Day: November 24, 2017

Trump Keeping His Word on H-1B Work Visas


The pro-immigration lawyers are apoplectic, which is always a sign for celebration. As in other Trump achievements during his first year, the President is accomplishing a cutback on foreign tech workers displacing Americans entirely on his own. The Republican Congress remains stubbornly opposed to the immigration restrictions Republican voters want.  

The main tool at President Trump’s disposal is the appointment of a new agency head, in this case Francis Cissna as director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), who came on board in October, followed in swift order by the novel idea of actually following the law and scrutinizing visa applications.

Unsurprisingly, the law calls for high-skilled visas for foreign workers to fill critical jobs. Instead, Silicon Valley and the Obama Administration abused the privilege and used it to import cheap STEM workers to replace higher-paid Americans.  H-1B visas are heavily used by outsourcing firms. First, they bring a worker here to be trained by skilled Americans. Then they shut down the American facility and outsource the jobs to India. Not a nice policy for the U.S. government to actively support.

Wages in the IT industry rose rapidly throughout the 1990s, but have been essentially flat or declining in the past decade, which coincides with the rising number of guest workers on temporary visas.


(snip) Companies so routinely evade protections in the visa system designed to prevent displacement of American citizens that immigration lawyers have produced videos about how it is done. For instance, tech companies that import temporary workers, mainly recent graduates from India, commonly discard more expensive, experienced employees in their late 30s or early 40s, often forcing them, as Ron Hira and other labor-force researchers note, to train their replacements as they exit. Age discrimination, Hira says, is “an open secret” in the tech world.

Controlling the abuse of H1-B visas is a core part of Trump’s agenda to bring jobs of American companies back home.

Outsourcing companies use the temporary visas to bring workers to the US to learn the jobs that the client company is planning to move to temp workers’ home country. The 10 firms with the largest number of H-1B visas, the most common visa for high-skill workers, are all in the business of shipping work overseas, and former Indian commerce minister Kamil Nath famously labeled the H-1B “the outsourcing visa.”


These practices have helped to reduce incomes and career prospects in STEM fields drastically enough to produce what UC Davis’s Norman Matloff calls “an internal brain drain” of talented Americans to other, more promising career opportunities such as Wall Street, healthcare, or patent law.

Under Trump, our immigration agency is doing its job, to protect American jobs.  More than a quarter of the applications are being sent back for further proof of necessity.  Most of the refused visas are for programming jobs at the low end of the pay scale, unlikely to be critical skills Americans can’t supply.

More immigration restrictions are expected soon. Obama’s Immigration service automatically granted wives of H-1B visas the right to work here, taking American jobs. That regulation was challenged in court, and the Trump DOJ is expected to drop the defense and allow it to become illegal. 

Obama also instituted a program giving green cards to every foreign graduate of an American college with a master’s or PhD in a STEM field — even though hundreds of thousands of STEM graduates are unemployed or underemployed, and are being forced to leave science and engineering fields.

The Wall Street Journal:

Two big regulatory changes are looming that would undo actions by the Obama administration that eased the way for high-skilled foreign workers…  the Optional Practical Training program, which allows foreign graduates from U.S. colleges in science and technology an extra two years of work authorization, giving them time to win an H-1B visa. The Trump administration could kill that benefit or reduce the two-year window, according to people familiar with the discussions.

Including subcategories, we have 185 different visa programs, a rich field for abusing the law and American workers by large multinational and IT firms. 

Another section of the swamp is being drained, one destructive regulation at a time.

The pro-immigration lawyers are apoplectic, which is always a sign for celebration. As in other Trump achievements during his first year, the President is accomplishing a cutback on foreign tech workers displacing Americans entirely on his own. The Republican Congress remains stubbornly opposed to the immigration restrictions Republican voters want.  

The main tool at President Trump’s disposal is the appointment of a new agency head, in this case Francis Cissna as director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), who came on board in October, followed in swift order by the novel idea of actually following the law and scrutinizing visa applications.

Unsurprisingly, the law calls for high-skilled visas for foreign workers to fill critical jobs. Instead, Silicon Valley and the Obama Administration abused the privilege and used it to import cheap STEM workers to replace higher-paid Americans.  H-1B visas are heavily used by outsourcing firms. First, they bring a worker here to be trained by skilled Americans. Then they shut down the American facility and outsource the jobs to India. Not a nice policy for the U.S. government to actively support.

Wages in the IT industry rose rapidly throughout the 1990s, but have been essentially flat or declining in the past decade, which coincides with the rising number of guest workers on temporary visas.


(snip) Companies so routinely evade protections in the visa system designed to prevent displacement of American citizens that immigration lawyers have produced videos about how it is done. For instance, tech companies that import temporary workers, mainly recent graduates from India, commonly discard more expensive, experienced employees in their late 30s or early 40s, often forcing them, as Ron Hira and other labor-force researchers note, to train their replacements as they exit. Age discrimination, Hira says, is “an open secret” in the tech world.

Controlling the abuse of H1-B visas is a core part of Trump’s agenda to bring jobs of American companies back home.

Outsourcing companies use the temporary visas to bring workers to the US to learn the jobs that the client company is planning to move to temp workers’ home country. The 10 firms with the largest number of H-1B visas, the most common visa for high-skill workers, are all in the business of shipping work overseas, and former Indian commerce minister Kamil Nath famously labeled the H-1B “the outsourcing visa.”


These practices have helped to reduce incomes and career prospects in STEM fields drastically enough to produce what UC Davis’s Norman Matloff calls “an internal brain drain” of talented Americans to other, more promising career opportunities such as Wall Street, healthcare, or patent law.

Under Trump, our immigration agency is doing its job, to protect American jobs.  More than a quarter of the applications are being sent back for further proof of necessity.  Most of the refused visas are for programming jobs at the low end of the pay scale, unlikely to be critical skills Americans can’t supply.

More immigration restrictions are expected soon. Obama’s Immigration service automatically granted wives of H-1B visas the right to work here, taking American jobs. That regulation was challenged in court, and the Trump DOJ is expected to drop the defense and allow it to become illegal. 

Obama also instituted a program giving green cards to every foreign graduate of an American college with a master’s or PhD in a STEM field — even though hundreds of thousands of STEM graduates are unemployed or underemployed, and are being forced to leave science and engineering fields.

The Wall Street Journal:

Two big regulatory changes are looming that would undo actions by the Obama administration that eased the way for high-skilled foreign workers…  the Optional Practical Training program, which allows foreign graduates from U.S. colleges in science and technology an extra two years of work authorization, giving them time to win an H-1B visa. The Trump administration could kill that benefit or reduce the two-year window, according to people familiar with the discussions.

Including subcategories, we have 185 different visa programs, a rich field for abusing the law and American workers by large multinational and IT firms. 

Another section of the swamp is being drained, one destructive regulation at a time.



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Is It Goodbye to Good Friday in Northern Ireland?


All or nothing at all — three-quarters of a country never appealed to him, nor did the idea of a political entity called Northern Ireland that was created in 1920, comprising the six northeastern counties of Ireland in the province of Ulster. Gerry Adams is still adamant about the need for a united Ireland. As a political entity, the Republic of Ireland, first called the Irish Free State, was created in 1922. On November 18, 2017 the 69-year-old Adams, president since 1983 of Sinn Fein, the left-wing political party, announced that it was time for a change and that he would not run for another term in 2018, or seek re-election to the parliament of the Republic of Ireland, the Dail Eirean, which he represented in the border constituency of Louch.

Adams has been the dominant person in Irish republican politics for over 30 years, an individual whose activity made Sinn Fein, founded in 1905, a political force and a dominant group in the republican movement. He has been a major political figure, among other things an MP in the British Parliament for the constituency of West Belfast for a number of years. However, like his party colleagues he was an absentee from Westminster, unwilling to take his seat in order to avoid the obligatory House of Commons oath of loyalty to the Queen.

The essential controversial aspect of the complex Adams is the amnesia about his membership, role, and indeed leadership of the IRA, the Irish Republican Army. He had entered politics to defend the Catholic minority in Northern Ireland from discrimination and attacks by Loyalist extremists, as did other Catholic republicans concerned with discrimination in employment, housing, and police actions. His introduction was the civil rights march in Londonderry (Derry to the republicans) on October 5, 1968. But this led to his membership in the IRA, which he never admitted, and whose actions he never condemned.

Ambiguity surrounds him. Is Adams to be regarded as a terrorist or helpful in peacemaking? At the core of the problem is his denial, against the opinion of unprejudiced people, that he was a member of the IRA. His father was an IRA member who was jailed for eight years for his activity in an ambush. Adams may, probably, have joined the IRA in the 1960s and became its commander. The armed wing of the IRA, the Provisionals, was a violent group to which 1800 deaths are attributed between 1970 and 1997.  

It is almost certain Adams was a member of the IRA Army Council and was involved in the July 1972 Bloody Friday events when the IRA set off 26 bombs in and around Belfast. In recent years, Adams was accused of taking part, indeed ordering, in December 1972 the execution of a woman wrongly accused of being a police informer; her body was not found until 2003.

It is worthwhile to compare Adams with his longtime associate Martin McGuiness, an acknowledged proud member of IRA, who admitted his role, and who renounced terrorism and became the chief negotiator for Sinn Fein in peace talks.

McGuiness is assumed to have been the IRA chief of staff., and the second in command of the 1972 Bloody Sunday massacre in Londonderry. But he became minister of education between 1999-2002 in the power-sharing arrangement, and on May 8, 2007 became deputy first minister, under Ian Paisley, his former rival, the loyalist politician, Protestant religious leader, and founder of the Democratic Unionist Party, DUP.

On an historic occasion McGuiness met Queen Elizabeth and exchanged handshakes, a highly symbolic union of nationalists and unionists. He even toasted the Queen at Windsor Castle. He was admitted to President Obama’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration, while Adams was not, for “security” reasons.

But the legacy of Gerry Adams remains, and the future of Northern Ireland remains unresolved. The republicans, mostly Catholic, primarily want to be part of the Republic of Ireland though the conflict is basically territorial, not religious.

The Northern Ireland entity functioned as a self-governing region of the United Kingdom, with headquarters at Stormont, outside of Belfast, and controlled by Protestant Unionists who did not want to be part of a self-ruled Ireland. Violence occurred, with over 3,500 killed and more than 50,000 injured over the 30-year period known as the time of Troubles. It was the multilateral Belfast Agreement, Good Friday April 10, 1998, that set up a devolved system of government and introduced power sharing in Belfast. The coalition between the two groups ended in January 2017, when the chief nationalist group, Sinn Fein, withdrew from the coalition. effectively bringing government to a standstill.

Can peace come and the coalition be restored? Sinn Fein is now the largest left-wing party in the Republic of Ireland, with 23 of the 158 seats, and the largest national party in the Northern Ireland Assembly with 27 of 90 seats. If love is not present, can hatred be ended between the two sides? As Adams is departing his party leadership, Sinn Fein appears to have increased its demands, especially for the use of the Irish language to be given the same legal status as English and to legislate same-sex marriages.

The Troubles of the late 20th century seemed to be over after the 3,500 killed between 1968 and 1998. The essential problem is whether Sinn Fein nationalists can return to support power sharing, or whether the problems of culture and identity will continue. Will Sinn Fein still honor the memory of the IRA, and continue to commemorate IRA members killed in conflict? The answer is made more uncertain because the whole issue is interrelated with the problem of Brexit in Britain and the likelihood that the citizens of the Republic of Ireland would have to pay higher taxes if it absorbed the northern six counties. 

All or nothing at all — three-quarters of a country never appealed to him, nor did the idea of a political entity called Northern Ireland that was created in 1920, comprising the six northeastern counties of Ireland in the province of Ulster. Gerry Adams is still adamant about the need for a united Ireland. As a political entity, the Republic of Ireland, first called the Irish Free State, was created in 1922. On November 18, 2017 the 69-year-old Adams, president since 1983 of Sinn Fein, the left-wing political party, announced that it was time for a change and that he would not run for another term in 2018, or seek re-election to the parliament of the Republic of Ireland, the Dail Eirean, which he represented in the border constituency of Louch.

Adams has been the dominant person in Irish republican politics for over 30 years, an individual whose activity made Sinn Fein, founded in 1905, a political force and a dominant group in the republican movement. He has been a major political figure, among other things an MP in the British Parliament for the constituency of West Belfast for a number of years. However, like his party colleagues he was an absentee from Westminster, unwilling to take his seat in order to avoid the obligatory House of Commons oath of loyalty to the Queen.

The essential controversial aspect of the complex Adams is the amnesia about his membership, role, and indeed leadership of the IRA, the Irish Republican Army. He had entered politics to defend the Catholic minority in Northern Ireland from discrimination and attacks by Loyalist extremists, as did other Catholic republicans concerned with discrimination in employment, housing, and police actions. His introduction was the civil rights march in Londonderry (Derry to the republicans) on October 5, 1968. But this led to his membership in the IRA, which he never admitted, and whose actions he never condemned.

Ambiguity surrounds him. Is Adams to be regarded as a terrorist or helpful in peacemaking? At the core of the problem is his denial, against the opinion of unprejudiced people, that he was a member of the IRA. His father was an IRA member who was jailed for eight years for his activity in an ambush. Adams may, probably, have joined the IRA in the 1960s and became its commander. The armed wing of the IRA, the Provisionals, was a violent group to which 1800 deaths are attributed between 1970 and 1997.  

It is almost certain Adams was a member of the IRA Army Council and was involved in the July 1972 Bloody Friday events when the IRA set off 26 bombs in and around Belfast. In recent years, Adams was accused of taking part, indeed ordering, in December 1972 the execution of a woman wrongly accused of being a police informer; her body was not found until 2003.

It is worthwhile to compare Adams with his longtime associate Martin McGuiness, an acknowledged proud member of IRA, who admitted his role, and who renounced terrorism and became the chief negotiator for Sinn Fein in peace talks.

McGuiness is assumed to have been the IRA chief of staff., and the second in command of the 1972 Bloody Sunday massacre in Londonderry. But he became minister of education between 1999-2002 in the power-sharing arrangement, and on May 8, 2007 became deputy first minister, under Ian Paisley, his former rival, the loyalist politician, Protestant religious leader, and founder of the Democratic Unionist Party, DUP.

On an historic occasion McGuiness met Queen Elizabeth and exchanged handshakes, a highly symbolic union of nationalists and unionists. He even toasted the Queen at Windsor Castle. He was admitted to President Obama’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration, while Adams was not, for “security” reasons.

But the legacy of Gerry Adams remains, and the future of Northern Ireland remains unresolved. The republicans, mostly Catholic, primarily want to be part of the Republic of Ireland though the conflict is basically territorial, not religious.

The Northern Ireland entity functioned as a self-governing region of the United Kingdom, with headquarters at Stormont, outside of Belfast, and controlled by Protestant Unionists who did not want to be part of a self-ruled Ireland. Violence occurred, with over 3,500 killed and more than 50,000 injured over the 30-year period known as the time of Troubles. It was the multilateral Belfast Agreement, Good Friday April 10, 1998, that set up a devolved system of government and introduced power sharing in Belfast. The coalition between the two groups ended in January 2017, when the chief nationalist group, Sinn Fein, withdrew from the coalition. effectively bringing government to a standstill.

Can peace come and the coalition be restored? Sinn Fein is now the largest left-wing party in the Republic of Ireland, with 23 of the 158 seats, and the largest national party in the Northern Ireland Assembly with 27 of 90 seats. If love is not present, can hatred be ended between the two sides? As Adams is departing his party leadership, Sinn Fein appears to have increased its demands, especially for the use of the Irish language to be given the same legal status as English and to legislate same-sex marriages.

The Troubles of the late 20th century seemed to be over after the 3,500 killed between 1968 and 1998. The essential problem is whether Sinn Fein nationalists can return to support power sharing, or whether the problems of culture and identity will continue. Will Sinn Fein still honor the memory of the IRA, and continue to commemorate IRA members killed in conflict? The answer is made more uncertain because the whole issue is interrelated with the problem of Brexit in Britain and the likelihood that the citizens of the Republic of Ireland would have to pay higher taxes if it absorbed the northern six counties. 



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'Special Counsel' Mueller Is Guilty of Misconduct and Must Resign


Professor Dershowitz points out that Trump may be guilty of sins “but not crimes.”  Well, if POTUS Trump is a sinner, I hope the Lord forgives him, along with the rest of us.  But if all sinners went to Hell, there would be no room for the rest of us. 

The case against Bob Mueller and his squad of Democrat witch-hunters is much stronger than merely fraud against the taxpayer.  Purely politically motivated persecutions under color of law are major violations of the United States Constitution and English Common Law, from which our everyday laws are largely derived.  In civilized legal codes, persecutions of designated witches under color of law (any law they can find or make up) are strictly forbidden and should be punished by ABA disbarment, imprisonment, and perhaps confiscation of ill gotten gains.  This would include every single taxpayer penny spent on this enormous hoax.

This is the problem that faced the Vatican Office of the Inquisition in the 19th century, when Vatican cardinals began to wonder if burning Catholic heretics was still trendy.  In Massachusetts, the Puritan divines stopped ordering scarlet letters for women accused of adultery.  And with the rise of the political Enlightenment and the Constitution, scapegoating went out of fashion in civilized circles, with the exception of KKK lynchings in the South and numerous mobs aimed at victims of agitprop in Marxist and Hitlerite parts of the world. 

So here’s Bob Mueller’s big, big problem. 

Byron York, one of the best conservative reporters, has leaked a guvmint confession that, just as you thought, the FBI “was never able to verify” the infamous Moscow pee-pee report that triggered the totally phony campaign against Donald J. Trump.  “The FBI was never able to verify” is an admission against interest, as they say in the legal game, meaning “Oops!  The prosecution doesn’t have a case!”  It is indeed a confession of criminal prosecutorial misconduct, and all the perverters of justice in the FBI and DOJ have violated their oath of office and must resign.  Or go to prison.  Or both. 

In other words, the FBI and those phony intelligence agencies that dropped malicious disinformation to start the political wildfire of Trump-Putin misconduct were spreading lies, lies, lies.  In a just world, the accusers would be standing in the dock, wearing fireproof clothing to get ready for the witch’s pyre. 

Unfortunately, once the special prosecutor is launched, backed by the U.S. guvmint, he can never confess to being wrong.  This is why the U.S. Constitution makes no provision for witch-hunters in the first place. 

Don’t forget that the Founders saw the French Revolution (from a distance) and knew that the French aristocrats who were guillotined to delight the sans-culottes were not found guilty by any rational means after due process.  Nope, they were just head-chopped to satisfy the bloodthirsty mobs in Paris, and that stopped only when Napoleon started to shoot down the mobs.  Napoleon shot and hung the biggest perps and then crowned himself emperor.  The founders, on the other hand, had tried to write a Constitution to avoid that whole slew of disasters. 

Now, Byron York’s report that “the FBI has been unable to verify” the pee-pee dossier is a serious problem for that ugly pimple on the US Constitution called the “special counsel” or the “special prosecutor.” 

The special prosecutor is a made-up critter who violates all the principles of justice, fairness, and the Constitution.  It was created by legislative fiat and never reviewed by the Supremes, who just danced around it to avoid the heat of controversy.  Let’s face it: the Roberts Court is not the most heroic court of justice in U.S. history. 

But now Robert Mueller and his gang of witch-hunters have spent a year and wasted vast amounts of your money pursuing a mirage – while they’ve also been illegally feeding red meat to a media whose members have lost their senses in a classical scapegoating campaign.  Shakespeare wrote about it in “Julius Caesar,” Plato and Cicero wrote about it, and the Scriptures cover it.  Hammurabi wrote about it.  None of them approved of mob “justice.”

The tradition of secret prosecutorial leaking to the liberal media was started by Counsel Sam Dash of the Senate Watergate Committee, who kept the hungry sharks and hyenas fed with Nixon tidbits while swearing up and down that he was doing no such thing. 

So what’s Bob Mueller to do?  Byron York just leaked his confession that the case against Trump is completely, you might say, trumped up.  There’s nothing there – zilch, zero, nada – and the truth is that the whole Washington mob that ate up the “dossier” before it was made public, to satisfy their crazed hatred of Trump, also knew that it was a crock.  The now infamous MI6 spook Chris Steele must have known that the peeing prostitutes in Moscow were a crock, or he would have demanded video evidence.  Mueller, Comey, Clapper, Brennan, and all the Obamanoids of yesteryear also knew.  The NYT-WaPo knew.  Any sane conservatives keeping track knew.  The Russians, Chinese, and Slovaks knew.  Heck, even the corruptocrats of the United Nations knew it, but then that’s their warped sense of due process anyway. 

Mueller and his hot-breathing persecutors are doing Gestapo-style early-morning FBI raids on Paul Manafort and his wife, in their holy zeal to find a victim, any victim, for sheer suspicion of misconduct, with charges to be made up as an afterthought. 

This violates the U.S. Constitution’s prohibition against ex post facto laws and Bills of Attainder, which are basically phony laws made up long after the perp is known to be innocent.  Martha Stewart and Scooter Libby are classical victims of ex post facto “laws,” and somebody in Trump’s orbit is now being tortured (if only by punitive costs and public shaming) because Bob Mueller’s job is to find a scapegoat, any scapegoat.  After promising a satisfying revenge to the Hillary die-hards, the liberals are afraid of their own running mob and need a bleeding carcass for the happy ending. 

Got that?  Bob Mueller and the posse are deathly afraid of their own mob, because if they come back without a victim, their own mob is going to turn against them.  And they’ll never be invited to those D.C. cocktail parties again. 

That’s Mueller’s problem. 

The obvious answer is to go back to the Bible, the Book of Leviticus, which provides for two sacrificial goats – one for God and one for Azazel, to be sacrificed by being thrown into the Valley of Hinom.  The bad goat would bear all the sins of the people, who could then face a new year of sinning without guilt.  It was a get out of jail free card. 

The Democrats and their fellow primitives want blood, and the solution of the Hebrew Bible was to give them a consolation prize, a sacrificial goat killed in the name of Azazel.  That would solve Bob Mueller’s  problem today, and it would satisfy the NYT-WaPo as long as they got the front seat at the sacrifice.  Under the relatively humane rules of Kosher animal slaughter, it wouldn’t hurt the goats much more than the electrical stunning slaughterhouses use today. 

The special prosecutor statute is invoked by the NYT-WaPo Axis of Evil, the Democrats, and the monsters of the deep only when they hate a president to death.  How’s that for constitutional law?  It applies only to folks like Nixon, George W., and Donald J. Trump.  These duly elected Republican presidents are nailed on the cross for the rock-hard faith of the media-Democrats-mad left that POTUS has committed crimes – without due process of law, needless to say. 

The special prosecutor is a run around the Constitution, and it suggests to sane observers that the Supreme Court can no longer limit itself to reviewing challenges to existing statutes and madcap regulations.  The Supreme Court must conduct a regular review of all federal statutes and regulations that are plainly unconstitutional and present them to Congress for reversal. 

All it requires is a constitutional amendment, since the current role of the Supremes was just a decision by John C. Marshall that was never in the Constitution in the first place.  The new Amendment should abolish special prosecutors and other witch-hunting aberrations of constitutional principles forever.  They are an offense to common sense, a reversion to lynch mob law, as Clarence Thomas so famously said when the electronic lynch mob went after his nomination. 

So now we know beyond a reasonable doubt that Bob Mueller is guilty, guilty, guilty. 

Do you want a scapegoat?  Here’s one that’s clearly guilty. 

What’s a witch-hunter to do when there’s no witch, and witchcraft itself turns out to be imaginary?  When even the latest accusation against the biggest scapegoat of the house is a crock?

Alan Dershowitz, a liberal in good standing with occasional fits of constitutional sanity, has called on Bob Mueller, aka “The Special Prosecutor,” to resign, ’cause there’s no there there. 

Professor Dershowitz points out that Trump may be guilty of sins “but not crimes.”  Well, if POTUS Trump is a sinner, I hope the Lord forgives him, along with the rest of us.  But if all sinners went to Hell, there would be no room for the rest of us. 

The case against Bob Mueller and his squad of Democrat witch-hunters is much stronger than merely fraud against the taxpayer.  Purely politically motivated persecutions under color of law are major violations of the United States Constitution and English Common Law, from which our everyday laws are largely derived.  In civilized legal codes, persecutions of designated witches under color of law (any law they can find or make up) are strictly forbidden and should be punished by ABA disbarment, imprisonment, and perhaps confiscation of ill gotten gains.  This would include every single taxpayer penny spent on this enormous hoax.

This is the problem that faced the Vatican Office of the Inquisition in the 19th century, when Vatican cardinals began to wonder if burning Catholic heretics was still trendy.  In Massachusetts, the Puritan divines stopped ordering scarlet letters for women accused of adultery.  And with the rise of the political Enlightenment and the Constitution, scapegoating went out of fashion in civilized circles, with the exception of KKK lynchings in the South and numerous mobs aimed at victims of agitprop in Marxist and Hitlerite parts of the world. 

So here’s Bob Mueller’s big, big problem. 

Byron York, one of the best conservative reporters, has leaked a guvmint confession that, just as you thought, the FBI “was never able to verify” the infamous Moscow pee-pee report that triggered the totally phony campaign against Donald J. Trump.  “The FBI was never able to verify” is an admission against interest, as they say in the legal game, meaning “Oops!  The prosecution doesn’t have a case!”  It is indeed a confession of criminal prosecutorial misconduct, and all the perverters of justice in the FBI and DOJ have violated their oath of office and must resign.  Or go to prison.  Or both. 

In other words, the FBI and those phony intelligence agencies that dropped malicious disinformation to start the political wildfire of Trump-Putin misconduct were spreading lies, lies, lies.  In a just world, the accusers would be standing in the dock, wearing fireproof clothing to get ready for the witch’s pyre. 

Unfortunately, once the special prosecutor is launched, backed by the U.S. guvmint, he can never confess to being wrong.  This is why the U.S. Constitution makes no provision for witch-hunters in the first place. 

