Senate Attends White House Briefing on North Korea

War did not break out today and terrorists did not attack the buses carrying America’s Senators to a secure briefing room in the White House.

President Donald Trump did make THEM come to HIM, a very symbolic act of someone determined to show that he’s the boss.

ABC News

Several Senate Republicans described the full Senate briefing on North Korea at the White House Wednesday as a thorough accounting of the administration’s diplomatic and military options when it comes to dealing with Kim Jong Un.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called it “a long and detailed briefing.”

“The military is obviously planning for a number of options, as they should — minimal military action to more significant action,” Cruz said. “It’s of course the hope of the administration and Congress that military action isn’t necessary. If there’s a clear and imminent threat to the U.S., our military needs to be prepared to act and I believe they are prepared to act to keep our country safe.”

The senators were invited at the personal invitation of President Donald Trump after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, requested a briefing. The president stopped by the briefing at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House grounds.

Gardner said that one takeaway from the meeting was that “we are a long ways away from exercising all of our options on the diplomatic side.”

“There were great questions within the briefing from both sides of the aisles,” Gardener said. “It shows how important this issue is, to have that team assembled to talk about this and make sure North Korea knows they won’t get away with this.”

Separately, a senior administration official told ABC News that part of the current concern about North Korea comes from China’s view of North Korea as a threat.

“I think what’s different about how China is viewing the problem in North Korea today is that China is viewing that problem as the threat not only to U.S. interests and security or South Korean or Japanese interests and security, but also a threat to Chinese interests and security and so I think that is a big shift in and of itself,” the senior administration official told ABC News.

White House officials say the South Auditorium would be turned into a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, or “SCIF,” and the briefing will be led by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford, and Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats.

When asked about the bus ride to the White House ground for the meeting, Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, said it was “a unique approach to a classified briefing.”

Using the White House grounds for a full briefing with the Senate is a rare move, but administration officials told ABC News that too much shouldn’t be read into the choice of location.

Officials said that after hearing of McConnell’s request, the president suggested nonchalantly that the senators should come to the White House because he’s a “gracious host.” Trump has cultivated a reputation in his meetings at the White House for relishing the opportunity to show off his historic digs.

CNN’s report on today’s briefing is so biased you might as well call it fake news. It gets tiresome.

Trump Flip-Flops: NATO No Longer Obsolete

What’s wrong with President Trump?

Is he being blackmailed or his family threatened? He’s certainly not the candidate who won the presidency last November.

There are short pieces on each of his recent flip-flops at Zerohedge.

The most visible of the Trump flipping and flopping came Wednesday during a press confernce with the leader of NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Sky News

Donald Trump has declared NATO is “no longer obsolete”, saying he is committed to the military alliance.

Before taking office in January, Mr Trump questioned its relevance, saying the organisation, established after World War Two, was “obsolete because it was designed many, many years ago”.

And “the (member) countries aren’t paying what they’re supposed to pay”, he said.

But the President has made a U-turn, describing the alliance as a “bulwark of international peace and security”.

He has again called on alliance members to spend 2% of their GDP on defence within a decade, saying they “must pay what they owe”.

If they “pay their fair share rather than relying on the US to make up the difference, we will all be much more secure”, Mr Trump told reporters after White House talks with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg.

At a news conference, the President also admitted the US was “not getting along with Russia at all” and relations between the two global powers may be at an “all-time low”.

He said he hoped he can improve ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin but “we’re going to see what happens”.

Relations have become strained over Moscow’s support for President Bashar al Assad, whose Syrian forces allegedly carried out a chemical attack on civilians.

Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution demanding a swift investigation into the attack.

Mr Trump said: “The secretary-general and I had a productive discussion about what more NATO can do in the fight against terrorism.

“I complained about that a long time ago and they made a change and now they do fight terrorism.

“I said it was obsolete, it’s no longer obsolete.”

So far, only five of the 28 NATO members, including the UK, spend 2% of their GDP on defence, but the number is expected to rise next year.

In her column today Ann Coulter theorizes that Trump is like a child hungry for the approval of the liberal media. Another theory I’ve read is that he’s been stuck with a deal that confers foreign policy on the neocons, with him being allowed to conduct domestic policy. We’ve also seen the theory that Jared Kushner controls Trump now.

