Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Is Obama Regime Covering Up the Truth of MH17 Shootdown?

The pile of official lies about what really happened in Benghazi and what the NSA is really up to stacked up by the Obama administration and the State Department have already firmly established that this latest regime absolutely cannot be trusted to tell the truth and this is especially so when it comes to the disastrous foreign policy of the warfare state. What grows ever more apparent is that the Obama gangsters, in particular the warmongers over at the State Department are engaged in a serious cover-up over what really happened in regards to Malaysian Airlines MH17 that was shot down over Ukraine two weeks ago. The initial rush to pin the blame on reviled Obama nemesis Vladimir Putin sans any actual proof of Russian involvement was the greatest propaganda explosion that the world has seen since George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were "fixing the facts around the policy" in order to attack and invade Iraq under false pretenses back in 2003.  From the minute that I heard the news that the plane went down I knew that it would be used by Obama and his asinine embarrassment of a Secretary of State John "Skull and Bones" Kerry to trump up more of a case for their lunatic outburst of aggression at Putin and I was not disappointed.

It seemed as though the narrative had already been established while MH17 was still falling from the air with the blame already being flushed throughout the electronic sewer system of the western media that it was indeed "Putin's Missile" that was responsible for the deaths of 298 civilians onboard the ill-fated flight. Media hysteria stoked world outrage in reckless rush to judgment in which it just seemed like the US leadership knew something that nobody else did - such as who was really behind it.We have seen this movie before with a lying, corrupt administration with the whoppers that were floated late last summer making a similar case for when Barry and the boys were itching to bomb Damascus over that sarin gas attack on those civilians in Ghouta.

To this day the culprits behind that sad incident remains unknown with the best bet being that it was a false flag event perpetrated by the Islamist extremists that the US and our partners the Saudis were funding (including cannibals) in order to justify a full scale war. A war that was preempted when Kerry had an outburst of his chronic diarrhea of the mouth and left an opening for Putin to sweep in to save the day by practicing the diplomacy that Uncle Scam can't be bothered with. This, along with the saving of former government contractor turned NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden from a lifetime stay at a US torture facility were both humiliating blows to the egos of the petulant narcissist Obama and as we now are being dragged into what could be World War III based on nothing but bullshit and distortion and the spreading of hate and fear by the pocket media it stuck in their craws.

But I digress.....

Probably my first thought about MH17 was - what in the hell was it doing flying over a war zone? After all, the anti-fascist, anti-austerity federalist fighters in the primarily Russian speaking east had shot down a number of Kiev junta planes already so why would a civilian airliner embark upon such an obviously risky flight path? There are stories that it was diverted and that the US backed coup regime in Kiev had been sending military planes to strike civilian areas hiding behind commercial aircraft for cover and then breaking off. I believed that the shootdown was highly likely the result of one of those battlefield accidents that so often occur during the fog of war. Or was it something much darker?

By Friday afternoon when I went to lunch at a local sports pub every television in the place (well over twenty of varying sizes) was broadcasting footage of the smoking ruins of MH17 and the search for bodies - it was all similar if not exactly the same feed although the TVs were all tuned to different networks. The propaganda effect of those early hours was nothing short of devastating, it reminded me of that looped CNN exclusive footage of the gas victims at Ghouta last summer that was shown over and over and over again to prep Americans for war. It was Saddam's soldiers pulling Kuwaiti babies out of incubators, it was the Tonkin Gulf Incident and the USS Maine and the Lusitania and the American war machine was revving up anew. John Kerry was a whirling dervish of bullshit appearing on all five major Sunday morning network "news" shows, hitting for the cycle for the first time since pushing the lies to justify the aborted war on Syria. Kerry touted indisputable proof that it was Putin who was behind it all, just as he did with Bashar al Assad yet the US government had nothing to offer up as actual evidence, no satellite imagery or smoking gun intercepted conversations from our global surveillance grid, only conjecture, hearsay and unconfirmed social media clips that were later proved to be doctored.

By the Monday after MH17 went down, the story was already falling apart despite Kerry's latest indisputable proof and the admission came out that "Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have no evidence of direct Russian government involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17" and that the plane was likely shot down as the result of a "mistake". However the continued provocation of Russia and Putin will continue as the corrupt state-corporate media is now selling the line that Russia "created the conditions" for the shootdown. But didn't the original coup d'etat run by Kerry's Assistant Secretary of State Victoria "Fuck the EU" Nuland (which obviously had to be signed off on by Obama) create "the conditions" by backing the overthrow of the democratically elected president of Ukraine in favor of an rancid assortment of US backed lickspittles the likes of former central banker Arseniy "Yats" Yatsenyuk and full-blown fascists and neo-Nazismany of whom revered the former Nazi collaborator and mass murderer Stepan Bandera? Were it not for the coup there would have been no eastern rebellion to put down and more importantly no war zone for MH17 to be flying over in the first place.

