Anyone who believes that Donald Trump or Hilary Clinton will make a material difference to the future of the nation is a stupid fool. It is the Congress that has the real power to reshape the nation and its future. The Speaker of the House, while not enjoying the privileges of Air Force One and the trappings of the Presidency, is the most powerful man in Washington.
I understand at a profound level the love a native American feels for the land and their role as a protector of this sacred life sustaining bond.
We live in particularly unstable and dangerous times. The US behemoth is forced to adjust to an increasingly multipolar world, as Eurasia and alliances such as BRICS coalesce. The coup in Brazil, tripling US expenditures for suppression in Latin America, Israel’s frantic genocidal pace, the NATO build up to intimidate Russia, Syria’s miracle resistance against […]
Jim W. Dean – I like these frequent heads of state meetings due to the “side meetings” opportunities to work out out problems with all the numerous conflicts that are going on that often require banging some respective staff heads together on to solve festering diplomatic wounds.
Which brings us to our business which is essentially War, Drone assassinations, Regime change and Weapon sales as part of an out-of-control Military/Industrial/Congressional complex all operating under the cloak of American exceptionalism.
Jim W. Dean – Little Yemen with it 22 million people living in a county that imports most of what it needs, and exports God only knows what, is somehow continuing to stand up to the Saudi coalition onslaught.
Politicians have proven themselves to be among the least brightest individuals one would find among the population of America. Not wanting to classify all those who seek public office as being nothing more than a sack of rocks, let us just point out the truth here that the private sector hires the best while the […]
Jim W. Dean – We were able to get out in front of the Turkish “incursion” story by posing that it was the beginning of Turkey’s longed for “buffer and no fly zone” in Syria, literally a safe haven for the proxy forces it is supporting in Syria.
Jim W. Dean – These are hopeful words from Mr. Steinmeier, as he is speaking for the German government, but not for NATO. Military brass often does not like balance, always preferring superiority.
Jim W. Dean -I am still waiting to see why no one is interested in finding out who helped themselves to the Shah’s looted billions kept in foreign banks.
In a real democratic entity, the people themselves make all major political, legal, and judicial decisions. The absence of real democracy provides one explanation for the growing strength of the Invisible Government—and for that Government’s successful campaigns against freedom, peace, living standards, spirituality, and the biosphere.
Jim W. Dean – This is all going to be much ado about nothing. Someone is really scraping the bottom going after these past staff associations and business deals to get something against the candidate… a little mud splattered maybe?
Jim W. Dean – This story is a tempest in a teapot for two reasons. Russia can do just fine with the US locking itself out of the Russian market. Plus, presidents have a wide hand when it comes to foreign policy.
Jim W. Dean – The big question now is will Erdogan keep supplies flowing from Turkey, with Iran and Russia not saying a word in protest, which so far they have not.
Jim W. Dean – These CENTCOM investigations were carefully crafted to “not” go into certain areas where the real scandals were, like how our own training programs for moderate rebels ended up feeding men and weapons into the jihadi militants’ ranks.
Jim W. Dean – Ukraine president Poroshenko seems to be challenging me on my one of my favorite quips, “You just can’t make this stuff up”, by putting on worldwide display that he certainly can, with his new Russian threat hoax.
Jim W. Dean – My, my, Mr. Kissinger just experienced one of the negatives of living too long…that declassification of some of your past nasty acts catches up with you.
Iran FM Zarif – “They [US officials] are making a mistake because what they have lost so far as a result of the escalation of the Iranian nation’s distrust due to the US lack of commitment…”
America’s real rulers have access to immense fortunes, operate behind the scenes, and enjoy near-absolute power.
Germany’s Steinmeier – “We are talking with each other like emissaries from two different planets. There is essentially no basis for understanding … no basis for discussions,” the top German diplomat said.
Jim W. Dean – I am always surprised to have these professor types running interference for the jihadis, claiming they are all peace loving citizens wanting to overthrow a dictator.
Of course, I will not be choosing the lesser of two evils and will instead be voting for the good Dr. Jill Stein ~ the Green Party’s presumptive nominee for President and look forward to her presence in the Presidential debates. God help us all in November.
The US has been crashing into one Regime-Change Disaster after another, but claims the failures to be victories.
Though sadly ignored in this nation, there are third party alternatives in the impending battle of the unlikeable and the untrustworthy. If a candidate more accurately addresses my concerns and reflects my point of view why would I vote the lesser evil when I can vote the greater good?
The recent tragic murder of British Member of Parliament Jo Cox advances that Government’s agenda. Hence, that Government is the prime suspect in Jo Cox’s murder.
Jim W. Dean – The US setting a precedent of holding any terror event on trial in a national court, and then seizing sovereign funds in a judgment case is going to have quite a ripple effect, as it gives the right, theoretically, for other countries to do the same.
Jim W. Dean – The sad irony in all this is that only one CIA person has been punished, and that was John Kiriakou, sentenced and imprisoned until his early release last year for going public about the program in 2007.
This is fear based political overkill by a Democratic political establishment that is married to corporate power as well as the status quo and obviously afraid of the people’s will and vote ~ note super delegate power play.
Jim W. Dean – What a breath of fresh air to see European politicians forming their own new groups to speak out on some of the childish actions of its major political organization with its self-inflicted, Russian-sanction boomerang wounds.
Jim W. Dean – The replacement for the Iranian nuclear weapons hoax is rolling out as I had predicted. Russia won that prize, with NATO moving up to its borders with forces on hand, knowing that Russia would have to counter, and that being claimed as “aggression”.