Sunday, March 9, 2014

Meanwhile Back in The Homeland


With the feverish 'all-in' push for the relaunching of the Cold War the NSA Stasi is probably delighted to be out of the spotlight for the time being at least. The waves of anti-Putin invective continue to roll out of the neocon dominated US propaganda machine over at the Washington Post, the latest war criminal on deck is former Bush administration National Security Adviser and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.  Like Dick Cheney and Colin Powell the lies of Ms. Rice were instrumental in making the case for the illegal and disastrous attack and invasion of Iraq, a country that did not remotely threaten the United States yet like the others she is afforded slavering treatment befitting a great and benevolent defender of human rights while outside of the bubble of The Homeland she would be just another accomplice to one of history's greatest crimes and should have had her day standing in the dock at the Hague. There were people who stood trial at Nuremberg and who were hanged for less than what Rice accomplished with her infamous "we don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud" statement during an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer.
Following up the recent WaPo oped of her war criminal predecessor Henry A. Kissinger the 'Altair Voyager' penned a piece entitled "Will America heed the wake-up call of Ukraine?" in which she leads off with a convenient yet un-provable anecdote that:
 “Meet Viktor Yanu­kovych, who is running for the presidency of Ukraine.” Vladimir Putin and I were standing in his office at the presidential dacha in late 2004 when Yanu­kovych suddenly appeared from a back room. Putin wanted me to get the point. He’s my man, Ukraine is ours — and don’t forget it.
And followed by this call to arms –
This time has to be different. Putin is playing for the long haul, cleverly exploiting every opening he sees. So must we, practicing strategic patience if he is to be stopped. Moscow is not immune from pressure. This is not 1968, and Russia is not the Soviet Union. The Russians need foreign investment; oligarchs like traveling to Paris and London, and there are plenty of ill-gotten gains stored in bank accounts abroad; the syndicate that runs Russia cannot tolerate lower oil prices; neither can the Kremlin’s budget, which sustains subsidies toward constituencies that support Putin. Soon, North America’s bounty of oil and gas will swamp Moscow’s capacity. Authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline and championing natural gas exports would signal that we intend to do precisely that. And Europe should finally diversify its energy supply and develop pipelines that do not run through Russia.
Perhaps Condi is telling the truth – something that she failed to do while the costly in terms of blood and treasure Iraq debacle could have been avoided but it has more than a slight whiff of the normal bullshit that the high criminals of the new Evil Empire regularly trot out without ever being called on them.  The key though is the playing of the Keystone XL pipeline card, as a former Chevron executive her obvious lack of credibility due to conflicts of interest should be pounced on by journalists and a media that honors their duties in the traditions of the First Amendment. We don’t have one here – at least anymore and after the embarrassment of the outing of the unconstitutional NSA surveillance colossus thanks to the leaks from whistleblower Edward Snowden outgoing American Stasi Commandant General Keith Alexander hinted that there will soon be new measures (very likely of a Draconian nature)  implemented to deal with the reportage of the rogue NSA going forward. Oh, and Condi’s former employer Chevron who thought so much of her that they named a fucking oil tanker after her is in full party mode as the corporation just prolonged against an Ecuadoran judgment that got wiped out thanks to getting it thrown into the corrupt US judicial system which never had jurisdiction. It is exactly as journalist Greg Palast dubbed it - "the best democracy money can buy"
And when it comes to buying "democracy" and according to The Guardian none other than "Yats" himself is going to be coming to America this week to visit the White House. He would be the pencil-necked little geek who was illegally installed as the Ukranian Prime Minister whose formal name is Arseny Yatseniuk. "Yats" is the term of endearment used by Victoria "Fuck the EU" Nuland during that intercepted phone call on an unsecured line (what a dumb bitch) as the US was lining up the coup d'etat that would oust democratically elected Viktor Yanukovych in favor of a rogue junta led by the former central banker who will be tasked with carving up Ukraine to be feasted upon by the global financial mafia.
"Yats" will undoubtedly be trotted out by Obama as the head of the 'freedom fighters' seeking to cast off the yoke of the evil bear as has been reincarnated by the spinners as Vladimir Putin's new Soviet Union - note how the same old shit is repackaged to suit the times - not that long ago it was the Islamic Caliphate. The neo-Nazis and fascists that "Yats" relies on as his enforcers are no different than those former 'freedom fighters' that were extolled by none other than the Gipper himself in the Latin American butchers known as the Contras as well as  the Islamist fanatic packed Mujahideen from which al Qaeda sprung forth. I can at some level understand Reagan's backing of murderous thugs given the decades long national trauma that was the Cold War but please explain to me why it is exactly that Obama and his neocons are using American taxpayer money to back a bunch of fucking neo-Nazis. There is no money for the extension of the benefits for the long-term unemployed in this country yet Barry and the boys are able to funnel billions to an illegally installed regime and neo-Nazis?
This is so wrong that there just are not sufficient words to describe it and while the state-corporate media has blasted out months of anti-Putin propaganda to back the filthy overthrow of the sitting government in Ukraine it is no excuse because the truth is out there if people would just get off of their lazy asses and bother to look for it.
 (Image: Dusseldorf Germany parade/US News)