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Once again, a view from the right...

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/05/23/trumps-riyadh-farce-exposed-in-manchester

U.S. President Donald Trump has accomplished the impossible.

After correctly diagnosing the ailment that afflicts the Muslim world, he has prescribed the wrong medicine as the cure, thus ensuring the epidemic will thrive.

Speaking Sunday at a summit of over 50 Sunni Muslim-majority countries in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh, Trump correctly called for “confronting the crisis of Islamic extremism and the Islamists and Islamic terror of all kinds.”

So far so good.

But then he laid the blame at the feet of Shia-Muslim Iran.

It didn’t take long for Trump’s prescription to be blown to smithereens.

Barely 24 hours after his speech, a 22-year-old Briton, whose family immigrated from Sunni-dominated Libya, not Shia-dominated Iran, blew himself up in Manchester, England, outside an Ariana Grande concert, killing 22 people, including children, and injuring dozens more.

Among those cheering the loudest were supporters of ISIS, the Sunni terrorist group.

Prior to the tragedy, addressing the dictators and monarchs who rule the Sunni Islamic world, Trump said, “no discussion of stamping out this threat (Islamic terror) would be complete without mentioning the government that gives terrorists ... safe harbor, financial backing, and the social standing needed for recruitment. … I am speaking of course of Iran.”

I shook my head in disbelief. I could not imagine any Muslim who would not roll their eyes and scoff at Trump’s prepared remarks.

As Muslims, we may be grabbing at each other’s throats, but we can smell cow dung.

Few Muslims, Shia or Sunni, Iranian or Saudi, Baloch or Kurd, Afghan or Somali, would swallow the absurdity of linking Shia Iran with Islamic terrorism, when the far greater culprit is Saudi Arabia’s Sunni-controlled government.

Even one of the most prominent Muslim Republicans in America, retired U.S. Navy Lt.-Cmdr. Zuhdi Jasser, referred to the leaders of the Sunni-dominated Muslim-majority countries present in Riyadh as, “THE Islamist Mafia.”

Quoting from Trump’s speech, he rebuked the U.S. president in a tweet: “Trump: ‘Terrorists do not worship God they worship death’ -- No they are invoking interpretations of THE Islamist mafia you are addressing.”

The Manchester slaughter took place on the fourth anniversary of the public execution of British Army soldier, Fusilier Lee Rigby, by adherents of the Islamism that has spread across the Sunni Islamic world, Europe and North America.

The Riyadh conference was a farce.

The leader of one of the few democracies in the Muslim world, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh, a woman who has actively fought Islamic terrorism, was shut out from the front row of the group photographs.

She heads a nation of 150 million Muslims, but she’s not Arab and doesn’t buy billions of dollars in armaments to fight wars.

Half of the world’s Muslims live in the Indian sub-continent, a quarter live further east in Indonesia, yet India was not invited.

Nothing was said about the fact Saudi Arabia’s client state, Pakistan, is home to al-Qaida, Taliban, ISIS and scores of Islamic terrorists who raise and launder millions of dollars to fund international jihad.

The only winner at the Riyadh circus was America’s military-industrial complex, which can sell weapons of war to dictatorships who will not be able to stop another Manchester bombing, no matter how many billions worth of tanks and fighter jets they buy.

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Nobody wins in the distraction game of “who is the worst”. Right now moose kill more people in Canada than terrorists. There is no end of silly analogies I could make; so I won’t. You already get it.

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His best speech to date. Calls a spade a spade...LOVE the way Merkel squirms  ( 4:40 ).... Priceless!!

 

 

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On 2017-05-23 at 0:06 PM, Wolfhunter said:

I take some comfort in the notion that the radical PC spin monster is now choking on its own vomit. Far left reporting from organizations like CNN and the NYT even has my liberal acquaintances shaking their heads now. 

I disagree with the professor only in the notion that this is still dangerous, or more to the point, that it will be for much longer. It took a while for true stupidity to bubble to the top but reasonable people are now laughing out loud at this stuff; as a result, its days are numbered.  

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/05/23/prof-jordan-peterson-responds-to-cbc-cultural-appropriation-fallout

The best part of the article....

"It promotes self-censorship. I talked to many journalists this week about this issue ... and they all express concern ... They’re all engaging in cautious self-censorship. They’re not saying what they believe, they’re avoiding certain issues. That’s the most subtle form of censorship ... You just avoid the topic altogether and that’s the beginning of the big lie. That’s the sin of omission ... You start by just not saying things, and you end up by saying things that you know to be untrue.”

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Why the Left is losing.....

" everyday Americans see this double-standard, and they are tired of it.

"We're tired of being lied about, we're tired of being manipulated, and we're tired of them excusing awful things done to us in the name of partisan ideology," Loesch said. "This is the point we are at because people hate media this badly."

 

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/05/25/dana-loesch-democrats-pundits-blaming-trump-greg-gianforte-assault-reporter

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Lorne gunter

 

  • Calgary Sun
  • 28 May 2017
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What to make of (as he likes to refer to himself ) “Donald J. Trump,” especially now that he has returned from the first foreign junket of his presidency?

On balance, it was a positive trip. He identified the threat to freedom posed by radical Islam without lumping all Muslims together. He reaffirmed American support for Israel. And he told NATO to start paying its own way.

It’s not what Trump does, but rather the uncouth, bombastic, self-absorbed manner in which he does it that makes those who will never support him even more unhinged. But, more damagingly, it makes it hard for those who largely support his policies to defend him.

I preferred Trump over Hillary Clinton to win the U.S. election last fall. I would still take Trump over Clinton if a rematch were held tomorrow.

Four or even eight more years of the pandering identity politics, political correctness and soft statism of the Obama years would have been hard not only on the United States, but on Western democracies as a whole.

