Monday, November 29, 2021

My brainstorm was blindsided, and grandfathered

"No way around it, all regime change policies bound to crash and burn" (Larison): 

"Downes identifies two mechanisms that cause these policies to go awry in many of the cases: military disintegration and what he calls the competing principals problem. Military disintegration happens when the intervening state succeeds in defeating the targeted state and causing its military to break apart. As a result, the targeted state’s military personnel disperse into the countryside where they often go on to form the core of an armed insurgency against the new government. This is the most direct way that regime change creates the conditions for later civil war, and cannot be avoided. Americans are all too familiar with the consequences of military disintegration following regime change, since this is what happened in both major post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Downes emphasizes that the disintegration had already occurred in Iraq even before Paul Bremer made his colossally stupid decision to disband the Iraqi army and interior ministry. Bremer’s decision further exacerbated a problem that the invasion and overthrow of the government had already created.

The competing principals problem presents itself when a new leader must act as the agent of two principals, the intervening government that props him up on one side and the population that he rules over on the other. Once regime change has happened and a new leader is installed to replace the old one, the new leader is forced to walk a tightrope between the two. The more that the new leader caters to the preferences of his people, the more he risks angering his patron, and the more that he serves the interests of the foreign patron, the more he puts himself in danger of being overthrown and possibly killed by his countrymen. Because it is very difficult to pull off this balancing act, Downes finds that new leaders following regime change are more likely to be removed by “irregular” means.

He observes that the weak states where regime change is easiest to achieve are the same states where such a policy is practically guaranteed to fail. Since these states are so weak, they don’t pose enough of a threat to make overthrowing the government useful in the first place. As Downes puts it, “The ‘benefits’ of regime change in most of these cases, I argue, are very low because the threats they seek to counter are so minor. Because the benefits are so meager, the potential costs of regime change loom large.” Furthermore, the costs are largely unavoidable: “the downsides of regime change are built into the enterprise itself and cannot be fully avoided by doing it better or smarter or with more resources.”

Given that its benefits are so few and its costs tend to be quite high, how is it that any governments keep choosing this option?"

Shekels (and fear of blackmail).  It is why all rational arguments fall on deaf ears.

"Joe Biden was involved in a deal with a Chinese giant — and was expecting a 10 percent cut" (Devine) (Jim is Brandon's brother):
"Bobulinski then headed across Santa Monica Boulevard to the Peninsula Hotel to meet Jim, who was sitting alone in a blue and white cabana by the rooftop pool on a glorious sunny day. 

For two hours he was regaled with Biden family folklore, going back to Joe’s first Senate election in Delaware in 1972, when Jim, then 23, dabbling in the nightclub business after dropping out of the University of Delaware, became his brother’s chief fundraiser. Jim filled him in on the efforts he and Hunter had made for CEFC the past two years, leveraging Joe’s name to advance the China Communist Party’s Belt and Road agenda around the world. 

As Jim talked, Bobulinski marveled at the political risk to Joe’s career if his family’s flagrant influence peddling during his vice presidency came to light. 

“How are you guys getting away with this?” he finally asked. “Aren’t you concerned that you’re going to put your brother’s [2020] presidential campaign at risk? You know, the Chinese, the stuff that you guys have been doing already in 2015 and 2016, around the world?” 

Jim chuckled and looked knowingly at Bobulinski. 

“Plausible deniability,” he said, using a term of art coined by the CIA during the Kennedy administration to describe the practice of keeping the president uninformed about illegal or unsavory activity so he can plausibly deny he knows anything if it becomes public knowledge. 
Bobulinski understood Jim meant that Joe knew what his family was doing in his name but was insulated from the dirty details. It was why Jim and Hunter had instructed Bobulinski the previous night to keep the business talk with Joe at a vague “high level.” 

Occasionally, they would let their guard down, but the family was “paranoid” about keeping Joe’s involvement quiet, Bobulinski would be told. He soon learned to decode the euphemisms related to Joe, which made him a dangerous foe three years later when he became so disgusted that he blew the whistle on the shady enterprise."
In case you think Canadians don't have enough to do:  "Words and phrases you may want to think twice about using" (Hwang):
"The prefix blind is often used in metaphorical terms like blindsided, blind spot and blind leading the blind, to describe the limitation of sight.

"I can see that being offensive to people who can't see," said Julie Cashman, a member of the disability community and co-chair of Consumer Action Committee, which advocates for individuals with disabilities. 

Using the term brainstorm could also be insensitive to those who have brain injuries or are neurodiverse, added Cashman."
A thread on the Jizz-laine procedings:
The Viva Frei stream, where the discussion with Robert Barnes on the Maxwell case starts around 1:25.  Barnes discusses the management of the case in order to keep the evidence from embarrassing powerful people.

From Anglin's weekly collection of memes: "This is just silly at this point".  'KF is Kiwi Farms, which is largely a site to make fun of early internet personalities, who tend to be mentally ill.  The posters are all very mean, but usually amusing.

Excellent yearly haul from Project Censored.

Bludgeoning one pathogen without regard to the consequences

"A President Betrayed by Bureaucrats: Scott Atlas Exposes The Real COVID Disaster" (Tucker) (read the whole thing): 

"Throughout the book, Atlas points to the enormous cost of the machinery of lockdowns, the preferred method of Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx: missed cancer screenings, missed surgeries, nearly two years of educational losses, bankrupted small business, depression and drug overdoses, overall citizen demoralization, violations of religious freedom, all while public health massively neglected the actual at-risk population in long-term care facilities. Essentially, they were willing to dismantle everything we called civilization in the name of bludgeoning one pathogen without regard to the consequences."

