US Presidential Elections of 2016:
Transitional period as a fight between Trump and the attempts of Deep State to enslave him (and
remind him about JFK destiny)
Neocons want to counterattack and possibly enslave Trump by promoting birds of a
feather for key Trump administration positions
Version 5.2 (Nov 25, 2016)
Note: due to the size introduction was moved to a separate page
November 2016 as
a referendum on neoliberal globalization
This election is about the backlash against neoliberalism that became the dominant ideology of the
ruling elite in the USA since 1980th. At this point blue color workers became sick of Demorats
(aka Neoliberal Democrats) who are betraying them after each elections ("Change we can believe in" in
worlds of the king of "bait and switch" Obama) and expecting still they will vote for Democratic as
they have nowhere to go (Clinton strategy). They want to show middle finger to Clinton and other neoliberal
criminals who deprived them of work, of dignity, of health (heroine epidemic is hitting the USA really
hard). It's a class war all over again. Note how neoliberal media tried to misrepresent it accusing
Trump supporters of racism, bigotry, and all other sins to mask anti-neoliberal backlash of the US population,
and the revolutionary situation in the county, when the elite lost the control of the population. Which
really somewhat reminds me the last days of the USSR when communist propaganda stopped working and people
start seeing the "Politburo" as "naked king" -- a bunch of corrupt priests of obscure religion, who
do not believe in the ideology they promote for "shmucks", only with their own and their families well-being.
that their sons and daughters attend Western universities and their wives are shopping in Paris.
It is not an exaggeration to see in 2016 Presidential election as a referendum on neoliberal globalization.
But the political power still belongs to Neoliberals, which dominates both the government and
the economy (transnationals are the cornerstone of neoliberal world order). It's a big question if the
American people will be able to change neoliberal dogma, the official civil religion of the USA without
a violent revolution...
The great Trump political breakthrough was consolidating the white working class and white middle
class vote. At last "clintonization" (sellout of the Party to Wall Street whichwas initialed by Bill
Clinton, converting it into the party of "soft neoliberalism" which at times was undistinguishable from
"hard neoliberalism" ) of Democratic Party backfired. Demexit
-- abandoning of Demorats by white working and middle class is now a reality.
Writing in Politico,
Georgetown political scientist Joshua Mitchell has a long, important take on the deep meaning of Trump
and its probably not what you think:
If you listen closely to Trump, youll hear a direct repudiation of the system of globalization
and identity politics that has defined the world order since the Cold War. There are, in fact, six
specific ideas that he has either blurted out or thinly buried in his rhetoric: (1) borders matter;
(2) immigration policy matters; (3) national interests, not so-called universal interests, matter;
(4) entrepreneurship matters; (5) decentralization matters; (6) PC speechwithout which identity
politics is inconceivablemust be repudiated.
These six ideas together point to an end to the unstable experiment with supra- and sub-national
sovereignty that many of our elites have guided us toward, siren-like, since 1989.
That is what the Trump campaign, ghastly though it may at times be, leads us toward: A future
where states matter. A future where people are citizens, working together toward (bourgeois) improvement
of their lot. His ideas do not yet fully cohere. They are a bit too much like mental dust that has
yet to come together. But they can come together. And Trump is the first American candidate to bring
some coherence to them, however raucous his formulations have been.
This is a clear repudiation of neoliberalism (aka "casino
Trotskyism for the rich)
-- the secular religion to both Republican and Democratic parties adhere (while the term is prohibited
from mass media -- can you imagine the Communist Party of the USSR would prohibit its members under
the threat of purge to utter the word "communism" or call themselves "communists"). And that means
that Trump is a threat to Washington neoliberal elite, the threat to neoliberal
Washington_Consensus, which since
1980 (or even earlier) rules the place. That's why they fight and demonization of Trump is conducted
by neoliberal media with such a fierce determination.
That's why such a tremendous efforts and money are spend on propelling sick and unprincipled establishment
candidate -- Hillary Clinton. A warmonger neoconservative, who is a staunch neoliberal (like her husband
The US neoliberal elite ("creator
class" or "Masters
of the Universe" in neoliberal jargon) have successfully revolted against the political and economic
constraints on their wealth and power put by "enlightened corporatism" of the New Deal, and for 36 years
managed to redistribute wealth up to the level that has no historical presidents. As a result social
stability is in danger and "the rest" (or Untermensch,
or "takers"/"welfare queen" in neoliberal jargon) are rebelling in the only way left open to them: voting
for anyone who claims to be an outsider.
(Romney-Ryan 'makers vs. takers' rhetoric helped spawn Donald Trump Washington Examiner)
This idea of low-income "takers" lay beneath Mitt Romney's view that the 47 percent of adults
in the U.S. who owed no federal income tax were therefore "dependent upon government" and "who believe
that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them
But "taker" is a slur also when aimed at recipients of government benefits. Millions of "takers"
are people who work 40 hours, but at low wages, and thus receive the earned-income tax credit. Will
you blame their low wages on them? Perhaps they got horrible education thanks to incompetent government,
or were just never blessed with marketable skills.
Some percentage of the 47 percent are World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam Veterans, who after
serving their country, put in decades of work, and now live off the Social Security they paid into,
without earning enough to owe federal income tax.
The "takers" include widows receiving food stamps, the ill being kept alive by Medicaid, and people
drawing on unemployment because their employer got up and moved to Mexico.
More importantly, many of those on welfare or disability hate that they are dependent. They want
to be working.
Are there "welfare queens," lazy able-bodied moochers, and people scamming disability? Yes. But
lumping in 47 percent of the country with these scoundrels is as illegitimate lumping all businessmen
in with the failed bankers who depend on bailouts.
This wasn't just Ryan's mistake. Conservatives broadly have equated low income with dependency.
The conservative belief that the market tends to reward skill and diligence often mutates into a
belief that poverty reflects some sort of turpitude.
That view helped give birth to Donald Trump, who has tapped into the working class that Ryan
and Romney had pushed away.
Globalization and free trade are fast becoming dirty words. Thats because they were culprits
for major shocks like the 2008 financial crisis. In the United States alone, median household
income has been practically stagnant for about three decades, the labor market continues to be anemic,
manufacturing jobs have been lost, and many have experienced a significant deterioration in living standards.
Much of the post-Brexit and primary election conventional wisdom seems to be stuck in a political
narrative in which the Brexit vote and the rise of Trumpism in the United States are seen as symbols
of the populist revolution. These symbols are combined with a nationalist tide has been sweeping
not only the United Kingdom and the United States, but also many other parts of Europe, including
Poland, Hungary, France, The Netherlands and Scandinavia, not to mention, Russia, Turkey, India and
According to this narrative, economic insecurity and cultural anxiety that reflect sociodemographic
trends have given momentum to ethnonationalism and religious separatism in both the United States
and the United Kingdom. The Rust Belt is pitted against New York City, and the Midlands against London.
All this means that the crisis of neoliberalism, which started in 2008 now obtained political dimension,
when the institutions created by neoliberalism are under attacks from the disgruntled population. The
power of neoliberal propaganda, the power of brainwashing and indoctrination of population via MSM,
schools and universities to push forward neoliberal globalization started to evaporate. And the fight
against neoliberal globalization is not easy and it is not accidentally Hillary Clinton became the Democratic
nominee and neoliberal MSM unlashed unprecedented campaign of blackmail against Trump. The fact
is, Sheldon Wolin not accidentally calls neoliberalism "inverted totalitarianism" . It's a system where
corporate power has seized all of political levers of control. In fact, under neoliberalism, there
is no way to vote against the interests of Goldman Sachs or ExxonMobil or Raytheon. We also have lost
our privacy. And under Obama, an assault against civil liberties has outstripped what George W. Bush
This is about the crisis of neoliberal ideology and especially Trotskyism part of it (neoliberalism
can be viewed as Trotskyism for the rich). The following integral elements of this ideology no longer
work well and are starting to cause the backlash:
- High level of inequality as the explicit, desirable goal (which raises the productivity).
"Greed is good" or "Trickle down economics" -- redistribution of wealth up will create (via higher
productivity) enough scrapes for the lower classes, lifting all boats.
- "Neoliberal rationality" when everything is a commodity that should be traded at specific
market. Human beings also are viewed as market actors with every field of activity seen as a
specialized market. Every entity (public or private, person, business, state) should be governed
as a firm. "Neoliberalism construes even non-wealth generating spheres-such as learning, dating,
or exercising-in market terms, submits them to market metrics, and governs them with market techniques
and practices." People are just " human capital" who must constantly tend to their own present and
future market value.
- Extreme financialization or converting the economy into "casino capitalism" (under neoliberalism
everything is a marketable good, that is traded on explicit or implicit exchanges.)
- The idea of the global, USA dominated neoliberal empire and related "Permanent war for permanent
peace" -- wars for enlarging global neoliberal empire via crushing non-compliant regimes either
via color revolutions or via open military intervention.
- Downgrading ordinary people to the role of commodity and creating three classes of citizens
(moochers, or Untermensch, "creative class" and top 0.1%), with the upper class (0.1% or "Masters
of the Universe") being above the law like the top level of "nomenklatura" was in the USSR.
- "Downsizing" sovereignty of nations via international treaties like TPP, and making transnational
corporations the key political players, "the deciders" as W aptly said. Who decide about the
level of immigration flows, minimal wages, tariffs, and other matters that previously were prerogative
of the state.
So after 36 (or more) years of dominance (which started with triumphal march of neoliberalism in
early 90th) the ideology entered "zombie state". That does not make it less dangerous but its power
over minds of the population started to evaporate. Far right ideologies now are filling the vacuum,
as ith the discreditation of socialist ideology and decimation of "enlightened corporatism" of the New
Deal in the USA there is no other viable alternatives.
The same happened in late 1960th with the Communist ideology. It took 20 years for the USSR to crash
after that with the resulting splash of nationalism (which was the force that blow up the USSR) and
far right ideologies.
It remains to be seen whether the neoliberal US elite will fare better then Soviet nomenklatura as
challenges facing the USA are now far greater then challenges which the USSR faced at the time. Among
them is oil depletion which might be the final nail into the coffin of neoliberalism and, specifically,
the neoliberal globalization.
This has been a bipartisan effort, because they've both been captured by corporate power. We have
undergone what John Ralston Saul correctly calls a corporate coup d'้tat in slow motion, and it's over.
Neoliberal poison destroys a society and lifts the politicians with nationalistic bend like Trump.
First, neoliberalism dislocated the working class, de-industrialized the country. Then, in the name
of austerity, it destroyed public institutions, education, public broadcasting. And then it poisoned
the political system.
I would argue that in terms of megalomania and narcissism, Hillary Clinton is not far behind Trump.
But the point is, we've got to break away from-which is exactly the narrative neoliberal MSM want us
to focus on.
We've got to break away from political personalities and understand and examine and critique
the structures of power. And, in fact, the Democratic Party, especially beginning under Bill Clinton,
has carried water for corporate entities as assiduously as the Republican Party.
We need to be aware of neoliberal
brainwashing. I mean, this whole debate over the
DNC WikiLeaks emails disclosure is insane.
The key question here is not who leaked emails, but whether they are authentic or not. They are. As
well as DNC dirty laundry exposed those long emails -- you should read them. They're really appalling,
and exposes the way the Democratic primaries were rigged. Tricks used included the mechanism of the
superdelegates (which unlawfully declared their allegiance very early creating pro-Clinton pressure
of voters) , the stealing of the caucus in Nevada, and the huge amounts of corporate money and money
of super PACs that flowed into the Clinton campaign. This faux feminism on which Hillary Clinton based
her campaign is another propaganda trick. She si hostile to both women and children. Cold like any sociopath.
The fact is, Clinton has a track record of hurting US children: she and her husband destroyed welfare
as we know it, and 70% of the original recipients were children.
If is important to understand that the rise of nationalism, the phenomenal success of Trump is
just a form of backlash against neoliberalism.
- [Mar 25, 2017] Every time the ranking Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff of California opens his mouth to propagate unsubstantiated allegations against Russia and Russian influence on the last US elections, he makes a reminder, inadvertently, of the First Husband (the philanderer) taking $500.000 from Russians. ( Mar 25, 2017 | consortiumnews.com )
- [Mar 24, 2017] Democrats Trade Places on War and McCarthyism Consortiumnews ( Mar 24, 2017 | consortiumnews.com )
- [Mar 24, 2017] Surveillance State Goes After Trump ( Mar 24, 2017 | consortiumnews.com )
- [Mar 24, 2017] Whether the Soviet union exists or not has nothing to do with it. USA MUST always have an enemy to divert the sheeples attention that their so called American dream is really a nightmare ( Mar 24, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Mar 24, 2017] The main story is the incompetence and corruption of the neoliberal leadership of the Democratic Party ( Mar 24, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 24, 2017] Russophobia - Symptom Of US Implosion ( Mar 24, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Mar 23, 2017] NSA To Provide Smoking Gun Proof Obama Spied On Trump Zero Hedge ( Mar 23, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Mar 23, 2017] It seems like the intelligence agencies are spending more time monitoring politicians and public than Al queda. ( Mar 23, 2017 | href="Was%20Obama%20behind%20it? I doubt it and I don't think it would be provable. But it seems like the intelligence agencies are spending more time monitoring repubs than Al queda."> )
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- [Mar 23, 2017] Nunes Confirms There Was Incidental Surveillance Of Trump During Obama Administration, Seems To Be Inappropriate Zero Hed ( Mar 23, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Mar 23, 2017] Embattled Trump Reneges on Health Vow ( Mar 23, 2017 | consortiumnews.com )
- [Mar 23, 2017] James Clapper resigns as US director of national intelligence ( Mar 23, 2017 | www.theguardian.com )
- [Mar 23, 2017] Trump and National Neoliberalism By Sasha Breger Bush Common Dreams ( Mar 23, 2017 | www.commondreams.org )
- [Mar 23, 2017] Houston, we have a problem ( Mar 23, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Mar 23, 2017] Anti-russian hysteria became a witch hunt which is by-and-large out of control of Democratic leadership, and they feel that they became hostages of it ( Mar 23, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 23, 2017] The Russian Hacking Story Changes Again Zero Hedge ( Mar 23, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Mar 23, 2017] CNN doubles down on Russia threat hysteria ( Mar 23, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 23, 2017] Trump and the Neo-Con National Security General Flynn ( Mar 23, 2017 | www.suscipedomine.com )
- [Mar 22, 2017] BOMBSHELL CIA Whistleblower Leaked Proof Trump Under Systematic Illegal Surveillance Over Two Years Ago FBI Sat On It ( Mar 22, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Mar 22, 2017] The Men Who Stole the World ( Mar 22, 2017 | jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com )
- [Mar 22, 2017] Notes From the House Select Intelligence Hearing on Russia ( Mar 22, 2017 | www.rollingstone.com )
- [Mar 22, 2017] A Breach in the Anti-Putin Groupthink ( Mar 21, 2017 | consortiumnews.com )
- [Mar 22, 2017] The Rachel Maddow Show on msnbc ( Mar 22, 2017 | www.msnbc.com )
- [Mar 22, 2017] New Cold War and anti-Russian hysteria news March 2017 edition ( Mar 22, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Mar 22, 2017] Noted Putin Critic Warns Of Confrontation Between Trump And Russia, Not Collaboration Zero Hedge ( Mar 22, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Mar 21, 2017] It has long been a mystery to me why European nations adopt policies that hurt their economies just to pander to the whims of US geopolitics. Cases in point: sanctions on Iran and Russia and support for Israel ( Mar 21, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 20, 2017] Donald Trump Isnt Even Pretending to Oppose Goldman Sachs Anymore ( Mar 15, 2017 | theintercept.com )
- [Mar 20, 2017] As French Election Nears, Le Pen Targets Voters Her Party Once Repelled ( Mar 20, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 20, 2017] Trump Administration To Reopen H1B Visa Program ( Mar 20, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 19, 2017] Larry Johnson, a former CIA analyst and blogger, acknowledges he was one of the sources for Fox News commentator Andrew Napolitano's claim - later repeated by the White ( Mar 19, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 19, 2017] Intel Chair No Collusion Between Trump and Russia... Leak Is The Only Crime Zero Hedge ( Mar 19, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Mar 19, 2017] Malevolence tempered by incompetence. ( Mar 19, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 19, 2017] Clintons time is passed. Her view of common ground is still based in the 20th century and the Third Way neoliberal politics she and her husband helped create. That era is over. ( Mar 19, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 19, 2017] Why Trumpism Is a Global Phenomenon ( Mar 19, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 18, 2017] America (Bombs) First ( Mar 18, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 17, 2017] Spicer apologized. But what about alternative hypothesis that British hypocrisy has no bounds: ( Mar 17, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 17, 2017] Did former President Barack Obama use a British spy agency and if yes, in what capacity ( Mar 17, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 17, 2017] Trump Responds To Obama Wiretap Question At Least Merkel And I Have Something In Common Zero Hedge ( Mar 17, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Mar 17, 2017] The Democrats Trump-Russia Conspiracy Campaign Collapses ( Mar 17, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Mar 17, 2017] Bernie Sanders Goes To West Virginia To Speak With Trump Supporters ( Mar 17, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 17, 2017] Everyone loves Bernie Sanders. Except, it seems, the Democratic party ( Mar 17, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 17, 2017] Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer ( Mar 17, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 17, 2017] Neoliberal democrats would rather go down with the Titanic so long as they have first-class seats ( Mar 17, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 17, 2017] What Happened to Trump Infrastructure Push? ( Mar 17, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 14, 2017] Using disinformation to promote an agenda of shifting more costs onto workers to enhance profit margins. Isnt this what Paul Ryan means by A Better Way ( Mar 14, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 14, 2017] The House intelligence committee says it could resort to subpoenaing the Justice Department if it fails to answer its request for any evidence that President Donald Trump was wiretapped during the election. ( www.apnews.com )
- [Mar 14, 2017] All Roads Lead Back to Brennan (wiretapping of Trump) ( Mar 14, 2017 | freerepublic.com )
- [Mar 14, 2017] NSA Wiretapping Flynn and Trump White House ( Mar 14, 2017 | www.newsmax.com )
- [Mar 14, 2017] Mass Surveillance Cases Could Shed Light on Alleged Trump Wiretap ( Mar 05, 2017 | www.newsmax.com )
- [Mar 14, 2017] House panel to probe Trump wiretap claims ( Mar 08, 2017 | www.pressherald.com )
- [Mar 14, 2017] Trump tweeted earlier this month that President Barack Obama had ordered him to be wiretapped ( Mar 14, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 14, 2017] John Brennan, Obama and the Central Intelligence Agency ( Jan 06, 2017 | www.pipelinenews.org )
- [Mar 14, 2017] A roach motel policy aspect to globalization ( Mar 14, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 13, 2017] Against the Fascist Creep ( Mar 13, 2017 | www.akpress.org )
- [Mar 12, 2017] The Complete Anti-Fascist Reading List ( Mar 12, 2017 | antifascistnews.net )
- [Mar 12, 2017] Antifa Worldwide: A Brief History of International Antifascism ( Mar 12, 2017 | antifascistnews.net )
- [Mar 11, 2017] Polanyi has shown that the rise of fascism was the direct result of the preceding rise of market liberalism ( Mar 11, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 11, 2017] Apparently, most Democrats are now defending the CIA [and bashing the US constitution] and trashing WikiLeaks ( Mar 11, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 11, 2017] The working and middle classes were decimated by neoliberals but somehow it is now the voters fault because they had thrown the neoliberal warmonger Hillary in the ditch ( Mar 11, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 11, 2017] Searching For The Origins Of Fascism ( Mar 11, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 11, 2017] In the West, its now common for politicians to shout Russian fake news when embarrassing facts come out - as happened with Canadas new foreign minister hiding a Nazi family skeleton ( Mar 11, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 11, 2017] The expos้ on how Canada's Foreign Minister knowingly lied for 20 years about grandfather's past, now blames Russia ( Mar 11, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 10, 2017] Did Obama spy on Trump ( Mar 10, 2017 | www.thecalifornian.com )
- [Mar 10, 2017] Obama Spying Whistleblower Doubles Down On Trump Tower Wiretap Claim ( Mar 10, 2017 | radaronline.com )
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- [Mar 10, 2017] Specialis in history writes about network securty ( Mar 10, 2017 | www.salon.com )
- [Mar 10, 2017] Why the Russia Story Is a Minefield for Democrats and the Media ( Mar 10, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Mar 09, 2017] Empire in Decay as Trump Spying Allegations Fly ( Mar 09, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Mar 08, 2017] Political Misfortune Anatomy of Democratic Party Failure in Clinton's Campaign 2016 ( Mar 08, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Mar 07, 2017] creator of NSA's global surveillance system ( Mar 07, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
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- [Mar 07, 2017] The Democratic party is officially dead ( Feb 20, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 07, 2017] The Deep State Targets Trump ( Feb 25, 2017 | www.theamericanconservative.com )
- [Mar 07, 2017] Robert Barnes 'Ludicrous' to Claim Obama Never Spied on Americans When He 'Drone-Bombed American Citizens Around the World' ( Mar 07, 2017 | www.breitbart.com )
- [Mar 07, 2017] The threat from Russia is nothing compared to the attack on the Bill of Rights by the Obama Stalinists! ( Mar 07, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 07, 2017] Obama's wiretap America ( Mar 07, 2017 | www.salon.com )
- [Mar 07, 2017] Unfounded accuzation Russians are coming has been okay for the past 9 month, now that the president is uncovering the deep states assault on the Bill of Rights conspiracy theories are an issue! ( Mar 07, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 06, 2017] Victim of Obama Administration Surveillance Order, James Rosen, Discusses His Experiences, says Trump Wiretape Plausible Ze ( Mar 06, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Mar 06, 2017] Newsmax CEO I Spoke To Trump About The Wiretap Story, I Havent Seen Him This Pissed Off In A Long Time ( Mar 06, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Mar 06, 2017] Russian effect is tiny compared to CIA Vickie Nuland color coup in Kyiv, sodomizing Qaddafi, greenlighting the military coup in Egypt, busting up Iraq, Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan ( Mar 06, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 05, 2017] Comey Asks Justice Dept. to Reject Trumps Wiretapping Claim ( Mar 05, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 05, 2017] Senator Sasse Issues Statement On Trumps Very Serious Wiretapping Allegations Zero Hedge ( Mar 04, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Mar 05, 2017] Obama Advisor Rhodes Is Wrong The President Can Order A Wiretap, And Why Trump May Have The Last Laugh ( Mar 04, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Mar 05, 2017] Obama says Trump claim he ordered Trump Tower wiretapped is false Fox News ( Mar 05, 2017 | www.foxnews.com )
- [Mar 05, 2017] Trump assuses Obama of illegal wiretapping ( Mar 05, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 05, 2017] Washington Post Lies to Readers Again: Job Loss in Manufacturing Due to Trade, not Automation ( Mar 05, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 04, 2017] Obama Slams False Trump Accusation, Says Never Ordered Wiretapping Zero Hedge ( Mar 04, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Mar 04, 2017] T here is extremely powerful and influential fifth column of globalization within the country which intend to block Trump efforts to reverse neoliberal globalization ( Mar 04, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 04, 2017] http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/06/trump-putin-and-the-new-cold-war ( Mar 04, 2017 | www.newyorker.com )
- [Mar 04, 2017] Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War ( Mar 04, 2017 | www.newyorker.com )
- [Mar 04, 2017] Update on Trumps Pro-Russiaism ( Mar 04, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Mar 03, 2017] Western Interests Aim To Flummox Russia ( Mar 03, 2017 | www.unz.com )
- [Mar 03, 2017] What Is a Globalist ( Mar 03, 2017 | www.youtube.com )
- [Mar 03, 2017] Interesting week for Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump ( Mar 03, 2017 | www.unz.com )
- [Mar 03, 2017] Bad Lenders Make Bad Loans ( Mar 03, 2017 | www.unz.com )
- [Mar 03, 2017] Against All Odds ( Mar 03, 2017 | www.unz.com )
- [Mar 03, 2017] Neocons are trying to re-whip anti-Russian hysteria of MaCarthy years but do not find as receptive an audience as they used to ( Mar 03, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Feb 28, 2017] Noam Chomsky - Neoliberalism the Global Order ( Jan 07, 2014 | youtube.com )
- [Feb 27, 2017] A ttack trump, fear Russia, ignore the deep state, scare them about racists and fascists*, there is nothing going to be fixed by the new crooks running the new DNC ( Feb 27, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 27, 2017] Tom Perez Elected Head of DNC ( Feb 27, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
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- [Feb 27, 2017] Do we need any further proof that the Democratic Party is more interested in reconciling with the corporate elite than with its populist base? ( Feb 27, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Feb 27, 2017] Whitney believes that Flynn's defenestration was the end of Trump's vaunted reconciliation with Russia policy. ( Feb 27, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Feb 27, 2017] Offshoring has largely been an automation and IT story. ( Feb 20, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 26, 2017] The War Hawks Rolled Donald Trump ( Feb 26, 2017 | ronpaulinstitute.org )
- [Feb 26, 2017] a textbook illustration how color revolution methods are used to discredit the government. To attack Trump Russia is skillfully painted as Big Satan contact with whom is sin ( Feb 26, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 26, 2017] They have no idea how crooked you need to be to fund a party operation ( Feb 26, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 26, 2017] What she did with bathroom email server is worse then a crime. It is a blunder. Which disqualifies Hillary (and her close entourage) for any government position. ( Feb 26, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 26, 2017] The flip side of The Church of America the Redeemer, as with any other respectable church is that it needs the "hell", the fear, to better control its flock ( Feb 26, 2017 | www.theamericanconservative.com )
- [Feb 25, 2017] The Conflictual Relationship Between Donald Trump And The US Deep State - Part 1 Zero Hedge ( Feb 25, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Feb 21, 2017] Former CIA Agent Explains Why He Resigned Because Of Trump ( Feb 21, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Feb 21, 2017] Globalisation and Economic Nationalism naked capitalism ( Feb 21, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Feb 21, 2017] Former CIA Agent Explains Why He Resigned Because Of Trump Zero Hedge ( Feb 21, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Feb 21, 2017] Sally Yates' warning may have set Flynn's resignation into motion ( Feb 21, 2017 | www.nydailynews.com )
- [Feb 21, 2017] February 20, 2017 at 09:31 PM ( Feb 21, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 21, 2017] Michael Flynn Resigns Sally Yates Played a Role in Showing Him Out Fortune.com ( Feb 21, 2017 | fortune.com )
- [Feb 21, 2017] A Look At Sally Yates's Role In The Mike Flynn Investigation WABE 90.1 FM ( Feb 21, 2017 | news.wabe.org )
- [Feb 21, 2017] Relax, Said the Night Man ( Feb 21, 2017 | twentycentparadigms.blogspot.com )
- [Feb 21, 2017]
Degrowth and Disinvestment: Yea or Nay? ( Feb 21, 2017 |
- [Feb 21, 2017] Red Hysteria Engulfs Washington ( Feb 21, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Feb 21, 2017] The Did-You-Talk-to-Russians Witch Hunt ( Feb 21, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 21, 2017] How Sally Yates May Have Gotten The Ball Rolling On Michael Flynn's Resignation ( www.huffingtonpost.com )
- [Feb 21, 2017] Stockman Warns Trump Flynns Gone But They are Still Gunning For You, Donald ( Feb 21, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Feb 21, 2017] Aging of baby boomers has some interesting political side effects as the past is always seen by this age category through rose-colored glasses. ( Feb 21, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 20, 2017] Russia contacts insinuations by neocons as a ruse ( Feb 17, 2017 | www.merriam-webster.com )
- [Feb 20, 2017] Trump sold to Russia is Clintonista fantasia sold by the yellow press ( Feb 20, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 20, 2017] Globalism is just a mirage to lead the weak minded into subservience to corporatism. ( Feb 20, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 20, 2017] I am not impressed with the "integrity" and "judgement" of democrats, Anti-Trump protesters, Anti-Trump republicans, and those media who donated/endorsed Clinton during presidential election and they'll work for globalists, the super rich, who moved jobs/investment overseas ( 20am%20not%20impressed%20with%20the%2 )
- [Feb 20, 2017] CBS Anchor Dickerson Says Media Ruined Its Own Reputation, Not Trump ( Feb 20, 2017 | freebeacon.com )
- [Feb 20, 2017] Culprit Behind Flynn Leaks Could Face Onslaught of Legal Troubles ( Feb 20, 2017 | freebeacon.com )
- [Feb 20, 2017] This press conference was not actually about Trump and his dealings with Russia, etc. It was, in a very subtle way, about the crisis of neoliberalism as an ideology ( Feb 20, 2017 | angrybearblog.com )
- [Feb 20, 2017] A little rust belt reading: ( Feb 20, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 20, 2017] People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage ( Feb 20, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 20, 2017] 50 Years of Covert Operations in the US: Washington's Political Police and the American Working Class. ( Feb 20, 2017 | www.amazon.com )
- [Feb 19, 2017] The 2016 election was part Mad Magazine What, me Worry? ( Feb 19, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 19, 2017] As Democrats stare down eight years of policies being wiped out within months, but those policies did virtually nothing for their electoral success at any level. ( Feb 19, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 19, 2017] Pure Evil ( Feb 19, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Feb 19, 2017] Newspapers hires only hacks who must display Trump Derangement Syndrome like poor pk to be printed and paid. ( Feb 19, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 19, 2017] Flynn's Head Rolls. Is Trump's Next ( Feb 19, 2017 | www.strategic-culture.org )
- [Feb 19, 2017] http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/17/russian-spies-targeted-u-s-sanctions.html ( Feb 19, 2017 | www.thedailybeast.com )
- [Feb 19, 2017] Retired Green Beret Warns Deep State's Utopia Of Oligarchs Is Enslavement And Complete Control Of All Of Mankind Zero Hedg ( Feb 19, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Feb 19, 2017] Youtube reaction on Flynn resignation ( Feb 19, 2017 | www.youtube.com )
- [Feb 19, 2017] The Anti-Trump Deep State Color Revolution Coup Targets Flynn ( Feb 19, 2017 | www.youtube.com )
- [Feb 18, 2017] what's your solution to the lesser evil dilemma? ( Feb 18, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 18, 2017] The company of blackmail against Trump continues unabated ( Feb 18, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Feb 16, 2017] Hatchet job ordered by whom? - The New York Times neocons try to destrory Flynn ( Feb 16, 2017 | www.nytimes.com )
- [Feb 16, 2017] Flynn Is Said to Have Talked to Russians About Sanctions Before Trump Took Office ( Feb 09, 2017 | nytimes.com )
- [Feb 15, 2017] Flynn Resignation Is a Surveillance State Coup Nightmare ( Feb 15, 2017 | www.breitbart.com )
- [Feb 15, 2017] Its Over Folks The Neocons The Deep State Have Neutered The Trump Presidency ( Feb 14, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Feb 15, 2017] Americans arent as attached to democracy as you might think ( Feb 15, 2017 | www.theguardian.com )
- [Feb 15, 2017] The entirety of tRump's foreign policy doesn't revolve around Flynn's status ( Feb 15, 2017 | thesaker.is )
- [Feb 15, 2017] The Neocons and the deep state have neutered the Trump Presidency, its over folks! (UPDATED 2x) The Vineyard of the Saker ( Feb 15, 2017 | thesaker.is )
- [Feb 14, 2017] Deep state is way too strong and Trump rebellion , if such existed, can be squashed with the help of big guns of NYT, Wapo and Bloomberg charged with good old compromat ( Feb 14, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 14, 2017] Ancient Chinese curse: May you live in interesting times! ( Feb 14, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 12, 2017] Trump is now assigned to be as designated scapegoat for all blunders of three previous neoliberal administrations by three Deep State wholly-owned subsidiaries: Bloomberg, NYT and Wapo ( Feb 12, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 12, 2017] America Versus the Deep State - KUNSTLER ( Feb 12, 2017 | kunstler.com )
- [Feb 12, 2017] It would be an understatement to say that Dems adopted the neoliberal ideology of their opposition ( Feb 12, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 12, 2017] Democratic Party Sugar High ( Feb 12, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 12, 2017] The state of our infrastructure: Roads and bridges ( Feb 12, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 10, 2017] Neoliberal globalization makes it difficult to sustain the postwar social bargain of labor peace in exchange for steadily improving worker pay and benefits ( Feb 10, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 10, 2017] Our neoliberal media and commenters would serve themselves and their Oligarch owners better, if they ignored Trumps tweets, or Ivanka fashion business and focus on what he and his Administration are doing and what consequences that would entail ( Feb 10, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 10, 2017] Ilargi The Media Fake and False and Just Plain Nonsense naked capitalism ( Feb 10, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Feb 09, 2017] Rats continue to abandon ship: The pay to play is mostly over with ( Feb 09, 2017 | peakoilbarrel.com )
- [Feb 04, 2017] A color revolution is under way in the United States ( Feb 04, 2017 | www.unz.com )
- [Feb 01, 2017] Read Draft Text Of Trumps Executive Order Limiting Muslim Entry To The US ( Feb 01, 2017 | www.huffingtonpost.com )
- [Feb 01, 2017] Ok To Bomb Them But Don't Ban Them : Information Clearing House - ICH ( Feb 01, 2017 | www.informationclearinghouse.info )
- [Feb 01, 2017] The committee then approved Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., to become Health secretary and financier Steve Mnuchin to be Treasury secretary ( Feb 01, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 01, 2017] "They keep coming," In 1994, though, that message helped lift California's governor, the Republican Pete Wilson, to re-election. That same year, voters adopted a referendum, Proposition 187, denying state services to undocumented immigrants, including public education and health care. ( Feb 01, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 01, 2017] The US national mythology glosses over the history of how unwelcoming our country has mostly been to new immigrants. ( Feb 01, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Feb 01, 2017] The Neocon Lament Nobody wants them in Trump's Washington ( Feb 01, 2017 | www.unz.com )
- [Feb 01, 2017] Full Executive Order Text Trump's Action Limiting Refugees Into the US ( Feb 01, 2017 | www.nytimes.com )
- [Feb 01, 2017] Are the neoliberals all riled up because the immigrant ban might reduce terror shootings in US ( Feb 01, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 30, 2017] Tech had been laying off workers for a long time ( Jan 30, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 30, 2017] What Happened to Automation and Robots: WaPo Tells of Labor Shortage in Japan ( Jan 30, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 30, 2017] Trump Administration Flip-Flops Green Card Holders Are Not Affected By Immigration Ban Zero Hedge ( Jan 30, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Jan 30, 2017] The ban on Muslim immigration is so much more useless and immoral than selling cluster bombs for the Sunni to 'do' Huthi in Yemen! ( Jan 30, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 30, 2017] The judge's ruling blocked part of the president's actions, preventing the government from deporting some arrivals who found themselves ensnared by the presidential order. ( Jan 30, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 29, 2017] How Obama Framed Trump with Faux Mortgage Insurance Rate Decrease ( Jan 29, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Jan 29, 2017] Are the libruls all riled up because the immigrant ban might reduce terror shootings in US to reduce screaming for techno-murder? ( Jan 29, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 29, 2017] And were are the resignations from the most notorious neocons installed by Obama and Hillary, such as former Cheney associate Victoria Nuland? ( Jan 29, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 28, 2017] Target rich environment....... for Trump ( Jan 28, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 28, 2017] M ost of the lost US manufacturing jobs in recent decades probably are not coming back ( Jan 28, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 28, 2017] The percentage of employees working in manufacturing in the US fell in a long surprisingly straight line from the late 1960s. ( Jan 28, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 28, 2017] Putin said for over two centuries Russia has supported the United States, was its ally during the two world wars, and now sees the United States as a major partner in fighting international terrorism. ( Jan 28, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 27, 2017] Loss of one business is OK, two -- the same. But at some point quantity turns into quality and you get entirely new situation. Point of no return. ( Jan 27, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 27, 2017] What Did NAFTA Really Do? ( Jan 27, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 26, 2017] Clinton's bad economics - which is neoliberal economics - was also bad politics. ( Jan 26, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 26, 2017] But Clintons negative effects were also related to the weakening the only countervailing force remaining on the way of the neoliberalism -- trade unionism. So he played the role of subversive agent in the Democratic Party. His betrayal of trade union political interests and his demoralizing role should be underestimated. ( Jan 26, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 26, 2017] Fortunately for the rich, the peasants have been mollified by opiates, marijuana, cheap industrial calories, videogames and unlimited trash entertainment, and a fawning endless adoration for the rich and famous ( Jan 26, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Jan 25, 2017] Reagan, Trump, and Manufacturing ( Jan 25, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 24, 2017] The soul of the Democrats is right now being decided by a tug-of-war between the Brock camp and the Soros camp ( Jan 24, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 24, 2017] Pizzagate - The Unz Review ( Dec 02, 2016 | www.unz.com )
- [Jan 24, 2017] Pedophilia may represent a special case or subcase of psychopathy ( www.unz.com )
- [Jan 24, 2017] That a person with the stature of being a former president would hang around with a low-life like Epstein is really telling. He flew perhaps twenty-seven times on Epsteins plane which makes him more than just a passing acquaintance. Birds of a feather flock together. ( Jan 24, 2017 | www.unz.com )
- [Jan 24, 2017] Precedents for Pizzagate - The Unz Review ( Jan 24, 2017 | www.unz.com )
- [Jan 23, 2017] When there is no viable alternative to neoliberalism, nationalism is the only game in town for the opposition forces ( Jan 23, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 23, 2017] We need an alternative to Trumps nationalism. It isnt the status quo ( Jan 23, 2017 | www.theguardian.com )
- [Jan 23, 2017] Anatoly Karlin ( Jan 23, 2017 | www.unz.com )
- [Jan 23, 2017] Give Trump a Chance ( Jan 23, 2017 | www.unz.com )
- [Jan 22, 2017] Trumps inaugural speech promises, hopes and opportunities ( Jan 22, 2017 | www.unz.com )
- [Jan 22, 2017] Reich 7 Hard Truths for Democrats-The Future Is Bleak Without Radical Reforms naked capitalism ( Jan 22, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Jan 22, 2017] It's urgent Democrats stop squabbling and recognize seven basic truths: ( Jan 22, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 22, 2017] Bernie Sanders just said on CBS that he is ready to work with Trump on lowering drug price, infrastrcture projects and better trade deals ( Jan 22, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 22, 2017] The rise of Trump and Isis have more in common than you might think ( Jan 22, 2017 | www.unz.com )
- [Jan 22, 2017] Stephen Cohen about Fake News, Neo-McCarthyism, Aleppo, CIA hacking allegations and Rex Tillerson ( www.youtube.com )
- [Jan 22, 2017] Obama Admits Gap in Russian Hack Case Consortiumnews ( Jan 20, 2017 | consortiumnews.com )
- [Jan 22, 2017] Can a new geopolitical alliance arise consisting of Russia, the new ottoman and the US. ( Jan 22, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 22, 2017] As Trump takes office, Mass. manufacturers talk globalization ( Jan 21, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 21, 2017] The most dangerous moment in the US-Russia relations ( Jan 21, 2017 | failedevolution.blogspot.gr )
- [Jan 21, 2017] The most dangerous moment in the US-Russia relations ( Jan 21, 2017 | failedevolution.blogspot.gr )
- [Jan 21, 2017] Trump will struggle to find a face-saving retreat from these unnecessary conflicts and shut his ears to the siren songs of the war party and deep state which just failed to stage a soft coup to block his inauguration ( Jan 21, 2017 | www.unz.com )
- [Jan 21, 2017] Divide and Rule Class, Hate, and the 2016 Election ( Jan 21, 2017 | www.counterpunch.org )
- [Jan 21, 2017] Theres class warfare, all right, but its my class, the rich class, thats making war, and were winning ( Jan 21, 2017 | www.jacobinmag.com )
- [Jan 21, 2017] US China Policy: Is Obama Schizoid? ( Jan 21, 2017 | www.unz.com )
- [Jan 21, 2017] Truthdig - Chris Hedges on How the 'Deep State' Will Influence the Trump Presidency ( Jan 21, 2017 | www.truthdig.com )
- [Jan 21, 2017] For the first time in the lives of just about all of you we are all less likely to see the most powerful nation on earth overthrow another government in the Middle East. ( Jan 21, 2017 | crookedtimber.org )
- [Jan 21, 2017] One man sporting a T-shirt that said: "The witch is dead ( Jan 21, 2017 | www.theguardian.com )
- [Jan 21, 2017] US neocons try to enforce the continuation of neocon foriegh policy with Trump administration ( Jan 21, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 21, 2017] Krauthammer: They're Quaking in Their Boots in Foreign Capitals ( Jan 21, 2017 | www.breitbart.com )
- [Jan 21, 2017] Is Donald Trump Becoming a Regular Republican Hawk on Foreign Policy? ( Jan 21, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 21, 2017] Non-interventionism and as such it is the opposing theory to neoconservatism, especially its Allbright-Kagan-Nuland troika flavor, which actually does not deviate much from so called liberal interventionists (Vishy left) such as Hillary-Samantha Power-Susan Rice troika ( Jan 21, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 20, 2017] The Clinton Foundation Is Dead - But The Case Against Hillary Isn't ( Jan 19, 2017 | www.investors.com )
- [Jan 19, 2017] Davos without Donald Trump is like Hamlet without the prince ( Jan 19, 2017 | www.theguardian.com )
- [Jan 19, 2017] W ith Trump election the train just left the station . ( Jan 19, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 19, 2017] Obamas Parting Shots - RPI 16th Jan Update ( Jan 17, 2017 | Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity )
- [Jan 18, 2017] A New Problem Emerges For The Davos Elite ( Jan 18, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Jan 18, 2017] Trump's (and Putin's) Plan to Dissolve the EU and NATO. ( Jan 18, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 18, 2017] In Stunning Pair Of Interviews, Trump Slams NATO And EU, Threatens BMW With Tax; Prepared To Cut Ties With Merkel Zero Hedg ( Jan 16, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Jan 17, 2017] Is Politically Correct or Jingoistic Reporting Fake News - The Unz Review ( Jan 17, 2017 | www.unz.com )
- [Jan 16, 2017] DemoRats still c annot reconcile with the fact that your corporatist, neoliberal, war monger candidate lost and thier the Third Way betryal of working class did not pay them this time ( Jan 16, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 16, 2017] Paul Krugman With All Due Disrespect ( Jan 16, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 16, 2017] Blocking Donald Trumps Inauguration ( Jan 16, 2017 | viableopposition.blogspot.ca )
- [Jan 16, 2017] If DNI Clapper is telling the truth, then the ICA was prepared in a manner that violated the very tradecraft regarding the preparation of intelligence community analytical products ( Jan 16, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Jan 16, 2017] Mainstream Medias Russian Bogeymen ( Jan 16, 2017 | original.antiwar.com )
- [Jan 16, 2017] Viable Opposition Blocking Donald Trumps Inauguration ( Jan 16, 2017 | viableopposition.blogspot.ca )
- [Jan 15, 2017] The Congressional defeat, insured by Democrats, of the proposal by Bernie Sanders to allow the import of drugs from Canada to lower drug prices in the United States ( Jan 15, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 15, 2017] 'How's That Hopey, Changey Stuff' Palin Asks NPR ( Jan 15, 2017 | www.npr.org )
- [Jan 15, 2017] Depending on what the GOP does, we could get austerity rather than fiscal expansion. ( Jan 15, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 15, 2017] Trumpian Uncertainty ( Jan 15, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 14, 2017] The Deep State Versus Donald Trump - New Smears And The Ukrainian Connection ( Jan 14, 2017 | www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Jan 14, 2017] Trump Denounces Phony Spies, Sleazebag Political Operatives ( Jan 14, 2017 | www.breitbart.com )
- [Jan 14, 2017] Neoliberals try to understand groups of voters that supported Sanders, and of course get it wrong. Suckers ( Jan 14, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 14, 2017] W hether Hillary really damaged national security with her bathroom server ( Jan 14, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 14, 2017] Comey Letter on Clinton Email Is Subject of Justice Dept. Inquiry ( Jan 14, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 13, 2017] Neoliberalism vs Make America Great Again slogan ( Jan 13, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 13, 2017] Making America Great Again Isnt Just About Money and Power ( Jan 13, 2017 | www.nytimes.com )
- [Jan 13, 2017] Brexit and Labour Disaster ( Jan 08, 2017 | crookedtimber.org )
- [Jan 12, 2017]
Kahn is completely clueless as for origin of rumors ( Jan 08, 2017 |
- [Jan 12, 2017] Lessons From the Demise of the TPP naked capitalism ( Jan 12, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Jan 12, 2017] Sanders problem isn't his age. He looks like a hypocrite supporting Ds no matter how abnoxious ( Jan 12, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Jan 12, 2017] Chuck Todd Excoriates Buzzfeed's Editor in Chief 'YOU PUBLISHED FAKE NEWS' ( Jan 12, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Jan 12, 2017] The Neocons declaration of war against Trump - The Unz Review ( Jan 12, 2017 | www.unz.com )
- [Jan 12, 2017] I know a lot of people who dislike Trump, and none of them seem to believe the buzzfeed story ( Jan 12, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 12, 2017] And now bottom feeders from BBC join the chorus ( Jan 12, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 12, 2017] Many Areas of Appalachia and Mississippi Delta Have Lower Life Expectancy Than Bangladesh ( Jan 12, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Jan 12, 2017] Sanders problem isn't his age. He looks like a hypocrite supporting Ds no matter how abnoxious ( Jan 12, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Jan 12, 2017] Realignment and Legitimacy of neoliberalized by Clinton Democratic Party ( Jan 12, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Jan 12, 2017] Democrats cant win until they recognize how bad Obamas financial policies were ( Jan 12, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 11, 2017] Bannon Versus Trump ( Jan 11, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 11, 2017] Remarks of Stephen Bannon at a Conference at the Vatican ( Jan 11, 2017 | the-american-catholic.com )
- [Jan 11, 2017] Meryl Streep spouts lies in her anti-Trump speech at irrelevant Golden Globes ( Jan 11, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Jan 11, 2017] The Folly of Trumponomics ( Jan 11, 2017 | prospect.org )
- [Jan 11, 2017] The Folly of Trumponomics - Simon Johnson ( Jan 11, 2017 | prospect.org )
- [Jan 11, 2017] Taking a long road trip to look for Trump's America ( Jan 11, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 11, 2017] Masha Gessen on the new McCarthyism ( Jan 11, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Jan 11, 2017] Intelligence Agencies Ask Americans to "Trust, Don't Verify" in New Cold War ( Jan 11, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 11, 2017] Washington Invented Hacking and Interfering in Elections ( Jan 11, 2017 | www.unz.com )
- [Jan 09, 2017] Russian Interference in the Election is A Media Hoax ( Jan 09, 2017 | www.unz.com )
- [Jan 09, 2017] State Department Says Presenting Evidence Of Russian Hacking Would Be Irresponsible ( Jan 09, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Jan 09, 2017] Who Will Donald Trump Turn Out To Be ( Jan 09, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 08, 2017] Russians Mock, Ridicule Charge They Helped Trump Win Zero Hedge ( Jan 08, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Jan 08, 2017] Clappers own credibility is suspect. It looks like NSA does not possesses the evidence of Russian hacking ( Jan 08, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 08, 2017] In polemics neoliberals like Trotskyites typically restort to dirty tricks ( Jan 06, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 08, 2017] The value of RT for critical thinking ( Jan 07, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 08, 2017] US funded lesser al Qaeda in Syria at least since 5 years. ( Jan 08, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 08, 2017] Will Trump presidency ever be considered legitimate? ( Jan 08, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 08, 2017] The Intercept has been very good on this whole Russian hacking issue. ( Jan 08, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 08, 2017] Krugman and Haffintonpost are blowing the DNC hack all out of proportion. The FBI warned the incompetents at the DNC about the hackers months before and they did nothing about it. ( Jan 08, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 07, 2017] War conflict is not a chess game like many neocon chicenhawks assume. ( Jan 07, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 07, 2017] https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1ldCgzUsAAftK0.jpg ( Jan 07, 2017 | pbs.twimg.com )
- [Jan 07, 2017] https://theintercept.com/2017/01/04/washpost-is-richly-rewarded-for-false-news-about-russia-threat-while-public-is-deceived/ ( Jan 07, 2017 | theintercept.com )
- [Jan 07, 2017] The fake image is what the neocons want us to believe about the dire threat from Putin! ( Jan 07, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 07, 2017] The results of November 2016 Presidential elections are yet another sign of the crisis of neoliberal ideology and, especially, Trotskyism (usually presented as neoconservatism) part of it (neoliberalism can be viewed as Trotskyism for the rich). ( Aug 29, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 07, 2017] Hillary supporters are closet Trotskyite (aka Latter Day Trotskyites ) and want only one point of view to be represented and all other supressed ( Jan 07, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 06, 2017] If we consider two possibilities: GOP establishment chew up Trump and Trump chew up GOP establishment it is clear that possibility is more probable. ( Jan 06, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 06, 2017] Trump Splits With 'Senior Advisor' Former CIA Chief Woolsey Zero Hedge ( Jan 06, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Jan 06, 2017] Trump Aims To Cut The Neocon Deep State Off At The Knees ( Jan 06, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Jan 06, 2017] Trump and Hegel concept of the Irony of History. ( Jan 06, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 06, 2017] Trump to revamp intelligence agencies: report ( Jan 06, 2017 | thehill.com )
- [Jan 06, 2017] Hannity Julian Assange Interview ( Jan 06, 2017 | www.youtube.com )
- [Jan 05, 2017] The Democratic Party nomenklatura is embarked on a massive media campaign to divert and reframe the election issues away from the economic and inequality concerns expressed by the Sanders campaign. ( Jan 05, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 05, 2017] In Light of the Elections: Recession, Expansion, and Inequality By Olivier Blanchard ( Jan 05, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 04, 2017] Donald Trump sure seems like he's serious about starting some trade wars ( Jan 04, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 04, 2017] The Seven Stages of Establishment Backlash ( Jan 04, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 04, 2017] What Does Donald Trump Actually Intend to Do About Trade? ( Jan 04, 2017 | cepr.net )
- [Jan 08, 2017]
How worse than the neocon neolib of the past 8 years can Trump be? ( Jan 04, 2017 |
- [Jan 03, 2017] Many in U.S. Skeptical Trump Can Handle Presidential Duties ( Jan 02, 2017 | www.gallup.com )
- [Jan 03, 2017] How the Obama Coalition Crumbled, Leaving an Opening for Trump ( Jan 03, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 02, 2017] Angela Merkel To Skip Davos Amid Blowback Against Global Elite Zero Hedge ( Jan 02, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Jan 02, 2017] The Same Idiots Who Pushed the Iraq War Are Now Stirring Up Hysteria About Russia ( Jan 01, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Jan 02, 2017] After releasing to the surprised world Flame and Stuxnet the USA should not be shy to disclose how they trace Russian hackers ( Jan 02, 2017 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Jan 02, 2017] The War Against Alternative Information ( Jan 01, 2017 | consortiumnews.com )
- [Jan 02, 2017] How George Soros Destroyed The Democratic Party ( Jan 02, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Jan 02, 2017] Angela Merkel, Russia's Next Target ( www.nytimes.com )
- [Jan 02, 2017] If There Really Was Evidence Of Russian Hacking, The NSA Would Have It Zero Hedge ( Jan 01, 2017 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Jan 02, 2017] Trump Hints At Russian Hacking Revelations In Coming Days I Know Things Other People Dont ( www.zerohedge.com )
- [Jan 01, 2017] Now that 0bama is about to exit as US Pres, perhaps it is time to revisit the Who Is Worse: Bush43 v 0bama question. ( Jan 01, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Jan 01, 2017] Washington Post Retracts Story About Russian Hackers Penetrating US Electricity Grid ( Jan 01, 2017 | yro.slashdot.org )
- [Jan 01, 2017] Vladimir Putin: I am inviting all children of the US diplomats in Russia to the NewYear's and Christmas celebration in the Kremlin ( Jan 01, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Jan 01, 2017] New Russian Hacks ? No, Old Ukrainian Malware Found. ( Jan 01, 2017 | www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Jan 01, 2017]
The Death of Clintonism ( Dec 30, 2016 |
- [Jan 01, 2017] Besides the embassy bombing Mughniyeh was blamed for a lot of other terrorist acts that I think are based on nothing more than circumstantial evidence. Contemporary analysis suggests it's basically the "Blame Putin!" trope in action. ( Jan 01, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Jan 01, 2017] Has political/media rhetoric always been as inflated and over the top when for example Washpost calling Russian hacking "cyber Pearl Harbor." ( Jan 01, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Jan 01, 2017] Part of the original Cold War mania was devised to cover up the fact the US was importing a slew of former Nazis for varied and sundry reasons ( Jan 01, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Jan 01, 2017] Putin's Real Long Game ( www.politico.com )
- [Jan 01, 2017] FBI, DHS release report on Russia hacking TheHill ( Jan 01, 2017 | thehill.com )
- [Jan 01, 2017] Obama is trying to protect his legacy by delegitimizing Trump ( Jan 01, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Jan 01, 2017] Russia's response to Obama 'is frankly the most damaging and embarrassing answer we could receive ( Jan 01, 2017 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 31, 2016] What Happened to Obamas Passion ( Aug 06, 2011 | nytimes.com )
- [Dec 31, 2016] Like Iraq WMD Fiasco, Russia Story Does Not Add Up ( Dec 30, 2016 | mishtalk.com )
- [Dec 31, 2016]
The last hissy fit of neocon Obama is probably connected with the loss of Alepo and being sidelined
in Syria ( Dec 31, 2016 |
- [Dec 30, 2016] The Coup against Trump and His Military Wall Street Defense ( Dec 28, 2016 | www.unz.com )
- [Dec 29, 2016] One thing lost in all the hullabaloo about Russian hacks is that the Obama administration's record on cyber security has been terrible. ( Dec 29, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 29, 2016] The neoliberal MSM narrative that it is a well established fact that Russia influenced US election is nonsense. ( Dec 29, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Dec 28, 2016] The Empire Strikes Back The MSMs 3-Point Plan To Recapture The Narrative - The Unz Review ( Dec 28, 2016 | www.unz.com )
- [Dec 28, 2016] The Empire Strikes Back The MSMs 3-Point Plan To Recapture The Narrative ( Dec 07, 2016 | www.unz.com )
- [Dec 28, 2016] The risk of WWIII is not enough to deter these maniacs from doing everything they can to keep neoliberals in power ( Dec 28, 2016 | www.unz.com )
- [Dec 28, 2016] How NOT to hack an election Russian Hack EXPOSED as Hoax Zero Hedge ( Dec 28, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Dec 27, 2016] To vote or not to vote: that's the question ( Dec 27, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 27, 2016] Welcome to Greater Israel! ( Dec 27, 2016 | www.unz.com )
- [Dec 27, 2016] A Battle Over American-Made Products Is Looming and Republicans Are in the Middle of It ( Dec 27, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 27, 2016] Trumpism is the bastard neoliberalism which tries to combine domestic neoliberalism with the rejection of neoliberal globalization as well as partial rejection of expensive effort for expansion of US led neoliberal empire via color revolutions and military invasions, especially in the Middle East. ( Dec 27, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Dec 27, 2016] Is Trump just another globalists shill? ( Dec 27, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Dec 27, 2016] The technocrats lied about how globalization would be great for everyone. Peoples actual experience in their lives has been different. ( Dec 27, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Dec 27, 2016] Donald Trump targets globalization and free trade as job-killers ( Dec 27, 2016 | www.usatoday.com )
- [Dec 27, 2016] This Russian hacking thing is being discussed entirely out of realistic context. ( economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Dec 27, 2016] Neopopulism ( Dec 27, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Dec 26, 2016] Crowdsourced Volunteers Search For Solutions To Fake News ( Dec 26, 2016 | news.slashdot.org )
- [Dec 26, 2016] The Democratic Party as a Party (Sanders was an outlier) has nothing to do with fair and equal play for all. This is a party of soft neoliberals and it adheres to Washington ( Dec 26, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Dec 26, 2016] Russian Hacker Conspiracy Theory is Weak, But the Case For Paper Ballots is Strong ( Dec 26, 2016 | politics.slashdot.org )
- [Dec 26, 2016] Young Sanders Campaign Aides Plan Anti-Trump Permanent Protest Base in Washington ( Dec 26, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 26, 2016] Is Trump's Foreign Policy the New Mainstream ( Dec 26, 2016 | nationalinterest.org )
- [Dec 26, 2016] https://twitter.com/paulkrugman/status/812676949646647296 ( Dec 26, 2016 | twitter.com )
- [Dec 26, 2016] Are We Seeing Propaganda About Russian Propaganda? ( Dec 26, 2016 | news.slashdot.org )
- [Dec 26, 2016] China Chases Silicon Valley Talent Who Are Worried About Trump Presidency ( Dec 26, 2016 | news.slashdot.org )
- [Dec 26, 2016]
Fearing Tighter US Visa Regime, Indian IT Firms Rush To Hire ( Dec 26, 2016 |
- [Dec 26, 2016] Will Trump Protect America's IT Workers From H-1B Visa Abuses? ( Dec 26, 2016 | it.slashdot.org )
- [Dec 24, 2016] If the 2018 elections will not be converted to verified paper ballots, accompanied by random auditing of all close elections, then it is clear that the accusations of Russian hacking were blatant lies ( Dec 24, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Dec 23, 2016] The economics of open borders - Crooked Timber ( Dec 23, 2016 | crookedtimber.org )
- [Dec 23, 2016] This is the time for stronger, more interventionist in internal policy state and the suppression of financial oligarchy ( Dec 23, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Dec 23, 2016] What would be Trump's biggest mistake ( Dec 23, 2016 | failedevolution.blogspot.gr )
- [Dec 23, 2016] Russian Hacking The CIA Never Lies Information Clearing House - ICH ( Dec 23, 2016 | www.informationclearinghouse.info )
- [Dec 23, 2016] Has The CIA Been Politicized ( Dec 23, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Dec 23, 2016] NSA Whistleblower US Intelligence Worker Likely Behind DNC Leaks, Not Russia Zero Hedge ( Dec 23, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Dec 23, 2016] NSA Whistleblower Destroys CIA Narrative "Hard Evidence Points To Inside Leak, Not Russia Hack ( Dec 23, 2016 | www.activistpost.com )
- [Dec 23, 2016] CIA Director John Brennan may face investigation for leaking Russian hacker story to the Washington Post ( theduran.com )
- [Dec 22, 2016] Leaked Memo Reveals List Of Trump's Top Defense Priorities ( Dec 22, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Dec 22, 2016] Deep State Desperation ( Dec 22, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Dec 21, 2016] Globalization and Sovietization of America ( Dec 21, 2016 | www.unz.com )
- [Dec 21, 2016] The essence of voting the lesser of two evils: To comfortable centrists like pgl, the Democrats should be graded on a curve. As long as theyre better than the awful Republicans, then theyre good enough and beyond criticism. ( Dec 20, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Dec 21, 2016] The Real Saboteurs of a Trump Foreign Policy - The Unz Review ( Dec 21, 2016 | www.unz.com )
- [Dec 21, 2016] The reason Trump won the GOP nomination was exactly because he claimed to reject traditional GOP policies and approaches ( Dec 21, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Dec 21, 2016] The Perfect Weapon How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S ( Dec 21, 2016 | www.nytimes.com )
- [Dec 21, 2016] Russians are everywhere, much like Jews in traditional anti-Semitic propaganda. ( Dec 21, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Dec 20, 2016] The Real Saboteurs Of A Trump Foreign Policy ( Dec 20, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Dec 20, 2016] Is the slide toward military dictatorship the poarth the the USA will take due to collapse of neoliberlaism ( economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Dec 18, 2016] DNC did not take even elementary steps to protect its infrastructure, steps described in NIST guidelines, it operated like a non profit and did not even have 24 x7 monitoring of its servers to say nothing about firewalls and proxy infrastructure corresponding to the level of sensitivity of information they handle. In other words they were suckers and pays for their machinations, greed and incompetence ( Dec 18, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Dec 18, 2016] Tancredo Would Republican Establishment Use Impeachment to Block Trump Agenda ( Dec 18, 2016 | www.breitbart.com )
- [Dec 18, 2016] Paul Craig Roberts Warns A CIA-led Coup Against American Democracy Is Unfolding Before Our Eyes Zero Hedge ( Dec 17, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Dec 18, 2016] Finian Cunningham: Russian hackers and the coup against Trump ( Dec 18, 2016 | www.sott.net )
- [Dec 18, 2016] Nickolas Kristof again demonstrates the level of neocons panic and his MIC lobbyist credentials ( www.nytimes.com )
- [Dec 18, 2016] America is a banana republic! FBI chief agrees with CIA on Russias alleged election help for Trump ( www.sott.net )
- [Dec 18, 2016] Will Donald Trump Cave on Social Security ( www.nytimes.com )
- [Dec 18, 2016] The US medias neo-McCarthyite campaign for war against Russia ( Dec 18, 2016 | www.defenddemocracy.press )
- [Dec 18, 2016] Two more states confirm election hacks traced to US government ( www.sott.net )
- [Dec 18, 2016] Revealed! Putin personally hacked DNC from surveillance aircraft with bear on board ( Dec 18, 2016 | www.rt.com )
- [Dec 17, 2016]
Responsibility for the current decline of middle class in the USA rests on neoliberals ( Dec 17, 2016 |
- [Dec 17, 2016] You think Putin personally supervised the Yahoo hacking? This could make many people patriotic in a hurry. ( Dec 17, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 17, 2016] Paul Krugman Useful Idiots Galore ( Dec 17, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Dec 17, 2016] Obama, The Divider in Chief, Invokes Reagan 'Rolling Over in His Grave' in Attempt to Shame Republicans into Hating Putin ( Dec 17, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Dec 17, 2016] Top 11 Russian-Hack Questions the Rogue-Electors Should Ask the CIA The Daily Sheeple ( Dec 17, 2016 | www.thedailysheeple.com )
- [Dec 16, 2016] Questions for the Electors on Russian Hacking ( Dec 14, 2016 | www.counterpunch.org )
- [Dec 16, 2016] The Cold War, Continued: Post-Election Russophobia ( Dec 16, 2016 | www.counterpunch.org )
- [Dec 16, 2016] Putin Lashes Out At Obama Show Some Proof Or Shut Up Zero Hedge ( Dec 16, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Dec 15, 2016] Exclusive: Top US spy agency has not embraced CIA assessment on Russia hacking sources ( Dec 15, 2016 | uk.reuters.com )
- [Dec 15, 2016] The Elite Coup Of 2016 ( Dec 15, 2016 | www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Dec 15, 2016] Putin Valday 2016 speeech ( Dec 15, 2016 | marknesop.wordpress.com )
- [Dec 15, 2016] MSM fight agains new media is somewhat similar to papacy fight with Reformation ( Dec 15, 2016 | marknesop.wordpress.com )
- [Dec 14, 2016] Opinion Putin didnt win this election for Trump. Hillary Clinton did ( Dec 13, 2016 | www.theguardian.com )
- [Dec 14, 2016] Ron Paul The War On Fake News Is A War On Free Speech Zero Hedge ( Dec 14, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Dec 13, 2016] Theres A Psy-Op, All Right; But It Isnt The Russians Zero Hedge ( Dec 13, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Dec 13, 2016] Not Just America: Germany and Other Countries Blame Russia for Losses By Status Quo ( Dec 13, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Dec 13, 2016] Bill Black After 30 Years of Throwing Working People Under the Bus, Democratic Partys Centrist Leaders Remain Clueless Abou ( Dec 13, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 13, 2016] If you boil down what Clinton and the Clintonites are saying, Putin stole the election from her, and Trump is a Russian agent of influence. ( Dec 13, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 12, 2016] Multiple CIA sources are now denouncing the Washington Post for knowingly reporting misleading national security intelligence ( Dec 12, 2016 | www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Dec 12, 2016] US Insiders Not Russia Leaked Clinton Emails ( Dec 12, 2016 | www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Dec 12, 2016] Paul Joseph Watson Dismantles Fabricated Russian Narrative Zero Hedge ( Dec 12, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Dec 12, 2016] Joseph R. McCarthy - Cold War - HISTORY.com ( Dec 12, 2016 | www.history.com )
- [Dec 12, 2016] Clinton Campaign, Top Democrats Call For Intel Briefing, Commission Ahead Of Electoral College Vote ( Dec 12, 2016 | Zero Hedge )
- [Dec 12, 2016] Now German Politicians Worried About Striking Increase In Russian Propaganda And Fake News ( Dec 12, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Dec 12, 2016] Former UK Ambassador Blasts CIAs Blatant Lies, Shows A Little Simple Logic Destroys Their Claims ( Dec 12, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Dec 12, 2016] Trump Claims of Russian interference in 2016 race ridiculous, Dems making excuses ( Dec 12, 2016 | www.foxnews.com )
- [Dec 12, 2016] Why CIA is involved in DNC computers hacking probe? ( Dec 12, 2016 | angrybearblog.com )
- [Dec 12, 2016] If You Are For Peace You Are A Russian Agent ( www.unz.com )
- [Dec 12, 2016] McCarthyism Is Breaking Out All Over ( Dec 02, 2016 | www.paulcraigroberts.org )
- [Dec 12, 2016] Fake News Versus No News ( Dec 06, 2016 | www.unz.com )
- [Dec 11, 2016] There are two ways to read Trump position on the Iran deal, ( www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Dec 11, 2016] Trump chooses Exxon CEO Tillerson as Secretary of State ( www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Dec 11, 2016] The CIA's Absence of Conviction ( craigmurray.org.uk )
- [Dec 11, 2016] Russia Rigged Election, Killed JFK And Hid Saddams WMDs, Confirms CIA ( waterfordwhispersnews.com )
- [Dec 11, 2016] Are Saudis behind CIA "report" on Russian influence on elections? ( Dec 11, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 11, 2016] The Clintons happily sacrificed the whole party to save themselves and in the end, they couldnt even accomplish THAT. What amazes me is that the chokehold that the Clintons had ( www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 11, 2016] Unraveling the Russian Hack Conspiracy Propaganda ( Dec 09, 2016 | www.noquarterusa.net )
- [Dec 11, 2016] Something fishy about President Obama decision to investigate Russian influence of the recent Presidential elections ( Dec 11, 2016 | , discussion.theguardian.com )
- [Dec 11, 2016] Russia has always been the convenient whipping boy for the United States ( Dec 11, 2016 | discussion.theguardian.com )
- [Dec 11, 2016] That supposed Russian interference ( Dec 11, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 11, 2016] This hysteria over Russia is getting downright dangerous as it looks like forces which are pushing that story stop at nothing to delegitimize the election results. ( Dec 11, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 10, 2016] why the US elite loves so much to demonise Russia ( Dec 09, 2016 | www.theguardian.com )
- [Dec 10, 2016] A Soft Coup Attempt Furious Trump Slams Secret CIA Report Russia Helped Him Win ( Dec 10, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Dec 10, 2016] McCarthys Smiling Ghost Democrats Point the Finger at Russia ( www.counterpunch.org )
- [Dec 10, 2016] Whos Behind PropOrNots Blacklist of News Websites ( wallstreetonparade.com )
- [Dec 10, 2016] NBCs Fake News King Brian Williams Launches Crusade Against Fake News ( Dec 10, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Dec 10, 2016] Site Behind Washington Posts McCarthyite Blacklist Appears To Be Linked to Ukrainian Fascists and CIA Spies ( Dec 10, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 10, 2016] Possible connection between Ukraian Diaspora in the USA and ( Dec 09, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 10, 2016] We Demand That PropOrNot Remove Its Blacklist, Report, and Browser Tool Defaming Naked Capitalism and Issue an Apology naked ( Dec 10, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 10, 2016] Shiny object distruction from the real issues ( www.zerohedge.com )
- [Dec 09, 2016] Washington Post Refuses to Retract Article Defaming Naked Capitalism and Other Sites naked capitalism ( Dec 09, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 09, 2016] Understanding Evil From Globalism To Pizzagate Zero Hedge ( Dec 09, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Dec 08, 2016] Washington Post Appends Russian Propaganda Fake News Story, Admits It May Be Fake ( Dec 07, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Dec 07, 2016] Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group ( Dec 05, 2016 | theintercept.com )
- [Dec 07, 2016] McCarthyism 2.0 against the independent information ( Dec 07, 2016 | failedevolution.blogspot.gr )
- [Dec 07, 2016] The Democratic left does not exist. ( Dec 07, 2016 | http://crookedtimber.org/2016/11/28/the-day-after-brexit/#comment-699954 )
- [Dec 07, 2016] Clinton Democrats betrayal of working class ( Dec 07, 2016 | crookedtimber.org )
- [Dec 06, 2016] WPost woulds not Retract McCarthyistic Smear ( Dec 05, 2016 | consortiumnews.com )
- [Dec 06, 2016] The Western War On Truth ( Dec 06, 2016 | www.paulcraigroberts.org )
- [Dec 06, 2016] Which purveys more fake news ( www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Dec 06, 2016] Very negative sentiment expressed in comment on immigration of progressive web site Moon of Alabama ( Dec 06, 2016 | www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Dec 05, 2016] New Class War ( Sep 07, 2016 | www.theamericanconservative.com )
- [Dec 05, 2016] We Demand That The Washington Post Retract Its Propaganda Story Defaming Naked Capitalism and Other Sites and Issue an Apology ( Dec 05, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 05, 2016] The Democratic Party Presidential Platform of 1996 On Immigration ( Nov 30, 2016 | angrybearblog.com )
- [Dec 05, 2016] The Real Story of How America Became an Economic Superpower ( www.theatlantic.com )
- [Dec 05, 2016] Stiglitz Blasts Outrageous TPP as Obama Campaigns for Corporate-Friendly Deal Common Dreams Breaking News Views for the ( Aug 25, 2016 | www.commondreams.org )
- [Dec 05, 2016] Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Tulsi Gabbard - Fighting for the people. ( Aug 01, 2016 | www.votetulsi.com )
- [Dec 05, 2016] No TPP - a certainty in case Donald Trump is elected in November - means the end of US economic hegemony over Asia. ( Sep 01, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 05, 2016] In the face of public opposition to the TPP and TISA proponents have trotted out a new argument: we have come too far , our national credibility would be damaged if we stop now. ( Aug 27, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 05, 2016] Framing Votes for TPP as the Surrender of National Sovereignty (i.e., Treason) naked capitalism ( Aug 29, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 05, 2016] US Faces Major Setback As Europeans Revolt Against TTIP ( Zero Hedge )
- [Dec 05, 2016] Trump campaign is a similar to Brexit crusade by grassroots activists against big banks and global political insiders . by those who feel disaffected and disenfranchised ( Aug 24, 2016 | www.theguardian.com )
- [Dec 05, 2016] Failure of Globalization and the Fourth Estate ( naked capitalism )
- [Dec 05, 2016] The Great Ponzi Scheme of the Global Economy ( www.counterpunch.org )
- [Dec 05, 2016] A Protectionist Moment? ( Sep 12, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Dec 05, 2016] The conditions that produced and enabled Trump are the Democratic Party betrayal or working classes, especially its transformation into another wing of neoliberal party of the USA under Clinton. People now view a vote for Hillary as a vote for more of the same - increasing disparity in wealth and income. ( Aug 02, 2016 | crookedtimber.org )
- [Dec 05, 2016] Trump and the Transformation of Politics ( Sep 04, 2016 | fpif.org )
- [Dec 05, 2016] The most powerful force in Presidential election 2016 is the sense of betrayal pervading our politics, especially among Democratic electorate ( Aug 12, 2016 | crookedtimber.org )
- [Dec 05, 2016] Yes, the System Is Rigged ( Aug 12, 2016 | www.theamericanconservative.com )
- [Dec 05, 2016] Neoliberalism has only exacerbated falling living standards ( Aug 07, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 04, 2016] UK election Who really governs Britain ( May 04, 2015 | CNN.com )
- [Dec 04, 2016] James Pinkerton Globalism Hits a Brick Wall Now, What Will Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Do ( Aug 30, 2016 | Breitbart )
- [Dec 04, 2016] Democrat Tom Coyne : Trump Challenging Institutional Elites in Both Parties ( Aug 30, 2016 | www.breitbart.com )
- [Dec 04, 2016] In Trump We Trust E Pluribus Awesome! Ann Coulter ( Aug 26, 2016 | www.amazon.com )
- [Dec 04, 2016] Michael Hudson 2016 Is Wall Street and the Corporate Sector (Clinton) vs. the Populists (Trump) ( Jul 24, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 04, 2016] Dont blame the masses ( Aug 08, 2016 | www.bostonglobe.com )
- [Dec 04, 2016] The reason Trump and Sanders are doing well in the US while fascists are doing well in Europe is the same reason: neoliberalism has gutted, or is in the process of gutting, societies ( www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 04, 2016] Methheads as a sign of socioeconomic desperation: neoliberalism behaves much like British behaves in China during opium wars ( Jun 02, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 04, 2016] Donald Trump, Brexit Are Blowback From Years of Anti-Government Rhetoric US News Opinion ( Aug 07, 2016 | www.usnews.com )
- [Dec 04, 2016] Human beings are now considered consumer goods in job market to be used and then discarded. As a consequence, a lot of people find themselves excluded and marginalized: without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape (pope Francis) ( Aug 28, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Dec 04, 2016] Much-disputed Iranian nuclear bomb ( Sep 22, 2005 | www.washingtonpost.com )
- [Dec 04, 2016] Chilcot: Intelligence reports confirm Iraq war created ISIS ( Oct 01, 2016 | www.rt.com )
- [Dec 04, 2016] Trump: Obama and Hillary Created ISIS ( www.infowars.com )
- [Dec 02, 2016] No attempt at DNC of learning the history of neoliberalism, no attempt at any serious research about how and why it descroyed the US society ( Dec 02, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Dec 02, 2016] K. Scott Schaeffer's review of Crippled America Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again ( Dec 02, 2016 | www.amazon.com )
- [Dec 02, 2016] Paul Krugman Why Corruption Matters ( Dec 02, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Nov 30, 2016] Ten Points on Immigration ( Nov 30, 2016 | angrybearblog.com )
- [Nov 30, 2016] Secretary of State pick is the biggest test case to see whether Trump, like Obama before him, is going to forget about his populist base and take the carrot Wall Street is offering him ( www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Nov 30, 2016] The Electoral Consequences of Globalization ( Nov 29, 2016 | angrybearblog.com )
- [Nov 30, 2016] Collapse of neoliberalism means rise of neofascism ( Nov 30, 2016 | crookedtimber.org )
- [Nov 30, 2016] Welcome to the world of Europes far-right - Al Jazeera English ( Nov 30, 2016 | www.aljazeera.com )
- [Nov 28, 2016] Amazon.com K. Scott Schaeffer's review of Crippled America How to Make America Grea... ( Nov 28, 2016 | www.amazon.com )
- [Nov 27, 2016] Washington Post Promotes Shadowy Website That Accuses 200 Publications of Being Russian Propaganda Plants ( Nov 26, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Nov 27, 2016] Trumps Economic Plan This Isnt Going to Work ( Nov 27, 2016 | www.unz.com )
- [Nov 27, 2016]
IN AMERICA ( openanthcoop.ning.com )
- [Nov 26, 2016] Roger Stone - Why Bannon is Targeted ( Nov 26, 2016 | www.newswithviews.com )
- [Nov 26, 2016] Flashback Trump-Trashing Journalists Oozed Over Obamas 08 Transition ( Nov 26, 2016 | www.newsbusters.org )
- [Nov 26, 2016] Wayne Madsen The CIA Has Always Served the Interests of Wall Street ( Nov 23, 2016 | ahtribune.com )
- [Nov 26, 2016] Trump's media feud enters new era TheHill ( Nov 26, 2016 | thehill.com )
- [Nov 25, 2016] 53 Years After JFK Assassination CIA Admits This Conspiracy THEORY is Actually FACT ( Nov 25, 2016 | www.activistpost.com )
- [Nov 25, 2016] Is Obama presiding over a national security state gone rogue? ( Jun 21, 2013 | The Guardian )
- [Nov 25, 2016] Donald Trump tells mainstream media what he really thinks of them ( theduran.com )
- [Nov 24, 2016] Donald Trumps New York Times Interview Full Transcript - The New York Times ( Nov 24, 2016 | www.nytimes.com )
- [Nov 24, 2016] Flynn and Ledeens Imaginary Alliance The American Conservative ( Nov 24, 2016 | www.theamericanconservative.com )
- [Nov 24, 2016] Trumpism Has Dealt a Mortal Blow to Orthodox Economics and Social Science ( Nov 24, 2016 | www.ineteconomics.org )
- [Nov 24, 2016] Can Trump Really Make U.S. Coal Great Again ( Nov 24, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Nov 24, 2016] Trump destroys media stars face to face in his golden tower ( jonrappoport.wordpress.com )
- [Nov 24, 2016] Trump adviser tells House Republicans Youre no longer Reagans party TheHill ( Nov 23, 2016 | thehill.com )
- [Nov 24, 2016] Jill Stein, who said on the campaign trail that Clinton is more dangerous than Trump, is filing for a recount with the specific aim of overturning the result and making Clinton president ( www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Nov 24, 2016] Trumps National Security Adviser Facilitated the Murder of Civilians in Afghanistan ( Nov 24, 2016 | www.truth-out.org )
- [Nov 23, 2016] Trump won because Democratic Party governance eviscerated those communities ( Nov 23, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Nov 23, 2016] A crisis of legitimacy -- recommended links ( Nov 23, 2016 | www.economist.com )
- [Nov 23, 2016] Donald Trump meets with prominent Sanders supporter Tulsi Gabbard ( www.theguardian.com )
- [Nov 23, 2016] Ron Paul Shadow Government May Pull False Flag To Get Trump Into War ( www.infowars.com )
- [Nov 23, 2016] Trump will have as many problems with Ayn Ryan Congress as Obama/Clinton on economic issues ( Nov 23, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Nov 23, 2016] Disrespecting the American Imperial Presidency ( www.counterpunch.org )
- [Nov 23, 2016] Expect the Unexpected ( Nov 23, 2016 | www.theamericanconservative.com )
- [Nov 22, 2016] The key question here is not whether Trump will be able to pursue isolationist agenda and improve the US relationship with Russia. The key question is whether he will allowed to do that and resist strong attempts to co-opt him into the standard set of neocon policies, which Washington pursued for several decades. ( crookedtimber.org )
- [Nov 22, 2016] Does Clinton's Defeat Mean the Decline of US Interventionism ( www.counterpunch.org )
- [Nov 21, 2016] Trump first and foremost is the symptom, not cause of crisis of neoliberalism in the USA. Ideology is dead, like Bolshevism was dead soon after the end of WWII in the USSR ( crookedtimber.org )
- [Nov 21, 2016] Obama helped to create ISIS by turning a bling eye on US intelligence reports ( www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Nov 21, 2016] Chuck Baldwin -- Trump Supporters Must Not Go To Sleep ( Nov 17, 2016 | www.newswithviews.com )
- [Nov 21, 2016] Trumps team will start new wars in the Middle East - The Unz Review ( Nov 21, 2016 | www.unz.com )
- [Nov 21, 2016] Michael Flynn Should Remember Truths He Blurted Out Last Year ( www.washingtonsblog.com )
- [Nov 21, 2016] Belgiums Dutroux Pedophile, Child Rape Affair A Road Map for Deep-State Criminality ( Nov 20, 2016 | www.newnationalist.net )
- [Nov 21, 2016] If Berlusconi is like Trump, what can Italy teach America? ( Nov 21, 2016 | www.theguardian.com )
- [Nov 21, 2016] In theory, Trump is a non-interventionist; opposed to US military involvement in the Middle East and North Africa ( Nov 18, 2016 | independent.co.uk )
- [Nov 20, 2016] Trouble Ahead With Trump and For Him ( Nov 20, 2016 | www.counterpunch.org )
- [Nov 20, 2016] Trumps Appointment of Pompeo as CIA Chief is Major Fail ( Nov 20, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Nov 20, 2016] M of A - Speculation Trump Promotes NSA Boss Rogers To DNI Because He Leaked The Clinton Emails ( Nov 20, 2016 | www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Nov 20, 2016] Rand Paul says he will oppose John Bolton and Rudy Giuliani for Secretary of State ( Nov 20, 2016 | rare.us )
- [Nov 20, 2016] War Breaks Out Between Neo-Cons And Libertarians Over Trumps Foreign Policy ( Nov 20, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Nov 20, 2016] President-Elect Donald Trump Stay Out Of Syria ( www.forbes.com )
- [Nov 20, 2016] Whether it is criminal to aid Al Qaeda terrorists who also happen to be the enemy in the war on terror may be a decision for courts ( mondoweiss.net )
- [Nov 20, 2016] Here is an interesting interpretation of Trumps selection of cabinet and advisor positions ( Nov 20, 2016 | marknesop.wordpress.com )
- [Nov 20, 2016] Most individuals Trump is considering for his administration, including those already picked have a deep-seated obsession with Iran. This is very troubling. ( www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Nov 20, 2016] US ex-intelligence chief on ISIS rise It was a willful Washington decision - RT America ( Nov 20, 2016 | www.rt.com )
- [Nov 20, 2016] The Field of Fight How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies Michael T. Flynn, Michael Ledeen 97812 ( Nov 20, 2016 | www.amazon.com )
- [Nov 20, 2016] The fundamental problem is the leftes are playing the game of the neoliberals for them. Especially in the area of immigration ( Nov 20, 2016 | discussion.theguardian.com )
- [Nov 20, 2016]
Umberto Eco emphasized the extent to which fascism is ad hoc and opportunistic. Its features include
a cult of action for actions sake, where thinking is a form of emasculation ; an intolerance of analytical
criticism, where disagreement is condemned; a profound fear of difference, where leaders appeal against
intruders ; appeals to individual and social frustration and specifically a frustrated middle class
suffering from feelings of political humiliation and frightened by the pressure of lower social groups
( Nov 20, 2016 |
- [Nov 19, 2016] The global revolt against elites is not just driven by revulsion and loss of jobs. The era of neoliberalism is over. The era of neonationalism has just begun. ( Nov 19, 2016 | crookedtimber.org )
- [Nov 19, 2016] The American Conservative Movement Has Ended. The American Right Goes On ( Nov 19, 2016 | www.unz.com )
- [Nov 19, 2016] Is Trump a Death Sentence for the Iran Deal ( Nov 16, 2016 | nationalinterest.org )
- [Nov 19, 2016] The Wall Street Journal Steve Bannon on Politics as War ( Nov 19, 2016 | www.breitbart.com )
- [Nov 19, 2016] Steve Bannon Interviewed Its About Americans Not Getting disposed ( Nov 19, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Nov 19, 2016] The Democratic party lost its soul. Its time to win it back ( Nov 19, 2016 | www.theguardian.com )
- [Nov 19, 2016] British neocons are frustrated that Trump does not consult US neocons ( Nov 19, 2016 | www.theguardian.com )
- [Nov 19, 2016] The fundamental problem is the leftes are playing the game of the neoliberals for them. Especially in the area of immigration ( Nov 19, 2016 | discussion.theguardian.com )
- [Nov 19, 2016]
Battle brews over Trumps foreign policy as Americans are beginning to suffer from hegemony fatigue
( Nov 19, 2016 |
- [Nov 19, 2016] The Fog of Politics ( Nov 19, 2016 | jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com )
- [Nov 19, 2016] How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer ( Nov 19, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Nov 19, 2016] The 2016 election sounded the death knell for the identity politics ( www.counterpunch.org )
- [Nov 19, 2016] Break Up the Democratic Party ( Nov 19, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Nov 19, 2016] Top 5 Big Foreign Conflicts Donald Trump Will Inherit (And What He Might Do About Them) ( Nov 18, 2016 | nationalinterest.org )
- [Nov 19, 2016] Trump Transition ( www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Nov 19, 2016] Robert Gibbs It Wasn't Racism, Hillary Lost Because She Had No Economic Message ( www.breitbart.com )
- [Nov 19, 2016] Trump's Win, Brexit Vote Stem From Mishandling of Globalization, Obama Says ( www.wsj.com )
- [Nov 19, 2016] Globalizations Last Gasp by Barry Eichengreen ( Nov 19, 2016 | www.project-syndicate.org )
- [Nov 18, 2016] Meet Mike Pompeo, The New Director Of The CIA ( Nov 18, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Nov 18, 2016] Ellison is a dud, Bernie tweets support for Schumer theres nobody I know better prepared and more capable of leading our caucus than Chuck Schumer ! Well theres a good ( Nov 18, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Nov 18, 2016] I gather our President lectured our President Elect on the necessity to stand up to Russia. ( Nov 18, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Nov 18, 2016]
A very conservative butcher bill of US neocons that does not include the wounded, the homeless, the
refugees, or the cost of the wars to you, who continue to believe that before Trump the world was a
nice and comfortable place -- for you Dear Americans ( Nov 18, 2016 |
- [Nov 18, 2016]
The statecraft of neoliberalism: the elimination of political agency and responsibility for economic
performance and outcomes ( Nov 18, 2016 |
- [Nov 18, 2016] Flinn has been criticized by US neocon circles for refusing to take an anti-Russian stance ( www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Nov 18, 2016] Former US Intelligence Chief Admits Obama Took "Willful Decision" to Support ISIS Rise ( www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Nov 18, 2016] A "Grand Bargain" on Immigration Reform - The Unz Review ( www.unz.com )
- [Nov 17, 2016] We Must Rethink Globalization, or Trumpism will Prevail ( Nov 16, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Nov 16, 2016] The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity McCain to Trump Dont You Dare Make Peace with Russia! ( Nov 16, 2016 | ronpaulinstitute.org )
