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November 12, 2020

Open Thread 2020-89

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Posted by: Per/Norway | Nov 12 2020 18:47 utc | 36

"i am off the fence on the need for an armed revolution in the entire nato sphere and pray for it to happen often."

So do I. The only problem we have, is that "revolution" is a science that only the PTB have been expert in for 2 centuries.
No revolution ever succeeded in the last centuries if not backed and led by some pharisians.

Posted by: Bill | Nov 13 2020 1:41 utc | 101

Afghanistan troop drawn-down is not a pull-out.

!!

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Nov 13 2020 2:13 utc | 102

@83 Circe

Never mis-represent my opinions again, moron!

You have been constantly pimping the party that nominated this guy and invited this guy to speak at their convention. Who's the moron?

Posted by: Tobin Paz | Nov 13 2020 2:36 utc | 103

@104 Tobin Paz

I wrote a hundred times: It's not about Biden, damn you, it's about getting rid of the Ziofascist pig in the White House!

I'm not for War! I'm sick an tired of repeating myself. Get that through your thick skull and buzz!

Posted by: Circe | Nov 13 2020 2:58 utc | 104

Hi annie, glad I had something to do with your re-appearance here.

I remember reading an interesting article you wrote with Phil about Israel's role in Trump's 2016 campaign and that some Israeli operative close to Netanyahu had approached the campaign about manipulating the election to benefit Trump. You remember that article?

Also you remember when Mueller shut down an entire floor of the Federal Courthouse in D.C.? Apparently, he was defending a subpoena served on an Egyptian Bank for documents because he suspected that a late $10 Million dollar loan Trump supposedly made to his campaign that was running low on funds in October 2016 came through that bank and I was thinking: what if it was really an Israeli transaction?

Did you guys ever find out more about Israel meddling to get Trump elected?

Posted by: Circe | Nov 13 2020 3:03 utc | 105

How is Biden not also a Ziofascist?

Posted by: lysias | Nov 13 2020 3:11 utc | 106

blues #97

Venezuelan Scientists Develop 'Effective' Anti-COVID-19 Medicine: Maduro - Tasnim News Agency (Iran) - 10/26/20"

Thank you blues.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Nov 13 2020 3:15 utc | 107

@105 Circe

It's not about Biden, damn you, it's about getting rid of the Ziofascist pig in the White House!

So you backed the Ziofascist pig who was Vice President of the administration that brought slave markets to Libya, homicidal maniacs to Syria, neo-nazis to Ukraine... and helped push for the Iraq War. Got it.

Posted by: Tobin Paz | Nov 13 2020 3:16 utc | 108

notlurking@gmail.com #98

OOps and thank you too notlurking

This is a mighty interesting remedy if fully tested as effective and repetitively applied on a large population sample. It could seriously improve the lot of humans throughout the world. This is the stuff of human science free from lunatic private finance capitalism.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Nov 13 2020 3:19 utc | 109

Mark2 @ 78:

No, I do not owe Circe an apology. I noted Anne's reply @ 35 to James @ 33, originally 34, that she posted at Mondoweiss as a commenter under a mix of names including "Anne".

It is Circe who muddied the comments here in his/her usual diarrhoeic fashion by dragging in annie robbins' name when there was no need to.

Anne might not hold a candle to annie as a professional writer - few of us here could - but Circe couldn't begin to pick a candle up to anyone without sullying it with splatter.

If anything, Circe owes James and Anne an apology for insulting them.

Posted by: Jen | Nov 13 2020 3:25 utc | 110

Chris Martenson's latest YT mainly covers things you can do now to help protect yourself from Covid.

He cites data that indicate giving regular daily Vit D Supplements (4000=5000IU (100-125 mcg (micrograms))/day yields protective blood levels of Vit D (~50 ng/mL) which are associated with increased resistance to/reduced severity of Covid infections

Chris also covers new favorable Covid treatment results study from India on HCQ (otherwise known on YT as DWSNBN [ the 'drug which shall not be named'].

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ1l0gLTjXQ

Posted by: gm | Nov 13 2020 3:37 utc | 111

Hiya annie - good to see you post here again. Take care ai, Palestinians will get their nation back, because as they demonstrated against the xtian crusaders about a thousand years ago, being peaceable types generally they aren't up on war technology, but they do have determination, solidarity and an innate belief that all the country which the zionists currently occupy is part of Palestine.

Posted by: Debsisdead | Nov 13 2020 3:39 utc | 112

Tom #99

From Automaticearth to go with my post at 76. Autoearth says it better than I did, with more depth and sardonic humour.

https://www.theautomaticearth.com/2020/11/bring-them-home-for-christmas/

Thank you Tom you have made my day. This news, if consummated, is the best I have heard in years. May all the soldiers everywhere, be home for xmas. I believe Trump needs to meet and greet every plane landing on US soil and personally thank every soldier on their safe return.

The next week will be a doozy.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Nov 13 2020 3:45 utc | 113

BIden

HUman rights will be the cornerstone of my foreign policy.

So whats new honey ?
Weaponisation of Trade ,, human wrongs, sanctions, FF, color rev., jihadists proxies....passing of as foreign policies.

Wash, rinse, recycle.

Russia, China, Iran, Sir Lanka, Myanmar etc , expect more shit storm of human wrongs blowing your way.

But Why let them have the field all to themselves ?

Thats the spirit world,
stick it to the mofo.
https://tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/11/11/un-body-probes-u-s-rights-record/

Let them have a taste of their own medicine.

Posted by: denk | Nov 13 2020 3:53 utc | 114

Tobin Paz #104

Thank you for that excellent retort: "You have been constantly pimping the party that nominated this guy [Biden] and invited this guy [Colin Powel] to speak at their convention. Who's the moron?"

Guccifer, the original (not the second deep state fake) real name Marcel Lazăr Lehel of Romania "hacked Colin Powell's website and accessed years' worth of his correspondence from another AOL account. The correspondence included personal financial information as well as e-mails to George Tenet, Richard Armitage, and John Negroponte.[8] Through six months of trial and error, Lehel guessed the password of Romanian politician Corina Crețu and gained access to her correspondence with Powell".[from wikipedia]. Lehel is a hero and should he still be locked in some filthy USAi cell, should be pardoned and returned to his native land and family. Think of him and agitate for his immediate freedom.

It is important to remember Guccifer 1 as he was a poorly skilled but dedicated hacker that contributed mightily to exposing fakes and shonks as total morons. Your accuser is in good company as the demonazis are now incapably led by the best fakes and shonks that money can buy.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Nov 13 2020 4:00 utc | 115

Here it is, definitive proof that guns screw up lip sync. Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys perform "Stay A Little Longer".
Check out Leon McAuliffe on steel guitar!

Posted by: Debsisdead | Nov 13 2020 5:11 utc | 116

Venezuelan Scientists Develop 'Effective' Anti-COVID-19 Medicine: Maduro - Tasnim News Agency (Iran) - 10/26/20
Posted by: blues | Nov 13 2020 1:14 utc | 97

Indeed! Thanks blues.

Posted by: David G Horsman | Nov 13 2020 5:27 utc | 117

Netflix has a series on the Scientology Cult. After watching a handful of episodes I marveled at how human beings are easy prey for cults. And I couldn't help thinking that the elements of the psyche that make human beings pliable and open to entrancement by cults are the same elements that cause people to be loyal to a party that openly cheats and manipulates it's members and has them act in lockstep and vote for Dementia candidate Biden and WWIII Hillary.

Posted by: librul | Nov 13 2020 5:42 utc | 118

How do I know that the Democratic Party cheated in this election?

Answer: Why would they suddenly change their stripes?

