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K.T. McFarland: An Anti-Muslim Putin Fan Who Supports Torture

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K.T. McFarland: An Anti-Muslim Putin Fan Who Supports Torture

K.T. McFarland

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters

President-elect Donald Trump has named Fox News analyst K.T. McFarland as his pick for deputy national security adviser, joining frequent Fox guest and fellow anti-Muslim Putin fan retired Gen. Michael Flynn on Trump’s White House national security team. McFarland has repeatedly advocated for war with Iran and misled about its nuclear program, expressed support for torture, and has made bizarre and incendiary statements about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other topics.

McFarland: “Vladimir Putin Is The One Who Really Deserves That Nobel Peace Prize.” In a September 10, 2013 FoxNews.com column, McFarland credited Putin with offering Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry “a way out of the mess they’d crated” with a proposal to place Syria’s chemical weapons under international control. McFarland went on to say “the world knows that Vladimir Putin is the one who really deserves that Nobel Peace Prize” for saving “the world from near-certain disaster.” [Media Matters, 9/10/13]

McFarland Lauded Putin For Seizing Ukraine’s Crimea: “Winners Write History.”

McFarland Blamed Charlie Hebdo Terror Attack On “Political Correctness,” Called For More Profiling To Prevent Future Attacks.

McFarland’s Response To Brussels Terror Attack: “Political Correctness” By Not Discriminating Against Muslims “Is Getting Us Killed.”

New York’s Muslim Surveillance Program Failure Shows Profiling American Muslims Doesn’t Work. An April 2014 New York Times report on the shuttering of the NYPD’s Muslim surveillance program admitted that after years of collecting information on Muslims in the city, “the police acknowledged that it never generated a lead.” The extensive program had police mapping “communities inside and outside the city, logging where customers in traditional Islamic clothes ate meals and documenting their lunch-counter conversations.” [Media Matters, 11/19/15]

Since 2008, McFarland Repeatedly Claimed Iran Is A Year Or Two Away From Nuclear Weapons. In December 2008, McFarland claimed “Iran is probably two years away from a nuclear weapon.” In April 2010, McFarland said, “In a couple of months time — 6 months, 9 months — we’re going to be faced with this choice: bombing Iran or letting Iran get the bomb.” And in June 2012, McFarland said Iran is “on the verge of getting nuclear weapons.” [Media Matters, 2/21/12; 6/6/12]

McFarland In 2012: “Either Bomb Iran, Or Let Iran Get The Bomb.”

McFarland: “The Military Option Should Not Be Off The Table” For Dealing With Iran. On the October 11, 2011, edition of Fox News’ America Live, McFarland said:

MEGYN KELLY (HOST): I want to pick up on your point then that if this is, or can be considered, an act of war, what is that mean? Is that a decision that our government will make, whether to use that terminology, and if they do, does that not raise the stakes?

McFARLAND: It raises the stakes enormously. What are things that we might do other than sanctions? I mean, we can scold them, but that’s not very effective. We could put a blockade around Iran. You know, it’s certainly — if Iran continues with its nuclear weapons program and sort of thumbs its nose at the world, it lends credibility to the idea that the military option should not be off the table, for example. [Media Matters, 10/14/11]

Numerous Nuclear And Military Experts Supported Nuclear Deal With Iran. In August 2015, the nonpartisan Arms Control Association released a statement from nuclear nonproliferation specialists backing the Obama administration’s deal with Iran over its nuclear program, calling the agreement “a net-plus for nonproliferation.” The statement, which was signed by 75 experts, called the agreement “strong, long-term, and verifiable” and noted that it “advances the security interests” of the United States and its allies. Many retired generals and admirals also released an open letter in August 2015 in support of the deal, which they described as “the most effective means currently available to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.” [Media Matters, 8/18/15]

McFarland Defends Waterboarding: “Even If It’s Torture, It’s Probably Worth Doing”

McFarland Criticized Senate’s Publication Of Torture Report: It “Was Completely Political.”

Click here for the testimonies of numerous experts regarding how techniques like waterboarding are ineffective.

McFarland Said Of Hillary Clinton: You Have “Blood On Your Hands” From Benghazi Attack.

McFarland Claimed Obama Administration Made “Political Decision Not To Rescue” Americans Killed In Benghazi. [Media Matters, 10/10/12]

McFarland: Saudi Arabia Was Hiding Opposition To Iran Nuclear Deal Because “They’re Arabs” And Thus Dishonest.

McFarland: “We Should Eventually Take Our Troops Out Of Europe And Put Them On The Mexican Border.”

McFarland Claimed During 2006 Senate Run That Clinton “Had Helicopters Flying Over My House.” TPM Media’s Josh Marshall noted that during her 2006 attempt to run against Clinton for Senate in New York, “McFarland claimed that Clinton was so worried about her candidacy that she sent secret helicopters to spy on her house in the Hamptons and also cased her apartment Manhattan. ‘Hillary Clinton is really worried about me, and is so worried, in fact, that she had helicopters flying over my house in Southampton today taking pictures.’” [TPM Media, 11/25/16]

McFarland Fell For Obviously Fake Rudy Giuliani Twitter Account.

