U.S. intelligence officials clinging to power

First published January 8, 2017 in the Toronto Sun News

“Russia, Russia, Russia,” that’s who the left and some on the right blame or credit for president-elect Donald Trump’s triumph over Hillary Clinton.

GOP Senator John McCain, chairman of the senate armed services committee, scheduled a hearing, purportedly to get to the bottom of the alleged Russian conspiracy.

But come on — it was really a hearing for the old codger to exert his waning influence as the Trump administration begins to assemble, as well as a deliberate attempt to soil the credibility and legitimacy of the 45th president.

President Barack Obama’s intelligence officials, who were trotted out by the committee to testify, were more than happy to oblige McCain’s smear of Trump (who has vowed to overhaul the nation’s intelligence agencies).

You see, it’s all about these government bureaucrats clinging to their power.

After preparing a top secret 50-page report for Obama, James Clapper, director of national intelligence, testified that he and his comrades believed without a doubt that the Russian government interfered with the 2016 election.

Clapper characterized Russia’s meddling in the election as moving beyond the cyberattack of the Democratic National Committee e-mail to “activism.”

Along with spreading fake news on social media, Clapper said the Kremlin used the Russian government-funded RT America channel to pump out news “disparaging our system, our alleged hypocrisy about human rights.”

Well duh, that’s what the Russians do. RT is a hard charging, anti-American propaganda machine whose mission is to help fulfil Russian President Vladimir Putin’s campaign to make Russia great again on the world stage.

But the bigger problem here was the failure of U.S. intelligence.

“Whatever crack, fissure, they could find in our tapestry … they would exploit it,” Clapper added.

If it turns out that the Kremlin is to blame for the hack, what this looks like is an embarrassment for Obama’s top spies who couldn’t prevent it. Note to Barack Obama: feckless foreign policies have consequences.

U.S. intelligence still isn’t absolutely certain (without a doubt) that Russia interfered with the election. This top-secret report concludes that Putin directed the cyberattacks to rig the election. It also mentioned U.S. intelligence officials intercepted messages from the Russians who cheered Trump’s victory.

I was happy that Trump won and I’m not Russian.

Buried in a Washington Post story, reporters wrote that U.S. officials said “although the messages were seen as strong indicators of Moscow’s intent and clear preference for Trump, they were not regarded as conclusive evidence of Russian intelligence agencies’ efforts to achieve that outcome.”

No wonder Trump is skeptical and dubious of these claims.

The article noted that U.S. officials warned that such communication “signals intelligence” which can be taken out of context and isn’t always reliable, because the Kremlin is a cagey and formidable adversary.

Buried even deeper, the Washington Post reported that the messages from Russian officials revealed that they thought Hillary was going to win, and were stunned when she didn’t.

This “intelligence” report appears to be anything but conclusive.

But that hasn’t stopped the liberal news media and the left from trying to take down Trump — even in the face of his obvious victory and fast-approaching ascension to the presidency.

As I’ve argued on multiple occasions, the “who” behind the leaked e-mails doesn’t change what they say.

Those e-mails exposed to the American people the dishonesty and ruthlessness of the DNC and the liberal media, which colluded with Hillary’s campaign to elect her at any cost — including propagating fake polls. The ever-diligent DNC staff worked assiduously to take out Hillary’s competitor, Sen. Bernie Sanders, in the primaries.

Maybe we actually needed Russia or somebody to dump some intelligence on voters and level the playing field in the 2016 election.

After all, Hillary had the left-wing media trying to dishonestly rig the election in her favour.

Obama’s legacy a nightmare

First published December 27, 2016 in the Toronto Sun

After grinding America into the dirt, stabbing Israel in the back (and front), and ceding world influence to Russia, President Barack Obama bragged he would have been a better candidate than Hillary.

And his royal highness brayed he could have beaten President-elect Donald J. Trump.

Looks like Obama really believed Barbara Walters who said he was “the Messiah” and his staff who obsequiously dubbed him “Black Jesus.”

The arrogance and denial overflowing from Obama never ceases to amaze.

Obama’s acknowledgment, finally, that Hillary ran an awful, over-confident campaign, was right.

“If you think you’re winning, then you have a tendency, just like in sports, maybe to play it safer,” Obama said in his interview with former White House adviser David Axelrod.

And the same goes for a president who’s delusional about his legacy.

