tyler durden recommends this one hour docu about wall st & treasury

All The Plenary’s Men
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Apr 29 2017

Make the coffee extra strong before viewing. Lots of ground gets covered quickly. And don’t mothball those pitchforks and torches just yet. The question at bar is why the DoJ has failed to prosecute any too-big-to-fail banks or more importantly their bankers, even for admitted crimes. It’s a crucial question, because after eight straight years of unremitting prosecutorial failure, it looks very much as if a select group of top banks can in fact do no wrong. If that’s the case, then our constitutional republic isn’t merely in trouble, it’s dead. A person or group of people who satisfy Blackstone’s criterion for ultimate sovereign power, the power to commit crimes with impunity, can’t exist in a nation where the law reigns supreme, and yet here we are a decade after the financial crisis began in earnest, and not one TBTF bank executive has gone to jail. Legally, the TBTF banks are indistinguishable from the King, since the power to commit crimes with impunity swallows all other sovereign powers. Such a power isn’t even supposed to exist in Pindostan, and yet it does. Moreover, since there can’t be two kings in a kingdom, the entire government from the president on down is just one of the King’s men under this formulation of power. The real job of the government, then, isn’t to represent the will of the people at all, it’s to do the King’s bidding. A nation that isn’t governed by law is governed by instead by a king. It’s one or the other.

“The King can do no wrong.”
— William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England

“When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal.”
— Ex-President Richard Nixon, interview with David Frost

The president’s inferiority to such an above-the-law sovereign was confirmed over 40 years ago with Nixon’s ouster. The president, unlike the King, answers to the law, despite Nixon’s opinion. Now, you may say that while the TBTF banks might arguably have the de facto power of the King, that’s a far cry from wielding such power formally, having de jure criminal immunity. Another objection, raised by the DoJ itself, is that it has prosecuted TBTF bankers, citing cases like that of Raj Rajaratnam. But in fact these cases reveal the DoJ acting on behalf of the criminal global banking cartel. On that score, the DoJ’s abysmal track record is by now so extensive and so thorough that it’s possible to spot legal patterns in the DoJ’s protracted miscarriage of justice, and as you’re about to see, those patterns are very deeply disturbing indeed. What’s been going on cuts right past a garden-variety constitutional crisis like Watergate, straight to a crisis of sovereignty. The backdrop for all of this is HSBC’s exoneration in Dec 2012 for laundering money for drug dealers and terrorists, about which the House Financial Services Committee issued a report in Jul 2016. Whether it was due to the political circus in town at the time, or to the Rethug authorship of that report (albeit without dissent from Demagogs), it didn’t get nearly the scrutiny it deserved. You see, prosecutors working on the HSBC case were actually going to indict the bank, but they got overruled, and HSBC and its team of criminals skated. The story of how exactly that reversal came about reveals, if not the King himself, then certainly many of the King’s top men. All the Plenary’s Men is a sequel to The Veneer of Justice in a Kingdom of Crime:

the MOAB was dropped on an underground complex built by the CIA for bin laden long ago…

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the original limited hangout

what about your fucking lies, lisa?

Justify your assertions that Assad gasses his own people!

The Apr 4 2017 Khan Sheikhoun incident in an AQ-controlled area of Idlib was obviously perpetrated for maximum propaganda effect to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the CWC, which entered into force and became binding international law on Apr 29 1997. Disinfo produced by fake “CW expert” Dan Kaszeta and fake “citizen investigative journalist” Eliot Higgins of the UK-based Bellingcat blog made its way into the Apr 1l 2017 Trump White House’s “assessment” of the Khan Sheikhoun incident. Kaszeta is now backing evidence-free “Israeli intelligence” claims about Syria. An Apr 19 2017 Israeli “assessment” presented by anonymous military officials included evidence-free claims that Syrian military commanders had ordered the Khan Sheikhoun attack with Pres Assad’s knowledge, and “estimates” that Syria still has “between one and three tons” of CWs. The AP report on the Israeli military briefing included an interview with Kaszeta, who said the Israeli estimate appeared to be “conservative” and claimed:

One ton of sarin could easily be used to perpetrate an attack on the scale of the 2013 attack. It could also be used for roughly 10 attacks of a similar size to the recent Khan Sheikhoun attack.

