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 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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August 25, 2015
 Laurie Cardoza-Moore  – Proclaiming Justice to  the nations

Business woman, wife, mother of five, founder and President of Proclaiming Justice To the Nations, Laurie Cardoza Moore is a leader who successfully stewards masses toward her intended outcomes. An accomplished veteran of the many facets of “media” Laurie has been part of over 500 film and video productions as on-screen talent and producer. With over twenty years experience in private enterprise, grassroots mobilization and community leadership, Laurie is an accomplished advocate who has represented issues related to families, women, children, faith and country. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Laurie’s career faced a turning point on 9/11 when she decided to focus her media and lobbying expertise on American security and Israel. By 2002 Laurie was recognized as the “force of nature” that secured passage of HJR 960, a Resolution to support the State of Israel in the Tennessee General Assembly. In 2003, Laurie was also responsible for bringing Israeli dignitaries to Nashville to educate the Nashville Community of the plight of Israel’s struggle to exist under the constant threat of terrorism. Laurie has active ties to the Christian and Jewish communities, and has exceptional experience in building Jewish-Christian religious and political coalitions in support of Israel. In 2004 Laurie was awarded the “Friend of Israel Award” by The Center For Jewish Awareness and the “Goodwill Ambassador to Israel Award” by Israel’s Consul General in Atlanta as she continued to work actively building relationships with decision makers across America. In order to harness the momentum of Laurie’s outreach on behalf of Israel, in 2005, Laurie established Proclaiming Justice To the Nations, Inc. (PJTN). PJTN’s mission is to increase awareness and action by educating Christians about their Biblical responsibility to stand with their Jewish brethren and the State of Israel. In 2006, Laurie co-produced “Lest We Forget,” a documentary short that was a featured selection at the Liberty Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film focuses on the history of Islamofacism and the war that the US and Israel wage against it today. In 2007, Laurie co-produced the music video, “The Forgotten People,” which screened at the 11th Annual Hollywood Film Festival. It is a cry from the grave as six million Jews remind us to never forget the horrors of the holocaust and warn of the new one on the horizon. In 2007, Laurie produced PJTN’s first feature-length documentary that traces the roots of anti-Semitism and rise of a “new” anti-Semitism that is a coalition of the far right, the left, and radical Islam. These PJTN film productions serve as Laurie’s primary engagement tools when she meets with decision makers at congregations and community events. Yet the best is yet to come with Laurie’s rising star. Her leadership and media expertise converge to create the most potent opportunity ever in the Christian world on behalf of Israel; Laurie secured PJTN as host of the National Religious Broadcasters Convention ‘Prayer Dinner for Israel’ until 2016. This convention is the single most important meeting reaching over 6,000 global Christian Broadcasters every year. Laurie and PJTN have the capacity to reach more “multipliers” on behalf of Israel than any existing pro-Israel initiative (including the Israeli government.) Currently, Laurie is working hard to ensure that PJTN carries its pro-Israel message to more people across Christendom and around the world

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Invocation by Chaplin Jenkin Davis or Dale Pflug
Acknowledgement of First Time Visitors.

 Chairman Notes & Comment:
Karen & I will be back for the September 8the Tea Party Meeting.
9.12 Grassroots Summit Brought to you By FreedomWorks Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
Osceola Heritage Park – 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL
Cost $20 for general seating, $50.00 for reserved upfront seating
Link for tickets:
Currently Karen and I are going,  will have room for one other passenger ( Ann Freeman, you can ride with us), Bob Gilmore is driving, contact him for possible ride, we should try to car pool if we have several people attending. Please let Bob Gilmore know if you plan to attend and how many are riding with you.
Together with Glenn Beck; GOP Presidential candidates; Congressmen Ted Yoho, Congressmen Ron DeSantis, Candidate for US Senate (currently Congressman Dist. 6),  Mark Meadows Mark Meadows, (U.S. Representative for the 11th District of North Carolina, Republican party). from the House Freedom Caucus and other members of Congress; former Wall Street Journal economist, Stephen Moore, and other political influencers, we will host a conversation on the state of our nation.   You’ll have an opportunity to network with other like-minded activists and strategize on the best ways to get out the vote and change hearts and minds on behalf of liberty. After that, you’ll hear directly from the GOP candidates running for president. Who are they? What do they value? How will they help us to fix our country? We’re inviting every major presidential candidate including Cruz, Rubio, Walker, Paul, Fiorina, Perry, Jindal, and more.
NOTE CHANGE: September 1 
– Open Meeting or Movie night, Vice Chairman Gilmores Choice.  Dr. Pesta has to be rescheduled because of University Of Wisconsin required Meeting.
September 8Joaquin DeMoreta – Out of Control Government” His experiences along with others he is working with about government land grabs.
September 15 – Tom Trento – Tom has returned from Israel & will update us on the current state of affairs with the Israel & the  Muslim world
September 29Mikaela Nix – Growing up Black and Conservative 
October 20 – Brian Mast – Motivational Speaker – Double Amputee from Afghanistan.
1:30pm-3:30pm –
Caddyshack Bar and Grill,  3122 Gold View Rd,  Sebring, Fl 33875
Free Dinner at 3:30
RSVP:  Tina Altic  954-240-9999

Meet 8:00a.m. Jimmy the Greeks for Breakfast the it the streets with you comrades.
Great turn out on Saturday August 15th we had a team of 11 people
RSVP: Contact Tina Altic -954-240-9999


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Deadly Risk: American Cattle Ranching on the Mexican Border

Published on Aug 13, 2015

March 27, 2010 started out like any other day for Sue and Rob Krentz at their sprawling 35,000 acre cattle ranch in Douglas, Arizona. As a fourth generation rancher, Rob Krentz was doing what he loved to do, taking care of the herd, the land, and the wildlife. The life and death of Rob Krentz, the man, father, cattle rancher, humanitarian and tragic hero changed Arizona history forever. This tribute is told by Sue Krentz.