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  1. jmprint November 30, 2016

    Yep, Hitler made a whole lot of history. In the Trump world, it doesn’t matter that history is bad for the world, and we should learn by it, nope, just that they make history is what counts.

    1. kep November 30, 2016

      Emperor Obama and liberals have set our country back 50 years with all their really bad policies. Trying to transform our country into a soviet style communist regime has nearly destroyed America. We now have a small chance to reverse this abomination, but liberals will fight tooth and nail, doing what they do best, whine and complain, stir up problems, then lie and deceive the American people.

      1. jmprint November 30, 2016

        Liar, thats a stupid statement, unless you mean we put Russia back 50 years, and that’s why you are complaining. Our country today is better then it was in 2008, so fck off with your ignorant, lying statement.

        1. kep November 30, 2016

          Liberals are know, certified liars. Try again. Obummer has destroyed this country. You are just too stupid to open your eyes to see it. Instead, you sing the praises of a liberal communist. I guess you are also singing the praises of Castro too. Exactly the same creature.

          1. jmprint November 30, 2016

            And the republican idiots have the liberals beat, they lie out of both ends. You live in a bubble, America is doing well, better then other countries. You are just like Trump you like to play the twist and shout game, where everything you do, you twist and say opposite, kep you are a true moron. Maybe your communist is instructing your lover boy Trump, and you are in a heap of trouble, I’m seating back and have stock in popcorn, the carnival show is about to begin.

          2. kep November 30, 2016

            We’ve been doing this for years now. Your a blind, stupid liberal drone that has his head up the Emperors butt, and I’m a thinking American. You say the same things over and over and over again and again, repeating the regime’s daily propaganda, never straying off the commies path. You will slink back to the shadows once Americans retake their country.

          3. jmprint December 1, 2016

            I don’t think you are an American at all. I don’t think you have ever worked in your life. I don’t think you have a brain, I think you are a puppet master, a leech, a worm up Trumpf a$$. I have NEVER lived in the shadows, I am a proud American who has served, who has been part of helping society, by providing jobs and helping those in need. America is a wonderful country has been all my life, and I am not a spring chicken. I have been in business since President Carter and know enough of our politician to make correct statements, you on the other hand live under a bridge and are trying to cling on to the hate the trumpf has concocted. People like you don’t deserve my time, I will block your non-sense statements, they are way too stupid.

          4. dpaano December 1, 2016

            As have most of us, jmprint! There’s no changing the minds of these people…..they’re suffering from a bad case of Stockholm Syndrome (or brainwashing). I even have doubts that as this nation is crumbling around them from Trump’s administration, they’ll still be following him into the abyss like the lemmings that they are!

          5. jmprint December 1, 2016

            I am so sick of Trump and he has only began. How is it that these moron don’t care that Trumpf is already enriching himself at OUR expense. The thought of having to pay for all the security at Trump Towers and all while he will be making millions. I hate it when ITFUNS goes around saying, “Trumps not even President yet and he is already saving jobs, what the idiot is not saying that Indiana taxpayers are paying for these deal, Trump is doing the same giving out abatements. With Trump the taxpayers are getting the “bigliest” shaft. I also hate his selection of Goldman Sachs with the News Fox selections that have warped mines to manage our world. The swamp is now larger then life.

          6. dpaano December 1, 2016

            Yep, he’s “draining the swamp” alright….right into his cabinet and his administration! So much for that major lie that he told his followers. But, since they are so blind to the truth, they don’t see this at all, nor do they see the rest of what you mentioned. He didn’t SAVE any jobs, he paid for Carrier to stay as well as used threats to take away their aerospace contracts and charge them a 35% tax for anything coming back over the border to the U.S. How is that “saving” anything, especially, as you say, the lowly taxpayers (the ones that voted for him) will end up having to pay for all these things! And, the fact that he’s charging the Secret Service for any apartments that they take over in the Trump Tower in order to “protect” him and his family, as well as any monies spent using his own personal jet and forcing the journalists, etc., to fly separately (which is unheard of). This nation is going to end up paying through the nose for this president, and they will get little back for their money except a nice recession, an overblown deficit, and an even bigger debt that he probably will refuse to pay! The sad part is that he will take this country down in the next 4 years, and we’ll be stuck paying to bring it back to where it is now. It’s going to cost taxpayers more money than ever, but they don’t seem to understand (or WANT to understand) this.

          7. ivory69690@yahoo.com December 3, 2016

            more like brain dead and washed of any kind of normal thinking a bi-polar disorder like the DUMPSTER him self . if one lesson’s to him you can hear how truly retarded he truly not of a sound mind . all Presidents should have a shrink DR. test them for their mind set as DONNY DUMP mind is set at zero

          8. kep December 1, 2016

            Too stupid discribes a liberal. Liar is another good one. You have never served anyone or anything but yourself. Thats what liberals do. You’re not an American,. Just a communist infiltrater, that can only think what he is told to think. A good party member. Have a good day, comrade.

