The US President has just delivered a statement on the Iranian attack on the US bases in Iraq. To cut to the chase-the US is not going to respond in any substantial way to the attacks. The President seemed completely spooked, haunted and sad.
Can’t say I am a fan but I feel a deep sense of gratitude to the man at this moment. Throughout the speech, Trump repeated the usual laundry list of highly selective and dishonest talking points vis a vis Iran and Qassem Solimani, but the bottom line is that an almost unimaginable calamity may have been avoided.
Hundreds of thousands of people were poised for sudden violent deaths, and now they are not. At least not right now.
Hopefully at some point what has taken place behind the scenes will emerge but something big has happened. Perhaps Russia said something, perhaps the US military said something, perhaps the polling data said something, possibly even Israel said something but either way a radical change has taken place in a very short amount of time.
It is worth noting that the President was originally scheduled to make a statement the previous night and that event was cancelled. There are rumours that USAF jets departed for an attack but were then turned around.
That is completely unconfirmed but this speech, it was like watching a completely different person, all of the swagger, all of the bluster was gone, he seemed a broken man to be honest and I don’t say that with any spite.
However, as long as the US seeks to maintain a military presence in Iraq and Syria, there will be problems.
As long as the US thinks it has the right (or obligation) to march around the world removing “disobedient” governments, there will be problems.
As long as the US looks upon the people of the developing nations as natives to be suppressed by any means, there will be problems.
As long as the US sees the security of Israel as a higher priority than the well being of the people of the US, there will be problems.
Nonetheless, this was the calamitous moment, this was the time of opportunity, the propaganda was flowing freely.
The time was right.
Thanks be to Tucker and Tulsi and the very few prominent Americans who showed some spine in recent days. Your courage should never be forgotten. You are the real patriots.
Breaking- Iraqi Parliament Approved Legislation Demanding the End of US Military Presence.
The Iraqi Parliament just passed legislation demanding the exit of the US military and all other foreign forces from Iraq. The vote is legally binding although it is to be expected that the openly criminal US government will seek to overthrow the Iraqi government before they respect it.
One stunning revelation delivered by the Iraqi Prime Minister in the speech he made to the parliament prior to the vote was that murdered Quds force commander Qassem Solemaini was in Iraq at his personal invitation and the purpose of the visit was to de-escalate tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
“Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has made some shocking revelations that put the assassination of Soleimani in a completely different light. He told the Iraqi parliament on Sunday that he “was supposed to meet Soleimani on the morning of the day he was killed, he came to deliver me a message from Iran responding to the message we delivered from Saudi to Iran.” (Source)
Qassem Soleimani was in Iraq as a diplomatic envoy. The US used the Iraqis to set him up. That is why Soleimani took no precautions!
If this story is true- and there is no reason to doubt it, the Trump administration are revealed as the lowest gangsters to grace the international stage since the demise of the Third Reich.
But I thought he was going to Iraq to plan attacks on the Americans?
Here the narrative presented by the US government of his appearance in Iraq being part of a plot against the US and his killing being a “defensive action” is cruelly exposed. The US Government lied, baldly lied. And their intelligence agency controlled media lied, and they have been exposed by a credible source considered a moderate in the Iraqi political landscape.
Given the multi-generational contempt for international law and basic human decency shown by the US government and amplified by the Trump administration, it is highly unlikely that the US will cede to the demands of the democratically elected, sovereign representatives of the Iraqi people.
In all likelihood, the US will at best relocate their troops to the northern Kurdish enclave and seek to engineer a fresh civil war/separatist movement.
However any attempt to create a formal separation of Iraq will lead to a furious response from Turkey, among others and will thus increase the political isolation and marginalisation of the US in the middle east and strengthen the position of Russia, increasing Turkey’s distancing from the NATO alliance.
The arrogant forces of Empire have been dealt a fateful blow, and not a shot was fired!
Regardless of what follows this political act is precisely the right reaction to the criminal assassination of Qassem Solemaini, Abu Mahdi al Muhandis and the massacre of their colleagues in the border region.
Should the US seek to up the ante in Iraq militarily, they will lose all credibility, this is the system of government the US paid trillions and lost thousands of US citizens to install. Any attempt to re-invade Iraq now will make them the laughing stock of the whole world.
Even more so than today.
This brilliant piece explains US policy in the world and why things never improve regardless of whom is elected.
As commander of the Quds force Soleimani was responsible for directing the external operations of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps.
This entailed support and co-ordination with the forces of the “Axis of Resistance” across the Middle East/West Asia region with affiliated and supported militant groups spanning from Pakistan and Afghanistan in the east across to Lebanon via Syria and Iraq all the way to the Mediterranean,plus Gaza and Yemen to the south.