Whatever, it’s a mystery. When Steve Bannon goes, MAGA is dead.

A transcript of the Trump/Stoltenberg press conference can be read here.

Inspiring! Putin speaking about the collapse of Western civilization

Paul Craig Roberts

Putin speaking about the collapse of Western civilization at the Valdai International Discussion Club, September 19, 2013
http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/19243

“Another serious challenge to Russia’s identity is linked to events taking place in the world. Here there are both foreign policy and moral aspects. We can see how many of the Euro-Atlantic countries are actually rejecting their roots, including the Christian values that constitute the basis of Western civilisation. They are denying moral principles and all traditional identities: national, cultural, religious and even sexual. They are implementing policies that equate large families with same-sex partnerships, belief in God with the belief in Satan.

“The excesses of political correctness have reached the point where people are seriously talking about registering political parties whose aim is to promote paedophilia. People in many European countries are embarrassed or afraid to talk about their religious affiliations. Holidays are abolished or even called something different; their essence is hidden away, as is their moral foundation. And people are aggressively trying to export this model all over the world. I am convinced that this opens a direct path to degradation and primitivism, resulting in a profound demographic and moral crisis.

“What else but the loss of the ability to self-reproduce could act as the greatest testimony of the moral crisis facing a human society? Today almost all developed nations are no longer able to reproduce themselves, even with the help of migration. Without the values embedded in Christianity and other world religions, without the standards of morality that have taken shape over millennia, people will inevitably lose their human dignity. We consider it natural and right to defend these values . One must respect every minority’s right to be different, but the rights of the majority must not be put into question.

“At the same time we see attempts to somehow revive a standardised model of a unipolar world and to blur the institutions of international law and national sovereignty. Such a unipolar, standardised world does not require sovereign states; it requires vassals. In a historical sense this amounts to a rejection of one’s own identity, of the God-given diversity of the world.

“Russia agrees with those who believe that key decisions should be worked out on a collective basis, rather than at the discretion of and in the interests of certain countries or groups of countries. Russia believes that international law, not the right of the strong, must apply. And we believe that every country, every nation is not exceptional, but unique, original and benefits from equal rights, including the right to independently choose their own development path.”

Listen! Russian Pranksters Hoax John McCain by Pretending to be Ukrainian Prime Minister

mccain crazy collage

Russian pranksters have hoaxed several of the anti-Trump people in Congress. Embedded at the bottom is an entertaining eleven minutes featuring hawish neocon Senator John “Songbird” McCain.

Sputnik News

Famous Russian phone pranksters Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov, known as Vovan and Lexus, have made hoax phone calls to US Senators Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Republican Majority leader Mitch McConnell into speaking about the sanctions against Russia, Kuznetsov told Sputnik.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The news comes as the pranksters called US Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the one who earlier claimed that “Putin is continuing to advance into Korea,” to say that Russia has invaded Limpopo, an African river that the politician believed to be a country in Africa.

Having introduced themselves as Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, Kuznetsov and Stolyarov also discussed the sanctions against Russia with Waters.

Following the incident, Peskov said Kremlin was not linked to the prank phone calls and appreciated the fact that nobody had the idea to accuse Moscow of the tricks.

The sanctions issue was also discussed with US republicans, according to the hoaxers.

“We have pranked McCain, Lindsey Graham and the Republican Majority leader in Congress McConnell in the Congress Mitch McConnell on the issue of anti-Russian sanctions, however, we can not tell the details yet,” Kuznetsov said.

Since 2014, relations between Russia and the European Union and the United States, deteriorated amid the crisis in Ukraine. Brussels, Washington and their allies introduced several rounds of sanctions against Russia on the pretext of its alleged involvement in the Ukrainian conflict, which Moscow has repeatedly denied. In response to the restrictive measures, Russia has imposed a food embargo on some products originating in countries that have targeted it with sanctions.

Since then, NATO has been building up its military presence in Europe, particularly in eastern European countries bordering Russia, using Moscow’s alleged interference in Ukraine as a pretext.

As noted in several youtube comments, the case could be made that McCain committed an act of treason by negotiating with the Ukraine to undercut President Donald Trump’s policies.

