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RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - Steevy - 01-31-2017

That was okay,along with Obama's just about identical travel bans.Only a problem when someone who isn't a Democrat does it.

RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - Wook - 01-31-2017

Quote:Illegal alien voters combined with dead and “multiple state” voters could easily explain Clinton’s “popular vote” margin over Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, especially considering that her “victory” came from Democratic-controlled counties known for illegal immigration and loose voter ID laws such as in New York and California.

“A report by the Pew Center on the States finds that more than 1.8 million dead people are currently registered to vote, and 24 million registrations are either invalid or inaccurate,” NPR reported in 2012, which is ironic given how NPR is heavily controlled by Democrats.

And many of the dead, registered voters somehow keep voting Democrat from beyond the grave, most recently in Philadelphia, Penn. and Colorado.

It’s also worth noting that the U.S. population has increased since 2012, meaning that there’s likely more dead and invalid voters than before.

“…The Pew study found that almost 3 million people are registered to vote in more than one state,” NPR added.
That’s because when a new resident registers to vote in a state, officials usually never bother to tell his former state about the change in voter residency.

Under the “catch and release” immigration program by the Obama administration, illegal aliens were routinely given bus tickets to travel to other states by immigration officials, so it was theoretically possible for non-citizens to register to vote in a border country illegally, then register to vote in another state after their taxpayer-funded bus dropped them off.

Clinton won most of the 163 most populous counties in the US that account for half of the total votes in the election, including dense urban areas in New York and California, yet she only won the popular vote by 2.8 million votes, which reveals the lack of enthusiasm voters had for her in comparison to Trump – and that Democrats would have depended more on illegal votes.

RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - Vianova - 02-01-2017


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The Newsweek take on Razz Putin and the Ukraine War Rekindled

very good recent video with Trump on Putin at link <----

Quote:Using artillery, tanks and rockets, combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian forces Whip
along the front lines in eastern Ukraine on Sunday and early Monday morning, 
highlighting once again that the February 2015 ceasefire has failed.

“This is barbarism,” Ukrainian President Petro Sheep  Porostinko said Monday in response to the attacks, 

according to a tweet from his press secretary, Svyatoslav Tsegolko.

Ceasefire monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, or OSCE, 
tallied 2,260 “ceasefire violations”  Rofl
on Sunday.

And early Monday morning, 
combined Russian-separatist forces launched a predawn artillery attack 
and follow-on ground assault on the Ukrainian-held front-line town of Avdiivka.

Ukrainian officials claimed the attacks were an attempt by combined Russian forces 
to derail the ceasefire by effectively baiting Ukraine into retaliatory actions, 
which could be used as an excuse for further escalations, or for propaganda.

By Monday afternoon, 
Ukrainian forces announced they had repelled the attack on Avdiivka, 
but combat was ongoing.

“The enemy continues to fire at our positions with heavy artillery and mortars,” 
Ukrainian military spokesman Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk told reporters in Kiev Monday.

Related: Ukrainians fear Trump will appease Putin Nonono

Porostinko, who was on a diplomatic trip to Germany, cut short his visit.

“The president has cut short his visit to Germany because Russian fighters’ attacks on Avdiivka 
have caused an emergency situation, 
which may turn into a humanitarian disaster,” Tsegolko, Poroshenko’s press secretary, 
wrote on Twitter Monday.

Five Ukrainian soldiers died in the attacks Sunday, 

and nine were wounded, according to the Ukrainian military. 
Two more soldiers died during fighting in Avdiivka Monday morning, according to Kiev.

Ukrainian troops have been placed on “high alert” along the 250 miles of front lines in the Donbas, Ukraine’s embattled eastern region on the border with Russia, the Ukrainian military said Monday.

Sunday and Monday’s attacks were significant Whip
because they marked an uptick in the typical level of fighting, but they were not extraordinary. 
They are simply the latest chapter in a cyclical pattern of endlessly escalating and diminishing violence, 
which has come to define the war in Ukraine.

The conflict has killed more than 10,000 Ukrainians, 
and displaced about 1.7 million people, 
according to estimates by the U.N. and other humanitarian aid groups.

The conflict—Europe’s only ongoing land war—retains the potential to escalate into a major, larger conflagration.

Kate M. Byrnes, acting deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Mission to the OSCE, 
said in Vienna on Sunday that the ceasefire in Ukraine remained “elusive.” 
She called for a withdrawal of all banned weapons from the front lines, 
and for both sides to commit to the ceasefire’s terms.

“Otherwise, there is little to stop small-scale clashes from escalating, 
and this conflict from continuing,” Byrnes said.

As part of the February 2015 ceasefire, which is called Minsk II, 
heavy weapons are banned from the front lines.

The OSCE is the multinational group charged with monitoring the Ukraine ceasefire, 
but it has no enforcement mandate. 
OSCE monitors identify ceasefire violations through direct observation, 
or by hearing the sounds of explosions or small arms fire. However, 
a single ceasefire violation might, in fact, comprise numerous individual attacks.

In 2016, OSCE monitors registered more than 300,000 ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine.

Culture War
Ukrainian officials take seriously the possibility of a full-scale Russian invasion. 
Ukraine’s military doctrine identifies Russia as the country’s top military threat, and Porostinko, 
Ukraine’s president, has ordered a top-to-bottom overhaul of the military by 2020.

There are also worries about the war spilling over to other countries throughout the region.

In the Baltic countries, for example, 
civilian defense units harkening back to the partisan groups of World War II 
are actively training to defend against a Russian invasion.

The U.S. and NATO have shifted military assets eastward in a move to reassure NATO’s eastern flank, 
which has been rattled by Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, 
as well as to deter Moscow from military adventurism—covert or overt—against any NATO member.

The situation throughout Eastern Europe, 
especially within the former boundaries of the Soviet Union, 
has become a dangerous cycle of brinkmanship, 
with NATO and Russia locked in a tit-for-tat ratcheting up of their military presence throughout the region.

Meanwhile, Europe’s only ongoing land war continues to simmer in eastern Ukraine.

And as Ukraine rapidly rebuilds its conventional military forces with an eye toward Moscow, 
the country is also waging a cultural purge of all things related to its Soviet past and Russia.

Russian TV channels are being banned, 
it’s illegal to play the Soviet national anthem in Ukraine, 
and cities with Soviet-era names are being renamed.

On Khreshchatyk, Kiev’s main boulevard, 
sidewalk vendors sell rolls of toilet paper adorned with the likeness of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

For Ukrainian leaders, there is little wiggle room—f
rom both a strategic military perspective, 
as well as with public opinion—
to tolerate a Russian provocation without it leading to a major escalation of the war.

More of the Same  Tp

While a full-on Russian invasion is Ukraine’s nightmare scenario, 
there is already a low-intensity war ongoing in the Donbas, 
in which Ukrainian troops are engaged in daily combat against Russian troops and their separatist proxies.

According to the Ukrainian military, 
combined Russian-separatist forces focused their attacks on Sunday on Ukrainian positions 
at the southern end of the front lines near the industrial port city of Mariupol.

Ukrainian forces in the town of Vodiane, 
about 8 miles northeast of Mariupol’s city limits, 
reported that 180 122 mm mortars were fired at their positions within a 180-minute period. 
The attacks also comprised BM-21 Grad multiple launch rocket systems, 
rocket-propelled grenades and small arms.

Pro-Russian separatists took control of Mariupol in the opening months of the war in 2014. 
Ukrainian forces, bolstered by volunteer paramilitary units, 
took back the city of nearly half a million people in a series of battles from May through June 2014.

Combined Russian-separatist forces countered with a series of raids and tank attacks on Ukrainian forces 
around the city in August and September 2014. 
But Ukraine repelled the offensive, and Mariupol has remained under Kiev’s control.

Despite two ceasefires, however, the fighting never stopped.

Since September 2014, 
the front lines have remained largely static outside of Mariupol. 
With the war on their doorstep for almost three years, 
the city’s residents have grown accustomed to the daily rumble of fighting 
coming from the front lines less than 10 miles away.

Overall, Ukrainian forces reported 38 separate attacks on their positions in the Mariupol area on Sunday, 
14 of which comprised heavy armor. 
More than 50 separate attacks occurred along the 250-mile length of the front lines.

“The situation in the Donetsk sector near Avdiivka remains tense,” 
the Ukrainian military said in a statement on Monday. 
“In the morning, the enemy continued their insidious attacks with the use of tanks and artillery systems.… 
At about 10:30 [a.m.] Kiev time, 
the shelling from heavy weapons stopped, 
but harassing fire from small arms is continuing.”

At the northern end of the front lines near the Russian border outside the separatist stronghold of Luhansk, combined Russian-separatist forces launched a total of six heavy artillery attacks 
against Ukrainian positions on Sunday.

No End in Sight  Hi
The war in eastern Ukraine is approaching its third anniversary, 
and the conflict shows little sign of easing off.

During the days the fighting is usually relatively calm, or nonexistent, 
while OSCE ceasefire monitors patrol the war zone in their bright white SUVs. 
But the ceasefire monitors do not typically work after dark, which is when, like clockwork, 
the war begins in earnest.

It’s a daily charade, 
in which daily battles comprising hundreds of shots fired are registered as “ceasefire violations.”

The war has been mostly static since the Minsk II ceasefire went into effect in February 2015. 
Consequently, both sides are dug in. 
For its part, the Ukrainian military has constructed a series of trenches and fortified positions. 
Major road intersections are defended with armor, 
and the surrounding fields are heavily mined.

