U.S. troops fought the 2nd Iraq War-4-Israel from March 20th, 2003 until December 18, 2011 - that's 8 years, 8 months and 28 days - the 3rd-longest war in U.S. history. The main reason the war lasted so long was because two months after the initial invasion, the Bush Administration did the dumbest thing imaginable, and exactly what the neocon/Likuds wanted and the Iraq War was designed to do. Donald Rumsfeld (L'il Bushie "can't remember" if he 'decided' this or not) ordered Paul Bremer to disband the Iraqi Army on May 16, 2003, which put 250,000 young Iraqi men out of a job, out on the streets, angry, and armed, and bent on creating the violent chaos to come. This was the birth of the "Islamic State", ISIS, ISIL, Khourasan or whatever-the-fuck NY Times focus-groups have decided to call the Ba'athist/Sunni strike force, this month, that has roamed and plundered ever since, balkanizing the Middle East and pitting Arab-against-Arab which was exactly what the Oded Yinon Plan required. None of this has anything to do with the security and benefit of Americans in the United States. These are all wars for the expansion of Greater Israel. American taxpayers spent over a TRILLION dollars training a, mostly Shiite, Iraqi Army to confront ISIS and keep the peace. It has been a complete and epic failure. So now what? More TRAINING.
This is Matthias Müller, CEO of Volkswagen - a company that has admitted it cheated its customers, and Americans who breathe, by rigging the software in its vehicles to pollute less during emissions tests and more during regular driving so VW could claim high mileage ratings. The executives like Matthias did this solely so they could increase sales, PROFITZ! and, most importantly, their own, personal BONUSES! These executive decision-makers were caught, red-handed, cheating and breaking laws but now they don't want to pay for these crimes and want mercy, because? Jobs.
This is Ed Feulner, President Emeritus of the Heritage Foundation, a right-wing, corporate-welfare stink-tank that provides most of the base lies and material for the FoxyNews. If you want to save time, just skip watching FoxyNews and read Ed's "Daily Signal" and you'll know everything Bill-O, Hanratty and Murdoch's whole stable of dingbats are going to blather on about all day. Then you'll have plenty of time to go hang around Planned Parenthood clinics and ogle the sluts walking in & out - and you can slut-shame 'em, good & LOUD, about their sexytime and abortions. Fun! Here's a perfect example of how Ed's propagandists blur two unrelated issues together, gay marriage and abortion, to get your white-privileged, patriarchal, misogynistic hormones in an uproar, Daddy.
Jon Stewart didn't call the FoxyNews "Bullshit Mountain" for nothing. This is Wayne Simmons, a frequent FoxyNews contributor since 2002 who the Foxies continually claimed was a "Former CIA Operative", even though there was mounting evidence to the contrary over the 13-years he appeared on the network. Now we're about to know, for sure, that FoxyNews willfully hires grifters to spew racist bullshit on their fake news network without even checking their credentials in the slightest.
The frequent Fox News commentator who prosecutors say lied about a career with the CIA ... is scheduled to change his plea Thursday, court records show.
Wayne Simmons, 62, of Annapolis, Md., had been set to go on trial next month on charges that his claim of working for the CIA for 27 years was a lie, and that it was only by repeating such falsehoods that he was able to briefly get actual security clearances and real government contracting work in more recent years.
This is Charles Krauthammer, a neocon/Likud propagandist who mostly pitches more wars-4-Israel on the FoxyNews Tee-vee for his small salary. He was, like Hillary!s BFF Bibi, the biggest neocon/Likud of them all, a huge supporter of the myth back in 2003 about Weapons of Mass Bullshit and the Iraq War for the expansion of Greater Israel. Friday, April 22, was the 13th anniversary of the penultimate statement of Krauthammer's career, made just 5-weeks after the invasion of Iraq, soon after L'il Bushie's phony "Mission Accomplished"™ moment declaring Victory! Also, too ... with Honor!
"Hans Blix had five months to find weapons. He found nothing. We’ve had five weeks. Come back to me in five months. If we haven’t found any, we will have a credibility problem."
