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Accomplice of Paris attacks mastermind held in Poland
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China-Japan-Koreas
Pistons, PX, petroleum, politics: checking in with Chairman Ye Jianming
[SouthSeaConversations] PLA-affiliated positions denied, reconfirmed

Chairman Ye granted his interview after Czech journalists highlighted evidence of his ties to the PLA. In particular, they had noted that the 2012 Annual Report of CEFC International Ltd, a Singapore-listed company majority owned by Ye himself, stated that from 2003 to 2005 he served as Deputy Secretary-General of CAIFC, the best-known platform of the Liaison Department of PLA General Political Department (GPD-LD). The GPD-LD is responsible for an area of military political work that has traditionally included externally-directed propaganda and the cultivation of ties with foreign elites in countries the CCP regards as ideologically hostile.

In his Fortune interview, Ye flatly denied any such connection, saying he had been misrepresented, apparently by his own companies:
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Governor says Trump administration waging war against California
SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump’s administration of declaring war on the most populous U.S. state after the Justice Department sued to stop policies that protect illegal immigrants against deportation. The Democratic governor made the charge shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a speech in the state capital, intensified the Republican administration’s confrontation with California. Sessions accused California of obstructing federal immigration enforcement efforts and vowed to stop the state’s defiance.

Sessions addressed a law enforcement group in Sacramento a day after the Justice Department filed suit against California, Brown and the state’s Democratic attorney general over so-called sanctuary policies that shield illegal immigrants.

"California absolutely, it appears to me, is using every power it has - powers it doesn’t have - to frustrate federal law enforcement. So you can be sure I’m going to use every power I have to stop them," Sessions, the top U.S law enforcement officer, said in his speech.

Brown called the attorney general’s trip to California a political stunt and his description of California’s laws a lie.

"Like so many in the Trump administration, this attorney general has no regard for the truth," Brown told reporters, adding that the laws were crafted with input and support from California police chiefs. "This is basically going to war against the state of California."

Brown in October signed into law a bill that prevents police from inquiring about immigration status and curtails law enforcement cooperation with immigration officers.

Sessions said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents carry out federal law and that "California cannot forbid them or obstruct them in doing their jobs."

"In recent years, the California legislature has enacted a number of laws designed to intentionally obstruct the work of our sworn immigration enforcement officers, to intentionally use every power the legislature has to undermine the duly-established immigration law of America," Sessions told a California Peace Officers Association conference.

The lawsuit, filed late on Tuesday in federal court in Sacramento, takes aim at three state laws passed last year that the Justice Department contends violates the U.S. Constitution and the supremacy of federal law over state law.

Trump has made fighting illegal immigration and cracking down on illegal immigrants already in the United States a signature issue, first as a candidate and now as president. Part of that effort involves a Justice Department crackdown on primarily Democratic-governed cities and states that Sessions calls "sanctuaries" that protect illegal immigrants from deportation.

’Law Of The Land’
"Immigration law is the province of the federal government," Sessions said.

"There is no nullification. There is no secession. Federal law is the supreme law of the land," Sessions added.

Other leading California Democrats also blasted the Trump administration.

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein said the administration is simply looking to score points with Trump’s political supporters. "ICE should not be targeting parents who have lived in this country for decades, arresting them as they take their children to school," Feinstein said in a statement.

Sessions singled out Democratic Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, accusing her of actively seeking to help illegal immigrants avoid ICE.

Last month, Schaaf issued a statement alerting local residents that ICE was preparing to conduct an operation in the area, saying it was her moral obligation. A few days later, ICE announced the arrest of more than 150 people for immigration violations in the San Francisco-Oakland area, saying about half had additional criminal convictions.

The White House has called Schaaf’s actions "outrageous" and said the Justice Department was reviewing the matter.

"Here’s my message for Mayor Schaaf: How dare you. How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of law enforcement officers to promote your radical open-borders agenda," Sessions said on Wednesday.

Sessions also called Democratic California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom an embarrassment for supporting the mayor’s actions.
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Sessions unloads on California Dems for ‘radical, open borders agenda'

[FoxNews] Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday unloaded on California Democrats who push a “radical, open borders agenda,” as his Justice Department sued the state over its immigration policies -- warning that there “will be no secession.”

Sessions spoke at an event for California law enforcement and a day after the Justice Department announced it was filing a lawsuit against the “sanctuary city” state over three pieces of legislation that it said interferes with federal immigration policy.

In his remarks, Sessions noted “worrisome” trends as violent crime increased in 2014 and 2015, particularly a surge in homicide and drug availability. He said that a lawful immigration system was part of tackling such trends.

Sessions said that while America admits the highest number of legal immigrants in the world, the American people deserve a legal, rational immigration system that protects the nation and preserves the national interest.

“It cannot be the policy of a great nation to reward those who unlawfully enter its country with legal status, Social Security, welfare, food stamps, and work permits and so forth. How can this be a sound policy?” he asked.

“Meanwhile, those who engage in this process lawfully and patiently and wait their turn are discriminated against, it seems, at every turn.”

Turning to California, he described "open borders" policies that refuse to apprehend and deport illegal immigrants as a “radical, irrational idea that cannot be accepted” and rejected the right of states to obstruct federal immigration law.

“There is no nullification. There is no secession,” he said. “Federal law is the supreme law of the land. I would invite any doubters to go to Gettysburg, or to the tombstones of John C. Calhoun and Abraham Lincoln."

He then tore into Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, who tipped off the public to an immigration raid in the San Francisco Bay Area last week -- a move he said led to as many 800 illegal immigrants evading capture and put both residents and law enforcement at risk.

