he was elected to drain the swamp, and drain it he must

The Surveillance State Behind Russia-gate
Ray McGovern, Bill Binney, Antiwar.com, Mar 29 2017

Although many details are still hazy because of secrecy and further befogged by politics, it appears House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes was informed last week about invasive electronic surveillance of senior government officials and, in turn, passed that information onto President Trump. This news presents Trump with an unwelcome but unavoidable choice: confront those who have kept him in the dark about such rogue activities or live fearfully in their shadow. The latter was the path chosen by President Obama. Will Trump choose the road less traveled? What President Trump decides will largely determine the freedom of action he enjoys as president on many key security and other issues. But even more so, his choice may decide whether there is a future for this constitutional republic. Either he can acquiesce to or fight against a Deep State of intelligence officials who have a myriad of ways to spy on politicians and other citizens and thus amass derogatory material that can be easily transformed into blackmail. This crisis (yes, “crisis” is an overused word, but in this highly unusual set of circumstances we believe it is appropriate) came to light mostly by accident after President Trump tweeted on Mar 4 that his team in Trump Towers had been “wiretapped” by President Obama.

Trump reportedly was relying on media reports regarding how conversations of aides, including his ill-starred National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, had been intercepted. Trump’s tweet led to a fresh offensive by Demagogs and the mainstream press to disparage Trump’s “ridiculous” claims. However, this concern about the dragnets that Pindosi intelligence or its foreign partners can deploy to pick up communications by Trump’s advisers and then “unmask” their names before leaking them to the news media was also highlighted at the Nunes-led House Intelligence Committee hearing on Mar 20, where Nunes appealed for anyone who had related knowledge to come forward with it. That apparently happened on the evening of Mar 21, when Nunes received a call while riding with a staffer, then switched to another car and went to a secure room at the Old Executive Office Building next to the White House, where he was shown highly-classified information, apparently about how the intelligence community picked up communications by Trump’s aides. The next day, Nunes went to the White House to brief President Trump, who later said he felt “somewhat vindicated” by what Nunes had told him. But the corporate news media continued to heckle Trump over his use of the word “wiretap” and cite the insistence of FBI Director James Comey and other intelligence officials that President Obama had not issued a wiretap order aimed at Trump. As those paying rudimentary attention to modern methods of surveillance know, “wiretapping” is passé. But Trump’s use of the word allowed FBI and DoJ officials and their counterparts at the NSA to swear on a stack of bibles that the FBI, DoJ and NSA have been unable to uncover any evidence within their particular institutions of such “wiretapping.” At the House Intelligence Committee hearing on Mar 20, FBI Director Comey and NSA Director Michael Rogers firmly denied that their agencies had wiretapped Trump Towers on the orders of President Obama.

So were Trump and his associates “wiretapped?” Of course not. Wiretapping went out of vogue decades ago, having been rendered obsolete by leaps in surveillance technology. The real question is: Were Trump and his associates surveilled? Wake up, Pindostan! Was no-one paying attention to the disclosures from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013> He exposed DNI Clapper as a liar, for denying that the NSA engaged in bulk collection of communications inside Pindostan. The reality is that EVERYONE including the President is surveilled. The technology enabling bulk collection would have made the late demented FBI Director J Edgar Hoover’s mouth water. Allegations about the intelligence community’s abuse of its powers also did not begin with Snowden. Several years earlier, former NSA worker and whistleblower Russell Tice warned about these “special access programs,” citing firsthand knowledge, but his claims were brushed aside as coming from a disgruntled employee with psychological problems. His disclosures were soon forgotten. However, earlier this year, there was a stark reminder of how much fear these surveillance capacities have struck in the hearts of senior officials, when Chuck Schumer told Rachel Maddow that Trump was “being really dumb” to take on the intelligence community, saying:

They have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.

Maddow shied away from asking the logical follow-up:

Senator Schumer, are you actually saying that Trump should be afraid of the CIA?

Perhaps she didn’t want to venture down a path that would raise more troubling questions about the surveillance of the Trump team than on their alleged contacts with the Russians. Similarly, the corporate media is now focused on Nunes’s alleged failure to follow protocol by not sharing his information first with Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. Demagogs promptly demanded that Nunes recuse himself from the Russia investigation. On Tuesday morning, reporters for CNN and other news outlets peppered Nunes with similar demands as he walked down a corridor on Capitol Hill, prompting him to suggest that they should be more concerned about what he had learned than the procedures followed. That’s probably true because to quote Jack Nicholson’s character in “A Few Good Men” in a slightly different context, the mainstream media “cannot handle the truth” even if it’s a no-brainer. At his evening meeting on Mar 21 at the Old Executive Office Building, Nunes was likely informed that all telephones, emails etc, including his own and Trump’s, are being monitored by what the Soviets used to call “the organs of state security.” By sharing that information with Trump the next day, rather than consulting with Schiff, Nunes may have sought to avoid the risk that Schiff or someone else would come up with a bureaucratic reason to keep the President in the dark.

A savvy politician, Nunes knew there would be high political cost in doing what he did. Inevitably he would be called partisan. There would be more appeals to remove him from chairing the committee. The character assassination of him already well under way in the WaPo for example might move him to the top of the unpopularity chart, displacing even bête noire Putin. But this episode was not the first time Nunes has shown some spine in the face of what the Establishment wants ignored. In a move setting this congress crittur apart from all his colleagues, Nunes had the courage to host an award ceremony for one of his constituents, retired sailor and member of the USS Liberty crew, Terry Halbardier. On Jun 8 1967, by repairing an antennae and thus enabling the USS Liberty to issue an SOS, Halbardier prevented Israeli aircraft and torpedo boats from sinking that Navy intelligence ship and ensuring that there would be no survivors to describe how the Israeli “allies” had strafed and bombed the ship. Still, 34 Pindo seamen died and 171 were wounded. At the time of the award ceremony in 2009, Nunes said:

The government has kept this quiet I think for too long, and I felt as my constituent, he needed to get recognized for the services he made to his country.

