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Patrick Cockburn in “Cracks in the House of Saud” discusses President Obama’s visit to King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia last week. It was Obama’s first visit there in over five years reveals Cockburn.

Cockburn explores the present relationship troubles between the two regimes. He writes: Read below the fold...

‘Always Look on the Bright Side of War’ Part 2 of 2

['Always Look on the Bright Side of War' Part 1 of 2]

The illegitimate coup in Ukraine has triggered a dangerous international situation according to Michel Chossudovsky in “The Neoliberal Neo-Nazi Coup in Ukraine. The World is at a Dangerous Crossroads”: Read below the fold...

‘Always Look on the Bright Side of War’ Part 1 of 2

I have spent the last week chewing on my fist, reading dozens of impassioned articles on alternative cyber media at the same time listening to contradictory and relentless government propaganda-laced (-saturated) mainstream media about the Ukraine situation.

I am trying to cope with my personal shock and awe. Read below the fold...

The Plight of the Ukrainian People

According to Julie Hyland in “What the Western-backed regime is planning for Ukrainian workers” the new regime which came to power in the guise of a “democratic revolution” is made up of “former bankers, fascists and oligarchs” and is preparing “draconian austerity measures” for the Ukrainian people. Read below the fold...

CIA Criminality Grounds for Impeachment

It comes as no surprise to at least some citizens that the CIA is an intelligence agency that operates outside US law and defies congressional oversight. Interestingly this week, one of its strongest and most consistent apologists, Senator Dianne Feinstein, has outrightly charged the CIA with perpetrating criminal behaviors.

Joseph Kishore and Barry Grey in “high crimes and misdemeanors” write: Read below the fold...

Ukraine Regime Change-Faster Than A Speeding (Sniper) Bullet

What constitutes commitment of a citizen to a nation? Let’s say this particular United States nation.

Blind or myopic or passionate loyalty? Indifference to, numbness of or a profound lack of curiosity in whatever is going on with our tax dollars in the powerful hands of our elected representatives and their networks? Read below the fold...

Obama/Media Ukraine Propaganda War--Lying Akin to WMD Whopper

Glen Ford in “Hillary and Other Assorted Barbarians at Russia’s Gate”: Read below the fold...

Ends-Justify-Means, Craven US Strategy re Russia & Syria

I knew Obama was not sincere in any humanitarian intentions in Syria.

I knew Obama would not work with Russia to bring peace to Syria. Instead the Obama administration is doing all it can to demonize Russia re the Ukraine situation and re Sochi Olympics and the gay issue. The corporate media, of course, is obliging. Doing all it can also to discredit Russia.

Thierry Meyssan in “After Yugoslavia, Ukraine?” writes: Read below the fold...

Obama, the Liar, Spins the SOTU

I didn’t watch Obama’s State of the Union address on television tonight. My stomach was not strong enough. (Reminiscent of how Bush’s TV appearances also induced nausea in me.)

Just a little while ago I abandoned the balance of my cappuccino in an upper East Side diner because Obama’s voice from a wall TV screen in the back ambushed me. The manager/owner hustled over to the front cash register to process my check.

“I came out tonight to ESCAPE Obama!” I scolded

He wagged a finger in my face angrily. “Hey, I’m just watching to see his nose grow!” Read below the fold...

Obama Re-Frames Paul Revere as 'NSA Poster Boy'

I’m thinking whistleblower Edward Snowden far better fits the profile of a latter day Paul Revere than Obama’s nomination of the fourth-amendment-eliminating NSA. Read below the fold...

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The TPP: A Dangerous Proposal Whose Time Has Gone

A recent, very good post at Naked Capitalism by Clive, suggests:

. . . Dear readers, you may think that writing to your elected representative, commenting negatively on articles you read in the mainstream media about the TPP and generally kicking up a bit of a fuss, making some noise, is a waste of effort. That is not so. The world does watch what goes on in the US. If popular sentiment is against something, the US government has a much harder job of convincing foreigners that it’s just them being awkward and reactionary and not getting the big, progressive, reform-minded, modernising picture.

I agree that this is a good proposal for one way the American public could register its objections to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with foreign leaders. But, I think that such letters ought also to point out that even if the TPP were railroaded successfully in the next few months, then it is unlikely to stick. After all, it is only a Treaty. Wouldn’t an electoral victory here by a movement dedicated to overturning corporate control of the political system, result in withdrawal from the TPP before any concrete legislation likely to conflict with it was passed by Congress? Read below the fold...

Christie’s Dangerous ‘Demagogic Pugnacity’

Fred Mazelis in “New Jersey governor faces deepening crisis over bridge scandal” writes: Read below the fold...

Whitewash Continues of NSA Criminality

I caught some of Lawrence O’Donnell’s show yesterday in which O’Donnell glibly shilled for the Obama administration against the findings of federal Judge Leon. O’Donnell also handily soft-balled questions to one of Obama’s NSA reform panelists in which the two found common cause in lauding the Obama administration for its “lesser evil” spy program. Do they not recall it took Edward Snowden to expose it???? Read below the fold...

Libby's Stew: Snowden, 60 Minutes, Judge Leon, Mandela

In an open letter to the people of Brazil entitled: "NSA Surveillance Is About Power, Not 'Safety'” Edward Snowden writes: Read below the fold...

Say-Anything Obama’s Pretend NSA Reform

So Manning sacrificed so much to bring to the proverbial “bewildered herd” of us American citizens abundant evidence of war criminality. What happened? US war criminality gallops on. After all, we live under the supposedly” lesser evil” Dem Obama’s administration where he enjoys some kind of blank check to perpetrate evil and be celebrated for his governance's not being as bad as Bush’s or McCain’s or Hitler’s or fill in a name would be.

Right! Read below the fold...

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