26 Mar 2015

Why the U.S. Will Fail by Winning in Mosul (and Tikrit)

The United States will most likely suffer defeat in Mosul, even if it “wins” against IS. And you can pretty much substitute “Tikrit” in the story below anywhere you see “Mosul.” The reasons will be much the same as those that caused the defeat of American strategy in Iraq War

25 Mar 2015

That’s What Friends Are For: Israel Spied on U.S. Talks with Iran

So U.S. counter-surveillance gets whooped by Israel, who then uses information gathered on Iran nuclear talks so that Netanyahu can try and convince Congress to torpedo Obama’s negotiations with Iran so that Israel can remain America’s bestie in the Middle East and shove Iran off to the side like a

24 Mar 2015

Is the U.S. Paying Off Iran to Keep the Nuke Negotiations Alive?

Negotiations require some back and forth, demonstrations of good will and good intent, and massive pay offs. Wait, what? The Obama administration in January handed over $490 million in cash to Iran, and will have released a total of $11.9 billion to the Islamic Republic by the time nuclear talks

21 Mar 2015

State Department Diplomatic Security Employee Arrested on Child Porn Charge

This post was originally published at WeMeantWell.com A State Department Diplomatic Security employee with high-level access to government IT and security resources was arrested in Broward County, Florida on a federal charges of possessing child pornography. FBI agents took Peter Meyers, 53, pictured, into custody. Law enforcement officials stated they found 50

19 Mar 2015

Taking Visas to the Supreme Court

On February 23, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Kerry v. Din. The U.S. government is seeking a writ of certiorari agreement by the Justices to review a lower court decision granting Ms. Din and her Afghan husband judicial review of his immigrant visa—green card—application. The state department permanently

10 Mar 2015

Famed Women’s Rights Proponent Accepts Millions from Governments Who Oppress Women

We told you about how the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Foundation accepts donations from foreign governments, including the United Arab Emirates (somewhere between $1 million and $5 million, the Clinton’s only report ranges) and Saudi Arabia (total between $10 million and $25 million). At least $1 million more was donated

09 Mar 2015

Bill Clinton Defends Foreign Donations to Clinton Foundation

See if you can spot what is wrong with this picture! Conflicts of Interest? We told you earlier about how during her term as Secretary of State, the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Foundation did not accept donations from foreign governments. Now, with Hillary as a pseudo-candidate for president, the Bill,

06 Mar 2015

Body Blows Against the First Amendment

Two recent cases show the contempt with which our government, at the federal and state levels, views the First Amendment. First Amendment Semi-Win After Military Police Harass, Sexually Threaten Journalist A very basic tenet of our democracy is that a free press exists to report to The People on the

05 Mar 2015

Clinton Personal Email Cesspool Deepens

Hillary Clinton announced in a Tweet that she wants her former employer, the Department of State, to review her emails with an eye toward releasing them. Here, she said it herself, on The Official Twitter: I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They

03 Mar 2015

More on Hillary Clinton’s Use of Personal Email Account at State Department

That sound you hear? That’s Republicans dancing a merry jig, and Benghazi investigators sharpening their subpoenas, because 2016 just got a lot more interesting with the revelation that as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton conducted all official business using a personal email account on her own web domain. Here’s what