Back in 2013, Kaszeta backed similar evidence-free claims by Israeli defense officials. The Pindosi Intelligence Community is responsible for gathering and analyzing the intelligence necessary to conduct foreign relations and national security activities. The ability of the President and the Sec Def to understand and respond to specific threats as quickly as possible is severely compromised by the production of “Government Assessment” documents based on inaccurate information. Of urgent concern is the body of information used to manufacture “Government Assessment” documents. The Pindosi Government’s assessment of the Khan Sheikhun chemical incident relied heavily on “videos,” “social media reports” and “journalist accounts” from Bellingcat. Open-source intelligence (OSINT) is defined by both the ODNI and the DoD as follows:

OSINT is produced from publicly available information that is collected, exploited and disseminated in a timely manner to an appropriate audience for the purpose of addressing a specific intelligence requirement.

The Pindosi Intelligence Community’s open-source activities (known as the National Open-Source Enterprise) are dictated by IC Directive #301, promulgated by the ODNI. The “Government Assessment” political documents employed by the White House in Aug 2013 and Jul 2014 appear to have relied on an extra-governmental species of “open source intelligence” largely supplied by bloggers based in the UK. Assessments of CW use in Syria in 2013 (Brown Moses blog) and the downing of Flight MH17 and its aftermath in 2014 (Bellingcat blog) were supplied by UK citizen Higgins of Leicester. Higgins’ collaborator Kaszeta, a US-UK dual national based in London, provided additional claims of “CW attacks” in Syria for both the Brown Moses and Bellingcat blogs. Since 2013, Kaszeta and Higgins have continued to make ever more dramatic claims about “CW attacks” in Syria. Following the Apr 4 2017 CW incident at Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib, Kaszeta was cited as a go-to “expert” by the BBC, Guardian, CNN, Time Magazine, WaPo, NPR, Die Welt, Deutsche Welle, Business Insider, Popular Science, Asia Times and AP. Not content with merely quoting Kaszeta, BBC News online went so far as to publish an essay authored by Kaszeta titled “Syria CW attack: What can forensics tell us?” In a furtive effort to quickly “tie the whole narrative together,” Kaszata mentioned this at the end of his BBC News essay:

In 2013, the chemical hexamine, used as an additive, was a critical piece of information linking the Ghouta attack to the government of Pres Assad.

This intriguing tidbit linked to a Dec 2013 NYT article quoting Kaszeta’s own claims about the “very damning evidence” of hexamine. However, Kaszeta’s claims about hexamine were already debunked in 2014. Kaszeta continues to claim that Hexamine was used in the 2013 East Ghouta attack, despite evidence that hexamine is not soluble in alcohol, making it ineffective for this purpose. Analysis of all primary and secondary evidence relating to the Aug 21 2013 CW incident at Ghouta indicates it was carried out by AQ terrorist forces (Jabhat al-Nusra, AKA Jabhat Fateh al-Sham). Analysis of evidence relating to the Apr 4 2017 CW incident at Khan Sheikhoun indicates it was carried out by AQ terrorist forces (Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, the latest rebranding of Nusra). Higgins and Kaszeta have vigorously backed the narrative of an air-dropped CW bomb in Idlib, but none of Kaszeta’s articles on Bellingcat, nor any of the numerous citations of Kaszeta by mainstream media, address the complete absence of evidence of an aerial bomb. The alleged “Sarin bomb” hole in the road in Idlib has been photographed numerous times from multiple angles. The size, depth and shape of the hole are clear evidence that it was not produced by a falling object such as an air-dropped bomb. MIT physicist Theodore Postol reviewed the White House report on the alleged CW attack in Idlib. He noted that the only source the cited as evidence of Syrian government responsibility for the attack was the crater on a road in Khan Sheikhoun. Postol concluded that the Pindosi government failed to provide evidence that it had any concrete knowledge that the Syrian government was the source of the CW attack in Khan Sheikhoun on Apr 4 2017. Postol accurately identified the amateurish nature of the White House report, writing:

