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[Feb 21, 2020] How Can America Play Kingmaker in Venezuela When It Can't Be Trusted to Conduct a Caucus in Iowa -- Strategic Culture

Feb 21, 2020 | www.strategic-culture.org

The headline tells it all ;-)

Future historians, when conducting the messy autopsy on Clown Nation, will point to the first week of February 2020 as the moment when the greatest experiment in popular democracy entered into an inescapable death spiral. This implosion will probably puzzle many people because, as the Commander-in-Chief Donald J. Trump reminded throughout his SOTU address, times are good – indeed, as they so often are before an epic crash.

Don't know how you got all these lucrative primary election contracts for a sub-standard app that a drunk college student computer science major could have designed better. But there should be an investigation into that.

-- Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) February 4, 2020

Just below the surface of the scorching U.S. economy, however, lies a bubbling volcanic lake of political passions – personified by Nancy Pelosi's unhinged behavior at the SOTU that was so outrageous it needs no further comment – will eventually blow its lid, freeze-drying the nation in its treacherous tracks like a modern day Pompeii.

In the week that foretold of impending disaster, the establishment suffered two major setbacks, first by failing to drive out the swamp killer, Donald Trump, and second by failing to name, in transparent and time-honored fashion, the winner of the Iowa state caucus. These tandem events are connected since there is no way the 'deep state' would have accepted two major defeats at the same time. Thus it was forced to derail an enemy potentially more dangerous to the Democratic Party than Donald Trump, and that is the 'democratic socialist' Bernie Sanders.

Here is where America's democratic mask slipped, revealing the true nature of the beast. As the results from the Iowa caucus were being tallied live, Mayor Pete Buttigieg enjoyed an early lead. Eventually, however, the democratic socialist Bernie Sanders started to close the gap before surging ahead of the pack. It was at this precise moment that the results fizzled out, purportedly due to a bad app. Not until the next day were the results made public as Buttigieg was declared the narrow victor, although the small-town mayor had been boasting that he had won the contest before any results were posted. Now to many observers, it looked as though the Democratic Party, sensing the winds of political change in the air, took their ball and stormed home in the middle of the game. Sound familiar?

At this point, a person could either choose to buy the story that a new app for reporting the results simply went kaput, or they could register as a 'conspiracy theorist' by arguing that the dirty Democrats rigged the game when it became apparent that Sanders was heading for victory. There are many reasons for supporting the latter theory, namely because the Democrats had conspired against Sanders before, as WikiLeaks revealed in 2016 with the release of some 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails.

The apps "failure": Des Moines Precinct 80:

Bernie's group had 101 people
Pete's group had 66 people

Bernie & Pete end up tied at 4 delegates following a coin toss.

This is democracy??? 🤔 #IACaucus pic.twitter.com/ZeekGiL6yM

-- andthenwhat? (@NWcarol28) February 5, 2020

And then there is the company behind the app, happily named Shadow Inc, which has a very shadowy lineage indeed. First off, Buttigieg, who certainly profited politically from Shadow's inconceivable incompetence, or expertise, depending on how you look at it, had paid the company tens of thousands of dollars ahead of the Iowa caucus. Second, many of the top executives at Shadow worked in the past for Hillary Clinton's campaign, no small footnote considering that particular campaign's notorious commitment to 'fair play.' Third, efforts by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to "vet" the Shadow app were rejected out of hand by the Iowa Democratic Party. Now with all of the talk over the past several years about 'Russian meddling' in the U.S. elections, wouldn't allowing the DHS a peek at the new technology seem like the smart thing to do? Maybe Iowans, like so many other Democrats , never really believed the Russian "nothing burger" after all.

[Feb 21, 2020] The catch 22 in 2020 elections: if any of the current Dem dwarfs is nominated he/she will lose to Trump. If Sanders is nominated DNC make sure that he will lose to Trump.

Feb 21, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Richard Steven Hack , Feb 20 2020 23:13 utc | 66

My prediction - which is based on nothing, to be sure:

Neither Sanders nor Gabbard have any chance of getting the nomination, whatever the DNC establishment and Democratic elites have to do to prevent it, as they did in 2016.

If either are nominated - or any other of the current crop of losers - the Democrats will lose against Trump, despite Trump making all kinds of incredibly stupid statements during the campaign. Because, let's face it, Trump will do stupid stuff all during the election race - and his supporters will no doubt ignore them or praise him for them.

In other words, US "democracy" is a joke and a sham, and I don't expect to pay much attention to the election as the end result will be the same for the rest of us.

[Feb 21, 2020] The most important issue in 2020 elections

Feb 21, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Jackrabbit , Feb 20 2020 18:21 utc | 18

Bill Clinton, 1992:
It's the economy, stupid.

Jackrabbit, 2020:

It's the Empire, stupid. (tm)

!!

[Feb 21, 2020] One thought about Bloomberg

The dog and pony show conducted by corporate news has adult political aspirants panting like sixth graders for teachers attention. Demeaning to all involved.
Feb 21, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

bjd , Feb 20 2020 17:14 utc | 4

Bloomberg knows the price of everyone, but the value of nothing.

[Feb 21, 2020] The best argument

Feb 21, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Jackrabbit , Feb 20 2020 23:16 utc | 67

Bubbles @50:
The best argument against Democracy is a 5 minute conversation with the average voter.

Winston Churchill


The best argument against plutocracy is a 5 minute conversation with the average oligarch.

- Jackrabbit

!!

[Feb 20, 2020] Fratricide in Las Vegas - Six dwarfs mud fight should be fun all the way to November

Looks like it will Oligarch vs Oligarch Wrestling World Championship match again ;-)
Notable quotes:
"... These six dwarves will probably persist in their quest for the brass ring all the way to the convention ..."
Feb 20, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Some particulars:

  1. Bloomberg is revealed as having said in public that all the disposable income of the poor should be taxed away so that they will not have funds with which to do mischief like buying fast food or sugary drinks.
  2. Bloomberg described Sanders as a Communist who cannot be elected. In this he was correct.
  3. Bloomberg was described by Warren as a cold-hearted and insulting man who openly scorns women, gays and minorities.
  4. Mayor Pete mocked Klobuchar for her inability to remember the name of the president of Mexico. She asked if he was calling her "stupid."

These six dwarves will probably persist in their quest for the brass ring all the way to the convention. In the mayhem there, the "winner" will probably have to choose one of the "losers" to be his VP running mate.

This should be fun all the way to November. pl

[Feb 20, 2020] Argument in favor of tem limits for politicians

Feb 20, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Connecticut Farmer -> Osse • a day ago • edited

"Trump's crudity, arrogance, bigotry, narcissism and sense of entitlement?"

To one degree or another that pretty much characterizes ALL politicians--and, I might add, a great argument in favor of term limits.

[Feb 20, 2020] Time and Coronavirus epidemics

Feb 20, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Reply

Amy Fargochar February 19, 2020 at 6:39 pm

A year from now, maybe sooner, this will be out of the news and something equally as existentially juicy will replace it in the Breaking News

[Feb 20, 2020] Zombie Senator McCarthy is now employed by NYT: NYT Secret Sources Claim Russia Backing Trump Re-Election

They had learned nothing and forgotten nothing ~Taleyrand
Feb 20, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Clearly the only way Trump can win, right?

It's Putin again, right?

Moments after the Times report was published, CNN immediately picked it up for their dozens of viewers.

And of course, the hot-takes:

This story doesn't say how Russia is supposedly doing this https://t.co/6IiamPtSPI

-- Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) February 20, 2020

This story claims that it had five (5!) people criminally leaking alleged content from a classified briefing. And why not, since no one gets prosecuted for these crimes. Still, we have a serious problem with our supposedly professional "intelligence" and "oversight" communities. https://t.co/zuAdwXpU2L

-- Mollie (@MZHemingway) February 20, 2020

Until heads roll and hoaxers are sent to prison, the seditious Russian collusion hoaxers will never stop. They will lie and leak and fabricate evidence, whatever it takes, to prevent the American people from taking charge of their own government. https://t.co/wijJ07QKOO

-- Sean Davis (@seanmdav) February 20, 2020

[Feb 19, 2020] The job the Warren can do really well

Feb 19, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Diana Croissant , 16 February 2020 at 03:30 PM

Does anyone else suspect that Elizabeth Warren is making money on the side doing the voice for Pinocchio in the GEICO ads?

[Feb 16, 2020] Are you suggesting that The Greatest Fighting Force in the Galaxy in All of History, the military of the world's Exceptional Nation, is riddled with grifters?

Feb 16, 2020 | www.unz.com

The Scalpel says: Website Show Comment February 13, 2020 at 7:04 am GMT 300 Words I posted this on an earlier thread, but it is relevant here.

I have been a working full time in Emergency Medicine for over 20 years. I was a "Flight Surgeon" in the Army. Soldiers are notorious for playing up any combat related injury in order to qualify for disability and the financial benefits that flow from being categorized as being disabled. As far as we know, the most serious claimed injuries were "concussions." As a practicing specialist in Emergency Medicine, I can explain that the diagnosis of "concussion" means, by definition, that no abnormality is seen on CT scanning of the brain. The diagnosis is made based on the injured person's purely subjective complaints, i.e. whatever the allegedly injured person says. If the allegedly injured person says the right things, then a physician may call the symptoms that of a concussion.

So, ultimately, a soldier would be diagnosed with a concussion because the soldier (who has financial benefits to gain) says so, and a physician does not dispute it.

I have seen hundreds if not thousands of diagnoses of "concussion". That diagnosis does not have to be supported by any specific findings or even a proper understanding of the diagnosis. It simply has to be entered in the record by a licensed physician. Once that diagnosis is on the medical record, it is up to subsequent providers to refute that diagnosis if they desire to do so.

This is something subsequent providers are very unlikely to want to dedicate the time and effort required to accomplish. There is usually no financial or professional incentive to do so – often the opposite. There is no specific test to definitively say one way or the other if a person had a "concussion". Like PTSD it is a "functional" diagnosis based mainly on subjective symptoms and not objective test results. This is not to say such things do not exist. They do exist. It is only to say that they can be faked or misinterpreted and that will happen if there is a financial incentive to do so. Buck Ransom says: Show Comment February 16, 2020 at 3:36 pm GMT @The Scalpel Are you suggesting that The Greatest Fighting Force in the Galaxy in All of History, the military of the world's Exceptional Nation, is riddled with grifters?

[Feb 16, 2020] DNC jump from one "great hope" to another each six months or so: previously it was Biden, not it's Bloomberg

How ironic! "Billionaire" Bloomberg and his identical twin: "Tons of Money Tom Steyer" are now the favorites of the so called "Party of the People" to win the White House in 2016! Moveover, Bloomberg supported Iraq was and covered-up 9/11
Feb 16, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

From the day he entered the race, Joe Biden was the great hope of the Democratic establishment to spare them from the horrifying prospect of a 2020 race between The Donald and Bernie Sanders.

Today, that same establishment wants Joe out of the race.

[Feb 15, 2020] How does one say Adam Schiff without laughing? by title="View user profile." href="https://caucus99percent.com/users/alligator-ed">Alligator Ed

Highly recommended!
Feb 15, 2020 | caucus99percent.com

At the end of this essay, you may find a song which reasonably applies to Donald Trump directed to Democrats.

How does one say Adam Schiff without laughing? It's hard to continue typing while contemplating the Burbank Buffoon. Yet AS is making obscene flatus-like noises about impeachment 2.0. He and Nervous Nancy will conspire with chief strategist Gerald Nadler about extending the charges of 1.0 to 2.0.

Second verse
Same as the first

Obstructing leaking by firing leakers. That's one of the pending charges. Leutnant Oberst Vindman will be help up as the innocent victim of political retaliation. As I understand the military code of conduct, it says that the underling, Herr Oberst Vindman, went outside the chain of command and released classified information. In the military this is called insubordination, perhaps gross insubordination in view of the classified nature of the information.

Another charge to be filed on behalf of former Ambassador Yovanovich, is that her God-given Female rights were brutally violated as retaliation of advising Ukrainian officials to disregard Commander Cheeto.

There is no telling what additional non-crimes may be thrown at the feet at El Trumpo. All too horrible to contemplate--like someone throwing feces-contaminated dope needles onto Nervous Nancy's front lawn in Pacific Heights.

If this Shampeachment 2.0 (S2) occurs before November's election, Democrats will become as rare as dodo birds. If such proponents of S2 persist after the general election, they better have secure transportation to an extradition-free country.

If it gets bad enough, considering the Clinton Mafia's body count, would it be unreasonable to expect some untimely heart attacks and suicides with red scarves? On Clintonites? Soros et al.?

When the first shot and you don't kill the king, flee. But the DNC is going to attempt shot number 2. Trump WILL NEVER ALLOW A SECOND IMPEACHMENT TO OCCUR, no matter how patently worthless? Will the most powerful narcissist in the world allow the DNC / coup perpetrators to escaping Trumpian retribution?

Those doubting the Wrath of Q be prepared to be disabused of the impression that Q is pure fantasy. Fantasy--like GPS targeting a single small sniper drone to shoot someone from 3000 feet.

Sorry folks. I live in a swamp. I've stepped in shit with my eyes open. Many of you have too. Some of the excrement was of my own making.

Think about the singularly most effective and complex plot the world has ever seen, called 9/11. Think of the thousands of lives purposefully snuffed in then name of power and money. Call yourselves serfs--that's a euphemism. You--including me-- are nothing but ants. Goddam little ants that only Janes respect. There are no ascetic Janes in the penthouses of the elites.

But I digressed to the mysterious existence of morality in politics as a whole. Today's topic is more confined to the Democratic nomination.

Statement of Bias: Go Tulsi. Bravo Andy. The rest of you to the elsewhere--yeah, BS too.

The Dems are determined to grasp Defeat from the jaws of Defeat. Quite a trick. Like trying to borrow money from the Judge during a Bankruptcy trial.

I talked today with a freshman college student majoring in political science about her thought about the Shampeachment. She hadn't been paying attention. Not that I blame her. Her college freshman friend watched C-Span; wasn't impressed. We political aficionados know all about this political debauchery. If AS and NN attempt S2, expect many defections from the supporting vote.

Democrat respect has dwindled in the Independent sector. This is not to say the Repugnants are thereby more popular. They aren't. Trump is. Trump need that NH clown to challenge him in the Repugnant primary to prove exactly how powerful he is. Anybody notice who were in the audience, sitting nearby during Trump's post acquittal speech. Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham. The lamb and the lion laying together. They are both on the Trump Train. Even Richard Burr voted Trump in the impeachment. Mittens feared both his cojones would be excised if he voted against Trump on both counts. What a chickenheart.

But where are the Dems? Why, they are Here. Yes. Yes. And they are There. Yes. Yes. And they are Near. Yes. Yes. But....they are Far. Whither thou goest?

I refrain from pointed comments about AOC in further comments. The Squad is the iceberg floating away from the glacier which spawned it. Unsuitable to warm weather produced by political combat, the Squad faction will woke themselves up to dubious futures.

Establishment versus Bernie:

Not a contest. Spineless Bernie pretzelizes during first heated combat (which the Dem Debate Debacles were not). Won't take a second punch--the first during night 3 of the '16 DNC convention. Fist-shy now. Open Borders? WTF? Are you so nuts? If one offered a person the choice personal safety in their own homes and streets and free medical care for all--including the criminal aliens that A New Path Forward proposes--what do you think 85% of the public would choose?

Pandering.

The Left is also pushing strenuous avoidance of discussing issues in a platitude-depleted fashion. Yeah, Bernie's giving the same speech, with suitable modification, over 40 years. Consistency is a good thing, yeh? How about persistently beating your head with a hammer (while you still can)? Sounds like something Sun Tzu might not recommend.

Now, speaking of Las Vegas and the Nevada Primary. The culinary workers union will not endorse Bernie due to well-deserved or ill-deserved claims that M4A will abolish hard won union health benefits. And don't worry, the Shadow will be there, although Buttjiggle has now disavowed any further connection, along with David Plouffe.

Keeping the Bern off the campaign trail is going to infuriate the Woke Generation / Antifa. When--not if--the DNC cheats Bernie out of the nomination, if such proves necessary* will literally result in blood on the streets along with broken windows and flaming tires. Associate with that lot, eh? Given the choice of going into a biker bar, where brawls are always on the menu, or a discreet wine bar, which would one rather choose? Sorry, those are your only choices.

Nancy Pelosi, impressed by Arnold Schwarzenegger's former physical prowess, tears up her copy of the state of the union address. How decorous. How courteous. How polite. Seen around the world. Nigel Farage must be laughing his butt off, thinking about the shallow anti-Brexit campaigns against his were compared to our Coup. Nigel won. Trump . is. winning. Getting tired of winning yet?

I could go on for pages more of Dem stupidity, but why bother? Stupidity surrounds us.

Betting odds: DNC 1,999,999 to Bernie 1.

Place your bets.

For all the good it will do and I am sincere about this, I will vote Tulsi in the Dem primary.

Here is the song Dems need to heed. This is Donald Trump telling' y'all I'M NOT YOUR MAN

[Feb 15, 2020] Regarding Bloomberg+Clinton

Feb 15, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

IronForge , Feb 15 2020 19:08 utc | 11

Regarding Bloomberg+Clinton: Everyone on ZH and Drudge's Tweet discussing the Pairing are joking that if they Win 2020, Bloomberg will Die somewhen btwn the Post-Election Victory Lap and a Month after the Inauguration.

Jackrabbit , Feb 15 2020 19:44 utc | 34

Hillary as VP? Why not Netanyahu? He's a dual citizen and I hear he may be looking for a job soon. He brings international experience to the ticket that Bloomberg lacks.

Bloom 'n Yahoo. It's a killer combo.

JR , Feb 15 2020 19:58 utc | 38
US democracy could definitely take a lesson from Putin with respect to dealing with oligarchs buying media and political influence.

[Feb 15, 2020] Tell me who is your VP and I will tell you who are you

Feb 15, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Bloomberg Considers Hillary For Running Mate Zero Hedge

... Steve Bannon predicted that something like this would happen.

REGAN: Let me turn to 2020. Let me turn to the Democrats. Bloomberg's now in on the mix. By the way, just to remind the viewers, this is the guy that broke the news here. Watch.

BANNON: They will throw Biden away. They'll throw Biden away to get to Trump and hope Elizabeth Warren or I even think Hillary Clinton or Bloomberg or some centrist comes in here. All these other people that could have been the centrist candidate for whatever reason haven't materialize. And that leaves a huge opportunity for two people, I believe, Michael Bloomberg and Hillary Clinton.

