FBI Launches Terrorist Probes in All 50 States

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By Jamie White

WASHINGTON (Infowars) – The Department of Homeland Security has revealed that federal authorities have opened investigations into radical Islamic terrorists in all 50 states, warning that the threat of terrorism has reached an all-time high.

The FBI has “open investigations in all 50 states,” and there have been at least 37 “ISIS-linked plots to attack our country” since 2013, said DHS Secretary John Kelly 

The U.S. border remains open and the jihadists are working to exploit that national security weakness and plot attacks “every single day,” Kelly said at a George Washington University address.

We don’t know their intentions,” he said. “We don’t know why they’re here or why they’re coming. We are completely blind to what they’re capable of.”

In the past year alone, there have been “36 homegrown terrorists in 18 states.”

We’ve seen an unprecedented spike in homegrown terrorism,” Kelly pointed out. “These are the cases we know about – homegrown terrorism is notoriously difficult to predict and control.”

I tell you, without exaggeration, they try to carry out this mission each and every single day and no one can tell you how to stop it. No one,” he added. “They’re relentless.”

If that isn’t enough, Kelly estimates that approximately 10,000 European citizens have joined the caliphate in Syria and Iraq, and thousands more from Africa and Asia.

They have learned how to make IEDs, employ drones to drop ordinance, and acquired experience on the battlefield that by all reports they are bringing back home,” Kelly said.

The Trump administration’s DHS policies and rhetoric toward domestic terrorism stands in stark contrast to Obama’s DHS.

Last December, Obama gave a speech to the military boasting that there were zero instances of domestic terrorist attacks, while ignoring the eleven homegrown terrorist attacks including the Boston Marathon bombers and the Fort Hood shooter.

And in 2014, Judicial Watch revealed that Obama’s DHS gave more than 1,500 suspected terrorists asylum in the U.S., claiming any crimes committed were done so “under duress.”

Chelsea Clinton’s Cheerleading Cult

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By: Michelle Malkin

Chelsea Clinton's Cheerleading Cult

How thirsty does Variety look begging readers to join it in doing high V cheerleading moves for Chelsea Clinton?

Thirstier than an ultra-marathoner lost in Death Valley in mid-July.

Hyping the entertainment magazine’s latest cover, Co-Editor-in-Chief Claudia Eller gushed this week, “How cool does Chelsea Clinton look on our Power of Women, NY, cover?”

Welcome to the liberal media’s manufacturing of “cool.” Leather jacket? Check. Overzealous airbrushing? Check. Humanizing grin? Check. Democratic establishment pedigree? Checkity-check-check.

This is just the latest attempt by The Media Resistance to make Chelsea Clinton a thing. The same liberal lunatics in the press who rage about the Trump children’s nepotistic privileges champion the “refreshingly outspoken” daughter of the Clinton dynasty — who, at 37 years old, will receive a “Lifetime Impact” award from Variety on Friday for her “humanitarian work.”

The honor comes during the same week that the Clinton Global Initiative cash machine officially shut down. Among the generous “humanitarian” projects of CGI’s parent, the Clinton Foundation: chipping in a reported $3 million for Chelsea’s wedding to another heir of Democratic corruptocrats, Marc Mezvinsky — the newly jobless former hedge fund manager and son of convicted fraudster Edward Mezvinsky, a former Democratic congressman from Iowa.

Remember: The Clintons’ own inner circle lambasted Chelsea’s hubby for exploiting the Clinton Foundation and CGI to prop up his now-defunct hedge fund. The duo also siphoned off charitable donations to pay for “taxes on money from her parents” and expenses racked up to subsidize her “life for a decade,” according to longtime Clinton aide Doug Band.

But I digress from the Cult of Chelsea Coolness. Shake those pompoms, propaganda media:

The New York Times lauded “Chelsea Clinton, Unbound,” applauded her “confrontational tweeting” against President Trump and interviewed her about books for a series featuring successful authors — after her most recent ghostwritten opus on global health care flopped like those famous Filipino divers on YouTube.

BuzzFeed and The Hill cover Chelsea as if she were a Kardashian. Politico also cooed over Chelsea’s new “spicy, sarcastic online personality” on Twitter. Then the Beltway publication hailed her upcoming children’s book, which opportunistically cribs left-wing feminist Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s cri de coeur, “She Persisted.”

The Huffington Post breathlessly reported on Chelsea’s brave thoughts about breast-feeding and menstruation. She boldly asserted in a wellness article that we all need to “support” breast-feeding women and menstruating girls “by talking candidly” about them. OK then. Prepare the Nobel Prize nomination, stat!

Insipid platitudes deserve eye rolls, not gala celebrations. What independent “power of women” has Chelsea Clinton exercised, other than inheriting her father’s name and what’s left of her two-time-losing mother’s political cache?

