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Never before has any presidential administration been as all over the place in terms of national security and foreign policy as is that of Donald J. Trump. Indeed, one might well argue that there is no overriding policy at all in terms of a rational doctrine arrived at through risk versus gain analysis of developing international situations. Instead, there has been a pattern of emotional reactions fueled by media disinformation supplemented by “gut feelings” about a series of ultimately bilateral relationships that frequently have little or nothing to do with American national interests.

This is not to suggest that the “gut feelings” are always wrong. Established wisdom in Washington has long reflected the view that the United States must exercise leadership in establishing and maintaining the neoliberal consensus that gained currency after the devastation of the Second World War. Elections, free trade and a free media were to be the benchmarks of the new world order but they also came packaged with U.S. hegemony to confront those who resisted the development. And it turned out that those “benefits” were frequently difficult to achieve as elections sometimes produced bad results while trade agreements and an uncontrolled media often worked against broader U.S. objectives. All too often the United States found itself going to war against nations that it disapproves of for reasons unrelated to any actual interests, routinely claiming inaccurately that dissident regimes were both “threatening” and disruptive of the universal values that Washington claimed to be promoting.

To consider how the neoliberal order works in practice one only has to consider the Clintons, who justified brutal military interventions in the Balkans and in Libya based on what they claimed to be humanitarian principles. Or Obama, who demanded regime change in Damascus and was prepared to launch a large-scale attack on Syria before he realized that there was no public support for such a move and backed down.

More recently, particularly since 9/11, neoconservatives have dominated U.S. foreign policy through their think tanks, access to the media and their ability to infiltrate both major political parties based on their essentially fraudulent appraisals of threats to national security. They have been so successful at selling their product that the bogus claims that Iran is a threat to the United States are generally accepted without question by both Democrats and Republicans, not to mention the White House. Russia, meanwhile, remains the target of bipartisan wrath, from the left over the results of the 2016 election and from the right due to fearmongering over alleged threats to Eastern Europe.

But hope springs eternal, even in 2019. There have recently been some encouraging signs that change is in the air. Donald Trump has declared that he will be pulling all American soldiers out of Syria and half of U.S. forces out of Afghanistan, though the timetable appears to have slipped somewhat and might slow even more as the Establishment pushes back. That Trump may have chosen to break with the interventionist model with Syria, if he succeeds in doing so, is certainly commendable, but one wit has observed that the departure will be somewhat like the line in the Eagles’ song Hotel California, “you can check out any time you want, but you can never leave.”

There are other indications that something is afoot. On January 3rd, Trump offhandedly commented that Iran could do what it wishes in Syria, a comment that generated shock waves through the neoconnish Washington Post’s coverage of the remarks. To be sure, other Administration officials have continued to send different signals, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisting that the U.S. will stay in Syria as long as Iran remains there.

Pompeo has also cautioned Iran against the development of ballistic missiles in connection with a claimed space program, a warning that Tehran has rejected. Israel meanwhile, presumably acting with U.S. connivance, has introduced a new destabilizing element into the Middle East cauldron, using civilian airliners to mask the approach of its military jets to attack targets in Syria. The possibility of an airliner being shot down with great loss of life by “accident” has thereby gone up exponentially.

To be sure, there are some who believe that the Trump anti-interventionist turn is essentially fraudulent. They cite the unrelenting hostility coming out of the White House regarding Iran, which is vilified on a nearly daily basis for its alleged threats not only to the Middle East region but also to Western Europe and the United States. That the Administration’s fulminations have little basis in reality is beside the point as it would seem that Trump, Pompeo, John Bolton and the now departed Nikki Haley all believe that the case for disarming Iran and bringing about regime change has been made effectively. Indeed, warfare directed against the Iranian economy has already begun by virtue of a punitive series of targeted sanctions with much more to come when a complete ban on oil exports kicks in in May.

Iran has responded to the threats by restating in early December its intention to exercise control over all ship traffic leaving the Persian Gulf via the Straits of Hormuz if its own oil exports are blocked by the United States. The U.S. responded immediately by sending the aircraft carrier U.S.S. John C. Stennis to the Gulf, the first such deployment in the region in eight months. With all the pieces in place, the possibility that there will be some accident in the region, presumably involving Iranian Revolutionary Guards and U.S. naval units, will escalate just as the largely contrived Gulf of Tonkin incident famously accelerated American involvement in the Vietnam War.

Much of what happens in the Middle East will ultimately depend on the extent to which America’s feckless allies, Saudi Arabia and Israel, succeed in selling their version of what is going on in the region. Trump, uncharacteristically, seems to be standing firm, telling a journalist that concerns about the Syria pullout are misplaced because “We give Israel $4.5 billion a year. And we give them, frankly, a lot more money than that, if you look at the books — a lot more money than that. And they’ve been doing a very good job for themselves.” Likewise, the much more important relationship, with Russia, will depend on the ability to ignore congressional hostility towards the Kremlin as well as the media bias that continues to promote Russiagate as a national security threat.

There is also North Korea, which has now indicated clearly that it is willing to talk to the U.S. but will revert to its nuclear development program unless sanctions are removed. And anyone for Latin America? Bolton has dubbed Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela as a “troika of tyranny,” though fortunately suggestions that Venezuela might be invaded by the U.S. to restore order appear to have faded.

If one reads the neocon press one cannot help but notice that China is the anointed over the horizon threat, but it is also a major trading partner and the drive to somehow renegotiate the terms whereby the two nations are linked economically will be complicated. Care must be taken lest what now appears to be an aggravated sense of great power competition becomes something more dangerous. The detention of Weng Manzhou in Canada one month ago together with the implication that the United States can and will enforce U.S. imposed sanctions globally could easily develop into a major problem with China as well as with others, including some NATO allies. The arrest has already disappeared from the media but several Canadians have been detained by Beijing and the U.S. government has warned American businessmen about traveling to China at the present time.

All of the above sounds somewhat depressingly familiar, but the real question is whether in 2019 Donald J. Trump will have both the vision and the necessary gumption to fulfill his campaign promises to change the face of American foreign policy by withdrawing from useless wars overseas and mending fences with countries that are actually important like Russia. There is admittedly a long way to go and it is very much a work in progress, but Trump actually has the ability to overrule the hawks in his administration and change the entire conversation about America’s place in the world.

Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a 501(c)3 tax deductible educational foundation that seeks a more interests-based U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Website is www.councilforthenationalinterest.org, address is P.O. Box 2157, Purcellville VA 20134 and its email is [email protected].

 
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  1. chris says:

    … America’s feckless allies, Saudi Arabia and Israel, succeed in selling their version of what is going on in the region.

    Not to nitpick, but as we all know, the Saudis only hold the opinions we bamboozle the with, … and we in tern only hold those the Israelis bamboozle us with, as far as any ME policy is concerned. This is one crazy caper with us as ‘the muscle,’ Israel as ‘the brain’ and KSA is ‘Mr. moneybags.’
    PS BTW: awesome, Chuck for getting honorable mention in Phil’s column via your Hotel California comment!

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
    , @Al Moanee
  2. Bill H says: • Website

    “Never before has any presidential administration been as all over the place in terms of national security and foreign policy as is that of Donald J. Trump.”

    I would argue that Trump’s performance has been a continuation of Obama’s for different reasons. Obama drifted with the winds of public opinion. His definition of leadership was jumping into the head of every parade that came along regardless of the direction it was going.

  3. renfro says:

    Oh for Gawds sake.
    The reason the public cant figure out what the hell is up with Trump and his first pulling out of Syria forthwith and then back pedaling.
    Is because no one will tell them about Bolton/Adelson and Bolton being in Israel yesterday telling Netanyahu the US will stay in Syria and wont tell them about the Kushner Jewish cabal deal with Saudi prince MBS.
    And wont tell them about the neo General toddies who use war like a carpenter uses a hammer just cause that’s all they know until they retire and get cushy jobs with the weapons industry.

    Trump has run out of excuses for his many policy contradictions, even his supporters aren’t buying them any more. A few are hanging in for the Wall, which they wont get either.

    Trump is being taken down by the Dems and their liberal Jewish media and at the same time being taken down by his own installed Zionist Jews and their errand boy Bolton who every time Trump makes an announcement rushes out to contradict him.

    Trump has one chance. There is no black mailable material on Trump that hasn’t already come out since the NY AG is already looking into money laundering in Trumps businesses.
    So Trump needs to blow every thing up….Fire Bolton, fire his son on law, fire all the zios and neos—totally clean house and shock the shit out of everyone by bringing in some familiar names like realist Chas Freeman for the ME, Webb for Defense, etc that will have the zios, neos, deep state, the establishment and both parties pissing in their special interest bought and paid for pants.

    Or he’s done.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
    , @Winston2
  4. Ronnie says:

    Meng Wanzhou (Chinese: 孟晚舟) is the correct name. You called her Weng Manzhou. But very good article summarizing US foreign policy dysfunction in 2018 and continuing disappointment with Trump.

  5. renfro says:

    And then….

    The Myth of the Russian Crime Boss, Semion Mogilevich, He’s Israeli by Larry Johnson
    (excerpts)

    ‘One of the cornerstones of the meme that Donald Trump is beholden to the Russians–i.e. a Putin puppet–is his alleged ties to Semion Mogilevich, who is described in Wikipedia and other publications as the Godfather of all Russian mobsters. Only one tiny problem with the Mogilevich description–it is devoid of any actual evidence and ignores the simple facts that he was born in Ukraine and is a citizen of Israel. Not a Russian.
    One of the best recent examples of building the Mogilevich myth is Craig Unger’s 2017 article in the New Republic, Trump’s Russian Laundromat. Unger wrote:
    In 1984, a Russian émigré named David Bogatin went shopping for apartments in New York City. . . . he was fixated on the glitziest apartment building on Fifth Avenue, a gaudy, 58-story edifice with gold-plated fixtures and a pink-marble atrium: Trump Tower. . . .
    The Russian plunked down $6 million to buy not one or two, but five luxury condos. The big check apparently caught the attention of the owner. According to Wayne Barrett, who investigated the deal for the Village Voice, Trump personally attended the closing, along with Bogatin. . . .
    In 1987, just three years after he attended the closing with Trump, Bogatin pleaded guilty to taking part in a massive gasoline-bootlegging scheme with Russian mobsters. After he fled the country, the government seized his five condos at Trump Tower, saying that he had purchased them to “launder money, to shelter and hide assets.” A Senate investigation into organized crime later revealed that Bogatin was a leading figure in the Russian mob in New York. His family ties, in fact, led straight to the top: His brother ran a $150 million stock scam with none other than Semion Mogilevich, whom the FBI considers the “boss of bosses” of the Russian mafia. At the time, Mogilevich—feared even by his fellow gangsters as “the most powerful mobster in the world”—was expanding his multibillion-dollar international criminal syndicate into America.
    I have spent the last twenty years of my life working on money laundering cases and carrying out international financial investigations. I had never heard of Semion Mogilevich. Unger’s claim piqued my interest. So I started digging.
    I do not know if Semion is a genuine mobster. He certainly is portrayed that way in this very flawed FBI report. And that report has become ground truth for a host of writers who mindlessly repeat the fantastical claims and allegations without insisting on corroboration. Going back to my discussion about the busted gangster summit in Prague in May of 1995, I keep wondering if Mogilevich is actually an FBI asset or working for one of our friends, such as Israel. For a guy who is supposedly engaged in a broad swath of illegal activities that encompasses the gamut of bad behavior, Semion has enjoyed a relatively peaceful life. If he actually had such a record I would expect him to face a mountain of extradition requests. But that is not the case.
    The final issue of relevance concerns Semion’s ethnicity and citizenship status. He is not a Russian. Never has been. He is Ukrainian and a citizen of Israel. So why are media types so eager to claim Semion as proof that Donald Trump is under the thumb of the Russian mob? It does not compute.”

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @RobinG
    , @Wally
  6. Mike G says:

    Sometimes Trump actually thinks he is the boss, then those he appointed to his administration tell him differant

    • Replies: @Fed up Goy
  7. Realist says:

    Excellent article. Things are coming to a head (it’s about time). Here is another excellent article along the same lines.

    https://straightlinelogic.com/2019/01/07/predators-and-saprophytes-by-robert-gore/

  8. anon[196] • Disclaimer says:

    Trump is essentially trying to have the cake and eat it too.

    • Replies: @Ace
  9. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    Remember Helsinki? And then that creepy presser back home in Exceptionalia days later where, with Mr. Bolton dropping moustache dandruff down the President’s collar, the talk of peace was walked back, and the lights literally went out?

    So I’m afraid that the real answer to Dr. Giraldi’s well put, real question is that in 2019 Donald J. Trump will lack both the vision and the necessary gumption to fulfill his campaign promises to change the face of American foreign policy by withdrawing from useless wars overseas and mending fences with countries that are actually important like Russia.

    I hope I’m wrong, but this is nothing new and was foreseen by another of this website’s best columnists:

    “In 2008, Obama was touted as a political outsider who will hose away all of the rot and bloody criminality of the Bush years. He turned out to be a deft move by our ruling class. Though fools still refuse to see it, Obama is a perfect servant of our military banking complex. Now, Trump is being trumpeted as another political outsider.

    A Trump presidency will temporarily appease restless, lower class whites, while serving as a magnet for liberal anger. This will buy our ruling class time as they continue to wage war abroad while impoverishing Americans back home. Like Obama, Trump won’t fulfill any of his election promises, and this, too, will be blamed on bipartisan politics.”

    Linh Dinh, as published at The Unz Review, June 12, 2016 (“Orlando Shooting Means Trump For President”)

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  10. Bolteric says:

    Great article as usual.
    New World Order is usually capitalized.

    • Replies: @Anon
  11. George says:

    “the real question is whether in 2019 Donald J. Trump will have both the vision and the necessary gumption to fulfill his campaign promises ”

    Gumption? He has ordered things, and his orders are disregarded. Tweeting his disregarded orders is gumption. Any thoughts on what more than gumption is needed?

    Trump’s Neocons Reverse His Syria Withdrawal Plan
    http://www.unz.com/rpaul/trumps-neocons-reverse-his-syria-withdrawal-plan/

  12. @renfro

    Or he’s done.

    He’s done.

    • Replies: @Ilyana_Rozumova
  13. Anon[255] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bolteric

    Unless you are referring to a new world order.

    • Agree: jacques sheete
  14. https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/2996129/russen-wij-leveren-goedkoper-gas-dan-vs
    USA ambassador in the Netherlands and the Russian ambassador in a row about which country is going to sell us gas.
    The Russian gas is cheaper.
    Less dangerous too, maybe, liquid gas tankers are great objects for terrorist attacks.
    As long as countries compete with each other about gas sales war does not seem imminent to me.

  15. Go, Chuck!

    … one wit has observed that the departure will be somewhat like the line in the Eagles’ song Hotel California, “you can check out any time you want, but you can never leave.”

  16. mike k says:

    If Giraldi is thinking Trump is going to show some kind of intelligence, or moral sense, or simply backbone against his numerous enemies – then he is indulging in a fruitless and foolish daydream. Get real. Remember who you are dealing with.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
    , @c matt
  17. Why Bolton hasn’t been fired yet is a mystery. It’s as if his real job is Presedential Minder and his appointment to that position was made by an unknown party. It’ll be interesting to see what happens when Trump does try to fire him. It might even reveal who has the real power in this country.

    • Agree: Che Guava
    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
  18. @mike k

    If Giraldi is thinking Trump is going to show some kind of intelligence, or moral sense, or simply backbone …

    Rest easy, sir!

  19. @Mike G

    Actually AIPAC, Adelson, Kushner, and other assorted khazarian mafia slime are his boss. Chumps promises made are only kept if they’re in line with AIPAC and HELL Aviv

    • Replies: @Z-man
  20. Why Bolton hasn’t been fired yet is a mystery.

    Why he was ever put in a position of power to begin with is an even bigger mystery than it is a disaster.

    Fun quote borrowed from another good article over at LRC.:

    “May God save the country for it is evident the people will not.”

    —Millard Fillmore, 13th [purportedly in a Letter to Henry Clay (11 November 1844)]

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/01/james-howard-kunstler/a-farewell-to-bargain-shopping/

  21. Trump is just another puppet for the moneyed powers of America and the western world. He is there to give the restless “deplorable’s” the impression they have someone who is finally speaking for them and actually cares for them. The minute Trump steps to far off the reservation he is hauled back in. If he manages to get out of lasso range, other more deadly and final measures will be instituted.

    If you have any doubt’s about what I say, you can ask Sen. Paul Wellstone. Oh wait, no you can’t, He’s dead.
    https://www.winterwatch.net/2019/01/the-assassination-of-us-sen-paul-wellstone-one-of-the-last-anti-war-populist-progressives/

    • Agree: Mike P, jacques sheete
  22. “Donald Trump has declared that he will be pulling all American soldiers out of Syria and half of U.S. forces out of Afghanistan, though the timetable appears to have slipped somewhat and might slow even more as the Establishment pushes back.”

    Didn’t he also declare that he wants better relations with Russia? Yet he sees determined to take the world back to the darkest, most dangerous days of the cold war. So I guess we can’t put any faith in the things he “declares.”

    “That Trump may have chosen to break with the interventionist model with Syria, if he succeeds in doing so, is certainly commendable, but one wit has observed that the departure will be somewhat like the line in the Eagles’ song Hotel California, “you can check out any time you want, but you can never leave.”

    According to his pre-election rhetoric (e.g. tweets from 2013), he broke with the “interventionist model” a long time ago; so why did he expand the illegal, immoral and unconstitutional U.S. military footprint in Syria in the first place? Of course he can leave Syria whenever he “wants” to.

    “There are other indications that something is afoot. On January 3rd, Trump offhandedly commented that Iran could do what it wishes in Syria, a comment that generated shock waves through the neoconnish Washington Post’s coverage of the remarks.”

    The problem is, as we see, nothing that he says or does can be taken at face value. Among other things, he’s an ignorant, arrogant, stupid, shallow, incurious, feckless, malignantly narcissistic, completely morally bankrupt pathological liar – whose strings are apparently being pulled by a coterie of jewish-supremacist madmen. This is why I variously refer to him as “teflon-don-the-con-man”, “orange clown”, “perfidious presidential poseur”; etc.

    “To be sure, there are some who believe that the Trump anti-interventionist turn is essentially fraudulent.”

    Why wouldn’t they when it’s clear that his whole presidential campaign was obviously a fraud?

    “All of the above sounds somewhat depressingly familiar, but the real question is whether in 2019 Donald J. Trump will have both the vision and the necessary gumption to fulfill his campaign promises to change the face of American foreign policy by withdrawing from useless wars overseas and mending fences with countries that are actually important like Russia.”

    Orange clown having “vision and necessary gumption”? Seriously? He’s an unrepentant mass-murdering psychopath who “hears voices” and takes action. He’s “Son of Sam” or the Zodiac killer in a suit and tie. He’s leading us to planetary extinction, IMO.

  23. Ahoy says:

    They took away from him his advisors Banon and General Flyn. What happens to them will be the litmus test if he has any power at all.

    • Replies: @Z-man
    , @NZLex
  24. renfro says:

    The Zionist have neutered Trump. He’ll keep floundering claiming he gonna do something but its clear Sheldon Adelson’s boy Bolton is running the country and bringing in more zio jews to plan war, hot or cold, for Iran
    Trump is finished.

    John Bolton, national security advisor, is tapping Richard Goldberg of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) for a key post.

    FDD President Mark Dubowitz confirmed the hire on Twitter late Monday: “Couldn’t think of anyone better than my @FDD colleague @rich_goldberg to join NSC to maximize the maximum pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic of Iran.” The White House has not yet publicly commented.

    The story was first reported in Jewish Insider . Goldberg has locked his previously-public Twitter page, following the course taken by other NSC hires, such as Fred Fleitz (who has since departed) and Anthony Ruggiero, formerly of FDD, who swiftly locked their Twitter pages upon ascension to the White House.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  25. What the U.S. has is a Zionist foreign policy driven by Zionist dual citizens who have as their number one agenda the goals of the Zionist satanic NWO! Zionists control every facet of the U.S. government and the so called congress might just as well be called the lower house of the Knesset as it grovels to kiss the hand that smites them continually in some type of Stockholm syndrome!

    On 911 the Zionist controlled deep state and Israel destroyed the WTC and murdered some 3000 Americans and they got away with it and every American who has the ability to think for themselves knows that Israel and the deep state did 911! The Zionists not only got away with it but forced America into 17 years and counting of war and war crimes in the Mideast in support of the Zionist satanic goal of their NWO and in the process murdered untold millions of innocent civilians , men and women and children all for their Zionist masters who rule America!

    America is under the control of the Satanist Zionists who have turned America into a nation that invades and bombs the hell out of countries and commits war crimes of the worst king and all this under the command of Zionist controlled U.S. government!

    I do not know this government that is in control of America it is a foreign to me as if it came from Mars, and Trump is just another puppet in a long line of puppets going back to JFK , who was the last patriot POTUS and was shot in full view of America by the same ones who rule America today!

    Zionists are going to destroy America , just as a parasite destroys its host!

  26. anon[143] • Disclaimer says:

    As long as Bolton and Pompeo are still in his cabinet, Trump has zero chance of pulling out of Syria. He needs to grow a pair and fire both of those clowns. He’s gone this far, firing Haley, Kelly and Mattis, now he needs to finish the job so he can finally run the non-interventionist foreign policy that he promised his voters on the campaign trail.

    Rod Rosenstein also needs to be fired, and Pence needs to be iced.

    The first step to showing us he’s serious is to replace John Bolton with Tulsi Gabbard.

    • Agree: RVBlake
  27. Zionists control every facet of the U.S. government and every POTUS since JFK who they could not control so they shot him in front of America to show the people who was really in charge!

    911 was done by the zionists and the zionist controlled deep state and every thinking American knows that the zionists did 911 and used this false flag to push America into illegal uncontitutional wars in the mideast for 17 years and counting all for the zionist goal of a zionist satanic NWO!

    Trump is just another zionist puppet in a long line of zionist puppets and congress is the lower house of the knesset and the zionists are going to destroy America just as a parasite destroys its host.

  28. My idea is that quite a few of the commenters here do not understand that no dictator anywhere ever had absolute power.
    Not Stalin, not Atatürk, not Hitler.
    This is not to suggest Trump is a dictator, but to make clear that a USA president does not have absolute power.
    Not even FDR had absolute power, as the diaries of Harold L Ickes make abundantly clear.
    In my opinion Kennedy underestimated the forces against him.

    Trump, again in my opinion, does not want suicide, not politically, not bodyly.
    As long as he can handle fool Bolton, when he was at the UN staff had great difficulty not to laugh about his stupidities, why send the man away, escalate the conflict, and maybe has to accept a far more dangerous opponent ?
    FDR’s Bolton in my opinion was Henry L Stimson.
    FDR fooled him with regard to the negotiations with Japan.
    The saying is ‘keep your enemies close’, this was what all three dictators mentioned above did.
    Trump won the elections, but he still has to annihilate Deep State.

    • Agree: Cleburne
    • Replies: @DESERT FOX
  29. Maybe he wants to “Manzhou” her…

  30. Ron Paul asks,

    Will President Trump stand by and watch this coup taking place under his nose?

    Trump’s Neocons Reverse His Syria Withdrawal Plan
    By Ron Paul
    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/01/ron-paul/trumps-neocons-reverse-his-syria-withdrawal-plan/

    Sorry Ron, but the guy’s been gelded; he’ll not merely stand by, he’ll be an active participant in the 180 and he asked for it as he prances around bully-and-exhibition-queen fashion spouting off like an adolescent.

    I wonder what the dolt is tweeting now.

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
    • Replies: @Harold Smith
    , @MEexpert
  31. Anyone else having trouble reviewing and editing posts?

  32. Che Guava says:

    Dear Doc. Giraldi,

    It seems that Trump is trying, that at least is a small good. The next thing he is needing to do is to dismiss Walrus Bolton, perhaps decapitation would be a richly deserved fate?

    If you were to be offered the job, would you take it? Most of readers here who are sane would love to see you have a stronger influence, but I am supposing it is never to be.

  33. Trump may be POTUS but he is just one man but he is continually beating on the door and moving the Overton window. Who was the last President – as President – who made these statements about getting out of these various ‘wars’ we are in. Generals and congress critters are now having to produce proof, arguments and RESULTS on why we should stay. I have seen very little of that before Trump. He certainly has a growing population behind this direction.
    Obviously not much has moved in this direction, but I feel confident he will continue to batter this door and eventually it will fall. The sooner the better.

  34. @jacques sheete

    My advise! Do not bet on it. Trump will finish his term, and he will win another one.

    • Replies: @Wally
    , @bluedog
  35. @jacques sheete

    “Sorry Ron, but the guy’s been gelded; he’ll not merely stand by, he’ll be an active participant in the 180 and he asked for it as he prances around bully-and-exhibition-queen fashion spouting off like an adolescent.

    I wonder what the dolt is tweeting now.”

    LOL! I couldn’t have said it any better myself.

  36. @chris

    Regarding my use of the hit Eagles song “Hotel California” lyrics, as metaphor for ZUS war policy in Syria, Brother Chris noted & wrote, “PS BTW: awesome, Chuck for getting honorable mention in Phil’s column via your Hotel California comment!…,” and Brother Jacques Sheete also encouraged, said, “Go, Chuck!”

    First off, I thank Phil Giraldi for using the noun “wit” to describe me, instead of the alternative “nitwit,” which doubtless several U.R. commenters would have preferred.

    One talent where Donald Trump is either equal to, or > 1930’s FDR on-the-campaign-stump, is his being expert at the Zio art of “baiting” voters with vows to avoid war, & then executing a “switch.”

    There is nothing that exhausts serious American voters confidence more than ambitious politicians’ campaign ‘bait & switch” tactics.

    Tonight, it appears President Trump shall address the “Homeland” from Oval Office.
    Doubtless, he’ll try to reestablish communication with his adoring voter base, silence Democrats, and in the name of a decades-long (Soros?) engineered & foreseeable “National Security Emergency,” determine to build his border wall at all taxpayer cost, including permanency of a ltd. government “shut down.”

    What American TV viewers shall not learn about is the president’s virulent pro-Greater Israel foreign policy, and Trump’s silent construction of an impenetrable WALL, consisting of freak war building block-personages, namely, Steve Mnuchin, John Bolton, and Mike Pompeo as a united cornerstone.
    (Note: Absent in our Zio Corporate Media’s vast conspiracy spin-machine is a voice which demands, “Tear down the F.P. wall!”

    Regrettably, above, ‘Merkins can not tear down that peace-prohibitive wall.

    Thanks Phil Giraldi, Chris, and Jacques. Er…, Welcome to Hotel California Discomfort Inns, D.C./Tel Aviv!

    • Replies: @anon
  37. @jilles dykstra

    Trump is under Zionist control and the Zionist bankers who hold the paper on all of his properties and so even if he wanted to, can not and will not go against the Zionist control of the U.S. government.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  38. anonymous[204] • Disclaimer says:

    America’s feckless allies, Saudi Arabia and Israel, succeed in selling their version of what is going on in the region.]

    This is very laughable and only the propagandists make it.

    Only the propagandists are making fake news to confuse the ignorant and illiterate people.
    Trump is a war monger with different style, like criminal Obama had different style from mass murderers like Clinton family and the Zionist criminals in the different American regimes, especially since 911 staged as false flag operation by USG and Zionist Neocons to implement the plan they had against the Muslims and the region for hegemony and ‘greater Israel’.

    All evidence since 9/11 and before that proves that these wars are designed and carried out by the criminal and terrorist USG, its ‘intellectuals’, CIA, FBI and the rest of criminals in the American regime.
    The ‘nationalist’ propagandists do not refer to 9/11 as FALSE FLAG OPERATION to protect the handas of the criminal and terrorists in American regimes to fool the public

    Now, it is obvious, more than ever, that Donald Trump, a traitor and Jewish Mafia member, is trying the rest of the VICIOUS PLAN for ‘American first’ or racist ‘American exceptionalism’ with the help of US colony Saudi Arabia and one of the main master mind of the geopolitical assault plan, the Zionist Jews.
    People are not dumb, and no propagandist can fool them.

    Saudi Arabia and its terrorists army is US proxy army which Saudi Arabia follishly is fuding because USG terrorist state WANTS ITS COLONY TO DO THAT. Saudi Arabia cannot exist if does not OBEY THE ODER. The terrorist American regime is using the wealth of the Saudis (muslims) to kill and rob muslims. The dumb MBS must know that after they fund destruction of other states, then it would be their turn, is mbs that stupid? Then let them go down the tube. The west is milking Saudi Arabia for its geopolitical interest, staging false flag operation, to bring its dumb population on board. Is This so difficult to understand? USG has killed millions, millions, millions of people around the world. Every day is a new ‘enemy’, in Asia, Afria, even Europe. They construct enemy with the help of the criminal and fake media.
    Now, people of the region know more than ever than NO one can trust US and their propagandists.
    People of the region cannot trust the lies coming from the mouth of a Jewish Mafia member. They are not going to be fooled like American ignorant people who have been molded to be one.

    The people of the region know that ‘troop out of Syria’ is NOTHING BUT A LIE. Because they see the activities of the criminal American and their mass murderer ‘soldiers’ and ‘advisors’ all around them.

    The criminal US and jewish neocons’ plan in Syria did not go according to plan. The mass murderer Obama DID EVERYTHING to implement accordingly, but were not successful due to sacrifices of Syrian people and army, Hizbullah and Iran. Russia a pro Zionist entity entered later in 2015 to fill ‘a void’ for its own interest and jewish mafia interest that Putin, like trump, is a member of.
    Now, the jewish mafia stooge at the WH is changing the plan, but has NOT ABANDONED it. Now, the plan is to focus on Iraq as a base to weaken Iran more than ever.

    To do that Trump is playing with Iraqi government, is trying to weaken its government to make it MORE dependent on Washington to follow orders with the help of TRAITOR KURDS and Turkey.

    All evidence show that Trump has smuggled the terrorist MEK members, where have no influence in Iran, into Iraq to BE USED, ALONG WITH TRAITOR KURDS, for terrorist plot against Iranian people to put pressure on Iranian government.

    But Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim said:

    “These sanctions, the siege, or what is called the embargo,” imposed by the US is “unilateral, not international,” and Iraq is “not obliged [to follow] them.”

    So, the plan is going to be continued by Trump, the war monger, but the propagandists tell you that IT IS THE ‘DEEP STATE’ DOES NOT ALLOW PEACE LOVING IDIOT TO DO ITS WORK.

    They are lying to you. Trump is as criminal as the former American regimes.

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
  39. Alden says:
    @renfro

    Thanks for the information. Verrry interesting.

  40. Rurik says:

    Excellent article as usual.

    the bogus claims that Iran is a threat to the United States are generally accepted without question by both Democrats and Republicans, not to mention the White House.

    accepted as bogus, but the fraud is nevertheless enforced across the zio-fiefdom.

    Russia, meanwhile, remains the target of bipartisan wrath, from the left over the results of the 2016 election and from the right due to fearmongering over alleged threats to Eastern Europe.

    Not to split hairs, but the fake news of ‘Russian collusion’ in the election, is and always has been a laughable farce. Just as any threats to Eastern Europe by Putin’s Russia is a preposterous absurdity.

    The real reasons for the hostility towards Russia is Russia’s unwillingness to go along with ((the unilateral power’s)) agenda.

    https://www.jpost.com/American-Politics/Republican-senators-call-to-recognize-Israeli-rule-over-Golan-Heights-576675

    Putin was OK with the globalists until he confronted the Fiend in Syria.

    So all their hysterical lies notwithstanding, our media and politicians are all hostile to Russia for Putin’s intransigence in Syria. Not for ‘hacking our democracy’ or arresting Pussy Riot, or menacing Latvia or Poland. These are just more media turds for forced public consumption.

    Also glad to see Brother Chuck get his mention!

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  41. c matt says:
    @mike k

    To be fair, not many men below the Second Person of the Trinity could succeed against the array of forces facing Trump. The best intelligence he could show is to survive, and the most I would hope for is for him to bring the whole mess crashing down on his way out.

  42. ariadna says:

    “the real question is whether in 2019 Donald J. Trump will have both the vision and the necessary gumption to fulfill his campaign promises to change the face of American foreign policy by withdrawing from useless wars overseas and mending fences with countries that are actually important like Russia.”

    I would put it differently and, I daresay, with more precision:
    “If pigs had wings, AND if they were slender enough to enable the take-off, AND their flatulence did not create an outsize Coandă effect in flight, AND if and only if they had a strong desire to fly, then they might fly just as likely as Trump might do what Mr. Giraldi hopes he would.”

  43. @DESERT FOX

    Hey Desert Fox!

    Below fyr, is a curious Daily Beast report on how 2016 candidate, Trump, accepted money from Mr. Open Borders Man, Except For Israel, George Soros.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trump-took-liberal-icon-george-soross-money

    One characteristic of a ZUS president is to capitalize on both the engineered successes and failures of their predecessors.

    Hence, tonight, ‘Merkins will hear President Trump speak accurately about how illegal immigration constitutes a present “National Emergency” threat; a western crisis which was promoted & established by cohort billionaire international Jew “Open Borders” engineers, & who Trump might chastise later on, but not by name.

    • Replies: @DESERT FOX
  44. QUESTION: Is Adam Schiff, head, House Intelligence, a dual citizen?

  45. anon[538] • Disclaimer says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    You go Chuck!

    Must have been the Hail Marys.

    btw — re edit problems:
    Problems on WP Software Upgrade?
    RON UNZ • JANUARY 7, 2019
    https://www.unz.com/announcement/problems-on-wp-software-upgrade/

    also: Interesting post on SicSemperTyrannis: Cotton & Cruz are in Israel lobbying for recognition of Israeli annexation of Golan Hts

    Don’t Cheney & Biden & Kushner have financial interest in gas from Golan?

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  46. @anonymous

    Now, it is obvious, more than ever, that Donald Trump, a traitor and Jewish Mafia member, is trying the rest of the VICIOUS PLAN for ‘American first’ or racist ‘American exceptionalism’ with the help of US colony Saudi Arabia and one of the main master mind of the geopolitical assault plan, the Zionist Jews.
    People are not dumb, and no propagandist can fool them

    .
    Alas not obvious to me.
    If you’re fooling me, I do not know, what I do know is that a lot of assertions is not proof.

  47. @ChuckOrloski

    Trump, who I voted for , has been a disappointment and I have given up all hope for him, and with his being surrounded by Zionists, it is going to take a grass roots awakening of the American people to the Zionist control of the government and that I think will not happen.

    Soros , when 14 years old in Budapest Hungary lived with the Nazi commander who was charged with rounding up jews and Soros went out with the Nazis and pointed out where the jews lived and thus helped betray and send these jews to the death camps, this is true, and anyone can check this out, and not a peep out of the Zionists, they betrayed their own!

    Soros and the Zionists are Satanists!

  48. Trump is always for real. Problem is, he is for real for the next 15 minutes or so.

  49. @Rurik

    Knowingly, Rurik said: “Putin was OK with the globalists until he confronted the Fiend in Syria.”

    Above, I totally agree, Brother Rurik.

    Have not done a search/study, but I would wager Russian representatives stood tall & mighty at past globalist assemblies, for example, Davos.

    Fyi, I still think Putin and Xi are to some extent acceptable to Globalist control designs, but the ZUS & western European Zionist zealots insist that an Israeli personage must sit at the right-hand of the coming (globalist) Mes$iah.

    One rather purposely forgotten thing, Rurik? At Davos, January 2017, populist-President Trump’s business pal, Anthony Scaramucci, delivered a curious address.

    “Mooch” assured the Davos assembly that Donald Trump is “the globalists last good chance for success.”

    Why? Well…, if Putin’s and the very powerful Xi’s rule happens to weaken to international Jewry’s applied internal & external financial pressure, the poor world must (regrettably) suck-it-up and, in reverse, & sing together the old song lyric, “Jesus will not be just right with me.”

    Thanks, Brother Rurik! And no doubt, P.G. reads the comments to his articles, & he may deploy them

    • Replies: @Rurik
  50. Moi says:

    Loathed the man from the start and don’t pay any attention to what he says.

  51. Winston2 says:
    @renfro

    Very blackmailable sadly.
    Mueller has not even started,contrary to popular opinion.
    Not sure what Trump won’t do when his kids and biz are under threat of RICO charges and
    confiscation.
    Mueller will flip Alexander Slater the conduit for billions of Russian(Jewish)mafia money
    laundered thru’ the Trump organization.Cohen already flipped on Slater.
    Mueller is involved in parallel construction of what the deep state organs already gave him.
    He isn’t looking for a crime,he already knows exactly what they are,he is looking for corroboration.

    • Replies: @renfro
    , @bjondo
  52. Trumpy’s foreign policy is more step-in-the-bucket than bait and switch.

    Trump proposes some thing in regards to foreign policy and the globalizer Deep State ghouls in the WASP/JEW ruling class of the American Empire throw Trumpy some 97 mph chin music and Trumpy steps in the bucket out of fear of getting beaned in the coconut.

    The Israel Firist globalizer goons in the GOP such as John Bolton and Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio and Tom Cotton do the bidding of the government of Israel and they do the bidding of wealthy Jew billionaires such as Sheldon Adelson. Jared Kushner, the money-grubbing Jewish real estate shyster, is also telling Trump to put the interests of Israel ahead of the interests of the United States.

    Trump is doing good work on China, but he is not going far enough. The treasonous rat whores in the WASP/JEW ruling class of the United States sold out the sovereignty and security of the United States by allowing China to use cheap labor to crush American manufacturing. Greedy shyster rats such as Robert Rubin wanted to fully expand financialization and globalization and mass immigration to concentrate wealth and power in the United States.

    Greedy dirtbags in academia fully supported the flooding of Chinese students into the United States. This has allowed Chinese intelligence assets and other Chinese elements to infiltrate themselves into areas of operation that should have been disallowed to them.

    Trump should immediately put into place a 95 percent prohibitive tariff on all goods or services coming from China. Trump should begin mass deportations of as many Chinese interlopers as possible, and he should ban the entrance of any other Chinese people from entering the United States.

    China and the WASP/JEW ruling class of the American Empire are enemies of the American people.

    George HW Bush and George W Bush did everything in their power to flood the United States with Chinese interlopers and Chinese manufactured products and goods. China boy George HW Bush is now rotting in Hell for pushing mass immigration and for colluding with the Communist Chinese against the best interests of the American people.

    The disgusting, treasonous rats in the WASP/JEW ruling class have sold out the American people for cash and Trumpy is just now getting the American people to think in terms of US national interests when it comes to US foreign policy instead of some vague, nebulous “global economy” or some other abstraction.

    In short, that German and Scottish and Irish guy named Patrick Joseph Buchanan has been right about US foreign policy and the WASP/JEW ruling class has been treasonously wrong.

  53. RobinG says:
    @renfro

    ‘One of the cornerstones of the meme that Donald Trump is beholden to the Russians–i.e. a Putin puppet–is his alleged ties to Semion Mogilevich, who is described in Wikipedia and other publications as the Godfather of all Russian mobsters. Only one tiny problem with the Mogilevich description–it is devoid of any actual evidence and ignores the simple facts that he was born in Ukraine and is a citizen of Israel. Not a Russian.

    Thanks, renfro.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  54. @Wally Streeter

    John Bolton is a treasonous baby boomer globalizer rat who puts the interests of Israel ahead of the interests of the United States. That is treason.

    John Bolton was a big backer of the Iraq War debacle.

    John Bolton pushes nation-wrecking mass immigration and multicultural mayhem.

    President Trump should fire John Bolton immediately.

    Tweets from 2014:

    • Replies: @RVBlake
  55. Ahoy says:

    This man fought for humanity to reach high ground.

    This man wants humanity (the goyim part only) to burn in hell.

    Americans are immersed in an existencial war for their values and beliefs. For starters start thinking what to do with poisonous Hollywood.

  56. MEexpert says:
    @jacques sheete

    I wonder what the dolt is tweeting now.

    Trump: Jamal Al-Badawi, Leader In USS Cole Attack, Killed: “Our GREAT MILITARY has delivered justice for the heroes lost and wounded in the cowardly attack on the USS Cole,” Trump tweeted Sunday.

    Mr. President, now let us ask our GREAT MILITARY to deliver justice for the heroes lost and wounded in the cowardly attack on the USS Liberty.

  57. @renfro

    Great post on N.S.A. Bolton’s hiring of Richard Goldberg! Below, fyr, is followup information from National Interest.

    https://nationalinterest.org/feature/john-bolton-taps-iran-regime-change-advocate-40917

    Unless the Islamic Republic of Iran is resisting ZUS demands, & has covert nuclear weapon & delivery systems, I am afraid that the post-WW2 (carved up) Germany landscape will become its terrible fate.

    Thanks a lot for delivering such solid Gold(berg) information, renfro.

    • Replies: @renfro
    , @jacques sheete
  58. @Ahoy

    Americans are immersed in an existencial war for their values and beliefs. For starters start thinking what to do with poisonous Hollywood.

    Hollywood is one cesspit; another is the public library that you, Mr & Mrs Taxpayer support.

    I’m acquainted with three major public library systems. Their shelves groan with fiction by authors such as those C Span featured last year in its series on (best selling) fiction writes. Among those interviewed:
    David Ignatius
    Brad Thor
    Brad Meltzer
    David Baldacci
    Jodi Piccoult
    Geraldine Brooks

    Rabbi Manis Friedman’s declaration triggered this rant:
    Early in Meltzer’s The Book of Lies, his main character asserts:

    “If there was one constant in history it was that victors torched property, salted the earth, destroyed all the old idols. No sense warehousing the past when you could obliterate it entirely.”

    In, The Increment, David Ignatius praises: “The young Iranian scientist did the right thing: he betrayed his country and sold out to CIA.”

    Jodi Piccoult’s “The Storyteller” is so full of holocaust propaganda she might as well be ghost writing for Simon Wiesenthal.

    Baldacci is a hack sell-out. His writing — as most of the others — is two steps removed from Stratemeyer Syndicate / Hardy Boys – Nancy Drew. But be sure to mention Nazis in a bad light and Jews/Israel in a favorable light, and you’re golden.

    Meltzer is forthright enough to discuss his close relationship with CIA, Secret Service, and other US agencies that most of us do not have access to. What are the chances US government is subsidizing these authors to produce fiction to shape the minds of the American people?

    There are non-profit organizations that work with publishing houses to send these books by the truckload to military service members in MENA and elsewhere.

    Public libraries spend tens- if not hundreds of thousands of dollars acquiring these books, in print, large print, and CD. Writers in this grouping construct their stories to make them readily adaptable to Hollywood movies.

    The networking is extraordinary: C Span, “sponsored as a public service by your cable companies,” provides a platform for these writers to promote their work.

    Cable companies are owned by interests that also own newspapers as well as the publishing houses that market these books.

    Hollywood is incestuously related to all of the above.

    The American people are screwed every which way: their tax dollars are used to fund public libraries that peddle propaganda; they pay for cable services that propagandize them; they pay to see movies that degrade and propagandize them.

    While their tormentors collect fat paychecks and laugh at them.

    • Replies: @Art
    , @Wally
    , @RobinG
    , @Carroll Price
  59. Art says:

    The fever pitch of Trump decent is off the charts.

    Trump saying. he was going to pull out the troops from Syria – is a cultural and diplomatic earthquake. The possibility of that happening, has shaken the Jews to the core.

    Look at Drudge today – things are going crazy – the Jew media is fighting him on virtually everything that is going on in America. They are attacking him on every pronouncement. It is 24/7 get Trump.

    Hmm — just who owns and controls the US MSM – JEWS.

    Sorry folks – it is all Jew intimidation – they are saying to Trump “screw with Israel’s security, and we Jews will kill your presidency.”

    Think Peace — Do No Harm — Art

  60. @Ahoy

    Crazy religious people are not just among jews
    Dutch politician vd Staay is under fire here because of his ideas about homosexuality, the Nashville declaration.
    Why anyone bothers about such nonsense is beyond my comprehension
    Probably the Torah forbids homosexuality in order to get maximum population growth
    Ideas resembling what I read here, because the Chinese population grows the USA must welcome migrants
    Idiots

  61. anonymous[538] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/08/world/middleeast/erdogan-bolton-turkey-syria-kurds.html
    “ISTANBUL — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey denounced the White House national security adviser John R. Bolton for comments he made ahead of his arrival in the Turkish capital and refused to meet him on Tuesday, making any agreement between the two NATO partners over a United States withdrawal from Syria increasingly difficult.

    Mr. Erdogan said Mr. Bolton had made a “grave mistake” when he said that Turkey must agree to protect Syria’s Kurds in the event of an American withdrawal.

    “It is not possible for us to swallow the message Bolton gave from Israel,” Mr. Erdogan said in a speech to political party members in Parliament. Turkey was only opposed to Kurdish militant groups and not ordinary Kurds, he insisted.”

    ———
    Erdogan Cancels Meeting With Bolton, As U.S. Seeks To Reassure Allies On Syria
    NPR January 8, 2019

    “Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has apparently snubbed U.S. national security adviser John Bolton, canceling a planned meeting to discuss the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria as well as the fate of a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia fighting ISIS in Syria.

    Bolton’s meeting with Erdogan was canceled moments before it was to begin, reflecting Turkish anger at Bolton’s insistence that those Kurdish forces be protected after more than 2,000 American troops exit northeastern Syria.”

    • Replies: @Art
    , @bjondo
  62. @Art

    And then orange clown said: “Oh yeah? Screw with my “presidency” and I’ll investigate the Sandy Hook elementary school “shooting,” 9/11 and the attack on the USS Liberty.”

    And then I woke up.

    • Replies: @Art
  63. Wally says:
    @Ilyana_Rozumova

    I agree.
    Hell, Trump wasn’t even supposed to get this far per ‘the polls’ and the pre-election media onslaught, but here we are.
    Strict immigration control is something way too may Americans want, even Hispanics & blacks are figuring it out, (1.3 of Hispanics actually voted for Trump in 2016), They see their wages taking a hit because of the cheap, illegal labor who pay no taxes, but access free stuff like they do.

    And who will the ne0-Communists run against him? Airhead Ocasio-Cortez, Hillary? LOL
    Trump would slaughter them.

    The neo-Communists only chance is to get Trump out before the 2020 election with the fake Mueller thing, and that’s not going to happen. Too many have seen through that scam, and Mueller has nothing or we would have seen it.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  64. bluedog says:
    @Ilyana_Rozumova

    Your probably right and nothing will have changed,as Putin said presidents come and go but policy remains the same….

  65. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    Trump will do whatever the REAL bosses, the FED, those corrupt Wall Street casinos and Israel tells him to do. He’s nothing more than a carny barker, a fool that keeps the gullible marks occupied so they won’t bitch about never-ending war; endless monetary support for Israel and our nation’s infrastructure turning into 3rd world status while the MIC gets a bigger share each year.

    Trump went bankrupt four different times, yet he’s still a multi-billionaire? The ones who backed him thru that are now calling in their chits.

    As No One Watched, Trump Pardoned 5 Megabanks For Corruption Charges—Who He Owes Millions January 2018

    While Americans celebrated the holidays, President Trump followed in the footsteps of his predecessors by acting in the interest of Wall Street and using the distraction to do something that was not in the best interest of the American people. He pardoned five megabanks for rampant fraud and corruption, which is especially notable because of the amount of money he owes them.

    Trump has been using Deutsche Bank since the 1990s, and Financial Times has reported that he now owes the bank at least $130 million in outstanding loans secured in properties in Miami, Chicago, and Washington. However, a source told the Times that the actual number is likely much larger at $300 million.

    Reports claimed that Deutsche was the only bank willing to lend Trump money after his companies faced multiple bankruptcies. The relationship has continued over the years, and an analysis from the Wall Street Journal claimed that Trump has received at least $2.5 billion in loans from Deutsche Bank over the last 20 years.http://thefreethoughtproject.com/trump-pardoned-megabanks-owes-millions-rampant-fraud-corruption/

    Steal a couple hundred from a liquor store and you’ll do ten years. Steal trillions and you’ll get a pass, some money from Congress and the green light to steal again.

    • Agree: ChuckOrloski, ariadna
  66. Wally says:
    @renfro

    The alternative was Hillary.

    I’ll take my chances with Trump over the likes of Hillary, Ocasio-Cortez and the other Communists who are waiting in the wings any day.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  67. Art says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    I’m acquainted with three major public library systems. Their shelves groan with fiction by authors such as those C Span featured last year in its series on (best selling) fiction writes.

    S2C – Great comment – Thanks!

    I love C-Span’s weekend Book TV. It is the best programing on the tube.

    They do all non-fiction except for this last year with the 3 hour long fiction writers. Most of them I turned off.

    Art

  68. Art says:
    @anonymous

    Mr. Erdogan said Mr. Bolton had made a “grave mistake” when he said that Turkey must agree to protect Syria’s Kurds in the event of an American withdrawal.

    Bolton and Pompeo are living in the last century when America was respected.

    The aftermath of 9/11 has destroyed our credibility. The world correctly views the US government as being controlled by the Jews.

    Clearly, fighting terrorist wars for the Jews, has diminished our moral standing and place in the world. Our military is weakened and dissipated – we are falling behind in new tech – we are losing out in the cyber conflicts. America is getting dangerously behind in a thousand ways.

    Bolton and Pompeo are bad guys working for the Jews – and the world knows it. Those two think, that all they have to do is say “Iran” and everyone will fall in place – it is not happening! (The world has no respect for our killing the Iran nuke deal.)

    Think Peace — Art

    • Agree: Ilyana_Rozumova
    • Replies: @Wally
  69. renfro says:
    @Winston2

    He isn’t looking for a crime,he already knows exactly what they are,he is looking for corroboration

    I agree with that.

  70. Wally says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    Let’s not forget the fake Diary of Anne Frank and the ridiculous & easily debunked Destruction of European Jewry</i,. by Zionist Raul Hilberg*, to name just a few of the witchcraft equivalent books on the "holocaust" that plaque our libraries.

    “… it is questionable whether one should accept improbable figures supplied by a not overly friendly source.”
    – American Jewish Year Book, , 1972, Vol. 73, p. 536

    * Raul Hilberg quotes no less than 20 times as a source in his standard work about the “Holocaust” ,Filip Mueller, who described how he ate cake in an alleged cyanide-saturated gas chamber. : https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10426

    Fraudulent “historian” Hilberg exposed in court: http://www.ihr.org/books/kulaszka/09hilberg.html

    http://www.codoh.com

  71. @anonymous

    Your opinion is really nice. So tell me please. Which next country US will be destroying?

  72. Oh, I really would like to share this author´s New Year optimism with respect to the “US withdrawing from useless wars”…, but, as far as I read over there, it seems quite certain the while possibly withdrawing ( in case this is going to happen anytime, or just they decide to remain so as to waste other´s victory…) from what has become useless wars in the Middle East and Central Asia, if not because of the presence of formidable opponents there, the US seems to not loose a minute to engage in others which could result much more usefull, mainly, if we remember Trump´s reproach on “we should had grabbed the oil”, and so, we have that preparations to disrupt countries in the Caribbean Sea, or intends to grabb portions of Africa even if necessary by usual method of kicking the door are next in the eternal list of unending agressions by the US and its “allies”….

    After all, “it´s the oil”…..and other resources….

    But I even do not discard extending IS/AQ jihad to European soil….now that the European “allies” have resulted so stubborn….

    Thus, it is crystal clear to me that what we will have with Trump and the masters who put them in charge in the first place and move the strips behind him, is more of the same elevated to the nth potence….

    I wonder what more is needed to have you all in the streets doing the only thing you can do to obligue them to do what you gratutiously affirm Trump is going to do ( whenever that is going to happen…)
    The information about what your country has always done, continue doing to date, and is all the way planning to do, is all out there for everybody to find and assess.
    That you deny acknowledgment of this can only be for two reasons, willing blindness and deafness, so that your way of life does not change a bit, or willing collaboration with the so called “deep state”/”the borg” through taking part in disinformation operations, being the latter the highly likely case of, former or current, intelligence operatives/journalists/analysts….

    May be, you, with your “fake stories”, “fake news”, “fake success”, “fake victories”…..will manage to make the lives of increasingly more people increasingly miserable, but, that all that, sooner or later, will pay unto you, and, consequently, you will end rotten in hell…believe me, that is a fact….

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  73. @Wally

    Wally said: ‘Too many have seen through that (“fake Mueller thing”) scam, and Mueller has nothing, or we would have seen it.”

    Hey Wally!

    Speaking respectfully, “we” see what Zionist’s want us to see, and they have no problem with ‘Merkins’ presumed capability to see through “fake” special prosecutor stuff.

    I liken ZUS citizens’ bizarre & engineered political situation to that which Simon & Garfunkel described in peppy song, “A man sees what he wants to see, and disregards the rest.”

    The Zio Corporate Media, including the often gripping DrudgeReport, feasts upon what appears to be a (combined) left & right flogging of what appears to be the wounded political carcass of President Trump.

    But tonight, when the contentious & divisive border-wall address is completed, Oval Office lights out, and Trump tucks-in, the ruling darkness never sleeps.

    Fyi, Wally, earlier and while in-between Scranton school bus runs, I indulged “Head- Start Program, 101; No Dumb Goyim Left Behind,” by reading Andrew Bacevich’s mind expanding & new U.R. article, below, subtitle, “Abizaid of Arabia.”

    Try Bacevich? For nothing “is” as to what Zio spinners appear to tell what it is “is.”

    https://www.unz.com/article/our-man-in-riyadh/

    Nonetheless, I greatly appreciate all your Continued Education comments & the linked coda tomes, Wally!

    • Replies: @Wally
  74. onebornfree says: • Website

    This just in!:The Wall Will Not Stop Illegal Immigration !

    Even if built according “to plan” [an impossibility, of course, given the nature of governments], the border wall would not prevent illegal immigrants, except maybe in the very short term, until people found various ways around its presence.

    A border wall would be just another government scam, a worthless boondoggle that would only benefit the contractors and the politicians, just like every other government program throughout history.

    Why? Because so-called government “solutions” cannot work.

    All one has to do to reach this conclusion is to look at the world around us with a cold, unbiased eye, and observe the massive failure of other government “solutions” to date such as:

    1] the war on drugs.

    2] government- run healthcare

    3] government- run education

    4] government environmental regulation

    5] the government war on poverty via welfare programs

    6] government racial integration policies

    The list of failures is endless , and at the present time- ever expanding into new areas supposedly ‘begging” for government “solutions” that will not work either, because , tah dah! : government “solutions ” cannot ever work, [for reasons I will not get into here], although admittedly, in the very short term they might appear to work. but it never takes long for “the rot to set in” 🙂

    Regards, onebornfree

  75. RobinG says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    Do I remember correctly that perhaps David Baldacci was the ghost writer of Bill Browder’s fiction-posing-as-fact, Red Notice?

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
  76. Talha says:

    Who’s gonna be our guy in Pakistan, Musharraf? Potential tax dollars at work:

    If you see Trump shaking hands with the old general, then get set for what’s coming…

    Peace.

  77. Art says:
    @Harold Smith

    And then orange clown said: “Oh yeah? Screw with my “presidency” and I’ll investigate the Sandy Hook elementary school “shooting,” 9/11 and the attack on the USS Liberty.”

    And then I woke up.

    Is Trump going to wake up and smell the Jews destroying him?

    Will he call out the editors and CEO’s of the media by name?

    Hmm — we will see what he is really made of!

  78. @Fatima Manoubia

    Hey Fatima Manoubia!

    WOW! What outstanding, let me say, poetic (prophet-like) following paragraph, which addresses the doomed soul of real evildoers: “May be, you, with your “fake stories”, “fake news”, “fake success”, “fake victories”…..will manage to make the lives of increasingly more people increasingly miserable, but, that all that, sooner or later, will pay unto you, and, consequently, you will end rotten in hell…believe me, that is a fact….”

    Go, go, (Lady?) Fatima! Fyi, the sick U.S. Zio Corporate Media-directors and ZUS “Long War” practitioners cannot bear the reality of your warning. Thanks very much!

    P.S.: During 1960’s, Bob Dylan sang the pulsating “Masters of War” which for me, & decades later, rings to your tune.

    • Replies: @Fatima Manoubia
  79. peterAUS says:
    @anonymous

    A Trump presidency will temporarily appease restless, lower class whites, while serving as a magnet for liberal anger. This will buy our ruling class time as they continue to wage war abroad while impoverishing Americans back home.

    and, overall, simply continue with the plan.
    Change of demographics, as one element of it, will, probably, accelerate.

  80. renfro says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    Here’s another one for you.

    Last year Trump Named Sigal Mandelker, a Former Israeli, as Undersecretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.

    She devotes all her time now trying to destroy Iran and Hezbollah for Israel.

    Israeli Born Deputy Treasury Secretary: Iran Tripled Hezbollah’s Annual Pay to $700 Million
    https://www.jewishpress.com/news/us-news/israeli-born-deputy-treasury-secretary-iran-tripled-hezbollahs-annual-pay-to-700-million/2018/06/06/

    One reason I keep pointing out the Zios now in government is that they can use their positions to create fake reports on Israel’s enemies leading the US into even more actions against our own interest.
    I don’t think Americans are paying attention to how dangerous this is. Too much of the talk about Jewish crimes and deceptions is ancient history and no one is going to punish or end Jewish manipulations over ancient history. ((They)) are only going to be stopped by exposing what they are doing TODAY.

    John Doe doesn’t give a shit about whatever Jews did 100, 1000 years ago. Joe Doe might give a shit about what the Jews are doing if they knew that they have taken over the US and are sending all US blood and tax payer treasure to wars for Israel TODAY.

  81. @RobinG

    RobinG — most pertinent information I came across is that a British writer, William Nicholson, was working on a screenplay for a movie version of Red Notice.

    I’ve never heard of the book. From a New York Times review, it appears there’s a great deal of insider financial/ Wall Street information, which is not Baldacci’s strength — James Grippando specializes in that arena. The NYTimes review mentions Browder’s “grating self-regard.” Would a ghost writer allow something like that to remain unedited? (Why did an editor allow it to remain unedited?)

    • Replies: @RobinG
  82. @renfro

    The office of Undersecretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence was created by uber Jew Stuart Levey, now legal counsel at HSBC.

    When he left the post a few years ago, his former law partner, David Cohen, took his place.

    Jews-who-hate-Iran created and have occupied the position at Treasury since they created it, specific ally for the purpose of bankrupting Iran.

    You’re right, renfro: people SHOULD know these things and SHOULD be outraged.

    Thanks for putting it out there.

    btw: Richie Goldberg has made a career of hating Iran. He was a student at a Chicago area Solomon Schechter school, whose website carried a front-page banner proclaiming their mission to “instill in students an undying devotion to Israel.”

    While still in his 30s, Goldberg became assistant to Illinois governor Bruce Rauner. He leveraged that position to make Illinois the first state to pass legislation divesting state pension funds from Iran-linked corporations.

    Rich Goldberg is a proud defender of Israel and the United States, and that’s not hyperbole; as Deputy Chief of Staff for Legislative Affairs for Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and former Deputy COS to Senator Mark Kirk, Goldberg has helped advanced a number of initiatives to protect and benefit Israel and serves as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

    In 2008, Goldberg spearheaded the deployment of X-Band missile defense radar to Israel and later played an integral role in the passage of economic sanctions against the Central Bank of Iran. This spring he helped Illinois become the first state to pass binding legislation countering the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.

    Goldberg is a board member of AJC Chicago and a regional governor of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, for which he serves as the representative on Iran to the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations. http://www.juf.org/YLD/WYLD.ASPX (2015)

    btw again: the Jodi Picoult book mentioned above focuses on the work of one Leo Stein, who occupies a US government office that searches out and prosecutes “Nazi war criminals,” — this novel revolves around a 93 year old “former SS” member that the main character ultimately kills. Jews use US institutions & tax $ to carry out their psychopathology

    • Replies: @renfro
  83. renfro says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    Excellent additional information SC…thanks.

  84. @anon

    Thanks! Thanks to jiles too.

  85. @ChuckOrloski

    Great post on N.S.A. Bolton’s hiring of Richard Goldberg!

    I second that.

  86. RobinG says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    “Grating self-regard” is the lesser fault with Red Notice …. it’s a tissue of lies. Anyway, ghost writers don’t need their own depth of research, like biographers. They just take their subject’s story and spin it well. His job was puffing up Browder as a hero.

  87. renfro says:

    ‘Morning Joe’ anchor wants network TV to keep Trump’s Oval Office …

    Fox News-3 hours ago

    MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski said Tuesday that television networks –including her own – should refuse to air President Trump’s prime-time Oval …

    • Replies: @DESERT FOX
  88. @renfro

    renfro said: “I don’t think Americans are paying attention to how dangerous this is.”

    Hey renfro!

    Pitifully, Jews count on millions of curiously alert American people who are trained & predisposed to “pay attention” to that which the TV tells them, and count on all to believe it, and obediently follow Judas Goat-herd authority.

    At present, am a lot like you.

    Average “John Does” today would let Jews slide if he/she learned that the stilted Holocaust education served as the state of Israel’s launch pad, a reason to be criminal.

    Now there’s fascinating excitement about America getting a real 9/11 terror attack investigation, the one then FBI Director Robert Mueller missed. Am saddened to say that the Al Qaeda-perp “whopper” fantasy is more entertaining, and legions of dumb goyim (Bible-thumping) believers would persist to agree with Netanyahu’s incredible assessment, “9/11 was good for Israel.”

    So, renfro, the great proposition is, & as you put it: “Joe Doe might give a shit about what the Jews are doing if they knew that they have taken over the US and are sending all US blood and tax payer treasure to wars for Israel TODAY.”

    Big problem for me is the Protocols of Zion world takeover-plan, and how Jews will never let a bad (stinky) “taxpayer” finding fester out of control, for example, the facts you wrote, directly above.

    As a pessimistic-optimist, here’s how I see things: Contemporary Americans must dismount couches, reconcile to wear “do-rags” with bird feathers, fashion Anti-Zio War Paint instead of belly tattoos, and regain their stolen “Homeland.”

    Really hope/pray I’m nuts, renfro, but no Western Wall visit and yarmulke for me. Thank you!

    • Replies: @Rabbitnexus
  89. @renfro

    In 2001 a woman intern was found dead in then congressman Joes office with a gash on her head, and not one thing was done about this, who benefits?

  90. I’d say they are getting out of Syria. If for no other reason than they lost and have nothing to do there, which is increasingly obvious despite the media held curtain of lies. I’m convinced Trump genuinely does want to withdraw US troops from some theatres but he is facing tremendous pushback from the bloated MIC and all it’s little minions. Probably learning as he goes the real reasons for some of them, such as the minerals and opium in Afghanistan. I can’t see them letting go of those goodies easily though replacing the troops with contractors is a likely option.

  91. Al Moanee says:
    @chris

    “This is one crazy caper with us as ‘the muscle,’ Israel as ‘the brain’ and KSA is ‘Mr. moneybags.”

    Indeed. I like to refer to US/SA/IS as “the Axis of upheaval”, with their (respective) moto: “Force, Fund and Finagle!”

    • Agree: Rabbitnexus
  92. @ChuckOrloski

    People’s capacity to ignore an uncomfortable reality is unlimited. I once had a shocking example of it when I and my 2 kids were witness to a massive triangle UFO, which moved silently, very low and slowly near a major road in the city I live in. My daughter hid under the dashboard and wouldn’t even look. Even so that is how nearly everyone else from numerous cars reacted and even a bus which stopped and I tried to get a dozen people on-board to look at this thing. My gesticulating and waving to the cars passing to look to their right was absolutely ignored by ten or more cars which passed. They saw me alright but they would NOT turn their heads! I could see some of them staring ahead grimly and obviously refusing under any circumstances to look. They seemed angry at me for trying to make them look even. They all either laughed at me as they passed or gave me a nasty look. This is NOT how people treat others in Perth, Western Australia usually, indeed several would normally have stopped to see if we were OK.

    The people on the bus giggled and made fun of me, yet would not no matter how much I implored them simply look out that window and acknowledge a freaking massive aircraft carrier sized black aircraft no more than a couple of hundred meters off the ground. It was dusk but still somewhat light and it had three lights on it also. Eventually ONE guy did stop and look but it was a long way away by then. He could see the odd light configuration and noticed even at that distance it was not making the sound a jet would but that was it. I was astounded not by the UFO so much as by the weird reaction of most people who should have seen it…yet something in them was so powerful it could make them anticipate something before they even saw it and avoid seeing it even physically since to do so would obviously have shattered their world view too much I guess.

    That is why the truth of 9/11, Kennedy’s slaying, the Holocaust [TM] and virtually all the wars which is so easy to access, will never become common currency so long as their acknowledgement will have a major impact on people’s paradigms. The media of course do their part in feeding into this cognitive dissonance for their sheeple but in the end it is what the sheeple want as well. They don’t want to be informed they want to be validated and amused.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  93. anon[119] • Disclaimer says:

    John Bolton is the biggest piece of shite and no one is going to take Trump seriously as long as that traitor is still part of his cabinet.

  94. More truths that people will not acknowledge, even if they were shown widely to them via their usual information swill bucket. ETs as my example directly demonstrates, MH-17, the USS Liberty. The nuclear ‘Energy’ lie. (Nuclear “Power stations” are really just part of the nuclear weapons process) The medical swindle around most “incurable diseases”. The true history of almost any nation, they’re almost all based on great founding myths which would not stand the light of examination but nobody wants to know except those for whom knowing might bring some benefit. An excuse to reclaim something supposedly lost and which loss itself is more often then not another invented myth. I despair of the human race becoming enlightened or exalting the virtues inherent in mankind. It will only happen on an individual basis, there’s no 100th monkey situation that is another myth anyway.

    • Replies: @Anon
  95. peterAUS says:

    They saw me alright but they would NOT turn their heads! I could see some of them staring ahead grimly and obviously refusing under any circumstances to look. They seemed angry at me for trying to make them look even. They all either laughed at me as they passed or gave me a nasty look.

    …. something in them was so powerful it could make them anticipate something before they even saw it and avoid seeing it even physically since to do so would obviously have shattered their world view too much I guess.

    ….will never become common currency so long as their acknowledgement will have a major impact on people’s paradigms.

    and, the most important:

    ….in the end it is what the sheeple want as well. They don’t want to be informed they want to be validated and amused.

    Actually, the only important when dealing with average person.

    I’ve had plenty related experiences. Nothing such extraordinary; just the usual stuff about power, politics, social issues, even health. Always willful, derogatory, even hostile reaction to simple common sense.

    And, TPTBs do know that. That’s why they are where they are.
    They know the truth and act upon it. Realists.

    And idealists, no matter what type, stick to their delusions. “If we could just inform and educate people” and similar bullshit.
    Feels good, though.

  96. Wally says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    Chuck:
    Speaking of CODOH, coming soon from ‘Holocaust Handbooks’
    Auschwitz: Technique and Operation of the Gas Chambers, An Introduction and Update to Jean-Claude Pressac’s Magnum Opus , By Germar Rudolf
    http://holocausthandbooks.com/index.php?page_id=42

    http://www.codoh.com

  97. Art says:

    Oh my oh dear – surprise surprise’ – Senator Marco Rubio pays back Jew sugar daddies with first bill of the 2019 Senate – killing free speech for BDS movement against Israel.

    Heavens to Betsy – can you believe it – go figure’ – the darling of American conservatism FOX JEWS defends the bill.

    p.s. To her credit, the Jewess Senator Diane Feinstein opposes the bill.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  98. anon[128] • Disclaimer says:

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/bolton-threatens-syria-us-troop-withdrawal-on-hold-permanent-us-military-base-on-syria-iraqi-border/5664843

    “On Friday, a State Department official said “(w)e have no timeline for our military forces to withdraw from” the country. Delay may turn out to be not at all.

    On Sunday, a senior Iraqi parliamentarian said

    “(t)he Americans have built a military base in Erbil (in) the Iraqi Kurdistan region to use…against Iraq’s neighboring countries, in particular Iran and Syria.”

    Iraqi media said the Pentagon has 14 military bases in the country – along with a reported 18 in Syria. The US is highly unlikely to abandon them, especially ones considered most strategically important.

    An earlier report indicated the Pentagon intends establishing a permanent base along the Iraqi border with Syria. Turkey reportedly established one or more military bases in northwestern Aleppo.

    On Saturday, a senior Trump regime official said US forces may remain indefinitely at the (illegally established) al-Tanf base in southeastern Syria near the Iraqi and Jordanian borders…”

    —————–

    There has been a major change in US propaganda. In its earlier versions , US has always downplayed whats it’s interest are, what it is trying to achieve, how it is trying to achieve – whether the case was in Soviet or Iraq or Vietnam or Libya few years ago. Now the neocons declare what they plan how they plan and whats the objectives are . With that differences between former and current, one can see also so called victory before and the absolute defeat now.

  99. Anon[413] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rabbitnexus

    I was going to say that you had better make sure of your St Paul before taking the decisive trip on your donkey… But then I see he is there ready to go in the shape of PeterAus. So now you needn’t wait: get yourself crucified after alerting all the media, mainstream and alternative. Pruning the gospels for some semblance of consistency you will, I’m afraid, just have to trust Your Father will look after.

  100. @Rabbitnexus

    My gesticulating and waving to the cars passing to look to their right was absolutely ignored by ten or more cars which passed. They saw me alright but they would NOT turn their heads!

    While I’ve never seen such a thing as a UFO, I’ve had similar responses from people when I’ve tried to warn them of potentially dangerous situations while driving on the freeway such as unlatched hoods on their cars to wobbling wheels on their trailers, to unsecured loads that were bouncing around.

    Now as to the assertion that history is useless or foolish, I do agree with the idea that for most people a knowledge of history is wasted on them, but there are a significant few, I think, who see the light after understanding that what’s being detailed today is largely the fruit of past efforts. I also am a proponent of exposing past crimes so that people are not surprised when they see how the methods are very similar to those being used at the present and will likely be used in the future. A further benefit is that people will begin to understand what is not effective and that it’s imperative to look for ways to undermine the parasite classes.

    Another reason why knowledge of history is important is that it helps immunize people against being lied to by the purveyors of fake news and fake history. Such knowledge really seems to help in assessing the verity, or lack thereof, of those who make excuses for bad behavior or try to downplay the seriousness of unacceptable and irresponsible behavior.

    I will add, that the man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods & errors.

    It is a melancholy truth, that a suppression of the press could not more completely deprive the nation of its benefits, than is done by its abandoned prostitution to falsehood.

    Thomas Jefferson to John Norvell, 14 June 1807

  101. @Art

    p.s. To her credit, the Jewess Senator Diane Feinstein opposes the bill.

    Mere theater, I suspect.

    Can there be any doubt that the Senator, Diane Feinstein, merely pretends to oppose the bill?

    Most of what the clowns say is meant to be laughed at, not believed, and almost all are clowns. Furthermore history shows that in that respect nothing’s changed over the millennia.

  102. @Charles Pewitt

    Trumpy’s foreign policy is more step-in-the-bucket than bait and switch.

    My take is that it’s the good cop, bad cop routine. It’s just another version of The Shrub’s promises of implementing compassionate conservatism and a humble foreign policy or O-bomb-a’s hope and change

    Trump says something that the ever hopeful Trumpettes want to hear, then does exactly as his bosses desire. This allows The Trumpster to appear like the good guy while maintaining hope and simultaneously enabling his supporters to claim that da devil would’t let him do it. The Boltons of the world no doubt enjoy their roles as devils.

    And I agree that The Cackling Hyena would have been exponentially worse, but that’s small consolation and no denying that the masses are being played, again.

    • Replies: @RVBlake
    , @ChuckOrloski
  103. RVBlake says:
    @jacques sheete

    This would explain Trump’s heartening announcement of U.S. withdrawal from Syria, immediately followed by Pompeo and Bolton hustling and bustling amongst our valued Mid East allies, issuing consolations and moderations. Witness Bolton’s recent twitterings of the U.S. now “coordinating” its withdrawal from Syria with Israel, downstream of Trump’s original immediate withdrawal, then 4-month withdrawal.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  104. @jacques sheete

    Hey Jacques!

    Our Zio Media never tells us that John Bolton is a Neoconservative and is establishing presidential foreign policy geared to Israeli requirements and in fact against NATO ally, Turkey.

    Israel likes the Kurds due to only an obsession to divide & conquer neighboring Islamic countries. As a ZUS-approved “good” terror state, the Kurds want territory spanning Syria, Iraq, and Iran.

    A very shitty & transparent deception, please refer to article, below, Jacques? (Zigh)

    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/01/08/585215/Erdogan-rebukes-Boltons-unacceptable-comment-on-Syrian-Kurdish-YPG-forces

  105. @DESERT FOX

    Agree with all except the worship of JFK. Kenned was the one that started the UN one world government ball rolling with Public Law 87-297. Truth be known every president, including Washington has been part of the plan to make America the “New Atlantis”, with one possible exception, Andrew Jackson.
    http://www.sweetliberty.org/issues/un/do.htm

    You be the judge

    • Replies: @renfro
  106. @RVBlake

    RVBlake wrote: “Witness Bolton’s recent twitterings of the U.S. now “coordinating” its withdrawal from Syria with Israel, downstream of Trump’s original immediate withdrawal,”

    Hey Blake!

    Re above; a question.

    Why doesn’t our Zio Media report on how Bolton managed to overturn Trump’s 2016 presidential election, and how he easily managed to tweak & assume the role as US Commander in Chief of the armed forces?

    Thank you. Please let me know what you think?

    • Replies: @RVBlake
  107. RVBlake says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    The MSM is part of the narrative, the septic tank melange of Pentagon, neocons, liberal interventionists…No way they’re turning on one of their own. They most likely sneer at his past political associations, i. e. Bush/Cheney, but they publicly endorse him as less evil than Trump.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  108. @RVBlake

    Hey RVBlake,

    About my major point, re; the Kurds, their leaders know they have ZUS and Israeli miliary support, and such stuff can end up causing a major war, and US troops who remain in Syria are most regrettably in danger of becoming ritualistic & unnecessary “sacrificial lambs.”

    Thanks.

  109. Z-man says:
    @Fed up Goy

    Hell Aviv, I like that ..and I will use it, lol.

  110. Z-man says:
    @Ahoy

    Flynn was a NEOCON stooge and rabid anti Iran war hawk.

  111. Z-man says:
    @renfro

    Good find ‘renfro’, thanks.

  112. Z-man says:
    @c matt

    To be fair, not many men below the Second Person of the Trinity could succeed against the array of forces facing Trump.

    Great line.
    Yeah at least he can blow the whole thing up as he leaves.

  113. Appears evident that Commander in Chief Trump is fighting to secure the US southern border (with Mexico), and his NSA Director Bolton has the job of securing Israeli expansion into Lebanon and Syria.

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
  114. bjondo says:
    @anonymous

    Note to Erdogan:

    invite bolton and pompeo
    for tea and baklava.
    arrest.
    some amount of torture ok.
    neither will hold out past 2 seconds.

    America will bless you.

  115. bjondo says:
    @Winston2

    according to tea leaves,

    mueller down and out before 90 days;

    ruth ginsberg out before May ends;

    bolton, pompeo gone before Dec.

    THE WALL available for pics.

    expansion by the yid toxic garbage dump is over.

    death is waiting.

    5ds

  116. renfro says:
    @Johnny Walker Read

    Agree with all except the worship of JFK. Kenned was the one that started the UN one world government ball rolling with Public Law 87-297. Truth be known every president, including Washington has been part of the plan to make America the “New Atlantis”, with one possible exception, Andrew Jackson

    Getting your information from gun owner rights nut case sites is not a good idea.

    Public Law 87-297 had nothing to do with the 2nd ammendment. It was a reaction to the arms race with Russia , nuclear fears and the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. Basically a brain fart of the times but one that led to the eventual reduction of nuclear weapons in Russia.

    Further, it was Eisenhower that was the biggest champion of the UN and international law after WWII.

    Further you need to read Washington’s Farewell Address if you think he was a ‘globalist’—he was the exact opposite.
    Washington’s Farewell Address 1796
    http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/washing.asp

  117. @ChuckOrloski

    Comrade ChuckOrloski, you are really very kind, and generous, to consider that anything I could write with my scarce command of English language could be anytime qualified as “poetic”, but I am glad if, in any way, it served you, or any other person, as inspiration or, at least, to be moved a bit from the wide conformism in front of what we are witnessing and are being directed to.

    I thank you for the reference to Dylan´s song ( which I am not worthy of being compared to..), which I did not know so far, since not so heard at my country, and even at my times, which became a bit more cynic, despaired and self-destructive than yours ( when the anti-war movement was at its full heights of plenitude and strenght ….Although they managed to fully disintegrate it be it through generalized introduction of drugs amongst the youth and hopeful…..or directly cutting the tongues of the troubadours…..), but, still, we had our bards too….

    In this vein, you remind me of the fact that perhaps the lack of inspiration of these times lays in part, apart from in the general alienation by electronic devices, in the lack of bards….To kill the bards has always been one of their priorities…as ancient leyends tell us….

    But we will prevail….and will return to the streets…. again….

    Enjoy!

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  118. Great work as always, Phil — with the exceptions that you should have devoted due attention to (i) the nefarious, always-lurking Zionist presence/influence of Sheldon Adelson on Trump and our body politic and (ii) the neocon/Zionist/Israel-first (near) unanimity of our legislative branch in affairs of the Middle East and beyond that makes a mockery of any use of the term “US national [security] interests.” Other areas: the MIC, the MSM, Ziothinktankdom, the Palestinians’ fading hopes of justice and liberation….

    (I can’t find time and energy to review the comments; I’m sure there are some great ones.)

  119. @Charles Pewitt

    Its not China’s fault that the jews and their loyal puppets targeted the American middle class for destruction.

    China is not an “enemy of the American people”.

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
  120. @Wally

    Being that our jewish-supremacist masters apparently wanted the perfidious orange clown over clinton, I have to assume that the orange clown is even more evil than clinton.

    • Replies: @Wally
  121. @Fatima Manoubia

    Fatima Manoubia wisely noted: “To kill the bards has always been one of their priorities…as ancient legends tell us,”

    Greetings from Scranton, Pa, Fatima!

    Am in complete agreement with your insight above.

    US social engineers have accomplished insidious modification of the great art of poetry. Shall brand the hostile takeover as Zionist Infirmity in Art.

    You are too kind to me, and no doubt, U.R. commenters, for example RobinG, shall second my motion. Nonetheless, thanks & I dig your enthusiasm for noble non-conformism!

    Loved Bowie’s performance of “Life on Mars.” Will share it with dear friends.

    And, maybe you will like Peter Gabriel, linked below, and his performing a classical version of David Bowie’s great “Heroes,” live in Verona.

    P.S.: A bit disappointed, am not expecting the great Peter Gabriel to produce other tribute-songs in memory of real national heroes, as he did the stirring one for Stephen Biko, martyr. And Jewish Bob Dylan, has-been radical? He’s doing Tony Bennett covers.

    • Replies: @RobinG
    , @Fatima Manoubia
  122. @c matt

    To be fair, not many men below the Second Person of the Trinity could succeed against the array of forces facing Trump.

    To be even more fair, in order to succeed against the evil forces, orange clown would at least have to try to oppose them…which means he would first have to stop being their willing agent.

    • Agree: DESERT FOX, ChuckOrloski
  123. Ace says:
    @anon

    My lifelong ambition.

  124. Ben_C says:

    Trump is clearly a liar and a narcissist. He doesn’t believe or care about anything other than his alleged small cock and himself. Is this a surprise to anyone?

    Just curious…

  125. Wally says:
    @Harold Smith

    said:
    “Being that our jewish-supremacist masters apparently wanted the perfidious orange clown over clinton, I have to assume that the orange clown is even more evil than clinton.”

    You’re wrong, Jews did not want him in, that’s why their media wants him out. Please pay attention.

    And your “orange clown” is not quite as bad as you wish:

    Complete List of President Trump’s Accomplishments in the Two Years Since His Historic 2016 Election Win
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/11/here-it-is-complete-list-of-president-trumps-accomplishments-in-the-two-years-since-his-historic-2016-election-win/

    Like I said, better than the Communists any day.

    Cheers

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  126. Wally says:
    @Art

    “The aftermath of 9/11 has destroyed our credibility. The world correctly views the US government as being controlled by the Jews.”

    ergo:

    A Majority of Americans Do Not Believe the Official 9/11 Story
    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/01/paul-craig-roberts/a-majority-of-americans-do-not-believe-the-official-9-11-story/

  127. RobinG says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    Tulsi Gabbard challenges anti-Catholic bias.
    There have been both pro- and anti- comments here about Tulsi, often based on guilt-by-association. Unlike virtue-signaling keyboard warriors, she actually functions in the real world, and has been very egalitarian. Sticking up for Catholics in the face of leading Fem Dems (including 2020 hopeful K. Harris … talk about a shot across the bow!) is pretty huge. ***Now, if she would just overturn the faux Russia collusion cart …

    Democratic Congresswoman Calls Out Fellow Democrats for ‘Religious Bigotry’
    https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/democratic-congresswoman-calls-out-fellow-democrats-for-religious-bigotry/

    ***Anything’s possible. The indictment of Natalia Veselnitskaya looks like a pathetically desperate action by Bill Browder & friends, and NYT had to retract accusation of Manafort/Russia:
    @kenvogel
    “CORRECTION: PAUL MANAFORT asked KONSTANTIN KILIMNIK to pass TRUMP polling to the Ukrainian oligarchs SERHIY LYOVOCHKIN & RINAT AKHMETOV, & not to OLEG DERIPASKA, as originally reported. We have corrected the story & I deleted a tweet repeating the error.

  128. tac says:

    @Zumbaddi (from the Yellow Vests thread re-post):

    @Zumbaddi:

    I will post this here and on another thread so that you have a better chance to read this.

    I’ve already mentioned that I am a very busy person, and, as such do not possess the time to scour the articles and comments on a full-time basis here. However, what I lack in time I try to post with quality researched material as a result of the very time allotted to me to make such material. Yet whatever time I have, I DO try and make a difference.

    Via a maxim, brother Chuck proclaims: “Trust no one”–the very pinnacle of what I’ve found to be wise in my own journey! So, hence, I hold this to be a guiding principle in my own research in many subjects (ones that conventional thinking would now at the very least procure as a result of revisiting past notions) in any pursuit of research. Nonetheless, time constraints undoubtedly produce material of varying degree in its very outcome–do keep in mind these constraints along with the fact that no one funds me, nor do I seek material compensation, not even from Ron Unz; no, I do this pro-bono, in effect, but not for the reasons most would think. Indeed, when I–or any of you should take just a moment of your time simply to gaze at familiar faces of your own progeny (children, grand-children, or any other related young ones) can you not but feel utter anguish at their fate as you’d hand off to them would eventually materialize into???

    I confess at my unmitigated shame, disconcert and uncompromising determination to make a difference when contemplating such thoughts. When your own descendants have their fortunes borrowed (stolen usurped) away without their consent and indebted to the point where they will remain perpetual slaves in repayment thereof while the govt carelessly wasting these debt ‘printed $$$ out of nothing’–in essence enslaving/raping your own descendants and then forcing them into servitude–all the while killing and maiming innocent peoples in the ME–ALL in the very interest of a foreign entity that has on compunction in using its host, merely as a condom, for mere pleasure, to gain a climax, all the while discarding this host at the very instant it is done climaxing.

    Now, simply to sift through Twitter posts–due in most part to its volume of sheer posts–this becomes a very time consuming task–just to find a few useful pieces of information. Having said that…then battling trolls who are always ready and willing to discredit ANY info not deemed favorable to their propaganda dictates–no matter the veracity thereof, then having contentions with ‘moderators’ who simply–without a cursory glance at material presented–deem one’s post as simply ‘vacuous’, or some other related categorization, after all of this…. the last straw is to be presented with some commentator–who while in the comfort of his/her own chair–suddenly decides to reply with self-righteous, outraged diatribe simply because he/she seems to all of a sudden posses some virtuous epiphany only to be righteously delivered onto an unaware, simple rube. Ohhh the discomfort to this being!!!

    Well, ohhh righteous what would you possible say: ‘Screw YOUR time and effort…no thanks to you…what bothers ME MOST IS this TWITTER…it is stupid…for the tards, the simpletons, and a complete WASTE OF MY TIME”!!! Screw you TAC!’

    Wow, … thanks commentator. How about this for ya…EVER herd if ahhh scrollll barrrr??? INGENGIOUS! Do make a use of it…and if dat don’t vork, try IGNORE function (x)–>(y) … guud far yu then? solve problem, no?

    All the while French working class seem to come out–sacrificing a weekend day out of the week where they simply work for their measly ends– somehow manage to meet…. nonetheless ongoing for eight straight weeks (including the most ‘sacred’ holidays) ….how many straights days/weeks have any of you sacrificed for your ’cause’???

    Off little note here, I’ve posted this (on this very site) from a French news website, the complete ‘Desperate’ situation the Macron regime is in. They have distributed (to some attachments of the French gendarmerie, a weapon that could potentially incapacitate a football of a crowd at a time). This appeared almost a week before any UK media got a hold of it and published this.

    Why is this, one may ask….why a gov’t would distribute a weapon of last resorts to is most trusted Police, it these demonstrations were simply about the simple grievances attributed to the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests)? There is a hell of A LOT that many of you are missing (which could be useful in America–should y’all decide to START)

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  129. @Wally

    You’re wrong, Jews did not want him in, that’s why their media wants him out.

    No, you’re wrong. Orange clown’s done nothing but jew dirty work since being elected. Your claim that “their media wants him out” is just a bare assertion; prove it.

    • Troll: Rurik
    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
    , @Rurik
  130. @Harold Smith

    Harold Smith lectured Wally: “No, you’re wrong. Orange clown’s done nothing but jew dirty work since being elected. Your claim that “their media wants him out” is just a bare assertion; prove it.”

    Hey Harold!

    Fyi, when one considers “jew dirty work,”
    caution should be the guiding principle because they will, & as advantageous circumstance dictates, mighty Jews will even screw extremely Israel loyalists, for example, President Trump.

    For moment, please consider how vital was Sheldon Adelson at donating to Trump’s 2016 and even the Zio Media hated Dr. David Duke endorsed him for POTUS. Now recall how Zio Mitt Romney bashed President Trump in NYT and WaPo op Ed.?

    Fyr, below is a D.D. article which reports on how stinky Adelson is emerging as a Romney’s “little big” moneybag man.

    https://davidduke.com/details-emerge-of-adelson-campaign-for-romney/

    P.S. To Wally: TV X-Files advisory: “Trust no one!”

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  131. annamaria says:
    @DESERT FOX

    Is not it amazing how neatly the zionist organizations and Russophobic presstitutes are aligned with the pro-banderite and pro-Nazi forces in Eastern Europe, US, UK, and Canada… https://consortiumnews.com/2019/01/10/covert-british-military-smear-machine-moving-into-us/

    The Integrity Initiative claims to have already established a “simple office” in Washington, D.C., though it does not say where. It also boasts of partnerships with top D.C. think tanks like the Atlantic Council, the Center for European Policy Analysis, Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) and its close relationships with U.S. officials.

    A major hub of Integrity Initiative influence is the State Department’s Global Engagement Center, a de facto U.S. government propaganda operation that was established by President Barack Obama to battle online ISIS recruitment, but which was rapidly repurposed to counter Russian disinformation following the election of Trump.

    The Integrity Initiative has also recruited one of the most infamous American PR men to organize its clusters of journalists and political figures. He is John Rendon best known as “The Man Who Sold The War”— several wars, in fact, but most notoriously the Iraq invasion [the obese John Rendon preferred to stay safely home]. Rendon was the self-described “information warrior” who planted fake news in major U.S.-U.K. media about non-existent WMD threats.

    Other prominent presstitutes:

    At a Council on Foreign Relations forum about “fake news,” former Editor at Time Magazine Richard Stengel directly states that he supports the use of propaganda on American citizens

    • Replies: @DESERT FOX
  132. Rurik says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    Hey Brother Chuck,

    I confess I was perplexed by this quote:

    Anthony Scaramucci, delivered a curious address.

    “Mooch” assured the Davos assembly that Donald Trump is “the globalists last good chance for success.”

    So I checked into it, and it looks to me like ‘Mooch’ was speaking to the crowd, and mollifying their fears of a populist president, by suggesting the if nations put their own people; the working and middle class – first, then it will be better for all, including the Global Elites, who he clearly is suspicions of.

    At least that was my take on that quote.

    Hope all is well in Scranton!

    Peace.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  133. @tac

    As good teachers should, tac wrote: “There is a hell of A LOT that many of you are missing (which could be useful in America–should y’all decide to START.”

    Hey tac!

    Above, agreed, and I will offer an additional consideration.

    As a full-time Current Event student at The Unz Review, & sometimes via the “hard” way, my trusted knowledge gets down sized.

    For example, I become pleased while following Russian President Putin’s violation of the American-Israeli Empire’s will in the Middle East.

    Nonetheless, P.M. Netanyahu’s relationship with President Putin is consistently cordial & respectful; despite Israeli fighter jet unaccountable attacks upon Syria, including an “accidental” shoot down of a Russian reconnaissance plane, and murder of 15 crewmen.

    Subsequently, tac, however much I want to fully trust Vladimir Putin’s good “global” instincts, doing so has obstacles, and reinforces my impulse to “Trust No One.”

    As you’re aware, P.M. Netanyahu has developed a solid geopolitical relationship with India, which for near century, is at “existential” conflict with Muslim & nuclear weaponized Pakistan.

    Fyi, below is a PressTV report on Russia’s sale of precious S400’s to India. (Zigh) Somebody said “war is a racket,” and my grim thought is as follows: Given Israeli scientists do not already have S400 system blueprints, I intuit at minimum that a Jonathan Pollard-caper, operating inside India, will bear fruit.

    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/01/10/585395/Russia-India-S400-US-sanctions

    Thanks, tac, for extending your time & conveyance of extraordinary knowledge.

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @tac
    , @tac
  134. Rurik says:
    @Harold Smith

    Your claim that “their media wants him out” is just a bare assertion; prove it.

    Exactly!

    Of course! they’re screeching and yanking their hair out and soiling their collective knickers!

    But that’s only because Trump is a racist!

    And a misogynist!

    And an anti-American enemy of freedom and democracy!

    Just like they’re pissing themselves over Putin! Because Putin is Adolf Hitler! and is trying to take over Crimea and Ukraine and Eastern Europe on his way towards Milwaukee and Denver!

    What the hell do you expect the ((media)) to do when our planet is menaced by these evil, Satanic, racist, homophobic, white-supremacist monsters?!?!?!

    Just sit there like Neville Chamberlain at Munich?!

    So you tell ’em Harold!

    Of course! the ((media)) is hysterical and frothing their apoplectic rage over Trump every second of every day!

    Of course they want him gone, and dead and buried! And especially all his deplorable, irredeemable, racist, misogynistic, Christian, heterosexual, CIS, white supremacist, goyim scum!

    So what appears to you as bias, and over-the-top partisanism, and screeching hysterics on acid to the max, is nothing more than professional journalism at its most objective.

    Huh Harold?

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  135. @ChuckOrloski

    Hey Harold!

    A mistake made, “stinky Adelson (verb) EMERGED as Romney’s…”
    My defense system apology! Fyi, now I see no problem with a Romney comeback with Adelson. Thanks!

  136. Rurik says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    Netanyahu’s relationship with President Putin is consistently cordial & respectful

    Reminds me of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact

    https://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/266933/putins-new-rules-for-the-golan-heights

    • Replies: @anon
  137. @annamaria

    The Zionists have supported Hitler and provided the money to put him in power, see the book Wall Street and The Rise of Hitler by Anthony Sutton and Hitlers Secret Bankers by Sidney Warburg and they wanted the holocaust as it gave rise to the state of Israel.

    Soros at the age of 14 in Budapest Hungary lived with the Nazi commander tasked with the roundup of the Jews in Budapest and went with the Nazis and pointed out where jews lived and thus were sent to the death camps and never a word about this from the Zionist elites of which Soros is one.

    Also see The Committee of 300 by Dr. John Coleman and The Controversy of Zion by Douglas Reed.

    • Replies: @Art
  138. @Rurik

    My Brother Rurik said: “Hope all is well in Scranton!”

    Scranton political officials and various prominent community members are loading up work for Pennsylvania Attorney General Shapiro and State Auditor General, Depasquale. Please refer to local article, linked way down below?

    Shapiro is after Catholic priests who, under Grand Jury report, are charged with sex abuse, and Auditor Depasquale is after crooked Scranton School Board & school administration officials.

    Otherwise, by indulging ‘Dunkin Donuts conversations, am learning many serious & curious Scrantonians are happily aroused by getting “scoops” on Trump’s Wall from TV shows, “Morning Joe and The View.”

    Very regrettably, no one around these (broken) parts ever gets to learn about the invisible “Wall” which the US Congress & Executive Branch have constructed around respective Capitol & White House perimeters.
    This unseen item efficiently protects our treasonous Zio leaders from the wrath of restless & dismayed consumer-citizens.

    A question.

    As President Trump has juiced the ZUS (offensive) Department of Defense outlay including space weapon projection, do you think it’s fair to ask him if Israeli defense monetary gifts, for example the annual $3.5 billion giveaway, can be scaled back in order to have funds available for America’s (engineered) National Emergency at the “Homeland’s” southern?

    Thanks, Brother Rurik!

    https://m.citizensvoice.com/news/ag-to-scranton-school-district-i-m-watching-you-get-ready-for-another-audit-1.2419160

    • Replies: @Rurik
  139. Rurik says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    ask him if Israeli defense monetary gifts, for example the annual $3.5 billion giveaway, can be scaled back in order to have funds available for America’s (engineered) National Emergency at the “Homeland’s” southern?

    Well Brother, if I read between the lines correctly, then it appears not everyone is exactly thrilled with the way Trump characterized the tribute in billion$ extorted each year from the American tax slave.

    “We give Israel 4.5 billion a year. And we give frankly a lot more than that if you look at the books.”

    https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-trump-on-syria-withdrawal-we-give-israel-billions-of-dollars-they-ll-be-ok-1.6785878

    ‘How dare he mention that!’ is how I perceive certain hissing to sound from the crevices.

    I suppose we will see what Trump is actually made of in 2019.

    Cheers Brother Chuck!

  140. Linked below, a sample of PreZident Trump’s Cognitive Dissonance Foreign Policy, 2019.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/10/politics/pompeo-cairo-speech/index.html

    P.S. to my Brother Rurik: After all the great accomplishments achieved on behalf of fulfilling Israel’s primary requirements (since January 2017), I suggest the only one’s who are unaware of what “Trump is actually made of” are symbolically incarnated by the hosts of TV’s “The View.”

  141. It is important to know and understand that in order for most governments to remainin power
    that in order to do so the the populations of countries must be murdered , enslaved and
    mutilated and exploitated sexually with the worst of it all done to children blessed by all
    the mind numbing religions.
    IF, you have not figured out how to live with a failed predatory government.
    I would strongly suggest you get to it before your stomach eats what little
    is left of your Spine.

  142. Ha-ha! Below is a begrudged Drudge Report on things “Democrats” have funded & which cost more than constructing Trump’s border wall!

    https://news.grabien.com/story-things-democrats-have-funded-cost-more-border-wall

    (zzZigh)

    Conveniently forgotten is the astronomical funds that both Democrats & Republicans have given to Israel for it’s national “defense” & evident (offensive) territorial border expansion.

    An old Scranton neighborhood saying, “Fool me first time, your fault; but fool me next time, my fault.”

  143. From THIERRY MEYSSAN:

    http://www.voltairenet.org/article204471.html

    A plan for the reintegration of Kurdish combatants into the Syrian Arab Army was considered, with help of Iran. It will be implemented by an intervention of the main Iraqi Chiite militia.
    At the same time, the deal of the century has not been announced, but it has already been started. Hamas no longer fights Israël, but is now financed by them, via Qatar. The Hashemite monarchy will have to accept ruling over the Palestinians at the risk of being overthrown by them. Within the next few years, the apartheid régime of Tel-Aviv will probably experience the same destiny as that of Pretoria.

    The world is not evolving the way we thought – from a unipolar system to a multipolar system. Of course, there will still exist the side of the Eurasian Russo-Chinese Union, but there is no longer any West. Suddenly, every member state of NATO will retrieve its independence. It is probable that some of these states will take initiatives, certain that they know what they have to do. It is even possible that they will wage wars against one another.

    Everything that we have learned about the world is finished. A new era is beginning.

    [ Emphasis added by me. More at source ]

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  144. Art says:
    @DESERT FOX

    Soros at the age of 14 in Budapest Hungary lived with the Nazi commander tasked with the roundup of the Jews in Budapest and went with the Nazis and pointed out where jews lived and thus were sent to the death camps and never a word about this from the Zionist elites of which Soros is one.

    The Jews as a group, are truly mentally screwed up. Soros is admired by the Jews – they defend him. Attack him and you are called bad names like anti-Semite and Jew hater.

    So so sick!

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
    • Replies: @anarchyst
  145. @Cloak And Dagger

    Respectfully to THEIRRY MEYSSAN, I say, kyrie eleison!

    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
  146. Speaking of foreign policy, it is hard to visualize our hegemonic presence in the world. This picture may help a bit:



    Afraid of Debate at Home Pentagon Keeps a Vast Network of Foreign Bases off the Books

    https://russia-insider.com/en/afraid-debate-home-pentagon-keeps-vast-network-foreign-bases-books/ri25836

    Officially, the Department of Defense (DoD) maintains 4,775 “sites,” spread across all 50 states, eight U.S. territories, and 45 foreign countries. A total of 514 of these outposts are located overseas, according to the Pentagon’s worldwide property portfolio. Just to start down a long list, these include bases on the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia, in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa, as well as in Peru and Portugal, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. But the most recent version of that portfolio, issued in early 2018 and known as the Base Structure Report (BSR), doesn’t include any mention of al-Tanf. Or, for that matter, any other base in Syria. Or Iraq. Or Afghanistan. Or Niger. Or Tunisia. Or Cameroon. Or Somalia. Or any number of locales where such military outposts are known to exist and even, unlike in Syria, to be expanding.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  147. @ChuckOrloski

    I say, kyrie eleison!

    That is too cryptic for my feeble and aging mind to grok…

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  148. In bold black-letters, either Cloak And Dagger or perhaps someone else wrote: “Afraid of Debate at Home Pentagon Keeps a Vast Network of Foreign Bases off the Books.”

    Oh, no, no, C&D, please don’t smoke that anymore. The Pentagon is “afraid of Debate”? No freaking way!

    It very natural and common political knowledge that the Pentagon automatically gets what money they demand from presidents and Congress. Such was the basis of Ike’s farewell address & warning which is still “on the books.”

    A question. How did you deduce a Pentagon “fear” of debate? (zzZigh) American citizens are afforded no such luxury, and consequently, “We” are just a totally accessible ATM machine, in support of the wars.

    It’s much the same as saying the Federal Reserve is “afraid of audits.” Ain’t happenin’.

    Nonetheless, great supply of data, and thanks, C&D!

  149. @Cloak And Dagger

    Hey C&D!

    Fyi, magnanimously, the Pentagon allows prosecution of lower-level military personnel’s robbery habits. Refer (below) to a gamblin’ sailor’s short-lived delight from stealing off the ‘guvmint candy store shelf.

    https://pilotonline.com/news/local/crime/article_f5b93292-145a-11e9-91e2-e3e945a52c95.html

  150. @Cloak And Dagger

    Fyi, C&D, “kyrie eleison” ain’t cryptic, and I suggest THEIRRY MEYSSAN would understand it in plain-spoken English, “Lord have mercy.” On us all.

    Thanks again for providing the valuable Voltaire data!

    • Replies: @Mike P
    , @Cloak And Dagger
  151. @Rurik

    “So you tell ’em Harold!”

    No problem: Talk is cheap.

    So what appears to you as bias, and over-the-top partisanism, and screeching hysterics on acid to the max, is nothing more than professional journalism at its most objective.

    Huh Harold?

    Well not exactly; rather, what appears to you as “bias, and over-the-top partisanism, and screeching hysterics on acid to the max blah blah blah;” is nothing more than a silly political Punch and Judy show to me.

    Wake me up when they start hammering him for his war crimes in Syria or his abandonment of the INF treaty or something like that.

  152. Mike P says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    Here is a beautiful Kyrie Eleison for you:

    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @tac
  153. tac says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    Chuck:

    Russia will be reaming rewards of her work in Syria (with sales [aggressively discouraged/threatened by US Empire] with contracts of the variants of the S-300(400,500) missile and radar systems (already tentative past/present deals from China/Turkey/India/KSA/Syria/Qatar)

    The S-500 Prometey isn’t merely a next-generation Russian missile system; it can be seen as as a whole set of measures to turn the Russian air defense system into a single information space

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201704091052466018-russia-prometey-missile-system-air-defense/

  154. tac says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    as good teachers should, tac wrote: “There is a hell of A LOT that many of you are missing (which could be useful in America–should y’all decide to START.”

    In regard to the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) these French patriots are leading the way for the EU/North American revolution. One should keep a close eye to their developments (as they are intrinsically tied to our own fate!) Be very aware of the fact the the MSM coverage of these protest is naught, zilch, nada ….. and for a good reason as far as they are concerned (these protests–although already spreading into EU countries such as UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, (with small beginnings Canada and US):

    https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-46559203/yellow-vests-is-the-movement-spreading-across-europe

    is what the Establishment fears most …. hence they do not cover any related material.

    For example, did you hear of this viral meme remake of the popular 1975 song by Michel Fugain (a French pop star) called “Les Gentils, les Méchants” (The Nice Guys and the Bad Guys)?.(with well over 1 million views on FB, and well over 500K views on YouTube–although many commentates says YouTube keeps suppressing view counts [I’ve witnessed this myself] along with a barrage of down-votes in a relatively short time:

    Did you ever hear of the brutal and almost fatal beating of Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, Frank Magnitz (Bremen chairman)? Of course not.

    France is the epicenter of ALL of your battle (ones who care for their countries):

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  155. annamaria says:
    @Mike P

    Thank you. Magnificent!

    • Replies: @Mike P
    , @Mike P
  156. tac says:
    @Mike P

    Here is Mozart’s Kyrie eleison (second part of his monumental Requiem [which I’ve posted on UR numerous times]):

    [MORE]

    • Agree: Mike P
  157. @ChuckOrloski

    Hey Chuck – I know what Kyrie Eleison is – I just couldn’t correlate the reference to Theirry’s article.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  158. @Cloak And Dagger

    Cloak And Dagger wrote: “Hey Chuck – I know what Kyrie Eleison is – I just couldn’t correlate the reference to Theirry’s article.”

    Hey C&D!

    Would never demean your intelligence & decency to suggest you did not know what is kyrie eleison.

    Nonetheless, Theirry’s article suggested a wicked & oppressive political control-future for M.E. nations who prefer not to submit to Zionist Israel’s will.

    Well, God/Allah possibly has OTHER humane plans that are better laid than than those of ZUSA, western Europe Zionist powers, and maybe (argh!) Russia.

    So for me, C&D, it’s a “Lord have mercy” on the powerful evildoers who prefer human obedience & enslavement to their will.

    Thanks.

    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
  159. @tac

    Hey tac!

    Thanks a lot for passing on the valuable information on Yellow Vest movement!

    Fyi, below is “Occupy Wall Street” founder’s article on a breakout possibility of a Yellow Vest movement in the demoralized ZUS “Homeland,” where conventional wisdom says, “people vote according to their pocketbook.”

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/01/11/will-the-yellow-vests-protests-come-to-the-us/

  160. Mike P says:
    @annamaria

    Magnificent!

    The first set (the Kyrie eleison) is. Unfortunately, some of the later sets are ruined by excessive speed.

  161. annamaria says:

    And here is a “modestly veiled” presstitute Paul Street writing for the careful Truthdig: https://www.truthdig.com/articles/has-the-ruling-class-finally-had-enough-of-trump/

    The Mueller investigation, which likely contains blockbuster findings…

    The “progressives” like Paul Street look with awe, religiously, at Mr. Mueller and expect some amazing miracles from him.
    Guess Paul Street (“holds a doctorate in U.S. history from Binghamton University”) prefers not to read anything about Mr. Mueller’s many achievements, like this http://themillenniumreport.com/2018/11/doj-ig-report-documents-robert-muellers-bribery-and-extortion-scheme/ and the more recent: https://consortiumnews.com/2017/06/21/at-fbi-mueller-oversaw-post-911-torture/

    Here is another contortion by Paul Street:

    Or stood next to Vladimir Putin in Helsinki to say that he [Trump] believed the Russian president—and not the CIA—when he said that Russia did not interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

    Paul Street produced this CIA-approved drivel despite this: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-04/not-so-special-us-uk-relationship
    and, particularly, this: https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/01/stuff-to-read-integrity-initiative-skripal-kaspersky-.html

  162. To All!

    Based upon the antiwar article linked below, appears shameless Pompeo has openly signaled the ZUS’s (ideal) pretext for sparking Zionists’ long-sought war against Iran.

    https://news.antiwar.com/2019/01/10/pompeo-us-wont-accept-major-hezbollah-presence-in-lebanon/

  163. Uh-uh. Looks like the ZUS might have to give Iraq another “Liberation.” Please refer below?

    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/01/11/585459/Iran-Iraq-Pompeo-Zanganeh-energy-sanctions

  164. anonymous[204] • Disclaimer says:

    The criminal, Jewish mafia servant, mike Pompeo, has brought SHAME on himself and the American people when he made the following stupid statement, to satisfy the criminal Jewish Mafia family at the WH and in stolen land of Palestine- Netanyahu, the baby killer, while making stupid speech regarding ‘Middle East policy’ to show that he is working towards ‘peace’ to squeeze more $$$$ from mass murderers Arab head of states, Al Sisi and MBS, who are close to Jewish Mafia family, including Trump and Pompeo. He said the following:

    [Speaking in Cairo on Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo set an uncomfortable goal for the United States in Lebanon, the expulsion of Hezbollah. He said the US would never accept the status quo, wherein Hezbollah has a “major presence” in Lebanon.]

    https://news.antiwar.com/2019/01/10/pompeo-us-wont-accept-major-hezbollah-presence-in-lebanon/

    This STUPID statement coming from the mouth of a Zionist servant who hold Harvard PhD, to SERVE THE INTEREST OF A foreign country, Israel.

    Does not he know that Hezbollah is in HIS OWN COUNTRY, and YOU are the one who should fuck off from the region including Lebanon, because you are terrorists, invaders and mass murderers. IS HE THAT DUMB?
    Pompeo is a FDD stooge, a foreign entity, and like his boss, carrying the orders of the criminal Zionist tribe where should be considered act of TREASON, thus they are TRAITORS.
    Traitors in many countries, including US, are arrested, put on trial and executed.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  165. Mike P says:
    @annamaria

    Here is a properly paced version of the second set of that mass.

  166. @ChuckOrloski

    LOL! Thanks for the clarification!

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  167. @Cloak And Dagger

    You are welcome, Brother Cloak And Dagger!

    (Zigh) I did not anticipate the timing of Secretary of Z(S)tate Pimpeo’s deviate fundraising tour.

    Fyi, am a member of St. Joseph’s Melkite Catholic Church, and “Kyrie eleison” upon the great Lebanese population, for whom I do not predict Russia shall protectively intervene.

    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
  168. “We Don’t Take Orders From Bolton”: US Withdrawal From Syria Begins

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-11/we-dont-take-orders-bolton-us-withdrawal-syria-begins

    Excerpt:

    Contrary to assurances from Trump’s National Security Advisor, neocon John Bolton, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who suggested earlier this week that US troops would remain in Syria for at least a little while longer, the Associated Press reported on Friday that the US has begun the process of removing the 2,000 soldiers based in northeastern Syria.

    Citing information provided by activists with the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the withdrawal officially began Thursday night local time. A convoy of about 10 armored vehicles and some trucks left the town of Rmeilan into drove into Iraq. Col. Sean Ryan, spokesman for the coalition fighting the Islamic State group, later confirmed that the US has started “the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria.”

    More at source.

    • Replies: @renfro
    , @tac
  169. @ChuckOrloski

    “Kyrie eleison” upon the great Lebanese population, for whom I do not predict Russia shall protectively intervene.

    Perhaps, but once our troops vacate Syria, expect to see “Syrian” S-300 placements near the Lebanese border to shoot down Israeli aircraft over Lebanon targeting “Iranian” presence.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  170. Americans Have a Right to Boycott, Even If It’s Wrong
    Rand Paul argues that Congress’s anti-BDS legislation violates the First Amendment.
    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/americans-have-a-right-to-boycott-even-when-its-wrong/

    Rand couches his message in Israel-placating nonsense:

    I am not in favor of boycotting Israel. Israel has been a good ally. I have traveled to Israel, and it was one of the best and most meaningful trips I have taken with my family. Standing at the Western Wall was special and powerful. Visiting old Jerusalem was incredible, and sailing on the sea of Galilee while a double rainbow glowed above us is something I will never forget. Israel is truly a unique and special place.

    It is a shame that he has to do this because we are Israeli-occupied territory.
    But his message is clear and very American:

    Whether or not to support a boycott depends on the merits of the argument. Whether or not to allow boycotts should be independent of the merits of the boycott. The First Amendment is about speech you like and speech you don’t like. If anything, it is more about protecting unpopular speech or the speech of minorities, whether they be a minority by the color of their skin or the shade of their ideology.

    Let’s hope calmer heads prevail. Let’s hope Congress votes against limiting boycotts or free speech of any kind.

    [ More at source ]

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
    , @RobinG
  171. @Cloak And Dagger

    Hey C&D!

    I figure as Netanyahu’s geopolitical bedfellow & Pakistan’s arch-Enemy, India, has purchased Russian S-400s, I predict, and by Zio hook or Zio crook, Israel shall soon have (at minimum) the S-400 blueprint to replicate and build; that is of course tentative to the Jews not having Russia’s best stuff now.

    (Note, a reminder:. For decades, Israel is allowed to deny they have nuclear warhead and delivery systems)

    Kyrie eleison! (Zigh) And war was, is, and always shall be a racket.

  172. @Cloak And Dagger

    That first para recalling fondly his grovel in Israel is pathetic. Unfortunately he or the headline editor has also dissed BDS, calling it “wrong.” Rand has been prone to kiss the Jewish ass whenever he feels it necessary. He wants to become president, it would appear, but he is not savvy enough to realize that the Israel folks will NEVER support him because they do not trust him due to the perception of his father.

    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
  173. anon[228] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rurik

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  174. @Philip Giraldi

    Rand has been prone to kiss the Jewish ass whenever he feels it necessary.

    Agreed.

    Recall, however, that his father, Ron Paul, tried to walk the straight and narrow and never kissed up to Israel, and paid for it by being shunned by the MSM and rarely provided a platform. Rand is probably trying to take a different tack from his father by coating in Israeli-flavored sugar what he really wants for the good of America, and he is siding with DJT on issues such as troop removal.

    but he is not savvy enough to realize that the Israel folks will NEVER support him

    I disagree. I think he is, in fact, savvy enough to know that none of the issues he has raised thus far (cessation of foreign aid comes to mind as one) will find support from the Israel-firsters. He is also savvy enough to know that if he takes a more overt anti-Israeli stance, he will go down the same way that his father did.

    On the other hand, DJT did get elected despite the Israelis, so another can as well. But DJT did not disavow Israel either and frequently touted his Jewish cred by virtue of his Jewish daughter and son-in-law.

    While a lot of us believe that a smart politician could rally the masses behind them by a vocal stance against the corruption of our government by an insidious foreign nation, no one has proven that yet.

    • Agree: DESERT FOX, Rurik
  175. Netanyahu’s geopolitical bedfellow & Pakistan’s arch-Enemy, India, has purchased Russian S-400s, I predict, and by Zio hook or Zio crook, Israel shall soon have (at minimum) the S-400 blueprint to replicate and build

    Chuck, You could be right, but I doubt that they would be that stupid (although Modi seems like a dim bulb). Russia has stood by India (previously as the USSR) and would not want to jeopardize that relationship. Unlike Israel, who has sold our secrets to our competition (I choose not to use the fabricated term “enemies”), to the best of my knowledge, India has not sold us any of Russia’s secrets.

    Moreover, it appears that Trump’s relationship with India is on the decline and he is warming up the relationship with India’s foe, Pakistan. With that trajectory, it would be a grave mistake to alienate Russia by leaking their secrets to Israel, our BFF.

    From an Indian ex-ambassador turned analyst:

    Modi curries favor with Trump but it won’t work
    https://indianpunchline.com/modi-curries-favor-with-trump-but-it-wont-work/

    Excerpt:

    Meanwhile, the US-Indian relations are in drift. Modi concentrated on self-image and grandstanding – starting with the theatrical performance on Madison Square Garden in September 2014 – which raised American expectations sky-high. The false expectations finally began withering away following Doklam standoff when it dawned on all concerned that India after all lived in its region. Modi government worked hard to “isolate” Pakistan regionally and internationally, but ended up isolating India.

    Modi probably hopes to ingratiate himself, but Trump will only take it as sign of weakness and as consistent with his assessment of the PM. In comparison, Trump and Imran Khan have never spoken with each other. When Imran Khan hit back in real time at Trump’s tirade in November, the latter quickly changed tack and wrote a nice letter seeking Pakistan’s help with Afghan peace talks. And the next thing we hear from Trump is that he looks forward to receiving Imran Khan. Trump respects grit and has only contempt for supplicants.

    [ More at source ]

  176. @Cloak And Dagger

    Must be consistently therapeutic, Cloak And Dagger, and complain statements like the following provoke me to give up hope for you,: “On the other hand, DJT did get elected despite the Israelis,”

  177. Aaargh! Why must you disappoint us so! The most mercurial president ever!!!

    Trump Backs ‘Path To Citizenship’ For H-1B Recipients: ‘Rest Assured That Changes Are Soon Coming’

    This is not what he campaigned on!

  178. @ChuckOrloski

    the following provoke me to give up hope for you,

    I am beyond hope and beyond redemption, Chuck!

    • Disagree: ChuckOrloski
    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  179. annamaria says:
    @anonymous

    Don’t forget that Mr. Pompeo “likes children:” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Pompeo

    Mike and Susan Pompeo are affiliated with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Pompeo serves as a local church deacon and teaches Sunday school…

    The Evangelical Presbyterian Church cherishes Mr. Pompeo despite his introduction of the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 to block states from requiring mandatory GMO food labeling.”
    This GMO: https://responsibletechnology.org/gmos-and-cancer/

    Most GMOs are “Roundup Ready”—designed to be sprayed with Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is classified as a class 2A carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (part of the World Health Organization). …

    Several cancer rates in the US are rising in parallel with increased use of glyphosate… These include leukemia and cancers of the liver, kidney, bladder, thyroid, and breast.

    In Argentina, the rate of cancer in communities living near Roundup Ready soybean fields has also skyrocketed, as have birth defects, thyroid conditions, lupus, and respiratory problems.

    It is ever amusing how superhumanly patient the Church authorities can be towards certain mega-criminals. For example, instead of anathematizing and excommunicating Tony Blair the pious for his crimes against humanity due to the illegal wars in the Middle East (hundreds of thousands of human beings died, including thousands and thousands of children), the Catholic Church’ deciders keep Tony close to their expensively garbed bosoms, while excommunicating a medical doctor that saved the life of a poor 9-year-old (!) victim of sexual abuse. https://www.sankakucomplex.com/2009/03/15/9-year-olds-abortion-mother-doctors-excommunicated/

  180. RobinG says:
    @Cloak And Dagger

    The votes on S.1 had nothing to do with Israel or Palestine. It was only the 1st Amend. aspect that saved us from this travesty. (Hopefully all the state laws will be overturned, once challenged in court.)

    Similarly, Rand’s earlier stance against money to Israel was just his consistent attitude towards all foreign aid. It had nothing to do with Israeli crimes. This example is blatant, but we very often must accept the right thing for the wrong reason.

    • Agree: Cloak And Dagger
    • Replies: @Art
  181. @Cloak And Dagger

    Ah, how we missed this great man becoming president!

  182. anarchyst says:
    @Art

    “death camps”?? There were no “death camps”…now “gulags” are another story…

  183. One can easily see why The Saker chose Paul Craig Roberts as a Man O’ Year. Please refer to PCR’s great article, linked below? Maybe his greatest.

    https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/01/08/a-majority-of-americans-do-not-believe-the-official-9-11-story/

    Am figuring there’s extraordinary pressure upon the US Department of Justice now.

    For me, an example of institutional “cover-your-ass” is President Trump’s unanticipated & comeback selection for Attorney General, William Barr.

    Consequently, it looks like millions of Americans who believe 9/11 was never subject to any crime scene “investigation,” uh, me(!)for one example, are going to have to accept the “wrong thing” for the sake of ZUS ‘guvmint’s (mandatory) “wrong reason,” which is that Israel’s role in “Ground Zero” day’s mass murder of citizens must continue to grow smaller.

  184. Mork D says:

    Bravo, Mr Giraldi!

    “To consider how the neoliberal order works in practice one only has to consider the Clintons, who justified brutal military interventions in the Balkans and in Libya based on what they claimed to be humanitarian principles. Or Obama, who demanded regime change in Damascus…”

    “But hope springs eternal, even in 2019. There have recently been some encouraging signs that change is in the air. Donald Trump has declared that he will be pulling all American soldiers out of Syria and half of U.S. forces out of Afghanistan, though the timetable appears to have slipped somewhat…”

    Oh yes, those evil democrats – Killery and President Obomber. Thank God the intervening Presidential administration never, ever, started wars of choice using regime change as an excuse. Nothing to see here, folks. Thank God that we have wise leadership in a dedicated peacenik who told John Bolton, the dictionary definition of a warmongering neocon, YOU’RE FIRED, just like he did on his scripted teevee show. Oh, he HIRED Bolton, you say? No, I don’t believe it.

  185. @ChuckOrloski

    Just to be clear, Chuck, I didn’t like Trump all that much in 2016 (although I did support the goals he was espousing), and I don’t like him much today. However, as they say, let’s not reject the good in anticipation of the perfect (or something like that). This article in the Russia Insider today, reminded me of the bullet we dodged in 2016 (I highly recommend reading it in its entirety):

    The Clinton Memo That Killed Half a Million People in Syria

    Note: The following article, published at Consortium News, was taken down hours after it was published today (1/11/19) -RI.
    https://russia-insider.com/en/politics/clinton-memo-killed-half-million-people-syria/ri25874

    “Bringing down Assad would not only be a massive boon to Israel’s security, it would also ease Israel’s understandable fear of losing its nuclear monopoly. Then, Israel and the United States might be able to develop a common view of when the Iranian program is so dangerous that military action could be warranted.”

    What a despicable person! Note how she casually exposes knowledge about Israel’s possession of nuclear weapons, flouting the Symington and Glenn Amendments to the 1961 Foreign Assistance Act to ban any aid to clandestine nuclear powers that were not NPT signatories (of course, the amendments have since been watered down and now apply only to nuclear transfers after 1985).

    I will admit that I tend to be undeservedly over-optimistic about DJT whenever I encounter the slightest positive news about him, and get depressed when he back tracks on expectations that he has set, but I refuse to succumb to the temptation to become cynical and lose hope. I do my best on the sidelines to support, both physically and financially, those who would extract us from the death grip of Israeli tentacles. Consistent with that, I recently made a financial contribution to Rand Paul when he lent his support to the withdrawal of troops from Syria. Maybe Rand will disappoint also, and my hard-earned dollars will have been wasted, but I would rather have done that than sit on the sidelines ranting impotently and without hope. Life without that hope would be as Hell on Earth for me, and too nihilistic to motivate me to wake up each morning.

    Is Trump owned by Israel? He certainly rode into town on Adelson’s support, so there is every indication that he has been scratching Adelson’s back, and the embassy move to Jerusalem as well as the tearing up of the Iran agreement are directly attributable to that fact, as is hiring Bolton and others of his ilk.

    Having said that, I am seeing inklings of him starting to distance himself from all of that, post the midterms. Perhaps it is only wishful thinking on my part, but he only seems to be paying lip service to Israel these days while actually (however erratically) setting in motion actions that look very America-first – and that alone is a hell of a lot better than what I have seen from our presidents over the last many decades.

    So, until all is lost, I am going to support and draw attention to every nugget of good that he does, and lament everything that is the opposite of that. Whenever I see politicians do something that reduces Jewish power in our country, I am going to call them and make known my pleasure with them, as well as sending them whatever FRNs I can afford.

    And yes, I am going to rant and argue on blogs such as UR and other places in the hope that it awakens one more American to our plight, and strikes one more blow, however modest, against those who rule us against our will.

    In the end, I know very little. I see dots in the sky and try to connect them so that they look like constellations. Each day there is some new news and the next day there is news that contradicts that of the previous day. So the dots look like Cassiopeia one day, and a random collection of flickering light the next day. The Sun still rises every morning, and I can breathe for a little longer. So there is that.

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
    , @tac
  186. @NoseytheDuke

    Excuse me, NoseytheDuke, but I suggest tonight, and going forward into 2019, we ain’t gonna be dumb goyim “deplorables” anymore, and…. le juis Paul Craig Roberts!

    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
  187. NZLex says:
    @Ahoy

    Z-Man: “Flynn was a NEOCON stooge and rabid anti Iran war hawk.”

    Also, Bannon was an ex-Goldman Sachs COINTELPRO fake “white nationalist” and rabid anti-China war hawk.

    The sad truth (well, sad for dedicated Trump supporters) is that Trump has never had very good HR skills in politics – which makes you wonder about all those “Apprentice” TV shows and supposedly successful business decisions: was he ever any good at hiring staff? Or was it those other two characters in the “You’re Fired!” segments? Or were they all actors, including Trump?

    Does it really matter? Anyone who:
    a) worships at the feet of a fraudulent war criminal like “Bibi”
    b) hates on Iran simply because “Bibi” told him they were “evil”
    c) hates on China because Bannon told him they were “cheating”
    d) hires notorious pro-interventionist war criminals like Bolton and crooked CIA thugs like Pompeo (for the State Dept, no less – a diplomatic role, not an “intelligence” role)
    e) continually lies about the “great economy” despite openly mocking the same economy when Obama was in charge
    f) illegally bombs Syria because his whiny Shiksa daughter cried after seeing fake news “gas attacks”
    g) claims to oppose NATO yet does nothing while NATO absorbs one by one the entire Warsaw Pact
    h) ignores the mass murder of Palestinians and insults the world by moving the US embassy to occupied Jerusalem then tries to intimidate other nations into doing the same
    i) claims to want better relations with Russia but expels countless diplomats, allows the lawfare kidnapping of Russians, lets goons break into diplomatic properties (thus totally violating the Vienna Convention)
    j) increases the blatant robbery of taxpayer money that is the military fraud factory, and
    k) after complaining about massive US debts under Obama passes a massive tax cut for the rich, meaning the “War on Terror”/Forever War is still not paid for – passing those enormous debts onto US citizens hundreds of years into the future… [I could continue to z, but you see the pattern]

    Such a person cannot be taken seriously as either a good leader, or the right person to reform the US’s many, many problems. But I understand there isn’t much of an alternative, so what can one do?
    Revolution seems the best option, but I’m not from the USA so it isn’t up to me to decide.

  188. renfro says:
    @Cloak And Dagger

    Trump might be able to end our Israel problem, if he is as smart as he claims he is.

    First, we all know the reports on the US financial heath are bullshit.

    So pull them out and start some bully pulpit fear mongering about going broke, having to cut everything like SS and federal jobs and schools and repair of our falling bridges and roads and border security and military and so on….leading up to having to severely cut foreign aid to save taxpayer dollars.

    Then when the Israel fifth column starts fighting him on foreign aid , as they will, he can invite them to a meeting to discuss it. He can then pullout a list of the net worth of the Zionist/Pro Israel billionaires and tell them he is confident Israel wont suffer because they can all contribute enough every year for the 3 billion in aid the Us can no longer afford.

    Then when ((their)) media starts bashing him on it he can do another bully pulpit session and tell the public he met with the Jewish group and say …….”” hey these guys have multiple hundreds of billions and I talked to them about this and I am sure as much as they love Israel they will be happy to take over the financial support of Israel, who will do fine with their aid , and be happy also to aid the US by taking this cost off of the US.”

    Thats what I would do. Of course in my meeting with the zio billionaires I would had implied some sticks and stones might fall on Israel at the UN and else where, due to our also having to cut back on our diplomatic activities and our expensive membership in the UN and not be on the Security Council any more.

  189. @ChuckOrloski

    le juis

    Is that Scranton French? 🙂

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
    , @tac
  190. @renfro

    That is an excellent suggestion, and I agree completely! If Trump can, as you say, first rip off the veil on our actual economic situation, it would give him the ammunition to go on the attack. Then, every dollar that some politician proposes for furthering to Israel would have to be justified against the plight of our nation and its poor.

    Bravo!

    • Replies: @renfro
  191. renfro says:

    Just saw this Jew’s statement on the BDS bill.

    ”So boycotting #Israel is a constitutional right, but boycotting those participating in #BDS isn’t?

    Anyone who doesn’t get the difference between a citizen’s right to use his voice, money or business for any purpose he chooses as long as it is non violent and not harmful to society….and the state punishing and criminalizing then for it is ….well, must be a Jew.

    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
  192. @renfro

    Sure, as a citizen, you can boycott Israel, and even boycott those who boycott Israel. The government doesn’t have any right to restrict either.

    That (((guy))) equivocates like a moron.

  193. @Cloak And Dagger

    I never liked him either (As a non-citizen I was never able to vote when I lived in the US and now live on the other side of the world) but I saw him as the preferable choice over KilleryHillary. I have always maintained that I’ll believe his promises when they come to fruition but I think that anyone in that role would have a very difficult task.

    A president has nowhere near the power that people are told he has (The most powerful man in the world) and the forces arrayed against any president doing right by the people rather than big business and the Deep State are immense and they mostly operate covertly. I imagine the Zapruder film is often playing on a loop in the Oval Office with the clear message that it’s best to go along with what Gore Vidal called the Money Party with two branches.

    It is a wonder Trump isn’t completely overwhelmed on deciding who can be trusted or not and anyone seeking to do well would have greater odds of surviving his term by steering the evil elements towards a situation where overreach would lead to them to bring their own downfall rather than opposing them directly.

    Any successful cure for cancer is seldom without suffering and I think the best that can be hoped for is that the healer truly care and be compassionate towards the sick which in this case is the nation itself and of course the ordinary people. I just hope Trump would like his legacy to be that of The Saviour of America or something like that and would wish him well towards that end.

    • Agree: Cloak And Dagger
    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
  194. @Cloak And Dagger

    Cloak And Dagger got me, I wrote ‘le juis,’ and with levity, said: “Is that Scranton French? 🙂 ”

    Hey C&D!

    Don’t laugh, Dagger! Not so fast. Fyi, at a West Scranton, Washburn Street-based cemetery is buried HRC’s father, Hugh Rodham. She goes there when campaigning for president, & ambles crookedly along in the city’s great St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

    Also, you did a gentlemanly hatchet-job on my attempts at killing hope in Trump’s presidency. Congratulations!

    Nonetheless, all (!) US presidents must be Israel-devotees, at present it’s either Likud or nothing, and a tally of how many people/nations get killed or ruined while executing such completely un-American & immoral service is relative.

    Two converging questions, please, Dagger.

    1. Do you think businessman Trump thinks like Reagan Economy Man, Paul Craig Roberts?
    2. Do you think Donald has relative (unspoken?) hope for a real investigation into 9/11 to kick-off during his rather non-boring Hebrew presidency, which is under fire by liberal, secular-elite, Go-go Hillary-Jews?

    Please reply to the above inquiry & thanks again, C&D. It’s great to debate & not necessarily have to Hebdo mate!

    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
  195. @NoseytheDuke

    I wonder what he will say at the State of the Union on the 29th. It could be indicative of where his head is tilted in the second half of his first term…

    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  196. @ChuckOrloski

    ambles crookedly along

    A very apt description in a nutshell of her whole life.

    1. Do you think businessman Trump thinks like Reagan Economy Man, Paul Craig Roberts?

    Well, of course not.

    PCR is a man of high integrity, honesty, and courage. He is an idealist and that defines him. His word is his bond and he says what he means. The world needs more like him.

    Trump, like most businessmen, is a realist. His words are tools to the end that he wants and you can’t take those to the bank. He worships at the Art of the Deal. What he says is always a negotiating position and always fluid. The best one can hope is that his intentions are good, and that the means will be justified by the end.

    Do you think Donald has relative (unspoken?) hope for a real investigation into 9/11 to kick-off during his rather non-boring Hebrew presidency

    Until recently, I had no hope of that, and even now, the odds are remote. However, with the invocation of the Grand Jury by the Lawyers for 9/11, suddenly it isn’t as unlikely as it has been for 17 years. If that does end up happening, that would be tectonic in impact.

    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
  197. Art says:
    @RobinG

    Similarly, Rand’s earlier stance against money to Israel was just his consistent attitude towards all foreign aid. It had nothing to do with Israeli crimes.

    RobinG,

    Perfect is the enemy of good. Rand Paul’s sentiments are in line with ours. Because of his Israel money statement, he is persona non grada on Fox. What more is required?

    Think Peace — Art

    • Replies: @RobinG
  198. tac says:
    @Cloak And Dagger

    C&D:

    No so fast …. let’s wait until there is corrobarated proof the US military personnel have actually left (even if the do, they will not come back to the US, but will most likely be stationed just across the border in Iraq (where the US recently built a base about 100 KM border in Western Iraq along the main artery highway …. the same highway it currently occupies in Al-Tanf, Syria) and Jordan.

    Smoke n’ Mirrors C&D …. until proven false otherwise.

    US says Syria withdrawal has begun; Russia doubtful

    The US “has begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria. Out of concern for operational security, we will not discuss specific timelines, locations or troop movements,” he said.

    Ryan’s announcement came a day after a US military official said the United States had removed some equipment from Syria.

    “I can confirm the movement of equipment from Syria,” the unnamed official was quoted as saying by AFP, but declined to provide further details “for security reasons.”
    […]
    Media reports on Thursday said a draft paper outlining US plans for withdrawing from Syria included leaving troops in place at a position near the Iraqi and Jordanian border.

    Most US forces are concentrated in the northeast of Syria, but soldiers also maintain a base near southern Syria in an area known as al-Tanf, on the Iraqi border.

    Israel has reportedly lobbied for the Trump administration to reconsider pulling troops out of al-Tanf, and according to the London-based Middle East Eye online portal, the US withdrawal plan would leave soldiers there.

    The US is not withdrawing from the base at al-Tanf at this time,” it quoted a Turkish official, citing a document which was presented in Ankara by Bolton early this week.

    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/01/11/585468/Iran-Syria-US-troops-withdrawal-equipment

    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
  199. @tac

    Smoke n’ Mirrors C&D …. until proven false otherwise.

    Yes, a distinct possibility. Still, it is a promising start, if only a single drop of water for one parched in the desert for years.

  200. @Cloak And Dagger

    I wrote:

    The best one can hope is that his intentions are good

    I am reminded of a song by The Animals (and others – House of the Rising Sun):

    I am just a soul whose intentions are good
    Oh Lord! Please don’t let me be misunderstood.

    And confusingly, of another saying:

    The road to Hell are paved with good intentions.

    Your choice.

  201. tac says:
    @Cloak And Dagger

    C&D:

    This memo comes from the Wikileaks leak, and I posted it here previously …. here is an excerpt in case you missed it:

    [MORE]

    The best way to help Israel deal with Iran’s growing nuclear capability is to help the people of Syria overthrow the regime of Bashar Assad.

    Negotiations to limit Iran’s nuclear program will not solve Israel’s security dilemma. Nor will they stop Iran from improving the crucial part of any nuclear weapons program — the capability to enrich uranium.

    At best, the talks between the world’s major powers and Iran that began in Istanbul this April and will continue in Baghdad in May will enable Israel to postpone by a few months a decision whether to launch an attack on Iran that could provoke a major Mideast war.
    […]
    What Israeli military leaders really worry about — but cannot talk about — is losing their nuclear monopoly.
    […]
    The result would be a precarious nuclear balance in which Israel could not respond to provocations with conventional military strikes on Syria and Lebanon, as it can today.
    […]
    Bringing down Assad would not only be a massive boon to Israel’s security, it would also ease
    Israel’s understandable fear of losing its nuclear monopoly. Then, Israel and the United States

    might be able to develop a common view of when the Iranian program is so dangerous that
    military action could be warranted.
    […]
    Some argue that U.S. involvement risks a wider war with Russia. But the Kosovo example
    shows otherwise. In that case, Russia had genuine ethnic and political ties to the Serbs, which
    don’t exist between Russia and Syria, and even then Russia did little more than complain.
    Russian officials have already acknowledged they won’t stand in the way if intervention comes.
    […]
    Victory may not come quickly or easily, but it will come. And
    the payoff will be substantial. Iran would be strategically isolated, unable to exert its influence
    in the Middle East. The resulting regime in Syria will see the United States as a friend, not an
    enemy. Washington would gain substantial recognition as fighting for the people in the Arab
    world, not the corrupt regimes
    .

    https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/18328

    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
  202. tac says:
    @Cloak And Dagger

    I believe Chuck meant: ‘je suis’ (I am) after the Charlie Hebdo attack

    In any event here is an interesting interview with Greg Felton (he’s wise to the JQ):

  203. Art says:

    !!!!!!

    Tulsi Gabbard to run for president

    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said Friday that she is running for president.

    “I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week,” she said during an interview on CNN’s “The Van Jones Show.”

    Gabbard, a 37-year old combat veteran, has done little to hide her presidential ambitions. She recently made stops in both Iowa and New Hampshire and looked into hiring digital staff and speechwriters. She has also authored a memoir set to be released in May.
    The Hawaii Democrat’s entrance into the presidential primary field comes before an expected wave of similar announcements from higher profile candidates.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/11/tulsi-gabbard-2020-president-run-1098629

    The War Issue will be broght up! It is the thing that makes her different from all the rest. Hopefully she can build a constituency for Peace.

    War is the Achilles Heel of the overarching Jew cabal.

    Think Peace — Art

    • Agree: Cloak And Dagger
    • Replies: @bjondo
  204. @tac

    I believe Chuck meant: ‘je suis’ (I am) after the Charlie Hebdo attack

    I know. 🙂 I was just pulling his leg in jest.

  205. RobinG says:
    @Art

    “Perfect is the enemy of good.”
    Well, the quote is, “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” Because it isn’t, and shouldn’t be.

    “Rand Paul’s sentiments are in line with ours.”
    Some of them, some of the time. You won’t catch me at the wailing wall in a beanie.

    “…he is persona non grada on Fox.”
    And his votes are deeply appreciated. That’s why I said in the last sentence, we very often must accept the right thing for the wrong reason.

  206. @Cloak And Dagger

    Saying one thing and doing another seems a reasonable expectation. I can’t imagine he’s done that throughout his business life as it would have undermined him. Perhaps this is deliberate strategy.

  207. @ChuckOrloski

    Hey Chuck!

    Oh, thanks again for the music….Peter Gabriel, a great voice too…not really aware of his political trajectory though

    Greetings also from the Basque Country!

    I did not know about Scranton before…but I am seeing that it´s worth a visit, looks great!…since it has reciclated itself into touristic destination from a miner outpost…Very interesting that you are twinned to Ballina ( Ireland ) and Valencia ( Spain)….the world is a handkerchief…sometimes…do not you think?

    You see, I have never been much inclined to visit the US, if not for the bad press you have had here from the misery and dictatorships you brought in for LatinAmerica, and strong support for local Franco´s dictatorship too, but once, at the intiative by some friends, I joined them in a visit to New York, to find that people there was so friendly and so normal, and so honest too ( like the guy warning us about the price of peaches at a New York´s dely, in case we could have not noticed till we arrived to the cashbox…it´s worth mentioning that he was a Latino immigrant….), but, definitely, I fear, and most regrettably, I will not be visiting you again in the short term….
    You see, I was already advised by a group of US Green Berets ( retired ), who run a blog out there, to “better not travelling alone”, after I declared myself honestly a traveller and communist… and defied some of their points/beliefs there…only for that…since they do not know me of anything else….As you can imagine, I take the “advice” as a menace to my wellbeing…..( although… I anwered by sending this video….), and thus, why would I be travelling to the very wolf mouth anytime…at least while they are alive?…. The high ranking official even menaced me with denouncing me to certain military police of obscure memory at times of Franco´s dictatorship here at my country….only for holding my personal opinions on the net….eventhough they pas all day there talking and claimming about the First Amendment this and the other…..Why do you think they would go to such extent?…
    This is the people who supported, and keep supporting, Trump as if there was no tomorrow….( although, I think mainly for the tax cut, since they bragged already about making six ciphers earnings at their time at intelligence military…or whatever…., but well, they affirm it´s all about MAGA….)…and now, when Trump is already completely unmasked….there they are turning their support towards Tulsi Gabbard….

    We here, do not have any hope on any person comming out of the military…but, well, you never suffered the military dictatorships you forced, and force ( see Brazil…), unto others…thus, no wonder you trust these people….

    We, like she, are also great lovers of the sea around here….but we are acustomed to much more troubled waters……as if surfing would be a guarantee for anything….by itself…..

    Another good one by Bowie….

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  208. geokat62 says:

    This one’s for Incy.

    Concluding paragraph to PCR’s latest installment, Americans Need a Congress that Represents Americans:

    How much more plain can it be? The US Congress represents Israel, not Americans. The US Congress will even destroy the US Constitution for Israel. And the United States is called a democracy?

    [MORE]

    Americans Need a Congress that Represents Americans

    US Senator Marco Rubio poses as a representative of Florida Republicans, but in truth he represents the interests of Israel. He is sponsor of legislation that punishes Americans who boycott Israel as their way of protesting Israel’s genocide of the Palestinian people. That Rubio is doing his best to dismantle what little is left of the First Amendment doesn’t seem to bother Florida voters or the presstitute media, who are no longer protective of the First Amendment.

    Yesterday (January 9, 2019) the legislation failed to pass the Senate, because Democrats blocked it. But not really. The Democrats are not opposed to the bill. Indeed, the senators of both parties are too well paid in campaign contributions by the Israel Lobby to vote against anything that Israel wants. Moreover, they know that if they do, the money and the media support in their next election will flow to their opponent. The reason the Democrats blocked the passage of the bill is that they are making a point that no legislation will pass until President Trump gives in on the issue of The Wall and signs the necessary money bill to reopen the government.

    Every 18 months the US government hands over to Israel enough money to build Trump’s wall. Israel had no hesitation in using Americans’ money to build its wall, which keeps Palestinians out of Palestine. It is OK with the US Congress for Americans to finance Israel’s construction of a wall that keeps a people out of their own country, but it is not OK for Trump to use American money to keep illegal immigrants out of the United States.

    How much more plain can it be? The US Congress represents Israel, not Americans. The US Congress will even destroy the US Constitution for Israel. And the United States is called a democracy?

  209. @tac

    tac correctly said: “I believe Chuck meant: ‘je suis’ (I am) after the Charlie Hebdo attack.”

    Hey tac!

    Fyi, like many, I write comments upon my small i-phone keyboard, and foolishly often, without spell check/edit, I goof.

    My intent was to write “Je suis Paul Craig Roberts,” in order to honor his consistently courageous blaspheming of the 9/11 Zelikow Commission Report.

    Born in 1939, Mr. Roberts is one “Southern Man” who the sponsors of the 9/11 False Flag attacks & pursuant cover-up “don’t need around anymore.” *

    Be well, tac.

    * A paraphrase of Lynard Skynard “hit” song, “Sweet Home Alabama” in which Neil Young is advised to return home to Canada.

    • Replies: @tac
  210. @Fatima Manoubia

    Broken a ho-hum “tourist attraction,” Scranton greetings, Fatima!

    Fascinating to learn about your domicile, “Basque country.” Fyi, my favorite philosopher is Miguel de Unamuno, author of the widely respected “Tragic Sense of Life” and novel “Abel Sanchez.”

    Fyi, appears I am older than you, & absolutely remote from revolutionary Spain, but I tried to take an objective study of the Franco era, Spanish Civil War.

    With good fortune, I decided to read Jose Maria Gironella’s truly great (fiction) trilogy, which begins with “The Cypresses Believe in God,” of which you are no doubt familiar. Americans can refer below to JMG’s obituary.

    https://www.theguardian.com/news/2003/jan/30/guardianobituaries.books

    Lastly, am so appreciative how you articulated the fact that, “you (uh, our “Homeland”) never suffered the military dictatorships you forced, and force ( see Brazil…), unto others…”

    As major & unnecessary American-Israeli Empire war against Iran looms, the almighty NYSE trembles, and US Federal debt daily skyrockets < $21 trillion, & multi-millions of Americans live "paycheck-to-paycheck" (& bereft of savings), I predict that my country is ripe to suffer a "military dictatorship," & one disguised as national Zio-savior.

    Thanks Fatima, be well, and I look forward to more of your enlightening comments at The Unz Review.

    • Replies: @Fatima Manoubia
  211. bjondo says:
    @Art

    let’s see what kind of real threat she is to the deep state.
    will she be hounded, lied about, subject to threats, traitors within/without?

    • Replies: @Art
    , @RobinG
  212. @renfro

    “Trump might be able to end our Israel problem, if he is as smart as he claims he is.”

    To end the “Israel problem” wouldn’t orange clown just need to push for a real investigation of 9/11 or perhaps merely threaten to do so? If it was publicly known that he was, say, having a series of meetings with Richard Gage et al., that alone might be enough.

    For that matter he could do the same re: Sandy Hook; an audience with Wolfgang Halbig – even if they only discussed the weather – might do wonders to restore the republic.

    But he apparently has no intention of doing anything of the kind, and that’s more evidence IMO (if anymore is needed) that he neither works for us nor did he ever intend to.

    • Agree: DESERT FOX, ChuckOrloski
    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
    , @renfro
  213. @Harold Smith

    Greetings Harold Smith!

    I intuit many appearing here at U.R. comment-department never heard Richard Gage speak, and no doubt several do not want such a learning experience. Consequently, for all here today, below is a very logical & intelligent address by Richard Gage.

    Thanks, Harold!

  214. Art says:
    @bjondo

    let’s see what kind of real threat she is to the deep state.
    will she be hounded, lied about, subject to threats, traitors within/without?

    Gabbard — Does this help?

    Gabbard-Hirono clash shocks Hawaii

    The Hawaii delegation in Congress has long been known as one of the most tightly-knit in Washington, but that tradition was shattered this week when Rep. Tulsi Gabbard publicly criticized fellow Democrat Sen. Mazie Hirono’s questioning of a judicial nominee.

    Gabbard, who announced Friday that she has decided to run for president in 2020, made headlines and provoked an irritated response from Hirono earlier in the week by implicitly accusing the senator and other Democrats in an op-ed published in The Hill of having “weaponized religion for their own selfish gain” in their questioning.

    While Gabbard did not mention Hirono by name, her fellow Hawaiian clearly saw the op-ed as friendly fire.

    Hirono, an outspoken critic of President Trump, returned fire in a statement that dinged Gabbard for giving ammo to Trump’s right-wing allies.

    “Over the past two years, the Senator has been attacked by right wing ideologues for her examination of Donald Trump’s ideologically-driven nominees to the courts. It is unfortunate that Congresswoman Gabbard based her misguided opinion on the far-right wing manipulation of these straightforward questions,” Will Dempster, Hirono’s spokesman, said in a statement.
    A spokeswoman for Gabbard did not respond

    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/425006-gabbard-hirono-clash-shocks-hawaii

    If we are going to have a lefty president – maybe Gabbard would be best?

    It appears that Gabbard has the guts, savvy, and manner to get elected.

    Think Peace — Art

    p.s. After the troop pullout from Syria – the Jews will never let Trump win another election.

    • Replies: @Art
    , @Precious
  215. renfro says:
    @Cloak And Dagger

    Continuing with the plot to throw all financial support of Israel on the Zio billionaires lets look at how Trump or any other president could then reduce Israel to nothing but a poor Jewish commune in the ME.

    First lets assume that is done, the Zio are now responsible for Israel.
    Next lets look at how that might affect Israel’s enemies. specifically Hezbollah, who has closest proximity to Israel and enough missiles to actually inflict huge and long lasting damage, including economic damage on Israel.

    When word of the US giving the Zio responsibility for Israel gets out all Isr enemies will be emboldened.

    So to understand the furthering of the plot, first read this report done by former US military for JINSA on a Isr- Hezbollah war.
    http://www.jinsa.org/files/IsraelsNextNorthernWar_OperationalandLegalChallenges_web.pdf
    Skip the first pages of blah blah on Isr’s understanding of what’s allowed in war and go to page 53 for estimates of the damage to Isr from Hezbollah missiles and the long term effects on Israel.

    So an “incident ” takes place as one always does. Israel and Hezbollah go at it. Israel will try to call on the US for money to war on Lebanon and for money to make up for their economic loses. But the hero Us President has already said and convinced the public that we are far too in the hole financially to spend any money on foreign aid of any kind. If he’s aroused enough fear of Us close to being poverty stricken unless we rein in spending then Jewish howling would hopefully be defeated by public outrage directed to DC if any billions are then spent overseas.

    Whereas in the JINSA scenario Hezbollah is eventually defeated that could even be turned around by the presidential whisper to Turkey or Russia that the US isn’t going to get involved or hamper the efforts of either side. Leaving room for any allies of Hezbollah to assist them.

    This really is a doable plan for getting rid of Israel….it just requires the right prez to start the fear of the US being almost broke as the first step to unloading Israel and the second step of waiting for Israel to provoke Lebanon to use the same financial reason for not giving them money for their war.
    Of course this prez will regret we are unable to help and encourage all the Jews to send their money to help Israel.

    A secondary benefit is this might also reduce the billions of the meddling Zio billionaires (assuming they put their money where their mouths are) and make it possible for Americans to outbid them on the purchase of American politicians.

    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
  216. renfro says:
    @Harold Smith

    No. Because ….

    Who would do the investigation?
    And no matter what was found, like Israel being involved, the Jews controlled media would give it short shift , along with claiming all the investigators were anti semites. Congress would also denounce it.

    Nope the way to get rid of Israelis is to quit giving them money and US support and to do that we need a ‘strategy’ that leads to that. The plot I outlined or any other one that can be thought up to cut the money cord between Isr and US.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  217. Art says:
    @Art

    If we are going to have a lefty president – maybe Gabbard would be best?

    It appears that Gabbard has the guts, savvy, and manner to get elected.

    ??????

    ‘Putin puppet’ vs ‘Assad shill’: Dems & Reps unite in panic over Gabbard challenging Trump in 2020

    With Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) entering the 2020 presidential fray, establishment figures on both Right and Left are scrambling to smear the anti-war congresswoman with impeccable identity-politics bona fides.

    Ever since her 2017 visit to Syria, Gabbard has been condemned for daring to seek firsthand accounts rather than blindly trusting the MSM narrative, so on Friday the pundits were again off to the races, with fresh accusations of Assad-sympathizing.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/448632-tulsi-gabbard-negative-reactions/https://www.rt.com/usa/448632-tulsi-gabbard-negative-reactions/

    both Right and Left are scrambling to smear the anti-war congresswoman

    Go for Peace!

    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
    , @renfro
  218. @renfro

    “No. Because ….

    Who would do the investigation?”

    Well some kind of a commission – transparent enough and with enough honest people involved that it couldn’t be manipulated. It could even include representatives from foreign countries which lost citizens in that attack. But that’s putting the cart before the horse, IMO. As I mentioned, just the credible threat of such an investigation may suffice.

    And no matter what was found, like Israel being involved, the Jews controlled media would give it short shift , along with claiming all the investigators were anti semites. Congress would also denounce it.

    Of course there would be some kind of opposition – just like there would be in the scenario you proposed earlier, right? So I’ll quote you on your solution to that potential problem:

    “Then when ((their)) media starts bashing him on it he can do another bully pulpit session…”

    The bully pulpit is the fearsome weapon orange clown has but apparently refuses to use (in pursuit of the restoration of the republic at least).

    But when you think about it, how loudly could the opponents of such an investigation actually complain – without implicating themselves – especially when a majority of the people believe that the official narrative is a lie? Other than try to make a fuss over the minimal cost of the investigation, what argument would they have? No legitimate one that I can see.

    Nope the way to get rid of Israelis is to quit giving them money and US support and to do that we need a ‘strategy’ that leads to that.

    Nope. First, even if you could somehow figure out how to “quit giving them money” that is at best a temporary band-aid. They’re dishonest and clever enough to find a way around that, eventually at least.

    Second, your whole concept is pure pie in the sky, IMO, because their puppets would argue: (1) the amount given to Israel is such a small percentage of the annual U.S. budget that it’s negligible; and (2) since Israel is America’s “only ally in the strategically important Mideast” (or some other such self-serving horseshit), the money given to Israel is de facto part of the U.S. defense budget.
    Ultimately, failing everything else, Israel’s “friends in congress” would trim the defense budget down by whatever amount Israel wants, or something like that, and that would be the end of that.

    The best strategy for a permanent solution would be to attack them where they’re vulnerable, and that is to expose their role in 9/11 and/or other crimes, or to threaten to do so.

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
    • Replies: @renfro
  219. @renfro

    I love it! It’s a well thought out strategy. The only fly in the ointment is how to get DJT (or the next contender) to adopt it.

  220. RobinG says:
    @bjondo

    “…..will she be hounded, lied about, subject to threats, traitors within/without?”

    As cited by Art, that question is already answered. What I haven’t seen, and maybe you (all) can advise, is whether Tulsi is following the anti-Russia line. If she’s really against war, she should be against fake accusations that bolster the fear mentality and war economy.

    If she’s (publicly) bought into the Russia collusion BS, is it just a political strategy, or has she really been duped, along with most of America? If the latter, can she be better advised and educated? Might she expose the Russiagate fraud, as she dared to refute the anti-Syria propaganda?

    It she brave enough to add Russia to the laundry list of smears against her? Could she embrace the controversy that would ensue, much as Trump embraced his detractors? And could the public endure the cognitive dissonance if they realized they were victims of a mega-lie?

    Trump has a personality and constitution that thrives on mixing it up, and he has a wicked counterpunch. Major Gabbard has clothed her politics in Aloha spirit, but perhaps she can channel her inner Kaalratri.

    • Replies: @Art
  221. @Art

    It’s a good sign that both sides hate her, however, it also means she won’t make the nomination cut, just as Ron Paul didn’t. I would be happy if she makes it through a couple of rounds of nationally broadcast debates so that Americans get to hear her rationale for why all our wars are destroying us. At the very least it would expose who the war mongers are, and hopefully, throw more light on the traitors who run our government. This is assuming that they give her more than a couple of minutes to say her piece.

    My only concern is that she hasn’t demonstrated that she wouldn’t be yet another Israeli butt kisser, but then, who has? If she makes it to the elections, I would vote for her. If she convinces me that her heart is in the right place, I will even send her a few FRNs.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  222. Art says:
    @RobinG

    If she’s (publicly) bought into the Russia collusion BS, is it just a political strategy, or has she really been duped, along with most of America?

    That is a great question.

    I believe that the answer is both. They know that they are being coerced – but believe that the coercers are justified in their cause. That is certainly the case with the Jews.

    The Stockholm syndrome is a known psychological phenomena studied and acknowledged by science.

    It is where passengers on an airplane are hijacked by terrorists, and then the passengers begin to identify with the cause of the terrorists.

    That is exactly what the Jews have done and are doing to the American political system. They terrorize us with guilt for the six million. They coerce us with “anti-Semite” charges. Clearly people have bought into this coercion. People know that they are being coerced but buy into the guilt.

    Fortunately this ploy, like all ruses, is coming to an end. It is just starting, but – truth will out!

    Think Peace — Art

    p.s. As to Gabbard – I believe she knows – she is playing the game, staying politically alive.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  223. Precious says:
    @Art

    p.s. After the troop pullout from Syria – the Jews will never let Trump win another election.

    If Trump gets his wall, they won’t have the votes to stop him.

  224. renfro says:
    @Harold Smith

    Of course there would be some kind of opposition – just like there would be in the scenario you proposed earlier, right?

    Yes….. BUT ……in my plot the screeching of the Israeli Fifth Column against curbing US spending to preserve the US and avoid plunging many its citizens into poverty could not be attacked as anti-semitism ….((their)) opposition to US curbing foreign spending would be seen as what it is……disloyalty to the US and their higher loyalty to Israel.

    Using 911 would get us what we gotten to date…..howls of anti Semitism in the media and congress, propaganda about how its all antisemitic conspiracy, etc.,etc. and even if Israel was exposed in 911 you think congress would then cut funding to Israel?

    911 was 18 years ago…consider the mentality of the John Does and the fact that for young Americans 18 yrs of age its ancient history to them , its ancient history to 28 yr olds who were 10.
    What are the bulk of the people and even the many activist groups on the left and right going to respond to best today…..the fear of living in a poor country and losing their standard of living or a commission that revels Israel and is going to be attacked and smothered as it already has been all along?
    Fear of lose works better for the masses.

    • Agree: Cloak And Dagger
    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  225. renfro says:
    @Art

    I just want to caution everyone on getting excited about a new savior.
    I think we’ve all been there done that before.

    Gabbard may be anti war but no one knows where Tulsi Gabbard stands on Israel.
    All we really know about her views on the ME and surrounding countries is that she has an attachment to India as reported on in her visit to Modi and her efforts to prevent a human rights condition being inserted into the US India agreements.
    Gabbard knows full well that Modi is big anti Muslim and has allowed many attacks on them in India.

    I say proceed with caution before you get all caught up on another hyphen -American who may sound good but also may have some non tradition American values and feeling for another country inspired by her religion.
    I have nothing against her brand of religion, it seems fine, but why do we want anyone’s religion views to play a part in the WH…..haven’t we had enough of evangelical sentiments and jewish religion in policy making already.

    I don’t want to hear how someones religion is going to make them uncorrupt and anti war…..I want to here about observing international law and following the constitution.

    • Replies: @Art
  226. RobinG says:
    @Cloak And Dagger

    The “well thought out strategy” – not so much, imo. In fact, such a sophomoric US-centric fantasy with ample opportunity for unintended consequences, like so many US sanctions schemes, etc.

    The Hindus have some great stories of good vs. evil, as well as inner struggle. In this one, ego is defeated by The Divine Warrioress. Note how she’s innocently depicted resembling Tulsi ….. until she transforms into the fierce dispenser of retribution.

    http://www.hinduhumanrights.info/battle-of-the-ego-goddess-durga-and-mahishasura/
    Battle of the Ego: Goddess Durga and Mahishasura

    • Replies: @renfro
    , @Cloak And Dagger
  227. Art says:
    @renfro

    Gabbard may be anti war but no one knows where Tulsi Gabbard stands on Israel.

    Of course you are right – until an explicit statement is made – we cannot know for sure.

    But here is an in you face declaration that goes counter to the Jew narrative.

    Tulsi Gabbard ‘skeptical’ Assad regime behind gas attack

    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) said Friday she was “skeptical” that Syrian leader Bashar Assad’s regime was behind this week’s chemical weapons attack in northern Syria.

    “There are a number of theories that are out there,” Gabbard said during an interview on CNN’s “The Situation” when addressing who was behind the attack.

    Gabbard pointed to false intelligence reports about weapons of mass destruction used to justify the Iraq War under President George W. Bush as an example of how the intelligence assessments can produce inaccurate information.

    https://thehill.com/policy/international/327922-tulsi-gabbard-skeptical-assad-regime-behind-gas-attack

    Hmm.

    Think Peace — Art

    • Replies: @RobinG
    , @renfro
    , @Art
  228. @Art

    Very interestingly, Art wrote: “p.s. As to Gabbard – I believe she knows – she is playing the game, staying politically alive.”

    Hey Art!

    Re, your quote above;
    All elected US Congressmen & Senators with ambition & a double digit I.Q. knows the “game.” In fact, given access to (real) True News, beyond that common to the Zio Corporate Media’s “curated” realm, it’s likely millions of American voters are aware how the “game” is perpetually played.

    If you have time, Art, please look at the paragraph (below) from Durocher’s latest very informative U.R. article, and see how St. Sanctions Madeleine desires to buckle down the internet:
    “(Madeleine) Albright acknowledges that Americans before agreed more because a narrower media class carefully curated what Americans were allowed to see and read and think. To address this, she wants to “put a saddle on the bucking bronco we call the Internet.” So much for democracy and free speech.”

    (Zigh)

    Happy Russian New Year’s Eve!

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
    • Replies: @Art
  229. RobinG says:
    @Art

    T.G. tweet,

    Tulsi Gabbard‏Verified account @TulsiGabbard

    Israel needs to stop using live ammunition in its response to unarmed protesters in Gaza. It has resulted in over 50 dead and thousands seriously wounded.

    3:25 PM – 14 May 2018

  230. renfro says:
    @RobinG

    The “well thought out strategy” – not so much, imo. In fact, such a sophomoric US-centric fantasy with ample opportunity for unintended consequences, like so many US sanctions schemes, etc

    You’d be amazed my dear how many plots and strategies like the one I described have succeeded in the US political arena .
    If you are an American or not and just following US you still should be familiar with the many events, wars, law upheavals and US policy changes have come from the same kind of plots and strategies.
    To stay in modern times go familiarize yourself on how the French plot to get the US to overthrow Iran the first time was based on the French fear mongering the US on how Iran was going communist.
    That is but one example.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  231. RobinG says:
    @renfro

    Sure, sure. Nice try being patronizing “my dear” but your comparison is ridiculous – kinda like apples and …. rocks.

    • Disagree: ChuckOrloski
  232. renfro says:
    @Art

    Read carefully…..some good, some bad.

    Presidential contender Gabbard supports and criticizes Israel

    https://www.jpost.com/American-Politics/Democratic-presidential-contender-Gabbard-supports-and-criticizes-Israel-577149

    but what I think re Israel is that she would follow the same old game of talky talky about peace talks….when all of us know Israel is NEVER gonna quit occupying or seizing Palestine land as long as they get US support.

    I don’t have anyone now I support but I use my usual rules about candidates…1) they all lie….2) if a politician will screw one group of people for self serving political advantage they will screw you too when it benefits them.

    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
  233. @RobinG

    With all due respect, the constructiveness of your criticism of renfro’s proposed strategy would be significantly enhanced by replacing the adjective “sophomoric” with a more descriptive elucidation of your specific problems with it. For extra credit, please propose your alternate plan. Both “US-centric” and “sanctioning schemes” (which I would whole-heartedly support if applied to Israel), would be part and parcel of any strategy that I would propose. There are enough pols out there, proposing Israel-centric ones.

    I am also unclear about your reference to Hindu goddesses and how that applies in this context. Your knowledge of Hinduism (I assume you are a student of it) far exceeds mine, which is limited to not being too impressed by some of its adherents like Nikki Haley and Kamala Harris (I know that is unfair), who take positions that are antithetical to the ones I espouse.

    • Replies: @RobinG
    , @RobinG
  234. @renfro

    I don’t have anyone now I support

    I have given up on the expectation of the arrival of a caped crusader, fighting for truth, justice, and the American way. Instead, now my selection criteria is:

    1. Do I like enough of the things they propose to deliver on? Do I believe them?
    2. Of the things I dislike, can I hold my nose and live with them if they deliver on #1?
    3. Can I accept a partial solution of the problems before us, and leave the rest to the subsequent contender?

    I think, in the currents circumstances of lowered expectations, I could rally behind someone if they met those criteria (Rand Paul comes to mind).

  235. RobinG says:
    @Cloak And Dagger

    I am also unclear about your reference to Hindu ..
    My post was a response to yours about Tulsi.

    some of its adherents like …. Kamala Harris
    Are you sure? Although her mom is an Indian Hindu, she seems to be Baptist, like her dad. She’s married to a Jew.

    Monies may be misappropriated, but the whole bankruptcy gambit is absurd, plus a long list of, “if we can get X to do this, and Y to do that.” Good luck. I don’t have a “plan” for the earth, the sky, and everything, but I’ve been very clear about my approach: find something possible that would be useful and effective. Right now, that’s debunking Russiagate via exposing Bill #Browdergate. Judging from the flak, we’re right over target. [This is relevant to British Intel, Russia, Ukraine, Syria, etc., hence Israel also. Not to mention media psy-ops. censorship, propaganda, etc.]

    Lots of bright people don’t get the significance of Browder, so they’re trudging along in their own lanes, which isn’t necessarily bad. The Israel thing is coming along. Phil Weiss probably is “misreading of the politics of the situation,” but even articles like this have their place.
    ‘Israel has never been so divisive in modern political history’ — anti-BDS bill fails again in Senate
    https://mondoweiss.net/2019/01/divisive-political-history/?utm_source=Mondoweiss+List&utm_campaign=bdd4079aae-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b86bace129-bdd4079aae-398517833&mc_cid=bdd4079aae&mc_eid=80d295f11e

    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
  236. @renfro

    “Yes….. BUT ……in my plot the screeching of the Israeli Fifth Column against curbing US spending to preserve the US and avoid plunging many its citizens into poverty could not be attacked as anti-semitism ….((their)) opposition to US curbing foreign spending would be seen as what it is……disloyalty to the US and their higher loyalty to Israel.”

    Not cutting the budget down by a tiny amount would be “disloyalty” but letting somebody get away with 9/11 isn’t? Seriously?

    The U.S. govt. budget is running somewhere around 4.5 trillion dollars. How can you possibly argue that cutting less than 0.1% of that is going to make any practical difference to the quality of life of U.S. citizens? You obviously can’t. You could only make that kind of an argument (which would still ultimately fail) if it was a composite part of a massive cut in spending, which of course would never happen.

    In any case, Israel’s “friends in congress” would never agree to it. That approach would be DOA; i.e., totally hopeless under the circumstances, IMO.

    “Using 911 would get us what we gotten to date…..howls of anti Semitism in the media and congress, propaganda about how its all antisemitic conspiracy, etc.,etc…”

    I must vehemently disagree. It would be an objective investigation seeking out the facts, not a pogrom. Screaming anti-semitism at a properly conducted investigation wouldn’t work for them; it’d be over-the-top self-incrimination.

    But let’s say someone did scream “anti-semitism”; the proper response would be: But Israel is innocent, right? So why don’t you want to silence the conspiracy theorists once and for all by formally proving them wrong?” Or something like that.

    Worrying about someone screaming anti-semitism is putting the cart before the horse, because as I’ve mentioned twice already, just having high level meetings to discuss the evidence and the possibility of an investigation would probably be enough to put a stop to the madness.

    “and even if Israel was exposed in 911 you think congress would then cut funding to Israel?”

    Well of course; they would be forced to do it.

    You seem to be implying that congress won’t cut Israel’s funding even if a thorough investigation finds that the Israeli govt. and its agents were the “masterminds” of the most heinous crime ever committed on U.S. soil, but they will cut Israel’s funding if orange clown merely makes the outrageous assertion that a spending cut of 0.1%< will somehow make a big improvement in the lives of U.S. citizens? Seriously? if this is what you're saying I guess further discussion would be pointless.

  237. Art says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    “(Madeleine) Albright acknowledges that Americans before agreed more because a narrower media class carefully curated what Americans were allowed to see and read and think. To address this, she wants to “put a saddle on the bucking bronco we call the Internet.” So much for democracy and free speech.”

    Clearly Google and Facebook have saddled the internet with censorship. Everyday the censorship increases. Congress is doing nothing.

    For our fortunes to change for the better, a major upheaval will have to occur. In the battle between the forces of light and the forces of darkness – darkness is currently winning. I think that it is going to take a major mistake by the dark forces that causes a catastrophe, before things can change for the better.

    As the Jews maintain their momentum at the top – the forces of light can be building and gaining favor in the ranks. What is happening on UR is clearly gaining strength. The worldwide numbers are moving against the Talmudic Jew.

    Think Peace — Art

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
    , @tac
  238. RobinG says:
    @Cloak And Dagger

    Oops…..Nikki Haley was born into a Sikh family, not Hindu.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  239. @Art

    Very concisely important, Art said: “The worldwide numbers are moving against the Talmudic Jew.”

    Hey Art!

    Re, your sentence above; no one in the world knows this fact better than the Master Tel Aviv/D.C./London Jews, and such is why Henry Kissinger announced concern about Israel’s extreme arrogance & it’s Ltd. fate of lasting only about 20 more years.

    As impatient Secretary of Zio State, Mike Pimpeo, vowed intense US military M.E. engagement, and particularly rout Hezbollah & Iranian forces out of Lebanon & Syria, please, please, please consider the ramifications of the PressTV article, linked down below?

    The urge for creation of Greater Israel (M.E. hegemony) is reached a discernable & dangerous fever pitch. And one knows evil temperament by observing it’s reactionary & irrational work.

    Kyrie eleison and God help us! Looks to me, Art, that what you described as “major upheaval,” a (WW 1 style) chain reaction is about to occur. Again, God/Allah help us, and thanks, Art

    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/01/12/585609/Turkey-deploys-further-military-reinforcements-to-Syrian-border

  240. geokat62 says:

    Instead, now my selection criteria is:

    My selection criteria are:

    1. repeal the non-restrictionist Immigration and Nationality Act (Hart-Celler Act) of 1965
    2. repeal the Magnitsky Act
    3. reinstate the draft
    4. public money for public elections
    5. all foreign agents must register under FARA
    6. no dual citizens in positions of high office
    7. all those countries who have, or are suspected of having, nuclear weapons must become a signatory of the NPT
    8. end the occupation, now
    9. no more regime-change wars for Israel
    10. no more tribute paid to Israel
    11. no more UN vetoes for Israel
    12. the perpetrators of the illegal invasion of Iraq, Libya, and the destruction of Syria must be brought to justice
    13. the perpetrators of torture must be brought to justice
    14. set Julian Assange and Edward Snowden free

  241. @RobinG

    As an unavoidable mass “Pavlov’s dog” stimulant & reaction, and due to the fact that the Zio Corporate Media’s powerful spotlight is upon them, excessive attention & “Sheeple” acceptance is given to current Wonder Women, Nikki Haley, Kamala Harris, and Tulsi Gabbard.

    (Zigh) Fyi, Veterans Today’s experienced & intelligent writer, Jonas Alexis, believes the Deep State actually “fears” for the rise of Gabbard as preZidential timber, 2019. (cough, cough, zigh)
    Such presumed “fear” suggests to me that the Deep State’s sister-shadow and subordinate “Shallow State” is rising to the tune of American Daughters of The Neptune Revolution.

    And given ocean-spanning tide toward globalism’s endgame, I for one guy & “swimming in a fish bowl,” don’t buy that. *

    To paraphrase The Who hit song: “Out with old Zio boss, in with new Zio boss.”

    Thanks to All U.R. Brothers and Sisters.

    * Lyric from Pink Floyd, “Wish you were here.”

  242. @RobinG

    ‘Israel has never been so divisive in modern political history’ — anti-BDS bill fails again in Senate
    https://mondoweiss.net/2019/01/divisive-political-history/?utm_source=Mondoweiss+List&utm_campaign=bdd4079aae-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b86bace129-bdd4079aae-398517833&mc_cid=bdd4079aae&mc_eid=80d295f11e

    I stopped reading gatekeeper Phil Weiss’ blog (and his schoolgirl-like infatuated Annie) many years ago after he censored a number of my posts, as well as banning Jeff Blankfort and supporting JVP’s stance against Allison Weir (If only Americans knew), but since you linked to a specific article, I ambled over and skimmed through it.

    His thesis seems to be that the republicans are repeatedly pushing S.1 in the senate in order to highlight and divide the democrats using BDS to cause a split in their ranks, and the democrats are blocking the vote to prevent that (as opposed to putting pressure on DJT for the govt. shutdown). That seems like a rather ridiculous premise, as S.1 is written by AIPAC, and they would want bipartisan unity on Israel. I am loving the fact that this is being debated as more Americans will be inclined to question why this is a relevant topic for priority debate in light of all the other issues that face this country.

    I actually want S.1 to get passed, which may surprise those who know me. Passage of that bill would open it up for challenge in the Supreme Court, where I expect it to be repealed – but the ensuing national debate would wither all night flowers. It would also start a debate on why senators, who vow to uphold and defend the constitution (if they even read it), would forward and pass a bill so unconstitutional and unamerican, and also expose the author, the Israel Lobby, for pushing it through. Of course, there is the risk that the SC would endorse the bill by some perverted reading of the constitution (oh why couldn’t the founders have been more explicit?), in which case, it is curtains for us.

    Optimistically, I think that we are already winning in the court of public opinion, and time is on our side. The current generation will die (McCain is dead, more will follow). The next generation is much more aware of Jewish power, thanks to the Internet, and much less sympathetic to Israel. This includes young Jews, who are increasingly uncomfortable with Israel. Perhaps not in 2020, but in the midterms of 2022, and the elections of 2024, I expect the shift of public opinion to result in the dethroning of Israel sympathizers in congress, voting shenanigans notwithstanding.

    Some changes may brew for a while, and some continue in that state imperceptibly over long spells of history, but others have been shown to occur abruptly, as with the fall of the Soviet Union. I expect change to come in the latter variant for the US. There is a tinderbox waiting to be lit, and all it needs is a small catalyst. It may come because of the 9/11 trials as @Harold submits, or it may come because of the exposure of our fake economic well-being, resulting in the questioning of aid to Israel, as @renfro proposes, or some other apocalyptic unveiling that shatters the status quo. We live in interesting times.

    Nikki Haley was born into a Sikh family, not Hindu

    This is more demonstration of my ignorance of Hinduism (and pretty much all religions, including Christianity), but I thought Sikhs were a sect of Hinduism. In any case, I confessed to an unfair generalization.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  243. @geokat62

    1. repeal the non-restrictionist Immigration and Nationality Act (Hart-Celler Act) of 1965
    2. repeal the Magnitsky Act
    3. reinstate the draft
    4. public money for public elections
    5. all foreign agents must register under FARA
    6. no dual citizens in positions of high office
    7. all those countries who have, or are suspected of having, nuclear weapons must become a signatory of the NPT
    8. end the occupation, now
    9. no more regime-change wars for Israel
    10. no more tribute paid to Israel
    11. no more UN vetoes for Israel
    12. the perpetrators of the illegal invasion of Iraq, Libya, and the destruction of Syria must be brought to justice
    13. the perpetrators of torture must be brought to justice
    14. set Julian Assange and Edward Snowden free

    An excellent list, to which I would add the dissolution of the Federal Reserve, elimination of the IRS, and end fiscal control of the US by jewish powers in all their many facets.

    I would probably settle for any 5 from the total list.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  244. @Cloak And Dagger

    Hey C&D.

    Two questions regarding regarding geokat’s wish list, # 12: ‘the perpetrators of the illegal invasion of Iraq, Libya, and the destruction of Syria must be brought to justice.”

    What about the “perpetrators” of the Fall 2001 invasion of Afghanistan?

    Do you think this W. Bush invasion and long occupation of Afghanistan to date is “legal”?

    If legal, under whose law? If illegal, under whose law?

    Thanks, and t.y.t. with a response, Cloak And Dagger!

    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
  245. tac says:
    @Art

    Here is more mockery to you Christians:

    #Palestinian Christians violently protest #Israel’s mockery of Jesus as a Ronald McDonald. Yet evangelical Christians in the US support Israel and want genocide against Palestinians.

    https://twitter.com/Partisangirl/status/1083957384056266753

    • Replies: @Art
    , @Cloak And Dagger
  246. RobinG says:
    @Cloak And Dagger

    all it needs is a small catalyst
    #BROWDERGATE
    Magnitsky did not “discover” [Browder’s] tax fraud, he was a part of it.

    [MORE]

    Fake News Example #1
    by KC Davis

    •The Accepted Narrative Regarding The Magnitsky Act is Fake

    The title of a Mother Jones article from July 2018 Keep an Eye on the Magnitsky Act grabbed my attention a couple of months ago. Since I was somewhat familiar with the story of Sergei Magnitsky, the title gave me hope that media outlets with large platforms were finally beginning to understand that the Magnitsky Act was a farce that had been relentlessly pushed by a British citizen and anti-Russia activist, Bill Browder.

    I agree that all eyes should be on the Magnitsky Act as well as those behind it, but for different reasons than the mainstream press suggests.

    It is a great title, but unsurprisingly the article simply repeats the same falsehoods reported by every establishment media outlet.

    The first inaccuracy is found in the second sentence of the second paragraph.

    The Magnitsky Act is named after Russian tax accountant Sergei Magnitsky, who discovered a $230 million fraud among Russian tax officials back in 2009.

    Magnitsky was not responsible for discovering the tax fraud.

    According to legal documents, the actual whistle-blower was an employee at one of Browder’s shell companies by the name of Rimma Starova. Starova went to Russian police in April and July 2008 and gave testimony of fraudulent activity involving Bill Browder’s companies.

    The New York Times published an article about it in July 2008, which is around the same time Browder filed claims in Russia about a tax fraud.

    Sergei Magnitsky did not speak of tax fraud until he was interrogated in October 2008 for his role in Bill Browder’s tax evasion . The interrogation was in regards to Bill Browder’s tax schemes, not “Russian tax officials” as the article claims.

    It is quite obvious to anyone who follows the timeline that Magnitsky was not the whistleblower in relation to Browder’s tax fraud.

    •April 9, 2008-Rimma Starova reports fraudulent activity involving Bill Browder’s companies.

    Three months later:
    •July 10, 2008-Rimma Starova testified again regarding fraudulent activity involving Bill Browder’s companies.
    •July 23, 2008-Browder files complaints against Russian officials for tax fraud.
    •July 24, 2008- NYT and a Russian newspaper reported that Browder claimed his businesses had been used to embezzle $230 million from the Russian treasury.

    Three months later…
    •October 2008-Magnitsky tells investigators about a tax fraud in amounts exceeding $70 million.
    •November 2008-Magnitsky was arrested.

    Based on the dates listed above, why would anyone conclude that Magnitsky was the whistleblower to a crime, rather than a suspect?

    https://medium.com/@KayCee4TN/fake-news-example-1-75ff9a4463d7

    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
  247. @geokat62

    If the draft were to ever be reinstated then draftees should have the choice of only serving within the continental USA and only for the defence of the same.

    • Agree: geokat62
  248. If legal, under whose law? If illegal, under whose law?

    Depends on whose laws constrain your actions. I fully expect you and Talha to pronounce these as illegal under God/Allah’s laws, and that would have been a valid position if everyone subscribed to the same beliefs. I, on the other hand, would argue that these are illegal under post-Nuremberg laws and our acceptance of the UN charter and subsequent resolutions.

    But laws that cannot be enforced are meaningless (whether they are the laws of man, or those of a deity promising retribution in an unproven afterlife, while one continues to dispense evil unrestrained in the current one). The permanent members of the Security Council have always been exempt from all laws, and additionally, can extend their protection to other nations using the power of the veto. Note, even our inviolate constitution has been rendered quaint. Might is right, and might does not favor us, the little people (unless we unite, as we are many and they are few – then it is a different story).

    What about the “perpetrators” of the Fall 2001 invasion of Afghanistan?

    One could argue that the invasion of Afghanistan was lawful, given the zionist narrative of who attacked us on 9/11 (however fake), had we gone in, slapped a few people around and then come back. Obviously that didn’t happen. The way I interpret “international law” [chuckle], our continued presence is unlawful, and a case could be made that it is also unconstitutional since congress has abdicated its war-making powers.

    We have long ago ceased to be a nation of laws and returned to being a nation of men. I was viewing George Galloway’s interview on RT. Israel is demanding compensation from Arab countries for the dispossession of jews from their lands in 1948 to the tune of $250 billion – that’s with a capital ‘B’ – a quarter of a trillion dollars, exceeding the GDP of those countries! Without even going into the details of how they either voluntarily left, or were coerced by zionists to move to Israel, or the fact that there are over 25,000 jews in Iran that Netanyahu has been unable to coax to emigrate, or the irony of the millions of Palestinian refugees who remain homeless to this day without compensation or recourse, the chutzpah of then getting this passed through US courts so that Iranian/Libyan assets frozen in this country can subsequently be diverted to Israel, is mind-numbing in diabolical brilliance.

    The mess in the Middle East is of our making under the manipulations of our BFF. While I am sympathetic to the plight of the Palestinians, I am, in the end, selfishly, more concerned about the plight of the people in our own nation. I think the people in the Middle East can solve their own problems if we get out of the way. Frankly, Israel would have made peace with its neighbors long ago if we hadn’t butted in – or maybe it would have been destroyed – not really our problem either way.

    Today, not only are we criminals, but we aid and abet other criminals like Israel and the KSA.

    This video about ill gotten gains is worth watching:

  249. @RobinG

    This is important, but I don’t believe it will be sufficient as a catalyst because common people will have no resonance with how it affects their personal lives. Perhaps a widespread narrative could be crafted to effect that, but one is not evident to me.

  250. geokat62 says:

    For those who are pinning their hopes on Tulsi Gabbard in 2020… how should I put this? fuhgeddaboudit!

    So it is written, so it shall be done!

  251. @Philip Giraldi

    I think it is great that her viability as a candidate is being cast in the shadow of what pro-Israelis think of her. It may well induce me to vote for her.

  252. @ChuckOrloski

    Sorry Chuck! #256 was the response to your questions here.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  253. geokat62 says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    Yes, but look at the comments!

    I’m sure if we look back when Ron Paul first announced he was running for President and this Jacob Wohl had made a similar tweet, the comments would have been very similar.

    I don’t have to explain this to you, Phil… but the (((gatekeepers))) get to decide who gets to make a LEGITIMATE run for POTUS… not The Dumb Goyim. Just ask The Burn.

    • Agree: ChuckOrloski
  254. RobinG says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    George Galloway is making a documentary on Dr. Kelly, just had a fundraiser, now this –

    “UK govt weapons scientist Dr David Kelly was found dead after he blew the whistle on Blair’s ‘dodgy dossier’ that acted as pretext for 2003 #Iraq war. Now, yet more new medical and other evidence has emerged to suggest his death could not have been suicide.” -Charles Shoebridge

    Damning new evidence that Dr Kelly DIDN’T commit suicide: The disturbing flaws in the official government story surrounding the death of Blair’s chemical weapons expert
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6585263/Damning-new-evidence-Dr-Kelly-DIDNT-commit-suicide.html

  255. Ron Paul: The deep state can be defeated

  256. Art says:
    @tac

    #Palestinian Christians violently protest #Israel’s mockery of Jesus as a Ronald McDonald. Yet evangelical Christians in the US support Israel and want genocide against Palestinians.

    tac — Crazy isn’t it – the Palestinians and their friends are gaining strength – and the evangelical Israel supporters are on the decline. The good guys well win – it is written. —- Art

    • Replies: @tac
  257. @tac

    Here is more mockery to you Christians:

    Unless I am mistaken, this was done by a Finnish “artist” named Jani Leinon. Is he jewish?

    • Replies: @tac
  258. Does Bolton get a free pass on insubordination? At least he seems to be continuing troop withdrawal.

  259. tac says:
    @Cloak And Dagger

    C&D:

    Are John Bolt-in, Mike PimpASSO, Dick Chain-me, Georg Buschss I & II, et al Jewish? Shabbos Goy used and abused for the chosen ones’ dictates. Their ‘artistic freedoms’ coupled with naivety almost guarantees they will be used as cannon fodder: win-win for their enemies …. problem is that they have absolutely no idea WHO their enemies are.

    The Finnish artist told The Jerusalem Post Sunday that the news of protests by Haifa’s Arab Christian community, “came to me as an upsetting surprise, particularly because my work is in the exhibition against my wishes.”

    Leinonen said he told Shaked Shamir, curator of the “Sacred Goods” exhibit, in which his sculpture is displayed, to remove his artwork from the exhibition.

    “I joined the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, that upholds the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity,” Leinonen said. “Israel overtly uses culture as a form of propaganda to whitewash or justify its regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid over the Palestinian people. Therefore I do not wish to be part of this exhibition and I asked the museum to take my artwork off the exhibition.

    According to Leinonen, he received a reply from Shamir that led him to believe his piece was removed. Then, Saturday morning, he read about the violent demonstrations.

    “I immediately sent another request to the curator to take the work out of the exhibition, as it should have been in the first place
    ,” said Leinonen. “I have not heard anything back from the museum. I insist my work will be taken off the exhibition instantly.”

    However, a spokesperson for the Haifa Museum of Art said that the McJesus sculpture, as it is known, was borrowed from a gallery in Finland under contract for a specific period of time. The sculpture has been in the museum since August 2018 and since that time “the museum has never received a request from the gallery to remove the sculpture.

    https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/BDS-threatens-to-take-down-Haifas-Big-Mac-sculpture-577248

    Here is more ‘artwork’ by Jani Leinonen:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1356163/Ronald-McDonald-beheaded-food-campaigners-sick-publicity-stunt.html

    http://tundratabloids.com/2015/08/finland-radical-leftist-school-for-disobedience-to-teach-youth-how-to-be-social-activists/

    His own website:
    http://janileinonen.com/artworks/

    And Twitter account:

  260. @Philip Giraldi

    I am starting to like Tulsi more. From the Huffpo rag:

    In one instance in February 2004, Gabbard, at the time a 22-year-old state representative, was testifying against a bill aimed at legalizing same-sex civil unions.

    “To try to act as if there is a difference between ‘civil unions’ and same-sex marriage is dishonest, cowardly and extremely disrespectful to the people of Hawaii,” she said. “As Democrats, we should be representing the views of the people, not a small number of homosexual extremists.”

    Six months later, Gabbard spoke more candidly while replying to an email originally sent to her father, Mike Gabbard, who was a Republican city councilman in Honolulu running for Congress.

    “I smell a skunk,” Gabbard told Honolulu Magazine. She was responding to an email that was originally addressed to her father asking about his ties to the leader of a Hare Krishna movement in Hawaii, according to the magazine.

    “It’s clear to me that you’re acting as a conduit for The Honolulu Weekly and other homosexual extremist supporters of Ed Case [Mike Gabbard’s opponent],” she wrote.

    I love it!

    • Replies: @RobinG
    , @Art
  261. tac says:
    @Art

    The ‘Good Guys’ will ONLY WIN when they consistently protest and fight against their enemy government …. no other way to put it …. take a LONG look and pay very close attention to our French cousins across the Atlantic …. that is one way of sweet-tree-of-liberty and her necessary blood-letting.

  262. tac says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    Chuck, I know exactly to what you speak of. I’ve made many similar goofs for very much the same (similar) reasons: the screen size on mobile devices makes it all but impossible to correct one’s posts in the time give on this site to correct them.

    No problem, Chuck, I, for one, oversee that and simply ignore it–but simply point it out the fallacy of high-IQ biometry’s cult aficionados ever present here. What can be said about those people here??? Who do they truly think they are foolin’? LOL!!!

    • Replies: @tac
  263. tac says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    Please take a look the the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) movement and the articles and comments here in order to get a look into what takes place there, France (and hopefully here too, one day):

    http://www.unz.com/article/french-democracy-dead-or-alive/

    ***scroll through all comments, but please pay attention to the ones I’ve posted on that thread**** Perhaps they can be useful???

  264. RobinG says:
    @Cloak And Dagger

    This is disappointing, C&D, and I hope not representative of your research style. Tulsi’s memoir will be out in May, so you can read about her political (and I believe, continuing) evolution in her own words. Meanwhile, it’s probably not a good idea to depend on hostile tweets for your references. (Hint: she no longer attends Catholic services, either.)

    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
  265. @RobinG

    You misunderstood my post which is an example of how the daggers are drawn to get her for things she said 15 years ago. This tells me that they hate her – which means I like her.

    Off to work I go…

  266. @Cloak And Dagger

    Thanks for making reply.

    Fyi, as to a higher realm of justice & legality, indeed you were correct C&D; indeed, “Lord, I believe,” and as far as ZUSA’s concept of (Nuremberg) justice & legality goes, “please help Thou sustain my unbelief,” to the end.

  267. @geokat62

    geokat said: “So it is written, so it shall be done!’

    Hey geo!

    Maybe I overate Zionist Jew planners, but sort of similar to that which you wrote above, I intuit that they see precisely what Dmitri Orlov sees (as written in The Saker’s new U.R. article), and I have reason to believe, in anticipation, they are proactively doing something large in preparation for the American-Israeli Empire’s fall.

    Am not your boss, geo, it’s just a reading recommendation! Thanks

  268. Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United States, the feckless trio that pulled-off 9/11.

    • Replies: @Mike P
  269. Art says:
    @Cloak And Dagger

    “I smell a skunk,” Gabbard told Honolulu Magazine. She was responding to an email that was originally addressed to her father asking about his ties to the leader of a Hare Krishna movement in Hawaii, according to the magazine.

    A women who loves her father has a leg up on life. — Art

  270. The Trump administration is a repeat of every Jew-owned, Jew-run presidential administration since Woodrow Wilson, including his, and so will the next one, and the next one, and all the ones after that.

  271. Suspecting the Juniper Cobra joint military exercise is concluded, I tried to determine how much US military & private mercenary personnel are stationed in Israel.

    From Times of Israel report below, September 2017, I did learn my “Homeland” has a permanent military base in The Land of Bilk & Other’s Money.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-first-us-establishes-permanent-military-base-in-israel/

    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  272. @ChuckOrloski

    The Land of Bilk & Other’s Money.

    LOL. Pure gold!

  273. @ChuckOrloski

    Hey Chuck!

    I am not really familiar with Gironella´s book, but I will tell you that everytime I hear, or read, anyone has the intention to take “an objective look” at Franco, or for that matter anything he did or happened during his tenure, I always fear I am in front of an intent on whitewashing what was at all lights a fascist genocidal dictatorship whose heinous crimes overwhelm whatever any “alt-right” ideologist could try to find salvageable for its current purposes on spreading fascism internationally…..

    Not in vain, it is told that professor Miguel de Unamuno, who, in its origins supported the coup who would give Franco and his thugs the power for 40 years ( this long tenure, of course, well propped up by super powers that were, except the USSR…), after a confrontation in the very Auditorium of Salamanca University with Franco´s closest friend and lugarteniente, that beast known as Millán Astray, once aware of the darkness and disgrace had just been unleashed onto Spain, he secluded himself in his house, where he died shortly after … of horror, one supposes…

    “Vencer no es convencer, vencereis porque teneís la fuerza,
    pero no convencereis porque os falta la razon,
    La nuestra es solamente una guerra incivil, se habla de una guerra de ideas, pero en esta guerra no hay ninguna idea a debatir.
    En España hay una epidemia de locura, estamos ante una ola de destrucción.
    No se oyen sino voces de odio a la inteligencia y de muerte.
    Esto es el suicidio moral de España, una salvajada anticristiana, antieuropea.
    Esto es la militarización africana pagano-imperialista, un estúpido régimen de terror. Aquí se fusila sin formación de proceso, se asesina sin causa.
    Y si, son horribles las cosas que cuentan de la hordas llamadas rojas, pero no hay nada peor que el maridaje de la mentalidad de cuartel con la de la sacristía, porque el grosero catolicismo tradicionalista español, apenas tiene nada de cristiano.
    Qué cándido y qué ligero anduve al adherirme al movimiento de Franco, que se ve arrastrado en ese camino de perdición.
    La dictadura que se avecina, va a ser la muerte de la libertad, de la dignidad del hombre.
    Todos cuantos están emigrando no volverán a España, no podrán volver, como no sea a vivir aquí desterrados y envilecidos.

    Pobre España! Pobre España!”

    Miguel de Unamuno

    Beware of not committing the same error as Unamuno did…

  274. @jacques sheete

    Try refreshing the page. That will usually bring up the edit bar.

  275. @c matt

    Try refreshing the page. That will usually bring up the edit bar.

  276. @SolontoCroesus

    …and let’s not forget the Establishment’s approved historian, Doris Kerns who’s gushing praise of Abraham Lincoln is enough to make a buzzard puke himself to death.

  277. Mike P says:
    @Carroll Price

    Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United States, the feckless trio that pulled-off 9/11.

    What exactly was the Saudi contribution though?

    • Replies: @bjondo
    , @Carroll Price
  278. @Art

    Like Winston Churchill who Jewish bankers bailed out of gambling debts on numerous occasions, Donald Trump is likewise owned by Jewish bankers who bailed 3 or 4 of his business ventures out of bankruptcy, followed by the remark that Trump was more valuable to them alive than dead.

  279. bjondo says:
    @Mike P

    the saudi contribution,
    albeit unwilling and not negotiated,
    was to be the patsy, scapegoat, punching bag,
    fall state, money bags to be strongarmed/robbed.

    5ds

    • Agree: Mike P
    • Replies: @bjondo
  280. tac says:
    @tac

    C&D:

    I would like to clarify that I was not singling you out as part of the ‘high-IQ biometry cult’–far from it, as I do not know your position on the matter. Please do not take that is the wrong way …. what I was referring to instead is that quite a few posters (my impression of their priorities) is that they spend an inordinate (wasteful) time focusing/discussing high/low IQ biology (perhaps by design, wittingly or unwittingly to be used as pawns in the greater scheme). This psy-op is a waste of time given the myriad of problems our societies face.

    If you took it in the wrong way, my apologies to you (I was thinking of others here who engage in such IQ tribalism). Moreover, we all make mistakes; no need to pile on. Anyway, instead of nitpicking at our natural allies, perhaps a more concentrated devotion could alleviate (or at least make a noticeable attempt at such) the compromised position ordinary people are faced with due to the machinations of a select few …. just food-for-thought.

  281. @Mike P

    In addition to providing fake passport documents for hijackers who never existed, Saudi apparently also handled 9/11 financial arrangements including laundering the $4.3 trillon Herr Rumsfeld on 9/10 said was missing from the Pentagon. With the 4.3 trillon used to compensate Israel for performing technical details of 9/11, including setting demolition charges etc, as well as reprogramming the flight controllers on 4 airliners, followed by the US standing down the military and Jew owned MSM providing long term coverup that continues to this day and hour.

  282. bjondo says:
    @bjondo

    should add for posterity –
    part of the saudi lie:
    former senator, deep state actor,
    fake american, zionist monkey, liar:
    mr don’t-believe-a-word-i-mouth/write bob graham.
    shortened to, “bobby 28 pages”.

    5ds

  283. Art says:
    @Art

    ?????

    Five Reasons I’m Excited About Tulsi Gabbard’s Candidacy

    Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard has announced her intent to campaign for President of the United States, and the entire political spectrum is shitting bricks about it. Mainstream liberals and neocons are calling her a Putin puppet and Assad’s BFF, leftists and progressives are criticizing her associations with right-wing factions in India and anti-LGBT comments she made in the early 2000s, conspiracy analysts are criticizing her Council on Foreign Relations membership, and the Zionist elements of Trump’s base are openly promising to destroy her candidacy. A lot of others, myself included, got a lot more interested in the 2020 elections when she threw her hat in.

    ……
    ……
    ……

    And that’s good enough for me. She’s not perfect, she’s a major long shot to actually win, but Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign for president will definitely shake things up in all the right places, and good things will come from it. Which is why all the right people are outraged by her bid today.

    https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/01/14/five-reasons-im-excited-about-tulsi-gabbards-candidacy/

    Think Peace — Art

    • Agree: RobinG
  284. Erebus says:

    Giraldi write:

    … there are some who believe that the Trump anti-interventionist turn is essentially fraudulent.

    Lots of that on display above.

    Gareth Porter has written 2 articles that I wish had appeared here instead of TAC. Porter has deep contacts in all the right places. I’ll take his read of events as pretty close to where the truth lies.

    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/trump-scores-breaks-generals-50-year-war-record-syria-mattis-dunford/
    His national security team had been trying to box him in like every other president. But he called their bluff.

    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/how-the-israeli-effort-to-keep-trump-in-syria-failed/
    They worked hard only to have their plans scuttled. But don’t expect them to stop the pressure.

    The upshot is that Trump is neither a Messiah nor a Fraud. He’s an amateur political operator in an intensely political environment that’s been wall-to-wall infused with the Neocon variant of Imperial dogma. It’s the water that every swamp creature has been swimming in so long it doesn’t know it’s wet. They’ve been boiling Trump in it since before he won the republican nomination.

    Trump’s bald Presidential policy announcements on Twitter effectively short-circuit the Neocons’ arguments. They will bark even louder, and may even succeed in forcing him to backtrack, slow down or even halt the withdrawal, but the damage has been done. The genie is out of the bottle. All the other principals in the M.E. theatre will begin, or continue, to re-align themselves as if the US was pulling out. Whether the US withdraws, or however long it takes, the ground has shifted and will continue to shift. Eventually, the principals’ re-alignments that were triggered or accelerated by Trump’s surprise announcement will make the withdrawal inevitable. Basically, that’s what Bolton, Pompeo, and Jeffrey learned on their trip. The locals are telling the US that, willy-nilly or otherwise, the US has effectively thrown in the towel in the M.E. The question now is only how long it will take for Washington to understand that, and what they will do when it dawns on them.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  285. RobinG says:
    @Erebus

    Gareth is very careful with his reputation, which makes him a stickler for fact. Sometimes I wish he were a little less cautious, but I respect him and rarely disagree with his opinion.

    Trump is hanging in, but they’re pulling every trick to thwart him. Reported by Kevork Almassian, the day after Trump tweeted Syria withdrawal, the Kurds released [thousands!] ISIS prisoners they had held, in area of Manbij. More detail at 2:49:10 in this radio broadcast.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5afSCQEa-jg&feature=youtu.be&a

    The Kurds have their own game, plus they’re used as cat’s paw of Israel. This was a great show in general. Twenty minute segment with Phil Giraldi starts at 1:21:00.

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