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Saturday, November 08, 2014

WAYNE MADSEN : The Republican Götterdämmerung

Heil Neocons; Americans once again conned into voting against their own best interests as Republicans will now go for the gutting of Social Security, Medicare, other programs they call "entitlements" - programs that U.S. workers had paid into through mandatory payroll deductions their entire working lives while being marched into WWIII    

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By Wayne Madsen
11/08/2014

The Republicans, who will soon control both houses of Congress, will seek to push the world to the brink of war. The neo-conservative war hawks who will soon take over Senate committees on foreign policy, defense, and intelligence will push for maximum confrontation with nations the neo-cons see as immortal enemies of America. In their eyes, a final showdown is nigh -- a Götterdämmerung -- arising from a certain rise in tensions between the United States and those who oppose its imperial policies. The world is about to become a very dangerous place.


The darling of the neo-cons, Arizona Senator John McCain, can be expected to assume the chairmanship of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Working with right-wing Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, who will become chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, McCain will do his best to pressure the lame duck Obama administration to provide advanced weapons to Ukraine’s fascist and Zionist-led government and increasing support to Islamic State-allied groups in ousting the Bashar al-Assad government in Syria by berating administration officials during incessant public hearings and passing resolutions in the Senate that will be tied to important budgetary legislation. 


The chairman of the Senate Defense Appropriations subcommittee will be Thad Cochran of Mississippi. Although Cochran received African-American Democratic support in his close primary race with a "Tea Party" challenger, he will quickly forget how progressives bailed him out from an all-but-certain defeat. 


Cochran adheres to all the neo-con policy points on keeping the Guantanamo Bay gulag open and in maximal U.S. support for Israel over Iran and Syria and for Ukraine over Russia.




Cuba will be in for as much criticism under Corker and his chairman of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Rubio and the outgoing Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez are both the sons of right-wing Cuban immigrants to the United States. 

The vocal Cuban minority in the United States, like the Jewish minority, have ensured that congressional committees that involve their pet causes, namely Cuba and Israel, respectively, are chaired by members of their own ethnic groups. 


As chairman of the oversight subcommittee on U.S.-Cuba policy, Rubio will be just as, if not more, hostile to Cuba’s government. Although Menendez was a Democrat, he was a fierce opponent of the Obama administration’s low-level talks with Cuba’s government. Menendez even accused Cuba of being behind a report, first published on a Republican website, which stated Menendez consorted with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. 


In fact, the Cuban government does not have to make up anything about Menendez’s lack of ethics. Menendez hails from one of the most corrupt counties – Hudson County – in one of the most corrupt states in the United States -- New Jersey.

The defeat of former Florida Governor Charlie Crist by incumbent Republican Rick Scott will embolden the anti-Cuba lobby. Crist, unlike Scott and Rubio, favored opening up trade and communications links between Florida and Cuba. 


Control of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East and South and Central Asian Affairs may go to Senator Jim Risch from the extremely conservative state of Idaho. 

His political campaign coffers can be expected to swell with out-of-state money from Jewish contributors from New York City, Los Angeles, and south Florida. 

There will be intense jockeying for this chairmanship considering the Jewish donor money that goes along with it.


North Carolina Senator Richard Burr, a puppet of the U.S. intelligence community, will become chairman of the Intelligence Committee. 


Behind closed doors in classified hearings, Burr and his fellow Republicans will pressure the Central Intelligence Agency to increase clandestine actions targeting the governments of Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Russia, Iran, Yemen, Zimbabwe, and any other government that has challenged Washington’s imperial desires. 


It can be expected that Corker and his committee will call for more punitive sanctions against Russia and countries like Hungary and possibly even Austria, which support it. The Intelligence Committee will also conveniently forget that the CIA spied on it with human and cyber agents in violation of the Constitution. The National Security Agency and its allied FIVE EYES signals intelligence agencies around the world will breathe easier after one of its harshest critics, Democratic Senator Mark Udall of Colorado, went down to defeat. 


