March 03, 2016
Russia Is 'Weaponizing' ... Everything
NATO Commander Breedlove agrees, naturally, with LunaticOutpost.com.
Russia is 'weaponizing' everything: robotic cockroaches, MS Word files, Jedi mind tricks, Soviet history and Syrian immigrants. Whatever one might think of.
- NATO commander: Russia ‘weaponizing’ Syrian immigrants - World Tribune, March 2016
- Russia accused of ‘weaponizing’ Syria refugees - CNBC, February 2016
- Russian Hackers Used Weaponized Word Files to Infect Ukraine's Power Grid - Softpedia, Jan 2016
- Russian Hackers May Have Weaponized The Grid, And It’s Got US Intel Spooked - Daily Caller, January 2016
- Russian “Weaponized Default” Will Cause Financial Collapse Of Entire Western World - Satu Insan, January 2016
- Russia's Population Is Being Weaponized - RealClearWorld, December 2015
- From commodification to weaponization: the Russian language as ‘pride’ and ‘profit’ in Russia's transnational discourses - International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, December 2015
- “Weaponizing” Federalism? Russia and the Debate on Federalism/Decentralization in Ukraine and Other Post-Soviet States” - Ukrainian-Canadian Congress, December 2015
- Weaponized AK47 NAILGUN - Russian Life Hack (vid) - Youtube, November 2015
- Weaponized Default: Russia's Ultimate Answer to Western Aggression? - Russia Insider, September 2015
- Russia May Soon Have Weaponized Robotic Cockroaches - Modern Notion, September 2015
- Russia Has Weaponized Its National Trauma - ReadRussia, September 2015
- Putin Has Weaponized Soviet History - Newsweek, July 2015
- WEAPONIZATION OF FINANCE: Russia is turning to the Chinese yuan - Business Insider, June 2015
- How Vladimir Putin Weaponized Russia’s Media - Defense One , April 2015
- Hearing: Confronting Russia’s Weaponization of Information - Foreign Affairs, April 2015
- Weaponizing Weather: Russia And North Korea Might Be Able To Control The Weather, CIA Allegedly Fears - Inquisitr, Feb 2015
- The Menace of Unreality: How the Kremlin Weaponizes Information, Culture and Money - The Interpreter, November 2014
- Russia Is Weaponizing Jedi Mind Tricks - Vice News, April 2014
- The Russians Have Weaponized Photoshop - Global Voices, March 2014
- Whistleblower says Russians got antigravity weaponized spaceships - Lunatic Outpost, August 2012
- Weaponizing the Russian language in Latvia again - Thoughts From Latvia, December 2011
- WEAPONIZING NATIONALITY: AN ANALYSIS OF RUSSIA’S PASSPORT POLICY IN GEORGIA - International Law Journal, Summer 2010
- More on Neo-Soviet Russia Weaponizing Psychiatry - Publius Pundit, August 2007
Posted by b on March 3, 2016 at 07:46 AM | Permalink
The weaponized Western propaganda.
Posted by: nmb | Mar 3, 2016 8:00:06 AM | 1
AmeriKan elites showing they are ever desperate for an eternal enemy...or as a distraction from their own corruption. Delay that "off with their heads" moment forever if possible.
Posted by: farflungstar | Mar 3, 2016 8:06:58 AM | 2
Simple projection--accusing the other of one's own malicious agenda.
Posted by: Berry Friesen | Mar 3, 2016 8:36:46 AM | 3
Apparently the West still maintains the lead in weaponized actors (ht Penelope), weaponized extremists (ht Sy Hersh), and weaponized bullsh!t, so we're safe for now.
Posted by: Jackrabbit | Mar 3, 2016 8:43:31 AM | 4
Haw, haw, haw; a funny moment if it weren't so sick.
The west must have a formidable enemy to justify its hegemon and weapon's programs.
The new cold war and arms race; except Russia appears to be in the lead this time around...
I've never seen such a blatant demonetization of Russia since the early cold war years of the late 50's.
A thoroughly dumbed down America is the only reason they (the US machine) get away with this.
The rest of the planet is waking up to the bullshit; but it's taking far too long...
