Accuracy in Media

Left-wing Democrat Norman Solomon says fellow Democrats are “more interested in playing to the press gallery than speaking directly to the economic distress of voters in the Rust Belt and elsewhere who handed the presidency” to Donald J. Trump. Democrats should spend some time learning “how they’ve lost touch with working-class voters,” he says.

He is referring to how Democrats are saying what the media want to hear—that Trump was elected because of Vladimir Putin and the Russians. This was the claim first advanced by President Obama’s CIA in leaks to The Washington Post and The New York Times.

But this is not just a political dispute involving Democrats failing to understand why they lost to Trump. Solomon says “the emerging incendiary rhetoric against Russia is extremely dangerous” and “could lead to a military confrontation between two countries that each has thousands of nuclear weapons,” and which could trigger a “nuclear holocaust.”

Solomon, a former Democratic congressional candidate, says that Democrats, by “teaming up with the likes of Republican Senators John McCain (AZ) and Lindsey Graham (SC) to exert bipartisan pressure for escalation,” could help “stampede the Trump administration in reckless directions” and provoke Russia into a war.

There is no evidence that the Trump administration could be “stampeded” in that way. Trump has said repeatedly that he is not interested in a confrontation with Russia. What seems to be consuming the attention of the incoming Trump administration are the no-win wars with ISIS and al-Qaeda that Obama will leave behind, and the corruption in the Intelligence Community that has been responsible for claims that the U.S. is winning the war against radical Islam.

Trump’s new CIA director, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS), is a member of the House Intelligence Committee and participated in a congressional joint task force that documented in a report how U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) manipulated intelligence to downplay the threat from ISIS. Three months after Pompeo and his colleagues issued their report, he said that those responsible for downplaying the threat from ISIS had not yet been held accountable.

Pompeo said the manipulation of intelligence resulted from “an administration-wide understanding that bad news from Iraq and Syria was not welcomed.” He added, “Claims that ISIS was the ‘JV team’ and that al-Qaeda was ‘on the run’ were both a result—and a cause—of the politicization of intelligence at CENTCOM. This intelligence manipulation provided space for both ISIS and al-Qaeda to grow and it put America at risk.”

Obama, of course, was responsible for the claims that ISIS was the “JV team” and that al-Qaeda was “on the run.” He lied to the American people about progress in the war on terror.

Obama’s Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on December 15 that ISIS was “failing” and that “the campaign to defeat the terror group in Iraq and Syria is on track.” Five days earlier, Carter had announced that 200 additional American special operations troops would be heading to Syria to liberate Raqqa, ISIS’ de facto capital in Syria. That will bring the total number of U.S. troops in Syria to 500.

Obama’s war in Syria has never been authorized by Congress.

Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs magazine has published an article demonstrating that, after a defeat and a loss of territory, “ISIS members don’t simply give up their cause or switch their allegiance; they merely change their tactics,” reforming into small units conducting insurgency campaigns.

According to the article, these terrorists operate under different flags. The authors cite the case of an ex-Iraqi policeman who fought for al-Qaeda and later emerged under the ISIS banner. It is possible, the authors say, that “insurgent group numbers will only continue to increase, as will their power.” The authors say there is little room for optimism that the Baghdad regime being supported by the U.S. will address the sectarian grievances that fuel the conflict.

ISIS has expanded into Afghanistan, where a counterterrorism official says the terrorist group is “present in at least 11 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces.”

Reflecting the deteriorating situation, Obama’s decision that the U.S. would draw down to 5,500 troops in the country has been changed. Now, approximately 8,400 military personnel will remain at the time that Trump takes office.

Fighting terrorists isn’t the only item on the agenda. American sailors deployed in Afghanistan underwent Transgender Policy Training in Kabul on November 24. According to an official press release, sailors were told about the policy that took effect on October 1, whereby they could “begin the process to officially change their gender in the Navy administrative systems following DoD policy and in accordance to the standards delineated.”

A website reflecting the views of Christian military officers described the training this way: “The US Navy began teaching its Sailors about women thinking they’re men, and vice versa, even as they’re deployed in Afghanistan—a nation, incidentally, in which transgenders would probably be tossed in jail or executed.”

Not to worry. The official Pentagon spokesman says the Afghanistan mission also remains “on track.”




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  • AndRebecca

    Love the tranny stuff (not). I have a Veteran’s magazine with a photo of a woman in a combat uniform breastfeeding an infant while appearing to be working. And, in the magazine they are pushing alternative medicines for Vets and marijuana use for whatever ails you, if it’s legal in your state. Dr. Sanjay Gupta says smoke it for PTSD. I wonder if he has stock in a marijuana company. All the while the suicide rate goes up for servicemen…hmmm.

  • Ted

    ALL the seemingly endless Bu**sh** going on in the middle east is a direct result of Bush unilaterally invading Iraq and Afghanistan without cause and then leaving the mess for others to clean up.

  • Tell me what tonic U R drinking.

  • jug

    Lying troll!

  • BakkenBill

    Marijuana stock is actually going up. Can’t say the same for oil, unfortunately.

