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Today’s TWO Politically INCORRECT Cartoons by A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Moral Equivalence?

Major terrorist Baha Abu Al-Ata, Iran’s Gaza proxy to kill Jews and destroy Israel, has been killed.
Baha Abu Al-AtaPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019.

Today’s TWO Politically INCORRECT Cartoons by A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Iran Nuclear Breakout

Iran got billions and removal of sanction with smiles. Now they are determined to take the rest and develop nuclear weapons by force.
Iran Breakout Toward Nuclear WeaponsPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019. Read more

Today’s TWO Politically INCORRECT Cartoons from A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – It’s Never Iran

Iran is at the root of almost all trouble in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia refinery explosions, and Issues in Syria, Afghanistan, Yamen, Iraq, etc.
Iran, the Evil in the Middle EastPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019.

Today’s TWO Politically INCORRECT Cartoons by A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – What’s In Your Tank?

Should electric Vehicle owners get a tax credit though most of the electricity is generated by coal-fired power plant?

EV Tax CreditPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019.

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Deja Vu Iran

It looks as though the Iran government would like to try and pull the wool over Trump’s eyes as they did to Obama.

Iran, Trump and ObamaPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019.
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Video: Kuwaiti Prof calling for ‘4 Pounds Of Anthrax’ to Be smuggled though US-Mex Border


Written by Wes Walker on July 9, 2019

Is it still an ‘irrational phobia’ to want extreme vetting on our border when they actually WANT to see mass casualties in America?

Let’s hear the Democrats explain this one away. It’s not as though we haven’t already intercepted ISIS-affiliated hostiles trying to exploit this gap in our defenses: Hey Open-Borders Peeps: Refugee Busted In ISIS Plot To Bomb American Church… Do You Care?

No, the Dems are so busy looking for ways to secure their lock on political power they aren’t very interested in what the ‘unintended consequences’ of their plans would include.

Some 2020 candidates have gone so far as to decriminalize crossing illegally into America. Is 300,000 civilian casualties her in America too steep of a price to pay?

Anthrax would be a helluva way to die.

Four pounds of Anthrax in a suitcase this big carried by a fighter through tunnels from Mexico into the US, are guaranteed to kill 330,000 Americans within a single hour if it is properly spread in population centers there.

What a horrifying idea. 9/11 will be small change in comparison.

Am I right?

There is no need for airplanes, conspiracies, timings, and so on. One person with the courage to carry four pounds of Anthrax will go to the White House lawn, and will spread this ‘confetti’ all over them and then will do these cries of joy. It will turn into a real ‘celebration’.

Ilhan Omar, AOC and the others can BS us all they want about so-called Muslim bans that are anything BUT ‘Muslim bans’ but they haven’t offered any solutions whatsoever that will accomplish the ‘extreme vetting’ Trump wants to keep the American civilian population safe from murderous plots like this.

And in case you haven’t done the math — it isn’t just the Republican in the White House that would be wiped out by an attack like this, it would be hordes of civil servants and support jobs in a DARK BLUE political riding. Even JUDGES aren’t immune from an attack like this.

For that matter, even their beloved OBAMAS in their expensive DC digs wouldn’t be safe from an attack like he’s proposing.

For once, this is an issue that even those well-heeled Democrat bigwigs telling themselves they’re safe in their bubble behind high gates and expensive security systems would be hit hard by.

Do you finally care NOW that your irresponsible policies aren’t ruining someone ELSE’s life but could actually threaten your own?

Do you honestly think you’re any more safe in NY or LA than you’d be in DC?

Don’t count on it. If they could ever get the chance, they’d gladly wipe us all out.

Trump Puts The Sqeeze On Iran With Toughest Sanctions Yet — Here’s The 411


Written by Wes Walker on June 25, 2019

Just because Trump wasn’t willing to spill blood over Iran’s new regional belligerence, doesn’t mean we’re going to sit back and take it. Trump is hitting them back a different way. First, there was the cyber attack. And now, the sanctions are being ramped up even further. Judging by how their leadership is squealing like a stuck pig, the sanctions have gotten their attention.

The rants are getting stupid.

Oops. That one’s mad Maxine.

She just SOUNDS like an Iranian Mullah spitting bile against America. So wound up against Trump that’s she’ll even side with the world’s leading state sponsor of terror than agree with the President on, well, anything.

Their President resorted to name calling.

“The White House actions mean it is mentally retarded,” Rouhani said in a scathing televised address.

If he keeps that up, he’ll get Avenatti’s old spot in the fawning anti-Trump media. So what if Iran just defended their practice of executing homosexuals. Maybe being anti-Trump is far more important to some people that such ‘trivialities’.

President Trump announced on Monday that he was imposing new sanctions on Iran, stepping up a policy of pressuring the nation’s leaders and further squeezing the Iranian economy in retaliation for what the United States says are recent aggressive acts by Tehran.

The move came on top of actions taken by the administration this spring to cut off all revenues from Iranian oil exports, the lifeblood of the nation’s economy.

The new sanctions are aimed at preventing some top Iranian officials from using the international banking system or any financial vehicles set up by European nations or other countries.

…Speaking in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump said the new sanctions order would bar Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, and his office from access to the international financial system. The Treasury Department said it was also imposing sanctions on eight Iranian military commanders, including the head of a unit that the Americans say was responsible for shooting down an American drone last Thursday.
Source: NYT

Here he is pretending to take the high ground:

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Twitter that the “useless sanctioning” of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Zarif, who led Iran’s nuclear negotiations with world powers, “means the permanent closure of the doors of diplomacy.”

“Trump’s government is annihilating all of the established international mechanisms for maintaining world peace and security,” said the spokesman, Abbas Mousavi.
Source: WaPo

They also said:

Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program and has complied with restrictions to its atomic energy activities set out under the 2015 deal it negotiated with world powers, including the United States.

This is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, presuming to moralize about ‘established international mechanisms for maintaining world peace and security’? Wow, that’s a whole other level of chutzpah. Level with us — did John Kerry coach you to say that? Or did you come up with that all by yourself?

Either way, it sure sounds like something from the Obama administration would say, doesn’t it.

Why would they be so upset about the sanctions?

Maybe this article, published in May is a clue:

The powerful Lebanese Hezbollah militia has thrived for decades on generous cash handouts from Iran, spending lavishly on benefits for its fighters, funding social services for its constituents and accumulating a formidable arsenal that has helped make the group a significant regional force, with troops in Syria and Iraq.

But since President Trump introduced sweeping new restrictions on trade with Iran last year, raising tensions with Tehran that reached a crescendo in recent days, Iran’s ability to finance allies such as Hezbollah has been curtailed. Hezbollah, the best funded and most senior of Tehran’s proxies, has seen a sharp fall in its revenue and is being forced to make draconian cuts to its spending, according to Hezbollah officials, members and supporters.

Fighters are being furloughed or assigned to the reserves, where they receive lower salaries or no pay at all, said a Hezbollah employee with one of the group’s administrative units. Many of them are being withdrawn from Syria, where the militia has played an instrumental role in fighting on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad and ensuring his survival.
Source: PakistanDefense

It could hardly be described as being written from a Western perspective, but it confirms some of what we’ve known all along. Iran uses money to project their ideology through violent proxies to neighboring regions. When that money runs out, they lose the ability to project that ideology and violence. Without that money, Iran’s regional ‘leadership’ is nothing. At least some of their soldiers are more ‘hireling’ than ‘zealot’.

Said differently, Trump’s policy is getting the job done. The same job that wasn’t getting done under Obama/Biden.

US sending 1,000 more troops to Middle East


Written by Zachary Halaschak | June 17, 2019 08:22 PM

The U.S. is sending an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East amid increasing tension between the U.S. and Iran. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced the additional forces in a statement Monday evening, saying that the increase came at the urging of U.S. military leaders in the Middle East.

“In response to a request from the US Central Command for additional forces, and with the advice of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and in consultation with the White House, I have authorized approximately 1,000 additional troops for defensive purposes to address air, naval, and ground-based threats in the Middle East,” Shanahan said in a statement.

“The recent Iranian attacks validate the reliable, credible intelligence we have received on hostile behavior by Iranian forces and their proxy groups that threaten United States personnel and interests across the region,” Shanahan said.

“We will continue to monitor the situation diligently and make adjustments to force levels as necessary given intelligence reporting and credible threats,” he added.

A pair of oil tankers were attacked earlier this month in the Gulf of Oman. The U.S. and the U.K. have placed blame for the attack on Iran. The move came just hours before Iran reportedly fired a surface-to-air missile at a U.S. drone. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed the tanker attacks on the “maximum pressure campaign” that the U.S. is waging against the Iranian regime, targeting its financial industry.

“Iran is lashing out because the regime wants our successful maximum pressure campaign lifted,” Pompeo told reporters last week. “The international community condemns Iran’s assault on the freedom of navigation and the targeting of innocent civilians.”

Last month, four other tankers were targeted by Iran in what Pompeo described as an Iranian attempt to inflate international oil prices.

The U.S. also recently deployed the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East.

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