Posted by: V. Arnold | Mar 3, 2016 8:44:51 AM | 5
The mass production of faux news demonizing Russians invokes depictions of Orwell's nefarious Eurasians from whom the populace needed Big Brother for protection.
Posted by: metni | Mar 3, 2016 8:46:57 AM | 6
a million laughs, b...
and no ads, no donate button, no fund drives...
Posted by: john | Mar 3, 2016 8:56:09 AM | 7
What a dangerous country. Thank God the world has America to protect it. And thank heavens it weaponized depleted uranium for the benefit of all the countries it has liberated.
Posted by: Lysander | Mar 3, 2016 9:07:28 AM | 8
Don't laugh. Serious people take this stuff seriously.
Posted by: Secret Agent | Mar 3, 2016 9:12:39 AM | 9
And…according to the BBC on the top of hour news just now, electric power all over Syria is down. Wonder whose "weaponizing" is responsible for that?
It sounds like something the US likes to do….
Googled "power outage all over Syria March 3, 2016" also brings up that the internet has gone down state by state.
Might that presage some kind of attack? Or…what?
Posted by: jawbone | Mar 3, 2016 9:13:53 AM | 10
#9 That is the problem
Posted by: jo6pac | Mar 3, 2016 9:20:25 AM | 11
Thanks b; for a hefty giggles morning.
"Lunatic Outpost" sums up very nicely all those links. a Lunatic! at an Outpost !!!?
Good confirmation these planted articles are under the auspices of a certain 3 letter agency.
Shall we not Carry on and not be dumbed down?
Posted by: likklemore | Mar 3, 2016 9:48:53 AM | 12
9;Serious free people take this seriously.
I think that take is confined to the Zionists and their whores,as Trump says he can get along with Russia and the American people seem to agree.
The West caused this whole disaster of refugees,not Russia.
Wake up world,and give Frau Merkle a nudge in the right direction.Another lost human in the maze of Zion.
Posted by: dahoit | Mar 3, 2016 9:58:47 AM | 13
I see this as much as a decline in standards of journalism as a concerted political agenda.
Posted by: ralphieboy | Mar 3, 2016 10:38:53 AM | 14
@14 I agree. We live in the twitter age. Short attention spans and not many people want to read indepth analysis anyway. Catchy headlines only please.
Posted by: dh | Mar 3, 2016 10:47:07 AM | 15
A Fear for there,
a fear for here,
a fear for far,
a fear for near.
A fear for left,
a fear for right,
a fear for things
that go bump in the night.
A fear for high,
a fear for low,
there is also
a fear of snow.
In our stock of fear
there's one for every terror.
In our catalogue
we've a fear for every error.
For every fear,
for every phobe
there is something that covers
everything on this globe.
Posted by: Formerly T-Bear | Mar 3, 2016 10:51:06 AM | 16
When the only tool you (the U.S.) have is a hammer (war), everything looks like a nail (a weapon).
Posted by: Vietnam Vet | Mar 3, 2016 10:53:03 AM | 17
How do you say Oopsie in Yiddish ...
"The Lebanese defense minister says he will ask the government to take Iran’s past offers of military support seriously after Saudi Arabia’s recent decision to retract $4 billion in military aid.
Defense Minister Samir Moqbel said Lebanon had informed Iran of the decision which was to be studied at a cabinet meeting on Thursday.
“The Iranian side was informed that when sanctions were lifted on Iran, we would study the Iranian support for the army at the cabinet,” The Daily Star quoted him as saying."
source - http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/03/03/lebanon-mulls-irans-military-aid-offer/
Posted by: ALberto | Mar 3, 2016 11:02:40 AM | 18
Vicious hysterical spite, empty guff, hateful screaming, against Russia, just like US teens who hate jocks / prom queens, or on the other side bully nerds/ the shy, minorities, etc.
ralphie at 14 has it right.
The US MSM can vilify Russia all it likes, the facts on the ground remain. The US cannot attack Russia and win, and the pounding screechy vile condemnation changes…exactly nothing.
Posted by: Noirette | Mar 3, 2016 11:07:58 AM | 19
Those who can, Do.
Those who can't, Watch.
(and bitch from the sidelines).
Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Mar 3, 2016 11:20:40 AM | 20
ot - more propaganda bs from the same sources
this story has been making the rounds the past 3 or 4 days... they want to get as much mileage as possible.. did the picture of the bozo in front of the white house with the sign.. i guess breedlove or the zio machine paid him directly..
Posted by: james | Mar 3, 2016 12:34:25 PM | 21
did - dig..
Posted by: james | Mar 3, 2016 12:34:48 PM | 22
@18 Excellent development. Bibi's heart condition will worsen for sure..
Posted by: Lozion | Mar 3, 2016 12:45:27 PM | 23
Thank you, b. I know it's not ladylike to snort, but I couldn't help it; you tickled my funnybone. Talk about projection of one's own motives upon other States!
Jackrabbit, if this is an insult-- or even if it isn't-- could you explain what it means:
"Apparently the West still maintains the lead in weaponized actors (ht Penelope), weaponized extremists (ht Sy Hersh), and weaponized bullsh!t, so we're safe for now."
What is "ht Penelope"? And why am I a weaponized actor? All I can imagine is a large Brunhilda wearing a helmet bearing two large horns.(giggle) And Sy Hersh an extremist?
Y'know "jackrabbit" lends itself to some pretty funny caricatures, too.
Btw, have you ever seen a real Arizona jackrabbit? Not to be confused with the Desert Hare, who is much smaller. I swear to you the first time I saw one I thought it was a baby deer.
Posted by: Penelope | Mar 3, 2016 1:11:18 PM | 24
Shorter [pretty much all those articles]: Man shoots himself in foot, accuses Russia of weaponizing guns.
Posted by: shargash | Mar 3, 2016 1:20:44 PM | 25
As a true American, one should always as him/herself, has anything left in the world that is not weaponized by Russia? A good citizen and a journalist must find something that is not weaponized by Russia everyday to get his salary. Lets see, there are still millions of things that Russia can weaponized and writing about few only will not work. You don't have to do more research, check yourself and make sure you are not weaponized by Russia. If that is the case, please take a flight to Cuba and Gitmo is right there.
Posted by: Santa | Mar 3, 2016 1:32:42 PM | 26
BBC had a long interview with someone (American) an "ex-insider" on the GWOT and "where we went wrong" ... very in keeping with the above, he blames GWII historically and Obama's failure overwhelmingly to standby his "red line" threat of military intervention ...
Obviously, the war-faction is on the war-path, my only question is whether they can "wait" until after the election for WWIII or if they'd rather go to war with the administration they have ...
Also the BBC is also offering daily installments of some Iraqi's diary on life under ISIS (unsurprising and predictable) while Guardian has (unsurprising and predictable) photo spread on Yazidi's return to Sinjar province ... the only surprise is that with 5 children, the featured family is about to welcome a 6th, into a family on the move of 17 individuals (other families pictured are also enormous) ... The #1 family was going to go to Europe from Turkey but the boat sank so they decided to go home to Iraq (another stellar examplar for the immigrant-go-how crowd) ... probably the less said the better.
- Guardian photos
- BBC interview
Former chief strategist in the US State Department's Bureau of Counterterrorism, David Kilcullen, describes a catalog of errors he blames for the rise of the Islamic State group as well as western failures in the 'war on terror'.
Kilcullen is confident that Americans can be brought on board for military intervention if they can just be convinced of eventual "victory" because "we" hate to lose.... stupid is as stupid does ... Will have to find out who this guy is that the BBC gave him such air-time.
Posted by: Susan Sunflower | Mar 3, 2016 1:36:24 PM | 27
To continue to demonise Russia/Putin it's necessary to eliminate Trump
Posted by: From The Hague | Mar 3, 2016 1:37:07 PM | 28
This is what happens when you turn a noun into a verb.
Instead of weaponizing grammar, perhaps Breedlove should offer some explanation why NATO's "southern flank" was a key transit point for fighters, weapons and supplies to Deash and al-Nusra.
Posted by: jayc | Mar 3, 2016 1:44:36 PM | 29
ht = "hat tip"
I'm giving you credit for bringing the 'actors' to our attention and continuing to pursue it.
