Thursday, December 12, 2019

Martians

"See nothing, say nothing: Journalists who reported on Pensacola base Saudi shooter’s motives SUSPENDED on Twitter".

It's not going to be possible to continue to sell the Saudis billions worth of military equipment without providing training on how to use it, so the Americans have a problem.

Tweet (Undercover Huber):
"Bad news for Chris Steele, Kathy Kavalec and especially Victoria Nuland The IG report confirms at least one of you is lying about your meeting at the State Dept. in Oct 2016. THREAD"
He's just cleaning himself up -  a spray of eau de concentaraion camp guard - to be ready to shill for the next War For The Jews:  tweet (Lindsay Ballant):
"The thing about these mea culpas is 1) they still keep their jobs no matter what 2) their terrible stances on present-day issues won’t change despite “we should listen to the critics” and 3) the people that *were* right are never up for consideration for those same platforms."
 Context:  "The Great American Shakedown" (Hedges) (note that Hedges has his own, serious, issues):
"The liberal class and the Democratic Party leadership have failed, even after their defeat in the 2016 presidential election, to understand that they, along with the traditional Republican elites, have squandered their credibility. No one believes them. And no one should.

They squandered their credibility by promising that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would, as claimed by President Bill Clinton, create 200,000 new, well-paying jobs per year; instead, several million jobs were lost. They squandered it by allowing corporations to move production overseas and hire foreign workers at daily wages that did not equal what a U.S. unionized worker made in an hour, a situation that obliterated the bargaining power of the American working class. They squandered it by allowing corporations to use the threat of “offshoring” production to destroy unions, suppress wages, extract draconian concessions and push millions of workers into the temp and gig economies, where there are no benefits or job security and pay is 60% or less of what a full-time employee in the regular economy receives. They squandered it by forcing working men and women to take two or three jobs to support a family, jacking up household debt to $13.95 trillion. They squandered it by redirecting wealth upward, so that during the Clinton administration alone 45 percent of all income growth went to the wealthiest 1%. They squandered it by wiping out small farmers in Mexico, driving some 3 million of them off their lands and forcing many to migrate in desperation to the United States, a human tide that saw the U.S. right wing and President Trump direct mounting rage toward immigrants. They squandered it by turning our great cities into urban wastelands. They squandered it by slashing welfare and social service programs. They squandered it by supporting endless, futile wars that have an overall price tag of between $5 trillion and $7 trillion. They squandered it by setting up a surveillance system to spy on every American and then lying about it. They squandered it by catering to the big banks and gutting financial regulations, precipitating the 2008 economic meltdown. They squandered it by looting the U.S. Treasury to bail out banks and financial firms guilty of massive financial crimes, ordering the Federal Reserve to hand over an estimated $29 trillion to the global financiers responsible for the crash. They squandered it by not using this staggering sum instead to provide free college tuition to every student or universal health care, repair our crumbling infrastructure, transition to clean energy, forgive student debt, raise wages, bail out underwater homeowners, form public banks to foster investments in our communities at low interest rates, provide a guaranteed minimum income and organize a massive jobs program for the unemployed and underemployed, whose ranks are at least double official statistics. They squandered it by cutting child assistance programs—most drastically during the Clinton administration—resulting in 16 million children going to bed hungry every night. They squandered it by leaving over half a million Americans homeless and on the streets on any given day. They squandered it by passing laws that keep students burdened by massive college loan debt that has climbed to $1.4 trillion, debt they cannot free themselves from even if they declare bankruptcy. They squandered it by militarizing police and building the world’s largest system of mass incarceration, one with 25% of the world’s prison population. They squandered it by revoking due process and habeas corpus. They squandered it by passing massive tax cuts for the rich and for corporations, many of which—such as Amazon—pay no federal income tax, ballooning the federal deficit, now at $779 billion and climbing. They squandered it by privatizing everything from intelligence gathering to public education to swell corporate bank accounts at taxpayer expense. They squandered it by permitting corporate money—an estimated $9.9 billion will be spent this presidential election cycle on political advertising—to buy politicians in a form of legalized bribery that sees corporate lobbyists write legislation and create laws. They squandered it by doing nothing to halt the looming ecocide.

The problem is not messaging. The problem is the messenger. The mortal wounds inflicted on our democratic institutions are bipartisan. The traditional Republican elites are as hated as the Democratic elites. Trump is vile, imbecilic, corrupt and incompetent. But for a largely white working class cast aside by austerity and neoliberalism, he at least taunts the elites who destroyed their communities and their lives.

The shakedown that Trump clumsily attempted to orchestrate against the president of Ukraine in the hope of discrediting Joe Biden, a potential rival in the 2020 presidential election, pales beside the shakedown orchestrated by the elites who rule over America’s working men and women. This shakedown took from those workers their hope and, more ominously, their hope for their children. It took from them security and a sense of place and dignity. It took from them a voice in how they were governed. It took from them their country and handed it to a cabal of global corporatists who intend to turn them into serfs. This shakedown plunged millions into despair. It led many to self-destructive opioid, alcohol, drug and gambling addictions. It led to increases in suicide, mass shootings and hate crimes. This shakedown led to bizarre conspiracy theories and fabrications peddled by a neofascist right wing, deceptions bolstered by the lies told by those tasked with keeping the society rooted in truth and verifiable fact. This shakedown led to the end of the rule of law and the destruction of democratic institutions that, if they had continued to function, could have prevented the rise to power of a demagogue such as Trump."
"China Quietly Ramps Up Oil Production In Iran" (Watkins).  Trump's sanctions and the canceling of the Iran deal completely transformed China's lethargic attitude towards developing Iranian oil.  We know that Trump did this 100% due to Khazar blackmail/shekeling, but the effect is to revitalize the Iranian-Chinese relationship to make Iran a key part of the Chinese future development plans for the entire world.  Again (and again and again and again!), the Assholian hegemon collapses due to Khazar meddling in its politics.

Hello, Newman! news:  "Trump appeases Israel lobby with executive order" (Barrows-Friedman).  These lawfare plans have been in the works for years, waiting for the right blackmail/shekeling opportunity.

Tweet (Eli Valley):
""The redefinition of antisemitism into "anti-Likud" continues at a frenetic pace, transforming every Jew outside Israel into a pawn for colonialism and severely jeopardizing free speech on campus: nytimes.com/2019/12/10/us/
Let's look on the bright side - since the Jews are now officially and legally declared a separate 'nation' living within the confines of the US, the legal framework is now completely in place to declare them 'dual' loyalty foreigners - basically Israeli tourists - who can and must be completely expelled en masse.  The movies and media will instantly be miraculously improved (at the expense of the quality of the strategic reserves of lox)!  Since 'Israel' won't be around much longer, I don't know where they'll go, but that will be their problem to figure out.  Maybe Mars will take them (and immediately turn into a political dystopian hellhole).

This won't be 'sexy' enough to make the (((media))):  "Venezuela Oil Production Continues Slow Recovery" (Vaz).

"'Schiff Memo' Debunked By IG Report; Nunes Vindicated" (Durden).  The most outrageous story is that the FBI, in order to get the FISA warrant and start the coup, completely made up a corruption story concerning Carter Page getting millions in kickbacks from the Russians on an oil deal.

I'm reading the Clintonista coverage, and it bears literally no connection to the truth.  It's amazing!

"John Solomon Slams Adam Schiff's "Surveillance State" Abuse: "Chilling Effect On Press Freedom"".  Even by Washington standards, Shifty is an incredibly sleazy operator.

Tweet (Asa Winstanley):
"Open interference by a hostile foreign power in the UK election -- leading Israeli MP smears Corbyn as "antisemite". “You’re not supposed to interfere with the election in other countries, but in this case I’m going to make an exception" -- Yair Lapid"
"Unprecedented brazenness" (Robinson). "Lavrov Mocks Media Frenzy Over "Secrets" Exchanged During "Normal" Diplomatic Meeting With Trump" (Durden).  Great picture!  As bad as he may be, Americans really did dodge a bullet when they ended up with Trump.  Note the credentials of this assclown and his opinion of - yuck! - diplomacy!  Cos there is absolutely nothing the Americans have to talk to the Russians about!

Meanwhile (obviously, the Khazars ordered the Iran stuff out):  "Leadership Strips Approved Antiwar Measures From NDAA" (Ditz).
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