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Anticipating an outcome of the US presidential election as a remix of the 1972 Nixon landslide, Hillary has also coined, George “Dubya” Bush-style, a remixed axis of evil: Russia, Iran and “the Assad regime”.

That’s not even counting China, which, via “aggression” in the South China Sea, will also feature as a certified foe for the Founding Mother of the pivot to Asia.

And if all that was not worrying enough, Turkey now seems on the path to join the axis. President Putin and President Erdogan met in Istanbul. Moscow positioned itself as ready to develop large-scale military-technical cooperation with Ankara. That includes, of course, the $20 billion, Rosatom-built, four-reactor Akkuyu nuclear power plant. And the drive to “speed up the work” on Turkish Stream – which will de facto strengthen even more Russia’s position in the European gas market, bypassing Ukraine for good, while sealing Ankara’s position as a key East-West energy crossroads. In addition, both Moscow and Ankara back UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura’s position that “moderate rebels” (the Beltway’s terminology) holding eastern Aleppo hostage must be eradicated.

The geopolitical game-changer is self-evident. As much as Erdogan may be a whirling political dervish, impossible to fathom and trust, while Putin is a master of the strategic long game, Moscow’s and Ankara’s interests tend to converge in the New Great Game; and that spells out closer integration in the dawn of the Eurasian Century.

Quite a cup of hemlock for Hillary Clinton, who has already equated Putin with Hitler. Regime change or hot war?

In the appalling spectacle that turned out to be round two of the interminable Trump/Clinton cage match, Donald Trump once again made a rational point – expressing his wish for a normalized working relationship with Russia. Yet that is absolute anathema for the War Party, as in the neocon/neoliberalcon nebulae in the Beltway-Wall Street axis.

The Clinton (Cash) Machine-controlled Democrats once again condemned Trump as a tool of Putin while bewildered Republicans condemned Trump because he goes against “mainstream Republican thinking”.

Here’s what Trump said; “I don’t like Assad at all, but Assad is killing ISIS. Russia is killing ISIS and Iran is killing ISIS.”

Trump’s outlook on Southwest Asia relies on only one vector; destroy ISIS/ISIL/Daesh. That’s what adviser and former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) director, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, has been infiltrating into Trump’s notoriously short attention span.

Flynn may have admitted on the record that ISIS/ISIL/Daesh’s progress was a “willful” decision taken by the Obama administration. Yet in his disjointed book Field of Fight, Flynn insists that, “the Russians haven’t been very effective at fighting jihadis on their own territory”, are “in cahoots with the Iranians”, and “the great bulk of their efforts are aimed at the opponents of the Assad regime.”

This is a neocon mantra; unsurprisingly, the co-author of Flynn’s book is neocon Michael Ledeen.

From dodgy American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) armchair “experts” to former counselors at the State Department, they all subscribe to the laughable view that the remixed axis of evil – now fully adopted by Hillary – is useless against jihadis; the good guys doing the difficult work are “the US-led coalition”. And damn those who dare criticizing the “relative moderates” backed by the CIA.

What Trump said is anathema not only for establishment Republicans who despise Obama for not fighting against the Hillary-adopted remixed axis of evil. The real mortal sin is that it “disregards” core US foreign policy bipartisan assumptions held to be as sacred as the Bible.

Thus the success of the neocon Ash Carter-led Pentagon in bombing the Kerry-Lavrov ceasefire deal which would imply coordinated airstrikes against both ISIS/ISIL/Daesh and the Front for the Conquest of Syria, formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, a.k.a. al-Qaeda in Syria.

Neocons and mainstream Republicans blame lame duck Team Obama for the “unholy reliance” on Russia and Iran, while neoliberalcons blame Russia outright. And high in the altar of righteousness, hysteria rules, with the neocon president of the NED calling for the US government to “summon the will” to pull a Putin regime change.

Ready to go nuclear? Hillary Clinton continues to insist the US is not at war with Islam. The US is de facto at war in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan’s tribal areas; involved in covert war in Iran; and has totally destroyed Libya. It’s not hard to do the math.

In parallel, the deafening talk about Washington now advancing a Plan C in Syria is nonsense. There has never been a Plan C; only Plan A, which was to draw Russia into another Afghanistan. It did not work with the controlled demolition of Ukraine. And it will not work in Syria, as Moscow is willing to supply plenty of air and missile power but no boots on the ground of any consequence. That’s a matter for the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), Iran and its Shi’ite militias, and Hezbollah.

