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Virginia Sen. Dick Black (Far-Right “R”): Traitor?


Note that the Logan Act “forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments having a dispute with the U.S. It was intended to prevent the undermining of the government’s position,” and that violation of this act is a felony. Also note that regardless of the Logan Act, blaming the U.S. for the civil war in Syria – when it clearly was caused by the Assad regime’s brutal response to pro-democracy demonstrations during the “Arab Spring” – and is being perpetuated by Hezbollah, ISIS, Russia, etc. – is not just absurd but appalling. Note in particular Black’s comment that the war “would come to an end if the US stops training terrorists in Jordan, Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region and stops providing them with military support.”

Note also Black’s praise for Syrian President Bashar Assad (“An outspoken Republican state senator from Virginia has traveled to Syria and promised support for the government of President Bashar Assad”), a vicious war criminal, and even declaring, “I will be Syria’s voice.” Of course, Black has a long history of extreme and insane behavior, but this really takes the cake. On the other hand, Black fits right in as Virginia campaign co-chair for bat****-crazy extremist Ted Cruz. What a party, huh?

  • Democratic Party of Virginia says: “It appears that Donald Trump isn’t the only one who has dangerously clueless foreign policy views. Cruz said he would ‘carpet bomb’ the Middle East without regard to the civilian death toll. Looks like Dick Black’s favorite dictator and choice for President have something in common.”

  • Virginia Dems spokeswoman says Virginia GOP should be “ashamed” for having Dick Black representing Virginia at GOP convention


  • Gene

    Dick Black is co-chair of Ted Cruz’s campaign in Virginia.

    Cruz can sure pick some winners.


  • Jeanine Martin

    Dick Black is no longer the Co-chair of the Cruz campaign. He does not represent the Cruz campaign,

  • Javelino

    If you feel strongly about this please contact Virginia’s Attorney General Mark Herring, he has the power to prosecute Dick Black.

  • Hahahaha, Black claims he resigned as Cruz co-chair earlier this month b/c of the “bias, liberal media” [sic]


  • True Blue

    Could Dick just stay there as Assad’s right-hand man and Syrian “voice,” and leave Virginia? Logan Act is not prosecuted often; when was last time an official was indicted for violations? 1803?

    • Agreed, it’s rarely prosecuted, but Black’s still a traitor. The answer: next election, we badly need to defeat him.

  • Virginia State Sen. Dick Black (R) shakes hands with vicious war criminal. For more on that latter point, see The Assad Files. Here’s an excerpt:

    The commission’s work recently culminated in a four-hundred-page legal brief that links the systematic torture and murder of tens of thousands of Syrians to a written policy approved by President Bashar al-Assad, coördinated among his security-intelligence agencies, and implemented by regime operatives, who reported the successes of their campaign to their superiors in Damascus. The brief narrates daily events in Syria through the eyes of Assad and his associates and their victims, and offers a record of state-sponsored torture that is almost unimaginable in its scope and its cruelty. Such acts had been reported by survivors in Syria before, but they had never been traced back to signed orders.


  • Gene

    OK, I stand corrected. But If Cruz’s campaign had bothered to do a background check, they would have discovered the gushing fan letter Black sent to Assad in 2014.


    Do you approve of Black lending aid and comfort to a mass-murdering war criminal?

  • From the Syrian American Council:

    State Senator Richard Black of Virginia has been touring parts of Syria praising the criminal Assad regime.

    All this while the city of Aleppo undergoes a massive offensive by Assad and Russia that is killing innocent men, women, and children.

    Shame Richard Black for having no moral values, and clearly partnering with dictators for the sake of power.

    Write a comment on the Facebook post below and flood his Twitter feed with your statements as well at @SenRichardBlack.

    • True Blue

      Chris Hayes did a piece last night, but it’s not on the All In site. Black minions are deleting fb comments that criticize his palling around with Assad. Would it be best to write to his government address to have objections on record? Also, will reporters be allowed in the RPV meeting this weekend to question his allegiance to USA?

      • “Would it be best to write to his government address to have objections on record? ”

        Couldn’t hurt, right?