“Lifetime achievement”? She skated through college and pulled family strings to secure her short-lived, high-priced jobs in management consulting and media.

Those who know Chelsea Clinton best see her for what she is: a “spoiled brat,” to quote Doug Band.

She is Bill Clinton without the charm, Hillary Clinton without the ruthlessness and full Billary in her bottomless well of inflated entitlement and ideological hackery.

The ineluctable drive to prop up Chelsea Clinton is textbook fake news. The only constituency rooting for her to run for political office is the Hollywood-media complex, which is desperately trying to squeeze blood from a rotten turnip.

How uncool is that?

Leaked Intel: SEAL Team Six training in South Korea to take out Kim Jong-un

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By: Jim Kouri

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North Korea’s Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol said on Friday that he believes President Donald Trump’s administration is more vicious and more aggressive than that of Barack Obama, according to an interview he gave to an Associated Press reporter. He also said that his government is continuing to build up its nuclear arsenal in “quality and quantity” and the nation’s Chairman Kim Jong-un is ready to go to war.

As tension continues to grow, a team of U.S. Navy SEALs — the same team who killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in May 2011 — are undergoing special training in South Korea amid rising diplomatic unrest between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea The SEAL Team is said to be developing a plan of operations to put an end to Kim Jong-un’s reign of terror.

 

 

 

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is believed to be close to possessing a long-range missile capable of strikes on the U.S. mainland.

The South Korean news media reported that the legendary SEAL Team Six is part of the Foal Eagle and Key Resolve exercises being carried out from March 7 to April 30, 2017, within South Korea.

Although the U.S. military and U.S. intelligence community refused to comment on the suspected information, an anonymous source leaked a classified memo that said: “Ground, air, naval and special operations troops” are participating in “several joint and combined field training operations.” Close to 20,000 American and South Korean troops are involved in classified training exercises.

Besides SEAL Team Six, the special operations units are believed to inclu

de the U.S. Army Rangers, Delta Force and Green Berets.

According to intelligence analyst Joshua Davenport, who served in the military and civilian police units, the special, secret training began right after the Trump administration deployed the high-tech THAAD missile defense system to the region.

The U.S. installation of THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) has angered not only North Korea, but also the Chinese government, who are being pressured by the Trump White House and other countries to help in controlling dictator Kim Jong-un’s nuclear weapons and missile development programs.

Most intelligence agencies believe North Korea’s ultimate goal is the creation of a missile system capable of carrying nuclear or other explosive payloads to the United States mainland.

Once that madman has the capability to strike American cities, the U.S. will of a necessity have to change its defense plans including the training of U.S. first-responders from police, fire and emergency medical departments,” said local New York City police officer who liaisons with her federal counterparts.

South Korea’s JoongAng Daily has claimed the SEALs and other American teams would take part in a large-scale drill with the scenario of removing Kim Jong-un as the North Korean dictator— a scenario that’s completely denied by former US Navy Commander Gary Ross.

Each training event had a unique tactical scenario derived from our mission-essential-task list, aimed at improving readiness and increasing interoperability,” said Army Lt. Col. Natasha Jones, commanding officer of the 10th Transportation Battalion. “I am extremely proud and confident in the demonstrated ability of the [South Korean] and U.S. forces to conduct complex operations efficiently and safely side by side and sustaining the capabilities which strengthen the [South Korean-U.S.] alliance.”

Meanwhile, several of the family members of Navy SEAL Team VI and special forces soldiers filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington, D.C.,with regard to the deaths of their sons, whose helicopter was blown from the sky by Taliban jihadists on Aug. 6, 2011 in Afghanistan. Those named in the complaint are U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, former-Secretary of Defense Leon Edward Panetta, and former-Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

 

U.S. special forces member helps train South Korean military members.

Those who died in the crash included 16 Navy SEALs and eight special forces servicemen, including the sons of Charles Strange, Doug and Shaune Hamburger, Sidh Douangdara, and Billy and Karen Vaughn, who are listed as the plaintiffs in the lawsuit.

The plaintiffs claim that certain disclosures of classified information by Vice President Biden and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta regarding SEAL Team VI’s responsibility for conducting a secret mission that ended the life of arch-terrorist Osama Bin Laden, placed “targets on the backs” of the servicemen and their families.

As a result of the “boasting” by Biden, Panetta and other Obama “sycophants” the Taliban retaliated by blasting the helicopter out of the sky and killing all on board, according to the plaintiffs.

Coal’s Colossal Comeback

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By: Stephen Moore

Coal's Colossal Comeback

Buried in an otherwise-humdrum jobs report was the jaw-dropping pronouncement by the Department of Labor that mining jobs in America were up by 11,000 in March. Since the low point in October 2016, and following years of painful layoffs in the mining industry, the mining sector has added 35,000 jobs.

What a turnaround. Liberals have been saying that Donald Trump was lying to the American people when he said that he could bring coal jobs back. Well, so far, he has delivered on his promise.

