Who Gets to Push the Nuclear Button?

(I agree with PCR on this but he forgot one key part and that was the Obama administration and our intelligence agencies using the 5-Eyes program to get foreign governments to spy on Trump and the other Republican candidates during the duration of the Republican primary contest.)

Paul Craig Roberts

William Binney is the former National Security Agency (NSA) official who created NSA’s mass surveillance program for digital information. He says that if the Russian government had conspired with Trump, hacked the Democratic National Committee’s computer, or in any way influenced the outcome of the last US presidential election, the National Security Agency would have the digital evidence. The fact that we have been listening to the unsubstantiated charges that comprise “Russiagate” for more than one year without being presented with a scrap of evidence is complete proof that Russiagate is entirely fake news.

The fake news originated with CIA director John Brennan and FBI director Comey conspiring with the DNC in an effort to discredit and unseat President Trump and at a minimum prevent him from damaging the vast power and profit of the military/security complex by normalizing relations with Russia.

Consider what this means. The directors of the CIA and FBI made up a totally false story about a newly elected President and fed the lies to the presstitutes and Congress. The presstitutes never asked for a drop of evidence and enlarged the Brennan/Comey lie with a claim that all 17 US intelligence agencies had concluded that Russia had interfered. In actual fact, a handful of carefully selected people in three of the agencies had prepared, perhaps under duress, a conditional report that had no evidence behind it.

That it was fake news created to control President Trump was completely obvious, but corrupt security officials, corrupt senators and representatives, a corrupt DNC, and corrupt media used constant repetition to turn a lie into truth.

Here is Binney: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/12/creator-nsas-global-surveillance-system-calls-b-s-russian-hacking-report.html
See also: https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/11/17/capitalism-collapsing-from-inequality-blame-russia.html

Having shoved Trump into the militarist camp, his enemies have turned on Trump as an unstable, volatile person who might push the button. Senator Bob Corker (R, TN) and Senator Chris Murphy (D,CT) are using the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to portray President Trump as a quixotic person who shouldn’t have his finger on the nuclear button. We have gone full circle, from Trump who wants to defuse nuclear tensions to Trump who might push the button…

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Shareblue Pundit Apologizes For Lying McCarthyite Smear About Greenwald

by Caitlin Johnstone, Medium

Ten days after publicly accusing Pulitzer-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald of having “ties to Putin that he doesn’t want people to look too closely at,” Shareblue writer Matthew Chapman has apologized for his false claim. This is going to be a quick and easy article, but it’s actually pretty important that somebody document this, because it illustrates a pernicious trend.

If you’re just tuning in, Shareblue Media is a pro-Dem establishment outlet run by Clinton attacker turned Clinton attack dog David Brock, who is perhaps better known today as the chief architect of the Correct the Record shill army which disrupted online discourse in the leadup to the 2016 election. Chapman has established a sizeable reputation on Twitter for his reliably pro-Clinton centrism and promulgation of whatever anti-Trump/anti-Russia narrative is hot in the news on any given day.

Greenwald, like myself and literally every single English-speaking person with a following who questions the Russiagate narrative, is routinely smeared as a Kremlin agent by rank-and-file Clintonites and McResistance social media addicts…

These people are bullies, and they should be treated like bullies. Chapman leveled his accusation because he expected to be able to sabotage Greenwald’s reputation and get away with it; when you’ve got the might of the mainstream narrative behind you and an entire army of blinkered CNN consumers who will happily join in on any McCarthyist witch hunt, you don’t always weigh the consequences of your actions very carefully. Like all bullies, you need to give them a reason to think twice before bullying. For this reason, I’m very glad Greenwald called Chapman out…

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Establishment “Hack” Donna Brazile’s Crass Attempt to Rewrite the History of the 2016 Primary and Rebrand the Corrupt, Neoliberal DNC for 2018

by Scott Creighton

You must remember that the desire of the establishment hacks isn’t get you to believe 2+2=5. That would make you an idiot. What they want is for you to ACCEPT that 2+2 CAN EQUAL 5.

A week ago on Nov. 2nd, the establishment hack website Politico published a little sneak peak of Donna Brazile’s “ground breaking” new book “Hacks” on their website. It served it’s purpose. The public got all excited about the upcoming publication and the WWE-style “debate” began to rage between the establishment “hacks” who back Clinton and the defenders of Brazile who pretend they are somehow different from their detractors.

It’s a show. Nothing more.

Politico is an establishment rag who would never publish anything of substance that dared address the real problem with the un-Democratic Party today.

For that matter, Brazile’s book is being published by Hachette Book Group, one of the 5 big publishing houses here in the states (French owned but based out of New York city of course):

Its headquarters are located at 1290 Avenue of the Americas, Midtown Manhattan, New York City.[2] Hachette is considered one of the big-five publishing companies, along with Holtzbrinck/Macmillan, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster.[3]

Why would these massive, establishment-backing entities publish and promote a book that claims to be attacking the Clinton machine which serves their interest so well?

Perhaps because her book doesn’t do that at all. Instead what it may do is help them to remake the tarnished image of the corporatist left, the neoliberal “centrist” left, in time for the 2018 mid-term elections.

Let us be very clear about what happened in 2016. The corporate DNC stole the nomination from Sanders voters and had they not done that, we would be evaluating the first year of his presidency instead of Trump’s. That’s a fact that is unavoidable.

They didn’t merely “tip the scale”… they STOLE the nomination.

Everyone of her dogged supporters right now say Hillary COULDN’T have rigged the election because they are all run by the individual states and not the national DNC ergo… they could not possibly have “rigged” the election.

That is ridiculous. If you don’t think the state and local chairmen of the party would be willing and eager to appease the Clinton machine and the national DNC establishment by doing their bidding and helping them rig the primaries in favor of Killary, you are a moron.

Exit polling proved they were doing just that before they decided to stop allowing exit polling because it was exposing their theft of the primary.

Millions of Sanders voters were PURGED off the DNC registration rolls just prior to the election. They were forced to fill out absentee ballots which were shredded and never counted.

Rules were changed in states where caucuses were held so Hillary would “win” them and when the members reacted angrily to those acts, the DNC and their friends in the establishment media tried to make it look like Sanders supporters were violent thugs attacking poor innocent Debbie Wassserman Schultz.

The 2016 DNC primary was absolutely rigged and it was rigged by the leadership of the DNC in collusion with the heads of various state DNC chapters for one very specific reason… to keep someone with SLIGHTLY progressive opinions OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE.

The corporate DNC understood that Sanders polled much better against Trump than Hillary did. She was the most unpopular candidate they ever fielded. Period. Her corruption was legendary and her history of backing neoliberal economic ideology goes back to her days as a Goldwater Girl.

Hillary Clinton isn’t just a “right of Reagan” republican… she’s a neocon and as such, she was eventually BACKED by the vast majority of the neocons. The same neocons that made up the Bush/Cheney regime.

Killing off the Sanders bid for the White House became the DNC’s primary goal even coming before her “winning” the general election and you know that by how much time they spent alienating his progressive base. Yes, they called the angry Trump supporters “deplorable” but they were even harsher on Bernie bots if you recall.

To the neoliberals in the DNC, it would be better to have a neoliberal Trump in the White House than a SLIGHTLY progressive Sanders and so it made them work very hard and risk a lot to make sure that goal was met. Even if that meant burning down the un-Democratic Party in the process.

But what would they care? They’re republicans anyway.

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