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In the 10th month of the Trump presidency, the Republican Congress still has not passed one major piece of legislation proposed by the Republican president, public disapproval of Congress stands at levels that should be alarming to all incumbent Republican senators, and the president and GOP leaders in the House and Senate all suffer from abnormally high levels of disapproval.
“From September 2006 to February 2017, McMaster is listed as consulting senior fellow for the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). The IISS defines itself as a “world-leading authority on global security, political risk and military conflict.”
“As the Obama administration was shipping palettes of cash to Iran, the mullahs were sending militants to wage jihad in Syria,” DeSantis said. “The Obama administration turned a blind eye to this and other transgressions because it was so intent on delivering major sanctions relief to the world’s leading state-sponsor of terrorism, the Iranian government.”
“Once developed, lethal autonomous weapons will permit armed conflict to be fought at a scale greater than ever, and at timescales faster than humans can comprehend. These can be weapons of terror, weapons that despots and terrorists use against innocent populations, and weapons hacked to behave in undesirable ways.“We do not have long to act. Once this Pandora’s box is opened, it will be hard to close.”
During his first presidential campaign in 2008, Mr. Obama used a secret back channel to Tehran to assure the mullahs that he was a friend of the Islamic Republic, and that they would be very happy with his policies. The secret channel was Ambassador William G. Miller, who served in Iran during the shah’s rule, as chief of staff for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and as ambassador to Ukraine. Ambassador Miller has confirmed to me his conversations with Iranian leaders during the 2008 campaign.
The left’s hypocrisy couldn’t be more transparent
Various news reports say Lovinger was targeted by Obama Pentagon appointees because of his tough stance on Islamic militants, China and Iran as well as the Obama appointees’ anti-Trump sentiments. One Washington D.C. newspaper reported that Lovinger’s clearance was suspended after he wrote several memos criticizing his former boss, ONA Director James Baker. The ONA functions as an independent organization within the Department of Defense (DOD) and is tasked with identifying emerging or future threats to the United States. It compiles highly classified reports and apparently Lovinger felt that, under Baker’s leadership, the ONA was failing to address the threats created by Iran, radical Islam and China. Baker was appointed ONA director in 2015 by Obama Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. Before taking over the ONA Baker worked at the Joint Chiefs of Staff.