There’s more good news for the coal industry. Earlier this month, Peabody Energy — America’s largest coal producer — moved out of bankruptcy, and its stock is actively trading again. Its market cap had sunk by almost 90 percent during Barack Obama’s years in office. Arch Coal is also out of bankruptcy.

It turns out that, after all, elections do have consequences. The Obama administration and its allies, such as the Sierra Club, tried to kill coal because of their obsession with global warming. Regime change in Washington has brought King Coal back to life.

Donald Trump pledged to coal miners in small towns across America that he would be a friend to American coal and fossil fuels. As promised, Trump has lifted the so-called Clean Power Plan regulations and several other EPA rules that were intentionally designed to shutter coal plants, which it accomplished with ruthless precision. Hillary Clinton had promised her green allies that she would finish off every last coal-mining job in America.

The coal miners weren’t too happy about this, and her arrogant disregard for a leading American industry that hires tens of thousands of union workers contributed to her losing almost all the coal states — many of which were once reliably Democratic.

America was built on cheap and abundant coal. Fossil fuels powered the U.S. into the industrial age and replaced windmills and wood burning, which were inefficient, as the primary sources of electricity. America currently has access to 500 years’ worth of coal — far more than any other nation. Despite the last decade’s war on coal, the U.S. still derives about one-third of our power from coal, making it second only to natural gas.

Liberals have argued that coal could never make a comeback, because of cheap natural gas. Clearly, the shale gas revolution — with prices falling from $10 to $3 per million cubic feet — has hurt coal producers.

But economic necessity is the mother of invention, and coal companies, including Peabody, have figured out how to become far more efficient in production. What’s more, clean coal is here. Emissions of lead, sulfur, carbon monoxide and other air pollutants from coal plants have fallen by more than half, and in some cases 90 percent, in recent decades.

The climate-change industrial complex pontificates that the U.S. has to stop using coal to save the planet. But even if the U.S. cut our own coal production to zero, China and India are building hundreds of coal plants.  By suspending American coal production we are merely transferring jobs out of the U.S.

Renewable energy is decades away from being a major energy source for the world. Until that happens, coal and natural gas will compete as low-priced, super-abundant, domestically produced energy sources for 21st-century America. Nuclear power will, I hope, continue to play an important role, too. Meanwhile, for all the talk of the growth in wind and solar industries, they still account for less than 10 percent of our energy. Almost 70 percent comes from natural gas and coal.

Coal isn’t dead in America. It is unleashed. As a Washington Times editorial put it very well recently, “The left gave up on the 100,000 coal workers in America more than a decade ago. Donald Trump has not.” Remember this the next time Elizabeth Warren or Nancy Pelosi lectures us about how much they care about the working class in America.

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Arrogant Pols, Go Home!

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By: Paul Jacob

Arrogant Pols, Go Home!

Back in 2012, U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch pledged that, if elected, his current six-year term would be his last. On Election Day 2018, Hatch will be 84 years old. Still, Utah’s senior senator announced last week that he intends to run yet again — for an eighth term.

Why? Our newly-elected president “is all over me to run again,” Hatch told a Salt Lake City television station. “My leadership in the Republican Senate are all over me to run again,” he further explained. “The House leadership, some of those want me to run again.”

But what about the people of Utah? Shouldn’t they be consulted? Well, they were — but not by the senator. A poll this past January found that 78 percent of Utahans “definitely” or “probably” do not want Hatch to seek re-election — with 58 percent in the “definitely” camp.

Hatch’s bid for an eighth term is an endorsement of term limits,” argued Richard Davis, a political science professor at Brigham Young University, in an op-ed in the Deseret News.

For many years, I opposed term limits because I felt legislators needed the time to gain knowledge and handle the long-standing bureaucracy and the power of interest groups,” Davis wrote. “However, I have concluded that such knowledge can be gained relatively quickly and would become more effective if there were not highly senior politicians, like Hatch, who dominate a legislative body for many years.”

In 1976, Hatch challenged and defeated incumbent Democrat Frank Moss using the line: “What do you call a Senator who’s served in office for 18 years? You call him home.”

Today, having spent over 40 years in power, Hatch only wants more. And, having spent more than half his life in the nation’s capital, he calls Washington home.

Home to third-term U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin is the rural Second District of Oklahoma. His small-town district includes Atoka, Choctow, Haskell, Nowata and Okmulgee. The only city in the district of more than 20,000 people is Muskogee, where, as Merle Haggard famously sang, folks “like livin’ right, and bein’ free.”

These proud Okies also believe that their Representative in Congress is supposed to work for them. They’re the boss. They pay their congressman’s salary, after all.

But Rep. Markwayne Mullin begs to differ.

Well, er, let’s just say he differs. No begging involved.

