September 19, 2017

These were the REAL highlights from Trump's speech to the UN General Assembly

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

The main headline I saw on the instant news coverage of Trump’s UN speech was Trump calling Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man,” and promising to destroy North Korea if he had to. 

But Barack Obama used the same language last year, as I’ll show you.

I’ll also show you why that was the least interesting thing Trump said today.

More important, for example, were his remarks about Iran, and Obama’s deal with them.

Although Trump named the problem, he didn’t name a solution. And while it was refreshing to hear a president use the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism,” for him to add that Saudi Arabia is out of the terrorism business is premature.

He addressed the refugee problem in a pragmatic way:

For the cost of resettling one refugee in the United States, we can assist more than 10 in their home region.

Trump also spent a lot of time talking about Venezuela:

The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented.

Compared to Obama, or Trudeau, or even George W. Bush, Trump’s speech was a home run.

But compared to Trump the 2016 candidate, it was so-so...

NEXT: Gordon Chang and I take a deeper look at Trump's statements about North Korea at the UN today.

THEN: Professor Salim Mansur joins me to talk about the risks to our Charter rights and freedoms posed by the Liberals' "anti-Islamophobia" motion M-103.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2017-09-21 11:39:08 -0400
Is it tough being right all the time Ezra Levant? I remember being a very soft-hearted liberal who wanted everyone to share and be kind and be 100% trustworthy and dammit, things aren’t like that at all in reality. Don’t get me wrong, there are a number of fantastically altruistic people in the world,who would share what they had and still work towards the common good, but more often than not a lack of incentive creates a lack of motivation. Equality across lines of what basically comes down to physical appearance, which covers gender and race, is obvious and should really be taken for granted. However, equality based on ability, talent, and amount of effort required should not and can not. Jobs or professions which are more difficult physically, mentally, and psychologically—which require more education—should be compensated accordingly.

I mean, it takes care of itself though, since most people who aren’t compensated at a higher level for more difficult work either won’t do it or will do a half-assed job if they are forced to do it, as is human nature. Perhaps not the singsong Liberal fantasy of pink fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows, but reality nonetheless.

Like the adage I just made up of “He who picks up every hitchhiker will soon be mugged or worse”, making distinctions and using our own discernment according to individual situations is not the same thing as discrimination.

Freedom is the right side, creating a system whereby people are given the choice to sink or swim according to their own efforts (with necessary supports, and only necessary supports) is the right side. “The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented.” Exactly. It just doesn’t work, nothing personal.
commented 2017-09-21 01:02:30 -0400
Keith Barnes commented 24 hours ago
If, or when M103 is passed into Law, it will mean that we must smile at the brown skinned gentleman who is gently slicing our throat?

Before my “smile” is gone – there will be 2 of us laying on the ground.
commented 2017-09-20 12:01:18 -0400
- The difference between Trumps & Obamas UN speeches was like the difference between day & night. Trump called out everyone where Obama sounded like he was auditioning for a future UN post.

- Whatever is to be done with North Korea had better be done soon. Business as usual is not acceptable. North Korea won’t get to be less of a threat over time.

- Legislation coming from M-103 will be used to protect the government when they violate peoples basic human rights & freedoms. That’s why it’s vague. We hear stories of people in Europe being arrested for something they posted on social media, even liking a comment. The charges may not stick but the process itself will be the punishment.
commented 2017-09-20 08:13:34 -0400
Daryl Herman, I agree, TREASON is the word I should have used in my earlier post.
commented 2017-09-20 02:34:39 -0400
RON JOSEPH I totally agree with you when you say “If anyone can get back on track, it will be Trump”.
I also agree that Mr. Trump has so many negative forces to battle, so many mealy mouthed Democrats, Hollywood types and of course the MSM that are constantly either lying about him or twisting what he says or just plain abusing him, that I think he is quite a man to be able to still stand up and continue.
He has almost no one that he can trust, not even the ones that he hand picks into top positions within his administration. It has got to be hard to go on day after day and keep on getting kicked.
But as you say, if anyone can pull it off and get back on track, Mr. Trump can and will.
I pray for him every single day!
commented 2017-09-20 01:46:19 -0400
Pierre Trudeau’s:
“The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law:

Guarantee of Rights and Freedoms

1. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society."

“…only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.” ?

“…Prescribed by Law
To be “prescribed by law,” a limit must either be embodied in a valid law or be authorized by a properly delegated official or agency. For example, a government official making decisions on an inconsistent, arbitrary basis would not be acting in a manner prescribed by law. Much of the time, a limitation is prescribed by law in that police officers or other governmental agents are authorized by specific statutes to act in these instances. But the law must provide the officials with clear guidelines or standards upon which to base their assessments; otherwise, their decisions may not be accepted as legally prescribed…”
http://www.mysteryquests.ca/quests/15/support/4254en.html

I shudder to think (literally) what Justin Trudeau and his commissars will do with this – given what he has been doing already…
commented 2017-09-20 01:18:27 -0400
Charles K—-I am also disappointed in Trump seemingly having the brakes on when it comes to his Campaign Promises like the wall and eliminating Political Correctness for a start.
Everyone expected static from the Democrats, but Trump receives roadblocks from his own people like McCain, Lindsey Graham and even Paul Ryan. Rex Tillerson is also getting in Trumps way.
Under these circumstances, no one could accomplish much.
If anyone can get back on track, it will be Trump.
commented 2017-09-20 01:01:19 -0400
If, or when M103 is passed into Law, it will mean that we must smile at the brown skinned gentleman who is gently slicing our throat?
commented 2017-09-20 00:23:01 -0400
Would not this “law” or motion make it illegal, punishable by a human rights council or socially unacceptable to report on any terrorist act that has occurred anywhere in the world for fear of being islamophobic? How do the press feel about this? Are the CBC really giving up the right of
the Canadian Charter of rights of Freedom 2a and b where
Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
(a) freedom of conscience and religion;
(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication.
Why would any media agency be in favore of this?
I certainly am not.
commented 2017-09-19 23:53:13 -0400
Meanwhile Hillary is autographing copies of her non-selling book in the toilet paper aisle of costco. She’s been doing the primary school lecture circuit -

Hillary Clinton goes to a gifted student primary school in New York to talk to students about the state of the world. After her talk she offers them a question period.

One little boy raises his hand. Hillary asks his name and he replies; “Kenneth, Mam”.

“And what’s your question Kenneth?”, she asks.

“I have three questions” he says:
FIRST – What really happened in Benghazi?”
SECOND – Why would you run for president if you are not even capable of managing 2 e-mail accounts?”
" THIRD – What happened to the 6 billion dollars that went missing from the state department while you were secretary ?”

Just then the bell rings for recess and Hillary informs the kids they will continue after recess.

When they resume Hillary says; “okay where were we. Oh that’s right, question time….who has a question?”

A different little boy – little Johnny – puts his hand up. Hillary points to him and asks him what his name is. “Johnny”, he says. “And what’s your question Johnny”, she asks.

“I have five questions” he says:

FIRST – What really happened in Benghazi?”
SECOND – Why would you run for president if you are not even capable of managing 2 e-mail accounts?”
" THIRD – What happened to the 6 billion dollars that went missing from the state department while you were secretary ?”
FOURTH – Why did the recess bell go off 20 minutes early?”
AND, FIFTH – Where’s Kenneth?”
commented 2017-09-19 23:53:07 -0400
@ Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt commented 3 hours ago
President Trump was right to call the US deal with Iran an embarrassment! Obama was nuts and wreckless!

Tammy “wreckless” is not the word – TREASON is!
That Obumer POS was out-rightly evil & purposeful.
His constant degradation of America & constant apologizing for “white privilege” should have tipped the scales for many – but instead we have become so “dumbed-down” that we continue to give that traitor tyrant excuses for his wilful treasonous practice.
If only TruDope would glue into the reality of what his declarations will result in. Only a Bolshevik lunatic – like TruDope, will continue on his agenda of self destruction – I say self because all the good Patriots of this land will have to die before his agenda is implemented.
commented 2017-09-19 23:40:35 -0400
@ Fraser McBurney commented 1 hour ago
NEWS FLASH …. THE LIBERALS ARE BUILDING JAILS FOR 33 MILLION CANADIANS

That’s pretty much all Canadians!! – including TruDope’s Lieberals! I think before that happens – much blood will run through the streets of the land!
Only suicidal lunatics (Lieberals) would even fantasize of doing something so ludicrous – they have no idea of what they would be walking into – makes me shudder.
But, like President Trump said today about NK – we, the MAJORITY will destroy the oppressors!
commented 2017-09-19 22:33:32 -0400
Ezra, They will never forgive me for what I have already said. That being the case, I am with you to the bitter end.

I get almost daily calls from Conservative Party fund raisers. I am going to compose a humdinger rant and read it to them when next they call….then I am going to post it here on theREBEL.

