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Rodman: Kim Jong Un Is a 'Friendly Guy' and There's a 'Good Side' to North Korea
[Townhall] Dennis Rodman stood up for his "friend" Kim Jong Un Friday, saying people don’t realize how "friendly" the dictator is once you get to know him.

"I think people don’t see him as a friendly guy," he told ABC News. "We sing karaoke, it’s all fun. Ride horses, everything."

He also said people don’t realize there’s a "good side" to the rogue nation.

"People don't see the good side about that country. It's like going, like, to Asia. It's like going to, like, Istanbul, Turkey, or any place like that," Rodman said. "You know, you're going to see some poverty. You're going to see some people that's not doing too well."But things are looking up for North Koreans, he said.

"When you go over there, and you hear the radio, and people are talking," Rodman said. "They're so happy now, because it's more like, it's civilized again."

The NBA Hall of Famer also said he felt partially responsible for securing Otto Warmbier’s release this month and felt “good things” came of his recent trip.

"I was just so happy to see the kid released," Rodman told ABC News’s Michael Strahan. "Later that day, that's when we found out he was ill, no one knew that. We jumped up and down. ... Some good things came of this trip."

Chris Volo, Rodman’s agent, said he asked for North Korean officials to release Warmbier on three occasions.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2017 01:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [455 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "I think people don’t see him as a friendly guy," he told ABC News. "We sing karaoke, it’s all fun. Ride horses, ride Korean girls, everything."

Just a slight addition there, Dennis.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/25/2017 10:17 Comments || Top||

#2  What the cartoon says. The U.S. has had a long- standing relationship with the Norks beginning with the Korean War. Dennis, we know about the Norks. They are not the nice guys.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/25/2017 10:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Rodman: too many balls to the head
Posted by: Frank G || 06/25/2017 10:51 Comments || Top||

#4  These two on horses, hell I'd pay to see that.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/25/2017 20:34 Comments || Top||

#5  In the same way that only Nixon could go to China, only Rodman could go to NKor.

Personally, I think they deserve each other.

Posted by: SteveS || 06/25/2017 21:03 Comments || Top||

#6  Only Rodman would want to go to NKor.

(except for some students...)
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/25/2017 22:56 Comments || Top||


Europe
Terrorism is winning in Europe
[Ynet] Victory on Western-based violent Islamism will only be achieved when Moslem communities reject any manifestation of religious-political fanaticism in a firm and uncompromising manner.

Moslem Germans erupted into the streets of Cologne
...a lovely city in Germany. They invented perfume there...
several weeks ago to protest terrorism. The march was held under the banner "Not with Us," and its goal was to condemn terrorism and the terror cells that have developed in the Moslem communities in Europe in the past two years.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 06/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [358 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Home Front: Politix
Angelo M. Codevilla: 'The Chosen One' 13 July 2011
In response to a post from 2017-06-24 entitled 'In His 'Soetoro's' Own Image: How to 'Flip' a Country,' our own TopRev mentioned this Codeville article. I found it fascinating. I hope you do as well. Hat tip to TopRev.

The following harvested excerpt and follow-on paras form the basis of TopRev's comment and the Angelo Codevilla assertion regarding the man called Soetoro:

Connected

Two new books deal with Barack Obama's paternal and maternal families. British journalist Peter Firstbrook's The Obamas takes us all the way from the origins of East Africa's Luo tribe to Barack's father's relationship with Barack's mother. Generally fact-filled, it gives vivid portraits especially of Barack, Sr.'s, father, Onyango, who tried to raise a son as upright as he and was deadly disappointed when that son turned out to be a wastrel in the train of Tom Mboya, political leader of Kenya's Luo. The closer the book gets to the present, however, the less trustworthy it becomes. For example, it tells us that Mboya organized the 1959 airlift of 280 Africans to study in America, bypassing the U.S. State Department. Nonsense. This was high U.S. policy and touted as such at the time. The CIA considered Mboya one of its most important covert action agents. The people chosen by him and the CIA to go to America were his flunkies. But the book is irrelevant to understanding the current president of the United States because his African family had only a biological influence on him. Indeed, Barack Obama's African-ness is, as we shall see, strictly the product of his imagination.