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  • NEWSMAX – Report: Huma Abedin Email Includes Classified Intel From Three Agencies – 08/26
    There was one email found among those on Hillary Clinton’s server that was sent from her aide Huma Abedin that included classified information from three different federal agencies, Fox News is reporting.   That email is what caused the FBI to launch its investigation into Clinton’s server, Fox News learned. The email was sent in April 2011 and included classified intelligence from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).  This is a violation of an executive order signed by President Barack Obama in 2009, which defines rules for “classifying, safeguarding and declassifying national security information.” It specifically says that only the intelligence agency where the classified information was sent is able to declassify it.
  • THEBLAZE – Ted Cruz Says GOP Leaders Are Bluffing on Defunding Planned Parenthood — Here’s How He Wants to Prove It – 08/26
    With the threat of a government shutdown hanging over their heads, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) doesn’t trust Republican leaders who proclaim they want to defund Planned Parenthood.  So the Republican presidential hopeful called for backup Tuesday from more than 1,000 pastors and religious leaders and urged them to “preach from the pulpit” to garner public support for an amendment attached to November’s federal budget bill.   “We have a moment where we can stand together and act, and all we need is for our elected leaders to actually do what they said they would do,” Cruz said, according toHuffington Post. “They campaigned promising to defend the right to life. Now is the moment where we distinguish word from action.”  Senate Republicans already held a vote on Planned Parenthood that called for the termination of federal funds which the Democrats were able to block earlier this month. With an amendment attached to the budget, another government shutdown could occur — a move that would resonate throughout the 2016 election.
  • NEWSMAX – Does Secret Meeting Signal Biden-Warren Ticket?08/24
    Political pundits are abuzz with the possibility of a Joe Biden-Elizabeth Warren 2016 ticket in the wake of an unannounced meeting between the two on Saturday.  Biden, 72, has told friends that if he does run for president, he will serve only one term, making an early announcement of his vice-presidential running-mate a strong possibility. If elected, he would be the oldest incoming president.  The vice president left his home in Delaware to meet with the Massachusetts senator at his official residence at the Naval Observatory for about two hours, CNN reported.  The two supposedly discussed only policy issues over lunch, but speculation is growing about whether Biden might be looking to tap Warren, her state’s senior Senator, as his running mate for next year’s election.  Many Democratic activists still would like to see her name somewhere on the ballot — as does at least one Biden confidant, The Boston Globe reported.
  • THEHILL – Fiorina supporters slam ‘ludicrous’ CNN debate methodology08/23
    A CNN spokesperson could not be reached for comment. Hughes said “the polls used should at least reflect the most recent attitudes of voters — to not do so is ludicrous.”Two separate CNN and Fox News polls released earlier this week showed Fiorina in the middle of the pack of the crowded field with 5 percent in each poll.  Fiorina lacked significant national name recognition and was hovering at about 1 percent in most polls before the first debate. Officially, Fiorina campaign spokeswoman Anna Epstein said that they “aren’t weighing in on this topic right now.”  “We’re in New Hampshire this week and Iowa next week,” she said, noting Fiorina’s aggressive campaign schedule in the early primary and caucus states. Hughes criticized the emphasis on national polling, saying that they “support returning control to those who vote in the early primary states.”
    WASHINGTON – Communist North Korea is threatening a military response to South Korea’s psychological warfare broadcasts across the Demilitarized Zone as the U.S. military conducts joint exercises with its ally.  A Defense Department source who requested anonymity told WND that preparations are being made to evacuate non-combat U.S. military personnel and other citizens from South Korea. About 28,500 American soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines are stationed in South Korea. The South Korean capital, Seoul, is less than 30 miles from the heavily fortified DMZ.  Pyongyang has given South Korea a deadline of Saturday at 5 p.m. local time (4 a.m. Eastern Time) to stop sending the messages via loudspeaker across the DMZ, warning of “surprise operations” along the border.  Tensions between the two countries on the Korean Peninsula escalated after a landmine went off Aug. 4 on the South Korean side of the DMZ, wounding two soldiers. North Korea has denied responsibility and refused South Korean demands for an apology.  In response, Seoul resumed cross-border broadcasts via loudspeaker for the first time in more than a decade. Pyongyang declared it regarded the broadcasts as a declaration of war
  • NEWSMAX – Report: Email by Hillary Aide Huma Abedin Triggered FBI Inquiry – 08/21
    Two emails containing classified information from two people in Hillary Clinton’s inner circle jump-started the FBI investigation into her use of a private email setup during her time as secretary of state, according to a new report.  Fox News reports that emails from Clinton adviser Huma Abedin and aide Jake Sullivan passed through Clinton’s private email server. The messages were about military intelligence information a year before the 2012 Benghazi attack, and about the aftermath of the Benghazi attack.  Fox News reports that it confirmed via the intelligence community inspector general the material in the emails was classified when it was sent.
  • NEWSMAX – Government Probe Into Clinton Emails Likely to Broaden – 08/21
    The Justice Department probe into Hillary Clinton’s private email server has so far been limited to investigating whether classified information was leaked during her tenure as secretary of state, but the inquiry will likely widen as authorities take a look at how other former government officials may have been affected.  According to NPR, agents will begin questioning close associates of Clinton at the State Department and beyond.   “I think that the FBI will be moving with all deliberate speed to determine whether there were serious breaches of national security here,” Ron Hosko, the former head of the FBI’s criminal investigative division, told NPR.
  • THEHILL – Fiery Bush takes aim at Trump – 08/21
    Jeb Bush sought to go on offense against Donald Trump by hammering him Thursday for his rhetoric on immigration and by arguing that the real estate mogul is unelectable and not conservative.  Speaking to reporters after a town hall meeting Thursday in Keene, N.H., Bush defended the immigrant experience as quintessentially American and branded Trump’s language on the issue as divisive.  “We’re a diverse country, that’s a virtue, that’s a strength of our country, and I’m proud of the fact that my children have a Mexican-American mom as American as anybody else, loves this country as much as anybody else, believes in the shared values of this great country and my children are blessed to have that heritage,” Bush said.  Bush called the rhetoric on immigration that has dominated the GOP primary “bombastic” and “hurtful” to the immigrant population.
  • NEWSMAX – Hillary’s Emails Violated Policy: Federal Judge08/21
    Hillary Clinton violated federal policy by storing her work emails on a private server during her tenure as secretary of state, a federal judge said Thursday.  U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan said Clinton’s use of a private server had made it more difficult for the State Department to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, Politico reported. “We wouldn’t be here today if this employee had followed government policy,” Sullivan said during the Thursday hearing, in an apparent allusion to Clinton. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a press release that he “couldn’t agree more” with the judge’s statement, adding that “Today’s court hearing highlights the blatant disregard for federal records laws.”

