Trump Syria Riddle Me This — Conventional American forces landed in Syria in March 2017, to crush the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Airstrikes and Special Forces engagements had been occurring against the Jihadis since September 2014 but they were generally ineffective and by December 2015 ISIS was in control of territory containing 8 million persons.
When President Trump took office, though, things got real. By December 2017 ISIS was crushed — at least in Iraq and Syria.
Khashoggi Alwaleed Bin Talal And Saudi Influence — A Facebook friend sent us this link concerning the late Jamal Kashoggi and his connection to Saudi plutocrat Alwaleed Bin Talal.
Alwaleed was among the world’s richest and most influential people until his arrest Nov. 4, 2017 by the Saudi government. He owned significant shares in banks like Citicorp; American tech companies including 5 percent of Twitter; media including Newscorp (Fox News), where he was the second largest shareholder; and real estate such as the Four Seasons Company.
The link says that Alwaleed got Barack Obama into Harvard. This claim can be traced to a March 2008 interview with African-American entrepreneur and politico, Percy Sutton,on New York City’s local TV show “Inside City Hall.” It has never been significantly disputed.
Khashoggi, whose uncle was infamous arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi and whose cousin was Dodi al-Fayed who died in that car crash with Princess Diana, was quite close to Alwaleed. He and Alwaleed spent five years planning the Al-Arab News Channel in Bahrain which was eventually shut down either to bad management or bad politics.
Khashoggi was also a strident defender of the Islamic-supremacist Muslim Brotherhood so beloved by Obama, and was a friend of Osama bin Laden.
We can’t accept assassination as anything acceptable but we find it difficult shedding tears for this guy. Something really stank in this country for eight years and he seems to have been part of it.
FWIW, Four Seasons manages the 35th through 39th floors at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas where Stephen Paddock on Oct. 1, 2017 shot 471 persons, killing 58, at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival which was taking place 490 yards away. Police said Paddock used bump-stock equipped rifles to fire “over 1,100 rounds” of .223 (or maybe 5.56) caliber ammunition during the 11 minute rampage, including many in the hotel and at police vehicles, and six rounds using a .308 caliber rifle at jet fuel tanks at McCarren International Airport which was about 600 yards away.
Paddock did his shooting from the 32nd floor. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released its final report on Aug. 3 and names Paddock as the lone shooter. It can be found here.
We remain amazed that bump-stocks can be so effective. Perhaps the military should adopt them.
This dispute is not about theology. Nobody is objecting to letting Buddhists or atheists in. Ever notice how nobody ever talks about Buddhophobia?
This is about values. It’s about saying things held as norms by most Muslims — like wife beating, and killing people who make unwise sexual choices or change their mind about their religion if it happens to be Islam — are wrong.
If a Muslim can do that, welcome. If he can’t, well, enjoy the paradise where you now abide.
Well, that vile, bigoted regime got aid and assistance from a vile, bigoted U.S. president and the protests fizzled.
After a two-term hiatus, the voices of the oppressed fell empowered to rise again and accounts indicate the dictators are trembling as the present American president doesn’t share their vile, bigoted vision regarding world order. May their statues fall.
Mandalay Bay Gun Free Zone, CAIR Supporter — Noted sports handicapper, television producer, political activist and long-time Las Vegas resident Wayne Allyn Root, has interesting questions and observations regarding the Oct. 1 Route 91 Harvest festival shooting.
Mandalay Bay, the hotel-casino from where the killer fired his shots, is a gun-free zone.
Including the security guards.
Root says that when the facility was acquired by MGM Resorts International one of the first acts by CEO Jim Murren was a gun ban for guests and the disarming of most of the security guards.
Root also noted that MGM Resorts lets high-roller clients use the service elevators, a policy not allowed at other Vegas hotels.
Root also notes that if the shooting is called a criminal act rather than a terroristic one, MGM might save millions in insurance payouts.
Root says that Murren was appointed by Barack Obama to Homeland Security Council albeit we think he means the National Infrastructure Advisory Council which is tasked with advising the president on security of the critical infrastructure sectors and their information systems.
Root also notes that from July through September Murren sold off more than 80 percent of his MGM stock and that there was $200 million in insider selling from officers and directors of MGM in September.
Lawrence County 9/11 Rally Went Smoothly — Lynette Mountain tells us that the long-planned — and strangely long-fought — rally in New Castle, Pa. to commemorate victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack went off without a hitch.
Lawrence County had refused to grant a permit unless the rally organizers agreed to indemnify it for possible damages done by counter-protestors.
The county never granted a permit but the organizers Bikers for Trump (Boots on the Ground), and Bikers for America sought a federal injunction allowing it to take place.
Lynette says about 70 persons attended and only one pathetic counter-protestor.
An underlying issue is the disputed sale by the state of the former New Castle Youth Development Center to HIRA Educational Service, a questionable Islamic group based in New Jersey.
Some officials were calling the rally “anti-Muslim.”
Lawrence County Fights 9/11 Rally To Appease Muslims? — A rally to commemorate 9/11 in being stonewalled by Lawrence County, Pa. officials.
The event, scheduled for noon to 3 p.m., tomorrow, Sept. 9 in New Castle, is not being granted a county permit unless the organizers agree to indemnify the county for damages even if done by counter-protestors.
According to Lynette Mountain of Bikers for Trump (Boots on the Ground), her group along with Bikers for America have been planning the event for months to memorialize the 3,000-plus citizens and first responders who died in the 2001 terrorist attack.
She says they have obtained a city permit but the county will not grant one unless the organizers agree to the rules passed Wednesday.
Ms. Mountain says the organizers have sought a federal injunction against the just-passed rules and will hold the rally regardless. She expects attendance to be only between 50 and 100 persons.
She said an underlying issue is the disputed sale by the state of the former New Castle Youth Development Center to HIRA Educational Service, a Islamic group based in New Jersey.
HIRA had the high bid of $400,000 for the 140-acre site in Shenango Township. Issues have been found regarding HIRA — company claims only one employee working in an apartment in Newark, New Jersey, and has not reported income of more than $50,000 in each of the past three years — and the site is being re-auctioned.
Ms. Mountain said her rally is being called “anti-Muslim” by some officials.
Lawrence County Fights 9/11 Rally To Appease Muslims?
Deedra Abboud Defended By Sen. Flake — Bob Small of Swarthmore has let us know that Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake has come to bat for possible Democrat opponent Deedra Abboud, who is Muslim.
Hang in there @deedra2018. Sorry you have to put up with this. Lots of wonderful people across AZ. You’ll find them. Flake tweeted, after Ms. Abboud was subjected to vile and vicious attacks on Facebook.
Good for Flake. Societies must maintain, even impose, their values and two of the values intrinsic to America is that hating your opponents is bad and that one must never fight — as in kill/harm/maim/threaten — about theology.
It’s why Sharia law is incompatible with America. Hopefully, Ms. Abboud understands that.
Liberal Women Weak And Meek –For those who have long believed that liberal “progressive” Democrat-voting women were not “strong and independent” but weak, stupid, and easily cowed hypocrites, well, it looks your instincts were right.
Kathleen Wynne is the premier of Ontario. She is a lesbian, ultra-liberal and an outspoken feminist. After a mass shooting at a Quebec City mosque on Jan. 29 that left six dead and 19 injured — how did that happen anyway, don’t they have gun control in Canada?? — she decided to show solidarity by visiting a mosque in Toronto.