According to various estimates from both Ukrainian military sources 
and independent intelligence groups, 
combined Russian-separatist forces in the Donbas
comprise about 40,000 pro-Russian separatists 

and about 5,000 Russian regulars.

Ukrainian military and NATO reports, 
as well as many independent news reports, 
have confirmed Russian troops, weapons, ammunition, equipment and financing are crossing from Russia
into Ukraine’s two separatist breakaway territories.

Russia has repeatedly denied supporting the separatists.

In Mariupol over the weekend, 
residents duct-taped their windows the same way Floridians do to prepare for a hurricane.

According to the social media posts of some Mariupol residents, 
the sounds of artillery from the front lines on Sunday were loud enough to rattle windows in the city center.

In the snowy woods outside of Novomykhailivka in late December, 
Ukrainian troops from the Aidar Battalion were hunkered down in primitive underground shelters, 
holding the line against their combined Russian-separatist enemies.

The living conditions were miserable. 
The bitter cold was inescapable, and despite three years of combat operations, 
the troops were still undersupplied with fresh food and basic military kit like boots and body armor.

Some of those troops had been serving in combat since the war began in April 2014. 
Yet, they were resolved to keep fighting until the conflict was over.

The week before Thanksgiving 2016 in the front-line town of Marinka, 
the nighttime sky was alight with the crisscrossing paths of tracer fire.

The sky buzzed with the sounds of drones orbiting overhead. 
The sounds of mortars and artillery were a constant drumbeat, 
rising and falling in pace and intensity like the movements of a symphony.

At an elementary school in Marinka, 
Red Cross humanitarian workers teach students how to react in an artillery attack.

Inside the school, green and red stickers are attached to the hallway walls at intervals, 
respectively indicating where it is, and is not, safe to take shelter in an artillery attack. 
The Red Cross also teaches residents about landmine safety. 
Children are told not to play in fields.

During the day in Marinka, 
there is a cacophony of workers hammering nails as they repair artillery-damaged buildings. 
By night, the pounding of nails is replaced by the hard cracking burst of mortar explosions,
 and the metal snarl of machine guns.

Razz  Horsepoop Putin


Probably playing for sanctions leverage ... ?

But Porostinko is still afloat in the Ukrainian toilet so that means he is a stubborn shit,
that won't flush ...
and that is very interesting actually.

Trump to meet Putin soon ... watch the video with Trump talking about Putin at the link <---


RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - Vianova - 02-02-2017

Ukraine ... shmoo-kraine ... the action is at Berkeley University  Rofl
hundreds of "intellectual" youth and students rioted tonight.

One large painted banner spread open by 6 people stated: This Is War  Rofl

It was fucking hilarious.
Teeny bops were attacking university buildings with baseball bats and metal barricades.
One guy got tired of bashing and another took his bat and finished off the huge window.
Bonfires of protest trashed debris were lit, 
and the dance boogie seen in the firelight was only missing a couple of kegs of beer,
to enhance the party these protesters had.

The police showed remarkable restraint.
The last I looked ... the police had retreated to the second floor of the building,
after the punk and pussy riot had broken through to the first floor,
while CNN camera crew followed carefully.

I was half hoping that some of the black clad "anarchists" might rough up the CNN camera man a pinch,
take his live news cam,
and toss it into the bonfire.

from   Reefer

the link is loaded with 6 excellent short videos of the punk and pussy riot Applause
Riot breaks out at UC Berkeley amid protest of Breitbart editor's speech 

Quote:A protest turned violent at the University of California at Berkeley, 
resulting in the cancellation of a talk from conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos.

Yiannopoulos, an editor of Breitbart News, 
was expected speak against “sanctuary campuses,” 
which promised to protect undocumented students 
in wake of President Donald Trump's tough stance on illegal immigration. 

In response to the violence, 
UC Berkeley Police have warned students to "leave the area immediately,"  Rofl
as they are bringing in "additional resources."

Hours after a lockdown was declared across campus by police, 
many orders of dispersal, 
including several five-minute warnings went largely ignored.

Once those backup forces arrived, 
police used a bullhorn to warn protesters they would be subject to force, 
"including but not limited to chemical agents, 
batons and less lethal munitions."  


Yiannopoulos, an editor of Breitbart News: 
I have been evacuated from the UC Berkeley campus 
after violent left-wing protestors 
tore down barricades, 
lit fires, threw rocks and Roman candles at the windows 
and breached the ground floor of the building. 

My team and I are safe. 
But the event has been cancelled. 
I'll let you know more when the facts become clear. 
One thing we do know for sure: 
the Left is absolutely terrified of free speech and will do literally anything to shut it down.

Around 8:00pm local time, protesters moved off campus, 
onto surrounding streets including Telegraph Avenue.

Rioters attempting to block traffic did not appear to stop a white BMW 
that sped off with at least one person still clinging to the vehicle. 
The unruly crowd then chased the car down the street,
 but Michael Bodley of the San Francisco Chronicle reported that a different, 
unrelated driver was then attacked with pepper-spray while his vehicle was struck with stakes. 
"It was a white car," Bodley reported someone yelling.

A Walgreens pharmacy was spray-painted with the words "Kill fascists,"  Rofl
while Bank of America ATMs were smashed.

A female Trump supporter was attacked with pepper-spray by a rioter 
during an interview with local TV media. 
Others were struck with flag poles hoisted by black-clad anarchists.

Berkeley Police reported their officers were targeted with projectiles, 
including bricks and smoking objects. 
The university's police locked down campus buildings and ordered the public to shelter in place.

Tear gas was deployed after many calls from police for the crowd to disperse 

or face arrest for unlawful assembly. 
There were several five-minute warnings proclaimed from police PA systems.

RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - Wook - 02-02-2017

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RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - Wook - 02-02-2017

“IMAGINE if every time a president was elected the former pres stayed in DC & urged protests. O’s conduct is bizarre & very dangerous.

RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - Wook - 02-02-2017

Pew: Trump's EO Affects Only a Small Percent of the World's Muslims

Sheep Sheep

RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - Wook - 02-03-2017

Russia confirms cyber spies held on treason charges for passing secrets to US, but denies they hacked DNC or Podesta, and repeats denial of Russian involvement in publication of DNC and Podesta emails.

The Russians have finally provided the first definite official information about the arrests of FSB officers and hackers which have been taking place in Moscow since December.
Dmitry Peskov, President Putin’s spokesman, has flatly denied that the individuals who have been arrested were involved in hacking Podesta and the DNC.  Peskov has also repeated Russia’s denial of the US intelligence community’s claims that Russia passed the DNC’s and Podesta’s hacked emails on to Wikileaks for publication during the election.  Here is what Peskov is reported to have said

In any case, no matters of this sort can have any relation to such absurd insinuations [about hacker attacks] or, as we have already said, we categorically deny any assertions about the possible complicity of the Russian side in any hacker attacks

This must be true.  As I have written previously, claims that the individuals who have been arrested were involved in hacking Podesta and the DNC are inconsistent with the treason charges which have been brought against them.  The claims that they were look very much like disinformation

the article in The London Times reads strongly as if it has been written on the basis of information provided to The London Times by the British intelligence service.  That this is so is strongly suggested by the highlighted words of the above paragraph, which imply that Mikhailov, Stoyanov and Dokuchaev were actually involved in hacking Podesta and the DNC.

On the face of it that is extremely unlikely.

Firstly Mikhailov, Stoyanov and Dokuchaev cannot by any stretch of the imagination be described as “high-level figures” of the sort the article says are now the subject of a “crackdown”.

Secondly, if they really were involved in hacking the DNC and Podesta on the Kremlin’s orders then it is difficult to see on what basis they are being charged with treason.  Even if they hacked Podesta and the DNC on their own initiative, the treason charges are difficult to understand.  It would in that case be more logical to charge them with theft.

In light of what Peskov has said, any further speculation that the individuals who have been arrested were involved in hacking Podesta and the DNC is obviously wrong, and should be ignored.

It is now confirmed that – as I have been saying all along – the individuals have been arrested for passing on information to a foreign power, which – as I also speculated – is confirmed to be the US.  The official Russian news agency TASS quotes a lawyer familiar with the case as follows

No CIA is mentioned in the case. It is only the country that is mentioned. Yes, the talk is about America, not about the CIA
(bold italics added)

This is not a denial that the CIA was the US agency with which the arrested individuals are supposed to have been in contact.  All that the lawyer is saying is that the CIA is not referred to in the charges.  However he explicitly confirms that the country with which the arrested individuals were in contact was the US.

Lastly the lawyer has poured cold water over the claims that the individuals arrested had some connection to the Shaltai Boltai group

The lawyer rejected media reports that leader of the Shaltay Boltay hacker group Vladimir Anikeyev was among the suspects in the criminal case.  “It does not follow from official documents that Anikeyev and the Shaltay Boltay group are mentioned in this criminal case,” the lawyer said, declining to disclose other details of the case.

It seems as if the Russian media talk about the Shalta-Boltai group was all wrong.  Conceivably it was disinformation deliberately spread by the FSB to conceal the actual direction of the inquiry.  More likely it was simply someone’s mistaken guess.

Whilst this information has finally resolved some of the mysteries about the case – we now know definitely that at least two FSB officers and a cyber specialist have been arrested in Moscow charged with passing on secrets to the US – the theory that these individuals were a source for the US intelligence community’s claims about Russian interference in the US election remains for the moment speculation.

We will no doubt find out more shortly even though what is clearly shaping up to be a major spy trial will be held in private, as such trials usually are in most countries, not just in Russia.

RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - Vianova - 02-03-2017


Feb 7
on CNN
the debate

between Whip
Bernie Sanders and Ted "Harvard 666" Cruz

That is interesting in Wook's last post,
on these guys,
that I never heard of.

Shaltai-Boltai group aka "humpty dumpty"  --- a group that hacks the Kremlin!

from 2015:

Quote:Earlier this month, Shaltai Boltai hacked into the Russian parliament's e-mail system
and exposed the correspondence of hard-liner Robert Shlegel, 
who had supported the "Bloggers' Law" Rofl
requiring bloggers 
with more than 3,000 readers to register with authorities and face more restrictions. 

It turned out he was organizing an "information war" 
and was also behind orchestrated pro-Kremlin troll campaigns on Western sites.

current situation:
How Russian Hackers Became a Kremlin Headache
Quote:The recent arrests of Russian cybersecurity officials in Moscow 
likely had little to do with last year's U.S. election. 
The story behind them, however, 
sheds some light on the relationship between the Russian government and the hackers who work for it.

The web of names and their interconnections can be a little hard to follow but is worth it. 
It shows that these hackers -- 
some of whom are intelligence officers -- 
are often essentially privateers, 
engaged in their own freelance business projects Whip
as well as official government business. 

The Moscow arrests have been reported piecemeal by Russia media over the last week.  
The arrestees include Sergei Mikhailov, deputy head of the Information Security Center at the FSB, 
the domestic intelligence service; 
Major Dmitry Dokuchaev of the same unit; 
and Ruslan Stoyanov, 
an employee of cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, 
who previously served at the Interior Ministry's cybercrime unit. 

Another civilian, former journalist Vladimir Anikeev, was also arrested.

There have been six arrests in all, according to the usually well-informed pro-Kremlin tabloid 
At least some of the arrested men are being accused of treason, 
so the government won't provide any details of the case, 
but some tell-tale leaks provide clues. 

The first leak surfaced on the ultra-nationalist site, funded by Konstantin Malofeev, 
a pro-Kremlin financier 
with telecom interests who has also backed Russia's intervention in eastern Ukraine. 

It linked Mikhailov to a group of hackers known as Shaltai Boltai, or Humpty Dumpty. 

In the last few years, this group has published the e-mail archives 
of a number of Kremlin and Russian government officials, 
including Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his deputy Arkady Dvorkovich.

A second leak, on Rosbalt, 
a website close to President Vladimir Putin's former drug czar Viktor Cherkesov, went further. 

Quoting an unnamed source, 
Rosbalt claimed that last year, Mikhailov's unit was ordered to "work on" Shaltai Boltai. 

The FSB team reportedly uncovered the identities of the group's members -- 
but, instead of arresting and indicting them, 
Mikhailov's team tried to run the group, Rofl
apparently for profit or political gain. 

According to the Rosbalt source, it was deemed that they'd gone too far 
after a Ukrainian website Rofl
published the contents of the official mailbox 
that belonged to Putin adviser Vladislav Surkov. 

The Rosbalt leak identifies Anikeev as 
"Lewis," Shaltai Boltai's leader, 
and claims he was responsible for the Surkov hack.

Shaltai Boltai never pretended to be principled hacktivists. 
In a 2015 interview with the independent website, 
a man calling himself "Lewis" 
claimed the data dumps on top Russian officials were "a side product of different games," 
namely of a for-profit operation 
that searched for compromising material for wealthy and highly placed clients. 

"We get orders from government structures and from private individuals," 
he told the interviewer. 
"But we say we are an independent team. 
It's just that often it's impossible to tell who the client is. 
Sometimes we get information for intermediaries, 
without knowing who the end client is."

It's clear why such a competitive intelligence operation could be an interesting sideline for FSB officers. 
The officers come by all sorts of information in their line of work, 
and if sold indirectly, through an "independent contractor," 
it can supplement their FSB income. 

It works both ways; the FSB's Major Dokuchaev, 
who reportedly worked on the Shaltai Boltai case, 
used to be a respected Yekaterinburg hacker nicknamed Forb until he was recruited by the FSB.

The FSB may have got wise to Mikhailov's private schemes 
after it began investigating why the FBI was interested in a Russian company called King Servers, 
involved in an attempted hack of voting systems in two U.S. states. 
The owner of King Servers is a partner of internet businessman Pavel Vrublevsky, 
who has long claimed Mikhailov had links to the FBI.

According to a piece in Moscow's investigative Novaya Gazeta,
the FSB investigation failed to unearth any cooperation between Russian officers 
and the FBI on the election-related hacks, 
but it did reveal the Shaltai Boltai connection.

The Russian leaks could be FSB red herrings. 
But the different pieces of evidence together point toward the Shaltai Boltai version of the arrests. 
That version is in line with how security agencies generally operate in Putin's Russia: 
Parallel to their official duties, 
officers often run private security operations involving blackmail and protection. 

If Mikhailov ran such a business out of the FSB's Information Security Center, 
he wouldn't stand out among his colleagues. 
But in the paranoid world of Putin's third presidential term, 
leaks of information to Ukraine and to the U.S. would have been impermissible.

Those in the West who fear government-sponsored Russian hackers 
must keep in mind that these are not people who willingly subject themselves to any kind of military discipline.

 They aren't necessarily patriots, either. 
An FSB officer, recruited from the hacking community, 
can use his rank and position to obtain compromising material and sell it to wealthy clients. 
A team profiting from these opportunities can include both officers and civilians. 
The Russian government can hire such a team through intermediaries if it needs something sensitive done -- 
but so can foreign intelligence services. 

It's a murky world in which actors are both predator and prey. 
The Kremlin enjoys access to brilliant and unscrupulous people; the downside, of course, 
is that they may be hard to control.

Aside from that,
every day in the Trump administration is kind of like a --- you ain't seen nothin' yet, kind of day.

I liked seeing the "Iran is on notice" Rofl ultimatum issued forth by Flynn.
That soap opera should be one to watch daily, until the shit really hits the fan,
and it will be the Iranians,
that provoke the coming war against them.

RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - Vianova - 02-04-2017


The coming war with Iran Whip

Read in the third large quote and link below -- Flynn is a bit goofy,
and it is obvious that we are going to let Iran easily provoke us into military responses.
The article also sums up Pompeo and Mattis,
from a perspective of anti war rhetoric.

I am all for whupping up on Iran and torching the AyaGhoulah,
but making up new bullshit out of old bullshit appears to be a strange strategy by Flynn.

Don't make up bullshit,
don't make up excuses,
just do it,
take out the Iranain bullshit with no regrets and keep the hammer coming down on Iran.

let's take a quick look at Iranian response to Trump's sanctions
Iran threatens to fire 'roaring missiles' at 'enemies' after Donald Trump Twitter spat  Rofl
Quote:A commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guards has said the country would use missiles 
to defend itself from its "enemies".

It followed hostile rhetoric from US President Donald Trump, 
after he said on Twitter that Iran was "playing with fire" and announced fresh sanctions on the country.

Head of the Revolutionary Guards' aerospace unit, 
Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, Shemp
told Tasnim news agency: 
"We are working day and night to protect Iran's security.

"If we see smallest misstep from the enemies, our roaring missiles will fall on their heads."

Iran responded to the new US sanctions - imposed because of the test firing of a ballistic missile - 
by announcing another military exercise using its missile and radar systems.

The Revolutionary Guards Sepahnews website said that the aim of the military exercise in Semnan province, 

central Iran, 
was to "showcase the power of Iran's revolution and to dismiss the sanctions."

Now the new US defense secretary Mattis -- sorry, I misplaced the link

Quote:US Defense Secretary James Mattis called Iran 
"the single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world" 
in his first comments on the country Saturday, 
a day after the Trump administration imposed fresh sanctions over an Iranian ballistic missile test.

Iran and the United States have engaged in tit-for-tat exchanges 
since US President Donald Trump signed an executive order January 27 
banning nationals temporarily from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States. 
Iran was among those countries.

Eshaq Jahangiri,  Pennywise
Iran's first vice president, dismissed the remarks from Mattis as "useless claims," 
saying that Iran had been instrumental in the fight against ISIS, 
according to the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency, or IRNA.

As Mattis made his comments Saturday, 
Iran's air force was conducting military drills, 
including missile systems, 
radar and electronic warfare command and control exercises, 
in the northern Semnan province, the semiofficial Fars news agency reported.

These drills are aimed at "showing strength, intelligence and readiness for all-round defense against any threat" and are being done "in contempt of sanctions and threats," the report said.

Iran fired a ballistic missile two days after Trump's travel ban was announced 
and vowed to implement "reciprocal measures."

Mattis said Iran's "misconduct and misbehavior" would have to be addressed. Hi

"We have a responsibility with the rest of the nations to be absolutely clear with Iran in this regard. 
It does no good to ignore it. 
It does no good to dismiss it," 
Mattis said in Tokyo, 
where he met with his Japanese counterpart to discuss security issues.
But he said the recent tensions with Iran 
did not warrant an increase in the number of US forces in the Middle East.
"We always have the capability to do so, but at this time I don't think it's necessary," he said.


