Tuesday, September 02, 2014
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Judicial Watch reports what the media don't/won't (as usual), and the news is grim:

Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued.  Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.

Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso,...

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Reading the riveting Level Zero Heroes: The Story of U.S. Marine Special Operations In Bala Murghab, Afghanistan by Michael Golembesky and John R. Bruning, which comes out next week from St Martin's Press.

Summation, p. 211:

What the f- is going on here, this is madness. I'm dropping warning bombs on empty hillsides as the men around me are fighting for their lives.



An overheard conversation between top Nazis Goering (front left) and von Ribbentrop (front, second from right) set off the chain of events revealing to the public the existence of the Hitler-Stalin Pact's "secret protocol," which included evidence of Soviet war crimes committed in tandem with the Nazis. The Allies suppressed the document at the Nuremberg trials. 

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Today is the 75th anniverary of the non-aggression pact between the Hitler and Stalin, the latter becoming (after Hitler attacked Stalin on June 22, 1941) the member of the "Big Three" known as "Uncle Joe." In the commemorative essays discussing the twin dictators' earlier alliance of August 23, 1939, which would be followed by Hitler and Stalin's conquest of Poland the following month, the pact's secret protocol that divided the nations of central and Eastern Europe between them is also mentioned. I have yet to see, however,...

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This week's syndicated column

One thing an old Ivy League revolutionary can’t stand is people noticing that he represents the Establishment, that he embodies the System to a point where he can make it stop and make it go. He will go to great lengths to convince himself, if not others, this is not so.

Take Eric H. Holder Jr., Columbia College Class of 1973, Columbia Law School Class of 1976, now into his sixth year as U.S. attorney general of the Obama Imperium. The man really wants us to think he is not also “the man.”

Yes, he is “the attorney general of the United States,” as Holder told a group of St. Louis Community College students in Ferguson, Missouri, this week. “But I am also a black man.”

Holder took himself to Ferguson to spur the federal civil rights probe by more than 40 FBI agents into the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black, by 28-year-old police officer...

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Freddie, 7 mos., views a genuine wetland in the North Country

Re-entry to email after a restful hiatus from all things electronic became much easier on coming across this extremely generous letter of August 5.



Dear Diana West:

As you so convincingly demonstrate, Marxism, metastasizing throughout the world as communism, is purely destructive in nature. It is like Mephistopheles, who says of himself in Goethe’s Faust, “I am the spirit that always negates! And rightly so, for, all that exists deserves to perish. Therefore it were better that nothing came into existence. So then all that you call sin, destruction—in short, evil—is my actual element.”

Our affinity with Marxism’s materialistic spirit, which first arose in the West and was exported into Russia through Lenin, makes us particularly vulnerable to the powerful stealth attack of communism, which continues today to destroy our best...

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Some people like crossword puzzles. Other read mysteries. If puzzles about American Betrayal are your bag, here are two new and quite interesting entries in the genre, both of which came out on August 6, one year minus one day before the 1st anniversary of the disinformation campaign that began with the tastefully titled "McCarthy on Steroids."

"Content vs. Process" by Baron Bodissey at Gates of Vienna is here.

Ronald and Di: A Linguistic Perspective" by Marten Gantelius at JRNyquist.com is here.

In case you missed, here is my latest contribution.

Enjoy.

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Announcing Tattoo Zoo, a new novel by Paul Avallone, whose clarifying essays and remarkable photos have previously appeared at this website. Paul Avallone has "done" Afghanistan -- as a Green Beret there for three-plus years, as a photojournalist embedded with US Army infantry units, and now a novelist.

From Amazon:

This is the story of the courage, camaraderie and sacrifice of the men of the fictional platoon of the title, as these GIs fight a fierce Taliban in a nowhere piece of picturesque real estate called Wajma Valley, while battling a politically correct four-star command determined to prosecute the Zoosters for war crimes or simply leave them in the valley to die.

Sounds like the real deal. Congrats, Paul!





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US Army photo of soldiers carrying the casket of Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene off the plane at Dover Air Force Base, August 7, 2014.