Don’t forget that the Founders saw the French Revolution (from a distance) and knew that the French aristocrats who were guillotined to delight the sans-culottes were not found guilty by any rational means after due process.  Nope, they were just head-chopped to satisfy the bloodthirsty mobs in Paris, and that stopped only when Napoleon started to shoot down the mobs.  Napoleon shot and hung the biggest perps and then crowned himself emperor.  The founders, on the other hand, had tried to write a Constitution to avoid that whole slew of disasters. 

Now, Byron York’s report that “the FBI has been unable to verify” the pee-pee dossier is a serious problem for that ugly pimple on the US Constitution called the “special counsel” or the “special prosecutor.” 

The special prosecutor is a made-up critter who violates all the principles of justice, fairness, and the Constitution.  It was created by legislative fiat and never reviewed by the Supremes, who just danced around it to avoid the heat of controversy.  Let’s face it: the Roberts Court is not the most heroic court of justice in U.S. history. 

But now Robert Mueller and his gang of witch-hunters have spent a year and wasted vast amounts of your money pursuing a mirage – while they’ve also been illegally feeding red meat to a media whose members have lost their senses in a classical scapegoating campaign.  Shakespeare wrote about it in “Julius Caesar,” Plato and Cicero wrote about it, and the Scriptures cover it.  Hammurabi wrote about it.  None of them approved of mob “justice.”

The tradition of secret prosecutorial leaking to the liberal media was started by Counsel Sam Dash of the Senate Watergate Committee, who kept the hungry sharks and hyenas fed with Nixon tidbits while swearing up and down that he was doing no such thing. 

So what’s Bob Mueller to do?  Byron York just leaked his confession that the case against Trump is completely, you might say, trumped up.  There’s nothing there – zilch, zero, nada – and the truth is that the whole Washington mob that ate up the “dossier” before it was made public, to satisfy their crazed hatred of Trump, also knew that it was a crock.  The now infamous MI6 spook Chris Steele must have known that the peeing prostitutes in Moscow were a crock, or he would have demanded video evidence.  Mueller, Comey, Clapper, Brennan, and all the Obamanoids of yesteryear also knew.  The NYT-WaPo knew.  Any sane conservatives keeping track knew.  The Russians, Chinese, and Slovaks knew.  Heck, even the corruptocrats of the United Nations knew it, but then that’s their warped sense of due process anyway. 

Mueller and his hot-breathing persecutors are doing Gestapo-style early-morning FBI raids on Paul Manafort and his wife, in their holy zeal to find a victim, any victim, for sheer suspicion of misconduct, with charges to be made up as an afterthought. 

This violates the U.S. Constitution’s prohibition against ex post facto laws and Bills of Attainder, which are basically phony laws made up long after the perp is known to be innocent.  Martha Stewart and Scooter Libby are classical victims of ex post facto “laws,” and somebody in Trump’s orbit is now being tortured (if only by punitive costs and public shaming) because Bob Mueller’s job is to find a scapegoat, any scapegoat.  After promising a satisfying revenge to the Hillary die-hards, the liberals are afraid of their own running mob and need a bleeding carcass for the happy ending. 

Got that?  Bob Mueller and the posse are deathly afraid of their own mob, because if they come back without a victim, their own mob is going to turn against them.  And they’ll never be invited to those D.C. cocktail parties again. 

That’s Mueller’s problem. 

The obvious answer is to go back to the Bible, the Book of Leviticus, which provides for two sacrificial goats – one for God and one for Azazel, to be sacrificed by being thrown into the Valley of Hinom.  The bad goat would bear all the sins of the people, who could then face a new year of sinning without guilt.  It was a get out of jail free card. 

The Democrats and their fellow primitives want blood, and the solution of the Hebrew Bible was to give them a consolation prize, a sacrificial goat killed in the name of Azazel.  That would solve Bob Mueller’s  problem today, and it would satisfy the NYT-WaPo as long as they got the front seat at the sacrifice.  Under the relatively humane rules of Kosher animal slaughter, it wouldn’t hurt the goats much more than the electrical stunning slaughterhouses use today. 

The special prosecutor statute is invoked by the NYT-WaPo Axis of Evil, the Democrats, and the monsters of the deep only when they hate a president to death.  How’s that for constitutional law?  It applies only to folks like Nixon, George W., and Donald J. Trump.  These duly elected Republican presidents are nailed on the cross for the rock-hard faith of the media-Democrats-mad left that POTUS has committed crimes – without due process of law, needless to say. 

The special prosecutor is a run around the Constitution, and it suggests to sane observers that the Supreme Court can no longer limit itself to reviewing challenges to existing statutes and madcap regulations.  The Supreme Court must conduct a regular review of all federal statutes and regulations that are plainly unconstitutional and present them to Congress for reversal. 

All it requires is a constitutional amendment, since the current role of the Supremes was just a decision by John C. Marshall that was never in the Constitution in the first place.  The new Amendment should abolish special prosecutors and other witch-hunting aberrations of constitutional principles forever.  They are an offense to common sense, a reversion to lynch mob law, as Clarence Thomas so famously said when the electronic lynch mob went after his nomination. 

So now we know beyond a reasonable doubt that Bob Mueller is guilty, guilty, guilty. 

Do you want a scapegoat?  Here’s one that’s clearly guilty. 



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Cuban War Crimes in Vietnam


The Cuban government is an oppressive regime known for its human rights violations. In late last year, sixteen American diplomats based at Havana’s U.S. Embassy, appear to have suffered traumatic brain injury caused by a subsonic attack. President Trump has gone on the record accusing the Cubans of responsibility for the attacks. But this is not the first time it has experimented on Americans.

As a former Marine, Mike Benge believes that there were seventeen Americans held in the Villa Marista prison and confirms that there were Cubans who tortured American POWs in Vietnam. In 1968, he worked for the Agency for International Development, serving as a civilian economic and community development advisor.

 

On January 28th Benge was captured by the North Vietnamese. He told American Thinker, “For five silent years I endured forced marches through South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, into North Vietnam. I was tortured by the hands of the Communists for my ‘bad attitude.’ While in captivity I was kept in solitary confinement for 27 months. At intervals I was forced to maintain a difficult position on my knees with my hands over my head for between 11 and 16 hours at a time. If I dropped my hands I was beaten. Although I was never beaten by the Cubans, nor was I a part of the Cuban program, I did witness nineteen American POW’s that I know of who were tortured by the Cubans in Hanoi during the Vietnam War.”

 
On November 4th, 1999 he testified before Congress that a team of interrogators, believed to be Cubans, brutally beat and tortured 19 American airmen, killing one in the prisoner of war camp known as `The Zoo,’ a name given by American POWs to describe the Cuban section of the Hanoi prison. Through the psychological experiments they attempted to test interrogation methods, to obtain absolute compliance and submission to captor demands, ultimately using them as propaganda. If the prisoners did not cooperate they were tortured physically and psychologically by ‘Fidel’, ‘Chico’, and ‘Pancho’ as the torturers were called.

The testimony of Jack Bomar concurs with this. He was a retired Air Force colonel who became “a graduate of the “Fidel” Program, Class of 1968 after being shot down in 1967. Bomar stated before the Committee, “`Fidel” used torture not for direct propaganda or antiwar statements as the Vietnamese did. He used torture to break us initially, and to control us and keep us right under his thumb so we would do what he wanted done. His brutal torture of Cobeil and Kasler was due mostly to his frustration and his inability to force his will on them. When he lost his temper, he was a complete madman.”

Through his research Mike discovered, “Upon their return to the U.S., the POW’s were told by the U.S. Government not to talk about the Cuba Program. Some of them resisted, as they had resisted ‘Fidel.’ and they broke silence. Regardless, the U.S. Government swept the Cuba Program under the rug. I began researching the Cuba Program and wrote a paper in 1996 for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Alliance of Families. I found intelligence intercepts that that Cubans were guarding POWs in Laos, and Intel reports stated that 17 American POWs from Vietnam were being held in Cuba. There is a distinct possibility that American POWs from the Vietnam War have been held in Los Maristas, a secret Cuban prison run by Castro’s G-2 intelligence service. The Cubans who claimed to have seen them later escaped, made it to the U.S., and were debriefed by the FBI. In fact, in my research paper “The Cuban Program,” I identify Fidel (Maj. Alegret), something that DIA and the CIA said they couldn’t do, and that man was the Minister of Education in Cuba. POWs who had been tortured by the Cubans verified this ID.”

Mike thinks Senator McCain is a war hero, but is very disappointed in his actions regarding this issue. “I decided to research the “Cuban Program” after repeated claims by the Administration, Senators John McCain and John Kerry, Ambassador Pete Peterson, and members of the Department of Defense (DOD) that the Vietnamese Government was ‘cooperating fully’ in resolving the POW/MIA issue. This is far from the truth. Senator McCain likes to make himself out as the speaker of the truth, but interestingly enough he did nothing regarding VN POWS supposedly tortured by the Cubans. In addition, The Cuban Program was evaluated by two of the Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office’s (DPMO) chief analysts Robert Destatte and Chuck Towbridge. Destatte also has the audacity to claim that the Vietnamese were unaware of the Cuban Program, and it was stopped once the Vietnamese found out that “Fidel” and the others were torturing the American POWs.”

 

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Defense to obtain records about American POWs who may have been held captive by the Cuban government or military forces on the island of Cuba. The lawsuit came about after the Defense Department failed to comply with a June 1, 2015, FOIA request seeking “Any and all records depicting the names, service branch, ranks, Military Occupational Specialty, and dates and locations of capture of all American servicemen believed to have been held captive by Cuban government or military forces on the island of Cuba since 1960.”

Tom Fitton, the President of Judicial Watch told of his impression, “the fact that we had to sue the Obama administration to get simple answers as to whether Cuba held and tortured American POWs strongly suggests that a cover-up is underway. In replying to the suit, the Department of Defense initially claimed to have no responsive records.”

Mike is hoping that the Trump Administration will restrict “relations with Cuba until the documents are released. The Cubans should admit that they participated in War Crimes, using diplomatic cover during the Vietnam War. Full cooperation by the communist governments in Cuba and Hanoi includes the full disclosure of the true identities and roles of these Cuban ‘diplomats,’ who were ‘advisors’ to the Hanoi prison system, and were directly responsible for the murder, torture, and severe disablement of American POWs.” Let’s hope that unlike the Obama Administration who chose to look the other way, the Trump Administration will seek answers and give Mike and others closure on this subject.

The author writes for American Thinker. She has done book reviews, author interviews, and has written a number of national security, political, and foreign policy articles.

The Cuban government is an oppressive regime known for its human rights violations. In late last year, sixteen American diplomats based at Havana’s U.S. Embassy, appear to have suffered traumatic brain injury caused by a subsonic attack. President Trump has gone on the record accusing the Cubans of responsibility for the attacks. But this is not the first time it has experimented on Americans.

As a former Marine, Mike Benge believes that there were seventeen Americans held in the Villa Marista prison and confirms that there were Cubans who tortured American POWs in Vietnam. In 1968, he worked for the Agency for International Development, serving as a civilian economic and community development advisor.

 

On January 28th Benge was captured by the North Vietnamese. He told American Thinker, “For five silent years I endured forced marches through South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, into North Vietnam. I was tortured by the hands of the Communists for my ‘bad attitude.’ While in captivity I was kept in solitary confinement for 27 months. At intervals I was forced to maintain a difficult position on my knees with my hands over my head for between 11 and 16 hours at a time. If I dropped my hands I was beaten. Although I was never beaten by the Cubans, nor was I a part of the Cuban program, I did witness nineteen American POW’s that I know of who were tortured by the Cubans in Hanoi during the Vietnam War.”

 
On November 4th, 1999 he testified before Congress that a team of interrogators, believed to be Cubans, brutally beat and tortured 19 American airmen, killing one in the prisoner of war camp known as `The Zoo,’ a name given by American POWs to describe the Cuban section of the Hanoi prison. Through the psychological experiments they attempted to test interrogation methods, to obtain absolute compliance and submission to captor demands, ultimately using them as propaganda. If the prisoners did not cooperate they were tortured physically and psychologically by ‘Fidel’, ‘Chico’, and ‘Pancho’ as the torturers were called.

The testimony of Jack Bomar concurs with this. He was a retired Air Force colonel who became “a graduate of the “Fidel” Program, Class of 1968 after being shot down in 1967. Bomar stated before the Committee, “`Fidel” used torture not for direct propaganda or antiwar statements as the Vietnamese did. He used torture to break us initially, and to control us and keep us right under his thumb so we would do what he wanted done. His brutal torture of Cobeil and Kasler was due mostly to his frustration and his inability to force his will on them. When he lost his temper, he was a complete madman.”

Through his research Mike discovered, “Upon their return to the U.S., the POW’s were told by the U.S. Government not to talk about the Cuba Program. Some of them resisted, as they had resisted ‘Fidel.’ and they broke silence. Regardless, the U.S. Government swept the Cuba Program under the rug. I began researching the Cuba Program and wrote a paper in 1996 for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Alliance of Families. I found intelligence intercepts that that Cubans were guarding POWs in Laos, and Intel reports stated that 17 American POWs from Vietnam were being held in Cuba. There is a distinct possibility that American POWs from the Vietnam War have been held in Los Maristas, a secret Cuban prison run by Castro’s G-2 intelligence service. The Cubans who claimed to have seen them later escaped, made it to the U.S., and were debriefed by the FBI. In fact, in my research paper “The Cuban Program,” I identify Fidel (Maj. Alegret), something that DIA and the CIA said they couldn’t do, and that man was the Minister of Education in Cuba. POWs who had been tortured by the Cubans verified this ID.”

Mike thinks Senator McCain is a war hero, but is very disappointed in his actions regarding this issue. “I decided to research the “Cuban Program” after repeated claims by the Administration, Senators John McCain and John Kerry, Ambassador Pete Peterson, and members of the Department of Defense (DOD) that the Vietnamese Government was ‘cooperating fully’ in resolving the POW/MIA issue. This is far from the truth. Senator McCain likes to make himself out as the speaker of the truth, but interestingly enough he did nothing regarding VN POWS supposedly tortured by the Cubans. In addition, The Cuban Program was evaluated by two of the Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office’s (DPMO) chief analysts Robert Destatte and Chuck Towbridge. Destatte also has the audacity to claim that the Vietnamese were unaware of the Cuban Program, and it was stopped once the Vietnamese found out that “Fidel” and the others were torturing the American POWs.”

 

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Defense to obtain records about American POWs who may have been held captive by the Cuban government or military forces on the island of Cuba. The lawsuit came about after the Defense Department failed to comply with a June 1, 2015, FOIA request seeking “Any and all records depicting the names, service branch, ranks, Military Occupational Specialty, and dates and locations of capture of all American servicemen believed to have been held captive by Cuban government or military forces on the island of Cuba since 1960.”

Tom Fitton, the President of Judicial Watch told of his impression, “the fact that we had to sue the Obama administration to get simple answers as to whether Cuba held and tortured American POWs strongly suggests that a cover-up is underway. In replying to the suit, the Department of Defense initially claimed to have no responsive records.”

Mike is hoping that the Trump Administration will restrict “relations with Cuba until the documents are released. The Cubans should admit that they participated in War Crimes, using diplomatic cover during the Vietnam War. Full cooperation by the communist governments in Cuba and Hanoi includes the full disclosure of the true identities and roles of these Cuban ‘diplomats,’ who were ‘advisors’ to the Hanoi prison system, and were directly responsible for the murder, torture, and severe disablement of American POWs.” Let’s hope that unlike the Obama Administration who chose to look the other way, the Trump Administration will seek answers and give Mike and others closure on this subject.

The author writes for American Thinker. She has done book reviews, author interviews, and has written a number of national security, political, and foreign policy articles.



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