  • AndRebecca

    And your comment applies to Sanjay buying marijuana stock and nothing more.

  • AndRebecca

    Still haven’t figured it out after all these years. Bush didn’t leave a mess. Obama started lots of messes in the M.E. with the help of his Left-wing comrades. “The J.V. team” is bigger and stronger than ever and so is Iran. Funny how the Hollywood anti-war folks are mum on Obama’s Wars.

  • AndRebecca

    I just received another solicitation (ad) to buy marijuana stock. Am not interested, but my Southwest Gas stock has doubled recently.

  • BakkenBill

    Nothing more. Now that marijuana has proven to be a credible help for PTSD, seizures, IBS…
    I’m in no way a fan of this TG demoralization of our society, armed services included. Nor should my tax dollars be used to fund their reassignment mutilation.

  • AndRebecca

    So you are pro-marijuana. Just couldn’t come out and say it.

  • BakkenBill

    I’m pro medical only.

  • Donald Holland

    The next four years will consist of the left still considering Obama as president…

  • mobuyus

    Marijuana stock will go up in smoke.

  • mobuyus

    Anti-marijuana has cost untold grief and trillions of wasted dollars. While playing whack-amole with pot-heads massive amounts of islamic invaders slipped into your country. That will change your societies more than pot use ever could.

  • mobuyus

    Self medication is medical.

  • mobuyus

    Can’t shake that Bush Derangement Syndrome after 8 yrs? Middle east has been a mess for 1400 yrs, long before Bush ever showed up. I think it has something more to do with islam than Bush. It is your weakness and stupity that are more a cause of war down through the ages than Bush. You’d better strap yourself in for the comming Trumpocolypse, for you I would prescribe a straight-jacket one in pink with a large yellow stripe down the back.

  • AndRebecca

    Many of the Muslim invaders are into pot and sell it here. There are arrest records… We have an open border with pot and illegals and drug runners coming in daily. The international drug running routes go from all over the world to South America and then up through Mexico or Cuba or the Central American countries, and then here. There are maps you can find on the net. There’s a website “U.S. Customs and Border Patrol” which gives news reports of the highlights daily. There are also you tube videos of border crossers with bales of pot strapped to their backs coming across, which you can watch. There are numerous examples of criminals committing crimes under the influence. An example pertinent to this story is Eddie Ray Routh the murderer of Chris Kyle and Kyle’s friend. Routh had pot in his system and supposedly had PTSD. America is under attack by the Left and a part of their attack is the introduction of marijuana. They’ve been pushing it for a half a century or more. Obama is one of the main pushers today. His henchmen Eric Holder legalized it on the Indian reservations.

  • mobuyus

    Ther ya go supply and demand. Grow your own pot enforce your borders and eliminate the terrorists and crime. Leave people that enjoy marijuana, a beer or a nice wine alone. Anti pot crusaders have a lot in common with the taliban. Don’t blame pot for Sniper Kyle’s murder. And the thing with PTSD it is always supposed. Marijuana has been used in the USA for a long time before any organized left emerged, many Patriotic American farmers used to run their farm machinery on hemp seed oil( mobile oil worked hard on ending that self reliance) Hemp sails is what got us here. Most criminals relax on marijuana and are not motivated. Those commiting horrible crimes while on marijuana would no doubt have commited them sober. So instead of reducing criminals you try reducing a weed that can be grown in anyones backyard and you pave the way for the industrialization of crime and then blame pot. Pot seems to be an obsession of fervant anti-pot crusaders to the exclusion of a more iminent threat.

  • AndRebecca

    You pot heads are legion. If any of you were capable of pulling your own weight in society or earning your own keep it would be great. The Left in America along with the mafia has been pushing pot since the 1920s, at least. At first, they only had success in the lower class neighborhoods. Anyone, including you can get on the pro-pot websites and see what is going on now with the dopes smoking dope, like yourself. As I stated, there have been all sorts of violent crimes committed by criminals under the influence of pot. There have been many attempts to commit suicide and successful suicides as well. Pot is only one of many serious problems in the U.S. I happen to believe a grown man has social responsibilities to live up to in order to call himself a man, and pot smokers don’t remotely resemble real men. You’re little weasels, and that includes the people making money off selling the dope legally. I’ve met plenty of you and so I know what I’m talking about.

  • mobuyus

    Yes “pot heads” are legion they’ve been smoking it for thousands of years they are also human. Once again it is not marijuana that makes violent criminals violent they do not need pot. They would be violent criminals with or with out it. Suicides will commit suicide with or with out pot though it is actualy alcohol that makes some one kill themselves where as if they hadn’t been drunk they’d not have killed themselves. Men are more likely to beat their wives and be jailed and hang themselves while drunk than while high. I too believe a grown man has responsibilities and I have spent over fifty years living up to mine. You on the other hand sneak onto pro-pot sites for some precarious thrill. I do not visit pro-pot sites. It sounds to me that perhaps were dumped by a few pot smokers and have never gotten over it. Queen Victoria and many women used canabis to mitigate symtoms of the menstrual cycle. I would strongly suggest you do the same. The taliban would appreciate your zeal. By the way I am a Conservative and a Christian.

