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Donald Trump’s biggest success, thus far into his Presidency, has been his sale of $400 billion (originally $350 billion) of U.S.-made weapons to the Saudi Arabian Government, which is owned by its royal family, after whom that nation is named. This sale alone is big enough to be called Trump’s “jobs plan” for Americans. It is also the biggest weapons-sale in all of history. It’s 400 billion dollars, not 400 million dollars; it is gigantic, and, by far, unprecedented in world-history.

The weapons that the Sauds and their friends, the 7 monarchies that constitute the United Arab Emirates, are using right now, in order to conquer and subdue Yemen, are almost entirely made in America. That’s terrific business for America. Not only are Americans employed, in strategically important congressional districts (that is, politically important congressional districts), to manufacture this equipment for mass-murdering in foreign lands that never threatened (much less invaded) America, but the countries that purchase this equipment are thereby made dependent upon the services of those American manufacturers, and of the taxpayer-funded U.S. ‘Defense’ Department and its private military contractors such as Lockheed Martin, to maintain this equipment, and to train the local military enforcers, on how to operate these weapons. Consequently, foreign customers of U.S. military firms are buying not only U.S. weapons, but the U.S. Government’s protection — the protection by the U.S. military, of those monarchs. They are buying the label of being an “American ally” so that the U.S. news media can say that this is in defense of American allies (regardless of whether it’s even that). American weapons are way overpriced for what they can do, but they are a bargain for what they can extract out of America’s taxpayers, who fund the U.S. ‘Defense’ Department and thus fund the protection of those monarchs: these kings and other dictators get U.S. taxpayers to fund their protection. It’s an international protection-racket funded by American taxpayers and those rulers, in order to protect those rulers; and the victims aren’t only the people who get slaughtered in countries such as Afghanistan, and Iraq, and Libya, and Syria, and Yemen, and Palestine, but also (though only financially) are the American public, who get fleeced by it — the American public provide the bulk of the real funding for this operation to expand the lands where America’s allies rule, and so to serve both America’s aristocracy and the aristocracies that are America’s allies.

This is how today’s America enforces its ‘democracy’ around the world, so that America can spread this ‘democracy’, at gunpoint, and at bomb-point, like America’s allies, those Kings and Emirs, and the apartheid regime in Israel, are doing, to the people whom they kill and conquer, with help from the taxpayer-funded American military — funded to protect those aristocrats, against their respective publics, and to further enrich America’s own aristocrats, at the expense of America’s own public.

The global ‘aggressor’ has been identified by America’s previous President, Barack Obama, who won office like Trump did, by promising ‘a reset’ in relations with post-communist Russia, and by mocking Obama’s opponent (Mitt Romney) for having called Russia “the number one geopolitical foe” — which America’s aristocracy has historically considered Russia to be, ever since the aristocracy in Russia fled and were killed in 1917, which caused America’s and other aristocracies to fear and hate Russia and Russians, for having ousted its aristocracy, this being an act that aristocrats everywhere are determined to avenge, regardless of ‘ideology’. (Similarly, America and its pro-aristocracy foreign allies, seek to avenge Iran’s 1979 overthrow of the Shah.) As Obama’s own actions during his subsequent Presidency made clear, and as he already had started in 2011 (if not from day one of his Presidency) secretly to implement, he privately agreed with what Romney said on that occasion, but he was intelligent enough (which his opponent obviously was not) to recognize that the American public, at that time, did not agree with it but instead believed that Islamic terrorists and aristocrats such as the Sauds who finance them are that); and Obama took full advantage of his opponent’s blunder there, which helped Obama to win a second term in the White House (after having skillfully hidden from the public during his first term, his intention to weaken Russia by eliminating leaders who were friends or even allies of Russia, such as in Syria, and Ukraine).

This is American ‘democracy’, after all (rule by deceit, lies), and that’s the reason why, when Russia, in 2014, responded to the U.S. coup in Ukraine (a coup under the cover of anti-corruption demonstrations) which coup was taking over this large country next-door to Russia and thus constituted a deadly threat to Russia’s national security, Obama declared Russia to be the world’s top ‘aggressor’. Obama overthrew Ukraine and then damned Russia’s leader Putin for responding to Obama’s aggressive threat against Russia from this coup in neighboring Ukraine. Russia was supposedly the ‘aggressor’ because it allowed the residents of Crimea — which had been part of Russia until the Soviet dictator in 1954 had arbitrarily handed Crimea to Ukraine — to become Russian citizens again, Russians like 90% of them felt they still were, despite Khrushchev’s transfer of them to Ukraine in 1954. The vast majority of Crimeans felt themselves still to be Russians. But Obama and allies of the U.S. Government insisted that the newly installed Government of Ukraine must rule those people; those people must not be permitted to rule (or be ruled) by people they’ve participated in choosing.

Ever since at least 2011, the U.S. Government was planning to overthrow Ukraine’s democratically elected Government; and the plan started being put into action by no later than 1 March 2013 inside America’s Ukrainian Embassy. In preparation for this planned coup (“the most blatant coup in history”), a poll of Crimeans was funded by the International Republican Institute and USAID, in which Gallup scientifically sampled Crimeans during 16-30 May 2013, six months prior to the forced rejection on 20 November 2013 of EU membership by Ukraine’s democratically elected government — that’s six months prior to the Ukrainian Government’s rejection that Obama’s team were intending to use as being the pretext for the anti-Government demonstrations, which would start on Kiev’s Maidan Square the day after this forced rejection, on November 21st. The poll of Crimeans (which was made public on 7 October 2013) found (here are highlights):

p.14:
“If Ukraine was able to enter only one international economic union, which entity should it be with?”
53% “Customs Union with Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan”
17% “The European Union”
p.15:
“How would you evaluate your attitude to the following entities?”
“Russia”: 68% “Warm”; 5% “Cold”
“USA”: 6% “Warm”; 24% “Cold”
p.17:
“In your opinion, what should the status of Crimea be?”
“Autonomy in Ukraine (as today [under Crimea’s 1992 Constitution and as subsequently celebrated by RFE/RL on 20 January 2011] )”: 53%.
“Common oblast of Ukraine [ruled under Ukraine’s 1991 Constitution]”: 2%.
“Crimea should be separated and given to Russia”: 23%.

In other words: prior to the U.S. State Department and CIA operation to steal Ukraine’s government from Ukraine’s citizens — including especially from the residents of the sole autonomously governed region in Ukraine, which was Crimea — 53% of Crimeans wanted continued autonomy, 23% wanted not only a total break away from the Ukrainian Government but their becoming again citizens of Russia, such as had existed until 1954; and only 2% wanted restoration of the situation in 1991 when Crimea was briefly a “common oblast” or regular region within Ukraine, a federal state within Ukraine just like all the other states within Ukraine were. And, obviously, after America’s coup in Ukraine, the percentage who wanted a total break away from Ukraine rose even higher than it had been before.

Consequently, the U.S. demand that the newly imposed Ukrainian regime, which Obama’s coup created, made upon Crimea subsequent to the coup, and which demand both Obama and his successor Trump insist must be imposed upon and obeyed by Crimeans if the anti-Russia sanctions are even possibly to end, is the demand that Crimeans, in that May 2013 poll, even prior to the bloody Obama coup and the takeover of Ukraine by rabidly anti-Crimean Ukrainian nazis, had supported by only 2% (it was demanding reimposition of the brief 1991 Ukrainian relationship, which Crimeans had rejected in 1991), as compared to the 53% of Crimeans who favored continuation of Crimean “autonomy,” and the 23% who favored becoming Russians again.

Furthermore, the May 2013 poll showed that only 17% of Crimeans favored becoming part of the EU, whereas 53% preferred to be part of the “Customs Union with Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan”; so, clearly, Crimeans, prior to the democratically elected Ukrainian Government’s having declined the EU’s offer, overwhelmingly wanted Ukraine’s democratically elected Government to do precisely what it did — to turn down the EU’s offer.

During the U.S. coup, and immediately after it, until the 16 March 2014 Crimean referendum on what to do about it, Crimeans saw and heard on television and via the other Ukrainian media, reports that could only have terrified them about the new Government’s intentions. Clearly the U.S. regime had no objection to placing nazis in charge, and Crimeans are intensely anti-nazi — not only anti-Nazi during Hitler’s time, but against nazism, the racist-fascist ideology, itself, regardless of which group it’s targeting; but, in their case, it targets Crimeans, and, more broadly, Russians.

A January 2015 poll of Crimeans was financed by rabidly anti-Russian Ukrainians in Canada and released in early February, and it found (probably to their enormous disappointment) that 93% of respondents did “endorse Russia’s annexation of Crimea” and 4% did not. On 16 March 2015, the U.S. State Department issued a statement: “On this one year anniversary of the sham ‘referendum’ in Crimea, held in clear violation of Ukrainian law and the Ukrainian constitution, the United States reiterates its condemnation of a vote that was not voluntary, transparent, or democratic.” No evidence was provided for any of that assertion, simply the allegation. Four days later, the far more honest Kenneth Rapoza at Forbes headlined “One Year After Russia Annexed Crimea,” and he opened:

The U.S and European Union may want to save Crimeans from themselves. But the Crimeans are happy right where they are. One year after the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula in the Black Sea, poll after poll shows that the locals there — be they Ukrainians, ethnic Russians or Tatars are mostly all in agreement: life with Russia is better than life with Ukraine.
Little has changed over the last 12 months. Despite huge efforts on the part of Kiev, Brussels, Washington and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the bulk of humanity living on the Black Sea peninsula believe the referendum to secede from Ukraine was legit. At some point, the West will have to recognize Crimea’s right to self rule.

The U.S. and its allies have a different idea than that. They reject Rapoza’s view.

The United States claims to support ‘democracy’. But it demands imposition upon Crimeans of a rabidly anti-Crimean Government. What kind of ‘democracy’ does the United States actually support? Has the U.S. Government answered that question in Crimea — and, in Ukraine — by its actions there? Obama supported this kind of ‘democracy’, and this kind. He wanted this kind of treatment of Crimeans. Trump hasn’t yet made clear whether he does, too; but his official representatives have made clear that they do.

America has a militarized economy. It also currently has the very highest percentage of its people in prison out of all of the world’s 222 countries and so certainly qualifies as a police state (which Americans who are lucky enough to be not amongst the lower socio-economic classes might find to be a shocking thing to assert). On top of that, everyone knows that America’s military spending is by far the highest in the world, but many don’t know that it’s the most corrupt and so the U.S. actually spends around half of the entire world’s military budget and that the U.S. ‘Defense’ Department is even so corrupt that it has been unauditable and thus unaudited for decades, and that many U.S. military programs are counted in other federal departments in order to hide from the public how much is actually being spent each year on the military, which is well over a trillion dollars annually, probably more than half of all federal discretionary (which excludes interest on the debt, some of which pays for prior wars) spending. So, it’s a very militarized economy, indeed.

This is today’s American ‘democracy’. Is it also ‘democracy’ in America’s allied countries? (Obviously, they are more democratic than America regarding just the incarceration-rate; but what about generally?) Almost all of those countries continue to say that America is a democracy (despite the proof that it is not), and that they are likewise. Are they correct in both? Are they allied with a ‘democracy’ against democracy? Or, are they, in fact, phonies as democracies? These are serious questions, and bumper-sticker answers to them won’t suffice anymore — not after invading Iraq in 2003, and Libya in 2011, and Syria right afterward, and Ukraine in 2014, and Yemen today, etc.

Please send this article along to friends, and ask for their thoughts about this. Because, in any actual democracy, everyone should be discussing these issues, under the prevailing circumstances. Taxpayer-funded mass-slaughter is now routine and goes on year after year. After a few decades of this, shouldn’t people start discussing the matter? Why haven’t they been? Isn’t this the time to start? Or is America so much of a dictatorship that it simply won’t happen? We’ll see.

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

 
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  1. Wally says:

    Zuesse said:
    The US “currently has the very highest percentage of its people in prison out of all of the world’s 222 countries …”

    Zuesse lies when he says its people.

    Not mentioned by Zuesse:
    32% of Federal Inmates Are Aliens

    https://cis.org/Huennekens/32-Federal-Inmates-Are-Aliens

    Heretofore I have seen no reason why the lions share of them should not be in prison, regardless of who they are.

    The EU’s failure to imprison ignorant Muslim rapists and violent low IQ anti Euro-white Africans are certainly factors in this misleading ranking.

    Not to mention the EU’s embrace of pedophila:
    France Passes Law Saying Children Can Consent To Sex With Adults

    https://yournewswire.com/french-law-children-consent-sex/

    “President Macron’s government has voted against having an age of consent in France, becoming the latest nation to give in to pressure from an international network of liberal activists determined to normalize pedophilia and decriminalize sex with children across the world.”

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    Knock off the 32% and you will still have the highest rate of incarceration in the "civilised" world. Your comments have nothing at all to do with the article and are simply a waste of time.
    , @Skip Sullivan

    Not mentioned by Zuesse:
    32% of Federal Inmates Are Aliens

    https://cis.org/Huennekens/32-Federal-Inmates-Are-Aliens

    Heretofore I have seen no reason why the lions share of them should not be in prison, regardless of who they are.
     
    2,220,300 adults were incarcerated in US federal and state prisons, and county jails in 2013.

    DHS reported a total of 58,766 "known or suspected" aliens in the custody of federal authorities.


    You are bullshitting AGAIN, Wallyshinsky.
    , @Deschutes
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_incarceration_rate

    No. You are quite incorrect. A quick google search reveals that the USA by far and away has the world's largest prison population as shown above.

    BBC News-
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/uk/06/prisons/html/nn2page1.stm

    By any common measure and in every category USA world's biggest jailer. Epic fail dude, you convince nobody.
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  2. Whether or not Zuesse “lies” or is mistaken, or is maladroit in his figures, you should have mentioned that Federal prisoners account for only 6% of the total prison population. So it’s 32% (or 27%) of 6%.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incarceration_in_the_United_States

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    Whether or not Zuesse “lies” or is mistaken, or is maladroit in his figures, you should have mentioned that Federal prisoners account for only 6% of the total prison population. So it’s 32% (or 27%) of 6%.
     
    Please complete the math process. Unz readers can't calculate percents of percents -- that's a major headspinner.

    Fed prison pop = 6% of US total prison pop.
    Fed alien prison pop = 32% of Fed prison pop
    Aliens as percent of total US prison pop = 0.32 x 0.06 = 0.0192

    Thus, a 2% maximum for alien prison pop. Most of whom should simply be shot as preventive measure.
    , @Wally
    except that:

    there are about 297,000 criminal aliens incarcerated in state and local prisons. That number represents about 16.4 percent of the state and local prison population …”

    https://www.fairus.org/issue/societal-impact/criminal-aliens

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  3. renfro says:

    I am very tired of the limp dick gutter trash that passes for leadership in this country trying to tell the rest of the world what they can and cant do. The Orange Clown is too big for his britches and is doing the donkey for his Jew Israeli gang. This is not America First.

    China, Germany defend Iran business ties as U.S. sanctions grip
    Reuters•August 08, 2018

    BEIJING/BERLIN (Reuters) – China and Germany defended their business ties with Iran on Wednesday in the face of President Donald Trump’s warning that any companies trading with the Islamic Republic would be barred from the United States. The comments from Beijing and Berlin signaled growing anger from partners of the United States, which reimposed strict sanctions against Iran on Tuesday, over its threat to penalize businesses from third countries that continue to operate there. “China has consistently opposed unilateral sanctions and long-armed jurisdiction,” the Chinese foreign ministry said. “China’s commercial cooperation with Iran is open and transparent, reasonable, fair and lawful, not
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    Turkey to continue buying natural gas from Iran despite U.S. sanctions

    ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey will continue to buy natural gas from Iran in line with its long-term supply contract, Turkey’s energy minister said on Wednesday, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened that anyone trading with Iran will not do business with America. NATO member Turkey is dependent on imports for almost all of its energy needs and Iran is a key supplier of Ankara’s natural gas and oil purchases. While the Turkish refiner Tupras has already cut back on oil shipments from Tehran, a complete halt of energy imports would be near impossible. Energy Minister Fatih Donmez told A Haber broadcaster that he expected Ankara’s talks with Washington on the issue to yield a positive outcome.

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  4. mijj says:

    “democracy” requires free access to unconstrained information. Otherwise the voter is like cattle free to chose which pre-determined path to take to the same slaughterhouse

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    democracy requires more; it also requires voting power..

    IN USA controlled America, Americans are not allow to vote on law at all and for law maker[Pharaoh directed slave drivers of Americans] each voter gets to check on the ballet whether he, she or it prefers the donkey Pharaoh or the Elephant Pharaoh to rule America by selecting (voting for) the next slave driver office holder. Real candidates selected by Americans in a true democracy do not happen.

    Secondly, 527 positions in the USA are filled by voting outcome,
    Americans can Corporations and Foreigners can fund these guys
    vote for 1 to be your
    next slave driver
    1 President Republican Candidate Democrat Candidate
    1 V Pres. Republican Candidate Democrat Candidate
    1 Senator Republican Candidate Democrat Candidate
    1 Senator Republican Candidate Democrat Candidate
    1 member of the House Republican Candidate Democrat Candidate

    that's a total of five votes, each voter can caste, but there are 527 jobs to be filled?
    you vote is limited, what you say is ignored., what you are allowed to know or hear about is
    directed by private media corporations and highly paid psychologist and professional intelligence people.

    Think about it, Americans have no power to control how they are Governed or whot
    will inflict the next pain Americans will be made to suffer, nor are Americans allowed
    access to the information needed to understand the environment or the issues important
    to that environment in which they live. True in many countries.

    Seems to me there are two prisons in America:
    the larger unconfined prison and
    the highly confined jails.

    The occupants of each are under 24/7 surveillance,
    not by government but by private corporations.

    Neither is given access to important information, and
    those in the unconfined prison are threatened each day with confinement
    should the thoughts or behaviors of the threatened challenge those in control of the system.

    The article is about Militarization of our economy, but that too is not within
    the control of Americans. Militarization is dictated by private corporations
    and their Pharaoh owners; it is they who control the USA, and it is the USA
    that Controls Americans in accord to the directives given by the Pharaohs.

    BTW Pharaohs never stand for election.
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  5. I am in no position to contest much of the author’s detail on matters of peripheral interest to me like Ukraine but I have an honest and expert source of information which makes me understand the unmentioned fact that, apart from the Crimeans, there is a very solid body of Ukrainians including those whose first language is Russian whose main objective would be for Ukraine to be and remain independent of Russia. Correspondingly the idea that Yanukovich was “democratically elected” is humbug coming from someone who – rightly in my view – denies America’s democratic credentials.

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    So you are saying most Russian speaking Ukrainians are happy to be governed by a bunch of pro- US/Israel neo-nazi thugs. Sorry can't buy that one.
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  6. Akbar Ali says:

    LOL, Justin Trudeau is having a row with Saudi Arabia for jailing a female activist. But he care less about civilian being mascaraed in Yemen, especially children (school bus) being bombed….

    Akbar Ali

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    LOL, Justin Trudeau is having a row with Saudi Arabia for jailing a female activist. But he care less about civilian being mascaraed in Yemen, especially children (school bus) being bombed….
     
    This was after Justin learned the Saudis wouldn't let him drive in SA?
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  7. MarkU says:

    Zuesse said:
    The US “currently has the very highest percentage of its people in prison out of all of the world’s 222 countries …”

    Zuesse lies when he says its people.

    You are just splitting hairs, even if we assume that all the stats for other countries only count their own citizens (which isn’t at all likely) then the US incarceration rate is still extremely high.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_incarceration_rate.

    Even with the aforementioned overgenerous assumption, the US incarceration rate is still higher than almost every other country, the exceptions being, the Bahamas, Cuba, El Salvador, Grenada, Maldives, Northern Mariana Islands (USA), Rwanda, Seychelles, Thailand, Turkmenistan and the Virgin islands (both US and UK) Hardly a record worthy of the so-called land of the free.

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    • Replies: @Wally
    If other countries choose to allow violent criminals & sexual predators to walk the street, then so be it.
    That's on them, not us. They will rue the day. Actually, they are.

    "Land of the free" should not mean 'land of violent criminal trash walking the street'.

    In fact, I submit that we should be incarcerating & executing more, not less of this trash.

    As I said:
    “I have seen no reason why the lions share of them should not be in prison, regardless of who they are.”

    Cheers.

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  8. After WWI there was revisionist literature etc galore, the USA people realised for what their sons had died overseas, what culminated in Versailles, at the time seen as a jewish conference.
    Baruch and Frankfurter were there, the secretaries of Wilson, Clemenceau and Lloyd George are said to have been jews.
    Wilson had won the elections by money from Morgenthau sr, a Germany hater.
    The USA never ratified Versailles, on the contrary, there came neutrality laws.
    In 1932 Baruch financed the election of FDR, who had the problem of the neutrality laws.
    As Sol Bloom, a friend of FDR writes ‘the great accompishment of FDR was that he slowly prepared the USA people for war.
    Beard explains it in detail.
    Anyone now can know the FDR deliberately provoked Pearl Harbour, he needed an attack, at his 1940 elections he had promised ‘not to send boys oversees, unless the USA was attacked’.
    In how far FDR already violated neutrality laws by using the USA Atlantic fleet for escorting convoys, since Sept 1939, is not clear to me.
    Anyhow, with FDR began a new period of USA belligerence, that continues to the present day, or stops at the present day, I still hope that Trump ends it, therefore the hysteria at CNN, Washpost and NYT.
    But, with Bolton, it is said that the neocons, jews, are back in the White House
    David Sinclair, ‘Hall of Mirrors’, London, 2001
    Henry Morgenthau, ‘Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story’, New York, 1918
    Sol Bloom, ‘The Autobiography of Sol Bloom’, New York 1948
    Charles A. Beard, ‘American Foreign Policy in the Making, 1932 – 1940, A study in responsibilities’, New Haven, 1946
    Charles A. Beard, ‘President Roosevelt and the coming of the war 1941, A study in appearances and realities’, New Haven, 1948
    Harry Elmer Barnes, ed., ‘Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace, A critical examination of the foreign policy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and its aftermath’, Caldwell, Idaho, 1953

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  9. Herald says:
    @Wally
    Zuesse said:
    The US "currently has the very highest percentage of its people in prison out of all of the world’s 222 countries ..."

    Zuesse lies when he says its people.

    Not mentioned by Zuesse:
    32% of Federal Inmates Are Aliens
    https://cis.org/Huennekens/32-Federal-Inmates-Are-Aliens

    Heretofore I have seen no reason why the lions share of them should not be in prison, regardless of who they are.

    The EU's failure to imprison ignorant Muslim rapists and violent low IQ anti Euro-white Africans are certainly factors in this misleading ranking.

    Not to mention the EU's embrace of pedophila:
    France Passes Law Saying Children Can Consent To Sex With Adults
    https://yournewswire.com/french-law-children-consent-sex/
    "President Macron’s government has voted against having an age of consent in France, becoming the latest nation to give in to pressure from an international network of liberal activists determined to normalize pedophilia and decriminalize sex with children across the world."

    Knock off the 32% and you will still have the highest rate of incarceration in the “civilised” world. Your comments have nothing at all to do with the article and are simply a waste of time.

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    said:
    "Knock off the 32% and you will still have the highest rate of incarceration in the “civilised” world. Your comments have nothing at all to do with the article and are simply a waste of time."

    - So you admit that Eric Zuesse is lying. Thanks.

    - As I said:
    "I have seen no reason why the lions share of them should not be in prison, regardless of who they are."

    - "Highest rate"?
    I say that's a good thing compared to those do not incarcerate violent criminals & sexual predators?
    I'll take being the "highest" any day.

    - "Waste of time"?
    Yet, you DID respond. LOL

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  10. As shown in this article there is a very interesting connection between wealth inequality and American wars:

    https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2018/07/how-american-wars-lead-to-increased.html

    Wars being fought by the United States will continue to contribute to America’s growing inequality, an issue that Washington is completely ignoring.

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  11. If this article were any more poorly written, it would be banned by the FDA. The repetitious, tub-thumping tone should not be consumed while driving or operating heavy machinery.

    Eric Zuesse is a moronic nonentity. He is the literary equivalent of those nuns who got thrown in jail for 20 years for taking a hammer to an ICBM. In fact, everything that comes out of the Strategic Culture Foundation is of the same low quality. That entire website ought to be slashed and burned in order to clear the ground for better crops.

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    Eric Zuesse is a moronic nonentity. He is the literary equivalent of those nuns who got thrown in jail for 20 years for taking a hammer to an ICBM. In fact, everything that comes out of the Strategic Culture Foundation is of the same low quality.
     
    Damn right, Bibi!! Yahweh blesses every word you write. Thank god for loyal zionists such as you!!
    , @George Roe
    First of all, these types of vapid and completely intellectually bankrupt posts are always kind of fascinating to me. I am not here to defend Eric Zuesse or Strategic-Culture.org, however, he has authored many papers and many books and has been in many places to do research.

    Where are your books, papers and proof that you have been as involved or an authority of any kind? Are you a historian researcher? If so where can we find your work? I already know the answer to these questions. It gets very old when people respond to articles by simply name calling or insulting comments.

    By using the words "slashed and burned" even in reference to a website could be considered violence itself. The constant use of name calling rather than offering any substance within a debate is indicative of the climate that currently exists in this country. Bring more facts to your argument.

    I believe it is posts like these that should be blocked "in order to clear the ground for better crops".

    , @annamaria
    So much irritation but zero refutation. The article certainly struck a nerve in an "Intelligent Dasein," a supporter of Zio-Nazism.

    Meanwhile, here is a rational approach towards war reparations: http://www.voltairenet.org/article202370.html
    "'the conflict that took place in Syria is a war of aggression organized by transnational financial interests – such as the investment fund KKR, Toyota, the global leader of Cement Lafarge, etc. Therefore it must be the transnationals involved and the States that worked with them that have to pay the damages."

    The Jewish State must be unquestionably included in the list of "organized interests" guilty of the war of aggression and war crimes in Syria, which resulted in a massive loss of life and tremendous damage to Syrian infrastructure. Considering the sheer number of the war-cheerleaders among Israel-firsters and the influence of ziocons (the Jewish Lobby) on the US policies abroad, Israel owes a lot to Syria.
    This is not some sort of inventive claims peddled by Holo-biz, but a fact-based demand that must be honored by the aggressors.
    Every time a "chosen" makes a noise about "uncomparable sufferings" he/she must be reminded of the Jewish crimes in Russia, Ukraine, Syria, and Gaza Ghetto.

    , @peterAUS

    If this article were any more poorly written, it would be banned by the FDA. The repetitious, tub-thumping tone should not be consumed while driving or operating heavy machinery.
     
    Agree.

    Promising topic, disappointing delivery.
    Just the usual, shallow, propaganda.
    Simply...a very bad article.
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  12. anon[317] • Disclaimer says:
    @mijj
    "democracy" requires free access to unconstrained information. Otherwise the voter is like cattle free to chose which pre-determined path to take to the same slaughterhouse

    democracy requires more; it also requires voting power..

    IN USA controlled America, Americans are not allow to vote on law at all and for law maker[Pharaoh directed slave drivers of Americans] each voter gets to check on the ballet whether he, she or it prefers the donkey Pharaoh or the Elephant Pharaoh to rule America by selecting (voting for) the next slave driver office holder. Real candidates selected by Americans in a true democracy do not happen.

    Secondly, 527 positions in the USA are filled by voting outcome,
    Americans can Corporations and Foreigners can fund these guys
    vote for 1 to be your
    next slave driver
    1 President Republican Candidate Democrat Candidate
    1 V Pres. Republican Candidate Democrat Candidate
    1 Senator Republican Candidate Democrat Candidate
    1 Senator Republican Candidate Democrat Candidate
    1 member of the House Republican Candidate Democrat Candidate

    that’s a total of five votes, each voter can caste, but there are 527 jobs to be filled?
    you vote is limited, what you say is ignored., what you are allowed to know or hear about is
    directed by private media corporations and highly paid psychologist and professional intelligence people.

    Think about it, Americans have no power to control how they are Governed or whot
    will inflict the next pain Americans will be made to suffer, nor are Americans allowed
    access to the information needed to understand the environment or the issues important
    to that environment in which they live. True in many countries.

    Seems to me there are two prisons in America:
    the larger unconfined prison and
    the highly confined jails.

    The occupants of each are under 24/7 surveillance,
    not by government but by private corporations.

    Neither is given access to important information, and
    those in the unconfined prison are threatened each day with confinement
    should the thoughts or behaviors of the threatened challenge those in control of the system.

    The article is about Militarization of our economy, but that too is not within
    the control of Americans. Militarization is dictated by private corporations
    and their Pharaoh owners; it is they who control the USA, and it is the USA
    that Controls Americans in accord to the directives given by the Pharaohs.

    BTW Pharaohs never stand for election.

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  13. fnn says:

    Emperor Septimius Severus said to his sons: “Be harmonious, enrich the soldiers, scorn all others”

    This is the stage the American Empire is at today. Except now the “soldiers” include the FBI, CIA and NSA. The deep state/permanent govt has the state security organs and Trump is trying to hold on to the loyalty of the uniformed military.

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  14. The Zionist controlled U.S. gov is in the war business and has been ever since the Zionists took control of the U.S. via their privately owned money creation machine know as the FED and their IRS in 1913 so once they had the ability to create money out of thin air and the ability to tax Americans to pay for the debts that war incurred, the Zionists had control of America lock stock and gun barrel.

    All the wars that the U.S. has been in since and including WWI and right down to the war in Syria , have been Zionist banker created wars and all the millions of lives lost and the trillions in debt from these wars can be laid at the feet of the Zionists who control every facet of the U.S. gov, and as said by General Smedley Butler in his book War Is A Racket, and that is what war is a Zionist racket.

    In THE REPORT FROM IRON MOUNTAIN it is laid out that the business of the U.S. is war and that war is good for business and war we shall have and so it is that we are a nation of war and as in Orwells 1984 the wars are not meant to be won, the wars are meant to be continual for the profit of the elites and we the proles are to suffer.

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    The Zionist controlled U.S. gov is in the war business and has been ever since the Zionists took control of the U.S. via their privately owned money creation machine know as the FED and their IRS in 1913
     
    Not really. Israelis did not have full control of the US government until the cabal backing Johnson took power in 1964. Of course, at this point, Israelis fully command all aspects of the government of the US -- at least, any aspect they so choose to command.
    , @annamaria
    The ZUSA empire in action (for children, you know) on the other side of the globe: http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/08/us-fine-tuning-of-saudi-airstrike-target-list-creates-results.html#comments
    “Following an attack this morning on a bus driving children in Dahyan Market, northern Saada, (an ICRC-supported) hospital has received dozens of dead and wounded," the organisation said on Twitter without giving more details.
    In a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency, the coalition called the strike a "legitimate military action" ...
    The Comment section:
    “The US provides the in-flight refueling that makes these bombing sorties possible. The "Five Eyes" provides the surveillance that picks the targets, and the navigation to hit them.
    KSA is doing precisely what the AZ Empire requires of it. Just as the British Royals and their banker sponsors dictated over a century ago, so does the Empire direct these heinous crimes today.
    If the Saud Royals ever did go "rogue," they'd be taken out just as the AZ [American Zionist] Empire has done time and time again.”
    “There is also the documented presence of American forces and officers in the operations room of the Saudi coalition.” https://twitter.com/abcdaee198/status/1027649243568386055

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/images6/yschoolbus.jpg

    “Why is it that the Zionist media were up in arms every time White Helmets were digging Syrian children out of rubble or dousing them with hoses?
    Dozens of children were slaughtered in Yemen, and many more maimed and injured and hundreds of thousands are being subjected to famine but there's only deafening silence on the Zionist-run media.”
    “Imagine the reaction if the Russians or Syrians had blown up a busload of kids.”
    --- On the same topic: Israel demanded - and BBC changed its headline. In a headline, BBC claimed that "Israeli air strikes 'kill pregnant woman and baby.'" After some time, BBC changed its title to "Gaza air strikes ‘kill woman and child’ after rockets hit Israel: https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/250275
    , @jilles dykstra
    What the USA would have done had it not had jews is anybody's guess.
    The Monroe Declaration, as a USA correspondent wrote me, still taught in 'glowing terms', is of 1820 or so, in Europe is was seen as colonialism.
    Some Euopean countries considered waging war.
    Manifest Destiny came around 1840.
    What seems sure to me that jews had little or nothing to do with both.

    The Civil War had little to do with slavery, secession was seen by Washington as Brexit now by Brussels.
    At the time war was by shooting, war now is by economic measures.

    The first USA imperial war was the Spanish war, also there I do not know of any jewish influence.

    But this was different in WWI, Morgenthau financed the campaign of Wilson.
    The USA never was neutral in WWI, the British, at the time illegal, blockade of Germany by GB was tolerated.
    Morgenthau hated Germany, his parents had left the country because of antisemitism.
    His 1918 book, anti German propaganda, inventing the German guilt for WWI, inventing the Armenian genocide.
    Henry Ford, because of Baruch's control of USA industrial production for war, called him 'the economic dictator of the USA'.
    Baruch's father or grandfather also left Germany, because of militarism, around 1870, read: he did not want to fight for the country in which he lived.
    So my conclusion, USA imperialism is not of jewish origin, but was strenghtened by jews.
    It is weard that Zuese does not know these facts, or ignores them.

    Am reading a book about jews in Visigothic Spain and Gaul, they indeed were persecuted, anything was done to convert them to catholicism.
    If one can blame jews in Visigothic Spain around 690 for a plot of letting Muslim warriors in, difficult to judge.
    In 711 it succeeded.

    Yet, jewish behaviour there then reminds me of jews in tsarist Russia, where no attempt was made to convert them, and where, as Baruch's ancestor, jews also dodged military service.

    Henry Morgenthau, 'Ambassador Morgenthau's Story', New York, 1918
    Heath W. Lowry, 'The story behind Ambassador Morgenthau's Story', Istanbul 1990
    Alexander Solschenizyn, ´Die russisch- jüdische Geschichte 1795- 1916, >> Zweihundert Jahre zusammen <<´, Moskau 2001, München 2002
    Solomons Katz, 'The Jews in the Visigothic and Frankish Kingdoms of Spain and Gaul', Cambridge 1937
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  15. @Wally
    Zuesse said:
    The US "currently has the very highest percentage of its people in prison out of all of the world’s 222 countries ..."

    Zuesse lies when he says its people.

    Not mentioned by Zuesse:
    32% of Federal Inmates Are Aliens
    https://cis.org/Huennekens/32-Federal-Inmates-Are-Aliens

    Heretofore I have seen no reason why the lions share of them should not be in prison, regardless of who they are.