Posted by: librul | Nov 13 2020 5:47 utc | 119

King Lira @119--

Yes, it is a pity. For you, I should have died when I had my first heart attack while doing 24/7/365 unpaid in home care for my Alzheimer's afflicted mom, which I did for 6 years until see died. I'm sure you'd be just as selfless and do the same. It was very kind of you to reveal the sorts of values and beliefs you have by providing an exhibit of your behavior. We now now just how small and insignificant a creature you are. Thanks for giving me an opportunity to write in this style; I don't get much practice!

Posted by: karlof1 | Nov 13 2020 6:12 utc | 120

Came across a newly published book, Tomorrow, the World: The Birth of U.S.Global Supremacy by Stephen Wertheim. A short review of the book's here and an open preview is here, which covers the Introduction and most of the first chapter. It looks like a well researched investigative essay I'll need to read as it touches on a major aspect of my project. From the review, it seems a similar coup was accomplished with US Foreign Policy as was done with Neoliberalism. I do see a few questions that I'd like to ask the author just from the review and Introduction, which is why more needs to be read, and critically.

Posted by: karlof1 | Nov 13 2020 6:34 utc | 121

For those interested and awake, Lavrov's press conference with Russian and International media can be viewed at 12:30pm Moscow time at a number of sites listed here.

Posted by: karlof1 | Nov 13 2020 6:52 utc | 122

re King Lira #119

That's a really useful goddamn stance - judging other members of the hoi polloi, proletariat or whatever is your favourite term for the non-elite, rather than expending any energy yourself on working positively towards change.

Apart from the obvious, ie you know nothing of karlof1's life and are therefore 100% unqualified to hold him to account, let us consider the upshot of your critical, negative stance. Any change can only achieved by unity, a solidarity if you will, among us the 99+% of humans who do not belong to the moneyed elite, so that negatively judging those speaking out for a massive change can only have one end, damaging the resistance. Therefore I put it that you are the reactionary so scared of revolutionary change that you imagine adopting the type of critique which feeds off bourgeois style gossip and small-minded sideswipes, is a way forward that could actually disrupt any human dedicated to change.

Some of us fought hard using whatdya callit nowadays, in polite middle class amerika, when actually fighting the empire's destruction in places unheard of to the derps - ah that's right, kinetic conflict whilst others resisted in different ways. Did those of us who used violence in an effort to bring about change inspire any more success than those who resisted differently?

I've thought about this a lot over the years and the unfortunate answer is no. Not because we were weak or incompetent, but because those in the societies close to where the empire was being controlled we (meaning the fighters and the educators) just couldn't compete against the blatant bribery of consumerism.
No matter how many stupid puppets of empire got knocked off, amerikan/englander and all the rest of the imperial poodles 'societies' were happy to brainwash, arm and send to their deaths, a big mob more.

Posted by: Debsisdead | Nov 13 2020 7:10 utc | 123

Still needed is a means for the governed to control the behaviors to a reasonable set of standards and to command the allegiances of those who are appointed to be in charge of the government to make the government they operate serve the people it governs? A 1 share stockholder in a 100,000, 000 share multinational public corporation has more say in how the corporation operates than an voter in a election held in America to appoint party selected candidates to office in the USA.

The constitution of the USA removed, by its clauses, all of the influence the governed could have over the persons and activities of those who are in charge of the operations of the government. Three votes (2 senators your state <=there are 100 senators) 1 house of representative member your voting district <=there are 425 members of the house) and no vote for either the president or the VP nearly worthless.. Further are no qualifications in education or ethical standards to maintain the quality of the worthless bunches who are elected.

There is no such thing as a national election.. even the infamous electoral college is state operated... Yet everything in USA governed America is federalist.

I think it would be interesting for the bar to entertain a few rounds of how should the constitution of the USA be changed.. to empower the governed to be in control of their own governance?

Then maybe a few more rounds to suggest ways some of those ideas could be made a part of the constitution.

And a few more on how could the governed enforce the constitution against those who operate the government?

Its time to quit allowing the political parties to divide the nation into binary 50/50 tiers so the few can decide every outcome.

Posted by: snake | Nov 13 2020 7:26 utc | 124

karlof1 #124 and #125

Thank you for both of those posts. I will definitely read the preview and I will certainly take in Lavrov with coffee. Times will move fast in the next 2 weeks I am feeling.

Cant wait for the Madcow hysteria to pop ;)

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Nov 13 2020 8:03 utc | 125

china wants to avoid the monopoly power trap <=very thoughtful and revealing article ..
I remember when the Justice Dept made Dupont divest a business which Monsanto purchased because the name used to promote the Dupont product was so generic that it had established for Dupont a monopoly in the market place. Those were the good ole days of capitalistic competition, no copyright and patent monopoly powers, and strong government doing its job.. those were the days when America was great.

Posted by: snake | Nov 13 2020 8:03 utc | 126

Perhaps we should respect circe's psychic powers as she seems to be channeling John Kasich continuously these past few months.

I am sure that is distressing for almost all demonazis AND many repugnants.

Try some sandalwood oil to cleanse the spirit.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Nov 13 2020 9:29 utc | 127

"Of course dead people voted for the dead guy. Who else can represent their interests?"

Perfect. Thanks for the laughs, William.

Posted by: Mao Cheng Ji | Nov 13 2020 9:37 utc | 128

Posted by: karlof1 | Nov 13 2020 6:52 utc | 125

Watched some excerpts already, Europe gets a good spank, Turkey will participate in observing the truce from a center installed in Azerbaijan proper and will be not deploying any peace keeping troops, only observers in the center. I'll see if I can watch the whole thing.

Posted by: Paco | Nov 13 2020 9:41 utc | 129

Mao Cheng Ji #131

"Of course dead people voted for the dead guy. Who else can represent their interests?"

Exactly and then when Biden betrays their interests - as he is sure to do, their complaints will not be heard, they can't withdraw their financial support as they never had any and no court would believe their testimony. Sounds like Biden finally though of a good idea.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Nov 13 2020 10:00 utc | 130

Logic from the mind-fractured psycho drug witch:

a) "Anyone who doesn't condemn my boogieman, or even worse votes for him, is an evil, hateful, racist, Ziofascist monster because that is what my boogieman is!"

b) "The person I scream support for and voted for is an evil, hateful, racist, Ziofascist war-whore with an established record of mass murder and mass incarceration of minorities, but that doesn't mean I am one of those because... aargh! Trump! Aaargh!"

Readers might assume that I am deriving joy from the horrible psychological damage and emotional disfigurement of another human being, but that really isn't the case. On the contrary I find that poster's mental illness to be a great tragedy. The even bigger tragedy is that many millions of other Americans have been deliberately infected with this same mental disorder by the corporate mass media. The last four years have been like a colossal super-spreader event in a pandemic of mental illness. It is mass hysteria on a scale never seen before in human history.

And the greatest tragic victim here is western culture itself. I cannot see a path to recovery.

Posted by: William Gruff | Nov 13 2020 11:20 utc | 131

Glenn Greenwald tears into media, Schiff, other Dems for dismissing Hunter Biden controversy
https://www.foxnews.com/media/glenn-greenwald-tears-into-media-schiff-other-dems-for-dismissing-hunter-biden-controversy

Besides where is the MSM hysteria on the pro-china views of Biden? Compare this with the pro-russian stance Trump had..

Posted by: Zanon | Nov 13 2020 11:22 utc | 132

Its way early on Friday the 13th in my part of the world and I am up managing the pain that told me I wasn't going back to sleep.

The last two postings at Wall Street on Parade are about Senate Dems railing against what the Fed is not doing to support US Main Street and the other is about how unregulated, non-transparent and international the derivative market has become.

