebellion against the government, but nearly 70 percent of Americans think we could be reaching that point according to a new poll.

 

The Washington Examiner has more:

 

Partisan political division and the resulting incivility has reached a low in America, with 67% believing that the nation is nearing civil war, according to a new national survey.

 

“The majority of Americans believe that we are two-thirds of the way to being on the edge of civil war. That to me is a very pessimistic place,” said Mo Elleithee, the executive director of Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service.

 

And worse, he said in announcing the results of the institute’s Battleground Poll, the political division is likely to make the upcoming 2020 presidential race the nastiest in modern history.

 

In June of 2018, Rasmussen found that 31 percent of voters felt a civil war was possible within the next five years. Maybe this thing is being overblown. It’s a highly divisive time. Tensions and emotions are running high. Will cooler heads prevail? I don’t know. All I know is that this nation became after our first civil war. Slavery was abolished, and the national identity we know today emerged from one of the most brutal moments in our history.

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Intro to ‘America Withdraws From Syria’


Intro by John R. Houk, Blog Editor

By Justin O. Smith

Posted October 22, 2019

 

President Trump wants to pull out of Syria for the very valid reason of stopping involvement in “endless wars.” The difficulty President Trump is facing is one of our staunchest allies against Islamic terrorism has been a group of stateless Kurds that are located in multiple Muslim nations that include Turkey, Iraq, Iran and of course Syria. The none of those nations have ever had any sympathy for the Kurdish people to form an independent Kurdistan with Turkey being the most vehement AGAINST an independent Kurdistan. Turks and Kurds have ethnic commonality and the Turks have jealously protected their land mass and cultural heritage left over after losing WWI. A Jealousy that during and after WWI has led to genocides of non-Turks residing in former Ottoman Turkey and present Republic of Turkey. Armenian and Greek Christians were the initial genocidal victims. YET because Muslim Kurds did not desire to assimilate to Turkish Islamic culture, Kurds also had and have become victims to Turkish genocidal efforts.

To be realistic though, my guess is Arab and Iranian (history’s Persians) efforts of committing genocide against Kurds has more to do with the lack of power than the lack of will to terminate Kurdish-Cultural Muslims. So, I do have sympathy for stateless Kurds. BUT the problem I have with 21st century Kurds is their independence efforts have been led by Communists. In case you missed the history-memo, Communism is a despotic political movement favoring a State-dominated dictatorship ending political Liberty, Individual Liberty, Religious Liberty (favoring atheism), Market Economies AND not least of all – ENDING National Sovereignty.

 

The Turks are going to exterminate any people they feel is a threat to Turkish-Muslim Culture. That includes Christians, Jews, Shi’ites (primarily Iranian threats) and sadly stateless Communist-oriented Kurds fight for independence which would include some Turkish territory.

 

Supporting today’s Kurds is a complicated proposition. Here are some titles that might lead President Trump to say something like, “Forget about it!”:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Am I defending Turkish instituted genocide? GOD NO! If Muslim-Turks thought they could get away with it, they’d exterminate Americans too. If you doubt that, take a look at Ottoman Turk empire building history.

 

Justin Smith gives me choices of titles for his submissions. The Kurdish issue is so complicated I couldn’t decide. So I chose a primary title and italicized the rest.

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America Withdraws From Syria:

Trump Lets the Fires of Chaos Consume Syria

 

Why Is America Still In Syria?  

U.S Abandons Syria to Russia and Iran

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 10/20/2019 4:38 PM

 

President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. would be withdrawing from northeast Syria, after a phone call with Turkish President Erdogan and a tweet, created a flurry of condemnation from former military leaders, politicians and the media, who called it a betrayal of the Kurds, “precipitous” and a move that would allow ISIS to renew itself. They act as though our alliance with the Kurds was based on a treaty when it wasn’t, and they ignore the fact that this was a loose alliance of United States and Kurdish interests coinciding on the ISIS terrorism issue; the fact remains that both the United States and the Kurds understood that America wasn’t staying in Syria forever and this withdrawal day was coming one day.

