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Why Is Trump Sending More Troops and Firepower to the Middle East? That’s Classified

The Trump Administration has spent the past month ringing alarm bells over what it has called “troubling, escalatory and dangerous” behavior by Iran. Yet government officials have shown very little evidence to the American public about that supposed threat. The Pentagon said Friday additional troops and firepower are headed to the Middle East, marking the…
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Iran, Military, Foreign Policy, Donald Trump


Pentagon proposing troop buildup in the Mideast, sources say

By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS WASHINGTON — The Pentagon today will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats , U.S. officials said. The officials said no final decision has been made yet, and it’s not clear if the White House would approve sending all or just some of the requested forces. Officials said the move is not in response to any new threat from Iran but is aimed at reinforc...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Virginia, Iraq, Uncategorized, America, Sport, World news, Iran, Cnn, Fox, Soccer


Prescription For Violence: The Corresponding Rise Of Antidepressants, SSRIs & Mass Shootings

Alex at Ammo.com sent this article my way, and I haven’t ignored it.  I had to ponder it a bit before weighing in. Regardless if depression is overdiagnosed and America has a habit of over-prescribing mind-altering medications, there’s little doubt that SSRIs have a risk of increasing violence in patients, even in patients who have no previous history of violence or aggression before taking the medication. This risk of violent behavior, both to the individual taking the medication and those arou...
Tags: Politics, America, Military, Gun Control, Alex, SSRI, David Codrea, Dr C Gregg Singer, Ssris


We Need A Strong, Focused And Reformed National Rifle Association

Following up his bomb on the NRA BoD, Lt. Col. West updates us and fills in the gaps. As a Battalion Commander in the 4th Infantry Division, 2d Battalion, 20th Field Artillery, I told my soldiers, before we deployed to Iraq, that the most expendable person in the unit was me. No single individual is more important than the unit they are called upon to serve. America needs the National Rifle Association in these troublesome times. But our Constitutional Republic needs the NRA focused on its core ...
Tags: Congress, California, Senate, Massachusetts, Iraq, America, Barack Obama, Cnn, Military, Hillary Clinton, United States, Ronald Reagan, House, Bill Clinton, Mitt Romney, Gun Control


Mordaunt pledges to review internal MoD torture guidance

Concerns intelligence-sharing guidance is at odds with official government stance on tortureThe defence secretary, Penny Mordaunt, has vowed to review Ministry of Defence internal guidance on the sharing of intelligence derived from torture with allies.An MoD policy document, published following freedom of information requests by the Rendition Project and reported in the Times, stated that UK ministers could share information obtained from third parties where there was a serious risk of torture ...
Tags: Politics, Human Rights, Law, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Military, Defence policy, Ministry Of Defence, Torture, Rendition, Penny Mordaunt


Exclusive: U.S. Military Officials Say There Is No Actual Plan to Confront Iran

But that doesn't mean there won’t be a conflict
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Iran, Military, Foreign Policy, Donald Trump, U S Military


Irish deputy PM criticises Mordaunt's troop amnesty remarks

Defence secretary upbraided for ‘loose comments’ about prosecutions from Troubles era Ireland’s deputy prime minister has criticised Britain’s new defence secretary for making “loose comments” about introducing an amnesty against prosecution for British soldiers relating to incidents during the Troubles.Simon Coveney was responding to Penny Mordaunt, who said on Wednesday that she thought her proposals to introduce a statutory presumption against prosecution for veterans for alleged offences com...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Human Rights, Law, UK News, Britain, Military, Ireland, Defence policy, Northern Ireland, British Army, Defence, Penny Mordaunt, Simon Coveney, Mordaunt


The Guardian view on prosecuting war crimes: no one is above the law | Editorial

The new defence secretary ought to understand that the rule of law can only be upheld by observing itThe limelight was always going to be on Penny Mordaunt as defence secretary. A Brexiter accused by the last prime minister of lying to win, she is now touted as Theresa May’s emotionally intelligent successor. She did nothing to dispel such speculation with a speech on Wednesday, promising to protect soldiers from “lawfare” – a pejorative term coined to describe the use of a country’s legal syste...
Tags: Politics, Human Rights, Children, Law, Iraq, Society, UK News, World news, Afghanistan, Military, Middle East and North Africa, Theresa May, South and Central Asia, Ministry Of Defence, British Army, War Crimes


