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Eddie Gallagher Case Typifies the Dysfunction of SEAL Leadership

I’ve been mulling over writing about the poor treatment Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer Eddie Gallagher received over the past few years at that the hands of the wussified modern American Naval community. The irony is that they are acting like leftists, as in they are acting simultaneously like politically correct girly-men and bullies.

By wussification, I mean hamstringing special operators with very limiting rules of engagement (ROE) and then bullying them if and when one steps over their arbitrarily created red lines. Add to that, the heavy toll of over-deployment.

I reached out to some operators I know, and unfortunately received little comment. I can certainly understand why.

Then I was sent this from SEAL Chief Brandon Webb’s site SOFREP. It pretty much sums up my feelings on the topic.

from Brandon Webb at SOFREP:

TRUMP’S INTERVENTION, GALLAGHER, WAR CRIMES, TOXIC CULTURE: THE ISSUES OF THE SEAL TEAMS

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Russell Rhodes Jr./Released)

I wouldn’t want my son to be in the SEAL Teams that exist today, it’s a mafioso environment where everyone has dirt on each other. The culture is more Hells Angels than a professional Special Ops unit.” – Anonymous Navy SEAL

#Truth

I was initially worried about addressing this topic because of the toxic peer pressure that exists among the SEAL community inside and outside. However, my business network kept asking me about Gallagher and Trump’s intervention in his case, and in the end, I decided that if the thought of speaking about this made me uncomfortable, I should just write about it.

Stage set, cameras rolling, soundcheck, action. read more

WND Exclusive – Dem hack Hank Johnson’s Manifest Hypocrisy

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

President Trump is accused by the Democrats of a quid pro quo, or bribery or extortion – at least until they come up with another synonym that focus groups better than those three.

According to Democrats, Trump threatened to withhold aid money and military supplies from Ukraine unless they opened an investigation into Joe and Hunter Biden.

To this, Democratic hack from Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson said:

“Attempting to coerce a foreign government into digging up dirt on a political opponent, then trying to cover it up by unlawfully refusing to turn over the whistleblower complaint to Congress, crosses a red line.”

In case you’re thinking – where have I heard that name, let me elucidate. And no, you didn’t see his name on the Harvard doctoral registry, or the Mensa International website. Let’s see if this jogs your memory: read more

Turns Out – Going Around the State Dept. is Nothing New

What does a President do if he doesn’t believe he can trust his own State Department diplomats to conduct foreign policy the way he wishes? Find someone he can trust and send them instead. That’s exactly what Trump did when he tapped Giuliani. And Trump certainly wasn’t the first, and he won’t be the last.

from Real Clear Investigations:

Giuliani-Style ‘Shadow’ Diplomacy: Par for the Course for U.S. Presidents

Rudolph Giuliani didn’t hide the fact that he was investigating whether Ukraine interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Yet most media have treated Giuliani’s efforts as sneaky and suspect because he acted at the personal behest of the president and not as an official representative of the bureaucracy. The New York Times, for example, claimed Giuliani was conducting “a shadow foreign policy campaign.”

In fact, presidents since George Washington have turned to individuals without formal government positions to pursue foreign policy interests and objectives. Private citizens, often acting as special envoys, have helped negotiate issues ranging from trade to war. While critics deride such efforts as “back-door,” “secret,” or “shadow” undertakings, many presidents have found it useful to dispatch people they trust, who can think and operate outside the constraints of official channels in handling delicate matters. read more

Impeachment will Implode on Democrats

from the New York Sun:

Sordid Ruse Is All That’s Left Of Impeachment

You may read it here first: This sordid, contemptible impeachment ruse is finally disintegrating. It was another fraud, and I predict that this time the polls will move clearly in the president’s favor. There are limits to how often his enemies can get the public and the world to the edges of their chairs with their fantastic accusations.

The Economist, a long-respected magazine in earlier times, told us a year ago that the Trump presidency was hanging on the thread of Michael Cohen’s testimony. Most of the American press gave the public to understand for two years that there was a high chance that he would be thrown out once the Mueller investigation established his “treasonous” links to the Russians. read more

It’s Looking like Michael Flynn was Railroaded by the FBI

by: Brent Smith

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For years, possibly even decades, many of us constitutionalists have insisted that our founding fathers were prescient, almost to the point of clairvoyance. It seems that whatever issues befall our nation, the founders already accounted for when they crafted the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Yet, I’m starting to wonder if even they could’ve predicted the depths of depravity our government has sunk to over the last few years.

The lengths the Deep State, entrenched bureaucracy, has so far gone through to attempt to remove a duly elected President of the United States is staggering. It’s something never seen in our history and if it were someday to be made into a movie, it would likely be impossible to follow, given how many characters are involved and the myriad of plot twists.