 

No doubt, President Trump could have handled this situation a bit more adroitly, by intensely planning our disengagement through the Pentagon and the State Department, rather than announcing it on October 7th and starting the withdrawal the next day, something that was strongly opposed by the Pentagon. There should have been a plan in place to be implemented that would have afforded the Kurds a safe position, minimizing the “betrayal”, since they have shed blood and lost 11,000 fighters in the fight against ISIS, at the behest of the U.S.; and, Turkey’s concerns should have been met too, since the PKK [Kurdistan Workers’ Party] communists, a designated terrorist organization, were the operational head of the Kurdish forces in the north even though sixty-five percent of the population in that area are Christian Arabs and Yazidis.

 

Obviously, the Kurds have been useful partners in the fight against ISIS, but they have also destabilized surrounding governments, to the best of their ability, and Leftist Democrats and “Conservative” Republicans suggesting Trump is betraying consistent allies is essentially a load of bull. The Kurds regularly taunted and attacked Turkey, making the situation in Syria more tumultuous and they constantly used their ISIS prisoners as leverage against the U.S. by constantly threatening to release ISIS prisoners and their families.

 

Until a few weeks ago, a joint U.S-Turkish effort effected border patrol, demilitarized the Syrian Democratic Forces along the border and the U.S. was attempting to provide Turkey the security guarantees it required. And as of yet, I have not heard why that was not enough for President Erdogan, other than his demand of 6,000 square mile “buffer zone”, within Syria, that Erdogan would control. This shouldn’t be a requirement for repairing Washington’s and Ankara’s relations, but Turkey’s miscalculations in diplomacy with Russia and Iran pushed the issue, since three million Syrian refugees in Turkey have become a political problem; some 115 million more now appear ready to breach the Turkish border under the current Russian-Syrian-Iranian drive to fill the power vacuum that is underway, and this is more than likely why security mechanisms created four months ago were not enough to satisfy Erdogan.

 

If the U.S. had attempted to construct a KRG model in Syria, we might not be here, but we never attempted to build such a construct. It also greatly angered Erdogan that we inverted our relationship through disjointed policy makers on the ground, who forgot the mission was to simply eradicate ISIS, while they started acting as agents for their PKK proxy — only a splinter group of all Kurdistan — and representing the Kurds’ cause to our Turkish ally as if the PKK was representative of all Kurds and worthy of equal footing with the nation state of Turkey.

 

Essentially, we elevated a small splinter terrorist organization of a minority to equal stature of one of the strongest nations in the entire Middle East and a NATO ally, albeit a flawed allied of late. This was one-hundred percent untenable to the Turks.

 

The world is witnessing invading Turkish forces moving to secure and control the area, while Russia and Syria move into areas abandoned by the U.S., now aligned with the Kurds who signed an agreement with Syria on October 13th, and whoever is trapped within the current blockade of the area is in a terrible situation; Turkey’s President Erdogan, an Islamist and aspiring caliph, will not discriminate between PKK and the rest of the population, that was supposed to have been given five days to evacuate the area, so Turkey can control a twenty mile deep and three hundred mile long “buffer zone” within Syria, even though some of the five million Kurds in the area have lived there for a century or more.

 

Fighting was ongoing between various militia’s and the Turks on October 17th despite the “cease fire”, and air and artillery strikes continued to hit the Kurdish fighters, civilian settlements and a hospital in the border town of Ras al-Ayn, in northeastern Syria.

 

In recent days, Sinam Mohamad, U.S. Representative for the Syrian Democratic Council, offered an impassioned statement and observation: “The Syrian situation is not only with the PKK.  What’s going on in Syria is not related to PKK. It’s the Syrian people, Arabs, Kurds. In this region, we have five million people living there. They are not all PKK — they are not (all) Kurds. They are Arabs. Do you think these Arabs are accepting to be a puppet in the Kurds hands? … So who is the alternative here? (The Turkish soldiers) who came to the region killing (civilians) after arresting them as it happened to (the secretary general of Future Syria Party) Hevrin Khalaf? So this is the alternative?”

 

On October 12th 2019, Hevrin Khalaf, the secretary general of Future Syria Party, was murdered by the Turkish backed Ahar al-Sharqiya fighters near the M4 Motorway in northern Syria, during the Turkish military operation against Syrian Democratic Forces and its YPG militia in Rojava, largely led by Kurds.

 

To be fair, President Trump had been telling his advisors for months to get this withdrawal planned out and prepared for implementation, since he was adamant about keeping his promise to “end forever wars”, and even Erdogan, as evil a man as he is, showed restraint over the past months, as he continuously warned he wouldn’t tolerate a PKK base of operations in northern Syria, that had the capability of being used against Turkey, at a later date, in a continuation of the Kurds century old fight to create a united Kurdistan, of 30 million Kurds, taking regions of Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria.

 

However, modern day Turkey under Erdogan is no longer the secular Turkey that it was, when it joined NATO. Erdogan has facilitated the return of Islamic fundamentalism, even to the point of allowing ISIS to operate from Turkey, when the U.S. fought ISIS in Iraq, and buying black-market oil from ISIS, essentially funding their continued war in the region. He murders his opposition, he has gone around embargoes and sanctions facilitating Iran’s nuclear program, he has purchased the S-400 from Russia, and his security people actually beat opposition protesters during one visit to D.C.

 

This is not a good ally. This is not a regime the United States should be aiding, and America damned sure shouldn’t be facilitating the extraterritorial aggression of Turkey either in Iraq or Syria.

 

Americans must always ask the important questions. Why are we in Syria and what’s the benefit and the U.S. interests in Syria? Please recall, the only mandate there was to address ISIS, not to aid the Kurds in their fight against Turkey or create a Kurdish state.

 

Many in U.S. leadership positions, such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are uncomfortable leaving the fate of the area and the continued fight against ISIS in the hands of Russia, Syria and Turkey, since the Kurds have had to shift to focus from the prisons housing thousands of ISIS fighters — with approximately 1000 already having escaped — to defending the entire area against Turkish soldiers who will not hesitate to kill them on the spot, as Erdogan has already made clear, by way of his statement that he would “crush their [PKK] heads”. Through a phone call and a tweet, President Trump essentially set this all in motion and gave Erdogan the green light to invade, so Trump is apparently comfortable leaving the region to America’s enemies, Russia and Syria.

 

On October 13th 2019, President Trump spoke in a laissez-faire manner, stating: “The Kurds and Turkey have been fighting for many years. Others may want to come in and fight for one side or the other. Let them!”

 

The only winners here for the moment are ISIS and Russia with a side benefit for Iran.

 

President Trump should have at least forced Erdogan to give the U.S. something in return. The U.S. received no concessions. This is what America gets when Her president operates by the seat of his pants on a wing and a prayer.

 

On a humanitarian level, the world is looking at approximately a third of Syria cast into chaos once more, while nearly half of Syria’s entire population is already internally or externally displaced, with millions having migrated to Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and elsewhere. And yes, some affiliate themselves with pro-Syrian defense forces, even though their ranks cut across all ethnic lines and walks of life, filled with Christians, Kurds, Arabs and Turkmen and tribes that have followed their tribal leaders into so very much a tribal geopolitical fight. These people are being slaughtered, while living under already absolutely horrific circumstances; missing is the up-close and intimate coverage of the substantial numbers of women and children who are literally dying of malnutrition, and with the approach of winter, many thousands will freeze to death; and, in more acts against humanity, the YPG, Turkish proxies, remnants of ISIS, Al Nusra and others still use these civilians, women and children in particular, as shields and political victims for their fight: And this must be stopped regardless of what the United States does.

 

With that said, there was a lack of any long term strategic purpose and logical policy for keeping U.S. forces in Northern Syria. Surely no one could seriously expect us to keep a thousand soldiers, or more with mission creep, in country for the next fifty or seventy-five years — Could they?

