One of coup plot leaders was Clinton donor: Report

from Hurriyet Daily

One of the suspected leaders of the July 15 failed coup attempt, for whom an arrest warrant has been issued, was at the center of a group of suspicious 2014 contributions to a super political action committee (PAC) supporting Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, according to an analysis by USA TODAY.

A company created by Adil Öksüz, who is believed to have ties to U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, made a $5,000 donation to the Ready for Hillary PAC…

“A company called Harmony Enterprises gave $5,000 to the PAC on June 27, 2014, campaign finance records show. Öksüz registered Harmony in New Jersey in 2010, according to state corporate records. It is the only campaign donation the company had ever made,”…

“The company website suggests it is a paper manufacturing business, but the address listed on the corporate records is a used-car lot on a highway in Lodi, N.J…

The donation was reportedly one of a half-dozen donations made to Ready PAC that same day totaling more than $62,000 from Turkish Americans in and around Lodi…

Most of the donors reportedly have clear ties to the Gülen movement.

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Michael Parenti – The U.S. War on Yugoslavia May 16, 1999 in Seattle, WA.

Founding Director of the George W. Bush Institute Backs Hillary Clinton: Says She has the “right values” for Him

by Scott Creighton

uhhhhh… Jesus. As if we needed more proof that Hillary Clinton is the neocon candidate for 2016, here we go again:

James Glassman, who is also the founding director of the George W. Bush Institute at the former president’s library in Dallas, told MSNBC Monday evening that Clinton is “by far the superior candidate.”

“She has the experience. She’s got the character. She has the values,” Glassman said. “She is the kind of candidate I support and that, as I say, millions of republicans are supporting.” Politico

Yes. Hillary Clinton has the values to win her the support of yet another neocon from the Bush/Cheney criminal empire gang.

From 1996 to 2008, Glassman was a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C

In an interview in 2009, he put forward a case that in the long run the Iraq War will prove to have been a positive decision

The George W. Bush Institute is another neocon think-tank pushing school privatization, regime change operations , war with North Korea, tearing down the borders between the US, Canada and Mexico on behalf of Big Business… and other neoliberal ideology agendas.

Well you got to hand it to Glassman: he knows Hillary Clinton doesn’t he? She certainly shares the values of the George W. Bush Institute.

nuff said

More anti-Russian propaganda from the New York Times

by Barry grey, WSWS (art added by AE)

McCarthy era propaganda

The New York Times has been spearheading a media campaign to demonize Russian President Vladimir Putin and create an atmosphere of anti-Russian hysteria. This is in preparation for a sharp escalation of US military violence in the Middle East and stepped-up preparations for war against Moscow and Beijing.

Notice the name of the author

Using unsubstantiated assertions, political amalgams and outright lies in a manner reminiscent of McCarthyism, the Times has published virtually daily articles, editorials and columns asserting, along with Russian “aggression” in Syria and Ukraine, that the Kremlin organized the hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s computers in order to embarrass Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and tip the election in favor of Republican Donald Trump.

The claim—presented by the Clinton campaign, the Times and much of the US media as indisputable fact—is that Trump is a political ally, if not a direct agent, of Putin. This allegation has become the focus of an attack by Clinton and the Democrats on the fascistic Trump from the right. It has been used to line up former CIA officials and Republican neo-conservatives deeply implicated in the invasion of Iraq, torture and other crimes of the Bush administration, along with an expanding list of billionaire financiers and CEOs, in support of Clinton.

There are precedents for such exercises in state propaganda in the guise of journalism. They have all ended with mass killings, the toppling of governments and, in many cases, the murder of government leaders portrayed as the incarnation of evil—Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi, for example.

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Propaganda for Syrian ‘Regime Change’

by Rick Sterling, Consortium News

Neocons and Clintonites have launched a major campaign with the goal of direct U.S. military intervention and aggression against Syria, potentially leading to war with Iran and Russia.

An early indication emerged as soon as it was clear the Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic Party nominee. Following the California primary, The New York Times reported on State Department diplomats issuing an internal memo “urging the United States to carry out military strikes against the government of President Bashar al Assad.”

In early August, Dennis Ross and Andrew Tabler opined in The New York Times about “The Case for (Finally) Bombing Assad”. Dennis Ross is a favorite Clintonite. In her book Hard Choices, Clinton described how she asked Dennis Ross to come to the State Department to “work on Iran and regional issues.”

New York Times regular Nicholas Kristof made his own pitch for war against Syria. According to the self-styled humanitarian, we need “safe zones” as proposed by Clintonite Madeline Albright and retired General James Cartwright. That is risky, Kristof said, but “the risks of doing nothing in Syria are even greater.”

PBS broadcast a story titled “Repeatedly targeted by airstrikes, Syrian doctors feel abandoned.” The story features video from the “White Helmets” along with photos from the reported April bombing of Al Quds Hospital. Currently there is a huge media campaign around the situation in Aleppo. Syrian American doctor Zaher Sahloul, of the Syrian American Medical Society, has been interviewed extensively on mainstream media as well as DemocracyNow with widespread promotion in Truthout and other sites.

[read more here]

Ragin John McCain’s Regime Change NGO Kicked Out of Russia

by Scott Creighton

This is fun.

John McCain has been running a regime change NGO in Russia for some time now and it’s finally been officially told to pack it’s bags and get the hell out of Moscow.

The Russian Justice Ministry has put the International Republican Institute (IRI) chaired by US Senator John McCain and Media Development Investment Fund on the list of foreign and international nongovernmental organizations whose activity is recognized undesirable in Russia. ITAR Tass News Agency

You might recall Ragin John getting all “buddy buddy” with neo-Nazis in Ukraine prior to and during that color revolution.

Ten pictures that show Ukraine's protests are filled with toxic Neo-Nazi groups

Mr. Nazi’s political affiliations are pretty remarkable. Some of you might recall his close relationship with various Vietnamese businesses around the same time he was blocking efforts by Vietnam war vets to get the POWs returned from that hell hole.

His NGO being banned from Russia also puts him in pretty rare company.

“The Prosecutor General’s Office earlier said five foreign organizations were undesirable in Russia. The NGOs, which have been included in the list of the Justice Ministry, are the National Endowment for Democracy, the OSI Assistance Foundation, the Open Society Foundation, the U.S. Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule of Law and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.” ITAR Tass

We can expect John to go “Full McCarthy” after this development, I promise you that. That should put him right in line with Killary.

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