At two recent town hall meetings, in Jay and Okemah, the former professional mixed martial arts fighter responded to comments that the people pay his salary and health insurance with a sort of verbal karate-chop.

You say you pay for me to do this. Bullcrap,” he aggressively retorted. “I pay for myself. I paid enough taxes before I got there and continue to through my company to pay my own salary. This is a service. No one here pays me to go.”

Mullin’s taxpayer-funded PR professional, Amy Lawrence, was nice enough to explain the prickly, arrogant ranting of her boss, noting that, “Like all business owners, Congressman Mullin pays his taxes, which contribute to congressional salaries.”

Which means, of course, that his constituents indeed do pay his salary, because — Earth to congressman — they also “contribute” their taxes. The fact that Rep. Mullin pays taxes, too, doesn’t alter that simple reality.

Or, as that song goes, speaking of altered reality, “We don’t smoke marijuana in Muskogee/ We don’t take no trips on LSD.”

Furthermore, though Mullin claims being a member of Congress is not how he makes “his living,” he does, nonetheless, deposit into his bank account a not inconsequential $174,000 a year in congressional salary. That’s almost five times the median household income in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

But remember: the bennies for a member of Congress don’t stop with high pay. Mr. Mullin receives both a lucrative pension and lavish health insurance — the latter of which, adding insult to injury, flouts the Obamacare law that Congressional Republicans have proven unable to repeal and replace.

After Congressman Mullin’s “bullcrap” comments went viral, a town hall set for Tahlequah was abruptly canceled . . . for security reasons.

There’s no place like home.

North Carolina Secretary of State Certifying Illegal Immigrants As Notaries Public

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State law requires that notaries be legal residents of the United States.

By: Blake Stephens

In 2012 President Obama issued an executive order allowing certain illegal immigrants to avoid deportation, under specific conditions and requirements. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program gives eligible illegal immigrants renewable two-year work permits, but does not give them legal status or a route to citizenship.

Despite this, North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall is actively certifying illegal immigrants under the DACA program who have employment authorization cards as notaries public, the North State Journal reported.

According to the National Notary Association, to be come a notary one must be at least 18 years of age and be a legal resident of the state with no criminal record, with most states requiring applicants to be fluent in English.

North Carolina law requires that notaries be legal residents of the United States; speak, read and write the English language; and complete a six-hour course.

As a result, Marshall, who is a Democrat, and the North Carolina government may be in violation of state law.

The National Notary Association defines a notary public as “an official of integrity appointed by state government to serve the public as an impartial witness in performing a variety of official fraud-deterrent acts related to the signing of important documents.”

According to the association, a notary’s duty is “to screen the signers of important documents — such as property deeds, wills and powers of attorney — for their true identity, their willingness to sign without duress or intimidation, and their awareness of the contents of the document or transaction.”

The North State Journal reported that Marshall and her staff have been using employment authorization cards in place of green cards in order to allow the DACA immigrants to be certified.

In the Journal’s investigation, an anonymous journalist went to a travel agency where a DACA immigrant was working as a notary to inquire about the process she went through to become certified.

For confirmation, he asked her if she was a citizen, to which she answered no, and said that she had answered no on the application.

The journalist replied, “OK, and then you sent them something like a green card or something?”

The notary answered, “Yeah, I showed them my — it’s like a work authorization.”

The journalist asked to see the card, and she responded that she didn’t have it with her.

She said it was at home with her passport. However, she did have her driver’s license, a special issue for DACA immigrants.

The notary recapped by saying, “I put ‘no’ [not a citizen] on there, and then I just showed them my card, my work authorization card, and they said that was fine.”

So she knew you were DACA and she said we need the card and that would be OK?” asked the journalist.

Yes,” she replied.

The journalist then called the notary public section of the North Carolina secretary of state’s office and asked an unidentified staffer whether the requirement to be a legal resident could be fulfilled by the DACA work permit.

The staffer replied, “Yes, you would just send us a copy of [the DACA work authorization], a front and back copy.”

In a follow-up with George Jeter, Marshall’s director of communications, he told the journalist that state officials believe their actions to be legal and that a noncitizen could in fact become a notary, referring to the Supreme Court ruling in Bernal v. Fainter.

You can become a notary even if you are not a citizen,” Jeter said.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on that very topic,” he continued. “That would be Bernal v. Fainter, and Fainter was the secretary of state in Texas, and they definitively said that as long as you’re a legal resident and you meet, basically, the morals part of that stuff, you can be a notary.”

In that case, the court struck down a Texas law requiring a notary to be a citizen, arguing that it violated the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.

The North Carolina officials believe the DACA policy documents authorize employment based on the premise that the DACA immigrants are living in the country legally.

However, this rationale doesn’t line up with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s mandates on DACA immigrants.

The department’s website specifies the limitations of DACA in regard to legal status.