- [Nov 16, 2016] The New Red Scare: Reviving the art of threat inflation ( Nov 16, 2016 | marknesop.wordpress.com )
- [Nov 16, 2016] Being now a party of Wall street, neolibral democrats did not learn the lesson and do not want to: they attempt to double down on the identity politics, keep telling the pulverized middle class how great the economy is ( Nov 16, 2016 | crookedtimber.org )
- [Nov 16, 2016] Trumps Opponents See Normal Americans as Deplorables ( Nov 16, 2016 | www.unz.com )
- [Nov 16, 2016] Stemming the Rot in American Manufacturing May Defeat Even Trump ( Nov 16, 2016 | www.unz.com )
- [Nov 16, 2016] Strong woman and her gay minion DESTROY mansplaining stale pale male ( www.unz.com )
- [Nov 16, 2016] This is evidence that the elites in the Democrat Party would rather lose with their candidate than win with an outsider ( Nov 16, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Nov 16, 2016] By pure coincidence, the top three donors to McCains Campaigns: Defense Electronics, For-profit Education, Misc Defense ( Nov 16, 2016 | ucgsblog.wordpress.com )
- [Nov 16, 2016] The Rotation of Imperial Power ( www.voltairenet.org )
- [Nov 16, 2016] This Trump
speech is probably one of the finest political speeches from a major US politician ( Nov 16, 2016 |
- [Nov 16, 2016] Two More Myths About Clintons Defeat in Election 2016 Debunked ( Nov 16, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Nov 16, 2016] Russia would back down in face of military force, says Donald Trump aide in line for foreign policy job ( Nov 15, 2016 | telegraph.co.uk )
- [Nov 16, 2016] My impression is that Donald Trump might run the government as a business, choosing people as cabinet secretaries on the basis of past experience and on what they would bring to the position, as opposed to choosing cabinet secretaries because they have been loyal yes-people ( Nov 16, 2016 | marknesop.wordpress.com )
- [Nov 16, 2016] BBC hypocrisy knows no bounds! ( Nov 15, 2016 | marknesop.wordpress.com )
- [Nov 16, 2016] The economic case for immigration may be attractive-and, for the moment at least, persuasive-but it is essentially a conservative argument, suggesting that human beings ought to be treated in a certain manner because it generates economic benefit, and not necessarily because it is morally required. ( Nov 16, 2016 | crookedtimber.org )
- [Nov 16, 2016] We need the adoption of a federal job guarantee, a policy that would insure the option for anyone to work in a public sector program, similar to what the Works Progress Administration established in the 1930s. ( Nov 16, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Nov 16, 2016] The my way or the highway rhetoric from Clinton supporters on the campaign was sickening ( Nov 16, 2016 | marknesop.wordpress.com )
- [Nov 16, 2016]
What Will Trumps Foreign Policy Mean for the World An Interview With Patrick Cockburn ( Nov 16, 2016 |
- [Nov 16, 2016] What Was the Election All About ( Nov 12, 2016 | www.independent.org )
- [Nov 16, 2016]
really be Isolationist Or will he March us to War ( Nov 16, 2016 |
- [Nov 16, 2016] The adoption of a federal job guarantee would insure the option for anyone to work in a public sector program, similar to what the Works Progress Administration established in the 1930s ( Nov 16, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Nov 16, 2016] Ultimately the Establishment Democrats have nobody but themselves to blame for this one ( www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Nov 16, 2016] Rand Paul: Will Donald Trump betray voters by hiring John Bolton? ( Nov 16, 2016 | rare.us )
- [Nov 16, 2016] Trump Needs Good Advice ( Nov 16, 2016 | www.theamericanconservative.com )
- [Nov 16, 2016] This Changes Everything ( Nov 16, 2016 | www.theamericanconservative.com )
- [Nov 16, 2016]
The next stop after neoliberal austerity is neofascism hypothesis ( Nov 16, 2016 |
- [Nov 15, 2016] Thomas Frank Clintons Led the Democratic Betrayal of the Average Working American For Big Money ( Nov 14, 2016 | jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com )
- [Nov 15, 2016] Soros And Liberal Mega-Donors Plot For War With Donald Trump ( Nov 15, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Nov 15, 2016] Trump in the White House ( Nov 15, 2016 | www.defenddemocracy.press )
- [Nov 15, 2016] Break Up the Democratic Party Its Time for the Clintons and Rubin to Go and Soros Too ( Nov 15, 2016 | www.counterpunch.org )
- [Nov 15, 2016] End of outsourcing of the USA elite illiberal tendencies to the areas of the imperial domination and subjugation of foreigners and hit of the USA population produced the current backlash and secured the election of Trump ( Nov 15, 2016 | crookedtimber.org )
- [Nov 15, 2016] M of A - Trump Rejects Neocon Turncoats - Russia Launches Aleppo Campaign ( Nov 15, 2016 | www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Nov 15, 2016] The Trump Doctrine The American Conservative ( Nov 15, 2016 | www.theamericanconservative.com )
- [Nov 14, 2016] Around 1970 corporate managers and professionals realized that they shared the same education, background and interests with capital owners and realigned themselves, abandoning working class and a large part of lower middle class (small business owners) ( Nov 14, 2016 | crookedtimber.org )
- [Nov 14, 2016] Clintons electoral defeat is bound up with the nature of the Democratic Party, an alliance of Wall Street and the military-intelligence apparatus with privileged sections of the upper-middle class based on the politics of race, gender and sexual orientation ( Nov 14, 2016 | www.wsws.org )
- [Nov 14, 2016] Note on the signs of decline of the US neoliberal empire ( crookedtimber.org )
- [Nov 14, 2016] Philip Pilkington Why the Pollsters Totally Failed to Call a Trump Victory, Why I (Sort Of) Succeeded and Why You Should Lis ( Nov 14, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Nov 14, 2016] Three Myths About Clintons Defeat in Election 2016 Debunked ( Nov 14, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Nov 14, 2016] Trump and Brexit Defeat Globalism, but For How Long ( Nov 14, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Nov 14, 2016] Bernie Sanders Indicting Hillary Would Be An Outrage Beyond Belief ( Nov 14, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Nov 14, 2016] Thomas Frank Clintons Led the Democratic Betrayal of the Average Working American For Big Money ( jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com )
- [Nov 14, 2016] Sanders Democrats Lost Elections Because They Focused On Liberal Elite, Not Working Class - Breitbart ( Nov 14, 2016 | www.breitbart.com )
- [Nov 14, 2016] Clinton betrayal and the future of Democratic Party ( Nov 14, 2016 | discussion.theguardian.com )
- [Nov 14, 2016] Working class wages destroyed. The wages of the low paid lowered. Ordinary people robbed of holiday and sickness pay ( Nov 14, 2016 | www.theguardian.com )
- [Nov 14, 2016] No Soul-Searching by "Liberals" After Clinton's Defeat. Their Candidate Was the Embodiment of a Totally Corrupt Political System ( Nov 11, 2016 | www.globalresearch.ca )
- [Nov 13, 2016] The Democratic Party establishment has beclowned itself and is finished MSM neoliberal pressitutes with thier unbearable smugness are shamed ( Nov 13, 2016 | strata-sphere.com )
- [Nov 13, 2016] The last thing Trump needs to do is start adopting the neocon, zionist, israeli first agenda after the total opposition of this folks during the presidential compaign ( Nov 13, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Nov 13, 2016] Trump Dont Follow the Bush-Obama Foreign Policy Legacy ( Nov 13, 2016 | ronpaulinstitute.org )
- [Nov 13, 2016] Long Live the Establishment! ( Nov 13, 2016 | ronpaulinstitute.org )
- [Nov 13, 2016] The Middle East crises Trump inherits could still suck him in ( Nov 13, 2016 | www.unz.com )
- [Nov 13, 2016] Will Donald Trump Really Torpedo the Iran Deal ( Nov 13, 2016 | nationalinterest.org )
- [Nov 13, 2016] Why Polls Fail ( Nov 13, 2016 | www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Nov 13, 2016] Stoltenberg worried about the viability of his cushy position ( Nov 13, 2016 | marknesop.wordpress.com )
- [Nov 13, 2016] I dont think it will be difficult for the US president-elect to tell the UK government where to go. ( Nov 13, 2016 | marknesop.wordpress.com )
- [Nov 13, 2016] Donald Trump Threatens Neocon War Lobby Five Principles To Develop A Foreign Policy For America ( Mar 24, 2016 | forbes.com/ )
- [Nov 13, 2016] Ron Paul to Trump: Dont Listen to Neocons! ( Nov 11, 2016 | ronpaulinstitute.org )
- [Nov 13, 2016] Ron Paul Neocons are Trying to Infiltrate Trump`s Administration ( Nov 13, 2016 | www.youtube.com )
- [Nov 13, 2016] Comey did it hypothesys ( Nov 13, 2016 | nypost.com )
- [Nov 13, 2016] Donald Trump Is Picking His Cabinet ( Nov 13, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Nov 13, 2016] Donald Trumps Foreign Policy What Will He Really Do ( Nov 13, 2016 | nationalinterest.org )
- [Nov 13, 2016] Fears that Trump will be tamed by the deep state and neocons ( Nov 13, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Nov 13, 2016] It is not an easy job to drain the swamp; it can pull you in ( Nov 12, 2016 | angrybearblog.com )
- [Nov 13, 2016]
Martin Armstrong Exposes The Real Clinton Conspiracy Which Backfired Dramatically (
- [Nov 13, 2016] Liberal Media Turns On Itself As NYT Promises To Rededicate Itself To Honest Reporting ( Nov 13, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Nov 13, 2016] Who Lost A Biased Media, Pundits, Pollsters, Political Parties, Warmongers, the Corporatocracy, Pay-to-Play Gritters ( www.oftwominds.com )
- [Nov 13, 2016] Avalanche of negative coverage from MSM backfired ( nypost.com )
- [Nov 13, 2016] We were told confidently by Clinton surrogates like Krugman and DeLong that Brexit wouldnt happen again ( Nov 13, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Nov 12, 2016] Donald Trump is moving to the White House, and liberals put him there ( www.theguardian.com )
- [Nov 12, 2016] The Meaning of Melania's Photo Shoot ( Nov 12, 2016 | www.newyorker.com )
- [Nov 12, 2016] Trump Outsmarts Media, Aims to Destroy Obamas Divisive, Racialist Policies - Breitbart ( Nov 12, 2016 | www.breitbart.com )
- [Nov 12, 2016] Donald Trump Is Poised to Overturn Generations of Liberal-Neocon Rule ( Nov 12, 2016 | russia-insider.com )
- [Nov 12, 2016] Ron Paul several neocons are getting closer to Trump ( Nov 12, 2016 | failedevolution.blogspot.gr )
- [Nov 12, 2016] The Podesta emails - After Hillary, John Podesta had been seriously warned about the Syrian chaos ( Nov 12, 2016 | failedevolution.blogspot.gr )
- [Nov 12, 2016] The Clintons And Soros Launch America's Purple Revolution ( Nov 12, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Nov 12, 2016] No sooner had Trump been declared the 45th president of the United States, Soros-funded political operations launched their activities to disrupt Trump during Obamas lame- duck period and thereafter ( Nov 12, 2016 | marknesop.wordpress.com )
- [Nov 12, 2016] What Donald Trumps First Day at the White House Might Look Like ( Nov 12, 2016 | russia-insider.com )
- [Nov 12, 2016] Trumps infrastructure plan faces speed bumps ( Nov 12, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Nov 12, 2016] It was establishment versus the rest...... It did not help the establishment that their candidate was crooked. 5 states turned red overnight! ( Nov 11, 2016 | /economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Nov 12, 2016] Obama blew it in his first hundred days, when he refused to take on Wall Street, and instead played idiotic bipartisanship games with Republicans. ( Nov 12, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Nov 12, 2016] Chris Matthews stuns the neoliberal crowd with a takedown of HRCs campaign. ( Nov 12, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Nov 12, 2016] Battle brewing for DNC leadership ( www.cnn.com )
- [Nov 12, 2016] Inside the Clinton loss Whos to blame ( www.cnn.com )
- [Nov 12, 2016] Neocon bottomfeeders now are having the second thoughts ( www.cnn.com )
- [Nov 12, 2016] The Clintons And Soros Launch Americas Purple Revolution ( Nov 12, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Nov 12, 2016] NATO mulls worst-case scenario in case Trump pulls US troops out of Europe report - RT News ( Nov 12, 2016 | www.rt.com )
- [Nov 12, 2016] Trump's national security guru ( www.cnn.com )
- [Nov 11, 2016] Democrats once represented the working class. Not any more ( Nov 11, 2016 | www.theguardian.com )
- [Nov 11, 2016] Trump voters want to get rid of the corruption in Washington. Specifically, the Clinton Foundation, with its $600,000 salary to Chelsea Clinton, and Hillarys receipt of cash from Saudi Arabia and Morocco ( Nov 11, 2016 | http://crookedtimber.org/2016/11/09/what-can-we-do/#comment-697744 )
- [Nov 11, 2016]
Clinton was not paid $600 k from the Clinton Foundation. Chelsea Clinton was paid $600 k per year from
2011 by NBC for work as a special correspondent, whilst also pocketing $300 k per year plus stock options
as a board member of IAC. Chelseas speaking fees were a mere 65 thousand dollars ( Nov 11, 2016 |
- [Nov 11, 2016] Chalabi on US elections: another reasonable article from Guardian ( Nov 11, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Nov 11, 2016] President Trump: Big Liar or Tribune of the People Going to Washington ( www.globalresearch.ca )
- [Nov 11, 2016] The Working Class Won the Election What Kind of Trump Administration Global Research ( www.globalresearch.ca )
- [Nov 11, 2016] The President of the U.S. cant pardon someone in advance for possible later crimes, but can give a pardon for any and all past crimes without specifying those crimes ( Nov 11, 2016 | www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Nov 11, 2016] Carma proved to be bitch for Hillary ( Nov 11, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Nov 11, 2016]
coalition of Wall Street (Silicon Valley) + Identity Politics is imploding, because it cant deliver
populist goodies without losing part of its core base. ( Nov 11, 2016 |
- [Nov 11, 2016] In one of Trump last speeches before the election he said, Tomorrow, the working class takes back this country. I was struck. No contemporary Democratic politician would (or could, credibly) say those words. Afraid of scaring off their donors or being red-baited, most Democrats wont even utter the phrase working class -preferring the capacious and increasingly meaningless middle class or, at best, working families. ( Nov 11, 2016 | crookedtimber.org )
- [Nov 11, 2016] Low black turn-out numbers in key states, such as Michigan, NC, and Florida came as no surprise to me because I watched Leslie Wimes one week before the election explain that it was already over for Hillary in Florida ( Nov 11, 2016 | crookedtimber.org )
- [Nov 11, 2016] Hillary extreme militarism and jingoism as well as attempt to make Russophobia a part of the platform of the Democratic Party, effectively positioning it as yet another War Party were part of her downfall ( Nov 11, 2016 | crookedtimber.org )
- [Nov 11, 2016] Clintons defeat can also be seen as a partial rejection of Obama, since traditionally putting the heir in power has been a marker for a popular presidency ( Nov 11, 2016 | crookedtimber.org )
- [Nov 11, 2016] Okay
.post election discussion ( Nov 11, 2016 | angrybearblog.com )
- [Nov 11, 2016] Trump Is Making the Same Mistake that Clinton Did: Hes Already Ignoring Working-Class Rust Belt Whites. Progressives Need to Start Illustrating This by Highlighting His Planned Court and Cabinet Nominees. Now. ( Nov 10, 2016 | angrybearblog.com )
- [Nov 11, 2016] It was the Democrats embrace of neoliberalism that won it for Trump ( Nov 11, 2016 | www.theguardian.com )
- [Nov 11, 2016] The Donald Trump victory is on the DNC establishment who rigged the primaries and eliminatd Sanders ( Nov 11, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Nov 11, 2016] Abedin and her husband had money, or a source of income, above beyond what their salaries would indicate. The latter could be the former. ( Nov 11, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Nov 11, 2016] Clinton And The Neocons Huffington Post ( Nov 08, 2016 | www.huffingtonpost.com )
- [Nov 11, 2016] The Democrats abandoned the only people that are paying the bills in this country - period! And the working class sent a message loud and clear. ( Nov 11, 2016 | discussion.theguardian.com )
- [Nov 11, 2016] Betrayal is punished... ( Nov 11, 2016 | discussion.theguardian.com )
- [Nov 11, 2016] Mutinous DNC Staffers Rage At Donna Brazile You Are Part Of The Problem... You Let This Happen Zero Hedge ( Nov 11, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Nov 11, 2016] Obama can pardon Clinton Foundation players without specified which crimes they committed ( Nov 11, 2016 | www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Nov 11, 2016] Of course it's pc to pretend that immigrants create jobs rather than taking them etc etc. But I would put this question to any economist, journalist or politician who doesn't believe that immigration hurts the working classes: how would you like it if a million workers arrived, all qualified to your level or above in economics/journalism/politics, and all willing to work for much less than you make? ( Nov 11, 2016 | discussion.theguardian.com )
- [Nov 11, 2016] The Democrats did a fine job of stomping out any enthusiasm by sabotaging Bernie Sanders ( Nov 11, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Nov 11, 2016] Clinton raised $154 million in September for her campaign and the party. And people "getting the resources they needed"? Seems odd. ( Nov 11, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Nov 11, 2016] Keith Ellison, Howard Dean offered as possible DNC chairs as Democrats seek to regroup - The Washington Post ( Nov 11, 2016 | www.washingtonpost.com )
- [Nov 09, 2016] Neoliberal stooge and argent Hillary supported Paul Krugman is upset ( Nov 08, 2016 | www.nytimes.com )
- [Nov 08, 2016] Obama and Clinton Are Complicit in Creating ISIS ( Jun 16, 2016 | breitbart.com )
- [Nov 08, 2016] Paul Krugman -- Hillary sycophant with anti-russian bent ( Nov 08, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Nov 08, 2016] Like rapists neoliberals do not take no for the answer and will push Britain back in the EU again until the right result was achieved. ( Nov 08, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Nov 08, 2016] Regardless of How America Votes, Americans Want a Different Foreign Policy ( Nov 08, 2016 | original.antiwar.com )
- [Nov 07, 2016] Under the Din of the Presidential Race Lies a Once and Future Threat Cyberwarfare ( www.nytimes.com )
- [Nov 06, 2016] Trump vs. the REAL Nuts -- the GOP Uniparty Establishment ( Oct 29, 2016 | www.unz.com )
- [Nov 06, 2016] Putin Tells Everyone Exactly Who Created ISIS - YouTube ( Nov 06, 2016 | www.youtube.com )
- [Nov 03, 2016] Vladimir Putin - Straight From the Horses Mouth ( Nov 02, 2016 | www.wakingtimes.com )
- [Nov 02, 2016] Progressivism and humanitarianism in war profiteering and war mongering Civilian protective operations panders a neocon excuse for organized state run murder. ( Oct 27, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Oct 30, 2016] Soft neoliberals are using anti-racism to discredit economic populism and its motivations, using the new politics of the right as a foil ( Oct 30, 2016 | crookedtimber.org )
- [Oct 29, 2016] Accusations of racism as a method to squash social resistance to neoliberalism ( Oct 29, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Oct 28, 2016] Howard Stern: Trump Has Always Been Sexist ( Oct 28, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Oct 28, 2016] Putin says U.S. hysteria over Russia is election ploy Reuters ( Oct 28, 2016 | www.reuters.com )
- [Oct 28, 2016] Retired senior military pilots increasingly alarmed Clintons Syria No Fly Zone plan could lead to war with Russia ( Oct 28, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Oct 27, 2016] Hillary camp recruted Howard Stern to attack Trump ( Oct 27, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Oct 27, 2016] When mentioning undemocratic nature of Putin regime please mention current U.S. military cooperation with that boisterous hotbed of democratic activity, Saudi Arabia, in Yemen ( crookedtimber.org )
- [Oct 25, 2016] Weapons of Mass Destruction! We have irrefutable evidence! Yellowcake! ( Oct 25, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Oct 24, 2016] Ruling elite has a crook for a candidate appealing to fears and prefers her wars for oil to be with Russia. ( Oct 24, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Oct 23, 2016] Rigged Elections Are An American Tradition ( Oct 23, 2016 | www.unz.com )
- [Oct 23, 2016] We need to tell everyone that for the sake of the word. do not vote for this dangerous woman! ( Oct 23, 2016 | www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Oct 23, 2016] When security agencies are crying about Russians, that means they want more cash and might stage attacks themselves to justify the claims ( Oct 23, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Oct 23, 2016] Did The White House Just Declare War On Russia ( Oct 23, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Oct 23, 2016] Putin on Hillary or Trump ( Oct 23, 2016 | www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Oct 23, 2016] Clintonism is wedge politics directed against any class or populist upheaval that might threaten neoliberalism ( Oct 23, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Oct 22, 2016] The only way Hillary could be stopped would be if the Republican Party elite stood with Trump, so Soros and the other donor who owns voting machines could be blocked from flipping/fractionalizing votes. ( Oct 22, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Oct 22, 2016] Clinton re Russia: Is it hubris, stupidity, or conspiracy, or some combination of the three? ( Oct 22, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Oct 22, 2016] People see the elite lying over the Iraq war - which Trump brags he opposed - and then they see the elite Hillary and DNC using Russia interference as a way to distract for the content of the leaked emails ( Oct 22, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Oct 22, 2016] HRC and her cronies think it is a good idea to stir up trouble with Russia! Talk about opportunity cost at the very least. ( Oct 22, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Oct 22, 2016] Hillarys Puppet Screed ( Oct 22, 2016 | www.theamericanconservative.com )
- [Oct 22, 2016] Trump We Wish the Problem Was Fascism ( Oct 22, 2016 | www.unz.com )
- [Oct 21, 2016] The
capitalist crisis and the radicalization of the working class in 2012 - World Socialist Web Site ( Jan 30, 2012 |
- [Oct 21, 2016] Hillary is running against locker room talk and the Russians ( Oct 20, 2016 | Information Clearing House )
- [Oct 21, 2016] Neoliberals take demands for economic fairness and try to give us identity politics instead ( economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Oct 20, 2016] Elites generally control or dominate the dissemination of information and knowledge and employ that control to their own advantage ( Oct 20, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Oct 20, 2016] US Allies are Funding ISIS (and Hillary Knew All Along) ( www.counterpunch.org )
- [Oct 20, 2016] The end of US-Russia detente ( Oct 20, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Oct 20, 2016] Russian comments on US elections ( www.defenddemocracy.press )
- [Oct 20, 2016] Hillary Clinton Putin, WikiLeaks, Trump Plot to Hack the Election ( Oct 19, 2016 | news.antiwar.com )
- [Oct 20, 2016] Washington Post says bipartisan foreign policy elite glad Obama leaving because hes not assertive enough as he bombed just eight countries ( Oct 20, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Oct 18, 2016] In the Democratic Echo Chamber, Inconvenient Truths Are Recast as Putin Plots ( theintercept.com )
- [Oct 16, 2016] Clinton denounces Russian interference in US elections, calls for escalation in Syria ( Sep 01, 2007 | www.wsws.org )
- [Oct 16, 2016] Hillary laments about Russia interference are what is typically called The pot calling the kettle black as she is the specialist in fixing election and was instrumental in organizing color revolution in Russia to prevent reelection of Putin ( Oct 16, 2016 | crookedtimber.org )
- [Oct 13, 2016] Statement of September 11th Advocates Regarding Saudia Arabia Support of ISIS ( Oct 13, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Oct 13, 2016] PUSSY has been rediscovered and resurrected by the Democrat Digital Archaeologists ( Oct 13, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Oct 13, 2016] New evidence that the hacks were not carried out by an elite team of state-sponsored cyber experts ( Oct 13, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Oct 12, 2016] There are so many pussies around your presidential campaigns on both sides that I prefer not to comment. ( Oct 12, 2016 | www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Oct 10, 2016] She made millions using the power of her office. Why dont you put some of your own money into your campaign? Just curious ( Oct 10, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Oct 10, 2016] Trump for all Americans even those who are deplorables in the eyes of Wall street banksters ( Oct 10, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Oct 10, 2016] Question to Radditz: Do you know there is a humanitarian crisis in Libya ( Oct 10, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Oct 10, 2016] O thank God finally, finally Trump makes an intelligent, irrefutable point -- our policy of supporting rebels in Syria is stupid. ( Oct 10, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Oct 10, 2016] Oh those Democrats, always searching for moderates such as moderate republicans, moderate syrian rebels . ( Oct 10, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Oct 10, 2016] . Looks like the political class has made up its mind on Aleppo. ( Oct 10, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Oct 09, 2016] The way DNC handling the public v. private comments by Hillary Clinton is to declare all the leaked material suspect because it is postmarked Russia ( Oct 09, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Oct 09, 2016] Russia Responds To Formal Cyberattack Accusations, Calls Them Unprecedented Anti-Russian Hysteria ( Oct 09, 2016 | www.zerohedge.com )
- [Oct 09, 2016] Banner of Russias Putin hung from New York City bridge ( Oct 09, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Oct 05, 2016] How Trump and Clinton Gave Bad Answers on US Nuclear Policy and Why You Should Be Worried ( Oct 05, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Oct 01, 2016] If civilians can sue sovereign states it should be obvious to everybody that the drone maniacal US would be on top of the list of targets for such suits ( Oct 01, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Oct 01, 2016] The Soviets are coming! Hammer Sickle strike again, courtesy of Clinton camp ( Oct 01, 2016 | www.rt.com )
- [Sep 28, 2016] I cant think of a single thing that would make Clinton appear more attractive, compared to pretty much anyone. But, I can think of at few things that make Trump more attractive to me in comparison to Clinton. One being his lack of interest in war with Russia, and his ability to understand that regime change has been a loser for American interests, and the other being that he gets that our current trade policy has been a loser ( Sep 28, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Sep 26, 2016] Why would Putin want to get to the table when he knows very well the menu consists solely of a sh*t sandwich and the dinner host is calling you Hitler ? ( Sep 26, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Sep 24, 2016] 9-11 Firefighter Blows WTC 7 Cover-Up Wide Open ( YouTube )
- [Sep 24, 2016] 9 11 John Kerry admits that WTC7 was brought down by controlled demolition! ( www.youtube.com )
- [Sep 22, 2016] Negative Effects of Immigration on the Economy ( Sep 22, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Sep 15, 2016] Trumps Taco Truck Fear Campaign Diverts Attention From the Real Issues ( Sep 15, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Sep 14, 2016] Gaius Publius The Clinton Campaign Notices the Sanders Campaign, or How to Read the Media ( Jul 10, 2015 | nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Sep 14, 2016] the motives of which are transparently political and actually create disinformation around veritable realities ( Sep 12, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Sep 14, 2016] WaPo neocons Russians poison Hillary dezo is a sign of necons desperation ( Sep 13, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Sep 14, 2016] Why Russia is Discrediting American Democracy ( Sep 14, 2016 | nationalinterest.org )
- [Sep 12, 2016] Rile the masses up against the Commie Threat, as it worked so well in the 50s - 60s ( www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Sep 12, 2016] Methinks the lady doth protest overmuch ( discussion.theguardian.com )
- [Sep 11, 2016] Trump is afraid the neoliberal imperial global order presided by the US is about to crash and thinks he will be able to steer the country into a soft landing by accepting that other world powers have interests, by disengaging from costly and humiliating military interventions, by re-negotiating trade deals, and by stopping the mass immigration of poor people. Plus a few well-placed bombs. ( Aug 04, 2016 | crookedtimber.org )
- [Sep 10, 2016] Globalization, Rise of Neo-Nationalism and the Bankruptcy of the Left ( Jul 07, 2016 | www.liveleak.com )
- [Sep 10, 2016] As Resistance Mounts, TPP Becoming 2016 Elections Third Rail ( Aug 29, 2016 | www.commondreams.org )
- [Sep 09, 2016] Some thoughts on the DNC email hacking scandal ( Aug 07, 2016 | marknesop.wordpress.com )
- [Sep 05, 2016] Trump predicts landslide support from black voters if he gets to seek a second term as president ( [Dec 05, 2016] | latimes.com )
- [Sep 05, 2016] The power of neoliberal brainwashing and indoctrination of population via MSM, schools and universities. ( [Dec 05, 2016] | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Sep 03, 2016] The USA neoliberal elite considers Russia to be an obstacle in the creation of the USA led global neoliberal empire. So Carthago delenda est is the official policy. With heavy brainwashing from MSM to justify such a course as well as the demonization of Putin ( angrybearblog.com )
- [Sep 03, 2016] Putin on DNC breach Does it even matter who hacked this data ( Sep 02, 2016 | TheHill )
- [Aug 29, 2016] The Perfect GOP Nominee ( Aug 13, 2016 | The New York Times )
- [Aug 29, 2016]
Polling data being quantized and plugged into sophisticated computer models allowing Clinton to tailor
her message for each region and for each venue (
- [Aug 29, 2016] Natsec and Cybersec firms want more money and are ready to fuel anti-Russian hysteria for thier private gains. ( Aug 29, 2016 | www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Aug 29, 2016] Harry Reid Cites Evidence of Russian Tampering in U.S. Vote, and Seeks FBI Inquiry ( Aug 29, 2016 | www.nytimes.com )
- [Aug 28, 2016] Clinton bigotry against working with inconvenient facts. Read applicable US code one for security, one for federal records, Clinton gets away with calling law that protect security as spin. ( Aug 28, 2016 | economistsview.typepad.com )
- [Aug 27, 2016] Wait a minute! They IDd the hacker and its a business in Israel? And it forced Apple to an emergency software upgrade. But I thought all the evil hackers were Russians working for the government ( Aug 27, 2016 | www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Aug 26, 2016] Trump, Russia, and the Washington Post Reader Beware by Philip Giraldi ( Aug 24, 2016 | The American Conservative )
- [Aug 24, 2016] Right On Cue Establishment Uses Putin Dog-Whistle As Similarities To Brexit Campaign Deepen ( Aug 23, 2016 | www.breitbart.com )
- [Aug 24, 2016] Russian hackers targeted New York Times ( Aug 24, 2016 | marknesop.wordpress.com )
- [Aug 21, 2016] Ukraine Releases More Details on Payments for Trump Aide, Paul Manafort ( Aug 18, 2016 | The New York Times )
- [Aug 20, 2016] Trump is a racist and his followers are racist narrative as well as the claim that Trump is Putins stooge, is very convenient to Clinton ( crookedtimber.org )
- [Aug 20, 2016] No, Ambassador McFaul Putin Didnt Order Me to Fall in Love with Donald Trump ( sputniknews.com )
- [Aug 19, 2016] In Hillary clinton camp view Trump is a racist and his followers are racist and thats all you need to know like the narrative that Trump is Putins stooge, is very convenient to Clinton ( crookedtimber.org )
- [Aug 19, 2016] 6 Problems With Medias Reaction To Trumps ISIS Comments ( Aug 12, 2016 | thefederalist.com )
- [Aug 19, 2016] The supress the disclosure of the DNC emails required a preposterous story of Russian hacking, followed by a gotcha accusing Trump of asking Putin to become a latter day Watergate burglar. ( crookedtimber.org )
- [Aug 19, 2016] Russian hackers story is propagated to create a distraction form DNC emails revelations and an excuse for pundits to engage in groundless speculation and fake ourage ( crookedtimber.org )
- [Aug 14, 2016] Professor Destroys CNN Anchor on Trump and Russia ( Aug 05, 2016 | YouTube )
- [Aug 14, 2016] That silly that neoliberal MSM claim that in case of DNC hack Russian government hackers did it. And in case of Hillary bathroom server nobody was able to hack it ( www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Aug 12, 2016] Tactic of Accusing Critics of Kremlin Allegiance Has Long, Ugly History in the USA ( www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- [Aug 08, 2016] Russia scholar Stephen Cohen shuts down CNN shill host who tries to link Trump to Putin ( www.moonofalabama.org )
- [Aug 06, 2016] Saudi Arabia funds and exports Islamic extremism The truth behind the toxic U.S. relationship with the theocratic monarchy ( www.salon.com )
- [Aug 04, 2016] Hillary Clintons own campaign is hacked: Dems were warned they were a target in March but REFUSED to help FBI probe ( July 30, 2016 )
- [Aug 04, 2016] Anti-Russian Hysteria, Rigged Primaries Americas Longest War Gets Longer ( www.strategic-culture.org )
- [Aug 03, 2016] Hillary Clinton took $100,000 of cash from a company she ran (and worked for in the 80s and 90s) that also funded ISIS in Syria. ( www.theguardian.com )
- [Aug 01, 2016] Progressive Leaders Urge Voters To Wait To #DemExit Until After State Primaries ( www.inquisitr.com )
- [Aug 01, 2016] Julian Assange we have proof that the Clinton camp is rigging the election, we will release it soon ( Jul 30, 2016 | YouTube )
- [Aug 01, 2016] Will Preemptive Accusations Against Russia Cover Up Voting Fraud ( M of A )
- [Aug 01, 2016] Still Report #1065 - Wikileaks More Powerful Blast is Coming ( YouTube )
- [Aug 01, 2016] Julian Assange Meet The Press FULL Interview on DNC Leaks 7-31-16 ( YouTube )
- [Aug 01, 2016] Clinton's 'Absurd' Hacking Accusations Based on Emotions ( Kremlin )
- [Aug 01, 2016] Donald Trump and Russia: a web that grows more tangled all the time ( www.theguardian.com )
- [Jul 31, 2016] Democrats Are Now the Aggressive War Party ( Jun 08, 2016 | Consortiumnews )
- [Jul 31, 2016] Clinton has now made Democrats the anti-Russia party ( Jul 28, 2016 | The Washington Post )
- [Jul 31, 2016] Russian television shows what the Kremlin thinks of Clinton ( Fox News )
- [Jul 31, 2016] Clinton blames Russia for DNC hack as Trump seems to back annex of Crimea ( www.theguardian.com )
- [Jul 30, 2016] Russian factor in US elections ( Jul 28, 2016 | katehon.com )
- [Jul 30, 2016] Is Russia our enemy? ( Jul 28, 2016 | turcopolier.typepad.com )
- [Jul 30, 2016] Two liberal IT luminaries today pick up the (totally unproven) assertion that Russia hacked and published via wikileaks the DNC shennigens of preferring Clinton ( turcopolier.typepad.com )
- [Jul 30, 2016] Snowden And WikiLeaks Go To War Over The Ethics Of The DNC Email Hack ( Jul 29, 2016 | yahoo.com )
- [Jul 30, 2016] If Russian Intelligence Did Hack the DNC, the NSA Would Know, Snowden Says ( theintercept.com )
- [Jul 26, 2016] Huge See, I Told You So Hillary Admits We Backed ISIS in Syria ( Aug 11, 2014 | The Rush Limbaugh Show )
- [Jul 25, 2016] Hillary Clinton Admits U.S. Created Al Qaeda, ISIS ( chuckbaldwinlive.com )
- [Jul 24, 2016] Hillary Clinton Didnt Create ISIS, But America Can Still Blame Itself ( blackbag.gawker.com )
- [Jul 20, 2016] Hillary Clinton Email Scandal A Cancer on the Clinton Candidacy ( www.politico.com )
- [Jul 10, 2016] The Clinton Contamination ( The New York Times )
- [Jul 04, 2016] The Roots of Hillarys Infatuation with War ( Jun 29, 2016 | The National Interest )
- [Jul 03, 2016] Hillary Clinton For Prison 2016 WHERE IT BELONGS ( www.reddit.com )
- [Jun 18, 2016] 51 US Diplomats Urge Strikes Against Assad in Syria ( The New York Times )
- [Jun 17, 2016] Know-Nothing Diplomats Prepare For Hillarys War On Syria ( Moon of Alabama )
- [Jun 13, 2016] Why Trump Is Panicking ( The National Interest )
- [May 15, 2016] Hillary Clinton as a neoliberal misogynist :-) ( en.wikipedia.org )
- [May 07, 2016] The smug Clinton acolytes blame the voters, always deflect blame ( discussion.theguardian.com )
- [May 06, 2016] The claim that the United States had to act to prevent Libyan tyrant Muammar al-Qaddafi from slaughtering tens of thousands of innocent civilians in Benghazi does not stand up to even casual scrutiny ( www.theguardian.com )
- [Mar 20, 2016] Hillary Clinton: No Better Investment A Corporation Can Make ( Mar 17, 2016 | www.youtube.com )
- [Mar 09, 2016] Something about Hillary commitment to woman rights ( www.zerohedge.com )
- [Mar 03, 2016] Obamas Justice Department Just Gave Bryan Pagliano Immunity and Bernie Sanders the Presidency ( www.huffingtonpost.com )
- [Mar 01, 2016] Could Hillary Clinton Be a Sociopath? ( Mar 01, 2016 | TheBlaze.com )
- [Feb 20, 2016] Hillary suffers another massive coughing fit prompting speculation over health ( nation.foxnews.com )
"... Another official US moron has blamed Russia, this time for "supplying Taliban" in Afghanistan. US Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti announced that "it was conceivable that Russia was providing supplies to the Afghan Taliban". ..."
"... It appears that absolutely any personal or group failure by any US official gets automatically converted into "Russia did it". Little kids are more creative when they say "the dog ate my homework". ..."
"... He showed the two political parties as 'two wings of the same bird of prey" ..."
"... 69 percent of the [US] people have been taken in with the Russia bashing ..."
"... I would trace the transition of the Democrats to a war party, not to the fear of being labeled disloyal after Iraq War 1, but to their being taken over by the zionists. The top ten "donors" to Clinton (Kleinberg) were Jewish, every single one of them! Over $100 million. Obama got over $100 million from a single Jewish "donor." They want those Mideast wars because they are religious fanatics and thieves. Those are the facts of the Democrats. They are owned by zionist traitors. They are Ziocrats. ..."
"... The simplistic notion that the Democrats have been "taken over by the zionists" is a dangerous illusion that needs debunking. While there is no doubt that Natanyahu's Israel supports a policy in sync with that of neo-con objectives, it is beyond a stretch to attribute that policy to that Israel's exaggerated influence in the US. ..."
"... Rather, Israel, as well as Israel's Saudi allies, are both instruments of British Empire policy, sometimes called "globalism," which was adopted and embraced by what can be called the Obama faction of the Democratic Party and its backers in the Republican right. ..."
"... US policy, especially in the post-Soviet era has been determined by a failing attempt to maintain a "unipolar" world that no longer exists and should never have been. The freak-out over Trump's exposure of British Intelligence's GCHQ, heralding a possible rupture in Britain's "special relationship" is an indication of the fear gripping the Anglo-American financial oligarchy that their control over the US is slip-sliding away and that the US will pursue its political and economic self-interest by establishing new relationships to true world powers Russia, China, India and Japan. ..."
"... The simplistic notion that the Democrats have been "taken over by the zionists" is a dangerous illusion that needs debunking. ..."
"... Can you share with readers why you used the term "dangerous illusion" and why it needs debunking? According to William Binney, Obama's use of GCHQ was nothing more than standard operating procedure, an everyday mode of business, to avoid breaking American laws nothing new, so therefore presenting no threat of rupturing U.S.-British "special relationship". ..."
"... The top ten "donors" to Clinton (Kleinberg) were Jewish, every single one of them! Over $100 million. Obama got over $100 million from a single Jewish "donor." ..."
"... I can tell you that the atmosphere is such on campus that a social science faculty member needs to be very careful not to be taken for having "sympathies" for either Russia or China. I repeatedly hear comments that are chilling, and just nod and get away. ..."
"... When did the Democratic Party turn into the post-war war party? At the Democratic convention in 1944 when the establishment did a coup against FDR's right hand man, ..."
Anna , March 23, 2017 at 4:24 pm
Skip Scott , March 24, 2017 at 8:02 am
Every time the ranking Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff of California opens his mouth to propagate
unsubstantiated allegations against Russia and Russian influence on the last US elections, he
makes a reminder, inadvertently, of the First Husband (the philanderer) taking $500.000 from Russians.
The money was a bribe intended to make a right impression on Mrs. Clinton. Keep going Mr. Schiff.
There were also tens of millions of $US dollars delivered to Clintons Foundation by the major
sponsors of terrorism. These tens of millions of dollars from Saudis, Qatari, and Moroccans constitute
bribing of a State Department official. As a result of these bribes, the US government has violated
the US Constitution by supplying the US-made weaponry to the Middle Eastern warmongering despots/sponsors
of terrorism. That is indeed a treason. Let Mr. Schiff talk. He has been making a nice rope for
his own hanging.
Kiza , March 24, 2017 at 8:06 am
Great post Anna.
Bill Bodden , March 23, 2017 at 1:32 pm
Another official US moron has blamed Russia, this time for "supplying Taliban" in Afghanistan.
US Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti announced that "it was conceivable that Russia was providing supplies
to the Afghan Taliban".
It appears that absolutely any personal or group failure by any US official
gets automatically converted into "Russia did it". Little kids are more creative when they say
"the dog ate my homework".
But what this sick and unintelligent bull does to Russia? It appears that the US coup in Ukraine
and its support for Al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria have solidified Putin's popularity rating at around
an unimaginable 85%. All this in the middle of a fairly serious economic crisis in Russia. There
is and there has been no major country in the World where the leader has had such approval rating,
for so long and despite the economy in a bad shape. Read all about it:
Therefore, all these US Demopublicans, generals and other assorted officials are obviously
all on Putin's payroll, because they keep working to increase his popularity.
Accidental , March 23, 2017 at 8:04 pm
Democrats. Republicans. Same old, same old.
In 1904 Upton Sinclair wrote in The Jungle :
"The original edition of the novel concluded with its proletarian protagonist attending a mass
rally addressed by the American Socialist Party's mesmerizing presidential candidate Sinclair's
fictional representation of Eugene Debs. The candidate, Sinclair wrote:
"was a man of electric presence, tall and gaunt, with a face worn think by struggle and suffering.
The fury of outraged manhood gleamed in him and the tears of suffering. When he spoke he paced
the stage restlessly; he was lithe and eager, like a panther. He leaned over, reaching out for
his audience; he pointed into their souls with an insistent finger. His voice was husky from much
speaking, but the hall was still as death, and everyone heard him. He spoke the language of workingmen
he pointed them the way. He showed the two political parties as 'two wings of the same bird
of prey" [emphasis added]. The people were allowed to choose between their candidates, and
both of them were controlled, and all their nominations were dictated by, the same [money] power."
In a number of essays Walter Karp made similar points backed up by lots of evidence.
D5-5 , March 23, 2017 at 1:34 pm
That book should be required reading in this country. I suspect most people have never even
heard of it despite the fact that it was undoubtedly one of the most influential books of the
early 20th century.
BannanaBoat , March 23, 2017 at 2:01 pm
The time is extraordinary in the reckless and naked way the PTB (i.e. the two major parties)
are exposing themselves as to NOT serving the people. I was disappointed today to read on RT that
69 percent of the [US] people have been taken in with the Russia bashing (showing I've
been wrong lately on my estimates), but I'm hopeful that will not last. More important, Robert's
article shows us the dedication of the parties to their deeper playbook, which is obviously controlled
by financial interests, not the people's interests. The nakedness of this exposure today is unusual
in my experience of watching Washington.
Recommended: a look at what could be a companion piece to Robert's article from Mike Whitney
in today's counterpunch, titled "Will Washington risk WWIII to block an emerging EU-Russia super-state":
From that article:
"For the last 70 years the imperial strategy has worked without a hitch, but now Russia's resurgence
and China's explosive growth are threatening to break free from Washington's stranglehold. The
Asian allies have begun to crisscross Central Europe and Asis with pipelines and high-speed rail
that will gather together the far-flung statelets scattered across the steppe, draw them into
a Eurasian Economic Union, and link them to an expansive and thriving superstate, the epicenter
of global commerce and industry."
Sam F , March 23, 2017 at 1:36 pm
Neither the proud Russians nor Chinese will diminish their nation and culture. BRICS is the
level of unity they will accept.
J. D. , March 23, 2017 at 2:02 pm
I would trace the transition of the Democrats to a war party, not to the fear of being
labeled disloyal after Iraq War 1, but to their being taken over by the zionists. The top ten
"donors" to Clinton (Kleinberg) were Jewish, every single one of them! Over $100 million. Obama
got over $100 million from a single Jewish "donor." They want those Mideast wars because they
are religious fanatics and thieves. Those are the facts of the Democrats. They are owned by zionist
traitors. They are Ziocrats.
Brad Owen , March 23, 2017 at 3:15 pm
The simplistic notion that the Democrats have been "taken over by the zionists" is a dangerous
illusion that needs debunking. While there is no doubt that Natanyahu's Israel supports a policy
in sync with that of neo-con objectives, it is beyond a stretch to attribute that policy to that
Israel's exaggerated influence in the US.
Rather, Israel, as well as Israel's Saudi allies, are both instruments of British Empire
policy, sometimes called "globalism," which was adopted and embraced by what can be called the
Obama faction of the Democratic Party and its backers in the Republican right.
