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The Weekly Standard says the 1950s case of Pvt. David Schine "mirrors"  that of Esn. Hunter Biden's. Really? Or is this a case of McCarthymania?  

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A recent post in the Australian blog Law of Markets begins:

There is, for some reason, a desire on the right to continuously play into the hands of the left on Joe McCarthy....

Yes, you can say that again. This perverse desire is hardwired into the American reflex to a point of scuttling rational appraisals of the man and, to my way of thinking, his exceptionally brave and patriotic efforts to penetrate the federal jungle and expose some of the many hundreds of Soviet agents and ideological Communists who covertly infiltrated the government during the Roosevelt/Truman administrations. McCarthy was quite successful it turns out, once you starting counting up the agents and Communists his committee investigated -- as the nation's pre-eminent McCarthy expert M. Stanton Evans recently did here. America, however, has been relentlessly conditioned to see McCarthy as evil incarnate -- far worse than any Hiss or White, two of the most prominent federal employees (and Soviet agents) whose perfidy led to the deaths of millions of people, including tens of thousands of Americans. 

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In the harum-scarum effort to rouse the West from the stupor induced by the Sleep-eze Elite to see the Islamic threat, some people run for office and live in state security bubbles, some people draw cartoons and require police protection, some people publish newspapers and get shot at, some people lecture and get fired or sued, some people go to court and defend them, some people lead think tanks, some people run blogs, some people make videos in many languages, some people write books and essays, some people run ads on metro buses.

John L. Work, a longtime friend of this blog, writes short thrillers that show people what it might well be like in this country in the not-so-distant future.

Today, John's latest effort, A Summons to Perdition 2, is out. Enter into his imagination here. It...

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DVIDS screen-grab of US Marine Ospreys landing in the Ebola hot zone last week.

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This week's syndicated column

Do you get the feeling the United States government is trying to get us all killed?

OK, not all of us. Some of us.

I almost don’t know how else to interpret the headlines, whether it’s the 167,000 convicted criminal aliens who, despite deportation orders, remain “currently at large,” or it’s the U.S. consulates in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea that are still issuing travel visas to citizens from these Ebola-stricken nations at a rate of 100 per day.

The White House refusal to exercise elementary precautions to prevent an Ebola outbreak in the United States has become another notorious hallmark of the Obama years. I refer to the administration’s failure to prohibit travel from the Ebola-stricken region into our formerly Ebola-free...

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The burning of Johann Peter Zenger's New York Weekly Journal archives 

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Gates of Vienna has published a new essay, posted below, that sets American Betrayal into a novel historical perspective.

Baron Bodissey writes: Regular readers know JLH as our German translator, but he occasionally ventures into original commentary. The essay below connects the dots between Diana West’s American Betrayal and the current Islamization of the Western world.

It Depends on What the Meaning of IS Is"

by JLH



This is about American Betrayal being not only a critical remembrance of things past,...

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This week's syndicated column:  

About a dozen news cycles ago, Americans seemed horrified by the border crisis – horrified by the tens of thousands of illegal aliens, many of them minors, crashing across the southern border.

These aliens were heading not into no man’s land and then deportation, but straight into the United States of Obamaland, an awaiting federal superstructure where travel, housing, health care, education, legal aid and even “amnesty” were promised for all, probably forever, and gratis. It’s hard not to see this ongoing episode as a federally organized invasion of the nation paid for by the U.S. taxpayer.

And now? The focus has weakened since the feds and their federally financed “religious charities” dispersed many thousands of border-crashers across the country. The “national crisis” story has fractured into innumerable local stories about classroom chaos as teachers grapple...

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Yesterday, American Betrayal, a.k.a. Wielkie Klamstwa Amerykicame out in Poland. Here are a couple of snapshots that Andrjez Findeisen, my Polish publisher, kindly sent in from bookstores in Warsaw.

 



At the end of August, Judicial Watch reported that ISIS elements were operating in Juarez, right across the border from El Paso, TX, and that high-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources had confirmed that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border had been issued.

Now, after the August 27 arrest in Chicago of Emad Karakrah, a convicted sex felon and former FBI informant believed to be a logistics and transportation operative for Islamic terror groups, and the August arrest in El Paso of Hector Pedroz Huerta, a Karakrah associate and illegal alien believed (among other crimes) to have...

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Fjordman writes in today, calling attention to "the face of Eurabia" -- the Islamic Europe identified and explicated by the great historian of dhimmitude Bat Ye'or, and which has now achieved critical mass before our eyes.

Take Sweden -- exhibiting all signs of a police state that enforces ideological conformity on its citizens, most recently having imprisoned an artist  for creating verboten artworks that reject establishment narratives on immigration and...

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The story that American Betrayal brings to light continues to catch on. Sometimes it catches fire immediately; sometimes it lights a fuse. Sometimes the book interupts the coursing brain waves of the fixed consensus, entering the conventional pageantry, the non-conforming intruder. Suddenly, the old lore isn't sufficient, isn't making sense, isn't even comforting anymore. Then along comes something such as 14 hours of "The Roosevelts" on PBS by Ken Burns, and the "court history,"  playing America's heartstrings with every Pavolovian prompt, is re-engraved on our mass cultural core -- even the camera passes right over the...

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After the US entered a military alliance with the Soviet dictatorship in December 1941, Harper & Brothers' Cass Canfield (left) called back already distributed review copies of Trotsky's biography of Stalin and later withdrew My Year in the USSR by New York Times correspondent G. E. R. Gedye. Doubleday, Doran canceled the spring 1942 publication of One Who Survived, the reminiscences of ex-Soviet diplomat and military officer Alexander Barmine. Random House's Bennett Cerf (right) proposed that the American publishing industry withdraw from sale all books critical of the Soviet Union. None were published until after the war ended.

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It is curious feature of Banned Books Week, which came and went at the end of September, that its focus is exclusively...

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This week's syndicated column

Common sense and love of country dictate that air travel to the United States from the West African Ebola hot-zone nations of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone be suspended until the highly contagious, highly lethal Ebola outbreak is over. That’s obvious. Thousands of travel visas issued by the U.S. to nationals in these same countries should be canceled. That’s obvious, too.

But President Obama isn’t taking such obvious measures to safeguard the American people. On the contrary, the administration is doing nothing to prevent Ebola from entering this country, even after the first case erupted on American soil in a Liberian tourist named Thomas Eric Duncan. Last month, Duncan, knowingly exposed to Ebola himself, traveled to Dallas from Monrovia, Liberia, with layovers in Brussels and Washington, D.C. Now, he is in an isolation ward in a Dallas hospital as health officials...

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Once the threat in Europe was from Nazism. Now it is from Islam.

From DutchNews.nl

Amsterdam Jewish schools get military police protection Thursday 02 October 2014

Several Jewish schools in Amsterdam's Buitenveldert district are being guarded by military police officers and have been for the past month, the Parool said on Thursday.

Four police officers in full uniform are on duty at the entrance of the orthodox Cheider school, while Maimonides and Rosj Pina have similar protection, the paper says. The street...

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Patriots of the nations of the world, you're through. It's one-world-time, sez the globalists. But it will be beautiful, according to  Fareed Zakaria GPS and former Israel PM Peres.

Fareed speaks with former Israel Prime Minister Shimon Peres about the growth of terrorist groups in the Middle East:

Do you believe that as a result of this, relations with this common enemy of terrorism, relations between Israel and the Arab countries and Middle Eastern countries are inevitably going to get better?

Peres: Undoubtedly, in my eyes.  You know, we live in a global world. I don't, I'm not sure that globality had it in mind or planned it. The fact is, the globality put an end to racism. You cannot be global and racist. Finished. You cannot be global and even nationalistic. Finished. Globality...

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Writing at Vdare.com, Allan Wall revisits the fantabulous 2010 gathering of global elites for the Mexico City wedding of the son of Carlos Sims, the world's richest man to make the following well-reasoned observations (links from the original). 

The Amnesty/immigration Surge drive comes from an international financial elite that is not just post-national, but anti-national—and especially anti-American. What can Bill or Hillary Clinton know of conditions South of the Border if they’re...

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Thanks to Andrew BostomTundra Tabloids and Vlad Tepes for extracting and uploading this video. 

