despite hillary’s cavalier attitudes, bernie the bastard is in with a chance for 2020

At site of Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech, Sanders declares his allegiance to pindo imperialism
Tom Hall, WSWS, Sep 26 2017

Last Thursday, Senator Bernie Sanders delivered a major foreign policy speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. Portrayed by his supporters in the left-liberal, pro-Demagog Party media as elaborating his “progressive” and “radical” foreign policy vision, it was, in fact, a clear declaration of support for pindo imperialism. His choice of venue was significant. Sanders gave the speech at the same university where Winston Churchill delivered his famous “Iron Curtain” speech in 1946, which announced the launching of the Cold War. Sanders made several fawning references to Churchill in the course of his remarks and presented Churchill’s Missouri speech as a progressive and democratic manifesto, saying:

In that speech, he defined his strategic concept as “nothing less than the safety and welfare, the freedom and progress, of all the homes and families of all the men and women in all the lands, (who) must be shielded from the two giant marauders, war and tyranny.”

In fact, the speech given by Churchill, a hardened reactionary and defender of the British Empire, played a major role in the development of Cold War anti-communist ideology. Under the guise of opposing the spread of Soviet tyranny, Pindostan carried out innumerable crimes, from the near-genocidal wars in Korea and Vietnam to multiple regime-change operations in which the CIA replaced elected governments with savage military dictatorships, such as Guatemala, Iran, Congo, Chile. Subversion and violence abroad were accompanied by political repression and intimidation at home in the form of the McCarthy-era crackdown on socialist and left-wing sentiment in the pindo working class and the persecution of socialist-minded intellectuals. By choosing this venue and wrapping himself in the mantle of Churchill, Sanders sought to establish, for the benefit of the ruling class, his anti-communist credentials. This was underscored by his full-throated embrace of the McCarthyite anti-Russian campaign being spearheaded today by his colleagues in the Demagog Party. As in the 1940s,’50s and ’60s, the “liberal” Demagog Party establishment and its media allies such as the NYT are seeking to whip up an anti-Russian hysteria for the dual purpose of preparing for war against nuclear-armed Russia and imposing political censorship within Pindostan, particularly over the Internet, in the name of combating Russian-inspired “fake news.” In Sanders’ overview of world politics, the chief source of the “rise in authoritarianism and right wing extremism, both domestic and foreign,” is the Russian government. Denouncing “inequality, corruption, oligarchy and authoritarianism,” Sanders pointed not to Faschingstein but to Moscow, declaring:

Kleptocrats like Putin in Russia, use divisiveness and abuse as a tool for enriching themselves and those loyal to them.

Sanders endorsed the Demagog Party’s narrative, which lacks any foundation outside of the say-so of pindo spy agencies, of Russian government interference in the pindo election, declaring:

We saw this anti-democratic effort take place in the 2016 election right here in this Pandostan, where we now know that the Russian government was engaged in a massive effort to undermine one two of our greatest strengths, the integrity of our elections, and our faith in our own democracy.

In this paean to the “integrity of our elections,” Sanders shelved his campaign rhetoric attacking the Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” ruling, which effectively removed all restrictions on corporate buying of elections and politicians. He also neglected to mention the DNC emails that exposed the party leadership’s machinations to sabotage his own primary challenge to Hillary Clinton. The sole explicit reference Sanders made to Trump’s fascist speech last Tuesday at the UN was a criticism of Trump’s failure to directly attack Russia. He said nothing about Trump’s genocidal threat to “totally destroy” NK. Sanders said:

Our goal is to not only strengthen pindo democracy, but to work in solidarity with supporters of democracy around the globe, including in Russia. In the struggle of democracy versus authoritarianism, we intend to win.

Sanders promoted the pindo-orchestrated civil war in Syria, denouncing “Russian and Iranian support for Bashar al-Assad’s slaughter in Syria,” while criticizing the UN for being “too slow or unwilling to act.” He bemoaned pindo support for the Toad-led war in Yemen, saying:

(It) empowers authoritarian leaders who insist that our support for those rights and values is not serious.

Precisely, the rights and values of ‘democracy’! Sanders defended the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran, which was obtained through punishing sanctions aimed at crippling that country’s economy, and called for similar punitive measures in NK. This demonstrates that Sanders, despite criticisms of Trump’s recklessness, has no differences with the administration’s strategic goal of bringing to heel or overthrowing the unstable regime in Pyongyang. Indeed, Sanders already demonstrated this fact in an interview this April when he said Trump was “on the right track” in NK. Sanders merely proposes to do this through an economic blockade, which itself amounts to an act of war. He sought to obscure the pro-war content of his speech with a heavy dose of “democratic” and “human rights” rhetoric. He made certain criticisms of the CIA-orchestrated coups in Iran and Chile and the Vietnam and Iraq wars, treating them not as imperialist crimes carried out in the interests of the pindo ruling elite, but as foreign policy “mistakes” that negatively impacted Faschingstein’s global interests in the long term. Thus, the Vietnam War was based on a “discredited domino theory” about the spread of communism throughout Southeast Asia. The war in Iraq was “based on a similarly mistaken analysis.”

Sanders’ speech exposes, once again, the fraud of his election campaign claim to be a “socialist.” In any event, the word “socialism” was conveniently absent from his Missouri speech. The term “democracy,” used primarily in reference to the promotion of “democracy” against nations and regimes targeted for destruction by the United States, was used 21 times. Sanders is a long-standing supporter of pindo imperialism, a fact he has sought to conceal by avoiding discussion of foreign policy as much as possible. He endorsed the NATO war in the Balkans in the 1990s and voted for the AUMF in 2001, which was used as the basis for the invasion of Afghanistan and has since been cited as the legal basis for military attacks, drone assassinations, torture and other crimes overseas, as well as the use of military commissions, indefinite detention without trial, mass domestic surveillance and other police state measures within Pindostan. In 2015, when asked whether counter-terrorism under a Sanders administration would include SOF and drone strikes, Sanders replied:

Well, all of that and more.

Sanders’ speech has been met with effusive praise from “left” Demagog Party-aligned media outlets. An article in the Nation written by John Nichols was headlined “Bernie Sanders Just Gave One of the Finest Speeches of His Career.” It called Sanders’ speech “genuinely internationalist” and a “necessary and valuable counter to Trump.” The websites of pseudo-left satellites of the Demagog Party that have incessantly promoted Sanders as a genuine socialist (Socialist Worker, Jacobin, Socialist Alternative) have to date elected not to publish anything on his speech. Given their support for pindo imperialism under the fraudulent banner of “human rights,” their silence can only be taken as consent. No doubt, the Missouri speech was seen by Sanders and his backers as preparation for his elevation into to the higher ranks of pindo capitalist politics, including a potential presidential run in 2020. He is being kept by the ruling class as an option, under conditions of growing disgust with and alienation from the Demagog Party and the entire two-party system among broad sections of working people and youth in Pindostan.

let’s not dismiss the NK ambassador’s terminology as inaccurate

NK warns that Trump’s threats are a declaration of war
Peter Symonds, WSWS, Sep 26 2017

As the Trump administration escalates its threats and military provocations, North Korea’s foreign minister Ri Yong-ho yesterday warned that Trump’s inflammatory speech to the UN last week amounted to a declaration of war on his country. Ri said:

The whole world should clearly remember it was the US who first declared war on our country. Since Pindostan declared war on our country, we will have every right to take counter-measures, including the right to shoot down pindo strategic bombers, even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country.

The warning comes just days after Pindostan provocatively flew two B1 bombers accompanied by F-15 jets close to NK’s east coast in what the Pentagon described as its most northerly mission this century. A Pentagon spox declared that the mission was to “send a clear message that the president has many military options to defeat any threat.” While the pindo warplanes apparently flew in international airspace, the threat to NK is just as acute. It has no way of knowing whether this “mission” will be the one to intrude and attack or to unleash a deadly payload of missiles from a distance. In either case, the NK military would have minutes to respond. This latest military fly-past is part of a deliberate escalation coming less than a week after two B1 bombers, along with pindo & SK F-15s, dropped bombs at a SK training range close to the DMZ separating NK & SK. The operation was the first live-fire exercise involving strategic bombers, which in the past have been restricted to a fly-over of SK. Within hours of Ri’s comments, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told a news briefing:

We have not declared war on NK, and frankly any suggestion of that is absurd.

The absurdities, however, lie in her statement. These have been ignored by a compliant pindo and international media that vilifies the Pyongyang regime and portrays the small, economically backward country and its limited nuclear arsenal as a grave threat to Pindostan and the world. In the first place, pindo imperialism has waged one illegal war of aggression after another over the past 25 years without formally declaring war, destroying Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria. The NK regime can only conclude from the Trump administration’s words and actions that it confronts the very real danger of an imminent attack by the world’s most powerful military. In his speech to the UN, Trump bluntly warned that Pindostan would have “no choice but to totally destroy NK” if forced to defend itself. There is nothing defensive about Trump’s threat, as he made clear on Sunday when he tweeted unequivocally that Ri and Kim “won’t be around much longer.” Trump and his cabal of generals in the White House have already drawn up detailed plans for the total destruction of NK. As Trump tweeted last month, the military options against NK are “locked and loaded.” The Trump administration’s incessant drumbeat of threats and military provocations has only one aim: to force the Pyongyang regime to unconditionally capitulate, or to goad it into action that can be seized upon as the casus belli for a war of annihilation. Faschingstein has placed the world on the brink of a catastrophic war that would quickly claim the lives of millions. Such are the tensions in North East Asia that any incident, whether deliberate or accidental, could set off a conflict with incalculable consequences.

The dangerous logic behind Faschingstein’s plans for total war was underscored by McMaster in a speech yesterday at the Institute for the Study of War. The Trump administration, he explained, had gamed “four or five” scenarios for dealing with Pyongyang. “Some are uglier than others,” he declared. McMaster ruled out any negotiations unless NK accepted intrusive inspections of its nuclear and missile facilities and declared that it would give up its nuclear weapons. NK already has glaring examples of what has happened to countries that chose to capitulate, giving up real or imagined weapons of mass destruction did not stop Pindostan invading Iraq and Libya and killing its leaders. Far from seeking to avoid war, McMaster last week defended Trump’s bellicose speech at the UN declaring that it was “completely appropriate.” He also hit out at those who have warned that there is no military option in dealing with NK due to its ability to retaliate with conventional and nuclear weapons. He emphasised that time was rapidly running out, and reiterated:

There is a military option.