Amnesty should be given to Troubles soldiers, says Mordaunt

Defence secretary would extend veterans’ amnesty to Northern IrelandThe defence secretary has said she believes soldiers who served during the Troubles in Northern Ireland should be covered by a proposed amnesty from historic prosecutions, a declaration that risks inflaming nationalist sentiment in the region.Penny Mordaunt said she wanted to implement “a wider solution for the veterans’ community” the morning after she announced plans for a 10-year veterans’ amnesty covering Iraq, Afghanistan a...
Tags: Politics, Human Rights, UK News, Military, Defence policy, Northern Ireland, Defence, Iraq Afghanistan, Penny Mordaunt, Bloody Sunday, Mordaunt, Northern IrelandThe defence


Mordaunt to give veterans amnesty for battle crimes

Defence secretary to consult on proposals for offences committed over 10 years agoThe new defence secretary has promised to introduce an amnesty on historical prosecutions for military veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and anywhere else around the world – with the exception of Northern Ireland.Penny Mordaunt will consult on proposals for a presumption against prosecution for offences committed more than 10 years ago and will say she supports plans to opt out of the European convention on ...
Tags: Politics, Law, Iraq, UK News, Afghanistan, Military, Defence policy, Northern Ireland, Defence, ECHR, Iraq Afghanistan, Penny Mordaunt, Bloody Sunday, Mordaunt, Northern Ireland Penny Mordaunt


Mordaunt vows to introduce amnesty for military veterans

Under proposed measures, no prosecutions will be brought for offences alleged to have been committed more than 10 years agoThe new defence secretary has promised to introduce an amnesty on historical prosecutions for military veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and anywhere else around the world – with the exception of Northern Ireland.Penny Mordaunt will consult on proposals for a presumption against prosecution for offences committed more than 10 years ago and will say she supports plans ...
Tags: Politics, Law, Iraq, UK News, Afghanistan, Military, Defence policy, Northern Ireland, Defence, ECHR, Iraq Afghanistan, Penny Mordaunt, Bloody Sunday, Mordaunt, Northern Ireland Penny Mordaunt


No increased Iran threat in Syria or Iraq, top British officer says, contradicting US

Deputy commander of anti-Isis coalition rebuts White House justification for sending troopsThe top British general in the US-led coalition against Isis has said there is no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq or Syria, directly contradicting US assertions used to justify a military buildup in the region.Maj Gen Christopher Ghika, who is a deputy commander of Operation Inherent Resolve, the coalition conducting counter-terrorist operations against Isis in Iraq and Syria, was repea...
Tags: Isis, White House, Islamic State, Iraq, US, UK News, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Iran, Syria, Military, Middle East and North Africa, British Army, Christopher Ghika


No Iran threat in Syria or Iraq, top British officer says, contradicting US

Deputy commander of anti-Isis coalition rebuts White House justification for sending troopsThe top British general in the US-led coalition against Isis has said there is no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq or Syria, directly contradicting US assertions used to justify a military buildup in the region.Maj Gen Christopher Ghika, who is a deputy commander of Operation Inherent Resolve, the coalition conducting counter-terrorist operations against Isis in Iraq and Syria, was repea...
Tags: Isis, White House, Islamic State, Iraq, US, UK News, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Iran, Syria, Military, Middle East and North Africa, British Army, Christopher Ghika


High Capacity Magazine Ban

Via WoG, “HR 1186 would ban all magazines that hold a capacity of more than 10 rounds. This will only punish law-abiding gun owners and hinder their right to self-defense.” It supposedly has a decent chance of success.  Hey, what do you bet our “As long as I’m in the White House they won’t come after your guns” President will sign the bill into law?
Tags: White House, Military, Gun Control


Idaho: Making Things Better

News from Idaho: Something rather remarkable just happened in Idaho. The state legislature opted to—in essence—repeal the entire state regulatory code. The cause may have been dysfunction across legislative chambers, but the result is serendipitous. A new governor is presented with an unprecedented opportunity to repeal an outdated and burdensome regulatory code and replace it with a more streamlined and sensible set of rules. Other states should be paying close attention. The situation came abo...
Tags: Politics, Military, Idaho, Little, Brad Little


