VICE Video Shows the Three Stooges of “ISIS™” – We Spent a Trillion Fighting These Guys?

by Scott Creighton

VICE is a propaganda outlet. We know that for a fact.

So what’s the desired spin on their release of this video which purports to show 3 stooges fighting for “ISIS™” from the back of an improvised armored vehicle? Could it be positive spin for our new freedom fighters, the Kurds?

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Paris Terror Suspect Called “Radical Islamist” by the Likes of Trump et al, Never Read the Koran and is an Idiot

by Scott Creighton

(just a quick note)

Donald Trump yesterday at the neocon announcement of his Kissinger approved foreign policy:

“… we’re in a war against radical Islam, but President Obama won’t even name the enemy… Hillary Clinton also refuses to say the words radical Islam… ” Donald Trump

Salah Abdeslam, one of the key patsies of the November Paris attacks, was recently described by Belgian authorities as he was being turned over to the French. This is how he was described by Sven Mary, Abdeslam’s attorney:

He said the young extremist had scant knowledge of Islam. “I asked him if he had read the Koran, which I have done, and he said he had read his interpretation on the Internet,” the lawyer said.having “the intelligence of an empty ashtray — an abysmal emptiness.Washington Post

Abdeslam isn’t a “radical Islamist”.. he’s an idiot, a soulless opportunist who was probably recruited by the CIA in some local jail, to serve in our “overseas contingency operation” a.k.a. the destabilization campaign in Syria.

These are exactly the kinds of folks whom they target for potential employment. And if they screw up or leave the project before their contractual obligation is fulfilled, they are rounded up and designated “radical Islamist terrorists” in whatever country they flee to.

These are usually petty criminals, arrested in various “friendly” countries, and given an opportunity to serve the masters of the universe by heading over to Syria (or Libya or Yemen) to kill and maim civilians in what’s called “irregular” or “unconventional” warfare.

A recent study cited by the Washington Post points out that these “terrorists” aren’t what they used to be:

“This characterization of the terrorist suspect sketched by his attorney fits in with preexisting analysis by European counterterrorism officials, who see the current wave of violent extremists emerging not from a position of ideological fervor, but criminality and antisocial behavior.

A report by a Brussels think tank cited by WorldViews in March observed how Abdeslam and his peers’ “acquaintance with religious thought is undoubtedly more shallow and superficial than their predecessors’…

The study noted the distinction between an earlier generation of “radical Islamists” and the current crop of “Islamized radicals.”  Washington Post

Abdeslam’s criminal background is well extensive and well documented. Two of his associates, Abdelhamid Abaaoud and Ahmet Dahmani, were known to have been to Syria and supposedly fought with the “moderate” terrorists in that country.

Abdesalm cruised around Europe for a couple of years to nations which saw a large number of “moderate” terrorists recruited during that time frame (2012 -2014) and he could have been serving as a facilitator getting others to go there rather than fighting himself. His history is unclear.

Whatever the case may be, the “ISIS” radical Islam story doesn’t hold water anymore unless of course you are talking about the scripts of all those fake beheading videos. But of course, they’re just scripts, probably written by the SITE Intelligence Group.

The myth of “radical Islam” is fading fast. Someone should let Trump know.

Donald Trumps “Presidential” Foreign Policy Speech to (written by?) Globalist Think Tank Run by Dov Zakheim, Henry Kissinger and John D. Negroponte

by Scott Creighton

Last week some Trump campaign staffers were recorded telling influential GOP leaders that everything he had been doing up until that point was a “show” and that he was about to become more “presidential”

They got that right.

Donald Trump delivered his “America First” foreign policy speech yesterday in front of a select group of friendly reporters, neocons, Council on Foreign Relations members and think-tank war-mongers at a conference held by the Center for the National Interest (CNI).

Dov Zakheim is currently the Vice Chairman of CNI and Henry Kissinger is their Honorary Chairman. John D. Negroponte is on their advisory council. Negroponte is a well known terrorist who’s solution to pretty much any foreign policy issue is to put together death squads and have them run around killing and torturing dissidents. For that matter, so are Zakheim and Kissinger.

Trump was introduced by PNAC member Zalmay Khalilzad who is also on the board of CNI. As some of you may recall:

(Khalilzad) worked closely with Zbigniew Brzezinski, the Carter Administration’s architect of the policy supporting the mujahideen (al Qaeda) resistance to the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan… Khalilzad served in President Ronald Reagan‘s Administration as a senior State Department official advising on the Soviet war in Afghanistan … he developed and guided the international program to promote the merits of a Mujahideen-led (al Qaeda-led) Afghanistan … Between 1993 and 2000, Khalilzad was the Director of the Strategy, Doctrine, and Force Structure at the RAND Corporation… While at RAND, Khalilzad also had a brief stint consulting for Cambridge Energy Research Associates, which at the time was conducting a risk analysis for Unocal, now part of Chevron, for a proposed 1,400 km (890 mile), $2-billion, 622 m³/s (22,000 ft³/s) Trans-Afghanistan gas pipeline project which would have extended from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan and further proceeding to PakistanKhalilzad was involved in the early stages of planning to overthrow the Taliban and on December 31, 2001 was selected as Bush’s Special Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan.

Once again, the story of the Trans Pacific Pipeline and 9/11 is rearing it’s ugly head and it this case it’s because the “outsider” candidate Donald Trump needed to be introduced by one of it’s key architects in order to make him seem more “presidential”

The speech was one of the only ones Trump delivered by reading it off teleprompters. When you combine that fact with the setting it becomes clear who wrote Trump’s “America First” speech: the neocons associated with Zakheim, Kissinger and Negroponte wrote it.

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Sanders backs Obama “kill list,” troops to Syria

from the WSWS

Hayes: The current authorization which you cite in what Miguel just quoted, which is the authorization to use military force after 9/11—that has led to the kill list. This president— literally, there is a kill list. There is a list of people that the US government wants to kill, and it goes about doing it. Would you keep the kill list as president of the United States?

Sanders: Look, terrorism is a very serious issue. There are people out there who want to kill Americans, who want to attack this country, and I think we have a lot of right to defend ourselves. I think as Miguel said, though, it has to be done in a constitutional, legal way.

Hayes: Do you think what’s being done now is constitutional and legal?

Sanders: In general, I do, yes.

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Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump Share a Tax Haven Address in Delaware (not shocking at all)

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: The majority of the nation has figured out the way they steal elections these days is by rigging the primaries.

“Some of you may have just heard about these disclosures about outrageous tax havens and loopholes and superrich people across the world are exploiting in Panama and elsewhere. We are going after all these scams and make sure everyone pays their fair share here in America.” Hillary “I’m A Republican You Dimwits!” Clinton Pennsylvania AFL-CIO annual Constitutional Convention

The perversion of another Clinton presidency is nearly upon us. The Clinton branch of the “left” side of our one party system (Business Party)  is about to install yet another corrupt crony capitalist sycophant to corporate power in the oval office: Hillary “She’s Still a Republican You Morons” Clinton.

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In possibly the least shocking “breaking news” story of the year, it turns out, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump (all neoliberal scumbags) share a tax-haven address in Wilmington Delaware for their various shell companies. They use this address to scam millions of dollars in local and state taxes on various business ventures. In the case of Hillary and Slick Willy, it’s to shelter the money they’ve pocketed giving speeches to various Big Banks and financial institutions. In the case of Bill, it’s a repository of his kick-back money he received from various businesses which landed juicy State Department grants.

The level of corruption of the Clintons never ceases to amaze me. Or should I say, the support they still receive from so-called “left leaning” folks in the U.S. never fails to amaze me.

They are the personification of left-cover in every imaginable way… and the “progressives” continue to fall for it… every, single, time.

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The Background of “ISIS™” (and US Special Operations)

by Scott Creighton (part of another article found here)

In late 2011, in accordance with an agreement signed by President Bush, President Obama was forced to adhere to a deal with the Iraqi government and pull out the vast majority of our occupational forces, much to Obama’s dismay.

Back then, a lot of neocons and fake dems alike said we should stay in Iraq regardless of the agreement but our puppet regime was insistent that we pull out our troops and as expected, a popular revolt started taking shape in the country in 2012 and by 2013, it was a full on insurgency against our neoliberal puppet dictator.

Here is a picture of the real “ISIS™”. Notice they aren’t terrorists. They aren’t hiding their faces. They aren’t beheading anyone and as far as I can see, there are no white Toyota trucks anywhere to be seen.

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After an illegal war of aggression and a decade of brutal occupation in service to neoliberal economic ideology, the people of Iraq wanted their country back. It had nothing to do with creating an Islamic State. In fact, the Baathists were adamantly secular.

At first it was peaceful demonstrations against the Nouri al-Maliki government but things turned particularly brutal and what started off as a political revolution became a full-scale military one.

In April and May of 2013, bodies of the victims of Nouri al-Maliki were piling up by the hundreds and yet nothing was said by our leaders here in this country about any of it. Not a word.

Ultimately, people like Izzat Ibrahim ad-Douri and other leaders of various factions came together and formed the General Military Council for Iraqi Revolutionaries  and the new revolution for Iraq was on.

By mid-2014 the mostly Sunni revolutionaries were making advances deep into Iraq and were practically on the border of the Green Zone in Baghdad so something had to be done.

All the advances for US and British corporations stood to fall apart if Iraq was delivered back into the socialist hands of the Baath Party, whom most of the revolutionaries belonged.

But the problem was, President Peace Prize had already stated Iraq was the wrong war and his followers took pride in the fact that it was the only promise he actually kept, getting US troops out of the wrong war.

How could Obama justify returning US soldiers to fight legitimate Iraqi civilians who only wanted their country back after President Bush and war-monger Cheney decimated it?

This was a problem.

Then…

The group has referred to itself as the Islamic State (About this sound [[:Media:|الدولة الإسلامية]] ad-Dawlah al-Islāmiyah) or IS[35] ever since it proclaimed a worldwide caliphate in June 2014[36][37] and named Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as its caliph.[38]

Right on time to help justify a return to Iraq, “ISIS™” pops up in the country with their fake beheading videos and a professional propaganda campaign to rival any marketing strategy Coke or Pepsi could ever come up with.

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Insurers set to sharply increase Obamacare premiums

by Kate Randall, WSWS

US health insurance companies are preparing to seek substantial increases in Obamacare premiums, the Hill reported Monday. Citing big losses on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, many insurers will ask state insurance commissioners to approve double-digit hikes in ACA premiums and some may pull out of the market if they are not approved.

The planned premium hikes are a further exposure of the pro-corporate character of Barack Obama’s signature domestic legislation. Both candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, have embraced the ACA as a supposedly progressive health care reform.

In reality, the ACA is designed to funnel increased profits to the private insurance companies. Under the law’s “individual mandate,” those without insurance through a government program or employer must obtain coverage offered by private insurers or pay a penalty. The insurers are demanding a hefty profit as the condition for their participation in the ACA marketplaces.

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