To paraphrase Apocalypse Now's Captain Willard "the bullshit piles up so high in this place that you need wings to stay above it" and after State Department flacks Jen Psaki and the bumbling Marie Harf continued to provide nothing but the same lack of proof and "trust us" references to social media there were suddenly satellite images released showing Russian rocket fire into Ukraine. The question now is that if US satellites were able to pick up these images (which conjure up Saddam's mobile chemical weapons labs) then WHY are there no satellite images available of the direction of the missile that shot down MH17?

Yesterday, the group Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) Posed the same question among others in an open letter to President Barack Obama. I excerpt from the letter at length which contaisn the questions that you can damned sure bet will never be asked by the corrupt state-corporate media that is covering Obama's ass on his latest pack of lies to start a war:

Russian tensions are building in a precarious way over Ukraine, and we are far from certain that your advisers fully appreciate the danger of escalation. The New York Times and other media outlets are treating sensitive issues in dispute as flat-fact, taking their cue from U.S. government sources.

Twelve days after the shoot-down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, your administration still has issued no coordinated intelligence assessment summarizing what evidence exists to determine who was responsible – much less to convincingly support repeated claims that the plane was downed by a Russian-supplied missile in the hands of Ukrainian separatists.
Your administration has not provided any satellite imagery showing that the separatists had such weaponry, and there are several other “dogs that have not barked.” Washington’s credibility, and your own, will continue to erode, should you be unwilling – or unable – to present more tangible evidence behind administration claims. In what follows, we put this in the perspective of former intelligence professionals with a cumulative total of 260 years in various parts of U.S. intelligence.


We have always taken pride in not shooting from the hip, but rather in doing intelligence analysis that is evidence-based. The evidence released to date does not bear close scrutiny; it does not permit a judgment as to which side is lying about the shoot-down of Flight 17. Our entire professional experience would incline us to suspect the Russians – almost instinctively. Our more recent experience, particularly observing Secretary Kerry injudiciousness in latching onto one spurious report after another as “evidence,” has gone a long way toward balancing our earlier predispositions.
It seems that whenever Kerry does cite supposed “evidence” that can be checked – like the forged anti-Semitic fliers distributed in eastern Ukraine or the photos of alleged Russian special forces soldiers who allegedly slipped into Ukraine – the “proof” goes “poof” as Kerry once said in a different context. Still, these misrepresentations seem small peccadillos compared with bigger whoppers like the claim Kerry made on August 30, 2013, no fewer than 35 times, that “we know” the government of Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical incidents near Damascus nine days before.
On September 3, 2013 – following your decision to call off the attack on Syria in order to await Congressional authorization – Kerry was still pushing for an attack in testimony before a thoroughly sympathetic Senate Foreign Affairs Committee. On the following day Kerry drew highly unusual personal criticism from President Putin, who said: “He is lying, and he knows he is lying. It is sad.”

Equally serious, during the first week of September 2013, as you and President Vladimir Putin were putting the final touches to the deal whereby Syrian chemical weapons would be given up for destruction, John Kerry said something that puzzles us to this day. On September 9, 2013, Kerry was in London, still promoting a U.S. attack on Syria for having crossed the “Red Line” you had set against Syria’s using chemical weapons.

At a formal press conference, Kerry abruptly dismissed the possibility that Bashar al-Assad would ever give up his chemical weapons, saying, “He isn’t about to do that; it can’t be done.” Just a few hours later, the Russians and Syrians announced Syria’s agreement to do precisely what Kerry had ruled out as impossible. You sent him back to Geneva to sign the agreement, and it was formally concluded on September 14.

Regarding the Malaysia Airlines shoot-down of July 17, we believe Kerry has typically rushed to judgment and that his incredible record for credibility poses a huge disadvantage in the diplomatic and propaganda maneuvering vis-a-vis Russia. We suggest you call a halt to this misbegotten “public diplomacy” offensive. If, however, you decide to press on anyway, we suggest you try to find a less tarnished statesman or woman.


If the U.S. has more convincing evidence than what has so far been adduced concerning responsibility for shooting down Flight 17, we believe it would be best to find a way to make that intelligence public – even at the risk of compromising “sources and methods.” Moreover, we suggest you instruct your subordinates not to cheapen U.S. credibility by releasing key information via social media like Twitter and Facebook.

The reputation of the messenger for credibility is also key in this area of “public diplomacy.” As is by now clear to you, in our view Secretary Kerry is more liability than asset in this regard. Similarly, with regard to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, his March 12, 2013 Congressional testimony under oath to what he later admitted were “clearly erroneous” things regarding NSA collection should disqualify him. Clapper should be kept at far remove from the Flight 17 affair.

What is needed, if you’ve got the goods, is an Interagency Intelligence Assessment – the genre used in the past to lay out the intelligence. We are hearing indirectly from some of our former colleagues that what Secretary Kerry is peddling does not square with the real intelligence. Such was the case late last August, when Kerry created a unique vehicle he called a “Government (not Intelligence) Assessment” blaming, with no verifiable evidence, Bashar al-Assad for the chemical attacks near Damascus, as honest intelligence analysts refused to go along and, instead, held their noses.
We believe you need to seek out honest intelligence analysts now and hear them out. Then, you may be persuaded to take steps to curb the risk that relations with Russia might escalate from “Cold War II” into an armed confrontation. In all candor, we see little reason to believe that Secretary Kerry and your other advisers appreciate the enormity of that danger.