Gloating as he often does — even in the face of defeat — Obama said:

“I am confident in this vision because I’m confident that if I — if I had run again and articulated it — I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it,” Obama told Axelrod.

Obama’s “vision” over the past eight years is exactly what Americans rejected. First and foremost, is his no-growth economy where unemployment has gone down only because adults have given up looking for work.

Then there’s the culture war Obama waged on America, mandating public colleges give transgender students bathroom choices, along with forcing Christians (in the private sector) to bake cakes for gay weddings. And of course, we can’t forget Obama’s praising the bogus Black Lives Matter movement, while demonizing police.

Let’s not forget Obama’s absence from the world stage and his do-nothing foreign policy which gave rise to ISIS in Syria and elevated Russian President Vladimir Putin to be the defining voice in the Middle East. Because Obama kept dithering, President Bashar Assad — with the help of Putin and Iran and China — has committed genocide on his people.

Of course, Obama’s destabilization of the Middle East wouldn’t have been complete without his Iran overture. After 35 years of U.S., Obama gave the terrorist regime that vows to wipe Israel off the face of the earth, a nuclear bomb and $400 million in cash.

Of course Obama’s love of Muslim terrorists and contempt for American greatness wouldn’t be complete without his parting gift to Israel. Last week, he refused to veto the United Nations Security Council resolution condemning the construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. His contempt is predictable, considering Obama urged Israel to return to the pre-1967 war territory lines as a start of peace talks with Palestinians.

Yet against the backdrop of Obama’s eight-year nightmare, he thinks he could have beaten Trump.

“President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me. He should say that but I say NO WAY!” Trump tweeted.

Exactly right! Obama was a failure for the country and the Democrat Party. Thanks to Obama’s vision, Republicans won the presidency, control of Congress, and in 25 states — Republicans control both the state legislatures and governorships.

But Obama didn’t stop waxing prosaic on his formidable candidacy and faux legacy.

“See, I think the issue was less that Democrats have somehow abandoned the white working class, I think that’s nonsense. Look, the Affordable Care Act benefits a huge number of Trump voters. There are a lot of folks in places like West Virginia or Kentucky who didn’t vote for Hillary, didn’t vote for me, but are being helped by this … The problem is, is that we’re not there on the ground communicating not only the dry policy aspects of this, but that we care about these communities, that we’re bleeding for these communities.”

What? Working-class union voters in coal-producing states like West Virginia, Kentucky watched their jobs evaporate under Obama, who declared a war on coal. Those same blue-collar workers are now choosing between paying their mortgage or their UNAffordable Obamacare premiums. The problem wasn’t that Democrats didn’t communicate their message well, it’s that voters didn’t want Hillary’s four more years of Obama’s failed, crushing policies.

From the start of his campaign, Trump vowed to go after the blue-collar white voters in Democrat stronghold states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania that Hillary took for granted.

Not only did Trump beat Hillary among white men without a college education (by more than Ronald Reagan beat Walter Mondale in his historic 1984 landslide), but he also equaled Reagan’s margin among non-college-educated white women. According to exit polls conducted by CNN, Trump won white union members without a college degree by 58%, to Hillary’s 32%.

It may have taken eight years for Americans to see Obama’s vision wasn’t filled with sunshine and lollipops. But in 2016, voters saw through Obama’s transformational lies and there is no way they would have rallied behind “Black Jesus” a third time!

Sore losers blaming Russia for Hillary’s defeat

First published December 20, 2016 in the Toronto Sun News

When will it sink into the Democrat Party’s collective psyche that Donald Trump won the election fairly and they need to get over it?

First, liberals fuelled a “faithless electors” campaign to get 538 members of the Electoral College to vote against the will of the people. But even though seven electors went rogue, electors confirmed Trump the winner Monday. One would think this would settle matters.

But Bill Clinton and Hillary revealed what a graceless loser looks like. Taking questions in a Katonah, N.Y. bookstore, the Record-Review reported Bill blamed Hillary’s loss on FBI Director James Comey re-opening the investigation into her use of a private email.

Then Bill doubled-down on trashing Trump.

“He doesn’t know much. One thing he does know is how to get angry, white men to vote for him,” Clinton replied to a man who asked if Trump was smart.

Speaking to big donors at New York City’s Plaza Hotel, Hillary blamed the Russia email hacks for her loss, saying Russia had “a personal beef against me.”

The reality is Americans have a beef with the Clintons — they’re sick and tired of them.

Even President Barack Obama has joined the why-Hillary-lost-the-election excuse-making train. While Hillary was riding high in the fake polls and trumped-up headlines before the election, Obama dismissed concerns about Russia hacking the election. But he too can’t come to grips with the reality of Hillary’s epic loss, so is changing his tune.

In a press conference full of histrionics, Obama declared he was confident Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the hacking of the Democratic National Committee email system and that of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. For added drama, Obama said the “intelligence” he’d seen convinced him Putin tampered with the U.S. election.

“Our goal continues to be to send a clear message to Russia and others not to do this to us because we can do stuff to you,” warned Obama.

You mean like all the stuff Obama has done to Russia since Putin helped his thug buddy President Bashar al-Assad butcher, burn and bomb Syrians over the past six years?

Never mind, let’s stay focused on Obama’s Russia hysteria. If Obama had such Red Fever about election rigging, why didn’t he order a comprehensive review of the cyber attacks before Nov. 8? Moreover, Obama reads presidential daily briefs prepared by the CIA, and places utter confidence in them. So he could have easily called for an investigation before the election.

If Comey could complete a second investigation into Hillary’s private email use, reading through thousands of emails in mere days, surely Obama could have investigated the hacking swiftly.

But Obama also conceded in his partisan, double-speak press conference that the hacked emails were “not some elaborate, complicated espionage scheme.” In other words, whoever was behind the leaked emails didn’t change the content. The emails revealed that the DNC was in the tank — from day one — to rig the primary process against Bernie Sanders, to make Hillary the Democrat presidential nominee. And the liberal media was in the tank to do anything and everything possible, including spreading fake news, to help elect Hillary president.

Obama complaining that the media didn’t treat his Hillary “fairly” is laughable. Day in and day out, the liberal mainstream media was obsessed with bashing Trump as a lecherous, nativist, racist man, who was Putin’s puppet, and everything else notorious in between. Only Trump wasn’t. To Obama’s point, the American people made an assessment of Hillary and her emails — those that were both hacked and those stored on her personal server — and they didn’t like what they read.

If U.S. intelligence ultimately proves Putin was behind the attack, it won’t necessarily mean Russia rigged the election any more than Comey did. It will mean Russia stole emails and leaked them to the public. There is a difference.

Obama should get on with the business of leaving office instead of fuelling lies and misinformation that undermine Trump’s presidency. And Bill and Hillary should go back to enriching themselves at the Clinton Foundation. That’s what they do best.

Trump tells CIA it’s not indispensible

First published December 13, 2016 in the Toronto Sun

Democrats and Republicans alike refuse to come to grips with the reality that President-elect Donald J. Trump has no plans to do business as usual in Washington.

Trump’s recent dust-up with the Central Intelligence Agency demonstrates how he’s reducing the influence and power of government bureaucrats — and why they don’t like it.

In an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace, Trump dared to criticize the CIA, by stating he didn’t believe the claim that the Russian government hacked the Democratic National Committee email system to help him win the election.

“I think it’s just another excuse. I don’t believe it,” Trump said.

Predictably, the liberal news media went bonkers. But the CIA and Republican career politicians whose power and livelihood depends upon their influence also blew their stacks over Trump’s comments.

“It’s concerning that intelligence on Russian actions related to the U.S. election is being dismissed out of hand as false or politically partisan. The inclination to ignore such intelligence and impugn the integrity of the U.S intelligence officials is contrary to all that is sacred to national security professionals who work day and night to protect this country,” wrote the CIA in a statement to the Wall Street Journal.

Trump’s questioning the CIA’s conclusion isn’t impugning.

What the CIA is really mad about is Trump put the agency on notice that they’re fired from being the sacred cow on intelligence gathering, and he’s not going to rely solely on the CIA for information. Let’s not forget that former President George W. Bush went to war with Iraq because he relied on the CIA’s faulty 2003 intelligence on Sadaam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. Since when did the CIA become an agency above reproach? I thought the CIA, like all other agencies, serve the commander-in-chief?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan praised the CIA and blasted Russia as America’s enemy. But neither gentleman asked why the CIA did nothing to predict the rise of ISIS in Syria in 2012.

Republican Senate Armed Services Chairman Senator John McCain joined with Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer and said the Senate would investigate Russia’s interference in the election. Senator Lindsay Graham was indignant over the idea that Trump and his secretary of state nominee, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, might have a good relationship with Putin.

Frankly, somebody needs to have a good working relationship with Putin since President Barack Obama abdicated American influence in Syria and the Middle East to Russia. Thanks to Obama’s inaction, ISIS is raging in Iraq and Syria, and threatening America’s safety at home. Iran has a nuclear weapon and Israel is a sitting duck. And Putin is best friends with all the bad guys: Iran, China and Syria.

Perhaps bureaucrats in Washington need to worry more about this instead of chasing down allegations and wishful thinking by Obama’s CIA that Russia stole the election from Hillary Clinton.

Official Washington’s hysteria over Trump’s doubting the CIA boils down to a loss of control and power. Trump will likely rely on his cabinet and competent foreign policy advisors and return decision making on fighting terrorism to the military, instead of Congress. In other words, Trump will lead and take responsibility for his actions. Imagine that: a strong leader representing America to the world!

Hillary loved fake news — until she lost

First published December 11, 2016 in the Toronto Sun

Hillary Clinton believed (and bathed in) all the fake news that CNN and other liberal news outlets churned out 24/7, in anticipation of her inevitable victory.

That’s why it was so hard for the old girl to face her supporters on election night and admit defeat.

Why? Because she was utterly stunned by her loss.

So, it would seem rather odd that Hillary’s now whining about fake news, and blaming it for her colossal humiliation.

“The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year — it’s now clear the so-called fake news can have real-world consequences,” Hillary insisted in a speech at a ceremony for retiring Sen. Harry Reid.

Why yes, the spread of fake news does have consequences as do the perpetrators and propagandanistas of said fake news — like CNN, The Washington Post, and the New York Times. Hillary ate up this fake news back when they all predicted she’d clean Donald Trump’s electoral clock! She smiled like a Cheshire Cat that got the canary (kindly forgive the mixed metaphor), devouring the avalanche of biased headlines. “The more fake news the better,” she purred, as she ready herself for the Oval Office!

Now, in her dejected state, Hillary is demanding that news be reported objectively, and that Congress do something about fake news.

Does Hillary, the tolerant liberal, want Congress to regulate or ban free speech? How very, er, Russian of her.

“This isn’t about politics or partisanship. Lives are at risk — lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days, to do their jobs, contribute to their communities.

“It’s a danger that must be addressed and addressed quickly,” demanded the deluded Democrat.

Hillary was trying to conflate her loss with the recent incident where a mad gunman stormed Comet Pizza in Washington, D.C. Inspired by a fake news story that alleged Hillary and some of her campaign cronies were operating a child sex slave business in tunnel under the restaurant, he drove six hours from North Carolina intending to mete out some twisted vigilante justice.

No one was hurt.

But nothing is putting lives at risk as much as the epidemic of fake news coming from news outlets like CNN, which incites race wars by calling Trump and his supporters racist, nativist and xenophobic. CNN never met the shooting of an “unarmed black man” by a (white, most of the time) police officer that it didn’t like and exploit in order to get ratings — all the while stoking violence and rioting.

There have been allegations that the Russian government was behind the propagation of false news stories during the election, to help Trump win. But fake news was happening long before Hillary ran a second time and failed to break the last glass ceiling. Consider: The Onion — a top purveyor of fake news. Further, conspiracy theories are pushed all time on social media sites, blogs and alternative news sites.

The liberal media produced non-stop fake reporting to rig the election for Hillary. And they’re still at it — like junkies who can’t give up their addiction.

“Reports by CNN that I will be working on The Apprentice during my Presidency, even part time, are ridiculous & untrue — FAKE NEWS!” Trump tweeted in response to “news reports.”

Hillary lost because she was a fake candidate concerned with one thing: herself.

And voters didn’t buy the phony headlines emanating from Hillary’s comrades in the liberal press.


Mexican Drug Cartel Spotters Have Invaded Arizona Mountains

Illegal aliens are invading America — from the inside out, and bringing drugs into the country. Yes, President Elect Donald Trump was right: Mexico isn’t sending us their best. They’re helping spread the scourge of addiction! So-called spotters for the Mexican drug cartel sit atop mountains in southern Arizona, along the Mexican border, to help drug smugglers move their drugs into America. And, our friendly federal government — which knows about it — has decided to sit on its hands and do NOTHING.

A spotter location is called a Listening Post/Observation Post (LP/OP). According to data compiled by Rosemary Jenks, Director of Government Relations, NumbersUSA, from law enforcement agents from four separate federal agencies, there are more than 70 foreign LP/OPs operating in Arizona — as in Arizona, USA.

“No one wants the American people to know there’s an invasion force sitting on top of our mountains,” Rosemary Jenks, Director of Government Relations, NumbersUSA.

Jenks has made several trips to border stations in Arizona since 2005, and describes an horrific scene: Paid, armed and supplied with food by the Mexican drug cartel, these Mexican spotters climb up mountains on US territory, and camp out for two weeks at a time — to act as look-outs for US border patrol agents.

These foreign spotter-spies have blankets, guns, batteries, radios and radio repeaters to alert one another (and the smugglers) about US border patrol agents. Since a guy gets lonely on top of a cold mountain, the cartel even sends hookers to the mountain top every so often. I guess even spotters need love.

“You basically have a paramilitary positions overlooking [America’s] transportation routes for drug smuggling, and the US government is doing nothing about it. You can bet if it were ISIS, we would do something about it, explained Congressman Steve King (R-IA).

Can you imagine ISIS taking over US mountaintops, and law enforcement shrugging it off as if to say “Hey, there’s no law against hanging out on a mountain!” Well, that’s basically what President Barack Obama and his dutiful Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson have told Immigration & Customs Agents to do: look up to the Mexican cartel drug spotters and wave.

About 80%-90% of the drugs consumed in America come from Mexico. Not only isn’t Mexico sending us their best — our neighbor to the south, coupled with America’s refusal to enforce the law, is helping the Mexican drug cartels get very rich in the process. And, oh yeah, they’re harming Americans in the process. Maybe Trump just needs to make the cartel pay for the wall and build it.

King, who sits on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration & Border Security, is pro-law-enforcement and a fierce opponent of illegal immigration. In an exclusive interview, he explained to me that spotters date back to President Bill Clinton, only now there’s more of them.

In 2009, Rep. King and Jenks from traveled throughout southern Arizona, from Bisbee to Organ Pipe National Monument, and everything in between from the border up to Phoenix. And oh, what they saw! The pair traveled with Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in a Blackhawk helicopter, for a surveillance over the mountain range where they saw firsthand the invasion of America by illegals.

After landing on one of the look-out posts, King and Jenks saw blankets and caves where the spotters hide when they hear helicopters. During one flyover, King described hearing lots of radio chatter among the illegal-alien spotters as the helicopter drew near. As the helicopter hovered over the mountaintop, they could see the spotters scrambling down the mountain, or scurrying like rats into holes or caves.

“How much lawlessness is accepted by our law enforcement?” King asked rhetorically.

America’s new normal is that we now tolerate invasion of our homeland by employees of the Mexican drug cartel. During the 2009 trip to Arizona, King and Jenks met with the Shadow Wolves in Sells, Arizona. Shadow Wolves are the Department of Homeland Security’s only Native American drug-smuggling patrol unit that monitors the 76 miles of land shared by the Tohono O’odham Nation and Mexico, along the southern border of Arizona.

King and Jenks explained to me that the Shadow Wolves are eager to remove the spotters, but ICE won’t let them. Wait, what? Our federal government has access to highly-trained and successful officers who are willing to remove foreign occupants from our mountaintops…but refuses to do so. Yet another example of how Obama has turned our immigration laws into a political football.

The Shadow Wolves make James Bond look like a pussy…galore. Since October 2006, the 15-member Shadow Wolf unit seized over 31,000 pounds of marijuana, and was responsible 43 criminal arrests of smugglers. Using a method called cutting, Shadow Wolf officers search for any kind of physical evidence (footprints, tire tracks, thread, broken twigs, clothing) to capture Mexican drug spotters.

Meantime, King says a US Border Patrol agent told him,“I love this job. I punch in for an 8-hour shift. I love to catch illegals, deliver them to the station and go out an catch some more. Those people who think they want to come here and make a difference, wash out because nothing changes.”

It’s time something changes. America’s sovereignty begins and ends at controlling and securing our borders.

“The US has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems,” bluntly observed Mr. Trump. He was right, and this must stop.