"In 1960, the USSR accused the U.S. of running an aerial spying program over its territory. Our government denied it to the American people, only admitting it when confronted with the captured U-2 pilot Gary Powers. Americans were genuinely shocked that their government would lie to them. Today the lying has become so routine that people are no longer shocked. There can be no true democracy when government manipulates the people with spin, hype, propaganda, phony 'leaks,' and outright lies." -- Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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According to a new report from the leading U.S. agency on Afghanistan reconstruction, $293 million in U.S. humanitarian aid to Afghanistan might have ended up in the hands of the Taliban.

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) report noted that only three of the five Afghan bureaus receiving funds from the U.S. provided the required documentation. Neither the Bureau of Democracy nor the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs were able to prove their compliance with U.S. regulations.

An “increased risk” exists that at least $293 million in U.S. aid disbursed by the State Department in Afghanistan between March and November 2022 could fall into the Taliban’s hands, a new report finds.

Two subagencies of the State Department—the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor and the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs—provided incomplete documentation and therefore could not establish that they had complied with counterterrorism vetting requirements, the report says.

These truths must be spoken louder than the lies about America and her founding.

This was the theme at the Republican National Convention this past week. Speaker after speaker spoke about America’s greatness, highlighting individuals who believe in the values and virtues of the American founding.

One such highlight was the Goldstar families whose loved ones fell during the Afghanistan withdrawal debacle. After hearing about those soldiers who paid the ultimate price defending America, how could we not feel proud to call ourselves Americans?

 

A senior NBC News Secret Service source confirmed the agency knew there was a major vulnerability on the rooftop where deceased suspect Thomas Matthew Crooks shot Donald Trump, killed a bystander and injured two others on Saturday.

by Tyler Durden
 

For the first time in years, the Taliban says it has arrested and imprisoned American citizens, and is hoping to use them in a prisoner swap.

Yesterday, on July 13, 2024, President Trump narrowly escaped a bullet fired by a would-be assassin during a campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania. The outcome would have been devastating if not for his fortunate glance to the right.  This blatant assassination attempt in broad daylight reeks of radical Leftist or deep state involvement, a direct result of the baseless hate campaign against Trump for the past eight years.