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Gen. Michael Flynn Resigns As Trump’s National Security Advisor

General Michael Flynn has resigned as President Trump’s National Security Advisor, after it was learned that the Justice Department informed the White House that it believed he might be subject to blackmail. The axe fell when Flynn admitted that he had…

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A Great Foreign Policy And Defense Forum With Dick Cheney And Leon Panetta

This is a major treat for anyone interested in U.S. foreign policy and national defense. A great Forum at the Reagan National Defense Forum featuring former Defense Secretaries Leon Panetta and Dick Cheney, along with veteran Pentagon correspondent Bar… . . . → Read More: A Great Foreign Policy And Defense Forum With Dick Cheney And Leon Panetta

NBC’s C-inC Forum Sets the Tone For The Debates. And Yes, Hillary Lied Again

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The reaction to last night’s ‘commander in chief’ forum on NBC was absolutely surreal.

Matt Lauer actually had the temerity, just for a few minutes, to question Hillary Clinton like an actual journalist and to actually allow a questioner to be critical of her. And he’s in a world of sh*t because of it. Look at these headlines:

CNN “Behind the scenes, NBC execs concede Matt Lauer forum performance was “disaster”

New York Times “Matt Lauer Loses the War in a Battle Between the Candidates”

Jonathon Chait,New York Magazine “Matt Lauer’s Pathetic Interview of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Is the Scariest Thing I’ve Seen in This Campaign”

There’s tons more, but you get the drift.

He should have known better, really. Remember how the press crucified Bob Schieffer for being even handed during that first Obama-Romney debate in 2012? Schieffer,of course was indeed a fairly Left leaning Democrat, but he came from an older generation where there were still some journalistic ethics and standards.

The infamous Candy Crowley, who ‘moderated’ the second 2012 debate learned from Schieffer’s faux pas and did everything she could short of pepper spraying Romney to make sure Obama came out looking good. Rest assured that ABC’s Lester Holt, who’s ‘moderating’ the first debate has taken note of Lauer’s gang stomping and will behave the same way Crowley did.The presidential debates will be custom designed to attack Trump and destroy him at all costs, and to let Mrs. Clinton to slither into the Oval Office.

Actually, Matt Lauer was relatively easy on Hillary. Yes, he actually asked a few questions that stung a little, but he let her get away with blatant falsehoods.

For instance,Hillary made a big point last night that the stuff she was spreading around to unauthorized people via her illegal private server ‘wasn’t labeled classified.’ (This after just a few days before she said she didn’t remember her briefing on how to handle classified material!)

Now, I didn’t expect a Clintonista like Matt Lauer to challenge her on anything, but the FBI report showed that there were numerous e-mails from Mrs. Clinton to Cheryl Mills and Huma referring to removing ‘classified tags’ from e-mails she planned to share with unauthorized people and asking if they had done it yet!

And here’s another point Lauer should of brought up but of course, didn’t. If you’re a high government official getting classified briefings and you share that information via a regular ol’ email with an unauthorized person in exchange for a donation to a scam ‘foundation’, a six figure speaking fee for your disreputable spouse or a nice campaign contribution or other quid pro quo, you are trafficking in classified information.

Which of course, is exactly what Mrs. Clinton did. She’s simply a corrupt felon who got away with it because the Obama DOJ let the FBI know that they weren’t going to prosecute. FBI Director Comey’s sickening nonsense about ‘intent’ was sheer bolshoi.

The illegal server itself shows intent. And when someone wipes an illegal server using software like Bleachbit AFTER the story breaks and when this same evidence has been subpoenaed, that shows intent too…for anyone but the Clintons.

Matt Lauer, of course, new better than to ‘fact check’ Mrs. Clinton. But he made an even bigger error when he let someone with an actual hard ball question slip through, a vet with years of experience handling classified intel that told her that if he had done what she did, he would have been prosecuted and jailed. Her response was, well, not really a response at all.

He was the only one who questioned Mrs. Clinton on the subject or who even did more than toss her a softball. And if you watch, you’ll see her glare briefly at Lauer and then look at the vet, write his name down after the question and hand it to one of her Secret service guards.

