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ACLU Sues Trump Administration for Files on Botched SEAL Raid in Yemen

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 09:45

by Alex Emmons, from the Intercept

Donald Trump’s administration is trying to close the book on its first major military operation – a botched Navy SEAL raid in Yemen that turned into a village-wide massacre, killing as many as 25 people, including 10 children. But the ACLU, which made a Freedom of Information Act request in March, has just filed a lawsuit to force the government to open its files.

When the residents of al Ghayil village in central Yemen heard gunfire the night of January 29th, they returned fire, thinking that they were under attack by a local party in Yemen’s civil war. U.S. forces then strafed the village with helicopter gunfire, killing villagers, damaging a dozen buildings, and wiping out the village’s livestock.

The raid, which Trump reportedly authorized over dinner, also resulted in the death of a Navy Seal, William “Ryan” Owens, and the destruction of a $70 million Osprey helicopter. The raid did not kill its intended target — a senior al Qaeda leader — and villagers denied that Al Qaeda had a presence in the village.

President Trump has insisted the raid was “highly successful,”…

The White House took it a step further and tried to shame the raid’s critics into silence. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that “anyone who undermines the success of that raid owes an apology and [does] a disservice to the life of Chief Owens.” The next day, Trump tweeted that criticism from Sen. John McCain, R.-Ariz., “emboldens the enemy.”…

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MIT Professor Postol on Bellingcat (“they are less than amateurs. they are frauds”)

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 09:29

by Scott Creighton

For those of you who don’t know, Bellingcat is a website that is devoted to promoting any and all anti-Russian propaganda they can get their hands on. They are also pro-regime change where ever that regime change happens to be. More likely than not they are either a State Department/Pentagon “hearts and minds” contractor or they are CIA/MI6/Mossad. They came to my attention previously during the first chemical weapon false flag event and of course during my work on Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17. They constantly lie and fabricate “evidence” regarding things like Russia “invading” Crimea and election “hacking” and crap like that. Total bunk website run by globalist zealots pushing junk science on people who don’t know any better.

H/T to Syricide for posting this video.

“MIT Professor Postol who debunked HRW, Bellingcat and his own government with his analysis of the Ghouta chemical weapon attack of August 2013, rips into the “expertise” of Bellingcat and their chemical weapon “expert” Dan Kaszeta.”


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Make Ready the Elysian Fields: Globalization Wins French Election Thanks To Worst Turnout in 50 Years

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 04:45

by Scott Creighton

The globalists are celebrating this morning because their ideology of integrating the whole of the world and turning it into one big free trade zone (ala that film Elysium) won out over populism and protectionism yesterday in France.

The official results are in and former Rothschild bankster Emmanuel Macron beat Marine La Pen handily with over a third of the registered voters either not showing up or not making a decision on their ballots:

These results are based on 99.99 percent of the votes being counted, and come from the interior ministry:

Macron 66.1 % with 20.7 million votes

Marine Le Pen 33.9 % with 10.6 million votes

“Abstention at 25.38 percent According to official results, the abstention rate stood at 25.38 percent – the highest since the presidential election in 1969. 8.5 percent gave blank votes The interior ministry reported a record number of blank and invalid ballots, accounting for 8.49 percent of all registered voters, compared to two percent in the first round. So adding the blanks to the abstentions, a third of French voters declined to choose between Macron and Le Pen — a record rate in nearly half a centuryThe Local, France

La Pen had promised to lead France out of the European Union (EU) and take them off the euro as the globalist currency of Europe. La Pen looked to normalize relations with Russia and do away with France’s participation in the bogus sanctions leveled at Russia for supposedly “invading Crimea” which they never did. And La Pen promised to end the open door immigration policy which is a big factor in neoliberal economic ideology as it pits poor working class migrants against poor working class indigenous populations in a race to the bottom in terms of labor costs which only serve to make the investor class happy.

On the other hand, Emmanuel Macron did his slow walk to the podium last night in Paris to the tune of the EU’s anthem. Not the French national anthem mind you… the EU anthem. A little “FU” to the French citizens who still think they live in a country rather than an economic zone dictated by the technocrats.

Wall Street is happy. Super rich celebrities are happy. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are happy. Of course, Hillary finds a way to make everything about her…

And of the Russians didn’t interfere with the French election. Obama did. But the Russians didn’t.

Even fake left phony socialist Bernie Sanders is happy (as you can see from his Tweet above)

There are claims of election fraud making their way into the interwebs this morning. Talk of duplicate ballots for Macron and some arriving damaged for La Pen voters. We will have to wait and see how all of that shapes up. But for now, La Pen has been gracious in defeat.

The real story I think is the low turnout. We had a low turnout here in the states as well. When you are forced to choose between two bad prospects, folks understandably seem to toss in the towel. I know I did this past November. The corporatist media certainly didn’t help by constantly telling their viewers it was over before it even began.

Today is a celebration for the no borders crowd. Today the world is one big happy free trade zone, like in the film Elysium, with unions on the decline and profit margins marching up and up to the tune of the European Union’s anthem, Ode to Joy. And what’s that? What’s that in the first line there? Hmmm…

“admission was reserved for mortals related to the gods and other heroes. Later, it expanded to include those chosen by the gods, the righteous, and the heroic, where they would remain after death, to live a blessed and happy life, and indulging in whatever employment they had enjoyed in life”

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Watch a Fake Progressive Use Republican Talking Point to Dismiss Calls for Universal Healthcare

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 13:07

by Scott Creighton

Diane Feinstein. She recently admitted there is no evidence of Russia colluding with anyone from the Trump campaign regarding their supposed “hack” of our election… which never happened by the way. Do you now how they tried to “influence” our election? By reporting on facts that were leaked from someone in the DNC and by others that were hacked from John Podesta and Hillary’s server by others. That’s how. They simply told the truth about Hillary Clinton’s corruption… and that is what is called “interfering” in our democratic process these days.

Anyway, here’s Sen. Feinstein talking to her constituents about single payer, universal healthcare. She says “if it means a total takeover of healthcare by the government, I’m against it”

That’s a republican, Heritage Foundation, libertarian, neoliberal talking point by the way. And there it is coming out of the mouth of a “progressive” Democrat. One that us real lefties are supposed to unite behind.

We had a chance to get universal healthcare back when the country wanted “CHANGE” and voted for it in 2008. What we got instead was a fascist mandated plan, conceived by Mitt Romney and insurance industry insiders and ultimately labeled “ObamaCare” because his name had yet to be tainted with the truth of what that corporatist fraud of a unDem he really was.

Today we seem poised for a similar opportunity but it appears the leadership from the Left House is parroting talking points from the far right. And what else would you expect from the One Party system we have?


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Tucker Talked Vaccines With R. Kennedy Jr. on Prime Time: Said “no subject should be off limits” – What About 9/11?

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 09:57

by Scott Creighton

Tucker Carlson had Robert Kennedy Jr. on the other night to talk about vaccines and the harm they can do to children. For this  I applaud him.

Kennedy was allowed to bring up controversial topics like the pharmaceutical industry’s blanket protection from prosecution and lawsuits that, by all rights should result from that harm their vaccines do to our youngest and most vulnerable citizens.

He also talked about how Big Pharma controls the discussions about vaccines through their advertising dollars paid to the major networks. Given the fact that Fox, the network which hosts the Tucker Carlson Show, receives revenues from large pharmaceutical companies, I give Mr. Carlson a great deal of credit for allowing that discussion as well. As Robert pointed out, not many networks will allow him access for that very reason.

They didn’t talk about parents being forced to vaccinate their children or keep them out of public schools which is a serious discussion we should be having since education is a right in this country as so is a parent’s right about making decisions about the health and well being of your own offspring.

And it was only a 4 minute interview, which seems pretty short for a Tucker Carlson interview.

But all that aside, at least he put Kennedy on during prime time and allowed him to make his case when so many others wouldn’t dare do that for fear of losing their Big Pharma money. Cudos for that, Tucker.

In the follow-up interview, because Tucker’s choice to bring Kennedy on and actually talk about this topic is such an rarity in the MSM today, another Fox host asked him how (and I guess the implicit question was “why?”) he did that.  Tucker said he was responding to emails and text messages and he thought that no topic should be off limits no matter how demonized they are.

