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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Democratic strategist rips Obama for not doing enough to stop Russian election interference
[Washington Examiner] A prominent Democratic strategist said Friday the Obama administration should have been more proactive about curbing Russian influence in the election.

Mary Anne Marsh, once a senior adviser for former Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., told Fox News that she did not "believe the Obama team and President Obama did enough," even though there were clear signs of Russian intent to manipulate the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

The former Kerry adviser said she believes the Obama administration had a duty to go above the Senate's objection to issuing a bipartisan joint resolution addressing the Russia concerns.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/20/2019 06:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6487 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Russian influence in the election was the essential 'cover for action' and a key and integral part of the project to take-down Trump.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/20/2019 6:48 Comments || Top||

#2  I'll go with someone's take from yesterday - Obama was too busy blowing the Iranian mullahs to care about this.

Then again, both takes are right to one degree or another.
Posted by: Raj || 04/20/2019 6:57 Comments || Top||

#3  While he served us well, the party no longer requires the services of comrade Obama.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/20/2019 7:03 Comments || Top||

#4  What did you think he meant when he said he'd be more flexible?

The Dems have no more need for the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.
Posted by: AlanC || 04/20/2019 7:44 Comments || Top||

#5  She figured that out, did she? Must be a frickin' genius! /sarc

In fairness, I think Baraq is fairly typical of senior management types I encountered in the IT business - totally ignorant when it comes to technology issues but too arrogant to listen to the lowly working class types who work with computers every day. Of course, it is also quite possible he was distracted by his vices, too damn lazy to study the issues or had sinister motives for letting the Chinese and Russians hack the hell out of our computer systems.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 04/20/2019 11:03 Comments || Top||

#6  Democratic strategist rips Obama for not doing enough to stop Russian election interference

Surprised? It was as planned and a part of the cover-up.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/20/2019 12:17 Comments || Top||

#7  JQC, it was not well planned because those a**brains can't thing that far ahead....BUT they always have a backup plan to make themselves "look" good in the coverup.

I despise them all.
Posted by: AlanC || 04/20/2019 16:30 Comments || Top||


Rush Limbaugh says Mueller report should read: 'Trump attempted to obstruct our coup'
[Wash Times] Rush Limbaugh says special counsel Robert Mueller’s 400-page report would have been more accurate if he had openly lamented President Trump’s attempt to obstruct a silent "coup."

The man behind the "golden EIB microphone" said on Thursday’s show that hundreds of pages were not needed to explain the details of an investigation that concluded with zero criminal charges against the president.

Mr. Limbaugh told his audience that the lengthy report exist primarily to fuel biased media attacks against Mr. Trump.

"This wasn’t an investigation," he said. "It was an attempt at a coup. It was an attempt to throw Donald Trump out of office and nullify the election results of 2016. It was disguised as an investigation."

The longtime conservative talk-radio host noted that the report "recounts everything you’ve read in the New York Times and the Washington Post about collusion before concluding there wasn’t any! It’s made to order for people who want to continue running this operation to get rid of Trump. ... The report itself says there was no collusion."

Mr. Limbaugh said journalists will now opine on Mr. Trump’s motivations and whom he could have fired ‐ but didn’t.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/20/2019 01:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Obstruction and collusion were O.K. for Obama and the Dems. For the Pubs it is not. A Pub defending himself is collusion and obstruction. Reeks of hypocrisy. I thought star chambers and kangaroo courts were not the way of our country. Sounds more like The National Socialist German Workers' Party run-up to power prior to WWII. The only thing missing is the Beer Hall Putsch, (also known as the Munich Putsch) of 1923. It's not missing if one considers the DOJ and FBI coup-attempt against Trump. Only the beer is missing.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/20/2019 12:16 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Pope Francis Mourns Excess Carbon Emissions Given Off By Notre Dame Fire
[Babylon Bee] VATICAN CITY‐Pope Francis has called for a time of mourning within the Catholic Church after the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burned earlier this week.

The period of mourning is said to be a time of weeping for the extra carbon dioxide emissions let off into the air from the fires.

"It is so tragic to see this beautiful, 900-year-old building go up in smoke---smoke that will continue to change our climate, the most pressing spiritual issue for the church today," Francis said. "As I saw the flames leap upward toward the sky, all I could think of was the bleak future we are contributing toward as our kids only have a decade left on this planet."

"Hail Mary, full of grace. Please cool our planet," he then muttered in a heartfelt prayer.

Pope Francis has encouraged Catholics to purchase indulgences to help rebuild the building and buy carbon credits to offset the damage to the climate the fire caused.

