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The Empire has suffered painful defeats in Afghanistan and Iraq, but one has to admit that these are “tough” countries to crack. The Empire also appears to have lost control of Libya, but that is another complex country which is very hard to control. We also saw all the pathetic huffing and puffing with the DPRK. But, let’s be honest, the US never stood a chance to bully the DPRK into submission, nevermind invading or regime-changing it. Syria was much weaker, but here Russia, Iran and Hezbollah did a world class job of repelling all the AngloZionist attacks, political and military. Besides, I for one will never blame Trump for not listening to Bolton and not triggering WWIII over Syria (yet?)

But Venezuela?!

No Hezbollah or Iran backing Maduro there. And Venezuela is way too far away from Russia to allow her to do what she did in Syria. In fact, Venezuela is in the proverbial “backyard” of the US and is surrounded by hostile puppet regimes. And yet, tonight, it appears that the US puppet Guaidó has failed in his coup attempt.

Moon of Alabama did a great job covering the events of the day, so I will refer you to the excellent article “Venezuela – Random Guyaidó’s New Coup Attempt Turns Out to Be A Dangerous Joke“. I fully concur that today’s coup was both a joke and very dangerous.

Russian readers can also check out this article by Vzgliad which also gives a lot of interesting details, including the fact that Guaidó launched his coup from the Colombian Embassy in Caracas (see here for a machine translation).

But the thing which amazes me most tonight is the truly breathtakingly pathetic weakness of the clowns who launched this latest failed operation: Pompeo and Mr MAGA. Check them out:

Let’s begin with Pompeo.

According to him, the coup failed because of Russia (what else is new?)! Not only that, but Maduro had already decided to run to Cuba, but then the Russians stopped him.

Really?

So are we to believe that the coup was a stunning success, yet another feather to the CIA’s “hat” of failed successful covert operations? Apparently so.

After all, why would Maduro want to run unless he realized that the situation was hopeless?

But then “Russia” called him and told him to stay put. The conversation must gone something like this:

Putin: Mr Maduro – you don’t need to worry about a thing. Just do what we tell you and stay put.
Maduro: but my people hate me! They all turned against me! The military is behind the coup!
Putin: no, no, it’s all under control, just stay put.
Maduro: but the mob will lynch me if I stay!!!!
Putin: no worries, nobody will touch you.

Does that dialog look credible to you? I sure hope not! I think that anybody with a modicum of intelligence ought to realize that Maduro’s decision to stay in place could only have been based on one of two possible considerations:

  1. The coup has failed and Maduro is safe or
  2. The coup is successful and Maduro will stay and fight till his last breath (like Allende did)

But tonight Maduro is safe in Caracas and the coup plotters are on the run.

The truth is that only a loser and imbecile like Pompeo could come up with such a lame excuse in a desperate attempt to “cover his ass” and blame his failure on the Neocon’s favorite scapegoat: Russia.

Now let’s check what his boss had to say:

Trump does not blame Russia. Instead, he blames Cuba!

I don’t know what kind of silly scenarios Mr MAGA ran in his head to come up with “the Cubans did it” but that is even more ridiculous than “the Russians did it”. Reading this “tweets” (how appropriate for this bird-brain!) one could get the impression that the Cubans launched a full-scale military attack (involving both the Cuban military and “militias”) and that they orchestrated a brutal crack-down on the Venezuelan people.

In the real world, however, Cuba did nothing of the sort.

But, really, who cares?!

In the Empire of Illusions fact don’t matter. At least to the leaders of the AngloZionist Empire who continue to believe that only spin matters.

In the case of Venezuela, spin alone failed.

So what’s next?

According to the typical scenario revealed to us by John Perkins, the next step should be a full-scale US invasion. And yes, he is right, that would be what the Empire would have done in its heyday. But nowadays?

Check out this interesting news snippet: Eric Prince wants Blackwater to send 5,000 mercenaries to Venezuela (does anybody know why and how these clowns came up with the 5,000 figure? First Bolton, now Prince. Do they really think that this is enough?!).

The point is not whether Prince will ever get to send mercenaries to Venezuela or whether the Trump administration is inclined to accept this offer. The point is that Prince would have never made this offer in the first place if the US military was up to the task. It is not, and Prince knows that very well.

The military stands by the Constitutional government of Venezuela
The military stands by the Constitutional government of Venezuela

As for Maduro, he seems to have the support not only of a majority of his people, but of the Venezuelan armed forces. As for the armed forces, they are clearly enjoying the support of the people.

This is a very bad combination for the Empire. Here is why:

Yes, Venezuela has immense problems. And yes, both Chavez and Maduro have made mistakes. But this is not about Chavez or Maduro, this is about the rule of law inside and outside Venezuela. This is about the people of Venezuela, even the suffering ones, not willing to renounce the sovereignty of their country. Yes, Chavez did not solve all of Venezuela’s problems, but to deliver the country to the Empire would mean crushing any hope of true, real, people power. The Venezuelan people apparently have no illusions about their Yankee neighbors and they don’t want the Empire-style “democracy” to turn Venezuela into the next Libya.

ORDER IT NOW

I should never say never, and God only knows what tomorrow (May 1st) will bring (Guaido has called for a mass protests) but my gut feeling is that the Empire “injected” itself into Venezuela just enough to trigger an immune reaction, like a vaccine, but not enough to infect Venezuela with a toxin powerful enough to kill it.

In the meantime, US aircraft carriers are in the Mediterranean trying to scare Russia, Syria and Iran all at the same time. I can just imagine the disgusted contempt with which this latest sabre-rattling with outdated hardware is received in Moscow, Damascus or Tehran. Even Hezbollah remains utterly unimpressed.

The truth is that the only people who have not come to the realization that the Empire is broken and defeated are the rulers of the Neocon deep state and those who still watch the legacy Ziomedia.

By now everybody else has realized who utterly impotent the Empire has become.

Conclusion:

The Empire only appears to be strong. In reality it is weak, confused, clueless and, most importantly, run by a sad gang of incompetent thugs who think that they can scare everybody into submission in spite of not having won a single significant war since 1945. The inability to break the will of the people of Venezuela is only the latest symptom of this mind-boggling weakness.

I will leave the last word to this charming lady who really said it all:

 
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  1. To repeat the mantra of US as the world’s leading harbinger of regime change, mass murder and war crimes would be to belabor the point.

    The question that goes begging is where are the people, of whom, for whom and by whom the government is supposed to be? Where are the voices of reason and sanity? When will the enforced silence in the face of the frank colonization and stranglehold of our country by the Anglozionists be broken once and for all, the feeble but courageous proclamations of Ilhan Omar notwithstanding? Also let us ask ourselves this: if African Americans (12% of the US population) or Latin Americans (18% of the population, 30% combined total) were to have a similar stranglehold on our foreign policy, would we simply fold our hands and say or do nothing as we are doing with the AngloZionist takeover of our country? Is there any other group of people anywhere else that has been rendered as impotent — stripped of their balls, moral eunuchs really — accepting widespread abuses of their rights, their humanity and self-determination by Israel Firsters in such bizarre and total silence? Wake up America!

  2. Miro23 says:

    Even the Daily Mail’s readership is starting to have doubts about the press feed “Maduro’s plane waiting on the tarmac – talked out of it by Putin story” repeated word for word.

    If half the Daily Mail’s readers see this as BS – and see Guaido as a US Regime Change guy, then the Empire really is in trouble.

    And as for a US invasion of Venezuela, it’s not going to happen since it would mess up the all important planned attack on Iran.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Joe Wong
    , @Anonymous
  3. It’s amazing how quickly Trump morphed into a third-grade puppet of the Deep State. Pathetic.

  4. Vidi says:

    Mike the overfed is the Pomp of Yesterday.

    • Replies: @jack_garbotlook.com
  5. Pompeo is such a clown. LOL. Russia couldn’t possibly have been involved in the failed coup in Venezuela since they were busy the same night introducing trained snails into my vegetable garden.

    • Replies: @IT'S ME
  6. What’s so hard to understand? Mike Pompeo……is former head of the CIA. This is another fucked up CIA op. There are two Israeli factions in the CIA according to former people that I know who use to work at the CIA in some capacity.

    Just add the lying Ziomedia and they will continue this nonsense to a dimwitted American public who are too busy playing with their phones. The American Empire has been done for a long time. They have been raped monetarily, socially, and politically by their wonderful ally Israel.

    Trump is nothing but puppet for Israel and basically Jared the Magic Jew is calling the shots.

    • Agree: druid55, Moi
  7. @Thulean Friend

    I don’t know if it is that ‘amazing’. I supported the Donald, as I intuit you might also have done, based on what he said. Apart from their history (which did not bode well honestly in his case either) what else has one got to go on when judginf politicians? I personally always attached a caveat to my support. Namely: If Trump goes bad and turns out to be just another opportunist then his extremism and other “special qualities” will make him the perfect human wrecking ball to bring down all around him anyway. It looks like the default secnario has arisen, but to be honest it was always assumed. His daughter was already sold to the Pharisees whgen he first ran.

    • Agree: Tom Welsh
    • Replies: @Charlie
    , @anonymous
  8. “No Hezbollah or Iran backing Maduro there”

    What does that mean? Hezbollah is deeply embedded in Venezuela.

    https://www.politico.com/interactives/2017/obama-hezbollah-drug-trafficking-investigation/

    • LOL: FB
    • Replies: @druid55
    , @Per/Norway
  9. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    Somebody needs to blockade Pompeo’s breakfast table. That dude needs some serious caloric sanctions placed on him.

    • Replies: @Moi
    , @The scalpel
  10. He didn’t morph. Amerimutt simpletons were jewed again.

    • Agree: Jacques Sheete
  11. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:

    I believe that if the USA , a country with many talents , offered a real economic collaboration , and some respect , to Venezuela , Cuba , and Latinamerica in general , real alliances could prosper for the common good . But the USA is mistreating latinamerican friends like Argentina ‘s Macri , the IMF is bleeding again Argentina with usury so that in the next elections this year the peronists may win and befriend China instead of the USA . The USA is constantly threatening militarily , economically , insulting , whatever country that dares not to obbey the USA 100% , what provokes resentment .

    It is very worrying the lack of shape , of class , of manners , of the US nomenklatura , too old , fats , weirdos , simpletons , low political abilities . Querulant elderly picking up too many useless fights around the world what is not good for the USA . A pity .

    • Replies: @Tom Welsh
    , @J. Gutierrez
  12. Biff says:

    Neocon’s favorite scapegoat: Russia.

    Hey! These people are now sending in the spy whales! Run and hide! Aahhhh!
    (There’s a better video on liveleak and the whale is obviously someone’s pet)
    Save the whales!

    https://news.yahoo.com/norwegian-fishermen-whale-wearing-harness-032531897.html

    https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=uHqkG_1556624524

    • Replies: @Tom Welsh
  13. Those who consider Trump to be the puppet of the deep state should explain to himself why are the mainstream media so 24/7 mad adTrump. Why is the whole establishment in America and in the whole West so anti-Trump. He has broken all their plans for world domination and creation of the one world government. He broke TAP and TPP, he has not signed the Paris climate accord, he is against free trade and the WTO, he is against all UN institutions, he is the first american president ever who rebeled against the Federal Reserve, he ist the frst who is really fighting the mas immigration, he is deregulating the american job market, he is resisting a coup of the deep state, he is apointing the new judges who ar pro constitution, he is actually desolving the Obamacare and so much more. But he is not the king he has not the loyal Republican party yet which he is not chosen and he must make the deals to go any further and in that sense he still needs the help of Neocons in some degree. It would be much easier when american pople would be a lot more politicaly active and halped him in the way por example to put the presure on the Rpublican party operatives on the local and national level, or to be much more active in expousing the woter fraud and so on. American simply expect that the vote alone can do the job. But the system is so broken that the real revolution is needed. Otherwise the country would go broke and be dessolved. American must also put the pressure on the secret owners of everything of importance especially banks and media whose ownership is seecret, and this secrecy must be remuved because on the ownership level the most crime occur.

  14. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:

    Trump wants Colombia and Brasil to attack Venezuela . Has he thougt that if there is a big war in South America she will end up like the middle East ,and there will be millions and millions of refugees emigrating to the USA ?

    https://www.hispantv.com/noticias/brasil/427383/golpe-estado-venezuela-maduro-guaido

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  15. TKK says:

    As for Maduro, he seems to have the support not only of a majority of his people

    You mean the thousands frantically attempting to cross over into Columbia? Or the ones eating pets? Or the ones making arts and crafts out of the Bolivar? Or the ones who have lost 40 lbs because there is no food? Or the ones whose babies are starving?

    Because…. Trump?

    You are a shameless hack with no commitment to the truth.

    Any world hiccup…. But! But! Trump!

    It’s intellectual laziness. It’s pandering to the crowd. It’s horrific to cheerlead for a repellent dictator who stuffs his face while young boys and girls have malnutrition.

    The photo you post is a plant. Maduro is attempting to sell the populace that many are starving because…. Trump.

    Not because he is an obese incompetent megalomaniac who has stolen billions from the country.

    Venezuelan death squads visit outspoken citizen who criticize Maduro. To stand in the street and shill his propaganda loud and proud is to ensure another day they are upright and sniffing the air

    You pompously write as if you are an anti- establishment savant. But you are towing the party line that Maduro is selling the world so he is not hung from a bridge.

    You are no more revolutionary than the Bush twins or Joy Behar.

  16. Vojkan says:

    “Bird-brain”? You should educate yourself in ornithology before insulting birds. Parrots, crows and pies definitely are more rational beings than the crowd making up the US coastal elites.
    As for the tragicomedy playing out in Venezuela, the French have a saying, “le ridicule ne tue pas” – ridicule doesn’t kill -, regrettably.

  17. “Cadres determined everything”. They determined everything for later USSR and later USA. This constant concentration of imbeciles, liars, traitors and scumbags at the very top is disturbing sign for humanity. With people of such caliber consistently moving to the top positions over time leaves little optimism for humanity fate.

    • Agree: SeekerofthePresence
  18. Now I wonder why Maduro won’t arrest this Obama double and put him in jail.

    • Replies: @Mike P
    , @The Alarmist
  19. PeterMX says:

    “Does that dialog look credible to you? I sure hope not!” Put it in the New York Times, on CNN or some other mainstream outlet and apparently 90% of our low IQ population will believe it. Many believe the Russia Stole the US Election Conspiracy Theory, Trump and Putin are golf buddies, and Trump was awarded with beautiful Russian prostitutes. I think it was Hitler who, commenting on Germany’s enemies said, “the bigger the lie, the more believable it is to common people because they themselves would never think of telling such an outrageous lie”. That’s a paraphrase, not word for word. With liars like Adam Schiff, Bolton and Pompeo, much of the US population believes much of what these criminals say.

  20. onebornfree says: • Website

    This just in:

    1] Maduro = a murdering power hungry psychopath .

    2] Guaido = a murdering power hungry psychopath .

    3] The US government = a much larger group of murdering power hungry psychopaths .

    4] The Saker = a drooling, useful idiot sycophant/worshiper of the US state and its never-ending supply of murdering power hungry psychopaths, who, like many similar state sycophants, makes his/her money by excitedly writing about the [for them] latest “mild transgressions” of their first love [the state], and who are in fact financially dependent on a never ending supply of new state “mild transgressions”to occur, as without them they’d have nothing to “reveal” to the morons foolish enough to value their state idolizing verbiage, and who would then be forced to find a more honest line of work.

    Regards, onebornfree

    p.s. Democracy = “two wolves and a sheep deciding on what to have for dinner”

    p.p.s. : “Because they are all ultimately funded via both direct and indirect theft [taxes], and counterfeiting [via central bank monopolies], all governments are essentially, at their very cores, 100% corrupt criminal scams which cannot be “reformed”,”improved”, nor “limited” in scope, simply because of their innate criminal nature.” onebornfree

    • Replies: @Brás Cubas
  21. onebornfree says: • Website
    @Thulean Friend

    No,it’ not, because he never “morphed”.

    He always was and always will be “a third-grade puppet of the Deep State”, he would never have been “elected” otherwise. You were just too blind to see. Perhaps you have learned a valuable lesson?

    “Because they are all ultimately funded via both direct and indirect theft [taxes], and counterfeiting [via central bank monopolies], all governments are essentially, at their very cores, 100% corrupt criminal scams which cannot be “reformed”,”improved”, nor “limited” in scope, simply because of their innate criminal nature.” onebornfree

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Realist
  22. Ever since the ill-advised Spanish war in 1899 we’ve been going all out imperialist. Everyone should read Smedley Butler’s, “War is a Racket.”

    • Replies: @Tom Welsh
  23. @Thulean Friend

    Trump was born third grade, had no need to descend to DS’s qualifying level of despicability. Clumsily, doggedly, with incoherent detours, he fulfills his role. His promises forgot, orders ignored, followers soon to rebel (maybe not they’re too stupid). Trump’s at heart a coward, a punk, who’ll drop his trousers for any Big Boy who pats him on the backside after having some pleasure. Can the US manage to find a worse President?

    • Replies: @Anon
  24. The US ZOG has turned government of the people, by the people and for the people into government on the people, in the people and up the people.

  25. @Vidi

    Pompeo’s mother gave him the face of a stupid thug, and he didn’t disappoint her.

  26. Cowboy says:

    Behold the Breathtaking Weakness of the Empire!

    Says Saker.

    US Troops In Syria For “Long Haul” Atop “A Lot Of Oil Resources”: Pentagon Official

    Says the Pentagon.

    The oil fields around Deir Ezzor are occupied by Kurdish terrorists working for Israel. They are surrounded by Iraq and Syria, with Russia and Hezbollah providing reserves and air support. Syria is afraid to take it back even though their people wait days in line for gasoline, all while the Kurds and the US steal the oil and booby trap the oil infrastructure.

    I would not call that “breathtaking weakness”.

  27. dearieme says:
    @Thulean Friend

    It’s amazing how quickly Trump morphed into a third-grade puppet of the Deep State.

    Maybe that’s the price he paid for Mueller to call off his dogs.

  28. Jekyll says:

    Sadly, Trump is owned by the neoconservatives and has been since he took Adleson’s money.

  29. The Empire has suffered painful defeats in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    This suggests we’re trying to win, when the real “winning” is the endlessness of these two fake wars, for the M-I Complex and weapons makers.

    • Replies: @foolisholdman
  30. Anonymous [AKA "23Anon"] says:

    The US fails miserably in its coup attempt in Venezuela.

    Meanwhile, back at the farm, Mexico/Central America is overwhelmingly succeeding in its invasion of the US.

    What’s wrong with this picture?

    • Replies: @Grace Poole
  31. @Justsaying

    Wake up America!

    I’ve been making that appeal for >50 years, yet “da peeple” seem more somnolent than ever. I’ve concluded that waking up ain’t ever gonna happen, especially when “geniuses” think that casting ballots for morons is de “answer.”

    I keep hearing that “the alternative was Hillary”… Does one laugh or sob? Or maybe I’m just impatient.

    • Agree: Realist
  32. anon[271] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thulean Friend

    The NYT cartoon showing a blind, yarmulked Trump being led by Nuttinyahoo should have put Kushner’s face on the seeing-eye dog instead.

    MIGA!

  33. Republic says:

    From Moon of Alabama article:

    The whole coup attempt was run within a 500 x 200 meter corridor with nothing of significance happening outside of it. A dangerous propaganda stunt but so far nothing more than that.

    Lopez did not have much confidence in the coup, he is now inside the Chilean embassy in Caracas.

  34. Realist says:
    @Miro23

    If half the Daily Mail’s readers see this as BS – and see Guaido as a US Regime Change guy, then the Empire really is in trouble.

    I sure as hell hope so….this shit needs to end.

    • Replies: @Republic
    , @Tom Welsh
  35. Realist says:
    @onebornfree

    No,it’ not, because he never “morphed”.

    Absolutely correct. I have been saying this since mid April 2017.

    • Replies: @onebornfree
  36. Realist says:
    @Milisic Radomir

    Those who consider Trump to be the puppet of the deep state should explain to himself why are the mainstream media so 24/7 mad adTrump.

    It’s a charade for people like you.

    • Replies: @bluedog
    , @sarz
  37. Random duido and bolthead makes a pretty pair of losers. How did these idiots even get anywhere? And that yellow belly talking about democracy.. does he know huido was never elected? How is putting an unelected puppet in any way democratic?

  38. Realist says:
    @onebornfree

    He always was and always will be “a third-grade puppet of the Deep State”, he would never have been “elected” otherwise. You were just too blind to see.

    It is never pretty to see a country on the shit slide to hell.

  39. Realist says:

    It is good to see more people coming to the truth about Trump and the Deep State.

  40. Anonymous[392] • Disclaimer says:
    @Milisic Radomir

    Being anti Trump is just theatre, not because of his actions but because what he represents ie nationalism.

    I don’t believe Trump was always part the deep state. I believe they coerced him into doing the neocons bidding by using the Mueller report. Though, he was always in Isreals camp from the beginning.

  41. Anonymous[392] • Disclaimer says:
    @TKK

    Venezuela has mismanaged its economy but so has all of Europe.

    The US cut the supply of debt to Venezuela, if the US did that to Italy the Italians would be in the same position.

    • Replies: @Tom Welsh
  42. Mike P says:
    @Sergey Krieger

    Maybe a “devil you know” rationale – Maduro can just watch Guaido’s moves to learn something about the American’s plans. Plus, Guaido is clearly inept – he can’t even stage a convincing photo op, he always looks like a scared boy on a roller coaster. (Which is of course appropriate – he is indeed at the mercy of events and people out of his control.) If Guaido were locked up, who knows, the Americans might actually chance upon someone better at the job.

  43. A123 says:

    Behold the Breathtaking weakness of Maduro

    Maduro is now massacaring his own people. The Saker is covering up this little inconvenient fact…… guess it does not fit his narrative.

    https://www.breitbart.com/latin-america/2019/04/30/venezuela-tiananmen-camera-catches-armored-military-vehicle-plowing-into-protesters/

  44. On Tucker Carlson Tonight, journalist Anya Parampil totally demolishes the MSM story on Venezuela:

    It’s really amazing the way old Tucker has blossomed over the last few years, isn’t it!

    • Replies: @Tom Welsh
    , @FB
    , @Hibernian
  45. Tom Welsh says:

    “Check out this interesting news snippet: Eric Prince wants Blackwater to send 5,000 mercenaries to Venezuela (does anybody know why and how these clowns came up with the 5,000 figure)…”

    That’s simple for anyone with an inkling of how Washington works. The first axiom is that it is just a huge market – everything is for sale, usually to the highest bidder.

    So my guess is that Prince estimated that the budget he could get would be just about enough to fund 5,000 mercenaries. Of course he wouldn’t be going himself, as they might all be killed by the angry Venezuelans. But he would still have the money in his bank. Indeed, he might make out “like a bandit” if all the mercenaries got killed, so he wouldn’t have to pay them.

  46. Whatever weakness ans speedy declines of the Zionanglo empire is due to 911 and Zarqawii.

    That among other things show us that the cold -war was another charade.
    Remember Saker that Russian won the Nazis because the jews make the american fight their grand fathers(the Germans)on the side of the communist Russian Jews that took over your country.
    AND THEN MINE OWN CUBA.
    Shame on them till the end of times.

  47. Sorry, Saker. There is not one particle of “patriotism”, dignity, or pride in any of Maduro’s supporters. Miami is full of this human garbage. Having shit in their own nest they flee with their stolen, narcotics-traficking millions to the hated imperialist USA. Don’t make these people out to be defending their country or its sovereignity. Trump, Pompeo and Bolton may be and probably are fools and I do not support direct intervention in Venezuela, but the Maduro regime is a trashbag full of criminals. Do any of you know anything about Venezuela? I sure do. Lived there for two years. Vennies are the bottom of the heap as far as South Americans are concerned. Lazy, stupid, cowardly, xenophobic assholes. Frankly, they are getting what they deserve. That said, we should impose a total blockade on the place. Nothing in or out. Let them boil in their own feces. it is less than they deserve.

    • Replies: @Tom Welsh
    , @FB
  48. “Venezuela is one of the world’s largest exporters of oil and has the world’s largest proven oil reserves at an estimated 296.5 billion barrels (20% of global reserves) as of 2012.” Wikipedia

  49. Tom Welsh says:
    @Anon

    It’s simple enough to understand. In his book “How the World Works”, Noam Chomsky explained.

    “One document to look at if you want to understand your country is Policy Planning Study 23, written by Kennan for the State Department planning staff in 1948. Here’s some of what it says.

    “‘We have about 50% of the world’s wealth but only 6.3% of its population… In this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity… To do so, we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and daydreaming; and our attention will have to be concentrated everywhere on our immediate national objectives… We should cease to talk about vague and… unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standards and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic slogans, the better’”.

    In the same book, Chomsky writes,

    ‘Along the same lines, in a briefing for US ambassadors to Latin American countries in 1950, Kennan observed that a major concern of US foreign policy must be “the protection of our [i.e. Latin America’s] raw materials”. We must therefore combat a dangerous heresy which, US intelligence reported, was spreading through Latin America: “the idea that the government has direct responsibility for the welfare of the people”.

    ‘US planners call that idea Communism, whatever the actual political views of the people advocating it. They can be church-based self-help groups or whatever, but if they support this heresy, they’re Communists’.

    This also completely explains why there is so little resistance among US citizens to their government’s systematic, deliberate, massive, unforgivable crimes against humanity. Namely they (US citizens) believe that they gain materially by those crimes. (Most of them may be wrong about that, but that’s not important right now).

    Consider Kennan’s first sentence:

    “We have about 50% of the world’s wealth but only 6.3% of its population…”

    Today the US population, while rapidly increasing, is less than 4% of world population. Yet resource consumption is still far, far greater than for any other country.

    To learn more try searching online for (e.g.) “us population resource consumption percent global”. Here are two of the first hits that query will bring up:

    https://public.wsu.edu/~mreed/380American%20Consumption.htm

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/american-consumption-habits/

    • Agree: L.K
  50. Republic says:
    @Realist

    If half the Daily Mail’s readers see this as BS – and see Guaido as a US Regime Change guy, then the Empire really is in trouble.

    Many observers believe that the hapless Guaido is worth more dead than alive. That his death would be very useful for the empire.

    • Agree: Mike P
  51. Tom Welsh says:
    @TKK

    There are more and more paid hacks of the US Deep State posting online. It’s a shame, but there it is.

    Your tax dollars at work.

    • Replies: @TKK
    , @druid55
  52. Venezuela is a sea of tricky cross currents though which the Saker has not done a good job navigating. He imposes a narrative on events that is too simple.
    Start with a difficult topic: the legitimacy of Nicolas Maduro. A timeline is helpful:
    2012: Hugo Chavez dies.
    2013: Elections are held for the office of President. Maduro wins with 50.61% of the vote, beating Enrique Capriles who comes in at 49.1%.
    April 2015: Elections are held to select deputies to Venezuela’s legislative body, the National Assembly. In these elections a coalition of opposition parties, the MUD (Mesa de Unidad Democrcatica), wins 56.3 % of the vote and 112 of 167 seats, the first electoral defeat of the Chavistas (the “Bolivarian Revolution”) in 16 years.
    May 2015: In a lame duck session of the National Assembly, the Chavistas – at that moment still in the majority –- pass a law that removes all sitting members of Venezuela’s supreme court (called the TSJ, Tribunal Supremo de Justicia), and puts in place a new set of judges, every one of whom is a Maduro partisan. The TSJ soon becomes a polit-bureau ratifying Maduro’s decrees and nullifying every measure of the National Assembly.

    May 2018: A presidential election is established by decree, without the authority of the National Assembly as stipulated in the Constitution of 1999. Every aspect of this election is irregular, false, manipulated or controlled, including a significant detail: no opposition candidates are allowed to run, including Leopoldo Lopez (in jail or under house arrest) and Enrique Capriles (banned from participation in politics).

    The Saker says: “…yes, both Chavez and Maduro have made mistakes. But this is not about Chavez or Maduro, this is about the rule of law inside and outside Venezuela.”
    The Saker is just saying words here. The absence of the rule of law is precisely the problem.

    The Saker dismisses Maduro’s opponents as “puppets” of the Empire. Leopoldo Lopez is a puppet? He chose to remain in Venezuela and share the difficulties of life there, a decision not coming cheap. Until yesterday he was in jail or under house arrest. Before being sent to jail, a car he was riding in was riddled with bullets. In March of 2006, a bodyguard of his was shot and killed. One might not agree with Lopez, but he is a man of conviction and courage.

    Or consider Juan Guaido: he did NOT select himself. He was chosen by the National Assembly (based on authority granted to it by the Constitution of 1999). In the fractured political landscape of Venezuela the National Assembly is now the only body to have received its mandate via an election in which real alternatives existed and honest vote counting occurred. The selection of Guaido represents an attempt to start from a point as legally valid as possible, and from there by peaceful means guide Venezuelan political life back to legality. What is at issue is the rule of law.

    The Saker lets abhorrence of the Neocon regime in Washington distort his judgment. Yes, the Neocons are brutal, stupid and dangerous, but their assessment of the Maduro regime in Caracas is accurate. Sorry if this assertion is found to be offensive. Chavez, Maduro, Cabello and their gang narco-traficantes have not “made mistakes,” they have destroyed a country.

    (Is it necessary to argue this point? Hundreds of thousands of people do not walk – WALK – out of a country unless desperate. The currency is deep into hyper-inflation, meaning, there is no currency. PDVSA — before the Bolivarian Revolution a well-run state-owned operation producing 3 to 3.5 million barrels of oil per day — now produces under one million barrels a day. The grid is in a state of collapse. These and many more disasters were NOT visited upon the Venezuelan people by the gringos or by anybody else: they were visited upon the Venezuelan people by a corrupt, incompetent government operating behind the facade of a phony revolution.)

    The Maduro regime in Caracas and the Neocon regime in Washington are equally repellent, and in fact similar. Both are mafia type organizations. Why grant legitimacy to the little mafia in Caracas. All this does is allow the big mafia in Washington to parade around as champions of “rights,” “democracy” and “freedom,” which words, when said by the Neocons, induce nausea.

    Among the people in the Venezuelan drama the most attractive are the opposition leaders on the ground: Leopoldo Lopez, Enrique Capriles, Maria Corina Machado, and many others, including Juan Guaido. They have been jailed, banned, threatened, shot at, roughed up and harassed, yet they stay at home and in the game. Their flaws are balanced by a great virtue: courage. I don’t think that any of them would make a good puppet.

    One last point: pay attention to Ivan Duque, the current president of Colombia. He is an intelligent, thoughtful, close to the situation and has a big stake in what happens. (A million refugees from Venezuela are in his country.) If there is a good outcome to this drama, he will probably be part of it.

  53. Pompeo is filthy fucking cockroach…….Just like the filthy cockroach JFK who gave Latin America Death Squads and the Alliance for Progress….and the Cuban Missile Crisis…

    • Replies: @Jacques Sheete
  54. Tom Welsh says:
    @joeshittheragman

    That’s mostly because 1899 was about the time when the USA had overrun the whole of North America (apart from the frozen north and the poverty-stricken south, which it considered stealing but decided to leave).

    Having grabbed all the resources (natural, human, etc.) available in their own continent, they started looking avidly abroad for more plunder. China, for instance. South America. Japan… the Middle East…

  55. The Saker 2005: America is weak, confused, clueless and, most importantly, run by a sad gang of incompetent thugs.

    The Saker 2019: America is weak, confused, clueless and, most importantly, run by a sad gang of incompetent thugs.

    I think America must have run over The Saker’s cat when he was a kid or something. That, or nihilism sells.

    On the other hand, if you’re a one-trick pony, make sure the pony performs his steps on command.

    • Agree: TKK
  56. Avery says:

    {The Empire only appears to be strong. In reality it is weak, confused, clueless and, most importantly, run by a sad gang of incompetent thugs who think that they can scare everybody into submission in spite of not having won a single significant war since 1945. The inability to break the will of the people of Venezuela is only the latest symptom of this mind-boggling weakness.}

    A fairly accurate assessment.

    However, The Empire still has immense capacity to cause death and destruction all over the world. It may not have enough warrior-troops to send boots to Venezuela (thank God), but it has a LOT of hardware to cause mass deaths remotely and from above without setting foot on somebody’s land.

    And the weaker and more impotent The Empire becomes as time goes by, the more irrational and dangerous it will become, consumed with rage at the realization of its inability to longer being able to run/control the globe.

    Hopefully there will be some cooler heads where it counts in US civilian&military leadership, before the irrational rage spills over and we all get nuked – by accident or by design.

  57. Tom Welsh says:
    @Realist

    A lot of intelligent, educated British people tend to read the Daily Mail, because – incredible to relate – it is perhaps the closest organ remaining to an old-fashioned newspaper with actual news.

    I know, I know, it’s horribly bad. But all the others are worse. Even “Private Eye” now regurgitates government propaganda.

  58. onebornfree says: • Website
    @Realist

    Realist says: “I have been saying this since mid April 2017.”

    Well then, I guess its time for me to “toot my own horn” – I have you beat by 2 years. 🙂

    “You,Trump,Sanders Etc., Vs “Dictator Syndrome””:
    http://onebornfree-mythbusters.blogspot.com/2015/08/do-you-suffer-from-dictator-syndrome.html

    But congrats on your own awakening.

    Regards, onebornfree

  59. Tom Welsh says:
    @Anonymous

    “The US cut the supply of debt to Venezuela…”

    Does anything about that statement strike you as really, really weird? Why would anyone running an independent nation with plenty of natural resources and intelligent, hardworking people want any foreign debt?

    (Except for the tiny handful of bought-and-paid-for traitors who negotiate those deals and then retire and go and live in Florida).

    • Replies: @Jacques Sheete
  60. Tom Welsh says:
    @A123

    1. Even if Maduro were “massacring his own people” that would be absolutely no concern of the USA.

    2. Even if it did concern the USA, the UN Charter absolutely forbids the USA to interfere in the internal or external affairs of Venezuela. Under any circumstances whatsoever – unless ordered to do so by the UN Security Council (won’t happen) or if Venezuela wages war against the USA (certainly won’t happen).

    3. Maduro has not been “massacring his own people”.

  61. Empire is an illusion, because it is built on the need for power, and power is ephemeral. It has been present in every conflict of the past. It is the underlying motivation for war. Other cultural factors might change, but not power. As a result every civilization/nation eventually gets the war it is trying to avoid: utter defeat. But emperors and their advisers delude themselves, thinking they can avoid that fateful war, that it can be limited in scale or even won. History always proves them wrong.
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

  62. Tom Welsh says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    Tucker asked – apparently genuinely mystified – why the Democrats are just as keen as the administration to attack Venezuela.

    That too is very, very simple.

    They don’t care about laws.
    They don’t care about treaties.
    They don’t care about the UN Charter.
    They don’t care about the Nuremberg Principles.
    They don’t care about the US Constitution.
    They don’t care about the teachings of Jesus Christ.
    They don’t care about the Ten Commandments.
    They don’t care about democracy.
    They don’t care about freedom.
    They don’t care about the Venezuelan people. (Sorry, let me rephrase that. They don’t give a flying fuck about the Venezuelan people).
    They don’t care about ordinary human decency.

    All they care about is their entitlement to go on plundering all the world’s resources – which they consider to be their legitimate property – and to kill anyone who gets in their way.

  63. Tom Welsh says:
    @Chris Bridges

    Chris, there seems to be an important typo in your comment. I have fixed it for you.

    “There is not one particle of “patriotism”, dignity, or pride in any of Guaido’s supporters. Miami is full of this human garbage. Having shit in their own nest they flee with their stolen, narcotics-traficking millions to the hated imperialist USA.”

    • Replies: @Chris Bridges
  64. bluedog says:
    @Realist

    Of course its a charade just as what it was planned to do, to divert the attention of the used car salesman away from the real problems within the country,divide and conquer will work every time and low IQ coupled with patriotism, home and hearth moms apple pie and all of the rest of the bullshit only speeds it on its way.!!!

    • Agree: Realist
  65. nsa says:
    @Justsaying

    This is what government of the jooies, by the jooies, for the jooies looks like. Demographics are now changing rapidly and decadent whites are projected to be a minority by 2040…..earlier if you include all the illegals. Best hope is the boomers all die off in the next twenty years giving the next couple of generations a chance to rope in the vile conniving jooies and clean up the corrupt degenerate mess.

  66. Agent76 says:

    Jul 26, 2017 CIA director hints US is working to topple Venezuela’s elected government

    CIA Director Mike Pompeo indirectly admitted that the US is pushing for a new government in Venezuela, in collaboration with Colombia and Mexico.

    April 13, 2019 US Military Attack on Venezuela Mulled by Top Trump Advisors and Latin American Officials at Private DC Meeting

    Away from the public eye, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think tank hosted a top-level, off-the-record meeting to explore US military options against Venezuela.

    https://thegrayzone.com/2019/04/13/us-military-attack-venezuela-trump-csis-invasion/

  67. Saker

    The US is in the end-stage Empire State…..and this is what make the US Empire so dangerous at this point in time….The US Empire will start lashing out in its final death throes……

  68. If anyone is interested in the CIA regime changes , read the book The Secret Team, the cia and its allies in control of the world, by the late Col. L. Fletcher Prouty, it can be had on amazon, or possibly on line, and see his videos of youtube.

    The CIA is satan incarnate and the chain dogs of the zionists who rule America!

  69. I don’t think the Deep State can give up.
    They give up, Venezuela starts selling whatever oil it can produce for anything but dollars – euros, gold, maybe yuan or even roubles. And then who’s next?
    Why, you think, all the pressure on Iran? Big oil producer, outside the petro-dollar nexus.
    That’s unpardonable to the Deep State. It can’t be allowed.
    They’ll keep fighting and plotting until the threats to the petro-dollar are removed.

    • Agree: Tom Welsh, bluedog
    • Replies: @Jacques Sheete
  70. @ThreeCranes

    And there you have it.
    The whole box and dice.

  71. @Anon

    “Has he thougt that if there is a big war in South America she will end up like the middle East ,and there will be millions and millions of refugees emigrating to the USA ?”

    Perhaps Trump hasn’t thought that, but his advisers have, and they consider it a feature, not a bug.

    • Replies: @Jake
  72. Tom Welsh says:
    @Nancy Pelosi's Latina Maid

    “The Saker 2005: America is weak, confused, clueless and, most importantly, run by a sad gang of incompetent thugs.

    “The Saker 2019: America is weak, confused, clueless and, most importantly, run by a sad gang of incompetent thugs”.

    I don’t understand what you find to object to in those two statements. Let me offer a simple parallel by way of explication.

    Me 2005: Australia is North-West of New Zealand.

    Me 2019: Australia is North-West of New Zealand.

  73. @Thulean Friend

    Either the Deep State finally found footage of Rabbi Trump on epstein’s rapegirl island, or the incident with the kushnercopter–w/ ivanka aboard–having to immediately land upon takeoff due to a “malfunction” deballed him for good.

  74. TKK says:
    @Tom Welsh

    How did you escape your minders?

    By God I wish I was paid by the Government. Anytime someone posts words with a whiff of truth, they are framed as a secret agent. Do I get a decoder ring, too?

    Trump is not a Machiavellian mastermind. Neither he nor Pompeo caused Madero to turn Venezuela into his own ATM to the detriment of the masses. (The elite are AOK)

    Furthermore, they MUST take a position. Sweat hog Maduro is crushing protestors with tanks. If the US can somehow benefit from his repellent actions, we should.

    Most of you revere Putin, notwithstanding your complete lack of understand that any postings- like these!- would result in some dead eyed thugs banging on your door at 3AM. Do you believe Putin wrings his hands over plucking meat from a dead carcass?

    THAT’S history. THAT’S politics. A steely eyed focus on your own country’s bottom line. I know its troubling to digest that the world is not FortNite. Slink back to your safe space and make some play dough balls.

  75. @TKK

    You mean the thousands frantically attempting to cross over into Columbia?

    In unfree societies, people can’t leave, so your point undermines another one from the Establishment narrative, namely that Venezuela is a society dominated by a dictator, and yearning to be free.

    • Replies: @TKK
  76. c matt says:
    @Justsaying

    The only one spouting reason in foreign policy at this point seems to be Tulsi Gabbard. But then:

    1. She is a long shot, even for the Dem nomination, much less winning the WH; and

    2. Pre-election Trump spoke as she does – look where we are now.

  77. FB says: • Website
    @TKK

    Do you have any credible evidence for this supposed ‘starvation’ in Venezuela…?

    And by credible I do not mean MSM propaganda sheets…

    You must not be aware of the fact that there exists now an alternative media…and many credible journalists are on the ground right now in Venezuela…including Max Blumenthal…Abby Hoffman…and many more…sending along thorough reporting…

    We decent folks that choose to actually seek out information to cross check the so called ‘reports’ we are being fed by the proven liars known as the MSM [think WMD]…are not going to take seriously some dumbshit that pops up here like a jack in the box, regurgitating the regime change propaganda chapter and verse…

    Try again fool…

    • Replies: @FB
    , @TKK
  78. FB says: • Website
    @A123

    Right…we’re going to take Breitbart’s word for anything…try again dumbshit…

  79. FB says: • Website
    @Digital Samizdat

    Thanks for that clip…I agree with you about Tucker and so do lots of well informed decent people…he is probably the only real journalist in the entire MSM…

    Anya Parampil has been reporting directly from Venezuela for a while now…like she said, Guaido has no support among the people…like Saker has surmised, the entire farcical scheme is starting to look like a Wile E Coyote denouement…

    • Replies: @onebornfree
  80. FB says: • Website
    @FB

    Meant to say journalist Abby Martin, not Hoffman…LOL

    • Replies: @TKK
    , @The scalpel
  81. TKK says:
    @Tsar Nicholas

    Slowly… for the obtuse:

    ATTEMPT.

  82. MIKE POMPEO

    TURD ASCENDING

  83. TKK says:
    @FB

    Dumb shit, huh?

    Classy.

    What a minute… you mean Unz is not MSM? I thought I was on Fox.

    To throw a retard a bone, I’ve seen first hand photos taken by a family member of zoo animals starving who works in a zoo and were asked for assistance. That’s enough for me.

    But, if you think it’s all a ruse- head on down to south of Caracas. Ye Brave Keyboard Warrior!!!

    😉

    • Replies: @FB
    , @bluedog
  84. Anon[965] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    If you can’t win fair and square, rig the results. The merchant of menace.

  85. TKK says:
    @FB

    LOL?

    After you call other posters dumb shits?

    Do you work for the Post Office? Or- on disability for a “back” problem….?

    Your cognitive dissonance is horrific.

    • Replies: @ploni almoni
  86. FB says: • Website
    @Chris Bridges

    Everything you said is pure unadulterated bullshit…

    There are literally millions of poor folks in Venezuela that have been lifted out of destitute by the Bolivarian revolution…

    The scumbags in Miami you talk about have nothing to do with these ordinary folks…they are criminals and anti-social hoodlums that have no place in a socialist Venezuela…

    As for US totally blockading Venezuela…that is a pipe dream…the US has been doing that with Cuba for 60 years and how’s that working out…?

    Saker hit the nail on the head…the US is now the empire of Mickey and Donald…it’s flailing about is being mostly ignored while the world marches on…Pft…

  87. @A123

    Maduro is now massacaring his own people.

    Is he a Zionist or sumpin?

  88. anonymous[335] • Disclaimer says:

    Considering some of the public statements Pompeo has made it really seems increasingly weird that a character like him made it into the highest levels of our government. What do the lesser ones look like? The man is a dangerous crackpot. Times have changed. It used to be that the US would just invade any Latin country it wanted to without worrying how it looked. Now it’s trying to be a bit stealthier, working through hired puppets and economic/propaganda warfare which seems to be working less well these days. If this Venezuelan adventure turns into an embarrassing fiasco then Trump may feel he’s been deceived much like Kennedy did after the Bay of Pigs.
    “The Empire has suffered painful defeats in Afghanistan and Iraq”
    Depends on what the purpose was all along. The 9-11 inside job provided the pretext for raiding the US treasury, redistributing it to the connected ones. Actual success on the ground may not have even been considered to be possible but wasn’t the actual point anyway. Can’t tell that to the public you know.

    • Replies: @Beefcake the Mighty
  89. @War for Blair Mountain

    .Just like the filthy cockroach JFK who gave Latin America Death Squads and the Alliance for Progress….and the Cuban Missile Crisis…

    And don’t forget the Bolshie appeasing and supporting cockroachus maximus, FDR.

  90. ATTEMPT.

    LOL. Nobody is preventing anyone from leaving, and Random Guy Juan is not in jail where he belongs.

    Not a very good police state, is it? The US locks up 25% of the global prison population. I guess these Latins are just amateurs when set against the torture and detention and Guantanamo Bay.

    • Replies: @TKK
  91. Jake says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Correct.

    Neocons are not stupid; they are evil.

  92. @Nancy Pelosi's Latina Maid

    On the other hand, if you’re a one-trick pony, make sure the pony performs his steps on command.

    tRump seems well versed in that concept, thank you.

  93. @Tom Welsh

    (Except for the tiny handful of bought-and-paid-for traitors who negotiate those deals and then retire and go and live in Florida).

    Truth.

    Why does that concept seem so difficult to understand?

  94. Anon[253] • Disclaimer says:
    @jack_garbotlook.com

    Oh come on. Worse President than “The Donald.”? Not necessarily in order of Worse to OMFG!!!
    Billy Bob Clinton, George W. “The Chimp” Bush”. Barry the HNIC, Ronald Ray GUN, Mr. Peanut and Even Bush the Senior… Can you imagine what Hillary The Dominatrix would have done to the World at large if give a chance??? Really, it is what the Deep State has been able to get accomplished with an Outsider. The Donald is not the trained Actor that all these other Brainless Orbs were and are to this day. Yes if we now know that children get into Harvard and Yale based on money given by someone, (Parents, Slave Owner or whomever..), How do you think these Brainless Orb’s in my short list all got into the Ivy League? Even the admission that the IQ’s of these men is just a little above the median is proof positive that they can think their way out of a wet paper bag. Mr Peanut was also sort of an outsider too and look at how the #ucked him…. Last actual US President was JFK and they savagely murdered him in Plain Sight to send the clear message to all future Office Holder’s.

  95. FB says: • Website
    @7againstThebes

    What superbly rich bullshit…

    You seem to have found a formula to produce false narratives that sound ‘authentic’ by reciting a number of true facts…but inserting key inversions of the truth

    The most blatant example is calling the 2018 election of Maduro ‘illegitemate’…that is farcical on its face…the election was closely observed by numerous international bodies and found to be impeccable…the so called’opposition’ chose to boycott…

    There goes your credibility…

    Similarly, your recitation of the country’s economic problems fails to mention the true cause of these problems has been sustained economic warfare by the US for the last 20 years…this has been abetted by economic sabotage by the comprador elite controlled by Washington…

    You need to work on your short game, friend…your drives look impressive and often hit the fairway…but you need to putt towards the little hole…not in the opposite direction…LOL

    • Replies: @Jazman
  96. Agent76 says:

    Apr 30, 2019 The US Knew That A Coup Attempt Was Going To Take Place

    The Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations, Samuel Moncada, told media about The U.S. involvement in the coup attempt this morning.

  97. FB says: • Website
    @TKK

    You’re a pretty spectacular form of retarded eh…?

    You have ‘pictures of starving zoo animals’…?

    What a fucking whackadoodle…go ahead and post these pictures then fool…

    • Replies: @Mike P
  98. IT'S ME says:
    @Rabbitnexus

    “trained snails” – Wonderful ! ! ! 😁

  99. Mike P says:
    @FB

    You have ‘pictures of starving zoo animals’…?

    Here is one for you:

    Pretty sure that is in Venezuela.

    • Replies: @FB
  100. Nobody is surprised. Trump was alwats going to be like this, and he was never going to “drain the swamp”. He is the swamp. He is not fighting against the deepstate, he’s part of it. Aldo, Mike Pompeo is the former head of the CIA. Come one guys. Everything that is happening regarding Iran and Venezuela is predictable.

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
  101. @A123

    You’re only saying that because the zionist pig thst id Guaido is very open and willing to let his country get assblasted by you heebs. Wont forget what he said about Jerusalem. No wonder he’s getting support, it’s what the pathetic “die for Israel” folk want

  102. @Jacques Sheete

    No, but Guaido is. Why do you think he’s getting so much support?

  103. @Anonymous

    While Bolton / Pompeo / Abrams execute a face-plant in Venezuela;

    And while China convenes a conference on its Belt-Road project to which 37 states send highest-level delegates and are signatories to the Conference agreement (signatories include Russia, Austria, Italy, Dubai, Egypt, Kenya . . . If you’re worried about third-worlders taking over USA, you should support China’s OBOR: they are trying to keep ’em down on the farm by developing the farm.)
    https://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/zxxx_662805/t1658766.shtml

    C Span spent three hours hyping, and deployed out-of-studio three of its moderators attired in matching pearls (or should have been), numerous cameramen and doubtless a squad of Luntz-trained conditioners producers to cover the (gasp) questioning of AG Barr in a room with “25 seats for reporters and 30 seats for the general public.”

    Did I mention that there were 25 seats for reporters and 30 seats for the general public?

    It is the quest, the mission, the sacred duty of C Span moderators to keep their listeners informed on congressional events. In divine pursuit of that noble venture, Pedro Echavarria did top-notch investigative reporting on the law schools of the members of the Senate panel that will question Barr.

    Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.

  104. FB says: • Website
    @Mike P

    Mike…yes this is very sad…nature can be a cruel mistress…

    I hope the moron who started this cruel nonsense about ‘starving zoo animals’ one day experiences real hunger…maybe he will think twice before sinking that low again…

  105. onebornfree says: • Website
    @FB

    FB says: “I agree with you about Tucker and so do lots of well informed decent people…he is probably the only real journalist in the entire MSM”

    No, you’ve been suckered. [ Because you’re “decent” i.e. gullible,and “well informed” i.e brainwashed]. He’s no real journalist – he’s a total fraud.

    He is just another shill for the state and all its “glories” who is being allowed to to say a few supposedly semi-controversial things on a government-controlled network, in order to fool/appease the moronic “conservative” audience who fall for his type of big state worshiping “conservative” bilge, in order to create a “controlled opposition”; a “controlled opposition” that needs a handy, false, Trump-like “revolutionary” image for both itself, himself, and for his legions of dumb-ass followers, and ultimately for his show, in order to make him out to be some sort of “messiah of truth” in world of lies, and achieve the cult-like status he was put in place to help bring about, in order to keep all of the useful idiots “in line”.

    In short Carlson is part of a classic “controlled opposition” psyop.

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Replies: @DESERT FOX
    , @anon
  106. So true. Well said.

    As an American, my government’s foreign policy is a disgusting shame.

  107. @7againstThebes

    An interesting story. But it does not explain why millions of people from “prosperous” Colombia with its “intelligent” and “thoughtful” president are living is “destroyed” Venezuela. They ran away from Colombian “prosperity” voluntarily. Something does not gibe here.

    • Agree: FB
    • Replies: @Republic
  108. Randy says:

    Broken Empires are dangerous. The broke French Empire after defeat in the Franco Prussian war went onto to build the coalition to attack Germany in WW1, which led directly to WW2, which led directly to the fall of European civilization today.

    • Replies: @Beefcake the Mighty
  109. onebornfree says: • Website

    “Ron Paul Warns: “Hapless” Guaido Now “Worth More Dead Than Alive” To Washington’s Venezuelan Coup-Creators”:
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-01/ron-paul-warns-hapless-guaido-now-worth-more-dead-alive-washingtons-venezuelan-coup

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  110. @onebornfree

    Agree, Carlson said back in September 2017 that 911 truthers were nuts! That said it all about Tucker Carlson, he is controlled by the same zionists that did 911!

    • Agree: Johnny Walker Read
    • Replies: @FB
  111. anon[326] • Disclaimer says:
    @onebornfree

    is that why they’re trying to drive him off the air?

  112. druid55 says:
    @jbwilson24

    what flavor of Kool-Aid are you drinking and enjoying so thoroughly!

  113. Moi says:
    @Justsaying

    Might it be possible (probable?) that Americans are not intellectually and emotionally ready for democracy?

    • Replies: @Grace Poole
  114. Charlie says:
    @Rabbitnexus

    Our very own teetotaling Yeltsin.

    • Replies: @Rabbitnexus
  115. Anonymous [AKA "YkantUc"] says:
    @Milisic Radomir

    He has done liitle except tax breaks for the rich. He did not “build the wall” nor did he “lock her up.” He could close the southern border like Reagan did in 81. This proves Trump is a tool n in on the gag of destroying usa n office of prez. The octopus has its tentacles everywhere.

  116. Moi says:
    @Anon

    Dunno about that. I couldn’t handle a svelte Pompom. 🙂

  117. druid55 says:
    @Tom Welsh

    this guy TKK and A123 are supreme hacks. I wish they would just go away! Must live in a Mossad bunker somewhere!

    • Agree: FB
  118. kemerd says:

    I am convinced that these guys were duped by Venezuelan secret service.

    Perhaps they made the commander of the airbase contact the random guy and told him that they can start the spark from there and when they showed up, they just let them hanging with their ridiculous force of 25 men with rifles.

    It also shows that CIA does not have monopoly on deception or lying. Now they will think twice before approaching any of the military commanders.

    • Replies: @Erebus
  119. Mulegino1 says:

    Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity and US foreign policy; the two terms are now synonymous.

    In Guaido’s case, puppet is not a metaphor.

  120. Republic says:
    @AnonFromTN

    A few decades back Venezuela was much richer than Colombia. People from all over Latin America and even some Western countries flocked to Venezuela to get well paying jobs. No one from Colombia has voluntarily moved to Venezuela in recent years.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  121. FB says: • Website
    @DESERT FOX

    Nobody’s perfect…Tucker may not have delved into the 911 issue deeply enough to understand some things…I personally think his prejudices against ‘socialism’ are rather silly and not well formed…but on many important issues he’s a breath of fresh air from the putrid bullshit we see on tv…

    Plus he demonstrates intellectual curiosity and will often give a voice to people who will never see the inside of any of the other ‘news’ studio…like Anya Parampil in this case… [and I’ve seen many similar instances…]

    Dismissing Tucker over any single issue is a bad idea, considering he speaks a lot of logic and honesty on so many more…

    • Agree: Mike P
    • Replies: @Republic
    , @DESERT FOX
  122. Anonymous [AKA "GogofMagog"] says:

    See how you pontificate like some wise old bird but when all is said and done you’re just another selfish tool with no higher values or morals other than self preservation at all costs.

    If the chips were down you’d be a drug dealer and have no qualms about it. The world is as it is because of your mindset. Its actually a form of cowardice and lack of a higher principle.

    You advocate for war with Iran by backing US interference in Venezuela, its compensation for the loss of the straits of Hormuz. You know it. Yet you still work towards it. A WW3 situation.

    Don’t lecture others you have nothing to offer.

  123. @Moi

    Read more of 1984.

    It’s online.

    Part 2, chapter 9: Winston begins reading Emmanuel Goldstein’s Manual.
    http://mondopolitico.com/library/1984/1984_c17.htm
    It’s pretty dense political theory. Worth your time for the insights offered.

    Spoiler alert: there’s not much hope short of open, bloody revolt.
    Jefferson was ahead of his time.

  124. @Republic

    Can you explain why these Colombians don’t run back to their “prosperous” country now? Something still does not gibe.

    • Replies: @Republic
  125. @onebornfree

    Should we expect the CIA to assassinate that Guaido nincompoop and try to blame Maduro for it? They can buy new guaidos by the dozen and get volume discount.

    After all, MSM blamed Putin for the murder of Nemtzov, who had about as much chance to compete with Putin in elections as I have to become The Emperor of the East.

  126. The Empire hasn’t won a significant war since 1945?! What about Grenada? https://www.nytimes.com/1984/03/30/world/medals-outnumber-gi-s-in-grenada-assault.html

    • LOL: Mike P
    • Replies: @Mulegino1
  127. Republic says:
    @FB

    Dismissing Tucker over any single issue is a bad idea,

    It is the biggest lie of the 21st century which has directly caused at the very least over one million deaths and millions more indirectly.

    Tucker is just a highly paid propagandist.It is naive to think otherwise.

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
    • Replies: @Art
  128. anonymous[202] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rabbitnexus

    “His daughter was already sold to the Pharisees when he first ran.”

    which one is more evil, his daughter or her consort, Moshiach Kushner? I’m not convinced she was not an integral part of the diabolical scheme from the get-go.

    Russiagate is all about distracting the lemmings from what is really going on: zionists are using Trump and our USA tax dollars and institutions to take over USA —

    • Replies: @Rabbitnexus
  129. peterAUS says:
    @7againstThebes

    Informative.

    Would you share your take about security services and armed forces? Namely, how loyal to the current regime are they? Particularly field grade military leadership.

    • Replies: @7againstThebes
  130. peterAUS says:
    @Nancy Pelosi's Latina Maid

    Yep.
    Especially the last sentence.

  131. @Jacques Sheete

    With fine gallows-humor on the fate of Maduro and his “massacring his own people,”🙄 Jacques Sheete quipped: “Is he a Zionist or sumpin?”

    Hey JS! Hahaha. Great jab.

    For me, nothing is more painful than to watch uber-Neoconservative, John Bolton, on the Telescreen and his talking about a need for ZUS “regime change.”
    Fyi, yesterday I wrote a rather timely narrative poem, “The Freak Venezuela Spring,” which was published today. Refer below, my Brother Jacques? Salud & once again, thanks for your U.R. service!

    https://www.uncommonthought.com/mtblog/archives/2019/05/01/the-freak-venezuela-spring.php

    • Replies: @Jacques Sheete
  132. The USA is lost, discombobulated if you will. We have absolutely nothing to offer the world but despair, and angst. Over at NEO one can read numerous articles about amazing commercial projects that China, and to a lesser extent Russia too, are involved in. From Asia to Europe and Africa, and down to S. America China is busy building bridges, highways, sea ports, high speed rail, and it’s doing all of this without sanctions or inserting military bases, or parking threatening aircraft carriers off the coast lines. It truly is amazing. Just as amazing is the absence of any like projects by we Americans. I dare anyone to find some place on this earth where America is actually helping another nation in a commercial endeavor with out the presence of armed guards. You won’t find one. What you will find if you follow our footprints is the Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Venezuela, Gaza and Somalia. I’m sure I missed a few but you can get the picture.
    Is the world waking up? I hope so.

    • Agree: Jacques Sheete
    • Replies: @anon
  133. sarz says:
    @Realist

    It’s a charade…

    It is a charade, but it’s more than that. Trump has been deeply compromised from the beginning. There are films of him from the 90s behaving outrageously with child prostitutes in Epstein’s Mossad stable, as one of them testifies on a video clip. That’s why Alex Acosta, the thoroughly corrupt federal attorney who got Epstein the sweetheart deal is Trump’s secretary of labor.

    Trump is evil, but he is not the evil authorized by the big satanists. He’s out of turn, so he’s fair game. But, ultimately, it is a charade.

  134. Republic says:
    @AnonFromTN

    No reason to doubt that many Colombians in Venezuela have indeed moved back to Colombia.

  135. bluedog says:
    @TKK

    First sign of a troll,I have a family member,told to my by a high ranking officer I dare not name,heard from a very good source,etc etc,etc anything to try and give their propaganda a little traction or validity.!!

    • Replies: @L.K
  136. L.K says:
    @A123

    Maduro is now massacaring his own people blah, blah

    Just another LIE from the well known ZIONIST shill A123.

    Anyone in need of confirmation that A123 is a Zionist HasbaRat need only visit Giraldi’s last article and read this individual’s “comments”.

    • Replies: @A123
  137. anon[326] • Disclaimer says:
    @the grand wazoo

    The USA is lost, discombobulated if you will. We have absolutely nothing to offer the world but despair, and angst.

    who said it was our job to offer them anything?

    btw i wish what you say was true so that all the 3rd world trash would stop coming here

  138. @Thulean Friend

    If Trump is a third-grade puppet of the Deep State, that still makes him closer to the general population than first grade Hillary or second-grade Obama.

  139. @FB

    The Israeli attack on 911 was proof of the zionist control of the US government and the zionist controlled deep state was also involved along with numerous traitors such as bush jr. and cheney and rumsfeld, so for Carlson to say what he did indicates a deliberate attempt to cover up the truth about 911, and he knows the truth, as does every thinking American!

    See drjudywood.com and her book Where did the Towers Go , and see her videos on youtube.

    • Replies: @DESERT FOX
  140. Art says:
    @Republic

    Tucker is just a highly paid propagandist.It is naive to think otherwise.

    May I disagree?

    Tucker is the only face on TV that in any way can be called anti-war.

    Last night he had on a women who totally disagreed with 99% of the shameful fake news media on VZ. (YouTube cut out her segment on Tucker’s show video – the cheating bastards.)

    Think Peace — Art

  141. @Justsaying

    Hey Justsaying,

    It is becoming very hard for me to stomach the impotence of the American male. The only thing that I can come up with is, there is serious mental health, spiritual and moral issues in the country.

    Mental Health: I keep reading about multiple shootings at schools, at work and religious institutions. The people committing those crimes have a weird look about them. Their eyes are empty, dark and their booking pictures capture them with same expression as the other shooters. It’s like they were all programed by the same method of control.

    Spiritual: The Christian Right have become a major problem for the US. They have too much money and power. They push political agendas and foreign policy towards Israel and the Zionist. They worship the Zionist Jews more than they do Jesus. These people have been supporting the ChristianZionistBritishIsrael agenda for a long time, but now they are more powerful. Going to war is like going to the beach for these people, they have lost all sense of being Christian.

    Morality: Pornography, Pedophilia, Money Laundering, Financial Fraud, Abuse of Power, and other crimes have been linked to the sitting US President. How can the rest of the world look at the US any different than it does, with leaders like Trump, Bolton, Pompeo, etc. These people support Saudi Arabia, Israel, Colombia, ISIS, Al-Qaeda, etc. Human Trafficking, Opioid Trafficking, Organ Harvesting, Murder and other crimes have been linked to these fine group of US Allies.

    The people of the US blame immigrants, minorities and Muslims for their deteriorating social order, but what they don’t see is the greatest threat to the “White Race” is and has always been the other “White Race”. The Anglo Saxon British and American “White People” and their traitorous pact with the Zionist Jewish Bankers. They destroyed the Germans twice and will be the downfall of the US if not put in check! It will take the other “White People” in the US, (Polish, German, Russian, Irish, Italian, French, etc.) to rise up against these criminals. Otherwise if Mexicans, Blacks and other minorities rise up against these people it will become a race war. And that my friend is something that they would welcome!

    Your Comment was on the mark….

  142. @Sergey Krieger

    Now I wonder why Maduro won’t arrest this Obama double and put him in jail.

    The elimination of Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal by Anastasio Somoza Debayle might have tempered Maduro’s thinking on the matter.

  143. TKK says:
    @Tsar Nicholas

    I am a lawyer. I intimately under the US prison industry far more than you could imagine. I go every week. You?

    You present as too obtuse to grasp nuance or complexity.

    Venezuela is the most lawless country in the world according to the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2016.

    Hmmmm… before Trump and Pompeo got their engines revved.Before Pompeo was appointed. How can this be?

    A Staggering Exodus: Millions of Venezuelans Are Leaving the Country, on Foot

    – that’s from The NY Times, which rapidly frantically detests Trump. They wish for his death.

    None of these dots connect… to the sane man.

    I’d bet the farm you’ve never left the States. Probably never been to an airport unless it was to apply for a job.

    How low does your IQ have to be to defend a dictator that only the likes of Iran will help? How absolutely ignorant do you have to be to champion someone who is taking life advice from Hezzbolal?

    Posters like you need to be identified and expatriated from America. If you find it so repellent and corrupt, then leave.

    I understand that America is a dying cow. But I also know most places in the world have the same problems and can be much worse.

    What is tragic is most of these comments are driven by only one factor: that Iran expressed support for Venezuela and Iran hates Israel.

    It’s that one dimensional.

    Oh that’s right- you are a Tsar. F*cking clown. 😂

  144. Joe Wong says:
    @Justsaying

    Saying Americans are asleep is wrong. The Americans elect their government and they support their government creating chaos, regime change, mass murder and war crimes around the world. The Americans believe whatever their government does it is necessary with good intention like planting democracy, right to protect, upholding human rights and maintaining their established law and order around the world.

    The Americans hold such lofty believe because they are made up by the immigrants believing in the Empire around the world, they want the Empire to do what they believe, they provide money, manufacture hardware and they man the death machines to extend the Empire’s will on their behave around the world.

    Americans adore their military and security agencies. Excusing the people of the Empire by blaming a small group of people in the government is simply ignoring the root the problem.

  145. @Anon

    I agree with you 100%…The US treated Latin America like a red headed step child! The 50’s, 60’s and 70’s were terrible years for the people in L.A. El Salvador death squads, Chili’s Pinochet, Panama Invasion, Nicaragua, etc. All pushed to the left by US Foreign Policy in favor of US Corporate interests in the region, the same way Venezuela was pushed to the left.

    I strongly feel Israel has played a major role in US policy in Latin America. Bibi visits those countries as soon as they show support for US interests. Privatizing their natural resources soon becomes the next order of business.

    What the done and have been doing to Argentina is criminal…They were doing the same shit here in Mexico, but we had elections last year. The past Administrations left a tremendous debt, but we recovered PEMEX before they could steal it.

    • Replies: @L.K
  146. TheJester says:

    The phrase, “I’ve been jewed!” is assuming new meaning … as it’s import expands from the economic to the political sphere. This makes the likelihood of another massive rebound against Jews more likely.

    Blinded by arrogance and greed, it seems that historically the Jews never catch on, forever casting themselves as an oppressed minority abused by goyim “bigots” and “racists” for no reason at all. However, the goyim, in self-defense, have always found and continue to find plenty of reasons to proscribe the Jews in their midst.

  147. Joe Wong says:
    @Miro23

    Ex CIA chief Michael Hayden said on CNN GPS “USA has very very long reach and very very long memory.” It is a matter of priority, which one is first, Iran or Venezuela. Empire will stop at nothing even after it got bloody nosed in Vietnam it is still trying regime change Vietnam with covert operations. The Empire is insane.

  148. Honestly it has been quite entertaining watching the Three Stooges of the Trump admin – Pence, Pompeo and Bolton, making utter fools of themselves in front of the whole world.

    Pompeo’s new advisor Kiron Skinner from Carnegie Mellon is now claiming “Clash of Civilizations” with China:
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/state-department-preparing-for-clash-of-civilizations-with-china

    “This is a fight with a really different civilization and a different ideology and the United States hasn’t had that before,” Kiron Skinner, the director of policy planning at the State Department, said Monday evening at a security forum in Washington, D.C.

    “The Soviet Union and that competition, in a way it was a fight within the Western family,” Skinner said, noting Karl Marx’s indebtedness to Western political ideas. “It’s the first time that we will have a great power competitor that is not Caucasian.”

    Meanwhile, Kiron Skinner is a black woman.

    If Samuel Huntington were alive today, he’d be appalled by his concept of Clash of Civilizations being so distorted by these warmongers to make wars around the world. While Huntington did separate the world into 8 different civilizations of Western, Orthodox (Russia), Islamic, Sinic (China), Japanese, Hindu, Latin American and African, his conclusion was that because these civilizations are so different culturally, the US should stay within the Western civilization and refrain from meddling in all other civilizations’ internal affairs. Huntington must be rolling over in his grave that idiot warmongers like Pompeo and Skinner are instead using his idea as a blueprint to launch WWIII.

  149. a German says:

    Never underestimate your enemy, never.

    Maybe this is all made by a bunch of clueless lunatics that tumbles between madness and dementia.

    But in my world the president (and the whole moronic puppet stuff around him) have to hide the might, not to exercise it. Behind the yellow cockatoo seems a structure that tries to recover from lately defeats.

    Methink the Venezuelan right wing “Che Guevara” fights a loosing battle. Maybe most people knows. But he restaurates the US claims over this country in the mindset of the people. That’s important and his role.

    The Venezuelan Government themselves shoots the country right for attack. Why should the US invade when they can play the white knights, sooner or later?

    Again, never underestimate your enemy.

    • Replies: @ploni almoni
  150. @Milisic Radomir

    The best presidential candidate for the Deep State is always the one that is compromised. The Deep State couldn’t have gotten any luckier than to have Trump and Clinton in the elections. Both compromised, both corrupt and both criminals with shady pasts. Trump might have thought he was a rebel when he was campaigning but was brought down to reality by his collusion with Israel, which the Zionist changed the script to Russia. As soon as Trump gave Israel Jerusalem, moved the Embassy, stopped funding Palestine and gave them the Golan Heights, the investigation ended.

    Now they want war with Iran, so what do the Zionists do? They know Trump has shady deals with the Russians and other criminals who launder money through his businesses, because they used Deutche Bank and other banks to run those monies through. They knew all this because they own the banks, so now he has to start a war with Iran or face his bank records being released.

    And when they are done with him doing what they want, they probably have a rape victim from Pedophile Island ready to press charges against him. The Deep State knows what they are doing when someone like Trump or Hillary run for office, they “FUND” them!

    You sir seem like a very nice man, but a very confused one. Good Luck

  151. @TKK

    You are such a trope.

    • Replies: @Beefcake the Mighty
  152. @a German

    It is a long alleyway that does not have a trashcan.

  153. @TKK

    People like you need to make the aliyah.

    • Replies: @BengaliCanadianDude
  154. Mike P says:
    @TKK

    Venezuela is the most lawless country in the world according to the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2016.

    Does that list include Libya, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Kosovo? You know, all those oases of piece, prosperity, and democracy that already have been blessed by the benevolence of Venezuela’s would-be saviours?

  155. Jazman says:
    @FB

    He should read book ” La Miseria en Venezuela ” and how poor and uneducated was people before Chavez

    • Replies: @FB
  156. Erebus says:
    @kemerd

    I am convinced that these guys were duped by Venezuelan secret service.

    I think you’re right. Interim President Random Guy and Washington’s brain trust got set up by some pros for maximum guffaws. Pompous Ass et al were made fools of.

    Some ministers and doubtless some Generals made promises they had no intention of keeping, and the Americans walked into it on live TV.

    Doubtless, the Russians did it.

    • Agree: FB
  157. @DESERT FOX

    One more thing, back in 1975 in the Senator Frank Church hearings on the CIA , the director at the time, William Colby said the CIA owned everyone of any consequence in the MSM, and in my opinion if they are on one of major networks, the deep state owns them and that goes for Fox and Hannity too!

    • Replies: @onebornfree
  158. @TKK

    You mean the thousands frantically attempting to cross over into Columbia? Or the ones eating pets? Or the ones making arts and crafts out of the Bolivar? Or the ones who have lost 40 lbs because there is no food? Or the ones whose babies are starving?

    The only Venezuelans that leave are the Rich Ones that have mansions in Florida next to Trump. I read an article here on eating dogs and it wasn’t about Venezuela. Every time is see videos about Venezuela the people are clean, dressed well and over weight, I don’t know where you get your info, oh Fox News! The only babies that are starving are in Yemen which Trump vetoed a resolution to stop supporting the war.

    Because…. Trump?

    No, Obama started it, but Trump is going to make sure he starts a war.

    You are a shameless hack with no commitment to the truth.
    Any world hiccup…. But! But! Trump!

    You just Trumpet the Trump rhetoric which is stupid, childish and shameless

    It’s intellectual laziness. It’s pandering to the crowd. It’s horrific to cheerlead for a repellent dictator who stuffs his face while young boys and girls have malnutrition.

    Have you heard yourself? You cheerlead Trump’s bullshit! What is in Trump’s Tax Returns and Bank Statements? Deals with Russians, Money Laundering, Tax Fraud?

    The photo you post is a plant. Maduro is attempting to sell the populace that many are starving because…. Trump.

    Trump is trying to starve them with sanctions, but it’s not working!

    Not because he is an obese incompetent megalomaniac who has stolen billions from the country.Venezuelan death squads visit outspoken citizen who criticize Maduro.

    The US has stolen billions from Venezuelan investments, stole Citgo Corporation Gas Stations, Refuse to pay for oil shipments and England refused to give them their gold!

    I think you and the rest of you armchair quarterbacks need to stop with your Trump, Pompeo, Bolton bullshit, because nobody here in Latin America is believing any of the “Dumb Shit” you Trumpers say. Madurro was elected you dumb ass, Guido was appointed! The US is giving Venezuelan’s money to Guido to pay people to revolt, instead of giving it to the starving children that you so caringly write about.

    Get a life and leave people in Latin America alone, we don’t need you!

    • Agree: FB
    • Replies: @Jacques Sheete
  159. FB says: • Website
    @Mike P

    Nice one Mike…

    Was just browsing this ‘TKK’ comments archive…total fucking troll…he even hands out ‘agrees’ to proven troll A123…

    Btw check out the comment above where ‘TKK’ says he’s a ‘lawyer’…and then proceeds to show he can’t even construct a simple sentence…

    They really ought to do a better job in troll boot camp before setting these fucking retards loose…

    And here’s a fun factoid about troll factories…they rely heavily on incarcerated prisoners…they come very cheap since the prison minimum wage is a fraction of the civilian…funny he even mentioned he knows a lot about the prison system…and finds himself in one on an almost daily basis…as a ‘lawyer’ of course…LOL

    • Agree: BengaliCanadianDude
  160. L.K says:
    @bluedog

    bluedog says:
    May 1, 2019 at 7:25 pm GMT
    @TKK

    First sign of a troll,I have a family member,told to my by a high ranking officer I dare not name,heard from a very good source,etc etc,etc anything to try and give their propaganda a little traction or validity.!!

    Indeed.

  161. L.K says:
    @J. Gutierrez

    I strongly feel Israel has played a major role in US policy in Latin America.

    True.
    Looting Latin American countries makes the ZUSA stronger – or at least the 1% who rule – and a strong ZUS is crucial to IsraHell.

    The problem with countries like Argentina, Brazil and others is that they haven’t figured out how to shut the door real tight to US agents.
    If one leaves the door partially open, that ugly stray dog will enter and take a shit in the living room.
    So the ZUSA got their puppets everywhere, with the likes of Macri and the absolutely ridiculous Bolsonaro and his clan of idiot sons, and other sellouts in other countries…

    But it is a difficult thing to do in practice(to really shut the door), as the still active Zionist/American 5th column in Russia demonstrates. The Saker himself has admitted to that.

    Glad to see that Mexicans have chosen a better man in Obrador.

    What do you think of him?

    Cheers

    • Replies: @J. Gutierrez
  162. @Mike P

    the most lawless country in the world

    according to my opinion is a country which has aggressed or is still aggressing other countries thanks to fake news (Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Ukraine, Yemen), killing thousands of people, a country which has assassinated its president and a candidate at the presidency, which has killed 3000 of its own citizens in an act of terrorism and of which the criminals responsible for all those deeds always escaped and are still escaping justice.

    • Agree: Mike P
  163. Mulegino1 says:
    @Kevin Barrett

    Ah yes, Grenada. The Thermopylae of the 20th Century, in which the small city state USA warded off the hordes of the mighty island nation. Prelude to the invasion of that other colossal nemesis, Panama and ultimately, the arrayed forces of Saddam I of New Babylon.

    • Agree: ChuckOrloski
    • LOL: Zumbuddi, Iris
  164. @FB

    These heebs need to seriously go to some ESL classes before they start working in the dark rooms. Pathetic

  165. @Mike P

    Take Somalia out of that, it was always a failed state, with a miserable population. The others are spot on

  166. @ploni almoni

    What makes you think he isn’t speaking to you from there? That’s what I’d put my money on, with his broken sentences, and his repeated low-effort “arguments”.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  167. The problem in the US is that we have Russian Zionists like Jared Kushner in our nation. We would have been better off if they had been forced to stay in their non white Slav lands.

  168. onebornfree says: • Website
    @DESERT FOX

    “One more thing, back in 1975 in the Senator Frank Church hearings on the CIA , the director at the time, William Colby said the CIA owned everyone of any consequence in the MSM, and in my opinion if they are on one of major networks, the deep state owns them and that goes for Fox and Hannity too!”

    Exactly. The entire MSM is a wholly owned [by the government] propaganda factory.

    Fox, Carlson, Hannity et al are just Kabuki theater for the “alt. right” simpletons, to ensure that their “view” gets aired [ so they feel “represented”], while they’re all ensured of also getting a regular high dosage of big pharma drug ads and all the rest of the statist horseshit they all seem to need to devour on a daily basis, with the never-ending enthusiasm of the true moron.

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
  169. A123 says:
    @L.K

    Did you watch the video (1) …

    If not watch the video (1)…

    I guess maybe standards are different in Socialist Islamic utopias. In such a utopia a day when only two armored cars mow down defenseless citizens is a light day. It is only typical attrition not a massacre. Fortunately, civilized people have higher standards.

    Everyone understands that lying, known as Taqiyya (2), is a core Islamic value. Under Taqiyya, the most important lie a Muslim *must* tell is falsely claiming that Islam is a religion of peace, when it is actually a religion that requires the death of all non-Muslim infidels.

    You can spot practitioners of Taqiyya quite easily. When confronted with the TRUTH they go into histrionics about zio-this and hasbra-that. The level of jumping up and down and mouth frothing is almost comical.

    Look past the attempted distraction to the TRUTH. Maduro is butchering his own citizens. Unarmed men, women, and children. No amount of Taqiyya deception can change that FACT.

    PEACE

    _______

    (1) https://www.breitbart.com/latin-america/2019/04/30/venezuela-tiananmen-camera-catches-armored-military-vehicle-plowing-into-protesters/

    (2) http://www.freedompost.org/islam/deception/common-taqiyya-or-islamic-lies-and-deceptions-by-muslims.html

    • Replies: @Jacques Sheete
    , @KA
    , @anon
  170. FB says: • Website
    @Jazman

    Here’s a true fact…Chavez’s land reform was firecely opposed by the global elite…many of whom owned huge tracts of land in Venezuela…

    Another fact…a lot of these very large landowners weren’t even Venezuelan…there were Britons…Germans…and nationals of many other foreign countries…largely wealthy, ‘first-world’ countries…

    At the same time most of the indigenous peoples of Venezuela were landless and couldn’t even practice subsistence farming…considering also that half the country’s population is indigenous [including Chavez himself]…

    So the huge landowners were expropriated at very generous rates…it’s not like anyone took anything from them…but such is the mentality of the global elite that they hold everyone other than the extremely wealthy in complete contempt…

    This land redistribution is what made Chavez, and the Bolivarian revolution itself such an enemy…and target…of the scumbags that have fleeced humanity for many years, if not centuries…

    Now the really interesting part of all this is that these super wealthy scumbags have managed to brainwash the feeble minded masses into supporting their shitty agenda…and it’s shitty because even if you are what might be called ‘well off’…you’re still getting ripped off by a tiny clique of the super wealthy…

    This is a fact that is easily seen in statistics showing the share of national wealth for four groups…

    The top 1 percent…

    The top 0.1 percent

    The top 0.01 percent

    And the top 0.001 percent…

    These statistics are readily available going back 100 years… and have been published in peer reviewed literature…

    So here is the deal…the top 0.01 percent owns a bigger total share of the national wealth than the 1 percent…even though there are a hundred times as many 1 percenters as there are 0.01 percenters…

    So even if you are a smart and hard working person that accumulates more than 99 percent of the people…the handful of scumbags in that 0.01 percent is still taking money out of your pocket with a steam shovel…

    So it’s rather difficult to comprehend why anyone who is not in the top 0.01 percent should support their agenda of unfairness against everyone else…even those who are reasonably well off…we all get royally ripped by these scumbags folks…let’s be smart…

  171. anonymous[202] • Disclaimer says:
    @BengaliCanadianDude

    People like you need to make the aliyah.

    “go up” and end up in a cesspit?
    another trick of pilpul

  172. Erebus says:
    @FB

    And here’s a fun factoid about troll factories…they rely heavily on incarcerated prisoners…

    That makes a lot of sense. I wonder if recruitment is focussed on a particular class, or classes of prisoner.

    • Replies: @FB
  173. Hold up, according to many enlightened geniuses here America is controlled by RADICAL MARXIST COMMUNIST LEFTIST SOCIALIST BANKERS!

    Who want a RADICAL MARXIST COMMUNIST LEFTIST SOCIALIST BANKER New World Order to control the world and enslave us.

    But Venezuela, Cuba, N Korea and Nicaragua are communists and Socialists…

    Something doesn’t add up…..UNLESS RADICAL MARXIST COMMUNIST LEFTIST SOCIALISTS really really hate other RADICAL MARXIST COMMUNIST LEFTIST SOCIALISTS!

    Makes sense now. I gotta go, my fave genius Sean Hannity is coming on soon, I need to setup my VCR to record it, the Zionists gave me diarrhea using directed energy weapons last night when I was sleeping, the metal coils in your mattress picks up these beams and I woke up shitting water, I don’t want to miss his show!

    GET RID OF YOUR METAL COILED MATTRESS! The chemtrails are attracted to them too! Buy a foam one! Like a casper, Made in USA! Don’t by a Chinese one, they make your penis significantly smaller! OMG!!!

    • LOL: NoseytheDuke
    • Troll: BengaliCanadianDude
    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  174. wagelaborer says: • Website

    Today’s MoA posits that the Three Stooges, Pompeo, Abrams and Bolton, got punked by Venezuela.

    If true, I find it absolutely hilarious.

    I thought that Bolton tweeting out open and transparent threats and bribes was just another example of his clueless thuggishness, but what if it was the outraged response of a jilted lover?

    I thought that Pompeo’s claim about Russia stopping Maduro from flying to Cuba was just a tutorial on how to ”Lie, Cheat and Steal”, from his CIA classroom days, but what if he really thought that Maduro was going to run?

    lol, they got snookered.

  175. FB says: • Website
    @Erebus

    I would guess it probably doesn’t much matter, as long as they have basic keyboard skills, which even many criminals obviously have in the age of the internet…call centers and customer support type services also rely heavily on prison labor…when you make that call to customer service you’re often talking to a prison inmate…now apparently on UNZ too…LOL

  176. @anonymous

    Fitting that Pompeo looks like Jabba the Hut since the Western oligarchy is reminiscent of the Sith in Star Wars who became increasingly physically malformed by their use of the Dark Side. (Although that’s not really fair to Jabba, who, as a smuggler/black marketeer, ultimately provided some kind of valuable service.)

  177. @Randy

    Maybe. But blame for both of those wars lies squarely at the feet of the (at the time) still powerful British Empire.

  178. @ploni almoni

    If by “trope” you mean “gigantic shit-for-brains”, then he is, I fully agree.

  179. Erebus says:

    …when you make that call to customer service you’re often talking to a prison inmate…

    Wow. America is becoming a very strange place.

    • Replies: @Beefcake the Mighty
    , @FB
  180. @redmudhooch

    Curiously, redmudhooch posited: “Hold up, according to many enlightened geniuses here America is controlled by RADICAL MARXIST COMMUNIST LEFTIST SOCIALIST BANKERS!”

    Hey redmudhooch!

    Can you please offer me one (1) example of a U.R. commenter “here” who proscribes to the above rather foreign description you have offered, above? 🤔

    Nonetheless, as a subtle paranoiac, I will offer you something a bit more wordy, objective, comprehensible & all encompassing. 🙌

    Eh-hem — our world is controlled by Satanic Globalists In Convergence-Union With Legions of Zionist Jew Marxist/Croney Capitalists & Who Want to Establish Israel as a Middle East Hegemon.

    Okay? Got that redmudhooch? Fyi, am typically upon a Scranton School District bus seat & never upon a “Metal Coiled Mattress.”

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
  181. @onebornfree

    You’re more than a little off when you call The Saker a “worshipper of the US state”. He is a voice of the Russian interests. He invariably criticizes the US State in very harsh terms.

  182. @Erebus

    It’s gone past that phase, I’m afraid.

  183. FB says: • Website
    @Erebus

    I almost can’t believe this comes as news to you E…it’s all part of the prison ‘economy’…sad but true…

    • Replies: @Mike P
    , @Erebus
  184. Mike P says:
    @FB

    OK, let’s have a little straw poll: who on here is in prison? don’t be shy – after all, we are all using anonymous handles – except Chuck, so he is out, except maybe if we redefine Scranton as an open-air prison.

  185. @ThreeCranes

    That oil would be especially vital to the US if they plan to attack Iran and the Straits of Hormuz are closed to shipping as a result.

    • Replies: @Miro23
  186. “American{s} must also put the pressure on the secret owners of everything of importance especially banks and media whose ownership is seecret, and this secrecy must be remuved because on the ownership level the most crime occur.”

    Please explain how you expect Americans to put “pressure” on all the criminal thieves in Corporate/Banking/Military interests?

    Don’t you understand, adult American citizens, for the most part, DO NOT understand who’s running the show? Most of them think all these evils originate within the federal government. They still haven’t caught onto the fact that its these corporate/banksters/military eschelon folks who OWN this nation.

    Sad to say, but probably 80% of adult Americans could care less about all of this.

    • Agree: FB
  187. ANONYMOUS[202] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mike P

    “except Chuck, so he is out, except maybe if we redefine Scranton as an open-air prison.”

    Does that make Biden the warden or an escapee?

  188. @7againstThebes

    An informative comment for sure but how much of it is true? The part that I just can’t get my head around is that the US is supporting democracy and the people, is this a first? Sanctions that lead to near starvation of †he masses is indeed a strange way to help people and surely the grid is failing due to organised sabotage. Something doesn’t quite seem right, indeed I smell a rodent or two.

  189. @jbwilson24

    You need to stop drinking the kool-aid jbw24!!

  190. @Mike P

    Haha! Good one, Mike P.

    I support a straw poll as a determination to find out “who here is in prison.”🤗

    Fyi, here @ U.R. months ago, & while FB was doing gallant combat with The Grand Obfuscator #2, Incitatus, I somewhat concurred with unshy L.K on The Mighty “FB” with whom the former had issues. Consequently, I think FB casts me off as a “prisoner.” But, hahaha, I’m only working part-time as a distorted school bus driver.🙃

    Lastly, I laughed aloud as you wrote, “after all, we are all using anonymous handles – except Chuck, so he is out, except maybe if we redefine Scranton as an open-air prison.” Great quip, Mike P! Thanks!

    Post scriptum: Scranton is just another “Homeland” city which failed to make the globalist Utopia, N.W.O. cut. 😈 (Zigh) Fuck it though, because I really prefer West Scranton blues to Mar a Lago’s low livin’.

    • Replies: @Mike P
  191. @TKK

    did your mom cry when she found out her son sold his soul to the empire`?

  192. @TKK

    I am a lawyer

    Not impressed. How about, “I am a whore?”

    You can get any organisation, paid for by the US government, to declare anything you want. How about, “burnt toast is the most nutritious food in the solar system?”

    If it is true that Venezuela is the most lawless country in the world, then maybe there is something wrong with the definition of lawless that the project is using. Or maybe lawless is a good thing, maybe it is none of the damn business of the United States what level of lawessness a country decides to adopt, especially if lawfulenss involves locking up one quarter of the globe’s prison population in a bigger incarceration project than the Gulag Archipelago.

    And no, I am not a low IQ agricultrual worker from some backwater rural state. I don’t even live in your lawless hemisphere! But I can tell a perilously weak argument that needs to rest on ad hominem attacks from half a world away. I guess you’d better get your predator drones out!

  193. @TKK

    I am a lawyer.

    You might just as well have written that you are a liar, that way you’d have both descriptions of yourself covered.

  194. Mike P says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    because I really prefer West Scranton blues to Mar a Lago’s low livin’.

    Amen. I much prefer life in my gritty hometown to any glitzy metropolis or resort.

  195. Mike P says:
    @ANONYMOUS

    Does that make Biden the warden or an escapee?

    If the latter, does that make the White House a halfway house?

  196. @ANONYMOUS

    Insightfully, ANONYMOUS #202 asked Mike P: “Does that make Biden the warden or an escapee?”

    Pardon my intervention, # 202?

    Given I am a native-born Scrantonian, am qualified to answer your good question, above.

    Answer: Knesset Senator Biden (D./De) is a Scranton-escapee who only returned here when he needed votes for HRC, and of course last week,🤗 when he secretly brought a film crew to our city’s Greenridge section to make him look like a preZidential Scranton- homey. Hahaha!
    The uber-Democrat (Scranton) Times-Tribune managed to catch Biden’s unadvertised filming, but in an obscure column, the newspaper wimped out. Hahaha!

    (Zigh) My nomination for Scranton Honorary Warden is Senator Robert Casey (Zio-D, Pa). Fyi, the local Sons of St. Patrick go into rapture when Rip Van Winkle “Bobby” comes home to Scranton & speaks. Hahaha! In an “open air cage, I for one am happy😌 when Biden Joe crosses the Delaware eastward and leaves.

  197. Erebus says:
    @FB

    Well, I’m not American and I haven’t really thought about the corollaries to having such a large prison population. I figured they were doing State related stuff like making license plates, if they were doing anything at all. It seems the US has built itself a modern Gulag Archipelago.

    • Replies: @MarkinPNW
  198. Oh, well, they’ve got Assange, as an example pour les autres, should anyone even think of seriously contradicting corporate policy among the woke journalistas.

  199. wayfarer says:
    @Mike P

    OK, let’s have a little straw poll: who on here is in prison?

    I’m several miles from the Yuma Territorial Prison and although it’s closed, life in this shit hole U.S. town can sometimes feel like it’s barely a notch above incarceration.

    So yes, I am in prison.

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

    • Replies: @Mike P
    , @NoseytheDuke
  200. Mike P says:
    @wayfarer

    So yes, I am in prison.


    Met this guy yet? Say hello to him once you do.

    • LOL: wayfarer
  201. Hibernian says:
    @TKK

    The Saker makes Anatoly Karlin look like a neocon.

  202. Hibernian says:
    @A123

    These were lightly armored infantry vehicles like our Humvees. Maduro’s brutality has not reached the Tianannen level so far.

  203. @wayfarer

    The US prison system makes the slogan, “The Land of the Free” just a cruel joke really.

    • Replies: @wayfarer
  204. Hibernian says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    The Democrats did reject the results of the 2016 election. Their soldiers are Nadler, Mueller, etc. Ms. Parampil is a Marxist hack. Mr. Carlson is another unmoored far right winger who has made common cause with the far left, similar to Paul Craig Roberts.

  205. Hibernian says:
    @7againstThebes

    Far rightists are blinded by their hatred of the Establishment, just like far leftists. You’re casting pearls before swine.

    • Troll: FB
  206. This is yet another clumsy US intervention in Latin America. For example, in 1914, madman Woodrow Wilson sent troops to invade Vera Cruz, Mexico thinking this would cause the Mexican President to flee. He was wrong, so US troops destroyed, lingered, looted, and went home.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @J. Gutierrez
  207. @ChuckOrloski

    Damned fine job there, Sir!

    Damned fine.

    Salud & once again, thanks for your U.R. service!

    And i thank you for yours!

  208. @niteranger

    Two “Israeli” factions (I can never bring myself to grant legitimacy to the fake state by removing the quote marks) and how many American factions are there I wonder?

    • Replies: @niteranger
    , @Logan
  209. @Charlie

    He has an interesting orange hue as well. Yeltsin was the silver one.

  210. @TKK

    I am a lawyer.

    Are you bragging or complaining, or what?

    I dated a lawyer, got to know many of her friends, have dealt with lawyers, made monkeys out of them while representing myself, fired a couple, and have several as neighbors.

    I gotta tell ya, they are some of the dumbest shitz imaginable. Lazy, arrogant, astonishingly simple minded, and pretty much clueless about nearly everything. They do not impress me a bit and I learned long ago to flip ’em the fig.

    I hope yer not bragging.

  211. @anonymous

    Oh I think the boy is more evil, if only because he has more days of the month and more access to levers of power. I don’t see an innocent princess trapped in a demon’s dungeon anyway.

  212. @7againstThebes

    I’ve used up my one agree/disagree tag so I shall just say Rubbish. No matter how much you pad that, it is bullshit. If any of it were true, things would be proceeding differently than they currently are in Venezuela. Gaydog is a dead duck. The only thing left for the Empire now is to assasinate him and pin it on Maduro. Good luck with that losers.

    The USA has lost its mojo. It has nothing anybody except the poorest and most desperate third worlders want and nothing but bluster and overpriced junk weapons left to try and enforce compliance. Everywhere the USA has gone has been wrecked. The ones doing best are the ones that beat you off. Last I looked Assad was still a popular serving president and Crimea never had it so good. The Ukraine, Iraq, Libya and all the rest not so much. Venezuelans are far from satisfied with their lot, I have met some diaspora ones recently who expressed as much but they are for the most part well aware that the US attempt to take back control of their country is not an option. These Venezuelens being tourists in Australia no less would be expected to be your best supporters. They want NOTHING Abrams is selling and you can take that back to your paymasters.

  213. @A123

    I guess maybe standards are different in Socialist Islamic utopias.

    Do Muslims have kibbutzim?

  214. @FB

    So even if you are a smart and hard working person that accumulates more than 99 percent of the people…the handful of scumbags in that 0.01 percent is still taking money out of your pocket with a steam shovel…

    True, and I marvel at that particularly since so many of the “big earners” are so smug about the munnnny they make.

    Suckers and fools. It’s really quite astonishing.

  215. @Rabbitnexus

    Good question. I know this: The FBI also has one faction. I know this because of two agents that have retired in the last number of years have bluntly told me that the FBI has been infiltrated..literally with pro jewish agents. Obama released Jonathan Pollard before he left office. Some in the FBI didn’t want him released however others pushed for his release…guess who they were. I believe even dickhead Biden wanted him to remain behind bars.

    Pollard probably did more damage to the US than any other spy. Casper Weinberger wanted Pollard executed. In Israel Weinberger is hated while Pollard is celebrated as a hero. What a great ally?

    Right now our Foreign Policy is being dictated from Israel and the CIA is following the Neocon Jewish Playbook. Pompeo is just another cog of the Abrams, Bolton, and Jewish plan in Venezuela. They want control of the oil.

    NSA….I have no idea what it is like but there is definitely hate relationship between them in the CIA. Most likely do to the fact that the Snowden received help from people in the CIA after the CIA got their budget cut and NSA appears to have gotten the money.

  216. @L.K

    L.K.

    It has been a different experience moving to Mexico after 50 years in the US. I have always tried to keep myself informed with regards to current events both political and economical. Soon after arriving here, I discovered that I didn’t know anything about Mexico’s political, social and economic situation. I was so naïve to the amount of corruption that the country and its citizens were experiencing. I made a decision right then to learn as much as I could about Mexico’s current problems. The more information I gathered the more I started seeing articles about Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

    L.K. This man had been running for President for the last 18 years after being Mexico City’s most progressive mayor. He turned Mexico City around and implemented social programs that are still in effect. His first run at president was full of electoral fraud and rushed through in spite of protests. The second run at president Vicente Fox the previous president made sure he got his man Calderon elected using electronic voting machines and made president under protest. The third time the US and the media portrayed him as a communists, an Hugo Chavez and bad for Mexico. Enrique Pena Nieto got elected with serious voter fraud. The fourth time none of that shit worked anymore because he started a new political party (Morena) and the people had just had enough with all the corruption and theft. He got over 60% of the vote and there was no way they could fix the ballot boxes. They tried but it was just too big of a lead for it to make a difference.

    When he got into office there was a mess L.K. I can provide you some links that I have if you are interested but let me tell you, if he didn’t get elected…we would have lost PEMEX, the Electric Company, Our Water, the Education System and many State Owned Companies. Most of those corrupt deals were made with US companies under the direction of Hillary Clinton and the State Department. The Zionist Jew Larry Fink CEO of Blackrock came in and took over Retirement Funds and used them to buy Mexican Energy Contracts and every government official that made those deals now work for Blackrock.

    I appreciate you inquiring about the new President…he is honest and is trying to do the right thing..

    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  217. wayfarer says:
    @NoseytheDuke

    United States of America Rothschild Plantation, Inc.

    U.S. National Debt Clock
    https://www.usdebtclock.org/

  218. @J. Gutierrez

    Interesting, thanks. Given the history it’s easy to assume that the new leader is just the same as the old. The best cure for the poverty in Mexico is surely more democracy and better education. It would also give Mexicans a good reason to stay put and make Mexico better rather than heading off to El Norte. Carlos Sim appears to have an awful lot for just one hombre and there are several old families there that, in their greed, would be happy to see the Mexican people get by with less. Buena suerte.

    • Replies: @J. Gutierrez
  219. Miro23 says:
    @NoseytheDuke

    “Venezuela is one of the world’s largest exporters of oil and has the world’s largest proven oil reserves at an estimated 296.5 billion barrels (20% of global reserves) as of 2012.” Wikipedia

    @ThreeCranes
    That oil would be especially vital to the US if they plan to attack Iran and the Straits of Hormuz are closed to shipping as a result.

    That’s an interesting point. I’m resistant to the idea that US Regime Change is motivated by oil, but the evidence usually points that way.

    The Dollar/Oil link gives the US dollar its reserve status (i.e. every country has to hold it to trade). Reserve status used to be based on US world dominance of manufacturing (1950’s) but that’s no longer the case, with the general rule that debtor nations can’t issue the world’s reserve currency (as Great Britain painfully discovered when it lost its Empire).

    And globalization (with its massive profits) comes to a halt if the dollar loses value. Asian producers want to be paid in real money (especially if it’s only 60c an hour). Same with the MIC and Israel – they want to paid in real money, not toilet paper.

    Check that against the countries with the largest proven oil reserves – which is virtually the US Regime Change List:

    The Chinese are also critically interested in this list, since they have little oil of their own, and oil imports are vital to their economy.

    That gives a lot of importance to the Oil/Dollar argument, and the Zionist can be helpful in every way since it implies the destruction (or capture – like Saudi Arabia) of plenty of Middle Eastern countries.

  220. Miro23 says:
    @Miro23

    And the implication here is that 9/11 was a joint US Deep State/ Globalist/ Zionist effort to simultaneously knock out independent Iraq and Iran – with the Iran part malfunctioning.

  221. Whitewolf says:
    @A123

    How many of his people will get massacred if a civil war breaks out? The people run over were supporting a US lapdog trying to illegally usurp power. Maduro might be no angel but the US has no business recognizing some random they’ve decided should be the president and declaring him to be so when clearly he has nowhere near the support needed especially in the military. Look at the mess in Libya and Syria. That’s the type of scenario that could happen in Venezuela if Maduro is overthrown.

    Obviously no-one in the US government can be trusted to give a good rationale for inciting a coup in Venezuela but I’ve not heard anyone else explain why Guido would be better either. No-one on this planet can seriously make an argument that a lapdog of the dysfunctional US government being forcefully placed as a leader of Venezuela will help Venezuelans or Americans. It’s especially ironic from a government where there’s been non stop nonsense about Russian collusion in their election.

  222. @J. Gutierrez

    Get a life and leave people in Latin America alone, we don’t need you!

    We gringoes don’t need ’em either!

    I’m glad yer commenting her, JG. Many and deep thanks for your always info packed comments.

    • Replies: @J. Gutierrez
  223. @Mike P

    … except Chuck, so he is out, except maybe if we redefine Scranton as an open-air prison.

    The whole damned country is an open air prison, or more precisely a slave labor camp. We proles, peasants and pissants are wage, tax, debt and monetary slaves and the camp motto is ” העבודה לא מפנה בחינם”

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  224. @Tom Welsh

    You have a point. I despise all of them.

  225. @TKK

    ” A steely eyed focus on your own country’s bottom line. “

    Sir, I don’t see any steely-eyed focus on the USA’s bottom line.

  226. @TKK

    There are lots of Venezuelans in Colombia (admittedly, some are making a living by selling Venezuelan banknotes to tourists – as souvenirs).

  227. @Miro23

    @ThreeCranes
    That oil would be especially vital to the US if they plan to attack Iran and the Straits of Hormuz are closed to shipping as a result.

    That’s an interesting point. I’m resistant to the idea that US Regime Change is motivated by oil, but the evidence usually points that way.

    The Chinese are also critically interested in this list, since they have little oil of their own, and oil imports are vital to their economy.

    That’s also an interesting point. Very interesting, in fact.

  228. @Miro23

    Indeed it would plunge most of the world into absolute chaos leaving the cashed up fraudsters able to snap up strategic infrastructure everywhere at bargain basement prices and gain even greater control. I do hope I’m mistaken but it does help explain why Russia and possibly China would have an interest in giving support to Maduro. It is an inescapable fact that they cannot allow themselves to be isolated and picked off one at a time. Denying the US control of Venesuela’s oil makes an attack on Iran less feasible.

  229. @FB

    Quite appropriate you wrote this commie claptrap on May 1.

    • Replies: @FB
    , @NoseytheDuke
  230. @peterAUS

    I have no source of information about the armed forces other than what people say in interviews. Some Venezuelans claim that the regular army is not trusted by the Maduro regime, and is marginalized, meaning: without access to arms on their own authority. Other people say that members of the armed forces have been put in charge of lucrative food distribution networks. Others say that the armed forces are involved in the drug trade. Still others say that the Cubans, of which there are rumored to be around 20,000 in Venezuela, are Maduro’s secret police, running a Stazie type operation, keeping a tight grip on the armed forces.
    The job of suppressing the population is not in the hands of the army, but rather of “colectivos,” men on motorcycles, riding in large numbers, armed with shotguns but with access to heavier stuff. These colectivos are what illegitimate regimes have to have: paramilitary bullies who want two things: somebody to tell them what to do, and permission to hurt people unable to defend themselves.
    Here is footage of these colectivos in action (English).

    Here is an account (Spanish).

    • Replies: @FB
    , @peterAUS
  231. I must say, Bolton can really take humiliation. No amount of abject failure daunts him. He got humiliated in Syria, then went to Venezuela and got crushed there even worse. Tiny little friendly countries like this big on the map make a fool of him. This is funnier than his sex tapes from Plato’s retreat, and more public, but somehow he holds his head up high.

  232. @Jacques Sheete

    To Mike P, Jacques upped the ante, and said: “The whole damned country is an open air prison, or more precisely a slave labor camp.”

    Hey JS!

    My “Homeland” has yet to reach the critical staged outlined in the Eagles song, “Hotel California; “You can check out anytime you want, but you can never leave.”

    But as we know, Bro Jacques, guys like Linh Dinh once checked-in but left the ZUS.

    In the meantime, no doubt, there are multi-millions of Americans have checked into The Hotel Unchained Pleasure & Decadence and the rest struggle to get by and become “debt slaves.”

  233. @NoseytheDuke

    Superb summary. Concise, accurate and well stated.

  234. @TKK

    Slowly… for the obtuse:
    ATTEMPT.

    Slowly…for the even more obtuse.:

    He said they were attempting to get in. He did not say they were attempting to get out.

    Suck on that for a while; it’s easy enough to understand, but I doubt you ever could.

    • Replies: @Mike P
  235. Jazman says:
    @FB

    Nothing to add you said it perfectly

  236. Republic says:

    I underestimated the Maduro Government

    They apparently set a trap for Guaido, leading him to believe that very high officials were about to switch sides

    from moon of Alabama:

    The Trump administration, which has backed Mr. Guaidó since he first challenged Mr. Maduro’s authority more than three months ago, clearly thought the day would unfold differently.
    There is no official explanation why the Trump administration believed that the comical coup attempt by Juan Guaidó and his master Leopolo López would work.
    There are signs though that the government of President Nicolas Maduro set a trap. Several people in the top echelon of the Venezuelan government gave false promises that they would join the U.S. proxy side. They snookered Guaidó into launching his coup to let him

    This will probably happen now:
    M of A

    Then again – what might it do should a ‘massacre’ happen in Venezuela. If hundreds of Guaidó supporters get mowed down by machine gun wielding troops in a false flag operation, the U.S. would surely accuse the Maduro government. With the U.S. media and the Democratic Party fully aligned with the White House regime change strategy there would be little resistance to the use of force. A ‘humanitarian’ bombing run against Venezuelan government targets, primarily its air defenses, might then be considered to be the right response.

  237. @NoseytheDuke

    Logically, NoseytheDuke offered: “Denying the US control of Venesuela’s oil makes an attack on Iran less feasible.”

    Hi NoseytheDuke!

    Respectfully, am unsure about the above. & I insist to assert that the PNAC plan😈for Iran is primary on ZUS “Things-to-do List,” and regime change in Iran is simply put on hold.

    Salud & my respect, Nosey!

    • Agree: Iris
  238. Mike P says:
    @Jacques Sheete

    He said they were attempting to get in. He did not say they were attempting to get out.
    Suck on that for a while; it’s easy enough to understand, but I doubt you ever could.

    You should take into consideration that TKK is in prison – of course the concept of anyone wanting to get in is a little difficult to grasp for him.

    • LOL: FB
    • Replies: @Jacques Sheete
  239. FB says: • Website
    @7againstThebes

    Sky News…get real shithead…

  240. @niteranger

    Your comment brings to mind a question that I’ve attempted to answer for years, with no success, viz, are dual U.S.-Israeli citizens employed by the NSA and CIA? We know the exclusive exemption granted ‘America’s Greatest Ally” that permits the employment of its agents in the most sensitive positions in the national security complex, i.e., State, NSC, Treasury, etc., but what about dual citizens at NSA and CIA? The reasonable assumption would be that the infiltration and betrayal is complete.

    • Replies: @niteranger
  241. Realist says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    Sadly I attended a name sake Jr. High.

  242. @Jacques Sheete

    I got a kick listening to Bolton’s speech. At first I thought he was trying to throw Vladimir Padrino and the other two officials under the bus. Then I heard Madurro say they planned it to flush out any traitors within their government. You got to love the story about Madurro fleeing to Cuba. Stupid ass Pompeo believed it and tried to blame Putin, saying he told Madurro not to leave.

    Bolton told reporters, we had a deal with those people and expect them to make good their promise to support Guido. We were talking to them for weeks convincing them to join our side, and when we needed them to make their move, they didn’t.

    That was fucking funny brother, I still can’t stop laughing.

    Well my brother, you know I will contribute my 2 cents whenever I can. I keep up with your comments, too. You and Chuck keep me on my computer… I had a chance to share some words with FB, L.K., and Maowasayali. They’re very well informed and contribute some very good reading. It’s always good when I get a response from you or Chuck. Chuck is something else, he’s one of a kind…

    Thank you my brother!

    Jacques.

  243. The scalpel says: • Website
    @Anon

    I just aggravated my back pain laughing . Love it. Plumpeo

  244. FB says: • Website
    @Chris Mallory

    Good doggie…keep eating the shit the plutocrats throw you…maybe one of these days they’ll reward your sorry ass by gifting you a pot to piss in…

    • Replies: @Jacques Sheete
  245. Logan says:
    @Rabbitnexus

    Israel is a very real state. You may consider it illegitimate or evil, but there’s nothing fake about it.

    • Replies: @Rabbitnexus
  246. The scalpel says: • Website
    @TKK

    Worst case of Stockholm syndrome I’ve ever seen.

  247. @NoseytheDuke

    You are very welcome Noseytheduke…Carlos Slim was sold Telmex the State Owned phone company, Carlos Salinas De Gortari a Yale educated criminal friend of the Bush’s. Salinas De Gortari’s brother was convicted of murdering his brother in law and was investigated for drug trafficking and money laundering by Swiss Authorities. They were investigating a 50 million dollar deposit in his wife’s name. When she went to withdraw they arrested her and froze the account. The mistake the Swiss made was they were trying to tie that money to drug trafficking, but it was a kick back for the sale of a State Owned Cellular Phone company to one of their friends, another Billionaire after the sale.

    The new President has been facing unrelenting attacks, for his investigations of corrupt deals and reforms approved by the PRI/PAN parties. The level of corruption being discovered is mind boggling. An investigative reporter wrote 3 books that detail a lot of what has been happening during the past 4 criminal president’s term. Her name is Anna Lilia Perez, PEMEX R.I.P., The Black Cartel and Blue Shirts Black Hands, just in case anyone on here is interested in reading what’s been going on in Mexico that is not reported in the MSM.

    Thank you…

  248. @Carlton Meyer

    Mr. Meyer,

    Thank you for sharing the clip. I had read about the situation in Veracruz during the revolution, but I didn’t know what actually happened. I thought the Americans were there to stop a German arms shipment. The invasion, murder and theft of the city I was completely unaware of.

    Sometimes I wonder when this shit is going to stop!

    Thanks again…

    • Replies: @Republic
  249. The scalpel says: • Website
    @FB

    Steal These Empire Files

    • LOL: FB
    • Replies: @FB
  250. Republic says:
    @J. Gutierrez

    You should visit the new Naval Museum in Veracruz. It is very impressive. Many pictures of the US 1914 invasion.

    By the way did you know that the Mexican navy is one of the least corrupt institutions in Mexico?

    • Replies: @J. Gutierrez
    , @Hibernian
    , @anon
  251. denk says:
    @A123

    breitbbart ?
    You’ve outed yourself as disinfo agent many times already.

    Your cred is 0,
    Time to change moniker,
    hehehhehe

    P.S.
    Do you know whats the gold standard for
    industrial scale, cold blooded murder ?
    Try Fallujah.

  252. denk says:

    In case your forget….

    Comparisons Between Recent U.S.-Backed Coups
    Caracas and Kathmandu

    https://monthlyreview.org/commentary/comparisons-between-recent-u-s-backed-coups/

  253. @FB

    I’m impressed with your knowledge of Venezuelan history. I watched Chavez several times on TV. The UN speech when he got to the podium and said, ” it still smells like sulfur”, when Bush had just stepped down. “I think Satan was just here, the sulfur smell is strong”, he added. The interview with John Pylger was very interesting to watch him try and communicate in English. “Would you like a cup of coffee?” he asked John. And started laughing. Chavez was a good man, that introduced a new Constitution. Have you had a chance to read it, FB? It protects the people of Venezuela far more than the US Constitution, with the amendments to the US Constitution after 9/11 the Venezuelan Constitution is by far better for the citizens.

  254. @Republic

    I’ve had the opportunity to visit most of Mexico, but I haven’t been to Veracruz. I know I would love it, due to it’s different culture with Afro-Cuban influence. The music and dance is very similar to the Caribbean islands.

    No, I wasn’t aware of the Mexican Navy’s reputation. I know the Mexican Marines are very well respected by the US Military. I guess they are part of the Navy, if we follow the US military structure.

    Thank you brother..

  255. FB says: • Website
    @The scalpel

    Little Freudian slip there doc…kind of amazing nobody else caught that…gone but not forgotten…?

    • LOL: The Scalpel
  256. denk says:

    ‘The CIA has developed great expertise in undermining the governments of other countries. They use a great variety of methods, including propaganda, disinformation, fabricated incidents, infiltration of labor unions and other organizations, using the Agency for International Development or the National Endowment for Democracy as conduits to funnel money to opposition groups and so on. The American Institute for Free Labor Development was a CIA-organized union, which taught many Latin American labor leaders to have a friendly, sympathetic view of capitalism, rather than an antagonistic, Marxist viewpoint. The CIA itself controls media outlets in most countries. The rich media corporations not directly controlled by the CIA are usually very sympathetic to the CIA agenda anyhow and are willing to cooperate with them.

    Chile prior to the overthrow of Salvador Allende is an excellent example of how the CIA uses propaganda. Thousands of posters were produced showing Chilean children with a hammer and sickle stamped on their forehead. A radio spot was produced featuring the sound of a machine gun followed by a woman’s cry: ” They have killed my child-the communists.” The announcer then added in impassioned tones: “Communism offers only blood and pain. For this not to happen in Chile, we must elect Eduardo Frei president.” All sorts of lurid gossip about the private lives of targeted leaders like Salvador Allende are produced to sway public opinion about them in a negative direction. They use agent provocateurs in demonstrations to create incidents and sometimes deaths that reflect unfavorably on the government. A striking example was in Italy, where the CIA in collaboration with Italian fascists blew up the Bologna railway station and blamed it on communists.’

    http://rochester.indymedia.org/node/1503

  257. Venezuela for US is do or die.
    For now!
    Globalization will die one way or the other.

  258. Anonymous[111] • Disclaimer says:
    @Miro23

    Even the Daily Mail’s readership is starting to have doubts about the press feed “Maduro’s plane waiting on the tarmac – talked out of it by Putin story” repeated word for word.

    Ha! I knew it. When Saker wrote that the story was a random Pompeo’s brain-fart, I was shaking my head. Creating a false narrative about your target’s desperation to run away is Standard Operating Procedure during a coup. It’s meant to convince the loyalists it’s “all over”.

    Same thing happened during the recent Turkish coup. The US (((establisment))) carefully avoided showing any support for Erdogan while the MSM “confirmed” that he was unsuccessfully begging to land his plane in one of the EU countries (I forgot which one). No wonder he’s a bit grumpy since then.

    • Replies: @Miro23
  259. @J. Gutierrez

    A gentleman, my Brother J. Gutierrez said to Jacques Sheete: “It’s always good when I get a response from you or Chuck. Chuck is something else, he’s one of a kind…”

    Scranton greetings, J.G.!

    I learn from The Dealer but I got problems with this article title, “Behold the weakness of the Empire.”

    Yes, doubtless, my American-Israeli Empire is definitely “weakening,” but ole hombres, like me for example, EARN & take what I can get. Fyi, decades ago, I learned how my gluttonous ‘guvmint was still very capable of giving Pershing missile size butt-fucks to the great majority of “Homelanders.”

    Now, (Zigh), they are doing it with wet Kosher pickles and tell you it’s healthy. So here is to Mnuchin and Kushner, 🖕!

    (Zigh) Economic prognostications from freaks like Paul Krugman are for what ex-Reagan Assistant Treasury Department Chief, Paul Craig Roberts, calls the “Sheeple.” I will not be that kind.

    All my life since a skinny football defensive “safety,” I was distorted by tyrannical superiors. To date, I am still standing, Senor G.

    Linked way down below is a picture of me, on the right. It’s about a decade old. See me in the white dust mask & rake? Yea, I am “different,” J.G., as one can easily tell by the purposefully defiant pose.

    Fyi, employed as an OSHA-certified Emergency Haz Mat Spill Response Supervisor, I was doing less supervision & more labor, which involved searching through three (3) fucking Mercy Hospital compactors which were rejected for disposal at the local Keystone Landfill. Hospital staff accidentally 😕 tossed bloody garments, tubes, scrubs, needles, etcetera, which are a “no-no” and regulated as “Red Bag” Infectious Waste. Such stuff had to clawed out of each fucking compactors. 😖

    Thanks so much for the meaningful cross border exchanges, JG! I’d love to sentence Fran Taubman & Lot to a week of labor involving removal of bloody needles & scrubs from the Knesset Congress West’s waste flow!

    https://images.app.goo.gl/gGS2KgD9h3PiEmM28

    Post scriptum: The Environmental Protection Agency takes better care of of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill faces than it does for it’s ZUS “regulated” citizens.

  260. FB says: • Website
    @J. Gutierrez

    Hugo Chavez was a great man of the people…and we have to realize that the globalist scumbags were undermining Venezuela and its reforms from day one…with full help and support of the comprador elite…

    He passed way before his time…if he was still around the situation would be different…he was a good shepherd for his people…

    I’m not familiar with the actual constitution of Venezuela…but it is important to remember that words on a piece of paper only go so far…in the US that’s not very far at all…in fact those beautiful words of the US Constitution and Bill of Rights only exist in a glass bookcase…where the rubber meets the road ordinary folks are simply squashed like bugs by a Gestapo police state…while crooks in pinstripe suits rob the people blind…

    In Venezuela people trust their government…they know they are defending them…and even feeding them…yes every family gets food packages…despite the criminal US blockade…and the equally crminal sabotage and hoarding by the wealthy elites that control business…the Venezuelan government still manages to make sure that families and children are fed…

    That’s the reality right now…and there is no shortage of on the ground reporting from honest alternative media that shows what’s going on…the prison trolls here can fling all the bullshit they want…but it has no reality…

  261. Miro23 says:
    @Anonymous

    The place that really needs a coup isn’t Venezuela, it’s the United States.

    The military can restrict the MSM to sports for a while, and pay a visit to New York, Washington, the CIA and FBI, and round up everyone who had anything to do with 9/11.

    Put them on trial for murder and treason, get them plea bargaining – and see what comes out.

    • Agree: FB, Jacques Sheete, Rurik
  262. peterAUS says:
    @7againstThebes

    Re the first paragraph, I was hoping you knew, personally, some people.
    I guess this isn’t a bad reading:
    https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/guaido-military-mutiny-miscalculation-190228143729957.html
    Excerpt:

    [MORE]

    The dilemma of the Venezuelan soldier
    The flipside to all of this is the social aspect of the civil-military doctrine. The bulk of any military force tends to come from the lower social classes, which in itself should favour empathy for the lot of those same segments of the population. But the civil-military alliance further reinforced this, directly involving the armed forces in the delivery of social projects “to create closer bonds of trust, cooperation, and mutual identification between the civilian population and the military”.

    The social crisis has reached such proportions – with food shortages, disintegration of the health system, rampant crime, and mass migration – that no soldier can remain untouched by its grim consequences. There are undoubtedly many within the armed forces who are deeply troubled and angry about the devastating effects of the Maduro government’s policies on those very people that the Bolivarian movement was designed to help, but the lower ranks face even stronger disincentives to defect than their commanding officers.

    No salary can compete with Venezuela’s runaway inflation, but in the military more than elsewhere Maduro has tried to maintain a modicum of purchasing power. Closeness to the state also confers better access to subsidised goods and public services for security forces and their families. Though nowhere near sufficient in themselves, these small advantages make all the difference in Venezuela’s precarious situation. The alternative of defection also presents immense risks, particularly in terms of retribution against soldiers and their families.

    The painful effects of the cruel personal dilemma for soldiers were in evidence during the aid standoff on Venezuela’s borders on February 23. Some security personnel blocking the Colombian border wept as protesters urged them to defect. Others bolted across the border on foot, their gravest fear clearly that they would be caught within Venezuela and have to suffer the consequences.

    Overall, these severe personal concerns quite naturally outweigh any broader social ones.

  263. @FB

    Solid FB summary: ‘That’s the reality right now…and there is no shortage of on the ground reporting from honest alternative media that shows what’s going on…”

    Right now on Fox News Radio, station Scranton, the hostile-Neoconservative, Sean Hannity, is howling that Hezbollah & Iran are in Venezuela. 😕

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
    • Replies: @FB
  264. FB says: • Website
    @ChuckOrloski

    Come on Chucky…you don’t have youtube in Scranton…?…start with RT…they usually have someone on the ground in Caracas…

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  265. @FB

    Got it, FBoy!

    Thanks.

  266. She rots from the top.
    Corrupts both hemispheres.
    Will it ever stop?
    To Satan she endears.

  267. Anonymous[399] • Disclaimer says:
    @Miro23

    Trump should have done something similar upon assuming the throne.

    Alas, he’s an ignorant pussy. He started ignorant of the true depth of the global swamp and then became increasingly pussyfied when some of its creatures lashed out from the fog.

    • Replies: @Jacques Sheete
  268. @Miro23

    I totally agree with you on this one! There is just one problem…who has the balls to lead the charge up to Washington? I’m telling you the world might have a chance to avoid total destruction, if the AngloZionists Israel worshiping US government were to be stopped.

  269. @Sick of Orcs

    I meant to click on Agree, but slipped. This is much the most convincing explanation of US foreign policy, except for pleasing the Israelis. I am not sure which is the more important but probably there are two warring factions where there is any conflict between the two policies.

  270. The coup has only been put off to another day , a recent article in the Economist magazine said to “try again ” and there is no doubt that they will .

  271. It is all so sad. By all accounts Trump came into office beholden to no one. Despite that he seems to have voluntarily sold his ass to the NeoCons. Candidate Trump was vehemently anti nation building. President Trump is the NeoCons bitch. Maybe the people who said that Trump has no core values were right all along?

    • Replies: @bluedog
  272. bluedog says:
    @Robert Whatever

    Or perhaps as Bolton said “he’s a moron”, but as in all empires as they give up the ghost its the best that we have.!!!

  273. @J. Gutierrez

    Absolutely, Chavez’ UN speech was a classic.

  274. Mike P says:
    @Miro23

    The military can restrict the MSM to sports for a while, and pay a visit to New York, Washington, the CIA and FBI, and round up everyone who had anything to do with 9/11.

    The military is the problem, not the solution.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  275. @Logan

    No it is not legitimate. It exists in contravention of the only argument for legitimacy, namely the original resolution in the League of Nations. The text of that resolution clearly makes “Israel’s” legitimacy based upon specific borders and the co-creation of a state of Palestine. By blocking the Palestinian state the zippers are also cancelling their own. NO amount of other states ‘recognising’ the state of “Israel” makes it legitimate. It is in fact nothing but an ongoing military adventure, pretending to be a state.

    You can think what you like about the terrorist entity and abortion of humanity but that will not make it a real boy.

    • Replies: @Rabbitnexus
    , @Logan
  276. @Rabbitnexus

    One more thing. To be “recognised” as a state, requires fixed borders. “Israel” refuses to do so. Making any so-called recognition a fraud.

    • Agree: Beefcake the Mighty, L.K
  277. @Chris Mallory

    I’m disappointed in you Chris, I would have thought that you knew that communism was funded by the mega-rich banksters and always just a tool for them to achieve global control. I would have bet money on it, and lost it too by betting on you.

    Wanting an equitable distribution of wealth and opportunity is not communism. For a time Americans had good paying jobs and the incentives to work hard at them. They made good products and bought houses, cars, appliances and good things for their families. The future looked bright, right up until it went up in smoke literally, with the diversion of wealth towards weapons of war. It was the bogus spectre of communism that facilitated that and it seems there are still some who haven’t learned anything from it. Sad that!

    Francis Moore-Lappe said that poverty is not a case of not enough wealth but rather a case of not enough (real) democracy. Think about that. It used to be that Americans wanting a better life for everyone were simply called Americans not commies.

    • Agree: FB
    • Replies: @Hibernian
  278. @Mike P

    Mike P solved it! To Miro23, he said: “The military is the problem, not the solution.”

    Hey Mike P.

    Am getting ancient here @ U.R. comments, and you might recall 🤔 when Dr. Philip Giraldi let us know that it’s actually “the Zionized military.”

    In P.G.’s latest U.R. article, & fyi, he talks how this fucker, Greenblatt, gets away with “blaming Palestinians for Gaza.”😖

    In no way do I desire to piss-off the heroic & patriotic Phil G., but my contention is the following:
    After my fellow “Homelanders” bought into the incredible whopper about Arabs having done 9/11, & afterward The Shrub launched a theatrical revenge-war in order to get the El Supremo terrorist OBL — who was hiding out inside “Graveyard of Empires” caves 🙄 — the totally unaccountable secular & elite ZUS Jews 😈 can now (!) easily blame Maduro for Gaza.

    No sweat…, imperfect practice makes perfect abyss. Fyi, they also can blame The Saker for trafficking weapons to Hezbollah in Caracas. 😟

    (Zigh) Buy into the primary Zio lie, and our Zionist Corporate Media’s follow-up lies are much easier to sell to ‘da dumb goyim public! And when the pricks get caught, hahaha, no problem, ‘cuz new & improved lies 🇮🇱 are spun.

    Salud & my respect, Mike P!

    • Replies: @Mike P
  279. akkra says:

    Weakness of the Empire huh?
    Weakness of the empire is that not enough children are born to the empire which actually were born to parents of the empire. Not any empire, just this one.
    It has been known through millennia that if you don’t produce enough children your culture will die.
    MAKE MORE CHILDREN! The battle is ongoing.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @akkra
  280. akkra says:
    @akkra

    Make more children unfortunately means including the female segment of the white race in your plans. Nobody wants to because many of them have turned so rabid that they could be included in a general definition of the undead. Bite the bullet and do it anyway. Things may change, though I wouldn’t count on it. And to be honest, I wouldn’t really think of mating a vampire myself. Bitten by the fangs of Jewish female authors for the benefit of Jews, Is there anything left to save?
    Take a random turn in your innocent dreams and suddenly find the very throat of your life pierced by the fangs of a vampire? Not much to look forward to after that abomination!
    Might be better to make a few buck for retirement and retire into the loving arms of the oriental enemy on a magical island somewhere where the war doesn’t rage on. Have children there.

  281. @Charlie Beall

    You are correct. Almost all the people who work for the intelligence agencies and those in Neocon network who are Jewish most certainly have dual citizenship with Israel. When this question is brought up everyone is called antisemitic and racist.

  282. Hibernian says:
    @Republic

    “By the way did you know that the Mexican navy is one of the least corrupt institutions in Mexico?”

    What kind of corruption could they engage in? How many ships do they have? Are they really a Coast Guard rather than a Navy, as many nations’ Navies are?

    • Replies: @Republic
  283. Hibernian says:
    @J. Gutierrez

    “…with the amendments to the US Constitution after 9/11…”

    There weren’t any; the Patriot Act was not an amendment to the Constitution; you are a clown.

    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  284. @Hibernian

    Clearly this was the point he intended to make.

    Patriot Act and Privacy Debate. Despite the supposed noble intentions behind the Patriot Act, the law is still hotly debated. Civil rights groups have claimed it violates American citizens’ Constitutional rights and allows the government to spy on them without due process, search their homes without consent and increase the risk of ordinary citizens being accused of crimes without just cause.

    The federal government asserts the Patriot Act has safeguards to protect the rights of American citizens. Still, some parts of the law were found illegal by the courts. For instance, in 2015 the United States of Appeals for the Second Circuit found Section 215 of the Patriot Act could not be used to validate the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records.

    https://www.history.com/topics/21st-century/patriot-act

    A simple error does not make one a clown although a comment such as yours manages to come pretty close to doing just that. Take your meds.

    • Agree: ChuckOrloski
    • Replies: @Hibernian
    , @J. Gutierrez
  285. Mike P says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    you might recall when Dr. Philip Giraldi let us know that it’s actually “the Zionized military.”

    No, I don’t, but I will go look for it. Thanks!

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  286. @Mike P

    You should take into consideration that TKK is in prison
    – of course the concept of anyone wanting to get in is a little difficult to grasp for him.

    That undoubtedly goes for what passes for a mind as well as his body.

  287. @J. Gutierrez

    Well my brother, you know I will contribute my 2 cents whenever I can.

    Your insights and comments are virtually priceless to me, so please keep it up! Yeah, CO, is a hoot. I always read his as well.

  288. @FB

    …maybe one of these days they’ll reward your sorry ass by gifting you a pot to piss in…

    They’ll tell him it’s a golden goblet and he’ll use it for a cup. And they’ll still keep taxing his use of the thing and he’ll gladly keep paying.

  289. @FB

    …but it is important to remember that words on a piece of paper only go so far…in the US that’s not very far at all…in fact those beautiful words of the US Constitution and Bill of Rights only exist in a glass bookcase…where the rubber meets the road ordinary folks are simply squashed like bugs by a Gestapo police state…while crooks in pinstripe suits rob the people blind…

    Elegant.

  290. @Anonymous

    Alas, he’s an ignorant pussy.

    Close, but wrong orifice. I mean, we all need our assholes, but please don’t diss poosies like that! 😉

  291. @Mike P

    Hi Mike P!

    At the bottom of Philip Giraldi’s U.R. articles is found his (brief)profile which includes an email address by which he can be reached. Perhaps you can email Phil and ask him the name of the article title where reference to the “US Zionized military” is made. Is a worthy endeavor!

    By the way, & as you know, there are a few essentially good commenters here at U.R. who are inclined to support Tulsi Gabbard’s 2020 presidential campaign.

    Fyr, linked below is a strong voice which remains of the American “Left,” that of Counterpunch co-editor, J. St. Clair. He focused upon the success of the Jewish Lobbies # 1 “selection,” Knesset Senator West, Scranton homey, 🙄 Joe Biden (Zio D./De).

    In “plain sight,” and in development, you shall see a remastered D.C./Tell Aviv Obama regime disk! (zzZigh)

    Salud & my respect, Mike P.

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/05/03/roaming-charges-biden-in-plain-sight/

    Selah, to elect or select a Commander in Chief?, that is the overwhelming “Homeland” question.

  292. annamaria says:

    The dishonorable brass: K.W. TIDD, Admiral, USN, COMMANDER
    https://stephenlendman.org/2019/05/top-secret-us-plan-for-toppling-maduro-and-eliminating-venezuelan-social-democracy/ “Top Secret US Plan for Toppling Maduro and Eliminating Venezuelan Social Democracy”

    This document was personally signed by Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, who was the Commander (the chief), at SOUTHCOM, and he was thus the top U.S. military official handling Venezuela. But this was far more than just a military plan. It instructed SOUTHCOM:

    Encouraging popular dissatisfaction by increasing scarcity and rise in price of the foodstuffs, medicines and other essential goods for the inhabitants. Making more harrowing and painful the scarcities of the main basic merchandises.” …

    intensifying the undercapitalization of the country, the leaking out of foreign currency and the deterioration of its monetary base, bringing about the application of new inflationary measures.” …

    Fully obstruct imports, and at the same time discouraging potential foreign investors in order to make the situation more critical for the population.” …

    Appealing to domestic allies as well as other people inserted from abroad in the national scenario in order to generate protests, riots and insecurity, plunders, thefts, assaults and highjacking of vessels as well as other means of transportation, with the intention of deserting this country in crisis through all borderlands and other possible ways, jeopardizing in such a way the National Security of neighboring frontier nations.

    Causing victims and holding the Government responsible for them. Magnifying, in front of the world, the humanitarian crisis in which the country has been submitted to.”

    “Tidd is the son of Vice Admiral Emmett H. Tidd, who was the commander of all naval surface forces in the Pacific during the Vietnam War:” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_W._Tidd

    The commander is indeed a loyal servant to the banksters.

    • Replies: @FB
    , @annamaria
  293. FB says: • Website
    @annamaria

    Well this certainly makes crystal clear just who is responsible for the civilian suffering…it is not Maduro, but the criminal US as spelled out in this document…

    Notice that ‘magnifying in front of the whole world, the humanitarian crisis’ is an important point of this diabolical plan…

    Interesting word ‘magnify’… It literally means to make to appear bigger than it really is…

    Think about that folks…these monsters choose their words very carefully…how does one make the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis appear bigger than it is…?

    Obviously the lying media are doing their bit, by way of blatantly false reports and exaggerations…but also the prison troll farms, which we see active on this discussion forum…

    • Replies: @Sergey Krieger
  294. annamaria 🙌 shared this valuable insight: “The commander is indeed a loyal servant to the banksters.”

    As forever, “thank you” for the education,annamaria!

    Anecdotal to the above, Commander K.W. Tidd is a key spoke in the crooked wheel of the US’s “Zionized military.” *

    * A brave & America First Veteran, Dr
    Philip Giraldi had the sauce to brand what is “is,” my Homeland’s “Zionized military.”

  295. fnn says:

    Despite all this, Kunstler thinks Trump/Barr will be forced into breaking much of the Deep State:
    https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/deeper-into-the-dark/

    In short and in effect, the Democratic Party itself is headed to trial on a vector that takes it straight into November next year. How do you imagine it will look to voters when Mr. Obama’s CIA chief, John Brennan, his NSA Director James Clapper, a baker’s dozen of former Obama top FBI and DOJ officials, including former AG Loretta Lynch, and sundry additional players in the great game of RussiaGate Gotcha end up ‘splainin’ their guts out to a whole different cast of federal prosecutors? It’s hardly out of the question that Barack Obama himself and Mrs. Clinton may face charges in all this mischief and depravity.

    It’s surely true that the public is sick of the RussiaGate spectacle. (I know readers of this blog complain about it.) But it’s no exaggeration to say that this is the worst and most tangled scandal that the US government has ever seen, and that failing to resolve it successfully really is an existential threat to the project of being a republic. I was a young newspaper reporter during Watergate and that was like a game of animal lotto compared to this garbage barge of malfeasance.

  296. anon[843] • Disclaimer says:

    does Saker write the headlines?

    headlines like this make him look petty

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  297. anon[843] • Disclaimer says:
    @Republic

    By the way did you know that the Mexican navy is one of the least corrupt institutions in Mexico?

    did you know that some dog turds taste better than other dog turds?

  298. Anonymous [AKA "taegetedindividual"] says:

    The US Air Force has a system to supress whistleblowers, opposition to the government and other “undesirable” persons. It is called “Targeted Individual Program”. More info about it:

    https://everydayconcerned.net

    https://www.targetedevidence.com

    https://www.targetedjustice.com

  299. peterAUS says:
    @anon

    does Saker write the headlines?

    Most likely.

    headlines like this make him look petty

    Headlines like this serve the purpose. He and the people behind him know what they are doing.
    Now…..what does that make of all the people who need his writings is another, mildly interesting, question. Let’s not go there.

    • Replies: @anon
  300. Republic says:
    @Hibernian

    Major ship of the Mexican navy were purchased from the US,Israel and Spain. The navy has its own patrol boats designed and built in Mexico.

    It has four frigates of the Allende class.

    The navy has a lot of drug interdiction duties. The Mexican marines (25,000) have been used in the anti drug wars

    They captured El Chapo twice. They were used to track down and kill the drug lord Arturo Beltran Leyva in 2009 in the northern city of Monterrey.

    When the Mexican government gave a dead marine who had been killed in the Monterrey operation a public funeral, which meant that he could be identified,the cartel then took revenge by killing his mother,brother sister and aunt during a candle lit vigil in Tabasco state.

    I understand that the navy has the most educated officers in the armed forces and many have studied and have been stationed abroad.

    Pure White Mexican officers are often to be found in the Mexican navy..

    • Replies: @FB
    , @J. Gutierrez
  301. Rurik says:

    the situation in Venezuela is complicated, it seems to me.

    And I consider it unfortunate that the Saker’s photo of the woman at the bottom of his article is wearing what appears to be a ‘commie’ red star on her hat.

    That kind of thing only complicates the situation further, because one of the main reasons the Regime is using as a pretext for their coup, is that Maduro is a commie, and (rightly) for a lot of people, that mean’s he’s anathema to general prosperity and freedom.

    But that said, I’ll just say I have a metric. It’s the same metric I use to cypher who the good guy and bad guys are in places like Ukraine or the Middle East, for instance.

    The way the metric works, is ‘are they friends of Zion?’ And if so, then they are most certainly the bad guys.

    Ukros? Yep, bad guys.

    Saudis = bad guys

    Brits = ditto

    Macron, Merkel, Trump = you got it.

    Where it gets complicated is in places like Turkey, for instance. When Erdogan is playing ball with the Zios, as in helping to dismantle Syria for his own nefarious agenda – he’s a bad guy. A friend of Zios.

    But then sometimes he acts against the Zios, and can be a good actor.

    So the point is, as Venezuela is in the cross hairs of Zion (ZUSA), and we all wonder exactly what’s going on, all I really need to know is that Maduro is no friend of Zion, and that sort of tells me all I have to know about who the bad actors are.

    As long as Trump is sending Eliot Abrams, (a ((neocon))), that’s all I need to know, that Maduro should have my support.

    God bless the good people of Venezuela, and God speed to their perseverance over the forces of evil in the world = (my government).

    • Agree: Miro23
  302. FB says: • Website
    @Republic

    ‘Pure White’ you say…well, you know that’s got to be extra good then…

    • Replies: @Republic
  303. Svigor says:

    Behold its corollary, the asphyxiating weakness of Russia.

    LOL.

  304. Republic says:
    @FB

    just an observation, some people are not aware that at least 10% of the Mexican population,including almost all recent Presidents are of pure unmixed European descent.

    The Mexican ruling class is almost all completely white. The poorest Mexicans coming to the US are the darkest Indians, from the far South.

  305. @FB

    Meanwhile the real tragedies are being made invisible. Yemen anybody?

  306. FB says: • Website

    So Trump just had a ‘very good’ telephone talk with Putin…and Justin Raimondo figures Trump is setting up the neocon stooges for a good whoopin’…certainly this latest spiel has made Porker Pompeo and company look pretty darn stupid…

    Are you tired of losing yet…?

    That’s surely what some of the adults in the room are asking…

    • Replies: @Erebus
  307. Anonymous[305] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rurik

    The old Left-Right (Socialism vs Capitalism) political choices are mostly outdated now. Socialism can actually work in a white – or other, cohesive, high-IQ – country but that’s something we can leave for later.

    Our white race is getting genocided now (and cohesive, high-IQ, East Asian populations targeted for the same fate with different instruments) so we absolutely have to eliminate the lethal parasite before we can worry about the finer details.

    Essentially, it doesn’t matter what education or wealth we can leave to our children if they’re all dead.

  308. @Justsaying

    Americans are busy with Eating and Drinking Beers and then sleep comfortably! Reality of the situation is that the Americans don’t give a shit about how and what their government does to protects food and beer supplies for their tummies and gasoline supply for their cars! Committing more crimes by the war criminals are welcomed as long as they protect their wishes and desire for comfort! But unfortunately one day they will wake up and acts surprised when they realizing that the entire system has collapsed overnight!

    • Replies: @Miro23
    , @anon
  309. annamaria says:
    @annamaria

    Earth to commander Tidd: “Daesh’s new territories,” by Thierry Meyssan https://www.voltairenet.org/article206359.html

    Al-Qaïda is an auxiliary paramilitary force for NATO, while Daesh is an Allied land army.

    Daesh is a creation of the NATO Intelligence services… Al-Qaïda was an auxiliary army for NATO – we saw them fight in Afghanistan, then in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and finally in Iraq, Libya and Syria. …

    Oussama Ben Laden, officially listed as Public Enemy Number One, in fact lived in Azerbaïdjan under US protection, as revealed by an FBI whistle-blower.

    Let us not forget that the attacks of 11 September in New York and Washington have never been claimed by Al-Qaïda, that Oussama Ben Laden declared that he was not implicated, and that the video in which he contradicted this original statement has been authenticated only by his employer, the Pentagon, but has been declared to be false by all independent experts. …

    Since Daesh has been deprived of its territory (first of all due to the courage of the Syrian Arab Army, then due to the Russian Air Force), the survivors can no longer play the role which was handed to them by the Westerners, but only a function similar to that of Al-Qaïda – a terrorist militia.

    Earth to this Tidd: https://stephenlendman.org/2019/05/top-secret-us-plan-for-toppling-maduro-and-eliminating-venezuelan-social-democracy/ “Top Secret US Plan for Toppling Maduro and Eliminating Venezuelan Social Democracy”

  310. annamaria says:

    NATO: https://qz.com/1585657/nato-70-four-charts-that-explain-the-alliance/
    “The US spends more than other NATO members, according to The New York Times (paywall), “both in total cost and as a percentage of GDP—on its own defense.”

    https://www.nato.int/nato-welcome/index.html

    NATO promotes democratic values and enables members to consult and cooperate on defence and security-related issues to solve problems, build trust and, in the long run, prevent conflicts.

    See Daesh and Al’ Qaida as de facto employees of NATO: https://www.voltairenet.org/article206359.html#nh1%5D

    NATO is committed to the peaceful resolution of disputes.

    See the “humanitarian intervention ” in Libya: https://www.rt.com/op-ed/421711-libya-war-gaddafi-intervention/

  311. Hibernian says:
    @NoseytheDuke

    “Wanting an equitable distribution of wealth and opportunity is not communism.”

    Depends on what you call equitable.

    • Replies: @Svigor
  312. Hibernian says:
    @NoseytheDuke

    His comment was reminiscent of Pres. Trump’s comment, in 2016 before he became POTUS, that his sister, a federal judge, passed bills.

    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  313. Miro23 says:
    @Monty Ahwazi

    I think that this is right. At some point the US dollar is going to go and the US public is going to get Zio world in their faces (i.e. they’re going to be destitute and controlled by Homeland Security).

    At that point the US has collapsed, and it is up to the Chinese and Russians to be alert and look after their own interests. They’re already preparing for this.

    • Agree: bluedog
  314. @Hibernian

    I mean like when Henry Ford paid his workers a decent wage, more than he could have gotten away with, so that they could be upwardly mobile and buy things like Ford cars. It was good for Ford and good for America.

    In more recent decades even ordinary unskilled workers had a wage that enabled them to provide a roof over their heads and food on the table for their families. This is now disappearing and increasingly the situation for many is as this article reveals. In the long term, this is hardly good for the Waltons and their kind, or the nation.

    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to clarify what I meant.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/02/six-people-who-prove-capitalism-is-broken-in-america

    • Agree: FB, ChuckOrloski, Mike P, L.K
    • Replies: @Miro23
  315. anon[170] • Disclaimer says:
    @peterAUS

    i want to respect him but things like this and “ukronazi!” “ukronazi!” “ukronazi!” make it difficult

    serious writers don’t do these kind of things

    • Replies: @bluedog
    , @EugeneGur
  316. @NoseytheDuke

    You’re a good man NoseytheDuke….It’s quite obvious Mr. Hibernian waits like a starving vulture for someone to slip and become his prey. But, I’m also predator and Mr. Hibernian is weak because he chose such a trivial sentence in my comment to call me out on. No matter how correct or incorrect my statement was, the bottom line was, there was a change to the US constitution that took away rights Mr. Hibernian had before 9/11. Me, I wasn’t effected because I don not live in the US.

    This clown can express himself 100% in Spanish or English both verbally or written. If he wanted to correct me, he could have done it without his stupid clown insinuation, and I would have graciously thanked him for it. That’s why I’m addressing you and not him. I would have just told him to “suck my clown dick” and we know clowns have big feet!

    Thanks again…I can hand the high IQ people on here…with no problem!

  317. Krollchem says:
    @TKK

    You must have been jumping with joy seeing that the Venezuelan flag held by Guaido’s supporters at the Columbian bridge had a Star of David in the center of the flag? (Time stamp 1:09:40).

    Do you realize that the US is providing about 600 million US$ in aid to Columbia and none to Venezuela. Have you forgot that the Elite in Columbia is responsible for the deaths of about 240,000 Columbians?

    Your Columbian friends are responsible for massive shipments of Cocaline as 93-94% of the cocaine that was seized came from Columbia and to a much smaller extent from Ecuador. Of the 6-7% of the cocaine seized in the Caribbean corridor the majority the remainder came from Columbia with smaller quantities originating from Venezuela (mostly Columbian paramilitaries operating in 10 Western State of Venezuela), Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.
    https://www.businessinsider.com/heres-how-drugs-are-getting-smuggled-from-south-america-to-the-us-2017-9

  318. @Republic

    Hey Republic,

    You’re right the Mexican Navy will never compete with the US Navy but it does have quite a few ships. And because we are not a warmongering empire building nation we don’t need a huge Navy. Mexico has been building their own ships, just as you say, because we need to stop illegal US fishing vessels and CIA financed cocaine hauling speed boats. Mexico just signed a contract to build Russian civilian and military helicopters and they have been trying to convince us not to buy used F-16s from the US. They want Mexico to build the Mig-29s and establish a maintenance program to service the planes sold in Latin America. Mexico hasn’t committed to buying any fighters from any country.

    I am of the opinion that buying new advanced fighters would be a waste of money for Mexico. The F-21 and F-35 Fighters will dominate the Mexican sky no matter what fighter they buy. I believe Mexico needs to buy ground to air missile systems. The Swedish made missile systems manufactured by Saab should be researched. Such as the RBS15 anti ship system, the BAMSE SRSAM ground to air systems. You can buy thousands of missiles for the price of one F-21.

    A lot of people wonder why Mexico doesn’t have any tanks. Mexico decided long ago that its mountainous terrain was not suited for tank warfare. So they elected to purchase and build wheeled Armor Vehicles such as the ERC 90 F1 Lynx and the VCR-TT 6X6 APC . They also incorporated various tank killing weapons such as, Russian Anti Tank RPG’s, France’s Milan Anti-Tank missiles.

    Mexico manufactures its own assault rifles FX-05 Xiuhcoatl chambered in Nato 5.56 and a new sniper system has been in development and should be available this year.

    I live in Monterrey, but I think they killed Leyva in Tampico which is close by, but I might be wrong. The guy that killed the soldiers family was an American citizen born in Laredo, TX. They called him La Barbie and he didn’t like that the soldier took selfies of Leyva dead body and himself. He was a badass from what I have read, he was extradited to the US a few years ago.

    If you google “Andres Manuel Lopez Abrador Presidential Acceptance Speech” on Youtube you will see 3 Mexican Marines, a White Male, a Female and a Brown Male its a long video so I didn’t want to attach it here. You are somewhat right… there are White Mexican Officers in the Navy, but there is also a lot of White Mexicans in Mexico. People in the US just don’t see them because they stay in Mexico.

    Anyway my brother, its good that you take time to learn about events in Mexico and have definitely learned a lot. They don’t teach you those things in school, you have to self educate yourself.

    Have a nice day brother!!!

  319. Svigor says:
    @Hibernian

    I’m not a socialist. I’m not a communist. I’m not even particularly into the idea of wealth redistribution.

    BUT, looking at the scale we have now, yeah, I’d love to lop the top .01% (by people, not by wealth) off the top of the pyramid. Take ALL of their shit and spread it around. We don’t need people with that much money. They serve no purpose. If they’re so mega-awesome, they’ll make another pile of money in no time flat, anyway.

    Why, you ask? Because there are so many sacks of shit in that group (we’re talking oligarchs here) and they’re doing so much bad with all that money. The world would be a better place if they didn’t have it.

    For my part, it’s got nothing to do with the poor, or fairness, or any of that. It’s more like removing a boil from the face of humanity.

    • Replies: @Beefcake the Mighty
  320. Miro23 says:
    @NoseytheDuke

    In more recent decades even ordinary unskilled workers had a wage that enabled them to provide a roof over their heads and food on the table for their families. This is now disappearing and increasingly the situation for many is as this article reveals.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/02/six-people-who-prove-capitalism-is-broken-in-america

    That’s an article worth reading, showing how the US is on its way from a Western Inclusive society to a Third World Extractive one – destination the Philippines with a tiny billionaire elite surrounded by a mass of hopeless poverty.

    Rich Western societies have historically taken the Extractive > Inclusive route but the US is a rare example of a society in regression – going Inclusive > Extractive.

    Like the article says:

    And in the United States today, the richest three Americans hold more wealth than the bottom 50% of the country.

    IMO this is bound to happen if the US elite can enforce global wage competition for traded goods (e.g. Sri Lanka 60c an hour for clothing manufacture) and open frontiers wage competition for non-traded goods (e.g. $3 an hour for Latino service labour).

  321. anon[352] • Disclaimer says:

    “On the other hand, if you’re a one-trick pony, make sure the pony performs his steps on command.”

    From the dates you quoted, 2005 – 2019, the US has consistently been outmaneuvered and has either lost every major foreign policy battle or has seen its efforts backfire horrendously: Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iran, Cuba (EU announces they will ignore American sanctions), NK (no peace deal yet), Iran (EU announces they will ignore American sanctions), China (record deficits despite tariffs), Afghanistan (in talks with the Taliban suing for peace), Huawei (Germany ignores US threats), China’s Asian Infrastructure Bank (world ignores US threats and joins), Nordstream 2 (EU ignoring US threats), and now Venezuela … etc etc. That’s weakness. Getting snippy won’t change that.

    • Replies: @anon
  322. Anon[352] • Disclaimer says:

    “Behold its corollary, the asphyxiating weakness of Russia.”

    There’s no corollary here. The Russians, using just a small force, have successfully checkmated the United States and all it’s allies in Syria and now also Venezuela, at least for the time being. That’s far more of a display of American weakness than Russian weakness.

  323. anon[140] • Disclaimer says:

    “The US Empire will start lashing out in its final death throes……”

    https://news.antiwar.com/2019/05/03/pompeo-to-portray-china-as-a-threat-in-major-arctic-policy-speech/

    PS: The Arctic has oil, too. This is all about seizing fossil fuel resources to contain China.

  324. @Svigor

    I like an expression the Russians use: what the communists said about socialism was a lie, but what they said about capitalism was true. (I favor free markets, BTW, which is not the same thing as capitalism.)

  325. Erebus says:
    @FB

    …certainly this latest spiel has made Porker Pompeo and company look pretty darn stupid…

    Pompeo is a rabid dog at the end of his leash, but that’s where Bolton and Abrams are as well. The 3 Stooges on acid.

    The Empire hasn’t got much behind those 3 in its security portfolios. The Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security are temporary stand-ins, as is the US’ Ambassador to the UN. That may be good for the rest of us, but WTF kind of Empire is that? That the 3 crazed Stooges are led, or at least accompanied, by a tycoon playing the role of befuddled President with a squirrel on his head completes a picture of chaos.

    This Administration has been charged with putting Russia & China back in their boxes and under American/Internationalist control. Alas, if it was a basketball team, it’s going into the most important series its ever been in with the shallowest bench it’s ever had. Far shallower than either of its opponents, and grossly over-matched when they pool their resources. Most of its pool of so-called “talent” is busy figuring out how to stay out of jail, and we’re seeing how easily outplayed the remaining the 2nd-stringers are with this latest fiasco in Caracas.

    They got thoroughly punked in broad daylight on live TV, visible to bemused onlookers from Argentina to Afghanistan. The Venezuelans played them like a violin. I suspect, frankly, that their disciplined performance was conducted by the skilled baton of a Russian conductor.

    The acid is wearing off, and the 3 Stooges have no idea what to do next. Everybody sees that. Importantly, the Pentagon sees that too, and has stated that it has no taste for going into Venezuela. None of the S. American “allies” are eager to do so in their place.

    The occasional portion of swagger and empty threat they can cook up comes to the table cold, and chaos remains the only warm dish on the menu in Washington. The day will come when it arrives hot.

    • Replies: @FB
  326. anon[419] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    From the dates you quoted, 2005 – 2019, the US has consistently been outmaneuvered and has either lost every major foreign policy battle or has seen its efforts backfire horrendously

    maybe its (((by design)))??

  327. anon[419] • Disclaimer says:
    @Monty Ahwazi

    i hate Americans, don’t you?

    has nothing to do with the fact that my country is a shithole and my people are worthless parasites though

  328. FB says: • Website
    @Erebus

    You nailed it E…comparing the lineup man for man…

    V Putin vs ‘president’ Squirrel Top…

    Sergei Lavrov vs Porker Pompeo…

    Bolton vs Rasputin…?

    I agree this exploding pie was a masterpiece of comedy…noticed how the Venezuelan side kept a straight face after the farce wound down…but you gotta be sure there was a lot of knee slapping and sidesplitting going on off camera…LOL

    Also noticed that no South American country is on board for an invasion…even Bolsonaro’s VP is walking back some of his boss’s more reckless comments…

    As for a military strike by the US…they’re hampered by not having any air bases in South America…so would need to fly strike aircraft all the way from the US…that’s a very long way to fly for a fighter pilot…even with aerial refueling and auxilliary [drop] tanks..they would be met there by Venezuelan Sukhoi Su30 fighters…more deadly than any opposing US aircraft…

    Any attempt to challenge those Sukhois for control of Venezuela’s skies carries the huge risk of an F22 or F15 being killed…the reputational damage would be too terrible to contemplate…

    A cruise missile barrage would likewise fare little better…Venezuela is on of the few countries that has the mighty S300VM…this is a completely different system from the ‘regular’ S300…the VM is on a tracked chassis and carries completely different missiles, designed specifically for the anti missile role [both cruise and ballistic]…

    It also carries rounds for anti aircraft which can reach 250 km…for shorter range work they have the latest model Buk surface to air missile system…and they have plenty of both…

    We know Russian advisers are in country and all of those weapons systems have been updated with the latest ‘releases’…

    Bottom line…any US military adventure could be a spectacular disaster…the US has never faced this kind of state of the art Russian equipment..not in Iraq, nor Serbia nor anyplace else it has thrown its weight around…the stakes of coming up short in front of the whole world are just too high…

    We can assume the US will just continue with its economic strangulation policy…but we can also assume that both Russia and China are going to run interference in some interesting ways that we are yet to see…

    The US is prosecuting the same kind of economic war against Iran…and has the same major powers lined up against it…

    I think we will see over the coming months just how badly the US has overestimated its might…

    • Replies: @Kotlin
  329. bluedog says:
    @anon

    What would you wish him to do,sugar coat it, dribble honey over it to make it more suitable to your taste,or perhaps seeing your so use to double speak go that route instead.!!

  330. EugeneGur says:
    @anon

    i want to respect him but things like this and “ukronazi!” “ukronazi!” “ukronazi!” make it difficult

    Well that’s what they are! This is just a term used for the sake of precision, that’s all. I don’t know what these people need to do to make you realize they are indeed a subtype of the Nazis. The prefix “Ukro” indicates these aren’t the German Nazis, but Nazis come in all shapes and nations.

    The profess themselves admirers of Hitler and the Nazi system; their heroes are the Nazi collaborators; they believe in the supremacy of the Ukrainian nation, which is the essence of any fascist ideology including Nazism; they suit their actions to the words using extreme violence agains people of other nations as well as political opponents.

    Even justification for the violence is similar – these people are so inferior, anything could be done to them without a problem, for normal consideration don’t apply. These Ukronazis aren’t educated enough to know the word “Untermenschen”, so they use “cockroaches”, “colorads” (Colorado beetle, due to the color of the Georgian ribbon used in the Red Army), “vata” (cotton) and such, to dehumanize their opponents.

    Two days ago, there was a 5 year anniversary of the Odessa massacre when the Ukronazis burned alive 48 people and finished off those trying to escape the fire. You know how the Ukis marked that anniversary? They showed a barbecue or roasted sausages on TV as a demonstration of what’s happened in Odessa!

    Don’t underestimate their capacity for violence: just because they look like clown doesn’t mean they won’t execute anybody they dislike any chance they get.

    • Agree: Robjil
    • Replies: @annamaria
  331. Anon[394] • Disclaimer says:

    “What would you wish him to do,sugar coat it, dribble honey over it”

    Sounds like what Mike Pompeo had for dinner.

  332. Kotlin says:
    @FB

    I don’t know Persian so this is a machine translation of a message in a Telegram Channel called https://t.me/syriankhabar. You might find it interesting.

    “The decision to deal with Iran’s oil embargo has probably been taken in the final form. This decision is such that, without any harm to our international relations, we will put pressure on American over without leaving a trace. The decision-making authority of the country finally found the right solution and you should wait for its implementation.

    Of course, I should point out that the American, Saudi and Emirati side also know what Iran will do, although the Americans expected that Iran would leave JCPOA or she would take a wrong action to close the Strait of Hormuz. But as previously stated, sovereign authorities after much consultation have decided on another matter.

    God willing, if you will, we will explain these issues. But for now please b aware of this, and then watch the game of Iranian chess players with American and Zionist gamblers and see who will win and who will lose.”

    • Replies: @Erebus
  333. Erebus says:
    @Kotlin

    Unfortunately, the link doesn’t seem to go anywhere if one doesn’t have Telegram. Nevertheless, intriguing.

    Of course, Iran needs to sell oil that China needs to buy while the Russians want Iran onside. The 3 together are quite capable of outfoxing the ship of fools in DC. Ever since the announcement that the sanctions waivers would be allowed to expire, the world’s been waiting for their counter move.

    I’m looking for a “WTF?? Never saw it coming.” move that puts DC’s ship of fools in irons.

    • Replies: @Iris
  334. Iris says:
    @Erebus

    The Iranian foreign minister is now saying openly that the US mostly does the bidding of Israel.

    How bad is it be for a country to publicly lose even the pretence of sovereignty?

    I believe the United States is not serving US interests. More than the United States, it is serving Israeli interests. And unfortunately, there are a couple of people in our region who have aligned themselves with Israeli interests,” Iran FM Zarif

    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/05/05/595151/Iran-Zarif-US-sanctions-political-effect

    • Agree: ChuckOrloski
    • Replies: @Beefcake the Mighty
  335. Logan says:
    @Rabbitnexus

    Since when was approval by an intenational organization determined to be the only basis for the legitimate emergence of a state. Such recognition has generally followed such emergence.

  336. Just when we thought the American media couldn’t sink any fucking lower:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-04/rachel-maddows-latest-resistance-hero

    • Replies: @anon
  337. @Iris

    Just affirms something that’s already privately well-known, no?

    • Replies: @Iris
  338. Iris says:
    @Beefcake the Mighty

    I hope it is privately well-known.

    To decision-makers at least, because the deception and the propaganda are still too overwhelming for the general public.
    What will hopefully make a difference is that Iranians and other resisting Israel in the ME will benefit from Russia’s expertise in political analysis. Russians have a modern outlook, efficient think-tanks, the capabilities to analyse the real power dynamics between the US and Israel.

    To the eyes of the public, apart from the massacres in Palestine, Israel unfortunately hides her crimes very efficiently under the US umbrella. Best.

    • Agree: ChuckOrloski
  339. Anonymous [AKA "JadedFlower"] says:
    @Milisic Radomir

    If the media didn’t attack him, would you be so supportive? Trump is owned by the same small clique which owns the media.

    • Replies: @Beefcake the Mighty
  340. @Anonymous

    Well, if the media didn’t attack him, it would be a sure sign that he’s doing something bad (from the perspective of ordinary people). Fair point that this all might be stage managed or Kabuki theater, but the media is so thoroughly loathsome, that anything they oppose is worth some support.

  341. annamaria says:
    @EugeneGur

    “Two days ago, there was a 5 year anniversary of the Odessa massacre when the Ukronazis burned alive 48 people and finished off those trying to escape the fire. You know how the Ukis marked that anniversary? They showed a barbecue or roasted sausages on TV as a demonstration of what’s happened in Odessa!”

    The similar display of sub-humanness by Israeli settlers: “‘Ali is On the Grill’: Israeli Settlers Taunt Family of Palestinian Toddler Murdered in Arson Attack. Some 20 police officers reportedly stood by watching the hate chants, without intervening.” https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/06/30/ali-grill-israeli-settlers-taunt-family-palestinian-toddler-murdered-arson-attack

    The Jewish state and the US have been arming the banderites (Ukrainian neo-Nazi) : https://therealnews.com/stories/israel-is-arming-ukraines-blatantly-neo-nazi-militia-the-azov-battalion
    https://therealnews.com/stories/max-blumenthal-us-is-arming-neo-nazis-in-ukraine

    And who is in charge of Ukraine? – Mr. Groisman, the Jewish prime minister of Ukraine and Mr. Zelenskii, the Jewish president of Ukraine.

    The Kaganat of Nuland.

    • Replies: @Beefcake the Mighty
  342. @annamaria

    The Nazi aspect in the Ukraine is massively overstated. These clowns are just hired muscle, to be disposed of when convenient. They also serve as a sideshow and distraction, witness Russia’s wasting of time on the issue. There’s nothing particularly incongruent about Israel or Ukraine’s Jewish oligarchs funding them, really no different than the “Muslim extremists” who conveniently never strike Israeli or Jewish targets.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  343. KA says:
    @A123

    Foreign invasion at that time kept the country together . Country exported internal friction and tension . Despite large swath ,huge resources and abundant agricultural potential, Ameruca was hamstrung by the absence of a poor indulgent submissive class . You need the to have it as human hinterland .
    Without class tension, country can’t survive or exist as modern military business technological complex.

    Business communities wanted bigger share of profit from abroad .

    This also provides the leaders with duties and responsibilities which serve the purposes of the neo rich . Neo rich can glamoralize the leaders ,can validate the leaders and make the leaders look ‘ presidential ‘.

    A ‘ presidential’ leader can distract the citizen from the actual real mundane needs and wants .

  344. anon[828] • Disclaimer says:
    @A123

    “ou can spot practitioners of Taqiyya”

    Taqiya is a ver Jeiwsh thing . It is one of the items on the top in the lists for the Zionist from Herzl to Netanhooo to be learned by heart and internalized in soul through priestly religious rites .

    The Jew told they didn’t want a country , just a home.
    The Jew told that they wouldn’t displace local
    The Jew told that they would offer Arab jobs .
    The Jew told they wouldn’t have a religious state.
    The Jew told they would be content with 1947 partition result and honor it
    The Jew told that big powers could guarantee its birth but it won’t need military or finacial help
    The Jew told that Israel wouldn’t create dual loyalty
    The Jew told Arabs hated Cristianity and loved Nazi .
    The Jew told that Arabs were about to send Jews to the sea each time the Jews would initiate attacks on Arab .

    The Jews said they loved peace . Then they donned Arab dresses and murdered indigenous people of Palestine .
    The Jews said they wanted land which was theirs 2000 yrs ago and the problem arose because Arabs won’t honor it.
    Same Jews say land grab or demolition is not hurting and shouldn’t be hurting peace .
    The Jews say they love Iranians and Iraqis .
    The Jews say that Nazi rationed food for them then they declare that they have. put Gazan on diet.
    The Jews say that they ( USA) don’t plan to attack Saddam just want to make a show of threat .Once threat is made another Jew ( Joe Liberman ) say : ” what’s good to make the threat unless we follow through ‘1990.

    Oh Jew!!! There is a reason Koran says not to put faith in the Jews.

    Jews say Amerucan approve their behaviors. When poll says Israel is hated for Taqiya and theft and polluting . Instead of changing their behavior they decide : ” Americans need to be educated and informed ” which lead to more pollution of the mind .

  345. annamaria says:
    @Beefcake the Mighty

    “The Nazi aspect in the Ukraine is massively overstated. These clowns are just hired muscle, to be disposed of when convenient.”

    — All 52 main Jewish American organizations, plus the Jewish State, have been the staunch supporters and protectors of the banderites.

    The incongruence begins with putting historian-researchers into prison and destroying their livelihood if results of their honest research conflict with zionists’ dogmas (talk about the freedom of information). And don’t forget the profiteering schemas of holo-biz.

    Moreover, the ZUSA has been the main driver of the ongoing civil war in eastern Ukraine. Let’s put it this way — the renaissance of neo-Nazism in eastern Europe owes its existence to the zionists’ support, protection, and encouragement. These facts of the zionists’ support, protection, and encouragement should be used against the parasitoid, whether with regard to the zionization of the US military, or the corruption of the US Congress by the Lobby, or Israel’s crimes against humanity in Palestine and the Wars for Israel in the Middle East.

    • Replies: @Beefcake the Mighty
  346. @annamaria

    Yes, I fully agree: the mess in Ukraine has Zio-American fingerprints all over it. The Banderites are just a sideshow/distraction, and people like Putin (who should know better) shouldn’t try to appeal to western liberals by fretting over “Nazis”.

    • Replies: @Iris
  347. MarkinPNW says:
    @Erebus

    Yup, the Powers that be figured out how to use the loophole in the 13th Amendment to continue and increase slavery way beyond what it was in the Old South before the War Between the States. As expressed by Ayn Rand; make so many laws that every one is guilty of something, then you can have an endless supply of slave labor in the “Land of the Free”.

    (https://www.amazon.com/Three-Felonies-Day-Target-Innocent/dp/1594035229/ref=asc_df_1594035229/?tag=bingshoppinga-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid={creative}&hvpos={adposition}&hvnetw=o&hvrand={random}&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl={devicemodel}&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-4584345017374878&psc=1),

    • Replies: @Mike P
  348. Mike P says:
    @MarkinPNW

    At least at the low going rate in prison, human labour will stay competitive with AI :-/

    In the end, we will all envy the job security enjoyed by A123 and TKK, the prison trolls.

  349. joe webb says:

    pure Communist/Fidelista propaganda. Zero analysis about social life, various factions, race differences in political affiliation, etc.

  350. Anonymous [AKA "Finnian Reilly"] says:

    John Bolton Literally Echoes Hitler
    In a recent May 2019 interview on CNN regarding Venezuela, John Bolton said the following as regards attacking the Maduro government:

    “as in the case of many authoritarian regimes, what looks like a pretty imposing structure, sometimes one kick at the door, and the whole rotten edifice falls down”.

    Compare Bolton’s words with this quote attributed to Hitler in June 1941 prior to attacking the Soviet Union.

    “We have only to kick in the front door and the whole rotten edifice will come tumbling down”

    Of course Hitler’s words are subject to translation, but that is one widely quoted version.

    John Bolton’s quote is at minute 5:50 of this CNN interview

    • Replies: @Miro23
  351. Iris says:
    @Beefcake the Mighty

    Everything makes sense; I understand and I agree.

    Putin should know better: the same method (provoking casus belli and giving deceiving assurances) was used to get Germany and the USSR to fight and destroy each other.

  352. anon[392] • Disclaimer says:
    @Beefcake the Mighty

    its not American media its joomedia

  353. Col. Wilkerson was interviewed about Trump and his administration’s handling of the Venezuelan situation and here is what he had to say,

    Trump and Deutsche Bank clip.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  354. peterAUS says:
    @J. Gutierrez

    Interesting, sort of, re capability of Venezuelan military and likely scenario.

    I am sure that the majority of people here got an impression, after listening to the Colonel, the intervention could be a very bad idea. That’s fine.
    I don’t.

    Two things the Colonel said:
    First:
    “They are the most competent in South America…above Argentine”.
    Funny.

    Second:
    “They’d go to the hills and we’ll have Vietnam, Afghanistan…”.
    That’s it? That’s the best they could do?

    No wonder the hawks in the USA appear to be comfortable with the idea.

    • Replies: @FB
  355. FB says: • Website
    @peterAUS

    Hey potatohead…can you possibly become any more ridiculous…?

    Please try…I’m sure you can, but you really really have to try, okay…?

  356. @Rurik

    Some Muslims consider Erdogan the best Muslim leader in the world. I don’t buy that crap. He’s openly supporting the FSA terrorists in Syria and he is waging war against a fellow Muslim and he intruding upon the sovereignty of another nation, and burning its infrastructure and building to the ground. Instead of standing in solidarity with Assad against the neo-colonialism imposed upon them by the AngloZioFrog cabal, he is going against that by aiding and abetting the total destruction and annihilation of a free and strong government, and its peoples. Not much anti-imperialism there. Many Muzzies tend to be hotheaded and very emotionally unstable at times, and their behaviours resemble a form of mania when it comes to political leaders, and politics in general. How exactly is a leader that works with the shekelmen of the Zionist entity in the ME a good friend and a courageous and powerful leader? What has he done but say that “anti semitism is a crime against humanity”? He can be good, but let us not be too expecting and gullible, lest we become extremely disappointed and disilussioned further. IMO the best Muslim leaders would probably be Hassan Nasrallah or Tun Mahathir of Malaysia.

  357. Miro23 says:
    @Anonymous

    In a recent May 2019 interview on CNN regarding Venezuela, John Bolton said the following as regards attacking the Maduro government:

    “as in the case of many authoritarian regimes, what looks like a pretty imposing structure, sometimes one kick at the door, and the whole rotten edifice falls down”.

    Compare Bolton’s words with this quote attributed to Hitler in June 1941 prior to attacking the Soviet Union.

    “We have only to kick in the front door and the whole rotten edifice will come tumbling down”.

    Of course Hitler’s words are subject to translation, but that is one widely quoted version.

    This is known as Hubris:

    excessive pride or self-confidence.

    synonym: arrogance, conceit, conceitedness, haughtiness, pride, vanity, self-importance, self-conceit, pomposity, superciliousness, feeling of superiority;
    hauteur;

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