The maternal family that raised Barack Obama, which is highly relevant to our understanding, is the subject of New YorkTimes reporter Janny Scott's A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother. But though this book tells us that grandmother Madelyn Dunham's favorite color was beige, that Stanley Dunham and daughter Ann (Barack, Jr.'s, mother) shared a certain impulsiveness, and contains interviews with and personal information on countless of Ann's high school friends, it sheds no light on what the Dunhams were doing with their lives that led their daughter to take a practical interest in international affairs. Magically, Ann Dunham goes from peeking her shy 17-year-old head out of Mercer Island, Washington ("a young virgin," writes Janny Scott), to intimacy with a very foreign person, and a few years later with another, and then to work in one of the Cold War's key battlegrounds. Meanwhile her mother, about whose professional activities the book says nothing, becomes a bank executive. Did Ann speak any foreign language? Had the Dunhams ever taken any trips abroad? The book does not say. A Singular Woman gives the impression that Ann's Indonesian husband, Lolo Soetoro, was just a geographer drafted into the army, a minor, unwitting part of the bloody campaign that wrested Indonesia from the Communists; and that Ann's work in that country was anthropological-humanitarian, as if for her U.S. policy were irrelevant. It certainly was not for her employers—the U.S. government and contractors thereof.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2017 12:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [493 views] Top|| File under:

#1  We've recently learned of President Trump's interest and dedication to the CIA Daily Brief. Contrast that with Soetoro's reported lack of attention to the CIA brief.

Perhaps Soetoro required no personal analysis. If he was simply TOLD what to say or do, the CIA Daily would have been little more than a needless golf distraction.

One of the most difficult and challenging aspects of clandestine intelligence source operations is the building of the 'legend' i.e., the construction of a background or biography, usually supported by documents, places, and events.

Just say'n.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2017 12:52 Comments || Top||

#2  He may not have been interested in the 'institutional' part of intelligence community. Apparently he and his people were interested in another part.
Posted by: Pappy || 06/25/2017 13:57 Comments || Top||

#3  He may not have been interested in the 'institutional' part of intelligence community. Apparently he and his people were interested in another part. Posted by Pappy

Ha! So it would appear, and he's still attempting to stay active in politics.

Prior to reading this piece, I had honestly never considered the Codevilla theory. The more I ponder it however, the more believable it becomes.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2017 14:06 Comments || Top||

#4  and he's still attempting to stay active in politics.

Yes, but with the revelation that he chose not to act to prevent the Russian interference that Democrats have been shrieking cost Hillary the election, how much longer will he find eager audiences?
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/25/2017 15:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Yes, but with the revelation that he chose not to act to prevent the Russian interference

"We have always been at war with Eastasia".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/25/2017 15:29 Comments || Top||

#6  Mighty nice of them to finally come out with details of this traitorous bastards's background, or at least make the half- assed pro forma attempt of parts of it. How fucking convenient.
Posted by: Raj || 06/25/2017 18:49 Comments || Top||

#7  The Klingons are responsible for letting that sh!t run for President in the first place. All his Family"" were communist revolutionaries.
Posted by: newc || 06/25/2017 23:25 Comments || Top||


Why the FBI is hard to trust
[Wash Times] Can anyone with a modicum of common sense trust the Federal Bureau of investigation? The answer to that question is a resounding "no." The claim that the FBI strives to be above politics is today and has always been absurd. When former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover admitted in an interview that his "agents" had tapped the phones of 1964 Republican candidate Barry Goldwater and even bugged his campaign plane, Mr. Hoover told his interviewer, who wondered how someone in his position could so cavalierly ignore the law and the constitutional rights of American citizens, that when the president asks you deliver.

That and much else that Mr. Hoover ordered his "agents" to do during his too long tenure as FBI Director was bad enough, but in the years since he departed the scene, the FBI has developed a penchant for breaking the law without even requiring a wink and a nod from above. The Bureau picks its targets for whatever reason and goes after them, concocting evidence or setting them up to technically break laws that have nothing to do with the "reasons" for the original targeting.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2017 02:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [600 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Heinrich Himmler and Markus Wolf would be proud.
Posted by: Knuckles Platypus1823 || 06/25/2017 6:08 Comments || Top||

#2  The top leadership of the DOJ and FBI, during the last admin., did a fairly could job of scrapping justice and neutering the FBI.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/25/2017 10:27 Comments || Top||

#3  Any halfway honest history of the FBI shows that the problems predate the creation of the agency. What's totally ironic is how the type of people who despised the FBI in the 50s, 60s and 70s are enraptured with an arguably more out of control than ever FBI today.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/25/2017 12:01 Comments || Top||

#4  MM, those people and now the ones in power. It makes all the difference in the world who is the bug and who is the windshield.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/25/2017 14:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Sitting around a campfire last night, listening to people play old Buffalo Springfield songs, I couldn't help but marvel how a generation that had defined itself by non-conformity and utter distrust of government had come to embraced groupthink and saw Big Government as the solution to any and all problems.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/25/2017 18:18 Comments || Top||

#6  I think the entire thing is going to just blow up.

CNN is running from the Russia story.

Lynch is going to take the Fifth.

The entire mime on Russia is a Democrat invention funded back in July for Clinton to u7se on Trump the contents of Dossier were so laughable that only the press took it seriously and when Clinton got her butt handed to her by Trump they had to blame it on something. So the dossier was the only thing they had.

If=t all goes back to the dossier
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 06/25/2017 19:08 Comments || Top||

#7  Ditto SPOD. I'd put money on Lynch taking the 5th.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2017 22:32 Comments || Top||

#8  What is happening here is going deep into the FBI as it is VERY corrupt at the top levels. It is now nothing more than a political organization. Also goes for the klingons. A now useless agency.
Posted by: newc || 06/25/2017 23:27 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Unrepentant 'American Taliban' to go free in two years. What then?
[Foreign Policy]
Ireland?
Posted by: ryuge || 06/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [482 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Evidently someone has forgotten about the late Johnny Michael "Mike" Spann and how he became a star on the CIA's Hall of Heroes.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2017 8:10 Comments || Top||

#2  I think he should be given a tax payer funded face lift.....with weapons-grade botulinum toxin .
Posted by: Classer || 06/25/2017 8:41 Comments || Top||

#3  #1 Evidently someone has forgotten about the late Johnny Michael "Mike" Spann and how he became a star on the CIA's Hall of Heroes.
Posted by Besoeker


Yep, Johnny Walker can now go hold hands with Muhammed Fazl, one of the Taliban Five that Obama freed. In regards to Spann's death, they were captured together and Fazl should have been charged as well as Lindh. Fazl gave the order and Lindh surely helped.

Obama has blood on his hands...
Posted by: Tennessee || 06/25/2017 11:40 Comments || Top||

#4  I remember when he was first captured, he bragged in a news interview that he had fought in Kashmir and killed several Hindus.

I imagine India, like the US, does not have a statute of limitations on murder. I suggest he be referred to India for prosecution.

PS They also have the death penalty.

Al
Posted by: Frozen Al || 06/25/2017 15:18 Comments || Top||

#5  I'll take "Hunted for Sport" for $500, Alex.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/25/2017 18:22 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Sarah Hoyt: A Cultural Revolution in Slow Motion
h/t Instapundit
I don’t believe in grand historical conspiracies, or in designs that go on over generations. The right suffers from a bad case of "the individualists failed to organize" and the left, by now in their third generation of social dominance, are approaching the sort of behavior and IQ one saw in the last days of the Soviet Union. Or if you prefer, Marxist scientific efficiency has given us in three generations what it took the royal houses of Europe sixteen generations of inbreeding to achieve: an "elite" so profoundly dumb they couldn’t pour p*ss out a boot with instructions on both sides.

Which is why I don’t believe in conspiracies.

I do however believe in guiding principles, in abiding ideas that inform and shape a movement, and in people so completely in communion with the revealed message of "progressivism" that they will do the things that no police force or government could force them to do, were they free.

Hence we get journalists corrupting their craft and honor to be part of secret lists that choose which news to cover and which to ignore. We get functionaries trying to subvert legal, fair elections. And we have the Reeeee brigade leading us through a slow motion Cultural Revolution.

I don’t know who coined "Reeeee" for the sound progressives make when in the middle of a scream fest about some ‐ mostly imaginary and unintended ‐ offense. I know that for several months now all my friends use it, usually when just having dealt with some idiot who keeps yammering on about moon ferrets (or patriarchy. Or white supremacy. All of which have the exact same degree of existence in modern America.)

It’s not that you don’t want to answer the idiot. It’s that explaining there are no moon ferrets gets exhausting, when they immediately change the subject to the moon dolphins or the moon mole rats.

