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Home Front: Culture Wars
Latest Kavanaugh Accuser Was Hillary's Lawyer in Clinton Impeachment
h/t Instapundit
[PJMedia] On Saturday, The New York Times ran a story repeating allegations that Brett Kavanaugh was drunk at a party in college and had his genitals thrust into a woman's face. The allegation has not been confirmed, and friends of the alleged victim say she has no recollection of the events. The man telling the story, Max Stier, represented Bill and Hillary Clinton in the 1990s when Bill Clinton was accused of exposing himself to a woman in a hotel room.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2019 00:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [480 views] Top|| File under:

#1  NYT got an erection anyway...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2019 0:38 Comments || Top||

#2  There are certain members of the national media for which I'd have no problem thrusting my genitals in their face. Okay, maybe a lot of them, and just the chicks...
Posted by: Raj || 09/16/2019 0:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Some of the media chicks are rather butch and as Dennis Hopper's character said in Apocalypse Now, "Watch out man, those monkeys bite!"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2019 0:53 Comments || Top||

#4  Just a glimpse of Jennifer Rubin makes my peepee shrivel...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2019 1:01 Comments || Top||

#5  The NYTimes has become a laughingstock.
Posted by: Lex || 09/16/2019 1:27 Comments || Top||

#6  I am starting to think there is a ‘vast left-wing’ conspiracy to bring down Kavanaugh.
Posted by: Airandee || 09/16/2019 6:06 Comments || Top||

#7  Their intelligence is rated in MilliKohns

/HT AOSHQ
Posted by: Frank G || 09/16/2019 6:46 Comments || Top||

#8  Even the Post turned this story down. The Times has become Vox/Mother Jones.
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/16/2019 8:31 Comments || Top||

#9  All the narrative that fits is printed.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/16/2019 9:21 Comments || Top||

#10  Shitshow. Episode #87.
Posted by: Lex || 09/16/2019 9:33 Comments || Top||

#11  So far it is all accusation with no substantiation. It's all about the threat Kavanaugh poses to the left in imparting the rule of law to SCOTUS.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/16/2019 10:08 Comments || Top||

#12  Ya know, I'm getting tired of the same old playbook. How about something new from the left...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 09/16/2019 11:05 Comments || Top||

#13  Kavanaugh is an alien!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/16/2019 11:08 Comments || Top||

#14  How come gays get equal rights under the 14th but public figures do not, as in different standards of libel between public and private persons? /rhet question.

If all other 'capitalists' are to be held accountable for the failure of their product or service why should the media as part of a conglomerate infotainment industry be exempt from shoddy merchandise?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/16/2019 11:12 Comments || Top||

#15  The big joke - well, one of many big absurdities of this whole shitshow - is that Kavanaugh isn't even a hard-right conservative. In his last post, he shared the bench with none other than Merrick Garland, and Kavanaugh voted the same way as his fellow Judge Garland ninety-seven percent of the time.

97% parity with Obama's pick. And he's supposed to be Satan Mussolini.

What a repulsive circus this is.

An obscene, outlandish, rolling shitshow designed to distract us all from the fact of our elites' obvious mental deformities.
Posted by: Lex || 09/16/2019 11:23 Comments || Top||

#16  From PJ Media today:

New York Times Now Admits New Kavanaugh Accusation Is Fake News

The New York Times added this correction late last night:

Editors’ Note: Sept. 15, 2019
An earlier version of this article, which was adapted from a forthcoming book, did not include one element of the book's account regarding an assertion by a Yale classmate that friends of Brett Kavanaugh pushed his penis into the hand of a female student at a drunken dorm party. The book reports that the female student declined to be interviewed and friends say that she does not recall the incident. That information has been added to the article.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/16/2019 12:00 Comments || Top||

#17  Rolling, rollicking shitshow.
The NYT is worse than a joke. It's a national disgrace.

This must be a glorious time to be a defamation lawyer.
Posted by: Lex || 09/16/2019 12:02 Comments || Top||

#18  The New York Times does redeem itself inasmuch as its book reviewer yesterday panned the book, concluding that the book’s impact was counterproductive. It made Justice Kavanaugh look admirable and quite normal instead of disgusting. according to PJ Media.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/16/2019 12:12 Comments || Top||

#19  The New York Times does redeem itself inasmuch as its book reviewer yesterday panned the book, concluding that the book’s impact was counterproductive.

