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Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology

Never mind the quasi-bow, the sword dance or the remarkably unremarkable speech to Muslim leaders.
This has got to be the most fascinating part of President Trump’s Saudi visit so far:
At Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology. In a few minutes @POTUS and Saudi King to touch a globe to switch it on.
— Steve [...]

Michael Weiss on Trump, Russia and “Trumpkin Republicans”

Our friend Michael Weiss was on CNN Tuesday night reporting that government-controlled Russian media are reporting that President Trump is a true friend of Russia being victimized by the “liberal mainstream media and US intelligence services,” while the Putin regime has “a sense of relief in watching the US government tear itself apart.”
He also says [...]

Trump revealed “highly classified” info to Russians

WHOA: Trump revealed highly classified info to Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting:
— Ben Terris (@bterris) May 15, 2017

The information the president relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. [...]

Trump fires Comey; hilarity ensues

With exquisite timing, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (and later President Trump) the morning after Trump fired FBI director James Comey, who was leading an investigation of possible collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and the Putin regime.

I’m pleased Lavrov was able to find some humor in the [...]

Trump hosts Kid, Ted and Sarah at the White House

After news broke of a four-hour visit with President Trump at the White House (including dinner) by rockers Ted Nugent and Kid Rock, chaperoned by former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, my first impulse was to visit Nugent’s Facebook page to see if this post was still there.

No, I thought. It couldn’t be. Surely he [...]

Maduro regime helped fund Trump’s inaugural

As shortages of food and other basic commodities continue, and angry and desperate Venezuelans from formerly pro-chavista neighborhoods rioted, looted and clashed with government forces, resulting in at least 12 deaths, The Guardian reported on one of the Maduro regime’s recent expenditures:
A Venezuelan state-owned oil company, heavily indebted to the Russian oil giant Rosneft, made [...]

Rubio: Assad’s gas attack “no coincidence” [updated]

I was about to suggest that this might not be outside the realm of possibility. But Republican Senator Marco Rubio was a lot blunter.
Rubio: It's no coincidence that Syria gas attack happened after 'concerning' Tillerson comments @KFILE
— David Wright (@DavidWright_CNN) April 5, 2017

“In this case now, we have very limited options and look, it’s [...]

US takes Assad off the hook

Amid the awful, bloody mess into which the Syrian civil war has descended, one central fact needs to be remembered:
More than 94 percent of the more than 200,000 civilians who have died in the conflict have been killed by the forces of President Bashar al-Assad and his allies.
It is to the lasting shame of Barack [...]

“Sometimes it’s the reverse”?

Since it’s still unclear who is behind it, I’ve held off posting about the recent spate of vandalism at Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia, and the bomb threats aimed at Jewish community centers across the US, and President Trump’s less-than-satisfactory response, but WTF?
BREAKING: PA Attorney General: Trump told us "sometimes it's the reverse," [...]

Guess who?

Which naive bleeding-heart liberal said that “Muslims who commit terrorist acts are perverting their religion,” and that the label “radical Islamic terrorism” was not helpful because terrorists are “un-Islamic”?
You guessed it. It was Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, President Trump’s recently-appointed national security adviser.
Whether or not you agree with McMaster, it’s good to have someone [...]