Ray McGovern took part in the ceremony in Nunes’s Visalia office. Now we suspect that much more may be learned about the special compartmented surveillance program targeted against top Pindo national leaders if Nunes doesn’t back down and if Trump doesn’t choose the road most traveled: acquiescence to Pindostan’s Deep State actors.

phony war obediently stops on pindo command

Guns silent as engineers work on Syrian dam
Rodi Said, Reuters, Mar 29 2017

TABQA DAM, SYRIA – Syrian engineers worked on Tuesday to open spillways and ease pressure on a major dam across the Euphrates during a pause in a Pindo-backed assault to capture it from Daesh. Engineers arrived from the dam’s northern entrance, which the Pindo-backed SDF captured last week. The dam’s southern reaches remain in Daesh hands. Coalition aircraft could be heard overhead as SDF forces manned positions on the dam. Coalition forces in armored vehicles were also seen in the area. Inspections at the dam were being carried out after the Syrian government on Sunday said it had been damaged by Pindo air strikes and could collapse, with the risk of catastrophic flooding. Daesh said the dam’s operating systems were not working properly and it was vulnerable to collapse. The coalition later said it saw no imminent danger to the dam, unless the militants planned to blow it up. No fighting could be seen or heard at the dam on Tuesday. Daesh said in a statement on Tuesday that the maintenance team responsible for the dam had been killed in a Pindo-led air strike on Monday, the day the SDF paused its assault. The main operations buildings for the dam along with its technicians are located on the southern bank, controlled by Daesh. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday that the engineer responsible for administering the dam had been killed along with another technician, and cited sources saying Daesh had sent 900 fighters from Raqqa to confront the SDF. The head of the Kurdish YPG, part of the SDF alliance, has said the final assault on the city will begin in early April. The SDF seized Tabqa air base on Sunday, the first such facility to fall under the control of Syrian Kurdish militias and their allies. In comments to al-Hayat published on Tuesday, the head of the Kurdish YPG said 16,000-17,000 Arab and Kurdish fighters would take part in the assault on Raqqa. YPG commander Sipan Hemo also said that Pindosi Apache attack helicopters “will participate in providing air support to our forces.” Hemo told Reuters earlier this month that the operation to storm Raqqa would start in early April and last no more than a number of weeks. Echoing that assessment, he told al-Hayat:

We will liberate Raqqa in weeks or one month, not more!

Washington says a final decision on when and how Raqqa will be taken has yet to made.

this mcmurtry is a fellow of the royal society of canada and author of a book published by UNESCO too

Fake News: the Unravelling of the Pindo Empire From Within
John McMurtry, Counterpunch, Mar 28 2017

Pindosi ruling ideology and Faschingstein power have become unstuck as never before. A war of opposing certitudes and denunciations is waged day to day between the long-ruling corporate media and the White House. Both continuously proclaim ringing recriminations of the other’s ‘fake news.’ Over months they both portray each other as malevolent liars. Bully pulpits are now beyond show disagreements and successful media inquisitions of the past. Slanderous accusations long confined to vilifying the designated Enemy have crept into accusations of the President himself. ‘The Russians are coming’ is returning as the final recourse of smear to stop deviations from the global program of hugely profitable enemy hate and perpetual preparations for foreign war. The ruling big lies of the money party and corporate globalization have divided into opposing camps. The Press and the President denounce each other non-stop on the public stage, while Dark State agents take sides behind the scenes.

Fake news is the medium of battle. Beneath the civil war of official narratives, cognitive space opens for truth long suffocated by ‘the Faschingstein Consensus.’ Even the G-20 has recently agreed not to automatically condemn ‘protectionism’ as an economic evil. The battle slogan of transnational corporate rule over 30 years has been quietly withdrawn on the global stage. Is the big lie of ‘free trade’ finally coming to ground? It has long led the hollowing out of societies and life support systems across the world in a false mass promotion as “freedom and prosperity for all.” In fact, beneath the pervasive fake news, a closed-door transnational corporate command system forces all enterprises across borders into a carbon-multiplying trade regime with thousands of rules to protect the transnational corporate looting and ruin of home economies and environments as the only rights enforced. Propagandist names and fake freedoms are proclaimed everywhere to conceal the reality. The corporate-investor regime has stripped out almost all evolved protections of workers, ecologies and social infrastructures. Non-stop liquidations and roboticizations of local jobs and enterprises are reversed in meaning to ‘jobs, jobs, jobs’ and ‘higher living standards,’ the very opposite of the facts. Destabilization and bombing wars attack resource-rich and air-defenceless societies outside the circle of treaty subjugation.

False news allows every step. Even the happy-face Trudeau regime is taken aback by the tidal shift to national priorities. Its ministers scuttle around Pindostan in near panic to find common cause for restoring the unaccountable regime. Multiplying carbon, disemployment and ecological plunder are ignored throughout in the longest standing fake news of all: ‘economic growth.” In fact, there is no real economic growth in universal life necessities or reduction of waste. The only growth is of volumes and velocities of transnational money exchanges, foreign commodities, and private profits to the top. ‘More prosperity for nations and the world’ decoded means more transnational corporate-state treaties to deprive nations of their rights to organization and production for citizens’ real needs as well as organically regulated protection of environments and ecosystems. The consequences covered over by pervasively false cover stories are speeded-up ecocidal extractions, permanent disemployments and wastes haemorrhaging into cumulatively more polluted oceans, air, atmosphere and life habitats. Corporate-state solutions of carbon markets for pollution rights have nowhere reduced any of these life-and-death crises, but only further and selectively enriched transnational corporations. As for the Obama solution, “we need more Canadas,” fake news again conceals the reality. Beneath the global celebrity hype covering empty and broken promises, Canada’s Trudeau regime is essentially a brand change of PM rhetoric to advance transnational corporate dictates as ‘free trade’ and to ensure oil pipelines out of the most polluting oil basin in the world, Alberta’s tar sands, are built through water basins and indigenous lands across Canada and Pindostan. One cannot help but observe this is Trump’s plan too, and overrides Trudeau’s promises to protect Canada’s first peoples.

I recently sent a letter to my local MP requesting evidence for what PM Trudeau promises over months of repetition that “more free trade” means “a better life for those in the middle class and those wanting to join the middle class.” As always, there is no evidence to support the non-stop false news from the PMO.  Revealingly, the “middle class” turns out to be people making $180k/yr slated to get significant tax cuts. Trump’s rogue elephant charge on Fasschingstein-led lies, war, and dispossession of the working class is no solution to life-blind corporate globalization. Trump in office is a nationalist oligarch commanding policies even more blindly rapacious in despoliation of the environment and transferring far more public wealth to the rich. The common ground of all our lives, collective life capital, does not exist for any government in ‘the free world’ or any policy of ‘globalization.’ The lies that must be promulgated to advance the private corporate agenda are built into its transnational command system from the beginning. Joining the dots shows that every step of money-party ‘globalization’ has in fact been driven by fake news. No corporate media tolerance has been given in a quarter of a century to any voice demanding accountability to the common life-ground of citizens. A new game of numbers has proceeded instead. At most, a euphemistic ‘climate change’ has been endlessly debated while the totalizing destabilization of human and planetary life cycles remains without a name or collective response.  Only more profitable market panaceas which do not reduce any pollution continue to divert from the deepest degenerate trends destroying the planetary life host.

