by Pepe Escobar for Sputnik International
This is the way the Obama administration ends; not with a bang, but a pathetic whimper.
Queen of War Hillary “We Came, We Saw, He Died” Clinton’s campaign – fully supported by President Obama – spent a whopping $1.2 billion and floundered ignominiously at the US presidential election. So Obama decided that the consolation “prize” is to order the “intelligence community” – a contradiction in terms – to conduct a “full review” of how the evil Russians handed out the Big Prize to Donald Trump.
Queen of War famously insisted throughout the campaign that “17 US intelligence agencies” confirmed Russian hacking of the Podesta emails, then slow-dripped – Chinese torture-style – day after day by WikiLeaks, revealing the slimy inner workings of the DNC. In fact there was no damning 17 intel agencies verdict, just a dodgy comment by further disgraced Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper offering no evidence whatsoever.
Now Amazon’s Jeff Bezos’ two-bit neocon-infested rag The Washington Post – once upon a time a decent newspaper – piles up, mouthing a sensationalist CIA spin according to which Langley has the Russians did maneuver to install their Manchurian, Trumpian candidate.
And this right after the same rag went the full McCarthy, promoting a long black list remix of websites/news agencies, Sputnik included, denounced as fifth columnists and/or propaganda ops. Further enhancing its already negative credibility – constantly boosted by the neocon/neoliberalcon ravings of its editorial pages – the Post to this day has not retracted its infantile, bogus “report”.
The intersection of The New McCarthyism and the CIA at the Post couldn’t be more predictable; after all Bezos’ Amazon is a major contractor with the CIA, thus configuring the Post as a key US deep state asset. So welcome to Washington’s alleged newspaper of record regurgitating a US government (USG) blacklist of American and foreign journalists.
One false flag too many
As for the CIA’s intel breakthrough, it amounts to the proverbial “senior US official” reassuring US public opinion that the “consensus view” of the “intelligence community” is that “individuals with connections with the Russian government” provided WikiLeaks with the Podesta emails. WikiLeaks had already debunked this narrative way back in October.
Now picture Langley hacks “secretly” briefing senators on Capitol Hill last week, breathlessly reassuring them the Russians did it. Yet even the Post’s shoddy report was forced to acknowledge the proverbial “senior US official” saying “there were minor disagreements…about the agency’s assessment” – as in no solid evidence of “the Kremlin ‘directing’ the identified individuals to pass the Democratic emails to WikiLeaks”.
So this is essentially old debunked news repackaged – with no supporting facts – as a powerful indictment, planted by the CIA on Washington’s alleged paper of record. No wonder the Trump transition team – under White House chief strategist Steve Bannon – duly punctured the CIA strategic balloon; “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.” Case closed. Go back to play with your plastic toys.
Even kindergarten hopefuls know, based on the historical record, that the USG as well as the CIA are specialized in lying non-stop. Sometimes the lies are cumulative, sometimes they contradict each other. Take the sarin gas attack in Ghouta in August 2013 – which propelled the USG to the brink of a renewed Shock and Awe on Syria.
US intel at the time was sure that Jabhat al-Nusra – a.k.a. al-Qaeda in Syria (or “moderate rebels”, according to the Beltway “consensus”) – was capable of producing sarin gas. And yet Obama insisted Bashar al-Assad had done it, thus violating Obama’s silly self-proclaimed red line. Straight out of the neocons-do-Iraq playbook, Obama picked intel to justify what would have been a war on Syria.
The fact was that the sarin gas was transferred to al-Nusra under the influence of notorious Bandar Bush – then tasked by the House of Saud to provoke regime change in Damascus by all means necessary. Bandar in fact was even more influential than the CIA; he was directly coordinating the handout of tons of cash and weaponizing to jihadists in Syria, as well as concocting false flags such as Ghouta. And all this after Obama himself had ordered, in early 2012, the CIA rat line through the Turkish-Syrian border of Libyan weapons destined to supply the “moderate rebels”.
The bottom line is that Nobel Peace Prize Obama – lying through his teeth like a lowly neocon – had been on the brink of launching a full-scale war on Syria for a “crime” about which there was no evidence.
And the lies accumulate as the Obama administration’s elaborate Syrian plans flounder in the East Aleppo cauldron. This (in Arabic) is how the “moderate rebels” were expelled – revealing, in parallel, how Damascus profited from inside intel as myriad “rebel” outfits were fighting among themselves. This is about actual facts on the ground – not the relentless USG propaganda/psy ops campaign about evil Russians bombing hospitals.
The whimpering Obama administration is not over yet. Expect more sensational CIA exploits; more demonization of Russia; more weaponizing of “moderate” Syrian “rebels”; and even the odd false flag.
Don’t forget “Kuwaiti babies thrown from incubators”. It took nearly 2 years before the truth emerged. The tearful young girl in the Congressional hearing who “witnessed” it turned out to be the Kuwait Ambassador to Washington’s daughter, who was telling lie 100% fabricated and pushed into the US/NATO MSM by a US/Anglo PR firm. That lie instigated the final invasion of Iraq which ended with the murder of Saddam, a former “staunch ally” of the US gov’t. Insert here pic of Rumsfeld happily shaking hands with Saddam.
And how about Mahar Arrar, an innocent Canadian citizen, kidnapped by US operatives in 2002 from a JFK airport during a flight-change stopover and sent to Syria to be tortured… Bashar Assad was obviously still a “stanch ally” of the US at that point, Syria also having sent troops to fight in Iraq.
The US gov’t should change it’s official slogan to “Lies R US”.
Yes, nothing wrong with mentioning that about the Alawite Assads, they’re not so unlike Erdogan, in spite of the demonizing and smear campaign against the latter by the JM$M. More likely both were simply forced to collaborate with the AngloZionist tyrants/terrorists to a certain extent.
They’ve always been monstrous pathological liars. In the US especially since 1913 (Wilson/Fed). The CIA is just an affiliate of the MI6. Don’t forget them organizing and lying the US into WWI, the CIA (e.g. the Nazi Dulles brothers/Bushes), MI6, and the JM$M, organizing the Hitler Project, and lying the Germans into WWII.
The black Nazi house negro in the White House is clearly a monstrous fraud and shouldn’t be called Obama, which is an insult to the real Obamas in Kenya. The charlatan is clearly the Marxist/ISIS radical, son of a whore, Barry Davis. Joel Gilbert recently, very convincingly, made that clear again at Alex Jones’ Infowars: https://youtu.be/Qc0gm_1bl9c
Really.. quoting Infowars and birther Joel Gilbert? Credibility shot right there. More meandering “logic” sprinkled with little bits of actual info.
Well, as far as I’m concerned Infowars and Joel Gilbert have a lot more credibility than most other media (plus you after such an ‘educated’ lousy meaningless remark, but you suit yourself, try).
“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool” – William Shakespeare
However, just to prove a point, @ Laika: Other than to add one more twig to the forest of Obama’s lies and misdeeds, the birther aspect is now inconsequential. Yes, IF true he should not have been allowed to run, but he was allowed and gibbering about it now is a waste of time…
Not sure what else Obama could have done to “prove” his point… maybe his mother should have ensured all humans on earth were either at his birth or were directly informed of it so we could all be sure that when he became POTUS we knew it was true he was a citizen. Or we could just look at his birth certificate and birth announcement, which he finally provided after being harassed for years over this.
But wait, the opinion of some people matters more than others, and there’s no more firm an advocate than a convert.
In March 2011, during an interview on Good Morning America, Donald Trump said he was seriously considering running for president, that he was a “little” skeptical of Obama’s citizenship.
On September 16, 2016, Trump stated “President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period.”
As much as Trump’s only valid claim to the Presidency is that he’s not H. Clinton, he is nothing if not pragmatic… at a minimum he figured out Obama’s birthplace/citizenship POTENTIAL issues are not the most important, or even a marginally important “truthiness” problem with Obama’s time in the Oval Office. And were of zero importance going forward, even before the election. In other words, not a distraction even media-grandstander-in-chief Trump was interested in using anymore.
I leave it to Saker readers/genuine posters to decide if your birther story/sources are credible, and I’d guess you already know the odds on that, especially if they look into the background of the “journalists”/site you refer to. In 2011 Gallop found of 1018 US citizens polled, 13% definitely or probably believed a birther option, while 65% thought definitely or probably Obama was born in the US.
And if your birther sources can’t accept VERY strong factual evidence they are most probably wrong on what is now a moot point, how does that reflect on the rest of the “journalism” they push? Poorly. As it also reflects on your credibility.
You will find that many of these trolls of the two varieties, citing this “source” many times as a source, and, since the so called source is characterized mainly by its hatred discourse you will find that they are agressive and offensive, bordering the plain nazi racist discourse and never do any elaborated post, only name calling and finally they always mix nazism with Communism/ marxism.
No attacking other commenters. Please respect the sites moderation policy. This conversation needs to be shut down as its getting personal and going off-topic. Mod
Ah! and finally they are all curiously keen on Shakespeare…..
This video, a question answer by Stimulator, includes some interesting points, although you could not agree with all what he says, but some answers are truth as huge as a handle:
Link removed. If other commenters wish to go to youtube and watch the video – that is there perogative.Mod
Sorry, not biting. I don’t post videos to youtube, but if it is like most blogging software, the “owner” of the “blog/channel” can see a lot of stats about who looks at specific pages. IIRC, youtube also has (maybe removed now?) a feature to automatically redirect video link clicks to play on external pages. Or maybe you’re just hoping I’d click on the external site links often provided on the youtube page, where the external page owner can see all the IP addresses of those who click the link.
And since I could find near zero independent referring web presence for some one named Stimulator or simply Stim, well-known for insightful answers birther questions, I would caution readers and especially other posters against clicking on such obscure links.
If I didn’t know better, I’d almost think you were on a phishing expedition.