  • AndRebecca

    Right, humans in the Middle East have smoked it for thousand of years. Not exactly anyone you should want to emulate. The word assassin comes from the word hashish. During the crusades, the Islamists would get high on hashish and go assassinate people. Your kind of people, I’m sure. As for today, they check the murdering dopes to see what drug they are on when the crimes are committed. And the crime rate in America has gone steadily up since dope was introduced into the country. You love criminals don’t you? You feel at one with criminals. Suicides have gone up as well, especially among young people with no real reason to kill themselves. I don’t visit pot sites for a thrill, stupid. I like to be informed when I get in an argument with a fool like you. You are no conservative or Christian. You no doubt go to the Church of Tares. Now you say, Queen Victoria used cannabis for menstrual cramps, and you say you don’t visit pot websites. What a freaking liar.

  • mobuyus

    Otti the5000 yr old iceman found on the border of the French and Italian alps was found to have among other things in his mojo bag a clump of pot. The hashishim which means hashish eaters were indeeed assasins and hashish eaters. Assasin comes from hashishim. But not all hash eaters are assasins and not all assasines are hash eaters. My kind of people? I still have my Families Chain-mail, Sword and Spurs. I love my kind of people(My family in the past have driven barbarians from Europe, twice in the last century) Oh you who has never lived in a time without the internet. Please read what you have written, you only believe what you’ve read on pot sites and you therefore think that I too get my information about pot on pot sites. 45 yrs of smoking pot and experimentation in numerous chemicals ( are you aware that a syringe is the quickest cleanest drug delivery system yet devised by man?) and you think I run to the internet for information on pot. I invite you to puruse some of my past comments on islam and the present invasion underway. People who kill themselves can go to hell as far as I am concerned. My pity gland dried out years ago. Having not set foot in a Church for 45yrs I guess I am not much of a Christian. As to humans in th e middle east being no one to emulate I believe your Lord Jesus may beg to differ with you.

  • AndRebecca

    At least you are admitting you’re no Christian. And, what is your reference to the M.E. and what I said? You need to learn to comprehend what you read. Now you’re admitting to using heroin. It must be lovely being you. Your ancestors may have been something, but the genes mutated. You sound like a total jerk and a drug addict. I’m not interested enough in drugs to spend a lot of time on druggy websites. I learned about assassins and hashish by looking up the words in my dictionary. Reference books are amazing things. I’m sure all people, not just the ones who kill themselves can go to hell as far as you are concerned. You’re an evil piece of work.

  • mobuyus

    Where did I say I did heroin? Keep reading those books. My education in these matters came at a closer proximity. I’ve always protected the weak and the innocent and am patient with the elderly. These things I may do while still being not much of a Christian. Suicides I’ve known too many. My thinking is that life is precious and you get no love from me for killing yourself. You should get out more often.

  • AndRebecca

    As I have stated, you are a jerk and a weasel and your education in these matters is pretty clear.

  • mobuyus

    Try to keep the name calling to a minimal it’s unbecoming of you. You may take note of the civility I’ve endeavored to impart on this discourse. The jerk part I can maybe see in a construed manner however the weasel analogy as pertains to me is hard to understand. A weasel as you well know is an animal that is furtive in it’s habits I on the other hand am as upfront as can be. As I have stated before my duty is to the weak and innocent if that makes me evil well so be it then evil I shall be.

  • AndRebecca

    Why don’t you just go away and then I won’t call you names. You jerk. Pushing pot is uncivilized behavior. Having a problem with dope smoking is civilized behavior.

  • mobuyus

    Cyber-space is open to all. Names called mean nothing to me. I don’t push drugs. And being ant-pot is not the sign of a civilized person. Many have been the rapist and murderer who upon being brought to justice have proudly declared” well at least I don’t smoke pot”. Are those your kind of people? Never mind no need to answer, if I need your point of view I’ll merely rent a copy of Reefer Madness.

  • AndRebecca

    Your ability to think has gone and probably won’t ever come back. You’re fine with it and want others to have the same problem. Idiot.

  • mobuyus

    In the war against the left and it’s islamic masters your fixation on pot and drugs in general is noted. A lot of drugs you rant on about are legal in many jurisdictions. You are like some Christian taliban in your close minded fervor. In this state you are of no value in this war hard to believe we are on the same side. with you name calling you are now Blocked. I bid you Adieu.

  • AndRebecca

    You’re the one fixated on drugs. I’m glad you are gone.

  • mobuyus

    You sound like you’re fixated on me. If you need a fix of me in the future just click that little picture beside my name, peruse and enjoy.

  • AndRebecca

    You did say you smoke those funny cigarettes which cause delusions. No doubt about it.

  • mobuyus

    The realization of reality is a by-product of ones absense from it. An expanded mind never goes back to it’s former shape and a tree can definatly not grow from rock.

  • AndRebecca

    You sound just like an unhinged drug addict.

  • mobuyus

    Reality is a crutch for those that cannot handle drugs. I’m having a beer right now. Never was hinged. God bless you AndRebecca.