Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The link to Benghazi

Team Hillary Strikes Again: Failed Campaign Manager Robby Mook Played Role in Botched Afghanistan Evacuation

At least he served his country in uniform, unlike Jake Sullivan

Yet another former Hillary Clinton aide appears to have played a role in the Biden administration's botched Afghanistan withdrawal. Politico reported on Monday that Robby Mook, the Democratic operative who managed Hillary's failed presidential campaign in 2016, was at the Kabul airport performing public relations duties during the evacuation of U.S. citizens and Afghan allies from the Taliban-controlled country.

Kabul airport

Taliban seize control of Kabul airport after US withdrawal — live updates

The Taliban have taken control of Hamid Karzai International Airport following the withdrawal of all US military personnel. Follow DW for the latest.

Marine who blasted Afghan withdrawal forced to undergo mental health check

Marine who blasted Afghan withdrawal forced to undergo mental health check

Here's what we left behind for Al Qaeda/Taliban as bin Laden's security chief trio,phantly returns

Video: No biggie, just bin Laden's security chief triumphantly returning to Afghanistan -- with Taliban protection

And by the way, ul-Haq has come back at just the right time. Thanks to Biden’s pell-mell rout out of Afghanistan, AQ has access to a weapons trove they couldn’t have dreamt of seizing:

The article itself is behind a paywall, but the figures speak for themselves. We left behind over four hundred thousand automatic weapons for the Taliban and its allies to exploit. Those weapons won’t just arm the Taliban and AQ either; they will get sold on the black market for hard currency, arming every terror network with our weaponry, most likely to be primarily aimed right back at us. It’s Fast and Furious on steroids. Terror attacks on Americans are a matter of when, not if, thanks to the space and resources Joe Biden has gifted al-Qaeda.

Global Warming

Global Warming Narrative Takes Another Hit

The sadness piles up

Fathers of Marines killed in Kabul blast rip Biden: 'He talked more about his son than my son'

'We didn't want him anywhere near us', said Gold Star father Darin Hoover

"Reputational risk"?

One can only imagine


Chair of Ben & Jerry's caught self dealing...

The chairwoman of Ben & Jerry's board of directors has been accused of self-dealing tens of thousands of dollars from the left-wing ice cream company's foundation to fund her own pro-Palestinian nonprofit, the New York Post reported, citing a watchdog complaint to the IRS.

What are the details?

Besides chairing the board since 2008, Anuradha Mittal also is a vice president of the company's nonprofit foundation, the Post said.

Monday, August 30, 2021

#MeToo group's founders resigned following reports they helped smear Cuomo accuser

Cuomo Wasn’t the First: Time’s Up Leaders Have History of Covering Up Liberal Scandals

#MeToo group's founders resigned following reports they helped smear Cuomo accuser 

Oakland California

The killing is the 84th homicide investigated by Oakland police this year. Last year at this time police had investigated 64 homicides in the city.

Eighteen miles per hour speed limit. Remember when a flag man had to proceed a horseless carriage for safety?

Paris introduces citywide 30 kmh speed limit

The French capital has lowered the speed limit for drivers on most streets in a bid to curb the number of cars in the city, reducing noise and fighting climate change.

If they'll lie about the little things...

The near religious deference to Covid is disturbing.

88-year-old professor resigns mid-class after student refuses to wear a mask: I 'risked my life to defend my country in the Air Force' — not willing to risk my life to teach unmasked students

VIDEO: Afghan TV anchor tells residents 'don't be afraid' as Taliban fighters stand behind him with guns

Image Source: Twitter screenshot

Op-Ed: In assassinating my father, Sirhan committed a crime against America. He must not be released

Op-Ed: In assassinating my father, Sirhan committed a crime against America. He must not be released

My father, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was murdered in June 1968 by Sirhan Sirhan in full view of many witnesses, including my mother, some of my father’s closest friends and a number of journalists and photographers. There is no question that Sirhan killed my father.

On Friday, a two-person panel of the California Board of Parole Hearings determined that Sirhan’s request for parole should be approved. I was shocked by this decision. On behalf of my mother and all Americans whose lives were altered by this appalling crime, I condemn this unwarranted recommendation and urge Gov. Gavin Newsom to do the right thing and publicly reject the panel’s decision.

Justice is not served by releasing a confessed political assassin, a first-degree murderer, who is serving a life sentence for his role in a crime against America. To begin with, the process was flawed. No prosecutor appeared at the hearing, for the first time ever. Because of L.A. County Dist. Atty. George Gascón’s policies, no one from his office was allowed to be present at the parole hearing to give voice to the views of the families affected by this crime. Nor did Gascón have the courage to show up to restate the severity of the crime and the reasons so many Americans feel that Sirhan should remain behind bars.

With no one representing the D.A., it was inevitable that the hearing would be incomplete. I appreciate very much the expressions of solidarity and sympathy from the L.A. police and so many Americans who hold my father in their hearts.At the last parole hearing, in 2016, the board rejected parole, stating that Sirhan did not show remorse, or perhaps even understand the enormity of his crime. If the former, he is unrepentant, and should not be released. If the latter, he remains a danger to society. In either case, he should not be released.Police, immigrants, truck drivers, farmworkers, factory workers, the young and the elderly all came together in June 1968 to stand along the tracks of my father’s funeral train. Even then, our country showed signs of fragmenting along political lines, in the way that has become so familiar in 2021. But I have always believed that my father could have bridged that divide and helped us heal our wounds. Much of that was destroyed by the violent acts of a single deranged anti-Israeli terrorist.

Because of Sirhan we never got to live out that better history. He killed my father for supporting Israel and the mere thought of Sirhan returning to Palestine, where he may be cheered for his crime, is sickening. I commit myself to doing everything within my power to stop his release.

Maxwell Taylor Kennedy, a son of Robert F. Kennedy, is a writer in Los Angeles and a former prosecutor in Philadelphia.