    The EU's failure to imprison ignorant Muslim rapists and violent low IQ anti Euro-white Africans are certainly factors in this misleading ranking.

    Not to mention the EU's embrace of pedophila:
    France Passes Law Saying Children Can Consent To Sex With Adults
    https://yournewswire.com/french-law-children-consent-sex/
    "President Macron’s government has voted against having an age of consent in France, becoming the latest nation to give in to pressure from an international network of liberal activists determined to normalize pedophilia and decriminalize sex with children across the world."

    Not mentioned by Zuesse:
    32% of Federal Inmates Are Aliens

    https://cis.org/Huennekens/32-Federal-Inmates-Are-Aliens

    Heretofore I have seen no reason why the lions share of them should not be in prison, regardless of who they are.

    2,220,300 adults were incarcerated in US federal and state prisons, and county jails in 2013.

    DHS reported a total of 58,766 “known or suspected” aliens in the custody of federal authorities.

    You are bullshitting AGAIN, Wallyshinsky.

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    Hey illiterate, low IQ dumsky, it's exactly as I said, and I said "federal".

    However, we must also factor in the % of state & local prisoner who are illegal aliens.
    Of course that goes right over your little head.

    "there are about 297,000 criminal aliens incarcerated in state and local prisons. That number represents about 16.4 percent of the state and local prison population ..."
    https://www.fairus.org/issue/societal-impact/criminal-aliens
    Ouch!

    I repeat:
    I have seen no reason why the lions share of all prisoners should not be in prison, regardless of who they are.

    Now insert other foot, Skip Sullivan. I win.

    Zionist Eric Zuesse nailed on his fake "its people".
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  16. @DESERT FOX
    The Zionist controlled U.S. gov is in the war business and has been ever since the Zionists took control of the U.S. via their privately owned money creation machine know as the FED and their IRS in 1913 so once they had the ability to create money out of thin air and the ability to tax Americans to pay for the debts that war incurred, the Zionists had control of America lock stock and gun barrel.

    All the wars that the U.S. has been in since and including WWI and right down to the war in Syria , have been Zionist banker created wars and all the millions of lives lost and the trillions in debt from these wars can be laid at the feet of the Zionists who control every facet of the U.S. gov, and as said by General Smedley Butler in his book War Is A Racket, and that is what war is a Zionist racket.

    In THE REPORT FROM IRON MOUNTAIN it is laid out that the business of the U.S. is war and that war is good for business and war we shall have and so it is that we are a nation of war and as in Orwells 1984 the wars are not meant to be won, the wars are meant to be continual for the profit of the elites and we the proles are to suffer.

    The Zionist controlled U.S. gov is in the war business and has been ever since the Zionists took control of the U.S. via their privately owned money creation machine know as the FED and their IRS in 1913

    Not really. Israelis did not have full control of the US government until the cabal backing Johnson took power in 1964. Of course, at this point, Israelis fully command all aspects of the government of the US — at least, any aspect they so choose to command.

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    The Zionist bankers took control of the U.S. gov in 1913 with the passage of their FED and IRS ie the Rothschilds/ Warburgs/ Schiffs etc.,etc., and promptly got America into WWI read The Creature From Jekyll Island, and None Dare Call It Conspiracy and other books of a similar nature.

    America was controlled by Zionist long before Israel was created.
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  17. @Intelligent Dasein
    If this article were any more poorly written, it would be banned by the FDA. The repetitious, tub-thumping tone should not be consumed while driving or operating heavy machinery.

    Eric Zuesse is a moronic nonentity. He is the literary equivalent of those nuns who got thrown in jail for 20 years for taking a hammer to an ICBM. In fact, everything that comes out of the Strategic Culture Foundation is of the same low quality. That entire website ought to be slashed and burned in order to clear the ground for better crops.

    Eric Zuesse is a moronic nonentity. He is the literary equivalent of those nuns who got thrown in jail for 20 years for taking a hammer to an ICBM. In fact, everything that comes out of the Strategic Culture Foundation is of the same low quality.

    Damn right, Bibi!! Yahweh blesses every word you write. Thank god for loyal zionists such as you!!

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  18. @Akbar Ali
    LOL, Justin Trudeau is having a row with Saudi Arabia for jailing a female activist. But he care less about civilian being mascaraed in Yemen, especially children (school bus) being bombed....

    Akbar Ali

    LOL, Justin Trudeau is having a row with Saudi Arabia for jailing a female activist. But he care less about civilian being mascaraed in Yemen, especially children (school bus) being bombed….

    This was after Justin learned the Saudis wouldn’t let him drive in SA?

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  19. annamaria says:
    @DESERT FOX
    The Zionist controlled U.S. gov is in the war business and has been ever since the Zionists took control of the U.S. via their privately owned money creation machine know as the FED and their IRS in 1913 so once they had the ability to create money out of thin air and the ability to tax Americans to pay for the debts that war incurred, the Zionists had control of America lock stock and gun barrel.

    All the wars that the U.S. has been in since and including WWI and right down to the war in Syria , have been Zionist banker created wars and all the millions of lives lost and the trillions in debt from these wars can be laid at the feet of the Zionists who control every facet of the U.S. gov, and as said by General Smedley Butler in his book War Is A Racket, and that is what war is a Zionist racket.

    In THE REPORT FROM IRON MOUNTAIN it is laid out that the business of the U.S. is war and that war is good for business and war we shall have and so it is that we are a nation of war and as in Orwells 1984 the wars are not meant to be won, the wars are meant to be continual for the profit of the elites and we the proles are to suffer.

    The ZUSA empire in action (for children, you know) on the other side of the globe: http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/08/us-fine-tuning-of-saudi-airstrike-target-list-creates-results.html#comments
    “Following an attack this morning on a bus driving children in Dahyan Market, northern Saada, (an ICRC-supported) hospital has received dozens of dead and wounded,” the organisation said on Twitter without giving more details.
    In a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency, the coalition called the strike a “legitimate military action” …
    The Comment section:
    “The US provides the in-flight refueling that makes these bombing sorties possible. The “Five Eyes” provides the surveillance that picks the targets, and the navigation to hit them.
    KSA is doing precisely what the AZ Empire requires of it. Just as the British Royals and their banker sponsors dictated over a century ago, so does the Empire direct these heinous crimes today.
    If the Saud Royals ever did go “rogue,” they’d be taken out just as the AZ [American Zionist] Empire has done time and time again.”
    “There is also the documented presence of American forces and officers in the operations room of the Saudi coalition.” https://twitter.com/abcdaee198/status/1027649243568386055

    “Why is it that the Zionist media were up in arms every time White Helmets were digging Syrian children out of rubble or dousing them with hoses?
    Dozens of children were slaughtered in Yemen, and many more maimed and injured and hundreds of thousands are being subjected to famine but there’s only deafening silence on the Zionist-run media.”
    “Imagine the reaction if the Russians or Syrians had blown up a busload of kids.”
    — On the same topic: Israel demanded – and BBC changed its headline. In a headline, BBC claimed that “Israeli air strikes ‘kill pregnant woman and baby.’” After some time, BBC changed its title to “Gaza air strikes ‘kill woman and child’ after rockets hit Israel: https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/250275

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  20. @animalogic
    Whether or not Zuesse "lies" or is mistaken, or is maladroit in his figures, you should have mentioned that Federal prisoners account for only 6% of the total prison population. So it's 32% (or 27%) of 6%.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incarceration_in_the_United_States

    Whether or not Zuesse “lies” or is mistaken, or is maladroit in his figures, you should have mentioned that Federal prisoners account for only 6% of the total prison population. So it’s 32% (or 27%) of 6%.

    Please complete the math process. Unz readers can’t calculate percents of percents — that’s a major headspinner.

    Fed prison pop = 6% of US total prison pop.
    Fed alien prison pop = 32% of Fed prison pop
    Aliens as percent of total US prison pop = 0.32 x 0.06 = 0.0192

    Thus, a 2% maximum for alien prison pop. Most of whom should simply be shot as preventive measure.

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  21. @DESERT FOX
    The Zionist controlled U.S. gov is in the war business and has been ever since the Zionists took control of the U.S. via their privately owned money creation machine know as the FED and their IRS in 1913 so once they had the ability to create money out of thin air and the ability to tax Americans to pay for the debts that war incurred, the Zionists had control of America lock stock and gun barrel.

    All the wars that the U.S. has been in since and including WWI and right down to the war in Syria , have been Zionist banker created wars and all the millions of lives lost and the trillions in debt from these wars can be laid at the feet of the Zionists who control every facet of the U.S. gov, and as said by General Smedley Butler in his book War Is A Racket, and that is what war is a Zionist racket.

    In THE REPORT FROM IRON MOUNTAIN it is laid out that the business of the U.S. is war and that war is good for business and war we shall have and so it is that we are a nation of war and as in Orwells 1984 the wars are not meant to be won, the wars are meant to be continual for the profit of the elites and we the proles are to suffer.

    What the USA would have done had it not had jews is anybody’s guess.
    The Monroe Declaration, as a USA correspondent wrote me, still taught in ‘glowing terms’, is of 1820 or so, in Europe is was seen as colonialism.
    Some Euopean countries considered waging war.
    Manifest Destiny came around 1840.
    What seems sure to me that jews had little or nothing to do with both.

    The Civil War had little to do with slavery, secession was seen by Washington as Brexit now by Brussels.
    At the time war was by shooting, war now is by economic measures.

    The first USA imperial war was the Spanish war, also there I do not know of any jewish influence.

    But this was different in WWI, Morgenthau financed the campaign of Wilson.
    The USA never was neutral in WWI, the British, at the time illegal, blockade of Germany by GB was tolerated.
    Morgenthau hated Germany, his parents had left the country because of antisemitism.
    His 1918 book, anti German propaganda, inventing the German guilt for WWI, inventing the Armenian genocide.
    Henry Ford, because of Baruch’s control of USA industrial production for war, called him ‘the economic dictator of the USA’.
    Baruch’s father or grandfather also left Germany, because of militarism, around 1870, read: he did not want to fight for the country in which he lived.
    So my conclusion, USA imperialism is not of jewish origin, but was strenghtened by jews.
    It is weard that Zuese does not know these facts, or ignores them.

    Am reading a book about jews in Visigothic Spain and Gaul, they indeed were persecuted, anything was done to convert them to catholicism.
    If one can blame jews in Visigothic Spain around 690 for a plot of letting Muslim warriors in, difficult to judge.
    In 711 it succeeded.

    Yet, jewish behaviour there then reminds me of jews in tsarist Russia, where no attempt was made to convert them, and where, as Baruch’s ancestor, jews also dodged military service.

    Henry Morgenthau, ‘Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story’, New York, 1918
    Heath W. Lowry, ‘The story behind Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story’, Istanbul 1990
    Alexander Solschenizyn, ´Die russisch- jüdische Geschichte 1795- 1916, >> Zweihundert Jahre zusammen <<´, Moskau 2001, München 2002
    Solomons Katz, 'The Jews in the Visigothic and Frankish Kingdoms of Spain and Gaul', Cambridge 1937

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    So my conclusion, USA imperialism is not of jewish origin, but was strenghtened by jews.
     
    Maybe not entirely but the Jewish Fifth Column has been the main driving force behind it since the 60's.
    The leaders Jews and their ZOA orgs call for bigger and bigger military budgets, as they say US military must be the worlds supreme military in order to protect Israel.....they are well aware that no other country would provide the aid or military protection to Israel.

    https://www.newsweek.com/how-long-could-israel-survive-without-america-636298

    How Long Could Israel Survive Without America?

    by Charles Freilich is a former Israeli deputy national security advisor, and a senior fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center.

    The true impact (cutting aid) would be on Israel’s defence budget. In recent years, US aid has constituted approximately 20 percent of Israel’s total defence budget (which includes pensions, and care and compensation for wounded veterans and widows), or 40 percent of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) budget and almost the entire procurement budget.

    Termination would thus have a devastating impact on Israel’s defence posture, unless a major reordering of national priorities took place, with profound economic and societal ramifications

    Perhaps it could survive. There is no doubt, however, that this would be, at a bare minimum, an infinitely tougher existence, far less secure and much poorer – an existence no one in Israel, including the right, wishes to return to. In realistic political terms, it would be almost impossible
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  22. Good God, what a hysterical rant! It’s hardly worth bothering with the details but just a few points for the heck of it. He says that the Ukrainian coup “constituted a deadly threat to Russia’s national security” but doesn’t explain why that, even if true, gave Putin the right to invade Ukraine and annex part of its territory. Why didn’t Putin simply restore Yanukovych to power and leave it at that? By the way, Ukraine has never at any time applied for EU membership.

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    "Why didn’t Putin simply restore Yanukovych to power and leave it at that?"
    --- Michael Kenny, why have not you asked Brennan, the former CIA director who traveled "secretly" to Kiev to "organize" the ongoing civil war in Ukraine?
    How old are you to ask such a naive question, 7 or 97?
    Do you understand how much $5 billion is? -- This is how much the zionized US government had invested in regime change in Ukraine.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-14/white-house-admits-cia-director-brennan-was-secretly-kiev
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  23. @Skip Sullivan

    The Zionist controlled U.S. gov is in the war business and has been ever since the Zionists took control of the U.S. via their privately owned money creation machine know as the FED and their IRS in 1913
     
    Not really. Israelis did not have full control of the US government until the cabal backing Johnson took power in 1964. Of course, at this point, Israelis fully command all aspects of the government of the US -- at least, any aspect they so choose to command.

    The Zionist bankers took control of the U.S. gov in 1913 with the passage of their FED and IRS ie the Rothschilds/ Warburgs/ Schiffs etc.,etc., and promptly got America into WWI read The Creature From Jekyll Island, and None Dare Call It Conspiracy and other books of a similar nature.

    America was controlled by Zionist long before Israel was created.

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    America was controlled by Zionist long before Israel was created.
     
    We disagree.
    [shrug]
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  24. MSM are doing their job of keeping Americans in the dark about anything of consequence. The State Department just posted on its site proposed new “sanctions” on Russia that essentially amount to a declaration of war. Lunatic asylum is the most appropriate place for the whole American “leadership”, down to the last man/woman/tranny. The only thing that stands between us and WWIII, which would be a suicide of humanity, is unbelievably cool and reasonable position of Russian leadership.

    But Americans are kept in the dark entirely, distracted with BS stories. The top “news” on the CNN site: “2 police officers among 4 killed in Canada shooting; a suspect is in custody”; “Ex-Ohio state wrestler clarifies comment about congressman’s awareness of abuse”. As if any of this would matter when nuclear missiles start flying.

    The sheeple are not only lead to slaughter, they are made totally unaware of the fact. Sad.

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    You left out major Yahoo screamers:

    Meghan Markle's Favorite Lash Serum is On Sale For 25% Off
    and
    Macaulay Culkin says he lost out on 'hundreds of millions of dollars' by turning down 'The Big Bang Theory'

    Important headlines must receive their due.


    PS: "led to slaughter", BTW.

    , @annamaria
    The rationale for the anti-Russian sanctions carries, of course, a "humanitarian" touch: bad Russia is punished by the righteous US for the alleged poisoning of Skripals. There is zero evidence to support the US/UK verdict re Skripals
    On the same day when the US was showing its righteousness by "sunctioning" Russia for the alleged poisoning of Skripals (both Skripals are alive) the Saudi-American coalition had bombed, with the US provided WMD, a bus filled with school children in Yemen. http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/08/us-fine-tuning-of-saudi-airstrike-target-list-creates-results.html#comments
    Here is what is left of the formerly alive and healthy children after the "righteous" US had sent a "legitimate" "humanitarian" help in the kids' direction: http://www.moonofalabama.org/images6/yschoolbus.jpg
    , @seeing-thru
    The main job of the mass media can be categorised under the following specific tasks and functions:

    (1) To keep the masses perpetually distracted. This is achieved by having some of the mass media specialize in mass spectacles (commercialized sports, wrestling, truck shows, and some slightly high brow stuff like history, National Geographic, Nature, etc.). Other segments of the mass media keep the public pre-occupied with sensational stories about actors, porn stars, models, fashion, crime, and other tabloid stuff. The distraction strategy takes care of 80% people 80% of times.

    (2) To keep the masses perpetually confused. Confusion is created by suppressing significant facts, reporting facts out of context, blowing up things out of proportion, partial lies, outright lies, repetitious lies, instilling sub-conscious belief by 24/7 propaganda, and by keeping the coverage confined within certain channels. As a result of this confusion sets in and truth gives way to doubt and doubt makes further room for confusion. "Well, if all the channels keep reporting that so-and-so is evil then there must be some basis for that". The "Spread Confusion" strategy and the Perpetual Distraction Strategies reinforce each other.

    (3) To frontally attack the target enemy. The attack takes the form of non-stop attack on the total person - his very identity, his integrity, competence, honesty, sex life, finances, body language, talk, walk, smile, facial expression, voice, food habits, and anything else that can be used against that person. If the target is to be yet another Hitler-designate, all signs and stories of evil are made up out of thin air and reported as proven facts. The more bizarre the reported stories (that is, the bigger the lie) the more the public buy into the new Hitler story. American media can claim credit for successfully resurrecting Hitler several times on short notice - a notable feat indeed to be able to conjure up a new Hitler-like about once every decade, sometimes even more often. Thus Hitler-likes were conjured up in Yugoslavia (Milosovic); Iraq (Saddam); Iran (the Mullahs); Libya (Gaddafi); Cuba (Castro); Venezuela (Chavez); now Russia (Putin).

    (4) To keep the embers of war always warm and ready for full firing up at short notice. This is perhaps the easiest task to fulfill for the media given human propensity for jingoism, mania for "security", and obsession with "national security". In all of media history, no significant newspaper or channel has ever preached arms reduction, reconciliation, the making of reasonable concessions, diplomacy, or the like. The journalist or media person is the modern equivalent of the village witch doctor, always looking for blood-letting and noxious remedies for all human problems.

    (5) To be an enthusiastic and inspiring beater of war drums. Again, the modern journalist or the TV blabbermouth is but the modern incarnation of the African tom-tom beater. "TOM, TOM, TOM, war, war, war" is the journalists constant beat. In all of media history, there is perhaps not a single instance of any media channel or paper opposing war and calling for peace.

    (6) To serve as a secret extension of the secret spy and police agencies and to serve the inner dark power centers of wealth and power.
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  25. @Intelligent Dasein
    If this article were any more poorly written, it would be banned by the FDA. The repetitious, tub-thumping tone should not be consumed while driving or operating heavy machinery.

    Eric Zuesse is a moronic nonentity. He is the literary equivalent of those nuns who got thrown in jail for 20 years for taking a hammer to an ICBM. In fact, everything that comes out of the Strategic Culture Foundation is of the same low quality. That entire website ought to be slashed and burned in order to clear the ground for better crops.

    First of all, these types of vapid and completely intellectually bankrupt posts are always kind of fascinating to me. I am not here to defend Eric Zuesse or Strategic-Culture.org, however, he has authored many papers and many books and has been in many places to do research.

    Where are your books, papers and proof that you have been as involved or an authority of any kind? Are you a historian researcher? If so where can we find your work? I already know the answer to these questions. It gets very old when people respond to articles by simply name calling or insulting comments.

    By using the words “slashed and burned” even in reference to a website could be considered violence itself. The constant use of name calling rather than offering any substance within a debate is indicative of the climate that currently exists in this country. Bring more facts to your argument.

    I believe it is posts like these that should be blocked “in order to clear the ground for better crops”.

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    I believe it is posts like these that should be blocked “in order to clear the ground for better crops”.
     
    Here, on Unz.com, "Intelligent Dasein" is granted a reasonable right to say what he/she/it goddamn well feels like saying. IMO, when assholes of your stripe show up, and start kvetching that Dasein's posts be blocked, I recognize biased, selective, o'erweeningly contemptible censorship at work.

    I don't like Dasein; he/she/it worships Israel. But, I make no attempt to silence him.

    Take a flying, dude.
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  26. @DESERT FOX
    The Zionist bankers took control of the U.S. gov in 1913 with the passage of their FED and IRS ie the Rothschilds/ Warburgs/ Schiffs etc.,etc., and promptly got America into WWI read The Creature From Jekyll Island, and None Dare Call It Conspiracy and other books of a similar nature.

    America was controlled by Zionist long before Israel was created.

    America was controlled by Zionist long before Israel was created.

    We disagree.
    [shrug]

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    Do some research, there is plenty of information available for example Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution by Anthony Sutton, can be had on amazon.
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  27. @George Roe
    First of all, these types of vapid and completely intellectually bankrupt posts are always kind of fascinating to me. I am not here to defend Eric Zuesse or Strategic-Culture.org, however, he has authored many papers and many books and has been in many places to do research.

    Where are your books, papers and proof that you have been as involved or an authority of any kind? Are you a historian researcher? If so where can we find your work? I already know the answer to these questions. It gets very old when people respond to articles by simply name calling or insulting comments.

    By using the words "slashed and burned" even in reference to a website could be considered violence itself. The constant use of name calling rather than offering any substance within a debate is indicative of the climate that currently exists in this country. Bring more facts to your argument.

    I believe it is posts like these that should be blocked "in order to clear the ground for better crops".

    I believe it is posts like these that should be blocked “in order to clear the ground for better crops”.

    Here, on Unz.com, “Intelligent Dasein” is granted a reasonable right to say what he/she/it goddamn well feels like saying. IMO, when assholes of your stripe show up, and start kvetching that Dasein’s posts be blocked, I recognize biased, selective, o’erweeningly contemptible censorship at work.

    I don’t like Dasein; he/she/it worships Israel. But, I make no attempt to silence him.

    Take a flying, dude.

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    Have to agree with you there. I usually disagree with “Intelligent Dasein”, have serious doubts about his/her/its intelligence. However, we don’t want censorship here because it would make this site as bad as the MSM. Freedom of speech also means freedom of dumb or biased speech. It should be fought with arguments, not censorship.
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  28. @AnonFromTN
    MSM are doing their job of keeping Americans in the dark about anything of consequence. The State Department just posted on its site proposed new “sanctions” on Russia that essentially amount to a declaration of war. Lunatic asylum is the most appropriate place for the whole American “leadership”, down to the last man/woman/tranny. The only thing that stands between us and WWIII, which would be a suicide of humanity, is unbelievably cool and reasonable position of Russian leadership.

    But Americans are kept in the dark entirely, distracted with BS stories. The top “news” on the CNN site: “2 police officers among 4 killed in Canada shooting; a suspect is in custody”; “Ex-Ohio state wrestler clarifies comment about congressman’s awareness of abuse”. As if any of this would matter when nuclear missiles start flying.

    The sheeple are not only lead to slaughter, they are made totally unaware of the fact. Sad.

    You left out major Yahoo screamers:

    Meghan Markle’s Favorite Lash Serum is On Sale For 25% Off
    and
    Macaulay Culkin says he lost out on ‘hundreds of millions of dollars’ by turning down ‘The Big Bang Theory

    Important headlines must receive their due.

    PS: “led to slaughter”, BTW.

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    Good headlines. Quite typical.
    Yes, I meant “led to slaughter”. Can blame the spellchecker: “it is company policy to blame everything on computers”.
    Cheers!
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  29. Wally says:
    @Skip Sullivan

    Not mentioned by Zuesse:
    32% of Federal Inmates Are Aliens

    https://cis.org/Huennekens/32-Federal-Inmates-Are-Aliens

    Heretofore I have seen no reason why the lions share of them should not be in prison, regardless of who they are.
     
    2,220,300 adults were incarcerated in US federal and state prisons, and county jails in 2013.

    DHS reported a total of 58,766 "known or suspected" aliens in the custody of federal authorities.


    You are bullshitting AGAIN, Wallyshinsky.

    Hey illiterate, low IQ dumsky, it’s exactly as I said, and I said “federal”.

    However, we must also factor in the % of state & local prisoner who are illegal aliens.
    Of course that goes right over your little head.

    there are about 297,000 criminal aliens incarcerated in state and local prisons. That number represents about 16.4 percent of the state and local prison population …”

    https://www.fairus.org/issue/societal-impact/criminal-aliens

    Ouch!

    I repeat:
    I have seen no reason why the lions share of all prisoners should not be in prison, regardless of who they are.

    Now insert other foot, Skip Sullivan. I win.

    Zionist Eric Zuesse nailed on his fake “its people”.

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    However, we must also factor in the % of state & local prisoner who are illegal aliens.
    Of course that goes right over your little head.
     
    No, shit-for-brains, it went right over YOUR head, since you failed to mention it until called on it.

    I have no interest in your lying, selective bullshit.

    Ignore-listed.
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  30. Wally says:
    @Herald
    Knock off the 32% and you will still have the highest rate of incarceration in the "civilised" world. Your comments have nothing at all to do with the article and are simply a waste of time.

    said:
    “Knock off the 32% and you will still have the highest rate of incarceration in the “civilised” world. Your comments have nothing at all to do with the article and are simply a waste of time.”

    - So you admit that Eric Zuesse is lying. Thanks.

    - As I said:
    “I have seen no reason why the lions share of them should not be in prison, regardless of who they are.”

    - “Highest rate”?
    I say that’s a good thing compared to those do not incarcerate violent criminals & sexual predators?
    I’ll take being the “highest” any day.

    - “Waste of time”?
    Yet, you DID respond. LOL

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  31. Wally says:
    @animalogic
    Whether or not Zuesse "lies" or is mistaken, or is maladroit in his figures, you should have mentioned that Federal prisoners account for only 6% of the total prison population. So it's 32% (or 27%) of 6%.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incarceration_in_the_United_States

    except that:

    there are about 297,000 criminal aliens incarcerated in state and local prisons. That number represents about 16.4 percent of the state and local prison population …”

    https://www.fairus.org/issue/societal-impact/criminal-aliens

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  32. @Skip Sullivan
    You left out major Yahoo screamers:

    Meghan Markle's Favorite Lash Serum is On Sale For 25% Off
    and
    Macaulay Culkin says he lost out on 'hundreds of millions of dollars' by turning down 'The Big Bang Theory'

    Important headlines must receive their due.


    PS: "led to slaughter", BTW.

    Good headlines. Quite typical.
    Yes, I meant “led to slaughter”. Can blame the spellchecker: “it is company policy to blame everything on computers”.
    Cheers!

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    Good headlines. Quite typical.
     
    An Onionesque practical joke would be to put up kardashian-class headlines over a forum-set of serious, supported analytical opinion pieces.
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  33. @Skip Sullivan

    America was controlled by Zionist long before Israel was created.
     
    We disagree.
    [shrug]

    Do some research, there is plenty of information available for example Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution by Anthony Sutton, can be had on amazon.

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    Duly noted, Mr. Fox. I do hope you revel in your own opinions. I know I do.
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  34. Alright then! The world is controlled by the rich people (nothing new there) and one set (American) wants to piss on the other set (all other aristocrats but Russians in particular). And corrupt Arab leaders of the Arabian peninsula are batshit crazy and killing their own and at the same time advancing Israel’s cause. 400 billion would provide a lot of blood money jobs to dumbed down and probably, amoral Yankees. But who is getting the 20% plus profits on those immoral deals? Please identify, the individuals and families that benefit from the foreign policy shenanigans. Are they Jews or Gentiles? If both, who are they? Those tidbits would be much more fascinating than dull recitation of the obvious!

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    This makes a lot of sense. Why are so many writers in love with denouncing shadowy special interest and big money war mongers but never provide names and other specific information? Plus if it is known: what are the ten counties in US receiving the benefit of this Saudi weapons bonanza? How many went for Trump in 2016 and how many will support PDJT candidates in the 2018 congressional sweepstakes? If Trump is trying to buy voter commitment, it may be that he is getting very little return on investment.
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  35. @Wally
    Hey illiterate, low IQ dumsky, it's exactly as I said, and I said "federal".

    However, we must also factor in the % of state & local prisoner who are illegal aliens.
    Of course that goes right over your little head.

    "there are about 297,000 criminal aliens incarcerated in state and local prisons. That number represents about 16.4 percent of the state and local prison population ..."
    https://www.fairus.org/issue/societal-impact/criminal-aliens
    Ouch!

    I repeat:
    I have seen no reason why the lions share of all prisoners should not be in prison, regardless of who they are.

    Now insert other foot, Skip Sullivan. I win.

    Zionist Eric Zuesse nailed on his fake "its people".

    However, we must also factor in the % of state & local prisoner who are illegal aliens.
    Of course that goes right over your little head.

    No, shit-for-brains, it went right over YOUR head, since you failed to mention it until called on it.

    I have no interest in your lying, selective bullshit.

    Ignore-listed.

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    Try actually reading my initial post, if you can read at all.
    I was commenting on federal prisoners, not state.

    You have not /cannot point out any lying in may posts.
    But that doesn't keep your little brain from desperately projecting.

    But hey, illiterate low IQ bricks like yourself have never let facts influence them.

    "Ignore-listed"?
    Is that why you did NOT ignore? LOL

    Massive numbers of Zuesse's bullshit 'its people' canard are in fact illegal aliens.

    I nailed you and now you desperately try to spin it.
    Hurts don't it?
    You lose, Skippy.

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  36. @Skip Sullivan

    I believe it is posts like these that should be blocked “in order to clear the ground for better crops”.
     
    Here, on Unz.com, "Intelligent Dasein" is granted a reasonable right to say what he/she/it goddamn well feels like saying. IMO, when assholes of your stripe show up, and start kvetching that Dasein's posts be blocked, I recognize biased, selective, o'erweeningly contemptible censorship at work.

    I don't like Dasein; he/she/it worships Israel. But, I make no attempt to silence him.

    Take a flying, dude.

    Have to agree with you there. I usually disagree with “Intelligent Dasein”, have serious doubts about his/her/its intelligence. However, we don’t want censorship here because it would make this site as bad as the MSM. Freedom of speech also means freedom of dumb or biased speech. It should be fought with arguments, not censorship.

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    Freedom of speech also means freedom of dumb or biased speech. It should be fought with arguments, not censorship.
     
    I hope you mean "rational, logical, analytical, factually-supported, non-creationist arguments."
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  37. Wally says:
    @MarkU

    Zuesse said:
    The US “currently has the very highest percentage of its people in prison out of all of the world’s 222 countries …”

    Zuesse lies when he says its people.
     
    You are just splitting hairs, even if we assume that all the stats for other countries only count their own citizens (which isn't at all likely) then the US incarceration rate is still extremely high.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_incarceration_rate.

    Even with the aforementioned overgenerous assumption, the US incarceration rate is still higher than almost every other country, the exceptions being, the Bahamas, Cuba, El Salvador, Grenada, Maldives, Northern Mariana Islands (USA), Rwanda, Seychelles, Thailand, Turkmenistan and the Virgin islands (both US and UK) Hardly a record worthy of the so-called land of the free.

    If other countries choose to allow violent criminals & sexual predators to walk the street, then so be it.
    That’s on them, not us. They will rue the day. Actually, they are.

    “Land of the free” should not mean ‘land of violent criminal trash walking the street’.

    In fact, I submit that we should be incarcerating & executing more, not less of this trash.

    As I said:
    “I have seen no reason why the lions share of them should not be in prison, regardless of who they are.”

    Cheers.

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  38. @AnonFromTN
    Good headlines. Quite typical.
    Yes, I meant “led to slaughter”. Can blame the spellchecker: “it is company policy to blame everything on computers”.
    Cheers!

    Good headlines. Quite typical.

    An Onionesque practical joke would be to put up kardashian-class headlines over a forum-set of serious, supported analytical opinion pieces.

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  39. @AnonFromTN
    Have to agree with you there. I usually disagree with “Intelligent Dasein”, have serious doubts about his/her/its intelligence. However, we don’t want censorship here because it would make this site as bad as the MSM. Freedom of speech also means freedom of dumb or biased speech. It should be fought with arguments, not censorship.

    Freedom of speech also means freedom of dumb or biased speech. It should be fought with arguments, not censorship.

    I hope you mean “rational, logical, analytical, factually-supported, non-creationist arguments.”

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    I do mean rational factually supported arguments. But creationists and adepts of any other system of baseless beliefs, including various religions, communism, Nazism, etc., should be also allowed to air their arguments, however ridiculous they are. Let everyone show his/her true colors. Smart people will see through any BS, whereas fooling the fools is not a crime, the fools exist to be fooled, often by other fools.

    Censorship is an admission that you have no arguments. That’s why Western MSM are so heavily censored.
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  40. @DESERT FOX
    Do some research, there is plenty of information available for example Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution by Anthony Sutton, can be had on amazon.

    Duly noted, Mr. Fox. I do hope you revel in your own opinions. I know I do.

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    Your sarcasm defines you.
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  41. annamaria says:
    @Intelligent Dasein
    If this article were any more poorly written, it would be banned by the FDA. The repetitious, tub-thumping tone should not be consumed while driving or operating heavy machinery.

    Eric Zuesse is a moronic nonentity. He is the literary equivalent of those nuns who got thrown in jail for 20 years for taking a hammer to an ICBM. In fact, everything that comes out of the Strategic Culture Foundation is of the same low quality. That entire website ought to be slashed and burned in order to clear the ground for better crops.

    So much irritation but zero refutation. The article certainly struck a nerve in an “Intelligent Dasein,” a supporter of Zio-Nazism.

    Meanwhile, here is a rational approach towards war reparations: http://www.voltairenet.org/article202370.html
    “‘the conflict that took place in Syria is a war of aggression organized by transnational financial interests – such as the investment fund KKR, Toyota, the global leader of Cement Lafarge, etc. Therefore it must be the transnationals involved and the States that worked with them that have to pay the damages.”

    The Jewish State must be unquestionably included in the list of “organized interests” guilty of the war of aggression and war crimes in Syria, which resulted in a massive loss of life and tremendous damage to Syrian infrastructure. Considering the sheer number of the war-cheerleaders among Israel-firsters and the influence of ziocons (the Jewish Lobby) on the US policies abroad, Israel owes a lot to Syria.
    This is not some sort of inventive claims peddled by Holo-biz, but a fact-based demand that must be honored by the aggressors.
    Every time a “chosen” makes a noise about “uncomparable sufferings” he/she must be reminded of the Jewish crimes in Russia, Ukraine, Syria, and Gaza Ghetto.

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  42. @Skip Sullivan

    Freedom of speech also means freedom of dumb or biased speech. It should be fought with arguments, not censorship.
     
    I hope you mean "rational, logical, analytical, factually-supported, non-creationist arguments."

    I do mean rational factually supported arguments. But creationists and adepts of any other system of baseless beliefs, including various religions, communism, Nazism, etc., should be also allowed to air their arguments, however ridiculous they are. Let everyone show his/her true colors. Smart people will see through any BS, whereas fooling the fools is not a crime, the fools exist to be fooled, often by other fools.

