Friday, November 15, 2019
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Amb. Jeane J. Kirkpatrick: the People's expert witness.

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Sharyl Attkisson delivered a much-needed civics lesson this week. She writes:

Under the U.S. Constitution, it is the president of the United States who determines foreign policy. How can President Trump be “at odds with foreign policy” when he’s the one who determines it?…

Good question. Short answer: He can't be. The dirty little secret that is the complicating factor is that the government all around President Trump, unaffectionately known as "the Swamp," is a grotesque, post-Constitutional entity in which unelected "officials," including diplomats, national security advisors, federal police and international spies, all together wield a kind...

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Now at The Epoch Times

Halloween is over but Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's mask is still on. That's because his media and political patrons are doing everything they can to keep it from slipping.

They hold up his uniform, his ranger tab, his Purple Heart, his immigrant status, to create a facade that is not only impervious to questions but withering to them. How dare anyone question Vindman's committment, his loyalty to this country? Look at his uniform, his ranger tab, his Purple Heart, his immigrant status. 

It is a thin disguise. There are grave reasons to scrutinize and question Vindman's behavior,  regardless of whether he is a decorated veteran, an openly partisan Obama holdover, an immigrant from the old USSR, or all of the above.

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Barack Obama and Robert De Niro and Tim Cook had dinner together last week in New York City.

So, it was like this: A veteran cadre, a Russian oligarch and a Beijing education official walk into a bar .... 

The following is a masthead editorial from the Morning Herald of Uniontown, PA, of August 19, 1938. It encapsulates a few of the little-remembered highlights of the first two decades of the Soviet-led assault on our nation's character.  

Bear in mind that today, one hundred years after the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, communism is the ideological inspiration of the whole slate of Democrat Pary presidential candidates.  

 



Vladimir Bukovsky (1942-2019) and Robert Conquest (1917 -2015)

Last night, at the 42nd Annual Pumpkin Papers Irregulars Dinner, I delivered the following remarks to honor the memory of Vladimir Bukovsky.

I never had the joy of meeting Vladimir Bukovsky in person. 

We connected over attacks against my book American Betrayal because they were so similar to attacks against his own work. He and his colleague Pavel Stroilov co-wrote two essays about the book and this phenomenon.

For me, of course, this was a very special bond.

Many of us are familiar with Bukvosky’s heroic story. Co-founder of the Soviet dissident movement, Bukovsky spent nearly 12 years inside Soviet prisons, labor camps and psychiatric hospitals before his release to the West in 1976. He was 33. 

He threw himself into his role as an educator about the dangers of communism...

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The news I have been dreading comes out of England tonight: Vladimir Bukovsky has died. He was 76.

Now that Bukovsky is no more on this earth with the rest of us mortals, the obituaries, like so many doves, will be released to mark his passage out of our lives and into our memories.

I think I have always known that no matter how "prepared" one might be, this moment would be overwhelming. How do we mark the consequence and courage of such an extraordinary man who chose to lead his life in outspoken opposition to evil, who chose to sacrifice years of his life in Soviet labor camps and psychiatric hospitals rather than submit to communist slavery? The unflinching heroism, the giant scale of battle, the enormity of achievment was for Vladimir Bukovsky life's routine, and thus defies the normal sort of reckoning at life's end. The quandary lies in the colossal metaphysical...

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It's time for my monthly check-in with Audrey Russo -- the fastest 33 minutes in radio!

Listen here. 

On with Frank Gaffney discussing the anti-democratic (small "d") nature of the anti-Trump conspiracy.

Delighted to go on with Michael Savage yesterday to weave a red thread or two.

 





I can't believe I never noticed this. Then again, it's not as if the business partnership of Robert de Niro and the Agalarovs is widely reported. This partnership between de Niro and the Putin-favored oligarch family is certainly not as widely reported as de Niro's psychotic anti-Trump ravings, which is exactly the point of this commentary.

The fact is, Robert de Niro's rants needs a rating. No, not just a triple-X for the profanity that flows in true Method style -- or in the way of Pavolv's dog -- at the thought of Donald Trump. Robert de Niro needs another kind of rating; a disclaimer -- or, better, a warning.