No country or human being can put any trust in any agreement with or assurance from the American government, ever: "Classified Documents Invalidate United States' Appeal Against Assange — Richard Medhurst".

Are the European leaders, aka Euro-trash, stark raving mad?  "US trying to force Russia out of EU gas market – Serbia" (Tickle).  "The NATOstan Clown Show" (Escobar):
"The root cause of all this drama is stark: Kiev simply refuses to respect the February 2015 Minsk Agreement.

In a nutshell, the deal stipulated that Kiev should grant autonomy to Donbass via a constitutional amendment, referred to as “special status”; issue a general amnesty; and start a dialogue with the people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk.

Over the years, Kiev fulfilled exactly zero commitments – while the proverbial NATOstan media machine incessantly pounded global opinion with fake news, spinning that Russia was violating Minsk. Russia is not even mentioned in the agreement.

Moscow in fact always respected the Minsk Agreement – which translates as regarding Donbass as an integral, autonomous part of Ukraine. Moscow has zero interest in promoting regime change in Kiev.

This charade has come to a point that – diplomatically – is quite unprecedented: Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov lost his Taoist patience.

Lavrov was forced, under the circumstances, to publish 28 pages of correspondence between Moscow on one hand, and Berlin and Paris on the other, evolving around the preparation of a high-level meeting on Ukraine.

Moscow was in fact calling for one of the central points of the agreement to be implemented: a direct dialogue between Kiev and Donbass. Berlin and Paris said this was unacceptable. So yes: both, for all practical purposes, destroyed the Minsk Agreement. Public opinion across NATOstan has no idea whatsoever this actually happened.

Lavrov did not mince his words: “I am sure that you understand the necessity of this unconventional step, because it is a matter of conveying to the world community the truth about who is fulfilling, and how, the obligations under international law that have been agreed at the highest level.” 
So it’s no wonder that the leadership in Moscow concluded it’s an absolute waste of time to talk to Berlin and Paris about Ukraine: they lied, cheated – and then blamed Russia. This “decision” at the EU level faithfully mirrors NATO’s campaign of stoking the flames of imminent “Russian aggression” against Ukraine."
"Why the new German coalition pact doesn’t bode well for Iran" (Mamedov).

Germany now has a government, which has already made itself abundantly clear that its main interests are immigration, trannie promotion, and, of course WWIII (they check all the identity politics 'progressive' boxes while not being very progressive).  Are these the burning issues Germans want to promote?  "UK Army Reestablishes 'Permanent' Germany Presence Directed At "Russian Threat"" (Durden).  "Germany comments on Nord Stream 2 delays" (Guest):
"Shortly after the announcement of the delay, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba boasted that it was a result of his country’s lobbying. “Nord Stream 2 should have been operating and earning money a long time ago, but the fact that it still does not work and we are fighting against it is the result of our common efforts,” he proclaimed. 
The head of Ukraine’s state-run energy firm, Naftogaz, even went as far to say that, if given the green light, the new project heightens the chances of a “full-scale war” breaking out between Kiev and Moscow."
"Kremlin outlines who it believes is behind ‘hysteria’ around possible Ukraine invasion" (Tickle).

Some feeble signs of sanity:  "Leaked Docs Reveal Germany Is Urging Congress To Thwart Biden Admin Sanctions On Nord Stream 2" (Durden).

I used to think Maçães was a good writer, but I started to read the piece mocked here and gave up - he's now on the blacklist:  "Putin Mentions Gandhi: Proof He Loves Hitler!" (Robinson).

Sunday, November 28, 2021

The common filth don’t get it

"Nicaragua’s Foreign Minister: We’re Resisting a ‘Pandemic of Neo-Colonialism’" (interview of  Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Denis Moncada by Ben Norton).

"Taiwan: U.S. Deployment Area Against Mainland China Since 1945" (Rügemer).  Short history of modern China.  The Taiwanese remind me a lot of the anti-Castro Cubans.

If the Americans continue to fuck around, and find out when China takes Taiwan back, what will happen when China has full control of the high-end chip market?  Just the smallest risk of that happening is not tolerable.  Thus all the talk about a war on China is theater.

From the Anglin discussion site, a posting by JCEEZEE, 'Children during vax die-off':

"Assuming that the vaccinated die off massively over the next 3-4 months, and assuming that they haven't had time to vax their kids before they died, how do we save these kids?

Leaving them to fend for themselves will just mean that the government will take them, vax them, put them in a home, and they will spend the rest of their short lives being passed around and raped by sodomites and degenerates.

Sorry to post this here, but I've been having nightmares for the last week about this.

What do we do to help kids who are orphaned and have no one to care for them anymore?

I realise that true faith in Jesus means that we can't let fear rule us and we have to start thinking about how to help the innocent and vulnerable who had no say about the hellscape unleashed by the "adults" in our society.

I can guarantee that the evil degenerates in government already have plans for these children and they're not going to allow you to just easily adopt them or foster them.

But do we just take these children? Hide them? Assuming a massive die-off, everything will completely collapse. How do we feed them, look after them?

We are in hell. God help us."

Yes: "As Anthony’s parents rightly point out, “[our son] sacrificed his own life to protect other innocent civilians.” Huber (who was white) was killed while attempting to disarm Rittenhouse, carrying only a skateboard."  "Man dies after being hit in head with skateboard during fight in Santa Ana Starbucks" - this skateboarder was acting in self-defense, which Huber had no claim to, especially after the second try at removing Rittenhouse's head!