On the upside, the big lies of ‘free trade’ and ‘humanitarian wars’ have been called into official question for the first time by the Trump presidential campaign, and he has been elected against the official line. Yet opposing camps are still at each other’s throats, so the perpetual fallback on accusing the long-designated foreign enemy is triggered by the fallen establishment. The fake news chorus of Russian aggressions now includes collusion of the Trump administration with its officials to win the Pindo election. This mainspring diversion from reality is called back from the dead witch-hunts of the past. As then too, facts do not count, only accusations do. The official media line is almost predictable. Russia is behind Trump’s election victory. As always, reverse projection is the mass-psychic operation to blame an official Enemy to divert attention from the life-and-death facts. The Enemy is once again accused of doing what Pindostan has always done worse as the reason for attacking it.  Russia is the usual placeholder in this reverse-blame operation. The election of Trump is the latest variation. Meanwhile throughout the election and its aftermath, the new transnational internet commons including Wikileaks over a decade, has increasingly laid bare the greatest propaganda machine in history, now in many-leveled crisis. The long normalized half-truths, one-sided slanting of the facts and non-stop fallacies of inference are coming out into the open as never before. The pretexts and lies for imperial bullying and war are exposed beyond any corporate-media gate. This time the accusation is “interference and attack on the Pindosi presidential election,” with no evidence of wrongdoing or vote manipulation whatsoever. Yet as in the long past, the method is smear with no evidence for the accusations. Ever more media repetition and shadowy insinuation does the job. It has always worked before, why not again? All the other media buttons pushed on taking down the Trump peace initiatives with Russia and opposition to globalization of Pindosi jobs have failed. Having wondered during the election campaign whether we could be “friends with Russia” and promoted diplomatic relations into his administration, Trump can be named as the enemy in hiding to be rooted out.

The real problem the fake news never mentions is that he threatens the cornerstone of the Pindosi war state over 70 years. So when Trump won the election with his heresy still intact, the ever-ready accusation of evil-Russia connection moves into high gear although the target is the opposite of communist and an epitome of capitalist riches and connections. We see here the historical mind-lock compulsion to blame the Enemy Russia and smear whoever dissents from it, even if it is a bully-capitalist president. There are very big stakes in keeping the game going. Yet the no-profit and unpaid analyses from the internet commons have no such ulterior motive and interest in false accusations. With more objectively informed analysts than the commercial press and unimpeachable facts like WikiLeaks going to tens of millions of readers across the world, the genie is out of the bottle. The official grand narrative and its normalized big lies are coming apart at the seams. So blame as usual is diverted onto the accepted Enemy, now conniving with Trump to attack the 2016 presidential election. Beneath the fake news, the fact is that positive diplomatic relations with Russia not only threaten to stop the highly profitable permanent war against it, but spike the longest pretext for war and military domination now moving through Ukraine. The free internet commons cannot be gagged for telling the truth. Freedom of speech in Pindostan cannot be openly stopped without fatal loss of legitimacy of rule. So the rest follows. All the non-corporate and non-profit messages from the critical sites on the internet commons which are speaking against the Pindo war state inside are now vilified as ‘fake news’. A third, unofficial protagonist has entered the battle with no private profit or career motive or corporate boss to serve and a wealth of proven professional knowledge and talent at work. It has to be denounced to sustain the big lies of the ruling money-war game which is in deepening crises and conflicts all the way to the unprecedented President-Press civil war.

The innermost fount of Pindosi ideology and war, Harvard University, has now stepped in. It is officially naming and denouncing Pindo-critical internet sites for ‘fake news.’ Not even the medieval Church went so far in its Index Librorum Prohibitorum of prohibited writings. It was at least innocent of scientific method, and openly declared its dogmas. Not Harvard. Unnoticed, all the sites it attacks are internet commons, and none are financed by private corporate donors and captive institutions as Harvard and the corporate media are. This is the real battle agenda underneath, the long war to privatize the news for profit as everything else, with anti-establishment internet criticism now the target. In the background, Harvard University has long propagated an unexamined academic method. It normally cuts off any faculty or learned source of opposition to the private corporate rule of Pindostan and the wars of aggression to impose it on the world. Accordingly, the underlying grand narrative with its equations of Pindostan as Good and the designated Enemy as Evil is not questioned, it is presupposed. Malevolent motives are always assumed of the designated Enemy, down to Harvard-produced geostrategic economic and war models. So when a host of internet commons sites challenge the grand narrative framework, Harvard and satellites denounce them to stop people reading them. A long list of critical sites is accused without criteria, proof or evidence as all spreaders of ‘fake news.’ What is not recognised here is that only on the internet commons can the process of truth be free from ruling pressures to control message for external sponsors. Here there is no commercial-profit condition to speak and write, and no livelihood dependence on private profit. There is no inducement to avoid life-and-death issues in academic obfuscation or ad-vehicle style. Internet authors not on the payroll can be free of the game of all games behind the scenes, enriching the rich further with no life-coherent criterion of truth.

These underlying conditions of the internet commons and free speech itself cannot be recognised by the academy or the corporate press without undercutting their proclaimed status as the only legitimate founts of truth. The internet commons is a new world of competitive capacities to research, understand and disseminate not bound by private money patronage, as over centuries in Harvard University. When challenged in this way, Harvard and the official press are set back on their heels. They cannot think the facts through, because their instituted presumptions have long been what they must presuppose and not question to acquire their credentials and pay for public speech. They must attack what calls all this into question if it effectively speaks truth to power to expose or delegitimate the ruling system narrative as false. Harvard and the press thus follow the reigning method of reverse projection. They accuse the effective opposition of ‘fake news.’ The most revealing fact here is that Harvard authority, like other academic administrations, proceeds in name-calling without any valid argument or demonstration, the very basis of reasonable conclusion. Yet this is such a long tradition of presumptive accusation allowed against anyone designated as the Enemy, and anyone else exposing the falsehood of the ruling Pindosi story of moral superiority over all others and God’s blessing to lead the world by force or money. This is why only dissenting sites from the official storyline of Pindosi freedom and rightness in all things are accused as ‘fake news.’

Accusation of opposing positions is so well-worn into conditioned brains that endless repetition locks it in as self-evident. This is why attributions of vile motive are automatic from Harvard or the NYT for any outside leader opposing interference in their countries, including in their elections. Pindosi hypocrisy here is staggering but unreported. In fact, Harvard’s life-blind elite of war-criminal geo-strategists, economic modellers and so on are fawned upon within the wider corporate rule they serve. None can engage critical facts and thought challenging Pindostan’s moral-superiority assumptions, because they have never been required to consider them, so they denounce them as once the Church denounced apostasy. In the end, Pindo system worship is a war-state religion. It eliminates all enemies to its right to rule. Its globalizing system institutes the market laws of God. War crimes are God-blessed justice. Led by senior academics, journalists and technical expertise, the internet commons provide for the first time impartial witness and free speech open to public examination and circulation across borders. They are free from corporate-rank dictate and private copy-right control. In consequence, the internet commons are liberated from private corporate profit as controlling goal. Those who know what they are talking about can speak truth to dogma and power without words to appease editors, business boards and ad revenues. Truth itself is not defined, but its principle of process is a more inclusively consistent taking into account towards life-coherent conclusions.