In his speech yesterday, the former active duty army Lt-Gen made clear that Pindostan is not considering isolated, surgical strikes, but a massive and overwhelming attack—conventional and/or nuclear, that would destroy NK’s capacity to retaliate. He said:

There’s not a ‘precision strike’ that solves the problem. There’s not a military blockade that can solve the problem. What we hope to do is avoid war, but we cannot discount the possibility.

That pindo imperialism is preparing such a monstrous crime underscores the enormous economic, social and political crisis in Faschingstein as it wields its military might in a desperate bid to establish its unchallenged global dominance. The threat of “total destruction” is not only aimed at NK but at any country in the world, ally or rival, that does not submit to its economic and political diktats. The drive to war cannot be halted by Pyongyang’s bluster or its attempts to construct a rudimentary nuclear arsenal, which in the final analysis will do nothing to defend the NK zeeple and plays directly into the hands of Faschingstein. Its lurid threats only create deep rifts between workers in NK, SK, Japan, Pindostan and around the world who are deeply opposed to war. The only means to prevent war is through the political fight for a movement of the international working class unified by a socialist perspective and animated by the determination to put an end to the outmoded capitalist system that is the fundamental cause of geopolitical tensions and conflict.

this suggests something ominous, to say the least

Behind Trump’s attack on the NFL football players
Patrick Martin, WSWS, Sep 26 2017

Donald Trump’s vulgar and threatening comments about NFL football players have shocked millions of people but a focus on the president’s personality traits cannot explain why he provoked a public conflict with these athletes over their involvement in protests against police violence and racism. The reasons must be found in the deepening political crisis of the Trump administration and of pindo capitalism as a whole. And it is an understanding of this crisis that must guide the actions of working people and youth. Under conditions of mounting war threats against NK, the devastation of Puerto Rico, a pindo territory, by Hurricane Maria, and the near-collapse of the latest attempt by the Thug-controlled Congress to repeal Obamacare, the president devoted 12 tweets in 30 hours to the observance of the national anthem at sporting events. No other event warranted such attention. What took place last weekend arose from a deliberate decision by the POTUS to weigh in against a long-running campaign of protest against police brutality and violence, especially against Black pindo youth. Trump sought to provoke as much outrage as possible, particularly among the Black athletes who comprise 75% of NFL teams, and in that way aroused his ultra-right and fascistic social base. Trump does not care that his positions are massively unpopular, or that the players have widespread support. He is not seeking to assemble an electoral or parliamentary majority, but to whip up a lynch-mob atmosphere among a minority, which can be directed towards the violent suppression of any public opposition to the policies of his government, and particularly any opposition to the actions of the police and military.

Trump’s last tweet on Monday morning was perhaps the most brazenly racist, as he hailed the performance of NASCAR race drivers, nearly all White, contrasting the absence of protests at Sunday’s race in New Hampshire to the actions of football players, most of whom are Black, who protested in large numbers at 15 game sites. Football players of all races have been justifiably angered by Trump’s demand that NFL owners fire any “son of a bitch” who exercises his right of free speech. But the vulgar language is more than just insulting. It has ominous overtones. Trump is inviting and justifying in advance the use of violence against those who protest police killings, and by extension, anyone who protests against the policies of his administration. The president used similar language while he was a candidate to encourage violence against those who sought to take a public stand against his ultra-right campaign. In several well-publicized incidents, his supporters took the suggestion and punched, beat or otherwise set upon anti-Trump protesters. In some cases, guns were drawn. Trump is following a sinister example. 47 years ago, Pres Nixon used similar language to denounce protesters against the war in Vietnam, declaring that students opposing his decision to expand the war by sending pindo grunts into Cambodia were “bums.” Three days after this remark, on May 4 1970, National Guard troops opened fire on peaceful protesters at Kent State University in Ohio, killing four students. It is not just a matter of distant historical precedent. One of Trump’s longstanding political cronies and advisers, Roger Stone, got his start in capitalist politics as a “dirty tricks” operative for Nixon. Trump’s first political mentor, attorney Roy Cohn, played a central role, alongside Nixon and Senator Joseph McCarthy, in the anti-communist witch hunts of the 1950s. Trump’s speechwriters have modeled many of his appeals on Nixon’s claims to represent a “silent majority,” while his political operation has reprised Nixon’s “southern strategy,” aiming to capitalize on the backward and reactionary traditions of the southern “Bible Belt.”

Liberal media critics have bemoaned Trump’s denunciation of the football players, as well as his war of words with top NBA basketball players Stephen Curry and LeBron James, calling his rhetoric “divisive.” But it is intentionally so. Trump is making a deliberate appeal to racial and other forms of bigotry, including misogyny and anti-gay bias, as well as prejudice against immigrants and refugees. He issued his stream of tweets against the athletes on the eve of his administration announcing a new travel ban, adding NK and Venezuela to the list of predominantly Muslim countries targeted in the initial executive order. More fundamentally, Trump and those aides who have publicly defended his attacks on the athletes are demanding absolute public conformity in relation to the military and police. As Treasury Sec Steven Mnuchin said Sunday:

This is about respect for the military, the first responders.