Warning: This triple-X-rated rant against Donald J. Trump is not only the ravings of an Academy Award wining actor, but also of a business partner of the Agalarovs. 

Yes, those Agalarovs -- the Putin-connected-oligarch-family that set...

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Writing on the Biden campaign "demand" that networks prohibit Rudy Giuliani from coming on their platforms and making his case for the president, Thomas Lifson, editor of American Thinker, writes:

Trump Derangement Syndrome is causing Democrats to expose their totalitarian impulse.  Taking a lesson from communist tyrants, the Biden campaign outed itself as taking the route of silencing rather than responding to its critics. 

And then:

It revealed for all to see that that the Biden campaign regards the media as allies upon whom it can make demands in the expectation that its wishes will be followed.

Doesn't Lifson remember when the...

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Now at The Epoch Times

On July 24, 2019, all through the day, as Robert Mueller testified before Congress, the elation of President Trump's supporters continued to build. Mueller's dismal performance, start to finish, only underscored the Special Counsel report takeaway of "no collusion." It was time to celebrate, or so it seemed. The Federalist called the event: "A complete disaster for Democrats." Breitbart crowed: "Robert Mueller Testimony Backfires on Democrats as Republicans Move in for the Kill." 

My own take, both as a Trump supporter and analyst of...

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What a week.

Happily, got to talk over some of the events with Audrey Russo.

Listen here,



I am wondering if it is possible that President Trump knows full well how high the Swamp is all around him, not just outside his administration but throughout his administration. If so, I am wondering if it is also possible that he believes that if there is any hope of exposing the anti-Trump, anti-American conspiracy still at work against him and the nation, the only accessible proof lies outside normal government channels, maybe outside Washington itself.

That's ridiculous, the automatic reply is. He's the president, isn't he?

All the president has to do is unredact and release the deepest darkest secrets of the Swamp to neutralize its powers: the FISA applications, the Page-Strzok convos, the "lost" Clinton emails (which, of course, are not lost at all but closely held by NSA), and on and on to the Saudi-Bush-9/11 everything, the POW/MIA archives, the whole of the Kennedy assassination files, the works. 

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Now at The Epoch Times.

I'm posting the link to my May 15, 2019 Red Thread radio interview with Sean Hannity and Gregg Jarrett (with thanks to Vlad Tepes) because I suddenly realized that this 10-plus minute segment from the beginning of the summer makes a nice bookend to a short passage I find in Andy McCarthy's late-summer release, Ball of Collusion.

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Now at The American Spectator

"Why Does the New York Times Have a Race Editor?"

Sitting down to write, I ask myself: Am I being fair? Is it according to Hoyle, kosher, and on the up and up to take aim at such a target, cavorting unaware in the complacency of impervious consensus? After all, this is the A-section of the New York Times, where summer games for social justice warriors don’t end; they just continue on B17. Rebels and scofflaws are not just uninvited; they are not imagined.

And yet here I am on page A2. It has been redesigned since my last, non-virtual visit, the new architecture supporting a self-referential echo chamber of left-wing hang-ups and obsessions. The agitprop may be old news, but the look is different. Like industrial chic, all of...

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Another nice surprise I find on my return is Jeff Nyquist's review of The Red Thread.

Here it is in full:

Diana West latest book, The Red Thread, teaches us to swim in the details instead of drowning in the lies. Before describing Diana’s details, it is useful to establish the context in which her work appears.



In terms of the “big picture,” an ideological war is taking place throughout society, on every level, across every discipline. In the old Soviet Union they used to say “we live in the era of the transition between capitalism and socialism.” It was also billed as a transition between belief in God and a belief in the power of man.

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Returning from several weeks away, I was delighted to find copies of the new Brazilian publication of American Betrayal with a preface by the illustrious author and philosopher Olavo de Carvalho, "one of the primary voices of Brazil's conservative revival," as Jeff Nyquist has written. The books were accompanied by an extremely kind note from the publisher, who writes:

I am sending you two copies of your book American Betrayal translated into Portuguese -- "Traicao Americana: o ataque secreto aos Estados Unidos". I want to...