Yes, you are right, and , so, as I have said, although this Stim make some interesting points, and despite of finding some of his videos telling some truths in a funny way, just the other day I could see one video of him talking good about the White Helmets, so, too much for a supposed anarchist…
I was warned by my brother about viewing videos on Youtube, he told me that this way I was putting my computer open to indiscrete sights, and so he adviced to download any video instead, but, finally I do not feel like to download everything I find/watch and I continue the same, totally outlandish from y part, I guess…Not to mention that I continue using Windows, so, you can conclude that I decided to use my time to read/watch as much as I can in the net before getting offline again, as has happened to me several times already, losing in the way amounts of links/bookmarks. Which of these links was infected? Who knows?…
I even followed some advices on net security from people here which led me to the same Google places…
So, any of you should proceed as you want/feel, of course.
Anyway I find much more dangerous to have any Facebook/Twitter/Linkedin account, that I have not, and there you have all people, except me, having one, or even several of them.
What about even being here, in this blog, which some over there assume being viewed by ” all the security services out there” and right now highly populated by trolls?
So, in the end, should we be giving up using the internet totally to avoid any danger of being blacklisted/attacked, well, whatever…?
I’m not so special that any spy/black-op agency would chase me down if they ever managed to hack Saker’s posting logs.
And my guess that’s true for most who comment here.
Getting readers/posters to click on low-traffic/captive page links is amateur-hour stuff, even though such trolls can wreak havoc in someone’s personal life many ways. And you’re putting up the links, without knowing exactly who Stim is and what’s his game. I read Saker for over a year before I posted a comment.
Give up the internet? And lower the amount of noise the NSA, Google et. al. has to intercept, store and cram through their search algorithms? Choke them to death on the bogus results of their Artificial Intelligence analysis, somewhere along the line a human has to look at the output and try to figure out if it’s worth the resources to even look at someone in real life.
I always wondered why Iraqi soldiers were so hot to steal incubators.
It’s as if invading Kuwait wasn’t bad enough, the Iraqis were really mean, too.
Um, the incubator bit was a lie. A deliberate, US-created and delivered lie.
Historically, Kuwait was bundled together with Iraq by successive Empires and Caliphates since 224 AD. When the Portuguese showed up in the late 1500’s it got separated. So in Saddam’s eyes (and most Iraqis), Kuwait was to Iraq as Crimea is to Russia, as Cuba is to the US. Of course the Saudis also thought the same, so who would the US back… Iraq or the Saudi’s grabbing Kuwait, or Kuwait staying separate… now we know, but back then?
When the US didn’t specifically disagree with Saddam when he said he wanted to reunite Kuwait and Iraq, he thought the US would not interfere. And he was a “staunch ally”, shaking hands with Rumsfeld. Surprise!!! the US is a bunch of warmongering lowlife liars.
I know many people who will not fly over the USA, especially to change flights.
No one can know for certain what the Ukro-Zionist, formerly Canadian government can come up with next.
Right this very moment I’m watching obuma on the daily show with trevor noah just lying up a storm, it is shameful, and painful to even watch. Just 38 days left, and hopefully the woeful chapter in our history will begin to close.
I use lowercase for a reason.
Well, it looks like things are heating up, and progressive sites such as CounterPunch are tacitly giving their “permission” for “electors” (yes, they put that in quos) to look for reasons to refuse to vote as their own citizens have decided they should vote:
The screamng hysterial title sez it all.
I never read ‘CounterPunch’ (maybe nice try does), and I now remember why. It’s a ‘progressive’, Fabian site (e.g. Bliar & the likes). That article is unbelievable deceitful trash, full of distortions (e.g. there is no federal law, maybe not, but there are state laws), disinformation, and outright lies.
Ya Pepe; hold off on all your bets, until Trump’s firmly planted inside the White House, cause this rat wimp of a man Obama, may well be insane enough to yet take us all out with a big bang, alongside him, before his days end in the oval office.
Jeff Bezos through Amazon has a deal with the CIA worth 400 million dollars for the storage of data so the connection is deep.
The Washington post with the new con board want the wars to continue they wanted Hillary for that purpose.
What is happening now. Is a disgrace and that Obama stands in the middle of this shows what his true legacy is.
Undermining the next president is something I have never seen before in all my years
The American people are not awake to the danger
“Undermining the next president is something I have never seen before in all my years
The American people are not awake to the danger.”
The Jews in Charge have switched their millennia old goy-brainwashing project from ‘Snow Flake programing’ (since the 50s) to a hardcore, brute force modus.
The last ‘Antis’ the Zionist pushed were their ‘Fascist’ assets Mussolini & Hitler. What an overwhelming success it was for Zionism! My local newspaper still reviews every Holocaust survivor’s tale that gets published somewhere in the world on an almost daily basis…
And now the Clowns in Charge have singled out Donald Trump to be their new ‘Anti’. A highly dangerous, questionable choice. Trump will do everything to out-trick them.
All bets are off…
Well Bezos was just summoned to Trump Tower for an audience… one wonders if he’ll be as insulting in person as he was over the MSM. My guess is he’ll be offered a plum gov’t job and told to toe the Trumpian line or run afoul of the new “fake news law” that Congress is forcing through in the dying moments of Obama’s time. (holy unintended consequences Batman! that fake news accusation can cut both ways) Why not, Trump has loaded his cabinet with other equally reprehensible Wall Streeters and war-happy generals. It remains to be seen how short the choke-chain leashes will be…
Here in Canada the CBC national radio is a sewer pumping out non-stop anti-Russian shit 24/7. Every program of whatever nature has to incorporate some sort of slander against Putin or Russia into it’s airtime or the host/director may find themselves “looking for new opportunities”. For instance, the 10 PM news I listened to a couple of hours ago had five stories: all painting Russia as the murderer of orphans in Aleppo, the roadblock to peace in Syria, the secret manipulator of the US elections, and the source of all doping in the Olympics and sports in general.