"“A US-Russia war over Ukraine would be catastrophic”" (Lang).

"‘A Lot of Mistakes’: The Guardian and Julian Assange" ( McEvoy/Navarrete).

"U.S. stonewalls probe into security firm that allegedly spied on Assange for CIA, says Spanish judge" (Isikoff!):
"The Justice Department has failed to respond to multiple requests from Spanish authorities for help in an investigation into a local security firm suspected of being used by the CIA to conduct aggressive — and potentially illegal — surveillance of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

“I am not so pleased about it,” said Santiago Pedraz, the investigating judge in charge of the case, in an exclusive interview with Yahoo News, when asked about the failure of officials in Washington so far to cooperate with his probe. “They have absolutely not answered anything.”

Since June of last year, Spanish judges have sent three requests for information to the Justice Department primarily seeking information about the ownership of IP addresses believed to be in the United States that had access to files documenting Assange’s activities while he was holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, according to copies of the requests reviewed by Yahoo News.

Despite a mutual legal assistance treaty (MLAT) between the U.S. and Spain pledging to assist each other in criminal investigations, none of the Spanish requests have yet elicited any substantive responses from the United States, the judge said. Instead, Justice Department lawyers have asked Spanish authorities for more information about the basis for the inquiry before taking any action."
Pretending they don't know what this is about is a technique to buy enough time to get their hands on Assange before the truth about CIA spying, which might have held things up, is revealed.

Strange imagery

"Greenwald: The Cynical And Dangerous Weaponization Of The "White Supremacist" Label".  "Acquittal Aside, The Rittenhouse Saga Shows America Is Still A Media-Run State" (revolver).  "California University Offers Students 'Counseling' to Cope with Rittenhouse Verdict" (Greenberg).

"Hillary Bemoans Lack Of Media "Gatekeepers" And Spread Of "Disinformation"" (Lifson).

"THE ANGRY ARAB: The Rise and Fall of Aljazeera":

"There are no reliable figures to document the decline of Aljazeera and the channel still claims to have a leading position among Arab media. But many factors have brought about the decline of Aljazeera:

  • the control by the Muslim Brotherhood of the network drastically undermined its professionalism;
  • U.S. pressure on Qatar softened the coverage of the U.S. The director-general of Aljazeera told me how the U.S. embassy in Doha submitted regular critical reports about the coverage of Aljazeera demanding that changes be made. In 2009, Haim Saban, the Israeli-American media mogul, tried to purchase the channel.
  • the use of Aljazeera either to first offend and then appease Saudi Arabia turned the network away from journalism and towards propaganda.
  • the rise of local channels in Arab countries damaged the ratings of all pan-Arab channels, like Al-Arabiya, Aljazeera and MBC.
  • the resort to sectarian agitation by some personalities on Aljazeera, and the pro-Taliban, pro-al-Qa'ida sympathies of some Aljazeera correspondents (like Ahmad Zaidan), hurt the image of the network with the larger Arab audience and narrowed the appeal and audience share of the channel.

Aljazeera was one of the most interesting cases of a new Arab media in the 21st century; it promised a break from traditional stale and rigid Arab news broadcasts but eventually failed in its mission. The early years of the network showed more professionalism in news than is seen on U.S. TV networks.

But the Qatari government’s control of the channel would inevitably cause a conflict between its professional mission and its propaganda role. Propaganda won and the Arab public is the worse for it."

"FBI And Other Agencies Paid Informants $548 Million In Recent Years With Many Committing Authorized Crimes" (Andrzejewski).

"Bricks in Kenosha? Again? Pay No Attention to the Brick Wizard Behind the Curtain...." (The Starfire Codes).

"Breaking: Arabella’s Left-wing Activist Network Raked in $1.7 Billion in 2020—a “Dark Money” Blowout" (Thayer/Ludwig).

If you consider all the wrongdoing of prosecutors, including lying to juries resulting in the conviction of many innocent people, this is quite the sign of the times!:  "Former Georgia district attorney charged with obstructing cops in Ahmaud Arbery murder case is booked into jail on the same day three men were convicted of murdering the black jogger" (Guzman):
"The ex-district attorney in the Ahmaud Arbery case was booked into a Georgia county jail on Wednesday, the same day his three attackers were convicted of murder. 

Jackie Johnson, 49, a former Brunswick Judicial Circuit district attorney, was booked into the Glynn County Jail after she turned herself in, authorities reported. 

She is accused of discouraging the police from making arrests in connection with Arbery's death.  

She was released the same day, reportedly on her 'own recognizance,' and did not have to pay the posted $10,000 bail, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  

She was indicted by a grand jury last week and faces felony charges for violating her oath of office and a misdemeanor for obstructing police work.

Johnson denied any wrongdoing and said she withdrew her office from the case because one of Arbery's attackers, Greg McMichael, had been an employee. "
"Independent Journalists Debunk Wicked Mainstream Media Lie that BLM Supporter Darrell Brooks’s Parade Attack was Accidental" (Hoft).  Many 'journalists' from many independent (((media))) outlets ran a few silly lying flags up the flagpole, but saluting was scarce, so they had to retreat to the partial truth, or just pretending the incident never occurred.

The alt-fruitcake crowd is going to be saying that the Waukesha terrorist attack was all crisis actors, just like Sandy Hook!:  "Strange Imagery from Waukesha Parade SUV Attack (Updated)" (Winter) (there is also a video which I can't bear to watch).