    Censorship is an admission that you have no arguments. That’s why Western MSM are so heavily censored.

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    But creationists and adepts of any other system of baseless beliefs, including various religions, communism, Nazism, etc., should be also allowed to air their arguments, however ridiculous they are.
     
    Oh, now, now. My inclusion of creationism was tongue-in-cheek. Creationist arguments are some of the more hilarious postings we get to see 'round hyar'. I don't recall if El Dasein authored any of those, but creative writing is but one outlet, I suppose. I, for one, never will figure out how "joyful spirituality" amounts to logical, factually-supported argument, but hey, maybe it's just me.


    BTW, this is no longer "Skip". If Unz can't knock it the hell off with the cookies, I'm not going to play here any more. Tears shed? None.

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  43. Wally says:
    @Skip Sullivan

    However, we must also factor in the % of state & local prisoner who are illegal aliens.
    Of course that goes right over your little head.
     
    No, shit-for-brains, it went right over YOUR head, since you failed to mention it until called on it.

    I have no interest in your lying, selective bullshit.

    Ignore-listed.

    Try actually reading my initial post, if you can read at all.
    I was commenting on federal prisoners, not state.

    You have not /cannot point out any lying in may posts.
    But that doesn’t keep your little brain from desperately projecting.

    But hey, illiterate low IQ bricks like yourself have never let facts influence them.

    “Ignore-listed”?
    Is that why you did NOT ignore? LOL

    Massive numbers of Zuesse’s bullshit ‘its people’ canard are in fact illegal aliens.

    I nailed you and now you desperately try to spin it.
    Hurts don’t it?
    You lose, Skippy.

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    Don't argue with the troll of many faces.

    Anyway, it's not even as complicated as all that. Almost 40% of federal prison inmates are black and another 30% are Hispanic. If blacks suddenly found themselves back in Africa, and Hispanics back in Central/South America, US prison population (along with all the crime they commit) plummets exponentially.

    https://www.bop.gov/about/statistics/statistics_inmate_race.jsp

    https://www.bop.gov/about/statistics/statistics_inmate_ethnicity.jsp

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  44. annamaria says:
    @Michael Kenny
    Good God, what a hysterical rant! It’s hardly worth bothering with the details but just a few points for the heck of it. He says that the Ukrainian coup “constituted a deadly threat to Russia’s national security” but doesn’t explain why that, even if true, gave Putin the right to invade Ukraine and annex part of its territory. Why didn’t Putin simply restore Yanukovych to power and leave it at that? By the way, Ukraine has never at any time applied for EU membership.

    “Why didn’t Putin simply restore Yanukovych to power and leave it at that?”
    — Michael Kenny, why have not you asked Brennan, the former CIA director who traveled “secretly” to Kiev to “organize” the ongoing civil war in Ukraine?
    How old are you to ask such a naive question, 7 or 97?
    Do you understand how much $5 billion is? — This is how much the zionized US government had invested in regime change in Ukraine.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-14/white-house-admits-cia-director-brennan-was-secretly-kiev

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    What do you think a non Ukrainian speaking non Russian speaking American was doing in Ukraine to "organise" a civil war there? Why do total outsiders like you and me infer any more than that he was trying to get a personal sense of who could be trusted and to see if anything he saw or heard cast doubt on the reporting he had been relying on?
    , @Anonymous
    What do you think a non Ukrainian speaking non Russian speaking American was doing in Ukraine to "organise" a civil war there? Why do total outsiders like you and me infer any more than that he was trying to get a personal sense of who could be trusted and to see if anything he saw or heard cast doubt on the reporting he had been relying on?
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  45. @Skip Sullivan
    Duly noted, Mr. Fox. I do hope you revel in your own opinions. I know I do.

    Your sarcasm defines you.

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    Why, thank you. But, 'taint sarcasm; it's cynicism.
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  46. annamaria says:
    @AnonFromTN
    MSM are doing their job of keeping Americans in the dark about anything of consequence. The State Department just posted on its site proposed new “sanctions” on Russia that essentially amount to a declaration of war. Lunatic asylum is the most appropriate place for the whole American “leadership”, down to the last man/woman/tranny. The only thing that stands between us and WWIII, which would be a suicide of humanity, is unbelievably cool and reasonable position of Russian leadership.

    But Americans are kept in the dark entirely, distracted with BS stories. The top “news” on the CNN site: “2 police officers among 4 killed in Canada shooting; a suspect is in custody”; “Ex-Ohio state wrestler clarifies comment about congressman’s awareness of abuse”. As if any of this would matter when nuclear missiles start flying.

    The sheeple are not only lead to slaughter, they are made totally unaware of the fact. Sad.

    The rationale for the anti-Russian sanctions carries, of course, a “humanitarian” touch: bad Russia is punished by the righteous US for the alleged poisoning of Skripals. There is zero evidence to support the US/UK verdict re Skripals
    On the same day when the US was showing its righteousness by “sunctioning” Russia for the alleged poisoning of Skripals (both Skripals are alive) the Saudi-American coalition had bombed, with the US provided WMD, a bus filled with school children in Yemen. http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/08/us-fine-tuning-of-saudi-airstrike-target-list-creates-results.html#comments
    Here is what is left of the formerly alive and healthy children after the “righteous” US had sent a “legitimate” “humanitarian” help in the kids’ direction:

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    Typical of the “defenders of human rights”. The “shining city on a hill” did the same in Germany, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Serbia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and countless other countries. As Madeleine Albright put it, the death of 500,000 Iraqi children was worth it. The US is always more arrogant, as opposed to super-hypocritical Europe. Hard to tell what’s worse.
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  47. Herald says:
    @Wizard of Oz
    I am in no position to contest much of the author's detail on matters of peripheral interest to me like Ukraine but I have an honest and expert source of information which makes me understand the unmentioned fact that, apart from the Crimeans, there is a very solid body of Ukrainians including those whose first language is Russian whose main objective would be for Ukraine to be and remain independent of Russia. Correspondingly the idea that Yanukovich was "democratically elected" is humbug coming from someone who - rightly in my view - denies America's democratic credentials.

    So you are saying most Russian speaking Ukrainians are happy to be governed by a bunch of pro- US/Israel neo-nazi thugs. Sorry can’t buy that one.

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    That is nothing like what I said or inferrable from what I said. But my only trustworthy source of information on Ukraine gives me some reason to believe that most people living in Ukraine would put up with Ukrainian chaotic corruption for quite a while rather than fall into the Russian embrace.
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  48. @annamaria
    The rationale for the anti-Russian sanctions carries, of course, a "humanitarian" touch: bad Russia is punished by the righteous US for the alleged poisoning of Skripals. There is zero evidence to support the US/UK verdict re Skripals
    On the same day when the US was showing its righteousness by "sunctioning" Russia for the alleged poisoning of Skripals (both Skripals are alive) the Saudi-American coalition had bombed, with the US provided WMD, a bus filled with school children in Yemen. http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/08/us-fine-tuning-of-saudi-airstrike-target-list-creates-results.html#comments
    Here is what is left of the formerly alive and healthy children after the "righteous" US had sent a "legitimate" "humanitarian" help in the kids' direction: http://www.moonofalabama.org/images6/yschoolbus.jpg

    Typical of the “defenders of human rights”. The “shining city on a hill” did the same in Germany, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Serbia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and countless other countries. As Madeleine Albright put it, the death of 500,000 Iraqi children was worth it. The US is always more arrogant, as opposed to super-hypocritical Europe. Hard to tell what’s worse.

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  49. peterAUS says:
    @Intelligent Dasein
    If this article were any more poorly written, it would be banned by the FDA. The repetitious, tub-thumping tone should not be consumed while driving or operating heavy machinery.

    Eric Zuesse is a moronic nonentity. He is the literary equivalent of those nuns who got thrown in jail for 20 years for taking a hammer to an ICBM. In fact, everything that comes out of the Strategic Culture Foundation is of the same low quality. That entire website ought to be slashed and burned in order to clear the ground for better crops.

    If this article were any more poorly written, it would be banned by the FDA. The repetitious, tub-thumping tone should not be consumed while driving or operating heavy machinery.

    Agree.

    Promising topic, disappointing delivery.
    Just the usual, shallow, propaganda.
    Simply…a very bad article.

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    "Just the usual, shallow, propaganda."
    -- PeterAUS is upset with the alleged propaganda in the article.
    You have this forum to refute the "propaganda," but for some reason you are abstaining from that. Why? Seems that the facts presented in the article have an anti-ziocon bias for PeterAUS.
    Was it this well-documented statement that made you blue? - "Ever since at least 2011, the U.S. Government was planning to overthrow Ukraine’s democratically elected Government; and the plan started being put into action by no later than 1 March 2013 inside America’s Ukrainian Embassy." Ukraine has suffered a ziocon-pushed regime change. Monsanto is already there: http://news.agropages.com/News/NewsDetail---22705.htm
    Here is more to spoil your day: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50017.htm
    Paul Craig Roberts: "When Mattis says that the Russian government is trying to “undercut and compromise our belief in our ideals,” he is saying that Moscow is interrupting the lies that Americans are being told by the plutocrat-owned media."
    More on the same: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50018.htm
    "The Israeli Foreign Ministry demanded the BBC change their headline - which said Israeli air strikes "kill pregnant women and baby" - and the BBC did as they were told."
    -- Look again at the images of the butchered Yemeni kids, PeterAUS, to revive your withered moral fiber: http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/08/us-fine-tuning-of-saudi-airstrike-target-list-creates-results.html#comments
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  50. @AnonFromTN
    I do mean rational factually supported arguments. But creationists and adepts of any other system of baseless beliefs, including various religions, communism, Nazism, etc., should be also allowed to air their arguments, however ridiculous they are. Let everyone show his/her true colors. Smart people will see through any BS, whereas fooling the fools is not a crime, the fools exist to be fooled, often by other fools.

    Censorship is an admission that you have no arguments. That’s why Western MSM are so heavily censored.

    But creationists and adepts of any other system of baseless beliefs, including various religions, communism, Nazism, etc., should be also allowed to air their arguments, however ridiculous they are.

    Oh, now, now. My inclusion of creationism was tongue-in-cheek. Creationist arguments are some of the more hilarious postings we get to see ’round hyar’. I don’t recall if El Dasein authored any of those, but creative writing is but one outlet, I suppose. I, for one, never will figure out how “joyful spirituality” amounts to logical, factually-supported argument, but hey, maybe it’s just me.

    BTW, this is no longer “Skip”. If Unz can’t knock it the hell off with the cookies, I’m not going to play here any more. Tears shed? None.

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    Hey look, it's manochurch, I mean Dillon Sweeney, I mean Thor Halfwit, I mean Skip Sullivan, I am Cookie Boy.

    Full Retard, that's you.
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  51. @DESERT FOX
    Your sarcasm defines you.

    Why, thank you. But, ‘taint sarcasm; it’s cynicism.

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  52. Fixed says:

    Fixed it.

    Bye.

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  53. Art says:

    Discussing Ukrainian politics without mentioning Victoria Nuland, Jews, and Israel is an intellectual crime.

    US Staged a Coup in Ukraine — Brief History and Facts

    If you can detach yourself from the official narrative and be neutral for a few minutes, you’ll find this article interesting.

    So what happened in late 2013 and early 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine? There was the Euromaidan “revolution” and the Ukrainian President fled the country, right? Not so simple. There is geopolitics and a history of 70 years of meddling in Ukraine by the US.

    First, objectively speaking, it’s curious that a US Senator (John McCain) and the US Assistant Secretary of State (Victoria Nuland) repeatedly attended political protests in another country. Oh, Nuland is also the wife of a prominent warmongering Neocon, Robert Kagan.

    More:

    https://medium.com/@gmochannel/us-staged-a-coup-in-ukraine-brief-history-and-facts-898c6d0007d6

    Think Peace — Do No Harm — Art

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    Have to agree with you here. Also, we need to remember Nuland’s phrase “F… the EU”. That’s exactly what the US did: the sanctions hit the EU at least as hard as Russia. Two birds with one stone, so to speak.
    , @renfro
    Art

    see my post 56 for more on McCain and Ukraine
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  54. @Art
    Discussing Ukrainian politics without mentioning Victoria Nuland, Jews, and Israel is an intellectual crime.

    US Staged a Coup in Ukraine — Brief History and Facts

    If you can detach yourself from the official narrative and be neutral for a few minutes, you’ll find this article interesting.

    So what happened in late 2013 and early 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine? There was the Euromaidan “revolution” and the Ukrainian President fled the country, right? Not so simple. There is geopolitics and a history of 70 years of meddling in Ukraine by the US.

    First, objectively speaking, it’s curious that a US Senator (John McCain) and the US Assistant Secretary of State (Victoria Nuland) repeatedly attended political protests in another country. Oh, Nuland is also the wife of a prominent warmongering Neocon, Robert Kagan.

    More:

    https://medium.com/@gmochannel/us-staged-a-coup-in-ukraine-brief-history-and-facts-898c6d0007d6
     
    Think Peace --- Do No Harm --- Art

    Have to agree with you here. Also, we need to remember Nuland’s phrase “F… the EU”. That’s exactly what the US did: the sanctions hit the EU at least as hard as Russia. Two birds with one stone, so to speak.

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  55. Miro23 says:

    Donald Trump’s biggest success, thus far into his Presidency, has been his sale of $400 billion (originally $350 billion) of U.S.-made weapons to the Saudi Arabian Government, which is owned by its royal family, after whom that nation is named. This sale alone is big enough to be called Trump’s “jobs plan” for Americans. It is also the biggest weapons-sale in all of history. It’s 400 billion dollars, not 400 million dollars; it is gigantic, and, by far, unprecedented in world-history.

    $ 400 Billion of weapons sent to Saudi Arabia are no doubt meant to be used. Combine this with the rumors of the transfer of Israeli nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia, and it looks like Saudi Arabia are being set up to do the Israeli/Neo-con dirty work with regard to Iran.

    But don’t underestimate the ability of Saudi Arabia to miss an easy shot, even with US and Israeli coaching.

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  56. renfro says:

    the American public provides the bulk of the real funding

    That is true…except it should say Americans provide ALL the funding.

    Re:

    Buried deep in National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA

    Buried deep in the text of the mammoth National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a gargantuan money dump into the Israeli defense industry, with $705 million specifically earmarked for “US-Israel missile defense cooperation.” .

    Alongside funding for Israel, the NDAA budgeted unprecedented funding for supposedly defensive weapons for the Ukrainian military, which has been locked in a destabilizing conflict with Russian-backed separatists since a U.S.-backed coup toppled its democratically elected government in 2014..

    The $500 million earmarked for Ukrainian military will also cover the treatment of its soldiers in American hospitals, including “transportation, lodging, meals, and other appropriate non-medical support in connection with such treatment.”

    If the $500 million reserved for Ukraine’s military were restored to the budget, it would cover almost all of the cuts Trump has proposed to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, which conducts critical research on heart and lung disease

    *The Ukraine budget was driven by Kurt Volker at the State Dept who is also currently listed as the executive director of the John McCain Institute for International Affairs.. The McCain Institute is funded by a collection of oligarchs, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the BGR group, whose designated lobbyist, Ed Rogers, is a lobbyist for Raytheon, an arms contractor that is certain to reap a massive windfall profit from the NDAA.

    *Oh yea….also a 1 billon dollar increase to Israel stock piled Us weapons

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  57. renfro says:
    @Art
    Discussing Ukrainian politics without mentioning Victoria Nuland, Jews, and Israel is an intellectual crime.

    US Staged a Coup in Ukraine — Brief History and Facts

    If you can detach yourself from the official narrative and be neutral for a few minutes, you’ll find this article interesting.

    So what happened in late 2013 and early 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine? There was the Euromaidan “revolution” and the Ukrainian President fled the country, right? Not so simple. There is geopolitics and a history of 70 years of meddling in Ukraine by the US.

    First, objectively speaking, it’s curious that a US Senator (John McCain) and the US Assistant Secretary of State (Victoria Nuland) repeatedly attended political protests in another country. Oh, Nuland is also the wife of a prominent warmongering Neocon, Robert Kagan.

    More:

    https://medium.com/@gmochannel/us-staged-a-coup-in-ukraine-brief-history-and-facts-898c6d0007d6
     
    Think Peace --- Do No Harm --- Art

    Art

    see my post 56 for more on McCain and Ukraine

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  58. Wally says:

    Zuesse said:
    “Donald Trump’s biggest success, thus far into his Presidency, has been his sale of $400 billion (originally $350 billion) of U.S.-made weapons to the Saudi Arabian Government, which is owned by its royal family, after whom that nation is named. ”

    Well at least SA pays for theirs, that parasitical “shitty little country” Israel get free everything. *

    Of course Zuesse ignores this:
    Trump’s 60-point accomplishment list : https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/media-blackout-trumps-60-point-accomplishment-list-of-american-greatness
    and
    Giving Trump’s accomplishments their due : https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/6/giving-trumps-accomplishments-their-due/

    * The True Cost of Parasite Israel
    Forced US taxpayers money to Israel goes far beyond the official numbers.
    : http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-true-cost-of-israel/

    Fighting Israel’s Wars
    How the United States military has become Zionized
    : http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/fighting-israels-wars/

    Pandering to Israel Has Got to Stop
    Pledges of loyalty to Israel are un-American
    : http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/pandering-to-israel-has-got-to-stop/#comments

    America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars: http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/americas-jews-are-driving-americas-wars/#comment-2012898

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    Great post. Thank you Wally and keep up the truth telling.
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  59. renfro says:
    @jilles dykstra
    What the USA would have done had it not had jews is anybody's guess.
    The Monroe Declaration, as a USA correspondent wrote me, still taught in 'glowing terms', is of 1820 or so, in Europe is was seen as colonialism.
    Some Euopean countries considered waging war.
    Manifest Destiny came around 1840.
    What seems sure to me that jews had little or nothing to do with both.

