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9 Terrible Legacies of George W. Bush and the Iraq War


It takes time to judge the full impact of an event as momentous as the Iraq War. If hindsight is 20/20, as the old saying goes, it would be foolish not to look back when 20/20 vision is finally achieved. Most effects of the Iraq War, over the long term, have proven to be disastrous.

Tillerson: China ‘Predatory’ for Dumping ‘Enormous Levels of Debt’ on Developing Nations

In this Sept. 26, 2017, photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the State Department in Washington. Tillerson is making his second trip to China since taking office in February, and relations between the two world powers have rarely mattered so much. The standoff over North Korea’s nuclear weapons has entered a new, dangerous phase as its leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump exchange personal insults and threats of war with no sign of a diplomatic solution. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
As Chinese President Xi Jinping worked to consolidate his power at the Communist Party Congress in Beijing, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was unloading on the Chinese in an address to the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington on Wednesday.

Gorka: ‘Massive’ Defeats for Islamic State in ‘Scant Eight Months of Trump Administration’

Sebastian Gorka
Dr. Sebastian Gorka, chief strategist for the MAGA Coalition and former Deputy Assistant to President Trump, joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about the latest political news, media bias, the defeat of the Islamic State in Raqqa, and the Kurdish situation in Iraq.

Chinese President Xi Jinping Vows to Build ‘World-Class Military’ by 2050

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the 19th Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Having bested his rivals, Xi is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its twice-a-decade national congress on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Speaking at China’s 19th Communist Party Congress, President Xi Jinping vowed to continue modernizing and expanding its armed forces, with the goal of completing modernization by 2035 and achieving a “world-class military by 2050 that can fight and win wars across all theaters.”

Kurdish Outlet: Shiite Militias Beheading Peshmerga in Kirkuk

Iraqi soldiers remove a Kurdish flag from a checkpoint in Bashiqa, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Iraqi forces took control of the mixed Yazidi-Christian town of Bashiqa on the northeastern outskirts of Mosul on Tuesday. Kurdish forces pulled out of disputed areas across northern and eastern Iraq a day after handing Kirkuk to federal forces amid a tense standoff following last month's vote for independence. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
The Kurdish Rudaw news service reported Wednesday on abusive and offensive behavior by the Iran-backed Shiite militia forces occupying Kirkuk, accused the U.S. military of turning a blind eye to the Iranian invasion, and, most disturbingly, accused Shiite fighters of beheading captured Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers.

Frank Gaffney: Abandoning Kurds in Iraq Is a ‘Strategic Mistake of Epic Proportions’

Kurdish peshmerga forces, show here voting in last month's independence referendum, are reported to have blocked roads from other parts of Iraq to the autonomous Kurdistan region
Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about Kurdish independence in Iraq, the Iran nuclear deal’s continued survival after decertification, and the rising strategic threat of China.

With Fall of Raqqa, ISIS Is No Longer a Terror State


Tuesday was a landmark day in the war against the Islamic State, as both the ISIS capital of Raqqa in Syria and its Philippine stronghold of Marawi were liberated. Analysts caution that ISIS has not been destroyed, but with these twin defeats, it has been broken down from a terror state back into a terrorist organization.

‘Xi Jinping Thought’ to Dominate Chinese Communist Party Congress

This picture taken on October 10, 2017 shows a portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping at an exhibition showcasing China's progress in the past five years at the Beijing Exhibition Center. China's police and censorship organs have kicked into high gear to ensure that the party's week-long, twice-a-decade congress goes smoothly when it begins on October 18. / AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO / TO GO WITH CHINA-POLITICS-SECURITY, FOCUS BY BECKY DAVIS (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)
China’s 19th Communist Party Congress, an event held every five years, is expected to consolidate President Xi Jinping’s power for years to come. Xi’s allies will be promoted, his adversaries will be chastised, and “Xi Jinping Thought” will be impressed upon China’s future.