I suspect the “Trump is Russia’s Manchurian Candidate” bullsh!t has multiple aims: first, to force Trump to “disprove” it by pursuing an anti-Russian line similar to Killary. Second, to set Trump up for assassination by a “misguided patriot” if need be, and third, to provide more fuel for ramping up the new Cold War (or even hot war) against Russia.
Talk about hypocrisy, though. Even though the propaganda is mostly for internal consumption in the US itself, even there it must be transparently clear, at least to the 10 percent of the population whose brow is occasionally furrowed by a thought, that this is a classic case of the Pot calling the Kettle black as the US itself is interfering 24/7/365 in elections in every other country in the world, and the CIA and FBI interfered illegally in their own election.
The Canadian Parliament needs to be disinfected after the Biden (pedeofile) and the Ukrainian women pilot (murderer) spoke in the House of Commons.
Just quit watching. I swore off CBC after it’s BS infested coverage of the Ukraine/Maidan event.
Yup, Trudeau has not stopped one heinous Harper policy/deal.
War vehicles to Saudis? check
Sign Harper negotiated secret trade deals? check
Maintain support for the Kiev junta and send troops/aircraft to Iraq, Latvia and Poland on US orders? check
Oppose the BDS movement? check
Approve pipelines? check (Northern Gateway was already abandoned by Harper as it was major funded by China to move Chinese-developed Tar Crap product to the Cdn coast, bypassing US control.)
Maintain/increase secret domestic spying/5-Eyes systems/policies, no revision/repeal of C-51? check
Prevaricating on electoral reform? check
Foot dragging on pot legalization, ending war-on-drugs? check
Just to name a few lowlights
So the Trudeau gov’t is just a policy continuation of the Harper gov’t, but with a leader who takes better selfies.
This is exactly what Kelly Leach wants to do – close CBC. Knowing Kelly personally, she might do it.
Since you know her personally, it is your job to see she never gets the chance to lead the Harper party of racists, homophobes and US-warmongering sycophants. Surely you could distract her with shiny objects and cute stuffed toys until she wanders off in search of another country to screw up. Worked for Harper going to Las Vegas to “advise” the pre-Trump Repuglicans on how to “win” elections.
No, no, could not “distract” her to stay a surgeon ( she was good), too much political ambitions. But if she is elected to lead Harper’s party she will close CBC.
Well maybe she should have stuck to surgery, she sucks as a politician. Or did she lose her “touch” with a scalpel and was no longer physically/mentally capable, so being an MP was still no-brainer easy-pay tax-money? If Harper, who never held a real job after leaving the mailroom at Imperial Oil (the one his top executive daddy pulled strings to get him) could become PM, why not eh? At least Leach didn’t fail out of UofT after 2 months like Harper, who decided the mailroom was too lowly and then went to what was the last-chance-U of the West, UofCalgary. 1,000s of youngsters graduate from UofT every year, most in Honours (4-year) programs. Harper’s UofCalgary 3 yr BA and 2 yr M-Econ simply don’t come close to the equivalent at UofT. “Real” economists go to one of the Top Cdn U’s, or the “best” (or worst, if you’ve read Confessions of an Economic Hitman or observe the US Fed) go to Chicago. Just put that out there in case anyone harbours wet dreams of Little Prince Stevie riding back to the rescue of the CON Party if he can’t land the UN job he was jonesing for (won’t Blair EVER retire?) And what DID Stevie say to Melinda Gates that got him dropped from consideration for the anti-reproductive-rights-cover job of “Maternal Health” at the UN? Or maybe she just though he was “icky” like most intelligent Canadians do now?
I feel better, for as long as Leach makes her intentions towards CBC plain in her campaigning, she won’t ever win. The only worse move would be to tell Canadians she was going to simply make what’s left of our Public Health system a subsidiary of ObamaCare Incorporated.
But wouldn’t be the first time a CONservative lied about their true intentions on the hustings.
Haven’t watched Pete Mansbridge for years. Gave up. Cbc is only good for local stuff. And that only online. I don’t have a TV anymore. Love from Saskatoon.
I quit watching CBC a long time ago – all the pro-Israel, anti Palestinian, US State Department echo chamber bull shite – it was too much. Canada is pretty much the most obsequious vassal state the US has… until that changes, I remain unplugged from the MSM ‘virtual neo-con reality’ matrix.
Obama was highly believed among racists, I remember blacks and anti-whites where hysterical with joy, they did care about his politics, only that he was not white, they called it a “post-white” era. His policies and background was not important, only his skin color, top EU/NATO institutions even gave him a peace price, before he had been elected(!) for the western elites, skin color says more then action. Anything that is not white is perfect.