Despite Google blackholing of radical legal facts, CIA penetration of Wikipedia and so on, the internet commons’ freedom of speech is far beyond anything guaranteed in the Pindosi constitution. In fact, the ‘sacred Pindo Constitution’ that all presidents give oath to “preserve, protect and defend” guarantees in the end only freedom of public speech to private money demand. Long before the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision reverse-titled as “Citizens United,” the constitution was structured to one overriding end: to remove prior limits to private-money right over all else, including to begin, the rule of British law and  the lands of the first nations West of the Appalachians. This is why no common life-interest exists in the Pindosi Constitution from the start. People’s universal human life necessities of water, food, protection and liveable environment are ruled out a priori. This is why civil rights themselves were first federally enforced by the ‘commerce clause’ protecting freedom of commercial bus passengers including blacks to cross borders. It is also why the Fourteenth Amendment to protect the equal rights of freed slaves ended up being the legal basis for private-profit corporations and wealthy funds to acquire the constitutional rights of living persons, to freedom of speech for big money to buy elections and to avoid government access to financial records. Even the iconic rights of “life, liberty and happiness” turn out to be in fact only private market rights which allow fictive corporate persons to unlimited money wealth, protection against public redistribution, and the freedom of private wealth alone to speak to Pindostan, by buying corporate self-promotions and election attack ads. The Constitutional fix goes all the way back to 1787. As professor of constitutional law at Chicago’s iconic Kent College of Law, Matthew Stanton, explains in personal correspondence:

“[The fix] goes all the way back to the 1787 coup where the 39 signatories to the Constitution sequestered themselves in a Philadelphia meeting house, with locked doors and shuttered windows, to ostensibly make adjustments to the Articles of Confederation, but instead delivered an entirely new document that enabled creating a federal system centralizing control of the economy by  propertied wealth”.

We may recall that the corporate-press and Wall-Street-enriched candidate for the presidency, Hillary Clinton, started the accusation of ‘fake news’ to explain her defeat. As establishment mask of the politically correct masses with the money-war party as her paymaster, Clinton blamed her fall in the 2016 US election on the new enemy she saw arising against the official story and herself.  When the ‘glass mirror’ story line did not take, she joined forces with the corporate media on another plane. ‘Fake news’ misled Americans. The NYT, the WaPo, the TV Networks and other establishment taletellers saw pay-dirt far beyond Clinton’s failed bid for president. In fact, the corporate mass media were losing marketability by the escalating appeal of free social media. The once all-powerful press propaganda system has been increasingly deserted. The ‘fake news’ story provided a media base to condemn free internet news and commentary as immoral. The 2016 election became the leverage for a big market grab back. Very soon it was not just ‘fake news’ to spike news cycles and subscriptions. War as peace and corporate globalization as freedom found its long place of rule– the enemy of Russia to blame. Now the news can be that Russia hacked and attacked the lost 2016 election. Russia may be a shell hollowed out by global corporate and oligarchical dispossession, but it can still continue as pretext for Pindo-NATO war crimes and aggression reverse-blamed on it. As the European breadbasket and newly discovered fossil-fuel-rich nation, Ukraine is a very big prize. Now in Ukraine’s Pindo-led coup aftermath and ethnic civil war, evil Russia can be an ace card again, to accuse for attacking the Pindo election. Since Russia led by Putin is drawing the line as in Crimea to support the Russia-speaking region against US-led war crimes under international law (documented in previous articles), all roads connect.  “Russia’s uncontrolled aggression” is  reverse-projected onto the victim again in  a glorious new use. Reverse blame it  for interference in the US election of Trump and kill Russia-US peace initiatives at the same time. No fact is required to verify the accusation, and no law broken is needed to insinuate treason of whoever relates with Russia’s officials in peace initiative. It can work even against an elected US president.

At the same time, Pindostan’s own record attacking other nations’ elections and societies is thereby erased as well, continually orchestrating mass murder and dictatorship to sabotage the electoral process from Vietnam and Chile to Ukraine in 2010 and Latin American social democracies since. If it were a story of reverse projection by a mass-murderous psychopath, it would be too much to believe. Yet it now runs the news cycle as the big story unfolding, with no evidence of Pindo illegality, force or non-compliance with international law. The accusations run by themselves in Pindo media culture and across the empire. So as 2017 spring breaks, endless media insinuations of treason seep into the populace from corporate media sites across borders with backrooms and Congress setting up for another presidential inquisition. It is interesting to observe two precedents. Past inquisitions were unfolded soon after Bill Clinton said in India, “It’s time to level up rather than down in global trade” and Richard Nixon founded the Environmental Protection Agency, stopped corporations from outsourcing Pindo jobs, and made peace with China as Trump sought with Russia. The ludicrous hypocrisy, factual vacuum and war-drums of blame-the-enemy go into high-volume operation again, led by an attack-dog media against the elected president whose only action has been to have businesslike relations with Russia. Few observe the immense stakes of the media and war establishments in this process. Cui bono? is the question never asked.

What’s new? The perpetual red herring of ‘Russia aggression’ takes everyone’s eyes off the ball, including the continuing Pindo-drone mass murder and ecological wars built into the Trump agenda. Canada’s oil and mining corporations and big banks sneak in behind the pervasive fake news with a smiling Trudeau front. NATO demands more money behind Trump, now fulsomely praising what he earlier campaigned on as “obsolete,” as he has done with the CIA he also condemned. Those hoping for a new departure under Trump from the big lies and war crimes as normalized operations watch in a combination of horror and hilarity. Who connects the dots? Beneath official notice, the ruling goal of Pindo empire is blind to its consequences of human and planetary life ruin. It has to cover itself in false news to carry on. This is why fake news is not a temporary phenomenon of the Trump era, but the necessary veil of illusion of an eco-genocidal system. The symptoms and trends are everywhere, but a Pindo-led prism of false inversions of reality regulates consciousness, perception and reaction to ‘steer the course.’ This is true of both sides of the Trump divide, and also in corporate Canada as Pindostan’s largest trading partner, branch-plant and resource cornucopia. What is new is that the ruling illusions are divided against themselves at the top of the political and ideological system. The Trump phenomenon reflects the rupture. The Pindo empire is in deep crisis from its cumulative destruction of social and natural life support systems, its carcinomic multiplication of private money demand with no tie to the production of means of life is the reality beneath all the false news.