Jewess Professor Calls for Military Coup to Overthrow Trump

ROSA BROOKS.
stereotype female jew

Impeachment is too slow a process for Rosa Brooks.

As documented at Wikipedia, she’s no filthy Jew Hollyweird whore, but rather a heavy hitter in foreign policy circles. Her stamp of approval of a military overthrow of he duly elected government headed by Donald Trump constitutes treason.

Get this. She’s a law professor. She knows she’s advocating treason, but apparently is baiting Trump while normalizing the idea of a military coup in the minds of the sheeple.

The hatred of America by 80 percent of Jews is such that they want the country destroyed, no matter the consequences.

Excerpt from Foreign Policy

The fourth possibility is one that until recently I would have said was unthinkable in the United States of America: a military coup, or at least a refusal by military leaders to obey certain orders.

The principle of civilian control of the military has been deeply internalized by the U.S. military, which prides itself on its nonpartisan professionalism. What’s more, we know that a high-ranking lawbreaker with even a little subtlety can run rings around the uniformed military. During the first years of the George W. Bush administration, for instance, formal protests from the nation’s senior-most military lawyers didn’t stop the use of torture. When military leaders objected to tactics such as waterboarding, the Bush administration simply bypassed the military, getting the CIA and private contractors to do their dirty work.

But Trump isn’t subtle or sophisticated: He sets policy through rants and late-night tweets, not through quiet hints to aides and lawyers. He’s thin-skinned, erratic, and unconstrained — and his unexpected, self-indulgent pronouncements are reportedly sending shivers through even his closest aides.

What would top U.S. military leaders do if given an order that struck them as not merely ill-advised, but dangerously unhinged? An order that wasn’t along the lines of “Prepare a plan to invade Iraq if Congress authorizes it based on questionable intelligence,” but “Prepare to invade Mexico tomorrow!” or “Start rounding up Muslim Americans and sending them to Guantánamo!” or “I’m going to teach China a lesson — with nukes!”

It’s impossible to say, of course. The prospect of American military leaders responding to a presidential order with open defiance is frightening — but so, too, is the prospect of military obedience to an insane order. After all, military officers swear to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, not the president. For the first time in my life, I can imagine plausible scenarios in which senior military officials might simply tell the president: “No, sir. We’re not doing that,” to thunderous applause from the New York Times editorial board.

Brace yourselves. One way or another, it’s going to be a wild few years.

At least some of us will fight. I will not say how I would proceed in the event of a military coup, but suffice it to say that I would operate stealthily.

Breitbart covered this story earlier today. Here’s their summary of the whole smear job:

Brooks listed four ways to get rid of a “crummy” president.

Elect him out of office after his four-year term. “But after such a catastrophic first week, four years seems like a long time to wait,” she wrote.

Impeachment. However, she lamented, “impeachments take time: months, if not longer — even with an enthusiastic Congress. And when you have a lunatic controlling the nuclear codes, even a few months seems like a perilously long time to wait.”

Utilizing a claim of mental instability to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution, which sets the path for the commander-in-chief’s removal if the “president is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”

A military coup. She writes: “The fourth possibility is one that until recently I would have said was unthinkable in the United States of America: a military coup, or at least a refusal by military leaders to obey certain orders.”

And when normal people respond with disdain for their unmitigated chutzpah, they blame “antisemitism.” The jig is up Jew. We’re on to your nonsense.

ROSA BROOKS. DISAGREE WITH HER AND YOU’RE ANTISEMITIC.

President Trump Worked Saturday to Help Keep America Safe Again

THEY CAN MOCK HIM BUT THEY CAN’T STOP HIM.

The pace of Trump’s accomplishments has been amazing, yet I saw a Washington Post headline that said Trump insiders say he’s like a confused CHILD in the White House.

Has there ever been more disinformation (fake news) by the propaganda arm of the left.

It’s hard to keep up with Trump seeing as how when he’s not Tweeting he’s signing Executive Orders. This report offers straight reporting, not anti-Trump propaganda.

The Hill

President Trump signed three executive actions on Saturday afternoon focusing on lobbying, a reorganization of the National Security Council and a plan to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

The executive action caps off a busy first week as Trump issued a flurry of orders on ObamaCare repeal, withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and a ban on many refugees from the Middle East and Africa.