A short checklist of Qassem Soleimani’s major achievements:
In the immediate aftermath of the attack the Supreme Leader of Iran vowed to avenge the death stating that “a severe retaliation awaits the criminals who painted their corrupt hands with his and his martyred companions’ blood last night.” (Source)
Therefore a cataclysmic broader armed conflict between the US and Iran now seems all but inevitable.
A day later the statement of the Iranian leader seems imprudent. The US has been seeking to destroy the government of Iran for decades, a direct attack on US interests in the region may enable this long-standing plot to come to fruition.
False Flags Ahoy!
The understandably bellicose statement from the Iranian leader mean that any of Iran’s many enemies merely have to attack an object belonging to the US anywhere in the world and the US will have the pretext that it craves to directly attack Iran.
In reality the initial response from Iran and her allies is to recognise that the attack in Baghdad was primarily a violation of Iraqi sovereignty. The US has killed a senior figure in the Iraqi military structure while purporting to be in Iraq at the request of the Iraqi government to support them in the fight against ISIS.
This should be done in a legal and transparent manner. The Iraqi parliament needs to formally vote to reject the ongoing US military presence in their nation.
If the US then fails to accede to the request of the Iraqi parliament, Iraqi forces would have no choice but to seek to forcefully evict the Americans.
But it must be hoped that it doesn’t come to that. Too many lives have already been lost on all sides.
As far as justifications go, none ring more empty than revenge, but many will claim that if such a flagrant violation is allowed to go unpunished, even greater crimes may follow. So the motivation for a response would be to restore deterrence.
World War 3?
The chances of either Russia or China becoming directly involved in armed conflict with the United States should open war break out are all but zero.
The chain of escalation initiated by the US may well lead to a major regional war, it may well lead to events that see oil prices skyrocket and crash the global economy but the chances of open global war involving the great powers are infinitesimal.
Neither Russia nor China have any interest in confronting the US directly, certainly not over Iran. Should a war break out they will seek to end the conflict in the UN and failing that may offer limited behind the scenes assistance to Iran.
It must be remembered that these powers are self-interested and they understand that every act of aggression only hastens the US loss of credibility in the world, de-facto boosting their own position without their having to lift a finger.
The US Government.
The reckless actions of the US government are not in the interests of the people of the United States or anywhere else. At this point it is clear that behind all the rhetoric to the contrary, a hopelessly compromised Israeli-Saudi asset sits in the White house.
As the unipolar moment that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union passes, the US feels compelled to over-assert itself- like a middle aged man buying a sports car as a sign of undiminished virility.
From Israel’s point of view there is a desperate need to “pump the Rube” before he goes bankrupt. While Israel has a strong relationship with both Russia and China, there is zero chance that either of those states will ever enjoy the type of relationship that Israel does with the US.
So if a major power is to be utilised to achieve the Israeli goal of destroying the Islamic Republic of Iran, they absolutely must achieve this before the US is comprehensively superseded by China and Russia.
That’s not to suggest that there is a realistic prospect of the US actually invading Iran, such an operation is well beyond their military capabilities.
Their hope is that the combination of aerial bombing, sanctions and other hardships inflicted upon the Iranian people will enable a more pliant leadership to be installed in Iran.
A similar plot succeeded in 1953, when the CIA overthrew the moderate nationalist and democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister Mossadegh and replaced him with the puppet ruler the Shah, largely because Mossadegh’s policies threatened the interests of major Western oil companies.
It is not realistic that a similar scenario will succeed today, but the United States and Israel simply cannot tolerate independent nations in the middle east region, let alone those that are openly defiant-and will therefore strive to achieve this regardless of the human suffering inflicted on the world by these efforts.
The murder of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al Muhadis and their colleagues may be the most dangerous step they have taken on this path, but it will not be the last.
US Attacks Syria with Cruise Missile Barrage on the Back of Big Lie.
At around 3.40am Damascus time on April the 7th, the US Navy launched a barrage of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles upon the Shayrat Syrian Air Force base in Homs province leaving at least six members of the Syrian military dead along with 9 civilians including four children.
Reports of damage vary widely but an aircraft repair depot containing damaged 8 planes and the radar station appear to have been the greatest losses of material.
The attack appears to have been extraordinarily militarily ineffective,but that is secondary to the fact that a threshold has been crossed, a precedent has been set and once these operations begin they almost inevitably achieve a momentum of their own.
In response Russia has suspended the agreement with the US coalition designed to avoid accidental collision or clashes between the Syrian/Russian and US coalition aircraft.
Paul Craig Roberts:”The establishment has reasserted itself. ”
Alex Jones: “Doesn’t he understand , he is a smart guy, that when he rolls over to these people it only encourages them. They want his head on a spike.”
Paul Craig Roberts:”Well they don’t need his head on a spike if he surrenders to them.”
“I can’t say what he is doing but to me it looks like surrender.” (Source)
Robert Parry at Consortium News provides a credible, albeit anonymously sourced account of the internal machinations:
“the Trump national security team split between the President’s close personal advisers, such as nationalist firebrand Steve Bannon and son-in-law Jared Kushner, on one side and old-line neocons who have regrouped under National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, an Army general who was a protégé of neocon favorite Gen. David Petraeus.”
White House Infighting
“In this telling, the earlier ouster of retired Gen. Michael Flynn as national security adviser and this week’s removal of Bannon from the National Security Council were key steps in the reassertion of neocon influence inside the Trump presidency. The strange personalities and ideological extremism of Flynn and Bannon made their ousters easier, but they were obstacles that the neocons wanted removed.”
“Though Bannon and Kushner are often presented as rivals, the source said, they shared the belief that Trump should tell the truth about Syria, revealing the Obama administration’s CIA analysis that a fatal sarin gas attack in 2013 was a “false-flag” operation intended to sucker President Obama into fully joining the Syrian war on the side of the rebels — and the intelligence analysts’ similar beliefs about Tuesday’s incident.”
Instead, Trump went along with the idea of embracing the initial rush to judgment blaming Assad for the Idlib poison-gas event. The source added that Trump saw Thursday night’s missile assault as a way to change the conversation in Washington, where his administration has been under fierce attack from Democrats claiming that his election resulted from a Russian covert operation.”
Later Parry writes
“logic and respect for facts no longer prevail inside Official Washington, nor inside the mainstream U.S. news media.”
In the space of 24 hours Trump has completely repudiated everything he ever said about Syria and foreign policy in general. The intelligence reports must be pretty damning, they must have concocted a case? Apparently not according to Philip Giraldi, extremely credible former CIA officer who stated:
“The intelligence confirms pretty much the account that the Russians have been giving … which is that they hit a warehouse where the rebels – now these are rebels that are, of course, connected with Al Qaeda – where the rebels were storing chemicals of their own and it basically caused an explosion that resulted in the casualties. Apparently the intelligence on this is very clear.”
In order to see just how these actions represent a complete repudiation of everything Trump claimed to represent, we need simply to measure the actions against the President’s own words upon inauguration.
The Promise to serve the people rather than the establishment.
“Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People.
For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.
Washington flourished – but the people did not share in its wealth.
Politicians prospered – but the jobs left, and the factories closed.
The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country.
Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s Capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.
That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.
What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.
January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.”
The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.
Everyone is listening to you now.
You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement the likes of which the world has never seen before.
At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction: that a nation exists to serve its citizens.
Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves.
These are the just and reasonable demands of a righteous public.”
This is a very powerful statement and the way I interpret it is he is saying that when he makes a decision the impact of said decision on the average American will be at the core of the process. It is the promise to govern in the interests of the people,”a nation exists to serve its citizens.”
This is a great litmus test by which to evaluate Trump as President.
Later in the speech the same themes are expressed even more forcefully and the folly of the US foreign policy over recent decades is also discussed.
“For many decades, we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry;
Subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military;
We’ve defended other nation’s borders while refusing to defend our own;
And spent trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.
We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength, and confidence of our country has disappeared over the horizon.
One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores, with not even a thought about the millions upon millions of American workers left behind.
The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed across the entire world.
But that is the past. And now we are looking only to the future.
We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power.
From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.
From this moment on, it’s going to be America First.
Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families.”
The attack was not in conformity with international law and can therefore be deemed a war crime in and of itself, an act of criminal aggression taken on an evidence free pretext and without the required UN mandate. It is beyond unlikely that anyone will ever be prosecuted for making this illegal order but that is due to the impotence of the administration of international law, the illegality is uncontroversial.
“All members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state” (Source)
Even if they eventually hold an investigation and it supports the assertions the US President has made about the origin of the Khan Shaykhun attack, the response was still illegal because there was no UN mandate and no imminent threat- the only situation that provides a legal exception.
” a general prohibition (on the use of force against another nation), subject only to the exceptions stated in the Charter (self-defence and Chapter VII action by the Security Council).
In his crude way, Trump has shown Obama the “correct” way to capitalise on a big lie.
Act before there is time for the real evidence to emerge. Act like a moron and pretend everyone knows what has happened without evidence, or recourse to basic commonsense.
Create facts on the ground with your response, that is, start the war and after that you’re off and away, the situation will now escalate naturally due to the action that you have taken enabling you to ride the big lie all the way to your desired outcome.