This is particularly imperative in relation to nationally televised sporting events like NFL games, which have long been venues for celebrations of militarism, with flyovers by fighter jets and ceremonies featuring color guards and gigantic flags. Like Nixon during the Vietnam era, Trump is seeking to mobilize right-wing forces on the basis of chauvinism to suppress widespread popular opposition to war. At that time, Nixon’s efforts culminated in the Watergate scandal and his own forced resignation to avoid impeachment. Trump faces a different and even more unfavorable political landscape, with pindo society more deeply divided than ever, not along lines of race or gender, but along class lines: never has the gulf been greater between the super-rich and the vast majority of working people, of all races and ethnic origins. Trump engages in more open appeals to racism than Nixon, because his goal is not the winning of the next presidential election, but the building of an extra-parliamentary movement of the extreme right, based on the police and sections of the military, to establish authoritarian forms of rule. There is no doubt that the reaction of the players, in uniting broadly to defend their democratic rights, and the widespread popular support for them, reflect the deep-seated allegiance to democratic principles among working people in Pindostan. Trump has encountered far more hostility than he expected, and on Monday the White House was clearly engaged in a political maneuver to defuse opposition and disguise its real aims.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders opened her press conference with a statement noting that Sep 25 is the 60th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas, one of the seminal events of the civil rights struggles. She sought to fend off a barrage of hostile questions about Trump’s attack on the NFL players, claiming ludicrously that the president “was not against anyone.” This is only political posturing, however. The real goals of the Trump administration remain as before: continued military buildup; provoking war crises, which threaten to break out into full-scale war, not only with North Korea but China, Iran and Russia; attacking the democratic rights of the working class; and carrying through the destruction of domestic social programs like Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security. The response of the NFL players is a politically healthy sign. It has shocked both the Trump administration and its liberal “critics,” who share a common class allegiance to the interests of Wall Street. But the defeat of this government requires more than instinctive and politically inchoate resistance. It requires the building of a political movement of the working class to break the grip of the corporate and financial oligarchy and champion its own social interests, for jobs, decent living standards, social benefits, democratic rights and peace, through a socialist program. Only the development of such a class program can counter the appeals of ultra-right and fascist demagogues to nationalism, racism and other forms of bigotry, and unity the entire working class, Black, White, native born and immigrant, in a common struggle for social equality.

pindos claim NK wasn’t even aware of their “show of force,” because NK radar is so puny, they’re implying

NK moving airplanes, boosting defence after pindo bomber flight
Reuters, Sep 26 2017

SEOUL – NK has been moving airplanes and boosting defences on its east coast after Pindostan dispatched B-1s to the Korean peninsula over the weekend, SK’s Yonhap News Agency reported on Tuesday, citing the country’s spy agency. Pindostan seemed to have disclosed the flight route of the bombers intentionally because NK seemed to be unaware, the report said. SK’s National Intelligence Service was unable to confirm the report immediately. NK’s foreign minister said on Monday that Pres Trump had declared war on NK and that Pyongyang reserved the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down pindo bombers even if they are not in its airspace.

SK backs Trump’s threats to “totally destroy” NK
Ben McGrath, WSWS, Sep 26 2017

The SK government of Pres Moon Jae-in continues to fall in line with the belligerent and militarist agenda of Pindostan, giving its tacit endorsement to Donald Trump’s threat to “totally destroy” NK. In the latest threatening maneuver, Pindostan flew two B-1 bombers from Guam together with F-15 jets from Okinawa on Saturday along NK’s coast, supposedly in international airspace. Pentagon spox Dana White stated that they flew the farthest north of the DMZ separating NK & SK that pindo warplanes have gone in the 21st century. SK’s presidential office announced that it had closely coordinated this latest act of aggression with Faschingstein. Baek Hye-ryeon, spox for the ruling DPK, said:

(This) underscored the strong determination by our two countries to hold NK accountable for additional provocations.

Despite Pres Moon’s call for peace on the Korean Peninsula last Thursday at the UN, his administration’s latest actions and comments again make clear that there is no anti-war constituency within the SK ruling class. In fact, Moon made no mention of Trump’s speech while delivering his address. He invoked the candlelight rallies that were held earlier this year to protest then-Pres Park Geun-hye, claiming “the ‘people’ are at the center of all policies of my new administration.” Yet the same day, Moon met with Trump to discuss, among other things, Seoul’s purchasing of state-of-the-art weaponry from Pindostan as well as increased rotational deployments of pindo strategic assets. They agreed to continue discussing these matters when Trump visits SK in November. The two also agreed to continue applying “maximum pressure” to NK, a sentiment that was reiterated when the pair met with Japanese PM Abe later that day. Moon came to office claiming he would pursue dialogue with Pyongyang and played on widespread anti-war sentiment by posturing as an opponent of Pindostan’s THAAD battery. However, since being elected, not only has THAAD been fully deployed, but Moon has backtracked on promises of talks with NK, stating earlier this month:

In a situation like this, dialogue is impossible.

