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“Russia orders all officials to fly home any relatives living abroad, as tensions mount over the prospect of a global war” skriver Daily Mail. Speisa skriver “Russian state TV warns viewers of war”. “Future war with Russia or China would be ‘extremely lethal and fast’, US generals warn” skrev Independent og tilføjede “Russia launches massive nuclear war training exercise that ‘involves 40 million people’” skrev IndependentOg på TV2 kunne man læse “Russiske atom-missiler kan nu nå Bornholm”.

“Wars are gathering”, skriver Victor Davis Hanson, “A hard rain is going to fall”

This summer, President Obama was often golfing. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were promising to let the world be. The end of summer seemed sleepy, the world relatively calm.

The summer of 1914 in Europe also seemed quiet. But on July 28, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip with help from his accomplices, fellow Serbian separatists. That isolated act sparked World War I.

In the summer of 1939, most observers thought Adolf Hitler was finally through with his serial bullying. Appeasement supposedly had satiated his once enormous territorial appetites. But on September 1, Nazi Germany unexpectedly invaded Poland and touched off World War II, which consumed some 60 million lives.

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Russia has been massing troops on its border with Ukraine. Russian president Vladimir Putin apparently believes that Europe is in utter disarray and assumes that President Obama remains most interested in apologizing to foreigners for the past evils of the United States. Putin is wagering that no tired Western power could or would stop his reabsorption of Ukraine — or the Baltic states next. Who in hip Amsterdam cares what happens to faraway Kiev?

Iran swapped American hostages for cash. An Iranian missile narrowly missed a U.S. aircraft carrier not long ago. Iranians hijacked an American boat and buzzed our warships in the Persian Gulf. There are frequent promises from Tehran to destroy either Israel, America, or both. So much for the peace dividend of the “Iran deal.”

North Korea is more than just delusional. Recent nuclear tests and missile launches toward Japan suggest that North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un actually believes that he could win a war — and thereby gain even larger concessions from the West and from his Asian neighbors.

Radical Islamists likewise seem emboldened to try more attacks on the premise that Western nations will hardly respond with overwhelming power. The past weekend brought pipe bombings in Manhattan and New Jersey as well as a mass stabbing in a Minnesota mall — and American frustration.

Europe and the United States have been bewildered by huge numbers of largely young male migrants from the war-torn Middle East. Political correctness has paralyzed Western leaders from even articulating the threat, much less replying to it.

Instead, the American government appears more concerned with shutting down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, ensuring that no administration official utters the words “Islamic terror,” and issuing warnings to Americans not to lash out due to their supposedly innate prejudices.

Aggressors are also encouraged by vast cutbacks in the U.S. defense budget. The lame-duck Obama presidency, lead-from-behind policies, and a culturally and racially divided America reflect voter weariness with overseas commitments.

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Obama apparently assumes he can leave office as a peacemaker before his appeased chickens come home to roost in violent fashion. He has assured us that the world has never been calmer and quieter.

Et russisk billede midt i freden

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“Money, the media, and the establishment in cahoots are hard to beat”

Og resten af verden med, lader det til. FNs højkommisør for menneskerettigheder Zeid Raad al-Hussein siger ifølge BBC at “If Donald Trump is elected on the basis of what he has said already - and unless that changes - I think it is without any doubt that he would be dangerous from an international point of view.”

Mr Hussein has spoken out before on Mr Trump’s policies, saying in June that “bigotry is not proof of strong leadership”, while in September he launched a scathing attack on Western populist politicians, branding them “demagogues and political fantasists”.

På universiteterne er der for hver en tænkende, 5 venstrefløjsere blandt underviserne og flertallet ser ud til at se favorabelt på de studerende der støtter Hillary Clinton, skriver Gateway Pundit. Ved Wikileaks seneste lækage fra Clintons snudskede verden, beskæftigede de amerikanske medier med alt fra ovennævnte Hussein, henover vice modkandidatens meninger om høvisk sprog til Janet Jacksons graviditet, skriver The Political Insider.

Man kan godt forstå Trumps tilhængere, hvis de mener at alt er imod dem og deres kandidat. Men derfor skal der alligevel snydes, lader det til

Måske er det derfor Hillary næsten er holdt op med at føre valgkamp?

