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Richard Pipes, R.I.P.

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You may know Richard Pipes as the father of Daniel Pipes who, as president of The Middle East Forum, is performing a similar contribution on the resurgent forces of jihad,  that his father did on Russia.    The father played a large part  in turning  the United States away from a strategy of accepting Soviet dominance of Eastern Europe and its role as champion of global communism.   Of course,  that is but one reason why the leftist foreign-policy establishment loathed him.

I generally have little regard for scholars who hang their professorial hats at Harvard, but Richard Pipes was an exception.  If only Hrvard and the other Ivy League colleges had a full complement of professors as clear-eyed and wise as Dr. Pipes!

 

 

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Written by timeforthorns

May 19, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Ain’t he sweet…

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Rep. Adam Schiff has been in front of network cameras for over a year now,  shrieking “Russia! Russia! Russia! Trump! Trump! Trump!”,  and proclaiming at the top of his lungs that there was a raging fire of Trump collusion with Russia and he knew all about it.

Now that the collusion seems to have been all on the part of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama,  he seems quite desperate for the public to be prevented from seeing the four-page memo which apparently details who, what,  when and where.   He is referring to it  as a set  of Republican talking points,  but if it were merely that he wouldn’t have stopped leaking everything he could lay his hands on to proclaim there was nothing to see.   In fact,  given his history of sieve-like behavior,  it is astonishing to realize that he has not leaked a word of the document.  The ultimate tell is that he is claiming that We the People are just  too stupid  to understand the  memo.

The funny thing is that he seems as oblivious as Hillary was, having just gratuitously insulted the American electorate.   But I forget  — he depends on the votes of illegal aliens because he is a Democrat,  a progressive,  and he represents California,  which has basically declared itself a sanctuary state,  and why not since it has chased all its middle class taxpayers off and is now a poor state.   If you tallied up all its debts honestly,  the state would be totally bankrupt financially,  having long been bankrupted morally and ethically.

Get on the phone to your Congress critters and demand they get the memo on FISA violations released.  It is well past time that the crooks in the Swamp be named and held to account.

 

Written by timeforthorns

January 22, 2018 at 3:50 pm

Robocop of the seas…

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Russia has unveiled its new  Pantsir-ME,  a ship-borne version of the Pantsir-S  missile system  which could be installed on Russia’s next generation warships.

The semi-autonomous,  smart system can operate in foul weather,  firing missiles with independently targeted warheads which explode,  destroying their target with a “cloud” of razor-sharp steel rods.

Meanwhile,  thanks to His Oneness and the Democrats,  our own military is plagued by aging equipment,  plus  over a billion  dollars of items which have mysteriously gone missing.

 

 

Written by timeforthorns

August 6, 2017 at 1:55 pm

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Just smoke, no fire…

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I could go on forever about the Russia nothing-burger that so absorbs the media and the Democrats, but this digitally  altered cartoon  from TerrellAftermath sums up my feelings on the subject perfectly.

Written by timeforthorns

July 23, 2017 at 6:38 pm

How humiliating….

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How embarrassing must it be that your  spy ship  has collided with another nation’s livestock transport vessel and then sinks?   And the Turkish coast guard has  to rescue  the Russian sailors from their sinking ship?

Do you worry that your military and intelligence services are  falling down on the job?

Written by timeforthorns

April 29, 2017 at 12:31 am

Russia goes whole hog…

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At least one sector of the Russian economy is doing well.   Since Putin has instituted a ban on the importation of pork,  hog farming   has exploded to such a point that pork is being exported.

Capitalism works when it’s allowed to,  even in Russia,  that bastion of bully communism,  though I can’t imagine why Putin imagines any nation in the West would have the balls to cut off Russia’s food supply.

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January 4, 2016 at 11:54 pm

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Russian propaganda corrected…

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Who knew the State Department possessed  a sense  of humor?   Too bad they are led by a second political hack in the Obama Administration…

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November 21, 2015 at 11:54 pm