In this picture, 9-11 Commission co-Chairmen Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton are instructed by their BOSS, Executive Editor Philip Zelikow, during the formation of the team that would 'investigate' the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy. Kean, a ReePub, and Hamilton, A Democrat, were hailed in the New York Times as BIPARTISAN! heroes who would lead the 9-11 Commission boldly to the absolute truth about 9-11! In reality, they were convenient puppets tasked with running the media cover for Zelikow so he could shape the cover-up, particularly regarding the participation of the Saudi Arabian royal family in their support of the hijackers. Now, with the 28-redacted-pages of damning evidence about the Saudis from the JICI Report about to be released, our rulers have busted out Tommy & Lee, again, to BIPARTISAN! our way out of this inconvenient truth about the real terrorists who attacked us on 9-11.
This is former CIA officer Sabrina De Sousa. She was part of a CIA rats' nest in Milan in 2003 trying to bullshit a link between Saddam Hussein (who always hated and was hated by al Qaeda) - with al Qaeda - to help justify the idiotic Iraq War-4-Israel. Sabrina was part of the plan to kidnap a Muslim cleric named Abu Omar off the street in Milan, torture the shit outta him, then fly him to Egypt where they'd torture him some more, so that Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rice and the rest of the L'il Bushie foreign policy goon squad could go on the Tee-vee and tell lies about the CIA's "slam-dunk" proof, the "testimony" of Abu Omar! - that Saddam and al Qaeda were sittin' in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G. Our government blows billions of dollars doing bullshit like this all the time with their CIA and other "intelligence" services in order to back up really stupid lies so it can Freedom Bomb™ the shit outta some brown people somewhere for its neocon/Likud overlords and their Oded Yinon Plan for the expansion of Greater Israel - the United Snakes' only, real, foreign policy goal. Of course, Abu Omar turned out to be completely innocent and there was absolutely no connection between him, al Qaeda, Saddam, Iraq or any of that nonsense, so the Egyptians finally released him in 2007 and shipped him back to Milan.
This starry-eyed little grifter is Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, a Silicon Valley start-up that promised to "revolutionize the industry!" like all Silicon Valley start-ups do. Except Theranos wasn't a new phone app that promised to rub your balls & make pancakes faster/better/cheaper - it was a revolutionary blood-testing paradigm that promised it could diagnose any & all pathologies from just a few drops of blood - more accurately and completely than ever before, because? Secret stuff we can't tell you. No more going to a clinic, tying-off, sticking a big-ol' needle in a vein, and drawing lots&lots of blood out. All the Theranos lab needed was one or two tiny-little drops and then, like MAGIC!, they can tell everything. Top name, international grifters like Henry Kissinger and ex-Secretary of State George Shultz, disgraced ex-Senator and quack-doctor Bill Frist and another ex-Senator Sam Nunn joined the Theranos board of directors. The international conglomerate, Walgreens Boots Alliance jumped on this gravy train and started installing Theranos "wellness centers" in all its stores. This was the FUTURE of medical diagnosis! Except, of course, it was all bullshit & Free Marketeering!™
Last week, Saudi Arabia threatened to dump all of its U.S. Treasury Notes if the United Snakes Congress passed the 9-11 Bill, allowing Americans to legally act upon any information contained in the 28-redacted-pages from the JICI Report that allegedly link high officials in the Saudi government with the 9-11 attacks. President Barry jumped on Air Force One and got his ass right over to Riyadh to meet with his boss King Salman and throw some heavy water on this raging nuclear pile. Turns out, there's a little gem of evidence in Document 17, a report on those 28-pages written back in 2003, that was quietly released to the public last year and points the finger straight at the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Washington, DC.
New evidence has come to light of a possible link between Saudi Arabian officials and the 9/11 terrorist attacks ...
In light of last night's victory by the neocon/Likuds in their never-ending desire to involve the United Snakes in their more-wars-4-Israel campaign, some good news is needed - and has been supplied by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.
19th century African-American abolitionist Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the US $20 bill ...
Henry Kissinger is smiling even more now than when he met Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff here, after her democratic re-election in June, 2015. At the time, Henry surely knew the end for Dilma was near - that's why he's so happy in the picture? The United Snakes regime-changed the government of Brazil the first time back in 1964, replacing then-President Goulart with some military Generals who abolished Democracy there and ruled for the next 20-years. When Kissinger needed some added muscle for his regime-change of Chilean President Salvadore Allende in 1973, he turned to these Brazilian military right-wing crackpots, like Colonel Carlos Brilhante Ustra, for some added muscle. Colonel Ustra was a graduate of the U.S. Army School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he learned torture techniques employed during Operation Condor to stamp out local opposition to the U.S. imperialist strategy of stealing as much of Latin America's resources with as little opposition as possible. Dilma Rousseff was then a 22-year-old freedom-fighter trying to restore her country's Democracy when she was captured and turned over to Colonel Ustra's torture-ghouls in 1970.
Saturday Night Live hasn't been as funny for a pretty long time so it was a pleasant surprise to get a genuine laugh from the butt-hurt the religious wackos get from their prejudices in this short video. It's so easy to take this "I'm not going to serve you cuz you're icky" ideology to the absurd: not selling pork cuz you're Judeo/Muslim, not selling electronics cuz you're Amish, not selling aspirin cuz you're a Christian Scientist, etc.etc.
It basically comes down to two things: 1. hiding behind religious nonsense so that an employer can save money, for BONUSES!, by not providing, for example, mandated contraception insurance for women, and 2. some people are just more bigoted than others and nothing protects that bigotry like "freedom of religion".
The city of Palmyra, in Central Syria, is one of the oldest urban locations on Earth - one of the few direct links, at the same location, between our modern civilization and the Neolithic Stone Age. Palmyra sits on a huge oasis water source and because of its location, on the Silk Road, it has hosted several, identifiable civilizations for thousands & thousands of years. The standing ruins there now are mostly Roman, from the 1st Century CE, but there are much older artifacts, dating back to 2000 BCE, from previous inhabitants making Palmyra a world historical and archeological treasure. And now, fortunately, modern civilization has returned to a Palmyra that has finally been freed from the clutches of the batshit-religious, Bronze-Age, ISIS psychopaths, who were bent on destroying it, that the United Snakes, Saudi Israelia, Qatar and Turkey have been paying for the last 5-years to regime-change the democratically-elected government of Syria.
Anyone who's ever bothered to actually study the Sept. 11, 2001 disaster knows that the United Snakes was attacked on that day by Saudi Arabia, in order to force the U.S. to abandon its imperialist military bases there. That was the clearly stated goal in the book written by the chief planner of the attacks, Osama bin Ladin, one of the heirs to the mega-rich & powerful Saudi Binladin Group construction fortune. Somehow this obvious fact has been kept secret from a majority of Amerikans as wars-4-Israel have been waged against countries that had nothing to do with the 9-11 attacks, in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc. in service to Israel's Oded Yinon Plan for the expansion of Greater Israel. The 9-11 disaster was merely a convenient excuse to do that. The Amerikan public was fed a blurry, incomplete report on the attacks by "The 9-11 Commission", totally controlled by an Israeli/American dual-citizen named Philip Zelikow, who famously said: "Why would Iraq attack America or use nuclear weapons against us? So I’ll tell you what I think the real threat is, and actually has been since 1990. It’s the threat against Israel." But there was another, much more comprehensive and truthful, report on 9-11, called the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), commissioned by the House & Senate subcommittees on intelligence. This report was released to the public, but 28 crucial pages, demonstrating that there was incontrovertible evidence that Saudi government officials, including high-ranking Saudi embassy personnel in Washington and the consulate in Los Angeles, gave the hijackers both financial and logistical aid, were redacted even though the report has never been classified secret.
Charles Lane is a pro-war, pro-free-trade, right-wing, corporate-welfare apparatchik who has masqueraded for our rulers as a Serious! Journalist™ for many years. Chuck got famous for firing Michael Glass, another fake journalist who just made shit up, while he was editor of the New Republic - a racist, pro-war, pro-Imperialist magazine that our rulers' tell us is LIBERAL! all the time. Now he propagandizes for neocon/LikudFred Hiatt's Washington Post editorial page and his favorite propaganda point is blaming American workers for all the bad stuff.
Charles Lane used his op-ed column in the Washington Post to repeat the line that is now quite popular in elite circles: the stagnating wages and worsening living standards of large segments of the U.S. working class were a necessary price for lifting hundreds of millions of people in the developing world out of poverty. Oh yeah, and also the richest one percent happened to get unbelievably rich in the process as well.
Every time some angry, woman-hating white guy shoots up an abortion clinic, the grifters scamming them with their save-the-babies bullshit scatter like cockroaches, disavowing any connection to the murderers they've created. After Robert Lewis Dearshot-up a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado last November, wounding 9 and killing 3 people, the New York Times described him as a "gentle loner". Deposed Operation Rescue founder, Randall Terry, claimed Dear "was not a Christian" so that made everything all-good. Current Operation Rescue shyster-in-chief, Troy Newman, who helped finance the phony videos that drove Robert Dear to kill, first said: "Operation Rescue unequivocally deplores and denounces all violence at abortion clinics." Then followed up with: "Planned Parenthood, you know, desperately needs something to save their bacon from being defunded and thrown in jail, the multiple investigations in Congress, etc. They need something to deflect and this is exactly what they've been hoping for!" And that's exactly the bottom-line with all these grifters.
This is a video of two dogs in a car outside a pizza shop in Altoona, PA last November. The videographer, Melissa Tonkin was leaving the shop when she heard a car honking. So she checked out who was the asshole making all the noise. Turns out the honker was this Airedale, who looks & acts a lot like Alf, in the driver's seat who was, apparently, tired of waiting for her/his owner to get the lead out, grab the damned pizza, get back in the car and let's get this party started.
I watch this over & over and laugh every single time.
In between election nonsense, there's a fair amount of blathering & screeching in our rulers' media about Venezuela and Brazil these days. The Brazil disquiet can be summed-up in three words: Lula Oil Field (the largest discovery of 'light sweet crude' oil in the last 30 years off the coast of Rio de Janeiro). Wall Street & Exxon want those fields and will have to regime-change Brazil to steal them, which is why you hear so much bullshit about 'impeaching' President Dilma Roussef. Here's the latest, non-partisan, sane analysis of the CIA's Brazilian efforts. Similar situation in Venezuela - the United Snakes and its oil oligarchs want that Venezuelan oil but the leftist leadership there, even though its founder Hugo Chávez died over 3-years-ago, still thwarts their efforts. So they plant bullshit pictures like the one above of a, supposedly, despondent Venezuelan shopper grimly facing empty store shelves - except she's NOT Venezuelan. That picture, which has appeared countless times, all over our rulers' media for the last 3 years, was actually taken at the Stop & Shop Market, in the Long Island suburb of Rockaway Beach just South of New York City right before Hurricane Irene hit there in August, 2011.
Trumpkins has really fucked up our AIPAC rulers' plans for 2017 and beyond. Originally, it wouldn't have mattered if they got Jebbie! or Hillary! - the next war-4-Israel, in Syria, was a slam dunk. But financing that war was the problem. With Jebbie, they would have just privatized Social Security and Medicare and that would've been that, because? DEFICITZ! Which you would have heard shouted 24/7 until you couldn't stand it any more. Then they would've given you back the latest News about Kailyn Lowrey's new hairdresser. With Hillary it was more complicated: there would've been lots of serious discussions about "entitlements" until everyone was bored senseless - then they would've given you back the latest News about Kailyn Lowrey's new hairdresser - with sort'a, partially-privatized Social Security and Medicare. Like what the Clintons and ReePubs did with Welfare during Bill's tenure, or what Reagan did with Blue Shield/Blue Cross. The whole thing would be balanced out by importing lots & lots'a more brown people to keep job anxiety up and wages down. Trumpkins changed ALL that by stoking the politics of resentment so masterfully.
On October 2, 2015, an American AC-130 gunship was roaming the skies above the town of Kunduz in Northern Afghanistan on the Tajikistan border. The crew was near the end of their patrol and fuel-load. There hadn't been any action yet, even though there'd been 'reports' of enemy activity 'in the area'. So rather than returning to Bagram Air Base and landing 'heavy', with a full bomb & ammo load, the Amerikan airmen decided to get some kicks and unload the ordnance on some crappy little ghetto no one gives-a-shit about before turning around. But these sky-yahoos didn't recognize, even though they absolutely should have, that there was a hospital in that ghetto neighborhood with a bunch of volunteer doctors and health workers, called MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières - "Doctors Without Borders" in English), working there trying to help local, piss-poor Afghans and promote at least some Western goodwill in the area. Forty-two innocent people - 24 patients, four relatives of patients and 14 hospital staff members - were murdered and the hospital destroyed by these buffoons.
