President Donald Trump made an unscheduled and unannounced trip to Dover Air Base to honor fallen Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens. Owens was the first military casualty since President Trump was sworn into office.
President Trump’s trip to Delaware’s Dover Air Base was shrouded in secrecy. It was not on the president’s daily schedule. A small group of journalists traveled with Trump on the condition that the visit was not reported until his arrival. He was joined by his daughter, Ivanka.
Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens, 36, of Peoria, Ill was killed during a raid on an al-Qaeda camp in Yemen on Saturday. Owens’ family is said to have asked that his return be kept private.
A recipient of two bronze stars, a Joint Service Commendation and an Afghanistan Campaign Medal, among others, Owens joined the Navy in 1998 and received his special warfare training in Coronado, California.
In a statement following his death, the Navy Special Command called Owens a “devoted father, a true professional and a wonderful husband.”
Trump spoke with the grieving family over the phone offering his “sincerest condolences” to Owens’ wife, his father and their three children, according to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday. Owens was also praised by Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
It appears that the info on the raid was leaked:
I fully expect Genera Mattis to find out how this happened and that some heads will roll!!!!
yep so far so good as far as I see. No one seems to recall Obama banning Iraqis in 2011 and i do not recall lawsuits or
protests............................I hope Trump ends our UN involvement; rids us of common core and thank God is putting up
the border wall. Now he needs to de-fund sanctuary cities
i would like to see real Ohitlercare repeal but i know that traitors Ryan and McConnell the spineless jellyfish they are are
probably not going to go thru w/the whole repeal they may keep some parts of this horror when the fed govt has zero right
to make you buy anything or tax you if you do not purchase it. The many spineless republicans have no guts to tear it
apart. Sen Rand Pauls idea is great they need to take it and run w/it.
And no more government funding to colleges and universities that also offer sanctuary to illegals. Just watched SOS Tillerson's initial speech, which was great. Now time for T Rex to clean house!
Link to T Rex address - he begins speaking at the 22:30 mark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4qkkOMX6fg
It is not the lack of guts - it is the fear of losing their campaign finance stream. Haven't seen Rand's plan yet - will check it out.
Fox's Catherine Herridge interviews DHS Secretary: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/02/02/dhs-secretary-borde...
Different Americans are seeing the fight over Trump’s executive order on immigration through very different eyes. And although this is a big topic – the different eyes, more than the immigration order – involving far too much to put in one post, I want to get a shot across the bow on this one.
On one side of the divide, there are the people who are waiting for the stately, predictable kabuki dance of political rhetoric and media coverage to function as their minds say it’s supposed to. It’s a familiar convention we have lived by for the last 80 years. For these people – many of them goodhearted and intelligent – it is actively distressing that the kabuki dance isn’t proceeding as they expect. Their eyes see disruption and unexpectedness, and it’s throwing them for a loop.
On the other side of the divide are the Trump voters. Unlike the distressed people, the Trump voters cut their mental ties with the kabuki dance months or even years ago. They see that the mainstream media are in charge of the dance, and that there is no winning role in it for anyone who represents their interests. So the Trump voters have a different set of expectations. They’re not looking for the same clues that things are going well, or poorly.
And that’s why they’re not impressed by how affronted the kabuki dancers are about Trump’s cowboy posse, which is now on the move in the realm of action – not scripted gestures – and is making things happen, offstage.
To the kabuki dance, all real action – surprise, improvisation, material changes of circumstance, even just moving around offstage – looks like an out-of-control mess.
But it doesn’t look like a mess to the cowboy posse. It looks like a campaign in progress. A campaign always has to fight for gains and deal with obstacles. It’s dynamic, an ever-shifting interplay of tensions and momentum whose outcome is not predetermined. Obstacles and fights aren’t evidence that something is wrong – they’re evidence that something is happening.
The political kabuki dance, by contrast, is heavily pre-scripted, and has been used in recent decades mostly to prevent anything from happening.
In fact, the mainstream media at the moment are struggling with all their might to impose the restrictive choreography of the kabuki dance on the unchoreographed movements of the Trump administration.
The Trump administration isn’t fighting back ineffectually from an assigned position on the kabuki stage, using the forms of kabuki. It’s cowboying, not dancing. It’s operating in a different plane, making real things happen.
More proof that President Trump is playing chess (and masterfully so) vs. the checkers being played by the howling progressive monkeys! 'Tis wonderful to see - the longer they underestimate him the better!
"A document from the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) indicates that Donald Trump took steps last week to outmaneuver nonprofit organizations, leaving them unable to officially campaign against him over the next few years of his Presidency.
Filed on January 20th, 2017, the letter states that, while not an official announcement for reelection, Donald Trump has filed an FEC Form 2 in order to "ensure compliance with the Federal Election Campaign Act." This is an unprecedented, although legal, move for the President to make. Barack Obama did not file for his 2012 re-election bid until April 2011. Having filed (even if not formally announcing a bid) as a candidate, Trump would be able to coordinate with PACs and other similar organizations."
The Trump Way of War - unlike his predecessors, Trump is serious about winning....
"As David Horowitz warned in Big Agenda, despite the election of Donald Trump “there are many battles to come.” One of the most important will take place in the CIA, now headed by Kansas Republican Mike Pompeo. He faces damage left by outgoing CIA boss John Brennan, who never should have had that job or any intelligence post, not even to make coffee."
On President Trump and the press:
"In the meantime, I advise you to insert the word "not" in any story you read or hear or see from the mainstream media -- they’re just rattling their cups and wailing."