 

Despite President Trump’s assertion that this was a move to keep his promise to “end forever wars”, a U.S. presence is currently still deployed in eastern Syria along the border with Jordan. Those 700 soldiers being removed from the north are simply being redeployed in western Iraq and joining 2000 more in Saudi Arabia where they will act as a contingent deterrence to Iran’s continued expansion, across the Middle East. So, as everyone can see, this isn’t really a “withdrawal”, as 300 Special Forces troops will remain in the southern Syrian outpost of Al-Tanf, to fight an ISIS resurgence, and America still isn’t ending Her forever wars.

 

Had this been a true professionally conducted withdrawal, rather than this fiasco, and President Trump not spoken out of both sides of his mouth and spoken frankly to the American people, many might not now be faulting him, even though pulling back for Erdogan’s march into Syria was an unnecessary move that removed one more tool to fight Iran’s aggressive expansion, that now has forced every group and nation that has an implied or an actual treaty guarantee that the U.S. will fight on its behalf to take a second look at its arrangements. The American public no longer has the will to fight the Long War in Syria or anywhere else, at a time when Congress is moving to continue operations in Syria as a firewall against Islamic terrorism, and in the meantime, President Trump will rightly take criticism over his handling of Syria and the shuffling of troops. And at a time he should have been reconciling U.S. national security interests to proper strategies through the constitutionally mandated process, Trump has instead decided to let this fire consume what it will and burn itself out.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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How To Start A Civil War


Abraham Lincoln was elected President on a Republican Party ticket on November 6, 1860. South Carolina became the first of eleven States to secede from the Union of United States on December 20, 1860. Tennessee was the last of eleven States to secede on June 8, 1861(leaving two Slave States – Maryland & Kentucky – in the Union but with plenty of Confederate sympathizers). On April 12, 1861 Confederate forces fired artillery on Ft. Sumter near Charleston, South Carolina. You can duke it out with historians when the American Civil War began: Lincoln’s election 11/6/1860; The first State to secede 12/20/1860 or shots fired 4/12/1861.

Lincoln was the first Republican ever elected to POTUS. Guess which political party dominated the eleven seceding States. YUP, that would be the Democratic Party. Apparently the Dems are willing to play my-way or the highway again. AGAIN the majority of States are voting GOP. I have no doubt the slave/no-gun/no-Religious-Liberty Dem Party will face a spanking AGAIN!

 

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How To Start A Civil War

 

By Ray DiLorenzo

October 19, 2019

Canada Free Press

 

U.S. Flag in Flames

 

The Democrat Party has made a fateful decision. They’ve decided to safeguard all that is left of their power and the progressive movement they have worshiped at the cost of the existence of the nation they have sworn an oath to preserve.

 

The Democrats, after 160 years, have once again resolved that they will not accept the election of a president decided by a legal and Constitutional process. Their crusade to oust our president started in 2016 and will probably climax in 2020. This time they will not accept separation, only control…a true civil war!

 

Sixties flower children finally took over the Democrat Party, they sought not to create a more perfect union, but to destroy it

 

Many of us saw that it would eventually come to this. And it is now here. The party of love and peace is now the party of war, hate, conformity and subservience. If you wear a MAGA hat, they no longer accord you a flower, but deliver spittle. If Trump removes troops from zones of endless warfare between followers of the ‘religion of peace’, they no longer applaud, but show contempt. Endless wars serve their purpose. MAGA hats do not. If you speak out against their narrative, they attempt to shut you down. To them, the Constitution is a constant irritant.

 

A rock musician of the sixties put it well. “In the sixties, we thought we could change the world. In the seventies, we found we couldn’t even change ourselves, so we went for the money.”

 

The money has now found a voracious partner…power.

 

When the sixties flower children finally took over the Democrat Party, the intention, as it turned out, was never to offer a solution to our social and domestic problems, but to destroy everything in their path to show and ‘prove’ to the world that our system does not work. They sought not to create a more perfect union, but to destroy it. In other words, establish change by creating chaos, blame others, and then demand a solution that they will dictate.

 

Almost every major city run by Democrats is in shambles either by crime or blight, or both

 

Almost every major city run by Democrats is in shambles either by crime or blight, or both. Our culture has deteriorated to a point where nearly every form of degeneracy is now considered normal and healthy. Our Judeo-Christian culture is looked upon with disfavor and secular, godless humanism with approval. Unchecked, uncontrolled migration has given us disease, crime, near bankrupt cities, voter fraud in the millions, terrorists waiting for orders, and a dilution of our culture only a sinister group could have thought of.

