Greek Leader Seeks to Temper Expectations

(The Wall Street Journal says “yes, the voters got screwed” but, they claim, the general public doesn’t mind. In order to prove that, they interviewed some petty bourgeoisie business owners who seem just fine with the notion of keeping neoliberal austerity measures in place. There you have it. No worries.)

from the WSJ

As Greece’s new government races to deliver a promised list of reforms to its European creditors, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been trying to prepare the Greek public for the likelihood he won’t deliver fully on his promises…

…[T]he interim deal has all but blocked Syriza’s ambitions to reverse Greece’s austerity program, leaving it with vague promises to fulfill its campaign agenda over the next several years…

Since the January elections, the government has subtly shifted its message to voters, while still maintaining its defiant tone. In a campaign of leaks, declarations and speeches, the government has made clear it was ready to climb down on its demands for a debt restructuring, implement its promises over years rather than months, and restore Greece’s precrisis minimum wage only gradually over the next two years rather than right away.

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SYRIZA-MEP Manolis Glezos sharply criticizes Greek gov’t for negotiations handling

Keep Talking Greece

“On my part, I APOLOGIZE to the Greek people because I have contributed to this illusion.” SYRIZA MEP Manolis Glezos

“I ask the Greek people to forgive me for contributing to this illusion.” With this phrase veteran left politician, WWII resistance fighter and SYRIZA MEP Manolis Glezos slammed the Greek government for handling the negotiations with the country’s lenders and so having changed the rhetoric of the party.

In an article uploaded on the website of his Movement for Active Citizens, the historic member of the Greek left expresses his deep disappointment about the way SYRIZA handles with the negotiations ans calls for party members to decide if they accept this situation. Manolis Glezos writes:

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The Fake “21 Coptic Christians Beheading” Video – Part 1: Timing

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: (H/T Chads) Even Fox News admits it’s a fake.

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All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Edmund Burke

When 21 laborers in America die because the Obama administration has cut funding to OSHA to the point where they only have one guy to check on 50,000 job sites (yes, it’s an exaggeration, slightly), neoliberal talking heads like Bill O’Reilly get hard-ons and they call it “freedom”. Or when 21 laborers anywhere die because they can’t afford things like medicine even though they are working 50 hours a week (not an exaggeration), neoliberals like Bill start salivating at the thought of all that glorious “growth”

That’s because, as we all know by now, “Freedom” to the members of the neoliberal Washington Consensus (neocons, New Dems, (big “L”) Libertarians) means “freedom from New Deal social and economic justice reforms… and “Growth” simply means “the growth of the billionaire class’ profit margins”

So imagine my shock and awe when I heard Bill O’Reilly calling for a new “Holy War”, a new Crusades if you will, over the poorly produced video of the deaths of 21 Coptic Christian laborers in Libya at the hands of the fictitious “ISIS™”

“The Holy War is here and, unfortunately, it seems the president of the United States will be the last one to acknowledge it…I’m gonna also make a call …for every cleric in the country next Sunday, Saturday, Friday in the mosques, with the imams, to address this with their congregation and to say enough, that we people of good faith have to tell our leader to get in gear. I’d like to see every cleric in this country do that. …Let’s make that happen. And I want every pastor, every priest, every rabbi and every imam to email me personally and tell me you’re gonna do that and I’ll read as many on the air as I can.” Bill O’Reilly

Simultaneously, fake progressive sites like the Huffington Post are producing equally sophomoric propaganda pieces in support of Obama’s endless war of aggression in lock-step with those of the O’Reilly faction. Thus the true nature of the Washington Consensus becomes easier to see.

Let’s break this down just a tiny bit if we could on a few of the most basic elements of this event starting with:

Part 1: Timing

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Thanks to Obama and Poroshenko, Seems Like Peace in Ukraine is Doomed from the Start

by Scott Creighton

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(flashback: Ukraine Crisis: Donbass. Chronicle of Genocide. Documentary Banned on MSM  )

It took them 15 hours of straight talks, but the Normandy Quartet participants meeting in Minsk ( Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel) have hammered out a tentative agreement to enter into a new ceasefire starting this Saturday evening and to withdraw heavy weapons like those being used by the Kiev government to shell civilian population centers in the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Luhansk. Shelled them with illegal cluster munitions which are indiscriminate killers of civilians and combatants alike.

(flashback: HRW blames Kiev army for indiscriminately killing civilians with missiles )

However, that being said, the talks were reportedly contentious especially between Putin and Poroshenko and understandably so.

If you recall, the Kiev government has repeatedly lied and tried to fabricate evidence suggestion Russia has invaded their territorial boundaries and fired upon Ukrainian soldiers and commercial airliners alike.

The most recent bit of fabrication, one that took place right before these talks, Poroshenko held up 6 passports he claimed proved Russia had invaded his country then later refused to turn them over to anyone so his claim could be verified.

Apparently the talks were so touchy, the group decided to cancel their joint press conference they had scheduled for after the meeting and instead, Ukraine held their own, Russia held their own and France and Germany, not looking like they were taking sides, combined to hold a joint conference of their own.

The peace seems doomed from the start. Our Peace Prize President and our puppet in Kiev are already making sure it is. And here’s why…

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Obama’s Salvador Option in Iraq: Death Squads Getting a Little Mainstream Attention… a little

by Scott Creighton

The consequence of not mentioning the connection between the US and the Iranian-backed Badr Brigade militia, the US-backed Wolf Brigade and other Special Police Commando units, or the extent of American recruitment, training, command, and control of these units[19] distorted perceptions of events in Iraq, creating the impression of senseless violence initiated by the Iraqis themselves and concealing the American hand in the planning and execution of the most savage forms of violence. Dirk Adriaensens, Brussels Tribunal

The fervor over the fake “burning man” video is laughable to the point of tears. It’s ridiculous actually when you put that one guy acting in a movie pretending to be about to die, in context of what our secret warriors have really done to millions of civilians over the past few decades. What our secret warriors, our “freedom fighters”, are STILL doing in Iraq as we speak.

Today, the New York Times had to shed a tiny bit of light on the reality creeping out of occupied Iraq and that reality is… yes, our puppet regime has unleashed organized death squads (just like I wrote about nearly a year ago and again in Aug.) on the population of their country who happen to opposed the corrupt, brutal government we installed.

Of course, the New York Times, the sickening subservient sycophants to global power structures that they are, had to present these monsters in the kindest, most endearing light they could muster. This is the new face of the old death squads of the Iraq Salvador Option under President Peace Prize’s administration, so of course, the Times had to present them like Bill Clinton playing a sax on Saturday Night Live.

This is how the New York Times presents death squads in Iraq

 

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Poroshenko’s Pathetic Passport “Proof” Debunked by his Own Chief of Staff

by Scott Creighton

Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has had his Colin Powell moment on the grand stage. He went before a body of international representatives and waved fraudulent “evidence” in the air demanding support for a bogus war of aggression. You can call it his Colin Powell moment or his Bibi Netanyahu ACME bomb moment. Both work I suppose.

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Russian ISIS Group Discovered! Presenting “Jihad Dick” and the Caucasians for ISIS Association (C.I.A.)

by Scott Creighton

This is BREAKING NEWS!

A new video, to be released by Rita Katz of course (and leased to various news agencies for a low, low price cus she’s not in it for the money, she just hates Muslims) shows there is a new player in the Global War OF Terror!

It’s called the Caucasians for ISIS Association, or C.I.A. for short.

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