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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Lindsey Graham: Obama Officials Worried About Being 'Exposed' by Declassification
[Daily Caller] Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham asserted Sunday that the former government officials opposing declassification of Russia probe documents "are worried about being exposed."

In an interview on "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace, Graham also argued Democrats are unconcerned with whether the FBI misled the federal surveillance court in order to obtain Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

"I want all the documents around the FISA warrant application released. I want to find out exactly how the counterintelligence operation began," Graham said. "I think transparency is good for the American people. Not one Democrat seems to care."

"I wish some Democrat would come forward to find out if the FISA court was defrauded by the FBI and the Department of Justice."

On Thursday, President Trump granted Attorney General William Barr the authority to declassify documents from the Russia probe. He also instructed the heads of several federal agencies, including the CIA and FBI, to provide documents to Barr as part of his review of the origins of the investigation. (RELATED: Ex-CIA Officials Fume About Declassification Order, Ignoring Previous Leaks Of Secret Sources And Methods)

Barr is looking into the origins of the FBI’s Russia investigation, as well as the surveillance activities carried out by the FBI and CIA against Trump associates.

Republicans have sought declassification of documents related to the FBI’s handling of the Steele dossier. The bureau relied on the document, which was unverified and funded by the Clinton campaign and DNC, in applications for the Carter Page FISA warrants.

Trump’s order has prompted a backlash from numerous Obama administration officials, including former CIA Director John Brennan.

Related: EX-CIA OFFICIALS FUME ABOUT DECLASSIFICATION ORDER, IGNORING PREVIOUS LEAKS OF SECRET SOURCES AND METHODS
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/28/2019 02:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [251 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Worried about exposure? Tough shit.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/28/2019 8:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Backlash? I'm not entirely certain they fully understand the concept, yet, anyway.
Posted by: Cesare || 05/28/2019 8:51 Comments || Top||

#3  I think we need to wait until the 2020 election is a little closer. You know, the media and voters have short memories and attention spans.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/28/2019 11:37 Comments || Top||


Great White North
A Professor Who Argues Against Multicultural Ideology and for Western Exceptionalism Now Fears for His Job
[PJ] I have met University of New Brunswick sociologist and co-founder of the blog Council of European Canadians Ricardo Duchesne only once and found him reserved, thoughtful and modest. A brilliant writer and genuine scholar, he has authored two impeccably-researched volumes on the history of Western civilization and the settler domestication of pre-industrial lands.

In an earlier article for PJ Media, I had occasion to mention Duchesne, who writes in Canada in Decay ‐ one of the most important books in our national literature explaining the emergence of the ideology of immigrant multiculturalism ‐ that Canada is an extreme, though not unique, example of impending ethnocide, "promoting its own replacement by foreigners from other races, religions and cultures." As Duchesne points out in The Uniqueness of Western Civilization, the same form of national self-deprecation we note in Canada is at work in most Western nations today.

Before multiculturalism took root, Duchesne argues, Canada was not an immigrant nation, as the cliché has it, but a European nation built by settlers and pioneers. The same formulation applies to the U.S. and Australia. He notes a critical difference between categories of newcomers: pioneers create, immigrants contribute (at their best). Multiculturalism, however, which radically changes the identity of a country, is neither a creation nor a contribution; it is "an experiment imposed from above." Tensions inevitably arise between the rapidly shrinking European majority and the multi-ethnic, culturally alien brew that is displacing it.

Duschesne lays out his agenda in The Uniqueness of Western Civilization. His central contention, he writes, "will be that the West has always existed in a state of variance from the rest of the world’s cultures," divergences that include, among a plethora of others, "the ’Greek miracle’, the Roman invention of the legal persona, the Papal revolution, the invention of mechanical clocks, the Portuguese voyages of discovery, the Gutenberg revolution, the Cartographic revolution, the Protestant Reformation, the ’rational’ mercantilist state and the ’industrial enlightenment.’" He has no doubt that the "ideals of freedom and the reasoned pursuit of truth were cultivated and realized in the course of Western time."

Predictably, Duchesne has been attacked as a white supremacist in the leftist media ‐ The Huffington Post, the CBC, Global TV, and other venues ‐ and by an open-letter cabal of 25 of his UNB colleagues engaged in a war against "hate" ‐ that is, against anything that disagrees with their anti-Western ideology. He will almost certainly find himself under formal investigation by the university, which is now reviewing complaints against him.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/28/2019 02:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [294 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I take it that there isn't tenure in the Canadian university system..
Posted by: Raj || 05/28/2019 7:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Predictably, Duchesne has been attacked as a white supremacist in the leftist racist media.