This fat scumbag is Valeant Pharmaceuticals CEO J. Michael Pearson. Mike's a greedy, psychotic, vulture-capitalist asshole who buys up drug companies by leveraging their employee pension funds to collateralize the buy-out loan, then laying off all the employees, and then claiming he can't pay their retirement, because? Reasons. Mike doesn't need the employees anymore, particularly the expensive, sciencey ones, because the company's not going to do any Research & Development anymore. The companies Mike buys typically have one or two successful, life-sustaining drugs that unfortunate people, with rare, congenital diseases, really need to stay alive. Mike adds these products, like Nitropress, Isuprel and Cuprimine to Valeant's rate card and then starts raising the price of the drug - like by about 1,000%.
When Vicky Nuland, Hillary! and the neocon/Likuds in our State Department regime-changed the democratically-elected government of the Ukraine back in 2014, they all, of course, thought that re-booting with a new puppet-government would be easy-peasy. They always do. And it always isn't. The neocon/Likuds ordered their Congress to push through Senate Bill S.2124 - the "Payment of Overdue Gazprom Invoices Act", to funnel $320-Million of U.S. taxpayer's money immediately to the Ukrainian puppets like Arseniy "Yats" Yatsenyuk and Natalie Jaresko (pictured above with Ukrainian President Poroshenko & PR Director Iryna Herashchenko) to pay their overdue, Russian gas bill, and hopefully stabilize the country. Yats & Nat promptly proceeded to steal all of that so the EU had to send another 200 million Euros to pay the bill. And it's been downhill ever since for the puppet government of Petro Poroshenko, the Chocolate King!.
One of the scams grifters used to pull for extorting money from innocent people was to film a person doing something, then edit the film to make innocent actions appear naughty, and then threaten to broadcast that film to hurt that person's reputation. There have been several court cases to establish precedent for tort claims against anyone who films another, without permission (a "Model Release"), in order to profit from the distribution of that filmed material, such as Faloona v. Hustler Magazine, where nude photographs of 5 & 7-yr-old children were used, without consent, to augment a lascivious photo-spread in a dirty magazine. Anti-abortion grifter David Daleiden did virtually the same thing as Hustler Magazine did to the Faloona children. He sneaked into Planned Parenthood clinics, with a phony driver's license and business plan to mask his real intentions, clandestinely filmed the people there WITHOUT getting model releases nor consent, in order to profit from titillating pictures.
The bald asshole in the above video is Rick Scott,
the governor of Florida and one of the very worst people in the world.
Back in 1997, when Rick was CEO of Columbia/HCA, a medical conglomerate
that owned hospitals, the company was caught in a gigantic
kickback/Medicare scam that cost the government billions. Somehow, Rick
was allowed to resign, taking $9.8-million in cash and over
$350-million in stock with him. Columbia/HCA ended up pleading guilty
to FOURTEEN felonies and payed fines of $631-million, plus interest, to
the Feds, $17.5-million to state Medicaid agencies, in addition to
$250-million resolving outstanding Medicare expense claims. In all,
civil lawsuits cost HCA more than $2 billion to settle - the largest
fraud settlement in U.S. history, at the time. But, of course, none of
the executives, like Ricky, went to jail.
Our rulers' media is trying its best to make everyone foamin' mad about Sunday's document leak from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca that revealed? Rich people don't pay taxes. OK fine. But ask the 101-thousand fans who showed up for, and the millions who PAID to watch, Wrestlemania 32 that same Sunday at a Dallas mega-stadium, if they give-a-shit. So when there's less-than-zero interest in a story on a subject people hate: taxes, what do our neocon/Likud rulers try next to get people batshit crazy about tax-cheating? The usual. Blame it all on ... Putin!
The world’s media has been pointing at one person following a massive documents leak from a Panama law firm. But that person, President Vladimir Putin, wasn’t even mentioned in the data leak ...
Pictures of President Putin could be found on the front pages of highly-respected news publications around the globe ...