Politics

Fake News Threatens Our Nation

President Donald Trump was right to tweet out: “There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent reporting of the news. The Fake News Media, the true enemy of the people, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news honestly and fairly. That will do much to put out the flame…” He’s right. I open to the opinion section of The Washington Post and find the following headlines: “Trump has stoked the fears of the Bowerses (the Pittsburgh synagogue murderer) among us.” “Fox News and the rest of the right-wing media can’t escape responsibility.” “Trump’s America is not a safe place for Jews.” All on one opinion page in one day. As I wrote recently, we learned in the confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh that Democrats are no longer pretending to care about facts. An outstanding American was almost destroyed…

Media Should Examine Itself Before Blaming Trump for ‘Climate of Hate’

Members of the media and their allies on the left should look in the mirror—or at least take a moment for the country to mourn tragedy—before blaming violence and incivility on President Donald Trump and conservatives in general. They certainly haven’t done that in the last few weeks. First, authorities arrested a seemingly disturbed man in connection to pipe bombs that were mailed to CNN and prominent Democratic politicians. Then, last weekend, a Jewish congregation was attacked by a raving anti-Semite, who killed 11 people and wounded six others before police apprehended him. The media was quick to blame these incidents on the president, saying that he has created a climate of hate and fear that is producing these kinds of incidents. Progressive columnist Paul Krugman wrote in The New York Times: “All of these hate crimes seem clearly linked to the climate of paranoia and racism deliberately fostered by…

No, This Is Not the Most Important Election of Our Lifetimes

If you believe that a midterm election in a time of relative peace and economic prosperity is the most important in history or even the most important in your fortunate lifetime, you either are oblivious to history or don’t have a single nonpartisan synapse firing in your skull. Yet it’s now become standard for partisans to claim that every presidential election is the most important ever. Seeing as many people view the president as an emperor, perhaps they believe it. That’s one thing. But now we have people foisting this insufferable cliche on us for House elections, which happen every two years in every single district. The 2018 election is “the most important election of our lives,” writes a hysterical David Corn at Mother Jones. Prognosticator Charlie Cook explains, “Everybody always says, ‘Oh, the upcoming election’s the most important since Moby-Dick was a guppy.’ This one actually is really important.”…

Another Policeman Arrested for Rhino Poaching

Last week, information surfaced around another police officer being detained after allegedly being involved in rhino poaching. This news only became public a few days ago, on the day of his bail hearing. Constable Size Buthelezi, 36, a highly-trained policeman from an elite police unit, was found in possession of rhino horn. He is being charged with unlawful possession of ammunition, firearms and a protected endangered species ( rhino horn).  The culprit was caught red-handed at KwaZulu Natal’s popular game reserve, iMfolozi, on October 11. Details were initially blurry and nothing had been shared with the media. Finally, the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure released a statement about the case. During Constable Buthelezi’s bail application, on October 22, he was released from custody for a bail charge of R2000. The court, not the NPA, have failed to answer any questions regarding this ‘light brushing off’ of a serious incident.…

Trump Scolds Russia on Nukes, Promises 10% Tax Cut

President Donald Trump admonished Russia on Monday for not adhering to a Reagan-era treaty on reducing nuclear weapons, saying he would “terminate” it, then talked about new tax cuts for “middle income” Americans. Trump also addressed the mysterious death of a Saudi journalist and the “caravan” of migrants headed to the U.S. from Central America. “You can’t play that game on me,” Trump said of the Russians, adding: “I’m terminating the [nuclear arms] agreement because they terminated the agreement.” The president was referring to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which became effective in June 1988. Trump, stopping to talk to reporters outside the White House before boarding Marine One en route to Texas, said Russia can’t compete with the United States if both countries are willing to build nuclear weapons at the same level. “We have more money than anybody on earth by far. We’ll build it up,” Trump said…

Mandela got military training from Israeli spying agency

Some days after Mandela’a death, unusual controversy surfaced when Israeli Mossad agents revealed that Mossad trained Nelson Mandela in combat, weaponry and sabotage in Ethiopia during 1962. The Nelson Mandela Foundation, however, denied such disclosure. Surprisingly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was among those head of states who did not attend last rite of anti-apartheid hero and former president Nelson Mandela held in December. As per a document released by Israel’s state archives, Israeli Mossad agents operating in Ethiopia in 1962 gave combat training to Nelson Mandela. A letter from a Mossad high-up to the foreign ministry, dated October 11, 1962 titled “THE BLACK PIMPERNEL” and made public recently talked about a conversation regarding a trainee in Ethiopia named David Mobasari, from Rhodesia”. Letter claimed that Nelson Mandela named as nickname “The Black Pimpernel” was given training by the Ethiopians in Judo, sabotage and weapons. Mandela got marshal training when…

Nkandla case: Zuma cleared by inquiry in funds abusing case

PRETORIA: (By Muhammad Faisal)—President Jacob Zuma has heaved a sigh of relief after South Africa government gave him clean chit by clearing him of case of misappropriating state money to refurbish his private house at Nkandla. The improvement of his Nkandla home has shaped into a big political controversy in South Africa. Legally, he is no more threatened but politically damage has been done. In the eyes of Public, he abused the state funds even his own political party has been divided over the issue. Some in his party African National Congress (ANC) has started lobbying to replace him with other before election to prevent likely public backlash. Though Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi stated that residence upgrade was direly required for security reasons. But a provisional report by South Africa’s ombudsman have thirsted upon Mr. Zuma to repay some of the $20m (£12m) cost. Owing fierce uproar, Mr Zuma…

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