Deferred action does not provide an individual with lawful permanent resident status or any legal status in the United States. It confers no legal immigration status, nor a pathway to citizenship. Only Congress, acting through its legislative authority, can confer these benefits. It remains for the executive branch, however, to set forth policy for the exercise of prosecutorial discretion within the framework of the existing law.

A clearer breakdown of this concept was stated by Melissa Crow, director of the Legal Action Center at the American Immigration Council, who wrote on behalf of the Supreme Court on SCOTUSblog.

An individual with deferred action is by definition lawfully present in the United States,” Crow wrote. “But just because someone is lawfully present does not mean that he or she has a lawful immigration status — a term of art that refers to being in the United States in a specific immigrant or non-immigrant visa classification and complying with its terms. As the government explained in its petition for certiorari, ‘lawful presence’ is merely a reflection of its decision to grant a favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion.”

Based on these findings, there appears to be a disparity between what federal and state law permits and what Marshall and her office are allowing in terms of DACA immigrants being certified as notaries.

Further investigations may still come. In the meantime, Marshall is running for re-election as secretary of state, an office she has held since 1997.

Real Science Must Guide Policy

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By: Paul Driessen

Real Science Must Guide Policy

Obama signed it for the USA; the Senate never ratified the decision. And the US reduced its CO2 emissions by 12.5 percent since 2007, while Europe’s carbon dioxide emissions rose 0.7 percent in one year, 2014-2015. 

Britain is looking into rescinding some 2020 clean energy targets and using more coal and natural gas. EU nations are realizing that overpriced, unreliable wind and solar power is hammering families and killing their jobs and economies. Virtually all the developing nations that signed onto the Paris (non)treaty did so because they were promised trillions of dollars in climate “adaptation, mitigation and reparation” money.

That brings us to another April anniversary: the 1815 eruption of Indonesia’s Mt. Tambora. This monumental volcanic explosion blew an inconceivable 4,650 feet off the volcano; sent 36 cubic miles of ash, rock, sulfur and other gases into the atmosphere; triggered tsunamis that killed over 10,000 people; and caused serious climate changes and crop failures that killed 80,000 more over the following year.

We may be about to witness another volcanic explosion. Under the Paris insanity, developed nations are expected to de-carbonize, de-industrialize and curb their growth – while sending $100 billion per year to ruling elites in developing countries that are not required to trim fossil fuel use or GHG emissions.

It cannot and will not happen. In fact, industrialized nations are already reneging on their pledges, refusing to contribute to the Green Climate Fund, or recasting current foreign aid as Paris climate money. China, India, Brazil and poor countries are outraged. They want new money, more money – or else they will walk away from their commitments, and the Paris house of cards will collapse. It should collapse.

Billions of people are still energy-deprived, impoverished, diseor countries get the same energy, technologies and opportunities we have – so that they ased and starving. Millions are dying needlessly every year. Faulty, authoritarian climate and “sustainability” claims are being use to perpetuate these travesties. It’s time to help pocan take their rightful places among Earth’s healthy and prosperous people.

When U.S. Airstrikes Could Have Destroyed a Terrorist Regime, Freed a Nation and Altered History—The Bay of Pigs

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By: Humberto Fontova

When U.S. Airstrikes Could Have Destroyed a Terrorist Regime, Freed a Nation and Altered History—The Bay of Pigs

Where are the planes?!” kept crackling over U.S. Navy radios exactly 56 years ago this week. The U.S. Naval armada (22 ships including the Carrier Essex loaded with deadly Skyhawk jets.) was sitting 16 miles off the southern Cuban coast near an inlet known as Bahia de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs). The question — bellowed between blasts from a Soviet artillery and tank barrage landing around him — came from commander, Jose San Roman.

Send planes or we can’t last!” San Roman kept pleading to the very fleet that escorted his men to the beachhead (and sat much closer to them than the U.S. destroyers Porter and Ross sat to the Syrian coast this week.) Meanwhile the Soviet artillery barrage intensified, the Soviet T-34 and Stalin tanks closed in, and San Roman’s casualties piled up.

By that date the terrorists who ran (and still run) Cuba had been operating terror-training camps for two years, had kidnapped, tortured and murdered dozens of American (to say nothing of tens of thousands of Cubans.) A year later they wantonly brought Western civilization a whisker from nuclear destruction. If foreign terrorists ever merited a MOAB, it was these– based 90 miles from U.S. shores.

Crazed by hunger and thirst the Cuban freedom-fighters had been shooting and reloading without sleep for three days. Many were hallucinating. By then many suspected they’d been abandoned by the Knights of Camelot.

That’s when Castro’s Soviet Howitzers opened up again, huge 122 mm ones, four batteries’ worth. They pounded 2,000 rounds into the freedom-fighters over a four-hour period. “It sounded like the end of the world,” one recalled later to your humble servant here.

