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  • I’m Voting for Trump… Period

    Frankly my dears, I don’t give a damn about a 90 second clip of what Trump “SAID”  ELEVEN (11) years ago.

    I do give a damn about the future of America.

    I am voting for TRUMP…

    Trump is a patriotic American Citizen, Trump’s “dreams of my father” are but one dream, the American Dream.  Trump has but one country that he loves, one alliance and one allegiance.  Trumps “Roots” are in  America’s homeland.

    TRUMP IS WHO I AM….

    I am patriotic American Citizen, my “dreams of my father” are but one dream, the American Dream.  I have but one country that that I  love, one alliance and one allegiance.  My “Roots” are in  America’s homeland.

    TRUMP WILL NEVER GIVE UP

    I’m voting for Trump period.

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    Hillary’s “ACTIONS” for the last twenty six years speak louder than words.

    THIS IS LYING’ HILLARY’S HISTORY

    HILLARY’S DOCUMENTED LONG POLITICALLY CROOKED ROAD

    Liar Liar Pants On Fire Hillary Song – SafeShare.TV

    https://safeshare.tv/x/kXjbXGyQDsE

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    COMPARATIVELY SPEAKING….. watch it.

    THIS IS TRUMP’S HISTORY HIS LONG ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE

    I received an email on Thursday, September 22, 2016 11:09 AM

    Subject: Fwd: Trump America Great America Strong

    (Name removed for privacy), Her teacher was talking about your website yesterday in her government class! Just letting you know you’re being taught in public schools now!

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    Word gets around in cyberspace

    Never underestimate the intelligence of smart young American citizens with smart phones. They are bloody well aware of terrorist attacks like the Burlington WA mall mass shooting at Macy’s.

    Homeland Security Chair: ‘Good Chance’ Mall Attack Islamic Terror

    www.breitbart.com/…/islamic-terror-homeland-security-chair-good-cha…
    Breitbart News

    Sep 25, 2016 – Arcan Cetin (Washington State Patrol via USA Today) …. Ahmad Khan Rahami, to the shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington.

    and they have the capability of making an enormous impact using social media.

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    Even a seven year old American knows that liars don’t make good leaders. I was wearing my white hat, it just said “Make America Great Again”  The little boy asked me if it was sort of a Trump hat? I said yes, he responded with “I sure hope Trump gets elected, because Hillary is a liar” and then he added “Obama is too”

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    The bottom line….

    TRUMP IS WHO I AM….

    I am patriotic American Citizen, my “dreams of my father” are but one dream, the American Dream.  I have but one country that that I  love, one alliance and one allegiance.  My “Roots” are in  America’s homeland.

    TRUMP WILL NEVER GIVE UP

    I am voting for Trump period


  • Einstein Wonderful Learning in School

    Albert Einstein, (1879 – 1955)

    “BEAR IN MIND THAT THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU LEARN IN YOUR SCHOOLS ARE THE WORK OF MANY GENERATIONS. ALL THIS IS PUT IN YOUR HANDS AS YOUR INHERITANCE IN ORDER THAT YOU MAY RECEIVE IT, HONOR IT, ADD TO IT, AND ONE DAY FAITHFULLY HAND IT ON TO YOUR CHILDREN.”

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    AMERICAN PARENTS AND CHILDREN HAVE A PROBLEM

    The Federal Takeover of Education: From LBJ to Common Core

    Sept 20, 2016  BEAR IN MIND THAT THE DEPLORABLY NEGATIVE  THINGS OUR CHILDREN ARE LEARNING IN AMERICA’S PUBLIC  SCHOOLS ARE THE WORK OF MANY GENERATIONS. AND THE AD COUNCIL 2012-2016

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    Sept 20, 2016  WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?

    I Learned a Lot in School Today

     LEARNED FROM THE AD COUNCIL 2012-2016

    INDEED, Parents have a very difficult time getting elected politicians to change bad laws

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    Today in school I LEARNED a lot

    In Chemistry I LEARNED that no one likes me

    In English I LEARNED that I’m am disgusting

    And In Physics I  LEARNED that I am a looser

    Today in school

    I LEARNED that I am ugly and useless

    And In Gym I LEARNED that I’m  pathetic and a  joke

    In History I LEARNED that I am trash

    Today in History I LEARNED I have no friends

    Today English  I LEARNED that I make people sick

    At lunch I sit alone because I smell

    In Biology I LEARNED that I am fat and stupid

    And in Math I LEARNED that I am trash

    The only thing I didn’t learn is why no one helps

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    SOLUTION TO THIS DEPLORABLE LEARNING PROBLEM?

    The Federal Takeover of Education: From LBJ to Common Core

    ELECT DONALD J. TRUMP PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 

    “ELIMINATE COMMON CORE” NO MORE PROBLEM.


  • In An Apparent Shell Game S.2012

    The bill in question is No. S.2012 -the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016

    In an apparent “SHELL GAME” likely intended to disguise a hidden agenda and to confuse the American public, Congress is considering “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS” two versions of S.2012.

    U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK-R) is pushing a massive 792 page Senate Energy bill incorporating more than 393 amendments covering these and other policy areas

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    Polson, Montana –September 14, 2016

    According to nonprofit Western States Constitutional Rights, LLC,

    S.2012 contains VERY harmful tribal government forest management provisions that could severely diminish the constitutionally protected rights of western and rural private property owners throughout the  United States

    In an apparent “SHELL GAME” likely intended to disguise a hidden agenda and to confuse the American public, Congress is considering “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS” two versions of S.2012.

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    Why would the Politico’s establishment of this Congressional Mumbo Jumbo confuse the American public?

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    It is understood that the Senate passed the Murkowski version without forestry measures in April 2016, while the U.S. House of Representatives passed a second version with both forestry and tribal forest management measures in May 2016,namely,H.R. 2647 –the Resilient Federal

    Forests Act of 2015. H.R. 2647 was sponsored by Representative Bruce Westerman (AR-R) and cosponsored by 11 Republicans and 2 Democrats. It seems H.R. 2647 was incorporated within the House version of S.2012 via an amendment adding new Title VII as part of “Division B, Titles I-X”.1 On September 8, 2016, the two versions of House/Senate S.2012 were submitted to a Congressional conference committee to be reconciled for ultimate passage by both chambers and signature into law by President Obama.

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    DON’T WAIT UNTIL S.2012 IS PASSED  BY CONGRESS, LIKE OBAMACARE, TO FIND OUT WHAT’S IN THE NORTH AMERICAN ENERGY SECURITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE ACT OF 2016  

    We the People must demand an end to the secrecy, shady backroom deals, and usurpation of our natural and constitutional freedoms and property rights.

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    WELL NOT REALLY…

    WE THE PEOPLE MUST INFORM AMERICAN CITIZENS REGARDING USURPATION’S of  S.2012

    THAN ON NOV 8, 2016 WE THE PEOPLE  VOTE FOR TRUMP.

    AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TRUMP PUTS AN END TO ALL OF THE SECRECY, SHADY BACKROOM DEALS, AND USURPATION OF OUR NATURAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL FREEDOMS AND PROPERTY RIGHTS.

    ENDING A MASSIVE  NUMBER OF GOVERNMENT USURPATION’S

    By definition an act of usurping; wrongful or illegal encroachment, infringement, or seizure.

    INCLUDING OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS

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    A UN and tribal takeover? – Canada Free Press

    canadafreepress.com/…/energybillshidden-tribal-forest-management-amp-other-pro

    2 days ago – Hidden provisions in congressional energy bills undermine America’s … of private property owners throughout the United States, the Western States … shared by many citizens throughout the western and rural United States.

     

    By Lawrence Kogan —— Bio and Archives September 17, 2016

    A MASSIVE 792-PAGE SENATE ENERGY COMMITTEE BILL THREATENS TO AUTHORIZE FEDERAL BUREAUCRATS TO CEDE EXTENSIVE CONTROL OVER WESTERN STATE WATER AND PROPERTY RIGHTS, ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AND FOREST MANAGEMENT TO NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES, LOCAL UN SUSTAINABILITY COUNCILS AND RADICAL ENVIRONMENTALIST GROUPS.

     CERTAIN PROVISIONS COULD UNDERMINE THE FOUNDATIONS OF OUR NATION FROM WITHIN OUR NATION.

    S.2012, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016, incorporates some 393 amendments. Incredibly, it is being driven forward by U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and other members of Congress behind closed doors. Probably very few have read the bill in its entirety. Virtually none understand its likely impacts on western and other rural land, water and property rights, potentially throughout America, or on the families and communities whose lives will be upended.

    This secretive approach—with no opportunities for meaningful public examination or comment, even by those who will be most affected—is almost unprecedented. It could well become another example of “we have to pass it to find out what’s in it.” But numerous people will have to live with the consequences, while the authors and implementers walk away exempted, unscathed and unaccountable.

    The bill’s tribal government forest management provisions are extremely harmful and could severely diminish the constitutionally protected rights of private property owners throughout the United States, the Western States Constitutional Rights consortium emphasizes. Indeed, the pending legislation is itself unconstitutional, as explained in a legal memorandum the consortium sent to 13 members of Congress.

    This Montana-based nonprofit was formed to safeguard the property rights of farmers, ranchers and other land and business owners against reckless federal, state and local government laws, regulations and policies. WSCR members live on or near the Flathead Irrigation Project within the Flathead Indian Reservation, and in other parts of northwestern Montana. But their concerns are widely shared by many citizens throughout the western and rural United States. It has a long, hard road ahead on these issues.

    The apparent “shell game” is likely intended to disguise a hidden agenda and confuse people. In fact, Congress is quietly considering two versions: a Senate-passedMurkowski version without forestry measures and a House of Representatives version with both forestry and tribal forest management measures (H.R. 2647, the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015, sponsored by Representative Bruce Westerman (R-AR) and cosponsored by 11 Republicans and 2 Democrats). Bipartisan chicanery.

    On September 8, the two versions were submitted to a conference committee, to be reconciled so that both chambers can pass a bill and President Obama can sign it into law. The problems are extensive.

    The House/Senate versions’ forestry measures embrace Euro-UN-Agenda 21 sustainable forest management principles, plus United Nations Indigenous Peoples Rights policies that would supersede the U.S. Constitution—while implementing unscientific climate change and sustainability objectives devised by the White House and “Forest Service Strategic Energy Framework.”

    Tribal Forest Management (TFM) provisions in House/Senate S.2012 are more problematic, because they would racially discriminate in favor of Native American tribes. They would do so by using the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to recognize off-reservation aboriginal pre-European land and water rights—where none exist in U.S. law—at the expense of all other Americans’ constitutionally protected private property rights. S.2012s’ TFM provisions would also:

    • Supplant states’ authority and jurisdiction over their natural resources, as recognized by the Tenth Amendment requirement that these resources be held in “public trust” for the benefit of each state’s citizens—including incredibly hard-working western ranchers who put so much food on your table.
    • Enable Native American Tribes to treat “Federal Forest Lands” (including national forests and national parks belonging to all Americans) as “Indian Forest Lands,” merely by establishing that “the Federal forest land is located within, or mostly within, a geographical area that presents a feature or involves circumstances principally relevant to that Indian tribe.” That means a tribe only has to show that the lands are covered by an Indian treaty, are part of a current or former Indian reservation, or were once adjudicated by the former Indian Claims Commission as part of a “tribal homeland.”
    • Provide Native American Tribes near U.S. national forest and park lands with federal “638” contracts to manage, oversee and control such lands and appurtenant water resources for federal regulatory and other purposes, even when they are well beyond the boundaries of Indian reservations.
    • Expand tribal political sovereignty and legal jurisdiction and control, especially over mountainous forest lands—the source of most snowpack and other waters that farmers, ranchers, and even towns and cities rely on for irrigation, drinking and other water needs.
    • Enable tribes to impose new federal fiduciary trust obligations on the U.S. government to protect their religious, cultural and spiritual rights to fish, waters and lands located beyond the boundaries of Indian reservations, by severely curtailing non-tribal members’ constitutionally protected private water and land rights, without paying “just compensation” as required by the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    A recently filed federal lawsuit by the Hoopa Valley Tribe of northern California against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and National Marine Fisheries Service underscores the importance of this so-called federal fiduciary trust obligation. The tribe wants to compel the agencies to protect the tribe’s alleged off-reservation aboriginal pre-European water and fishing rights in southern Oregon’s Klamath River and Upper Klamath Lake—even though their reservation is more than 240 miles southwest of the lake!

    A tribal court victory would severely curtail Klamath irrigators’ ability to exercise their rights to vitally needed water. Northern California’s Yurok Tribe says it will soon file its own lawsuit. A cascade of such legal actions would disrupt or destroy the entire western water rights system.

    Combined with S.3013 (Montana Democrat Senator John Tester’s Salish and Kootenai Water Rights Settlement Act), the TFM provisions would expand and codify into federal law off-reservation aboriginal water and fishing rights that the tribes now claim. That precedent could then be used by other litigious tribes to override water and private property public trust obligations that Montana, Oregon, California and other western states owe their citizens under state constitutions. It could happen throughout America!

    S.2012 would cause even more problems if Congress adds a Wyden-Merkley Amendment that provides federal funding and implementation for the controversial Klamath Basin Agreements Tribal Rights Settlement. That would greatly expand tribal water rights, in violation of U.S. constitutional requirements that any such expansion be pursuant to Congress’s authority to approve or reject interstate compacts or regulate commerce with Indian tribes.

    It would also create a federal and interstate template for greatly diminishing regional—and potentially all irrigators’—state-based private property rights, in favor of Native American tribes. Its proponents have grossly misrepresented the settlement’s alleged benefits and substantially understated the damage it would impose on Klamath Basin residents.

    If S.2012 is enacted into law with the tribal forest management, Wyden-Merkley Amendment and Salish-Kootenai Settlement, Congress will cede control over western and rural lands and waters to Native American tribes in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Fifth, Ninth, Tenth and Fourteenth Amendments.

    This year’s presidential and congressional elections are a referendum on the role and performance of government.

    We the People must demand an end to the secrecy, shady backroom deals, and usurpation of our natural and constitutional freedoms and property rights.

    Congress’ immediate withdrawal or modification of this grotesque omnibus energy bill would be a good first step in this direction.

    Lawrence Kogan is managing principal of The Kogan Law Group, PC of New York, NY and legal counsel to Western States Constitutional Rights, LLC.

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    Just asking?

    Why would the Politico’s establishment of this Congressional Mumbo Jumbo confuse the American public?

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    This West Is OUR West: Uniting Western States – Protecting Our Rights

    thiswestisourwest.com/

    Energy Bill’s Hidden Provisions UndermineS.2012 – the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016, which many in Congress … protected rights of western and rural private property owners throughout the United States.

    BREAKING NEWS September 15, 2016

    WESTERN STATES CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, LLC

    PRESS RELEASE

    Energy Bill’s Hidden Provisions Undermine Western and Rural U.S. Property Owners

    The following press release is based on a recently prepared memorandum of law and

    correspondences dispatched to 13 members of Congress explaining the unconstitutionality of pending legislation discussed below

    Polson, Montana – September 14, 2016 –

    Energy and forest management are not generally assumed to be interrelated policies.

    Nevertheless, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK-R) is pushing a massive 792-page Senate Energy bill incorporating more than 393 amendments covering these and other policy areas. The bill in question is No. S.2012 – the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016, which many in Congress have not likely read.

    According to nonprofit Western States Constitutional Rights, LLC, S.2012 contains VERY harmful tribal government forest management provisions that could severely diminish the constitutionally protected rights of western and rural private property owners throughout the United States.

    In an apparent “SHELL GAME” likely intended to disguise a hidden agenda and to confuse the American public, Congress is considering BEHIND CLOSED DOORS two versions of S.2012.

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    A shell game is a shell game….. by hook,  by crooks or by the U.S. Congress

    Behind My Back | The “RESTORATION” Shell Game

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/06/09/the-restorationshellgame/

    Jun 9, 2014 – The “RESTORATIONShell Game. A highly convoluted “GAME OF RESTORATION” that is involving the sleight of many, many hands, in which …

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    Read more on Pie N Politics

    News from Klamath Basin Crisis.org

    by Liz Bowen

     

    http://klamathbasincrisis.org/billslaws/2016/Energybillshiddenprovisions091516.pdf

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    Western States Constitutional Rights, LLC is a Montana-based nonprofit entity the mission of which is to promote the protection of private property rights held by western United States property owners against reckless federal, state and local government laws, regulations and policies. Its members are irrigators, landowners and business owners located on or near the Flathead Irrigation Project situated within the Flathead Indian Reservation, and from other areas in northwestern Montana, but their concerns are widely shared by many citizens throughout the western and rural United States.

    All media inquiries should be directed to The Kogan Law Group, P.C., NY, NY, Western States Constitutional Rights, LLC’s legal counsel, at: 212-644-9240.

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    Energy,  forest management  and TRIBES are not generally assumed to be interrelated policies.

    Connecting the dots on  Senator Murkowski….

