Encore of Revival: America, May 13, 2019

War! That’s next. With 2019 oaths of office sworn, with the 2020 presidential on the horizon, and with the Democrats clinging to demagoguery long after their fake investigation proved fake, the Left has left no alternative. War is one of the best ways to seal up a second term. Because it involves democracy, that is a calculation our Communist enemies can’t understand. If the Communist world wanted to defeat the US—and if the communists in the Democratic Party wanted to defeat the Republicans—they’d play “peace possum” for two years. But, Communists have the learning curve of a cat.

The US is not moving resources to the Fifth Fleet in the Middle East because of some recent Iranian rhetoric. Iran makes and poses threats more often than North Korea. If Iran’s most recent threats are special, it’s from the smell of blood on the horizon as the sun comes up over the South Sea. Whether for caution or concern, the Pentagon is beefing-up the Fifth Fleet because the Seventh Fleet is about to get busy with China.

We don’t want anyone taking advantage of the situation.

With Trump having pulled out of Syria and Afghanistan, Russia has every reason to be nice, for now. Extra missiles might make sure Iran does too—or if Iran can’t get smart, at least change Iran along with the change about to happen to China. Moscow may tell Tehran to behave. New Delhi may feel emboldened give the same advice to Beijing, but you know cats.

War is coming and victory with it, both for the US and for the Republicans.

‘We’re courting danger’: Trump suffers foreign policy setbacks in Iran, North Korea | USA Today

Pentagon deploying Patriot anti-missile battery to Middle East to further deter Iranian threat | ABC News

US to Send More Patriot Missiles to Middle East Over Iran Fears | Sputnik

US sends assault ship, missiles to Mideast amid Iran ‘threat’ | Yahoo – AFP

U.S. warns merchant ships of possible Iranian attacks; cleric threatens U.S. fleet | Yahoo – Reuters

Trump suggests China wants Dem elected in 2020 to secure better trade terms | Fox News

Trump Sees a China Trade Deal Through a New Prism: The 2020 Election | NY Times

Pentagon approves plan to shift $1.5B for wall along US-Mexico border | Fox News

House Ways and Means committee issues subpoenas for Trump’s tax returns | CNN

State Senate passes bill to help release Trump’s tax returns | NY Post

Barr in contempt: House Judiciary votes 24-16 to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress today – live updates | CBS News

Dennis Prager: ‘The Left Has Substituted Itself for God’ | Breitbart

Sweeping lawsuit accuses top generic drug companies, executives of fixing prices | CBS News – 60 Minutes

Lawsuit by 44 States Accuses Pharma Giants of ‘Multi-Year Conspiracy’ to Hike Drug Prices by Over 1,000% | Common Dreams

Over 40 US states file lawsuit against pharmaceutical firms over drug price-fixing | Market Business

Hammered by heavy rain and huge hail Thursday night, Houston braces for more downpours | Houston Chronicle