Our so-called “elites” are reduced to moralistic pearl-clutching when they contemplate the formation and growth of nationalist, self-defense groups throughout Europe. They’re quite sure these groups are xenophobic, racist, and certainly not a rational response to the current Muslim invasion. But western civilization has walked this path before. Let’s consider Rudyard Kipling’s poem “The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon.”
Statue of Charles Martel at Versailles – Image courtesy of Wikipedia
It was not part of their blood,
It came to them very late,
With long arrears to make good,
When the Saxon began to hate.
They were not easily moved, They were icy — willing to wait Till every count should be proved, Ere the Saxon began to hate.
Their voices were even and low. Their eyes were level and straight. There was neither sign nor show When the Saxon began to hate.
It was not preached to the crowd. It was not taught by the state. No man spoke it aloud When the Saxon began to hate.
It was not suddenly bred. It will not swiftly abate. Through the chilled years ahead, When Time shall count from the date That the Saxon began to hate. [click to continue…]
I’ve been watching Hillary Clinton for 30 years. Been in her company lots and spoken to her many times. Listened plenty to the people doing her scutwork, who uniformly detest her. My bet is that she’s near the edge of The Abyss.
Her sense of entitlement to the Presidency is about the size of Jupiter and she’s aimed her LIFE at it. Her health is obviously failing under the strain and Bill, whom she hates and desperately needs, is fading away as we watch. Chelsea is busy being pregnant and in any case has negative political instincts. Huma has her own problems and at this point has to be thinking she’s in the top three for being shoved under the bus, and may be starting to panic. In fact, in the ever-tightening face of Abedin, the fear seems stark.
I don’t think we’ve got too much longer to kick Hilz around, ladies. Get your digs in before she becomes a subject of pity and ridicule and scorn. Not that I will hold back from heaping that on her. It’s for that Secret Service Guy, Hillary. Eat it.
Note to the State Department, the Clinton camp, and all others who’ve been so willing to slow-roll the release of Hillary Clinton’s emails: Its REALLY not a good tactic to tick off a federal judge. This excuse from Tuesday started the ball rolling:
The State Department will release 550 emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server this weekend after pressure from a federal judge who earlier this week appeared visibly annoyed at its delayed efforts.
In a court filing late Wednesday night, State Department official Eric Stein told the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that department staffers have made “significant progress” on preparing the emails for release.
As a result, the department will now be able to release the roughly 550 emails — roughly 14 percent of the 3,700 remaining Clinton emails — on Saturday, in the middle of the Presidents Day holiday weekend. The department had previously said it could not release the emails until late next week.
Releasing the emails on Saturday “provides time to address any additional problems that may arise,” Stein wrote, “as have occurred in the past at this final stage in the process.”
Additional problems? I bet they are hoping for another blizzard. I’m still waiting for the “dog ate my homework” excuse to come into play…
As a result, the State Department will be forced to release the final approximately 3,700 emails in four separate tranches before March 1.
The government must disclose some of the emails on Feb. 13, Feb. 19, Feb. 26 and Feb. 29, ordered Judge Rudolph Contreras of the U.S. District for the District of Columbia.
“The Court expects that Defendant will endeavor to avoid any additional delay,” Contreras said in his order, referring to the Obama administration.
On January 16, 2016, U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry (who served in the Navy during the Vietnam War), along with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and International Weapons Inspectors declared and celebrated the fact that Iran was in compliance with the restrictions placed on her nuclear program, as reported by CNN. The “Deal” that Kerry and others negotiated allowed sanctions to be lifted and Iran received an initial payment of $11.9 billion, according to the Free Beacon.
Since then, Iran has returned hostages held without real provocation, again as reported by CNN. But, what else has Iran done to show good faith with the United States?
Iran detained and quickly released U.S. sailors:
If the sailor thanking Iran for her hospitality was understandable, if cringe inducing, John Kerry hailing this as some diplomatic tour de force was despicable. But, did Iran stop there? Nah, baby.
On February 1, 2016, Military.com reported that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei awarded medals to five members of the Iranian Navy who participated in the detainment of the U.S. sailors.
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