Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 76
  1. #1
    Joined
    Mar 2002
    Location
    California
    Posts
    25,256

    Trump administration foreign policy & National Security

    The JV team has been kicked to the curb and the adults are moving in, things are moving pretty fast so far. Good start on who is filling some key positions.

    Trump’s Generals, Pt. 1: President’s security pros replace Obama political ‘hacks’


    On Friday, an event that was overshadowed by the inauguration ceremony was the swearing-in ceremony of retired Marine Corps General John F. Kelly as the new Secretary of Homeland Security. Secretary Kelly served in the United States Marine Corps for 45 years closing his career as the commander of the United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) in 2016. Secretary Kelly has held senior command positions in Iraq and as the Senior Military Assistant to two Secretaries of Defense.


    As President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Homeland Security, the highly decorated Gen. Kelly now leads the third largest federal bureaucracy in the U.S. including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the United States Secret Service.
    Gen. Kelly is another member of Trump’s national security team who actually have experience and expertise in defense, national security, counter-terrorism, law enforcement and other disciplines that require actual experience and education.


    For example, Kelly replaces President Barack Obama’s attorney-friend Jeh Johnson whose only real experience was donating money to the Obama campaigns. Gen. Kelly joins U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn (White House national security advisor), and Marine Gen. James Mattis (Secretary of Defense).


    “This is quite a lineup and Trump isn’t finished. He hopes to fill the CIA position with former West Point-graduate, U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo. And the Democrats, their water-carriers in the media and so-called human-rights organizations are troubled with these generals,” said for Marine officer and police commander Ross Carpentier. “But look who Obama had on his security team: Susan Rice? Ben Rhodes? Leon Panetta? Robert Gates? Valerie Jarrett? These were political hacks, for sure,” Carpentier quipped.



    . . .
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


  2. #2
    Joined
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Colorafornia, USSA
    Age
    44
    Posts
    13,483

    Re: Trump administration foreign policy & National Security

    Carlos Slim crawls out from under his rock to apparently show the world who is actually running Mexico.

    Speaking at a press conference in Mexico City, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said announced he is willing to help the government negotiate with Donald Trump, and called on Mexicans from all political parties to unite behind President Enrique Pena Nieto. In a rare news conference by the generally media-shy mogul, Slim said Mexico needed to negotiate from a position of strength, noting that Trump, who he called a "great negotiator," represented a major change in how politics is conducted.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-0...e-trump-tensio

    Slim's not stupid. He knows that things can go south (heh) for Mexico real quick if the Presidente attempts to play hardball with Trump. He's smart enough to know that Trump is not playing politics so much as he's entering negotiations with Mexico. Hopefully Nieto listens to him and gets to the table with Trump. Sorry Mexico, the days of you screwing us on trade our over. China, feel free to take notes.
    Not a GoodWhite.

  3. #3
    Joined
    Mar 2002
    Location
    California
    Posts
    25,256

    Re: Trump administration foreign policy & National Security

    Time to take a side.. ur either for us or agin' us... choose.

    Nikki Haley at the UN: “For those who don’t have our back, we’re taking names”


    A Trump-ian rhetorical flourish from a new ambassador who can sound pretty un-Trump-y when discussing foreign policy, especially on topics like NATO and Russia. One unintended effect of Obama’s idiotic parting shot at Israel in the Security Council, though, was to put Trump and the hawks in his party on the same page vis-a-vis the UN. Haley doesn’t mention that resolution specifically here but it’s the obvious context for her tough talk, especially with the House having condemned the UN for it a few weeks ago.


    Is U.S. funding for the UN going away? According to the Times, a draft executive order is circulating in the White House right now that would roll back U.S. funding for various UN agencies:

    . . .
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


  4. #4
    Joined
    May 2002
    Location
    A Little South of Sanity
    Posts
    9,489

    Re: Trump administration foreign policy & National Security

    ^^^ Prolly outta send the Waambulance on this one for standby duty to be ready when the whining starts.....

    Hillary +3

    "Walk Heavy, Stand Tall, Carry a Big Stick"
    Daily Driver - ASUS Z170-AR i7 6700, 16G RAM - Liquid Cooled
    Print/File Server - ASUS A7V880 XP-3200 Barton
    System Specifications

  5. #5
    Joined
    Mar 2002
    Location
    California
    Posts
    25,256

    Re: Trump administration foreign policy & National Security

    Someone who knows a thing or two about how effective walls are to help security chimes in...

    Netanyahu: "President Trump is Right, Border Wall a Great Idea"


    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a shout out to President Donald Trump on Saturday, saying that the U.S.-Mexican border wall is a "great idea."“President Trump is right,” tweeted Netanyahu, who is trying re-unite the old alliance. “I built a wall along Israel's southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea.”

    Follow

    Benjamin Netanyahu
    @netanyahu


    President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel's southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea
    7:55 AM - 28 Jan 2017






    According to the Israeli Defense Ministry, the fence has drastically reduced the number of illegal African migrants arriving in Israel. And the raising of the fence along with additional detection devices “significantly curbed the flow of illegal infiltration into Israel, with only 11 successful attempts to cross the fence throughout 2016,” it said.
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


  6. #6
    Joined
    May 2002
    Location
    A Little South of Sanity
    Posts
    9,489

    Re: Trump administration foreign policy & National Security

    Geez I sure hope they're not being meanies to them and slapping them around, making sure they get 3 hot meals a day and plenty of rest.

