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Can A Pro-Lifer Justify Nuking Iran?

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Jack Hunter wrote a piece for the Daily Caller entitled “You Can’t be Pro-Life and Want to Nuke Iran.” At one time, I probably would have gotten angry by that headline for the same reason that I’d be irritated if a liberal said that it was hypocritical of me to claim to be pro-life but be in favor of the death penalty.
Being pro-life doesn’t mean standing up for the “rights” of murderers and rapists. Those criminals (after they’ve been given a fair trial and have been convicted based on evidence/eyewitness accounts) forfeited their rights to life and liberty by committing their crimes. A righteous and just judge would rule that those evil-doers be put to death. Doing so would be protecting the lives of innocent people.
Being pro-life is about defending those who are the most innocent and defenseless among us. Those who are still in their mother’s womb. Liberals would want to defend the murder of these innocent, unborn babies who have done nothing wrong, but would fight to keep murderers and rapists alive, at the victims’ and their families’ expense. Completely backwards.
The same goes for war. If we were ever in a situation where a war was called for, we should fight it, win it, and be done with it. War should be a last resort. And yes, war is going to kill people. Fighting a defensive war is completely just and unfortunately necessary at times.
However, I would argue that we haven’t really fought a truly defensive war in at least several decades. Most of our wars have had nothing to do with national defense, but have been about taking control of a region or natural resource. The U.S. destabilizes regions by arming, aiding and abetting Muslim terrorist groups and letting Islamic terrorists do what comes naturally to them.
Our military and CIA are stationed in the Middle East where they patrol streets, guard oil fields, assist in the trafficking of drugs, and risk their life doing so. The “national security” mantra is merely the government’s marketing slogan to convince Americans to be scared of those countries that pose no threat to the United States and justify our indefinite presence there. These days, people will believe anything if it’s on their TV news channel of choice.
So, we’ve established that sometimes we should execute certain criminals, namely murderers and rapists, and that sometimes we have to go to war that will inevitably kill people. We’ve also established that most (if not all) of our wars in the Middle East have been unjust wars. Fighting to secure “our” natural resources in a foreign region is not reason to spill blood and waste trillions of taxpayer dollars.
The question then is, is Iran the exception? Would nuking Iran, or even starting a ground war with Iran be justified? Would it be a just war even though Iran has never attacked the United States? Is the possibility that they acquire nuclear weapons a good reason to attack them preemptively? California Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter, Jr. thinks so. He stated on C-SPAN last week:

“I think if you have to hit Iran, you don’t put boots on the ground. You do it with tactical nuclear devices, and you set them back a decade or two or three. I think that’s the way to do it — with a massive aerial bombardment campaign.”

Why though? Because they might get a nuke? And if they get a nuke, they might attack Israel? They might attack the U.S.?
But see, isn’t this like the gun control issue, except on a much larger, international scale? Gun-grabbers are always saying they don’t want guns ending up in the wrong hands. They fear that if the “wrong people” end up with guns, they might do something bad with them. So, it’s just best to work toward banning guns altogether. (Unless you work for the government or the government’s friends.)
We don’t like the government deciding who can and can’t own a gun. “What part of ‘shall not be infringed’ do you not understand?” we retort. We object when the government labels us “potential domestic terrorists” or “mentally ill” just because of our conservative opinions. And it’s those empty labels that will allow officials to take our guns away and prevent us from ever owning them again. Kind of like the U.S. not wanting Iran to have nukes, so much that we’d fight a war over it in an effort to prevent them from obtaining them.
Fighting a defensive war is like self-defense. You shouldn’t preemptively kill another person just because you think he’s a bad person, and that he might kill you. Police do that sort of thing, and we object to it. Now, if that person breaks into your house, and he’s armed, it’s a different story. Then you have a duty to defend your family and yourself from harm.
I don’t see why it should be any different with international war. Iran is an easy target, because they’re largely a Muslim country. We don’t like Muslims. So, conservatives are quick to hop on the preemptive war bandwagon.
But there are lots of bad countries. Should we nuke all of them to show them who’s “boss?” And isn’t deciding who can have nukes and who can’t part of being the world’s policemen, something that we’re supposed to be against? Why not stay out of their business completely?
Many will bring up that Ahmadinejad said once that he wanted to “wipe Israel off the face of the map,” and that we should stand up for Israel and nuke Iran to prevent them from nuking Israel. According to Global Research, Ahmadinejad said no such thing. He merely called for “regime change.” He said, “The Imam [Khomeini] said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time.” I’m not defending Ahmadinejad. He was always a paper tiger, and besides, he’s irrelevant now. But, the truth is bad enough. The media like to distort things to stir controversy. And their purposeful mistranslation of what he said has fueled all the war-with-Iran hysteria and propaganda in this country.
But even if he did call for the destruction of Israel, isn’t that between Israel and Iran? Israel has hundreds of nukes, and I imagine they wouldn’t hesitate to use them on Iran should Iran obtain one and use it on Israel. This is why we should stay out of entangling alliances with foreign nations. Let Israel take care of Israel.
So, I would argue that the answer to the question in the headline is no. Unless we are being attacked or about to be attacked, we shouldn’t spend money or spill blood in an international conflict that would unnecessarily leave many innocent people dead and hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars wasted. At this point, initiating war with Iran, let alone nuking them, would be completely unjustified and would go the way of all our other engagements in the Middle East, and therefore it would be inconsistent with pro-life principles. It is being sold to us under the guise of “national security,” something we’ve heard time and time again. We should heed James Madison’s warning: “If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”

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ICE: Court Order Forced Them To Release 250 Immigrants With Criminal Histories

The public should know that the ruling undoubtedly places them at greater risk.’

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A California ruling has forced Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release criminal aliens from detention in Adelanto.

“While opponents who continuously seek to discredit the agency might otherwise mislead the public to believe that those in detention pose no risk to public safety, nothing could be further from the truth,” he said. “ICE has complied with this overreaching court order; however, the public should know that the ruling undoubtedly places them at greater risk.”

Fox News:

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on Tuesday that it released 250 immigrants with criminal histories in response to a coronavirus-related order issued by the Central District of California.

The news came a week after U.S. Judge Terry Hatter demanded the agency either release or deport detainees at the Adelanto ICE processing center in Southern California in order to halt the spread of coronavirus infections.

ICE claims that “despite requests to transfer detainees to alternative locations,” it ended up releasing 250 from the facility, which is run by a federal contractor. Those released had histories of a variety of crimes, including assualt with a deadly weapon, driving under the influence, “lewd/lascivious acts with a child,” child cruelty, illegal re-entry after removal, and other offenses.

ICE’s Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Director Tony H. Pham slammed the order as a danger to public safety and accused the court of overstepping its authority. More

This is what it sounds like to me: The best way to halt the spread of Coronavirus is to release those who may be infected into the general public.

Those being released have histories of a variety of crimes, including assualt with a deadly weapon, driving under the influence, “lewd and lascivious acts with a child,” child cruelty, illegal re-entry after removal, and other many other offenses.

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Kiddie Porn-Like ‘Cuties’ Show Sends Netflix Cancellations Soaring

Netflix lost a record number of subscribers after the backlash over its airing of ‘Cuties,’ the movie that sexually exploits little girls.

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Netflix lost a record number of subscribers after the backlash over its airing of Cuties, the movie that sexually exploits little girls.

According to a new review of the Netflix subscriber situation, the streamer saw its cancellation rate soar 800 percent as a result of its posting of the movie that turned 11-year-old girls into twerking strippers.

For those unaware, the movie hyper-sexualizes pre-adolescent girls by following a group of 11-year-old girls in France who start training to become strippers. They explore dressing in suggestive clothing, they begin learning to twerk suggestively, wear adult-like makeup, and generally try to emulate prostitutes.