Not a smear or a dig or meant to be derogatory in any way.
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I am sarcastically taking the "West" to task for resorting to "weaponizing" things that make us less safe.
Posted by: Jackrabbit | Mar 3, 2016 1:45:31 PM | 30
Now that's a partner I want to invite into a coalition. Putins an idiot.
Posted by: tom | Mar 3, 2016 1:55:04 PM | 31
No mention from Breedlove about the United States 2015 record sales of military equipment to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE?
Breedlove is a zionist stooge.
Posted by: Bunghole | Mar 3, 2016 2:11:21 PM | 32
Roman Empire Part Two
Posted by: noman | Mar 3, 2016 2:39:18 PM | 33
:) even plants.. though the word weaponizing is not used:
Russian President Vladimir Putin 'to blame' for Giant Hogweed invading UK :
“RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin is to blame for the spread of the toxic Giant Hogweed plant in the UK, it has been claimed.”
—accompanied by horrific disgusting pix of the damage to innocent human kiddies
From the Daily Express, July 2015. (Not the Onion.)
Posted by: Noirette | Mar 3, 2016 3:21:39 PM | 35
Posted by: ALberto | Mar 3, 2016 3:40:12 PM | 36
In general, I do not like news item in video form, except for a particularly comely newsworthy person. Bibi does not fit in that exception.
Posted by: Piotr Berman | Mar 3, 2016 3:54:07 PM | 37
March 3, 2016 Today's 'You Can't Make This Stuff Up' entry ...
Wave of resignations sweep the Polish military
"The wave of resignations is not only bad news for Polish soldiers. In a few weeks, the first US units will arrive in Poland to take part in the Anakonda 2016 exercise (scheduled for June 7-17). The US decided to send a record number of 10 thousand soldiers to Poland. Addition 3 thousand will be contributed by other NATO countries. These exercises are supposed to serve as a great demonstration of NATO’s unity and power prior to the July NATO summit in Europe.
The decimation of the command system right before such an important event is fatal news which will no doubt be noticed, and not only by Poland’s allies. The US has already requested the Ministry of Defense to explain how this news is to be interpreted, and whether it will influence the exercises and further military cooperation. The Ministry so far has not issued a response."
source - https://southfront.org/a-wave-of-resignations-sweeps-the-polish-military/
Posted by: ALberto | Mar 3, 2016 3:56:32 PM | 38
Looks as if there is A PLAN and it is coming together ...
check out this statement - "The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country."
Iraqi PM - ALL Iraqis should join the battle for Mosul
Posted by: ALberto | Mar 3, 2016 4:14:28 PM | 39
Apparent ZSA has missed the fact tht a coordinated military maneuver is taking plave in Iraq and Syria
The Syrian soldiers, deployed in Ithriya in Hama province, are going to assault the Western countryside of Raqqa province and they are going to lead the operation to liberate the Tabaqa Military Airport from ISIL.
Since the Khanaser-Aleppo Road is now free of danger, the army troops and their pro-government allies in Southeastern part of Aleppo are preparing for what is likely to be the largest military operation launched during this brutal conflict.
The pro-government forces have been given direct orders from Syrian Army’s Central Command to redeploy to the desert-city of Ithriya and await further instruction.
The desert-city of Ithriya is strategically located in the Hama province's Northeastern countryside; it borders the Aleppo province to the North and it is situated 15 km West of Raqqa axis.
source - http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13941213000589
Posted by: ALberto | Mar 3, 2016 4:30:43 PM | 41
Posted by: Lozion | Mar 3, 2016 4:46:42 PM | 43
Gee, something the Republicans, Democrats and media all can agree with. Something to be said that there really is only one party.
Posted by: shadyl | Mar 3, 2016 6:12:35 PM | 44
What a dangerous country. Thank God the world has America to protect it. And thank heavens it weaponized depleted uranium for the benefit of all the countries it has liberated
dangerous ain't the half of it...these fuckers weaponized atomic fission and used it to annihilate a quarter million innocent Japanese civilians...
...a good decade before they got around to hooking it up to the public power grid.
Posted by: john | Mar 3, 2016 6:14:04 PM | 45
Next we'll see weaponized farts and belches, so be careful when eating brats & beans while drinking beer or you'll be reported for arming yourself!