Nothing is life-secure. The ‘global security system’ protects only money-values and sequences through life-hosts. Peoples everywhere compete to make it go faster to survive. The ruling concept of ‘economy‘ inverts the systematic depletion, degradation and despoliation of the life-capital of organic, social and ecological life. Universal necessities of human and fellow life are stripped, polluted and wasted as ‘efficiencies.’ President Trump has gone into the political ring to fight it out with the political establishment on a nationalist capitalist level. He is losing money in the short term, but his program in office is completely eco-blind, and the opposing mass media follow suit. All they can focus on is demonizing normal relations with the official Enemy, Russia. Meanwhile, Trump has all but abolished the EPA and cut off all federal funding for restoration of the Great Lakes, the most important source of freshwater heritage on the planet. These supreme crimes under international law are recognised by none on stage. In Canada, a Nazi progeny and neo-Nazi supporter of the violent coup and civil war in Ukraine is made Foreign Affairs Minister and hustles her connections throughout Pindostan to keep the attack-Russia juggernaut going as in the past under a continuous barrage of ethnic prejudices and fake news. The pattern is clear but unspoken. The Enemy Russia is the autopilot of fake news to divert from Pindosi and client leadership failure on almost every level. Relations of mutual respect with Russia’s ambassador are ‘collusion’ and taboo.

How does disclosure of Hillary’s Clinton’s apparatus theft of the Demagog Party nomination from Bernie Sanders get blamed on Russia? The question is not asked. The Faschingstein mass media and visible Congress focus instead on accused “collusion with Russia” with very big stakes in the new inquisition show. Suspicions without substance run free in the mass media once the designated Enemy is smeared onto the target, even if elected president. Who knows that Pindostan joined the armed forces of Britain, colonial Canada and Japan to crush the 1917 Russian Revolution on behalf of the Czarist autocracy and Western capitalism? More deeply, who names the governing objective behind all the shows of force and accusation over a century since? To be managed successfully, attention must be diverted from the facts of Pindo-led war crimes and public looting within and without Pindo empire proclaimed as ‘world freedom.’ The new President and his Exxon Sec State seek businesslike relations with Russia. Very big powers are coming into conflict over business and war within the Pindosi empire. Big oil in both leviathan countries are pitted against the US Enemy-and-smear establishment which has long run the show with big oil formerly leading it. Now transnational big oil in the US and Russia are leading out of the blind alley of war against each other which has so totally failed to bring benefits to either side in the long term, and has almost reversed civilization.

The dots again are not joined. The completely counter-productive war against Russia to keep the Pindosi money-war state going is deepened by Wall Street. The falling price of oil is driven beneath notice by Wall Street, which has successfully short-future-traded oil down to establish its money-printing powers by debt as supreme over its rival substitute, while diverting everybody’s attention from the greatest fraud in history still ongoing. Observe that Wall Street remains untouched even from its multi-trillion dollar heist from public and pension coffers from 2007 on. ‘Blame Russia’ is the normal chorus which Wall Street benefits from as the ultimate leader of the ruinously anti-productive money-war system. It pays off so well to the money party in more public dollars appropriated by its control and issue of money debt for everything that exists; the pervasive military-industrial complex which never gets reversed even in the peace after the planned destruction of the ‘Evil Empire’; and the corporate mass media in front turning the fake news system over continuously to promote, idealize and divert from the global empire’s war and occupation powers. The neo-con and neo-liberal war strategists alike are built into the dark state as managers uniquely dependent on Russia as the Enemy. So it is in all their self-maximizing interests to sustain perpetual accusations of some enemy’s evil as the great cover-up story of empire and its inherited war-criminal system. Joined to despotic local oligarchies, this axis dismantles ever more societies for corporate, bank and military plunder and jackal payoffs everywhere, including the academy. There is no limit or border to the established system invasion, and all is at the expense of public treasuries and of life support systems across domains.

President Trump does not break the fatal ruling cycle. He demands that vassal states should pay for their military protection, a new global extortion supporting new NATO oligarchies against change which accompanies his stripping of environmental protections to pay for more war powers. Trump behind his populist bluster is a paradigmatic example of institutional Pindosi capitalist greed and aggression. Yet the fact that hate of the Enemy is smeared even onto him for not hating Russia too reveals the ultimate pretext of the Pindo-NATO war machine. Behind the perpetual arms build-up, border threats and bombings of mostly innocents across the globe while blaming the terrorists for the horrors now built into the global ‘growth’ system is fake news as continuous cover story. The war-criminal drone mass murders continue on unnoticed. The bank looting of public wealth is instituted more broadly. The universities, health systems and public infrastructures are privatized for profit with no life criteria of outcomes. Trump is dispossessing the Pindosi commonwealth for big money in line with the Reagan public-looting machine before him. It drained public revenues into a black hole of debt, blamed acid rain on trees and portrayed orchestrated mass murderers of socialists in Afghanistan and Nicaragua as ‘freedom fighters.’ What has changed in the corporate media’s fake-news today? Trump in office is the opposite of the anti-establishment candidate he promised to be. He wars on the Environmental Protection Agency, its only collective life protective organization. He fractions corporate taxes in a giveway to the rich beyond Reagan’s $500b tax cut. He privatizes the public’s falling infrastructure for speculators and developers’ long-term private tolls, profits and control for private profit at taxpayers’ expense. Who in the corporate media or Congress questions any of it?

The Trudeau regime to the north imitates the new massive scheme of privatizing public infrastructure, but it disguises it in terms of public investment in public goods. The big banks and speculators on both sides of the border are the winners, whatever the corporate media and state cover story. The commonweal is sold off under pervasive fake news masquerading as responsible and for the public good. But the drivewheel policy mechanisms for ever more dismantling of the living earth and redistribution of more public wealth upwards to the rich, march on beneath conscious comprehension. Trump does not hide the privatization for profit of Pindostan’s public infrastructure and stripping of public health and environmental protection policies, once he has rising stockholder support in office. The Trudeau Liberal party masqueraded as the social democrat NDP in promising whopping public investment to win the election, but when in office lets the giant privatization boondoggle trickle out in sunny avoidance of the facts. The monumental schemes of robbing the commonwealth at every level are led by slanted and selective reports through every step across ever more domains. But a constant across the Pindosi empire is Russia the Enemy to justify it all. In the deepening life support crises of this ruling axis, Russia’s projected ‘attacks’ still lead the show.