Trump to nominate ex-Boeing executive Shanahan for top Pentagon post

By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will nominate Patrick Shanahan to be his second secretary of defense, putting an end to months of speculation about the former Boeing executive’s standing in the administration. Shanahan has been leading the Pentagon as acting secretary since Jan. 1, a highly unusual arrangement for arguably the most sensitive Cabinet position. He took over after Jim Mattis resigned. “Acting Secretary Shanahan has proven...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, North Korea, Senate, White House, China, Russia, Uncategorized, Department Of Defense, Sport, Iran, Syria, Marine, Soccer, Military


Trump Nominates Patrick Shanahan to Run the Military After Historic Delay

It took 125 days, but President Donald Trump finally nominated Patrick Shanahan to be the next Secretary of Defense. Shanahan, 56, was the leading contender to become Defense Secretary since James Mattis stepped down from the job on Dec. 31. The former Boeing Co. executive has the dubious distinction of being the longest serving “Acting…
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Defense, Uncategorized, Military, Donald Trump, Trump, Boeing Co, Patrick Shanahan, James Mattis, Defense Shanahan


Mordaunt hints at amnesty for historical actions by UK soldiers

Defence secretary wants to stop ‘unfair pursuit’ of army veterans after recent casesThe new defence secretary, Penny Mordaunt, declared that army veterans should not be “pursued unfairly for events that took place decades ago” hinting that she favoured an amnesty for British soldiers from historical prosecutions.The minister was hoping to defuse a protest from Conservative backbencher Johnny Mercer who had said on Wednesday night that he would refuse to support the government in the Commons unti...
Tags: Politics, UK, Crime, Police, Conservative, Conservatives, UK News, Military, Northern Ireland, Defence, Sinn Féin, Johnny Mercer, Penny Mordaunt, Bloody Sunday, Gavin Williamson, Mordaunt


John Bolton has always been at war with Iran, soon America will be too

John Bolton gathered a 7am meeting at CIA headquarters last week with top intelligence, diplomatic and military advisers in the Trump administration to talk about Iran, reports NBC News. And if there's one consistent element in John Bolton's crazy-ass mustachioed career, it's wanting America to go to war with Iran. NEW from @NBCNews Bolton convened an irregular 7am principals meeting at CIA HQ about Iran, on 29 April. Apparently unconnected to recent military deployments.More echoes of I...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, White House, Iraq, Nbc News, America, World news, Iran, War, Military, Middle East, Cia, Bolton, Donald Trump, Trump


Colorado School Shooting

News from Colorado: The school does not have a school resource officer, but the school does have private security, Kluth said. School staff notified emergency dispatchers “almost immediately” after the first gunshots were fired, and deputies were on scene within two minutes and engaged the suspects, Spurlock said. Sorry folks, but that’s not nearly fast enough as this incident goes to show.  A lot of people can get hurt in two minutes, and that’s a fast response time for most PDs. This recapitul...
Tags: Politics, Colorado, Military, Gun Control, Spurlock, Kluth, Colorado School Shooting


President Trump Is Spending $20 Billion on an Aircraft Carrier. The Navy Wanted That Money for Cybersecurity

In March, a report to the Secretary of the Navy warned that the service is preparing for the wrong war, one fought not with bombs and artillery but with terabytes and artificial intelligence. “We find the Department of the Navy preparing to win some future kinetic battle, while it is losing the current global, counter-force,…
Tags: News, Navy, White House, Uncategorized, Military, Donald Trump, Trump, Navy Wanted That Money for Cybersecurity


Democrat Hypocrisy On Executive Privilege Recalls Different “Gunwalker” Reaction

David Codrea: What’s going on is obvious. After spending almost two years and millions of dollars, the once much-touted Mueller investigation came up empty, with no evidence of Russian collusion, the ostensible reason for the investigation in the first place, and no criminal charges for the president on obstruction of justice. Those behind the failed coup are furious and bent both on revenge and on diverting attention from the potential for new investigations that could uncover their own crimina...
Tags: Politics, Obama, America, Military, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, House Committee, DSM, Mueller, Machiavelli, CIA FBI, David Codrea, Nadler


