Monday, September 23, 2019

Op-ed: 
Newsworthy and News Not 
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

Last week saw some major breaking news both on the national and international fronts...one a news story the media loves diverting our attention with, and the other a news story that could escalate and cause trouble and ramifications for us all. But let's start with a bit of colorful diversion and get that out of the way.

Liars, liars, their pants are on fire as the Democrats are again focused on trying to impeach Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh out of fear that he'll be the deciding vote to overturn Roe v. Wade...it really all comes down to that.

A true "witch hunt" in every sense of the word based upon alludings of a past “supposed” victim...one Deborah Ramirez...but this time the newest “supposed” victim does not even remember being a victim at all. But if the uber liberal New York Times investigated, then deems something “happened,” and even wrote an article to that affect then what can it be but truth in journalism...ever so sarcastically said. And these newest allegations are based upon the book 'The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation,' a book co-written by New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, both unabashed Trump haters.

So what is that something that “supposedly happened?” The same old tired story that a then college-aged “supposedly” drunk Brett Kavanaugh exposed himself at a dorm party...exposed himself to the unnamed “supposed” victim who when her friends were interviewed for the book stated that the “supposed” victim does not remember anything like that ever having happened.

And so the man who has already gone through hell to clear his name regarding other such false accusations... Christine Blasey Ford ring a bell...apparently has to do it all over again after the New York Times, two Saturdays ago, published their above stated totally fake news story of yet additional “misconduct” on Kavanaugh's part while in college. And who exactly was the source of this latest allegation...none other than Washington D.C. Democrat attorney Max Stier, a fellow Yale classmate of Brett Kavanaugh's. And Stier, who has very close ties to known sexual predator Billy-Boy Clinton and his ever vile wife, Hillary, also has a long and highly contentious history with Justice Kavanaugh himself dating back to when they opposed each other during the height of the 1990's Whitewater investigation... an investigation that saw Brett Kavanaugh working for Independent Counsel Ken Starr and Max Stier working for the Clinton's...talk about opposing factions. 
 
In fact, Stier was also the attorney of record who defended Billy-Boy when Paula Jones accused him of exposing himself to her in his hotel room...a case that was settled to a tune of $850,000...no guilty verdict there, again sarcastically said. And Max Stier worked with David Kendall in defending Hillary against allegations of illegally handling classified information regarding said Whitewater case. 
 
And when The New York Times was called to task over this latest Kavanaugh hit piece they issued the following statement via an editor's note, An earlier version of this article, which was adapted from a forthcoming book, did not include one element of the book's account regarding an assertion by a Yale classmate that friends of Brett Kavanaugh pushed his penis into the hand of a female student at a drunken dorm party. The book reports that the female student declined to be interviewed and friends say that she does not recall the incident. That information has [now] been added to the article.” But this statement trying to pass itself off as an apology is anything but.

And to make this a true miscarriage of not only justice but truth, The New York Times is standing behind their maliciously fabricated false accusations leveled against Justice Kavanaugh. And the majority of House Democrats...and also those now jockeying to be their party's presidential nominee...continue to banter about talk of impeachment...a total waste of our taxpayer dollars because they know well that any talk of Kavanaugh's impeachment will die in the Senate. In fact, Senate investigators themselves stated within just days of the article coming out that the FBI has ended its investigation into “supposed” sexual misconduct accusations made against Brett Kavanaugh, finding no substance behind any of them. Even House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler has spoken words to the affect that he's not going to again seek impeachment proceedings against Justice Brett Kavanaugh as he feels the House has a more important job to do. 
 
So what is more important than Kavanaugh in Nadler's opinion? Simply, keeping the impeachment lynch mob mentality focused solely on President Doanld Trump. In fact, Nadler himself recently stated that, "In my personal opinion, impeachment is imperative not because he's going to be removed from office, the Senate won't do that, but because we have to vindicate the Constitution. We have to show that the kind of self-dealing enrichment that this president is engaged in...” and it continues on ad-nauseum. Impeaching President Trump remains Jerry Nadler's main focus, nevermind that there is absolutely no evidence of Trump having broken the law; nevermind that it's today's Democrat party alone who relishes in making a mockery of the Constitution every chance they get.

And once again it seems that Jerry Nadler and his fellow Democrats will do any and everything to get out of doing the “people's business”...the very job they were elected to do...or should I say they will do any and everything possible to help aid Deep State in imploding our country from within...with Justice Brett Kavanaugh being but highly sought after collateral damage in their never ending war against President Trump. 

These latest accusations against Justice Kavanaugh will surely in the end go nowhere...even uber liberal media pundit Joe Scarborough called the New York Times out for their shameful Kavanaugh smear piece. And it's truly sad that now thanks to this joke of a newspaper Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his family have to go through this nonsense yet again. And it's also quite sad that “We the People” are again being media diverted away from critical happenings in order to bear witness to the Kavanaugh witch hunt part two.

And on the same Saturday that Brett Kavanaugh was again being dragged through the political mud, pre-dawn drone attacks on two oil installations inside Saudi Arabia damaged key processing facilities at Abqaiq...facilities that process the majority of Saudi Arabia's crude oil output...as well as damaging the actual oil fields at Khurais. Now signaling a possible disruption in world oil supplies by the the world's top crude exporter, the Saudi's have been forced to reduce their daily oil production by about 5.7 million barrels which translates into roughly a 5% reduction in global daily oil production...a reduction that could see oil prices rising thus jeopardizing an already weakening global economy. 

And if the Saudi's aren't able to restore full production within a reasonably short period of time...but know that some facilities are already slowly coming back online and that Saudi Arabia's new energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, said it will restore lost oil production by the end of this month...some still fear Saudi Arabia's oil revenues itself could be hurt just when an initial public offering of the country’s national oil company, Aramco, is soon to be had.
 
 

However, again today as I write this, Saudi officials are now stating that the attack on the two Aramco installations had no impact on government revenues and that authorities were getting ready to list Aramco for public offering. In fact, Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said at a recent investor conference in Riyadh that, "In terms of revenues there's zero impact," adding that, "Aramco continues to supply the markets without interruption and therefore revenues should continue as they are." 
 
So with said drone attacks first being claimed to be the handiwork of Yemen’s Iranian backed Houthi rebels...an attack supposedly done in retaliation for a Saudi-UAE-led coalition intervening in Yemen's ongoing civil war...an attack the Houthi claim will see their targets "keep expanding"...or so says Houthi military spokesperson Yahya Sarea...the question that must be answered is how could this rag-tag militant group of so-called rebels possibly hit facilities more than 500 miles away unless they had Iranian tactical help or if the Houthi actually fired Iranian made drones...or both. 
 
Remember, Iran...who still denies culpability in the drone attack...is the country that uses proxy armies to not only fight their battles “locally” but also to avoid a direct confrontation with the U.S., and that it's Iran who always seems to be at the bottom of almost all of the Middle East unrest. So it's time to “take out Iran” no matter what the naysayers say for it's Iran...who is our ally Saudi Arabia's regional rival...Iran the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism...that remains the number one destabilizing force not only in the Middle East but worldwide as well. 
 
But take out Iran” comes in so many guises. And while President Trump was the first to hint at possible military intervention soon after the attacks occurred, it was Vice-President Mike Pence who recently reiterated President Trump's original words that the U.S. is "ready to defend our interests & allies in the region," and that the U.S. is ready, that the U.S. is prepared, and that we're locked and loaded.”

"Locked and loaded"...exactly how so? Just this past Friday on President Trump's orders, U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced, "The president has approved the deployment of U.S. forces which will be defensive in nature and primarily focused on air and missile defense," and that we will also accelerate shipment of military hardware to both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates due to Iran's "significant escalation of violence" in the region. In addition, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced that the Central Bank of Iran as well as its sovereign wealth fund, the National Development Fund, will be "cut off from our banking system." How's that for President Trump's promised new “substantial sanctions” as this “cut off” will surely be even more crippling than the sanctions currently in place...sanctions that have already had a major impact on Iran's economy including on its much needed, especially now, oil export industry.

And Iran will now also see both Saudi Arabia agreeing to join the U.S.-led coalition to secure the Middle East's waterways, and President Trump working to build an international coalition to exert pressure on Iran through the United Nations. And this is in addition to the Saudi defense ministry officially announcing...after their having conducted a “detailed military investigation”...that the attack on its oil facilities came from “the north”...Yemen and the Houthi are to the south...and that the attacks were "unquestionably sponsored by Iran."

In fact, Saudi defense ministry spokesperson Col. Turki al-Malki further elaborated by saying that it was most assuredly Iranian cruise missiles and drones that were used in said attack. In fact, he went even further by saying that, "The attack was systematically and intentionally planned to destroy civilian infrastructure."  

And knowing how Iran operates I can safely say al-Malki is right.

So with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo having met last week with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in Jeddah, to not only discuss said attacks but to evaluate evidence found on site as well as to coordinate efforts against what's called "Iranian aggression," it was was quite telling to hear him say that Iran alone is responsible for the bombing on the Saudi oil facilities, and that the strike was “an act of war.” Adding that even if the "fraudulent claims" of responsibility by the Yemen Houthi rebels were true, "it doesn't change the fingerprints of the  [Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as having put at risk the global energy supply."



And the Iranian response to all this as per President Hassan Rouhani was to say that, “The recent attack by Iranian-backed forces in Yemen on a Saudi oil facility should be viewed as a “warning” to Saudi Arabia to halt its campaign against pro-Tehran Houthi rebels in Yemen.” A “warning”...a threat...a veiled admission of guilt I'd say.

So while Mike Pompeo was speaking fighting words, and while President Trump was taking definitive action, the infamous German Chancellor Angela Merkel kept calling for a return of all parties to 2015's very bad Iranian nuclear deal, foolishly seeing this deal as the only way to not settle but defuse the current tensions in the Middle East...tensions Iran is the sole proprietor of.

"We believe that the deal to stop Iran from acquiring military nuclear capabilities is a building block we need to get back to," were Merkel's exact words...words from the very woman who thinks that de-escalation and long-term still very much unnamed solutions to the ongoing and ever escalating Iranian problem are now only possible “through a political process."

So now that we pretty much know the who, what, where, why, and how of the Saudi oil installation drone attacks, I think Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince bin Salman said it best when he stated that the attack posed a "real test of the global will" to confront subversive acts that threaten international stability. And when you couple that with both President Trump's and Mike Pence's words that “we're locked and loaded,” maybe the time has finally come to end this Iranian nonsense once and for all.

So there you have two of last week's top news stories...you decide which is newsworthy...a witch hunt Democrats know will go nowhere or yet another masked threat by Iran to us all. 

Copyright @ 2019 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved.

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