He also intends to establish a “decapitation unit” that could be used to assassinate Kim Jong-un and other NK leaders, a program that originated under the right-wing Park Geun-hye. Moon has also expressed a desire to build nuclear-powered submarines, generating fears of an arms race. Tensions within Moon’s government have emerged between hardliners who advocate increased militarism and those that favor an easing of tensions with NK, fearing the consequences of an all-out war in the region. The president’s special advisor on unification and foreign policy Moon Chung, in suggested during a forum held at the National Assembly on Sep 14, that Pindostan & SK should consider scaling back joint war exercises in exchange for a freeze on North Korea’s nuclear program, a plan pushed by China and Russia. Defense Minister Song Young-mu condemned Moon’s remarks as “deplorable” and accused him of “running off at the mouth.” The presidential office issued a “stern warning” to Song, who later apologized. But this is not the first time the defense minister has been at odds with the administration. He previously suggested that SK could reintroduce pindo tactical nuclear weapons, in opposition to Pres Moon’s position, which he also retracted. Song’s remarks are in line with the right-wing opposition Liberty Korea Party and Bareun Party. The ruling DPK on Saturday urged both Faschingstein and Pyongyang to show more restraint. DPK spokesman Gang Hun-sik said:

Under such circumstances, an exchange of excessive verbal threats would only heighten anxiety.

Rather than a call for peace, these remarks absolve the United States, which is the primary driver of tensions on the Korean Peninsula and in the region. Since 1945 when Pindostan arbitrarily divided Korea, it has used SK as a launching ground for imperialist wars against NK, in Indochina, and today for again threatening war against NK and pressuring China and Russia. Countless innocent sheeple could die if Trump carries out his threats to obliterate NK, an impoverished country of 25 million lowly creeple. In contrast, NK has attempted to reach various accords with Pindostan, including two different agreements over its nuclear program that Faschingstein abrogated. Today, Pyongyang is not simply looking for a new agreement, but a peace treaty with Pindostan that would formally end the 1950-1953 Korean War and normalize relations between the two countries. Pindostan has routinely rejected this. James Dobbins, a former Asst Sec State, and Jeffrey Hornung from the Rand Corporation, wrote in the NYT in June:

Kim is unlikely to agree to give up his country’s nuclear and missile programs without receiving convincing assurances that he will not suffer the fate of Saddam Hussein of Iraq or Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya.

Furthermore, NK boxtops have indicated that Pyongyang is willing to engage in talks with Pindostan if a peace treaty is on the table. A former senior government boxtop in China’s Liaoning Province on the border with NK told Asia Today in July:

I recently met a distinguished boxtop from the NK Embassy. He talked about a precondition to the talks. It was SK’s acceptance and support for conclusion of Pyongyang-Faschingstein peace treaty.

Another anonymous source from SK told the paper:

High-ranking NK officials in China insist that there is no reason to seek a nuclear program if a pindo-NK peace treaty is signed. The ultimate goal of NK is normalization of pindo-NK diplomacy through a peace treaty and guarantee of its system.

This is in line with what former State Dept NK envoy Robert Gallucci stated in the Asahi Shimbun in June. Gallucci, who held talks with NK officials last October, stated:

(The NK government) appeared to want to improve relations with Pindostan, to reduce its dependence on China.

However, he said, it would not give up its nuclear program because it had “no other means of guaranteeing” its continued existence.

trump forgets that the cultural left can still make his govt inoperable with protests

ESPN’s Transition To MSNBC-Lite Is Now Complete
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Sep 25 2017

We should have known the moment that their Asian announcer, Robert Lee (did we mention he’s Asian), got pulled from the William and Mary vs University of Virginia college football game last month for having the same name as a Confederate General that ESPN’s transition from sports commentary to ‘MSNBC-Lite’ was inevitable. Now, just one month after that fateful decision, it appears that ESPN’s metamorphosis is complete. As the Daily Caller noted, ESPN has turned into a running political talk show centered around one man: Pres Trump. When asked if Sunday’s protests were primarily against Trump rather than against racial injustice, ESPN commentator and former NFL safety Louis Riddick simply responded:

Sure, because the players felt attacked and disrespected. The players are like, you are going there name calling because we are trying to protest against something we have a right and freedom to protest against peacefully, and you make it personal and use derogatory names and paint us all with a derogatory brush? That is what they were protesting yesterday in and of itself, and spurred on the spike. But I think the players in general, Black pindos in general, minorities in general, still have a bigger picture in mind. There is something bigger they are after. They are after equality and fair treatment but we can’t get there because all we keep talking about is, should you had stand or shouldn’t you stand.

Meanwhile, Max Kellerman questioned whether President Trump would make it to the end of his first term in office just before launching into a tirade over Trump losing the popular vote. And here is Kellerman explaining why LeBron James has every right to call the President a bum, though we do wonder whether he would have held the same opinion if a player made the same comments about Pres Obama. Meanwhile, these guys managed to link the weekend’s entire controversy back to immigration reform! It seems that an incredibly aggressive strain of Trump Derangement Syndrome is now spreading throughout television studios all across the country.

sarah huckabee is not supposed to be too bright, and she isn’t

White House: “We Have Not Declared War On NK, That’s Absurd”
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Sep 25 2017

Following the startling, impromptu allegation on Monday morning by NK’s foreign minister Ri Yong Ho, who accused Trump of declaring war on NK, and warned Pyongyang would shoot down pindo jets, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday dismissed NK’s claims as “absurd.” We have not declared war on NK and frankly the suggestion of that is absurd,” Sanders said during today’s press briefing. As a reminder, NK’s foreign minister said that Trump’s speech to the UN last week and his subsequent tweets were a “declaration of war.” Ri Yong Ho said:

In light of the declaration of war by Trump, all options will be on the operating table of the Supreme leadership of DPRK. NK has also threatened to shoot down pindo aircraft over international waters.