Later, when it became blatantly clear even to the most dim witted racists that he was corrupt, most liberals continued to support him, while some start to say that “He was white on the inside” and “his mother was white, therefore he was not black” implying that corruption was a racially white trait and only the destruction and displacement of whites would end “imperalism” and “corruption.”
I actually rememeber thesker posting articles with such claims.
The same racists are now pissing themselves as an anti-establishment figure has been elected, and he is an “old white christian conservative male”. Must suck when your anti-white bigoted ideology comes tumbling down.
“Anti-establishment” figure ?
Or “Other establishment” figure ?
It takes two establishments for there to be the kind of polarity and conflict outlined above.
It’s a replay of George Wallace in 1968 (the last “deplorable” to seriously pose a political threat to the Masters of the Universe), only without the preemptive assassination attempt.
Well, there is probably pretty much never a figure rises to power that has no money and no support from rich people to start with. Establishment is the ruling political order and their backers.
If you consider anyone that is a millionaire or billionaire to be part of the establishment then there is no anti-establishment. Even the communists during the revoltion and civil war in Russia had support from billionaires and oligarchs.
Do you think that perhaps, like a Czar or Bourbon King, and unlike the creatures from the black lagoon of Arkansas – the Clintons’- Donald Trump will be free of the need or desire to enrich himself?
True. But if an Establishment is a group with similar views that acts in unison to influence the outcomes of events, then it looks like “deplorables” are one :)
And yet today we have Ray McGovern STILL saying that Obama was “mousetrapped” into threatening war on Syria back in 2013.
Some people still don’t get it.
Obama introduced THREE UNSC Resolutions with Chapter 7 language in them authorizing war on Syria, just like he did with Libya. Only Russia and China vetoes prevented Obama from starting a war with Syria back in 2012 or earlier.
McGovern conveniently ignores this fact.
“Are we there yet…????”
With no skin in the game
I sat on the fence watching
The shame go on show;
Two clowns for a row…
Change was in the air
It was clear to most
But the Clinton cult, and
Odd MSM PR host…
But now it’s all done
And very far from fun
Suffering these demented
Political criers and deniers …
All this post-election palava
Makes one thing crystal clear
“Thank, God!” that crazy bitch has
No Whitehouse ship’s wheel to steer…
But on a more serious note
These childish anti-Trump antics
Simply demote the DNC’s credibility
Below any possible standing…
And confirm to many the wisdom
Of democratic process — just imagine
Two terms of this shrill after 8 years
Of an empty suit in da House!
They came, they saw, they voted…
She fluffed, and stuffed, and bloated
Ms American pie done flopped ‘n floated
Away into irrelevant time…(we hope)
This fruit cake was not
For the baking!
“Are we there yet?”
The kids are crying …
No, not even started…
Adults in the room taking
Their seats; belts on please:
Sheep ‘n goats being parted.
Why do you think even most of the big names who *pretend* to be on our side say you *must* believe the official Tony Blair conspiracy theory about 9/11- and that only total ‘idiots’ know that 9/11 was an ‘Operation Northwoods’ identical false-flag.
Name *one* big personality you *think* is on our side who declares 9/11 was a false-flag. Galloway says you are a “dangerous nutter” if you think that (yet there are people here who will attack me for reminding you of this). Chomsky says your are out of your mind if you think this. Tony Benn said only the terminally stupid claimed this. All three demonised *us* as “tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy trash”- yet the usual suspects tell you to worship Chomsky, Benn and Galloway.
My point with respect to the article above is anyone telling you to dismiss Obama as a helpless hasbeen, and assume Trump is a shoe-in is pretending 9/11 never happened as it did, and therefore couldn’t happen again as an out-pouring of the true power of the demons, when they are determined to get their way. Obama has set every attack dog against Trump in the last week. Michael Moore, in barely coded language, called for the Deep State to find a ‘lone nut’ who would assassinate Trump before the 20th Jan. And yet certain people, who *claim* to be with us, are telling us to look the other way because Obama is a ‘wimp’ or a ‘lame duck’.
They did 9/11. Think about that- think about what that really means. Too many of us find thinking about 9/11 like looking straight into the Sun. An evil so bright you just want to turn away. But 9/11 was a tiny example of the extent of their power, when they feel they have enough emotional backing from the sheeple. And how many sheeple in this world loath Trump with every fibre of their being?
And if they 9/11 Trump- which seems more are more likely- the Republican that replaces him will prove at least as useful as Obama. Never forget, it was the Republican party that original planned to run a hopeless ‘pigmy’ against Clinton so Clinton was 100% sure to win.
We’ve had a lot of victories in 2016- which is why the zionist mainstream media and the Soros fake indy media is describing 2016 as the “worst in recent memory”. But encouraging us to let our guard down using the propaganda trick of telling us to laugh at the ‘patheticness’ of our enemies is going to give the demons a chance to get right back on track. [emphasis added]
Far from being a joke, I am afraid this is going to end badly.
I am afraid you could be right.
We are waltzing toward the edge, jingle bells ringing, people singing carols, etc.
This is the scariest Christmas I can recall.
I think highly of Wayne Madsen. He calls a spade a spade in this article in which he calls out the CIA for blatant interference in the election and continuing threats to the transition:
The CIA is the actual villain in the 2016 presidential election, just as it has been the villain in every major domestic and foreign scandal involving the United States since 1947. The problem with the CIA is that for the past 70 years it has held sway over almost every facet of America’s political, social, religious, entertainment, and educational life. As described in this author’s newly-released book, «The Almost Classified Guide to CIA Proprietaries, Front Companies & Contractors», the CIA has stamped its insidious imprimatur on every sector of American society, including the media. It is the CIA’s remote-controlled media, with its «fake news» and its pushing of the CIA’s «fake intelligence», that is victimizing the American people. President Trump’s first action as commander-in-chief should be a complete shake-up of the CIA with the goal of doing what President Kennedy vowed to do with the «bastards» who ran the agency: splinter it in a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds. The CIA were bastards in the early 1960s and they continue to be bastards today. Trump should fire every one of the bastards on January 20, 2017.
CIA Director William J. Casey: “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” (Feb., 1981)
So as Tevye says (Fiddler on the Roof), “Why should today be different ?”
No, not fire them all just like that, because they’ll quite probably join forces and go rogue and become a kind of mafia. Best would be to put them to work in a reeducation internment facility. Trump could use FEMA camps for that purpose.
That’s exactly how I’m feeling deep down in my gut. She it! Just barely got over the stress of a harbinger election and now the Grinch (warmonger from Hell) threatens to steal Christmas.
Sadly sounds more true than not.
The US elites have gone totally insane. And we may be “very well” be on the verge of a coup,and civil war. If this coup attempt fails. Trump will need to take measures to bring these traitors to justice. With long prison sentences applied.The total idiot and traitor in this “repulsive” video,is “actually” a TV presenter with the MSM. He will need to be removed,arrested,and tried after January 20th. Allowing treason like this to go unpunished would leave the country in danger. I thought I had seen it all in my life.But no,this beats it all:
Yes, totally insane. Stark raving mad. Olberman had always been strange, but he kept getting worse, and now he has fallen off the edge.
For years I’ve been posting things saying it’s all going to hell and the lunacy is growing, and if people don’t put an end to it the (official) country will implode — and now it’s here. The addict does not believe he is mortal — thinks he is not addicted and can ‘handle it’.
Somewhere along the way I became no longer an American — still live here and have citizenship, but any sense of identity as an American is long gone. I am even losing a sense of identity as a part of the human species — I’m stuck in the form, but can’t say I fully feel ‘human’ — humans are mostly just too illogical, crazy, idiotic, and blind, and too evil. It’s like a zombie movie where those around me are turning into living dead — and no one seems to notice.
I suppose this may be a common reaction when a society and culture collapses, among those few who notice it happening. ‘Alienation’ — but it’s the others who are turning into aliens, even if I (we few?) am the one feeling isolated.
Some of it simply the facades and roles can’t be maintained, and as things come closer to the critical points pretenses break down as the reality intrudes on the ‘thin (but comfortable) veneer of civilization’.
“I’m stuck in the form, but can’t say I fully feel ‘human’ ”
You are definitely human, don’t worry about that.
I know the feeling of alienation. Question is, are we the patients in the Asylum, or are we the nurses?
Both my wife an me often feels that we are surrounded by alien species in our small community (1472 “souls” many – many square kilometers).
However, they (teh others) somehow feel that we are different, and real (in a sense), and take us very seriously, (except for the really lost ones that burned our house down, burned my truck, and generally slanders all over the place).
We feel we have a positive impact on quite a few people here, and stand our ground.
So, we are some kind of nurses, not angels I admit.
I did read your reply to my small offer. and it was as I expected, so I’m ok with that. Should you, however the circumstances change your mind. Offer stands forever.
I know cats
You may very well be spot-on regarding coup/civil war. I’ve been screaming at the top of my internet lungs much of what Twilight pointed-out. They did 9/11. No thing is beyond their capacity or capability. Money is no object. They print it. They push a button and zero-out your account if they so choose. It means nothing to them to murder millions or ruin the futures of millions, and so on.
Expect it to get veeeewy intewesting between now and January 20th. Most of what they are doing now is preemption… the setup. They killed JFK, for christ sakes. (Ever wonder why JFK, Jr. called his magazine George?) If anyone can muster the delusion that they are not willing/planning to short-sheet T-rump… they are psychotic. All the signals are flashing. This is just the cartoon before the movie. Expect them to ramp-up the rhetoric exponentially each day closer to zero-point. Could even be a major false-flag. On a side note, I saw a chart today reflecting what the alphabet agencies regard as mass murders (more than 4 killed, perhaps) and prior to Barry Sotero’s eight years in which 162 events occurred, the next highest number was 23 in Clinton’s two terms. Wow.
You know they are going to do something. Expect the Electoral Collage (sp intentional) to be interesting as well. It’s got to be part of their efforts to disrupt to create further division of the populace. The old Hegelian dialectic. It’s become blatantly obvious to even the ignorant and uninformed that they are getting desperate. I became disenfranchised long ago but would be remiss to neglect to watch what’s happening. I’m convinced that to observe and witness these events is part of why I’m here at this time. It’s why we are all here. I don’t fear what might result, but am currently working to determine what actions to take… or not.