    You know how it upsets the Prius crowd if not.
    Hillary +3

    "Walk Heavy, Stand Tall, Carry a Big Stick"
    Daily Driver - ASUS Z170-AR i7 6700, 16G RAM - Liquid Cooled
    Print/File Server - ASUS A7V880 XP-3200 Barton
    System Specifications

  7. #7
    Joined
    Mar 2002
    Location
    California
    Posts
    25,256

    Re: Trump administration foreign policy & National Security

    The liberal bed wetters are doing what they do over Trumps immigration halt. Meanwhile, back in reality.

    Media HYPOCRISY: Obama Bombed 5 of 7 Countries Trump Banned


    Spin journalism: News stories or facts presented in a biased or slanted way in an attempt to influence public opinion. Otherwise known as “Prostitute Journalism.”

    American media are whores who spin. They create fake narratives at the urging of their handlers, mostly anti-American white elitist. Trump has but one way to win with the media–become a Democrat or some oppressed minority, but still a Democrats.



    The propagandists know that Obama and Congress put the same seven countries on President Trump’s temporary ban list. Further, they know that although many Muslims would be detained from those seven countries, over 1 billion Muslims from 46 Muslim-majority countries can travel to America unencumbered.


    They also know that of the seven Middle Eastern countries deemed security risks, Obama has bombed five of them.
    Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Somalia all came under the watchful droning of Barack Obama, in an effort to provide security for America.


    Media silence.


    Yet, Trump issues a travel ban, and tears, hysterics, and mass frenzy ensue.


    President Trump’s executive order delayed approximately 300 people at the airport. Worse than that happens with aircraft maintenance. But Nobel Peace Prize winner Obama bombs Muslim countries, and you can hear a mouse piss on cotton, as far as the Leftist outcry goes.

    . . .
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


  8. #8
    Joined
    May 2002
    Location
    A Little South of Sanity
    Posts
    9,489

    Re: Trump administration foreign policy & National Security

    ^^^^ Just sitting around waiting for an excuse to whine and throw rocks. Just like our little Libberal bed wetting babies do right here on any given day.
    Hillary +3

    "Walk Heavy, Stand Tall, Carry a Big Stick"
    Daily Driver - ASUS Z170-AR i7 6700, 16G RAM - Liquid Cooled
    Print/File Server - ASUS A7V880 XP-3200 Barton
    System Specifications

  9. #9
    Joined
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Kern River Valley, CA
    Age
    69
    Posts
    13,740

    Re: Trump administration foreign policy & National Security

    ^^ on Scooters linky dink there's an article at the bottom on the real reason Brad and Angelina divorced. That's right up the democrats alley...
    RUSSIANS!

    Crybaby Chucky!
    Nothingness Nancy!
    Fried Rice!
    Auntie Maxine!
    Comey!

  10. #10
    Joined
    Mar 2002
    Location
    California
    Posts
    25,256

    Re: Trump administration foreign policy & National Security

    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


  11. #11
    Joined
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Kern River Valley, CA
    Age
    69
    Posts
    13,740

    Re: Trump administration foreign policy & National Security

    ^^ Democrats don't think like that their knee jerk reaction is Blame America First and Foremost... I suspect indoctrinated logic...
    RUSSIANS!

    Crybaby Chucky!
    Nothingness Nancy!
    Fried Rice!
    Auntie Maxine!
    Comey!

  12. #12
    Joined
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Kern River Valley, CA
    Age
    69
    Posts
    13,740

    Re: Trump administration foreign policy & National Security

    Security Adviser Flynn says Iran ‘on notice’ after missile test

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017...on-notice.html


    Iran holds military exercise in defiance of US sanctions

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/02...sanctions.html

    I think it's high noon for Iran. It's way, way past time to start flexing some muscles. I would destroy their military one piece at a time.

    And they wonder why a ban on terrorist countries. It's nothing but BS.

    Iran has been killing Americans with no reprisal since the RR administration.
    RUSSIANS!

    Crybaby Chucky!
    Nothingness Nancy!
    Fried Rice!
    Auntie Maxine!
    Comey!

  13. #13
    Joined
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Kern River Valley, CA
    Age
    69
    Posts
    13,740

    Re: Trump administration foreign policy & National Security

    ^ I think I would target the radical Islamic religious leaders first.
    RUSSIANS!

    Crybaby Chucky!
    Nothingness Nancy!
    Fried Rice!
    Auntie Maxine!
    Comey!

  14. #14
    Joined
    May 2002
    Location
    A Little South of Sanity
    Posts
    9,489

    Re: Trump administration foreign policy & National Security

    Better call in the Waambulance.



    This is playing out better than I would have anticipated - an executive branch CIC that will actually ensure the laws get enforced.
    Hillary +3

    "Walk Heavy, Stand Tall, Carry a Big Stick"
    Daily Driver - ASUS Z170-AR i7 6700, 16G RAM - Liquid Cooled
    Print/File Server - ASUS A7V880 XP-3200 Barton
    System Specifications

  15. #15
    Joined
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Kern River Valley, CA
    Age
    69
    Posts
    13,740

    Re: Trump administration foreign policy & National Security

    Appeals court denies Trump request to immediately reinstate travel ban

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017...ravel-ban.html

    External wars I think we should avoid. This country is already at war internally. So far it has been a limited shooting/killing war. A war that started during Obama's first term he didn't condem it he encouraged violence. The limited violence could easily turn into widespread violence and killing. The Democratic Party is controlled by big money fascists. The Democratic Party is behaving like fascists if they don't tone it down there's big trouble ahead...
    Last edited by tucker; 02-05-2017 at 09:10 AM.
    RUSSIANS!

    Crybaby Chucky!
    Nothingness Nancy!
    Fried Rice!
    Auntie Maxine!
    Comey!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •