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Monday, December 18, 2017

America First

The God-Emperor announces a new defense strategy.

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Anonymous Anonymous December 18, 2017 2:32 PM  

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/NSS-Final-12-18-2017-0905.pdf

Anonymous Anonymous December 18, 2017 2:36 PM  

I'm reading it now. I will reserve comment until I'm done. But I can already tell you that I am happier about this country now than I have been for the previous 24 years.

Blogger Jed Mask December 18, 2017 2:44 PM  

Just saw it *LIVE* on Facebook. Pretty good stuff.

President Trump is heading in the right direction. Amen.

~ Bro. Jed

Blogger Ingot9455 December 18, 2017 2:45 PM  

Good reading. Thanks for that link.

Blogger Lovekraft December 18, 2017 2:55 PM  

We have to be watching Kamala Harris very closely and how she pivots the new reality. She is going to push globalfeminism, with a major importation of third worlders angle.

Her position on globojihad should be front and center, imo. Let her hang on her own words.

Blogger Aeoli December 18, 2017 2:56 PM  

(((Triggered)))

Blogger horsewithnonick December 18, 2017 3:00 PM  

link.

Blogger Shimshon December 18, 2017 3:24 PM  

You can watch the recorded speech here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXFhiN0tM3s

Anonymous trev006 December 18, 2017 3:44 PM  

Hooray: a position paper. Being against international cheating is just baseline competency, at least if you're not a Bushbot. I am thankful for putting economic development first, but continuing "skills" immigration feeds the H1Beast.

This paper is pap, but harmless pap, and a fine distraction. I am rather looking forward to next week, even if it wasn't Christmas. Great time for the next step.

Anonymous Damn Crackers December 18, 2017 3:57 PM  

So, no announcement to start WWQ over Russia's treatment of homosexuals?

Blogger Didact December 18, 2017 4:03 PM  

Lord Almighty, but this is good to hear.

I was but a wee boy when Ronald Reagan was President. I've watched several of his greatest speeches in the last few years, and listening to President Trump speak, I could swear on a stack of Bibles that his latest speech was written by Reagan's ghost.

This is the national security speech that America and her friends have waited thirty years to hear from the mouth of an American President.

We shall see how many of President Trump's promises can be delivered upon, but the manner in which he just spent 30 minutes tearing up the failed internationalist foreign policy of the past is a very good sign indeed.

Anonymous BBGKB December 18, 2017 4:12 PM  

So, no announcement to start WWQ over Russia's treatment of homosexuals

Russsia does keep kebabs from harming them

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr December 18, 2017 4:33 PM  

Having a new policy paper is nice, but I'll really believe it when I see more funds for acquisition, maintenance, and training. I don't think people realize just how run down things are after a quarter-century of neglect and overuse.

Blogger dc.sunsets December 18, 2017 4:39 PM  

700 billion dollars. On an entity that still can't account for billions... (I often wonder how many people connected to the .mil own seven-figure beachfront condo's on FL's Gulf Coast, given how much uncounted money sloshes around...)

But hey, it's 2017, we're resettling Australia's clinically insane Middle East "refugees" in the US of A, (not to mention who-knows-how-many talented Chinese and Dots who will fill positions your kids paid $125,000 to study to take) while the Bond Ocean gets another fathom deeper and everyone from Physical Therapists and Pharmacy Techs to employees of Pfizer, J&J, Lilly, et.al. build their lives around the loot showering from a U.S. Treasury floating IOU's to the orbit of Saturn.

H.L. Mencken was right. In a democracy, the people deserve to get it good and hard.

Blogger Shimshon December 18, 2017 4:40 PM  

Trump's pivot on Israel is as momentous as declaring Jerusalem the capitol. It has been bipartisan policy for decades that Israel was the source of conflict in the Mideast.

Blogger Ingot9455 December 18, 2017 4:41 PM  

@9 @11 Words focus the will. You have to say it before you can do it.

Blogger Dire Badger December 18, 2017 4:49 PM  

Wait, what? We need Immigrants to do the jobs "Americans Won't Do!"tm

Like reactor shielding, Fertilizer, self-motivated terminally guided target drones, and Helicopter Anchors.

Anonymous johnc December 18, 2017 5:08 PM  

In a democracy, the people deserve to get it good and hard.

Is it possible to avoid the punishment of an angry God? The only path forward I see here is to quell His anger through repentance and turning away from sin. But I'm not seeing any movement in that regard.

Anonymous DJF December 18, 2017 5:15 PM  

The US needs to cut military commitments around the world. We have spent the years since WW2 adding commitments while at the same time reducing US forces. Since I see no way to add to US forces due to budget problems the US needs to cut commitments which cost huge amounts of money and let our economic competitors get away with reducing their military spending which allows them to out compete us.