Obama Needs to be Impeached , He will Deny Medicaid to the Poor and Elderly to Make a Point About His Support of Killing Babies by Planned Parenthood. Obama Needs to GO Now!!!

OBAMA’S REVENGE: Kansas Cuts Planned Parenthood Funding, Obama Admin Responds With Knives Out (This is Outrageous)

In what is likely one of the most dangerous eye-opening views into how the federal government has gone rogue, the Obama administration is abusing its power to punish states that don’t fund the murder of babies and the sale of their body parts.

The elected legislature and Governor of Kansas recently passed a bill that pulls $300,000 in funding to Planned Parenthood. The funding isn’t cut, however, as the bill transferred the funding to other health clinics who provide women’s health services without the nastiness of Planned Parenthood’s evil deeds.

But for the Obama administration, this isn’t about women’s health. This is about keeping the killer machine of Planned Parenthood going via force of tax payer dollars. And if a state uses its right to choose services through other providers, the Obama admin will make sure there is hell to pay.

This is the price to pay if you don’t want your state residents paying for abortion and baby part selling.

Now, the Obama administration, in the wake of additional states cutting Planned Parenthood funding following the massive scandal, is going after one state that already cut tax-funding to the abortion company. According to an AP report: “The federal government reduced its Title X funding to the state by about the $370,000 annually in Title X money that two Planned Parenthood facilities in Wichita and Hays and an unaffiliated clinic in Dodge City had been receiving.”

This is outrageous. It’s blatant revenge aimed to punish Kansas and warn other states against similar moves.

Ironically, while the Kansas bill in no way limits access to health (It just changes which providers are funded), Obama’s move actually does.

While Kansas revoked taxpayer dollars for an abortion business, the Obama administration’s decision hurts women’s health and deprives them of legitimate medical and health care.

As AP reports, “Medical providers say that means low-income patients are finding it harder to access birth control, cancer screenings and other reproductive health care services.

“People have fewer places to go, and for those with limited means that may make utilizing those services even more difficult,” said J’Vonnah Maryman, director for public health at the Sedgwick County Health Department.

But again, Obama doesn’t care about health. His sole objective is the defense and protection of Planned Parenthood at all cost.

The fed no longer represents the will of the states. The fed is now rogue and working to oppose/punish states if they do not do as the fed says.

Very, very dangerous times.

08/24 – Lehman’s Gift To Jeb Bush For Funneling Pension Money: A $1.3 Million Consulting “Job”

Lehman’s Gift To Jeb Bush For Funneling Pension Money: A $1.3 Million Consulting “Job”

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,
At this point, it almost feels like kicking someone while he’s down. Jeb Bush can’t even stand up to Donald Trump, let alone his own growing series of scandals.
In the latest revelation from David Sirota and team at International Business Daily, we learn that:  For Florida taxpayers, the move by the administration of then-Gov. Jeb Bush to forge a relationship with Lehman Brothers would ultimately prove disastrous. Transactions in 2005 and 2006 put the Wall Street investment bank in charge of some $250 million worth of pension funds for Florida cops, teachers and firefighters. Lehman would capture more than $5 million in fees on these deals, while gaining additional contracts to manage another $1.2 billion of Florida’s money. Then, in the fall of 2008, Lehman collapsed into bankruptcy, leaving Florida facing up to $1 billion in losses.

But for Jeb Bush personally, his enduring relationship with Lehman would prove lucrative. In 2007, just as he left office, Bush secured a job as a Lehman consultant for $1.3 million a year, Bloomberg reported.  Next time, please just ride off into the sunset and paint landscapes with your brother.

Weeks after Bush took the Lehman job, the Florida State Board of Administration (SBA) — a three-member body that makes investment decisions about state pension funds and whose ranks had recently included one Jeb Bush — gave Lehman additional business: SBA purchased $842 million worth of separate investments in Lehman’s mortgage-backed securities. Over the course of one year from June 2007 to June 2008, the SBA would shift an additional $420 million of pension money into the same fund in which the state had begun investing under Bush.

In short, during Bush’s first year working for Lehman, his former colleagues in Tallahassee, the state capital, moved vast sums of Florida pension money into the doomed Wall Street investment bank, even as warnings about its financial troubles began to emerge.   “This is a breathtaking conflict of interest going on here,” said Craig Holman, governmental ethics lobbyist with Public Citizen, a good-government group. “This cost Florida very dearly, and it enriched Jeb Bush.”

Jeff Connaughton, author of the book “The Payoff: Why Wall Street Always Wins,” said the transactions illustrate a larger culture that dominates the politics of finance.

Florida originally began investing money in Lehman in 2005, while Bush was the highest profile member of the SBA, which oversees the $150 billion pension fund. The Bush-led SBA that year committed $176 million to Lehman; in 2006, as Florida moved another $87 million into the Lehman investment, the firm hired Jeb Bush’s cousin, George Herbert Walker, to run the firm’s investment management division.

The next year, Lehman offered the outgoing Florida governor the consulting job. Bush had worked briefly at a Texas-based bank after college, but he lacked significant Wall Street experience.  Fortunately for Jeb, being a crony doesn’t take any real skill.

Most of the investment losses that hit Florida starting in July 2007 were tied to the Lehman mortgage-backed securities bought the year Bush began his employment at the firm.

08/24 – Is Huma Abedin Hillary Clinton’s Alger Hiss?

Is Huma Abedin Hillary Clinton’s Alger Hiss?

George Rasley, CHQ Editor | 8/24/2015
Hillary Clinton’s longtime aide Huma Abedin’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood are well documented and well known to Clinton and to other Washington insiders, such as Republican Senator John McCain, who defended Abedin in a speech on the Senate floor when five conservative Members of the House of Representatives called for the State Department Inspector General to look into Abedin’s fitness to hold a high level security clearance while she served as Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff at the State Department.
Huma Hiss HillarySome observers have called the Clinton email scandal an unprecedented breach of national security. But now that it has been revealed that Huma Abedin is a central figure in the national security disaster wrought by the compromise of military and diplomatic intelligence sent and received through Hillary Clinton’s unsecured private email server, is there really no precedent for Abedin’s role in this disaster?
Actually there is, but it lies shrouded in the murk of the lies that the liberal media have constructed to obscure the truth about the penetration of the United States government by another anti-constitutional totalitarian political movement – world Communism.  Like Islam, totalitarian Communism posited the overthrow of American constitutional government and the subsequent substitution of a system that would regulate the minutest details of human existence.
And like Islam, totalitarian Communism had its active agents, “fellow travelers” and sympathizers who found their way into positions of power and influence in the United States government with the intention of undermining our constitutional system of government.  Among the most influential of those individuals whose Communist associations were revealed was Alger Hiss. Hiss held a variety of sensitive diplomatic posts during World War II and ultimately headed the San Francisco Conference that organized the United Nations. After the end of the war and the organization of the United Nations he became president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
In that capacity Hiss was a leading advocate of the United Nations and a major internationalist influence on the United States government and our policies toward the Soviet Union, an enemy state that had the goal of burying the United States, as Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev once put it.  A goal we should point out that was not dissimilar to the goal expressed by various Islamist leaders from the late Al Qaida founder and leader Osama bin Laden, to our “partner” in the Iran nuclear weapons deal, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei. (See Khamenei’s latest comments about the political goals to be accomplished during this year’s Islamic “religious” pilgrimage to Mecca through this link.)
In 1948 Hiss was outed as a secret communist by Whittaker Chambers and accused of lying during his testimony to the House Un-American Affairs Committee. Hiss denied the charge and filed a libel suit against Chambers, but after Chambers produced a number of copies of State Department documents and said they were given to him by Hiss for transmission to the Soviet Union, perjury charges were brought against Hiss when he denied before a grand jury that he had committed espionage. The Hiss-Chambers affair would prove to be the watershed case* of the investigation of Communist influence in the United States government.
It is important to remember that Hiss was never convicted of espionage, he was convicted of lying about his communist associations, and of course he lost his libel suit against Chambers when he was shown to have transmitted U.S. government secrets outside of channels.


The Debate Over Birthright Citizenship, Explained in 90 Seconds

The Debate Over Birthright Citizenship, Explained in 90 Seconds

Over the last week, the debate over birthright citizenship has divided the 2016 Republican presidential field and put the spotlight back on immigration.

Birthright citizenship allows children born in the United States to be granted automatic citizenship, including those born to illegal immigrants. So what are some of the issues surrounding birthright citizenship, and how are those opposed looking to end it? The Daily Signal explains.

UPDATE: Several commenters have raised questions about the 1898 Supreme Court case, U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark. Professor Edward Erler addresses the case in “The Heritage Guide to the Constitution” and Heritage senior legal fellow Hans von Spakovsky said this about it in a Fox News op-ed:

Even in U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark, the 1898 case most often cited by “birthright” supporters due to its overbroad language, the Court only held that a child born of lawful, permanent residents was a U.S. citizen. That is a far cry from saying that a child born of individuals who are here illegally must be considered a U.S. citizen.





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THIS IS WHAT THE DEMOCRATS WANT FOR A PRESIDENT? Intel, Military Officials Fire Back At Hillary’s Over-Classification Tweet

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses union members as she tours the Carpenters International Training Center in Las Vegas, Nevada August 18, 2015. (REUTERS/David Becker)

Former intelligence and military officials were swift to reply Friday to Hillary Clinton’s contention that government over-classification of materials are “the real problem,” not her use of an unsecured private email server to conduct official business during her four years as secretary of state.
“Our ridiculous classification rules” are “the real problem,” she tweeted this morning, quoting a former Justice Department official.
Senior military and intelligence officials immediately fired back.
“It’s not up to her to decide what level it’s classified at. It’s up to her to obey the law, and clearly she did not,” Lt. Col. Col James Williamson told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Williamson entered Special Forces in 1988 and retired in 2012.  If someone doesn’t have the sense to recognize classified material, they shouldn’t be in such a sensitive position, much less the secretary of state,” Williamson said.   Similarly, Brig. Gen. Kenneth Berquist said “she jeopardized every piece of information that went across her private server line. This is a very good example of how her ‘inconvenience’ put us at risk in the United States.”
Berquist added that “this is hubris. This is an example where people say, ‘I don’t play by the rules.’”
Clinton originally argued during a March 10 news conference that she had one private domain name and server because it was “inconvenient” to carry two separate cell phones. Her comments were in response to the New York Times’ March 3 revelation about her use of a private email account.
Berquist is a former CIA intelligence officer who was hand-picked by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as the first president of the Joint Special Operations University, which trains intermediate and senior commanders in special operations. He also served as special operations staff director for the U.S. Central Command during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Berquist was among a group of military and intelligence officials calling in an Aug. 5 letter for John Kerry, Clinton’s successor at the State Department, to suspend her current security clearance, as TheDCNF reported earlier this week. “There needs to be an administrative action against Secretary Clinton,” Berquist told TheDCNF.
“First she was blaming Republicans,” noted Scott Taylor, president of the Special Operations Education Fund, which filed the letter to Kerry.
“Now she’s blaming the intelligence community for over-classyifying? She was the nation’s top diplomat,” Taylor said. “Any conversations she had about troop movements, drone strikes, foreign policy, our allies range from sensitive to Top Secret. That is the job that she signed up for.”  Fred Rustman, who was in the elite CIA Senior Intelligence Service and spent 24 years in the intelligence agency, said “the fact is that anyone who communicates classified material or stores classified material in an unsecure location is violating the rules of security. And obviously she did this.”  Rustman added that “when you parse all of this which she has, and say there weren’t any ‘classified’ documents, none of that amount to a hill of beans. As far as the intelligence community is concerned, they’re the guardians of secrets, and she was a Cabinet-level official.”
William Cowan, a retired Marine Corps colonel who was a founding member of a secret U.S. intelligence program called the Intelligence Support Activity that represents DELTA Force and Navy Seals, told TheDCNF that Clinton’s statements and behavior are “outrageous. It’s absolutely outrageous behavior and total disregard, not only for the law and the policies and procedures, but also for the safety and security of our nation.”
By using an unsecured private server, she took it upon herself to automatically declassify hundreds of materials, Cowan said.  “Did she unilaterally decide to declassify all these things? If that’s the case, then it’s even worse. It puts people’s lives in jeopardy. It puts American foreign policy and national security in jeopardy,” Cowan said.
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PARENTS HEADS UP! – Obama’s “Community Schools” Aim to Replace Parents

