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Marc Thiessen: If Omar and Tlaib can boycott Israel, why can’t Israel boycott them?
Marc Thiessen

During a news conference Monday, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., accused Israel of denying her and fellow congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., entry because they are “the first two Muslim American women elected to Congress.”

On Twitter, Omar was even more pointed, accusing Israel of implementing “Trump’s Muslim ban” — a calumny echoed by supposedly responsible Democrats such as Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., who tweeted “PM Netanyahu — Drop your Muslim ban.”

Sorry, it’s not a Muslim ban; it’s an anti-Semite ban.

Read more at: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/marc-thiessen-if-omar-and-tlaib-can-boycott-israel-why-cant-israel-boycott-them

Apparently, this was posted in the Washington Post too. I've heard of the author, I don't know much about him.
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World News / Gary Sick, Portrait of an American Architect of Khomeinism
« Last post by TomSea on Today at 12:46:08 AM »
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Gary Sick, Portrait of an American Architect of Khomeinism
July 8, 2019 Admin
By John Amirteymour

Most Iranians today are aware that the Ayatollah Khomeini’s rise to power in 1979, and the survival of his Islamist regime over the next four decades, was the result of Western, primarily American, foreign policies. Yet, few Americans realize that a cabal of elite academics, bureaucrats, and businesspersons, influencing US government policies from behind the scenes, have taken the destiny of an entire country into their hands, depriving them of liberty and human rights, while at the same time harming the security of America via their failed ideas. One of these Americans is Gary Sick, a professor at Columbia University, and the director of a think tank headquartered at that university, the Gulf/2000 project.

Described as the “predominant email list for Gulf State policy experts,” the Gulf/2000 project’s online forum membership reads like a comprehensive list of the Khomeiniist regime’s U.S. based lobbyists. They include: Trita Parsi, head of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), Tehran’s main US lobbying organization; Laura Rozen, an Al-Monitor reporter who was very close to the Obama administration, Joe Cirincione; head of the Ploughshares Fund, an institution ostensibly dedicated to promoting peace that has long been one of NIAC’s main sources of funding; Puneet Talwar, a former State Department official and advisor to Joe Biden; John Limbert, Obama’s former deputy assistant secretary of state for Iran; and Tamara Cofman Wittes, Obama’s former deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs.

The Gulf/2000 project, and Sick himself, received some media attention in 2016 for their role in promoting the Obama nuclear deal with the regime. That year, Obama’s deputy national security advisor for communications, Ben Rhodes, admitted in a New York Times interview that the Obama administration, using various liberal/Democratic party-aligned foundations as middlemen, had paid for media airtime to promote the Iran deal, using false and skewed information. One of the foundations utilized by the administration was the Ploughshares Fund. Since 2010, Ploughshares had been the primary funder of Sick’s Gulf/2000 project, to the tune of $75,000 annually. A Washington Free Beacon reporter, who managed to gain access to members of Sick’s private, invitation-only, online forum, wrote that a “member…compared the group to a pro-Iran ‘info-op’—military jargon for a campaign to influence policy decisions. ‘The most significant forum for scholars of Iranian studies to exchange ideas and views was dominated by apologists for the Iranian regime and was dominated by people who would reflexively push back on any argument that the Iranian regime was involved in what we would call ‘malign activities’ or ‘illicit activities.’”  As the group’s moderator, Sick had final say over what was allowed to be posted; and while he had no issue with bizarre, Tehran-originating conspiracy theories about “Jews” or “neocons,” he deleted any post that was critical of Tehran.



Read more at: http://isicrc.org/articles-and-reports/the-case-of-the-american-architect-of-khomeinism

Gary Sick! Sheesh! This rings such bells but, so many names do when they were ones you heard, 20 years ago or so.  I'd like a Classic Comics version of the article though, looks good. Anyone remember him?

New website for me, could be connected to MEK who long ago in the '70s probably did conduct some actual terrorist acts and then again, maybe they aren't connected to that organization.