Yazidis Caught Between Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi Army in Independence Dispute

KIRKUK, IRAQ - OCTOBER 16: Iraqi troops demolish a billboard, depicting Iraqi Kuridish Regional Government (IKRG) President Masoud Barzani's portrait after Iraqi soldiers retook the control of the city center from Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk, Iraq on October 16, 2017. Iraqi forces on Monday seized full control of the city center as well as Kirkuk's Airport, 70th brigade command of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Kirkuk's Northern Oil Company, the Baba Gurgur oil field and K1 Military base in southeastern Kirkuk as part of a military operation in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk. The Iraqi army on Monday launched an operation in the oil-rich Kirkuk city on Monday amid tension over last months illegitimate independence referendum in northern Iraqs Kurdish region. Iraqi forces and the Hashd al-Shaabi militia, which supports the government, also seized full control of Tuz Khurmatu district following clashes with Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces. (Photo by Hassan Ghaedi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
The Yazidi minority in Iraq finds itself in an uncomfortable position as the Kurds consider acting on their successful independence referendum, while Iraqi troops move against Kurdish positions to make such a bid for independence impossible.

Rex Tillerson on North Korea: ‘Diplomatic Efforts Will Continue Until the First Bomb Drops’

Rex Tillerson
Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said President Trump wants him to continue diplomatic efforts with North Korea until the last possible moment – or, as Tillerson memorably put it, “until the first bomb drops.”

Report: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Soleimani Aiding Iraqi Invasion Against Kurds

In this Sept. 18, 2016 photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, center, attends a meeting with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Revolutionary Guard commanders in Tehran, Iran. As Saudi Arabia holds a naval drill in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, Soleimani, a powerful Iranian general was quoted, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, by the semi-official Fars and Tasnim news agencies as suggesting the kingdom's deputy crown prince is so "impatient" he may kill his own father to take the throne. While harsh rhetoric has been common between the two rivals since January, the outrageous comments by Soleimani take things to an entirely different level by outright discussing Saudi King Salman being killed. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the notorious Quds Force division of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), has reportedly been seen in Iraq advising Shiite militias in their attack on the Kurdish Peshmerga, a major U.S. battlefield ally against the Islamic State.

Report: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Soleimani Aiding Iraqi Invasion Against Kurds

In this Sept. 18, 2016 photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, center, attends a meeting with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Revolutionary Guard commanders in Tehran, Iran. As Saudi Arabia holds a naval drill in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, Soleimani, a powerful Iranian general was quoted, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, by the semi-official Fars and Tasnim news agencies as suggesting the kingdom's deputy crown prince is so "impatient" he may kill his own father to take the throne. While harsh rhetoric has been common between the two rivals since January, the outrageous comments by Soleimani take things to an entirely different level by outright discussing Saudi King Salman being killed. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the notorious Quds Force division of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), has reportedly been seen in Iraq advising Shiite militias in their attack on the Kurdish Peshmerga, a major U.S. battlefield ally against the Islamic State.

John Bolton: Some Trump Advisers Were ‘More Than Happy to Exploit Confusion’ to Keep Iran Deal Alive


Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Monday’s Breitbart News Daily to discuss the fate of the Iran nuclear deal after President Trump’s announcement of decertification on Friday.

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen Declare Support for Trump’s Iran Strategy

Trump sounds like he won't certify Iran's nuclear deal compliance come the next deadline on Oct.15. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
The governments of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Yemen quickly expressed support for President Trump’s tough new approach to Iran.

Iranian Commander Vows Revenge: ‘We Have Buried Many Like Trump’

Trump's says 'you'll find out' after cryptic military warning
Iran’s response to President Trump’s decertification of the nuclear deal, teased all week and finally made official on Friday, includes a mixture of belligerent rhetoric, ominous threats, and uncertainty about whether the deal can survive.

Report: Officials Say Decertifying Iran Deal Has ‘Little Downside’

President Donald Trump arrives to speak about Iran from the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Trump says Iran is not living up to the "spirit" of the nuclear deal that it signed in 2015, and announced a new strategy in the speech. He says the administration will impose additional sanctions on the regime to block its financing of terrorism. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Voice of America reported on Thursday that “some U.S. officials see little downside to decertifying the Iran nuclear deal,” but the tenor of those quoted in the piece might be better described as, “decertifying the deal is not a big deal.”