Scrap UK visa fees for Commonwealth veterans, MPs urge

Cross-party group asks Home Office to act as family of four face paying almost £10,000MPs have demanded that the Home Office abolish visa fees for Commonwealth soldiers who have served in the British armed forces, who can end up paying almost £10,000 in fees for a family of four to settle in the UK.A cross-party group of more than 130 MPs, coordinated by the Conservative Richard Graham and Labour’s Madeleine Moon, have written to the home secretary, Sajid Javid, calling for the fees to be scrapp...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Military, Labour, Home Office, British Army, Sajid Javid, Commonwealth, Richard Graham, Madeleine Moon, Commonwealth immigration


Notre Dame Fire “Computer Glitch”

News from AP: The cathedral’s rector said a “computer glitch” may have played a role in the rapidly spreading blaze that devastated the 850-year-old architectural masterpiece. [ … ] Paris police investigators said they believe an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire. It’s believed to be one of multiple leads being investigated. Um … what?  A “computer glitch” isn’t an electrical short.  The two are very different things.  So if you think this is all from a “computer glitch,” send...
Tags: Politics, Military, Paris, The Burning Of Notre Dame


Understanding Who Was Responsible For The Burning Of Notre Dame

As a brief followup to my observations on The Burning Of Notre Dame, I thought I’d point out what it would take to make me happy concerning the post-mortem and investigation. If the investigation is conducted by local fire department folks, it’s meaningless to me.  Even if the investigation is conducted by French fire engineers, it’s still meaningless. No offense, but I’m completely uninterested in what fire fighters have to say about what happened.  I would like to see fully independent fire en...
Tags: Politics, Military, The Burning Of Notre Dame, Burning Of Notre Dame


The Smart Gun Doesn’t Exist For The Smartest Reasons

That’s not actually the title of the idiotic Bloomberg article.  It’s titled The Smart Gun Doesn’t Exist for the Dumbest Reasons. Smith & Wesson still feels the wound it suffered two decades ago when it decided to invent smart guns. The idea was to invest heavily in the development of personalized weapons that could be fired only by a single person: the gun’s owner. This was considered a nearly science-fictional proposition in the late 1990s, years before the world was filled with smartphones a...
Tags: Google, America, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Military, Ford, Gm, Peter Thiel, Gun Control, Silicon Valley, Smart Guns, Bloomberg LP, NRC, Bay Area, Smith Wesson


Eric Swalwell Plans On Coming To Your Home To Confiscate Your Firearms

The awful and childish Jake Tapper interviewed Eric Swalwell on guns. California Rep. Eric Swalwell — a recently announced Democratic presidential candidate — said Sunday his call for a ban on assault weapons was not a step toward broader gun bans. “You know, keep your pistols, keep your long rifles, keep your shotguns,” Swalwell said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper when asked about anxiety from gun owners that an assault weapons ban could be an incremental step to a larg...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Australia, California, US, America, Cnn, Military, New Zealand, Gun Control, Jake Tapper, Jake, Eric, Parkland, Eric Swalwell, Swalwell


The U.S. Without The Electoral College


Tags: Politics, Military, Electoral College


Jury Nullification: What Is It, And Why Does It Matter?

Based on what I heard in the video, I don’t honestly think I would ever be selected for a jury.  Any sitting around waiting in jury rooms is a waste of my time.
Tags: Politics, Military, Jury Nullification


Trump Wants More US Troops On Southern Border

Military Times: President Donald Trump said that he is considering sending even more troops to the southern U.S. border to help with security missions there, calling the situation there increasingly dangerous. “I’m going to have to call up more military,” he said Wednesday during a roundtable with supporters in Texas related to his plans for a southern border wall and tighter immigration laws for Central and South American migrants. “Our military, don’t forget, can’t act like a military ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Washington, Mexico, White House, America, Military, Donald Trump, Trump, Military Times, Posse Comitatus, U.S. Southern Border, Trump Wants More US Troops On Southern Border



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