A thread on outrageous conflicts of interest on the Pfizer Board of Directors:
Some people in Greece got some shekels:  "Greek Model Who Said She Would Boycott Miss Universe in Israel Was Never Meant to Participate" (Hovav).

"NSO blacklisting: It is time for the US to end its Cold War ways" (Mack).

A thread, by an 'Israeli' lite Zionist, on the newly announced 'Israeli' squat, a particularly important theft in the process of stealing everything - now you see it, now you don't, now you see it again:

Saturday, November 27, 2021

A pill for an ill

"How to escape Google" (Swiss Policy Research):

"In fact, censorship by Google has become so bad that nowadays, advanced Internet users are using Google primarily to monitor the current extent of censorship, not to actually search for anything." 

and:
"Fortunately, there are a few alternatives to Google Search, although not as many as one might think. In fact, there are currently only two real alternatives to Google Search. 
These two alternatives are Microsoft Bing and Russian Yandex. 
The fact that Microsoft as a monopolistic corporation and Yandex as a Russian provider are offering more or less uncensored search results is somewhat ironic, and both of them may have their own reasons for doing so. But these are currently the only real alternatives to Google. 
What about the many other, independent search engines, though? The truth is, most of them are neither independent, nor even actual search engines, as most of them simply rely on results provided by Google or Bing. 
For instance, Startpage is simply providing Google search results. 
DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, Qwant, Ecosia, Swisscows, MetaGer and other search engines are primarily relying on Microsoft Bing, although some of them may be adding a few other contextual sources or important privacy features. But with most searches, you will simply get Bing results. 
If Microsoft Bing, one day, should decide to apply Google-style censorship (or get forced to do so), sophisticated Western Internet users will either have to rely on Russian Yandex, or will finally have to create an independent, real and uncensored search engine. 
Otherwise, the Internet is going to become a pretty dark place, literally. 
(Update: In June 2021, independent browser developer Brave beta-launched its own search engine, Brave Search, which is creating and using its own search index. If successful, Brave Search may become the first true, non-Russian alternative to Google Search and Microsoft Bing.)"
"Ineptly, YouTube Tries to Pick Up Where Dr. Goebbels Left Off" (Karganovic).

"Fauci and the Great AIDS Swindle" (Guyénot):
"To some extent, however, Fauci is himself the product of a civilizational orientation that could only, in the long run, lead to the tyrannical medical technocracy that is now trying to enslave us. Rather than a new Dr. Frankenstein, Fauci is our own monster coming back after us. Kennedy hints at this vast aspect of the question, pointing to the need for deep questioning. The way Americans and Westerners in general have come to view health care has been shaped by the philosophy of the Rockefeller Foundation: “a pill for an ill.” In the debate between the “miasma theory”—that emphasizes preventing disease by fortifying the immune system through nutrition and by reducing exposures to environmental toxins and stresses—versus the “germ theory”—which blames disease on microscopic pathogens—we have unambiguously opted for the latter. We have signed in for an approach to disease that requires to identify the culpable germ and tailor a poison to kill it. The choice was not forced upon us. We have surrendered responsibility for our health to medical experts and insurance brokers."
Hey, cool it with the anti-Semitic remarks:

All the devils are here

"Army officer who reported prisoner abuses dies at age 42".  Reading between the lines, it appears that he was harassed until the US government could make his death look like a suicide.  It is a warning to other whistleblowers.  The two spook newspapers, the JYT and Washington Post, are harping on 'mental illness'.

"Ethiopia Warns US Against ‘Spreading False Information’ About War" (DeCamp).  The Official Story, even by those sympathetic to the central government, was that everybody in Addis Ababa was just waiting around to die at the hands of the rebels, but that seems to be the standard reporting procedure that publishes as fact what the (((media))) wants to see happen.

"Is Big Brother Israel a ‘stalker state’?" (Jansen).  Each day it becomes clearer that we are all Palestinians, and we are going to receive our just rewards for allowing the Khazars to steal a state so they could commit genocide.

"The Truth About Kushner" (Taki).  Low-life grasper.  He's going to do well in the Gulf now that it appears Trump will win the next Presidential Election in a landslide:
"Metro newspaper apologises for publishing letter claiming Jews are part of ‘privileged majority’ " (Kaplan) (another in the series of amusing stores where the (((people))) who definitely aren't privileged throw their considerable weight around).  "Downfall of Britain's WOKEST head: She makes £400k a year at a school loved by the rich but is leaving after a revolt by parents who said pupils are indoctrinated about 'white privilege' - as we reveal how a staff meeting sparked claims of anti-Semitism" (Adams):
"I can reveal that the governing board of trustees at the school, which has many Jewish students, decided to launch what a spokesman calls the ‘complaints process’ amid claims that highly offensive remarks had been made at a meeting of ASL’s entire faculty of teachers, which Appleby chaired.

Details of what occurred at that meeting, which took place on November 3, are heavily disputed.

But two written accounts passed to the Mail — at least one of which was seen by members of the board — suggest that the words ‘Nazi’, ‘swastika’ and ‘Hitler’ were used by members of Mrs Appleby’s staff during a heated conversation about the reaction of parents to the school’s efforts to educate children about race relations.

The school — which holds a tape recording of the whole conversation — denies that the contentious terms were ever ‘used to describe parents’ of pupils (many of whom, particularly Jewish ones, believe the issue is being taught in ways that are divisive and politically biased).

It will not comment on whether the inflammatory terms were used in a different context.

In a statement, the school’s spokesman did, however, concede that remarks made during the meeting ‘could cause offence to the community’.

