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‘Israeli Prime Murderer’ 'de facto Employer of US Congress'

Here are some compelling excerpts from recent articles by Robert Fantina and Norman Pollack re Netanyahu’s visit to address the US Congress.

Robert Fantina --"Palestine, Israel and the United States Congress" Read more about ‘Israeli Prime Murderer’ 'de facto Employer of US Congress'

Betraying Overachiever Obama To Put ProNazi WWIII On Resume?

Robert Parry in “Ready for Nuclear War over Ukraine?” writes:

You have a senior Ukrainian official [Deputy Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko] saying that the world should risk nuclear war over a civil conflict in Ukraine between its west, which favors closer ties to Europe, and its east, which wants to maintain its historic relationship with Russia.

Internet Censorship Will Bring Total Mental Darkness to US

Fred Reed in “Cometh the Censor” has some grave predictions about eventual and total internet censorship:

I see with no surprise that Washington is stepping up its campaign to censor the internet. It had to come, and will succeed.  It will put paid forever to America’s flirtation with freedom.

The country was never really a democracy, meaning a polity in which final power rested with the people. The voters have always been too remote from the levers of power to have much influence.

Brian Williams’ War Porn & the Bigger, More Pathetic Picture

FLASH: In 2003 NBC newsman Brian Williams was NOT in a helicopter that was fired upon by an Iraqi Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPG)!!!!

A lie that Mr. Williams has shared publicly and periodically over the last decade has been exposed.

Finally, the veteran who was on the ACTUAL attacked aircraft “had had enough” of what Christian Christensen labels “WAR PORN” in “The Shame of US Journalism Is the Destruction of Iraq, Not Fake Helicopter Stories”. The veteran called out Williams on FACEBOOK! Read more about Brian Williams’ War Porn & the Bigger, More Pathetic Picture

ISIS Like Al Qaeda Useful US Frankenstein Monster!

No one can deny or minimize the horror of the recent video released in the media showing the early January immolation of a captured Jordanian pilot by ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

I have never used the words “cognitive dissonance” so frequently before Obama’s accession to the WH, but once again, those sirens are blaring and should be for the rest of you. The corporate media drive to "war and vengeance" fever among not only our population but now many riled others is burning hotly over this as it burned after the Charlie Hebdo killings. Read more about ISIS Like Al Qaeda Useful US Frankenstein Monster!

Obama Budget 'Partisan-Gridlock' Fake-Out!

Andre Damon in “Obama’s ‘pro-middle class’ budget: Cut corporate taxes, raise military spending, slash Medicare” calls out Obama’s supposed populist, legacy-saving, proposed fiscal budget for 2016 and the NYT’s propagandizing of it as an “unfettered case for spreading the wealth.”

More Obama and corporate media bullshit. What else is new?

Damon: Read more about Obama Budget 'Partisan-Gridlock' Fake-Out!

Political Joke

So there is a screw-up with scheduling of vip guests at the White House.

President Obama learns that the new King of Saudi Arabia, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Pope Francis are all waiting to see him at the same time.

Obama turns anxiously to a senior aide. “Whom do you think I should see first?”

The aide ponders and then confidently replies: “I would see the Pope first and get that out of the way. After all, with the Pope all you have to do is kiss his ring.” Read more about Political Joke

Why Subway Shutdown on NYC Supposed Blizzard Nite?

Monday’s predicted blizzard for NYC caused me more than a little cognitive dissonance over the state/city executive decision to shut down the subway system from between 11pm and 8am. It interfered with my own transportation needs for getting to and from work so I opted to lose a night’s pay in a work situation that was thankfully reasonable enough to grant me that. (Not generous enough to compensate me for such a formidable transportation challenge, mind you.) Read more about Why Subway Shutdown on NYC Supposed Blizzard Nite?

Hedges on 'Am. Sniper': Sentimentalizing Violence & Fascism

Chris Hedges in “Killing Ragheads for Jesus: On Watching 'American Sniper'” writes:

The culture of war banishes the capacity for pity. It glorifies self-sacrifice and death. It sees pain, ritual humiliation and violence as part of an initiation into manhood. Brutal hazing, as Kyle noted in his book, was an integral part of becoming a Navy SEAL. New SEALs would be held down and choked by senior members of the platoon until they passed out.

Bow or Bobble Respectful Heads for King Who Lopped Them Off

Saudi Arabia King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz is dead. He was 90 years old. According to Bill Van Auken in "Saudi king’s death threatens to deepen US crisis in Middle East" Abdullah was “the head of one of the world’s last remaining absolute monarchies.” Van Auken also labels it a “theocratic dictatorship.”

This is a significant event in the mainstream corporate media as well as among the heads of state of the western imperialist nations. Read more about Bow or Bobble Respectful Heads for King Who Lopped Them Off

Obama’s Phony-Baloney State of the Union Speech

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Tuesday night Obama set up a 2015 agenda that Glen Ford in “State of the Union 2015: Lethal, Predatory, Delusional” asserts would have been a modest and easy win in 2009 and 2010 when the Dems dominated both houses, but hasn’t a snowball’s chance in hell with a Republican Congress.

In 2009 and 2010 Obama fed us, the citizens who put him into office, to the proverbial wolves, or as Ford lists them, “bankers, Wall Street, private insurers and Big Pharma.”

Ford: Read more about Obama’s Phony-Baloney State of the Union Speech

Not Enuf Ado About US Ignoble Ally Saudi Arabia

Christopher Brauchli in “With Friends Like These... Intolerance, Saudi-Style” chronicles some seriously unpleasant prosecutions from one of the USA’s closest allies, Saudi Arabia: Read more about Not Enuf Ado About US Ignoble Ally Saudi Arabia

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