Since the Second World War, the U.S. has served as an important counterbalance to two tendencies that have been fashionable in every other Western country, including our own: Creeping socialism and appeasement, first of Soviet Communism and now radical Islamism.

While it has seemed as though Canada and every Western European country has rushed headlong into more and more cradle-tograve social programs, for much of the past 70 years the performance of the U.S. economy has acted as a check against an even faster, deeper rush.

And while other Western leaders have always been quick to complain about American militarism, there were few who weren’t grateful privately to have America as the world’s policeman.

Obama changed all that. He expanded the American state to make it more European (and stalled the U.S. economy for eight years as a result) and he told “progressives” there really was very little moral distinction between the West and its enemies.

Just for a chance of ending these two tendencies, I would root for Trump.

But there is no getting away from the fact that The Donald is like a bull in a china shop — often unnecessarily so and frequently doing real damage.

Some of the objections to him are foolish, such as the criticism he wrote a message in the guestbook at Israel’s Holocaust museum IN ALL CAPS!

Some objections have been merited, such as the rash manner in which he fired FBI Director James Comey, then sent out conflicting signals about why, all while egotistically expecting bipartisan adoration for his action.

Many observers have compared Trump to Andrew Jackson, the first outsider president who shook up Washington during his two terms as president in the 1820s and 1830s.

Jackson shocked polite American society from Day One. On his inauguration day he opened the White House and a mob of 10,000 showed up. He had to offer them free liquor on the lawn to get them out of the house and keep them from ransacking the place.

That set a tone for his administration that appalled elites.

But there is a big difference — a difference Trump will have to learn if he wishes to succeed. While Jackson appealed to the crowd in the way Trump does (and also complained bitterly about how he was treated by rivals and the press), he had been a Congressman, a Senator and a justice of the Tennessee state Supreme Court before being elected president.

Despite his populist rhetoric and frequent conspiracy theories, Jackson never underestimated the job of being president, as Trump admits he has. He knew how far to push his populism, something Trump has yet to learn.

 

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Newt GinGrich

 

  • Calgary Sun
  • 28 May 2017
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The Washington Post’s legendary former publisher, Philip Graham, famously described journalism as the business of writing the “first rough draft of history.”

This week, as President Donald Trump gave a historic speech in Saudi Arabia before the leaders of more than 50 Muslim-majority nations, journalism’s first draft missed the history almost entirely.

While the media focused on the ephemeral questions — whether the president would use campaign rhetoric in a diplomatic setting, or how the trip would affect the Obama legacy — they largely missed the real drama of the moment: A titanic shift in U.S. foreign policy occurring right before their eyes.

Trump stood before an unprecedented gathering of leaders to do something far more significant than utter a single phrase or undermine his predecessor’s record.

He was there to rally the Muslim world, in his words, “to meet history’s great test” — defeating the forces of terrorism and extremism.

He did so in a way that no American president ever had before.

While extending a hand of friendship to Muslim nations, he also issued them a clear challenge: To take the lead in solving the crisis that has engulfed their region and spread across the planet. “Drive out the terrorists and extremists,” he urged them, or consign your peoples to futures of misery and squalor.

To find a comparably dramatic moment in the history of U.S. foreign policy, we have to look all the way back to 1982. That June, 35 years ago next month, President Ronald Reagan stood in the Royal Gallery at the Palace of Westminster in London and called on the West to rally in defense of freedom and against communist aggression.

In that one speech, Reagan predicted the fall of communism and reinvigorated the Western alliance. “We see totalitarian forces in the world who seek subversion and conflict around the globe to further their barbarous assault on the human spirit,” Reagan said. “What, then, is our course? Must civilization perish in a hail of fiery atoms? Must freedom wither in a quiet, deadening accommodation with totalitarian evil?”

Reagan declared his speech a turning point in history — and it was.

On Sunday, Trump, too, declared that his challenge would be a turning point, one way or another. And he posed to that assembly in Riyadh an equally dramatic choice. It was, he said, “a choice between two futures” — the path of civilization, or the path of evil and death.

“America is prepared to stand with you” in the fight against terrorism, Trump pledged. “But the nations of the Middle East cannot wait for American power to crush this enemy for them. The nations of the Middle East will have to decide what kind of future they want for themselves, for their countries, and for their children.”

Never before has an American president tried so clearly to unite the civilized world, including the nations of the Middle East and Africa, against the forces of terrorism. Never before has an American president issued so direct a challenge to those nations to do more in the fight. And never before has an American president so plainly put the ultimate responsibility for eradicating terrorism on the nations of the region.

Journalists and Washington bureaucrats, who are so deeply embedded in the establishment that they can’t see out of it, may see Trump’s call to action as a distracting sideshow from a status quo they can’t imagine changing. And yet this week, it already has. Foreign leaders and the American people alike can see in this trip the core of a new, reality-based foreign policy.

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Much was posted re Trump's meeting with the pope and how the Pope did not smile in the photo's https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/24/donald-trump-vatican-meeting-pope-francis  592c2da20e33f_grump2.thumb.jpg.3fdcbbe5babb004e922134323daf078d.jpg

 

Well here is one of the Pope with Trudeau, I guess the truth is that the Pope is just a grump, unless of course he did not like either national leader. :D

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I wonder if the people that think this is a big deal ever had a relationship with a woman; we piss them off, they reject us for a period and then everything ends up better again. You'd almost think there was nothing of real importance going on in the world. 

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11 minutes ago, DEFCON said:

I wonder if the people that think this is a big deal ever had a relationship with a woman; we piss them off, they reject us for a period and then everything ends up better again. You'd almost think there was nothing of real importance going on in the world. 

 

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