The statement adds: ‘There were questions asked about whether the response to racism is always as strong and immediate as the response to anti-Semitism.’"
and (another example of the paradox that woke studies are starting to identify the JQ as a problem, which is not what (((they))) intended when (((they))) shoved it down everybody's throat):
"Some Jewish parents, who believed Black Lives Matter’s leadership to be anti-Semitic, further complained of a ‘culture of fear’ in which their children had been ostracised by peers following lessons — seemingly influenced by the DEI programme — focusing on Israel.

At one point, the head of ASL’s middle school was instructed to issue a formal apology to them, for allowing students to be shown a highly partisan video about hostilities in the Middle East.

Complaints also began to reach Campaign Against Anti-Semitism. A spokesman says it is aware of ‘concerns that the school is teaching that Jews are part of a privileged elite’, adding: ‘It is outrageous that the school seems not to have tackled its problem suitably forcefully and seriously.’"
Both of these stories concern repression of minorities who are starting to identify the JQ as a problem, particularly when 'anti-Semitism' is used to replace the possibility of making any other kind of discrimination claims.  Just as BLM was largely shut down for angering Dersh with its recognition that Palestinians face the same discrimination, or worse, than American blacks, and the ACLU has lost any interest in civil liberties after it had served its (((purpose))), we may be saved from imposed woke pedagogy by the fact that the intellectual consistency of its proponents is not 'good for the Jews', highly ironic as woke culture clearly started as a Khazar project.

"REVEALED: The middle-class actress who let trans hate mob loose on JK Rowling - and once got an award from a Harry Potter star" (Bracchi/Stewart).

"HELL IS EMPTY AND ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE"

Friday, November 26, 2021

Bad guys

"Fauci as Darth Vader of the Covid Wars" (Escobar).  Being so evil that nobody could possibly believe you could be that evil is the sweet spot for both Fauci and his boss, Gates.

""I Believe We Are Facing an Evil That Has No Equal in Human History"" (Whitney).  Russia is also now tied up with Gates/Fauci, with predictable results.

"Scott Howard’s The Open Society Playbook" (Quinn).

"Who has the Greatest Chances of Becoming the Political Leader of Libya?" (Odintsov).  Wouldn't it be something, and a great rebuke to Killary, if Gaddafi's son won (note the trickery over whether he would be allowed to run)?

"Blind Items Revealed #1 - Annexin A2 - Anniversary Month" (CDaN).


4 Quadrillion dollars

My jaw dropped, everything I know about the world, (((Brandon's teleprompter))), the (((Khabinet))), bribery and Jizzlaine blackmail, and the unending series of Khazar victories of genocide and land theft, was shattered:

But everything is exactly as I knew it to be:  "Israeli official to Arutz Sheva: Bennett did not stop construction in Atarot".  Bennett claims he'll block it in months, but of course when the time rolls around, nothing will be done.  This story was created to produce a headline.  We haven't seen an Israeli genocide or land theft decision blocked, by either the US or Europe, in years.  The bribes and blackmail are holding up fine.

"Antifa And Its Origins" (review of 'Antifascism: The Course of a Crusade', by Paul Gottfried) (Vella) (my emphasis in red):
"The antifascist left smears their “fascist” opponents with the Nazi and anti-Semitic label. However, fascism and Nazism are not identical. Latin fascism, writes Gottfried, was not defined by extreme racism against Jews and Slavs or by a totalitarian state apparatus that was characteristic of the Third Reich. “It is difficult for me to see how the Nazi orgy of killing was simply a variation of Latin fascism or similar in character to something as anodyne as Austrian clerical fascism.” Mussolini’s embrace of German-style anti-Semitism in 1938 was a dramatic departure from longstanding fascist practice. Despite his authoritarianism, Il Duce was considered a leftwing reformer until his alliance with Nazi Germany. Members of his cabinet were vocal critics of Hitler. Only a couple years earlier, Jewish refugees from Germany were given asylum in Italy. Even some Eastern European Zionists “venerated” Mussolini for providing a nationalist blueprint for a future Jewish state. Early supporters of the fascist movement included Jewish members of the Italian bourgeoisie. Mussolini’s mistress was a Sephardic Jew.

How the definition of fascism changed gives us insight into the transformation of the political left over the course of a century. Gottfried justifies his study with the claim that an understanding of today’s left is not possible without an appreciation of what it rejects. He insists with some justification that traditional Marxism does not inform the thinking of the antifascist left today. Unlike the modern left, traditional Marxists prioritized the welfare of the working class against bourgeois owners of capital. They did not deny human biology, oppose national borders, or cavort with a globalist ruling class. They would have identified the lifestyle revolution of the modern left as evidence of Western decadence. Gottfried believes Antifa is an anti-patriotic force that seeks to tear down Western institutions rather than build or reform. Antifa, he writes, is “far too irrational and nihilistic to be Marxist.” Many progressives have formed alliances with multinational corporations to advance their goals. Groups like Antifa justify their violence with the absurd claim that mob violence in the short term will preserve democracy from a fascist resurgence."
I'm sure there are Antifa political philosophers, but Antifa in the US at the moment is no more and no less than a political tool wielded by George Soros.

  1. coined the terms 'paleocon' and 'alt-right';
  2. "Students learned that Gottfried’s mentor at Yale University was the left-wing icon Herbert Marcuse, one of the doyen’s of the Frankfurt School of cultural Marxists."
  3. "The Alt-Right’s Jewish Godfather" (Siegel);
  4. "Paul Gottfried: Don’t call me the ‘godfather’ of those alt-right neo-Nazis. I’m Jewish";
  5. "Meet the Jewish ‘Paleoconservative’ Who Coined The Term ‘Alternative Right" (Chernikoff).
One of the Khazar strategies is to take intellectual leadership control of all possible positions on the political ideological spectrum.

