"Well, WikiLeaks has become the rebel library of Alexandria. It is the single most significant collection of information that doesn’t exist elsewhere, in a searchable, accessible, citable form, about how modern institutions actually behave. And it’s gone on to set people free from prison, where documents have been used in their court cases; hold the CIA accountable for renditions programs; feed into election cycles, which have resulted in the termination of, in some case—or contributed to the termination of governments, in some cases, taken the heads of intelligence agencies, ministers of defense and so on. So, you know, our civilization can only be as good as our knowledge of what our civilization is. We can’t possibly hope to reform that which we do not understand."Sanders delegates recount ‘Orwellian’ message control by Clinton supporters during DNC":
So, those Hillary Clinton emails, they connect together with the cables that we have published of Hillary Clinton, creating a rich picture of how Hillary Clinton performs in office, but, more broadly, how the U.S. Department of State operates. So, for example, the disastrous, absolutely disastrous intervention in Libya, the destruction of the Gaddafi government, which led to the occupation of ISIS of large segments of that country, weapons flows going over to Syria, being pushed by Hillary Clinton, into jihadists within Syria, including ISIS, that’s there in those emails. There’s more than 1,700 emails in Hillary Clinton’s collection, that we have released, just about Libya alone."
"The Clintons and their Foundation run the biggest futures market for favors in the nation’s capital. There are people who have been holding onto Clinton Favor Bonds for thirty years, waiting for them to mature. Many were hoping they could call in or cash in favors from the Clintons in 2008. That didn’t work out. Now, the Clintons owe even more people and even more people owe the Clintons, and the only way for them to settle this byzantine network of handshakes is for Hillary to become president. If she had had to run against a low-energy guy like Jeb, she would’ve mopped the floor with him. But this might not have been her year to make that futures market worth anything.""Clinton Writes Off the Left" ((((media)))):
"It’s worth repeating: there is no precedent in modern history for such a mass display of disunity by elected delegates at a national political convention as occurred this week in Philadelphia. Hundreds of people elected at primaries and caucuses not only vacated the Wells Fargo arena, they subsequently staged incendiary acts of civil disobedience and stared down Pennsylvania State Police riot cops—all to express the depth of their opposition to Hillary. Then, on Thursday, swaths of delegates chanted, booed, jeered, and walked out on Hillary during her nomination-acceptance speech. The closest analog may be the infamous Democratic convention of 1968, which erupted into turmoil mainly over the Vietnam War. But that turmoil mostly had to do with external protests met with violence by Chicago police. These acts of rebellion in Philadelphia were carried out by duly credentialed delegates.The lack of coverage the tumult received, despite its historical significance, is indicative of a wider problem that Sanders supporters have long identified: few members of the elite media are sympathetic to the “Bernie or Bust” movement, which has resulted in disproportionately little media attention. Conversely, the failed #NeverTrump movement had countless devotees active in elite political, media, and ancillary spheres, so it received outsized coverage relative to the actual number of GOP voters who supported that position. Furthermore, well-placed journalists tend to be fascinated by conservative protest movements, but scornful and dismissive of left-wing protest movements.As a consequence of all this, perhaps there was no one proximate to Hillary who could have conveyed to her the extent to which the activist core of the Democratic party holds her in contempt. The ramifications may become clearer to her in November."
"The Dawning of the Age of Non-Terrorist Terrorism" is smarter than "The Daily Daesh D-Day Dilemma", though the comment on Hollande's ridiculous 'retaliatory' murder spree in Syria is warranted. Also: "False Flags Fluttering in the Empire's Hot Air". There is definitely a strategy of tension as part of the organized Islamophobia.
"A view from Greece: the end of the Kemalist military"
"The New York Times’s Outrage at Trump’s Refusal to Demonize Russia" "Russia Expert Stephen Cohen: Trump Wants To Stop The New Cold War, But The American Media Just Doesn't Understand"
Greenwald on Trump:
"Trump comes from this ideological position of Charles Lindbergh, Father Coughlin, America First, this Buchananite mindset. Buchanan is always an advocate of not going to war with dictators, let’s get along with them, let’s trade with them, let’s have them serve our interest. That’s why [Pat] Buchanan was against the Iraq war and almost every other intervention. So even though [Trump] is a clown and an idiot and mentally unstable, there is this coherent philosophy that is noninterventionist, isolationist, and uber-nationalistic. In that context it makes sense that he admires Putin and wants to reduce the level of tension between the United States and Russia.""Renouncing Jewishness: Shlomo Sand and Gilad Atzmon". It is strikingly odd to read someone writing about Atzmon who treats Atzmon with respect.