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This week's syndicated column

There is something deeply shameful about the official American response to this week’s unprecedented gunning down of a U.S. Army two-star general by an Afghan army soldier.

The president of the United States says nothing for two whole days. His spokesmen lie. The media disseminate the nothingness and lies, the mass of it couched to construct the alternate universe the deceivers in power have mastered.

This deception is all-encompassing, utilizing little lies as well as big ones. For example, the attack took place inside a Kabul military training academy we are told is “Afghanistan’s West Point.” If the Afghan National Military Academy equals West Point (already absurd), then it follows that the murder of U.S. Army...

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Brig. Gen. Joseph L. Osterman speaking at the 2010 opening of a new government building in Nawa, Afghanistan where he was "honored by Afghan leaders with a ceremonial headdress."

But ... did he have to put it on?

This week, Osterman became commander of the Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command.

"Not even high intelligence and a sensitive spirit are of any help once the facts of a situation are deduced from a political theory and not vice versa."

--Robert Conquest



Hats off and posies to Breitbart News, a conservative website that does what others only claim to do: It provides a forum for debate.

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Author’s Note: This is my response to a recent three-part series by Jeff Lipkes devoted to my book American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character at American Thinker. It is an open letter to the writer. This marks the second time in one year that American Thinker has refused to publish my own defense of my work as written. Dear Jeff Lipkes,

When you asked me to answer questions for an article about American Betrayal and the attacks...

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In this instructive, concise interview (below) with Newsmax TV's Steve Malzberg, Andy Bostom analyzes the Islamic doctrines trumpeted by Hamas in its annilihationist jihad -- not territorial war -- against the Jews of Israel. Citing the prescience and moral strength of the late historian David Littman, Andy points out that 25 years ago, six months after the Hamas convenant first appeared, Littman called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to condemn the convenant as a "blatant blueprint for genocide."

It is late indeed for governments and nations to condemn the Hamas covenant, but it is imperative that they do so.







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This flag is one of the earliest Stars and Stripes known to exist.

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This week's syndicated column

How will future generations look back on our gravest national emergency of all time? And how will they regard what their forebears didn’t do about it?

This will include what we didn’t do about border nullification, which collapsed the U.S. as a sovereign nation. What we didn’t do about the alignment of our foreign policy with that of jihad movements, which meant the end of liberty, also life itself, for our best allies. What we didn’t do about the growth of tyranny from corruption and Marxism in this cradle of liberty.





Most of our progeny – and certainly those millions descended from the Latin American (and other) populations...

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This is not Paris.

Nor this.

And definitely not this:

Here we go:



Welcome to the tyranny.

But first, an excerpt from my syndicated column of Feb. 6, 2014, "A Nation of Laws, Not Men, Must Impeach Obama":

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Barack Obama, the government’s chief executive, is seizing powers that belong to the legislative branch. He’s not the first president to do so; not by a long shot. That’s also part of the ambivalence problem. Obama fits an accepted historical mode of abuse exemplified, for example, by the even more dictatorial FDR. Meanwhile, as Obama’s defenders correctly note, Obama, having issued 168 “decrees,” ranks on the low end among modern presidents. What distinguishes Obama’s fiats in our time, however, as Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, told CNSNews.com, is that Obama “has repeatedly made use of executive orders to change statute, to change law, to change legislation enacted by Congress.”

A president can’t do that. The crisis exists because the legislative branch is letting him.

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From Jeff Nyquist's website:

Further Reflections on Diana West’s Critics, Part II (see Part I below)

Commentary for 28 July 2014

The mere use of words is futile if you do not know what they stand for. - Carl Jung, The Undiscovered Self

In the controversy over

American Betrayal I am remiss in one respect. I never wrote a proper review of the book. Instead I wrote two versions of a review, and both were rejected by editors. For this I am grateful because in truth I had not invested the time required to properly do the job. I did not fully appreciate the impact of the campaign against American Betrayal, or how effective that campaign had been. For those who have not read the book, it is about the Communist infiltration of the U.S. Government, and the influencing of U.S. policy during the critical years of World War II and its aftermath. The facts reviewed in the book are not entirely new. What was original was the way in which these facts were presented; that is, in order that we might see the big picture with greater clarity. This is Diana West’s special achievement.