I wonder if lawsuits could be brought against the media by the victims of their constant and intentional lies, yelling 'fire' in a crowded theater:  "The Media's Chickens Come Home to Roost in Wisconsin" (Keener).  The fact that people no longer watch CNN or MSNBC doesn't seem to be enough to moderate their vile behavior.

"‘Bitter,’ ‘Angry,’ ‘Enraged’: Reality Winner Blasts the Intercept After 4 Years in Jail" (Stuart).  You'd think if Greenwald was as upset as he claims to be about this honey pot entrapping activity of The Intercept, he would have resigned then, rather than waiting for a convenient time to claim censorship so he could jump to the more lucrative Substack and Rumble:
The culprits massed against Ethiopia, revealed:  "Ethiopia: The West’s Diplomats Meet in Secret to Decide How to Help the TPLF" (Pearce) and  "There's an obvious next target for regime change by the West" (Klarenberg):
"The Biden administration is also wedded to a policy of countering Chinese influence in Africa, and Ethiopia is a participant in Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, which has seen an extensive network of railways and highways and other infrastructure built across the country. 
China is also the largest importer of Ethiopian goods and services, accounting for 60% of foreign direct investment in the country, and between 2000 and 2018 lent $13.7 billion, compared to Washington’s $9.2 billion."
Impressive amounts of sanctioned oil being moved using older and iffy tankers (VLCCs are oil tankers):  "One in six VLCCs has carried Iranian or Venezuelan oil over the past two years" (Chambers).  

The many pressures that caused MbZ and Erdoğan, formerly mortal enemies - literally, as Erdoğan thinks MbZ was part of the plot to kill him, and MbZ is terrified of the Muslim Brotherhood - to meet in the Asshole Summit:  "A superbloom in Turkish-UAE ties" (Bhadrakumar).

"Who Wants Some Ukraine?" (Orlov) (read the whole thing):
"Turning down Western media noise, a Russian military effort to capture the Donbass, never mind the rest of the Ukraine, is exceedingly unlikely. Russia already has everything it wants. Unlike Crimea which in its 2014 referendum produced a 97% vote for integration of the region into the Russian Federation with an 83% voter turnout, in a similar referendum in the Donbass (held against Moscow’s wishes) only 27.5% of the 74.87% who turned out voted in favor of joining the Russian Federation. Based on this result, Moscow chose to soft-pedal the Donbass situation, providing humanitarian aid and diplomatic support, granting Russian citizenship to those who want it and gradually integrating the region socially and economically. In other Ukrainian regions, were similar referendums to be held there, the level of support for joining Russia would in all likelihood have been even lower, and now, seven years later, would be lower still. From this, a conclusion can be drawn: other than Crimea (which was part of an independent Ukraine for just 23 years), none of the Ukraine was or is a candidate for inclusion within the Russian Federation. The Russians living there will receive some amount of Russian support and are, of course, welcome to move to Russia, but that is really it.

Having ruled out that which is exceedingly unlikely, let us turn to that which is quite likely; and that is a provocation in the Donbass staged by the authorities in Kiev and by their State Department, Pentagon and CIA handlers, designed to deflect the blame from the truly disastrous economic situation that is unfolding there in the hopes of being able to maintain political control of the situation. In blundering into the Ukraine and converting it into a sort of anti-Russian bulwark, the US gained a brazenly corrupt and unruly dependency. Unable to stop its inexorable slide into failed-statedom and political and social disintegration, the US is faced with the prospect of another Afghanistan-style rout, with desperate left-behinds running after US transport planes hastily taking off from Kiev’s Borispol Airport, after which point even the mental laggards who run the European Union will be forced to admit that American security guarantees are an utter joke and will start getting ready to walk into the Kremlin on their knees to kiss the gem-encrusted felt slipper.

Given this unwelcome scenario, the US is quite eager to control the optics and to make it look like it is all Russia’s fault. Since merely jumping up and down and screaming “The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!” is no longer doing the trick, they are looking for something—anything!—that will make the Russians show up and put up even a tiny bit of a fight so that CNN and MSNBC can broadcast staged photos of a bloodied baby blanket and US Congress can then harrumph-harrumph about “Russian aggression” and impose sanctions on Russian baby blanket manufacturers. That “anything” is called a provocation, and what better place to stage it than the Donbass, which is an existing bleeding sore they’ve been picking away at for seven years now. Of course, they will do this in great trepidation of an escalation they would be unable to control, hence the hasty “deconfliction” conference with General Gerasimov: “Look, we go pew-pew, then you go pew-pew, then we declare hostilities over and toast each other with vodka and caviar; OK?”"
What the Americans have set up, though they are not ready to use it yet, is a hair-trigger way to start a big conflict simply by having Ukraine try to roll into eastern Ukraine.

"Dark money network pushes pro-UAE/Saudi policies from New York" (Clifton/Hussain).  Lieberman and Bolton should probably be a hint.

"Wall Street’s Diabolical Plan to Financialize All Nature" (Engdahl):
"The term financialize refers to the act of converting intangible value into financial instruments. Now hiding behind the fake facade of the Green Agenda that the UN and Davos WEF are promoting along with major OECD governments, Wall Street and the world’s largest financial institutions are promoting a scheme to financialize virtually all of nature. They even hired McKinsey and others to put a dollar value on it. They claim it all is worth 4 Quadrillion dollars or 4000 trillion dollars. Yet how can we put a dollar price on something given by nature?

