Monday, August 20, 2018

John Brennan, CIA: Unspeakable Evil,Traitor, Communist, Hawk, Deep State Operative

By all accounts John Brennan is one evil dude. The right currently hates him because of his hatred for President Trump, as well as his role in masterminding RussiaGate aka SpyGate aka IntelGate. Brennan was clearly a critical operative who indeed did use his vast powers as CIA Director to pimp for Hillary Clinton with the hope of swinging the 2016 presidential election.

Many on the left, especially those who value civil liberties and are antiwar, also hate Brennan.  Stephen Lendman ( is liberal blogger who had some choice words to say about Brennan, in an article titled 'NBC Hires War Criminal John Brennan', here.
Brennan is a deplorable figure, a longtime imperial spear carrier, most recently serving as Bush/Cheney’s counterintelligence director, then Obama’s homeland security advisor and CIA director. 
He was Obama’s Murder, Inc. administrator, chairing a panel of National Security Council officials, along with others from the CIA, FBI, Pentagon, and State Department, waging US war OF terror at home and abroad, deciding who lives or dies... 
He was involved in torture and abuse at Guantanamo and other US torture prisons. 
Russiagate is a cooked up Brennan scheme, complicit with Obama and Hillary to delegitimize Trump, trying to prevent his election, aiming to remove him from office once in power, plotting a coup d’etat against a sitting president, the way banana republics operate, rogue state America worse than any around.

Brennan reflects the worst of imperial lawlessness, a war criminal, a Russophobic/Islamophobic rogue actor, involved in cooking up phony accusations of Russian US election meddling, a serial liar, a threat to world peace – splendid credentials for an NBC News talking head contributor.
Lendman is no Trump supporter but he is a ferocious antiwar activist who has nothing but contempt for Hillary Clinton because of her murderous interventions in Libya and Syria.

With the Trump hating Brennan being hired by NBC - MSNBC, he's become a big name player and darling with the Trump hating US media and he even called Trump a traitor, a death penalty crime in America.  Exactly why high ranking government officials keep their high level national security clearances after leaving government service isn't clear but fed-up Trump finally revoked Brennan's security clearance.  The already unhinged Brennan became even more unhinged and wrote a blistering lie filled piece that the lying New York Times published.

The piece is so outrageous that it's worth quoting but the full article is:

John Brennan: President Trump’s Claims of No Collusion Are Hogwash

Before I get into quoting the unhinged Brennan and his baseless accusations that include ZERO proof of anything that he alleges, I'd like to comment on the issue of Russian collusion in the 2016 election.  I read a lot of foreign media, including Russian media.  The Russian media didn't seem too interested in the US presidential election and viewed it as a contest between the devil that they do know (Hillary Clinton) and a politically unknown American real estate magnate who had a very entertaining TV reality show.  The Russians never viewed Trump as a serious politician yet alone a competent or experienced diplomat and believed based on poll data that Clinton would easily win.  Accordingly, it's highly unlikely that the Russians would have even invested much of anything into swinging an election that they believed was already a done deal before the votes were cast on election day.

Also, the REAL Russian collusion story is the story of Hillary Clinton bribing the Russians to get approval for the Russian acquisition of Uranium One, a Hillary Clinton deal that literally sold 20% of US uranium to the Russians in exchange for a $145 million contribution to the Clinton Foundation.  I'd also like to add that it's reasonable to conclude that the Russians, or any foreign government for that matter, prefer US officials and presidents who are known to be corrupt and could be easily bribed.  Getting what you want with a bribe is always a hell of a lot easier and cheaper than going to war for it.

Anyway, Brennan's NYT rant against Trump is full of raw and absolute hatred for Russia and Putin.  It's also the act of a desperate man who increasingly is being pinpointed as the front man in the Obama Administration's efforts to get Clinton elected by hook or crook and that it was Brennan himself who was the grand ringleader in the schemes and scams to discredit Trump with lies so egregious that even the creepy Comey called the now infamous Steele dossier 'salacious and unverified'. Brennan lets lose with:

...these Russian operatives and agents are well trained in the art of deception. They troll political, business and cultural waters in search of gullible or unprincipled individuals who become pliant in the hands of their Russian puppet masters. Too often, those puppets are found. In my many conversations with James Comey, the F.B.I. director, in the summer of 2016, we talked about the potential for American citizens, involved in partisan politics or not, to be pawns in Russian hands. We knew that Russian intelligence services would do all they could to achieve their objectives, which the United States intelligence community publicly assessed a few short months later were to undermine public faith in the American democratic process, harm the electability of the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, and show preference for Mr. Trump.

