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Curt Smith
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Owner of the conservative blog Flopping Aces
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Marvel Comics has not had a good run in the news cycle lately. The most recent is not truly their fault, when one of their cartoonists inserted some ant-Semitic messages into a few strip panels. Marvel quickly acted and decisively, removing the panels from future printings and firing the artist. If they’re guilty of anything here, it’s poor proofreading. Unfortunately, Marvel faces far more serious problems, and these aren’t isolated to one employee and these are entirely Marvel’s fault. Via The Federalist’s Jon Del Arroz:

"Marvel Comics is on a steep decline. For nearly two decades their sales have plummeted, as they’ve flooded the stands with too many books and variant covers, killing the collector’s market.

Marvel’s transition from fun superhero adventures to political shilling began in 2011. Brian Michael Bendis, Portland resident and rabid left-wing writer, announced that he would be writing a “half-black, half-Hispanic Spider-Man” in a relaunch of the reboot version of Marvel they call the Ultimate Universe.

A year later, Marvel went for marketing to the social justice crowd through clickbait news again, this time with the X-Men. They announced that they would have the first gay wedding in comics, and again received droves of media coverage, which propelled “Astonishing X-Men” from its lagging sales of approximately 31,000 units to over 82,000 units. “Astonishing X-Men” was cancelled a year later due to low sales."

Arroz also goes on to do some good research into the political leanings of its authors, and let’s just say that when it comes to political views their is a staunch lack of diversity. And that might be why we saw additional changes:
Other transformations that Marvel decided to force onto their fans are a black, female Iron Man, a female Thor, a Muslim Ms. Marvel, and a black Captain America. Not to be outdone, DC Comics decided to make Green Lantern gay.

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Fights broke out the other day in Berkeley California between pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters.

"At least 21 people were arrested as Trump supporters and opponents clashed Saturday at a park in Berkeley, California, police said."

The bottom line is Trump supporters got tired of being beaten up, tired of one way violence. Video of a woman being punched is being splashed all over the left wing news. The mainstream news was very sympathetic to her.

But there's a lot more to the story.

(Sidebar: look at the crap Google gives you when you search for "woman assaulted at Trump rally" They give you virtually nothing about what you're looking for and everything about what they want you to read.)

Rachel Casey, who was assaulted at a Trump rally, got no such sympathy.

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Fights broke out the other day in Berkeley California between pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters.

"At least 21 people were arrested as Trump supporters and opponents clashed Saturday at a park in Berkeley, California, police said."

The bottom line is Trump supporters got tired of being beaten up, tired of one way violence. Video of a woman being punched is being splashed all over the left wing news. The mainstream news was very sympathetic to her.

But there's a lot more to the story.

(Sidebar: look at the crap Google gives you when you search for "woman assaulted at Trump rally" They give you virtually nothing about what you're looking for and everything about what they want you to read.)

Rachel Casey, who was assaulted at a Trump rally, got no such sympathy.

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That wiley W. It’s like he knew. Do you remember George W. Bush’s Axis of Evil? At one time, the Washington Post considered it to be part of the 4th most important State of the Union address.

“States like these, and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world. By seeking weapons of mass destruction, these regimes pose a grave and growing danger. They could provide these arms to terrorists, giving them the means to match their hatred. They could attack our allies or attempt to blackmail the United States. In any of these cases, the price of indifference would be catastrophic.”

Time called it one of the Top Ten SOTU moments. It was also one of the most prescient.

The countries in the Axis of Evil were Iraq, Iran, and North Korea. Since then Iraq has sort of been turned into an ally. How Iran found its way onto the list can seen here. Despite barack obama’s pathetic obsequiousness toward Iran, Iran marches toward nuclear weapons while spitting in America’s eye.

obama assumed that hardliners in Iran and North Korea were as stupid and gullible as were his supporters and that he alone would be able to persuade them to join the family of man.

Since then, obama has run off a string of total disasters. Iran cheats daily on the fabled obama agreement and obama ignored it.

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Today North Korea threatened the US with nuclear destruction if the US “at any sign of U.S. aggression.”

North Korea has fired several missiles over the last few months with limited success, but they are becoming more and more successful. The problem is that they have something to put on top of those missiles.

Nuclear weapons.

How did this happen? Didn’t a democrat President whose name rhymes with pill binton sign an agreement or something?