The NYSE project to create a new class of stocks—NACs or Natural Asset Companies, to be traded alongside stocks like Apple or Boeing or Chevron—was developed in a collaboration by the Rockefeller Foundation and something they founded known as the IEG group or Intrinsic Exchange Group.

What is the IEG? To quote from their website, IEG was created by the Rockefeller Foundation together with World Bank affiliate IDB of Latin America. Two years ago IEG began work on the NYSE project. Their “Strategic Advisor”, Robert Herz, was Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) from 2002 to 2010. That says volumes about the thinking behind the IEG project. Herz today sits on the boards of many corporations including Morgan Stanley bank and US Government-sponsored real estate enterprise, Fannie Mae
As they state on their website, IEG has created “a new asset class based on nature and the benefits that nature provides (termed ecosystem services). These services include carbon capture, soil fertility and water purification, amongst others.” They plan to bring this about by creation of the NYSE-recognized “new form of corporation called a ‘Natural Asset Company’ (NAC). The NYSE agreement will serve as their “platform to list these companies for trading, enabling the conversion of natural assets into financial capital. The NAC’s equity captures the intrinsic and productive value of nature and provides a store of value based on the vital assets that underpin our entire economy and make life on earth possible.” They further state, “IEG is proposing a transformational solution whereby natural ecosystems are not simply a cost to manage, but rather, an investible productive asset which provides financial capital and a source of wealth for governments and its citizens.” Note the “source of wealth for governments and it’s citizens.”"
"The Terror Of Electronic Money" (Welsh). Reading the Bitcoin scammers extol the coming paradise fueled by digital cash is like reading Wired in the 90s telling us life is going to be perfect in the digital age.

Seboldgate:
From the satirical Twitter:

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Liberty

"American Pravda: Remembering the Liberty" (Unz).

The Americans sent the USS Liberty to the Mediterranean for the specific purpose of having it attacked and sunk by the Israelis, a sinking which would then be blamed on Egypt, which was useful to President Johnson at the time as an American-Egyptian war would distract from his Vietnam problems, and get rid of the bothersome Nasser.

"We must always keep in mind that only a miracle kept the Liberty afloat, and if it had been sunk without survivors as expected, almost no one in American media or government would have dared accuse Israel of such an irrational act. Instead, as Stephen Green had first suggested in 1984, Egyptian forces would very likely have been blamed, producing powerful demands for immediate American retaliation, but probably on a vastly greater scale than the fictional Tonkin Gulf attack, which had inflicted no injuries. 

Indeed, Hounam’s detailed investigation discovered strong evidence that a powerful American “retaliatory” strike against Egypt had already been put into motion from almost the moment that the Liberty was first attacked. Paul Nes then served as charge d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, and in a taped interview he recalled receiving an urgent flash message alerting him that the Liberty had been attacked, presumably by Egyptian planes, and that bombers from an American carrier were already on their way to strike Cairo in retaliation. With an American-Egyptian war about to break out, Nes and his subordinates immediately began destroying all their important documents. But not long afterward, another flash message arrived, identifying the attackers as Israeli and saying that the air strike had been called off. According to some accounts, the American warplanes were just minutes from Egypt’s capital city when they were recalled. 

Let us consider this. In a taped interview a former top American diplomat revealed that in 1967 America came very close—perhaps even within minutes—of attacking Egypt in retaliation for the Liberty. Surely a revelation of this magnitude from such a credible source might be expected to reach the front page of the New York Times and other leading world newspapers. But instead I had never heard a word about it during the past 18 years, and a little Googling suggests that it has received virtually no discussion anywhere, except within the most obscure fringes of the Internet. 

Most of this seems like very solid factual material, and although the resulting interpretations may differ, I think the hypothesis advanced by Hounam is quite plausible. He suggested that President Johnson helped arrange the attack on the Liberty, hoping to orchestrate a new Tonkin Gulf Resolution but on a much grander scale, allowing him to attack and oust Nasser in retaliation. An American military assault against such an important regional Soviet ally would certainly have raised the risk of a much broader conflict, so our strategic bomber force had been put on full war-alert an hour or more before the Liberty incident unfolded. However, the Liberty and its crew of eyewitnesses somehow managed to stay afloat and survive, and eventually word that their attackers had been Israeli rather than Egyptian reached our top political and military leadership ranks, so the plan had to be abandoned."

