Trump tells NATO members to pay fair share for defense

May 26, 2017

President boldly addresses alliance members

On his first foreign trip as President, Donald Trump scored high marks with Americans who gave him a stunning victory last November.

His trip included a visit to Saudi Arabia, where he addressed the leaders of Muslim nations telling them they must do more to rout out Islamic extremists from their communities and mosques. In Israel he met with ally Benjamin Netanyahu and visited holy sites. He also used the opportunity to make a pointed reference to the previous administration which meddled in Israel’s election in an attempt to oust President Netanyahu, saying. “America’s security partnership with Israel is stronger than ever. Under my administration, you see the difference.”

The President and First Lady and key members of his administration then met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Thursday he addressed NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) members, and spoke frankly about their obligations to “contribute their fair share” so the alliance can focus on fighting terrorism and dealing with “the grave concerns” relating to a mass migration crisis.

“The NATO of the future must include a great focus on terrorism and immigration, as well as threats from Russia and our NATO’s eastern and southern borders,” Trump said in a speech at the new $1.2 billion NATO headquarters in Brussels.

He also told members of the NATO alliance they must finally meet their financial obligations. Referring to “chronic underpayments,” Trump said 23 of the 28 member nations are “still not paying what they should be paying for their own defense.”

The United States has borne 22% of the costs associated with defending all of the member nations. In an agreed upon cost sharing formula, at least 2% of each county’s gross domestic product is to be spent on defense. Currently, only five of the 28 member nations carrying their own weight are the United States, the United Kingdom, Greece, Poland, and Estonia. Germany only pays 1.19.percent and Canada a paltry 1%.  Spain spends 0.9%, as does Belgium. Most of the 28 nation alliance prefer to spend on expansive social programs.

“This is not fair to the taxpayers of the United States,” Trump stated.

The president used his NATO speech to reiterate a point he made during his Saudi Arabia visit, when he encouraged Middle Eastern allies to take on a greater role in fighting the Islamic State.

“This call for driving out terrorism is a message I took to a historic gathering of Arab and Muslim leaders across the region, hosted by Saudi Arabia,” Trump said. “The leaders of the Middle East agreed at this unprecedented meeting to stop funding the radical ideology that leads to this horrible terrorism all over the globe.”

Referencing the terrorist attack in Manchester, England earlier this week as an example of the reasons why NATO as an institution must do more to combat Islamic extremism, Trump said, “The recent attack in the United Kingdom demonstrates the depths of the evil we face with terrorism. Innocent little girls and so many others were horribly murdered and badly injured while attending a concert — beautiful lives with such great potential torn from their families forever. It was a barbaric and vicious attack upon our civilization.” 


Joe Arpaio and the facts get skewed in NYT report

May 24, 2017

Count on the New York Times to write a n inaccurate article on former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The intent of reporter Fernanda Santos was clearly to skewer the career lawman who was repeatedly elected by Maricopa County voters to an unprecedented six-four years terms.

If Fernanda was named Colleen McClanahan, would she have been given this assignment in which she conspicuously interviewed only Hispanics who were erroneously led to believe that Arpaio was targeting them without cause. His workplace raids exposed illegal alien profiteers — business owners and their agents — who hired illegal foreign nationals at substandard wages. Those in the U.S. illegally were rightly booked.

In what clearly appeared to be a personal vendetta carried out by a federal judge timed to coincide with the General Election in which the popular Arpaio was on the ballot running for a seventh term, he was charged with criminal contempt of court for ignoring U.S. District Judge Murray Snow’s order in a three-year old “racial-profiling” case. Arpaio acknowledged violating Snow’s order but insisted the breach was unintentional.

Arpaio was made to sound pathetic, when he is anything but. At age 84, he is quick-witted and robust, with an excellent memory and thoughtful demeanor. Reporter Santos portrays Arpaio as virtually friendless, left to look back wistfully over his expansive career. That, too, is delusional on her part. He still rates standing ovations and has maintained an unwavering base of loyalists.

The article briefly focuses on Arpaio’s successor, Sheriff Paul Penzone, but neglects to mention that Socialist billionaire George Soros, who is contemptuous of national borders, funded his campaign as part of a massive effort to reconfigure the U.S. Justice System. Penzone, who  refers to illegal aliens as  “guests” meets Soros’ criteria. Also missing from the report is the fact that Penzone had roughed up his former wife while a sergeant on the Phoenix Police force and was placed on administrative leave.

Santos scores another deception as she writes, “Fiscal conservatives deserted Arpaio, weary of the rising costs of his legal bills.“ Missing is any reference that Paul Penzone is angling for a $10 million budget hike for the upcoming fiscal year, which she obviously considers unworthy of mention.  Apparently the sidelong glancing Santos is only able to focus her negativity on Arpaio, which she then pumps up with flaccid “facts.”

Arpaio’s renown Tent City has been dismantled by Penzone, who has negatively referred to the cost saving effort as a “circus.”  The tents are military surplus, the same tents our service personnel bunk in. Here in Phoenix they are air-cooled.  In the Middle East desert, there is no such accommodation for our troops.

Included in the interview is a 31-year-old state legislator, identified as “a son of Mexican immigrants” (legal? illegal?) who represents the West Phoenix district where he grew up. He recalls seeing sheriff’s deputies “going down my street, raiding homes in my neighborhood.” This is a brazen lie. Such raids would only take place with a warrant issued in criminal cases, yet the bogus recollection is included as part of Fernanda Santos’ report. If his neighbors were drug dealers or murderers, he neglected to mention it.

The New York Times, it should be remembered, is the same newspaper that in 2008 — during John McCain’s failed presidential bid — wrote a piece on Arizona politics, highlighting then-congressman John Shadegg. He referred to his constituents who believe that a sovereign nation has a right to secure its borders, asxenophobic and intolerant.”  Shadegg is no longer a congressman.  He’s now earning a lucrative salary as a DC lobbyist — and no longer insulting us.


British terror attack victims rise: 22 dead, 119 wounded

May 23, 2017

Recent news reports regarding the terrorist attack in a packed Manchester concert hall indicate the suicide bomber was targeting teenagers and young girls — the fan base who were attending the Ariana Grande concert. The bombs reportedly contained nails, intended to cause maximum trauma.

As frantic parents and family tried desperately to locate their children, depraved Islamic State (ISIS) terror supporters celebrated the carnage.

The UK’s Daily Mail carries full coverage.


Pres. Trump delvers key speech to Arab world

May 21, 2017

Calls for stamping out “Islamic extremism”

President Trump’s Speech begins at 1:23

*H/T NBC News


Pres. & Melania Trump’s Saudi trip a solid winner

May 20, 2017

Perfectly attired Melania Trump makes us proud

Gateway Pundit answers the question as to whether First Lady Melania Trump will be donning a headscarf as she joins President Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia, on the first leg of their week-long foreign trip. The schedule also includes stops in Israel, Brussels, Rome and Sicily.

The flawlessly attired Mrs. Trump who arrived in Saudi Arabia in a long sleeved, one piece black, wide-legged pantsuit adorned with a gold belt, represents America with class. Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir is quoted as saying, “We welcome any style in clothing.” Al-Jubeir issued his statement to media sources on Thursday. 

President Donald Trump appropriately shook hands as he met the Saudi Royals.  Unlike Obama who swooned at the sight of Muslim royalty, he did not bow. No previous American president has ever assumed a subservient position to other world leaders. Saudi King Salman stepped forward to greet President Trump on the red carpet rolled out for his arrival. The gracious salutation included  dancers, prancing horses and overhead welcoming jets, none of which was accorded Barack Obama.

Saudi Arabia practices one of the world’s strictest interpretations of Islam. Shops close five times daily for prayers. Local women are required to wear floor length robes known as abayas, and a head scarf. However, when asked whether the U.S. First Lady would have to dress accordingly, the Saudi official said the capital city of Riyadh — the Kingdom’s political, financial and administrative hub, “usually doesn’t demand” a specific dress-code, but rather “accepts suggestions.”

Scroll through Daniel Pipes’ Hijabs on Western Public Women to see photos of former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton donning a hijab or headscarf — required attire of repressed Muslim women. Her daughter Chelsea also wore the garment, as did former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, NBC anchor Ann Curry followed suit. ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer did so while conducting an interview with oppressive dictator and Holocaust denier Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representative Nancy Pelosi also scarfed up. George W. Bush’s wife Laura is pictured wearing a hijab while visiting Saudi Arabia. Obama’s U.S. Attorney General, Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett, is shown in the same garb.

Other female foreign dignitaries, celebrities, and members of various royal families are shown in headscarves. Former First Lady, Michelle Obama’s is fringed.

Democrat female politicos are skilled at giving lip service to “women’s causes” and denouncing “repression.” First Lady Melania Trump’s voice will be unambiguous through her grace and actions.


AZ GOP’s Jonathan Lines exposed as establishment trickster

April 18, 2017

Establishment syndicate’s building blocks carefully being put in place to aid Flake

We are happy to redirect our conservative readers to The Arizona Daily Independent’s Sunday cartoon and accompanying article, AZGOP Rules Of Order: Sunday’s Comic.

The folks at ADI not only got it right, but very right!  Be sure to read the linked article, Lines Picks Kenney For AZGOP Executive Director, Sparks Outrage. Duplicitous Robert Graham, Jonathan Lines immediate predecessor continues to pull the strings on his compliant, hand selected marionette.

Matthew Kenney’s new position as GOP Executive Director has but one goal in mind: Keeping Jeff Flake in the U.S. Senate.

Let’s review who Jeff Flake actually is:

Jeff Flake’s refusal to endorse Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was followed by his repeated declaration that he would not vote for Trump. In fact, he haughtily declared Trump “can’t and shouldn’t win.  Not voting for Trump put Flake firmly in Hillary Clinton’s column.

Flake has colluded with liberals on gun control

After meeting with Democrat Merrick Garland, Obama’s lame duck Supreme Court nominee, Jeff Flake tried to fast track him to the High Court.

Jeff Flake is a committed amnesty supporter who aligned with John McCain and a host of Democrats to orchestrate the Gang of Eight amnesty bill, which fortunately failed. As a member of the U.S. House, Flake labored tirelessly alongside Illinois radical leftist Luis Gutierrez promoting amnesty to “turn more red states blue.“  Then his staunch amnesty position wobbled so dramatically approaching a tough Primary, the Arizona Republic declared he was no longer a statesman, but a mere “politician.” They needn’t have worried. He did a switcheroo immediately after the votes were counted and was back on his amnesty perch.

Flake has no core. Prior to his political career, Flake worked as a lobbyist and registered foreign agent for Rossing Uranium — one of the world’s largest suppliers of nuclear fuel —. which operates a mine in the African country of Namibia where Flake did his LDS mission. Flake earned a substantial salary opening doors in D.C. and promoting the firm which had deep financial ties to Iran.

In 2012 exhibiting pretzel-like repositioning on Iran, Flake was running to replace the retiring Jon Kyl. The League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund and Majority PAC launched an $800,000 television ad campaign outlining the risks of sending former uranium mining lobbyist Jeff Flake to the Senate.

Facts are stubborn things. Even the slippery Jeff Flake can’t hide from them. Arizona voters can’t risk returning Jeff Flake to the U.S. Senate. Fortunately, we have an excellent candidate in Dr. Kelli Ward, a physician, military wife, and former two-term state senator who spent 4 years burnishing her conservative credentials in the Arizona legislature.

Check out Jeff Flake‘s bottom dragging Liberty Score on Conservative Review. He has also been ranked as themost unpopular senator in the nation,” as reported by AZFamily.com, Channel 3.

 


How many terror attacks before liberal policies change?

April 11, 2017

Sweden wises up — too late?

Sweden, a liberal Scandinavian nation, is having more than second thoughts regarding its laissez-faire acceptance of those claiming refugee status flooding the previously homogeneous country in recent years.

With the influx of “refugees” and so-called “migrants” from the Balkans, Turkey, North Africa and the Middle East, Sweden’s Muslim population, which chooses not to assimilate, has swelled by hundreds of thousands. Syrian, Iraqi, Iranian, Somalis and Afghanis add to that religious mix.

Sweden’s Prime Minister has vowed his country will “never go back” to recent levels of mass migration after it emerged the terrorist who killed four people in a truck attack was a Muslim asylum seeker whose application was rejected.

The Gatestone Institute carries numerous articles on the crisis facing Sweden. We have compiled a list from which to choose. These are all hard-hitting articles. Newly multicultural Sweden is now the rape capital of the West.

The U.K.’s Daily Mail details the terrorism perpetrated by Uzbekistan native Rakhmat Akilov, 39, who deliberately drove a 30-ton hijacked beer truck into pedestrians on Stockholm’s main shopping street and into the side of a department store Friday afternoon — murdering four and injuring fifteen others. Today he confessed to committing the heinous act of terrorism.

The act of cowardice was a copycat of the attack carried out in London last month, when Khalid Masood killed four pedestrians and injured dozens more with a Hyundai 4×4. Swedish police said there were clear similarities. Similar “low tech” attacks have been carried out in France and Germany.

Following the carnage, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven pledged to change Sweden’s liberal attitude, insisting the massive influx allowed during the 2015 migrant crisis will never happen again.

“Sweden will never go back to the [mass migration] we had in autumn 2015, never,” Prime Minister Lofven said on Monday. “Everyone who has been denied a permit should return home,” he naively stated. Swedish authorities gave Akilov four weeks to leave Sweden after his final asylum appeal failed in December. He was being sought by police and immigration officials for deportation –– but evaded them by simply giving a false address.

Unfortunately, the horse is already out of the barn. Muslims have large families. At 1.6 births per Swedish woman, the ethnic Swedes are not even replacing themselves. The low birthrates are the same throughout Europe, the U.S. and Canada. Pew Research has the sobering current and projected worldwide population numbers.