    Senator  Murkowski  (R) is an active member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and served as Vice Chairman of the Committee during the 110th Congress. She is the Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and a member of the Committee on Appropriations, She was honored with a Congressional Leadership Award by the National Congress of American Indians


  • Trump Fundamental Truth 1787-2016

     Trump Fundamental Truth  1787-2016

    We hold these truths to be self evident.

    Reacting to the explosion Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, said:

    “It’s a terrible thing what’s going on in our world, what’s going on in our country, but we are going to get tough and smart and vigilant and we are going to end it.”

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    Full Speech: Donald Trump Rally in Colorado Springs, CO (9/17/2016 …

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBJBTUBM8ds
    17 hours ago – Uploaded by Donald Trump Speeches & Events

    WATCH LIVE: Donald Trump Rally in Colorado Springs, CO at JetCenters of Colorado (9/17/2016) – Full …

     

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    We hold these truths to be self evident. America is a nation, attacked by external force and convulsed by domestic insurrections.

    That is exactly why the Trump is up in the Polls.

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    New York blast ‘obviously an act of terrorism,’ Cuomo says – CNN.com

    www.cnn.com/2016/09/18/us/new-yorkexplosion/
    CNN

    6 mins ago – New York (CNN) [Breaking news update at 12:35 p.m. ET]. FBI investigators are still collecting evidence from the scene of a bombing Saturday …

    Sept 19, 2016 We hold these truths to be self evident.

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    1787  The United States of America

    We hold these truths to be self evident.

    At the time of its founding, the United States was a weak and fledgling nation, unique in claiming its republican institutions, extremely vulnerable to the great powers that dominated the world. Its objectives were to strengthen its constitutional government, build an adequate military capacity to defend itself, and, if possible, remove European influence from the North American continent.

    If America failed in this, Alexander Hamilton warned in Federalist 11, it would become “the instrument of European greatness.

    ” But if it succeeded, it would be “superior to the control of all transatlantic force or influence and be able to dictate the terms of the connection between the old and the new world.”

    Alexander Hamilton essay’s MAIN PURPOSE IS TO FORCE CITIZENS TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THEIR CURRENT GOVERNMENT IS NOT WORTH KEEPING compared with the ideas of the Constitution.

    However, Hamilton knows the difficulty of convincing someone to replace something they are comfortable with. He reminds the people of how they “depend for their political constitutions on accident and force” and PRESENTS THEM WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A “GOOD GOVERNMENT”. Hamilton even states that if the Constitution was not ratified, the existing Union would be completely destroyed.

    Alexander Hamilton writes THAT ENERGY IN THE EXECUTIVE IS “THE LEADING CHARACTER IN THE DEFINITION OF GOOD GOVERNMENT.”

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    Constitution for the United States of America

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

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    A great example of the Founders’ prudence is their early foreign policy. It is often said that the American Founders were isolationists and that the principle of their FOREIGN POLICY was to withdraw from the world in favor of focusing solely on the home front.

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    A great example of the Trump’s prudence is his foreign policy.

    “Trump Americanization not Globalization”

     Trumps objectives strengthen Americas  constitutional government,

    Build an adequate military capacity to defend itself

    And, remove the globalization of the European Union, United Nations rule etal. from the United States of America.

    TRUMP WILL BUILD A WALL

    And  focus  solely on America’s  home front.

    Trump “My FOREIGN POLICY WILL ALWAYS put the interests of the American people and American security first.”

    Trump “No American citizen WILL EVER AGAIN feel that their needs come second to the citizens of foreign countries”

    TRUMP PRESENTS AMERICAN CITIZENS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A “GOOD GOVERNMENT”

    TRUMPS FIRST PURPOSE IS “TRUTH”, TO INFORM AMERICA CITIZENS SO THEY WILL UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THEIR CURRENT GOVERNMENT IS NOT WORTH KEEPING

    TRUMP HAS REPEATEDLY EMPHASIZED THAT ENERGY IN THE EXECUTIVE IS “THE LEADING CHARACTER IN THE DEFINITION OF GOOD GOVERNMENT.”

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    Trump will be a President of Constitutional Law and Order for We the People of the United States

    Trump America First

    1. Trump shall Establish American JUSTICE First
    2. Trump shall Insure America’s DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY First
    3. Trump shall Provide for America’s COMMON DEFENSE First
    4. Trump shall Promote America’s GENERAL WELFARE First
    5. Trump shall Secure THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY to American’s First
    6. Trump shall Secure THE BLESSINGS OF POSTERITY to American’s First

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    Trump Fundamental Truth  1787-2016

    We hold these truths to be self evident.

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    We Still Hold These Truths: Rediscovering Our Principles, Reclaiming …

    https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1497636477

    Matthew Spalding – 2014 – ‎Political Science

    If America failed in this, Alexander Hamilton warned in Federalist 11, it would become “the instrument of European greatness.” But if it succeeded, it would be …

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    Federalist Papers Summaries Flashcards | Quizlet

    https://quizlet.com/45647368/federalist-papers-summaries-flash-cards/

    Quizlet

    Alexander Hamilton of New York asked James Madison of Virginia and John Jay to help him persuade the New York convention to ratify …. The Federalist 11 … 15, Hamilton warns citizens that the states are on the verge of national humiliation.

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     United States of America 1787

    “Remarks of James Wilson in the Pennsylvania Convention to Ratify the Constitution of the United States, 1787,”

    The United States now exhibit to the world,

    the first instance, as far as we can learn,

    of a nation,

    unattacked by external force,

    unconvulsed by domestic insurrections,

    assembling voluntarily, deliberating fully, and deciding calmly, concerning that system of government,

    under which they would wish that they and their posterity should live.[35]

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    The bottom line…

    Sept 19, 2016 We hold these truths to be self evident.

    America is a nation, attacked by external force and convulsed by domestic insurrections

     TRUMP PRESENTS AMERICAN CITIZENS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A “GOOD GOVERNMENT”

    TRUMPS FIRST PURPOSE IS “TRUTH”, TO INFORM AMERICA CITIZENS SO THEY WILL UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THEIR CURRENT GOVERNMENT IS NOT WORTH KEEPING

    TRUMP HAS REPEATEDLY EMPHASIZED THAT ENERGY IN THE EXECUTIVE IS “THE LEADING CHARACTER IN THE DEFINITION OF GOOD GOVERNMENT.”


  • I Learned a Lot in School Today

    I Learned a Lot in School Today

    WHAT ARE STUDENTS IN AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS LEARNING FROM THE 2012  AD COUNCIL BULLING MESSAGE?

    Get the picture, take exactly one minute and one second to watch it.

    Bullying Prevention: Learning 60 (2012) Ad Council Radio PSA …

    ▶ 1:01

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    Today in school I LEARNED a lot

    In Chemistry I LEARNED that no one likes me

    In English I LEARNED that I’m am disgusting

    And In Physics I l LEARNED that I am a looser

    Today in school

    I LEARNED that I am ugly and useless

    and In Gym I LEARNED that I’m  pathetic and a  joke

    In History I LEARNED that I am trash

    Today in History I LEARNED I have no friends

    Today English  I LEARNED that I make people sick

    At lunch I sit alone because I smell

    In Biology I LEARNED that I am fat and stupid

    And in Math I LEARNED that I am trash

    The only thing I didn’t learn is why no one helps

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    This negative feelings of self worth  Ad Council message on bullying has been on TV since 2012

    Let’s ask the kids that did the video?

    What did you learn making the bullying video message for the Ad Council?

    did they learn a lot from the Ad Council on how to vocalize their negative feelings of self worth  

    ADJECTIVES OF NEGATIVE FEELINGS VOCABULARY WORD LIST (168)

    A) Abandoned, Abused, Accused, Afraid, Aggravated, Aggressive, Angry, Anguished, Annoyed, Anxious, Apprehensive, Argumentative, Ashamed, Atrocious, Avoided, Awkward

     

    B) Badgered, Banned, Beaten, Belittled, Berated, Betrayed, Bitter, Blamed, Bored, Bothered, Bullied, Bummed

     

    C) Careless, Cheated, Clumsy, Coerced, Combative, Compared, Conflicted, Confronted, Confused, Convicted, Cornered, Crabby, Cranky, Creepy, Criticized, Crummy, Cut off, Cynical

     

    D) Damaged, Dangerous, Dazed, Deceived, Defamed, Defiant, Deficient, Dejected, Demeaned, Depleted, Depressed, Deprived, Deserted, Desolate, Despairing, Desperate, Despicable, Despised, Detached, Detested, Devalued, Different, Disappointed, Disapproved of, Discarded, Disconnected, Discriminated against, Disdained, Disgraced, Disgusted, Disliked, Dismayed, Displeased, Disrespected, Dissatisfied, Distraught, Distressed, Doubted, Drained, Duped

     

    E) Edgy, Embarrassed, Enraged, Excluded, Exploited

     

    F) Fed up, Forced, Frightened, Frustrated, Furious

     

    G) Glum, Grief-stricken, Grumpy

     

    H) Harassed, Hassled, Hated, Haunted, Heartbroken, Hindered, Horrified, Humiliated, Hysterical

     

    I) Ignorant, Imposed upon, Incapable, Incompetent, Ineffective, Inefficient

     

    J) Jealous, Judged

     

    K) Kept out

     

    L) Labeled, Left out, Lied to, Lonely, Lost, Lousy

     

    M) Mad, Miffed, Miserable, Mistaken, Mistrusted, Misunderstood, Mixed up, Moody

     

    N) Nagged, Neurotic

     

    O) Obligated, Obsessed, Offended, Ostracized, Overwhelmed

     

    P) Pained, Panicked, Paranoid, Pessimistic, Petrified, Powerless, Pressured, Put down, Puzzling

     

    Q) Questioned

     

    R) Rejected, Resentful, Ridiculous, Rotten

     

    S) Sad, Sarcastic, Scared, Selfish, Singled out, Spiteful, Stressed out, Stupid, Suffering, Suicidal

     

    T) Threatened

     

    U) Useless

     

    V)

     

    W) Worried, Worried

     

    X)

     

    Y)

     

    Z) Zero

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    WHAT DID WE LEARN IN AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL?

    Sticks and stones make break my bones but names will never hurt me.

    What did the kids really learn in school?

    What are American kids learning from the 2012 Ad Council Video?

    NEGATIVE FEELINGS OF SELF WORTH AND MORE…. 

    SELF-DEGRADATION?  SELF PITY? AND LEARNED HELPLESSNESS? repeated painful or otherwise aversive stimuli, a condition in which a person suffers from a sense of powerlessness, arising from a traumatic event or persistent failure to succeed.

    LEARNED HELPLESSNESS IS THOUGHT TO BE ONE OF THE UNDERLYING CAUSES OF DEPRESSION.

    AND REALLY? THE ONLY THING THESE STUDENTS  DIDN’T LEARN IN SCHOOL TODAY IS WHY NO ONE HELPS?

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    AMERICAN KIDS  ARE LIVING WHAT THEY LEARN

    WHAT DID KIDS LEARN FROM THE AD COUNCIL VIDEO?

    NEGATIVE FEELINGS OF SELF WORTH AND MORE…. 

    SELF-DEGRADATION?  SELF PITY?  LEARNED HELPLESSNESS?

    WHAT ARE KIDS LEARNING IN SCHOOL?

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    Read it again…. You decide….

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    Today in school I LEARNED a lot

    In Chemistry I LEARNED that no one likes me

    In English I LEARNED that I’m am disgusting

    And In Physics I l LEARNED that I am a looser

    Today in school

    I LEARNED that I am ugly and useless

    and In Gym I LEARNED that I’m   pathetic and a  joke

    In History I LEARNED that I am trash

    Today in History I LEARNED I have no friends

    Today English  I LEARNED that I make people sick

    At lunch I sit alone because I smell

    In Biology I LEARNED that I am fat and stupid

    And in Math I LEARNED that I am trash

    The only thing I didn’t learn is why no one helps

    Bullying Prevention: Learning 60 (2012) Ad Council Radio PSA …

    ▶ 1:01

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P18WLCoV7pY

    Oct 22, 2014 – Uploaded by Michael Anthony Vongkeomany

    Bullying Prevention: Learning 60 (2012) Ad Council Radio PSA … Sign in to add this video to a playlist …

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    WHATEVER 2012-2016 ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER

    STUDENTS LEARNING WHAT? BULLYING? FROM NFL JOCK, KAEPERNICK?

    How to gain the national spotlight? Save his career? How to disrespect the American flag, support black lives matter and call it free speech? How to have a Ethnic pity party and call it oppression?

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    LEARNING  WHAT  FROM THE U.S. PRESIDENT?

    Obama joins with NFL: Supports Kaepernick and Black Lives Matter

    www.redstate.com/diary/…/obama-joins-nfl-supports-kaepernick-black-lives-matter/

    Sep 6, 2016 – As a result, Obama essentially stated his agreement with Kaepernick’s Black Lives Matter rant about the oppression and murder of black people …

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    PUBLIC EDUCATION AND THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT?

    Teachers at a Washington State John Muir state elementary school plan to wear Black Lives Matter shirts in class Friday to protest “systemic oppression”

    SEPT 16, 2016 AT THE  K-5 John Muir Elementary School  in the IN THE Seattle Public School district. AND, the Narrative, would have included 100 African American men FROM THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT.  coincided with some teachers planning to wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts at school. …

     Seattle Public Schools receives threats, cancels event for ‘Black Men …

    www.kiro7.com/news/local/seattle-public-schools-receives…black…/446452176

    1 day ago – Seattle Public Schools has cancelled a celebration at John Muir Elementary School on Friday that would have included 100 African American men in the Narrative,” coincided with some teachers planning to wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts at school. … KIRO 7 (@KIRO7Seattle) September 16, 2016.

     Elementary School Teachers To Wear Black Lives Matter Shirts … in Seattle will be wearing t-shirts at school on September 16th. The school is a K-5 school in the Seattle Public School district.

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    WHATEVER 2012-2016 ONE DEPLORABLE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER

    WHAT DID WE LEARN IN AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL?

    Sticks and stones make break my bones but names will never hurt me.

    I’M A DEPLORABLE TRUMP VOTER.

    TRUMP SHALL GET RID OF COMMON CORE EDUCATION.


  • Addressing Bush’s “New World” Dis-Order

    Addressing Bush’s “New World” Dis-Order

    Why American Citizens are VOTING FOR TRUMP and dumping the establishments politicians right and left.