US policy, especially in the post-Soviet era has been determined by a failing attempt to
maintain a "unipolar" world that no longer exists and should never have been. The freak-out over
Trump's exposure of British Intelligence's GCHQ, heralding a possible rupture in Britain's "special
relationship" is an indication of the fear gripping the Anglo-American financial oligarchy that
their control over the US is slip-sliding away and that the US will pursue its political and economic
self-interest by establishing new relationships to true world powers Russia, China, India and
Brad Owen , March 23, 2017 at 4:03 pm
Well said. It's also time to get rid of the phony "Special Relationship" (between 1%er oligarchs
of The City and The Street), to replace it with the actual Special Relationship, so as to ease
UK's transition into the New multi-polar Era dawning: this is tribal, in that dear old "Mother
Country" need not worry that Her "Four Children" (Australia, Canada, N.Z., USA) will leave Her
out in the cold. THAT is the TRUE special relationship; the far-flung, English-speaking Tribe
will see to the General Welfare of ALL of its' members, but without degrading the well-being of
the rest of the World. War is obsolete, not conducive to anyone's well-being, Geopolitics & divide
& conquer is over, finished.
rosemerry , March 23, 2017 at 4:49 pm
Zionism is a product of Cecil Rhodes' RoundTable Group, which, in concert with the Synarchist
Movement for Empire, concerned how to manage African and Middle East colonies and assets belonging
mainly to British and French Empires (which also explains WHY the Brits dawdled in North Africa
during WWII, much to the chagrin of Stalin and Gen Marshall, who wanted to open up the Western
They found the perfect opportunity to implement the strategy post-WWII, and suckered USA, via
The City's Wall Street Tories, into guaranteeing the existence of Israel. End of story.
Check out the tons of articles on the subject at the EIR website. Tarpley covers it well also.
Argue your case with them, F Sam. Good luck. You'll need lots of it.
Sam F , March 23, 2017 at 6:12 pm
All the talk of "Russian interference" takes over the media, but the ever-present Israeli connection
is just accepted as normal. Saudi Arabia, too, is allowed plenty of influence while Iran is demonized.
Brad Owen , March 24, 2017 at 4:27 am
Yes, Brad, I agree that Cecil Rhodes and others were involved with the zionists fairly early,
although perhaps the greatest British interest was in the Suez canal. Also agree that the US was
fooled into taking over the Suez protection and pressuring the UN to create Israel. No doubt there
was Wall St interest, although I gather that zionists made direct "donations" to Truman's campaign
for the UN pressure.
No doubt there were British zionists involved. But I think that JD's theory that Brits control
US policy in the Mideast is a diversion from the obvious zionist control, whether he knows it
or not. I will look again at your EIR website. Did not mean to offend.
Sam F , March 23, 2017 at 3:26 pm
Sam, we just disagree on the location of the REAL enemy. The zionistas are indeed real, and
a threat, a real enemy to the USA, but I maintain they are just a weapon wielded by our traditional
enemy who has always fought to undermine us here in America; the British Empire (an entity distinct
from the Anglo-Celtic people living on the British Isles who are our tribal mates and suffering
under the same yoke of Empire as are we).
Sam F , March 23, 2017 at 3:44 pm
Completely wrong: it is an obvious fact that the Democrats have been taken over by the zionists.
Obama got over $100 million from a single Jewish "donor." Hillary's major campaign sponsors are
The top 10 contributors to HRCs Superpac were as follows:
1. Dustin Moskovitz and Cari Tuna: $35 million
2. Donald Sussman, Paloma Partners: $21,100,000
3. Jay Robert Pritzker (Mary), Pritzker Group and Foundation: $12,600,000
4. Haim Saban and Cheryl Saban, Saban Capital Group: $10,000,000
5. George Soros (Schwartz): $9,525,000 (changed name from Schwartz)
6. S. Daniel Abraham, SDA Enterprises: $9,000,000
7. Fred Eychaner (Eichner), Newsweb Corporation: $8,005,400
8. James Simons (Shimon), Euclidean Capital: $7,000,000
9. Henry Laufer and Marsha Laufer, Renaissance Technologies: $5,500,000
10. Laure Woods (Wald), Laurel Foundation: $5 million
Your suggestion that this is "British empire" policy is way beyond the ridiculous, it is zionist
propaganda. The entire UK economy is a small fraction of that of the US, and there is little financial
I challenge you to deny these facts, or to substantiate the absurd theory of British control.
US mass media.
JWalters , March 23, 2017 at 8:33 pm
To continue, the US mass media are also controlled by Jews, presumably zionists. About 40-60
percent of US newspapers are controlled by persons of identifiable Jewish surnames, while less
than half of Jewish people can be so identified. Most of the rest are indirectly controlled by
No further explanation is needed of the mass media craze for Hillary Clinton (Kleinberg). The
DNC emails show that she talks to no one but Jews about Mideast policy.
No further proof is needed of the origins of Democrat policy in the Mideast. It may play to
the interests of the MIC and oil companies sometimes, but not in Syria/Libya/Egypt. And we got
no special deals on Iraqi oil anyway, and had no reason to expect them.
Sam F , March 23, 2017 at 9:45 pm
In support of your points, here is an excellent article at a Jewish-run, anti-Zionist website
that points out the huge known influence of Israel on American politics that is being ignored
amidst all the speculation about possible Russian influence, "Let's talk about Russian influence"
Mondoweiss is a site of news and analysis with high journalistic standards. Like Consortium
News it has also been attacked by the Deep State for its honesty.
Bill Bodden , March 23, 2017 at 4:02 pm
Thank you; it is very appropriate to note that many Jewish people are strong critics of zionism
and Israeli policies. There is some hope that they will assist in liberating Jews as well as Palestinians
from the racism of the zionists, as many whites assisted in greatly reducing racism among whites
in the US against African-Americans.
Anna , March 23, 2017 at 6:08 pm
The simplistic notion that the Democrats have been "taken over by the zionists" is a dangerous
illusion that needs debunking.
There were references in an earlier post quoting two former Israeli prime ministers saying,
in effect, they could take care of U.S. politicians to ensure they would do Israel's bidding.
I recall Yitzhak Shamir was one of them. The spectacle of Netanyahu showing contempt for Obama
in the way he addressed Congress and the standing ovations Netanyahu got from the senators and
Congresspersons who sold their souls to the Israel lobby kind of supports the proposition that
"the Democrats have been "taken over by the zionists"" Same thing goes for the Republicans.
Sam F , March 23, 2017 at 9:55 pm
Have you heard about PNAC? Have you heard about the Lobby?
Jerry Alatalo , March
23, 2017 at 6:50 pm
Thanks for the links. PNAC founders Kristol and Kagan helped harness forces for zionist goals.
PNAC signers W. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Wolfowitz were principal promoters of Iraq War II,
as Wolfowitz installed Israeli spy operatives Perl, Feith, and Wurmser at CIA/DIA/NSA offices
to select known-bad "intelligence" to incite the war.
Bill Bodden , March 23, 2017 at 3:52 pm
"The simplistic notion that the Democrats have been "taken over by the zionists" is a
dangerous illusion that needs debunking."
Can you share with readers why you used the term "dangerous illusion" and why it needs
debunking? According to William Binney, Obama's use of GCHQ was nothing more than standard operating
procedure, an everyday mode of business, to avoid breaking American laws nothing new, so therefore
presenting no threat of rupturing U.S.-British "special relationship".
Can you share the names of major influential figures composing what you describe as the "Anglo-American
financial oligarchy" for the benefit of others who pass this way?
It's hard to explain away Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and so many other U.S. politicians
fighting each other to get to the head of the pack in supporting Israel. Bernie Sanders only mentioned
that Palestinians suffer human and civil rights deficiencies and the world shook, despite it being
only a very minor, tiny critique of Israel. Can we imagine what would have happened the titanic
reaction had Mr. Sanders blurted out during one of the debates with Ms, Clinton the same conclusion
that Professor Virginia Tilley and Professor Richard Falk's report arrived at very recently
that the State of Israel is guilty of the crime of apartheid?
Years ago while Mr. Sanders appeared weekly with Thom Hartmann on "Brunch With Bernie" we redialed
the call-in program until finally getting through and asking two questions. The first was a request
for a response from Senator Sanders on the trillion-dollar / year global tax haven-evasion industry
facilitated by the world's most powerful accounting, legal and banking firms. The second requested
response on the suggestion that it was time to "nationalize the privately-owned Federal Reserve".
Mr. Sanders responded to the 1st, then suddenly the show went to music and a break then after
the break until show's end nothing about the Federal Reserve.
My guess is that Mr. Sanders and Mr. Hartmann were aware of a "panic button to break" to be
triggered when the live call-in topics became, let's say, "unmanageable". That is just a guess,but
another guess is that Mr. Sanders was the recipient of, how shall we put it, very "risky" news
during his campaign for president when running against Ms. Clinton. So, long story short, Sanders
capitulated because he's fully aware of what happened to JFK, MLK and RFK, Clinton became spoiled
goods and unacceptable as America's new CEO, and Donald Trump was selected. Trump's long-time
friends include "Lucky" Larry Silverstein, who just happened to avoid being in his Twin Towers
on September 11, 2001, breaking his religiously kept routine of breakfast every morning in a restaurant
located in the top floors of one of the towers because his wife fortunately convinced him to
keep an appointment with his dermatologist.
Donald Trump, "Lucky Larry" and Benjamin Netanyahu are long-time friends.
Men and women wishing to read, copy, save and disseminate the report on Israel apartheid by
Professor Tilley and Professor Falk can find it online at the co-author's internet platform, available
Sam F , March 23, 2017 at 6:27 pm
The top ten "donors" to Clinton (Kleinberg) were Jewish, every single one of them! Over
$100 million. Obama got over $100 million from a single Jewish "donor."
In exchange Israel got a $38 BILLION package of US aid. What a deal!! Presumably, the Israel
lobby will show its appreciation to Obama with donations to his presidential library probably
making that library the most expensive ever.
JWalters , March 23, 2017 at 8:42 pm
Yes, there can be little doubt that the zionist campaign money comes at least indirectly from
US aid to Israel, and that the aid is intended substantially for that purpose. Investigation of
such cashflows might turn up evidence, although there is a quid pro quo economy on both sides
that could easily obscure the feedback.
You may well be right in suggesting that the vast aid flows simply make campaign donations
a great investment for those who would otherwise have invested in Israel. But the Dems and Reps
know that this aid to Israel is for campaign bribes, pure and simple.
backwardsevolution , March 24, 2017 at 12:19 am
In addition to the carrot bribes, there are also the blackmail sticks. This possibility is
consistent with the following segment of a 1998 interview with Kay Griggs, former wife of the
U.S. Army's director of assassination training.
Kay Griggs: "Even when he [General Al Gray] was General he ran an intelligence operation which
was a contract organization trying to hook politicians, and get them. What is the word? In other
Interviewer: "In compromising situations?"
Kay Griggs: "Yes, yes. He had and still has an organization which brings in whores, prostitutes,
whatever you want to say, who will compromise politicians so they can be used."
The above is in Part 2 of the whole interview, starting at 48:00 in the video at
In Part 1 of the interview she explains the motives behind this.
Kay Griggs: "I'm talking about the Brooklyn-New Jersey mob. My husband, Al Gray, Sheehan, they're
all Brooklyn. Cap Weinberger. Heinz Kissinger there's the Boston mob, which was shipping weapons
back and forth to Northern Ireland. And I don't want to get too deeply involved in that, but it
goes Israel some of the Zionists who came over from Germany, according to my husband, were
he works with those people they do a lot of money laundering in the banks, cash transactions
for the drugs they're bringing over, through Latin America, the Southern Mafia, the Dixie Mafia,
which now my husband's involved with in Miami. The military are all involved once they retire.
They're you know, they go into this drug and secondary weapon sales."
The above starts soon after 18:00 in the video at
(Part 1 of interview)
Further on the following exchange occurs.
Interviewer: "And directly under whose instructions to sell these weapons, do you know that?"
Kay Griggs: "Yeah."
Interviewer: "Okay, who would that be?"
Kay Griggs: "Well, uh, [pause] it's the Israeli-Zionist group in New York."
The above starts at 1:06:45 in the same video at
Shortly afterward in the same segment is this exchange.
Kay Griggs: "It's kind of like Monica and Bill. I think they put Monica in there to have something
on Bill. That's my own feeling. Sarah McClendon feels the same way. Because "
Interviewer: "And Linda Tripp was there to guide the situation."
Kay Griggs: "Absolutely, of course. Linda Tripp was Delta Force. Linda Tripp was trained by
Carl Steiner, who's in the diary [her husband's] with my husband. And he [Steiner] tried to
trip up Schwarzkopf. I mean, he was trying to take, to take the whole Iraqi thing over because
they had been baiting, you know using the Israeli rogues in Turkey. They were having little zig-zag
wars. It's all to sell weapons. It's all about weapons sales, it's all about drugs, it's all about
A blackmail factor, combined with financial carrots, and especially if backed up with a death
threat, could easily explain why a reasonably intelligent and educated person would act uninformed
and irrational. The surface inconsistency becomes easy to understand. A strategic system of blackmail
of the sort Kay Griggs described could easily explain a phalanx of politicians lying in lockstep
to American voters, and voting against America's best interests.
Sam f , March 24, 2017 at 12:33 pm
JWalters fascinating! Thanks for posting. Makes sense, doesn't it?
Pablo Diablo , March 23, 2017 at 1:39 pm
That is fascinating. There must be material on the linkages of secret agencies, ex-military
staff, political gangsters, and money-laundering banksters to the drugs and weapons trade. They
would be useful tools for false-flag incidents and to supply terror groups.
Those with connections should contact independent news reporters, who could perhaps train journalism
students to investigate further. There may be material in the Wikileaks Vault-7 dump of CIA docs.
chuck b , March 23, 2017 at 2:25 pm
A military buildup=an empire in decline.
Accidental , March 23, 2017 at 8:29 pm
before they let their hegemony over humanity collapse, they blow up the planet.
what's remarkable, for me as an outsider at least, how many insane people are running the show
and that's not exclusive to the psychotic right. seeing the mad general at hillary's DNC coronation
and the "U!S!A!" chants from the crowd, i'm under the impression that the majority of Americans,
that has not yet been marginalized and impoverished, is as deranged as ecstatic Germans cheering
on Goebbels and his total war.
Pauline Saxon , March 23, 2017 at 1:50 pm
Actually what's happening now in the US is more like France in 1848
D5-5 , March 23, 2017 at 2:15 pm
I have supported you from the beginning. I would like to understand why you seem to be protecting
Hayden Head , March 23, 2017 at 7:38 pm
I don't believe Robert Parry or this site are protecting Trump. Questioning the demonizing
and slandering of Trump, and efforts to remove him, also do not constitute "protecting."
Trump was elected legitimately to be the president for better or worse. An assessment means
looking at both sides of whatever it is. Trump is obviously not doing well and getting negative
evaluations, but some of his views (for one example) that promise toward d้tente or acceptance
of a multi-polar world are worth considering.
Is he genuinely moving in this direction, or faking for some hidden reason? The jury is still
considering. So investigating an attack on Trump that is primarily bogus and motivated as a smoke
screen to demonize Russia, and prepare the nation for war, is not protecting Trump, but trying
to get at the underbrush of what's really going on behind the headlines.
Perhaps you could give us some idea of what you see as protecting Trump?
For myself I'm very critical of Trump. At this time he seems bent on building up ground troops
in Syria, but with ISIS already being subdued without this action, we should question why. What's
going on. Is he seeking a Ronald Reagan/George W. type of glory moment as One Tough Supreme Commander?
Is he now falling in to the neocon overview of controlling the middle east? It's more foolishness
in my view, that will not settle the problems and what W uncorked with his phony Iraq war. But
this kind of considering doesn't take the heat off the DEM Party for its unconscionable manipulations
with Trump and Russia bashing at this time.
Bill Bodden , March 23, 2017 at 8:08 pm
Well said! You are spot on in your defense of Parry, who has consistently shown himself to
be committed to the truth, regardless of whom he is defending or the consequences of his position.
Many of us are waiting to see if Trump might, just might, lead us away from endless war to something
approaching a rational foreign policy. Is such hope foolishness? Well, hope usually is.
Jake G , March 23, 2017 at 2:27 pm
Unfortunately, this site is afflicted with the utterances of sloppy readers who are triggered
to hit their keyboard when some sentence gets their attention and causes them to ignore other
JWalters , March 23, 2017 at 8:49 pm
What are you talking about? There are as many Trump-critic articles from him.
Gina , March 23, 2017 at 1:52 pm
It seems to me Parry is not so much protecting Trump as trying to protect America from another
needless war manufactured by the Deep State, e.g. "War Profiteers and the Roots of the War
LJ , March 23, 2017 at 2:06 pm
Excellent article. I am pretty horrified at the direction of the Dems which has become Rethuglican-lite.
chuck b , March 23, 2017 at 2:13 pm
The Democrats abandoned their core constituency , LABOR, when Clinton got the 1992 nomination
promising to sign NAFTA a short time after having been pictured attending a Bilderberg Beer fest,
Since then by jumping further under the sheets with High Finance and Tech Billionaires they have
continuously bled votes everywhere except the West Coast. Recent Polling you may have noticed
has the Democrats declining in favorability even more since the election. Strange Days have found
us haven't they?. .when all else fails we can whip the horses eyes and make them sleep and cry ..
I say for starters we separate the words Military and Intelligence forever with a Constitutional
Amendment .. How then will Senators McCain and Feinstein react? What will they do for God's sake?
The rest of the Two Party infrastructure will quickly implode. Sorry. Thank God and the ACA,,
the Amazon Drone has just delivered my prescription meds.. Peace in our time.
Tristan , March 23, 2017 at 2:22 pm
i think it's safe to say that the democrats have been equally adept at waging war since the
nutcase LBJ didn't know if they were shooting at whales in the bay of tomkin and started the American
holocaust. obama let his darling Hillary run amok which resulted in a rise of refugees and idp
by 50% to over 60 million, in just his first term. you actually live in a country run by Nazis
for a very long time. from Kissinger to McCain, they are people in power who have collaborated
with Nazis (phoenix, condor) and continue to do so in Ukraine or with Islamic extremists in syria.
the prospect of McCain anywhere near the state dept must be avoided by an means necessary.
ltr , March 23, 2017 at 2:22 pm
"[B]ut what good that would do for the American people and the world is hard to fathom." That's
it Mr. Parry. That is the key that we need to understand. It is not, not, a priority of either
political half of the Republican/Democratic dynamic, to do good for the American people. We are
being subjected to the policies which previously were our export, the evisceration of nation(s)
to benefit private capital.
I had previously wondered, back in the 90's when Russia was being subjected to neo liberal
economic intervention, why these vultures hadn't descended upon the United States, being the feted
calf that it were. But I was blind, they were already descending, it only has take some time and
a couple of "opportunities", such as 9/11, the Katrina hurricane, to implement those same measures
We need to understand that our current political structure is indifferent to the well being
of the majority of the "citizens" ie; what are now more commonly called consumers. If the prisons
stay full and the indebtedness mounts that is part of the program. Stop thinking that our present
system is offering anything that would be recognized by a rational and moral human being as something
even close to "a government of the People, by the People, for the People; [or] Life, Liberty,
and the pursuit of Happiness."
Tristan , March 23, 2017 at 2:38 pm
I can tell you that the atmosphere is such on campus that a social science faculty member
needs to be very careful not to be taken for having "sympathies" for either Russia or China. I
repeatedly hear comments that are chilling, and just nod and get away.
Sheryl , March 23, 2017 at 5:22 pm
It is nearly impossible to engage with someone in a political context and advocate for a least
a fair mind, some neutrality in examining the domestic political situation and relations with
Russia. I have to mute myself unless I am willing to engage in a long and tiring argument/discussion
in which my point is lost and I have to defend simple ideas of statesmanship and diplomacy.
Realist , March 23, 2017 at 5:55 pm
I can relate. The frustrating part is that they think I'm a nut wearing a tinfoil hat.
Tristan , March 23, 2017 at 7:31 pm
Would you go so far as to say that most such discussions now take place on terrain far removed
from the real world? And, if you insist on sticking to facts rather than fantasy, are you immediately
branded an enemy of the state, an intellectual exile without friends or influence, and probably
someone marked for extinction, at least on the professional level, if this country must repeat
the greatest mistakes of the 1930's and 40's, as it seems headed? So glad I am retired, and I
worked in the natural sciences, not the more volatile and political social sciences. Now their
only leverage against me is my state pension and health benefits, which many do want to make into
a political football.
Kiza , March 24, 2017 at 8:35 am
The distinction between the real and the ideological has been blurred in accordance with the
principles of public opinion management, ie; propaganda. The prevailing mania, contextualized
via the dynamic of globalized free market capitalism masquerading as the promotion of freedom
and democracy, is where one finds that the seeds of "treason" are sown wider and wider against
Enquiring Mind , March 23, 2017 at 2:24 pm
Just reading what all of you guys have written about the prevailing atmosphere in the so called
intellectual community, which is much more serious than the atmosphere in the nutty MSM, makes
me think of the Decline of the Roman Empire. Many people here are leftists, therefore they will
disagree with me, but I see absolutely solid parallels between Russia-hate and AGW. Both have
become religion for the vast majority of the Western intellectual class, devoid of the principal
tool of the intellectuals rationality. If you are a doubter, you will be ostracized .
Miranda Keefe , March 23, 2017 at 3:59 pm
They have no decency, sir.
At least McCarthy was right on the commie threat, even though his methods and execution were unsound.
Gregory Herr , March 23, 2017 at 7:52 pm
"At least McCarthy was right on the commie threat."
The US was the aggressor in the Cold War. The Soviet Union, after the war, wanted to continue
to co-exist under the spheres of influence agreed on by the US at Yalta.
When did the Democratic Party turn into the post-war war party? At the Democratic convention
in 1944 when the establishment did a coup against FDR's right hand man, his VP, his chosen
future VP and successor, the great Henry Wallace.
Wallace instead of Truman? One of the big "what might have been" turns of history.
"... At such a point, that might put the Democrats and Republicans in sync as two equally warmongering parties, but what good that would do for the American people and the world is hard to fathom. ..."
"... America's Stolen Narrative, ..."
Exclusive: The anti-Russia hysteria gripping the Democratic Party marks a "trading places" moment
as the Democrats embrace the New Cold War and the New McCarthyism, flipping the script on Republicans,
writes Robert Parry.
Caught up in the frenzy to delegitimize Donald Trump by blaming his victory on Russian meddling,
national Democrats are finishing the transformation of their party from one that was relatively supportive
of peace to one pushing for war, including a confrontation with nuclear-armed Russia.
This "trading places" moment was obvious in watching the belligerent tone of Democrats on the
House Intelligence Committee on Monday as they impugned the patriotism of any Trump adviser who may
have communicated with anyone connected to Russia.
Ranking Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, acknowledged that there was no hard evidence
of any Trump-Russia cabal, but he pressed ahead with what he called "circumstantial evidence of collusion,"
a kind of guilt-by-association conspiracy theory that made him look like a mild-mannered version
of Joe McCarthy.
Schiff cited by name a number of Trump's aides and associates who as The New York Times reported
were "believed to have some kind of contact or communications with Russians." These Americans,
whose patriotism was being questioned, included foreign policy adviser Carter Page, Trump's second
campaign manager Paul Manafort, political adviser Roger Stone and Trump's first national security
adviser retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.
In a 15-minute opening statement, Schiff summed up his circumstantial case by asking: "Is it possible
that all of these events and reports are completely unrelated and nothing more than an entirely unhappy
coincidence? Yes, it is possible. But it is also possible, maybe more than possible, that they are
not coincidental, not disconnected and not unrelated."
As an investigative journalist who has covered (and uncovered) national security scandals for
several decades, I would never accuse people of something as serious as betraying their country based
on nothing more than coincidences that, who knows, might not be coincidental.
Before we published anything on such topics, the news organizations that I worked for required
multiple layers of information from a variety of sources including insiders who could describe what
had happened and why. Such stories included Nicaraguan Contra cocaine smuggling, Oliver North's secret
Contra supply operation, and the Reagan campaign's undermining of President Carter's Iran-hostage
negotiations in 1980.
For breaking those stories, we still took enormous heat from Republicans, some Democrats who wanted
to show how bipartisan they were, and many establishment-protecting journalists, but the stories
contained strong evidence that misconduct occurred and we were highly circumspect in how the allegations
By contrast, national Democrats, some super-hawk Republicans and the establishment media are going
whole-hog on these vague suspicions of contacts between some Russians and some Americans who have
provided some help or advice to Trump.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin in a meeting room
at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, at the outset of a bilateral meeting on July 14, 2016. [State Department
Photo] Given the paucity of evidence both regarding the claims that Russia hacked Democratic emails
and slipped them to WikiLeaks, and the allegations that somehow Trump's advisers colluded in that
process it would appear that what is happening is a political maneuver to damage Trump politically
and possibly remove him from office.
But those machinations require the Democratic Party's continued demonization of Russia and implicitly
put the Democrats on the side of escalating New Cold War tensions, such as military support for the
fiercely anti-Russian regime in Ukraine which seized power in a 2014 U.S.-backed putsch overthrowing
elected President Viktor Yanukovych.
One of the attack lines that Democrats have used against Trump is that his people toned down language
in the Republican platform about shipping arms to the Ukrainian military, which includes battalions
of neo-Nazi fighters and has killed thousands of ethnic Russian Ukrainians in the east in what is
officially called an Anti-Terrorism Operation (or ATO).
The Democratic Party leaders have fully bought into the slanted Western narrative justifying the
violent overthrow of Yanukovych. They also have ignored the human rights of Ukraine's ethnic Russian
minorities, which voted overwhelmingly in Crimea and the Donbass to secede from post-coup Ukraine.
The more complex reality is simply summed up as a "Russian invasion."
Key Democrats also have pressed for escalation of the U.S. military attacks inside Syria to force
"regime change" on Bashar al-Assad's secular government even if that risks another military confrontation
with Russia and a victory by Al Qaeda and other Sunni extremists.
In short, the national Democratic Party is turning itself into the more extreme war party. It's
not that the Republicans have become all that dovish; it's just that the Democrats have become all
that hawkish. The significance of this change can hardly be overstated.
Since late in the Vietnam War, the Democrats have acted as the more restrained of the two major
parties on issues of war, with the Republicans associated with tough-guy rhetoric and higher military
spending. By contrast, Democrats generally were more hesitant to rush into foreign wars and confrontations
(although they were far from pacifists).
Daniel Ellsberg on the cover of Time after leaking the Pentagon Papers
Especially after the revelations of the Pentagon Papers in the 1971 revealing the government deceptions
used to pull the American people into the Vietnam War, Democrats questioned shady rationalizations
for other wars.
Some Democratic skepticism continued into the 1980s as President Ronald Reagan was
modernizing U.S. propaganda techniques to whitewash the gross human rights crimes of right-wing
regimes in Central America and to blacken the reputations of Nicaragua's Sandinistas and other leftists.
The Democratic resolve against war propaganda began to crack by the mid-to-late 1980s around
Reagan's Grenada invasion and George H.W. Bush's attack on Panama. By then, the Republicans had enjoyed
nearly two decades of bashing the Democrats as "weak on defense" from George McGovern to Jimmy
Carter to Walter Mondale to Michael Dukakis.
But the Democratic Party's resistance to dubious war rationalizations collapsed in 1991 over George
H.W. Bush's Persian Gulf War, in which the President
less violent solutions (even ones favored by the U.S. military) to assure a dramatic ground-war
victory after which Bush declared, "By God, we've kicked the Vietnam Syndrome once and for all."
Fearful of being labeled disloyal to "the troops" and "weak," national Democrats scrambled to
show their readiness to kill. In 1992, Gov. Bill Clinton left the campaign trail to return to Arkansas
to oversee the execution of the mentally impaired Ricky Ray Rector.
During his presidency, Clinton deployed so-called "smart power" aggressively, including maintaining
harsh sanctions on Iraq even as they led to the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi
children. He also intervened in the Yugoslavian civil war by bombing civilian targets in Belgrade
the lethal destruction of the Serb TV station for the supposed offense of broadcasting "propaganda."
After the 9/11 attacks in 2001, many leading congressional Democrats including presidential
hopefuls John Kerry, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton voted to authorize President George W. Bush
to invade Iraq. Though they offered various excuses (especially after the Iraq War went badly), the
obvious real reason was their fear of being labeled "soft" in Republican attack ads.
The American public's revulsion over the Iraq War and the resulting casualties contributed to
Barack Obama's election. But he, too, moved to protect his political flanks by staffing his young
administration with hawks, such as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates
and Gen. (and later CIA Director) David Petraeus. Despite receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, Obama
also became comfortable with continuing Bush's wars and starting some of his own, such as the bombing
war against Libya and the violent subversion of Syria.
By nominating Hillary Clinton in 2016, the Democratic Party completed its transformation into
the Party of War. Clinton not only ran as an unapologetic hawk in the Democratic primaries against
Sen. Bernie Sanders urging, for instance, a direct U.S. military invasion of Syria to create "no
fly zones" but positioned herself as a harsh critic of Trump's hopes to reduce hostilities with
Russia, deeming the Republican nominee Vladimir Putin's "puppet."
Ironically, Trump's shocking victory served to solidify the Democratic Party's interest in pushing
for a military confrontation with Russia over Ukraine. After all, baiting Trump over his alleged
"softness" toward Russia has become the centerpiece of Democratic hopes for somehow ousting Trump
or at least crippling his presidency. Any efforts by Trump to ease those tensions will be cited as
prima facie evidence that he is Putin's "Manchurian candidate."
Being Joe McCarthy
National Democrats and their media supporters don't even seem troubled by the parallels between
their smears of Americans for alleged contacts with Russians and Sen. Joe McCarthy's guilt-by-association
hearings of the early Cold War. Every link to Russia no matter how tenuous or disconnected from
Trump's election is trumpeted by Democrats and across the mainstream news media.
Lawyer Roy Cohn (right) with Sen. Joseph McCarthy.
But it's not even clear that this promotion of the New Cold War and the New McCarthyism will redound
to the Democrats' political advantage. Clinton apparently thought that her embrace of a neoconservative
foreign policy would bring in many "moderate" Republicans opposed to Trump's criticism of the Bush-Obama
wars, but exit polls showed Republicans largely rallying to their party's nominee.
Meanwhile, there were many anti-war Democrats who have become deeply uncomfortable with the party's
new hawkish persona. In the 2016 election, some peace Democrats voted for third parties or didn't
vote at all for president, although it's difficult to assess how instrumental those defections were
in costing Clinton the key states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.
More broadly, the Democratic obsession with Russia and the hopes for somehow exploiting those
investigations in order to oust Trump have distracted the party from a necessary autopsy into why
the Democrats have lost so much ground over the past decade.
While many Democratic leaders and activists are sliding into full-scale conspiracy-mode over the
Russia-Trump story, they are not looking at the party's many mistakes and failings, such as:
- Why did party leaders push so hard to run an unpopular establishment candidate in a strongly
anti-establishment year? Was it the fact that many are beholden to the Clinton cash machine?
- How can Democrats justify the undemocratic use of "super-delegates" to make many rank-and-file
voters feel that the process is rigged in favor of the establishment's choice?
- What can the Democratic Party do to reengage with many working-class voters, especially downwardly
mobile whites, to stop the defection of this former Democratic base to Trump's populism?
- Do national Democrats understand how out of touch they are with the future as they insist that
the United States must remain the sole military superpower in a uni-polar world when the world is
rapidly shifting toward a multi-polar reality?
Yet, rather than come up with new strategies to address the future, Democratic leaders would rather
pretend that Putin is at fault for the Trump presidency and hope that the U.S. intelligence community
with its fearsome surveillance powers can come up with enough evidence to justify Trump's impeachment.
Then, of course, the Democrats would be stuck with President Mike Pence, a more traditional Religious
Right Republican whose first step on foreign policy would be to turn it over to neocon Senators John
McCain and Lindsey Graham, a move that would likely mean a new wave of "regime change" wars.
At such a point, that might put the Democrats and Republicans in sync as two equally warmongering
parties, but what good that would do for the American people and the world is hard to fathom.
[For more on this topic, see Consortiumnews.com's "
Yes, Hillary Clinton Is a Neocon " and "
Democrats Are Now the Aggressive War Party .]
Investigative reporter Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press
and Newsweek in the 1980s. You can buy his latest book, America's Stolen Narrative,
print here or as an e-book (from
"... Democrats are so eager to take down President Trump that they are joining forces with the Surveillance State to trample the privacy rights of people close to Trump, ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley tells Dennis J Bernstein. ..."
"... 'Red Scare' fear of Communism" famously associated with legendary FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover who collaborated with Sen. Joe McCarthy's hunt for disloyal Americans in the late 1940s and early 1950s. ..."
Democrats are so eager to take down President Trump that they are joining forces with the
Surveillance State to trample the privacy rights of people close to Trump, ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley
tells Dennis J Bernstein.
Since Donald Trump's election, former Special FBI Agent Coleen Rowley has been alarmed over how
Democratic hawks, neocons and other associates in the "deep state" have obsessed over "resurrecting
the ghost of Joseph McCarthy" and have built political support for a permanent war policy around
hatred of Russia.
Rowley, whose 2002 memo to the FBI Director exposed some of the FBI's pre-9/11failures, compared
the current anti-Russia hysteria to "the
'Red Scare' fear of Communism" famously associated with legendary FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover
who collaborated with Sen. Joe McCarthy's hunt for disloyal Americans in the late 1940s and early
In an interview, Rowley told me that while Trump was wrong about his claim that President Obama
ordered a surveillance "tapp" of Trump Tower, the broader point may have been correct as explained
by House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, R-California, who described how U.S. intelligence apparently
picked up conversations by Trump associates while monitoring other targets.
Dennis Bernstein: A former high-level FBI whistleblower says Trump is vindicated on his claims
of being surveilled by the previous administration. Joining us to take a close look at what's been
going on, what's been unfolding in Washington, D.C. is Coleen Rowley. She's a former FBI special
agent and division council. She wrote a May 2002 memo to the FBI director that exposed some of the
FBI's pre-9/11 failures, major failures. She was Time magazine's person of the year in 2002. Help
us explain what chairman Nunes reported in terms of the collecting process and Trumps innocence or
... ... ...
CR: Well, I don't think there has and it's not just myself, it's really most of our veteran intelligence
professionals, retired CIA, retired NSA, we've all been conferring for a while on this. And we have
asked, we actually put out a memo asking for evidence. Because it's just been assertions and innuendoes,
We see a lot of demonization of the Russian T.V. channel. But we have not seen any actual evidence
of Russians and there's a lot of reasons to think that this would be illogical. Even if, and I would
grant that Comey mentioned this in his testimony, that Putin and other top Russians hated Hillary
Clinton. Well, even if you assume that, that they didn't like Hillary Clinton, as much as Donald
Trump. They considered Donald Trump their lesser evil, or whatever. Even if you think that, why would
they take the risk? Because, at the time Hillary Clinton surprised everyone by everyone thought
she was going to win. So it would have been completely illogical for them to have done these things,
to take that kind of a risk, when it was presumed that she was going to be the next president. There's
just so many things here that don't add up, and don't make sense.
FBI Director James Comey
And yet, and yet, because our mainstream media is owned by what? half a dozen big conglomerates,
all connected to the military industrial complex, they continue with the scenario of that old movie
the Russians are coming! the Russians are coming! And unfortunately the Democrat Party has become
the war party, very clearly. They're the ones that don't see the dangers in ginning up this very
dangerous narrative of going after Russia, as meddling, or whatever. And they should ask for, we
all should ask for the full evidence of this. If this is case, then we deserve to know the truth
about it. And, so far, we haven't seen anything. Look at that report. There's nothing in it.
DB: And, this is the same media who for the last ever since Trump claimed that he was wiretapped
using the wrong terminology, these
journalists they couldn't stop saying "if he did lie, this is a felony. He did lie. He did accuse
the former president of the United States " So, you're saying, based on your long experience and
information this was just a confusion of a term of art, and the idea of the possibility of Trump
Towers being under investigation, this was all incredibly not strange, not crazy, and totally normal
in the context of an investigation.
CR: Yes, and I again, there could be grounds for legitimate investigation of the periphery of
the Trump campaign, certain staffers. And you know what, corruption in Washington, D.C. is quite
rampant. And I think many, many of the politicians if they actually put them under the microscope
they could find just as you look at foreign leaders, Netanyahu was indicted for corruption, whatever.
It's not uncommon to have conflicts of interests, and under the table deals. That's very possible.
So, that's not what our news is saying. Our mainstream news is saying that, what you said at the
beginning, the Russians own Trump, and basically that this has undermined our democracy and our electoral
process. That part of it we have seen no evidence of. And, Trump is partially vindicated, because
obviously whether he was personally targeted, his campaign at least seems to have been monitored,
at least in part.
DB: Were you amazed that, for instance, the FBI director raised the issue of the Clinton investigation,
but not the Trump investigation?
CR: Well, I've been trying to figure that out. Because back, during when he went public, he
was put into the spot because Loretta Lynch should have been the one to be public on these things.
But she was tainted because of having met with Bill Clinton on the tarmac. And so my explanation
was that that Comey shouldered the burden from Loretta Lynch. He was doing her a favor in a way because
he thought it would look like this is more independent and more professional coming from the FBI.
Because at the time Loretta Lynch was under a cloud. And I think that is the explanation for why
he was so public at the time.
And, of course, things have developed the summer, if any investigation started during the summer,
again, it was not known. It was probably legitimate if they got some information in about some act
of corruption, or whatever, it was certainly legitimate. But since this summer what has happened
is this whole narrative has just gone on steroids, because of the leaks about the Russians, etc.
And the fact that they put out this report, the FBI, the NSA, and the director of National Intelligence.
And I think that that's the problem right now is the public just is so confused because there has
been so much wrong information out there in the media. And no one knows what to believe.
Actually, to Comey's credit he did say this a couple of times that these media accounts are not
accurate. And, I think that, again, we there's been a lot of "sources" anonymous sources which I
do not think are whistleblowers. But these anonymous sources seem to have come from political operatives,
and even higher level people. I'm guessing some of this came from the Obama administration appointees,
not Obama, of course, personally.
And, who knows if he knew anything about this, but some of those prior appointees, I think, when
all is said and done will be seen as the ones, if they can ever uncover this. It's hard with anonymous
sources. But I think they were probably the ones leading this. And maybe over time we can get back
to some sanity here without so much of this planted information, and wrongful leaks. And I, again,
I'm all for whistle blowing. But, I don't agree with leaks like Scooter Libby's where they were actually
using the media to plant false info.
Mar 24, 2017 9:17 PM
Mar 24, 2017 9:34 PM
Whether the Soviet union exists or not has nothing to do with it. USA MUST always have an enemy
to divert the sheeple's attention that their so called American dream is really a nightmare. Besides,
USA's empire is failing and Russia is getting stronger. of course USA will be pissed off about
Mar 24, 2017 9:21 PM
"Oceania was at war with Eurasia; therefore Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia."
I'm glad to have lived to see them almost fail. When I first read this in 1984, by coincidence,
there seemed to be no end in sight. As soon as the USSR failed they replaced it with terrorism(Eastasia)....
Mar 24, 2017 9:36 PM
Help out of you can. Seth Rich was exposing corruption with the DNC against Bernie
Sanders. He was mysteriously shot in the back last summer, but his wallet and
watch weren't taken.
Mar 24, 2017 9:58 PM
I still can't figure this Russiophobia out. We went from a path to mutual arms
reduction and normalizing relations to the shitstorm in Ukraine and Syria. I think
I know who started that whole mess, but I still haven't figured out why other than
maintaining friendly control of European petrochemicals.
We went from Bush II and Vlad fishing and hanging out at the ranch to where we are today. WTF happened?
Mar 24, 2017 9:39 PM
Same here. This new obsession is complete and utter insanity.
The leftists in
the US remind me of the revolutionaries in Bolshevik Russia. They want a
revolution and dream of communal living.
Communal living is my worst nightmare! Anyone that has shared a house with
roomies soon understands that one person pays the bills while another eats all
the food and one person cleans the toilet while everyone else makes a mess of
the entire place. Communal living sounds great, in theory. In practice? It
Mar 24, 2017 9:49 PM
Nobodies "Russo-phobic". That's the story they're trying to sell the world.
That's just a convenient excuse for retaliating on Ukraine, Syria and now Trump.
Russia and Putin have become like Mr. Clean in the household.
Good for every mess you make.
"This is an American implosion. An historic Made-in-America
meltdown. And Russophobia is but a symptom of the internal decay at the heart
of US politics."
More importantly, it is a decay in the electorate and how it relates to the
elected (isn't that the real heart of US politics?)
And so the elected, naturally, have become a corrupt mass of opportunists.
This is why they ("We") invented Rule of Law. We just have to give a damn like
We mean it.
"... Why should anyone in the working or middle class believe that voting for a Democrat is in their interest given the way in which the Democratic Party has been co-opted by the neoliberal ideology that brought us the draconian social welfare and irresponsible financial deregulatory legislation of the 1990s that led to the Crash of 2008? ..."
"... Why would they rally around a candidate who had lost the 2008 primary and who could barely win in 2016 without the party's rigging the primaries in her favor? ..."
"... Why would their candidate refuse to offer any kind of coherent message around the issue that propelled her two Democratic predecessors into office--it's the economy, stupid? ..."
"... As Blackford says, "the main story is the incompetence of the Democrats." The only question is whether their incompetence is willful or not. ..."
"... Wall Street supplied the money. ..."
"... LOL! A centrist party that has been triangulating -- chasing oligarch tail -- for decades. The 2018 election is going to provide me some excellent schadenfreude. ..."
George H. Blackford
March 24, 2017 at 02:54 AM
2017 at 02:54 AM
False symmetry may be a part
of the story, but the main story is the incompetence of the Democrats. There was a 20
percentage point shift away from Democrats in Michigan from 2008 to 2016, a14 pp shift in
Pennsylvania, a 24 pp shift in Iowa, a 15 pp shift in Ohio, and a 24 pp shift in Indiana.
George H. Blackford
March 24, 2017 at 03:50 AM
Does anyone really believe these kinds of shifts from Obama to Trump and third party
candidates can be explained in terms of racism and bigotry or voters failing to understand
that they were voting against their own interests because of Republican flimflam?
The real question is: Why should those who shifted from Obama to Trump and third parties
have believed it would have been in their interest to vote for Hillary given her ties to
Wall Street and the way in which the Democrats abandoned home owners and bailed out Wall
Street during the crisis?
Why should anyone in the working or middle class believe that voting for a Democrat is
in their interest given the way in which the Democratic Party has been co-opted by the
neoliberal ideology that brought us the draconian social welfare and irresponsible
financial deregulatory legislation of the 1990s that led to the Crash of 2008?
Democrats have been running on a "lesser of two evils platform" for 30 years now. Why
would anyone be surprised that a significant portion of their base grasped at a straw when
given the chance?
Re: "Do you think Clinton is more Wall Street than Trump?"
It's not about what I think. It's about what the voters
think. For what it's worth, I think it is quite clear that
those voters who voted for Obama in 2008 and switched to
Trump in 2016 are grasping at straws, and they did that
because they saw no hope in voting for the Democratic Party.
George H. Blackford
-> jonny bakho...
March 24, 2017 at 05:26 AM
As for: "Clinton staved off a crash in the 90s by high
taxes." I think you are a bit confused on this. Not only was
the deregulation signed into law by Clinton responsible for
the Crash in 2008, his appointment of Greenspan facilitated
the dotcom and telecom bubbles of the 1990s, the bursting of
which led to the 2001 recession:
The real question is why do "voters want the free lunch of
tax cuts"? The reason is that Democratic Party, starting with
the Clintons, bought into the neoliberal ideology championed
by the Democratic Leadership Council and have refused to
challenge the Republican's free lunch arguments and tell the
voters that government programs are essential to our
economic, social, and political wellbeing and that they have
to be payid for. I believe that I have explained this quit
You'r wasting your time trying to convince me of this? I know
what the Clintons did for the banks in the 1990s:
George H. Blackford
March 24, 2017 at 05:51 AM
And you are not going to be able to convince those who
voted for Obama in 2008 and switched to Trump in 2016 either.
Blackie I love your stuff
George H. Blackford
March 24, 2017 at 07:14 AM
The main line power core Democrats
have layed their horrible liberal supporters and their
minority bases like side walk gulls
And he gulls ...god bless em ... just can't believe
the sunny side of all street all these past 25 plus years
Bernie tried to blow the whistle Ralph Nader tried to blow
You really have to wonder if Democrats are trying to lose.
JohnH -> EMichael...
March 24, 2017 at 07:59 AM
Why else would the party's elite rally around a candidate
who had huge negatives and try to block anyone else from
Why would they rally around a candidate who had lost the
2008 primary and who could barely win in 2016 without the
party's rigging the primaries in her favor?
Why would they refuse to sack an inept congressional
leadership that had lost three straight elections?
Why would their candidate refuse to offer any kind of
coherent message around the issue that propelled her two
Democratic predecessors into office--it's the economy,
Why would the pigheadedly refuse to do a post mortem of
their failure and insist on blaming Putin instead?
As Blackford says, "the main story is the incompetence of
the Democrats." The only question is whether their
incompetence is willful or not.
"Other than a insignificant number of insane people, no one
voted fro Obama and then voted for Trump"
RGC -> jonny bakho...
March 24, 2017 at 06:49 AM
to EMichael, lots of Rust Belt voters must be
insane...exactly the kind of disdain and disparagement that
made them switch their vote in the first place.
EMichael, ever the partisan hack, still can't come to
terms with the fact that Obama and Hillary ignored the
concerns working class voters...the real reason they voted
Could EMichael's delusional denial be characterized as
insanity? Or just a partisan hack ineptly doing his job?
"Wall Street has little to do with it"
Tom aka Rusty -> RGC...
March 24, 2017 at 07:43 AM
Wall Street supplied the money.
George H. Blackford
March 24, 2017 at 06:05 AM
The reason I post all this BS is that as far as I can see,
the only hope for the country is for the DAs in the
Democratic Party to wake up and face reality.
George H. Blackford
March 24, 2017 at 06:37 AM
I fear that if Democrats' do not wake up and they continue
down the same neoliberal path they have been traveling since
Carter--a path that led directly to Trump--even if we survive
Trump and Democrats do regain power again, the demigod that
follows the disaster that results is going to be even worse
"There is no fun in being in the middle, yet that is where
the ability to wield power and effectively governing resides:
in the middle. It's not pretty. it's not graceful. America
exists as it does today only because we have been able to
compromise for a long time. It's that ability to comprise
that has been lost in great volume."
yuan -> kthomas...
March 24, 2017 at 07:22 AM
You seem to be missing
my point: TRUMP IS PRESIDENT!
The things we are taking from the right DON'T WORK!
They are a disaster:
A centrist party that has been triangulating -- chasing
oligarch tail -- for decades.
The 2018 election is going to
provide me some excellent schadenfreude.
George H. Blackford
March 24, 2017 at 07:38 AM
Not exactly: "even if we survive Trump and Democrats do
regain power again, the demigod that follows the disaster
that results is going to be even worse than Trump."
George H. Blackford
March 24, 2017 at 07:55 AM
Democrat follows Trump, his/her job will be to normalize and
put a bipartisan imprimatur on what Trump did. That was
Obama's role on many issues, including torture, Guantanamo,
and NSA spying.
I think you may be missing my point.
George H. Blackford
March 24, 2017 at 08:04 AM
Getting along is exactly what Bill Clinton did and it led
to 2008. It's also what Pelosi and Obama did and it led to
the loss of congress. It's also what more-of-the-same Hillary
promised to do, and it led to Trump.(
The so-called center today is neoliberal nonsense that
leads to disaster. If we can survive the current disaster,
the only hope to avoid another disaster in the future is for
the Democrats to move the center back to a point where it is
possible avoid an even worse disaster:
Fat chance! "the only hope to avoid another disaster in the
future is for the Democrats to move the center back to a
point where it is possible avoid an even worse disaster."
The DNC is adamant about NOT learning any lessons from their
election debacle. But they are counting on Republicans to
screw up so that they can have their turn in power.
"... However, the power of the Russophobia propaganda technique over the wider population seems to have greatly diminished from its Cold War heyday. This is partly due to more diverse global communications which challenge the previous Western monopoly for controlling narrative and perception. Contemporary Russophobia demonizing Russian President Vladimir Putin or Russian military forces does not have the same potency for scaring the Western public. Indeed, due to greater diversity in global news media sources, it is fair to say that "official" Western depictions of Russia as an enemy, for example allegedly about to invade Europe or allegedly interfering in electoral politics, are met with a healthy skepticism if not ridicule by many Western citizens. ..."
"... What is increasingly apparent here is a gaping chasm between the political class and the wider public on the matter of Russophobia. This is true for Western countries generally, but especially in the US. The political class the lawmakers in Washington and the mainstream news media are frenzied by claims that Russia interfered in the US presidential elections and that Russia has some kind of sinister leverage on the presidency of Donald Trump. ..."
"... Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov this week dismissed the Congressional hearings into alleged Russian interference in US politics. He aptly said that US lawmakers and the corporate media have become "entangled" in their own fabrications. "They are trying to find evidence for conclusions that they have already made", said Peskov. ..."
"... There seems to be a collective delusional mindset. ..."
"... the ruling class have fabricated their own excuse for demise by blaming it all on Russia. ..."
"... The American ruling class cannot accept, or come to terms, with the fact of systemic failure in their own political system. The election of Trump is a symptom of this failure and the widespread disillusionment among voters towards the two-party train wreck of Republicans and Democrats. That is why the specter of Russian interference in the US political system had to be conjured up, by necessity, as a way of "explaining" the abject failure and the ensuing popular revolt. ..."
"... Russophobia was rehabilitated from the Cold War closet by the American political establishment to distract from the glaring internal collapse of American politics ..."
"... The toxic political atmosphere of Russophobia in Washington is unprecedented. The Trump administration is being crippled at every turn from conducting normal political business under a toxic cloud of suspicion that it is guilty of treason from colluding with Russia. ..."
"... When Trump's Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was reported to be skipping a NATO summit next month but was planning to visit Moscow later in the same month, the itinerary was interpreted as a sign of untoward Russian influence. ..."
"... What makes the spectacle of political infighting so unprecedented is that there is such little evidence to back up allegations of Trump-Russia collusion. It is preponderantly based on innuendo and anonymous leaks to the media, which are then recycled as "evidence". ..."
"... Devin Nunes, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said earlier this week that he has seen no actual evidence among classified documents indicating any collusion between the Trump campaign team and the Russian government. ..."
"... Yet, FBI chief James Comey told Congress that his agency was pursuing a potentially criminal investigation into the Trump administration, while at the same time not confirming or denying the existence of any evidence. ..."
"... And, as already noted, this declaration of open-ended snooping by Comey on the White House was met with avid approval by political opponents of Trump, both on Capitol Hill and in the corporate media. ..."
"... Let's just assume for a moment that the whole Trump-Russia collusion story is indeed fake. That it is groundless, a figment of imagination. There are solid reasons to believe that is the case. But let's just assume here that it is fake for the sake of argument. ..."
"... This is an American implosion. An historic Made-in-America meltdown. And Russophobia is but a symptom of the internal decay at the heart of US politics. ..."
There was a time when Russophobia served as an effective form of population control used by the
American ruling class in particular to command the general US population into patriotic loyalty.
Not any longer. Now, Russophobia is a sign of weakness, of desperate implosion among the US ruling
class from their own rotten, internal decay.
This propaganda technique worked adequately well during the Cold War decades when the former Soviet
Union could be easily demonized as "godless communism" and an "evil empire". Such stereotypes, no
matter how false, could be sustained largely because of the monopoly control of Western media by
governments and official regulators.
The Soviet Union passed away more than a quarter of a century ago, but Russophobia among the US
political class is more virulent than ever.
This week it was evident from Congressional
hearings in Washington into alleged Russian interference in US politics that large sections of
American government and establishment media are fixated by Russophobia and a belief that Russia is
a malign foreign adversary.
However, the power of the Russophobia propaganda technique over the wider population seems
to have greatly diminished from its Cold War heyday. This is partly due to more diverse global communications
which challenge the previous Western monopoly for controlling narrative and perception. Contemporary
Russophobia demonizing Russian President Vladimir Putin or Russian military forces does not have
the same potency for scaring the Western public. Indeed, due to greater diversity in global news
media sources, it is fair to say that "official" Western depictions of Russia as an enemy, for example
allegedly about to invade Europe or allegedly interfering in electoral politics, are met with a healthy
skepticism if not ridicule by many Western citizens.
What is increasingly apparent here is a gaping chasm between the political class and the wider
public on the matter of Russophobia. This is true for Western countries generally, but especially
in the US. The political class the lawmakers in Washington and the mainstream news media are
frenzied by claims that Russia interfered in the US presidential elections and that Russia has some
kind of sinister leverage on the presidency of Donald Trump.
But this frenzy of Russophobia is not reflected among the wider public of ordinary American citizens.
Rabid accusations that Russia hacked the computers of Trump's Democrat rival Hillary Clinton to spread
damaging information about her; that this alleged sabotage of American democracy was an "act of war";
that President Trump is guilty of "treason" by "colluding" with a "Russian influence campaign"
all of these sensational claims seem to be only a preoccupation of the privileged political class
. Most ordinary Americans, concerned about making a living in a crumbling society, either don't buy
the claims or view them as idle chatter.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov this week dismissed the Congressional hearings into alleged
Russian interference in US politics. He aptly said that US lawmakers and the corporate media have
become "entangled" in their own fabrications. "They are trying to find evidence for conclusions that
they have already made", said Peskov.
Other suitable imagery is that the US political class are tilting at windmills, chasing their
own tails, or running from their own shadows. There seems to be a collective delusional mindset.
Unable to accept the reality that the governing structure of the US has lost legitimacy in the
eyes of the people, that the people rebelled by electing an outsider in the form of business mogul-turned-politician
Donald Trump, that the collapse of American traditional politics is due to the atrophy of its bankrupt
capitalist economy over several decades the ruling class have fabricated their own excuse for
demise by blaming it all on Russia.
The American ruling class cannot accept, or come to terms, with the fact of systemic failure
in their own political system. The election of Trump is a symptom of this failure and the widespread
disillusionment among voters towards the two-party train wreck of Republicans and Democrats. That
is why the specter of Russian interference in the US political system had to be conjured up, by necessity,
as a way of "explaining" the abject failure and the ensuing popular revolt.
Russophobia was rehabilitated from the Cold War closet by the American political establishment
to distract from the glaring internal collapse of American politics.
The corrosive, self-destruction seems to know no bounds. James Comey, the head of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation,
told Congress this week that the White House is being probed for illicit contacts with Russia.
This dramatic notice served by Comey was greeted with general approval by political opponents of
the Trump administration, as well as by news media outlets.
The New York Times said the FBI was in effect holding a "criminal investigation at the doorstep
of the White House".
Other news outlets are openly
airing discussions on the probability of President Trump being impeached from office.
The toxic political atmosphere of Russophobia in Washington is unprecedented. The Trump administration
is being crippled at every turn from conducting normal political business under a toxic cloud of
suspicion that it is guilty of treason from colluding with Russia.
President Trump has run afoul with Republicans in Congress over his planned healthcare reforms
because many Republicans are taking issue instead over the vaunted Russian probe.
When Trump's Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was
to be skipping a NATO summit next month but was planning to visit Moscow later in the same month,
the itinerary was interpreted as a sign of untoward Russian influence.
What makes the spectacle of political infighting so unprecedented is that there is such little
evidence to back up allegations of Trump-Russia collusion. It is preponderantly based on innuendo
and anonymous leaks to the media, which are then recycled as "evidence".
Devin Nunes, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said earlier this
week that he has seen no actual evidence among classified documents indicating any collusion between
the Trump campaign team and the Russian government.
Even former senior intelligence officials, James Clapper and Michael Morell who are no friends
of Trump, have lately admitted in media interviews that there is no such evidence.
Yet, FBI chief James Comey told Congress that his agency was pursuing a potentially criminal
investigation into the Trump administration, while at the same time not confirming or denying the
existence of any evidence.
And, as already noted, this declaration of open-ended snooping by Comey on the White House
was met with avid approval by political opponents of Trump, both on Capitol Hill and in the corporate
Let's just assume for a moment that the whole Trump-Russia collusion story is indeed fake.
That it is groundless, a figment of imagination. There are solid reasons to believe that is the case.
But let's just assume here that it is fake for the sake of argument.
That then means that the Washington seat of government and the US presidency are tearing themselves
apart in a futile civil war.
The real war here is a power struggle within the US in the context of ruling parties no longer
having legitimacy to govern.
This is an American implosion. An historic Made-in-America meltdown. And Russophobia is but
a symptom of the internal decay at the heart of US politics.
NSA To Provide "Smoking Gun" Proof Obama Spied On Trump
Mar 23, 2017 6:56 PM
Mar 23, 2017 7:23 PM
Mr Nunes should probably stay away from Texas hunting lodges and high
just sayin' .
DRAIN THE SWAMP.
Mar 23, 2017 7:46
Who ever makes "Obama For Prison 2017" T-Shrits is goi g to make a
2017 7:57 PM
Expect some variation of this story below to come
from the upcomine revelations. Trump and Nunes want
to not only demonstrate that Obama was scum, but put
a major wedge between the DNC and Jews and Israel:
BOMBSHELL: Trump Surveillance Data Captured Due to
Obama Spying on Israel, not Russia
Mar 23, 2017 7:44 PM
So many crimes, so few diversions
Mar 23, 2017 8:13 PM
Firstly, there would have to be sufficient information
showing Obama initiated the spying. Unless Obama has
political knives out after him, these facts won't come out
Secondly, the media, and other powers-that-be
would muddy the water. We'll never know *who* and *why* of
Thirdly, if the NSA comes out with genuine evidence, then
we may be able to assume there IS a conflict between the FBI,
the CIA vs the NSA. That, in itself, would be very relevant
Growing conflicts in any large government are not
conducive to a smooth-operating empire.
Mar 23, 2017 7:28 PM
More likely conflicts within each organization.
maybe you are right and the NSA are the good guys. Maybe
Snowden did what he did because the NSA itself is not
happy about what they are told to do. Snowden did not go
rogue but is following orders from within NSA.
It could also be that the NSA dropped vault 7 onto
WikiLeaks as well as the various Hillary leaks during the
McCain is alledgedly the White House leaker
And NYPD says Hillary knew that Wiener was sexing underage girl
& did not report it to authorities. The NYPD was prevented from
pursuing charges against her.
"... Freedom Watch lawyer Larry Klayman has a whistle-blower who has stated on the record, publicly, he has 47 hard drives with over 600,000,00 pages of secret CIA documents that detail all the domestic spying operations, and likely much much more. ..."
"... The rabbit hole goes very deep here. Attorney Klayman has stated he has been trying to out this for 2 years, and was stonewalled by swamp creatures, so he threatened to go public this week. Several very interesting videos, and a public letter, are out there, detailing all this. Nunes very likely saw his own conversations transcripted from surveillance taken at Trump Tower (he was part of the transition team), and realized the jig was up. Melania has moved out of Trump Tower to stay elsewhere, I am sure after finding out that many people in Washington where watching them at home in their private residence, whichi is also why Pres Trump sent out those famous angry tweets 2 weeks ago. Democrats on the Committee (and many others) are liars, and very possibly traitors, which is probably why Nunes neglected to inform them. Nunes did follow proper procedures, notifying Ryan first etc, you can ignore the MSM bluster there ..observe Nunes body language in the 2 videos of his dual press briefings he gave today, he appears shocked, angry, disturbed etc. ..."
"... This all stems from Obama's Jan 16 signing of the order broadening "co-operation" between the NSA and everybody else in Washington, so that mid-level analysts at almost any agency could now look at raw NSA intercepts, that is where all the "leaks" and "unmasking" are coming from. ..."
"... AG Lynch, Obama, and countless others knew, or should have known, all about this, but I am sure they will play the usual "I was too stupid too know what was going on in my own organization" card. ..."
March 22, 2017 at 6:56 pm
So I see where Nunes in a ZeroHedge posting says that there might have been
"incidental surveillance" of "Trump" (?Trump associates? ?Trump tower? ?Trump
Now to the average NC reader, it kinda goes without saying. But I don't think
Trump understands the scope of US government "surveillance" and I don't think
the average citizen, certainly not the average Trump supporter, does either
the nuances and subtleties of it the supposed "safeguards".
I can understand the rationale for it .but this goes to show that when you
give people an opportunity to use secret information for their own
purposes .they will use secret information for their own purposes.
And at some point, the fact of the matter that the law regarding the
"incidental" leaking appears to have been broken, and that this leaking IMHO
was purposefully broken for political purposes .is going to come to the fore.
Like bringing up "fake news" some of these people on the anti Trump side seem
not just incapable of playing 11th dimensional chess, they seem incapable of
winning tic tac toe .
Was Obama behind it? I doubt it and I don't think it would be provable. But
it seems like the intelligence agencies are spending more time monitoring
repubs than Al queda. Now maybe repubs are worse than Al queda I think its
time we have a real debate instead of the pseudo debates and start asking how
useful the CIA is REALLY. (and we can ask how useful repubs and dems are too)
March 22, 2017 at 8:45 pm
If Obama taped the information, stuffed the tape in one of Michelle's
shoeboxes, then hid the shoebox in the Whitehouse basement, he could be in
trouble. Ivanka is sure to search any shoeboxes she finds.
March 23, 2017 at 2:57 am
Oh the Trump supporters are all over this, don't worry. There are many
more levels to what is going on than what is reported in the fakenews MSM.
Adm Roger of NSA made his November visit to Trump Tower, after a SCIF was
installed there, to .be interviewed for a job uh-huh yeah.
Freedom Watch lawyer Larry Klayman has a whistle-blower who has
stated on the record, publicly, he has 47 hard drives with over 600,000,00
pages of secret CIA documents that detail all the domestic spying
operations, and likely much much more.
The rabbit hole goes very deep here. Attorney Klayman has stated he
has been trying to out this for 2 years, and was stonewalled by swamp
creatures, so he threatened to go public this week. Several very interesting
videos, and a public letter, are out there, detailing all this. Nunes very
likely saw his own conversations transcripted from surveillance taken at
Trump Tower (he was part of the transition team), and realized the jig was
up. Melania has moved out of Trump Tower to stay elsewhere, I am sure after
finding out that many people in Washington where watching them at home in
their private residence, whichi is also why Pres Trump sent out those famous
angry tweets 2 weeks ago. Democrats on the Committee (and many others) are
liars, and very possibly traitors, which is probably why Nunes neglected to
inform them. Nunes did follow proper procedures, notifying Ryan first etc,
you can ignore the MSM bluster there ..observe Nunes body language in the 2
videos of his dual press briefings he gave today, he appears shocked, angry,
You all should be happy, because although Pres Trump has been vindicated
here on all counts, the more important story for you is that the old line
Democratic Party looks about to sink under the wieght of thier own lies and
This all stems from Obama's Jan 16 signing of the order
broadening "co-operation" between the NSA and everybody else in Washington,
so that mid-level analysts at almost any agency could now look at raw NSA
intercepts, that is where all the "leaks" and "unmasking" are coming from.
AG Lynch, Obama, and countless others knew, or should have known, all
about this, but I am sure they will play the usual "I was too stupid too
know what was going on in my own organization" card.
23, 2017 at 5:12 am
I'm not seeing any links here.
23, 2017 at 4:08 am
> Was Obama behind it? I doubt it and I don't think it would be provable
I think he knew about it. After fulminating about weedy technicalities,
let me just say that
Obama's EO12333 expansion made sure that whatever anti-Trump information got
picked up by the intelligence community could be spread widely, and would be
hard to trace back to an individual source
"... Revealing this is treason. ..."
"... People will die. ..."
March 22, 2017 at 9:40 pm
showing evidence that Trump Tower was specifically
monitored during the Obama administration, although the probe was
targeting Russian mafia and not Trump and was done well before he
declared his candidacy.
The FBI did wiretap Trump Tower to monitor Russian activity,
but it had nothing to do with the 2016 Presidential election, it
has been reported.
Between 2011 and 2013 the Bureau had a warrant to spy on a
high-level criminal Russian money-laundering ring, which
operated in unit 63A of the iconic skyscraper - three floors
below Mr Trump's penthouse.
Not exactly a confirmation of Trump's rather wild claims, but
Still waiting for
evidence to appear that Russians
interfered with the elections or colluded with Trump.
March 22, 2017 at 5:29 pm
Ok, so they were just after the Russian mafia, phew I feel
better already. So they got the felons and they are all
What utter BS! Why is Semion Mogilevitch still at large in
Hungary and no extradition process? What about Felix Sater and
Steve Wynn and on and on. Why are they incapable of prosecuting
mafia mobsters and instead chasing politicians?
23, 2017 at 3:25 am
That said, it was what
happening potentially to all
citizens, not just Donald
Trump. I dislike this
intensely, but why should
Trump get special
dispensation over other
citizens? Would like to know
the reason for that.
Like Watergate, it's really
about the denial or the lying.
"When did you know about
the, er, collecting?"
For how many days have we
ridiculed Trump for his
March 23, 2017 at 10:38 am
> He can join the other 310 million of us who can be "incidentally
Didn't your mother tell you that 310 million wrongs don't make a
Neither party establishment cares about that quaint concept, civil
liberties. If Obama's flip flip on FISA reform in July 2008, giving the
telcos retroactive immunity for Bush's warrantless surveillance, didn't
convince you, then his 17-city paramilitary crackdown on Occupy should
Code Name D
March 22, 2017 at 3:15 pm
Not to mention monitoring a politician opens up a whole new can of
worms. I'm convinced Trump must pretty clean relatively because the IC
hasn't gotten rid of him yet and you know they have all of his
I'm with Lambert on neither party caring. I knew all I needed to when
Obama voted for FISA and the following years just reinforced how
corrupt the Dems were. There is an import point here though. I don't
think Trump would have thought that all of the surveillance would be
applied to him personally. It was just about other people. It was
probably a legitimate eye opener. Now Trump is at the head of the
surveillance apparatus. Instead of asking wikileaks to release all of
clintons emails, he should just do it himself. The Dems who were all
for collecting on everyone can't (non-hypocritically) complain about
Trump having all that now. I mean, we can never know how far the
extremest have penetrated into our government unless we trace where
terrorist influence goes.
March 22, 2017 at 4:13 pm
Not just incedently, in concreshional hearings, Comie flat out says that
Trump and his team were investigated for Rushan connections, and that none
were found. The question now is was the investigations properly secured or
not. Something completly in the air.
But team dem is still playing the "wire tap" canad.
March 22, 2017 at 5:25 pm
The surveillance state bites the politicians that created it in the ass.
I love that. They are not happy, I love that too.
March 22, 2017 at 5:32 pm
This is now turning into
Devin Nunes Commits "Felonious Leaking"
WYDEN, member of Senate Intel, says Nunes' statements "would appear
to reveal classified information, which is a serious concern."
March 22, 2017 at 7:01 pm
It was already a farce when McCain went after Paul.
Though it was, before that, a horror film, with the 'ways the
intelligence community can get you.'
March 22, 2017 at 9:44 pm
they're going all Fellini on us now !
March 22, 2017 at 7:29 pm
And here I thought they were only looking through a glass,
23, 2017 at 3:31 am
March 22, 2017 at 5:32 pm
It is a satire, wrapped in a parody, hidden in slapstick, on top
of a farce, buried in a bro-mance between a man with a tower and
another man riding a horse without a shirt (and the man isn't
wearing a shirt either .)
March 22, 2017 at 6:48 pm
And scripted by Cersei Lannister
March 22, 2017 at 7:19 pm
Also, this kind of incidental collection has been known about for
Here's a Barton Gellman, Julie Tate and Ashkan Soltani article (linked to
from the WaPo in 2014 and based on the Snowden documents:
In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners
Ordinary Internet users, American and non-American alike, far
outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications
intercepted by the National Security Agency from U.S. digital
networks, according to a four-month investigation by The Washington
Nine of 10 account holders found in a large cache of intercepted
conversations, which former NSA contractor Edward Snowden provided in
full to The Post, were not the intended surveillance targets but were
caught in a net the agency had cast for somebody else.
And what was the reaction of many Congresspersons
(including many Dems, and all of the GOP except maybe Rand Paul and
Revealing this is treason.
People will die.
And Trump's CIA Director, Mike Pompeo, has called for Snowden's
March 22, 2017 at 10:35 pm
March 22, 2017 at 6:48 pm
Sorry allan I got all excited at seeing a Nunes article in
ZeroHedge and posted a comment your article is better and it makes
for more coherent comment threads to keep them together I should
have looked before I leaped (posted).
Nunes: "I recently confirmed that, on numerous occasions, the
Intelligence Community incidentally collected information about U.S.
citizens involved in the Trump transition.
Details about U.S. persons associated with the incoming
administration-details with little or no apparent foreign intelligence
value-were widely disseminated in intelligence community reporting.
I have confirmed that additional names of Trump transition team
members were unmasked.
To be clear, none of this surveillance was related to Russia or any
investigation of Russian activities or of the Trump team."
So the worm turns. The hypocrisy espoused by all sides is ..well, 11th
March 22, 2017 at 11:56 pm
fresno dan, this was a major topic of discussion during the
committee hearing with Comey and Rogers on Monday. I listened to
the whole thing all five hours and 18 minutes' worth because I
suspected that the corporate media would omit important details or
spin it beyond recognition. And so they did.
The bipartisan divide is being portrayed as Democrats wanting to
get to the truth of Russian efforts to snuff out Democracy, and
Republicans wanting to "plug leaks" (see Lambert's RCP except
above), with some reports suggesting the Rs are advocating stifling
free speech, prosecuting reporters for publishing classified
information, and the like.
Republican committee members were indeed focused on the leaks,
and there was talk about how to prevent them, but their concern
at least as they expressed publicly on Monday was specifically
related to whether all those current and former officials, senior
officials, etc., quoted anonymously in the NYT and WaPo (the
infamous "nine current and former officials, who were in senior
positions at multiple agencies") violated FISA provisions
protecting information about U.S. persons collected incidentally in
surveillance of foreign actors.
Sure, they're playing their own game, and it could be a ruse to
divert attention from the Trump campaign's alleged Russian ties or
simply to have ammo against the Ds. Even so, after listening to all
their arguments, I believe they are on more solid ground than all
the Dem hysteria about Russian aggression and Trump camp treason.
I don't think I'll ever get Trey Gowdy's cringe-worthy
performance during the Benghazi hearings out of my head, but he
made some pretty good points on Monday, one of which was that
investigating Russian interference and possible ties between Trump
advisers and Russia is all well and good, but there may or may not
have been any laws broken; whereas leaking classified information
about U.S. citizens collected incidentally under FISA is clearly a
felony with up to 10 years. Comey confirmed that by saying that ALL
information collected under FISA is classified.
And then he repeatedly refused to say whether he thought any
classified information had been leaked or existed at all (I counted
more than 100 "no comment" answers from Comey, who astonishingly
managed to find 50 different ways to say it).
My beef isn't so much the leak of classified information, but
the gross dereliction of duty if not outright abuse of First
Amendment powers by reporters who collaborate with intelligence
agencies and then quote them anonymously, giving everyone cover to
say or write whatever they want with zero accountability.
In fact, there were some interesting comments in Monday's
hearing about the possibility that some of what has been reported
was fabricated. Then, you might expect Comey to say something like
that. For all his talk about not tolerating leaks from his agency,
blahblah, it was clear that he'll provide his own people with
cover, if necessary. I think that's what Gowdy and a couple other
Republicans were getting at.
It goes without saying, but I'll add that the Dems were hardly
even trying to disguise their real goal, which isn't protecting the
American Peopleฎ from the evil Russkies, but taking down Trump.
March 23, 2017 at 3:27 am
March 22, 2017 at 10:35 pm
Thanks for watching the whole thing the nation owes you a
debt of gratitude.
"My beef isn't so much the leak of classified information,
but the gross dereliction of duty if not outright abuse of
First Amendment powers by reporters who collaborate with
intelligence agencies and then quote them anonymously, giving
everyone cover to say or write whatever they want with zero
First, I a squillion percent agree with you. This is a big,
bit deal because essentially the military/IC/neocons is trying
to wrest control of the civilian government the idea that the
CIA is some noble institution that wants the best for all
Americans is preposterous, yet accepted by the media, which
proves how much propaganda we are fed. The sheep like following,
the mandatory use of the adjective "murderous thug" before the
name of "Putin" just shows that most of the media has been
bought off or has lost all their critical thinking faculties.
But I also don't want to be a hypocrite so I will explain
that I don't have too much of a problem with leaks. WHAT I do
have a problem with is the purposeful naivete or ignorance of
the media that the CIA and/or facets of the Obama administration
is trying to thwart rapprochement with Russia. Administrations
BEFORE they are sworn in talk to foreign governments the sheer
HYSTERIA, the CRIME of talking to a Russian is beyond absurd. We
are being indoctrinated to believe all Russia, all bad
There is a ton of information about Podesta and the Clintons
dealing with Russia for money. If Flynn and whatshisname are
just grifting that is pedestrian stuff and everybody in
Washington does it (I thing they call it "lobbying"). If there
is REAL treason something should have come out by now.
23, 2017 at 3:46 am
I began covering congressional hearings while I was still
in j-school and sat though many like this during my years as
a reporter in D.C. Even though I haven't worked as a
full-time journalist for many years, I still prefer original
sources and am willing to take the time to dig for them or,
in this case, to sit through a hearing as though I were
covering it as a member of the press especially when I
don't even have to wash my hair or get dressed!
I didn't mean to imply that I have a problem with leaks. I
certainly encouraged enough of them in my time, and I don't
think there's anything inherently wrong with publishing
leaked material, even certain kinds of classified
information. It depends.
There's the kind of "classified" information that is
restricted expressly to keep the public from knowing
something they have a right to know, and there's information
that's classified to protect individual privacy. The first
kind should be leaked early and often. The second kind, close
to never (and off the top of my head I can't think of an
instance when it would be OK).
Even though journalists aren't (and shouldn't be) held
liable for publishing classified information given to them by
a third party, they need to be scrupulous in their decisions
to do so. Is it in the public interest? Who or what might be
harmed? Would sitting on the information cause more harm than
publicizing it? Does it violate someone's constitutional
These questions can get tricky with someone like Flynn,
who's clearly a public figure and thus mostly fair game.
However, if I had been reporting that story, I think I would
have sat on it until I had more information, even at the risk
of getting scooped unless, of course, I was in cahoots with
the leakers and out to get him and his boss.
At that point, I am no longer an objective journalist
committed to fair and accurate reporting, but a participant
in a political cause. Although newspapers throughout history
have taken sides, and pure "fact-based" journalism is a myth,
there's a big difference between having an editorial slant
and being an active participant in the story. Evidently,
BezPo has decided that the latter is not only acceptable, but
Sorry, didn't mean to ramble on when I'm likely preaching
to the converted. I feel very strongly about this issue, and
it's disconcerting to me, as a lifelong Democrat, that I
agreed more with the Republicans in that hearing. At the same
time, the D's propaganda machine is pumping out so much toxic
fog that it's shaking my faith in unfettered freedom of the
Exactly what Putin wants, right?
23, 2017 at 3:41 am
> I began covering congressional hearings while I was
still in j-school and sat though many like this during my
years as a reporter in D.C. Even though I haven't worked
as a full-time journalist for many years, I still prefer
original sources and am willing to take the time to dig
Hmm. NC needs an in-house emptywheel
23, 2017 at 3:38 am
You did this so we didn't have to. Thanks!
* * *
In fact, there were some interesting comments in Monday's
hearing about the possibility that some of what has been
reported was fabricated.
I mean, it's not like we don't have
players with the expertise and the institutional mandate to fake
evidence. Waiting for a shoe to drop on this. Call me foily .
* * *
My beef isn't so much the leak of classified information,
but the gross dereliction of duty if not outright abuse of
First Amendment powers by reporters who collaborate with
intelligence agencies and then quote them anonymously, giving
everyone cover to say or write whatever they want with zero
For this, we have the First Amendment? Really?
23, 2017 at 3:28 am
I agree that everybody is surveilled all the time, especially in
the Beltway, where probably there are multiple simultaneous operations
run against . well, everybody.
It doesn't, er, bug me that 70-year-old Beltway neophyte Trump used
sloppy language - "wiretap" - to describe this state of affairs. (I
don't expect any kind of language from Trump
are, therefore one is. It does bug me that the whole discussion gets
dragged off into legal technicalities about what legal regimen is
appropriate for which form of Fourth Amendment-destruction (emptywheel
does this a lot). The rules are insanely complicated, and it's fun to
figure them out, rather like taking the cover off the back of a Swiss
watch and examining all the moving parts. But the assumption is that
people follow the rules, and especially that high-level people (like,
say, Comey, or Clapper, or Morrel, or Obama) follow the complicated
rules. That assumes facts not in evidence.
Incidental collection was always a likely scenario.
We've also seen statements from people like GHCQ that clains they
surveilled Trump at Obama's behest were "absurd," but those are non-denial
denials. I can't recall a denial denial. Am I missing something?
: House Intel Chairman Nunes spoke to reporters when he left the briefing
at The White House and had some more stunning things to say:
*NUNES: BRIEFED PRESIDENT ON CONCERNS OVER INCIDENTAL COLLECTION
*NUNES: `PRESIDENT NEEDS TO KNOW' THESE INTEL REPORTS EXIST
*NUNES: SOME OF WHAT I'VE SEEN SEEMS TO BE `INAPPROPRIATE'
*NUNES: TRUMP, OTHERS IN TRANSITION PUT INTO INTELLIGENCE REPORT
*NUNES: QUESTION IS IF TRUMP SHOULD BE IN THESE `NORMAL' REPORTS
And the punchline: there are "multiple FISA warrants outstanding against Trump" Nunes also told
Wow - Nunes just said there are "multiple FISA warrants out there" involving
- Tom Watson (@tomwatson)
March 22, 2017
* * *
As we detailed earlier, it appears Trump may have been right, again.
Two days after FBI director Comey shot down Trump's allegation that Trump was being wiretapped
by president Obama before the election, it appears that president Trump may have been on to something
because moments ago, the House Intelligence Chairman, Devin Nunes, told reporters that the U.S. intelligence
community incidentally collected information on members of President Trump's transition team, possibly
including Trump himself, and the information was "widely disseminated" in intelligence reports.
, Nunes said that President Donald Trump's communications
may have been
during the transition period as part of an "incidental collection."
Nunes told a news conference Wednesday that the communications appear to be picked up through
"incidental collection" and do not appear to be related to the ongoing FBI investigation
into Trump associates' contacts with Russia.
He says he believes the intelligence
collections were done legally
, although in light of the dramatic change in the
plotline it may be prudent to reserve judgment on how "incidental" it was.
"I recently confirmed that on numerous occasions, the intelligence community collected
information on U.S. individuals involved in the Trump transition," Nunes told reporters.
"Details about U.S. persons involved in the incoming administration with little
or no apparent foreign intelligence value were widely disseminated in intelligence community
The information was "legally brought to him by sources who thought we should know it,"
Nunes said, though he provided little detail on the source.
BREAKING!!! Rep Devin Nunes (Intel Cmte Chmn):
There was "Incidental collection" of
thru IC surveillance <- BOMBSHELL
- Eric Bolling (@ericbolling)
March 22, 2017
Nunes also said that "additional names" of Trump transition officials had been unmasked
in the intelligence reports.
He indicated that Trump's communications may have been
The House Intel Chair said he had viewed
dozens of documents showing that the
information had been incidentally collected.
He said that he believes the information
was legally collected. Nunes said that
the intelligence has nothing to do
with Russia and that the collection occurred after the presidential election.
Nunes said he briefed House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on the revelation and will inform
the White House later today. Nunes' statement comes after he and other congressional
leaders pushed back on Trump's claims that former President Obama had his "wires tapped"
in Trump Tower ahead of the election.
Nunes said Wednesday that it was unclear whether the information incidentally
collected originated in Trump Tower.
The revelation comes in the wake of the committee's explosive hearing on Monday, at which
FBI Director James Comey confirmed that the bureau has been investigating Russia's election
hacking since July, which includes probing possible coordination between members of Trump's
presidential campaign and Moscow.
The meeting represented the panel's first open hearing on its investigation into Russia's
election meddling and also featured testimony from NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers.
Nunes says the communications of Trump associates were also picked up, but he did not
name those associates. He says the monitoring mostly occurred in November, December and
January. He added that he learned of the collection through "sources" but did not specify
Politico adds that Nunes is going to the White House later Wednesday to brief the Trump
administration on what he has learned, which he said came from "sources."
Nunes says he is "bothered" by this. Won't say whether or not
intel community spied on Trump et. al. But says he is "concerned."
- David Corn (@DavidCornDC)
March 22, 2017
While there are no further details, we look forward to how the media narrative will change
as a result of today's latest dramatic development.
Mar 22, 2017 1:38 PM
Mar 22, 2017 1:40 PM
Trump wouldn't of tweeted what he did unless he knew something. He
doesn't make blind bets, he only moves on things he knows he can win.
Not to mention he has shown that he can bait, watch the other side
respond and deny and then present his case to show them as the liars
Mar 22, 2017 1:44 PM
James Comey said that there were no LEGAL wiretaps.
Who would admit to ILLEGALLY wiretapping a campaign?
I am not a crook I am not a crook ;-)
Mar 22, 2017
Bush and Obama both illegally tapped trumps 30+ offices,
residences, cell ph since 2004.
There's a New Snowden -
600M docs Leaked Including Trump Wire Taps on 30+ Phones
Documents Show Obama Surveilled Entire Trump Family For
New NSA Whistblower Goes Public About Trump
NSA DOCUMENTS PROVE SURVEILLANCE OF DONALD TRUMP AND
2017 1:56 PM
By "incidental monitoring" does he mean
"gathering everything they can just like they do
to everyone else"
Gaius Frakkin' ...
22, 2017 2:17 PM
"Incidental" is code for "Vault 7."
Someone should make T-Shirts.
Mar 22, 2017 2:29 PM
Something like Clapper's "not
wittingly" I'm sure...
While we're at it, let's debate the
meaning of "is"...
Mar 22, 2017 2:50 PM
"Incidental surveilance" WTF
is like being a little gay...
Mar 22, 2017 4:21 PM
How all these people still let
trump bait them like this is
hilarious. How many times has he
said something that seemed
baseless and everyone was sure
would sink him, and then he is
vindicated? And they still fucking
fall for it.
And yes, incidental
surveillance is a funny term. As
in you swept all his up the same
way they listen to all of us all
the time? Maybe this will piss
trump off enough to end this shit.
I doubt it though.
Mar 22, 2017 3:55 PM
Indeed. Everyone knows Obama
and hildabeast were 'tapping
his lines' illegally via fake
Mar 22, 2017 6:16
we've got to start fucking these
the NSA , the CIA, The
FBI et al. are watching all of us all
the time period.
we have to beat these
motherfuckers back until there is no
one willing to fill those illegal and
the terrorists are in washington
and we need to dissemble their
illegally constructed fortress.
Dear donald..attack them now. jail
them. hang them.
Mar 22, 2017 2:22 PM
Here is what Trump may have known:
'wiretaps' EVERYONE. All of what you say on your
phone, on-line, and in any other form of electronic
communications is Hoovered up and dumped in their
mass storage facilities in Utah and elsewhere. The
system is set up to get it all AUTOMATICALLY. In
fact, they would have had to go to great efforts to
NOT record what Trump and his associates said
electronically. Or searched for. Or visited on the
web. Or even visited in person if he/she carried a
cell phone with when going about.
Because it is all recorded for ALL OF US!
Standard, all the time, no warrant required.
Of course, if there were FISA warrants issued,
then the opposition did more than that, because no
warrant is required for any of the above. So they
must have also done some non-standard dirty. Like
placing recording malware on the relevant cell
phones to record conversations, take pictures,
upload stored files, and even take video. Or sift
through his financial records.
OK, so why should you care? I don't mean about
Trump, although you should care there as well, but
about your privacy. You may not be getting the full
Monte he did, by everything you do in the first
paragraph now rests with the NSA.
For an answer, consider this conversation between
one of the uber-wealthy and a Federal Prosecutor:
"With enough data, my lawyers can always find a
crime. They'll prosecute. Bury anyone under legal
motions, make his life miserable. Maybe even send
him up for some felony."
"Even if he didn't do anything?"
"Of course he did something. We got 100,000 laws
on the books, twice that in regs. Somewhere,
sometime, by accident or intentionally, he broke
one. We get a moving x-ray of his life, all we have
to do is find it."
It's called the power of selective prosecution.
With enough data, what used to be just an annoyance
becomes an unstoppable control technique. Someday,
when the deep state wants you cooperation, they will
drill down through their Utah stash for your name.
Then they will call you in for a little chat.
Not willing to spy on your best friend or wife?
You may change you mind after their little chat.
So how to avoid this trap? How do you avoid
becoming a data serf?
Learn to hide your data so it can't be hovered in
the first place. I suggest you start with
and work your way up from
And do it now. Because protecting your privacy
is like quitting smoking. It doesn't matter how
long you have been engaged in unclean behavior, it's
never too late to start living right.
The quote above, by the way, was from Thieves
Emporium by Max Hernandez. It's a primer on the
ways TPTB control us in the new world of fiat money
and ubiquitous surveillance and what we can do to
prevent it. I strongly recommend you at least
investigate getting a copy.
The editors of The Daily Bell must agree as they
ran it as a serial which you can still read for free
Or you can buy a copy from Amazon (rated 4.6 in
118 reviews), Nook (same rating, not so many
reviews), Smashwords (ditto), or iBooks.
Mar 22, 2017 2:28 PM
Statement by Devin Nunes on discovery of Trump
team surveillance by Obama
Mar 22, 2017 2:45
There is a simple method for Trump to "drain the
swamp". Fucked if I know why he hasn't, given how much
butt-hurt they are dishing out to him.
Order giving immunity and witness protection (and even
a fucking Presidential Medal of Freedom, if you ask me)
to all whistleblowers who reveal unconstitutional
malfeasance within both overt and covert .gov
departments. Because these are the true patriots, and
all that is stopping them shining a fucking huge
spotlight on this bucket of scumfuck is persecution
from the swamp dwellers who control all the levers of
Maybe with a (secure) hotline/email direct to the
White House, just to bypass Comey and all the other
cunts installed by Obama. Or probably better, directly
to a morally rock solid independent Special Prosecutor
who is prepared to get down and seriously dirty with
the insidious morally bereft creatures infesting DC. A
Trey Gowdy-type of bloke. Because , as far as relying
on the FBI et al is concerned, Trump was fucked before
Mar 22, 2017
A typewriter can get it done. Hear
they're Hot sellers in Germany again.
What people don't understand is, that the Russian
PsyOp / False Narrative Script by the Deep State &
Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Psychopath Hillary
Clinton Globalist was the game plan all long.
Win, stolen or lost. They were going & are going
"all in" with the PsyOp, Scripted False Narrative of
Russia hacking the Elections / Russia / Putin /
Trump Propaganda gone full retard via the Deep
States Opeatives in the Presstitute Media.
Plausible Deniability is the name of the game. If
the Deep State could of pulled off the False
Narrative PsyOp of Russia influencing our Elections
the Deep State could & will hack into Russia's
National Elections next March. Call it pay back.
The Deep State's destabilization campaign in
Ukraine especially Crimea was part of the
ZioNeoConFascist Agenda to destabilize Russia during
their upcoming g elections.
Putin countered by expelling all Geroge Sorros
NGO's from Russia. However, rest assured those
destabilization cells are in place to ready to be
activated come Russia's next election cycle.
The future meeting between the Two Super Powers
will be Epic. The Diplomacy which will Prevail out
of those meetings will be a fresh breath of air to
And, final Death Blows to the Pure Evil Criminal
Deep State Elite Compartmentalized Hierarchy.
2017 6:20 PM
I assume you brought up typewriter because it is
"unhackable" and allows people to leak without
potentially being linked?
As we all know the
wikileaks revelations show that almost no device
is safe from CIA (typewriter obviously is safe).
That does not mean however that anonymity is
Someone can feel free to point out any hole in
1) purchase an older laptop (no camera or
microphone) with cash from a "local" computer
store (not a Dell or Microsoft branded
3) run OS from an external CD drive (NO USB).
Recommend linux distro, like tails.
for software recommendations (tor, VPN,
protonmail/tutanota, keepass, etc)
3) All accounts disassociated with you
personally - fake names, no phone numbers, do not
link to any personal accounts, make no comments,
do not message your contacts.
4) never use your own wifi.
5) never use your own bank account or credit
cards, use crypto currency to pay for VPN, etc.
This setup, as I understand it, would keep you
completely anon with the exception of cameras at
the store you purchase laptop at or cameras at
the cafe you are using wifi. You can now leak
without it being linked to you.
Not to say that this setup is immune from CIA.
In fact the idea is that you
the CIA is looking, its just important that they
do not know WHO they are looking at (identity).
Jim in MN
2017 7:22 PM
typewriter may be safe.
compatriot Vlad told me when he was a kid,
every typewriter in USSR was cataloged with
samples of its output. By microscopic
analysis, they could tell which typewriter was
responsible for any typed document.
every computer printer made also has the
same kind of ID backdoor - it will print a
specific identifier (like a MAC address)
somewhere on the page - except for the old dot
matrix and early inkjet. Defeat that by
running it thru a low res copier a few round
Mar 22, 2017 4:09
East German Stasi, same deal. All
typewriters registered and tracked. Such
amazing depth of the deep state crap.
Coming soon to a ruined Republic near
you...unless......we stop it.
"An Executive Order giving immunity and witness
protection (and even a fucking Presidential Medal of
Freedom, if you ask me) to all whistleblowers who
reveal unconstitutional malfeasance within both
overt and covert .gov departments. Because these are
the true patriots, and all that is stopping them
shining a fucking huge spotlight on this bucket of
scumfuck is persecution from the swamp dwellers who
control all the levers of power.
Maybe with a
(secure) hotline/email direct to the White House,
just to bypass Comey and all the other cunts
installed by Obama. Or probably better, directly to
a morally rock solid independent Special Prosecutor
who is prepared to get down and seriously dirty with
the insidious morally bereft creatures infesting DC.
A Trey Gowdy-type of bloke. Because , as far as
relying on the FBI et al is concerned, Trump was
fucked before he started."
"... The Washington Post ..."
"... The Washington Post ..."
"... Moyers & Company ..."
Embattled Trump Reneges on Health Vow
March 21, 2017
President Trump promised health insurance for all, but now dependent on the political
protection of House Speaker Paul Ryan he is supporting a plan that will push millions
outside the system, writes Michael Winship.
By Michael Winship
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Donald Trump still insists he's going to Make America
Great Again! Mind you, it won't be a healthy or vigorous America - in fact, it will be
coughing and wheezing to the grave, but boy, will it be great!
If you ever needed further evidence that Trump doesn't give a single good goddamn
about the people who elected him, just look at his treacherous turnabout on health care.
This Republican "repeal and replace" bill stinks on so many levels I'm tempted to say
it should be taken far out to sea and dumped into the deepest depths of the Mariana Trench
but I have too much regard for marine life, even the kind with the big googly eyes and
the really scary teeth.
Remember that Trump was the carnival barker
who declared during the campaign
, "I am going to take care of everybody. I don't
care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody's going to be taken care of much better than
they're taken care of now." And right before his inauguration
The Washington Post
, "We're going to have insurance for everybody.
There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can't pay for it, you don't get it.
That's not going to happen with us."
Then along comes the proposed Republican bill, which over a decade, according to
the now-famous report from the Congressional Budget Office
, would see 24 million
fewer Americans with coverage, doubling the number of uninsured. Trump's own supporters
would take it on the chin for
what he tweeted
is "our wonderful new health care bill."
John McCormick at
: "Counties that backed him would get less
than a third of the relief that would go to counties where Hillary Clinton won. The two
individual tax cuts contained in the Republican plan to replace Obamacare apply only
to high-earning workers and investors, roughly those with incomes of at least $200,000
for individuals and $250,000 for married couples."
And remember all that nonsense about Obamacare's "death panels," a falsehood so rotten
to the core it was declared
PolitiFact's 2009 Lie of the Year
? Well, this Republican bill actually
kill people. Those older would pay more than the young, it would strip Planned Parenthood
of funding and Medicaid programs would be slashed. It would eliminate money for the
Prevention and Public Health Fund
, which provides epidemiology, immunization and
health-screening programs. And there would be no mandate that employers with 50 employees
or more provide coverage.
Julia Belluz at
on:"[V]ery high-quality studies on the impacts
of health insurance on mortality, which come to some pretty clear estimates. This research
suggests that we would see more than 24,000 extra deaths per year in the US if 20 million
people lost their coverage. Again, 20 million is less than the
the CBO thinks will lose insurance by 2026. So the death toll from an
Obamacare repeal and replacement could be even higher."
Ignoring the Needy
Notice that Trump has barely lifted a finger to assist those who need genuine reform
that would bring quality care to all, the kind of help he promised as a candidate. Instead,
he has directed his energies at helping Speaker Paul Ryan win over right-wing House members
by promising to make the bill even crueler to those who need health care the most.
Take a look at this statement issued by tea partier and Alabama Republican Rep. Robert
Aderholt after meeting with Trump on Friday, a statement so mind-boggling it's worth
quoting in full
"President Trump called me to the Oval Office this morning to discuss the American
Healthcare Act, because of his understanding that I could not support the current language
of the bill. I expressed to the president my concern around the treatment of older, poorer
Americans in states like Alabama. I reminded him that he received overwhelming support
from Alabama's voters.
"The president listened to the fact that a 64-year-old person living near the poverty
line was going to see their insurance premiums go up from $1,700 to $14,600 per year.
The president looked me in the eye and said, 'These are my people and I will not let
them down. We will fix this for them.'
"I also asked the president point blank if this House bill was the one that he supported.
He told me he supports it '1,000 percent.' After receiving the president's word that
these concerns will be addressed, I changed my vote to yes."
Can you believe it? Trump's behind the bill 1,000 percent, the President claims, but
don't worry, we'll fix it. It's hard to decide which of the two men is behaving more
hypocritically: Trump saying he won't let the people down or Aderholt claiming to believe
the President actually will keep his word. Each is endorsing a cutthroat scheme that
will bring nothing but grief to the people but hundreds of billions in tax breaks to
the wealthy and vast profits to the insurance industry.
the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
: "The top 400 highest-income taxpayers
- whose annual incomes average more than $300 million apiece - each would receive an
average annual tax cut of about
, we estimate from Internal Revenue
Service (IRS) data."
Andy Slavitt, who was President Obama's acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare
and Medicaid Services
The Washington Post
, "This is a massive tax cut for unpopular industries
and wealthy individuals. It is about cutting care for lower-income people, seniors, people
with disabilities and kids to pay for the tax cut."
in the words of Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut,
"a dumpster fire of a bill that
was written on the back of a napkin behind closed doors because Republicans know this
is a disaster." But thanks to ineptitude and an inchoate, ill-planned rush to pass the
legislation, it looks as if the current Republican bill may be on its way to failure,
if not in the House then in the Senate.
Lucky us - for now. But if the GOP and Trump White House do manage to force on us
anything short of what's really needed single-payer, universal health care - we're
doomed to live in a nation the motto of which may no longer be "In God We Trust" but
instead, "Die young and leave a good-looking corpse."
Michael Winship is the Emmy Award-winning senior writer of
Moyers & Company
and BillMoyers.com. Follow him on Twitter at
[This article first appeared at
Nov 17, 2016
...Clapper in 2014 played a leading role in firing Flynn from the
directorship of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Flynn, a retired US army
lieutenant general, became one of the only national security officials of any
note to back Trump, and is expected to take a leading role in Trump's
administration, reportedly national security adviser.
... ... ...
In March 2013, months before Snowden provided the Guardian and the
Washington Post with voluminous NSA data documenting sweeping domestic and
international communications dragnets, Clapper had a public colloquy with
Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat on the intelligence committee.
Wyden asked Clapper: "Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on
millions, or hundreds of millions, of Americans?"
Clapper replied, untruthfully: "No sir," rubbing his head. "Not
After Snowden revealed otherwise, Clapper offered a shifting series of
explanations for his publicly uttered falsehood. He first said it was the "
" answer he could provide in an unclassified hearing. Later he
which particular communications collection program Wyden was
asking about despite Wyden's staff alerting Clapper's before the hearing as to
the question and apologized to the committee.
Later still, his lawyer, Robert Litt, would deny that Clapper lied and
said the director simply
. Litt would also say that Clapper finds open intelligence-committee
hearings, a requirement of congressional oversight, as annoying as folding
Senator Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican,
called on Clapper to resign
for lying to Congress. It was not the first such
call: GOP senator Lindsey Graham wanted Clapper's resignation in 2011 after
Clapper forecast that the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi would "
over his opposition.
But Obama stuck by his appointee, who struck a highly combative tone
over the Snowden disclosures, even implying that journalists publishing them
to Snowden, who has been charged under the Espionage Act. During the departure
ceremony for NSA director Keith Alexander in 2014, Clapper mocked "Eddie
Snowden" and his admirers.
A just-published profile in Wired magazine will serve as Clapper's
final explanation of the episode while in office.
"The popular narrative is that I lied, but I just didn't think of it.
Yes, I made a mistake, but I didn't lie. There's a big difference,"
Clapper told Wired
"I'm quite sure that will be the first line of my Washington Post
obituary. But that's life in the big city."
For years before their famous exchange, Wyden had written numerous
letters to Clapper seeking
of widespread surveillance, particularly those
programs with a domestic reach. He pointed to their history in reacting to
"During Director Clapper's tenure, senior intelligence officials
engaged in an deception spree regarding mass surveillance. Top officials,
officials who reported to Director Clapper, repeatedly misled the American
people and even lied to them," Wyden said.
"... Democracy, Inc. ..."
Many writers and pundits are currently framing Trump's election in terms of
a dispossessed and disenfranchised white, male working class, unsatisfied
with neoliberal globalization and the insecurity and hardship it has
unleashed-particularly across regions of the United States that were
formerly manufacturing powerhouses (like the Rust Belt states of
Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin, four states believed to have
cost Hillary Clinton the election). While there is much truth to this
perspective and substantial empirical evidence to support it, it would be a
mistake to see Trump's election wholly in these terms.
"What Trump's election has accomplished is an unmasking of the corporate
Trump's election is in some ways a neoliberal apex, an event that
portends the completion of the U.S. government's capture by wealthy
corporate interests. While in my opinion Trump's election does not signal
the beginning of a rapid descent into European-style fascism, it appears to
be a key stage in the ongoing process of American democratic disintegration.
American democracy has been under attack from large and wealthy corporate
interests for a long time, with this process accelerating and gaining
strength over the period of neoliberal globalization (roughly the early
1970s to the present). This time period is associated with the rise of
powerful multinational corporations with economic and political might that
rivals that of many national governments.
In terms of the political consequences of these trends in the U.S.,
certain thinkers have argued that the U.S. political system is not
democratic at all, but rather an "inverted totalitarian" system. Political
commentator Chris Hedges notes: "Inverted totalitarianism is different from
classical forms of totalitarianism. It does not find its expression in a
demagogue or charismatic leader but in the faceless anonymity of the
corporate state." Citing the American political theorist Sheldon Wolin,
Hedges continues, "Unlike the Nazis, who made life uncertain for the wealthy
and privileged while providing social programs for the working class and
poor, inverted totalitarianism exploits the poor, reducing or weakening
health programs and social services, regimenting mass education for an
insecure workforce threatened by the importation of low-wage workers." Our
inverted totalitarian system is one that retains the trappings of a
democratic system-e.g. it retains the appearance of loyalty to "the
Constitution, civil liberties, freedom of the press, [and] the independence
of the judiciary"-all the while undermining the capacity of citizens to
substantively participate and exert power over the system.
In my view, what Trump's election has accomplished is an unmasking of the
corporate state. Trump gives inverted totalitarianism a persona and a face,
and perhaps marks the beginning of a transformation from inverted
totalitarianism to totalitarianism proper. In spite of this, it makes no
sense to me to call the system toward which we are heading (that is, if we
do not stand up and resist with all our might right this second) "fascism"
or to make too close comparisons to the Nazis. Whatever totalitarian
nightmare is on our horizon, it will be uniquely American. And it will bear
a striking resemblance to the corporate oriented system we've been living in
for decades. Indeed, if the pre-Trump system of inverted totalitarianism
solidified in the context of global neoliberalism, the period we are
entering now seems likely to be one characterized by what I call "national
Trump's Election Doesn't Mean the End of Neoliberalism
Trump's election represents a triumph of neoliberal thinking and values.
Perhaps most importantly, we should all keep in mind the fact that Americans
just elected a businessman to the presidency. In spite of his Wall Street
background and billionaire status, Trump successfully cast himself as the
"anti-establishment" candidate. This configuration-in which a top-one-percenter
real estate tycoon is accepted as a political "outsider"-is a hallmark of
neoliberal thinking. The fundamental opposition between market and
government is a central dichotomy in the neoliberal narrative. In electing
Trump, American voters are reproducing this narrative, creating an
ideological cover for the closer connections between business and the state
that are in store moving forward (indeed, Trump is already using the
apparatus of the U.S. federal government to promote his own business
interests). As states and markets further fuse in coming years, this
representation of Trump and his administration-as being anti-government-will
help immunize his administration from accusations of too-cozy relationships
with big business. Trump's attempts to "drain the swamp" by imposing
Congressional term limits and constraints on lobbying activities by former
political officials will also help to hide this relationship. (Has anyone
else noticed that Trump only addresses half of the "revolving door," i.e.,
he plans to limit the lobbying of former politicians, but not the political
roles of businessmen?)
"Whatever totalitarian nightmare is on our horizon, it
will be uniquely American."
Trump's Contract with the American Voter, his plan for the first 100 days
in office, discusses policies and programs many of which are consistent with
neoliberal thinking. (I understand the term "neoliberalism" to emphasize at
its core the importance of private property rights, market-based social
organization, and the dangers of government intervention in the economy.)
Trump's plan redirects the activities of the U.S. government along the lines
touted by neoliberal "market fundamentalists" like Milton Friedman, who
advocate limiting government's role to market-supportive functions like
national defense (defense stocks are doing very well since the election) and
domestic law and order (Trump's proposals have a lot to do with altering
immigration policy to "restore security"). Trump also plans to use
government monies to revitalize physical infrastructure and create jobs.
Other government functions, for example, health care provision and education
as well as protecting the environment and public lands, are open for
privatization and defunding in Trump's agenda. Under Trump, the scope of
federal government activities will narrow, likely to infrastructure,
national defense, and domestic policing and surveillance, even if overall
government spending increases (as bond markets are predicting).
Trump also seems content to take neoliberal advice in regard to business
regulation (less is best) and the role of the private sector in regulating
itself (industry insiders understand regulatory needs better than public
officials). Trump's plan for the first 100 days specifies "a requirement
that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be
eliminated." As of the time of this writing, his selection of cabinet
appointees illustrate a broad willingness to appoint businesspeople to
government posts. As of mid-December 2016, a Goldman Sachs veteran, Steven
Mnuchin, has been appointed Secretary of the Treasury; billionaire investor
Wilbur Ross has been appointed Secretary of Commerce; fossil fuel industry
supporter and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has been appointed as
EPA administrator; and fast-food mogul Andrew Puzder has been appointed as
Secretary of Labor. Trump's business council is staffed by the CEOs of major
U.S. corporations including JP Morgan Chase, IBM and General Motors. To be
fair, the "revolving door" between government and industry has been
perpetuated by many of Trump's predecessors, with Trump poised to continue
the tradition. But this is not to say that neoliberalism will continue going
in a "business as usual" fashion. The world is about to get much more
dangerous, and this has serious implications for patterns of global trade
Trump's Election Does Mean the End of Globalism
The nationalism, xenophobia, isolationism, and paranoia of Donald Trump
are about to replace the significantly more cosmopolitan outlook of his
post-WWII predecessors. While Trump is decidedly pro-business and
pro-market, he most certainly does not see himself as a global citizen. Nor
does he intend to maintain the United States' extensive global footprint or
its relatively open trading network. In other words, while neoliberalism is
not dead, it is being transformed into a geographically more fragmented and
localized system (this is not only about the US election, but also about
rising levels of global protectionism and Brexit, among other
anti-globalization trends around the world). I expect that the geographic
extent of the US economy in the coming years will coincide with the new
landscape of U.S. allies and enemies, as defined by Donald Trump and his
Trump's Contract with the American Voter outlines several policies that
will make it more expensive and riskier to do business abroad. All of these
need not occur; I think that even one or two of these changes will be
sufficient to alter expectations in business communities about the benefits
of certain cross-border economic relationships. Pulling the United States
out of the TPP, along with threats to pull out of the Paris Climate
Agreement and attempts to renegotiate NAFTA, is already signaling to other
countries that we are not interested in international cooperation and
collaboration. A crackdown on foreign trading abuses will prompt
retaliation. Labelling China a currency manipulator will sour relations
between the two countries and prompt retaliation by China. As Trump goes
forward with his anti-immigration and anti-Muslim rhetoric and policies, he
will alienate the United States' traditional allies in Europe (at least
until Europe elects its own nationalist and xenophobic leaders) and
communities across the Global South. The U.S. election has already
undermined performance in emerging markets, and bigoted rhetoric and policy
will only increase anti-American sentiment in struggling economies populated
largely by people of color. Add to this the risk of conflict posed by any
number of the following: his antagonizing China, allying with Russia,
deploying ground troops to stop ISIS, and pulling out of the Korean DMZ,
among other initiatives that seem likely to contribute to a more
confrontational and violent international arena. All of this is to say that
Trump will not have to intervene directly in the affairs of business in
order to nationalize it. The new global landscape of conflict and risk,
combined with elevated domestic spending on infrastructure and security,
will bring U.S. business and investment back home nonetheless.
National Neoliberalism and State-Market Relations
Fascist states are corporatist in nature, a state of affairs marked by a
fusion of state and business functions and interests, with an often
significant role for labor interests as well. In the fascist states on the
European continent in the 1930s and 1940s-systems that fall under the
umbrella of "national socialism"-the overwhelming power of the state
characterized this tripartite relationship. Political theorist Sheldon Wolin
in regard to Nazi Germany and Fascist
Italy (as well as Stalinist Russia), "The state was conceived as the main
center of power, providing the leverage necessary for the mobilization and
reconstruction of society".
By contrast, in Trump's America-where an emergent "national
neoliberalism" may be gradually guiding us to a more overt and obvious
totalitarian politics-we can expect a similar fusion of state and market
interests, but one in which the marketplace and big business have almost
total power and freedom of movement (I think that labor will do poorly in
this configuration). State and market in the U.S. will fuse further together
in the coming years, leading some to make close parallels with European
fascism. But it will do so not because of heavy handed government dictates
and interventions, but rather because domestic privatization initiatives,
appointments of businessmen to government posts, fiscal stimulus and the
business community's need for protection abroad will bring them closer.
Corporate interests will merge with state interests not because corporations
are commanded to, but rather because the landscape of risk and reward will
shift and redirect investment patterns to a similar effect. This may be
where a budding U.S. totalitarianism differs most starkly from its European
Of course it helps that much of the fusion of state and market in the
United States is already complete, what with decades of revolving doors and
privatization initiatives spanning the military, police, prison, healthcare
and educational sectors, among others. It will not take much to further
cement the relationship.
"... Now we have "synthetic" surveillance. You don't even need a court order. Now all incidental communication intercepts can be unmasked. One can search their huge databases for all the incidental communications of someone of interest, then collect all of the unmasked incidental communications that involve that person and put them together in one handy dandy report. Viola! You can keep tabs on them every time they end up being incidentally collected. ..."
"... You ever went to an embassy party? Talked to a drug dealer or mafia guy without being aware of it? Correspond overseas? Your communications have been "incidentally" collected too. There is so much surveillance out there we have probably all bounced off various targets over the last several years. ..."
"... This is what police states do. In the past it was considered scandalous for senior U.S. officials to even request the identities of U.S. officials incidentally monitored by the government (normally they are redacted from intelligence reports). John Bolton's nomination to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations was derailed in 2006 after the NSA confirmed he had made 10 such requests when he was Undersecretary of State for Arms Control in George W. Bush's first term. The fact that the intercepts of Flynn's conversations with Kislyak appear to have been widely distributed inside the government is a red flag. ..."
"... Representative Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, told me Monday that he saw the leaks about Flynn's conversations with Kislyak as part of a pattern. ..."
"... The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc? ..."
"... But no matter what Flynn did, it is simply not the role of the deep state to target a man working in one of the political branches of the government by dishing to reporters about information it has gathered clandestinely. ..."
"... It is the role of elected members of Congress to conduct public investigations of alleged wrongdoing by public officials.. ..."
Mar 23, 2017 6:54 PM
Crash Overide ->
Mar 23, 2017 7:39 PM
Yes, they have your Apples too:
Mar 23, 2017 7:01 PM
Maxine Waters: 'Obama
Has Put In Place' Secret Database With 'Everything On Everyone'
Mar 23, 2017 7:04 PM
The rank and file of the IC are not involved in this. So let's not tar everyone with the same
brush, but Obama revised executive order 12333 so that communication intercepts incidentally collected
dont have to be masked and may be shared freely in the IC.
Now we have "synthetic" surveillance. You don't even need a court order. Now all incidental
communication intercepts can be unmasked. One can search their huge databases for all the incidental
communications of someone of interest, then collect all of the unmasked incidental communications
that involve that person and put them together in one handy dandy report. Viola! You can keep
tabs on them every time they end up being incidentally collected.
You ever went to an embassy party? Talked to a drug dealer or mafia guy without being aware
of it? Correspond overseas? Your communications have been "incidentally" collected too. There
is so much surveillance out there we have probably all bounced off various targets over the last
What might your "synthetic" surveillance report look like?
It's worth repeating.
There's way more going on here then first alleged. From Bloomberg, not my choice for news,
but There is another component to this story as well -- as Trump himself just tweeted.
rare that reporters are ever told about government-monitored communications of U.S. citizens,
let alone senior U.S. officials. The last story like this to hit Washington was in 2009 when Jeff
Stein, then of CQ, reported on intercepted phone calls between a senior Aipac lobbyist and Jane
Harman, who at the time was a Democratic member of Congress.
Normally intercepts of U.S. officials
and citizens are some of the most tightly held government secrets. This is for good reason. Selectively
disclosing details of private conversations monitored by the FBI or NSA gives the permanent state
the power to destroy reputations from the cloak of anonymity.
This is what police states do. In
the past it was considered scandalous for senior U.S. officials to even request the identities
of U.S. officials incidentally monitored by the government (normally they are redacted from intelligence
reports). John Bolton's nomination to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations was derailed in
2006 after the NSA confirmed he had made 10 such requests when he was Undersecretary of State
for Arms Control in George W. Bush's first term. The fact that the intercepts of Flynn's conversations
with Kislyak appear to have been widely distributed inside the government is a red flag.
Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence,
told me Monday that he saw the leaks about Flynn's conversations with Kislyak as part of a pattern.
"There does appear to be a well orchestrated effort to attack Flynn and others in the administration,"
he said. "From the leaking of phone calls between the president and foreign leaders to what appears
to be high-level FISA Court information, to the leaking of American citizens being denied security
clearances, it looks like a pattern."
The real story here is why are there
so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea
President Trump was roundly mocked among liberals for that tweet. But he is, in many ways,
correct. These leaks are an enormous problem. And in a less polarized context, they would be recognized
immediately for what they clearly are: an effort to manipulate public opinion for the sake of
achieving a desired political outcome. It's weaponized spin.............
But no matter what Flynn
did, it is simply not the role of the deep state to target a man working in one of the political
branches of the government by dishing to reporters about information it has gathered clandestinely.
It is the role of elected members of Congress to conduct public investigations of alleged wrongdoing
by public officials.. ..... But the answer isn't to counter it with equally irregular acts of
sabotage - or with a disinformation campaign waged by nameless civil servants toiling away in
the surveillance state.....
"... " The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, R-Calif., does not know "for sure" whether President Donald Trump or members of his transition team were even on the phone calls or other communications now being cited as partial vindication for the president's wiretapping claims against the Obama administration, according to a spokesperson. ..."
"... I think im1dc along with a couple of other commenters here symbolize perfectly well the problem Democratic leadership got on themselves. ..."
"... He got the taste of sniffing Russian pants and now he can't stop, despite the fact that all his knowledge of Russia came from US media. Kind of political graphomania, of some sort. Or, incontinence, if you wish. ..."
"... In other words now in the USA hysteria became detached from the facts and has now its own life. Obtained classic witch hunt dynamics. ..."
"... "The principal problem for Democrats is that so many media figures and online charlatans are personally benefiting from feeding the base increasingly unhinged, fact-free conspiracies - just as right-wing media polemicists did after both Bill Clinton and Obama were elected - that there are now millions of partisan soldiers absolutely convinced of a Trump/Russia conspiracy for which, at least as of now, there is no evidence. ..."
"... And they are all waiting for the day, which they regard as inevitable and imminent, when this theory will be proven and Trump will be removed. ..."
"... Key Democratic officials are clearly worried about the expectations that have been purposely stoked and are now trying to tamp them down. Many of them have tried to signal that the beliefs the base has been led to adopt have no basis in reason or evidence. ..."
Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 04:32 PM
Devin Nunes is unfit to be Intel Chair of the House Committee
"Intel chair Devin Nunes unsure if Trump associates were
By Mike Levine...Mar 23, 2017...5:24 PM ET
" The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin
Nunes, R-Calif., does not know "for sure" whether President
Donald Trump or members of his transition team were even on
the phone calls or other communications now being cited as
partial vindication for the president's wiretapping claims
against the Obama administration, according to a
"He said he'll have to get all the documents he requested
from the [intelligence community] about this before he knows
for sure," a spokesperson for Nunes said Thursday..."
libezkova -> im1dc...,
March 23, 2017 at 07:04 PM
I think im1dc along with a couple of other commenters here
symbolize perfectly well the problem Democratic leadership
got on themselves.
He got the taste of sniffing Russian pants and now he
can't stop, despite the fact that all his knowledge of Russia
came from US media. Kind of political graphomania, of some
sort. Or, incontinence, if you wish.
In other words now in the USA hysteria became detached
from the facts and has now its own life. Obtained classic
witch hunt dynamics.
It became by-and-large out of control of Democratic
leadership, and they feel that they became hostages of it.
But they can't call the dogs back.
It was a dirty but effective trick to avoid sacking
Democratic Party failed, corrupt neoliberal leadership
(Clinton wing of the party). It worked, but it come with a
As Glenn Greenwald noted.
"The principal problem for Democrats is that so many media
figures and online charlatans are personally benefiting from
feeding the base increasingly unhinged, fact-free
conspiracies - just as right-wing media polemicists did after
both Bill Clinton and Obama were elected - that there are now
millions of partisan soldiers absolutely convinced of a
Trump/Russia conspiracy for which, at least as of now, there
is no evidence.
And they are all waiting for the day, which they regard as
inevitable and imminent, when this theory will be proven and
Trump will be removed.
Key Democratic officials are clearly worried about the
expectations that have been purposely stoked and are now
trying to tamp them down. Many of them have tried to signal
that the beliefs the base has been led to adopt have no basis
in reason or evidence.
The latest official to throw cold water on the MSNBC-led
circus is President Obama's former acting CIA chief Michael
Morell. What makes him particularly notable in this context
is that Morell was one of Clinton's most vocal CIA
surrogates. In August, he not only endorsed Clinton in the
pages of the New York Times but also became the first high
official to explicitly accuse Trump of disloyalty, claiming,
"In the intelligence business, we would say that Mr. Putin
had recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian
But on Wednesday night, Morell appeared at an intelligence
community forum to "cast doubt" on "allegations that members
of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia." "On the question
of the Trump campaign conspiring with the Russians here,
there is smoke, but there is no fire at all," he said,
adding, "There's no little campfire, there's no little
candle, there's no spark. And there's a lot of people looking
"Obama's "Russia Hacked The Election" is CODE for "Trump Stole The Election."
Any "provable" instance of Russian hacking might also be a false flag operation
to justify new round of sanctions. That make Obama to look especially bad as he
asked CA to investigate this case, while t might well be that CIA is the agency
that needs to be investigated. They now have a lot of friends n Baltic republics
and Ukrane to stage also false flag operation attributable to Russia, they wish.
Remeber Oswald and JFK assassination.
Shemp 4 Victory
Jan 5, 2017 7:46 AM
Shemp 4 Victory
Jan 5, 2017 8:03 AM
In keeping with the theme
of providing no proof to the
general public, the
officials declined to
describe the intelligence
involvement of a third-party
in passing on leaked
material to WikiLeaks,
saying they did not
want to reveal how the U.S.
government had obtained the
just trust them, please.
Good thing we can completely
trust the integrity of
17 Intelligence Agencies
because this explanation is
exactly what a corrupt and
politicized institution would
use to try to pass off a
completely fabricated story as
Jan 5, 2017 8:23 AM
Would this third party
happen to be a disgruntled
DNC insider named seth rich?
Jan 5, 2017 8:31 AM
It's like arguing with a
them in a lie, and
processes the debunking
and alters the lie to
conform with the "new
continue until you give
up or simply "ground"
And who are these 17
Will they all be
called to "Songbird"
Will the hearing end
before Songbird keels
over from old age?
Jan 5, 2017 8:41
"Dissolve the CIA"
The Langley gym
swimming pool filled
Works for me, as
long as that evil
cunt Morell is first
Jan 5, 2017 9:03 AM
who lifted the
Only, judging by
the way he is
thus far in
may very well be
To have the
intel machine by
knowing, as they
that would be a
Jan 5, 2017 3:49 PM
Looking at some of the 'information' from previous hacks
1. Sony - claimed to be North Korea
2. DNC/Clinton email - claimed to be Russia
3. Various - claimed to be China
4. Iranian centrifuges - no claims, but pretty good indication it was CIA/NSA/Israel
Now, who from that list didn't want HRC to be president. One could make a compelling case that #4, particularly Israel, would go this route and have the wherewithall/foresight to make it look like #2 - and Obama/Kerry allowing the UN vote to go through as punishment. Or, we can believe #2 was sloppy (or intentionally sloppy to send a message/rub our noses in it). Or, it was some 14 year old operating from their parents basement - nah, no 14 year old would think of covering their tracks to make it look like someone else.
Jan 5, 2017 11:10 AM
thought crimes are where you find them, ask the catholic church.
seriously though, john mccain is an asset of the mossad. no other formation does it justice:
"We will obviously be talking about the hacking, but the main thing is the whole issue of cybersecurity," the committee's Republican chairman, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, said ahead of the hearing. "Right now we have no policy, no strategy to counter cyberattacks."
check this shit out (my bold): Guilt By Association: How Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War
By Jeff Gates, State Street Publications, 2008, paperback, 320 pp. List: $27.95; AET: $18
you really want to understand why this is going on, read.on; others be assured it is true.).
In his chapter on "John McCain and the Financial Frauds," Gates reviews McCain's unsavory role in the "Keating Five" scandal. The following chapter recounts the shameful role of McCain's father in helping to
cover up Israel's deliberate attack on the USS Liberty during the 1967 Six-Day War in which 34 of the crew were killed and 294 wounded
. "From a game theory perspective," Gates explains, "by covering up the murder of Americans aboard the USS Liberty, a U.S. president
(with the aid of Admiral John McCain, Jr.
) confirmed that Israeli extremists could murder Americans
endangering U.S. support."
Reviewed by Andrew I. Killgore
GUILT BY Association is an initially confusing masterpiece almost too stuffed with evidence to concentrate on making clear its basic theme. But author Jeff Gates did so in a recent letter to a distinguished retired American diplomat: "The research pivoted off the firsthand experience of "John Doe' whose experience spans 56 years of dealing with a
transnational criminal syndicate whose senior operatives share a common ideology in fundamental Judaism and a skill set experienced in displacing facts with beliefs.
Thus the common source of the fixed intelligence that took us to war in Iraq. And, thus the same network now being employed to expand this war to Iran."
From 1980 to 1987 Gates served as counsel to the Senate Finance Committee, working with Sen. Russell Long of Louisiana,
son of the state's former Gov. Huey Long, who was assassinated at age 42 as he was preparing a presidential campaign. James Farley, postmaster general under President Franklin Roosevelt, had run a "penny postcard" poll confirming that if Huey Long actually ran for president, Roosevelt could not be re-elected.
Fifty years later Russell Long remained convinced that Roosevelt's people had killed his father.
At a 2002 speech Gates gave in London, he met "John Doe," related to one of the well-known people who had endorsed two of Gates' earlier books. Soon afterward, Doe assured him that if Gates undertook the research and analysis the results of which appear in Guilt, the evidence would identify who killed Huey Long, and why. The facts Gates assembled point not to Roosevelt's people but to the syndicate identified in Guilt.
The brilliantly provocative Guilt by Association consists of nine chapters: "Game Theory and the Mass Murder of 9/11"; "Organized Crime in Arizona"; "John McCain and Financial Frauds"; "McCain Family Secret: The Cover-Up"; "The Presidency and Russian Organized Crime"; "Money, Democracy and the Great Divide"; "The New Anti-Semitism"; "Would Obama Be Better?"; and "The Way Forward."
In the first chapter Gates illustrates the intergenerational sophistication with which neoconservatives "prepared the minds" of the American public to invade Iraq in response to 9/11. Academics and think tanks pushed Samuel Huntington's 1996 Clash of Civilizations to promote a "clash consensus"-five years before 9/11. That same year Richard Perle along with other neocons such as Douglas Feith wrote "A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm" for incoming Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. This helped lay more "mental threads" for removing Saddam Hussain. Then Senators McCain, Joe Lieberman, a Jewish Zionist from Connecticut, and Jon Kyl, a Christian Zionist from Arizona, co-sponsored the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998. Distracted by the Monica Lewinsky affair, President Bill Clinton signed it.
Four days after the destruction of the World Trade Towers, then Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz was urging President George W. Bush to invade Iraq. Not only was there was no evidence that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, but there was no real connection between Saddam's secular regime and the deeply religious al-Qaeda. At the same time, other Zionists from the U.S. Defense Department under Wolfowitz and, not so coincidentally, Feith were feeding false intelligence to the White House. The war would not be costly, according to Wolfowitz, and the entirely unnecessary and illegal war was launched.
In the chapter on "The Presidency and Russian Organized Crime," Gates describes a John McCain who was either "ignorant about-or complicit in" Russian organized crime. During Boris Yeltsin's first term as president of Russia, a handful of "oligarchs' financially pillaged Russia. Six of the "Big Seven" oligarchs, whom Gates terms Ashkenazis, qualify for Israeli citizenship.
McCain described Mikhail Khodorovsky, the most infamous of Russia's corrupt oil oligarchs, as a "political prisoner." Notes Gates: "To claim Khodorovsky as a "political prisoner' requires a closer look at how, at 32 years of age, a single Russian-Ashkenazi citizen amassed state-owned assets worth more than $30 billion." Gates goes on to document the widespread criminality involved in Khodorovsky's billions.
"To solve this systemic criminality," Gates explains, "requires that a broad base of Americans understand how this "fields-within-fields' modus operandi operates unseen yet in plain sight, and how its operations progress working through people whose profiled needs become the means for influencing their behavior."
Guilt describes how Americans were induced to freely choose the very forces that endanger their freedom. Thus the role of those masterful at waging "war by deception" (the motto of the Israeli Mossad) by displacing facts with what the "mark" (i.e., the U.S.) could be deceived to believe: for example, that Iraq had nuclear weapons and mobile biological weapons laboratories and that the secular Saddam Hussain had ties with the fundamentalists of al-Qaeda.
Crafted as a wake-up call, the author documents how Tel Aviv wields control over U.S. foreign policy in an environment where lawmakers have been intimidated by the Israel lobby. "U.S. national security," Gates writes, "requires a rejection of the self-deception that Israel operates as a trustworthy ally in an unstable region while ignoring its multi-decade role in provoking and sustaining instability."
As Gates points out, the charge of anti-Semitism is used to misdirect and intimidate. As the criminality he documents becomes transparent, moderate Jews in fact are emerging as allies. The Zionist component-which Gates convincingly portrays as
ideology in the service of criminality
-has as its goal an extensive, Jews-only realm in an oil-rich region.
The facts confirm that Tel Aviv will never agree to peace with the Palestinians, as that would preclude their expansionist agenda for a Greater Israel. An oft-employed "entropy strategy" remains Israel's means to preclude settlement of the conflict. Indeed, Huntington's Clash of Civilizations is revealed as only the latest in a long series of manipulations-each of which is designed to ensure a plausible evildoer. Meanwhile, fundamentalist Jews catalyze serial conflicts of opposites, while
this transnational criminal syndicate profits off the misery of both.
Andrew I. Killgore is publisher of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.
America's Defense Line: The Justice Department's Battle to Register the Israel Lobby as Agents of a Foreign Government
By Grant F. Smith, Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep), 2008, paperback, 340 pp. List: $14.95; AET: $11.
Reviewed by Delinda C. Hanley
The declassification on June 10, 2008 of long-secret Department of Justice (DOJ) documents is the springboard for Grant F. Smith's latest book revealing the inner workings of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). This ground-breaking study spotlights the Israel lobby's key architect, Isaiah L. Kenen, and uncovers how he and subsequent Israel-firsters morphed from being openly registered as foreign agents, who should have remained employees of the Israeli Embassy's Office of Information, into "American" domestic lobbyists for Israel, a far more benign, if dishonest, nomenclature.
Smith's very readable book reproduces and analyzes the highly deceptive Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) filings Kenen made while he was still an employee of the Israeli government in New York. It proceeds on to the American Zionist Council (ACZ), the precursor organization where AIPAC gestated. Referencing internal DOJ records, the book painstakingly documents previously undisclosed attempts by the Justice Department and dissenting Jewish groups, including the American Council for Judaism, to close down Kenen's Israeli-financed political propaganda operation-or to at least make it openly register and disclose its activities under FARA.
Thanks to Kenen's efforts, AIPAC's Zionist financial backers succeeded in laundering money, purchasing arms, smuggling stolen U.S. military hardware, and launching Israel's nuclear and military weapons industries. They paid for some of it with tax-exempt "charitable" donations, though a far larger percentage came from U.S. tax-dollars-without ever having to come out of the shadows.
Coming 20 years after Kenen's death, Smith's book is a powerful reminder to readers about the effectiveness of stealth public relations and the importance of framing stories for the mainstream media. (Kenen also launched the Near East Report, AIPAC's biweekly flagship publication, which is still a vital public relations tool for Israel.) This close examination of AIPAC's birth and struggle for power is a valuable lesson about nascent foreign interest lobbies, prosecutorial discretion, and the subversion of the rule of law by political elites.
America's Defense Line reads like a fascinating spy thriller or "who done it" that is hard to put down-until, that is, one remembers that AIPAC and its supporters are still at it-and, usually, getting away with it. (Stay tuned for the espionage trial of former AIPAC officials Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman.)
Readers of Smith's book, perhaps alongside Jeff Gates' Guilt By Association, will have all the history and information necessary to loosen AIPAC's grip upon our nation once and for all-but only if we all insist that the rule of law once again become the law of the land.
Delinda C. Hanley is news editor of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.
Jan 5, 2017 10:36 AM
-Clapper is a lying felon.
Jan 5, 2017 10:50 AM
I call you on the statement "Assange even stated that he received the DNC material from Seth Rich!"
Wikileaks is dogmatic on the protection of sources. Wikileaks did provide a reward of $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of Seth Rich's murderer, however.
Jan 5, 2017 1:07 PM
You're correct, but Assange did offer $20,000 for information on Rich's murder. One could infer this was Assange's way of telling us his murder is related to the leaked emails without technically divulging his source.
Jan 5, 2017 11:09 AM
Your question is absolutely valid! Assange said that the first batch of documents he published were given to him by a 'democratic staffer from the DNC'. After Seth was murdered - he offered the monies to find the murderer. I should have stated it that way in my comment. Be as it may Assange connected the dots for me when using the verbiage 'democratic staffer - DNC - Seth Rich - murdered. My bad!
Jan 5, 2017 3:56 PM
You don't have to wonder since Craig Murray has said the source was domestic. That is the absurdity of this entire affair--we have the intermediary on record, a career diplomat, and no one has publicly questioned him. This whole thing is akin to the cops catching a white guy leaving a house with stolen goods, then they go into the house to investigate and find a dead body and there is another guy standing there with a smoking gun and then they decide not only to ignore the murder, they put out a warrant for a black guy who was nowhere near the crime, letting the original burgler off the hook too. That's how idiotic and off the trail of the important crimes these guys are. I mean why the hell are we not talking about the legit classified docs that Hillary allowed to be pilfered by multiple foreign (and probably domestic) sources anymore? Seems to me that is the actual crime.
Jan 5, 2017 9:07 AM
> How about we send Congressional children and cia children first into battle against the Russians if they feel so strongly about it. <
Well, "someone's children" are already being sent to what could easily be the "Front Line" in a land battle against Mother Russia, and you can safely bet that none of these cannon-fodder will have families "with connections". THEIR children are all assured comfortable office jobs in the Pentagon, or similar.
Jan 5, 2017 11:20 AM
California just hired Eric "Too Big To Jail" Holder as its point man against Trump deporting the illegals. I am dumbfounded. He is obviously such a whore and incompetent/unethical attorney. I figured he would be smart and stay on the gold course. Shows you how stupid and blindly partisan Californians are.
Add Holder to the list of those who have lied so much that nobody believes jack shit from them. Dems don't get it. The Clintonistas have gone back to the well about one thousand times too many. They are sooooo old and worn. Incapable of flexing with the wind and forming new ideas.
Nancy Pelosi is starting to look her age all of the sudden. Put on about ten pounds. And wrinkles and saggy jowels.
BTW: We don't need new ideas, just the Constitution.
Jan 5, 2017 12:11 PM
This cracked me up since Holder is probably going to spend the next four years defending himself against crimes he committed while in office.
Alternate - Alternate narrative.
The Grizzly Steepe report is a mishmash.
This instance (DNC Wiki) may have been an insider leak. We need more info to be sure.
That said, we should not be so niave to think that russia does not ever hack us, of course they do.
We hack them too.
That is why we need to be careful about
JohnH said in
reply to Anachronism ...
Thursday, March 23,
2017 at 08:38 AM
Where's the collusion?
Even former DNI Director Clapper said there is no evidence.
explains: "The principal problem for Democrats is that so many media figures
and online charlatans are personally benefiting from feeding the base increasingly
unhinged, fact-free conspiracies - just as right-wing media polemicists did
after both Bill Clinton and Obama were elected - that there are now millions
of partisan soldiers absolutely convinced of a Trump/Russia conspiracy for which,
at least as of now, there is no evidence. And they are all waiting for the day,
which they regard as inevitable and imminent, when this theory will be proven
and Trump will be removed.
Key Democratic officials are clearly worried about the expectations that
have been purposely stoked and are now trying to tamp them down. Many of them
have tried to signal that the beliefs the base has been led to adopt have no
basis in reason or evidence.
The latest official to throw cold water on the MSNBC-led circus is President
Obama's former acting CIA chief Michael Morell. What makes him particularly
notable in this context is that Morell was one of Clinton's most vocal CIA surrogates.
In August, he not only endorsed Clinton in the pages of the New York Times but
also became the first high official to explicitly accuse Trump of disloyalty,
claiming, "In the intelligence business, we would say that Mr. Putin had recruited
Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation."
But on Wednesday night, Morell appeared at an intelligence community forum
to "cast doubt" on "allegations that members of the Trump campaign colluded
with Russia." "On the question of the Trump campaign conspiring with the Russians
here, there is smoke, but there is no fire at all," he said, adding, "There's
no little campfire, there's no little candle, there's no spark. And there's
a lot of people looking for it."
Democrats will do just about anything to avoid sacking their failed, corrupt,
said in reply to JohnH...
House also tweeted that former intelligence director James Clapper was
"right" to say there was "no evidence of collusion between Russia and
Trump Campaign." But Clapper said he had no such information "at the
time," meaning before he left office in January.
It further says:
'No Evidence of Collusion'
The White House, in a tweet, and Spicer, in his daily press briefing,
attempted to dismiss the possibility of collusion between the Trump
campaign and Russian officials by citing comments made by intelligence
leaders in the Obama administration, as well as by Democratic and Republican
leaders who have been briefed on the investigation to date.
But the White House misrepresented the comments of those officials.
As the attached video shows, the White House tweet left out an important
qualifier. Comey said Clapper was "right" to say that there was no evidence
of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign contained in the
declassified report released Jan. 6 on Russian activities during the
2016 presidential election.
Clapper made his remarks about the report in a "Meet the Press" interview
on March 5, when he was asked whether there were "improper contacts
between the Trump campaign and Russian officials."
"We did not include any evidence in our report, and I say, 'our,'
that's NSA, FBI and CIA, with my office, the Director of National Intelligence,
that had anything, that had any reflection of collusion between members
of the Trump campaign and the Russians," Clapper said. "There was no
evidence of that included in our report."
Clapper went on to say "at the time, we had no evidence of such collusion."
But he added, "This could have unfolded or become available in the time
since I left the government."
Clapper also said, "I do think, though, it is in everyone's interest,
in the current president's interests, in the Democrats' interests, in
the Republican interest, in the country's interest, to get to the bottom
of all this."
"Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd asked, "You admit your report that
you released in January doesn't get to the bottom of this?"
"It did - well, it got to the bottom of the evidence to the extent
of the evidence we had at the time," Clapper said. "Whether there is
more evidence that's become available since then, whether ongoing investigations
will be revelatory, I don't know."
Asked what the Senate intelligence committee could learn through
an investigation that Clapper's agency could not, Clapper replied, "Well,
I think they can look at this from a broader context than we could."
So Clapper did not say there was no collusion. He said there was
no evidence of collusion "at the time" he left office in January. And
he went on to say that he believed a Senate investigation was warranted
to clear the air.
March 23, 2017 at 09:56 AM
said in reply to Anachronism ...
course, there's this:
Key Dem points to evidence of collusion between Russia, Team Trump
03/23/17 08:00AM - Updated 03/23/17 01:37PM
By Steve Benen
. . .
But on MSNBC yesterday afternoon, the California Democrat again talked
to Chuck Todd, and this time he took another step forward when describing
the nature of the evidence.
TODD: But you admit, all you have right now is a circumstantial case?
SCHIFF: Actually, no, Chuck. I can tell you that the case is more than
that. And I can't go into the particulars, but there is more than circumstantial
evidence now. So, again, I think -
TODD: You have seen direct evidence of collusion?
SCHIFF: I don't to want go into specifics, but I will say that there
is evidence that is not circumstantial, and it very much worthy of investigation.
So, that is what we ought to do.
When we contacted the congressman's office, asking if Schiff may
have misspoken, and giving him a chance to walk this back, his office
said Schiff meant what he said. . . .
There's some fire along with all the smoke being generated.
March 23, 2017 at 11:12 AM
said in reply to Anachronism ...
" may have coordinated"
"FBI is investigating"
"according to one source"
"now reviewing that information"
"according to those U.S. officials"
"raising the suspicions"
" may have taken place'
"officials cautioned that the information was not conclusive"
"investigation is ongoing"
" began looking into possible coordination"
"a credible allegation of wrongdoing or reasonable basis to believe"
"One law enforcement official said the information in hand suggests"
" it appeared"
"it's premature to draw that inference"
" it's largely circumstantial"
"cannot yet prove that collusion took place"
"CNN has not confirmed"
" according to U.S. intelligence agencies"
" investigations are notoriously lengthy"
"can make it difficult for investigators to bring criminal charges"
"Investigators continue to analyze"
March 23, 2017 at 08:43 AM
said in reply to RGC...
did you expect at this point? A little investigative realism, please.
March 23, 2017 at 11:33 AM
said in reply to Anachronism ...
you are a business man looking for experts on Russia tht share your
Dovish views and your business posture and view point
Surely you'll scoop up Russian tools and mercenaries etc
My guess these guys operated beyond trumps awareness and control
March 23, 2017 at 11:39 AM
said in reply to Paine...
likes doing business with out castes marginal in the shadows players
in as Much as they were Russian state contract drones etc
Dark operatives etc
Criminal corrupt co opted ..whatever
THEY PAY BETTER THEN MNC outfits
He instinctively sees
Opportunities in Russia Iran and china
Wave a carrot or threaten to kick them in the cubes
March 23, 2017 at 11:43 AM
March 23, 2017 at 04:41 AM
2017 at 04:41 AM
The story is starting to get interesting:
kthomas -> Anachronism ...
March 23, 2017 at 04:51 AM
US officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have
coordinated with Russians
By Pamela Brown, Evan Perez, Shimon Prokupecz and Jim
US officials: Trump associates may have coordinated with
Washington (CNN) - The FBI has information that indicates
associates of President Donald Trump communicated with
suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the
release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's
campaign, US officials told CNN.
This is partly what FBI Director James Comey was referring
to when he made a bombshell announcement Monday before
Congress that the FBI is investigating the Trump campaign's
ties to Russia, according to one source.
The FBI is now reviewing that information, which includes
human intelligence, travel, business and phone records and
accounts of in-person meetings, according to those U.S.
officials. The information is raising the suspicions of FBI
counterintelligence investigators that the coordination may
have taken place, though officials cautioned that the
information was not conclusive and that the investigation is
In his statement on Monday Comey said the FBI began
looking into possible coordination between Trump campaign
associates and suspected Russian operatives because the
bureau had gathered "a credible allegation of wrongdoing or
reasonable basis to believe an American may be acting as an
agent of a foreign power."
The White House did not comment and the FBI declined to
White House press secretary Sean Spicer maintained Monday
after Comey's testimony that there was no evidence to suggest
any collusion took place.
"Investigating it and having proof of it are two different
things," Spicer said.
One law enforcement official said the information in hand
suggests "people connected to the campaign were in contact
and it appeared they were giving the thumbs up to release
information when it was ready." But other U.S. officials who
spoke to CNN say it's premature to draw that inference from
the information gathered so far since it's largely
The FBI cannot yet prove that collusion took place, but
the information suggesting collusion is now a large focus of
the investigation, the officials said.
The FBI has already been investigating four former Trump
campaign associates -- Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Roger
Stone and Carter Page -- for contacts with Russians known to
US intelligence. All four have denied improper contacts and
CNN has not confirmed any of them are the subjects of the
information the FBI is reviewing.
One of the obstacles the sources say the FBI now faces in
finding conclusive intelligence is that communications
between Trump's associates and Russians have ceased in recent
months given the public focus on Russia's alleged ties to the
Trump campaign. Some Russian officials have also changed
their methods of communications, making monitoring more
difficult, the officials said.
Last July, Russian intelligence agencies began
orchestrating the release of hacked emails stolen in a breach
of the Democratic National Committee and associated
organizations, as well as email accounts belonging to Clinton
campaign officials, according to U.S. intelligence agencies.
The Russian operation was also in part focused on the
publication of so-called "fake news" stories aimed at
undermining Hillary Clinton's campaign. But FBI investigators
say they are less focused on the coordination and publication
of those "fake news" stories, in part because those
publications are generally protected free speech.
The release of the stolen emails, meanwhile, transformed
an ordinary cyber-intrusion investigation into a much bigger
case handled by the FBI's counterintelligence division.
FBI counterintelligence investigations are notoriously
lengthy and often involve some of the U.S. government's most
highly classified programs, such as those focused on
intelligence-gathering, which can make it difficult for
investigators to bring criminal charges without exposing
Investigators continue to analyze the material and
information from multiple sources for any possible
indications of coordination, according to US officials.
Director Comey in Monday's hearing refused to reveal what
specifically the FBI was looking for or who they're focusing
US officials said the information was not drawn from the
leaked dossier of unverified information compiled by a former
British intelligence official compiled for Trump's political
opponents, though the dossier also suggested coordination
between Trump campaign associates and Russian operatives.
He's probably bangin' his daughter.
anne -> kthomas...
March 23, 2017 at 05:54 AM
He's probably ------- his --------.
kthomas -> anne...
March 23, 2017 at 06:40 AM
[ This person is
continually obscene. This person is continually trying to
terrorize and destroy. ]
Piss off. Nobody elected you to blog sheriff, you hypocrite.
Peter K. -> kthomas...
March 23, 2017 at 07:06 AM
anne -> kthomas...
March 23, 2017 at 07:21 AM
He's probably ------- his --------.
Gerald -> Anachronism ...
March 23, 2017 at 06:24 AM
Oh look, a new ------- ----------.
[ This person is continually obscene. This person is
continually trying to terrorize and destroy. This person
continually threatens others.
I am afraid of this person. ]
"The story is starting to get interesting."
Anachronism -> Gerald...
March 23, 2017 at 06:41 AM
doubt in my mind that Trump's team did in fact collude with
the Russians, and that the investigation will ultimately come
to the same conclusion. That's when the fun begins, if
impeachment proceedings can be called fun. Trump will deny,
deny, deny that he had any knowledge of the collusion; the
fact that he's a serial liar won't prevent most Republicans
from voting against his impeachment. Only Trump can save us
by doing a Nixon and resigning. He won't though, and we'll be
right back where we are, with one huge exception: we'll have
a proven traitor sitting in the White House, kept there by a
Agreed. If in fact the FBI can prove substantial ties between
the Russians and the Trump team co-ordinating the Wikileak
email dump, that has to qualify as "high crimes and
Gerald -> Anachronism ...
March 23, 2017 at 07:18 AM
And given that, at this point, President
Cheeto is so unpopular, plus the FBI's evidence (yet to be
proven), they would almost have to vote for impeachment or
risk losing re-election in their home districts.
Go make some popcorn, grab your favorite beverage, sit
back and enjoy the sound of them imploding.
"...and enjoy the sound of them imploding." Can't wait to
hear it. :)
JohnH -> Anachronism ...
March 23, 2017 at 07:15 AM
Like Whitewater, this investigation will take years and may
well come up empty.
JohnH -> Anachronism ...
March 23, 2017 at 08:02 AM
Meanwhile, Democrats can obsess about
how unfair the election was, deny any notion that Hillary was
a lousy candidate, and refuse to figure out how to talk to
working people or come up with any kind of coherent economic
Trump-Putin shows that they are willing to do most any
distraction to keep from having to keep their eye on the
As a result, Democrats will mostly likely circle the
wagons to foist another mealy mouthed neoliberal on the
electorate in 2020 in the tradition of Gore, Kerry, and
Hillary, a candidate who will almost certainly assure Trump a
Despite a string of congressional losses, the sclerotic,
corrupt leadership refuses get rid of their losing
leadership. It would appear that Democrats have grown to love
playing Washington Generals to Republicans' Harlem
The current requirement for a duopoly assures that there
is always a place for losers.
Mark my words: "The Trump-Putin investigation [will take]
years because [investigators can't] find any wrongdoing from
[Trump-Putin] and so then continued looking into
[Trump-Putin] whenever they could, simply to keep the witch
If they had any evidence beyond innuendo and
hearsay, we would have seen some of it by now.
Trump-Putin has become an elaborate distraction to keep
Democrats from looking honestly at their failure, and to keep
the American public entertained as Trump guts the remnants of
their safety net.
"... Last Edit: Today at 02:32:13 PM by King Wenceslas ..."
Topic: Trump and the Neo-Con National
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Mar 22, 2017 11:38 PM
Mar 22, 2017 11:22 PM
Is this the same Dennis Montgomery who had some fraud in his past? or was that
disinfo to discredit him then as well?
Mar 22, 2017 11:21 PM
This is probably why Nunes went public today. What a shame. If not for Klayman,
Nunes would have gone along with the committee.
Mar 22, 2017 11:21 PM
They are spying on everyone. Pelosi, Schumer, Waters Judges. You name it, they
are spying on everyone. No exceptions.!!!
Mar 22, 2017 11:15 PM
And the plot thickens. Whoever said may you live in interesting times......had
no idea. Can you feel the desperation from the filthy corrupt democrats? The
demonic spirits that reside in them are going berserk. The light is starting to
shine on them and their evil deeds are more transparent than ever. It's only
gonna get better
Not Too Important
Mar 22, 2017 11:06 PM
Fox better rehire Napolitano before it is too late. But it is too late for
the Wall Street Journal comparing Trump to 'a drunk' clinging to 'an empty gin
bottle' in scathing editorial.
Mar 22, 2017 11:01 PM
Nunes saw what he saw, got scared to death, and went directly to the President
of the United States, because he can't trust anyone else, anywhere.
He is now
facing ruthless fuckers that will kill and kill and kill some more to protect
themselves and their masters.
He's thinking he's in waay over his head with this, and there's no way out.
This is a fight between kiddie fuckers that worship Satan, the people that
work for them, and the people that don't.
Buckle up, folks, there's no putting this genie back in the bottle.
Mar 22, 2017 11:05 PM
We incidentally lied to some folks.
Mar 22, 2017 11:17 PM
The best thing about this presidency so far, is that everything is being
laid out on the table. Soon it will be impossible to hide the swamp.
it's better than homeland X game of thrones.
[Mar 22, 2017] Reply
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 06:10 AM
Ben Norton @BenjaminNorton
6 years after catastrophic regime change in Libya, read
the UK Parliament report on how NATO's war was based on lies
U.K. Parliament report details how NATO's 2011 war in
Libya was based on lies
British investigation: Gaddafi was not going to massacre
civilians; Western bombing made Islamist extremism worse
10:59 AM - 21 Mar 2017
anne said in reply to anne...
March 20, 2017
Warnings of a 'Powder Keg' in Libya as ISIS Regroups
By ERIC SCHMITT
Punishing strikes in December and January hurt the
terrorist group, but it is exploiting the chaos and political
vacuum gripping the country, American and allied officials
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 06:11 AM
"... History will look back at us with the same wonder that we look back on the mad excesses of certain nations founded in devotion to extreme, almost other-worldly, ideologies of the last century. ..."
"... Apparently the slashing of health benefits for the unfortunate is not severe enough in the proposed Trump/Ryan plan. Our GOP house neo-liberals are enthusiastic to unleash the wonders of the cure-all deregulated market on the American public, again. Like a dog returns to its vomit. ..."
"The problem of the last three decades is not the 'vicissitudes of the marketplace,' but rather
deliberate actions by the government to redistribute income from the rest of us to the one percent.
This pattern of government action shows up in all areas of government policy."
"When the modern corporation acquires power over markets, power in the community, power over
the state and power over belief, it is a political instrument, different in degree but not in
kind from the state itself. To hold otherwise - to deny the political character of the modern
corporation - is not merely to avoid the reality.
It is to disguise the reality. The victims of that disguise are those we instruct in error."
John Kenneth Galbraith
And unfortunately the working class victims of that disguise are going to be receiving the consequences
of their folly, and then some.
Secure in their monopolies and key positions with regard to reform and the law, the corporations
are further acquiring access to the protections of the rights of individuals as well, it appears,
at least according to Citizens United .
Maybe our leaders and their self-proclaimed technocrats will finally do the right thing. I personally
doubt it, except that if they do it will probably be by accident.
More likely, the right thing will eventually come about the old-fashioned way- under the duress
of a crisis, and the growing protests of the much neglected and long suffering.
History will look back at us with the same wonder that we look back on the mad excesses of certain
nations founded in devotion to extreme, almost other-worldly, ideologies of the last century.
... ... ...
Apparently the slashing of health benefits for the unfortunate is not severe enough in the
proposed Trump/Ryan plan. Our GOP house neo-liberals are enthusiastic to unleash the wonders of the
cure-all deregulated market on the American public, again. Like a dog returns to its vomit.
Better if they start breaking up corporate health monopolies and embrace real reform at the sources
of the soaring costs. The US pays far, far too much for drugs and healthcare, and deregulating the
markets is not the solution. We do have the example of the rest of the developed world for what to
do about this. It is called 'single payer.'
But players keep on playing. And politicians and their enablers in the professions will not see
what their big money donors do not wish them to see. And that is one of their few bipartisan efforts.
Might one suggest that our political animals stop trying to do all the reforming and cost controls
bottom up, while applying the stimulus top down? That approach they have been flogging to no avail
for about thirty years is a recipe for a dying middle class.
Here is a short video from the Bernie Sanders WV town hall that shows
The Face of American Desperation.
By the way, the governor of West Virginia is a Democrat. He wasn't there.
10:05 a.m. It's a small issue in the grand scheme of things, but the effort to describe the Russia
network as diabolical propaganda without mentioning Voice of America and Radio Liberty/Radio
Free Europe continues to amaze. Apparently Russia is the only country that funds a media network
intended to influence foreign audiences.
Nunes in his opening statement characterizes RT as a disinformation effort that "traffics in anti-American
conspiracies," rivaling Soviet propaganda. Here it is hard not to think of the joint intel report
that cited the network's reporting on Occupy Wall Street, "corporate greed" and fracking as evidence
of its anti-American nature. It also decried the network's use of the term "surveillance state" to
describe the U.S., which will be pretty ironic considering the content of today's hearing.
Again, it's a small point, but by these standards pretty much any alternative media outlet is "anti-American,"
and it's alarming to hear Democrats later ape this language in reference to RT.
10:20 a.m. Schiff delivers a long speech that essentially lays out the Trump-Russia conspiracy. Twitter
seems to be unanimous that it's a powerful piece of rhetoric.
Among other things, he unblinkingly cites the Christopher Steele's "golden showers" dossier as
a source. This seems like a pretty intense political calculation given that Michael Morell, who would
have been Hillary Clinton's CIA director, basically called the dossier useless just last week. The
dossier "doesn't take you anywhere, I think," Morell said. But it's all over this hearing, with multiple
Democratic members citing it. What that means, who knows, but it's interesting to see that level
of commitment from the Democrats.
10:32 a.m. Comey creates the big headline of the day by saying, "I have been authorized ... to
confirm that the FBI is investigating" the Russia story.
This both is and isn't big news. Although it's the first time it's been stated publicly, the existence
of this investigation has been common knowledge for a long time. Most of the leaked reports on the
topic have included this information.
For instance, The New York Times story from February 14th, about Trump officials having had "contact"
with Russian intelligence, spoke definitively of an investigation into possible collusion between
the Trump campaign and the Putin government.
Still, that doesn't mean Comey had to do what he did today. Is this payback to Trump for accusing
the FBI of illegally wiretapping him? Is it a good-faith effort to square the ledger in terms of
his previous highly controversial decision to out the Clinton email investigation? It's curious and
bold either way. One wonders if Trump might fire him.
The true newsworthy detail, of course, isn't that Comey disclosed the existence of an FBI investigation
into Trump as Democrats should know better than anyone, that doesn't necessarily mean anything
but that Comey is doing this now and didn't do so earlier, before the election. Obviously, he made
a different choice with regard to the Clinton email story, and the Democrats rightfully should be
furious about that.
10:36 a.m. Nunes asks Rogers if Russians hacked vote tallies in Michigan. Rogers answers no, noting
that the NSA doesn't do domestic surveillance. Nunes goes on to ask about Pennsylvania, Ohio and
Wisconsin, knowing Rogers won't answer. It's a totally meaningless exchange, but instantly becomes
This is what these hearings are for, primarily. Except for very rare occasions when mega-careful
witnesses like Comey and Rogers decide to give up tidbits, for the most part these hearings are held
so that House members can ping-pong talking points off witnesses, and then circulate clips of themselves
asking questions to which they already know the answers.
10:39 a.m. Florida Republican Tom Rooney asks Rogers about incidental collection of data about
"U.S. persons" under the Section 702 program. Admiral Rogers' explanation for how they use that data,
and how they protect the rights of U.S. companies and citizens redacting or "masking" identities,
for instance is almost comically non-reassuring.
Reading between the lines, the NSA seems to have basically unrestricted ability to snoop on foreigners.
When their targets are speaking to American persons or communicating with American companies, the
agency also seems to have an absurdly permissive mandate to listen to whatever they want to listen
to. Only later, it seems, do they figure out how to justify it legally.
This is an example of how the hyper-partisan nature of these hearings spoils American politics.
Liberals especially should be seriously concerned about such surveillance overreach by the intelligence
agencies, and also about leaks directed against individuals by intelligence officials. Similarly,
conservatives should be mortified by the possibility of foreign interference in our electoral process.
But because both of these issues are tied in highly specific ways to the political fortunes of
Donald Trump, each issue will be ignored by one side and thundered over by the other.
11:03 a.m. Schiff asks both men if Obama wiretapped Trump as Trump claimed. "I have no information
that supports those tweets," Comey says. Asked if he engages in McCarthyism, Comey says he tries
"not to engage in any isms of any kind, including McCarthyism." He gets laughs. Comey is a very,
very slick witness, difficult to read.
An interesting development in this hearing is that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans are
treating these witnesses as hostile. And both Comey and Rogers are in their own ways giving both
Nunes and Schiff what they want so far. They're allowing members of both parties to make speeches
and ask their suggestive questions, while giving them next to nothing.
11:19 a.m. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, last seen spending two expensive years stepping
on his weenie in a pathetic effort to dig up dirt on Hillary Clinton through the
Benghazi probe, comes on to the delight of, well, nobody. Gowdy is the first to cross
over into open unfriendliness. Ominously, he starts trying to get Comey to say reporters
could be held criminally liable for disclosing secret information.
Gowdy later scores
a point by getting Comey to explain a hypothetical: how he would go about investigating
the leak of a U.S. citizen's name that appears in a newspaper. (He's clearly talking
Comey, with the caveat that he's not talking about anyone specific, lays out how he
would do that, talking about identifying the "universe" of people with access to that
information and then using investigative techniques to further narrow the field.
Indirectly, Comey confirms Gowdy's interpretation of a "felonious" disclosure to a
newspaper that must be prosecuted. It sets up a demand that Comey investigate and
prosecute that leak.
Gowdy does in fact go on to make such a demand. But Comey cockblocks Gowdy and says
he "can't" promise that he will investigate the leaks.
Gowdy looks like someone just stole his box of Mike and Ikes. He seems surprised,
like he didn't expect Comey's answer. Comey smiles and glares at Gowdy like the
third-rater he is.
11:43 a.m. Jim Himes asks Comey if Ukraine used to be part of the Soviet Union. Comey
says yes. Glad we cleared that up.
11:52 a.m. Mike Conaway of Texas points out that determining the source of a hacking
campaign is a forensic enterprise, but asks how they determine intent. In the process,
he pins down Rogers as saying he had a "lower level" of confidence in the idea that the
Russians preferred Trump to Clinton.
Conaway then plunges into a bizarre metaphor about how his wife went to Texas Tech,
so he roots for the Red Raiders and dislikes the Longhorns, or something. Conaway seemed
to want to ask if it is possible to root against Texas without liking the Red Raiders,
or the opposite, but pretty much everyone watching instantly loses track of whether
Hillary Clinton is Texas or Texas Tech in the metaphor.
Comey confidently goes with it. "Wherever the Red Raiders are playing, you want them
to win and their opposition to lose," he says. He goes on to elaborate on the metaphor,
talking about how the Russians later in the year knew the Red Raiders were going to
lose, "so you hope key people on the other team get hurt so they are not as tough an
opponent down the road."
The substantively interesting thing here is Comey's sly disclosure that the Russians
late in the game expected Trump to lose the election. But his deft handling of Conaway's
bumbling hypothetical overshadows the answer.
12:21 p.m. Nunes tries on a new rhetorical line: It's absurd to say Russians prefer
Republicans, because Reagan!
This is silly, of course, because Trump is a different animal from Reagan, but then
Comey and Rogers do something equally silly. On the question of whether the Russians
preferred Romney or McCain over Obama, they both look at each other like it's crazy to
suggest they ever considered the question. Isn't it their job to know things like that?
They're clearly dissembling.
12:25 p.m. Peter King, the most mumbly member on the panel, asks about the
report that Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe
told Reince Priebus that one of the
New York Times
stories on Russia was "BS."
"Is there any way you can comment on whether or not Mr. McCabe told that to Mr.
Priebus?" King asks.
Comey gives a classically Comeyish answer:
"I can't, Mr. King, but I can agree with your general premise. Leaks have always been
a problem. I read over the weekend [about] George Washington and Abraham Lincoln
complaining about them. But I do agree in the last six weeks and months there apparently
have been a lot of instances of conversations appearing in the media, and a lot of it is
dead wrong. Which is one of the challenges, because we don't correct it. It's made it
difficult because people are talking, or at least reporters are saying people are
talking, in ways that have struck me as being unusually active."
Translation: blow me, I'm not telling you what McCabe said to Priebus. King basically
thanks them both and retreats. King will spend much of the day apologizing for asking
perfectly legitimate questions.
Although the hearing has generated tons of headlines before it hits the halfway mark,
it's really a giant tease.
Both Comey and Rogers indicated from the start that they will reserve their more
candid testimony for a later classified hearing with these same members. For the public,
this means one thing: we'll continue to get no real answers, and a heavily partisan and
politicized version of events, no matter what happens. So long as the investigations
aren't closed, and the real information is kept behind closed doors, both parties can
pursue their rhetorical campaigns unchecked. And the testimony of people like Comey and
Rogers will be useful only for driving interest in the reading of tea leaves.
There should probably be three entirely separate investigations. One should concern
the question of whether, or to what extent, the Russians interfered with the election.
That's a non-partisan question, really, one everyone should care about, but Republicans
won't do anything about it because they will perceive the entire issue as a partisan
attack on Trump.
A second inquiry could deal with the question of illegal/politicized leaks of secret
surveillance data coming from the "IC." Again, in reality this is a non-partisan
concern. Were congressional Democrats really interested in getting at whatever the
intelligence community has on Trump, a bipartisan inquiry of this nature would be an
excellent pressure point.
Lastly, you could have a completely separate set of hearings into the question of
whether or not the Trump campaign engaged in anything untoward in its dealings with
Russians last year. If there's anything to this, the public needs to hear it, and it all
needs to be public.
But don't expect answers anytime soon. Hearings like today's only add to the
frustrating strangeness of this scandal, and it looks like this will continue for quite
Anti-Russian campaign is too profitable to be affected by minor setbacks.
"... Does Russia Have a Future? ..."
The mainstream U.S. media has virtually banned any commentary that doesn't treat Russian President
Putin as the devil, but a surprising breach in the groupthink has occurred in Foreign Affairs magazine,
reports Gilbert Doctorow.
Realistically, no major change in U.S. foreign and defense policy is possible without substantial
support from the U.S. political class, but a problem occurs when only one side of a debate gets a
fair hearing and the other side gets ignored or marginalized. That is the current situation regarding
U.S. policy toward Russia.
For the past couple of decades, only the neoconservatives and their close allies, the liberal
interventionists, have been allowed into the ring to raise their gloves in celebration of an uncontested
victory over policy. On the very rare occasion when a "realist" or a critic of "regime change" wars
somehow manages to sneak into the ring, they find both arms tied behind them and receive the predictable
While this predicament has existed since the turn of this past century, it has grown more pronounced
since the U.S.-Russia relationship slid into open confrontation in 2014 after the U.S.-backed coup
in Ukraine overthrowing elected President Viktor Yanukovych and sparking a civil war that led Crimea
to secede and join Russia and Ukraine's eastern Donbass region to rise up in rebellion.
But the only narrative that the vast majority of Americans have heard and that the opinion centers
of Washington and New York have allowed is the one that blames everything on "Russian aggression."
Those who try to express dissenting opinions noting, for instance,
the intervention in Ukrainian affairs by Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland as well
as the U.S.-funded undermining on Yanukovych's government have been essentially banned from both
the U.S. mass media and professional journals.
When a handful of independent news sites (including Consortiumnews.com) tried to report on the
other side of the story, they were denounced as "Russian propagandists" and
ended up on "blacklists" promoted by The Washington Post and other mainstream news outlets.
An Encouraging Sign
That is why it is encouraging that Foreign Affairs magazine, the preeminent professional journal
of American diplomacy, took the extraordinary step (extraordinary at least in the current environment)
of publishing Robert English's
article , entitled "Russia, Trump, and a new D้tente," that challenges the prevailing groupthink
and does so with careful scholarship.
A wintery scene in Moscow, near Red Square. (Photo by Robert Parry)
In effect, English's article trashes the positions of all Foreign Affairs' featured contributors
for the past several years. But it must be stressed that there are no new discoveries of fact or
new insights that make English's essay particularly valuable. What he has done is to bring together
the chief points of the counter-current and set them out with extraordinary writing skills, efficiency
and persuasiveness of argumentation. Even more important, he has been uncompromising.
The facts laid out by English could have been set out by one of several experienced and informed
professors or practitioners of international relations. But English had the courage to follow the
facts where they lead and the skill to convince the Foreign Affairs editors to take the chance on
allowing readers to see some unpopular truths even though the editors now will probably come under
attack themselves as "Kremlin stooges."
The overriding thesis is summed up at the start of the essay: "For 25 years, Republicans and Democrats
have acted in ways that look much the same to Moscow. Washington has pursued policies that have ignored
Russian interests (and sometimes international law as well) in order to encircle Moscow with military
alliances and trade blocs conducive to U.S. interests. It is no wonder that Russia pushes back. The
wonder is that the U.S. policy elite doesn't get this, even as foreign-affairs neophyte Trump apparently
English's article goes back to the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s and explains why
and how U.S. policy toward Russia was wrong and wrong again. He debunks the notion that Boris Yeltsin
brought in a democratic age, which Vladimir Putin undid after coming to power.
English explains how the U.S. meddled in Russian domestic politics in the mid-1990s to falsify
election results and ensure Yeltsin's continuation in office despite his unpopularity for bringing
on an economic Depression that average Russians remember bitterly to this day. That was a time when
the vast majority of Russians equated democracy with "shitocracy."
English describes how the Russian economic and political collapse in the 1990s was exploited by
the Clinton administration. He tells why currently fashionable U.S. critics of Putin are dead wrong
when they fail to acknowledge Putin's achievements in restructuring the economy, tax collection,
governance, improvements in public health and more which account for his spectacular popularity ratings
English details all the errors and stupidities of the Obama administration in its handling of
Russia and Putin, faulting President Obama and Secretary of State (and later presidential candidate)
Hillary Clinton for all of their provocative and insensitive words and deeds. What we see in U.S.
policy, as described by English, is the application of double standards, a prosecutorial stance towards
Russia, and outrageous lies about the country and its leadership foisted on the American public.
Then English takes on directly all of the paranoia over Russia's alleged challenge to Western
democratic processes. He calls attention instead to how U.S. foreign policy and the European Union's
own policies in the new Member States and candidate Member States have created all the conditions
for a populist revolt by buying off local elites and subjecting the broad populace in these countries
English concludes his essay with a call to give d้tente with Putin and Russia a chance.
Who Is Robert English?
English's Wikipedia entry and biographical data provided on his University of Southern California
web pages make it clear that he has quality academic credentials: Master of Public Administration
and PhD. in politics from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton
University. He also has a solid collection of scholarly publications to his credit as author or co-editor
with major names in the field of Russian-Soviet intellectual history.
Red Square in Moscow with a winter festival to the left and the Kremlin to the right. (Photo by
He spent six years doing studies for U.S. intelligence and defense: 19821986 at the Department
of Defense and 1986-88 at the U.S. Committee for National Security. And he has administrative experience
as the Director of the USC School of International Relations.
Professor English is not without his political ambitions. During the 2016 presidential election
campaign, he tried to secure a position as foreign policy adviser to Democratic hopeful Sen. Bernie
Sanders. In pursuit of this effort, English had the backing of progressives at The Nation,
which in February 2016 published an article of his entitled "Bernie Sanders, the Foreign Policy
Realist of 2016."
English's objective was to demonstrate how wrong many people were to see in Sanders a visionary
utopian incapable of defending America's strategic interests. Amid the praise of Sanders in this
article, English asserts that Sanders is as firm on Russia as Hillary Clinton.
By the end of the campaign, however, several tenacious neocons had attached themselves to Sanders's
inner circle and English departed. So, one might size up English as just one more opportunistic academic
who will do whatever it takes to land a top job in Washington.
While there is nothing new in such "flexibility," there is also nothing necessarily offensive
in it. From the times of Machiavelli if not earlier, intellectuals have tended to be guns for hire.
The first open question is how skilled they are in managing their sponsors as well as in managing
their readers in the public. But there is also a political realism in such behavior, advancing a
politician who might be a far better leader than the alternatives while blunting the attack lines
that might be deployed against him or her.
Then, there are times, such as the article for Foreign Affairs, when an academic may be speaking
for his own analysis of an important situation whatever the political costs or benefits. Sources
who have long been close to English assure me that the points in his latest article match his true
The Politics of Geopolitics
Yet, it is one thing to have a courageous author and knowledgeable scholar. It is quite another
to find a publisher willing to take the heat for presenting views that venture outside the mainstream
Establishment. In that sense, it is stunning that Foreign Affairs chose to publish English and let
him destroy the groupthink that has dominated the magazine and the elite foreign policy circles for
President Barack Obama meets with President Vladimir Putin of Russia on the sidelines of the G20
Summit at Regnum Carya Resort in Antalya, Turkey, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. National Security Advisor
Susan E. Rice listens at left. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The only previous exception to the magazine's lockstep was an article by University of Chicago
professor John Mearsheimer entitled "Why the Ukraine Crisis is the West's Fault" published in September
2014. That essay shot holes in Official Washington's recounting of the events leading up to the Russian
annexation of Crimea and intervention in the Donbass.
It was a shock to many of America's leading foreign policy insiders who, in the next issue, rallied
like a collection of white cells to attack the invasive thinking. But there were some Foreign Affairs
readers about one-third of the commenters who voiced agreement with Mearsheimer's arguments.
But that was a one-time affair. Mearsheimer appears to have been tolerated because he was one of
the few remaining exponents of the Realist School in the United States. But he was not a Russia specialist.
Foreign Affairs may have turned to Robert English because the editors, as insider-insiders, found
themselves on the outside of the Trump administration looking in. The magazine's 250,000 subscribers,
which include readers from across the globe, expect Foreign Affairs to have some lines into the corridors
In that regard, the magazine has been carrying water for the State Department since the days of
the Cold War. For instance, in the spring issue of 2007, the magazine published a cooked-up
article signed by Ukrainian politician Yuliya Tymoshenko on why the West must contain Russia,
a direct response to Putin's
speech in which he accused the United States of destabilizing the world through the Iraq War
and other policies.
Anticipating Hillary Clinton's expected election, Foreign Affairs' editors did not hedge their
bets in 2016. They sided with the former Secretary of State and hurled rhetorical bricks at Donald
Trump. In their September issue, they compared him to a tin-pot populist dictator in South America.
Thus, they found themselves cut off after Trump's surprising victory. For the first time in many
years in the opening issue of the New Year following a U.S. presidential election, the magazine did
not feature an interview with the incoming Secretary of State or some other cabinet member.
Though Official Washington's anti-Russian frenzy seems to be reaching a crescendo on Capitol Hill
with strident hearings on alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election, the underlying reality
is that the neocons are descending into a fury over their sudden loss of power.
The hysteria was highlighted when neocon Sen. John McCain lashed out at Sen. Rand Paul after the
libertarian senator objected to special consideration for McCain's resolution supporting Montenegro's
entrance into NATO. In a stunning breach of Senate protocol, a livid McCain accused Paul of "working
for Vladimir Putin."
Meanwhile, some Democratic leaders have begun
cautioning their anti-Trump followers not to expect too much from congressional investigations
into the supposed Trump-Russia collusion on the election.
In publishing Robert English's essay challenging much of the anti-Russian groupthink that has
dominated Western geopolitics over the past few years, Foreign Affairs may be finally bending to
the recognition that it is risking its credibility if it continues to put all its eggs in the we-hate-Russia
That hedging of its bets may be a case of self-interest, but it also may be an optimistic sign
that the martyred Fifteenth Century Catholic Church reformer Jan Hus was right when he maintained
that eventually the truth will prevail.
Gilbert Doctorow is a Brussels-based political analyst. His latest book, Does Russia Have
a Future? was published in August 2015.
Rachel Maddow looks at the role of Russian bot networks and cyber war tactics during the 2016 U.S.
election and notes that those things didn't just go away after the election. She proves to be
a talented anti-Russian warmonger. Very impressive piece of propaganda. Classic brainwashing.
MSNC clearly is in neo-McCarthyism camp and try to capitalize on anti-Russian hysteria. Of
cause, Rachel Maddow was and still is a Hillary puppet, so she should have her credibility already destroyed.
but people still watching her show and that's a problem. Previously she supported this neocon warmonger,
now she became one. The problem with her blabbing is that accounting to FBI Russians have written
off Trump in Summer 2016.
Looks like Democratic party brass can no longer control the anti-Russian hysteria why wiped
up, even if they realized that they went too far and the ability to lick thier wound by launching anti-Russian
hysteria and getting it to the sky level pitch has some adverse effects in a long run ...
"... This anti-Russian warmonger Rachel Maddow is a Hillary puppet. That is a known fact. She has been dyed-in-the-wool supported neocon warmonger Hillary Clinton for the duration of the campaign. ..."
"... A company related to a NATO aligned "think-tank", which is financed by weapon producers and other special interests, raises allegations against Russia that are quite possibly unfounded. These allegations are then used by NATO to build up a public boogeyman picture of "the Russian enemy". In consequence the budgets for NATO militaries and the profits of weapon producers increase. ..."
"... It is a simple racket, but with potentially very bad consequences for all of us. ..."
libezkova -> Peter K ....
March 22, 2017 at 04:24 PM
RGC -> EMichael...
March 22, 2017 at 04:45 PM
This anti-Russian warmonger Rachel Maddow is a Hillary puppet. That is a known fact. She
has been dyed-in-the-wool supported neocon warmonger Hillary Clinton for the duration of the campaign.
All her blows were below the belt.
This selective reporting of pieces of information is actually pretty disingenuous. Anybody
using those methods and by selective reporting of bits of information that support your viewpoint
can be painted as a Russian agent. Even EMichael :-)
The problem with her blabbing is that according to FBI Russians have written off Trump in Summer
Listening to this show by MSNBC is so disguising, that I lost any respect for it.
Fool Me Once ... - Crowdstrike Claimed Two Cases
Of "Russian Hacking" - One Has Been Proven Wrong
The cyber-security company Crowdstrike claimed that the "Russia" hacked the Democratic National
Committee. It also claimed that "Russia" hacked artillery units of the Ukrainian army. The second
claim has now be found to be completely baseless. That same is probably the case with its claims
related to the DNC.
The DNC was likely not hacked at all. Some insider with access to its servers may have taken
the emails to publish them. On July 10 2016 the DNC IT administrator Sean Rich was found fatally
shot on the streets of Washington DC. To this day no culprit has been found. The crime is unsolved.
Five Congressional staffers and IT administrators from Pakistan, some of whom also worked for
the DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, are under criminal investigation for unauthorized access
to Congressional computers. They had the password of Wasserman-Schultz and may have had access
to the DNC servers.
Crowdstrike's claims of "Russian hacking" have evidently been false with regards to the Ukrainian
artillery. Crowdstrike's claims of "Russian hacking" in the case of the DNC have never been supported
or confirmed by independent evidence. There are reasons to believe that the loss of control of
the DNC's email archives were a case of unauthorized internal access and not a "hack" at all.
A company related to a NATO aligned "think-tank", which is financed by weapon producers and
other special interests, raises allegations against Russia that are quite possibly unfounded.
These allegations are then used by NATO to build up a public boogeyman picture of "the Russian
enemy". In consequence the budgets for NATO militaries and the profits of weapon producers increase.
It is a simple racket, but with potentially very bad consequences for all of us.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 04:45 PM
"... the wrong foreign power ..."
"Devin Nunes is a conservative Republican from the San Joaquin Valley who
advised Donald Trump through his transition to the presidency. Adam Schiff is
a Los Angeles Democrat who campaigned for Hillary Clinton and isn't shy in his
criticisms of the man who defeated her" [
Now the two California congressmen find themselves at the center of the political
universe, leading a House probe into Russian meddling in American politics .
The two have no qualms about expressing disagreements with what they deduce
from the same pot of information, but their joint appearances are a vestige
of the kind of bipartisanship that has all but disappeared from Washington.
And yet, Monday's hearing showed the partisan divide on the issue, with Republican
members focused on plugging government leaks of sensitive information and Democrats
interested in possible collusion." "Meddling," "collusion." Pretty squishy words
"Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire" [
(Furzy Mouse). ZOMG!!!! The Ukrainians were
seeking to influence
Where's that declaration of war I had lying around
"From Russia, with Panic" [Yasha Levine,
(DG)]. This is an important post. Key point: "But in private
conversations, as well as little-noticed public discussions, security professionals
take a dimmer view of the cybersecurity complex. And the more I've looked at
the hysteria surrounding Russia's supposed hacking of our elections, the more
I've come to see it as a case study of everything wrong and dangerous about
the cyber-attribution business." For example: "Matt Tait, a former GCHQ analyst
and founder of Capital Alpha Security who blogs under the influential Twitter
handle @pwnallthethings, found a Word document pilfered from the DNC and leaked
by Guccifer 2.0. As he examined its data signatures, he discovered that it had
been edited by Felix Edmundovich-a.k.a. Felix Dzerzhinsky, founder of the Cheka.
To him, it was proof that Guccifer 2.0 was part of the same Russian intelligence
operation. He really believed that the super sophisticated spy group trying
to hide its Russian ties would register its Microsoft Word processor in the
name of the leader of the infamously brutal Soviet security service."
"Could the President Spy on His Political Opponents?" [
]. "But regardless of whether [Trump's "wiretapping"]
claims turn out to be completely false, which is all but certain now, they do
raise a question that shouldn't be casually dismissed: Could President Obama's
administration have surveiled his political opponents under its interpretation
of the law? Could President Trump's administration now do the same? The answer,
unfortunately, is yes."
