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Brennan

There remains one good thing to say about Donald Trump: he is not Hillary. The boneheaded cruise missile attack in Syria would have occurred even earlier under President Rodham Clinton and there would undoubtedly be no-fly and safe zones already in place. Oh, and Ukraine and Georgia would be negotiating their entries into NATO to make sure that old Vlad Putin would be put on notice and understand that the days of namby-pamby jaw-jaw-jaw that characterized the Obama Administration are now ancient history.

Apart from that, I can only observe dumbstruck how yet again a candidate promising peace and dialogue could be flipped so quickly. Or maybe he never believed in anything he said, which is perhaps more to the point. Be that as it may, we now, after only ninety days in office, have a neo-neocon foreign policy and the folks clustered around their water coolers in the Washington think tanks are again smiling. And as the ruinous Syrian civil war continues thanks to American intervention, there are probably plenty of high fives within Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu government. Bibi again rules the roost.

The Israelis are no doubt particularly delighted to hear Donald Trump’s latest factually exempt voyage into the outer reaches of the galaxy regarding Iran. Or perhaps The Donald is only having continuing digestive problems dealing with “most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you’ve ever seen” when dining with mortified Chinese leader Xi Jinping while simultaneously launching cruise missiles intended to send a message to Beijing’s ally Russia. It is inevitably Iran’s turn for vilification, so Trump, while conceding that the Iranians have been compliant with the nuclear weapons agreement they signed, also felt compelled to add that they continue to be a threat and have not entered into the “spirit” of the pact. Apparently the spirit codicil was somehow left out of the final draft, an interpretation that will no doubt surprise the other signatories consisting of Russia, China and the European Union.

To make its point that Tehran is somehow a cheater, the White House has ordered a 90 day review of Iran policy which will empower hardliners in that country in upcoming elections as well as nut cases like Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham on this side of the Atlantic. Iranian opposition groups like the terrorist Mujaheddin e Khalq (MEK) are already rising to the challenge by floating phony intelligence while Graham is currently advocating a preemptive attack on North Korea, conceding that it would be catastrophic for every country in the region while noting smugly that the carnage and destruction would not reach the United States. Too bad that Pyongyang’s fury cannot be directed straight to Graham’s house in South Carolina.

Graham is reportedly a good dancer and multitasker who can pivot back to Iran effortlessly as soon as Pyongyang is reduced to rubble, so those who want to deal with Iran sooner rather than later should not despair. As things continue to go south nearly everywhere, tension in the Middle East will no doubt lead to a rapidly deteriorating situation in the Persian Gulf that will require yet another ham-handed show of strength by the United States of Amnesia. There will be a war against Iran.

There have been a couple of other interesting stories circulating recently, all demonstrating that when Benjamin Franklin observed that we Americans had created a republic, “if we can keep it,” he was being particularly prescient. Robert Parry has observed that all the fuss about Russiagate is misleading as the only country that interferes with the political process in the U.S. persistently and successfully while also doing terrible damage to our national security is Israel. He wonders when we will have Congress convening investigative commissions to look into Israel-gate but then answers his own question by observing that it will never happen given who controls what in the United States. “No one dares suggest a probe of Israel-gate,” he concludes, but it is interesting and also encouraging to note that some Americans are actually starting to figure things out.

One of the curious things relating to the Russiagate scandal is the issue of who in the U.S. intelligence community leaked highly classified information to the media, a question which somehow seems to have disappeared from whatever final reckoning might be forthcoming. The issue is particularly relevant at the moment because there are reports that the Justice Department is pulling together a case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as part of a possible attempt to remove him forcibly from his refuge in Britain and try him for constituting what CIA Director Mike Pompeo describes as a “hostile intelligence service helped by Russia.” It all suggests that low hanging fruit is fair game while some “official” leakers at high levels are somehow being protected.

To cite another example of Justice Department hypocrisy, three current and four former U.S. officials leaked to Reuters last week’s story about a Russian think tank having created a plan to subvert the U.S. election. If that is so, their identities might be discernible or surmised. Why aren’t they in jail? Or is it that many in government now believe that Russia is fair game and are prepared to look the other way?

It is significant that the recent House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russiagate, featuring FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers, provided very little new information even as it confirmed troubling revelations that had already surfaced regarding the corruption of the nation’s security services. Given that former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) head John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) chief James Clapper have been most frequently cited as the Obama administration’s possible bag men in arranging for the generation, collection, dissemination, and leaking of information disparaging to Trump, why weren’t they also being questioned?

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The latest focus on Brennan, an Obama/Clinton loyalist who might safely be regarded as the most likely candidate seeking to discredit Team Trump and reap the benefits from Hillary, explores some suspicions about what actually took place last year and how it might have been arranged. The story broke in The Guardian on April 13th, headlined “British spies were first to spot Trump team’s links with Russia.” The article rehashes much old information, but, relying on a “source close to UK intelligence,” it describes how Britain’s NSA equivalent GCHQ obtained information late in 2015 relating to suspect “interactions” between Trump associates and the Russian intelligence. GCHQ reportedly routinely passed the information on to its U.S. liaison counterparts, and continued to do so over the next six months. The information was supplemented by similar reporting from a number of European intelligence services as well as the remaining “Five Eyes”: Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

According to the Guardian source and reporters, who are clearly hostile to Trump, the collection was not directed or targeted but was rather part of random interception of Russian communications. This may or may not be true but it serves as a useful cover story if someone was up to something naughty. And it also makes one wonder about the highly incriminating British intelligence sourced “dossier” on Trump and his associates, which The Guardian strangely does not mention, that appeared in January. Another apparent Guardian source called GCHQ the “principal whistleblower” in sharing the information that led to the opening of an FBI investigation in July 2016, a suggestion that the British role was not exactly passive.

The article goes on to describe how John Brennan, then CIA Chief, was personally the recipient of the material passed hand-to-hand at “director level” because of its sensitivity. So the Guardian article is essentially saying that the information was both routine and extremely sensitive, which would seem to be contradictory. Brennan was reportedly then the driving force behind launching a “major inter-agency investigation” and he briefed selected members of Congress regarding what he had obtained. Shortly thereafter leaks began appearing in the British press followed subsequently by revelations in the media in the U.S.

An October request to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court reportedly was initiated after particularly damaging information was received from Estonia concerning Trump associate Carter Page and also regarding allegations that a Russian bank was funneling money into the Trump campaign. This led to an investigation of Page and the tapping into servers in Trump Tower, where the presidential campaign offices were located. Estonia, it should be noted, was particularly concerned about Trump comments on de-emphasizing NATO and strongly supported a Hillary victory so it is fair to speculate that the intelligence provided might have been cherry picked to make a particular case, but The Guardian fails to make that obvious point.

It is interesting to note how for the first time, in this media account, Brennan surfaces as the central player in the investigation of Team Trump. And it is perhaps not out of line to suggest that the European reporting of information on Trump associates was not exactly due to random collection of information, as The Guardian seeks to demonstrate. It could just as easily have been arranged at the “director level” by Brennan and his counterparts to disrupt the Trump campaign and enhance the electability of Hillary Clinton, which would have directly benefited Brennan and his inner circle as well as the Europeans, all of whom feared a Trump victory. Intelligence can be skewed, “fixed around a policy” or even fabricated and can say whatever one wants it to say so it is fair to suggest that the role of a politically committed John Brennan remains to be explored much more fully.

It is now being reported that Brennan will be summoned to give testimony at a closed House Intelligence Committee meeting on May 2nd. Hopefully his comments will be somehow leaked to the media plus those of James Clapper, who is also scheduled to appear. Nevertheless, one imagines that, as was the case in Comey’s first appearance, both former officials will spend most of their time refusing to confirm or deny anything.

The active participation of Brennan in the background to the 2016 electoral campaign is unprecedented and it is also suggestive of what America’s national security agencies have become, basically creatures of the White House. It is hard to escape the conclusion that Benjamin Franklin would undoubtedly deplore the fact that we have failed to keep the republic that the Founding Fathers bequeathed to us. That would be bad enough, but we are slipping into a pattern of foreign wars based on tissues of lies and deceptions by the very people who are in place to protect us, quite possibly exemplified by unscrupulous and ambitious ladder climbers like John Brennan, who was also the architect of Obama’s assassination policy. If we go to war because of suspected lack of “spirit” in our adversaries or merely because someone in the White House had a piece of chocolate cake and wanted something to talk about over his cup of espresso then we are doomed as a nation.

 
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  1. The USA as we know it is doomed anyway. It’s future role is to be used as a bludgeon to coerce all nations to agree to the NWO with those wonderful banking families sitting astride it all as the pillars of humanity. The American people will be kept at a level enabling them to contribute to the coffers of the permanent war state but will be treated ever more harshly should they dare to question or rebel.

    This might have been nipped in the bud had the people not gone along with the Warren Commission nonsense but they did and likewise the “investigation” of 9/11. Sad but true.

    I wish PG wouldn’t refer the the war in Syria as a civil war given the levels of outside interference and foreign combatants. I also think the American “Civil War” should be called The American War of Succession but perhaps I’m just being pedantic whilst crying in my (already warm ;o) beer.

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    • Agree: Rurik, bluedog
    • Replies: @jacques sheete
    Good comments as usual.

    This might have been nipped in the bud had the people not gone along with the Warren Commission nonsense but they did and likewise the “investigation” of 9/11. Sad but true.
     
    True, but then it could have been nipped in the bud if the people had enough power to enforce the lessons of the Nye Commission as well.
    , @Steve Naidamast
    The American Civil War as it proverbially called is actually called "The War for Southern Independence".

    You are correct, this was hardly a civil war...
    , @Bruce Marshall
    Yes NoseytheDuke the Warren Commission was the template for the 9/11 Commission....Treason!

    I have long said that what really brought down the Twin Towers, Building Seven, Hit the Pentagon and finally crashed in a field in Pennslyvania, in honor of Arlen Spector, was indeed the same 'Single Bullet" that was said to have gone through President Kennedy and John Connally!

    And that is the metaphorical truth!
    , @annamaria
    Face off in Syria:
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/syria-trump-trying-to-force-putin-to-capitulate/5586844
    The US is set to "intervene;" Israel-firsters are satisfied.
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  2. We are not going to have any semblance of peace in this world until the entire generation of filthy rotten scoundrels who lead the United States and its many vassal states in Europe and the Pacific either die of old age or are killed in a war of their own making. There will be few left to benefit in either case.

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    • Replies: @Wally
    I agree. Israel must be sanctioned
    , @Bard of Bumperstickers
    New and improved Lysol: it's "Hague"-scented to kill plutocratic plague! Helped shrink body-politic carcinomas in early clinical trials in 1945.
  3. There is some fun body language analysis of Clapper, Comey and Rogers.

    Comey and Rogers, thick as thieves with Rogers the submissive one. They know something.

    Clapper clearly lying and dissembling.

    I disagree that the neocons are back in charge, it is the Pentagon brain trust back in control. Jim Lobe had a good article on where they overlap, or not.

    http://lobelog.com/bannon-down-pentagon-up-neocons-in/

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    • Replies: @David
    That chick's ideas come so slow that the cooling fan in my PC got its first rest in a week.
  4. Most of the people in this country deserve what they are going to get. They are stupid on a stick.

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    • Replies: @Kiza
    I have a slightly different impression. The most important is to understand that public polls have not gotten any better than during the Presidential Elections. This, in turn, means that everything, absolutely everything that you read, hear or watch in the MSM, and especially the news about other people's opinions, are crap. The Zionist Jews have created a virtual reality in which everything is the way they want it to be. Only when this virtual reality crashes head-on with Russian or Chinese views or interests does it get a jolt, like interference in the picture of perfection.

    This does not mean that they are no stupid people a plenty, but I would not call them a majority. The majority simply shy away from confronting the Zionist virtual reality, that is they choose the blue pill in front of others mainly because one they do not see direct impact on their own wellbeing and two they doubt their own ability to affect change.

    If we want to affect a change, we need to work on both misconceptions of the majority.
    , @HBM
    The masses are stupid everywhere. The problem is a hostile Elite leading them to destruction.
  5. ‘Real men go to Tehran’ and that’s the game plan, now that Syria is mostly wrecked. Israel wants her American bitches to gin up some excuse to ‘Shock and Awe’ that nation, before we fall apart, financially, mentally, spiritually and physically from fighting all these ‘Wars for Wall Street and Israel.’

    All of this was laid out 35 years ago by Oded Yinon in his “A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties.”

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/pdf/The%20Zionist%20Plan%20for%20the%20Middle%20East.pdf

    Iraq’s done, Syria is toast, so now it’s time to bomb the Hell out of Iran, for the glory of Apartheid Israel.

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    • Replies: @Kiza
    Judging by how all parties involved in terrorising Syria (US,Turkey,GCC, Israel) avoided getting deeper in, I can only imagine how much they would want someone else to pick up the money and death tab for the attack on Iran.

    Perhaps one more 911-style false flag organised by Israel could get US hunta to jump in and waste trillions of dollars and tens or even a few hundred of thousands of US lives by attacking Iran. Such false flag event is even a bit overdue, perhaps it is just waiting for Syria to be ripped apart first.

    I would estimate the likelihood of US regular troops now getting into Eastern Syria at about 95%. The French, British and Polish special forces are already training in Jordan to do an attack on Syria just as they did on Libya, but even with the Kurds in the North East, it is hard to imagine any war and occupation without the ordinary US troops in Syria.
    , @Orville H. Larson
    " . . . Israel wants her American bitches to gin up some excuse to 'Shock and Awe' that nation, before we fall apart, financially, mentally, spiritually and physically from fighting all these 'Wars for Wall Street and Israel.'"

    Israel--that criminal, racist Zionist entity--looks at the U.S. the way a dog looks at a lamppost--as something to piss on. They've been doing it since the Lavon Affair in the 1950s. Incredibly, the U.S. Government has always turned a blind eye to the Zionists' perfidy. . . .
  6. @NoseytheDuke
    The USA as we know it is doomed anyway. It's future role is to be used as a bludgeon to coerce all nations to agree to the NWO with those wonderful banking families sitting astride it all as the pillars of humanity. The American people will be kept at a level enabling them to contribute to the coffers of the permanent war state but will be treated ever more harshly should they dare to question or rebel.

    This might have been nipped in the bud had the people not gone along with the Warren Commission nonsense but they did and likewise the "investigation" of 9/11. Sad but true.

    I wish PG wouldn't refer the the war in Syria as a civil war given the levels of outside interference and foreign combatants. I also think the American "Civil War" should be called The American War of Succession but perhaps I'm just being pedantic whilst crying in my (already warm ;o) beer.

    Good comments as usual.

    This might have been nipped in the bud had the people not gone along with the Warren Commission nonsense but they did and likewise the “investigation” of 9/11. Sad but true.

    True, but then it could have been nipped in the bud if the people had enough power to enforce the lessons of the Nye Commission as well.

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    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
    You are so right, thanks for that. JFK and 9/11 were the symptoms of a disease diagnosed by the Nye Commission and what a shame it wasn't treated there and then. Cheers
    , @Amanda
    Can you post more on the Nye Commission?? I think I recall something about Senator Nye maybe speaking out about that book Propaganda in the Next War, but I wasn't aware of a commission.
    Thanks
  7. Iran will not be that easy. It can happen, knowing the force of the Cabal, but even they would have a hard sell on their hands. First the other signatories to the deal will not support the US of ZA on attacking. The women run EU, Germany, Britain and hopefully Le Pen run France but Macron would fit right in also, lol. Second Russia will be supplying Iran with more lethal defensive arms including the S400 SAM’s. And most importantly Iran ain’t Eye-raq. Larger, more united and farther away from Joo land and easier to defend. So they may be mad enough to do it but it would be difficult and I’m hoping Donald comes to his senses and/or grows a pair and pushes back against the Satanic Neocohens.

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    • Replies: @annamaria
    "Satanic Neocohens" - priceless
    Who would imagine some 20 years ago that Russia will be looked upon as a force of goodness against the force of US evil... Trump is a true American businessman, that is, he is a prefect opportunist. Don't hold your breath re his miraculous transformation to a decent human being. The ZUSA corporate/financial cabal is preparing for going jugular against humanity at large.
  8. “… we are doomed as a nation.”

    The Immigration Act of 1965 doomed us as a nation. I’m not too picky about when to date the demise of the Republic … some put it at 1865, and others pick 1913. There is little doubt you could stick a fork in the Republic by 1945. But if it is any consolation, Rome, through Byzantium, soldiered on as an Empire for another Millenia before it was finally put down.

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    • Replies: @KenH

    The Immigration Act of 1965 doomed us as a nation.
     
    Indeed, but it was family reunification signed by none other than conservative stalwart Ronald Wilson Reagan that gave us chain migration which only compounded the IA of 1965. Legal immigration skyrocketed after this since before it was only around 200-300K annually and is now approximately 1.2 million not counting asylum seekers, refugees, visa overstayers and illegal aliens and Asian and Muslim maternity tourists who bear children on our soil to gain citizenship the cheap and easy way.

    Either way it has destroyed our cohesiveness and racial partition is the only solution.

    , @Bard of Bumperstickers
    Some date our demise to 1787: http://www.garynorth.com/philadelphia.pdf
    , @mr meener
    the reason Byzantine was the longest lasting empire in history is because jews could not rise above farmers or craftsmen
  9. Phil

    It is very clear…beyond a shadow of doubt…that Donald Trump’s allegiance is to Israel. Trump views the Native Born White Christian Working Class as canon fodder for Greater Israel.

    Necohen Donald Trump hates the Native Born White American Christian Working Class.

    Trump’s MAGA!!! jobs program for the Native Born White Christian American Working Class is the CORPSES-STUFFED-IN-BODY-BAGS….flown back to crying Working Class Native Born White Christian American Mothers….while Neo-Cohen Trump’s sons do $$$$$$$$$illion BIZNESS deals in Dubai….jet back to Palm Springs fo tennis…caviar….and back massages…..

    Trump is a fucking cockroach….

    We are dealing with a “LET-THEM-EAT- CAKE!!!” Administration.

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    • Disagree: Z-man
    • Replies: @Alden
    Haven't you heard the draft ended in 1973?
    , @Pachyderm Pachyderma
    You forgot the 'Happy Endings' along with back massages...
  10. @jacques sheete
    Good comments as usual.

    This might have been nipped in the bud had the people not gone along with the Warren Commission nonsense but they did and likewise the “investigation” of 9/11. Sad but true.
     
    True, but then it could have been nipped in the bud if the people had enough power to enforce the lessons of the Nye Commission as well.

    You are so right, thanks for that. JFK and 9/11 were the symptoms of a disease diagnosed by the Nye Commission and what a shame it wasn’t treated there and then. Cheers

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    • Replies: @War for Blair Mountain
    JFK was a WAR CRIMINAL..

    The Muslims did 9/11...just like one did Fort Hood..
  11. “… Graham is currently advocating a preemptive attack on North Korea, conceding that it would be catastrophic for every country in the region while noting smugly that the carnage and destruction would not reach the United States”.

    Oh, is that what he thinks? Maybe he should visit the Pentagon and have them brief him on the current state of ICBM weaponry.

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    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    You're right. It also seems that he forgets about little U.S. State called Hawaii, which will be well within reach of the Norks' nuke missiles.
  12. @NoseytheDuke
    You are so right, thanks for that. JFK and 9/11 were the symptoms of a disease diagnosed by the Nye Commission and what a shame it wasn't treated there and then. Cheers

    JFK was a WAR CRIMINAL..

    The Muslims did 9/11…just like one did Fort Hood..

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    • Replies: @jacques sheete

    JFK was a WAR CRIMINAL..
     
    America has always been full of war criminals; even before it was a country.

    The Muslims did 9/11…just like one did Fort Hood..
     
    Any substantial proof for that claim?

    Even the ancients were wise enough to question the usual foolishness, e.g.:


    40 1 What can the reason be that we all, though deceived by the same means and through the same persons, cannot yet give over folly? 2 For this sort of fraud had been practised often and by many. 3 It is perhaps not surprising that it succeeds with others, but it is indeed astonishing that it does so with those who are the very fount of such trickery. 4 The reason however is that we do not bear in mind Epicharmus's excellent advice, 4 "Be sober and mindful to mistrust; these are the thews of the mind."

    POLYBIUS , THE HISTORIES, Fragments of Book XVIII, p175, ~150 BC

    http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Polybius/18*.html


     

    Additional note:Polybius also quoted that again in Book XXXI
  13. “… allegations that a Russian bank was funneling money into the Trump campaign”.

    Thank goodness the sainted US government would NEVER EVER dream of “funneling money” into other countries’ election campaigns. Instead, it funnels money into violent revolutions and coups d’etat.

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  14. “Of all enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germs of every other. War is the parent of armies: from these proceed debt and taxes. And armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended. Its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds are added to those of subduing the force of the people… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare”.

    - James Madison (Political Observations, Apr. 20, 1795 in: Letters and Other Writings of James Madison, vol. 4, p. 491 (1865)) (The USA has been at war for 93% of the years since 1776)

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    • Replies: @Hunsdon
    I can't even. It's this year! That's not who we are.

    (Unfortunately.)
    , @dearieme
    The idiot Madison who started the War of 1812 and got roundly defeated. That Madison?
  15. The active participation of Brennan in the background to the 2016 electoral campaign is unprecedented

    Does anyone here, anyone at all, believe that people in the national security agencies have never interfered with or tried to influence American politics?

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    The missile attack upon Syria could be seen as a way to lower domestic pressures without actually doing much of any substance. The targeted airfield reportedly was back in operation within a day. The heated exchange of rhetoric with the DPRK is a regular occurrence so it’s not clear if it represents an actual qualitative change. We don’t know what sort of actions are being contemplated by Trump’s circle of advisors. As observers we’re all guessing. Bluster and rage directed against other countries to show his domestic audience how tough he is? Or clumsy blundering that recklessly gets us into military conflict?
    Reality has a weight of it’s own. First use of nuclear weapons would be crossing a huge red line. Conventional military force limits the US to being more realistic about what it can do. It’s laughable to think the US could actually invade and occupy DPRK; the place is totally fortified. The US could drop a bunch of bombs and do some damage but that’s about it, entrenching the current leadership ever more deeply for another fifty years or so. Historically, the US likes to pounce upon smaller or weakened prey. That’s been it’s winning strategy. Getting grandiose and biting off more than one can chew can only lead to buyer’s regret.

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    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
    Not too much winning though as I can see, although the winners are those making a bloody buck, the egotists and the zealots. The American people have to be counted amongst the losers though, in terms of blood, treasure and those oh-so-rare and hard won Constitutional Rights.
    , @RadicalCenter
    The US would have no problem invading North Korea, particularly if we dropped moral qualms about simply eradicating most of the population through ruthless & sustained conventional bombardment. Fortified or not, Pyongyang can be reduced to rubble with a population less than a quarter of what it is now, even without using nukes.

    Having said that, we should stay the Hell out of the Korean Peninsula and let China, Japan, and the Koreas sort it out.

    , @RadicalCenter
    As for your first sentence: that is surely what we are all hoping, naïve as it may be if Trump turns out to be another mindless warmonger.
  17. @War for Blair Mountain
    JFK was a WAR CRIMINAL..

    The Muslims did 9/11...just like one did Fort Hood..

    JFK was a WAR CRIMINAL..

    America has always been full of war criminals; even before it was a country.

    The Muslims did 9/11…just like one did Fort Hood..

    Any substantial proof for that claim?

    Even the ancients were wise enough to question the usual foolishness, e.g.:

    40 1 What can the reason be that we all, though deceived by the same means and through the same persons, cannot yet give over folly? 2 For this sort of fraud had been practised often and by many. 3 It is perhaps not surprising that it succeeds with others, but it is indeed astonishing that it does so with those who are the very fount of such trickery. 4 The reason however is that we do not bear in mind Epicharmus’s excellent advice, 4 “Be sober and mindful to mistrust; these are the thews of the mind.”

    POLYBIUS , THE HISTORIES, Fragments of Book XVIII, p175, ~150 BC

    http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Polybius/18*.html

    Additional note:Polybius also quoted that again in Book XXXI

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  18. @Realist
    Most of the people in this country deserve what they are going to get. They are stupid on a stick.

    I have a slightly different impression. The most important is to understand that public polls have not gotten any better than during the Presidential Elections. This, in turn, means that everything, absolutely everything that you read, hear or watch in the MSM, and especially the news about other people’s opinions, are crap. The Zionist Jews have created a virtual reality in which everything is the way they want it to be. Only when this virtual reality crashes head-on with Russian or Chinese views or interests does it get a jolt, like interference in the picture of perfection.

    This does not mean that they are no stupid people a plenty, but I would not call them a majority. The majority simply shy away from confronting the Zionist virtual reality, that is they choose the blue pill in front of others mainly because one they do not see direct impact on their own wellbeing and two they doubt their own ability to affect change.

    If we want to affect a change, we need to work on both misconceptions of the majority.

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    • Replies: @chris
    absolutely excellent point Kiza, thanks!!!
    , @Realist
    "This does not mean that they are no stupid people a plenty, but I would not call them a majority. The majority simply shy away from confronting the Zionist virtual reality, that is they choose the blue pill in front of others mainly because one they do not see direct impact on their own wellbeing and two they doubt their own ability to affect change."

    That's my point they're stupid.

    "If we want to affect a change, we need to work on both misconceptions of the majority."

    How do you propose that?
  19. To NoseytheDuke

    I think you wanted to say war of secession. Now , I am been pedantic…And of course you’re right american civil war wasn’t a civil war but war of secession and in Syria we should call it International Terrorism to destroy a state because Israel wants and can.

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  20. @Agent76
    Apr 22, 2017 How Reality Is Being Manufactured

    https://youtu.be/4x2sJWmAnjY

    15 mins well spent. Thanks.

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    • Replies: @Agent76
    You are very welcome and this youtube channel is a great source on many topics and you should bookmark their channel and view some of their past work as well. Be blessed NoseytheDuke!
  21. @anonymous
    The missile attack upon Syria could be seen as a way to lower domestic pressures without actually doing much of any substance. The targeted airfield reportedly was back in operation within a day. The heated exchange of rhetoric with the DPRK is a regular occurrence so it's not clear if it represents an actual qualitative change. We don't know what sort of actions are being contemplated by Trump's circle of advisors. As observers we're all guessing. Bluster and rage directed against other countries to show his domestic audience how tough he is? Or clumsy blundering that recklessly gets us into military conflict?
    Reality has a weight of it's own. First use of nuclear weapons would be crossing a huge red line. Conventional military force limits the US to being more realistic about what it can do. It's laughable to think the US could actually invade and occupy DPRK; the place is totally fortified. The US could drop a bunch of bombs and do some damage but that's about it, entrenching the current leadership ever more deeply for another fifty years or so. Historically, the US likes to pounce upon smaller or weakened prey. That's been it's winning strategy. Getting grandiose and biting off more than one can chew can only lead to buyer's regret.

    Not too much winning though as I can see, although the winners are those making a bloody buck, the egotists and the zealots. The American people have to be counted amongst the losers though, in terms of blood, treasure and those oh-so-rare and hard won Constitutional Rights.

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    • Replies: @Stonehands
    The BOR protects us from the Constitution.

    A physical State barrier used to seperate us- vs. this Parchment "legal" barrier..

    But...Now the State governments are merely administrative centers of Washington DC.

    "A goddamn scrap of paper" as so eloquently stated by George W. Tumblewad the 2nd.
  22. @John Brown
    To NoseytheDuke

    I think you wanted to say war of secession. Now , I am been pedantic...And of course you're right american civil war wasn't a civil war but war of secession and in Syria we should call it International Terrorism to destroy a state because Israel wants and can.

    Right you are on both counts. Thanks

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  23. @Greg Bacon
    'Real men go to Tehran' and that's the game plan, now that Syria is mostly wrecked. Israel wants her American bitches to gin up some excuse to 'Shock and Awe' that nation, before we fall apart, financially, mentally, spiritually and physically from fighting all these 'Wars for Wall Street and Israel.'

    All of this was laid out 35 years ago by Oded Yinon in his "A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties."

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/pdf/The%20Zionist%20Plan%20for%20the%20Middle%20East.pdf

    Iraq's done, Syria is toast, so now it's time to bomb the Hell out of Iran, for the glory of Apartheid Israel.

    Judging by how all parties involved in terrorising Syria (US,Turkey,GCC, Israel) avoided getting deeper in, I can only imagine how much they would want someone else to pick up the money and death tab for the attack on Iran.

    Perhaps one more 911-style false flag organised by Israel could get US hunta to jump in and waste trillions of dollars and tens or even a few hundred of thousands of US lives by attacking Iran. Such false flag event is even a bit overdue, perhaps it is just waiting for Syria to be ripped apart first.

    I would estimate the likelihood of US regular troops now getting into Eastern Syria at about 95%. The French, British and Polish special forces are already training in Jordan to do an attack on Syria just as they did on Libya, but even with the Kurds in the North East, it is hard to imagine any war and occupation without the ordinary US troops in Syria.

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    • Replies: @anarchyst
    I hope it doesn't come to this, BUT (and that's a very big BUT), look for Israel to detonate a nuke in a European or American city, as another "false flag" operation, in order to get its own way.
    Israel has a very long history with nukes, will not submit to international inspection, and will not abide by IAEA guidelines. WHY??
    Israel could not produce its nukes, even if it wanted to, as they are not in Israel, but are distributed in major population centers throughout the world.
    The "Samson Option" is very real. A Jew Likudnik "loose cannon" could very well "light one off". You can bet, that after a detonation, passports from Israel's "favorite enemy of the month" will be found in the rubble...
    , @bluedog
    Reading earlier that Assad has ask for Russian troops and its reported that Russia will send in armor and ground troops, I presume to counter act our build up there and perhaps we will get the war we want....
    , @annamaria
    Surely a "one more 911-style false flag" is dreamt about by the usual suspects - Mossad/CIA - but they are watched after now. Have we heard recently about MH17? The White Helmet-staged "sarin attack" has been debunked (by the fearless Postol) and it is hard to put the genie back. The current state of surveillance technology makes it rather impossible for the psychopaths-in-charge to leave not their fingerprints.
  24. @jacques sheete
    Good comments as usual.

    This might have been nipped in the bud had the people not gone along with the Warren Commission nonsense but they did and likewise the “investigation” of 9/11. Sad but true.
     
    True, but then it could have been nipped in the bud if the people had enough power to enforce the lessons of the Nye Commission as well.

    Can you post more on the Nye Commission?? I think I recall something about Senator Nye maybe speaking out about that book Propaganda in the Next War, but I wasn’t aware of a commission.
    Thanks

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    • Replies: @jacques sheete
    It was called a committee, not a commission, my bad...Sorry.

    I hope this is what you may be seeking.

    Report of the Special Committee on Investigation of the Munitions Industry (The Nye Report), U.S. Congress, Senate, 74th Congress, 2nd sess., February 24, 1936, pp. 3-13.

    https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/nye.htm

    As for Propaganda in the Next War, I found this.:

    http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/PROPAGANDA_IN_THE_NEXT_WAR_FOREWORD.html

    , @jacques sheete

    Here, Cull might have made more use of an important book published in 1937. Cull does mention the work in question. "The American isolationists pressed their attack by once again raising the hue and cry against British propaganda. Senators William E. Borah and Gerald P. Nye seized on a British study titled Propaganda in the Next War, by British public relations expert Sidney Rogerson, as evidence of 'a basic plan to involve us in the next war'" (p. 29).

    https://mises.org/library/selling-war-british-propaganda-campaign-against-american-neutrality-world-war-ii-nicholas

     

  25. It doesn’t really matter, as PG says, that “some Americans are actually starting to figure things out.”
    The power that controls America -and the control is absolute- won’t let her go. America will be destroyed or she won’t be independent otherwise Israel will have to be a normal country and say goodbye to great Israel. Is anyone so naïve to believe that Zionists would let Israel become a normal country ?

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    • Replies: @Andrei Martyanov

    It doesn’t really matter, as PG says, that “some Americans are actually starting to figure things out.”
     
    It does. Long runs also matter, in fact, they are the most important thing. More woken up people--the better. Albeit at this stage the republic, as it pains me to say it, is lost.
  26. I always thought the 1860s war was The War Of Northern Agression.

    One theory about Kennedy’s killing is that it was done by Mrs Kennedy’s second husband Onassis.

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    • Replies: @bluedog
    Another theory was it was done by a little green man from Mars but that don't mean its so...
  27. War against Iran? North Korea? Those countries can fight back. That would be a major departure from their decades old playbook. If they do, it could be catastrophic for the elites, similar to how the Falklands War turned out for the Argentine junta in power then.

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  28. @War for Blair Mountain
    Phil

    It is very clear...beyond a shadow of doubt...that Donald Trump's allegiance is to Israel. Trump views the Native Born White Christian Working Class as canon fodder for Greater Israel.

    Necohen Donald Trump hates the Native Born White American Christian Working Class.

    Trump's MAGA!!! jobs program for the Native Born White Christian American Working Class is the CORPSES-STUFFED-IN-BODY-BAGS....flown back to crying Working Class Native Born White Christian American Mothers....while Neo-Cohen Trump's sons do $$$$$$$$$illion BIZNESS deals in Dubai....jet back to Palm Springs fo tennis...caviar....and back massages.....


    Trump is a fucking cockroach....


    We are dealing with a "LET-THEM-EAT- CAKE!!!" Administration.

    Haven’t you heard the draft ended in 1973?

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  29. I know it can be unfair to judge a book by its cover, but given all the plot spoilers we learn, Mr. Brennan looks typecast, exactly like the sort of person to play a stereotypical cinematic evil super spy.

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    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
    He wasn't even much of a spy - a desk officer for nearly his entire career
  30. I don’t think the globalists much care about nuking a few hundred million of what they see as the world’s deplorable disposables. Why should they? They believe they have nothing in common with us, except our money, which they intend continuing transferring to themselves with alacrity. As a nominally Christian country, you would have thought that there would be a recognition of the disease that’s come to afflict our governance – that love of money is the root of all evil. And how much of both has infected those of us for whom more is never enough.

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  31. @John Brown
    It doesn't really matter, as PG says, that "some Americans are actually starting to figure things out."
    The power that controls America -and the control is absolute- won't let her go. America will be destroyed or she won't be independent otherwise Israel will have to be a normal country and say goodbye to great Israel. Is anyone so naïve to believe that Zionists would let Israel become a normal country ?

    It doesn’t really matter, as PG says, that “some Americans are actually starting to figure things out.”

    It does. Long runs also matter, in fact, they are the most important thing. More woken up people–the better. Albeit at this stage the republic, as it pains me to say it, is lost.

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    • Replies: @John Brown
    In long run, as the clever fellow said, we are all dead. The republic, as you say, is lost at this stage. And tomorrow you won't have a Republic but you can always dream. For those who control america, people don't count. People exist to follow orders. What counts is the elite. The western elite (and that includes in part, Russian elite) is completely in pocket of the Zionists. People can wake up and start reading PG and listening to Ron Paul and that won't change nothing. It's too late.
    Only the Zionists can defeat themselves. America can go bankrupt for example..Let's hope She does before starting the III WW.
  32. @Fran Macadam
    I know it can be unfair to judge a book by its cover, but given all the plot spoilers we learn, Mr. Brennan looks typecast, exactly like the sort of person to play a stereotypical cinematic evil super spy.

    He wasn’t even much of a spy – a desk officer for nearly his entire career

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    • Replies: @Z-man
    To me Brennan looks like a typical NYC Irish cop. His persona/voice is not that impressive, when I've seen him give interviews or testimony, but then that's just my (not so humble) opinion. (Smile)
  33. @Kiza
    Judging by how all parties involved in terrorising Syria (US,Turkey,GCC, Israel) avoided getting deeper in, I can only imagine how much they would want someone else to pick up the money and death tab for the attack on Iran.

    Perhaps one more 911-style false flag organised by Israel could get US hunta to jump in and waste trillions of dollars and tens or even a few hundred of thousands of US lives by attacking Iran. Such false flag event is even a bit overdue, perhaps it is just waiting for Syria to be ripped apart first.

    I would estimate the likelihood of US regular troops now getting into Eastern Syria at about 95%. The French, British and Polish special forces are already training in Jordan to do an attack on Syria just as they did on Libya, but even with the Kurds in the North East, it is hard to imagine any war and occupation without the ordinary US troops in Syria.

    I hope it doesn’t come to this, BUT (and that’s a very big BUT), look for Israel to detonate a nuke in a European or American city, as another “false flag” operation, in order to get its own way.
    Israel has a very long history with nukes, will not submit to international inspection, and will not abide by IAEA guidelines. WHY??
    Israel could not produce its nukes, even if it wanted to, as they are not in Israel, but are distributed in major population centers throughout the world.
    The “Samson Option” is very real. A Jew Likudnik “loose cannon” could very well “light one off”. You can bet, that after a detonation, passports from Israel’s “favorite enemy of the month” will be found in the rubble…

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    • Agree: Stonehands
    • Replies: @Kiza

    You can bet, that after a detonation, passports from Israel’s “favorite enemy of the month” will be found in the rubble…
     
    Nah, the passports would be found on top of the rubble, miraculously unsinged, as if they dropped out of the chest pocket of the vicious terrorists just before their bodies got incinerated in the explosion.
  34. @Amanda
    Can you post more on the Nye Commission?? I think I recall something about Senator Nye maybe speaking out about that book Propaganda in the Next War, but I wasn't aware of a commission.
    Thanks

    It was called a committee, not a commission, my bad…Sorry.

    I hope this is what you may be seeking.

    Report of the Special Committee on Investigation of the Munitions Industry (The Nye Report), U.S. Congress, Senate, 74th Congress, 2nd sess., February 24, 1936, pp. 3-13.

    https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/nye.htm

    As for Propaganda in the Next War, I found this.:

    http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/PROPAGANDA_IN_THE_NEXT_WAR_FOREWORD.html

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  35. @The simple truth
    We are not going to have any semblance of peace in this world until the entire generation of filthy rotten scoundrels who lead the United States and its many vassal states in Europe and the Pacific either die of old age or are killed in a war of their own making. There will be few left to benefit in either case.

    I agree. Israel must be sanctioned

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    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    Let's not sanction Israel, or Russia, or Iran. Just stay neutral and respectful -- but well armed and prepared -- and try to increase mutually profitable trade and tourism with all of them.
  36. @Amanda
    Can you post more on the Nye Commission?? I think I recall something about Senator Nye maybe speaking out about that book Propaganda in the Next War, but I wasn't aware of a commission.
    Thanks

    Here, Cull might have made more use of an important book published in 1937. Cull does mention the work in question. “The American isolationists pressed their attack by once again raising the hue and cry against British propaganda. Senators William E. Borah and Gerald P. Nye seized on a British study titled Propaganda in the Next War, by British public relations expert Sidney Rogerson, as evidence of ‘a basic plan to involve us in the next war’” (p. 29).

    https://mises.org/library/selling-war-british-propaganda-campaign-against-american-neutrality-world-war-ii-nicholas

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  37. Donald Trump is a WAR CRIMINAL!!!….and and a cockroach to boot….Orangeous Hideous Headus Blattarious species…..

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  38. @Kiza
    Judging by how all parties involved in terrorising Syria (US,Turkey,GCC, Israel) avoided getting deeper in, I can only imagine how much they would want someone else to pick up the money and death tab for the attack on Iran.

    Perhaps one more 911-style false flag organised by Israel could get US hunta to jump in and waste trillions of dollars and tens or even a few hundred of thousands of US lives by attacking Iran. Such false flag event is even a bit overdue, perhaps it is just waiting for Syria to be ripped apart first.

    I would estimate the likelihood of US regular troops now getting into Eastern Syria at about 95%. The French, British and Polish special forces are already training in Jordan to do an attack on Syria just as they did on Libya, but even with the Kurds in the North East, it is hard to imagine any war and occupation without the ordinary US troops in Syria.

    Reading earlier that Assad has ask for Russian troops and its reported that Russia will send in armor and ground troops, I presume to counter act our build up there and perhaps we will get the war we want….

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  39. @Alden
    I always thought the 1860s war was The War Of Northern Agression.

    One theory about Kennedy's killing is that it was done by Mrs Kennedy's second husband Onassis.

    Another theory was it was done by a little green man from Mars but that don’t mean its so…

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    • Replies: @Alden
    A lot of people have made a good living all these years and not just the writers and publishers. Think of the paper and guys who work in the paper and ink factories. Book store clerks only make minimum wage but those Kennedy books kept a lot of people employed. Then consider the shipping and truck drivers etc.

    From the pro capitalist pro business point of view and the pro socialist workers point of view, those theories were good for everybody.

    Latest on TV is a retired Australian cop who thinks the secret service men driving the car and right behind Kennedy's car did it.
  40. The time is quickly approaching where a military coup is a necessity. If not the Russians and Chinese need to arm the Shia Crescent to the teeth for a long (hopefully Empire ending) quagmire. Also they need to give nukes to Iran or use them themselves. Its an affront to humanity if Israel survives this coming needless war. The nukes used on Israel need to be salted bombs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salted_bomb

    The world needs to get rid of Israel permanently.

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  41. what would you give up to save us from mexicans, blacks and other third world low-life?

    Would you give up on Israel’s Euphrates to the Nile?

    That is the question .

    Joe Webb

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  42. @Greg Bacon
    'Real men go to Tehran' and that's the game plan, now that Syria is mostly wrecked. Israel wants her American bitches to gin up some excuse to 'Shock and Awe' that nation, before we fall apart, financially, mentally, spiritually and physically from fighting all these 'Wars for Wall Street and Israel.'

    All of this was laid out 35 years ago by Oded Yinon in his "A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties."

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/pdf/The%20Zionist%20Plan%20for%20the%20Middle%20East.pdf

    Iraq's done, Syria is toast, so now it's time to bomb the Hell out of Iran, for the glory of Apartheid Israel.

    ” . . . Israel wants her American bitches to gin up some excuse to ‘Shock and Awe’ that nation, before we fall apart, financially, mentally, spiritually and physically from fighting all these ‘Wars for Wall Street and Israel.’”

    Israel–that criminal, racist Zionist entity–looks at the U.S. the way a dog looks at a lamppost–as something to piss on. They’ve been doing it since the Lavon Affair in the 1950s. Incredibly, the U.S. Government has always turned a blind eye to the Zionists’ perfidy. . . .

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  43. Yea, yea. I still have idiot friends who deride everything that went down in the Middle East over the last 15+ years, yet still say “Thank God we had W. Bush instead of Gore”. Yah, shorrre! Anyway, I almost didn’t read your article once I saw that you started it out like that, but in any case, despite a few valid points, I’m sorry to report that as I continued reading it never did get much better. You’ll all be wishing Hillary had won once it is November 7, 2018!

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    • Replies: @fish

    You’ll all be wishing Hillary had won once it is November 7, 2018!
     
    That's almost Tiny Duck level trolling.....!
    , @RadicalCenter
    Not in a million years.

    But I might be wishing that RAND PAUL had won the GOP nomination and then the general election. Leaning towards him for 2020, assuming that neither Congressman Justin Amash (Michigan) nor Congressman Thomas Massie (Kentucky) runs.

  44. Mossad Expert Accidentally Tells Truth in ‘Freudian Slip’?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIKEu4pnFZ4

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    • Replies: @annamaria
    Thank you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIKEu4pnFZ4
    Wow
  45. @Philip Giraldi
    He wasn't even much of a spy - a desk officer for nearly his entire career

    To me Brennan looks like a typical NYC Irish cop. His persona/voice is not that impressive, when I’ve seen him give interviews or testimony, but then that’s just my (not so humble) opinion. (Smile)

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  46. @Realist
    Most of the people in this country deserve what they are going to get. They are stupid on a stick.

    The masses are stupid everywhere. The problem is a hostile Elite leading them to destruction.

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    • Replies: @Realist
    There are two problems
    The masses are stupid
    The elite are moral less assholes.
  47. @NoseytheDuke
    15 mins well spent. Thanks.

    You are very welcome and this youtube channel is a great source on many topics and you should bookmark their channel and view some of their past work as well. Be blessed NoseytheDuke!

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  48. @Canslapper
    Yea, yea. I still have idiot friends who deride everything that went down in the Middle East over the last 15+ years, yet still say "Thank God we had W. Bush instead of Gore". Yah, shorrre! Anyway, I almost didn't read your article once I saw that you started it out like that, but in any case, despite a few valid points, I'm sorry to report that as I continued reading it never did get much better. You'll all be wishing Hillary had won once it is November 7, 2018!

    You’ll all be wishing Hillary had won once it is November 7, 2018!

    That’s almost Tiny Duck level trolling…..!

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    • Replies: @Canslapper
    Yes, tiny-duck code IS highly reusable! Are you an IT guy also fish? Anyway, yea; I can only take so much of "He really sucks (like we all knew he would), but at least SHE didn't win". Please ...
  49. @bluedog
    Another theory was it was done by a little green man from Mars but that don't mean its so...

    A lot of people have made a good living all these years and not just the writers and publishers. Think of the paper and guys who work in the paper and ink factories. Book store clerks only make minimum wage but those Kennedy books kept a lot of people employed. Then consider the shipping and truck drivers etc.

    From the pro capitalist pro business point of view and the pro socialist workers point of view, those theories were good for everybody.

    Latest on TV is a retired Australian cop who thinks the secret service men driving the car and right behind Kennedy’s car did it.

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    • Replies: @bluedog
    Well if nothing else it has kept those who followed him in line including the one we have now...
    , @annamaria
    Could you give a thought or two to the murder of Oswald and to the murder of Ruby?
  50. @Tom Welsh
    "Of all enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germs of every other. War is the parent of armies: from these proceed debt and taxes. And armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended. Its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds are added to those of subduing the force of the people… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare".

    - James Madison (Political Observations, Apr. 20, 1795 in: Letters and Other Writings of James Madison, vol. 4, p. 491 (1865)) (The USA has been at war for 93% of the years since 1776)

    I can’t even. It’s this year! That’s not who we are.

    (Unfortunately.)

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  51. @LondonBob
    There is some fun body language analysis of Clapper, Comey and Rogers.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZhYpuJgj4E
    Comey and Rogers, thick as thieves with Rogers the submissive one. They know something.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRqQq7vSp-g
    Clapper clearly lying and dissembling.

    I disagree that the neocons are back in charge, it is the Pentagon brain trust back in control. Jim Lobe had a good article on where they overlap, or not.
    http://lobelog.com/bannon-down-pentagon-up-neocons-in/

    That chick’s ideas come so slow that the cooling fan in my PC got its first rest in a week.

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  52. @NoseytheDuke
    The USA as we know it is doomed anyway. It's future role is to be used as a bludgeon to coerce all nations to agree to the NWO with those wonderful banking families sitting astride it all as the pillars of humanity. The American people will be kept at a level enabling them to contribute to the coffers of the permanent war state but will be treated ever more harshly should they dare to question or rebel.

    This might have been nipped in the bud had the people not gone along with the Warren Commission nonsense but they did and likewise the "investigation" of 9/11. Sad but true.

    I wish PG wouldn't refer the the war in Syria as a civil war given the levels of outside interference and foreign combatants. I also think the American "Civil War" should be called The American War of Succession but perhaps I'm just being pedantic whilst crying in my (already warm ;o) beer.

    The American Civil War as it proverbially called is actually called “The War for Southern Independence”.

    You are correct, this was hardly a civil war…

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  53. @Kiza
    I have a slightly different impression. The most important is to understand that public polls have not gotten any better than during the Presidential Elections. This, in turn, means that everything, absolutely everything that you read, hear or watch in the MSM, and especially the news about other people's opinions, are crap. The Zionist Jews have created a virtual reality in which everything is the way they want it to be. Only when this virtual reality crashes head-on with Russian or Chinese views or interests does it get a jolt, like interference in the picture of perfection.

    This does not mean that they are no stupid people a plenty, but I would not call them a majority. The majority simply shy away from confronting the Zionist virtual reality, that is they choose the blue pill in front of others mainly because one they do not see direct impact on their own wellbeing and two they doubt their own ability to affect change.

    If we want to affect a change, we need to work on both misconceptions of the majority.

    absolutely excellent point Kiza, thanks!!!

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  54. @Alden
    A lot of people have made a good living all these years and not just the writers and publishers. Think of the paper and guys who work in the paper and ink factories. Book store clerks only make minimum wage but those Kennedy books kept a lot of people employed. Then consider the shipping and truck drivers etc.

    From the pro capitalist pro business point of view and the pro socialist workers point of view, those theories were good for everybody.

    Latest on TV is a retired Australian cop who thinks the secret service men driving the car and right behind Kennedy's car did it.

    Well if nothing else it has kept those who followed him in line including the one we have now…

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  55. @Andrei Martyanov

    It doesn’t really matter, as PG says, that “some Americans are actually starting to figure things out.”
     
    It does. Long runs also matter, in fact, they are the most important thing. More woken up people--the better. Albeit at this stage the republic, as it pains me to say it, is lost.

    In long run, as the clever fellow said, we are all dead. The republic, as you say, is lost at this stage. And tomorrow you won’t have a Republic but you can always dream. For those who control america, people don’t count. People exist to follow orders. What counts is the elite. The western elite (and that includes in part, Russian elite) is completely in pocket of the Zionists. People can wake up and start reading PG and listening to Ron Paul and that won’t change nothing. It’s too late.
    Only the Zionists can defeat themselves. America can go bankrupt for example..Let’s hope She does before starting the III WW.

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    • Replies: @annamaria
    "Only the Zionists can defeat themselves." Hopefully, the can.
  56. @anarchyst
    I hope it doesn't come to this, BUT (and that's a very big BUT), look for Israel to detonate a nuke in a European or American city, as another "false flag" operation, in order to get its own way.
    Israel has a very long history with nukes, will not submit to international inspection, and will not abide by IAEA guidelines. WHY??
    Israel could not produce its nukes, even if it wanted to, as they are not in Israel, but are distributed in major population centers throughout the world.
    The "Samson Option" is very real. A Jew Likudnik "loose cannon" could very well "light one off". You can bet, that after a detonation, passports from Israel's "favorite enemy of the month" will be found in the rubble...

    You can bet, that after a detonation, passports from Israel’s “favorite enemy of the month” will be found in the rubble…

    Nah, the passports would be found on top of the rubble, miraculously unsinged, as if they dropped out of the chest pocket of the vicious terrorists just before their bodies got incinerated in the explosion.

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  57. @HBM
    The masses are stupid everywhere. The problem is a hostile Elite leading them to destruction.

    There are two problems
    The masses are stupid
    The elite are moral less assholes.

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  58. @Kiza
    I have a slightly different impression. The most important is to understand that public polls have not gotten any better than during the Presidential Elections. This, in turn, means that everything, absolutely everything that you read, hear or watch in the MSM, and especially the news about other people's opinions, are crap. The Zionist Jews have created a virtual reality in which everything is the way they want it to be. Only when this virtual reality crashes head-on with Russian or Chinese views or interests does it get a jolt, like interference in the picture of perfection.

    This does not mean that they are no stupid people a plenty, but I would not call them a majority. The majority simply shy away from confronting the Zionist virtual reality, that is they choose the blue pill in front of others mainly because one they do not see direct impact on their own wellbeing and two they doubt their own ability to affect change.

    If we want to affect a change, we need to work on both misconceptions of the majority.

    “This does not mean that they are no stupid people a plenty, but I would not call them a majority. The majority simply shy away from confronting the Zionist virtual reality, that is they choose the blue pill in front of others mainly because one they do not see direct impact on their own wellbeing and two they doubt their own ability to affect change.”

    That’s my point they’re stupid.

    “If we want to affect a change, we need to work on both misconceptions of the majority.”

    How do you propose that?

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    “If we want to affect a change, we need to work on both misconceptions of the majority.”
    How do you propose that?
     
    Talk and write (as I know you used to do). I have met several people who told me that I delivered the red pill to them since I swallowed mine in 1991. Nothing makes me more satisfied. Truth is the most universal weapon, and speaking/writing it is a revolutionary act in the times such as these. Do not get disheartened when people (initially) rubbish what you say/write. Those who are not dumb will eventually connect your dots with the reality in front of them. For some, this is instant, for others it may take years. My No.1 recommendation to people who I debate with - consume all MSM only and purely as enemy's territory. Anyone we save from the clutches of the Zio-virtual-reality is one less dummy to be milked blind. The resistance need a critical mass. It may take even generations, but the change is inevitable (our lives are small and short and not a good measure of things). The oppression never lasts forever.

    And do not get pessimistic or they win.
  59. @Tom Welsh
    "... Graham is currently advocating a preemptive attack on North Korea, conceding that it would be catastrophic for every country in the region while noting smugly that the carnage and destruction would not reach the United States".

    Oh, is that what he thinks? Maybe he should visit the Pentagon and have them brief him on the current state of ICBM weaponry.

    You’re right. It also seems that he forgets about little U.S. State called Hawaii, which will be well within reach of the Norks’ nuke missiles.

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  60. @anonymous
    The missile attack upon Syria could be seen as a way to lower domestic pressures without actually doing much of any substance. The targeted airfield reportedly was back in operation within a day. The heated exchange of rhetoric with the DPRK is a regular occurrence so it's not clear if it represents an actual qualitative change. We don't know what sort of actions are being contemplated by Trump's circle of advisors. As observers we're all guessing. Bluster and rage directed against other countries to show his domestic audience how tough he is? Or clumsy blundering that recklessly gets us into military conflict?
    Reality has a weight of it's own. First use of nuclear weapons would be crossing a huge red line. Conventional military force limits the US to being more realistic about what it can do. It's laughable to think the US could actually invade and occupy DPRK; the place is totally fortified. The US could drop a bunch of bombs and do some damage but that's about it, entrenching the current leadership ever more deeply for another fifty years or so. Historically, the US likes to pounce upon smaller or weakened prey. That's been it's winning strategy. Getting grandiose and biting off more than one can chew can only lead to buyer's regret.

    The US would have no problem invading North Korea, particularly if we dropped moral qualms about simply eradicating most of the population through ruthless & sustained conventional bombardment. Fortified or not, Pyongyang can be reduced to rubble with a population less than a quarter of what it is now, even without using nukes.

    Having said that, we should stay the Hell out of the Korean Peninsula and let China, Japan, and the Koreas sort it out.

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    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    The entire NK army will overrun Seoul. That is the only worry.
    , @Zzz

    if we dropped moral qualms about simply eradicating most of the population through ruthless & sustained conventional bombardment. Fortified or not, Pyongyang can be reduced to rubble with a population less than a quarter of what it is now, even without using nukes.
     
    You already did it. This is why we a here now.
  61. @anonymous
    The missile attack upon Syria could be seen as a way to lower domestic pressures without actually doing much of any substance. The targeted airfield reportedly was back in operation within a day. The heated exchange of rhetoric with the DPRK is a regular occurrence so it's not clear if it represents an actual qualitative change. We don't know what sort of actions are being contemplated by Trump's circle of advisors. As observers we're all guessing. Bluster and rage directed against other countries to show his domestic audience how tough he is? Or clumsy blundering that recklessly gets us into military conflict?
    Reality has a weight of it's own. First use of nuclear weapons would be crossing a huge red line. Conventional military force limits the US to being more realistic about what it can do. It's laughable to think the US could actually invade and occupy DPRK; the place is totally fortified. The US could drop a bunch of bombs and do some damage but that's about it, entrenching the current leadership ever more deeply for another fifty years or so. Historically, the US likes to pounce upon smaller or weakened prey. That's been it's winning strategy. Getting grandiose and biting off more than one can chew can only lead to buyer's regret.

    As for your first sentence: that is surely what we are all hoping, naïve as it may be if Trump turns out to be another mindless warmonger.

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  62. @Wally
    I agree. Israel must be sanctioned

    Let’s not sanction Israel, or Russia, or Iran. Just stay neutral and respectful — but well armed and prepared — and try to increase mutually profitable trade and tourism with all of them.

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  63. @Canslapper
    Yea, yea. I still have idiot friends who deride everything that went down in the Middle East over the last 15+ years, yet still say "Thank God we had W. Bush instead of Gore". Yah, shorrre! Anyway, I almost didn't read your article once I saw that you started it out like that, but in any case, despite a few valid points, I'm sorry to report that as I continued reading it never did get much better. You'll all be wishing Hillary had won once it is November 7, 2018!

    Not in a million years.

    But I might be wishing that RAND PAUL had won the GOP nomination and then the general election. Leaning towards him for 2020, assuming that neither Congressman Justin Amash (Michigan) nor Congressman Thomas Massie (Kentucky) runs.

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    Rand Paul buckled to the power of the Cabal in his run for the POTUS but I still respect him. Like I've said, Paul, Buchanan and Giraldi should make a point to communicate with the Trumpmeister as much as possible. Contact with Buchanan would have to be discrete but contact w/PG would have to be downright clandestine! (Grin)
  64. @RadicalCenter
    Not in a million years.

    But I might be wishing that RAND PAUL had won the GOP nomination and then the general election. Leaning towards him for 2020, assuming that neither Congressman Justin Amash (Michigan) nor Congressman Thomas Massie (Kentucky) runs.

    Rand Paul buckled to the power of the Cabal in his run for the POTUS but I still respect him. Like I’ve said, Paul, Buchanan and Giraldi should make a point to communicate with the Trumpmeister as much as possible. Contact with Buchanan would have to be discrete but contact w/PG would have to be downright clandestine! (Grin)

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    • Replies: @LondonBob
    Apparently Pat and Trump communicated regularly during his run, not since his election though. If he is surrounded by the wrong people he will continue to go the wrong way.
  65. @NoseytheDuke
    Not too much winning though as I can see, although the winners are those making a bloody buck, the egotists and the zealots. The American people have to be counted amongst the losers though, in terms of blood, treasure and those oh-so-rare and hard won Constitutional Rights.

    The BOR protects us from the Constitution.

    A physical State barrier used to seperate us- vs. this Parchment “legal” barrier..

    But…Now the State governments are merely administrative centers of Washington DC.

    “A goddamn scrap of paper” as so eloquently stated by George W. Tumblewad the 2nd.

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  66. @The Alarmist

    "... we are doomed as a nation."
     
    The Immigration Act of 1965 doomed us as a nation. I'm not too picky about when to date the demise of the Republic ... some put it at 1865, and others pick 1913. There is little doubt you could stick a fork in the Republic by 1945. But if it is any consolation, Rome, through Byzantium, soldiered on as an Empire for another Millenia before it was finally put down.

    The Immigration Act of 1965 doomed us as a nation.

    Indeed, but it was family reunification signed by none other than conservative stalwart Ronald Wilson Reagan that gave us chain migration which only compounded the IA of 1965. Legal immigration skyrocketed after this since before it was only around 200-300K annually and is now approximately 1.2 million not counting asylum seekers, refugees, visa overstayers and illegal aliens and Asian and Muslim maternity tourists who bear children on our soil to gain citizenship the cheap and easy way.

    Either way it has destroyed our cohesiveness and racial partition is the only solution.

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    Not only the family reunification but all those amnestied illegals were now a camels nose under the tent for that migration. Up until that amnesty, those illegals and all their relatives had no way to get in if the US wanted to keep them out.

    Prior to the amnesty most Mexican-Americans no longer had any significant ties to Mexico that could be used for family reunification. There might have been some distant cousins but no parents, children or siblings.
  67. United States of amnesia has become the Rocky and Bulwinkle show.
    Greta Article Mr Giraldi as usual .

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  68. @fish

    You’ll all be wishing Hillary had won once it is November 7, 2018!
     
    That's almost Tiny Duck level trolling.....!

    Yes, tiny-duck code IS highly reusable! Are you an IT guy also fish? Anyway, yea; I can only take so much of “He really sucks (like we all knew he would), but at least SHE didn’t win”. Please …

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  69. @Realist
    "This does not mean that they are no stupid people a plenty, but I would not call them a majority. The majority simply shy away from confronting the Zionist virtual reality, that is they choose the blue pill in front of others mainly because one they do not see direct impact on their own wellbeing and two they doubt their own ability to affect change."

    That's my point they're stupid.

    "If we want to affect a change, we need to work on both misconceptions of the majority."

    How do you propose that?

    “If we want to affect a change, we need to work on both misconceptions of the majority.”
    How do you propose that?

    Talk and write (as I know you used to do). I have met several people who told me that I delivered the red pill to them since I swallowed mine in 1991. Nothing makes me more satisfied. Truth is the most universal weapon, and speaking/writing it is a revolutionary act in the times such as these. Do not get disheartened when people (initially) rubbish what you say/write. Those who are not dumb will eventually connect your dots with the reality in front of them. For some, this is instant, for others it may take years. My No.1 recommendation to people who I debate with – consume all MSM only and purely as enemy’s territory. Anyone we save from the clutches of the Zio-virtual-reality is one less dummy to be milked blind. The resistance need a critical mass. It may take even generations, but the change is inevitable (our lives are small and short and not a good measure of things). The oppression never lasts forever.

    And do not get pessimistic or they win.

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  70. Nearly 40 million ‘legal’ immigrants into this country since 1965! The times they are-a-changing!!

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  71. @RadicalCenter
    The US would have no problem invading North Korea, particularly if we dropped moral qualms about simply eradicating most of the population through ruthless & sustained conventional bombardment. Fortified or not, Pyongyang can be reduced to rubble with a population less than a quarter of what it is now, even without using nukes.

    Having said that, we should stay the Hell out of the Korean Peninsula and let China, Japan, and the Koreas sort it out.

    The entire NK army will overrun Seoul. That is the only worry.

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  72. @KenH

    The Immigration Act of 1965 doomed us as a nation.
     
    Indeed, but it was family reunification signed by none other than conservative stalwart Ronald Wilson Reagan that gave us chain migration which only compounded the IA of 1965. Legal immigration skyrocketed after this since before it was only around 200-300K annually and is now approximately 1.2 million not counting asylum seekers, refugees, visa overstayers and illegal aliens and Asian and Muslim maternity tourists who bear children on our soil to gain citizenship the cheap and easy way.

    Either way it has destroyed our cohesiveness and racial partition is the only solution.

    Not only the family reunification but all those amnestied illegals were now a camels nose under the tent for that migration. Up until that amnesty, those illegals and all their relatives had no way to get in if the US wanted to keep them out.

    Prior to the amnesty most Mexican-Americans no longer had any significant ties to Mexico that could be used for family reunification. There might have been some distant cousins but no parents, children or siblings.

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  73. @The simple truth
    We are not going to have any semblance of peace in this world until the entire generation of filthy rotten scoundrels who lead the United States and its many vassal states in Europe and the Pacific either die of old age or are killed in a war of their own making. There will be few left to benefit in either case.

    New and improved Lysol: it’s “Hague”-scented to kill plutocratic plague! Helped shrink body-politic carcinomas in early clinical trials in 1945.

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  74. @NoseytheDuke
    The USA as we know it is doomed anyway. It's future role is to be used as a bludgeon to coerce all nations to agree to the NWO with those wonderful banking families sitting astride it all as the pillars of humanity. The American people will be kept at a level enabling them to contribute to the coffers of the permanent war state but will be treated ever more harshly should they dare to question or rebel.

    This might have been nipped in the bud had the people not gone along with the Warren Commission nonsense but they did and likewise the "investigation" of 9/11. Sad but true.

    I wish PG wouldn't refer the the war in Syria as a civil war given the levels of outside interference and foreign combatants. I also think the American "Civil War" should be called The American War of Succession but perhaps I'm just being pedantic whilst crying in my (already warm ;o) beer.

    Yes NoseytheDuke the Warren Commission was the template for the 9/11 Commission….Treason!

    I have long said that what really brought down the Twin Towers, Building Seven, Hit the Pentagon and finally crashed in a field in Pennslyvania, in honor of Arlen Spector, was indeed the same ‘Single Bullet” that was said to have gone through President Kennedy and John Connally!

    And that is the metaphorical truth!

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  75. @The Alarmist

    "... we are doomed as a nation."
     
    The Immigration Act of 1965 doomed us as a nation. I'm not too picky about when to date the demise of the Republic ... some put it at 1865, and others pick 1913. There is little doubt you could stick a fork in the Republic by 1945. But if it is any consolation, Rome, through Byzantium, soldiered on as an Empire for another Millenia before it was finally put down.

    Some date our demise to 1787: http://www.garynorth.com/philadelphia.pdf

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  76. What always happens is just this, which is what Lee Harvey Oswald thought he was doing. On the day Trump took office he was shown photos taken through gun sights of head shots from many different angles. Then he was shown photos of his family in the gun sites. I KNOW THIS FOR A FACT at least with LBJ, NIXON, CARTER. With Ford 3 times Manson girls had three misfires, they owed him for his cover up in JFK. Reagon told them f off and they nearly got him. RFK a mad Muslim when he had a chance to be president. With Trump I’m not in the loop but it all fits the plan. You may ask why do I feel safe to tell this….. Easy no one has ever believed our government to be so evil, but they are. If I’m a target for this it won’t be ‘re first time but being older I’m not so fast.

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  77. Another apparent Guardian source called GCHQ the “principal whistleblower”

    From the source:

    Instead both US and UK intelligence sources acknowledge that GCHQ played an early, prominent role in kickstarting the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation, which began in late July 2016.

    One source called the British eavesdropping agency the “principal whistleblower”.

    The Guardian has been told the FBI and the CIA were slow to appreciate the extensive nature of contacts between Trump’s team and Moscow ahead of the US election. This was in part due to US law that prohibits US agencies from examining the private communications of American citizens without warrants. “They are trained not to do this,” the source stressed.

    Trained, eh. Good doggie.

    And “whisteblowers” are now redefined as the guys providing kompromat.

    We are way gone. Way, way gone.

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    You want to know how this plays out. Some high level American spook who wants to get Trump says to his British counterpart. "You know we really want to get that Trump guy but we haven't got anything on him and we legally can't go after him" The British spook gets his crew to create this largely speculative dossier and have it make its way back to the spooks in the US.

    You wash my back....

    This "the FBI and CIA were slow to act" is BS cover. It was somebody there that instigated it but they have to play the part of the disinterested agency only acting when they have something of importance brought to them.
  78. @Kiza

    “If we want to affect a change, we need to work on both misconceptions of the majority.”
    How do you propose that?
     
    Talk and write (as I know you used to do). I have met several people who told me that I delivered the red pill to them since I swallowed mine in 1991. Nothing makes me more satisfied. Truth is the most universal weapon, and speaking/writing it is a revolutionary act in the times such as these. Do not get disheartened when people (initially) rubbish what you say/write. Those who are not dumb will eventually connect your dots with the reality in front of them. For some, this is instant, for others it may take years. My No.1 recommendation to people who I debate with - consume all MSM only and purely as enemy's territory. Anyone we save from the clutches of the Zio-virtual-reality is one less dummy to be milked blind. The resistance need a critical mass. It may take even generations, but the change is inevitable (our lives are small and short and not a good measure of things). The oppression never lasts forever.

    And do not get pessimistic or they win.

    What you suggest takes more time than we have.

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  79. @NoseytheDuke
    The USA as we know it is doomed anyway. It's future role is to be used as a bludgeon to coerce all nations to agree to the NWO with those wonderful banking families sitting astride it all as the pillars of humanity. The American people will be kept at a level enabling them to contribute to the coffers of the permanent war state but will be treated ever more harshly should they dare to question or rebel.

    This might have been nipped in the bud had the people not gone along with the Warren Commission nonsense but they did and likewise the "investigation" of 9/11. Sad but true.

    I wish PG wouldn't refer the the war in Syria as a civil war given the levels of outside interference and foreign combatants. I also think the American "Civil War" should be called The American War of Succession but perhaps I'm just being pedantic whilst crying in my (already warm ;o) beer.

    Face off in Syria:
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/syria-trump-trying-to-force-putin-to-capitulate/5586844
    The US is set to “intervene;” Israel-firsters are satisfied.

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  80. @Z-man
    Iran will not be that easy. It can happen, knowing the force of the Cabal, but even they would have a hard sell on their hands. First the other signatories to the deal will not support the US of ZA on attacking. The women run EU, Germany, Britain and hopefully Le Pen run France but Macron would fit right in also, lol. Second Russia will be supplying Iran with more lethal defensive arms including the S400 SAM's. And most importantly Iran ain't Eye-raq. Larger, more united and farther away from Joo land and easier to defend. So they may be mad enough to do it but it would be difficult and I'm hoping Donald comes to his senses and/or grows a pair and pushes back against the Satanic Neocohens.

    “Satanic Neocohens” – priceless
    Who would imagine some 20 years ago that Russia will be looked upon as a force of goodness against the force of US evil… Trump is a true American businessman, that is, he is a prefect opportunist. Don’t hold your breath re his miraculous transformation to a decent human being. The ZUSA corporate/financial cabal is preparing for going jugular against humanity at large.

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  81. @Kiza
    Judging by how all parties involved in terrorising Syria (US,Turkey,GCC, Israel) avoided getting deeper in, I can only imagine how much they would want someone else to pick up the money and death tab for the attack on Iran.

    Perhaps one more 911-style false flag organised by Israel could get US hunta to jump in and waste trillions of dollars and tens or even a few hundred of thousands of US lives by attacking Iran. Such false flag event is even a bit overdue, perhaps it is just waiting for Syria to be ripped apart first.

    I would estimate the likelihood of US regular troops now getting into Eastern Syria at about 95%. The French, British and Polish special forces are already training in Jordan to do an attack on Syria just as they did on Libya, but even with the Kurds in the North East, it is hard to imagine any war and occupation without the ordinary US troops in Syria.

    Surely a “one more 911-style false flag” is dreamt about by the usual suspects – Mossad/CIA – but they are watched after now. Have we heard recently about MH17? The White Helmet-staged “sarin attack” has been debunked (by the fearless Postol) and it is hard to put the genie back. The current state of surveillance technology makes it rather impossible for the psychopaths-in-charge to leave not their fingerprints.

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    You are too optimistic annamarina. As long as they control their MSM, any claim is possible, even a deja vu lie of less than three years ago of a Syrian Government Sarin gas attack, which tasted like a re-heated potato dinner.

    Regarding MH17 I just came across an old analysis by what appears to be a retired Russian air defence colonel Ralf Rudolph. Although this analysis does not agree with the MSM preparations for the civilian airliner shootdown and the cui bono need of the enemies of Russia to introduce major EU sanctions, I still find this theory of the accidental shootdown quite possible, but not probable. Technically and procedurally the below scenario is possible.

    On July 17, the 156th Regiment of the Ukrainian air defense troops seems to have had orders to carry out a Buk launch unit exercise to protect the approach of National Guard troops and the Ukrainian Army in the Donetsk area. In training mode the entire process of detecting a target up to the launch of a missile had to be exercised. However, the launch of a real missile wasn’t planned. Two Su-25 from the 229th squadron of tactical air forces Nikolayev took off from Dnepropetrovsk to represent targets. As one of the Su-25’s flew into the detection range of the Kupol radar system it was followed and taken under surveillance. Coordinates were transmitted to a missile launch vehicle. Coincidentally, the flight paths of the Boeing 777 and the Su-25 crossed at different heights. The radar of the missile launch vehicle is designed in a way it always uses the most intense reflected radar beam (operational regime of “narrow beam”) and the radar system automatically switches to the largest target. Because of the immense size differences of both aircraft the moment their routes crossed the missiles were thus directed towards the Boeing. Employees of the Ukrainian Secret Service now have to find out why the unplanned missile launch took place. On that fatal day at 9:30pm the commander and crew of the Buk launch vehicle were taken into custody and meanwhile it became known that the flight controller at the Nikolayev airbase tower on duty July 17th has vanished.

    As long as the radar tracked the Ukrainian Su-25 due to the “Friend-foe identification system” it was identified as a friend which automatically blocks the start of any missile. But the moment the radar started following the Boeing the response signal never came because the Malaysian plane doesn’t have this response facility. The launch of a missile is possible when the start button was pressed for training purposes before.
  82. @Alden
    A lot of people have made a good living all these years and not just the writers and publishers. Think of the paper and guys who work in the paper and ink factories. Book store clerks only make minimum wage but those Kennedy books kept a lot of people employed. Then consider the shipping and truck drivers etc.

    From the pro capitalist pro business point of view and the pro socialist workers point of view, those theories were good for everybody.

    Latest on TV is a retired Australian cop who thinks the secret service men driving the car and right behind Kennedy's car did it.

    Could you give a thought or two to the murder of Oswald and to the murder of Ruby?

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  83. @John Brown
    In long run, as the clever fellow said, we are all dead. The republic, as you say, is lost at this stage. And tomorrow you won't have a Republic but you can always dream. For those who control america, people don't count. People exist to follow orders. What counts is the elite. The western elite (and that includes in part, Russian elite) is completely in pocket of the Zionists. People can wake up and start reading PG and listening to Ron Paul and that won't change nothing. It's too late.
    Only the Zionists can defeat themselves. America can go bankrupt for example..Let's hope She does before starting the III WW.

    “Only the Zionists can defeat themselves.” Hopefully, the can.

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  84. @Z-man
    Rand Paul buckled to the power of the Cabal in his run for the POTUS but I still respect him. Like I've said, Paul, Buchanan and Giraldi should make a point to communicate with the Trumpmeister as much as possible. Contact with Buchanan would have to be discrete but contact w/PG would have to be downright clandestine! (Grin)

    Apparently Pat and Trump communicated regularly during his run, not since his election though. If he is surrounded by the wrong people he will continue to go the wrong way.

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  85. @annamaria
    Surely a "one more 911-style false flag" is dreamt about by the usual suspects - Mossad/CIA - but they are watched after now. Have we heard recently about MH17? The White Helmet-staged "sarin attack" has been debunked (by the fearless Postol) and it is hard to put the genie back. The current state of surveillance technology makes it rather impossible for the psychopaths-in-charge to leave not their fingerprints.

    You are too optimistic annamarina. As long as they control their MSM, any claim is possible, even a deja vu lie of less than three years ago of a Syrian Government Sarin gas attack, which tasted like a re-heated potato dinner.

    Regarding MH17 I just came across an old analysis by what appears to be a retired Russian air defence colonel Ralf Rudolph. Although this analysis does not agree with the MSM preparations for the civilian airliner shootdown and the cui bono need of the enemies of Russia to introduce major EU sanctions, I still find this theory of the accidental shootdown quite possible, but not probable. Technically and procedurally the below scenario is possible.

    On July 17, the 156th Regiment of the Ukrainian air defense troops seems to have had orders to carry out a Buk launch unit exercise to protect the approach of National Guard troops and the Ukrainian Army in the Donetsk area. In training mode the entire process of detecting a target up to the launch of a missile had to be exercised. However, the launch of a real missile wasn’t planned. Two Su-25 from the 229th squadron of tactical air forces Nikolayev took off from Dnepropetrovsk to represent targets. As one of the Su-25’s flew into the detection range of the Kupol radar system it was followed and taken under surveillance. Coordinates were transmitted to a missile launch vehicle. Coincidentally, the flight paths of the Boeing 777 and the Su-25 crossed at different heights. The radar of the missile launch vehicle is designed in a way it always uses the most intense reflected radar beam (operational regime of “narrow beam”) and the radar system automatically switches to the largest target. Because of the immense size differences of both aircraft the moment their routes crossed the missiles were thus directed towards the Boeing. Employees of the Ukrainian Secret Service now have to find out why the unplanned missile launch took place. On that fatal day at 9:30pm the commander and crew of the Buk launch vehicle were taken into custody and meanwhile it became known that the flight controller at the Nikolayev airbase tower on duty July 17th has vanished.

    As long as the radar tracked the Ukrainian Su-25 due to the “Friend-foe identification system” it was identified as a friend which automatically blocks the start of any missile. But the moment the radar started following the Boeing the response signal never came because the Malaysian plane doesn’t have this response facility. The launch of a missile is possible when the start button was pressed for training purposes before.

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    • Replies: @annamaria
    I am afraid that you are correct. Here is a desperate voice of Paul Craig Roberts: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/04/26/trump-now-captive-deep-state/
    "I spent a quarter century in Washington. The evil that is in control there at the present time is unprecedented. I have never seen anything like it."
  86. @El Dato

    Another apparent Guardian source called GCHQ the “principal whistleblower”
     
    From the source:

    Instead both US and UK intelligence sources acknowledge that GCHQ played an early, prominent role in kickstarting the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation, which began in late July 2016.

    One source called the British eavesdropping agency the “principal whistleblower”.

    The Guardian has been told the FBI and the CIA were slow to appreciate the extensive nature of contacts between Trump’s team and Moscow ahead of the US election. This was in part due to US law that prohibits US agencies from examining the private communications of American citizens without warrants. “They are trained not to do this,” the source stressed.
     
    Trained, eh. Good doggie.

    And "whisteblowers" are now redefined as the guys providing kompromat.

    We are way gone. Way, way gone.

    You want to know how this plays out. Some high level American spook who wants to get Trump says to his British counterpart. “You know we really want to get that Trump guy but we haven’t got anything on him and we legally can’t go after him” The British spook gets his crew to create this largely speculative dossier and have it make its way back to the spooks in the US.

    You wash my back….

    This “the FBI and CIA were slow to act” is BS cover. It was somebody there that instigated it but they have to play the part of the disinterested agency only acting when they have something of importance brought to them.

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    • Replies: @Eagle Eye

    Some high level American spook who wants to get Trump says to his British counterpart. “You know we really want to get that Trump guy but we haven’t got anything on him and we legally can’t go after him”
     
    Agree - note also that July 2016 is quite LATE in the election cycle. One recalls that the boss of Mi6 resigned abruptly after Trump won.
  87. “The boneheaded cruise missile attack in Syria would have occurred even earlier under President Rodham Clinton and there would undoubtedly be no-fly and safe zones already in place. Oh, and Ukraine and Georgia would be negotiating their entries into NATO”

    Exactly. The same can be said of Trump’s policy toward Israel and Iran — Hillary would have done more and worse.

    We did not have any good choices. Partisans argue about least bad by seeing only the bad in the other side, and noticing only the lies told by the other side.

    Our real problem in foreign policy is The Blob, that was shaken briefly but has recovered. That is something that remains to be fixed. The establishments of both parties are committed to not fixing it.

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    • Agree: Seamus Padraig
    • Replies: @Barzini
    The late Joseph Sobran used to characterize American presidential elections as contests between Uday and Kusay.
    , @RobinG
    DESTRUCTION OF SYRIA: MADE IN USA

    Photojournalist's report documents terrorist cache of US weapons -
    https://bsnews.info/western-backed-terrorists-attempts-destroy-syria/

    "The buildings in eastern Aleppo and the Al Khaldeeye district in northern Homs were destroyed by ‘hell cannon’ missiles, improvised from gas canisters filled with rusty nails and ballbearings. Following the liberation of Aleppo in December 2016 the Syrian Arab Army also discovered weapons caches comprising sophisticated anti-tank and surface to air missiles, all kindly supplied by the USA"
    , @Z-man
    Don't beat around the bush man, just spit it out!! 'Blob'?, c'mon man call a spade a spade! Don't worry nobody is gonna snitch on you!!
  88. I am tired of hearing that McCain and Graham are nuts. It is almost universal that these two idiots are shameless satanic senators. This brings up to our system of government; 1- why their colleagues allow them to stay on? 2- why they get reelected? 3- who elects them? 4- Is it possible that Arizona and N. Carolina are two states full of idiots?

    I voted for Trump, but after he bombed Syria, and lied to us about a Muslim Brotherhood girl called Higazi, I dropped him as an honorable leader. I will never vote for him again, and will never vote again in any election. We live in a sham democracy that prides itself about freedom of speech and freedoms of the press …. a bunch of lies.

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    • Agree: Stonehands
    • Replies: @Paul C.
    Correct. We live in a satanic world. The psychopaths control all the central banks and therefore control society (gov't, media, corporations and everything else). They follow the Talmud and The Protocols of Elders of Zion. Until this changes, we're all living in a false reality.
    , @H Parnell
    Please! Graham is the senator from SOUTH Carolina. Don't slander people here in NC like that! I for one used to vote religiously for Jesse Helms, the great Senator No.
  89. Todays’s (4/26) article in Sputnik

    Russia Has Withdrawn Almost Half of Its Air Group From Syria’s Hmeymim Airbase
    https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201704261053021976-russia-withdraws-aircraft-syria/

    What are they really saying? We know that Russia reduced number of planes in March 2016 but it was 1 year ago, so why are they taking about the withdrawal of forces from Syria now? Now, which is few weeks after Trump bombing Syria with impunity.

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    • Replies: @Andrei Martyanov

    What are they really saying?
     
    Absolutely nothing of significance. Don't read too much in things. Again, Pskov or Ivanovo Divisions could be deployed really fast;-)
  90. I am worried about the next 90 days, but even more worried about the next 17 days. May 13, which is 17 days from today, is the 100th anniversary of the Virgin Mary’s appearance at Fatima, Portugal. Those of us who have studied these apparitions and take them seriously suspect that we could see some rather dramatic events of a very bad nature starting to unfold on that exact day. Among other things, the Virgin Mary warned that at some time in what for us is probably the very near future, a number of nations around the world could be annihilated. Could May 13, 2017 be the day it all happens?

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    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
    I plan to slaughter a goat to check its entrails and see if it confirms your claim. I shall also closely inspect the shape of the liver and get back to you. Thanks
  91. @Mark Thomason
    "The boneheaded cruise missile attack in Syria would have occurred even earlier under President Rodham Clinton and there would undoubtedly be no-fly and safe zones already in place. Oh, and Ukraine and Georgia would be negotiating their entries into NATO"

    Exactly. The same can be said of Trump's policy toward Israel and Iran -- Hillary would have done more and worse.

    We did not have any good choices. Partisans argue about least bad by seeing only the bad in the other side, and noticing only the lies told by the other side.

    Our real problem in foreign policy is The Blob, that was shaken briefly but has recovered. That is something that remains to be fixed. The establishments of both parties are committed to not fixing it.

    The late Joseph Sobran used to characterize American presidential elections as contests between Uday and Kusay.

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  92. @Mark Thomason
    "The boneheaded cruise missile attack in Syria would have occurred even earlier under President Rodham Clinton and there would undoubtedly be no-fly and safe zones already in place. Oh, and Ukraine and Georgia would be negotiating their entries into NATO"

    Exactly. The same can be said of Trump's policy toward Israel and Iran -- Hillary would have done more and worse.

    We did not have any good choices. Partisans argue about least bad by seeing only the bad in the other side, and noticing only the lies told by the other side.

    Our real problem in foreign policy is The Blob, that was shaken briefly but has recovered. That is something that remains to be fixed. The establishments of both parties are committed to not fixing it.

    DESTRUCTION OF SYRIA: MADE IN USA

    Photojournalist’s report documents terrorist cache of US weapons -
    https://bsnews.info/western-backed-terrorists-attempts-destroy-syria/

    “The buildings in eastern Aleppo and the Al Khaldeeye district in northern Homs were destroyed by ‘hell cannon’ missiles, improvised from gas canisters filled with rusty nails and ballbearings. Following the liberation of Aleppo in December 2016 the Syrian Arab Army also discovered weapons caches comprising sophisticated anti-tank and surface to air missiles, all kindly supplied by the USA

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  93. @RadicalCenter
    The US would have no problem invading North Korea, particularly if we dropped moral qualms about simply eradicating most of the population through ruthless & sustained conventional bombardment. Fortified or not, Pyongyang can be reduced to rubble with a population less than a quarter of what it is now, even without using nukes.

    Having said that, we should stay the Hell out of the Korean Peninsula and let China, Japan, and the Koreas sort it out.

    if we dropped moral qualms about simply eradicating most of the population through ruthless & sustained conventional bombardment. Fortified or not, Pyongyang can be reduced to rubble with a population less than a quarter of what it is now, even without using nukes.

    You already did it. This is why we a here now.

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  94. @Mark Thomason
    "The boneheaded cruise missile attack in Syria would have occurred even earlier under President Rodham Clinton and there would undoubtedly be no-fly and safe zones already in place. Oh, and Ukraine and Georgia would be negotiating their entries into NATO"

    Exactly. The same can be said of Trump's policy toward Israel and Iran -- Hillary would have done more and worse.

    We did not have any good choices. Partisans argue about least bad by seeing only the bad in the other side, and noticing only the lies told by the other side.

    Our real problem in foreign policy is The Blob, that was shaken briefly but has recovered. That is something that remains to be fixed. The establishments of both parties are committed to not fixing it.

    Don’t beat around the bush man, just spit it out!! ‘Blob’?, c’mon man call a spade a spade! Don’t worry nobody is gonna snitch on you!!

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  95. The Donald isn’t John Brown! The latter was willing to lay down his life along with his adult sons’ lives for the cause he so endeared. The bon vivant in the White House has no endearing principles of his own other than that of a narcissist and is NOT going to sacrifice his life for the false promises made during the heat of the presidential campaign. His principal objective, based on his financial activities as a civilian, would be to further enrich himself (family) and the coterie of supporters who has helped him secure the exalted office of presidency. The Deplorables shouldn’t be surprised at the turn of events…

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    • Replies: @annamaria
    Agree. He is a regular American corporatist for whom the sense of honor is a hindrance
  96. @utu
    Todays's (4/26) article in Sputnik

    Russia Has Withdrawn Almost Half of Its Air Group From Syria's Hmeymim Airbase
    https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201704261053021976-russia-withdraws-aircraft-syria/

    What are they really saying? We know that Russia reduced number of planes in March 2016 but it was 1 year ago, so why are they taking about the withdrawal of forces from Syria now? Now, which is few weeks after Trump bombing Syria with impunity.

    What are they really saying?

    Absolutely nothing of significance. Don’t read too much in things. Again, Pskov or Ivanovo Divisions could be deployed really fast;-)

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    • Replies: @utu

    Absolutely nothing of significance. Don’t read too much in things. Again, Pskov or Ivanovo Divisions could be deployed really fast;-)
     
    Thanks for your comment. Time will show.
  97. @Kiza
    You are too optimistic annamarina. As long as they control their MSM, any claim is possible, even a deja vu lie of less than three years ago of a Syrian Government Sarin gas attack, which tasted like a re-heated potato dinner.

    Regarding MH17 I just came across an old analysis by what appears to be a retired Russian air defence colonel Ralf Rudolph. Although this analysis does not agree with the MSM preparations for the civilian airliner shootdown and the cui bono need of the enemies of Russia to introduce major EU sanctions, I still find this theory of the accidental shootdown quite possible, but not probable. Technically and procedurally the below scenario is possible.

    On July 17, the 156th Regiment of the Ukrainian air defense troops seems to have had orders to carry out a Buk launch unit exercise to protect the approach of National Guard troops and the Ukrainian Army in the Donetsk area. In training mode the entire process of detecting a target up to the launch of a missile had to be exercised. However, the launch of a real missile wasn’t planned. Two Su-25 from the 229th squadron of tactical air forces Nikolayev took off from Dnepropetrovsk to represent targets. As one of the Su-25’s flew into the detection range of the Kupol radar system it was followed and taken under surveillance. Coordinates were transmitted to a missile launch vehicle. Coincidentally, the flight paths of the Boeing 777 and the Su-25 crossed at different heights. The radar of the missile launch vehicle is designed in a way it always uses the most intense reflected radar beam (operational regime of “narrow beam”) and the radar system automatically switches to the largest target. Because of the immense size differences of both aircraft the moment their routes crossed the missiles were thus directed towards the Boeing. Employees of the Ukrainian Secret Service now have to find out why the unplanned missile launch took place. On that fatal day at 9:30pm the commander and crew of the Buk launch vehicle were taken into custody and meanwhile it became known that the flight controller at the Nikolayev airbase tower on duty July 17th has vanished.

    As long as the radar tracked the Ukrainian Su-25 due to the “Friend-foe identification system” it was identified as a friend which automatically blocks the start of any missile. But the moment the radar started following the Boeing the response signal never came because the Malaysian plane doesn’t have this response facility. The launch of a missile is possible when the start button was pressed for training purposes before.

    I am afraid that you are correct. Here is a desperate voice of Paul Craig Roberts: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/04/26/trump-now-captive-deep-state/
    “I spent a quarter century in Washington. The evil that is in control there at the present time is unprecedented. I have never seen anything like it.”

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  98. @War for Blair Mountain
    Phil

    It is very clear...beyond a shadow of doubt...that Donald Trump's allegiance is to Israel. Trump views the Native Born White Christian Working Class as canon fodder for Greater Israel.

    Necohen Donald Trump hates the Native Born White American Christian Working Class.

    Trump's MAGA!!! jobs program for the Native Born White Christian American Working Class is the CORPSES-STUFFED-IN-BODY-BAGS....flown back to crying Working Class Native Born White Christian American Mothers....while Neo-Cohen Trump's sons do $$$$$$$$$illion BIZNESS deals in Dubai....jet back to Palm Springs fo tennis...caviar....and back massages.....


    Trump is a fucking cockroach....


    We are dealing with a "LET-THEM-EAT- CAKE!!!" Administration.

    You forgot the ‘Happy Endings’ along with back massages…

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  99. @Man on the street
    I am tired of hearing that McCain and Graham are nuts. It is almost universal that these two idiots are shameless satanic senators. This brings up to our system of government; 1- why their colleagues allow them to stay on? 2- why they get reelected? 3- who elects them? 4- Is it possible that Arizona and N. Carolina are two states full of idiots?

    I voted for Trump, but after he bombed Syria, and lied to us about a Muslim Brotherhood girl called Higazi, I dropped him as an honorable leader. I will never vote for him again, and will never vote again in any election. We live in a sham democracy that prides itself about freedom of speech and freedoms of the press .... a bunch of lies.

    Correct. We live in a satanic world. The psychopaths control all the central banks and therefore control society (gov’t, media, corporations and everything else). They follow the Talmud and The Protocols of Elders of Zion. Until this changes, we’re all living in a false reality.

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    • Replies: @Junior

    We live in a satanic world. The psychopaths control all the central banks and therefore control society (gov’t, media, corporations and everything else).
     
    There's an interview that just came out last week from an extremely high-level "Elite" Dutch Banker in which he discusses exactly this. The turning point for him came when they attempted to get him to engage in child sacrifice for him to be allowed access into the next level.

    An incredibly powerful interview that EVERYONE should check out.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEpcY5JU120
    , @Stonehands
    We must replace the jewish notion that money is king, with the Aryan one that excellence is king.
    , @NoseytheDuke
    It does seem to be an amazing coincidence that the claimed hoax Protocols appear to be being followed to the letter.
  100. @Pachyderm Pachyderma
    The Donald isn't John Brown! The latter was willing to lay down his life along with his adult sons' lives for the cause he so endeared. The bon vivant in the White House has no endearing principles of his own other than that of a narcissist and is NOT going to sacrifice his life for the false promises made during the heat of the presidential campaign. His principal objective, based on his financial activities as a civilian, would be to further enrich himself (family) and the coterie of supporters who has helped him secure the exalted office of presidency. The Deplorables shouldn't be surprised at the turn of events...

    Agree. He is a regular American corporatist for whom the sense of honor is a hindrance

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  101. @MarkinLA
    You want to know how this plays out. Some high level American spook who wants to get Trump says to his British counterpart. "You know we really want to get that Trump guy but we haven't got anything on him and we legally can't go after him" The British spook gets his crew to create this largely speculative dossier and have it make its way back to the spooks in the US.

    You wash my back....

    This "the FBI and CIA were slow to act" is BS cover. It was somebody there that instigated it but they have to play the part of the disinterested agency only acting when they have something of importance brought to them.

    Some high level American spook who wants to get Trump says to his British counterpart. “You know we really want to get that Trump guy but we haven’t got anything on him and we legally can’t go after him”

    Agree – note also that July 2016 is quite LATE in the election cycle. One recalls that the boss of Mi6 resigned abruptly after Trump won.

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    • Replies: @anarchyst
    That "information sharing" between countries has been going on for decades. It is a loosely-guarded secret that British intelligence was spying on American citizens because our intelligence agencies were prohibited from spying on Americans by law. We returned the favor by spying on British subjects, when requested to...
    , @Eagle Eye
    In this case (as in many others) the actual surveillance was carried out in parallel by CIA/NSA.

    The role of Mi6 was to provide identical material (under remote control from Washington) for plausible deniability of the domestic U.S. efforts.
  102. @Eagle Eye

    Some high level American spook who wants to get Trump says to his British counterpart. “You know we really want to get that Trump guy but we haven’t got anything on him and we legally can’t go after him”
     
    Agree - note also that July 2016 is quite LATE in the election cycle. One recalls that the boss of Mi6 resigned abruptly after Trump won.

    That “information sharing” between countries has been going on for decades. It is a loosely-guarded secret that British intelligence was spying on American citizens because our intelligence agencies were prohibited from spying on Americans by law. We returned the favor by spying on British subjects, when requested to…

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  103. @Eagle Eye

    Some high level American spook who wants to get Trump says to his British counterpart. “You know we really want to get that Trump guy but we haven’t got anything on him and we legally can’t go after him”
     
    Agree - note also that July 2016 is quite LATE in the election cycle. One recalls that the boss of Mi6 resigned abruptly after Trump won.

    In this case (as in many others) the actual surveillance was carried out in parallel by CIA/NSA.

    The role of Mi6 was to provide identical material (under remote control from Washington) for plausible deniability of the domestic U.S. efforts.

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  104. @Man on the street
    I am tired of hearing that McCain and Graham are nuts. It is almost universal that these two idiots are shameless satanic senators. This brings up to our system of government; 1- why their colleagues allow them to stay on? 2- why they get reelected? 3- who elects them? 4- Is it possible that Arizona and N. Carolina are two states full of idiots?

    I voted for Trump, but after he bombed Syria, and lied to us about a Muslim Brotherhood girl called Higazi, I dropped him as an honorable leader. I will never vote for him again, and will never vote again in any election. We live in a sham democracy that prides itself about freedom of speech and freedoms of the press .... a bunch of lies.

    Please! Graham is the senator from SOUTH Carolina. Don’t slander people here in NC like that! I for one used to vote religiously for Jesse Helms, the great Senator No.

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  105. @anarchyst
    That "information sharing" between countries has been going on for decades. It is a loosely-guarded secret that British intelligence was spying on American citizens because our intelligence agencies were prohibited from spying on Americans by law. We returned the favor by spying on British subjects, when requested to...

    You are completely correct

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  106. Sorry but Trump is not looking good.

    Trump’s only success so far are things he promised NOT to do. He campaigned on less military adventurism, working with Russia, and ME peace.

    What have we gotten – big bombings in Syria and Afghanistan – antagonism against Russia, N Korea on the edge of war, daily propaganda attacks on Iran, and putting the Jew Kushners in charge of peace with Palestine (what a cruel hoax).

    What about domestic campaign achievements – NONE – no wall – no stopping ME immigration – real tax reform in doubt – job growth anemic – clean the swamp, NOT – world respect for America down – and “bringing people together” is a joke.

    For sure he has been viciously attacked by the Jew mainstream establishment and he is not respected by those with power. (Hmm – in the eyes of real people, what part of that is his doing?)

    Trump needs respect – he needs to win something big for the people and for America’s future – not swamp ZOG (Zionist Occupied Government).

    Peace — Art

    (Running the American government is very very important – not a family affair – he needs to get the Kushners out of the White House.)

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    • Replies: @Z-man
    He needs to get back to what got him there and fire some of those deep state snakes in his own administration and declare war on some of the shills in the Republitard party. Get back to your TV days Donald and FIRE somebody. We already talked about the Kushners, eject!
    He will only get respect from his enemies, the Neocons, shitlibs, etc. if he's as nasty as them. Take no prisoners Donny.
    What ever the hell made him pick that Hindu shit Nikki Haley to be his UN ambassador??
    Geesh I'm gonna be sick...
    Wink
  107. @Art
    Sorry but Trump is not looking good.

    Trump’s only success so far are things he promised NOT to do. He campaigned on less military adventurism, working with Russia, and ME peace.

    What have we gotten – big bombings in Syria and Afghanistan – antagonism against Russia, N Korea on the edge of war, daily propaganda attacks on Iran, and putting the Jew Kushners in charge of peace with Palestine (what a cruel hoax).

    What about domestic campaign achievements – NONE – no wall – no stopping ME immigration – real tax reform in doubt – job growth anemic – clean the swamp, NOT – world respect for America down – and “bringing people together” is a joke.

    For sure he has been viciously attacked by the Jew mainstream establishment and he is not respected by those with power. (Hmm - in the eyes of real people, what part of that is his doing?)

    Trump needs respect – he needs to win something big for the people and for America’s future – not swamp ZOG (Zionist Occupied Government).

    Peace --- Art

    (Running the American government is very very important – not a family affair – he needs to get the Kushners out of the White House.)

    He needs to get back to what got him there and fire some of those deep state snakes in his own administration and declare war on some of the shills in the Republitard party. Get back to your TV days Donald and FIRE somebody. We already talked about the Kushners, eject!
    He will only get respect from his enemies, the Neocons, shitlibs, etc. if he’s as nasty as them. Take no prisoners Donny.
    What ever the hell made him pick that Hindu shit Nikki Haley to be his UN ambassador??
    Geesh I’m gonna be sick…
    Wink

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  108. Now I’m getting a better sense as to why some here were so hot to trot on Trump, and it has little to do with support for his immigration, trade, and foreign (no more regime change) policies.

    Trump and Pence had a Jewish connection before a political one — and it’s steeped in the Holocaust

    The president and vice president have long, close ties to an extended Jewish family– the Hasten/Kushner clan– that has a deep experience of the Holocaust and intimate connections to Benjamin Netanyahu, the rightwing Israeli prime minister.

    http://mondoweiss.net/2017/04/connection-political-holocaust/

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    • Replies: @Art
    geokat62,

    That is a great article exposing Pence as a poodle of a Jew moneybags.

    I have read in several different places, that Ivanka and Jared Kushner were influential in Pence becoming VP.

    Jews buying influence from weak elite personages is as old as time.

    Israel came about because Truman had him a Jew. Rubio has one too.

    Peace --- Art

    p.s. Every elected official in Stockholm DC is in some way a ZOG employee.

    p.s. Not many are true believers in Jew victimhood – most just drop their drawers and get reelected next time. All let America suffer the consequences.

    , @iffen
    Now I’m getting a better sense as to why some here were so hot to trot on Trump,


    :)

  109. @Andrei Martyanov

    What are they really saying?
     
    Absolutely nothing of significance. Don't read too much in things. Again, Pskov or Ivanovo Divisions could be deployed really fast;-)

    Absolutely nothing of significance. Don’t read too much in things. Again, Pskov or Ivanovo Divisions could be deployed really fast;-)

    Thanks for your comment. Time will show.

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    • Replies: @Kiza
    Rotation perhaps? If so then the Russians are copying the old US trick of troop reduction to increase them. Why invent or change the tricks if they work?
  110. @Paul C.
    Correct. We live in a satanic world. The psychopaths control all the central banks and therefore control society (gov't, media, corporations and everything else). They follow the Talmud and The Protocols of Elders of Zion. Until this changes, we're all living in a false reality.

    We live in a satanic world. The psychopaths control all the central banks and therefore control society (gov’t, media, corporations and everything else).

    There’s an interview that just came out last week from an extremely high-level “Elite” Dutch Banker in which he discusses exactly this. The turning point for him came when they attempted to get him to engage in child sacrifice for him to be allowed access into the next level.

    An incredibly powerful interview that EVERYONE should check out.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEpcY5JU120

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    • Replies: @Miro23
    The whole world on one video.

    A note to UNZ readers: This is a higher level and quite complex account (which needs the kind of time and attention that most people are actively discouraged/not capable of giving), so either stick with it and repeat view it if necessary, or refrain from vacuous comments it was too difficult.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEpcY5JU120

    I would recommend downloading it, since it's probably not going to stay for long on YouTube.
    , @Paul C.
    Thanks. I saw it. And there are others just like it.

    They are waging war against humanity. Everyday they're spraying my sky with chemicals. Call it chemtrails or geoengineering. It doesn't matter it's nasty stuff and they're doing it without our consent.

    Poisoning our food, water and air.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcZaJEMsSwM
  111. @Paul C.
    Correct. We live in a satanic world. The psychopaths control all the central banks and therefore control society (gov't, media, corporations and everything else). They follow the Talmud and The Protocols of Elders of Zion. Until this changes, we're all living in a false reality.

    We must replace the jewish notion that money is king, with the Aryan one that excellence is king.

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  112. @geokat62
    Now I'm getting a better sense as to why some here were so hot to trot on Trump, and it has little to do with support for his immigration, trade, and foreign (no more regime change) policies.

    Trump and Pence had a Jewish connection before a political one — and it’s steeped in the Holocaust

    The president and vice president have long, close ties to an extended Jewish family– the Hasten/Kushner clan– that has a deep experience of the Holocaust and intimate connections to Benjamin Netanyahu, the rightwing Israeli prime minister.

    http://mondoweiss.net/2017/04/connection-political-holocaust/
     

    geokat62,

    That is a great article exposing Pence as a poodle of a Jew moneybags.

    I have read in several different places, that Ivanka and Jared Kushner were influential in Pence becoming VP.

    Jews buying influence from weak elite personages is as old as time.

    Israel came about because Truman had him a Jew. Rubio has one too.

    Peace — Art

    p.s. Every elected official in Stockholm DC is in some way a ZOG employee.

    p.s. Not many are true believers in Jew victimhood – most just drop their drawers and get reelected next time. All let America suffer the consequences.

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  113. @Barzini
    I am worried about the next 90 days, but even more worried about the next 17 days. May 13, which is 17 days from today, is the 100th anniversary of the Virgin Mary's appearance at Fatima, Portugal. Those of us who have studied these apparitions and take them seriously suspect that we could see some rather dramatic events of a very bad nature starting to unfold on that exact day. Among other things, the Virgin Mary warned that at some time in what for us is probably the very near future, a number of nations around the world could be annihilated. Could May 13, 2017 be the day it all happens?

    I plan to slaughter a goat to check its entrails and see if it confirms your claim. I shall also closely inspect the shape of the liver and get back to you. Thanks

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  114. @Paul C.
    Correct. We live in a satanic world. The psychopaths control all the central banks and therefore control society (gov't, media, corporations and everything else). They follow the Talmud and The Protocols of Elders of Zion. Until this changes, we're all living in a false reality.

    It does seem to be an amazing coincidence that the claimed hoax Protocols appear to be being followed to the letter.

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    • Agree: anarchyst
    • Replies: @Paul C.
    Yep. It's their playbook, their script, their "religion". Hopefully we can awaken the masses and shine a light on this evil.
  115. Philip Giraldi wrote:

    Apart from that, I can only observe dumbstruck how yet again a candidate promising peace and dialogue could be flipped so quickly.

    Don’t feel like the Lone Ranger, but maybe this:

    52. Sparkon says:
    March 7, 2017 at 4:44 pm GMT • 300 Words

    http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/cheerleading-for-israel/#comment-17914

    Fiona Hill?

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  116. @Junior

    We live in a satanic world. The psychopaths control all the central banks and therefore control society (gov’t, media, corporations and everything else).
     
    There's an interview that just came out last week from an extremely high-level "Elite" Dutch Banker in which he discusses exactly this. The turning point for him came when they attempted to get him to engage in child sacrifice for him to be allowed access into the next level.

    An incredibly powerful interview that EVERYONE should check out.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEpcY5JU120

    The whole world on one video.

    A note to UNZ readers: This is a higher level and quite complex account (which needs the kind of time and attention that most people are actively discouraged/not capable of giving), so either stick with it and repeat view it if necessary, or refrain from vacuous comments it was too difficult.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEpcY5JU120

    I would recommend downloading it, since it’s probably not going to stay for long on YouTube.

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  117. Israel has been illegally attacking the sovereign Syria; the “righteous” US approves the violation of international law: https://www.rt.com/news/386286-damascus-airport-blast-fire/

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  118. American values in the submissive Poland: http://www.fort-russ.com/2017/04/free-piskorski-now-polish-political.html
    “Mateusz Piskorski was arrested on May 18th, 2016 two days after he warned that US troops deployed in Poland would seek to “pacify” opposition according to NATO’s new “anti-hybrid war” doctrine. He has remained in prison without any formal charges, and his “trials” are closed to the public. Nearly a year later, Poland’s security services have yet to find or present any evidence that Piskorski is guilty of any crime.
    On April 25th, Mateusz Piskorski, was assaulted and severely beaten by an Internal Security Agency (ABW) officer. … Upon arriving to the prosecutor’s office, Piskorski’s lawyers immediately called for medical assistance. A doctor examined Piskorski and concluded that his injuries were “significant.”
    Amnesty International – silent
    Western NGOs – silent

    Prez of Poland Mr. Andrzej Duda is a “devout Catholic, and the Church is very important to him. He took part in religious ceremonies on many occasions, including Midnight Mass, the blessing of food on Holy Saturday, or the Corpus Christi procession in Kraków.” Could someone from the Catholic community explain the “devout” Duda that beating severely a political prisoner makes Duda an anti-Christ crusader.

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  119. This one is for those who claim Christian Zionists are playing a key role, as opposed to The Lobby, in promoting the Zionist cause. Here’s an excerpt from Philip Weiss’ recent article:

    Mass Dems move to kill anti-settlement resolution, amid fears of BDS and ‘exodus from party’

    This shows you once again that the pressure of the Israel lobby in the Democratic Party has nothing to do with Christian Zionists and everything to do with the “Jewish establishment.” Why Bernie Sanders’s opposition to the occupation is heroic even though it’s lukewarm. Why Hillary Clinton led a similar effort to white out any reference to the occupation in the party platform last summer, as Cornel West said the party was in AIPAC’s pocket. – See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2017/04/settlement-resolution-exodus/#sthash.rvwwvx7c.dpuf

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    • Replies: @Z-man
    The power of The Lobby is ominous. Just ask Mearsheimer and Walt.
  120. @geokat62
    This one is for those who claim Christian Zionists are playing a key role, as opposed to The Lobby, in promoting the Zionist cause. Here's an excerpt from Philip Weiss' recent article:

    Mass Dems move to kill anti-settlement resolution, amid fears of BDS and ‘exodus from party’


    This shows you once again that the pressure of the Israel lobby in the Democratic Party has nothing to do with Christian Zionists and everything to do with the “Jewish establishment.” Why Bernie Sanders’s opposition to the occupation is heroic even though it’s lukewarm. Why Hillary Clinton led a similar effort to white out any reference to the occupation in the party platform last summer, as Cornel West said the party was in AIPAC’s pocket. - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2017/04/settlement-resolution-exodus/#sthash.rvwwvx7c.dpuf
     

    The power of The Lobby is ominous. Just ask Mearsheimer and Walt.

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    • Replies: @annamaria
    Names and numbers: The US House and Senate top ten career recipients of pro-Israel PAC funds, http://www.washingtonreport.me/pdf/2014augpactopten.pdf
  121. @geokat62
    Now I'm getting a better sense as to why some here were so hot to trot on Trump, and it has little to do with support for his immigration, trade, and foreign (no more regime change) policies.

    Trump and Pence had a Jewish connection before a political one — and it’s steeped in the Holocaust

    The president and vice president have long, close ties to an extended Jewish family– the Hasten/Kushner clan– that has a deep experience of the Holocaust and intimate connections to Benjamin Netanyahu, the rightwing Israeli prime minister.

    http://mondoweiss.net/2017/04/connection-political-holocaust/
     

    Now I’m getting a better sense as to why some here were so hot to trot on Trump,

    :)

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  122. @utu

    Absolutely nothing of significance. Don’t read too much in things. Again, Pskov or Ivanovo Divisions could be deployed really fast;-)
     
    Thanks for your comment. Time will show.

    Rotation perhaps? If so then the Russians are copying the old US trick of troop reduction to increase them. Why invent or change the tricks if they work?

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    • Replies: @annamaria
    Assad: "it is a complete waste of time to make an assessment of the American president’s foreign policy” as “he might say something” but what he really does depends on “what these [US military and business] institutions dictate to him.” He also added that it “is not new” and “has been ongoing American policy for decades.
    This is what characterizes American politicians: they lie on a daily basis... That’s why we shouldn’t believe what the Pentagon or any other American institution says because they say things which serve their policies, not things which reflect reality and the facts on the ground...”
    https://www.rt.com/usa/386395-trump-us-puppet-assad/
  123. @The Alarmist

    "... we are doomed as a nation."
     
    The Immigration Act of 1965 doomed us as a nation. I'm not too picky about when to date the demise of the Republic ... some put it at 1865, and others pick 1913. There is little doubt you could stick a fork in the Republic by 1945. But if it is any consolation, Rome, through Byzantium, soldiered on as an Empire for another Millenia before it was finally put down.

    the reason Byzantine was the longest lasting empire in history is because jews could not rise above farmers or craftsmen

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  124. @Tom Welsh
    "Of all enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germs of every other. War is the parent of armies: from these proceed debt and taxes. And armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended. Its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds are added to those of subduing the force of the people… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare".

    - James Madison (Political Observations, Apr. 20, 1795 in: Letters and Other Writings of James Madison, vol. 4, p. 491 (1865)) (The USA has been at war for 93% of the years since 1776)

    The idiot Madison who started the War of 1812 and got roundly defeated. That Madison?

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    • Replies: @iffen
    That Madison?

    This Madison:

    In 1789, James Madison - nicknamed "the father of the Constitution" - proposed 12 amendments that ultimately became the 10 amendments making up the U.S. Bill of Rights.
  125. @dearieme
    The idiot Madison who started the War of 1812 and got roundly defeated. That Madison?

    That Madison?

    This Madison:

    In 1789, James Madison – nicknamed “the father of the Constitution” – proposed 12 amendments that ultimately became the 10 amendments making up the U.S. Bill of Rights.

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  126. @Kiza
    Rotation perhaps? If so then the Russians are copying the old US trick of troop reduction to increase them. Why invent or change the tricks if they work?

    Assad: “it is a complete waste of time to make an assessment of the American president’s foreign policy” as “he might say something” but what he really does depends on “what these [US military and business] institutions dictate to him.” He also added that it “is not new” and “has been ongoing American policy for decades.
    This is what characterizes American politicians: they lie on a daily basis… That’s why we shouldn’t believe what the Pentagon or any other American institution says because they say things which serve their policies, not things which reflect reality and the facts on the ground…”
    https://www.rt.com/usa/386395-trump-us-puppet-assad/

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  127. @Z-man
    The power of The Lobby is ominous. Just ask Mearsheimer and Walt.

    Names and numbers: The US House and Senate top ten career recipients of pro-Israel PAC funds, http://www.washingtonreport.me/pdf/2014augpactopten.pdf

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  128. @Junior

    We live in a satanic world. The psychopaths control all the central banks and therefore control society (gov’t, media, corporations and everything else).
     
    There's an interview that just came out last week from an extremely high-level "Elite" Dutch Banker in which he discusses exactly this. The turning point for him came when they attempted to get him to engage in child sacrifice for him to be allowed access into the next level.

    An incredibly powerful interview that EVERYONE should check out.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEpcY5JU120

    Thanks. I saw it. And there are others just like it.

    They are waging war against humanity. Everyday they’re spraying my sky with chemicals. Call it chemtrails or geoengineering. It doesn’t matter it’s nasty stuff and they’re doing it without our consent.

    Poisoning our food, water and air.

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

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  129. @NoseytheDuke
    It does seem to be an amazing coincidence that the claimed hoax Protocols appear to be being followed to the letter.

    Yep. It’s their playbook, their script, their “religion”. Hopefully we can awaken the masses and shine a light on this evil.

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  130. […] The Unz Review: Shambolic Doings in Washington. Will we survive the next 90 days? By PHILIP GIRALDI… […]

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  131. The ugly naked US government and the ugly naked US brass led by their noses by the profiteering Israel:
    “In December 2014, The Jerusalem Post said a “UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) (report) reveals that Israel has been working closely with Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights and have kept close contact over the past 18 months. The report was submitted to the UN Security Council…”
    Fact: All so-called anti-Assad rebel groups are terrorists. No moderates exist. All commit gruesome atrocities, including CW attacks – toxins supplied by Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
    Fact: Pentagon contractors train terrorists in use of CWs. They make some on their own.
    Western media suppress what’s most important to know about ongoing war in Syria. The country was invaded. Conflict isn’t civil. All anti-government forces are terrorists. No moderate rebels exist. Washington, Israel and their rogue allies want regime change, Syrian sovereignty destroyed.”
    Or as the US “patriotic” MSM proclaims, “support the troops.” –– Which ones?

    The inevitable: “We Got Scammed by Government Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan,” by Tom Engelhardt:
    “Clearly, Washington had gone to war like a drunk on a bender, while the domestic infrastructure began to fray. At $109 billion by 2014, the American reconstruction program in Afghanistan was already, in today’s dollars, larger than the Marshall Plan (which helped put all of devastated Western Europe back on its feet after World War II) and still the country was a shambles… perhaps the whole system could be dubbed Profli-gate…” http://billmoyers.com/2015/11/16/we-got-scammed-by-government-contractors-in-iraq-and-afghanistan/
    Today, the US exists for the pleasure of war profiteers and Israel.

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  132. My question:

    If Iran is not developing nukes, then what the heck IS it doing?

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    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
    what the heck is Iran doing regarding what?

    it's running its state??
    it's "providing for the common defense and promoting the general welfare" of its people ???

    is that a bad thing?
  133. The next phase of Operation Clean Break:

    New Republican Caucus Aims to Shift U.S. Policy From Peacemaking to ‘Defeating’ Palestinians

    Republican congressmen launch new “Israel Victory” caucus on Capitol Hill on Thursday.
    WASHINGTON – Three Republican members of Congress spoke at the launch of a new Congressional caucus supporting Israel on Thursday in Washington. The new group, named the Congressional Israel Victory Caucus, aims to shift United States policy toward the goal of “defeating” the Palestinians without either creating a Palestinian state or giving Palestinians civil rights.

    http://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-1.786154

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  134. Hot off the press:

    All 100 US senators to UN: End ‘unacceptable’ anti-Israel bias

    All 100 US senators signed a letter to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres Thursday demanding an end to the “unacceptable” anti-Israel bias in the international body.

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/all-100-us-senators-to-un-end-unacceptable-anti-israel-bias/

    I wonder who drafted this letter?

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    • Replies: @Incitatus
    "I wonder who drafted this letter?"

    My bet's on Senator Tom Cotton - he owes Kristol big time.
    , @iffen
    This is boring, geo.

    Don't you have any other interests other than worrying about what dem Jews and their supporters are up to?

    Me, I've got tomatoes that already have their first blooms, not to mention the sunflowers that are blooming.

  135. Thanks, I guess, for finding the silver lining in all the foreign policy mess — things might well be worse under Killary and we would be that much closer to wars in Syria and the Ukraine. At the very least, the neocon establishment has had to spend time and effort on first discrediting the members of Trump’s inner circle who might be obstacles to wars of choice (not to mention the Donald himself). With Killary, everyone would be on board and in place from day one, and they would have hit the ground running.

    Of course, The Donald’s contradictions didn’t start after he moved into the White House — they were omnipresent and baffling throughout the campaign. His scattered musings about better relations with Russia, NATO’s obsolescence and refraining from knee-jerk interventions were thin reeds upon which to pin hopes.

    Even if these were his natural instincts, it was a sure bet the establishment was going to re-educate him, and fast. The obvious fact that the Deep State can fix intelligence to any narrative they desire is very probably a major element in this re-education. Perhaps the reason the Donald has caved so fast is that the establishment “adults” have briefed him on the articles of impeachment they have standing by, and the intelligence behind it. There will be no more straying from the globalist agenda.

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    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
    Any truth to the rumour that the TV in the oval office has a Zapruder channel?
  136. @Anony2
    My question:

    If Iran is not developing nukes, then what the heck IS it doing?

    what the heck is Iran doing regarding what?

    it’s running its state??
    it’s “providing for the common defense and promoting the general welfare” of its people ???

    is that a bad thing?

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  137. @geokat62
    Hot off the press:

    All 100 US senators to UN: End ‘unacceptable’ anti-Israel bias

    All 100 US senators signed a letter to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres Thursday demanding an end to the “unacceptable” anti-Israel bias in the international body.

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/all-100-us-senators-to-un-end-unacceptable-anti-israel-bias/
     

    I wonder who drafted this letter?

    “I wonder who drafted this letter?”

    My bet’s on Senator Tom Cotton – he owes Kristol big time.

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    • Agree: geokat62
    • Replies: @Z-man
    Correction: My bet’s on Senator Tom Cotton – he 'blows' Kristol big time.

    BTW How does he owe Kristol? Kristol should owe Cotton for being such a Zionist suck up. But if he owes the Jew my guess is that he's gotten kickbacks from the Cabal but I'm just spitballin' here. Blackmail could also be involved, maybe pictures of Cotton in a man/boy sex ring, one can only hope, lol.

    , @geokat62

    My bet’s on Senator Tom Cotton – he owes Kristol big time.
     
    Turns out the letter was sponsored by Rubio and Coons. I still think neither of these senators actually drafted the letter. That's the job of AIPAC. Rather than having to do the heavy lifting themselves, AIPAC prepares letters, resolutions, etc, and all that's required is a signature.

    Oh, and this follow-on piece posted on Mondoweiss explains the real purpose of the letter:

    100 senators throw their bodies down to end UN ‘bias’ against Israel

    So, this is the real story. Under the guise of supposed insidious bias against Israel, those who are biased for Israel are running a campaign to tarnish the UN for supposedly promoting BDS and the “destruction of Israel”.

    Israel’s “right to exist”, that is, as an Apartheid State, is being preserved by the condemnatory voice of all 100 senators.

    And 100 Senators can’t all be wrong, right?
     
    http://mondoweiss.net/2017/05/senators-bodies-against/
  138. @Incitatus
    "I wonder who drafted this letter?"

    My bet's on Senator Tom Cotton - he owes Kristol big time.

    Correction: My bet’s on Senator Tom Cotton – he ‘blows’ Kristol big time.

    BTW How does he owe Kristol? Kristol should owe Cotton for being such a Zionist suck up. But if he owes the Jew my guess is that he’s gotten kickbacks from the Cabal but I’m just spitballin’ here. Blackmail could also be involved, maybe pictures of Cotton in a man/boy sex ring, one can only hope, lol.

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    • Replies: @Incitatus
    Nothing that colorful appears involved. Kristol and Cotton both attended Harvard College, so they travel in similar circles. More important, Kristol donated $960,000 from his ‘Emergency Committee for Israel’ to Cotton. Cotton collected $2.1+ million from pro-Israel sources. So, ever faithful, he’s got to sing for his supper.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/4/4/1375714/-NY-Times-Tom-Cotton-got-over-2-1-million-in-campaign-ad-support-from-pro-Israel-donors
  139. @ThisIslandEarth
    Thanks, I guess, for finding the silver lining in all the foreign policy mess -- things might well be worse under Killary and we would be that much closer to wars in Syria and the Ukraine. At the very least, the neocon establishment has had to spend time and effort on first discrediting the members of Trump's inner circle who might be obstacles to wars of choice (not to mention the Donald himself). With Killary, everyone would be on board and in place from day one, and they would have hit the ground running.

    Of course, The Donald's contradictions didn't start after he moved into the White House -- they were omnipresent and baffling throughout the campaign. His scattered musings about better relations with Russia, NATO's obsolescence and refraining from knee-jerk interventions were thin reeds upon which to pin hopes.

    Even if these were his natural instincts, it was a sure bet the establishment was going to re-educate him, and fast. The obvious fact that the Deep State can fix intelligence to any narrative they desire is very probably a major element in this re-education. Perhaps the reason the Donald has caved so fast is that the establishment "adults" have briefed him on the articles of impeachment they have standing by, and the intelligence behind it. There will be no more straying from the globalist agenda.

    Any truth to the rumour that the TV in the oval office has a Zapruder channel?

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  140. @geokat62
    Hot off the press:

    All 100 US senators to UN: End ‘unacceptable’ anti-Israel bias

    All 100 US senators signed a letter to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres Thursday demanding an end to the “unacceptable” anti-Israel bias in the international body.

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/all-100-us-senators-to-un-end-unacceptable-anti-israel-bias/
     

    I wonder who drafted this letter?

    This is boring, geo.

    Don’t you have any other interests other than worrying about what dem Jews and their supporters are up to?

    Me, I’ve got tomatoes that already have their first blooms, not to mention the sunflowers that are blooming.

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    • Replies: @Incitatus
    The record is the record. Sunlight is good. N’est-ce pas?

    Tend to your sunflowers and tomatoes. Welcome the sunlight!
  141. @Z-man
    Correction: My bet’s on Senator Tom Cotton – he 'blows' Kristol big time.

    BTW How does he owe Kristol? Kristol should owe Cotton for being such a Zionist suck up. But if he owes the Jew my guess is that he's gotten kickbacks from the Cabal but I'm just spitballin' here. Blackmail could also be involved, maybe pictures of Cotton in a man/boy sex ring, one can only hope, lol.

    Nothing that colorful appears involved. Kristol and Cotton both attended Harvard College, so they travel in similar circles. More important, Kristol donated $960,000 from his ‘Emergency Committee for Israel’ to Cotton. Cotton collected $2.1+ million from pro-Israel sources. So, ever faithful, he’s got to sing for his supper.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/4/4/1375714/-NY-Times-Tom-Cotton-got-over-2-1-million-in-campaign-ad-support-from-pro-Israel-donors

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    • Replies: @Z-man

    Nothing that colorful appears involved. Kristol and Cotton both attended Harvard College, so they travel in similar circles. More important, Kristol donated $960,000 from his ‘Emergency Committee for Israel’ to Cotton. Cotton collected $2.1+ million from pro-Israel sources. So, ever faithful, he’s got to sing for his supper.

     

    So I was right the first time, he blows Kristol. (Grin)
  142. @iffen
    This is boring, geo.

    Don't you have any other interests other than worrying about what dem Jews and their supporters are up to?

    Me, I've got tomatoes that already have their first blooms, not to mention the sunflowers that are blooming.

    The record is the record. Sunlight is good. N’est-ce pas?

    Tend to your sunflowers and tomatoes. Welcome the sunlight!

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    • Replies: @iffen
    The record is the record. Sunlight is good. N’est-ce pas?

    Tend to your sunflowers and tomatoes. Welcome the sunlight!

    Sunlight is very good, essential in some instances. That does not mean that just because there is sunlight everything that pops into someone's head can be "seen."

    Take for instance one of geo's recent comments:


    This one is for those who claim Christian Zionists are playing a key role, as opposed to The Lobby, in promoting the Zionist cause. Here’s an excerpt from Philip Weiss’ recent article:

    Mass Dems move to kill anti-settlement resolution, amid fears of BDS and ‘exodus from party’

    This shows you once again that the pressure of the Israel lobby in the Democratic Party has nothing to do with Christian Zionists and everything to do with the “Jewish establishment.” Why Bernie Sanders’s opposition to the occupation is heroic even though it’s lukewarm. Why Hillary Clinton led a similar effort to white out any reference to the occupation in the party platform last summer, as Cornel West said the party was in AIPAC’s pocket. – See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2017/04/settlement-resolution-exodus/#sthash.rvwwvx7c.dpuf
     


     
    First reading could make one think that the lobby/Lobby is all powerful and Christian Zionists are not influential in American politics especially with regard to policy toward Israel.

    The attributed article contains no facts to support this idea.

    Most Christian Zionists are in the Republican Party, not the Democrat Party.

    Even if there was one in the Massachusetts Democrat Party it is very unlikely that he would be a foot soldier in the party structure.

    The political power of Christian Zionists were not on display in this political event in Massachusetts.

    From the article:

    This shows you once again that the pressure of the Israel lobby in the Democratic Party has nothing to do with Christian Zionists and everything to do with the “Jewish establishment.

    Non sequitur par excellence, no?

    The "record" is open source, not proprietary.

  143. @Incitatus
    Nothing that colorful appears involved. Kristol and Cotton both attended Harvard College, so they travel in similar circles. More important, Kristol donated $960,000 from his ‘Emergency Committee for Israel’ to Cotton. Cotton collected $2.1+ million from pro-Israel sources. So, ever faithful, he’s got to sing for his supper.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/4/4/1375714/-NY-Times-Tom-Cotton-got-over-2-1-million-in-campaign-ad-support-from-pro-Israel-donors

    Nothing that colorful appears involved. Kristol and Cotton both attended Harvard College, so they travel in similar circles. More important, Kristol donated $960,000 from his ‘Emergency Committee for Israel’ to Cotton. Cotton collected $2.1+ million from pro-Israel sources. So, ever faithful, he’s got to sing for his supper.

    So I was right the first time, he blows Kristol. (Grin)

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  144. @Incitatus
    The record is the record. Sunlight is good. N’est-ce pas?

    Tend to your sunflowers and tomatoes. Welcome the sunlight!

    The record is the record. Sunlight is good. N’est-ce pas?

    Tend to your sunflowers and tomatoes. Welcome the sunlight!

    Sunlight is very good, essential in some instances. That does not mean that just because there is sunlight everything that pops into someone’s head can be “seen.”

    Take for instance one of geo’s recent comments:

    This one is for those who claim Christian Zionists are playing a key role, as opposed to The Lobby, in promoting the Zionist cause. Here’s an excerpt from Philip Weiss’ recent article:

    Mass Dems move to kill anti-settlement resolution, amid fears of BDS and ‘exodus from party’

    This shows you once again that the pressure of the Israel lobby in the Democratic Party has nothing to do with Christian Zionists and everything to do with the “Jewish establishment.” Why Bernie Sanders’s opposition to the occupation is heroic even though it’s lukewarm. Why Hillary Clinton led a similar effort to white out any reference to the occupation in the party platform last summer, as Cornel West said the party was in AIPAC’s pocket. – See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2017/04/settlement-resolution-exodus/#sthash.rvwwvx7c.dpuf

    First reading could make one think that the lobby/Lobby is all powerful and Christian Zionists are not influential in American politics especially with regard to policy toward Israel.

    The attributed article contains no facts to support this idea.

    Most Christian Zionists are in the Republican Party, not the Democrat Party.

    Even if there was one in the Massachusetts Democrat Party it is very unlikely that he would be a foot soldier in the party structure.

    The political power of Christian Zionists were not on display in this political event in Massachusetts.

    From the article:

    This shows you once again that the pressure of the Israel lobby in the Democratic Party has nothing to do with Christian Zionists and everything to do with the “Jewish establishment.

    Non sequitur par excellence, no?

    The “record” is open source, not proprietary.

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    • Replies: @Incitatus
    Iffen,

    I regret not having looked broadly at Cotton’s support on opensecrets.org prior to posting my hunch he sponsoring the recent resolution. He’s raised millions and appears useful to many agendas (e.g. finance). So any pro-Israel vote needs be taken in context with many others who pay for his supper. And to be fair, he may not have originated the resolution.

    I confess displeasure when Cotton spearheaded the JPOA Iran letter essentially claiming Senators determine foreign policy. An affront aimed at embarrassing the Administration and the US, and scuttling the deal by those who languish with unfulfilled wishes to unleash war. Iraq 2003 wasn’t enough? Cotton separately said attacking Iran would take minimum effort and a few days. As lucid as Norman Bates opining in ‘Psycho’ on motel management.

    So, what does opensecrets say? Take a look:
    http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/contrib.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00033363&newMem=N&recs=20

    Interesting Kristol’s ‘Emergency Committee for Israel’ $960,000 contribution isn’t listed. But then go to Sector totals:
    http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/industries.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00033363&type=I

    Ideological/Single Issue = $2,004,618. Click on it and no ID pops up on who/what issue. Wonder why? Search ‘Emergency Committee for Israel’ in PACs - no return. Wonder why?

    OK. Back to your post.

    I agree all should read sources very carefully (I offer myself in the above-mentioned omission as a prime offender). As for ‘Christian Zionists’?

    You know, I’ve always found that dry amorous connection reasonably cynical. No doubt it’s true (listen to Hagee and his piers). But does Hagee et Cie really believe Jews don’t know he damns them unless they convert? Do they discount the insult when cashing his checks (I would)? It’s all very peculiar and, need I add, phony.

    That’s all well beyond my poor power to decipher. Hagee and his family seem to ‘live in high clover’ without having to pass to a well-earned reward in the next world. A genuine business enterprise in saving each of us from ourselves. Hate to say it, but if there’s a heaven and he’s in it - count me out.

    Your reminder ‘Christian Zionists’ bed with the GOP is accurate as far as I know. Chris Hedge’s doesn’t spare them in ‘American Fascists’. I think he’s much too kind. Do they relieve AIPAC from responsibility for efforts to influence US policy? Not in my book. We’re all accountable for our acts. Just my opinion.
  145. This is in the very first paragraph. “The boneheaded cruise missile attack in Syria would have occurred even earlier under President Rodham Clinton…”
    That is a ridiculous statement because it is 100% dream history a.k.a. projecting. History is about the past not about the future.
    Is this how Mr. Giraldi analyzes world history? Good luck readers. You are in danger of being led up a garden path.
    Here is my contribution to dream history. President Clinton would have dropped MOAB on Damascus to get rid of Assad.

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    Hellary was openly campaigning on establishing a no-fly zone in Syria, which would have put us at war with Russia in hurry: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/4/14/1515578/-Why-does-Hillary-support-a-no-fly-zone-in-Syria

    “So I think it's only fair to look at where we are in Syria today and, yes, I do still support a no-fly zone because I think we need to put in safe havens for those poor Syrians who are fleeing both Assad and ISIS and so they have some place they can be safe.”
     
  146. @iffen
    The record is the record. Sunlight is good. N’est-ce pas?

    Tend to your sunflowers and tomatoes. Welcome the sunlight!

    Sunlight is very good, essential in some instances. That does not mean that just because there is sunlight everything that pops into someone's head can be "seen."

    Take for instance one of geo's recent comments:


    This one is for those who claim Christian Zionists are playing a key role, as opposed to The Lobby, in promoting the Zionist cause. Here’s an excerpt from Philip Weiss’ recent article:

    Mass Dems move to kill anti-settlement resolution, amid fears of BDS and ‘exodus from party’

    This shows you once again that the pressure of the Israel lobby in the Democratic Party has nothing to do with Christian Zionists and everything to do with the “Jewish establishment.” Why Bernie Sanders’s opposition to the occupation is heroic even though it’s lukewarm. Why Hillary Clinton led a similar effort to white out any reference to the occupation in the party platform last summer, as Cornel West said the party was in AIPAC’s pocket. – See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2017/04/settlement-resolution-exodus/#sthash.rvwwvx7c.dpuf
     


     
    First reading could make one think that the lobby/Lobby is all powerful and Christian Zionists are not influential in American politics especially with regard to policy toward Israel.

    The attributed article contains no facts to support this idea.

    Most Christian Zionists are in the Republican Party, not the Democrat Party.

    Even if there was one in the Massachusetts Democrat Party it is very unlikely that he would be a foot soldier in the party structure.

    The political power of Christian Zionists were not on display in this political event in Massachusetts.

    From the article:

    This shows you once again that the pressure of the Israel lobby in the Democratic Party has nothing to do with Christian Zionists and everything to do with the “Jewish establishment.

    Non sequitur par excellence, no?

    The "record" is open source, not proprietary.

    Iffen,

    I regret not having looked broadly at Cotton’s support on opensecrets.org prior to posting my hunch he sponsoring the recent resolution. He’s raised millions and appears useful to many agendas (e.g. finance). So any pro-Israel vote needs be taken in context with many others who pay for his supper. And to be fair, he may not have originated the resolution.

    I confess displeasure when Cotton spearheaded the JPOA Iran letter essentially claiming Senators determine foreign policy. An affront aimed at embarrassing the Administration and the US, and scuttling the deal by those who languish with unfulfilled wishes to unleash war. Iraq 2003 wasn’t enough? Cotton separately said attacking Iran would take minimum effort and a few days. As lucid as Norman Bates opining in ‘Psycho’ on motel management.

    So, what does opensecrets say? Take a look:
    http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/contrib.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00033363&newMem=N&recs=20

    Interesting Kristol’s ‘Emergency Committee for Israel’ $960,000 contribution isn’t listed. But then go to Sector totals:
    http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/industries.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00033363&type=I

    Ideological/Single Issue = $2,004,618. Click on it and no ID pops up on who/what issue. Wonder why? Search ‘Emergency Committee for Israel’ in PACs – no return. Wonder why?

    OK. Back to your post.

    I agree all should read sources very carefully (I offer myself in the above-mentioned omission as a prime offender). As for ‘Christian Zionists’?

    You know, I’ve always found that dry amorous connection reasonably cynical. No doubt it’s true (listen to Hagee and his piers). But does Hagee et Cie really believe Jews don’t know he damns them unless they convert? Do they discount the insult when cashing his checks (I would)? It’s all very peculiar and, need I add, phony.

    That’s all well beyond my poor power to decipher. Hagee and his family seem to ‘live in high clover’ without having to pass to a well-earned reward in the next world. A genuine business enterprise in saving each of us from ourselves. Hate to say it, but if there’s a heaven and he’s in it – count me out.

    Your reminder ‘Christian Zionists’ bed with the GOP is accurate as far as I know. Chris Hedge’s doesn’t spare them in ‘American Fascists’. I think he’s much too kind. Do they relieve AIPAC from responsibility for efforts to influence US policy? Not in my book. We’re all accountable for our acts. Just my opinion.

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    I am frequently admonished to simply “read what is written” with no inquiry into motivation or allegiance. Why could we not apply that reasoning to campaign contributions transparency? Let’s just look at the speeches, votes, parliamentary activities, etc.

    I wasn’t referencing Hagee, I was referencing generic Christian Evangelicals and their support for Israel.

    The record that I am challenging is the idea that the absence of political action by Evangelical Christians in the Massachusetts Democrat Party (non-existent or <1%) somehow proves that support for Israel is the sole creation of the Jewish Establishment. That article is very misleading, whether intentional or not I don’t know.
  147. As predicted, that much-needed debate is taking place within the Jewish community. The result of which is: the tide is slowly turning:

    the Portland Press Herald in Maine has a big article about a young Jewish filmmaker doing a film, 70 Years Across the Sea: American Jews and 21st Century Zionism, that is critical of Zionism. Not Israel; Zionism. It’s time for the media to talk about Zionism, we urged four years ago. Well the Portland Press Herald‘s Doug Harlow is doing just that. “Maine director’s film turns a critical eye toward U.S. ideas about Zionism.”

    http://mondoweiss.net/2017/04/another-american-israel/

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  148. @Didi
    This is in the very first paragraph. "The boneheaded cruise missile attack in Syria would have occurred even earlier under President Rodham Clinton..."
    That is a ridiculous statement because it is 100% dream history a.k.a. projecting. History is about the past not about the future.
    Is this how Mr. Giraldi analyzes world history? Good luck readers. You are in danger of being led up a garden path.
    Here is my contribution to dream history. President Clinton would have dropped MOAB on Damascus to get rid of Assad.

    Hellary was openly campaigning on establishing a no-fly zone in Syria, which would have put us at war with Russia in hurry: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/4/14/1515578/-Why-does-Hillary-support-a-no-fly-zone-in-Syria

    “So I think it’s only fair to look at where we are in Syria today and, yes, I do still support a no-fly zone because I think we need to put in safe havens for those poor Syrians who are fleeing both Assad and ISIS and so they have some place they can be safe.”

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  149. @Incitatus
    Iffen,

    I regret not having looked broadly at Cotton’s support on opensecrets.org prior to posting my hunch he sponsoring the recent resolution. He’s raised millions and appears useful to many agendas (e.g. finance). So any pro-Israel vote needs be taken in context with many others who pay for his supper. And to be fair, he may not have originated the resolution.

    I confess displeasure when Cotton spearheaded the JPOA Iran letter essentially claiming Senators determine foreign policy. An affront aimed at embarrassing the Administration and the US, and scuttling the deal by those who languish with unfulfilled wishes to unleash war. Iraq 2003 wasn’t enough? Cotton separately said attacking Iran would take minimum effort and a few days. As lucid as Norman Bates opining in ‘Psycho’ on motel management.

    So, what does opensecrets say? Take a look:
    http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/contrib.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00033363&newMem=N&recs=20

    Interesting Kristol’s ‘Emergency Committee for Israel’ $960,000 contribution isn’t listed. But then go to Sector totals:
    http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/industries.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00033363&type=I

    Ideological/Single Issue = $2,004,618. Click on it and no ID pops up on who/what issue. Wonder why? Search ‘Emergency Committee for Israel’ in PACs - no return. Wonder why?

    OK. Back to your post.

    I agree all should read sources very carefully (I offer myself in the above-mentioned omission as a prime offender). As for ‘Christian Zionists’?

    You know, I’ve always found that dry amorous connection reasonably cynical. No doubt it’s true (listen to Hagee and his piers). But does Hagee et Cie really believe Jews don’t know he damns them unless they convert? Do they discount the insult when cashing his checks (I would)? It’s all very peculiar and, need I add, phony.

    That’s all well beyond my poor power to decipher. Hagee and his family seem to ‘live in high clover’ without having to pass to a well-earned reward in the next world. A genuine business enterprise in saving each of us from ourselves. Hate to say it, but if there’s a heaven and he’s in it - count me out.

    Your reminder ‘Christian Zionists’ bed with the GOP is accurate as far as I know. Chris Hedge’s doesn’t spare them in ‘American Fascists’. I think he’s much too kind. Do they relieve AIPAC from responsibility for efforts to influence US policy? Not in my book. We’re all accountable for our acts. Just my opinion.

    I am frequently admonished to simply “read what is written” with no inquiry into motivation or allegiance. Why could we not apply that reasoning to campaign contributions transparency? Let’s just look at the speeches, votes, parliamentary activities, etc.

    I wasn’t referencing Hagee, I was referencing generic Christian Evangelicals and their support for Israel.

    The record that I am challenging is the idea that the absence of political action by Evangelical Christians in the Massachusetts Democrat Party (non-existent or <1%) somehow proves that support for Israel is the sole creation of the Jewish Establishment. That article is very misleading, whether intentional or not I don’t know.

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  150. @Incitatus
    "I wonder who drafted this letter?"

    My bet's on Senator Tom Cotton - he owes Kristol big time.

    My bet’s on Senator Tom Cotton – he owes Kristol big time.

    Turns out the letter was sponsored by Rubio and Coons. I still think neither of these senators actually drafted the letter. That’s the job of AIPAC. Rather than having to do the heavy lifting themselves, AIPAC prepares letters, resolutions, etc, and all that’s required is a signature.

    Oh, and this follow-on piece posted on Mondoweiss explains the real purpose of the letter:

    100 senators throw their bodies down to end UN ‘bias’ against Israel

    So, this is the real story. Under the guise of supposed insidious bias against Israel, those who are biased for Israel are running a campaign to tarnish the UN for supposedly promoting BDS and the “destruction of Israel”.

    Israel’s “right to exist”, that is, as an Apartheid State, is being preserved by the condemnatory voice of all 100 senators.

    And 100 Senators can’t all be wrong, right?

    http://mondoweiss.net/2017/05/senators-bodies-against/

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    Israel’s “right to exist”, that is, as an Apartheid State

    Really?

    An apartheid state?

    How about a list of apartheid states, current and past, or is that list in the safe deposit box as well?
    , @Incitatus

    “A politically active nonprofit that supported Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) failed 2016 presidential bid raised nearly $22 million in two years, 93 percent of which came from either one or two anonymous donors, tax documents obtained by the Center for Responsive Politics show.”

    “Conservative Solutions Project, a 501(c)(4) “social welfare” organization with no employees or volunteers that isn’t supposed to be primarily political, spent millions of dollars on ads, research and polling to boost the Florida senator’s candidacy, but it appears to have done little or no social welfare — unless one counts portraying Rubio as a champion on taxes and foreign policy as being a public good. That raises questions of whether CSP crossed a legal line by acting mainly as a political group — and also whether it existed to benefit a single person, violating the IRS’ “private benefit” rule.”

    “The bulk of CSP’s revenues were derived from two anonymous donations — a $13.5 million contribution shown in its first full-year tax filing, and another $7 million contribution in its most recent filing. But because CSP, as a social welfare organization, is not required to publicly disclose the identities of its donors, it isn’t clear if the two contributions came from a single source — an individual, a corporation or some other entity — or two. This lack of donor disclosure is the reason politically active nonprofits are often referred to as “dark money” groups.”


    -Robert Maguire May 3, 2017 OpenSecrets.org
    https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2017/05/two-donors-funded-rubio-nonprofit/
     
    Donors/donor? Sheldon Adelson? Rubio certainly was his loyal pet.

    That such funds go to a tax-exempt, sham “social welfare” organization whose only concern is the ‘welfare’ of a stooge politician says it all. Pity is it’s small change. Rubio’s raised another $90.3 million for his senate campaigns 2009-2016.

    http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00030612&cycle=Career
  151. @geokat62

    My bet’s on Senator Tom Cotton – he owes Kristol big time.
     
    Turns out the letter was sponsored by Rubio and Coons. I still think neither of these senators actually drafted the letter. That's the job of AIPAC. Rather than having to do the heavy lifting themselves, AIPAC prepares letters, resolutions, etc, and all that's required is a signature.

    Oh, and this follow-on piece posted on Mondoweiss explains the real purpose of the letter:

    100 senators throw their bodies down to end UN ‘bias’ against Israel

    So, this is the real story. Under the guise of supposed insidious bias against Israel, those who are biased for Israel are running a campaign to tarnish the UN for supposedly promoting BDS and the “destruction of Israel”.

    Israel’s “right to exist”, that is, as an Apartheid State, is being preserved by the condemnatory voice of all 100 senators.

    And 100 Senators can’t all be wrong, right?
     
    http://mondoweiss.net/2017/05/senators-bodies-against/

    Israel’s “right to exist”, that is, as an Apartheid State

    Really?

    An apartheid state?

    How about a list of apartheid states, current and past, or is that list in the safe deposit box as well?

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  152. As long as the Zionist dollar exists the world will be run by the Zionist crime syndicate. The worlds peoples must take the production of money out of the hands of governments. Embrace precious metals for savings and crypto currencies for transactions. This will eliminate the power of the bloodline banking families control of the world. Thank fully the development of the crypto currencies now makes this possible.

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  153. @geokat62

    My bet’s on Senator Tom Cotton – he owes Kristol big time.
     
    Turns out the letter was sponsored by Rubio and Coons. I still think neither of these senators actually drafted the letter. That's the job of AIPAC. Rather than having to do the heavy lifting themselves, AIPAC prepares letters, resolutions, etc, and all that's required is a signature.

    Oh, and this follow-on piece posted on Mondoweiss explains the real purpose of the letter:

    100 senators throw their bodies down to end UN ‘bias’ against Israel

    So, this is the real story. Under the guise of supposed insidious bias against Israel, those who are biased for Israel are running a campaign to tarnish the UN for supposedly promoting BDS and the “destruction of Israel”.

    Israel’s “right to exist”, that is, as an Apartheid State, is being preserved by the condemnatory voice of all 100 senators.

    And 100 Senators can’t all be wrong, right?
     
    http://mondoweiss.net/2017/05/senators-bodies-against/

    “A politically active nonprofit that supported Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) failed 2016 presidential bid raised nearly $22 million in two years, 93 percent of which came from either one or two anonymous donors, tax documents obtained by the Center for Responsive Politics show.”

    “Conservative Solutions Project, a 501(c)(4) “social welfare” organization with no employees or volunteers that isn’t supposed to be primarily political, spent millions of dollars on ads, research and polling to boost the Florida senator’s candidacy, but it appears to have done little or no social welfare — unless one counts portraying Rubio as a champion on taxes and foreign policy as being a public good. That raises questions of whether CSP crossed a legal line by acting mainly as a political group — and also whether it existed to benefit a single person, violating the IRS’ “private benefit” rule.”

    “The bulk of CSP’s revenues were derived from two anonymous donations — a $13.5 million contribution shown in its first full-year tax filing, and another $7 million contribution in its most recent filing. But because CSP, as a social welfare organization, is not required to publicly disclose the identities of its donors, it isn’t clear if the two contributions came from a single source — an individual, a corporation or some other entity — or two. This lack of donor disclosure is the reason politically active nonprofits are often referred to as “dark money” groups.”

    -Robert Maguire May 3, 2017 OpenSecrets.org
    https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2017/05/two-donors-funded-rubio-nonprofit/

    Donors/donor? Sheldon Adelson? Rubio certainly was his loyal pet.

    That such funds go to a tax-exempt, sham “social welfare” organization whose only concern is the ‘welfare’ of a stooge politician says it all. Pity is it’s small change. Rubio’s raised another $90.3 million for his senate campaigns 2009-2016.

    http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00030612&cycle=Career

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  154. Donors/donor? Sheldon Adelson? Rubio certainly was his loyal pet.

    Seems like Adelson has many loyal pets. He donated $25M to the Trump campaign and an additional $5M for his inaugural ball.

    When even billionaires need to rely on donors to get elected, you know the system is in desparate need of an overhaul.

    CLEAN MONEY, CLEAN ELECTIONS

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