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James O'Keefe's new and unfolding Deep State series has already revealed that self-identifying "Communists" are still boring from within the US government to destroy it, all the while enjoying the privilege of a federal job, including good salary and generous benefits paid for by We, the Taxpayers. 

Such covert, tax-payer-funded Communist networks reached critical mass in the Roosevelt administration of the 1930s. As some readers know, the catastrophic "policy perversion" that Communists, pro-Communists, fellow travelers, dupes, and, of course, Kremlin...

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On August 30, 2018, as James O'Keefe of Project Veritas was undoubtedly putting finishing touches on his latest undercover series on the the Deep State, he tweeted this image. 

Note the book next to Andrew Breitbart.

Makes sense, but I'm happy to see it for several reasons. First, American Betrayal is a history of the Deep State: the traitors who set it up; how they did it; who enabled and still enable them; the patriots who fought back and tried to drain the Swamp the first time around, especially following World War II; and how, ultimately, the Deep State destroyed these patriots along with our counterintelligence capacity to detect domestic subversion.

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Subject: Statement from the Press Secretary

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 17, 2018

*Statement from the Press Secretary*

At the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency, the President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to provide for the immediate declassification of the following materials: (1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page; (2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation; and (3) all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications.

In addition, President Donald J. Trump has directed the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to publicly release all text messages relating to the Russia investigation, without redaction, of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr. 

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Google 2.0

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The Intercept reports on an American math professor turned senior Google research scientist, Jack Poulson, who has resigned over a Google project to develop a search app for Android use in Communist China. This search app is "designed to remove content that China’s authoritarian government views as sensitive, such as information about political dissidents, free speech, democracy, human rights, and peaceful protest." 

Might as well throw in floodlights for the Gulag while they're at it -- oh, wait, we already did that. 

Poulson said no to Google, shining a floodlight of his own on Google's stark moral depravity. His story is here. Five...

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I, myself, had one unlikely brush with Bob Woodward. It happened in the early spring of 2013, when, while squiring my Danish friend and then-editor Lars Hedegaard around town on a visit of his to D.C., I found myself sitting across a Washington dinner table from Woodward.

Recently, Lars had miraculously survived an assassination attempt outside his home in a suburb of Copenhagen and was enjoying, if that's the word, an intense burst of interest in his affairs in new quarters. In some cases, I couldn't decide whether the interest was genuine or rubber-necking.

The dinner Lars was invited to was at Michael and Barbara Ledeen's house. I had met Michael before but did not know the other guests, and was simply there as Lars' companion. When the party...

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In 2012, Politico, of all outlets, listed six big disputed reports from Bob Woodward.

(1) The potted plant to signal "Deep Throat"

(2) CIA Director William Casey's deathbed scene

(3) Tenet's WMD "slam dunk" quote

(4) Justice Brennan voting against conscience to curry favor

(5) Reagan recovery scene

(6) John Belushi portrayal in "Wired"

Catch up on them here.

What made these examples of disputed Woodward reporting newsworthy was the stunning 2012 revelation in New York Magazine, as Politico put it, that "legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee once expressed `fear in my soul' that Bob Woodward had embellished elements of his reporting in the Watergate scandal."

Leaving readers mouths agape, Politico...

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Death is no excuse to forget.

 

Vladimir Bukovsky arriving at London airport in 1976

This week on Secure Freedom Radio, Frank Gaffney hosted the extraordinary Vladimir Bukovsky, a man who singlehandedly fought the Communist Party dictatorship known as the U.S.S.R. from the time he was a teenager living in Moscow in the late 1950s until he was expelled from the country in 1976. Before leaving his native land, Bukovsky spent a total of 12 years -- most of his adult life -- inside psychiatric prison-hospitals, labour camps, and prisons, while becoming internationally known as a co-founder of the Soviet dissident movement. 

Now 76, Bukovsky will be publishing his book Judgement in Moscow in English for the first time later this year.

Download the whole show here.

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Yes, if you have not seen it already, you should first watch the interview that these New Zealand pundits (above) are kicking around. Then again, if you are at all familiar with Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux, you already know that their discussion (under discussion) was crisp, bright, factual, thoughtful and sincere. Equipped with brains that have moving parts, they naturally overwhelmed their inert host, Patrick Gower, which Gower freely admits (also above). It was "scary," it was "surreal," he says, to encounter these two sentient and articulate beings, equipped with facts and knowledge, which, we now have proof, thanks to our intrepid duo, are verboten in New Zealand. There is simply no space for them to exist, literally or mentally.