    The Civil War had little to do with slavery, secession was seen by Washington as Brexit now by Brussels.
    At the time war was by shooting, war now is by economic measures.

    The first USA imperial war was the Spanish war, also there I do not know of any jewish influence.

    But this was different in WWI, Morgenthau financed the campaign of Wilson.
    The USA never was neutral in WWI, the British, at the time illegal, blockade of Germany by GB was tolerated.
    Morgenthau hated Germany, his parents had left the country because of antisemitism.
    His 1918 book, anti German propaganda, inventing the German guilt for WWI, inventing the Armenian genocide.
    Henry Ford, because of Baruch's control of USA industrial production for war, called him 'the economic dictator of the USA'.
    Baruch's father or grandfather also left Germany, because of militarism, around 1870, read: he did not want to fight for the country in which he lived.
    So my conclusion, USA imperialism is not of jewish origin, but was strenghtened by jews.
    It is weard that Zuese does not know these facts, or ignores them.

    Am reading a book about jews in Visigothic Spain and Gaul, they indeed were persecuted, anything was done to convert them to catholicism.
    If one can blame jews in Visigothic Spain around 690 for a plot of letting Muslim warriors in, difficult to judge.
    In 711 it succeeded.

    Yet, jewish behaviour there then reminds me of jews in tsarist Russia, where no attempt was made to convert them, and where, as Baruch's ancestor, jews also dodged military service.

    Henry Morgenthau, 'Ambassador Morgenthau's Story', New York, 1918
    Heath W. Lowry, 'The story behind Ambassador Morgenthau's Story', Istanbul 1990
    Alexander Solschenizyn, ´Die russisch- jüdische Geschichte 1795- 1916, >> Zweihundert Jahre zusammen <<´, Moskau 2001, München 2002
    Solomons Katz, 'The Jews in the Visigothic and Frankish Kingdoms of Spain and Gaul', Cambridge 1937

    So my conclusion, USA imperialism is not of jewish origin, but was strenghtened by jews.

    Maybe not entirely but the Jewish Fifth Column has been the main driving force behind it since the 60′s.
    The leaders Jews and their ZOA orgs call for bigger and bigger military budgets, as they say US military must be the worlds supreme military in order to protect Israel…..they are well aware that no other country would provide the aid or military protection to Israel.

    https://www.newsweek.com/how-long-could-israel-survive-without-america-636298

    How Long Could Israel Survive Without America?

    by Charles Freilich is a former Israeli deputy national security advisor, and a senior fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center.

    The true impact (cutting aid) would be on Israel’s defence budget. In recent years, US aid has constituted approximately 20 percent of Israel’s total defence budget (which includes pensions, and care and compensation for wounded veterans and widows), or 40 percent of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) budget and almost the entire procurement budget.

    Termination would thus have a devastating impact on Israel’s defence posture, unless a major reordering of national priorities took place, with profound economic and societal ramifications

    Perhaps it could survive. There is no doubt, however, that this would be, at a bare minimum, an infinitely tougher existence, far less secure and much poorer – an existence no one in Israel, including the right, wishes to return to. In realistic political terms, it would be almost impossible

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    Oh dear, poor old Israel. Please give generously so it won't have to behave like a normal country.
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  60. prusmc says: • Website
    @Dagon Shield
    Alright then! The world is controlled by the rich people (nothing new there) and one set (American) wants to piss on the other set (all other aristocrats but Russians in particular). And corrupt Arab leaders of the Arabian peninsula are batshit crazy and killing their own and at the same time advancing Israel's cause. 400 billion would provide a lot of blood money jobs to dumbed down and probably, amoral Yankees. But who is getting the 20% plus profits on those immoral deals? Please identify, the individuals and families that benefit from the foreign policy shenanigans. Are they Jews or Gentiles? If both, who are they? Those tidbits would be much more fascinating than dull recitation of the obvious!

    This makes a lot of sense. Why are so many writers in love with denouncing shadowy special interest and big money war mongers but never provide names and other specific information? Plus if it is known: what are the ten counties in US receiving the benefit of this Saudi weapons bonanza? How many went for Trump in 2016 and how many will support PDJT candidates in the 2018 congressional sweepstakes? If Trump is trying to buy voter commitment, it may be that he is getting very little return on investment.

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    We oughtn't lose sight of the forest for the trees... to merely get jobs, albeit well paid, we maybe doing harm to ourselves by the policy of arming the Salafist Saudis. Since, late 1800s, Christianity isn't a threat, Jews might be aggressive in their dealings with the Palestinians for the sake of expansion, Buddhist or Hindus aren't gonna go jihadi on others but that still leaves the Muslims and the House of Saud... why aid and abet in one's own destruction? Maybe, I'm not thinking right!
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  61. @Knock It Off With the Cookies

    But creationists and adepts of any other system of baseless beliefs, including various religions, communism, Nazism, etc., should be also allowed to air their arguments, however ridiculous they are.
     
    Oh, now, now. My inclusion of creationism was tongue-in-cheek. Creationist arguments are some of the more hilarious postings we get to see 'round hyar'. I don't recall if El Dasein authored any of those, but creative writing is but one outlet, I suppose. I, for one, never will figure out how "joyful spirituality" amounts to logical, factually-supported argument, but hey, maybe it's just me.


    BTW, this is no longer "Skip". If Unz can't knock it the hell off with the cookies, I'm not going to play here any more. Tears shed? None.

    Hey look, it’s manochurch, I mean Dillon Sweeney, I mean Thor Halfwit, I mean Skip Sullivan, I am Cookie Boy.

    Full Retard, that’s you.

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    Hey Mikey,

    No problemo, mas macho. You're like one of those "differently-abled" kids in an inner-city "magnet" school. Metal halo, speech impediment, and the single crutch.
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  62. @Wally
    Try actually reading my initial post, if you can read at all.
    I was commenting on federal prisoners, not state.

    You have not /cannot point out any lying in may posts.
    But that doesn't keep your little brain from desperately projecting.

    But hey, illiterate low IQ bricks like yourself have never let facts influence them.

    "Ignore-listed"?
    Is that why you did NOT ignore? LOL

    Massive numbers of Zuesse's bullshit 'its people' canard are in fact illegal aliens.

    I nailed you and now you desperately try to spin it.
    Hurts don't it?
    You lose, Skippy.

    Don’t argue with the troll of many faces.

    Anyway, it’s not even as complicated as all that. Almost 40% of federal prison inmates are black and another 30% are Hispanic. If blacks suddenly found themselves back in Africa, and Hispanics back in Central/South America, US prison population (along with all the crime they commit) plummets exponentially.

    https://www.bop.gov/about/statistics/statistics_inmate_race.jsp

    https://www.bop.gov/about/statistics/statistics_inmate_ethnicity.jsp

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    said:
    "Don’t argue with the troll of many faces."

    Hi Mike & thanks for your post.

    It wasn't much of an argument though. My neo-Marxist detractors stepped on landmine after landmine.

    32% of Federal Inmates Are Aliens
    https://cis.org/Huennekens/32-Federal-Inmates-Are-Aliens

    “there are about 297,000 criminal aliens incarcerated in state and local prisons. That number represents about 16.4 percent of the state and local prison population …"
    https://www.fairus.org/issue/societal-impact/criminal-aliens

    https://www.thegwpf.com/content/uploads/2018/08/communism.png
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  63. @MikeatMikedotMike
    Hey look, it's manochurch, I mean Dillon Sweeney, I mean Thor Halfwit, I mean Skip Sullivan, I am Cookie Boy.

    Full Retard, that's you.

    Hey Mikey,

    No problemo, mas macho. You’re like one of those “differently-abled” kids in an inner-city “magnet” school. Metal halo, speech impediment, and the single crutch.

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  64. FLgeezer says:
    @Wally
    Zuesse said:
    "Donald Trump’s biggest success, thus far into his Presidency, has been his sale of $400 billion (originally $350 billion) of U.S.-made weapons to the Saudi Arabian Government, which is owned by its royal family, after whom that nation is named. "

    Well at least SA pays for theirs, that parasitical "shitty little country" Israel get free everything. *

    Of course Zuesse ignores this:
    Trump’s 60-point accomplishment list : https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/media-blackout-trumps-60-point-accomplishment-list-of-american-greatness
    and
    Giving Trump's accomplishments their due : https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/6/giving-trumps-accomplishments-their-due/

    * The True Cost of Parasite Israel
    Forced US taxpayers money to Israel goes far beyond the official numbers.
    : http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-true-cost-of-israel/

    Fighting Israel's Wars
    How the United States military has become Zionized
    : http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/fighting-israels-wars/

    Pandering to Israel Has Got to Stop
    Pledges of loyalty to Israel are un-American
    : http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/pandering-to-israel-has-got-to-stop/#comments

    America's Jews Are Driving America's Wars: http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/americas-jews-are-driving-americas-wars/#comment-2012898

    Great post. Thank you Wally and keep up the truth telling.

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  65. Herald says:
    @renfro

    So my conclusion, USA imperialism is not of jewish origin, but was strenghtened by jews.
     
    Maybe not entirely but the Jewish Fifth Column has been the main driving force behind it since the 60's.
    The leaders Jews and their ZOA orgs call for bigger and bigger military budgets, as they say US military must be the worlds supreme military in order to protect Israel.....they are well aware that no other country would provide the aid or military protection to Israel.

    https://www.newsweek.com/how-long-could-israel-survive-without-america-636298

    How Long Could Israel Survive Without America?

    by Charles Freilich is a former Israeli deputy national security advisor, and a senior fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center.

    The true impact (cutting aid) would be on Israel’s defence budget. In recent years, US aid has constituted approximately 20 percent of Israel’s total defence budget (which includes pensions, and care and compensation for wounded veterans and widows), or 40 percent of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) budget and almost the entire procurement budget.

    Termination would thus have a devastating impact on Israel’s defence posture, unless a major reordering of national priorities took place, with profound economic and societal ramifications

    Perhaps it could survive. There is no doubt, however, that this would be, at a bare minimum, an infinitely tougher existence, far less secure and much poorer – an existence no one in Israel, including the right, wishes to return to. In realistic political terms, it would be almost impossible

    Oh dear, poor old Israel. Please give generously so it won’t have to behave like a normal country.

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  66. To all those who responded to my first comment, and to those who responded to those responses:

    I am not a supporter of Zionism or the State of Israel, nor am I a “Young Earth Creationist.” I’ve been very clear about all of this in numerous past comments, but it seems certain people can’t help but endlessly repeat the same stupid canards every time I say something mildly contradictory to their ideological hobbyhorses. If you are not familiar with my views as a regular commenter here, or if it is too much effort for you to actually read or think about what I’ve wrote in the past, then you are the one with the problem.

    As for the charge that I’ve written an unargued, unsubstantiated criticism, what do you expect when I only have a few minutes to write something as I’m flying out the door in the morning? Maybe you have all day to read, research, and compose your comments; I don’t. However, I never write from an uniformed position. Even if I say something that sounds rash, I have legitimate and defensible reasons for saying it. I will provide those reasons when I am able, but frankly it is not always worth the time or the effort. The very fact that I am continuously accused of holding positions that I have flatly denied on any number of occasions does not exactly incentivize the thankless task of typing out long and patient explanations. Cast not thy pearls before swine.

    My thanks to those who took the trouble to defend my posting privileges, even while disavowing any confidence in my intelligence.

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    Good post.

    An advice if I may: You don't need to explain yourself to anyone here.

    I guess it helps if you approach this as an "online pub". Plenty of "types" there. All sorts. Anyone can "say" anything.
    You just filter what you want to hear and who you want to speak with.
    A.....pub.

    Anyway.

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  67. Wally says:
    @MikeatMikedotMike
    Don't argue with the troll of many faces.

    Anyway, it's not even as complicated as all that. Almost 40% of federal prison inmates are black and another 30% are Hispanic. If blacks suddenly found themselves back in Africa, and Hispanics back in Central/South America, US prison population (along with all the crime they commit) plummets exponentially.

    https://www.bop.gov/about/statistics/statistics_inmate_race.jsp

    https://www.bop.gov/about/statistics/statistics_inmate_ethnicity.jsp

    said:
    “Don’t argue with the troll of many faces.”

    Hi Mike & thanks for your post.

    It wasn’t much of an argument though. My neo-Marxist detractors stepped on landmine after landmine.

    32% of Federal Inmates Are Aliens

    https://cis.org/Huennekens/32-Federal-Inmates-Are-Aliens

    “there are about 297,000 criminal aliens incarcerated in state and local prisons. That number represents about 16.4 percent of the state and local prison population …”

    https://www.fairus.org/issue/societal-impact/criminal-aliens

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  68. peterAUS says:
    @Intelligent Dasein
    To all those who responded to my first comment, and to those who responded to those responses:

    I am not a supporter of Zionism or the State of Israel, nor am I a "Young Earth Creationist." I've been very clear about all of this in numerous past comments, but it seems certain people can't help but endlessly repeat the same stupid canards every time I say something mildly contradictory to their ideological hobbyhorses. If you are not familiar with my views as a regular commenter here, or if it is too much effort for you to actually read or think about what I've wrote in the past, then you are the one with the problem.

    As for the charge that I've written an unargued, unsubstantiated criticism, what do you expect when I only have a few minutes to write something as I'm flying out the door in the morning? Maybe you have all day to read, research, and compose your comments; I don't. However, I never write from an uniformed position. Even if I say something that sounds rash, I have legitimate and defensible reasons for saying it. I will provide those reasons when I am able, but frankly it is not always worth the time or the effort. The very fact that I am continuously accused of holding positions that I have flatly denied on any number of occasions does not exactly incentivize the thankless task of typing out long and patient explanations. Cast not thy pearls before swine.

    My thanks to those who took the trouble to defend my posting privileges, even while disavowing any confidence in my intelligence.

    Good post.

    An advice if I may: You don’t need to explain yourself to anyone here.

    I guess it helps if you approach this as an “online pub”. Plenty of “types” there. All sorts. Anyone can “say” anything.
    You just filter what you want to hear and who you want to speak with.
    A…..pub.

    Anyway.

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  69. ohmy says:

    This country is almost ready for the scrap heap. Prisons are so populous for no other reason than they are big business. The MIC is so fat with greed the manufacturers involved look the other way as they knowingly turn out billion dollar systems that can’t hit the broadside of a barn, while the tax payer’s fund the cost overruns, and warranty work. Just the other day in Britain, it was disclosed that the welds in the USA built missile tubes, meant for their new Trident submarines are defective junk. Not to worry the UK tax payer will pay for the replacements.
    South of our border Mexico reports 33,000 homicides for 2017. I predict within less than 5 years it will come out the our CIA is responsible for it all. We are the electric eel of the planet. Shake hands with us and you’re fucked.

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    I predict within less than 5 years it will come out the our CIA is responsible for it all
     
    er....o.k.....so what does the CIA (by itself) gain from destroying the US ? Are you saying that the CIA is what is called the deep state and that everyone in the CIA has agreed to ruin the US so the CIA can take over the country?
    Consider that the CIA, since 2005, reports to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) created after 911 to oversee the CIA....all of who report to the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs who is now neocon John Bolton.


    Then within the CIA you have The Directorate of Operations (DO), less formally called the Clandestine Service Deputy Director for Operations' for clandestine services identity is not officially disclosed, although the press says it is Greg Vogle.

    Then you have the Department of Defense Intelligence in which the Director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency is appointed by the President and also answers to the Director of National Intelligence .....as mentioned is now John Bolton.

    Then within the Department of Defense Intelligence you have a half dozen sub groups tasked with using some military specialty groups to aid or carry out missions proscribed by any of the other intelligence agencies ----but everything approved in the intelligent world goes back thru all these agencies to the Director of National Intelligence in the presidents office.

    So just saying its the CIA is extremely, extremely, extremely simple minded. Although there have been rouge agents who undertook off the books operations of their own , what the CIA carries out aside from gathering foreign intel , is dictated by the CIA Director who reports to the DNI.
    Current director of the CIA is Mike Pompeo, a nut case Evangelical, a Israel lover who believes in the Rapture and millionaire former defense contractor.

    You are definitely fucked if you don't figure out who is calling the shots.

    , @Wally
    said:
    "Prisons are so populous for no other reason than they are big business."

    Specifically, who did not commit the crimes they were sentenced for?
    Tell us, we're curious.

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  70. @Herald
    So you are saying most Russian speaking Ukrainians are happy to be governed by a bunch of pro- US/Israel neo-nazi thugs. Sorry can't buy that one.

    That is nothing like what I said or inferrable from what I said. But my only trustworthy source of information on Ukraine gives me some reason to believe that most people living in Ukraine would put up with Ukrainian chaotic corruption for quite a while rather than fall into the Russian embrace.