"Whenever a carbon credit purchase rings, another soul from purgatory springs," he said.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/20/2019 01:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Funny - my initial guess was not satire. Am I turning into you-know-who?
Posted by: Raj || 04/20/2019 7:09 Comments || Top||

#2  I thought the same thing Raj.
Posted by: warthogswife || 04/20/2019 10:49 Comments || Top||

#3  Came across this the other day, didn't get around to posting it.

I had to double-check I was at Babylon Bee, and still wasn't sure. Just brutal.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/20/2019 12:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Just when you think that the Babylon Bee can't get any funnier...
Posted by: Tom || 04/20/2019 14:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Somebody's got to pickup the slack with the demise ov World Weekly News
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 04/20/2019 16:37 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
25 Years After The Rwandan Genocide, The West Still Hasn't Learned The Right Lesson
BLUF:
[The Federalist] After the genocide, many blamed the Western powers such as the United States, United Kingdom, and France for doing too little to stop the genocide. Yet ethnic conflicts are always so complex. Many times it is hard for outsiders to tell the villains from the innocents. And the West, including the United States, has a very mixed record of interventions in the past. Not all lead to success.

It seems that since the Rwandan genocide, the West has been trying to correct its wrongs with money. Not surprisingly, 40 percent of the Rwandan government’s budget depends on foreign aid, with the United States and United Kingdom the two biggest donors. Despite the troubling human rights reports about Rwanda, the money keeps coming. Kagame can often be seen easily mingling with Western politicians and business people, even getting former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair to advise him.

Michela Wrong, a journalist for The Spectator, wrote a piece on Rwanada with an alarming title, “Rwanda is sliding into a new tragedy. And this time we’re funding it.”

I asked Coleman if she thought the West has learned its lesson. She shook her head. In her opinion, Kagame is able to manipulate the international message about Rwanda. “People in the west need to learn the truth about Rwanda,” she says. “The West needs to learn the truth of whom they are dealing with before lending their support. ” Otherwise, all the West is doing is spending taxpayers’ money to prop up one ruthless authoritarian after another.

I asked her if she thought the genocide could happen again. She said yes. The ethnic tension still exists—it’s only being suppressed by a strongman.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/20/2019 06:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6521 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Since children inherited the tribal identity of their fathers....

Embedded takeaway.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/20/2019 6:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Ah, lesson - the world's sins are their problems. We aint buying the con anymore. Diversity you understand. Celebrate it!
Posted by: P2kontheroad || 04/20/2019 6:43 Comments || Top||

#3  After the genocide, many blamed the Western powers such as the United States, United Kingdom, and France for doing too little to stop the genocide.

Talk about having it both ways - the burden apparently always falls on 'Western powers' whenever there's a major cock-up overseas, then the armchair QB's (like our own Herb McCoy, for instance) get to play the blame game with hindsight providing the 20/20 lens when a less than perfect result crops up.

Do I have that right?
Posted by: Raj || 04/20/2019 7:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Talkabout having it both ways - the burden apparently always falls on 'Western powers'

Of course you have it right. We all know whom it is that can never be blamed or held to account for their own brutal actions.

Perhaps another 60,000 to 80,000 years of global interaction will bring about a degree of civilization.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/20/2019 7:07 Comments || Top||

#5  The Clintons and Bath House Barry never hesitate to use the savagery of others as an excuse for promoting their own politics. Rwanda, Kosovo, etc. They don't feel those people's pain at all, but they sure do find it useful. I'm going to add Boosh to that assessment as well...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/20/2019 8:00 Comments || Top||

#6  We're $20 some trillion in debt and yet we still give billions to prop up corrupt dictatorships all over the Third World. There's gotta be some graft in all that.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 04/20/2019 11:25 Comments || Top||

#7  Raj,
To be fair to Herb, he's a skeptic about American meddling in other countries for "good" or "bad" reasons.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 04/20/2019 13:38 Comments || Top||

#8  Wow, people talk about me when I'm not here? I'm so touched.

And they invent things I didn't say and then put them in my mouth, and then criticize me for the things I didn't say? Wow, just like a leftist. Good job there.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 04/20/2019 14:48 Comments || Top||

#9  I'm so touched.

By your self doesn't count.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/20/2019 16:01 Comments || Top||

#10  It's not about you. You're a meme now
Posted by: Frank G || 04/20/2019 16:42 Comments || Top||

#11  The lesson of Rwanda is they don't need guns to slaughter enemies wholesale so we shouldn't get involved.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/20/2019 22:08 Comments || Top||


Europe
War in Donbas: Local youth turn their backs on Ukraine (video)
[France24] The two finalists in Sunday’s presidential election in Ukraine share at least one common point: both have promised to end the ongoing war in the country's easternmost region. The conflict began in 2014, when pro-Moscow separatists took control of the Donbas area, resulting in the founding of two self-proclaimed republics.