Let me remind folks that these derivative casino bets that the global private bankers are making with US taxpayer backing have "Superior Position" status when the music stops.....which is getting to the point of my comment.

China has now recognized Biden and other movements point more strongly to a Biden/Harris administration starting in January. That said, Trump is still president until then and I am convinced that he is going to continue to wreak havoc. While some of that havoc may be bringing troops home, most of the havoc will be internal government and financial.

I have said throughout Trump's time in office that I thought he would initiate a bankruptcy of the US during his tenure.....it is not up, yet.

The Reset that is coming is the view from the bottom. From the top, this is just another structural profit taking opportunity with consolidation of power/control the other goal.

What a shit show. Almost makes one proud to be a human....NOT

Barbarism or socialism, wasn't that the question a while ago? Isn't it still the question?

Posted by: psychohistorian | Nov 13 2020 11:38 utc | 133

Glenn Greenwald tears into media, Schiff, other Dems for dismissing Hunter Biden controversy
https://www.foxnews.com/media/glenn-greenwald-tears-into-media-schiff-other-dems-for-dismissing-hunter-biden-controversy

Besides where is the MSM hysteria on the pro-china views of Biden? Compare this with the pro-russian stance Trump had..

Posted by: Zanon | Nov 13 2020 11:22 utc | 134

The larger mass of the MSM took left partisan lines but never anti imperialist lines. Just ask did it criticized Trump for committing war crimes in murdering Soleimani or when he unilaterally launched cruise missile strikr into Syria ? No Trump are their hero on that.

Posted by: Lucci | Nov 13 2020 11:40 utc | 134

Investigative journalist Neil McCoy-Ward describes the strange circumstances surrounding YT banning his Sept 2020 video "The Great Reset" suddenly and w/o explanation on Oct 18. He says he thought it was a completely innocent piece of investigative work , and he was shocked by Google-YT's action because they had never done anything like this to his work previously.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeovAN2Fcyc

Posted by: gm | Nov 13 2020 11:43 utc | 135

@psychohistorian | Nov 13 2020 11:38 utc | 135

I have said throughout Trump's time in office that I thought he would initiate a bankruptcy of the US during his tenure.....it is not up, yet.

And you said he would be dead early in October from an imaginary virus.

Posted by: Norwegian | Nov 13 2020 11:53 utc | 136

My many thanks to all here who have countered the vitriolic target practice ...Grieved@47 Ta muchly; Jen@111 Ta muchly; Toben Paz@109 - Yep, no fundamental difference between either the red or blue porkers on their support for ziofascism (nor any distinct difference twixt red or blue on any other significant actions across the world, within the country - but that's what you get with a Janus party and one that is completely riven with corruption); Mr Gwuff @52 Yes, indeed; annie@100 most definitely free Palestine - ALL of it, from the right of return of all the enforced Palestinian refugees and their descendants to their homeland to a total end to the barbaric treatment those Palestinians still on tiny enclaves of their land...

Posted by: Anne | Nov 13 2020 12:50 utc | 138

@Posted by: psychohistorian | Nov 13 2020 11:38 utc | 135

On the scale of the looting taking place, just viewed a testimony by a mexican woman on how his online account was emptied through a bank app, in spite she was warned by the bank employe after first suspicious operation took place, when she ordered the immediate blockade of the account and cards related. Several other orders on that sense followed, after more fraudulent operations were made, without effect, now the bank also argues there was no insurance for this eventuality. A well known international bank btw...not a shit-hole bank

As we witness how machine can fail on the votes issue, what are we to expect in a world where everything is authomated?
Who we are going to be able to claim for failures?
Are the banks and other organisms using this technology going to wash theri hands telling us the money flew?
How are we sure it is not the bank who making the fraud?

IMO this is the way the banks are going to saniticize their accounts...

On the issue of Trump wreaking havoc, two days ago Tikhanosvskaya, "president encargada of Belarus in exile", announce that the strategy of the "opposition" was going to change, and that that will be announced on time.

Notice that Lavrov in his presser with Russian and international media mentioned that the "opposition" rallies have time ago bursted, being currently in around 5000 people demonstrating, no more.
Do you think that in this scenario, Lukashenko would need making a gross move, as that which pretended blaming a gas attack on Assad when he was winning the war?

Well, today we have already the so needed martyr in Belarus color revolution, a 31 years old guy related to the opposition was beated to death b ya group of hooded people. he was found unconscious by law enforcement officers and taken to a hospital where, due the serious brain injuries, he has died.

https://twitter.com/descifraguerra/status/1327038053907574788

One would think that who needed this for revive the langushing demonstrations and "opposition" movement in Belarus was Tikhanovskaya and his personal advisor, good ole Viaçorca...

Posted by: H.Schmatz | Nov 13 2020 12:51 utc | 139

@Posted by: gm | Nov 13 2020 11:43 utc | 137

Youtube and most servers are currently failing.
Prepare for the black out of internet and be aware you will not be able to access the currently unavoidable ( as yo uare not offered other option ) online bank accounts...

What part of the "reset" were you not understanding?

In case of general failure, total black out, and total reset, what way do we will be able to demosntrate our bank balances previous to the reset?

Of course, those buried in debt may find they have been benefitted...as everything was wiped out, or not, and they reappear with even more debt added...Who knows, with these kind of people?

Posted by: H.Schmatz | Nov 13 2020 12:57 utc | 140

gm @112

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Would only add it is possible to get that 5000 IU in just minutes of sun exposure. It is called the sunshine vitamin for a reason. Even in northerly latitudes, in winter, if you can find/arrange a sunny spot protected from wind, or if you just spend significant time outdoors, there is plenty of Vitamin D.

Old people's skin is less efficient at producing D. Persons with melanin make less D. Longterm care patients are no longer wheeled out into the sun. And these are exactly the people who getting sick and dying.

It is so strange to have to argue that sun and fresh air are healthy. Our Mayor Lightfoot has just ordered another stay home order, taken more digs at “ fitness fanatics”, said one more time that dog walks should be as short as possible, allowed going outside for fresh air but described that as unusual and exceptional. Ordering out for fried grease with a side of high fructose corn syrup is still allowed and encouraged.

Posted by: oldhippie | Nov 13 2020 13:39 utc | 141

So this is what society will look like after the Great Reset:

Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better

Posted by: Down South | Nov 13 2020 14:19 utc | 142

Hiya Debs ~ yes, always

Posted by: annie | Nov 13 2020 14:33 utc | 143

King donkey rear .org is back, even though the voting part of the election is over? Why would the DNC-connected fake NGOs still be covering his astroturf salary if the coup was a done deal and public opinion no longer mattered?

I'm guessing the mass media gaslighting isn't working out as the establishment expected and they feel the need to work social media and the blogosphere harder.

Fascinating!

Posted by: William Gruff | Nov 13 2020 14:48 utc | 144

On the Bolshevik discussion in previous thread.

I happen to believe that the truth makes enemies, (that's why I'm so loved 🙄here) and so does power.

It's very ironic how white nationalists have gravitated to Trump, and yet Trump is really a Zionist fascist, and just because oil and vinegar make a great salad they are just not meant to mix. This is a cautionary tale, remember that while you read the following.

Interesting two-way discussion was happening in reference to Bolshevism on the previous thread. I have a 3rd perspective. It's odd how the Soviet Union voted for The Partition. So I'm looking at two aspects here: Jews were an integral part of Bolshevism. Therefore I'm very inclined to believe that Wall Street were in fact funding their kin in the Bolshevik movement to weaken Russia but strengthen Jewish power in the morphing USSR.

Stalin had a love/hate, deep mistrust relationship with Jews on the one hand perceiving Jews as tools to use, but as an ultimate problem for Russia and his power, but unlike Hitler, he believed he could use Jews to expand Soviet power. Therefore, Stalin sided with Zionism on the theft of Palestine believing that Israel would become a satellite state of Russia and enhance its power. However, he lacked the foresight to see that if he couldn't trust Jews inside Russia because he perceived they were tribal first, Russian second, in nature, then why did he imagine that because he supported Zionism they would remain loyal to him and the USSR from afar?

Stalin viewed Zionism as the answer to checking Jewish power within and growing Russian power without.

Today, over a million Russian Jews occupy the West Bank and millions more from a variety of Eastern Bloc countries are dispersed around other parts of what was once Palestine. Stalin had a blind spot and made a huge mistake. He tried to have his cake and eat it too. On the one hand supporting the Partition was a way of benignly cleansing Jews and their tribal ambitious nature from the USSR, and on the other he saw it as a means of expanding Soviet power. None of the two goals materialized.

Zionist power is prevalent in the highest echelons of finance and industry in Russia today. Stalin would be shocked at Russia today and Israel has become a satellite of the once USSR's (i.e. Russia's) worst enemy, the USA, now the bedrock of Zionism. A nightmare come true for Soviet/Russian power.

So I could see Wall Street being behind the Bolsheviks as a manoeuvre to weaken Russia, and boy did that investment pay off beyond anyone's wildest dreams to put Russian power in check and Zionism on the map with staggering reach.

So let's now come full circle. How to cement Zionism in Russia? Enter Henry Kissinger and his protogé, Ziofascist Trump, with a two-pronged goal.

Make overtures to bring Russia in line with the present-day goals of Zionism: containment of China's power and regime change in Iran with every strategy on the table, including WAR, which is what Ziofascists, including Trump have come to realize after provoking Iran by every means, is the only route for achieving that goal. War with Russia was never an option, although containment was, but Kissinger thought that bringing Russia closer, given Russia's part in putting Zionism on the map, is the only path for Zionism's unchallenged hegemonic completion.

Trump is a fake populist, and is using nationalism as a tool to an end that is the anti-thesis of nationalism. He's a Ziofascist acting fully on behalf of Zionism and since oil and vinegar don't mix, except temporarily, the more powerful to begin with will subdue the other.

Above all, Trump is a Ziofascist therefore cannot be a pacifist having Zionism as his master which obliterates peace as Zionist history has proven. You can't have two masters.

Wall Street never had a loyal subject like Trump.

So again, Wall Street's funding of Bolshevism was just the beginning, and Stalin's myopic misperception is the cautionary tale and rule that must guide us away from the precipice we have been blindly heading for today.

Posted by: Circe | Nov 13 2020 14:49 utc | 145

Trump is still president until then and I am convinced that he is going to continue to wreak havoc. While some of that havoc may be bringing troops home, most of the havoc will be internal government and financial.

Posted by: psychohistorian | Nov 13 2020 11:38 utc | 135

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How anyone, but a neo-con/Ziofascist of the Bill Kristol school of punditry, could describe removing US troops from the ME as creating "havoc" is a complete mystery to me.

Posted by: Triden | Nov 13 2020 15:01 utc | 146

@ Posted by: Circe | Nov 13 2020 14:49 utc | 146

A lesson for every student of History: never commit anachronisms.

Zionism was a very strong movement overall. It influence the entire West, no matter if communist or liberal. Of course it affected Stalin - but it also affected the others.

Everybody in the West thought the Bolsheviks would be a disaster for Russia (including kaiser Wilhelm II, definitely not a Zionist). But they quickly changed their minds, as they created and funded the White Army (including the Americans, who sent some soldiers) to crush the Red Army during the ensuing Civil War.

Jews were as part of Bolshevism as any other movement not called Zionism. None of the main leaders of the Bolsheviks were Jews (Trotsky was originally a Menshevik). The eventual Jews that appear in Revolutionary Russia don't identify themselves as a part of the Zionist cause within Communism, but simply as communists.

What happened is that many Jew ended up in the USSR by exclusion: anti-semitism was at an all-time high in the period, so they rushed to a safe haven they had access to (e.g. the Jews in Ukraine). Evidently, after the rise of the Nazis, the choice became clearer than ever.

The Soviet Jews who immigrated to Israel (and also the USA) are the refuseniks: Jews who tried to flee to Israel but failed to do so. When they came back to the USSR, they obviously were stripped of any chance of career promotions. A Zionist propaganda warfare ensued, demonizing the USSR as anti-semitic.

The myth of the "Jew behind any revolutionary movement" arose in the West at the end of the 18th Century (Burke). The reason for this was very simple: capitalism wasn't born from financial capital (the famous bankers and merchants from Italy and the Netherlands), but from the landed slaveholder elite from the colonies. Liberalism, thus, is the ideology of the landowner capitalists, not the financial/merchant capitalists. The Jews were of the merchant/financial capitalists, city-dwellers, conspiracy creators - therefore, the perfect scapegoats for any radical revolt in the cities.

Posted by: vk | Nov 13 2020 15:09 utc | 147

Why am I so strongly against trump but indifferent toward Biden ?
(A) trumps actions over the last 4 years and longer !
Trump was never the sharpest knife in the box I think we can all agree ——-
So what was his game plan ?
Who did we borrow that game plan from ?

This week we had rememberance day.
But their was another even more important anniversary this week. ——— this will explain my total unshakable dislike of trump, who he is and what he is doing ——
Take time to ‘search and research this ——-

‘ kristallinacht November 1938, pogrom.

That is what trump is doing and incoraging the public and cops to do.

Posted by: Mark2 | Nov 13 2020 15:26 utc | 148

"Really the themes that we see, that persist, are this: Black people are corrupt, Black people are incompetent and Black people can't be trusted. That's the narrative that is continually espoused by the Trump campaign and their allies in these lawsuits," Nessel said during a press call, according to the Detroit Free Press

Michigan attorney general: Trump's lawsuits insinuate 'Black people are corrupt'

Posted by: Down South | Nov 13 2020 15:33 utc | 149

countries like yanki land are generally termed as banana or stan. I began to term it as yankistan. Out of curiosity I punched yankistan into youtube

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=yankistan

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Nov 13 2020 15:38 utc | 150

Glenn Greenwald tears into media, Schiff, other Dems for dismissing Hunter Biden controversy
_________________________________________

Ha Ha Ha that is too funny.

Schiff and the Democrats are the ones responsible for propelling the Hunter Biden story into the minds of every American.

The Dems and Schiff could have just ignored trump's silly phone call to Zelensky and had they done so the majority of Americans who have their eyes glued to the left arm of the corporate media would now be saying "Hunter who?".

It was so obvious a year and half ago that the whole purpose of Ukrainegate was to sear the image of BIDENS ARE CORRUPT like a hot neon branding iron applied to the brains of every American.

The same thing can be said for the censoring of the Hunter laptop by twitter and FB, They could have just ignored it but instead they chose to take the one course of action that forced all news media to not ignore the story.


Posted by: jinn | Nov 13 2020 16:01 utc | 151

BRI is a debt trap! African countries are being deceived by China!

Which is the first African to default? Oh yeah, a West-aligned one:

Zambia is on the brink of becoming the first African country to default on its debt since the start of the pandemic

Nobody talks about the Westen Debt Trap...