Jeanne Mancini: Young People Know Abortion Hurts Women, Takes Life of Baby, and Damages Our Culture

Anti-abortion activists converge in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, January 27, 2017, during the annual March for Life
March for Life President Jeanne Mancini talked about gains made by the pro-life movement, and the work that still needs to be done, on Friday’s Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow.

Erik Prince: Trump’s ‘Instincts Are Good’ on Iran, but ‘He Gets Dragged Back by Some of His Advisers’

Erik Prince
Former Navy SEAL and Blackwater CEO Erik Prince joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Friday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about the Iran nuclear deal, chances that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps will be designated a terrorist organization, and the state of affairs in Afghanistan.

Report: McMaster Crafts ‘Compromise’ to Keep Iran Deal While Placating ‘Furious’ Trump

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with US Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster (L) as his national security adviser at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on February 20, 2017. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
A source “familiar with the meeting” described President Trump as “furious” at Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, and other advisers for defending the Iran nuclear deal in a July meeting, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

Gorka: Trump Should Give Iran a ‘Double Whammy’ by Decertifying Nuclear Deal and Branding IRGC Terrorists

Iranian soldiers from the Revolutionary Guards march march at a military parade in Tehran
Dr. Sebastian Gorka, chief strategist for the MAGA Coalition, formerly Deputy Assistant to President Trump and Breitbart News National Security editor, appeared on Breitbart News Daily Thursday to talk about what SiriusXM host Alex Marlow described as potentially “one of the signature wins” of the Trump administration: decertifying the Iran nuclear deal.

James O’Keefe Teases Next Video: Silicon Valley Is Now Part of the Mainstream Media Bias Problem


James O’Keefe of Project Veritas discussed his expose of bias at the New York Times with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily.

Frank Gaffney: Trump Must Not Fall for ‘Bait and Switch’ of Decertifying Iran Nuclear Deal Without Killing It


Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily to discuss the fate of the Iran nuclear deal.

Frank Gaffney: U.S. Must Send ‘Unmistakable Signal We Are Deadly Serious’ About North Korea


Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about tensions in North Korea, and the security ramifications of immigration reform in the United States.

South Korean Media: Trump May Visit Demilitarized Zone in November

The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas is one of the most fortified locations in the world
President Donald Trump is reportedly considering a visit to the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea during his trip to South Korea next month. A defense source told South Korea’s Yonhap News that a White House advance team checked out Panmunjom and Observation Post Ouellette in late September.

South Korean Media: Trump May Visit Demilitarized Zone in November

The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas is one of the most fortified locations in the world
President Donald Trump is reportedly considering a visit to the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea during his trip to South Korea next month. A defense source told South Korea’s Yonhap News that a White House advance team checked out Panmunjom and Observation Post Ouellette in late September.

Pentagon Denies North Korean Hackers Stole War Plans from South Korean Defense Ministry

This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on April 27, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) visiting a military base
According to South Korean lawmaker Rhee Cheol-hee, North Korean hackers penetrated South Korea’s defense ministry in September 2016, pilfering documents that included both U.S. and South Korean war plans, reports to senior commanders, special forces deployment plans, and data about power plants and military facilities.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn: GOP Congress Must ‘Stand with the President in Getting His Agenda Across the Line’

Marsha Blackburn
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) joined SiriusXM host Matt Boyle and co-host Steve Bannon on Tuesday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about Twitter’s decision to block the video announcing her campaign for the Senate, on the grounds that it contained “inflammatory” language on abortion.

NYT: Trump Will Decertify Iran Nuclear Deal, Force Congress to Make Next Move

US President Donald Trump speaks during rally for Alabama state Republican Senator Luther Strange at the Von Braun Civic Center September 22, 2017 in Huntsville, Alabama. Trump is visiting the southern US state to endorse Luther Strange, a candidate for US Senate in the state's Republican primary. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
The New York Times cites sources briefed on President Trump’s plans for the Iran nuclear deal who say the president intends to decertify the deal without fully withdrawing from it. This will reignite what the Times calls a “volatile political debate” in Congress and effectively force the legislature to make the next move.