Rabid traitor McCain will march America into WWIII
Perhaps already anticipating pressure from McCain and other pro-Israeli Republican neo-cons, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey, only days after the Republican electoral victory, told the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs that he thought that "Israel went to extraordinary lengths to limit collateral damage and civilian casualties" in Gaza. Dempsey’s opinion was in marked contrast to previous statements in which he said the U.S. must not fight Assad in Syria while also battling the Islamic State.


McCain has called Dempsey’s public affairs spokesman at the Pentagon, Rear Admiral John Kirby, an "idiot." The former prisoner-of-war in Vietnam, who allegedly gave his North Vietnamese captors six months of future U.S. naval bombardment schedules, has been a vocal critic of Dempsey and his boss, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.


GOP will kill Social Security, making millions homeless
Although Hagel supported McCain’s run for the presidency in 2000 and was his friend, the two Vietnam War veterans have had a bitter falling out. Dempsey’s recent comments about Israel’s attack on Gaza is obviously intended to ingratiate himself with McCain and his partner, South Carolina’s Senator Lindsey Graham, who is slated to become chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations.


Graham will be sure to place procedural roadblocks on any of Obama’s ambassadorial nominations that do not pass muster with the neo-con policy laundries in Washington.




These policy "boiler shops" include the American Enterprise Institute, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the Heritage Foundation, the Hudson Institute, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

The first volleys in the upcoming skirmishes by congressional Republicans to push for U.S. military action in the Middle East came after it was revealed that President Obama sent a letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in October urging U.S.-Iranian cooperation in battling the forces of the Islamic State. The Obama policy was immediately condemned by congressional Republicans after details of the letter were leaked by an administration source to the neo-con propaganda daily, The Wall Street Journal.




While in Tehran in late September, this reporter urged Iranian officials close to Khamenei to respond favorably to White House entreaties over jointly combating the Islamic State. However, any rapprochement between Washington and Tehran is anathema to the Israelis and their neo-con supporters in the United States, as well as to the Saudis, Turks, and Qataris, who, like Israel, support the Islamic State financially, militarily, or logistically.



Americans have voted to install a war party in control of the legislative branch of their government. They will have war unless the generally anti-neocon Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky can prevail on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to reign in the neocons. Paul came to McConnell's assistance during his primary challenge by a Tea Party candidate and McConnell owes Paul a huge political debt. However, as Paul ratchets up his 2016 presidential campaign, there is every likelihood that the junior senator from Kentucky will start to waddle and quack like a "neocon-lite" duck.

In that event, a multi-front war is inevitable.




Wayne Madsen

Wayne Madsen
Investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist, Madsen has over twenty years experience in security issues. 

As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy. Madsen has been a frequent political and national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC and MS-NBC. He has been invited to testify as a witness before the US House of Representatives, the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and an terrorism investigation panel of the French government. A member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the National Press Club, Madsen is based and reports from Washington, D.C.

Fraud "Peace Envoy" Tony Blair Enables Israeli Raids In The West Bank

GQ Magazine exposed as Zionist mouthpiece; Blair, Bush will eventually be tried as war criminals regardless of MSM attempts to sanitise them in order to save themselves after a decade of shilling for illegal, immoral U.S./UK wars    

GLOBAL RESEARCH
By David Cronin
11/07/2014

Words can lose their meaning when Tony Blair speaks.


War criminal Bush awards Blair bogus "Peace Medal"
Collecting his “philanthropist of the year” award from GQ magazine, Blair recently said he could feel the “pulse of progress beating a little harder.”

Judging by the pronouncements he has made as a Middle East “peace envoy,” Blair’s definition of “progress” appears different from the standard one.

In 2010, Blair hailed a tiny easing of Israel’s siege on Gaza as a “significant change.”


The following year he praised Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian dictator who facilitated that siege, as a “force for good.”


