Poll: Majority of Republicans support Trump’s Syrian policy

 

A poll released Wednesday found that 57 percent of Republicans support President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria.

The statement of the year from Trump.

They have a problem at the border; it’s not our border,” the president said.

“If Syria wants to fight for their land, that’s up to Turkey and Syria,” he added. “Syria may have some help with Russia, and that’s fine. It’s a lot of sand. They’ve got a lot of sand over there. So there’s a lot of sand that they can play with.”

An Economist/YouGov survey shows 25 percent of Republican respondents said they strongly approve of pulling out troops, while 32 percent stated they somewhat approve of the move. Further, 26 percent of Republicans surveyed said they oppose the move and 18 percent said they do not hold an opinion on the matter. The poll surveyed 1,500 people between October 13th-15th and had a margin of error of plus or minus of 2.7 percentage points.

The survey’s results show Republican lawmakers who oppose the troop pullout – such as Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) – are at odds with the majority of GOP voters.

More at Breitbart

For an excellent history on the background of the Kurds check out an earlier post – a portion here:

The Kurds -The Dilemma and its Complicated History

In 2014, President Barack Obama brought the United States into the Kurd-Turk conflict by authorizing the transfer of arms and munitions to the Kurds.  He then (without congressional approval) complicated the matter further (in his opposition to Bashir Al-Assad) by involving the United States in a multi-layered war in Syria —one that involved not only Turkey and the Kurds, but Russia as well.

In effect, Obama’s intervention ended up benefitting both Syria and Russia.  Presidents Putin and Al-Assad must be having quite a laugh at our expense.  This was the mess left on Trump’s plate on his first day in the White House.

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Have the Kurds been US allies against ISIS?  In a fashion, yes —but they were not fighting for American ideals; they were fighting ISIS for their own purposes —with US aid— provided to the Kurds because it served the United States’ interests to provide it.  We must remember, however, that according to US law, the PKK and YPG are designated foreign terrorist organizations.  Remember too that despite actions taken by the US government, private American citizens have been prosecuted (and convicted) for supporting these Kurdish organizations.

Other than that, all is well in the swamp.

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Russians and John Podesta and $35 Million Buckeroos – called collusion?

 

 

John Podesta and Russia Russia Russia. If you thought  Joe and Hunter Biden was raking in the dough over in the Ukraine, do I have a story to tell you about John. 

 

 

Better yet, back in the day, Marie Bartiromo interviewed Podesta about it and this was an interview to watch. She held his feet to the fires of hell, a brilliant interview.

Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager, John Podesta, played a central role in another potential Russian collusion scandal that has not yet been investigated.

Podesta, the former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, served on the board of Joule Unlimited, a now defunct alternative energy company, from January 2011 to January 2014. He resigned from the company’s board to accept the powerful job of Counselor to President Barack Obama.

Best part about this story, Breitbart is just picking it up, let’s see if we can give it some traction:

Circa June 30, 2017 over at Bunkerville

Epic Battle – Marie Bartiromo vs John Podesta over his Russia links

Here is a smack down that one doesn’t get to witness very often. Marie sank her teeth into Podesta and like a good bull-dog, didn’t let up. Finally someone looks at the Clinton crime cabal. Example:

“You joined the board of a small energy company in 2011,” Bartiromo said. “Two months later a Russian entity directly funded by the Kremlin invested $35 million in the company. You were given 75,000 shares in a Russian company which you failed to disclose when you became an Obama associate.”

“Maria, that is not true. I fully disclosed and I was completely compliant,” Podesta responded.

“You are picking through my emails that were stolen from the Russians and released by WikiLeaks and creating a story that is not true,” he added.

Bartiromo continued to say he had shares in a “Russian company.”

“Go back and get your facts straight, Maria,” Podesta said.

“That’s not true, John. We know you owned 75,000 shares,” Bartiromo responded.

(WIKILEAKS: Tax form Indicates John Podesta Put Russia-Tainted Shares In Daughter’s Company http://trib.al/ZB1F6jg 

John Podesta, the chairman for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, was a target of WikiLeaks during the election, but Wednesday he battled with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo over his own links to Russia.

Podesta blamed the Russians when his hacked emails were published by WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign, asserting that Moscow was working to elect now-President Donald Trump. The U.S. intelligence community has said the hack was part of a broader Russian effort to interfere in the election.

But the longtime Clinton ally, who met with the House Intelligence Committee behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss Russian meddling, has also faced allegations that he owned shares in a Kremlin-backed energy company, Joule Unlimited.

Bartiromo pushed Podesta on his association with the company, which she said was “widely reported” to be Kremlin-backed. Podesta served on the company’s board for multiple years starting in 2011. Read More:Free Beacon

Earlier Bunkerville posts:  

A Moscow-based technology initiative funded in part by the Russian government funneled tens of millions of dollars into the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was serving as secretary of state, according to a new report released Monday.