Netflix recently claimed that it got “pretty close” to its forecast for new subscriber growth in the third quarter but didn’t quite make it.

But the numbers as analyzed by New York data analytics firms Antenna and YipitData did not find the same happy story that Netflix did with its report on subscribers.

Antenna, for instance, found that Netflix lost five times as many subscribers in September’s first couple of weeks than was lost in all of August. As it happens, the backlash against its posting of Cuties exploded at the beginning of September.

YipitData’s look at the numbers gave an even worse picture. YipitData revealed that September’s cancellations were 8 times of those in August. YipitData said the cancellation data was “a multi-year high” for lost subscribers.

Netflix has refused to bow to the boycott and has proudly stood up for its perverted film.

Looks like that was a very bad idea.

The streamer has also ben indicted for exploiting children.

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Rapper Who Bragged in Video About Ripping Off Unemployment Arrested by Feds

Rapper Nuke Bizzle who rapped about ripping off unemployment benefits was arrested him for the fraud.

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Rapper Nuke Bizzle thought he was the fo shizzle by rapping about how he was ripping off unemployment benefits, but apparently the feds were not amused and arrested him for the fraud.

According to a Department of Justice statement, the rapper, whose real name is Fontrell Antonio Baines, “boasted in a YouTube music video about getting rich from committing unemployment benefits fraud.”

The government alleges that the Los Angeles-based Bizzle and several of his buddies used fake addresses to defraud the agency of up to $700,000 in unemployment benefits.

He was arrested on Oct. 16 “pursuant to a criminal complaint alleging a scheme to fraudulently obtain unemployment insurance benefits under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.”

Authorities were alerted to the fraud by people who saw and reported the rapper’s own videos.

In one of the videos, for instance, Bizzle bragged about “go[ing] to the bank with a stack of” unemployment cards.

The government added:

The affidavit further alleges that Baines bragged about his ability to defraud the EDD in a music video posted on YouTube and in postings to his Instagram account, under the handles “nukebizzle1” and “nukebizzle23.” For example, Baines appears in a music video called “EDD” in which he boasts about doing “my swagger for EDD” and, holding up a stack of envelopes from EDD, getting rich by “go[ing] to the bank with a stack of these” – presumably a reference to the debit cards that come in the mail. A second rapper in the video intones, “You gotta sell cocaine, I just file a claim….”

Bizzle faces a maximum of 22 years in prison related to the charges if he is convicted.

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Young Black Voters No Longer Loyal to the Democrat Party

More and more, Gen Z black voters are questioning why blacks should be loyal to the Democrat Party that they see as severely lacking in appeal.

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More and more, Gen Z black voters are questioning why blacks should be loyal to the Democrat Party that they see as severely lacking in appeal.

According to a report at Politico, many of these young blacks born after 1990 are wondering just why they should be all fired up about the Democrats when every single Democrat-run city in America is an absolute, bankrupt mess.

Certainly, blacks in the U.S. are still holding onto the outmoded idea that the Democrat Party is the “party of civil rights,” a false notion that gained steam in the 1970s. But things seem to be on the verge of changing.

A 2019 Pew Research Center study, for instance, found that liberals make up a majority of the Democratic voting bloc, but blacks are not so ready to claim to be liberal. 43 percent of them said they identified as moderate and 25 percent even identified as conservative.

Some of these blacks who consider themselves more conservative are realizing that the Democrat Party stands against families, for one. And that activism against traditional marriage and families is detrimental to the black community.

Many of these young black conservatives are organizing and talking amongst themselves about how bad the Democrat agenda has been for them.

As Fox News noted:

For example, Congress’ 1994 Crime Bill is being scrutinized anew by Gen Zers across the country. Many feel the bill, which Biden co-authored, disproportionately affects Black communities — even though the ban on assault weapons was popular among Black lawmakers almost 30 years ago.