Blair with fellow war criminal, drooling U.S. traitor John Kerry
And earlier this month, Blair claimed that John Kerry was “absolutely tireless” in his efforts to promote peace, conveniently forgetting that the US secretary of state had publicly endorsed Israel’s attack on Gaza during the summer.




Lobbying Israel?

Those attempts to pervert language are more brazen than one I found on the website run by Blair’s office in Jerusalem.

A “rule of law program” involving the Blair team aims to help the Palestinian Authority (PA) “expand the scope of its legal and security footprint” in the occupied West Bank


Blair  converts to Catholicism in aborted attempt to sanitise himself

In order to achieve that goal, the team is “lobbying” Israel to “reduce military incursions” into the towns and cities where most Palestinians in the West Bank live.

Collectively known as Area A, these towns and cities are theoretically controlled by the PA from a “security” perspective.


Blair and his team are also pressing Israel to “allow for the expansion of PA legal and security infrastructure” into Area B, which is under Israeli military control. And they want Israel to let the PA use roads — “transportation networks” as they call them — reserved for the exclusive use of Jews in Area C, the 60 percent of the West Bank that includes Israel’s settlements.


Despite the jargon, there is something instructive about the choice of words here. By pushing for Israel to “reduce military incursions,” Blair’s team appears to be implying that Israel has a legitimate right to undertake some military activities on Palestinian land.




I contacted Blair’s office, seeking clarification. A spokesperson replied that Blair’s team operates “under a technical mandate” stemming from the Oslo accords. Part of the “mandate” covers security coordination, yet “beyond that, we do not comment on the legitimacy of certain actions,” the spokesperson added.

That refusal to comment amounts to acquiescence. Tony Blair and his team accept that Israel may attack the main Palestinian towns and cities. They would just prefer it if Israel did not do so too often.

Bias

Elsewhere in the West Bank, Blair is asking Israel to throw a few crumbs of charity to the Palestinians. If Israel allows a few Palestinian police stations to open and a few Palestinian squad cars to drive on its apartheid roads, then Blair can rest assured that the pulse of progress is beating a little faster.


Both Bush and Blair believe they have escaped justice
Blair’s bias can also be detected in the latest annual report from his office. In his preface, Blair notes that “the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers and an extensive Israeli army operation in the West Bank” this summer. The bureaucrats for whom Blair’s summary was intended would have to consult other sources to be reminded of what the “extensive” operation entailed. Blair made no reference to how Israel killed 45 Palestinians — among them nine children — in the West Bank between January and mid-September.


Furthermore, Blair didn’t deem it noteworthy that Benjamin Netanyahu’s government used the murder of the Israeli teenagers as a pretext for a wave of collective punishment against Palestinians. 

More than 2,350 Palestinians were arrested in the West Bank between June and September; hundreds of them were held without charge or trial — administrative detention in Israel’s parlance.


Blair with fellow war criminal, mass-murdering nutcase Netanyahu

Blair was similarly blasé about the massacres Israel carried out in Gaza in July and August. 

His report merely referred to a “conflict” that “resulted in widespread fear, destruction and loss of life.”

Make Him Pay

I find it hard to believe that Blair is “lobbying” Israel in any real sense. That is because Blair has long been part of a lobby that supports Israel, rather than pressing for an end to its criminal behaviour.


Blair kissing arse on Shimon Perez

As a newly-elected member of Parliament in 1983, Blair joined Labour Friends of Israel, a Zionist group within his political party.

He has professed his love for Israel ever since then. Last year, he called Shimon Peres— a fellow war criminal who approved an infamous attack on a UN shelter in Lebanon— one of Israel’s “great thinkers.”


Tony Blair’s office is funded by three main donors. Between 2007 and 2013, the US provided it with $13.5 million. The European Commission was in second place with almost $10 million; Norway third with $3.7 million.