The VIPS letter justifiably rips Kerry, quite possibly the worst US Secretary of State in the modern era but leaves Mr. Obama with some undeserved wiggle-room, what happened to Harry Truman's famous motto "the buck stops here" when it comes to the Commander in Chief?  Obama is responsible for this as much as he was responsible for Benghazi because it went down on his watch. Hell, if there actually was proof outside of the social media that the spokespeople for administration keep trying to sell there would have been an immediate mega-media event to present that very evidence of Putin's culpability to the entire world. There would have been satellite images and more yet Obama and his minions have absolutely nothing which not only strongly indicates some level of a cover-up but also knowledge that it was in fact the actions of the Ukraine junta in Kiev that was responsible for this heinous crime. For a man who only months ago was the golden boy of global finance mafia of the Empire "Yats" sure tendered his resignation in a hurry after MH17 and the current puppet leader of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko aka The Chocolate King would surely not even fart before clearing it with the US regime's permission. Can anyone say Operation Northwoods?

The Kiev junta had the motive and means to shoot down MH17 and the US establishment led by Kerry, Obama and Nuland had the ability to control the narrative through their propaganda machine lie factory. A propaganda machine that on a daily basis churns out proclamations by the post coup, US puppet government in Kiev as if they were holy writ. To believe the lies of the Obama government the devious Russian as are now using their rebel proxies to plant landmines around the crash site. This is very convenient for the US backed Nazis and the Poroshenko junta to prevent any sort of unbiased, independent investigation. Who benefits from this? I'll give you a hint, his initials are BHO.

It is also notable that the MH17 flight recorders were spirited away last week to the UK where the Norsefire government of the dastardly fascist David Cameron rules and will ensure that the actual content of the recordings will be cooked to a fine fricassee of bullshit by the time that they are officially released. The Brits are the willing lapdogs and co-conspirators of the US warfare state, we saw it when Tony Blair lied his ass off to provide cover for Bush's "Shock and Awe" attack on Iraq and with the integral role of GCHQ in the NSA Stasi's surveillance activities. And they will lie their asses off for Obama too.
Come on Mr. President, where are the satellite images of the missile that hit MH17 and the coordinates of where it came from? The world awaits and answer, just like they still are cooling their heels for a legitimate explanation of what really went down in Benghazi the night that Ambassador Stevens and those other Americans were murdered and really, would you really believe anything that a pathological liar like Obama would say anyway? Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh in his piece "The Red Line and the Ratline" wrote that what really was going on at the consulate an annex was an Iran-Contra style operation, the sleazy Darrell Issa won't touch this with a ten foot pole but that is why he is the chief inquisitor isn't it?

At the very least the Obama regime is covering up the ugly truth that their pet neo-Nazis in Ukraine went rogue and were responsible for the shooting down of MH17 which would put the blood on Obama's hands. But the bastard has become used to bathing in it so the truth may be far worse if there was US foreknowledge and those 298 people were sacrificed in the pursuit of a personal vendetta that dear leader has been nurturing against Putin over being punked last year. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Journey of the CNN Tunnel Wolf

The nadir for the American state-corporate media have finally been hit with the now six months running vomit of lies about the nature of exactly what type of neo-Nazis that the US establishment and the Obama regime are backing in Ukraine, the 24/7 "two minutes hate" directed at the now thoroughly demonized Vladimir Putin and most recently the disgusting orgy of apologies for the criminal murder of women and children in Gaza by the insane Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu. The latest example of just how rotten that the star-spangled, Kardashian drenched, exceptionalist snake oil selling  lie factory has become was the missing airplane network - CNN's propaganda piece of former AIPAC lobbyist turned celebrity pitchman for imperial blood and greed Wolf Blitzer's journey to God's chosen land to provide a nationally televised spectacle of the exploration of one of those "terror tunnels" allegedly used by Hamas.

I just love CNN's description of the passageway (which for all that we know is a movie set constructed by the Netanyahu regime (much like George W. Bush's famous phony dude ranch in Crawford, TX was) as:

The opening was so small that CNN's Wolf Blitzer -- no physical giant -- had to bend down to climb inside one of 30 or so Palestinian tunnels from Gaza to southern Israel.

In a perverse way I can almost see Bibi, all puffed up like a poisonous, blood-sucking toad claiming that the murder of children is a preventative measure to keep the little bastards from sneaking into Israel to conduct devious missions of murder, rape and sabotage. It sells very well to the  US based television addicted sheep who are down with all of the slaughter that their tax money is subsidizing - especially the sort of fanatical chicken-fried 'Christians' who flock to the black masses of demons like Christians United For Israel (CUFI) leader and false prophet John Hagee to shout their praises to the almighty military of extremist, right-wing Israel like their historical predecessors in Nazi Germany who were similarly mesmerized by Hitler at one of the fire-lit black masses of murderous intent of days of yore.

Seeing Blitzer's dog and pony show brought back memories, It was just like the flim-flam man of ginned up outrage and schlock Geraldo River with Al Capone's fucking vault all over again. Blitzer, while not nearly as flamboyant as Rivera is afforded the totally undeserved political clout that all of the con-artists who play "news" people on the electronic crackpipe get in this rotten, brainwashed, mean-spirited colony of fucked over and fucked out lemmings.While not possessing the pure performance skills of Geraldo - who was brilliantly pegged by film critic of the Los Angeles Times Tim Rutten who made the observation that in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in the devastation of New Orleans:

"Seeing him descend bright-eyed and sweaty on wretched New Orleans, as he did in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath, was like watching a vulture on crystal meth. The word that came to mind was not 'reporting,' but 'feeding.'"

Wolf - who now like those who really have hit it truly big in American television is afforded recognition by only one name like Oprah and Geraldo - is the go to guy in foreign tales, particularly those involving Israel despite the glaring and obvious conflict of interest in that he 1) is a former AIPAC employee 2) happens to be Jewish. The latter is of course no attempt to engage in Jew-baiting but really, how can a Zionist ever be trusted to provide an unbiased view of the Israeli-Palestinian tragedy. It's like the guy over at the Washington Post who just penned a ridiculously over the top screed entitled  "With Israel, the world is blaming the victims" from which I excerpt:

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s anti- Semitism is getting the better of him. Once again, the Turkish prime minister has trotted out the Hitler analogy in relation to Israel and what it has done in Gaza. “They curse Hitler morning and night,” he said of the Israelis. “However, now their barbarism has surpassed even Hitler’s.”

 Erdogan’s Hitler fetish is both revolting and inaccurate. Hitler murdered an estimated 6 million Jews, not to mention millions of Poles, Russians, Gypsies and, as a group, homosexuals; the Israelis have killed in the current Gaza operation more than 1,000 Palestinians. The difference between murdered and killed — the former on purpose, the latter mostly what’s called “collateral damage” — ought to be clear to anyone whose mind is not addled by anti-Semitism.
 Israel has gone out of its way to try to avoid civilian deaths. It has often — maybe too often — not succeeded. But it has warned civilians with telephone calls and text messages and even dummy bombs hitting the roof. This, I point out, is far more than President Obama has done when U.S. drones kill terrorists in Pakistan or wherever. Hamas militants are also terrorists and they hide, as every guerrilla army has ever done, among the people.

 The loss of civilian life is awful, but it is no Holocaust. It is, though, an opportunity for anti-Semites, latent or otherwise, to express their bigotry. Their implied statement is that the Jews had it coming — see how they act now! Their bigotry overpowers their logic and they deliriously lose all sense of proportion — 6 million vs. 1,000 or so in Gaza — and they conflate the killer with the killed. It is repugnant.

Citing any more will only make me gag so go and view the piece yourself. BTW, the writer's last name just happens to be "Cohen" which being a Jewish surname bears serious scrutiny of whether he exhibits a bias in an emotional and religion tainted, ongoing PR struggle over land which was stolen by Israel based upon a supposed mandate from God himself which is total horseshit being that it has never been definitely proven that God even exists. I mean show me the fucking deed outside of that hunk of outhouse ass-wiping material that is the Christian bible along with the wrathful Old Testament prequel. Being an atheist and recognizing that religion is all superstitious nonsense based on a history of manipulation for political purposes by Kings and Popes and other cunning cynics who were before their time in understanding that it was all a big bamboozle it is easy for me to disavow any hogwash based on a mandate from "God".

Hell, I guess that I can be smeared as an anti-Semite as well for my daring to call into question the deeply embedded biases and agendas of Richard Cohen and "Wolf", with all critics of the ongoing human rights abomination that is Netanyahu's kill-crazy rampage blowing up schools, hospitals, playgrounds, power plants and killing women and children being tagged as the moral equivalents of those who ran the gas showers at Auschwitz I am in good company. According to the apologists for the Israeli war criminals - including the entire pack of traitors and America-lasters in the US Congress - we are ALL anti-Semites now.

But the flip side of that is the growing fascist, racial supremacist and increasingly violent nature of the Israelis who through their actions have sickly become very much like the Nazis who murdered Jews by the millions. The ultimate endgame of Netanyahu and his willing executioners will be less ostentatious versions of the death camps where the Jewish victims of Hitler's genocidal mania were eradicated as the same subhumans that the Palestinians have now become. Were I to believe in God I would say that he is a psychopath with a very sick sense of fucking humor given that the persecuted race has now become the murderers and oppressors and have constructed a remarkably similar society in which butchery has become acceptable and the slogan of Gott Mit Uns could be translated into Hebrew and stitched into the Israeli flag above the Star of David. 

As an American taxpayer who is outraged at the ongoing murder of children that my money is being stolen by the US government to subsidize I may have no choice but as an American citizen who still enjoys at least as it is advertised my First Amendment right to freedom of speech: FUCK ISRAEL! 

Democrats Continue to Milk Obama "Impeachment" for Donations

Just to get things out of the way right off the bat so there is no doubt where I stand President Barack Obama should be impeached and removed from office - but it isn't going to happen. Obama should be ousted from power primarily due to his manifest and ongoing unfitness for the gig in the first place. He has always been an amateur, an incompetent and a man who immediately surrounded himself with cronies, crooks and political foes - that slick media hyped team of rivals thing - and has not only carried on with the job that George W. Bush started in destroying the country but has taken it to new levels. Obama presided over the taxpayer funded bailout (and later the coverup) of the great heist pulled off by the Wall Street banksters - not one of whom has gone to prison.

Mr. Hope and Change also bears primary responsibility for that big wet kiss (with plenty of tongue) to the parasitical insurance industry commonly known as Obamacare - the shakedown of Americans to buy crappy health insurance with the power of the government enforcing it. Corporations are already jacking up dependent health care insurance rates in a blatant effort to purge employee family members from their bottom lines and feed them into the maw of Obamacare - actual employees will soon be divested by the big boys in this massive scam that should have been strangled in the crib.  El Presidente has also completed the destabilization of the Middle East that Bush began with the attack on Iraq, trashed the reputation of the U.S. with his above the law NSA spying on everyone on the planet, thrown US backing behind the same type of Nazi filth in Ukraine that the fathers and grandfathers of Americans defeated in World War II and with his ongoing personal vendetta against the leader of a nuclear armed country who embarrassed him has us sitting at the brink of World War III which could be a thermonuclear cataclysm all because of dear leader's wounded pride.

So yeah, the bastard should be impeached but given the level of complicity in his high crimes and misdemeanors that is shared by the enemy of the American people that is Congress he will serve out the remainder of his lamentable second term before turning the keys of the war machine over to his preordained successor Hillary Rodham-Clinton. Obama has been good for business if one is a sociopath who deals in bad paper and human blood and at the end of the day in the smoking remains of what used to be a great country a swine like Obama and his contemptibly corrupt regime is the proverbial goose that laid the golden egg - and the oligarchy is not going to kill it. The impeachment threat does make for good politics in an election year that serves both of our political crime syndicates but especially the putrid Democrats who are making hay off of the non-issue to solicit money from the five to twenty dollar flock of suckers whose small donations fund Democratic party front groups like Move On and Democracy for America.
I was forwarded this email from the latter money mill DFA:

Can you believe this? Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst just said that she wants to impeach the President for being "a dictator."

That kind of extremist rhetoric is not unusual for Joni Ernst. It's one reason why Sarah Palin, another impeachment supporter, endorsed her. Ernst and Palin are firing up the Tea Party base and reminding all of us that Joni Ernst's positions are just too extreme for Iowans.

This race could determine who controls the U.S. Senate. If Joni Ernst wins, the Republicans could control both houses of Congress for the rest of President Obama's term. That means no equal pay for equal work, and no funding to rebuild our nation's crumbling infrastructure. It means more votes to repeal Obamacare, and an escalation of the war on women.

Most importantly, if Joni Ernst wins, she and her fellow Tea Party extremists will feel emboldened to impeach President Obama.

There's nothing too extreme for Joni Ernst. She would vote for a constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality. Joni Ernst wants to ban all abortions -- even in the terrible cases of rape, incest, or life of the mother. Those aren't just radical ideas, they're an attack on working people, women, and LGBT Americans. Joni Ernst won't address real problems or put Americans back to work.
With these radical positions, Joni Ernst walks in lock-step with the Tea Party extremists -- and out of sync with middle class Americans and their values.

That's why we need you to pitch in for Bruce Braley for Senate. During his time in Congress, Bruce has secured back pay owed to our veterans, helped 100,000 unemployed Iowans get back on the job, and fought for equal pay for equal work. He believes that every woman has the right to consider the hardest of choices with her doctor. And he won't support the impeachment of our president.

Thanks for everything you do to keep Iowa -- and the Senate -- blue.

The letter was signed "Jim" who is James Dean, brother of former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean, the Vermont screamer. It is just the latest variation of the solicitation email that has been according to what I hear hitting targeted recipients daily in the run-up to the November mid-terms. The Democrats are useless hypocrites and phonies in accusing Republicans of using dog whistle appeals to voters and inflammatory discriminatory words in the "culture wars" that drives so many of their base voters. As anyone can see by reading DFA's appeal for money, from the same people who were screwed over by Obama's ongoing subsidizing of Wall Street gambling casinos and are now being crushed by the hidden inflation of rising food prices and smaller packaging as a result the Democrats use exactly the same tactics. The email is replete with references to bogeymen "Sarah Palin" and the "Tea Party" and panders to identity based demographics such as gays, women and non-white voters - the usual suckers who the party riles up every election cycle with cries of imminent Republican persecution and then shits all over after the votes have been counted and the money socked away.

It is quite the scam but there are likely millions of suckers who are going for it and despite DFA's fear-mongering plea that the dough is needed to prevent the takeover of the Senate by the GOP (which is imminent) the money is likely destined for 2016 to fund the great crusade of Queen Hillary the Intevitable, the Joan of Arc of the poor and the downtrodden who will immediately renege on all of her promises - just like Obama did - once the voting is over and there is no longer the need for an army of useful idiots who will be summarily shit upon until the need for their money again arises in 2018.
As the great American writer H.L. Mencken once remarked about the nature of our political system:

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."

This is as relevant in 2014 as the day that he wrote it. BOTH of these wretched excuses for political parties in America should be outlawed and their leaders jailed before they can finish destroying this once great country from within. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Report: Obama's NSA Stasi Destroying Free Press in USA

President Barack Obama's Nixonian war on journalism received an ironic seal of approval today in a joint report issued by watchdog groups Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union that points out the obvious in that the very basis of the First Amendment, a free press is well on the way to extinction in The Homeland. The Founding Fathers understood that it was imperative to establish that most important check on the government to restrain the corruption of entrenched power and the ability of journalists to be able to inform the populace of what elected officials were up to at any given time is the cornerstone upon which a free society and a healthy democracy rests. Obama and the rest of the greatest enemies that the American people have faced in US history - a venal and thoroughly rancid gaggle of  crooks, liars, perverts, gangsters and prostitutes in the US Congress along with a judicial system that has been sold to the highest bidder -  loathe the very concept of a free and unfettered press and have arrayed in 2014 to snuff it out lest it ever challenge their mounting crimes against the republic.

The HRW-ACLU report is entitled "With Liberty to Monitor All" (subtitled How Large-Scale US Surveillance is Harming Journalism, Law, and American Democracy) is just the latest example of how decades of political corruption, legal chicanery and an indolent, slothful and willfully ignorant populace have allowed this once great country to be stealthily destroyed from within, the very pillars of the foundation of a once free society eaten away as if by a ravenous army of Formosan termites. The report comes on top of over a year of leaks of documents on the programs and procedures of the unaccountable (and completely enabled by Congress) NSA that were procured by former government contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden. The always fraudulent war on terror has from day one been a war on the American people and there are many within the Washington establishment who want to see him murdered or even worse - Obama probably has a hard on for the day that the targeting coordinates of the man will be delivered to him along with his orange juice and the morning kill list.

From an article on the report written by former Washington Post columnist Dan Froomkin (he was rudely run out of town in 2009 when his "White House Watch" column no longer was exposing the lies of the Bush regime) over at the new online magazine The Intercept (you know that it won't be altered unlike stories at NBC) on the report I excerpt the following:

Even before the Snowden revelations, reporters trying to cover important defense, intelligence and counter-terrorism issues were reeling from the effects of unprecedented secrecy and attacks on whistleblowers.
 But newfound awareness of the numerous ways the government can follow electronic trails –  previously considered the stuff of paranoid fantasy — has led sources to grow considerably more fearful.
 “It used to be that leak investigations didn’t get far because it was too hard to uncover the source, but with digital tools it’s just much easier, and sources know that,” said Washington Post contributor Barton Gellman, one of the 46 journalists interviewed for the survey.

Sources are “afraid of the entire weight of the federal government coming down on them,” New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer is quoted as saying. “The added layer of fear makes it so much harder. I can’t count the number of people afraid of the legal implications [of speaking to me].”
Jonathan Landay, a McClatchy Newspapers reporter covering national security and intelligence, told Human Rights Watch that some sources have grown reluctant to talk to him about anything, “even something like, ‘Please explain the rationale for this foreign policy.’ That’s not even dealing with classified material; that’s just educating readers.”

Methods reporters use to avoid surveillance are time-consuming, difficult, off-putting  to sources — and ultimately futile, the surveyed journalists reported. “If the government wants to get you, they will,” Washington Post reporter Adam Goldman said.

But when journalists can’t do their jobs, the effect is felt well beyond the profession alone. Insufficiently informed journalism can “undermine effective democratic participation and governance,” the report states.

It is actually one hell of a lot easier to dispense with freedom of the press these days even without the heavy hand of the government applying the garrote and giving it a hard good twist. The top "reporters" and "news" people in America -thanks largely to the massive media consolidation spree that then President Bill Clinton set into motion with the odious Telecommunications Act of 1996 - are largely comprised of a pack of power-suckling careerists, rank sycophants, sleazy on the payroll government shills, self-obsessed celebrity pundits and ghoulish electronic ambulance chasers like the pride of CNN, Nancy Grace.  

It is very simple to manufacture consent in America and Nazi propaganda czar Paul Joseph Goebbels would be proud of the 'most trusted talking heads in US media' these days. Take  for example the all-star lineup of the Sunday morning masters of electronic fellatio including the ever scummy David Gregory of NBC's Meet the Press, longtime political insider Bob Schieffer of CBS's Face the Nation, the dynamic duo at CNN being former AIPAC lobbyist Wolf Blitzer and that insipid blathering sow Candy Crowley, former Clinton flack George Stephanopoulos over at ABC's this week with neocon liar and PNAC founder William Kristol now riding shotgun and of course FOX's Chris Wallace. When the carcass of this rapidly collapsing empire is one day hauled upon the autopsy table by future historians to determine where it all went wrong a generous smattering of video from the ongoing beltway circle jerk on the Sabbath will likely be a key part of the study. As for the rest of the liars, snakes and bunco artists in the corrupt state-corporate media there are more to name than there is the time and space. Suffice it to say that in America, nothing sells quite as cheaply as integrity - just tune into MSNBC some night around the time that Rachel Maddow comes on to whore herself out to provide cover for the high crimes and misdemeanors of the Obama administration.

For the rest there is the NSA - the ultimate trump card of the fascist state and the perfect apparatus to suppress and target honest journalists trying to make a living and whistleblowers who attempt to get the truth out about the massive and metastasizing cancer within the government and every other prominent industry in America these days. They are the ultimate enemies of the state, at least the gangster state as it exists today - forget about al Qaeda, ISIS or even the current Emanuel Goldstein/New Hitler that is Russian President Vladimir Putin, the target of the new "two minutes hate" beamed into the living rooms of television addicted Americans 24/7. If we lived in a decent society with a functional poltical system - WE DON'T - The HRW-ACLU report would provide a serious warning to Americans that it is all slipping away and unless they wake up soon they will be as startled as the sheep when they round that final corner in the gleaming maze of steel chutes to confront the captive bolt pistol and their destiny.

But there is always another season of Dancing With the Stars upcoming and the NFL's preseason slate kicks off next week. Bread and circuses baby!

Goebbels shrugged.

LINKS to the report:

Foolish Obama About to Start World War III

The 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I is this week and at the rate that the dangerous and incompetent narcissist in chief is going we may just celebrate with a grand fireworks show that will usher in World War III. Let's face it, the United States has become addicted to war, outside of the financial fraud industry that was abetted by Obama with the huge Wall Street bailout and subsequent failure to prosecute any of those banksters responsible for wrecking the economy war is always the answer and in an election year with feckless Democrats terrified of being called "chicken" we now stand at the brink of historic catastrophe.

The root of Obama's derangement, as to our current national plight is his insane obsession with sticking it to the now fully demonized Russian leader Vladimir Putin over those twin humiliations. The thin-skinned one has never quite gotten over Russia's role in sparing NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden from torture, a show trial reminiscent of those staged by Stalin and then more torture and his intervention to prevent a massive military strike on Syria late last summer that was based on the still unproven responsibility for the gassing of civilians at Ghouta -it is most likely that the jihadist rebels that Obama's regime was backing did it as a false flag to lure the US into a war. Obama's supreme arrogance and thin-skinned inability to act the part of the putative leader of the free world has set us all on a blind and deadly rush to the precipice of the abyss.

The thing is going to erupt in a big way over Ukraine, that splendid little coup d'etat that went terribly wrong - which things have a tendency to do if run by idiots like Obama's dream team over at the State Department - and deprived the rapacious crony capitalist corporations who were salivating at divvying up the spoils of "the breadbasket of the world".  The early stages of what now is on track to become the mother of all foreign policy debacles with the US establishment capitalizing on the very suspicious and serendipitous shooting down of that Malaysian Airlines jet to send in US military advisers to prop up the ragtag forces of the puppet state of Kiev that the deranged Chocolate King aka Petro Poroshenko has unleashed upon federalist rebels and civilians in the east. The downing of MH17 presents a perfect opportunity for the US-EU-NATO Axis of Aggression to pacify the east and further encircle Russia in clear violation of the agreement struck by American leaders when the Soviet Union broke up. Obama's juvenile insistence at holding billions of people hostage in his ongoing dick-measuring contest with Putin is about to blow up big time because there is only so much that Russia is going to take before the US created new Cold War goes hot.

One of the greatest problems in America today - other than the acceptance of perpetual war and the glorification of an increasingly militarized police presence - is the greed and it is particularly evident in Ukraine where there was already intensive preparation for another of those color revolutions to throw open the door to US resource plunder and IMF enforced austerity. The conditions were already there for Obama and the stammering ass that is John Kerry to avenge their embarrassing punking by Putin. The conditions were always ripe for exploitation and the expansion into yet another of this once great country's illegal post WW II wars of aggression and conquest. As I wrote a few months ago in a piece entitled "Making Ukraine Safe for US Corporate Vultures";

The dirty little secret of the entire Ukraine debacle is that prior to the orchestrated putsch that installed the austerity puppet government the country had already been sliced, diced and carved into bite sized pieces to be fed to the rapacious, insatiable corporate vultures that comprise the real power behind the throne. Less known than Victoria Nuland’s intercepted phone call where she and US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt discussed their intent to circumvent the EU to install former central banker “Yats” is an appearance that she made at the National Press Club in Washington to advise the circling corporate vultures that the US “We have invested more than 5 billion dollars to help Ukraine to achieve these and other goals ” – this is taxpayer money that sure could be used right here at home given the dismal job market and gutting of essential and social service programs to finance the warfare state and the expansion of the corporate empire. Behind Nuland on the dais was a prominently featured logo for oil giant Chevron, which has a $10 billion shale oil deal with Ukraine on the line, it is interesting in that the $10 billion is exactly the same figure that the occupying puppet government was bemoaning as being lost by the Russian annexation of Crimea - after that referendum that won't be recognized by the hypocritical US-EU-NATO schemers. The violence is coming, anyone with a working knowledge of US history can see that and soon the jackals, mercs, neo-Nazis and the military will soon be fully engaging in "anti-terrorist" operations. But you won’t hear about any of this on ABC’s This Week or any of those other beltway circle jerks advertised as news shows every Sunday morning.

For the corporate dismantling of Ukraine there are a few excellent pieces of reading that come with my highest recommendation which are fine the work of JP Sottile aka The News Vandal.  The following excerpt comes from his piece “The Corporate-Foreign Policy ‘Deep State’ at Work in Ukraine” which links to his pieces at Consortium News and Buzzflash as well as provides links to all sources:

 The visible maneuvering over Crimea and the Cold War nostalgia expressed by belligerent U.S. politicians doesn’t quite match the corporate takeover we saw in Iraq. Rather, it feels more like Guatemala & the United Fruit Co. in 1953, or Iran & the CIA in 1953.

The moves are happening on two fronts: energy and agribusiness.

To read my story on Condi Rice and Chevron’s new 50-year lease to develop shale gas in Ukraine go to BuzzFlash: The Business of America Is Giving Countries Like Ukraine the Business
Excerpt: Like most American Exceptionalists, Condi Rice’s bluster and posturing can be reverse-engineered to find the banal truth about U.S. foreign policy. For example, her steadfast belief that Ukraine “should not be a pawn in a great-power conflict but rather an independent nation” might have something to do with Chevron’s 50-year lease to develop Ukraine’s shale gas reserves.
When that lease was signed on November 5, 2013, it stoked Russian fears about losing its influence on, and a major gas market in, a former satellite. It also came on the eve of the much-disputed trade deal with the European Union that, once abandoned due to Russian pressure, led to the toppling of Ukraine’s government. Reuters characterized Ukraine’s “$10 billion shale gas production-sharing agreement with U.S. Chevron” as “another step in a drive for more energy independence from Russia.”

To read my story on growing investments by Cargill, Monsanto and Big Ag in the Soviet Union’s former breadbasket go to Consortiumnews:  Corporate Interests Behind Ukraine Putsch
Excerpt: Despite the turmoil within Ukrainian politics after Yanukovych rejected a major trade deal with the European Union just seven weeks earlier, Cargill was confident enough about the future to fork over $200 million to buy a stake in Ukraine’s UkrLandFarming. According to Financial Times, UkrLandFarming is the world’s eighth-largest land cultivator and second biggest egg producer. And those aren’t the only eggs in Cargill’s increasingly-ample basket.

On Dec. 13, Cargill announced the purchase of a stake in a Black Sea port. Cargill’s port at Novorossiysk — to the east of Russia’s strategically significant and historically important Crimean naval base — gives them a major entry-point to Russian markets and adds them to the list of Big Ag companies investing in ports around the Black Sea, both in Russia and Ukraine.

Both stories touch on the “Deep State” of interlocking interests, political fixers and policymakers steering U.S. policy into a long-desired collision with Russia. Ultimately, it’s about opening the door to Ukraine’s resources for well-connected corporations.

Mr. Sotille also is interviewed here on the libertarian Scott Horton Show. Also The News Vandal looks like a good place to visit for information on commentary on a wide range of topics, check it out.
It is disaster capitalism write large, Naomi Klein wrote about this in her book “The Shock Doctrine” and has a new piece out at the Guardian entitled "Why US fracking companies are licking their lips over Ukraine" describing how the wave of “fracking” is about to reach a crescendo with the patriotic rallying cry of defeating Putin as the bogus corporate mantra. The moneyed special interests are swarming all over every aspect of the Ukraine situation looking to cash in,’s recent article “Ukranian Crisis Not Wasted by Washington Lobbyists” is also a must read.
Then there is that disgusting appointment of the son of sitting Vice President Joe Biden to the board of the largest gas company in Ukraine, Burisma Holdings who has been using the chaos in the aftermath of the downing of MH17 to set up extraction operations. The next week will be critical as the US now is no longer hiding the aiding and abetting of an illicit government in Kiev that has from the day that democratically elected leader Viktor Yanokovych with the help of overt fascists and neo-Nazis. The insertion of military advisers and the assistance of targeting rebel rocket sites may be something that even Putin may not be able to swallow after months of failed attempts to bait him into sending the Russian military into Ukraine and triggering what would be an immediate NATO response.

This is what happens when arsonists are allowed to play with matches and Obama is the biggest firebug of them all.