Basically, Brennan is stating that the Russians are so brilliant and manipulative that they have the power to make American voters 'unprincipled individuals who become pliant' and 'pawns in Russian hands'.  He's also implying that the American voters are too stupid to think for themselves.  When Brennan speaks about harming the electability of Clinton, that in itself is worth a roaring LOL.  Clinton did an outstanding job at harming herself by being a lazy and arrogant candidate whose description of Trump voters as DEPLORABLES probably pissed off enough Americans to send them running to Trump. late July 2016, however, when Mr. Trump, then a presidential candidate, publicly called upon Russia to find the missing emails of Mrs. Clinton...
That is hilarious especially considering that the only reason Clinton had a private server in the first place was to secretly circumvent US public disclosure laws and FOIA requests because she was running an illegal play-to-play scam that clearly included shaking down the Russians for $145 million in the Uranium One deal.  As for the missing 30,000 plus emails that were wiped from her server with Bleach Bit AFTER she received a subpoena for that server, it's clear that Clinton was literally destroying evidence which is a felony.  Furthermore, it is widely speculated that the information on Clinton's unsecured server probably was hacked by various foreign entities (wasn't hard to do).  Any amateur geek could do it and that server also contained classified information. 

Brennan's coup de grace flatout accuses President Trump and his associates of outright criminal behavior without offering any proof whatsoever. 

The only questions that remain are whether the collusion that took place constituted criminally liable conspiracy, whether obstruction of justice occurred to cover up any collusion or conspiracy, and how many members of “Trump Incorporated” attempted to defraud the government by laundering and concealing the movement of money into their pockets.
Boom! One of the most deceitful and deplorable characters in US political history is accusing Trump and/or his associates of criminal collusion, conspiracy, obstruction of justice, money laundering and hiding money that somehow ended up in their own pockets! 

If anything, what Brennan accuses Trump and his associates of doing is really a very brief synopsis of the crimes of Clinton Incorporated.  Bill and Hillary Clinton have done all of that for decades and they got away with it.

Finally, it's most interesting to note that all the things that Brennan accuses Trump of doing has been under investigation by  Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his pack of rabid Trump hating pit bull prosecutorial team members for 18 months.  They have NOTHING, yet motor mouth Brennan in cahoots with the NYT believe that they can take down a legally elected sitting president with lies, false accusations, innuendo and suggestion?

Want to talk hogwash?  It's Brennan the scared, pathetic, desperate and soon to be outed traitor, provocateur extraordinaire and purveyor of fiction who is spewing hogwash.  His sorry ass doesn't deserve to be saved and it would indeed constitute an egregious and flagrant abuse of the rule of law to allow him to abuse his power and continue to get away with his crimes.

I'll end this post by providing a few more interesting links for those who are truly following this issue:

Is John Brennan The Mastermind Behind Russiagate?

John Brennan, Melting Down and Covering Up...He accuses Trump of treason. But what's his bluster really about?

Russiagate or Intelgate?The publication of the Republican House Committee memo and reports of other documents increasingly suggest not only a “Russiagate” without Russia but also something darker: The “collusion” may not have been in the White House or the Kremlin.

From the NWO, Shadow Government, Deep State & Media to Exposing Truth

Print and broadcast US media have always been the vanguard of statist propaganda, the New World Order, the Deep State and the sinister plots to militarily concentrate power into the hands of a few dozen ruling elites.  At the top of the pyramid of global power sits the Banksters and Military Industrial Security Complex, followed by corporatists, defense contractors, fascists and the thoroughly corrupt political class whom they literally OWN by virtue of having enough wealth to buy them.  Congress should be brandishing a neon sign on its doom that screams BOUGHT and PAID FOR.  The number of honest Congress Critters can be counted on one hand and include Rand Paul, Thomas Massie and a few others.

The elites who control, fund and own the Republican and Democratic Parties got the shock of their lives in 2016.  Republican primary voters rejected the anointed one - Jeb Bush - and nominated Donald Trump who vigorously campaigned on the themes of Drain the Swamp, better trade deals for American workers and a more peaceful foreign policy.  Still, the elites were convinced that the Democrat anointed one - Hillary Clinton - would easily defeat The Donald, a man who literally tweeted his way all the way to the White House.  Trump winning the primary and the general election was NOT supposed to happen.  The media pollsters and pundits produced hundreds of non-stop polls and analysis proclaiming that Hillary enjoyed a 90-95 % probability of smoking Trump and his army of deplorables.


So what is the Deep State to do even as it refuses to accept that for the first time ever, it and its operatives lost a presidential election?  Within days after Hillary's incredible and unexpected defeat, the Clinton Campaign, Intel Agencies led by the Communist CIA Director John Brennan, the FBI, the DOJ, the State Department and other Deep State operatives flew into the WE MUST STOP TRUMP FROM BEING INAUGURATED campaign by hatching the idiotic Russian conspiracy nonsense.  Actually, this started before the election as a strategy to discredit Trump.  After the election, it ramped up considerably and the goal was to have the federal judiciary (SCOTUS) nullify the election based on foreign interference despite not even having a shred of evidence.  They funded Green Party's Jill Stein's court challenges to Trump victories in WI, MI and PA which if reversed would have made Clinton the victor.  These cases were quickly tossed by judges on the basis that Stein had no standing, couldn't have won anyway and therefore was not an aggrieved party.  Finally, they launched a campaign pleading with the Electoral College electors to defy the will of the voters and elect Hillary.