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This week's syndicated column

There’s something darkly coincidental in the fact that the latest weapon to be deployed against the survival instinct of both Israel and the United States is an alleged “heartlessness” when it comes to children.

The people of Israel are castigated in news media, social media and the “international community” (read: the scoundrel United Nations, of whose budget U.S. taxpayers pay 22 percent) as lacking in “humanity” itself. Why? Because as the IDF fights to end Gaza’s endless rocket barrages against Israel, many children under the age of 18 number among the civilian dead. This London Telegraph headline is not untypical: “Israel’s offensive in Gaza has ‘killed more children than fighters,’ say human rights groups. Israel has been accused of waging ‘war on the children’ of Gaza …”

No mention in the article, however, of Gaza’s purposeful,...

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Jeff Nyquist has posted a new entry to add to his ruminations about ex-Communist conservative critics of American Betrayal and related topics. His latest is a brief but pointed discussion of an anything-but-brief series on American Betrayal and the "controversy" around it which appeared at the American Thinker website on July 4, July 5, and July 6 -- 12,000 words in all by Jeff Lipkes that someone chose to title "Diana and Ron."

You can find the Nyquist discussion and relevant links here.

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This week's syndicated column

“Dear Colleagues,” Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., wrote to his fellow senators, “I write to inform you of a development that threatens the foundation of our constitutional Republic.”

That should grab them. It grabbed me.

Sessions continued, quoting from a National Journal report on a recent White House meeting where President Obama “made it clear he would press his executive powers to the limit” in order to prevent millions of illegal aliens from being deported. Obama could spare “between 5 million to 6 million adult illegal immigrants (from) deportation under a similar form of deferred adjudication he ordered for the so-called Dreamers in June 2012.”

Obama, the report continued, “has now ordered the Homeland Security and Justice departments to find executive authorities that could enlarge that non-prosecutorial umbrella by a factor of 10. Senior officials also tell (The National Journal) Obama wants to see what he can do with executive power to provide temporary legal status to undocumented adults.”

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This week's syndicated column

Dear Members of Congress,

Here's an assignment for you: Watch the 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz" and pay particular attention to the part in which Dorothy realizes that in her ruby red slippers, she had the magic power she needed all along.

You do, too. Not in fancy footwear, of course. It's called the power of the purse.

You don't like what's going on where the border used to be before Barack Obama eliminated it? I realize you are probably not equipped to deliver the Constitutional remedy of impeachment, but how about this: When Barack Obama's multi-billion-dollar "supplemental" budget request for the "unaccompanied children" crisis comes knocking on the door of the Appropriations Committee, put your hands in your pockets and whistle. You do not have to fund it. And why would you? As Texas Gov. Perry points out in USA Today, "out of $3.7 billion...

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... Mark Tapson reviewed American Betrayal at Frontpage Magazine, Radosh called Horowitz, and Horowitz purged the review from the Frontpage website, and, bonus, withdrew his free-speech-championing Freedom Center's co-sponsorship of a speech I was to give shortly in Los Angeles for the group Children of Holocaust Survivors. (The speech is here.)

The incorrect review was gone, or so they thought.

But Ruth King, the early bird at Ruthfully Yours, had already posted it, unknowingly saving it for posterity.

I mention this to mark the beginning of the Rado-Horo eruptions against American Betrayal. Like an active volcano, the two men still spew, as evidenced by the statements awkwardly appended to a recently attempted exegesis of their beef with my book. It's all bitter ash and smoke at this point, but it does continue to draw the curious eye.  Oh, and that's "cockamamie"...

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At least they didn't have to see this ...

This week's syndicated column

There is one thing we can predict about the tens of thousands of "minor aliens" crashing our southern border. If permitted to stay in this country and gain citizenship, at least 8 in 10 of them will grow up to be Big Government Democrats. They will likely believe that the U.S. government isn't big enough, and doesn't offer enough tax-payer-funded services.

How do I know this? In late 2011, Pew Research's Hispanic Center surveyed a "randomly selected, nationally representative sample" of 1,220 Hispanic adults. With one survey question, Pew quantified the basis of the Democratic Party's drive to extend amnesty to the "11 million," mainly Hispanic, illegal aliens already in this country, or now arriving by the hundreds every day. (I put "11 million" in quotation marks because that projected figure is a decade...

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"What Would the Founders Think" has reviewed my pal John L. Work's A Summons to Perdition, calling it "both entertaining and informative."

Martin writes:

A Summons To Perdition is not a happy book.  It is, as its subtitle states, a “novel of suspense.” John Work did a lot of research in writing this book and one can only hope that the dire picture he paints about the degree to which radical Islam has infiltrated American society and government is merely Work’s construct for the purposes of making a good story.  If not, Work had best watch out for himself.

A Summons To Perdition...

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Um, what are "Brown Shirt laws"?

The good people of Murrieta, CA -- like the good people of Lawrenceville, VA, Sweden, NY, and Escondido, CA -- have said no to Washington's plan to dump an dependent alien bloc into their community. How lone they be able to resist?

News round-up. All sinister.

"Congressman Bridenstine Denied Access to UAC Housing at Ft. Sill"

Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK) was denied access yesterday to the HHS facility at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma currently housing up to 1,200 unaccompanied...

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This week's syndicated column

About those 300 U.S. military advisers that the Obama administration has ordered to Iraq.

They belong on the United States border with Mexico. They are urgently needed to assess what U.S. military force should be deployed immediately to secure our own border, not Iraq's border, from what is surely the most unconventional and, I believe, the most dangerous war in our history. As tens of thousands of so-called unaccompanied alien children (UAC) crash our southern border, we are undergoing a war against the existence, the concept of the USA as a nation-state.

After all, a nation-state doesn't exist unless it controls its borders and protects its citizens. We, the People, do neither. But the existential danger here comes not from the assault itself. Nightmarishly, it comes from the Obama administration, which, in its greatest betrayal, is leading, or at least supporting,...

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The Obama administration is actively encouraging the unending flow of young aliens on an HHS website.

From the HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR): website:

In order to help UAC [Unaccompanied Minors] access legal representation to the greatest extent possible and practicable, ORR coordinates a legal access project. The legal access project provides UAC with presentations on their rights, conducts individualized legal screenings, and builds pro bono legal representation capacity. Many UAC meet conditions that make them eligible for legal relief to remain in the United States including asylum; special visas for children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by the parents or guardian; special visas for victims of severe forms of trafficking and other types of criminal violence; or adjustment of status for those who have a legal resident or citizen family member.

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The local news from around the USA  tells us that the US federal government is not only enabling the mass invasion at our own border, it is doing nothing to repel it. It is, in fact, doing everything it can to make it permanent.

I include a random news round-up below, but first, behold the "holiday card" above. I found it on the homepage of the Administration of Children & Families.This is a division of the Department of HHS, which is a department of the United States Government, which, last time I looked, was supposed to have something to do with of the people, by the people, and for the people -- " the people" being the American people. The people who run these bureacracies, however, have completely different other ideas, as the picture worth a thousand words reveals.

The caption beneath this illustration says:

By law, it’s ORR's responsibility to temporarily take care of unaccompanied...

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Photo: Maj. Jim Gant, proponent of "going native," with the Pashtun tribal chief he dubbed "Sitting Bull." Later, "Sitting Bull" would adopt Gant, which presupposes Gant converted to Islam.. 

With the appearance of a new book, the abrupt fall from Army grace of SF Maj. James Gant has been in the news. What is worth noting is that he was relieved from his command not for his particularly unhinged version of COIN (described below) but mainly for moral and behavioral infractions of military code. The COIN, presumably, was commendable.

Really?

My syndicated column of April 9, 2010:

A reader e-mailed me to comment on a column by David Ignatius, who recently accompanied the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, to a shura, or local council meeting, in Marja, Afghanistan.