Posted by: vk | Nov 13 2020 16:04 utc | 152

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/11/13/russian-diplomacy-pulls-caucasus-from-brink-of-disaster/
"One wonders if there was a hidden agenda by foreign powers in reigniting this conflict in the Caucasus. The deployment by Turkey of mercenary fighters from Syria and Libya in support of Azerbaijan had the potential for dangerous escalation. Azerbaijan borders Dagestan and Chechnya in Russia’s southwest where Moscow waged a war against Islamist extremists in the late 1990s."
Busyness as usual for yankistan and the anglosphere. Gotta admire the Russian peace keepers. They don't blow the shit out of everyone if their car backfires or they fart.
Here in oz, the, the farts in charge are suckin it up towards china until they see which way the wind blows with biden.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Nov 13 2020 16:07 utc | 153

@148 vk

I didn't write that Bolshevik Jews were Zionists or that the Revolution inspired Zionism in Russia or that Jews plotted the Revolution. I don't want to get caught in a quagmire of irrelevance.

My point is thus: Wall Street and Stalin were catalysts in two ways: weakening non-Jewish Russian power, putting Zionism on the map and enabling the massive Jewish exodus that happened from the USSR and Eastern Bloc into Israel and Stalin was an unwitting pawn in the rise of Zionism as were Yeltsin and Gorbachev.

Pointing out a progression to the present day is important in understanding the machinations of Zionism and how dangerous and geopolitically seismic the consequences are.

Therefore not misinterpreting another attempt at a seismic shift that represents the full hegemonic completion of Zionism is paramount.

Don't fudge with historical irrelevance the obvious historical milestones of Zionism's ascent in the U.S., Israel and Russia (more intensely and specifically during and after the fall of the USSR) and blur the lesson to be learned from this progression to power at this critical time.

Putin appears to be falling into the same trap his predecessors Stalin, Yeltsin and Gorbachev did.

My comment @146 clearly demonstrates that progression vis a vis Russia with the exception of what happened during the Fall of the USSR insofar as the economic leeching and thereafter.

A worse fate awaits China and Iran if Trump continues his rule or returns with his dynasty and of course Zionists are not through with Russia once the prior two goals with China and Iran are achieved.

Posted by: Circe | Nov 13 2020 17:07 utc | 154

@ uncle tungsten... i did read the whitney webb article -
US – UK Intel Agencies Declare Cyber War on Independent Media but as i was saying before - this has been going on for some time...i wouldn't call it the 'great reset'... 9-11 seems to have been a bigger reset..

@ debs - yeah, really fine lap steel player on that... i am surprised you know his name... i love the sound of lap or pedal steel... although daniel lanois is not usually thought of as a steel player, he has done some beautiful work with brian blade in this context..

Posted by: james | Nov 13 2020 17:08 utc | 155

welcome back peter au!

Posted by: james | Nov 13 2020 17:12 utc | 156

Posted by: oldhippie | Nov 13 2020 13:39 utc | 142

Thanks a bunch oldhippie...your articles offer help, hope and know how on taking care of ourselves...kudos...

Posted by: notlurking | Nov 13 2020 17:12 utc | 157

@148 vk

I didn't write that Bolshevik Jews were Zionists or that the Revolution inspired Zionism in Russia or that Jews plotted the Revolution. I don't want to get caught in a quagmire of irrelevance.
Posted by: Circe | Nov 13 2020 17:07 utc | 155

____
vk knows this.

That's why he's trying to shift the goalposts and pretend the argument is Bolshevism = Jewish conspiracy


It ain't the first time i have seen him pull crap like that.

Very slippery character, is our Mr vk.

It's almost as if he's not in the least bit interested in clarity, and concerned only with propaganda and narrative enforcement, ain't it?

He's a Bit like yourself in that regard, tbh

Posted by: Triden | Nov 13 2020 17:40 utc | 158

@ Posted by: Circe | Nov 13 2020 17:07 utc | 155

But you have to explain why Zionism is able to destroy some powers and not others. You can't just posit Zionism is the anti-Russian force par excellence.

The Russian Empire already was a decadent force by the mid-1860s. It lost two consecutive wars (1904-5 and WWI) and was suffering from mass starvation and extermination. The Bolsheviks won't the majority with a "Land, Bread and Peace" slogan, not a Zionist one.

And in the interwar period (1918-1939) the USSR also did trade deals with Germany (Rapallo, 1922), and hired many American entrepreneurs to industrialize itself. Does that mean the Bolsheviks are also Nazis and Liberals?

Posted by: vk | Nov 13 2020 17:55 utc | 159

Debsisdead 119

The average sheeple has a herd mentality. Very little difference in watching a mob of sheep and watching a mob of people.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Nov 13 2020 18:09 utc | 160

The Bolsheviks won't the majority with a "Land, Bread and Peace" slogan, not a Zionist one.

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And 5 million (125 million in 2020 dollars) in funding in 1905 from Wall St banker Jakob Schiff, to start their propaganda efforts.

And that 5 million in funding was just the start of Wall St funding for the Bolsheviks.uch mote was yo come.

Tell the whole story, vk.

For once in your life

Posted by: Triden | Nov 13 2020 18:10 utc | 161

Thanks james.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Nov 13 2020 18:16 utc | 162

@ Posted by: Triden | Nov 13 2020 18:10 utc | 162

The USD 5 million help from Schiff to the Bolsheviks you refer to doesn't exist. There's no mention of any of this in Sutton's book.

Please, mention the page.

Posted by: vk | Nov 13 2020 18:35 utc | 163

Anne,

You're not who you pretend to be and I've proven it unbeknownst to others.

@111 Jen

...or Anne by another name. I'd rather walk on shards of glass than apologize for your twin's and your dishonesty.

Finally, to my latest stalker:

Posted by: Tobin Paz | Nov 13 2020 3:16 utc | 109

I really couldn't give a shit how much you dig into the spin. Biden the Ripper or Biden Lechter...blah😴💤💤💤💤💤

Biden for me is but the iron-tipped boot to kick Trump's big flabby ass out and restore the JCPOA that puts the kibosh on the war plan tripe that sacks of shit Trump, Nitwityahoo, and equally flabby, sleazy palm greaser, Idle-sin, have been simmering together.

Now will you buzz off, already! Geez, what an effing pain!

*********

@162Triden

Everything Schiff did in his life to undermine Russia and prompte the Zionist cause points to you being correct.

However, explain why you would write this: He's a Bit like yourself in that regard.

Since when have I been slippery and concerned with propaganda when I'm only interested in promoting fact and truth?

Wth?

Posted by: Circe | Nov 13 2020 19:34 utc | 164

Correction: Everything Schiff did in his life to undermine Russia and promote the Zionist cause...

Posted by: Circe | Nov 13 2020 19:38 utc | 165

Radio Tarifa - my late husband and I got three of their CDs while in North Africa for several years. If you ever have the opportunity (they stopped recording because their main singer died some years ago) to listen to their music, it is well worth it (along with Dylan, Waits, the Wilburys and on and on....). A wonderful mix of North African, Spanish (itself heavily influenced by North African), Roma...

And NO big C - I have nowt to do with Jen, nor she with me. Appearing among the comments on a particular website means absolutely zero.

I do not have to explain myself to you.

Posted by: Anne | Nov 13 2020 19:53 utc | 166

Peter AU1 @Nov13 16:07 #154

One wonders if there was a hidden agenda by foreign powers in reigniting this conflict in the Caucasus.

Yeah. See my comments on the "Russia Achieves Ceasefire In Nagorno-Karabakh" thread.

Azeris and Kurds constitute large minorities in Iran. USA-Turkey-Saudi-Israel asshats likely see these as levers.

!!

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Nov 13 2020 20:43 utc | 167

Dear Uncle Tungsten Some of us don't post links because we fear the wrath of the tech tyrants. Others of us of course post almost never because we dislike being pounced on. Yes, circe does seem to be uninformed and obsessed but foul language will not likely bring a chance. so, Uncle T try www.telesurenglish.net

cheers

Posted by: Miss Lacy | Nov 13 2020 21:02 utc | 168

Hi @karlof1 (123),
Is there a transcript for Lavrov's press conference? Thanks.