Courtesy of Wendy Acho who seems to post good conservative articles on twitter. She is an Iraqi Christian, whatever, she's a big help and I think pretty much American.
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Time for the Turtle to make a few changes to committee assignments.
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We could start this by looking at the 14th Amendment, Section 1.

The first sentence, at first blush seems pretty clear that the act of being born makes one a Citizen.  The tricky part I've seen examined elsewhere is underlined.  Is a person here illegally "subject to the jurisdiction thereof?"  The context I saw it in was in reference to infants of Diplomats from other countries being specifically not within the jurisdiction of the US.

To me, the "and" makes it clear that just being born here is not enough.  Otherwise they'd have said "or".

Is a person here illegally "subject to the jurisdiction thereof?"  No.  They are citizens of their home country, as is their child.  If that were not true, then the US govt could not require its citizens to pay taxes even if they live and work abroad.
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I get it, Trump was clearly making a joke. There's a time and a place for joking around, and I just don't think it was the time or the place.
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Life News / North Carolina County Declares Itself a Pro-Life Sanctuary
« Last post by TomSea on Today at 12:38:07 AM »
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North Carolina County Declares Itself a Pro-Life Sanctuary - Big League Politics
Published 12 hours ago on Aug 21, 2019 By Jose Nino
4 minutes

On August 19, 2019, Yadkin County in North Carolina became the first official sanctuary county for life in America.

Pastor Keith Pavlansky, the president of Personhood North Carolina, declared that the passage of this pro-life resolution was an historic event and also added that the resolution “is the first step in adopting a complete culture of life in our communities.”

The resolution does the following:

    The first objective establishes, as the official policy of the county, the scientific fact that life begins at conception or fertilization.
    The second commits to enforce this policy “by all means within its power, in accordance with its responsibilities as the people’s elected local representatives.”

More at: https://bigleaguepolitics.com/north-carolina-county-declares-itself-a-pro-life-sanctuary/
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Man arrested on charges he threatened to 'shoot up' Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C.

Brooklyn Dance, Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle Published 6:31 p.m. ET Aug. 21, 2019

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A Tennessee man was arrested on Wednesday after an FBI investigation revealed he made threats online to "shoot up" a Planned Parenthood facility in Washington D.C.

Jacob Cooper, 20, was charged with transmitting a threat to injure another, according to a U.S. Attorney's Office news release.

According to the criminal complaint, Cooper went by username "Jacco" on the website iFunny, where users share photos, videos and discussion topics. The complaint says on Aug. 13, Cooper responded to another user's post stating, "Make sure you tell them about how I plan to shoot up a Planned Parenthood facility in Washington D.C., on August 19 at 3 p.m."

Read more at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/08/21/man-arrested-threatening-shoot-up-d-c-planned-parenthood/2078893001/

Glad this didn't happen, no sympathy for PP. The guy's only 20.  Age group where a lot of this lunacy seems to come out from.
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@Chosen Daughter


You might have misunderstood – he wants to cut the payroll tax. The problem is, that funds Social Security. Obama did this, temporarily, in 2011. Between having the Fed cut interest rates and reducing payroll taxes, it seems odd Trump would want to emulate economic practices he had previously criticized.

Plus, it looks like you have some competition, in the ‘chosen’ department.


Trump: ‘I am the chosen one’
https://theweek.com/speedreads/860276/trump-chosen

Thanks for the correction.   I see that now.  I heard about Trump saying he was the chosen one.  Chosen for what?  I am chosen along with all the other people who have chosen Christ.  I don't know what a chosen one is.
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But Trump ended the threat... /end sarcasm
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I've never understood why we're negotiating with the Taliban.  That's like Israel trying to negotiate for peace with the Muslim Brotherhood.


I am glad you said that.  I couldn't believe it either.   Whoever could believe that the Taliban is capable of peace?  Trump wanted to reimburse Taliban travel expenses.  And even while he was talking about peace deal there were Taliban bomb attacks.

https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/administration-wants-reimburse-talibans-travel-expenses
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