Trump: Fighter jets aggressive because Russians ‘really dislike Obama’
“The repeated flights by the Sukhoi SU-24 warplanes, which also flew near the ship a day earlier, were so close they created wake in the water, with 11 passes, the official said.” – Business Insider
On Thursday evening, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump had an interesting exchange with Bret Baier of Special Report on Fox News. During the discussion, Trump declined to answer whether he ever met Vladimir Putin and observed that Russians “want to be friendly with the United States.” Trump also implied that he is softening his position on illegal immigration, telling Baier that “…we have to negotiate. We have to see…” when asked if his illegal immigration stance is likely going to be more “nuanced.”
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Our Watcher’s Council Nominations – Post-Constitutional Edition
The Watcher’s Council
Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.
This week we were sad indeed to say goodbye to long-time Council member Brent Parrish at The Right Planet.
Brent is taking a hiatus from blogging to concentrate on family and business concerns, and all of us wish him the best. And of course, as a plugged in member of the WoW community, we’ll look forward to hearing from him in the future in our Forum, our inter-Council threads and perhaps, even an article as a non-council submission if he gets the bug to write again, which we certainly hope he will.
This means we currently have a vacancy on the Watcher’s Council, the oldest and most established blogging group in the ‘sphere. Any talented, interested parties should contact me directly by leaving a comment on any story on JoshuaPundit, including your name, site name and e-mail info as well as anything else you wish to include. Needless to say, it won’t be published, but I will respond promptly to your inquiry and tell you what’s involved.
So, let’s see what we have for you this week…
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Thanks And May God Bless Ted Cruz
By: Lloyd Marcus
On election day in Indiana, my wife Mary, our Conservative Campaign Committee and I did a final sign wave for Cruz.
That evening a friend texted, “Ted Cruz dropped out of the Presidential race tonight.” I replied, “Okay.”
Voters blew it. They allowed the best hope for America to get away. My first thought was to thank Ted and Heidi Cruz. Secondly, I wanted to thank and say something comforting to my fellow patriots who labored long and hard to save our country via Ted Cruz. Sadly, I could not think of anything hopeful or encouraging to say.
In our hotel room, Mary tearfully exchanged texts with family and friends supportive of Cruz. I decided to go for a walk. As I walked around the hotel grounds, an old hymn came to mind.
“Where could I go where could I go
Seeking a refuge for my soul
Needing a friend to help me in the end
Where could I go but to the Lord.” http://bit.ly/26RxGSR
That is the answer folks. I find refuge, peace and hope in trusting God.
It took a miracle for Cruz to become a US Senator. God did not bring Ted this far to leave him. While I would never presume to know God’s plan, I know He is not done with Ted. Ted Cruz is a young man. Let’s continue to pray that God strengthens and protects Ted and his family.
Keep the faith brother and sister patriots. As God gives me strength, I will continue fighting to save our country. I pray that you will do the same. God bless, Lloyd
Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
Chairman: The Conservative Campaign Committee
Trump White House: Just How Bad A Narcissist, Really? Sam Vaknin Relates
By: Arlen Williams | Gulag Bound
The tulip tree (liriodendron tulipifera) official state tree of Indiana, as in “out of one’s tulip tree”
AW: The Third of May was quite an auspicious day in American history. First, we had Donald Trump’s freakish Lee Harvey Oswalding of Ted Cruz’ father Rafael. It was as if he shouted at the top of his lungs, “America! Listen! I am not fit for the U.S. Presidency!” This brought Cruz’ epic lambasting of Trump as the malignant narcissist he is (reader, catch it if you haven’t). Then, of course Hoosiers deftly proceeded to tilt the whole Republican pan of marbles to Trump, whereupon Cruz suspended his campaign. I think God is showing our country just how sensible we have gotten.
It’s been two months since I interviewed you and I’m really annoyed about a number of things, Sam. The news media are derelict of duty about Trump and his readily apparent Narcissistic Personality Disorder, despite the warnings from you and a number of other experts who have put their reputations on the line. “Trumpkins” in social media claim all politicians are narcissists, so what? Maybe the core of the matter is people don’t understand how dangerous and harmful this all is. Let’s start with that.
So, just speculatively, from your experience and observations, how dangerous do you believe a President Trump would be?
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The Propaganda Network Behind Trump’s Bizarre Tabloid Charges
By: Cliff Kincaid | Accuracy in Media
Until Tuesday, political observers thought Donald J. Trump got information about foreign affairs from the Sunday shows. Then we learned that he had relied on an unsubstantiated story in the National Enquirer for the facts about the assassination of John F.Kennedy.
The charges were classic Russian disinformation. These had a double purpose—taking attention away from the communist conspiracy that actually murdered President Kennedy, and transferring the notoriety to Trump’s political opponent in the U.S. presidential race.
The attack on Cruz’s father, publicized by Trump on the Fox News Channel, was taken directly from the National Enquirer but has also been transmitted by a series of outlets known to be part of Moscow’s global propaganda apparatus, and some lesser-known left-wing, or “progressive,” sites. One name that figures prominently in several of the reports and who apparently “broke” the story is Wayne Madsen, who claims all kinds of high-level intelligence connections. Until the Cruz story, his main claim to fame was being the source for a story in the Globe—another supermarket tabloid—which allegedthat President George W. Bush was having an extramarital affair with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
A regular contributor to the Russia Today and Iranian Press TV propaganda channels, Madsen has also alleged that Barack Obama and/or his family members had CIA connections. He highlights the work of his grandmother in his bio, calling her “a newspaper reporter and editor for Land og Folk as well as a novelist.” Land og Folk was a Danish language communist newspaper. One of Madsen’s admitted journalism icons is I.F. Stone, exposed as a Soviet agent of influence.
Madsen’s story tried to link Cruz’s father to JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, a pro-Marxist member of the “Fair Play for Cuba Committee,” which had links to the Communist Party USA and the Socialist Workers Party.
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