Obama’s “Community Schools” Aim to Replace Parents

Lawmakers and the Obama administration are plotting to unconstitutionally commandeer local schools and turn them into “full-service community schools” — government centers that will usurp vast new responsibilities over children that have traditionally been handled by parents and families. Under the plan, adopted in the Senate last month as part of a massive “education bill” solidifying federal control over children and schools, federally funded so-called community schools will “target” families and children for “services” covering their “academic, physical, social, emotional, health, mental health, and other needs.” If Congress and the Obama administration get their way, these full-service parent-replacement centers will soon be coming to a community near you, along with the swarms of government workers in charge of “home visitation” and “parenting education” under the program. In fact, even without legislation to authorize it, Obama’s education bureaucracy has already started using tax funds to create the “community schools” nationwide.
So what, exactly, is a community school? According to the legislation, it is a government-run elementary or secondary school that “participates in a community-based effort to coordinate and integrate educational, developmental, family, health, and other comprehensive services through community-based organizations and public and private partnerships.” These Orwellian schools will also provide “services” to students, families, and the community, including before and after school, during weekends, and even during the summer. A 2014 Federal Registernotice” by the federal Department of Education announcing lawless grants for community schools defines them in a similar way. In other words, children ensnared by “community” schools can spend virtually all of their time there and receive all of their “services” there — one step short of Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s recent pitch for government boarding schools that he said should have children 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
A broad array of government “services” should be provided by the “community” schools. The list of those, outlined in the Democrat-sponsored legislation, is bewildering. Among them: home visitation services by teachers and nurses; early childhood education; primary health and dental care; “mental health counseling services”; “nutrition services”; remedial education activities and enrichment activities, including expanded learning time; summer or after-school enrichment and learning experiences; programs that promote “family literacy”; programs under Head Start and Early Head Start; mentoring and other youth development programs, including peer mentoring and conflict mediation; parent leadership development activities; parenting education activities; child care services; community service and service-learning opportunities; developmentally appropriate physical education; job training, internship opportunities, and career counseling services; adult education, including instruction in English as a second language; juvenile crime prevention and rehabilitation programs; homeless prevention services; and undefined “other services.”


John Kasich: The GOP Establishment’s Spare Prince

John Kasich: The GOP Establishment’s Spare Prince

George Rasley, CHQ Editor | 8/21/2015
The Republican establishment has always had its suspicions about Jeb Bush’s “fire in the belly” to be President, and its Wall Street wing never likes to put all of their money in one sector of the market, so they’ve adopted the monarchist “heir and a spare” model in this year’s Republican presidential nominating contest. The “heir” is of course Jeb Bush and the designated “spare” has rotated among a cast of establishment candidates including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and now Ohio Governor John Kasich.
The job of the establishment’s “spare prince” in this year’s campaign is to present himself as a more palatable version of Jeb Bush to those who might be skeptical of electing another Bush or to jump in and save the establishment’s hold on the throne should Bush’s campaign falter as it appears to be doing. And John Kasich is a perfect “spare” for the Republican establishment.
Like Jeb Bush he is the Governor of an electorally important state and like Jeb Bush he can make some claims to have governed as an economic and fiscal conservative.
But, as we pointed out in our article “The Big Government Four: Bush, Rubio, Huckabee and Kasich” Governor Kasich often claims to be governing as a fiscal conservative; however, the reality is this claim is largely blue smoke and mirrors. On Jeb Bush’s watch Florida state spending ballooned by 52 percent, from $48.6 billion in 1999 to $73.9 billion in 2006.*And state expenditures per capita rose from $2,809 in 1999, to $3,942 in fiscal year 2006-2007. Likewise, our friends at the CATO Institute contend that “by any measure, spending is growing in Ohio. The question is by how much.”* “Kasich seems to pick the data set that sheds the best light on him,” wrote Nicole Kaeding, a budget analyst for CATO, which awarded Kasich a D grade on his budget record for last year.**
CATO cites what is known as the general revenue fund, which includes money Ohio collects in state taxes as well as federal dollars for such programs as Medicaid, which provides health coverage for low-income people. The state plans to spend $71.2 billion from its general revenue fund during the 2016-2017 budget cycle. That is substantially higher than the $52.5 billion in general revenue spending for the 2011-2012 spending years, which was Kasich’s first two-year budget.** To be fair, if you look at Ohio’s all-funds budget, Kasich can accurately claim that overall state spending will increase by 2.1 percent between the 2016 and 2017 spending years. But even under the all-funds budget, state spending increased by 7.6 percent between 2015 and 2016.*
About the best you can say is that of the four, John Kasich travelled the road to fiscal perdition at a slightly slower pace than did his Big Government Republican colleague, Jeb Bush. And on amnesty for illegal aliens and the impact of immigration, both legal and illegal, the positions of Bush and Kasich (and Hillary Clinton) are indistinguishable. As Ohio’s reported back in 2014, a little more than four years ago, John Kasich told The Dispatch, “One thing that I don’t want to reward is illegal immigration.”  Back then Kasich called for a comprehensive federal immigration law protecting America’s borders. And he reiterated his longtime support for amending the U.S. Constitution to end birthright citizenship for children born here to illegal immigrants.
Now Kasich says he’s “a little bit smarter” and that he now opposes all the policies he supported previously, and that country class Americans are demanding the Republican candidate for president stand for, and which are driving Donald Trump’s poll numbers through the roof because he says that’s what he will do. Kasich told PBS Newshour’s Gwen Iffil, “… I think, with the 12 million, they’re here. If they have been law-abiding, then I believe they should have a path to legalization. They’re going to have to pay a fine. They’re going to have to wait, but I — look, they have become a very important part of our society. “ Kasich went on to tell Iffil that apprehending illegal aliens “is not what America is all about” and compare the identity theft, Social Security fraud and other crimes that attend illegal border crossing and working in the United States to “ditching the line” at a Taylor Swift concert.
Governor Kasich came out of the interview with Gwen Iffil barely one stop short of echoing Jeb Bush’s infamous illegal immigration is “an act of love” comment. Likewise on Common Core, Kasich echoed Bush – Common Core, he said, is just a label for high standards. Editor’s update: Our friends at RedState point out we can add support for Roe v. Wade to Kasich’s credentials with the Country Club Republican set: John Kasich; I’m fine with abortion; it is the law of the land.
In a monarchy the “spare prince” isn’t supposed to be an alternative or competitor to the heir to the throne, and so it is with the establishment’s “spare prince,” John Kasich. John Kasich doesn’t offer a different vision of America and the policies he advocates aren’t alternatives to Jeb Bush’s policies; he’s for Common Core, amnesty for illegal aliens and Big Government Republicanism in general.  John Kasich is the perfect “spare prince” for the Republican establishment. Far from being an alternative to Bush, Kasich is merely a vehicle for preserving the monarchy or in our present American politics, preserving the progressive Big Government Republicans’ hold on the levers of power in government and the Republican National Committee.

McConnell Loses Support In Kentucky

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It’s not just Republicans across the nation who are losing confidence in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY); it’s Republicans in Kentucky too.
SCF recently conducted a poll in the Bluegrass State to see what voters thought about McConnell’s leadership.  Nearly half of Republicans in Kentucky (49%) believe that McConnell “has been too willing to make deals with the Democrats” compared to only about a third (35%) who believe he “is reflecting conservative KY values.”
But even more telling is the strong opposition to Senator McConnell’s decision to fund Planned Parenthood to avoid a fight with President Obama.  Among Republican voters, 60% believe that McConnell should force the president to defund Planned Parenthood using a “must-pass” appropriations bill compared to only 19% who believe he should try to persuade the president to sign separate legislation to defund the organization.
It’s no wonder Republicans are losing confidence in him at home. He promised them he would fight the president’s agenda during the campaign last year, but now he’s doing exactly the opposite.  Now, if you’re wondering what Kentucky Republicans think about the risk of a government slow-down in fighting to defund Planned Parenthood (McConnell’s go-to excuse for surrendering), we tested that too.
Only 17% of Republicans agree with McConnell that a partial government slow-down should be avoided at all costs while a whopping 63% believe that it would be worth it to defund Planned Parenthood.
That is a major rejection of his current strategy!  This survey of 700 Republicans was conducted August 2-3, 2015 and has a margin of error of +/- 3.7%.  These numbers have Senator McConnell very worried because he knows that once voters see through his excuses and lose confidence in his leadership, it’s very hard to restore it.
After blocking the amendment to defund Planned Parenthood offered to the highway bill by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), McConnell was forced to stage a “show vote” on the matter to stop his political bleeding at home.  The show vote may have given him some political cover, but he will pay a heavy price in September if he forces the Senate to pass a “continuing resolution” that funds Planned Parenthood.
There’s simply no excuse for it.
Please continue to contact the Senate Republicans over the August break to urge them to oppose all funding for Planned Parenthood, even if they have to filibuster Senator McConnell’s bill to do it.
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The Trump Plan: Stop Illegal Immigrants by Hiking Fees on Legal Ones

August 17, 2015
Morning Jolt
… with Jim Geraghty

The Trump Plan: Stop Illegal Immigrants by Hiking Fees on Legal Ones

Donald Trump unveiled his “how we get Mexico to pay for the wall” plan. A key portion:
Mexico must pay for the wall and, until they do, the United States will, among other things: impound all remittance payments derived from illegal wages; increase fees on all temporary visas issued to Mexican CEOs and diplomats (and if necessary cancel them); increase fees on all border crossing cards – of which we issue about 1 million to Mexican nationals each year (a major source of visa overstays);increase fees on all NAFTA worker visas from Mexico (another major source of overstays); and increase fees at ports of entry to the United States from Mexico [Tariffs and foreign aid cuts are also options].
Question: If we increase the fees on legal immigration and entry, doesn’t that make illegal immigration and entry look more appealing? Without sufficient border security — because we’re insisting Mexico pay for it — aren’t we shutting the door of legal immigration and leaving the window of illegal immigration open? (Maybe the border will be significantly more secure after President Trump triples the number of ICE officers; he says he’ll pay for it by eliminating tax-credit payments to illegal immigrants.) Still, increasing fees on legalimmigration does amount to punishing people who are doing it the right way – and not-so-subtly implies that Americans don’t want Mexicans coming into the country period.
Regarding the effort to impound remittance payments, anytime a lot of people want to move a significant amount money from one place to another, someone will seek to fill that need. Trump fans scoffed at the idea of Mexicans using Bitcoin or some other electronic system for moving money across the border, beyond the reach or view of U.S. authorities. Perhaps we would see the creation of a Hawala-style system, where a Mexican illegal immigrant would give money to a black market broker in Los Angeles, who would contact his counterpart in, say, Mexico City to distribute the sum to the worker’s family (minus the commission, of course).
Regarding tariffs, Mexico is our third-largest trading partner. We imported $293 billion in goods and services from there. We import $49 billion more than we export, but that’s still quite a bit.  If we put tariffs on Mexican goods, Mexico will almost certainly put tariffs on American goods and services.  U.S. goods exports to Mexico in 2013 were $226.2 billion, up 4.7% ($10.2 billion) from 2012, and up 132% from 2003. It is up 444% since 1993 (Pre-NAFTA). U.S. exports to Mexico accounted for 14.3% of overall U.S. exports in 2013.  The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2013 were: Machinery ($38.5 billion), Electrical Machinery ($36.7 billion), Mineral Fuel and Oil ($23.0 billion), Vehicles ($21.6 billion), and Plastic ($15.3 billion).
U.S. exports of agricultural products to Mexico totaled $18.1 billion in 2013, the 3rd largest U.S. Ag export market. Leading categories include: corn ($1.8 billion), soybeans ($1.5 billion), dairy products ($1.4 billion), pork and pork products ($1.2 billion), and poultry meat (excluding eggs) ($1.2 billion).  Meanwhile, Trump’s plan to end birthright citizenship, if ever enacted, will be challenged to the Supreme Court.
Trump makes reference to a legal-immigration pause: “Before any new green cards are issued to foreign workers abroad, there will be a pause where employers will have to hire from the domestic pool of unemployed immigrant and native workers.” How long would this be? What’s our criteria for determining the “pause” has gone on long enough?
There’s a lot to Trump’s immigration plan to like: Nationwide e-verify, mandatory return of all criminal aliens, defunding sanctuary cities. There is room — in fact, there’s a need! — for a serious debate about legal-immigration levels. The United States brings in about 1 million legal immigrants per year, a figure that is at or near record levels. About 13 percent of the world’s adults — or about 630 million people — say they would like to leave their country and move somewhere else permanently. For roughly 138 million people, that somewhere else would be the U.S. — the top desired destination for potential immigrants.
At some point, we have to say “no” to some people who want to immigrate to the United States.

