Why the CIA Weapons Trafficking Claims Were “Unsubstantiated”: They Were Not “Allowed” to Investigate, Witnesses “Refused” to Testify

by Scott Creighton

Unsubstantiated Claim that CIA Shipped Arms From Libya to Another Country” Elijah Cummings, Democrat’s minority report on Benghazi Committee investigation

Here is the answer as to WHY the allegations of the CIA and Hillary’s State Department running guns from their terrorist destabilization team in Libya to their terrorist destabilization team in Syria were found to be “unsubstantiated” in the new Benghazi report released yesterday (minority white-wash) and today (official report): the NSC forbade the commission from reviewing specific evidence and all the State Department and CIA witnesses took the 5th whenever they were asked about it.

See? She’s innocent of illegally transferring weapons of mass destruction from one group of terrorists to another. What more do you need?

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The Tale of Two Benghazi Reports: The Shillin for Killary Never Ends

by Scott Creighton

The shillin for Killary Clinton never ends. “So let’s make her president” says the fascist arm of the New Dem “left”

When Rep. Elijah Cummings wasn’t sitting on the floor in congress fighting for the New Dems’  fascist “no buy no fly” secret list building legislation that strips citizens of their constitutional rights via secret evidence considered by arbitrary panels in the “Justice” Department, he was sitting on his fat ass in the House Select Committee on Benghazi as the leading member of the minority party and therefore the Chief White-washer and Brand Defender of his presidential choice, darling champion of the working man, Hillary Clinton.

The republicans of the Select Committee announced they were finally going to release the results of their two year study today, Tuesday, June 28th.

So to offset the effects of that release, sycophant to power Elijah Cummings released the “minority report” from the Democrats late yesterday, which though unofficial, promises to provide enough covering energy for Killary long enough to distract those who wish to be distracted until this new Killary Crime blows over.

Though Elijah says the republican version is nothing more than “partisan politics”, his report is packed full of partisan headings like these:

  • Secretary Clinton Never Personally Denied Security Requests
  • Secretary Clinton was Active and Engaged
  • Terrorists Caused Attacks in Benghazi Not US Foreign Policy
  • Unsubstantiated Claim that Documents Were Scrubbed
  • Unsubstantiated Claim that CIA Shipped Arms From Libya to Another Country
  • No Evidence Talking Points Politicized

Aside from the fact that there are literally piles of evidence which suggest Rep. Cummings and anyone else who prepared this minority report are lying through their teeth about much of these statements, fact is, we wont really know how much evidence there SHOULD BE because the criminal and neoliberal war-monger Hillary Clinton ERASED 30,000 OFFICIAL STATE DEPARTMENT EMAILS before turning over a carefully screened selection of what she said were “all” of them.

That being said about the Cummings/New Dem cover-up for the fascist Clinton State Department days, there are already tid-bits from the Republican version of the commission findings making their way to the public domain already and the picture they paint, though not vastly different than the white-wash presented by their opposition, is still quite damning in it’s own right.

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Brazilian Senate Study Clears President Rousseff of Wrongdoing: Wall Street Journal Says “So What?”

by Scott Creighton

In a 224-page report put together by a three-member group of high ranking Brazilian Senate budget technicians, it seems the accusations which resulted in the suspension of President Dilma Rousseff last month (aka the “impeachment coup”) were unfounded. This is the conclusion of Telesur:

“TeleSUR said Monday that Senate’s analysts prepared a report, showing that Roussef did not participate in the fiscal wrongdoing directly and could not bear personal responsibility.

The report, saying that there were no reasons to continue the impeachment process against Rousseff, should be analyzed by the Senate Impeachment Commission in a three-day period, the broadcaster added” Sputnik International

The Wall Street Journal, forever the supporter of all things neoliberal, tried to put a positive “class half full” spin on the release of the official study. But even they had to admit the core of the impeachment charges have been exposed as hollow at best:

“…But the group also said Ms. Rousseff wasn’t personally to blame for the fund-transfer delay.

There was not any identified act by the president that would have contributed directly or indirectly to the delays,” the report said.

The group also found no fault with a fourth presidential budget decree that had been questioned by her accusers because it didn’t impact fiscal targets and therefore wasn’t illegal, the report said.” Wall Street Journal

So, according to the report and Telesur’s and the Journal’s reporting on it, Dilma Rousseff had nothing to do with the 3 delays which formed the basis of the impeachment process and the fourth charge they leveled against her, “wasn’t illegal”

The Brazilian Senate is expected to vote on her final impeachment on Aug. 8th. according to the Wall Street Journal, the lack of evidence against President Rouseff will have little to no impact on the outcome.

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EU Debate | Daniel Hannan MEP from Oxford Union

(H/T John)

Is the European Superstate the Answer to the Brexit Democratic “Contagion” or the Birth of the Fatherland 2.0?

by Scott Creighton

Germany and the new Vichy France are pushing Poland and other former eastern block nations to sign-up for the new One State Solution in Europe: the European Superstate… aka The Fatherland. I guess this falls under the “you gotta be shitting me” category.

Since I always cower in the face of pure totalitarian fascism, I’ve done our new European technocrat overlords a little favor. I made them a new flag design. They are welcome to use it. Be my guest.

new eu flag

It is being reported that minsters from France and Germany are in Prague today meeting with the Visegrad Group or V4 (Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary (with Ukraine and Romania)) in a hastily called meeting designed to counter issues that have arisen as a result of the Brexit vote.

Clearly, the technocrats that rule the globalist entity known as the European Union (EU) are concerned about the contagion of freedom that might make it’s way to their eastern-most reaches. Sound familiar?

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Betraying Progressives, DNC Platform Backs Fracking, TPP, and Israel Occupation

by Lauren McCauley, Common Dreams

Despite its claims to want to unify voters ahead of November’s election, the Democratic party appears to be pushing for an agenda that critics say ignores basic progressive policies, “staying true” to their Corporate donors above all else.

During a 9-hour meeting in St. Louis, Missouri on Friday, members of the DNC’s platform drafting committee voted down a number of measures proposed by Bernie Sanders surrogates that would have come out against the contentious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), fracking, and the Israeli occupation of Palestine. At the same time, proposals to support a carbon tax, Single Payer healthcare, and a $15 minimum wage tied to inflation were also disregarded.

In a statement, Sanders said he was “disappointed and dismayed” that representatives of Hillary Clinton and DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schulz rejected the proposal on trade put forth by Sanders appointee Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), despite the fact that the presumed nominee has herself come out against the 12-nation deal.

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Brexit and the Diseased Liberal Mind

(I refer you back to the recent post I put up talking about the “liberals” of the New Dem movement. The fake left, the Business Party Left as I call them, the neoliberal, reactionary, fascist corporatist left. In fact, that’s pretty much been the focus of this website since it started 9 years ago.)

by Jonathan Cook, Global Research

The enraged liberal reaction to the Brexit vote is in full flood. The anger is pathological – and helps to shed light on why a majority of Britons voted for leaving the European Union, just as earlier a majority of Labour party members voted for Jeremy Corbyn as leader.

A few years ago the American writer Chris Hedges wrote a book he titled the Death of the Liberal Class. His argument was not so much that liberals had disappeared, but that they had become so coopted by the right wing and its goals – from the subversion of progressive economic and social ideals by neoliberalism, to the ethusiastic embrace of neonservative doctrine in prosecuting aggressive and expansionist wars overseas in the guise of “humanitarian intervention” – that liberalism had been hollowed out of all substance.

Liberal pundits sensitively agonise over, but invariably end up backing, policies designed to benefit the bankers and arms manufacturers, and ones that wreak havoc domestically and abroad. They are the “useful idiots” of modern western societies.

Reading this piece on the fallout from Brexit by Zoe Williams, a columnist who ranks as leftwing by the current standards of the deeply diminished Guardian, one can isolate this liberal pathology in all its sordid glory.

Here is a revealing section, written by a mind so befuddled by decades of neoliberal orthodoxy that it has lost all sense of the values it claims to espouse:

There is a reason why, when Marine le Pen and Donald Trump congratulated us on our decision, it was like being punched in the face – because they are racists, authoritarian, small-minded and backward-looking. They embody the energy of hatred. The principles that underpin internationalism – cooperation, solidarity, unity, empathy, openness – these are all just elements of love.

One wonders where in the corridors of the EU bureaucracy Williams identifies that “love” she so admires. Did she see it when the Greeks were being crushed into submission after they rebelled against austerity policies that were themselves a legacy of European economic policies that had required Greece to sell off the last of its family silver?

Is she enamoured of this internationalism when the World Bank and IMF go into Africa and force developing nations into debt-slavery, typically after a dictator has trashed the country decades after being installed and propped up with arms and military advisers from the US and European nations?

What about the love-filled internationalism of Nato, which has relied on the EU to help spread its military tentacles across Europe close to the throat of the Russian bear? Is that the kind of cooperation, solidarity and unity she was thinking of?

Williams then does what a lot of liberals are doing at the moment. She calls for subversion of the democratic will:

The anger of the progressive remain side, however, has somewhere to go: always suckers for optimism, we now have the impetus to put aside ambiguity in the service of clarity, put aside differences in the service of creativity. Out of embarrassment or ironic detachment, we’ve backed away from this fight for too long.

That includes seeking the ousting of Jeremy Corbyn, of course. “Progressive” Remainers, it seems, have had enough of him. His crime is that he hails from “leftwing aristocracy” – his parents were lefties too, apparently, and even had such strong internationalist principles that they first met at a committee on the Spanish civil war.

But Corbyn’s greater crime, according to Williams, is that “he is not in favour of the EU”. It would be too much trouble for her to try and untangle the knotty problem of how a supreme internationalist like Corbyn, or Tony Benn before him, could be so against the love-filled EU. So she doesn’t bother.

We will never know from Williams how a leader who supports oppressed and under-privileged people around the world is cut from the same cloth as racists like Le Pen and Trump. That would require the kind of “agile thinking” she accuses Corbyn of being incapable of. It might hint that there is a leftwing case quite separate from the racist one – even if Corbyn was not allowed by his party to advocate it – for abandoning the EU. (You can read my arguments for Brexit here and here.)

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