Fixed for honest clarification.
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/28/2019 7:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Academic freedom to express ideas has been dead for awhile. Maybe resurrection in universities is possible with time and a lot of cleaning out.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/28/2019 8:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Ricardo Duchesne

He ain't Blacky DuQuesne
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/28/2019 12:06 Comments || Top||

#5  Remember how they treated Jordan Peterson ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/28/2019 14:41 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
US Navy pilots say they saw UFOs that 'flew at hypersonic speeds at altitudes of 30,000ft over Virginia and Florida almost every day'
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/28/2019 09:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [290 views] Top|| File under:

#1  “No shit, there I was...”
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/28/2019 13:41 Comments || Top||

#2  "...in Florida"
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/28/2019 17:53 Comments || Top||

#3  WOW! Really? Yo-yo Dyne has been rumored to be working on some sekrit projektt.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 05/28/2019 22:22 Comments || Top||


Terror Networks
Why Iran's Cash Crunch isn't Disabling Hezbollah Yet.
The other reason why I don’t do drugs.
[TheFederalist] Hezbollah has diversified its income away from Iran in recent years. Now, sanctions and a cash crunch in its Iranian money supply might actually enbolden their evil activities.

Iran’s global battering ram, the U.S.-designated terrorist group Lebanese Hezbollah, has entered such dire financial straits that it can no longer supply free groceries to its employees and beseeches the people to fill donation boxes. So said The Washington Post in a May 18 story, which squared with a March 28 story in The New York Times. Both papers report tough times for the terror group as a result of President Donald Trump’s to-the-bone-marrow sanctions against the group’s primary patron, Iran, which has had to cut subsidies.

The cuts have forced Hezbollah fighter furloughs from Syria, staff layoffs at its Al-Manar Internet TV station, slashes in salaries and reimbursement expenses, and jihad donation boxes deployed all over Lebanon, the newspapers report.

These reports come at an auspicious time. Wittingly or not, the reports feed a narrative that Democratic presidential candidates and their supporters are using to paint the Trump administration as incompetent or mendacious in redeploying a carrier battle group in response to intelligence that Iran is preparing first strikes. The narrative says President Trump and his people are purposefully over-weighting the threat of Iran and Hezbollah as a pretext for another war quagmire like Iraq.

But the newspapers leave important information and context unaddressed. Even if it suffers the effects of bad cash flow, Hezbollah is not on the ropes. As Iran’s global tool of retribution and coercion, and battle-hardened from years of fighting in Syria, it remains a highly dangerous threat to the United States and its allies.

Left unsaid by both the Post and the Times is that Hezbollah achieved significant financial autonomy from Iran more than a decade ago. How? Starting in about 2006, it moved into Latin America and hit it very big in the international cocaine trafficking industry.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 05/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [273 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  Haven't burned thru the $400M yet?
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/28/2019 10:22 Comments || Top||

#2  how much Hezbollah gets from its drug trafficking is disputed

Since Obama left office the US has been able to disrupt their drug trade in the US

since the Venezuela economy collapsed there isn't much coming out of that either

Columbia has cracked down also but not sure about the other Latin American countries

also, the profit margin on drug trafficking is subject to speculation also; most figure it at about 10% of gross
Posted by: lord garth || 05/28/2019 12:04 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Watermoron
[AmericanThinker]
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/28/2019 12:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under:


The Lieutenant Wouldn't Like It
h/t Instapundit
When I tell people I was raised in Heinlein’s books, they laugh a little.

They shouldn’t.

I started reading Heinlein as a teenager as the world around me fell into dual madness, because more and more of my teachers were boomers full of the ideas of the late sixties early seventies, and the country itself was spiraling further and further into Marxist insanity.

Heinlein’s books were a refuge, where logic made sense, things worked, and I often found that he could explain things I couldn’t. Or not explain exactly, but get beneath the level of indoctrination and slogans, to make people understand the other point of view.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/28/2019 12:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [175 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And now we have rockets that take off and land on their tails, just like RAH said they should.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 05/28/2019 22:28 Comments || Top||


The Problem With Capitalism? We Don't Have Enough of It.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/28/2019 06:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And the second problem is that many "capitalists" have gone all in on ingratiating themselves with their natural enemies and attacking their natural allies for the sake of wokeness brownie points and rentier privileges.

May they have joy of their Niemollering.
Posted by: charger || 05/28/2019 9:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Capitalism is a contact sport. Not a participation trophy sport. Like communism, some eggs will be broken. Unlike communism, there will be an omelet.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/28/2019 11:35 Comments || Top||

#3  In communism the Party Officials eat the omelette and the workers get to line up to lick the pots and pans. The scene in Oliver Twist shows how the Elite reacts when the Rabble ask for "More".
Posted by: magpie || 05/28/2019 12:02 Comments || Top||



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  IS claims responsibility for a Bangladesh explosion
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Sat 2019-05-25
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Fri 2019-05-24
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