Five years later, they both have their own armies and political institutions. Special correspondent Jonathan Walsh gained access to the Donetsk self-proclaimed republic where many younger residents appear to be resolute in their decision to turn their backs on Ukraine.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/20/2019 01:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under:


Home Front: Politix
The Mueller Report becomes a tar baby for the Democrats
[American Thinker] Now that the Mueller Report is out, Democrats are in a quandary.

Unable to admit they were utterly wrong about sleazy Democratic operative Robbie Mook's original Trump-colluded-with-the-Russians-to-steal-the-election-from-Hillary-Clinton narrative, they're now scanning every nook and cranny of the Mueller report to find something useful to use to impeach the president. A very good analysis from the San Francisco Chronicle's John Wildermuth and Tal Kopan points to how problematic that is, given that the report had far fewer redactions to holler about than they'd hoped:
Democrats have spent weeks demanding access to the full, unredacted Mueller report, anticipating that Attorney General William Barr would heavily censor it. The focus on redactions served as a way of deflecting questions about impeachment.

But what Barr released was largely understandable and minimally redacted, with plenty of details Democrats could seize on to impugn Trump. Now the pressure is on Democrats to decide whether to consider impeachment, something that would please progressives but take attention away from practically anything else the party would like to focus on heading into the 2020 election cycle.

Few redactions means less to speculate about. Yet the Democrats can't stop themselves from focus on impeachment, and the Mueller Report means they have very little fuel for their bonfire. So they are left yelling about nothing and can't stop themselves.

It really is a bad situation for them, a tar baby, as the term goes, a problem situation that is only aggravated by additional involvement in it. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer and House speaker Nancy Pelosi are taking their fire to Attorney General Bill Barr as their means of keeping the fires burning.

Meanwhile, the far-left crazytown vanguard among the Democrats (Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the toilet-mouthed Rashida Tlaib) are barreling right ahead with an impeachment resolution, something they got themselves elected on.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/20/2019 01:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6515 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Heh, Tar Baby. I can relate.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 04/20/2019 7:37 Comments || Top||

#2  LOL!
Posted by: Frank G || 04/20/2019 8:09 Comments || Top||

#3  "...tah baby ain't sayin' nothin'..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/20/2019 8:17 Comments || Top||

#4  BrerRabbit. Someone is pitching right across the plate for you on that one. LOL
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/20/2019 12:06 Comments || Top||

#5  I'm seeing landslide. The Dems are incapable of being sane long enough.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/20/2019 22:05 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
The roots of extremism
[DAWN] EXTREMIST forces of Evil receive considerable support from their apologists who take exception to criticism of religious extremism and claim this is not the only form of extremism. The point is valid though there can be no bar to examining faith-based intolerance alone. A brief inquiry will show that the various forms of extremism have common roots.

For want of a standard definition in the context of Pakistain’s environment, extremism may be defined as irreconcilable hostility to other people’s religion or sect, their culture and customs, rejection of the rights of minority communities and women, and determination to convert them through inducement or intimidation or eliminate them through physical violence, including terrorist acts.

Women constitute the largest single group of people in Pakistain that are victims of bully boys’ violence. A recently released report of a survey conducted by the United Nations
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 04/20/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Seen everyday at k-mart hair salons across the globe cheap perms and color jobs will do that!
Posted by: Omorong Black8889 || 04/20/2019 9:06 Comments || Top||



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  Woman killed after shots fired during violent riots in Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Fri 2019-04-19
  Islamic State Declared A New Wilaya In Africa
Thu 2019-04-18
  German Police Arrest Man Suspected Of Recruiting ISIS Members To Syria
Wed 2019-04-17
  Houthis in Yemen introduced a new airburst ballistic missile that spreads 14,000 pieces of shrapnel over a large area
Tue 2019-04-16
  Violence and dozens of arson attacks in Copenhagen after anti-Islam politician throws Koran in migrant neighbourhood
Mon 2019-04-15
  Notre Dame Cathedral is burning
Sun 2019-04-14
  Taliban’s shadow governor for Helmand succumbs to injuries sustained in an airstrike
Sat 2019-04-13
  Algerian police fire water cannon at protesters
Fri 2019-04-12
  Sudan President al-Bashir officially arrested
Thu 2019-04-11
  Ecuador withdraws asylum from Julian Assange, arrested by UK police
Wed 2019-04-10
  Election Council Rejects Erdogan's Party Demand for Full Istanbul Recount
Tue 2019-04-09
  Maryland man accused of stealing U-Haul truck in 'ISIS-inspired attack'
Mon 2019-04-08
  Major showdown brewing in Tripoli as rival Libyan forces clash near capital city
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  Libya U.S. forces supporting U.S. Africa Command temporarily relocated
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  Egypt kills hundreds of suspected militants in disputed gun battles

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