The US generals in the Trump Love Boat ... and other hot dogs ready to torch Iran.
an article that is anti-Flynn, Mattis, and Pompeo,
just so one can read the political viewpoint of those concerned about trump's military appointees.
There are some valid critiques in this.
this is a long article to read, but very interesting. I concised parts of it,
but what it aoll sums up as ... is in the very last stement of the last quote.
Trump’s Foreign-Policy Appointees Are Set to Provoke War With Iran
Their extremism in military and intelligence affairs is unprecedented in recent US history.

Quote:The trio of generals  ---
who have so far joined Donald Trump’s national security team—
Mike Flynn as national security adviser, 
James Mattis as secretary of defense,  
and John Kelly as secretary of homeland security—  
along with Representative Mike Pompeo as director of the CIA, 
have unnerved official Washington and leaders around the world. 

From North Korea to the South China Sea, 
from the Mexican border to Syria, 
they’re a cohort likely both to facilitate and to encourage Trump’s instinct for confrontation and bellicosity, 
and their out-of-the-mainstream approach, even extremism, 
in military and intelligence affairs is unprecedented in recent US history.

And it’s likely that the first target of Trump’s generals and the CIA will be Iran. 
“Ingredients are falling, tragically, into place for a possible war with Iran,” 
wrote Paul Pillar, 
a former CIA analyst who retired in 2005 as chief of the National Intelligence Council’s Near East section, 
in The National Interest.

Just as the administration of George W. Bush came into office fixated on Iraq—

which was the subject of the very first meeting of W.’s National Security Council on January 21, 2001—
the Trump administration is likely to direct its fire against Iran. 
At the very least, its animosity toward Iran could lead to an escalating military confrontation 
and an aggressive push for regime change, 
while at worst it could trigger a shooting war between the two countries 
that could dwarf the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in both scope and intensity.

Earlier this year Flynn wrote a book-length blueprint for war with Iran, 
The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies
co-authored by über-hawk Michael Ledeen. 

Mattis, who’s nursed a decades-long animus against Iran 
and who was fired by President Obama as leader of the US Central Command 
for urging the deployment of a third aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf 
as part of a military buildup against Iran, 
has repeatedly declared that the three greatest threats to the United States are “Iran, Iran, and Iran.” 

And Kelly, who will help oversee the US-Mexican border, 
took an alarmist view about Iran’s alleged meddling in Central and South America 
when he led the US Southern Command.

All three, at one time or another, have sought to portray both Iran and political Islam 
as existential threats to the United States 
on par with the twentieth-century struggles against Nazism and Communism. 

“I don’t know why they hate us, 
and I frankly don’t care, 
but they do hate us and are driven irrationally to our destruction,” said Kelly. 

And Flynn has described Islam as a “failed civilization,” 
suggesting a mindset akin to the long-discredited thesis promoted by Samuel Huntington in his 1996 book, 
The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order.

Flynn, a former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), 

will have Trump’s ear constantly 
and will sit in on virtually every White House meeting on defense and foreign affairs. 
He is by far the most extreme of Trump’s first round of appointments. 
He was even described by colleagues at the DIA as a “Captain Queeg–like character.” 

In The Field of Fight, 
Flynn outlines in great detail his belief 
that the United States is facing an apocalyptic struggle against a coalition of enemies at whose heart is Iran. 


“We’re in a world war against a messianic mass movement of evil people,” writes Flynn.

 “We are facing an alliance between Radical Islamists and regimes in Havana, 
Pyongyang, Moscow, and Beijing.” 
(For good measure, Flynn throws Bolivia, Venezuela, and Syria into the mix, too.) 

“Iran is the linchpin of the alliance, its centerpiece,” concludes Flynn. 
To strike at the heart of Flynn’s imagined global alliance, 
he urges a campaign for regime change. 
Unfortunately, he writes, 
“No American president has called for regime change in Tehran.” 
Along with Ledeen, 
an arch-neoconservative who left the American Enterprise Institute 
for the even more radical Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, 
Flynn supports an aggressive effort to topple Iran’s government.

Just as the Bush administration established the super-secret Office of Special Plans inside the Pentagon, 
under Paul Wolfowitz and Doug Feith, 
to concoct intelligence linking Al Qaeda to Saddam Hussein, 
Flynn believes that Iran is in league with both Al Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS)—  Horsepoop

even though Iran’s true allies, 
Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Iraq’s Iranian-trained Shiite militia forces, 
are leading the fight against both Al Qaeda and ISIS in Iraq and Syria. 

“The 1998 embassy bombings in East Africa—for which Al Qaeda took credit—
were in large part Iranian operations,”  Tp
write Flynn and Ledeen, 
despite overwhelming evidence that they were indeed carried out by Al Qaeda, 
the Sunni extremist group that, 
along with the Islamic State, has condemned Shiites, including Iran, as false Muslims.

Similarly, in 2012, during his reign at the DIA, 

Flynn urged DIA staffers to conduct a quixotic quest in search of evidence 
to prove that Iran was behind the assault on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.  Tp 

But Flynn’s Islamophobia—
he once tweeted “fear of Muslims is RATIONAL,” 
and he’s raised unfounded alarms about the spread of Shariah law in the United States—goes far beyond Iran. 

In a speech carried by Christian Reporter News on YouTube, 
Flynn made it clear that he sees Islam itself as the problem. 
“Islam is a political ideology,” he said. 
“It definitely hides behind this notion of it being a religion.…It’s like a malignant cancer.” Applause

Flynn makes no distinctions when it comes to political Islam, 
lumping terrorists such as ISIS and Al Qaeda, insurgent groups such as the Taliban, 
more moderate political groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood—all Sunnis—
with Shiite Iran and Hezbollah in a grand alliance. Gangup   Flynn is goofy.

 Such a sweeping generalization flies in the face of the reality 
that each of these entities has a distinct identity, 
and many of them are in conflict with each other, even militarily, across the region. 

Yet Flynn is undeterred. 
“They are well-funded, well-armed, well-trained, and confident that they can do us in. 
It would be foolish for us to wait until they pose an existential threat before taking decisive action.”

After a military career in which Flynn played a leading role in the most lethal campaigns 
in Iraq and Afghanistan as an aide to Gen. Stanley McChrystal, 
Flynn was ousted—
according to several accounts, 
including from Colin Powell (who called him “right-wing nutty”)—
as DIA boss for being insubordinate, erratic, given to conspiracy theories, 
and a purveyor of unsubstantiated intelligence tidbits 
that DIA officials started calling 
“Flynn facts.”   Rofl

Nicknamed “Mad Dog” Mattis

(“the closest thing we have to General George Patton,” says Trump), 
Mattis prides himself on a reckless, kill-em-all persona. 
“It’s a hell of a hoot, 
it’s fun to shoot some people,”  Holycowsmile
he said once. 

And he told troops under his command: 
“Be polite, be professional, 
but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.” 

Like Flynn, Mattis has conflated the various branches of political Islam, 
not least by trying to link Iran to ISIS. 
“I consider ISIS nothing more than an excuse for Iran to continue its mischief,” 
said Mattis, in his CSIS speech. 

“Iran is not an enemy of ISIS.” 
In fact, Mattis told the audience, Iran is clearly in league with the Islamic State. 
“I would just point out one question for you to look into: 
What is the one country in the Middle East that has not been attacked by ISIS? 
One and it’s Iran.  
Now, there’s got—that is more than happenstance, I’m sure.”

Yet another member of Trump’s national security team who is obsessed with Iran is Pompeo, 

who will head the CIA. 

An oilman and a newcomer to Congress who rode Tea Party support to victory in Kansas’s 4th District in 2010, Pompeo is even newer to the world of foreign intelligence, 
joining the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence only in 2013, 
after doing a stint on the infamously ineffective Select Committee on Benghazi in 2012. 

Pompeo is for stepped-up domestic surveillance, 
and he’s called for the death penalty for Edward Snowden. 
“Mr. Pompeo is literally an extremist,” 
Steven Aftergood, a director at the Federation of American Scientists, told Bloomberg. 
“He has staked out extreme positions on intelligence surveillance, interrogation, 
and other areas that deviate from the mainstream consensus.”

Pompeo has been a fierce and uncompromising critic of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), 
the six-nation compact with Iran that placed severe, long-lasting restrictions on Tehran’s nuclear program. 

Last year, 
Pompeo circulated a letter written by 190 retired generals, admirals, and other military officers 
calling the accord “dangerous” and likely to lead to war. 

Since then, in a string of more than two dozen press releases, three op-eds, 
and numerous Fox News appearances, 
Pompeo has warned darkly about secret codicils in the accord that allegedly undermine its integrity. 
And just before his nomination to lead the CIA was announced, Pompeo tweeted, 
“I look forward to rolling back this disastrous deal with the world’s largest sponsor of terrorism.”

Can Trump and his generals, along with Pompeo, 

withdraw from or cancel the JCPOA? 
The deal, which took effect in 2015, 
led Iran to reduce by 98 percent its stockpile of low-enriched uranium, 
get rid of all its medium-enriched uranium, 
shut down its Arak heavy-water production plant and close its underground plant at Fordow, 
vastly reduce its overall production capability, 
and agree to intense scrutiny by international inspectors.

Mattis, for his part, 
has defended the JCPOA with faint praise. 
“We are just going to have to recognize that we have an imperfect arms control agreement. 
Second, that what we achieved is a nuclear pause, not a nuclear halt, 
and we’re going to have to plan for the worst,” 
he said last spring. 

But, provocatively, he went on to say that at the very least, 
what the United States is learning, 
under the JCPOA could aid the US Air Force in bombing runs and missile strikes. 
“If nothing else, at least we will have better targeting data if it comes to a fight in the future,” he said.

