In what is a shocking example of how the 'New Navy' is not the same wartime Navy of the past, the New York Post is reporting that sailors aboard the ship captured back in January by Iranian Revolutionary Guard patrol boats, quickly capitulated and gave up much more information than was previously reported. They gave up laptop passwords, cell phones and some technical information about the ship and it's capabilities. All in violation of the Navy code to only reveal name rank and serial number.
They then bent over, were handcuffed and made to make incriminating statements, including the Captain reading an apology, all of which was later broadcast on Iranian TV. The sad part is, they did all of that AFTER their release had already been negotiated by the Pentagon.
It really is a New Normal in how our military is being managed by the Obama administration.
I have always enjoyed listening to Dennis Prager, as he is the closest thing to a reasoned and extremely well educated, articulate professor as there is on Talk Radio. His ability to think critically, to reduce obfuscation and find the essence of debate is beyond reproach.
Here's an idea: A new bi-partisan federal law making the use of any military grade weapon in the commission of any crime an "Attack on our Homeland' and an 'Act of War.'
Therefore the crime would fall under the purview of the military and prosecuted by a tribunal.
It would allow for a relaxation of normal civil liberties where terrorists and theiir cohorts often exploit our liberal restrictions on investigations and prosecutions. It would not remove a single gun from anybody, but it would change the implications of using an assault weapon, a rocket launcher or any war weapon in the commission of any crime. And when an AR-15 is used in a massacre such as Orlando, the new law allow our military to get involved, as they should be.
Would such an act be possible? Only if all Americans decide we are at war, and when it is happening in our own backyard we need to respond appropriately.
Once again, our President wags his finger and lectures his political opponents like Nurse Ratched: Take your medicine! Only gun control will reduce the number and frequency of 'Lone Wolf' attacks on our citizens!
Please! When will your totally dishonest and disproven dogma about gun control get out of the way so Americans can start seeing some progress towards winning this war against barbarians?
Mr. Obama, look at Chicago! In 2016 there have been over 1500 shootings, with at least 250 people shot dead. On Memorial weekend alone there were 63 shootings and 6 murders!
All despite an assault weapons ban, a violence tax, and strict limitations on gun dealers and purchases, after legislation driven by liberal politicians, none of which have shown any positive effects on the dramatic and uncontrolled gun violence in your hometown!
As former Utah Jazz President Frank Leyden once asked of one of the players, "...what is it with you, is it just ignorance or is it apathy?"
Since this is the President of the United States we are talking about, and it is an assault on our Homeland he is not effectively dealing with, I would call it just plain 'pathetic.'
Please, share with your well intended liberal friends
who think Capitalism is dead
and Bernie Sanders Socialism is a good idea...
May 18, 2011 by Bear Witness
THE SOCIALISM EXPERIENCE
By Juan F. Garcia MD
I am motivated to write this document early in the Socialist/Communist takeover of my country so I won’t have the same regrets that I had in my old country, Cuba, 50 years ago by not explaining to my friends what the big Communist plan was all about.
I decided to write this after I had a conversation with a great, old friend of mine born and raised in the USA.
When I told my friend that we were moving fast into Communism, he laughed his head off telling me that this was impossible. I think it is worth mentioning that this friend of mine is a well educated, intelligent member of our society which I always admire.
When I was 18, 50 years ago, I had the fortune or misfortune of being surrounded by some of the best Communist intellectuals in Cuba. It was there where I learned about how Communism worked and what it was all about and how they were going to take over Cuba and , yes, the whole American continent.. Believe me, this is not a new plan, this has been on the making for over 50 years. After they destroyed Russia, they turned their attention to their new target, THE USA.
Knowing what I learned early in the Cuban process, I came across several of my friends who were improperly educated on this subject and tried to inform them, many times unsuccessfully, about what these goons were planning for the Cuban people. The reaction then was similar to the reaction that I hear now from some of my American born friends…. This will never happened in the USA.
Many look at me as they did in Cuba, as a psychotic patient who just missed the last dose of Haldol.
My friends, you have been completely and absolutely misled, it could happen in the USA!
And worse than this; it is happening right now!
The hubbub about Trump's accusation that the judge who is presiding over his Trump University case might be prejudiced is a perfect example of why so many Americans are pissed off!
Let me see if I get this...a white American businessman wonders if he is being treated fairly by a judge. And he suggests that because the judge was born to illegals living in Indiana at the time, and that since that judge belongs to an exclusive Latino activist association, his attitude toward him might be somewhat jaded.
He wants a different judge to take over the case. Maybe a female, a black, or a transgender judge would be acceptable, but someone who has no historical or socially active record of Mexican immigration policy conflicts towards the defendant.
Isn't the whole case being made by Black Lives Matter, by the ACLU and any number of civil rights lawyers who are representing LGBT clients, victims of alleged police violence, that the system, or in some cases, a particular ruling, is unfair and prejudicial to their clients rights as minorities? That the system is prejudicial towards those that are different, and therefore special circumstances should apply and a different standard should be applied to compensate for years of bigoted attitudes? These kinds of challenges to the legal system are part and parcel of the entire 'social justice' movement.
In the O.J. Simpson case, the jury had nine blacks, two whites and one hispanic.. How does that fairly represent the local demography? Why was race even allowed to be a distinction among jury candidates if potential conflict of social history wasn't a consideration?
If you know anything about that trial, you know race was a major distinction for who made the jury cut and who didn't.
Isn't Donald Trump a minority? He is a part of a small number of very rich billionaires! And, he is a Republican Presidential candidate, one that just happens to want to build a very high wall along our southern borders, all of which makes him part of a very distinct activist minority.
Is it too hard to recognize that some people have subliminal prejudices towards very rich people who might place a physical deterrent to other immigrants attempting to do precisely what the judge's parents did?
The point is, racial profiling is apparently OK if it applies to rich white males, but entirely out of bounds when applied to all other classes. That is exactly why so many mainstream Americans feel like they are losing their country. We have become so morally confused, we can't see the forest for the trees anymore.
Besides, it is perfectly normal to challenge a judge. It happens all the time. Defendants challenge judges and juries, and even jurisdictions, for the very same reasons, that they feel under the existing conditions, that they could not receive a fair trial.
What's fair is fair, right?
So why is it suddenly unacceptable to challenge a judge based on his birth circumstance, his familial heritage, his public pro-Latino activism and his previous rulings in the case?
Why? Because Trump represents that slave that would not submit to the proverbial slave owner. He is disrupting the order of things, particularly in regard to the majority rule, or at least the implied power of judicial political correctness towards white privilege.
Trump is reacting to being bullied by someone with the power to exert his own impact on the politics of the moment. He is telling the ruling politically-correct class he is not going to roll over and submit to their simplistic, and racially biased definitions of fair and unfair.
He is acting out the fantasy that a lot of us have had to flip off the oppression of political correctness.