Posted by: karlof1 | Mar 3, 2016 6:19:29 PM | 46
Susan Sunflower @ 27,
Kilkullen was on Petraeous' team writing the new army COIN manual. He recently gave a speech at the Royal United Services Institute - on line at rusi.org - apparently he's changed his mind about the very Counter Insurgency program he helped design. I've read one of his books 'Out of the Mountains', it was interesting and well written, with a zillion footnotes (which i like). He comes across as one of the good guys, very concerned about the little people getting pushed around by the bad guys, but...
Posted by: sillybill | Mar 3, 2016 6:33:28 PM | 47
jedi robo-roach to the exterminator:
"we are not the cockroaches your'e looking for"
Posted by: sillybill | Mar 3, 2016 6:34:59 PM | 48
@Penelope, re weaponized actors, I think he means Pitt, Damon et al, quick with a bullet or a quip, who regularly stride across the big screen saving the oppressed and unfortunate from evil.
Posted by: ruralito | Mar 3, 2016 6:43:31 PM | 49
Are russian spermatozoids weaponized ??
Posted by: carol DEBY | Mar 3, 2016 7:11:52 PM | 50
It's not funny.
Posted by: MadMax2 | Mar 3, 2016 7:13:21 PM | 51
b, your last couple of posts showing the methods ... 'may', 'weaponized' ... of corporate media's madness displays their uniformity and thus there utter lack of worth as informants. I agree with John @7. Thanks for well over a decade of solid information. As always, may I have some more, please.
Self-satire ... the people who wrote that article are laughing at the 'stupidity' of their readership ... think the readership is smart enough to catch on? Of course they are. No one takes the corporate media for anything other than the whores and oafs that they are. They are the authors of, if not half, at least 40% of our problems and bear 100% of the responsiblity for their own cynicism and mendacity.
Posted by: jfl | Mar 3, 2016 7:44:49 PM | 52
Frikkin' brilliant, b.
Now I must go weaponize some dinner.
Posted by: Benu | Mar 3, 2016 7:53:47 PM | 53
LOL. God bless the Internet...if Americans knew how it would work in 2016, they'd never let it out of their labs.
Posted by: telescope | Mar 3, 2016 8:43:48 PM | 54
I watched the whole video at rusi, the mc said as he was introducing Kilcullen that there would be a portion 'off the record', and sure enough - the 'off the record' q&a session wasn't in the record.
leaving us with just his lecture about how isis is organised by government departments, how they see themselves as a state, and how that changes their actions and NATO's response, (mostly they act more like an army than a guerilla group).
he did say at the beginning that the present policy was wrong and he blamed the UK and himself, but there is no more said in this part.
I'd rate this vid as a tease, al-taters and no meat.
Posted by: sillybill | Mar 3, 2016 9:16:35 PM | 55
@ Posted by: sillybill | Mar 3, 2016 6:33:28 PM | 46
Interesting. Did Kilcullen actually write about what happened to COIN in Afghanistan? Has anyone? I was actually looking forward to seeing this fabled "innovation" in action and it obviously died in the inception... My guess would be that the widespread American racism played a major role, but I genuinely wondered how close the army came to revisiting grunts fragging officers, a la Vietnam ... but the stink somehow didn't attach to Petraeus and no one apparently had the muscle or the will to force the issue. The Berghdahl Serial story is interesting in regard to "professionalism" and "morale."
I opposed both invasions (Afghanistan and Iraq) -- utterly unnecessary -- but had a hard time not caring about the civilian populations we would leave behind, in the midst civil wars either of our making or our reanimation, so -- when it was inevitable that we would not be leaving, I was vaguely "hopeful" that the Surge might help stabilize Baghdad (or at least get the ethnic cleansing and truck bombs under control) and that COIN might at least, I dunno, maybe provide some continuity of support for area resistant to Taliban control .. I always found Petraeus and engaging and convincing interview -- just appalling what a good liar he turned out to have been. Still, if you know of some inside "dope" in "the story of COIN" I'd appreciate a tip. Thanks
Posted by: Susan Sunflower | Mar 3, 2016 9:30:38 PM | 56
EVERYTHING THAT RESISTS DERUSSIFICATION IS 'WEAPONIZED'
(Stop laughing, this is not funny)
I have said earlier that the West cannot distinguish between "Russian aggression", "Russian language", and "Russia". Everything Russian is part of one and the same enemy. Evidently some people can see through the propaganda, so more descriptive language is needed.