Welcome to the social media election – It is time for the Baby-Boomer (1946-1964) generation to get with the Social media your voice needs to be heard.

Welcome to the social media election

Social media is driving the 2016 presidential race, as candidates of both parties increasingly view Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as key battlegrounds in the fight for the White House.

Campaigns have used social media in past elections. But in recent months, it has threatened to overtake traditional news outlets, paid advertising and the campaign stump as the top venue for candidates to rally voters, hit their rivals — and even make news.  And those best able to harness the power of social media are showing they can use it to generate the most buzz.

The Bernie Sanders campaign has parlayed the liberal senator’s formidable social media presence and a #feeltheBern hashtag into record attendance at rallies around the country.  When Donald Trump fires off a late-night Twitter tirade, it shows up in the feeds of more than 3.7 million followers.  “I think one of the most interesting things this year is that it’s no longer a question of if candidates should be using these platforms, it’s how and how often,” said Erin Lindsay, a principal for digital at Precision Strategies, a consulting firm founded by veterans of Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign.

In recent days, social media has even doubled as a virtual debate stage, with candidates sparring in a manner inconceivable just a few election cycles ago.
When former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said at a conservative forum that “I’m not sure we need half a billion dollars for women’s health issues,” Clinton’s team pounced. “.@JebBush: You are absolutely, unequivocally wrong,” her account said, retweeting a reporter who had covered Bush’s remarks.

If you have to, ask your grandchildren how to use facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, DO IT!, These media’s are going to play a big part in this and future election cycles.

GOP Elites Call for Purge of Trump

GOP Elites Call for Purge of Trump
Friday – August 14, 2015 at 12:51 am

By Patrick J. Buchanan
In the Cleveland debate, Donald Trump refused to commit to support whomever the Republican Party nominates in 2016.
Trump would be wise to maintain his freedom of action.  For there is a plot afoot in The Washington Post Conservative Club to purge Trump from the Republican Party before the primaries begin.  “A political party has a right to … secure its borders,” asserts the Post’s George Will, “a duty to exclude interlopers.” Will wants The Donald “excommunicated” and locked out of all GOP debates until he kneels and takes a loyalty oath to the nominee.
“Marginalizing Trump” carries no risk of “alienating a substantial Republican cohort,” Will assures us, for these “Trumpites” are neither Republicans nor conservatives. Better off without such trash.  The Post’s Michael Gerson says “establishment Republicans” must “make clear that [Trump] has moved beyond the boundaries of serious and civil discourse.” He loathes the Trumpites as much as Will.  Trump’s followers are “xenophobic,” Gerson tells CNN. They have a “resentment of outsiders, of Mexico, of China, and immigrants. That’s more like a European right-wing party, a UKIP or a National Front in France. Republicans can’t incorporate that.”
But if the GOP has no room for Trump’s followers, it has no future. For there simply aren’t that many chamber-of-commerce and country-club Republicans.  Gerson mentions with disgust the U.K. Independence Party and France’s National Front. What do those parties have in common?  Both are anti-New World Order. Both arose to recapture the lost independence and sovereignty of their nations from the nameless, faceless bureaucrats of Brussels, those EU hacks who now dictate the kinds of laws and societies the Brits and French are permitted to have.
What motivates these folks is not all that different from what brought the farmers to Lexington Green and Concord Bridge and inspired colonists to stand by the original Tea Party boys in Boston.  New parties arise and outsiders are drawn into politics to fill voids and vacuums created by the failure of incumbent parties and politicians.

Marine May Be Discharged for Classified Email Sent to Save Lives

Marine May Be Discharged for Classified Email Sent to Save Lives

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A U.S. Marine who sent a classified document from his personal email account is facing discharge from the corps, even though the email was intended as an urgent warning that lives were at stake in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, the Daily Beast reported.

In the investigation, two generals have ruled against Marine Reserves Maj. Jason Brezler, who has been deployed four times between Afghanistan and Iraq, even though mistakes were found in the testimony and the 451-page Board of Inquiry transcript had 1,548 sections marked “[inaudible].”

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Under Obamacare, Uninsured Rate Fell to Lowest Level in 50 Years. Why There’s More to That Number. Read the lst line of the release it could have happened without Obamacare!

Under Obamacare, Uninsured Rate Fell to Lowest Level in 50 Years. Why There’s More to That Number.