@blue & Arrow..
Sounds right on the money to me, unfortunately!
First, O’Bummer is a punk. He has no balls and he lies fluidly. Second, by any religious standard, he is a murderer and is on his way to hell.
The main fears of the Demo-Publicans, whom collude privately and fake competition publically, is their COMMON FEAR that:
an OUTSIDER may get controntrol of the Department of Justice;
an OUTSIDER may reveal their treason relative to 9/11;
that an OUTSIDER will cut their budgets and confiscate their criminally obtained assets;
that an outsider will reverse the corruption in the US military command;
that an OUTSIDER will reestablish THE RULE OF LAW.
“an OUTSIDER may reveal their treason relative to 9/11;”
Personally I think this is a biggie, a big reason why the Deep State doesn’t want an outsider to get into the inner sanctum. From this p.o.v. Trump may be “establishment” in a way, because he is rich, etc., but I doubt that he is “one of them.”
But as a player in NYC real estate he may already know or suspect something.
I may very well be completely off-base (obviously). But maybe it would be Trump doing the blackmailing instead of the other way around . . . Truly, the clash of the vulcans.
I think it is good that Trump has (I think) surrounded himself with old-line military types.
What if someone presented hard evidence that 9/11 was an inside job — I think ‘lihop’ let it happen with the aid of various agents from other parts of the world, and some ‘helpful’ actions like shutting down normal defense, etc.? Let’s say documents, emails, some videos and testimony by some involved or close to it? Who would he present that to? And what would happen? Would much of anything change? Who would believe it (in the storm of the politicians, media, and so forth who would deny it, cry ‘conspiracy theorists’, — Putin hacks, etc.)? Who would even pay attention to such evidence which would destroy their world view if they accepted it? How many would even hear about it, and from where, if there was no mini-series in prime time? How many would even hear what was said or see what was shown?
There is already plenty of evidence that it didn’t happen as the official story says, and plenty who just dismiss all of it, or refuse to think about it. The ghosts would likely be dismissed as a bit of ‘undigested beef’ as Scrooge did with Marley and the Christmas ghosts — Dickens use of his transformation as a plot device is rather unrealistic, actually. Denial, denial…– that’s the common mode. And the stronger the evidence the more defensive of their beliefs most people would be, and more they would deny and ignore it. It isn’t evidence, in general, which changes peoples’ beliefs, even what they see with their own eyes. It’s emotion, propaganda, what they want to believe, and the critical mass of what others say, which determines what they believe. (And as Winston Smith, at the end of the book, they love Big Brother.)
You may be right.
But I am not so sure.
There is a difference between “1/3 of American citizens don’t believe the official story” and an “official’ admission that the story is or may not be true.
You can be sure that if Trump said this, it would be covered.
Not saying that he would, and if you reread my post I suggested not this, but the possibilty of Trump’s using any knowledge he or his cabinet gain as a source of pressure.
I wonder what some of those military bigwigs think. Any “stand down” orders in the closet?
But he could threaten to convene another, real, investigation.
Also, there are plenty of skeletons in closets still regarding the JFK assassination.
If Obama suddenly decided to isntruct the CIA to conduct an investigation of the election as a way to discredit Trump, I see no reason why Trump can’t convene some committee (obviously, not the CIA!) with people chosen by, say, Flynn, to reopen invesetigations of both the Kennedy assassination and 9/11. Regading the latter, if Engdahl and his sources are right, this would be a good way to expose a lot of Clinton shenanigans.
But isn’t Trump now trying to pick a war with China? If so, what is the difference between the Queen of War and the Trump of War besides the difference in choice of adversary?
I don’t think so, he’s just putting on a tough stance and posture while positioning himself at the bargaining table to get a better trade deal.
It seems Fox is building up some kind of hype that Trump will do some thing about trade with China in his first 100 days.
So far, Taiwan is not taking bait, South east asia countries are not taking Baib. Lets see what come out of it.
For quite some time now, quite some people in US think they should strike China while they still able to get away with it, and leave Russia along. They seems find a home in Trump admin.
Lets see what going to happen. With the cabinet Trump has, Trump is going to make America Third World Again! and taking it back to 20th century.
The deck is stacked and the stage is set, and there’s little Trump or his cabinet can do but just witness the show, regardless of the players. Look around and you will find that the entire house of cards is beginning to fall. The world is experiencing a perfect storm of incidents and circumstances unlike any time in known history. The entire fraudulent, fiat financial system (3 f’s unintentional) is in the final days. The world is just waiting for the other shoe to drop. Ray B was spot-on about Trump’s intentions with regard to China. He’s setting-up for the “deal.”
I think you both are likely right. However, he does have a lot China hawks in his circle, and it is very stupid to use Taiwan as bargain chip. Who would want to deal with him after this?
I agree with you that there is nothing positive that Trump can do, especially by the US going it alone. The US needs help to make itself great again.
But the US is too arrogant and hubristic about being number one to see that. Just read the hubris now coming from Yellen about the US economy.
But I believe that America will come to its senses soon and ‘ask’ for help without been seen to be asking for help. That the Hillarator was rejected testify to this i.e. Americans can come back a certain degree to their senses. May God Almighty have mercy on the US.
