October 15, 2018

Trump brings home 17th U.S. hostage — without paying ransoms. How does he do it?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Over the weekend, Donald Trump managed to free another American citizen who was being held hostage in a foreign country.

It was a Christian pastor, named Andrew Bruson, originally from North Carolina, who has been leading a tiny church in the Turkish city of Izmir for more than 20 years. A dangerous place to be a Christian missionary, especially under the authoritarian Turkish leader, Recep Erdogan. He loved pushing around Obama, and Merkel too.

Trump has been showing he’s no Obama since he took office.

So when the Turks seized this American, Pastor Brunson, they thought they were living in the pre-Trump era. They weren’t after cash; they were after the deportation of a Muslim preacher named Fethullah Gulen.

(And hadn’t Barack Obama done exactly that for a “prisoner” named Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who deserted in Afghanistan? Obama has since admitted that, you know, he’s not so good at this hostage thing...)

Trump — he’s brought home 17 hostages. Plus the remains of U.S. soldiers from 65 years ago.

Without releasing terrorists. Without paying billions. Without humiliating America.

Donald Trump literally pushed Turkey into a recession. And Turkey finally caved.

Trudeau? He doesn’t lift a finger for friends. In fact, believe it or not, it was Trump who rescued Joshua Boyle in 2017, and gave him to Trudeau. Trudeau had a lovely family visit with Boyle — who was later charged with violent sexual assault.

No punishment for kidnapping a Canadian. Rewards for terrorists. And help to get home.

So we’re going to get more.

Let me end with a beautiful scene — mocked by the liberal media — of Trump and Pastor Brunson. It was in the White House — same place Obama praised the deserter Bergdahl. Here’s Pastron Brunson, praying for Trump — in English, to Jesus, not in Arabic, to Mohammed, as Bergdahl’s dad did.

I'm not a Christian, and I’m not particularly religious.

But I hope for every captive American (and Canadian) in the world, that Donald Trump continues to succeed — don’t you?

NEXT: As you well know, Tommy Robinson doesn't trust the mainstream media, and neither do I. That's why I'll be returning to London next week, to cover Tommy's retrial.

This time around, The Rebel is also crowdfunding a number of other journalists to join me, and one of them is Australia's Avi Yemini.

Tonight he joins me to talk about the trial and why he feels it is important for him to report on it from the scene.

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commented 2018-10-17 20:48:46 -0400
ALBERTA MAGA commented 18 hours ago
Trump is so refreshing after so many years of scumbag politicians on both sides. Ralph Klein like Trump was awesome because he was not a politician. We need to elect more people that are not politicians.

Yes..completely agree Alberta M. The election of President may have turned the ships away from the tip of the iceberg a notch or two for all the civilized Nations..except for goofball trudeau’s Canada of course…

commented 2018-10-17 02:27:15 -0400
Ooops unless they are baristas picked to run for the NDP. I mean non politicians who actually have life experience.
commented 2018-10-17 02:23:37 -0400
Trump is so refreshing after so many years of scumbag politicians on both sides. Ralph Klein like Trump was awesome because he was not a politician. We need to elect more people that are not politicians.
commented 2018-10-17 02:21:41 -0400
Glenn Craig good point about the pedophiles, i truly think that is a big part of the reason so many form Hollywood and some politicians from both sides are out to get Trump is that he is stopping their perversion and also going after sex traffickers.
commented 2018-10-16 23:15:25 -0400
Its good that Erdogan is getting a Trump reality check. Erdogan is taking that country back into the dark ages. Islamist dictator.
commented 2018-10-16 22:34:54 -0400
I care about what happens to Tommy because I hate to see that kind of injustice against anyone. Character assassination is forever, but can be mitigated with committed allies. If you are thrown under the bus right from the get go, well we are witnessing what that looks like in Ontario. No government or media should get away with it without push back. Glad to help Tommy out as always, but we have some nasty corruption right under our noses and everyone is just too scaredycat to touch it with a ten foot poll. We are not taking care of our own business. Ignoring it won’t make it go away. This will not just pass when the vote is in, as has been suggested. It will just be the beginning.
commented 2018-10-16 22:24:26 -0400
Ron Joseph, its also about the unplatforming, the absolute rejection of their existence that scares me. Those right of centre who are terrified of being called a bad name are as guilty of un personing both Goldy and Johnson as the left is. It disgusts me and terrifies me. This is the beginning of our subjugation. Forget about the people involved, the fact that legal legitimate contenders can be shut out this way is outrageous. Why this isn’t a story is very telling and disappointing. It has shaken my belief and trust, that absolutely no one will report on what is going on in the mayoral races in Ontario. After all, who knows more about character assassination than the Rebel and yet no coverage. There is major corruption going on in Ontario at the moment and Goldy and Johnson’s banning has brought it out in the open. It is a seriously important story and should scare the hell out of everyone. I am very frustrated that it is not being covered here.
commented 2018-10-16 12:54:38 -0400
- If you mess with America’s Trump the sanctions will be devastating but they will only be step 1. Step 2 will be having a carrier group parked off your coast. You don’t want to wait for part 3.