I've watched this New Zealand roundtable several times now -- rubber-necking, really, at the ghastly spectacle of professional journalists smiling and laughing through way through...

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Below, I am reposting all three parts of "Russians for Hillary," which first appeared here on May 30-May 31. Drawing mainly from interview transcripts released in May by the Senate Judiciary Committee, the series demonstrates that there was not one Trump supporter among the "Russians" who made the pilgrimage to Trump Tower to "help" Donald Trump. 

Further, the record shows that this building block in the case of "Russian collusion" against President Trump,  was actually set up by a motley bunch of Russian-Americans, one Russian, and their British facilitator, all of whom we should now, finally, come to understand as ... "Russians for Hillary."  

Part 1.

Earlier this month, the Senate Judiciary Committee released a...

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They argue and split hairs, they fight and break heads, they work together and destroy liberty because they all travel to the same soul-crushing destination. As far as liberty-loving anti-communists are concerned, communists and socialists -- and "democractic socialists," Fabians, progressives, Alinskyites (not to mention most Democrats and an awful lot of Republicans), etc. -- believe in the same centrally planned, varyingly totalitarian vision for America that the founding fathers would have had to declare independence from all over again.

To that point of ideological convergence, a couple of quotations

The first is from Rene Wormser, a renowned lawyer specializing...

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Good thing I got back from vacation in time for the really important news, the story Drudge, Breitbart, WaPo and NYT are all on the same page about this morning -- or, at least, are all putting forth the same Page One about. The Michael Cohen tape. Big Story. Stop the whatever they're called.  

I have a question. It's the same question I had last week about Trump and Putin in Helsinki. This question is one of the most important ones to ask about any such "news" blasted out by the news media, those special operators of the psychological battlefield, which they drive into every particle of collective American brain with exploding headlines and siren soundbytes. The Michael Cohen tape is the single most important thing for all of us to think about right now .... compared to what?

Compared to nothing, which is the media m.o. Last month is was all Stormy Daniels,...

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Listen to our latest conversation here.

 



Back in 2013, when former Communist Party member Ron Radosh was whipping up a Pravda-style disinformation campaign against my anti-communist book, American Betrayal, New York Magazine's Jonathan Chait stepped up and wrote an essay knocking "West's paranoia." While I'm not certain, I strongly suspect Chait was inveigled by Radosh to write the New York Magazine piece; I imagine Radosh blanched at Chait's positive-ish headline: "Conservative...

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In case you missed the news stink bomb amid the last week's Fourth of July fireworks, there is now an active shooter in the building, politically speaking, targeting conservative superstar Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). Why? Jordan is one of the greatest champions of Swamp exposure in sixty years. He is also co-founder of the House Freedom Caucus, which carries way too much conservative clout in the Congress, and, bonus, God willing, could be the next Speaker of the House. Meanwhile, We, the People, owe much to Jordan's unflinching pursuit of corruption and subversion within the Justice Department and the FBI. Thanks to him and some other few rare stalwarts, Comey, Rosenstein, Strzok, Page, McCabe and other anti-democratic assassins of the republic stand more exposed to the American people than anyone ever dreamed possible. We thought we had everything and everyone buttoned up -- why, look at the craven GOP leadership! These House rebels with the law on their side and the republic's best interests at...

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Free associate the scattershot.

Interesting Twitter thread from "Lycaon" today. It lays out a series of dots (no better use of Twitter than laying out dots) that connects Clintons, various Trump-Russia actors, and money-laundering. I think Lycaon would do well to re-examine Bill Browder's  hole-pocked alibi as "anti-Putin avenger" but his inclusion of HSBC, presented by a US Senate committee on July 17, 2012 as a money-laundering entity, and James Comey's arrival at HSBC as director on March 4, 2013, and then, seven months later, Comey's appointment as FBI director by President Obama is sequencing worth recalling. 

In between, of course, HSBC paid a giant fine in...

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I have wonderful Independence Day News to report from Beverly Perlson of Band of Mothers.

Beverly writes in with a July 3, 2018 update on Sgt. Derrick Miller, whose story readers of this website will be all too familiar with:  

Sgt Miller's mother, Renee Myers, received the phone call she's been waiting for! Derrick called his mother today and let her know he received a letter from the Army that his sentence is reduced to 20 years (from a life sentence!!!) and he is eligible for parole immediately! 

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This lovely clenched fist (above), signifying violent revolutionary solidarity with Marxists the world over, is cover art from (a) the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA (b) Democratic Socialists of America (c) the Congressional Progressive Caucus d) Sanders for President.  Pick one.