Ignatius wrote: "Given the weakness...

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From July 18, 2005, still tragically topical:

Only one faith on Earth may be more messianic than Islam: multiculturalism.

Without it -- without its fanatics who believe all civilizations are the same -- the engine that projects Islam into the unprotected heart of Western civilization would stall and fail. It's as simple as that. To live among the believers -- the multiculturalists -- is to watch the assault, the jihad, take place un-repulsed by our suicidal societies. These societies are not doomed to submit; rather, they are eager to do so in the name of a masochistic brand of tolerance that, short of drastic measures, is surely terminal.

I'm not talking about our soldiers, policemen, rescue workers and, now, even train conductors, who bravely and steadfastly risk their lives for civilization abroad and at home. Instead, I'm thinking about who we are as a society at this...

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From the Daily Beast:

On Wednesday, Brett McGurk, the senior State Department official responsible for policy on Iraq, met in Baghdad at the home of Ahmed Chalabi, the former exile leader who was supported by neoconservatives inside the Bush administration before the Iraq war.

I repeat: Ahmed Chalabi? Chalabi is by most accounts an agent of Iranian influence. He is a conman for sure, and in more ways than one. He conned 'cons (neocons) into thinking the shadowy ex-pat would return to Iraq as "our man in Baghdad" by popular demand. Evidence indicates he was really Iran's man in Baghdad, or, rather, one of them.

To reacquaint ourselves with Chalabi, here's a 2007 description of him from Mugged by Reality...

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Hillary: Neocon vessel of interventionism?

This week's syndicated column

Are the neocons going home?

By "neocons," I refer to followers of the hawkish foreign policy school that began to coalesce in the 1970s around New York writers and academics who had rejected their Communist or Socialist lodestar to become vocal anti-Communists. A generation or so later, from Kosovo to Georgia, from Afghanistan to Iraq, from Libya to Syria, from Ukraine and now back to Iraq, they consistently advocate the use of American power, often American troops, to establish and enforce a "liberal world order."

By "going home," I mean returning to the Democratic Party.

The question took shape while I was reading a profile in The New York Times about neocon light Robert Kagan -- brother of Iraq "surge" architect Frederick Kagan, son of Yale professor Donald Kagan, and husband of State Department...

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Blogger and author John L. Work wins the kewpie doll for Iraq analysis today. He writes:

So, lemme see if I have this straight. Al Qaida, (Sunnis), are overthrowing Maliki's Shi'ite regime. The Saudis (Sunnis and BHO's pals) are funding Al Qaida. Iran (Shi'ite state) now reportedly has a green light from BHO to send troops into Iraq and fight against Al Qaida. All the Repubs are shouting, jumping up and down and waving their arms because it's all falling apart and, sooner or later, Bush's folly will become apparent. Or will it? The Repubs, Mark Levin and Joe Farah at WND want some by God military action, stone age bombing, to prop up Maliki. All the Dems are saying, no help for Iraq - except.......BHO sends an aircraft carrier with man o' war escorts into the Persian Gulf. Wait a minute!  Whose side is BHO on - Sunnis or Shi'ites?  What's he doing now with this Iran junta tap dance?  What's...

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From the AP (multiple hat tips to Andrew Bostom):

...While ISIL fighters gained the most attention in this week's swift advances, it was increasingly clear that other Sunnis were joining the uprising.

Not ... the "Sunni Awakening" Sunnis ... the same Sunnis of Anbar who, once upon a "surge," "rejected Al Qaeda"?

Several militant groups posted photos on social media purporting to show Iraqi military hardware captured by their own fighters, suggesting a broader-based rebellion like that in neighboring Syria.

In Saddam's hometown of Tikrit, overrun by militants Wednesday, witnesses said fighters raised posters of the...

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This week's syndicated column

It isn’t that the barbarians are at the gate. The barbarians control the gate. I don’t know what else to call a president and attorney general who have opened the U.S. border to literally tens of thousands of “children” – some described as “sexually active” teens, some even suspected of ties to gangs. This not only breaks laws, it breaks trust. Opening the border this way also opens the most outrageous front to date in what increasingly looks like a kind of war aimed at “fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” And the people’s elected representatives do nothing.

Children are usually just children, but when 130,000 of them are expected to storm the border in the coming year, they more closely resemble an advancing column, a kind of foreign legion of child-mercenaries raised abroad with cynical promises of booty in the form of cradle-to-grave...

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Marcia at the website What Would the Founders Think kindly invited me to participate in a Q&A following positive reviews she wrote of American Betrayal and then The Rebuttal (here and here).

I enjoyed our conversation, which covers much ground.

Here is an excerpt.

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Fox News' Megyn Kelly recently interviewed six members of Bowe Bergdahl's platoon. In the first segment, there is a fascinating exchange (hat tip MJG) that shows an unexpected side to Bowe Bergdahl as his platoon-mates knew him. To them, the 23-year private not only expressed no criticism of America or the army in 2009. Instead, he was "frustrated" by the counterinsurgency strategy of winning hearts and minds.

From the first segment, starting around seven and half minutes in:

MK: Did he say anything to any of you guys, though, about 'I'm disiullusioned with the war effort,' `I hate the army'?

Evan Buetow, Bergdahl's former team leader: He never said to me that he hated the army. He came to me at one point and said that he was concerned and frustrated with America's, the army's, our approach to the war and what we were doing. He said he was frustrated with...

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The AP today reports that Rolls Royce has opened a showroom in Cambodia, one of the world's poorest countries.



Cambodia's average per capita annual income is about $2,600, a bit less than 1 percent of the cost of the cheapest Rolls-Royce. However, a small but wealthy elite lives in the capital of the mostly rural nation.

This prompted Al Jazeera's Lisa Fletcher to tweet:



But think: The sticker price of a Rolls isn't too far from the price of one lousy speech by Hillary Clinton.

At least by century's end the guy would have a nice car.











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1933 article by Gareth Jones, the Ukraine Terror Famine truth-teller who was thrown down" not only by Walter Duranty but by a conspiracy of his journalist-peers.

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PJ Media and The New Criterion recently teamed up to bestow the 2013 Walter Duranty Prize for mendacious journalism. Presenters once again included Roger Simon, Roger Kimball, Claudia Rosett ... and Ronald Radosh.

How could they? Seriously, the only word for this is cruel. How could SImon and KImball and Rosett not have been the least bit aware of the ordeal they were undoubtedly subjecting Radosh to? Have they no feelngs? You've heard the old adage, Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. That's nothing. How about Always a presenter, and never a recipient? In short, this Duranty Prize dinner, soigne, chi-chi, and officiated over by the Wall Street Journal's James Taranto, was nothing less than a crime. Radosh, as so many readers...

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American Betrayal came out on May 28 one year ago, but, happily, people continue to read and write about it. At Family Security Matters, Lawrence Sellin reflects on the energence of the Big Lie in public life, as discussed in American Betrayal, and in today's Winona (MN) Daily News, columnist Stan Gudmundson grapples with some of the questions the book raises.

Sellin's piece is here; and Gudmundson's column is below.

"Communists held undue influence"

by Stan Gudmundson





I have a question whose answer runs against the grain a little. It is prompted by a very interesting book written by Diana West. Titled “American Betrayal,” it turns, to some extent, the conventional view of World War II on its head.

The question is, who won that war? Maybe the question really should be, who lost?

Certainly Germany and the Axis lost. But that is not all. Poland lost. So did the people of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Belarus, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, China, North Korea, Yugoslavia, Albania, and parts of the Far East such as the Kurile Islands, Manchuria, and Mongolia. They were all swallowed up by brutal communist regimes. They all lost, too. Big time.

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This week's syndicated column

One day, I predict, the fate of Bowe Bergdahl will prove to be the least important aspect of the Bowe Bergdahl story. For now, though, even more than President Obama, Bergdahl is the locus of rage as Americans erupt in pent-up frustration over the disaster that is Afghanistan.

It is probably the poisonous reek of government lies breaking open that has ignited this passion -- so many lies and so much subterfuge that a clear story has yet to take shape. But this collective outrage over Afghanistan -- a first in the history of our long war there -- shouldn't all be spent on Bergdahl, or even on Obama. But I will save that story for another day.

In the meantime, it's worth noting that the nation's wrath is as understandable as it is real. Bergdahl wasn't captured as the government vaguely led us to believe, even going so far as to prevent some of Bergdahl's...

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I am greatly honored and most delighted to announce that the American Freedom Alliance will be recognizing two people tonight at their eighth annual Heroes of Conscience Dinner in West Los Angeles --  the Rev, Jesse Lee Petersen and me. AFA will also be paying tribute to The Clarion Project this evening. Details here.

Led by Avi Davis, AFA has been warmly supportive of my work since The Death of the Grown-Up came out in 2007. A few years ago, Avi offered me the privilege of introducing Geert Wilders, a true hero of conscience, when he received this award in 2009. When the attacks on American Betrayal began last summer, Avi's robust and principled response was to offer me several platforms in Los Angeles from which to speak and discuss the issues, In this AFA event in December 2013, I was ably assisted on a panel that included M. Stanton Evans and Sebastian Gorka.

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It's complicated, yes, but the battle groups forming are not exactly your father's Cold War. ...





Below is an excerpt from American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character tragically, shockingly, angeringly appropriate for Memorial Day. One day, I hope, the sacrifice of these lost American men, too, will be recognized by the nation -- and those responsible for their sacrifice judged by history.

Note: Cited below is Joseph D. Douglass, Jr., author of Betrayed and Red Cocaine and a kind mentor to me. Sadly, this great patriot passed away at 5pm on May 23, 2014. 

From American Betrayal, Chapter 11:

On May 12, 1945, five days after V-E Day, the AP filed a startling news report from Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF):...

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Imagine a curious soul or two in the not-too-distant future furtively peeling back the layers and learning the cruel truth: that their forbears willingly exchanged all of their precious liberties for tyranny rather than assess and educate and protect themselves against Islamic conquest -- violent, pre-violent, smooth, explosive, financial, political, kafiyya-wrapped or Armani-suited. I think they will marvel because, as they will so very tragically know first-hand, Islam is so simple: its culture of death, its oppression of women and non-Muslims, its defilement of children, its suppression of conscience, religion and speech. They will be astonished, also very angry, over the way free men and women in 20th-21st centuries saw fit, not to embark on emergency measures to ensure energy independence from Islamic oil, block Islamic immigration, and shield financial markets and academia from sharia-compliance,...

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This week's syndicated column:

The National Catholic Register broke the most shocking cultural news of the week:

“A group of students at the University of Notre Dame has generated a campus-wide controversy by advocating that marriage between one woman and one man is better suited for children than same-sex ‘marriage.’”

Welcome to campus controversy 2014, where the subversives are traditionalists and, as we will see, the subversives control the establishment.

The Register continued:

“The group – known as Students for Child Oriented Policy (SCOP) – elicited negative letters to the campus newspaper and prompted hundreds of students to sign a petition calling upon the university not to recognize it as an official campus club.”

What comes next may not be surprising, but it remains gasp-worthy: Notre Dame refused to recognize the group favoring what we now know as “traditional...

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Photo by Paul Avallone

Former Green Beret (including the Afghan War) and photojournalist Paul Avallone just sent me two of his photos emblazoned with a cut from a recent post of mine. My idea of a perfect collaborative effort -- thanks, Paul.

Here's the first:



What Would The Founders Think just published a positive review of American Betrayal by Marcia here. Marcia has now added a "postscript" about The Rebuttal. Aside from the 25 reviews on The Rebuttal's Amazon page (4.6 star rating), this amounts to the first stand-alone review of American Betrayal's unanticipated companion volume.

Martin recently informed this reviewer that Diana West has written a book-length Rebuttal to negative reviews of American Betrayal. That being unusual, it was necessary to read the reviews to discover...

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