Rather than tear up the accord, 
which would alienate and anger the other signatories—
Russia, China, Great Britain, France, and Germany—
the Trump administration is more likely to opt for confronting Iran 
across a wide range of non-nuclear issues: 
its support for Hezbollah; 
its role in conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Afghanistan; 
its conventional military forces 
(including naval patrols in the Persian Gulf, a flashpoint); 
and its medium-range missile program. 

Trump should seek “an agreement with Iran to verifiably curb its regional aggression, 
state sponsorship of terrorism and domestic repression of human rights,” 
wrote former Senator Joe Lieberman and Mark Wallace 
of United Against Nuclear Iran in a Washington Post op-ed. 
“If Iran does not change course, 
the president-elect should make clear he is prepared to impose a new round of comprehensive secondary sanctions against Iran—and then to walk away, with cause, from the JCPOA.”

Lieberman, who endorsed Flynn’s book, 

spoke earlier this month at a Capitol Hill conference 
sponsored by the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran (MEK) 
to discuss regime change in Iran 
(the MEK, which spent years on the State Department’s list of terrorist groups, is widely considered to be a cult that has little or no influence among Iranians). 

“Elections have consequences,” said Lieberman. 
“I can tell you, when it comes to Iran, 
the change from Barack Obama to Donald Trump is a very hopeful one. 
Now we go to an administration that is not protective or defensive of the Iran agreement, 
but is ready to challenge it.”

One paradox for the new administration is how to resolve its policy toward Russia, 
especially in the context of what could develop into a showdown with Iran, 
Russia’s ally and a key participant in the wars in Syria and Iraq. 

Trump’s generals, 
especially Flynn, 
have placed themselves squarely in the anti-Russia camp, 
with Flynn—in The Field of Fight—
naming Russia as the chief instigator of anti-American aggression around the world, 
in league with Iran. Applause

“There is no reason to believe Putin would welcome cooperation with us; 
quite the contrary, in fact,” he writes. 
“Putin fully intends to do the same thing as, 
and in tandem with,
the Iranians: pursue the war against us.”

Yet, oddly, 

despite his portrayal of Russia as a dangerous adversary, 
Flynn has drawn criticism from both the left and the right 
for his frequent appearances on the Russian propaganda channel RT, Rofl
doing a paid speech for RT, 
and breaking bread two seats away from Russia’s authoritarian leader, Vladimir Putin, 
at an RT gala dinner in Moscow. 
(Asked by The Washington Post why he’d appear on RT, since it’s “state run,” 
Flynn replied, 
“Well, what’s CNN?”) 
And, like Trump, Flynn has suggested that the United States and Russia might work toward an entente.
 “How do we combine the United States’ national security strategy along with Russia’s national security strategy, despite all the challenges that we face?” asked Flynn.

One thing is certain, though. 
If, as seems inevitable, relations between the United States and Iran worsen under Trump, 
hard-liners in Iran will gain political strength. 

Already, President Hassan Rouhani, one of the architects of the JCPOA, 
is facing an uphill climb in his 2017 reelection bid. 
Escalating hostility from Washington will undermine Rouhani’s political standing 
and boost the fortunes of hard-liners, 
including among the Revolutionary Guard, 
who want to topple Rouhani 
and who’ve long argued that the United States can’t be trusted as a diplomatic partner. 

As the influence of the hard-liners in Iran grows, 
it’s more and more likely that provocative steps by Washington, 
including military ones, 
will be met by one-upmanship from Iran. 
That, in the end, is a formula for war.

RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - Wook - 02-04-2017
Quote:Three brothers who managed office information technology for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were abruptly relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed congressional computers without permission.

Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

Three members of the intelligence panel and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis. The two committees deal with many of the nation’s most sensitive issues and documents, including those related to the war on terrorism.

Also among those whose computer systems may have been compromised is Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida Democrat who was previously the target of a disastrous email hack when she served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 campaign.

RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - Vianova - 02-05-2017

in wooks last post

Abid,  Naughty
Imran,  Naughty
Jamal Awan  Naughty
were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday

But a Federal judge in Washington State just blocked Trump's ban on Muslims from 6 countries.

Quote:“The opinion of this so-called judge,  Reefer
which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country,
is ridiculous and will be overturned!” 
Trump tweeted.

Will Trump's Next Iran Sanctions Target China's Banks?
Quote:Friday, the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control 
sanctioned individuals and companies in three networks for 
“procuring technology and/or materials to support Iran’s ballistic missile program.”

The measures are partly in reaction to Iran’s January 29 test of an intermediate-range missile.

One of the three networks, 
headed by Iranian businessman Abdollah Asgharzadeh, 
contains Chinese individuals and their companies.

CNN reports that the Trump administration is planning at least another round of Iran sanctions. 
Those measures could—and should—hit Chinese banks. 

Unplugging Chinese financial institutions will shock global markets, 
but measures that leave them untouched will be ineffective.

Asgharzadeh, according to Treasury, 
has had dealings since 2013 with three “China-based brokers,” 
Richard Yue, Pimp
Jack Qin, Pimp
and Carol Zhou. Pimp

Yue works with Cosailing Business Trading Company, which provides, 
among other things, 
financial services to Asgharzadeh. 
Qin uses Ningbo New Century Import and Export Company to ship goods to the Iranian.

The sanctions imposed Friday on the three individuals and the two companies 
were initiated by the Obama administration and reflect decades-old attitudes 
about the best method of stopping Chinese proliferation. 
There are, however, two principal problems with these measures, 
which were designed to gently warn but not to inflict severe cost.

First, the most recent sanctions, like those in the past, were imposed on small fry. 
China’s small-fry individuals and entities for decades have been selling equipment, components, materials, 
and technology to Iran for its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs.

Beijing maintains one of the world’s most sophisticated monitoring systems of people inside its borders, 

so it either knows of the activities of proliferators on its soil or decides not to know. 
Either way, it is at the very least complicit in proliferant activity.

a very good article in the Japan Times  --- THAAD misiles sent to S Korea,
Trump talks tough.

much more at link
North Korea offers first foreign test to Trump administration

Quote:Reports last month said that North Korea had apparently built two missiles 
presumed to be ICBMs 
and placed them on mobile launchers for test-firing in the near future. 

It appeared to have intentionally leaked this news to send a “strategic message” to Trump 
just ahead of his inauguration, media reports said.

“I’m a little surprised there hasn’t already been some kind of provocation,” 
Steven Ward, who teaches political science at South Korea’s Chosun University, said of Pyongyang. 
“I doubt they are going to let him collect his bearings for long. 
They are going to want to know how Trump reacts to being pushed.”

But if he is pushed, little remains clear about how he will respond.

In conversations involving both President Barack Obama and Trump and his transition team, 
media reports characterized the outgoing administration as voicing a sense of urgency on North Korea, 
labeling it the top national security threat facing the U.S.

Beyond this, Trump has also used social media to express his anger at the North. 
When its leader, Kim Jong Un, 
proclaimed in January that the country was in the “final stage of preparation for the test launch” of an ICBM, Trump lashed out on Twitter, 
writing that it “won’t happen” —  Hi
though he has not given specifics of how he would prevent this.

Last week he dispatched defense chief James Mattis to South Korea and Japan, 
a move widely seen as seeking to reassure the anxious U.S. allies 
of the new administration’s commitment to the region amid the North’s saber-rattling — 
and Trump’s own criticisms of the alliances.

Mattis said Friday that any use of nuclear weapons by the North on the United States or its allies 
would be met with what he called an “effective and overwhelming” response.

The pointed remarks by Mattis likely signal a shift from the Obama administration Whip 
which oversaw a policy of “strategic Sheep  patience” 
in which Washington attempted to wait out a sanctions-crippled and recalcitrant Pyongyang.

That policy, observers say, has largely failed to halt the North’s progress on its nuclear and missile programs. 
Last year, it conducted more than 20 missile launches as well as two atomic tests — 
including its most powerful to date — 
moving the isolated nation closer to being able to mount a warhead on a missile 
capable of hitting the continental U.S.

“Strategic patience boiled down to not falling prey to North Korea’s own and far more effective strategy 
of provocation-negotiation-reaping concessions, 
while intermittently resorting to moral suasion to get China to rein in the Kim regime,” 
said Sung-Yoon Lee, 
an assistant professor of Korean studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

If Trump’s comments are any indication of the path he will take with the North — 
he has claimed that “China could solve this problem with one phone call” — 
he will likely ditch this strategy and attempt to heap more pressure on Beijing, the North’s only patron.

Indeed, Trump has blasted China for not doing enough on the issue, 
writing sarcastically on Twitter last month that 
“China has been taking out massive amounts of money & wealth from the U.S. in totally one-sided trade, 
but won’t help with North Korea. 

Sino-North Korean ties, however, 
remain a vastly more complicated matter than a mere master-vassal state relationship, analysts say.

“While China’s cooperation is necessary to place needed pressure on North Korea, 
we must also recognize that North Korea lives in the space created by Sino-U.S. strategic mistrust,” 
Scott Snyder, a senior fellow for Korea studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, 
told a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Jan. 31. 

“This means that China’s inadequate enforcement of sanctions will never meet U.S. expectations 
due to differing American and Chinese strategic interests on the peninsula.”

But Trump, who has also hammered China over “unfair” trade practices, 
Taiwan and the South China Sea, 
may be in for a surprise if he expects to make progress on any of these issues. 