The media and Deep State operatives have been trashing Trump ever since he announced his bid for the presidency in June, 2015.  Trump hate seriously ramped up in the months leading to election day and vastly accelerated on election night 2016 when he stunned the world with a victory.  While the accusations of Fake News and its pundits grow more and more vicious and even bizarre, what is clear is that there is an anti-establishment fervor exploding in Europe and America and it all started with Brexit.  Without Brexit, Trump may not have won.  After Brexit and Trump's ascendancy to the White House, voters in other nations commenced revolts - the Italians and Austrians elected populist anti-immigration candidates.  Angela Merkel is barely hanging on in Germany where she is increasingly unpopular.  Muslim immigration is dramatically growing European welfare rolls while the ungrateful immigrants commit violence and rape against its generous hosts nations.

When we think of the Deep State, its elites and the world order, it's fairly simple strategy that fully intends to impose a totalitarian global industrial feudalism upon every human being on the planet.  It's called globalism and its masquerading as capitalism and free market. Yes, humanity has suffered through feudalism in the past but it's reach had been somewhat geographically limited but generally busted up with the advent of secure property rights and industrialization that deposed feudal landowners and freed humans from systemic serfdom.  The lords who lived in baronial splendor doled out to them for their loyalty to a king suffered setbacks.

There have been 3 major breakthrough gifts to humanity, albeit a humanity concentrated in Europe and America.  These magnificent gifts are:

1. Property rights and capitalism
2. Western Civilization
3. Judeo-Christian Culture

As they each struggled for economic, political and social change, they not only succeeded in divesting monarchs, emperors and land barons of their absolute powers, they dramatically forged a new system of laws that fueled human rights, religious rights, tolerance and a future for the common man.

As standards of living soared in America and Europe, it elevated the common man to unprecedented levels of power and prosperity.  He had rights and he had a future if he was willing to work hard.  While the common man birthed in the West enjoyed heretofore unparalleled rights and prosperity, most of humanity was languishing in the Dark Ages simply because they lacked secure economic and property rights.  The decentralization of political and monetary power was boom for the common man.  He wasn't a slave.  He wasn't anybody's property.  He was in fact legally SOVEREIGN with a bundle of rights that no government or man could take away.

Well, the feudalists are back and have become a deadly microbe that has infected America and the West in a very big way.  Their rise to power started with the concentrations of financial powers by the banksters (Wall Street) and corporatists, otherwise defined as fascists, plutocrats, oligarchs and the ruling monetary elites.  Central banking, especially the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913, that facilitated the concentration of financial powers also resulted in the growth of government power.  Today, the Republican Party, Republican National Committee (RNC), Democratic Party and Democratic National Committee (DNC) are nothing more than monstrous special interest fund raising machines where the banksters, the military industrial security complex and corporatists literally buy and outright own the political system and politicians.

Astoundingly, Trump managed to squeeze through the cracks of this seemingly impenetrable monetary and political fire wall that was not only funded by special interests but also had other heavy duty artillery consisting of US intel agencies, here, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), US State Department and other federal agencies.  I collectively call them Fedzilla because they wield vast unaccountable powers and are for the most part ABOVE THE LAW.  Finally, the great propaganda machine for the banksters, corporatist and Fedzilla has always been the US media that was supposed to function as a vanguard to disseminate misinformation, disinformation and outright lies.

Fast forward to the here and now.  Every since the 2016 election, the above powers have been in a state of absolute panic as they scratch their heads and literally scream WHAT WENT WRONG?

Well, the answer is pretty damn simple and doesn't include Putin or Russia.  The PEOPLE who are typically clueless sensed that things were not going well for them and they rose up to challenge the system and their masters by electing Trump, a guy who was ridiculed by everybody as unelectable but nevertheless defied all odds and defeated the SYSTEM by tweeting his way all the way to the White House with 24/7 nonstop populist messaging.   It really is that simple and it's why and how Trump defeated Hillary Clinton.

Still, it hasn't rolled back the anger of the elites nor their will to do anything, legal or illegal, to depose Trump or otherwise evict him from the White House.

The elites have always and specifically targeted the previous 3 biggies I mentioned as institutions that absolutely must be obliterated and replaced with global corporatist governance via the UN and its nefariously corrupt global institutions.

Let's get back to 1. property rights and capitalism, 2. Western Civilization and 3. Judeo Christian culture. All 3 have been slated for permanent extinction.  First you weaken national sovereignty by flooding nations with enough hostile immigrants that the host nation will fracture and Balkanize.  Without the cohesion of borders, language and culture, a sovereign nation becomes nothing more than a patch of dirt occupied by competing and warring tribes. Secondly, you attack the core attributes of western civilization, namely property rights and economic liberty, by promoting socialism and statist control of everything.  Once 1. and 2. have been achieved, Judeo Christian culture will automatically collapse.  The end game has always been global governance and the total eradication of the nation state.

Finally, the attacks on Trump by the Deep State and its operatives - government agencies, bought and paid for Congress Critters, the US media and even very rich players like George Soros who funds the Resistance and groups like Antifa - will continue unabated and even intensify.

Yes, those who voted for real change, as opposed to the man of fake change (President Obama), are in for the fight of their lives.

If anything, Trump's election was a sliver of hope to rollback the powers of the elites and to challenge their hideous goals.  As long as Trump continues to piss folks off, he's delivering on his campaign promises for a better deal for America and American workers.

For both sides, winning is obviously everything which is why I Stand With Trump.  He's not Rand Paul or Ron Paul and he's far from a perfect but he fights like hell for what he believes is right and that in itself is uncompromisingly refreshing in a political atmosphere that has been engineered to protect the elites and their insidious power.

Anybody who loves America has a choice:  Stand With Trump for a better economic and more peaceful sovereign future for America and Americans or vote to sellout their liberty and America to the global elites and their operatives.

Midterms will be the mother of all midterms.  The very fate and survival of America is at stake.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Who Cares About the #NFL, If They Stand or Kneel, I Don't.

Conservatives are in a state of absolute horror over kneeling football players.  The left vigorously defends their absolute right TO KNEEL as a First Amendment issue, not that the left even cares about the First Amendment.

Personally, I don't give a flying fuck about this issue and neither should any sane human being because the FREE MARKET should be sorting it out. The NFL consists of privately owned football teams that generally operate under rules established by the NFL, something that is also their right.

Above all, football is a BUSINESS, a very big and lucrative business.  According to Forbes, the average NFL franchise is worth $2.5 billion and the Dallas Cowboys are worth nearly $5 billion, here.   If the fans don't like the actions of the players and teams, actions that are reinforced by team owners and NFL rules, then the fans can just boycott football and Walk Away.  Decisions have an economic impact.  If ticket sales and revenues nosedive because the fans revolt and cease being fans then the football teams will definitely suffer an economic consequence.

Meanwhile, we have the right demanding that the football players be FORCED to stand for the National Anthem.  Guess what?  It's NOT their right to demand anything.  Heck, even President Trump, who I generally like but disagree with on this issue, has chirped in with recent tweets:

The NFL players are at it again - taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem. Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their “outrage” at something that most of them are unable to define. They make a fortune doing what they love......

.....Be happy, be cool! A football game, that fans are paying soooo much money to watch and enjoy, is no place to protest. Most of that money goes to the players anyway. Find another way to protest. Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!
Lol, 'SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY' for failing to worship the flag is indeed draconian and ridiculous.  Since when was the NFL required to worship Old Glory?

I 100% endorse the right of football teams to make their own business decisions and they absolutely have the right to make BAD decision that hold the potential to negatively impact revenues and profits.  That's the definition of free enterprise.

How did football even become a political football?  Why is football suddenly a prop for statism and an icon of statist values and worship?

I have a solution: Ditch the playing of the National Anthem and just pay ball! Hello, isn't that what football is supposed to do, or was until it became a stupid political hot potato issue.  Even worse, why has football become just another divisive racial issue, mostly black players vs. white fans?

Crazy Reuters even ran a piece titled:

NFL: Last sports bastion of white, male conservatives
Of people who identified themselves as part of the NFL fan base 83 percent were white, 64 percent were male, 51 percent were 45 years or older, only 32 percent made less than $60,000 a year, and, to finish the point, registered Republicans were 21 percent more likely to be NFL fans than registered Democrats. Another factoid: NFL fans were 59 percent more likely than the average American to have played golf in the last year. You think the NFL is a lunch-bucket league? Not unless the lunch bucket is from Hermes.
But football’s appeal is more than demographics. The numbers reflect the values of white conservative males.
Wait a minute...How can white football fans who embrace mostly black football athletes be racist or a 'last sports bastion of white, male conservatives'?  If white football fans were indeed racists, they certainly wouldn't be shelling out big bucks to attend football games or devote so much time to watching football on TV.  Many of the NFL's most beloved and respected players are African American but it's somehow racist for white males to be football fans in a sports industry dominated by African Americans?

Personally, my biggest problems with football and other major sports is that the teams are all welfare queens who suck up a ton of taxpayer dollars and these taxpayer dollars do in fact subsidize the fat salaries of athletes.  Furthermore, football has been used as a propaganda vehicle by the government and the military industrial complex to worship the military and its missions.  In fact, the Pentagon even pays the NFL.

The Pentagon paid 14 NFL teams $5.4 million to 'salute troops'

As an antiwar activist, it's my view that using tax dollars to endorse America's wars is wrong and immoral.  Moreover, I endorse ending our neocon foreign policy and bringing our troops home to defend America, be with their families and NOT be killed in stupid wars.  US foreign policy is nothing more than MURDERING for defense contractor profits and has nothing whatsoever to do with US national security.

Finally, it's my belief that Trump should just butt out of telling the NFL how to run its business; nobody told him how to run his businesses.  Nationalizing sports is a very dangerous thing and renders sports nothing more than bread and circuses for the state.

If the NFL and team owners make decisions that hurt them, so be it. In a free market, customers always rule and fans are indeed customers. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Iran is NOT a terrorist nation. Saudi Arabia is the Kingpin of Islamist Terrorism.

Because of the US media, the military industrial complex and the neocons who control the US government, Iran is a nation that is constantly but unjustifiably vilified. The hate against Iran is so intense that the ignorant masses who believe the government and media are lusting to bomb to smithereens a nation of over 80 million folks who are guilty of NOTHING. Yet, nothing less than mushroom clouds over Iran will satisfy their appetite for mass murder and genocide. They are all singing to the tune of John McCain's Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran. Insane McCain is an evil rat bastard whose chronic lust for war renders him a dangerous sociopath. It's time to set the record straight on Iran and we need to start with Islamic terrorism and who is really guilty. Neither Iran nor Iranians nor Shiite Muslims are responsible for any acts of Islamist terrorism. All Islamist terrorism has been committed by Sunni Salafist Wahhabists who practice the most vile, deadly and intolerant form of Islam ever to exist. Wahhabism was spawned on the Arabian Peninsula and is the religion of Saudi Arabia, here. Let's briefly recap Islamic terror attacks. The list is EXTENSIVE, here, and everybody should read it but I'll list the major Islamist attacks, all of which were committed by Sunni Salafist Wahhabists and NOT Iran or Iranians or even Shiite Muslims. 08/07/1998 Tanzania and Kenya - 2 US embassies blown up, 224 dead
09/11/2001 World Trade Center bombing, 2,996 dead
10/12/2002 Bali bombings of resort area, 202 dead
10/23/2002 Moscow theatre attack, 129 dead
03/11/2004 Madrid train bombings, 192 dead
09/01/2004 Beslan, Russia school massacre, 385 dead
07/07/2007 London, 4 terror attacks on trains/bus, 50 dead
07/11/2006 Mumbai, India train bombing, 209 dead
11/26/2008 Mumbai financial district attack, 166 dead
11/13/2015 Paris Bataclan night club attacks, 137 dead
07/14/2016 Nice, France, Bastille Day attack, 86 dead

I REPEAT, neither Iran nor Iranians nor Shiite Muslims were responsible for any of these terror attacks. Yet, the kingpin of Islamist terror, Saudi Arabia, constantly gets a pass on its terrorism and the West blames Iran. Of course, it's a boldfaced lie. Exactly why the West genuflects before the evil terrorist nation of Saudi Arabia and behave like Saudi Stooges is complicated and involves the petro-dollar, explained here: Petro Dollar = ISIS Dollar, Saudi Arabia, Sunni Salafist Wahhabism and US Foreign Policy - Connect the Dots

Although I frequently speak the truth on Iran, Saudi Arabia and Islamist terrorism, I'm constantly attacked on social media by neocons, Saudi Bots, Saudi apologists, American Warvangelicals and assorted other uninformed folks who believe the government, neocon and Saudi narrative. It's OKAY, I'm used to attacks like this, a recent Twitter attack:

"You’re a fake MAGA supporter. Likely a troll account subsidized my the mullahs, designed to make our push for regime change look bad. Go back to polishing the ayatollah’s butt plug." LOL, now who is polishing the 'butt plug' of Islamist terrorists? NOT ME!!

Never FORGET that 15 of the 19 911 terrorists were Saudi nationals; 2 were from the UAE, 1 was from Egypt and 1 was from Lebanon. None were Iranians or Shiite Muslims. Recently, I posted a ton of stuff on Saudi Arabia committing genocide against the Houthi in Yemen. It's made even more despicable because the US is helping the Saudis commit genocide and I have criticized Trump and his administration on this issue. Facebook shut me down and I'm now pretty much in permanent Facebook jail because I do expose the horrors of war and war crimes, regardless of who does it. What does this tell me? It tells me that Facebook is not only a Saudi apologist but is also staffed with Saudi defenders and apologists who will shut down anybody who exposes the truth about the Saudis and Sunni Salafist Wahhabism. The social media war on truth is very real, especially for antiwar peace activists. As one who advocates for peace, liberty and prosperity for all people along with many others, it's true that we are being singled out and purged from social media. Despite my abhorrence of Wahhabism and much of Islam which I view as a very dangerous anti-liberty and intolerant ideology, I have consistently OPPOSED bombing, invading and attacking Muslim countries. They have problems and issues that only Muslims can solve. Western interventions only result in creating more jihadists and more terrorism. Facebook, Twitter, Google and gang are all Deep State operatives. Oppose the global system controlled by the military-industrial-security complex, banksters and NWO corporatists, then be prepared to suffer the consequences. I'm not about to give up or give in. As a citizen who researches and loves history, I will always pursue truth and justice. For more information on the issue of Saudi Arabia, Iran and Islamist terrorist, please read: Saudi Arabia and Sunni Wahhabism are Islamist Terrorists and NOT Iran, Shiite Islam, Shiites and Iranians

OH, and by the way, Iran is NOT enriching uranium nor does it have nuclear bombs, something that even the most hardcore Iran haters in the Trump Administration will even admit. Obama did 2 things that I like - he negotiated the JCPOA and opened up a US embassy in Cuba, something that was long over due. Regarding the JCPOA or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, it's been severely twisted by western neocons and even the Trump Administration. The goal of the JCPOA was to get Iran to give up its nuclear weapon ambitions in exchange for the lifting of sanctions. Iran is in compliance with the deal and it's the US that has reneged. For more on the JCPOA, please read.
Trump, Iran and the JCPOA - What it is and what isn't it. Well, that's my 2 cents for today. I come in peace, advocate for peace and pray for peace. Murdering folks for defense contractor and bankster profits DOES NOTHING for the cause of peace or peaceful co-existence.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Obama was NOT a man of peace & he exploded the world into more wars

Although Obama campaigned as a man of peace and advocated for a more peaceful foreign policy, his actual 8 year record is anything but peaceful.  Obama famously gave a speech saying that he was “opposed to dumb wars”.  Well, Obama lied and many died and he apparently doesn't believe that HIS wars were dumb wars.

The Nobel Peace Prize winning president astoundingly dropped over 26,000 in 2016 alone, his last year as president, here.

Democrats and liberals may cling to the delusion that Obama's foreign policy was brilliantly peaceful but Obama geographically outperformed George W. Bush when it came to expanding military operations by bombing and intervening in even more nations.   Obama's foreign policy legacy includes operations in 7 countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan.

None of these countries posed a national security threat to the US and all are Muslim majority nations.  While Republican wingnuts accuse Obama of actually being a Muslim (he's not), Obama's record on destroying Muslim lands and killing Muslims is pretty horrific. 

According to the very liberal The Atlantic, there were 3 theaters of US military operations when Obama assumed the presidency in 2009 - Afghanistan and Iraq both had troops and Pakistan was targeted with drone strikes. By 2016, Obama expanded military operations to include Syria, Libya and several nations in Africa and few Americans even knew what we were doing in Africa.

Vox ran a piece in October, 2017 on the expanding US military presence in Africa that began under George W. Bush and continued under Obama and Trump.

The Pentagon is rapidly expanding its presence in Africa and is now engaged in military operations — including active combat — in more than half a dozen African countries....

US forces have also regularly conducted raids and other missions in Chad, Cameroon, Uganda, and, of course, Niger, where there are at least 800 American troops deployed.

The missions rely on a broad array of legal authorities but have one particularly important thing in common: They have never been specifically authorized by Congress, let alone discussed and debated by the American public. Huge questions exist as to the strategic importance and relevance of all these missions, and whether they improve US national security enough to justify the high cost in blood and treasure. Since 2001, at least 36 soldiers have died conducting or supporting military operations in Africa, including Sgt. La David Johnson and the three others killed in Niger earlier this month....

.....the US has been working with governments in heavily Muslim West Africa to counter local Islamist groups since the George W. Bush administration. The US presence there ramped up considerably under the Obama administration...
Does anybody even know what the hell is going on in Africa and has been going on through 3 presidential administrations?  No!! Does anybody even know why Obama disastrously intervened in Syria or Libya while substantially destroying both nations?  NO!!

US military bases are strung around the world like an octopus.

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The 2016 presidential election put the foreign policy establishment in meltdown mode as Trump continuously hammered US foreign policy.  The foreign policy elites never expected Hillary Clinton to lose but they still felt extremely exposed, and to the point that they actually began attacking each other and some of it is downright hilarious.  Foreign Policy Magazine, a rabid neocon mouthpiece owned by the Washington Post, outright attacked Ben Rhodes, an Obama Deputy National Security Advisor, with a blistering piece titled:

A stunning profile of Ben Rhodes, the asshole who is the president’s foreign policy guru

Rhodes comes off like a real asshole. This is not a matter of politics — I have voted for Obama twice. Nor do I mind Rhodes’s contempt for many political reporters: “Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington. The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.”  
But, as that quote indicates, he comes off like an overweening little schmuck. This quotation seems to capture his worldview: “He referred to the American foreign policy establishment as the Blob. According to Rhodes, the Blob includes Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, and other Iraq-war promoters from both parties who now whine incessantly about the collapse of the American security order in Europe and the Middle East.” Blowing off Robert Gates takes nerve. 
Rhodes and others around Obama keep on talking about doing all this novel thinking, playing from a new playbook, bucking the establishment thinking. But if that is the case, why have they given so much foreign policy power to two career hacks who never have had an original thought? I mean, of course, Joe Biden and John Kerry. I guess the answer can only be that those two are puppets, and (as in Biden’s case) are given losing propositions like Iraq to handle.

LOL, that is seriously brutal and that piece was written BEFORE Trump was even elected.  These days, the entire foreign policy establishment is bipolar manic depressive and they just can't figure out why all their seemingly brilliant knuckleheads have failed miserably.

In any event, Obama and the Dems did massively ratchet up deadly foreign interventions.  Hillary ran on Obama's foreign policy, a foreign policy that she had a hand in crafting.

One thing is certain - the American people are finally fed up with neocon foreign policy and want a change.   Trump is just the guy to do it and he's got an awesome opportunity to get it right so long as he ignores the freaking neocons in his own administration. 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Why You Should Hold Your Nose and VOTE Republican for the Senate

As an independent voter, I'm hardly a fan of the Republicans whom I view as big spending, warmongering socialists and corporatists.  The Senate exception is Rand Paul who is the only constitutionalist out of a body of 100 and while some Republicans are not too horrid, most are worthless sellouts.

However, there are indeed critically important situation wherein voting R for the Senate makes a whole lot of sense EVEN if the Republican has a nasty record on a lot of issues.  Furthermore, it's highly unlikely that a Democrat would be an improvement over the worst Republican.

Let's examine 3 big reasons why voting Republican for a senator makes sense for conservatives and constitutionalists.

1. FEDERAL COURTS AND SCOTUS  The Senate alone has the power to confirm judicial nominees including Supreme Court Justices. If the Democrats control the Senate during the presidency of Donald Trump, there will be zero confirmations of any Trump Supreme Court nominees (except for a flaming Democrat approved liberal) and SCOTUS will become a 4-4 court which absolutely translates to SCOTUS becoming a lame duck court that will be incapable of rolling back unconstitutional acts of Congress and federal agencies.  Bear in mind that Obama and the Dems had 8 years to load up the federal court system with liberal jurists.  Trump's presidency holds the potential to level the ideological balance of the federal judiciary.

According to the SCOTUS website "Each Term, approximately 7,000-8,000 new cases are filed in the Supreme Court.", and "Plenary review, with oral arguments by attorneys, is currently granted in about 80 of those cases each Term, and the Court typically disposes of about 100 or more cases without plenary review.", here.

Plenary review is a legal procedure defining how higher courts review the decisions of lower courts.
In any event, SCOTUS takes very few cases and just because somebody files an appeal to SCOTUS, the probability of SCOTUS accepting the case is quite low (close to zero).

2. TREATY RATIFICATION AND US SOVEREIGNTY  The Senate alone has the power to ratify treaties and it's a difficult process requiring a super majority 2/3 ratification.  Consequently, few treaties are ratified. This is critically important because UN and global governance advocates seek to weaken and ultimately destroy US national sovereignty by ratifying UN treaties.

The Republicans have successfully stopped many nasty treaties from being ratified including the Law of the Sea Treaty also know as LOST which would have put all the oceans and seas under UN control.  The Republicans have stopped the Democrats from ratifying the UN's Small Arms Treaty which was a direct assault on gun rights.

Republican Senators generally tend to uphold US sovereignty and reject sovereignty slashing UN treaties.  The Democrats welcome outsourcing US sovereignty to supranational institutions.

3. SECOND AMENDMENT The R's are far more likely to uphold the 2nd amendment than the Democrats who have a long history of not only opposing the 2nd amendment but slowly hacking away at it.

In summary, the courts, treaty ratification and the 2nd amendment are 3 big reasons to vote Republican in Senate races, especially tight Senate races in swing states.

The Democrats gaining control of the Senate would be an abomination and Chuck Schumer as Senate Majority Leader would derail the entire Trump Agenda.  Therefore, anybody who lives in a swing state where the Senate race will be tight, hold your nose and vote Republican because the alternative is far worse.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

How did Hillary Clinton really lose the 2016 election? It wasn't because of the Russians.

The Dems, the Deep State, Trump haters and the media cling to the delusion that Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election delivered victory to Trump and snatched an earned victory from Hillary. Let's autopsy the election based on numerical facts. Doing the math in conjunction with understanding American voters brings the entire 2016 election into focus.

For starters, Hillary lost 6 states that Obama won TWICE and those states and their electoral votes are FL (29), PA (20), OH (18),  MI (16), WI (10) and IA (6).  That's a total of 99 Electoral Votes in an election that Trump won 306-232 (74 Electoral Votes).

Roughly, about a third of voters (up to 36-39% according to some estimates) classify themselves as Independents even if they loosely affiliate with the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, the Libertarian or the Green Party. Independent voters are unpredictable, fickle and tend to shun establishment candidates and embrace change.  Precisely because Independent voters are a significant voting block, they are indeed the general election kingmakers in the critical swing states, even if swing states vary from election to election.  Everybody got the swing states wrong in 2016.

Independent voters also tend to be economic voters who care about jobs and  growth.  Obama did well with Independents in 2008 but lost support in 2012 because they soured on his economic policies.  Romney did well with Independent voters but not well enough to win.

Hillary was basically running on Obama economic policies.  However, other factors came into play.  The Green Party candidate, Jill Stein, appealed to antiwar voters and folks with strong environmental concerns.  In Wisconsin and Michigan, votes for Stein exceeded Trump's victory margins so it can be accurately stated that Stein cost Clinton Wisconsin and Michigan, here.

Overall Trump margin of victory: 27,257 votes
Jill Stein vote total: 30,980
Gary Johnson vote total: 106,442

Overall Trump margin of victory: 13,107 votes
Jill Stein vote total: 51,427
Gary Johnson vote total: 172,726

Gary Johnson voters were highly unlikely to vote for Clinton because the Libertarian Party runs on less government, less wars and less spending.  If anything, Gary Johnson voters took votes away from Trump.  Anyway, Stein voters causing Clinton to lose WI and MI had nothing whatsoever to do with Russia or Putin but were merely the ideological choices of voters who didn't like or trust Clinton on foreign policy and the environment.

OH and PA  are viewed as rust belt states and both have suffered greatly from the loss of manufacturing and factory jobs. Trump won them as a revolt against the Obama economy. In OH, Trump clobbered Clinton by 455,000 votes despite Stein getting 44,000 and Johnson getting 169,000 votes.  PA was tighter because blue cities like Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg tend to outvote the rural population to carry the state to Democrat victories.

Overall Trump margin of victory: 71,794
Jill Stein vote total: 48,657
Gary Johnson vote total: 142,334

PA was damn close and could have gone either way.  I actually know somebody who travels extensively for his job through western and rural PA.  He said it was wallpapered with Trump signs and he saw no Clinton signs.  At the end of the day, the economic rural voters did manage to outvote Pennsylvania's big population centers with an awesome voter turnout.

Again, the PA and OH voters were economic, working class voters - the folks who suffered the most under 8 years of Obama and Democrat economic rule.  They were hungry for change.  These economic voters were never impacted by Russia or Putin.  In fact, they could care less what Russia thinks of them or their voting habits.

FL was also close despite having a decent economy unlike rustbelt OH and PA.  FL however is a classic purple state that can go either way - its a GOTV game.  Big blue liberal cities like Miami are balanced the deeply red panhandle. During the Bush-Gore fiasco, the dastardly media called the election for Gore based on FL results despite the fact that folks in the panhandle who are in a different time zone had not finished voting.  When the election was deliberately called for Gore to swing the election, many folks in the panhandle didn't bother to vote.  They NEVER made that mistake again.

Florida also has vibrant and substantial 3rd party movements that do impact general elections and help to make them 'squeakers'.

Overall Trump margin of victory: 119,489
Jill Stein vote total: 64,060
Gary Johnson vote total: 206,189

Morever, it's true that while 3rd parties do not win elections, they are indeed the general election kingmakers in tight races in tight states.

To believe that Putin or Russia somehow function as Russian Election Bots that permeate the brains of American voters is insane.

Clinton lost for 2 big reasons:  1. her overt warmongering interventionist foreign policy cost her the antiwar vote and those voters were furious with the mass genocide that resulted from Obama-Clinton interventions in Syria and Libya (a big reason why Stein did well enough in MI and WI to keep Clinton from winning) and 2. the economy.  The economy is always the biggie and it was Bill Clinton who coined the phrase 'it's the economy stupid', something his wife never understood.

Finally, American voters are NOT under the influence of Russia or Putin DESPITE the creepy media and the Democrats REFUSING to believe that the American people rejected Clinton for reasons that are incredibly obvious to anybody who isn't deranged or delusional or a total moron.

Clinton was a terrible candidate who failed connect with the concerns of the voters, many of whom were seriously listening to Trump who had an outstanding talent for tapping into voter concerns, especially working class voter concerns.  When Clinton called Trump supporters deplorables, racists, sexists, homophobes, zenophobes and Islamophobes, that insult helped to seal her fate among undecided voters.  Being distant from voter concerns, a Mitt Romney affliction, is one thing but flatout humiliating and degrading voters you are trying to romance was profoundly stupid and arrogant.  Clinton thought she was being funny and cute in an election she thought she had already bagged but fate has a funny way of upsetting the best laid plans.

Clinton sunk herself and all without the help of Russia or Putin.

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