Trust

Remember how President Trump rocked the boat at NATO in July of 2018, and then held a summit with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki?  And how Dems, Nevers and Talking Snake Media all went nuts when President Trump took Putin at his word, instead of repeating the blather from U.S. intelligence agency professionals ?

At the time, we said at Happy Warriors that we liked Trump’s performance, and we only wished he had been more aggressive.   In the Helsinki joint press conference, President Trump was challenged about did he trust the American intelligence community.   We said at the time that we wished he had said:... [Read More]

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This Week’s Book Review – Gray Day

I write a weekly book review for the Daily News of Galveston County. (It is not the biggest daily newspaper in Texas, but it is the oldest.) My review normally appears Wednesdays. When it appears, I post the review here on the following Sunday.... [Read More]

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Saturday Night Science: The Taking of K-129

 

“The Taking of K-129” by Josh DeanOn February 24, 1968, Soviet Golf class submarine K-129 sailed from its base in Petropavlovsk for a routine patrol in the Pacific Ocean. These ballistic missile submarines were, at the time, a key part of the Soviet nuclear deterrent. Each carried three SS-N-5 missiles armed with one 800 kiloton nuclear warhead per missile. This was an intermediate range missile which could hit targets inside an enemy country if the submarine approached sufficiently close to the coast. For defence and attacking other ships, Golf class submarines carried two torpedoes with nuclear warheads as well as conventional high explosive warhead torpedoes.... [Read More]

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Torture Girl revealed

It is August and with all the usual blowhards taking vacation time, journalists have to recycle old stuff, brushing it up just a little so they can pretend that it is news.   I heard an episode of “The World” on NPR that made the usual reckless allegations.   “The World” is a Public Radio International show, produced in partnership with the BBC.   It is tailored for the American NPR audience, so it is thoroughly Leftist and anti-American.

Their most recent was a rehash of the allegations of torture and war crimes on the part of Gina Haspel, President Trump’s head of the CIA.   The allegations are old and stem from a three-month period in  when she was running a CIA black site in Thailand and where an al-Qaeda bad guy was waterboarded.... [Read More]

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Torture Girl

The Senate confirmed a new director for the CIA, to replace Mike Pompeo who narrowly won confirmation to become the new Secretary of State.  The new Director is Gina Haspel.  Democrats made a lot of noise about her, saying she was unfit because she “supervised torture” and destroyed records.

Those charges stem from three months in late 2002, when she briefly served as director of a CIA black site in Thailand that had custody of a handful of Al-Qaeda bad guys.  Some of them were subjected to “enhanced interrogation techniques.”   There were videos of some of these interrogations, which, after consultation with Dep’t. of Justice legal advisors, she had destroyed.... [Read More]

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