    Full unedited  text

    9/11, 1990 President George H. W. Bush’s  New World Order Address

    Address Before a Joint Session of Congress (September 11, 1990 …

    millercenter.org/president/bush/speeches/speech-3425

    Transcript

    Mr. President and Mr. Speaker and Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, fellow Americans, thank you very much for that warm welcome. We gather tonight, witness to events in the Persian Gulf as significant as they are tragic. In the early morning hours of August 2d, following negotiations and promises by Iraq’s dictator Saddam Hussein not to use force, a powerful Iraqi army invaded its trusting and much weaker neighbor, Kuwait. Within 3 days, 120,000 Iraqi troops with 850 tanks had poured into Kuwait and moved south to threaten Saudi Arabia. IT WAS THEN THAT I DECIDED TO ACT TO CHECK THAT AGGRESSION.
    At this moment, our brave servicemen and women stand watch in that distant desert and on distant seas, side by side with the forces of more than 20 other nations. They are some of the finest men and women of the United States of America. And they’re doing one terrific job. These valiant Americans were ready at a moment’s notice to leave their spouses and their children, to serve on the front line halfway around the world. They remind us who keeps America strong: they do. In the trying circumstances of the Gulf, the morale of our service men and women is excellent. In the face of danger, they’re brave, they’re well-trained, and dedicated.
    A soldier, Private First Class Wade Merritt of Knoxville, Tennessee, now stationed in Saudi Arabia, wrote his parents of his worries, his love of family, and his hope for peace. But Wade also wrote, “I am proud of my country and its firm stance against inhumane aggression. I am proud of my army and its men. I am proud to serve my country.” Well, let me just say, Wade, America is proud of you and is grateful to every soldier, sailor, marine, and airman serving the cause of peace in the Persian Gulf. I also want to thank the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Powell; the Chiefs here tonight; our commander in the Persian Gulf, General Schwartzkopf; and the men and women of the Department of Defense. What a magnificent job you all are doing. And thank you very, very much from a grateful people. I wish I could say that their work is done. But we all know it’s not.
    So, if there ever was a time to put country before self and patriotism before party, the time is now. And let me thank all Americans, especially those here in this Chamber tonight, for your support for our armed forces and for their mission. That support will be even more important in the days to come. So, tonight I want to talk to you about what’s at stake—what we must do together to defend civilized values around the world and maintain our economic strength at home.
    Our objectives in the Persian Gulf are clear, our goals defined and familiar: Iraq must withdraw from Kuwait completely, immediately, and without condition. Kuwait’s legitimate government must be restored. The security and stability of the Persian Gulf must be assured. And American citizens abroad must be protected. These goals are not ours alone. They’ve been endorsed by the United Nations Security Council five times in as many weeks. Most countries share our concern for principle. And many have a stake in the stability of the Persian Gulf. This is not, as Saddam Hussein would have it, the United States against Iraq. It is Iraq against the world.
    As you know, I’ve just returned from a very productive meeting with Soviet President Gorbachev. And I am pleased that we are working together to build a new relationship. In Helsinki, our joint statement affirmed to the world our shared resolve to counter Iraq’s threat to peace. Let me quote: “We are united in the belief that Iraq’s aggression must not be tolerated. No peaceful international order is possible if larger states can devour their smaller neighbors.” Clearly, no longer can a dictator count on East-West confrontation to stymie concerted United Nations action against aggression. A new partnership of nations has begun.
    We stand today at a unique and extraordinary moment. The crisis in the Persian Gulf, as grave as it is, also offers a rare opportunity to move toward an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective—a new world order—can emerge: a new era—freer from the threat of terror, stronger in the pursuit of justice, and more secure in the quest for peace. An era in which the nations of the world, East and West, North and South, can prosper and live in harmony. A hundred generations have searched for this elusive path to peace, while a thousand wars raged across the span of human endeavor. Today that new world is struggling to be born, a world quite different from the one we’ve known. A world where the rule of law supplants the rule of the jungle. A world in which nations recognize the shared responsibility for freedom and justice. A world where the strong respect the rights of the weak. This is the vision that I shared with President Gorbachev in Helsinki. He and other leaders from Europe, the Gulf, and around the world understand that how we manage this crisis today could shape the future for generations to come.
    The test we face is great, and so are the stakes. This is the first assault on the new world that we seek, the first test of our mettle. Had we not responded to this first provocation with clarity of purpose, if we do not continue to demonstrate our determination, it would be a signal to actual and potential despots around the world. America and the world must defend common vital interests—and we will. America and the world must support the rule of law—and we will. America and the world must stand up to aggression—and we will. And one thing more: In the pursuit of these goals America will not be intimidated.
    Vital issues of principle are at stake. Saddam Hussein is literally trying to wipe a country off the face of the Earth. We do not exaggerate. Nor do we exaggerate when we say Saddam Hussein will fail. Vital economic interests are at risk as well. Iraq itself controls some 10 percent of the world’s proven oil reserves. Iraq plus Kuwait controls twice that. An Iraq permitted to swallow Kuwait would have the economic and military power, as well as the arrogance, to intimidate and coerce its neighbors—neighbors who control the lion’s share of the world’s remaining oil reserves. We cannot permit a resource so vital to be dominated by one so ruthless. And we won’t.
    Recent events have surely proven that there is no substitute for American leadership. In the face of tyranny, let no one doubt American credibility and reliability. Let no one doubt our staying power. We will stand by our friends. One way or another, the leader of Iraq must learn this fundamental truth. From the outset, acting hand in hand with others, we’ve sought to fashion the broadest possible international response to Iraq’s aggression. The level of world cooperation and condemnation of Iraq is unprecedented. Armed forces from countries spanning four continents are there at the request of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia to deter and, if need be, to defend against attack. Moslems and non-Moslems, Arabs and non-Arabs, soldiers from many nations stand shoulder to shoulder, resolute against Saddam Hussein’s ambitions.
    We can now point to five United Nations Security Council resolutions that condemn Iraq’s aggression. They call for Iraq’s immediate and unconditional withdrawal, the restoration of Kuwait’s legitimate government, and categorically reject Iraq’s cynical and self-serving attempt to annex Kuwait. Finally, the United Nations has demanded the release of all foreign nationals held hostage against their will and in contravention of international law. It is a mockery of human decency to call these people “guests.” They are hostages, and the whole world knows it.
    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, a dependable ally, said it all: “We do not bargain over hostages. We will not stoop to the level of using human beings as bargaining chips ever.” Of course, of course, our hearts go out to the hostages and to their families. But our policy cannot change, and it will not change. America and the world will not be blackmailed by this ruthless policy.
    We’re now in sight of a United Nations that performs as envisioned by its founders. We owe much to the outstanding leadership of Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar. The United Nations is backing up its words with action. The Security Council has imposed mandatory economic sanctions on Iraq, designed to force Iraq to relinquish the spoils of its illegal conquest. The Security Council has also taken the decisive step of authorizing the use of all means necessary to ensure compliance with these sanctions. Together with our friends and allies, ships of the United States Navy are today patrolling Mideast waters. They’ve already intercepted more than 700 ships to enforce the sanctions. Three regional leaders I spoke with just yesterday told me that these sanctions are working. Iraq is feeling the heat. We continue to hope that Iraq’s leaders will recalculate just what their aggression has cost them. They are cut off from world trade, unable to sell their oil. And only a tiny fraction of goods gets through.
    The communique with President Gorbachev made mention of what happens when the embargo is so effective that children of Iraq literally need milk or the sick truly need medicine. Then, under strict international supervision that guarantees the proper destination, then food will be permitted.
    At home, the material cost of our leadership can be steep. That’s why Secretary of State Baker and Treasury Secretary Brady have met with many world leaders to underscore that the burden of this collective effort must be shared. We are prepared to do our share and more to help carry that load; we insist that others do their share as well.
    The response of most of our friends and allies has been good. To help defray costs, the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the UAE—the United Arab Emirates—have pledged to provide our deployed troops with all the food and fuel they need. Generous assistance will also be provided to stalwart front-line nations, such as Turkey and Egypt. I am also heartened to report that this international response extends to the neediest victims of this conflict—those refugees. For our part, we’ve contributed $28 million for relief efforts. This is but a portion of what is needed. I commend, in particular, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and several European nations who have joined us in this purely humanitarian effort.
    There’s an energy-related cost to be borne as well. Oil-producing nations are already replacing lost Iraqi and Kuwaiti output. More than half of what was lost has been made up. And we’re getting superb cooperation. If producers, including the United States, continue steps to expand oil and gas production, we can stabilize prices and guarantee against hardship. Additionally, we and several of our allies always have the option to extract oil from our strategic petroleum reserves if conditions warrant. As I’ve pointed out before, conservation efforts are essential to keep our energy needs as low as possible. And we must then take advantage of our energy sources across the board: coal, natural gas, hydro, and nuclear. Our failure to do these things has made us more dependent on foreign oil than ever before. Finally, let no one even contemplate profiteering from this crisis. We will not have it.
    I cannot predict just how long it will take to convince Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait. Sanctions will take time to have their full intended effect. We will continue to review all options with our allies, but let it be clear: we will not let this aggression stand.
    Our interest, our involvement in the Gulf is not transitory. It predated Saddam Hussein’s aggression and will survive it. Long after all our troops come home—and we all hope it’s soon, very soon—there will be a lasting role for the United States in assisting the nations of the Persian Gulf. Our role then: to deter future aggression. Our role is to help our friends in their own self-defense. And something else: to curb the proliferation of chemical, biological, ballistic missile and, above all, nuclear technologies.
    Let me also make clear that the United States has no quarrel with the Iraqi people. Our quarrel is with Iraq’s dictator and with his aggression. Iraq will not be permitted to annex Kuwait. That’s not a threat, that’s not a boast, that’s just the way it’s going to be.
    Our ability to function effectively as a great power abroad depends on how we conduct ourselves at home. Our economy, our Armed Forces, our energy dependence, and our cohesion all determine whether we can help our friends and stand up to our foes. For America to lead, America must remain strong and vital. Our world leadership and domestic strength are mutual and reinforcing; a woven piece, strongly bound as Old Glory. To revitalize our leadership, our leadership capacity, we must address our budget deficit—not after election day, or next year, but now.
    Higher oil prices slow our growth, and higher defense costs would only make our fiscal deficit problem worse. That deficit was already greater than it should have been—a projected $232 billion for the coming year. It must—it will—be reduced.
    To my friends in Congress, together we must act this very month—before the next fiscal year begins on October 1st—to get America’s economic house in order. The Gulf situation helps us realize we are more economically vulnerable than we ever should be. Americans must never again enter any crisis, economic or military, with an excessive dependence on foreign oil and an excessive burden of Federal debt.
    Most Americans are sick and tired of endless battles in the Congress and between the branches over budget matters. It is high time we pulled together and get the job done right. It’s up to us to straighten this out. This job has four basic parts. First, the Congress should, this month, within a budget agreement, enact growth-oriented tax measures—to help avoid recession in the short term and to increase savings, investment, productivity, and competitiveness for the longer term. These measures include extending incentives for research and experimentation; expanding the use of IRA’s for new homeowners; establishing tax-deferred family savings accounts; creating incentives for the creation of enterprise zones and initiatives to encourage more domestic drilling; and, yes, reducing the tax rate on capital gains.
    And second, the Congress should, this month, enact a prudent multiyear defense program, one that reflects not only the improvement in East-West relations but our broader responsibilities to deal with the continuing risks of outlaw action and regional conflict. Even with our obligations in the Gulf, a sound defense budget can have some reduction in real terms; and we’re prepared to accept that. But to go beyond such levels, where cutting defense would threaten our vital margin of safety, is something I will never accept. The world is still dangerous. And surely, that is now clear. Stability’s not secure. American interests are far reaching. Interdependence has increased. The consequences of regional instability can be global. This is no time to risk America’s capacity to protect her vital interests.
    And third, the Congress should, this month, enact measures to increase domestic energy production and energy conservation in order to reduce dependence on foreign oil. These measures should include my proposals to increase incentives for domestic oil and gas exploration, fuel-switching, and to accelerate the development of the Alaskan energy resources without damage to wildlife. As you know, when the oil embargo was imposed in the early 1970’s, the United States imported almost 6 million barrels of oil a day. This year, before the Iraqi invasion, U.S. imports had risen to nearly 8 million barrels per day. And we’d moved in the wrong direction. And now we must act to correct that trend.
    And fourth, the Congress should, this month, enact a 5-year program to reduce the projected debt and deficits by $500 billion—that’s by half a trillion dollars. And if, with the Congress, we can develop a satisfactory program by the end of the month, we can avoid the ax of sequester—deep across-the-board cuts that would threaten our military capacity and risk substantial domestic disruption. I want to be able to tell the American people that we have truly solved the deficit problem. And for me to do that, a budget agreement must meet these tests: It must include the measures I’ve recommended to increase economic growth and reduce dependence on foreign oil. It must be fair. All should contribute, but the burden should not be excessive for any one group of programs or people. It must address the growth of government’s hidden liabilities. It must reform the budget process and, further, it must be real.
    I urge Congress to provide a comprehensive 5-year deficit reduction program to me as a complete legislative package, with measures to assure that it can be fully enforced. America is tired of phony deficit reduction or promise-now, save-later plans. It is time for a program that is credible and real. And finally, to the extent that the deficit reduction program includes new revenue measures, it must avoid any measure that would threaten economic growth or turn us back toward the days of punishing income tax rates. That is one path we should not head down again.
    I have been pleased with recent progress, although it has not always seemed so smooth. But now it’s time to produce. I hope we can work out a responsible plan. But with or without agreement from the budget summit, I ask both Houses of the Congress to allow a straight up-or-down vote on a complete $500-billion deficit reduction package not later than September 28. If the Congress cannot get me a budget, then Americans will have to face a tough, mandated sequester. I’m hopeful, in fact, I’m confident that the Congress will do what it should. And I can assure you that we in the executive branch will do our part.
    In the final analysis, our ability to meet our responsibilities abroad depends upon political will and consensus at home. This is never easy in democracies, for we govern only with the consent of the governed. And although free people in a free society are bound to have their differences, Americans traditionally come together in times of adversity and challenge.
    Once again, Americans have stepped forward to share a tearful goodbye with their families before leaving for a strange and distant shore. At this very moment, they serve together with Arabs, Europeans, Asians, and Africans in defense of principle and the dream of a new world order. That’s why they sweat and toil in the sand and the heat and the sun. If they can come together under such adversity, if old adversaries like the Soviet Union and the United States can work in common cause, then surely we who are so fortunate to be in this great Chamber—Democrats, Republicans, liberals, conservatives—can come together to fulfill our responsibilities here.
    Thank you. Good night. And God bless the United States of America.


  • Word of Mouth to Mouth Resuscitation

    Word of Mouth to Mouth Resuscitation

    The act of reviving a person and returning them to consciousness.

    Donald Trump is doing this with his huge rally’s across America.

    Trump’s  “Word of Mouth to Mouth Resuscitation for America”  is reviving  patriotic, taxpaying, voting citizens and returning them  to the consciousness of when the citizens of America were prosperous, strong and free.

     I am just one (1) concerned American Grandmother, in a small county in WA State.

    I am supporting , campaigning and voting for Donald J. Trump for President of the United States

    As Theodore Roosevelt said….  Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

    I have a website, behindmyback.org

    And, I have a plan that works.

    Word of Mouth to Mouth Resuscitation of American”. It’s  having private one on one conversations with other concerned voting citizens about Trump. First, I identify myself as a Trump supporter, Trump signs in my yard, Trump bumper stickers on my car and my Trump hat. Anywhere people gather,  other concerned voting citizens come up to me and quietly ask questions about why I am supporting Trump.

    For me it’s an very easy question.

    1. I am a concerned American grandmother. I fear for the future of my ten grand-kids and great grand kids in the United States of America. They shall inherit the national debt of TWENTY TRILLION DOLLAR $20,000,000,000,000.00.
    2. When American citizens fear what their own government is going to do to them, it is unacceptable to me.
    3. When American’s citizen’s fear what immigrants are going to do to them in America, it is unacceptable to me.

    Who knew about this town?

    The anxiety in town is so high, according to Davis, that some in Twin Falls were scared to demonstrate in solidarity with the alleged Fawnbrook victim, fearing it would make them targets. “A lot of people are afraid of backlash from the migrant population coming after us for standing up for this one little girl,” Davis said

    1. Obama Veteran’s Administration was/is a killing field of greed and corruption

    As president of the U.S.A. Trump shall establish justice for American Veteran’s

    My support for Trump started when he skipped  the final GOP  primary debate  on  Jan 29, 2016 and spoke about Veterans.   I watched Trump’s passionate speech.  I watched news media coverage on how the VA had cooked the books on Veterans appointments and let (more or less) 40 American Veterans die waiting for medical treatment, so they could collect bonuses. Three were fired… And, they all collected their bonuses.

    1. I am a patriotic American Citizen.

    DONALD J. TRUMP IS A PATRIOTIC AMERICAN CITIZEN.

    WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES KNOW THE LAW OF OUR LAND IS THE U.S. CONSTITUTION.

    TRUMP IS THE LAW AND ORDER CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT

    WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, IN ORDER TO FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION, ESTABLISH JUSTICE, INSURE DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY, PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENCE, PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE, AND SECURE THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY TO OURSELVES AND OUR POSTERITY, DO ORDAIN AND ESTABLISH THIS CONSTITUTION FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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    DONALD J. TRUMP  SHALL PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE

    American Jobs, employment and wages,

    Trump calls it Globalization over Americanization, really bad global trade deals. COMPOUNDED BY…. illegal immigration creating stagnate wages for legal American’s, and forcing our Sovereign county into servitude under the global agenda of the United Nations..

    DONALD J. TRUMP  SHALL SECURE THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY TO OURSELVES

    Obama’s Immigration plan for illegal’s plus Obama’s immigration of un-vetted illegal’s?  Compounded by Obama’s catch and release program of criminal illegal’s left unaccounted for and loose in our country. And, Legal American taxpaying citizen are paying for Social services for the multitude of all of the so called, vetted immigrants and of un-vetted illegal’s, including radical Islamic terrorists.

    PRESIDENT TRUMP’S AMERICA SHALL BE A LAND OF LAW AND ORDER LEGAL IS LEGAL, period

    DONALD J. TRUMP  SHALL INSURE DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY

    DONALD J. TRUMP  SHALL FIGHT AS A FIRST RESORT  AGAINST  GLOBAL RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISTS

     DONALD J. TRUMP  SHALL  UPHOLD THE SECOND AMENDMENT  FOR HOMELAND SECURITY

    DONALD J. TRUMP  SHALL REBUILD OUR MILITARY POWER AND  PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENCE.

    AND, WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, IN ORDER TO REFORM THE CORRUPT U.S. ESTABLISHMENTS GOVERNMENT,

    SHALL ELECT DONALD J. TRUMP PRESIDENT ON NOV 8, 2016

    ANY QUESTIONS?


  • Trump Will Make America Safe Again

    Trump Americanization Not  Globalization

    Trump America first

    Trump make America strong  again

    Trump  a  land of Law and Order

    Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.

    American voters will make it happen

    In 2017 President Donald J. Trump will make it happen

    Trumps  land of Law and Order.. in this order

    Trump make America safe again

    Trump make America strong  again

    Trump American citizens first

    Trump American jobs first

    Idle hands are the devil’s workshop

    The battle cry of the Republic 2015-2016

    Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump

    There are three kinds of people in this world: people who make it happen, people who watch what happens, and people who wonder what happened.

     Idle lips are the devils mouthpiece.

    WHO MADE THIS HAPPEN?

    Run, Hide, Fight Video – FBI

    https://www.fbi.gov/about…/runhidefight-video

    FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

    UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

    secure the door. • Attempt … RUN. • Have an escape route and plan in mind. • Leave your belongings behind. • Keep your hands visible. 2. HIDE. • Hide in an area out of the shooter’s view. • Block entry to your hiding place and lock the doors … FIGHT. • As a last resort and only when your life is in imminent danger. • Attempt …

    WHO WATCHED  AND WONDERED WHEN THIS HAPPEN IN ORLANDO AND PARIS?

    IS ANYBODY ASKING, HOW THIS RUNNING, HIDING, BLOCKING AND LOCKING OUT… 

    WORKED  OUT TO COMBAT GLOBAL RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORIST ATTACKS IN GUN FREE ZONES?

    WHAT DIFFERENCE, AT THIS POINT IN TIME, DOES IT MAKE?

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    LEARNING FROM A HISTORIC WINNER!

    WINSTON CHURCHILL WAS A FIGHTER AND WINNER

    NEVER RUN AWAY FROM ANYTHING. NEVER!

    WHAT DIFFERENCE, AT THIS POINT IN TIME, DOES IT MAKE?

    TRUMP IS A FIGHTER AND A WINNER

    TRUMP WILL NEVER RUN AWAY FROM ANYTHING. NEVER

    One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. NEVER RUN AWAY FROM ANYTHING. NEVER!

    WINSTON CHURCHILL

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     WHAT DIFFERENCE, AT THIS POINT IN TIME, DOES IT MAKE?

     HILLARY CLINTON IS THE 2016 DEMOCRATS PROGRESSIVE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

     WHO ARE OBAMA’S ADMINISTRATED LOSERS?

    WHO TURNED THEIR BACK ON BENGHAZI?

    WHO LIED THROUGH THEIR TEETH?

    WHO IS THE BIGGEST LIAR OF THEM ALL?

     HILLARY, HILLARY, HILLARY, HILLARY, HILLARY, HILLARY, HILLARY


    WHO TURNED THEIR BACKS ON AMERICANS?

    WHO RAN AWAY FROM RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISTS?

    WHO DOUBLED THE DANGER OF RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM?

    WHO RAN AWAY FROM EVERYTHING  MUSLIM JIHAD AND THE  ISLAMIC CELIPHATE

    WHO ARE OBAMA’S COWARDLY FLINCHERS?

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    JULY 23 2016

    WikiLeaks Release Over 19,000 Leaked Emails From The Democratic …

    www.breitbart.com/…/wikileaks-release-19000-leaked-emails-democrat…

    Breitbart News

    JUNE 21, 2016

    1 day ago – WikiLeaks have released 19252 leaked emails from the US Democratic National Committee today, IN THE LATEST OF THEIR DNC/CLINTON LEAKS. … Visitors to the site can navigate the nearly 20,000 emails and attachments by … a search bar that allows users to input keywords that may appear in the documents.

    JUNE 23, 2016

    VIDEO: Protester shouting ‘DNC leak!’ ejected from Hillary rally

    The American Mirror‎ – 2 hours ago

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    TEN YEARS OF WIKILEAKS 2006-2016

    Wikileaks is a self-described “not-for-profit media organization,” launched in 2006 for the purposes of disseminating original documents from anonymous sources and leakers.

    Julian Assange: Why the world needs WikiLeaks | TED Talk | TED.com

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    WikiLeaks 2010: A Glimpse of the Future? – Belfer Center for Science …

    Aug 10, 2011 – although WikiLeaks has been registered since 2006: There is one massive leak by a ….. October 22: Iraq War Logs, 391,832 documents released at once … As of January 11, 2011, 2,017 cables have been released with many…….

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    “Long before WikiLeaks was born, THE INTERNET HAD TRANSFORMED THE LANDSCAPE of journalism, creating a wide-open and global market with easier access to audiences and sources, a quicker metabolism, a new infrastructure for sharing and vetting information

    The Communist East German government, for example,

    QUICKLY REALIZED THAT  IT COULD NOT STOP ITS PEOPLE FROM WATCHING

    West German TELEVISION VIA SATELLITE.

    THE INTERNET EXPANDED THIS RANGE EVEN FURTHER FROM REGIONAL TO GLOBAL

    UNLESS A GOVERNMENT TAKES PROACTIVE STEPS TO LIMIT ACCESS AND CENSOR MATERIAL

    such as the People’s Republic of China’s Great Firewall.

    In the words of Philip J. Crowley, the State Department spokesman,

    “THE MARRIAGE OF THE DATA, THE TECHNOLOGY AND THE MEDIA YIELDS IMPACT THAT IS GLOBAL, NOT LOCAL.”

    MOREOVER, THE INTERNET HAS TRANSFORMED THE AUDIENCE FROM BEING MERELY A RECIPIENT TO A POTENTIAL PARTICIPANT IN THE ROLE OF A “CITIZEN JOURNALIST” E.G. BLOGGER

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    INDEED, THE INTERNET HAS TRANSFORMED THE AUDIENCE FROM BEING

    MERELY A RECIPIENT, WHO WATCHED WHAT WAS  HAPPENING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND GLOBALLY, AND, WONDERING WHAT THE HELL WAS HAPPENING TO THE WORLD.

     TO THE TRANSFORMERS, THE POWER OF CYBERSPACE TRANSFORMED BY “CITIZEN JOURNALIST” E.G. BLOGGERS, SOCIAL MEDIA, FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND TWEETS, BECAME THE DOCUMENTED MEDIA REALITY SHOWING EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED IN THE USA AND GLOBALLY, AND, CONTINUES TO DOCUMENT

    EXACTLY WHO WAS DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO THE WORLD.

     HILLARY, HILLARY, HILLARY, HILLARY, HILLARY, HILLARY, HILLARY…

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    The bottom line….

     IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF TIME AND TECHNOLOGY

    BEFORE LYING’  HILLARY’S PRIVATE EMAIL  EUPHORIA

    BECAME THE GENERAL PUBLIC’S EUPHORIA

    AND ROCKED CROOKED HILLARY’S CRADLE OF POWER



  • Obama the Traveling Salesman 2009- 2016

    Obama the Traveling  Salesman 2009- 2016

    INDEED, OBAMA IS A TRAVELING  SALESMAN This is a list of international presidential trips made by Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States. As of July 2016, Barack Obama has made 49 international trips to 55 different countries (in addition to visiting the West Bank) since his presidency began on January 20, 2009

    The question is WHAT HAS PRESIDENT OBAMA BEEN SELLING GLOBALLY?

    DETAIL…. 2013, Sept 4-5  Stockholm Sweden. The trip marked the first time Sweden has hosted a US President for a strictly bilateral visit; the only prior visit of a US President in office to Sweden was by George W. Bush in 2001 for the EU-US summit in The possibility of an EU-US free trade agreement was a major topic of discussion, as was the ongoing conflict in Syria.

    THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS ….. YOU DECIDE

    Obama’s PRESIDENTIAL AGENDA 2008   to “Fundamentally Transform America”

    By definition  TRANSFORMING IN AN ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT,

    A PROCESS OF PROFOUND AND RADICAL CHANGE

    THAT ORIENTS AN ORGANIZATION, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,  IN A NEW DIRECTION AND TAKES IT TO …

    GLOBALIZATION, defined as…..

     A PROCESS OF INTERACTION AND INTEGRATION AMONG THE PEOPLE, COMPANIES, AND GOVERNMENTS OF DIFFERENT NATIONS, A PROCESS DRIVEN BY INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT AND AIDED BY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

     AN INTERCONNECTED AND INTERDEPENDENT WORLD

     WITH FREE TRANSFER OF CAPITAL, GOODS, AND SERVICES …

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    WHAT  MORE RADICAL WAY COULD Obama “Fundamentally Transform America” THEN BY SELLING OUT OUR FUNDAMENTAL AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL SOVEREIGNTY AND REPLACING IT WITH  CENTRALIZED, DICTATORIAL GLOBALIZATION  IN AN INTERDEPENDENT WORLD.

    WHEN  PEOPLE ARE INTERDEPENDENT, THEY COME TO RELY ON EACH OTHER FOR SURVIVAL. AS BUSINESS BECOMES MORE AND MORE INTERNATIONAL, THE WORLD IS INCREASINGLY INTERDEPENDENT, WITH COUNTRIES NEEDING EACH OTHER’S HELP TO SURVIVE.

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    Obama’s Threat To ‘Fundamentally Transform’ America Is Now Nearly …

    www.nowtheendbegins.com/barack-obama-plans-destroy-united-states-america/

    Obama said in 2008 that he planned to “Fundamentally Transform America.” He has remained true to that promise. … radical left, knew that this president meant a complete transformation from top to bottom, AND A CHANGE IN FOREIGN RELATIONS.

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    THERE IS A LESSON TO BE LEARNED FROM THE ABYSMAL FAILURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

    THE EU’S CURRENT TREATIES WERE IMPLEMENTED AGAINST THE WILL OF ITS PEOPLES.

    The EU has not brought peace – it is steeped in failure and …

    theconversation.com/the-eu-has-not-brought-peace-it-is-steeped-in-f

    The Conversation May 11, 2016 – The EU has not brought peace – it is steeped in failure and dangerously anti-democratic … The European Union took its current form with the 1991 Maastricht …. 2008 has not only an abysmal failure but positively scandalous.

    Promoters of the EU often deny that the EU is antidemocratic, but by doing so they fly in the face of history. THE EU’S CURRENT TREATIES WERE IMPLEMENTED AGAINST THE WILL OF ITS PEOPLES. Referenda in France (May 29 2005), the Netherlands (June 1 2005) and Ireland (June 12 2008) on various iterations of the European treaties all resulted in “no” votes, but revised versions of the treaties were implemented anyway. It is these treaties that form the framework within which austerity policies are imposed on Europe, STIRRING POPULAR DISCONTENT WHICH NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE MET WITH ASTONISHING VIOLENCE.

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    THE ABYSMAL FAILURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

    Behind My Back | The Ugly Side of Globalization and the EU

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/07/06/the-uglyside-of-globalization-and-the-eu/

    4 days ago – The Ugly Side of Globalization and the EU. THE UGLY SIDE OF GLOBALIZATION: Power play and the power of … www.inegs.com › Home › …

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    INDEED, OBAMA IS A TRAVELING  SALESMAN 2009- 2016

    The question is WHAT HAS PRESIDENT OBAMA BEEN SELLING GLOBALLY?

    This is a list of international presidential trips made by Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States. As of July 2016, Barack Obama has made 49 international trips to 55 different countries (in addition to visiting the West Bank) since his presidency began on January 20, 2009

    THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS

    WHAT HAS PRESIDENT OBAMA BEEN SELLING?

    YOU DECIDE….

     CLICK ON EACH MAIN ARTICLE FOR LOCATION DURATION AND DETAILS

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    The complete list including the full text  of the details of presidential international trips made by Barack Obama, click on the top and go to my website, below are  media reports, comments and snippets on the Dallas Massacre….

    Mr. Obama has been loath to tear up his schedule in response to previous acts of violence

    However….Obama the traveling salesman will make a brief stop in Dallas on Tuesday, for a photo op and another opportunity to jump the gun

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    JUST IN: President Obama Speaks About Massacre of Dallas Police …

    www.redstate.com/…/president-obama-speaks-massacredallas-police-officers…

    RedState

    2 days ago – This morning, President Obama delivered remarks from Warsaw about the assassination of five police officers on Thursday night, and the …

    MOREOVER, He went almost all the way through without bringing up gun control. By tonight it will be the only thing on liberal lips.

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    Dallas shooting forces rare move by Obama in Spain

    CBS News‎ – 3 hours ago

    But events beyond Mr. Obama’s control have turned his first and only visit to Spain, the …

    Mr. Obama has been loath to tear up his schedule in response to previous acts of violence

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    Obama to visit Dallas, cut short Europe trip – POLITICO

    www.politico.com/story/2016/07/president-obama-europe-dallas-225324

    Politico

    2 days ago – President Barack Obama will cut short his trip in Europe to visit Dallas in the wake of a shooting in the city that left five police officers dead.

    Instead of spending two days sightseeing in southern Spain…….

    Asked later on what caused the Dallas attacker to open fire on police officer,

    AND REALLY? OBAMA ACTUALLY?  added that “it’s very hard to untangle the motives of this shooter.”

    July 8, 2016 Dallas Shooting Suspect Wanted to Kill White People, Especially White Cops, Police Say

    Professor Obama: You Know It’s Hard To ‘Untangle The Motives’ Of The Dallas Shooter

    Town Hall‎ – 2 days ago

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    President Obama to Visit Dallas Tuesday | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

    www.nbcdfw.com/…/President-Obama-to-VisitDallas-Tuesday-38620894…
    KXAS‑TV

    3 hours ago – The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to Dallas on Tuesday and deliver remarks at an interfaith memorial service. The service will take place at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. The White House says Obama is making the trip at the invitation of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.

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    WHAT WILL PRESIDENT OBAMA BE SELLING  ON TUESDAY?

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    Country Locations Dates Details
    Canada Ottawa February 19

    First trip outside the United States as president. President Obama met with Governor General Michaëlle Jean, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Leader of the Opposition Michael Ignatieff.[1][2][3]

    United Kingdom London March 31 – April 2

    President Obama was attending the G-20 summit meeting. Obama met with Prime Minister Gordon Brown at 10 Downing Street, where he took part in a joint press conference with Brown,[4] and met with Leader of the Opposition David Cameron at the U.S. Embassy in Grosvenor Square.[5] Obama also met with Queen Elizabeth II.[6][7][8]

    France
    Germany
    Strasbourg, Kehl, Baden-Baden April 3–4

    President Obama was attending the NATO summit meeting.[9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19]

    Czech Republic Prague April 5

    President Obama visited the Czech Republic, then holding the rotating presidency of the European Council. President Obama met with President Václav Klaus. He also made a speech in Hradčany Square, Prague, in which he spoke about the threat of nuclear weapons in the post–Cold War era.[18][20][21][22]

    Turkey Ankara, Istanbul April 6–7

    President Obama participated in a wreath laying ceremony at Anitkabir Mausoleum,[23] met with President Abdullah Gül and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and delivered a speech to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. Obama also met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople of the Orthodox Church in Istanbul,[24] attended the Alliance of Civilizations forum,[25] a forum sponsored by Turkey and Spain to promote understanding between the Western and Islamic worlds, visited the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque and hold a town hall with students at the Tophane Cultural Center.[26][27][28][29][30]

    Iraq Baghdad April 7

    President Obama met with President Jalal Talabani and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. He also visited U.S. soldiers fighting in the Iraq War.[30][31][32]

    Mexico Mexico City April 16–17[33]

    President Obama met with President Felipe Calderón.[33][34][35][36][37][38]

    Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain April 17–19

    President Obama was attending the 5th Summit of the Americas.[35][39][40][41][42]

    Saudi Arabia Riyadh Province June 3–4

    President Obama met with King Abdullah and discussed various issues, including the Arab–Israeli conflict and Iran’s nuclear programme.[43][44][45]

    Egypt Cairo, Giza June 4

    President Obama issued an important speech to the Muslim world at Cairo University entitled “A New Beginning“. Obama also held talks with President Hosni Mubarak on regional issues, which were described by Mubarak as “candid and frank”. Obama also visited the Sultan Hassan Mosque.[43][46][47]

    Germany Dresden, Buchenwald, Landstuhl June 5

    President Obama visited the Buchenwald concentration camp, ahead of the D-Day commemorations, and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. He also spoke of the Arab–Israeli conflict, and met with Chancellor Angela Merkel[48] in Dresden Castle,[49] visited Dresden Frauenkirche[50] and gave an interview at Zwinger Palace in Dresden.[51][52][53][54][55]

    France Paris, Caen June 5–7

    President Obama visited France to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Normandy Landings. Obama met dignitaries including French President Nicolas Sarkozy, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.[56][57] In Paris, President Obama and his family took part in sightseeing, including visiting the Centre Georges Pompidou[58] and Notre Dame de Paris.[59][60][61][62][63][64]

    Russia Moscow July 6–8

    President Obama met with President Dmitry Medvedev to discuss global issues, including the War in Afghanistan. Obama delivered a speech to the New Economic School in Moscow.[65][65]

    Italy L’Aquila, Rome July 8–10

    President Obama was attending the 35th G8 summit. President Obama also met with President Giorgio Napolitano.[66]

    Vatican City Vatican City July 10

    President Obama met with Pope Benedict XVI, and discussed issues such as poverty, stem-cell research, peace in the Middle East, and the need to reach out to the Muslim world. Obama and the Pope also exchanged gifts.[67]

    Ghana Accra, Cape Coast July 11

    President Obama met with President John Atta Mills and made a speech to the Parliament of Ghana. He also toured a former departing point of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, the Cape Coast Castle.[66]

    Mexico Guadalajara August 9–10 President Obama attended the annual North American Leaders’ Summit.[68]
    Denmark Copenhagen October 2

    President Obama was attending the 13th Olympic Congress, supporting the unsuccessful Chicago bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics. While in Denmark, President Obama met with Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen. He also met with Queen Margrethe II and Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark.[69]

    Japan Tokyo November 13–14

    The trip was the first stop on a four-nation tour of Asia. While in Japan, President Obama met with Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.[70] Obama also visited the Tokyo Imperial Palace, meeting with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko,[71] and made a speech at the Suntory Hall[72] in Tokyo.[73]

    Singapore Central Area November 14–15

    The trip was the second stop on a four-nation tour of Asia. Obama was attending the APEC summit meeting.[74][75] While in Singapore, Obama took part in bilateral meetings with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.[73]

    China Shanghai, Beijing November 15–18

    The third stop on a four-nation tour of Asia. In Shanghai, President Obama met with Shanghai Party Secretary Yu Zhengsheng and Mayor Han Zheng.[73] He also took part in a town-hall style meeting with Chinese students, addressing a range of issues such as internet censorship and U.S. arms deals with Taiwan.[76][77] In Beijing, Obama took part in a bilateral meeting with President Hu Jintao, and met with Premier Wen Jiabao.[73] Obama also met briefly with his half brother Mark Ndesandjo,[78] and visited various cultural sights; these included the Forbidden City[79][80] and part of the Great Wall of China.[81][82][83]

    South Korea Seoul, Osan November 18–19

    The trip was the final stop on a four-nation tour of Asia. President Obama met with President Lee Myung-bak at the Blue House, discussing such issues as the inactive South Korea – United States Free Trade Agreement.[84][85][86] Obama also met with American soldiers stationed at Osan Air Base.[87]

    Norway Oslo December 10

    President Obama was accepting the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.[88]

    Denmark Copenhagen December 18

    President Obama made a speech at the Bella Center to attendants of the United Nations Climate Change Conference. He also took part in a bilateral meeting with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao,[89] and met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to discuss completing a nuclear disarmament treaty to replace START I, a 15-year treaty that entered into force on December 5, 1994.[90]

    Main article: List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2010

    The following international trips were made by Barack Obama during 2010:

    Country Locations Dates Details
    Afghanistan Bagram, Kabul March 28

    President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan, flying on Air Force One from Camp David to Bagram Air Base, and then flew on by helicopter to the Presidential Palace in Kabul to meet with President Hamid Karzai to discuss the ongoing war in Afghanistan. During his visit, Obama also spoke with troops, and met with U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry and General Stanley A. McChrystal. Obama previously visited eastern Afghanistan in July 2008, during his campaign in the 2008 presidential election.[91]

    Czech Republic Prague April 8

    President Obama traveled to Prague, Czech Republic, to sign the New START treaty with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Obama also took part in a formal dinner with the heads of government of eleven European countries: the Czech Republic plus Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.[92]

    Canada Huntsville, Toronto June 25–27

    President Obama traveled to Huntsville, Ontario (in the Muskoka region) as part of the 36th G8 summit. The President later traveled to Toronto as part of the G-20 summit meeting.[93][94][95][96]

    India Mumbai, New Delhi November 6–9

    President Obama traveled on a state visit to Mumbai, India, as part of a trip to Asia. The President commemorated the 2008 Mumbai attacks, visited the Mani Bhavan Museum, and hosted various business activities at the Oberoi Trident. The President later hosted a town hall meeting at St Xavier’s College. During his stay in Mumbai, the President stayed at the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, which had previously been a terrorist target. The President proceeded to New Delhi, where he visited Humayun’s Tomb and met with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He also addressed a joint session of the Indian Parliament and participated in a state dinner hosted by Indian’s president Pratibha Patil at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the president of India.[97][98][99][100][101][102][103][104][105][106][107][108][109][110][111][112][113]

    Indonesia Jakarta November 9–10

    President Obama traveled on a state visit to Jakarta, Indonesia, as part of a four-country tour of Asia. The President had bilateral meetings with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the Istana Negara. Later in the trip, the President visited the Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta and delivered a speech at the University of Indonesia as a follow up to his 2009 A New Beginning speech.[114][115][116][117][118][119]

    South Korea Seoul November 10–12

    President Obama traveled to Seoul, South Korea, as part of a four-country tour of Asia. While there, the President attended a Veterans Day ceremony at the Yongsan Garrison and had bilateral meetings with President Lee Myung-bak at the Blue House. The President later attended the G-20 summit meeting at the COEX Convention & Exhibition Center.[120][121][122][123][124][125]

    Japan Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura November 12–14

    President Obama traveled to Yokohama after his arrival in Tokyo, as part of a four-country tour of Asia. While in Yokohama, the President attended the APEC summit meeting with several national leaders held at the InterContinental Yokohama Grand Hotel and Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center. He also held bilateral talks with Prime Minister Naoto Kan on the sidelines of the summit making joint press announcements. The President visited the famous statue of Amida Buddha located at the temple of Kōtoku-in in the city of Kamakura[126][127][128]

    Portugal Lisbon November 19–20

    President Obama traveled to Lisbon, Portugal to attend the NATO summit meeting. Obama met with President Aníbal Cavaco Silva at Belém Palace, and later held bilateral meetings with Prime Minister José Sócrates. The President later attended a meeting of the North Atlantic Council, meeting with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili on the sidelines.[129][130][131][132][133]

    Afghanistan Bagram December 3

    President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan, where he thanked United States soldiers for their contributions to the war at Bagram Airfield outside Bagram, Parwān Province.[134][135][136][137]

    Main article: List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2011

    The following international trips were made by Barack Obama in 2011:

    Country Locations Dates Details
    Brazil Brasília, Rio de Janeiro March 19–21

    President Obama arrived in Brasília on a state visit on March 19. He met with Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff for the first time at the Palácio do Planalto. Obama aimed to bolster the trade relationship between the United States and Brazil. On March 20, he traveled to Rio de Janeiro and spoke to a crowd at the Theatro Municipal. He visited the favela Cidade de Deus, one of Rio de Janeiro’s most impoverished and famous neighborhoods.[138] He then went with his family to visit the Christ the Redeemer statue. During his trip to Brazil, Obama made two public speeches in which he spoke about “colonialism, human freedom and the American Dream.”[139][140][141][142][143][144][145][146][147][148][149]

    Chile Santiago March 21–22

    Obama visited Santiago on a state visit and met with Chile’s president Sebastián Piñera at La Moneda Palace to discuss strengthening trade relations. Later, Obama spoke about how the democracies of Latin America could be a guide for the democracies developing in the Middle East in a speech at an art museum in the capital city.[146][150][151][152][153][154]

    El Salvador San Salvador March 22–23

    President Obama met with El Salvador’s president Mauricio Funes. The two discussed immigration and drug trafficking. Later he visited the San Salvador Cathedral and the tomb of archbishop Óscar Romero.[151][155][156][157]

    Ireland Dublin, Moneygall May 23

    During his state visit in Ireland, Obama met Irish President Mary McAleese, and also held talks with Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Obama also visited Moneygall, home to the president’s great-great-great grandfather Falmouth Kearney who emigrated to the United States in 1850.[158] After returning from Moneygall Obama made a speech at College Green in Dublin to reaffirm US-Irish ties.[159][160][161][162][163][164][165][166]

    United Kingdom London May 23–26

    Obama arrived on a state visit a day ahead of schedule on Monday, May 23, to avoid any disruption from a volcanic ash cloud in Iceland. During the first official day of his UK state visit Britain President Obama received a ceremonial welcome, including a 41-gun salute, at the Buckingham Palace gardens. Obama toured the palace, met senior royals at Buckingham Palace and later David and Samantha Cameron at Downing Street 10. He also met opposition leader Ed Miliband and visited to the Globe Academy in Southwark, south London, where Obama and Cameron teamed up for a table tennis match against schoolboys. Obama also laid a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey and participated in state banquet at Buckingham Palace hosted by Queen Elizabeth II. On his second official state visit day Obama hold meetings with Prime Minister Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Clegg and served up food at a barbecue for military families from the US and Britain in the Downing Street garden. Cameron and Obama hold later a joint press conference at Lancaster House. Obama gave a speech at Westminster Hall to the UK Parliament and later hosted a banquet for the Queen, Prince Philip and a select group of other guests at the US ambassador’s residence, Winfield House, in London. Obama departed London on May 26 en route to the G8 Summit in Deauville, France.[167][168][169][170][171][172][173][174][175]

    France Deauville May 26–27

    Obama attended the 37th G8 summit in Deauville where he had bilateral talks with the President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, the Prime Minister of Japan, Naoto Kan, and the President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy.[176][177][178][179][180][181]

    Poland Warsaw May 27–28

    On the first day of his two-day state visit, Obama participated in wreath laying ceremonies at both the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial. The President also met with Jewish community leaders and Holocaust survivors at the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial. At the evening of Day One he also participated a dinner with Central and Eastern European leaders hosted by Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski at the Royal Castle. On Day Two of his visit Obama had meetings with President Bronisław Komorowski and Prime Minister Donald Tusk. He also visited the memorial to the victims of the Smolensk plane crash at the Field Cathedral of the Polish Military in Warsaw.[182][183][184][185][186][187][188][189][190][191][192][193][194]

    France Cannes November 3–4

    Obama attended the G-20 summit meeting in Cannes where he had bilateral talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of Argentina. During his stay in France Obama meet with L20 International Labor Leaders, joined President Nicolas Sarkozy in an event honoring the alliance between the United States and France and participated with Sarkozy in a joint interview with French television stations TF1 and France 2.[195][196][197][198][199][200]

    Australia Canberra, Darwin November 16–17

    The two-day state visit was President Obama’s first official visit to Australia—previously scheduled trips were canceled due to the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The aim of the visit was to strengthen the Australian American relations and promoting security in the Pacific. On Wednesday 16, the President met with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, and the two held a joint press conference in which an increase in U.S. military presence in northern Australia was announced. Later on that day President Obama was hosted at a supper at the Australian Parliament Residence. On Thursday 17, the President spoke to the Australian Parliament at Parliament House, meet with parliamentary leaders, toured a major college with Prime Minister Gillard, and then traveled to Darwin to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the ANZUS alliance. In Darwin participated in a wreath laying ceremony with Prime Minister Gillard at USS Peary Memorial and delivered remarks to Australian troops and U.S. Marines. During his stay in Australia Obama also participated in a wreath laying ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, met with Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, and held a U.S. Embassy meet and greet at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, where he also participated in a tree dedication ceremony.[201][202][202][203][204][205][206][207][208][209][210][211][212][213][214][215]

    Indonesia Nusa Dua[216] on Bali November 17–19

    President Obama attended the annually ASEAN Summit and the 6th East Asia Summit on Bali. During his stay in Bali Obama participated in an event to announce a commercial deal with representatives of Boeing and Lion Air, participated in Embassy and U.S. Mission Meet & Greet and hosted bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Singh of India, President Aquino of the Philippines, President Yudhoyono of Indonesia as well as Prime Minister Yingluck of Thailand. The President also announced that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to visit Myanmar in December 2011 on a trip that could signal a major change in relations between the two countries. On Bali President Obama also had an unscheduled meeting with Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.[217][218][219][220][221][222][223][224][225][226][227][228][229][230][231][232][233][234][235][236][237]

    Main article: List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2012

    The following international trips were made by Barack Obama during 2012:

    Country Locations Dates Details
    South Korea Osan, Seoul March 25–27

    President Obama visited South Korea to take part in the Nuclear Security Summit, in Seoul. After landing at Osan Air Base, south of Seoul, Mr. Obama traveled to the Korean Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, where he greeted some of the 28,500 American troops stationed in South Korea. He visited Observation Post Ouellette, a hilltop border post ringed with sandbags, overlooking the heavily fortified, brown hills of the North Korean countryside. After returning from the Korean Demilitarized Zone, Obama hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey and attend a bilateral meeting with President Lee Myung-bak of the Republic of Korea at the Blue House. While attending the Nuclear Security Summit Obama hold bilateral meetings with President Medvedev of Russia, President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan, President Hu Jintao of China and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani of Pakistan. President Obama also delivered remarks at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul in which he discussed his Prague agenda to stop the spread of nuclear weapons and seek the peace and security of a world without them, including his commitment to safe, clean nuclear energy as part of his comprehensive strategy to develop all sources of American energy.[238][239][240][241]

    Colombia Cartagena April 13–15

    President Obama traveled on a state visit to Colombia[242][243][244] to take part in the 6th Summit of the Americas[245][246] at the Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala Convention Center[247] in Cartagena, Colombia and strengthen ties with the Hispanic community in his own country.[242] Before the background of more distance and independence by Latin American and Caribbean countries from the United States of America[248][249][250][251][252] discussed topics expected were the pros and cons of drug legalization in the context of America’s War on Drugs[253][254][255][256][257][258][259][260] as well as the U.S. sanctions on Cuba and Cuba‘s continued exclusion from the Summit of the Americas.[251][255][258][259][260][261][262][263] Before Obama’s arrival in Cartagena at Friday April 13, 2012[264] several Secret Service agents providing security for President Barack Obama in Colombia have been recalled following allegations of misconduct.[251][265][266][267][268][269][270] After the summits conclusion President Obama had a bilateral program with President Santos of Colombia which included a meeting and a working lunch. The two leaders then hold a joint press conference in which they announced that the United States–Colombia Free Trade Agreement will take effect May 15, 2012.[271][272][273][274] Obama then toured Cartagena’s historic San Pedro Claver church with Columbian President Santos toured the Iglesia de San Pedro Claver[275] and attended an event to hand over land titles to representatives of the Afro-Colombian community at the Plaza de San Pedro in Cartagena, Colombia on April 15, 2012,[244] in which Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira participated.[276] The land restitution is an attempt by Colombia to recognize marginalized communities who were forced from their land by armed groups.[277][278] In the late afternoon, the President returned to the United States, getting back to Washington late Sunday night.[279] The outcome of the summit for President Obama and the United States has been covered by newsagencies and newspapers.[280][281][282][283][284] During his trip to Colombia Obama visited the Castillo San Felipe de Barajas,[285] the largest colonial fort in Colombia.

    Afghanistan Bagram, Kabul May 1–2

    President Obama visited Afghanistan during an unannounced surprise night visit on the first anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden to sign a strategic partnership agreement between Afghanistan and the United States of America, to spend time with U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan and to address the American people from Bagram Air Base to lay out his plans for responsible ending the war in Afghanistan. The president landed at Bagram Air Base at 10.20 p.m. local time in Afghanistan,[286] spent six hours in the country[287] and had been flying out of Afghanistan at about 4:25 a.m. Afghanistan time.[288] He flew from Bagram by helicopter to the Presidential Palace in Kabul[289] to hold a bilateral meeting with President Hamid Karzai and delivered remarks before the signing of the strategic partnership agreement. After the signing he returned by helicopter to Bagram Air base. Here he spoke with U.S. troops, visited wounded soldiers at a hospital on Bagram Air Base, where he awarded 10 Purple Heart decorations, and spoke by radio to military personnel in other parts of the country who were involved in arranging his trip. President Obama then addressed his fellow American citizens from the air base and returned afterwards to the United States by use of Air Force One.[290][291][292][293][294][295][296][297][298][299][300][301][302][303][304][305]

    Mexico Los Cabos,[306] San José del Cabo[307] June 17[308]–19

    President Obama attended the G-20 summit meeting. The president stayed at the Esperanza Resort in San José del Cabo for the duration of the trip. During the summit Obama had a meeting with several European heads of state and government to discuss the European sovereign-debt crisis.[309] Obama also hold bilateral meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in which both presidents among other things discussed the Syrian civil war, Mexican President Felipe Calderon, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chinese President Hu Jintao and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.[306][308][310][311][312][313][314][315][316][317][318][319]
    For further information see: List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2012.