NATO's goal in its attack and aggression on Russia is the complete derussification of Europe and the former Soviet Union. This process started in the Baltic states 25 years ago. The denaturalized "stateless" Russian minority thus became a obstacle to derussification.
Anything that resists derussification, be it the Russian language, Russian culture, or the statue of Catherine the Great in Odessa, is an obstacle to NATO's plans on Russia. In NATO's propaganda terminology Russia has "weaponized" them. NATO sees these "remnants of empire" as enemy action and aggression that must be countered by military force.
In the larger context, Russia has "weaponized" itself by merely existing.
Posted by: Petri Krohn | Mar 4, 2016 12:14:03 AM | 57
ruralito @ 48,
Or maybe the crisis actors in the last open thread @ 201.
Posted by: Penelope | Mar 4, 2016 12:33:46 AM | 58
Susan Sunflower #55.
The problem is Kilcullen thinks only in military terms, but a real COIN operaion wuld cover the economy, healh, educaton and all the rest. In fact the military component would be very small to zero.
I am always reminded by the great Montgomery who just before WW2 was in charge of anti-insurgent operations in Palestine against some native Arab actions aganst Jews. After he hunted down the few roving gangs he called for the UK to send out, not more troops, but good, neutral, skilled police. That could deal with, negotiate and be trusted by all the locals to keep law and order. He made it cear in his letter that troops were totally the wrong people for that task.
In that he was light years ahead of Kilcullen, who shuld read a bit more.
You cannot seperate out the economy either, in Iraq it was deliberately destroyed and its agriculture too. In a short space of time much of the population was impoverished. Smashing their pretty good health and education systems was just icing on the cake. Then there was an insurrection..no shit Sherlock.
Kilcullen is a idiot because he cannot bring all these things together and just thinks in military terms. In fact you could argue, very well, that the military should be banned from any COIN operations. kept in their bases with a large padlock on the gate.
Posted by: Lisa | Mar 4, 2016 12:53:29 AM | 59
On the theme...brilliant b...broke me up laughing when I read it.
You can add the great furore in the UK over Putin 'being responsible' for anti-oil/gas fracking that was planned there, until the oil price collapsed and they found out there was none availble to be extracted anyway.
Posted by: Lisa | Mar 4, 2016 12:59:12 AM | 60
Noirette @19 What's wrong with hating prom queens if you're 18? There's much to hate. On the other hand, if you're 75 like me and still hate your prom queen, you probably didn't keep up with her life story and learn all the tragedies that lurk in every prom queen's future.
As to all that "Russia weaponizing" stuff, that's just tall tales from the geeky boys who the prom queen never even notices. You know the stories. . ."The prom queen wears falsies."
Posted by: Macon Richardson | Mar 4, 2016 4:57:50 AM | 62
I for one would like to see the same Google Search exercised (or maybe exorcised) in regards to the Dark Kingdom of PRNK, which has never attacked anyone, notwithstanding the nearly 60 years of unrelenting psyop ever since I was young that PRNK, 'Had the Bmob!'
They don't. They have 100,000s of tons of foreign aid ammonium nitrate fertizer (AN) and 100,000s on tons of foreign aid diesel fuel oil (FO), which when mixed more or less fill-in-the-air-voids and poured into a couple of railroad tankcars set deep underground, then wired with ordinary off-the-shelf mining detonators as ANFO, can be set off as what US Defense at one time declared is the most powerful chemical explosion on earth.
Note that no radioactivity has EVER been detected after one of Pyong Yangs underground 'nuclear' (sic) explosions, despite countless sampling overflights. If PyongYang did have nukes, they would wait until the wind was blowing offshore, then light one off ABOVEGROUND, where it could be confirmed by FAS.
They got nothing.