As President Obama’s top diplomat, Clinton oversaw and facilitated the State Department’s failed five-year project to “reset” U.S.-Russia relations, which spurred the creation of Skolkovo, a research facility known as Russia’s version of Silicon Valley,Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer wrote in a new report, titled “From Russia with Money.”

 

While Clinton Inc continues to attempt to link Trump with Russia it is Podesta who has his long fingers in business dealings with the Kremlin. Worse, it is Uranium that is the product of commerce. Not only that, he lied. Supposedly he got out of the business, but no, in a follow-up story he put the shares in his daughter’s account as you will see. Yet nothing in the media. Recall? Russian Government Initiative Gave Millions to Clinton Foundation ?

 

Other than this, all is well in the swamp.

Thanks to WhatFingerNews for the coverage

 

Flashback: Hunter Biden inked a billion-dollar deal with a subsidiary of the Chinese government’s Bank of China just days after the father and son flew to China in 2013.

 

For Saturday’s Flashback – almost to the year – I bring you news from last year’s swamp. It only took a year but looks like Biden’s son and his machinations just hit the news. From March 16, 2018 — bunkerville

The best way to money launder kick-backs apparently is to have the payments go through the children. If this story had been about one of Trump’s kids the howls out of the media would have been enormous. Look how far we got with Sander’s daughter? Chelsea? I won’t even attempt at that example. This isn’t the first we reported on dear Hunter: 

Bernie and Jane Sanders College corruption? Funneled daughter $500,000

Then we have this little number:

Investigators Probing Scheme Funneling Money From State To Kerry’s Muslim loving Daughter

but since we have Jeff Sessions as AG, no need for the swamp creatures to worry. Here we go:

The private equity firm of former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden inked a billion-dollar deal with a subsidiary of the Chinese government’s Bank of China just 10 days after the father and son flew to China in 2013.

The Biden bombshell is one of many revealed in a new investigative book Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends by Government Accountability Institute President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer. Schweizer’s last book, Clinton Cash, sparked a FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

Snip….

Joe Biden has yet to comment on how the firm of a sitting vice president’s son was permitted to bag a billion-dollar deal with the Communist Chinese government—nor whether they had any knowledge or involvement in the deal. More at  Breitbart and how the scheme worked.

Latest update on the Biden:

Report Biden uneasy about potential attacks on sons shady business dealings

 

Peter Schweizer talks to Sean Hannity about upcoming book Secret Empires. Previews findings in highly anticipated expose on families of Joe Biden, John Kerry, Mitch McConnell and others

 

Bill Clinton admits to interfering in Israeli election – what is he doing over there?

 

Strange isn’t it? This little item never made it to the cables. Even more interesting, it is taking being more obnoxious for the Clintons to be relevant and to make a headline. First why is Bill over in the Middle East? Who is paying him? Or are the two of them going senile into the night? Of course, this just gives fodder to our distractors that the USA interferes in elections and governments. Note the Albania story out there now: US govt spent $9mn on Soros-backed political campaign in Albania …

Then again Obama was in it up to his eyeballs in interference as well.

The right in Israel has accused the U.S. — and in particular Democratic presidents — with interfering with local elections. The last time the finger was pointed was during the 2015 elections, when activists tied to the Obama administration were charged with trying to thwart another win for Netanyahu. The effort failed and Netanyahu kept the position he’s held since 2009.

Then again how about Russia?

Ted Kennedy asked Russians for election help, Bill Clinton mixed in the Russian election  bunkerville

In 1996 US govt interfered in Russia’s election so blatantly it was boasted of on the cover of Time magazine. . 

But back to the story at hand over at Breitbart:

TEL AVIV – Former president Bill Clinton confessed to Israeli television that he tried to help Shimon Peres defeat Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel’s 1996 general elections.

In an interview on Channel 10 news that aired Tuesday, Clinton admitted that he tried to help Peres win the election in a way that didn’t “overtly” implicate him, and that he did so because Peres was more committed than Netanyahu to the so-called peace process, which had suffered a huge blow with the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin six months earlier.

“I tried to do it in a way that didn’t overtly involve me,” he said, without expanding on exactly how he intervened.

Hunter Biden inked a billion-dollar deal with a subsidiary of the Chinese government’s Bank of China just 10 days after the father and son flew to China in 2013.

 

The best way to money launder kick-backs apparently is to have the payments go through the children. If this story had been about one of Trump’s kids the howls out of the media would have been enormous. Look how far we got with Sander’s daughter? Chelsea? I won’t even attempt at that example. This isn’t the first we reported on dear Hunter: 

Bernie and Jane Sanders College corruption? Funneled daughter $500,000

Then we have this little number:

Investigators Probing Scheme Funneling Money From State To Kerry’s Muslim loving Daughter

but since we have Jeff Sessions as AG, no need for the swamp creatures to worry. Here we go:

The private equity firm of former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden inked a billion-dollar deal with a subsidiary of the Chinese government’s Bank of China just 10 days after the father and son flew to China in 2013.

The Biden bombshell is one of many revealed in a new investigative book Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends by Government Accountability Institute President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer. Schweizer’s last book, Clinton Cash, sparked a FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

Snip….

Joe Biden has yet to comment on how the firm of a sitting vice president’s son was permitted to bag a billion-dollar deal with the Communist Chinese government—nor whether they had any knowledge or involvement in the deal. More at  Breitbart and how the scheme worked.

Epic Battle – Marie Bartiromo vs John Podesta over his Russia links

Here is a smack down that one doesn’t get to witness very often. Marie sank her teeth into Podesta and like a good bull-dog, didn’t let up. Finally someone looks at the Clinton crime cabal. Example:

“You joined the board of a small energy company in 2011,” Bartiromo said. “Two months later a Russian entity directly funded by the Kremlin invested $35 million in the company. You were given 75,000 shares in a Russian company which you failed to disclose when you became an Obama associate.”

“Maria, that is not true. I fully disclosed and I was completely compliant,” Podesta responded.

“You are picking through my emails that were stolen from the Russians and released by WikiLeaks and creating a story that is not true,” he added.

Bartiromo continued to say he had shares in a “Russian company.”

“Go back and get your facts straight, Maria,” Podesta said.

“That’s not true, John. We know you owned 75,000 shares,” Bartiromo responded.

(WIKILEAKS: Tax form Indicates John Podesta Put Russia-Tainted Shares In Daughter’s Company http://trib.al/ZB1F6jg  

John Podesta, the chairman for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, was a target of WikiLeaks during the election, but Wednesday he battled with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo over his own links to Russia.

Podesta blamed the Russians when his hacked emails were published by WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign, asserting that Moscow was working to elect now-President Donald Trump. The U.S. intelligence community has said the hack was part of a broader Russian effort to interfere in the election.

But the longtime Clinton ally, who met with the House Intelligence Committee behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss Russian meddling, has also faced allegations that he owned shares in a Kremlin-backed energy company, Joule Unlimited.

Bartiromo pushed Podesta on his association with the company, which she said was “widely reported” to be Kremlin-backed. Podesta served on the company’s board for multiple years starting in 2011. Read More:Free Beacon

Earlier Bunkerville posts:  

FBI Comey pushed back probe origins of ‘Salacious material’ requested by Trump

Interesting isn’t it that the Comey prepared remarks distributed yesterday included statements on the sex act nonsense against Trump. All of which would easily explain why Trump met privately with him at the least. If I were Trump, I would be furious as well as to why Comey didn’t want to go after the origins. Add to his angst that McCain confirms he handed over Trump documents to FBI | 12NEWS … Here goes:

Former FBI Director James B. Comey admitted that he pushed back against a request from President Donald Trump to possibly investigate the origins of “salacious material” that the agency possessed in the course of its investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

The detail was included in Comey’s prepared remarks set to be delivered Thursday to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and released ahead of Comey’s appearance.

 

In Comey’s prepared remarks, the former FBI chief says that following a January 6 Oval Office meeting with Intelligence Community leaders, Comey “remained alone with the President Elect to brief him on some personally sensitive aspects of the information assembled during the assessment.”’

It is clear Comey was referring to the dossier since he writes the “salacious and unverified” material was about to be publically reported by the news media.

He writes:

The IC leadership thought it important, for a variety of reasons, to alert the incoming President to the existence of this material, even though it was salacious and unverified. Among those reasons were: (1) we knew the media was about to publicly report the material and we believed the IC should not keep knowledge of the material and its imminent release from the President-Elect; and (2) to the extent there was some effort to compromise an incoming President, we could blunt any such effort with a defensive briefing.

Four days later, the dossier was published by BuzzFeed. 

Also, in his statement summarizing his conversation with Trump, Comey refers to Russian prostitutes, a key component of the dossier:

He said he had nothing to do with Russia, had not been involved with hookers in Russia, and had always assumed he was being recorded when in Russia. 

The document contains wild and unproven claims that the Russians had information on Trump and sordid sexual acts, including the mocked claim that Trump hired prostitutes and had them urinate on a hotel room bed.

Comey writes:

During the dinner, the President returned to the salacious material I had briefed him about on January 6, and, as he had done previously, expressed his disgust for the allegations and strongly denied them. He said he was considering ordering me to investigate the alleged incident to prove it didn’t happen. I replied that he should give that careful thought because it might create a narrative that we were investigating him personally, which we weren’t, and because it was very difficult to prove a negative. He said he would think about it and asked me to think about it.