Beijing regards both Taiwan and the South China Sea as non-negotiable “core interests,” 
and Trump’s insistence on returning to them could limit any leverage he may have 
on the North Korean nuclear issue.


Iran and North Korea.
you have to admit ... if the AyaGhoulah and Kim Jong Un were torched out of existence,
that would be ... Hmm2 ... not so bad  ... Hmm2 

Capture Kim Jong Un alive ... put him in a jail cell with El Chapo and OJ  Rofl

Give the AyaGhoulah Khamenei what he wants ... martyrdom.

It's not like we are going to suddenly go to war with these countries.
The war never ended, it never stopped, it just kept on ticking.
Human war is like the energizer bunny.
Keeps civilization on it's toes, ... either you keep on running or you use your guns.

The only good Kim Jong Un is a dead Kim Jong Un.

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Nassim Nicholas TalebBlockedUnblockFollowFollowing
Sep 16, 2016

The Intellectual Yet Idiot

What we have been seeing worldwide, from India to the UK to the US, is the rebellion against the inner circle of no-skin-in-the-game policymaking “clerks” and journalists-insiders, that class of paternalistic semi-intellectual experts with some Ivy league, Oxford-Cambridge, or similar label-driven education who are telling the rest of us 1) what to do, 2) what to eat, 3) how to speak, 4) how to think… and 5) who to vote for.

But the problem is the one-eyed following the blind: these self-described members of the “intelligentsia” can’t find a coconut in Coconut Island, meaning they aren’t intelligent enough to define intelligence hence fall into circularities — but their main skill is capacity to pass exams written by people like them. With psychology papers replicating less than 40%, dietary advice reversing after 30 years of fatphobia, macroeconomic analysis working worse than astrology, the appointment of Bernanke who was less than clueless of the risks, and pharmaceutical trials replicating at best only 1/3 of the time, people are perfectly entitled to rely on their own ancestral instinct and listen to their grandmothers (or Montaigne and such filtered classical knowledge) with a better track record than these policymaking goons.

Indeed one can see that these academico-bureaucrats who feel entitled to run our lives aren’t even rigorous, whether in medical statistics or policymaking. They can’t tell science from scientism — in fact in their image-oriented minds scientism looks more scientific than real science. (For instance it is trivial to show the following: much of what the Cass-Sunstein-Richard Thaler types — those who want to “nudge” us into some behavior — much of what they would classify as “rational” or “irrational” (or some such categories indicating deviation from a desired or prescribed protocol) comes from their misunderstanding of probability theory and cosmetic use of first-order models.) They are also prone to mistake the ensemble for the linear aggregation of its components as we saw in the chapter extending the minority rule.

The Intellectual Yet Idiot is a production of modernity hence has been accelerating since the mid twentieth century, to reach its local supremum today, along with the broad category of people without skin-in-the-game who have been invading many walks of life. Why? Simply, in most countries, the government’s role is between five and ten times what it was a century ago (expressed in percentage of GDP). The IYI seems ubiquitous in our lives but is still a small minority and is rarely seen outside specialized outlets, think tanks, the media, and universities — most people have proper jobs and there are not many openings for the IYI.

Beware the semi-erudite who thinks he is an erudite. He fails to naturally detect sophistry.

The IYI pathologizes others for doing things he doesn’t understand without ever realizing it is his understanding that may be limited. He thinks people should act according to their best interests and he knows their interests, particularly if they are “red necks” or English non-crisp-vowel class who voted for Brexit. When plebeians do something that makes sense to them, but not to him, the IYI uses the term “uneducated”. What we generally call participation in the political process, he calls by two distinct designations: “democracy” when it fits the IYI, and “populism” when the plebeians dare voting in a way that contradicts his preferences. While rich people believe in one tax dollar one vote, more humanistic ones in one man one vote, Monsanto in one lobbyist one vote, the IYI believes in one Ivy League degree one-vote, with some equivalence for foreign elite schools and PhDs as these are needed in the club.

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More socially, the IYI subscribes to The New Yorker. He never curses on twitter. He speaks of “equality of races” and “economic equality” but never went out drinking with a minority cab driver (again, no real skin in the game as the concept is foreign to the IYI). Those in the U.K. have been taken for a ride by Tony Blair. The modern IYI has attended more than one TEDx talks in person or watched more than two TED talks on Youtube. Not only did he vote for Hillary Monsanto-Malmaison because she seems electable and some such circular reasoning, but holds that anyone who doesn’t do so is mentally ill.

The IYI has a copy of the first hardback edition of The Black Swan on his shelves, but mistakes absence of evidence for evidence of absence. He believes that GMOs are “science”, that the “technology” is not different from conventional breeding as a result of his readiness to confuse science with scientism.

Typically, the IYI get the first order logic right, but not second-order (or higher) effects making him totally incompetent in complex domains. In the comfort of his suburban home with 2-car garage, he advocated the “removal” of Gadhafi because he was “a dictator”, not realizing that removals have consequences (recall that he has no skin in the game and doesn’t pay for results).

The IYI has been wrong, historically, on Stalinism, Maoism, GMOs, Iraq, Libya, Syria, lobotomies, urban planning, low carbohydrate diets, gym machines, behaviorism, transfats, freudianism, portfolio theory, linear regression, Gaussianism, Salafism, dynamic stochastic equilibrium modeling, housing projects, selfish gene, election forecasting models, Bernie Madoff (pre-blowup) and p-values. But he is convinced that his current position is right.

The IYI is member of a club to get traveling privileges; if social scientist he uses statistics without knowing how they are derived (like Steven Pinker and psycholophasters in general); when in the UK, he goes to literary festivals; he drinks red wine with steak (never white); he used to believe that fat was harmful and has now completely reversed; he takes statins because his doctor told him to do so; he fails to understand ergodicity and when explained to him, he forgets about it soon later; he doesn’t use Yiddish words even when talking business; he studies grammar before speaking a language; he has a cousin who worked with someone who knows the Queen; he has never read Frederic Dard, Libanius Antiochus, Michael Oakeshot, John Gray, Amianus Marcellinus, Ibn Battuta, Saadiah Gaon, or Joseph De Maistre; he has never gotten drunk with Russians; he never drank to the point when one starts breaking glasses (or, preferably, chairs); he doesn’t even know the difference between Hecate and Hecuba (which in Brooklynese is “can’t tell sh**t from shinola”); he doesn’t know that there is no difference between “pseudointellectual” and “intellectual” in the absence of skin in the game; has mentioned quantum mechanics at least twice in the past five years in conversations that had nothing to do with physics.

He knows at any point in time what his words or actions are doing to his reputation.

But a much easier marker: he doesn’t even deadlift.

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Not a IYI

From the reactions to this piece, I discovered that the IYI has difficulty, when reading, in differentiating between the satirical and the literal.

The IYI thinks this criticism of IYIs means “everybody is an idiot”, not realizing that their group represents, as we said, a tiny minority — but they don’t like their sense of entitlement to be challenged and although they treat the rest of humans as inferiors, they don’t like it when the waterhose is turned to the opposite direction (what the French call arroseur arrosé). (For instance, Richard Thaler, partner of the dangerous GMO advocate Übernudger Cass Sunstein, interpreted this piece as saying that “there are not many non-idiots not called Taleb”, not realizing that people like him are < 1% or even .1% of the population.)

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RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - Wook - 02-06-2017

Quote: Marty; I believe you are right. We are headed into civil war and the Democrats and press are determined to overthrow the government.
Trump’s ban on immigration was temporary until this can be investigated and proper procedures put in place. It is only a 120-day hold on allowing refugees into the country,  a 90-day bar on citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, with an indefinite ban on refugees from Syria. This is reasonable. It is not permanent. I would round up everyone protesting, arrest them, and deport them to California, then kick California out of the union. They get their water and electricity from outside the state. They could never stand on their own.
Quote:I agree. This is a temporary ban except on Syria. We cannot get on a plane without taking off our shoes and belts.  
They assume we are terrorists who cannot even have a bottle of water...Yet there should be open borders and no verification for people coming from these countries where terrorism is flourishing? Arresting all protesters and deporting them to California may be drastic and unconstitutional. It is getting very frustrating.
These people and the press are way out of control. They will not be satisfied until it is no longer the “United States” and becomes just the “States.”
The difference between a Democrat and an Independent is stark. The former cannot sleep at night, worrying about what others are doing, while Independents could care less what Democrats do as long as they shut up and leave the rest alone. From that perspective, yes, it might come down to petitioning the country for it will be torn apart at the seams. There is no place left on Earth where socialists have not dominated governments.
There is no freedom anymore. Unfortunately, our computer says the “United States” will break apart and you can see how the Democrats and press are determined to force their will upon the rest of the people who they call the “deplorables.”

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Dem Rep Waters: Trump 'Investigation' Underway; Evidence Not Required for Impeachment - Breitbart

Evidence not required ?
Utter Bull Shit !

By the way Maxie and Democrats
Sheep Sheep
Trump already has the Military covering his backside .
the Vets
ones with guns
and most of the Geographic U.S.A.

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RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - Wook - 02-07-2017

Records: Soros Fund Execs Funded Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John McCain, John Kasich, Lindsey Graham in 2016

RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - Vianova - 02-07-2017

What will probably happen is that China and Iran will probably both provoke the US,
almost simultaneously,
one right after the other, to double test US resolve under the Trump admin..

Russia is willing to wait right now and see how the Trump - Putin negotiations play out.
We really have to try and smooth things out at least a little bit with the Russians.