Their behavior is so insane, their on-command ability to jump on anyone or anything who deviates from the now-current party line so absolute, their arguments so ridiculous, it took me a while to realize what they’re doing is the equivalent of Mao’s brigades of aggressive young people fanning out to rural areas to teach the peasants how to think and what to do.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/25/2017 03:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [491 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I observed the recent patriot rally in Boston via livestream. When Antifa gave up the high ground surrounding the monument, the ralliers swept up the hill and many were shouting that "reeeeeeeeee!" Quite funny
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 06/25/2017 10:26 Comments || Top||

#2  If you do not believe in the Rule of Law, or any other firm principle, where will you stand when you are the Law? Like the conquering Barbarian squatting in the wreckage of civilization you will go from barbarism to decadence in a generation.
Posted by: magpie || 06/25/2017 10:28 Comments || Top||

#3  If you do not believe in the Rule of Law, or any other firm principle, where will you stand when you are the Law?



Then it is open fucking season.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/25/2017 11:06 Comments || Top||

#4  DarthVader, you misspellt height, so it didn't work. It's fixed now.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/25/2017 12:04 Comments || Top||

#5  The word "progressivism" implies some movement towards progress, that is an improvement to civilization. Progress sounds good and many people who claim to be Dems buy into it for that reason. It appears to be an euphemism for what is going on. I have yet to see much goodness or improvement of civilization from the Progressives. They will change their name to something else when more people catch on to them.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/25/2017 12:41 Comments || Top||

#6  Major Texas Rock solid, powerful conservatives are going to begin making behind the scenes change of heart influences regarding Congressmen and of other DC power centers starting mid week. I will not elaborate but Congress will get off its collective butt as a result fairly soon...
Posted by: Threatch Jeamp8135 || 06/25/2017 15:20 Comments || Top||


"Team Jihad: How Sharia-Supremacists Collaborate With Leftists To Destroy The United States"
[Capital Research Center] (Washington, DC): The unlikely alliance between Islam and the left isn’t on the media’s radar screen, yet the chaos on our streets and campuses is obvious and disturbing. The ever-more frequent jihad attacks, both at home and abroad, even more so. But the swirl of images flitting across our screens can be difficult to understand: protesters are carrying all kinds of signs, hurling abuse at our new president, and at those who would speak in defense of America and its free institutions... Black Lives Matter activists spew hatred for law enforcement, but are funded by wealthy establishment leftists. Muslim terrorists screaming ’Allahu Akbar’ are murdering innocent, men, women and children--in the name of the ’religion of peace.’ Too much of it doesn’t seem to make sense. How can the jihadist Muslim Brotherhood, Black Lives Matter movement, and social Marxist anarchist leftists all be part of the same street scene?

To help explain this unlikely but very real alliance, Matthew Vadum, Senior Vice President at the Washington, D.C. think tank, Capital Research Center and an award-winning journalist, has authored an important new book for the Center for Security Policy’s Civilization Jihad Readers Series entitled "Team Jihad: How Sharia-Supremacists Collaborate with Leftists to Destroy the United States." Vadum, already widely published on issues related to leftist infiltration and subversion within American society, here marshals a wealth of historical detail to document how and when the forces of Islam and the left first began to make common cause and how far they’ve come in the years since.

With a new president in the White House, the United States seems headed for changes on many fronts. None is more important to understand than the deeply anti-American working relationship among seemingly disparate forces like these that are united in their dedication to the overthrow of the U.S. Constitution and our system of law and order. Neglect, benign and otherwise, has allowed this unholy alliance of jihadists, street thugs, and cultural Marxists to advance unchecked throughout our society for far too long.

With this monograph, Matt Vadum offers the average citizen a clear and very readable explanation for what we all see happening around us.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Same goal - destroy Western Civilization
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/25/2017 7:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Same goal - destroy Western Civilization

Evidence appears to be mounting beginning somewhere around the 7th and 8th centuries, but who spends much time examining history ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2017 8:00 Comments || Top||

#3  The CSP has been chewing over this topic for close to 10 years -now we see it unfold on a daily basis in our politics and media.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 06/25/2017 9:36 Comments || Top||

#4  An unholy marriage blessed by the left. There is some history of fascists uniting with Muslims during WWII.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/25/2017 12:32 Comments || Top||



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