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Some believe that the Cold War ended in 1991, when the Soviet Union fell apart. In retrospect, many observers also believe that a golden opportunity was missed to heal the wounds inflicted by over 45 years to hostility between the Washington and Moscow. Rather than encouraging development of a Russia that would adhere to Western European norms for elections, transparency and individual liberties, some in Europe and America instead sought to steal the country’s natural resources and other assets, a process that went on for some years under President Boris Yeltsin. The looting went hand-in-hand with particularly inept political moves on the part of President Bill Clinton, who ignored end of Cold War agreements to not use the break-up of the Soviet Union as an excuse to bring its former member states in Eastern Europe into NATO or any other military alliance hostile to Russia. The process of NATO expansion continues to this day, together with military maneuvers and the placement of new missile systems right along the Russian border, increasing Moscow’s justifiable paranoia about its security.

The military moves have been accompanied by a political deep freeze, particularly ironic as President Donald Trump during his campaign for office pledged to improve relations with Russia. They are now at their lowest ebb since the hottest days of the Cold War, including as they do the totally bogus sanctioning of Russian government officials under the maliciously conceived Magnitsky Act and the ongoing saga of Russiagate, which blames Moscow for interference in America’s 2016 election, so far without any real evidence being provided.

For those who think all of this is theater, think again. Some critics are beginning to recognize that the United States has become a country addicted to war and one need look no farther than the federal budget, where everything is being cut except military spending, which is set to increase even though there is no country or group of countries in the world that genuinely threaten the U.S.

Two recent stories in particular demonstrate just how far Washington has gone towards accepting that war has more-or-less become a natural condition for the United States of America. The first is an articleAfter years of fighting insurgencies, the Army pivots to training for a major war” that has largely been ignored, regarding how the U.S. military is changing its doctrine and training to enable it to fight a major war against a powerful national opponent. Previously, the armed forces were emphasizing countering non-government hostile agents like al-Qaeda and ISIS, the so-called counter-insurgency doctrine or COIN. According to Pentagon spokesmen, the shift is in recognition of the fact that over the horizon major conflicts are no longer as unthinkable as they once were.

According to the article, U.S. commanders are now beginning to emphasize the type of training that prevailed during the Cold War, tanks against tanks, artillery bombardments, and use of close air support. The change in doctrine derives from the 2018 National Defense Strategy assessment, which identified four national players that might go to war with the United States. They are major powers Russia and China, supplemented by nuclear North Korea and conventionally armed Iran.

The transition was discussed by former and current senior officers at the recent annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army, with particular concern being expressed that the “lessons learned” from the past seventeen years of insurgency warfare not be lost as the military returns to a more conventional model. There was also concern that the army is insufficiently resourced to continue to fight insurgencies while also taking on a major conventional component. Some officers believed that the army can handle both jobs simultaneously, but others were not so sure, observing that one really needs two distinct armies, one trained for conventional warfare and the other trained for insurgency operations, which are far more likely to occur and which are more difficult to manage.

Gen. Stephen Townsend, head of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, explained that “The future of war will be a hybrid threat. There’ll be everything from tanks and missiles and fighter-bombers down to criminal gangs, terrorists, suicide bombers and guerrilla cells. … We’re going to have to do all of that, the full spectrum of conflict.”

General David Petraeus, the “very model of a modern major general” i.e. one who never actually experiences combat, put his finger on why the change to conventional warfare is taking place now. It’s all about money, or as he put it, “it’s about getting resources. And big wars get you big resources.”

Retired Lt. General Guy Swan explained the challenge for the Army in military-speak, citing the career of his son, a West Point produced first lieutenant “…who hasn’t deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq, and what he’s been doing has been tank gunnery. He is focused on Russians and other high-end competitors.”

Between Petraeus’ comment on “big” resources and Swan’s on enemies to be killed as “high-end competitors” one might well begin to understand what today’s bloated defense establishment is all about. More money and business school jargon to euphemize wars and killing, with little regard for the possible consequences, including those competitors’ possession of nuclear weapons and the ability to deliver them on target. Russia has already warned that if it were attacked by a superior force (NATO) it would used tactical nuclear weapons as a first resort to defend itself. So much for learning tank gunnery.

The second article, also little commented on, made plain that the “competitive” army that is now evolving won’t be just some pretty toy sitting on a shelf unused. The former US commander in Europe from 2014-7 retired Lt. General Ben Hodges spoke at the Warsaw Security Forum on October 24th, where he told NATO allies that they would have to increase defense spending because the United States will not be able to protect them against a “resurgent Russia” while it is fighting China. He predicted that the U.S. will probably be at war with China within 15 years to protect its interests in the Pacific region.

Hodges cited increasing tension between Washington and Beijing in the South China Sea, China’s alleged “constant stealing [of] technology,” and Beijing’s perfectly legal purchasing of infrastructure in Africa, Latin America and Europe through the funding of and investment in projects. There was no mention of China actually threatening the United States and those were presumably Hodges’ reasons for going to war against a powerful nuclear armed nation.

Hodges is currently a strategic expert with the Center for European Policy Analysis, a Washington-based think tank that is heavily funded by globalists, NATO governments, and democracy promoters. Supporters include the U.S. government funded National Endowment for Democracy, the U.S. Mission to NATO, the NATO Public Diplomacy Division, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of State, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, the Raytheon Company, the European Defense Agency, the Chevron Corporation, Bell Helicopter, Textron Systems and BAE Systems. Oh yes, and also the neocon heavy United States Institute of Peace. The Center’s “experts” and staff are top heavy with Eastern Europeans who are focused on the threat from Russia, as is the institute. Donations to the Center are fully tax deductible by the IRS.

The awfulness of the two articles should be evident. The Army is only “under-resourced” if one considers its appropriate role to be continuously fighting countries in Asia and Europe that pose no threat to the United States. And the reality is that there is no reason for China and Russia to be viewed as threats at all. They are only turning into enemies due to the actions of the United States in their own neighborhoods, to include the NATO expansion and other provocations in the Middle East. Regarding China, the U.S. clearly believes that it is entitled to a sphere of influence that includes the entire Pacific Ocean while China cannot assert that it has any interests on own doorstep in the South China Sea.

And then there is the Strangelovean General Hodges and his pro-war establishment think tank. I wonder how much he gets paid for being a dependable mouthpiece for continuous aggression? He “predicts” war with China within 15 years. And what are the issues for what would justify risking a nuclear war? China stealing technology and protecting its local interests in Asia. And investing in the third world to acquire access to resources, which is precisely what the United States and Europeans have been doing to their benefit for many, many years. Smedley Butler once opined that “war is a racket.” If he were around today he would probably say that it is in reality a low-risk high-cost business designed to keep “heroes” like Petraeus, Swan, Townsend and Hodges fully employed.

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

 
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  1. Reminds me. I noticed we’ve budgeted six billion to fight ISIS.

    Now, generously, ISIS might have sixty thousand fighters. We could simply pay each ISIS fighter who agreed to desert a hundred thousand dollars and wrap this up in about a month without firing a shot.

  2. ‘…If he were around today he would probably say that it is in reality a low-risk high-cost business designed to keep “heroes” like Petraeus, Swan, Townsend and Hodges fully employed.’

    To be fair, one can hardly blame these individuals for advancing reasons why they should continue to be employed.

    More seriously, if the scales ever do fall from our eyes concerning the lack of any rational need for our grotesquely bloated ‘defense’ establishment, that’ll only be the first step.

    So much of our country is now dependent on it — not just economically but culturally — that we’ll actually need to dismantle it gradually, over perhaps a decade or two. Simply pulling the plug on the ninety percent or so of it that we don’t actually have a need for would be catastrophic.

  3. Anonymous[346] • Disclaimer says:
    @Colin Wright

    Reminds me. I noticed we’ve budgeted six billion to fight ISIS.

    Now, generously, ISIS might have sixty thousand fighters. We could simply pay each ISIS fighter who agreed to desert a hundred thousand dollars and wrap this up in about a month without firing a shot

    The U.S./Israel supports ISIS and Al Qaeda in Syria. They spend large amounts of money providing protection and material support to ISIS/AQ. I wouldn’t be surprised if American taxpayers are also funding ISIS & Al Qaeda retention bonuses and pensions.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    , @renfro
  4. Paul C. says:
    @Colin Wright

    Reminds me. I noticed we’ve budgeted six billion to fight ISIS.

    We fund and support ISIS and have since their inception, as does Israel and Saudi Arabia. Fighting ISIS is just “theater” for the public. ISIS is our proxy army (of mercenaries) to take down Syria (Assad) at the behest of Israel. The US is controlled by Israel and American zionists. Everything is the opposite of what we’re told. The zionists control all the central banks and therefore control all the governments. Wars and crimes against humanity will continue until this changes.

    • Agree: Rurik, Ace
  5. General Hodges’ prediction of a war with China inside 15 years is wishful thinking. We currently cannot safely get closer than 1,000-2,000 to China’s borders and, 15 years hence, China’s economy will be three time bigger than ours and her military correspondingly more formidable.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    , @nsa
  6. @Colin Wright

    “we’ll actually need to dismantle it gradually, over perhaps a decade or two.”

    Never going to happen. Pulling the plug is the rational, effective way to do it.

    “Simply pulling the plug on the ninety percent or so of it that we don’t actually have a need for would be catastrophic.”

    Catastrophic on what or whom? All the money spent is now savings. That mean capital for investment. Everyone tied to the industries simply go to wealth creating, rather than wealth destroying, sectors.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  7. @Colin Wright

    So much of our country is now dependent on it — not just economically but culturally — that we’ll actually need to dismantle it gradually, over perhaps a decade or two. Simply pulling the plug on the ninety percent or so of it that we don’t actually have a need for would be catastrophic.

    It certainly would be pure suck for the housing prices in the DC region. Not so much as you think everywhere else. Besides, maybe Lockheed could take up the next generation of TVs or commercial aircraft, General Dynamics for from tanks to cars, swords, plowshares, like that. Look at the engineering and manufacturing talents tied up with weapons, imagine it focused elsewhere. Maybe we could have, I dunno, a SPACE PROGRAM again?

  8. Have to respectfully disagree somehow. It is not really America that wants more wars, let alone American people. It is the puppet master who controls the US, UK and the west, who is instigating war in desperation to save itself. The people of the world, including American people want peace not war!

    Remember it is them who looted Russia after the end of cold war !

    https://www.thenation.com/article/harvard-boys-do-russia/

    And now as always they are scheming to start a WWIII, just like WWI and WWII.

    The good people of the whole world, including American people, want peace not war!

    Is there any hope of avoiding a Nuclear Winter ? What can be done here and now?

    Just look at how they control and enslave the US and UK, for example…

    LE LOBBY – U.S.A: la guerre secrète (épisode 1)

    Le lobby – USA: Orienter les élites (épisode 2)

    The Lobby P1: Young Friends of Israel

    The Lobby P2: The Training Session

    The Lobby P3: An Anti-Semitic Trope

    The Lobby P4: The Takedown

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  9. There’s probably more than just a few ways to look at the mess these ‘people’ have made, but here’s just a couple:

    1) from a social psychology maturity standpoint, these are a class who’re stuck in a child’s very self-important ‘make believe’ mode of play. Something is stunted here, maybe we need to recruit better military officer candidates than football jocks that can do algebra. Are social awareness and ethics even tested for, to gain entrance to the service academies? Probably too late to sort that, it’d be 20-30 years before a change in mindset came to influence the levers at the top. Meanwhile we’ll likely have blown this planet to kingdom-come.

    2) from a criminal-practical, e.g. Chevron board director standpoint, a bigger-badder boogeyman is necessary to take even mildly prying eyes off the utter failure of COIN where everywhere in the world one looks at the USA’s COIN presence, terrorism has mestastasized.

    Aside from the above, when your leadership can’t even sort what to do or how to escape a NATO nation’s intelligence agency penetrated by al-Qaida to point of Trojan horse, other than bend over for the perfectly predictable geopolitical blackmail phallus, one can only wonder whether our species is properly doomed to extinction:

    https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2018/11/05/the-gift-horse-haspel-fidan/

    ^

    • Replies: @Herald
    , @MarkinLA
  10. “United States Institute of Peace ….”

    Wow, that’s a thing? That is as Orwellian as a Department of Defence that seems to only have offensive capabilities.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    , @renfro
  11. Erebus says:

    The Army is only “under-resourced” if one considers its appropriate role to be continuously fighting countries in Asia and Europe that pose no threat to the United States. And the reality is that there is no reason for China and Russia to be viewed as threats at all.

    For me, Phil here exhibits the most irritating of blindspots at the core of most Americans’ discussion about their military.

    The USM isn’t “fighting countries in Asia and Europe” to protect America. It long ago grew far beyond what’s necessary to secure the American nation against foreign threats. The various National Guards and Coast Guard are probably adequate for that. Somewhere along the way it took on a qualitatively different mission. Since then it’s been fighting for Global Hegemony.

    Global Hegemony is the mission its civilian elites & overseers have set it, and that’s the mission it’s trying to execute when it goes off in search of monsters to destroy in the Hindu Kush, the Levant, and in the S. China Sea.

    Given its mission, it’s wholly “appropriate role” is to be fighting everywhere, all the time until Global Hegemony is secured. Global really means global.

    Over the past decade, Russia and China have emerged as the biggest monsters out there, and they’ve grown to a size and influence that now threatens, not the American nation, but the USM’s primary mission. So, they must be fought and fought successfully. If they’re allowed to develop peacefully, the USM’s mission is forfeit, dreams of Global Hegemony die, and America shrinks back to being a normal Great Power at best, or a bankrupt failed state at worst. Having bet the farm on the mission, the latter is more likely, so failure is not a contemplatable option.

    Given the mission, the only question is how to fight Russia & China while keeping all the peripheral mini-monsters at bay. The answer, as any bureaucrat knows, is to add resources.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
    , @S
    , @joun
  12. alexander says:

    May I point out, Mr. Giraldi, the solution to all of this is right in front of us .

    Every individual behind every think tank, media outlet, journalist enterprise, and crooked politician who conspired to defraud us into illegal war should have all their assets seized, right away, to pay down the heinous debt their lies created.

    Let there be no doubt, the crime (just like the DEBT the crime inseminated) is “crystal clear”.

    Seizing the assets of ALL our lying “war of aggression” oligarchs is the most intelligent way to pay for everything,….. including our military budget.

    Let every penny of THEIR fortunes be used up, FIRST, to pay for this disastrous “Empire of Fraud” and the unconscionable “Empire of Debt ” we are all now stuck with.

    Once that is done…lets see where we are, and what we want to do.

  13. Tomsen says:
    @Colin Wright

    Thats what we do. US pay ISIS monthly and another proxy to fight them. Its all down to funding and budget racketing as described.

  14. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    He predicted that the U.S. will probably be at war with China within 15 years to protect its interests in the Pacific region.

    The actual reason the Pentagon has been told they will be going to war against China is because China is actually backing up its currency with GOLD, not thin air, like the FED.
    China has offered to switch any yuan any nation has received for selling China goods with GOLD, except they will NOT take the worthless FED notes.

    Once that kicks into high gear, the days of the USD being used as the world’s reserve currency will be over and so will the USA, so the bankers and FED have told the Pentagon to stop that, using ALL means necessary, even if it means we wind up as radioactive rubble.

    • Replies: @Charles Carroll
  15. RVBlake says:

    So the 2018 National Defense Strategy identifies Iran as one of four nations that “might go to war with the United States.” Given our blustering and swaggering, that statement needs to be reversed. This is a dispiriting article – How did we get to be like this?

    • Replies: @anon
    , @jacques sheete
  16. anastasia says:

    I was suspicious of this when steel manufacturing was brought back to the US. During one of his rallies, Trump even said it. He said, “if you get involved in a war, we are going to need steel manufactured in this country.” It’s pretty obvious why Trump is President.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  17. Renoman says:

    USA, Worlds #1 terrorist nation, no conscience, an absolute disgrace of a Country.

  18. JLK says:

    Bolton had some words the other day to the effect that the national debt is a big problem and that hopefully we won’t have to cut Social Security “much.”

    This needs to go viral.

  19. Z-man says:
    @alexander

    Yes, give them a taste of their own medicine! Mnuchin should be first, (grin).

    • Replies: @alexander
  20. Z-man says:
    @Colin Wright

    To be fair, one can hardly blame these individuals for advancing reasons why they should continue to be employed.

    Look at the ‘smart’ new uniforms the Army has, right out of the Civil War. They must have spent millions on designers and tailors to get that look just right. (Rofl)
    As Ike said when I was a baby, ‘beware the power of the Military Industrial Complex.’ And as I say…beware the power of the Cabal.

  21. Herald says:
    @Ronald Thomas West

    “….. one can only wonder whether our species is properly doomed to extinction” Very likely so, also every other species is similarly doomed, by the travesty of a species known as humanity.

  22. @Colin Wright

    Similar to the surge of US Federal Reserve Notes used by Petraeus to quell the Iraq insurgency.

  23. @Paul C.

    I’ve frequently had occasion to ask the reason for ISIS’ theatrical and cartoonish violence. Why, if it genuinely wants to establish a Caliphate, does it act exactly like a stereotypical Hollywood Evil Enemy That Must Be Destroyed By The Good Guys? It could have easily created its Caliphate without the orange jumpsuits and videotaped beheadings, which in any case were pointless in terms of strategy (it didn’t do an iota of harm to the alleged Western enemy). Instead they increased the likelihood of a foreign intervention, which, if ISIS were to be considered to be a serious movement, would only harm its own long term prospects. Also, in that case, the signal failure of America to hurt ISIS from 2014-15 (or during its attack on Palmyra in 2016) is incomprehensible. Why weren’t long columns of ISIS fuel lorries in the Iraqi and East Syrian desert touched until the Russians began bombing them? Why did America bomb Syrian Army positions at Deir Az Zor, allowing ISIS to capture Jebel Thardah and cut off Deir airport from the city? Why did America train and arm “moderate rebels” whom the trainers knew were Salafists who would desert to ISIS and al Qaeda at the first opportunity?

    However, if you assume that ISIS is a tool of western imperialism, and its cartoonish violence is meant only to create an image as an enemy who must be defeated by all means, even if that means involves several new wars of choice and the permanent imperialist occupation of much of the resource rich areas of the planet, then it suddenly makes more sense.

    Doesn’t it?

    • Agree: Mike P, RobinG
    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  24. alexander says:
    @Z-man

    Right ?

    Why should the American taxpayer be on the hook for the cost of illegal wars we were lied into ?

    Shouldn’t the liars pay….and pay he whole damn way ?

    I believe Phil was in the CIA for quite some time…I am sure he, or his friends (who are still active) can compile a nice, healthy list of oligarchs who were complicit in this defrauding.( They have a way of knowing these things.)

    I say …..”No taxation without Representation.”..

    If they LIE us into illegal war…..THEY should pay for it !

    Every darn penny !

    • Agree: Z-man
  25. Mike Chen says:

    US democracy is US demoncrazy for war.

  26. The beginning of the end of the British empire was before WWI, when GB could no longer afford the two fleet standard, a GB fleet strong enough to fight the next two biggest fleets simultaneously with success.
    The USA had to recue GB from capitulation in November 1917.
    The thirties was for GB continuing debate about how to defend the Mediterranean AND the Far East.
    Singapore was supposed to be invincible.
    Little yellow men came on bicycles through the jungle, Singapore fell, little yellow men in planes sank The Prince of Wales and another battle ship.
    The guarantee to Poland, it fell in a few weeks.
    France was overrun in some three weeks.
    Obama had to lower the USA two war standard to one and a half.
    But here are idiots who suppose that the USA can fight Russia and China at the same time, with success, AND continue the occupations of Afghanistan and large parts of the ME, maybe even Africa, such as Nigeria.
    The question why China and Russia should be fought, and the question what the point is of the present USA occupations, is not answered.
    Deighton ‘the object of the game is that the game is continued’.
    Think tanks, propaganda and manipulation clubs, in my opinion.

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
  27. midterm election greetings (Zigh) to all U.R.-commenter Brothers & Sisters!

    Fyr, below, is a passionate Katrina vanden Heuvel article which blends smoothly with this article by Philip Giraldi.

    https://madison.com/ct/opinion/column/katrina-vanden-heuvel-trump-is-pushing-the-world-closer-to/article_01c2b759-d0ec-5a83-84bf-9a635d706e7b.html

    Thank you!

  28. America is not addicted to war, the Zionists who control the U.S. government are addicted to war for the profit of the Zionist banking cabal that owns the FED and IRS and has been looting America for over 100 years since 1913 and have been the agent provocateur in every war the U.S. has been in since WWI right on down to the wars in the Mideast!

    Orwell pointed out in his book 1984 that wars are not meant to be won, wars are meant to loot the nations involved for the elites and to terrorize and keep the people on both sides in a state of hysteria and fear and by that measure the Zionists have accomplished that goal.

    The Zionists who control the U.S. gov created ISIS aka AL CIADA along with Israel and Britain and NATO along with the support of Saudi Arabia and thus provided the world with the killer mercenary armies to provide the terror and hysteria to destroy the Mideast which the Zionists have done!

    The enemy is not at the gates, the enemy is within the U.S. government and is the Zionist Satanists and their fellow travelers who have kept America in perpetual war for the profit of the Satanist Zionist banking cabal that rules us all.

    • Agree: ChuckOrloski
  29. anon[174] • Disclaimer says:
    @RVBlake

    So the 2018 National Defense Strategy identifies Iran as one of four nations that “might go to war with the United States.

    sounds like they’re hoping

  30. @alexander

    Except none of that is going to happen.

    What can bring down the US is countries using currencies other than the US dollar to pay for oil and other things, thereby weakening the dollar, causing interest rates to rise which will shatter the patina of economic strength that’s just barely covering the massive amounts of debt.

    The other is the US itself experiencing some sort of breakdown in civil society which seems to be the direction it’s headed in. Ironic that the same people who foment civil discord everywhere else to benefit themselves are doing it at home too. The Jews are shitting in their own swimming pool, I guess they just can’t help it.

    • Replies: @alexander
    , @Skeptikal
  31. @alexander

    Practical objection: their resources aren’t sufficient to erase the damage their crimes have caused. A small dent, at most.

    On the other hand, a small dent is better than nothing. And, there’s always that “justice” thing.

    I like the way you think!

    • Replies: @alexander
  32. wraith67 says:

    Actually, the Army never fully embraced Petreus’ COIN doctrine, they’ve been trying to switch training back to “conventional” since 2010. There appears to be some difficulty in outright trashing a 4-star who managed to get a bit of doctrine rammed down everyone’s throat. There’s a momentum in DoD that takes a while to overcome, but it’s been a long time since any training scenario was to have more than 20% COIN related material in it.

    It’s sort of ridiculous to worry about who some asshat thinks we’re going to be at war with in 15 years, the US doesn’t have that much time till it financially implodes. The best that the GOP appears to be offering is $trillion/year deficits, the left would like to up the ante to $6trillion a year.

    Ultimately, there’s no real possibility of confronting Russia or China, there’s almost no scenario that doesn’t escalate to nuclear exchange.

  33. anon[120] • Disclaimer says:

    “After the collapse of the Soviet Union, however, a triumphant West expanded the concept of the liberal world order substantially. The result – Liberal Order 2.0 – penetrated countries’ borders to consider the rights of those who lived there.
    Rather than upholding national sovereignty at all costs, the expanded order sought to pool sovereignty and to establish shared rules to which national governments must adhere. In many ways, Liberal Order 2.0 – underpinned by institutions like the World Trade Organization and the International Criminal Court (ICC), as well as new norms like the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) – sought to shape the world in the West’s image.
    But, before too long, sovereignty-obsessed powers like Russia and China halted its implementation. Calamitous mistakes for which Western policymakers were responsible – namely, the protracted war in Iraq and the global economic crisis – cemented the reversal of Liberal Order 2.0. ”

    https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_what_liberal_world_order_7242

    We have a system ( in this case this ecfr- European Council of Foreign Relations-
    is nurtured by the war machine ) The system looks back at past mistakes ,recklessness,intention al ignorance ,and and suggests a new vision . The system gains and earns brownie points as innocent nonpartisan ,independent thinking organization . It suggests something that is approved and coordinated in creation by the same war machine always with new faces ( old criminal faces have to move over and make room for new criminal faces in order to sound sincere genuine fresh and
    authentic ) . The saga keeps on peeling more layers from the same rotten onion .

    This particular article think we will forget the initial reference to the antisocially manufactured ,adorned with nice words – ” benevolent intentions of Liberal Order 2 ” —,by the time we get to the lines–”Calamitous mistakes for which Western policymakers were responsible – namely, the protracted war in Iraq and the global economic crisis – cemented the reversal of Liberal Order 2.0” which are the inevitable predictable absolutely understandable products of “Liberal Order 2.0 – penetrated countries’ borders to consider the rights of those who lived there.”

    What would you like to call these rogues? Psychopaths?Lying Bastards? Immoral narcisstic lying thugs? .

  34. anon[120] • Disclaimer says:

    “Turkey seeks to extract as much as possible from Western-led institutions like the EU and NATO, while fostering mutually beneficial relationships with countries, such as Russia, Iran, and China, that often seek to undermine those institution.”

    European Council of Foreign Relations.

    The allies are learning fast that US is unreliable that it is difficult to work with US because US doesn’t protect American self- interest but the interest of Israel with which allies can’t work or negotiate because all negotiations with Israel is one sided which is ensured by continued US supports.

    They also might have learnt that they could emulate American “only ally ‘ -(one way blind alley ) in ME who has been doing it for years – milking America and milking its friends while helping and nurturing American enemies like China and Russia or Soviet for decades.