Blair isn’t paid for his job as “peace envoy” — his formal title is “quartet representative” as he belongs to a club comprising of the US, the European Union, the UN and Russia

Yet he does have his meals and accommodation covered.


For much of that period, Blair stayed in the American Colony, a luxurious hotel in occupied East Jerusalem.


Like many others, I find it obscene that a man who helped launch the invasion of Iraqmasquerades as a peace envoy. Even if Blair isn’t drawing a salary for that work, it is unacceptable that he can still dine at the taxpayer’s expense.

I agree fully with the campaign to have Blair sacked as “peace envoy” — indeed, I have gone further and tried to arrest him for war crimes. 


Once he is sacked, he should be required to reimburse us for every cent that was spent on his food and lodging.

If that happens, then the pulse of progress will genuinely beat a little faster.



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FBI Admits Agent Impersonated AP Reporter

Ripping a page out of CIA playbook FBI puts legitimate reporters at risk worldwide for retribution    
AP VIA DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND
By Chris Grygiel
11/07/2014

SEATTLE (AP) — 

FBI Director James Comey says an agent impersonated an Associated Press reporter during a 2007 criminal investigation, a ruse the news organization says could undermine its credibility.


Legitimate journalists now at further risk thanks to FBI scum
In a letter Thursday to The New York Times, Comey said the agent "portrayed himself as an employee of The Associated Press" to help catch a 15-year-old suspect accused of making bomb threats at a high school near Olympia, Washington. It was publicized last week that the FBI forged an AP story during its investigation, but Comey's letter revealed the agency went further and had an agent actually pretend to be a reporter for the wire service.


Comey said the agent posing as an AP reporter asked the suspect to review a fake AP article about threats and cyberattacks directed at the school, "to be sure that the anonymous suspect was portrayed fairly."


CIA Al Jazeera's Sue Turton convicted of spying
The bogus article contained a software tool that could verify Internet addresses. The suspect clicked on a link, revealing his computer's location and Internet address, which helped agents confirm his identity.

"That technique was proper and appropriate under Justice Department and FBI guidelines at the time. Today, the use of such an unusual technique would probably require higher-level approvals than in 2007, but it would still be lawful and, in a rare case, appropriate," Comey wrote.


Kathleen Carroll, executive editor of the AP, said the FBI's actions were "unacceptable."

"This latest revelation of how the FBI misappropriated the trusted name of The Associated Press doubles our concern and outrage, expressed earlier to Attorney General Eric Holder, about how the agency's unacceptable tactics undermine AP and the vital distinction between the government and the press," Carroll said in a statement.

In a letter to the Justice Department last week, the AP requested Holder's word that the DOJ would never again misrepresent itself as the AP and asked for policies to ensure the DOJ does not further impersonate news organisations.


Legitimate foreign reporters already at risk thanks to CIA 
In a letter Thursday to Comey and Holder, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press asked the agency for full disclosure about the incident.

"The utilization of news media as a cover for delivery of electronic surveillance software is unacceptable," the letter said. "This practice endangers the media's credibility and creates the appearance that it is not independent of the government. It undermines media organizations' ability to independently report on law enforcement."


In his letter to The New York Times, Comey said all undercover operations involve deception, "which has long been a critical tool in fighting crime."



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ANDREW KREIG: EXPERTS REJECT FIRE AS CAUSE FOR 9/11 WTC COLLAPSES

The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-freefall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

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The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

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Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.

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By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...

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THE 5TH ESTATE UNEQUIVOCALLY WARNS THE PUBLIC NOT TO TAKE OR GIVE THIS PROVEN DANGEROUS, INEFFECTIVE DRUG TO ANYONE

Obama criminals now resulting to biowarfare in quest to destroy Chinese and ASEAN economy; "novel virus substrain" points directly to a Kawaoka / Fouchier / Ernala-Ginting Kobe lab virus weaponized and genetically altered to specifically target and infect the Asian population: Ribavirin...

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The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .

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By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.

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