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  71. Anonymous[421] • Disclaimer says:
    @annamaria
    "Why didn’t Putin simply restore Yanukovych to power and leave it at that?"
    --- Michael Kenny, why have not you asked Brennan, the former CIA director who traveled "secretly" to Kiev to "organize" the ongoing civil war in Ukraine?
    How old are you to ask such a naive question, 7 or 97?
    Do you understand how much $5 billion is? -- This is how much the zionized US government had invested in regime change in Ukraine.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-14/white-house-admits-cia-director-brennan-was-secretly-kiev

    What do you think a non Ukrainian speaking non Russian speaking American was doing in Ukraine to “organise” a civil war there? Why do total outsiders like you and me infer any more than that he was trying to get a personal sense of who could be trusted and to see if anything he saw or heard cast doubt on the reporting he had been relying on?

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    Do you mean to say that then CIA chief Brennan, or then deputy SecState Nuland, or McCain in 2013-2014 in Kiev were “trying to get a personal sense of who could be trusted and to see if anything he saw or heard cast doubt on the reporting he had been relying on”? If you sincerely do, I have a mountain to sell you. Will throw in the Moon as a bonus.
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  72. Anonymous[421] • Disclaimer says:
    @annamaria
    "Why didn’t Putin simply restore Yanukovych to power and leave it at that?"
    --- Michael Kenny, why have not you asked Brennan, the former CIA director who traveled "secretly" to Kiev to "organize" the ongoing civil war in Ukraine?
    How old are you to ask such a naive question, 7 or 97?
    Do you understand how much $5 billion is? -- This is how much the zionized US government had invested in regime change in Ukraine.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-14/white-house-admits-cia-director-brennan-was-secretly-kiev

    What do you think a non Ukrainian speaking non Russian speaking American was doing in Ukraine to “organise” a civil war there? Why do total outsiders like you and me infer any more than that he was trying to get a personal sense of who could be trusted and to see if anything he saw or heard cast doubt on the reporting he had been relying on?

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  73. @Anonymous
    What do you think a non Ukrainian speaking non Russian speaking American was doing in Ukraine to "organise" a civil war there? Why do total outsiders like you and me infer any more than that he was trying to get a personal sense of who could be trusted and to see if anything he saw or heard cast doubt on the reporting he had been relying on?

    Do you mean to say that then CIA chief Brennan, or then deputy SecState Nuland, or McCain in 2013-2014 in Kiev were “trying to get a personal sense of who could be trusted and to see if anything he saw or heard cast doubt on the reporting he had been relying on”? If you sincerely do, I have a mountain to sell you. Will throw in the Moon as a bonus.

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    And with all your experience of the great world what "organising" - or whatever else - do you think each of them was doing on their days in Kyiv? As you choose to mention him what do you think that great linguist John McCain in particular was contributing there to the organisation of a coup?
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  74. Deschutes says:
    @Wally
    Zuesse said:
    The US "currently has the very highest percentage of its people in prison out of all of the world’s 222 countries ..."

    Zuesse lies when he says its people.

    Not mentioned by Zuesse:
    32% of Federal Inmates Are Aliens
    https://cis.org/Huennekens/32-Federal-Inmates-Are-Aliens

    Heretofore I have seen no reason why the lions share of them should not be in prison, regardless of who they are.

    The EU's failure to imprison ignorant Muslim rapists and violent low IQ anti Euro-white Africans are certainly factors in this misleading ranking.

    Not to mention the EU's embrace of pedophila:
    France Passes Law Saying Children Can Consent To Sex With Adults
    https://yournewswire.com/french-law-children-consent-sex/
    "President Macron’s government has voted against having an age of consent in France, becoming the latest nation to give in to pressure from an international network of liberal activists determined to normalize pedophilia and decriminalize sex with children across the world."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_incarceration_rate

    No. You are quite incorrect. A quick google search reveals that the USA by far and away has the world’s largest prison population as shown above.

    BBC News-

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/uk/06/prisons/html/nn2page1.stm

    By any common measure and in every category USA world’s biggest jailer. Epic fail dude, you convince nobody.

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    said:
    "No. You are quite incorrect. A quick google search reveals that the USA by far and away has the world’s largest prison population as shown above. "

    Hey little liar, I never said that the US did not have world’s largest prison population.

    Now insert other foot, dumsky. Your lies convince no one. LOL

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  75. Anonymous[339] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnonFromTN
    Do you mean to say that then CIA chief Brennan, or then deputy SecState Nuland, or McCain in 2013-2014 in Kiev were “trying to get a personal sense of who could be trusted and to see if anything he saw or heard cast doubt on the reporting he had been relying on”? If you sincerely do, I have a mountain to sell you. Will throw in the Moon as a bonus.

    And with all your experience of the great world what “organising” – or whatever else – do you think each of them was doing on their days in Kyiv? As you choose to mention him what do you think that great linguist John McCain in particular was contributing there to the organisation of a coup?

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    They didn’t do actual organizing, just issued orders to the organizers, who were already bought and paid for. McCain was cheering the Nazi storm troopers on Maidan before the coup. Nuland was making sure that for the $5 billion of American money the people she chose become “leaders” (hence here famous “F… the EU” phrase). Brennan spent a few days at the headquarters of Ukrainian version of Gestapo (СБУ in Ukrainian, stands for Security Service of Ukraine) after the coup, when CIA asset Nalivaichenko was made the head of СБУ by the coup leaders. After Brennan’s visit Ukraine started shooting war in Donbass and СБУ started widespread use of torture in secret prisons (where international observers were not allowed), following CIA example. That was just a coincidence, wouldn’t you say?

    To give you an idea what it means, just imagine the pigs’ squeals of American MSM if they saw Russian senator, Lavrov’s deputy, and the head of the FSB in Ferguson or Baltimore during the riots. Or if Russia invested $5 billion into US thugs bent on overthrowing the government.

    Anyway, you did not make a bid for that mountain. I am waiting.
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  76. renfro says:
    @ohmy
    This country is almost ready for the scrap heap. Prisons are so populous for no other reason than they are big business. The MIC is so fat with greed the manufacturers involved look the other way as they knowingly turn out billion dollar systems that can't hit the broadside of a barn, while the tax payer's fund the cost overruns, and warranty work. Just the other day in Britain, it was disclosed that the welds in the USA built missile tubes, meant for their new Trident submarines are defective junk. Not to worry the UK tax payer will pay for the replacements.
    South of our border Mexico reports 33,000 homicides for 2017. I predict within less than 5 years it will come out the our CIA is responsible for it all. We are the electric eel of the planet. Shake hands with us and you're fucked.

    I predict within less than 5 years it will come out the our CIA is responsible for it all

    er….o.k…..so what does the CIA (by itself) gain from destroying the US ? Are you saying that the CIA is what is called the deep state and that everyone in the CIA has agreed to ruin the US so the CIA can take over the country?
    Consider that the CIA, since 2005, reports to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) created after 911 to oversee the CIA….all of who report to the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs who is now neocon John Bolton.

    Then within the CIA you have The Directorate of Operations (DO), less formally called the Clandestine Service Deputy Director for Operations’ for clandestine services identity is not officially disclosed, although the press says it is Greg Vogle.

    Then you have the Department of Defense Intelligence in which the Director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency is appointed by the President and also answers to the Director of National Intelligence …..as mentioned is now John Bolton.

    Then within the Department of Defense Intelligence you have a half dozen sub groups tasked with using some military specialty groups to aid or carry out missions proscribed by any of the other intelligence agencies —-but everything approved in the intelligent world goes back thru all these agencies to the Director of National Intelligence in the presidents office.

    So just saying its the CIA is extremely, extremely, extremely simple minded. Although there have been rouge agents who undertook off the books operations of their own , what the CIA carries out aside from gathering foreign intel , is dictated by the CIA Director who reports to the DNI.
    Current director of the CIA is Mike Pompeo, a nut case Evangelical, a Israel lover who believes in the Rapture and millionaire former defense contractor.

    You are definitely fucked if you don’t figure out who is calling the shots.

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  77. Wally says:
    @Deschutes
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_incarceration_rate

    No. You are quite incorrect. A quick google search reveals that the USA by far and away has the world's largest prison population as shown above.

    BBC News-
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/uk/06/prisons/html/nn2page1.stm

    By any common measure and in every category USA world's biggest jailer. Epic fail dude, you convince nobody.

    said:
    “No. You are quite incorrect. A quick google search reveals that the USA by far and away has the world’s largest prison population as shown above. ”

    Hey little liar, I never said that the US did not have world’s largest prison population.

    Now insert other foot, dumsky. Your lies convince no one. LOL

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  78. Wally says:
    @ohmy
    This country is almost ready for the scrap heap. Prisons are so populous for no other reason than they are big business. The MIC is so fat with greed the manufacturers involved look the other way as they knowingly turn out billion dollar systems that can't hit the broadside of a barn, while the tax payer's fund the cost overruns, and warranty work. Just the other day in Britain, it was disclosed that the welds in the USA built missile tubes, meant for their new Trident submarines are defective junk. Not to worry the UK tax payer will pay for the replacements.
    South of our border Mexico reports 33,000 homicides for 2017. I predict within less than 5 years it will come out the our CIA is responsible for it all. We are the electric eel of the planet. Shake hands with us and you're fucked.

    said:
    “Prisons are so populous for no other reason than they are big business.”

    Specifically, who did not commit the crimes they were sentenced for?
    Tell us, we’re curious.

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    Many are innocent, a certain percentage. But not only that, there are many in prison for things that should not be crimes or that should be punished by fines, community service, etc. not jail time
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  79. @prusmc
    This makes a lot of sense. Why are so many writers in love with denouncing shadowy special interest and big money war mongers but never provide names and other specific information? Plus if it is known: what are the ten counties in US receiving the benefit of this Saudi weapons bonanza? How many went for Trump in 2016 and how many will support PDJT candidates in the 2018 congressional sweepstakes? If Trump is trying to buy voter commitment, it may be that he is getting very little return on investment.

    We oughtn’t lose sight of the forest for the trees… to merely get jobs, albeit well paid, we maybe doing harm to ourselves by the policy of arming the Salafist Saudis. Since, late 1800s, Christianity isn’t a threat, Jews might be aggressive in their dealings with the Palestinians for the sake of expansion, Buddhist or Hindus aren’t gonna go jihadi on others but that still leaves the Muslims and the House of Saud… why aid and abet in one’s own destruction? Maybe, I’m not thinking right!

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  80. @Anonymous
    And with all your experience of the great world what "organising" - or whatever else - do you think each of them was doing on their days in Kyiv? As you choose to mention him what do you think that great linguist John McCain in particular was contributing there to the organisation of a coup?

    They didn’t do actual organizing, just issued orders to the organizers, who were already bought and paid for. McCain was cheering the Nazi storm troopers on Maidan before the coup. Nuland was making sure that for the $5 billion of American money the people she chose become “leaders” (hence here famous “F… the EU” phrase). Brennan spent a few days at the headquarters of Ukrainian version of Gestapo (СБУ in Ukrainian, stands for Security Service of Ukraine) after the coup, when CIA asset Nalivaichenko was made the head of СБУ by the coup leaders. After Brennan’s visit Ukraine started shooting war in Donbass and СБУ started widespread use of torture in secret prisons (where international observers were not allowed), following CIA example. That was just a coincidence, wouldn’t you say?

    To give you an idea what it means, just imagine the pigs’ squeals of American MSM if they saw Russian senator, Lavrov’s deputy, and the head of the FSB in Ferguson or Baltimore during the riots. Or if Russia invested $5 billion into US thugs bent on overthrowing the government.

    Anyway, you did not make a bid for that mountain. I am waiting.

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    Well that's certainly providing some substantial falsifiable assertions though without any reasons to believe you are much more reliable than annamaria in choosing odd sources of hearsay and hearsay on hearsay evidence. I may see what known honest sources have to say. I suspect that you greatly overestimate the importance of the US contribution to getting rid of the crooked Yanukovych as compared to the anti Russian Ukrainian nationalists efforts. The idea of McCain giving orders there is so bizarre that it is not good for your credibility.
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  81. Anonymous[329] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnonFromTN
    They didn’t do actual organizing, just issued orders to the organizers, who were already bought and paid for. McCain was cheering the Nazi storm troopers on Maidan before the coup. Nuland was making sure that for the $5 billion of American money the people she chose become “leaders” (hence here famous “F… the EU” phrase). Brennan spent a few days at the headquarters of Ukrainian version of Gestapo (СБУ in Ukrainian, stands for Security Service of Ukraine) after the coup, when CIA asset Nalivaichenko was made the head of СБУ by the coup leaders. After Brennan’s visit Ukraine started shooting war in Donbass and СБУ started widespread use of torture in secret prisons (where international observers were not allowed), following CIA example. That was just a coincidence, wouldn’t you say?

    To give you an idea what it means, just imagine the pigs’ squeals of American MSM if they saw Russian senator, Lavrov’s deputy, and the head of the FSB in Ferguson or Baltimore during the riots. Or if Russia invested $5 billion into US thugs bent on overthrowing the government.

    Anyway, you did not make a bid for that mountain. I am waiting.

    Well that’s certainly providing some substantial falsifiable assertions though without any reasons to believe you are much more reliable than annamaria in choosing odd sources of hearsay and hearsay on hearsay evidence. I may see what known honest sources have to say. I suspect that you greatly overestimate the importance of the US contribution to getting rid of the crooked Yanukovych as compared to the anti Russian Ukrainian nationalists efforts. The idea of McCain giving orders there is so bizarre that it is not good for your credibility.

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    Surprise, surprise: State Department trolls can’t read. Where did I say that McCain gave any orders? I said he was cheering Nazi storm troopers. A suitable cheerleader for that kind of force.

    As a person, he is the epitome of incompetence. He is a historic figure, though: so far he is the only person in history who managed to completely incapacitate an American aircraft carrier.
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  82. @AnonFromTN
    MSM are doing their job of keeping Americans in the dark about anything of consequence. The State Department just posted on its site proposed new “sanctions” on Russia that essentially amount to a declaration of war. Lunatic asylum is the most appropriate place for the whole American “leadership”, down to the last man/woman/tranny. The only thing that stands between us and WWIII, which would be a suicide of humanity, is unbelievably cool and reasonable position of Russian leadership.

    But Americans are kept in the dark entirely, distracted with BS stories. The top “news” on the CNN site: “2 police officers among 4 killed in Canada shooting; a suspect is in custody”; “Ex-Ohio state wrestler clarifies comment about congressman’s awareness of abuse”. As if any of this would matter when nuclear missiles start flying.

    The sheeple are not only lead to slaughter, they are made totally unaware of the fact. Sad.

    The main job of the mass media can be categorised under the following specific tasks and functions:

    (1) To keep the masses perpetually distracted. This is achieved by having some of the mass media specialize in mass spectacles (commercialized sports, wrestling, truck shows, and some slightly high brow stuff like history, National Geographic, Nature, etc.). Other segments of the mass media keep the public pre-occupied with sensational stories about actors, porn stars, models, fashion, crime, and other tabloid stuff. The distraction strategy takes care of 80% people 80% of times.

    (2) To keep the masses perpetually confused. Confusion is created by suppressing significant facts, reporting facts out of context, blowing up things out of proportion, partial lies, outright lies, repetitious lies, instilling sub-conscious belief by 24/7 propaganda, and by keeping the coverage confined within certain channels. As a result of this confusion sets in and truth gives way to doubt and doubt makes further room for confusion. “Well, if all the channels keep reporting that so-and-so is evil then there must be some basis for that”. The “Spread Confusion” strategy and the Perpetual Distraction Strategies reinforce each other.

    (3) To frontally attack the target enemy. The attack takes the form of non-stop attack on the total person – his very identity, his integrity, competence, honesty, sex life, finances, body language, talk, walk, smile, facial expression, voice, food habits, and anything else that can be used against that person. If the target is to be yet another Hitler-designate, all signs and stories of evil are made up out of thin air and reported as proven facts. The more bizarre the reported stories (that is, the bigger the lie) the more the public buy into the new Hitler story. American media can claim credit for successfully resurrecting Hitler several times on short notice – a notable feat indeed to be able to conjure up a new Hitler-like about once every decade, sometimes even more often. Thus Hitler-likes were conjured up in Yugoslavia (Milosovic); Iraq (Saddam); Iran (the Mullahs); Libya (Gaddafi); Cuba (Castro); Venezuela (Chavez); now Russia (Putin).

    (4) To keep the embers of war always warm and ready for full firing up at short notice. This is perhaps the easiest task to fulfill for the media given human propensity for jingoism, mania for “security”, and obsession with “national security”. In all of media history, no significant newspaper or channel has ever preached arms reduction, reconciliation, the making of reasonable concessions, diplomacy, or the like. The journalist or media person is the modern equivalent of the village witch doctor, always looking for blood-letting and noxious remedies for all human problems.

    (5) To be an enthusiastic and inspiring beater of war drums. Again, the modern journalist or the TV blabbermouth is but the modern incarnation of the African tom-tom beater. “TOM, TOM, TOM, war, war, war” is the journalists constant beat. In all of media history, there is perhaps not a single instance of any media channel or paper opposing war and calling for peace.

    (6) To serve as a secret extension of the secret spy and police agencies and to serve the inner dark power centers of wealth and power.

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    Agree. Good summary. A bit longer than I have time to write.
    , @Art
    The main job of the mass media can be categorised under the following specific tasks and functions:

    Sorry but we see no "keep Jews in power" goal. That is their job one!

    What is wrong with you? You just have to say "Jew" or you have no credibility.

    Think Peace --- Do No harm --- Art

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  83. The people who rule America are NOT aristocrats; they are Jewish Plutocrats or even Kakistocratic Kleptomaniacs.

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  84. @seeing-thru
    The main job of the mass media can be categorised under the following specific tasks and functions:

    (1) To keep the masses perpetually distracted. This is achieved by having some of the mass media specialize in mass spectacles (commercialized sports, wrestling, truck shows, and some slightly high brow stuff like history, National Geographic, Nature, etc.). Other segments of the mass media keep the public pre-occupied with sensational stories about actors, porn stars, models, fashion, crime, and other tabloid stuff. The distraction strategy takes care of 80% people 80% of times.

    (2) To keep the masses perpetually confused. Confusion is created by suppressing significant facts, reporting facts out of context, blowing up things out of proportion, partial lies, outright lies, repetitious lies, instilling sub-conscious belief by 24/7 propaganda, and by keeping the coverage confined within certain channels. As a result of this confusion sets in and truth gives way to doubt and doubt makes further room for confusion. "Well, if all the channels keep reporting that so-and-so is evil then there must be some basis for that". The "Spread Confusion" strategy and the Perpetual Distraction Strategies reinforce each other.

    (3) To frontally attack the target enemy. The attack takes the form of non-stop attack on the total person - his very identity, his integrity, competence, honesty, sex life, finances, body language, talk, walk, smile, facial expression, voice, food habits, and anything else that can be used against that person. If the target is to be yet another Hitler-designate, all signs and stories of evil are made up out of thin air and reported as proven facts. The more bizarre the reported stories (that is, the bigger the lie) the more the public buy into the new Hitler story. American media can claim credit for successfully resurrecting Hitler several times on short notice - a notable feat indeed to be able to conjure up a new Hitler-like about once every decade, sometimes even more often. Thus Hitler-likes were conjured up in Yugoslavia (Milosovic); Iraq (Saddam); Iran (the Mullahs); Libya (Gaddafi); Cuba (Castro); Venezuela (Chavez); now Russia (Putin).

    (4) To keep the embers of war always warm and ready for full firing up at short notice. This is perhaps the easiest task to fulfill for the media given human propensity for jingoism, mania for "security", and obsession with "national security". In all of media history, no significant newspaper or channel has ever preached arms reduction, reconciliation, the making of reasonable concessions, diplomacy, or the like. The journalist or media person is the modern equivalent of the village witch doctor, always looking for blood-letting and noxious remedies for all human problems.

    (5) To be an enthusiastic and inspiring beater of war drums. Again, the modern journalist or the TV blabbermouth is but the modern incarnation of the African tom-tom beater. "TOM, TOM, TOM, war, war, war" is the journalists constant beat. In all of media history, there is perhaps not a single instance of any media channel or paper opposing war and calling for peace.

    (6) To serve as a secret extension of the secret spy and police agencies and to serve the inner dark power centers of wealth and power.

    Agree. Good summary. A bit longer than I have time to write.

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  85. @Anonymous
    Well that's certainly providing some substantial falsifiable assertions though without any reasons to believe you are much more reliable than annamaria in choosing odd sources of hearsay and hearsay on hearsay evidence. I may see what known honest sources have to say. I suspect that you greatly overestimate the importance of the US contribution to getting rid of the crooked Yanukovych as compared to the anti Russian Ukrainian nationalists efforts. The idea of McCain giving orders there is so bizarre that it is not good for your credibility.

    Surprise, surprise: State Department trolls can’t read. Where did I say that McCain gave any orders? I said he was cheering Nazi storm troopers. A suitable cheerleader for that kind of force.

    As a person, he is the epitome of incompetence. He is a historic figure, though: so far he is the only person in history who managed to completely incapacitate an American aircraft carrier.

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    Just as I was about to offer you a job as probationary Third Secretary you blow it. Even our stenographers are expected to be able to detect a necessary implication. Your reply did affirm by ordinary interpretation of language that you were affirming that he gave orders. Ask a first year law student for help.
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  86. The Scalpel says: • Website
    @Wally
    said:
    "Prisons are so populous for no other reason than they are big business."

    Specifically, who did not commit the crimes they were sentenced for?
    Tell us, we're curious.

    Many are innocent, a certain percentage. But not only that, there are many in prison for things that should not be crimes or that should be punished by fines, community service, etc. not jail time

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    Please tell us specifically who is "innocent" and provide support.

    Things like probation, fines & community service are usually tried first, when they do not work the offender goes to jail, as it should be.
    Recall 'three strikes'.

    Thanks.
    , @MikeatMikedotMike
    If you study the sentencing trends of large cities with significant black populations, you will quickly realize that any % of innocent people currently imprisoned is cancelled out and then some by the large number of repeat offenders who receive suspended sentences, probation or early parole for their nth offense.

    I will also point out again - Hispanics and blacks make up SEVENTY percent of the US prison population. Link above. If blacks and mestizos were to suddenly wake up tomorrow in some other country, the US violent crime rate would fall down to somewhere rivaling Switzerland, and the prison population would recede exponentially.
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  87. anon[242] • Disclaimer says:

    still less than the numbers of Americans causing crimes all over the world and these crimes are way more serious .

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  88. Russia was supposedly the ‘aggressor’ because it allowed the residents of Crimea — which had been part of Russia until the Soviet dictator in 1954 had arbitrarily handed Crimea to Ukraine — to become Russian citizens again, Russians like 90% of them felt they still were, despite Khrushchev’s transfer of them to Ukraine in 1954.

    Russia was the aggressor, but not for the BS reason you give in this piece of manure. Russia was the aggressor because Crimea did not belong to them and they entered it with the intention of taking it from it’s rightful owners, the Crimeans themselves.

    The referendum was staged under the guns of an occupying power, after thousands were imported and allowing the occupying military to vote as well. There was nothing free, fair, or anything close to legitimate about the so called referendum.

    There was also no coup, regardless of how much you may love Putin’s lies. The uprising on the Maidan took place because Yanukovich, who has been proven to be a kleptocrat, had turned away from the rest of Europe and was going to hand the country back to Putin’s Russia. Such an act was not going to be tolerated by Ukrainians. Not after centuries of wanting to be free from the Russian yoke. The entire coup assertion is simply a lie which you have consented to propagate on your own.

    Yanukovich is now a fugitive from justice for the murders on the Maidan, as is much of the Berkut under Yanukovich. The former head of the Berkut knows what happened, and who was responsible. that’s why he ran for Russia along with his patron Yanukovich.

    If Crimeans so much wish to be part of Russia, then there should be no reason why Putin’s forces would turn the entire peninsula into a prison camp. The security apparatus is as bad as it was under the USSR. Economic activity has declined, the aquifers of the peninsula are being permanently damaged as well. Businesses have also been stolen from their rightful owners and given to the well connected.

    Gallup can’t get presidential elections in the US right. Why on earth should anyone trust them in a foreign country?

    Your article is packed with lies from start to finish.

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  89. annamaria says:
    @peterAUS

    If this article were any more poorly written, it would be banned by the FDA. The repetitious, tub-thumping tone should not be consumed while driving or operating heavy machinery.
     
    Agree.

    Promising topic, disappointing delivery.
    Just the usual, shallow, propaganda.
    Simply...a very bad article.

    “Just the usual, shallow, propaganda.”
    – PeterAUS is upset with the alleged propaganda in the article.
    You have this forum to refute the “propaganda,” but for some reason you are abstaining from that. Why? Seems that the facts presented in the article have an anti-ziocon bias for PeterAUS.
    Was it this well-documented statement that made you blue? – “Ever since at least 2011, the U.S. Government was planning to overthrow Ukraine’s democratically elected Government; and the plan started being put into action by no later than 1 March 2013 inside America’s Ukrainian Embassy.” Ukraine has suffered a ziocon-pushed regime change. Monsanto is already there: http://news.agropages.com/News/NewsDetail—22705.htm
    Here is more to spoil your day: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50017.htm
    Paul Craig Roberts: “When Mattis says that the Russian government is trying to “undercut and compromise our belief in our ideals,” he is saying that Moscow is interrupting the lies that Americans are being told by the plutocrat-owned media.”
    More on the same: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50018.htm
    “The Israeli Foreign Ministry demanded the BBC change their headline – which said Israeli air strikes “kill pregnant women and baby” – and the BBC did as they were told.”
    – Look again at the images of the butchered Yemeni kids, PeterAUS, to revive your withered moral fiber: http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/08/us-fine-tuning-of-saudi-airstrike-target-list-creates-results.html#comments

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  90. Anonymous[235] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnonFromTN
    Surprise, surprise: State Department trolls can’t read. Where did I say that McCain gave any orders? I said he was cheering Nazi storm troopers. A suitable cheerleader for that kind of force.

    As a person, he is the epitome of incompetence. He is a historic figure, though: so far he is the only person in history who managed to completely incapacitate an American aircraft carrier.

    Just as I was about to offer you a job as probationary Third Secretary you blow it. Even our stenographers are expected to be able to detect a necessary implication. Your reply did affirm by ordinary interpretation of language that you were affirming that he gave orders. Ask a first year law student for help.

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    Excuses, excuses… Poor State Department, has to hire cheap shit, wasting my tax money.
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  91. Wally says:
    @The Scalpel
    Many are innocent, a certain percentage. But not only that, there are many in prison for things that should not be crimes or that should be punished by fines, community service, etc. not jail time

    Please tell us specifically who is “innocent” and provide support.

    Things like probation, fines & community service are usually tried first, when they do not work the offender goes to jail, as it should be.
    Recall ‘three strikes’.

    Thanks.

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    "Please tell us specifically who is innocent and provide support"

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/jailed-innocent-record-number-people-exonerated-2015-n510196

    https://www.innocenceproject.org/how-many-innocent-people-are-in-prison/


    Furthermore, Wally, that is a very badly worded question. Perhaps you are a troll, I will not keep wasting my time answering such ridiculous replies. For example, if I were to ask you, who specifically is truly guilty of all those convicted and provide support, how many cases could you or would you be willing to cite? Who specifically in jail, got probation, fine, etc. first? If someone is not on your list, are they all innocent or improperly in jail?

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  92. The Scalpel says: • Website
    @Wally
    Please tell us specifically who is "innocent" and provide support.

    Things like probation, fines & community service are usually tried first, when they do not work the offender goes to jail, as it should be.
    Recall 'three strikes'.

    Thanks.

    “Please tell us specifically who is innocent and provide support”

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/jailed-innocent-record-number-people-exonerated-2015-n510196

    https://www.innocenceproject.org/how-many-innocent-people-are-in-prison/

    Furthermore, Wally, that is a very badly worded question. Perhaps you are a troll, I will not keep wasting my time answering such ridiculous replies. For example, if I were to ask you, who specifically is truly guilty of all those convicted and provide support, how many cases could you or would you be willing to cite? Who specifically in jail, got probation, fine, etc. first? If someone is not on your list, are they all innocent or improperly in jail?

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    Wow, a whole "149" over many years, that were exonerated in 2015, not 149 who were convicted in 2015 and then exonerated. That certainly won't change the world rankings. LOL

    said:

    "Furthermore, Wally, that is a very badly worded question. Perhaps you are a troll, I will not keep wasting my time answering such ridiculous replies. For example, if I were to ask you, who specifically is truly guilty of all those convicted and provide support, how many cases could you or would you be willing to cite? Who specifically in jail, got probation, fine, etc. first? If someone is not on your list, are they all innocent or improperly in jail?"

    I would refer to required and available court records for the "truly guilty". Simple stuff really.

    If they are in jail it's a pretty good indicator that they are not on probation, and / or merely fined. But as I said, court records. Simple stuff really.

    "Ridiculous" to those who have no rational answers, but you DID post answers anyway.
    Albeit, lightweight ones.

    Cheers.

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  93. Art says:
    @seeing-thru
    The main job of the mass media can be categorised under the following specific tasks and functions:

    (1) To keep the masses perpetually distracted. This is achieved by having some of the mass media specialize in mass spectacles (commercialized sports, wrestling, truck shows, and some slightly high brow stuff like history, National Geographic, Nature, etc.). Other segments of the mass media keep the public pre-occupied with sensational stories about actors, porn stars, models, fashion, crime, and other tabloid stuff. The distraction strategy takes care of 80% people 80% of times.

    (2) To keep the masses perpetually confused. Confusion is created by suppressing significant facts, reporting facts out of context, blowing up things out of proportion, partial lies, outright lies, repetitious lies, instilling sub-conscious belief by 24/7 propaganda, and by keeping the coverage confined within certain channels. As a result of this confusion sets in and truth gives way to doubt and doubt makes further room for confusion. "Well, if all the channels keep reporting that so-and-so is evil then there must be some basis for that". The "Spread Confusion" strategy and the Perpetual Distraction Strategies reinforce each other.

    (3) To frontally attack the target enemy. The attack takes the form of non-stop attack on the total person - his very identity, his integrity, competence, honesty, sex life, finances, body language, talk, walk, smile, facial expression, voice, food habits, and anything else that can be used against that person. If the target is to be yet another Hitler-designate, all signs and stories of evil are made up out of thin air and reported as proven facts. The more bizarre the reported stories (that is, the bigger the lie) the more the public buy into the new Hitler story. American media can claim credit for successfully resurrecting Hitler several times on short notice - a notable feat indeed to be able to conjure up a new Hitler-like about once every decade, sometimes even more often. Thus Hitler-likes were conjured up in Yugoslavia (Milosovic); Iraq (Saddam); Iran (the Mullahs); Libya (Gaddafi); Cuba (Castro); Venezuela (Chavez); now Russia (Putin).

    (4) To keep the embers of war always warm and ready for full firing up at short notice. This is perhaps the easiest task to fulfill for the media given human propensity for jingoism, mania for "security", and obsession with "national security". In all of media history, no significant newspaper or channel has ever preached arms reduction, reconciliation, the making of reasonable concessions, diplomacy, or the like. The journalist or media person is the modern equivalent of the village witch doctor, always looking for blood-letting and noxious remedies for all human problems.

    (5) To be an enthusiastic and inspiring beater of war drums. Again, the modern journalist or the TV blabbermouth is but the modern incarnation of the African tom-tom beater. "TOM, TOM, TOM, war, war, war" is the journalists constant beat. In all of media history, there is perhaps not a single instance of any media channel or paper opposing war and calling for peace.

    (6) To serve as a secret extension of the secret spy and police agencies and to serve the inner dark power centers of wealth and power.

    The main job of the mass media can be categorised under the following specific tasks and functions:

    Sorry but we see no “keep Jews in power” goal. That is their job one!

    What is wrong with you? You just have to say “Jew” or you have no credibility.

    Think Peace — Do No harm — Art

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  94. @Anonymous
    Just as I was about to offer you a job as probationary Third Secretary you blow it. Even our stenographers are expected to be able to detect a necessary implication. Your reply did affirm by ordinary interpretation of language that you were affirming that he gave orders. Ask a first year law student for help.

    Excuses, excuses… Poor State Department, has to hire cheap shit, wasting my tax money.

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    My brother in Treasury has expressed the hope that you have an employer to deduct and pay your taxes for you.
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  95. @The Scalpel
    Many are innocent, a certain percentage. But not only that, there are many in prison for things that should not be crimes or that should be punished by fines, community service, etc. not jail time

    If you study the sentencing trends of large cities with significant black populations, you will quickly realize that any % of innocent people currently imprisoned is cancelled out and then some by the large number of repeat offenders who receive suspended sentences, probation or early parole for their nth offense.

    I will also point out again – Hispanics and blacks make up SEVENTY percent of the US prison population. Link above. If blacks and mestizos were to suddenly wake up tomorrow in some other country, the US violent crime rate would fall down to somewhere rivaling Switzerland, and the prison population would recede exponentially.

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  96. Anonymous[396] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnonFromTN
    Excuses, excuses… Poor State Department, has to hire cheap shit, wasting my tax money.

    My brother in Treasury has expressed the hope that you have an employer to deduct and pay your taxes for you.

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  97. Wally says:
    @The Scalpel
    "Please tell us specifically who is innocent and provide support"

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/jailed-innocent-record-number-people-exonerated-2015-n510196

    https://www.innocenceproject.org/how-many-innocent-people-are-in-prison/


    Furthermore, Wally, that is a very badly worded question. Perhaps you are a troll, I will not keep wasting my time answering such ridiculous replies. For example, if I were to ask you, who specifically is truly guilty of all those convicted and provide support, how many cases could you or would you be willing to cite? Who specifically in jail, got probation, fine, etc. first? If someone is not on your list, are they all innocent or improperly in jail?

    Wow, a whole “149″ over many years, that were exonerated in 2015, not 149 who were convicted in 2015 and then exonerated. That certainly won’t change the world rankings. LOL

    said:

    “Furthermore, Wally, that is a very badly worded question. Perhaps you are a troll, I will not keep wasting my time answering such ridiculous replies. For example, if I were to ask you, who specifically is truly guilty of all those convicted and provide support, how many cases could you or would you be willing to cite? Who specifically in jail, got probation, fine, etc. first? If someone is not on your list, are they all innocent or improperly in jail?”

    I would refer to required and available court records for the “truly guilty”. Simple stuff really.

    If they are in jail it’s a pretty good indicator that they are not on probation, and / or merely fined. But as I said, court records. Simple stuff really.

    “Ridiculous” to those who have no rational answers, but you DID post answers anyway.
    Albeit, lightweight ones.

    Cheers.

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