- Looking forward to the reports from the Tommy trial. Taking a group is a great idea, the more voices the better.
commented 2018-10-16 12:03:09 -0400
As Liza just said, "If you live in Toronto vote for Faith Goldy!
………..speaking of character assassination. "

I never used to feel sorry for Faith, as she is such a strong personality, however what she is going through with the media and some Politicians is beyond even the Left’s tactics.

Kevin J. Johnson ( running for Mayor of Mississauga) is going through the same prejudices only because he is on the Right. The good news is some polls show him almost tied with the Islamic supporter Bonnie Crombie, who has used her power as Mayor to shut down as many Johnson events as possible.

I hope one or both of these Freedom Fighters win.
commented 2018-10-16 11:29:52 -0400
Can ANYBODY name a fiscally conservative platform point from Faith Goldy? Why is she aligning her struggles to the Ford family?
Good gravy! Think about the money first!
commented 2018-10-16 11:01:11 -0400

Good luck Tommy.
Yep, Avi rocks. A true patriot and supporter of Tommy. He should be there absolutely.
“Smears” suck. They are character assassination.
If you live in Toronto vote for Faith Goldy!
………..speaking of character assassination.
commented 2018-10-16 08:53:17 -0400
Glenn said, “Come on…get real….it’s not like they are asking little old YOU to shoulder it all.”

She does not shoulder any of it at all.

Space Moose does not have any right to complain about Rebel Media paying for the basic airfare, hotel and incidental of other journalists to go to the UK since she does not contribute any money at all to The Rebel.

It is for those who support The Rebel to voice an opinion on the subject … should they have one and want to express it.
commented 2018-10-16 04:03:58 -0400
SPACE MOOSE commented 2 hours ago
If reporters that are not employed by rebel want to cover Tommy, then they can pay for their trip themselves. I don’t see other news companies using their hard earned money to send rebel reporters around the world.

Ungh huh…..THAT is the point and THAT is the issue…..what is YOUR point Space Moose?

Making NO effort ?


Come on…get real….it’s not like they are asking little old YOU to shoulder it all.
commented 2018-10-16 02:07:11 -0400
If reporters that are not employed by rebel want to cover Tommy, then they can pay for their trip themselves. I don’t see other news companies using their hard earned money to send rebel reporters around the world.
commented 2018-10-16 01:48:03 -0400
Oh, and CHUANG TSE said this,
“The wise man looks into space and does not regard the small as too little, nor the great as too big, for he knows that, there is no limit to dimensions.”
Troll better. I know Trump had the right idea with regards to that pedophile.
His staff did. His friends did not. The swamp knows nothing but lies & chooses to avoid the great road.
commented 2018-10-16 01:03:53 -0400
@Karen MacLeod…Suang-tze was the protege of Lao-tzu…Mencius was the protege of Kung-fu-tze (Confucius)….please try not to offend our Chinese readers with your boorish ignorance….if you know… that I know…that you know …that I know…what I mean.

(You walked right in to that one troll….:-)
commented 2018-10-16 00:58:45 -0400
Among Trump’s accomplishments (attributable to the zeal…and I know that will be hard to believe….of Jeff Sessions) was that 2300 pedophiles were indicted in the first 90 days of his tenure. One source said that was more than the total of the previous 90 years.

