Neoliberal News of the Day: Sept. 29th, 2016

by Scott Creighton

(I have a thing to do this morning, so I am getting a very early start. You guys have a good day)

Forget Ebil Putin! Trump Now Linked to Castro… Kind of: Rachel Maddow, of the MSNBC division of the Hillary Clinton 24-hour spin campaign, breathlessly touted a story last night that she said her tenacious producers dug up for her as an “early exclusive”. That means the publishers of the anti-Trump propaganda fed it to them so her fake-left audience would be ready to buy their yellow-journalism magazines this morning first thing. The story is; now we can tie our Putin-bashing New McCarthyism hate toward Donald Trump to a much older “Damn Ebil Commies!” hate of Fidel Castro. According to the “story”, one of Donald Trump’s businesses back ’98 “did $68,000 worth of business with communist Cuba while it was illegal to do so under the Fidel Castro regime” and then, according to an out of breath Maddow, he “lied about it to a group of Cuban exiles in Miami”. When you dig a little deeper what you find is his company hired another company to travel to Cuba to see about setting up future business deals in the country… after the Castro regime fell.  Seven months later he told a group of Miami Cubans that he wouldn’t do business in Cuba while Castro was still in power. It was a fact-finding mission for a neoliberal billionaire who was anticipating a successful regime change in a socialist country. And of course, the money was paid to a US based firm, not Ebil Commit Castro himself, as the Clinton people at Maddow’s show would have you believe. Rachel called it her “two scoops” story which I guess meant one scoop was Putin and the other Castro. Or, based on the legitimacy of both stories, you could say it’s two scoops of bullshit.

As more and more republicans and neocons and neoliberal business leaders back Hillary Clinton, all they can do is try to promote one version of identity politics after another in her campaign to get those of us on the left to hold our noses and vote for her. Clinton brought up that Miss Universe contestant during the debate in hopes that every woman who ever felt self-conscience about her weight would vote for her. The fact that she is Latino doesn’t hurt either. That’s why she brought her name up during the debate and repeated the hurtful things Trump said about her all those years ago. But people seem to forget, it was Hillary that said it the other night and therefore it’s Hillary who made them feel bad, or fat, or maligned all over again. To that same end, the Clinton campaign has been race-baiting for months doing everything they can to stoke anger and hostility in the political discourse in order for them to win some votes. It’s pathetic. Then they blame Trump for it. It’s pathetic. Kinda like when they started the whole “birther” thing and now blame him when he didn’t even catch onto it until 3 years after it was born from her campaign and her PUMAs that followed it.

In this case, they are trying to separate republicans from Trump. You can see these neoliberal advisers of hers just sitting there slicing up a pie and doing so on the basis of sex, race, religion and political affiliation. It’s obvious. They are trying to win over MORE right wing republicans to the Killary side by associating him with “de ebil COMMIES!”

Like so many other slanderous lines of attack they come up with, none of them compare to the corruption and brutality that is the Hillary Clinton career in public service. I saw someone on another division of the Clinton 24-hour spin campaign (CNN) saying saying he couldn’t believe the republicans had the gall to be rallying around Trump. My jaw dropped. “Our” candidate is a mass murderer (Libya) supported by neocon mass murders who said during the debate that NAFTA’s success was a matter of opinion and refused to definitively state she would oppose the TPP. She’s a warmonger who tried to frame North Korea for the accidental sinking of the Cheonan so she could justify a war there. She tried a color revolution in Iran after their election which failed. She tried the same thing in Russia with “Pussy Riot” and that failed. She stood with the dictator Saleh in Yemen until she couldn’t anymore and did the same thing with Mubarak in Egypt until public pressure finally ended his reign of neoliberal terror. She was behind a bloody coup in Honduras, started one in Ukraine and Syria and both of those are still producing dead bodies and misery to this very day. She’s corrupt to the core and you can ask any Haitian you can find on that one and she deliberately set up an illegal email server as Sec. of State so she wouldn’t be held accountable for her crimes later in life. Then, against the demands of congress, she had underlings bleach her servers and bash cell phones with hammers before they could be searched all of this after she “forgot” to hand over 33,000 emails to the Feds and the State Department when they asked for them. All of that of course, Comey gave her and her staff a pass on. Comey  was angry yesterday because folks have been calling him a “weasel” for letting her off the hook for her crimes. And that is too say nothing of the fact that the ONLY reason she is “our” candidate is because she STOLE the nomination from Bernie Sanders voters with the collusion of the DNC, for which “our” party chair had to resign in SHAME.

And that guy can’t believe the republicans get behind their candidate?

The Huffington Post ran a slanted poll yesterday to declare Hillary Clinton the “winner” of their debate. The fact that they are yet another division of the Clinton media spin program shouldn’t be factored in I suppose. Many other surveys suggest Trump won including some from such far right-wing organizations like TIME, Salon and The Hill.

They are now dragging Bernie Sanders around the country making him do “work” for Killary as if his supporters are dumb enough to vote for her just because he says so. It’s pathetic on so many levels.

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Meanwhile, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson is still busy burying his own campaign. You might recall he didn’t know what Aleppo was in one key MSM appearance. Then he stuck his tongue out at a female reporter like a pervert (actually, more like John McCain when he was throwing the election in 2008 for Barack Obama) while she was interviewing him. Now he’s gone on Slobbering Mathews’ show and failed to know the name of one singe foreign leader he liked. And when he finally narrowed it down, he said “that former president of Mexico”. Didn’t know the name of Vicente Fox. His running mate’s choice was neoliberal fascist Merkel to which Slobbering Mathews said was a great choice. Of course, he first offered up Shimon Peres, the murderous leader of Israel all those years. Vicente Fox is a neoliberal piece of crap as well by the way.

Over in Syria, John Kerry has said that Russia must stop bombing the CIA’s terrorist moderates in Aleppo or the US will stop “cooperating” with them. He wants a cease-fire again even though the Pentagon betrayed the last one by attacking Syrian soldiers and then they got their terrorists in Aleppo, the ones we wish to protect, to bomb and burn the UN aid convoy so they didn’t have to share info on “ISIS” with the Russians. All that comes just a day after the US blew up two bridges in Der Ezzor in order to keep the Syrian army from wiping out “ISIS” in that city as well.

Aleppo is the last holdout of our moderate terrorists in Syria and thus, the last real hope for the regime change operation in the country which is a key foundation of Condi Rice’s “New Middle East” plan. If they fail, Greater Kurdistan is out the window at least for a decade and there is a lot of money and a lot of foreign interests in that project, especially from Israel.

However, when the Pentagon sunk the cease-fire deal to keep from handing over info in “ISIS” to the Syrians and the Russians who would have wiped them out, the result was that those two were freed once again to target our moderate terrorist contractors in western Syria and the outcome doesn’t look good right now for them. Hence the panic.

The State Department spokesman John Kirby issued what can only be described as a threat to the Russians when he suggested the moderate terrorist contractors in Syria would start targeting Russian “interests and cities” if they didn’t stop. Translation? “We will send our terrorists to Moscow if you don’t stop killing our regime change terrorists in Syria”.

Extremist groups will continue to exploit the vacuums that are there in Syria to expand their operations, which could include attacks against Russian interests, perhaps even Russian cities. Russia will continue to send troops home in body bags, and will continue to lose resources, perhaps even aircraft,” John Kirby, the State Department’s spokesperson, told reporters at Wednesday’s press briefing.

On a related note, President Obama told an audience of soldiers yesterday that he did not like the fact that his veto was overruled by congress. US citizens can now sue Saudi Arabia for 9/11 when they had nothing to do with it other than provide the Bush administration the names of about 15 patsies for their project. The problem with this, according to Obama, is that while our troops “do work” overseas (he said “do work”) they could end up being sued in a similar fashion. That’s because much of what we do is irregular warfare or unconventional warfare which means hiring terrorist mercenaries to destabilize other countries. Or even “shock and awe” which is terrorism by definition. I wonder if those victim’s family members will sue Israel for those Dancing Israelis who were held for two months by the NYPD before the Bush administration forced them to be released? Probably not.

Anyway, that is the day’s neoliberal news. Enjoy the show folks and remember, it’s just a ride. A screwed up ride on a half-ass carnie, but still, its just a ride.

Lavrov full speech to UN: Important not to let US-Russia agreements on Syria collapse

US Peace Council Representatives on Syria: US Propaganda to Convince US Citizens it’s “Okay” to Bomb Syria for Regime Change (video)

by Scott Creighton

This was a fact finding mission for US so-called “peace” and “antiwar” groups put together by the US Peace Council to go into Syria and learn for themselves what was really going on as many of them either support or tacitly support Obama’s bloody 5-year regime change operation in Syria based on the baseless propaganda being fed to them on a daily basis back here in the states. Many refused to participate and the host is pretty generous when he suggests reasons for their refusal without giving the real one, and that is many depend on funding from organizations like the Open Society Foundation which in fact support the bloody regime change operation. There is also the political metric to consider as well. Left-cover ObamaGod would not as soon be questioned and challenged on such things as George W. Bush and Dick Cheney would and that is a simple fact of modern American life. So the facts they found are quite compelling. The ones in Syria and unfortunately, the ones here as well.

H.E. Bashar Ja’afari, Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic
Alfred Marder, President of the US Peace Council
Mary Compton, Member of the Executive Board of the US Peace Council
Henry Lowendorf, Member of the Executive Board of the US Peace Council, Head of the Syria Delegation
Joe Jamison, Member of the Executive Board of the US Peace Council, Member of the Syria Delegation
Madelyn Hoffman, Executive Director of New Jersey Peace Action, Member of the Syria Delegation
Donna Nassor, Professor and Lawyer also part of US Peace Council

A member of Iraq Veterans Against the War attending the Syrian trip but did not attend this press conference. Vanessa Beeley of The Wall Will Fall also attended the Syrian trip and before this press conference, returned to Syria to continue her journalism there. Her Facebook page has since been shut down by Facebook more than likely.

As you can see from the attendance of this presser, not many showed up to hear what they had learned.

As Warmongers Become Absolutely Desperate About Syria, Will They Stage a Major Event While the US is Distracted by Presidential Debate?

by Scott Creighton

While the people of the country are duly distracted by the WWE-styled event known as “Election 2016”, the situation at the United Nations is unraveling at record speed for Obama’s 5-year-old Syrian Regime Change Operation to the point where our representative in that institution is starting to act like a spoiled 13-year-old debutante who didn’t get the Ferrari cake she wanted for her coming out party.

In sharp contrast to Samantha Power’s petty toddler trick, Russian diplomats spoke truth to power that day telling the Security Council and the world that the problems in Syria stem from the US’s plan to remake the Middle East (or Condi Rice’s “New Middle East” plan as I have often described it)

Given that, it’s no wonder Samantha Power decided to respond the way she did.

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Samantha Power at UNSC emergency meeting she and the Brits called for

British, French and US representatives demanded an emergency UN Security Council meeting this weekend in response to a new wave of attacks from Syrian and Russian forces against their “moderate” terrorist proxy armies which are surrounding eastern Aleppo and starving and shelling the people in an effort to secure the city for themselves. The uptick in Syrian and Russian aggression against our proxy “freedom fighters” is in direct response to the US, British, Danish and Australian forces targeting Syrian troops last weekend in support of “ISIS” at Deir ez-Zor.

“Britain, France and the United States have requested an urgent UN Security Council meeting on the escalating campaign in Syria’s second city of Aleppo, diplomats said Saturday.AFP, Aug. 25

It should be noted that Syrian intelligence is now reporting they have audio recordings of “ISIS” fighters in Deir ez-Zor communicating with US coalition forces just before the “accidental” attack on Syrian troops. If that is true, the recordings have yet to be disclosed but the threat that they might be is certainly something that would send US interests into a panicked conniption since not only does the regime change operation in Syria depend on the “ISIS” boogeyman myth, but so does the bulk of our “Long War”, our “Hundred Years War” on global terrorism which started in the Bush administration and dutifully continued under Obama’s “CHANGE” regime. I wonder why that is.

National Museum Of African American History And Culture Opens In Washington, D.C.

Oh. Yeah. There is that.

The emergency session was called for by the Brits, the French and the US because they understand their terrorists are getting slaughtered in Aleppo which is a direct result of the collapse of the cease-fire agreement which the Syrians and the Russians desperately wanted to keep in place because according to the letter of the agreement, if it lasted 9 days, the US would have to hand over to those countries all their info on “ISIS” in Syria, something the Pentagon desperately did not wish to do. So after the attack on Syrian troops a week ago Saturday and the “moderates” bombing the UN aid convoy last Monday, the cease-fire deal was dead and the Syrians and Russians took off the kid gloves once again.

The results have been catastrophic for the CIA’s “moderates” (see this, this, this, and this) and our war planners in Syria certainly understood this to be a potential result of attacking Syrian troops and having our terrorists bomb the aid convoy long before those things happened, but it was apparently a necessary evil since they had to make sure the cease-fire deal was broken before having to hand over “ISIS” info to the Syrians and Russians (I’m confused. I thought we were at war with “ISIS”? Why not just give them that info anyway? Hmmmm?)

It’s been so bad for our Takfari contractors in the area, warmonger Lindsey Graham took the opportunity last week to practically demand bombing campaigns on Syrian and Russian planes from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense in a Senate hearing. The chairman said such an act would certainly provoke World War III and that kind of decision was a bit above his pay grade.

On Morning Joe, they too seemed determined to start bombing Assad’s forces and shooting their planes out of the sky before they can continue bombing the CIA’s terrorists into oblivion.

In short, the entire spectrum of warmongering regime change apologists for the New World Order (starting with Condi Rice’s “New Middle East”) have been reduced to a panicked gaggle of babbling Dr. Strangeloves as they seek to come up with any justification at all to continue to wreak havoc on the people of Syria in the name of “humanitarian concerns” on behalf of our “national interests”

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Trump Surges Again Before Debate, Tied With Hillary in Cooked +10 Democrat Poll

from Sputnik International

The latest Washington Post-ABC Poll oversamples Democratic voters at an unprecedented clip, but even so it shows the two candidates in a virtual tie heading into Monday’s make-or-break debate.

Republican nominee Donald Trump received positive news on Sunday morning with the release of a new major poll showing that he had regained momentum that was lost after nearly two weeks of blistering attacks associating the candidate with racist groups, a Clinton campaign charm offensive led by the nation’s top Hollywood celebrities branding the bombastic billionaire a threat to the country, and fear mongering about the real estate tycoon’s alleged Russian ties.

The new poll shows that among likely voters in a four way race, 46% of voters favor Clinton, 44% prefer Trump while third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein saw a collapse in their support levels making up only 6% of the vote share while another 4% of voters remain undecided.

The poll comes with a major caveat which is that it oversamples Democrats at a proportion not yet seen during this election cycle with Republicans making up only 23% of the sample, Independents 36% and Democrats 33%, respectively.

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I Was RFK’s Speechwriter. Now I’m Voting for Trump. Here’s Why.

(Trump gets RFK’s speechwriter, Hillary gets another republican-backing newspaper, more neocons, a KKK Grand Wizard and the cast of West Wing (pretend liberals). Yeah, that sounds about right.)

by Adam Walinsky, from Politico

The Democratic Party has become something both JFK and RFK would deplore—the party of war.

I was a Democrat all my life. I came to Washington to serve President John Kennedy and Attorney General Robert Kennedy. When the president was murdered and his brother struck off on his own, I joined his Senate campaign and staff as his legislative assistant and speechwriter, until his presidential campaign ended with his own assassination. I ran on a (losing) Democratic ticket in the New York state elections of 1970. When I was working to enact my own program of police reform in the 1980s and 1990s, then-Governor Bill Clinton was chairman of my National Committee for the Police Corps.

This year, I will vote to elect Donald Trump as president of the United States.

So profound a change, and a decent respect for old friendships, requires me to deliver a public accounting for this decision.

Here it is. John and Robert Kennedy devoted their greatest commitments and energies to the prevention of war and the preservation of peace. To them that was not an abstract formula but the necessary foundation of human life. But today’s Democrats have become the Party of War: a home for arms merchants, mercenaries, academic war planners, lobbyists for every foreign intervention, promoters of color revolutions, failed generals, exploiters of the natural resources of corrupt governments. We have American military bases in 80 countries, and there are now American military personnel on the ground in about 130 countries, a remarkable achievement since there are only 192 recognized countries. Generals and admirals announce our national policies. Theater commanders are our principal ambassadors. Our first answer to trouble or opposition of any kind seems always to be a military movement or action.

Nor has the Democratic Party candidate for president this year, Hillary Clinton, sought peace. Instead she has pushed America into successive invasions, successive efforts at “regime change.” She has sought to prevent Americans from seeking friendship or cooperation with President Vladimir Putin of Russia by characterizing him as “another Hitler.” She proclaims herself ready to invade Syria immediately after taking the oath of office. Her shadow War Cabinet brims with the architects of war and disaster for the past decades, the neocons who led us to our present pass, in Iraq, in Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Yemen, in Ukraine, unrepentant of all past errors, ready to resume it all with fresh trillions and fresh blood. And the Democrats she leads seem intent on worsening relations with Russia, for example by sending American warships into the Black Sea, or by introducing nuclear weapons ever closer to Russia itself.

… But within a year thereafter, deeply affected by the barely-averted catastrophe, President Kennedy had forged a close working relationship with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, spoke all over the country to promote peace policies, and delivered his historic American University speech of 1963. Our “strategy of peace,” he said, was “not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war.” Rather it must be founded on negotiation, cooperation in areas of mutual interest, and recognition that “our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.” As to our great adversary the Soviet Union, he said, “we must reexamine our own attitude—as individuals and as a nation—for our attitude is as essential as theirs.”

Six months later he was dead;

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Most Hillary Clinton Emails Won’t Be Released Until After Election

from Reuters

Most of the emails the FBI recovered during its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system while secretary of state will not be made available until after the Nov. 8 presidential election under a timetable set by a judge on Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The judge ordered the U.S. State Department to finish processing 1,050 pages of material for release by Nov. 4, just days before Americans go to the polls, the Wall Street Journal said. The paper said that material was out of what could be as much as 10,000 pages.

Under the schedule set by the judge, there will be also be pre-election releases on Oct. 7 and Oct. 21, and the State Department will process 500 pages per month after that, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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