Sanders responded:

It’s never appropriate to shoot down another country’s aircraft when it’s over international waters. Our goal is still the same. We continue to seek the peaceful denuclearization of the peninsula. That’s our focus. Doing that through both the most maximum economic and diplomatic pressures as possible at this point.

On Saturday, Ri delivered a speech at the UNGA in which he stressed that NK would inevitably target the CONUS with missiles as Trump called Pyongyang’s leader a “rocket man” on a suicide mission. The threat to shoot down pindo bombers comes as the Pentagon reported on Saturday that several B-1s flew in the international airspace just off the NK eastern coast. Pentagon spox Dana White said the move was made to showcase pindo military options available to Donald Trump. Sanders also disputed reports that Trump’s top aides warned him against using such heated rhetoric over concerns it would provoke Kim.

maybe

NK Says “Trump Declared War”, Threatens To Shoot Down Pindo Jets
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Sep 25 2017

Having raged at Pres Trump’s “suicide mission” on Saturday, NK’s foreign minister Ri Yong Ho called for an impromptu press conference this morning following Pres Trump’s extended travel ban, in which the diplomat said that Trump’s recent tweet that DPRK’s leadership would not be around much longer amounted to “a declaration of war” and added that NK has “every right to take counter-measures against Pindostan,  including to shoot down pindo jets outside the DPRK’s airspace” as part of its right to self-defense under the UN charter. Ri said outside a hotel near the UN HQ on Monday, as he was leaving after a week of UNGA meetings in New York:

The UN Charter acknowledges member states’ right of self-defense. As Pindostan has declared a war, even though its strategic bombers don’t cross our border, we will come to own all rights to respond for self-defense including shooting down its planes at any time. All options are on the table for NK response. The whole world should clearly remember it was Pindostan who first declared war on our country. Since Pindostan declared war on our country, we will have every right to make countermeasures, including the right to shoot down pindo strategic bombers even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country.

Referring to Trump’s assertion that the NK leadership may not “be around much longer,” Ri said that the question of “who would be around much longer will be answered” by NK. As shown in the following clips, Ri did not hold back:

And again:

nothing to do with being black or poor, even

Brutal video depicts Huntington Beach officer killing Navy veteran
John Burton, WSWS, Sep 25 2017

Outside a 7-Eleven convenience store Friday morning in Huntington Beach, California, a police officer shot unarmed Dillan Tabares, a white, 27-year-old Navy veteran. Later that day Chief of Police Robert Handy defended the brutal killing despite the posting of a bystander video (above) on YouTube that clearly shows Tabares unarmed and not threatening the officer when he was shot seven times. As of this writing important details remain unknown, including the name of the officer, a two-and-a-half-year veteran. The event was witnessed by multiple high-school students arriving at Marina High School directly across the street, where Tabares graduated in 2008 before enlisting and becoming an information systems technician stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. Student Carmella Marshall told the LA Times:

That was actually basically seeing a person die! It’s not like the movies! It’s really real!

According to preliminary information from his family, after being discharged from the Navy, Tabares lost his security clearance due to a positive marijuana test and had developed profound depression, which he self-medicated. Some accounts have characterized him as “transient.” There seems to be no question that he was emotionally disturbed and in need of treatment.

A second bystander video, which starts about 15 seconds earlier than the first, shows Tabares advancing quickly toward the officer who, while backing up, fires a Taser that seemed to have no effect. The video vividly illustrates a little-known fact about the Taser, a barbaric weapon designed to impale half-inch electrified darts into human beings: that it is useless to counter an aggressive person advancing on an officer. Taser darts fired into the chest generally have little effect outside of occasionally triggering cardiac arrest through electrocution. In any event, Tabares clearly swings at the officer a few times, and the two fall to the ground fighting. That is where the second video begins, providing a far better perspective on the shooting. There was no call for service at the convenience store, and the reason for the officer’s initial contact with Tabares is unknown, though the 27-year-old acted as though provoked. During the altercation on the asphalt parking lot, the officer put Tabares in a headlock and punched him repeatedly. Tabares removed a small black object from the officer’s equipment belt, perhaps an extra ammunition clip, but his hand was never near the officer’s gun. The officer unholstered his weapon as the two men separated and moved apart. When shot, Tabares was standing straight up, unarmed and moving back from the officer. The officer appears in the videos to be at least 10 feet away when he fired without giving any commands or warning. Despite the volley of six shots, Tabares remained standing, a gruesome image. The officer ordered him to get down as he fired a seventh round, and then Tabares collapsed against the side of the store. At least one bullet went through a window and into the store, where a worker was injured either by a bullet graze or shard of glass.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Dept, a notoriously corrupt agency, implicated recently in the cover-up of widespread constitutional violations by planting informants at its jail, will supposedly investigate the case. This is the seventh police shooting in Huntington Beach this year, and the second human fatality. One dog has been killed. Earlier this month, two Huntington Beach officers shot and wounded each other, along with a man they suspected of slashing tires. There were two shootings in March and three during one 25-hour span in January. None of the shootings involved a civilian with a firearm. Huntington Beach is the fourth largest city in Orange County, with a population slightly less than 200,000. Predominately white and middle-class, Huntington Beach is known for miles of wide, sandy beaches and its annual surfing contest. The fact that the national epidemic of police violence is now appearing with such virulence in communities such as Huntington Beach demonstrates that the fundamental causes are far deeper than racial discrimination. The historically unprecedented growth of social inequality domestically, coupled with imperialist aggression abroad, has increased the militarization of police agencies throughout Pindostan, and fomented homicidal behaviors among the “bodies of armed men” paid to maintain the capitalist order.

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SyrianGirlpartisan

6 Jun 2016

Most of what i said in this video is referenced in this article here. The Syrian army must defeat Daesh and hold Raqqa before Pindostan and YPG/SDF get there, for the unity of Syria and the survival of Syria’s Assyrian Christian population. Please don’t blame Kurds for the actions of YPG/SDF or KRG. They do not represent Kurdish people as the media tries to portray. As I said in the video, some Kurds are loyal Syrian citizens. Some Kurds arrived in the time of Saladin and settled in Homs and became a part of our society, and they abhor the sectarianism behind the Kurdistan agenda. Obviously many are running because they don’t want their kids conscripted by YPG/SDF. They just want to live their lives instead of being dragged into perpetual wars. Like Zionists don’t have the best interests of the Jewish people at heart, neither do Zionist Kurds have the best interest of Kurds at heart. To the Zionist a Jew is just cannon-fodder for Eretz Israel; to quote Yitzhak Gruenbaum: “One cow in Palestine is worth more than all the Jews of Europe.” Though sadly many Kurds have been brainwashed into thinking the entire north half of Syria belongs to them, including historic Aleppo. They’ve been convinced to deny their Persian ancestry. But it is better to convince them of the truth than to spread hatred against Kurds and drive them into the arms of the Zionist Kurds. Some of the articles I referenced in the video: here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

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Jets strike YPG/SDF in eastern Syria
Reuters, Sep 25 2017

BEIRUT – YPG/SDF said Russian warplanes struck their positions in Deir ez-Zor province on Monday, near a major natural gas field they seized from Daesh in recent days. The YPG/SDF has been fighting Daesh on the eastern bank of the Euphrates river, supported by pindo jets and SOF. The YPG/SDF on one hand, and Syrian troops with Russian air power on the other, have converged on Daesh in separate offensives in Deir ez-Zor. Spox Mustafa Bali said the attack “by land and air” had wounded SDF fighters.

Russia Releases Photos Showing Pindo SOF At Daesh Positions In Syria
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Sep 24 2017

The Russian Defense Ministry has released aerial images allegedly showing Daesh, the YPG/SDF and pindo SOF working side-by-side on the battlefield against Syrian and Russian forces in Dier ez-Zor, Syria.

As Adam Garrie in The Duran reports, it has long been thought that the YPG/SDF is operating in collusion with Daesh in various parts of Syria. This has especially been the case in respect of Deir ez-Zor, where the Russian Defense Ministry has previously stated that the SAA and their allies are fired on most intensely from positions known to be held by YPG/SDF. Russian Defense Ministry spox Maj-Gen Konashenkov recently stated:

YPG/SDF militants work to the same objectives as Daesh terrorists. Russian drones and intelligence have not recorded any confrontations between Daesh and the ‘third force’, YPG/SDF. Russia will not hesitate to target YPG/SDF forces that threaten the battlefield progress and personal safety of Russia’s allies, namely the SAA.

Other reports surfaced of pindo military helicopters airlifting known Daesh commanders to safety as the SAA made its advance on the former Daesh stronghold of Deir ez-Zor. All of this has happened as Pindostan is moving the YPG/SDF forces from Raqqa to Deir ez-Zor, in a move that appears to be an attempt to stop Syrian forces from liberating their own country’s legally recognised territory. Now, the Russian Defense Ministry has released a statement followed by 12 photos showing how YPG/SDF work alongside pindo SOF in Daesh-controlled areas without facing any resistance from Daesh. Furthermore, none of pindo or kurdish-led forces even take defensive positions, which indicates that they are cooperating with Daesh rather than engaging in a perverse truce. In other words, YPG/SDF, pindo SOF and Daesh move among each other in the same manner as allies do. This demonstrates that in spite of Donald Trump’s apparent wiliness to abandon the policy of aiding Jihadi groups, not only has this policy not changed, but such a reality now includes full scale battlefield collusion with Daesh. This also helps explain why in June of this year, YPG/SDF forces allowed Daesh terrorists to peacefully leave Raqqa and head towards Deir ez-Zor, a place which is now unquestionably the largest remaining Daesh stronghold in east of Libya. But now, not only are pindo proxies allowing Daesh to peacefully retreat but they are visibly coalescing on the battlefield.

