Monday, March 11, 2019

German Dam

Tweet (Borzou Daragahi):
"Amazing. Remember the young woman who was duped into spraying the half brother of North Korea's ruler with fatal nerve gas by being told it was part of a reality TV show? She's been suddenly released from prison at request of Indonesia."
"Syria Notifies Israel It Will Attack If IDF Doesn't Leave Golan Heights" (Durden).

Is it even legal for the JYT to publish something that is true?  I mean, how does that even work? I can't get my head around it.  "Two Weeks After Daily Stormer Said It, NYT Admits Maduro Burning Aid Trucks is a Hoax" (Anglin) (see also Greenwald on CNN's outright lying, and Johnson on an earlier example of a correction).  The fact that the JYT is debunking an Assholian deep state conspiracy, based on the 'analysis' of Bellingcat (!!!), means that the American IC/MIC is deeply conflicted about how Guido is being run.  Somebody didn't do their homework, and didn't realize that the relationship between the Venezuelan government and the Venezuelan army is such that this kind of regime change stunting won't work in Venezuela.  We've simultaneously reached the point - made even clearer by the recent Warsaw debacle in which even the Eurotrash, the most spineless group of people in human history, wouldn't comply with Pompeo's direct and unambiguous orders - where the Assholian Empire simply can't afford any more failures.  Empires can't be seen as consistently ordering things to happen, and then having them not happen.  Piling on with stunt moves like killing patients in hospital beds by shutting off the electricity just makes the Empire look weaker.

This isn't really a correction.  A correction is when you make a factual mistake, and set the record straight.  What this is a rejigging of the lying, based on a new propaganda need.

Tweet (Mark Ames):
"Trump's Venezuela regime-change plan hasn't even bothered updating this old 1963 CIA plan for Cuba regime-change, which calls for using harsh economic sanctions + electricity sabotage + fomenting military rebellion. US Empire as stagnant as it is cruel "
"Wow, Marco Rubio Is Dumb" (Boddiger). Tweet (bernardo canto)"
"Puerto Rico was out of power for 11 months you psychopath"
This is the Barry that Omar was talking about:  tweet (Nathan J Robinson):
"I find this quote from Obama's deputy immigration policy director really disturbing. We separated families like crazy and Republicans wouldn't give us any credit! We ruined countless lives to show we were tough and nobody praised us! Yeah maybe you shouldn't have done that."
"Nancy Pelosi Says That If America’s Capitol Collapses, We’ll Still Send Billions to Israel" (Anglin):
"Just think of all of these important things that Israel does for us.

It’s too many to even count.

For starters, they’re the only democracy in the Middle East. And one of the most important things for America is that there is a democracy in the Middle East. Just imagine what would happen if there was no democracy in the Middle East?

For another thing, they’re our greatest ally. If we lost our greatest ally, then what?

So really, when Nancy Pelosi talks about how if Washington, DC was destroyed in some kind of a war or other catastrophe, our number one priority would be figuring out how to send money to Israel, she is really just talking about a practical matter.

Also, it is really the fault of Christians that Jews are using the American government to send billions upon billions of dollars to Israel. After all, the real Israeli lobby is all Christians. Even if it is actually all Jews doing it, it is somehow the fault of Christians who watch John Hagee.

The important thing to remember is that there is a way to criticize Israel’s relationship to the United States, but the way to do that is not to say that the Israeli lobby exists. You have to start from a position where you don’t say it exists."
 Tweet (Ann Coutler):
"If Sen. McSally had a sense of humor, she'd name her rapist as Alan Dershowitz."
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