That's like Tom Hagen chastising Sonny Corleone for being a brute.
Posted by: Lex || 09/16/2019 12:19 Comments || Top||

#20  "Hung for a sheep as a lamb" means you may as well put Bolton on the Supreme Court now he's free.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/16/2019 12:45 Comments || Top||

#21  I mean, Tom Hagen = NYT and Sonny Corleone = Pogrebin & Kelly. Hagen the operator is more subtle thus more effective but no less wicked than Sonny the thug.
Posted by: Lex || 09/16/2019 12:51 Comments || Top||

#22  Sue the bastards.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/16/2019 13:12 Comments || Top||

#23  ^Arik showed the way
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2019 13:18 Comments || Top||

#24  I wish their was a way to graph how this sort of thing shifts the votes. I'm betting a lot of folks are shifting rightward with each fake accusation.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/16/2019 14:32 Comments || Top||

#25  NYT largest stock holders are not Americans.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 09/16/2019 14:34 Comments || Top||

#26  a way to graph how this sort of thing shifts the votes.

Rasmussen has graphs that one need only match to events. Queerly enough, President Trump’s equally polarizing predecessor graphed about the same at this stage of his presidency.

Monday, September 16, 2019

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 35% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -6. (see trends).
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/16/2019 14:45 Comments || Top||

#27  #15 The big joke - well, one of many big absurdities of this whole shitshow - is that Kavanaugh isn't even a hard-right conservative. In his last post, he shared the bench with none other than Merrick Garland, and Kavanaugh voted the same way as his fellow Judge Garland ninety-seven percent of the time.

Ever notice how the conservative commentariat always wants to go to the mattresses for squishes like Kavanaugh or Kevin Williamson, etc. while throwing the Covington kids under the bus?

It's a big club and you ain't in it.

Also, what does it say about Justice Kavanuagh's judgement that he still has a bunch of female law clerks in direct violation of the Pence Rule?

Does anyone smarter than a flatworm doubt that sooner or later one of these women will #MeToo him for the book deals and the dinner party invitations?

It only has to happen once.
Posted by: charger || 09/16/2019 18:38 Comments || Top||

#28  I'm betting a lot of folks are shifting rightward with each fake accusation.

How many people go back and read the retractions?
Posted by: Neville Grusoling2019 || 09/16/2019 20:50 Comments || Top||

#29  I think people start to smell the garbage without teh retraction after awhile. It starts to repel and they lose the benefit of the doubt on the next one.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/16/2019 21:55 Comments || Top||

#30  How many people go back and read the retractions?

And Good Morning Amerika will report on the retraction....never.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/16/2019 22:08 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Beto The Furry Is Less Amusing When He Calls For Violence Against American Citizens
[Townhall] The clownish antics of Tex Kennedy, that drunk driving furry and El Paso punchline, are much less funny now that he is promising to convert millions of Americans into felons and send armed government agents to their homes to steal their constitutionally-guaranteed property.

...There are 20 million scary fake "assault weapons" out there in the safest of all possible hands ‐ that of American citizens for use in defending themselves, their families, their communities and their Constitution. How many of them were used this year by scumbags to hurt other people in the mass shootings that get exponentially more coverage than the blue city bloodbaths that are exponentially worse?

We had what? Two recent incidents? Two? In Chicago, two shooting incidents is a slow hour. Two in 20 million ‐ I like those odds.

...The harsh fact is that when you send people with weapons to steal other people’s stuff there’s a huge potential for violence ‐ especially if 1) the intended victims strongly (and correctly) believe that they have the Constitutional right to do what they are doing, and because 2) by definition, the people being oppressed have guns. Eric Garner was just trying to peddle some loose cigs and the cops killed him ‐ when you pass a law you resolve to use force to enforce it, and whenever you use force there’s a risk someone ends up in a body bag. Beto is willing to take that risk. Are you?

...So, the question remains ‐ a question our much-worse betters most definitely do not want you asking because its answer will make every Normal American less likely to support our garbage elite’s scheme. The question, you furry freak and all you bloodthirsty leftist Venezuelaphiles, is how many Americans are you willing to see die to realize your dream of an America composed of disarmed serfs?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2019 00:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [368 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Tex Kennedy. Way too funny...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2019 1:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Tex K. is playing with fire.
Someone's going to get killed because of this SOB's nonsense.
Posted by: Lex || 09/16/2019 1:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Probably the wrong people
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/16/2019 1:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Like all true believers he will leave it up to others to go to the front lines.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2019 1:30 Comments || Top||

#5  #4. True
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 09/16/2019 6:58 Comments || Top||

#6  He will go down as the Democrat that really brought out the GOP vote and led to Democrat humiliation in 2020 if he's not careful.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/16/2019 9:49 Comments || Top||

#7  I get it now. He's doing this to make candidates like Fauchahontas look like moderates. It's the good cop, bad cop thing.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/16/2019 10:30 Comments || Top||

#8  Dunno... This one is completely over the top, it's hard not to believe he's a Manchurian Trumpist.

I can't believe that he doesn't see how he's actively aiding Trump's re-election. He must be a paid agent.
Posted by: Lex || 09/16/2019 11:46 Comments || Top||


#10  Abu, Lex, IMO that you seeing is the difference between intellectual and emotional understanding. Intellectually he knows that you (deplorable, gun clingers) exist and must be fooled - just like his elders been fooling you. But, emotionally, he been so isolated from dissenting opinions is that you're not real.
This, by the way explains left-wing students/faculty response to right wing speakers. Sure they talk incessantly about white supremacists etc... But that's their analog of ghosts and ghoulies stories. And, suddenly, they have to confront a ghoul! Sure they run scared.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2019 13:07 Comments || Top||

#11  BETO nnt only failed to protect his constituants in El Paso, he disarmed them before they were massacred.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 09/16/2019 14:49 Comments || Top||


Jackson Lee: We’re Investigating to ‘Educate the Public,’ and Find Facts
So very good of them.
[BREITBART] On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s "AM Joy," House Judiciary Committee member Sheila Jackson Lee
......the clownish U.S. Representative-for-life for Texas's 18th congressional district, serving since 1995. The district includes most of inner-city Houston. She is noted for her lack of tact and intellect. She is a member of the Democratic Party, and almost its epitome......
(D-TX) stated that the Judiciary Committee is "digging for dirt investigating so that we can propagandize educate the public, but as well, find all the facts that may be relevant to then writing the articles of impeachment."
AM Joy is always a clusterfark of racialist stoopid.
Jackson Lee said, "We’re investigating so that we can propagandize educate the public, but as well, find all the facts that may be relevant to then writing the articles of impeachment. Which, by the way, that is what will go to the floor of the House for a vote."
Posted by: Fred || 09/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [362 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Can I crack an Aunt Jemima joke here, or is that rayciss?
Posted by: Raj || 09/16/2019 0:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Double plus rayciss.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2019 0:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Best of all time was Jeff Goldstein: Quaker Oats Guy, smiling, nodding towards Mrs. Butterworth. "I tapped that. Twice..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2019 0:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Educatethe public

What's long and hard on a, uh, diverse person? Third grade.

rimshot
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2019 2:29 Comments || Top||

#5  A Gleichshaltung Salad with a garnish of Fascisti brand Italian dressing...
Posted by: magpie || 09/16/2019 2:37 Comments || Top||

#6  We’re Investigating to ‘Re-Educate the Public,’
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2019 2:48 Comments || Top||

#7  Damn. I thought Al Green took her place in the HoR. Shaking my head thinking there are two districts in Houston with such low achievement.
Posted by: Neville Grusoling2019 || 09/16/2019 3:21 Comments || Top||

#8  Houston: Overcompensating since Dallas 1963
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2019 3:29 Comments || Top||

#9  Whenever I see that woman I wish a legal abortion would have been available to her mother.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 09/16/2019 7:07 Comments || Top||

#10  We will keep digging until we find crimes we know he committed!!

Here is your kangaroo suit.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/16/2019 9:01 Comments || Top||

#11  Is this that same Mad Hatter congressperson?
Posted by: Lex || 09/16/2019 9:42 Comments || Top||

#12  Jackson Lee is going to educate the public. She's a bit short on resources.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/16/2019 10:06 Comments || Top||

#13  Mad Hatter congressperson?