The desired outcome here would appear to be the complete destruction of the Syrian government and the dismemberment of the nation, with Israel gifted the Golan,al Qaeda, the Kurds and the Alawi/Shia./Druze/Christians all hosting mini-states in the place of Syria and never-ending bloodshed in its place.
Russian MoD drone footage of aftermath from US missile strike on Syrian Army airbase
RAW: US fires Tomahawk missiles at Syrian military base from USS Ross and USS Porter ships
“We must bear in mind, then, that there is nothing more difficult and dangerous, or more doubtful of success, than an attempt to introduce a new order of things in any state.” Niccolò Machiavelli, the Prince, p25
January 17th, 2017.
Coup Attempt Underway in US?
The inauguration of is only days away and while it is hoped that the people who have been trying to prevent and destroy the Trump Presidency before it begins will recognise that they have lost, and that they need to respect the wishes of the US people as expressed n the election, there are multiple powerful signs that a decision has been taken by certain elements to destroy the Trump Presidency one way or another because any rapprochement with Russia is completely unacceptable to the secret rulers they represent.
While Russia is not and does not want to be an enemy of the United States, and represents no threat to the people of the US, Russia is an implacable foe of the world domination project being run by the ruling Western oligarchs using the US military and government as a front.
That is the key reason for the manic and hysterical response to the Trump victory.
Because while it matters absolutely nothing to the people of the US that Russia annexed Crimea, this move and the Syrian operation were both completely unacceptable acts of disobedience from the point of view of the ruling cabal.
These operations brought to a sudden end the complete US-Western hegemony that the Western elite assumed would last forever following the collapse of the Soviet Union a quarter of a century ago.
In that time a very deep and long term commitment to this project was created within the Western elite and their minions. These people cannot let go of the dream of complete power on the planet regardless of the consequences and would prefer to fight a war against Russia, than accept the reality that the days of the lone hyper power are over.
The Truth Before the Lies.
Late on election night as the (for them) terrible news of a Trump victory sunk in and before the campaign of mega- lies had started, Ben Mankiewicz of the Young Turks stated the truth about influence and the election.
“With everybody on her side, with everybody trying to help her . Frickin even Republicans were coming out of the woodwork to try and help her. Everybody! Jay Z, Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, everybody, every frickin television comedian…..and she still lost to this guy, what does that tell you?” (Source)
Mrs. Clinton received overwhelming support from the entire US and Western cultural elite but this support was not enough to counteract her weakness as a candidate and the difficulty of winning three consecutive terms in the White House, something that has happened only once in living memory when George H. Bush defeated Michael Dukakis in the 1988 election.
In the major US print media support for Clinton over Trump ran at a ratio of around 25 to 1, with more than 500 outlets endorsing Clinton whilst around 25 supported Trump.
In the weeks after the election the faction in power engaged in a twin track policy of infiltration and sabotage. Great hope was placed in Mitt Romney being appointed Secretary of State and using the position to neuter any attempts by Trump at rapprochement with Russia or break from the foreign policy “blob” or the Deep State in any way.
Once it was announced that Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson was to be the nominee as Secretary of State, all hope of infiltration evaporated, this was the final straw.
The approach became one of pure sabotage, and in the past several weeks we have seen increasingly aggressive and desperate moves from the faction in power and their media outlets to delegitimise the election and claim that Russia manipulated the process on Trump’s behalf in what is clearly a coordinated and concerted attempt to destroy the Trump presidency before it begins.
Regardless of your opinion of Trump these efforts should be vehemently opposed for reasons Glenn Greenwald explains eloquently here:
After the evidence free and concocted “Intelligence reports” with their core evidence being “cause we said so” failed to achieve the objective, an MI6 dirt file was produced in all it’s wonder and glory.
Every word was a transparent lie, and the only thing that was exposed was that whilst the criminal faction who control the US were claiming that Russia influenced the election, it was actually their Cabal allies from British Intelligence fabricating dirt in a despicable and ill advised attempt to usurp the will of the American people.
It is not merely the sexual element of this dossier that is patent nonsense, the claims of a private server communicating with a Russian bank are also bunk as both the anti- Trump Washington Post and relatively neutral Intercept explained months ago.
In these cases, when the evil ones become desperate, the lack of evidence is merely incidental. The absence of facts obfuscated by an avalanche of lurid lies. Some writers have noticed the similarity to the prelude to the Iraq war.
The tactics are very similar, you pile one lie up on top of another and seek to bewilder the opponent who is not sure which lie to attack and while they are trying to figure out how to respond you pile more and more on, creating a grand compound lie.
In the case of Iraq, the big lie was not that Iraq had chemical or biological weapons, that is still what some claim but the real lie was that Iraq represented a threat to the world that needed to be acted upon. It made no difference even if Iraq did possess these weapons, they were still no threat to anyone and the leaders of the West knew that perfectly well. There may have been sincere and well meaning people who genuinely believed Iraq had these weapons but nobody in DC or London (or Canberra and Warsaw) truly believed that Iraq was going to do anything with those weapons. The idea that Iraq was a threat that needed to be addressed was the core lie. The rest is smoke.
In this case we begin with the semi-credible story that people in Russia entered the DNC server but there is zero evidence that Russia was the source for the Wikileaks releases, nor that the Russian leadership were involved, nor that the Wikileaks releases had any significant impact on the election,nor that Russia even favoured Trump.
In fact the Wikileaks revelations got very little traction in the US media and it was the extraordinary intervention of the FBI Chief James Comey eleven days before the election that switched the momentum of the campaign in Trump’s favour as the same parties who are now trying to blame Russia admitted at the time.
The parallels do not end there with one micro-brain on twitter attempting to directly link the Trump and Hussein families.
The Bottom Line.
The faction in power are not willing to accept defeat and every attempt is being made to make rapprochement with Russia impossible and/or remove Trump from the scene. It is very possible that the President elect and close associates will be publicly branded Russian agents by certain US intelligence agencies in the coming days. Arrests and indictments are possible, regardless of the lack of evidence.
It is also possible that certain elements will attempt to remove Trump from the scene entirely, or even Obama, for what is required is a crisis of sufficient magnitude to declare a National Emergency and activate the Continuity of Government process that supplants the elected government as happened quietly after 911.
Hopefully rationality and good sense prevail but there are numerous indications that the war party, the Deep State, the Cabal operatives in the US Government however they may be described, are going to do something dramatic in the coming days and months regardless of the will of the US people or the risk of destabilisation and conflict.
The internal battle is taking place beneath the surface but representatives of the factions communicate their views in the media.
Here some of them explain some of what is happening.
Democrat Senator Chuck Shumer on the Rachel Maddow show, January 3rd. (Source)
Rachel Maddow: “….he’s taking these shots, this antagonism, this taunting of the intelligence community.”
Shumer “Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you, so even for a practical supposedly hard nosed businessman he is being really dumb to do this.”
Maddow: (in gleeful expectation) “What do you think the intelligence community would do if they were motivated to?”
Shumer: “I don’t know but from what I’m told they are very upset at how he has treated them and talked about them.”
“Oh yes the Council on Foreign Relation private meetings that Hillary and John Kerry were at, you think somebody recorded those., (bellows) You think somebody recorded those hoss! You think we don’t have people everywhere jackass!”
(Note: This is very interesting as when Jones refers to “we”-“we have people everywhere” he is obviously not referring to Infowars which has it’s only real base in Austin and a small staff , the “we” who have people everywhere clearly refers to some intelligence agency or faction, and when combined with Jones’ recent pronouncement that long term associate Steve Piecnevik is a current CIA operative, it seems that Alex Jones and Infowars is a vehicle for one or more factions of US intelligence. This may explain the wildly erratic quality of Infowars work and their massive blind spots in certain areas.
But the real lesson here is that what we are observing are the surface ripples of a battle taking place within the CIA and the other elements of the US and international deep state, Rachel Maddow, Gordon Duff, John Schindler, Louise Mensch and almost the entire major media represent the ruling faction, Fox News, Drudge and Infowars are pretty much the only large outlets who openly support faction 2.
Credible and intelligent people are claiming the whole thing is theatre, it has gone well beyond that in my opinion but there is one important kernel of truth in that hypotheses and that is whatever side you are on, you are supporting the CIA)
AJ continues: “It’s all out there, so damaging it may destroy this country but before you are able to strangle it for sure and destroy it, it is going to be released… All of it.”
“So you broke your deal with Trump, you weasels, because a lot of this probably does need to come out it is so bad. Needs to be reform, taken care of, people need to be dealt with . A lot of folks need to get cancer, the real fast acting type. They need to agree to it.”
“But no you’re going to go on to the end, you are not going to stop. You are going to keep trying to sabotage things once Trump gets in, we understand that.We know that you are not going to go away, we understand you are never going to back off, We get it.”
“And so you want to have a big fight, you want to have a civil war? Fill your hands, go ahead, you don’t think everyone has been running around forever getting ready for this?”
Following his delivery of that incendiary missive, which I take seriously despite Jones’ spotty record in many areas and incessant exaggeration. Alex Jones apparently left town on an apparently unplanned holiday and has not reappeared in the Infowars Austin studio in the following ten days.
David Brooks explains the motive.
David Brooks is a long time New York Times columnist, a reliable establishment voice over decades with an intense and undisguised loyalty for the current power faction.
Here he offers a quick summation of the reason that Trump is unacceptable and must be either moved or removed lest the New World Order project drift even further from it’s course.
“But the thing that should most concern us is a shift in American foreign policy, we have had a bipartisan belief in American foreign policy based on the post World War 2 institutions that believed in democratic global world (sic) which Russia and the Soviet Union was often seen as hostile to, and most Republicans and Democrats have always basically believed in this world order.”
(Note: The conflation of the Soviet communist monstrosity with Russia is a classic lie the minions slip into the conversation to obscure the fact that there is no basis for the US to perceive modern day Russia as a threat or an enemy.)
“Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin and maybe Marine Le Pen do not agree with this basic structure of the world.They seem to have no respect for the institutions that were created after World War 2 and they see a potential alliance of populists around the world who would fight Islam and restore a certain semblance of traditional values. And so we could be seeing a pivot in American foreign policy which may be in the mind of Trump, certainly seems to be in the mind of Stephen Bannon, his ideologist and this is a piece of that larger shift.”
Any form of nationalism, no matter how rational or reasonable, is forbidden.
The truth of course is that the only threat the US faces and the only real threat the US has ever faced in the post Civil war period at least, is the tyranny of the cabal imposed from within.
Kevin Barrett’s Internet radio show, January 13th.(Source)
Interview with Gordon Duff and Ian Greenhalgh of Veteran’s Today, this exchange begins at 42 minutes and 20 seconds.
Dr. Barrett: “Where do you think this is gonna go? I mean we have a week before this inauguration and this really damning dossier-if it gets proven true- and you know it seems there is obviously behind the scenes work right now- some people are probably trying to cover it up and others maybe willing to verify it and try and take down Trump before he gets in office.What could possibly? Where could this possibly go?”
Duff : “Right now, the Republican party right now, is I suspect they are trying to find a way to get rid of , get rid of Trump….conveniently.”
Dr. Barrett: “OK well (laughs) What is a convenient way to get rid of a guy like Trump?”
Duff: “It will be…”
Greenhalgh: (cross-talk) “He will be found face down in a (inaudible)”
Duff: “I choose not to respond to that question”
Saturday Night Live -January 14th.
Mock Trump Press Conference.
“Thank you for coming I’d like to start by answering the question on everyone’s mind. Yes, this is real life, this is really happening. On January 20th, I Donald J. Trump will become the 45th President of the United States, and then two months later Mike Pence will become the 46th.” (Source)
Trump Heading for Victory on Back of Rust Belt Rebellion.
Upset Stuns Establishment in Brexit Reprise.
On the back of a swag of stunning victories across the Midwest, Republican candidate Donald Trump has defied the pundits and is on the verge of claiming a shock election victory.
Donald Trump as won key swing states of Ohio and Florida, has taken North Carolina and at around 100 am US eastern time Trump has a solid 259 of the required 270 electoral college votes with a victory in either Wisconsin and Michigan putting the election beyond the reach of the Democrat candidate.
With 97% counted trump is ahead in Pennsylvania, he also leads in Michigan and Wisconsin,Clinton surrogates admit that their only path to victory is to swing Arizona, with two thrds of the vote counted Trump leads in Arizona by three points. It is over.
Neither candidate has appeared before the public despite the fact that it is well after midnight on the east coast. Presumably Mrs Clinton will concede in the coming hours as the faint possibility of victory is completely extinguished and the apparent President elect will follow after that.
Markets have plummeted across the world and the controlled media are alternating between ashen grief and pretending that they supported Trump all along.
The media, the polls and the establishment have received a stunning repudiation they would be wise to heed.
American Apocalypse: a Strange Awakening in the Unreality Zone.
“An apocalypse (Ancient Greek: apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω meaning “uncovering”), translated literally from Greek, is ‘through the concealed’, meaning a disclosure of knowledge, i.e., a lifting of the veil or revelation.” (Source)
The voting is almost over and the winner of the 2016 US Presidential election will be known within the next twelve hours or so.
The campaign has been marked by an extraordinary level of bitterness and division with both major campaigns focusing on the negatives of their opponent more than positive policy initiatives for much of the time.
Democracy in Action.
Democracy is a brilliant device created by the elites in order to provide the population under their control with the illusion of choice and accountability. No matter who runs for office, the people of the US and elsewhere are never going to be able to vote their way to freedom, true freedom, and this video provides an excellent argument against participation in this system.
However, at this time, the broad mass of the people believe in the system, the US remains the most influential of the around 200 nation states of planet earth and the Presidency, although vastly over-rated in many ways, remains an immensely influential position, so while eloquent arguments can be made that the whole idea of government is inherently flawed, there is no doubt that the result of the election and the identity of the President remain matters of great importance.
The Story So Far.
In March in the midst of the Primary season, Monica Crowley articulated the mood of the US people in light of the primary results
“What you are seeing is a wholesale rejection of the bipartisan establishment class, the ruling class, the elites, that for so long have told us one thing and promised one thing and done something else- only to empower themselves. Not looking after the interests of the American people, not looking after the interests of the country as a whole. Looking after their own interests.”
“That’s why you see the earthquake happen on both left and right. The bulk of the American people on both sides are saying.. You know what we gave you a chance, we are sick of you all and and we are going to go with something and somebody completely different.”
Monica Crowley, O’Reilly Factor, Fox News, March 9th, 2016.
The primary campaign saw Donald Trump succeed as an insurgent candidate inside the Republican party but on the Democrat side the primary race was rigged in numerous ways by the leadership of the Democrat party on behalf of Hillary Clinton denying the most popular candidate Bernie Sanders the victory he deserved and denying the Democrat supporters any real representation in the election.
To add insult to injury it later emerged that Bernie Sanders had some type of back-room understanding with the Clinton camp, this was one of many astonishing revelations arising from the Wikileaks release of the hacked E-Mails of Democrat heavyweight John Podesta.
Sanders showed his true colours when he responded to the theft of the Primary by meekly endorsing Mrs Clinton, an act that must rank as one of the greatest betrayals of the people he was supposed to represent in recent US history.
The upshot of that was that for the millions of Americans who know that things are not supposed to be this way. That the richest nation on earth supposedly should not have the combination of crumbling infrastructure and a 20 trillion debt. That a nation should have borders and apply the law. That it is unacceptable to have continue to spend trillions fighting endless and futile wars based on phony threats were left only one real choice in the election, the Republican candidate, Donald Trump.
The Real Message to take from Mainstream Media.
Regardless of the result this election has been an important cultural event as it has seen the mainstream media completely expose the dishonest nature of their role in the process, discrediting themselves forever to millions of people due to the blatant pro-Clinton bias they have exhibited throughout and that perception has been made concrete by the Wikileaks E-Mail releases that have detailed the relationship between the Clinton campaign and CNN, the Huffington Post and other publications.
The people backing Hillary are the current ruling cabal. It is that simple and the astonishing media coverage of the election where Clinton revelations were entirely whitewashed and disappeared from the narrative on a daily basis is on it’s own powerful evidence of that.
The cabal own and run the controlled media, it is a key lever and we have seen laughably one sided coverage of this election right across the Western world. All the same media organisations who sell each new war based on lies are putting every effort into getting Hillary Clinton elected.
Trump’s self destructive, “walking tweeting disaster” persona gave them all the material they required it must be admitted, but time and again impolite words have been catapulted to the head of the headlines whilst revelations of serious corruption and criminality within the DNC and the State Department have been written out of the story or relegated to the bottom of the stack.
The US people have been betrayed by an entire generation of political leaders of both parties who pretended to serve the interests of the American people while acting to destroy their nation on the behalf of the corporations while blaming the other side of politics for the steady decline in the US economy and way of life. The media have been key accomplices at every step in the long con.
The career of Hillary Clinton is a textbook example of this inter-generational betrayal and over recent months Wikileaks have released a series of material gleaned from the hacked E-mail account of key Democrat party staffer John Podesta have ended all doubt about this.
The Democrat party machine initially sought to respond by claiming that the files had been obtained by Russia as part of a Russian attempt to influence the US election and had the brazen audacity to claim that Donald Trump, the Republican candidate was a secret representative of Russia.
No evidence as to the identity of the hackers behind the leaks was ever produced, nor any evidence of sinister connections between the GOP candidate and Russia.
Because 50,000 E Mails have been released in a very brief period of time, the scale of what is revealed is only slowly becoming clear. What has already been analysed is absolutely devastating and reveals the self serving and corrupt nature of the Clinton coterie once again.
The Empire Files: Abby Martin Exposes John Podesta
The Veritas expose of provocateur operations, vote rigging and other serious crimes on the part of the Democrat party was another major scandals the major media simply pretended did not exist.Obviously, there should be no illusions about the Republican party.
This videos exposes the Democratic Party as using paid provocateurs via cutout groups, there are open boasts of busing rent a voters in to swing states.
These are people who boast of sending mentally ill people to Trump rallies to start trouble.
Rigging the Election – Video I: Clinton Campaign and DNC Incite Violence at Trump Rallies
These are people who boast openly of fifty years of vote rigging!
Rigging the Election – Video II: Mass Voter Fraud
This video conforms that unlawful actions connect directly to the Democrat candidate and the Obama White House.
Rigging the Election – Video III: Creamer Confirms Hillary Clinton Was PERSONALLY Involved
The Hillary Clinton campaign is anchored squarely in the fallacy that the status quo is acceptable. Throughout the campaign Mrs Clinton has never articulated any positive vision with the promise to deliver “more of the same” being the core message.
Mrs Clinton is simply the front person for the ruling cabal, and the only remotely positive positions she has taken, such as her supposed opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal will be abandoned should she be elected.
In terms of Foreign Policy Hillary Clinton is not a dove or a hawk, she is simply an obedient cabal operative who will do whatever she is told on any and all policy matters. If instructed to start a war with Russia in Syria she will do so, although the “No Fly Zone” policy Clinton has long advocated has been “walked back” significantly in recent weeks with an “after negotiation” clause inserted.
Mrs Clinton is a polished and competent performer but this has been one of the most uninspiring campaigns of all time and if it succeeds this will be completely due to the problems with the Republican candidate and the residual power of the professional liars of the major media.
The campaign has rested almost entirely on marshaling people to vote against Trump rather than voting for Hillary Clinton herself.
The Corruption Already Exposed Makes the Clinton candidacy untenable.
The sad truth, and there is no way around it although widespread denial persists, is that if Hillary Clinton wins the election the US will be mired in crisis and chaos for the foreseeable future. Hillary Clinton is not going to be allowed to assume the presidency in the conventional sense.
If Hillary Clinton wins the election as still seems the likely result, the US and the world are going to be plunged into an agonising and prolonged crisis, all of the dirty laundry is going to be aired and when the veil is pulled from what the Clinton cartel have done, there are going to be numerous easily provable serious crimes exposed and even if the compromised instruments of justice walk away, the impeachment process will begin the day after inauguration.
“Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up!
CNN sucks! CNN sucks! CNN sucks!
Tell the truth! Tell the truth! Tell the truth!
Build That Wall! Build That Wall! Build That Wall!
USA! USA! USA!”
Trump supporter chants. Green Bay, Wisconsin, October 17th, 2016.
There is no doubt that the Trump campaign has been a train-wreck in many ways with weeks of valuable time wasted by the petty and counterproductive squabbles of the often foolish candidate detracting from the message the campaign was trying to communicate.
In all likelihood should Donald Trump defy expectations and win the election , he will be exposed as another fake change President like Obama, a President who changed the tone and some of the tactics but continued to build a domestic police state and also to destroy the Middle East and North Africa, simply changing the pretext for the wars.
On Foreign Policy matters Trump has made some encouraging statements about not wanting a war with Russia but beyond that offers little hope. Every word on Iran is nonsense and the declaration on Jerusalem is completely despicable.
In addition, the prospective Trump foreign policy-security team is jam packed full of war mongers and the Trump temperament will be exceedingly easy to manipulate should a war be required.
All they will need to do will be to kidnap a couple of Americans in the target area, chop their heads off on video (fake or real- it matters not) and then the press will all say “Hey Don, you aren’t just going to let those punks get away with that are you?” Within days cruise missiles are pounding previously unheard of remote villages in the target area.
Trump is a highly effective and likeable public speaker and he has delivered some excellent speeches completely at odds with the mainstream media portrayal of his candidacy. The only people in the US chanting “tell the truth” are the Trump supporters.
There is no doubt that Trump has become a lightning rod for a greater awakening, albeit one that is still in the very early stages but the movement that has coalesced around Trump will probably dominate non-Democrat politics in the US over the next generation regardless of the result of the election
These people deserve better than Trump, much better, and hopefully in the future they will get the leadership they deserve, but right now there is Trump.
Sovereignty and the Border.
This has been the signature Trump domestic issue. On this issue Trump has made many base and demagogic statements, hurled slurs at millions of innocent people and persisted with the nonsense that Mexico is going to pay for the wall.
Mexico is not going to pay for the wall and the wall itself may not even be built, certainly not across the entire border, but as irritating as much of this is, it is all secondary because when you strip back the rhetoric you are left with a simple fact, Donald Trump believes the US should be a nation with secure borders and will try and implement that broad policy goal if elected President.
In stark contrast, Hillary Clinton and the faction she represents believe that the US should have open or even no border, should become part of a North American Union and then part of a broader system of world government and cease to be a nation state in the traditional sense.
Mrs Clinton stated that her dream was “a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders”(Source)
The Clinton faction not only believes in these things they are openly implementing these policies right across the West, using the refugee crisis caused by the West’s wars on Libya and Syria as a pretext to dissolve the external EU borders (the internal borders having already been literally dissolved by the European Union.
Therefore, all the people who want to have a border and want to live in a nation would surely best serve this goal in the short term by voting for Trump despite his many shortcomings.
Beyond all the rhetoric and the persona’s Trump may possibly be a candidate for the United States, Hillary most certainly is a candidate for the global power elite, and their record of destruction speaks for itself.