Nearly two years after Obamacare’s implementation, a new survey found that the number of uninsured Americans decreased to less than 10 percent of the population in the first three months of 2015, which is the lowest level in the survey’s 50-year history.   However, experts say the change could be mostly attributed to the Obama administration’s expansion of Medicaid.
According to the survey from the National Center for Health Statistics, a division of the Centers for Disease Control, the number of people who were uninsured declined from 36 million in 2014 to 29 million in the first three months of 2015. Among adults between the ages of 18 and 64, the percentage of those who were uninsured dropped from 16.3 percent in 2014 to 13 percent in 2015’s first quarter.  The changes to the rate of uninsured come nearly two years after Obamacare’s implementation, which went into effect October 2013.
 While the drop speaks to the mission of the health care law, Ed Haislmaier, a health policy expert, pointed to outside factors that affect the decrease in the number of uninsured Americans.  In an interview with The Daily Signal, Haislmaier, a senior research fellow in health policy at The Heritage Foundation, said that though it’s likely the Obama administration was likely “in the ballpark” for the changes in the number of uninsured, the survey had limitations.  Primarily, the government relied on answers from 26,121 respondents as opposed to an actual count, such as the number of people enrolled in health coverage, data that can be provided by health insurance companies.
“They’re trying to say how many people didn’t have coverage and extrapolate from that,” Haislmaier said.  Most notably, though, the survey failed to address an increase to the Medicaid rolls, which stemmed from Medicaid expansion created under Obamacare.  According to Haislmaier, Medicaid enrollment from January 2014 to March 2015 went from approximately 60.9 million to 71 million.

Judge Napolitano, Trey Gowdy: Hillary Could Face Email Criminal Prosecution

Judge Napolitano, Trey Gowdy: Hillary Could Face Email Criminal Prosecution

Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and the FBI’s role in the Benghazi investigation indicate the probe could result in criminal prosecutions, conservatives warned.
Trey Gowdy, the chair of the House committee investigating the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” that the same prosecutors who investigated former CIA Director David Petraeus are investigating Clinton’s email issues.

Gowdy said Clinton wanted to control information about the workings of her office while she was secretary of the State Department.
“She wanted to control access to the public record and she almost got away with it,” Gowdy said.
And while Gowdy was not saying if Clinton committed a crime, as “that was my old job” as a prosecutor, “I know her unique email arrangement is interfering with our ability of finding out what happened to the four Americans killed in Benghazi.”

The FBI, the nation’s “premier law service,” will answer the questions of criminal intent, Gowdy said, “and you don’t need a former prosecutor weighing in.”


Ivar Giaever: Global Warming Revisited (2015)

Published on Jul 8, 2015
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Seeing as this is such a hot topic on Facebook and across the internet, due to the speaker calling out Obama as being “dead wrong”, and the video has yet to be posted on YouTube, I figured I would be the first one. This speech was given by Ivar Griaever, who shares a Nobel Prize in Physics, on July 1, 2015. Hopefully this opens the door to a discussion on the topic here at YouTube.

The opinions expressed in this video do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster of the video (me!).


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Listen to the Chant Ferguson Protesters Were Caught on
Video Shouting Shortly Before Gunfire Erupted

Shortly before gunfire erupted during protests marking the anniversary of officer-involved fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, demonstrators were caught on video chanting that they were “ready for war.”
“Ready for what?! We’re ready for war!” the protesters chanted.    The video was tweeted by St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Paul Hampel at 10:47 p.m. central time — and gunfire rang out just after 11 p.m., police said. Police shot and critically injured one suspect who allegedly opened fire on plainclothes detectives.
Separately, police said a 17-year-old male has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon and one count of resisting arrest after he fired shots near the protesters late Sunday. He is being held on $100,000 bond.  The anniversary of Brown’s killing, which cast greater scrutiny on how police interact with black communities, has sparked days of renewed protests, though until Sunday they had been peaceful and without any arrests.  Before the gunfire, protesters were blocking traffic and confronting police. One person threw a glass bottle at officers but missed.

St. Louis County Police and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers (C) stand guard as protesters (foreground) march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015.  A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown’s killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured.       AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMAS        (Photo credit should read Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

For the first time in three consecutive nights of demonstrations, some officers were dressed in riot gear, including bullet-proof vests and helmets with shields. Police at one point early Monday shot smoke to disperse the crowd that lingered on West Florissant, Belmar said.
One officer was treated for cuts after a rock was thrown at his face, and two officers were pepper-sprayed by protesters, county police spokesman Officer Shawn McGuire said in an email. Five people were arrested, according to records McGuire released.


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The Iranian regime has filed a complaint with the International Atomic Energy Agency, alleging that the United States has already broken the Iran deal.  The complaint cites remarks by White House press secretary Josh Earnest about the possible use of military force in the long run, and the use of nuclear inspections to gain intelligence about Iran’s nuclear facilities in the meantime. These are frequent talking points that the White House uses to reassure legislators like  Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)  . Iran calls them a “material breach” of the nuclear deal itself.
According to the text of the Iran deal itself (page 20), any of the parties can treat “significant nonperformance” of the agreement “as grounds
to cease performing its commitments under this JCPOA.”  David Gerstman of Legal Insurrection notes that the 65 days it could take for the complaint process to be exhausted would line up almost exactly with the 60-day deadline for Congress to approve the deal. That would give Iran an excuse to use Congress’s rejection to justify its own withdrawal. Or Iran could just be building a case for pulling out on a whim later.
There are two more immediate consequences of Iran’s complaint.
One is to expose President Barack Obama’s “military option” as a complete fraud. Obama (and, this week, Schiff) claim that rejecting the deal would lead to war, while a war at a later date would be more advantageous due to intelligence the U.S. would gain through inspections.  As the Iranian complaint–correctly!–notes, the deal does not allow the U.S. to use the IAEA to gain intelligence on Iran. And the UN would now reject a war against Iran, since its prior resolutions have been cancelled.
The second consequence of Iran’s complaint is that the “robust debate” Obama claims he wants to have on the deal is about to be severely curtailed.  If remarks by Obama’s PR flack, or in congressional testimony, or on the op-ed pages can be construed as material breaches of the Iran deal, there may be pressure to cease all such talk.   In the same way that talk of “radical Islam” is seen as fueling terror, mere discussion of the “military option” may be taboo. We may soon find we have agreed to trade away that much of our liberty to a totalitarian regime.

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