BY GARY FOUSE
The mainstream media never ceases to amaze me. Dr Ben Carson, who is running for president and running second in most polls in the Republican primary, has shared details of his young life growing up in Detroit. He has shared events from his life that most people would try to keep secret. He has told of having a violent temper, of trying to stab another youth, of trying to strike his mother in the head with a hammer.
Apparently, CNN doesn’t believe him.
They have launched a full investigation in attempting to find corroboration. They have failed to find anyone from Carson’s youth to corroborate the claims. Of course, CNN is not the FBI and Carson is refusing to name the people involved in order to respect their privacy. On Thursday night, he appeared on Megyn Kelly’s Fox News show and stated that one of the persons was a close relative, that he had asked the relative whether he wanted to go public, and that the relative did not care to do so.
Yet, CNN is determined to get to the bottom of this all. Wolf Blitzer is hunkered down in his Situation Room, Brooke Baldwin is asking questions, reporters are running all over Detroit, but nobody can crack the case.
Yet, this same CNN is not much interested in investigating Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Or her actions before, during and after Benghazi.
Or who came up with the idea of using the anti-Islam video as the reason behind the attack.
Or the financial dealings of the Clinton Foundation.
Or the $700,000 speeches Bill Clinton is giving to people who wanted favors from the State Department while his erstwhile wife was secretary of state.
Or whether she has committed perjury before the select committee investigating Benghazi.
No. CNN would rather devote their resources and send their reporters to Detroit to find out whether Ben Carson, in fact, assaulted people as a kid-as he admits.
Is there any doubt that the mainstream media is biased? This is American journalism today. It is agenda-driven. I would say that this would make Pravda proud. Except that Pravda never had to investigate opposition parties.
‘They have anti-tank weapons and missiles that we gave them’
BY STEVE WATSON
Presidential candidate Rand Paul has urged voters to look to where ISIS is getting it’s weapons from to understand the monumental problem the US is facilitating in Syria and beyond.
Speaking with Ed Berliner of Newsmax, paul stated “Most of these people do not have the sophistication to make arms so they get the arms from other folks.”
“Right now ISIS has a billion dollars’ worth of U.S. Humvees, they have a billion dollars in cash they stole from us and they pay their soldiers with but they have anti-tank weapons and missiles they fire from the shoulder that were basically given to people in the Syrian civil war and taken by ISIS.”
“So really if we don’t want weapons to get into the hands of folks, we should be very careful about who we give the weapons to,” the Senator stated.
Paul then elaborated by noting that during the Libyan civil war, 15,000 shoulder-to-air missiles made by the United States went missing.
“That’s why there is a concern that airliners might be taken down by shoulder-to-air missiles.” Paul noted.
“That might be a good reason for why we should’ve thought long and hard before we agreed with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to get involved in a war in Libya,” the Libertarian leaning candidate said.
Paul also noted that the CIA played a major role in arming rebels with shoulder-fired missiles.
“The CIA annex that they won’t talk about and they won’t tell you what they were doing there when the Ambassador was killed, was supposedly trying to pick up some of those weapons.” Paul said, adding that the weapons most likely ended up in Syria.
Paul also said that the current policy of siding with al-Qaeda linked rebels in Syria against President Bashar Assad will only lead to chaos as it did in Iraq and Libya.
As Infowars has tirelessly documented, US weapons have fallen into ISIS hands time and time again and bolstered the terror group via the insane policy of arming and training so called ‘moderate rebels’ in Libya, Syria and Iraq.
The CIA has shipped weapons to al-Qaeda affiliated groups in Syria since at least 2012, a fact reported by The New York Times.
Up until late 2014, the US still claimed it was arming “moderate” mercenaries in Syria to fight against ISIS and the al-Assad government in Damascus despite the fact there are no longer any moderate forces active.
Whether you believe this or not, it is clear that the terror group already have US weapons. It’s a policy that dates back decades, and has always ended in chaos and what the CIA has termed “blowback”.
BY ZEKE J. MILLER
ATTEMPT TO AVOID ALIENATING SWING VOTERS
The Republican National Committee finalized plans Friday to seize control of GOP’s presidential primary debates, threatening sanctions against any candidate that participates in any unauthorized debates.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus announced a 13-member committee of Republican officials who will set rules for the GOP’s debates during the 2016 cycle, including selecting venues, debate partners, and even moderators. The committee will be led by Priebus ally Steve Duprey of New Hampshire, who was close to both Mitt Romney and John McCain. The committee is dominated by Priebus loyalists.
“Our debates will be good for our candidates and for voters—not a field day for the media,” Priebus told members of the RNC on Friday in Chicago, shortly before the party approved its final rules for the 2016 presidential nomination fight.
The committee’s formation is a response to the nearly 20 primary debates held during the 2012 cycle, including two New Hampshire debates within 16 hours in January 2012. The committee will meet for the first time Friday afternoon, but many items on its agenda are already in motion. The committee, party insiders said, will likely set eight or nine primary debates for the 2016 cycle, with no more than one in each early-voting state. The debates will be spaced evenly throughout the cycle.
Republicans are hoping to keep the debates from focusing on issues that could alienate the party’s eventual nominee from swing voters, especially some social issues. And GOP officials are still fuming over the second general election presidential debate in 2012, during which CNN anchor Candy Crowley challenged Romney’s critique of President Barack Obama’s response to the Benghazi attacks. The committee is empowered to negotiate with media outlets over the timing and selection of moderators for the debates, demands that are likely to be met with hostility by many outlets. Some Republicans have suggested that some debates could be moderated by partisans, in a bid to make the debates more friendly to their candidates.
Any candidate who participates in a debate that is unsanctioned by the RNC’s committee will be barred from appearing in any of the authorized debates, according to the party’s rules.
The RNC debate committee has yet to determine the qualification standards for candidates to earn a spot on the stage.