[Feb 15, 2020] A strong argument against "bioweapon origin of Coronavirus"

Feb 15, 2020 | www.unz.com

Old and grumpy , says: Show Comment February 15, 2020 at 2:35 pm GMT

Is the American deep state that good in being a perfectly timed evil? Wasn't the deep state designed to assist multinational corporations in stealing foreign resources? Yet the corporate supply chain is being interrupted in what will be devastating for the bottom line. The stock market is about all Trump has. The scenario outlined above just quite doesn't add up, despite its plausibility. Unless it is not about China, but purging Trump .maybe?

[Feb 15, 2020] An interesting "in name only" analogy: China is Communist in name only, just like America is a Republic in name only

Feb 15, 2020 | www.unz.com

Ko , says: Show Comment February 15, 2020 at 2:27 pm GMT

There's a lot to read here, and I read all of it. If the virus is engineered to affect only Chinese people, I feel better and feel no need to worry about it. Though, sorry for the Chinese people, sad indeed.

"Except China is Communist in name only, just like America is a Republic in name only."

[Feb 15, 2020] Can Sanders run as an independent?

Feb 15, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

D. , Feb 15 2020 19:42 utc | 32

@farm ecologist #29

Surely he could. But the good sheepdog he is he wont!

[Feb 15, 2020] One face of the US voters desprations with establishment candidates

Highly recommended!
Feb 15, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Antoinetta III , Feb 15 2020 21:47 utc | 55

In the past several elections, in the space for "President," I wrote in - Vladimir Putin.

Antoinetta III

[Feb 15, 2020] But they do put on a good show, don't they?

Feb 15, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Jackrabbit , Feb 15 2020 19:18 utc | 18

Interesting analysis b.

Here's another view: Zionist Bloomberg and Zionist Biden and Zionist Buttigieg and Zionist Klubachar and Zionist Warren and Zionist Sanders competing to race against Zionist Trump. I think I know who the winners and losers are already.

But they do put on a good show, don't they?

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[Feb 14, 2020] Bullshit Earnings: Charlie Munger Slams using Adjusted EBITDA To Report Earnings

Feb 13, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

xxx 43 minutes ago

Charlie looks pretty good for a 96 year old billionaire, compare him to 89 year old George Soros who looks like a goblin from hell.

[Feb 14, 2020] This is Jimmy Dore of Tucker Carlson show FoxTV.

Feb 14, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

uncle tungsten , Feb 13 2020 4:10 utc | 114

This is Jimmy Dore of Tucker Carlson show FoxTV.

You would not ever have seen this on Fox at the last election. Best high voltage spit by Jimmy Dore I have seen.
Tucker shows a great smirk especially when Jimmy dumps on Guaido.

five minutes of mirth

[Feb 14, 2020] Dave Chappelle on Jussie Smollett HA HA

Feb 14, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Jayne , Feb 13 2020 16:43 utc | 183

OMG -- this made me laugh... Had to share coz Priceless!!! Sometimes you just gotta say WTF is wrong with politics and this world... LOL

Dave Chappelle on Jussie Smollett HA HA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZXoErL2124

[Feb 14, 2020] Definitely worth five minutes to watch Jimmy Dore on FOX plainly stating the US is a one-party system.

Feb 14, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Trailer Trash , Feb 13 2020 18:30 utc | 200

> five minutes of mirth
>Posted by: uncle tungsten | Feb 13 2020 4:10 utc | 114

Definitely worth five minutes to watch Jimmy Dore on FOX plainly stating the US is a one-party system. ON FOX NEWS TV! Never thought to see the day when I had anything good to say about FOX.

[Feb 14, 2020] The trouble with Artificial Intelligence

Feb 14, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Hoarsewhisperer , Feb 12 2020 6:36 utc | 43

Posted by: juliania | Feb 12 2020 5:15 utc | 39
(Artificial Intelligence)

The trouble with Artificial Intelligence is that it's not intelligent.
And it's not intelligent because it's got no experience, no imagination and no self-control.

[Feb 14, 2020] NSC Chief O'Brien on Vindmans

With people like Pompeo at the helm what are the benefits of expelling Vindmans ?
Feb 14, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

" We're not a banana republic where a group of Lt. Colonels get together and decide what the policy is or should be ," he added.

[Feb 14, 2020] U.S. rehash Old Spy Stories To Bash Putative Chinese Espionage

Feb 14, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

BraveNewWorld , Feb 11 2020 19:01 utc | 2

They have nothing on the efficiency of the Israelis. You don't even have to break in there. They will deliver the information directly to your phone.

"In vast breach, Likud campaign leaks ID, phones, addresses of all Israeli adults"
https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-vast-breach-likud-campaign-leaks-id-phones-addresses-of-all-israeli-adults/


Brendan , Feb 11 2020 19:59 utc | 10

The Washington Post must have some reason to dig up this old story but it has nothing to do with the Chinese. Crypto AG and Huawei have so little in common that nobody will think of any connection between them.

Crypto AG was a maker of encryption/decryption devices from tiny Switzerland and it spied for the US and its allies, mainly between the 1950s and the 1980s.

Huawei is known mainly as a producer of consumer products in China in the 21st century.

My guess is that something about Crypto AG is about to be revealed, and this is a way of slowly feeding the story in a way that it does not make headlines. When the story comes out, people will think 'Oh, we know most of that already, it's old news'. Classic news management.

Crypto AG was involved in all sorts of criminal acts. The most notable was when one of its devices was used by UN chief Dag Hammarskjold before he died in a plane crash in 1961.

rico rose , Feb 11 2020 19:59 utc | 11
it seems cia and bnd started their work with crypto ag just in that moment, when became known, that the enigma coding machine was already hacked while wwII. this was a big surprise for the germans, because they still had this thing in use at their embassies worldwide. you have to be a worm in this world.
GMJ , Feb 11 2020 20:04 utc | 12
During the research for a book, I discovered that the UK gave Australia a coding machine (basically a revised Lorenz from WW2). This was in the early 1950s or just before and with the cipher they were assured to read all Australian secret messages. We, South Africa, to this day, never use computer storage for reports, etc. but paper that can be protected more easily. Quite amusing the above. Note also that Chinese internet devices control 80-90% of the internet in Africa. Okay, why is this important? Simply because sub-Saharan Africa is where the terrorists fled and flee to from the Middle East and other places. See Code Name Wednesday 7 how we picked them up via their new mosques. Regards, GMJ

[Feb 10, 2020] The Clinton Machine Will Do Anything To Stop Bernie. Except run a decent canidate

Feb 10, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

surf@jm , 2 hours ago link

Maybe Hillary can have Steele make up a Russian dossier on Bernie, and have her employees at CNN run with it......Lmao!.......

Bernie pee'ed on the hammer and sickle in Moscow...........Heritic!.......

onewayticket2 , 3 hours ago link

Bernie endorsed Clinton....hard for him to complain now.

[Feb 10, 2020] For some reason not everybody cheers the perspective of a gay couple in the White House.

Feb 10, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Sami Hussain 34 minutes ago

Buttigieg is an empty vessel. He poses no threat to entrenched wealth in this country or to the neocon foreign policy establishment. He won't do anything to curb the excesses of American militarism. The only powerful group he offends is the religious right - a group deeply offended by his homosexuality. They won't want a gay couple in the White House.

[Feb 10, 2020] Note on Clintons

Feb 10, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Reaper , 4 hours ago link

Clinton is cancer.

south40_dreams , 3 hours ago link

Even cancers don't live forever...

[Feb 09, 2020] Biden performed surprisingly well all year in polls, but he headed into Iowa like a passenger jet trying to land with one burning engine, hitting trees, cows, cars, sides of mountains, everything.

Feb 09, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Biden performed surprisingly well all year in polls, but he headed into Iowa like a passenger jet trying to land with one burning engine, hitting trees, cows, cars, sides of mountains, everything. The poking incidents were bad, but then one of his chief surrogates, John Kerry, was overheard by NBC talking about the possibility of jumping in to keep Bernie from "taking down" the party.

"Maybe I'm fucking deluding myself here," Kerry reportedly said -- mainstream Democrats may not have changed their policies or strategies much since Trump, but they sure are swearing more -- then noted he would have to raise a "couple of million" from people like venture capitalist Doug Hickey.

[Feb 08, 2020] Please stand up and clap for Colonel Vindman

Feb 08, 2020 | caucus99percent.com

snoopydawg on Fri, 02/07/2020 - 7:48pm

...

..

Joe Biden asks the Democratic audience to stand up and clap for Colonel Vindman, a member of the national security state

A perfect encapsulation of the last few years

-- Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) February 8, 2020

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Joe Biden asks the Democratic audience to stand up and clap for Colonel Vindman, a member of the national security state

A perfect encapsulation of the last few years

-- Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) February 8, 2020

BTW Vindman quit his job so why was it bad for Trump to remove him early? Games

lol, Joe demands a standing ovation for Lt. Col. Vindman, a security state apparatchik who was offended that Trump didn't read from the talking points he prepared. Beyond parody

-- Michael Tracey (@mtracey) February 8, 2020

..

This moment of Amy and Joe basically telling HRC to f*** off is truly beautiful. #DemDebate

-- Krystal Ball (@krystalball) February 8, 2020

[Feb 08, 2020] Hey would someone remind Biden

Feb 08, 2020 | caucus99percent.com

janis b on Fri, 02/07/2020 - 7:36pm

I say, reminding him

@Dr. John Carpenter

won't make any difference. Not only will he probably forget again anyway, but because his capacity for self-reflection is forever set at 0.

[Feb 08, 2020] Things I Learned from the Dem Debate (02-07-20)

Feb 08, 2020 | caucus99percent.com

I predict that someday in the not-so-distant future, the entire world will be shocked to learn that Andrew Yang is actually the mutated clone splice of Elon Musk and Bob Barker.

Amy Klobuchar says she's a 'fresh face', yet everything about Klobuchar is as stale as a twenty-year-old Twinkie. If 59 is the new 38, then in Amy's world we're all still living in 1999.

Early on in the debate, ABC briefly showed a split screen with Pete Buttigieg in both frames, which leads to the inevitable question: technical glitch or wishful thinking?

Tom Steyer is like the high school basketball coach in that old TV show ' The White Shadow '. Tom gave a rousing pep talk to all the players about the need to beat Donald Trump, although I kept waiting for him to yell over at Pete, "Watch those elbows, Salami!"

Desperate to revive her flagging campaign, Elizabeth Warren now argues that the way Democrats win elections is by calling out corruption. Liz then proved her brave commitment to this bold new strategy by spending the entire evening not uttering a single word about the Iowa Caucuses.

When Joe Biden yells, clouds tremble.

Joe did have a nice moment when he gave Bernie Sanders a hug in response to a question about Hillary Clinton's claim that nobody likes Bernie. A very classy gesture. Even so, in the interests of party unity I think we should ALL be extremely grateful that Bernie does not have a lot of hair.

[Feb 08, 2020] Debate low points

Feb 08, 2020 | caucus99percent.com

snoopydawg on Fri, 02/07/2020 - 7:20pm #Hogwarts is spreading.

BREAKING exclusive footage of @PeteButtigieg entering tonight's #Democraticdebate #NewHampshirePrimary #ratmode pic.twitter.com/QORPdrmuy0

-- Anya Parampil (@anyaparampil) February 8, 2020

Get him Bernie

BREAKING: @BernieSanders ABSOLUTELY DISMANTLES @PeteButtigieg . pic.twitter.com/RHb68JHxtv

-- Isiah Blair (@forevertawl) February 7, 2020

Ugh

"Is anybody else on the stage concerned about having a democratic socialist at the head of the democratic ticket?" - 10 minutes in and we've had one question asked three different ways. #DemDebate

-- Secular Talk (@KyleKulinski) February 8, 2020

Heh

#DemDebate
BIDEN: Bernie's a Dem Socialist, Trump will fry him.

MODERATOR: Why shouldn't Dems worry about that Bernie?

BERNIE: Cuz Trump lies dipshit. Fuuuuck this gets old.

-- Nate's Liver - Commentary (@SilERabbit) February 8, 2020

Let's talk policy

Why should we believe you and not Trump?

"Because Donald Trump lies all the time." - @BernieSanders #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/3OfHOwKrOz

-- KatBrezler (@KatBrezler) February 8, 2020

Good lord! More politics talk

"Is anyone else on the stage concerned about having a democratic socialist at the top Democratic ticket?"

*silence*

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Bernie: I'm not

Senator Klobuchar: *raises hands* #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/DSSqj7BR6w

-- People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) February 8, 2020

Now to take a break from hitting at Bernie

ICYMI: Biden himself admits to being a loser. #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/xVwyJMWAfz

-- America First (@AmericaFirstPAC) February 8, 2020

Don't think about that elephant not on stage

Why isn't @TulsiGabbard on the debate stage tonight? #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/vf8ZAq7146

-- YALiberty (@YALiberty) February 8, 2020

[Feb 08, 2020] Biden has suffered in Iowa the fate of the party establishment favorite who believed his own propaganda

This is a fiasco.
Feb 08, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

... He and his supporters have insisted that he is the "most electable" candidate, but for some reason he is the candidate that very few actual voters want to elect.

...The embarrassment was lessened by the chaos and incompetence of the Iowa Democratic Party's handling of the caucus results, but not by much.

[Feb 08, 2020] It's comical in a horrifying way how the people voted to be "representatives" in this "representative democracy" actually have no idea what the people they are supposedly representing actually think.

Feb 08, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

chuckster , February 7, 2020 at 7:14 pm

[T]oday her model tells her the Democrats are a near lock for the presidency in 2020, and are likely to gain House seats and have a decent shot at retaking the Senate.

Can someone please tell me where I can bet against her. The PMCs will be enthralled.

a different chris , February 7, 2020 at 7:39 pm

I wouldn't be that quick. But in any case, you're missing the biggest tree in her forest (reversing the old axiom):

The parties don't win elections for the reasons the cognoscenti, which includes at least pretty much everyone important in the Democratic Party – and a lot of the Republican Party too if you recall all the gnashing of teeth about Trump in 2016 – believe.

I know Trump didn't win because of "racism, period" for example. The Dems somehow do (hey, your candidate was white, morons) and weirdly enough, sifting thru Trump's recent verbal diarrhea (ewww), I think the Republicans think so too.

It's comical in a horrifying way how the people voted to be "representatives" in this "representative democracy" actually have no idea what the people they are supposedly representing actually think. That has pretty much brought us to this "voting against" stage, b/c nobody says anything anybody really wants to vote for.

[Feb 08, 2020] Progress in scientific understanding in the USA on one small example

Feb 08, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

LiteBeeer , 31 minutes ago link

There is again the brainwash propaganda ball earth.

We know from infrared imagery (seeing very far through the haze) that Goodle Earth ball fantasy does not match reality.

E A R T H - I S - F L A T

WAKE UP. RESEARCH.

[Feb 08, 2020] I've never seen anyone want another four years of trump as badly as Hillary does

Feb 08, 2020 | twitter.com

I've never seen anyone want another four years of trump as badly as Hillary does https://t.co/I9v8oG91m5

-- pokey pup (@Whatapityonyou) February 7, 2020

[Feb 08, 2020] Instead of praise, someone should tell Congressman Adam Schiff, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, to shut up as he is becoming an international embarrassment

Feb 08, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

His "closing arguments" speeches last week were respectively two-and-a-half hours and ninety minutes long and were inevitably praised by the mainstream media as "magisterial," "powerful," and "impressive."

The Washington Post 's resident Zionist extremist Jennifer Rubin labeled it "a grand slam" while legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin called it "dazzling." Gail Collins of the New York Times dubbed it "a great job" and added that Schiff is now "a rock star." Daily Beast enthused that the remarks "will go down in history " and progressive activist Ryan Knight called it "a closing statement for the ages."

Hollywood was also on board with actress Debra Messing tweeting "I am in tears. Thank you Chairman Schiff for fighting for our country."

[Feb 07, 2020] We'll it looks like Bernie lost by .09%. It took a lot of finagling with the results to make sure he didn't win

Feb 07, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

wick7 , 4 minutes ago link

We'll it looks like Bernie lost by .09%. It took a lot of finagling with the results to make sure he didn't win.

PigMan , 26 minutes ago link

A computer glitch unfortunately wiped all the data with bleach bit, the surveillance cameras had all malfunctioned, and the person tallying the votes hung himself behind the voter curtain.

Crazy huh?

RufusMacDuff , 35 minutes ago link

It couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch...!

[Feb 07, 2020] Well, the runners up in most beauty pageants usually react to their loses better than Nancy did last night.

Nancy behavior was quite the stunt. Watch Nancy Pelosi rip up Trump's State of the Union speech
Speaker Pelosi at CAP Ideas Conference C-SPAN.org
Feb 07, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com
Well, the runners up in most beauty pageants usually react to their loses better than Nancy did last night.

Recent politics in the House have taken a toll on her. Having to deal with the out-of-control Democratic "kids" in the House and having to give control to The Republicans in the Senate has taken its toll.

Her reputation for being so masterfully in control and in charge has, with her actions last night, totally disappeared into history.

Posted by: Diana Croissant | 05 February 2020 at 03:49 PM

[Feb 07, 2020] Jummy Dore asks the question

"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men ?"
Feb 07, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltU8w6GGpCc#action=share

Jummy Dore asks the question why are campaigns funding the shadow app?

and then goes down the rabbit hole laughing all the way

Posted by: Terence Gore | 06 February 2020 at 11:46 AM

[Feb 07, 2020] One reason to wish Trump is defeated

Feb 07, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Renodino , Feb 6 2020 19:44 utc | 62

I would like to see Trump defeated if for no other reason than to have a new administration look under the hood of the all the economic government data that has been produced over the last four years. I bet, just like Trump's tax returns he doesn't want us to see, his miraculous creation of prosperity will be far less than advertised.

[Feb 07, 2020] The favored candidate of the DNC is clearly Trump

Trump is Hillary2020 ;-)
Feb 07, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Bubbles , Feb 6 2020 20:57 utc | 74

Yes pft, the favored candidate of the DNC is clearly Trump.

Posted by: Blue Dotterel | Feb 6 2020 19:25 utc | 58


Only if the ungrateful commoners who identify as Democrats or moderates can't be brought to heel and give their full throated support for the DNC's favoured Cookie Cutter candidate who might as well be one of those dolls with a string and a recording you hear when you pull the string.

Then yes, they would prefer 'fore moar years!!' of the Ugliest American ever to be installed as President of the United States.

One of things I respect about Tulsi Gabbard is she ain't no Doll with a string attached. When she made the comment about cleaning out the rot in the Democratic Party, she left no doubt her intent and goals. And to take on hillary, the Red Queen to boot, why that was simply delicious.

Alas, the View, the DNC, it's web of evil rich and the media will never forgive her for Soldiering for her Country.

[Feb 07, 2020] Allow me a moment to thank -- and this may be a bit of a surprise -- Adam Schiff. Were it not for his crack investigation skills, @realDonaldTrump might have had a tougher time unearthing who all needed to be fired

Feb 07, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Allow me a moment to thank -- and this may be a bit of a surprise -- Adam Schiff. Were it not for his crack investigation skills, @realDonaldTrump might have had a tougher time unearthing who all needed to be fired. Thanks, Adam! 🤣 #FullOfSchiff

-- Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 8, 2020

[Feb 07, 2020] On globalism

Feb 07, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

surf@jm , 5 hours ago link

Globalism was outlawed forever at the Tower of Babel.....

That law has never been revoked....

[Feb 07, 2020] Absurdistan: Government-Funded Feminists Suggest Banning Heterosexual Relationships

Feb 07, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

" Heterosexual couple relationships are really violent . In addition, the vast majority are relationships based on religion. It may be time to have a conversation about their ban and abolition ."

[Feb 07, 2020] What do you think of american democracy? I think it would be a good idea.

Feb 07, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

pretzelattack , February 7, 2020 at 7:02 am

what do you think of american democracy? i think it would be a good idea.

[Feb 07, 2020] Just one subjective opinion ;-)

Feb 07, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Rusty Trombone , 43 minutes ago link

Trump is in many ways a narcissistic scumbag...but given the alternative of any of these degenerate limp wristed faggots and gun grabbing communists who want to pay reparations for slavery to people who were never slaves, transgender 7 year olds and have their mental illness rammed down our throats, open borders, and whatever assorted lunacy is in vogue with their purple haired minions ?

Yeah, go **** yourself.

Trump, it's not even close.

Gaius Petronius , 13 minutes ago link

Instant classic. Love it.

[Feb 03, 2020] 'Trump Might Trade Alaska To The Russians!' Cries Schiff During Closing Impeachment Remarks

Notable quotes:
"... Adam Schiff: If Trump isn't removed he "could offer Alaska to the Russians in exchange for support in the next election or decide to move to Mar-a-Lago permanently and leave Jared Kushner to run the country, delegating to him the decision whether they go to war." pic.twitter.com/VBzkonqpmH ..."
Feb 03, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Impeachment manager Adam Schiff (D-CA) argued on Monday during closing remarks that if President Trump isn't removed from office, he " could offer Alaska to the Russians in exchange for support in the next election or decide to move to Mar-a-Lago permanently and leave Jared Kushner to run the country , delegating to him the decision whether they go to war."

Adam Schiff: If Trump isn't removed he "could offer Alaska to the Russians in exchange for support in the next election or decide to move to Mar-a-Lago permanently and leave Jared Kushner to run the country, delegating to him the decision whether they go to war." pic.twitter.com/VBzkonqpmH

-- Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 3, 2020

[Feb 03, 2020] Brexit: Warmed Over Chlorinated Chicken; Boris Johnson as everyone's last choice as a babysitte

Feb 03, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

paul , February 3, 2020 at 10:29 am

He [Boris Johnson] is clearly delusional, or he doesn't have a mirror by the door. Anyone who thinks his unique synthesis of geriatric skateboarder and everyone's last choice as a babysitter is a good look, needs someone to have a word with them.

Hardly matters in these heady moments. He figures the enforcer/eminence gris role will protect him. Which it will (given his extraordinarily indolent 'boss') for now.

Monty , February 3, 2020 at 12:39 pm

"everyone's last choice as a babysitter" Ooof! roblox_death_sound.wav

[Feb 03, 2020] Coronovirus protection

Feb 03, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

See also

Rob Dunford , February 2, 2020 at 6:47 pm

"...I predict an upsurge in Moscow Mule consumption which has both alcohol and copper (the cups) to prevent transmission."
That's more like it!

[Feb 03, 2020] Fake interference, real Israel firms with deep ties to Israeli intelligence

Feb 03, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Likklemore , Feb 2 2020 17:16 utc | 8

Russia, China and Iran are already being blamed for using tech to undermine the 2020 election. Yet, the very technologies they are allegedly using were created by a web of companies with deep ties to Israeli intelligence.

Manufacturing Fear with a click "Bring down nations to their knees"

[Feb 01, 2020] DNC affirms one dollar -- one vote principle

Notable quotes:
"... "Thankfully seeing Bloomberg speak can only hurt his standing," ..."
Feb 01, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced Friday afternoon that the criteria for making the debate stage will no longer include a requirement about individual donors -- allowing Bloomberg, whose campaign is largely self-funded, to join the candidates if his polling numbers reach the new threshold.

Comedian and writer Jack Allison took a wry look at the changes and what they mean about the party. "Remember when they wouldn't even think of changing them for like Cory Booker," Allison tweeted . "This is what we mean when we talk about the DNC cheating, obviously and out in the open."

"Thankfully seeing Bloomberg speak can only hurt his standing," Allison added, "but still."

But it was outspoken filmmaker Michael Moore that really went off on the DNC's decision. Speaking Friday night at a Sanders rally in Clive, Iowa, Moore went on an expletive-filled rant against the party.

https://youtu.be/sMnS9eP4uPY

Coram Justice , 17 minutes ago link

Gosh Bernie, haven't you read about yourself in Profiles of Corruption . If you can be corrupt why can't the DNC be corrupt? It's only fair. How do you expect the people running the DNC to become millionaires like you? Shouldn't they be able to pocket a little of Mike Bloomberg's $325,000? Don't be a poor loser. Maintain dignity.

[Feb 01, 2020] How many yachts do billionaires need? How many cars do they need? Give us a break. You can't have it all. -- Bernie Sanders

Feb 01, 2020 | www.rt.com

Although Bernie Sanders talks a big game about social equality, redistributing the wealth and all that, he is in fact the epitome of the so-called " limousine liberal ." In 2016, perhaps as a consolation prize for his campaign loss, he forked out over $575,000 on a lake-front home in Vermont. He also owns a row house in Washington DC, and another in his home state. His personal wealth is estimated in the millions. Thus far, his extravagant lifestyle has not hurt his socialist message, but Trump will certainly not waste the opportunity to mock it.

How many yachts do billionaires need? How many cars do they need? Give us a break. You can't have it all.

-- Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 21, 2017

[Feb 01, 2020] Pages that Google AI classifies as "Dangerous or derogatory content"

That tells us something about Google
Notable quotes:
"... Yes, that's right Pope speeches are dangerous ;-) ..."
Feb 01, 2020 | adsense.googleblog.com
www.softpanorama.org/Populism/Christian_populism/index.shtml Yes Dangerous or derogatory content Yes, that's right Pope speeches are dangerous ;-)
www.softpanorama.org/Skeptics/Financial_skeptic/Casino_capitalism/index.shtml Yes Dangerous or derogatory content
www.softpanorama.org/Skeptics/Political_skeptic/Neoliberalism/index.shtml Yes Dangerous or derogatory content
www.softpanorama.org/Skeptics/Political_skeptic/Two_party_system_as_poliarchy/index.shtml Yes Dangerous or derogatory content

[Feb 01, 2020] Another curious episode in the life and times of a dual citizen Sheepdog

Feb 01, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Bubbles , Jan 31 2020 20:45 utc | 36

2016

"Boris Johnson has renounced his US citizenship, ending years of ambiguous loyalties and probably ridding himself of a hefty tax bill.

A list released by the US Treasury department showed the UK foreign secretary was one of 5,411 individuals to renounce his American citizenship in 2016.

Johnson was born in New York when his parents worked there, but has not lived there since he was five years old. His decision does not appear to be an attempt to distance himself from the politics of Donald Trump, but may instead be a move to ensure he is out of reach of America's Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

In 2014 he publicly said that the US was trying to hit him for tax on the sale of his home in Islington, north London, something he said he regarded as "absolutely outrageous", although he later reportedly paid the demand. The US tax authorities have been mounting a campaign to crack down on the earnings of dual nationals."

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/08/boris-johnson-renounces-us-citizenship-record-2016-uk-foreign-secretary

Another curious episode in the life and times of a dual citizen Sheepdog.

[Feb 01, 2020] Bloomberg was a Republican, Biden was both, Warren used to be a Republican, and Trump was a lifelong Democrat! Both parties can't be relied on to accomplish anything meaningful or substantive except to betray our own national interests

Feb 01, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Thinking123 , 1 hour ago link

How easy is it to switch parties to run for Presidential Campaign? Bloomberg was a Republican, Biden was both, Warren used to be a Republican, and Trump was a lifelong Democrat!

Do you guys still believe in the two part duopoly? What happened to integrity and values? None! Both parties are the same ****!

[Feb 01, 2020] Brexit means that Oceania is born!

Feb 01, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

FSD , Jan 31 2020 19:59 utc | 28

Britain has finally made the Orwellian Pivot. Brazil is Bolsonaro-fied, Mexico and Canada are USMCA-ed, Venezuela will be MAGA-cized. The Monroe Doctrine is growing carnivorous incisors. Oceania is born!

https://imgur.com/gallery/uicp6HO

Qparticle , Feb 1 2020 17:27 utc | 114

No wonder banker boy Macron has been nice to Vlad lately, time to go east...

Posted by: Paco | Feb 1 2020 7:36 utc | 84
-- --

Hee hee hee! ;)

[Feb 01, 2020] GB path forward: "Singapore on the Thames" or "European Puerto Rico"

Feb 01, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

David Goodrich , Jan 31 2020 19:33 utc | 17

Boris wants Britain to be "Singapore on the Thames". A one party,authoritarian state.
Instead,one generation from now, England will be America's European Puerto Rico.

[Feb 01, 2020] Hello Ministry of Truth: Seth Rich story is deleted from from the history of Russiagate

Feb 01, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Solomonpal , 2 hours ago link

The freedom of redaction act.

[Feb 01, 2020] Trump fought the swamp, and the swamp won

Feb 01, 2020 | www.unz.com

I never thought I'd hear myself say this, but I'm a little worried about Donald Trump. I'm worried he may be on the verge of a sudden, major heart attack, or a stroke, or a fatal golfing accident.

Food poisoning is another possibility. Or he could overdose on prescription medication. A tanning bed mishap is not out of the question.

He could accidentally hang himself during autoerotic asphyxiation, or get shot by a lone-wolf white supremacist terrorist trying to start the RaHoWa. The Russians could spray him with that Novichok perfume.

There are any number of ways he could snuff it.

I don't mean to sound alarmist, but the Resistance is running out of non-lethal options for removing Donald Trump from office. Here they are, in no particular order


TG , says: Show Comment January 27, 2020 at 6:40 pm GMT

Cute, but seriously: Trump has been pretty much hammered into toeing the party line. The oligarchy still doesn't like him, and it has taken a lot of effort to reign in him, but rhetoric aside he's currently governing a lot like Hilary Clinton would have. The borders are still open to illegal immigrants and the rich have their cheap labor, we're still wasting trillions on pointless winless foreign wars, our manufacturing base is pretty much hollowed out, we're still shoveling trillions of dollars in direct and indirect subsidies to Wall Street, big medicine is still busy with organized looting ('surprise medical billing', anyone?), you get the idea.

Trump fought the swamp, and the swamp won. The 2020 election looks to be yet another heads they win/tails we lose circus. Trump is in no danger, IMHO.

Unless Bernie gets the nomination. Now there's a politician that needs to worry about his health

Ozymandias , says: Show Comment January 27, 2020 at 6:48 pm GMT
You're overlooking the obvious contingency plan for the Dems: Biden will recruit Terry Crews or Tiny Lister for his VP candidate. Of course the Veep will have to dress transgender and change their name to Cornpop, but that's a small price to pay. The future of the country is at stake.
WorkingClass , says: Show Comment January 27, 2020 at 7:44 pm GMT
It has become clear to Bernie's supporters that they and the Deplorables have the same enemies. The more the media demonize Bernie in the same way they demonize Trump the stronger Bernie will become. Bernie doesn't need to be in Iowa. CNN and the NYT are working for him. Fake news is also stupid news.
Curmudgeon , says: Show Comment January 27, 2020 at 9:00 pm GMT

the total stranglehold the Russians now have on American democracy

I'm grateful Mr. Hopkins sorted that out for us.

Anon [111] Disclaimer , says: Show Comment January 28, 2020 at 8:03 pm GMT
@Nancy O'Brien Simpson

CJ Hopkins has to be one of the best political commentators alive today. His writing is both hilarious and profound. No easy fete.

Yes, absolutely exquisite use of the language to ridicule the ridiculous "resistance."

Clearly, Andy Kaufmann (aka Latka Gravis) did not die: he slinked away to politics and took on the mantle of Schifty the Popeyed Crackpot California Congressman.

Omegabooks , says: Show Comment January 31, 2020 at 5:52 am GMT
Love this Hopkins dude!

Dead President Walking .or walking contradiction? Dead or not

eah , says: Show Comment January 31, 2020 at 8:39 am GMT
Hopkins entertainingly finds the black humor in all of this -- but none of it is funny, even darkly so -- the reason it isn't funny is that millions of decent, hard-working Americans are chained to this amoral freak show via the coercive tax system.
OverCommenter , says: Show Comment January 31, 2020 at 3:13 pm GMT
Well nothing of value would be lost Trump hasn't drained the swamp, locked her up, or built the wall. In fact the only people that have been arrested are Paul Manafort and Roger Stone. I was going to add a string of "lols" tied together, but this place is classier than that.

Honestly it might be a good thing, because then Pence would be president. Think about it, then the Evangelicals who the GoP relies on their vote, but have also been strung along for decades getting none of the social issues addressed while, and then also being blamed for everything from war in the Middle East to every social problem. I think it would be good for them to see the righteous avatar Pence ascend to the throne, and then completely shun and ignore them. Maybe that will finally wake them up.

[Feb 01, 2020] Bolton's mustache is trying to impeach his face: Trump tweets 'game over' after Bolton, Schiff videos resurface

Feb 01, 2020 | www.youtube.com

Matthew Rand , 22 hours ago

Bolton's mustache is trying to impeach his face.

G Blizzard , 1 day ago

Well, if his credibility is done, Michael Bolton can always go back to singing.


Curt Stolpe
, 1 day ago

"We can't beat him so we have to impeach him" no truer words were ever spoken. Too bad they couldn't come up with a reason. I think November will be a Democrat Slaughter.

IJJ , 1 day ago

Bolton & Schiff - Bozo 1 and Bozo 2 😂


MoralHi
, 1 day ago

That old man Bolton would sell his Gandma to sell his book !

[Jan 31, 2020] Bernie's old and he knows it. He might consider a sniper's bullet more humane than American old-age care even for the relatively wealthy.

Jan 31, 2020 | www.unz.com

alex in San Jose AKA Digital Detroit , says: Show Comment January 31, 2020 at 6:51 am GMT

@Longfisher Vote for Bernie. Bernie's got guts and he says what he means and does what he says. I think also:

Bernie's old and he knows it. He might consider a sniper's bullet more humane than American old-age care even for the relatively wealthy.

That will make whoever he elects as vice president important. I like to think that will be Bloomberg. Jewish, yeah, but actually not a crook, and sane. He's about all that's left who can pass that very low bar. It may be Warren which I hope does not happen, because I consider her a sell-out and much worse than Bloomberg. Same goes for pretty much every else, with the possible exception of AOC, but she needs more experience.

[Jan 31, 2020] Two "nice" Americans

Jan 31, 2020 | off-guardian.org

Norn ,

"nice" Americans: .. Here is a sample of nice Americans who want to control our breath: Pompeo , Fri 24 Jan 2020: "You Think Americans Really Give A F**k About Ukraine?"

Michael Richard Pompeo (57 y.o.) is the United States secretary of state. He is a former United States Army officer and was Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from January 2017 until April 2018

Nuland , earlier than Feb 2014: "Fuck the EU."

Victoria Jane Nuland (59 y.o) is the former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State. She held the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest diplomatic rank in the United States Foreign Service. She is the former CEO of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), and is also a Member of the Board of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

[Jan 30, 2020] Those Who Have Visions

Jan 30, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

KD , Jan 30 2020 11:35 utc | 1

The former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt once famously said :

People who have visions should go see a doctor.

Yesterday U.S. President Donald Trump published a Vision for Peace, Prosperity, and a Brighter Future for Israel and the Palestinian People . The paper refers to 'vision' 28 times.

It is similar to this Lebanese 'Vision for Peace' for a brighter future for the people in North America which foresees some split of territory between natives and colonial settlers. Haha.. I had a good laugh seeing the diagram.
Thank you 'b' for keeping us in good spirits!

Ciso Tagori , Jan 30 2020 11:43 utc | 2

They never learn,vision for them is equal to dictate.

[Jan 30, 2020] So it is a matter of change the flag in the US bases and all will be OK?

Jan 30, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

DFC , Jan 30 2020 18:02 utc | 63

A bit off-topic but seems that may be US will be Iraq, but who remains is NATO:

https://middle-east-online.com/en/iraq-considers-nato-role-instead-us-led-coalition

So it is a matter of change the flag in the US bases and all will be OK?

[Jan 30, 2020] Brits in 1812 and Kushner plan

Jan 30, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

the pair , Jan 30 2020 16:04 utc | 33

i always thought it a shame that the war of 1812 ended in a (more or less) draw. the brits had ideas for cutting up the US that would have been similar to that fake map (which was kinda amusing until i saw the "derpa derp russia" bit) and kept the settler trash from moving west and genociding everything that wasn't nailed down.

oh well...at least it's comforting to think ahead a few decades when most of the southwest will be "little mexico".

Walter , Jan 30 2020 16:12 utc | 35

BM | Jan 30 2020 15:50 utc | 29 (map)

I see Alaska and Hawaii have presumably gone back to the original owners, but it's not shown.

I assume Alaska went to Russia (which is what a pal who fishes there expects!) (there is a plan, I am told, to run a rail tunnel under Bering Strait, Canada, America, and further South all the way as part of the OBOR project.). But that can happen if the natives wish association with Ru and Chin...

(I'm not terribly serious about this, but Times do change and stuff does happen)

I assume the Monarchy is re-established in Hawaii.

In all seriousness, the DoD plans for Alaska if nukewar with USSR went against the US, was to use Gladio teams to control the natives, who were regarded as unloyal and sympathetic to the "commies"... no url, but I read this in FOIA stuff years ago.

Jackrabbit | Jan 30 2020 17:14 utc | 55

I assume that American Indians have already agreed to the North American Peace Plan (NAPP)so they can now go ahead and take 30% of the land that the NAPP grants them - just as with the Trump-Jared Plan to settle the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

Will homes of White Americans that disagree be bulldozed like the Israelis do to Palestinians?

[Jan 30, 2020] After Trump "vision" another map needed

Jan 30, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Mark2 , Jan 30 2020 15:08 utc | 23

Good map 'b'
I would love to see a political map of the US White House showing percentage of Israeli influence on American policy! Duel nationals, lobby groups etcetera plus maybe one showing which states are biased toward Israel as opposed to Palestine.

It's known as 'declaring an interest' those people should be barred from decision making re Israel.

Kabobyak , Jan 30 2020 15:22 utc | 25

Mark2 @ 23

Israeli population in the world: 0.11 %
Israeli influence in US foreign policy: 99.89 %

[Jan 30, 2020] Tennessee State Rep. Files Bill To Officially Designate CNN As 'Fake News' by Steve Watson

Jan 30, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News,

In a move that is sure to please President Trump, a State Representative in Tennessee has introduced legislation that would officially designate CNN, as well as The Washington Post, as fake news.

c8089923 , 8 minutes ago link

I'm moving to Tennessee

[Jan 30, 2020] A classic Jewish joke

Jan 30, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Vig , Jan 30 2020 16:04 utc | 34

R.I.P. Uri Avnery:
... reminded of the classic Jewish joke about the Jewish mother in Russia taking leave of her son, who has been called up to serve the Czar in the war against Turkey. "Don't overexert yourself'" she implores him, "Kill a Turk and rest. Kill another Turk and rest again "

"But mother," the son interrupts, "What if the Turk kills me?"

"You?" exclaims the mother, "But why? What have you done to him?"

[Jan 29, 2020] Funny that Iraqis are not happy with our gift-bearing. human pyramid-building saviors. How so utterly ungrateful.

Jan 29, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

DEDA CVETKO , 1 hour ago link

Funny that the locals are not happy with our gift-bearing. human pyramid-building saviors. How so utterly ungrateful. We brought them democracy, human rights and genocide, and they now want us out. Shame!

We should immediately send them Madeleine Albright to explain to them that the deaths of 600,000 Iraqi babies was actually a good thing and "God's work". That'll do!

MsCreant , 46 minutes ago link

Wow. What a way to win friends and influence people. Help them. What a concept. Invade and erase their standard of living. Then take their oil.

[Jan 29, 2020] Not So Subtle Cover-Up: From Zero To 50 Iran Attack Injuries In Under 3 Weeks

Jan 29, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Ironically, perhaps first time in history the American public was fed naked war propaganda for the sake of not going to war .

[Jan 29, 2020] Mossad as reincarnation of Satan

Jan 29, 2020 | off-guardian.org

Richard Le Sarc ,

Come on Ant-everybody knows that it was the MOSSAD, allied to US sayanim and rogue elements of the US elite who did 9/11. The Saudis were just the patsies, Oswalds one and all.

Antonym ,

Did you know that even Hamas and Iran are run by the Mossad? And Xi Jinping too! Me too, you too. No more need for an Off Guardian site, all riddles solved.

paul ,

No, they don't run Hamas any more. They did create it and gave it money and guns. To undermine Yasser Arafat and his organisation. Standard dirty colonial gam of divide and rule.

[Jan 29, 2020] The Onion gets it: Trump has been impeached Netanyahu was indicted

Let's remember: Trump has been impeached & Netanyahu was indicted
Jan 29, 2020 | caucus99percent.com

White House Rolls Out Middle East Peace Plan https://t.co/Cke1QOPW6d #WhatDoYouThink ? pic.twitter.com/eXWDjAmvhn

-- The Onion (@TheOnion) January 28, 2020

[Jan 29, 2020] Gllomy prediction

Jan 29, 2020 | off-guardian.org

paul ,

When Trump beats Creepy Joe, or Crazy Anti Semitic Bernie, or Pocahontas, or Whoever this November, and threatens us with another 4 years of merciless, deranged Twittering, you have to expect an outbreak of Trump Derangement Syndrome that will make the Black Death look like a 3 day cold.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

[Jan 29, 2020] Bridge in Brooklin, now for sale

Jan 29, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Information_Agent , Jan 28 2020 18:26 utc | 13

Posted by: dh | Jan 28 2020 18:03 utc | 14

If you believe ISIS is going to start attacking Israel then I've got a bridge in Brooklyn you might be interested in.

GeorgeV , Jan 28 2020 19:24 utc | 16

Looking at this map I am reminded of what Albert Einstein said about insanity, which he described as "doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result each time." The US of A never seems to ever learn anything from its' mistakes. The US is truly the United States of Amnesia.

[Jan 29, 2020] Amusing if the Democrats get their way and face President Pence and Vice President Ted Cruz in the fall

Jan 29, 2020 | off-guardian.org

George Marchand ,

Amusing if the Democrats get their way and face President Pence and Vice President Ted Cruz in the fall😱

[Jan 29, 2020] At least that way, the Donald could get to build his hotels in North Korea, or wherever

Jan 29, 2020 | off-guardian.org

Rhys Jaggar ,

... ... ...

'Make Love, not War!' was the strapline for Woodstock 1969. 'Get a boner, vote Democrat' could be the 2020 strapline??

At least that way, the Donald could get to build his hotels in North Korea, or wherever .

[Jan 28, 2020] Consistency is a sign of real mastery of the craft

Jan 28, 2020 | off-guardian.org

Antonym ,

Robert Mueller III buried any FBI case against HRC; he also buried any 9/11 FBI case against any Saudis!

[Jan 28, 2020] Note about pompous Pompeo

Jan 28, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

bumbershoot10 hours ago

The Secretary of State has all of the vanity and arrogance of a diva, but none of the talent.

Hmm, that seems to remind me of someone else in this administration...

[Jan 28, 2020] What I'd like to see out of this "Impeachment" baloney is this. Trump is impeached and thrown out of office and runs for reelection anyway and wins.

Jan 28, 2020 | www.unz.com

gotmituns , says: Show Comment January 28, 2020 at 9:17 am GMT

What I'd like to see out of this "Impeachment" baloney is this. Trump is impeached and thrown out of office and runs for reelection anyway and wins. Of course, if that happened, I think he'd be eligible to run for reelection of course. There'd be mass suicides as well, which would suit me just fine.

[Jan 28, 2020] Americans are the best entertained people in the world, and the least informed

Jan 28, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Bubbles , Jan 27 2020 23:14 utc | 78

Posted by: karlof1 | Jan 27 2020 22:44 utc | 74

Perhaps Americans are the new Citizens of Rome?

Heard something apt yesterday, "Americans are the best entertained people in the world, and the least informed".

[Jan 28, 2020] Our losses in Afghanistan are negligible

Notable quotes:
"... It would be highly ironic if these American military aircraft were shot down with the (in)famous US Stinger missiles that America gave to Afghan jihadists against the Soviet Union in the 1980s. ..."
"... Uncle Sam has declared War on the World, thinking it is just a bunching bag. Now he is finding out that sometimes punching bags can punch back... ..."
Jan 28, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

c1ue , Jan 27 2020 16:17 utc | 4

If the $1.6 trillion cost of the US military being in Afghanistan is correct, then the loss of 4 helicopters and even the E11 won't significantly increase US overall spend there. $1.6 trillion over 18 years is a tad under $250 million per day

Walter , Jan 27 2020 17:24 utc | 16

...I recall a quotation from that good man, Winston C, who wrote long ago about Afghanistan...{populated by} "poverty-stricken illiterate tribesmen possessed of the finest Martini-Henry Rifles..."

That was over 100 years ago...

Now, it seem, "possessed of the finest surface to air missiles."

Well now, who'd a think...

ak74 , Jan 27 2020 17:37 utc | 20
It would be highly ironic if these American military aircraft were shot down with the (in)famous US Stinger missiles that America gave to Afghan jihadists against the Soviet Union in the 1980s.

Reap what you sow.

Trailer Trash , Jan 27 2020 17:42 utc | 23
Uncle Sam has declared War on the World, thinking it is just a bunching bag. Now he is finding out that sometimes punching bags can punch back...

[Jan 27, 2020] Surely you knew that WaPo is crap before you turned WaPo on?

Jan 27, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

MrAToZ , 14 minutes ago link

I watched the Washington Posts stream of the impeachment today. The spin began immediately at the dinner break. There was barely a word about anything the President's team presented. All they talked about was Bolton. These weasels are completely without shame or ethics. It's news for spongeheads with no ability to think.

flappyjaws , 4 minutes ago link

Surely you knew that before you turned it on??

[Jan 27, 2020] The assessment of the key players in Global Chessboard party

Notable quotes:
"... They look so great only because the Empire and its sidekicks have morons at the helm (I don't mean disposable figureheads, "presidents", "chancellors", and "PMs", but real powers behind the throne). ..."
Jan 27, 2020 | www.unz.com

AnonFromTN , says: Show Comment January 27, 2020 at 3:45 pm GMT

@PeterMX

I think President Putin is a great leader and the greatest in the world today.

Putin is just a man with normal quite ordinary intelligence, like Xi. They look so great only because the Empire and its sidekicks have morons at the helm (I don't mean disposable figureheads, "presidents", "chancellors", and "PMs", but real powers behind the throne).

[Jan 27, 2020] Televangelists Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - YouTube

Jan 27, 2020 | www.youtube.com

joseph dragojevich , 1 month ago

MAKE CHURCHES OPEN THEIR BOOKS! AND IF THE CHURCHES DONT REINVEST THE MONEY INTO CHARITY THEN REVOKE THEIR TAX EXEMPTION!

Isabelle Vasquez , 1 week ago

Televangelists are genuinely some of the worst people on the face of the planet. I don't even have words to express my disgust.

Bob ap Bob , 2 months ago

Protestant televangelists have forgotten their own heritage and the selling of indulgences for salvation which Luther attacked to start off the Reformation.

Humphrey Reader , 3 weeks ago

TV preachers = total travesty of the Christian faith.

John Hardwick , 2 months ago

Internal Revenue Service are unfair to the poor and allow these filthy rich prosperity pimps to live a lavish lifestyle tax free.

Sara Romero , 3 weeks ago

3:00 Dude is bragging about buying 2 private jets with 'cash' to an audience who can't even afford to turn their heaters on in the winter time in Minnesota. Ironically, he used their money to pay for it. They will still continue to send more.

[Jan 27, 2020] Trump's Faith Advisor Paula White: To say no to president Trump would be saying no to God

From comments: "The Christian Taliban." George Carlin: "GOD NEEDS MORR MONNEEYYY"
Nov 05, 2019 | www.youtube.com

'When I walk on White House grounds, God walks on White House grounds.' -- Meet Paula White, spiritual adviser to President Trump and the latest addition to the White House staff.
" Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe

Hansel Ontaneda , 2 months ago

"To say no to president Trump would be saying no to God" this s**t is just mind blowing

[Jan 27, 2020] Should we start an anti Putin hashtag campaign? #bankerslivesmattermore

Jan 27, 2020 | www.unz.com

Old and grumpy , says: Show Comment January 26, 2020 at 2:54 pm GMT

Should we start an anti Putin hashtag campaign? #bankerslivesmattermore That'll show him, since there is not much more we can sanction except for maybe Russian baby mama tourism and Russian hockey players. Doubt Capital fans (aka swamp dwellers) would tolerate the latter.

[Jan 27, 2020] Consistency is the first sign of mastery: Trump Is Third President to Lie About Afghan War Success

Jan 27, 2020 | consortiumnews.com

T he administrations of George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump all routinely lied to the American people about the success of the 18-year war in Afghanistan. They exaggerated progress and inflated statistics to create an illusion that that the war was winnable. But after the deaths of 157,000 people at a cost of $2 trillion, corruption is rampant and the carnage continues.

[Jan 27, 2020] One way to predict 2020 elections results

Jan 27, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

ben , Jan 27 2020 1:15 utc | 66

Old saying; " You get the kind of Gov. you deserve" And the U$A deserves every bit of DJT, and his merry band of grifters...

[Jan 27, 2020] George H W Bush as wasp-infected cockroach

Jan 27, 2020 | www.unz.com

SolontoCroesus says: Show Comment January 26, 2020 at 2:54 pm GMT 100 Words

...The Emerald Jewel wasp –> cockroach process is highly instructive;

https://youtu.be/ovo_T0KqdYg

At close of Cold War, George H W Bush exhibited every symptom of a wasp-infected cockroach (as has every US president since FDR). It may be that some categories of Americans have a greater Cockroach Coefficient than others...

[Jan 27, 2020] Why is it that the media never refer to Soros, Bezos or the Rockefellers as 'oligarchs'? Why only Russians?

Jan 27, 2020 | www.unz.com

NPleeze , says: Show Comment January 26, 2020 at 11:37 am GMT

@Digital Samizdat

why is it that the media never refer to Soros, Bezos or the Rockefellers as 'oligarchs'? Why only Russians?

Because the West is the home of love, milk, honey, puppies, apple pie. There's simply no room for oligarchs in utopia – and if you disagree, you're an anti-Semite, a Nazi even.

[Jan 25, 2020] Davos, what a place !

zerohedge.com

[Jan 24, 2020] It's amazing all the money in the State Department and other intelligence agencies should be attracting the best minds. Yet a bunch of us sitting here watching this from our boring office jobs realize how genuinely stupid US foreign policy has been.

Jan 24, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Danny , Jan 24 2020 15:11 utc | 25

It's amazing all the money in the State Department and other intelligence agencies should be attracting the best minds. Yet a bunch of us sitting here watching this from our boring office jobs realize how genuinely stupid US foreign policy has been.

A separate Sunni state in West Iraq would be doomed. We need to leave these people alone, we've made enough foolish mistakes and this will get a lot of people killed. That's along with US troops being put in harms way for ridiculous reasons like stealing Syrian oil and now occupying Iraq against their parliaments wishes.

Back in the day you told someone you were American and they wanted to shake your hand and ask you about this place or that. Now they want to spit in our faces

[Jan 23, 2020] Side effects Trump impeachment

See also https://youtu.be/uQJoar17jyo
Jan 23, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com
There are key indicators that the Trump Impeachment saga is not going as Democrats hoped:

Opthamologists across the United States have been flooded with patients who had attempted to claw out their eyes after being forced to watch just one hour of the proceedings.

Radical Muslim prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, who were strapped into their chairs with their eyes taped open and forced to watch the Impeachment hearings, are demanding to be water boarded instead.

The UN Commission on Human Rights has weighed in and decreed that compelling prisoners to watch the hearing is a most dastardly, evil form of torture.

Pharmaceutical manufacturer Sanofi-Aventis has filed suit against the Democrat National Committee for copyright infringement alleging that the hearings are interfering with the sale of Ambien.

[Jan 23, 2020] Note to Pelosi gang: if can't shoot strait do not shoot at all

Pelosi gang is too afraid to point to actual crimes (like Douma false flag, Yemen war, etc), so they invented this Kabuki theater, as if they can fool already suspicious population.
Jan 23, 2020 | www.strategic-culture.org

You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you can't fool all the people all the time. So said Abraham Lincoln – maybe. But whoever it was forgot to mention an important corollary: fun as it may be to pull the wool over people's eyes, you'll writhe in agony for an equal period once the truth emerges and the fraud is exposed.

...the agony of those responsible for the Russiagate fiasco can only intensify while, for the rest of us, the fun has just begun. So lean back and enjoy the show. It going to be a doozy.

[Jan 23, 2020] Guinness record in Presidential twits: Trump broke his previous Twitter record

Jan 23, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

On Wednesday, Jan 22 Donald Trump wrote his name in the Guinness records books setting Presidential record in Twits. According @FactbaseFeed, an account which tracks Trump's Twitter habits, Trump sent 142 tweets and retweets on Wednesday -- eclipsing his previous single-day presidential record of 123.

pretzelattack , Jan 23 2020 16:06 utc | 8

According to the US diplomat, President Trump has made it very "clear that any attack on Americans or American interests will be met with a decisive response, which the president demonstrated on January 2".

And American interests are defined very flexibly, sometimes in conflicting tweets.

[Jan 23, 2020] Ghislaine Hacked Jeffrey Epstein's Alleged Madam Claims Email Server 'Breached'

Jan 23, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Give Me Some Truth , 1 hour ago link

It has now been over a year since the DOJ "re-opened" its "investigation" into Epstein. Any prosecutor who has just passed his bar exam would need only a few weeks to compile a mountain of evidence against Ghislaine Maxwell. Enough to charge her with scores of crimes.

ItheOne , 1 hour ago link

How many Israelis are dancing now?

NERVEAGENTVX , 1 hour ago link

Because the Federal Bureau of (non) Investigation and the Department of (non) Justice conducting a (non) investigation probably won't turn up much in my (non) opinion.

Give Me Some Truth , 1 hour ago link

Lots of brain-storming and perhaps negotiations must have gone on behind the scenes to figure out how to handle Ms. Maxwell.

I somehow doubt that she will agree to a life sentence (which she deserves).

lwilland1012 , 1 hour ago link

A lot of people getting hacked lately. When this all comes to a head (If it does) we know what their defense is going to be. Too bad. It's not gonna work.

[Jan 22, 2020] Who is a real "Russian asset" is an on-trivial question ;-)

Jan 22, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

pparalegal , 1 hour ago link

Stay out of Arkansas.

Best President Ever , 2 hours ago link

Nobody likes Hillary even liberals like myself won't vote for her and that is why Trump won. She is the Russian asset.

RG_Canuck , 1 hour ago link

Please don't insult the Russians like that.

[Jan 22, 2020] 'Remember Where You Are' Chief Justice Roberts Admonishes Both Sides After Impeachment Arguments Get Personal

Sometime Kabuki theater can be very entertaining ;-)
Jan 22, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

John Law Lives , 2 hours ago link

Listening to Schiff drone on and on is cruel and unusual punishment (imo). Maybe that is a Democrat tactic.

J Jason Djfmam , 2 hours ago link

It's like he's Rachel Madcow in a blue suit.