"Report: Paul Manafort Drafted a Plan in 2005 to Influence American Politics
for Putin's Benefit" [
I used Slate because "2005" somehow didn't get into the headlines in the other
a blow-by-blow from NPR
I can well believe that the Democrats are so feckless that they ginned up
a Trump scandal with
the wrong foreign power
in piss-Trump dossier that rang true-Trump happy media focus on
his Russia ties rather than his China biz
2:48 PM - 20 Mar 2017
"A White House in full-court press mode deployed President Donald Trump and
Vice President Mike Pence to Capitol
Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,
One thing we should
have learned over the past year or so is you can take any narrative being pushed by the
corporate media and Democrats, and
assume that the exact opposite is true
The current Trump-Russia hysteria could very well turn out to be the latest and most
embarrassing example of this phenomenon. In fact, well known Putin-critic, Masha Gessen,
recently warned in an interview with
her biggest fear is
a Trump-Putin conflict, not some imagined alliance.
Below I provide the excerpts from this lengthy interview which I believe are relevant
to the topic.
: I want to talk a little bit about where we are right
now. And then back up to why it is, in your life, you've figured out this expecting
the unimaginable. But recently, you know, American politics has been consumed by
Russia. Russia, Russia, Russia, Russia. And you wrote something that a lot of people
were surprised by the other day, although I was not. And you said, "Beware the
And that, in fact, the Russia scandal that now threatens to engulf President
Trump's very new presidency, you wrote, "In effect, could be actually helping
President Trump and amount to a sort of a colossal distraction for us." What did you
mean by that?
: Well, a couple things. One is that, if you look at,
you know, what we actually know about the Russia story, which changes every day, but
what-at this point, what we actually know suggests that the likelihood that there's
going to be a causal link between the Russian interference in the American election
and the outcome of the election. The likelihood that was a causal link, and that that
causal link can be shown, is basically vanishingly small, right?
So-and I think that part of the reason-there are basically two reasons that a
lot of journalists and a lot of activists have been focusing on Russia is because it
serves as a crutch for the imagination. And again, I'm coming back to this topic of
imagination, which obsesses me.
So one way in which it serves as a crutch for the imagination is that it
allows us to imagine that, maybe, Trump will be so sullied by this Russia scandal, by
this connection, even if he can't prove a cause-causal link, just that the darkness
of the scandal will be thick enough of a cloud that he will eventually be impeached
by a Republican Congress.
That's a huge leap. And it also, I think, doesn't take into account the
tools-the rhetorical tools that will have to be used to sully Trump in such a way,
right? Which are basically xenophobic and, you know, corrosive to the public sphere.
And the other way in which it serves as a crutch for the imagination is it also
serves to explain how Trump could have happened to us, right? The Russians did it.
: That's exactly right; if it's an external thing. And
you wrote that very, very early on. Actually, before this latest round, that the real
threat to Trump would be to misunderstand where this comes from. And if it's not
Americans who voted for him, but somehow, it's a wily, dark conspiracy theory. That
leads you down a whole different set of responses to Trump.
: Right. Which-
: I think that's your point.
: That is my point. And also that it's destructive to
politics. Politics is what happens out in the open. And there's lots of politics
happening, right? There's this endless barrage of frightening bills being filed at
this point. There are the Cabinet appointments. There's the, you know, dismantling of
the federal government as we have known it for generations.
All of that is going on out in the open. And we only have so much bandwidth.
If we're not talking about what's going on out in the open, if we're talking about
conspiracy instead, then we are, by doing that, destroying the politics that we
should be preserving, right? I mean, how do we emerge out the other end, when Trump
ends, and Trump will eventually end. Everything ends, right?
If we've engaged in conspiracy theorizing this whole time, instead of engaging
in politics-and only by engaging in politics can we actually preserve the political
: I'm worried about Russia. I'm-this is-I mean, we're
already out of the honeymoon phase, and it's been less than two months. And I think
it's-I mean, the danger of having these two unhinged power-hungry men at
their-respective nuclear buttons cannot be overestimated. But-
: So you would see them as potential enemies as much
as potential friends? That this scenario-
: Oh, absolutely.
: -we should worry about is Trump versus Putin, not
just Trump and Putin uniting?
: Right. I'm actually worried about a collision with
She's exactly right. I completely agree that the disaster scenario with Putin and Trump
is if and when they actually clash. Once that happens, the corporate media and Democrats
will pretend they had nothing to do with it, as they always do. As Mark Ames noted on
All the worst Iraq war liars still have their fat media
jobs-where they now tell us public distrust in Establishment is a Kremlin conspiracy
- Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled)
March 20, 2017
Moving on, I want to once again turn to Robert Parry of
highlight just how ridiculous the whole "Putin bought off Trump aides" conspiracy is.
From yesterday's piece,
Missing Logic of Russia-gate
Democrats circulated a report showing that retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who
served briefly as President Donald Trump's national security adviser, had received
payments from several Russia-related entities, totaling nearly $68,000.
The largest payment of $45,386 came for a speech and an appearance in Moscow
in 2015 at the tenth anniversary dinner for RT, the international Russian TV network,
with Flynn netting $33,750 after his speakers' bureau took its cut. Democrats treated
this revelation as important evidence about Russia buying influence in the Trump
campaign and White House. But the actual evidence suggests something quite different.
Not only was the sum a relative trifle for a former senior U.S. government
official compared to, say, the fees collected by Bill and Hillary Clinton, who often
pulled in six to ten times more, especially for speeches to foreign audiences. (
President Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment
bank with ties to the Kremlin, The New York Times
Yet, besides Flynn's relatively modest speaking fee, The Washington Post
RT negotiated Flynn's rate downward.
Deep inside its article on Flynn's Russia-connected payments, the Post wrote,
"RT balked at paying Flynn's original asking price. 'Sorry it took us longer to get
back to you but the problem is that the speaking fee is a bit too high and exceeds
our budget at the moment,' Alina Mikhaleva, RT's head of marketing, wrote a Flynn
associate about a month before the event."
So, if you accept the Democrats' narrative that Russian President
Vladimir Putin is engaged in an all-out splurge to induce influential Americans to
betray their country, how do you explain that his supposed flunkies at RT are
quibbling with Flynn over a relatively modest speaking fee?
Of course, you'll never hear any of this emphasized in the corporate media, they're
too busy pushing for a conflict between the U.S. and Russia.
A conflict that
once it happens, they will vehemently deny playing any role in propagating.
"... Past administrations of both parties have been vigorous supporters of longer and stronger patent and copyright protections. These protections can raise the price of protected items by factors of ten or even a hundred, making them equivalent to tariffs of 1000 and 10,000 percent. These protections lead to the same sorts of economic distortion and corruption that economists would predict from tariffs of this size. ..."
"... Trump administration officials at a Group of 20 summit rejected concerns about spreading protectionism and made clear that the new administration would seek different approaches to global commerce. ..."
"... The United States influence over the Group of 20 nations, even when the US is supposedly taking generally unpopular stances is striking and makes me wonder why there is no open dissent. What is supposed to be unpopular may be less so among G20 governments than commonly assumed. ..."
March 20, 2017 at 05:43 AM
March 20, 2017
The United States Has Been for Selective Protectionism, Not Free Trade
The New York Times might have wrongly lead readers to believe that presidents prior to Donald
Trump supported free trade in an article * noting his refusal to go along with a G-20 statement proclaiming
the importance of free trade. This is not true.
Past administrations of both parties have been vigorous supporters of longer and stronger patent
and copyright protections. These protections can raise the price of protected items by factors of
ten or even a hundred, making them equivalent to tariffs of 1000 and 10,000 percent. These protections
lead to the same sorts of economic distortion and corruption that economists would predict from tariffs
of this size.
Past administrations have also supported barriers that protect our most highly paid professionals,
such as doctors and dentists, from foreign competition. They apparently believed that these professionals
lack the skills necessary to compete in the global economy and therefore must be protected from the
international competition. The result is that the rest of us pay close to $100 billion more each
year for our medical bills ($700 per family).
-- Dean Baker
anne -> anne...
March 20, 2017 at 05:45
anne -> anne...
March 20, 2017 at 05:47
U.S. Breaks With Allies Over Trade Issues Amid Trump's 'America First' Vows
By JACK EWING
Trump administration officials at a Group of 20 summit rejected concerns about spreading
protectionism and made clear that the new administration would seek different approaches to
anne -> anne...
March 20, 2017 at 05:49
Ben Norton @BenjaminNorton
US forced G20 nations in joint statement to drop any mention of climate change, which threatens
life on Earth
Financial officials from the world's biggest economies have dropped from a joint statement
any mention of financing action on climate change, reportedly following pressure from the US
and Saudi Arabia....
1:50 PM - 19 Mar 2017
The United States influence over
the Group of 20 nations, even when the US is supposedly taking generally unpopular stances
is striking and makes me wonder why there is no open dissent. What is supposed to be unpopular
may be less so among G20 governments than commonly assumed.
JohnH -> anne...
March 20, 2017 at 07:43
It has long been a mystery to
me why European nations adopt policies that hurt their economies just to pander to the whims
of US geopolitics. Cases in point: sanctions on Iran and Russia and support for Israel.
"... The ubiquity of Goldman Sachs veterans across numerous presidencies throughout history, both Republican and Democratic, has been well documented. But Donald Trump sold himself as something different, an economic nationalist determined to rankle Wall Street. He even ran campaign ads savaging bankers like Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein for their role in a "global power structure." ..."
"... That populist smokescreen is long gone now. ..."
"... After dalliances with unorthodox proposals for a Republican, Trump has settled into an agenda of tax cuts and deregulation - particularly for the financial industry. Cohn laid out the new paradigm in an interview with the Wall Street Journal last month, promising lighter supervision and even lower capital requirements for the financial sector. J. Christopher Giancarlo, Trump's choice to run the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which handles derivatives regulations, hijacked a federal advisory panel to recommend abandoning limits on commodity speculation, of the kind pursued by big banks like Goldman Sachs. ..."
"... Even in areas where populist sentiment was seen as pre-eminent, Trump has reportedly succumbed to the Wall Street advance. A dramatic piece in the Financial Times described a "civil war" within the White House over trade, pitting Trump's hard-liners like Bannon and trade policy adviser Peter Navarro against the likes of Cohn. It stated that Navarro was being sidelined, with Cohn taking a larger role in the negotiations over NAFTA, and with foreign leaders working through the National Economic Council rather than Navarro in trade talks. AFL-CIO official Thea Lee said in the story , "It appears the Wall Street wing is winning this battle." ..."
"... At the NEC, Cohn hired Andrew Quinn, a chief negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, to coordinate international trade and development. A stewing Breitbart News called Quinn " the enemy within ." ..."
The continuity of Wall Street's dominant role in American politics - regardless of what party
sits in power or how reviled the financial industry finds itself across the country - was perhaps
never more evident than when Jake Siewert, now a Goldman Sachs spokesperson, on Tuesday
praised the selection of Jim Donovan, a Goldman Sachs managing director, for the No. 2 position
in the Treasury Department under Steve Mnuchin, himself a former Goldman Sachs partner.
"Jim is smart, extraordinarily versatile, and as hard-working as they come," Siewert gushed. "He'll
be an invaluable addition to the economic team."
The punch line?
Siewert was counselor at the Treasury Department to Timothy Geithner, as well as a White House
press secretary under Bill Clinton.
The ubiquity of
Goldman Sachs veterans across numerous presidencies throughout history, both Republican and Democratic,
has been well documented. But Donald Trump sold himself as something different, an economic nationalist
determined to rankle Wall Street. He even
ran campaign ads savaging bankers like Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein for their role in a "global
That populist smokescreen is long gone now.
Mnuchin and Donovan are just two of five Goldman expats in high-level positions on Trump's team.
Steve Bannon spent a limited time at Goldman Sachs, but White House assistant Dina Powell, who headed
the bank's philanthropic efforts, and National Economic Council director Gary Cohn, Goldman's former
president, had higher-ranking positions for a longer period. Jay Clayton, Trump's nominee for the
Securities and Exchange Commission, was a partner for Goldman's main law firm, Sullivan and Cromwell.
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus
reportedly blocked Donovan from Treasury initially, amid
fears of an image problem with too many "Goldman guys." But Donovan got the post anyway.
Other big banks are represented inside team Trump as well. Several expats of Mnuchin's
OneWest Bank , which
repeatedly brutalized homeowners during the foreclosure crisis, have been rumored for key spots
at the banking regulators.
The same day as Donovan, Trump announced the nomination of David Malpass as treasury undersecretary
for international affairs. Malpass was the chief economist for Bear Stearns right before the investment
bank imploded. He literally wrote an opinion piece called "
Don't Panic About Credit
Markets " for the Wall Street Journal in August 2007, noting, "Housing and debt markets are not
that big a part of the U.S. economy."
But it's not just the presence of ex-bank executives that matters; it's the policy menu oriented
to Wall Street's wishes.
After dalliances with unorthodox proposals for a Republican, Trump has settled into an agenda
of tax cuts and deregulation - particularly for the financial industry. Cohn laid out the new paradigm
interview with the Wall Street Journal last month, promising lighter supervision and even lower
capital requirements for the financial sector. J. Christopher Giancarlo,
Trump's choice to run the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which handles derivatives regulations,
hijacked a federal advisory panel to recommend abandoning limits on commodity speculation, of
pursued by big banks like Goldman Sachs.
Donovan is expected to play a major role in tax policy, which will be
overwhelmingly tilted to benefiting the wealthy, despite
claims from Mnuchin that the rich will see "no absolute tax cut." Even Trump's flailing health
care proposal is really little more than a
large tax cut for the wealthiest Americans , financed by cuts to the low-income Medicaid program.
Even in areas where populist sentiment was seen as pre-eminent, Trump has reportedly succumbed
to the Wall Street advance. A
piece in the Financial Times described a "civil war" within the White House over trade, pitting
Trump's hard-liners like Bannon and trade policy adviser Peter Navarro against the likes of Cohn.
It stated that Navarro was being sidelined, with Cohn taking a larger role in the negotiations over
NAFTA, and with foreign leaders working through the National Economic Council rather than Navarro
in trade talks. AFL-CIO official Thea Lee
said in the story , "It appears the Wall Street wing is winning this battle."
At the NEC, Cohn hired Andrew Quinn, a chief negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership,
to coordinate international trade and development. A stewing Breitbart News called Quinn "
the enemy within ."
Not enough has happened on trade to declare the winner of this internecine battle; indeed, the
Financial Times reported that Trump took Navarro's side in a recent Oval Office meeting. But in confirmation
hearings Tuesday, Robert Lighthizer, Trump's pick for U.S. trade representative,
praised his predecessor Michael Froman , architect of the TPP (and himself a former Citigroup
executive), arguing that some of that work could be used in constructing a successor to NAFTA. Lighthizer
tough enforcement of trade rules but said little about tariffs or the kinds of disruptive policies
Trump touted in the campaign, which Wall Street disfavors.
Banks have celebrated since Trump's election,
composing the lion's share of the "Trump bump" in stock prices. Goldman Sachs shares have risen
from $181.92 on Election Day to around $250
today , an increase that accounts
for as much as
one-fifth of the total rise in the Dow Jones Industrial Average over that period.
Not only do Goldman executives benefit, but so do their alumni: Cohn received
nearly $300 million in severance from Goldman after moving into government. He's vowed to
recuse himself from anything "directly" affecting his former company, but that doesn't necessarily
apply to tax and regulatory policies affecting the entire financial sector.
"... "There's been a real evolution," Philippe Renault-Guillemet, the retired head of a small manufacturing company, said as he handed out National Front leaflets in the market on a recent day. "A few years ago, they would insult us. It's changed ..."
"... With a month to go, the signs are mixed. Many voters, particularly affluent ones, at markets here and farther up the coast betray a traditional distaste for the far-right party. Yet others once repelled by a party with a heritage rooted in France's darkest political traditions - anti-Semitism, xenophobia and a penchant for the fist - are considering it. ..."
"... French politics are particularly volatile this election season. Traditional power centers - the governing Socialists and the center-right Republicans - are in turmoil. Ms. Le Pen's chief rival, Emmanuel Macron, is a youthful and untested politician running at the head of a new party. ..."
"... Those uncertainties - and a nagging sense that mainstream parties have failed to offer solutions to France's economic anemia - have left the National Front better positioned than at any time in its 45-year history. ..."
"... Fr้d้ric Boccaletti, the party's leader in the Var, knows exactly what needs to be done. Last week, he and his fellow National Front activists gathered for an evening planning session in La Seyne-Sur-Mer, a working-class port town devastated by the closing of centuries-old naval shipyards nearly 20 years ago. Mr. Boccaletti, who is running for Parliament, keeps his headquarters here. ..."
"... It is not unlike the strategy that President Trump applied in the United States by campaigning in blue-collar, Democratic strongholds in rust-belt Ohio. No one thought he stood a chance there. Yet he won. ..."
"... "Now, we've got doctors, lawyers, the liberal professions with us," Mr. Boccaletti said. "Since the election of Marine" to the party's presidency in 2011, "it's all changed. ..."
"... The backlash against neoliberal globalization creates very strange alliances indeed. That was already visible during the last Presidential elections. When a considerable part of lower middle class professionals (including women) voted against Hillary. ..."
"... As Fred noted today (Why did so many white women vote for Donald Trump http://for.tn/2f51y7s ) there were many Trump supporters among white women with the college degree, for which Democrats identity politics prescribed voting for Hillary. ..."
"... I think this tendency might only became stronger in the next elections: neoliberal globalization is now viewed as something detrimental to the country future and current economic prosperity by many, usually not allied, segments of population. ..."
Peter K. :
March 20, 2017 at 09:23 AM
libezkova -> Peter K....
March 20, 2017 at 11:05 AM
As French Election Nears, Le Pen Targets Voters Her Party Once Repelled
By ADAM NOSSITER
MARCH 19, 2017
SANARY-SUR-MER, France - The National Front's leafleteers are no longer spat upon. Its local
candidate's headquarters sit defiantly in a fraying Muslim neighborhood. And last week, Marine
Le Pen, the party's leader, packed thousands into a steamy meeting hall nearby for a pugnacious
speech mocking "the system" and vowing victory in this spring's French presidential election.
"There's been a real evolution," Philippe Renault-Guillemet, the retired head of a small
manufacturing company, said as he handed out National Front leaflets in the market on a recent
day. "A few years ago, they would insult us. It's changed."
It has long been accepted wisdom that Ms. Le Pen and her far-right party can make it through
the first round of the presidential voting on April 23, when she and four other candidates will
be on the ballot, but that she will never capture the majority needed to win in a runoff in May.
But a visit to this southeastern National Front stronghold suggests that Ms. Le Pen may be
succeeding in broadening her appeal to the point where a victory is more plausible, even if the
odds are still stacked against her.
With a month to go, the signs are mixed. Many voters, particularly affluent ones, at markets
here and farther up the coast betray a traditional distaste for the far-right party. Yet others
once repelled by a party with a heritage rooted in France's darkest political traditions - anti-Semitism,
xenophobia and a penchant for the fist - are considering it.
"I've said several times I would do it, but I've never had the courage," Christian Pignol,
a vendor of plants and vegetables at the Bandol market, said about voting for the National Front.
"This time may be the good one."
"It's the fear of the unknown," he continued, as several fellow vendors nodded. "People would
like to try it, but they are afraid. But maybe it's the solution. We've tried everything for 30,
40 years. We'd like to try it, but we're also afraid."
French politics are particularly volatile this election season. Traditional power centers
- the governing Socialists and the center-right Republicans - are in turmoil. Ms. Le Pen's chief
rival, Emmanuel Macron, is a youthful and untested politician running at the head of a new party.
Those uncertainties - and a nagging sense that mainstream parties have failed to offer
solutions to France's economic anemia - have left the National Front better positioned than at
any time in its 45-year history.
But if it is to win nationally, the party must do much better than even the 49 percent support
it won in this conservative Var department, home to three National Front mayors, in elections
in 2015. More critically, it must turn once-hostile areas of the country in Ms. Le Pen's favor
and attract new kinds of voters - professionals and the upper and middle classes. Political analysts
Fr้d้ric Boccaletti, the party's leader in the Var, knows exactly what needs to be done.
Last week, he and his fellow National Front activists gathered for an evening planning session
in La Seyne-Sur-Mer, a working-class port town devastated by the closing of centuries-old naval
shipyards nearly 20 years ago. Mr. Boccaletti, who is running for Parliament, keeps his headquarters
"I'm telling you, you've got to go to the difficult neighborhoods - it's not what you think,"
Mr. Boccaletti told them, laughing slyly. "Our work has got to be in the areas that have resisted
us most" - meaning the coast's more affluent areas.
It is not unlike the strategy that President Trump applied in the United States by campaigning
in blue-collar, Democratic strongholds in rust-belt Ohio. No one thought he stood a chance there.
Yet he won.
"Now, we've got doctors, lawyers, the liberal professions with us," Mr. Boccaletti said.
"Since the election of Marine" to the party's presidency in 2011, "it's all changed."
The backlash against neoliberal globalization creates very strange alliances indeed. That
was already visible during the last Presidential elections. When a considerable part of lower
middle class professionals (including women) voted against Hillary.
As Fred noted today (Why did so many white women vote for Donald Trump
http://for.tn/2f51y7s ) there were many Trump
supporters among white women with the college degree, for which Democrats identity politics prescribed
voting for Hillary.
I think this tendency might only became stronger in the next elections: neoliberal globalization
is now viewed as something detrimental to the country future and current economic prosperity by
many, usually not allied, segments of population.
Anachronism -> RC AKA Darryl, Ron...
20, 2017 at 09:59 AM
2017 at 09:59 AM
I posted this a few days ago. Another promise Trump reneged
Does Immigration Help The Economy? Trump Administration To
Reopen H-1B Visa Program
By Lydia O'Neal @LydsONeal On 03/15/17 AT 4:30 PM
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
announced Wednesday that it would not draw down the number of
H-1B visas doled out to foreign workers for fiscal year 2018,
leaving the total cap at 85,000, and would begin accepting
applications April 3.
The decision came less than two weeks after USCIS alarmed
proponents of freer immigration for skilled workers when it
suspended the premium processing route for H-1B visas, which
allows companies to import workers quickly with just 15
waiting days and a $1,225 fee, for a period of at least six
The agency attributed the decision to its need to "process
long-pending petitions, which we have currently been unable
to process due to the high volume of incoming petitions and
the significant surge in premium processing requests over the
past few years," according to a USCIS press release. USCIS
also kept its expedited processing route, which is reserved
for emergency situations, in place.
H-1B visas are reserved for foreign nationals with a clear
relationship with the American company seeking to hire them,
as well as a bachelor's degree or higher in a "specialty
occupation," defined by USCIS as "in fields such as
engineering, math and business, as well as many technology
H-1B Visa Petitions Approved in 2014 by Level of Education
Showing petitions approved in the 2014 fiscal year by
level of education. Approved petitions exceed the number of
individual H-1B workers sponsored because multiple types of
petitions can be filed for a single worker. The U.S. caps the
number of H-1B workers that can be given a visa at 65,000 per
The tech industry often cites the program, which primarily
benefits Indian workers and companies, as a necessary tool to
compensate for labor shortages, but the existence of that
shortage has long been disputed.
A recent study found that, had the program not been in
place between 1994 and 2001, tech workers' salaries would've
been up to 5 percent higher, while their employment would've
grown by up to 11 percent. The paper, by researchers at the
University of Michigan and the University of California, San
Diego, also pointed out that productivity in the sector rose
by as much as 2.5 percent, while consumer prices fell,
ultimately benefitting information technology firms.
18, 2017 at 01:34 PM
2017 at 01:34 PM
The who behind Trump's Obama wire tapping claim is now known
The why appears to be that he's an anti- Hillary Clintonista
"How the U.K. spying claim traveled from an ex-CIA blogger
to Trump's White House"
'Former intelligence analyst Larry Johnson, who has long
attacked the U.S. intel community, is standing by his
allegation that triggered a feud with America's closest ally'
By Matthew Nussbaum...03/18/17...02:38 PM EDT
"...Larry Johnson, a former CIA analyst and blogger,
acknowledges he was one of the sources for Fox News
commentator Andrew Napolitano's claim - later repeated by the
Intel Chair: "No Collusion Between Trump and Russia... Leak Is The Only
Shemp 4 Victory
Mar 19, 2017 11:57 AM
Shemp 4 Victory
Mar 19, 2017 11:59 AM
Reason won't matter to snowflakes. They'll cling to the comfort of their
Mar 19, 2017 12:01 PM
Hmm. It seems the "Intelligence" chair is leaking on the snowflakes.
Shemp 4 Victory
Mar 19, 2017
No evidence of collusion
But but 0bama said Hillary said 17 intelligence agencies said CNN
2017 12:55 PM
The Deep State/MSM trots out shit like this
precisely because the facts don't matter once the
narrative is set. Half the country will go on
thinking there's no way the story would have made it
this far were there not some there there.
2017 1:07 PM
I have wondered if some of the strategy is
to keep him on the run, on the defensive, so
that if he does go after some of the elite who
need to go down for their crimes, that it will
be framed as a dictator abusing his power,
engaged in partisan politics.
if he can go after them at all without looking
Mar 19, 2017 1:46 PM
Guys like Schiff, Schumer, and Blitzer will
say that but they hate Trump no matter
Trump's deplorable supporters know
the score and will criticize if he doesn't
go after them hard and now is a perfect
opportunity. It was the Dummycrats who
demanded this investigation but want the
scope restricted to Russia, and Russia
only. And the rEpublicans won't bring this
up either because they suck too.
The first rule of Swamp Club is you
DO NOT talk about Anthony Weiner's laptop.
Mar 19, 2017 12:27 PM
"Guys like Schiff, Schumer, and Blitzer will say that
but they hate Trump no matter what."
This whole "jew media hates Trump" meme is starting to put
off a foul stench. For one thing Trump has yet to do anything
to stop this war for greater Israel. Or take this latest
leak/Russian collusion news. After months of bluster, its a
nothing burger. Is Trump really made of that much teflon, or
is this all a show for the goyim and all the ignorant jews.
Just keep on scrolling. It really is starting to look like
Trump is a crypto jew:
Shemp 4 Victory
Mar 19, 2017 12:07 PM
Baseless accusations to try and draw attention away from what the Dems
actually DID, with evidence and all.
Libtards wreck everything they
touch, even the hard work of theorists who until recently achieved an
amazing level of success in converting conspiracys into fact.
Mar 19, 2017 12:41 PM
<- They'll cling to the comfort of their illusions ->
a better word choice?
There's a part of me that wants the tide to change quickly, for the intel
and deep state apparatus pendulum to swing back the other way.
This slow motion train wreck is wreaking havoc on my libertarian
leanings. I keep hoping against hope for a dramatic event like indictments
and perp walks.
The best outcome would be the elimination of the many 3 letter agencies
that have become pygmalian.
Mar 19, 2017 12:24 PM
Yes, delusion, due to the illusion ...
Madness .. in short
Pathologic insanity if ya wanna go clinical
Mar 19, 2017 1:09 PM
Most reasonable people are sickened by this entire shit show, feel they
have no say, nor control. As always it is mostly a partisan echo chamber,
while the real events take on a life of their own. The great many, the
unwashed masses are merely riding on the crazy train, and the reality is
could give two shits. Other than that, another percentage spits back up
what they are told on the tee vee .
Yes, this paints a bleak picture,
but there you have it.
Shemp 4 Victory
Mar 19, 2017 1:08 PM
Sure its been goin on forever. Partisan head games, lying,
spying, stealing, cheating, theft, deep state parlor tricks,
hat tricks, etc. all that .. I didn't say the game nor human
beings were / was invented yesterday, and of course you're
spot on about glimpsing past the curtain, thank you interwebs.
I am merely saying, the depth of of problem, the extent, is
becoming increasingly "larger" by degrees of magnitude, as
will the eventual blow off top in my opinion, and also the
blowback, I would imagine ..
Obviously I could be
completely wrong on this and things will just swim along such
as they are, forever ..
post turtle saver
Shemp 4 Victory
Mar 19, 2017 2:30 PM
That IS what they say about Trump voters you know
Watched more media this am,
Trump kicked their ass into a puddle with
this Obama wiretapping charge. Totally bitch slapped them. Now he's made
Merkel & the EU & G20 look stupid along with the media.
Mar 19, 2017 12:29 PM
it was a lie from the beginning
HRC and Soros should be in jail
if it comes to it, former President Obama should be in jail... probably
has too mucn plausible deniability to shield him, but where there's smoke
if I were Trump D.C. would be undergoing a serious witch hunt as we
speak... the people who did this need to do time and the lying lapdog
'media' needs to be sanctioned
Mar 19, 2017 12:43 PM
should be on the front lines of the war with Russia.
Mar 19, 2017 12:00 PM
We start a war with Russia, we'll all be on the "front line". The
retarded snowflakes don't even know that they are supporting this effort
to start a war with Russia.
...and the liberal snowflakes and their puppets in the "news" media will run
from this story like a vampire from garlic. Anything that proves them wrong or
might in any way bolster Trump is bad medicine for them...
March 17, 2017 at 10:01 AM
2017 at 10:01 AM
"Malevolence tempered by
March 17, 2017 at
That's the *optimists'* take on the Trump administration.
It's clear they are incompetent, but I don't think we can be sanguine.
Mainly because, if something isn't outright unconstitutional, we are reliant on massive
numbers of citizens noticing the malevolence and becoming outraged enough to scare the few
squishy members of the GOP caucus into backing off.
But that's a fairly high bar.
On healthcare the GOP stepped on a rake, but that's an issue where many people are VERY
significantly affected in visible, immediate ways. It's funny that even Trump seems to
recognize this, so his admin is bravely leading from behind on the push to pass the
American Health Carnage Act.
But contrast healthcare with something like climate change. Trump proposes to erase not
only rules on immediate issues, but also very forward looking stuff like basic energy
technology research and the people and satellites used *just to study the climate*.
Is there a natural constituency of GOP base voters that is going to become activated
enough to stop this? If not, what might?
I don't see any barriers to a good portion of the malevolence, even if it is
incompetent. The Trump admin and the GOP have turned incompetence like a badge of honor and
their base voters love it.
Bat shit insanity on health
care preceded Trump. The truly incompetent one is the Speaker of the House. And he is
considered the policy wonk for the House Republicans. Trump is beyond awful but he is no
worse than your modern Republican Party.
March 17, 2017 at
True, and it has been a mild
surprise to me how poorly the GOP (ex-Trump) has executed on its agenda.
I always thought
they were *pretending* not to understand how healthcare economics worked to cynically gin
up anti-ACA talking points.
But it turns out, they really have no clue what they are talking about. They drank their
own kool aid. They are what Stephen Colbert used to describe as "batshit serious."
"... Clinton's time is passed. Her view of "common ground" is still based in the 20th century and the Third Way neoliberal politics she and her husband helped create. That era is over. ..."
"... Why won't she just go off and become a professor somewhere, like Dukakis did? ..."
"... Hillary like bill never feels guilt. Only ambition. They are monsters ..."
"... Utterly without a sense of culpability ..."
Fred C. Dobbs :
March 18, 2017 at 07:03 AM ,
2017 at 07:03 AM
Hillary Clinton Says She's
Fred C. Dobbs -> Fred C. Dobbs... ,
March 18, 2017 at 07:11 AM
'Ready to Come Out of the Woods'
NYT - AP - March 17
SCRANTON, Pa. - Hillary Clinton said Friday she's "ready to come out of the woods" and help
Americans find common ground.
Clinton's gradual return to the public spotlight following her presidential election loss continued
with a St. Patrick's Day speech in her late father's Pennsylvania hometown of Scranton.
"I'm like a lot of my friends right now, I have a hard time watching the news," Clinton told
an Irish women's group.
But she urged a divided country to work together to solve problems, recalling how, as first
lady, she met with female leaders working to bring peace to Northern Ireland.
"I do not believe that we can let political divides harden into personal divides. And we can't
just ignore, or turn a cold shoulder to someone because they disagree with us politically," she
Friday night's speech was one of several she is to deliver in the coming months, including
a May 26 commencement address at her alma mater, Wellesley College in Massachusetts. The Democrat
also is working on a book of personal essays that will include some reflections on her loss to
Clinton, who was spotted taking a walk in the woods around her hometown of Chappaqua, New York,
two days after losing the election to Donald Trump, quipped she had wanted to stay in the woods,
"but you can only do so much of that."
She told the Society of Irish Women that it'll be up to citizens, not a deeply polarized Washington,
to bridge the political divide.
"I am ready to come out of the woods and to help shine a light on what is already happening
around kitchen tables, at dinners like this, to help draw strength that will enable everybody
to keep going," said Clinton. ...
(As you may recall HRC won the popular vote,
Fred C. Dobbs -> Fred C. Dobbs... ,
March 18, 2017 at 08:25 AM
and also 472 counties which generate
64% of the US GDP.)
... Our observation: The less-than-500 counties that Hillary Clinton carried nationwide encompassed
a massive 64 percent of America's economic activity as measured by total output in 2015. By contrast,
the more-than-2,600 counties that Donald Trump won generated just 36 percent of the country's
output-just a little more than one-third of the nation's economic activity. ...
High-output America vs low-output
America http://brook.gs/2fIOhlt via @BrookingsInst
Trump did win PA, narrowly,
48.2% to 47.5% for HRC.
Libertarians got 2.4%.
Dan Kervick -> Fred C. Dobbs... ,
March 18, 2017 at 08:37 AM
HRC won most urban areas, including
Scranton (6 counties). Trump won
elsewhere, including Clinton county.
paine -> Fred C. Dobbs... ,
March 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Clinton's time is passed. Her view of "common ground" is still based in the 20th century and
the Third Way neoliberal politics she and her husband helped create. That era is over.
Why won't she just go off and become a professor somewhere, like Dukakis did?
Hillary like bill
never feels guilt. Only ambition. They are monsters
paine -> paine... ,
March 18, 2017 at 10:01 AM
Utterly without a sense of culpability
"... various European countries have seen a significant rise in votes for populist parties (on the right and left) and a decline in center-left "mainstream" parties. ..."
"... As a result, most Americans are in debt, most Americans' wages have not increased above inflation, and most of the gains of the past 30 years of America's economic growth have gone to the top 1% of income earners. (And the same trends are true for other Western democracies.) ..."
"... Blyth points out the famous Elephant Chart by economist Branko Milanovic, which shows the change in real income between 1988 and 2008 for all people in the world: basically, during the past 30 years, everyone in the world has seen a real increase in their income except for the Western world's middle class. ..."
"... Mark Blyth poses the example of a hypothetical man named Gary who lives in Gary, Indiana, who is emblematic of a typical Midwestern white working-class Trump voter. In 1989, Gary had 10 years in the union at age 30 and was a line supervisor making $30 an hour (real dollars, adjusted for inflation). In 1993, after a few years of losing factory jobs to Southern states, the U.S. passed NAFTA and his town lost a lot of jobs. The town took a huge economic hit. Tax base declines, schools get worse. Gary wound up getting a job in a call center for $15 an hour. 5 years later, the call center moved from Indiana to India. Now at age 58, Gary works for $11.67 per hour at Walmart. ..."
"... The only person who actually seems to articulate anything that Gary gives a shit about is Trump. And Gary knows that Trump's a buffoon, he knows he's a reality TV star. But Gary has seen politician after politician every four years saying 'vote for me, better jobs! vote for me, more security!' and Gary's life has gotten crappier and crappier. So he has no reason whatsoever to believe a word that they say. So he has a liar on one side, and a bullshit artist on the other. Which one gives you more possibilities?" ..."
"... However: a sizable portion of Trump's vote-just like Brexit and just like the rise of other populist parties in the UK and Europe-was more of a despairing protest vote, a way to send a message to the political establishment and mainstream media: we don't like what you're doing, this system you've built is not working for us, we don't like the way you talk down to us, and we're gonna throw a brick through your window. ..."
Peter K. -> Peter K....
March 17, 2017 at 09:32 AM
2017 at 09:32 AM
sanjait -> Peter K.... ,
Trump Is Not a Fluke: Why "Trumpism" Is a Global Phenomenon
By Ben Gran | January 31, 2017 | 4:25pm
Where did Trump come from? Is the rise of Trump a fluke, a problem unique to America, born
of American reality TV culture, combining 20th century American xenophobia with the worst aspects
of 21st century social media into an ominous new post-truth world? Are American Trump voters uniquely
racist and stupid and self-sabotaging? Or is Trump part of a broader global trend in politics,
where voters throughout the industrialized world are revolting against the established political,
economic and social order?
There was a great lecture (from before the election) by Mark Blyth, Brown University professor
of international political economy, about global Trumpism where he discusses how the same factors
that are playing out in America are also happening in lots of other Western democracies, driven
by populism (both right-wing and left-wing), racism, xenophobia, and authoritarianism. For example,
various European countries have seen a significant rise in votes for populist parties (on
the right and left) and a decline in center-left "mainstream" parties. One particularly powerful
example was the unexpected success of the Brexit vote for the UK to leave the European Union;
despite the pleas of the political establishment and most members of the media, a small majority
of UK voters decided to leave the EU even though it was widely described as an economically damaging,
self-sabotaging, xenophobia-driven, unthinkable decision. Sound familiar?
Blyth explores the economic factors and argues that Trump's victory should not be seen as an
isolated, local "America-only" event; instead, Trump's victory is part of a broader trend where
the post-World War II neoliberal global order is breaking down. What will replace it? No one knows.
But it's worth listening to Mark Blyth for perspectives on how we ended up with Trump, and how
to understand the broader political and economic forces that made Trump possible.
Here are a few of Mark Blyth's key points on what "global Trumpism" means and how it happened:
A Brief History of the Post World War II Economic Order
Ever since World War II, the governments and financial institutions of "the West" (U.S., UK,
Europe) have focused their national economic policy on two broad targets-from 1945 to 1975, broadly
speaking, the goal was to achieve "full employment." This is part of why the 1950s-60s are looked
back upon as a kind of Golden Age for the middle class, especially for people who worked in manufacturing
at union jobs with good wages and benefits. And broadly speaking, this policy was successful!
But full employment led to inflation-and by 1975, inflation had gotten so bad that creditor classes
within these countries (investors, banks, wealthy people) started to revolt, and put in politicians
like Reagan and Thatcher who focused on strong anti-inflation policies, and who changed the way
that everyday people thought about the economy by appealing to voters' interests as consumers
("low-priced products from China are good! High-paid union labor is bad!") instead of their interests
as workers or union members. All of this was good for creditors and consumers, even if it was
bad for borrowers and workers. That's where we've been ever since 1975: central banks have fought
inflation, interest rates have been low, labor unions have been weak-to-nonexistent, and life
has gotten better for creditors and worse for debtors.
As a result, most Americans are in debt, most Americans' wages have not increased above
inflation, and most of the gains of the past 30 years of America's economic growth have gone to
the top 1% of income earners. (And the same trends are true for other Western democracies.)
Meanwhile, during that time, the center-left parties (Clinton's New Democrats, Tony Blair's
New Labour, and Germany's Social Democratic Party) have moved away from their traditional working-class
base and have become more comfortable hob-nobbing with bankers and tech CEOs and other corporate
interests. So where are working class voters supposed to go? This is where left-wing populists
like Bernie Sanders and right-wing nationalists like Trump are filling the void in the political
The Elephant Chart
Blyth points out the famous Elephant Chart by economist Branko Milanovic, which shows the
change in real income between 1988 and 2008 for all people in the world: basically, during the
past 30 years, everyone in the world has seen a real increase in their income except for the Western
world's middle class.
This is why so many former factory workers in the Midwest are upset about globalization: they
haven't seen their lives get better from it; if anything, globalization has made their lives worse.
So when Trump promises to "bring jobs back" and raise taxes on companies that export products
to the U.S., that message resonates in the Rust Belt states in a way that "the wife of the guy
who passed NAFTA" just never would.
Gary, from Gary
Mark Blyth poses the example of a hypothetical man named Gary who lives in Gary, Indiana,
who is emblematic of a typical Midwestern white working-class Trump voter. In 1989, Gary had 10
years in the union at age 30 and was a line supervisor making $30 an hour (real dollars, adjusted
for inflation). In 1993, after a few years of losing factory jobs to Southern states, the U.S.
passed NAFTA and his town lost a lot of jobs. The town took a huge economic hit. Tax base declines,
schools get worse. Gary wound up getting a job in a call center for $15 an hour. 5 years later,
the call center moved from Indiana to India. Now at age 58, Gary works for $11.67 per hour at
As Blyth describes in his lecture, speaking from the point of view of "Gary:" " The only
person who actually seems to articulate anything that Gary gives a shit about is Trump. And Gary
knows that Trump's a buffoon, he knows he's a reality TV star. But Gary has seen politician after
politician every four years saying 'vote for me, better jobs! vote for me, more security!' and
Gary's life has gotten crappier and crappier. So he has no reason whatsoever to believe a word
that they say. So he has a liar on one side, and a bullshit artist on the other. Which one gives
you more possibilities?"
Trump's Victory was an Anti-Elite Vote
Yes, Trump's a racist and a misogynist. Yes, he's horrible. Yes, lots of people voted for him
out of racist or sexist hostility and wanting to raise a middle finger at Muslims and black people
and Mexican immigrants.
However: a sizable portion of Trump's vote-just like Brexit and just like the rise of other
populist parties in the UK and Europe-was more of a despairing protest vote, a way to send a message
to the political establishment and mainstream media: we don't like what you're doing, this system
you've built is not working for us, we don't like the way you talk down to us, and we're gonna
throw a brick through your window.
But Trump Voters are all Racist ... Right?
By all means, condemn Trump's racism and sexism. Resist his retrograde agenda every step of
the way. But liberals need to be open to the possibility that Trump won not just because of racism
and sexism (those voters weren't turning out for the Democrats anyway), but because-especially
in a few key Upper Midwest states-Trump was offering a message of aggressive economic populism
that the Democrats were not delivering, that was embraced by just enough voters in just the right
states (who otherwise might have voted for the Democrat) to give him a victory.
Trump didn't just happen in America; the political forces he represents are happening all over
the Western democratic world. Other countries like Greece and Spain have elected left-wing "Trumpists"
but America didn't have one of those choices on the ballot in November.
If the only lesson that liberals take away from this election is: "48% of America's voters
are irredeemably racist and sexist," they're not really understanding the nature of Trump's appeal
within this broader context of "global Trumpism." And they'll lose to him again in 2020.
Mark Blyth is oddly optimistic about America in the age of Trumpism, especially compared to
Europe. He says that America has an advantage over Europe because Europe is bound by the Euro
currency, which Blyth says is a "disaster" because individual countries within the Eurozone (such
as Greece vs. Germany) have different conflicting political agendas that cannot be addressed by
monetary policy. Trump might turn out to be a flash in the pan, a Black Swan event brought on
by a one-time bizarre confluence of events and a bad matchup with the Democratic nominee.
Trump might even have some positive effects, in Blyth's view, because the U.S. would benefit
from a more isolationist foreign policy with fewer costly, unending military interventions in
other countries. As Blyth says in this discussion on the 2016 election results, if Europe is left
to pay more for their own national defense and find their own accommodation with Russia, without
relying on American military power, that would not be a bad thing for the U.S. Blyth is skeptical
that Trump will actually enact any of his trade protectionist promises, since U.S. voters won't
want to see higher prices for their iPhones (imported from China). It's possible that Trump's
presidency will be less frighteningly radical than many liberals have feared.
Aside from Trump's immediate outrages, the broader challenge for America, and the world, is
that the neoliberal political order of the past 30 years in the Western democracies is breaking
down. We've elected a president who campaigned as a populist, but who's likely going to govern
as a traditional Reagan-style "trickle-down economics" Republican. Those Upper Midwest swing voters
who voted based on economic populism and "bringing jobs back" are not remotely going to get the
populist politics that Trump promised; so the question is, can the Democrats deliver a real populist
alternative instead? Will the American Left be defeated by Trumpism, or can they co-opt Trump's
appeal to the middle-class and working-class, and create a new politics that truly speaks to the
concerns of the people who have been left behind by globalization and our new era of wealth inequality?