Keeping Russia pacified while attending to Iran and China would be very good idea.

Trump handled OReilly's recent interview questions on FOX about Putin very well IMO.
OReilly hit Trump with the ... Putin is a killer ... accusation {true}.
Trump simply put it out honestly ---- "you think America is innocent?"

America is certainly more innocent than Putin's overall actions, 
but Trump realizes that you have to look past that, because the US ain't no saint either,
in a world full of killers that run countries.

Trump is the only one who can go into meeting Putin with an open mind for hope and progress.

News talk today was about Trump and Putin discussing sanctions and Russia's nuclear arsenal.
Let's hope that all goes well, and some kind of warming of relations ensues.

Pence was talking about Iran today.
His comment was strikingly firm.
"We just aren't going to put up with them anymore"
in relation to their belligerence and overt threats and attacks.

Dealing with China forcefully will require a more peaceful relationship with Russia.
We definitely don't want to have to take on China and Russia,
in the coming global political power melee of confrontations. 

RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - Wook - 02-07-2017

[2/7/17]  PAUL JOSPEH WATSON–  An extensive new poll has found that 55 per cent of Europeans want to stop immigration from Muslim countries, with just 20 per cent supporting its continuation.A survey carried out by the Royal Institute of International Affairs think tank asked 10,000 Europeans in ten different countries if they agreed with the statement, “All further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped.”

55 per cent answered in the affirmative, 25% said they don’t know and just 20% said they disagreed with the statement.

Opposition to Muslim immigration is strongest in Poland, where 71% oppose it compared to just 9% who support it.

In France, which has experienced a number of horrific terror attacks over the last two years, 61% oppose Muslim immigration while just 16% support it.

In Germany, which has seen instances of mass molestation of women carried out by Muslim migrants, most notably in Cologne, 53% support a halt on Muslim immigration, while 19% oppose that view.

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The weakest support for halting Muslim immigration is in Spain, where 41% endorse the policy, although this is still a higher number than the 32% who don’t.

Even amongst young people aged 18-29, millennials who would be expected to hold leftist views, a majority of 44%-27% support a halt on Muslim immigration.

The poll is roughly in line with a recent Reuters/Ipsos survey conducted in the United States that found the majority of Americans support Donald Trump’s travel ban policy by a margin of 49-41%. This poll was conducted after protests took place at airports across the country.

Despite the best efforts of politicians on the left to obfuscate the link between Muslim immigration and exploding crime and rape statistics, the people who are actually living amidst this new form “cultural enrichment” have made it very clear that they don’t like it.

This poll proves that opposition to Muslim immigration in Europe is now the mainstream view.
With new elections in France, the Netherlands and Germany set to take place later this year, it remains to be seen how that resentment will translate into actual political change.

RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - Wook - 02-07-2017

The Swamp
would rather have a Civil War
than drain the swamp or Hang .

The Leftwing Has Placed Itself In The Trash Can Of History — Paul Craig Roberts

by Paul Craig Roberts
At a time when the Western world desperately needs alternative voices to the neoliberals, the neoconservatives, the presstitutes and the Trump de-regulationists, there are none. The Western leftwing has gone insane.

The voices being raised against Trump, who does need voices raised against him, are so hypocritical as to reflect less on Trump than on those with raised voices.

Sharon Kelly McBride, speaking for Human Rights First, sent me an email saying that Trump stands on the wrong side of “America’s ideals” by his prohibition of Muslim immigrants into the US.

My question to McBride is: Where were you and Human Rights First when the Bush/Cheney/Obama regime was murdering, maiming, orphaning, widowing, and displacing millions of Muslims in seven countries over the course of 4 presidential terms?

Why is it OK to slaughter millions of peoples, destroy their homes and villages, wreck their cities as long as it is not Donald Trump who is doing it?

Where does Human Rights First get off. Just another fake website, or is McBride seizing the opportunity to prostitute Human Rights First in hopes of donations from the DNC, the Soros’ NGOs, the Isreal Lobby, and the ruling One Percent?

Money speaks, and alternative voices need money in order to speak. As so many Americans are indifferent to the quality of information that they get, many alternative voices are thrown back to relying on whatever money is available. Generally, it is the money of disinformation, of information that controls the explanations in ways that favor and enhance the ruling oligarchy.
Is this the position in which McBride has placed Human Rights First?

Turn now to Truthout. This website says that Trump is demonizing Muslims by denying them immigration into the US. Where has Truthout been for the past 16 years? Did Truthout not notice that the George W. Bush regime said “We have to kill them (Muslims) over there before they (Muslims) come over here.”

Did Truthout not notice that Obama continued the policy of “killing them (Muslims) over there”?

How insane, how corrupt, does Truthout have to be to say that it is Trump who is demonizing Muslims?

Trump has not said that he wants to “kill them over there.” He has said that if the masses of peoples we have dislocated and whose families we have murdered want to come here, they might wish to exact revenge. Having made Muslims our enemies, it makes no sense to admit vast numbers of them.

According to Bush and Obama, we are supposed “to kill them over there,” not bring them “over here” where they can kill us as a payback for the murder machine we have run against them.

This is common sense. Yet, the deranged left says it is “racism.”

What happens to a country when the alternative voice is even more stupid and corrupt than the government’s voice?

RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - Vianova - 02-10-2017

Trump gets slammed by the Federal Court -- no ban on travel from 6 Muslim countries.
The ensuing clown infestation of talking bobbleheads on CNN and FOX,
follows every move Trump makes.

Trump and McCain trade verbal slashings over the Yemen raid.
I don't think it went as well as Trump made it out to be,
but it certainly wasn't as bad as McCain has dragged it out to be a failure.

Go up against seasoned experienced al-Qaeda fighters and you are going to have casualties.
Far more al-Qaeda fighters were killed to the one US death.
But the target  al-Qaeda leader escaped, and too many civilians were killed,
so the raid was not a success in that regard.
The claim is that high value intelligence was captured,
and McCain did not dispute that to my understanding.

I would say that we had better expect a lot more casualties as combat operations increase.

Excerpts from a lengthy article worth reviewing:
How America Could Stumble Into War With Iran

Quote:Days after the Trump administration sanctioned Iran, 
an Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander warned that 
“should the enemy make a mistake, our roaring missiles will rain down on them.” 

Days later a hardline Iranian MP named Mojtaba Zonour boasted that Tehran 
would respond to Washington’s “slightest aggression” 
by “razing to the ground”  Naughty
the U.S. military base in Bahrain. Rofl

And if the U.S. were to fire a missile at Tehran, he said, 
“Only seven minutes is needed for an Iranian missile to hit Tel Aviv.” 
After that Trump, 
not in reaction to Iran but in an attempt to defend himself against charges of being a lackey for Russia, 
tweeted that Iran was “#1 in terror.”

Over the last four decades the U.S. and Iran have regularly engaged in rhetorical, 
maritime, aerial, and proxy battles. 
More recently this cold war has also moved to cyberspace. 
Yet such brinksmanship, while at times close, has never deteriorated into a full-blown conflict. 
Given the confluence of explosive issues and explosive personalities, however, this time may be different.  

But rather than race toward a nuclear weapon, 
which would provoke a strong international reaction, 
Tehran is more likely to reduce cooperation with international inspectors 
and resume its nuclear activities—
under the pretext of a civilian energy program—
in a way that will accentuate fissures in the international coalition (known as the P5+1) 
that negotiated and enforces the nuclear deal.

I asked my Carnegie colleague Mark Hibbs—a renowned nuclear researcher—
how, specifically, Tehran might go about this. 
“If Tehran aimed to divide the P5+1 and aggravate Israel and Western countries,” 
Hibbs told me,
“it might do things not expressly forbidden by the JCPOA 
but that would not be in the spirit of the accord. 
Iran's scientists might do theoretical studies suggesting they are interested in nuclear weapons, 
enriching uranium with lasers, and plutonium metallurgy; 
Iran's diplomats might get suddenly tougher in negotiations with the IAEA 
over access to places inspectors want to visit.”

In essence Tehran will likely move deliberately enough to split the P5+1 coalition—

the U.S., China, Russia, France, Germany, and the U.K.—
between those who argue Iran must be further penalized for violating the nuclear agreement (Washington) 
and those (Beijing, Moscow, and most of Europe) 
eager to preserve the deal who argue more diplomacy, not pressure, is needed.

If you are worried about the Trump presidency ...
... just imagine Hillary Scream in office right now.


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Study: 1 in 5 Illegal Aliens Live in NYC, LA

According to the Pew Research Center’s data, a staggering 1.5 million illegal aliens are expected to live in the New York City and northern New Jersey region.

Likewise, about one million live in southern California, with Houston not too far behind.
Of Pew’s estimated 11.1 million illegal aliens living in the U.S., some 61 percent (or 6.8 million) live in 20 metropolitan areas.

In contrast, “only 36% of the total U.S. population lived in those metro areas,” as the Pew Research Center report notes.
Nearly a quarter of all foreign-born U.S. residents are illegally present, accounting for roughly 3.5 percent of the total U.S. population.

President Donald Trump has promised to not only build a U.S.-Mexico border wall, but also begin deporting illegal immigrants who have committed crimes in the past and those that have illegally re-entered.

Of the estimated 11.1 million illegal immigrants residing in the U.S., some 8 million are eligible for deportation under Trump’s prioritized deportation plan, as Breitbart Texas reported.

John Binder is a contributor for Breitbart Texas. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.

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Genius! Former Speaker Gingrich Has Way To Deal With Ninth Circuit!