Russian Hackers Target NATO Smartphones in Eastern Europe


NATO troops stationed near the Russian border have reported that Russian hackers are targeting their smartphones to “gain operational information, gauge troop strength, and intimidate soldiers,” the Wall Street Journal said in a report Wednesday.

Gorka: Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State Could Help Repair State Department ‘Subverted’ Under Obama

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for the director of the CIA, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) is sworn in at his confirmation hearing before the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on January 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. Mr. Pompeo is a former Army officer who graduated first in his class from West Point. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Dr. Sebastian Gorka, chief strategist for the MAGA Coalition, joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Friday’s Breitbart News Daily talked about rumors that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may soon be replaced, possibly by CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

Gorka: Democrats Will ‘Have a Field Day’ with Gun Control If Bump Stocks Are Outlawed

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Dr. Sebastian Gorka, chief strategist for the MAGA Coalition, joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Friday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about the Las Vegas shooting, the possible motivations of the killer, and the call for new gun control legislation in the aftermath.

Gorka: President Trump Unlikely to Recertify Iran Deal


Dr. Sebastian Gorka, chief strategist for the MAGA Coalition, joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow for a full hour on Friday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about the possible end of the Iran nuclear deal. Gorka said that “the jury is not out” on the potential recertification of the Iran nuclear deal in October.

CIA Director Pompeo Proposed as Replacement for Secretary of State Tillerson


A report published by Axios on Friday cites unspecified sources who say President Donald Trump is considering current CIA Director Mike Pompeo as a replacement for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, whose relationship with Trump is said to be “broken beyond repair.”

Islamic State Newsletter Claims Vegas Shooter Was ‘Solider of the Caliphate’

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The latest issue of the Islamic State’s weekly newsletter Naba includes another claim of responsibility for the Las Vegas shooting, this time with more details of how shooter Stephen Paddock supposedly converted to Islam and became a “soldier of the caliphate.”

Islamic State Newsletter Claims Vegas Shooter Was ‘Solider of the Caliphate’

AP Photo
The latest issue of the Islamic State’s weekly newsletter Naba includes another claim of responsibility for the Las Vegas shooting, this time with more details of how shooter Stephen Paddock supposedly converted to Islam and became a “soldier of the caliphate.”

Three Green Berets Killed, Two Wounded in Niger Ambush

Three US soldiers and one from another nation were killed when a joint US-Niger patrol was ambushed near the border with Mali in southwest Niger, the Pentagon confirmed
A joint U.S.-Nigerian patrol came under attack near the border with Mali on Wednesday, resulting in the death of three American Green Berets and one other soldier from an unspecified “partner nation.” Two other U.S. soldiers were wounded in the attack.

John Bolton on Trump-Tillerson Feud: The President ‘Needs to Get Control of His Entire Government’

Donald Trump, Rex Tillerson
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about the news of three U.S. special forces troops killed in an ambush in Niger.

Bodyguard Details Last Moments of Ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi

A picture shows the damage inside the burnt US consulate building in Benghazi on September 13, 2012, following an attack on the building late on September 11 in which the US ambassador to Libya and three other US nationals were killed. Libya said it has made arrests and opened a probe into the attack, amid speculation that Al-Qaeda rather than a frenzied mob was to blame. AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA (Photo credit should read GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages)
Testifying for six hours at the trial of alleged Benghazi attack mastermind Ahmed Abu Khattala on Tuesday, diplomatic security agents Scott Wickland and David Ubben described the last moments of Ambassador Chris Stevens and their own miraculous survival.

Frank Gaffney: ‘Insubordinates’ Around President Trump Pressing Him to Stay with Iran Nuclear Deal

President Donald Trump, right, speaks as Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, left, listens at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, where Trump announced that McMaster will be the new national security adviser. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily to discuss the possibility that President Trump will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. He also offered some observations on the Catalan independence movement in Spain.

Peter Schweizer: ‘Troubling’ and ‘Kind of Stupid’ for Jared and Ivanka to Allegedly Conceal Email


Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer reviewed the corruption allegations made against President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner on Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily.
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