Trump mod alle

Diverse — Drokles on October 12, 2016 at 6:10 am

‘One one three’ sagde Trump under den seneste debat med Hillary Clinton, efter mange verbale sammenstød med ordstyrerne. Trumps debatstil lægger sig selv op af at han kommer på kant med ordstyrere, men det var svært ikke at se en antipati mod Trump når de direkte kværulerede politik med Trump.

“Money, the media, and the establishment in cahoots are hard to beat. Hillary has all three” skriver Victor Davis Hanson afmålt i National Review. Og Trump står helt alene, som han er blevet forrådt af det republikanske parnas han ydmygede i primærvalgene, alen mod venstrefløjens hysteri, som Dennis Praeger beskriver, også i National Review

The tsunami of condemnation of his remarks is quintessential left-wing hysteria. That more than a few Republicans and conservatives have joined the hysteria is a testament to the power of mass media and hysteria to influence normally sensible people.

This is hysteria first and foremost because the comments were made in private. I would say the same thing if crass comments made by Hillary Clinton in private conversation had been recorded. In fact, I did. In 2000, in a Wall Street Journal column, I defended Hillary Clinton against charges that she was an anti-Semite. That year, it was reported that Clinton had called Paul Fray, the manager of her husband’s failed 1974 congressional campaign, a “f***ing Jew bastard.”

Man burde kunne tale frit fra leveren i private sammenhænge, om det er om fisse eller jødesmovser. Hillary tillader sig ifølge Washington Times at tale grimt til folk i det private

Nobody cultivates a dirtier mouth than Hillary Clinton. It’s difficult to describe Hillary in full because a decent regard for the gentle reader forbids it. Any teamster, cop, or Secret Service agent assigned to Hillary duty has to put his hands over his ears even to think about it.

Several authors, notably Ronald Kessler, formerly of The Washington Post, have written about Hillary’s tense and often explosive relationship with the Secret Service. The slightest inconvenience, real or imagined, could detonate the virago’s fiery temper. Hillary is regarded as the all-time undisputed least favorite assignment in the Secret Service. Joe Biden is second-least favorite, particularly by female agents. Good ol’ Joe apparently likes to walk around without clothes when and where he can, being proud of his male endowment, and sometimes teases the female agents about it.

Joe Biden?

Øørhm, tilbage til Hillary

Hillary, by the published accounts, is an equal-opportunity offender, insulting people, dogs and cats, even the flag, going back to her late and lamented days as a governor’s wife in Arkansas. She was particularly abusive to troopers and agents assigned to make her life easier and who were in no position to do anything but take her abuse. She was so verbally abusive to the pilots of Marine One, the presidential helicopter, that the crew called the chopper “Broomstick One.” Just not in her presence.

The required emendations and abbreviations sacrifice the full flavor of some of Hillary’s greatest hits, but there’s this famous Hillary shoutout to a Secret Service agent who was reluctant to carry her suitcase because he wanted to keep his hands free to deal with an incident: “If you want to remain on this detail, get your f-ing ass over here and grab these bags.”

To a state trooper-bodyguard in Arkansas who greeted her with a cheerful “Good morning,” as recounted in Christopher Anderson’s book, “American Evita”: “F- off! It’s enough I have to see you s– kickers every day. I’m not going to talk to you, too. Just do your g-damn job and keep your mouth shut.”

To a state trooper at the Governor’s Mansion, as told in “Inside the White House” by Ronald Kessler: “Where is the g-damn flag? I want the g-damn flag up every morning at f-ing sunrise.”

“A cruder and raunchier America of Miley Cyrus and Beyoncé is now far more sexually sensitive than was the staid America of half a century ago — as if the dirtier we become, the more sanctimonious we end up.” funderer Hanson. I hvert fald behandles Trumps lumre snak som en skandale, endda en, der overskygger at Hillary er landsforræderisk kriminel.

Vogterne skal vogte sig for Trump

Den kunne de ikke lide, de gode jurister, som Fortune forhørte sig hos

Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway tried to downplay Trump’s threat, later saying it was just “a quip.” However, some prominent lawyers and legal scholars took umbrage at the threat and expressed alarm. Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe told Fortune that even threatening such a thing was “incompatible with the survival of a stable constitutional republic,” while carrying out such a threat would constitute an “impeachable offense.”
Eric Holder, former U.S. Attorney General in the Obama Administration, immediately tweeted that Trump’s comment rendered him “unfit” for office.