    Thailand Bangkok November 18–19

    The President arrived at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok via Air Force One. In the afternoon he visited Wat Pho Royal Monastery[320] with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and received a Royal Audience with King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj Hospital.[321][322] Obama then traveled to the Thai Koo Fah Building and took part in a formal welcome ceremony and signed a guest book at the Government House. Afterwards, the President met with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for a bilateral meeting to discuss Thai–U.S. cooperation and mark 180 years of official relations. In the evening, the President and Prime Minister held a joint press conference where Thailand announced it would join talks on deeper trade ties with the US and other countries under the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Later in the evening Obama attended an official dinner with Prime Minister Shinawatra and greeted and met with United States Embassy personnel at the Sports Complex of Chulalongkorn University. Obama spent the night in Bangkok and left Thailand the next morning.[321][323][324][325][326][327][328][329][330][331][332][333][334][335][336][337][338][339][340]

    Myanmar (Burma) Yangon November 19

    After flying in from Bangkok, President Obama became the first U.S. President to visit the country,[341][342][343][344] where he toured Shwedagon Pagoda with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, met with President Thein Sein at Yangon Regional Parliament,[345] met with National League for Democracy Leader Aung San Suu Kyi at her home to discuss Myanmar–U.S. relations in light of the country’s democratic reforms, met briefly with representatives of civil society organizations, including an advocate for Burma’s Rohingya population,[346] met and greeted United States Embassy personnel at the Embassy, and delivered a speech on freedom, democracy, and the crucial role that respect for minorities’ rights plays in ensuring peace and prosperity[347][348] at the University of Yangon. After his speech Obama departed Burma en route Phnom Penh, Cambodia.[325][326][340][349][350][351][352][353][354][355][356]

    Cambodia Phnom Penh November 19–20

    After flying in from Burma, Obama was welcomed by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace Palace and then met with the Prime Minister. The President then attended the US-ASEAN leaders meeting at the Peace Palace. Obama later arrived at the Diamond Island Convention Center, where he attended the Seventh East Asia Summit Dinner. He remained overnight in Phnom Penh. The following day (November 20) Obama participated in the Trans-Pacific Partnership meeting, attended the Seventh East Asia Summit where he held bilateral meetings with Japanese PM Yoshihiko Noda and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and later met and greeted United States Embassy personnel.[325][326][340][341] Obama left Phnom Penh on November 20, en route back to Washington.[341][357][358] He became the first person holding the office to visit Cambodia.[341][354][359]

    Main article: List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2013

    The following international trips were made by Barack Obama during 2013:

    Country Locations Dates Details
    Israel Tel Aviv, Jerusalem March 20–22

    Upon arriving in Tel Aviv, President Obama examined a battery of the “Iron Dome” defense system before traveling to Jerusalem for bilateral talks with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after which they held a joint press conference and attended a working dinner together. The primary topics discussed were the situation in Syria, Iran’s nuclear program and the Israeli–Palestinian peace process.[360] On Thursday, the President visited the Israel Museum, where he saw the Dead Sea Scrolls and a technology exposition put together by Israeli universities. He then traveled to the West Bank for a bilateral meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, followed by a joint press conference. He then visited a youth center in al-Bireh and met with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad (who resigned his office less than a month later). Afterward, President Obama returned to Jerusalem and gave a speech to students at the International Convention Center, followed by a state dinner with President Peres.

    On Friday, President Obama laid wreaths at the graves of Theodor Herzl and Yitzhak Rabin before visits to Yad Vashem and the Church of the Nativity.[361] While the President was in Bethlehem, a small demonstration took place in the nearby Dheisheh refugee camp with Palestinian security forces looking on.[362] Prior to boarding Air Force One to leave for Jordan, President Obama met with Prime Minister Netanyahu at Ben Gurion Airport and persuaded him to call Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and offer an apology for the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident and offer compensation to victims’ families. Erdoğan accepted the apology, opening the door for the normalization of diplomatic relations, which had been severely strained by the incident. On the same day, the State Department announced that nearly $500 million in economic aid would be made available to help Palestine’s struggling economy.[363]

    The night before President Obama arrived for his visit, thousands of Israelis protested outside President Peres’ residence asking him to plead with Obama for clemency for Jonathan Pollard.[364]

    Palestinian National Authority Ramallah, Bethlehem
    Jordan Amman, Petra March 22–23

    President Obama arrived in Amman on Friday afternoon, where he held bilateral talks with King Abdullah, who hosted the president for dinner. The President and the King discussed the Syrian refugee crisis, the Israeli–Palestinian peace process, and the recent political unrest in Jordan. On Saturday morning, President Obama made a short sight-seeing stop in Petra before returning to the US.[360]

    Mexico Mexico City May 2–3

    The President met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto for private talks that emphasized trade, cultural and educational exchange, innovation, and research, but also touched on border security and illegal narcotics trafficking.[365] The President gave an address at the National Anthropology Museum before departing for Costa Rica.[366]

    Costa Rica San José May 3–4

    President Obama met with Central American and Dominican leaders attending the SICA summit in San José.[367][368] Trade and security were the major topics of discussion.[369]

    United Kingdom Belfast, Lough Erne June 17–18

    The President attended the 39th G8 summit at Lough Erne Resort in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. On Monday, before arriving in Lough Erne, Obama stopped in Belfast to speak to a group of students about the legacy of the Northern Ireland peace process and the Good Friday Agreement. At Lough Erne, Obama took part in a plenary session on the state of the global economy with the other G8 leaders, and held a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss their involvement in the Syrian civil war. On Tuesday, the President took part in plenary sessions on counter-terrorism as well as trade, taxes, and transparency (the agenda for which was determined by host leader David Cameron), before departing for Berlin.

    Germany Berlin[370] June 18–19

    The President arrived in Berlin on Tuesday night for a state visit to Germany. On Wednesday, he met with German President Joachim Gauck at Schloss Bellevue, followed by a working lunch and joint press conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Bundeskanzleramt. He delivered a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate at the Pariser Platz,[371][372] then met with Peer Steinbrück, the Social Democratic candidate for Chancellor in the 2013 federal election. In the evening he was hosted by Chancellor Merkel for a state dinner at Schloss Charlottenburg before returning to the U.S.

    Senegal Dakar June 26–28

    The President arrived in Dakar for a state visit on Wednesday night. On Thursday, he held a bilateral meeting with President Macky Sall, after which he visited Senegal’s supreme court for a meeting with regional judicial leaders. The First Lady spoke at an all-girls middle school with the First Lady of Senegal, before joining the President for a visit to the Maison des Esclaves on Gorée and meeting with civil society leaders at the Goree Institute. President Sall hosted the President and First Lady for a state dinner in the evening. On Friday, the President met with farmers and other members of Senegal’s agriculture sector to discuss food security before departing for South Africa.[373][374]

    South Africa Johannesburg, Pretoria, Soweto, Cape Town June 28 – July 1

    President Obama arrived in Johannesburg for a state visit late Friday night. On Saturday morning he was hosted for a bilateral visit by President Jacob Zuma to discuss development, peace and security issues, and the promotion of democracy in Africa, followed by a joint press conference. The President then attended a town hall at the Soweto campus of the University of Johannesburg, causing anti-American protests.[375] In the afternoon, the President attended a bilateral meeting with African Union Commission Chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. The President also found time to meet members of the Mandela family, with the 94-year-old former President severely ill.[375]

    The First Lady had tea with South African First Lady Thobeka Madiba-Zuma in the morning. In the afternoon, she attended a discussion with young South Africans which was broadcast on MTV Base, with young Americans participating via a Google+ Hangout. President Zuma hosted the Obamas for a state dinner on Saturday evening.

    On Sunday morning, the Obamas flew to Cape Town. In the morning, they visited Robben Island. The President then attended a community health discussion at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Center, and discussed the United States’ global health agenda. The President gave a speech at the University of Cape Town on Sunday afternoon, highlighting “trade and investment, development, democracy, [and] partnerships on behalf of peace and security” throughout Africa, before departing for Tanzania the following morning.[373][374]

    Tanzania Dar es Salaam July 1–2

    The President arrived in Dar es Salaam for a state visit on Monday morning, where he was hosted for a bilateral visit by President Jakaya Kikwete. He then attended a round-table meeting with American and African business leaders. The First Lady met with Tanzanian First Lady Salma Kikwete, after which she visited the memorial to victims of the 1998 embassy bombing. She then attended the performance of a local dance troupe before joining the President for a state dinner. On Tuesday, the President also visited the embassy memorial, along with George and Laura Bush, followed by a visit to the Ubungo power plant. The First Lady spoke at African First Ladies’ Summit, which was hosted by the George W. Bush Institute. The Obamas then returned to the U.S.[373][374]

    Sweden Stockholm September 4–5

    The President stopped in Stockholm for a bilateral visit, at the invitation of Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, prior to attending the G-20 summit meeting in Russia. The trip replaced a planned bilateral visit to Moscow, which was canceled after Russia’s granting of temporary asylum to Edward Snowden, the former NSA and CIA employee who revealed classified American intelligence programs utilizing extensive mass surveillance. The trip marked the first time Sweden has hosted a US President for a strictly bilateral visit; the only prior visit of a US President in office to Sweden was by George W. Bush in 2001 for the EU-US summit in Göteborg. The possibility of an EU-US free trade agreement was a major topic of discussion, as was the ongoing conflict in Syria. The President also met with King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia on September 5, before departing for Russia.[376][377][378][379]

    Russia St. Petersburg September 5–6 The President attended the G-20 summit meeting at Constantine Palace.
    South Africa Johannesburg, Soweto December 9–11 Attended memorial service for former President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. Obama was joined aboard Air Force One by former President George W. Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who were met in South Africa by former Presidents Carter and Clinton and the Clintons’ daughter, Chelsea.[380][381][382][383][384][385][386]

    Main article: List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2014:

    The following international trips were made by Barack Obama during 2014:

    Country Locations Dates Details
    Mexico Toluca February 19 President Obama attended the North American Leaders’ Summit, meeting with President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto and Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada.[387]
    Netherlands Amsterdam, The Hague March 24–26 President Obama participated in the Nuclear Security Summit held in The Hague, the Netherlands on March 24–25, 2014. He also held bilateral events with Dutch officials.[388] Prior to the summit he visited the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.[389]
    Belgium Brussels March 26–27 President Obama traveled to Brussels on March 26 for a U.S.–EU Summit with the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission. While in Belgium, the President also held bilateral events with Belgian Government officials and with the NATO Secretary General.[388] In addition Obama visited Flanders Field American Cemetery and Memorial and gave a speech to the European Youth with before the background of the 2014 Crimean crisis.[390]
    Vatican City Vatican City March 27 President Obama traveled to the Vatican City to meet with Pope Francis to discuss fighting poverty and growing inequality.[388]
    Italy Rome March 27–28 President Obama traveled to Rome to meet with President Napolitano and Prime Minister Renzi.[388]
    Saudi Arabia Riyadh March 28–29 President Obama traveled to Saudi Arabia to meet with King Abdullah to discuss regional security, peace in the Middle East, and other issues of prosperity and security.[391]
    Japan Tokyo April 23–25 After arriving in Tokyo, President Obama met with Prime Minister Shinzō Abe during a private dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro.[392] The following morning, on April 24, the President met with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Tokyo Imperial Palace, before meeting with Prime Minister Abe at the Akasaka Palace in a joint press conference to discuss the territorial disputes in the South China Sea, particularly the disputes over the Senkaku Islands, in which President Obama emphasized on his commitments to the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan.[393] President Obama also met with students and viewed an ASIMO robot exhibit at the Miraikan and visited the Meiji Shrine,[394] before attending a state dinner at the Imperial Palace, hosted by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko.[395][396]
    South Korea Seoul April 25–26 President Obama attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the War Memorial of Korea and visited Gyeongbokgung, before meeting with President Park Geun-hye at the Blue House to discuss North Korea‘s nuclear threat and the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement. In the wake of the sinking of the MV Sewol, President Obama also presented President Park with the American flag that flew over the White House during the day of the disaster (April 16), as well as presenting a magnolia seed to the Danwon High School, which victimized a number of the high school’s students and teachers. The following day, the President met with American and Korean business leaders to discuss the trade and economic cooperation between the two countries and delivered remarks at Yongsan Garrison.[396][397][398]
    Malaysia Kuala Lumpur April 26–28 After arriving in Kuala Lumpur, President Obama was greeted with a welcoming ceremony outside the Malaysian Houses of Parliament, where he was accompanied by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Abdul Halim and Prime Minister Najib Razak.[399] In the evening, the President was also hosted a state dinner by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Abdul Halim and Raja Permaisuri Agong Sultanah Haminah Hamidun at the Istana Negara.[400] On April 27, President Obama visited the National Mosque of Malaysia, before holding a bilateral meeting and a joint press conference with Prime Minister Najib at the Perdana Putra to discuss issues on trade, defense, and maritime security, as well as the United States’ commitment to contributing to the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.[401] He also delivered remarks at the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre and participated in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall meeting at the University of Malaya.[396]
    Philippines Manila April 28–29 On April 28, 2014, President Obama arrived in Manila for a two-day state visit to the Philippines and met with President Benigno Aquino III at the Malacañang Palace to discuss efforts in resolving the territorial and maritime disputes in the South China Sea and the enhancement of the two countries’ security and strategic cooperation with the signing of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, which was followed by a joint press conference.[402] In the evening, President Obama was hosted a state dinner by President Aquino, where he was also awarded the Order of Sikatuna.[403] On April 29, 2014, the President delivered remarks at Fort Bonifacio, where he met with American and Filipino troops,[404] and attended a wreath-laying ceremony and toured the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial.[396][405]
    Afghanistan Bagram May 25–26 President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan, where he visited with U.S troops at Bagram Airfield outside Bagram.[406][407]
    Poland Warsaw June 3–4 President Obama traveled to Warsaw to meet with President Bronisław Komorowski and Prime Minister Donald Tusk. He also meet with President-elect Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine.[408] The President marked the 25th anniversary of Poland’s emergence from communism.
    Belgium Brussels June 4–5 President Obama traveled to Brussels to attend the 40th G7 summit.[408]
    France Paris, Colleville, Ouistreham June 5–6 President Obama traveled to Colleville and Ouistreham to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings. Obama also met with President François Hollande.[408]
    Estonia Tallinn September 3–4 President Obama traveled to Tallinn to met with the Presidents of the Baltic states. The Presidents visited with U.S. and Estonian members of the military. Delivered a speech at Tallinn Airport with Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas.[citation needed] The President delivered a long-form speech at the Nordea Concert House within the Solaris Centre.[409]
    United Kingdom Newport, Wiltshire September 4–5 President Obama attended the NATO summit in Newport, Wales.[410] Additionally, the President visited the Mount Pleasant Primary School with Prime Minister David Cameron and Stonehenge in Wiltshire.[411][412]
    China Beijing November 10–12 President Obama attended the APEC summit. On November 11–12, the President held bilateral meetings with President Xi Jinping to discuss China–United States relations and international and regional issues, as well as military relations, the One-China policy, climate change, and terrorism.[413][414] The President also met with Premier Li Keqiang,[415] Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott,[416] and Indonesian President Joko Widodo.[417][418]
    Myanmar (Burma) Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon November 12–15 In Nay Pyi Taw, President Obama attended the East Asia Summit and the U.S.-ASEAN summit meeting.[419][420] He met with President Thein Sein to discuss Burma’s democratic reforms and also held a bilateral meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng.[421][422] The President attended a round table discussion with members of the Assembly of the Union, Speaker Shwe Mann of the House of Representatives, Speaker Khin Aung Myint of the House of Nationalities, and Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi to further discuss Burma’s democratic reforms.[423] In Yangon, President Obama held a bilateral meeting with Suu Kyi at her residence, which was followed by a joint press conference,[424] before participating in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall meeting at the University of Yangon.[425] Additionally, the President had toured the Ministers’ Building and attended a round table discussion with civil society organizations at the United States Embassy in Yangon.[418][426][427]
    Australia Brisbane November 15–16 President Obama attended the G20 summit held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.[428] The President also held a trilateral meeting with Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe to discuss Russia‘s annexation of Crimea and delivered a speech at the University of Queensland regarding youth voice.[418][429][430]

    Main article: List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2015

    The following international trips were made by Barack Obama during 2015:

    Country Locations Dates Details
    India New Delhi January 25–27 At the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Obama traveled to India to participated in the Indian Republic Day celebration in New Delhi as the Chief Guest.[431] With this trip, Obama became both the first U.S. president to attend the Republic Day parade and the first to visit India twice while in office.[432] Obama and Modi also addressed an event organized by the U.S.-India Business Council.
    Saudi Arabia Riyadh January 27 President Obama traveled to Saudi Arabia to meet with the newly appointed King Salman. Obama also paid his respects to the late King Abdullah.[433][434]
    Jamaica Kingston April 9–10 President Obama traveled to Kingston, Jamaica on a state visit to meet with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller and other leaders of the Caribbean Community. The President also visited the Bob Marley Museum, attended a town hall meeting at the University of the West Indies, and laid a wreath at the National Heroes Park.[435][436]
    Panama Panama City April 10–11 President Obama attended the 7th Summit of the Americas. Additionally, the President met with Cuban President Raúl Castro for the first time since the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba.[437]
    Germany Schloss Elmau June 7–8 President Obama attended the 41st G7 summit.[438] He also met with Chancellor Angela Merkel for a traditional Frühschoppen breakfast with the village locals in Krün.[439][440] G7 called for end to fossil fuel use by 2100. Obama and the French President François Hollande also agreed on Ukraine and the nuclear program of Iran.[441]
    Kenya Nairobi July 24–26 On July 24–26, 2015, President Obama traveled to Kenya for a three-day state visit, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit the country. His father, Barack Obama, Sr., was a native of the Kenyan village Nyang’oma Kogelo.[442]

    President Obama arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on the evening of Friday, July 24, where he was welcomed in the tarmac by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his half-sister Auma.[443] After arriving, Obama dined with other members of his paternal family at a restaurant in his hotel.[444][445]

    On Saturday, July 25, President Obama delivered remarks at the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit held at the United Nations Office at Nairobi, where he urged African entrepreneurs to promote security and development while working towards economic growth in the African continent.[446] He also visited an innovation fair organized to promote his “Power Africa” initiative of promoting electric power and renewable energy in the Sub-Saharan Africa.[447][448] Later that day, President Obama laid a wreath and paid his respects at a memorial honoring the victims of the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings.[449] Obama then headed to the State House for an official welcoming ceremony and a bilateral meeting with President Kenyatta, where the two presidents mainly discussed counter-terrorism with regards to dealing with Al-Shabaab.[450] In the evening, the President was hosted a state dinner by President Kenyatta.[451]

    On Sunday, July 26, President Obama delivered a speech addressing the Kenyan people at the Safaricom Indoor Arena. In his speech, he urged Kenyans to eradicate corruption, confront terrorism, and combat inequality, saying: “You can choose the path to progress, but it requires making some important choices… it means continuing down the path of a strong, more inclusive, more accountable and transparent democracy” to “help you extend opportunity, and educate youth, and face down threats, and embrace reconciliation.”[452][453] Before departing Kenya, Obama met with civil society groups at Kenyatta University and toured the Nairobi National Park.[454][455]

    Ethiopia Addis Ababa July 26–28 President Obama held bilateral meetings with the government of Ethiopia and visited the African Union headquarters, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to do so.[456][457]
    Turkey Antalya November 14–17 President Obama attended the G-20 summit meeting in Antalya, where topics such as investment strategy, climate change, financial regulation, anti-corruption, and issues on trade and energy were discussed in an effort to strengthen the global economy and cooperation.[458] According to National Security Advisor Susan Rice, President Obama also discussed “cybersecurity, refugees, global health security, and counter-terrorism” during the summit.[459] He also met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (to discuss efforts in managing the Syria–Turkey border, amidst the Syrian Civil War refugee crisis) and King Salman of Saudi Arabia.[460][461][462] Additionally, President Obama met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a 30-minute meeting to discuss efforts in tackling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and other terrorist groups and resolving the Syrian Civil War, amidst disagreements with the United States regarding Russia’s military intervention.[463][464]
    Philippines Manila November 17–20 President Obama attended the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Manila, focusing on inclusive growth.[458]

    On the sidelines of the summit, he held bilateral meetings with Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and newly elected prime ministers Malcolm Turnbull of Australia and Justin Trudeau of Canada,[465][466] as well as meetings with Trans-Pacific Partnership and Pacific Alliance leaders.[467]

    President Obama also delivered remarks at a Philippine Navy coastal facility by the Manila Bay, where he also toured the BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PF-15), to highlight the United States’ commitment to assist in maritime security in the region, amidst the territorial disputes in the South China Sea.[462][468] During his speech in front of the Philippine Navy, President Obama announced that the U.S. government will donate the research vessel RV Melville and two Hamilton-class cutters to the Philippine Navy, one of which will be the USCGC Boutwell (WHEC-719).[469][470][471] He later participated at the APEC 2015 CEO Summit, where he met with Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma and SALt lamp inventor Aisa Mijeno and urged business executives to combat climate change.[472][473]

    Malaysia Kuala Lumpur November 20–22 President Obama attended the Tenth East Asia Summit in Kuala Lumpur, which focused on military intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the territorial disputes in the South China Sea.[458][474] On the sidelines of the summit in Kuala Lumpur, the President met with refugees, many of which were Rohingya refugees, at the Dignity for Children Foundation refugee center to urge the acceptance of Syrian refugees into the United States,[475][476][477] participated in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSAELI) town hall at Taylor’s University where he urged the Southeast Asian youth to fight against discrimination,[478] and met with Malaysian civil society groups at a round table meeting at the Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur.[468][479] He also participated in a meeting with leaders of the ASEAN Summit, as well as separate meetings with Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.[462]
    France Paris November 29 –
    December 1
    President Obama participated in the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.[480] On the sidelines of the conference, he joined President François Hollande and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo in paying respects to the victims of the Paris attacks by laying flowers in front of the Bataclan.[481] Obama held separate bilateral meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “send a strong message to the world about their strong commitment to climate change,” being three of the world’s largest carbon dioxide emitters.[482] Obama also met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to discuss their intervention against ISIL, as well as to urge the reduction of tensions between Turkey and Russia following the Russian Sukhoi Su-24 shootdown by the Turkish Air Force.[483]

    2016

    Main article: List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2016

    The following international trips were made by Barack Obama during 2016:

    Country Locations Dates Details
    Cuba Havana March 20–22 On February 18, 2016, a White House official announced that President Obama would undertake a historic visit to Cuba on March 20–22 to mark the end of the 54-year tensions in Cuba–United States relations, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge in 1928. In an interview with Yahoo! News in December 2015, President Obama said that he would only visit Cuba if he could meet with the Cuban dissident movement, saying: “If I go on a visit, then part of the deal is that I get to talk to everybody, I’ve made very clear in my conversations directly with President Raúl Castro that we would continue to reach out to those who want to broaden the scope for, you know, free expression inside of Cuba.”[484][485]

    Hours before the President and the First Family’s arrival, the weekly demonstration by protesters from more than 50 Ladies in White human rights activists and other opposition groups, hoping for the President’s awareness of “women fighting for the liberty of political prisoners,” were cleared by Cuban police in the Havana neighborhood of Miramar.[486][487] President Obama and the First Family arrived in Havana’s José Martí International Airport on the rainy afternoon of Sunday, March 20, where they were greeted by Cuban officials led by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla.[488] The First Family first headed to the Meliá Habana Hotel to meet with the staff of the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana and their families.[489][490] The Obamas later toured on foot Old Havana, where they visited the Plaza de Armas, the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, and the Havana Cathedral, while being guided by Havana historian Eusebio Leal.[491] At the Havana Cathedral, they met with Cardinal Jaime Ortega, the Archbishop of Havana, who along with Pope Francis and the Holy See helped normalize and restore Cuba–United States relations.[492][493] In the evening, the Obamas dined at a local paladar in central Havana.[494]

    President Obama began his Monday, March 21, by paying his respects to Cuban national hero José Martí during a brief wreath-laying ceremony at his memorial at Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución.[495] He then headed to the Palace of the Revolution to meet with his Cuban counterpart, President Raúl Castro, where he was given a welcome ceremony before the two heads of state began their official talks. During their meeting, the two presidents pledged to work towards a “new path” in reconciling their two countries’ relations amid their differences in human rights and democracy.[496] U.S. Secretaries John Kerry and Penny Pritzker of State and Commerce, respectively, were in attendance, while Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel and Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla were among the several Cuban Council of Ministers who participated in the discussions.[497]

    The two leaders later participated in a joint press conference, where President Obama declared a “new day” in Cuba–U.S. relations but acknowledged President Castro’s statement regarding the “profound differences” between their two countries regarding human rights and democracy, which Obama criticized. Obama also added that the embargo against Cuba and the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base continue to be obstructions in the normalization and restoration of the two countries’ relations, wherein Castro responded saying that it would be “the most important obstacle to our economic development and the well-being of the Cuban people.” In addition, Castro criticized the U.S.’ demand for a human rights reform in Cuba, saying that “Cuba believes civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights are universal” and later adding that Cuba opposes “political manipulation and double standards in the approach to human rights.” When asked by CNN‘s Jim Acosta about political prisoners in Cuba, Castro denied knowledge of such, insisting that his government only holds spies, terrorists and armed insurrectionists, and demanded for a list to be released.[498][499][500][501]

    Later in the afternoon, President Obama attended an event with U.S. and Cuban entrepreneurs that would allow for the exploration of opportunities between the two countries’ businesses at an effort to enhance Cuba’s private sector and encourage the discontinuation of the trade embargo against Cuba amidst the country’s state-owned-dominated economy. During the event, Obama urged the rehabilitation of the country’s infrastructure to allow for better transportation of goods, wholesale marketing to help small business owners, and the unification of the country’s dual-currency system (the Cuban peso and the Cuban convertible peso), all to improve Cuba’s economy.[502][503] In the evening, President Castro treated President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to a state dinner at the Palace of the Revolution.[504] Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, First Lady Chief of Staff Tina Tchen, Senator Patrick Leahy, and Representative Charles Rangel of New York’s 13th congressional district were among the American entourage who attended the state dinner.[505]

    On the morning of his final day in Cuba, Tuesday, March 22, President Obama addressed the Cuban people on national television from the Gran Teatro de La Habana, along Havana’s Paseo del Prado. President Castro was among the Cubans in attendance at the theater. He began his remarks by responding to the Brussels bombings that occurred several hours prior, which he condemned, saying: “We can and we will defeat those who threaten the safety and security of people all around the world,” and added that the attacks were a reminder “that the world must unite in fighting against the scourge of terrorism.”[506] Obama then transitioned to his speech regarding “a new chapter” in Cuba’s relations with the United States and the Western Hemisphere, saying that he visited the country to “bury the last remnants of the Cold War in the Americas” and to “extend the hand of friendship to the Cuban people.” He called on the U.S. Congress to lift the U.S. embargo against Cuba, saying that “it is an outdated burden on the Cuban people” and a “burden on the Americans who want to work and do business or invest here in Cuba.” Obama also touched on the importance of Cubans being able to “realize their potential,” as they would not “without continued change in Cuba,” urging the removal of the country’s two-currency system and the access of the Internet all across Cuba. Speaking for democracy to be “embraced” in Cuba, saying that it “allows for the fullest expression of the ideals of any revolution” and “gives individuals the capacity to be catalysts,” he appealed for political freedom within Cubans, including the right of freedom of speech, religion and criticism of government.[507][508][509] Obama also referenced several American and Cuban historical figures during his speech, including Cuban national hero José Martí, writer Ernest Hemingway, baseball legend Jackie Robinson, and singer Gloria Estefan.[510]

    Before noon, President Obama headed to the U.S. Embassy in Havana that opened in July 2015 to meet with various Cuban dissidents and leaders of civil society organizations, praising them for their “extraordinary courage” in their fight for “democracy, freedom of speech, worship or assembly” in Cuba and expressed hope that their efforts and ideas will help shape U.S. foreign policy.[511] Among the dissidents and the leaders of the Cuban civil society that attended the round table discussion were Guillermo Fariñas, Dagoberto Valdés Hernández, Ladies in White leader Berta Soler, Antonio Rodiles, and Elizardo Sánchez.[512][513] In the afternoon, the First Family and President Castro attended an exhibition baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuba national baseball team at the Estadio Latinoamericano that was also attended by around 55,000 Cuban and American baseball fans. The Obamas were accompanied by Rachel Robinson, the widow of baseball player Jackie Robinson who trained in Cuba with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.[514] The Rays won the game 4–1.[515] After the game, the Obamas headed to Havana’s José Martí International Airport to depart Cuba for Buenos Aires, Argentina, where they were sent-off by President Castro, ending their three-day historic visit.[516]

    Argentina Buenos Aires,
    Bariloche
    March 23–24 On February 18, 2016, a White House official announced that President Obama would undertake a state visit to Argentina on March 23–24, 2016 to improve the Argentina–United States relations under the administration of newly elected Argentine president, Mauricio Macri, after the two countries’ relations under predecessors Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Néstor Kirchner saw tension in trade and investment.[517][518]

    President Obama and the First Family arrived in Buenos Aires’ Ministro Pistarini International Airport from Havana, Cuba at around 1:10 a.m. (UTC−3) on Wednesday, March 23, where they were greeted by Argentine Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra.[519][520] Later that morning, President Obama headed to the Casa Rosada for a bilateral meeting and a joint press conference with President Macri. Obama and Macri discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in promoting “universal values and interests,” such as in the areas of security, energy, health and human rights, where the two presidents have agreed for U.S. federal agencies to assist Argentina’s counter-terrorism efforts, to contribute to peacekeeping missions, combat illegal drug trade and organized crime, respond to diseases and outbreaks like the Zika virus, and develop resources and renewable energy strategies.[521] Obama also praised Macri for his economic reforms that helped create “sustainable and inclusive economic growth” and “reconnected Argentina with the world economy.”[522] Thus, Obama declared a “fresh era” of relations that would help Argentina’s credibility in the Latin American region and the world, and announced trade and economic initiatives to reset the countries’ relations after years of tension.[523][524] Foreign Minister Malcorra announced that Argentina signed agreements with the U.S. to join again on the Visa Waiver Program. Argentina initially joined on the program in 1996, but was removed in 2002.[525][526][527]

    In the afternoon, President Obama visited the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral to lay a wreath at the tomb of Argentine general José de San Martín, who was known for his role as a Libertador in the Spanish American wars of independence and is considered the national hero of Argentina. There, he also met with Cardinal Mario Aurelio Poli, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires who replaced Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio when he was elected as Pope Francis. Obama then headed to the Usina del Arte to hold a town hall meeting with young Argentine leaders.[528] In the evening, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended a state dinner hosted by President Macri and First Lady Juliana Awada at the Néstor Kirchner Cultural Centre, where both Obamas were treated with a tango dance.[529][530]

    The Obamas began their final day in their Latin American trip with President Obama visiting the Remembrance park in Buenos Aires’ Belgrano neighborhood with President Macri to honor the victims of the Dirty War by throwing flowers onto the Río de la Plata river. The Obamas’ visit to Argentina coincided with the 40th anniversary of the 1976 Argentine coup d’état that extended the “war” and resulted in the killing and the forced disappearances of around 30,000 people from 1976 to 1983. The two presidents each delivered remarks at the park, where Obama apologized for the U.S.’ “slow” policies in responding to the “war” saying: “Each of us have a responsibility each and every day to make sure that wherever we see injustice, wherever we see rule of law flaunted that we take responsibility to make this a better place for our children and grandchildren.” Obama also said that the U.S. would help the families of the victims “heal” from the effects of the “war” through transparency by revealing files that prove the violation of human rights during the military dictatorship, upon the request of President Macri.[531][532][533][534]

    In the afternoon, the Obama family left Buenos Aires for a trip to the Patagonian town of Bariloche. Arriving at the San Carlos de Bariloche Airport aboard the smaller Boeing C-32 as Air Force One, they spent their remaining hours in the town hiking along the Nahuel Huapi National Park, sailing on the Nahuel Huapi Lake, and staying at the Llao Llao Hotel overlooking the lake and the Andes mountain range, where they were eventually met by the Macris who bid them farewell. At around 9:30 p.m. (UTC−3), the Obamas departed Bariloche for Buenos Aires’ Ministro Pistarini International Airport to board the larger Boeing VC-25 that would fly them back to Washington, D.C., ending their five-day Latin American trip that took them to Cuba and Argentina.[535][536][537]

    Saudi Arabia Riyadh April 20–21 In Riyadh, President Obama attended a summit meeting with the Gulf Cooperation Council to discuss ways of addressing the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and other regional conflicts, including the Syrian and Yemeni crises.[538][539] He also met with King Salman and held an audience with the Saudi royal court.[540]

    Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia coincided with the announcement of a bipartisan bill allowing families of victims of the September 11 attacks to file a lawsuit against Saudi Arabian officials for involvement in the terrorist attacks, which the White House has threatened to veto to avoid tension in Saudi Arabia–United States relations.[541]

    United Kingdom London,
    Windsor,
    Watford
    April 21–24 President Obama stopped by London to urge British voters to vote for the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union ahead of the referendum on June 23.[542][543][544]

    On April 22, the President and First Lady Michelle Obama attended a private lunch with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle, a day after the Queen’s 90th birthday.[545] President Obama also met with British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street, participating in a joint press conference.[546] Later that evening, the Obamas attended a dinner hosted by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry at Kensington Palace.[547]

    On April 23, President Obama first toured Shakespeare’s Globe and viewed a snippet from a production of Hamlet to commemorate the 400th death anniversary of William Shakespeare.[548] He then participated in a town hall meeting with the British youth at Lindley Hall, where he addressed questions regarding political issues like terrorism, trade, and the Northern Ireland peace process,[549] as well as social issues and changes involving LGBT rights, racial inequality (touching on the Black Lives Matter movement), and discrimination towards non-binary gender persons.[550][551] There at Lindley Hall, Obama also met with Labour Party and Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn.[552] In the afternoon, President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron played golf at The Grove in Watford, Hertfordshire. The two leaders then had dinner at Winfield House, the U.S. ambassador‘s residence in the United Kingdom.[553] President Obama departed for Germany the following day.

    Germany Hanover April 24–25 President Obama traveled to Hanover, Germany to promote the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which was met with criticism among Germans.[554] He met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss cooperation in resolving the Syrian and Libyan civil wars and the Ukrainian crisis, before discussing the topics with other European leaders including British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President François Hollande, and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.[555]

    During a news conference with Chancellor Merkel, President Obama announced his plan to increase U.S. military presence in Syria to at least 250 personnel to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and assist local Syrian forces in doing so.[556][557]

    Obama and Merkel later joined the United States delegation in their participation at the Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial fair, with the U.S. being the “partner country” of the fair.[558][559] He became the first sitting U.S. president to attend the fair.[560]

    Vietnam Hanoi,
    Ho Chi Minh City
    May 22–25 During the U.S.-ASEAN Summit in February 2016, a White House official confirmed that President Obama had accepted an invitation from Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng to visit Vietnam in May, as part of a trip to Asia.[561] The trip aims to build stronger economic and defense ties with Asian-Pacific allies, amid the South China Sea territorial disputes.[562] The Obama administration has expressed its commitment to assist Vietnam in seeking maritime security and the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.[563]

    President Obama arrived in Hanoi on late Sunday, May 22.[564] The following day, he met with Vietnamese President Trần Đại Quang at the Presidential Palace of Vietnam and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân at the former residence of revolutionary Communist leader Ho Chi Minh.

    President Obama and President Quang discussed the continuing normalization of ties between the two countries following the Vietnam War, the pursuit of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to support trade and reinforce regional cooperation, and defense cooperation in the South China Sea territorial disputes. The two presidents also signed several bilateral agreements, including a $11.3 billion purchase of 100 Boeing aircraft by the Vietnamese low-cost carrier VietJet Air. During a joint press conference with President Quang, Obama announced the full lifting of a 50-year arms embargo on Vietnam, describing the embargo as “a lingering vestige of the Cold War.”[565][566] He also announced that the Peace Corps would operate in Vietnam for the first time, focused on teaching the English language to Vietnamese students.[567][568]

    In the afternoon, President Obama attended a state luncheon hosted by President Quang, before meeting with Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and Communist Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng.[569] In the evening, President Obama dined with American celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain at a local Hanoi restaurant, filming for an episode of Bourdain’s show, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.[570]

    On Tuesday, May 24, President Obama first met with ten activists advocating to solve different social issues facing Vietnam, including freedom of speech, freedom of the press and Internet freedom.[571] He later addressed the Vietnamese people from the Vietnam National Convention Center to discuss the progress made by the United States and Vietnam following the Vietnam War while taking into account their differences in human rights, which Obama prompts Vietnam for, saying that “the country should be more open to scrutiny in order to grow stronger and more prosperous” since “human rights is not a threat to stability but reinforces it.”[572][573][574] Following his speech, Obama departed Hanoi for Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s largest city, arriving there late afternoon.

    In Ho Chi Minh City, President Obama visited the Jade Emperor Pagoda to pay tribute to the culture of Vietnam, which is one of the oldest in Southeast Asia.[575][576] He later met with young entrepreneurs and the local business community at the DreamPlex Coworking Space, where he also promoted the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying that it will boost economic competitiveness and improve labor standards that would prohibit forced and child labor.[577] On Wednesday, May 25, President Obama participated in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSAELI) town hall, where he urged some 800 young Southeast Asian leaders to tackle climate change.[578][579] Obama ended his three-day visit to Vietnam, departing Ho Chi Minh City for Japan later that afternoon.

    Japan Shima,
    Ise,
    Hiroshima
    May 25–27 President Obama traveled to Japan to attend the 42nd G7 summit in Shima, Mie Prefecture, where the agenda focused on the global economy, geopolitical issues like North Korea’s nuclear program, the South China Sea territorial disputes and the Ukrainian crisis, and the threats of Islamic extremism in the Middle East.[580] Prior to the G7 summit, Obama held bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe on similar issues. During a joint news conference, Abe protested a recent killing of a 20-year-old Okinawa woman by a former U.S. Marine from Kadena Air Base, which Obama expressed regret for, saying that the U.S. is willing to fully cooperate with the investigation.[581][582] The G7 leaders also visited the Ise Grand Shrine, a Shinto shrine in the city of Ise.[583]

    On Friday, May 27, Obama traveled to Hiroshima to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park with Prime Minister Abe to highlight their continued commitment to pursuing peace and security in a world without nuclear weapons.[584] In doing so, Obama became the first sitting American president to visit the site of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima in August 1945.[585]

    Canada Ottawa June 29 President Obama travelled to Canada for a state visit, where he met with Canadian Governor General David Johnston and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and addressed a joint session of the Canadian Parliament. He also participated in the North American Leaders’ Summit with Prime Minister Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.[586]
    Poland Warsaw July 7–9 President Obama travelled to Poland to attend the NATO summit meeting in Warsaw and met with Polish President Andrzej Duda, European Council President and former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to discuss counterterrorism, the Syrian refugee crisis, and economics.[587][588] The agenda of Obama’s last NATO summit focused on strengthening defense cooperation to protect Eastern Europe from Russian aggression on Ukraine, confronting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the European migrant crisis, and the United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union.[589][590] He also announced that around 1,000 extra troops will be deployed to Poland to assist in Russian interference over the Ukrainian crisis.[591]

    While in Warsaw, President Obama also addressed American public reaction to the shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the shooting of Philando Castile in Minnesota, cases which have led to protests in the United States and allegations of racial injustice and profiling by police. Obama stated, in part, “When incidents like these occur, there’s a big chunk of our fellow citizens that feels as if because of the color of their skin, they are not being treated the same—and that hurts.” The police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota have led to large, nationwide protests in the United States.[592] During a joint press conference with Presidents Tusk and Juncker, Obama also commented on the shooting of Dallas police officers in the aftermath of the fatal shootings of Sterling and Castile, the deadliest single incident in the history of U.S. law enforcement since the September 11, 2001 attacks, which he called “a vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement.”[593]

    Spain Madrid,
    Rota
    July 9–10 President Obama travelled to Spain for the first time as president to meet with the acting Spanish Prime Minister and King Felipe VI.[587] He will also meet with troops at Naval Station Rota in Rota, Cádiz. The President initially scheduled a trip to Seville on July 11 to visit the remains of Christopher Columbus, but decided to cancel it and return to Washington, D.C. earlier in preparation for his visit to Dallas, Texas later that week.[594][595]

    Future trips

    The following international trips are scheduled to be made by Barack Obama during 2016:


  • DHS Systematic Scrubbing of Radical Islam

    DHS Systematic Scrubbing of Radical Islam

    CRUZ NEVER ASKED WHY

    Cruz Tears Into DHS Chief Over ‘Systematic Scrubbing’ of Radical …

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    June 30 2016 Cruz Tears Into DHS Chief Over ‘Systematic Scrubbing’ of Radical Islam

    Please read the full text for clarity and understanding

    Cruz began by comparing the number of references to “Jihad,” “Muslim,” and “Islam” found in the 9/11 commission report to the number found in several of the Obama administration’s intelligence and counterterrorism materials.

    “The word ‘jihad’ appears in that report 126 times, the world ‘Muslim’ appears in that report 145 times, the world ‘Islam’ appears in that report 322 times,” he said sternly. “And yet since that 9/11 commission report,

    DIFFERENT POLICIES HAVE COME INTO EFFECT. AND AS A MATTER OF SYSTEMATIC POLICY, THOSE TERMS ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED TO BE USED IN THIS ADMINISTRATION.”

     “And yet since that 9/11 commission report, different policies have come into effect. And as a matter of systematic policy, those terms are no longer allowed to be used in this administration.”

    BUT, CRUZ NEVER ASKED WHY

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    THE UNANSWERED QUESTION IS WHY?

    Obama and his Administration have scrubbed  American History of the terms (words) associated with Radical Islamic Terrorism contained in the 2004 9-11 commission report.

    My website is dedicated to researching, documenting, posting and disseminating critical information

    As documented by Senator Cruz.

    INFORMED AMERICAN CITIZENS KNOW

    WHO scrubbed, PRESIDENT OBAMA ELECTED IN 2009, the first African American U.S. president.

    WHAT WAS SCRUBBED, ‘JIHAD’ 126 times, MUSLIM’ 145 times, ‘ISLAM’  322 times

    WHEN IT WAS SCRUBBED, BETWEEN THE TIME OBAMA WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT JAN  2009 AND June 30, 2016

    WHERE IT WAS SCRUBBED, Behind our back, behind closed doors in WA DC

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    THE UNANSWERED QUESTION WAS WHY?

    After, spending 20 hours researching and reading and reading…

    I finally found and watched a  video. more research….I went to Snopes.

    Amazingly enough,  SNOPES PROVIDED THE “WHY” DOCUMENTATION ON OBAMA’S IMMIGRATION POLICY.

    WHY INDEED,  OBAMA’S  FUNDAMENTAL PLAN TO TRANSFORM AMERICA STARTED OCTOBER 30, 2008 AT A CAMPAIGN RALLY.

     OBAMA’S FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA  WAS THEN AND  ALWAYS HAS BEEN……

    GLOBALIZATION BY IMMIGRATION, AND MORE  IMMIGRATION FOR GLOBALIZATION,

    WHAT BETTER WAY FOR OBAMA TO FUNDIMENTALLY TRANSFORM AMERICA

    IMPORTING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF  MUSLIMS TO THE US

    “Between 2010 and 2013, the Obama administration imported almost 300,000 new immigrants from Muslim nations — more immigrants than the U.S. let in from Central America and Mexico combined over that period… Many of the recent Muslim immigrants are from terrorist hot spots like Iraq, where the Islamic State operates. From 2010-2013, Obama ushered in 41,094 Iraqi nationals from there…

    HOUSE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN MIKE MCCAUL CALLED THE NEW POLICY “A FEDERALLY SANCTIONED WELCOME PARTY TO POTENTIAL TERRORISTS.[1] – source

    an additional 45,000 new refugees, mostly from Syria, from 2016 to 2017.

    WHAT BETTER WAY TO FUNDIMENTALLY TRANSFORM AMERICA

    An Organized Invasion use the refugee program for Radical Islamic Terrorists to infiltrate the West

    “I take ISIS at its word when it says we want to use the refugee program to infiltrate the West,” Rep. Michael McCaul, Chairman of the House Homeland Security committee, said recently on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

    PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS SYRIAN REFUGEES ARE LESS DANGEROUS THAN TOURISTS, AND HE’S DIRECTED HIS ADMINISTRATION TO TAKE IN AT LEAST 10,000 SYRIAN REFUGEES IN 2016.

    Hmmm…an additional 45,000 new refugees, mostly from Syria, from 2016 to 2017.

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    Berlin, Germany, July 17, 2015.  THE REALITY OF GLOBALIZATION

    THE INFLUX OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES INTO EUROPE IS PART OF THE REALITY OF GLOBALIZATION, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Thursday.

    The German government expects 800,000 or more people to arrive this year and media say it could be up to 1.5 million.

    German authorities are struggling to cope with the roughly 10,000 refugees arriving every day, many fleeing conflict in the Middle East.

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    Jun. 30, 2016 unedited Full text

    Cruz Tears Into DHS Chief Over ‘Systematic Scrubbing’ of Radical …

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    TheBlaze Cruz Tears Into DHS Chief OverSystematic Scrubbing’ of Radical Islam During Contentious Exchange. Jun. 30, 2016 12:50pm Jason Howerton …

    INDEED, Cruz Tears Into DHS Chief Over ‘Systematic Scrubbing’ of Radical Islam During Contentious Exchange

    Jun. 30, 2016 12:50pm

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) grilled Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Thursday over the “systematic scrubbing of law enforcement and intelligence materials,” connecting the issue to the 2014 Fort Hood shooting and other attacks.

    Cruz began by comparing the number of references to “Jihad,” “Muslim,” and “Islam” found in the 9/11 commission report to the number found in several of the Obama administration’s intelligence and counterterrorism materials.

    “The word ‘jihad’ appears in that report 126 times, the world ‘Muslim’ appears in that report 145 times, the world ‘Islam’ appears in that report 322 times,” he said sternly. “And yet since that 9/11 commission report, different policies have come into effect. And as a matter of systematic policy, those terms are no longer allowed to be used in this administration.”

    Johnson told Cruz repeatedly that he has no knowledge efforts to “purge” DHS material of references to radical Islam. The DHS chief went on to claim that conceding the Islamic State is connected to Islam only gives the terrorist group what it wants.

    Cruz ultimately cut off Johnson to reclaim his speaking time.

    “You’re entitled to give speeches other times,” Cruz said. “My question was if you were aware that the information has been scrubbed.”

    Watch the entire contentious exchange below:

    Cruz also pushed back against Johnson’s assertion that removing references to radical Islam is merely a “semantic difference.”

    “When you erase references to radical jihad, it impacts the behavior of law enforcement and national security to respond to red flags and prevent terrorist attacks before they occur,” Cruz said.

    The Texas senator suggested the Fort Hood shooting may have been one of those instances. When bluntly asked by Cruz if it was a “mistake” not to respond to the “red flags” in regards to Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan, Johnson accused Cruz of citing incorrect information.

    “In one minute, I couldn’t begin to answer your question,” he said.

    “Pick anything,” Cruz shot back. “Pick one thing, sir.”

    “You’re assuming that the federal government in advance of the attack on Fort Hood saw all these different red flags. That’s not correct,” Johnson said.

    That’s when Cruz got specific.

    “Is it true or false that the Obama administration knew before the attack that Nidal Hasan was communicating with Anwar al-Awlaki?” Cruz asked.

    “How are you defining the ‘Obama administration,’ sir?” Johnson said.

    “The Federal Bureau of Investigation,” Cruz responded.

    “The entire Federal Bureau of Investigation? I can’t answer that question sitting here,” Johnson answered.

    “The answer is ‘yes’ and it’s public record, sir,” Cruz retorted.

    Cruz went on to cite “red flags” missed in the Boston bombings and San Bernardino attack.

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    And, Cruz never asked why…

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    WATCH THIS VIDEO. CONNECT THE DOTS

    Obama’s Threat To ‘Fundamentally Transform’ America Is Now Nearly …

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    Obama said in 2008 that he planned to “Fundamentally Transform America. … meant a complete transformation from top to bottom, and a change in foreign relations. … Of course he went to those who have a history of despising the U.S.

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    I went to snopes….. to document a quotation attributed to  Barack Obama

    “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

    Snopes said false? The original contains no specific mention of “Muslims”

    The original contains Obama’s specific  meetings with Arab and Pakistani American immigrants after 9-11

    From his book, “The Audacity of Hope”, page 261  published October 17, 2006  

    Amazingly enough,  SNOPES PROVIDED THE DOCUMENTATION ON OBAMA’S IMMIGRATION POLICY.

    Obama’s specific meetings with Arab and Pakistani American immigrants after 9-11

    “WHY” Obama and his Administration have scrubbed  American History of the terms (words) associated with Radical Islamic Terrorism contained in the 2004 9-11 commission report.

    They (Arab and Pakistani Americans) have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific reassurances that their citizenship really means something

    AND OBAMA’S QUOTE, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II.

    “The Audacity of Hope” WAS NOT ABOUT AMERICAN HOPE,  IT WAS ABOUT THE AUDACITY OF OBAMA’S HOPE FOR  IMMIGRANTS

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     OBAMA’S  FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE TO AMERICA, WAS GLOBALIZATION BY IMMIGRATION

    OBAMA QUOTATION FROM SNOPES

    In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific reassurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.

    “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

    The original contains no specific mention of “Muslims”

    The original contains Obama’s specific  meetings with Arab and Pakistani American immigrants after 9-11

    SNOPES EXPLAINS..THE QUOTATION

    This statement is a rewording of a passage from page 261 of The Audacity of Hope, in which Barack Obama wrote of the importance of not allowing inflamed public opinion to result in innocent members of immigrant groups being stripped of their rights, denied their due as American citizens, or placed into confinement, as was done with Japanese-American U.S. citizens during World War II. The original contains no specific mention of “Muslims” — Obama was referring to the importance of standing up for and protecting the rights of all immigrants who have become U.S. citizens, and someone altered the wording of the passage to give it a different meaning:

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    What a stupid Question

    Should the United States Allow Syrian Refugees into the Country …

    2016election.procon.org/view.answers.election.php?questionID=002062

    Mar 10, 2016 – 13, 2015], the U.S. simply cannot, should not and must not accept any … accept an additional 45,000 new refugees, mostly from Syria, from 2016 to 2017. … of the United States is to protect America, not the image of Islam.”

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    REDUNTANT? I think not..

    October 17, 2006  Barak Obama “The Audacity of Hope”, page 261

    “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

    Snopes THE ORIGINAL CONTAINS NO SPECIFIC MENTION OF “MUSLIMS”

    THE ORIGINAL specifically mentions ARAB AND PAKISTANI AMERICANS

    In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with ARAB AND PAKISTANI AMERICANS, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly;

    THEY (ARAB AND PAKISTANI AMERICANS)  NEED SPECIFIC REASSURANCES THAT THEIR CITIZENSHIP REALLY MEANS SOMETHING,

    that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II,

    AND THAT I WILL STAND WITH THEM (ARAB AND PAKISTANI AMERICANS) SHOULD THE POLITICAL WINDS SHIFT IN AN UGLY DIRECTION.

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    JUST ASKING… WHOSE WINNING THE WAR ON TERRORISM?

    “History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books-books which glorify their own …

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    Winds of Change : snopes.com

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    May 21, 2008 – Barack Obama did not write in 2006 that “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

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    OBAMA WILL STAND WITH ARAB AND PAKISTANI AMERICANS

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