The High-speed Train to Busan: Is South Korea Experiencing an Ideological Revolution Away from Neoliberalism?

by Scott Creighton

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There is currently a captivating story taking place in South Korea which is getting little to no attention from the main-stream media.

South Korea is one of the most highly neoliberalised nations on the planet that still operates under the pretense of democracy.

The so-called “Miracle on the Han River“, like the “Miracle of Chile“, was born in dictatorship. In May of ’61, the extremely young democratically elected government of the country was overthrown in a coup and the generals set themselves up to serve the ultra-rich corporate families of South Korea known as the chaebols. It’s a fascist relationship with the government serving the interests of a select few major multinational corporations and the super-rich families who own them.

By mid-1962 a young Lt. General Park took over as acting president and in 1963 he was “elected” for the first time. According to the constitution at the time, he would allowed to serve only two 8-year terms in office. He was assassinated along with several other leading members of his dictatorship in 1979 by the KCIA (yes, same thing just with the word “Korean” added to it)

Lt. General Park was Park Chung-hee and he had been a highly decorated general in the employ of the former dictator who had been overthrown in South Korea in Aug. of 1960. He had also been trained in Fort Sill in the United States in the late 50s.

Ironically, it was Park himself who created the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA) and used them to suppress dissent in the country for nearly two decades. Torture, curfews, spying… it was all necessary for Park to keep control of the citizenry as they unleashed the markets upon the people of South Korea.

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Trump Recruits Another Goldman Sachs Bankster

from Another Day in the Empire

Donald Trump has announced another Goldman Sachs insider will join his administration.

Anthony Scaramucci, also know as “The Mooch,” will serve as Donald Trump’s liaison to the financial class. The former hedge fund ringmaster will likely occupy Valerie Jarrett’s Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs.

Steve Bannon, Steven Mnuchin (who will head up the Treasury), Gary Cohn, and Jay Clayton worked for Goldman Sachs.

How is the anti-establishment establishment supposed to fulfill its promise to restore the economy if its top people are former banksters and hedge fund managers?

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The Clinton Foundation Shuts Down Clinton Global(ist) Initiative

The Observer

The Clinton Foundation’s long list of wealthy donors and foreign government contributors during the 2016 elections provoked critics to allege conflicts of interests. Clinton partisans defended the organization’s charitable work, and dismissed claims that it served as a means for the Clintons to sell off access, market themselves on the paid speech circuit, and elevate their brand as Hillary Clinton campaigned for the presidency.

But as soon as Clinton lost the election, many of the criticisms directed toward the Clinton Foundation were reaffirmed. Foreign governments began pulling out of annual donations, signaling the organization’s clout was predicated on donor access to the Clintons, rather than its philanthropic work. In November, the Australian government confirmed it “has not renewed any of its partnerships with the scandal-plagued Clinton Foundation, effectively ending 10 years of taxpayer-funded contributions worth more than $88 million.” The government of Norway also drastically reduced their annual donations, which reached $20 million a year in 2015.

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No more power, no more money. Slush fund “charity” Clinton Global(ist) Initiative laying off employees

from Duran

The Clinton Foundation has announced that it is laying off 22 staffers on the Clinton Global Initiative. The round of layoffs is said to keep in line with earlier plans to deal with the negative effects placed on the foundation, due to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

The Clinton Foundation, in a filing with the New York Department of Labor on Thursday, said that the layoffs will take effect April 15, citing the discontinuation of the Clinton Global Initiative.

The real reason for the layoffs is simple. The Clinton Foundation has no more services to offer “donors” now that it has been locked out of government.

Since Hillary’s election loss to Trump, various state actors have cut back or completely stopped their donations towards the foundation. Australia has cut its donations to $0. Norway cut its donations by 87%.

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As the Fake Left Demands We Worship at the Alter of the CIA, Guccifer 2.0 Returns: Says CIA Intel is a “crude fake”

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Right on time. At the end of this article, see the quote from the Independent which cites yet another unnamed source who claims the British spook who fabricated the fake #TrumpPeePapers was worried a ‘cabal’ inside the FBI was protecting Trump and attacking Clinton.

Let me ask you a question. If the U.S. intelligence agencies hacked various people and institutions in order to derail the campaign of one of the candidates in a U.S. election (like they have done repeatedly in other nations) do you think they would go to any lengths in order to cast blame elsewhere? And do you think they would also try to tie that blame into another project of theirs since they have been taught since high school to never let a good manufactured crisis go to waste?

Keep that question in mind while reading the following.

The stories are so convoluted it’s hard to keep up with all the “hacks” and “leaks” and subpoenas surrounding Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential bid.

For the record while keeping in mind not ONE of the published leaked/hacked emails has been proven to be a fake or forgery. Not a single, solitary one of them…

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Kissinger’s Government – Mattis, Tillerson and Pompeo

from Aangirfan

General James Mattis says Russia is the main threat facing the USA.

Mattis calls for greater American support for European allies to counter Russia’s attempts to shatter NATO.

Mattis places Russia first among threats.

Mattis is Donald Trump’s pick to be the next U.S. defense secretary.

Until 2016, General James Mattis served alongside Henry Kissinger on the Board of Directors of Theranos…

Kissinger issued a strong recommendation of Tillerson.

ExxonMobil is the original core of the Rockefeller family wealth.

Both Tillerson and Kissinger are Trustees of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), along with Zbigniew Brzezinski and Leon Panetta…

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Israel Attacks Syria: Under Cover of Fake Golden Shower Story and Political Transition in U.S., Israel Attacks Syria to Derail Peace Process on Behalf of Terrorists

by Scott Creighton

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Israel has a habit of using various political activities in the United States as cover for their criminal acts of aggression. So conscience of their soiled reputation across the globe and worried about losing public support in the one nation dumb enough to blindly support anything they do, they always seem to strike when American citizens are preoccupied with their political battles.

  • In late December of 2008, Israel kicked off Operation Cast Lead against the people of Gaza. They were taking advantage of the transition to “CHANGE” as President Peace Prize and his neoliberal cabinet of Clinton re-treads were picking out the drapes for the White House.
  • In November of 2012, while the average US citizen was worried about re-electing the left-cover President Obama (or defeating him), Israel took advantage of the moment to launch the second major offensive against the unarmed civilians in Gaza. That was called Operation Pillar of Defense.
  • In July of 2014, our regime change assets known as “ISIS” were busy crafting various fake videos (many believed to be produced and released by pro-Israel outlet called SITE Intel Group) and flight MH17 had just been downed in Ukraine, the blame of course was focused on Russian-backed rebels in Donbass. As all of that unfolded, Israel used the opportunity to launch Operation Protective Edge against the defenseless people of Gaza once more.

With today’s news we see the Likudnik war-mongers from Tel Aviv have bookended the entire Obama presidency with brutal, illegal violence.

The reports are out everywhere in the world except here in the states. I found ONE article from the LA Times about this subject. BBC, Times of Israel, RT.. to the rest of the world its a big story, this illegal act of aggression being committed by Israel against a sovereign state on behalf of terror groups… here in the land of the Big Px? Not so much.

SANA reports:

“The air force of the Israeli enemy hit al-Mezzeh military airport west of Damascus just after midnight.

A military source told SANA that several missiles were fired from the Lake Tiberias area and landed in the surroundings of al-Mezzeh airport at 12:25 after midnight, causing a fire to erupt.

The source said the new Israeli attack came in support of the terrorist organizations “to raise their morale”. SANA

If you look at the map at the top of this article, it’s the most current break-down of strategic forces in Syria that I am aware of. You can find it here.

As you can see, the terrorist forces in the area of Damascus are in deep trouble and the cease fire agreement wont do them much good as they are surrounded by the SAA and the legitimate foreign forces inside Syria fighting to help the Syrians retake their country from the destabilization contractors we and others have hired, trained and deployed.

The current cease-fire agreement was crafted by Turkey, Iran and Russia. The U.S. had nothing to do with it.

A leader of Ahrar al-Sham, one of our terrorist destabilization teams operating in Syria and more specifically in the area around Damascus that is currently surrounded by Syrian forces, has rejected the cease-fire deal.

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