Young Black conservatives say their support for Trump is based on policies that work for them: the First Step Act, the FUTURE Act and economic success leading to historically low Black unemployment numbers.

This growing movement is important for Republicans. Because, even though the Democrats have been able to count on the near total, blind support of blacks in the past, with elections often as close as they have been recently, even if 10 to 30 percent of blacks stray from the Democrats, it could hurt the leftist party’s chances of winning elections.

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Trump Was Right-Harvard Admits Patients Over COVID Have ‘Long-Lasting Immunity’

Twitter censored what it called “Trump’s false claim” that he has immunity from COVID-19, but now even Harvard is admitting that Trump may be right.

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On Wednesday, social media giant Twitter censored what it called “Trump’s false claim” that he has immunity from COVID-19, but now even Harvard is admitting that Trump may be right.

“A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday. That means I can’t get it (immune), and can’t give it. Very nice to know!!!” Trump wrote on Twitter Sunday.

But Wednesday, Twitter had added a warning label that claimed that Trump’s tweet “violated the Twitter Rules about spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19.”

Twitter’s operatives — who are now apparently posing as scientists and doctors when not a one of them are either — took it upon themselves to “correct” the president of the United States.

But now, even Harvard University is admitting that Trump was on to something with his claims of immunity.

In an October 8 posting, the university noted that “people who survive serious COVID-19 infections have long-lasting immune responses against the virus.”

“The study, published in Science Immunology, offers hope that people infected with the virus will develop lasting protection against reinfection. The study also demonstrates that measuring antibodies can be an accurate tool for tracking the spread of the virus in the community,” the story added.

So, who the hell does Twitter think they are censoring the president when actual doctors and scientists have said that Trump is probably right. He does have an amount of immunity now that he has come through the coronavirus.

Ah, but Twitter knows better.

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Texas Grand Jury Indicts Netflix For Exploitation Of Children Over ‘Cuties’ Movie

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Texas Grand Jury Indicts Netflix For Exploitation Of Children Over ‘Cuties’ Movie

A Tyler County grand jury has indicted Netflix Inc. in connection with a controversial movie titled Cuties. The grand jury indicted the California-based streaming service on a charge of the promotion of lewd visual material depicting a child.

State Rep. Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler, tweeted the text of the indictment on Tuesday. He also included the hashtags #Cuties and #txlege.

“Netflix indicted by grand jury in Tyler Co, for promoting material in Cuties film which depicts lewd exhibition of pubic area of a clothed or partially clothed child who was younger than 18 yrs of age which appears to the prurient interest in sex,” Schaefer said in his tweet.

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A Texas Grand Jury indicted Netflix for ‘knowingly’ promoting material in the film “Cuties” which depicts “the lewd exhibition of the genitals or pubic area of a clothed or partially clothed child who was younger than 18 years of age.” More

The text of the indictment states that Netflix knowingly promotes “visual material which depicts the lewd exhibition of the genitals or pubic area of a clothed or partially clothed child who was younger than 18 years of age at the time the visual material was created, which appeals to the prurient interest in sex and has no serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value… “

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CNN Analyst And Former FBI Agent “We Have A Biological Terrorist In The White House”

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CNN Analyst And Former FBI Agent “We Have A Biological Terrorist In The White House”

Asha Rangappa, an analyst for CNN and a former FBI special agent tweeted: “We have a biological terrorist in the White House.” This follows President Trump’s return to the White House on Monday evening after treatment for the Coronavirus.

Defending her claim, Asha Rangappa cited a Justice Department memo stating back in March that the novel Coronavirus “appears to meet the statutory definition of a biological agent” and that those who engage in the “purposeful exposure and infections of others” could be charged for terrorism-related offenses.

While there are allegations that he knew about his positive diagnosis significantly earlier than he had announced it on Thursday evening, there is no certifiable evidence that he knowingly exposed officials and staffers to the virus.

Twitter took aim!

Vile Democrats joined in with her:

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