Yesterday, I addressed the National Security Action Summit II. The day-long event was  co-sponsored by Center for Security Policy, EMPact America, and Breitbart News Network. 

Below is my prepared text.

For anyone still puzzled as how it could be that our leaders and pundits keep hammering home the big lie that Islam has nothing to do with jihad, that the religion of conquest is a "religion of peace," it’s important to know that such widespread brainwashing is nothing new. 

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Swedish gallery owner Henrik Ronnquist locking up his gallery on July 5 after Swedish police arrested artist Dan Park and confiscated a number of his works. Park is now in a Swedish prison for committing verboten art. (DI photo by Roger Salhstrom) 

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Dispatch International co-editor Lars Hedegaard writes in with the latest alarming news about the end of free speech in Europe, as formerly democratic nations eliminate criticism and satire of the ideological vise by which increasingly totalitarian governments control the masses once thought of as citizens.

How do they do it? The story Lars highights is chillingly instructive.

He writes:

Dear Diana,

You may have heard of the Swedish street artist Dan Park. He is now in jail for having made some politically incorrect pictures.

I cannot think of a similar case in the Western world since...

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This week's syndicated column

For logic-minded Americans still genuinely puzzled as to how it could be that our presidents and secretaries of state and generals and pundits keep hammering home the big lie that Islam has nothing to do with jihad, that the religion of conquest is a "religion of peace," I have a special warning. Such widespread, politics- and mass-media-driven brainwashing is nothing new.

Just as today's opinion-makers seek to divorce Islam from its impact -- for example, brutal conquest, forced conversion, religiously sanctioned sex slavery, beheadings -- past opinion-makers worked equally hard to divorce communism from its impact -- for example, brutal conquest, forced collectivization, concentration camps (Gulags), mass murder.

It worked. Unlike Nazism, communism has never been judged guilty or even held responsible for the carnage and suffering it has caused. On the contrary, it remains...

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A bullseye in Syria, but the US border is still open

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It's so simple.

We should stay out of the Sunni-Shia regional war developing in Mesopotamia.  Both sides are hostile to Christians and Jews.

Meanwhile, we should secure the borders, halt all immigration and enforce the law: deport the illegals.

These wise words come from an email from Col. Douglas Macgregor (USA ret.), a decorated combat veteran of the first Iraq War and noted military analyst. By this time, a selection of Macgregor's piquant critiques of COIN and the COINdinistas have made their way to this website, beginning in 2010 with the following comment from the famous McChrystal article in The Rolling Stone by the late Michael Hastings. 

"The entire COIN strategy is a fraud perpetuated...

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Soda pop is for sale this week at the University of Maryland under the hammer & sickle, symbol Communism, whose 20th century toll is conservatively estimated at 100 million killed. Not only does the stench of death not follow this murder-cult, the brand lives. Such is the resilience of the Big Lie that still separates the toll of communism from communism itself. The reason we don't see a bottle of Hitlerpop next to the Leninade is because the toll of Nazism has never been separated from Nazism.

This double standard is examined in depth in American Betrayal, as below amid the story of ex-Socialist journalists Eugene Lyons' 1931 lecture tour during which he knowingly witheld from American audiences the truth of the Soviet regime he covered as Moscow bureau chief for United Press.

From American Betrayal, pp....

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Judge Andrew Napolitano quotes James Madison in a recent column

“Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. … No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.” 

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"Nessie" or Syrian "moderates": Which will we find first?

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This week's syndicated column

I'm trying to look on the bright side of what passed for debate over another doomed effort to secure U.S. interests by embarking on the fruitless pursuit, cultivation and empowerment of Islamic "moderates," this time in Syria. We would get better results sending an expeditionary force after the Loch Ness sea monster. No matter. In deliberations resembling a stampede, we heard: The ISIL is coming, the ISIL is coming! Quick, leave our own borders undefended and save Saudi Arabia!

That seemed be the subtext, anyhow, to much talk of Syria. There were odd glimmers of light as when House Appropriations Committee chairman Harold Rogers erupted in candor to say, "They use the term 'moderates.' I don't know a moderate person in Syria." Rogers also gave voice to the ever elusive obvious...

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One of the joys of this blog has been to introduce so many people to one man I hold above all in the war on terror  Islamofascism  radical extremism  extremist radicalism  IslamoNazism  overseas contingency  man-caused disasters Islamist terrorism Islamism radical Islamistism.

That man, of course, is the inimitable Abu Qatada. 

It all started back in 2003 when Abu Qatada reacted to hearing President George W. Bush declare that Islam was a religion of peace that did not justify violence in any way. 

Quoth Qatada: 

"I am astonished by President Bush when he claims there is nothing in the Koran that justifies jihad or violence in the name of Islam. Is he some kind of Islamic scholar? Has he ever actually read the Koran?" 

Classic.

I've invoked Qatada's words from time to time since. They came back to me lately on hearing the same dreary GWB-style...

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Next month, American Betrayal, now also known as Wielkie Klamstwa Ameryki, will be published in Poland by Witamy AMF Plus Group.

How do you say "three cheers" in Polish?

 

This week's syndicated column

It’s 9/11 the 13th, and these United States have never been closer to losing the last vestiges of their foundational identity.

Long ago, our first president, George Washington, prophetically warned against “attachments and entanglements in foreign affairs.” In the last century, such sentiments, tragically (as I increasingly believe), fell into disrepute. In our time, Washington’s 21st-century successors, George W. Bush and Barack Hussein Obama, have no such compunction. On the contrary, their response to the Islamic assault of 9/11 and the aftermath of continuing jihad have been to link the fortunes of this great nation with those of warring tribes and factions in the Islamic world. That’s about as attached and entangled in foreign affairs as it is possible to get.

For the past 13 years, it has been the flawed crux of U.S. foreign policy to micromanage...

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In the "long war" over American BetrayalHistory News Network, whose stated mission includes featuring "up to a dozen fresh op-eds by prominent historians" each week, reposted many of the attacks on the book by P.H.'s Radosh and Black, for example, but nothing else. That is, the site reposted none of the many pieces written in praise and/or in defense of the book -- not even by Vladimir Bukovsky, whose work has appeared at HNN, nor by M. Stanton Evans, whose work has been written about...

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This week's syndicated column is posted late due to a wonderful trip I took to Charleston, S.C., to speak about American Betrayal  at the 71st conference of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons. These doctors are also history buffs, I can personally attest, having signed and sold (out) about 60 books after my talk!

Here is the column, "Countering `Extremism' Will Never Defeat Jihad" (which seems to be okay with our elites):

It's just seven minutes of airtime out of millions since 9/11, but a recent segment of "The Kelly File" on Fox News bears notice. It's as good an example as any of the state of paralysis that still afflicts the public square since jihad struck Manhattan and Washington, D.C., 13 years ago. We have mourned our dead, fought wars, rebuilt cities, but something still is missing. That something is informed talk...

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Geert Wilders, in parliamentary debate today in the Netherlands:

Madam Speaker, actually I was expecting flowers from you. I am celebrating an anniversary these days. Exactly ten years and two days ago, I left a party whose name I cannot immediately remember. During these ten years and two days. I have been much criticized. Most importantly for always saying the same thing.

My critics are right. Indeed, my message had been the same during all these years. And today, I will repeat the same message about Islam again. For the umpteenth time. As I have been doing for ten years and two days. I have been vilified for my film Fitna. And not just vilified, but even prosecuted. Madam Speaker, while not so many years ago, everyone...

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From the vaults, a syndicated column from July 2005. Aside from a couple of minor details, would anyone notice it was nearly a decade old if I ran it tomorrow? 

"Wishful Thinking about Islam"

Last week, I outlined the problem of the age: the incompatibility of Islam with a multicultural West that hides away inconvenient history and disturbing doctrine under layers of political correctness. Without stripping them off to examine the problem, all we get is a lot of wishful thinking.

Historian Niall Ferguson, writing in the London Telegraph on the intensifying "Muslim colonization" of Europe, has decided that such "demographic shifts" are not "invariably a bad thing." After all, seven centuries of jihad-imposed dhimmitude for infidels in Muslim Spain gave us the Alhambra,...

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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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