No competent analyst would assume that the crater cited as the source of the sarin attack was unambiguously an indication that the munition came from an aircraft. No competent analyst would assume that the photograph of the carcass of the sarin canister was in fact a sarin canister. Any competent analyst would have had questions about whether the debris in the crater was staged or real. No competent analyst would miss the fact that the alleged sarin canister was forcefully crushed from above, rather than exploded by a munition within it. All of these highly amateurish mistakes indicate that this White House report … was not properly vetted by the intelligence community as claimed. … I have worked with the intelligence community in the past, and I have grave concerns about the politicization of intelligence that seems to be occurring with more frequency in recent times, but I know that the intelligence community has highly capable analysts in it, and if those analysts were properly consulted about the claims in the White House document they would have not approved the document going forward. We again have a situation where the White House has issued an obviously false, misleading and amateurish intelligence report.

Postol recently told the Nation:

What I think is now crystal clear is that the White House report was fabricated and it certainly did not follow the procedures it claimed to employ. … My best guess at the moment is that this was an extremely clumsy and ill-conceived attempt to cover up the fact that Trump attacked Syria without any intelligence evidence that Syria was in fact the perpetrator of the attack.

Israel has a de facto alliance with the Toad & GCC backers of the AQ terrorists who have conducted numerous CW attacks in Syria. Israel possesses the means, the motive and abundant opportunity to supply Sarin nerve agents and other CW to the AQ forces in Syria for the purpose of staging false-flag CW attacks. The Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR), an Israeli government defense research facility in Nes Ziona near Tel Aviv, develops offensive CBW including Sarin. The IIBR facility was involved in an extensive effort to identify practical methods of synthesis for nerve gases such as Tabun, Sarin, VX and other CW compounds. The Apr 26 2017 French “National Evaluation” included evidence-free claims of a “clandestine Syrian CW programme” based on “allegations” of Syrian “CW use” laundered by Higgins and Kaszeta. The French purportedly based their conclusions on “analysis” of the Apr 29 2013 CW incident at Saraqeb, also in AQ-controlled Idlib. A BBC News video report of the Saraqeb incident described the smell at the scene as being very strong. The strong odor of alleged aerial “grenades” was described in a statement from the BBC video:

These are smelly, and a lot of them were used.

Another lengthy statement from the BBC report on the 2013 Saraqeb incident:

I was not present then, but the FSA members came here and said that those chemicals were dropped on the south-western side of the town. The injuries varies from bad to minor. The symptoms include constriction of the pupil, froth around the mouth, complete loss of consciousness as result of the smoke. The smoke was smelly, and the guy who rushed to help the victims lost consciousness when he got to the site.

Based on three confirmed incidents of AQ-controlled “eyewitness” tales of “strong smells” during alleged “air attacks,” we can dismiss any claims that Sarin is being described by these individuals. When pure, Sarin is odorless. When impure or contaminated, Sarin may have a slightly fruity odor, similar to a weak ethyl acetate solution. Neither pure nor impure Sarin produce a “horrible, suffocating smell.” Sarin is not capable of “producing strong smells.” Impure Sarin does not smell “like rotten eggs,” “overpowering,” “like cooking gas” or “like rotten food.” Evidence pointing to possible collusion between Israel, fake “citizen journalist” bloggers like Higgins and Kaszeta at Bellingcat, and officials in the USraeli and French governments represents a grave national security concern for Pindostan.

Source: comment by ‘Abe” to this article, which is below – RB)

More NYT ‘Spin’ on the Syria-Sarin Case
Robert Parry, Consortium News, Apr 28 2017

In blaming Syrian Pres Assad for the Apr 4 chemical incident in Khan Sheikhoun, The NYT and other Western news outlets have made a big deal out of discrepancies in the timing and other details provided by the Syrian and Russian governments. The NYT and the others also have chided anyone who notes that Assad had no logical reason to undertake a sarin attack since his forces were making solid gains and he had just learned that the Trump administration was dropping the long-standing Pindosi goal of “regime change” in Syria. To those of us outside the mainstream media bubble, there seemed to be little or no military advantage to be gained. Instead, Assad would be risking more international intervention, which has ripped his country apart for the past six years. But the NYT and other major outlets dismissed our logic by arguing that Assad was simply announcing his impunity in some particularly brutal Arab sort of way. However, neither the value that the NYT and others placed on the Russian-Syrian timing discrepancies nor the strange explanation of Assad’s motive made any sense. After all, if Assad were making some bizarre public declaration of his impunity, why would he then deny that his forces were responsible for the chemical attack? Wouldn’t he simply say, “yes, I did it and I don’t care what anyone thinks”? Isn’t that what impunity means: that you do whatever you want knowing that no one can hold you accountable? Instead, Assad has consistently denied ordering the attack.