Hillary’s campaign managers the Pedodesta brothers were not pleased….to say the least.
commented 2018-10-16 00:56:53 -0400
Last comment.
Psalm 145:18
“18 The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth”.
If Suang-tse & Mencius know what truth is, there would be no division.
Who ever Suang-tse is.
Trump knows that truth.
Tommy Robbison knows a truth.
Ezra Levant knows a few truths.
May God guide them where the preciousness within them will take them.
commented 2018-10-16 00:49:58 -0400
Here is another quote from Mencius,
“There’s only one way to know if people are good or evil: look at the choices they make. We each contain precious and worthless, great and small. Never injure the great for the sake of the small, or the precious for the sake of the worthless. Small people nurture what is small in them; great people nurture what is great in them.”
Do you really think Merkel’s worthlessness is as great as Trump’s preciousness?
“All beneath Heaven is rooted in nation. Nation is rooted in family. And family is rooted in self”.
commented 2018-10-16 00:42:21 -0400
Keith Barnes & Glenn Craig-
Google translate it.
commented 2018-10-16 00:33:13 -0400
Space Moose asked," Rebel already has three reporters in England. Why not send one or more of them to the trial instead of flying other reporters in? "

Some reporters are good on Puppy Stories, others are knowledgeable on the law and Trials. Ezra wants the most qualified for this trial.

Space Moose, let me explain the above by telling you how disappointed I was on the weekend with Katie covering the Very Important Bavarian Election.
She started great explaining and interviewing the contenders and describing the different parties. When the Results came in, I (and others here that donated) couldn’t find her anywhere.
I got the results (6 hr sooner than Katie) from the attached video, done up by an American, Dr. Turley.
commented 2018-10-16 00:27:07 -0400
KAREN MACLEOD commented 1 hour ago.
I don’t believe Trump is perfect Keith Barnes…….
Karen, do not forget, the laws in Britain are no longer their own laws, they are laws imposed upon them by the EU.
Theresa May appointed Sajid Javid as home secretary just three days before Tommy was first put on trial. It is quite feasible that she told him that it would be in the best interest for the Country if Robinson was made an example of. All the Home Secretary has to do is pick up the phone and call the Judge, relating May’s message.
Yes, it is just a theory but in this day and age, quite feasible.

The truth is, The ruling class are terrified of Tommy, he has to many followers for their liking. They don’t seem to realize that they are helping to create the Legend.
commented 2018-10-16 00:11:18 -0400
A compilation of all Trumps successes may be in order starting with the freeing of 17 in the first 2 years. The list is long and I hope the midterms show people see past the editorial agenda of the lefts media and realize he’s turned out to be a bold leader whos making America a great place after eight years of Obamas tepid clichés and weakness in the eyes of world leaders, good and bad.
commented 2018-10-16 00:07:33 -0400
Glen Craig-
Wang Mang to Mencius, “Hold my beer”.
commented 2018-10-15 23:53:16 -0400
“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much”
commented 2018-10-15 23:29:06 -0400
Suang-tse “There can be no respect where there is ignorance, pretense, or deceit”

Mencius “What is respect?”

Suang-tse “It is when you know…that I know…that you know….that I know”
commented 2018-10-15 22:47:48 -0400
I hope Trump sees your monologue. The last few minutes brought me to tears. I hope the same with my prayers. When two people agree on earth, God will agree in heaven
commented 2018-10-15 22:41:27 -0400
I don’t believe Trump is perfect Keith Barnes.
I don’t believe Theresa May or her Home Secretary are personally responsible for the Judge’s decision in the Tommy Robbison case.
I don’t know if Mr. Levant can enter the UK again without getting into trouble.
But what I do believe is Tommy Robinson although deeply flawed is an actual free speech hero no matter his supporters.
I believe Mr. Levant is of the same.
And I believe no matter what Trump does to the national debt, who he cheats on or what he bankrupts with nepotism, I could love a guy like that for the REST-OF-MY-LIFE.
No question and at first sight until my last sight. Forever through the ages.
Carry on you magnificent bastards.