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It takes no time at all. You listen to Bob Woodward’s halting speech. You read his lumpen prose, and you get right away what undergirds his Trump-phobic tome, “Fear: Trump in the White House.”

Naively, the president had expected to fulfill his revolutionary campaign promises to the American voters, an assumption that threw Woodward and the D.C. elites for a loop.

If past is prologue, voters don’t—and should not—get their way. After all, the views of Trump voters on American power are polar opposites of those held by the permanent state.

What does “Boobus Americanus” know? Nothing!

Woodward and the New York Times’ anonymous anti-Trump whistleblower consider the president to be stark raving bonkers for not grasping that Rome on the Potomac moves to its own beat. It does not respond to voters, except to mollify them with “bread and circuses.”

Mostly reflexively, not always consciously, The Powers That Be seek to retain and enlarge their sphere of influence. Nothing, not even the venerated vote, is allowed to alter that “balance.”

This means that established fiefdoms and the “thinking” underlying them are to remain unchanged and unchallenged. Foreign affairs, war-making, the post-war economic order and globally guided crony capitalism are examples.

Against this command-and-control apparatus, 60 million Americans rebelled. They liked Trump’s America First ideas enough to elect their champion as president.

The president promised to upend “the post-1945 rules-based international order,” and Deplorables applauded him for it.

Had Woodward and his publisher missed the 2016 Trump Revolution?

Apparently so.

Incredulous, Woodward grumbled at one Fox News host (she shares his “concerns”):“People need to wake up to what’s happening under Trump.”

Again, Woodward is hardly original in his endeavor. In the tradition of the Never Trump Resistance, within and without the administration, he and those for whom he speaks have resolved to thwart and discredit the political plank on which Trump ran.

The washed-out journalist then blurted out this in disbelief: “Trump said the ‘World Trade Organization is the worst organization in the world.’”

Hyperbole? Maybe. The FBI under James Comey, Andrew McCabe and now Christopher Wray are easily worse than the WTO.

Like the New York Times’ anonymous, op-ed writer, purportedly a member of the Trump administration, Woodward is exposing the Trump White House for nothing more than its attempts to fulfill voter demands.

Withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement was one such goal.

These senile subversives would like you to believe the president is insane for expecting to move on promises made to American voters. If not to withdraw from international agreements that have compromised ordinary Americans, at least to rework them so they don’t further pauperize our workers.

Who can argue that successive U.S. administrations had ceded the sovereignty of citizens to various supranational systems through international treaty making?

That Deplorables wished to reclaim their sovereignty is nevertheless news to seasoned newsman Bob Woodward.

The Woodwards of the D.C. Swamp want multilateral trade agreements maintained. The smart set call it “sovereign multilateralism,” which is Orwellian for a loss of citizen sovereignty through undemocratic, international treaties.

American workers don’t want their interests lost in this maze of multilateralism .

Thank goodness, gasps Woodward, that the globalist grandees with whom he stands so courageously, and who surround the president (likely directed by his ambitious daughter and the “Kushner-Cohn Democrats”), saved the day:

ORDER IT NOW

“[D]rafts of a proposal to get out of the Paris climate accord … were removed from the president’s desk,” Woodward says. “[There were] draft statements about withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement—which would have been a disaster—and [former economic adviser Gary] Cohn just took it off the desk.”

To repeat, this was promised on the campaign trail and in Trump position papers. We now know who stole those promises from the American people.

In fact, until Woodward’s revelation, I was under the impression that, in June of 2017, President Trump had extricated the U.S. from the Paris Accord!

The thing was nothing but a wealth grab from the constituents Trump vowed to protect, with no benefits to the environment, which we all cherish. Besides, the U.S. has strong in-house environmental protections, including emission controls.

Thanks to Woodward, we now know that the ditching of the Paris Accord never happened.

The outrage animating Woodward—he insinuates that he’s driven by truth, not politics—is shared by the New York Times’ anonymous op-ed scribe aforementioned.

This yellow-bellied purveyor of yellow journalism claims to be a “senior official in the Trump administration,” who “vowed to thwart parts of [the Trump voters’] agenda and temper the president’s “worst inclinations.” (All the good things listed above.)

We thank you, oh overlord who art in D.C.

In his piece of pomposity, this anti-Trump White House employee invoked scripted Republican policy for his screed, while congratulating himself for being a “first principles” guy or gal (or amalgam).

He, too, has cast as dangerous the Trump positions millions of American voters considered wise. To wit, diplomacy with “President Vladimir Putin of Russia and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un” and a cessation of America’s hobby wars.

We Deplorables disagree with the New York Times’ unelected, “lodestar” for all things honorable and conservative.

Never Trumpers and Trump haters are on a quest to scuttle an agenda seconded by millions of American voters. To them, the positions emanating from the Trump White House are a crisis of crazy.

To these saboteurs of the president, “crazy” is, very plainly, keeping campaign promises.

 

Ilana Mercer has been writing a weekly, paleolibertarian column since 1999. She is the author of “Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011) & “The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed (June, 2016) &. She’s on Twitter, Facebook,Gab & YouTube.

 
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  1. Rational says:

    WHAT A FOO BELIEVES……..HE SEES; OR WHY JUDAISTS ARE GOING BERSERK.

    Thanks for the excellent article, Madam.

    You forgot to mention that the NYT and Woodward are Judaists.

    Jewish paranoid delusions have become severe since Trump took office.

    Obviously the NYT op ed is fake. It is a forgery. Per PCR, it is by the NYT itself. Childish pranks.

    Bob Woodward’s “sources” are fake. He made things up himself.

    Every Sabbath, Judaists like these read the Torah, including Deuteronomy 20:16:

    “However, in the cities of the nations the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes.”

    And their plan to destroy and exterminate the white goyim is facing hiccups, so the Judaists have gone berserk.

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    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    I wondered if Bob Woodward was Jewish so looked it up and found he wasn't. Now you display that unfortunate symptom of tendentiously calling people Jews who aren't. I wonder if it was you that falsely stated that General Wesley Clark was Jewish - another I hunted down in the last couple of days.

    After reading your post I did another search: this time for "Is Bob Woodward Jewish" which led me to the following Wikipedia article

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Jewish_American_journalists?wprov=sfla1

    I don't suppose Wikipedia will be accused of getting this one wrong by way of omission! It even includes Christopher Hitchens....

    , @Realist
    You do realize Ilana is Jewish....right....right????
    , @Windwaves
    Trump is just another slave of israel and all the crap related to it.

    I am expecting him to convert any day.

    The only difference from prior presidents is that trump does not even attempt to hide who is really in control of this country.
    , @crimson2

    Jewish paranoid delusions
     
    Maybe the dumbasses who think the Jews are behind every bad thing that ever happens to them are the paranoid delusional ones.
    , @olddavy
    Hey, Rational:

    Why not try living up to your Pseudonym. Your flatulent commentary reveals an all too sickening and uncalled for prejudice having absolutely nothing to do with Ilana Mercer's article.
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  2. Da Wei says:

    Thank you for this informative article, in which you quote the disgusting Woodward:

    “[D]rafts of a proposal to get out of the Paris climate accord … were removed from the president’s desk,” Woodward says. “[There were] draft statements about withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement—which would have been a disaster—and [former economic adviser Gary] Cohn just took it off the desk.”

    Well, why the hell didn’t President Trump just put that stuff back on his desk and do the job as promised? Simple question, that.

    “Removed from the president’s desk” means we are not out of the Paris deal? Once again we see voting doesn’t mean much and “democracy” is a buzzword. I’m sure many of us, including you, Ms. Mercer, thought we were out of the Paris “Accord.” I took him at his word. Must have been the hat.

    I wonder if Worm Woodward, like many in high places, holds dual citizenship with Israel. He acts like it. And what’s it going to take to get Bibi Kushner and his hot blonde wife the hell out of the White House? And when are people going to begin ignoring that disgusting, lying, treasonous Zionist rag, the NYT?

    This pisses me off. These are the times that try men’s souls.

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    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    Why do you think Woodward is Jewish? See my last comment.
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  3. Woodward is a career CIA agent as documented in many articles, such as this:

    https://kennedysandking.com/articles/bob-woodward

    He graduated from the CIA university (aka Yale) then went to CIA basic training as a naval intelligence officer for five years, then to the Washington Post. This is why he was allowed White House access by the Trump Neocons, despite is record as a back stabber to those who oppose the Neocon agenda. The Washington Post itself was co-founded by the CIA. Woodward was a key player in the last CIA coup when Nixon was ousted, not too long after they disposed of troublesome President Kennedy. I noted some of this in my 2010 blog:

    Retired USAF Col. Fletcher Prouty revealed that the “Pentagon Papers” were a planned CIA leak to shift blame for the failed war in Vietnam from the CIA to the Pentagon. The documents were real, but only certain documents were released. Prouty wrote the other reason for this “leak” was to upset the Nixon administration, which it was trying to destabilize in hopes of ousting Nixon. That President was upset that the CIA refused to provide him with requested documents concerning the Bay of Pigs and the JFK assassination. Nixon also angered the “Power Elite” by withdrawing American troops from their profitable business venture in Vietnam and improving relations with Red China. Nixon was ousted with the help of covert CIA agent Bob Woodward, working undercover as a reporter at the CIA co-founded “Washington Post”. Gerald Ford became President, who just happened to be a member of the discredited Warren Commission that engineered the cover-up of the JFK assassination!

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  4. This piece makes Trump look like a credible president – that is, if he is to be judged by his campaign promises to the American electorate who voted him in. This is only partly true. Recall that Trump did make unequivocal promises: “We will stop racing to topple foreign regimes that we know nothing about, that we shouldn’t be involved with,”. and “We will stop racing to topple foreign regimes that we know nothing about, that we shouldn’t be involved with,” Not long after such promises, he announced he would be sending more troops to Afghanistan. His bombing of Syria and illegally keeping American boots in that country surely flies in the face of such promises especially in light of statements that American troops will not leave that country any time soon, in keeping with America’s zeal for fighting Israel’s wars. This piece portrays Trump as intrepid and true to his word. Yet, like many of his predecessors, the morbid fear of the pro-Israeli lobby remains a defining feature of US foreign policy matters. Neither can Trump exonerate himself from the ongoing tragedy in Yemen emboldening the Saudis and their Emirati allies with the sale of billions of dollars of arms to these medieval monarchies, not to mention the logistical support given them by the US.

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    • Agree: RVBlake
    • Replies: @Windwaves
    Trump is just another servant of israel.

    His 180 degree turn on his campaign promises to get out of israel’s wars, I.e. each and every war the US is involved in, shows he is a zionist and hopefully his base realizes that
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  5. Woodward has been an establishment shill toeing the official line for decades.

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  6. And we are to believe whatever Woodward and the so called op ed author claim weren’t planted by Trump himself to explain to his voter base why, being “sabotaged” at every turn, he isn’t fulfilling his campaign promises? Trump is as devious as any other White House war criminal.

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  7. @Rational
    WHAT A FOO BELIEVES........HE SEES; OR WHY JUDAISTS ARE GOING BERSERK.

    Thanks for the excellent article, Madam.

    You forgot to mention that the NYT and Woodward are Judaists.

    Jewish paranoid delusions have become severe since Trump took office.

    Obviously the NYT op ed is fake. It is a forgery. Per PCR, it is by the NYT itself. Childish pranks.

    Bob Woodward’s “sources” are fake. He made things up himself.

    Every Sabbath, Judaists like these read the Torah, including Deuteronomy 20:16:

    “However, in the cities of the nations the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes.”

    And their plan to destroy and exterminate the white goyim is facing hiccups, so the Judaists have gone berserk.

    I wondered if Bob Woodward was Jewish so looked it up and found he wasn’t. Now you display that unfortunate symptom of tendentiously calling people Jews who aren’t. I wonder if it was you that falsely stated that General Wesley Clark was Jewish – another I hunted down in the last couple of days.

    After reading your post I did another search: this time for “Is Bob Woodward Jewish” which led me to the following Wikipedia article

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Jewish_American_journalists?wprov=sfla1

    I don’t suppose Wikipedia will be accused of getting this one wrong by way of omission! It even includes Christopher Hitchens….

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    I wonder if it was you that falsely stated that General Wesley Clark was Jewish – another I hunted down in the last couple of days.
     
    Clark is Jewish, but don't expect to find real truth at Wikipedia, only what they want you to see:

    Wesley Clark comes from a long line of rabbis

    Raised a Southern Baptist who later converted to Roman Catholicism, Gen. Wesley Clark knew just what to say when he strode into a Brooklyn yeshiva in 1999, ostensibly to discuss his leadership of NATO’s victory in Yugoslavia.

    “I feel a tremendous amount in common with you,” the uniformed four-star general told the stunned roomful of students.

    “I am the oldest son, of the oldest son, of the oldest son — at least five generations, and they were all rabbis.”

    https://www.jweekly.com/2003/09/18/wesley-clark-comes-from-a-long-line-of-rabbis/
     
    Clark is Kosher certified.
    , @ploni almoni
    General Wesley Clark is proudly Jewish. "Raised a Southern Baptist who later converted to Roman Catholicism, Gen. Wesley Clark knew just what to say when he strode into a Brooklyn yeshiva in 1999, ostensibly to discuss his leadership of NATO’s victory in Yugoslavia.