I am a pensioner of limited means, but I always give what I can when I can. I only ever supported the Conservative Party because of freedom of speach. If they waffle on that, I will waffle on supporting them.

We no longer live in a country ruled by those we elect, we live in a country ruled by every journalist and academic who throws a hissy fit in the name of political correctness. It simply has to….I almost said stop…but it won’t for as long as we cave in …it has to BE stopped. STAND AND DELIVER.
commented 2017-09-19 22:33:10 -0400
When Ezra quoted my post tonight, he didn’t quote my complete post. He left out the last two sentences which stated, “That’s one of the advantages to being old and poor as a church mouse. If the government/courts/police can’t take anything away from you, they have no leverage”. That’s was the most crucial part of my post. That’s the part that guarantees my freedom. I survive exclusively on OAS and CPP. I don’t have huge wads of cash in a savings account or RRSP. What I do have in an RRSP can be transferred to my sister with one phone call. They can fine me all they want but you can’t get blood from a stone. Their only other option would be to throw me in jail, where I would get free room and board as a guest of the government. Plus, I’m 70 years old and in poor health. If I died in custody, the government would have to cover cost of disposing of the carcass. That may seem a bit morbid to some of you, but any way you look at it I can’t lose.
commented 2017-09-19 21:46:15 -0400
The evil in the world is overwhelming and I don’t know what attracts these people to government. I know most of you can’t see it but it’s there and subtle.
There is only one way to fight evil.
The Holy Spirit. It’s amazing. Once you’ve received all the sacraments the power is divine.
Most academics don’t accept faith but realize the mystery.
I watched tucker carlson tonight host a witch.
He also stated, " The road to hell is paved with good intentions "
God love you
commented 2017-09-19 21:35:46 -0400
NEWS FLASH …. THE LIBERALS ARE BUILDING JAILS FOR 33 MILLION CANADIANS
commented 2017-09-19 21:28:17 -0400
I had high hopes for Trump. Being Canadian I couldn’t have voted for him anyways but I probably would’ve if I was American.
His promises of “draining the swamp, pulling the US millitary machine out of many hot spots and making wallstreet clean up and paying their share of the damage, and making the Fed reserve be more transparent”.
but once he got in its more of the same @#$%. same war drumming, same corporate/ wallstreet ass kissing, etc.
Very dissappointed. although I’m pretty sure things would be worse under Clinton. we would probably be in ww3 and the collapse would’ve already happened.
commented 2017-09-19 20:59:08 -0400
President Trump was right to call the US deal with Iran an embarrassment! Obama was nuts and wreckless!
I listened to the whole address posted on Rebel, in my opinion, the president’s message to the UN is long overdue; when you consider countries with the worst human rights violations are wielding a lot of power in this organization.
Though this address was not as polished as speeches given in Poland, Israel & Saudi Arabia; it was effective.
He addressed radical Islamists and didn’t refrain from using the word terrorist; and, the need to coordinate efforts from all member states to eradicate this worldwide radical ideology. Cut off all forms of support to terrorist organizations. There are so many leaders in the West who deny this is happening, this willful blindness has gone on for far too long! President Trump is naming the problem and strategies to deal with it effectively.

President Trump accurately summed up the Socialist government in Venezuela, and reminded the assembly that the people are suffering & oppressed as “socialism has been implemented faithfully”

Great interviews with Gordan Chang & Salim Mansur.

The selective study of “islamophobia” in Canada is a sham as many people already know.

When an ideology cannot withstand criticism, and, demands silence from the masses, it is a dangerous system of beliefs & behaviours. All the more reason to voice concerns and not allow ourselves to be “quelled”.
LPC & Islamists can take their whole government approach and stuff it!
commented 2017-09-19 20:56:18 -0400
One part of Trump’s speech that I think was very significant, but overlooked by all media as far as I know, was his reminder to the UN that the USA directly funds nearly a quarter of UN costs, and indirectly much more. A very hardened steel fist in a very thin velvet glove in my opinion.
commented 2017-09-19 20:52:11 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 34,068 Attacks, 219,628 Killed, 300,742 Injured that we know of

“Christians are the worst part of Canadian Society”, Justin Trudeau, Debate Post, March 28, 2017
commented 2017-09-19 20:30:30 -0400
Tarek Fatah will not hold anything back when he speaks to the heritage committee about M103 and “Islamophobia”.

Go Tarek go!!
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