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Study: 1 in 5 Illegal Aliens Live in NYC, LA

Isn't it Interesting
that Where Democrats Won the Vote
there are the Most Illegal's ?
Lol .
Voter Fraud Will be Proven !

RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - Wook - 02-10-2017

Quote:TEL AVIV – The New York Times in recent days has run numerous articles and opinion pieces advocating against designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization amid reports the Trump administration is debating doing just that.

The Muslim Brotherhood openly seeks to establish a worldwide Islamic caliphate based on Sharia law. While many Brotherhood wings reject the use of violence as a strategic tactic, preferring instead a sophisticated gradualist strategy to achieve their aims, the Brotherhood has spawned terrorist organizations – most notably Hamas – that adhere to its philosophy of a world order based on Islam. The Brotherhood was also a central player in the so-called Arab Spring, revolutions punctuated by violence across the Arab world.

Designating the Brotherhood a terrorist organization would add the U.S. to the growing list of nations to do so, including Muslim countries like Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

The Times’ propagation of the Brotherhood culminated in an editorial board piece published Thursday titled, “All of Islam Isn’t the Enemy.”

In the editorial, the newspaper warned designating the Brotherhood as a terrorist organization “would be seen by many Muslims as another attempt to vilify adherents of Islam.”  The paper claimed that

RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - rhw007 - 02-10-2017

Trumps' Ban on SEVEN countries did NOT come from Obama, but from the aftermath of FalseFlag of 911 as revealed by General Wesley Clark that Cheney & Co wanted for REGIME CHANGE in 7 countries in 5 years:

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Bob... Ninja Alien2

RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - Wook - 02-10-2017

Both Parties were in on 911
Not Trump .

RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - Vianova - 02-11-2017

In the meantime the media ramps up their daily tirade on Putin,
in reference to the impending meeting with Trump,
that may take place in Slovenia -- where Melania is from. 

The last few days saw an upsurge in US media focus on Putin.
Putin Critic, Who Said He Was Poisoned in 2015, Falls Into Coma
Quote:In Moscow, Mr. Kara-Murza, 35, 
has been in a coma and at the center of a politically hued medical mystery since Thursday 
as doctors puzzle over his symptoms while keeping him alive on artificial respiration.

Mr. Kara-Murza suffered similar symptoms in 2015 and later said he had been poisoned. 

Then, a French laboratory found elevated levels of heavy metals in his blood 
but was unable to pinpoint any specific poison.

Doctors determined the cause this time as “acute intoxication by an unidentified substance,” 
Mr. Kara-Murza’s wife, Yevgeniya Kara-Murza, said in an interview. 
His condition is stable but critical, she added.

“The onset was just as sudden as last time,” Ms. Kara-Murza said. 
“He is all surrounded by machines and covered in tubes.” 
Other than poisoning, she said, 
“we don’t see any other explanation.”

Ms. Kara-Murza said samples of her husband’s blood, hair and fingernails 
had been sent to laboratories in France and Israel in an effort to identify the mystery toxin.

After the 2015 episode, 
Mr. Kara-Murza recuperated in the United States and suffered lingering nerve damage for about a year, 
but returned to his political activism in Russia despite threats. 
The leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, for example, 
posted a photograph of Mr. Kara-Murza in cross hairs.

Last month, Mr. Kara-Murza submitted a letter critical of Mr. Putin’s government 
to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during cabinet confirmation hearings for Rex W. Tillerson, 
the secretary of state.

“There are higher risks than slander or imprisonment for those who oppose the regime,” 
Mr. Kara-Murza wrote. 
In Russia, he had been traveling to provincial cities to show a documentary about another Russian politician, 
Boris Y. Nemtsov, 
who was shot and killed on a Moscow bridge two years ago.
Litvinenko's widow cautions Trump over relations with Putin
Quote:Litvinenko also warned that the future of a serious challenger to Putin 
was in doubt Whip
after Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was this week found guilty of embezzlement, 
charges that he claims have been trumped up by the Kremlin.

Navalny had wanted to run for the Russian presidency, 
but may not be eligible now he has a criminal record - a five-year suspended prison sentence.

"They (the Russian opposition) can't protest openly ... 
they can't say anything ... 
they can't put anything on a blog or on Facebook because they'll be arrested. 
It's the lesson (sic) of the Russian government, 
since to make life as difficult as possible for the opposition," Litvinenko told DW.

That is amazing that the Litvinenko affair still resurges in the news.
 ... Hmm2 ... they must have gone out of their way with this interview timing,
just to drag Litvinenko's widow out of the wherever the heck she lives,
only to capture a face from the past that still haunts Putin repeatedly with bad press.

The Litvinenko murder was a media fascination and cold war circus horror comedy,
for people following the epic tragedy in the news for years.
It is the single most important event that follows Putin with endless recall of Kremlin killings.

and of course the Washington Post
Leaked Trump call to Putin
Quote:“The problems start when we get into concrete policies,” Makarkin said. 
“Trump is interested in reviewing the entire legacy of the Obama administration. 
He rejects even those things that may be mutually beneficial, 
like the New START treaty.” 

Moscow has limited hopes for Trump’s foreign policy Hmm2
and may be happy to see him spend more time focusing on his domestic goals, 
said Sergei Karaganov, 
a political scientist and dean of international relations at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

“There is some skepticism about whether he can actually deliver,” 
Karaganov said, referring to Trump.
 “The best scenario is that we would stop cursing each other Lol
and have a slightly more civilized relationship.”

There may be a chance for cooperation fighting the Islamic State 
and finding a deal on managing the Ukraine conflict, he said.

But, he added: “Russia is not controlled in any kinds of agreements on nuclear arms control.

Moscow has previously downplayed suggestions by Trump about reductions in nuclear arms, 
including the suggestion of a “grand bargain” 
following Trump’s interview with several European news agencies 
that suggested a nuclear arms treaty for sanctions relief. 

“They have sanctions on Russia — 
let’s see if we can make some good deals with Russia,” 
Trump was reported as saying, 
according to Reuters and other news outlets. 

“For one thing, I think nuclear weapons should be way down and reduced very substantially, that’s part of it. 
But Russia’s hurting very badly right now because of sanctions, 
but I think something can happen that a lot of people are going to benefit.” 

The Kremlin shot that down. 

“Tying the issue of sanctions and the issue of nuclear reductions would unlikely be possible 

in the future from the expert viewpoint,” 
Peskov said in a televised interview the day after Trump’s inauguration in January. 
“Our president has said repeatedly that the issue of sanctions is not on our agenda. 
Russia wasn't the initiator of this issue. 
And, in Putin's words, it won't be the one to initiate lifting the restrictions.” 

Putin isn't fazed a bit by any of it.
He too, must be thinking along the lines of Karaganov:

 “The best scenario is that we would stop cursing each other  Hi
and have a slightly more civilized relationship.”


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Quote:Chancellor Angela Merkel is setting aside €90m (£76m) in taxpayers’ money to create a fund which will pay migrants to withdraw their asylum applications and leave Germany voluntarily.

The handouts will form part of a 16-point plan to speed up the removal of rejected asylum seekers, after Tunisian migrant Anis Amri murdered a Polish lorry driver, hijacked his vehicle and drove it into a Christmas market in Berlin while awaiting deportation.

U.S. president Donald Trump told The Times that Merkel made a “catastrophic mistake” when she opened the doors to an unlimited number of migrants in 2015. Her vice-chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, later admitted that his superior had underestimated how difficult it would be to integrate migrants on such a grand scale, and that Germany had been plunged into a kulturkampf, or “cultural war”, as a result.

Germany rejected 170,000 asylum claims in 2016 but, according to the Mail, just 26,000 were repatriated. 55,000 more decided to leave voluntarily – apparently leaving 81,000 bogus applicants unaccounted for.

“We rely heavily on voluntary departures,” admitted Chancellor Merkel, who was announcing the package after falling behind the Social Democrats in polls for Germany’s upcoming elections.

RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - Wook - 02-11-2017

When former President Barack Obama said he was “heartened” by anti-Trump protests, he was sending a message of approval to his troops. Troops? Yes, Obama has an army of agitators — numbering more than 30,000 — who will fight his Republican successor at every turn of his historic presidency. And Obama will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House.
In what’s shaping up to be a highly unusual post-presidency, Obama isn’t just staying behind in Washingt...on. He’s working behind the scenes to set up what will effectively be a shadow government to not only protect his threatened legacy, but to sabotage the incoming administration and its popular “America First” agenda.
He’s doing it through a network of leftist nonprofits led by Organizing for Action. Normally you’d expect an organization set up to support a politician and his agenda to close up shop after that candidate leaves office, but not Obama’s OFA. Rather, it’s gearing up for battle, with a growing war chest and more than 250 offices across the country.
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When former President Barack Obama said he was “heartened” by anti-Trump protests, he was sending a message of approval to his troops. Troops? Yes,…


RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - rhw007 - 02-11-2017

(02-10-2017, 11:14 PM)Wook Wrote: Both Parties were in on 911
Not Trump .

I, and MANY here already KNOW that...I think. Hmm2

but it is the MEANSTREAM MEDIA that is forgetting what they had for lunch by time for supper comes around. Naughty

They are STILL forgetting these 7 countries were what Bush & Cheney WANTED for Targeted "Regime Change".

How'd that work out in Syria?  In Iran?

Bob... Ninja Bong7bp

RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - EA - 02-11-2017

Mexico Accedes Grown Architecture?