Ash Carter has threatened Russia with “consequences”. After blowing up the ceasefire, the Pentagon – supported by the Joint Chiefs of Staff — now is peddling “potential strikes” on Syria’s air force to “punish the regime” for what the Pentagon actually did; blow up the ceasefire. One can’t make this stuff up. Major-General Igor Konashenkov, Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman, sent a swift message to “our colleagues in Washington”; think twice if you believe you can get away with launching a “shadow” hot war against Russia. Russia will target any stealth/unidentified aircraft attacking Syrian government targets – and they will be shot down. The only serious question then is whether an out of control Pentagon will force the Russian Air Force – false flag and otherwise — to knock out US Air Force fighter jets, and whether Moscow has the fire power to take out each and every one of them.

So in this three-month window representing the “death throes” of the Obama era, before the likely enthronization of the Queen of War, the question is whether the Pentagon will risk launching WWIII because “Aleppo is falling”.

Afterwards, things are bound to get even more lethal. The US government is holding open a first-strike nuclear capacity against Russia. Hillary firmly supports it, as Trump made clear he “would not do first-strike”.

The prospect of having axis of evil practitioner Hillary Clinton with her fingers on the nuclear button must be seen as the most life-and-death issue in this whole circus.

Pepe Escobar is the author of Globalistan: How the Globalized World is Dissolving into Liquid War (Nimble Books, 2007), Red Zone Blues: a snapshot of Baghdad during the surge and Obama does Globalistan (Nimble Books, 2009). His latest book is Empire of Chaos. He may be reached at [email protected].

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  1. Dan Hayes says:

    I was unaware of Flynn’s collaboration with AEI’s Ledeen. Until now I had regarded Flynn as one of the unmitigated good guys – silly me! Thanks for the information/warning about the neocon connection.

  2. Can someone summarize or give a precis of the above article in a hundred words please?
    Escobar’s articles always give me a headache to decipher.
    I think it boils down to: Hillary bad, Trump not-as-bad.
    Not that I disagree.

    • Replies: @Aren Haich
  3. schmenz says:

    I wish Mr Trump would take a few days off and so some serious reading. To say things like “I don’t like Assad at all” is a pretty stupid thing to say given what has been going on lately.

    Maybe someone can tweet him a few Unz Review articles.

    • Agree: Che Guava
    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  4. utu says:

    Aleppo might be fallings we speak. A deal to evacuate al Nusra is in the making.

  5. This might explode with the Battle of Mosul. Turkey has the largest army in NATO, and its President is outraged that a recent coup seems to have had American support. Here is some historical background from Wiki, about how the Brits stole the oil rich Mosul region and added it to its puppet colony of Iraq:

    In August 1920, the Treaty of Sèvres was signed to end the war, however the Ottomans still contested the British right to Mosul and how it was taken illegally, post-Mudros. Even when the Lausanne Treaty was signed between Turkey and Britain in 1923, Turkey still maintained that Britain was controlling the Mosul Vilayet illegally.[2]

    And today via Yahoo and other sources:

    Istanbul (AFP) – Raising tensions with Iraq ahead of the planned US-backed operation by Iraqi troops to retake Mosul from Islamic State (IS) jihadists, Turkey is seeking to have its say over who controls and lives in the city once the extremists are ousted.

    Ruled for nearly half a millennium by the Ottoman Empire, Mosul is considered by mainly Sunni Muslim Turkey to be part of its natural sphere of influence in the Middle East.

    Ankara is watching uneasily the potential involvement of Shiite and Kurdish militia in the offensive, insisting that Mosul must keep its Sunni Arab Muslim majority as before IS took over the city from woefully unprepared Iraqi troops in 2014.

    Iraq’s Shiite-dominated government has in turn reacted angrily to the presence of hundreds of Turkish troops on its territory, ostensibly with the aim of training Iraqi troops to retake the city.

    The tensions prompted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to launch an attack on Iraqi Premier Haider al-Abadi that was venomous even by his sharp standards, telling the Iraqi leader to “know your place” and even saying “you are not at my level”.

    Not to be outdone, Abadi hit back by mocking Erdogan’s appearance on FaceTime to rouse supporters on the night of the failed July 15 coup.

    – ‘Say in the future’ –

    Erdogan “is concerned about the future ethnic and sectarian composition of Mosul and its environs, and wants to make sure Kurds and Shiites don’t get an upper hand,” said Aykan Erdemir of the Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

    Turkey has appeared hugely sensitive to any notion it has been left out of the decision-making process ahead of what is likely to be the biggest battle yet in the fight against IS.

    • Replies: @Avery
  6. when I look at her smiling face, I get the the creeps and goosebumps.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  7. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    I had always thought of the Satan character as being a male, since he/it has always been portrayed as a man in many books and movies.

    However, after watching and listening to Hillary over the years, I know realize that Satan actually takes a female form when stalking the Earth.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  8. The real axis of evil has always been Israel and the United States. Most of us, including me, just didn’t know it.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  9. Che Guava says:

    Many good points.

    Don’t be so pessimistic, Mr. Escobar.

    I only have one thing to add.

    ‘Fighting for us’ is one of the most asinine English-language campaign slogans I’ve ever seen or heard.

    One is forced to ask, who precisely is ‘us’?

    The Clinton family fortune?

    Bill, Hill, and the brat as a family?

    The 1%?

    Wall Street?

    Becankled muff-munchin’ wimmin world-wide?

    Hill and BLM?

    Endlessly exploitable for ‘memes’, just resize and add anything brief after ‘for’!

    ‘Hey, who’s ya fightin’ fo’?’

    ‘Yo, we is fightin’ fo’ us!’

  10. I’m far from certain HRC will win the election at all, never mind by a landslide. From afar, I am amazed that any US-American supports this woman and her policies, but the present situation wouldn’t exist were it not for those same people electing one puppet after another believing that there will be a major policy shift away from the suicide of the society along the lines of western European nations, so to expect rationality is perhaps to expect too much. If Trump is elected and fails to make a major policy shift, it’s likely game over for the USA; if HRC is elected, it’s almost assuredly game over.

    • Replies: @nsa
  11. Jason Liu says:

    I don’t know, Pepe.

    Aren’t you more concerned that Trump said “pussy” ten years ago?

  12. n230099 says:

    “The only serious question then is whether an out of control Pentagon will force the Russian Air Force – false flag and otherwise — to knock out US Air Force fighter jets…”

    The ability to trick these kids who fly these planes into being fodder never ceases to amaze.

  13. Boris N says:

    When the NED calls for a regime change (the recent article in the WP), do they really understand Russia, have they really ever studied the results of the Russian elections for the past 20 years? Because the only real alternatives are the “libdems” (though they’re neither liberals, nor democrats) and the communists (plus “Just Russia”, supposedly a leftist party, which would align with the commies). So if not the Putin regime then it would be either a far-right (“fascists!”) or a far-left (“commies!”) Russia, in both the cases it will be much more unsuitable for Washington than Putin now. Or do the NED naively hope that the power would be seized by 1% of latte hipster Moscow “liberals”? Impossible!

    However, there exists another possibility. The power may be seized by some hardmen from the Army or by other “siloviks”. A real authoritarian military junta headed by a real hardman, not by a softy like Putin. The escalation of the conflict would be imminent.

    • Replies: @Che Guava
    , @mcohen
  14. highrpm says:

    we — the washington establishment — can’t manage our own affairs so let’s stick our noses elsewhere as both distraction and excuse that we’re busy managing the complexity of politics. besides, what else would we do with our hands besides sit on them as we idle away our elected positions, mouthing support for…………

    at least usa will go down in nuclear flames giving cause for thinkers to rethink democracy.

  15. Avery says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    {… how the Brits stole the oil rich Mosul region and added it to its puppet colony of Iraq:}

    Brits may or may not have ‘stolen’ oil rich Mosul, but they did not ‘stole’ it from Turks. What were Turks doing in Mosul in the first place? Mosul belonged and belongs to Arabs. Turks are nomad tribes from Uyguristan, East Asia: invading Turks stole Mosul form its original owners.

    Number two: Goaded by their German allies, Turks entered WW1 by a launching an unprovoked sneak attack on Russian naval installations on the Black Sea coast of Russia.

    Allies – France, England, and Russia – then declared war on Ottoman Turkey.
    Germans and Turks lost the war they started.
    England had every right to take – ‘steal’ if you like – territory that nomad Turks had stolen from someone else.

    • Replies: @Vendetta
  16. nsa says:
    @Montefrío

    The jooies have a permanent veto power over american politicians…..the pols can’t so much as flush a toilet here without checking in with Jerusalem for permission. Every home has a televitz joo-box which disseminates an unending shitstream of jooie pc propaganda in the guise of infotainment…..promoting sexualized violent niggery culture to further debase the white trash masses. Every weekend, tens of millions of “males” get great homoerotic pleasure out of watching niggers in plastic hats groping each other. The jooie takeover is now so complete that nothing short of nuclear war can put a stop to them……imagine when the jooies come out of their government underground bunkers to greet the devastation and irradiated mutants resulting from their insane meddling…but there is nothing left to manipulate and control except a vast gray nuclear winter.

    • Replies: @highrpm
  17. {Ready to go nuclear? Hillary Clinton continues to insist the US is not at war with Islam.}

    The gang of criminal ‘feminists’ who are backing a racist, baby killer, zionist servant, sexist who has killed millions of Muslims, many children and women and made millions more as refugees, is playing pussy card to be seated at the throw.

    The criminal pussy claimed Donald is not fit to be president, because the tape showed he wanted to kiss a women. We saw on that tape SHE GAVE A KISS TO DONLAD and never complained. Frankly it is not Hillary’s business when her husband wanted to screw and lied about it and killary supported him. Now the mass murderer and his ‘feminist gang’ are using this tape to discredit him, but in my mind and others, the criminal pussy has hit the lowest point, because while she is playing the sex card, she cannot remember the time that HER HUSBAND, not only sexually assaulted many women, but also drop his pants DOWN, ready for action when one of his victims, Paula Jones, escaped and later told her story to the world, but this baby killers condemned the victim and said: There are white reactionary after MY HUSBAND, and she threatened the victim, Paula Jones, instead.

    We know what happened to Monica Lewinsky when both criminals denied and never apologized, only HER HUSBAND forced to apologize for his lies. Killary went after the victim AGAIN. Now, the stupid college educated ‘feminists’ ignoring her supporter of a rapist and terrorist who bombed many country, like herself, and are justifying her crimes because she is ‘female’.
    The world cannot forgive or forget about American crimes against so many Muslims and other group. The world came to this conclusion that it is EDUCATED AMERICANS that are supporting USG war crimes against humanity; therefore, they are criminals as well. The world wants ICC, a brothel house, either take action against criminals in Washington or be bombed.
    The baby killer in 2008 used race card against Obama, the first black ‘president’ who has killed thousands of Muslims by calling him BARAK HOSSEIN Obama, implying he is a ‘Muslim’, for racist Americans, but the black tribe voted for him anyway because they see ONLY a black face not his crimes against humanity. Why the warmonger black tribe is supporting Obama? And now they have received an ORDER from their corrupt politicians to vote for a racist, sexist, baby killer and a mass murderer.

    Vote against a mass murderer or don’t participate in a fraud show. Hillary Clinton has been chosen by the criminal elite and the rest is JUST A SHOW FOR DUMMIES.
    She is determining to ‘win’ by fraud. The criminal educated Americans never talk about the wars that Bush, Clinton, Obama, Soros, Rothschild family, Rockefeller, neocons have waged, but she and her supporter, the criminal media, are ready to fool the stupid people with pussy and dick stories.
    Now, according to criminals at NYT, a grandmother claimed that she was assaulted by Trump!! And the ‘feminists’ are so excited to talk about it to reach organism, but US bombing of Muslims in Yemen by proxy, Saudi Arabia, where has killed thousands of people many children, has been forgotten. The recent Killary in Yemen, around 200 people by US military equipment sold to Saudi Arabia under Clinton as a ‘secretary of state’ is forgotten. This tells the world that educated Americans are complicit in their government war crimes against humanity.

  18. @Astuteobservor II

    “when I look at her smiling face, I get the the creeps and goosebumps.”

    The word you are looking for is rictus.

    • Replies: @mcohen
  19. Che Guava says:
    @Boris N

    Need to sleep, so won’t be going into the depths of your comment, I like yours about the libdems, but have made the same comment here several times about Japan’s Liberal Democratic party, neither liberal nor democratic. However, they are almost always in power.

    Visited the site where they were founded in Sept., holding my nose after a lifetime of avoidance, but was glad to have been there, the building, displays, garden are nice.

    Zhirinovsky was a great source of entertainment for many years (not so much lately, suppose he is running out of steam), I am sure the original choice of party name was based on our habitual ruling party.

    Fuck the NED.

    Regards.

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  20. Che Guava says:
    @Che Guava

    NEDs, of course they have two, so truly it should be plural, and the whole thing is a lie, but the US two-party system is so effectively a one-party system, it is sick.

  21. Vendetta says:
    @Avery

    > original owners
    > Arabs

    • Replies: @Avery
  22. mcohen says:
    @Bill Jones

    actually no it is homo-rictus… that slightly dazed popper like induced spasm certain members of the species get when they streak the sheet on there victory lap
    homo sapien on the other hand just gets a downgraded “pussy groping” moment on his way out the backdoor

    fighting for “us” actually means fighting for the united states as in the whole country is some sort of prize.
    clinton merkel may bishop with more to come will have there work cut out for them as they try to convince women to stop having children and reduce population before it gets done for “us”

    overpopulation leads to cannibalism any good chicken farmer will tell you

  23. El Dato says:
    @Greg Bacon

    If the Washington Miasmic Deep State is “The Beast” of The Book of Revelation, you know who will be riding. She will.

    It’s like I’m really watching “The Omen III: Real-Life Soap Opera”

  24. Brabantian says: • Website

    George Soros partner from World Bank & United Nations, heads company operating tens of thousands of USA computerised (i.e., hackable & manipulable) vote-counting machines, many in key US states

    From Russ Winter:

    “George Soros sidekick [& UK Lord] Mark Malloch-Brown is the chairman of Smartmatic, an electronic voting machine conglomerate that provides technology & support services to the electoral commissions of 307 counties in 16 U.S. states. Smartmatic holds the largest election automation contract in U.S. history … The company website states that it has configured 392,000 electoral devices across America & ‘deployed’ 57,000 vote-counting machines.

    “British Lord Mark Malloch­-Brown has a long globalist resume. He is vice-chairman of Soros’ investment funds & Open Society Foundations philanthropy. He was formerly vice president of World Bank, & has served as vice chairman of the World Economic Forum & as deputy secretary general & chief of staff of the U.N. under Kofi Annan.

    “The list of Smartmatic’s clients is jaw dropping as it includes a big majority of toss-up states in the U.S. presidential election.

    “Smartmatic is already accused of voter fraud in Mexico, the Philippines & Brazil.”

    • Replies: @No Second Israel
  25. Avery says:
    @Vendetta

    I know: see my original post; ‘ Mosul belonged and belongs to Arabs.’

  26. Art says:

    Will this do anything?

    Hillary campaign manager “I know she has begun to hate everyday Americans”

    There long has been evidence of Hillary Clinton’s sense of entitlement – the stories of her ordering Secret Service officers to carry her bags, her unabashed demands for hundreds of thousands of dollars for speeches, her insistence on specific travel accommodations and much more.
    Now there’s evidence of exactly what she thinks of the average American who works hard and pays taxes to support the Washington establishment.

    Not much.

    “I know she has begun to hate everyday Americans,” wrote her campaign manager, John Podesta, in an email.

    http://www.wnd.com/2016/10/new-email-leak-hillary-hates-everyday-americans/

    • Replies: @highrpm
    , @Anonymous
  27. highrpm says:
    @nsa

    jooie values: conferring authority on celebrity and accumulation of wealth. deep deep shit.

  28. highrpm says:
    @Art

    needs a bit more focus: “i know she hates everyday americans.”

    • Replies: @Art
  29. Art says:
    @highrpm

    needs a bit more focus: “i know she hates everyday americans.”

    There are a lot of everyday white Americans who have been sold the idea that as good liberals – that they are better than the rest of us. What fools – they are being used.

    You can be sure that Hillary looks down on them, just as she does the blacks.

    Both Trump and Podesta have it right – she hates us.

    • Replies: @Art
  30. Art says:
    @Art

    More Hillary Deplorables. Latinos too!

    From a Pat Buchanan article:

    In another email, Podesta himself uses the sort of language liberals once said disqualified Nixon from staying on as president — regarding former Governor Bill Richardson. Podesta refers to him and other Hispanics whom he is trying to court for Clinton as “needy Latinos.”

    What these emails reveal is the sneering contempt of liberal elites for Catholics, Evangelical Christians, Southerners, and even Hispanics loyal to them. And the contents of these emails correlate with the revealed bigotries of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

  31. mcohen says:
    @Boris N

    the p’s have it.put put

    putin putsch

    only way to stop the wheel turning is to drive the car

  32. Rehmat says:

    The credit for inventing the phrase: ‘Axis of Evil’ goes to my fellow Canadian-born Zionist Jew speech-writer David Frum.

    Frum coined the term ‘Axis of Evil’ for Iran-Iraq-N. Korea in 2002.

    Iraq was destroyed in 2003 for Israel. Iran and N. Korea, however, are still kicking Israeli butts.

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/03/05/why-israel-is-afraid-of-the-axis-of-resistance/

    • Replies: @Sherman
  33. MarkinLA says:
    @schmenz

    Trump has to deal with the stupid American public who know nothing of what is really going on other than Assad is a bad guy who needs to go – according to our government. Trump is placing himself in the middle.

    • Replies: @Escher
  34. Sherman says:
    @Rehmat

    Hey Homer

    How is Frum your “fellow Canadian born”.

    You’re not “Canadian born”.

    You were born in a cave in Pakistan.

    Sherm

  35. If Hillary wins it’s likely there will just be another four years of Obama. Bad for sure, but no worse that the last eight years of Obama, and probably slightly better than eight years of Bush.

    Almost all the big immigration surges and foreign policy cock-ups in the West have occurred under neoliberals and cuckservatives like Merkel, Bush and Blair. This is because politicians on the liberal right can fund higher immigration levels and pointless wars by cutting welfare to low-income natives. Politicians on the economic left tend to be a bit more conservative on immigration since they have to provide more welfare crumbs for the natives. Hillary is arguably a neoliberal Democrat but she is facing a big revolt from the left so she will need to through some crumbs to the anti-war, pro-welfare Bernie wing of the party once she gets into office.

    • Replies: @Cato
  36. @Brabantian

    Wikileak is Soros’s agent. Assange ‘leaks’ some information that is known to majority of people to get the trust of dummies. Be careful with wikileak to be effective in manipulating the world events. Why Russia should get involved in a circus where dummies call it ‘election’. It is SELECTION all the way through. The criminal elite design the ‘election’ to have criminal female vs trump and then go after trump with cooperation of the criminals including “educated people” meaning corrupt elite.

  37. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Art

    Will this make a difference?

    Did Hillary order the FBI to kill LaVoy Finicum to clear the way for the Clinton Foundations uranium investment in Uranium One’s mine on BLM land/Bundy Ranch?

    http://glaringhypocrisy.com/connect-the-dots-hillary-clinton-uranium-one-the-oregon-standoff-lavoy-finicum-murder/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXriIS4wREs

  38. Cato says:
    @unpc downunder

    I judge Obama both by the wars he started/continued and by the way his administration affected my daily life. For the former, you all know what evil he did. For the latter, to take a perhaps trivial example: before Obama, there was such a thing as the “no-call” list, where a citizen could register to not be annoyed by junk phone calls. It mostly worked. During Obama, the Department of Justice went into overdrive to find imaginary racist whites, neglecting its other duties. As a result, my landline phone is no longer usable–at least five calls a day from predators claiming to be IRS agents or FBI agents, who will immediately arrest me unless I send a money order to a particular PO Box. The perps are so obviously Nigerians and Indians… Obama has presided over the conversion of my Leave-It-to-Beaver world into a Third World country.

  39. I have learned to relish the unsolicited sales/survey calls. Callers usually work on some kind of commission structure so to them time is precious. Initially I politely feign interest then ask them to hold on a sec, after putting the phone down and leaving it for a short time they are always gone when I pick up and pissed off for sure. I’m not the Messiah, just a very naughty boy.

  40. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Johnny Smoggins

    Since the whole axis-of-evil narrative has been made famous with 3 or more players, may I suggest Britain, as the third player.

  41. @frayed_thread

    Pepe Escobar is not just saying that Hillary is bad; he thinks, perhaps rightly, that Clinton as the next president will be very dangerous for the shaky peace of the world we have today: She might even start a nuclear conflict with Russia.
    That, Hillary is an idealogue bent on war to preserve aAmerican exceptionalism, is well-known and not new. However, what he predicts about Turkey moving away from its alliance with the West is interesting stuff. And here, the nuclear deal with Russia is very significant.
    Why has the West for so many decades been refusing to provide Turkey access to nuclear technology and power?

  42. Escher says:
    @MarkinLA

    Thanks to the sellout MSM, Mark Twain’s quip quoted below couldn’t be more appropriate. Trump has to work with that.

    If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.

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