Thursday, September 17, 2020


From Strether at Naked Capitalism on the recent uptick of COVID cases:
"Pretty soon those upticks are gonna turn into a third wave. If that happens, Trump will look pretty toasty, (colorable) vaccine or no. (The savage irony would then be that the crème de la crème of America’s Professional Managerial Class — the gatekeepers of the meritocracy — failed, given months of time to prepare, to understand that their “customers” party. Or they did, and collected the tuition and housing fees anyhow. And Trump would take the hit! It’s beautiful, in its own way.)"
Not doing the 'work' of retail campaigning, which Trump and his people do and Biden doesn't, is becoming eerily similar to the Clinton campaign, and for the same reason of over-confidence based on polls.

Polish irredentism is becoming a problem:  "Covert Action Props Up U.S.-Polish Axis Against Belarus: A Deep Dive into Far-Right Regime-Change Activists and Their Backers" (FOIA Research).  "Poland and Lithuania Are Ready to ‘Take Back’ Belorussian Lands (Anna Sochina)".  Poland would also like Galicia when Ukraine breaks up.

"Michael Hudson: How an “Act of God” Pandemic Is Destroying the West: The U.S. Is Saving the Financial Sector, Not the Economy":
"A socialist government such as China’s can keep its industry going simply by simply writing down debts when they can’t be paid without forcing a closedown and bankruptcy and loss of assets and employment. The world thus has two options: a basically productive public financial system in China, or a predatory financial system in the United States.

China can recover financially and fiscally from the virus disruption because most debts ultimately are owned to the government-based banking system. Money can be created to finance the material economy, labor and industry, construction and agriculture. When a company is unable to pay its bills and rent, the government doesn’t stand by and let it be closed down and sold at a distressed price to a vulture investor.

China has an option that Western economies do not: It is in a position to do what Hammurabi and other ancient Near Eastern palatial economies did for thousands of years: write down debts so as to keep the economy resilient and functioning. It can suspend scheduled debt service, taxes, rents and public fees from having to be paid by troubled areas of its economy, because China’s government is the ultimate creditor. It need not contend with politically powerful bankers who insist that the economy at large must lose, not themselves. The government can write down the debt to keep companies in business, and also their employees. That’s what socialist governments do.

The underlying problem is finance capitalism. Its roots lie at the heart of Western civilization itself, rejecting the “circular time” permitting economic renewal by Clean Slates in favor of “linear time” in which debts are permanent and irreversible, without public oversight to manage finance and credit in the economy’s overall long-term interest.

It often is easier to get rich in such times of disaster and need than in times of normal prosperity. While the U.S. economy polarizes between creditors and debtors, the stock market anticipates fortunes being made quickly from the insolvency of business with assets and property to be grabbed. Coupled with the Federal Reserve’s credit creation to support the financial and real estate markets, asset prices are soaring (as of June 2020) for companies that expect to get even richer from the widespread distress to come in autumn 2020 when evictions and foreclosures ae scheduled to begin again. 
In that respect, the coronavirus’ effect has been to help defeat the financial sector’s enemy, governments strong enough to regulate it. The fiscal squeeze resulting from widespread unemployment, business closedowns, rent and tax arrears is being seized upon as a means of dismantling and privatizing government at the federal, state and local levels, at the expense of the citizenry at large."
"Chris Selley: Universal basic income is not coming to Canada (no matter what the Liberals say)":
"What the Trudeau Liberals could and might propose is giving poorer people more money, and in a way that doesn’t punish them for moving up the economic ladder — a perfectly fine idea. University of Manitoba economists Wayne Simpson and Harvey Stevens have proposed converting some $80 billion in non-refundable tax credits, which are of no use to the lowest-income Canadians, to refundable ones. In 2015, they calculated that the income of the poorest families — those not even halfway to the poverty line — could be jacked up nearly 30 per cent at a cost of less than $7 billion."
A good outcome would be something like this, pharmacare, and something else mildly progressive (say, federal child care on the model Quebec already has).  This would barely pull Canada up to the level of its 'peers', and is doable and hardly radical (progress in Canada always sticks on the lousy example to the south, and recalcitrant conservative Premiers).


"Myths and Lies About Poverty in America" (Jesse Jackson).

+972 is one of the slightly less horrible of the Zionist PR outlets, but they often display their true colors:  "Why are ‘anti-imperialists’ defending dictators?" (Joseph B.).  Obviously, this kind of crap sheds a true light on the lite Zionism of the rest of the site.  What really bothers them is that Israel falls on the wrong side of the righteously moral line drawn by the 'tankies':
"On domestic issues such as the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States, tankies tend to take progressive positions. This makes their politics on peripheral countries all the more confusing, especially for those of us on the receiving end of our governments’ brutalities. Tankies would thus condemn American cops yet praise Hong Kong cops, or condemn the Israeli military while praising the Russian army."
Leaving out that Woodward has always been pure CIA:  "Why Bob Woodward’s ‘Rage’ is a lie built on a lie, and what Trump vs ‘Military Messiah Syndrome’ really is about" (Ritter) (my emphasis in red):
"It is Trump’s tortured relationship with the military that stands out the most, especially as told through the eyes of former Secretary of Defense Jim ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, a retired marine general. It is clear that Bob Woodward spent hours speaking with Mattis – the insights, emotions and internal voice captured in the book show a level of intimacy that could only be reached through in-depth interviews, and Woodward has a well-earned reputation for getting people to speak to him.

The book makes it clear that Mattis viewed Trump as a threat to the US’ standing as the defender of a rules-based order – built on the back of decades-old alliances – that had been in place since the end of the Second World War.

It also makes it clear that Mattis and the military officers he oversaw placed defending this order above implementing the will of the American people, as expressed through the free and fair election that elevated Donald Trump to the position of commander-in-chief. In short, Mattis and his coterie of generals knew best, and when the president dared issue an order or instruction that conflicted with their vision of how the world should work, they would do their best to undermine this order, all the while confirming to the president that it was being followed.

This trend was on display in Woodward’s telling of Trump’s efforts to forge better relations with North Korea. At every turn, Mattis and his military commanders sought to isolate the president from the reality on the ground, briefing him only on what they thought he needed to know, and keeping him in the dark about what was really going on.

In a telling passage, Woodward takes us into the mind of Jim Mattis as he contemplates the horrors of a nuclear war with North Korea, and the responsibility he believed he shouldered when it came to making the hard decision as to whether nuclear weapons should be used or not. Constitutionally, the decision was the president’s alone to make, something Mattis begrudgingly acknowledges. But in Mattis’ world, he, as secretary of defense, would be the one who influenced that decision.

Mattis, along with the other general officers described by Woodward, is clearly gripped with what can only be described as the ‘Military Messiah Syndrome’.

What defines this ‘syndrome’ is perhaps best captured in the words of Emma Sky, the female peace activist-turned adviser to General Ray Odierno, the one-time commander of US forces in Iraq. In a frank give-and-take captured by Ms. Sky in her book ‘The Unravelling’, Odierno spoke of the value he placed on the military’s willingness to defend “freedom” anywhere in the world. “There is,” he said, “no one who understands more the importance of liberty and freedom in all its forms than those who travel the world to defend it.”

Ms. Sky responded in typically direct fashion: “One day, I will have you admit that the [Iraq] war was a bad idea, that the administration was led by a radical neocon program, that the US’s standing in the world has gone down greatly, and that we are far less safe than we were before 9/11.”

Odierno would have nothing of it. “It will never happen while I’m the commander of soldiers in Iraq.”

“To lead soldiers in battle,” Ms. Sky noted, “a commander had to believe in the cause.” Left unsaid was the obvious: even if the cause was morally and intellectually unsound.