Posted by: joey_n | Nov 13 2020 21:11 utc | 169

Hi Miss Lacy,
Did you enjoy the book His Own Man by Edgar Ribeiro? Back in the beginning of the plandemic you mentioned you were going to buy a copy.

I'm with you about not chiming in here too much lately. Not that I have a whole lot to add to the conversation with so many astoundingly intelligent people posting here. It has become a bit uncivil at the bar, though. When I used to drink, I used to go to a bar in Hawthorne California called The Greatest. Saw a few Stuperbowls there. They still let you smoke, too. $2.50 for stiff mixed drinks. People were cool, too.

As always, I learn so much from everyone here. Especially how to be civil on political blogs.

Posted by: lex talionis | Nov 13 2020 21:16 utc | 170

I do not have to explain myself to you.

Posted by: Anne | Nov 13 2020 19:53 utc | 167

Who asked you to??! Get over yourself.

@169 Miss Lacy

Is that your excuse for being too lazy to learn the HTML tags: a choice between not posting links or f**king up a thread so no one can read it?

Oh, so I guess you would censor or block HBO too since you're so proper and faint of heart? Get real; it's not a reunion of tea, biscuits and gossip.

Politics and fighting deception is nasty business. The truth hurts but lies can kill. So put you censor hatchet away; and come up with something better to take me down. I do declare; some nerve...🙄 hmpf!

Posted by: Circe | Nov 13 2020 21:50 utc | 171

@ circe

frankly, i can't tell much difference between you and trump in some obvious respects.. this must be why you detest the guy -> you don't like looking at your own shadow that closely, or at all... and clearly you don't like having it pointed out either...

Posted by: james | Nov 13 2020 22:24 utc | 172

“...come up with something better to take me down.”

Why? You do that to yourself in every post. Never fails.

Posted by: oldhippie | Nov 13 2020 23:40 utc | 173

joey_n @170--

Don't know yet, but will look after I post this comment:

Today Putin participated in the ASI Forum: Strong Ideas for a New Time, (ASI--Agency for Strategic Initiatives, an autonomous non-profit organization). Again we read Putin's vision for Russia and ought to wonder when we'll hear the same from Western Neoliberal politicos:

"Of course, we will not be able to listen to the authors of all 15,000 ideas and projects today, but I am sure that most of them are comprehensive and constructive and all of them reflect the sincere desire of our citizens to build a Russia as we want to see it: a successful, safe, free and modern country where people are of highest value, where they can prosper, work, raise children and build their businesses, that is, a country that provides broad opportunities for self-fulfillment.

"I would like to emphasise that in order to move forward together and strive for nation-wide success, the contribution of each person to the fate of Russia should be appreciated.

"We need to help grow and implement the best ideas and proposals, offer more freedom for the realisation of social, environmental, educational, technological and business ideas, projects by creative industries, tourism development, as well as the development of our cities and rural areas." [My Emphasis]

My bolding in the second cited paragraph relates to what I've been calling duties of citizenship; and yes, you could call it nationalistic/ism and be 100% correct for that's what citizens ought to be IF their political-economic system is worthy of being supported. If it isn't, which is the case within almost every Neoliberal nation, then it ought to be the citizenry's duty to make their nation's system work for them--ALL OF THEM!

Prior to going into discussion, Putin's closing note IMO is very important for what he's evoking as it's very close to a call to arms:

"Before we go over to dialogue, to the discussion of what you have done, I would just like to say a few words about some of the things that I consider extremely important.

"What are they? In all times and historical eras, Russia’s strength has been based on the talent of our people, our ideals and values, mutual aid, respect for our history and patriotism.

"Today, these moral principles are expressed in sincere, inimitable cultural and educational initiatives, the social service of volunteers and the non-profit sector, and the work of the search movement that keeps our memory of the Great Patriotic War.

"Owing to these common values we feel as a single nation and sincerely share our common destiny, victories and difficulties.

"This year, as it has always been during trying turbulent times and we are now undergoing serious pandemic-related trials, ordinary citizens, young people, medical workers and entrepreneurs have done, are doing and, I am sure, will do striking deeds that deserve admiration because of their generosity and cordiality. We really do have many bold, honest, responsive and active people that form the foundation of Russia. We must reveal the enormous creative powers of our people, implement their unique, distinctive ideas and solutions and build together a comfortable life for our people, build a comfortable country."

"A comfortable country." Yesterday, a homeless double-amputee (legs), wheelchair-confined veteran was found frozen to death outside a store in Eugene, Oregon. Such is comfort in the self-described most wealthiest nation of all time--a disaster and failure for millions.

Posted by: karlof1 | Nov 14 2020 0:00 utc | 174

joey_n @170 & all others interested--

Transcript of Lavrov's long presser where he seems to accept Biden's victory, although he nor Putin are ready to offer congratulations for reasons he explains. Be prepared to spend an hour reading it all, and what's provided as of now isn't the entire transcript. The video with voice-over and CC translation is here and lasts about 2 hours.

Posted by: karlof1 | Nov 14 2020 0:19 utc | 175

Karlofi @ 177.

That stuff is sounding very similar to Xi and other Socialist leaders.

Posted by: arby | Nov 14 2020 0:54 utc | 176

Can everyone please please please stop conversing with Circe. At the very least if you must make sure your as rude abnoxious and arrogant as Trump is......I mean Circle is. Like this...
Hey Circe no one cares frock off you bunt.

Mark2 I knew it wouldn't take long for the boards closeted fascist to say something snappy about his real hero. Fuck off ya tosser.

Posted by: Tannenhouser | Nov 14 2020 2:49 utc | 177

arby @179--

Thanks for your reply! You bet! And that's the whole point of the exercise, here's the Constitution's Preamble:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Not as flowery or nationalistic as Putin's prose, but the meaning's the same. The building and running of a nation is supposed to be a Collective Endeavor, not a Feudalistic paradise for just a tiny fraction of people, which is what Neoliberalism and its Zero-sum aims promotes.

Posted by: karlof1 | Nov 14 2020 6:01 utc | 178

@ arby #179 and karlof1 #182

Further to karlof1's point about the intention of the US Founding Fathers is the fact that original motto of America is E Pluribus Unum or Out of Many, One.....how socialistic can you get?......there are those that posit the motto change to In God We Trust marked the end of the American dream.

I continue to believe that making all of finance sovereign public utilities and eliminating private finance from the world would go a long way to moving society back towards a more collective direction.

Posted by: psychohistorian | Nov 14 2020 6:45 utc | 179

Peter AU1 #161

Hiya Peter I know that I'm not the only one on this board who has been concerned about you and your wife, I hope your family is doing ok.
I reckon we will just have to agree to disagree on the sheeple thing. That is the brilliance of humanity right when everyone, particularly our self appointed leaders act, imagining everyone is going to react in much one desired way, we don't, we raise the middle finger 'n show the arseholes the road.

Posted by: Debsisdead | Nov 14 2020 6:53 utc | 180

Posted by: karlof1 | Nov 14 2020 0:00 utc | 174 -- "Yesterday, a homeless double-amputee (legs), wheelchair-confined veteran was found frozen to death outside a store in Eugene, Oregon. Such is comfort in the self-described most wealthiest nation of all time--a disaster and failure for millions."

14 US veterans die by suicide every single day for the last 14 years straight, for a total of 70,000 undeserved deaths of despair, 4 times more than US military on-duty deaths over the same period.

But of course, the US is a normal nation, even a comfortable nation, a nation so comfortably normal that some leaders have freezers full of luxury ice cream while veterans freeze to death on the streets. And you can take that cold comfort (pun intended) to the bank.

American youth good enough to die for the exceptional nation's One Percenters' purposes, are not good enough to be cared for when they limp home from wars of theft crippled in mind and body.

And the children of those 'leaders' with ice cream freezers? They develop flat feet, claustrophobia, germophobia, and all kinds of certifiable (wink wink) disabilities so they do not have to get into harm's way.


Posted by: kiwiklown | Nov 14 2020 8:56 utc | 181

re James #156

Hiya I'm hurt - nay mortified that you could imagine I dunno who Leon McAuliffe was (lol).
Actually truth is I was turned on to McAuliffe by this fella more than 50 years ago when I decided that steel guitar was most what I wanted to play. I simply wasn't good enough to start with Bill and family garbage ended up stopping me from learning from the only other teacher in Auckland at the time - the world breathes a huge sigh of relief cos instead I went on to be one of a thousand godawful drummers instead of becoming one of a handful of steel players - I still would have been godawful but I woulda stuck out like the balls on a blackfella's dog.

Posted by: Debsisdead | Nov 14 2020 9:08 utc | 182

Posted by: karlof1 | Nov 14 2020 6:01 utc | 178 -- ".... provide for the common defence.... promote the general Welfare.... and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity...."

"common defence" -- defense of American soil, not worldwide offense (military bases, biolabs)

"general welfare" -- welfare of all citizens, not just the One Percenters' welfare

"to ourselves" -- not for Israel; not for illegal aliens; not for just the One Percenters

Posted by: kiwiklown | Nov 14 2020 9:09 utc | 183

Posted by: William Gruff | Nov 13 2020 11:20 utc | 131 -- "The last four years have been like a colossal super-spreader event in a pandemic of mental illness. It is mass hysteria on a scale never seen before in human history. And the greatest tragic victim here is western culture itself. I cannot see a path to recovery."

America has been going insane for decades now. If politics is downstream of culture, then it is the rot of Western culture that throws up such horrible political 'leaders' as scheming schumer, plastic pelosi, shifty schiff, wild-eyed maxine, zombie-faced lightfoot, slippery obummer, trumpeting trump, bidet biden, et al (you can see I despise them all with a vehemence).

I agree that no path to recovery is possible for Western culture until the abyss is reached, and perhaps then, after a time and a season of languishing in the shithole, some inspirational leader rises up . The study of history gives hope even to the insane.

Meanwhile, well-intentioned people, prophets even, will scream warnings into the wind, and be ignored, only to be studied when some future youth wakes up from the deep slumber that is western society today.

Posted by: kiwiklown | Nov 14 2020 10:08 utc | 184

Looks like some Trump bootlickers are pretty pissed waking up to the news that their Trump Maggot Mangod lost fairly and squarely, and has been using their contributions to his Legal Defense Fund to pay off his campaign debt.

Okay. I get it, you sore losers, and I stress losers, after all that koolaid and now the supply run dry, it's hard waking up to reality.

So much pessimism and dejection because Trump lost, and he can't rid people of their healthcare, can't ruin the lives of Dreamers, can't destroy Iran, regime change Venezuela, pillage their oil, make Israeli Apartheid legal, separate families or rid the world of more blacks, Latinos and old people ignoring the elephant in the room. the Covid hoax.

No Trump was never going to take down the Empire and spread Peace and Harmony throughout the globe...that was the Kool-aid delusion, poor wretches!

So now don't go drowning your sorrow in moonshine instead because Trump's going back to Mar-a-Lago to be waited on hand and foot until he drivels his last meal onto the fine China, kicks the bucket and we're put through the torture of a ceremonial Presidential funeral for a scoundrel and crooked Ziofascist shyster like him whose tombstone should read: It was all about me and only me for a fleeting moment in time.

Posted by: Circe | Nov 14 2020 11:47 utc | 185

Posted by: kiwiklown | Nov 14 2020 10:08 utc | 184

There is too a path to recovery, Russia recovered, one generation, we just need to find someone competent and well-intentioned like Putin or Xi to run things here instead of the biggest assholes on the planet like we have now. We need lots of people like that, and a lot fewer, like NONE, of the greedy Davos crowd and their dependents. No more assholes with power, it's like magic.

Posted by: Bemildred | Nov 14 2020 12:28 utc | 186

“I do think that Trump will win the Pennsylvania lawsuit … namely, the lawsuit that challenges ballots that were filed before the end of Election Day, but not received until after Election Day,” Dershowitz said.

“The [Pennsylvania] legislature had basically said no to that, and the state Supreme Court said yes because of the pandemic,” he continued. “That may have been the right decision in some theoretical sense, but the Constitution doesn’t permit anybody in the state but the legislature to make decisions about elections.”

Citing the Bush v. Gore case in 2000, Dershowitz asserted that President Trump may very well overturn the Pennsylvania election call if he and his legal team can prove that the segregated ballots helped sway the election.

Alan Dershowitz Predicts Trump Will Win Pennsylvania Lawsuit

Posted by: Down South | Nov 14 2020 12:46 utc | 187

Posted by: Down South | Nov 14 2020 12:46 utc | 187

You notice how when the Constitution forbids something, it is always something good for the public. If it is good for the government apparatchiks, the Constitution somehow does not forbid it.

Whereas the way I understand it, the purpose of the Constitution was to restrain the government, not the public. Not to mention the 10th Amendmdent, which everybody ignores.

Posted by: Bemildred | Nov 14 2020 12:53 utc | 189

"One wonders if there was a hidden agenda by foreign powers in reigniting this conflict in the Caucasus. The deployment by Turkey of mercenary fighters from Syria and Libya in support of Azerbaijan had the potential for dangerous escalation.

@Posted by: Peter AU1 | Nov 13 2020 16:07 utc | 153

By reading some transcript of a conversation including Defense Minister of Artsakh, Hariutunyan, published at Colonel Cassad, Armenian people at the front were aware they can´t continue fighting without being exterminated as they realized were fighting NATO.... They clearly outline the presence of highly especialized Spetsnaz sabotage groups and UAVs which mainly defined the defeat of the probably outdated and diminished Armenian armed forces. Prior to the settlement there was a cauldron in formation around a group of thousands of conscripts all 18-20 years old, it was either abandoning them to a sure death or to claudicate, in the prospect of anyway defeat by overwhelming forces and obvious lack of ammunition, as the Armenian were not supplied by any superpower, as the other side was ( obvious fro everybody fighting at the front, I repeat.. ).

Some of these points were also signaled by Pashinyan in his adress to the nation, while adding that "The military-industrial complex and high technologies should become the leading branches of the renewed Armenian economy", and that "The Armenian army and society must change institutionally", which I do not discard as secondary goal....This seems NATO getting another poor country with a lot of neccesities to prioritize incurring in an arms race to defend from harassment, as they do not think achieveing that from European "partners" in the middel of pandemic recovery...
It seems that most of old guard of Armenian Army, of Soviet formation resigned, which resembles a cleaning out of any remaining Soviet officials and veterans ( and thus with Russian and other for mer Soviet Republics links ) in the Armenian Army, so that to reshape it towards a possible future inclusion into NATO, by renewing it totally with enough previously brainwashed against Russia new conscripts in the next decades.... I do not discard Pashinyan is a tool to achieve this outcome, hence there are revolts in Yerevan and searches looking for him to be made the people´s justice, the people are not fools, after all.

According to an Stalker Zone´s author, who recalled testimony from known people in Yerevan, Pashinyan followers, "all those who trampled on Russian flags and demanded that the Russians get out of Armenia, as soon as the war broke out, immediately fled from Yerevan to the US, Canada and western Europe"....Of course, these people will never fight at the front ( or any front for that matter, these are hardly part of those martyrs of any "heavenly hundred" pack either... ). This is why claims by Pashinyan in his adress on that "The change of power in Armenia should be carried out through democratic mechanisms", sound like a joke ( especially for those returning from winessing their mates dying in the thousands under the indiscrimante attack of NATO´s UAVs ) after he seized power in the name of NATO by "velvet revolution"...