The gotcha observation about the time element of the bombings fails the logic test, too. Why would Syria and Russia say Syrian warplanes carried out a conventional attack on Khan Sheikhoun around noon if the actual attack occurred around 6 am, as it apparently did? There was nothing to be gained for them by having the timing off by six hours, since the point that Syria and Russia were making was that there were indeed airstrikes but that they were conventional bombs that may have unintentionally struck an AQ depot holding chemical weapons and thus released them. The timing element was immaterial to that point. What this apparent timing error suggests is confusion, not “spin,” as the NYT insists in a tendentious Apr 27 video by Malachy Browne, Natalie Reneau and Mark Scheffler entitled “How Syria and Russia Spun a CW Strike.”

The Syrians and Russians appeared perplexed by what had happened. Their officials understood that a conventional airstrike had been carried out and stated what they believed the time was. The time discrepancy either meant the Syrian air-wing commander had dispatched warplanes earlier than expected or that some other entity carried out the 6 am strike. But the Syrians and the Russians would seem to have no reason to lie about this detail. The NYT also makes a big deal out of Assad denying that the attack took place, and the video then shows some bombs exploding. But that is just the NYT deceiving people. Assad is not denying that a bombing raid took place. He’s denying his military’s deployment of CW.

Intervention by Air
Another false assumption pervading the Western accounts on this and other CW incidents in Syria is that only the Syrian government and its Russian allies have control of the skies. That is clearly not true. Various military forces, including those of Pindostan and its vassals, as well as Israel and to some degree the rebels, have air capabilities in Syria. According to Syrian accounts, the rebels have captured some government helicopters and apparently used one in what UN investigators were told by multiple eyewitnesses was a staged CW attack in 2014 with the goal of sticking the blame on the Syrian regime. Further, Pindostan and its allies have been conducting airstrikes across much of Syria in campaigns against Daesh and AQ-linked terror groups, which have been supported by Turks, Toads, Thanis and other Sunni-led sheikhdoms. Turkey has been active too, with strikes against Kurdish forces, and Israel has hit repeatedly at Syrian targets to promote what it regards as its interests, including destruction of Iranian weapons believed headed to Hezbollah. Some if not all of these entities had a far stronger motive to create a CW incident in Syria on Apr 4 than Assad did. At the end of March, the Trump administration announced that it was no longer a Pindosi priority to overthrow Assad, which upset several of the countries involved in the Syrian conflict, including the Turks, Toads, Thanis and Israel. All of them, having committed resources and prestige to achieve “regime change” in Syria, had the motive to overturn Pres Trump’s pronouncement. Israel has had “regime change” in Syria at the top of its to-do list since at least the mid-1990s. How better to keep that hope alive than to stage another CW attack and blame it on Assad? The East Ghouta sarin attack in Aug 2013 also appears to have been a staged incident by AQ that killed hundreds while almost tricking Pres Obama into ordering a massive Pindo military strike on government forces.

Shortly after the incident at Khan Sheikhoun, I was told by an intelligence source that Pindo satellite imagery had picked up what looked like a drone in the vicinity at around the time that the poison gas was released. Despite some technical difficulties in tracking its route, the source said the analysts believed that it might have come from a joint Toad/Israeli SOF base in Jordan. There are also other combinations of factors that should have been carefully evaluated before Pres Trump jumped to his Assad-did-it conclusion and fired off 59 (60, one failed to launch – RB) Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase on Apr 6, but they weren’t given serious thought in the rush to blame Assad. For instance, AQ’s clever propagandists could have again staged a CW attack on the ground by creating a crater in the road and inserting what was purported to be a CW canister. The NYT and others have noted that the crater was not visible in earlier satellite images, but that observation doesn’t mean the crater had to be created by an aerial bomb. A ground explosion or simple digging could have done the trick, with the crushed canister inserted later.