There are so many to choose from it's hard to tell.
Posted by: AlanC || 09/16/2019 10:08 Comments || Top||

#14  #11 - that's noted Rodeo Clown Fredrika Wilson
Posted by: Frank G || 09/16/2019 10:35 Comments || Top||

#15  I wonder if the House Judiciary Committee member knows she is named after two famous Confederate generals?
Posted by: Bobby || 09/16/2019 10:55 Comments || Top||

#16  In other word, nothing new here, just bastardizing political process before an election...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 09/16/2019 11:03 Comments || Top||

#17  THIS could NOT find the TRUF if it bit her in her GRANDOSO caboose.
Posted by: ranture || 09/16/2019 11:04 Comments || Top||

#18  To translate, the investigation keeps the zealots motivated and donating.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/16/2019 21:57 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Election committee blocks left-wing plan to bus Arab voters
[IsraelNationalNews] The Central Elections Committee issued an injunction Sunday night against the left-wing NGO Zazim's initiative to bus 15,000 Arab voters to voting booths on election day, ruling that the initiative is in violation of the election laws.

The injunction came following a petition submitted by the Likud arguing that Zazim, which is heavily funded by the US-based New Israel Fund, is violating the election the laws.

In 2017, the Knesset passed the "V15" law aimed at preventing foreign funded non-party political organizations from interfering in the elections. The law was passed following the efforts of V15, a US-funded group, which actively worked to defeat Prime Minister Netanyahu in the 2015 national elections.
You think this is Chicago?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2019 02:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [253 views] Top|| File under:

#1  New Israel Fund: Yep, Soros.
Posted by: Neville Grusoling2019 || 09/16/2019 3:39 Comments || Top||

#2  [2016] The US government supported a group that tried to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last year to the tune of nearly $350,000, or NIS 1.3 million, a Senate inquiry published Tuesday found, though it cleared the State Department of any wrongdoing. The bipartisan probe found no illegal activity in funding the OneVoice group, which became the V15 campaign to oust Netanyahu, though its report chided the State Department for having failed to prevent state funds being used, albeit legally and indirectly, to influence an allied country’s internal political process.
Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 09/16/2019 8:54 Comments || Top||

#3  I haven't forgotten the Zero's attempt to influence the Brexit vote.

Fortunately it worked as well as other votes he endorsed.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/16/2019 9:24 Comments || Top||

#4  "O" or zero as some say, tried to rig an Israeli election during his last term. But yeah, it didn't work either.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/16/2019 10:04 Comments || Top||

#5  "0" and Zero are inaccurate. The correct title is Shit Midas.
Posted by: Regular joe || 09/16/2019 18:05 Comments || Top||

#6  Bless you for having a better memory than mine, Chereting Pelosi1889! A search of the Rantburg archives for V15 turned up nothing useful; a search of OneVoice is much more fruitful — see here.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/16/2019 18:50 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
US Senator calls on Trump to bomb Iran to ‘break the regime’s back’
[ALMASDARNEWS] U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham
...soft-spoken senator from South Carolina, former best buddy of John Maverick McCain. Since McCain's demise, Graham has become more outspoken, more Republican and more of a supporter of President Trump. The speech he gave in support of Brett Kavanaugh was downright manly and really cheesed off the Dems...
of South Carolina has called on the U.S. administration to send a message to Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
by bombing the Islamic Theocratic Republic’s oil refineries.

"Iranian supported Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him...
rebels who attacked Saudi oil refineries is yet another example of how Iran is wreaking havoc in the Middle East. The Iranian regime is not interested in peace ‐ they’re pursuing nuclear weapons and regional dominance," Graham tweeted on Saturday.

"It is now time for the U.S. to put on the table an attack on Iranian oil refineries if they continue their provocations or increase nuclear enrichment," he continued.

According to Graham, these strikes will deter Iran from continuing their activities in the Middle East region.

"Iran will not stop their misbehavior until the consequences become more real, like attacking their refineries, which will break the regime’s back," Graham added.

Graham, along with a few other U.S. senators and representatives, have been strong advocates for military action against the Islamic Theocratic Republic and increased pressure through different economic means.