Still it is happening few in Armenia right now, after some 5000 people, mostly young, have died. Pashinyan clearly beneffits from the fact that Armenians are so peaceful warmhearted good Christian people, otherwise he would be hanging in a lampost....

Including graphic testimony of the carnage, how UAVs cause a lot of casualties, in their unexpected attacks, without risking nobody in the other side....Also left graffities including nazi symbols in attacked vehicles of victims on the roads, this highly likely by European people ( or aspiring European, Grey Wolves?...), not your average IS recruit...

https://colonelcassad.livejournal.com/6325745.html

Btw, that, ability to manage these UAVs requires long months of trainning to especialize on it, thus impossible for neither the Azerbaijani Army nor least the "moderate rebels" to learn this masterfully... Everybody knows in the Caucasus and Russia that the war was directed by Turk generals/especialist from the very Baku, causing even the resignation of Azerbaijani Chief of General Staff, Sedigov, since this equated the take over of the Azarbaijani Army by the Turkish Army...Alijev must be aware of not losing seat in the aftermath, after he opened the doors for those in Ankara, and Brussels, dreaming of a new Ottoman Empire... and riches... in the middle of perhaps worst crisis of Western capitalist system....

https://colonelcassad.livejournal.com/6322415.html?utm_source=3userpost

Posted by: H.Schmatz | Nov 14 2020 12:55 utc | 190

Where did America go wrong ?
It’s game plan was mistaken and evil, any fool should have been able to se that !
It’s down to simple domestic economic’s
To provide for your family you have to offer some thing the rest of the world wants.
You need to respect the outside world in order to gain respect back.
You need to respect your own people, family, and nabours.
—————-
What you don’t do is ——-
Steal from your family / tax payers.
Break into rob and distroy your nabours homes or countrys.
You don’t spend your house keeping money on weapons, weapons, weapons.
You don’t treat the world like an enemy! Deliberately for your own selfish gain.
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The world is a small club, and right now America is not in it.

Posted by: Mark2 | Nov 14 2020 13:02 utc | 191

Bemildred @ 189

I agree and it will be interesting, now that you mention the Tenth Amendment, how Biden’s COVID advisor plans to implement a 4 to 6 weeks nationwide lockdown seeing that the US President does not have the power to do so as, from my understanding, public health like public education is the prerogative of the states and not the federal government.

Posted by: Down South | Nov 14 2020 13:07 utc | 192

When I visited Armenia, I was told by many people there that their language and that of the Basque Country has a lot of words related in common, but also I was called the attention to a a photo of a rural sport consisting on lifting great stones, equal to that paracticed in the Basque Country in the ethnic museum at Mestia, Georgia...

To the battered people of the Caucasus...some Basque music, a people who seems like always longing....
There is no shame in bending under an overwhelming military force while you are managed by inept puppets of foreign powers...

You will prevail! Pride and strenght!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0fdfXcGWcE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_jeCvpiiwQ

Posted by: H.Schmatz | Nov 14 2020 13:20 utc | 193

Must watch Lou Dobbs interview with Sidney Powell, Trump’s lawyer in charge of the lawsuits on voter fraud.

I am going to release the Kraken

Posted by: Down South | Nov 14 2020 13:25 utc | 194

@ Vegas they ran a little test..." Las Vegas Columnist Ran A Test And County Officials Accepted Fake Signatures On 8 Different Ballots "

Every fraudulent vote is a felony? Maybe misdemeanor, but conspiracy to do election fraud certainly is.

Where's the grand jury?

Oh... I get it. The inescapable deduction is that it's a "ritual of acceptance" - publicrelations scam, like the wizard of oz - and that's why the votes don't matter, but the images do.

Withal, like Comrade Brother Smedley said: "A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses."

In 2020 Murka the election racket is...a racket.

For the vegas story at zero h> tinyurl[dot]com/y39gblyr

Posted by: Walter | Nov 14 2020 13:39 utc | 195

Release the kraken (an enormous mythical sea monster said to appear off the coast of Norway)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRiB6pO1G9s

Interview of Sidney Powell by Lou Dobbs

Lots of fraud. Largely centered on Dominion

Posted by: financial matters | Nov 14 2020 13:44 utc | 196

H.Schmatz @ 193
Thanks for those vids, buitiful song and setting !
That is what the world should be about.
That right there is true wealth, it’s about people, a proud group indeed !
Perfect timing on your behalf, a picture paints a thousand words.
Respect to you here and for all your comments.

Posted by: Mark2 | Nov 14 2020 13:59 utc | 197

The publication by the NYT of a news by Israeli military alleging having killed an Al Qaeda leader in Iranian soild this past summer, denied by Iranian government officials, seems a lot like the preparation of the US, and Israeli, public opinion for a coming war on Iran.

For all those alleging Trump did not started any war, during his tenure, including "b", he seems to be trying hard his best during his last weeks in power in face of the alleged intention by most probable next Us president, Biden on rejoining the JCPOA.

this is aa clear intent by israel and Trump administration on trying to imposse a continuation of their foreign policy on the incoming administratyion by laying the field to thwart any change of direction different from a frontal clash to overthrow the Ayatollahs..

https://twitter.com/descifraguerra/status/1327554181998243840

Posted by: H.Schmatz | Nov 14 2020 14:06 utc | 198

Pro- "Stop the Steal" spin from the Duran's Alex and Alexander (Mercouris):

"With each passing day...Trump confidence grows, Democrat panic grows"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=302ZCduU1YE


"Power lawyer Lin Wood “100% confident Trump will be President”"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyZQzFEVdD0

L. Lin Wood joined Trumps legal team. He is the lawyer who won his clients huge settlements from NBC (Richard Jewell defamation case 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing inccident), CNN and WaPo (Nicholas Sandman Coventry Catholic HS defamation cases).

Lin Wood quote (from min 6:00 --> 6:45 of the yt video):

"...it will be confirmed by the courts in terms of the illegality, but between now and when all these deadlines come to pass the evidence that will be put out over time will convince any fair-minded and objective American, even many who did not support Trump, that there was a concerted calculated effort to steal out govmt and freedom, and the record will show that they themselves killed many people in this country. These people are dispicable; they're criminals. Going forward I'm confident there will be no more corruption in the WH. Donald Trump's going to drain the swamp."

Posted by: gm | Nov 14 2020 14:12 utc | 199

H.Schmatz | Nov 14 2020 14:06 utc | 198 (Iran & Trumper)

I too (moderately anyway) suspect Trumpie to make attack on Iran. Of course Comrade Marandi also thinks this (see his twitter posts).

I imagine the troop "removals" are tactical repositioning for this attack.

Iran can, and has promised, to blast the attacking forces. Since sound strategy is essentially indirect, this seems to imply that Iranian counterattacks and defenses will be highly effective. Persia's been around 4 a long time, the US not so much...and their backs are to the sea, in a strategic sense...so they'll fight to the death. US?, neh, not so.

When a perceived "Empire" fails, it is the perception that fails last - right after the BigBigDefeat.

I think very probable that Trumper owes a "debt" to Netanyahooo and zee ion - and needs to pay up...even though it will cost more than a pound of flesh.

(Herr S, as some will tell you @ MoA, Wally has been around for a long time, he comes and goes. He's a wright, retired proletarian. Once he ate lunch at Marburg. Many of his German family died @ Theresienstadt. Peace, Brother)

Posted by: Walter | Nov 14 2020 14:20 utc | 200

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