Dubious Narrative
The canister-in-the-crater story struck MIT’s technology and national security expert Theodore Postol as particularly odd, because on-scene photos showed people climbing into the supposedly sarin-saturated crater wearing minimal protection and not keeling over dead. Postol also said the canister appeared to have been crushed rather than exploded. The hard truth is that intelligence services from a number of countries could fit the bill in terms of producing sarin or some similar substance that could mimic what Syria once had in its arsenal, which was supposedly destroyed in 2014 by the OPCW as part of an agreement hammered out by Russia and Pindostan. There are plenty of ruthless intelligence operatives on all sides who would have found the deaths of 80 or so people acceptable “collateral damage” to advance a geopolitical priority. The timing, so close to the Trump administration’s major announcement that Assad no longer had to go, would have represented a logical motive for such a ruse. The other problem in assessing what has or hasn’t happened in Syria over the past six years is that those seeking “regime change” have deployed sophisticated propaganda operations to the combat zone. Anti-regime activists financed and supplied by the West and the Gulf States understand the emotional value of showing dying children. These propagandists have regular and uncritical access to major Western media outlets, from the hipsters at VICE to the neocons and neolibs at the NYT. In other words, what is still desperately needed in this latest chapter of the Syrian tragedy is some honest broker who could conduct a serious investigation that isn’t contaminated by all the previous propaganda-infused narratives. But the chances of finding that person or group are slim to none.

gilad & co is going to have a little face-off with the antifa

Update From the East Village Battlefront
Gilad Atzmon, Apr 29 2017

Things are warming up in Manhattan East Village ahead of our Apr 30 Conference at Theatre 80. Theatre owner Lorcan Otway, keeps holding a firm position: he announced again and again that he won’t surrender to calls for censorship. I spent some time with this heroic, scholarly oriented human being. He deserves every possible support. If it isn’t for me, be there on Sunday at 5pm to support Lorcan and his staunch position on freedom and the 1st Amendment. Meanwhile The Villager confirms that some Antifas may appear in the scene. Considering the reputation the Antifa bought itself in recent years, this news should be probably interpreted as a form of intimidation. However, The Villager also published yesterday a beautiful interview with human rights Lawyer Stanley Cohen who participates in the event. I repost this interview in full. Please share it widely.
 
Radical attorney slams protest vs Theatre 80 political panel
Lincoln Anderson, Villager, Apr 28 2017

Radical attorney Stanley Cohen is a veteran of the East Village’s anarchic squatter battles versus the police. And he proudly notes that his mouth was bloodied for the first time when he was 16 and was crossing the Brooklyn Bridge in an anti-war march. So the threat by some “antifa” (anti-fascist) protesters to disrupt Sunday evening’s panel discussion at Theatre 80 St Mark’s isn’t going to stop him from participating. Cohen is one of four panelists who will talk at the event. However, it’s another one of the speakers, Gilad Atzmon, a jazz sax-playing “Holocaust revisionist” and alleged Jewish anti-Semite, who the antifa activists will be protesting against. Cohen told The Villager:

This is the first time I will cross a picket line, because I believe the picket line is nothing short of a fascist attempt to censor. I disagree with Gilad on a lot of things, and I will debate Gilad, but I believe the essence of resistance is speech. There are people on that panel that are going to challenge him.

The event is titled, “The Post-Political Condition: Trump, Brexit, the Middle East … What Next?” According to a description on Atzmon’s Web site, the panelists will “elaborate on the collapse of identity politics, the crisis within New Left thinking and the future of liberal and progressive thought.” Cohen, the first scheduled speaker, will hold forth on “The Insular View of the Pindo Left.” Cohen is frankly shocked at the attempt to shut down the event. He said of the planned demonstration:

This is lunacy! This is Theatre 80 St Mark’s, in the East Village! That’s exactly what this is about! Identity politics and political correctness is such nonsense!

