Of Billionaires, Globalists and Generals: President Trump’s “Miracle of Chile” Cabinet Takes Shape

by Scott Creighton

On June the second, 2009, a few months after President Barack Obama took office, I published my article Barack Obama is Not “the greatest man of our generation” : The Miracle of Chile comes to America. In that very personal essay I explained to a former college professor of mine (a man I have always had great respect for) that Barack Obama was not “the greatest man of our generation” and in fact he would end up being one of the most disastrous fake-left presidents we have ever had.

The article focused on how, rather than moving the country decidedly to the left as he promised in his “CHANGE” campaign, Obama was going to continue pursuing the reactionary neoliberalization of this country just as George W. Bush did and just as Bill Clinton did before him.

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Ajamu Baraka, Jill Stein’s Former Running Mate, Opposes Her Recount Effort

by Scott Creighton

Some folks out there are still having a hard time admitting Jill Stein’s recount effort was done for nefarious purposes and has done far more harm to the election integrity movement than good. Far more harm. I am speaking specifically of Debbie at the “Sane” Progressive who posted a Youtube video yesterday literally screeching and waving her hands around like a maniac over how she is tired of doing all she can to “educate” her viewers while they dare to disagree with her (sometimes viciously) about this Stein recount debacle. I posted a comment on that video, the first one actually, letting her know it wasn’t a good idea to assume she is “educating” her viewers and suggesting she might want to take a deep breath and consider the fact that she might have been wrong about this one especially the Green Party leaders posted an open letter denouncing the Stein recount effort as being “undemocratic” and counterproductive to their efforts and since it appears to many that Stein is doing it to benefit one of the corporate parties of America, the Democrats. I then provided a link to that letter in another comment just afterwards when I was asked to by another commenter.

After several others posted similar comments she has now set that rant video to private. It’s a shame. I thought it was funny.

Following up on the Green Party’s letter trying to distance themselves from Jill Stein’s “the Russians did it” recount measure, her former Vice Presidential running mate, Ajamu Baraka, has done the same.

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Obama extends global reach of US Special Operations death squads

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I made this years ago. Prescient?

(As coincidence would have it, the day after ObamaGod authorizes global death squad rights for President Tiny Hands to enjoy, some general JUST HAPPENS to “find” a Big Book of “ISIS” plots and plans in Syria. Like an assassination target catalogue of some kind. What a damned coincidence, huh? Kill anybody, anywhere at any time in the name of our “national interests” and all you have to do is pull up the catalogue and say “See? It’s right there. Page 81b” and you’re fine.)

from the WSWS

In major actions reported only briefly by the establishment press, President Obama has given vast new scope to the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), authorizing it to carry out assassinations across the globe.

The units of JSOC have long been employed by the chiefs of the six major regional military commands, such as Centcom, which covers the Middle East and Central Asia, to conduct counter-terrorism operations. One such unit, Seal Team Six, carried out the assassination of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in May 2011.

Obama has approved a proposal to give JSOC independent authority to operate outside the regional commands, essentially as a globalized assassination force. JSOC units will bypass the regional commanders and report directly to Special Operations Command (SOCOM) in the Pentagon.

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Green Party U.S. Publishes Letter Denouncing Jill Stein’s Recount Effort

by Scott Creighton

On the 28th, on the (Margaret) Flowers for Senate website, the Green Party U.S. has published a statement about the Jill Stein recount effort taking place right now. The letter, signed by both co-chairs of Green Party U.S. and other prominent Green Party Members (Chris Hedges, Cynthia McKinney, Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers and others) as well as hundreds of rank and file Green Party members, clearly states the Green Party does not support her efforts while they do support legitimate actions to defend voters rights and to fight against election rigging, voter disenfranchisement and voter suppression.

They lay out several reasons for their not supporting this effort which include the undemocratic way Stein went about undertaking this project, the fact that it doesn’t address real election rigging techniques they have seen used (all it focuses on is the “Russians did it” BS) and the appearance of it being done to benefit Hillary Clinton.

The letter and some signatures are republished below the fold. You can go to the original here.

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UPDATES on Jill Stein’s Flailing Recount Efforts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: see update at end of article

Here are a few updates on the process:

Jill Stein went on CNN last night and spoke with CIA Mockingbird Anderson Cooper about this process. He asked her specifically why she was doing this when no one, not even J. Alex Halderman (who’s essay made up the entirety of Jill’s Wisconsin petition) said they had seen any evidence of election rigging in any of these three states. Jill said again it was all about “reassuring the voters”. She was then asked “why these three states that would flip the election results” and Stein answered saying something about there having been “irregularities” noted about them and quickly changed the subject back to “reinforcing voter confidence in the election process”. Interestingly, Cooper asked her about the money being collected and how it would be used specifically and she said that neither the Green Party or herself were in control of the money and it would be used for these effort, which begs the question that Anderson failed too ask “If you and the Green Party aren’t in control of how this money is used, who is?”. Jill Stein never offered that information.

Jill Stein has hired the former head of the Michigan Democratic Party, Mark Brewer, to head up her legal team. Brewer is still a member of the national DNC. His wife, Julianna Smoot, “is a former White House social secretary who most recently served as deputy manager for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign

– Jill Stein has hired another long time Democrat Party insider, Lawrence Otter to help with her recount efforts in Pennsylvania. As it just so happens, I found this picture of Lawrence Otter’s daughter hanging out with… Hillary Clinton… on his Facebook page.

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Bana of Aleppo: the Story So Far

(I would add the Malala story, Bring Back Our Girls and “incubator babies” to her list of manufactured little girl heroes stories)

by Barbara McKenzie (H/T Moon of Alabama blog)

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First there was the Gay Girl of Damascus, back in 2011, and now we have @AlabedBana tweeting from Aleppo.

The Bana story all began in September of 2016 when 7 year old Bana began to tweet from eastern Aleppo to share with the world her anxiety about living in a war-torn city. It is perhaps a sad reflection of the world we live in that her arrival on the social media scene provoked a certain amount of scepticism, hilarity even. It seems only fair to endeavour to consider the Bana case objectively.

Bana, as we are told, lives with her parents and two brothers in Aleppo. Her mother Fatemah is a teacher who ‘manages Bana’s twitter account’ and occasionally tweets herself, and her father Ghassan works in the ‘legal department of the local council’, whatever that means – the area is totally controlled by al Nusra who have set up their own council:

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Bana’s sole purpose in tweeting is to tell us about the bombing of Aleppo by Putin and Assad, and to ask us to do something about it (Bana herself has lost one or two friends to the bombing, though we never learn their names).

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