Friday, December 28, 2018

Treason, a strong word

"Why Mattis’ exit is a defining moment in US foreign policy" (Bhadrakumar).  Some are doubting the withdrawals, but the combo of Trump reconfirming them plus the pointed resignation of Mattis - Mattis used his dissing of Trump as an application letter for a cushy sinecure at a Washington stinktank - makes them real, and spectacular.  It appears that Trump feels his debt to Sheldon is paid in full by President Jared's eliminationist plan for the Palestinians (not to mention all the taxpayer dollars).

"From now on, Trump will try to use foreign policy to distract us. It won’t be pretty." (Klaas).  This out-of-control bastard is going to give the American people the sane foreign policy they want!  What a monster!  I've been noticing that, much as I hate the JYT, its comments usually make terrible - and deserved - fun of its neocon positions, but the Washington Post comments are obviously heavily filtered to allow just neocons and Clintonistas to remain as an amen corner to the goofy articles.

Mattis and NATO:  "Why Mattis’ exit is a defining moment in US foreign policy" (Bhadrakumar).

"US troop withdrawal heralds the New Syria" (Bhadrakumar).  Ends with a bizarre assumption that Israel's motivations are completely legitimate (!!!).

"Trump Is Leaving Behind a Trap for Russia, Turkey and Iran in Syria" (Magnier).  If the Turks annexed the area they would end up with a US in Vietnam or Soviets in Afghanistan situation, with constant casualties causing political unrest at home (not to mention a huge increase in Kurdish dissent within Turkey itself), so the obvious plan is to get the Kurdish leaders to put down the shekel-pipe and stop committing treason against their own people by coming to an understanding with the Syrian government that will alleviate Turkish concerns about Greater Kurdistan.  The Kurdish leaders have obviously been listening to the Israelis for so long they've left themselves in a terrible negotiating position - Assad doesn't have to offer them anything more than preventing them from being slaughtered by the Turks - but it is what it is.

"Pentagon admits Iran’s key role in restoring calm to Afghanistan".

The drone murdering, however, continues:  "Bring the Troops Home, But Also Stop the Bombing" (Benjamin/Davies).  "In Afghanistan, Ignorance Has Become a Crucial Part of the War on Terror" (Feroz).

"Shifting Reasons for US Involvement in the Middle East and the Mounting Democrat War Machine" (Anglin).  The sudden phony concern for the plight of the Kurds is one of the most obscene things I've seen in Washington politics.

"Reminder on the Background of the Syrian War" (Anglin).  "Obama, ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood" (Engdahl) (though siding with Turkey is also de facto siding with the MB):
"The Muslim Brotherhood or Ikhwan–Arabic for The Brotherhood–is a secret masonic-like organization with a covert  or underground terrorist arm and a public facade of “peaceful doing of charity.” It was founded in Egypt in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna who developed the cult’s guiding motto. The credo of his Society of Muslim Brothers was incorporated into a chant of six short phrases:
Allah is our goal; The Prophet is our Leader; The Qur’an is our Constitution; Jihad is our Way; Death in the service of Allah is the loftiest of our wishes; Allah is Great, Allah is Great.
Al-Banna created a secret or hidden arm of the Ikhwan in Egypt and later worldwide, known as the Special Section (al-nizam al-khass), or, as it was referred to by the British in Egypt, the Secret Apparatus (al-jihaz al-sirri). That was the military wing of the Brotherhood, in effect, the “assassination bureau.” Al-Banna taught his recruits, exclusively male, that “Jihad is an obligation of every Muslim.” He preached the nobility of “Death in the Service of Allah,” and wrote, Allah grants a “noble life to that nation which knows how to die a noble death.” He preached a death cult in which “Victory can only come with the mastery of the ‘Art of Death.’” For the Brotherhood that “mastery” was perfected in the killing of “infidels” in Jihad or Holy War in the name of Allah. The infidels could be other Muslims such as Shi’ite or Sufi who did not follow Al-Banna’s strict Sunni practice, or Christians.
Hasan Al-Banna called for adoption of the very strict Islamic Shari’a law, the complete segregation of male and female students, with a separate curriculum for girls, a prohibition of dancing, and a call for Islamic states to eventually unify in a Caliphate.
During World War II, leading Muslim Brotherhood figures spent exile from British-controlled Egypt by fleeing to Berlin where, among others, Al Banna’s close Muslim brotherhood ally, Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, worked intimately with the SS and Heinrich Himmler to create special Muslim Brotherhood terror units of the SS, so-called Handschar SS, to kill Soviet soldiers and Jews. In the 1950’s the CIA discovered the Nazi Muslim Brotherhood recruits in exile in postwar Munich and decided they could be “useful.”
Virtually every major Jihadist terrorist organization and leader has come out of the Muslim Brotherhood. Osama bin Laden, who worked for the CIA in Pakistan recruiting Jihadist Mujahideen to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan, was a Muslim Brotherhood member who was recruited by the CIA and Saudi Intelligence head Prince Turki al-Faisal, to create what came to be called Al Qaeda. Other known terrorist members of the Ikhwan were Al Qaeda’s Ayman Al-Zawahiri, and the blind Sheik Omar Abdul-Rahman who recently died in a US prison serving time for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Sheikh Omar was accused of conspiring to assassinate Egypt’s Mubarak and masterminding the Muslim Brotherhood assassination of Anwar Sadat in addition to the bombing of the World Trade Center.
The members of the Obama Administration National Security Council PSD-11 Task Force that recommended a US Government embrace of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood in Islamic countries of the Arab Middle East, knew very well who they were dealing with. Since the 1950’s the CIA had worked with the Ikhwan around the world. Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, Al Qaeda in Iraq and in Syria, al Nusra Front in Syria, as well as the so-called Islamic State or ISIS all were created out of Muslim Brotherhood networks, changing names as a chameleon lizard changes color to suit its surroundings.
The origins of Al Qaeda in Iraq and Syria and later of ISIS , the murderous wars and chaos sweeping across the Arab Middle East and into Western Europe since 2010, could all be directly traced back to those Washington Obama policies, their so-called Arab Spring, coming from that August 2010 PSD-11 Presidential Task Force directive. This is what threatens to come out with declassification of US Justice Department files in the coming months. Some in Washington speak of treason, a strong word."
"Syria Withdrawal Enrages the Chickenhawks" (Giraldi) (I would have thought it would have been wise to try to make it less obvious!):
"That anyone would regard Boot and Nuland as objective authorities on the Middle East given their ultimate and prevailing loyalty to Israel has to be wondered at, but then again Fred Hiatt is the editorial/opinion page editor and he is of the same persuasion, both ethnically and philosophically. They are all, of course, devoted Zionists and the big lie about what is going on in the region is apparently always worth repeating. As Joseph Goebbels put it in 1941 “…when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it…even at the risk of looking ridiculous.”"
Anti-gentilism, the scourge of modern times (I'm hoping that this vitally important hatred - a hatred which has directly led to the deaths and ruination of lives of literally tens, if not hundreds, of millions of human beings, and is clearly accelerating - enters common consciousness in 2019):
  1. "How clever!" (Lang) (note that the Israelis used commercial airliners as human shields for their attack, with the Syrians/Russians unable to fully respond due to fears of killing civilians - this kind of hatred of the goy as farm animals is absolutely typical of Khazar thinking) (see also:  "Israel Strikes Syria. S-300 Is Not Employed");
  2. "Gaza: The Palestinians who died during the Great March of Return" (Nafi/Benoist);
  3. "Julia Ioffe Doesn't Want You Wishing Her Merry Christmas" (Fulford) and "Ioffe Jewsplains Oppression" (Age of Treason) and "Julia Ioffe’s twelve days of “Please don’t wish me a merry Christmas”" (Allen) (some of this stuff is so wild it almost sounds like self-parody, but we all know that the Khazars are incapable of making fun of themselves);
  4. "Yuletide Message" (Shamir);
  5. "Novelist Alice Walker Meets the Khazarian Mafia" (Alexis) and "Alice Walker Explains How David Icke Is Like Malcolm X" (Sailer, who somehow turns it into a Sailer story);
  6. "Biggest Stories of 2018: Israel announced Apartheid, Shot Thousands of Civilians" (Cole);
  7. "Land of the free" (Roddis)
The striking ubiquity, and sheer violent nastiness, of Khazar anti-gentilism has taught us that insane anti-Christianity is normal, but that is simply not true.  "Christmas makes a comeback in Damascus" (Moubayed).  Tweet (Amal Saad):
"As if the litmus test of Hizbullah's religious tolerance & communal coexistence is celebrating Xmas rather than its role in protecting Christians in Syria and Lebanon from takfiri-jihadis. My mother who was Christian was receiving Xmas cards from Hizbullah as far back as the '90s"
The inevitable repurposing/redeployment of the American proxy army known as ISIS (note that nobody is curious about where all those thousands of ISIS fighters disappeared to, with many of these psychos going 'home', where they will provide gainful employment to local police and crime scene clean-up crews for years): "Islamic State in Ukraine: A Christmas present from the West – George Galloway".  See also a slightly different group of psychos (now in Canada thanks to the wisdom of Justin!):  "Organ Theft, Staged Attacks: UN Panel Details White Helmets’ Criminal Activities" (Bartlett).

"Two new US bases in western Iraq." (Lang). An obvious sop to the Israelis, who would be whining that the removal of US troops from Syria would remove all constraints on the Iranian supply routes to Syria, and thus Hezbollah (also, air).  Which reminds me, the next obvious place for a big US troop withdrawal is Iraq.

"Wag The Dog... British Media Watchdog Accuses Russia Of Bias" (Cunningham).  "Senate Report on Russian Interference Was Written By Disinformation Warriors Behind Alabama ‘False Flag Operation’" (Cohen).  We're seeing parallels in the US and the UK, a new class of 'election grifters' who simultaneously work the racket that Russia improperly influences elections while taking money to improperly influence elections themselves.  You have to laugh.  Also, revelations about the wrongdoing are themselves part of the Russian plot!:  "The Times Claims Russia Must Have Hacked Anti-Russian Propaganda Center Because They Reported on It" (Anglin).  Of course, this fits the general model that the Russian perfidy was educating Americans about facts about Hillary Clinton.

"US offered my family green card if I accused Kremlin of corruption – jailed Russian businessman". Bout, an odd case as the CIA likes to be seen as looking after its assets.

"Spanish Elections a Lesson for the Left" (Hallinan).  Isn't it clear that the 'fascists' are winning as a direct - and no doubt planned - result of the Eurotrash's seeming lack of concern about levels of immigration?

"Fiasco In Islington, Part 2: Gilad Atzmon’s persecutor turns out to be an ultra-extremist Zio-terrorist!" (Barrett).  It is funny how these stories are consistently misreported to hide what is really going on.

"Puzzling Events Surround London-Gatwick Drone Investigation" (Clark).  Unstated is that the weirdness took place right at the end of sale negotiations for the airport.

Beto seems to be a particularly vile variant of the type (see also), practically the perfect exemplar of the Democrat leader.

Steele's recent admissions are important, and thus buried by the (((media))) (and the 'insurance' aspect reflects the strangeness of creating the dossier when everybody knew Killary was going to win):  "The Steele Dossier and the perils of political insurance policies" (Turley):
"Steele’s testimony suggests that the dossier was not just a political hit job but a type of insurance for a catastrophic political event.
The dossier ultimately found its way from a Fusion GPS employee, Nellie Ohr, to her husband, Justice Department official Bruce Ohr. From there, it became the basis of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants targeting figures like Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, signed off by the Obama administration with the involvement of later-fired FBI director James Comey and his deputy, Andrew McCabe. (Ohr was later demoted over his involvement.) Page was never charged with a crime while key players like Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson invoked the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination to refuse to answer further questions from Congress.
The FBI knew the dossier was part of a Clinton campaign operation but told the secret FISA court that it was only speculating about a possible political motive for the material. Notably, however, the FBI’s warrant application indicates that Steele denied knowing the purpose behind the dossier. In the 412-page application, the FBI buries the issue in a footnote, stating that Steele was hired by Fusion GPS to conduct research on Trump and that “The identified U.S. person never advised [Steele] as to the motivation behind the research into [Trump] ties to Russia. The FBI speculates that the identified U.S. Person was likely looking for information that could be used to discredit Candidate #1's campaign.”
We now know that Steele and Fusion GPS aggressively shopped the dossier with any reporter who would listen, while also pitching it to Ohr and the FBI. Notably, the dossier story was broken by investigative journalist Michael Isikoff who recently admitted, “When you actually get into the details of the Steele dossier, the specific allegations, we have not seen the evidence to support them, and, in fact, there’s good grounds to think that some of the more sensational allegations will never be proven and are likely false.”
Steele’s recent comments magnify the concerns. Ultimately, the dossier was used for precisely the purpose described by Steele: It led to the special counsel investigation, which quickly diverted to other criminal allegations unrelated to the dossier’s most sensational claims, like hacking or coordination with WikiLeaks and Russian trolling operations. Indeed, Democratic leaders’ new claims of a “massive fraud” in the election is the alleged violation of campaign finance laws to pay hush money to a porn star and former Playboy bunny.
I supported the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller, and still support the completion of his investigation without interference. Yet, we should not be willfully blind to the implications of the dossier’s use to support a secret FISA investigation."
"Was Jim Mattis the Last “Adult” in Trump’s Room?" (Van Buren):
"Brett McGurk, the special presidential envoy to the coalition (which is mostly just the U.S.) fighting the Islamic State, has accelerated his resignation by two months, telling colleagues this weekend that he could not in good conscience carry out Trump’s newly declared policy of withdrawing American troops from Syria. No American, it seems, can support in good conscience actually ending a war.
Funny aside: There were no known State Department resignations of protest during the 15 years of atrocities known as the War of Terror (as well as no publicly released dissent memos.)No one quit because of torture, or Abu Ghraib, or Gitmo, or white phosphorus against civilians, or any invasion or drone kill. Zero. That must have all been OK! At the State Department there were only three resignations of conscience over the 2003 Iraq War, and one other related to Afghanistan. In 2016, 51 American diplomats did write a formal dissent memo calling on Obama to order military strikes against the Syrian government. Former Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford is believed to have resigned that post in protest over the Obama administration not going to war in Syria.
McGurk has a long, long history with Iraq and Syria. In fact, he has been the Forrest Gump of the American Gulf Wars.
McGurk worked in Iraq under multiple U.S. ambassadors and through both the Bush and Obama administrations. He was present at nearly every mistake the U.S. made during the years of Occupation. In return for such poor handling of so many delicate issues, McGurk was declared “uniquely qualified” and Obama nominated him as America’s ambassador to Baghdad in 2012. You’d kinda think having that on your resume– I am partially responsible for everything that happened in Iraq for the last ten years, including America’s tail-between-its-legs retreat— might make it hard to get another job running Iraq policy. Who goes out of their way to hire the coach that lost most of his games?
Unfortunately, around that same time a series of near-obscene emails appeared online, showing a sexual relationship between the then-married-to-someone else McGurk, and a then-married-to-someone else female reporter assigned to Baghdad. The emails suggested a) that official U.S. government communications were being used to arrange nooky encounters; b) that McGurk may have shared sensitive information exclusively with this one reporter as pillow talk; c) that he may have ditched his security detail to engage in his affair and d) rumors circulated that a McGurk sex tape, featuring a different woman, existed.
McGurk withdrew his nomination for ambassador and was promptly appointed by the State Department as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran, a position without the title of ambassador but one with a significant role in policy making. Conveniently, the position was not competed and did not require any confirmation process. McGurk just walked in to it with the thanks of a grateful nation."
Slightly different spelling, but on point.
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