and:
"There is also an intriguing backstory both to Hounam’s book and to the British documentary that had originally brought the author into the topic. The entire project apparently came about through the efforts of Richard Thompson, a former American Intelligence officer, who later became a highly successful international businessman. For years he had been a determined champion of the Liberty issue and the surviving crew members, and he organized and funded the film project, investing a total of $700,000 of his own money to bring it to fruition. After the documentary was complete, Jewish groups in Britain went to court to block its release, forcing Thompson to spend $200,000 in legal fees to overcome their challenge and allow the broadcast. And although Thompson’s name is not listed on the cover of the accompanying book, he seems to have played a major role in providing some of the underlying research and he shared the copyright with Hounam. 
Thompson had regularly attended annual Liberty reunions, and at the 40th in 2007, he arranged to meet with Mark Glenn, a journalist for American Free Press, an alternative tabloid newsweekly, known for its willingness to cover controversial issues, including those portraying Israel in a negative light. Thompson claimed to have important new information about the backstory to the Liberty incident, facts that further extended Hounam’s findings, and he promised to provide the material to Glenn in a series of interviews. However, while driving home from Washington the following morning, Thompson died in a strange one-car accident, as his vehicle crossed the dividing meridian of the interstate highway and collided with a tree. Although aged 76, Thompson had seemed in perfect health and he had previously reported being stalked by individuals apparently connected to Israel, so Glenn found his death suspicious, as did Michael Collins Piper, a noted conspiracy-researcher. More of Thompson’s background was provided in a fairly lengthy obituary that appeared in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, a well-regarded and somewhat establishmentarian publication critical of Israel. 
This possibly suspicious death was not the only one associated with the Liberty issue. Anthony Pearson’s articles in Penthouse and his subsequent book had been the first to claim that the Israeli attack was deliberate, and a few years later he began to complain of persecution by the Mossad; soon afterwards, he was dead, allegedly having been poisoned. Bourne’s research reported that a rather dubious individual involved in numerous unsuccessful attempts during the mid-1980s to raise funding for a film on the Liberty was found shot to death in his Pasadena home in 1988, though the motive for the unsolved homicide may have been entirely unconnected."

Police Kicking Young Woman to Death

"Terror in the Capitol Tunnel" (Kelly):

"Nichols’ account is detailed in an appalling new court filing that confirms what American Greatness has reported for months: on January 6, D.C. Metro and Capitol police assaulted nonviolent protesters with explosive devices, rubber bullets, tear gas, and in some cases, their own fists and batons. A tunnel on the lower west side of the Capitol building became a dangerous—and, likely for at least one protester, deadly—battle scene as police viciously attacked American citizens on the “hallowed” grounds of the U.S. Congress."

It goes on to detail the extremely violent murder by a policeman of one of the protestors.  Also:  "Newly-Released Jan. 6 Footage Appears to Show Capitol Police Kicking Young Woman to Death" (Trejo).

"The Demonization of Thanksgiving" (Roberts):
"The New York Times has been a Jewish newspaper since 1896 when it was purchased by Adolf Ochs for $75,000. Only in insouciant America would a people let the newspaper of record be in the hands of a tiny minority of Zionists hostile to the gentile majority that they believe is anti-semitic and persecutes them. A proud independent people would not permit a hostile minority to have the power over their country’s record with the ability to decide the facts and control the narrative of the country. But Americans did."

Sounds like a catastrophic takeover (see previous posting). 

"‘NYT’ often cites thinktank on Iran without saying it was founded to promote Israel’s image" (Weiss).

"“THY HAND, GREAT ANARCH!”—Is George Soros A Sabbatean Frankist?" (Welton).  There can be no other logical explanation.

"To keep troops in Syria, US leaders are lying like in Afghanistan" (Maté).  Pure Yinon.

"Corrupting science: in Syria probe, OPCW erased experts’ inconvenient findings" (Maté).  Bleaching the chlorine.

"Prestigious Weaponry Expert Censored After Demonstrating that a Deadly Poison Gas Attack—Blamed on the Syrian Government—Was Really a False-Flag Operation by U.S.-Funded Terrorists" (Kuzmarov):

"Bizarrely, in one of these cowardly letters, Gregory D. Koblentz, a Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), even compared Postol to a Holocaust denier."

More accurate than he perhaps intended, particularly when you consider why, and for whom, the White Helmets and al Qaeda did what they did..

"Five Trump-Russia 'Collusion' Corrections We Need From the Media Now -- Just for Starters" (Maté).  Imagine winning the Pulitzer Prize for retyping what is essentially a novel written by Hillary Clinton.  Unfortunately, there is no way to embarrass these liars into doing the right thing.

Stonetoss:  'Tabloid'.  'Affirmative (Re)Action(ary)'.  'Regal Aliens'.  'On The Nose'.  'Sacrifice'.  You can see why (((they've))) cancelled his NFT:  "Crypto Censorship: NFT Marketplaces Opensea, Rarible, Ban Works From Political Cartoonist Stonetoss" (Bokhari).

"Comments From the Locked Ward" (Armstrong).  Never forget that the deep point of all this nonsense is to get to WWIII, literally the worst thing in the world you can do.

"Catastrophe since 2017: How to cover France’s presidential election?" (Mazaheri).  Sounds like a catastrophic takeover.

Trump looks to be in very good health, having lost a lot of weight.

The dangers of pushing the envelope a bit too quickly:
"The American Academy of Pediatrics, COVID-19 Vaccines and its Links to Big Pharma" (Viable Opposition).

More evidence of the continued problem of CounterPunch:  "Vigilantes on Parade: Rightwing Extremism and the Threat of National Implosion" (DiMaggio).  There are still a few good writers at CounterPunch - though never a case where the same material can't be found at a proper website - but many seem to have fled in disgust.

"Steven Donziger’s First Letter From Prison".

Tribunals, 'genocide', Rwanda, imperialism: "Phoney ‘Tribunals’ Perpetuate Historical Fictions" (Karganovic).

"EXCLUSIVE: Innocent black man, 61, who was jailed for raping author Alice Sebold after she wrongly identified him had NO idea she made millions off the story while he lived in windowless squalor after finishing 16-year jail sentence" (Smith).

More evidence that we are suffering under Peak Khazar  (i.e., Peak Blackmail/Peak Bribery), it is unmistakable:  "Australia slaps ‘terrorist’ label on all of Hezbollah":
"Hezbollah poses a “real” and “credible” threat to Australia, Karen Andrews, the country’s home affairs minister, said on Wednesday."