Monday, November 21, 2016

McCain To Trump: I’ll Take You To Court If You Start Waterboarding Terror Suspects Again
President-elect Donald J. Trump made no attempt to hide that fact that he would not hesitate to deploy waterboarding techniques suspected terrorists during interrogation. That point was made clear in December of 2015 at a rally in Columbus, Ohio.

"Would I approve waterboarding? You bet your ass I would — in a heartbeat. And I would approve more than that. Don't kid yourself, folks. It works, okay? It works. Only a stupid person would say it doesn't work,” he said.

The method, which simulates drowning, has been criticized as a form of torture. The enhanced interrogation method was used by the Bush administration, much to the ire of liberal Democrats. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who was subject to torture while held captive by the North Vietnamese, vehemently opposes the method and said that he would bring the Trump administration into court to stop them if the program is reinstated. He made the warning at the Halifax International Security Forum (via Talking Points Memo):

Trump Hallmark – Sound Cabinet Choices
Consider the President-elect’s selections to date. Vice President Mike Pence is a rock-solid, tested, proven national leader. The press says little of him, because he is principled, no-nonsense, dispassionate, hard worker. We need more of those in government. Pence was in Congress, was a thoughtful Governor, and will be a credit to America as our Vice President.

Ditto, high quality and record attend the 21 named, potential US Supreme Court nominees. While we can look forward to Reid-like “oppose everything” reactions, a more dispassionate expectation is Democrats affirming the dignity, respect, intellectual honesty, professionalism and work ethic of these prospective nominees, even if they do not agree with all rulings. What matters is sound judgment, and these jurists possess it. That reflects well on the President-elect.
Three Pakistani Muslims apprehended in U.S. at Arizona border

By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch

“We see, for example, how quickly those among us with the status of a stranger, an immigrant, or a refugee, become a threat, take on the status of an enemy. An enemy because they come from a distant country or have different customs. An enemy because of the color of their skin, their language or […]

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Bolton Warns of Risky International Period For U.S. Ahead of Trump Inauguratin
By Brian Freeman / NEWSMAx

Veteran diplomat John Bolton warned that in the period before Donald Trump's inauguration, the United States is at risk of being taken "advantage of" by adversaries looking to avoid dealing with Trump.

Speaking to John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” Sunday radio show on AM 970 in New York, Bolton, the former UN Ambassador, said that he is “particularly worried about what [Obama] might do with respect to Israel and the United Nations. There’s a lot of speculation … about resolutions that recognize a Palestinian state or that try to set a boundary for Israel based on the 1967 cease-fire lines. I think it would be very inadvisable for the president to do that.”

Bolton conceded that there is a certain amount of anxiety in the international community, since Trump’s victory was unexpected. His actual policies are also unknown.
Bolton said “international diplomats… don’t like uncertainty, they’re concerned about change, they prefer what they know even if what they know isn’t necessarily entirely to their liking, but… there is a very rapid process around the world of people getting used to a Trump administration.”

But Bolton emphasized that “everybody should be reassured by [Trump’s transition] process to date and that he’ll be ready to hit the ground running when he takes the oath of office.
Only 18 out of 57 Muslim Nations Sign UN Coalition to Fight ISIS
ISIS-Threat-to-USAClearly a majority of Muslim nations do not want to fight against terror. On the contrary, they support jihad armies — in accordance with the jihadiic doctrine. “Soon shall we cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers.”

The lip service that Muslim countries pay to Western elites is merely taqiyya.

The Quran’s Verses of Violence – The Religion of Peace

Anger as less than A THIRD of Muslim nations sign up to coalition against ISIS
A TOP British official has taken aim at some Muslim nations during a meeting at the United Nations this week, slamming them for not clamping down on extremism.

By Siobhan McFadyen, Express UK, Nov 18, 2016  (thanks to Muslim Statistics)

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