Trial of 9/11 Mastermind to Launch Next Week

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Now That Donald Trump Will Be President, Dissent Is Once Again Patriotic

Leftist ‘historian’ Howard Zinn (not Thomas Jefferson) said during the run-up to the war on terror under President George W. Bush that “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.” The phrase didn’t originate with Zinn, but it became a calling card for Democrats and liberals who opposed the President’s agenda, his policies and the man himself. Any push back on Democrats who balked at the President’s legislation as it related to the war on terrorism was quickly met with self-righteous outrage. “How dare you question my patriotism?”

In 2003, then-Senator Hillary Clinton said, “I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!”

Dissent was fashionable. Once the recession hit and President Bush’s approval numbers declined, the issue of dissent was mostly swept away for bigger concerns. However, dissent took center stage once again when Barack Obama was elected. Except for this time, dissent was out of the question

Israel enters ‘new era’ of missile defense with Arrow-3

In face of the growing missile threat to Israel, the Arrow 3 will form the uppermost layer of Israel’s multilayered defense system along with the Arrow 2, David’s Sling and Iron Dome system. Together the systems will provide Israel will a protective umbrella able to counter threats posed by both short and mid-range missiles used by terror groups in Gaza and Hezbollah as well as the threat posed by long-range Iranian missiles.

Meet Venezuela’s new VP, fan of Iran and Hezbollah

Facing a parliamentary vote to oust him and a call for new elections, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Jan. 4 replaced Vice President Aristóbulo Istúriz with regime loyalist Tareck El Aissami, the governor of Aragua State. El Aissami’s appointment comes at a critical time for the embattled Bolivarian regime. Venezuela’s economy is spiraling into chaos under the crushing weight of triple-digit inflation, basic commodities shortages, widespread corruption and violent crime.

Maduro is relying on El Aissami to tighten the regime’s grip on power. As it turns out, that is in no small part thanks to his Iran and Hezbollah connections.

Brig. Gen. Mohammad-Reza Naqdi, the new cultural adviser to the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) chief commander and a former chief of the IRGC’s Basij militia, recently announced that a Latin American team visited Iran to learn how to form a Basij-like mobilization force, praising “Iran’s perseverance and success.”

Naqdi did not disclose further details about where this delegation came from, but Venezuela is a likely candidate.

In 2012, the Spanish daily ABC published an extensive expose accusing Venezuela of organizing, training and arming popular militias to control possible street unrest ahead of that year’s presidential elections. The people’s units, named REMI after the Spanish acronym for Fast Deployment Networks (Redes de Movilización Immediata), were modeled after the Iran Basij, which played a critical role in crushing the 2009 post-election protests in Iran.

Days after his appointment, Maduro nominated El Aissami as the head of a newly established committee, which he aptly named the “anti-coup command.” Maduro explained that the command will fight right-wing conspiracies.

In fact, the command — a committee comprising the defense minister, the interior minister, the head of national intelligence and the second most powerful figure in the regime after Maduro — is really tasked with suppressing any protest movement in the country. Helping Venezuela succeed in this respect is a key Iranian interest.

For Iran and Hezbollah, Bolivarian continuity in Venezuela is crucial to their ongoing Latin American operations, of which Caracas is a springboard to the rest of the region. For Maduro, Tehran represents a key security guarantee for his regime’s survival.

That is where El Aissami comes in.

Despite the Baathist family background — his father headed the Venezuelan branch of the Iraqi Baath Party — and his Lebanese Druze origins, El Aissami seems to prefer the Islamist Shiite revolutionary Hezbollah and Iran over the Baath’s supposedly secular pan-Arabism.

Obama appoints Ben Rhodes, Iran deal messenger, to Holocaust Memorial Council

The rat spits on the graves of Holocaust victims