[Jan 21, 2020] Russian Hackers May Have Interfered With Vote on Church Potluck, Local Man Suspects

Dec 23, 2019 | www.anti-empire.com

Putin “needs to keep his commie hands” off of the sovereign Independent Baptist church’s affairs

According to sources, local man Clarence Williams has urged his church’s lead pastor as well as local law enforcement to move forward with an investigation into Russian hacking, claiming that there was ample evidence to support the theory that malicious foreign agents infiltrated and influenced the outcome of a vote on the date for next month’s potluck at Second Baptist Church.

... ... ...

The Babylon Bee 23 Dec 19 Society 625 0

[Jan 21, 2020] Its a mystery to me why Donald's mouth never got the shit beat out him during his NY days

Jan 21, 2020 | www.unz.com

Alfred , says: Show Comment January 21, 2020 at 4:55 pm GMT

@renfro Its a mystery to me why Donald's mouth never got the shit beat out him during his NY days

Because these officers are essentially cowards. They are afraid of losing their pensions, bits of tin and limousines.

I am sure Trump was much more polite to the "made men" of NYC

[Jan 21, 2020] Iran War Would Be Only One Letter Different From Iraq War

Jan 21, 2020 | www.anti-empire.com

The Raytheon Institute, a bipartisan think tank that specializes in starting Middle Eastern wars, has released a report that estimates the imminent Iran War will be approximately one letter different from the ongoing Iraq War.

"We based our analysis primarily on the words themselves," explained Richard Cheney, the institute's Bonelli Fellow. "If you look closely, you'll see that both countries' names start 'IRA,' but 'IRAN' ends with an 'N' while 'IRAQ' ends with a 'Q.'"

The report spelled out further similarities , including America's total lack of justification for initiating hostilities, a draft dodging Republican president who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, spinelessness on the left during the buildup despite virtue signaling of being antiwar, simmering sectarian tensions in the country to be invaded, the prospective enemy's large standing military that won't be able to face down America's initial assault but could become deadly in a drawn out guerilla campaign, a complete lack of support from the rest of the world, large amounts of oil at stake, media reports that have inflamed overwrought concerns about weapons of mass destruction, and relief from service members in Kuwait that they finally have something to do

[Jan 21, 2020] Flashback from Orwell's Animal Farm

Jan 21, 2020 | consortiumnews.com

ML , January 21, 2020 at 10:31

Pompeo reminds me of the pigs in Animal Farm. He is a grotesque figure, steely-eyed, cold-blooded, fanatical, and hateful. "We lied, cheated, and stole" Pompous Maximus will get his comeuppance one of these days. I hope he plans more overseas trips for himself. He is a vile person, a psychopath proud of his psychopathy. He alone would make anyone considering conversion to Christianity, his brand of it, run screaming into the night. Repulsive man.

[Jan 21, 2020] Warren as Lizzie-Faire Capitalist.

Jan 21, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

none , January 21, 2020 at 12:46 am

Warren will never endorse Bernie. She is not a progressive and the Republican in her is back in operation. But, there is a new Jeep named after her:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EOuTYRlXsAg151I.jpg

Henry Moon Pie , January 21, 2020 at 1:41 am

But we already had the Tin Lizzie.

ambrit , January 21, 2020 at 6:30 am

I can't resist. What we have here is an old fashioned "Lizzie-Faire Capitalist."

John Zelnicker , January 21, 2020 at 10:28 am

@ambrit
January 21, 2020 at 6:30 am
-- -- -

"Strike three! A sizzling fast ball over the middle of the plate, while the batter just looked dumbfounded"

[Jan 21, 2020] Maybe we should put sanctions on Pompeo

Jan 21, 2020 | www.unz.com

Old and grumpy , says: Show Comment January 21, 2020 at 3:48 pm GMT

Maybe we should put sanctions on Pompeo. He could use the diet. Maybe raiding his pantry would feed Iraqi for a couple months. He is truly perfect spokesman American empire. Sadistic, bloated, and corrupt.
Just passing through , says: Show Comment January 21, 2020 at 4:20 pm GMT
@Old and grumpy Trump also needs to have food sanctions placed on him. His body is being oppressed and is crying out for (diet) regime change.

[Jan 21, 2020] WaPo columnist endorses all twelve candidates

Highly recommended!
Are WaPo and NYT both encouraging their readerships to split the 'Anybody But Bernie' vote six ways from Super Tuesday? Fantastic!
Jan 21, 2020 | caucus99percent.com

Cassiodorus on Mon, 01/20/2020 - 11:44am Alexandra Petri tells us:

In a break from tradition, I am endorsing all 12 Democratic candidates.

Of course, this is a parody of the NYT's endorsement of Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren , trying to encourage the "who cares about policy we want an identity-politics win" vote. Petri's funniest moment is:

One of two things is wrong with America: Either the entire system is broken or is on the verge of breaking, and we need someone to bring about radical, structural change, or -- we don't need that at all! Which is it? Who can say? Certainly not me, and that is why I am telling you now which candidate to vote for.

[Jan 21, 2020] Definition of cynicism

Jan 21, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Sasha , Jan 20 2020 21:07 utc | 28

Definition of cynicism: that the Colombian State, world-renowned for killing social leaders, financing narco and paramilitarism, is the organizer of a summit against terrorism where Mike Pompeo, intellectual author of the murder of Soleimani, is the star.

https://twitter.com/williamserafino/status/1219277223913496578

[Jan 20, 2020] I don't want to be cruel. But in the Trump Era, we must be prepared to face a certain amount of callousness in politics. Just imagine all the terrible shots Mr. Trump could take at Mrs. Warren:

"Mrs. Warren is singularly and excruciatingly unpleasant."
Jan 20, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Elizabeth Warren is a Professional Scold and an Academic Elitist

... ... ...

Again, I don't want to be cruel. But in the Trump Era, we must be prepared to face a certain amount of callousness in politics. Just imagine all the terrible shots Mr. Trump could take at Mrs. Warren:

"Liz, I like you a lot. I think you're a nice person. But you need to calm down. I don't know if you take any medication -- your blood pressure must be very high. I'm worried about you. I really am. Relax. Put on a nice sweater, have a cup of tea, grade some papers."

"I went to Wharton, okay? A much better school than Harvard, by the way. Harvard used to be a very good school. Now it's failing, because of people like you. And I did very well at Wharton. Very well. I don't need any more lectures. Save it for your students, professor."

"Professor Pocahontas, I call her. Iron Eyes Cody had more Indian blood than Liz! Remember him? 'Keep America Beautiful.' That was his thing. I like that. He would vote for Trump. But maybe he'd vote for his fellow Native American. I don't know."

"I'm doing very well with the Latino community, even the Latina community. Not so much with the Lateen-ex community. But that's okay. Liz can have them. All seven of them. What do you do with a Lateen-ex ? Blow your nose with it?"

[Jan 20, 2020] Important clarification about MadCow disease

Jan 15, 2020 | consortiumnews.com

DC_rez , January 16, 2020 at 16:08

Are you insinuating Rachel Maddow is a journalist?

[Jan 20, 2020] Devastating documentary sheds new light on Ukrainegate: Biden as the poster boy for nepotism and corruption.

A new documentary by Olivier Berruyer, editor of the website les-crises.fr . See https://videos.les-crises.fr/embed/player.php
Jan 15, 2020 | consortiumnews.com

Eugenie Basile , January 15, 2020 at 02:01

I guess this makes Biden the most solid candidate MSM and DNC can deliver.

[Jan 19, 2020] It is unclear what percentage of Congress are alcoholics, but judging from their statements looks like more then half

The situation in neoliberal MSM probably is close to a real epidemics ;-)
Jan 19, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Last of the Middle Class , 2 hours ago link

Finally, a group Pelosi can lead and be proud of .

[Jan 19, 2020] Facebook blocks documentary about Biden dealing in Ukraine from ukrainegate.info which sheds a new light on Ukrainegate

Jan 19, 2020 | consortiumnews.com

Fran Macadam , January 14, 2020 at 07:28

You've been zucked.

[Jan 19, 2020] Syrian Jihadists Filmed Jet-Setting To Next Proxy War On Commercial Plane

Jan 19, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

J S Bach , 7 minutes ago link

10,000 virgins anxiously await the downing of this jet of jihadists.

Vernon_Dent , 9 minutes ago link

Join ISIS and see the world. The few, the proud.

dogismycopilot , 37 minutes ago link

For our frequent fliers who are members of our "Chopping Heads and Eating Livers of Infidels" Afriqiyah Airways is a code share flight with Turkish Airlines. Also, remember your points can be used in Paradise to rent hotel rooms for you and your 72 virgins.

Turkish Airlines. The airline of choice for Jihadis.

(satire)

[Jan 19, 2020] What separates the winners from the losers in America?

Don't take this too seriously ;-)
Jan 19, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Nature_Boy_Wooooo , 23 minutes ago link

What separates the winners from the losers in America?

Government contracts....... you're either getting them or you're a ******* loser who pays for them.

[Jan 19, 2020] The Murder Of Qassem Soleimani Will Deter No One

Jan 19, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Ron , Jan 18 2020 21:41 utc | 31

Kali 15

Ten reasons why the US is the Beast of Revelation

Kali , Jan 18 2020 22:00 utc | 35

@31 Ron

There are 2 beasts, the first is either America or NATO, or basically "The Empire" or The Neocon Oligarchy--all work well but America is a bit too broad since there are many good people in America. The second beast whose number is 666, is Trump. Search: Trump 666 and be amazed.

And of course The Pièce de résistance

[Jan 19, 2020] Internal Boeing Emails Claim 777X Shares MAX Problem

Jan 19, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Tillyoudrop , 49 seconds ago link

Greed is good, greed is right, greed works.

Neochrome , 2 minutes ago link

sacrificing the safety of the planes to drive sales higher

Good thing we sentence people to life in jail for shoplifting couple of t-shirts, safety restored.

VodkaInKrakow , 12 minutes ago link

Financialization killed Boeing. All those MBA's who dreamed up outsourced supply-chains for the Dreamliner. Thought they were going to make a lot of money through savings.

Silly rabbit MBA's... if you don't spend money? You don't make money.

MBA graduates are f*cking useless retards trained in only one system: FAILURE.

What sank McDonald Douglas - bought out by Boeing? Is the same bullsh*t that is ruining Boeing. Boeing kept a lot of board member & management failures around from McDonald Douglas. Poisoned the Boeing culture.

Bounder , 14 minutes ago link

How many of you remember all the McDonald Douglas passenger jet success stories? There wasnt any - the whole mgmt of MD was to to strip out every possible cost and maximize very profit at the expense of the end customer and the government - and these are the guys who bought Boeing - and then made the first step of moving the headquarters to chicago. Guess which party gave lots and lots of government boondoggles to MD?

VodkaInKrakow , 10 minutes ago link

Damn. Wish I would have read your comment.

I had a Polish executive tell me how proud they were as they were about to hire an American executive who graduated with an MBA.

That is, until I asked him... "Have you checked what happened to the previous companies that he worked at?"

So the Polish executive did just that. This led to a ban on hiring any American MBA. Turns out, the American MBA worked at companies, all of which FAILED.

Though, somehow, despite a track record of working at failed companies? The American was still quite well off.

VodkaInKrakow , 1 minute ago link

Boeing is a symbol of American reliability that reflected hugely upon American manufacturing.

Well, WAS a symbol of American reliability. Which casts doubt upon American manufacturing.

Confidence in American manufacturing quality is in GRAVE DOUBT. Which leads to people seeking their products elsewhere.

The US business leadership consists of crapification.

fedslayer , 20 minutes ago link

Ok but what's the alternative?

If the parts meet specifications, get the lowest price.

If you don't, you will have executives drop-shipping parts. That's what i would do.

If you don't go with the lowest-price, executives like me will rob you blind.

east of eden , 16 minutes ago link

The ******* alternative you stupid ******* americunt is already in the air. They are labelled Airbus A220 and A230, otherwise known as Bombardier CS200 and CS300 and they are sold out 15 years in advance.

VodkaInKrakow , 4 minutes ago link

That was part of the problem. The parts from Boeing's foreign suppliers MET SPECIFICATIONS.

That is, until they went to assemble the Dreamliner. Where parts did not fit together.

You see, Boeing found out LONG, LONG AGO... that it was necessary to have manufacturing close to design. That way, when parts that "met specifications" did not fit? The engineers and machinists were there to correct deficiencies. Thus leading to reliable planes that were fit together very well. Only THEN could Boeing could assemble parts in other locations and mate them together.

This never happened with the Dreamliner. Quadrupled costs. The Dreamliner only exists thanks to taxpayer subsidies through the ExIm Bank. The Dreamliner WILL NEVER BE PROFITABLE. Accounting gimmicks make it appear as if Boeing makes money on the Dreamliner.

Bay Area Guy , 28 minutes ago link

Amazing that in less than a generation, we go from "if it's not Boeing, I'm not going" to wondering what the next Boeing screw-up will be and how many will be killed as a result.

The existing 777 is a fantastic plane and, other than pilot error (Asiana at SFO), a missile attack (Malaysia 17) and some unknown (but apparently not mechanical) issue (Malaysia 370), the 777 has been the safest plane around.

Ignorance is bliss , 1 hour ago link

American executives are incentivized to manipulate their company's stock. So they squeeze the workforce and cut everything to the bone. That's why Boeing, GM, and other household names are crashing.

According to economist William Lazonick, Boeing spent $43.1 billion on stock buybacks from 2013 to 2019, raising the company's stock price to a record high just 10 days before the second crash of its 737 MAX. Boeing CEO Muilenburg collects most of his pay through stock or compensation based on financial metrics. Yet the company reportedly avoided spending the estimated $7 billion it would have needed to engineer a safer plane. Less than 10 years after a public sector bailout, GM has spent $10.6 billion on stock buybacks, while engaging in layoffs and plant closures. That amounts to $221,308 for each of the 47,897 active UAW members currently on strike at GM. Walmart spent $9.2 billion on stock buybacks from August 2018 to July 2019, which, by my calculations, could have been used to give a raise of roughly $5/ hour to each of its 1 million hourly workers instead.

Illegal , 56 minutes ago link

Boeing should have been spending all its supposed profits on R&D. The other problem is the military side of the business is grossly corrupt. Remember the blowup over Air Force 1?

flyonmywall , 24 minutes ago link

Yep. Stock buybacks.

This is what happens when the Federal Reserve lets the financial cat out the bag, and pump up the stock market to the tune of 35-60 billion every 3 days, because some hedge funds "could" fail and topple the financial system.

If multiple entities are now too important and could topple the financial system if they failed, the Fed has massively screwed up.

aldol11 , 1 hour ago link

In 1991 a Boeing purchaser told me that he would give us a contract if we transferred 51% of the shares to a minority.

This is God's truth

He added that when he could not find minority businesses that would make components according to specifications, he would buy stuff from minority owned businesses and not use it but store it in warehouses around the country indefinitely. this in order to meet a quota of 20% purchases from minority owned businesses mandated by the Feds for all government suppliers.

I can just imagine how bad the discrimination is now.

Svastic , 1 hour ago link

Good grief. Look at Boeing's board of directors anyway.

https://www.boeing.com/company/general-info/corporate-governance.page

These are politically connected animals who feed from the trough of government pork barrel a.k.a taxpayer money. Exactly what has Nikki Haley achieved in her life, except for being a pathological liar?

These animals were responsible for our reckless fiscal deficits and looming debt bombs which will soon come crashing down. Kinda good metaphor for Boeing.

BidnessMan , 46 minutes ago link

All former CFOs and politicians ( civilian and military - only political types in the military get stars ). No evidence of any engineering expertise. Sad for a once-proud global leader.

moseybear , 1 hour ago link

In the "investor economy", there is no morality. EVERYTHING is "commoditized". Even you .. your DNA. A pricetag hovers over your head like a dialog bubble. Bean counters can incorporate your morbidity and mortality into mathematical equations showing investors why cutting costs and saving 0.01% is worthy of investment. While 911 was the paradigm shift for Rights ... the Lehman "crisis" was its own "911" -- the death of the labor economy ... and rise of the "investor economy". Nobody works, trading time for dollars. They "invest" Why work? Investors can kill without being held personally responsible. They only risk their fiat capital. You die.

[Jan 19, 2020] Trump as the dark soul of America

Jan 19, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Circe , Jan 18 2020 16:47 utc | 143

You wanna know who Trump really is? Trump is the dark soul of America. He's everything ugly that Amerikkka is: greedy, immoral, corrupt, an uncouth bully...more than that, he's a lawless tyrant, a pretentious hypocrite that sends the dumb masses kids to kill, die and occupy sovereign property while he, the privileged spends hundreds of millions revelling in superficial distraction, playing golf, comfortably numb, filthy rich and repulsed at the sight of tent cities, vets sleeping under bridges and by the migrant help that clean the toilets, pluck chickens all day and are bent over for hours picking crops at slave wages so he, his trophy wife and the well-off he favors, can eat.

Trump is America's depraved soul that Republicans and Zionists want to nurture and protect, because he's the Chosen one delivering everything they dreamed of; that Democrats are powerless to remove because Trump's the price you pay when your own hands are stained with the blood of those you killed with those you sent to war, stained with the betrayal of your principles and your own on behalf of AIPAC and corporate bribery to gain power.

Everything Trump is, Amerikkka is, and that's why he's in power. He's in the White House because he IS Amerikkka and who Amerikkka desires and deserves. Trump is the irresistable, uncensored charlatan; the rasputin Amerikkkans lusted after to free their lawless, depraved nature and latent immorality from the mask of shame, fake decorum and respectability. He's reassured Amerikkkans that selling your soul to the devil to do God's work is okay, as long as the end always justifes the means, and they love it!

[Jan 19, 2020] America can be a force for good in the Middle East.

Jan 19, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

LostForWords a day ago

America can be a force for good in the Middle East. The day is coming when Iran and Israel will, with US help, partner Israel to lift the ME out of its ignorance and poverty, and Saudi Arabia will, in the absence of the Shia revolution, be able to ditch its Wahhabist extremism.

[Jan 19, 2020] With "help" like this from CNN, one struggles to imagine what sabotage might look like.

Is Warren Warren the Jussie Smollet of politics. I wonder if she claims Bernie attacked her while wearing a red hat and screaming, "A woman can't win! This is MAGA country!"
Jan 18, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Connecticut Farmer a day ago

SCENARIO I

Joe is conservative, libertarian or possibly both.
Joe opposes Bernie Sanders on ideological grounds.
Ergo, Joe and Bernie have a different worldview.

SCENARIO II

Joe is conservative, libertarian or possibly both.
Joe opposes Liz Warren on ideological grounds.
Ergo, Joe is an unprincipled sexist.

esquimaux 11 hours ago
Being one of Liz' constituents and familiar with her career and her base (consisting of people like me,) I think she faces so little consequence for her "embellishments" at least in part because "we" (her base) inhabit an environment in which, with ease, we adjust facts and perceptions to conform to whatever our self-serving narrative of the moment may be.

We know that Liz will say anything she imagines will be to her advantage and it's okay with "us" that she does. In a way, she's our ideal candidate and media darling because she reflects and affirms our plastic values.

[Jan 19, 2020] Trump and his Iran adventure

Jan 19, 2020 | jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com

"For fools rush in where angels fear to tread
Distrustful sense with modest caution speaks,
It still looks home, and short excursions makes;

But rattling nonsense in full volleys breaks,
And, never shocked, and never turned aside.
Bursts out, resistless, with a thundering tide."

Alexander Pope, Essay on Criticism

[Jan 19, 2020] Sometimes House accidentally tells the truth

Yes, with Soleimani assassination and subsequent crisis Trump crossed the red line. But the House is afraid to tell he whole truth... Obama was probably even bigger threat to the US national security, especially with Hillary as the Secretary of State and hi Libyan and Syrian adventures.
Jan 19, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

The 111-page summons urges the Senate to "eliminate the threat that the President poses to America's national security" as it lays out the case against President Trump.

emmanuelthoreau , 1 hour ago link

Hilarious. What other president would've tolerated this?

**** Cheney would've had the homes of these people "visited" by faceless-looking men long ago, evidence gathered, and a second visit made a few weeks later to protect himself and Bush. Just to pluck one recent administration out of thin air.

Trump doesn't seem all that worried. Maybe that's for a reason most of us can't possibly comprehend.

This country is fucked and you know it.

[Jan 18, 2020] Boris Yeltsin, (western installed) Russian President from 1991 to 1999, during which the former Soviet Union was totally plundered

Jan 18, 2020 | off-guardian.org

RobG ,

Boris Yeltsin, (western installed) Russian President from 1991 to 1999, during which the former Soviet Union was totally plundered

https://www.youtube.com/embed/v9YnDirqwT4?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent

richard le sarc ,

'He might be a son-of-a-bitch, but he's OUR son-of-a-bitch'. Surely a 'Yeltsin' must replace or join 'Quisling' in the popular lexicon as a title for a traitor, in future.

[Jan 18, 2020] Trump is following Putin and started grooming his own successor

Jan 18, 2020 | off-guardian.org

Fair dinkum ,

I hear tell that Emperor Trump is also grooming his potential successor/s

It's a neck and neck race between Kim Kardashian, who Trump is giving personal 'hands on' assistance, and Montgomery Burns, who is one of Trump's role models.

[Jan 18, 2020] Trump and militry brass

Jan 18, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Baron , Jan 18 2020 14:09 utc | 136

"
"I wouldn't go to war with you people," Trump told the assembled brass.
Addressing the room, the commander in chief barked, "You're a bunch of dopes and babies."
"

Source: Washington Post.

[Jan 18, 2020] Complete fools and the isde of noble and honest politician

Jan 18, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Russ , Jan 18 2020 7:45 utc | 113

Posted by: Daniel | Jan 17 2020 19:57 utc | 13

"At this stage in the game anyone who still thinks Trump is an honest man with noble intentions is a complete fool"

That only needs to be changed to: At this stage in the game anyone who still thinks any system politician is honest and has noble intentions is a complete fool.

But then religious fundamentalists, such as the cultists of electoralism, cannot be reached by evidence or rational argument.

[Jan 18, 2020] Trump and Iranian people

Jan 18, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

SharonM , Jan 18 2020 3:24 utc | 98

This is Trump's idiotic tweet earlier today:
"The noble people of Iran -- who love America -- deserve a government that's more interested in helping them achieve their dreams than killing them for demanding respect. Instead of leading Iran toward ruin, its leaders should abandon terror and Make Iran Great Again!"

And here's Sharmine Narwani's response:
"I'm in Iran right now. These "noble" people find you disgusting, just like most Americans. Iranians laugh at you and mock you and really, really want their government to bring you to your knees."

;)

[Jan 18, 2020] One feature of the Washington swamp

Jan 18, 2020 | www.strategic-culture.org

Washington is certainly недоговороспособны – it's impossible to make an agreement with it and, if you should think you have done so, it will break it.

A dangerous, uncontrollable madman, staggering around blowing everything up

[Jan 18, 2020] The joke is on us: Without the USSR the USA oligarchy resorted to cannibalism and devour the American people

Highly recommended!
Jan 18, 2020 | www.theguardian.com

In another sense, however, the passing of the cold war could not have been more disorienting. In 1987, Georgi Arbatov, a senior adviser to the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev , had warned: "We are going to do a terrible thing to you – we are going to deprive you of an enemy."

...Winning the cold war brought Americans face-to-face with a predicament comparable to that confronting the lucky person who wins the lottery: hidden within a windfall is the potential for monumental disaster.

[Jan 18, 2020] Putin plants to prohibit dual citizens to serve in government

Highly recommended!
Jan 18, 2020 | www.unz.com

Peripatetic Commenter , says: Show Comment January 17, 2020 at 9:43 pm GMT

I don't think it will be long before we see Congress in the US calling for invasion of Russia on the grounds of a lack of diversity, lack of respect for LGBTP and so forth.

[Jan 18, 2020] If Bernie is nominated, he better buy a flak jacket..

Jan 18, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

ben , Jan 18 2020 3:11 utc | 96

An earlier poster said Bernie could defeat DJT. Not to worry, I'll be the most shocked person in the U$A if Sanders gets to nod to run for POTUS.

If that happens, he better buy a flak jacket..

[Jan 17, 2020] In the full sprit of bipartisanship

Notable quotes:
"... Why then were all eight House members chosen as managers to prosecute the case against Trump, who ceremoniously escorted the articles across the Capitol, all Democrats? Why did the articles of impeachment receive not a single Republican vote on the House floor? ..."
Jan 17, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Why then were all eight House members chosen as managers to prosecute the case against Trump, who ceremoniously escorted the articles across the Capitol, all Democrats? Why did the articles of impeachment receive not a single Republican vote on the House floor?

[Jan 17, 2020] I knew that if you kept it up, Putler would get around to targeting you.

Jan 17, 2020 | www.unz.com

iffen , says: January 15, 2020 at 5:55 pm GMT

Ban PMs, Ministers, governors, some mayors and judges, from having second citizenships of foreign residencies; moreover, Presidential candidates should have been resident in Russia for 25 years (previously 10 years) and never had a foreign citizenship.

I knew that if you kept it up, Putler would get around to targeting you.

[Jan 16, 2020] Americans are in a vicious circle/Infinite Loop

Jan 16, 2020 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com

Trond January 15, 2020 at 7:40 am

Americans are in a vicious circle/Infinite Loop

I think they are using an old version of BASIC from the cold war era, called BASIC Russia Hate.

10 Print "Russia bad!"
20 Goto 10
Run
Russia bad!
Russia bad!
Russia bad!
Russia bad!
Russia bad!
Russia bad!
Russia bad!
Russia bad!
Russia bad!
Russia bad!
Russia bad!
Russia bad!

BREAK IN 10
READY.

10 Print "Russia good!"
20 Goto 10
Run
SYNTAX ERROR!!!!!!!

[Jan 16, 2020] Would Russians spend money and respources on undermining semi-seline Biden: Are they that stupid? Biden is a better gift than Trump ;-)

Jan 16, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Courtesy of Bloomberg :

"U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials are assessing whether Russia is trying to undermine Joe Biden in its ongoing disinformation efforts with the former vice president still the front-runner in the race to challenge President Donald Trump, according to two officials familiar with the matter

Part of the inquiry is to determine whether Russia is trying to weaken Biden by promoting controversy over his past involvement in U.S. policy toward Ukraine while his son worked for an energy company there."

... ... ...

Yes, somehow those dastardly Russians have outsmarted the brightest and best-paid political strategists in Washington, D.C. by brandishing what amounts to some really persuasive memes over social media, and for just rubles on the dollar. The techies at Wired went so far as to call this epic assault on the fragile American cranium, "meme warfare to divide America." By way of evidence, it cited a very creative meme that screamed, "F*CK THE ELECTIONS," which was intended, as the ironclad argument goes, to cause a number of impressionable Americans to throw up their hands in a fit of collective exasperation and say, 'Ok, that's it. I'm staying at home on Election Day.'

Yes, it's really that easy! Imagine all the money the Russians and their radical new political technologies could have saved guys like casino tycoon, Sheldon Adelson, who showered the Trump campaign with $100 million dollars.

[Jan 16, 2020] https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/trump-canada-yukon-1.3235254

Jan 16, 2020 | www.cbc.ca

Posted by: Tom | Jan 16 2020 4:55 utc | 207

[Jan 15, 2020] Impeachment motto: in our guts, we know Trump is nuts

Jan 06, 2020 | www.unz.com

Dumbo , says: Show Comment January 3, 2020 at 6:46 pm GMT

Donald Trump rode to victory in 2016 on a promise to end the useless wars in the Middle East, but he has now demonstrated very clearly that he is a liar

He also promised a wall. Maybe he meant the Israeli wall?

[Jan 15, 2020] Democracy in action: voters choice in 2016 was limited to the choice between brain cancer and leprosy

Jan 08, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Trailer Trash , Jan 8 2020 16:32 utc | 105

Trump is such a douchebag. He claims there were no lives lost due to their "early warning system" -- no mention that the "early warning system" was a phone call!

Now he's once again justifying assassination, etc.

pretzelattack , Jan 8 2020 16:39 utc | 110

there was no "better choice" between trump and clinton. i still think clinton represented a greater danger than trump of getting into a war with russia, but they are both warmongers first class. for our next election, we may have a choice between ebola and flesh eating bacteria, or brain cancer and leprosy. if the game is rigged there's no winning it playing by the game's "rules".

[Jan 15, 2020] In each episode when Kushner and/or Ivanka stands behind Trump with American flag on the background, Trump chances of reelection drop one percent

Also In each episode when Adam Schiff makes announcement about Trump with the USA flag at the background Trump re-election chances increase one percent.
theamericanconservative.com

Trump Signs Order Interpreting Judaism as a Nationality and Race:

[Jan 15, 2020] Why the heck should I care about Putin!?

Jan 15, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

TheySayIAmOkay , 18 minutes ago link

...Why the heck should I care about Putin!?

flappyjaws , 10 minutes ago link

You have it right. The rhetoric "this is a free country" is only true to an extent now with the constant chipping away at our freedoms on a daily basis.

[Jan 15, 2020] GNU Guccifer vs. CIA Lucifer. To jail or not to jail, this is the question. And who will jail whom? Make your bets for 2020

In March 2016, the DOJ found that "the FBI had been employing outside contractors who had access to raw Section 702 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) data, and retained that access after their work for the FBI was completed," as Jeff Carlson reported in The Epoch Times.
Dec 29, 2019 | zerohedge.com

Willie the Pimp

You can take the libtards, dumbocraps, antifa, RINOs, Never Trumpers, lawyers and bureaucrats and send them pronto to Mars

paint it red call it hell

I having real butter on my popcorn.....

Giant Meteor

Hmmm, interesting. Like Chinese interesting .. A curse .. I like understatements!

[Jan 15, 2020] Bolton's spirit

Jan 15, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

KekistanisUnite , 1 hour ago link

Bolton's spirit still rules on in the Trump administration alongside Fat Mike.

[Jan 14, 2020] Europe is the USA Airstrip 1. Imagine my surprise to learn the EU had a reputation worth protecting.

Notable quotes:
"... Deal finishes October 2020 if I remember correctly. All sanctions will be lifted so long as Iran is in compliance at that time. This is a move to prevent this. ..."
Jan 14, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Nemo , Jan 14 2020 19:35 utc | 1

Be fair. It doesn't matter if the EU is agreement capable or not. They have no sovereignty to begin with. It is known.

powerandpeople , Jan 14 2020 19:37 utc | 2

Deal finishes October 2020 if I remember correctly. All sanctions will be lifted so long as Iran is in compliance at that time. This is a move to prevent this.
BraveNewWorld , Jan 14 2020 19:41 utc | 3
I always learn some thing here. For example imagine my surprise to learn the EU had a reputation worth protecting. All you need to know about the EU is bitches will do what bitches are told. This is just one more step on the road to war with China, is that really what the citizens of the EU want? Are the people of the EU ready to die for the Trump and the Republican party?

[Jan 12, 2020] Is it possible to imagine that Trump will write the same to the brave people of France?

Jan 12, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

John Doe , Jan 12 2020 9:07 utc | 390

Donald J. Trump: "To the brave, long-suffering people of Iran: I've stood with you since the beginning of my Presidency, and my Administration will continue to stand with you. We are following your protests closely, and are inspired by your courage."

Is it possible to imagine that such a trump will write to the brave people of France:

https://twitter.com/BasedPoland/status/1216118380857569280

???

[Jan 12, 2020] One of "Ruptured" Secretary of State "exaggerations"

Jan 12, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Dwight , January 10, 2020 at 6:32 am

Secretary of State Pompeo claimed that Soleimani was responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths in Syria. Basically blaming Iran for all deaths in the Syrian war.

[Jan 10, 2020] Joe Biden under cross examination in senate trail would be Conedy Central show transmitted live

The folks who hatched that particular impeachment plan and pitched it to Nancy Pelosi must have been the same idiots in the DNC who dreamt up the Russiagate scandal and also pursued Paul Manafort to get him off DJT's election campaign team. Dmitri Alperovich / Crowdstrike, Alexandra Chalupa: we're looking at you.
The real Trump move would be to hit the twitter right before the house impeachment vote and announce that he has instructed the House Republicans to vote for impeachment.
Notable quotes:
"... At least this mess made it patently clear the Dem obsession with Russia has been all about preserving their Ukraine pickpocketing operation. ..."
Nov 27, 2019 | www.forbes.com

Forbes.com billwhalen 26 September 2019 Link

I ordered a truckload of pop corn to snack on during the trial in the Senate. Just imagine Joe Biden under cross examination as he flips 'n flops! "Was that me in the Video, I can't recall."

Maracatu | Nov 26 2019 21:56 utc | 18

I can see a Trump marketing consultant designing a campaign centered on the impeachment hearings called "The Swamp Strikes Back". It might be most effective as a comic strip.

Fly | Nov 27 2019 0:30 utc | 33

At least this mess made it patently clear the Dem obsession with Russia has been all about preserving their Ukraine pickpocketing operation.
Just Saying | Nov 27 2019 7:22 utc | 58

All the bull-Schiff comes from Hillary's lingerie. The democrats need to secure a huge laundromat

[Jan 10, 2020] Samson was a fool and his own worst enemy. Something of the same can be said of the United States in recent decades.

Jan 10, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Most people are familiar with at least the outlines of the biblical Samson story: a mighty warrior who slays the enemies of the Israelites in great numbers using the jawbone of an ass among other weapons.

Sadly, after the captivating Delilah seduces Samson into revealing the secret of his extraordinary strength -- his unshorn hair -- he ends up blind, in chains, and held captive in the temple of the Philistines.

Samson asks the Lord to restore his strength. The King James Bible explains what happens next: "And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life." It was a huge bloodletting, and among the victims was the hero himself.

It's a dramatic story, made for the movies. The 1949 Technicolor version, directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr, remains a camp classic of the sandal-and-togas genre. But whether in the original text or on celluloid, the denouement does not qualify as a happy one. Samson was a fool and his own worst enemy. Something of the same can be said of the United States in recent decades.

[Jan 10, 2020] Trump decided to play the role of Benjamin Netanyahu Santa Claus again

Jan 08, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

DFC , Jan 8 2020 19:20 utc | 198

Probably in the medium term the situation for the US in ME will be worse, but in the short term (in an electoral year) the people I talked, with some knowledge of the recent history of the ME, and me, we think:

a) Trump dares to do what at least 3 former administration did not dare to do: kill the first "terrorist" on the list (as ex-admiral William J. Fallon has said, Suleimani was the Nº 1 in his list for 12 years), so for the American people is the more resolute and brave POTUS of at least 10 administration (somebody says from Lincoln times). Obama was a coward.

b) The fact that Suleimani was a national hero for a nation of 82 million people and also for 150 million of shia around the world, mourned by millions in the streets, make a bigger Trump "victory" over the Iranian "regime", and it is a powerful advice to the others leaders and commanders in the world that try to fight or oppose to USA.

c) People say that after killing Al-Bagdadi, Suleimani, Muhandis, the next in the list is Nasralah (pure wishful thinking but right now, why not thinking that?)

d) The USA did no use their AA system to shut-down the incoming missiles to not give a clue to the Iranians of their real effectiveness in combat situation and because the Russians have many SIGINT platforms following the events to capture the signals, methods, tactics and technology of the US anti-ballistic missiles systems. So now the Iranians are blind of the real effectiveness of their missiles in a real combat situation and the Russians do not have a clue also. For sure USA can take down at least some modified SCUD C missiles, simply it was not worth to do.

e) The fact that Trump did not retaliate is not a symptom of weakness, simply no American was hurt after killing Suleimani (an act of war), only some holes in the sand.

f) In the speech of today Trump is defiant with the killing of Suleimani and with more economic sanctions to Iran, that will be more crippling than now. He does not want to escalate (more). There will be a deal in the future, but much less good for the Iranians than the Obama's JCPOA (it was an electoral promise).

g) The retaliation of the PMU, they say, "will be similar than that of Iran", translating it : "lob some katyusha rockets in the backyard of few US bases giving advice to the Americans do not go out". No risks at all, the se-escalation is complete.

h) Trump is defiant about not leaving Iraq, I think at the end they will go but after they have a very good deal. Of course it is all about the Iraqi oil, in exchange for the American blood and money wasted in Iraq. Iraq has the biggest oil reserves in the world and USA want a good chunk of them, they never ever leave "giving" all of them to the Chinese or Iranians or anybody else. Trump does not want US soldiers in Iraq, but he wants the oil above anything else (it is condition "sine qua non" to maintain the Empire)

i) Trump has now the full enthusiastic support of the AIPAC and all the others powerful Israeli lobby he will have more money than required for the election. He has demonstrated he is the best possible POTUS for Israel

j) In the short term USA will leave Syria and in the medium term Iraq, OK, but they never ever leave "all the region", they need to be there to maintain the "American Way of Live" (US $ as reserve currency)

If nothing dramatically change, I expect a crushing victory of Trump in the coming US election, he has all the cards now in his hand, and he will not waste them.


Petri Krohn , Jan 8 2020 19:22 utc | 199

The 5 lightweight hangars at the Ain al-Asad airbase that were destroyed in the Iranian bullseye hit housed US drones. Possibly the very one used to assassinate General Qassem Soleimani.

See this tweet by Babak Taghvaee from yesterday with photos:

#BREAKING: It is now confirmed that the #IRGC backed Kataib Hezbollah (45th Brigade of #PMU) launched 40 unguided rockets at Ain Al Asad Air Base where the #USArmy's MQ-1Cs are based. At-least one of them participated in the operation for elimination of #Soleimani in #Baghdad!

arby , Jan 8 2020 19:22 utc | 200
The US contractor that was killed worked for Valiant Integrated Services.

https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article239053173.html

valiant

[Jan 10, 2020] Proof that truth can be funnier than fiction

Jan 08, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

ben , Jan 8 2020 21:15 utc | 278

Bubbles @ 103 opined:

"Trump has accomplished 3 things in 3 years."

1. "Being Santa Claus to Netanyahu, the far right and the very rich (Generous donors)"
2. "Doing the impossible, making Hillary look like the better of 2 terrible choices"
3. " Proving 42% of the American public aren't too swift."

Proof that truth can be funnier than fiction..LOL

[Jan 10, 2020] Looks like the US does not like unfriendly countries firing missiles at them

Jan 08, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

ItIsMeItIs , Jan 8 2020 20:48 utc | 258

The US does not like unfriendly countries firing missiles at them. They're funny like that.

[Jan 10, 2020] Who it the most contemptible single group of people in the USA today?

Dec 23, 2019 | www.wnd.com

KDC4 hours ago ,

"Nancy Pelosi, pressing the Senate to comply with her demands"...Hey, Nancy, this isn't how it works. You, yourself, are in "contempt of Senate" by not proceeding with the article of impeachment for a vote.

Is there such a thing as "contempt of Senate?" Probably not. Just like there's no such thing as "contempt of Congress." Hey the Dems used it, so I used it as an example. Ha, ha, ha...stooges!

TrumpyBear KDC3 hours ago ,

Contempt of Congress is a real thing - I think those asshats are the most contemptible single group of people in the USA today!

[Jan 10, 2020] "This Plane Was Designed By Clowns, Who Are Supervised By Monkeys"

Jan 10, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Shocking Boeing Emails Reveal Contempt For Management, FAA

"Would you put your family on a Max simulator trained aircraft? I wouldn't," one employee said to a colleague in another exchange from 2018, before the first crash. "No," the colleague responded.

[Jan 10, 2020] Corporate Dems are afrid that that those weird Russian ads will magically swayed our entire nation into re-electing Donald Trump for President.

I bet Robert Mueller still has GRU phone number. The Dems could mention a quid pro quo and offer to lift some of our sanctions.
Nov 28, 2019 | caucus99percent.com

Pluto's Republic on Thu, 11/28/2019 - 3:32am

The Democratic Party ought to give ...Russia a jingle

@Situational Lefty

Maybe the Russians would be willing to drop a handful of anti-left, baitclick ads on Facebook -- you know? Those weird ads that magically swayed our entire nation into electing Donald Trump for President. I bet Robert Mueller still has their phone number. The Dems could mention a quid pro quo and offer to lift some of our sanctions.

entrepreneur on Thu, 11/28/2019 - 1:03pm
You're right. They are obviously much smarter with their advertising dollars

@Pluto's Republic

Politicians spend millions and don't get the results that RUSSIA! got with 100K.

[Jan 08, 2020] 75% Of Registered Voters Can't Identify Iran On A Map

"War Is God's Way of Teaching Us Geography" the quote that has been attributed to both Ambrose Bierce and Mark Twain
Jan 08, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

As thousands of American service members prepare for the worst in the Middle East following an American drone strike that killed Iran's second-most powerful man, just 23% of registered voters can identify the Islamic republic on an unlabeled map of the globe, according to a Morning Consult/Politico survey.

When shown an unlabeled map of just the Middle East, the number rose to a still-abysmal 28% . Eight percent of those thought Iran was Iraq on the second map - just like Joe Biden .

Of those surveyed, men were around twice as likely as women to identify Iran on both maps...

[Jan 08, 2020] How to turn gold into lead

Jan 08, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Edward A. Vazquez 14 hours ago • edited

One day after 9/11, Russian president Vladimir Putin said that "we are all Americans, now." And, on the Sunday following 9/11--at an international soccer match in Tehran, Iran--our flag was raised as 60,000 Iranian spectators sang our national anthem.

Leave it to George W. Bush to turn GOLD into LEAD.

[Jan 08, 2020] Americans Feel So Much Safer After Assassination of Some Guy They Never Heard of Before

Jan 08, 2020 | www.anti-empire.com

Mr. Dueck of Seminole is breathing a sigh of relief this morning after it was revealed that some guy he'd never heard of before was now dead.

"Finally I can sleep at night!" said Dueck, quickly Googling 'General Qasem Solemaini' so he can look smart at the coffee shop this afternoon. "I'm glad we finally have a President who looks after our interests instead of just being concerned about his own reelection!"

After skimming the Wikipedia article about Solemaini, Dueck now believes that the assassination was definitely justified.

"I don't know how we survived and thrived as a country all these years with that guy I just heard of his morning around," said Dueck. "Good thing that guy from out over there somewhere is gone!"

Dueck spent the rest of the afternoon arguing with people on the Internet and informing them about some group he recently learned about, but cannot pronounce, called Quds Force.

"You don't have to be scared of them anymore," said Dueck to his buddies who informed him they weren't actually afraid to begin with. "Having watched more than three YouTube videos on the topic, I can tell you that the world is a lot safer now that what's his name is dead!"

After a full day's worth of reading Internet comments, Dueck is now the nation's self-proclaimed foremost expert on foreign policy and is looking forward to his work as a pundit on Fox News in the very near future.

Source: The Daily Bonnet

[Jan 08, 2020] While 60^of Americans neven heard aboutSoleimani befor 43$ of the country approcved Trump-Pomeo assasination of this senior Iran commander

The unique, really exceptional feature of the USA is that it does not try to hide idiocy of its leaders and lack of education and interest in knowing the truth of the majority of population
Jan 08, 2020 | www.rt.com

RT :

A new poll has found that Americans doubt Donald Trump has a clear Iran policy, but nonetheless they support the decision to kill Qassem Soleimani – who, remarkably, had been an unknown entity for the majority of respondents.

Forty-three percent of Americans said they approved of the US drone strike that killed the Iranian commander last week in Baghdad, while 38% disapproved and 19% said they were unsure, according to the results of a HuffPost/YouGov survey.

And while almost half the country backs Soleimani's assassination, 60% of Americans conceded that they had never heard of the Quds Force commander before last week. An additional 14% said they weren't sure if they had known about him before the strike.

[Jan 08, 2020] Big, bad Putin attacked by slimy rat Browder.

Jan 08, 2020 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com

Is there a chorus of politicians singing in there about how lazy they are, and how they never bothered to verify Browder' story? The story is indeed remarkable, but not in the way that first appears.

Stephen Fry / @stephenfry

You may or may not know the remarkable story of @Billbrowder and the #MagnitskyAct - find out the startling truth by listening to
#MagnitskytheMusical by the wondrous @JohnnyFlynnHQ & @roberthudson - @BBCRadio3 7.30 Sun 12th Jan

Magnitsky the Musical

Book and lyrics by Robert Hudson
Music and lyrics by Johnny Flynn

12 January 2020
О 1 hour, 34 minutes

Johnny Flynn and Robert Hudson bring us a musical based on the
incredible story of an American venture capitalist, a Russian tax
advisor, a crazy heist, the Trump Tower meeting and the very rule of
law.

Blending music and satire, the story explores the truths and fictions
surrounding the origins and aftershocks of the Magnitsky Act; global
legislation which allows governments to sanction those who they see
as offenders of human rights.

It tells the story of a tax adviser's struggle to uncover a huge tax
fraud, his imprisonment by the very authorities he is investigating,
and the American financier's crusade for justice.

Johnny Flynn, Paul Chahidi and members of the cast perform songs in
a epic story that explores democracy, corruption, and how we
undervalue the law at our peril.

Bill Paul Chahidi Sergei Johnny Flynn Jamie Fenella Woolgar Natalia Ellie Kendrick Kuznetsov Gus Brown Guard Clive Hayward Silchenko Ian Conningham Jared Will Kirk Fisherman Neil McCaul Judge Jessica Turner

Additional singing by Sinead Maclnnes, Laura Christy, Scarlett
Courtney and Lucy Reynolds.

The cellist is Joe Zeitlin. Sound is by Peter Ringrose. Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.

[Jan 08, 2020] Iraqi Militia Leader Threatens To Target American Citizens If They Re-Elect Trump

Jan 08, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

"If the American people re-elect Trump to the US presidency, this would mean they support his crimes. "

[Jan 08, 2020] Three major Trump accomplishments

Jan 08, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Bubbles , Jan 8 2020 16:29 utc | 103

arby @90

Trump has accomplished 3 things in 3 years.

1. Being Santa Claus to Netanyahu, the far right and the very rich (Generous donors)
2. Doing the impossible, making Hillary look like the better of 2 terrible choices
3. Proving 42% of the American public aren't too swift.


[Jan 08, 2020] Like all too many Americans, Trump has a hard time grasping the fact that Iran can strike back and strike hard

Jan 08, 2020 | www.nytimes.com

F. Margaret Oregon 2h ago

My favorite line in this article: "I suspect ... like all too many Americans, Trump has a hard time grasping the fact that other countries are real." So very dismal, but that gave me a good laugh.

[Jan 08, 2020] Is Pence an idiot or just a religious nut?

Jan 08, 2020 | abcnews.go.com

"Soleimani did 9/11!" - Pence helpfully yet insanely chimed in.

"You're not a wimp like Obama, who refused to assassinate this terrorist," he was probably told. "You're decisive, a real leader. This one blow will change the entire calculus of the Middle East," they likely told him. "If you take out Soleimani, I guarantee you that it will have enormous positive reverberations on the region."

[Jan 08, 2020] What about moving UN to Moscow

Jan 08, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Volkodav , 1 hour ago link

Trump Administration is barring Iran Foreign Affairs Minister Javad Zarif

https://twitter.com/John_Hudson/status/1214292153654009856

Brazen Heist II , 1 hour ago link

LOL

The indispensible nation of imbeciles is at it again.

Please tell me that is a joke.

Noob678 , 1 hour ago link

Germany to withdraw part of its military forces from Iraq

ChinFu , 1 hour ago link

That letter is no mistake. It shows that there are 2 opposing sides in the US Military, the dark hats and the white hats. One side wants to end wars, the other side do not. Just like what Q has been saying all along.

Noob678 , 2 hours ago link

Iranian MPs declare all of US military 'terrorist entity' after General Soleimani killing

logical-different , 2 hours ago link

Good old USA. Invade illegally by lying, killing, build an airbase and tell everyone that they'll leave if Iraq will pay for the airbase and if not they'll sanction Iraq into oblivion.

Is it any wonder why most of the world is disgusted with their behaviour.

[Jan 08, 2020] CNN Attacks Babylon Bee Is The Web Only Big Enough For One Fake News Site

Jan 08, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

And, The Babylon Bee immediately jumped into action to satirically 'document' the reaction:

CNN has slammed the world's best satire site, The Babylon Bee, after CNN executives realized that "fake news" articles on the website were getting at least as much social media traction as their own.

"There ain't room in this internet for the both of us," growled one CNN anchor on the air Monday evening. "There simply aren't enough people out there for us to fool with our fake news stories and The Babylon Bee to fool with their satire. There isn't enough clickbait and outrage traffic to go around. "

"They're obviously amateurs over there at The Bee," said Brian Stelter.

"A lot of times, their reporting comes true. If you're gonna do fake news, do it right -- 100% fake, guaranteed, 24/7. They really should learn from the pros over here at CNN."

"Stay out of our territory," he growled.

[Jan 08, 2020] Russia Proposes To Secure Iraqi Airspace With S-400 Air Defense

Jan 08, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

sijoittaja , 32 minutes ago link

Does Trump get a kickback from the deal? He should get a bonus after his latest achiements in how to make Russia great again.

[Jan 08, 2020] Isreal did became a normal country

Jan 08, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

karlof1 , Jan 7 2020 20:05 utc | 30

an interesting survey that found "More than four out of every five Israelis consider their leaders to be corrupt

[Jan 08, 2020] History repeats first of tragedy and then as a farce

Eminent threat from Soleimani is a close equivalent to Bush "WDM in Iraq" hoax. And Compo looks like a better fed version of Gondoliza with her "mushroom cloud" evil war propaganda.
As There was implicit agreement that Iran officials can travel safely in Iraq, which was breached, the natural result might expulsion of the US forces from Iraq. Which also means the collapse of US forces in Syrian bases and the Trump's idea of stealing oil.
Like Bush II Trump exceeded his authority and ordered illegal assassination. He needs to be impeached. Pompeo and Ester need to be fired and tried.
Jan 08, 2020 | www.cnn.com
n 2008, Trump told CNN's Wolf Blitzer he thought George W. Bush should have been impeached for lying about the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. We are still feeling the blowback from that fatally flawed Iraq war. One can only shudder at the gale force of another one.

[Jan 08, 2020] Pompeo as a religious nut

Jan 08, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Lurk , Jan 6 2020 22:28 utc | 103

Sasha and Joerg:

You misspelled "evilgelical"

[Jan 08, 2020] Trump real priorities: fuck healthcare, fuck our veterans, fuck our crumbling infrastructure, fuck the homelessTrump real priorities: MOMMY MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX NEEDS MORE MONEY HELL YEAH

Jan 08, 2020 | twitter.com

Donald J. Trump ‏ 9:11 PM - 4 Jan 2020

The United States just spent Two Trillion Dollars on Military Equipment. We are the biggest and by far the BEST in the World! If Iran attacks an American Base, or any American, we will be sending some of that brand new beautiful equipment their way...and without hesitation!

shoe ‏ 9:18 PM - 4 Jan 2020

fuck healthcare, fuck our veterans, fuck our crumbling infrastructure, fuck the homless MOMMY MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX NEEDS MORE MONEY HELL YEAH

[Jan 08, 2020] Trump established Guinness record in US Present lawless, petty, childish, infantile, imbecile behaviour

Jan 08, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

bjd , Jan 7 2020 1:28 utc | 153

Zarif is blocked from addressing the UN Security Council .
The level of lawless, petty, childish, infantile, imbecile behaviour is breathtaking.

[Jan 08, 2020] Shame on you for using such language with regard to the current President of the United States of America!

Jan 08, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

RJPJR , Jan 7 2020 1:31 utc | 154

Cemi | Jan 6 2020 22:15 utc | 97: "The point is: Trump is loose cannon. We can analyse back and forth but no-one knows what the narcissistic jackass decides next."

Shame on you for using such language with regard to the current President of the United States of America!

It is an outrageous insult to jackasses!

[Jan 08, 2020] One small question

Jan 08, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

ab initio , Jan 6 2020 22:18 utc | 98

Inevitably the US will leave Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.

The question is if Tehran will become rubble in the process? If Saudi oil installations are destroyed? And even Tel Aviv?

[Jan 08, 2020] An emperor with no clothes

It takes a real winner to make Bush 43 look like a beacon of self-control.
Jan 08, 2020 | www.nytimes.com

Trump the Intimidator Fails Again.

Because he's just a bully with delusions of grandeur.

Steve, LHR|2h ago

Times Pick
It's finally abundantly clear that the great deal maker is nothing more than an emperor with no clothes. The real shame is the inability of a large part of America to see this for what it is: a failure of leadership from voter on up. Unfortunately, America has lost its moral ability to lead, and more's the pity as the ascendancy of others, like China, will not be as progressive as America was in the past. You'd think that the great deal maker would understand that leaders are not bullies. Sad.

[Jan 08, 2020] One way to retaliate

Jan 08, 2020 | www.nytimes.com

PMD Arlington, Virginia 6h ago

Maybe the Iranians will counter by invoking their intent to hit 52 Trump properties?

[Jan 08, 2020] If Trump wants to destroy Iran he should just become their president.

Jan 08, 2020 | twitter.com


hrygirl ‏ 5:22 AM - 6 Jan 2020

Jeff Tiedrich ‏ 6:24 AM - 5 Jan 2020

no money for healthcare or education or infrastructure but we have 2 trillion dollars for bombs so that a pathetic old draft-dodging coward who deep down inside knows he's a weak piece of shit can try to pretend he's the man his tyrant father told him he never will be

Stonekettle ‏ 8:30 AM - 27 Dec 2019

Is the best part where the market implodes and we lose our homes, jobs, savings while the rich fucks who got huge tax breaks blame us for the disaster as they bail out in golden parachutes and we get to pay to save the country yet again while being lectured about responsibility?

[Jan 08, 2020] Looking for a framework [in Trump forign policy] is like searching for symmetrical patterns in a bowl of spaghetti.

Jan 08, 2020 | www.msn.com

The danger posed by that ignorance is matched daily by the crises created by Trump's own erraticism. His performance as commander in chief has been shaped by a collection of scattered grievances, emotional impulses and random tweets. As the Financial Times's Philip Stephens has said of Trump's foreign policy, "Looking for a framework is like searching for symmetrical patterns in a bowl of spaghetti."

[Jan 07, 2020] Russia Proposes To Secure Iraqi Airspace With S-400 Air Defense

Jan 07, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

sijoittaja , 32 minutes ago link

Does Trump get a kickback from the deal? He should get a bonus after his latest achiements in how to make Russia great again.

[Jan 07, 2020] Israel will fight against Iran to the last American soldier

Jan 07, 2020 | nationalinterest.org

Keyser Söze Alexander Mahone 2 days ago • edited Israel will fight against Iran to the last American soldier 😂😂😂
15 million Jews in the whole world against 90 million Iranians in Iran, I think they will need to fill their ranks with poor, hungry, uneducated teenagers from Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia (74% of US army recruits) 😂😂😂

[Jan 07, 2020] Lucky Trump relocated to Florida just in time: Mar-a-Lago is a national historic landmark

Jan 07, 2020 | caucus99percent.com

edg on Mon, 01/06/2020 - 8:35pm

@DonMidwest

Is Mar-a-Lago a US cultural site? Wait, just looked it up -- it's a national historic landmark. Since Iran obeys international law, it can't be on their list of 35 Best Places to Attack. Trump Tower on the other hand....

[Jan 07, 2020] New Year message to Trump supporters: DUMP TRUMP

Jan 07, 2020 | off-guardian.org

Gall ,

I've given up on Trump. He's just another Zionist sell out. DUMP TRUMP.

[Jan 07, 2020] CNN Attacks Babylon Bee Is The Web Only Big Enough For One Fake News Site

Jan 07, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

And, The Babylon Bee immediately jumped into action to satirically 'document' the reaction:

CNN has slammed the world's best satire site, The Babylon Bee, after CNN executives realized that "fake news" articles on the website were getting at least as much social media traction as their own.

"There ain't room in this internet for the both of us," growled one CNN anchor on the air Monday evening. "There simply aren't enough people out there for us to fool with our fake news stories and The Babylon Bee to fool with their satire. There isn't enough clickbait and outrage traffic to go around. "

[Jan 06, 2020] Pompeo as a religious nut

Jan 06, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Lurk , Jan 6 2020 22:28 utc | 103

Sasha and Joerg:

You misspelled "evilgelical"

[Jan 06, 2020] Trump is unintentionally working on MAGA in Iraq.

Jan 06, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

A P , Jan 6 2020 21:28 utc | 58

Best comment I've seen anywhere?

Trump is unintentionally working on MAGA in Iraq...

Make America Go Away

[Jan 06, 2020] Klein Nancy Pelosi Celebrated Killing of Gaddafi, Slams Trump for Eliminating Soleimani Breitbart

Jan 06, 2020 | www.breitbart.com

Consistency is not the Speaker strong triat

Pelosi hailed the killing just after news broke of Gaddafi's October 2011 death.

She released the following statement on her Congressional website:

Today's news marks the next phase of Libya's march toward democracy. After decades of tyrannical rule in Libya, the world is hopeful that the next generation of Libyan leaders will bring their country out of this dark chapter. The strong action taken by the United States, led by President Obama, and NATO, the United Nations and the Arab League proves the power of the world community working together.

[Jan 06, 2020] Ricky Gervais Slams Woke Virtue-Signaling, Drops Epstein Didn't Kill Himself Joke At Golden Globes

Jan 06, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

British comedian Ricky Gervais is dropping red pills at the Golden Globes, joking about "Epstein didn't kill himself" while telling 'woke' virtue signaling celebrities to stop talking about politics.

... If ISIS started a streaming service, you'd call your agent,"


Shifter_X , 15 minutes ago link

It was a good speech but if it hadn't been rehearsed that way they would have pulled the plug and called it "technical difficulties."

chippers , 18 minutes ago link

"You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. " as usual David Brett nails it , the british office was one of funniest tv shows ever

tschanakya , 38 minutes ago link

People like these are rare. To be able to say the truth and joke about it.

[Jan 06, 2020] Trump just managed to tweet support for US citizens, who fight in Syria and Iraq as members of IS and AQ, thus supporting enemies of the US and thus formally committing an act of treason as per the US Constitution

Trump clearly is way too stupid to be the President. Such a logical fallacy is inexcusable ;-)
Jan 06, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
TJ , Jan 5 2020 20:46 utc | 108
Trump just managed to tweet support for US members of IS and AQ, thus supporting enemies of the US and committing Treason as per the US Constitution-

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner. Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless!

[Jan 06, 2020] Diplomacy Trump-style. Al Capone probably would be allow himself to fall that low

Highly recommended!
Jan 06, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Fec , Jan 5 2020 15:23 utc | 3

"We have learned today from #Iraq Prime Minister AdilAbdl Mahdi how @realDonaldTrump uses diplomacy:
#US asked #Iraq to mediate with #Iran. Iraq PM asks #QassemSoleimani to come and talk to him and give him the answer of his mediation, Trump &co assassinate an envoy at the airport."

https://twitter.com/ejmalrai/status/1213833855754485762

[Jan 06, 2020] It is somehow ironic that the U.S. has spent lots of lives and money to "spread democracy" in Iraq only to be kicked out through an Iraqi parliament vote

Jan 06, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

lizard , Jan 5 2020 15:21 utc | 1

.

That is one reason why I recommend to Iraq to invite Russia to train its army.

the other day my enemy
looked me in the eye
I cried DEFENSIVE ACTION!
then shot him till he died

I heard there was a warrant
out for my arrest
I decided to de-escalate
and bought a bullet-proof vest

when the SWAT team came
to take me from my home
I declared my hope for peace
and launched a lethal drone

the incendiary device
took the SWAT team out
peace had been achieved
of that I have no doubt

so if you have an enemy
who exhibits mal-intent
take quick, defensive action
with wrath that's heaven sent

[Jan 06, 2020] Great heavens - Donald Trump has turned into Hillary!

Jan 06, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

TG , Jan 5 2020 15:40 utc | 11

Great heavens - Donald Trump has turned into a [neo]liberal Democrat!!

I mean, if I had wanted Hilary Clinton to be president, I would have voted for her!

Jerry , Jan 5 2020 15:48 utc | 13

Trump-Kushner is no different than Hillary, Schumer, Nadler, Schiff, Epstein, Maxwell, Weinstein, Wasserman-Schultz, Bibi. Trump is no friend to American citizens just like all of Congress.

There will be no draining of any swamps. Trump-Kushner just another Bibi lackey.

[Jan 06, 2020] One humble suggestion about resolving the crisis with Iran

Jan 06, 2020 | angrybearblog.com

SW , January 5, 2020 9:12 am

If they want revenge, in the interest of avoiding future bloodshed, I suggest that we give them Mike Pence.

[Jan 06, 2020] Who is in the pockets of Israel First nationalists?

Jan 06, 2020 | www.unz.com

Just passing through , says: Show Comment January 5, 2020 at 9:38 pm GMT

@gotmituns I think we all know the Orange One who is in the pockets of Jews and Israel First nationalists* will not actually pull out troops. I have also heard someone on this comments board says the agreement between the US and Iraq stipulates that the US has 1 year to withdraw if requested to do so by Iraq, so he will no doubt cite that reason for staying there as long as possible – which leaves ample time for more Jewish tricks and swindles à la USS Liberty or Lavon Affair.

The real question is whether or not his room-temperature IQ support base will pick up on the fact that their man in the White House is only increasing troop presence despite being told to piss off by the Iraqis, thus laying waste to the myth that Iraqis are begging the US to stay there. Will this be the broken promise that will finally deprogram the hordes of MAGAtards and awaken them from their slumber?

* – https://lobelog.com/trump-has-a-259-million-reason-to-bomb-iran/

[Jan 06, 2020] But they could always find an un-scorched Iranian passport in mint condition among the debris of the explosion.

Jan 06, 2020 | www.unz.com

Commentator Mike , says: Show Comment January 5, 2020 at 9:08 pm GMT

@Bookish1

Not only Mossad but probably many others would like to see a suicide bomber blow himself up somewhere in the US killing alot of people. That makes it difficult to figure out who did it and maybe impossible to figure it out. It would be a mess.

But they could always find an un-scorched Iranian passport in mint condition among the debris of the explosion.

[Jan 06, 2020] Jon Leibowitz didn't call it "Mess-o-potamia" for no reason.

Jan 06, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

beijing expat , 58 minutes ago link

If only America had more allies like KSA and Israel.

5fingerdiscount , 1 hour ago link

Miss Lindsey the *** bumboy is in makeup as we speak ready to pump the war on MSM "news" shows.

McCain can't make it today.

[Jan 06, 2020] The most optimistic post on this thread.

Jan 06, 2020 | www.unz.com


AnonFromTN , says: Show Comment Next New Comment January 5, 2020 at 10:28 pm GMT

@Cloak And Dagger

Henry Kissinger Predicts 'In 10 Years, There Will Be No More Israel'

That's the most optimistic post on this thread.

[Jan 06, 2020] Trump Says US Will Not Leave Iraq Unless Billions For Air Base Are Repaid, Threatens Baghdad With Very Big Sanctions

Jan 06, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Amusingly, if Trump is indeed serious that Iraq will have to reimburse the US for its countless military bases, camps and other installations, the US will be able to repay its $23 trillion in debt (and have money leftover), when all is said and done: here is a partial list of the US camps in iraq:

[Jan 04, 2020] Surreal comment award

Jan 04, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Lucifer Dreams , 1 hour ago link

Just a wild *** guess but what if Maj. Gen. Soleimani was close to kicking the bucket anyways and wanted to poke America one last time and did so by causing an issue at the American embassy in Iraq.

If the General was such an asset why be in Iraq? Normally you would send your aide to the area. If it was really important to meet someone then they would come to Iran.

I don't think Iran is necessarily that careless. I can believe ego can play a big part in making bad decisions but if he was such an asset for so long why risk it unless you were a dead man walking already.

The other Iranian leaders could of said to the already dying general if that is the way you want to go out then by all means do so. It doesn't cost Iran anything if he does.

Just a different look at it. It may also be the reason why Iran won't do anything for awhile if at all. He might of been a good general in Iran's eyes but still replaceable. Later.

Lucifer's Chosen People , 1 hour ago link

INTERESTING ANGLE AND POSSIBLE. ONE THING IS TRUE MUZZIES AREN'T AFRAID TO DIE LIKE THIS.

IT MAKES HIM A MARTYR ...THAT WAS A MISTAKE IN MY MIND .

jm , 22 minutes ago link

Surreal comment award.

[Jan 04, 2020] Pelosi was a little be too early with imperachment of Trump. Now is the time ;-)

Jan 04, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Schroedingers Cat , 58 minutes ago link

The great irony is Trump has finally committed an actual impeachable offense.

nuerocaster , 1 hour ago link

If the Iranians were really smart they wouldn't respond.

DemandSider , 1 hour ago link

If our entire dollar racket fueled country were slightly more honestly governed, the Dept. of Offense would bill Israel for at least 1/2 of its budget.

Rusty Pipes , 1 hour ago link

We will invade Iran only to diversify them. They need more minorities and genders and then they will be peaceful, non polluting Earth citizens.

[Jan 04, 2020] The USA only choice is a Sunni sandwich with Kurdish Bread and Shia Mayo

Jan 04, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Peeps like Sen Graham saying "the Iraqi's need to choose between us or Iran."

(That choice is a Sunni sandwich with Kurdish Bread and Shia Mayo)

[Jan 04, 2020] A peaceful solution is obvious.

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ADKC , Jan 4 2020 20:33 utc | 67

A peaceful solution is obvious.

The actions of the US was a war crime. Those that are responsible should be arrested and handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for prosecution. This would obviously include Trump, Pompeo and Esper (as well as a number of others).

The US should then negotiate reparations with Iran.

If the US/West will not do so, if the people of the US/West democracies do not insist, if we do nothing then we are all guilty of this War Crime. I don't really think we can have this any other way.

[Jan 04, 2020] One way to inject some sanity into some members of Congress

Jan 04, 2020 | www.anti-empire.com

Report: Internet Users Who Call for Attacking Other Countries Will Now Be Enlisted in the Military Automatically

"After all, we want people who are passionate about occupying foreign lands, not grunts who are just there for the paycheck"

The Babylon Bee 11 hours ago <S> 554 *10

A new policy issued by the United States Department of Defense, in conjunction with online platforms like Twitter and Facebook, will automatically enlist you to fight in a foreign war if you post your support for attacking another country.

People who bravely post about how the U.S. needs to invade some country in the Middle East or Asia or outer space will get a pop-up notice indicating they've been enlisted in the military. A recruiter will then show up at their house and whisk them away to fight in the foreign war they wanted to happen so badly.

"Frankly, recruitment numbers are down, and we needed some way to find people who are really enthusiastic about fighting wars," said a DOD official. "Then it hit us like a drone strike: there are plenty of people who argue vehemently for foreign intervention. It doesn't matter what war we're trying to create: Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, China -- these people are always reliable supporters of any invasion abroad. So why not get them there on the frontlines?"

"After all, we want people who are passionate about occupying foreign lands, not grunts who are just there for the paycheck," he added.

Strangely, as soon as the policy was implemented, 99% of saber-rattling suddenly ceased.

Source: The Babylon Bee

Text may contain traces of satire.

[Jan 04, 2020] The classic Jewish joke about the mother words to the departing to the front lines. Don't overexert yourself' she implores him, Kill a Turk and rest. Kill another Turk and rest again Son: What if the Turk kills me? You? exclaims the mother, But why? What have you done to him?

Jan 04, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Ishmael Zechariah , 03 January 2020 at 09:10 PM

SST;

Some comments reminded me of two sayings at opposite ends of phase space.

The first I learnt from an article of Uri Avnery almost a decade ago. It is the classic Jewish joke about the Jewish mother in Russia taking leave of her son, who has been called up to serve the Czar in the war against Turkey. "Don't overexert yourself'" she implores him, "Kill a Turk and rest. Kill another Turk and rest again "

"But mother," the son interrupts, "What if the Turk kills me?"

"You?" exclaims the mother, "But why? What have you done to him?"

[Jan 04, 2020] Oh, I thought last night's peace-loving strike was supposed to prevent additional warfare

Jan 04, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

https://t.co/Z2S3WQaz7L

-- Michael Tracey (@mtracey) January 3, 2020

Crush the cube , 3 minutes ago link

This will end great, a fucked up circus called congress who hasn't had the balls to do their job and legally declare war for nearly three decades, and a president who can't even defend himself from a gang of thugs staging a direct coup against him in his own government. What could possibly go wrong?

me or you , 3 minutes ago link

Weird from a guy who dodged military service.

NubianSundance , 9 minutes ago link

Yep, Trumpt got into office by weaving a web of lies to a naive public, but the us remains the pre eminent military power and can do what it likes.

[Jan 04, 2020] On Thucydides quote "the strong do what they will, the weak suffer what they must

Jan 04, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Andrei Martyanov (aka SmoothieX12) -> Ishmael Zechariah... ,03 January 2020 at 11:20 PM

The second are the immortal words of Thucydides: "the strong do what they will, the weak suffer what they must."

Yeah, I heard Thucydides had some issues with resolution of uncertainties for targeting, especially for stand-off precision guided weapons. Plus there were some issues with long range air-defense systems in Greece in times of Plato and Socrates. You know, GLONASS wasn't fully operational, plus EW was a little bit scratchy.

So, surely, it all fully applies today, especially in choke points. Plus those Athenians they were not exactly good with RPGs and anti-Armour operations. Other than that, Thucydides nailed it.

Something To Think About -> Ishmael Zechariah... , 04 January 2020 at 01:11 AM
Ah, yes, the Melian Dialogue.

Interesting to note that it was the party professing those words - Athens - who started the Peloponnesian War, driven in large part by that haughty attitude. It was Athens that also ended that war, of course. They did so when they surrendered to the Spartans.

[Jan 03, 2020] Russian pranksters strike again Fake Greta Thunberg convinces eager US politician that she has dirt on Trump -- RT USA News

Jan 03, 2020 | www.rt.com

US Congresswoman Maxine Waters has allegedly fallen for a prank call in which she thought activist Greta Thunberg was offering her a tape of Donald Trump confessing to pressuring Ukraine into investigating his political rivals. YouTube pranksters Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov, who go by the names Vovan and Lexus, are claiming they tricked Waters (Dem-Calif.) into thinking she was speaking to teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

Vovan and Lexus made names for themselves by previously pranking Congressman Adam Schiff (Dem-Calif.) into thinking there were nude photos of US President Donald Trump that Schiff could get his hands on. They also claim to have pranked Waters two years ago, in a phone call where one posed as Ukraine's prime minister.

Though Waters herself has not responded to the new video, the woman at the other end of the phone identifies herself as the congresswoman and sounds an awful lot like her.

In the call, the pranksters pretend to be Thunberg and her father, with help from a female colleague, and claim to have proof that Trump pressured the Ukrainian government into investigating his political rivals, something Democrats have claimed, for months now, is true.

[Jan 03, 2020] Trump assassination of General Suleimani was worse than a crime. It was a mistake

Jan 03, 2020 | nationalinterest.org

Talleyrand remarked that Napoleon's assassination of the Duke of Enghien was worse than a crime. It was a mistake. Donald Trump's decision to target Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, for destruction brings to mind the French diplomat's lapidary verdict. Iran is likely to unleash its fearsome Shia proxy militias, wherever and whenever it can. Nor is support from Europe, which is on the frontlines of Iranian blowback, likely to be forthcoming. Quite the contrary.

[Jan 03, 2020] Wag the dog, Trump way: People really thought this guy had a coherent ideology and wasn't just another Bush/Clinton/Obama neocon

Ironically, the Hollywood film 'Wag the Dog,' which tells the story of a US president caught in a similar situation as Clinton's, and the lengths he goes to distract public attention from his plight, was released just months before Clinton ordered the attack on Yugoslvia.
Jan 03, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

JSC2397 20 hours ago

"Irrational and destructive"?

Maybe: but in the short term at least, it will provide Trump and his creatures with exactly the jingoistic deflection they need to draw attention away from his and his Administration's criminality and incompetence.

Even at this early date we're seeing an orgy of bellicose gloating from all the usual suspects: and it will probably not be too long into tomorrow's news cycle before the full fury of the RW Machine is turned on their REAL targets: not Iran, but any Americans who might question Glorious Leader's "tough" actions....

[Jan 03, 2020] I guess Trump decided had to make the 1914-vintage Hapsburgs look relatively competent

Bombing a civilian airport in another country in order to assassinate Iranian and Iraq leaders is a very bad diplomacy ;-)
It might well be that today this idiot blow up his chances fro reelection because revenge is dish that should be served cold and Iran can postpone it for 11 months or so.
What is interesting is that neoliberal MSM are glad and still talking about Zelensky and impeachment. What a country ! It looks like the decade of the twenties can be the decade of another World War. "In every war the first casualty is truth."
Jan 03, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

I guess somebody had to make the 1914-vintage Hapsburgs look relatively competent,

Trump think that the war with Iran will be another cake walk, like in Afghanistan and Iraq. This is a proof that he is a senile idiot.

[Jan 03, 2020] If you previously have doubts that Trump is senile warmonger, not you have a definite proof

Bombing a civilian airport in another country in order to assassinate Iranian and Iraq leaders is a very bad diplomacy ;-)
It might well be that today this idiot blow up his chances fro reelection because revenge is dish that should be served cold and Iran can postpone it for 11 months or so.
What is interesting is that neoliberal MSM are glad and still talking about Zelensky and impeachment. What a country ! It looks like the decade of the twenties can be the decade of another World War. "In every war the first casualty is truth."
Jan 03, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Trump think that the war with Iran will be another cake walk, like in Afghanistan and Iraq. This is a proof that he is a senile idiot.