“People have been talking about this for a long time, like many years,” Trump said in front of cameras in the Oval Office as he signed a memorandum dealing with the National Security Council (NSC) and Homeland Security Council.

Text of the NSC memorandum, which was released after Trump signed it, justified changes to the council by stating that “security threats facing the United States in the 21st century transcend international boundaries.”

“Accordingly, the United States Government’s decision-making structures and processes to address these challenges must remain equally adaptive and transformative,” the memorandum stated.

Trump said that directive focused on “efficiency and I think a lot of additional safety.”

Trump also signed an executive order banning administration officials who leave government from lobbying those federal agencies for five years, fulfilling a campaign pledge. Former President Barack Obama had signed his own executive order barring political appointees from lobbying former coworkers for two years.

Trump’s order also includes a lifetime ban on administration officials working on behalf of a foreign government or political party.

His third directive signed Saturday was a memorandum giving military leaders 30 days to construct and present a report outlining the U.S. strategy for defeating ISIS.

“This is the plan to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. “I think it’s going to be very successful.”

His memorandum calls for a “comprehensive plan to defeat ISIS,” stating that “there can be no accommodation or negotiation” with the group.

The directive recommends “changes to any United States rules of engagement” and other policy restrictions, an exploration of alternative strategies to “isolate and delegitimize ISIS and its radical Islamist ideology,” a strengthening of the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition and an exploration of methods to limit the group’s financial support.

It’s unclear how exactly the plan would depart from past approaches to the group. Saturday’s document mentioned public diplomacy, information operations and cyber strategies as alternative approaches for combating ISIS.

The directive also calls for “a detailed strategy to robustly fund” the plan and states that it should be submitted to the president by the secretary of Defense, James Mattis, though calls for several other Cabinet officials to collaborate in developing the plan.

Trump has repeatedly pledged to defeat ISIS and on the campaign trail criticized Obama and his Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton for not doing enough to push back against the terrorist group.

“OK, that’s big stuff,” Trump said after signing the three orders Saturday. “Have a good weekend.”

Trump signed the documents one day after signing an order barring Syrian refugees and halting the United States’ refugee resettlement program for four months, stirring backlash.

That order, handed down Friday, also denies entry for individuals from seven predominantly Muslim countries for 90 days – Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya – affecting roughly 134 million people.

Various Democratic lawmakers and civil-rights groups said the order targets Muslims, pointing to Trump’s admission in a Friday interview that he would prioritize Christian refugees for resettlement.

“Make no mistake — this is a Muslim ban,” Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said in a statement Friday.

Trump insisted that the executive order he signed on Friday is “not a Muslim ban.”

“It’s working out very nicely,” Trump said, as reports indicated that officials were scrambling to implement the order.

“We’re going to have a very very strict ban and we’re going to have extreme vetting, which we should have had in this country for many years.”

Two refugees from Iraq were detained late Friday at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, though one was released Saturday afternoon.

Former Mexican President having Meltdown over that F***ing Wall

In south Texas, we knew Vincente Fox well. He was popular with the local Mexican-Americans who make up the great majority of the population here. He always was complaining about the gringo in one way or another.

He can blow his latest rant out of his *** as far as I’m concerned.

Excerpt from metro.co.uk

Donald Trump has signed an executive order to build a border wall, insisting that Mexico will ‘100%’ pay.

It was one of his key pledges during the campaign and he says construction will start in a few months.

But if he genuinely thinks Mexico will ‘reimburse’ US taxpayers, the country’s former president is here to set him straight.

Vicente Fox Quesada led the country from 2000 to 2006, and he had strong words for Donald Trump (including a very strong hashtag).

Addressing his press secretary, he said: ‘Sean Spicer, I’ve said this to Trump and now I’ll tell you: Mexico is not going to pay for that fucking wall. #FuckingWall.’

It’s not the first time Fox Quesada has been in the headlines for criticising the wall, saying there’s no way his country will ‘reimburse’ the $8 billion Trump claims it will cost (critics say it will be far more expensive than that, potentially as high as $25 billi

Trump’s latest response to the Mexicans is a manly one: