Quaint U.S. Town: Hussein Tries to Behead Cop

A 46-year-old man identified as Hussein Hassan attacked a police officer in Kennewick, Washington, over the weekend with a large sword, striking at the officer’s head before he was shot and killed.

A spokesman for the police said two officers responded to a 9-1-1 call at 6:38 p.m. Sunday about a man walking down Olympia Street near 10th Avenue armed with a sword.

The two officers arrived on the scene at the same time in separate cars at about 6:40 p.m. One officer got out of his car to confront Hassan and police say the man started swinging the sword, striking the officer at least once in the head with the blade . . .

The officer was treated and released from an area hospital after receiving 17 staples to close the head wound.

Almost 24 hours later, on Monday evening, police identified the dead man as Hassan, but gave only scant details – his age and current city of residence. (Read more from “Quaint U.S. Town: Hussein Tries to Behead Cop” HERE)

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Americans’ Debt Level Notches a New Record High

Americans’ debt level notched another record high in the second quarter, after having earlier in the year surpassed its pre-crisis peak, on the back of modest rises in mortgage, auto and credit card debt, where delinquencies jumped.

Total U.S. household debt was $12.84 trillion in the three months to June, up $552 billion from a year ago, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York report published on Tuesday.

The proportion of overall debt that was delinquent, at 4.8 percent, was on par with the previous quarter. However a red flag was raised over the transitions of credit card balances into delinquency, which the New York Fed said “ticked up notably.”

Loosening lending standards have allowed borrowers with lower credit scores to access credit cards, Andrew Haughwout, an in-house economist, said in the report. (Read more from “Americans’ Debt Level Notches a New Record High” HERE)

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Media Desperately Wanted This Tweet From the Top Marine General to Be About Trump. They Were Wrong

Liberal journalists assumed a Tuesday tweet from U.S. Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller was a subtle diss at President Donald Trump, and implied that the military might be disavowing its commander in chief.

Neller was actually referring to reports of a former Marine who led a white supremacist group in the so-called “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, The Daily Caller News Foundation confirmed.

“No place for racial hatred or extremism in @USMC. Our core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment frame the way Marines live and act,” Neller tweeted.

Several journalists were quick to point out that Neller’s tweet came after Trump avoided placing blame for Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville, Va., solely on alt-right and neo-Nazi groups. They implied Neller was speaking out against the president’s position towards white supremacists.

“[Neller’s] remarks were in response to reporting of a former Marine linked to a hate group,” a spokesman for Neller told TheDCNF in a statement. (Read more from “Media Desperately Wanted This Tweet From the Top Marine General to Be About Trump. They Were Wrong” HERE)

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Donald Trump Defends His Statement on Charlottesville, Saying There Was Blame on Both Sides

By News Corp Australia Network. COMBATIVE and insistent, President Donald Trump declared “there is blame on both sides” for the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville, appearing to once again equate the actions of white supremacist groups and those protesting them.

In an extraordinary press conference, Mr Trump said the groups protesting against white supremacists in Charlottesville were “also very violent.” He also claimed there were “fine people” protesting against the removal of Confederate symbols.

“You had some fine people. But you also had trouble makers,” he told media at Trump Tower . . .

“There are two sides to a story,” he said. He added that some facts about the violence still aren’t known.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan wrote: “We must be clear. White supremacy is repulsive. This bigotry is counter to all this country stands for. There can be no moral ambiguity.”

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Trump Claims There Were People at White Nationalist Rally Who Just Wanted to Save a Statue

By Alex Pfeiffer. President Donald Trump defended certain elements of the white nationalist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend on Tuesday, saying that there were people who just wanted to protect the statue of Robert E. Lee.

Trump held a news conference at Trump Tower in New York City and addressed the uproar he has received for his initial tepid response to violence surrounding a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville on Saturday. The president criticized media coverage and said that both white nationalists and counter-protesters were responsible for the violence.

He also said that people attending the protests had been unfairly maligned. “You had people, and I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists because they should be condemned totally, but you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists and the press has treated them unfairly,” Trump stated. He at one point said that some at the rally were “very fine people.” (Read more from “Trump Claims There Were People at White Nationalist Rally Who Just Wanted to Save a Statue” HERE)

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Bundy Ranch Case Is Not a Trial – It’s a Lynching

Yes, I’m using a word that some Oregonians consider to be “offensive.” So, if you are offended at the word “lynching,” grow up! The case currently being heard in Nevada against Bundy Ranch defendants is not a real trial. All the evidence and testimony is being suppressed, not only by the prosecution, but by a treasonous Barack Hussein Obama Soeotor Sobarkah appointee, Judge Gloria Navarro.

In the latest motion by the prosecution, they are seeking to have the entire testimony of Eric Parker stricken from the record and have asked the judge to tell the jury to disregard his testimony.

In a motion by the prosecution, they sought sanctions against defendants Parker, Drexler, and Stewart and their counsel for “repeated and blatant violations of the Court’s Order to preclude jury nullification evidence, argument, and information.

The problem with the prosecution’s argument is that jury nullification is a rightful remedy to this situation where the government is trying to present that it has clean hands in this matter and that the defendants are nothing more than domestic terrorists when the opposite is true.

The prosecution in their motion admitted as much to the fact that they were unable to get a conviction on these men in the first round by stating clearly that “the jury remained deadlocked on all counts as to defendants Parker, Drexler, Stewart, and Lovelien,” and are attempting every way under the sun to get convictions in round two.

However, the Court sought to give an order that is unConstitutional, which precluded the following jury nullification testimony or evidence:

1. April 6, 2014, officer encounters with civilians during the arrest of Dave Bundy, including any testimony concerning, or video/audio depicting, that event;
2. April 9, 2014, officer encounters with civilians during the convoy block, including any testimony concerning, or video/audio recordings depicting officer encounters with Ammon Bundy or Margaret Houston;
3. Third-party/lay person testimony or opinion about the level of force displayed or used by law enforcement officers during impoundment operation, including operations on April 12, 2014 (These were not impoundment operations, they were a slaughter of Cliven Bundy’s cattle, plain and simple).
4. References to the opinion/public statement of Governor Brian Sandoval of April 8, 2014, and/or opinions registered by other political office holders or opinion leaders about BLM [Bureau of Land Management] impoundment operations;
5. References to First Amendment zones;
6. References to Cliven Bundy’s grazing, water, or legacy rights on the public lands;
7. References to infringements on First and Second Amendment rights; and
8. References to punishment the defendants may face if convicted of the offenses.

Every single one of these items are relevant to the case. Yet, Judge Navarro claims that the defense may not defend their defendants with these items!

Jury nullification something that is in the power of the jury despite all the judge and the prosecution are attempting to do in this lynching. (Read more from “Bundy Ranch Case Is Not a Trial – It’s a Lynching” HERE)

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‘Anti-Trumper’ Accused of Executing Republican Neighbor

A Pennsylvania man, who is a well-known critic of President Donald Trump, is now behind bars, accused of executing his Republican neighbor with two bullets to the head in a long-running “feud.”

Clayton Carter, 51, allegedly fatally shot George Brooks Jennings, also 51, outside his home in West Chester in the early morning hours of August 8.

Carter, whose front lawn is filled with hand-painted anti-Trump signs, reportedly had a history of disputes with other neighbors, some of whom described him to police as “unpredictable.”

Jennings was married and the father of a 9-year-old son. He was also a member of the Chester County Republican Committee.

The men “cursed” and argued on the night of the fatal shooting and police were called. (Read more from “‘Anti-Trumper’ Accused of Executing Republican Neighbor” HERE)

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You’ll Never Guess Which Network Won’t Run Trump Ad

For a second time, CNN has decided to censor President Trump in the only place that it can – on CNN – by blocking broadcast of an advertisement prepared by the Trump campaign.

It happened first in May when the network objected to an ad with a brief display of the images of network anchors overladen with the word “Fake.” ABC, CBS and NBC eventually joined CNN’s censorship.

CNN insisted at the time “the mainstream media is not fake news.”
This time, there apparently has been no explanation.

The Trump for President Inc. campaign Tuesday said that despite CNN’s censorship, the American people will still get the president’s message. (Read more from “You’ll Never Guess Which Network Won’t Run Trump Ad” HERE)

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Trump Shows He Hasn’t Forgotten McCain’s Health Care Vote

Think North Korea and Charlottesville have made President Trump forget about that “no” vote Sen. John McCain cast July 28 on the ObamaCare “skinny repeal” amendment?

Think again.

From all indications at Trump’s Tuesday press conference at Trump Tower in New York City, the Arizona Republican’s vote remains very much on the president’s mind.

In fact, it came up when a reporter asked Trump about McCain’s defense of H.R. McMaster, the national security adviser who has been targeted with criticism from alt-right activists, the Arizona Republic reported.

“Senator McCain? You mean the one who voted against ObamaCare?” the president responded. “You mean Senator McCain who voted against us getting good health care?” (Read more from “Trump Shows He Hasn’t Forgotten McCain’s Health Care Vote” HERE)

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U.S. Duped by ‘Monumental’ Charlottesville Lie

There’s no reason for the Charlottesville, Virginia, and other Southern cities to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee as long as racist Democrats continue to be honored throughout the country, contends Dinesh D’Souza, author of the sensational historical expose “The Big Lie: Exposing The Nazi Roots Of The Far Left,”

D’Souza blasted the national media and Charlottesville officials for creating a disastrous conflict based on a lie.

“Let’s start with the fact this whole thing was kicked off because of an attempt to take down a monument to Robert E. Lee,” D’Souza told WND. “Here’s the irony: Robert E. Lee was the most decorated soldier in the U.S. Army. He was a man of unimpeachable integrity. Lincoln offered him command of the Union Army, but Lee refused only because his loyalty was to Virginia. Lee opposed both secession and slavery.

“And yet to the historically illiterate left, a man who opposed both slavery and secession has come to symbolize both slavery and secession.”

D’Souza said the controversy is a massive attempt at historical misdirection. (Read more from “U.S. Duped by ‘Monumental’ Charlottesville Lie” HERE)

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Stop Paying Ransom: How to Turn the Tables on North Korea

The most sacred job of the federal government – directly protecting the lives of the entire country from an existential threat – is evidently controversial.

The political cartel and the medial would have you believe that every far-flung foreign policy engagement and ill-fated cronyist welfare program is the highest order of the federal government, yet protecting America from a genocidal regime that has directly threatened us with nuclear weapons is beyond the pale.

On Friday, the AP tweeted the following:

So not only have the media global elites publicly telegraphed the message to North Korea that the U.S. may never respond with force, the U.S. could take missile defense off the table.

What’s truly astounding is that we are sending troops to referee Islamic civil wars that have no strategic interest to us in countries that cannot touch us with a Navy, Air Force, or ICBMs … and the media doesn’t give a hoot. God knows what we are doing in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, aside from supporting one terror faction in one theater that we are fighting in the next (Shia militias in Iraq and Syria, for example), but nobody blinks an eye.

We have expended trillions of dollars, thousands of lives, and the national resolve and appetite for war on aimless civil wars rather than addressing the core threat to our homeland, which is immigration, Muslim Brotherhood subversion, etc. Now, there is no appetite left to use our military when it is actually needed.

Maybe I was too naive, but I thought once it became clear North Korea had the capability to miniaturize nuclear warheads to be placed on long-range missiles (a reality that was covered up during Obama’s tenure), politics would end and national resolve would unite behind an effort to defend America at all costs. Yet, it’s become clear that will never happen.

Even if one (wrongly) believes there is no military solution, why in the world would we telegraph such weakness to the enemy and do so with such conviction? Every news headline blowing up my iPhone alerts is full of such servile sayings as “The rush to avoid a catastrophic war,” “How North Korea can win.”

What exactly is their solution other than continuing the same obsequious ransom payments that led to North Korea’s acquisition of nuclear weapons in the first place and replicate the same failed model in Iran? Indeed, the only military option the government willing to put on the table is sex-change operations and hormone therapy. Take that, Kim Jong Un!

In reality, there is a lot we can do, and it begins by actually recognizing our strengths and understanding the vulnerabilities of North Korea and China. It also begins by not self-immolating and telegraphing weakness that incentivizes more bad behavior from North Korea and troublemaking by China.

Change of posture: This is actually one area where Trump’s tweets are very helpful. The reason we got to this juncture is because of 24 years of weakness in which three administrations took military options off the table or even the use of aggressive soft power. We paid them off and refused to hold them accountable.

Thus, with no fear of reprisal, China and North Korea could continue to extort us. By emphatically showing that we will do what it takes to defend our interests and that regime change is a real possibility, China will come to the bargaining table.

The Chinese are terrified of a military option because they don’t want the refugee crisis on their hands. Thus, those who publicly despair of military and soft-power options and extol the virtues of diplomacy are ensuring there is no diplomacy. The military option, or the perception of it, is the only thing that will force diplomacy. Peace through strength.

Missile defense: Learning a lesson from Reagan’s success, the best offense is also a good defense – by showing Kim Jong Un that we can shoot down his missiles. The ballistic missile defense program has already been a success with THAAD and needs a little more development. The president should demand an immediate increase in funding of advanced missile defense in the upcoming budget bill.

There’s no reason we should continue spending so much money on Middle East sink holes, fighting for and arming the Lebanese army (an arm of Hezbollah), the Syrian rebels, and Shia militias in Iraq. All those funds should be redirected for missile defense. The success of this program makes the military option extremely viable.

Further, coupled with beefed up missile defense, all available nuclear assets should be deployed to the aircraft carriers, fighter jets, and submarines around Guam and closer to the Korean Peninsula.

Shoot down North Korea’s test missiles: Yes, the next time Kim plays with his toys and tests a missile, we should shoot it down. THAAD has successfully intercepted missiles in all 15 tests conducted by the military. We should place more of these installations around South Korea and Japan, in addition to beefing up the naval presence.

End the Iran deal: Iran and North Korea are two peas in a pod. Ending the Iran deal and putting the screws to the Islamic Republic hurts North Korea. If nothing else, learning the lesson of the failed appeasement of North Korea should push Trump off the fence on Iran so we don’t repeat the same mistakes.

As my friend George Rasley explained in detail, we can assume that whatever North Korea has, Iran will obtain because they are working together. Except, given that Iran is governed by an Islamic ideology, there is even less of a deterrent against their suicidal tendencies than North Korea.

To look at the outcome of the North Korean appeasement and not change course immediately in Iran is an exercise in self-immolation.

Ask Congress for Authorization of Use of Force (AUMF): “Locked and loaded” is exactly the strategy we need. Congress has been debating and AUMF over the Middle East for months. North Korea, on the other hand, had directly threatened our country, and yet we’ve never signaled any support for a military option.

Were Congress to preemptively authorize use of force when the president feels it necessary to use, it would send such a strong signal that in itself would be the only avenue to force the diplomatic solution the Left claims to support.

Remember, unlike the Iranians who believe they will enjoy 72 virgins in the next world, the North Korean leaders don’t believe in an afterlife. They are enjoying their virgins and Chivas Regal here on Earth and are not in a rush to end it. It’s very likely that by signaling our intent to impel regime change, Kim Jong Un’s military leadership will begin unraveling.

This is why it’s so irresponsible for Secretaries Mattis and Tillerson to so emphatically and publicly reject regime change.

Hold China accountable: North Korea is essentially a client-state of China and gets much of their economic lifeline from the communist regime. In order to get tough on North Korea, we must end the decades-long appeasement of China, which is a strategic threat to us in their own right. We must double down on our alliance and arm’s deals with Taiwan and challenge China’s aggression in the South China Sea.

Also, just the mere threat to arm Japan is the biggest leverage imaginable. The memory of the Nanking Massacre at the hands of the Japanese is still consuming China with fear and rage. Time to play hardball.

Freeze the regime’s global assets and investments: In addition to putting real pressure on China, freezing other foreign investments will inhibit North Korea’s ability to build its nuclear and ballistic capabilities.

As noted North Korea expert Bruce Bechtol advises, “The United States must use its resources, personnel, and willing allies to squeeze North Korea’s Mafia-like illicit financial networks in places like Singapore, Malaysia, Africa and yes, China. This would, put strong pressure on the lifeline for North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction programs.”

Say no to further involvement in Islamic civil wars: Our involvement in endless Islamic civil wars (while bringing the actual problem to our shores through immigration and empowerment of the Muslim Brotherhood) has depleted our military, our budget, and our national resolve to confront real threats.

The North Korea crisis should strengthen the president’s resolve against further involvement in full blown nation-building in the Middle East so that our military can be preserved for true conventional warfare that, unlike the Islamic civil wars, directly threatens our territories and homeland.

The fight against jihad should mainly be dealt with through shutting down immigration, ending Muslim Brotherhood subversion, using soft power against Qatar and Turkey and other funders of global terror, and reversing course on Iran. Let’s counter terrorism with counter-terrorism measures; counter state threats with the military.

John McCain’s call for doubling down on Afghanistan should be rejected; it makes no sense to bog down our military in these quagmires now that North Korea poses the greatest conventional and nuclear threat. Also, our endless entanglement in the Middle East is partly what emboldens China and North Korea, because they know it has sapped our military and national resolve to deal with the Pacific theater.

The question for President Trump boils down to one principle: Will we continue the strategy of appeasement and ransom-paying that has gotten us to this position, or will we turn the tables and assert our own leverage using every option on the table? The choice is his so long as he assembles a Cabinet that actually shares his worldview. (For more from the author of “Stop Paying Ransom: How to Turn the Tables on North Korea” please click HERE)

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