Fortune reached out to all the former U.S. attorneys general that we could locate (including Holder), as well as several other prominent legal authorities and presidential historians, to get their views. Was what candidate Trump proposed legal? Was there precedent for it? Was it good policy? Here are the answers we’ve received so far.
Laurence Tribe, Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School
(Via email:) “Under the laws and Justice Department regulations governing federal prosecution, a President Trump would not have legal authority to direct the Attorney General to appoint a special prosecutor to ‘look into’ Hillary Clinton’s email situation or the Clinton Foundation or anything else. That’s not within a President’s power.

The only precedents for the kind of vow Trump made in last night’s debate are to be found in dictatorships and banana republics, not the United States. The closest parallel may be what [Viktor] Yanukovych (a former Paul Manafort client) did to [Yulia] Tymoshenko in Ukraine.

Making threats or vows to use a nation’s criminal justice system against one’s vanquished political opponent is worse than terrible policy: it’s incompatible with the survival of a stable constitutional republic and, under our Constitution, would represent an abuse of power so grave that it would be an impeachable offense—one reminiscent of Richard Nixon’s deliberate use of the IRS to go after his political enemies.”

[In a second email, Tribe added that] “some of the political leaders who’ve jailed their political opponents [in the past] have been Hugo Chávez, Recep Erdo?an, Robert Mugabe, Manuel Noriega, Augusto Pinochet and, of course, Vladimir Putin.”

Nej, man truer ikke sine politiske modstandere med fængsel. Men, men, men, skriver Andrew C McCarthy på National Review, Trump truede ikke Clinton fordi hun er hans politiske modstander. Han truede hende fordi hun bevidst og tydeligt har overtrådt loven. Law and order!

This is manifestly not a case of banana-republic criminalization of politics. Trump was not threatening to go after Clinton because she has the temerity to oppose him politically. He was committing to have a special prosecutor investigate Clinton for mishandling classified information, destroying government files, and obstruction of justice — criminal misconduct that has nothing to do with being a political adversary of Trump’s, and for which others who commit similar felonies go to jail.
The Obama administration investigated Mrs. Clinton, at least ostensibly, for over a year. Is Professor Burns saying a politician should only be investigated by her political allies and may otherwise violate the law with impunity?

To get a sense of what a banana-republic Justice Department looks like, Burns might want to have a look at the Obama administration’s prosecutions of Dinesh D’Souza and Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. D’Souza is a political critic of the president’s who was subjected to a criminal prosecution (in which the Justice Department pushed for a severe jail sentence, which the judge declined to impose) for a campaign-finance violation of the petty sort that the Justice Department routinely allows to be settled by a civil fine. (For example, it declined to prosecute the Obama 2008 campaign for offenses that dwarfed D’Souza’s.) Nakoula, the producer of the anti-Muslim video the Obama administration falsely portrayed as the catalyst of the Benghazi massacre, was subjected to a scapegoat prosecution (under the guise of a supervised-release violation) intended to bolster the administration’s “blame the video” narrative.

Prosecuting a person who happens to be a politician for serious crimes is an affirmation of the American principle that no one is above the law.

Et flertal formes

Arabere, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Pressen, USA, Videnskab, venstrefløjen — Drokles on October 11, 2016 at 4:39 am

En CNN meningsmåling på videnskabelige præmisser havde Clinton som klar vinder af debatten mellem hende og Trump mandag nat, skriver Breitbart, der dog også tilføjer “Left out of that top-line figure: 58 percent of their sample “said they were supporting Clinton before the debate”. En fokusgruppe for samme CNN skulle tilsyneladende hjælpes til at holde det rette fokus

Det er som at overvære arabere til teoriprøve.

Lummergøjen Trump

Diverse — Drokles on October 10, 2016 at 11:44 am

CNN har fundet gamle VHS-bånd, hvor præsidentkandidat hygger sig med Playboy-modeller” skrev TV Guide, og nede i teksten kunne man læse at “hygger sig” ikke var en eufemisme; “Donald Trump optræder aldrig afklædt, og han deltager heller ikke i handlinger, der på nogen måde er seksuelle, understreger tv-stationen”.  Og så fortsætter de alligevel

I filmen Playboy Centerfold fra 2000 ser man Donald Trump åbne en flaske champagne som han derefter lader sprøjte ud over et logo for en Playboy Playmate-tour.

Men ikke nok med det. CNN er også kommet i besiddelse af en film fra 2001, hvor rigmanden dukker op til et show med to Playboy-modeller og sin kommende kone Melania Knauss under armen.

Altså: ikke nok med ingenting, så også ingenting! Danmarks Radio viste dokumentarfilmen “The Fire Breather - The Rise and Rage of Donald Trump“. Den bekymrede ekspertise, der giver deres besyv med over de alvorlige perspektiver, der er i at få en mand som Donald Trump til præsident for verdens største atomvåbenarsenal er den gamle TV-journalist Tom Brokaw og et par venstrefløjsere, heriblandt en skribent for musikmagasinet Rolling Stone, der lyder som om han er ved at græde mens han skider.

Tom Brokaw advarer mod Trumps islamofobi, som han udnytter “just because there where muslims involved in the bombings of World Trade Center” og en af venstrefløjserne siger at Trump vil “try to deport millions of latinos”, som led i hans racisme. Hele vejen igennem er det disse små fordrejning, at der var muslimer involveret, frem for at det var et rent muslimsk plot, og at Trump vil deportere latinoer, frem for illegale - der mestendels er latinoer, men årsagen er jo lidt vigtig.

Og demokraternes og venstrefløjens mødeterror, blev udlagt som et bevis på Trumps ondskab og flirt med vold. “Get ‘em out of here!” siger han til nogle venstrefløjsere, der har ‘crashet’ et Trump-rally og hans ord gentages som lydspor til nogle forskellige optrin med håndgemæng. Trump og vold hører sammen, kan man se og høre - men ingen meningsfuld sammenhæng, hvis man tænker.

Og for at få en ligevægt, så viste Danmarks Radio også en fransk dokumentar om Hillary Clinton, der endte i en hagiografi til hendes ære og et håb om endelig at få en kvinde på posten som USAs præsident, nu man har prøvet en halvneger. Vi venter i spænding på at Danmarks Radio visert Clinton Cash.

Op til debatten blev det lækket at Trump er en lidergøj og i privaten en ganske vulgær samtalepartner.

Steen Raashcou skriver

Ganske smart at lække en Trump replik på få ord for 11 år siden, samtidigt med at Wikileaks lækker Hillarys private taler holdt bla. Wall Street banker for omkring en million stykket. Takker været den lavpandede medielogik, drukner de fuldstændigt. Enhver har vist opdaget, at Trump er oppe imod næsten samtlige US medier, og det blir ikke let. Han er også oppe imod de danske, staklen.

Danske medier er et spejl af de amerikanske venstredrejede medier. Mens Hillary Clinton var kriminelt uansvarlig da hun landsforræderisk udbød amerikansk sikkerheds- og udenrigspolitik til højstbydende, skal vi chokeres over at Trump kan være lummer med sine lumre venner. Medierne har gejlet hinanden så meget op på at Trump er det store dyr i Åbenbarignen at et hvilket som helst ‘talking point’ er rigeligt til at sikre ækvivalens. I P1 morgen til morgen blev Trumps 10 år gamle faux pas på efterbevilling beskrevet, som skandaløse udtagelser som han prøvede at komme fri af under nattens debat med Hillary (den anden debat i rækken af tre), ved at ty til personangreb.

Marion DS Dreyduss er i American Thinker i tråd med Claude Rains ‘chokeret, chokeret over Trumps sjofelheder

Compare their admittedly salty pearls with the behavior of real sociopaths, one of whom is exceedingly related to the female candidate for president, 2017-2020.  William Jefferson Clinton, not known for reticence in the Oval Office – or Arkansas, or elsewhere in Washington, D.C. – did more than talk earthy to other guys of the alpha rank.  Big Dog Clinton actually groped, actually touched, actually had affairs and molestation buffets with women mostly unwilling and subsequently punished by Ms. Hillary Rodham for the effrontery of having been chosen for handwork not including embroidery, cigar-jobbing, and dress malingering on a variety of handy damsels in his purview, the most unfortunate of whom were profusely worked over  by the missus.  Tires slashed.  Pets killed.  Fired from jobs.  Mocked in public and maligned as “trailer trash” and similar assorted negatives.  All carried out by the “bimbo eruption” teams set upon these hapless victims of WJC’s lustful heart.

But back to the matter at issue: Trump’s “shocking, shocking” blue streak in a Winnebago with another guy, and their adolescent glee as they anticipated meeting with a lissome lovely for some media event.

The media orgasmatron will be hard at work exposing and re-exposing these juicy tidbits of inconsequence solely because they are titillating in and of themselves, and all about hauling Trump down from his neck-and-neck with the distaff candidate, Ms. Hillary Pantsuit.

Ironically, or maybe not by chance, the same day this nugget of male excrescence came to light, more of the Hillary scandalmissal came out, too.  Several of HRC’s private corporate speeches were revealed to contain views and policies only 180 degrees at variance with her long-running public utterances for the hoi polloi, regular citizen groundlings at her sporadic–cum-anorectic rallies.

I submit that the whoop-dee-do is yet another way of squelching normal male behavior and speech, another peg in the mortiseboard of decommissioning men from being men.  Another gambit to socialize men by indirection – See what happens to even the high and  mighty when they refuse to watch their tongues in the hyperglobal gossip-ranch of political correctness?

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But what los punditos and los periodistos forget is that Trump followers are gritty.  They have withstood the brickbats and insults of TV, radio, and print media; online scarifiers; and all the late-night comics save those on Red Eye at 3 a.m., and most people are catching zzzs at that hour, so they don’t get corrective laughs from non-Dems, alas.

But by and large, since they have worked hard to defy their neighbors, colleagues, and ex-friends, they are full of what newsman Lou/Ed Asner in the first episode of Mary Tyler Moore’s comedy show called spunk.  Trump’s voters are spunky.  Tough.  Not lily-livered links of skinny protoplasm listlessly failing to stand up for their country.

Trump advocates are loud and proud, standing up at myriad-thronged rallies in broil, cold, rain, or raw. ..

“Because you’ll be in jail!”

Diverse — Drokles on October 10, 2016 at 10:02 am

Det indskød Donald Trump, bedst som Hillary var i færd med at advare mod Trump som præsident. Herunder er debatten, den anden i rækken af tre debatter mellem præsidentkandidaterne Hillary og Donald, der måske er den mest fjendske præsidentdebat i amerikansk historie

Nahed Hattar har jo tigget og bedt om at blive angrebet, gjorde alt for at provokere

Det er jo ikke terror - der løb altså en gal jordaner rundt. Undskyld, jeg siger det. Nahed Hattar har jo tigget og bedt om at blive angrebet. Jeg har ikke ondt af den jordaner, der har gjort alt, hvad han kunne, for at provokere. Ham har jeg ikke for fem flade ører sympati for

Det burde Tidligere udenrigsminister Uffe Elleman Jensen vel sige, hvis han ville stive sig af med lidt konsistens. Tegningen herunder, blev begået af den jordanske satiretegner Nahed Hatter

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Der er allerede sagt meget om Hattar, men det bedste blev sagt af David Wood, der fortæller om islams forhold til køn, sex og paradis

Nahed Hattar (???? ?????) was raised as a Christian in Jordan—though he considered himself an atheist. He was recently shot and killed by a Muslim imam for sharing a cartoon mocking the Islamic view of paradise. The cartoon features a jihadi in bed with two of his houris (the virgins Muslim men get to spend eternity deflowering in Jannah).

In the cartoon, Allah says: “Good evening, Abu Saleh. Do you need anything?” The jihadi replies: “Yes Lord, get me a glass of wine and tell Gabriel to bring me some cashews. After that, send me an immortal servant to clean the floor, and take the empty plates with you. Don’t forget to put a door on the tent so that you knock before you enter next time, Your Glory.”

Hattar was arrested for insulting Islam, even though he apologized and said that he was only making fun of ISIS. Following his arrest, he requested security to protect him, but his request was denied. He was subsequently shot to death outside the courthouse.

Westernized Muslims are now insisting that the cartoon Hattar shared has nothing to do with Islam, and that the view of paradise the cartoon mocks is the view of ISIS, not of Muhammad.

In this video, David Wood goes through Islam’s most trusted sources, to see if Muhammad’s view of paradise is different from that of ISIS and al-Qaeda.

Hattar blev myrdet midt på dagen i demonstrativ offentlighed. Et signal til islamkritikere generelt mere end end en konkret straf af den ulykkelige tegner. Der er ingen sympati når i bliver slagtet, ikke for fem flade ører.

Hillary rides af en mare: 2) Lungebetændelsen

Det er mærkeligt at man kan følge så meget med i amerikansk politik, som Anne Grethe Rasmussen gør, og så ikke ane hvad det man skriver drejer sig om. Op til den første debat mellem Hillary Clinton og Donald Trump, skrev Rasmussen i Point Of View International

I over to år har [Hillary Clintons] håndtering af et terrorangreb på det amerikanske konsulat i Benghazi og hendes brug af en personlig e-mail server som udenrigsminister redet hende som en mare, og tilbageholdelsen af lungebetændelsen blev set som en klassisk undvigelsesmanøvre, uanset at den bakterielle sygdom ikke tog hende mere end en fire-fem dage at komme sig over. I august førte hun med otte procentpoint og i september med fem – i samme måling fra de to medier.”

Sådan kan man jo godt genfortælle polemikken om Hillarys kollaps, hvis ikke man er interesseret i sagens substans. Sagens substans var nemlig dels at hun kollapsede og mistede bevidstheden, hvilket faldt i glimrende tråd med de mange spekulationer om et skrantende helbred; dels at hendes stab opførte sig, som om de havde prøvet noget lignende med Clinton så mange gange at deres roller og ansvar var indøvet til søvngængeragtig sikkerhed.

Og spekulationerne i Hillarys helbred, skønt de kan være ganske fantasifulde, er ikke uden grund. Hun har haft to dybe venetromboser som følge af arteriosklerose, som hun tager blodfortyndende medicin for, og hun har haft en hjernerystelse, som følge af et fald, så voldsom, at hun en overgang gik med specielle briller, der ellers kun bruges hvis der er hjerneskade. Hjernerystelsen var hun det meste af et år om at komme sig over og hun brugte det som undskyldning for, hvorfor hun ikke kunne huske store dele af den periode, hvor hun rundsendte private emails blandet med statshemmeligheder til sin stab, Obama og Gud ved hvem ellers.

Eller måske havde hun alligevel ikke så svære problemer med hukommelsen, og det var blot noget hun løj om til FBI. Se, der er nu en god grund til at ‘man’ anså Hillary Clinton for at foretage en klassisk undvigelsesmanøvre, det er fordi hun løj, løj og løj igen også i forbindelse med sit kollaps. Og hvorfor lyver Hillary? Fordi sandheden er værre. Og når løgnene bliver afsindige? Så ved vi at sandheden stadig er værre. Bill Whittle forklarer mere ædrueligt, hvorledes det er klassisk Clinton at lyve

Ifølge Daily Mail har Obama, Barak Hussein, været “…so concerned about Hillary Clinton’s health that he recently offered to arrange a secret medical checkup for her at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center”

Hillary declined the offer because she feared the media would find out about her Walter Reed visit and learn the truth about her medical condition—that she is suffering from arrhythmia (an abnormal heart beat), a leaking heart valve, chronic low blood pressure, insufficient blood flow, a tendency to form life-threatening blood clots, and troubling side effects from her medications.

Clinton har et mål, og det er opad, så hun vil “power through”, som de siger. Men nogle gange skal hun have en hånd, førend hun tør vakle ned ad trapperne, som her i Fort Pierce

Og en hånd, når hun skal op ad trapper

Hillary rides af en mare: 1) serveren

Det er mærkeligt at man kan følge så meget med i amerikansk politik, som Anne Grethe Rasmussen gør, og så ikke ane hvad det man skriver drejer sig om. Op til den første debat mellem Hillary Clinton og Donald Trump, skrev Rasmussen i Point Of View International

I over to år har [Hillary Clintons] håndtering af et terrorangreb på det amerikanske konsulat i Benghazi og hendes brug af en personlig e-mail server som udenrigsminister redet hende som en mare, og tilbageholdelsen af lungebetændelsen blev set som en klassisk undvigelsesmanøvre, uanset at den bakterielle sygdom ikke tog hende mere end en fire-fem dage at komme sig over.  I august førte hun med otte procentpoint og i september med fem – i samme måling fra de to medier.”

Der er nu en god grund til at Hillary Clintons sammenblanding af private emails og fortroligt materiale på ikke godkendte servere i sin tid som udenrigsminister rider hende som en mare, selv om man ikke får den opfattelse af Rasmussens sorgløse formuleringer. For fortroligt materiale er fortroligt og skal ikke rode på usikre servere, pluralis ja, hvor medarbejdere uden sikkerhedsgodkendelse har adgang til dem når de skal huske udenrigsministeren på at passe sine yogatimer og middagslure. Den håndtering blev erklæret kriminel, som i skal i fængsel kriminel af FBIs direktør Richard Comey.

Under den skandale lurer andre skandaler. Hillary og Bill Clintons fond, The Clinton Foundation, modtager pengegave fra selv ganske lyssky fjender af USA og der viser sig et mønster af pengegaver til Clinton Foundation og efterfølgende møder med udenrigsminister Clinton. Udenrigspolitik i udbud.

Men Comey undlod at anbefale justitsministeriet at rejse tiltale imod Hillary og justitsministeriet fulgte, som det havde annonceret på forhånd, at følge Comeys råd. Nogle spekulerede i, at Comey var i seng med det politiske etablissement. Andre, at han som republikaner ville sikre sig at Hillarys fald ville blive endnu mere smertefuldt og fratage hende enhver mulighed for at skabe en fortælling, som et offer for politisk forfølgelse. Men, som Andrew McCarthy har sagt længe, Comeys beslutning er ikke blot truffet af et system, der beskytter sine egne i al almindelighed - det er den konkrete magt, der beskytter sig selv

‘How is this not classified?”

So exclaimed Hillary Clinton’s close aide and confidante, Huma Abedin. The FBI had just shown her an old e-mail exchange, over Clinton’s private account, between the then-secretary of state and a second person, whose name Abedin did not recognize. The FBI then did what the FBI is never supposed to do: The agents informed their interviewee (Abedin) of the identity of the second person. It was the president of the United States, Barack Obama, using a pseudonym to conduct communications over a non-secure e-mail system — something anyone with a high-level security clearance, such as Huma Abedin, would instantly realize was a major breach.

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Thanks to Friday’s FBI document dump — 189 more pages of reports from the Bureau’s year-long foray (“investigation” would not be the right word) into the Clinton e-mail scandal — we now know for certain what I predicted some eight months ago here at NRO: Any possibility of prosecuting Hillary Clinton was tanked by President Obama’s conflict of interest.

As I explained in February, when it emerged that the White House was refusing to disclose at least 22 communications Obama had exchanged with then-secretary Clinton over the latter’s private e-mail account, we knew that Obama had knowingly engaged in the same misconduct that was the focus of the Clinton probe: the reckless mishandling of classified information.

To be sure, he did so on a smaller scale. Clinton’s recklessness was systematic: She intentionally set up a non-secure, non-government communications framework, making it inevitable that classified information would be mishandled, and that federal record-keeping laws would be flouted. Obama’s recklessness, at least as far as we know, was confined to communications with Clinton — although the revelation that the man presiding over the “most transparent administration in history” set up a pseudonym to conceal his communications obviously suggests that his recklessness may have been more widespread.

Still, the difference in scale is not a difference in kind. In terms of the federal laws that criminalize mishandling of classified information, Obama not only engaged in the same type of misconduct Clinton did; he engaged in it with Clinton. It would not have been possible for the Justice Department to prosecute Clinton for her offense without its becoming painfully apparent that 1) Obama, too, had done everything necessary to commit a violation of federal law, and 2) the communications between Obama and Clinton were highly relevant evidence.

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To summarize, we have a situation in which (a) Obama knowingly communicated with Clinton over a non-government, non-secure e-mail system; (b) Obama and Clinton almost certainly discussed matters that are automatically deemed classified under the president’s own guidelines; and (c) at least one high-ranking government official (Petraeus) has been prosecuted because he failed to maintain the security of highly sensitive intelligence that included policy-related conversations with Obama. From these facts and circumstances, we must deduce that it is possible, if not highly likely, that President Obama himself has been grossly negligent in handling classified information.

That is why the Clinton e-mail scandal never had a chance of leading to criminal charges.

Rasmussen er fascineret af Hillary Clintons “brains” og skriver at hendes “….enorme viden og erfaring med global politik fra hendes tid som Obamas udenrigsminister samt hendes solide skudsmål fra tiden som senator for staten New York kan ingen tage fra hende.” Og, kan vi så tilføje, med Obamas mellemkomst kan man altså heller ikke tage hendes frihed fra hende.

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