No more military welfare for our competitors.

Anonymous Just another commenter December 18, 2017 5:23 PM  

A great reawakening. Speaking as a history nerd, that has a nice ring to it.
Not a lot of specifics, but at least the tone was excellent.

@19 - It's possible to boost military spending while cutting overseas commitments. R&D, naval production, hardware upgrades and maintenance, retraining, better pay, etc, are all spent at home.

Anonymous Randomatos December 18, 2017 5:32 PM  

This is an excellent first step. Now for implementation...

Blogger dc.sunsets December 18, 2017 5:34 PM  

@18 Secular descriptions of our times no longer suffice; from calling "convenience" a woman's right to choose (death) to active promotion of every vice known to Mankind, truly the consequences of this long ramp to folly are BIBLICAL.

Blogger Francis The Pope December 18, 2017 7:01 PM  

America first might be a good idea if it implies focusing on domestic concerns over the usual invade the world. However the "revisionist powers" thing makes America first smell like more of the same neocon America must rule the world nonsense.

Neither China or Russia seem to be pushing for anything that I find threatening or very disagreeable in principle, that being the case I support these "revisionist powers". Why should I support a hard leftist USA regime instead?

Blogger Ingot9455 December 18, 2017 7:05 PM  

@19 That was a big part of GE Trump haranguing NATO on his recent trips and getting the various countries to meet their NATO obligations so they suck less from us.
It doesn't happen in a minute, but movement has begun.

Blogger Ken Prescott December 18, 2017 7:18 PM  

"On an entity that still can't account for billions... (I often wonder how many people connected to the .mil own seven-figure beachfront condo's on FL's Gulf Coast, given how much uncounted money sloshes around...)"

One project I was on accounts for close to 200 megabucks all by itself--the money was spent on acquiring the system in question, and it was fielded in accordance with all appropriate Joint Staff-mandated buzzwords and acronyms.

The problem was that we were fielding a joint capability through the Department of the Navy. (Basically, we were building out the Navy's piece of a major communications network.)

If we met the joint program office's reporting requirements, we were delinquent on Navy program executive office requirements, and vice-versa. If we tried to meet both sets of requirements, neither office's accounting system could accept the data we were passing.

The JPO and the Navy PEO literally had different methods for counting money, for assigning specific colors of money (the Navy scored on major task as installation funds, the JPO considered it operations & maintenance), etc.

We ended up with over 40% of the program management office not doing actual program management--managing against cost, performance, and schedule--we spent eighty damn megabucks just trying to count the rest of the freaking money!

Multiply that times a kajillion or so in the post-Goldwater-Nichols DoD.

Anonymous liljoe December 18, 2017 8:23 PM  

@26, it appears "America First" has become the same old neoconservative "serve Israel first before all others". somewhat an improvement on obummer but this speech had the McMaster-Powell-Haley-Cohn flank of the administration all over it. strange since the neocons have proven to be the G-E's most effective enemy that he should assume the position so enthusiastically

Anonymous Glenn Beck December 18, 2017 8:42 PM  

All I care is if the Jews benefit.

Blogger pyrrhus December 18, 2017 8:52 PM  

If Trump is doing anything for Israel or the EU, I'm against it...and it will not go well.

Blogger Elder Son December 18, 2017 11:54 PM  

It has been bipartisan policy for decades that Israel was the source of conflict in the Mideast.

Elohim Yahweh is the source of conflict in the Mideast. And Jerusalem is where He put His Name. And on that same mountain He will bring down His Kingdom.

If Trump is doing anything for Israel or the EU, I'm against it...and it will not go well.

Doesn't matter what Trump does, or does not do, for Israel. Either way, it will not go well. And, maybe not for you.

But no mind, some influential Messianic Jews are making headway into the Knesset. And to bring Jews, and those married to Christians, from USA Bigly to Israel.

Blogger Sherwood family December 19, 2017 12:09 AM  

I have read through a number of papers related to this strategy. There are some good things in it that I like. But there is a really strong whiff of neoconnery on some of it that smells like the same crowd that got us into Iraq. The Bannon wing of the administration did not get their chance to strip this thing down if we judge by it by the points written into the strategy. I just got out of a meeting where the instructions were: use these points as a defense of your programs i.e. we can justify our existing efforts/staff/budget/programmatic expenditures by clothing it in this language. Which is what always happens. At their core these programs do not change much but the terminology used to sell them changes every administration like clockwork. Which is why I am hoping Tillerson survives long enough to complete a much needed stripping down of the State Dept. among other things. Until we change the fundamental programs and not just their names we are going to keep getting the kinds of outcomes that we have. A new strategic direction is good if it entails an actual shift in stance.

Blogger Elder Son December 19, 2017 1:02 AM  

BTW, Trump is not America's savior. He is America's judgement.

We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.

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