Rommel’s crack Afrika Corps broke and ran under a similar bombardment,” wrote Haynes Johnson in his book, the Bay of Pigs. By that time the invaders were dazed, delirious with fatigue, thirst and hunger, too deafened by the bombardment to even hear orders. But these men were in no mood to emulate Rommel’s crack Afrika Corps by retreating. Instead they were fortified by a resolve no conquering troops could ever call upon–the burning duty to free their nation from Castroism….

They were mostly civilian volunteers known as La Brigada 2506, an almost precise cross-section of Cuban society of the time. The Brigada included men from every social strata and race in Cuba — from sugar cane planters to sugar cane cutters, from aristocrats to their chauffeurs. But mostly, the folks in between, as befit a nation with a larger middle class than most of Europe.

Short on battle experience, yes, but they fairly burst with what Napoleon and Patton valued most in a soldier: morale. No navel-gazing about “why they hate us” or the merits of “regime change” for them. They’d seen Castroism point-blank.

Their goals were crystal-clear: firing-squads silenced, families reunited, tens of thousands freed from prisons, torture chambers and concentration camps. We see it on the History Channel after our GIs took places like Manila and Munich.

Well, in 1961 newsreels could have captured such scenes without crossing oceans. When those Cuban freedom-fighters hit the beach at the Bay of Pigs, one of every 18 Cubans suffered in Castro Gulag. Mass graves dotted the Cuban countryside, piled with hundreds who’d crumpled in front of Castro and Che Guevara’s firing squads. Most of the invaders had loved-ones among the above. Modern history records few soldiers with the burning morale of the Bay of Pigs freedom fighters.

Camelot’s criminal idiocy of cancelling airstrikes made the Brigada’s lumbering B-26s easy prey for Castro’s jets and fast Sea-Furies — and the troops and supplies below them were even easier prey. It was a turkey shoot for the Castroites.

This finally brought Adm. Arleigh Burke of the Joints Chief of Staff, who was receiving the battlefield pleas, to the brink of mutiny. The fighting admiral was livid. They say his face was beet red and his facial veins popping as he faced down his commander-in-chief that fateful night of April 18, 1961. “Mr. President, TWO planes from the Essex!” that’s all those Cuban boys need, Mr. President. Let me order…!”

JFK was in white tails and a bow tie that evening, having just emerged from an elegant social gathering. “Burke,” he replied. “We can’t get involved in this.”

WE put those Cuban boys there, Mr. President!” The fighting admiral exploded. “By God, we ARE involved!”

Admiral Burke’s pleas also proved futile. But the betrayal was too much for the Cuban freedom-fighters’ enraged and heartsick American trainers at the base in Nicaragua. These American airmen had closely bonded with their Cuban band-of-freedom-fighting brothers. “Their fight our our fight,” later related Lieut Col. Joe Shannon. “We were in this thing together.”

So four of the American airmen suited up, gunned the engines and joined the fight—but in the  lumbering B-26 bombers the Brigada had been issued. These enraged and valiant pilots weren’t pampered Ivy Leaguers. They were Alabama Air Guard officers, men with archaic notions of loyalty and honor. They had watched the decimation of the freedom-fighter pilots. They knew the odds. They went anyway.

All four died on that first mission. All four (Pete Ray, Riley Shamburger, Leo Barker, and Wade Grey) have their names in a place of honor alongside their fallen Cuban freedom-fighting comrades on The Bay of Pigs Memorial, plus streets named after them in Miami’s Little Havana, plus their crosses at Miami’s Cuban Memorial cemetery.

When Doug MacArthur waded ashore on Leyte, he grabbed a radio: “People of the Philippines: I have returned, “he declared in a strong but shaking voice. “By the grace of Almighty God our forces stand again on Philippine soil — soil consecrated in the blood of our two peoples.”

Cuban soil was similarly consecrated.

The freedom-fighters’ spent ammo and lack of air cover inevitably forced a retreat. Castro’s jets and Sea Furies were roaming overhead at will and tens of thousands of his Soviet-led and armed troops and armor were closing in. The Castro planes now concentrated on strafing the helpless, ammo-less freedom-fighters.

Can’t continue,” crackled over the navy radio handled by CIA trainer Grayston Lynch. It was Lynch’s friend San Roman again. “Have nothing left to fight with …out of ammo…Russian tanks in view….destroying my equipment.”

Tears flooded my eyes,” wrote multi-decorated WWII and Korea hero Grayston Lynch. “For the first time in my 37 years I was ashamed of my country.”

When the smoke cleared and their ammo had been expended to the very last bullet, when a hundred of them lay dead and hundreds more wounded, after three days of relentless battle, barely 1,400 of them—without air support (from the U.S. Carriers just offshore) and without a single supporting shot by naval artillery (from U.S. cruisers and destroyers poised just offshore)—had squared off against 21,000 Castro troops, his entire air force and squadrons of Soviet tanks. The Cuban freedom-fighters inflicted over 3000 casualties on their Soviet-armed and led enemies. This feat of arms still amazes professional military men. 

They fought magnificently and were not defeated,” stressed Marine Col. Jack Hawkins a multi-decorated WWII and Korea vet who helped train them. “They were abandoned on the beach without the supplies and support promised by their sponsor, the Government of the United States.”

PBS: ‘Learning’ to Love Suicide Bombers?

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By: Brent Bozell

PBS: 'Learning' to Love Suicide Bombers?

On April 5, The New York Times published an op-ed by retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal headlined “Save PBS. It Makes Us Safer.” McChrystal now runs a big lobbying firm, so that may be why he cares so much — he’s a gun for hire.

So how does the general think PBS makes us safer? And from what are we safer? The answer: commercialism. Parents like his son and daughter-in-law “are busy in the morning and busy at night,” he says. “They want to protect their children from over-commercialized content.”

This argument is bizarre — actually, let’s call it what it is: disingenuous — at a time when “Sesame Street,” which was used to illustrate this article online, of course, is now an HBO property.

“Sesame Street” is the embodiment of the need for public funding? This is nonsense. Big Bird generates a fortune in the private sector. When you search “Sesame Street” under “all departments” on the Amazon website, it produces 39,276 results.

McChrystal concluded that the people defunding PBS are waging a war on civil society, asking, “Why then would we degrade or destroy an institution that binds us together?”

Some lobbyists will say anything. We hope he’s well-compensated for writing those words. He’s also featured in a video made by the lobbying group America’s Public Television Stations claiming that public media “gets to the center” and is the “adult in the room” of the news business.

So what is it that binds us together anyway? Justin Haskins reports at TheBlaze that the PBS LearningMedia website has a lesson plan for grades nine through 12 titled “Dying to be a Martyr.” The lesson “investigates conflict in the Middle East using interviews with young would-be suicide bombers.” Video interviews shown in the class were done in 2004.

First, there’s 18-year-old Mohanned Abu Tayyoun, a Palestinian “who entered Israel carrying a bag of explosives with the intention of carrying out a suicide bombing.” But he wavered and “returned home without carrying out the mission.”

Tayyoun is interviewed from a jail cell in Israel about why he wanted to be a suicide bomber. He said: “Martyrdom leads us to God. I don’t want this life. When you become a martyr, your prize for carrying out the operation is going to heaven. … We Palestinians prefer to die, just kill ourselves, rather than live this worthless life. Our life’s worthless. We are hollow bodies living a pointless life. Israelis enjoy their life. They go out at night. They have cafes and nightclubs. They travel all over the world. They go to America and Britain. We can’t even leave Palestine.”

Teachers are told: “Check for understanding by asking students to respond to the focus question. (Mohanned feels he would rather die and by a martyr than live his life, sees his life as hollow — in contrast he sees Israelis as happy, going out, having fun, traveling.) Ask your students why Mohanned may feel that way.”

In other words, feel his pain. We’d rather ask why PBS feels it can abuse the American taxpayer this way.

There’s more. Students watch 25-year-old Majdi Amer, who built a bomb and prepared a suicide bomber for a bus attack in Haifa, Israel, “that killed 17 people and wounded 50” in March 2003.

Amer is asked why he believes it’s acceptable to kill women and children. He says: “If the Israelis kill a child in Gaza, I’m ready to kill one in Tel Aviv. If they destroy houses in Gaza, I’ll do it in Tel Aviv. If they give me security in my land, then there’s no problem.”

Teachers are then tasked to explore “how Majdi and Mohanned’s opinions differ from one another, even though they are both Palestinians involved in suicide bombing plots.” The lesson planners at PBS have no instructions to denounce suicide bombing or radical Islam. None.

The website lists JPMorgan Chase and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as the funders. That means you are paying for this.

Dear General McChrystal: PBS isn’t “making us safer” by promoting suicide bombers like the ones that killed your soldiers in Afghanistan.

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Academia Is Our Enemy So We Should Help It Commit Suicide

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By: Kurt Schlicter

Academia Is Our Enemy So We Should Help It Commit Suicide

If Animal House were to be rebooted today, Bluto – who would probably be updated into a differently–abled trans being of heft – might ask, “See if you can guess what am I now?” before expelling a whole mass of pus-like root vegetable on the WASPrivileged villains and announcing, “I’m a university – get it?”

At least popping a zit gets rid of the infection and promotes healing. But today, the higher education racket festers on the rear end of our culture, a painful, useless carbuncle of intellectual fraud, moral bankruptcy, and pernicious liberal fascism that impoverishes the young while it subsidizes a bunch of old pinkos who can’t hack it at Real World U.