In defending the lawsuit, he accused California lawmakers of passing laws that are not only unconstitutional, but also a “plain violation of federal statute and common sense.”

“Importantly, these laws are harmful to Californians, and they’re especially harmful to our law enforcement,” he said.
Posted by: 746 || 03/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [483 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm glad the AG gave it to them with both barrels today.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 03/08/2018 0:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Wake me up when they frog march them to jail.
Posted by: Sloluting and Tenille8977 || 03/08/2018 2:13 Comments || Top||

#3  These leftest bastids have gone too far. Air-Land a brigade of the 82nd Airborne at Sacramento International and road march them to the capital. A military governor should be able to set things straight within 30 days.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/08/2018 2:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Nah, just renegotiate the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to return the Coasties back to Mexico, less an I-10 corridor to include San Diego. Only requires 2/3rds of the Senate to approve saving a lot of paperwork. Oh, and a bigger wall.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/08/2018 7:43 Comments || Top||

#5  The US is not the third world leftist sh"t hole that socialists want it to be. Sentence these people to 5 years in Caracas. Then strip them of thier citizenship and they must apply to immigrate back in if they can prove they have a necessary skill.
Posted by: Omeger Gray6606 || 03/08/2018 9:47 Comments || Top||

#6  Turnaround is a bitch, Jerry?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/08/2018 10:07 Comments || Top||

#7  Divide California. It really is too big and dominated by special interests as is. Let the SF-LA corridor make policy for themselves and only themselves.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 03/08/2018 10:13 Comments || Top||

#8  The headline might have read: "Trump Strikes a Blow in California for Mental Health."
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/08/2018 10:15 Comments || Top||

#9  Yep. Divide CA. Bring the central American areas into the union and throw out the cities. And keep the water and electricity, fuel and food that we ship them.

Let them live on their green power and hopes and dreams.
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/08/2018 10:18 Comments || Top||

#10  These leftest bastids have gone too far. Air-Land a brigade of the 82nd Airborne at Sacramento International and road march them to the capital. A military governor should be able to set things straight within 30 days.

You might be joking but I really wish they would.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 03/08/2018 11:09 Comments || Top||

#11  These leftest bastids have gone too far. Air-Land a brigade of the 82nd Airborne at Sacramento International and road march them to the capital. A military governor should be able to set things straight within 30 days.

After the damage that has done to this state by the refusal of US presidents since George Bush senior to secure the border and enforce immigrations laws some kind of drastic federal intervention is probably the only effective remedy.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 03/08/2018 12:22 Comments || Top||

#12  They are insurrectionists, pure and simple. Go with a military governor, restore order and the rule of law, before it gets out of hand as it has in Europe.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/08/2018 12:26 Comments || Top||

#13  One should especially appreciate this line: "there will be no secession." Announced by a Republican to Democrats, again.
Posted by: Si vis pacem || 03/08/2018 13:53 Comments || Top||

#14  California is waging war on the US by sending pig scrotums like Pelosi, Boxer, feinsteen to the National house.
Posted by: newc || 03/08/2018 14:43 Comments || Top||

#15  #14 California is waging war on the US by sending pig scrotums like Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein to the National house.

Rational self-interest; electing them to Congress gets them out of the state.
Posted by: Elminesh Spawn of the Mongol Horde9538 || 03/08/2018 15:35 Comments || Top||

#16  I like Trump— he fights
Posted by: Regular joe || 03/08/2018 18:27 Comments || Top||

#17  Gee, Jerry Clown is a slow learner. Hey Mr. I’m a heterosexual I dated Linda Ronstadt, do the right thing and reject Federal funds and let your nirvana go it alone.
Posted by: Jack Salami || 03/08/2018 21:11 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Jewish GOP group calls on lawmakers to resign over Farrakhan remarks
[The Hill] The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) on Tuesday called on seven prominent lawmakers to resign, accusing them of having close ties to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who drew criticism recently after a speech full of anti-Semitic remarks.

The lobbying group called on Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Danny Davis (D-Ill.), Andre Carson (D-Ind.) Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) and Al Green (D-Texas) to step down.

"Anti-Semitism is unacceptable. Farrakhan is the moral equivalent of a leader of the KKK. If it was discovered that members of Congress had met with the leader of the KKK, they would need to resign. In this case, for meeting with, and embracing, Louis Farrakhan, nothing short of resignation is acceptable from these seven Democrats," the group said in a statement on Tuesday.

Farrakhan is facing criticism after he delivered a speech last week in which he referred to "powerful Jews" as his enemy, and said, "the Jews were responsible for all of this filth and degenerate behavior that Hollywood is putting out turning men into women and women into men."

Davis, in an interview with The Daily Caller on Sunday, acknowledged his relationship with Farrakhan and said "the world is so much bigger than Farrakhan and the Jewish question."
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/08/2018 08:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC)? Was it a unanimous request from both members ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/08/2018 8:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Anti-Semitism is unacceptable. Farrakhan is the moral equivalent of a leader of the KKK.

Many Jewish people believe that Jews and African-Americans got along fairly well before Farrakhan came along.
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/08/2018 8:40 Comments || Top||

#3  The Republican Jewish Coalition mostly works at the grassroots level, Besoeker, with 44 chapters throughout the country, a policy center and a PAC. They claim responsibility for increasing levels of Jews voting for Republican candidates since the nadir in 1992. But yes, at the moment there are only two Jewish Republicans in Congress, both in the House. Unfortunately Josh Mandel, treasurer of the state of Ohio, failed to beat Senator Sherrod Brown’s reelection bid in 2012, but he’ll be trying again this November.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/08/2018 13:26 Comments || Top||



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