Posted by: Fred || 09/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [458 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Yesssssssssch... The John McSsssssssssssschtain Memorial Bombing Sssssssssssschtrike...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2019 0:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Hooray! Let's start a war that literally nobody supports except them, with no defined goal and no win state.

Regime change? Because that worked so well in Iraq!
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 09/16/2019 3:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Like liberals ginning up gun sales, Herb is talking me into it...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2019 3:21 Comments || Top||

#4  LOL
Posted by: Frank G || 09/16/2019 5:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Shut up Lindsey.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 09/16/2019 6:54 Comments || Top||

#6  If Trump and Pompeo are doing anything they are probably trying to talk Saud out of any move except maybe smoking houthies in Yemen.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2019 7:07 Comments || Top||

#7  No need. Keep the financial pressure on and support anti-regime groups.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/16/2019 9:05 Comments || Top||

#8  Foreign attacks are one way countries get their people to rally around the flag. Lindsey should look at how even the left was all patriotic in the aftermath of 9/11 and factor that into our plans. Removing the regime is delicate work.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/16/2019 9:38 Comments || Top||

#9  Over at ZeroHedge it's 100% houthi love. Sick bastards...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2019 9:58 Comments || Top||

#10  Reading the headline, I said to myself, that must be Sen. Lindsey Graham since Bolton is not a senator and got fired and McCain has not risen from the dead. The article confirmed it.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/16/2019 9:58 Comments || Top||

#11  Luckily Trump doesn't have to drop bombs to keep Lindsey in the fold.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2019 10:04 Comments || Top||

#12  Wonder how many nukes the Soddies have purchased from the Paks.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/16/2019 10:35 Comments || Top||

#13  How many OAV's have the Indians bought from Israel.
Posted by: Clyde Dribble8052 || 09/16/2019 10:59 Comments || Top||

#14 
A reminder that this is not an OpSec secure site, Dron66046. Are you comfortable with the ISI, etc. knowing actual numbers? If yes, go ahead and repost.

Fondly,
trailing wife for the moderators at 2:10 p.m. EDT
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/16/2019 11:21 Comments || Top||

#15  Trump just has to drop polaroids to keep Lindsey in the fold...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/16/2019 11:40 Comments || Top||

#16  This would be stupid. The Saudis and their neighbors should be the ones considering war, not the US! Whatever happened to countries fighting their own wars rather than running crying to the US?
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 09/16/2019 13:51 Comments || Top||

#17  Saudi Arabia (or any other Arab principality except, maybe, Egypt) is not a country - it's coalition of tribes with a flag.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2019 13:59 Comments || Top||

#18  Vernal Hatrick, while I agree with the sentiment close to 100% the US has had a policy of fighting the wars on our allies behalf for a long time and our allies have built up their militaries taking that policy into account (and abusing the policy to not build their militaries) and the US has looked the other way until recently.

I believe Trump is asking the Saudi's to take the lead. Saudi Silence so far is telling.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/16/2019 14:36 Comments || Top||

#19  Ruprecht, unfortunately I can't disagree with you. It is just frustrating to watch. I can at least understand why foreign countries want us to do their work for them, but I cannot understand why some American politicians are so eager to oblige.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 09/16/2019 14:58 Comments || Top||

#20  I prefer a seige. Blockade all ports for now. Shoot down all drones, hellis, flying prayer rugs, etc..
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 09/16/2019 15:06 Comments || Top||

#21  I believe Trump is asking the Saudi's to take the lead.

Can't start negotiating a deal before the other side expresses an interest in what you got.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2019 15:06 Comments || Top||

#22  I think Trump doesn't want to go around to our allies hat in hand and ask them to support a war that is their business and not ours, the way we did for the last few wars in the region. You want war Saudi Arabia you build the coalition, you make the pitch to the UN, then come to the US.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/16/2019 16:19 Comments || Top||

#23  Punish. Keep pressuring, but avoid war.

Make the mullahs pay a price - and make it as PERSONAL as possible.

Almost certainly, their biggest pain point now is their private economic situation: keep squeezing them personally. Exhaust their ill-gotten fortunes
Posted by: Lex || 09/16/2019 21:43 Comments || Top||



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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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