And for what? Because the leftists in our government and media, after three years, still cannot comes to grips with Donald Trump as president.

It’s like Citizen Kane on the most powerful steroid imaginable. I can see Adam Schiff, lying on his death bed someday. With his last breath, not uttering “Rosebud,” as did Kane, but “Trump.” Arthur Conan Doyle couldn’t dream up a more intricate plot line. read more

WND Exclusive – How Trump can help more people dump the Democrats

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

A guy called into Rush Limbaugh this past Tuesday. He was a retired college professor who is done with the Democrats. He voted Democrat his entire life until 2016 when he pulled the lever for Trump.

Basically, he wised up to the lies of the Democratic Party and became a conservative. And unlike some Republicans, he liked the way Trump fought back against the left and threw it right back at them.

He said he was definitely done with the lying Democrats, but he also voiced his frustration with Trump, which Rush didn’t seem to understand. Well, I for one understood exactly what the professor meant, because it’s the same way many conservatives feel. read more

Trump Campaign Hit With Hyperinflation

from The Washington Free Beacon:

City Charges Trump $500K, Obama $20K For Rally Security

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President Donald Trump’s campaign is threatening a lawsuit after Minneapolis city leaders charged it $530,000 for security at an event scheduled for Thursday—26 times the amount it billed former president Barack Obama for a 2009 rally.

Mayor Jacob Frey said in September that Trump’s behavior is “reprehensible” and that his “message of hatred will never be welcome in Minneapolis,” according to the Star Tribune. The Trump campaign accused Frey of “abusing the power of his office” and “conjuring a phony and outlandish bill for security.” read more

Lawrence O’Donnell – No Regard for the Truth

NEWSFLASH: MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell was once a border patrol agent who was known to abuse undocumented

Yeah … I Wish!

immigrants!

This is a bold-faced lie that I just made up, and I’m admitting immediately, which is more than I can say for the claims made by Lawrence O’Donnell himself, regarding President Trump. This, among a million other reasons, is why I could not be employed by leftist “news” outlets like MSNBC.

But see how easy it is? Just make crap up and put it out there, knowing that in most cases, others will provide cover and maybe even advance the lie, via Twitter or other social media venue.

Reporting is dead and buried at these leftist cable outlets. It is all nothing but 24/7, anti-Trump, agenda-driven fabrications. And unless someone calls them on their lies, they will not retract or admit the fabrication.

from the Blaze:

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell claims President Trump co-signed loans with Russian oligarchs — then admits he has no proof

His own network was unable to confirm his story

UPDATE: at 4:10 p.m. ET Wednesday: MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell has issued a tweet retracting his claim that President Donald Trump co-signed loans with Russian oligarchs. O’Donnell called his own reporting “an error in judgment” and apologized for not going through his network’s “rigorous verification and standards process.”

“I shouldn’t have reported it and I was wrong to discuss it on the air,” he admitted. “I will address the issue on my show tonight. read more

WND Exclusive – How the ‘Squad’ actually benefits America

by Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

Many on the right and left wish to see “The Squad” just go away. They’re hoping that these radicals – Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley – are all defeated in the next election.

But I tend to agree with President Trump. Give them a soap box and a microphone, and allow them to spout their radical leftist nonsense all they like. Allow them the opportunity to continue to drag the Democratic Party further left, while driving the likes of Nancy Pelosi and the old-guard leadership nuts.

As they force the left further toward communism, even liberals, who just a few years ago we classified as leftist, appear almost reasonable – at least at times, and relative to this new crop. read more

Don’t Cave on the Constitution

The beginning of the end of the Second Amendment

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

I agree with the President on most things, but I can’t on this.

We’ve been hearing, ad nauseum, that polling suggests that the public supports universal background checks and greater gun restrictions. And we’ve not only been hearing this from democrats, but also from Republicans.

So now I guess we’ve given up on protection and defense of the Constitution and will be governed by the whims of the people and politicians?

It reminds of what the father of the modern progressive movement, president Woodrow Wilson said.  (I hate that guy!) “The Constitution was founded on the law of gravitation. The government was to exist and move by virtue of the efficacy of ‘checks and balances.’ The trouble with the theory is that government is not a machine, but a living thing. No living thing can have its organs offset against each other, as checks, and live.”

This was the beginning of the “living, breathing,” Constitution. That musty old document was fine for its day, but it should not have been built on immovable bedrock. Instead it should be built on sand so that it may move and shift with the changing times.

President Trump and the Republicans have expressed openness to a federal red flag law and for “meaningful” background checks. read more