White Supremacists, foreign and domestic, are a terrorist threat…

The Fake President and his governing Republican Party don’t think so!

Click to enlargeThis was in Georgia, 2018

Rep. Max Rose (D-N.Y.) and former FBI agent Ali Soufan warned on Tuesday that U.S. law enforcement has not kept pace with the threat posed by international white supremacist extremism in an op-ed published in The New York Times.

The two claimed that the enemy the United States currently faces is white supremacy and that these kinds of groups are organizing in ways similar to jihadist organizations in the past…

Soufan and Rose, a U.S. Army veteran, cited global organizations such as the American militant group The Base, the Scandinavia-based Nordic Resistance Movement and the Ukrainian Azov Battalion, all of which have allegedly threatened or targeted both men.

Rose and Soufan said these groups are interconnected, prompting individuals in different countries — such as the Australian man accused of killing 51 people at two New Zealand mosques last year — to commit acts of violence…

The problem, the lawmaker and former FBI agent asserted, is that the U.S. government has yet to designate these groups as foreign terrorist organizations, thus prohibiting law enforcement’s efforts to curb the threat the groups represent.

Terrorism is terrorism, however its perpetrators justify it inside their twisted minds. If these peddlers of hate hoped to silence us by attacking us online, they have failed. They’ve only hardened our resolve,” the op-ed concluded.

Not that there’s anything new or surprising about racism in the GOUSA. That includes terrorist acts of violence and murder. The question to be resolved is will the American electorate do anything about it?

Trump pressed the Ukrainian president to investigate Biden’s son

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❝ Donald Trump pressed the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate Joe Biden, multiple reports say, as Democrats condemned what they saw as a clear effort to damage a political rival.

It was the latest revelation tied to an explosive whistleblower complaint that sparked a showdown between congressional Democrats and the Trump administration. Trump officials have refused to turn over the complaint by a national security official or even describe its contents.

❝ Trump spoke to the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, on 25 July, about two weeks before the complaint was filed. On Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Trump repeatedly pressured Zelensky to investigate Biden’s son, Hunter. In the July phone call, Trump urged Zelensky about eight times to work with Giuliani on the investigation, the Journal said…

❝ Serhii Leshchenko, an investigative journalist and former MP who advised Zelensky on foreign policy during the campaign, said: “There is nothing it could be besides this Biden stuff. It’s clear what they were talking about.”

He cited a Ukrainian readout of the 25 July phone call between the two leaders: “Donald Trump is convinced that the new Ukrainian government will be able to quickly improve image of Ukraine, complete investigation of corruption cases, which inhibited the interaction between Ukraine and the USA.”

Trump’s criminal behavior, his lies and deceit, are overlooked persistently, constantly, by his so-called base. The pejorative meaning of “base” obviously applies since his loyal followers don’t give a damn about the Fake President’s absence of ethics or principle.

Leshchenko also did an opinion piece published by the Washington POST behind a paywall. Which is why I referenced the GUARDIAN’s article for easier access.

Oh, good. You found our missing military command post.

Wow – we could sell these to FEMA

The French army top-brass were left red-faced when after a mobile command post worth 600,000 euros complete with military computers, was stolen…

The modular command post system, which resembles a cargo container, was discovered during the search of a warehouse in Bobigny, northeast of Paris, that had been rented by a man suspected of fraud…

The army noticed the command post was missing from its Montlhery barracks south of Paris during an inventory on July 18. Investigators suspect someone inside the barracks of involvement with the theft as the command unit can only be moved by a flatbed truck.

The Le Parisien newspaper reported the command post was supposed to have been sent to the Ivory Coast, where former colonial ruler France has a large military presence supporting a United Nations peacekeeping mission.

A 46-year-old Ivorian national and another suspect have been arrested and another two other suspects are being investigated, the local magistrate said.

Heartwarming to learn that military services outside the United States have traditions comparable to Sergeant Bilko. And it’s just as easy to steal from the French Army as it is from Uncle Sugar.

Kyrgyzstan cites murder, payback in closing U.S. base

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Kyrgyzstan’s government said Friday that financial concerns and the killing of a citizen are among the reasons the country will close a U.S. base that has been a key operations point for U.S. efforts in Afghanistan.

Kyrgyzstan President Kurmanbek Bakiyev announced Tuesday that “all due procedures” were being initiated to close the base. He made the announcement at a news conference in Moscow after reports of a multimillion-dollar aid package from Russia.

Aibek Sultangaziev, spokesman for Prime Minister Igor Chudinov, said Friday that his government feels that the U.S. base has accomplished its mission of helping Afghans install their new government. He added that his country is upset that the case involving a U.S. serviceman who shot and killed a Kyrgyzstan citizen has not been resolved.

Sultangaziev said the government also believes that the United States is not paying as much as it should for the base and has concerns about ecological problems resulting from the base…

General Peraeus said the prime minister had asked him about the killing at the base, “and I noted that the investigation into that case has been reopened and that I would brief him when the findings and actions are complete.”

The incident took place in December 2006. The U.S. airman was transferred out of Kyrgyzstan, and the dead man’s family was offered compensation.

I’ve been following the twists and turns of this all week long. At first, it was obvious that Pentagon types didn’t take this seriously at all. I guess they figured the Kyrgyzstan government was just trying to hold them up for a few dollars more.

Over the week, we got down to declarations that nothing could change their decision – and I think an important part of it was the fact that whatever government we have in charge of Washington, no one in the U.S. was interested in dealing with “furriners” murdered by our visiting troops.

Ugly Americans can be liberals as well as conservative, Democrats as well as Republicans.