But in the meantime, it must be made to cease and desist in its bloody adventures and trouble-making around the world. The house of cards, if it is indeed a house of cards, must first fall and those responsible with it, before America could rebuild and make itself great again.
And Trump needs China’s help to cushion the coming transition. Xi, if I read him correctly, is more tnan willing to help, sans using Taiwan as a bargaining chip.
Spot-on about the house of cards. Many have been speaking about “taking America back.” What would you have if that occurred? A corrupt system that was designed to stay corrupt. It cannot be “fixed.” You know what they say, “Do as you’ve always done, you get what you always got.” The house has to fall (fail) and be replaced. What will be critical is if Trump can successfully convince China, Russia, etc., that it would be in everyone’s best interest if they helped that “transition.” No?
It will be interesting to witness what he does regarding U$ sponsoring terrorism and genocide. If he “reels it in” as he promised, the resulting goodwill could be significant. If not, it’ll be a rough ride. The alphabet agencies are at war with each other now but Trump, if he is as good at “the art of the deal” as he thinks, the rogue CIA (at odds with the DOD and the FBI) must be brought back into the fold… or scattered to the winds. I would prefer the latter. State will be completely different than Lurch Kerry and pathological liars Nuland and John Kirby. Just some thoughts.
Yeah, Russia and China should help Trump ease America into its ‘transition’ to make it great again, although not to feed its ego about being always No. America needs another definition of ‘greatness’ that should encompass the idea of generosity of heart and charity.
J, I think China may humour Trump with some trade deals. But what will really help to make US great again is real innovation and market growth both in the US and globally. China and the whole world would welcome some real US and EU economic competition/cooperation with China in third world and emerging markets in the Indo-Pacific, Middle-East, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia and in Russia, Africa and South and Latin America, not to mention in China, US and EU as well. Even desruptive competition is welcome but not destructive bashing.
LOL. Now it looks like China took it seriously, and rightly so. Lets see what Trump and Neo-con will come up with.
J, looks like China is reacting badly over Trump’s phone call with Taiwan’s Tsai. There is better than even chance of fireworks. China will at least tweek the US nose over this.
And Tsai likely will have to pay the piper over the repercussions on Taiwan economy. It was not prudent of Tsai to let herself to be used as a pawn and made the telephone call to Trump – which was very likely prearranged by Trump.
The Chinese seizure of the US Navy’s UUV will show ASEAN and the world who is in charge in the SCS, especially when the seizure took place just off the shores of the Subic base which the US had been using under the visitng forces agreement with Duterte’s predecessor – Aquino III.
Also the rapid ramping up of military capabilities on the China’s new islands in the SCS amount to a virtual seizure and assertion of authority/sovereignty in the SCS.
This way Obama Regime ends. This way DJ Trump Regime begins. Hurrey !!!
Nothing new under the sun. Different DJ to play the same songs.
Long live President Assad Administration.
How long Assad lives depends on if Trump gets in, or otherwise if Putin can draw a red line and call Hillary’s bluff.
I am an American, and I can attest that no one here with a shred of intelligence believes “the Russians” are responsible for “hacking” the US Presidential election.
Which is to say, only Hillary Clinton and her brain-dead supporters believe it.
But even they know they are lying! In a fortuitous twist of fate, in the last weeks before the election Donald Trump was reticent to affirm that he would accept the outcome. Trump thought there was potential for fraud, that the election was “rigged”. This prompted an outburst of scorn and outrage from Mrs. Clinton and President Obama, both of whom vociferously proclaimed that there was absolutely nothing amiss, the election was secure and it was absolutely impossible for there to be any tampering with it!
And then Trump emerged the victor.
Suddenly Hillary Clinton and President Obama discovered, to their horror, the evil Russkies had in fact “hacked” the election! The black evil hand of Putin had interfered and plucked victory from Mrs. Clinton, to elect the dangerous madman Trump (for reasons which they fail to explain – presumably fear of facing Mrs. Clinton)
A load of nonsense!
I look forward to putting the stupidity of the Obama years behind us.
I don’t know if this pic will post, but apparently the CIA has uncovered photographic evidence that Putin is behind the DNC and Podesta hacks!
There’s plenty of whimpering going on and the presstitute media is right behind it doling out as much Trump and Putin smearing as they can manage. The Aleppo defeat clearly has added to the humiliation.
Wounded Neocons, while generally stupid, could be very dangerous in the ‘scorched earth’ sense.
Is it possible to overturn the Trump election, impeach him, precipitate a nuclear level false flag that would invoke martial law and delay permanently his election -or simply ‘Kennedy’ him?
Or is it all playing out in a larger game and (almost) everyone has been deceived?
We live in interesting times.
FOX NEWS: Sheriff Arpaio Investigation Proof Positive Obama Birth Certificate is a “FAKE”
GET HIM JOE!!
Smoking out the DNC insider leakers with a Russian hacker panic would be one hell of a bang.
Craig Murray has already fessed up on the Daily Mail, as reported by TheDuran. All they need now is the courier and then the insider leakers.
Anti-Russian ops would proceed as normal, by why not leverage more utility out of them.