          9. jmprint December 1, 2016

            You are officially block, moron. And I could NEVER be a comrade to an racist idiot like you.

          10. ps0rjl November 30, 2016

            I didn’t realize I was a commie lover being a liberal. I always thought that since I was in the Marines during Vietnam I was an American. Trump seems to be the one who is cozy with Putin. When Trump ignites a bigger war in the Middle East, can we count on you to suit up for your hero or like most Republicans are you a little to scared to suit up?

          11. kep December 1, 2016

            Ilberals lie. Known fact. You were never in the military, and especially not in Nam. No one that has actually fought against communism would now embrace it. LIBERALS ARE COMMUNISTS. I’ve already served , and during Nam, but I would be, and I am, ready to fight for my country, to support and defend the Constitution against ALL enemies, foreign or domestic. You are one of those domestic threats, along with being a liberal commie liar.

          12. dpaano December 1, 2016

            There’s not enough diapers in the world to get Kep to “suit up” and go to war. After a day in the field getting shot at, he’d have changed his diapers so many times that it would be ridiculous! Isn’t it amazing that some of these trolls can talk so big when they have NO concept of anything they’re talking about?

      2. I Am Helpy November 30, 2016

        Wow sounds bad! In this dimension nothing like that happened, though – Obama was the second-most economically effective President in most people’s lifetime (the first being Bill Clinton).

      3. I Am Helpy November 30, 2016

        It’s also deeply hilarious that you’re spreading your cheeks for Putin while you write this stuff. Utterly oblivious.

  2. katherinewoodman November 30, 2016

    1 yr have passed since I finally quit my last job and that decision changed everything for me… I started doing work at home, for this company I discovered on-line, few hrs a day, and I earn much more than i did on my office job… Last payment i got was for 9 thousand bucks… Superb thing about this job is the more time i got for my loved ones…

  3. dbtheonly November 30, 2016

    Sneak attack Iran.

    Sneak attacking worked so well for the Japanese in 1941.

  4. The lucky one November 30, 2016

    “Winners write history, not whiners” Yes KT but what about in Trump’s case where the winner is also a whiner?

  5. dpaano November 30, 2016

    As usual, Trump nominates people that will do everything that he promised he would not do…..just a bunch of scapegoats. When their plans fall apart…..he can always blame them and not himself (which is usually his way of doing business). KT has NO idea what going to war will mean…..I doubt she’s even thought about it. Maybe she needs to put on a uniform and go over and fight in Syria for a week or so….that might change her mind. Unfortunately, we always seem to get individuals elected that have NO military experience whatsoever or who don’t seem to care about our military. President Obama, although not having military experience, did listen to the military and the generals…..Trump, on the other hand, socializes with the dregs of the military generals….

    1. ps0rjl November 30, 2016

      I agree. She has no actual military experience but she has no problem sending other people’s kids to fight and die. She never did and I will be my front seat in hell that none of her immediate family, sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, or grand children will ever be in any war. As for mister tough guy Giuliani, we already know his idea about fighting and tough talk. Unfortunately during the Vietnam War when he was old enough to serve, he wasn’t quite so tough. But then the Trumpster himself declined to serve. He had bone spurs and a very rich Daddy. When these people talk tough about war, you can be sure they won’t nor will anyone in their family be serving. I was drafted into the Marines during Vietnam. The term Chickenhawk hadn’t been coined yet. We called them “John Waynes” because they were long on talk and short on walk.

      1. dpaano December 1, 2016

        I would LOVE to see K.T., Eric Trump, Donald Trump, Jr., and Guiliani “imbed” themselves in an Army fighting group for a week and see how well they do. They’d be changing their diapers every 5 minutes! Their lack of knowledge about war and how it’s fought is the reason they have no compassion for our soldiers (despite their comments). Until you have actually SERVED in the military, you have NO concept of what it entails! None of them have the right to speak for our soldiers OR our veterans!

        1. ivory69690@yahoo.com December 3, 2016

          nt going to happen the whole clan you named are the cowards as the DONNY DUMP is the 5 time draft dodger says he like to fight . yup fought a lot to dodge the draft that’s it fights to be a coward . he should put his head up his hat =ass and fight for air

    2. GODBlessRealAmerica#1 December 1, 2016

      PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP whether you like it or not & guess what my Liberal enemy you can’t do shi* hahahhahahahahhahahahahahhahaha


      1. dpaano December 1, 2016

        Maybe not, but when Trump takes this country down in flames; when you no longer have Social Security or Medicare to take care of you in your old age, when the deficit goes through the sky, when Trumps puts us back into a major recession……don’t come to me or any one else on this site and complain……we told you so!

        1. jmprint December 1, 2016

          Don’t you just love white racist PIGS.

        2. ivory69690@yahoo.com December 3, 2016

          then its his EGO filled . the worse president in history 10 folds worse he will bury the country then the DIRTY BUSH funny how the clown feels its ok for his worthless EGO to have so many hate him

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