  35. alexander says:
    @Johnny Smoggins

    ” Except none of that is going to happen”

    That is EXACTLY what they said about the American Revolution.

    “Never going to happen.”

  36. Agent76 says:

    “Rebuilding America’s Defenses”

    A Summary Blueprint of the PNAC Plan for U.S. Global Hegemony

    Some people have compared it to Hitler’s publication of Mein Kampf, which was ignored until after the war was over.

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3249.htm

    The New American Century Part 1/10

    This film goes in detail through the untold history of The Project for the New American Century with tons of archival footage and connects it right into the present.

  37. Hey “Doctor”, are you a chinaman or a “white” Italian-american? What do you care if America goes nuclear against China? And if the divided “three-Christianities” in Moscow, Rome and London/Washington weren’t exploited by the united three-Judaism, there would be peace in the West… blame lies within!

  38. Fighting Russia, China and al-Qaeda simultaneously

    Not to mention defending Israel:

    ‘And those US troops who would be deployed to Israel are prepared to die for the Jewish state, [Lt-Gen Richard] Clark said.’

  39. Washington has gone towards accepting that war has more-or-less become a natural condition for the United States of America.

    War, mass murder and dispossession have been natural conditions right from the country’s inception, much as we may wish to bury our heads in the sands of denial. Our foot soldiers have been rendered into automatons who cheerfully kill for the elites and who, with equal zeal, do the saber rattling from the comfort of their sheltered luxurious homes. Each act of aggression has been an instant of yet one more lesson not learned. Not for the warmongering elites, not for their obsequious foot soldiers. It would seem that the main lessons learned are on improving the methods employed in mass murder. And now with dreams of total hegemony occasioned by unbridled greed, nothing short of fulfilling that dream – a nightmare for the rest of mankind – would suffice. The rest of mankind has long ceased to count. They never did – right from our nation’s inception. The racism and addiction to war go hand in hand. Is it in America’s DNA?

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  40. alexander says:
    @Reactionary Utopian

    Thank you.

    Your thinking is not so bad yourself.

    I don’t actually know the statistic of the combined wealth of our Oligarchic class… I have heard numbers ranging from six to fourteen trillion….something like that.

    So it’s not all the way..to be sure ….but its a pretty big dent.

    Then, of course, there are plenty of billionaires who had nothing to do with defrauding us into illegal war. I see no reason why their assets should be seized, do you ?

    Let the crime define the asset forfeiture, not the class.

  41. @OEMIKITLOB

    ‘Catastrophic on what or whom? ‘

    There are parts of the country where a rather substantial proportion of the young men are off serving in the military, or expecting to join up and serve in the military. ‘Pull the plug,’ and you’ve just created a social and economic crisis.

    Ditto for all those making all that crap the military buys. Arms and equipment manufacturing must be one of the few industries we haven’t offshored.

    I agree that ‘pulling the plug’ might well be the only option — but I’m pointing out that it won’t be an effortless transition. A whole lot of people are going to suddenly be out in the cold when you do, to switch metaphors.

    • Replies: @Herald
  42. The “party line” used to be that Gorbachev was given assurances that NATO would not be expanded up to the borders of the Soviet Union. That, of course, became meaningless once the Soviet Union collapsed and the communist regime came to an end. Now, we’re told that there were “end of Cold War agreements to not use the break-up of the Soviet Union as an excuse to bring its former member states in Eastern Europe into NATO”. This is the first I’ve ever heard of any such agreements. With whom does Mr Giraldi claim such agreements were made with? Until the Soviet Union actually collapsed, nobody thought it was going to, least of all Gorbachev. Why would Gorbachev make an agreement covering a hypothesis he was totally unwilling to envisage? That makes no sense other than as “pretext politics”: if one pretext doesn’t “sell”, trot out another which leads to the same conclusion.
    Conversely, even if it is assumed that Mr Giraldi’s claims are accurate, how does he propose to solve the problem the US has created? He doesn’t say. He just complains about the situation but has no proposal to offer. He doesn’t even propose that the US should capitulate to Putin. The US may well have created a vicious circle, bringing forth a revisionist in Russia who can now only be dealt with by war in the same way that the Versailles Treaty brought forth a revisionist in Germany.

  43. JLK says:

    You’re a brave person. The number one rule of the poobahs is everyone gets to keep their loot. Not even obvious low hanging fruit like the Saudis have been robbed outright.

    Even the ADL is pretty toothless compared with this crowd.

  44. It’s the same old MIC story: “Gimme, gimme, gimme!”

  45. MarkinLA says:
    @Godfree Roberts

    Wishful thinking, as is yours. Any war between China and the US would be stupid but nobody knows how it would play out.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Colin Wright
  46. China is welcome to assert any interest it may have in the south China sea. They aren’t, however, welcome to do that when it means trampling the rights of the neighbors as they have done with all their neighbors in the south China sea. China is setting herself up for war, and that’s why the vast expansion of her military. Xi is not good for China, anymore than Mao was. Neither much cared about the Chinese people.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  47. Religion
    New religion is sweeping around the world.
    Old tribal religions must be destroyed. Priests of old religions must be eliminated; Statues of old religions must be broken. Books and pictures of old religions must be burned.
    Their temples must be razed to the ground,

    New religion is now here. Holy scriptures of new religion are summarized in “Project for the new American century”, written by Holy of the Holiest prophets.
    New religion promises heaven on earth. Those people who do not believe in heaven on earth must be sacrificed to the new Gods by burning them in their dwellings.
    High priest of new religion is the American President. All peoples around him are apostles of the faith. Governments around the world are saints.
    We must all work for the heaven on earth. And also we have to learn to pray to new Gods as instructed by new prophets.

    • Replies: @anon
  48. MarkinLA says:
    @Ronald Thomas West

    Something is stunted here, maybe we need to recruit better military officer candidates than football jocks that can do algebra. Are social awareness and ethics even tested for, to gain entrance to the service academies?

    I think it comes from the environment. Nobody gets promoted by suggesting that something isn’t worth fighting for. You get promoted for telling your higher ups you know how to win the war. The intelligence is supposed to come from the civilian side of things – telling the military that winning is actually losing. However, as we see from history, that never happens. A lot of that is the skewed politics of “democracy”. Every election is always about who is soft on ……. Nobody ever wins by saying “I don’t give a shit if Russia has…..”.

    The US government seems to think there should be no place on earth where they don’t have a say in what goes on and seems to think they are entitled to use force to make it such. The American people know quite well there are shitholes in the world that they couldn’t care less about.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  49. @Jim Christian

    ‘It certainly would be pure suck for the housing prices in the DC region. Not so much as you think everywhere else. ‘

    Bad things happening to DC is always nice — but I was thinking of much of the rest of the country.

    Around here, job opportunities aren’t exactly abundant. Everyone seems to have been in the military, or is in the military, or is going to be in the military, or at least offers a discount to veterans.

    The social and economic impact of suddenly choking off this avenue of escape isn’t to be sneezed at. We should at least be aware of what is going to happen when we pull the plug.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  50. @The Alarmist

    ‘Wow, that’s a thing? That is as Orwellian as a Department of Defence that seems to only have offensive capabilities.’

    It is worth noticing that we went from a ‘War Department’ to a ‘Department of Defence’ precisely when we took up waging global warfare as a normal condition.

  51. @Anonymous

    ‘The U.S./Israel supports ISIS and Al Qaeda in Syria…’

    Oh sure. I was just pointing out one possible course of action in a hypothetical scenario where we actually opposed ISIS and wanted to extirpate it.

    …the whole thing has had its morbidly comic moments. Remember the French premier announcing ‘this is war’ after the Paris attacks?

    Well, yeah. You’ve been bombing them for a year. That could be considered establishing a state of war.

    • Agree: Agent76
  52. anon[174] • Disclaimer says:
    @MarkinLA

    its a lose-lose unless someone is trying to kill off more higher IQ peoples, just like WWI and II

    • Replies: @anonymous
  53. wayfarer says:

    “Bankers Hate Peace. All Wars, are Bankers’ Wars!”

    One out of every 10 Americans who served in Vietnam was a casualty. 58,148 were killed and 304,000 wounded out of 2.7 million who served. Although the percent that died is similar to other wars, amputations or crippling wounds were 300 percent higher than in World War II.

    source: https://www.archives.gov/research/military/vietnam-war/casualty-statistics

    …..

    • Replies: @Agent76
  54. anon[174] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ilyana_Rozumova

    New religion promises heaven on earth. Those people who do not believe in heaven on earth must be sacrificed to the new Gods by burning them in their dwellings. High priest of new religion is the American President. All peoples around him are apostles of the faith. Governments around the world are saints. We must all work for the heaven on earth. And also we have to learn to pray to new Gods as instructed by new prophets.

    what it all boils down to is they want you to pay for 80 and 70 IQ monkeys who shouldn’t even be reproducing

  55. @Quartermaster

    ‘China is welcome to assert any interest it may have in the south China sea. They aren’t, however, welcome to do that when it means trampling the rights of the neighbors as they have done with all their neighbors in the south China sea. China is setting herself up for war, and that’s why the vast expansion of her military. Xi is not good for China, anymore than Mao was. Neither much cared about the Chinese people.’

    None of this explains why we should involve ourselves.

    Back in the day, we used to say ‘tut tut,’ and go on about our business.

  56. @MarkinLA

    ‘Wishful thinking, as is yours. Any war between China and the US would be stupid but nobody knows how it would play out.’

    They’d win. They’d have more at stake.

    We lose, we’re still a great power. They lose; they’re not.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    , @Wizard of Oz
  57. @MarkinLA

    ‘…The US government seems to think there should be no place on earth where they don’t have a say in what goes on and seems to think they are entitled to use force to make it such…’

    This is indeed getting to be the case. I was noticing during the Khashoggi uproar that we were seriously discussing the merits of replacing the Crown Prince with some more palatable member of the royal family.

    This is exactly the sort of attitude the British used to have towards their client ‘princely states’ in India. It’s hard not to notice.

  58. MarkinLA says:
    @Colin Wright

    It would eventually go nuclear. Even if in the .00000001% chance it didn’t, the lethality of today’s conventional weapons are so far beyond what anybody understands, it would still be a guess as to the outcome.

    By the time it happens, it may not even involve ground troops for anything other than mopping up.

  59. @Greg Bacon

    When that happens, the Deep State will unleash its drones to spread biological agents in China or they might instigate a war between Pakistan and India. The drifting radiation would cripple China.

  60. anarchyst says:
    @anastasia

    Steel from China is still being imported into the United States. The “dirty little secret” is that China still has “free trade” agreements with Canada. Steel is still imported from China into Canada, and is “rebranded” with a “made in Canada” label, bypassing the United States imposed “tariffs”.
    This is the case because Canada does not have the steel manufacturing capabilities or capacity that United States industries require.

  61. Rags says:

    Can’t win a war against humble little ol North Vietnam but were gonna take on China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, Syria, Cuba, Venezuela, …… Clearly the Pentapox is suffering from GSS(gun powder smoking syndrome).

    • Replies: @windwaves
  62. @23 Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    In the movie ‘V’ (Orwell meets The Gunpowder Plot) there’s a brief incidental glimpse of a TV screen ‘news’ item showing a leering Aladdin Arab holding a dagger to a terrified white woman’s throat. Always found that hilarious as a comment on the current pantomime War on ‘Terror’.

  63. DB Cooper says:
    @Quartermaster

    Looks like its China’s right in the South China Sea that has been trampled by its neighbors, not the other way around. Classic MSM up is down left is right logic.

    https://chasfreeman.net/diplomacy-on-the-rocks-china-and-other-claimants-in-the-south-china-sea/

    https://thediplomat.com/2015/06/who-is-the-biggest-aggressor-in-the-south-china-sea/

  64. @anon

    I do stay corrected my friend. But if may suggest that we keep both. Pay first and than pray after that we get at least penny’s worth back for a dollar.

  65. Herald says:
    @Colin Wright

    Why should it be an effortless transition? It’s totally immoral approach to the world and it has to stop no matter how hard it hurts.

    • Replies: @OEMIKITLOB
    , @Colin Wright
  66. @jilles dykstra

    Absent perpetual wars necessary to keep new money flowing into the system, the Federal Reserve Ponzi scheme would collapse within 3o days or less.

  67. Corvinus says:
    @alexander

    “Every individual behind every think tank, media outlet, journalist enterprise, and crooked politician who conspired to defraud us into illegal war should have all their assets seized, right away, to pay down the heinous debt their lies created.”

    OK. So now make it happen.

    • Replies: @alexander
  68. Rurik says:

    “Says it all”

    here’s the cartoon

    it isn’t a parody

    They really believe Murkans are so completely duped that they actually want to kill and die for the greater glory of Jewish supremacists, (who uniformly hate their guts) as their nation and home communities are overrun by armies of hostile invaders, (invited in by those same Jewish supremacists)

    But having Tucker there pointing out their vicious hubris on a powerful cable network show, certainly shows a chink in their zio-armor.

    • Agree: Z-man
    • Replies: @anon
    , @RobinG
  69. Realist says:

    Rather than encouraging development of a Russia that would adhere to Western European norms for elections, transparency and individual liberties, some in Europe and America instead sought to steal the country’s natural resources and other assets, a process that went on for some years under President Boris Yeltsin.

    Great idea….foist our degenerate no morals Western norms on Russia like we do with all other countries.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  70. @Realist

    Luckily, Russia is resistant to Western rules, having been immunized against them in the 1990-s. Russians learned their lesson, unlike the morons in some other post-Soviet pieces posing as countries.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  71. S says:

    The first is an article “After years of fighting insurgencies, the Army pivots to training for a major war” that has largely been ignored, regarding how the U.S. military is changing its doctrine and training to enable it to fight a major war against a powerful national opponent.

    Becoming wholly oil self sufficient and reinvigorating your domestic steel industry/production as the United States has recently done are also things one would do in prepering for a coming planned world war.

    And the reality is that there is no reason for China and Russia to be viewed as threats at all.

    Of course, the reasons can be manufactured if need be such as supposed Russian (and Chinese) ‘meddling’ and ‘collusion’ in regards to US elections.

    The meme that the US and Russia are irreconcilable enemies has been out there quite a long time.

    A portion of the Anglo-Saxon’s elites and hangers on historic cosmology has been the belief that the US/UK bloc (ie the Anglo-sphere) is to be the future dominating core of a truly global empire called the New Rome, or, the United States of the World. As outlined in a US published 1853 geopolitical book by the same name, Russia is specifically identified as a potential competitor for world power with the United States, and therefore the latter’s existance as an independent state (‘the world is too small for both’) cannot be tolerated and Russia must be smashed.

    Ditto for China in this thinking one can presume as it’s a close associate of Russia’s.

    The New Rome (1853) – pg 109

    ‘Thus the lines are drawn. The choirs are marshalled on each wing of the world’s stage, Russia leading the one, the United States the other. Yet the world is too small for both, and the contest must end in the downfall of the one and the victory of the other.’

    According to the 1853 book, it is to be the future global projection of US air power that is to give to the United States the final victory over Russia and its ground forces.

    The New Rome (1853) – pg.155-156

    ‘It [air power] will give us the victory over Russian continentalism..American air-privateers will be down upon the Russian garrisons, to use our own expressive slang, ‘like a parcel of bricks’…

    The above was from 165 years ago. The below is from a sixty year old Time magazine article.

    ’…the roads which once led to imperial Rome and London now converge on Washington.’

    Time (Sept 22, 1958) – DIPLOMACY: The New Rome

    ‘Flying into the U.S. from the far ends of the earth, a flock of foreign statesmen last week demonstrated that the roads which once led to imperial Rome and London now converge on Washington. Unlike their counterparts in the days of the Caesars and the Gladstones, they came not as satraps but as friends. But each of these ambassadors to the new Rome had a plea or a complaint…’

    https://majorityrights.com/weblog/comments/the_new_rome_or_the_united_states_of_the_world_1853

    https://archive.org/details/politicalprophec00goeb/page/n3

    http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,863882,00.html

    • Replies: @peterAUS
    , @Ilyana_Rozumova
  72. If you want peace for you, your children and the rest of humanity, stop talking and start acting.

    Learn and spread the truth like UNZ.COM and many others who have led the way. Expose evil.

    Join the Resistance and fight back, just like the Palestinians, who are standing up for the mankind,

    one article, one video at a time, one person, one group, one community. one nation, at a time, one day, one week, one month, one year, one decade, one millennium, at a time, until justice prevails.

    The following are copy of The Lobby – USA, a four-part undercover investigation by Al Jazeera into Israel’s covert influence campaign in the United States, obtained by [email protected]. It has been censored for over a year and may soon be removed from Youtube and all controlled media outlets to hide truth.

    Watch, Understand, Share widely!

    censored doc leaked: israel lobby in the USA episode 1

    The Lobby – USA, episode 2

    The Lobby – USA, episode 3

    The Lobby – USA, episode 4

  73. anon[482] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rurik

    they want you to believe that actually defending the border is a politically partisan act

    • Replies: @Rurik
  74. michael\ says:

    Excellent article which should inform mainstream understanding. But, though this excerpted quote reflects the mainstream public view, none of the echelon of high ranking NATO managers believe that al Qaeda or ISIS is anything other than a massively externally funded operational division of NATO acting in the joint interests of the GCC & NATO. Al Qaeda / ISIS is the tail that wags and feeds the NATO war dog. michael\\

    “Previously, the armed forces were emphasizing countering non-government hostile agents like al-Qaeda and ISIS, the so-called counter-insurgency doctrine or COIN.”

  75. peterAUS says:
    @S

    Good post.
    Especially

    …A portion of the Anglo-Saxon’s elites and hangers on historic cosmology has been the belief that the US/UK bloc (ie the Anglo-sphere) is to be the future dominating core of a truly global empire called the New Rome, or, the United States of the World….

  76. Both Mr. Giraldi and Saker are beating the drums of war the last two years if not more! The only thing we see is President Trump putting an end to all the past wars. No new wars, these pundits can keep on having wet dreams!

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  77. RobinG says:
    @Rurik

    “Bubble-boy” Rurik says,

    They really believe Murkans are so completely duped that they actually want to kill and die for the greater glory of Jewish supremacists…

    Last night at rally in Missouri, biggest cheer Trump got was for Sara H. Sanders, but 2nd was for moving embassy to Jerusalem. You think Murkans aren’t duped?

    • Replies: @Z-man
    , @Rurik
  78. renfro says:
    @Colin Wright

    So much of our country is now dependent on it ..

    Nope. The weapons industry is the biggest bloat……and would affect only them….a far smaller number than our military which if we cut that would have economic affects on many parts of the US.

  79. renfro says:
    @Anonymous

    ISIS could have been wiped out in 60 days and still could be,
    BUT …some people have an interest in keeping it “A THREAT”.

    Its all bullshit just like the IRAN THREAT.

    Who must have chaos and enemy terriers to keep the US in the ME?

    • Agree: Mike P
  80. Z-man says:
    @RobinG

    Unfortunately you are right, there are a lot of duped ‘Mericans, Mexicans also, rofl.
    But Rurik is right ‘we are not all duped‘!!!!

    • Replies: @Rurik
  81. @Garreth Smith

    Can you be more specific and name at least one war Trump ended? I am not aware of any.

    • Replies: @Garreth Smith
  82. @Herald

    I agree. And, at that point, the resources saved would be then going toward a constructive effort rather than a destructive one. I believe the former is the morally and economically superior of the two.

  83. alexander says:
    @Corvinus

    Corvinus ?

    Is that you …..”Corvinus” ?

    I did not know you cared.

    I thought you were one of those posters who was determined to exterminate both the solvency and credit worthiness of the United States through monstrous overspending on perpetual Illegal wars ?

    Are you saying, now, for the record….. you have had a change of heart ?

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  84. windwaves says:
    @Rags

    lol

    Seriously, American leadership ignorance is growing exponentially by the hour. Mind boggling. Well, look at our educational system, what a surprise.

  85. renfro says:
    @The Alarmist

    “United States Institute of Peace ….”

    Yea…..and guess who was a appointed member….Richard Pipes, one of the most Zionist Jewish neocons.

    I have forgotten what year it was when I came across this nugget but it was while Pipes was still there….I was so incensed I actually called the Institute and got shuffled to some pubic affairs secretary to who I expressed my disgust at Pipes being associated with them..

    It was funny because it was obvious she also found it disgusting and told me he wouldn’t be there much longer….LOL

  86. Anon[433] • Disclaimer says:

    Empires with severe internal problems often look to fabricate external aggressors to divert public attention away from their leaders. This will become clear as the United States further Balkanizes and falls into despotism. However, this will become increasingly difficult to pull off with whites, especially white males, pulling back their support for these policies which obviously do not benefit them. When it’s all said and done, future Chinese historians will pinpoint the date the Empire signed its death warrant as 1965, along with the now infamous 1965 Immigration Act. Change the demographics of a country and you change the country. The US is now nothing but tribes of warring ethnic groups kept in line with force and threats of foreign wars. It will get worse. Prepare yourself.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  87. Art says:

    Our high-minded military brass (who bomb innocents every day) will not protect our borders – our military refuses to put up tents to house migrants. Our CIA cannot find out who is financing the migrants.

    Congress spends 1,000 billion dollars on the security state every year – yet they refuse our basic security needs.

    Ask yourself – are they really about security?

    Look at all the wars – are they making us more secure? They tell us, they need more money to make more bases all over the world (but no camps on the border). Hmm!

    The more we spend, the less secure we become. Maybe we should just do less harm in the world? Maybe we should just mind our own business?

    Think Peace — Art

    p.s. The security state has gotten us an ally in the ME – Mbs. (Do you feel more secure?)

    p.s. Our top general plays kissy face with Mbs — really! How screwed up it that?

    p.s. This comment does not begin to address the ungodly roll of the Jews in the overbearing US security state.

    • Agree: Hunsdon
    • Replies: @Art
  88. Anon[366] • Disclaimer says:

    “He predicted that the U.S. will probably be at war with China within 15 years to protect its interests in the Pacific region.”

    Sucks for the US then. I don’t see how this country can fight a war against a powerful, unified and determined opponent with a bunch of low-paid, low morale ethnic minorities and non-enthused poor white males as whites in general check out from all the racial attacks on them in the media. In any war with China, the American public will not tolerate large losses before demanding a stop. I mean, why would white guys ever want to kill themselves for a racist country that lets scumbags like Don Lemon insult them or crowds of racist terrorists attack and desecrate their monuments and grave sites anyway? Are minorities suddenly going to become patriotic and willing to lay down their lives by the thousands or millions for the Pentagon’s “interests” in far away Asia? Of course not. I’m sure the US government will think that it can just rely on technology to bridge the gap, but it cannot because the Chinese are quickly closing that gap on their own. They’ve got stealth fighters in the works and will have a fully modern navy by 2020. Good-bye Empire. You should have thought twice about that immigration and changing demographics thing.

  89. nsa says:
    @Godfree Roberts

    Silly article. Zero chance of a war with China or the DPRK…….nothing in it for the jooies who run that Shtetl on the Potomac, Wash DC. Hell, zio butt boy Trumpstein can’t even flush his toilet without calling Tel Aviv for permission……must get real stinky around the white house on jooie holidays when no one answers.

  90. Thanks Phil Giraldi for another excellent article. As a reminder I’d like point out the following to consider:
    1. Capitalism can not and will not survive without an enemy
    2. Since Nixon’s trip to China America has lost ground in making consumer goods gradually to a point at which not much is being produced today
    3. As you mentioned Euphoria of crumbling Soviet redirected or directed Reagan to change the US economy from producing consumer goods to production of military machinaries. The US economy is primarily based of production of weapons of all kinds.
    4. It has gotten to a point that this country economy will not survive for one day without MIC
    5. The country is not addicted to war but the politicians are in order to maintain the false economy rolling based on MIC

  91. JLK says:

    There’s absolutely no reason to contemplate war with China other than they’ve been outworking and out-trading us for decades and own a lot of our debt.

  92. Anon[275] • Disclaimer says:

    “So much of our country is now dependent on it — not just economically but culturally — that we’ll actually need to dismantle it gradually, over perhaps a decade or two.”

    Don’t count on it. In this multicultural country where no one has anything in common and where everyone hates each other, pretty much the only thing that keeps any kind of cohesion in it is the military and the idiotic bouts of faux patriotism it induces. Take that away and what do you have left? Loyalty to “muh principles”? Lol, get outta town. Polls show minorities don’t support things like free speech and the democrats made it clear with Brett Kavanaugh that white men don’t get the presumption of innocence anymore.

  93. Z-man says:

    I don’t see how this country can fight a war against a powerful, unified and determined opponent with a bunch of low-paid, low morale ethnic minorities and non-enthused poor white males as whites in general check out from all the racial attacks on them in the media. In any war with China, or for Israel, the American public will not tolerate large losses before demanding a stop. I mean, why would white guys ever want to kill themselves for a racist country that lets scumbags like Don Lemon and his paymasters from ‘the chosen tribe’ insult them or crowds of racist terrorists attack and desecrate their monuments and grave sites anyway?

    My son is going thru some though times right now but I will not let him inlist in the American military. He will not risk his life for ZOG. I’d rather see him unemployed.

    • Replies: @Mike P
  94. @Monty Ahwazi

    “1. Capitalism can not and will not survive without an enemy”.

    This is false. Capitalism does not find its basis in making enemies but rather in people freely engaging in perceived mutually-beneficial transactions.

    As a matter of fact, I would argue quite the opposite. The power and ability for capitalism to create wealth for anyone has endured in spite of its enemies to kill it off and replace it. I, for one, am thankful for this phenomena.

    Now, if you mean crony-capitalism or state-capitalism, well, that’s a different matter and I would have to agree it’s actors need enemies for it to thrive and survive. For a select few, of course.

    • Agree: renfro, RobinG
    • Replies: @obwandiyag
  95. @S

    99.9 Prophecies are just wishful thinking.
    Most of European prophecies are of yellow peril.
    Here you have at least one contradicting.prophecy.

  96. Rurik says:
    @AnonFromTN

    the morons in some other post-Soviet pieces posing as countries.

    counter productive rhetoric

    it is specifically this type of language that is driving NATO up to Russia’s threshold

    Estonia is a sovereign nation. So too are all the former satellite countries, and they all demand and are entitled to sovereignty and self-determination.

    John McCain’s stooge Saakashvili and the imbeciles in Kyiv notwithstanding, Putin would do well to mollify nations like Estonia with language that repudiates the Soviet horrors.

    Germany has abased itself for generations of misguided war-guilt. But it was the Soviets who enslaved half of Europe.

    Peace and reconciliation are the way forward. Mutual respect and all that.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @AnonFromTN
  97. Rurik says:
    @anon

    they want you to believe that actually defending the border is a politically partisan act

    it has become so.

    The Democrat party has morphed into the party of anti-White hatred.

    They know the immigrants will bring lower wages and more crime and strife, but so long as it’s being billed as a way to disenfranchise and destroy whitey for all time, they’re all on board. Homos, Muslims, radical feminists, SJW, BLM, La Raza, the Democrats, (((the media))), the (((banksters))), (((Wall Street))), etc…

    It’s like the Soviets all over again, with a coalition of congenital losers and assholes all lining up against the productive people – with an agenda to loot the economy and leave the ZUSA a picked apart carcass.

    It was a ‘racist’ nation from the beginning, so its death will be something they can all celebrate.

    Sorry to be a bit off topic, but then this is election day after all, and these are the motivating issues driving the electorate.

  98. Rurik says:
    @RobinG

    ‘bubble-boy’ eh?

    Well open-borders girl,

    Murkans are indeed duped, and have been for a hundred years. Ever since Jewish supremacists got hold of the US Treasury – and then set about enslaving the world to commie genocide and driving Europe to fratricidal conflagrations. Out of which, Israel rises out of the ashes of Christendom.

    But that shouldn’t bother you much, open-borders girl.

    The only people dumber than Christian Zionists- are the open borders freaks.

    • Agree: jacques sheete
    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  99. Mike P says:
    @Z-man

    Good father.

    If there is no opportunity at home, maybe he should travel. Any young person who can hustle and is literate can find a job teaching English overseas – and while doing so, look for other opportunities.

    • Replies: @Z-man
  100. Rurik says:
    @Z-man

    we are not all duped‘!!!!

    nope!

    but poor Robin doesn’t just hate the sin, (ignorance and lies and duplicity at the highest levels), she hates the “sinner” = White folks as a group.

    And whereas she nobly defends the rights of Palestinians to have self-determination, when it comes to white folks, their nations must be slated for the trash heap of history, if Robin had her way.

    And if you don’t agree with her, then I suppose you’re a ‘bubble boy’, whatever that means.

  101. Realist says:
    @Rurik

    it is specifically this type of language that is driving NATO up to Russia’s threshold

    What is driving NATO up to Russia’s border is US hegemony.

    Estonia is a sovereign nation. So too are all the former satellite countries, and they all demand and are entitled to sovereignty and self-determination.

    If they join NATO they’ll have no sovereignty….they’ll be controlled by the US like all NATO members.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  102. alexander says:
    @Monty Ahwazi

    Mr. Ahwazi,

    I do believe you mean well, but I think you are quite confused.

    Who taught you that “capitalism” needs war, or an enemy to fight ?

    Where did you chance upon this fraudulent concept ?

    Is there some philosopher, or political thinker you are referring to ?

    Perhaps you should look at a few of the hard facts , to find out if its true ?.

    Consider that in the year 2000, before our catastrophic, illegal “neocon” wars of aggression ,the USA had a sterling balance sheet …

    It was not only sterling…it was outstanding !

    We had a Debt to GDP ratio of almost 1 to 2 (5.6 trillion in debt/ 9.8 trillion GDP), our economy represented over 25 % of the entire worlds productivity..we were operating at a fiscal SURPLUS of around 200 billion per year. We had , by far, the most powerful military (costing 250 billion per year)..there were no major wars, whatsoever, and our country was as “capitalist” as any on the planet.

    Where would the USA be, today, had we not been defrauded into obscenely expensive, illegal “wars of aggression “,by our belligerent neocon oligarchs ?

    We would be the unrivaled, most envied economy of the entire world.

    Both our dollar and or bonds would be “pure gold”.

    As a matter of fact, our treasury bonds would be so sought after, we could literally write our own ticket, and the world would still gobble them up….hand over fist.

    But just look at what has transpired , because we were defrauded into these heinous, catastrophic wars by our belligerent Neocon oligarchs.

    Our “healthy” yearly capitalist surplus of 200 billion, was defiled into a monstrous, pernicious “war deficit” of over 800 billion dollars per year …for over “17 years”.

    Our national debt has grown so massive it has now ECLIPSED our entire GDP by over one trillion dollars , producing a NEGATIVE Debt to GDP ratio of 1 to .95 (2018 -Debt 21.6 trillion/ GDP ..19.6 trillion) for the first time in American History

    This in not “capitalism”, Mr Ahwazi, this is ” war fraud” …massive, systemic, illegal, “war fraud”!

    Get your facts right ! Learn your ass from your elbow before you start equating illegal, criminal :wars of aggression” with a healthy vibrant capitalist system.

    Our neocon, illegal “wars of aggression” have nearly EXTERMINATED the entire solvency of the United States in under 20 years.

    That’s not “capitalism”, Mr Ahwazi,…that is a truly murderous , vacuous and bankrupting “evil” !

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @redmudhooch
  103. @If Americans, Brits and the World Knew

    The late Jude Wanniski was highly critical of the rape of Russia. He believed that the Russians themselves would see the inefficiencies of the old Soviet central planning system and gradually move to a market system. He predicted that the devastation, and that at some point the Russians would begin returning to state ownership in the large sectors of the economy.

    Paul Craig Roberts was another who opposed the Harvard boys, understanding the long term damage it would cause. Roberts, by the way, maintained that real trickle down economics was never implemented. I suspect he would blame the harvard boys for that.

  104. Rurik says:
    @Realist

    What is driving NATO up to Russia’s border is US hegemony.

    yes, that’s true. But why are countries like Poland or Ukraine allowing the Fiend to use them for future Russian missile sponges?

    Because Russia does not sound contrite over the Soviet horrors and enslavement of their respective sovereign nations.

    So this lingering hostility over the evils of the Soviet madness and WWII, are cynically used by ((NATO)) to get Poland or Estonia to host NATO weapons and menace Russia.

    It’s all about the false narrative, that has Russia purporting to be the liberator of Europe.

    Which is a diabolical and monstrous thing for an enslaver of men and nations to claim.

    The Red Army rapists did not liberate anyone. They simply imposed a different kind of horror show on those nations than what the Nazis would have imposed. Just because they were “equalist” enslavers, rather than ‘meritocratic” enslavers, does not mean their enslavement was any more palatable. Especially for the people of merit – like the men with their hands tied up, standing at the edge of a ditch in a Polish forest.

    If they join NATO they’ll have no sovereignty….they’ll be controlled by the US like all NATO members.

    it is madness for them to team up with the Fiend. They’ll lose and lose big.

    But the only reason they’re willing is because of Russia’s intransigence over ‘The Narrative’.

    Russian’s tender egos demand that they pretend Russia was a great liberator, and this is a devil’s lie, and will result in the Fiend’s hegemony over Eastern Europe.

    All Russia has to do to castrate the Fiend would be to repudiate the Soviet horrors, allow the former satellite states to remove the hated monuments to those evil days from their sacred soil, and move forward with peace and reconciliation. Trade and prosperity.

    Let the Fiend stew in its juices as Russia and Germany and Iran and China all partner up and tell the Beast to go pound sand. Estonia needs NATO like it needs a bullet in the head. But as long as it feels more menaced by an ascendant and unrepentant Russia, it will become more vulnerable to the treachery of the Fiend. And allow NATO to use it like a pawn.

    This could all be defused if Russians could be let their precious egos take a slight bruise, and forgo the idiotic and preposterous narrative of the Soviets as “liberators”.

    • Agree: Miro23
    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  105. @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Amongst your at least understandable questions the question why the US didn’t destroy ISIS’s oil business is a particularly telling one.

    If one assumes the worst it still seems unlikely that the US or even the Israelis or Saudis could have designed and created ISIS out of whole cloth from the beginning. So, let us assume that they saw the creation of the beginnings of ISIS from an Al Qaeda breakaway in Iraq and – no doubt they would have done this – wondered how to exploit it.

    Israel’s obsession with Iran and the Assad and Hezbollah connections is a given. And that’s on top of Balkanising the Arab ME. Saudi support for Sunnis would make the ISIS damage to Iraq’s Shia government a plus for the KSA. US Western allies, and even some US neocons, apparently believed in the Arab Spring and the spread of what America laughably calls democracy to the benighted justified by such slogans as “obligation to protect”. So, you get rid of the nasty Assads because you think you can, unlike the Kim dynasty in North Korea or the Saudi royals, Iranian Ayatollahs, or even Burmese generals. The UK’s William Hague, with his every box ticked CV once impressed me but he was gungho for Assad removal, and who now thinks that was a great idea?

    I doubt any comprehensive plan or even set of motivations. But *some* Israel succour of ISIS seems both established and rationally comprehensible. No doubt other bits of the puzzle also have rational explanations of rational self interest (even if unrealised).

    A connected thought arises from seeing one and a half episodes of a quite well made but too long TV series called “Pine Gap” which, if one believed the detail, would have it that the American and Australian 5 Eyes [Echelon?] staff at Pine Gap in central Australia could pick up individual vehicles and cell phones 5000 miles away in real time. It certainly makes some questions about MH17 and the ISIS oil production and distribution seem realistic.

  106. S says:
    @Erebus

    The USM isn’t “fighting countries in Asia and Europe” to protect America. It long ago grew far beyond what’s necessary to secure the American nation against foreign threats. The various National Guards and Coast Guard are probably adequate for that. Somewhere along the way it took on a qualitatively different mission. Since then it’s been fighting for Global Hegemony.

    Very much so. Great post!

  107. @Rurik

    In my book sovereignty first and foremost means earning your keep and paying your bills. Post-Soviet countries that do that (e.g., Azerbaijan or Kazakhstan) get full respect from Putin and the Russian people and actively develop mutually beneficial trade with Russia. The “sovereignty” of those who can only exist with massive loans (present-day Ukraine, ruled by, as you said, “imbeciles in Kiev”) or EU subsidies (Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania) is an illusion. If their populace believes in “sovereignty” for other people’ money, they are morons deserving no respect whatsoever. Anyone with half a brain knows that free cheese is only in a mousetrap.

    As to horrors, Bolsheviks were true internationalists in their crimes, so Russian people suffered no less than others. Not to mention that there were lots of Jews among leading Bolsheviks, the head of Cheka Dzerzhinsky and his right-hand-man Menzhinsky were Poles, Bolshevik party remained in power in 1918 largely thanks to ruthless Latvian storm troopers, Stalin and Beria were Georgians, whereas Khruschev and Brezhnev were Ukrainians. So, who should apologize to who?

    What’s more, the USSR built industry and infrastructure in satellite countries, which the EU mostly destroyed in the Baltics and Eastern Europe, and which ruling imbeciles (not only recent ones, all of them since 1991) kept stealing and destroying in Ukraine. How much respect does the populace that allowed that deserve? As far as, quoting you, “peace and reconciliation” goes, let me just say that it takes two to tango.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @Rurik
  108. @AnonFromTN

    Can you be more specific and name at least one war Trump ended? I am not aware of any.

    Sure, here are two!
    1. North Korea : He removed North Korea as a threat to USA.
    2. Syria : Syria was hot when President Trump took over from Obama. Today, it is quiet and nothing much happening there beside the refugees returning back to their homes and all border crossings opening up, including the Golan Heights too.

  109. aandrews says:
    @Jim Christian

    Space program.

    There’s an asteroid between Mars and Jupiter that’s supposedly made up primarily of metal, $700 quintillion worth, including gold. That would keep the money pigs occupied, you would think.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  110. Z-man says:
    @Mike P

    Thanks, I try in my small way. Yeah, I’ve been paying for his travels the last year or so.
    He’s a good looking kid, like his father, lol, but has an attitude, again like his father, but he’ll find his way. I hope he meets a nice, rich, white gentile girl. (Grin)

    • Agree: Mike P
    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  111. anonymous[628] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    Given the unabashed greedy and psychopathic nature of these perceived higher IQ peoples, meaning the palefaces if it wasn’t so effing obvious already… the whole “higher IQ” certainly seems a curse, no?

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  112. Skeptikal says:
    @Johnny Smoggins

    “Never going to happen.”

    I sure hope you are right, and the USA or its finances collapse before the maniacs can start a war.

    But it seems that these nutcases see war as a *solution* to the collapse scenario, or a way to prevent it–like, the shoe seems to be on the wrong foot when it comes to cause and effect.

    It is incredible that the US military is now stealing designs for military hardware from Russia—one of the putative casus belli regarding China. So, maybe Russia will start the war that the nutcases want.

    Whichever way you turn it, things do not look good.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  113. anonymous[628] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    Lol! You took her batshit nonsense and distilled it into the racist bile you spew!

    Anyway, I am sure the 110+ brilliants of your kind would come up with creative ways to mitigate some of the torment, where you’re all headed.

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  114. @alexander

    Indeed to say “capitalism needs war” is just abstract sloganeering and falls apart when you ask about what capitalists rationally want. True you will find that the US has an inordinately large arms industry sector of its economy and the American system of all the democracy you can buy means they will deploy lobbyists who are not likely to promote pacific solutions to international problems. True, some will remember that the US didn’t really achieve a Keynesian recovery from the Great Depression until the inadequate measures to promote demand by government in the 30s were overtaken by demand for war production (and wages to servicemen while their wives joined the workforce). None of this makes capitalism as a functioning whole depend upon war.

    • Replies: @alexander
  115. Art says:
    @Art

    p.s. This comment does not begin to address the ungodly roll of the Jews in the overbearing US security state.

    Is there one US general who does not publicly support Israel 100%?

    Do we have a 1,000 billion dollar Zionist security state or an American security state?

    Is the MIC – the J-MIC?

    Hmm?

    Think Peace — Art

    p.s. The US security state refused to build camps on the border.

    • Replies: @Miro23
  116. Skeptikal says:
    @Quartermaster

    Thanks for reminding me that the USA is the world’s policeman. LOL.

  117. peterAUS says:
    @Skeptikal

    ..see war as a *solution* to the collapse scenario, or a way to prevent it…

    I’d change that into:

    …see taking over Russia as a *solution* to the collapse scenario, or a way to prevent it…

    They believe the regime in Kremlin will collapse under pressure and get replaced by a vassal.

    The regime in Kremlin believes The Empire push will weaken it and it will collapse before….

    And we are in the middle of it.

    • Replies: @Erebus
  118. @Reuben Kaspate

    “What do you care if America goes nuclear against China?”

    You mean apart from the whole “nuclear winter” thing?

  119. @Wizard of Oz

    What became ISIS had its genesis in one Abu Musab al Zarqawi, a Jordanian thug turned jihadi who got religion and went off to fight the USSR in Afghanistan. Like other jihadis, he was welcome to go, but less than welcome to come back, and was fairly promptly imprisoned on charges of promoting terrorism when back in Jordan. When King Abdullah took over he was released as part of an amnesty and permitted to go to Pakistan; the Jordanian security services knew well that he was up to something but didn’t mind as long as he was off jihading somewhere else. From Pakistan he went to Afghanistan, then after the American invasion, from Afghanistan to the Kurdish “state” in Iraq, where the Kurds let him set up a base with other jihadis from Afghanistan. After the Iraq invasion, he promptly recruited jihadis and unilaterally set up an al Qaeda franchise in Iraq. This franchise, strangely enough, didn’t fight the occupation – its targets were Shia, both civilian and other Shia militia fighting the occupation. This by the way was in direct opposition to al Qaeda boss Ayman al Zawahiri, who advised not attacking the Shia. Still, Zarqawi’s success was enough for Zawahiri (and bin Laden or someone claiming to speak for bin Laden, assuming he was still alive) to officially recognise Zarqawi’s al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). The AQI’s primary target remained Shia and its primary purpose a sectarian civil war in Iraq, which of course meant that both sides had little energy left over to fight the occupation and in fact legitimised the occupation, which could claim it was there to maintain order. By the time Zarqawi was killed in an airstrike in 2006, the anti occupation rebellion had already long since morphed into a civil war, so he had served his purpose. By 2007 the Americans switched to paying tribes to not rebel, so the violence temporarily decreased, with the remnants of AQI biding their time, under a new chief who had been a former American prisoner, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. It came after America began arming and funding Syrian jihadis in 2011-2, with whom AQI of course had long links. By 2013 AQI was all over East Syria as well as rising again in Iraq, and set up a Syrian franchise, Jabhat al Nusra. Then there began differences over oil and revenue between Baghdadi and Jabhat chief Golani. Zawahiri took Golani’s side, ordered Baghdadi to limit himself to Iraq, and hand over Syria to Golani. Baghdadi of course refused, and with the majority of al Nusra defecting to AQI, he combined them to form ISIS.

    All of which tends to show that while America didn’t actually create ISIS, it certainly allowed it to happen, and was more than happy to use it as a tool,as Kerry admitted in a recording in 2015 or 6 as I recall.

  120. @anonymous

    Racist bile 2.0

    In the r/K continuum certain groups will have a difficult time integrating into the systems of law or governance tethered to the notion of the nuclear family because of the fecundity of their female population/early sexual maturation combined with the oversexed rhythms of screwing from the savanna.

    One reason that Asians and Jews heretofore landed at higher positions in the socio-economic pyramid is partly sexual maturation. Teen pregnancy is rare-often impossible-and by the time females reach their prime child-bearing years in their early twenties they are less likely to become pregnant out-of-wedlock.

    Apply this Darwinism to economics and you have young people who can devote 100% of their time and energy to education or making money while the other ethnic groups cannot because they have fathered forgotten children due to the hyper-sexual rhythms of the savanna to which their female gender long-evolved a much higher and earlier fecundity.

    Fertility clinics are rare in the ghetto or barrio. They are synonymous in the Jewish or WASP communities.

    Sexual selection is also different. There are more Elliot Rodgers “incels” among the white and Asian middle-class populations. Males who cannot possibly meet the expectations of the white or Asian female population who will be unable to reproduce. They do not have the Alpha masculinity of the black (Or sometimes Hispanic) or the earning power or credentials of the suburban white or Jew or Asian. So they are unable to produce with anyone.

  121. Remember, a privatized military does not defend our country it defends its profits. They’re not loyal to America, they are loyal to the interests of Israel, Banks and Wall St. They’re not fighting to make America a better, safer place, quite the opposite, we all know that these wars are making us less safe, and much more hated by more and more people that are no different than us.
    They are not fighting for our freedom, we lose more and more freedom each day that passes.
    They are not fighting for our economy, we are now 21 trillion in the hole after 17+ years of nonstop war. Someones gotta pay, who you think it will be? Think life is bad now? America will be sold out to the highest bidders to pay these debts.

    This is a very dangerous road we are on, if you think for one second they will not do here what they are doing all over the world you are dead wrong. If their profits are ever put in danger by fed up Americans, the mercenaries and death squads will begin assassinating pols and people just like they’re doing right now all over the world to our brothers and sisters. I predict it won’t be too long before armed drones are being used in America.

    Our entire political system is a fraud. Our govt. is illegitimate in every sense of the word. I don’t see it getting any better without violence, or full scale collapse, which is likely to include violence as well, like PCR has said recently. No one in DC, nor the Trump regime, is interested in peace or bringing about any sort of positive change.

    I’m pretty sure collapse is near, that is why they are trying to turn us all against one another, left vs right, black vs white, rich vs poor. They want us fighting one another when it all comes down, instead of turning our attention to them, the ones who cause all of this. Try to remember when it does that your neighbors are not the enemy. The ones that control the money, write/sign the laws and policies, are. Lets not forget the “media” AKA propaganda arm of Wall St. and the Zionist, big time enemy.

    The entire Antifa vs Proud boy thing is a psyop to do exactly that. So while they whine about incitement and hate speech, MSM are doing it to us 24/7/365. Trying to incite us to kill each other. There will be a major false flag sooner or later, to be blamed on Iran, Russia, China, Venezuela, wouldn’t surprise me if they used a nuke in a big city.

    Heres exactly what Major General Smedley Butler USMC said in a speech delivered in 1933.

    I spent thirty- three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country’s most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle- man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.

    War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses. I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else. If a nation comes over here to fight, then we’ll fight. The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns 6 percent over here, then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag. I wouldn’t go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are
    only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket.

    There isn’t a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is blind to. It has its “finger men” to point out enemies, its “muscle men” to destroy enemies, its “brain men” to plan war preparations, and a “Big Boss” Super-Nationalistic-Capitalism. I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time. Now I am sure of it.

    I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefits of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912 (where have I heard that name before?). I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested. During those years, I had, as the boys in the back room would say, a swell racket. Looking back on it, I feel that I could have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.

    Peace!

  122. Miro23 says:
    @Art

    Is there one US general who does not publicly support Israel 100%?

    Or Congressman? Or media person? Or administration official?

    That’s how totalitarianism works. All power holders have to conform to keep their places in the Nomenklatura (well paid collaborationist positions), and the elite are careful to weed out dissidents. The system runs on fear – generals are scared, congressmen are scared and journalists are scared.

    However, public unrest does cause problems for totalitarians. On a large enough scale, it can overwhelm their security (call it their secret police), forcing state power out into the open in street confrontations, and at some point, the military or Homeland Security can start to crack and disappear or change sides.

    The key point is that “100% public support of Israel” is not genuine, and will be quickly abandoned when calculations of self-interest make it possible.

    An good example of the dynamic was the quick (1989) overthrow of the Ceausescu regime in Romania:

    • Replies: @Art
  123. As the US debt expands more and more war will become the only way to pay it. Unless we’re willing to turn all of America’s assets, resources, tax revenues, minerals below, and above ground over to the Bganksters, war is the only answer. Personally I think The Central Bankers want a major war, and they always get what they want. I am reminded of what Mayer Rothschild’s wife said: “If my sons didn’t love war so much there wouldn’t be any”. That was back in the 1760s. And what does history show? War, war, war, revolution, war, revolution, revolution, war, war, and more war. Makes sense to me.
    This time it may be a little different. Traditionally the Central Banks have financed all sides until a winner can be determined, then the creeps stop funding the ones losing, and seals their fate. Today Russia and China have been buying gold and taking physical delivery, a lot of it. Are they smart enough to self finance the next war? I think so. Do they have enough? Let’s hope so. As they won’t be so indebted to the bankers, when it’s over, and they have won, are the bright enough to liquidate all the families including entire blood lines. Payback for Czar Nicholas. Right? That’s what needs to be done.

  124. @Colin Wright

    There is something called morals. Designed as a self regulator.

  125. Almost a century ago, Marine MG Butler wrote “War is a Racket.” If he were alive today he could write “The Threat of War is also a Racket.”

    We should all remember that even Scummy Rummy got it right once or twice.

    Rumsfeld says $2.3 TRILLION Missing from Pentagon

    “The adversary is closer to home; it’s the Pentagon bureaucracy…”

    - Donald Rumsfeld on Sept. 10, 2001

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU4GdHLUHwU

    • Agree: Da Wei
  126. @RVBlake

    How did we get to be like this?

    “We” were like this from the beginning and we got that way by letting the “Federalists” impose the constitution on us, and by continuing to let ourselves be led around by the nose and to have our wallets rifled through.

    I address my most fervent prayer to prevent our adopting a system destructive to liberty. Let not gentlemen be told that it is not safe to reject this [new]government. Wherefore is it not safe? We are told there are dangers, but those dangers are ideal; they cannot be demonstrated…

    - Patrick Henry, Foreign Wars, Civil Wars, and Indian Wars—Three Bugbears, June 5, 7, and 9, 1788

    https://www.infoplease.com/homework-help/united-states-documents/patrick-henry-foreign-wars-civil-wars-and-indian-wars-three

    We have been told of phantoms and ideal dangers to lead us into measures which will, in my opinion, be the ruin of our country. If the existence of those dangers cannot be proved, if there be no apprehension of wars, if there be no rumors of wars, it will place the subject in a different light, and plainly evince to the world that there cannot be any reason for adopting measures which we apprehend to be ruinous and destructive.

    William Grayson, 11 June 1788
    Read more: William Grayson: We have been told of Phantoms http://www.infoplease.com/t/hist/antifederalist/grayson01.html#ixzz3CsMi4gSo

    So you see that we didn’t just get to be this way, it was baked into the cake and we’ve been suckered and looted from the beginning. But without gubbermint, who’d terrorize us with wars and the threat of wars?

  127. @Justsaying

    War, mass murder and dispossession have been natural conditions right from the country’s inception…

    True, and many people recognized it and objected to it. The warmongers have always prevailed, however.

    The American historian, Warren, wrote this in 1805. I’d say she was wasn’t just talkin’ trash…

    …from the pride and success of military manoeuvres, to which they had been accustomed, they felt themselves superior to all civil subordination or control. This is usually the case with all armies or detachments from them, in all countries, after they have stood their ground long enough, to feel their strength sufficient to indulge that military tyranny which grows by habit, and makes a standing army a fit instrument for the support of the most cruel despotism.

    -Mercy Otis Warren, History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution interspersed with Biographical, Political and Moral Observations, in Two Volumes, Foreword by Lester H. Cohen (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund 1994). 2/3/2018. http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/696#Warren_0025-02_1005

    Standing armies have long been recognized as an abomination and it should by now be clear why that is.

    • Replies: @Justsaying
  128. joun says:
    @Erebus

    Global Hegemony is the mission its civilian elites & overseers have set it, and that’s the mission it’s trying to execute when it goes off in search of monsters to destroy in the Hindu Kush, the Levant, and in the S. China Sea.”

    Global Homomoney.

  129. Hmmm, so I if I understand this article correctly, the generals will not start a major war? That’s how I see it too, but sometimes I have to wonder, just look at this country! 50% functional illiteracy, 40% obesity, LBGTQ (and God knows what else!), tattoos, and a landscape covered with McMansions and trailer parks. If this wasn’t all a setup for a nuclear war, then what exactly do they have in mind? Trump is going to bring manufacturing back and MAGA? Puh-lease!

  130. @Garreth Smith

    Are you kidding? There was no war with North Korea since 1956. When was NK a threat to the US? Never. Trump did some saber rattling, sent a few aircraft carriers their way (thousands of miles from the US, BTW), lost two airplanes, and retreated. Then met Un, talked to him, did not sign any agreement, did not do much, so Un said that as the US is not prepared to meet him halfway, he won’t move, either. End of story.

    Syria: under Trump the number of the US troops in Syria (who are there illegally) increased. Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah beat the crap out of some terrorists, Erdogan at Putin’s urging tamed some more, while the US keeps training new ones in the South-East in the futile hope to use them against Assad again. “Assad must go” talk stopped – likely because it became too ridiculous even for neocons. The end of that story will be the same as in Vietnam, but that will come in a year or two.

    Any more revelations?

  131. @alexander

    Who taught you that “capitalism” needs war, or an enemy to fight ?

    Get your facts right ! Learn your ass from your elbow before you start equating illegal, criminal :wars of aggression” with a healthy vibrant capitalist system.

    Our neocon, illegal “wars of aggression” have nearly EXTERMINATED the entire solvency of the United States in under 20 years.

    That’s not “capitalism”, Mr Ahwazi,…that is a truly murderous , vacuous and bankrupting “evil” !

    Nice try. Wars are fought for profit. Control over resources=profit. Since the Capitalist States of America was founded in 1776, she has been at war during 214 out of her 235 calendar years of existence.

    According to former CIA director Richard Helms, when Allen Dulles was tasked in 1946 to “draft proposals for the shape and organization of what was to become the Central Intelligence Agency,” he recruited an advisory group of six men made up almost exclusively of Wall Street investment bankers and lawyers. Dulles himself was an attorney at the prominent Wall Street law firm, Sullivan and Cromwell.

    The CIA is the willing tool of a higher level Secret Team, or High Cabal, that usually includes representatives of the CIA and other instrumentalities of the government, leaders of the business and professional world, and, almost always, foreign participation.

    Infinite Growth On A Finite Planet will inevitably lead to mucho war, death and destruction. Carry on.

  132. @redmudhooch

    If the war machine is so invaluable to capitalism why has the US gone totally to shit in terms of living standards since the 1990′s when a draft dodger was in office?

    Between the Fall of the Wall and 9-11 there was much more middle-class prosperity in the US.

    When I was in the US, most whites lived in McMansions by age 30. Or at least owned a house. Now they live with their parents.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  133. @Herald

    ‘Why should it be an effortless transition? It’s totally immoral approach to the world and it has to stop no matter how hard it hurts.’

    You misunderstand me. I’m not saying it shouldn’t happen; I’m merely saying it’s foolish not to anticipate the cost.

    As to it ‘having to stop’ — when has such an argument ever halted evil?

  134. King is dead!!!!!!!!!!! Long live the king Pence. (short term prophecy)
    Buuuuuuuut anyway. Congress is a herd of cattle and the AIPAC is the Herder.
    We can shortly witness the stampede of the herd.
    Soon all those new Democratic Congresspersons will make pilgrimage to Israel to make love to wall of Herodes.
    Occasionally CNN spits out some truth.
    Democrats outspent the Republicans two to one.
    I wonder from where all that money came from.
    ………………………………………………………………………
    Now really? Could be that all those Democratic elections actually regulated?

  135. @jacques sheete

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Very relevant to the subject at hand. But if power truly belongs to the people as the author of the nation’s founding document have unequivocally asserted, since the beginning, it would seem the people have been — and continue to be — marginalized by the warmongering elites. There is a systemic failure in that the popular will has been sabotaged and coerced into accepting the exceptionalism of their country and damn the rest of humanity. When a nation with such unprecedented power is being manipulated by the Zionist entity to fight wars on their behalf and now onto wars involving the entire human race, something is very sadly amiss. The lies continue to be foisted and the public (mostly) swallow the bait.

    • Replies: @Z-man
    , @jacques sheete
  136. @Garreth Smith

    Garrett Smith
    1. North Korea
    2. Syria.
    —-
    Yeah, good one. NK was AT WAR with the US, despite the US’s best efforts at Peace. And Things in Syria have cooled down not because of Russia’s intervention, but because of the US. Interesting take. GTFOHWTBS

    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  137. @anon

    what it all boils down to is they want you to pay for 80 and 70 IQ monkeys who shouldn’t even be reproducing

    Could you be slightly more specific? Who are you talking about, precisely? Thank you in advance for your response, if any.

  138. Art says:
    @Miro23

    The key point is that “100% public support of Israel” is not genuine, and will be quickly abandoned when calculations of self-interest make it possible.

    Yes – agree — the discontent with our current situation is just waiting to bust out.

    In 2020 some candidate for president will publicly question our wars and our unquestioned support of Israel.

    It will happen and it will find a chorus of support.

    Think Peace — Art

  139. Erebus says:
    @peterAUS

    ..see war as a *solution* to the collapse scenario, or a way to prevent it…

    I’d change that into:

    …see taking over Russia as a *solution* to the collapse scenario, or a way to prevent it…

    Bingo!

    (The “nutcases”) believe the regime in Kremlin will collapse under pressure and get replaced by a vassal.

    The regime in Kremlin believes The Empire push will weaken it and (the Empire) will collapse before….

    And we are in the middle of it.

    2nd Bingo!
    We’re in the 4th or 5th round of the Kremlin’s rope-a-dope strategy. Enough fight left for anything to happen.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  140. Z-man says:
    @Justsaying

    Well said.

    There is a systemic failure in that the popular will has been sabotaged and coerced into accepting the exceptionalism of their country and damn the rest of humanity. When a nation with such unprecedented power is being manipulated by the Zionist entity to fight wars on their behalf and now onto wars involving the entire human race, something is very sadly amiss. The lies continue to be foisted and the public (mostly) swallow the bait.

    Hopefully even with all his bluster and of course the Cabal egging him on, Trump will keep us out of any further militay entanglements since he’s a real estate developer and he thinks war is no good for real estate. The one problem is Iran. They might be pushed to the brink by all these Zionist inspired sanctions and do something rash like attacking an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. That’s a dangerous possibility and would lead to a massive American response. All for the glory of Zion. Let’s do all we can for this not to happen.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  141. anonymous[628] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    It will get worse. Prepare yourself.

    Can’t imagine a land more deserving!!

    Sweetheart, popcorn please.

  142. @AnonFromTN

    You are generous in the possible ripostes you open up. Debt and subsidies? . Consider many sovereign countries within the EU, especially Greece amongst the PIIGS indebted as well as receiving EU subsidies. Consider too Argentina’s way with debt if you wish to condemn Ukraine for indebtedness. Or Thailand which survived the Asian debt crisis of the 90s with sovereignty intact.

  143. @Colin Wright

    What would constitute victory over China? What would it probably look like?

  144. alexander says:
    @redmudhooch

    Are you an imbecile ?

    Of course illegal wars of aggression are fought for profit.

    Who, in their right mind, would ever choose to fight a war of aggression , at cost ?

    The past 18 years has been the greatest era of criminal “war profiteering” our neocon overlords could ever imagine.

    The problem is “every penny “of their criminal war profits has been STOLEN from the pockets of the next generation of taxpayers …producing a ‘mind numbing’ TWENTY TWO TRILLION DOLLARS of heinous F#CKING DEBT in under two decades.

    It is the greatest criminal pilfering of future taxpayer wealth, by the one percent, in the entire history of western civilization.

    If you are going to try to argue it has somehow “grown” the economy,….My god man, how I wish I could make that argument with you…I really do…then there might be some saving grace to all this.

    The scaly truth is the exact opposite.

    The heinous cost of these criminal wars has so OUTPACED our nations economic growth …it has actually ECLIPSED it , for the first time in history,by over a TRILLION DOLLARS.

    That’s right, Mr Hooch…The Neocon War Profiteers Criminal War Debt has now EXCEEDED the ENTIRE Gross Domestic Product of the United States of America.

    What you are witnessing is the wholesale destruction, by looting, of the greatest nation on earth.

  145. @Rurik

    Ever since Jewish supremacists got hold of the US Treasury …

    The same criminals also opened the flood gates to immigrants from Eastern Europe a century ago, and just as they did to Germany then, (hundreds of thousands from Russia found a home in Germany back then) they’ve been busy taking the country to new lows. Most of the Reds, the worst mafiosi, and other gangsters were and are the result of the immigration of some of the worst scum of the world and the result is that their descendants have this country in a death grip.

    Of the 200,000 or more Jews who congregated in the capital, [Berlin]a quarter were aliens who had not yet acquired German nationality. Many of them had poured into the country during the post-war upheaval from the ghettoes and slums of Eastern Europe …

    In Walter Mehring’s The Merchant of Berlin , produced at the height of the Jewish supremacy by the Communist stage-manager, Piscator, the hero, a poverty-stricken Jewish emigrant from the East, soon has the whole town at his feet with his wonderful adroitness and freedom from bourgeois moral scruples. Amid shouts of laughter he derides every cherished symbol of German morality and national pride and holds them up to ridicule. The soldier’s corpse and steel helmet, which are swept away with the scourings of the street by a chorus of scavengers, are shown to weigh nothing when set in the scales against the predatory courage, the quick cunning and the rollicking sensual opportunism of the little hero. To the disinherited German they stood for something very different for love of country -for constancy and devotion, for a sense of unquestioning duty now shamed and made the sport of the gutter…

    It was the contrast between the wealth enjoyed — and lavishly displayed — by aliens of cosmopolitan tastes and the poverty and misery of millions of native Germans…

    -Arthur Bryant – Unfinished Victory (1940)*, p174-5A

    https://archive.org/details/ArthurBryantUnfinishedVictory1940V1/page/n173

    The US military and “Christian” Zionists have long been huge parts of the problems as well. The enemies have long been within and have been posing as allies and protectors.

    * The book is a “must read” for anyone interested in the real holocaust of the last century. Bryant was a rabid Anglophile, “Nazi-phobe,” and Hitler hater, but does provide a stunning picture of the sufferings of the German people as a result of the perfidy of Albion and its allies and the terrors of the Red menace.

  146. Skeptikal says:
    @Erebus

    Peter AUS and ERebus: this of course makes sense.

    There is no more real taxable wealth in the USA to channel more to the military, unless of course one did the unthinkable, and taxed the .01 % to pay for their war.

    So, assets must be found elsewhere. Still the question presents itself: How to transform Russia’s assets into cash quickly to pay Lockheed et cie? Is this where the gold comes in?

    Wouldn’t this whole war against Russia—to grab her assets— have to be fought on credit?

    Of course, with our trillions of debt I guess everything this country does is already on credit. But China holds the debt instruments, right? So how would that work? Cancel the debt to China?

    A historical apercu:
    John K. Thornton, in A Cultural History of the Atlantic World, lays out clearly how European monarchies needed CASH in order to fight their wars, and this was one of the driving motivations in the Age of “Discovery” (heh-heh, “discover” silver and ship it back to Spain). His point (I think it is his—or, maybe another writer’s) is that Spain and other European monarchies and empires were on the point of crashing and would have done so without the influx of “free” cash from the New World.

    Perhaps the same dynamic is at work now, in the other direction.
    But it cannot be the same dynamic, because it will not be as easy to fool and enslave the Russians and Chinese as it was to rout the pre-Columbian populations of Mexico and South America.

    Actually, looking at the historical precedents, the Northern Europeans, with their colonial settler regimes in North America, could be seen as being more successful in the long run than the Iberian regimes to the South. Certainly settler colonialism was the Zionist idea. Wasn’t this also Hitler’s basic idea? Or was the Lebensraum concept a combination of the two? Settler colonialism cum enslavement?

    It is interesting that for centuries violent incursions have incurred in an East>West direction—as peoples (Genghis Khan et cie) sought arable land and water (rainfall), pushing native Europeans before them, until these were also moving west. Is this historical tide turning, with the “westerners” pushing back east?
    An idea that could end life on earth.
    We are certainly living in interesting times.
    Maybe the rallying cry for sanity should be:
    “We just want to die in our beds!”

    • Replies: @peterAUS
    , @Erebus
  147. Skeptikal says:
    @Jeff Stryker

    “most whites lived in McMansions by age 30″

    Huh? Where did you live?!

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  148. @Rurik

    They simply imposed a different kind of horror show on those nations than what the Nazis would have imposed.

    Ummm, while you’re correct about what rulers generally do sooner or later, that comment is probably the result of Red propaganda. In fact, to many people, the Nazis were seen as liberators from Commie terror of long duration.

    The truth is that if there had been no Bolshies or International Commies, and their banker buddies there would have never been any Nazis and if there had been, they would never have obtained much political power in any case.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  149. alexander says:

    Dear Mr. Giraldi.

    For the first time last summer, I actually watched most of the world cup soccer matches.

    And at some point during the sixth match, I realized there was an entire world out there, of very fine nations from all corners of the world…who were not stuck in “endless war” like we are.

    These were fun, healthy, competitions, by nations , who were , for the most part, not at WAR.

    They didn’t care about “war”…didn’t think about “war”.

    None of these countries were about war anymore,…they were at “peace”….they were nations at peace with themselves and the world …..enjoying friendly competition.

    And I realized that in many ways the entire world has left us behind .

    The US with all its endless neocon war making is being forgotten….. because nobody , aside from us, really cares about making war.

    What a wholly different vision of the world.

    Almost shocking in its good will and its serenity.

    Mr Giraldi, our nation has lost its way.

    We have missed out on that world .

    And the world doesn’t miss us , and our stupid wars , at all.

    • Agree: jacques sheete
    • Replies: @Da Wei
  150. @Garreth Smith

    1. North Korea : He removed North Korea as a threat to USA.

    I highly doubt that NK was ever a threat, in any way, to the USA. Please read the article to find out how fake threats work.

    2. Syria : Syria was hot when President Trump took over from Obama. Today, it is quiet and nothing much happening there

    Without supporting sources, that claim is hot air. IOW, you don’t know anything about Syria.

  151. @Z-man

    …but he’ll find his way….

    Wise words.

    However, I would stop far short of paying for his travels, though. No one ever grew up with someone else paying the way, and that’s a big reason why the punks in uniform and the political pukes keep coming up with childish threats, all of which are laughably juvenile at best.

    • Replies: @Z-man
  152. @anonymous

    …the whole “higher IQ” certainly seems a curse, no?

    It’s worse than a curse; it’s a farce.

  153. Corvinus says:
    @alexander

    “I thought you were one of those posters who was determined to exterminate both the solvency and credit worthiness of the United States through monstrous overspending on perpetual Illegal wars ?”

    You have been wrong all along. I have been long opposed to American interference overseas (e.g. Iraq, Afghanistan).

    “Are you saying, now, for the record….. you have had a change of heart ?”

    You simply weren’t paying attention. Must be that Alt Right blinders you are wearing.

    So, are you going to make it happen, or is it just talk on your part?

    • Replies: @alexander
  154. @Justsaying

    There is a systemic failure in that the popular will has been sabotaged and coerced...

    That too, has been true from the beginning, though the rhetoric, propaganda, tinsel town and skoolz would have us believe differently.

    The Constitution looked fairly good on paper, but it was not a popular document; people were suspicious of it, and suspicious of the enabling legislation that was being erected upon it. There was some ground for this. The Constitution had been laid down under unacceptable auspices; its history had been that of a coup d’état.

    …— Vilescit origine tali. (the dice were loaded from the start)

    Albert Jay Nock, Liberty vs. the Constitution: The Early Struggle

    mises.org/daily/4254

    I hope no one here is surprised by what PG describes; it’s inevitable and predictable. I’m still amazed, however, that people have faith in the frauds imposed on us.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  155. @Skeptikal

    In Ann Arbor and the Phoenix. And I am referring to the college-educated, middle-class, non-drugs using, white “normies” of the time. In 1997 the average white college graduate who was 30 owned a house.

    Let’s put it more mildly…few men who were 30 lived at home.

    Few men in 1996 who were 20 lived at home.

  156. @Z-man

    Trump will keep us out of any further militay entanglements since he’s a real estate developer and he thinks war is no good for real estate.

    Wrong.

    Look who bought up large portions of the South after the “Civil ” War, and who owned large parts of German real estate after WW1.

    There were a few, of course, who profited by this gigantic transfer of [German] property …Theirs had been the opportunity of buying up the assets of a nation at “ knock-out ” prices. While others were selling, frantically and at almost any sacrifice to save themselves from starvation, they had been purchasers.

    It was the Jews with their international affiliations and their hereditary flair for finance who were best able to seize such opportunities…

    They did so with such effect that, even in November 1938, after five years of anti- Semitic legislation and persecution, they still owned, according to The Times Correspondent in Berlin, something like a third of the real property in the Reich. Most of it came into their hands during the Inflation.

    -Arthur Bryant – Unfinished Victory (1940), p 137

    Here’s the gig in a nutshell.: Profit from arms sales. Manufacture threats. Smash a country, then walk in and buy it up for pennies on the dollar and install some puppet as master. Count yer piles of gold. Repeat.

    • Replies: @Z-man
  157. While looking for something else, I stumbled on this, which I believe is on topic here because it tells us a lot about who runs the US military. No wonder the guy had to be demonized and his nation crushed and raped.

    The Jew’s domination in the state seems so assured that now not only can he call himself a Jew again, but he ruthlessly admits his ultimate national and political designs. A section of his race openly owns itself to be a foreign people, yet even here they lie.

    For while the Zionists try to make the rest of the world believe that the national consciousness of the Jew finds its satisfaction in the creation of a Palestinian state, the Jews again slyly dupe the dumb Goyim. It doesn’t even enter their heads to build up a Jewish state in Palestine for the purpose of living there; all they want is a central organization for their international world swindle, endowed with its own sovereign rights and removed from the intervention of other states: a haven for convicted scoundrels and a university for budding crooks.

    -Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf, as quoted on the Jewish Virtual Library website.

    https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/excerpts-from-mein-kampf

    Was he onto something or what?

  158. @Colin Wright

    Around here, job opportunities aren’t exactly abundant. Everyone seems to have been in the military, or is in the military, or is going to be in the military, or at least offers a discount to veterans.

    Sounds like New Port Richey, I go there several times a year. Meanwhile, the mil-industrial complex has got to take less. A 3% haircut year after year is the way to go with the military. It enables the arms manufacturers and their people time to shift focus. It’s hideous that they’re looking for more wars simply to support themselves. There has to be a way to refocus their efforts toward something other than nukes and missiles and fighting ships. Imagine the Cruise Ships, the oil carriers, the container ships Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock (They have a different name, but they built the Nimitz Class, perhaps their finest work) could build instead of building Ford Class aircraft carriers, which are junk.

  159. Z-man says:
    @jacques sheete

    He’s on a tight budget and has to live within it. He saved me a lot of money elsewhere so this life lesson/experience is mostly worth it. He’s had a few jobs but nothing steady. He’s learning to survive and the value of a buck, hopefully one day he’ll flourish. My regret is that I can’t do more to help him, not with money but with connections and such…but as I said he’s got to make his own way.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  160. Z-man says:
    @jacques sheete

    Good point but with respect to Iran, China, Russia the EU and others will help the Persians against total collapse.

  161. alexander says:
    @Corvinus

    You must be a different Corvinus then the one I remember.

    The one I remember seemed like a kind of troll for perpetual war.

    Its nice to hear you are not.

    Out of curiosity, why does my opposition to the bankrupting the United States through perpetuating illegal wars of aggression…make me “alt right” ?…why doesn’t it make me “prog left”….or something in between ?.

    And if you are asking me if I am “personally” going to seize the assets of the oligarchs who lied us into war to pay down the debt their lies created ?

    Of course not.

    Its a matter for the AMERICAN PEOPLE to decide whether they should end up having to pay for the wars they were lied into …or the LIARS should be made to pay ?

    Right ?

    The first step would be a nationwide poll…..to find out .

    Speaking of which, what do YOU SAY ? Do you want to pay for the illegal wars you were LIED into ?

  162. @Z-man

    I wish you both godspeed. He sounds lucky to have a father of your caliber.

    • Replies: @Z-man
    , @ChuckOrloski
  163. Agent76 says:
    @wayfarer

    You are in the know

    ALL WARS ARE BANKERS’ WARS! By Michael Rivero

    I know many people have a great deal of difficulty comprehending just how many wars are started for no other purpose than to force private central banks onto nations, so let me share a few examples, so that you understand why the US Government is mired in so many wars against so many foreign nations. There is ample precedent for this.

  164. EugeneGur says:
    @Garreth Smith

    You aren’t joking, are you? This is so nonsensical, it might pass for sarcasm.

    He removed North Korea as a threat to USA.

    North Korea was never a threat to the US. All Trump did, for his own political gain, is to lower the degree of the anti-North Korea rhetorics. That’s all it always was: hostile rhetorics and provocations coming from the US. And then he announced that North Korea is no longer a threat – mission accomplished.

    Syria was hot when President Trump took over from Obama. Today, it is quiet and nothing much happening there

    Yes, it’s Russia that did all that, with constant hostile interference from the US. There is absolutely nothing good that Trump did in Syria, zero, zilch. He hasn’t done a lot of harm, either, whether because he was unwilling or unable – that is unclear. Either way you look at it, Syria isn’t Trump’s achievement.

    • Replies: @Art
  165. Z-man says:
    @jacques sheete

    Thanks for your kind words.

  166. peterAUS says:
    @Skeptikal

    On the good track, IMHO.

    Nothing new here. Well, except just that one thing: the Bomb.

    If it hadn’t been for the Bomb we would’ve seen a proper war between these two ages ago.

    The problem is, in my view, really simple. So simple that, as far as I know, almost nobody bothers with it.
    Like this simple: we have to change the way we live. Live.
    We have to take a good and hard look at the way we live and change it.
    Hehe…sure.

    Ain’t gonna happen. People don’t do that. They don’t see the shit coming and try to prevent that. They don’t think, get the shit in the face and then, and only then start doing something about it.

    What we have now in West? Because West drive the current paradigm, East reacts.
    Two “options”. One, “progtard” for a lack of better word, doesn’t even register that their way isn’t working and, more importantly, react on any setback with MORE of the same. Or…REPEAT, harder.
    At the other hand we have people who want REPEAT of good old times. The same what was before.
    No side even tried to think about something new.

    Bottom line, I am absolutely positive that, sooner or later, we shall see a nuke exploding somewhere. That will send a message “we should do something about it”. And….I give 30/70 % chance we’ll do it.With people in charge of all that can’t be more optimistic.

    As I keep saying…hehe…we here will, at least, have two months longer than the people who caused all that. Shitty two months, of course, but still.

  167. @jacques sheete

    Hey Jacques Sheete!

    Knowing how you follow the fortunes of Linh Dinh’s work, please look at his great-latest, below, as posted by Veterans Today, Kevin Barrett!

    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/11/07/linh-sam/

    Good day, Jacques!

    P.S.: As Kevin Barrett’s name is as Irish as it gets, am fascinated how he became a Muslim.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  168. alexander says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    I agree with you on that, Wiz.

    There are numerous “capitalist” countries, around the world , doing extremely well, without spending ANY money fighting stupid “endless” wars ….

    Like no money at all.

    Perhaps one of the reasons China’s economic growth has so outpaced ours over the past 18 years, is that it has spent its wealth and resources building out its economic infrastructure , not squandering it on perpetual wars all over the place.

    In China, the middle class has, in fact , exploded while NOT making illegal war.

    Back home, our middle class has “eroded” because making illegal war is ALL WE DO.

    I do not see the argument for a nations economic growth being bound up with spending trillions upon trillions bombing people in far off lands…..Not at all,…If anything the exact opposite is true.

    It may be a wet dream for our “one percent” war profiteers, …..but for the rest of us, its trillions in massive debt.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  169. @ChuckOrloski

    Thanks, Chuck! If not for you, I would have missed it which would have been too bad since it’s excellent.

    I agree with every word, and had to laugh at this,

    A year ago, Ron Unz emailed me and Philip Giraldi to say that FaceBook was deleting the “likes” for our articles…

    I was kicked off of Farcebook years ago for my very civil political commentary, but the cloacas thereby did me a favor since I no longer waste any time on their sewage.

    Thanks again!

  170. RobinG says:
    @Jim Christian

    Thanks for bringing this up. Jim.

    Look at the engineering and manufacturing talents tied up with weapons, imagine it focused elsewhere.

    Yes, this is EXACTLY the problem…. how to make this transition. And how to frame this as great opportunity.

    Space? Okay. [Could Trump's 'Space Force' be a new NASA?] But there’s so much terrestrial improvement to be made, starting with infrastructure and energy. Not to mention a science program that could figure out how to clean up places rendered uninhabitable by [military] toxic waste, D.U. munitions, etc.

  171. RobinG says:
    @Jim Christian

    Oops, meant to link this also.

    The U.S. Military’s Empire of Secrecy
    by Maj. Danny Sjursen

    https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-u-s-militarys-empire-of-secrecy/

    “This all matters. America has a choice. It can be an empire—or it can be a genuine republic. It may not be both.”

  172. Art says:
    @EugeneGur

    He hasn’t done a lot of harm, either, whether because he was unwilling or unable – that is unclear. (Syria)

    Trump wants to be reelected – he does not want to be seen as starting another war.

    (There are rumors that the MIC Security State is building bases in Syria.)

    Think Peace — Art

    • Replies: @Art
  173. “The military moves have been accompanied by a political deep freeze, particularly ironic as President Donald Trump during his campaign for office pledged to improve relations with Russia. They are now at their lowest ebb since the hottest days of the Cold War, including as they do the totally bogus sanctioning of Russian government officials under the maliciously conceived Magnitsky Act and the ongoing saga of Russiagate, which blames Moscow for interference in America’s 2016 election, so far without any real evidence being provided.”

    I admit that my fellow bible thumpers are partially to blame here. But the president should have held fast instead of caving in to the entire Russia election european murder conspiracies — he chose otherwise. That is on him.

    And while I don’t subscribe to the notions of white russia white usa kumbaya politics, I do think an opportunity has been missed.

    Strategically, if a real conflict broke out on several fronts regarding the powers in play. I think that the US with the support of her allies would prevail. But I am not convinced the victory would be worth the costs.

    Without our allies, despite our initial successes — I am less optimistic about a prolonged effort. I am not confident that we could sustain a multi-front effort, alone.

    I agree with those that contend we need to more self focused as a nation.

  174. @EliteCommInc.

    I admit that my fellow bible thumpers are partially to blame here.

    Fine admission there, sir!

    Now, if you guys would read and understand this, maybe we’d get somewhere*.:

    Isaiah 9 16 —-For the leaders of the people cause them to err: and they that are led by them are devoured. —-

    Hosea 8:4: “They set up kings, but not by Me; They made princes, but I did not acknowledge them.”

    1 Samuel

    6…Tell the people what a king will do to them. Tell them how a king rules people.”
    10 Those people asked for a king. So Samuel told them everything the LORD said. 11 Samuel said, “If you have a king ruling over you, this is what he will do: He will take away your sons and force them to serve him. He will force them to be soldiers—they must fight from his chariots and become horse soldiers in his army. Your sons will become guards running in front of the king’s chariot.
    12 “A king will force your sons to become soldiers. He will choose which of your sons will be officers over 1000 men and which will be officers over 50 men.
    “A king will force some of your sons to plow his fields and gather his harvest. He will force some of your sons to make weapons for war and to make things for his chariots.
    13 “A king will take your daughters and force some of them to make perfume for him and some to cook and bake for him.
    14 “A king will take your best fields, vineyards, and olive groves. He will take them from you and give them to his officers. 15 He will take one-tenth of your grain and grapes, and he will give them to his officers and servants.
    16 “A king will take your men and women servants. He will take your best cattle[a] and your donkeys. He will use them all for his own work. 17 He will take one-tenth of your flocks.
    “And you yourselves will become slaves of this king.

    *I’m not exactly cynical, but I’m not hopeful either.

    • Replies: @EliteCommInc.
  175. Art says:
    @Art

    Oh my — the J-MIC Security State does as it is told – it says nothing!

    Israel ‘selling nuclear information’ to Saudi: Israeli expert

    Israel is selling Saudi Arabia information that would allow the kingdom to develop nuclear weapons, a senior Israeli nuclear expert has revealed.

    Ami Dor-On, a senior nuclear commentator with the Israeli military organization iHLS, said the cooperation has been made possible in the wake of the widening ties between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and is indicative of an emerging nuclear arms race in the region.

    “This information should shock us as we see the world is changing for the worse, following the race for the possession of nuclear weapons that pass right over our heads in the Middle East,” the Middle East Monitor quoted the expert as saying on Thursday, citing a report by Arabi21.

    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/05/31/563499/Israel-Saudi-Arabia-Ami-DorOn-iHLS-Pakistan

    Gee – this news is not on FOX, CNN, MSNBC, et al.

    JEW POWER on display. The J-MIC Security State rules!

    Think Peace — Do No Harm — Art

  176. JLK says:

    Israel would never help a nearby Arab state acquire nukes. The Saudis could probably buy them from Pakistan, but “we” wouldn’t let that happen either.

    • Replies: @Art
  177. @jacques sheete

    The first verse is in reference to poor leadership.

    The second is to the selection of leaders out of sync with how God expected such followers to be chosen.

    The third section of scriptural references are about the people of Israel’s desire to be like other nations and in so desiring called to be led by a king. To which Samuel via God — warned them of the consequences of their choice.

    I am ever mindful that the first expectation of me concerning Israel is the good news of Christ. And while I support the nation state, such support cannot and must not be whatever Israel demands.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  178. Art says:
    @JLK

    Israel would never help a nearby Arab state acquire nukes

    Oh! — another article – 6/4/18

    Israel Aiding Saudi Arabia In Developing Nuclear Weapons

    June 04th, 2018

    By Whitney Webb Whitney Webb

    IYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – The Israeli government has begun selling the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia information on how to develop nuclear weapons, according to a senior official at the Israeli military organization iHLS (Israel’s Homeland Security). Ami Dor-on, a senior nuclear commentator at the organization — which is partially funded by U.S. weapons-giant Raytheon – came forward because of his concern over the emerging nuclear arms race in the region. The cooperation between the two countries in helping the Saudis to develop a nuclear weapons program is just the latest sign of their warming relationship, with Israel recently calling the Saudi crown prince “a partner of Israel.”

    https://www.mintpressnews.com/israel-saudi-arabia-nuclear-weapons/243256/

    Gee – nothing on FOX, CNN, el al. It must be unimportant or MAYBE????

    Think Peace — Art

    p.s. Is the J-MIC Security State looking out for us?

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  179. @EliteCommInc.

    If the US starts a war with nuclear-armed Russia or China, there would be no prolonged effort. The war would be over in days, if not hours. Insects and rodents will be the winners, but they won’t have brains enough to thank the deceased US for their good fortune.

    • Replies: @DB Cooper
  180. alexander says:
    @redmudhooch

    Hey,

    Sorry I suggested you were an imbecile….Did not mean it…You seem like a bright , intelligent person with plenty of thoughtful ideas to contribute.

    Keep em coming !

    • Replies: @alexander
  181. DB Cooper says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Give them a couple of millions of years and they will.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  182. alexander says:
    @alexander

    And yes,

    I read Naomi’s book nine years ago.

    • Replies: @alexander
  183. @Art

    Art inquired: “p.s. Is the J-MIC Security State looking out for us?”

    Answer: No way.

    Had I big bucks and subsequent capability to cut a substantial check to Ron Unz & ask for one favor in return, the following would be my wish, proposal.

    Eh hem…,

    I really dug how ex-Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, the first director of the DOHS, instituted ZUSA Corporate Media’s ominous public display of color-coded terror threat levels. To spike your memory, Art, “Red” meant, be afraid but nonetheless, go shopping!

    My humble quid pro quo to Ron would be: Atop his U.R. website mast head, display daily color-coded threat levels posed by the “J-MIC” to the world. (Zigh) He’d only need one color, red.

    Thank you!

    • Agree: jacques sheete
  184. alexander says:
    @alexander

    I was hoping she would write another one,

    Like …

    “How to Exterminate the Solvency of the Wealthiest Nation on Earth by Defrauding it into Endless Criminal Wars of Aggression.”

    -or -

    “How to Bank Ten Trillion in Ten Years, by Lying the US taxpayer into War.”

  185. @jacques sheete

    Have you ever studied history formally, or at all? I can’t believe you would use the word “inevitable” if you had ever been made to reflect deeply, or at all, on the immense complexity of humanity’s course.

    Sorry if this is just nitpicking against your conscious rhetorical pitch – the everyday currency of American politicians’ public speech – but I find that I get more out of UR threads if I apply my strict critical tendencies, and even, perhaps occasionally contribute to others that way.

  186. @DB Cooper

    It took mammals about 60 million years to progress (or regress – this depends on the point of view) from rodents to monkeys.

    Quoting Douglas Adams “For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.”

  187. @alexander

    It remains to be seen whether it is the trillions on war – including invalided veterans’ costs – is more significant than the apparently unsustainable commitments to pensions and healthcare in an age when even most obese people are living longer.

    Trump is so clearly prompting, recklessly, presumably not deliberately, the replacement of the $US as the single preeminent world reserve and tradingcurrency that the reduction of finance by foreign savers at negligible or even negative real interest rates may hit heavily quite soon (say 7 years rather than 15 or 20).

    Of course invention and innovation remains key** to beating all the negatives and despite all the evidence provided by WN losers that America (like Europe) has been breeding dysgenically for over 100 years there are going to be enough smart people in the world to keep up the increasing pace of technological and other innovative and adaptive advance for many decades. Chinese theft of IP could even be a plus overall (imagine Chinese LVADs becoming available at a tenth the American price just as a thought experiment to illustrate the balancing realities).

    As a species we shall stumble through and it seems unlikely that the amazing losses of great advances for centuries will ever again be repeated though the artificial intelligence we will rely on to keep track of the infinity of discovery may prove to have built in human-source limitations that prevent it from noting, preserving and promoting the greatest potential leaps forward (or back?).

    Keynes’s delightful 1930 fantasy “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren” could rationally be repeated today but the mostly realistic genius would be equally likely to spell out our inveterate destructive habits that would/will kill the possibilities.

    **OK The new radical Pope’s mission, arm in arm with an Ayatollah and a Wahabi imam, to lower the African birthrate from total fertility nearly 5 to under 2 is a logical fantasy to conjure up, but a fantasy, nonetheless, like genetic engineering turning out two dozen African Field Medallists by 2090.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
    , @MarkinLA
  188. peterAUS says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Hehehe…..

    …. WN losers…..

    Sooner or later, always.

  189. Erebus says:
    @Skeptikal

    So, assets must be found elsewhere. Still the question presents itself: How to transform Russia’s assets into cash quickly to pay Lockheed et cie?

    Of course, you wouldn’t have to. Russia’s assets would effectively collateralize an increase in the US’ credit line. And yes, they need it desperately.

    Is this where the gold comes in?

    No. It’s where the gold is kept out (of circulation, that is). Just as Libya’s, Ukraine’s, Iraq’s was.

  190. MarkinLA says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    This assumes that there are developments on the horizon that actually provide jobs to people such that they can generate enough income to support themselves until they die. Suppose large numbers of people are kept alive by advances in medicine. What if those people don’t have any money?

    While there are a lot of things that could be built and produced, very few of them make any economic sense. For example, everybody could take up skydiving and buy a wing suit. Outside of the people at the airport and the people making the wing suits it is basically a huge waste of resources.

    Things like the internal combustion engine, electric motor, and microelectronics that revolutionize entire industries don’t come around very often and their devlopment is limited by the laws of physics.

    Humankind has gone through very long periods of time where there was literally no significant technological advancement. What if we are entering such a period? Suppose no matter how many processors or memory you add to your IPhone, it does little more for your life than the one you bought 20 years ago? What happens to our consumer oriented economy?

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @Mike P
  191. Ann says:

    “The [ Center for European Policy Analysis] “experts” and staff are top heavy with Eastern Europeans who are focused on the threat from Russia, as is the institute. “

    May I add this:
    {excerpt, emphasis added}

    “The Atlantic Council – also an RIIA affiliate – was formed in 1961 to further this type of “cooperation between North America and Europe”. In 2009 its chairman James Jones stepped down to become Obama’s national security advisor. His successor as Atlantic Council chairman was Chuck Hagel, who stepped down to become Obama’s defense secretary.”

    []

    “Rothschild banking interests and their Crown cousins have historically accrued massive financial and political benefits by keeping Russia and the US in a constant state of tension. But there is nothing more profitable to the Illuminati than a world war. Whether they succeed in dragging the US into yet another world war depends on the gullibility of the American people. Let’s hope they become truly sane again very soon.”

    From: The Rothschilds’ March To WWIII

    https://hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com/2018/03/27/the-rothschilds-march-to-wwiii/

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  192. MarkinLA says:
    @Ann

    Wars were profitable when they consisted of two armies slugging it out away from population centers needing constant resupply. The beginning of the end of that was during the Civil War and by WWI it was common. Wars like WWII let alone a nuclear one can never make sense in any economic sense.

    • Replies: @JLK
    , @Miro23
  193. @Garreth Smith

    You are right. Don’t listen to these clucks.

  194. @Monty Ahwazi

    I like how the boneheads take umbrage at your simple obvious truth that capitalism requires enemies. They think “capitalism”, like “science”, is some simple-minded little structure that works perfectly, just like it does inside their tiny little skulls. They didn’t even read the rest of your post. Which points out that it’s all a shell game, a ponzi scheme. Everybody who knows anything knows this.

  195. JLK says:
    @MarkinLA

    Bankers made plenty of money from WWI. Also from WWII. Britain’s debt in 1945 exceeded 200% of GDP, placing it squarely in hock and at the mercy of US bankers and Henry Morganthau’s Treasury Department.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  196. @OEMIKITLOB

    There is no other kind of capitalism than the crony kind. You must be a crony you like it so much.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  197. Anon[309] • Disclaimer says:


    NATO’s Terrorist Bases in Europe

    “NATO and the United States, which, together, claim to be fighting some sort of amorphous “global war on terrorism,” have enabled a terrorist group to establish bases in two NATO member states – France and Albania and one NATO protectorate, Kosovo. After evacuating forces of the anti-Iranian terrorist group Mojahedin-e-Khalq from their former bases in Iraq, the United States and NATO facilitated the group’s establishment of a well-guarded military base in Manez, Albania, near Tirana. In addition to hosting MEK members, NATO has convinced Albania to accept members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), who surrendered to Western special forces in Syria and Iraq.

    The MEK was founded in 1965 and it has the unusual distinction of taking action to overthrow both the former government of the Shah of Iran and the Islamic Republic of Iran by relying on terrorist actions. In the early 1970s, the MEK embarked on a program of assassinating Iranian officials and U.S. personnel in Iran. The Iranian Revolution of 1979 saw the MEK’s program of bombings and shootings increase in intensity. The MEK is led by the husband-wife team of Massoud and Maryam Rajavi, who opponents and ex-members of the MEK describe as leaders of what has become known as the “Rajavi Cult.” The Rajavis abhor criticism and have been known to silence former MEK members-turned-critics by having them constantly harassed or worse, assassinated.

    The MEK’s most notable terrorist actions included:

    the attempted kidnapping in 1970 of the U.S. ambassador to Iran, Douglas MacArthur II, the nephew of the famed World War II general.

    the attempted assassination in 1972 of U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Harold Price with an improvised explosive device (IED).

    the assassination in 1973 of U.S. Army officer Louis Lee Hawkins in Tehran. That same year, the MEK assassinated U.S. Air Force officers Col. Paul Shaffer and Lt. Col. Jack Turner.

    the 1973 bombings of Pan-American World Airlines and Shell Oil offices in Tehran.

    the assassination in Tehran in 1976 of three American employees of Rockwell International — William Cottrell, Donald Smith, and Robert Krongard. U.S. President Gerald Ford said he hoped that “the murderers will be brought to justice.” Instead, they are treated as heroes and the future government of Iran by bi-partisan leaders in Washington.

    MEK threats to kill Presidents Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter during their respective May 1972 and December 1977 visits to Iran.

    the 1978 assassination of Texaco oil executive Paul Grimm in Ahwaz, Iran.

    assisting in the 1979 takeover by Iranian militants of the U.S. embassy in Tehran.

    the 1979 bombing in Tehran that killed the democratically-elected Iranian President, Mohammad Ali-Rajai, and Prime Minister, Mohammad Javad Bahonar.”

    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/06/13/nato-terrorist-bases-in-europe.html

    NATO expansion: 12 new miliatary bases in Europe.

    • Agree: Zumbuddi
  198. @MarkinLA

    I recall a conversation with an intelligent stockbroker/investor perhaps 30-40 years ago in which he lamented the lack of new drivers of growth like railways, motor cars and TV. Totally unjustified pessimism. And what Keynes failed to anticipate and you haven’t allowed for is the energetic creation of new needs as new sources of demand even if invention of physical things like drones and X Boxes doesn’t completely fill the bill. We may not be enjoying leisure as Keynes expected but we are enjoying or enduring it now in all the extra years of retirement that also create much employment for all skill levels amongst carers.

    Income? What’s the problem? Any government, dictatorship or democracy, can hand out a guaranteed basic minimum income that covers at least food, clothing and shelter. Many already do.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    , @Jeff Stryker
  199. @obwandiyag

    In what countries and from what experience have you achieved that astonishing level of ignorance? How do you explain anti trust and anti monopoly legislation and it’s implementation? And who, for example, are the cronies who keep the four major Australian banks as the top equity investments for all retirement and other funds but can’t stop there being a very expensive, and to them also damaging, Royal Commission into their deficiencies?

    Please try not to lower the intelligence standards for trolling.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  200. Incredible that Dr. Giraldi missed the 911 Israeli attacks on the USA and how this event (as planned) allowed the CFR Neocons execute its New (ZIO) American Century . After the fall of the Soviet Union many pentagon contractors, even the Pentagon itself were moving towards a “civil” applications of their military tech. BUT then 911 and the Neocons moved into Irak, Afghanistan, Sudan, Lybia, Yemen, Ethiopia, Somalia etc. Then the massive Russian looting, invading Ucrain, and the Neocons declaring RUSSIA the worlds main USA enemy and now Iran…Syria was a major disaster, the petrodollar is collapsing the USA national debt reaches $40trillions, adecaying internal infrastructure, and failed cities riddle with illiteracy, crime, homelessness, and social racial ultra multidiverse amorphous nation.

  201. Miro23 says:
    @MarkinLA

    Wars were profitable when they consisted of two armies slugging it out away from population centers needing constant resupply. The beginning of the end of that was during the Civil War and by WWI it was common. Wars like WWII let alone a nuclear one can never make sense in any economic sense.

    WW1 and WW2 worked out well profit-wise for US industrialists – and the industrialists were at least able to mass produce weapons, vehicles, ships etc. to help tip the balance against German Imperialism (while opening the gates to just as bad Stalinist totalitarianism).

    Total War WW3 style = nuclear ICBM’s = radioactive wastelands (the destructive power of total nuclear war is hopelessly misunderstood) , so the only way industrialists could support this would be through preparing for war – but not actually fighting it – which is rather tricky.

    Both WW1 and WW2 became increasingly likely with rearmament and mobilization.

    And third wars in a series seem to involve total destruction. The Punic Wars between Rome and Carthage were the Ancient World’s World Wars, with the third one being preceded by the statement “Carthago Delenda Est” (Carthage must be destroyed – deleted) – which it was, with its complete disappearance, buildings razed to the ground, and its population killed or transported into slavery.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  202. Da Wei says:
    @alexander

    alexander, you are correct and every right thinking person should agree with you. But, right thinking people, or at least enough of them, don’t pull the strings. The string pullers are mostly cynical, lying crooks.

    We used to say let the politicians and their sons go to war before anyone else and there would be no wars. Well, that didn’t happen, either. Our institutions betray us. Here’s a prime example from the past that always stuck in my craw.

    We all remember the Gulf of Tonkein Resolution that was cooked up to justify escalating the Viet Nam “conflict” and by now we all know it was pure bullshit. Well, after serving their tours of duty there, a few ex GIs filed suit against the US government, naming Sec of Defense Robert McNamara as defendant. I believe the case is Sullivan v. McNamara, if you want to look it up. They sought to have the war declared illegal, or at least to have the judicial branch evaluate their mountain of evidence and say the war was perpetrated by liars and crooks. Eventually, the matter got bumped up to the US Supreme Court, and guess what? The SC refused to render judgment. To justify their betrayal, the SC created a new category, the Political Question. Now, what the hell is that?

    They cut plenty of facets in this phony rhinestone, creating something like 23 different ways a matter could qualify as a Political Question, but they all got down to one point: if by rendering a decision, there was any chance of embarrassing another branch of the government, or a person of prominence within that branch, the SC could stay mute. So there you have it. We have a better chance of Superman coming to shake up the bad guys than of having it done in house. There is no real accountability. Still, you have a cool idea.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
    , @alexander
  203. @Featherless

    despite the US’s best efforts at Peace.

    LOL! If feathers were brains you’d have the perfect handle.

  204. Mike P says:
    @MarkinLA

    Very few workers are still employed in producing the necessities of life; most of us work “bullshit jobs” (I know I do). If robots bring down manufacturing jobs from 10% to 1% of all employees, it will not really make such a huge difference (but automation of office jobs might be more disruptive).

    You don’t need all those salespeople, bureaucrats, instructors, lawyers, and bylaw enforcers (and as we’ve seen you can even outsource manufacturing). Maintaining these jobs, in many cases through legislation, is just a way of keeping people fed and out of trouble. The elites probably considered this a lesser evil when capitalist societies were up against the competition of the socialist ones. It seems that after “we won the cold war”, unbridled elite greed took over and destroyed this fool’s paradise. The good news is that it could be resurrected.

    • Agree: Z-man
    • Replies: @peterAUS
  205. MarkinLA says:
    @JLK

    The problem with debt incurred during a war is that it might never be repaid. The more the country’s infrastructure is destroyed, the more likely it is that it won’t be.

  206. MarkinLA says:
    @Miro23

    Yes, but how did WW2 work out for German industrialists who’s factories were in East Germany?

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  207. MarkinLA says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Yes but you are not looking at the long history of humankind. Until the invention of the steam engine what was the pace of technological change from 1000 BC until 1600 AD? We are butting up against the laws of physics that we can take advantage of. Microelectronics is dealing with issues of actually being too small. Do we really get much out of a 10th generation phone system? We still don’t have a viable nuclear fusion reactor.

    Replaing ICE cars with electric ones isn’t a big new industry that adds jobs to the economy. As Mike P said, most jobs are BS, and you say people can just be given money. I bet that won’t work out well since there does have to be people who do real things and are necessary. So we just pay the slugs to watch TV and get high all day while the 20% who really keep things going have to work hard? Even people who are being paid to get high cause a lot of trouble for society since what they are paid is never considered enough.

    • Replies: @Mike P
    , @Wizard of Oz
  208. @EliteCommInc.

    Well thank you, but an exegesis biblica was not needed since the meanings are quite clear enough, even to an uneducated dimwit such as myself.

    Anyway, here’s the root of the problem, which I shall repeat, despite the witheringly low odds of making a convert.:

    I support the nation state

    I suspect Yahweh would be jealous of that, but I’ve been known to be wrong on occasion.

  209. MarkinLA says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    It is also bullshit to believe in this fairy tale of “real” capitalism where there are no backroom deals, where nothing is gamed, where everybody puts in their fair and honest bid and the best man wins based on nothing but the merits of the bids. Cronyism is rampant in capitalism (it is rampant everywhere). Yes there are some instances where an honest bidding process takes place and there are regulations and regulators but how many times have we seen the corruption of the regulatory process, usually because of personal relationships.

  210. @Da Wei

    Excellent comments!

    There is no real accountability.

    Or responsibility.

    The proceedings of those robbers and murderers, who call themselves “the government,” are directly the opposite of these of the single highwayman.

    In the first place, they do not, like him, make themselves individually known; or, consequently, take upon themselves personally the responsibility of their acts. On the contrary, they secretly (by secret ballot) designate some one of their number to commit the robbery in their behalf, while they keep themselves practically concealed.

    -Lysander Spooner, NO TREASON, NO. VI, THE CONSTITUTION OF NO AUTHORITY, section III

    • Replies: @Da Wei
  211. @MarkinLA

    Yes, but how did WW2 work out for German industrialists who’s factories were in East Germany?

    That’s a great question that gets right to the heart of the matter. Destroying the competition has historically a key motive for lying countries into war.

    It is precisely that union of revolutionary tendencies and financial power that the world is facing now. Look at Russia, and look at the people who swarmed at Versailles and made the Peace Treaty. The Peace Treaty was written by financiers; it is the bill presented, not to a beaten foe, but to the world. Very few people have ever read it; but its operation is evident everywhere. The …bankers the world over are shoveling in the gold.

    Protocol VI is interesting in this connection:

    “We shall soon begin to establish huge monopolies, colossal reservoirs of wealth,
    upon which even the big Gentile properties will be dependent to such an extent that
    they will all fall, together with the government credit, on the day following the
    political catastrophe.”

    -Henry Ford, The International Jew — The World’s Foremost Problem, p 120

    https://archive.org/details/TheInternationalJewTheWorldsForemostProblemhenryFord1920s/page/n119

    But hey, what did he know? He was just an anti-Semitic crackpot, and the Protocols are, of course, forgeries.*

    *Sarcasm alert for those who don’t get it.

  212. @MarkinLA

    It is also bullshit to believe in this fairy tale …

    And many others as well, but the trolls’ll keep on believin’!

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
    , @Wizard of Oz
  213. denk says:
    @Quartermaster

    In MSM, the PC narrative is never to mention the Jews, in AM, the PC recital is to blame everything on the Jews !

    My non PC pov, the truth is some where in between.

    Like I say, the Jews mainly concentrate on ME, whereas the assault on Asia, especially China has been an anglo enterprise dating back to Mackinder’s ‘heartland theory’.

    Hence, my very non PC take on whats the driving force behind five centuries of fukus imperialism..

    AIPAC.

    MIC, WARstreet.

    Last but not least, white trash supremacists like quartermaster and his ilks, lots of them where it come from.

  214. @jacques sheete

    Trolls are paid to pretend that they believe officially approved lies and post BS supporting those lies. Only nonentities who have no talents or qualifications stoop to being trolls. Don’t blame them as much, their paymasters are guilty 10 times more. Their paymasters belong to the same clique as owners of lying MSM and donors to the campaigns of officials of the “elected” governments in self-proclaimed “democratic” countries. This clique is often called the Deep State here and elsewhere.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  215. peterAUS says:
    @Mike P

    Maintaining these jobs, in many cases through legislation, is just a way of keeping people fed and out of trouble.

    It seems that after “we won the cold war”, unbridled elite greed took over and destroyed this fool’s paradise.

    Pretty much.

    The good news is that it could be resurrected.

    Could, yes. Will it happen, doubt it.
    Or, probability wise, 20/80 %.

    Now, it will be, more or less that “paradise” for the top layer, decreasing with going down that group. From 1 % of real rulers on the top to that 15 % layer of enablers at the bottom.
    1 percenters will have it just great. Enablers…manageable.

    The rest…that mass of 80 % …interesting times.

    Brasil, on steroids.

  216. Mike P says:
    @MarkinLA

    We still don’t have a viable nuclear fusion reactor.

    Indeed ;) we don’t need one, either. There are plenty of options for stretching the available fission fuels many centuries into the future. It just so happens that fission technology was discredited, apparently on purpose, by the dubious Three Mile Island Incident.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  217. @AnonFromTN

    You did a nice job of describing the paid variety, and all your points are correct, but there are probably unpaid ones as well, and they smell just as bad, are as loathsome, and as unworthy of a resonable response, I think. I prefer to mock the paid ones and ignore the rest.

    • Replies: @Z-man
    , @AnonFromTN
  218. Z-man says:
    @jacques sheete

    Go on any site served by ‘disqus’ you’ll get your fill of trolls in seconds. Sometimes you want to play around with them but it becomes a monumental waste of time and effort, which is what ‘they’ want.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  219. Art says:

    GOD DAM the GENERALS!

    PDST Marine vet kills in California – 12 die.

    They promise victory – but bring us ever more death!

    They promise to defeat the troubled people of our world – but just create more trouble.

    As we die – every US general swears allegiance to the J-MIC Security State (Israel)!

    We must demand PEACE for America and the world — Art

    p.s. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld are all going to history’s hell. They will sleep with the mass murders of the past.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  220. RobinG says:
    @MarkinLA

    Cronyism is rampant in capitalism (it is rampant everywhere).

    That’s the point. The problem is human nature, not capitalism (or any other system that humans abuse.)

    • Agree: Wizard of Oz
  221. RobinG says:

    UKRAINIAN WHISTLEBLOWER ANDRII TELIZHENKO – – -
    DNC COLLUSION AGAINST TRUMP_________
    with UKRAINE …. NOT Russia

    Ukraine whistleblower exposes alleged DNC collusion
    One America News Network says ‘alleged’ out of abundance of caution. DNC operative Alexandra Chalupa has admitted – and Ukrainian government has confirmed – collusion against Trump campaign.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  222. Art says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    Chuck,

    Thanks for bringing up the US killing fields in Yemen – Mattis says 30 days before a ceasefire – why not today?

    As Pompeo and Mattis kill with US bombs – they cry “Iran” with a bullhorn – the bastards.

    Think Peace — Art

    p.s. They are the J-MIC Security State.

    • Replies: @RobinG
    , @ChuckOrloski
  223. @jacques sheete

    Good strategy. The unpaid ones that spew official BS are likely “true believers”, i.e., too dumb to make mocking them worthwhile. They might be biologically Homo, but certainly not sapiens. I think we should pity them, though: it must be really hard to live without a functional brain.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  224. Art says:

    An Aside.

    39,000 views!

    Russian Insider

    The Case That 9/11 Was an Israeli Attack on the US Is ‘Overwhelmingly Strong’ – Ron Unz

    ” … the attacks must have been the work of a highly sophisticated organization with access to advanced military technology …”

    “Once we have concluded that the culprits were part of a highly-sophisticated organization, we can then focus on the Who and the Why, which surely would be of greater importance than the particular details of the How.”

    https://russia-insider.com/en/case-911-was-israeli-attack-us-overwhelmingly-strong-ron-unz/ri24931

    Think Peace — Art

  225. @RobinG

    Well, libtards would never demand the investigation of that. After all, they installed Ukie Nazis in power in that unfortunate country. They would wholeheartedly support Mueller’s witch hunt, though, that so far indicted several crooks like Manafort. Problem is, they are all as American as an apple pie. Not to mention that Manafort was connected to Ukraine, not Russia. As there is no proof of Trump collusion with Russia for the simple reason that there was no collusion, I am still waiting for the blue dress.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  226. RobinG says:
    @Art

    Full four hour suppressed film on the Israel lobby released – – –
    In the final two parts of the film, Tony gets a deeper look at Israel’s covert influence campaigns during his internship for The Israel Project.

    Watch final episodes of Al Jazeera film on US Israel lobby

    https://electronicintifada.net/content/watch-final-episodes-al-jazeera-film-us-israel-lobby/25896

  227. @Art

    Hi Art!

    Hollywood cashed-in after releasing Pol Pot’s “Killing Fields” film, but they passover potential blockbuster-profit, & obediently shit can making a movie on the “J-MIC”/KSA’s coordinated killing fields in Yemen.

    (Zigh). It’s just more par-for-the deceptive Zio shit course, Art. Thanks!

  228. @jacques sheete

    Oops! Trolls don’t believe things they write. (If they do it is mere coincidence).

  229. @MarkinLA

    The necessary aim is to set up systems to counter human nature’s tendencies to produce cronyism and corruption where there is material gain to be had.

    Here’s a speculation.

    One of the main reasons capitalist economies have done a very much better job at improving living standards than socialist one’s ever have is that the socialists had so little history or experience to prompt and inform efforts to prevent gain by distorting perfect socialism by cronyism and corruption. Moreover capitalist countries had Adam Smith’s realism to build on whereas too many socialists were starry eye’d idealists with little understanding of human nature. Of course the socialists needed market mechanisms for a successful economy outside the military sectors.

  230. @MarkinLA

    Surprisingly I am not as pessimistic as you about the productive 20 per cent supporting the vegetative remainder while the myth, rhetoric and mcroengineering of democracy are fiddled with to keep the peace. After all we have a pretty stable system in Australia where the one or two per cent of miners and other primary producers support the remainder, the world’s highest minimum wage, etc**. Technically quite a bit of the GDP consists of payments to that agreeable Indian cardiologist who supervised the healthy 85 year old’s stress echocardiogram or the nice Sri Lankan nurse who noticed the old codger’s bedsores and dealt with them. We shall all adapt though it won’t make all people happy in all countries. We are already seeing part of the unfortunate adaptations in Europe’s extremely low fertility and the use of money to import cheap labour (partly for aged care) instead of subsidising the production and education of the young and smart. (Yes, I am feeling wistful about the destruction of Eugenics between 1933 and 1945).

    **not forgetting what we owe to China so long as it’s economy grows.

  231. @AnonFromTN

    It does look likely that the big embarrassment to come is exposure, without possibility of obfuscation, of some of Trump’s business deals, including not least his sources of finance, even if it only shows he got Russian money for a development in Russia.

  232. alexander says:
    @Da Wei

    Hey Da Wei,

    Love your comment. Learned a lot.

    My approach, however, has nothing to do with filing “suit” against the Federal Government.
    For our purposes that would be the stupidest thing we could possibly do.( I will give you brownie points if you can figure out WHY)

    No,…..quite the opposite.

    It is bound up in forming a clear “consensus” of the American People .

    I am not talking a couple million people, Da Wei, ……I am talking “EVERYBODY”. (or as you say”every right thinking person in the country”)

    Then articulating that “consensus” into a “referendum”.

    The largest, most universally supported referendum in the Entire History of the United States.

    (I would personally , entitle it “THE WAR FRAUD ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 2020″ ,but that could be decided later)

    we then take that “referendum” to all our representative bodies, including the White House.

    and making it “crystal clear” under the THUNDEROUS and COMBINED VOICE of 328 MILLION American citizens.

    ” WE WANT THIS DONE……RIGHT THE F#CK NOW !”

    Tell me, Da Wei…..What happens next ?

    Are the Oligarchs going to call in the “police”….to do what ?…Tear up our “referendum”? ,,,,Please ?…..As though somehow the “cops” enjoy being DEFRAUDED out of TWENTY TWO TRILLION F#CKING DOLLARS?…You gotta be kidding me !…..If anything ,The cops are going to be leading the charge…with the FBI and the FIRE DEPARTMENT right behind them !

    Who, Da Wei, can say NO ….. to the “will” of the people ?

    As a matter of fact, I would not be surprised, that once it made it to the desk of the oval office, the PRESIDENT would look it over….look up at the delivery guy….and say, in the most unequivocal tone,

    …..”What took you so long ? “

    • Replies: @Da Wei
    , @Miro23
  233. With good “Jethro Tull” aqualung intention, Alexander asked: “Who, Da Wei, can say NO ….. to the “will” of the people?”

    With no holding back, I shall intrude & answer, Alexander.

    Given decades of methodical “Thought Control,” plus effective dumbing-down & demoralization of the population, Zionist Jews can easily drain the vaunted “will” of the Amerikan people into an uninhabitable “swamp” that’s been environmentally promoted to being a wetland.

    Am not happy about the catastrophe, Alexander, but it “is” as it is, and from such a hard Awareness starting-point does cleansing begin.

    Selah, a brainless democracy is an easy thing to waste and reverse mortgage!

    • Replies: @alexander
  234. @Z-man

    …but it becomes a monumental waste of time and effort, which is what ‘they’ want.

    Exactly, which is why I only bother with mocking a few and ignore the bulk. Sometimes their particularly inane comments unintentionally provide excellent teaching moments though for some of the lurkers.

    • Agree: Z-man
  235. @Art

    GOD DAM the GENERALS!

    You mean the corny, “grown-up,” dudes with all the pretty ribbons and trinkets on their yooniforms, that resemble nothing so much as psychedelic, two-legged Christmas trees? :)

    • LOL: Mike P
    • Replies: @Art
  236. @AnonFromTN

    … it must be really hard to live without a functional brain.

    I dunno. Sometimes I suspect it’s better that way. For instance, bureaucracies and hierarchies are full of ‘em and they seem to do pretty well, at least for a time.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  237. alexander says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    Maybe,

    You may be “absolutely” right.

    But……how “sure” are you ?

    How sure are you that the entirety of the American population “doesn’t” know its ass from its elbow ?

    Say a poll were conducted tomorrow, across every “mall” in United States …

    and the questioner asked the average american a few simple questions…going something like this..

    ” Hi ”

    I am conducting a poll, and I wonder if you could answer a few simple questions…

    Reply : “sure”

    If you were LIED INTO WAR… and the war ended up costing you TWENTY TRILLION DOLLARS ..

    Who should pay for it ….the guy who LIED YOU INTO IT…….or YOU ?

    What would the answer be ?

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  238. RobinG says:
    @redmudhooch

    The CIA is the willing tool of a higher level Secret Team, or High Cabal, that usually includes representatives of the CIA and other instrumentalities of the government, leaders of the business and professional world…

    Yes, you succinctly describe the Deep State.

  239. Anonymous[874] • Disclaimer says:

    @alexander

    The majority of the Americans are unfortunately that dumb. The only thing that can save America is a nation wide revolution.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  240. Art says:
    @jacques sheete

    GOD DAM the GENERALS!

    You mean the corny, “grown-up,” dudes with all the pretty ribbons and trinkets on their yooniforms, that resemble nothing so much as psychedelic, two-legged Christmas trees? :)

    Ya — they are so cute – the gingerbread boys! (Hmm – how many of those ribbons celebrate the bombing of our guys and the Vietnamese with agent orange?)

    When the Saudi royals and the generals get together they have a two hour runway fashion-off. (The winner gets to name the next civilian bombing target in Yemen.)

    Think Peace -Art

  241. @jacques sheete

    I often suspect that bureaucrats are not as stupid as they act. I think more often than not they pretend to be dumb to do as little as possible.

  242. @Anonymous

    I disagree. The majority of Americans are not dumb. At least they are no dumber than the populace of any country. Americans are grossly ignorant (pathetic school system does its job), remarkably uninformed, and many of them are brainwashed, being bombarded with blatantly lying propaganda all the time. They retain their street smarts, but never apply reasoning to politics, domestic or international.

    • Agree: Z-man
  243. @alexander

    Alexander had a good idea & suggested polling average Americans by non-emotionally asking the following basic dollar & cent (pocketbook) oriented question:
    “If you were LIED INTO WAR… and the war ended up costing you TWENTY TRILLION DOLLARS ..
    Who should pay for it ….the guy who LIED YOU INTO IT…….or YOU ?
    What would the answer be?”

    Good evening, Alexander! Ok, will take a fractured crack at it.

    I propose that the consensus (snarky) answer among Scranton’s diverse walks-of-life to your question would be:
    “Look here, dude! Thanks to our ‘pass-the-buck’ Senate and House of Representatives, Americans have not kicked-in to pay for a fucking war since Eisenhower’s Korean one! So please come back with your question when a necessary & moral war gets started, and the tab must be immediately paid, C.O.D.?”

    Thanks, Alexander.

  244. Miro23 says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    Sheldon and Miriam Adelson were among the the major donors to Republican candidates who watched the midterm election returns with President Donald Trump at the White House.

    Other Jewish donors who joined Trump on Tuesday night in the East Room were billionaire investor Steve Schwarzman, co-founder and CEO of the Blackstone Group; investor Michael Milken; and Dan Gilbert, majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Bloomberg News reported.

    The first rule is that business interests shouldn’t be anywhere near the White House – and that includes Donald Trump. Americans don’t get this at all, and have a very poor understanding of real Democracy.

  245. Have no idea from whence such “rule” came from, but nonetheless, Miro23 suggested: “The first rule is that business interests shouldn’t be anywhere near the White House…”

    Broken Scranton greetings, Miro23!

    Regarding your idealistic words (above), I am glad you responded, and as civilized followup, I will add something else for especially “Exceptionally” inattentive ‘Merkins to consider. No, no…, not you, Miro!

    So can we agree that it’s recorded how an angry Christ bounced Moneychanger (businessmen) out of the Temple? Okay? And although it took over 2,000 years to accomplish the Grand Coup, Zionist Jews took Vengeance, and billionaire Moneychangers gained easy access & took to permanent lodging in the Trump White House.

    Thanks, Miro23! One more thing? In contrast to the Clinton presidency fund-raising schemes, the Adelson couple likely sleeps for “free” in the Lincoln bedroom.

  246. For early auld lang syne, am remembering when “The Fat Cat Club” allied with President Clinton & went to war against America. Refer to the Public Integrity report (below) that named Lincoln bedroom sleepover “names” and their ongoing generosity to HRC’s ambitions?

    https://www.publicintegrity.org/2015/10/26/18668/clinton-white-house-sleepover-guests-still-writing-checks

    It’s not yet Veterans Day, but, uh…, thank you for your service, former-Commander-in-Chief Clinton & puppet master, Veteran, Sheldon Adelson!

    • Replies: @RobinG
  247. Rurik says:
    @AnonFromTN

    In my book sovereignty first and foremost means earning your keep and paying your bills.

    EU subsidies (Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania) is an illusion. If their populace believes in “sovereignty” for other people’ money, they are morons deserving no respect whatsoever. Anyone with half a brain knows that free cheese is only in a mousetrap.

    What about Russia under Yeltsin and the ((oligarchs))?

    Did the Russian people lack brains during those days?

    Was it the Russian people’s fault that their nation was hijacked and used as a drooling Soviet beast on the world’s stage, to bludgeon and terrorize, murder and enslave any and all who opposed the Fiend’s nefarious power in the last century – (just as my nation is being used today?)

    I like your analogy with the mousetrap, but how does that truism resonate vis-à-vis Russians, ((under the thrall of the Fiend)), as they imposed commie slavery and genocide on their neighbors (and themselves) for generations – because with communism, ‘we can kill all the hated and envied productive people, and we all get free stuff!’.

    You mention brains, but from what I’ve glimmered, it was Soviets who did all they could to cut the head off their victims, and debase the gene pool by liquidating the very best and brightest from their victim’s myriad nations.

    When they put bullet holes in those tens of thousands of officers and professors and poets and religious leaders, royalty, doctors, lawyers, engineers and writers, etc.. at Katyn, they were doing more than just preventing a viable army from ever opposing them. They were also “killing the best of the Gentiles”. By slaughtering off thousand upon thousands of the best of the Polish intelligentsia, land owners and businessmen, they were dooming Poland to a future of mediocrity.

    What, if not “kill the best of the Gentiles”, was the Holodomor all about?

    These were the most able of all of Ukraine, and the (((Soviet leadership)), with the assistance of Russian goons, genocided these intelligent and hard working people for all eternity. By the tens of millions. In the most cruel way imaginable.

    And whereas the method being sadistically, incomprehensibly cruel, temporarily sated the envy of the fiends who perpetrated it, the larger design was to permanently, for all perpetuity, lower the intellectual (and every other) wherewithal of the Ukrainian people for all time.

    God only knows what horrors were also perpetrated in the Baltic states and others. But the modus operandi of these fiends is always to destroy a rival ethno-group from ever being a regional competitor. And what better way to do than then by slaughtering off all the men and women who poses hardy genes, with intelligence and ability?

    ‘The best of Gentiles – kill him; ‘

    So now that the Soviets for generations have accomplished their grim task, it seems a little less satisfying to berate the Poles or Ukrainians for a lack of intellectual fervor, when it was specifically intelligence that the Soviets targeted for removal from the gene pool.

    Germany itself must have lost several IQ points following those evil wars with all those orcs running in there. The Fiend must have been beyond ecstatic.

    Take a stroll though a retail outlet some day or just turn on the TV, and reflect on the kind of country the ZUSA would be if a few million of the beleaguered ‘best and brightest’ Gentiles were liquidated wholesale. Already the intellectual tenor of this place is like a Black Friday fest at Walmart, with the universities and government schools doing all they can to kill off minds and thought.

    How well would we fare if Chuck Schumer and Jerry Nadler could designate camps for millions of ‘crime-thinkers’, where they’d never be heard from again?

    Russian people suffered no less than others.

    the best of them did.

    The worst of them were collaborators with the ((Soviets)), just like today in the ZUSA, with guys like Michael Moore and Paul Ryan insidiously agitating against the best of America’s dwindling stock, or behalf of their (((masters))), with the intention of lowering the collective intelligence and wherewithal of the ‘best of the Gentiles.

    How little things change, eh?

    kept stealing and destroying in Ukraine. How much respect does the populace that allowed that deserve?

    I don’t blame the average Ukrainian for this. Just look at who’s over there running things.

    John McCain’s stooges, and scum like (((Kolomoyskyi)), For the average Ukrainian, they’re struggling to get by, as international criminals and thieves loot their country and use them as cannon fodder.

    “peace and reconciliation” goes, let me just say that it takes two to tango.

    Start with the memorials to the Red Army rapists.

    They have to go!

    They’re an abomination and a terrible provocation.

    http://theconversation.com/soviet-war-memorials-in-eastern-europe-continue-to-strain-relations-with-russia-101687

    With that single act, repudiating the horrors of the Red Army Rapists, Putin could emasculate the Fiend and bring rapprochement and reconciliation and peace between Eastern Europe and Russia.

    The reason the Fiend chose the idiotic Ukro orcs in Ukraine as their stooges- to poke a stick into Putin- is because ((they)) know those lingering hatreds are very real. So just like they used the Germans of Danzig, so too their now using the fault lines over the war and atrocities and Soviet horrors in Ukraine and Russia to foist their conflict.

    ‘Let’s you and him fight’ – is ((their)) eternal battle cry.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
    , @JLK
  248. Rurik says:
    @jacques sheete

    They simply imposed a different kind of horror show on those nations than what the Nazis would have imposed.

    In fact, to many people, the Nazis were seen as liberators from Commie terror of long duration.

    Yes, but I also suspect they were often seen as arrogant, imperious and haughty.

    Many Eastern European and Russian men donned the hated Germany uniform to fight and kill commies, (I know I would have ; ), but they still resented the Germans being in their nations also, and just wanted to kill the commies and then see the German’s leave.

    I suspect it was something akin to what we see today, with Obama/Hillary supporters wanting the productive classes enslaved to give them all free stuff. And the Deplorables just wanting to be left alone.

    We Deplorables have to suffer some of Trump’s less endearing qualities, (ongoing wars and atrocities, starvation in Yemen, ect..) because he’s a much lesser evil than the alternative; (enslavement and genocide at home and war with Russia abroad)

    The truth is that if there had been no Bolshies or International Commies, and their banker buddies there would have never been any Nazis

    An absolute truism.

    The Nazis were the German resistance to complete ((Soviet)) slavery and genocide.

    They saw what was done in Ukraine to the productive class, and knew exactly what the Fiend had in mind for them too. Especially them. The Fiend hated (and hates!) productive and intelligent and tall, blond, capable Germans more than any other.

    When it comes to killing the ‘best of the Gentiles’, ((they all)) gush at the idea of turning Germany into a mixed Muslim and African nation.

    BTW, sure got a chuckle from your “Christmas tree’ comment above. :)

    • Replies: @EugeneGur
  249. @Rurik

    Russians were tricked into accepting Yeltsin’s regime, and the fact that they allowed themselves to be tricked does not reflect well on their mental capabilities. However, they figured out pretty quickly that they were duped: as early as 1993 there was an uprising in Moscow, which was brutally suppressed by the regime. Yeltsin’s actions in 1993 amounted to an unconstitutional coup by the impeached president (with “democratic” countries applauding).

    The stories of so-called genocide against non-Russians during Soviet times, including the story of Holodomor and mass rapes by the Red Army in Germany in 1945 are about as truthful as the story of the Iraq WMDs. BTW, all of these stories come from exactly the same sources.

    Soviet regime committed many crimes, but those crimes were exaggerated manifold by the same sources that assured us that Saddam had WMDs and keep telling us how great a threat is NK or Iran. Using your terminology, these stories tell you more about the Fiend than about alleged subject matter. However, you appear to have swallowed Fiend propaganda line, hook, and sinker, so why aren’t you happy about the Fiend ruling you?

    • Replies: @JLK
    , @Rurik
  250. JLK says:
    @Rurik

    What, if not “kill the best of the Gentiles”, was the Holodomor all about?

    The NKVD was about 40% Jewish around the time of the Holodomor. Not a majority but a strong plurality because the rest were a hodgepodge of Russians, Georgians, Tatars and other groups.

    There were a number of small pogroms in the Ukraine in 1919 during the Civil War, and of course several others in the preceding century.

    Was the Holodomor the revenge of the Jews? The Russians here might have a better answer, but there is circumstantial evidence that it played a part.

    Jewish representation in the NKVD appears to have fallen to about 5% during the Great Purge of the ’30s. What was the stated reason for this in the show trials? Very hard to find this on the Internet.

    When they put bullet holes in those tens of thousands of officers and professors and poets and religious leaders, royalty, doctors, lawyers, engineers and writers, etc.. at Katyn, they were doing more than just preventing a viable army from ever opposing them. They were also “killing the best of the Gentiles”. By slaughtering off thousand upon thousands of the best of the Polish intelligentsia, land owners and businessmen, they were dooming Poland to a future of mediocrity.

    A little bit different here. There were Jews on both sides, and the Jewish proportion in the NKVD was much lower by the time of Katyn.

    This appears to have been a Stalin job.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
    , @Rurik
  251. @JLK

    There were a number of small pogroms in the Ukraine in 1919 during the Civil War

    Here is a piece of info on those “small” pogroms:
    The Schwartzbard trial was a sensational 1927 French murder trial in which Sholom Schwartzbard was accused of murdering the Ukrainian immigrant and head of the Ukrainian government-in-exile Symon Petliura. While the defendant fully admitted to killing Petlura, in the end the trial turned on accusations of Petlura’s responsibility for the massive 1919–1920 pogroms in Ukraine during which Schwartzbard had lost all 15 members of his family. Schwartzbard was acquitted.

    I am not saying that the crimes of Petliura’s regime justify crimes of NKVD, but the jigsaw puzzle cannot be complete with some pieces missing.

  252. JLK says:
    @AnonFromTN

    The stories of so-called genocide against non-Russians during Soviet times, including the story of Holodomor and mass rapes by the Red Army in Germany in 1945 are about as truthful as the story of the Iraq WMDs. BTW, all of these stories come from exactly the same sources.

    There is evidence that Goebbels was exaggerating the Red Army rapes in East Prussia to spur on the Wehrmacht. Just like he made hay out of the Morganthau plan. The latter probably caused tens of thousands of additional American and British casualties during the closing months of the war.

    There were plenty of rapes, though, and Soviet propaganda was encouraging them. Not only of German women, a lot of Polish women were raped. They were even raping women released from the concentration camps.

    The Holodomor is another matter. The figures may be in dispute, but a general consenus that it happened.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
    , @EugeneGur
  253. @JLK

    There were plenty of rapes, though, and Soviet propaganda was encouraging them

    Is there any evidence for that? I mean, evidence not spread by the Fiend and its lackeys. As a matter of fact, STDs in Stalin’s Red Army were punishable by death. This does not seem to encourage rapes.

    As to so-called Holodomor, there was hunger at the time, but it was spread all over Southern USSR, including Kuban, Volga area, and even Kazakhstan. BTW, at the same time there was widespread hunger in parts of Ukraine that were in Poland in that period (smarter Ukies studiously avoid mentioning this; the dumbest of them blame Stalin even for that).

  254. A whole new world paradigm is on the horizon. The control freaks and associated barons, who hide inside the executive offices of large banks and international corporations, are loosing their grip on every sort of resource allocation, population control, intellectual property rights, technology, general education, proprietary information and currency itself (crypto). Fiat currency was more or less, the last attempt, last tool, in the fix-it box of our financial and intellectual elite to control the levers of wealth distribution and human creativity. The new reality is not about frictions between political persuasions, religious beliefs, individual countries, war machines or west vs east, that’s all a lot of diversionary nonsense. This is about the scale of change in the broadest sense of the word, it covers the very idea of work (robotics), scientific discovery, emancipation from ignorance via access to world wide web. All this “evolution” in a fraction of the time it took, for example; during the cycle of linear progression within history but now grows logarithmic in terms of every new event that suddenly surfaces.

    Ex-POTUS Obama, that proverbial fly on the walls within big castles, overheard the real scoop, overheard the real concern, when he rebroadcast “polite conversation” within circles he would never be a member of; that should every household in Africa have an air conditioner, the planet would burn up, ditto for most South Americans, rural Chinese, most of India and so on. Mull over the meaning behind, Admiral Arthur Cebrowski’s new map of the worlds haves and have nots. The major point being, that every devise and every agent has been exhausted as to how to exterminate five billion people from our planet. In their cold, slippery castles and tongues, a new deceitful jargon emerges; 350 ppm, climate catastrophe, climate change, global warming, or whatever…in turn, the oligarchs increase their brand of global warming; purposely ginned up mini wars between ethnic, religious or political groups, freely distributed contraception, rigged food scarcities, GMO control and poisoning of crops, deadly insecticides like Roundup, Kepone, have all failed to significantly decrease humanity’s population. The last Pope pinned the entire Machiavellian machinery, into one succinct phrase “death culture”

  255. MarkinLA says:
    @Mike P

    It is discredited just as much for the waste that needs to be safely stored for something like 10,000 years.

    • Replies: @Mike P
  256. Mike P says:
    @MarkinLA

    The waste is a real problem, I agree with that. However, the amount of long-lived trans-Uranium elements varies depending on the reactor technology; the conventional 235-U based light water reactors produce more than some others; the Thorium fuel cycle for example produces much less. It should be possible to solve this problem; it is much more tractable than nuclear fission, which has been 30 years in the future for at least half a century now.

  257. Incitatus says:

    “the United States has become a country addicted to war and one need look no farther than the federal budget, where everything is being cut except military spending, which is set to increase even though there is no country or group of countries in the world that genuinely threaten the U.S.”

    War? Genuine threats? Vestigial thinking. Get with the program:

    The Department of Defense (DoD) Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget is the second full budget request from President Trump’s administration. This budget was formulated around the National Security Strategy (NSS) and National Defense Strategy (NDS) goals to:

    • Protect the American people, the Homeland, and the American way of life,
    Promote American prosperity,
    Preserve peace through strength, and
    Advance American influence

    -‘Overview – FY 2019 Defense Budget: Executive Summary – A Strategy Driven Budget’ [emphasis added]
    https://dod.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/FY2019-Budget-Request-Overview-Book.pdf

    Clausewitz reborn! War is merely the continuation of “prosperity”, “peace” and “influence” by other means!

    Never mind chronic deficit spending and ballooning debt. Obscenely expensive, hopelessly complex weapons. Pointless genocidal conflicts like Yemen. Sabre-rattling worthy of the meanest shakedown.

    “President Donald J. Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill on March 23, 2018 that includes a $160 billion boost in defense spending over two years, reversing years of decline and unpredictable funding.”

    -‘FY 2019 Defense Budget: Restoring and rebuilding America’s military’
    https://dod.defense.gov/News/Special-Reports/0218_Budget/

    “Years of decline”? FY 2016 spent $585,300,000,000. It included $11,600,000,000 for 68 F-35s. Unit cost? $170,588,235 per plane. Wait. F-35s enjoy a 52% operability rate. 48% can’t fly at any one time. QED the cost of one operable F-35 is $328,000,000.

    FY 2016 also spent $1,600,000,000 for 20 V-22 Ospreys (unit cost $80,000,000; 62% operability; $129,032,258 per operable Osprey). 12 KC-46a Tankers at $250,000,000/each. 17 P-8a Poseidons at $200,000,000/each.

    Aircraft that cost $328,000,000, $129,032,258, $250,000,000 and 200,000,000 each? Underfunded?

    Does bankruptcy “advance American influence”?

    Sun Tzu: “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting”.

    Who’s the DoD’s enemy? The American taxpayer?

  258. JamesinNM says:

    Russia will not be tempted into such a conventional war. Threaten Russia significantly and 100,000,000 million Americans, scores of Europeans, Israelis, etc will die. It will not be a video game, but Russia will AF the attackers to hades and let God separate the wheat from the chaff.

  259. @Colin Wright

    Colin Wright- I agree with you. Give them all some nice bucks out of that big defense budget. No fighting thus no gruesome injuries or deaths and less long term vendettas.

  260. @Incitatus

    Incitatus: I am laughing at the money we shell out for just a few planes and other pieces of equipment.
    Do you think this scenario would work? Start the draft and include women and bigenders and trannies in a draft (which is supposed to please the leftist equality crowd) and give no college exemptions which will then cause many millions to march and protest and even riot and maybe this could unify the USA into forcing leaders to not start wars.

    Without a much bigger military I don’t see how the USA could take on Russia, China, and many other countries that would be involved. We can’t even win in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    And win what?

  261. @Incitatus

    InZitatus posted DoD’s, uh, prologue to “budget” news: “Protect the American people, the Homeland, and the American way of life…,”

    Extra-extra, read all about unlimited $$$$$$$$$$$$$$, and below, have some (dated) Real Jew News!

    Who is the high livin’ DoD’s protective sugar daddy, InZit?

    • Replies: @Incitatus
  262. @Wizard of Oz

    Yeah, and see how well that works with certain minorities. Not everyone will spend their free time at the library.

    The big thing at that point will be drugs. The only way the unemployed can make money is to push them. Second is prostitution. Third is fencing.

    Plus, whites won’t be able to get away from other groups through sheer hard work and self-discipline. They will be stuck in the same areas due to shared income.

  263. Rurik says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Russians were tricked into accepting Yeltsin’s regime, and the fact that they allowed themselves to be tricked does not reflect well on their mental capabilities.

    N. Americans have been tricked for over a hundred years at least.

    The stories of so-called genocide against non-Russians during Soviet times, including the story of Holodomor and mass rapes by the Red Army in Germany in 1945 are about as truthful as the story of the Iraq WMDs.

    Wow

    Holodomor and mass rapes by the Red Army in Germany in 1945 are about as truthful as the story of the Iraq WMDs. BTW, all of these stories come from exactly the same sources.

    No, the stories of Soviet genocide and Red Army rapes were inconvenient to the Fiend. And therefor suppressed in the West. Lied about in fact. [See Walter Duranty]

    The Fiend loves genocide and rape, so long as they’re being perpetrated against proud, capable white Christian types, like Russians and Germans.

    Is there any doubt whatsoever, that if the Fiend had its druthers, that there’d be a war between Russia and the (((west))) today, fought in Eastern Europe and Russia? Of course not! It’s drooling over the prospect.

    Is there any doubt whatsoever.. that if the Fiend had its druthers, that every last white Gentile woman and girl of the West would be brutally raped by orcs until there was a 100% certainty that a white, Gentile male would Never Again! occupy the womb of a white woman?

    Of course not. Their whole shtick makes that brutally obvious.

    The Fiend doesn’t change it’s spots, so to speak. It was the Fiend a hundred years ago, thrusting bayonets into Romanov girls in a basement, just as today it’s foisting wars and horrors and hatred wherever it can.

    Soviet regime committed many crimes, but those crimes were exaggerated manifold by the same sources that assured us that Saddam had WMDs

    your understanding of this is inverted 100%

    the crimes and horrors of the ((Soviet regime)) were and always are repressed by our ((media and academia)).

    The Soviet horrors and slavery and genocide were the Fiend’s own handiwork. Why would it denigrate those glorious days?

    so why aren’t you happy about the Fiend ruling you?

    It doesn’t rule me. But it rules many nations and mine among them.

    Every British school girl gang raped by orcs, is a reason to lament the Fiend.

    Every Muslim or Russian or Ukrainian civilian (including even coalition soldiers) killed by contrived wars, is a reason to lament the Fiend.

    Every nation looted to bolster the bottom lines of ((Wall Street banksters)), is a reason to lament the Fiend. It doesn’t matter if it’s “Russian” ((oligarchs)) under Yeltsin, or the ((Wall Street))banksters under Dubya, it’s the same fiend.

    And all you need to do to figure out their nature, and who they were a hundred years ago, foisting wars and horrors, is simply to look at who’s doing it today.

  264. Incitatus says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    “Who is the high livin’ DoD’s protective sugar daddy, InZit?”

    Good question Chuck!

    Let’s see. Major weapons manufacturers? Seven of the world’s top ten are American. Total sales $288,158,000,000 [seven companies, 2015]. USA is the number one [#1] weapons exporter, accounting for 34% of world sales. Largest transfers? KSA (18%/all sales), UAE (7.4%), Australia (6.7%).

    Whoops, sorry. Forgot Jews are all you think about. The scab you like to pick every day. Doesn’t bother me, of course. Continue your ritual. Pick away!

    Military grant to Israel? $3,800,000,000/year. Should be discontinued. It’s a wealthy country, they can pay their own way. Worse, countries that maintain large arsenals tend to use weapons in lieu of diplomacy. Just ask GW Bush, Dick Cheney and Rummy.

    But your question was who benefits from the US DoD budget, our militarization, our aggressive interventionism.

    Gee, Chuck. Wouldn’t most still say our weapons manufacturers? After all, their annual sales (seven companies) are seventy-six [76] times what’s given Israel. Best of all, their sales include what’s given to Israel! What a coincidence!

  265. Rurik says:
    @JLK

    The NKVD was about 40% Jewish around the time of the Holodomor. Not a majority but a strong plurality because the rest were a hodgepodge of Russians, Georgians, Tatars and other groups.

    Didn’t Tartars have a reputation for selling millions of ethic Russians into Muslim slavery awhile back?

    Look at the Ukros. They have a very few Jews running the show in Ukraine, while taking the rest of the nation into ruin. ‘Such a deal!

    You don’t have to have a lot of them out in the open, just enough to make sure things go their way.

    Look at the Obama or Clinton or Dubya Bush regimes, doing all they could to destroy America, while simultaneously bolstering Israel with their every crime. And all putatively run by Gentiles.

    Macron was recently demanding that Europe and Western civilization commit suicide, and invite in as many orcs as are necessary to impregnate (willingly or otherwise) every ethnic French girl living in France. And he’s a Gentile, but his words are that of the Fiend.

    Was the Holodomor the revenge of the Jews?

    I do not believe it’s possible for white Gentiles to hate that much.

    The Holodomor was so egregious in its gratuitous cruelty, that yes, I say that has Jewish supremacist written all over it.

    Stalin probably would have been happy to simply machine gun the entire lot of them. But Kaganovich and co. wanted to see them suffer excruciatingly. Watching their children waste away before their parent’s eyes.

    This must have been pure, ecstatic heaven for those Jewish supremacists. Like the ones today in Israel, humiliating and tormenting and torturing even women and children for sport.

    ’500,000 children dying for lack of clean water and medicine’ is I suspect not only “worth it”, but puts a demon’s smile on their faces as they muse themselves to sleep at the thought of it.

    Sort of like Eisenhower’s death camps for German teenage boys.

    I don’t think Gen. Patton was amused. But for Eisenhower, it was Jewish supremacist revenge.

    There is a capacity for cruelty there that I find viscerally chilling. Almost inhuman.

    If you hate an enemy and want him defeated and crushed; OK fine. Kill him and be done with it.

    But the sadistic pleasure of deliberate cruelty of the J. supremacist, is singularly otherworldly. Nether-worldly in fact, from where I sit.

    It’s something I can’t comprehend, and don’t want to.

    A little bit different here. There were Jews on both sides, and the Jewish proportion in the NKVD was much lower by the time of Katyn

    .
    There were a few Jews murdered at Katyn, but these were simply Jews who were loyal to Poland. Jewish officers in the military, etc…

    And yes, this was all authorized by Stalin, but the motivating principle behind it all – (genocide of the ‘best of the Gentiles’, enslave the rest) – was orchestrated and funded in the ((banking houses of London and NYC)).

    The exact same one foisting the Eternal Wars (to benefit Israel) today.

    How little things change, and often because those of us looking at what was done yesterday – are so often lied to or corrupted by shekels into silence. But it was the Bolshevik, perfidious Albion (of the Boer war fame) Fiend in WWI, the same Fiend in WWII, just as it’s the very same international finance Jewish supremacist fiend today, with his London pedophiles and Macron lickspittles doing his bidding.

    Nothing new under the sun.

  266. @Incitatus

    Hey InZitatus!

    Posit if Sun Tsu was among the sad ass American-Israeli Empire today, he might have observed, “The supreme art of The Empire war against its own subjects is to trick them into unnecessary & immoral fighting & persuading the dupes that all incurred costs shall be ‘covered’ until the inevitable economic crash happens.”

    Fyi, to all commenters left here at P.G.’s article, below is InZitatus’s informative report. Unfortunately, he hesitates to discuss the DoD “Sugar Daddy” which enables such transparent scheme to “fly” with guaranteed military efficiency gauged at “52% operability rate.”

    “Years of decline”? FY 2016 spent $585,300,000,000. It included $11,600,000,000 for 68 F-35s. Unit cost? $170,588,235 per plane. Wait. F-35s enjoy a 52% operability rate. 48% can’t fly at any one time. QED the cost of one operable F-35 is $328,000,000.”

    Uh, what’s up, InZi?

    • Replies: @Incitatus
  267. RobinG says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    Would that be the Wall Street Fat Cat Club? It’s $$$ makes the world go, and if we can’t devise a way to get off the War Economy …. crying “Peace” is useless while War = Jobs.

    Economics is dry, but this panel is not. Especially tough on Bill Clinton, they don’t spare Obama or Trump. With an audience of insiders for debate and great questions. I highly recommend.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGCTLV0bb6M&feature=youtu.be

    On the 10th Anniversary of the failure of Lehman Bros., lessons learned
    Speakers:
    Nomi Prins—A renowned journalist, former Wall Street executive, author and speaker. Previous to her career in journalism, Ms. Prins was a managing director at Goldman Sachs, ran the international analytics group as a senior managing director at Bear Stearns in London, and was a strategist at Lehman Brothers. Author of numerous books on banking and financial history, her latest book is “Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World”. Ms. Prins is a regular columnist and her commentaries have appeared in all media, including CNN, CNBC, BBC, MSNBC, New York Times, Forbes, London Guardian, etc.

    Robert Kuttner—The cofounder and coeditor of The American Prospect. He is a featured columnist for Huffington Post and former columnist for Business Week and the Boston Globe. He holds the Ida and Meyer Kirstein Chair at Brandeis University. He is a speaker in demand across the nation addressing civic, political, labor and academic groups. His latest book, “Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism” was published in April, 2018.

    Marcus Stanley—Is the Policy Director of Americans for Financial Reform (AFR)a coalition of more than 250 national, state, and local groups who advocate for reform of the financial sector. Dr. Stanley has a Phd. In public policy from Harvard University, and previously worked as an advisor to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Ca), as a Senior Economist at the U.S. Joint Economic Committee, and as assistant Professor of Economics at Case Western Reserve University.

    Arthur Wilmarth—Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School. He is the author of more than forty law review articles and book chapters in the fields of banking law and Constitutional history. Co-editor of a book on the 2008 financial crisis. Testifies before Congress and is regularly quoted in the press. He was a consultant to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, created by Congress to investigate the 2008 crisis.

    Bart Naylor—is the Financial Policy Advocate for Public Citizen. He is an expert on corporate governance, financial markets and shareholder rights. He has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and many others. Previously he was Director of the Office of Corporate Affairs for the Teamsters Union and Chief of Investigations for the U.S. Senate Banking Committee.

  268. RobinG wrote: “Would that be the Wall Street Fat Cat Club? It’s $$$ makes the world go, and if we can’t devise a way to get off the War Economy …. crying “Peace” is useless while War = Jobs.”

    Oh yeah, thank you, RobinG!

    And lest I forget how Israel claims American annual billion dollar contributions to Israel is good for the Sheeple because armaments must be made in ZUS and such arrangement is a job creator. (Zigh)

    Am awaiting InZit’s articulate response from on Low.

  269. EugeneGur says:
    @Rurik

    Many Eastern European and Russian men donned the hated Germany uniform to fight and kill commies, (I know I would have ; )

    Then you would’ve been been a traitor and hanged by the balls on the closest available tree, as those men were, by the “grateful” locals.

    We Deplorables have to suffer some of Trump’s less endearing qualities, (ongoing wars and atrocities, starvation in Yemen, ect..)

    You do not suffer starvation – Yemen does.

    The Nazis were the German resistance to complete ((Soviet)) slavery and genocide.

    So, the Germans decided to practice some slavery and genocide of their own? For your “productive and intelligent and tall, blond” Germans were very capable killers, and they never even bothered to pretend that their intent was anything but genocide and slavery.

    You know, reading that – how do I put it politely? – historic “revelations” of yours, I cannot help feeling that the name Deplorable fits you rather well.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  270. EugeneGur says:
    @JLK

    There were plenty of rapes, though, and Soviet propaganda was encouraging them.

    This is a complete and utter BS. I do not doubt that there were rapes – every army in the world commits them, and the Red Army was, likely, no exception. To believe otherwise would mean believing that our army consisted of angels but angels are in short supply. There is no compelling reason to believe they occurred on mass scale.

    But to say that the Soviet propaganda encouraged rapes means no understanding whatsoever of the way the Soviet state functioned, of the Soviet ideology or the Soviet mentality. It is utterly and completely impossible. It’s even laughable, for Soviet propaganda would’ve never mention anything at all related to sex, let alone such an indecent subject as rape.

    It is also impossible for the Soviet state to sanction rapes as often claimed. On the contrary, there is documented evidence that even consensual encounters were frowned upon and punished. There were plenty of opportunities for a consensual sex, though, for many German women were available for food – Germany was starving, you see, but the Soviet Army at that time was pretty well supplied with food.

    • Replies: @JLK
  271. On September 10, 2001, Secretary of Defense announced publicly the Pentagon’s inability to track missing TRILLIONS of dollars, but nonetheless, such financial glitch (little detail?) did not stop the pre-planned US “revengeful” attack upon the Afghanistan Taliban, before Halloween 2001. Boo!

    Most here at U.R. know about Rumsfeld’s weird announcement, but for those in-the-dark, a video clip is linked, below.

    Where was InZitatus’s “bang for the bucks” style scrutiny when Rumsfeld most needed such? (zzZigh)

  272. Rurik says:
    @EugeneGur

    Many Eastern European and Russian men donned the hated Germany uniform to fight and kill commies, (I know I would have ; )

    Then you would’ve been been a traitor and hanged by the balls on the closest available tree, as those men were, by the “grateful” locals.

    Grateful locals?

    You mean the ones who weren’t slowly starved to death by the millions? Or Gulaged’ or worked to death in slave camps.

    I suppose you think the typical Ukrainian peasant whose family was cruelly murdered should have thanked the commie goons who murdered them. I’d have gutted the commie scum like a fish, under any uniform or none.

    Even naked I’d have carved a path of slaughter and death though the commie hoards that would have made Hitler look like a girl scout.

    You do not suffer starvation – Yemen does.

    Duh shithead. All I said is I don’t approve. I guess that means I’m starving the children personally, huh?

    What an asshole.

    Germans were very capable killers, .

    Not capable enough, as history now shows.

    and they never even bothered to pretend that their intent was anything but genocide and slavery.

    Genocide and slavery eh?

    The ultimate calling cards of the murderous commie goons. Hundreds of millions slaughtered by their own commie governments in the last century, and some rotten sack of shit has the pus nads to attempt a resurrection of their reputation. How charming.

    EugeneGur:

    Everybody works for the common good; everybody receive equal opportunity with the full support of the society. That’s what Communism is, in short. I find it to be a noble idea.

    here’s a clue assshole.

    Being forced by violence to work for the benefit of others’ – is the very definition of slavery.

    You can obfuscate and dissemble all you want, saying that harnessing the ability of the intelligent and capable in order to lavish the fruits of their labor and minds on the hoards of the stupid and lazy, is a “noble thing”, but I’d just as soon put a bullet into any man or women anywhere who would tell me the fruits of my labor don’t belong to me, but to them, (EugeneGur / Mao / Stalin / Pol Pot, etc..) to decide how to distribute it in a more “fair” way.

    Umm.. no. The efforts of my labor are mine. And only mine. And I’ll decide how they’ll be distributed, and anyone who says otherwise better have an army, and even then they’re impotent, because I’m no one’s slave. No matter the pretty rhetoric about ‘equality’.

    I only wish America would have fought on Germany’s side in that evil war. The world would be a much better place today. And you’re proof of that.

  273. JLK says:
    @EugeneGur

    Дом не жжен, но трепан, граблен. Чей-то стон стеной ослаблен : Мать – не на смерть. На матрасе, Рота, взвод ли побывал – Дочь-девчонка наповал. Сведено к словам простым : НЕ ЗАБУДЕМ ! НЕ ПРОСТИМ ! КРОВЬ ЗА КРОВЬ и зуб за зуб ! — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Prussian Nights [5]

    • Replies: @EugeneGur
  274. Incitatus says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    “[Incitatus] hesitates to discuss the DoD “Sugar Daddy”

    Moi? Not at all. Kindly read #269.

    New examples FY 2018 + FY 2019 DoD budget:

    • Ballistic Missile Defense: $9.9 b + $9.9 b = $19.8 billion;
    • CH-53k King Stallion Helicopter: 4 @$275 m + 8 @ $200 m = $2.8 billion;
    • MQ-4 Triton Unmanned Arial Vehicle: 3 @$300 m + 3 @$300 m = $1.8 billion;
    • Virginia Class Submarine: 2 @$2.75 b + 2 @$3.75 b = $12.9 billion;
    • Arleigh Burke Destroyer: 2 @$2 b + 3 @$2 b = $10 billion;
    • Littoral Combat Ship: 2 @$850 m + 1 @$1.3 b = $3 billion;

    Total [items above only] = $50,300,000,000.

    Carriers are expensive. The Navy’s latest [USS Gerald R. Ford] was estimated at $12.8 billion in 2013 (22% over budget) plus $4.7 billion in R&D. $17,500,000,000? Massive ship, massive cost? FY 2018 includes $4,600,000,000, FY 2019 another $1,800,000,000. Wonder what the true cost is.

    The most expensive plane? Hard to say. Perhaps the Northrup Grumman B-2 Spirit Bomber program. $44,750,000,000 for twenty-one [21] bombers. Unit cost? $2,130,952,381 for one plane.

    You asked who’s the DoD’s beneficiary? US weapons manufacturers (ranked #1 in the world). $288+ billion in sales [seven companies 2015]. Seventy-six [76] times what’s given Israel [$3.8 billion]. Which – guess what – also benefits them.

    One reason for giving Israel American arms? They won’t develop and manufacture weapons that compete with ours.

    Israel should pay its own way. But it’s doubtful that will change our bad habits. Insatiable appetite for spending, debt, weapons, militarization, aggressive interventionism. Just a thought.

  275. Da Wei says:
    @alexander

    alexander,

    I suggest this rule of thumb. Trust no one in epaulets, unless you’re watching Music Man.

  276. JLK says:

    One reason for giving Israel American arms? They won’t develop and manufacture weapons that compete with ours.

    Israel doesn’t much much of an industrial base. Not even enough to develop and maintain nuclear weapons. They obviously received a lot of help in that regard.

  277. Da Wei says:
    @alexander

    alexander, the great idea you have takes optimism and courage to conceive. Congratulations. I hope you are right, though I suspect you are not.

    You envision “a clear ‘consensus’ of the American people” and nothing less would suffice to steamroll the problem perpetuating turds with a referendum that metamorphoses into law.

    “THE WAR FRAUD ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 2020″ sounds like a fine title for starters.

    Now, what would it take to Spartacus this thing into being? First, I suggest, know the enemy.

    They hide, so we infer their methods by the evil they inspire. They lie, cheat and steal; they deride what is honorable, parade and smirk to intimidate and eschew all humility. And these are just their figureheads. The puppet masters are the ones who own the FED, buy our Congress, manipulate our schools and MSM, poison us with medications and unnatural food and maybe the biggest of them are even hiding behind these people. They are shape changing sneaky SOBs, so their operations must be shut down, even though we know they will re-emerge elsewhere in different form.

    Next, we must know ourselves, and this part is considerably easier. We are the ones who have submitted to the events and institutions listed above. Further, we the people are the ones who have accepted the Warren Commission Report, the 911 Commission Report and countless other examples of pure bullshit heaped on us by our “leaders.” We are the ones who pay to see propaganda films about false flag events like the Boston Marathon bombing. We used to eat the breakfast of champions, Wheaties, until Bruce Jenner slithered off the box to go become a girl. Now we tolerate transgender public restrooms. We ride golf carts up and down the aisles at Wal-Mart to buy shit that makes you fatter with free “money” from the government. Who the hell are we, the people, anyway? Maybe you can envision this mass of insouciant humanity riled up with a “will” to confront the crooks, and if you can I hope you are right and I am wrong.

    alexander, you ask, “Are the Oligarchs going to call in the “police”….to do what ?…Tear up our “referendum”? ”

    Well, yes, I think they would do pretty much just that. I think the police are sufficiently militarized now that they would round us up and put us in FEMA camps without much dissent among the ranks. We’ve seen how police stood down while hundreds of Antifa punks beat us in places like Sacramento’s Capitol Park, where a few white people had a legal right to demonste. We’ve seen how they stood down in Charleston, how nonchalantly they’ve watched statues of historical heroes demolished. Yes, I think the police would pretty much do as they were told, regardless of having been “DEFRAUDED out of TWENTY TWO TRILLION F#CKING DOLLARS?…”

    That money is an abstraction, as all our fiat currency is an abstraction. Our money no longer has a connection with gold or anything tangible, it’s just a computer synapse. How many of us really give a hoot about our national debt, insanely high as it is? We are desensitized and beaten down and while it’s our own damn fault, it still is the situation.

    Spartacus led slaves who were warriors hungry for freedom (well, and the stuff they were stealing). He didn’t heard milk cows. As I said, I hope you are right and I am wrong. I just don’t see a lot of virility and intelligence out there and that’s what it would take, balls and brains.

    • Replies: @alexander
    , @alexander
  278. @Incitatus

    One reason for giving Israel American arms? They won’t develop and manufacture weapons that compete with ours.

    Touche, no wonder Netanyahu is blaring at the top of his lungs, that Israel cannot outsource her security.

    Poor Hussein Obama had to endure all those security lectures from Netanyahu, “if you give us massive handouts every year, we promise not to develop and manufacture weapons that compete with yours”.

    Just massive handouts every year is enough for us for Israel’s security, do you understand Hussein. Duh, Hussein how many times I need to tell you.

    • Replies: @Incitatus
  279. Da Wei says:
    @jacques sheete

    Thank you, jacques sheete.

    I greatly admire Lysander Spooner, a man who applied contract theory to the Constitution and found nothing bargained for in exchange, no meeting of the minds, hence, no deal at all. Something laid on you can’t be a contract.

    As a boy in school, I always disagreed with my classroom teachers over the War Between the States. The southern states should have been free to leave the agreement, which originally installed the Federal government as their agent. Their demise resulted from their agent becoming their master, turning on them like a rabid dog. Again, a breach of law. Mr. Spooner would agree, I think.

    • Agree: bluedog, Rurik
  280. @Incitatus

    InZitatus misled, and said I asked: “You (Chuck Orloski) asked who’s the DoD’s beneficiary?”

    Above, your cunning deployment of the word “beneficiary,” a shoddy try, InZit!
    (zzZigh). I inquired “who is the DoD’s “Sugar Daddy”?

    Offspring of the basterd Federal Reserve system, the DoD’s present “Sugar Daddy” is the same one (2008) who created the Wall Street/Big Bank bailout money — out of thin air-debt –and foisted the payback obligation upon generations of ‘Merkins to come, and bragged how ZUSA’s economy was “saved.”

    Lastly, the too-narrow-to-succeed dodge-artist, InZitatus, opined: “Israel should pay its own way. But it’s doubtful that will change our bad habits.”

    Above, re; the deployment of term “our bad habits,” you are such an articulate phoney, InZit! Ha-ha! You & Sam The Sham Shama, a reunion. Israel paying it’s own way! Why dey be dat dumb? Ha-ha!

    Do yourself a favor, InZit?

    Peruse Phil Giraldi’s new U.R. article? In ten minutes or so, there you shall learn it’s really Jew billionaire & coordinated. awesome political Lobby-arm’s imposition of predominant Zionist “bad habits” that are impossible to break (via stilted “democratic” election) the trajectory of the evil American-Israeli Empire’s rush to “US Homeland” ruin.

    • Replies: @Incitatus
  281. EugeneGur says:
    @JLK

    Solzhenitsyn lied a lot, so I’d take his words with a grain of salt. Can’t say nothing like that ever happened, though – very possibly it did. After all, an eye for an eye is an ancient principle, and it isn’t difficult to imagine that our soldiers would’ve been wild for revenge after everything they and the country have been through. This is not to be taken to mean I condone such behavior, for I do not, even toward ruthless cruel enemy.

    But I haven’t seen any indications, and no one has produced any proof, that these acts were officially sanctioned, let alone encouraged. Based on everything I know about how the Soviet system functioned and the facts, I consider this all but impossible. That is all.

    • Replies: @Robjil
    , @JLK
  282. Robjil says:
    @EugeneGur

    “The 200 years together” book by Solzhenitsyn is much more controversial for what he writes about the time before the revolution. He shows how the Shetls really worked. This is main reason the book has been censored like no book in history. Every one knows that a lot of Judaic people were involved in the Bolshevik Revolution, so that is not new. It is the 100 or so years of Judaic history in the Pale before the Revolution that is so “controversial”. They weren’t “victims” during those times at all.

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    , @EugeneGur
  283. JLK says:
    @Robjil

    He also discussed widespread evacuations of Jews deeper into the Soviet Union as the Wehrmacht advanced, which could affect the total casualty figures.

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  284. Robjil says:
    @JLK

    Yes, that is true. I forgot that part. That is another big reason for the censorship of the book. He mentions the widespread evacuations of East Europeans Jews before/during WWII to all parts of the Soviet Union which greatly lessens the big H’s possible numbers. He also mentions the evacuations of Jews from Shetls in the Pale during World War I by the Russians. The Russians did this because they feared that the Jews would be pro-German and help the Germans in the war. These evacuations scattered the Jews to all areas of Russia. Solzhenitsyn notes that it created the possibility for Jews to dominate the Bolshevik Revolution all over Russia. These two huge evacuations of Jews mentioned in his book, one, during the WWI by the Russians and the other one, before/during WWII by the Soviet Union messes up the numbers of Jews in Eastern Europe for the big H. Solzhenitsyn never denies or questions the numbers of the big H in this book, perhaps he does not want to go into Santa Claus territory. The Big H is the Santa Claus for adults in our time, so he does not dare to dig in that ground. He left it as the west/Soviet Union says it happened in the book.

  285. Miro23 says:
    @alexander

    Who, Da Wei, can say NO ….. to the “will” of the people ?

    The Zioglob and the Deep State can, and they do it all the time. The “Will of the people” was expressed in the election of Donald Trump, but the swamp is still there and deeper than ever.

    The situation will only change when the 0,1% feel the same level of fear that they induce. In fact when they lose control, and there are a range of ways that that could happen.

    • Replies: @alexander
  286. Incitatus says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    “I inquired “who is the DoD’s “Sugar Daddy”? Offspring of the basterd Federal Reserve system, the DoD’s present “Sugar Daddy” is the same one (2008) who created the Wall Street/Big Bank bailout money…”

    Your question makes little sense, Chuck. What are you trying to say? Get your conspiracies mixed up?

    PG’s article is “Fighting Russia, China and al-Qaeda simultaneously requires more money”. It’s logical to examine defense spending and ask who benefits. Especially if it lethally disfigures national ethos with excessive debt, militarization and aggressive interventionism. The DoD budget is the mainstay of American weapons manufacturers, biggest in the world. They benefit, first and foremost. Sorry.

    “DoD’s ‘Sugar Daddy’”? American citizens, including future generations, fund the DoD. The same citizens face reductions in social program spending – largely due to the increasing DoD budget. Victims twice-over.

    “Offspring of the basterd Federal Reserve system…[creators of] the Wall Street/Big Bank bailout money”?

    Gee. Going out on a limb here, just guessing Chuck. Do you mean ‘Israel and the Jews, Jews, Jews’? Is that the rant you want to hear, spittle running down your chin?

    Doesn’t bother me, of course. But kicking your favorite scapegoat won’t solve the problem. Look at the numbers. Northrup Grumman B-2 Spirit Bomber program: $44,750,000,000 for twenty-one [21] bombers ($2,130,952,381/plane). One weapons program cost more than a dozen years of aid to Israel. CEO of Northrup Grumman? Wes Bush. Doesn’t sound Hebrew.

    DoD FY 2018-19 funding? $1,300,000,000,000. Three hundred forty-two [342] times annual aid to Israel. Which, ironically, also benefits our weapons manufacturers.

    “InZitatus misled…cunning …shoddy…InZit…too-narrow-to-succeed dodge-artist…articulate phoney…dey be dat dumb? Ha-ha!…Do yourself a favor, InZit…evil American-Israeli Empire”

    Wow! Top form, Chuck! Does incoherent babbling make you feel better?

    Seems your favorite ritual.

    The cleansing rite of moral leprosy?

  287. Incitatus says:
    @Garreth Smith

    “Obama had to endure all those security lectures from Netanyahu”

    Netanyahu is as tedious as a corrupt, condescending evangelist always asking for money. Empress Sarah appears even less agreeable. A match made in…?

    “if you give us massive handouts every year, we promise not to develop and manufacture weapons that compete with yours”

    The Lavi fighter is a good example:

    “In 1980 the Government of Israel decided to use the experience IAI had accumulated to develop and manufacture a modern fighter plane to be the mainstay of the Israel Air Force…called the IAI Lavi,…a superior attack aircraft with advanced weapons systems. It had its rollout in July 1986 and successful maiden flight in December 1986…continuous revisions led to the incorporation of more advanced technologies…to produce an ambitious aircraft in the class of the American General Dynamics F-16.”

    “The IAF was estimated to have a requirement for 300 aircraft, 60 of which were expected to be combat-capable two-seat trainers…Perhaps optimistically, IAI had projected export sales of the Lavi to be as many as 407 units to customers including South Africa, Chile, Taiwan, and Argentina…”

    “On 30 August 1987, Israel’s cabinet conducted a decisive vote on whether to continue the development of the Lavi; this development was influenced by considerable lobbying by the U.S., who made several compensatory proposals in exchange for the cancellation…The Cabinet rejected the continuation at a margin of 12–11…Shortly afterwards, Israel approved the purchase of 90 F-16Cs from the United States, which acted as an effective replacement to the Lavi…

    [emphasis added]

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

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

    US aid to Israel in 1987 was $3,040,200,000. Win-win for Israel and US Weapons Manufacturers. Lose-lose for American taxpayers.

    Israel’s non-compete arrangement is selective. It ranked #10 as a world weapons exporter 2012-2016 following #1 USA, #2 Russia, #3 China, #4 France, #5 Germany, #6 UK, #7 Spain, #8 Italy, #9 Ukraine. Two prominent firms – IMI Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries – appear government owned. So much for capitalism and private enterprise.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  288. Broken Scranton greetings, InZitatus!

    (Zigh)

    Because you have protective instincts toward the financial power & will of international Jewry, and quite possibly, a reading disability, you naturally dropped my reference to the Military-Industrial-(Security) Complex as having a “Sugar Daddy” and deceptively made it a “beneficiary.”

    For others still here at this comment thread, below is an updated example of InZitatus’s freshman-level dodging capabilities.

    “Your question makes little sense, Chuck. What are you trying to say? Get your conspiracies mixed up?”

    Uh…, So you claim I have my “conspiracies mixed up.”. (zZigh)

    “Poof and you’re a goof,” InZitatus! *

    Whose “conspiracies?”

    Do you mean the Rothschild-driven Balfour Declaration? Do you mean the US unnecessary entry into WWII against Germany? Do you mean the 6 million Jews (and number falling) exterminated by Hitler’s Nazis? Do you mean the JFK murder/coup & subsequent Warren Commission Report’s cover-up? Do you mean the fact that Israel murdered USS Liberty sailors & to date remain unaccountable? Do you mean David Irving’s historiography available at “American Pravda?” Do you mean 9/11′s outlandish Zelikow Report? Do you mean Russian conspiracy to influence the 2016 presidential election & give Israel a free pass? (zzzZigh)

    The Christ cured ten lepers of their physical malady, and ‘ya know what, InZit? I sincerely intuit something can be done to address your (hee-hee) “moral leprosy.”

    * Taken from old TV cartoon, Rocky and Bullwinkle. Fyi, Boris boasted about his WMD “Goof Gas” and bragged to agent Natasha that all he had to do was spray the stuff in Rocky’s kisser and it was, “Poof you’re a goof.”

    • Replies: @Incitatus
  289. EugeneGur says:
    @Robjil

    Every one knows that a lot of Judaic people were involved in the Bolshevik Revolution

    And so what? I don’t understand that obsession of many of you here with the number of Jews in the Russian Revolution or anywhere else. Other minorities were also overrepresented among Bolsheviks, Georgians, for example, well above their proportion in the population. There were also Latvians, which at some point actually decided the fate of the Bolshevik government. What does it prove?

    The causes and moving forces of the Russian Revolution have nothing whatsoever to do with the participation of people of this or that nationality in the Bolshevik movement but everything with the functioning of the Russian Empire as a whole and the Russian population as the leading population.

    The ideology of these people (the Bolsheviks) was based on solidarity of oppressed people of all nationalities, and they weren’t religious. Their technical nationality meant absolutely nothing. There were no substantial differences between a Jew Trotsky, a Russia Kirov, or a Georgian Stalin, as an example.

    • Replies: @Robjil
  290. alexander says:
    @Da Wei

    Hey Da Wei,

    I appreciate the reply, and I think you are correct in many ways.

    I would have to say that if Americans are jealous of three things most, its their childrens’ lives, their freedom, and their money.

    Americans do not take kindly to being defrauded out of any of these things.

    They do not like it at all.

    As a matter of fact, Americans do not like to be defrauded ………..period.

    They really don’t like it.

    So if most Americans realize they have been DEFRAUDED INTO WAR,(as I believe most do) and we are, now , 22 trillion dollars in debt because of this DEFRAUDING …..Why should they be happy about that ?

    The answer is they are not happy about it, not in the least.

    They are furious.

    But rather than take the law into their own hands (which they might well do when the bill comes due) and ” skin alive” each and every establishment elite responsible….I am simply recommending a kind of “enforced by the will of the people “referendum” which extracts, at bare minimum, the cost of the wars from the collective assets of all those who conspired to defraud us into them.

    A much more “civil” form of American justice than watching the mobs tearing the skin off, slowly, of all our lying “establishment” elites .

    Wouldn’t you say ?

    BTW, ” The War Fraud Accountability Act of 2020″ is retroactive to 2002. This is an absolute must.

  291. @Incitatus

    Hey InZit!

    Below, from Carl Bernstein, through me, to you!

    I know what you are.

  292. Robjil says:
    @EugeneGur

    That was not my point at all. I was stating why “The 200 years together” book by Solzhenitsyn was censored in the English speaking world. It wasn’t about Judaic participation in the Bolshevik Revolution. It was because the book showed that Jews were not victims during 200 years of Russian rule as is stated endless in our MSM. The Judaic participation in the Bolshevik Revolution was not what I was pointing at. As I stated, it is commonly noted by many people that many Jews were involved in it. Another commenter noted another reason for the censorship of this book, it is Solzhenitsyn’s telling about the massive evacuations of Jews from Eastern Europe before and during WWII to areas deeper in the Soviet Union. These massive evacuations would greatly lessen the number count of Jews that were under National Socialist control. Thus it would greatly lessen any Big H count. Also, the book noted that the Russians moved many Jews from near the front lines during WWI. They did so because they thought the Jews would be pro-German and help the Germans. This would also lessen the Jewish count for the Big H, since the Jews would be further in the Soviet Union and outside the area that the National Socialists would control.

  293. Miro23 says:
    @alexander

    The situation will only change when the 0,1% feel the same level of fear that they induce. In fact when they lose control, and there are a range of ways that that could happen.

    @Miro23

    Go on

    In no particular order:

    1) Street demonstrations (in major cities) that are too large for security forces to handle. Invading government offices and news broadcasters.

    2) Street demonstrations met by security force violence, getting a violent response and spiraling out of control.

    3) Necessary use of the military with loyalty to who?

    4) US stumbles into a war with Russia or China.

    5) A military coup.

    6) An elite “Civil War” where different factions fight for power.

    7) An elite “National Emergency” regime (i.e. dictatorship) that can’t consolidate power.

    8) Locality. Various states de facto secede from the union.

    9) Growing random suicidal attacks on elites.

    10) Collapse of the dollar and hyperinflationary chaos.

    11) Growing violence of Antifa vs. Nationalist militias.

    Once the situation shows signs of running out of control, I believe that the 0,1% will exit the US quite fast, heading for Europe (London), Israel, Australia, New Zealand and South America and take their capital with them – which of course will mean a total economic collapse.

  294. @Miro23

    The 0.1 % already have their dual-citizenship-John Derbyshire noted that New Zealand was popular for tech millionaires, who are in the know.

    The days when Czars sat in their castles waiting for the day when the masses tore the gates down are long over.

    As far as capitol goes, this is what happened in Detroit and Flint. The white middle-class sold their house and moved, leaving the place without even adequate municipal funds until finally, there is no clean drinking water like Flint.

    The 0/1% don’t keep their money in US banks anyhow, or not nearly all of it. Simply charter a flight and withdraw from that Swiss or Hong Kong bank account.

  295. @Miro23

    MIDDLE-CLASS EXIT ADDENDUM

    One mistake white proles and especially Southerners make is thinking that the white middle-class is as patriotic as they are or give a shit.

    I took off decades ago but many other middle-class white males would simply move to Asia. Most of us are descended from European fair weather friends who bolted from Europe a few generations ago and that grass-is-greener instinct is always there among middle-class whites.

    You think any of us are going to fight a civil war with antifa over a pile of shit like the US has become especially if the one percent that own it take their money overseas?

    Most of us-I already have-will bolt.

  296. alexander says:
    @Miro23

    Hey Miro,

    I appreciate your sentiment, but nothing you have outlined in your list goes anywhere or does anything.

    It sounds like you are describing possible scenarios (or events) which may either come to pass or are already occurring , but do not lead anywhere toward achieving accountability for the people, or salvaging the United States.

    It seems like what you have outlined is just plain chaos and collapse.

    You have a fine mind ,Miro…….Focus it…on moving “the ball” from point A to point B.

    Its not (just) about understanding “possible scenarios” ……This is just seeing “the ball” , bouncing around.

    Don’t merely see “the ball”, Miro.

    “Move” the ball.

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  297. alexander says:
    @Da Wei

    Da Wei,

    For the record, I am not just “whistling dixie” here…because its not a “dixie tune”.

    Its as straightforward as APPLYING THE LAW.

    You have :

    THE FRAUD – “WMD, Imminent threat, Mushroom Clouds, Saddams’ Anthrax, Yellow Cake, Aluminum Tubes…..(the list goes on and on)

    THE CRIME- Illegal war of aggression

    THE COST- Six TRILLION dollars and counting.

    AS I am writing this, I am telling you that I do not believe any of the billionaire oligarchs who conspired to defraud the American People into committing illegal war of aggression have ANY rights to their assets.

    All their assets belong to US, until the bill is paid off.

    Its really just up to the PEOPLE to make a stand on it……and get it done.

    Here!……The “keys to the kingdom” are RIGHT HERE , ……..Right in front of your nose.

    • Replies: @Da Wei
  298. Miro23 says:
    @alexander

    It sounds like you are describing possible scenarios (or events) which may either come to pass or are already occurring , but do not lead anywhere toward achieving accountability for the people, or salvaging the United States.

    Unfortunately I don’t think that there will be any accountability. The Zioglob 0,1%, who are the root of the problem, will just exit the US if they are at personal risk, and their 100′s $ billions will leave with them.

    It would need some real unpredictable chaos for this to happen, and it would surely be rough for the US public, and also, it’s not a t all clear what would happen next.

  299. alexander says:

    I agree that there will be no accountability until the people demand accountability.

    Unfortunately, they have to do more than just putting Donald Trump in the White House.

    They have to push him to act beyond the structural corruption which is wholly endemic to the entire political system.

    On the surface it seems impossible, but in reality its not…in fact its pretty easy.

    If the American People want to save their country, their solvency and their Republic…they have to “tell the President, and their representatives what they want them to do”

    By mandate.

    It’s a huge collective effort, but if everyone is on the same page, it could happen very quickly.

    Look, I have nothing against the establishment elite just because they are the establishment elite,
    I am in horror at the fact they actually LIED US into illegal wars of aggression, murdering millions of innocent people around the world , and bankrupting the nation to the tune of 22 trillion dollars.

    That’s a horror show.

    Show me one taxpayer, anywhere ,who is happy about it.

    Show me one taxpayer, anywhere, who is okay with it.

    There is a whole “boat load” of criminality there , Miro, (but I don’t need to tell you that, do I).

    It is my firm contention that each and every one of these “elites” who were complicit, should be IN THE DOCK AND ON THE HOOK FOR THE TOTAL COST OF ALL THE WARS THEY LIED US INTO.

    Let em pay….let em pay the whole damn way.

    Make it the law of the land….by mandate.

    It will happen Miro, if you get the numbers, it will happen.

    …but it won’t, if you don’t.

  300. Da Wei says:
    @alexander

    alexander, I think you are correct.

    I agree Americans don’t like being screwed over. Who does? I agree that we have been taken to the cleaners by the billionaire oligarchs. I also feel with certainty that if more Americans had your sense of outrage we wouldn’t be in the fix we’re in. Your spirit of defiance is commendable.

    Now, on a related subject, please allow me to recommend other sources of vital information. First is Wayne Jett, whose site is classicalcapital.com His book, Fruits of Graft, is highly deserving of praise and generally overlooked. This book is monumental.

    Second is Dane Wigington’s site Geoengineering Watch.org He is a Northern California off grid renegade who is equally committed and intelligent. If you are unfamiliar with either of these individuals, please acquaint yourself with their works. You will find them kindred spirits, I believe.
    Like you, they are fighters. But, in the end, as you say, “It’s really just up to the PEOPLE to make a stand on it … and get it done.” Well said. Best to you.

    • Replies: @alexander
  301. alexander says:
    @Da Wei

    Hey Da Wei,

    Thanks for the recommended reading, I will take a look.

    And best to you too.

  302. Incitatus says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    “Because you have protective instincts toward the financial power & will of international Jewry”

    Really? Kindly provide an example.

    “and quite possibly, a reading disability”

    Regarding your prose, you may be right. Suffer from Tourette’s by any chance?

    “you naturally dropped my reference to the Military-Industrial-(Security) Complex”

    I described who funds and who benefits from the DoD budget. Including Israel. Compare the numbers: they tell all.

    “Whose “conspiracies…the Rothschild-driven Balfour Declaration…US unnecessary entry into WWII against Germany…6 million Jews (and number falling) exterminated by Hitler’s Nazis…JFK murder/coup & subsequent Warren Commission Report’s cover-up…the fact that Israel murdered USS Liberty sailors & to date remain unaccountable…David Irving’s historiography…9/11′s outlandish Zelikow Report…Russian conspiracy to influence the 2016 presidential election & give Israel a free pass? (zzzZigh)”

    Thanks for proving the obvious. Draw a stipend from Planter’s Nuts? You certainly deserve it.

    “The Christ cured ten lepers of their physical malady…”

    Ah, religion! How impressive. Pick that up torturing small animals?

    Chuck’s ‘International Hamster Conspiracy’? ‘Rodents all ‘round us’?

    ‘ya know what, InZit? I sincerely intuit something can be done to address your (hee-hee) “moral leprosy.”

    Not exactly original, are you? Can’t write for yourself?

    “I know what you are.”

    I’m flattered.

    You’re way ahead of me, despite your Scranton debut:

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=utube+bevis+and+butt-head&&view=detail&mid=B6699F95E3FCD86D7EECB6699F95E3FCD86D7EEC&&FORM=VRDGAR

    Who are you really (“hee-hee”) – Bevis or Butt-Head?

  303. InZitatus foolishly assigned me with reinventing the Hasbara-wheel, quoted me, and demanded: “Because you have protective instincts toward the financial power & will of international Jewry”
    Really? Kindly provide an example.”

    (zzZigh) No one here at U.R. comments has time to waste on reading your Beavis-The-Builder comment exchanges with Hasbara-Butthead, Sam Shama, including your (mutually) getting aroused by talking French.

    Uh, how is the Israel-KSA alliance going? (zzzZigh)

    • LOL: Mike P
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  304. @ChuckOrloski

    I do not know why Zionists are sending such a moronic Jews like incitatus here!!!!!!

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  305. @Ilyana_Rozumova

    Good evening from snow blanketed Scranton, Pa, Ilyana!

    On particularly weekly Philip Giraldi (Unz Review posted) articles, and his being a “close second” behind my ranking of Sam Shama as this web site’s # 1 Grand Obfuscator, the articulate Incitatus is runner-up Grand Obfuscator!

    Lovers-in-all-things Paul Krugman & Mossad deception, Unz Review commenters cannot scrap with anyone better at the ungodly craft than Sam Shama and Incitatus. To date, and given the perspective of my limited rapping-experience, no one even comes close to them!

    Indeed, it’s always more honorable & challenging to spar & “flap one’s aged eagle wings” against the “moronic” best who post here, eh Ilyana?

    Thank you!

    Post scriptum: Regarding Incitatus’s being Jewish; He denies that distinction, but I recall how InZi once boasted here about his being a relative to a Civil War Confederate General! Uh, do you happen know if Deep State Dixie had a General J.E.B. Schumer & who rode a horse named Incitatus?

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  306. @ChuckOrloski

    I think Caligula also and made his horse a senator.

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