    “I feel a tremendous amount in common with you,” the uniformed four-star general told the stunned roomful of students.

    “I am the oldest son, of the oldest son, of the oldest son — at least five generations, and they were all rabbis.”

    The incident could be a signal of how Clark, who became the 10th contender in the Democratic run for the presidency on Wednesday, relates to the Jews and the issues dear to them.

    Apparently Clark, 58, revels in his Jewish roots."

    Many righteous Gentiles serve the Jewish People. Whether Bob Woodward is a righteous Gentile or someone, who, like Madeleine Albright, who feels more confortable to serve while claiming to be something else, that, after all, is an individual preference. What is your case?

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  8. @Da Wei
    Thank you for this informative article, in which you quote the disgusting Woodward:

    “[D]rafts of a proposal to get out of the Paris climate accord … were removed from the president’s desk,” Woodward says. “[There were] draft statements about withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement—which would have been a disaster—and [former economic adviser Gary] Cohn just took it off the desk.”

    Well, why the hell didn't President Trump just put that stuff back on his desk and do the job as promised? Simple question, that.

    "Removed from the president's desk" means we are not out of the Paris deal? Once again we see voting doesn't mean much and "democracy" is a buzzword. I'm sure many of us, including you, Ms. Mercer, thought we were out of the Paris "Accord." I took him at his word. Must have been the hat.

    I wonder if Worm Woodward, like many in high places, holds dual citizenship with Israel. He acts like it. And what's it going to take to get Bibi Kushner and his hot blonde wife the hell out of the White House? And when are people going to begin ignoring that disgusting, lying, treasonous Zionist rag, the NYT?

    This pisses me off. These are the times that try men's souls.

    Why do you think Woodward is Jewish? See my last comment.

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    • Replies: @anon
    what does it matter the religion..its about Zionism which is a devastation and denial machine.

    Zionism seeks to direct wealth in singularities by extracting it from the masses, and the singularities are nearly always part of the Zionist network. WE must remember Zionism may favor Jewish background, but it is certainly not limited to persons of worship a particular religion.

    The people's right to self determination has been blocked by those Ilana has identified and many more not yet identified .. The sobering content in this link might help some.

    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/09/14/574071/US-drill-Syria-militants-tanf

    This article is a beginning. It is the job of the masses(you probably and me certainly) to classify those governments around the western globe that are managed by the Zionist network. Mostly it seems those governments attached to Israeli, Saudi Arabia and NATO fit the criteria for Zionist Network managed governments. For example, Spain just sold the Saudis 400 precision guided missiles to enable Saudi Arabia to rain hell down on the Yemen People, but the Government refused to sell these weapons to Saudi Arabia for quite some time. The network went to work, and worked its mysteries onto the Spanish authorities and suddenly, without further concern, Spain sells more hell for Yemen to the Saudis.

    Zionism seems to do three things well, bring resources to a localized incident needed to make the outcome of that incident Zionist favorable and two) it gates access to and manages the media, news, and propaganda in most Zionist network governed Nations and in many nations Zionism has yet to gain full control of, and three) it staffs and manages (by proxy and in person means) and coordinates, many governments and many government agencies around the world. The coordination most visible to me is that seen by and between the intelligence agencies of the Zionist controlled nation states.

    Zionism seems to establish its position so that it can use the populations it governs:
    It seems to conduct government to benefit the affairs of select high level persons and their corporate right arms. Every move a Zion-o-network government engages seems to benefit only a very few and Zionism seems extremely capable to find people able to engineer opportunities for Zionist. These opportunities seem general and open to all, but generally they favor Zionism, in some kind of way, and they do it by destroying or deny non Zion networked others.

    No government by, or that represents the masses, of the masses or for the masses would agree to spy on its own people, or to allow privately owned media to be the voice of government, or to put down public dissent by off limiting much of the Internet, or to allow those who operate the government to do so in secret, or to allow a situation at election time, whereby only a very wealthy person can run for a public office or where by a person must be first endorsed by one of only two Network owned and controlled Political parties in order to be a candidate to stand for election to one of the 527 elected, salaried government jobs, jobs that run the Network Zionism Controlled Governments. These are in my opinion some of the hallmarks of Zionism. It is important to our freedom to ignore the divide and conquer strategies inherent in Republican or Democrat, Red or Blue political party crap. And no government of free citizens would allow the control the voice of the media and a few politicians to be the entire government. That would not happen in a democracy or even a benevolent dictatorship.

    The governing machines, maned by the network acceptable employees, uses the masses for its fuel and it products or the services it produces mainly support an elite on the network somewhere somehow.
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  9. There are at least two aspects of campaign promises that the author might care to elaborate on for the sake of nuance.

    One is where there is relevant new knowledge or the circumstances have materially changed. Some examples would be hard to argue against. Others would be contestable and need explaining.

    Another is where it can be said that, whatever the reason for making a promise, it was in fact not one that many voters for the candidate supported or voted for.

    The point is that doing things for no other reason than that you have promised them is not always an open and shut case.

    The Paris Agreement might be a prime example of a policy area almost totally irrelevant to most Trump voters – and one about which they would confess to knowing little.

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    Oz,

    First, thanks for looking it up. I would have bet Woodward was Jewish, but would have lost.

    Second, you're discussing campaign promises in light of contract law, which is a fair analogy: the candidate's promise is the offer and the voters' endorsement is the implied acceptance. Hence, there's a deal.

    Where's there's a material change in circumstances, performance may be excused and the politician can back off the promise. Or, where something new is discovered that makes the promise not so smart a thing to do, the politician can back off and not perform. I'm with you this far.

    Then, (I think) you say that if the promise concerned something the voters didn't really care about or know much about (as with the PA), the politician doesn't have to follow through and non performance should be excused. No. I know people weasel out of things every day, but if you say you're going to do something, you should at least give a solid reason for not doing it. That would be a revelation in today's political world, I know. And you do have a point; where's there's no mutual understanding of the deal, there's no meeting of minds and no deal. But not everybody is ignorant, and if a few voters accept, I say there's a deal, so the politician should be bound to the promise or else talk like a Dutch Uncle to get out of the deal. DT has not talked like the Dutch Uncle.

    The PA is a bag of wind, but the US was in for a lot of wind. If the talk ever got tied to a carbon tax (where there's tax there's graft), then it could get expensive. We've had enough graft. Personally, I'm more inclined to think geoengineering is affecting our weather, not carbon emissions. As Paul Hellyar said, "Chem trails and HAARP are Satan's illegitimate Siamese twins of death and destruction."

    Anyway, Oz, thanks for the exchange.
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  10. Anonymous[116] • Disclaimer says:

    Been a registered Democrat most of my life, but the Dems have become nothing but war-mongering insurrectionists, not only pushing regime change in multiple foreign lands but in this North American madhouse as well. If they succeed, we will have lost the republic just as surely as Rome did when Caesar declared himself dictator for life, only overturning this imperious lot will take more than killing one man. It is not only the structure of government they threaten, but that of all society as well. They are systematically dividing and destabilising this country as surely as they do every country targeted for a color revolution.

    Most Americans have already forgotten Trump’s inaugural speech, but I clearly recall that, as a Democrat, I liked his promises a lot more than anything Hillary had to offer. What do I need with more war, more societal divisions and more economic collapse? The Deep State, composed of warmongering elitists from both major parties, has made sure that every one of Trump’s promises made during the campaign and in that stunning address has been effectively and pointedly blocked. They’ve got him bowing to their every wish. This time I am really convinced that the common explanation given for the transmogrification of every elected president into a carbon copy of his predecessor is correct: the man is threatened with the Kennedy alternative if he does not cave to them on their entire globalist agenda. Even a confident alpha male and successful entrepreneur like Trump can be cowed by the right threats, probably made not only to himself, but against everyone he holds dear.

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    • Agree: Digital Samizdat
    • Replies: @paw
    Democrats =deadly. Republicans = deadly.
    , @Per/Norway
    well said.
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  11. Realist says:
    @Rational
    WHAT A FOO BELIEVES........HE SEES; OR WHY JUDAISTS ARE GOING BERSERK.

    Thanks for the excellent article, Madam.

    You forgot to mention that the NYT and Woodward are Judaists.

    Jewish paranoid delusions have become severe since Trump took office.

    Obviously the NYT op ed is fake. It is a forgery. Per PCR, it is by the NYT itself. Childish pranks.

    Bob Woodward’s “sources” are fake. He made things up himself.

    Every Sabbath, Judaists like these read the Torah, including Deuteronomy 20:16:

    “However, in the cities of the nations the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes.”

    And their plan to destroy and exterminate the white goyim is facing hiccups, so the Judaists have gone berserk.

    You do realize Ilana is Jewish….right….right????

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    If a Jewess wants to carry the White Man's water, let her work.
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  12. Adrian E. says:

    What I find interesting in the case of Bob Woodward’s book is that many anti-Trumpers seem to celebrate it without even taking into account that, if its contents were to be believed, it would completely discredit the whole “Russiagate” story that has been the main line of attack against Donald Trump.

    As far as I can judge from the excerpts that have been published, most of the book deals with issues of style – it is certainly nothing new that many people in the establishment strongly dislike Trump’s style – and about people in important positions in Trump’s surroundings have a negative opinion of him and sometimes try to work against him – that is hardly something new, either.

    The only piece of information that could really make Trump look like someone unhinged and dangerous is the claim that he demanded Assad to be killed. Of course, I don’t know whether that claim is true and if Trump said something like that, it was meant as an assignment or he just wanted to know what others thought about the idea. But Trump certainly would not have said anything like that if he was a Russian puppet. Although Russia hardly has absolutely loyalty to Assad as a person, killing the president of a government with which Russia is allied and thereby causing more instability is certainly not something Russia might want. So, not only does Bob Woodward’s book that claims to report things that happened behind the scenes not show any hints that the Russiagate conspiracy theory might be true, but – if it is to be believed -, it shows quite strong evidence against that theory.

    I don’t know whether Bob Woodward spells this out anywhere in the book – I doubt it because the main target audience of the book is probably Trump haters who like to hate Trump for any conceiveable reason and might be upset if one such reason, which had been heavily promoted, was taken away from them. But at least, Bob Woodward seems to be consistent on this to some degree – after the report by a few handpicked agents from three agencies and Clapper’s bureau in January 2017, Woodward criticized the politicization of the secret services. Apart from a few excerpts, I have not read Bob Woodward’s book, and I cannot judge its merits, but I think that he is probably somewhat less dishonest than many of his haters – this strange coalition of pseudo-leftists with the deep state.

    What I do find absurd is the reception of Bob Woodward’s book. It seems that most Trump haters don’t seem to have any problems with thinking Trump is unhinged because he threatened to kill the president of a country that is allied with Russia and that he is a Russian puppet and that therefore the investigation about “collusion” is necessary. I think that once more demonstrates the irrationality of the base of that “Anti-Trump Resistance” (not, of course, of people from the Clinton campaign, the FBI and CIA who invented Russiagate, they just exploit the irrationality of large parts of the public).

    Bob Woodward’s book also stands in a strange relationship to the anonymous NYT piece. The author of that piece seems to be a hardcore neoconservative and free-trade neoliberal – he wants deregulation, more money for the military, but he dislikes that Trump does not escalate tensions against Russia enough and has to be pressured in order to expell enough Russian diplomats, and also the tentative support of peace efforts for Korea go against his neoconservative desires. Although it is not mentioned explicitly, the piece is at least compatible with “Russiagate” – Trump’s desire not to escalate international tensions against countries like Russia and North Korea too much is seen as a “preference for dictators and authoritarian leaders”, which is an interpretation that is typical of neoconservative ideologues. In contrast, Woodward’s main point for accusing Donald Trump of being unhinged is that he wanted to have Assad killed – something many of the hard-core neocons would hardly object.

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    Very good observations. Maybe the "kill Assad" ploy is not intended for domestic consumption but rather to further undermine Trump's working relationship with Putin - just as with the of the phoney Russian agent indictment which wast timed precisely to disrupt the Helsinki summit.
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  13. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    Mostly reflexively, not always consciously, The Powers That Be seek to retain and enlarge their sphere of influence. Nothing, not even the venerated vote, is allowed to alter that “balance.”

    That’s why the ‘Deep State’ or whatever one wants to call that malignant organism that has taken over DC–and much of the West–needs professional toadies like Woody, who will dutifully report whatever smelly lump of fertilizer the PTB are trying to sell. Bet Woody’s the best paid stenographer in the world, doing a good job of confusing Americans, keeping them anxious of the unknown, so the PTB can keep herding us towards the NWO slaughterhouse.

    The washed-out journalist then blurted out this in disbelief: “Trump said the ‘World Trade Organization is the worst organization in the world.’”

    Another bit of propaganda, as those central banks–like the toxic FED–keep the world under their thumb by controlling the money flow, printing currencies out of thin air, then getting paid outrageous sums of interest each year–around 500 Billion in the US–for their counterfeiting scheme.
    That kind of power can and does crash stock markets and wreck economies, as the FED has been doing since it was spawned in 1913. They and their buddies then buy homes, businesses, MSM outlets and costly toys for pennies on the dollar, while us ‘deplorables’ wonder if they’re going to be able to keep making their mortgage payments if they lose their job.

    To repeat, this was promised on the campaign trail and in Trump position papers. We now know who stole those promises from the American people.

    “We know?” Some do, but many don’t, as they rally around Tubby the Grifter to protect their savior from those nasty Democrats.

    “Drain the Swamp” and “MAGA” were skillfully crafted psyops, most likely from the inner sanctum of the most pernicious lobbying outfit on Capitol Hill, AIPAC. RT, a news outlet, got mugged by a sold-out Congress and forced to register as a lobbying outfit, but not AIPAC. No Sir, why that would be anti-Semitic and only foul, Jew hating Neo-Nazis would even think about making AIPAC follow the law.
    What AIPAC has and continues to do needs to be kept hidden from the American public, lest they engage in the dangerous behavior of actually wondering if Israel is an ally or a well-disguised enemy.

    Trump was bought and paid for a LONG time ago, and 2016 was when the bill came due. He was ‘Chosen,’ not be We the People, but AIPAC and Israel as the best POTUS to do their bidding, since Hillary carried way too much baggage.

    Trump has been the best POTUS for Israel since the traitorous liar LBJ.

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  14. Here is a look at unique research that shows us why Americans voted for Donald Trump in 2016:

    https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2018/08/why-did-americans-vote-for-donald-trump.html

    Given the demographic changes that the United States is experiencing, it is quite likely that populist political candidates from both political parties will continue to play on voters’ perceptions of vulnerability.

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  15. This column is heavy porridge full of grammatical lumps, and writing with little grace and small accuracy. Please unpublish it.

    Jim Bacque

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    Please do not comment on this site, old Canadian twat. We do not care what you have say.
    , @Anonymous

    This column is heavy porridge full of grammatical lumps, and writing with little grace and small accuracy. Please unpublish it.
     
    I like Ilana. She has good instincts. Not the world's best writer, but she does get better with each launch. Honest, a bit opinionated, occasionally strident, but invariably morally correct.

    You, in ugly contrast, are none of those things.
    , @Ace
    Is that all you've got? What did you find graceless and inaccurate?
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  16. Anonymous[439] • Disclaimer says:

    Who cares if Trump is crazy? Patsy Cline didn’t think Crazy was so bad anyway.

    And now you can’t get that song out of your head. :)

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    bastard
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  17. Anonymous[439] • Disclaimer says:
    @Realist
    You do realize Ilana is Jewish....right....right????

    If a Jewess wants to carry the White Man’s water, let her work.

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    If a Jewess wants to carry the White Man’s water, let her work.
     
    I have no problem with that, but the commenter didn't seem to know that Ilana is Jewish.
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  18. Mike P says:
    @Adrian E.
    What I find interesting in the case of Bob Woodward's book is that many anti-Trumpers seem to celebrate it without even taking into account that, if its contents were to be believed, it would completely discredit the whole "Russiagate" story that has been the main line of attack against Donald Trump.

    As far as I can judge from the excerpts that have been published, most of the book deals with issues of style - it is certainly nothing new that many people in the establishment strongly dislike Trump's style - and about people in important positions in Trump's surroundings have a negative opinion of him and sometimes try to work against him - that is hardly something new, either.

    The only piece of information that could really make Trump look like someone unhinged and dangerous is the claim that he demanded Assad to be killed. Of course, I don't know whether that claim is true and if Trump said something like that, it was meant as an assignment or he just wanted to know what others thought about the idea. But Trump certainly would not have said anything like that if he was a Russian puppet. Although Russia hardly has absolutely loyalty to Assad as a person, killing the president of a government with which Russia is allied and thereby causing more instability is certainly not something Russia might want. So, not only does Bob Woodward's book that claims to report things that happened behind the scenes not show any hints that the Russiagate conspiracy theory might be true, but - if it is to be believed -, it shows quite strong evidence against that theory.

    I don't know whether Bob Woodward spells this out anywhere in the book - I doubt it because the main target audience of the book is probably Trump haters who like to hate Trump for any conceiveable reason and might be upset if one such reason, which had been heavily promoted, was taken away from them. But at least, Bob Woodward seems to be consistent on this to some degree - after the report by a few handpicked agents from three agencies and Clapper's bureau in January 2017, Woodward criticized the politicization of the secret services. Apart from a few excerpts, I have not read Bob Woodward's book, and I cannot judge its merits, but I think that he is probably somewhat less dishonest than many of his haters - this strange coalition of pseudo-leftists with the deep state.

    What I do find absurd is the reception of Bob Woodward's book. It seems that most Trump haters don't seem to have any problems with thinking Trump is unhinged because he threatened to kill the president of a country that is allied with Russia and that he is a Russian puppet and that therefore the investigation about "collusion" is necessary. I think that once more demonstrates the irrationality of the base of that "Anti-Trump Resistance" (not, of course, of people from the Clinton campaign, the FBI and CIA who invented Russiagate, they just exploit the irrationality of large parts of the public).

    Bob Woodward's book also stands in a strange relationship to the anonymous NYT piece. The author of that piece seems to be a hardcore neoconservative and free-trade neoliberal - he wants deregulation, more money for the military, but he dislikes that Trump does not escalate tensions against Russia enough and has to be pressured in order to expell enough Russian diplomats, and also the tentative support of peace efforts for Korea go against his neoconservative desires. Although it is not mentioned explicitly, the piece is at least compatible with "Russiagate" - Trump's desire not to escalate international tensions against countries like Russia and North Korea too much is seen as a "preference for dictators and authoritarian leaders", which is an interpretation that is typical of neoconservative ideologues. In contrast, Woodward's main point for accusing Donald Trump of being unhinged is that he wanted to have Assad killed - something many of the hard-core neocons would hardly object.

    Very good observations. Maybe the “kill Assad” ploy is not intended for domestic consumption but rather to further undermine Trump’s working relationship with Putin – just as with the of the phoney Russian agent indictment which wast timed precisely to disrupt the Helsinki summit.

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  19. anon[317] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wizard of Oz
    Why do you think Woodward is Jewish? See my last comment.

    what does it matter the religion..its about Zionism which is a devastation and denial machine.

    Zionism seeks to direct wealth in singularities by extracting it from the masses, and the singularities are nearly always part of the Zionist network. WE must remember Zionism may favor Jewish background, but it is certainly not limited to persons of worship a particular religion.

    The people’s right to self determination has been blocked by those Ilana has identified and many more not yet identified .. The sobering content in this link might help some.

    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/09/14/574071/US-drill-Syria-militants-tanf

    This article is a beginning. It is the job of the masses(you probably and me certainly) to classify those governments around the western globe that are managed by the Zionist network. Mostly it seems those governments attached to Israeli, Saudi Arabia and NATO fit the criteria for Zionist Network managed governments. For example, Spain just sold the Saudis 400 precision guided missiles to enable Saudi Arabia to rain hell down on the Yemen People, but the Government refused to sell these weapons to Saudi Arabia for quite some time. The network went to work, and worked its mysteries onto the Spanish authorities and suddenly, without further concern, Spain sells more hell for Yemen to the Saudis.

    Zionism seems to do three things well, bring resources to a localized incident needed to make the outcome of that incident Zionist favorable and two) it gates access to and manages the media, news, and propaganda in most Zionist network governed Nations and in many nations Zionism has yet to gain full control of, and three) it staffs and manages (by proxy and in person means) and coordinates, many governments and many government agencies around the world. The coordination most visible to me is that seen by and between the intelligence agencies of the Zionist controlled nation states.

    Zionism seems to establish its position so that it can use the populations it governs:
    It seems to conduct government to benefit the affairs of select high level persons and their corporate right arms. Every move a Zion-o-network government engages seems to benefit only a very few and Zionism seems extremely capable to find people able to engineer opportunities for Zionist. These opportunities seem general and open to all, but generally they favor Zionism, in some kind of way, and they do it by destroying or deny non Zion networked others.

    No government by, or that represents the masses, of the masses or for the masses would agree to spy on its own people, or to allow privately owned media to be the voice of government, or to put down public dissent by off limiting much of the Internet, or to allow those who operate the government to do so in secret, or to allow a situation at election time, whereby only a very wealthy person can run for a public office or where by a person must be first endorsed by one of only two Network owned and controlled Political parties in order to be a candidate to stand for election to one of the 527 elected, salaried government jobs, jobs that run the Network Zionism Controlled Governments. These are in my opinion some of the hallmarks of Zionism. It is important to our freedom to ignore the divide and conquer strategies inherent in Republican or Democrat, Red or Blue political party crap. And no government of free citizens would allow the control the voice of the media and a few politicians to be the entire government. That would not happen in a democracy or even a benevolent dictatorship.

    The governing machines, maned by the network acceptable employees, uses the masses for its fuel and it products or the services it produces mainly support an elite on the network somewhere somehow.

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    You seem to be using language like Alice's Humpty Dumpty. "Zionism" is at least a little bit constrained in meaning by its being a movement to restore the Jewish people as currently understood to the land of Israel (Judea and Samaria principally which creates special difficulties...) with Jerusalem as it's capital, and, I suppose to maintain them there.
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  20. This sounds like panic. Obviously, Ms Mercer sees Trump as being in deep trouble.

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  21. What a mess. Zillion garbage trucks?

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  22. Realist says:
    @Anonymous
    If a Jewess wants to carry the White Man's water, let her work.

    If a Jewess wants to carry the White Man’s water, let her work.

    I have no problem with that, but the commenter didn’t seem to know that Ilana is Jewish.

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  23. Da Wei says:
    @Wizard of Oz
    There are at least two aspects of campaign promises that the author might care to elaborate on for the sake of nuance.

    One is where there is relevant new knowledge or the circumstances have materially changed. Some examples would be hard to argue against. Others would be contestable and need explaining.

    Another is where it can be said that, whatever the reason for making a promise, it was in fact not one that many voters for the candidate supported or voted for.

    The point is that doing things for no other reason than that you have promised them is not always an open and shut case.

    The Paris Agreement might be a prime example of a policy area almost totally irrelevant to most Trump voters - and one about which they would confess to knowing little.

    Oz,

    First, thanks for looking it up. I would have bet Woodward was Jewish, but would have lost.

    Second, you’re discussing campaign promises in light of contract law, which is a fair analogy: the candidate’s promise is the offer and the voters’ endorsement is the implied acceptance. Hence, there’s a deal.

    Where’s there’s a material change in circumstances, performance may be excused and the politician can back off the promise. Or, where something new is discovered that makes the promise not so smart a thing to do, the politician can back off and not perform. I’m with you this far.

    Then, (I think) you say that if the promise concerned something the voters didn’t really care about or know much about (as with the PA), the politician doesn’t have to follow through and non performance should be excused. No. I know people weasel out of things every day, but if you say you’re going to do something, you should at least give a solid reason for not doing it. That would be a revelation in today’s political world, I know. And you do have a point; where’s there’s no mutual understanding of the deal, there’s no meeting of minds and no deal. But not everybody is ignorant, and if a few voters accept, I say there’s a deal, so the politician should be bound to the promise or else talk like a Dutch Uncle to get out of the deal. DT has not talked like the Dutch Uncle.

    The PA is a bag of wind, but the US was in for a lot of wind. If the talk ever got tied to a carbon tax (where there’s tax there’s graft), then it could get expensive. We’ve had enough graft. Personally, I’m more inclined to think geoengineering is affecting our weather, not carbon emissions. As Paul Hellyar said, “Chem trails and HAARP are Satan’s illegitimate Siamese twins of death and destruction.”

    Anyway, Oz, thanks for the exchange.

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    And thank you. I appreciate nuance and/or logic from those who are up to it.

    I have known some of the people running parties campaigns and I tried to persuade one campaign director for a party that was certain to win to make the party leader abjure all promises. I suggested "There have been too many broken promises which have destroyed trust. We want to earn your trust. We make no promises except one you will believe: ' We promise to try and govern so you will want to reelect us'. But we will tell you honestly what we intend to try and achieve, and we expect to be judged on how well we perform". It seemed to me a no brainer but it proved to be beyond the grasp of his imagination.
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  24. drtdrg says:
    @james bacque
    This column is heavy porridge full of grammatical lumps, and writing with little grace and small accuracy. Please unpublish it.

    Jim Bacque

    Please do not comment on this site, old Canadian twat. We do not care what you have say.

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  25. This reminds me of when President Reagan first took office. He ran on a policy to not sign the “Law of the Sea” Treaty. Shortly after his inauguration one of his staffers brought it up to have it sent to the Senate for approval. Reagan asked what the staffer was talking about. I ran against it, why are you bringing it up for approval? It was not submitted. I do not know what happened to that incredibly ignorant (arrogant?) staffer. (Gist of how I remember this.)

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  26. Woodward is typical of the Zionists in the MSM and probably is a CIA/MOSSAD asset and he is doing their bidding in being an agent provocateur for the Zionists in control of America.

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  27. @Da Wei
    Oz,

    First, thanks for looking it up. I would have bet Woodward was Jewish, but would have lost.

    Second, you're discussing campaign promises in light of contract law, which is a fair analogy: the candidate's promise is the offer and the voters' endorsement is the implied acceptance. Hence, there's a deal.

    Where's there's a material change in circumstances, performance may be excused and the politician can back off the promise. Or, where something new is discovered that makes the promise not so smart a thing to do, the politician can back off and not perform. I'm with you this far.

    Then, (I think) you say that if the promise concerned something the voters didn't really care about or know much about (as with the PA), the politician doesn't have to follow through and non performance should be excused. No. I know people weasel out of things every day, but if you say you're going to do something, you should at least give a solid reason for not doing it. That would be a revelation in today's political world, I know. And you do have a point; where's there's no mutual understanding of the deal, there's no meeting of minds and no deal. But not everybody is ignorant, and if a few voters accept, I say there's a deal, so the politician should be bound to the promise or else talk like a Dutch Uncle to get out of the deal. DT has not talked like the Dutch Uncle.

    The PA is a bag of wind, but the US was in for a lot of wind. If the talk ever got tied to a carbon tax (where there's tax there's graft), then it could get expensive. We've had enough graft. Personally, I'm more inclined to think geoengineering is affecting our weather, not carbon emissions. As Paul Hellyar said, "Chem trails and HAARP are Satan's illegitimate Siamese twins of death and destruction."

    Anyway, Oz, thanks for the exchange.

    And thank you. I appreciate nuance and/or logic from those who are up to it.

    I have known some of the people running parties campaigns and I tried to persuade one campaign director for a party that was certain to win to make the party leader abjure all promises. I suggested “There have been too many broken promises which have destroyed trust. We want to earn your trust. We make no promises except one you will believe: ‘ We promise to try and govern so you will want to reelect us’. But we will tell you honestly what we intend to try and achieve, and we expect to be judged on how well we perform”. It seemed to me a no brainer but it proved to be beyond the grasp of his imagination.

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    And thank you. I appreciate nuance and/or logic from those who are up to it.
     
    [Headslap] Oh!!! So THAT'S what you think you're doing. Okay, got it.
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  28. @anon
    what does it matter the religion..its about Zionism which is a devastation and denial machine.

    Zionism seeks to direct wealth in singularities by extracting it from the masses, and the singularities are nearly always part of the Zionist network. WE must remember Zionism may favor Jewish background, but it is certainly not limited to persons of worship a particular religion.

    The people's right to self determination has been blocked by those Ilana has identified and many more not yet identified .. The sobering content in this link might help some.

    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/09/14/574071/US-drill-Syria-militants-tanf

    This article is a beginning. It is the job of the masses(you probably and me certainly) to classify those governments around the western globe that are managed by the Zionist network. Mostly it seems those governments attached to Israeli, Saudi Arabia and NATO fit the criteria for Zionist Network managed governments. For example, Spain just sold the Saudis 400 precision guided missiles to enable Saudi Arabia to rain hell down on the Yemen People, but the Government refused to sell these weapons to Saudi Arabia for quite some time. The network went to work, and worked its mysteries onto the Spanish authorities and suddenly, without further concern, Spain sells more hell for Yemen to the Saudis.

    Zionism seems to do three things well, bring resources to a localized incident needed to make the outcome of that incident Zionist favorable and two) it gates access to and manages the media, news, and propaganda in most Zionist network governed Nations and in many nations Zionism has yet to gain full control of, and three) it staffs and manages (by proxy and in person means) and coordinates, many governments and many government agencies around the world. The coordination most visible to me is that seen by and between the intelligence agencies of the Zionist controlled nation states.

    Zionism seems to establish its position so that it can use the populations it governs:
    It seems to conduct government to benefit the affairs of select high level persons and their corporate right arms. Every move a Zion-o-network government engages seems to benefit only a very few and Zionism seems extremely capable to find people able to engineer opportunities for Zionist. These opportunities seem general and open to all, but generally they favor Zionism, in some kind of way, and they do it by destroying or deny non Zion networked others.

    No government by, or that represents the masses, of the masses or for the masses would agree to spy on its own people, or to allow privately owned media to be the voice of government, or to put down public dissent by off limiting much of the Internet, or to allow those who operate the government to do so in secret, or to allow a situation at election time, whereby only a very wealthy person can run for a public office or where by a person must be first endorsed by one of only two Network owned and controlled Political parties in order to be a candidate to stand for election to one of the 527 elected, salaried government jobs, jobs that run the Network Zionism Controlled Governments. These are in my opinion some of the hallmarks of Zionism. It is important to our freedom to ignore the divide and conquer strategies inherent in Republican or Democrat, Red or Blue political party crap. And no government of free citizens would allow the control the voice of the media and a few politicians to be the entire government. That would not happen in a democracy or even a benevolent dictatorship.

    The governing machines, maned by the network acceptable employees, uses the masses for its fuel and it products or the services it produces mainly support an elite on the network somewhere somehow.

    You seem to be using language like Alice’s Humpty Dumpty. “Zionism” is at least a little bit constrained in meaning by its being a movement to restore the Jewish people as currently understood to the land of Israel (Judea and Samaria principally which creates special difficulties…) with Jerusalem as it’s capital, and, I suppose to maintain them there.

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    You are absolutely correct.
    But it also includes protection of Israel.
    And what is the best protection of Israel?
    ...............................................................................................
    To control the most powerful country in the world ergo USA
    ...........................................................................................................
    And what is even better protection of Israel?
    To to rule the world.
    ................................................................................
    What is wrong or evil in this plan?
    Nothing! it is good plan.
    ..............................................................
    So where is the snag?
    ....................................................................
    Complications in executing this plan.
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  29. Agent76 says:

    History is very clear who runs the media for those who are in the know.

    9/23/1975 Tom Charles Huston Church Committee Testimony

    Tom Charles Huston testified before the Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, commonly known as the Church Committee, on the 43-page plan he presented to the President Nixon and others on ways to collect information about anti-war and “radical” groups, including burglary, electronic surveillance, and opening of mail.

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?408953-1/tom-charles-huston-testimony-church-committee

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  30. Wally says:

    But Woodward never gives his ‘sources’.
    Why believe him?

    Only Zionists & their shills get away with that.

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  31. Agent76 says:

    September 1, 2015 THE CIA AND THE MEDIA: 50 FACTS THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW

    Since the end of World War Two the Central Intelligence Agency has been a major force in US and foreign news media, exerting considerable influence over what the public sees, hears and reads on a regular basis.

    https://www.intellihub.com/the-cia-and-the-media-50-facts-the-world-needs-to-know-2/

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  32. Anonymous[306] • Disclaimer says:
    @james bacque
    This column is heavy porridge full of grammatical lumps, and writing with little grace and small accuracy. Please unpublish it.

    Jim Bacque

    This column is heavy porridge full of grammatical lumps, and writing with little grace and small accuracy. Please unpublish it.

    I like Ilana. She has good instincts. Not the world’s best writer, but she does get better with each launch. Honest, a bit opinionated, occasionally strident, but invariably morally correct.

    You, in ugly contrast, are none of those things.

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  33. Anonymous[306] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wizard of Oz
    And thank you. I appreciate nuance and/or logic from those who are up to it.

    I have known some of the people running parties campaigns and I tried to persuade one campaign director for a party that was certain to win to make the party leader abjure all promises. I suggested "There have been too many broken promises which have destroyed trust. We want to earn your trust. We make no promises except one you will believe: ' We promise to try and govern so you will want to reelect us'. But we will tell you honestly what we intend to try and achieve, and we expect to be judged on how well we perform". It seemed to me a no brainer but it proved to be beyond the grasp of his imagination.

    And thank you. I appreciate nuance and/or logic from those who are up to it.

    [Headslap] Oh!!! So THAT’S what you think you’re doing. Okay, got it.

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    Headslapping. Yep. That appears to be about your limit.
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  34. Buckwheat says:

    President Trump’s greatest legacy will be his exposing how corrupt the American government has become. Almost every branch of Government has been exposed as corrupt but the absolute worst is the FBI. This attempted coup should be met with the hangman’s rope for traitors.

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    President Trump’s greatest legacy will be his exposing how corrupt the American government has become. Almost every branch of Government has been exposed as corrupt but the absolute worst is the FBI. This attempted coup should be met with the hangman’s rope for traitors.
     
    The media controls the minds of the mob, and presents itself as vox populi. Corruption has been exposed, and the media admits to it, endorses it, and encourages more.

    So, whaddya figure? 20 years to total economic collapse? Who's gonna feed the messicans? Oh! The humanity! Oh, Rome, do not burn!

    "Shining city on a hill" and all that bullshit. Turn out the lights.
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  35. Agent76 says:

    July 31, 2015 THE US-CHINA STANDOFF IN THE INDO-ASIA-PACIFIC REGION

    The US sea services have released a new maritime strategy, a plan that describes how the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard will design, organize, and employ naval forces in support its global dominance.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEe6BmjjPdY

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    The narrative is sound but after that video you feel like you have been in an MMA fight with stock images of warcrap in action. I need an aspirin.
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  36. anonymous[739] • Disclaimer says:

    This Washington Post, Politico inside the DC Beltway world is terrible world, Deep State – Itentitarians hostile to my identity that manages to absorb all kinds of once regular folks from places like Ohio, Utah (especially LDS Mormons) Southerners etc.

    I’m old enough to remember Watergate where Woodward and Bernstein and the Washington Post basically pulled off a coup d tat against President Nixon and the Nixon administration – this was a US President elected by 49 out 0f 50 states!

    And what was Watergate all about – the simple facts?

    So low level (yeah Jewish) Defense Department official Daniel Ellsberg was illegally leaking classified DD documents to the Washington Post – documents that conceded the Viet Nam war wasn’t going that great and was turning in to a stalemate like the one that divided Communist North Korea from South Korean for 60 years to this day.

    Some low level Nixon aides such as J Gordy Liddy take it upon themselves to harass Daniel Ellsberg – bug his psychiatrist etc. Nobody was killed, raped or even beaten. There was never any evidence that President Nixon ever ordered or approved any of this illegal harassment.

    But this is supposed to be the crime of the century!

    In contrast Hollywood director Roman Polanski drugged and anally raped at least one young teenage girl. Polanski never spent a day in jail and has continued to direct major films and have them released and favorably reviewed in the USA and Europe. If you are part of this Hollywood Leftist Dem Jewish political elite you can literally get away with child rape.

    Imagine if Richard Nixon or some White Gentile conservative had drugged and raped a young girl, imagine if some White right wing, conservative had gotten drunk drove a young girl off a bridge and left her to die like Ted Kennedy!

    So now Bob Woodward and the Washington Post and the DC Beltway, Jewish Media mafia are making noises that they want to do another coup de tat against President Trump.

    Not sure what we should or even can do – I would support someone like President Vladimir Putin putting Bob Woodward in a public cage and sentencing him to a forced labor camp and siberia like he did to the Yukos Oil oligarch photographed here.

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    I see stuff written about the Vietnam war and it never fails they don't talk at all about the whole picture. The Vietnam war was a war to stop the spread of Communism in Southeast Asia. In that aspect it won some and lost some. Vietnam had nothing to do with oil or Colonialism. Any look at a map would show it's vast strategic location for the Communist. It has one the best ports in Asia. They talk about Tet defeating us. Nothing could be further from the truth. It ended forever the Viet Cong in the South. From then on all the attacks were from the North. The next big attack...

    And in Viet Nam the North sent 150,000 men south with as much armor as the Wehrmacht had in many WW II engagements. That was in 1973, and of that 150,000 fewer than 50,000 men and no armor returned to the North, at a cost of under 1,000 American casualties. Most would count that an outstanding victory.

    (Alas, in 1975 North Viet Nam had another army of over 100,000 and sent it South; the Democratic Congress voted our South Vietnamese 20 cartridges and 2 hand grenades per man, but refused naval and air support; Saigon predictably became Ho Chi Minh city as we pushed helicopters off the decks of out carriers in our frantic evacuation; but that is hardly the fault of the US military).

    The South lost when they ran out of ammunition. During the time we were fighting in Vietnam all the other Asian countries with their own Commies attacking them were fighting also. Many of them won. The ones that fell like Cambodia paid a harsh price. By all measurement of what we went to Vietnam for we didn't lose. It did stop the spread of Communism to all Asia. Rarely in any wars do you get all you want.

    The Democrat party has been saying that the Vets fought a losing war when in actuality the Democrats directly are responsible for the loss of South Vietnam. There are only a few highways leading South and they were packed with tanks and troop transport in 75. It would have been a complete turkey shoot like the war in Kuwait. We even had battleships at that time that could have pounded them from the coast. If we would have attacked it would have probably caused them such a defeat that they would have never attacked again maybe even the government of the North would have been overthrown by the people for such incompetence. Unfortunately the Nixon was gone and Ford was directly told if he helped the Vietnamese with air power he would be impeached.

    The idea that the Vietnam vets died for nothing is a huge psyops by the Democrats. The South had defeated all the guerillas. All they needed was support to hold off the North and the Democrats sold them out. If the South Vietnamese had not fell it's very likely that the Cambodian Genocide would have never happened.
    The Democrats had said the war was lost so many times that they had to prove it so by actually losing it.
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  37. Historians know that very few people understand great historical events when they happen.
    My idea is that this now is the case.
    Never before in history did the leader of an empire understand that that empire could not survive, and act accordingly.

    The British empire was already not sustainable, financially, before 1914.
    Britain had to give up the two fleet standard, the situation where the British fleet was superior to the next two biggest fleets.
    Obama had to give up the two war standard, the USA went to one and a half war.
    What a half war accomplishes one can see in Syria.

    The British empire fell apart through WWII, Churchill the undertaker.
    For this reason, I suspect, are the peace proposals that Rudolf Hess brought to Scotland in May 1941 still secret.
    France got a generous peace, logical to assume that Hitler would propose the same to Great Britain, the empire he admired.

    The British example makes two things clear: what should have been clear prior to 1914 was not clear, or was ignored, and the price of unwilling, or not capable of understanding history at the moment it happens becomes clear.
    Britain did not have a Deep State, one might say, on the other hand, one can be of the opinion that the British Deep State did exist.
    A conflict as now in the USA never existed in Great Britain.

    What would have happened if say Chamberlain would have acted as Trump does know, anybody’s guess.
    Chamberlain did not want war, but he also did not want to end British imagined power, he belonged to the Thirtyniners, those with the illusion that Great Britain was ready for war in 1939.
    As in 1917, the USA had to rescue Britain, but this time the price was high: opening the empire to foreign competition, on top of that, FDR’s lofty statements, the Atlantic Charter, in fact the end of all colonial European empires.

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    Never before in history did the leader of an empire understand that that empire could not survive, and act accordingly.
     
    I don't think that is fair vis-a-vis some Roman emperors - e.g. Aurelian, Valentinian, Theodosius, and later Heraclius - who time and again managed to bring back the empire from the brink of disaster. The Roman empire did after all last a lot longer than any of the empires after it.

    PS this is a nitpick that does not require an answer - generally I very much like your comments for their rich historic context.

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  38. DaveE says:

    Woodward reminds me of the stereotypical Gentile whose soul was long ago stolen by the Devil.

    I imagine, at this point in his career, working for the Devil (or its Earthly minions of John 8:42) is the only option to maintain his high-roller life and ego.

    Hey, Bob…… making an honest living really ain’t so awful. You might even make some REAL friends if you have the guts (and humility) to leave.

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  39. Greg Bacon says: • Website
    @Wizard of Oz
    I wondered if Bob Woodward was Jewish so looked it up and found he wasn't. Now you display that unfortunate symptom of tendentiously calling people Jews who aren't. I wonder if it was you that falsely stated that General Wesley Clark was Jewish - another I hunted down in the last couple of days.

    After reading your post I did another search: this time for "Is Bob Woodward Jewish" which led me to the following Wikipedia article

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Jewish_American_journalists?wprov=sfla1

    I don't suppose Wikipedia will be accused of getting this one wrong by way of omission! It even includes Christopher Hitchens....

    I wonder if it was you that falsely stated that General Wesley Clark was Jewish – another I hunted down in the last couple of days.

    Clark is Jewish, but don’t expect to find real truth at Wikipedia, only what they want you to see:

    Wesley Clark comes from a long line of rabbis

    Raised a Southern Baptist who later converted to Roman Catholicism, Gen. Wesley Clark knew just what to say when he strode into a Brooklyn yeshiva in 1999, ostensibly to discuss his leadership of NATO’s victory in Yugoslavia.

    “I feel a tremendous amount in common with you,” the uniformed four-star general told the stunned roomful of students.

    “I am the oldest son, of the oldest son, of the oldest son — at least five generations, and they were all rabbis.”

    https://www.jweekly.com/2003/09/18/wesley-clark-comes-from-a-long-line-of-rabbis/

    Clark is Kosher certified.

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    The jooie termites change their names to something anglo like (((Clark))) or (((Miller))).....a shallow trivial ploy that unbelievably actually works!
    , @Wizard of Oz
    Are you so naive that you don't understand what you might be advised to do if anyone ever asked you to address an audience with some common characteristics? I even make use of my Irish Catholic great-great-great grandfather. It makes a good story and goes down well.
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  40. Windwaves says:
    @Rational
    WHAT A FOO BELIEVES........HE SEES; OR WHY JUDAISTS ARE GOING BERSERK.

    Thanks for the excellent article, Madam.

    You forgot to mention that the NYT and Woodward are Judaists.

    Jewish paranoid delusions have become severe since Trump took office.

    Obviously the NYT op ed is fake. It is a forgery. Per PCR, it is by the NYT itself. Childish pranks.

    Bob Woodward’s “sources” are fake. He made things up himself.

    Every Sabbath, Judaists like these read the Torah, including Deuteronomy 20:16:

    “However, in the cities of the nations the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes.”

    And their plan to destroy and exterminate the white goyim is facing hiccups, so the Judaists have gone berserk.

    Trump is just another slave of israel and all the crap related to it.

    I am expecting him to convert any day.

    The only difference from prior presidents is that trump does not even attempt to hide who is really in control of this country.

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  41. Anonymous[306] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buckwheat
    President Trump's greatest legacy will be his exposing how corrupt the American government has become. Almost every branch of Government has been exposed as corrupt but the absolute worst is the FBI. This attempted coup should be met with the hangman's rope for traitors.

    President Trump’s greatest legacy will be his exposing how corrupt the American government has become. Almost every branch of Government has been exposed as corrupt but the absolute worst is the FBI. This attempted coup should be met with the hangman’s rope for traitors.

    The media controls the minds of the mob, and presents itself as vox populi. Corruption has been exposed, and the media admits to it, endorses it, and encourages more.

    So, whaddya figure? 20 years to total economic collapse? Who’s gonna feed the messicans? Oh! The humanity! Oh, Rome, do not burn!

    “Shining city on a hill” and all that bullshit. Turn out the lights.

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  42. Windwaves says:

    Yep, finally someone who gets it.

    Trump 180 degree turn on his promises to get out of israel’s wars is clear proof that he is just another zionist.

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    Most who voted for him AND possessed half of a brain headed for the latrines to vomit. That's what I did. I know that I left myself open for ridicule so go lightly on me.
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  43. Windwaves says:
    @Justsaying
    This piece makes Trump look like a credible president - that is, if he is to be judged by his campaign promises to the American electorate who voted him in. This is only partly true. Recall that Trump did make unequivocal promises: “We will stop racing to topple foreign regimes that we know nothing about, that we shouldn’t be involved with,”. and “We will stop racing to topple foreign regimes that we know nothing about, that we shouldn’t be involved with,” Not long after such promises, he announced he would be sending more troops to Afghanistan. His bombing of Syria and illegally keeping American boots in that country surely flies in the face of such promises especially in light of statements that American troops will not leave that country any time soon, in keeping with America's zeal for fighting Israel's wars. This piece portrays Trump as intrepid and true to his word. Yet, like many of his predecessors, the morbid fear of the pro-Israeli lobby remains a defining feature of US foreign policy matters. Neither can Trump exonerate himself from the ongoing tragedy in Yemen emboldening the Saudis and their Emirati allies with the sale of billions of dollars of arms to these medieval monarchies, not to mention the logistical support given them by the US.

    Trump is just another servant of israel.

    His 180 degree turn on his campaign promises to get out of israel’s wars, I.e. each and every war the US is involved in, shows he is a zionist and hopefully his base realizes that

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  44. The color yellow for cowardice needs to go, damn albino british coined this term for the Chinese, the color WHITE is a lot more approprite for cowardice because history is littered with whites fleeing from the battlefield from the aryans to the british australians, whereas slant eyed Asians fight to the death even when overmatched in arms and numbers. So writer edit your headline .

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  45. Deschutes says:

    I didn’t like Clinton, but I think Trump is as bad, probably worse. Look at the EPA under Trump, it’s a fucking joke with fossil fuel shills like Pruitt gutting much needed laws to protect environment and people. Look at Education secretary DeVoss: it does NOT get any worse: a billionaire christian fundamentalist wacko billionaire who bought her way into that post funding the GOP/Trump ticket!? She’s the epitome of what the ‘Trump voters’ ostensibly hate: a billionaire class aka ‘Rome on the Potomac’ as this author calls it, the plutocracy who own and run the show while the proletariat slave away at their office temp jobs, or worse yet amazon.com sweatshop, etc. DeVoss is privatizing education so that christian fundies can have their kids taught ‘gawd made the world in 7 days’ instead of Darwin’s evolution. Look at Trumps Atty General Sessions: he’s a reactionary fossil from the 1950s who wants to illegalize weed? Roll back sensible drug policy? He’s a fucking disaster. And look at what Trump is doing for Israel!? Moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, and Kishner sucking up to Netanyahoo, doing his bidding like an Israel firster? This is all good? This is what the disenfranchised Trump supporter voted for and had in mind??

    Trump is a fucking awful trainwreck.

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    ' Moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, '
    If this makes Netanyahu happy for some time, at negligible cost to the USA, smart move.
    At the same time, Trump can claim 'see how I love Israel'.
    For me the same as the fake attacks on Syria.
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  46. FB says:

    Besides, the U.S. has strong in-house environmental protections, including emission controls.

    Apparently not ‘strong’ enough…the ‘emissions’ from various quarters of the swamp have been particularly noxious lately, and quite ‘uncontrolled’…Woodward…Anonymous…Brennan…etc

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  47. @Deschutes
    I didn't like Clinton, but I think Trump is as bad, probably worse. Look at the EPA under Trump, it's a fucking joke with fossil fuel shills like Pruitt gutting much needed laws to protect environment and people. Look at Education secretary DeVoss: it does NOT get any worse: a billionaire christian fundamentalist wacko billionaire who bought her way into that post funding the GOP/Trump ticket!? She's the epitome of what the 'Trump voters' ostensibly hate: a billionaire class aka 'Rome on the Potomac' as this author calls it, the plutocracy who own and run the show while the proletariat slave away at their office temp jobs, or worse yet amazon.com sweatshop, etc. DeVoss is privatizing education so that christian fundies can have their kids taught 'gawd made the world in 7 days' instead of Darwin's evolution. Look at Trumps Atty General Sessions: he's a reactionary fossil from the 1950s who wants to illegalize weed? Roll back sensible drug policy? He's a fucking disaster. And look at what Trump is doing for Israel!? Moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, and Kishner sucking up to Netanyahoo, doing his bidding like an Israel firster? This is all good? This is what the disenfranchised Trump supporter voted for and had in mind??

    Trump is a fucking awful trainwreck.

    ‘ Moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, ‘
    If this makes Netanyahu happy for some time, at negligible cost to the USA, smart move.
    At the same time, Trump can claim ‘see how I love Israel’.
    For me the same as the fake attacks on Syria.
    Show.

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  48. nsa says:
    @Greg Bacon

    I wonder if it was you that falsely stated that General Wesley Clark was Jewish – another I hunted down in the last couple of days.
     
    Clark is Jewish, but don't expect to find real truth at Wikipedia, only what they want you to see:

    Wesley Clark comes from a long line of rabbis

    Raised a Southern Baptist who later converted to Roman Catholicism, Gen. Wesley Clark knew just what to say when he strode into a Brooklyn yeshiva in 1999, ostensibly to discuss his leadership of NATO’s victory in Yugoslavia.

    “I feel a tremendous amount in common with you,” the uniformed four-star general told the stunned roomful of students.

    “I am the oldest son, of the oldest son, of the oldest son — at least five generations, and they were all rabbis.”

    https://www.jweekly.com/2003/09/18/wesley-clark-comes-from-a-long-line-of-rabbis/
     
    Clark is Kosher certified.

    The jooie termites change their names to something anglo like (((Clark))) or (((Miller)))…..a shallow trivial ploy that unbelievably actually works!

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    Why don't you check the facts of the particular case instead of just finding opportunity for a belch and a splitter? His Jewish father died when he was 4 and his Methodist mother moved him well away father's family. He was given his stepfather's surname: a very common practice.
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  49. @Wizard of Oz
    You seem to be using language like Alice's Humpty Dumpty. "Zionism" is at least a little bit constrained in meaning by its being a movement to restore the Jewish people as currently understood to the land of Israel (Judea and Samaria principally which creates special difficulties...) with Jerusalem as it's capital, and, I suppose to maintain them there.

    You are absolutely correct.
    But it also includes protection of Israel.
    And what is the best protection of Israel?
    …………………………………………………………………………………..
    To control the most powerful country in the world ergo USA
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………..
    And what is even better protection of Israel?
    To to rule the world.
    ……………………………………………………………………..
    What is wrong or evil in this plan?
    Nothing! it is good plan.
    ……………………………………………………..
    So where is the snag?
    …………………………………………………………..
    Complications in executing this plan.

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  50. Mike P says:
    @jilles dykstra
    Historians know that very few people understand great historical events when they happen.
    My idea is that this now is the case.
    Never before in history did the leader of an empire understand that that empire could not survive, and act accordingly.

    The British empire was already not sustainable, financially, before 1914.
    Britain had to give up the two fleet standard, the situation where the British fleet was superior to the next two biggest fleets.
    Obama had to give up the two war standard, the USA went to one and a half war.
    What a half war accomplishes one can see in Syria.

    The British empire fell apart through WWII, Churchill the undertaker.
    For this reason, I suspect, are the peace proposals that Rudolf Hess brought to Scotland in May 1941 still secret.
    France got a generous peace, logical to assume that Hitler would propose the same to Great Britain, the empire he admired.

    The British example makes two things clear: what should have been clear prior to 1914 was not clear, or was ignored, and the price of unwilling, or not capable of understanding history at the moment it happens becomes clear.
    Britain did not have a Deep State, one might say, on the other hand, one can be of the opinion that the British Deep State did exist.
    A conflict as now in the USA never existed in Great Britain.

    What would have happened if say Chamberlain would have acted as Trump does know, anybody's guess.
    Chamberlain did not want war, but he also did not want to end British imagined power, he belonged to the Thirtyniners, those with the illusion that Great Britain was ready for war in 1939.
    As in 1917, the USA had to rescue Britain, but this time the price was high: opening the empire to foreign competition, on top of that, FDR's lofty statements, the Atlantic Charter, in fact the end of all colonial European empires.

    Never before in history did the leader of an empire understand that that empire could not survive, and act accordingly.

    I don’t think that is fair vis-a-vis some Roman emperors – e.g. Aurelian, Valentinian, Theodosius, and later Heraclius – who time and again managed to bring back the empire from the brink of disaster. The Roman empire did after all last a lot longer than any of the empires after it.

    PS this is a nitpick that does not require an answer – generally I very much like your comments for their rich historic context.

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  51. Enver Masud says: • Website

    Bob Woodward needs to answer for not following up on what really happened at the Pentagon on 9/11. My letter the Washington Post at http://www.twf.org/News/Y2009/1206-Ombudsman.pdf

    In part, I wrote:

    According to the Washington Post, Barbara K. Olson called her husband twice on September 11, 2001 in the final minutes of Flight 77. Her last words to him were, “What do I tell the pilot to do?”

    “She called from the plane while it was being hijacked,” said Theodore Olson — 42nd Solicitor General of the United States. “I wish it wasn’t so, but it is.”

    However, prosecution exhibit P200054 (attached) in United States v.
    Zacarias Moussaoui — http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov/notablecases/moussaoui/ exhibits/prosecution/flights/P200054.html — shows that Barbara Olson made only one phone call — it did not connect, and it lasted for 0 seconds!

    Both accounts of Barbara Olson’s phone calls — the Solicitor General’s and the prosecution’s in United States v. Zacarias Moussaoui — cannot be correct.

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    Have you considered that, between the early reports of calls from the planes which described many cell phone calls and the FBI evidence nearly all were redescribed as air phone calls? Maybe Barbara Olson tried using her cell phone and, on discovering it wouldn't connect, used an air phone.

    Here BTW is a very early discussion after 9/11 of the use of cell phones in flight

    https://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/14/us/after-attacks-communications-new-perspective-issue-cell-phone-use-planes.html
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  52. anarchyst says:

    Media lies and fabrications have been going on ever since there were “journalists” (I use that term loosely). The difference today, is that “professional journalism” is now blatantly showing its liberal communistic bias.
    From “Remember the Maine” in the Spanish-American war (actually a powder magazine explosion–not an attack) to walter duranty’s extolling the “virtues” of communism while one of the greatest artificially-engineered (by communists)famines in the Ukraine was taking place, in order to force the “collectivization” of privately-held farms, to walter cronkite outright lying about the American military’s effectiveness during the 1968 Vietnam “Tet offensive” (in which much enemy life was lost) journalism has always been a “nasty craft”. In cronkite’s case, the North Vietnamese were ready to settle (and capitulate) until cronkite’s lies about the supposed American “defeat” were publicized. Cronkite’s lies gave the North Vietnamese new resolve, as they realized that they had the American “news media” on their side. There has always been a certain sympathy for communism and totalitarianism in the so-called “mainstream media”. All one has to do is to look at the journalists fawning over Cuba’s Fidel Castro and how wonderful life is in that communist “paradise”.
    Journalists HATE the internet because it exposes their “profession” for what it really is…with the internet, anyone can be a true journalist. This is why the same “mainstream media” is calling for the “licensing” of journalists–something that would have been unheard of (and treasonous) in previous decades…
    Professional journalism is its own worst enemy…

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    Is there a good exposition and explanation of Cronkite's "lies" you can recommend? The word "lie" on the internet always makes me wonder whether someone really told conscious lies, while knowing the truth, or was, if not honestly mistaken or correct, reckless with the truth for some cause.
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  53. anarchyst says:
    @anonymous
    This Washington Post, Politico inside the DC Beltway world is terrible world, Deep State - Itentitarians hostile to my identity that manages to absorb all kinds of once regular folks from places like Ohio, Utah (especially LDS Mormons) Southerners etc.

    I'm old enough to remember Watergate where Woodward and Bernstein and the Washington Post basically pulled off a coup d tat against President Nixon and the Nixon administration - this was a US President elected by 49 out 0f 50 states!

    And what was Watergate all about - the simple facts?

    So low level (yeah Jewish) Defense Department official Daniel Ellsberg was illegally leaking classified DD documents to the Washington Post - documents that conceded the Viet Nam war wasn't going that great and was turning in to a stalemate like the one that divided Communist North Korea from South Korean for 60 years to this day.

    Some low level Nixon aides such as J Gordy Liddy take it upon themselves to harass Daniel Ellsberg - bug his psychiatrist etc. Nobody was killed, raped or even beaten. There was never any evidence that President Nixon ever ordered or approved any of this illegal harassment.

    But this is supposed to be the crime of the century!

    In contrast Hollywood director Roman Polanski drugged and anally raped at least one young teenage girl. Polanski never spent a day in jail and has continued to direct major films and have them released and favorably reviewed in the USA and Europe. If you are part of this Hollywood Leftist Dem Jewish political elite you can literally get away with child rape.

    Imagine if Richard Nixon or some White Gentile conservative had drugged and raped a young girl, imagine if some White right wing, conservative had gotten drunk drove a young girl off a bridge and left her to die like Ted Kennedy!

    So now Bob Woodward and the Washington Post and the DC Beltway, Jewish Media mafia are making noises that they want to do another coup de tat against President Trump.

    Not sure what we should or even can do - I would support someone like President Vladimir Putin putting Bob Woodward in a public cage and sentencing him to a forced labor camp and siberia like he did to the Yukos Oil oligarch photographed here.

    https://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/khodorkovskyr_450x300.jpg

    I see stuff written about the Vietnam war and it never fails they don’t talk at all about the whole picture. The Vietnam war was a war to stop the spread of Communism in Southeast Asia. In that aspect it won some and lost some. Vietnam had nothing to do with oil or Colonialism. Any look at a map would show it’s vast strategic location for the Communist. It has one the best ports in Asia. They talk about Tet defeating us. Nothing could be further from the truth. It ended forever the Viet Cong in the South. From then on all the attacks were from the North. The next big attack…

    [MORE]

    And in Viet Nam the North sent 150,000 men south with as much armor as the Wehrmacht had in many WW II engagements. That was in 1973, and of that 150,000 fewer than 50,000 men and no armor returned to the North, at a cost of under 1,000 American casualties. Most would count that an outstanding victory.

    (Alas, in 1975 North Viet Nam had another army of over 100,000 and sent it South; the Democratic Congress voted our South Vietnamese 20 cartridges and 2 hand grenades per man, but refused naval and air support; Saigon predictably became Ho Chi Minh city as we pushed helicopters off the decks of out carriers in our frantic evacuation; but that is hardly the fault of the US military).

    The South lost when they ran out of ammunition. During the time we were fighting in Vietnam all the other Asian countries with their own Commies attacking them were fighting also. Many of them won. The ones that fell like Cambodia paid a harsh price. By all measurement of what we went to Vietnam for we didn’t lose. It did stop the spread of Communism to all Asia. Rarely in any wars do you get all you want.

    The Democrat party has been saying that the Vets fought a losing war when in actuality the Democrats directly are responsible for the loss of South Vietnam. There are only a few highways leading South and they were packed with tanks and troop transport in 75. It would have been a complete turkey shoot like the war in Kuwait. We even had battleships at that time that could have pounded them from the coast. If we would have attacked it would have probably caused them such a defeat that they would have never attacked again maybe even the government of the North would have been overthrown by the people for such incompetence. Unfortunately the Nixon was gone and Ford was directly told if he helped the Vietnamese with air power he would be impeached.

    The idea that the Vietnam vets died for nothing is a huge psyops by the Democrats. The South had defeated all the guerillas. All they needed was support to hold off the North and the Democrats sold them out. If the South Vietnamese had not fell it’s very likely that the Cambodian Genocide would have never happened.
    The Democrats had said the war was lost so many times that they had to prove it so by actually losing it.

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    American colonists only replaced French colonist after Dien Bien Fu.
    Please straighten your facts.
    , @Mike P

    ... we were fighting in Vietnam all the other Asian countries with their own Commies attacking them were fighting also. Many of them won. The ones that fell like Cambodia paid a harsh price.
     
    On the other hand, the Khmer Rouge victory in Cambodia was precipitated by the U.S. bombings:

    Estimates vary widely on the number of civilian casualites inflicted by the campaign; however,as many as 500,000 people died as a direct result of the bombings while perhaps hundreds of thousands more died from the effects of displacement, disease or starvation during this period.

    The Khmer Rouge, previously a marginalized guerrilla group, propagandized the bombing campaign to great effect; by the CIA's own intelligence estimates, the US bombing campaign was a key factor in the increase in popular support for the Khmer Rouge rebels. After their victory in 1975, the Khmer Rouge oversaw a period in which another one-to-two million Cambodians died from execution, hunger and forced labour.

     

    (from http://rabble.ca/toolkit/on-this-day/us-secret-bombing-cambodia)

    The U.S. also utterly devastated Laos, killed millions of Vietnamese ... ultimately all for nothing, or rather worse than nothing.

    , @Wizard of Oz
    Credit where credit is due. That is a very coherent and compelling account that accords very much with what Jerry Pournelle used to say and supports my South American professor friend's view that the war was a success in the Cold War against the Soviet Union.
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  54. crimson2 says:
    @Rational
    WHAT A FOO BELIEVES........HE SEES; OR WHY JUDAISTS ARE GOING BERSERK.

    Thanks for the excellent article, Madam.

    You forgot to mention that the NYT and Woodward are Judaists.

    Jewish paranoid delusions have become severe since Trump took office.

    Obviously the NYT op ed is fake. It is a forgery. Per PCR, it is by the NYT itself. Childish pranks.

    Bob Woodward’s “sources” are fake. He made things up himself.

    Every Sabbath, Judaists like these read the Torah, including Deuteronomy 20:16:

    “However, in the cities of the nations the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes.”

    And their plan to destroy and exterminate the white goyim is facing hiccups, so the Judaists have gone berserk.

    Jewish paranoid delusions

    Maybe the dumbasses who think the Jews are behind every bad thing that ever happens to them are the paranoid delusional ones.

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    Well, Jews have been pushing their dumb ass '6M' lie since at least 1823.

    But no, they didn't cause the latest hurricane. But you can bet they'll get a huge piece of the FEMA pie.
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  55. Ace says:
    @james bacque
    This column is heavy porridge full of grammatical lumps, and writing with little grace and small accuracy. Please unpublish it.

    Jim Bacque

    Is that all you’ve got? What did you find graceless and inaccurate?

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  56. We’re surprised the tools of the Oligarch Class remain loyal to their paymasters? Comey and Müller both received very lucrative board-seat assignments for looking the other way when appropriate, or digging a little deeper when asked.

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  57. @anarchyst
    I see stuff written about the Vietnam war and it never fails they don't talk at all about the whole picture. The Vietnam war was a war to stop the spread of Communism in Southeast Asia. In that aspect it won some and lost some. Vietnam had nothing to do with oil or Colonialism. Any look at a map would show it's vast strategic location for the Communist. It has one the best ports in Asia. They talk about Tet defeating us. Nothing could be further from the truth. It ended forever the Viet Cong in the South. From then on all the attacks were from the North. The next big attack...

    And in Viet Nam the North sent 150,000 men south with as much armor as the Wehrmacht had in many WW II engagements. That was in 1973, and of that 150,000 fewer than 50,000 men and no armor returned to the North, at a cost of under 1,000 American casualties. Most would count that an outstanding victory.

    (Alas, in 1975 North Viet Nam had another army of over 100,000 and sent it South; the Democratic Congress voted our South Vietnamese 20 cartridges and 2 hand grenades per man, but refused naval and air support; Saigon predictably became Ho Chi Minh city as we pushed helicopters off the decks of out carriers in our frantic evacuation; but that is hardly the fault of the US military).

    The South lost when they ran out of ammunition. During the time we were fighting in Vietnam all the other Asian countries with their own Commies attacking them were fighting also. Many of them won. The ones that fell like Cambodia paid a harsh price. By all measurement of what we went to Vietnam for we didn't lose. It did stop the spread of Communism to all Asia. Rarely in any wars do you get all you want.

    The Democrat party has been saying that the Vets fought a losing war when in actuality the Democrats directly are responsible for the loss of South Vietnam. There are only a few highways leading South and they were packed with tanks and troop transport in 75. It would have been a complete turkey shoot like the war in Kuwait. We even had battleships at that time that could have pounded them from the coast. If we would have attacked it would have probably caused them such a defeat that they would have never attacked again maybe even the government of the North would have been overthrown by the people for such incompetence. Unfortunately the Nixon was gone and Ford was directly told if he helped the Vietnamese with air power he would be impeached.

    The idea that the Vietnam vets died for nothing is a huge psyops by the Democrats. The South had defeated all the guerillas. All they needed was support to hold off the North and the Democrats sold them out. If the South Vietnamese had not fell it's very likely that the Cambodian Genocide would have never happened.
    The Democrats had said the war was lost so many times that they had to prove it so by actually losing it.

    American colonists only replaced French colonist after Dien Bien Fu.
    Please straighten your facts.

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    My facts ARE straight. Unlike the Ken Burns communist-loving propaganda that you (apparently) subscribe to.
    It is interesting to note that the Russians who occupied Vietnam after the Americans left, were generally despised by the Vietnamese.
    , @Anon
    Please don't pollute UR with such pathetically lightweight (and even misspelled) sniping.
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  58. Agent76 says:

    Public Intelligence

    “In the absence of the governmental checks and balances present in other areas of our national life, the only effective restraint upon executive policy and power in the areas of national defense and international affairs may lie in an enlightened citizenry — in an informed and critical public opinion which alone can here protect the values of democratic government. For this reason, it is perhaps here that a press that is alert, aware, and free most vitally serves the basic purpose of the First Amendment. For, without an informed and free press, there cannot be an enlightened people.”

    http://publicintelligence.net

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  59. olddavy says:
    @Rational
    WHAT A FOO BELIEVES........HE SEES; OR WHY JUDAISTS ARE GOING BERSERK.

    Thanks for the excellent article, Madam.

    You forgot to mention that the NYT and Woodward are Judaists.

    Jewish paranoid delusions have become severe since Trump took office.

    Obviously the NYT op ed is fake. It is a forgery. Per PCR, it is by the NYT itself. Childish pranks.

    Bob Woodward’s “sources” are fake. He made things up himself.

    Every Sabbath, Judaists like these read the Torah, including Deuteronomy 20:16:

    “However, in the cities of the nations the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes.”

    And their plan to destroy and exterminate the white goyim is facing hiccups, so the Judaists have gone berserk.

    Hey, Rational:

    Why not try living up to your Pseudonym. Your flatulent commentary reveals an all too sickening and uncalled for prejudice having absolutely nothing to do with Ilana Mercer’s article.

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  60. anarchyst says:
    @Ilyana_Rozumova
    American colonists only replaced French colonist after Dien Bien Fu.
    Please straighten your facts.

    My facts ARE straight. Unlike the Ken Burns communist-loving propaganda that you (apparently) subscribe to.
    It is interesting to note that the Russians who occupied Vietnam after the Americans left, were generally despised by the Vietnamese.

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    "occupied Vietnam"? Tell us more. The word "occupied" seems to mean much more than "sent technical advisers". Why any need for occupation after the war was won?
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  61. Mike P says:
    @anarchyst
    I see stuff written about the Vietnam war and it never fails they don't talk at all about the whole picture. The Vietnam war was a war to stop the spread of Communism in Southeast Asia. In that aspect it won some and lost some. Vietnam had nothing to do with oil or Colonialism. Any look at a map would show it's vast strategic location for the Communist. It has one the best ports in Asia. They talk about Tet defeating us. Nothing could be further from the truth. It ended forever the Viet Cong in the South. From then on all the attacks were from the North. The next big attack...

    And in Viet Nam the North sent 150,000 men south with as much armor as the Wehrmacht had in many WW II engagements. That was in 1973, and of that 150,000 fewer than 50,000 men and no armor returned to the North, at a cost of under 1,000 American casualties. Most would count that an outstanding victory.

    (Alas, in 1975 North Viet Nam had another army of over 100,000 and sent it South; the Democratic Congress voted our South Vietnamese 20 cartridges and 2 hand grenades per man, but refused naval and air support; Saigon predictably became Ho Chi Minh city as we pushed helicopters off the decks of out carriers in our frantic evacuation; but that is hardly the fault of the US military).

    The South lost when they ran out of ammunition. During the time we were fighting in Vietnam all the other Asian countries with their own Commies attacking them were fighting also. Many of them won. The ones that fell like Cambodia paid a harsh price. By all measurement of what we went to Vietnam for we didn't lose. It did stop the spread of Communism to all Asia. Rarely in any wars do you get all you want.

    The Democrat party has been saying that the Vets fought a losing war when in actuality the Democrats directly are responsible for the loss of South Vietnam. There are only a few highways leading South and they were packed with tanks and troop transport in 75. It would have been a complete turkey shoot like the war in Kuwait. We even had battleships at that time that could have pounded them from the coast. If we would have attacked it would have probably caused them such a defeat that they would have never attacked again maybe even the government of the North would have been overthrown by the people for such incompetence. Unfortunately the Nixon was gone and Ford was directly told if he helped the Vietnamese with air power he would be impeached.

    The idea that the Vietnam vets died for nothing is a huge psyops by the Democrats. The South had defeated all the guerillas. All they needed was support to hold off the North and the Democrats sold them out. If the South Vietnamese had not fell it's very likely that the Cambodian Genocide would have never happened.
    The Democrats had said the war was lost so many times that they had to prove it so by actually losing it.

    … we were fighting in Vietnam all the other Asian countries with their own Commies attacking them were fighting also. Many of them won. The ones that fell like Cambodia paid a harsh price.

    On the other hand, the Khmer Rouge victory in Cambodia was precipitated by the U.S. bombings:

    Estimates vary widely on the number of civilian casualites inflicted by the campaign; however,as many as 500,000 people died as a direct result of the bombings while perhaps hundreds of thousands more died from the effects of displacement, disease or starvation during this period.

    The Khmer Rouge, previously a marginalized guerrilla group, propagandized the bombing campaign to great effect; by the CIA’s own intelligence estimates, the US bombing campaign was a key factor in the increase in popular support for the Khmer Rouge rebels. After their victory in 1975, the Khmer Rouge oversaw a period in which another one-to-two million Cambodians died from execution, hunger and forced labour.

    (from http://rabble.ca/toolkit/on-this-day/us-secret-bombing-cambodia)

    The U.S. also utterly devastated Laos, killed millions of Vietnamese … ultimately all for nothing, or rather worse than nothing.

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  62. HP says:

    Now anonymous is at the mercy of NYT.
    Maybe there’s something they’d like him to do for ‘em:
    Don’t worry, Anonymous, your secret is good with us.
    We’ll make sure it doesn’t get out some how.
    Now here’s what we really think you should do: First, ……

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  63. Sowhat says:
    @Windwaves
    Yep, finally someone who gets it.

    Trump 180 degree turn on his promises to get out of israel’s wars is clear proof that he is just another zionist.

    Most who voted for him AND possessed half of a brain headed for the latrines to vomit. That’s what I did. I know that I left myself open for ridicule so go lightly on me.

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  64. They are following the same script against Trump as they did against .Milosevic. Demonization, character assassination,accusations of mental illness.
    What is the point? Is it to effect a coup or is it merely a bullying process to make sure none of MAGA is accomplished: a wall, immigration e forcement,etc.
    To the point: what is (((woodward-big media))) end game? Do they have one or is it just a moronic screaming from the balcony at the actor on the stage: don’t forget asshole, the people below may have bought tickets but we OWN the theatre.

    I thank Woodward and the JYT-WaPo whores; they are screaming all of us one step closer to ‘Lamppost Day’.
    Top marks.

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  65. @Wizard of Oz
    I wondered if Bob Woodward was Jewish so looked it up and found he wasn't. Now you display that unfortunate symptom of tendentiously calling people Jews who aren't. I wonder if it was you that falsely stated that General Wesley Clark was Jewish - another I hunted down in the last couple of days.

    After reading your post I did another search: this time for "Is Bob Woodward Jewish" which led me to the following Wikipedia article

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Jewish_American_journalists?wprov=sfla1

    I don't suppose Wikipedia will be accused of getting this one wrong by way of omission! It even includes Christopher Hitchens....

    General Wesley Clark is proudly Jewish. “Raised a Southern Baptist who later converted to Roman Catholicism, Gen. Wesley Clark knew just what to say when he strode into a Brooklyn yeshiva in 1999, ostensibly to discuss his leadership of NATO’s victory in Yugoslavia.

    “I feel a tremendous amount in common with you,” the uniformed four-star general told the stunned roomful of students.

    “I am the oldest son, of the oldest son, of the oldest son — at least five generations, and they were all rabbis.”

    The incident could be a signal of how Clark, who became the 10th contender in the Democratic run for the presidency on Wednesday, relates to the Jews and the issues dear to them.

    Apparently Clark, 58, revels in his Jewish roots.”

    Many righteous Gentiles serve the Jewish People. Whether Bob Woodward is a righteous Gentile or someone, who, like Madeleine Albright, who feels more confortable to serve while claiming to be something else, that, after all, is an individual preference. What is your case?

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    Why are you so desperate to grasp at straws and distort words? If Wesley Clark uttered the unsourced words you purport to quote I could find you any number of rhetorical parallels. You should have heard me at a St Patrick's Day dinner and a Burns Night playing up my Irish and Scottish ancestry. "Proudly Jewish". Absolute BS on the very words you quote. He is just making the best of what he's got to establish rapport with his audience.

    And what are you saying about Bob Woodward who, contrary to plain erroneous assertions that he is, is not Jewish [unless secretly converted as to which I know as little and as much as BS artists like you]? I pointed that out, correctly. It is only you that seems to have a case to make.

    Now tell us something you might be beginning to have some insight into. What's with your hang up about Jews?

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  66. Realist says:

    Thank goodness, gasps Woodward, that the globalist grandees with whom he stands so courageously, and who surround the president (likely directed by his ambitious daughter and the “Kushner-Cohn Democrats”), saved the day:

    Ilana if Trump is so anti establishment and anti Deep State perhaps you can explain why Trump has intentionally surrounded himself with Deep State denizens like Bolton?

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  67. Wally says:
    @crimson2

    Jewish paranoid delusions
     
    Maybe the dumbasses who think the Jews are behind every bad thing that ever happens to them are the paranoid delusional ones.

    Well, Jews have been pushing their dumb ass ’6M’ lie since at least 1823.

    But no, they didn’t cause the latest hurricane. But you can bet they’ll get a huge piece of the FEMA pie.
    LOL

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  68. Testing to see if I’ve been blocked by this site.

    Edit: apparently not, but my response to Unz’ 9/11 article was marked as spam. Moderator, please check.

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  69. @ploni almoni
    General Wesley Clark is proudly Jewish. "Raised a Southern Baptist who later converted to Roman Catholicism, Gen. Wesley Clark knew just what to say when he strode into a Brooklyn yeshiva in 1999, ostensibly to discuss his leadership of NATO’s victory in Yugoslavia.

    “I feel a tremendous amount in common with you,” the uniformed four-star general told the stunned roomful of students.

    “I am the oldest son, of the oldest son, of the oldest son — at least five generations, and they were all rabbis.”

    The incident could be a signal of how Clark, who became the 10th contender in the Democratic run for the presidency on Wednesday, relates to the Jews and the issues dear to them.

    Apparently Clark, 58, revels in his Jewish roots."

    Many righteous Gentiles serve the Jewish People. Whether Bob Woodward is a righteous Gentile or someone, who, like Madeleine Albright, who feels more confortable to serve while claiming to be something else, that, after all, is an individual preference. What is your case?

    Why are you so desperate to grasp at straws and distort words? If Wesley Clark uttered the unsourced words you purport to quote I could find you any number of rhetorical parallels. You should have heard me at a St Patrick’s Day dinner and a Burns Night playing up my Irish and Scottish ancestry. “Proudly Jewish”. Absolute BS on the very words you quote. He is just making the best of what he’s got to establish rapport with his audience.

    And what are you saying about Bob Woodward who, contrary to plain erroneous assertions that he is, is not Jewish [unless secretly converted as to which I know as little and as much as BS artists like you]? I pointed that out, correctly. It is only you that seems to have a case to make.

    Now tell us something you might be beginning to have some insight into. What’s with your hang up about Jews?

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  70. Anon[436] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ilyana_Rozumova
    American colonists only replaced French colonist after Dien Bien Fu.
    Please straighten your facts.

    Please don’t pollute UR with such pathetically lightweight (and even misspelled) sniping.

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  71. @anarchyst
    I see stuff written about the Vietnam war and it never fails they don't talk at all about the whole picture. The Vietnam war was a war to stop the spread of Communism in Southeast Asia. In that aspect it won some and lost some. Vietnam had nothing to do with oil or Colonialism. Any look at a map would show it's vast strategic location for the Communist. It has one the best ports in Asia. They talk about Tet defeating us. Nothing could be further from the truth. It ended forever the Viet Cong in the South. From then on all the attacks were from the North. The next big attack...

    And in Viet Nam the North sent 150,000 men south with as much armor as the Wehrmacht had in many WW II engagements. That was in 1973, and of that 150,000 fewer than 50,000 men and no armor returned to the North, at a cost of under 1,000 American casualties. Most would count that an outstanding victory.

    (Alas, in 1975 North Viet Nam had another army of over 100,000 and sent it South; the Democratic Congress voted our South Vietnamese 20 cartridges and 2 hand grenades per man, but refused naval and air support; Saigon predictably became Ho Chi Minh city as we pushed helicopters off the decks of out carriers in our frantic evacuation; but that is hardly the fault of the US military).

    The South lost when they ran out of ammunition. During the time we were fighting in Vietnam all the other Asian countries with their own Commies attacking them were fighting also. Many of them won. The ones that fell like Cambodia paid a harsh price. By all measurement of what we went to Vietnam for we didn't lose. It did stop the spread of Communism to all Asia. Rarely in any wars do you get all you want.

    The Democrat party has been saying that the Vets fought a losing war when in actuality the Democrats directly are responsible for the loss of South Vietnam. There are only a few highways leading South and they were packed with tanks and troop transport in 75. It would have been a complete turkey shoot like the war in Kuwait. We even had battleships at that time that could have pounded them from the coast. If we would have attacked it would have probably caused them such a defeat that they would have never attacked again maybe even the government of the North would have been overthrown by the people for such incompetence. Unfortunately the Nixon was gone and Ford was directly told if he helped the Vietnamese with air power he would be impeached.

    The idea that the Vietnam vets died for nothing is a huge psyops by the Democrats. The South had defeated all the guerillas. All they needed was support to hold off the North and the Democrats sold them out. If the South Vietnamese had not fell it's very likely that the Cambodian Genocide would have never happened.
    The Democrats had said the war was lost so many times that they had to prove it so by actually losing it.

    Credit where credit is due. That is a very coherent and compelling account that accords very much with what Jerry Pournelle used to say and supports my South American professor friend’s view that the war was a success in the Cold War against the Soviet Union.

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  72. @anarchyst
    My facts ARE straight. Unlike the Ken Burns communist-loving propaganda that you (apparently) subscribe to.
    It is interesting to note that the Russians who occupied Vietnam after the Americans left, were generally despised by the Vietnamese.

    “occupied Vietnam”? Tell us more. The word “occupied” seems to mean much more than “sent technical advisers”. Why any need for occupation after the war was won?

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  73. Anonymous[436] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    And thank you. I appreciate nuance and/or logic from those who are up to it.
     
    [Headslap] Oh!!! So THAT'S what you think you're doing. Okay, got it.

    Headslapping. Yep. That appears to be about your limit.

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  74. paw says:
    @Anonymous
    Been a registered Democrat most of my life, but the Dems have become nothing but war-mongering insurrectionists, not only pushing regime change in multiple foreign lands but in this North American madhouse as well. If they succeed, we will have lost the republic just as surely as Rome did when Caesar declared himself dictator for life, only overturning this imperious lot will take more than killing one man. It is not only the structure of government they threaten, but that of all society as well. They are systematically dividing and destabilising this country as surely as they do every country targeted for a color revolution.

    Most Americans have already forgotten Trump's inaugural speech, but I clearly recall that, as a Democrat, I liked his promises a lot more than anything Hillary had to offer. What do I need with more war, more societal divisions and more economic collapse? The Deep State, composed of warmongering elitists from both major parties, has made sure that every one of Trump's promises made during the campaign and in that stunning address has been effectively and pointedly blocked. They've got him bowing to their every wish. This time I am really convinced that the common explanation given for the transmogrification of every elected president into a carbon copy of his predecessor is correct: the man is threatened with the Kennedy alternative if he does not cave to them on their entire globalist agenda. Even a confident alpha male and successful entrepreneur like Trump can be cowed by the right threats, probably made not only to himself, but against everyone he holds dear.

    Democrats =deadly. Republicans = deadly.

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  75. @anarchyst
    Media lies and fabrications have been going on ever since there were "journalists" (I use that term loosely). The difference today, is that "professional journalism" is now blatantly showing its liberal communistic bias.
    From "Remember the Maine" in the Spanish-American war (actually a powder magazine explosion--not an attack) to walter duranty's extolling the "virtues" of communism while one of the greatest artificially-engineered (by communists)famines in the Ukraine was taking place, in order to force the "collectivization" of privately-held farms, to walter cronkite outright lying about the American military's effectiveness during the 1968 Vietnam "Tet offensive" (in which much enemy life was lost) journalism has always been a "nasty craft". In cronkite's case, the North Vietnamese were ready to settle (and capitulate) until cronkite's lies about the supposed American "defeat" were publicized. Cronkite's lies gave the North Vietnamese new resolve, as they realized that they had the American "news media" on their side. There has always been a certain sympathy for communism and totalitarianism in the so-called "mainstream media". All one has to do is to look at the journalists fawning over Cuba's Fidel Castro and how wonderful life is in that communist "paradise".
    Journalists HATE the internet because it exposes their "profession" for what it really is...with the internet, anyone can be a true journalist. This is why the same "mainstream media" is calling for the "licensing" of journalists--something that would have been unheard of (and treasonous) in previous decades...
    Professional journalism is its own worst enemy...

    Is there a good exposition and explanation of Cronkite’s “lies” you can recommend? The word “lie” on the internet always makes me wonder whether someone really told conscious lies, while knowing the truth, or was, if not honestly mistaken or correct, reckless with the truth for some cause.

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    I heard cronkite himself say "the war is lost" on television when the Tet offensive was taking place. Lyndon johnson remarked that if cronkite said we lost the war, that was it (for his political life).
    During the coverage of the JFK assassination, I also observed cronkite smiling, possibly at the end of a joke between the news readers, when the network resumed coverage after a commercial.
    If I knew where cronkite was buried, I would piss on his grave...
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  76. @Enver Masud
    Bob Woodward needs to answer for not following up on what really happened at the Pentagon on 9/11. My letter the Washington Post at http://www.twf.org/News/Y2009/1206-Ombudsman.pdf

    In part, I wrote:

    According to the Washington Post, Barbara K. Olson called her husband twice on September 11, 2001 in the final minutes of Flight 77. Her last words to him were, "What do I tell the pilot to do?"

    "She called from the plane while it was being hijacked," said Theodore Olson — 42nd Solicitor General of the United States. "I wish it wasn't so, but it is."

    However, prosecution exhibit P200054 (attached) in United States v.
    Zacarias Moussaoui — http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov/notablecases/moussaoui/ exhibits/prosecution/flights/P200054.html — shows that Barbara Olson made only one phone call — it did not connect, and it lasted for 0 seconds!

    Both accounts of Barbara Olson's phone calls -- the Solicitor General's and the prosecution's in United States v. Zacarias Moussaoui -- cannot be correct.

    Have you considered that, between the early reports of calls from the planes which described many cell phone calls and the FBI evidence nearly all were redescribed as air phone calls? Maybe Barbara Olson tried using her cell phone and, on discovering it wouldn’t connect, used an air phone.

    Here BTW is a very early discussion after 9/11 of the use of cell phones in flight

    https://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/14/us/after-attacks-communications-new-perspective-issue-cell-phone-use-planes.html

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    From a technological standpoint, it is possible to use an ordinary cell phone from an airplane. Problems arise in "handing off" the call from one cell tower to the next as, at altitude, more than one cell tower can be handling the call, confusing the system with multiple cell towers attempting the "hand off" for one phone.
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  77. Anon[436] • Disclaimer says:
    @nsa
    The jooie termites change their names to something anglo like (((Clark))) or (((Miller))).....a shallow trivial ploy that unbelievably actually works!

    Why don’t you check the facts of the particular case instead of just finding opportunity for a belch and a splitter? His Jewish father died when he was 4 and his Methodist mother moved him well away father’s family. He was given his stepfather’s surname: a very common practice.

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  78. @Greg Bacon

    I wonder if it was you that falsely stated that General Wesley Clark was Jewish – another I hunted down in the last couple of days.
     
    Clark is Jewish, but don't expect to find real truth at Wikipedia, only what they want you to see:

    Wesley Clark comes from a long line of rabbis

    Raised a Southern Baptist who later converted to Roman Catholicism, Gen. Wesley Clark knew just what to say when he strode into a Brooklyn yeshiva in 1999, ostensibly to discuss his leadership of NATO’s victory in Yugoslavia.

    “I feel a tremendous amount in common with you,” the uniformed four-star general told the stunned roomful of students.

    “I am the oldest son, of the oldest son, of the oldest son — at least five generations, and they were all rabbis.”

    https://www.jweekly.com/2003/09/18/wesley-clark-comes-from-a-long-line-of-rabbis/
     
    Clark is Kosher certified.

    Are you so naive that you don’t understand what you might be advised to do if anyone ever asked you to address an audience with some common characteristics? I even make use of my Irish Catholic great-great-great grandfather. It makes a good story and goes down well.

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  79. anarchyst says:
    @Wizard of Oz
    Is there a good exposition and explanation of Cronkite's "lies" you can recommend? The word "lie" on the internet always makes me wonder whether someone really told conscious lies, while knowing the truth, or was, if not honestly mistaken or correct, reckless with the truth for some cause.

    I heard cronkite himself say “the war is lost” on television when the Tet offensive was taking place. Lyndon johnson remarked that if cronkite said we lost the war, that was it (for his political life).
    During the coverage of the JFK assassination, I also observed cronkite smiling, possibly at the end of a joke between the news readers, when the network resumed coverage after a commercial.
    If I knew where cronkite was buried, I would piss on his grave…

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    Yes, sounds like a case, not so much of lying, but of putting his own status as an authority and important in-the-know person way before commitment to the truth.
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  80. @anarchyst
    I heard cronkite himself say "the war is lost" on television when the Tet offensive was taking place. Lyndon johnson remarked that if cronkite said we lost the war, that was it (for his political life).
    During the coverage of the JFK assassination, I also observed cronkite smiling, possibly at the end of a joke between the news readers, when the network resumed coverage after a commercial.
    If I knew where cronkite was buried, I would piss on his grave...

    Yes, sounds like a case, not so much of lying, but of putting his own status as an authority and important in-the-know person way before commitment to the truth.

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  81. Please read the masterpiece of recent world history that explains the origins of The Great War and the Second World War. It is by Gerry Docherty and James MacGregor and entitled Hidden History.

    James Bacque
    Penetanguishene Ontario Canada

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  82. anarchyst says:
    @Wizard of Oz
    Have you considered that, between the early reports of calls from the planes which described many cell phone calls and the FBI evidence nearly all were redescribed as air phone calls? Maybe Barbara Olson tried using her cell phone and, on discovering it wouldn't connect, used an air phone.

    Here BTW is a very early discussion after 9/11 of the use of cell phones in flight

    https://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/14/us/after-attacks-communications-new-perspective-issue-cell-phone-use-planes.html

    From a technological standpoint, it is possible to use an ordinary cell phone from an airplane. Problems arise in “handing off” the call from one cell tower to the next as, at altitude, more than one cell tower can be handling the call, confusing the system with multiple cell towers attempting the “hand off” for one phone.

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  83. @Anonymous
    Been a registered Democrat most of my life, but the Dems have become nothing but war-mongering insurrectionists, not only pushing regime change in multiple foreign lands but in this North American madhouse as well. If they succeed, we will have lost the republic just as surely as Rome did when Caesar declared himself dictator for life, only overturning this imperious lot will take more than killing one man. It is not only the structure of government they threaten, but that of all society as well. They are systematically dividing and destabilising this country as surely as they do every country targeted for a color revolution.

    Most Americans have already forgotten Trump's inaugural speech, but I clearly recall that, as a Democrat, I liked his promises a lot more than anything Hillary had to offer. What do I need with more war, more societal divisions and more economic collapse? The Deep State, composed of warmongering elitists from both major parties, has made sure that every one of Trump's promises made during the campaign and in that stunning address has been effectively and pointedly blocked. They've got him bowing to their every wish. This time I am really convinced that the common explanation given for the transmogrification of every elected president into a carbon copy of his predecessor is correct: the man is threatened with the Kennedy alternative if he does not cave to them on their entire globalist agenda. Even a confident alpha male and successful entrepreneur like Trump can be cowed by the right threats, probably made not only to himself, but against everyone he holds dear.

    well said.

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  84. @Anonymous
    Who cares if Trump is crazy? Patsy Cline didn't think Crazy was so bad anyway.

    And now you can't get that song out of your head. :)

    bastard

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  85. El Dato says:
    @Agent76
    July 31, 2015 THE US-CHINA STANDOFF IN THE INDO-ASIA-PACIFIC REGION

    The US sea services have released a new maritime strategy, a plan that describes how the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard will design, organize, and employ naval forces in support its global dominance.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEe6BmjjPdY

    The narrative is sound but after that video you feel like you have been in an MMA fight with stock images of warcrap in action. I need an aspirin.

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