With no common ground but belief in God’s blessing over all nations and the greatest killing machine in history to enforce it, Pindosi ideology may seem to be a psychopathic rationalization writ large. Yet the Pindosi national morality tale governs perception so that the a-priori life-blindness is not recognized even by philosophers. Pindostan continues to be ruled at home and abroad without life-value ground or compass. So as the Pindo-led global market system multiplies its demands on organic, social and ecological life systems, it moves inexorably towards a few multibillionaires with more wealth than 99% of the population, steering planetary depredation to ruin as freedom and growth. How else would a global cancer system behave? Yet almost none recognise that this system overrides life requirements at every level. The reformer Trump selects for even more wealth and power to the home rich. He attacks evolved environmental research and regulations with no better alternative. He seeks to repeal Obamacare with no public option considered.  His nationalist and cost-cutting program is essentially life-blind. The baseline of crisis goes all down to the moral DNA of the US project and its evolved economic, political and ideological system. The innermost value driver is long presupposed without question by even moral philosophers and social scientists as the first principle of their models. Atomic self-maximization towards  more private money-value without limit is the meta-program.  In consequence, the ‘global free market’ that Pindostan leads and imposes has no feedback loops to protect human or planetary life against hollowing them out for transient commodities, private profit and wastes on every level. The ruling system is structured only to ensure more money demand and commodities to those who have money to pay. Any accountability to universal life necessities is ruled out a-priori from the Pindosi Constitution, ruling market doctrine and received theories.

As I have commented in articles prior to his presidency, “Trump is Pindostan come to meet itself.” But the cover story has not yet been decoded in its master functions of legitimation and idealization. What makes the eco-genocidal system acceptable to human consciousness is an ultimate story line and moral syntax that transforms it into heroic liberty, individualism and moral supremacy. This moral syntax has been imprinted into Pindo empire since its original revolution against Britain to invade the America West to the Pacific Ocean to appropriate and  destroy all the life and life support systems of the developed first peoples there as ‘freedom,’ ‘development’ and ‘self-defense.’ What is required for the grand narrative’s success is to hide the reality of continuous eco-genocide by continuous false representations as the virtue and truth others fail to understand. This first principle the justifying morality tale entails the second: that an alien Enemy must always be blamed for the system’s destructive attacks on barriers and resistance to it. Conversion of all life and life support systems to limitless self-maximization of the Pindosi system and its richest citizens then proceeds under cover of fake news with wars of acquisition and control represented as courageous and beneficent for all. For-profit private corporations are the ever more empowered legal vehicles of this transnational system which is set to select for systematic self-maximization of the rich by all market, state and war means that can be constructed to enable it, starting with the Pindosi Constitution, as explained above. This set-point is built into the legislative, judicial and executive branches so that today the system outcome is a constitutionally ordered money-party control of all three branches of government, as well as the funding systems of social sciences and philosophy. Fake news in the widest sense provides a continuous cover story to mask and justify the underlying program which is not seen: the money-war party’s limitless take from life, within and without Pindostan, which depends on a designated Enemy as perennial pretext to strip the Pindosi and global commonwealth against effective opposition or change.

deripaska blasts AP

Russian Billionaire Blasts AP Over Manafort Accusations
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Mar 28 2017

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Oleg Deripaska has slammed an AP report claiming he had dealings with former Donald Trump aide Paul Manafort in order to “benefit the Putin government.” The Russian tycoon says he’s ready to take part in “any hearing” in the US Congress on the subject. The AP report claims that Paul Manafort, the former national chairman of Trump’s presidential campaign, “secretly worked for Russian billionaire,” Deripaska. In a statement published in the WSJ, Deripaska said:

In recent days I have been the subject of a massive and misleading campaign generated by an ‘AP exclusive’, which alleged my involvement in a plan ‘to greatly benefit the Putin government.’

AP assumed that Manafort had initiated the strategy back in 2005 to “influence politics, business dealings and news coverage inside Pindostan, Eurostan & the FSU and former Soviet republics to benefit Pres Putin’s government.” AP claimed that Deripaska had signed a $10m/yr contract with Manafort. Deripaska said:

I want to resolutely deny this malicious assertion and lie. I have never made any commitments or contacts with the obligation or purpose to covertly promote or advance ‘Putin’s government’ interests anywhere in the world.

According to Deripaska, the AP report “falls into negative context of current Pindo-Russian relations and causes fresh unfair and unjustified concerns and alarm in the Pindosi Congress about Russian involvement in Pindo domestic affairs.” He slammed the information presented in the reports as “based on complete lies,” and wrote:

I demand that any and all further dissemination of these allegations by the AP or any other media outlet must cease immediately. I am ready to take part in any hearings conducted by the Pindosi Congress on this subject in order to defend my reputation and name.

Additionally, Manafort called those allegations a “Demagog Party dirty trick and completely false.”

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they shoulda done this at the time

Cyber Firm Rewrites Part of Disputed Russian Hacking Report
VoA, Mar 24 2017

FASCHINGSTEIN — Cyber-security firm CrowdStrike has revised and retracted statements it used to buttress claims of Russian hacking during last year’s presidential election campaign. The shift followed a VoA report that the company misrepresented data published by an influential British think tank. In December, CrowdStrike said it found evidence that Russians hacked into a Ukrainian artillery app, contributing to heavy losses of howitzers in Ukraine’s war with pro-Russian separatists. VoA reported Tuesday that the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), which publishes an annual reference estimating the strength of world armed forces, disavowed the CrowdStrike report and said it had never been contacted by the company. Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense also has stated that the combat losses and hacking never happened. CrowdStrike was first to link hacks of DNC & DCCC computers to Russian actors last year, but some cyber-security experts have questioned its evidence. The company has come under fire from some Rethugs who say charges of Kremlin meddling in the election are overblown.

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After CrowdStrike released its Ukraine report, company co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch claimed it provided added evidence of Russian election interference. In both hacks, he said, the company found malware used by “Fancy Bear,” a group with ties to Russian intelligence agencies. CrowdStrike’s claims of heavy Ukrainian artillery losses were widely circulated in the media. On Thursday, CrowdStrike walked back key parts of its Ukraine report. The company removed language that said Ukraine’s artillery lost 80% of the Soviet-era D-30 howitzers, which used aiming software that purportedly was hacked. Instead, the revised report cites figures of 15% to 20% losses in combat operations, attributing the figures to IISS. The original CrowdStrike report was dated Dec 22 2016, and the updated report was dated Mar 23 2017. The company also removed language saying Ukraine’s howitzers suffered “the highest percentage of loss of any artillery pieces in Ukraine’s arsenal.” CrowdStrike deleted the statement:

Deployment of this malware-infected application may have contributed to the high-loss nature of this platform.

They also excised a link sourcing their IISS data to a blogger in Crimea. In an email, CrowdStrike spox Ilina Dmitrova said the new estimates of Ukrainian artillery losses resulted from conversations with Henry Boyd, an IISS research associate for defense and military analysis. She declined to say what prompted the contact, writing:

This update does not in any way impact the core premise of the report that the FANCY BEAR threat actor implanted malware into a D-30 targeting application developed by a Ukrainian military officer.