In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on FBI oversight last month, Comey repeatedly refused to answer questions about his agency’s ties to the dossier.

More at Breitbart

Lawmakers say ‘halt’ to sale of Chicago Stock Exchange to China

Of course this is done over the holidays with an abbreviated comment period. We gave Russia our Uranium why not give China access to manipulating our financial markets. The unthinkable is thinkable these days. The Obama regime remains without comment. Here tis:

stockLawmakers are demanding a longer review of a Chinese firm’s deal to purchase the Chicago Stock Exchange, voicing concerns over the sale’s impact on U.S. national security and the financial security of the American marketplace.

“As the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) conducts its process to review this transaction, we similarly urge you to consider the negative impacts Chinese state-affiliated ownership of the Chicago Exchange will have on national security and the financial security of the American marketplace,” the lawmakers wrote.

Earlier this month, the Chicago Stock Exchange announced that CFIUS found “no unresolved national security concerns” regarding the deal. The sale now only faces approval by the SEC. The Treasury Department has declined to comment on the development.

The lawmakers argued Thursday that the deal would offer the firm the ability to “manipulate” the $22 trillion U.S. equity marketplace.

“The integrity of, and confidence in America’s financial markets is a bedrock component of our nation’s security,” they wrote. “This transaction raises serious questions that go well beyond the limited scope of review that has already taken place. Allowing an entity such as CCEG to acquire one of our nation’s exchanges—with the access, information, and opportunities that exist to undermine U.S. interests—is a very serious matter.”

“Given these concerns, we urge you to consider rejecting this transaction,” the lawmakers wrote.

More at Free Beacon

China launching cyber attacks on Missile defense every day

While we hear about trade agreements with China being unfair to American workers, how about the fact that they are working on killing us?

Chinese military hackers are conducting cyber attacks on the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency networks on a daily basis and will soon shift to hacking into networks of missile defense contractors, the admiral in charge of the agency told Congress on Thursday.

Perhaps we don’t have our priorities straight. Just suggesting. To give you an eye full, take a look at the attacks from around the world in real time. Maps are interactive, buzz around:

Kaspersky’s interactive cyber threat map and Norse Cyber Attack Map the live links. 

Although the attacks seem like they are being launched from China, that is not necessarily true as attackers are good at masking their real location. Just the same, in this little snapshot of “live” activity, Norse’s cyber attack map shows China launching massive attacks on the USA.

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A report by the Defense Science Board warned in 2013 that critical U.S. weapons and other military systems are vulnerable to cyber attack.

“The United States cannot be confident that our critical Information Technology (IT) systems will work under attack from a sophisticated and well-resourced opponent utilizing cyber capabilities in combination with all of their military and intelligence capabilities (a ‘full spectrum’ adversary,” the report concluded.

If this didn’t put our nerves on end, try this one.

Report: U.S. Government Dead Last Among Major Industries in Cybersecurity Protections

More at Free Beacon

Norse Cyber Attack Map

Gates: Obama went against all of the National Security team on ousting Mubarak

This is how we treat our friends and allies. Hillary Clinton, Samantha Power and Susan Rice orchestrated the ousting of Mubarak and the Arab Spring. Yet has Hilary been even questioned about it?

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told Fox News that President Barack Obama ignored the advice of his “entire national security team” during the Egyptian coup in 2011 that ousted Hosni Mubarak, the country’s former president.

“Literally the entire national security team recommended unanimously handling Mubarak differently than we did,” Gates said. “And the president took the advice of three junior backbenchers in terms of how to treat Mubarak.”

The former Pentagon chief also described how the analysis of the three “backbenchers” was based on lofty idealism rather than facts on the ground.

Mubarak was an important strategic ally for the United States, according to analysts, who point out that he granted U.S. warships priority access to the important Suez Canal, granted unrestricted flights to American military aircraft, and maintained peace with Israel.

One consequence of Obama’s push for Mubarak to step down is that it alienated Washington’s other primary Arab ally, Saudi Arabia, which had a good relationship with the Egyptian leader and saw the speed with which America was willing to dispose of him as a betrayal of sorts.

More at Free Beacon

Now the hypocrisy FLASHBACK: 2009 – Hillary Clinton Has A Most Wonderful Time Visiting Hosni Mubarak

President Obama and President Mubarak Speak to the Press
President Barack Obama and President Mubarak of Egypt address the press after meetings at the White House on the prospects of peace in the Middle East. August 18, 2009 Really very sad. Just take the first few minutes to watch, it gives a keen insight as to what a traitor looks and sounds like.

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