Random Quotations – August 18th, 2017

Five items in total…

“The US has numerous holidays to honor those who served in the military, and veterans are treated with great respect. Those who served on the USS Liberty in 1967 are the exception, because the attacking forces belonged to Israel.” – Ray Hanania, “US city refuses to honor American veterans killed by Israel” – Arab News, August 16th, 2017.

“We [Charlottesville police] were ordered to bring the rival groups together. As soon as they were in contact with each other, we were told to stand down. It was outrageous. We weren’t allowed to arrest anyone without asking the mayor first. We weren’t even allowed to stop the driver as he sped away… The event was being set up as far back as at least May and it went like clockwork.” – Unidentified police officer, quoted by Baxter Dmitry in “Police: Charlottesville Was ‘Inside Job’ To Ignite Race War” – yournewswire.com, August 15th, 2017.

“In the immediate aftermath of last weekend’s rioting and death in Charlottesville, VA, Pres. Donald Trump stated: ‘We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides’… Predictably, a hurricane of abuse came down upon his head, perhaps best typified by John Oliver’s criticism that ‘it doesn’t get any easier than disavowing Nazis.’ Only a Nazi, after all, could object to the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee.” (Emphasis in original) – F. Roger Devlin, “Trump’s tergiversations on Charlottesville and their significance” – The Occidental Observer, August 15th, 2017.

“Continued rhetoric from the U.S., such as against Chinese imports, has not helped the U.S. – China relationship, but officials’ complaints about Chinese business practices are not ill-founded… Theft of intellectual property (IP) for the benefit of Chinese business and state purposes has remained relatively unresolved… for measures against stolen IP, the U.S. should limit actions against Chinese imports and investments by targeting specific Chinese companies with U.S. market access known to be using stolen IP.” – Riley Walters, “The U.S.–China Economic Relationship: Time for a Change in Tone” – The Heritage Foundation, August 10th, 2017.

“‘White Nationalists’ aren’t an organized political force in any way. ‘Antifa’ and ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the other hand, are with mucho millions in funding from George Soros and others… Antifa came by the busload with baseball bats and soda cans filled with cement. They intended to hurt people, as they have many times before… Leftists won’t condemn Antifa. They pin all blame on White Nationalists. Not because of what they did. Because of what they think.” – Jack Kelly, “Orwell in Charlottesville” – To The Point News, August 15th, 2017.