This, more than anything, is the most dangerous thing about the ‘Military Messiah Syndrome’ as captured by Bob Woodward – the fact that the military is trapped in an inherited reality divorced from the present, driven by precepts which have nothing to with what is, but rather by what the military commanders believe should be. The unyielding notion that the US military is a force for good becomes little more than meaningless drivel when juxtaposed with the reality that the mission being executed is inherently wrong. 
The ‘Military Messiah Syndrome’ lends itself to dishonesty and, worse, to self-delusion. It is one thing to lie; it is another altogether to believe the lie as truth."
and (on Trump's missile attack on Syria which was triggered by the White Helmets false flag 'chemical' attack):
". . . the President should have been outraged by the processes behind the attack, where military commanders, fully afflicted by ‘Military Messiah Syndrome’, offered up solutions that solved nothing for problems that did not exist. Not a single general (or admiral) had the courage to tell the president that the allegations against Syria were a hoax, and that a military response was not only not needed, but would be singularly counterproductive.

But that’s not how generals and admirals – or colonels and lieutenant colonels – are wired. That kind of introspective honesty cannot happen while they are in command. 
Bob Woodward knows this truth, but he chose not to give it a voice in his book, because to do so would disrupt the pre-scripted narrative that he had constructed, around which he bent and twisted the words of those he interviewed – including the president and Jim Mattis. As such, ‘Rage’ is, in effect, a lie built on a lie. It is one thing for politicians and those in power to manipulate the truth to their advantage. It’s something altogether different for journalists to report something as true that they know to be a lie."
Day Eight with Gosztola.  Today is on redaction, which the Assholes claim, unfairly, Assange didn't do, and the history of the Espionage Act.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020


Gosztola Day Seven.  Goetz and Ellsberg.

"Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 10" (Murray).  The defence is establishing everything it wants.  Shame about the 'judge' and the fix being already in.

"US attempting to block Spanish investigation into CIA spying on Assange" (Grenfell).

"Abraham Accords: The War Pact Among Jim Crow States of the Middle East" (Cole).  "How a British policeman helped normalise torture in a Gulf monarchy" ('Andullah').  Perfect 'peace' partner for Khazaria.

"Trump Vs The Military-Industrial-Complex: Coup Concerns Escalate" (Ehret).  Some recent coups and coup attempts.

"Troubled Times at The Intercept" (Reichard).  Starts out well but then devolves into the usual recent CounterPunch Russiagate drivel.

Only 11% know the truth.  It's fucking outrageous:  "Nearly two-thirds of US young adults unaware 6m Jews killed in the Holocaust" (Sherwood).

Did its job

"Treason" (Whitney) (also).  This is the formal teeth of Soros, part of his color revolution against the American people, and makes his otherwise seemingly counterproductive - at least, for Biden - promotion of mass rioting seem to be part of a bigger, semi-coherent plan.  It is a shame to see Wilkerson is a traitor.  Brooks is Deep, Deep Swamp (though the daughter of Barbara Ehrenreich!).  She was Counselor to Michèle Flournoy during the Barry years, and Flournoy is almost certainly going to be appointed Secretary of Wars For The Jews during the Harris Administration.

Tweet (Glenn Greenwald):
"When the pro-war Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee in July joined with Liz Cheney and her warmonger-GOP faction to block WH troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, they constantly cited the Russia bounty story to justify it. So this did its job:"
Your next leader, Assholia!: tweet (Juanita Broaddrick) (the replies point out it has been edited, but still . . . ):
"This is Biden on The View unable you form coherent sentences. Look at the ladies reaction. Priceless."
At the very least, any voter for Biden is really voting for a backroom collection of ((('donors'))) who will call all the shots.

"People worry that 'moderate' Democrats like Joe Biden are the same as Republicans. Our study suggests they may be right" (Singer/Rockenbach).

"Venezuela Arrests ‘CIA Spy’ on Oil Refinery ‘Stakeout’" (Dobson) (also).  The Fat Fuck keeps trying, and it is difficult to escape the idea that some atrocity against the people of Venezuela is part of Trump's reelection plan for Florida votes.

"One American Wrote Most of Scots Wikipedia. And They Got It All Wrong." (Mason)!  Not speaking the language did not deter him from trying!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Throw things up into the air

"The Left’s extreme behavior is solidifying support for Trump; it’s as if BLM has been invented by the Republicans" (Bruk).  "Why the US left loses: they can’t support Kyle Rittenhouse & Kenosha’s Jacob Blake" (Mazaheri).

""Liberalism's future now rests on a single question"" (interview with William Davies):
"One of the difficulties that liberals had (and still have) in understanding what happened over the period I'm discussing is that their own political assumptions and ideas about the world stopped working. It was taken for granted that people vote in favour of higher GDP growth, consensus, social peace. But what if they don't? What if they have a desire to throw things up into the air, and what if they might have good reasons for that? In many ways this is a repeat of what was seen economically in 2008, when basic explanatory principles of liberal economics stopped working."
"Intelligence Gathering at Protests, by J.D.".  Soros runs a tight, well organized, ship, including a full counter-intelligence operation.

Solid piece on the Black Dahlia murder:  "The Black Dahlia" (Corwin).

Danny Casolaro's medal

"Unipolar Spin: Why Imperial Leftists Vilify Russia’s Social Democracy" (Flores).

"Assange Trial Week 1: The Flaw at the Heart of the Prosecution Case" (Rees).

Tweet (Max Blumenthal):
"There it is. The US regime is neutralizing adversarial journalism by making an example of Assange."
"Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 9" (Murray). I hope the CIA isn't paying very much for James Lewis QC (corrected), as his skill level for his job is comically low, though, of course, as the fix is in, it doesn't matter.  Simply expressing fury and hectoring witnesses does not make for good cross examination.

Gosztola day six.

"The truth behind Netanyahu's admission that police killing was a cover-up" (Cook):
"The only reason the prime minister decided to break with Israel’s decades-old policy of dissembling to ensure its security services enjoy impunity over the deaths of Palestinians was to help himself out of a jam. It certainly was not because he cared about a glaring injustice, or about Abu al-Qiyan’s vilification and the family’s suffering - both of which he very much contributed to.

Netanyahu’s goal was not to clear Abu al-Qiyan’s name, but to tarnish the reputation of Israel’s police and prosecution service - and for all the wrong reasons. The police force and prosecutors involved in the killing of Abu al-Qiyan, and the cover-up of that crime, are the same police force and prosecution service that will be acting against Netanyahu in December, when his corruption trial begins in earnest.

Netanyahu faces a string of charges that he committed bribery, fraud and breach of trust. His political survival now depends on his ability to breathe life into a narrative that the Israeli police and legal system are themselves corrupt and waging an anti-democratic war to bring him down.  
This is the story he is trying to craft: if police and prosecutors could deceive even Israel’s prime minister for three years over the killing of an Israeli citizen, are they not also capable of deceiving the public by accusing Netanyahu himself of being corrupt?"
Well, as they say, duh!: "America’s War on Terror is the True Cause of Europe’s Refugee Crisis" (Cockburn).

"Democrats Go All-Out for Israel" (Giraldi).  Harris opened the wallets of a large number of ((('donors'))) who were sitting on the fence watching the 'good for the Jews' sweepstakes known as an Assholian Presidential election.

Danny Casolaro's medal.  "The Danny Casolaro Primer: 13 reasons to doubt the official narrative surrounding his death" (Best).

Monday, September 14, 2020

Hack narrative

"Dark Web Voter Database Report Casts New Doubts on Russian Election Hack Narrative" (Porter).  Not the Russian government, but hackers looking for data to sell.

"Maintaining Pretence Over Reality: ‘Simply Put, the Iranians Outfoxed the U.S. Defence Systems’" (Crooke).  More white elephants as targets for asymmetric warfare.  Iran remains blessed by the stupidity of its enemies.

"Reconsidering the Presidential Election" (The Saker):
"The US of 2020 in so many ways reminds me of Russia in February 1917: the ruling classes were drunk on their ideological dogmas and never realized that the revolution they so much wanted would end up killing most of them. This is exactly what the US ruling classes are doing: they are acting like a parasite who cannot understand that by killing its host it will also kill itself. The likes of Pelosi very much remind me of Kerensky, the man who first destroyed the 1000 year old Russian monarchy and who then proceeded to replace it with kind of totally dysfunctional “masonic democracy” which only lasted 8 months until the Bolsheviks finally seized power and restored law and order (albeit in a viciously ruthless manner)."
"Gullible Trump was manipulated by Netanyahu’s Deep Fake Video of Mahmoud Abbas to Cut off Palestinians" (Cole).  "Iran considering plot to assassinate US ambassador to South Africa is Bullshit" (Salam).

"The CIA Book Publishing Operations" (Price).

"Declaring Elections Illegitimate - By Rejecting To Send Observers" (Moon).  The weaponization of elections where the Fat Fuck doesn't like the winner keeps getting worse and worse.

Stress position

"High Crimes Against Journalism and Decency: Jeffrey Goldberg's Insane 'Trump Called Troops Suckers' Piece Is a New Low" (Rall).  Back with a twin:  "Alexander Vindman: Trump Is Putin’s ‘Useful Idiot’" (concentration camp guard).  I have to say we all owe Shifty a real debt of gratitude for parading all those Russiaphobic State Department worthies spewing literally insane bullshit during the impeachment, hoping to lead to WWIII, as it demonstrated just how bad things really are.  What the people running Assholia truly believe is completely unbelievable!  If the concentration camp guard keeps up the pace of supremacist lying Americans are going to feel like Palestinian prisoners by the time the election rolls around.  Goldberg is just the latest 'stress position'.

"Election Reporting" (Robinson).  Another incident to throw in the 'Putin/Russia is doomed' filing cabinet.

"Trump and the Gordian Knot, Year Three" (Armstrong):
"German-American relations provide an observation point. There are four demands the Trump Administration makes of its allies – Huawei, Iran, Nord Stream 2 and defence spending – and all four converge on Germany. Germany is one of the most important American allies; it is probably the second-most important NATO member; it is the economic engine of the European Union. Should it truly defy Washington on these issues, there would be fundamental damage to the U.S. imperium. (And, if George Friedman is correct in stating that preventing a Germany-Russia coalition is the “primordial interest” of the USA, the damage could be greater still.) And yet that is what we are looking at: on several issues Berlin is defying Washington."
"And so we can see that the Trump Administration is stamping around the room, smashing the furniture, brusquely ordering its allies to do as they’re told or else. One could hardly find a better exponent of this in-your-face style than “we lied, we cheated, we stole” Mike Pompeo. If your object were to outrage allies so much that they quit themselves, he’s ideal. Washington’s demands, stripped of the highfalutin accompanying rhetoric of freedom, are: join its sanctions against China and Iran; buy its gas; buy its weapons; if not, risk being declared “adversaries” in a sanctions war. Germany is defiant on Huawei, Iran, Nord Stream and weaponry; much of Europe is as well and Berlin’s example will have much effect on the others."
Thread by Michael Dougan on the Brexit adventures of Boris.  Unify Ireland (some kind of loose federal state), put Eire+ in the EU, and the problem disappears.

The Fat Fuck fired the Assholian Ambassador to China for being too good at his job:  "Terry Branstad Unexpectedly Quits As US Ambassador To Beijing" (Durden).

Gosztola Day Five.  The legal perils of over-caffeination.

"PLO: Normalisation prepares for formation of military alliances led by Israel".  Bahrain isn't really a country, just a vassal of Saudi Arabia, so having Bahrain sign on to President Kushner's supremacist bandwagon is just a way for the Saudis to participate in the Khazar love-fest without being seen by the 'street' to have betrayed the Palestinians.

Burn belt

Tweets by Hamza Shaban on the vile role of The Intercept in serving as a US intelligence cut out/honey pot to entrap whistleblowers, including Reality Winner (interesting, as Shaban is in an even more intelligence-agency-compromised outlet than the JYT).

Tweet (Brittany Winner, PhD):"
"She trusted them, but the Intercept didn't protect my sister, #RealityWinner. #FreeRealityWinner"
Astonishing, very late treatment from the JYT: "The Intercept Promised to Reveal Everything. Then Its Own Scandal Hit." (White). Astonishing because the JYT is in the same intelligence agency protecting/promoting racket as The Intercept, so usually won't rock that particular boat.  The real reason for a general attack on The Intercept is that Russiagate is back, even more important to the Never Trumpers as the election approaches, and Greenwald is a powerful opponent of The Narrative, and thus needs to be taken down.  Unfortunately, Greenwald tends to lash out furiously at any critics, and refuses to acknowledge how deeply wrong it is for a supposed whistleblower outlet to immediately effectively out whistleblowers who turn to it.

The single good thing to come out of this is that The Intercept has been displayed for what it really is, and hopefully no more whistleblowers are taken it by its trickery.  The JYT article is, of course, a basic lie, as it describes the events as a 'mistake', when The Intercept is without question an asset of the National Security State.  You won't read about it in the JYT, even where they discuss other recent stories, but this is a pattern of behavior:  "Another Whistleblower Bites the Dust as The Intercept Adds a Third Notch to Its Burn Belt" (Webb).

I wonder if Scahill and Cole have those secret CIA medals we keep hearing about, or are they just happy with the bounty.

In the same seamless mix of 'journalism' and Swamp, note that Richard Esposito is now the top spokesman for the New York Police Department.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Icy Crusade

This is easily the stupidest and most useless read of the year (so far):  "Why Hasn’t Trump Started a War?" (Cain).

"3,000 Dead on 9/11 Meant Everything. 200,000 Dead of Covid-19 Means Nothing. Here’s Why." (Schwarz).  Pure conspiracy theory!  Of course, he's forgetting the Great Reset.  They'll find a use for the dead yet.

And I already had lots of reasons to like QAnon! (also here and here):  "Qanon is basically the Protocols of the Elders of Zion" (Doctorow).  If you want to find out who rules over you, check to see who you can't criticize, and if you want the truth, look for anything labeled 'anti-Semitic'.

More on Mr. Vučić Goes to Washington (and comes away with a free pen):  "“Serbia and Kosovo” Go to Washington: Aleksandar Vučić Meets Up With “The Donald”" (Karganovic).

"Outcome of a disputed US vote: a ‘Hot Fall’ or an ‘Icy Crusade’?" (Mazaheri):
". . . a “Hot Fall” scenario: Trump loses both the popular and electoral college votes yet refuses to leave office. Trump, cognisant that the past four years has not increased affection for “the Swamp”, and also that his own popularity has endured despite the spectacular and unprecedented Deep State campaigns against him, thus encourages his supporters to rally in the streets in a long-awaited re-enactment of The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral or, in modern right-wing slang, “the Boogaloo”.

It’s a plausible scenario, indeed. The “only in America” scene of 17-year old Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, killing in the streets with an AR-15 semi-automatic looked like a harbinger to many.

The likelihood of this “Hot Fall”, with Trump eventually leaving but only with the country even more divided than it has been so far in 2020, cannot be discounted. However I don’t predict that will happen.

Being a journalist who simply must query public opinion, I have asked many Americans for their thoughts on the election and about the question of a disputed vote this November. I have been rather swayed by the conservatives point of view, which is: Republicans are simply more reasonable than Democrats, and if they lose the election they will reasonably withdraw in order to preserve the country (as they are more patriotic as well).

I find that analysis – which I am merely relating from American Republicans – very astute. It doesn’t – and cannot – fully take into account the effects of a seriously disputed election, but I think it will hold true.

What I predict to be more likely is a the reverse scenario, an “Icy Crusade” led by embittered Democrats: Whether the election is disputed or not, a Trump victory will produce massive anti-Trump demonstrations starting on November 4 and lasting until 2024.

Frankly, I am hopeful this occurs – Trump has pulled the sheet off the face of American fascism, finally, and four years has not produced enough political modernity. America, today’s imperial Rome, has so very much to learn and unlearn, after all.

It should be remembered that – because half the electorate refuses to participate – Democratic voters are a rather fanatical minority of 25%. This is the same amount of the electorate which France’s Emmanuel Macron genuinely won in 2017, and his supporters are fanatically loyal as well – what else should we term continuing to support the weekly brutality against the Yellow Vests, which only ended with the coronavirus? Indeed, we cannot even compare the recent political repression in the US to that of France.

It must be remembered that partisan Democrats are as arrogant (imperialistic) and evangelistic as any Republican in the Pentagon and always have been: just ask a Southerner after the Civil War, or an American Indian, for that matter.

The modern Democrat does not explicitly evangelise for Protestantism and the racist paternalism of taking care of “our little brown brothers” (a historical term which was applied to the conquest of the Philippines, but which is obviously indicative of the fundamentally imperialistic mentality of even “good Americans”), but they certainly rabidly evangelise for other causes: political correctness, transgender bathrooms, against Trump, etc. 
A Trump victory – disputed or not – will thus lead to more outpouring of this same evangelical, self-righteous, “Icy Crusade” which non-White Americans have been subjected to for two centuries. Crucially, the “Icy Crusade” will be just as fake-leftist as the other imperial crusades, with total intolerance of and enmity towards the “other” at its root."
Note that the push for voting by mail, rather than accepting a short delay to be sure of the results, is intended to lead to the Icy Crusade.

Friday, September 11, 2020

A concept that doesn’t exist

"Julian Assange, political prisoner by Mumia Abu-Jamal".

"NYT: America's 180 Most Powerful Persons of Color Include A Lot Of White Spaniards" (Sailer) (on the vagarities of being a PoC in Assholia, and the Invisible People in power):
"On the other hand, while being obsessive about tracking down Hispanic ethnicity among the 922 Most Powerful Americans, the Times has no interest — zero, nada — in counting Jewish ethnicity among the most powerful. Counting powerful white people is proof of the concept of White Privilege, but since Jewish Privilege is not a concept, why would anyone want to look for or against evidence for a concept that doesn’t exist?"
Those who like/light fires in cities might like/light fires in the countryside: "Biggest Fires in American History: Is It Antifa Arson? Is the Media Covering It Up?" (Anglin).

Plan B Kh:  "Rep. Brad Sherman calls on pro-Israel groups to help him take control of the House Foreign Affairs Committee" (Arria).

In another example of our lyin' eyes, the Dems are explicitly calling Biden's obviously advanced dementia a 'conspiracy theory':  "Voters can’t see if Biden is senile until the debates in US-style democracy" (Mazaheri).

Bunch of crooks:  "Mueller's 'Angry Democrats' Scrubbed Cell Phones After Russia Investigation" (Durden).  Note all the steps required to commit these 'accidents'.

"The Current Impasse in Belarus and the Peace Alternative" (Harris).  In many ways similar to Libya under Gaddafi.  Do the people of Belarus want a fate like that of Libya?


"How Can the Deep State’s Antifa Organization Be Stopped?" (Flores).  Very woke.  Except there is no will to do anything about it.

"Trump’s diplomatic coup with Serbia and Kosovo curdles quickly" (Ofir) (forensic analysis explaining how Serbia was tricked into this ridiculous position, a Trick For The Jews) (my emphasis in red):
"It turns out, that although the three parties at the White House signing ceremony appeared to be signing a mutual agreement, they were actually signing three different documents.

The difference between the documents signed by Serbia and Kosovo are in the last point in the agreement document (which fills less than two A4 pages), and it relates to Israel. On the Serbian version, it says:
“Serbia (Belgrade) agrees to open a commercial office, and a ministry of state offices, in Jerusalem on September 20, 2020 and move its embassy to Jerusalem by July 1st 2021”.
On the Kosovo version it says:
“Kosovo [Pristina] and Israel agree to mutually recognize each other”.
And what was Trump signing? Pressed by journalists to reveal this point, Trump’s Serbia-Kosovo envoy Rick Grenell said at a press conference:
“He signed a… how would you describe it? a… basically a letter acknowledging that they are going to work together and do this… agreement.”
Grenell tried to downplay the discrepancy between the Serbian and Kosovar documents, saying that they are “99.9%” identical. But the documents contain only 16 points. To be precise, the documents are 6.25% different. And that difference is not a minor difference – it relates to diplomatic relations with a foreign country, and even implies explicit breach of international law and UNSC resolutions in the Serbian case (although the embassy move to Jerusalem was not written in in the Kosovo case, it was immediately confirmed by both Israel and Kosovo as meaning that).

This is outrageous. It’s not as if both parties could not have gotten the same text mentioning what was agreed with the other party. The point right before the last makes such a distinctive dual description, to wit: “Kosovo [Pristina] will agree to implement a one-year moratorium seeking new membership into International Organizations”, and “Serbia [Belgrade] will agree to a one-year moratorium of its de-recognition campaign”.

One is thus led to believe, that there was an underhanded move by the US – that the US knew that there would be a bone of contention concerning that last point on Israel and thus it blindsided both parties to it, so the signing would not be delayed and the mess could be worked out later. 
This basically suggests that this was primarily a photo-op for Donald Trump, once again. The document is very vague, and even contains silly mistakes at the very top, where point 1 repeats itself in point 2. It’s clearly an amateurish document prepared in haste. And the devil is in the details. The last point is not a mere 0.1% discrepancy – it appears to be the point of it all – Israel. We must remember that for Trump’s main donor, Sheldon Adelson, Israel is the issue."
"It bears mentioning that there was even some doubt as to whether Vučić was actually aware of the final pont in the document. When Trump said that Serbia has agreed to move its embassy to Jerusalem in July, Vučić’s reaction, which has widely circulated on social media, appears to be puzzled and alarmed: he looks through the document at that point, as if seeking more pages, turns back towards an aide, then face-palms himself, quickly turning that movement into a smoothing of his hair. 
Vučić vehemently denied that he was unaware of the content of the document. He stressed that he reviewed every letter of it (a 3-minute read). I doubt that Vučić was unaware of it. Was he just trying to catch attention? We may never know."
I wonder which of the ritual foods of Rosh Hashanah symbolizes the joyous celebration of the Khazars at the collapse of the twin towers:  tweet (Whitney Webb):
"Reason #467 why you should never believe anything Paul Krugman says"
Tweet (Karras):
"Just a friendly reminder so far we've had 63.3 9/11s worth of people killed by covid in the US so far and I guarantee you no one is gonna build those people a memorial."

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Overconfident idiots

"Your Man in the Public Gallery – Assange Hearing Day 8" (Murray) (see also).  Two strong witnesses for Assange.  Of course, the fix is in, so it doesn't matter.  Lewis isn't really up to par as a barrister (he allows his emotions to get the better of him on cross, which lead to horrible technique, closer to crazed hectoring rather than finding weaknesses), and the CIA may decide to kill him after the proceedings, though their inevitable 'win' handed to them on a silver platter by the 'judge' and appeal courts may make them less salty.

China-Iran, now Russia-Syria, the rest of the world continues to react to the collapse of the Empire:  "Russia defies US Sanctions, presses Syria on Long Term Trade, Investment deal for Energy" (Cole).

I believe Assholia is completely doomed to turn into a complete shithole dystopia, or rather, more of a complete shithole dystopia.  Nevertheless, there is an election coming up, and a chance to slow the rate of acceleration into the abyss.  The only possible sane voting strategy is Trump for President, and control of both houses of Congress to the Democrats.  Biden is not a possible option, not even close, and full control of Congress should be able to assist with the worst aspects of Trump (assuming you can get the Democrats to actually do their jobs, admittedly an unlikely prospect).  Then hope that Soros doesn't pay one of his goons to kill Tucker before 2024.

Biden is, and has always been, a jerk, but he has significantly polished off the rough edges.  These old speeches are very enlightening.  I actually find it surprising that he didn't know enough to tone it down back in the day, but he was really speaking to the biggest assholes in Assholia (come to think about it, that's still the plan).

"Projection: MIT Technology Journal Thinks The Problem Is "Riot Porn"" (Sailer).

Tweet (Jarrett Blanc):
"Well this is one hell of a line: "Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, is quoted by Woodward as saying, 'The most dangerous people around the president are overconfident idiots.'”"

Amplification units

"Israel Funds America’s Israel Lobby, While U.S. Taxpayers Pay for Endless Fraud Against Themselves" (Giraldi):
"A leading recipient of the Israeli government’s largesse has been the Israel Allies Foundation (IAF), which has a presence in 43 countries worldwide, though it is registered in the U.S. as a non-profit. It received a grant of $100,000 from Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry in 2019, part of the $6.6 million that was doled out to eleven American organizations in 2018-9. Israel Allies particularly uses Lawfare to target the non-violent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), which has a large and growing presence on university campuses. Effective lobbying by IAF in the U.S. has resulted in more than half of all states passing legislation that bans or limits the BDS activity while legislation that would criminalize organizations working against Israel has also been moving through congress. IAF has been directly involved in drafting such legislation and has more recently been pushing for new laws that would legally define criticism of Israel as anti-Semitism.

The Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs initially, in 2015-7, tried to give money openly to diaspora organizations but found that many American Jewish groups, to their credit, would not take it due to concerns over FARA and being accused of “dual loyalty.” So, the Ministry created an ostensibly non-government “public benefit company” cut-out to distribute the cash in a more secretive fashion. The mechanism was given the operational name Concert.

Concert’s sole purpose was to provide money to diaspora advocacy groups that would work primarily against BDS and other efforts to delegitimize the Jewish state. Concert had an independent board, but its activity of directed by the Strategic Affairs Ministry’s director-general.

Concert’s internal documents are predictably vague in describing the activities that it was funding, and one might assume that they are purposely misleading. They refer to “defensive and offensive” actions, on “corporate responsibility,” “the digital battlefield,” and regarding “amplification units” that would provide “support for organizations in a pro-Israeli network.” The intention was to improve Israel’s image due to the widespread and completely accurate perception that its human rights record is among the worst in the world. Concert was created to serve as a mechanism to be exploited where situations prevailed that “require an ‘outside the government’ discussion with the different target audiences… [and] provide a rapid and coordinated response against the attempts to tarnish the image of Israel around the world.” 
Interestingly, one of the most recognizable recipients of Concert funds was Christians United for Israel (CUFI), America’s largest pro-Israel group, which received nearly $1.3 million in February 2019 to pay for several 10 week-long “pilgrimages” to the Holy Land. Each pilgrimage involved thirty “influential Christian clerics from the U.S.” who were clearly propagandized while they were in the Middle East. Other large disbursements went to predominantly Jewish student groups, presumably to provide them with both resources and necessary training to oppose campus critics of Israel."
"Vanderbilt Quiz On Constitution Marked Students Wrong Who Said It Was Not Designed To Perpetuate White Supremacy" (Turley).  They are getting all the microaggressions out before they all collapse due to lack of students, and in particular the lucrative foreign students.  People should be having discussions about how to re-purpose all these nice buildings.

"‘Nothing nefarious at all’: Backlash as ex-NSA chief, involved in mass surveillance revealed by Snowden, joins Amazon board".  'Third-world' level of corruption.  If Assholia were even slightly properly run, Alexander would serve as director from a jail cell.

Now this makes sense:  "Serbia will not move embassy to Jerusalem if Israel recognises Kosovo’s independence".

"QAnon Key Figure Revealed as Financial Information Security Analyst from New Jersey".  Fredrick Brennan has been tweeting a lot about Watkins and QAnon.

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

My God, that’s illegal.

Still righteously correct, and all by herself!:  tweet (Tulsi Gabbard):
"Charges against @Snowden should be dropped or he should be pardoned. Likewise the Trump Admin should drop its efforts to charge & extradite Julian Assange. Failure to do so is a threat to the freedom & civil liberties of every American (especially journalists and publishers)."
Speaking of Barry and the Nobel Peace Prize: "The Plot Against Libya" (Draitser).

"Trump and Israel are only Winners of Serbia-Kosovo “Historic” Deal, As EU warns over Jerusalem" (Micovik).  Except for, I have to assume, the ubiquitous shekel bribes for its politicians, I can't for the life of me figure out what Serbia gets out of this 'deal'.

"John Brennan’s CIA Trump Task Force by Larry C Johnson":
"While chatting in late October 2019 with a retired CIA colleague, he dropped a bombshell–he had learned that John Brennan set up a Trump Task Force at CIA in early 2016. One of my retired buddy’s friends, who was still on duty with the CIA in 2016, recounted how he was approached discreetly and invited to work on a Task Force focused on then Presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Task Force members were handpicked instead of following the normal procedure of posting the job. Instead of opening the job to all eligible CIA personnel, only a select group of people were invited specifically to join up. Not everyone accepted the invitation, and that could be a problem for John Brennan
A “Task Force” normally is a short term creation comprised of operations officers (i.e., guys and gals who carry out espionage activities overseas) and intelligence analysts. The purpose of such a group is to ensure all relevant intelligence capabilities are brought to bear on the problem at hand. I am not talking about an informal group of disgruntled Democrats working at the CIA who got together like a book club to grouse and complain about the brash real estate guy from New York. It was a specially designed covert action to try to destroy Donald Trump."
"So what did John Brennan do? My friends said that a Trump Task Force was running in early 2016 and may have started as early as the summer of 2015. Recruitment to Task Force included case officers (i.e., men and women who recruit and handle spies overseas), analysts and admin personnel were recruited. Not everyone invited accepted the offer. But many did.

But this was not a CIA only operation. Personnel from the FBI also were assigned to the Task Force. We have some clues that Christopher Steele’s FBi handler, Michael Gaeta, may have been detailed to the Trump Task Force (see here).

So what kind of things would this Task Force do? The case officers would work with foreign intelligence services such as MI-6, the Italians, the Ukrainians and the Australians on identifying intelligence collection priorities. Task Force members could task NSA to do targeted collection. They also would have the ability to engage in covert action, such as targeting George Papadopoulos. Joseph Mifsud may be able to shed light on the CIA officers who met with him, briefed on operational objectives regarding Papadopoulos and helped arrange monitored meetings. Was the honey pot (i.e., the attractive woman) named Azra Turk, who met with George Papadopoulos, part of the CIA Trump Task Force?

The Task Force also could carry out other covert actions, such as information operations. A nice sounding euphemism for propaganda, and computer network operations. There has been some informed speculation that Guccifer 2.0 was a creation of this Task Force.

In light of what we have learned about the alleged CIA whistleblower, Eric Ciaramella, there should be a serious investigation to determine if he was a part of this Task Force or, at minimum, reporting to them. 
When I described this development last November to one friend, a retired CIA Chief of Station, his first response was, “My God, that’s illegal.” We then reminisced about another illegal operation carried out under the auspices of the CIA Central American Task Force back in the 1980s. That became known to Americans as the Iran Contra scandal."
"Israel is cited often in Senate report as link to Russian interference (but our media ignore connection)" (Weiss): 
"Quick show of hands. How many of you have heard of Guccifer 2.0? Good– all of you. Guccifer was of course the on-line identity of the hackers allegedly connected to Russian intelligence who shared emails from the Democratic National Committee with Wikileaks during the 2016 presidential campaign, embarrassing Hillary Clinton.
Now, how many of you know that Guccifer 2.0’s phone was registered in Israel? Wait– I don’t see any hands!"
A hint that this was a pro-NATO intelligence agency coup in Germany: "The Navalny Case: Merkel vs. German Deep State" (South Front):
"The Russian government clearly miscalculated in allowing Navalny to go to Germany, expecting that Angela Merkel still had sufficient political pull to override her hawkish entourage and force a transparent investigation that would reveal the nature of Navalny’s illness. The more appropriate course of action would have been to keep Navalny in Omsk and invite German doctors to perform analyses of Navalny’s blood samples right there in Omsk, where there was no danger of chain-of-custody violation by third parties determined to plant evidence pointing at Npvichok. 
But what is even more worrisome is that Western intelligence services, apparently after being burned by the inept staging of the Douma false flag, have found an almost surefire way to stage “Novichok” false flags. From now on literally every loss of consciousness by a prominent figure can be transformed into an international scandal, as long as there is a compliant NATO biochemical warfare laboratory willing to deliver the required diagnosis, without ever having to reveal how it reached that conclusion. We should expect this tactic will be used many times in the future."
Literally everything in Assholia has been crapified: "ACLU Official Attacks University For Admitting Nick Sandmann While Professor Promises To Monitor His Conduct" (Turley).  What possible argument could the ACLU have for throwing its weight around here?  "Matriculated Sandmann" (Ratburger).

Bottle twist

"Julian Assange, Prometheus Bound" (Escobar).

"Your Man in the Public Gallery: the Assange Hearing Day 6" (Murray):
"At the end of the day I had the opportunity to speak to an extremely distinguished and well-known lawyer on the subject of Baraitser bringing pre-written judgements into court, prepared before she had heard the lawyers argue the case before her. I understood she already had seen the outline written arguments, but surely this was wrong. What was the point in the lawyers arguing for hours if the judgement was pre-written? What I really wanted to know was how far this was normal practice.
The lawyer replied to me that it absolutely was not normal practice, it was totally outrageous. In a long and distinguished career, this lawyer had very occasionally seen it done, even in the High Court, but there was always some effort to disguise the fact, perhaps by inserting some reference to points made orally in the courtroom. Baraitser was just blatant. The question was, of course, whether it was her own pre-written judgement she was reading out, or something she had been given from on high."
The backroom CIA guys have written the judgments of the 'judge' so she will have them ready on her laptop as needed, thus avoiding the unspeakable mistake of conceding one jot or tittle to the defence.  It appears that the 'judge' has been instructed that if she allows the defence even one argument she will be found dead floating in the Thames the next morning.  And (my emphasis in red):
"As the court resumed, Mark Summers for the defence stood up with a bombshell.
Summers said that the defence “recognised” the judgement Baraitser had just made – a very careful choice of word, as opposed to “respected” which might seem more natural. As she had ruled that the remedy to lack of time was more time, the defence was applying for an adjournment to enable them to prepare the answers to the new charges. They did not do this lightly, as Mr Assange would continue in prison in very difficult conditions during the adjournment.
Summers said the defence was simply not in a position to gather the evidence to respond to the new charges in a few short weeks, a situation made even worse by Covid restrictions. It was true that on 14 August Baraitser had offered an adjournment and on 21 August they had refused the offer. But in that period of time, Mr Assange had not had access to the new charges and they had not fully realised the extent to which these were a standalone new case. To this date, Assange had still not received the new prosecution Opening Note in prison, which was a crucial document in setting out the significance of the new charges.
Baraitser pointedly asked whether the defence could speak to Assange in prison by telephone. Summers replied yes, but these were extremely short conversations. They could not phone Mr Assange; he could only call out very briefly on the prison payphone to somebody’s mobile, and the rest of the team would have to try to gather round to listen. It was not possible in these very brief discussions adequately to expound complex material. Between 14 and 21 August they had been able to have only two such very short phone calls. The defence could only send documents to Mr Assange through the post to the prison; he was not always given them, or allowed to keep them.
Baraitser asked how long an adjournment was being requested. Summers replied until January.
For the US government, James Lewis QC replied that more scrutiny was needed of this request. The new matters in the indictment were purely criminal. They do not affect the arguments about the political nature of the case, or affect most of the witnesses. If more time were granted, “with the history of this case, we will just be presented with a sleigh of other material which will have no bearing on the small expansion of count 2”.
Baraitser adjourned the court “for ten minutes” while she went out to consider her judgement. In fact she took much longer. When she returned she looked peculiarly strained.
Baraitser ruled that on 14 August she had given the defence the opportunity to apply for an adjournment, and given them seven days to decide. On 21 August the defence had replied they did not want an adjournment. They had not replied that they had insufficient time to consider. Even today the defence had not applied to adjourn but rather had applied to excise charges. They “cannot have been surprised by my decision” against that application. Therefore they must have been prepared to proceed with the hearing. Their objections were not based on new circumstance. The conditions of Assange in Belmarsh had not changed since 21 August. They had therefore missed their chance and the motion to adjourn was refused.
The courtroom atmosphere was now highly charged. Having in the morning refused to cut out the superseding indictment on the grounds that the remedy for lack of time should be more time, Baraitser was now refusing to give more time. The defence had called her bluff; the state had apparently been confident that the effective solitary confinement in Belmarsh was so terrible that Assange would not request more time. I rather suspect that Julian was himself bluffing, and made the call at lunchtime to request more time in the full expectation that it would be refused, and the rank hypocrisy of the proceedings exposed.
I previously blogged about how the procedural trickery of the superseding indictment being used to replace the failing second indictment – as Smith said for the prosecution “before it failed” – was something that sickened the soul. Today in the courtroom you could smell the sulphur."
The preposterous, frankly embarrassing, bias of the 'judge' is not a bug, it is a feature, as it is to demonstrate the absolute fealty of the entire country to the CIA.  All Brits bow down to the ground and exclaim 'we are your slaves and abject servants, Oh Gracious Langley'.

"Assange’s Second Day at the Old Bailey: Torture, Drone Strikes and Journalism" (Kampmark).  "DAY TWO OF ASSANGE HEARING: US Tries to Narrow its Espionage Charge to Only Naming Informants; Defense Witness Crumbles Under Cross Examination" (Consortium News).

"At Least 37 Million People Displaced by US War on Terror, Study Finds".  Wars For The Jews.  The Khazars have a phrase for 37 million displaced persons, 'a good start', something for President Biden to build on.

'Langley' at his most nitpicky:  "Did the US War on Terror Displace 37 Million?" (Cole).

Crafty Russian doctors kept samples of Navalny tissues, clean of Novichok, potentially embarrassing the hell out of the German warmongering liars, so the Asshole PR specialists had to scramble to come up with the 'bottle twist':  "Navalny False-Flag Authors Invent New Twist to Cover Lies" (Cunningham).

Morally incoherent:  "Trump Disses Troops but Correctly Labels 2 of America’s Costliest Wars Unjustified or ‘Stupid’" (Lindhoff).  Trump, of course, would be 100% correct to mock the troops, and the fact that anti-war people still maintain that the sheeple are somehow protected from the immorality of their actions is one of the things that makes me most angry.  This moral abyss is why anti-war types never get anywhere.  All Wars For the Jews are deeply Evil, as is anybody who participates in them (how could it be any other way?).  Of course, the entire basis of the story is highly suspect, coming from one of the most famous of the warmongering Khazar liars whose lies led to the attack on Iraq.  The concentration camp guard now lies for Never Trumpers.

Trump is the first Assholian President since Carter not to start a War For The Jews, although he has been a big Droner For The Jews, and Sanctioner For The Jews (and Sanctions For The Jews are just as deadly as bombs).  Some Norwegian has nominated Trump for a Nobel Peace Prize, based largely on the Israel-UAE peace deal (!), but a strong argument could easily be made that he is far more worthy of the prize than a mass murderer and mass warmonger like Barry.

"Saudi purge: Why Mohammed bin Salman can never rest" (Hearst).  It is like what always seems to happen in a series of events that leads to a leader losing his head.  At some point the people who haven't been fired, tortured, imprisoned or executed get together and decide they are all going to be eliminated if they don't deal with their common problem.  The fear of waiting to be killed eventually overwhelms the fear of doing anything to avoid being killed.

"Is BLM the Mask Behind Which the Oligarchs Operate??" (Whitney).  The comments name the Jew.  It is too convoluted a conspiracy - Soros is just trying to get rid of Trump, and everything will just disappear in November if Biden wins.

It is very entertaining to watch the (((media))) and see some clown talking about 'mostly peaceful' protests in front of a background which looks like something out of Bosch:  "Riots? What Riots?" (Sailer).  It is no less enjoyable to watch (((them))) call Soros Employees of the Month 'white supremacists'.

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

House of the Heads

"Did the navy accidentally fire a missile causing the explosion of the House of the Heads?" (crime-solver at r/UnsolvedMysteries).

The beginning of the Cold War, which has never really stopped since then:  "75 Years ago today, Soviet cipher clerk Igor Gouzenko defected with briefcase of top secret documents that detailed Soviet espionage against the west - essentially initiating the cold war. He lived at 511 Somerset Street (across from Dundonal Park) at the time." (sirharryflashman at r/Ottawa).  "Igor Gouzenko: The Anniversary of his Defection".

Gosztola thread on day 2 of the Show Trial.  Note the Judge, who has been ignoring Assange as much as possible, threatens to throw him out of court when he correctly says 'this is nonsense'.  With all the 'technical difficulties', you'd think the Brits had never held a trial before.

Tweet (Mark Curtis):
"The UK's 650 MPs have asked *one* written question in parliament about Julian Assange *this year*."
"Hypocrisy Thy Name Is Zion" (Giraldi).  Particularly sweet when you realize the Court Jews like Dersh don't mince words in calling BLM 'anti-Semitic'.

Wars that never ended

The (((Resistance))) continues to plot the coup:  tweet (Steppe-Optimized) (Frum/Kristol! see the thread):
"This is, I think, why the coupists have failed at every stage since 2016.  They‘re playing against a caricature version of Trump they themselves created for propaganda purposes.  They expect him to be easily-baited, like a dumb, lawless, narcissistic tyrant."
"John Pilger: The Stalinist Trial of Julian Assange".  It is particularly bad as the Asshole Powers That Be are trying to make a point, and warn others who might want to follow in the illustrious footsteps of Assange - in the words of Cartman 'Respect My Authoritay'.

Although Russiagate took a well deserved holiday during the Democrat convention, it's back for the election:  "Bipartisan Fear-Mongering" (Lazare).

"Espying Some Contours of Foreign Policy Amidst the Turmoil" (Crooke).  It is fairly easy - you can accept all the other baggage/bullshit and vote for Trump, or you can vote for WWIII and innumerable new Wars For The Jews which will put the final stake in the heart of Assholia.  Trump knows what Americans want:
"“Joe Biden spent his entire career outsourcing their dreams and the dreams of American workers, offshoring their jobs, opening their borders and sending their sons and daughters to fight in endless foreign wars, wars that never ended.
“Unlike previous administrations, I have kept America out of new wars, and our troops are coming home.
“We will have strong borders. And I’ve said for years, without borders, we don’t have a country. We don’t have a country. Strike down terrorists who threaten our people and keep America out of endless and costly foreign wars.”"
This is one of the times when the JQ, which sadly never really goes away, becomes the single most important existential threat facing the entire country.

"Bipartisan effort to oust the outsider Trump makes 2nd US stimulus unlikely" (Mazaheri):
"The $1.1 trillion for state and local government looks more like a phony “poison pill” designed to inflame Republican ideological morals when combined with the fact that the Democrat plan contains exactly zero additional aid for small businesses, who have always provided the backbone of the Republican Party. Small-business aid is the second-largest component of the Republican’s second stimulus plan, at $200 billion. Zero for small businesses – which provide over 40% of national economic output – is not only idiotic and guaranteed to perpetuate economic misery, but can easily be perceived by Republicans as an ideological slap in the face.

Many wonder if the plan of the Democratic elite all along was to drag their feet on what they wanted at the start of the coronavirus panic in order to put themselves in a position to accuse Republicans of dragging their feet on a deal closer to November. Allowing an already-festering country to rot for months in order to win an election sounds like bad governance bordering on treason, but the anti-Trump faction among the US 1% is surely willing to do anything to get the rogue politician out of office.

Last month Trump smartly circumvented Congress to extend desperately-needed jobless benefits to tens of millions of Americans – what’s perplexing is why Trump isn’t already talking about doing that again? Aiding suffering constituents shouldn’t be denigrated as corrupt “patronage” or “vote-buying” – it’s good governance. Unfortunately, elite Republicans ideologically insist that “good governance” is an oxymoron.

Trump was elected in 2016 precisely because he defied Republican leadership and ideology – the best way for him to get re-elected would be to revert to that form, and to send another round of direct stimulus to voters. 
That may require bypassing Congress again, which seems unlikely to agree on a significant compromise. This allows both sides to blame each other for economic woes all the way up until November 3, but it crucially allows “the swamp” to do something which they emphatically agree on: blaming Trump for every problem in order to get the unprecedented outsider out of office."
How bad are the Khkloptos?:  "The Israel-Palestine Conflict, Annexation And Normalization (in depth)" (South Front).

"‘Israel’ spends millions of dollars every year trying to spread the anti-Semitism lie".  This is obviously the fault of the Khleptos, but falling for this trick is entirely on us.  We have to stop allowing ourselves to be triggered by this bullshit, and laugh when we hear the slur.

I like how Pelosi added to the problem by throwing the poor salon owner under the bus and talking about a conspiracy to set her up!:  "Going Down in Style: Nancy Pelosi’s Illicit ‘Blow Out’ Exposes Democrats as Above-the-Law Elitists" (Bridge):
"No word yet on possible any Russian connections at the salon."

Monday, September 07, 2020

Show trial

Summary of today's sucking up to the CIA:  "Judge Railroads Assange as Legal Team Objects to Fresh Extradition Request" (Gosztola).  The judge isn't even pretending to be fair, and seems to want to impress on her CIA handlers how much she is prepared to do for them.  Tweet (Richard Medhurst):
"In case the irony was lost on anyone: Judge Baraitser sees no problem with the US introducing an indictment a year after the deadline, yet a request by #Assange's defense to adjourn for 4 months (during which Julian would suffer most) it's "you had your chance". Kangaroo court."
It appears the CIA wants to get their hands on him before the Assholian election, although, if anything, the New Democrats are more into the National Security State than Republicans are.

Tweet (Srećko Horvat):
"Show trial in Stalin's USSR or Johnson's UK?
- no contact with lawyers for 6 months
- journalists can't hear proceedings
- locked behind a glass box
- in solitary confinement at Belmarsh
- facing sentence of 175 years in US
What did he do? 
Reveal war crimes. 
The context is covering up for unspeakable acts of Evil done by Assholes: "‘Collateral Murder’
Post Script" (Wypijewski).

"As British Judge Made Rulings Against Julian Assange, Her Husband Was Involved with Right-wing Lobby Group Briefing Against WikiLeaks Founder" (Kennard/Curtis).

Mostly peaceful

Tweet (Maxim A. Suchkov):
"What’s wrong with this picture of #Serbia's President Aleksandar Vučić visit to
@WhiteHouse & how it triggered scandal in #Russia-Serbia relations
"White House Kosovo meeting: crossing the Atlantic, for this?" (Vögelin).  Note the completely irrelevant Zionist additions.

Yet again! "Top pro-Israel lawyer faked vandalism attack at Scots home in plot to frame Palestine group" (McGivern).  "Exposed: another fake anti-Semitic plot to defame prominent pro-Palestinian group".  Obviously, he should be immediately disbarred, but the bigger solution, as the Khazars just won't quit with this shit, is to completely ignore, or better still, laugh at, any and all allegations of 'anti-Semitism', a term which doesn't even apply to the Khleptos.

On the CIA's Assange show trial.  "EDITORIAL: A Trial Begins in London":
"In a serious proceeding, Assange would have been allowed access to his attorneys to prepare his case. But the British prison system has not allowed this in the weeks leading up to today. Assange was given a read-only computer whose keys were glued shut, and when he happened to get a legal document, it was confiscated from him, at the time he was stripped search and handcuffed 11 times before a hearing in February."
Tweeting from the court by Kevin Gosztola (also Stefan Simanowitz).  Tweet (Norsk PEN):
"We have been denied access to monitoring the #AssangeCase through remote access. Judge Baraitser denying human rights NGOs to observe the trial. No warning or explanation before revoking. #AssangeCase #FreeAssange #FreeJulianAssange"
I note that the CIA asset/'judge' continues to behave like she's never been in a courtroom before.

Tweet (Matt Kennard):
"Guardian admits its reporters L. Harding, S. Kirchgaessner, and D. Collyns gave a “misleading impression to readers” and breached paper’s code in one of infamous series of fake news stories about Assange from 2018 which helped put him in Belmarsh.  
There will be no repercussions."
Textbook example of the (((media))) in action: "How the Portland Riots Are Spun as Peaceful Protests" (Sailer).  Every year dictionaries pick a 'word of the year', and 'mostly peaceful' is my pick.

Unbelievable lack of self-awareness amongst the Dems!:  tweet (Pete Buttigieg):
"If you're used to voting Republican, years from now your grandkids will ask what you did in this moment and you will have to tell them if you were a 'John McCain Republican' or 'Donald Trump Republican.'  
You can't be both. The choice is yours."
If you are a tricky and corrupt character, and are in the public eye, it is a good idea to keep the professional liars we jokingly call 'journalists' on retainer:  "Journalism’s Gates keepers" (Schwab).

From 2015, the mysterious death of Michael Collins Piper.

Sunday, September 06, 2020


"Arrested "Boogaloo Boi" Portrayed By Media As "Far-Right" Is a Self-Described Left-Wing Anarchist" (Striker).

Trump the socialist, while Nancy gets her hair done:  "CDC eviction moratorium offers partial relief" (Freeman):
"Trump is no friend of the working class, but suddenly, with one sweeping decision that brings actual relief to desperate tenants, he has shifted the tone of the campaign. This has been in sharp contrast with Congress, where political posturing and a bipartisan lack of urgency in the face of crisis has been revealed for all to see. Millions of people, celebrated as “essential workers” when they kept the country running even without adequate protection in the early days of the pandemic, have seen how little they are valued by the political establishment.

The Democrats’ disconnect from working class realities was illustrated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s mid-April segment on James Corden’s late night television show. In it, she showed off her freezer stocked with gourmet ice cream, emphasizing how much she loves chocolate. This was in a time when news stories featured people waiting in long lines for free food. The Trump campaign, seeing political gold, quickly made an advertisement interspersing a clip of Pelosi showing off her luxury ice cream with testimonies of people worrying about running out of food.

The Democrats’ lackluster response to the medical and economic crises have allowed Trump to claim: “I want to make it unmistakably clear that I’m protecting people from evictions.” This turn of events comes as the Biden campaign courts conservative Republicans and emphatically rejects the popular policies that energized the Bernie Sanders campaign. “No” to Medicare for all, even in a pandemic. “Yes” to continued taxpayer subsidies to fossil fuel companies while forests burn and ice sheets melt. “No” to anything that would upset billionaires, even as they grow ever wealthier. 
Trump’s hard core base of support appears energized, unfazed by his often erratic behavior. This new tangible protection can only increase their fervor. Biden supporters, having no actual policy proposals to rally around, are left with little more than: “At least he isn’t Trump.” It’s not a very rousing battle cry. This enthusiasm gap between the campaigns should concern the Democratic Party’s establishment after their skillfully executed defeat of Sanders’ progressive challenge."
Remember how (((they))) amplified various warmongering lies leading to the illegal Assholian attack on Iraq by spreading the lies around to various foreign but friendly intelligence agencies, who would then 'confirm' the lies?:  "Journalism’s New Propaganda Tool: Using “Confirmed” to Mean its Opposite" (Greenwald).  "How Attacks On Trump Help Him To Make His Case" (Moon).

"An Interview With Barry Pollack, Julian Assange's US Lawyer" (Gosztola):
"GOSZTOLA: One of the issues that has become pronounced is we see the U.S. government making this argument that Julian should be denied First Amendment rights while at the same time suggesting they can bring a prosecution under the Espionage Act. But many defense attorneys have defended alleged leakers by claiming the Espionage Act is too broad when it comes to the First Amendment, making First Amendment defenses to try to see how far those might go. 
How do you view this dynamic that is part of the U.S. prosecution?

POLLACK: The position that the U.S. is taking is a very dangerous one. The position the U.S. is taking is that they have jurisdiction all over the world and can pursue criminal charges against any journalist anywhere on the planet, whether they're a U.S. citizen or not. But if they're not a U.S. citizen, not only can the U.S. pursue charges against them but that person has no defense under the First Amendment. It remains to be seen whether a U.S. court would accept that position, but that certainly is the position that the government is taking.

In the cases that have been brought under the Espionage Act to date, efforts to build defenses around the First Amendment have been quite unsuccessful. The courts have not [generally allowed or supported defenses] based on the First Amendment. But those are cases where the defendant was a leaker, not a publisher.

This case is unique. The U.S. government has never tried to charge a journalist or a publisher under the Espionage Act.

GOSZTOLA: That raises an important question in my mind, which is, how can someone who is not from the U.S. be expected to submit to these U.S. secrecy laws and regulations, especially when he never signed a non-disclosure agreement?

A key part of these Espionage Act prosecutions are that they are brought forward as strict liability offenses, that he signed something. It seems that there is no evidence whatsoever in favor of the U.S. government that he signed anything to agree to not disclose information.

POLLACK: That's correct. In the cases that have been brought to date, the charges have been against an employee of the government, a government contractor, a former employee of the government, all people who entered into an agreement with the government that they would not disclose classified information.

Journalists don't enter into that type of agreement, and every day the New York Times and the Washington Post publish classified information. The Department of Justice has never charged a domestic reporter under the Espionage Act. Up until the current administration, I think it was widely understood that doing so would be inconsistent with the First Amendment.

Publishers do not have those kinds of non-disclosure agreements. They report what is newsworthy, and that includes classified information that comes into their possession.

What the government is doing here is not only charging a publisher who has no non-disclosure obligation but charging a publisher who is not in the United States. They're charging an Australian citizen, who is publishing from the U.K. So it is an unprecedented prosecution.

GOSZTOLA: What concerns do you have about the U.S. criminal justice system? One aspect is that there are such things as coercive pleas. Are you concerned about what would happen if he was put on trial and the way in which he could be pressured to not go to trial in the United States?

POLLACK: The pressure on defendants in the federal criminal justice system in the United States generally is extraordinary. In a case like this, it would be even greater. There is frequently in the United States a tremendous disparity between the penalty somebody receives if they plead guilty versus the penalty that they would receive if they go to trial and are ultimately unsuccessful.

So there is a tremendous disincentive to go to trial. Approximately 97 percent of all federal criminal cases end in the plea, not going to trial, for that reason.

Here one would expect Julian would be kept in an isolated administrative detention. In other words, he would be in jail effectively under solitary confinement, even awaiting trial, awaiting appeals. Once sentenced and put into the Bureau of Prisons system, he would likely be sent to a maximum security system.

And the potential sentences if he is convicted after trial are extraordinary. He's facing a maximum of 175 years. Under those conditions, it would be very, very difficult for somebody to say I want to go trial, and if I'm unsuccessful, I want to appeal and be heard in the Supreme Court. Even if you were ultimately successful, you would spend years in draconian prison conditions fighting the charges.

Yes, there would be tremendous on him to accept some sort of a deal that mitigated some of those consequences."