There is no provision in the NATO treaty that permits throwing a member nation out of NATO. Turkey no longer makes a pretense of being a democratic state. As the Islamic state it has become, it cannot coexist with democracies. Last week, Erdogan blocked military exercises with NATO “partner” nations. He is evidently willing to continue to escalate his conflicts with NATO, believing there will be no response, because he has the EU over a barrel on the refugee issue.
The New York Times, once a newspaper, has printed a full-page ad from the Revolutionary Communist Party calling (in so many words) for the overthrow of the government: “Our only recourse now is to act together outside normal channels. Every faction within the established power structure must be forced to respond to what we do — creating a situation where the Trump/Pence regime is prevented from ruling.”
Lord Acton’s famous saying has been quoted endlessly but can still never be repeated too often: Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely. The concept is actually an observation of the nature of the human heart, not yours or mine specifically but the human heart in general.
The death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, who murdered his people and turned Cuba into an isolated island with a sub-Haiti standard of living, was remarked upon in the strangest way by many of our leading media and political leaders. Among progressives and leftists there was sadness and even some eulogies to the great things Castro supposedly accomplished. Others, such as President Obama, made obscure statements devoid of moral clarity about what kind of leader Castro actually was.
This election will determine the fate of our nation. With Donald Trump we have a chance, and it is only that. Over the past few years we have learned to our shock and dismay just how corrupt and out of touch our elected officials really are. They have an agenda and it does not include the American people, except in extracting as much of our resources as possible. They are a powerful force. I don’t know if Donald Trump can overcome it, but I do know that no one else can.
After making most of his presidency a textbook case of a nation’s Chief Executive meddling constantly in local affairs on the basis of “innuendo” and “incomplete information”, Obama falsely accused FBI Director James Comey yesterday of doing the same thing with regard to reopening the criminal probe into Hillary Clinton. To anyone following developments of the investigations the last several months, it’s painfully obvious there’s more than enough evidence to support at least the empanelling of a grand jury in the Clinton probe, so that there’s simply no need for innuendo or incomplete information – that would be underkill.
Plus everyone knows that if the investigation were against Republicans, even it was only based on innuendo and incomplete information, Obama would be elbowing others out of his way to the closest microphone to fret over the “seriousness of these charges” and declaim that “that’s not who we are”.