Then there’s the matter of Mrs. Clinton’s flesh colored earpiece, something Matt Lauer apparently didn’t notice…or maybe chose not to:

Was Hillary Wearing an Earpiece During Last Night's Presidential Forum?

NYPD officers involved with the NBC forum’s security detail recognized it instantly. They confirmed that Clinton was wearing an ‘inductive earpiece,” used by actors in Broadway shows so they can be prompted on their lines and receive cues off-stage from directors. They’re wireless, not like the ones used by the police, the FBI and the Secret Service.

Mrs. Clinton has apparently been using this for quite some time as WikiLeaks confirmed with this email to Mrs. Clinton from Huma Abedin, her close personal aide:

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As actor James Wood tweeted, ‘She can’t even #lie without help from a gaggle of other #liars through an earpiece’ @HillaryClinton #HillarysEarpiece pic.twitter.com/YIMVd72SjH

— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 8, 2016

Actually, what probably happened is that except for the one questioner who slipped through, the rest were rehearsed beforehand and Mrs. Clinton just needed prompting on her scripted answers.The media won’t raise that question, but Trump should at the next debate. Either she’s deaf, or she’s being coached from off stage, and I think we all know which it is.

And Donald Trump? Lauer was actually tougher on him than he was on Mrs. Clinton. He got almost twice the amount of questions she did, and none of them were softballs. Lauer made a valiant try and getting Trump to slip up but failed utterly. trump refused to rise to the bait, and simply repeated what he’s said all along, that he will defeat ISIS but that he’s not giving away his ideas on strategy on live TV, but will consult with his military advisers and come up with the best ideas, whether there his, someone else’s or a combination of the two. Contrast that with Mrs. Clinton, who informed ISIS, Iran and a whole lot of other bad actors on national television that we would newer send troops to Iraq under any circumstances.

I guess she learned from her old boss, President Barack Hussein Obama who informed the Taliban as well as any Afghans trying to decide whom to side with exactly when we were leaving. And they say Donald Trump doesn’t know anything about foreign policy?

Two other things Donald Trump said that bear mention. He openly criticized some of the generals President Obama has kept in place who will go along with his farcical agenda and rules of engagement that have cost American lives…As opposed to some of our best and most successful field commanders that have been forced into retirement. And that purge includes not just generals and admirals but even extends down to junior officers, as my regular readers know. Barack Obama has played politics with our military in order to ‘transform it’ just as he has everything else.

And when challenged about Vladimir Putin, Trump said he thinks he can get along with Russia on a great many issues of mutual concern while keeping our national interests in mind. That’s something Mrs. Clinton and her boss failed miserably at with the so-called ‘reset.’

Fact – Putin is one of the few world leaders fighting jihad right now, and we will need Russia’s help to defeat it,just as they will need ours. When Trump said ‘imagine how great it would be if the U.S. and Russia cooperated in defeating ISIS’ he was entirely correct.

I’ll leave you to decide who sounded like a real commander-in-chief. The military has already spoken, and by a huge margin.

So have the people who watched it.

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Obama Picks Carter Ash As His New Choice For SecDef

US President Barack Obama (L) and Vice President Joseph Biden (R) with Ashton Carter after nominating him for Secretary of Defense in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on December 5, 2014 (Photo credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP)

President Obama has chosen former deputy defense secretary Carter Ash as his pick to replace the ousted Chuck Hagel as his fourth Secretary of Defense.

Unlike his predecessors Hagel, Leon Panetta and Robert Gates, Ash has never served in the military. He’s an academic and bureaucrat, a former Harvard professor who has worked in and out of Washington for almost forty years. His top job was serving as as deputy defense secretary under Leon Panetta from October 2011 to December 2013.

Ash was bypassed for the top job at defense by Obama twice before and only got picked for it this time because all of the other candidates the White House approached initially declined because, among other things, this president’s dysfunctional relationship with the Pentagon and the U.S. military in general common knowledge, as is his serial micromanaging. Carter Ash was simply the last one standing.

One reason he might have been turned down before was a number of public statements, papers and reports that reflect a moderately hard line view on Iran and its rogue nuclear weapons program, as well as some favorable statements he made after a 2013 trip to Israel,his first.

Among other things, in a 2004 article for Foreign Affairs, he called for the complete and verifiable elimination of Iran’s and North Korea’s nuclear programs and accused a “distracted” Bush administration of having “left the initiative for curbing Iran’s evident nuclear ambitions to two groups that failed to support the Iraq invasion: the Europeans and the UN.”

Well and good, but rest assured that whatever Carter Ash’s previous position might be, if he becomes SecDef he will toe the Obama line of appeasement on Iran and disapproval of Israel and has undoubtedly given assurances of that to the president. If he hadn’t, he wouldn’t have been nominated.

If anyone needs any further assurance of this, you need only know that his mentor and teacher in matters of defense policy was William Perry, Bill Clinton’s SecDef during the 1990s.

He will likely be confirmed. I don’t expect much in the way of change in defense policy as long as Barack Obama is president.

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US President Barack Obama (L) and Vice President Joseph Biden (R) with Ashton Carter after nominating him for Secretary of Defense in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on December 5, 2014 (Photo credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP)

President Obama has chosen former deputy defense secretary Carter Ash as his pick to replace the ousted Chuck Hagel as his fourth Secretary of Defense.

Unlike his predecessors Hagel, Leon Panetta and Robert Gates, Ash has never served in the military. He’s an academic and bureaucrat, a former Harvard professor who has worked in and out of Washington for almost forty years. His top job was serving as as deputy defense secretary under Leon Panetta from October 2011 to December 2013.

Ash was bypassed for the top job at defense by Obama twice before and only got picked for it this time because all of the other candidates the White House approached initially declined because, among other things, this president’s dysfunctional relationship with the Pentagon and the U.S. military in general common knowledge, as is his serial micromanaging. Carter Ash was simply the last one standing.

One reason he might have been turned down before was a number of public statements, papers and reports that reflect a moderately hard line view on Iran and its rogue nuclear weapons program, as well as some favorable statements he made after a 2013 trip to Israel,his first.

Among other things, in a 2004 article for Foreign Affairs, he called for the complete and verifiable elimination of Iran’s and North Korea’s nuclear programs and accused a “distracted” Bush administration of having “left the initiative for curbing Iran’s evident nuclear ambitions to two groups that failed to support the Iraq invasion: the Europeans and the UN.”

Well and good, but rest assured that whatever Carter Ash’s previous position might be, if he becomes SecDef he will toe the Obama line of appeasement on Iran and disapproval of Israel and has undoubtedly given assurances of that to the president. If he hadn’t, he wouldn’t have been nominated.

If anyone needs any further assurance of this, you need only know that his mentor and teacher in matters of defense policy was William Perry, Bill Clinton’s SecDef during the 1990s.

He will likely be confirmed. I don’t expect much in the way of change in defense policy as long as Barack Obama is president.

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It’s Official – The FBI Drops Law Enforcement From Its Primary Mission

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has made a major change in what it considers it’s primary mission: The change was first noticed this year by Kel McClanahan, a Washington-based national security lawyer. McClanahan noticed the change while revie…

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New US Intelligence Report – Iran’s Missiles Could Reach America By 2015

 A new intelligence report by the National Air and Space Intelligence Center states that Iran could develop and test an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States by 2015.The report, the Foreign Ballistic and Cruise M… . . . → Read More: New US Intelligence Report – Iran’s Missiles Could Reach America By 2015 . . . → Read More: New US Intelligence Report – Iran’s Missiles Could Reach America By 2015

America Take Note – How Border Fences Work In The Real World

Do border fences actually work? Let’s see.While Israel’s border with the Hamas state in Gaza was properly secured, the rest of Israel’s 165 mile (266 km )border with the Egyptian Sinai was not. Previously, because of the Israel-Egypt peace treaty, it w… . . . → Read More: America Take Note – How Border Fences Work In The Real World . . . → Read More: America Take Note – How Border Fences Work In The Real World