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Here is a stack of recent interviews, in order of appearance, with Jason Goodman, Audrey Russo and Frank Gaffney, all of them getting at the same crisis from slightly different angles. 

Guest-hosting The Intelligence Assessment with Jason Goodman here.

On The Audrey Russo Show here.

On Secure Freedom Radio with Frank Gaffney here.



Now at The Epoch Times

There is a sinister war underway, a war of mental conditioning, as a new united front of communists, socialists, and liberals in media and politics attack the American mind and soul as something immoral and hateful—something to be reviled as “racist” in every tweet and every news story, and demonized as “white nationalist” over every airwave, all to a point of reflexive consensus in the public square.

The ravages of history bear witness to the heinous results of eerily similar campaigns of public revilement in the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, and other totalitarian echo chambers. Should the tens of millions of Americans today and every day lashed as “racists” and “white nationalists”—that is, Republicans, Democrats,...

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I went on with Sam Sorbo this week (listen below) to walk through the Left's new psy op in progress against President Trump and the American people who support him and his agenda to reinstate America as a nation-state before migratory invasions and other hallmarks of  globalism wholly subsume it. 

In the wake of the El Paso and Dayton shootings, the Left has launched a new and especially vicious offensive, climbing over the dead and wounded to enage in a massive bait-and-switch propaganda campaign. Before the facts are even known about these crimes -- and despite the facts that are known about these crimes -- the Left is in full-despicability-mode, recklessly and unforgiveably blaming President Trump for the violence while -- Diabolical Plot...

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I was happy to pick up The Red Thread this week with Marc Bernier, radio host and director of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's President's Speaker Series. Marc actually launched American Betrayal back in 2013 with my debut appearance at the President's Speaker Series to discuss the book. To the newly newsy point, Marc also interviewed Ellen Ratner and...

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Note to Party Line Disseminators:

Comrades:

In the new, Pavlovian "propaganda climate" that has finally been achieved, not by position papers of our lame Party Line Candidates, but by an anti-immigrant manifesto linked to the El Paso massacre, and, yes, successfully exploited by Party Line Disseminators across the MSM, it is crucial to our mission to replace #MAGA with "white nationalism" and Trump with any of the Party Line Candidates, however pathetic, to maintain the Party Line at all costs and at all times.

Thus, the New York Times is to be severely chastised. NYT, fight on to become worthy again of your prized Duranty Pulitzer! 

Party-Line Dissemintaors on Twitter, your contributions to the glorious anti-America cause are noted. Keep up the good work, especially in suppressing the manifesto's overlap...

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Now at The Epoch Times



Writing about the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising in today's Wall Street Journal, Bard history professor Sean McMeekin makes the point that the "heroic yet doomed" battle against Nazi occupation is "almost forgotten in the West." 

He asks:

Why, then, is this shattering episode in European history almost forgotten in the West? Perhaps because the battle for Warsaw does not have a happy ending. Germany’s eventual defeat did not mark the liberation of Poles but the beginning of another brutal occupation by the Communists. This unsettles the narrative of World...

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Many thanks to Stefan Molyneux for inviting me on his show (watch below) to walk through the epic failure at this week's Mueller hearings on the part of the GOP to nail to the wall the fraudulent basis for the entire Mueller investigation -- for that matter, the fraudulent basis of the entire Trump-Russia deception. I am talking about the Big Lie that Russia hacked the election to help make Donald Trump president. After Robert Mueller's testimonies, this delegitimizing Big Lie stands unquestioned because no GOP member dared to overturn the foundational rock of the anti-Trump conspiracy by asking: Why did the FBI fail to investigate the DNC server that the DNC claimed was attacked by Russia in the summer...

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Now at The Epoch Times

I am certainly no stranger to the far end of a limb, but this time, I am really out there. I watched the Mueller hearings and despaired. I saw the Original Sin of Trump Russia -- "Russia hacked the DNC," shaped by time and messaging into "Russian interference in 2016 on behalf on Donald Trump" -- enter the record, accepted and even regurgitated by the GOP.

But Mueller gave a foggy performance! He never even read his own report! Impeachment is dead! The response by the estimable Mollie Hemingway typifies conservative satisfaction.



I rubbed my eyes, tried to smile, but it didn't work. I still felt snookered and betrayed...

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It is 2:17 pm ET and I have watched Robert Mueller testify for many hours before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees up to this moment. I now despair of any single Republican pulling the pin on the anti-Trump conspiracy. That is, no Republican has been willing to ask the basic, elemental Russia-gate question: Why should We, the People rely on a redacted, draft report by Crowdstrike, a DNC contractor with a spotty record, co-founded by a Mueller protege named Shawn Henry, for the sensational finding that Russia hacked the DNC? Such a finding has serious political and national security implications, as we all well and wearily know. Acording to Crowdstrike -- but not according to FBI investigators or any other government or independent investigators -- Russia "hacked" the DNC, and, the story goes, gave the "stolen" emails to Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, thus "interfering" with the 2016 election of Donald Trump.

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On this 75th anniversary of the assassination attempt against Hitler led by Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg (above), it is appropriate to ask the question: Why didn't the US government support the anti-Nazi German resistance? The answer, which is shocking, lies in Chapter Ten of American Betrayal, which opens with an epigraph from Gen. Wedemayer: "The irony of it all is that the Soviet empire is largely one of our own creation."

Here are the first pages:

I can hear the carping: But the USSR was our ally against Hitler.

No. The USSR was not our ally. It was our secret master-manipulator. We were secretly master-manipulated, not into defeating the Nazis, who, but for the de facto Soviet occupation of Washington, I now am persuaded could have been eliminated in 1943, but rather into decimating, obliterating, Germany, Soviet Russia’s natural barrier against expansion into its European empire. Japan, very much too, for that matter, in the East.

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If ever there was a sick society, it is Britain. Eaten from the inside first by Marxism, which collapsed its faith, families and traditions, the nation was then beset by massive Islamic immigration, which introduced new predators into the decaying socialist ecosystem, some of whom would target the weak, English girls, in new and horrific ways. These young girls, who, in this already broken society, always seemed to be on the loose in their high streets and mean streets, became sexual prey in a hideous hunting process we would learn, in horror, was called "grooming." Mainly Muslim "grooming" gangs were pedophile rape gangs, prostitution gangs, drug gangs, umma-imported-mafias of sexual degredation and violence, preying on the English communities in which these immigrants now lived. Is this the "multicultural" design Tony...

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This is the opening installment in an occasional series. 

I begin this review of Judgment in Moscow: Soviet Crimes and Western Complicity by Vladimir Bukovsky with a confession: I despair of doing justice to this monumental work. 

Why? Judgment in Moscow is not a book only. Its very release is a historic event. Its top-secret contents were never supposed to see light of day. Its author is one of the great heroes who ever walked the earth. Such extraordinary attributes call for special treatment; however, that’s not even the end of the book’s special challenges. There is also the perplexing fact that the magnitude of this publication will not be readily evident to most “younger” readers...

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Now at The Epoch Times

We have arrived at a point in U.S. history that even our Founders, in their nearly infinite wisdom, may not have foreseen.

Regarding Election 2020, we are faced with the grave question of whether enough Americans remain in the 50 states to go to the polls to affirm the continued existence of the United States of America by voting for Donald Trump.

If the answer is no, if Americans are outnumbered and even surrounded by those animated by an openly anti-America agenda promoted by the Democratic Party, 2020 could be a terrible turning-point of no return.

This tells me it’s here: that pedal-to-the-metal moment, over a century in the making, when our potential survival as a nation-state really does seem to hang in the...

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From War Diaries 1939-1945 by Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke, p. 487.

The date is November 30, 1943. The event is an evening banquet at the Tehran Conference of FDR, Churchill and Stalin.

Alanbrooke writes:

It was a wonderful evening, full of the most witty speeches on the part of Winston, President and Stalin. On one occasion, when Winston was referring to political tendencies in England he said the whole political world was now a matter of tints and that England could be said to have now quite a pink look. Without a moment's hesitation, Stalin snapped back "a sign of good health!" The President finished up by returning to the tint theme and said that the effect of this war would be to blend all those multitudinous tints, shades and colours into one rainbow where their individuality would be lost in the whole, and that this whole represented the emblem of...

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Call this a placeholder.