Let’s crank up the Wayback Machine again. It’s 1994. Bill Clinton talks up his nuclear deal with North Korea:

“This agreement is good for the United States, good for our allies, and good for the safety of the entire world,” Clinton said at the time. “It reduces the danger of the threat of nuclear spreading in the region. It’s a crucial step toward drawing North Korea into the global community.”

I guess it depends on the meaning of word “good.”

In fairness, Jimmy Carter deserves as much credit for the deal as does Bill Clinton.

It all failed. NK was cheating right from the start. But hold on. obama will do something. Right?

obama promised North Korea going nuclear would never be accepted:

“To be clear, the United States does not, and never will, accept North Korea as a nuclear state,” Obama said. “Far from achieving its stated national security and economic development goals, North Korea’s provocative and destabilizing actions have instead served to isolate and impoverish its people through its relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile capabilities.”

And what did he do?

Nothing. He left it for Donald Trump to sort out. Just as he did with Syria. All that was missing was another obama red line for Kim Jung Un.

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The chemical weapon attack by the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad on the rebel-held town Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib Province on April 4 once again underscores what a foreign policy failure President Obama was and what a serial liar Susan Rice is.

On January 16, 2017, Rice, who served as U.N. Ambassador during Obama’s first term and was rewarded for her Benghazi lies with the post of National Security Advisor, where she could be compelled to testify before Congress,

Gave what amounted to an exit interview with NPR. During the interview she crowed about the Obama administration’s success in eliminating the threat of Syrian chemical weapons:

"We were able to find a solution that didn't necessitate the use of force that actually removed the chemical weapons that were known from Syria, in a way that the use of force would never have accomplished. Our aim in contemplating the use of force following the use of chemical weapons in August of 2013 was not to intervene in the civil war, not to become involved in the combat between Assad and the opposition, but to deal with the threat of chemical weapons by virtue of the diplomacy that we did with Russia and with the Security Council. We were able to get the Syrian government to voluntarily and verifiably give up its chemical weapons stockpile."

Tell that, Ms. Rice, to the children of Khan Sheikoun who succumbed to the horrible effects of the sarin gas dropped on them by Syrian forces with the support of their Russian allies. You and your boss colluded with the Russians to keep Assad in power and give Russia a free hand in Syria. Your claim of having removed the threat of Syrian chemical weapons was a lie, as phony as the statement President Obama made after the tragedy of Aleppo. As CNBC reported the statement President Obama made as he washed his hands of all guilt and responsibility:

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Accolades from both sides of the aisle and from foreign policy experts continue to flow to Donald Trump for his surgical strike in Syria.

Trump’s actions also brought out the mental illness in democrats. Lawrence O’Donnell went off the rails:

"O’Donnell said, “[W]ouldn’t it be nice if it was just completely, totally, absolutely impossible to suspect that Vladimir Putin orchestrated what happened in Syria this week so that his friend in the White House could have a big night, with missiles, and all of the praise he’s picked up over the last 24 hours? Wouldn’t it be so nice if you couldn’t even in your wildest dreams imagine a scenario like that?”"

Another idiot democrat (but I repeat myself) suggested that Trump might have been distracting from his collusion with Putin by destroying tens of millions of dollars in Putin’s assets. You can’t make this stuff up.

Syria’s use of chemical weapons this week made one thing very clear- the obama administration was made up of liars and fools. They assured us that all chemical weapons were removed from Assad’s hands. As recently as January the inveterate serial liar Susan Rice spoke about how the obama administration had so skillfully removed all the chemical weapons from Syria:

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Accolades from both sides of the aisle and from foreign policy experts continue to flow to Donald Trump for his surgical strike in Syria.

Trump’s actions also brought out the mental illness in democrats. Lawrence O’Donnell went off the rails:

"O’Donnell said, “[W]ouldn’t it be nice if it was just completely, totally, absolutely impossible to suspect that Vladimir Putin orchestrated what happened in Syria this week so that his friend in the White House could have a big night, with missiles, and all of the praise he’s picked up over the last 24 hours? Wouldn’t it be so nice if you couldn’t even in your wildest dreams imagine a scenario like that?”"

Another idiot democrat (but I repeat myself) suggested that Trump might have been distracting from his collusion with Putin by destroying tens of millions of dollars in Putin’s assets. You can’t make this stuff up.