For his part, Atzmon will expound on “The Tyranny of Correctness — Deconstructing Identity Politics and Understanding Its Origin.” Cohen said Atzmon’s views on Israel were clearly shaped by his time serving as medic in the IDF. Cohen said:

It was a life-changing situation for him. I think his last book drove people nuts: ‘The Wandering Who?’ This is a very intelligent guy.

Cohen, whose past clients include Hamas and Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, admits that he, like Atzmon, has been branded a self-hating Jew. As for what he plans to talk about Sunday, Cohen noted:

I am probably going to beat up [Julian] Assange and WikiLeaks in public. I think they’re becoming partisan. Trump is going after him right now because it’s convenient. There is zero chance that Julian Assange or WikiLeaks (which is him) is going to wind up in a Pindo courtroom.

The bottom line, Cohen said, he won’t be stopped from doing the event. He stated:

I am a purist when it comes to speech and the First Amendment. I am not going to be intimidated from participating in a discussion of the issues in the East Village in 2017.

Cohen said that he is worried that “Canadian JDL” types will show up and instigate violence, as happened last month at the AIPAC convention in Faschingstein. In that incident, members of the JDL from north of the border beat up a middle-aged Palestinian teacher. Cohen said:

I have some friends coming with me to this event. They’re Palestinian, and they’re women. If anything happens to them, the shit is going to hit the fan, and I’m not talking about violence! Legal action? Absolutely! Absolutely!

The other two panelists are Michael Lesher, author of “Sexual Abuse, ‘Shonda’ and Concealment in Orthodox Jewish Communities,” who will speak on “Jewish Identity vs Jewish Religion,” and Professor Norton Mezvinsky, who will discuss “The Quagmire of Current Political Terminology in Pindosi Society.” The discussion, at 80 St Mark’s Place will be in two two-hour halves, running from 5 pm to 9 pm, including a one-hour Q&A and finally an hour-long jazz concert by Atzmon. Suggested admission is $10, according to Atzmon’s Web page.

ray mcgovern & ann wright wildcat presser

DOJ News Conference on Threats to Assange by Sessions
paulydc, YouTube, Apr 28 2017

CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently called WikiLeaks a “hostile intelligence service.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated that Julian Assange’s arrest is a “priority” of the Trump administration. In response, numerous individuals with differing perspectives on WikiLeaks warn of a growing threat to press freedom.
Today at the DoJ, 2 former government officials addressed government policy toward WikiLeaks and whistleblowers:

  • Ann Wright is a retired Army Reserve colonel, and a 29-year veteran of the Army and Army Reserves. As a diplomat, Wright served in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Krygyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia and Mongolia and helped re-open the embassy in Afghanistan in 2001. In Mar 2003, she resigned in protest over the invasion of Iraq. She is co-author of Dissent: Voices of Conscience.
  • Ray McGovern, a former Army officer and CIA analyst who prepared the President’s Daily Brief (under the Nixon, Ford, and Reagan administrations), is co-founder of Sam Adams Associates for Integrity (see: samadamsaward.ch), which gave Julian Assange its annual award in 2010. Sam Adams Associates strongly opposes any attempt to deny Julian Assange the protections that are his as a journalist.

Contact at ExposeFacts (a project of the Institute for Public Accuracy):
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020, sam [at] accuracy [dot] org.

people are strange

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Faschingstein Plans to Nuke Russia and China
Paul Craig Roberts, ICH, Apr 28 2017

Not everyone likes to hear about the threat of nuclear war. Some find refuge in denial and say that nuclear war is impossible because it makes no sense. Unfortunately, humankind has a long record of doing things that make no sense. In previous posts in recent years I have pointed out both written documents and changes in Pindo war doctrine that indicate that Faschingstein is preparing a preemptive nuclear attack on Russia and China. More recently, I have shown that Faschingstein’s demonization of Russia and Pres Putin, the incessant lies about Russian deeds and intentions, and the refusal of Faschingstein to cooperate with Russia on any issue have convinced the Russian government that Faschingstein is preparing the Western populations for an attack on Russia. It is obvious that China has come to the same conclusion. It is extremely dangerous to all of mankind for Faschingstein to convince two nuclear powers that it is preparing a preemptive nuclear strike against them. It is impossible to imagine a more reckless and irresponsible act. Yet this is precisely what Faschingstein has done.