 

The news corporations no longer deliver news, but pure propaganda. They have abandoned their charge, taken sides and are determined to see the nation’s transformation to its conclusion.

 

With the help of Marxist teachers and educators, our education system is now more reminiscent of re-education camps than centers of learning. It has become so widespread that most children leave home as innocent models of their parents’ values and return as belligerent little know-it-alls that defy every decent ethic they were taught at home. When asked a question they drone out lines of prepared elocution.

 

Do not be deceived, they are not being taught Progressivism, or Democratic Socialism, and certainly not traditional liberalism. They are being taught full-on Marxist Communism with a Fascist twist.

 

When President Trump wins re-election, I predict the Left will go totally unhinged

 

The big question is…now what? The Democrats know they have a very slim chance of winning in 2020, so they and their partners in the media are pulling out all the stops. They will destroy this president any way they can. Trump is right, they don’t want him, they want us, and he is in the way.

 

When President Trump wins re-election, I predict the Left will go totally unhinged. They will neither accept it nor allow it. It will make no difference if Trump should win the popular vote. If Trump wins only the Electoral College, there will be an outrage heard round the world and…There Will Be Blood, especially in the big Democrat cities. They will run rough shod, destroying everything they can find. The media will feed the violence and continue their narrative that the racist has again won the White House, their rampage justified.

 

Antifa will use the election as a call to arms…literally. They have spent several years probing on what they can get away with, and it has been considerable.

 

Preserve the Union against a demonic domestic enemy long asking for their comeuppance

 

If Trump should lose, the Right will never believe that he lost fair and square. A strong suspicion of voter fraud and corruption will take hold, feeding millions with a sense of finally needing to preserve the Union against a demonic domestic enemy long asking for their comeuppance. Their patience at an end. Every action will be met with at least an equal reaction. It could easily snowball to what I fear to predict.

 

If, before the elections, the Barr and Durham investigations show what many suspect, an attempted coup, organized by the FBI, intelligence services, and others from the highest levels of government, the indictments will begin descending. The initial silence from these politician/deep-state-criminals will be deafening. The next sounds heard will either be the reading of their rights, the he-made-me-do-it finger pointing, or the quick glancing toward their blind, ignorant, well-indoctrinated followers the order…Charge! We pray everyone will come to their senses.

 

When there is nothing left to talk about, it becomes a case of doing rather than saying.

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RIGHT Before The Saudi Oil Attack THIS Happened and It’s The KEY To Everything


In the realm of Conservatives such as Paleocons and Neocons, there are concerns about the verifiable act that Saudi Oil Fields were attacked. The disagreement among pundits is, “Who attacked?” Was it Iran? Was it the Shi’ite Houthi Rebels in Yemen? Did the Houthis attack Saudi oil wells under the direction of Iran? More ridiculously, did the U.S. attack the oil wells to false flag Iran to start a war? Did the Saudis attack their own oil wells to false flag Iran so the U.S. would attack Iran?

Lisa Haven

The latter two is a bit unbelievable to me! YET a couple of days ago I ran into a Lisa Haven video/article where she puts forth a credible scenario of the Saudi oil well attack. I think you will be interested as well.

 

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RIGHT Before The Saudi Oil Attack THIS Happened and It’s The KEY To Everything

 

Saudi Oil Fields Ablaze

 

By Lisa Haven

Sep 17, 2019

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Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq refinery, the largest oil processing facility in the world, and the Khurais oil field were attacked by a barrage of cruise missiles and drone strikes on Saturday.

 

Not surprisingly, United States President Donald Trump warned that the U.S. is “locked and loaded” to respond to the attack, but insisted that he was still waiting to verify who was responsible. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo immediately rushed to blame Iran, even while Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for it.

But what’s really happening with the Saudi Oil attack? I believe the key can be found in what happened days before the entire event transpired. All that and more below…

 

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