At least literal boils don’t diss you while demanding you give them free money. We’re expected to shut up and write checks while the universitools ruin our culture. Luckily, due to the happy coincidence of a conservative federal government, technological advances, and the college industrial complex’s inexplicable death wish, we normals now have a chance to lance the boil that is 21stCentury academia.

The purpose of universities long ago stopped being education, yet Big Edu and its liberal supporters keep pushing the lie that the only way to prepare young Americans for the future is to tie an anchor around their necks. America’s student loan debt now totals a staggering $1.4 trillion carried by 44 million Americans, and 2016 grads are weighed down with an average $37,712 each. And what do they get for it? Nothing but four years older and considerably dumber. Record numbers are using their degrees in Papuan Feminist Literature and Genderfluid Break Dance Therapy as gateway credentials into the exciting field of brewing caffeinated beverages for grown-ups who didn’t still live on the futon in their mom’s spare bedroom at age 33.

A house, a family, and a future that involves either dignity or success – these are things walking out into society with a meaningless piece of paper and nearly forty grand in debt prevent. But hey – the important thing is that we continue to subsidize one of the Democrats’ key constituencies and its prime breeding ground for the social dysfunction and soft-handed tyranny that are the hallmarks of progressivism. Too bad if it ruins the lives of the young suckers whose parents pushed them onto the conveyor belt that annually pumps out another crop of credentialed indentured servants.

But even sucking the lifeblood out of Millennials is not enough to feed the greedy academic beast. The bright new idea – one embraced by that commie from New England, that other commie from New England who tricked her college into thinking she was an Indian, and that firewater aficionado who lost the election – is “free college.” Let’s set aside the fact that community college exists to give everyone the opportunity to get some higher education; today, it’s job is to occupy high school students for a few extra years by intermittently teaching them the things the incompetence of unionized teachers ensured they didn’t learn in public high schools. The “free college” idea offers those of us who have already paid for our own education the opportunity to pony up for someone else’s. As the grade-inflated bastions of higher learning say to pretty much anyone who hands them a check and keeps his mouth shut about liking America, “Pass.”

If traditional colleges performed some meaningful function that only they could perform, then there might be a rationale for them in the 21st Century. But there’s not. What do four-year colleges do today?

Well, they cater to weenies who feel “unsafe” that Mike Pence is speaking to their graduates. Seventy-some years ago, young people that age were feeling unsafe because the Wehrmacht was trying to kill them on Omaha Beach.

At our nation’s most prestigious university, students are emotionally incapacitated by the fact that other Americans elected someone they dislike. Their reaction is to form a “resistance” that they refer to as “Dumbledore’s Army.” What a bunch of wand-stroking. But there is one good thing about this mortifying childishness – perhaps now, when you meet a grad, he, she, or xe will hesitate for a couple minutes before telling you it went to Harvard.

And in their quest to ensure their students’ perpetual unemployment, colleges are now teaching that punctuality is a social construct. Somewhere, a Starbucks manager is going to hear from Kaden the Barista that, “I like, totally couldn’t get here for my shift on time because, like intersectionality of my experience as a person of Scandinavianism and stuff. I feel unsafe because of your racist vikingaphobia and tardiness-shaming.”

Academia is pricing itself out of reach even as the antics of its inhabitants annoy and provoke those of us whose taxes already pick up a big chunk of the bill even without the “free college” okie-doke. This is where the fortuitous coincidence of two phenomena collide to give us an opportunity to fix our problem. We’re woke to the scam, and we now have a federal government dominated by conservatives that can use the law and the power of the purse to tame the beast. As the same time, technology that will allow no-frills learning is improving every day. What we must do is pass popular laws that make colleges accountable to taxpayers and students, including by shifting some of the student loan risk onto them. We must also protect that whole wacky freedom thing – colleges can always give up all federal funds if they, say, want to force college Christian clubs to accept atheist members. And yeah – that’s a thing.

At the same time, we can use the law to help facilitate the transition away from the current centralized campus with a bloated administration and faculty/four-year booze cruise model. Laws can mandate and regularize credentialing for technology-based learning to help make non-traditional programs a viable and accepted alternative to a traditional degree. Right now, college is less about learning than about creating a cultural signifier – someone who went to college is “one of us.” But that snobby luxury can’t endure when tuition becomes unaffordable for everyone but ultra-rich folks willing to pony up for their spawn’s sojourn on campus. And it’s unnecessary. To the extent college teaches hard skills – I learned how to beer bong like a boss – students can go on-line at a fraction of the cost to get the specific education they need, without spending time and money on nonsense they don’t. Oppression Studies requirements, I’m looking at you.

The quarter million dollar academic vacation model is economically unsustainable and poisonous to our culture. The world of Animal House was a lot more fun when it didn’t mean preemptive bankruptcy for its graduates and the fostering of a tyrannical training ground for future libfascists. It’s time to get all Bluto on the obsolete boil that is academia; time to give it a squeeze.