“But I also think IT’S LEGITIMATE TO ASK QUESTIONS THAT NOBODY IS. People try to bully you into not asking those questions and I don’t like that. I don’t like people… IT’S A RED FLAG FOR ME when people say “you aren’t allowed to ask that question” NO MATTER WHAT IT IS ABOUT. I think you ought to be allowed to ask legitimate respectful questions and you ought to press for an answer. That’s not threatening to me AND PEOPLE WHO ARE THREATENED BY THAT ARE USUALLY TRYING TO HIDE SOMETHING” Tucker Carlson (video below)

Now, most of you know I am not a huge Fox “News” fan. Never have been. And I certainly don’t follow Mr. Carlson on Twitter or watch his show with any regularity and in fact, I didn’t see this exchange in real time, I found the video on Black Listed News.

And I am certainly not a fan of Mr. Carlson’s economic ideology or at least, not a fan of all of it. He and I do agree on the economic impact of unregulated immigration on the standards of living of the average indigenous workers be they here in the states or in Germany or Dubai. And we agree on things like the need to hold public officials accountable for their crimes, like Hillary Clinton for example.

Furthermore, I certainly agree with him, as most reasonable, rational humans should, that open honest debate on any subject is not only healthy for a society, but it should be almost mandatory. When any subject become so taboo that we start off the discussion of it with the words “the debate is over… the science is in…” then we are not doing ourselves or our culture any sort of service whatsoever and in fact, as Tucker said, in all likelihood, someone is trying to hide something. Which in the end, leads us back to that whole “accountability” thing.

With that in mind…

We are nearly 16 years into this post 9/11 world we live in and many things have changed since that horrible day. We know so much more today.

Here are just a few of the other things we know about 9/11 specifically:

If we look back over the years we will find many of the real 9/11 Truth advocates predicted the foreign policy we see developing today. And we see that many other agencies seem to be incorporating the false flag into their normal everyday operating procedures. We see false flags being used everywhere from churches here in the states to attacks on UN aid convoys in Syria to the downing of airliners flying over Ukraine to chemical weapons attacks in Idlib province. We see this normalization of this extreme tactic because, quite frankly, there has been no accountability since 9/11 in this regard.

What is laid out before you is not a conclusive determination of fault or even one that proves a larger conspiracy. It implies both but proves neither.

What it does do is show, I believe conclusively, is that we need to have this discussion (to borrow a catchphrase) a real, open discussion, about the events of 9/11 which is the primary catalyst for many of the developments we have seen since that day. Developments that many of us, most of us, oppose.

Mr. Carlson says he believes there should be no sacred cows when it comes to public discussions and on this, just as with his opinion about unregulated open borders and even the need to prosecute Hillary Clinton, I agree with him. In fact, I couldn’t agree with him more.

Tucker Carlson says he takes his cues from his texts and his emails. I wonder if that is true. Maybe we should find out. You can send him a message via Twitter here. Or you might be able to contact him via Fox News Insider at comments@foxnewsinsider.com

We are an older and much wiser nation today than we were 16 years ago. For the most part, the Deep State is something that has come out of the “conspiracy theory” closet and made it’s appearance on the main stage of public discussion. So to has the term “false flag”

For that matter, so too have the terms “fascism”, “globalization” and “New World Order” which many 9/11 Truth advocates believe is the over-arching motivation behind the New American Century the neocons envisioned all those years ago.

If we can openly discuss “false flags” and “globalization” today in public and we can watch advocates try to explain just how dangerous some vaccines are to our children on prime time network news, I wonder if we are ready to sit down and have a talk about what has led us to this point we find ourselves in today. I wonder how far someone like Tucker Carlson is willing to go in order to uphold his stated objection to the groupthink that says some topics must never see the light of day in this, the post 9/11 world we find ourselves in.

With all due respect to those who lost loved ones on 9/11 or in the ensuing military engagement since, I think it would be good to see a real 9/11 Truth advocate on Tucker’s show. Not some disinformation hack spouting on and on about “ray beams from space” or “mini nukes” but someone posing legitimate questions about parts of the official story that don’t add up. Questions like those raised by folks when they read what I have posted above.

We are 16 years older than we were when we were “shocked and awed” by 9/11 and we have learned a great deal since then. The American public is much less naive and far more sophisticated in terms of seeing the Deep State for what it is and more importantly, what it wants.

I wonder if a rational, well spoken, well informed advocate for a new investigation into the events of 9/11 could be found and drafted for the purpose of having a little chat with Mr. Carlson. See if he really believes no subject is off limits.

No single event in this nation’s recent history is more foundational in terms of how and where we went off track than 9/11. Therefore, nothing is more important in terms of changing course than exposing the event for what it was and holding those accountable who designed and orchestrated it.

The evidence shows 9/11 was used at the key event in their pursuit of the New American Century and the evidence overwhelmingly shows we have been constantly lied to about the events of that day. And now we are not even allowed to seriously discuss them in public.

It was written that “those who control the past control the future… and those who control the present control the past” and this is especially true when it comes to the events of Sept. 11th, 2001. If we wish to regain a modicum of control of the direction this country is headed, we have to challenge their control of the story of 9/11 because in that truth lies the path to our freedom.

Are there anymore sacred cows that must not be disturbed? The evidence is before you. The science speaks for itself. The debate is not over and it will never be until we have it. All else comes from that humble beginning.

The only truth of 9/11 is we don’t know the truth. But someone does. Lets’ find it.

(For the record, I do not suggest for a minute that I be considered for that little project. I am not worthy of being a spokesman for any cause, much less one this important. However, just so you know I am a long-time advocate for 9/11 Truth, for a list of my research on 9/11, go here)

Tucker Carlson interviews Robert Kennedy Jr.

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Why a Real Leftist Now Hates Bernie Sanders: Sanders Meets with and Supports Leader of al Qaeda/ISIS-linked White Helmets

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 08:11

by Scott Creighton

You thought Bernie Sanders’ support of the corrupt Hillary Clinton was bad after she and her people stole the nomination from his supporters?

You thought his blind support of Israel over the occupied Palestinian people and his throwing them under the bus recently was unforgivable?

You thought he couldn’t get any worse after running around with Obama’s globalist pick Tom Perez trying to sheepdog real progressives back to the DNC this past month?

Guess again.

White Helmets leader Mounir Mustafa, left, and volunteer Manal Abazeed meet with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on April 25

“Last Tuesday, two representatives of the group, officially known as Syria Civil Defense, met with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Through the course of the trip, White Helmets members had their first encounters with Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), a progressive favorite, and a raft of other lawmakers who have not previously engaged with them, like moderate GOP Rep. Susan Brooks of Indiana.

“As we try to come up with a plan to end the devastating war in Syria, it’s very important to hear from those who are experiencing it firsthand,” Sanders told HuffPost. “The death and destruction taking place in Syria, and the brutality of the Assad regime is almost beyond belief. I was honored to meet with these incredibly brave volunteers, ordinary men and women, who risk their lives to help their fellow citizens.” Huffington Post

I fucking HATE Bernie Sanders.

The Huffington Post piece goes above and beyond the call of duty to run-down anyone who writes or speaks the truth about the White Helmets:

“But Khanna’s interactions with the group also highlighted the way conspiracy theories, misrepresentations and general wariness of the war have made serious talk about it in the U.S. increasingly difficult.

The congressman faced a social media backlash after tweeting and posting on Facebook about his meeting, with commenters accusing him of cheering American intervention and of supporting a group that Syrian President Bashar Assad, Russia and others falsely portray as a terrorist front.

Khanna deleted the tweet and changed his language on Facebook. After HuffPost reported on the kerfuffle, he said he regretted that decision and slammed conspiracy theory talk about the White Helmets. ” Huffington Post

“Conspiracy theory talk”? That’s what it is? Okay. Let’s see about that.

The first time we ever saw the “White Helmets”, they went by a different name: the “Islamic State Fire Brigade”. Their job was to rush into a bombed out area and save “ISIS” terrorists after they were hit by Syrian strikes. The screenshot I took from John Cantlie’s “ISIS” propaganda video proves my point.

 

The Islamic State Fire Brigade was re-branded into this, the White Helmets, by British intelligence assets who essentially made them and finance them.

We do not hide it, we admit [that] there is funding from the USA, from the UK, from Germany, from Netherlands,” Abdulrahman Al Mawwas, the chief liaison officer of the White Helmets, told RT after a meeting with top French officials including President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Wednesday.” RT

The White Helmets have been aiding and abetting terrorism in Syria since their inception. They are a construct of “ISIS” and also have been seen supporting al Qaeda (aka al Nusra) for years.

You can go to this website for a massive collection of photos showing the White Helmets doing their work serving al Qaeda in Syria. Here are just a few.

The White Helmets are a “hearts and minds” operation designed to help build support for the latest batch of CIA-backed death squads, these operating in Syria with the expressed purpose to force a regime change in the country.

Perhaps the best resource for that bit of truth that the complicit media wont tell you is Vanessa Beeley. Her Facebook page is here. She just posted about this betrayal by Sen. Sanders a few minutes ago.

Eva Bartlett is also an outstanding source of information.

You can find some of my work on the White Helmets psyop here.

When Bernie Sanders decried that he was sick of hearing about “the damn emails” during a debate with Hillary Clinton, I knew then that he was doing nothing more than serving as a sheepdog to herd the real leftists back into the Big Tent with the corporatist Dems.

When he yelled at a constituent because she dared ask him public about how he could support the IDF attacking Gaza and killing 500 children in the process, I knew then he was a sellout to AIPAC and the Zionists who rule them.

When he recently threw Palestine under the bus in an interview, I thought that was the last straw.

But this takes the cake.

Sanders has tacitly supported every one of Queen Hillary’s “soft power” regime change efforts. Every single one.

He always ends up calling the target of the regime change operation a “brutal dictator” or something to that effect which is a lie that serves the interests of those who wish to see whatever government it is removed and replaced for their own financial interests.

Over at the Huffington Post, they are hopeful that Sanders’ acceptance of the legitimacy of this “hearts and minds” psyop will help sway real leftists back into the warm fold of the war-mongering, regime changing corporatist left led by the likes of Clinton, Perez and Obama. After all, that has been his job for some time now.

We will see if the rest of the fake-left like the Young Turks jump on board with this propaganda campaign.

For me and I am sure many real leftists, this disgrace from Sheepdog Sanders is beyond the pale. From this, there is no going back.

For those of you out there thinking you can “draft Bernie” to save the left, I offer you just one bit of advice: dump the duplicitous bastard before you re-elect the Duke of Orange.

I am a card-carrying member of the real left. Not the fake, agent provocateur left of the ANTIFA destabilization campaign and not a member of the corporatist, neocon, Zionist Clinton/Obama left.

I am a real leftist and this is why I hate, I fucking hate Bernie Sanders. He is a coward and a liar and a cuck (if I used that current slang correctly) and he is the most obvious example of what is completely wrong with the mainstream left today and why it can never be salvaged from within.

UPDATE: Right now, right at this very moment, Syria, Turkey, Iran and Russia have agreed to create peace areas in Syria and they will keep the skies clear of any warplanes, US or otherwise, who threaten to attack anyone inside them. The CIA’s “moderate” terrorists walked out on the deal and the US coalition was not allowed to participate in the talks.

At the same time, Russia and Turkey have competed their negotiations on the Turkish Stream Pipeline and construction of the Black Sea leg began yesterday.

Al Jazeera was recently discovered staging fake chemical weapons attacks in Syria for reasons unknown and suddenly we have stories about “Russian hacking” in the French election (the Turkish Stream pipeline looks to bring Russian oil and LNG to Europe, by the way)

It seems that all sorts of tensions are rising in Syria and with the Grand Chessboard plan as a whole so now, all of a sudden, Bernie Sanders is out there doing photo-ops with the White Helmets hearts and minds psyop actors?

I have been doing this long enough to know things like this do not happen in a vacuum and in the world of geo-politics, there is no such thing as a coincidence.

The White Helmets getting the Sanders seal of approval at a time like this can only mean something big is about to happen over there and I certainly hope it doesn’t escalate our military involvement.

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French Authorities Shut Down Freedom of the Press to Save the Neoliberal Globalist Candidate from Rothschild’s Bank

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 04:57

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: You can download Macron Leaks, here.

This morning the complicit press is pulling out all the stops in their support of the neoliberal globalist agenda. They are busy ranting about how the French election isn’t really about France and it’s people but rather, it’s about the whole of Europe and whether or not the European Union (EU) will withstand this assault from the dreaded wave of populism rushing from nation to nation like a wildfire burning out of control.

Watching CNN this morning, they had some former Italian prime minister on talking about how if La Pen wins tomorrow it will mark the end of the EU and if Macron does, he will move toward further integration and deeper ties to the globalist project. The host said something like “yes. populism is contagious, isn’t it?” and they both literally shuttered at the thought.

For those of you who can recall, they sold us the Vietnam War by saying if they allowed Vietnam to go it’s own way, to let them cast off the shackles of French imperialism in favor of a more populist/socialist agenda, they would only end up being the first domino to fall in the region and many more would follow in their footsteps.

They also said about Cuba that their revolution was a cancer which would spread across the whole of Latin America if allowed.

Yugoslavia served as a bad example as well and the Clintons dealt with that. As they did with Libya not that long ago because Gaddafi threatened to infect the whole of Africa with the populist bug.

In their globalist perception of the world, a country’s elections don’t belong to just the people of that country. They belong to everyone with a stake in maintaining open borders, unprotected markets and a stake in the glorious profits of what they call “free trade”

That’s why the people of a nation can’t be allowed to “vote the wrong way” like the people of the UK did with Brexit and the people of the United States did with the Duke of Orange.

So, drastic steps must be taken in order to keep the ignorant masses from voting in their own interests. Drastic steps taken by people from outside their respective nations. That’s why across the board the complicit media from across the world has been doing everything they can to promote the Rothschild banker candidate, Emmanuel Macron over his opponent, Marine La Pen.

Hell, Mr. TPP/TTIP Globalization himself, Barack Obama, did a PSA ad in favor of the neoliberal globalization candidate just last week in hopes he, a foreigner, could persuade French citizens to vote in his best interests, not theirs.

But drastic steps are also being taken inside France to ensure the globalist banker wins.

Take for example the French authority’s move to shut down or “blackout” any discussion of the newly released leaks of Emmanuel Macron’s emails.

“Nearly 9 gigabytes of information from private emails belonging to French Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron have been leaked after an apparent hack. The leaks came to light late Friday evening, less than two days before polls open in the final round of elections…

The main story is that the French Election Control Commission released a statement threatening legal, including criminal action against anyone who publishes the content of the leaks. 

The relevant except from the short statement reads,

“The Commission therefore asks the media, and websites in particular, not to report on the content of the data (of the Macron leak), recalling that the dissemination of false information is liable to fall within the scope of the law, in particular criminal law”.

This is an outrage on several levels.” The Duran

Under threat of prosecution, the French government, which supports continued globalization, has issued a decree threatening any publication with arrest and detention if they publish any of the leaked/hacked emails that came out last night.

Could you imagine if Putin, Un, Assad or Xi Jinping did something like this? They would be outraged.

In fact, President Trump found himself in hot water a week ago when Reince Priebus hinted that they would consider criminal charges against the press for publishing “fake news” being used to destabilize the current American administration.

“White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has revealed that President Trump is considering amending or even abolishing the First Amendment over claims of fake news by the mainstream media.

Let’s look at this closely: yes, some mainstream news is exaggerated to get more viewers and misinformation can slip through, but to even think about changing the First Amendment is a dangerous idea.” Huffington Post

In this case, the H. Post admits some of the crap being published attacking Trump is “fake news” but they go on to say that it’s the 1st amendment right of those writing that crap to publish it.

In the case of Rachel Maddow and her leaked Trump tax return, everyone noted that it seemed she was taken for a ride because it made Trump look like an angle, but they also defended her right to publish it, to go public with it, even if it did turn out to be another flop on her part.

Did she break the law publishing it? Yes. Did he prosecute her? No.

My position on the matter is this: the 1st amendment is listed first for a reason. And if you don’t have a WELL INFORMED society, you don’t have a democracy. But that doesn’t mean you can run deliberate destabilization campaigns in other countries or this one by corporations who have a stake in keeping the country on the globalization grid. In short, free speech yes, yelling “fire” in a crowed theater no.

That said, the complicit media over here last night was in full support of the French authority’s blackout order on the leaked/hacked Macron emails which is remarkable considering how many of them just condemned the Trump administration for their attack on free speech.

I don’t see it that way.

Macron’s people have issued a statement on the emails saying they were stolen by the “ebil Rooskies”… of course. They then go on to say they are “fake” which makes no sense at all.

I don’t know where they came from or what is in them but something damn incriminating must be in the collection for the globalists in the French government to shut down free speech to such an extent as they just did.

People have a right to know everything they can about a candidate prior to their election. Everything that was exposed about Hillary Clinton during our campaign turned out to be true and if you held the elections right now today, all indications are she would lose again to Donnie Tiny Hands in SPITE of the neoliberal crap he’s been doing since taking office.

That says a lot.

Some say the leaks from the DNC and the hacks of the Podesta emails cost Hillary Clinton her coronation.

I disagree.

The CONTENT of those leaks and emails cost her the election because they CONFIRMED what we already knew about her that she was corrupt to the core and that the unDemocratic Party of America tipped the scales and stole the nomination from Bernie Sanders so the people of America’s left wouldn’t … vote the wrong way.

The people had a right to know as much as they could know prior to voting between the worst two human beings in this country who have ever run for office at the same time.

To that end, the people of France have every right to know as much as they can know about La Pen and Emmanuel Macron before they cast their votes tomorrow.

You can bet your bottom dollar if those leaked/hacked emails came from Marine’s computer, the French government wouldn’t do a damn thing to stop the French press from talking about them non-stop between now and the closing of the polls.

When the government steps in like this to shut down the freedom of the press in favor of one candidate over another, you do not have a democracy anymore. That’s a given. And unfortunately that is the REAL NATURE of neoliberal globalization and the EU in general.


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Queen Hillary to Run a Soros-like Destabilization NGO Here in ‘Merika Called “Onward Together!”

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 15:55

by Scott Creighton

I guess someone at the corrupt DNC told Killary “well, you broke it. You better damn well get in there and fix it before we lose everything”

Hillary Clinton has crawled out of the narcissistic ooze of the post election failure funk she was in after losing to the Duke of Orange this past November. She showed up at a “Women for Women” event complaining about how men who will only vote for men contributed to the demise of her planned coronation. Ironic? Complaining about men for men at a “Women for Women” gathering? You be the judge.

She failed to complain about the majority of white women who also voted for Trump. Women for women knows no limits I guess.

In the end, the Killary blamed pretty much everyone for her loss while simultaneously admitting “she made mistakes” but “won 3 million more votes” as she rolled her eyes pandering to the audience of Hillary fans.

The real blame she laid squarely at the feet of James Comey (who gave her a pass and kept her out of prison not once but TWICE mind you) and Vladamir Putin (who she seems to think runs Wikileaks and any other organization that published all the leaks that exposed her vast levels of criminality during the campaign)

She didn’t win 3 million more votes. They came in late in California well after she conceded and as we all know, California had already rigged their primaries for Hillary about a half a year prior to the general election. So in all likelihood, they just padded the numbers for her so she and her cronies could use that as a justification to try to nullify the election results, which she and John Podesta and folks like Jill Stein did for several months after the election.

Hillary talked about writing her book and looking to cash in that way and, as it turns out, she’s put herself back on the speaking tour market with the Harry Walker Agency. They have her listed under a category called “Globalization” (as in “for it, not against it”) right alongside folks like Mr. Global Warming Al Gore, exPresident Fake Left Bill Clinton and… AND…. Dick 9/11 Cheney.

Talk about being out of touch. One of the big reasons she lost to Donny Tiny Hands was because she took all that money for speeches to Wall Street firms like Goldman Sachs and then steadfastly refused to release the transcripts of them. A little info on one of them leaked out and this is part of what she said to them:

“My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders…” Hillary Clinton

You can easily see why they listed her under “Globalization”

Her secretive speeches left a bad taste in the mouths of millions of real progressive minded voters in America. Especially after she used an illegal email server while in the State Department to keep her communication secret even from history and then lied repeatedly about using it for months on end until eventually some truth squeaked out and she had to change her narrative… again.

Now pile on top of that how she and the unDNC rigged the primary so she would win and the will of the voters in the party would lose and you can clearly see why she really lost.

I mean.. aside from the fact that she is a crazy war-mongering neocon backed by other establishment republicans and the crazy neocons from the Bush/Cheney days.. and you can see why she REALLY lost.

All this is water under the bridge of course. Hillary is all washed up and no one gives a crap what she is doing or saying. We have bigger fish to fry. Right?

Well, maybe not.

It seems Killary is looking to start up a new NGO here in the states much like the “soft power” ones she fomented in countries across the globe while working as Secretary of State in places like Syria, Libya and Ukraine.

Hillary Clinton plans to launch a PAC aimed at funding "resistance" groups standing up to Pres. Trump, sources say https://t.co/ggz8wzURKY pic.twitter.com/maxyYb2es2

— CNN (@CNN) May 5, 2017

“Hillary Clinton, reentering the political fray months after her 2016 campaign loss, will soon launch a political organization aimed at funding “resistance” groups that are standing up to President Donald Trump, sources with knowledge of the plans tell CNN.” CNN

“The former secretary of state is building a new political group to fund organizations working on the resistance to President Donald Trump’s agenda, spending recent weeks in Washington, New York City, and Chappaqua, N.Y., meeting with donors and potential groups to invest in, and recruiting individuals for the group’s board of directors, multiple people close to the two-time White House hopeful and people familiar with the group’s planning told POLITICO.” Politico

According to a source familiar with the planning, the initial focus will be on lifting up organizations that are the product of the energy and activism she has seen since the election, and existing groups that have been reignited and reinvigorated by that energy. She has met with some of these groups, and it’s something she’s become increasingly passionate about with each meeting, the source said.” Axios

The little destabilization campaign NGO is called Onward Together! and so far she’s got a couple of her minions working with her on it like a guy who ran her finances during her campaign and also just happened to work for the Clinton Foundation slush-fund back in those days. That’s another thing they should try to avoid drudging up, don’t you think?

But, like I said… tone deaf.

She’s already met with donors and is looking for fellow globalists to sit on the board of directors. You know her regime change loving buddy George Soros is backing this. You know he is. You know he is.

In reality this is probably just another Clinton money making scheme. But you know, the left in this country is at a cross roads. Way too many of us are sick to death of the unDemocratic Party and we see through the bullshit “Unity” being offered by the likes of the DNC chairman and his poodle, Bernie Sheepdog Sanders.

We also see through the bullshit of the “Draft Bernie” campaign and the sell outs over at the Young Turks like Cenk who want nothing more than to feather their nests by herding us back under the big tent of fake “progressive” globalization.

Cenk makes me sick.

But you gotta give em credit: they see something different this way comes as far as the REAL LEFT is concerned and that is in large part due to the blatant, in-your-face corrupt corporatism of the DNC and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

This little PAC thing she is doing will be funding all sorts of globalist puppet wannabes like the Black Lives Matter destabilization crowds or the various ANTIFA agent provocateurs who are running around doing their best to incite hatred of the real left while they add to the divide and conquer program that’s been going on for a while now.

Honestly I couldn’t imagine the Killary coming back and doing anything less to be honest with you. She bragged about destabilizing country after country with her “smart power” terrorism over the years, of course she would turn her terrorism super-power on us… after all… like all the countries she targeted back in the day, we voted the wrong way… right?

So in her mind, I guess we got this coming.

Anyway, she’s back and she’s ditched the pretend granny image she tried to run on. Now she’s back to being the Queen of the Damned and it looks like we are squarely in her regime change target.

What a mean, vindictive, evil spirited witch she is.


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Eva Bartlett Interviewed by Jimmy Dore

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 09:08


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Yet Another Hate Crime Turns Out To Be A Hoax

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 08:41

from Daily Caller

A church organist was arrested Wednesday after he vandalized his own church with a swastika and pro-Trump graffiti in order to “mobilize a movement.”

George Nathaniel Stang, 26, admitted in a handwritten statement to spray painting a swastika, “fag church,” and “heil Trump” on St. David’s Episcopal Church in Bean Blossom, Indiana. “I suppose I wanted to give local people a reason to fight for good, even if it was a false flag,” Stang wrote, according to a local NBC report. “To be clear my actions were not motivated by hate for the church or its congregation. I of course realize now, this was NOT the way to go about inspiring activism.”

The incident occurred in November shortly after President Trump was elected and was widely covered by the press. The Washington Post reported on it and connected it to Trump’s victory, “The offensive graffiti at St. David’s is among numerous incidents that have occurred in the wake of Trump’s Election Day win.”

They also mentioned the vandalism in a piece entitled, “The postelection hate spike: How long will it last?” It was mentioned in 15 articles by The Post, yet, as of publication time, they have yet to write about Stang’s arrest…

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Pres. Trump Gets Something Right: Australia Does Have a Better Healthcare System Than We Have… it’s called Medicare For All

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 06:10

by Scott Creighton

Those of you who haven’t (yet?) decided to go live under a rock someplace (and I certainly can’t blame those who have) already know President Trump made his first little baby-step yesterday toward a legislative victory, a HUGE one.

The House republicans voted for the “repeal and replace” bill yesterday and it passed by a total of 5 votes.

It’s not what anyone would call a compelling mandate that’s for sure… but it passed the House and now is set to go before the Senate where it will be hacked to pieces and then sent to a joint committee so it can be passed through reconciliation with a straight majority vote.

Let’s put this out there right now. The TrumpCare plan is horrible. It targets the elderly, the disabled and the poor while giving HUGE tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans.

I say that as a LONG TIME opponent of ObamaCare. I opposed it when they were crafting it and I have opposed it ever since. It is a brutal, republican-based, lobbyist-written, unconstitutionally-mandated payoff for Big Insurance and I have called it was it was, what it still is, from day one: fascism.

But as bad as ObamaCare was (is) TrumpCare is even worse and still, I do not defend one by condemning the other.

In my perfect world, TrumpCare will be defeated as ObamaCare is overturned in favor of a true universal healthcare system such as Medicare For All. I back that because healthcare is a right which we all share or should share, were we to demand it… and because the system itself is far better across every single measuring stick that exists. It provides better care for everyone, keeps people from going bankrupt due to medical costs, saves billions of dollars per year and, perhaps most importantly, denies Big Insurance all the profits they use to further enslave our congress critters.

And I am not alone in that opinion. There are many, many different healthcare unions and associations who agree with me on that one including the AMA and the nurses’ union and all sorts of other medical professionals groups who say the same thing.

You know who else says the same thing? President Donald Trump, father of the reactionary TrumpCare legislation which will only profit the wealthy and Big Insurance.

Thank you Mr. Trump for admitting that universal health care is the better way to go. I'll be sure to quote you on the floor of the Senate. pic.twitter.com/GTFRHiKw6k

— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 5, 2017

President Donald Trump praised Australia’s universal health care system Thursday, telling Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull that, “you have better healthcare than we do.TIME

Yep. Australia has a Medicare For All system. Actually they have a system where the public pays about 33% of their healthcare costs while the government pays the rest but those costs are primarily for their primary care treatments… hospital bills are covered 100% by the government. For the rest, they can take out private insurance plans if they need to. Younger healthier Australians tend to forgo that option.

Australia has a universal health care structure, with the federal government paying a large part of the cost of health services, including those in public hospitals. The amount paid by the federal government includes:

  1. patient health costs based on the Medicare benefits schedule. Typically, Medicare covers 75% of general practitioner, 85% of specialist and 100% of public in-hospital costs.
  2. patients may be entitled to other concessions or benefits[8]
  3. patients may be entitled to further benefits once they have crossed a so-called safety net threshold, based on total health expenditure for the year.[8]

Government expenditure on healthcare is about 67% of the total, below the OECD average of 72%

Now before you go crazy with your “get ebil Big Gubmint out my darn healthcare!!” rants let’s consider for a second what Australians have to pay for this, since so many Big Insurance apologists are going to screech “BUT LOOK WHAT THEY PAAAAAAAY!!!”

Medicare is funded by a 2% tax levy on taxpayers with incomes above a threshold amount, with an extra 1% levy on high income earners without private health insurance, and the balance being provided by the government from general revenue.[12]

Lets do the math.

Median gross household income in Australia in 2014 was something like $80,000. One percent of that is $800. Two percent is $1,600. That’s $1,600 per person per year for healthcare in Australia. Divide that by 12 months and you are looking at something very similar to what American Medicare recipients pay.

Healthcare costs in Australia in 2014 as a percentage of GDP was 9.8%. That’s not very much.

Now… let’s compare:

U.S. health care spending grew 5.8 percent in 2015, reaching $3.2 trillion or $9,990 per person. As a share of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product, health spending accounted for 17.8 percent

How’s that for a difference?

In fact, we have the most expensive healthcare system in the world and some might say that’s because we have the best system in the world. Not only does President Trump not agree with that, but neither does Forbes:

Turns out that many of those “other countries” (including France) score better than the U.S. in one key metric not included in Cadillac’s TV spot — healthcare. At least that’s according to The Commonwealth Fund in their latest report “Mirror, Mirror On The Wall — 2014 Update” (pdf here).

1. United Kingdom

2. Switzerland

3. Sweden

4. Australia

5. Germany & Netherlands (tied)

7. New Zealand & Norway (tied)

9. France

10. Canada

11. United States

It’s fairly well accepted that the U.S. is the most expensive healthcare system in the world, but many continue to falsely assume that we pay more for healthcare because we get better health (or better health outcomes). The evidence, however, clearly doesn’t support that view.

In almost every single measurable metric, Australia ranks higher than we do in terms of QUALITY of care… not only COST.

Put very simply: they get more and better for LESS.

Period.

Also of note… every single one of those nations on that list above us has a universal, single-payer system. Every. Single. One.

Perhaps this nightmare of a reactionary “healthcare” bill is just what the doctor ordered to get us to wake the fuck up and recognize we have to DEMAND a universal plan now. We can’t wait for pragmatic assholes like Obama or Clinton to continue pretending to do anything in our interests. Clinton herself said we would “never” get universal healthcare so we should just give up.

“People who have health emergencies can’t wait for us to have a theoretical debate about some better idea that will never, ever come to pass.” Hillary Clinton, 2016

Want to know why she lost to The Duke of Orange? Want to know why she lost to Bernie and they had to steal the nomination from him? There you go. Me, I don’t take my marching orders from Killary. You can if you want. But I don’t.

Yep, every now and then President Trump is going to slip up and say something rational, something that makes sense. And he did that just last night when he said Australia has a better healthcare system than we do.

You know, maybe rather than following shills down the primrose path of “Russia, Russia, Russia!” we should start organizing against BOTH TrumpCare AND ObamaCare and stop being the laughing stock of the entire world.

Universal Healthcare… Medicare For All… NOW!
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FBI Director James Comey Testifies Before The Senate

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 06:45


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James Comey’s Explanation of the Clinton Emails on Weiner’s Computer is Total Absolute Bunk

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 06:10

by Scott Creighton

FBI Director James Comey testified before the senate yesterday about a number of issues including his release of the Oct. 28th letter stating he was re-opening the case against Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of a private server to handler all of her State Department communications. His testimony was chocked full of non-answers to direct questions due to “national security” and other such non-sense. Many others have accurately pointed these out which I will provide some links to later. One of the most notable discoveries yesterday that Comey refused to talk about in public was the revelation that AG Loretta Lynch appears to have been mentioned in an email saying to someone that she would only allow the then ongoing investigation into Hillary’s use of an illegal server to go “so far”

During Russia’s hacking campaign against the United States, intelligence agencies could peer, at times, into Russian networks and see what had been taken. Early last year, F.B.I. agents received a batch of hacked documents, and one caught their attention.

The document, which has been described as both a memo and an email, was written by a Democratic operative who expressed confidence that Ms. Lynch would keep the Clinton investigation from going too far, according to several former officials familiar with the document

If Ms. Lynch announced that the case was closed, and Russia leaked the document, Mr. Comey believed it would raise doubts about the independence of the investigation. New York Times

As we all know, Comey famously ended that investigation on July 5th, right before Hillary stole the nomination from Sanders voters on July 26th  and right after Bill Clinton met with AG Lynch on her plane for 30 minutes on June 29th.  And in late 2015, we now know, Lynch instructed Comey to quit referring to his investigation in Clinton as an “investigation” in public.

Clearly the fix was in very early on from the highest reaches of the Obama Justice Department… and it never ended, in my opinion.

What I wanted to discuss a little further are Dir. Comey’s assertions about the laptop that they received at the FBI during their investigation of Anthony Weiner’s sexually explicit online communications he had with someone who was found to be a minor. There are several things that make no sense.

According to Comey, Huma Abadin, Hillary Clinton’s longtime trusted personal assistant, forwarded several thousand official State Department emails to Anthony Weiner, her husband, for him to print for her so she could give them to Hillary Clinton. Some of those emails, according to Comey, were marked as classified.

Dir Comey then explained why he didn’t prosecute Huma for mishandling classified material. His explanation of that decision was beyond weak.

It is true, he acknowledged, that ignorance of the law does not make someone immune from it but he said, he didn’t know of anyone who was ever prosecuted after they claimed they didn’t know sending important classified material to someone with no clearance to handle such information on an unsecured system was a violation of the law.

That is remarkably dishonest on many levels. Aside from that, doesn’t he worry it sets a really bad precedent?

Regardless of that, Huma and the entire State Department staff had to attend classes on how to properly handle classified documents and emails, did they not? So, pretending Huma didn’t know what she was supposedly doing was a crime is an untenable explanation for the Director of the FBI, in my opinion.

Not only that but… since when does the State Department need a third party to print documents?

Don’t they have a secured system by which they can do that? They had better.

The entire story makes no sense at all. Not only his refusal to prosecute her, but also the act itself.

Wasn’t Anthony Weiner working at the time? And how is it that she thought sending documents to Weiner to print for Hillary would save time in the first place? Huma was with Hillary 24/7 while Weiner was back in D.C.  How the hell was he supposed to get the documents to them from there?

The story is ridiculous and Comey’s explanation of his reasons for not prosecuting Huma are even more laughable.

Then you look at the facts on the ground on Oct. 27thish. Comey made his announcement on the 28th because, he says, they came to him with information on the laptop and “metadata” that showed communications, “thousands of them”, that belonged to the State Department. According to Comey, they had to get a warrant to read them, but in fact, Weiner OFFERED UP the laptop as part of an attempt to cut a deal with the Feds, so as an offered bit of intel, they didn’t need a warrant. Not only that, but Comey now says the laptop was “seized” in the search of Weiner’s home during the other investigation… for which there was already a warrant. So why the new one? It makes no sense.

Comey goes on to say he had a choice… keep this a secret and risk the reputation of the FBI’s integrity (which is a joke in itself after all the terror attacks they thwarted after they created them themselves, all done under Comey’s watch, by the way… and after the Bill & Loretta meeting and his giving Hillary a pass) or go public with the new information right before the election.

Let me tell you this… they read those damn emails. Had there been nothing on that computer that further incriminated Hillary Clinton, they would never have even considered it a problem in the first place. Comey knew what he was suddenly sitting on and he was caught between a rock and a hard place. Had he squashed the investigation, he himself could be looking at serious time. So he reacted the only way he could.

As you can see, Dir. Comey’s official version of events as told by Dir. Comey yesterday makes no sense. None. It’s laughable. It’s an insult to our collective intelligence.

On the other hand, here’s a story that make sense. Try this one on for size.

Weiner offers up the laptop late into his negotiations with the Feds.

Huma Abadin admitted during her testimony to congress that Hillary and she had made a hard copy of all the files on her illegal server right after she left office. Huma said it was so Hillary could “write a book” in the future. Just the other day, Hillary talked about her currently “writing a book”

That hard copy back-up was put on a laptop by the company who set up her illegal server.

That’s the laptop Weiner gave the Feds in order to avoid going to prison as a child sexual predator.

Huma Abadin had no reason to ever send her pedophile husband any classified emails or any other State Department emails… ever. And she’s not dumb enough to be ignorant of the law or to violate it for no good reason. Plus, she already knew what her perv husband was doing in his spare time. Does Dir. Comey think we are too stupid to figure that one out?

Comey could not tell congress or the public he had the Holy Grail of the missing Clinton emails in that computer because he is still covering for the Clinton Royal Family… so he made up the story about Huma forwarding them to Weiner so he could print them.

And it’s a stupid story.

That’s why he wont prosecute Huma Abadin for violating the law regarding the handling of classified materials… because she didn’t.

That’s why he went through those mental gymnastics in the senate yesterday spinning up bullshit excuses as to why he wont prosecute her. Because if he told the truth about how those emails actually got on the laptop… he would have to release the emails… and reopen the prosecution of Hillary Clinton… not only for the use of an illegal private server… but also for whatever crimes are exposed in the thousands of emails she deliberately hid from public record.

Now.. does that story make more sense?


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Neo-Nazi network in German army exposed

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 04:23

(What they found was a neo-Gladio operation being planned in Germany to demonize a certain population and terrorize the leftist. It goes to the highest levels of the German military and as Mr. Schwarz points out, the media is more offended about it being exposed than the fact that it exists.)

(This revelation came on the heels of another false flag terror attack that happened in Germany not long ago. It was revealed an investor staged one in order to profit from various put options. Sound familiar?)

(Of course, non of this is covered in the complicit American media.)

by Peter Schwarz, WSWS

The arrest of a German army officer suspected of plotting the assassination of leftist politicians and high-ranking state officials has exposed the operations of neo-Nazi forces at the highest levels of the German military (Bundeswehr).

The information that has emerged thus far indicates that the suspected officer-terrorist was part of a broader network of fascists within the Bundeswehr, and that his activities were known to his superiors and covered up by them.

Most astonishing is the official reaction to these alarming revelations. They have prompted an outpouring of anger in the German media and from the establishment parties directed not at the existence of this network and evidence of its toleration by high-level state forces, but at mild criticisms of the military by Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen.

Given the historic crimes of German imperialism in the 20th century and the current revival of militarism in Germany, it is remarkable how little attention has been paid to these developments in the American and international press.

Lieutenant Franco A., 28, was arrested last week after coming to the attention of Austrian police when he sought to retrieve a weapon hidden at the airport in Vienna. It quickly emerged that the officer had been leading a double life. In addition to his activities in the Bundeswehr, Franco A, who does not speak a word of Arabic, had registered as a Syrian refugee and been recognized as such.

He apparently intended to carry out a terror attack under a false flag. A police search of his home uncovered a list of possible targets, which included, together with leftist politicians and activists, Justice Minister Heiko Maas and former German President Joachim Gauck.

Franco A. did not operate alone. The police have recovered shells and handguns from a 24-year-old accomplice, who was also arrested. The Defence Ministry has informed the parliamentary defence committee that the arrested officer may be part of an ultra-right network within the Bundeswehr.

The reaction of the military leadership suggests that this network is far more extensive and reaches much higher than has thus far been revealed. Defence Minister von der Leyen cancelled a planned trip to the US and invited 100 high-ranking military officers to Berlin on Thursday “to discuss the implications and consequences of the accumulated cases in the Bundeswehr.”

It is now clear that, for some time, Franco A.’s superiors were aware of his fascistic views and shielded him. As far back as 2014, his graduate thesis at the French military university Saint-Cyr was rejected on the grounds that it was not a scholarly work, but rather “a radical nationalist, racist appeal,” calling for “existing conditions to be adapted to the alleged natural law of racial purity.” The responsible French general advised Franco A.’s German superiors to sack him, but the latter concluded that he was not a racist. They hushed up the case and promoted his military career.

The neo-Nazi views of the first lieutenant were an open secret in the French town of Illkirch, where he served in a Franco-German unit. Investigators from the Bundeswehr have found “indications of right-wing and racist ideas” in his room. In addition to a swastika carved on an assault rifle, they discovered pictures glorifying Hitler’s army, the Wehrmacht.

Racist and authoritarian views and the glorification of violence are not only widespread in the Bundeswehr, they are actively encouraged by its leaders. The military intelligence service is currently investigating 275 extreme right-wing suspects. These investigations are exercises in damage control. Charges were dropped against one soldier who placed a photo of a machine gun on the Internet with the caption: “The fastest German asylum procedure: rejects up to 1,400 requests per minute.”

The tradition of Hitler’s Wehrmacht continues to be officially cultivated in the Bundeswehr. Many barracks bear the names of military officers who were implicated in the Nazis’ genocidal racial and war policies.

The universities of the Bundeswehr in Munich and Hamburg have repeatedly generated headlines by promoting right-wing extremism. In Munich, there was a controversy in 2011 surrounding the student magazine Campus when three of its editors expressed their support for the Conservative Revolutionary movement, one of the leading ideological forbears of the Nazis.

In Hamburg, the book Armee im Aufbruch (Army on the Move) was published in 2014 with contributions from sixteen officers who studied at the Bundeswehr University there and had combat experience in Afghanistan. The book is full of language typical of Nazi literature glorifying war.

The officers consider themselves to be an elite, opposed to a “hedonistic and individualistic” society focused on “self-gratification, consumption, pacifism and egoism,” a society that has no appreciation for the “striving for honour through great sacrifice,” for a “patriotic attitude to the people (Volk) and Fatherland” and for “courage, loyalty and honour.”

There was no protest against the book within the German political establishment. The right-wing, dictatorial standpoint it expressed is shared across the political spectrum.

When Defence Minister von der Leyen, a member of the ruling Christian Democratic Union, responded to the exposure of the Franco A. case by warning that “the German army has an attitude problem and it apparently has weak leadership at different levels,” she provoked a storm of protest. She may well lose her post, not because terror attacks on the former president and current ministers and members of parliament were planned from within the ranks of the Bundeswehr, but because she spoke out too sharply against it!

The Social Democratic Party (SPD), the Greens and the Left Party are protesting the loudest against von der Leyen. SPD Chairman Martin Schulz accused the defence minister of lacking a sense of responsibility. SPD defence expert Rainer Arnold called on her to apologise to her troops. Former Deputy Juso (SPD Young Socialists) Chairman Lars Klingbeil accused von der Leyen of “stabbing hundreds of thousands soldiers in the back.”

The Green Party defence expert Tobias Lindner declared, “It is not the Bundeswehr’s fault if it is increasingly attractive to right-wing extremists.” His colleague from the Left Party, Alexander Neu, proclaimed his opposition to placing all soldiers under general suspicion due to the case of Franco A.

These developments reveal the enormity of the swing to the right by the entire German ruling class and the advanced state of its campaign to again make Germany the hegemon of Europe and a world military as well as economic power. The deepening crisis of world capitalism and rising economic and geo-political tensions are tearing Europe apart and fracturing the Atlantic alliance, increasingly pitting Germany against the United States.

Under these conditions, German imperialism must seek to sanitize its criminal past and rewrite its history to rehabilitate fascism, as it transforms the Bundeswehr into a lethal force of professional killers, capable of waging war all over the world.

Claims that the German ruling class learned its lesson from the Holocaust and the crimes of the Nazis, and that the military had purged itself, are exposed as myths.

In a commentary on Tuesday, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung co-editor Berthold Kohler derided the “fantasy image” of the Bundeswehr “as a kind of missionary military that spreads the gospel of the German constitution so that the German spirit shall heal the world.” He wrote: “Whoever sends soldiers into crises and wars must prepare themselves and the soldiers for the harshness and cruelty that awaits them.” Because the Bundeswehr has to teach its recruits “to fight and kill… it must be able to go to the limits of what is permissible in terms of hardship in training its fighting units.”

The spread of militarism into all spheres of society is an international phenomenon. In the US, Donald Trump, the most right-wing president in American history, has appointed generals to all the main security-related ministries, as American imperialism spearheads the drive to World War III. In France, heavily armed soldiers routinely patrol the streets since the imposition of a state of emergency a year-and-a-half ago.

The general silence to date of the international media on the growth of fascistic forces within the German military is itself an expression of the turn by the ruling classes of the world toward war and dictatorship.

Peter Schwarz


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Billions of Dollars Later, the Hunt for Joseph Kony Peters Out

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 07:44

by Scott Creighton

Emmanuel Goldstein = Osama bin Laden = Joseph Kony = “ISIS”

The search for Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda, was never a real thing. It was all about creating a boogeyman who the fake “progressive” Obama administration could use to justify sending troops into Africa to put down various uprisings against our imperialist occupations across the continent. In that respect, it was much like “ISIS” in Iraq which was created by US interests to help Obama justify sending troops BACK into the country to put down a real uprising coming from the General Military Council for Iraqi Revolutionaries which threatened to retake the country away from our puppet dictator left in charge when we pulled out our military.

“Kony is everywhere, but more importantly, he is nowhere. The hunt is a performative space, a void into which his pursuers can insert themselves.David Gauvey Herbert

Since the Kony campaign started in 2011, the US military has spent over $780,000 trying to capture him… supposedly. They failed in that effort. They failed in that effort and then they just.. gave up. Oh well. A monster still lurks around in the deep dark bush of Africa, according to them, and they just simply don’t care anymore. That is, if you believe the official story.

“America’s role in the hunt for Lord Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony has officially begun to draw to a close, even though the notorious warlord is still on the loose…

Approximately 100 combat-ready US troops have aided the effort since the US-backed mission to capture Kony first began in 2011, at a cost to the US of about $780 million, Pentagon spokeswoman Maj. Audricia Harris told CNN Monday.” CNN

Billions were ultimately spent on this project. Money came from other nations contributing to the military side of the conflict while hundreds of millions more poured into the coffers of various not-for-profit NGOs as well.

In terms of capturing or killing the elusive Kony, the only tangible success they had was getting their hands on his bathtub. Yes, his bathtub. One billion bucks to confiscate… a bathtub.

Uganda is a corrupt nation. One of the most corrupt in fact. The mayor of Gulu for example is a former Uganda National Liberation Front member. That was a death squad that existed way back when Idi Amin ruled the country and certain globalist-minded folks wanted him gone. Former murderers, rapists and thugs are littered throughout Ugandan politics theses days and those were the kinds of folks we just spent nearly one billion dollars propping up militarily.

There is a highly publicized prosecution taking place in the country these days. The trial, much like the Stop KONY 2012 campaign itself, is a production.

The ICC does indeed run the Trust Fund for Victims, a modest effort that has spent roughly $1 million on physical psychological rehabilitation programs in northern Uganda since 2009. But large-scale reparations payments to victims are unlikely—and this myth underpins much of the local interest in the ICC prosecution.

“That’s something that bothers me,” says Ledio Cakaj, an LRA researcher and author of When The Walking Defeats You: One Man’s Journey as Joseph Kony’s Bodyguard. “People are signing up as prosecution witnesses with the exact idea that there will be money.”

The ICC’s prosecution is further muddled by the bizarre circumstances of the case: Ongwen is a former child soldier himself. He was abducted as a 14-year old, and he was once caned 200 times for disobeying orders. Ongwen surrendered in 2015 after falling out with Kony, apparently fearing that he would be murdered. His relief in escaping is clear in a photograph included in some flyers that the US military has airdropped over central Africa to encourage further LRA defections: in the photo, Ongwen is beaming after his arrest. Some former LRA abductees have argued that Ongwen should be pardoned.

“The Ongwen case is really weird in many, many ways,” Cakaj told me. “I just don’t see how this ends up well for anyone, be it Ongwen or the victims.”  David Gauvey Herbert

How about that? The International Criminal Court is PAYING witnesses to testify against Kony and his associates in this kangaroo court production. And they one guy they have to lynch just happens to be a guy who fled Kony’s LRA and turned himself over to authorities hoping to escape the horrors.

The last person we know to have actually met Joseph Kony was a reporter who interviewed him in 2006 after the failed peace negotiations with the Ugandan dictator Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who’s been in power since 1986. He is brutal and was involved in the bloody coups which overthrew two Ugandan leaders of the past. Museveni has been a particular favorite of American presidents for a very long time. The mayor of Gulu has nothing on this guy.

David Gauvey Herbert wrote a pretty good article on the psyop that was the Stop KONY program in spite of the fact that he only seems to hint at the deceptive nature of it all.

“There was something irresistible about the idea of Kony as darkness personified in the heart of Africa, enslaving women, summoning spirits, in the smoke,” Green wrote. “Voodoo, harems, barbarism, and magic—he was every primitive cliché rolled into one.”

Kony is a villain out of central casting.”

Indeed, like Goldstein, bin Laden and “ISIS”, Joesph Kony was a figure straight out of central casting. Kony was a construct intended to generate money, lots of money, that never really went to fighting anyone as far as Herbert could tell. It did fund a lot of NGOs and start-up businesses and prostitution rings in Uganda. But not much else.

These people needed money. Billions of dollars had gone a lot of places. It had gone to Kampala and The Hague and San Diego. It had purchased plane tickets and assault rifles and espressos. In Lukodi, where the sun bakes the painted names of the dead on a crude memorial, it has purchased not very much at all.

I know the story of the rape of Africa by the first African-American president isn’t a new one. But unfortunately, it doesn’t get much press these days now that ObamaGod is out of office and cashing in at Cantor Fitzgerald to the tune of $400,000 per hour (and yes, that Wall Street firm is heavily invested in Africa)

I wonder how these idiots feel today?

These idiots who jumped on the feel-good pro-war bandwagon some 5 years or so after Joseph Kony likely died running his rebellion against a dictator loved by the likes of Dick Cheney and George W. Bush.

Their self-satisfied rush of vanity is long gone. So is a billion bucks or more.

And Kony? The manufactured spokesman for globalist intervention across the whole of Africa? His myth is still intact. No fake Seal Team 6 death scene for him as of yet.

But you never know. Trump could use a boost to his poll numbers these days, so, maybe that’s a project some Wag the Dog washed-up Hollywood producer could pitch to Washington in the next few months.


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The Real History of Trump’s First 100 Days: Crazy Warmongering Corporate Press Accuses Trump of Being Crazy for Not Being a Warmonger

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 07:18

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE at end of article

From Mika and Joe to hacks like CNN’s Chris Cillizza, members of the complicit media are beside themselves this morning screeching about President Trump’s “bizzare” comments regarding Andrew Jackson, Obama’s surveillance of the Trump campaign and a possible meeting with Kim Jung Un.

On Morning Joe they suggested in no uncertain terms that Trump looks like he is suffering from dementia mainly because he called the leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea a “smart cookie” and said he would be “honored” to meet with him to work out their differences. This practically sent the entire globalist cabal of talking heads into a frenzy. Later they had Sen. John McCain scheduled to come on and give his sane opinion of this development.

Let that sink in for a second.

Whenever this president hints at normalizing relationships with various regime-change targets or when he seems to oppose a vital part of our globalist, neoliberal economy or foreign policy, the  lying media, complicit in their servitude to neoliberal globalization, goes absolutely bat-shit crazy just like they are today. This is the real history of Trump’s first 100 days in office.

How is opening up a dialog with a nation like the DPRK, that seems like it could potentially cost American service men and women their lives in a pending conflict, not a good, reasonable, mature idea for a leader of this country? I thought avoiding war was a good thing. Perhaps not.

How is speaking with the leader of a NATO country and patting him on the back after a tense referendum result not a positive step? After all, Turkey is slaughtering “ISIS” members by the dozens. Aren’t we at war with “ISIS” or am I missing something?

And how exactly is letting the people of a nation decide who ultimately leads them considered a bad thing? Is that not democracy? Isn’t Syria a secular nation?

This past weekend President Trump skipped the White House Correspondence Dinner because, according to him, the press has treated him very badly.

At one point during that little echo chamber party some speaker said they were there to defend the 1st amendment which of course they didn’t with their promotion of the “fake news” list of websites they all wanted to see shut down, you know, the ones that spend a lot of time exposing just how many times these White House correspondents lie to us all day, every day.

And they also said they weren’t “fake news” and they weren’t “a threat to the American people”

Nothing could be further from the truth. They are absolutely “fake news”. They are useful idiots at best and ladder-climbing Mockingbird propagandists at worst.

Trump was right to skip out on the dinner. The press is trying their level best to influence foreign and domestic policy as is set by the White House. But they aren’t doing so in a way as to actually help the American people. They are doing so in order to help push neoliberal globalist agendas handed down to them by their various handlers, publishers or owners. And this is becoming so widespread, so obvious, it’s literally painful to watch.

Joe Scarborough this morning kept trying to get his guests to say they have never seen a president so out of touch with reality because of some ignorant comment he made about Andrew Jackson. When Mark Halprin reasonably said he wasn’t going to diagnose the seated president based on some comment he made, you should have seen the looks Joe and Mika hit him with. It was like he just admitted to raping children or something.

We have seen the press take odds with a president’s actions in the past. But nothing like this. All of these issues reflect a desire to improve various situations rather than escalate them to the point of armed conflict and the complicit media are beside themselves in their efforts to derail them.

According to them, it is simply madness to seek peace before conflict.

The reason for this is simple: if you peacefully resolve and issue with the nations of the world our masters of the universe have tagged for bloody regime change a number of industries stand to lose vast sums of profits. The MIC is obviously the first but after them there are literally a hundred different special interests who will be denied their opportunity to pick the decimated nation clean to the bone for their profit. When you negotiate a peace you don’t end up with the glorious chaos they wish to create in that nation. A chaos that they can exploit for their own gains like they did in Yugoslavia, Somalia, Sudan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Ukraine for example.

Giving up on the North Korea regime change operation is deeply troubling to a certain class of folks because that nation has so many nationalized industries and services that they can buy up for pennies on the dollar and liquidate.

In Syria, not only do they have the privatizations waiting in the wings, but the Greater Kurdistan project is a trillion dollar a year proposition which will also go a long way to winning the Grand Chessboard match with Russia. And that’s too say nothing of Israel getting a large chunk of Syria to add to their Greater Israel project.

But for all of these things to come to fruition military intervention has to be the vehicle of transition. That’s because they wont give up voluntarily and because they WANT the decimation of the nation, they want the chaos, they want the total demolition of the national identity of the people living in those countries. They want them reduced to child-like states so they will not resist the occupation and remaking of their countries. They want the infrastructure destroyed so they can rebuild it, for a profit.

On the surface it seems crazy, wanting war over peace. But in reality, when you look at it through their eyes, it’s the most logical and rational path they could hope for.

The thing about a corporation is this: it is, by definition and by law, designed to be sociopath. Regardless of the detriment caused to others, the corporate bylaws mandate putting profit above all else. The never-ending demand to consume more and more of the market share.

Thus the corporate media reflect this mandate, this sociopathic drive for more.

Ironic isn’t it? We have so internalized the corporate state that we find the pursuit of peaceful resolutions to conflict to be insane. Remarkable. Lewis Powell would be proud.

UPDATE:

John Oliver apparently got the talking point memo like Joe and Mika.

If you constantly inundate a population with the same message from every angle you can, eventually the lie becomes the truth. In the mornings, operations like Morning Joe hit em with the “serious” news angle about this while in the evenings when people let their guards down, the exact same message is delivered with a smile and a laugh track.

This is orchestrated. It is by design. And yes, it is the most serious threat to our “democracy” that I have seen since the buildup to the illegal invasion of Iraq.


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It Is Becoming Illegal To Be Homeless In America As Houston, Dallas And Dozens Of Other Cities Pass Draconian Laws

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 08:52

by Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse

Should we make homelessness against the law and simply throw all homeless people into prison so that we don’t have to deal with them?  Incredibly, this is actually starting to happen in dozens of major cities all across the United States.  It may be difficult to believe, but in many large urban areas today, if you are found guilty of “public camping” you can be taken directly to jail.  In some cities, activities such as “blocking a walkway” or creating any sort of “temporary structure for human habitation” are also considered to be serious crimes.  And there are some communities that have even made it illegal to feed the homeless without an official permit.  Unfortunately, as the U.S. economy continues to slow down the number of homeless people will continue to grow, and so this is a crisis that is only going to grow in size and scope.

Of course the goal of many of these laws is to get the homeless to go somewhere else.  But as these laws start to multiply all across the nation, pretty soon there won’t be too many places left where it is actually legal to be homeless.

One city that is being highly criticized for passing extremely draconian laws is Houston.  In that city it is actually illegal for the homeless to use any sort of material to shield themselves from the wind, the rain and the cold

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is taking a similar approach—his anti-encampment ordinance makes it illegal to use “fabric, metal, cardboard, or other materials as a tent or temporary structure for human habitation.” This ensures that the Houstonian homeless are vulnerable not just to the elements, but also to the constant threat of the police. Officials cite one of the most common justifications for crackdowns on the homeless: neighborhood safety (a more socially acceptable way of talking about the not-in-my-backyard mentality).

With all of the other problems that we are facing as a nation, it stuns me that there are politicians that would spend their time dreaming up such sick and twisted laws…

[read more here]


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Clashes erupt between police & demonstrators during Paris protest (WATCH LIVE)

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 08:44

from RT

Clashes have erupted in central Paris between police and demonstrators protesting against both candidates who qualified for the second round of the French presidential elections.

Protesters have been throwing smoke grenades at police, who tried to push the crowds backwards down the road, live Ruptly footage from the scene shows.

Fires could be seen burning alongside the road. A policeman was reportedly injured in the clashes.

Tear gas has been deployed by law enforcement to keep the increasingly angry crowd at bay…

[see live webstream here]


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