And yet the Axis of NATO Alliance Evil is claiming PyongYang has a 'nuclear arsenal'! And we must move forward with P2A and R2P, the largest covert Post-Cold-War arms race in the human experience, despite the fact that Pyong Yang is still back at the Sputnik Stage of rocketry, and poses no threat to anyone.
Editor's note: Kim Jung Il is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Christians -- 160 million members of an entire religion -- from entering the People's Republic of North Korea to spread the Orientalist Glad Tidings of Je$us and His Everlasting TPP.
Posted by: Peedee | Mar 4, 2016 5:24:31 AM | 63
i'll have to check on his writings, sometime between working and sleeping! i've only read one of his books.
Lisa, while i agree about Monty and the need for a long timeline in COIN i dont think i'd call him an idiot.
i'll try to write a coherent response explaining why not later after work
Posted by: sillybill | Mar 4, 2016 7:14:53 AM | 64
Hi B. If you choose not to publish the comment I left last night, could you send it back to me via email please so I can publish it myself elsewhere. Thanks.
Posted by: Uncoy | Mar 4, 2016 8:58:22 AM | 66
@Uncoy - there is no comment of yours in the spam queue that I could release. Don't know where it went.
Posted by: b | Mar 4, 2016 9:15:37 AM | 67
Trump is included in the alleged insane criminals in this world;Kim Il Jong,Putin, Assad and Trump.Sheesh,they are the good guys,have to be,facing the absolute evil of Zion and the selectivity of the righteous hypocrites in dealing out death to the world.
Trump repeated his Putin affinity last night btw.Go Trump.
Posted by: dahoit | Mar 4, 2016 11:22:36 AM | 68
Just at TruthD;Worthless yuppie illiberal site that it is,and some writer calls Musk a legendary inventor.WTF has he invented?Nothing,he's a marketer and being a Zionist,given the full monty of the US govt. largesse in privatizing space.
Another boondoggle of US tax dollars for Zion.
Posted by: dahoit | Mar 4, 2016 11:28:00 AM | 69
The 'NeoCon Panic' TM, is wholly contrived Zio-Media psyop meant to expand the NeoCon 'Trump' brand to on-the-fence voters. The Right-Wing are all-in for Trump, like they were for Romney. They have to agitprop the remaining white vote to 'bring it on home'. In other words, Romney is the closer.
Back in 2007, Gingrich stated he would 'sure be afraid to run against Clinton or Obama', I'm sure at the time he thought, correctly, that a black man and a white woman would be the death of the DNC is Bush's hyper-Deep State, but that little bit of psyop blrw up in their faces when McCain choked and brought in Palin, the 'trophy-wife' image that I'm sure kept Republican women home from the polls, and failed to energize the rabbinical fundamentalists.
This time the RNC is much-better prepared, running a bland Hispanic (that didn't pan out), a rabbinical Constitutionalist, (that didn't pan out), and finally a Big Show WWE carney barker for Hope and Chains, now they have to turn that into a Simon Cowell 'American Idol'.
It's not a panic, it's a hyper feeding-frenzy. At stake is the last remaining economy on earth, the last blood bank of senior retirement wealth that hasn't been fully tapped, and whether you choose Clinton or Trump, in 4 years you and evetyone else will be owned. They own you. They bleed 401ks and SS/MC like pigs to the slaughter. Have you ever seen a slaughterhouse?
"We won, you lost. It's just business, get over it."
That's all this Trump:RNC faux hysteria is: product placement.
Posted by: Peedee | Mar 4, 2016 4:09:19 PM | 72
Department of Defense awards $975,000,000 Counter Narcotics and Global Threats (CN>) Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity Operations & Logistics Support (O&LS) contract on February 15, weaponizing all 854 overseas bases, here on Defense.gov/contracts, your daily window on war profiteering.
P2A, R2P and now CN>, as $1 TRILLION a year goes poof to only those few select TS-SCI security clearance holders, raking in $3,000 a week, all expenses paid, and no others need apply.
Posted by: Chipnik | Mar 5, 2016 4:06:30 AM | 73
not sure why you say one trillion per year for this contract. I do agree that it is a lot of money but what you say is not true, from the winner of the contract one finds this - the CN> O&LS contract has a not-to-exceed value of $975,000,000 over its seven-year base plus option periods of performance.
