Encore of Revival: America, June 24, 2019

Our president called off an invasion that could have been what the Bay of Pigs was to JFK. We were on the brink of nuclear war with Russia 58 years ago, and we didn’t even know it! What is the value of a human life compared to a drone? Isn’t the purpose of drones to spare human life? Some would use the loss of a drone as an excuse to end human life, but not our president.

Strategy and navigation that win always elude the untrained mind. What seems to most people like the way to win is precisely how to lose. What seems idiotic to most people is the only way to win. Trump’s ongoing fight against establishments in both Asia and Washington prove who is on which side of the “which way is wise” debate. One of those important, counter-intuitive strategies is mercy.

“To err is human; to forgive, divine,” wise words, courtesy Alexander Pope. There are many traps in politics. It is an indication of scruples and wisdom to know how to navigate through them. Refusing to murder in vengeance of a downed drone is no sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. Trump did far worse to Iran than any could imagine: He showed mercy.

That was just the beginning.

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Tucker: US came within minutes of war with Iran | YouTube @ Fox News

New York Times: Trump abruptly calls off military strikes against Iran after approving them | CNN

Bolton to Iran: Don’t mistake US ‘prudence’ for weakness | USA Today

Drone shooting raises risk of war, exposes Iran divides in Trump team | CNN

US drone: Trump says Iran ‘made a very big mistake’ | BBC News

Iranian general says US was warned several times before drone was shot down | The Hill

AP sources: US struck Iranian military computers this week | AP

In Mideast, Pompeo seeks a global coalition against Iran | AP

RAF Typhoons intercept Russian planes near NATO airspace in eighth encounter in six weeks | Daily Mail

Boris Johnson refuses to answer questions about ‘row with partner’ | BBC News

‘Boris must answer difficult questions’: Hunt demands Johnson comes clean over ‘screaming row’ with girlfriend – as allies warn Tory favourite’s torrid love life makes him a SECURITY RISK | Daily Mail

Boris Johnson’s poll leads vanish as loud altercation with partner deals major blow to Tory leadership bid | Independent

Washington as Usual

Want the truth? Put your money on Bill Barr, not Jerry Nadler | The Hill

Second congressional Democrat staffer charged in scheme to ‘dox’ Republicans amid Kavanaugh confirmation fight | Fox News

Patrick Shanahan Withdraws Nomination as Defense Secretary and Steps Down | Yahoo News

Trump hits polling on Fox News: ‘Something weird going on at Fox’ | The Hill

State Department identifies 23 violations, ‘multiple security incidents’ concerning Clinton emails | Fox News

Security & Rights

I’m a Journalist but I Didn’t Fully Realize the Terrible Power of U.S. Border Officials Until They Violated My Rights and Privacy | The Intercept

Trump tweets ICE will begin removing ‘millions’ of undocumented migrants | The Hill

Militia member arrested for impersonating US Border Patrol agent | Yahoo News

Exclusive– Expert: ‘Only Matter of Time Before Illegal Alien Voting Is Expanded’ | Breitbart


Florida supporters on why they want Trump to win in 2020 | BBC News

2020 hopefuls blast Trump after his campaign rally in Florida | NY Post

Trump’s erratic policy moves put national security at risk, experts warn | MSN News

Bernie Sanders to unveil plan to cancel all $1.6 trillion of student loan debt | CNN

Tech & Social Media

Sen. Josh Hawley bill: Big tech could be liable for harmful content | Business Insider

Senator Hawley Introduces Legislation to Amend Section 230 Immunity for Big Tech Companies | hawley.senate.gov

Josh Hawley’s bill would blow up business models for Facebook, YouTube | CNBC

Walmart adds AI-powered cameras to more than 1,000 stores to reduce checkout theft, report says | Fox Business