“The road to peace requires building common humanitarian space. Not walls, he stressed. “Russia pays the cost of remaining a nation, a civilization and a state.”” – S Lendman
On December, 18, Putin held his annual Q & A marathon. Discussing vital issues.
Wide-ranging ones. Responding forthrightly to questions. Giving straight-talk honest answers.
Polar opposite Obama. Making him look buffoon-like by comparison. A serial liar. With no credibility whatever. His latest Cuba gambit more stunt than policy change. Expect Cubans soon enough to realize they were had.
Likely smart enough to know already. The devil they’ve known for over half a century is more villainous now than ever.
Fidel is right saying he “harbor(s) (not) the slightest doubt that the United States is about to commit, and lead the world toward, the greatest error in its history.”
“A nuclear war is inevitable,” he believes. Perhaps any time. Earlier Castro thought against Iran. Perhaps still today.
Likely extremely concerned about hostile US relations toward Russia. Hugely dangerous. Ukrainian flashpoint conditions.
At age 88, his intellect remains acute. His knowledge of vital issues impressive. His honesty and integrity impeccable.
His forthrightness noteworthy. His fear of potential disaster too important to ignore. It bears repeating. The devil he dealt with for over half a century is meaner and nastier than ever.
Putin, like Castro, knows what he’s up against. Not about to roll over for Washington. Especially on issues mattering most. Continue reading
Normalization of relations with Cuba is not the result of a diplomatic breakthrough or a change of heart on the part of Washington. Normalization is a result of US corporations seeking profit opportunities in Cuba, such as developing broadband Internet markets in Cuba.
Before the American left and the Cuban government find happiness in the normalization, they should consider that with normalization comes American money and a US Embassy. The American money will take over the Cuban economy. The embassy will be a home for CIA operatives to subvert the Cuban government. The embassy will provide a base from which the US can establish NGOs whose gullible members can be called to street protest at the right time, as in Kiev, and the embassy will make it possible for Washington to groom a new set of political leaders.
In short, normalization of relations means regime change in Cuba. Soon Cuba will be another of Washington’s vassal states. Continue reading
“By definition a privilege is a special entitlement granted by the state on a conditional basis. It can be revoked in certain circumstances as opposed to the RIGHT, which is not granted by a government body but rather inherent by birth. Thus no one can legally suppress our right to free speech, unless done by force, in which case it would be an act of aggression.” – S Baranov
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
When I heard first about the Washington Navy Yard shooting which occurred on September 16, 2013, I registered two thoughts in my mind in a blink of an eye. First, of course, was the question of whether that was another false flag attack, intended to strip the American people of their second amendment rights while blaming gun violence on their constitutional right to keep and bear arms, and second I thought; how long will it take before Senator Feinstein makes an attempt to revive the gun law debate?
Just as I thought, it wasn’t too long before her words on the matter were publicly heard: “Congress must stop shirking its responsibility and resume a thoughtful debate on gun violence in this country,” she said. “We must do more to stop this endless loss of life.”
Pondering her statements, I was thinking about countless lives lost in illegal, fraudulent wars like Iraq, which are still going on and continuously killing innocent people. It was quite shocking to hear Senator Feinstein showing her support for another invasion in Syria to support Al Qaida terrorists to overthrow Assad’s government. She claimed that the American people are against the war on Syria because they don’t know what she does! (1)
Well, regardless of her claim to know more, the American people know just enough to vote against the war, while being well informed by the alternative media which played a major role in putting WW3 on hold. Continue reading
“The cost of our torture program — and the failure to prosecute a single official for it (or the destruction of evidence and false statements revealed in its aftermath) will continue to cost this country dearly.” – J Turley
I have long argued in my column as well as numerous blog postings that our country is legally bound to prosecute people responsible for ordering torture during the Bush Administration. There is no question that water boarding is torture as recognized by President Obama, Attorney General Holder, the United Nations and virtually every expert in this field. However, while you may want to try to rewrite legal precedent (as did John Yoo and Jay Bybee in their infamous Torture Memos), you should not try to rewrite history. That is what former Vice President Dick Cheney appears to be doing this month. He told Chuck Todd on Sunday that we never prosecuted anyone for water boarding — an assertion that I and others have repeatedly raised over the years. The statement is simply false and adds historical revisionism to legal revisionism in our sordid foray into torture.
On NBC’s “Meet the Press” this last Sunday, Todd asked: “When you say waterboarding is not torture then why did we prosecute Japanese soldiers?”
Cheney responded: Continue reading
This is how authority-to-act is assumed by unauthorized bodies determined to control humanity. When the assumed right is unchallenged it becomes “fait accompli.” In this particular instance word games are played. – g
European Parliament, Strasbourg, 17 December 2014 votes to recognize Palestine statehood
Nigel Farage MEP, Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Co-President of the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) Group in the European Parliament – http://www.nigelfaragemep.co.uk @Nigel_Farage
James Carver MEP (West Midlands), UK Independence Party (UKIP), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group. http://www.jamescarver.org | @JamesJimCarver
“The CIA torture documents that have come to light offer a mere glimpse into the psychopathic mindset that is behind the entire concept of global domination. . . . It’s an organized movement led by a dark consciousness whose evil mind is on display recently for people to see.” B Suarez
The CIA torture program is fully exposed to the world and there goes Dick Cheney – still alive, still defiant, still selling tyranny, dictatorship and fascism to anyone who will listen. Every time the man speaks he seems to be attempting to speak to your consciousness with the voice of darkness and evil. The voice seems to be saying- “Bad is good, eye for an eye, survival of the fittest wins, he who has the biggest gun wins, kill or be killed, the ends justifies the means.” Now where have I (we) heard this before? Who thinks this way? Who declares boldly that anything goes, murder and torture is fair game, love and peace is weak and useless, might and force rules, and thinks that we live to kill enemies?
I remember now – it‘s the villains in every movie we watched as children. It was the villain in every cop show we watched growing up. Remember the bad guys that always died at the end? The ones whose missions almost succeeded except for the actions of a superhero, or hero cop, detective, agent or investigator saving the day.
I remember the typical villains in old shows and movies – They never felt like they owed anything to humanity. Everything they did was for themselves. They were consumed in egoism and selfishness. The villains of old movies and TV shows never felt responsible for anything they did and they never felt any guilt when doing something evil. Remember those typical personality profiles of the evil villains?
In psychology there is a clear and definite set of signs and symptoms that point to someone being a psychopath. Scott Bonn, PhD, professor of criminology, and expert criminologist states: Continue reading
“This spending bill included language written directly by Citigroup and inserted by the politicians in the back pocket of Jamie Dimon and the rest of the Wall Street cabal. Dimon showed no shame as he personally called lawmakers to insist they pass this bill with the gutting of Dodd Frank.” – Washington’s Blog
“The real owners are the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians, they’re an irrelevancy. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the statehouses, the city halls. They’ve got the judges in their back pockets. And they own all the big media companies, so that they control just about all of the news and information you hear. They’ve got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else.” - George Carlin
After the disgusting example of politicians of both spineless parties bowing down before Wall Street, the military industrial complex and corporate interests this weekend with the passage of a bloated pig of a spending bill totaling $1.1 trillion, how can anyone not on the payroll of the vested interests not admit there is only one party – and it serves only the interests of the wealthy business interests. Obama, champion of the common folk, signed this putrid example of political corruption and corporate capture of the American political system. For all the believers who voted for the red team in the November mid-terms, this is what you got – a bipartisanship screwing of the American people.
The entire episode has been nothing but Kabuki Theater. Both parties have proven to be nothing but puppets marching to the tune of Wall Street moneyed interests, while further entrenching the status quo by voting to allow more corporate influence over the election process. Each side of the aisle allowed just enough dissent to make it appear they might not reach an agreement. But at the end of the day Pelosi, Boehner, Reid and McConnell joined hands and gave it to the American public good and hard. And of course we had the candidates for president in 2016 Warren and Cruz playing to their constituents with speeches and maneuvers designed to make them look like fighters for the common man. It was nothing but a show, as they did nothing substantive to stop the bill from passing. Continue reading
Transcript: Mr Juncker, you are competent, dangerous and doomed to fail – Nigel Farage
Mr Juncker you’re here with your Commission presenting your new work plan, but I can see you’ve been busy with the PR consultants. You’ve been busy trying to spend a pretty penny or two, you’ve been trying to rebrand the European Commission and you’ve come up with a slogan- A new start for Europe, I mean you couldn’t invent it could you? We do it every five years. Continue reading
“In the fictional Star Wars trilogy, Darth Vader was depicted as a ruthless cyborg who served the dark Galactic Empire whereas in real life Dick Cheney is a ruthless human cyborg, fueled by a transplanted heart, whose self-professed travels to the dark side served and greatly influenced a darkening and morally corrupt American Empire.” – A L Roland
It is Cheney who enthusiastically introduced torture as a means to obtain confessions to 9/11 in order to both avoid responsibility for his own actions regarding the planning and implementation of America’s greatest act of treason ~ as well as seemingly justify our resultant illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq: Allen L Roland, Ph.D
“I was a big supporter of waterboarding,” Cheney told ABC’s Jonathan Karl in 2010 in response to a question about battles won and lost within Bush administration’s second term. “I was a big supporter of the enhanced interrogation techniques that…” “And you opposed the administration’s actions of doing away with waterboarding?” Karl asked. “Yes,” Cheney replied.
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” – Plato
Let’s connect all the telltale dots regarding Dick Cheney’s actions:
First some important background and rationale ~ Here’s the 11 minute YouTube must see documentary of the Cheney, Bush and the PNAC Criminal Conspiracy to invade Iraq which obviously was preceded by the PNAC announced need for a new Pearl Harbor ~ which lo and behold became 9/11 within a year and the now infamous and thoroughly discredited official 9/11 story. Continue reading