Lt-Gen Viktor Poznikhir, Deputy Head of Operations of the Russian General Staff, has concluded that Washington in pursuit of global hegemony is implementing an anti-ballistic missile system that Washington believes can prevent a Russian nuclear response to a Pindosi pre-emptive attack. Careful studies have convinced the Russians that Faschingstein is investing in and arranging components that have no other function than to devastate Russia and cripple the country’s retaliatory capability. In short, Faschingstein is preparing to launch a nuclear war. As I explained previously, the theory behind this insane scheme is that after Pindostan’s preemptive strike, Russia will be so devastated that Russia would not retaliate with any remaining forces out of fear that Faschingstein would launch a second major strike. Washington also plans to use agents in place to assassinate as many members as possible of the Russian government, thus leaving the government in confusion without leadership. Yes, the insane USraeli neocons are this determined to exercise hegemony over the world. Yes, Faschingstein is sufficiently criminally insane to risk the destruction of life on earth, based on the supposition that Faschingstein’s offense will work perfectly, and Russia and China’s capabilities will be so degraded that no retaliatory response will occur.

One might hope that the Pindosi and Western populations would be outraged that Faschingstein is so power-crazed that it is subjecting all life to such risks. But there is no sign of an anti-war movement. The Western left wing has degenerated into Identity Politics, in which the only threat comes from white heterosexual males who are portrayed as misogynists, racists and homophobes. The Western left wing is no longer war-conscious. Indeed, the left wing has become diverted into such silly irrelevancies as transgender rights to toilets of their choice. The impotence of the Western left is so overwhelming that the left might as well not exist. Where then is the hope? Russia and China cannot simply sit there and await Pindostan’s preemptive nuclear strike. Possibly Faschingstein does not intend a preemptive strike, but only to convince Russia and China that its preparations give it so much predominance in a conflict that Russia and China will submit to its hegemony. But this interpretation of Faschingstein’s intention implies no less risk. Why would Russia and China wait for it to complete its preparations for war, preparations that permit it to turn Russia and China into puppet states? The Pindosi military/security complex has clearly prevailed over Trump’s intention to normalize relations between itself and Russia, and anti-Russian venom continues to pour out of NATO and Faschingstein’s European vassal states. The majority of the Pindo sheeple seem to have accepted the propaganda that Russia is the #1 threat to Pindostan. With propaganda controlling the explanation, Faschingstein’s aggressive actions are explained as defense against a threat, and not as a policy that will end life on earth.

they won’t apologize to the CIA, cos the toads & israel are united against pindostan

Daesh Apologized To Israel For Attacking IDF Soldiers
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Apr 28 2017

In a curious incident cited by the Times of Israel that is certain to provoke questions about the proximity (not to mention the flow of funds) between Israel and Daesh, former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon said that Daesh have on at least one occasion “apologized” to Israel for mistakenly attacking IDF soldiers in the occupied Golan Heights. The disclosure may also provide some insight into why, after reportedly attacking virtually every religion and ethnicity in the region, there have been virtually no documented attacks by Daesh on Israel or its citizens. Discussing the wider Israeli policy of “neutrality” in Syria, Ya’alon accidentally admitted that Israel has an open communications channel with a Daesh cell on the Golan Heights. Ya’alon said:

There was one case recently where Daesh opened fire and apologized.

Asked to expand on his controversial statement, Ya’alon’s office refused to elaborate. Under Israeli law, any communication with terrorists is considered illegal, unless of course the Israel state covertly does not consider Daesh to be terrorists. Ya’alon served as Israel’s Defense Minister from 2013 until his resignation in May 2016, and his comments were reportedly referring to the first direct incident involving clashes between Israel and Daesh. In that incident, last November, the Shuhada al-Yarmouk cell, which has pledged allegiance to Daesh, exchanged fire with Israeli forces after the Golani Brigade crossed the security fence with Syria to conduct an “ambush operation.”

Ya’alon at HUJI

While the official Israeli position is pursuing neutrality in the Syrian conflict, Tel Aviv has on several occasions engaged Syrian military targets in Syria, most recently on Wednesday, usually under the pretext of preventing the alleged transfer of weapons to Hezbollah. Last month, Tel Aviv confirmed conducting airstrikes on several targets in Syria, after Damascus activated its air defense system against the IDF jets. While Netanyahu has justified the repeated incursions, explaining that IDF planes targeted Hezbollah weapons convoys, Damascus has said that the Israeli strikes only benefit Daesh and other terrorist groups. Earlier this month, Assad once again accused Israel of helping terrorists. Ynet quotes Assad:

You can assume that these terrorists are fighting for Israel. Even though they aren’t part of the regular Israeli army, they’re fighting for Israel. Israel has common goals with the Pindosis, the French, the British, the Turks, Toads, Thanis and others. Israel is working on helping these terrorists, wherever the Syrian army is advancing. It attacks in one way or another to provide them with assistance, and to stop the momentum of the Syrian army in attacking the terrorists.

In light of Ya’alon’s comments, Assad may have been right.

that’s a hologram…

Mélenchon Won’t Vote for Le Pen, But Won’t Endorse Macron
Robert Mackey, Intercept, Apr 28 2017

A hologram of Jean-Luc Mélenchon addressing supporters in Montpellier earlier this month.

The leader of a far-left movement who won nearly 20% of the vote in the first round of France’s presidential election, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, told his seven million voters in a YouTube address on Friday that he would not tell them how to vote in the final-round run-off next weekend. As for himself, Mélenchon said that he would cast a ballot, and that it would not be for Marine Le Pen, who courted his voters in a video of her own on Friday. But Mélenchon also refused to say that he would vote for Le Pen’s centrist rival, the former banker Emmanuel Macron, to stop the far-right from gaining power.

Instead, Mélenchon predicted that forcing France to choose between a candidate of “the extreme right” and one of “extreme finance” would led to a political crisis, and left open the possibility that he would submit a blank ballot, a form of protest vote permitted under French electoral law. Mélenchon’s platform included provisions for voting to be made mandatory, and for blank ballots to be recognized under law. The appeal for unity, to construct a barrage, or dam, against the rising tide of the far-right, Mélenchon said, was, in fact, a disguised attempt to force voters like him, who profoundly disagree with Macron’s economic policies, to endorse his project. Amid fears that widespread abstention and protest votes for neither candidate could lower the threshold for Le Pen to win with 50% of the valid votes cast, Mélenchon’s refusal to join the sort of united front against Le Pen that led to her father’s defeat in 2002 caused anxiety to spike.

Those fears were reflected on the front page of Saturday’s Libération, the Paris daily, which tried to shock left-wing voters into casting votes for Macron by imagining a Le Pen victory with depressed turnout and a high number of blank protest votes.

They also inspired the Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Corinne Rey, who uses the pen name Coco, to predict that voters who refused to vote for Macron for any reason would be sorry if they lowered the bar for a victorious Le Pen.

Mélenchon’s YouTube address was released hours after Le Pen posted an appeal to his voters on social networks, in which she tried to turn the concept of a united front against her extreme nationalist party on its head, calling on voters of the far-left to unite with her to block Macron, a former economy minister who is liberal on social issues but neoliberal on economics.

Mélenchon spox Raquel Garrido responded:

Mélenchon spox Alexis Corbiere, icily noted Le Pen’s “despicable video” had garnered only a few thousand views all afternoon, in contrast to the message from his party leader, which surpassed 110,000 views in an hour:

At several points in the 32-minute message to his supporters, Mélenchon expressed indignation at the idea that he, or any large number of his voters, could ever support Le Pen, asking rhetorically:

Is there a single person who doubts that I will not vote National Front? My opinion is displayed on all my clothes for five years! And besides, of the 7 million people who voted for me, I am almost certain that only a small fraction part will vote National Front. I am not a guru, I am not a guide. I am a political leader who tries to shed light on the path.

During his clothes comment, he was pointing to a small red triangle pin on his jacket, a symbol of communists deported to Nazi concentration camps during the French Vichy regime Le Pen and her party apologizes for. Perhaps he wants to keep his new party intact ahead of the legislative elections that directly follow the presidential vote.