Don't look now but the answer is (c). "The People's Budget: A Roadmap for the Resistance" is the explicitly collectivist, anti-capitalist budget of the Democratic Party's largest caucus in Congress: the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). The CPC includes one US senator (Sanders) and 78 House members. If Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins in November as expected, this member of the Democratic Socialists of America from Da Bronx by way of Westchester will not only find political comrade-ship in the CPC, she will blend right in.

That's right. The 28-year-old, single-payer, ICE-breaking,...

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A couple of weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal published a short interview dating back to 2011 with convicted Communist agent Morton Sobell, now 101 years old. As a member of the Rosenberg spy ring in the 1940s, Sobell passed US ballistic missile secrets to the  USSR -- secrets, the paper reminds readers fleetingly, that were "used against America in both Korea and Vietnam." 

Just to de-antisepticize things, "America" translates into grandfathers, fathers, husbands, brothers and sons who were sent to fight communists on the brutal battlefields of Asia in the 1950s and 1960s, after other communists had "occupied" our own government in the 1930s -- the early Deep State -- and managed to help Stalin seize massive territories in Europe and Asia in the 1940s. Unbelievably, we still believe that the free world, and not just another totalitarian death machine (USSR), really won World War II.

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Below is a wonderful email I received this week from a high school history teacher, whose name, school and even state are strictly classifed.

Let the counter-revolution begin where it counts, in the classroom.

Dear Ms. West,

I am nearing the end of American Betrayal and I cannot find the words to properly thank you for your efforts in bringing all of this to light.  A few years ago, I read Operation Snow by John Koster and had my blinders taken off regarding Harry Dexter White.  I read several of the books that set the record straight on Sen. McCarthy.  I'm a US history teacher (high school) - one of the few who isn't a socialist - and quickly updated my teaching regarding why the war between the US and Japan happened, and on the HUAC/Red-Scare (if I dare call it that now) period.  I had instructors in college (back in the 80s) who knew nothing about this. ...

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Now at The American Spectator

Just came across an intriguing theory about Sergei Skripal, the former Soviet/Russian military intelligence agent who spied for Britain, and, along with his daughter Yulia, was nearly killed this spring by a dose of the nerve agent Novichok in the town of Salisbury, England, where they live.     

In a March 21 interview on the John Batchelor Show, Gregory R. Copley, editor and publisher of Defense and Foreign Affairs, posited that Sergei Skripal is the unnamed Russian intelligence source in the Steele dossier.



Copley further explained (or tried to explain) to Batchelor (who...

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On the left, we have the Time Magazine Pathos Shriek-Out, the photoshopped-in-our-collective-mind's-eye image of Evil Trump "separating" toddlers from their families -- except, of course, that the crying two-year-old (above) was never separated from her mother; and, of course, never met Donald Trump.

Note how Time stands by its propaganda: "Our cover and our reporting capture the stakes of this moment," Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal said. The stakes? Perhaps Felsenthal conveyed more than he intended. Think of it: All "the stakes" that are fit to print. Political warfare in this country...

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Point Four of the Trump-Kim Joint Statement runs as follows:

The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.

Remains.

Remains are sacred and must be returned to their families and nation. But what of unrepatriated POWs? The men whose life stories in Communist captivity remain state secrets not just in North Korea but also in the United States? On this, Point Four of the Trump-Kim Joint Statement is...

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I am delighted to post this in-depth discussion of American Betrayal with Stefan Molynuex. Enjoy!



Washington Monthly web editor, slanderer in chief Martin Longman, author of "Bolton Taps Neo-Nazi as National Security Council Chief of Staff," now officially corrected to "John Bolton’s New Chief of Staff Has Deeply Alarming Connections"

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To understand the campaign of slander and smear against Fred Fleitz, late of the Center for Security Policy, now chief of staff in the National Security Council under John Bolton, it is important to understand that in the concentric circles that array themselves around Washingon's power centers there are to be found National Security Hawks and National Security Subversives. Until November 8, 2016, the National Security Subversives ranged closest to and inside the hubs of power; after November 8, 2016,...

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Part 2 is here.

The evidence leading to the big Veselnitskaya "shocker" -- that the Russian lawyer was an informant for the Russian government all along -- was a set of her emails, which suddenly and anonymously appeared in the electronic dropbox of Dossier, an organization set up by Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, "the former tycoon" the New York Times tells us (not oligarch?), "who was stripped of his oil holdings, imprisoned and then exiled from his native Russia." 

Note that the release date of the Veselnitskaya story, April 27, 2018, is the same as that of the final report by the House Intelligence Committee on Russia....

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Part 1 is here.

Yesterday, drawing mainly on interviews with the Senate Judiciary Committee, I set forth the direct statements and strong indicators that all four of the "Russians" in the infamous meeting at Trump Tower set up to assist in the election of Donald Trump were against the election of Donald Trump. 

Thus a key vector of so-called "Russian collusion" was actually activated by a bunch of Russians for Hillary.  

I put "Russians" in quotation marks above because three of the four have American and Russian citizenship both. One is even the longtime business partner of an American lawyer, Edward Lieberman, whose close associations with Bill and Hillary Clinton go back at least as far as when his late wife Evelyn was deputy chief of staff...

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Earlier this month, the Senate Judiciary Committee released a set of transcripts of interviews and exhibits related to its "Inquiry into Circumstances Surrounding Trump Tower Meeting."   

I am looking at the interviews from the "Russian" side of the table, the people who sat across from Don Trump Jr. as he waited expectantly to hear an incriminating story about Hillary Clinton that never came: Irakly “Ike” Kaveladze, Anatoli Samochornov, Rinat Akhmetshin, the Britisher Robert Goldstone. There is also the written testimony of Natalia Veselnitskaya. 

Whether there is anyone who still believes this meeting was anything but a set-up from the get-go, it's notable that these interviews show us there was not one Trump...

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Picking up from the unconscionable censure of Sen. McCarthy on December 2, 1954, Barry M. Goldwater, one of 22 Republican senators to oppose censure, writes the following in his 1979 memoir, With No Apologies.

No one seemed to notice that after the furor faded, the Army's top secret operations at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, which had been the subject of one of McCarthy's attacks, were quietly moved to Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Carl Hayden, who in January 1955 became chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee of the United States Senate, told me privately Monmouth had been moved because he and other members of the majority Democratic party were convinced security at Monmouth had been penetrated. They didn't want to admit that McCarthy was right in his accusations. Their only alternative was to move the installation from New Jersey to a new location in Arizona. (Emphasis added.)

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My friend, patriot and artist William Davies sent me a copy of this powerful graphite drawing a few months ago. I saved it to publish with Bill's permission on this Memorial Day weekend to commemorate the men Uncle Sam forgot. 

From Staff Sergeant Ray's bio at pownetwork.org:

On March 18, 1968, PFC James M. Ray and 1Lt. John G. Dunn were part of a unit on a road clearing mission with Montagnard soldiers on Highway 20 in Lam Dong Province, South Vietnam.

During the mission, both Ray and Dunn were captured by the Viet Cong and taken to Cambodia for detention. Dunn was released in the general prisoner release nearing the end of American involvement in Vietnam in 1973. Jimmy Ray did not come home.

Ray, who had been wounded during his capture, was rotated within the "system" of those POWs held in South Vietnam. He made escape attempts which infuriated his captors and they beat him severely and confined him with chains. He was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry for these escape attempts and resulting torture.

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A couple of days ago, I had the pleasure of catching up with Vlad, who has been listening to the new audiobook of the American Betrayal. Here's our conversation.





From Gates of Vienna, commentary from Paul Weston on a series of milestone events that are taking place now and which the UK government is officially censoring: 

Britain Is Now a Genuine Police State

by Paul Weston 

There are a number of court cases taking place in Britain which are subject to reporting restrictions. A good percentage of these — and we really don’t know how many, which I think is rather the idea — relate to Muslim gang-rape trials. Tommy was under a 13-month suspended sentence for previously reporting on a gang-rape trial subject to reporting restrictions. In other words, if he broke the law again he would then serve the jail time...

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Vladimir Bukovsky has been giving some pretty interesting Russian-language interviews lately.

Earlier this month, he spoke with Kiev-based112 Ukraine TV. Below is an excerpt from the English translation by Alissa Ordabai that should get some attention. 

Dmitry Gordon: You recently said, "If two ballistic missiles were launched at Lubyanka, the level of terrorism worldwide would drop by 80 percent."  What did you mean by that?



Vladimir Bukovsky: The thing is that a huge part of the world's so-called terrorism is being organized by Lubyanka (the popular name for the headquarters of the FSB on Lubyanka Square in Moscow - translator). They control Islamic terrorism, ever since the war in Afghanistan when they were supporting the most extremist parts of the Afghan resistance, people like Gulbuddin.  You wouldn't remember these names.  

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Delighted to return to the Hagmann Report for 90 minutes last night to try to put the continuum of treason, subversion, communism and coup together -- American betrayal -- and how partiots can fight back. My segment is cued up to start at Minute 33:00 above.

 

Going back on with my friends at the Hagmann Report tonight -- 7:30 to 9:00 EDT. Tune in!





Remember, once upon a time, when the heatedly, desperately, and futilely contested release of a House Intelligence Committee memo threatened "to rip D.C. in two"? 

That would be the four-page-memo confirming that the Department of Justice and the FBI used Hillary /DNC-funded opposition research (a.k.a, "the Steele dossier") to gain court authorization to spy on Carter Page, and, thus, the wider Trump team.  

Naturally, this same DOJ said it would be "extraordinarily reckless" to clue in the American people to the police state a-borning inside their own government. After all, exposure is the first enemy of corruption. Prosecution according to the law, however, is its only match.  

Once President Trump authorized the declassification of the bombshell-memo, the threats and warnings turned into a cacophonic booing. A Swamp-wide, cross-party-line emerged,...

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Below is posted a remarkable document. It is the single-page disillation of the three-quarters-of-a- century pursuit of honor in justice by three generations of an American family. The family is that of Rear Adm. Husband Kimmel, who, with Maj. Gen. Walter Short, was in command during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Ever since that terrible day, these two senior officers have been wrongfully scapegoated for the attack by our own government, which, among other unconscionable failures, had witheld vital intelligence from the Pearl command. The facts of the matter are not in doubt. Now that the Board for Correction of Naval Records has taken up the case, it is high time, finally, for swift justice.  

Rear Adm. Husband Kimmel's eldest grandson, Thomas Kimmel, has shared the summary of the case that was presented to the Navy board last month. After many...

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As the fragments come together in a fantastic mosaic indicating that the seniors of the "Intelligence Community" -- led or organized by CIA Director John Brennan -- set out to "create" the appearance of co-called Russian collusion around what amount to political by-standers in order to catalyze their conspiracy against Candidate, then President Trump, I am  put in mind of the investigatory motions I imagine having set the groundwork for ... Stalin's purges. 

This occurred to me (again) while reading George Neumayer's latest in The American Spectator. Neumayer zeroes in on the work of David Corn and Michael Issikoff, where they "inadvertently provides a picture of Brennan running...

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We interupt this blog for what Rush Limbaugh calls an obscene profit timeout....

In all seriousness, I am delighted with the reception of the new audiobook of American Betrayal, which I narrated myself and released this spring. Here are a few comments to share -- particularly with Father's Day and the summer vacation driving season now upon us. 

The first is from novelist, commentator, sailor, ret. Navy SEAL Matt Bracken (who still prefers the written, not spoken, word):

  

From Twitter:



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In the consequential tradition of such big presidential campaign lies as, "If you like you doctor, you can keep your doctor," FDR, the 32nd POTUS, solemnly, specifically and frequently lied to Americans voters during his 1940 re-election campaign when he promised up and down the hustings that he would not take the country to war -- even as he was secretly planning to take the country to war, and long before Pearl Harbor.

See below as the light dawnethed eight years later for Walter Trohan, one of my favorite old-time newspapermen, on reading a confessional passage by FDR speechwriter and biographer Robert Sherwood as it appears in his book, Roosevelt and Hopkins: An Intimate History. It was Sherwood who scripted FDR's fiery non-belligerence before Election Day 1940, a time when the national mood was strongly non-interventionist. Sherwood's contribution included the infamous FDR lines -- "And while talking to you mothers and fathers, I give you one more assurance. I have said this before but I shall say it again -- and again -- and again: Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars."

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On this bicentennial birthday of Karl Marx, the figleafs are off but the full-frontal horror remains pixilated. What are we looking at? We don't know, we can't know. After generations of foreign, domestic, communist and pro-communist conditioning, including mass media agit prop and "higher education"; after generations of penetration, subversion, de-moralization, corruption and beguilement, the mainstreaming of Marxism continues on autopilot. That means freedom is "converging" with  tyranny, which means freedom is disappearing in tyranny, which must make this the best birthday for Karl Marx ever.

It was FDR who quite enthusiastically set our national course on such "convergence" with the socialist revolution known as the New Deal; we put him on a pedestal. FDR's Soviet-penetrated White House and policy shops then helped turned Allied armies into weapons of Communist expansion...

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Appearing on the Tucker Carlson Show, James Kallstrom called out the "conspiracy," the "Fifth Column" against Donald Trump and his presidency. By virtue of his professional experiences, the former assistant director of the FBI may be the perfect expert-witness to make such accusations credibly.

On paper, Kallstrom's 27 years at the FBI tell us he knows what he is talking about when he says it is unprecedented for the FBI to conduct no-knock, searching, and seizing raids without a criminal or national security predicate. It is important for Americans to learn through his institutional memory that throughout the extensive S&L investigations in the 1980s, for example, not a single law firm was raided ... and compare that to the horrifying raids on Michael Cohen's home, hotel and small law office -- for what? Documents related to an all too commonplace celebrity "nuisance settlement"?

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I can't say I share his optimism, but I am perfectly happy to be carried along by it. 

 

This is not a prank. Axios, that instant-screenshot of lib media thinking, almost stoically reports that we are in for a "new Clinton wave this spring." Naturally, that means fund-raising -- as so very subtly conveyed in the greenback-green party invitation above Family Clinton has released. 

But could this be ... a dig? Axios:

Longtime Clinton supporters last week received an invitation offering access to the family ... at prices ranging from ... $2,500 ... up to $100,000 ...

Offering access at prices? The Clintons? Money? Is that nice?

The Elephant in the Access, however, is the Clinton Foundation (the Clinton Foundation????), which Team Axios skates by with blinkered aplomb -- no comment.

Ah, but look at little closer. The point of the Family Clinton "evening," according to the invitation, is "Benefiting the work of the Clinton Foundation."...

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I asked an expert, Jeff Nyquist. He responded indirectly, with an excursion through the continuum. This is what the history of communist united fronts, alliance, peaceful coexistence, detente, glastnost, and "dissolution" tells us. 

At first you cannot talk to the communist, because his goal is to destroy you. 

But eventually you talk to him, and find yourself shaking his hand. He is a human being, after all. He is charming. Why were you ever afraid? 

You then forget that he is a communist. And you forget what communism signifies. So you decide to make deals with him. You even say that he is not really a communist. And he nods his head. 

Nearly everyone is happy about the deals you make and the resulting promises of peace. You are praised by everyone. It feels so good. 

Then...

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"You remember Iraqgate," the always trenchant William Safire wrote in 1993 ....

Er, well, not exactly ....

Iraqgate, the former-Nixon-Agnew-speechwriter-turned-NYT-columnist continued, was 

the White House corruption of Agriculture's loan guarantee program to slip foreign aid billions through an Italian bank to Saddam Hussein, which he used to finance his secret nuclear buildup. The Bush Justice Department sought to contain the scandal by pretending the Italian bank knew nothing of its Atlanta office's huge Iraqi dealings -- despite suppressed C.I.A. evidence to the contrary."

That would be the Bush 41 White House & Justice Department under the extremely murky Attorney...

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An extremely neat theory from the blog Law of Markets:

"The conspiracy to make Tim Kaine President"

Posted on April 14, 2018

I’ve always known this to be true: Comey: I Announced The Hillary Investigation Because Polls Showed Her Ahead.



The question is why would he do it? And the answer is that Obama and Comey were trying to craft an election outcome in which Hillary would be elected but would then have to resign, or at the very minimum step aside and...

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For 17 months in the early 1950s, the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, aka the McCarran Committee, engaged in a landmark investigation into the Institute of Pacific Relations, a prestigious think tank which Sen. Joseph McCarthy had been hammering away at as a vector of Soviet influence on US foreign policy. It turned out McCarthy was completely correct. Indeed, he probably understated the treacherous role IPR played in subverting US policy, especially in undermining staunch US ally Chiang Kai-shek and empowering Communist monster-in-waiting Mao Tse-tung. In the TV segment above, Robert Morris, the legendary chief counsel of the McCarran Committee, discusses some of the shocking findings of the committee as it wrapped up its investigation.

Well worth watching, if only to get a taste of the IPR investigation, which is a very significant stretch of "lost history."

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As we await the coronation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller by the Senate Judiciary Committee, it's worth reviewing a few of the national security and prosecutorial disasters marking the man's tenure as FBI Director. Contrary to Mueller's media beatification as a non-partisan exemplar of public service, these disasters mark Mueller as a reliable political fixer. Now, it looks as if he will become his own branch of government.

Why? For services rendered to the people? I don't think so. 

Robert Mueller became Director of the FBI exactly one week before 9/11. No account of his Bureau tenure is complete without underscoring his shocking obstruction of efforts to bring to light...

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