He said:

 

I replied:

More here and here, also here.

Finally got the chance for nice, long chat with author, speaker, radio host and, it turns out, fellow Yalie Eric Metaxas. We agreed things were pretty insane at Old Eli even back then. 

Listen here.

 



Now at Richard Viguerie's ConservativeHQ

They echo, layer, circle, and never get anywhere but The Point That Must Be Absorbed, the Lesson for One and All, the Single, Numbing Injection of Anti-Knowledge that poisons any logical understanding of anything.

I have been watching AG Barr performing this repetition of the Big Le about "Russian interference" in the 2016 fo  a while  now. It is predicated, at best, on unvetted analysis put forward by the DNC (via its contractor Crowdstrike, co-founded by a Mueller FBI protege and a Soviet-Russian immigrant) which begins by claiming Russia...

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The late Arkansas Sen. Linda Collins-Smith speaking at a 2017 news conference announcing a new law to be signed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson requiring 60,000 state-licensed truckers to complete training in spotting human trafficking. 

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Two Republican state senators and two New York City Policemen died violently within 72 hours this week. 

1. On June 4, former Arkansas Senator Linda Collins-Smith, 57, was found dead outside her home, her body unrecognizable on discovery. Police are now investigating her death as a homicide. On June 5, the county prosecutor announced that the circuit judge sealed the documents and statements obtained by police.

2. On June 5, Deputy Chief Steven Silks, 62, weeks away from retirement, was found in an unmarked police car with a gunshot wound to the head. News reports reported indicate it seemed self-inflicted. 

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There is something so timely about this 2013 interview with Erick Stakelbeck, an excellent interviewer, that I decided to repost it. The topic is my then-new book American Betrayal, but the conversation is all about the introduction of socialism and subversion into the US government, which soon flourished as "the Swamp."

This is exactly what the anti-Americans don't the Americans ever to figure out.

Thanks to Vlad Tepes for the video.

Coming soon! 



Now at Richard Viguerie's Conservative HQ

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A lot of buzz around AG William Barr's CBS interview.

Below are a few excerpts, starting with Barr's alarming-in-his-casual-way comments about Mueller's start-to-finish dishonest statement this week. I refer to the Special Counsel's mud-slinging exit-call to Congress to impeach President Trump for non-charges related not to the hoax of Russian collusion with Trump -- Mueller's report took that off the table -- but rather related to the hoax of Russian "intereference" in Trump's election. In both cases, Russia's alleged role is unproven, and controverting evidence exists that strongly...

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On with The Tara Show out of Greenville, SC, doing The Red Thread in ten minutes -- and then ten minutes more.



Ever since I delved into the darkest corners of our past and came up with American Betrayal, this season of national holidays and observances, including VE-Day on May 8 (but really May 7), Memorial Day, D-Day, for my own family, the day in July my dad was wounded at the Battle of St Lo, and the anniversary of Hiroshima...

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The following chronology, extracted from American Betrayal, helps explain why I hate this time of year, when saluting and celebrating drown out so much ... American betrayal. It originally appeared as the final installment in a five-part series at Breitbart News based on some of the "breaking history" not long after the book's release.

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On March 3, 1945, under prodding from both the senior US military commander and US ambassador in Moscow, FDR cabled Stalin to request “urgently” that provisions be made for ten American rescue crews to move in and out of Soviet-captured territories to evacuate liberated American prisoners or war, many of whom required medical attention. With uncharacteristic...

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Inquiring minds want to know.

John Walker Lindh is out. Sgt John Hatley remains in.

With Memorial Day coming up it seems appropriate to note that there are times, many, many times, when this government betrays its most loyal sons.

More about Sgt. Hatley and his case here. His lawyer's petition for commutation here.

Free John Hatley. Pardon the Leavenworth Ten.

Before anyone starts tut-tutting about the disappearance of political freedom in England, consider, except for the accents, that these testimonies in this video could be coming from many Trump voters.

 #VoteTommy #Trump2020 

Yesterday afternoon (May 14), I went on Sean Hannity's radio show yesterday afternoon to talk about The Red Thread.

Here is the link to the show. My segment with Sean and Gregg Jarrett begins at around 35 minutes in. 

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