These realities also corroborate the story of YPG/SDF fighters being wounded in a Syrian led strike on known Daesh targets. As I wrote previously in The Duran, this is because YPG/SDF militants are fighting beside Daesh. The fact of the matter is that, the Kurdish led SDF and ISIS now share the same strategic goals, in spite of apparent ideological differences. Both seek to aggressively and illegally prevent Syria from liberating her sovereignty territory and in so doing, both are challenging the territorial unity and integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic. Likewise, each group’s ideology is opposed to the Arabist Constitution of Syria, seeking instead to lay the ground work for sectarian ideologies in the areas they seek to illegally annex. Most worryingly, both militant groups are clearly collaborating and colluding with each other and with Pindostan in a proxy war against Syria and the interests and safety of her allies, including Russia and Iran. What once was only partly clear, is now as clear as the following statement from the Russian Defense Ministry with colour photographs:


#Pindo #SOF units enable pindo-backed #YPG/SDF units to smoothly advance through the Daesh formations. Facing no resistance from the Daesh militants, the #YPG/SDF units are advancing along the left shore of the #Euphrates towards #Deir_ez-Zor. The aerial photos made on Sep 8-12 over the Daesh locations recorded a large number of pindo #Hummer vehicles, which are in service with the #Pindo #SOF. The shots clearly show the #Pindo #SOF units located at strongholds that had been equipped by the Daesh terrorists. Though there is no evidence of assault, struggle or any #Pindo-led coalition airstrikes to drive out the militants. Despite that the #Pindo strongholds being located in the Daesh areas, no screening patrol has been organized at them. This suggests that the #Pindo #SOF feel safe in terrorist-controlled regions.

The images released by the Russian Defense Ministry encourage speculation that the pindo and YPG/SDF forces have some sort of “understanding” with Daesh terrorists operating in the region, according to Ammar Waqqaf, the director of the Gnosos think tank, who told RT:

From the footage, the pindos and the YPG/SDF seem to be quite at leisure. They are not expecting any attack any time soon. The reason why this may be the case is that there has been some sort of understandings with ISIS over there. Probably they were given some amnesty that they are not going to be prosecuted … or they were given guarantees that they would not be given back to the state.

The YPG/SDF, Daesh and Pindostan are fighting on the same side of the conflict in Syria. It is the side of terrorism which seeks to destroy the secular, modern, pluralistic and independent Syrian Arab Republic. Earlier in September, Russian Defense Ministry spox Maj-Gen Konashenkov accused the SDF of collusion with ISIS terrorists. Konashenkov said:

YPG/SDF militants work to the same objectives as Daesh terrorists. Russian drones and intelligence have not recorded any confrontations between Daesh and the ‘third force,’ the YPG/SDF.

This proves that the Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman was correct. Pindostan and Russia are at war, albeit a proxy war which includes Daesh.

Russia Releases Photos Of Pindo Equipment At Daesh Positions Within Hours Of Lt-Gen’s Death
zeropointnow, iBankCoin, Sep 25 2017

The Russian Defense ministry released a cache of photos from Syria allegedly showing Daesh, the YPG/SDF and Daesh working side by side against Russian and Syrian government forces in the town of Dir ez-Zor. Photos from two weeks ago of what Russia claims are pindo SOF Hummers operating at Daesh strongholds were posted on Twitter early Sunday morning:

The photos were posted within hours of the death of Russia’s top military commander in the region, Lt-Gen V Asapov, who came under shelling from Daesh holed in near Deir ez-Zor. While news of Asapov’s death came after the photos were tweeted, it is unclear when exactly the Lt-Gen was killed. In other words, was the top-ranking Russian in Syria killed in retaliation for the satellite photos, or were the photos released in retaliation for the attack? If Pindostan is working with YPG/SDF, and YPG/SDF is aligned with Daesh, then the fact that YPG/SDF allowed Daesh terrorists to peacefully leave Raqqa and head towards Deir ez-Zor, now the largest Daesh stronghold east of Libya. Let’s also not forget the Wikileaked email from the 2016 election which revealed a 2014 email sent from Hillary Clinton to John Podesta revealing Toad “clandestine financial and logistic support to Daesh and other radical Sunni groups in the region.”

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Let’s also not forget the british government report that Theresa May is sitting on, purportedly detailing the flow of money from the Toads to extremist groups in Britain. Where does Daesh get such wonderful toys?

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In 2015, Daesh posted a propaganda video showcasing its giant arsenal of heavy artillery, featuring tanks, heavy artillery, and a fleet of Toyota trucks rolling around the desert. After pindo counter-terrorism officials asked Toyota exactly how that many trucks fell into the hands of the terrorist organization, the automaker shrugged it off, claiming they have no idea. At the end of 2015, Reuters reported that Daesh jacked a bunch of pindo equipment abandoned by Iraqi fighters, including:

  • Innumerable small arms and ammunition
  • 52 Howitzer M198 mobile gun systems
  • 74,000 machine guns
  • 40 main M1 A1 battle tanks
  • Unknown quantity of anti-tank missiles

In light of the new reports of pindo SOF working with Islamic militants in Syria, one wonders exactly how Daesh really took possession of their toy collection. Some thoughts from William Craddick of Disobedient Media: