“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.” - George W. Bush

All The Best

THE ELEPHANT BAR IS CLOSED

I want to thank everyone who participated in the Elephant Bar over the past twelve years. We had millions of visitors from all around the World and you were part of it. Over the past dozen years, two or three times a night, I would open my laptop and some of you were always there. I will miss that.

My plans are to continue my work with technology and architecture. You know my interests and thoughts.

At times, things would get a little rough in the EB. To those of you that I may have offended over the years, I apologize. From all of you, I learned and grew.

An elephant never forgets.
Be well.

Deuce, 21 June 2018

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Trump Terminates Obama Kerry Nuclear Agreement with Iran

45 comments:

  1. UNMASKING ROBERT MUELLER

    “Robert Mueller has a long and sordid history of illicitly targeting innocent people that is
    a stain upon the legacy of American jurisprudence. He lacks the judgment and credibility
    to lead the prosecution of anyone,” Gohmert begins.

    Gohmert covers Mueller’s shady past of helping mobster Whitey Bulger by eliminating mob competitors. Mueller put people in prison for crimes they did not commit:

    Mueller was the head of the Criminal Division as Assistant U.S. Attorney, then as Acting
    U.S. Attorney. I could not find any explanation online by Mueller as to why he insisted
    on keeping the defendants in prison that FBI agents—in the pocket of Whitey Bulger—
    had framed for a murder they did not commit. Make no mistake: these were not
    honorable people he had incarcerated. But it was part of a pattern that eventually
    became quite clear that Mueller was more concerned with convicting and putting people
    in jail he disliked, even if they were innocent of the charges, than he was with ferreting
    out the truth.

    Rep Gohmert goes into detail about Mueller’s questionable decisions while he was the Director of the FBI including raids of Congressmen.

    Mueller also has a pattern of abusing ‘national security letters’ which allows the DOJ to bypass the formality of subpoenas:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/05/unmasking-robert-mueller-gop-lawmaker-releases-48-page-report-exposing-muellers-dirty-past/

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    1. Read Gohmert’s full report on dirty cop Robert Mueller here:

      https://1zwchz1jbsr61f1c4mgf0abl-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Gohmert_Mueller_UNMASKED.pdf

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    2. Diogenes of Sinope Steven Robert • an hour ago

      Everybody knew about dirty cop Mueller's co-conspirator, crooked Soros AG Schneiderman, who loved to beat the **** out of his brown slave girls.

      Trump tweeted this 5 years ago

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      They all Dicks: Everyone beats the shit out of brown slave girls.

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    4. Gohmert:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=193&v=O894L2GDih4

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    5. It appears clear that President
      Obama and his myrmidons knew of
      Mueller’s reputation, that he could
      be used to take out their political
      opponents should such extra-legal
      actions become politically
      necessary.

      To the great dismay of the many good, decent and straight arrow FBI agents, Obama
      begged Mueller to stay on for two more years than the 10 years the law allowed.
      Obama then asked Congress to approve Mueller’s waiver allowing him to stay on two
      extra years.

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    6. Read Gohmert’s full report on dirty cop Robert Mueller here:

      https://1zwchz1jbsr61f1c4mgf0abl-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Gohmert_Mueller_UNMASKED.pdf


      MUELLER’S FIVE YEAR UP-OR-OUT POLICY

      In federal law enforcement, it takes a new federal agent or supervisor about five years
      or so after arriving at a newly assigned office to gain the trust and respect of local law
      officers. That trust and respect is absolutely critical to doing the best job possible. Yet
      new FBI Director Robert Mueller came up with a new personnel policy that would rid
      the FBI of thousands of years of its most invaluable experience.

      In a nutshell, after an FBI employee was in any type of supervisory position for five years,
      he or she had to either come to Washington to sit at a desk or get out of the FBI. In the
      myriad of FBI offices around the country, most agents love what they do in actively
      enforcing the law. They have families involved in the community; their kids enjoy their
      schools; and they do not want to move to the high cost of living in Washington, DC, and
      especially not to an inside desk job.
      What occurred around the country was that agents in charge of their local offices got
      out of the FBI and did something more lucrative. Though they really wanted to stay in,
      they were not allowed to do so if they were not moving to DC. Agents told me that it
      was not unusual for the Special Agent in Charge of a field office to have well over 20
      years of experience before the policy change. Under Mueller’s policy that changed to
      new Special Agents in Charge having five to ten years of experience when they took over.

      If the FBI Director wanted nothing but “yes” men and women around the country
      working for him, this was a great policy.


      Newer agents are more likely to unquestioningly salute the FBI Mecca in Washington, and the Director, and never boldly offer a suggestion to fix a bad idea and Mueller had plenty of them.
      Whether it was wasting
      millions of dollars on a software boondoggle or questionable personnel preferences,
      agents tell me Mueller did not want to hear from more experienced people voicing their
      concerns about his ideas or policies.

      An NPR report December 13, 2007, entitled, “FBI'S 'Five-And-Out' Transfer Policy Draws
      Criticism” dealt with the Mueller controversial policy:

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    7. I also cannot help but wonder if Mueller had not run off the more experienced agents, would they have
      been able to advise against and stop the kind of abuses and corruption being unearthed
      right now that occurred during the Obama administration.


      Rather than admit that his Five Year Up or Out Policy was a mistake, Mueller eventually
      changed the policy to a Seven Year Up or Out Program.

      I once pointed out to him at a hearing that if he had applied the Five Year Up-or-Out
      Policy to literally everyone in a supervisory position, he himself would have had to leave
      the FBI by September of 2006. He did not seem to be amused.

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    8. PURGING THE ADVANCED COUNTER-TERRORISM AGENTS’ TRAINING MATERIALS

      FBI Special Agent Kim Jensen had spent a great deal of his adult life studying radical
      Islam. He is personally responsible for some extraordinary undercover work that
      remains classified to this day. He was tasked with putting together a program to train
      our more experienced FBI agents to locate and identify radicalized Muslims on the
      threshold of violence. Jensen had done this well before Mueller began to cozy up with
      and pander to groups such as CAIR.

      Complaints by similar groups caused Mueller to once again demand that our agents
      could not be properly instructed on radical Islam. Accordingly, Jensen’s approximately
      700-pages of advanced training material on radical Islam were eliminated from FBI
      training and all copies were ordered destroyed. When Director Mueller decides he wants
      our federal agents to be blind and ignorant of radical Islam, they are indeed going to be
      blind and ignorant.


      Fortunately, in changing times well after Mueller’s departure as FBI Director, a new
      request went out to Mr. Jensen to recreate that work because at least someone in the
      FBI needed to know what traits to look for in a terrorist. It still did not undo the years of damage from Mueller’s commanded ignorance of radical Islam.


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    They all Dicks: Everyone beats the shit out of brown slave girls.

    Once more, Dipshit Douglissa proudly displays her inanity to the world.

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      Thanks.

      I wish I could say the same for the bullshit you put up here.

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  3. MUELLER’S UNETHICAL ACCEPTANCE OF APPOINTMENT AS SPECIAL PROSECUTOR

    Robert Mueller had more than one direct conflict of interest that should have
    prohibited him from serving as the Special Counsel to investigate President Donald
    Trump.

    For one thing, President Trump fired his close friend and confidante, disgraced
    FBI Director James Comey.
    Mueller had long served as a mentor to Comey, who would
    most certainly be a critical witness in any investigation of Donald Trump. Mueller and
    Comey had also been exceedingly close friends beyond the mentor relationship. But
    Comey’s insertion of himself into so much of the election cycle and even its aftermath
    in conversations he had with the President himself made him a critical witness in the
    investigation.

    The law governing the special counsel (28 CFR 600.7) specifically
    prohibits Mueller from serving if he has a “conflict of interest.” Even
    the appearance of a conflict is disallowed.

    The same Code of Federal Regulations defines what constitutes a
    conflict. That is, “a personal relationship with any person
    substantially involved in the conduct that is the subject of the
    investigation or prosecution” (28 CFR 45.2). Comey is that person.

    He was substantially involved in the conversation with President Trump
    who may be the subject of an obstruction investigation.

    In fact, theformer Director is the only other person involved. There were no
    witnesses beyond himself.

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  4. A FISA JUDGE TOO CLOSE TO THE GOVERNMENT AGENTS INVOLVED

    The FISA-authorized FISC is built upon the principle that highly delicate cases dealing
    with government surveillance of foreign agents and officials would be handled in an
    unbiased and respectful environment where secrecy at all costs was critical. There is
    supposed to be an added precaution to prevent any potential for bias in a FISA Judge by
    having a rotation of judges.

    That is why it is such a shock to find out now that Mueller’s case against Michael Flynn would happen to end up before the “randomly selected” verydear close personal friend of FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok, who hated President Trumpwith a passion, as evidenced in his text messages with colleague and paramour, Lisa
    Page.

    U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras, or “Rudy” as Strzok likes to refer to him,
    should have recused himself from such a highly sensitive case involving the ultimate
    attempted removal of the duly-elected President of the United States who happened to
    be despised by the very people who by law were required to prosecute with fairness.

    He was later forced to ‘recuse’ himself and be removed from the Flynn proceedings, without
    public explanation.

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  5. Neither the initial application in October of 2016, nor any of the renewals, disclose or
    reference the role of the DNC, Clinton campaign, or any party/campaign in funding
    Steele's efforts, even though the political origins of the Steele dossier were then known
    to senior DOJ and FBI officials.

    The timing of the applications, the inclusion of material the DOJ/FBI knew to be
    unverified at the time, and the successful result after this fraudulent inclusion speak to
    the level
    of criminal corruption of those who sought to destroy Donald Trump’s
    candidacy and still seek to destroy his subsequent Presidency when their initial efforts
    failed.

    The widespread abuse of the FISA-authorized court, FISC, was laid bare in a court
    memorandum of review of these abuses that was declassified in 2017 that went virtually
    unnoticed by the media because it didn’t fit their narrative.

    https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/icotr/51117/2016_Cert_FISC_Memo_Opin_Order_Apr_2017.pdf

    These are serious crimes that, left unchecked, lead nations down the path to tyranny at
    the hands of people who think they know better than we do what is best for us.

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      Trump Pulls out of the Iran Nuclear Deal once again Proving to the World that America is an Unreliable Negotiating Partner

      Bibi's Poodle says Iran deal was the 'worst deal ever negotiated' and reneges on agreement.

      In doing so Trump proves, once again, that he is either felony stupid or felony spiteful, either he disregards his own military and intelligence services in favor of the ideological and political musings of the likes of Bibi and Bolton or he is simply determined to reverse every move Obama made regardless of consequences. Smart money says it's both.

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    2. 61% of Congress voted against it.

      Obama did it anyway.

      Pallets of cash for Boeing: Good for our son.

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    3. Democrats voted against it in a racist tantrum against Obama.

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      The Final Tally: How Congress Voted on Iran

      September 17, 2015

      By September 17, the deadline for Congressional action on the nuclear deal between Iran and the world's six major powers, Senate Democrats had blocked a Republican-led effort to reject the agreement. After debating a resolution of disapproval on the deal, the Senate moved to a procedural vote on September 10 to end debate on the subject, which required 60 votes. But with a vote of 58-42 in favor, Democrats filibustered the measure and prevented the resolution of disapproval from coming to a vote.

      Earlier in the week, 42 Senators had declared support for the deal – more than the 34 that President Obama would need to sustain a veto, even if the resolution of disapproval were passed. But the filibuster prevented Obama from even needing to use his veto power. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pushed for another vote on September 15, which Democrats blocked with a vote of 56-42. In a final effort to derail the deal, McConnell then scheduled a third procedural vote on an amendment that would require Iran to release American prisoners and recognize Israel's right to exist before the United States lifted sanctions. On September 17, the motion failed to pass with a vote of 53-45...


      http://iranprimer.usip.org/blog/2015/sep/11/congress-votes-deal

      Racist tantrum?

      More likely simply pandering to AIPAC.

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      Pallets of cash for Boeing: Good for our son.

      Their money.

      Paid in cash because though sanctions were lifted no one believed the US would hold up its end of the deal and as we see they were proven right. Sanctions are unnecessary if no one will deal with Iran for fear they will one day be punished by the US for doing so.

      Iran required cash because the banks wouldn't deal with them.

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    6. It wasn't a Treaty, sweetie.

      Trump can pull out of it if he wishes.

      If it had been written up as a Treaty it would not have passed the Senate.

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    7. The agreement wasn't able to be adequately policed.

      Military bases off limits.

      No surprise inspections.

      My humble opinion is Iran already has the fixin's for a bomb.

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  7. Trump is a doofus with Deuce's lips firmly attached to his ass.

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  8. Indeed, after Mr. Trump’s move “the ball is now essentially in Iran’s court as to how this crisis evolves,” says Suzanne Maloney, an Iran expert at the Brookings Institution. “I think the likely short-term approach will seek to maximize whatever diplomatic and economic restitution may be on offer from Europe.”

    But, she adds, “Tehran has a wide range of options available for demonstrating that its leverage on the ground in conflicts in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere across the region is at least as formidable as U.S. economic leverage.”


    Finally, Mr. Trump is gambling that his tough line on Iran will convince others in the region that the U.S. will remain adamant and unyielding in its insistence that Iran won’t ever be allowed to possess nuclear weapons. The president said that will help ensure that others in the region don’t set out to acquire nuclear weapons of their own, and seek to beat Iran to the punch as they do so.

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  9. OHIO
    Governor Dem Votes Percent (100%)
    Cordray 421,759 62.3
    Kucinich 154,965 22.9

    That's the end of Dennis.

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    2. On December 11, 2006, in a speech delivered at Cleveland City Hall, Kucinich announced he would seek the nomination of the Democratic Party for President in 2008.
      At an October 2007 debate, NBC's Tim Russert cited a passage from a book by Shirley MacLaine in which the author writes that Kucinich had seen a UFO. 'Asked if it was true, Kucinich confirmed it.[41]

      In November 2007, Larry Flynt hosted a fundraiser for Kucinich which drew criticism from Flynt's detractors. Campaign representatives declined to comment.[42][43]

      Kucinich was endorsed by author Gore Vidal and actor Viggo Mortensen

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  10. JOHN KERRY RIDES TO IRAN’S RESCUE
    His last-ditch effort to save the nuclear deal.
    May 8, 2018 Joseph Klein 22



    ARREST KERRY FOR COLLUSION WITH ISLAMIC TERROR STATES
    Restore the rule of law, treat Kerry like Manafort and Flynn.
    May 7, 2018

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/

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  11. Trump Approval: CNN 44% | Rasmussen 47% | CBS 40% | RCP Average 43.2%

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  12. Politics
    Why Trump torpedoed Obama’s Iran deal

    1:30
    Trump announces U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal

    President Trump said May 8 that the United States would reinstate sanctions on Iran and warned other states against helping Iran with its nuclear program. (The Washington Post)

    By John Hudson and Philip Rucker Email the author
    May 8 at 9:31 PM

    The lobbying campaign to save the Iran nuclear agreement was intense and took months. British Prime Minister Theresa May raised the deal with President Trump in more than a dozen phone calls. French President Emmanuel Macron pressed him on it during an elaborate state visit. So did German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a one-day work trip in April. And the Europeans made a Hail Mary pass Monday in the form of a White House visit by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

    But for Trump, the decision to torpedo one of President Barack Obama’s signature foreign policy achievements had effectively been made last October, when he declared that Iran was not in compliance with the deal and called on European allies to negotiate better terms.

    The foundation was laid even earlier, in fact, as Trump declared the Iran accord one of the “worst” deals in U.S. history at his campaign rallies — even mocking its architect, former secretary of state John F. Kerry, as weak for having fallen off his bicycle during a visit to Geneva for negotiations.


    For Trump’s longtime advisers, the only surprise in Tuesday’s announcement shredding the Iran deal was that it took the president 15 months to make.

    “The administration just said, ‘Okay, we’ve been telling you all through the campaign and the last year and a half this is where we are, and guess what? This is where we are,’ ” said former House speaker Newt Gingrich, a Trump ally.

    This isn’t the first time Trump has had to decide whether to continue to waive sanctions against Iran. The first two times, his State Department — then led by Rex Tillerson — advocated waiving the sanctions to provide European allies time to address the United States’ concerns about the agreement and work on fixes.....

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/i-told-everybody-this-is-what-i-was-going-to-do-why-trump-torpedoed-obamas-iran-deal/2018/05/08/a1d39a68-52f0-11e8-9c91-7dab596e8252_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.4e0c28fcbf05

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  13. 2018 Generic Congressional Vote

    RCP Average - Democrats +6.8

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    1. That's come down a lot. It was in the double digits.

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  14. But Republican strategists said the writing was always on the wall when Trump made the withdrawal an election promise as intrinsically linked to his persona as building a wall on the Mexico border.

    "I don't see how he can be Trump and stay in," Jim Hanson, a Trump ally and head of the right-leaning Center for Security Studies, told the LA Times ahead of the announcement.

    The Iran nuclear pact was signed after two years of negotiations involving the US and a further 10 years of negotiations prior to US involvement.

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  15. CBS Poll: Political Taint On Mueller Probe Now Reaching Majority Level

    ED MORRISSEYPosted at 10:01 pm on May 8, 2018

    https://hotair.com/archives/2018/05/08/cbs-poll-political-taint-mueller-probe-now-reaching-majority-level/

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    1. Mueller's taint stretches way back in history.

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  16. The United States risks greater isolation and unpredictability in its anti-Iran drive after President Donald Trump opted to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal despite warnings from European allies, advisers and even some fellow Republicans, experts say.

    ...

    Mattis, who once spoke publicly of the need to abide by the Iran nuclear deal, has since tempered his remarks and told Congress it was an “imperfect arms control agreement” that needed to be fixed.

    ...

    The United States accuses Iran of escalating the civil war in Yemen and threatening to turn it into a broader regional conflict by supplying advanced weaponry, including missiles, to Houthi rebels who have fired rockets at targets in Saudi Arabia.

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  17. On Jan. 3, when Manafort's lawyers challenged Mueller's investigation as being too broad, ABC gave it 51 seconds; NBC gave it 30 seconds; and CBS gave it 13 seconds. Add that up and so far this year, by our count, the networks have devoted roughly four minutes to serious allegations of Mueller's overreach with a team of investigators that clearly believes it has the power to delve into anyone's private life if it will harm the president.

    ...

    Liberals pretend that criticizing or questioning Mueller reeks of obstruction of justice, but the public isn't buying this nonsense. The Media Research Center has documented that from January to April, there was another long stretch of 90 percent negative Trump coverage on the evening news.

    Yet Trump's approval ratings went up.


    Don't Question Mueller

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  18. Any abuse I have visited upon Quirk was mutually agreed to role-playing.

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