Posted by: dan of steele | Mar 5, 2016 4:56:33 AM | 74
@4 Penelope: ht = hat tip?
Posted by: Gene Poole | Mar 6, 2016 5:47:01 AM | 75
Another pro-Putin Western useful idiot pimping for the Kremlin. I'd bet a bottle of vodka that you're slinging it for the American version of Putin with your deep burning desire to return America to Jim Crow. Suggest that you move to Russia if want to live backward in time and outlook.
Posted by: Ernest Allen | Mar 6, 2016 2:10:42 PM | 76
Remember that some 70% of the western people believe this trash.
Posted by: Semfi | Mar 7, 2016 7:11:30 AM | 77
Of course it is the USA that is weaponizing, everything including migrants, to further its 'current strategy of global dominance through controlled chaos'. The preemptive move when caught with your pants down is to try your best to depants the one who's caught you.
Pentagon Chief: Russia Ignited Civil War in Syria
The US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said that civil war in Syria was fomented by Russia.
Apparently, a lot of the Russians in Europe are ... Chechens ...
It Pays to Be Chechen in Europe
Seven years ago our close friend, living in a small town near Paris, worked in a local court as a Russian translator in a series of "Chechen" trials. He said that each defendant had the same legend: sister was a sniper, the village was swept by security forces, all the women in the family were raped by Russian soldiers, homes were bombed, etc.
There are hundreds of such cities and towns in France, and in each of them over several years hundreds, perhaps thousands of "Chechens" were arrested (I put it in quotes because to ascribe themselves to these people was advantagious to any Caucasian - the anti-Russian European policies gave them huge privileges).
Now in Germany, France, UK, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Denmark, Norway and Belgium live up to 250 thousand "Chechens" who came in the 90's after the anti-terrorist operation in Dagestan and Chechnya.
The article's translator ends with a remark of her own, "Chechens are most welcome and have least trouble with naturalization among ex-Soviet immigrants in France, according to my Georgian Russian-speaking taxi driver in Paris".
Now why would that be? Who was it that armed the Chechens (and Dagestanis) and fueled the fight in Chechnya (and the bombing in Boston)? And, no doubt, advised its droogies at the EU on immigration policies.
The paleo-cons - and a lot of other folks who haven't been conned at all - have had it with the 'current strategy of global dominance through controlled chaos'.
Trump Is Right—–Dump NATO Now
If you want to know why we have a $19 trillion national debt and a fiscal structure that will take that already staggering figure to $35 trillion and 140% of GDP within a decade, just consider the latest campaign fracas. That is, the shrieks of disbelief in response to Donald Trump’s sensible suggestion that the Europeans pay for their own defense.
Stockman is peddling the Russians as the emaciated skeleton of the USSR, but other folks can see by the light of day ...
The Post-Obama World Order
That Kerry’s visit to Moscow may be intended to re-establish something of a realistic working relationship with Russia is also suggested by the fact that the EU is not represented in the talks (while Steinmeier is there too, there are no French representatives which seems to mean the Minsk 2 format is dead), and that the US is not conducting a similar negotiation with China, which would naturally have to be a party to a return to multilateralism along the lines of a “Concert of Great Powers” similar to what gave Europe nearly a century of peace following the end of Napoleonic Wars, peace whose main guarantor was Russia.
What seems rather more likely is a US-Russian “co-dominium” based on a shared interest to return to a certain level of stability and predictability based on an agreement that would recognize buffer zones and spheres of influence between Russian and US interests.
One way or the other, it would seem the world is returning to a bipolar power balance.
That last makes too much sense to be taken seriously I suppose. But Josh what ... Josh Rogins? is only Joshing us ... trying to sell us the Bridge to Brooklyn
Posted by: jfl | Mar 25, 2016 2:39:23 AM | 80
@79/80 b..the msm gofers certainly have codon-ed onto the term 'weaponized'..maybe there paymasters have told them that is the key-phrase to use for 2016 to paint the big bad bear out to be a weaponizing villain..
Posted by: james | Mar 25, 2016 2:54:34 AM | 81