Syria’s use of chemical weapons this week made one thing very clear- the obama administration was made up of liars and fools. They assured us that all chemical weapons were removed from Assad’s hands. As recently as January the inveterate serial liar Susan Rice spoke about how the obama administration had so skillfully removed all the chemical weapons from Syria:

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Let’s do a quick re-cap on the past 27yrs of America’s War in Iraq (1990-2017):

1990-Iraq had the 4th largest army in the world (about the size of Spain, Italy, France, and Britain combined). They had chemical, biological, and were working on making an atomic bomb (even had the bomb ready, but not the radioactive material).

1991-Iraq was invaded by a United Nations Coalition of forces, driven from Kuwait, and forced to agree to terms of surrender; terms which included getting rid of WMD.

What’s WMD? WMD stands for Weapon of Mass Destruction. It’s a term often used to describe chemical weapons, biological weapons like weaponized bacteria, radiological weapons like dirty bombs, and atomic bombs. It’s a lot easier for people in power to just say, “WMD” than all the rest. The United Nations calls them, “proscribed weapons;” meaning weapons that are too horrific to use because they kill 100% indiscriminately, their use almost certainly causes civilian casualties, and people don’t just die when they’re used…they die extra slowly and painfully.

This is where things get tricky. Just like war-wagers like generals, and U.N. diplomats prefer the acronym “WMD” to the long list of really bad weapons, so too do politicians, mass media, and people prefer to use it too. There’s a problem with that, however. In March 2003, after 6+ months of political and military buildup, the United States invaded Iraq, and unreported/hidden WMD in Iraq was one of the many reasons given for the invasion.

Politicians debated if there was a WMD threat. That meant the mass media would debate it, and the rest of us wind up debating it too. For 14yrs the debate about Iraq and WMD has continued. Kids who were 4 when the nation was invaded are 18 now and being sent into Iraq as soldiers, and the debate continues: did Saddam have WMD/was Iraq a WMD threat?

In late 2002, half a year before the invasion, the Bush administration claimed that Saddam was a WMD threat. They said there had been no U.N. WMD inspections in Iraq for 4 years (since Saddam kicked the U.N. out in December 1998). He was right on that. What he didn’t tell the world was that in those 4yrs the U.S. didn’t have a single spy inside Iraq-not one! The last thing anyone knew about Saddam’s WMD program (according to President Clinton) was that after the December 1998 American bombing campaign on Iraq, much of their WMD threat was reduced, but it was not 100% destroyed. Moreover, the Bush Administration showed satellite pictures of the WMD facilities that had been hit in 1998, and had been rebuilt by 2002. They didn’t know what was going on in the buildings because there were no U.N. inspectors and no U.S. spies in Iraq during those 4yrs.

The Bush Administration’s WMD-threat-argument was based on very limited information. His speeches reflected this. If you go back and read them you’ll see that not until the eve of the invasion did he really start saying, ‘Iraq has this WMD and that WMD.’ Instead it was always, ‘Iraq had this sort of WMD, and they haven’t accounted for it with the U.N. Most of the Bush administration claims were of missing or unaccounted for WMD; weapons that Iraq told the U.N. it had, but had not told the U.N. if or how they were destroyed.

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Last night Donald Trump ordered an attack on Syria. In less than 100 days, Trump has taken more action against Assad than obama did in eight years. The attack was appropriate, measured and proportional. It sent a message.

To Assad and to North Korea.

Trump did not have to set a red line and then walk away from it.

It seems the evidence was slam dunk. I watched retired Four Star general Jack Keane say we had military personnel on the ground who witnessed the aircraft drop the bomb and that we have radar tracking that traced the aircraft departure from and return to this targeted airfield. This is largely confirmed here.

"Syrian fixed-wing aircraft dropped chemical weapons on civilians in Idlib earlier this week, two U.S. military officials told NBC News.

The U.S. military saw the aircraft on a radar and watched them drop the bombs, the officials said. The radar soon picked up the flashes and booms in the rebel-held area of Syria."

It remains intriguing that Syria was able to mount a chemical weapon attack as both John Kerry and barack obama assured us that all chemical weapons had been removed from Syria.

One wonders where the chemical agents originated. It was suggested that Saddam moved his WMD’s to Syria– by Obama DNI James Clapper:

"WASHINGTON — The director of a top U.S. spy agency said Tuesday that he believes that material from Iraq’s illicit weapons program had been transported into Syria and perhaps other countries as part of an effort by the Iraqis to disperse and destroy evidence immediately before the recent war."

The Trump administration’s apparent acceptance of the Syrian regime may well have been another Trump ruse to inspire Assad to commit an act which necessitated a response.
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