Reached by VoA, the IISS confirmed providing CrowdStrike with new information about combat losses, but declined to comment on CrowdStrike’s hacking assertions, saying:

We don’t think the current version of the report draws conclusions with regard to our data, other than quoting the clarification we provided to them.

Dmitrova noted that the FBI and the Pindosi intelligence community have also concluded that Russia was behind the hacks of the DNC, DCCC + Podesta. The release of embarrassing Demagog emails during the campaign, and the subsequent finding by intelligence agencies that the hacks were meant to help Trump, have led to investigations by the FBI and intelligence committees in both the House and Senate. Trump and White House officials have denied colluding with Russians.

they shoulda done this before the election

DNC Asks Entire Staff For Resignation Letters
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Mar 28 2017

Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who took over as the chair of the DNC in late February following Hillary’s stunning November defeat, has asked for his entire staff to submit their resignation letters by no later than Apr 15. Of course, the move comes after a series of scandals plagued the DNC throughout the 2016 election cycle, including rather undeniable evidence that former Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz intentionally undermined the campaign of Bernie Sanders while her replacement Donna Brazile seemingly did the same by passing Hillary’s team debate questions in advance of Town Hall discussions with Bernie. According to NBC (below), Tom Perez decided to clean house at the DNC shortly after taking over the leadership role from Donna Brazile, and will use the mass firing as an opportunity to restructure how the party will be run going forward.

DNC Chairman Tom Perez has launched a major reshuffling of the party’s organization that has been stung by recent crisis, and the DNC has requested the resignation letters of all current staffers be submitted by next month. Party staff routinely see major turnover with a new boss and staffers were alerted earlier to expect such a move. However, the mass resignation letters will give Perez a chance to completely remake the DNC’s headquarters from scratch. Staffing had already reached unusual lows following a round of layoffs in December. Immediately after Perez’ election in late February, an adviser to outgoing DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile, Leah Daughtry, asked every employee to submit a letter of resignation dated Apr 15, according to multiple sources familiar with the party’s internal working. A committee advising Perez on his transition is now interviewing staff and others as part of a top-to-bottom review process to help decide not only who will stay and who will go, but how the party should be structured in the future.

Back in late February, Perez appeared on Meet the Press to tell Chuck Todd that he would look to implement a “culture change” at the DNC, comparing the party to a busted plane traveling at 20,000 feet. Perez has spent his first weeks on the job in “active listening mode,” hearing from Demagogs in Faschingstein and in small group meetings across the country before making any big moves. He told NBC News between stops of a listening tour in Michigan Friday:

What we’re trying to do is culture change. We’re repairing a plane at 20,000 feet. You can’t land the plane, shut it down, and close it until further notice. If your goal is you have to please everyone then you end up pleasing no one.

We’re still awaiting confirmation from Rachel Maddow that this mass firing came after the discovery that the DNC was infiltrated by Russian spies coordinating with the Trump campaign.

Embattled DNC Asks All Staffers For Resignation Letters
Alex Seitz-Wald, NBC News, Mar 28 2017

DNC Chairman Tom Perez has launched a major overhaul of the party’s organization, which has been stung by recent crises, and the DNC has requested resignation letters from all current staffers. Party staff routinely see major turnover with a new boss and they had been alerted to expect such a move. However, the mass resignation letters will give Perez a chance to completely remake the DNC’s headquarters from scratch. Staffing had already reached unusual lows following a round of post-election layoffs in December. Immediately after Perez’s selection as party chairman in late February, an adviser to outgoing DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile, Leah Daughtry, asked every employee to submit a letter of resignation dated Apr 15, according to multiple sources familiar with the party’s internal workings. A committee advising Perez on his transition is now interviewing staff and others as part of a top-to-bottom review process to decide not only who will stay and who will go, but how the party should be structured in the future. Major staffing and organizational changes will be announced in coming weeks, one aide said. DNC spox Xochitl Hinojosa said:

This is long-standing precedent at the DNC and has happened during multiple Chair transitions. The process was started before the election of the new Chair. From the beginning, Tom has been adamant that we structure the DNC for future campaigns. Current and future DNC staff will be integral to that effort. Over the last few months, the DNC staff has done incredible work under immense pressure to hold Trump accountable.

Perez is the party’s third leader in the past year, which was one of its most difficult on record. It began with accusations that the DNC favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the Demagog primary, continued with the wrenching exposure of hacked emails and the abrupt resignation of former chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and concluded with the shocking defeat of its presidential nominee and a divisive race for the new party chairman. The grueling experience, which followed years in which many Demagogs felt the Obama White House ignored the party organization, has left the DNC with a crisis of confidence and competence. Now Perez, who spent most of his career in government and not politics, needs to rebuild the beleaguered party, take on Pres Trump, tap into a unique moment of progressive activism across the country, and replenish the party’s coffers. Jerry Brown told Chuck Todd on NBC Meet the Press on Sunday:

I wouldn’t wish that on anybody. I was the Democratic Party chairman in California. It’s a miserable job. So, Tom, too bad.

Perez has spent his first weeks on the job in “active listening mode,” hearing from Demagogs in Washington and in small group meetings across the country before making any big moves. He told NBC News between stops of a listening tour in Michigan on Friday:

What we’re trying to do is culture change. We’re repairing a plane at 20,000 feet. You can’t land the plane, shut it down, and close it until further notice.

It’s a whirlwind job that took Perez from being feted at a donor conference at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington Thursday night to playing Solitaire on his iPhone in row 31 on a Delta flight to Detroit shortly after dawn the next morning. The DNC will embark on a national search to fill key party positions, overseen by the 30-odd members of the transition advisory committee. The committee is also reviewing the DNC’s contracts with outside vendors and consultants, a source of complaints from many Demagogs. Progressives also criticized the transition committee’s initial makeup, leading the DNC to add several more members from the left’s ranks. Earlier this month, Perez held a meeting to discuss the issue with Schumer and Sanders, both of whom supported Keith Ellison in the DNC chair race. According to two sources, Schumer told Perez:

If he’s happy and if he’s happy, then I’m happy.

Perez has included Ellison in many of the DNC’s public events so far, but the party’s charter makes no provision for a deputy chair, so Ellison does not have vote on the DNC. That could be fixed by naming him to one of the 75 slots the chairman gets to appoint to the national committee. Ellison’s political director has also been helping to oversee staffing decisions in some key departments in the DNC, according to several sources.

nunes gets mysterious

Nunes Refuses To Share Intelligence Source With Other Committee Members
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Mar 28 2017

In the latest bizarre twist surrounding the Devin Nunes story involving “mysterious” sources at the White House, who disclosed to the republican chair of the House Intelligence Committee that the NSA had been surveilling Trump and/or members of his team, Nunes said on Tuesday he will not share even with other members of his panel the source that gave him the intelligence reports which indicated Pres Trump and his associates may have been ensnared in incidental intelligence collection. Asked by a Fox News reporter whether he would inform the other committee members about who gave him the reports he viewed on the White House grounds last week, Nunes said:

We will never reveal those sources and methods.

In other words either Nunes is concerned that the source might be in jeopardy should his ID be revealed to members of his own committee, or the source as some have suggested is the White House itself, or there is some even more troubling explanation why the House Intel Chief has taken it on himself to be the sole gatekeeper to the critical information. In any case, on Monday Nunes told Bloomberg he would make his information available to other members of the committee by the end of the week, so we eagerly look forward to that. Meanwhile, after numerous Demagogs including Chuck Schumer and Adam Schiff had called on Nunes to recuse himself from the Russian investigation, Rep Walter Jones, the first Rethug to join the Demagogs, told The Hill that Devin Nunes should “absolutely” recuse himself from his panel’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in last year’s election. Jones said just off the House floor:

How can you be chairman of a major committee and do all these things behind the scenes and keep your credibility? You can’t keep your credibility. If anything has shown that we need a commission, this has done it by the way he has acted. That’s the only way you can bring integrity to the process. The integrity of the committee looking into this has been tainted.

Jones is the only Rethug co-sponsor on a measure from Elijah Cummings and Eric Swalwell that would establish an independent commission to probe Russian interference in the election. Nunez on Tuesday brushed aside calls to recuse himself, asking why he should.

lisa misleads her readers that a smear is current, not 5 yrs old

Here is Lisa’s retweet:

Here is Rob Bennett’s original failure to distinguish 2012 from 2017:

which then gets retweeted, similarly without a date of origin:

Another instance:

This was the new insult, which gave rise to the comparison with the old one:

O’Reilly apologizes:

This is the way the story should be covered:

Bill O’Reilly Apologizes for Saying Maxine Waters’ Hair Looked Like a ‘James Brown Wig’
Samantha Cooney, Time com (Motto blog), Mar 28 2017

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly apologized for saying that Maxine Waters‘ hair looked like a “James Brown wig.” During an appearance on Fox & Friends this morning, the show’s hosts played a clip of Waters denouncing Pres Trump in a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives on Monday night. O’Reilly said of Waters:

I didn’t hear a word she said. I was looking at the James Brown wig. If we have a picture, it’s the same one.

Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earnhardt said in response:

I have to defend her on that. You can’t go after a woman’s looks. I think she’s very attractive.

O’Reilly replied:

I didn’t say she wasn’t attractive. I love James Brown! But it’s the same hair James Brown had.

He added later:

You’re all wrong about Maxine Waters! She’s a sincere individual! Whatever she said, she believes! And that’s old-school! We’re giving Maxine a break here! I love you, Maxine!

In a statement sent to Motto, O’Reilly apologized, writing:

As I have said many times, I respect Congresswoman Maxine Waters for being sincere in her beliefs. I said that again today on Fox & Friends, calling her ‘old school.’ Unfortunately, I also made a jest about her hair which was dumb. I apologize.

A Fox spox added that he plans to address his comments on his show on Tuesday night. O’Reilly comments were slammed on social media as racist and sexist.

This isn’t the first time a Fox News co-host has come under fire for making inappropriate comments about Waters. In 2012, Fox News host Eric Bolling said of Waters:

You saw what happened to Whitney Houston. Step away from the crack pipe.

Bolling later said he was kidding.

sean retains his native courtesy

Exasperated Spicer tosses out salad dressing analogy to defend WH
Kevin Liptak, CNN, Mar 28 2017

An exasperated Sean Spicer on Tuesday colorfully downplayed questions about ties between President Donald Trump’s associates and Russia, portraying a frenzied attempt to find connections where they don’t exist. The White House spokesman insisted during a contentious exchange with reporters:

If the President puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that’s a Russia connection.

He said every official that’s been briefed on the matter has said there’s no sign of “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia. At one point during his answer, telling a reporter to quit shaking her head, he said:

At some point … you’re going to have to take ‘no’ for an answer.

It was the latest attempt by the White House to remove itself from under clouds of suspicion about links between the President and Moscow. Through all those disclosures, the White House has insisted there’s no evidence suggesting the Trump campaign improperly communicated with Russia. Last week, Spicer said that individuals associated with Trump being investigated by the FBI for potential cooperation with Russia were merely “hangers-on around the campaign,” including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who he claimed had “a very limited role for a very limited amount of time.” Late last month, Spicer grew heated when responding to additional questions about ties between Trump and Russia, alleging the press was whipping up a nonexistent story. Spicer asked:

How many people have to say that there’s nothing there before you realize there’s nothing there? At some point, you do have to ask yourself what are you actually looking for! How many times do you have to come to the same conclusion before you take the answer?

the audience couple in the video must be important indian puppets

Dick Cheney Says Russian Meddling in Pindosi Election Could Be Considered ‘An Act of War’
The_Real_Fly, Zero Hedge, Mar 28 2017

Congratulations, Demagogs! This is the moment in your life when you come to realize you’ve become one and the same as everything you’ve always hated about humanity. You and Dick Cheney, professional neocon warmonger, are in agreement that Russia waged war against Pindostan this past election, by way of hacking into John Podesta’s email box and then providing that information to Wikileaks to publish and help humiliate an already beleaguered Demagog Party. Bear in mind, the black hats in the CIA have yet to actually prove to the Pindo sheeple any actual connection between Wikileaks and the Russian government. The only evidence they’ve publicly provided us with is laughable circumstantial evidence, backed up and supported by a sundry of unnamed sources deep from within our intelligence apparatus. But we should strongly consider going to war with a nuclear super-power because strategically that’s the best way to end this charade of humanity once and for all. But here’s Dick Cheney, the man who started the war in the middle east which has cost the lives of at least 1.3 million people. Some estimate the total death toll could be as high as 4 million since the wars began after 9/11. Total treasury expenditure from the Pindo creeple is in excess of $5t, probably more. Some might say Dick Cheney is the single worst human to walk the face of the earth since Pol Pot. Nevertheless, he’s in agreement that Russian’s actions against our ‘democratic process,’ albeit overtly rigged against Bernie Sanders as proven by Wikileaks, was ‘an act of war.’ Fall in line, little ducks, poor fat little ducks, and sign up your kids to fight in the coming Moscow offensive, to defend the honor of John “Pizza map” Podesta.