Saturday, May 28, 2016

A Crackpot Saudi Conspiracy Theory

Saudi Press: US Government Blew Up World Trade Centers as Pretext for Perpetual War

What in the World could have induced anyone to adopt such a silly idea?

And On Other Topics:

Robert Epstein: The Empty Brain

Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer

Maverick Philosopher: The Cogency of the 'Hillary is Worse' Defense

Russia Insider: Putin Crushes BBC Smartass

Tristan Harris: Are  you adicted to a cell pone app.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Trump : Vincent Foster’s death "very fishy" — Here's why



Attorney John H. Clarke, grand jury witness Patrick Knowlton, and researcher Hugh Turley who appear in the above video co-authored the final twenty pages of Ken Starr's Report on the Death of Vincent W. Foster, Jr. (see video below, for how this dissenting statement came to be attacked to the Starr report.).



WND: Trump's Trump's Vince Foster attack backed by new evidence
NEW YORK – As Donald Trump revives the two-decade old Vince Foster case, the charge that the cause of death of the top aide and close friend of the Clintons may not have been suicide has once again been dismissed as the stuff of “right-wing conspiracy theory.”

But less than three months ago, WND reported a resignation letter surfaced from the lead investigator in independent counsel Robert Fiske’s investigation of the Foster case, Miguel Rodriguez, outlining evidence of his charge that the case was fixed.

Thirteen years ago, WND reported Rodriguez, an assistant U.S. attorney, made an audio recording in which he charged the suicide ruling was predetermined, the crime scene was altered and major newspaper editors killed stories by reporters pursuing the truth.

“This whole notion of [Fiske and Starr] doing an honest investigation is laughable,” Rodriguez says in the tape.
In his resignation letter, Rodriquez refers to photographs showing a wound on Foster’s neck that was not mentioned in Starr’s official government report.
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The Death of Vincent Foster

By Michael Rivero

Evidence Of A Cover-up

INTRODUCTION

This is the story that nobody dares touch. This is the story that ended my career in Hollywood back in 1994.
Despite having reported the discovery of Dr. Haut's signed report confirming the existence of a second wound to Vincent Foster's neck, radio host Rush Limbaugh to this very day refers to Vincent Foster's death as a suicide.
Even Matt Drudge, when presented with the FBI records proving that the FBI fraudulently manufactured Lisa Foster's recognition of the gun found at Fort Marcy Park, refused to get involved, opting instead for a story accusing Sidney Blumenthal of domestic violence (for which Drudge was then sued and made famous).

UPDATE NOVEMBER 2014
Courtesy of a reader in Toronto.
It only took them twenty years to catch up with me, but it is nice to see!
So, what would had happened if Rush Limbuagh and Matt Druge, not to mention ABCNNBBCBS had had the courage to report this story back in 1994? I would have kept my film career, of course, but beyond that, we might have avoided three Presidential administrations convinced that they could do whatever they wanted to do and get away with it, whether it was murdering the White House Deputy Council, lying about Saddam's nuclear weapons to start a war of conquest, or scamming us all with 9-11, or human-caused global warming, Obamacare, etc.
There is a funny line in the first "Men in Black" movie where Agent K says that the tabloids are the best reporting on the planet. The Examiner just proved him right! :)

UPDATE:
Pat Knowlton's audio tapes of Miguel Rodriguez confirming the deceptions and cover-up in the Vince Foster Case.


UPDATE: Allan Favish's FOIA yields more photos.

Allan Favish's Freedom Of Information Act lawsuit achieved a breakthrough recently when a Federal District Judge ordered 5 of the 10 crime scene Polaroid photographs released. One of these is no doubt the photo of the dark blued steel revolver and Foster's hand previously leaked by the White House to Reuter's News Service. But the other four are photos not publicly seen before.
Here is the judge's order.


THE EVENTS SURROUNDING THE DEATH OF VINCENT FOSTER

On July 20, 1993, six months to the day after Bill Clinton took office as President of the United States, the White House Deputy Council, Vincent Foster, told his secretary Deborah Gorham, "I'll be right back". He then walked out of his office, after offering his co-worker Linda Tripp, the leftover M&Ms from his lunch tray.
That was the last time Vincent Foster was seen alive.
Contrary to the White House spin, Vincent Foster's connection to the Clinton's was primarily via Hillary, rather than Bill. Vincent and Hillary had been partners together at the rose law firm, and allegations of an ongoing affair had persisted from the Little Rock days to the White House itself.
Vincent Foster had been struggling with the Presidential Blind trust. Normally a trivial matter, the trust had been delayed for almost 6 months and the U.S. trustee's office was beginning to make noises about it. Foster was also the keeper of the files of the Clinton's Arkansas dealings and had indicated in a written memo that "Whitewater is a can of worms that you should NOT open!"
But Vincent's position at the White House did not sit well with him. Only days before, following a public speech stressing the value of personal integrity, he had confided in friends and family that he was thinking of resigning his position. Foster had even written an outline for his letter of resignation, thought by this writer to have been used as the center portion of the fake "suicide note". Foster had scheduled a private meeting with Bill Clinton for the very next day, July 21, 1993 at which it appeared Foster intended to resign.
Vincent Foster had spent the morning making "busy work" in his office and had been in attendance at the White House announcement of Louis Freeh as the new head of the FBI earlier in the day (passing by the checkpoint manned by White House uniformed guard Styles).
This is a key point. The White House is the most secure private residence in the world, equipped with a sophisticated entry control system and video surveillance system installed by the Mitre Corporation. Yet no record exists that Vincent Foster left the White House under his own power on July 20th, 1993. No video of him exiting the building exists. No logbook entry shows he checked out of the White House.
Several hours after he was last seen inside the White House, Vincent Foster was found dead in Fort Marcy Park, in a Virginia suburb just outside Washington D.C.
The death was ruled a suicide (the first major Washington suicide since Secretary of Defense James Forrestal in 1949), but almost immediately rumors began to circulate that the story of a suicide was just a cover-up for something much worse.
The first witness to find the body insisted that there had been no gun near the body. The memory in Foster's pager had been erased. Critical evidence began to vanish. Many witnesses were harassed. Others were simply ignored. There were even suggestions that the body had been moved, and a Secret Service memo surfaced which reported that Foster's body had been found in his car! The official reports were self-contradictory.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Conformity Bias, Media Cucks and Self-Hating White People

The mainstream media are almost exclusively for the global empire and the destruction of the sovereign, democratic nation state. The most powerful states are countries of European or majority European ethnicity. The destruction of these states is thus a priority of the globalist elite and is being pursued by means of a program of white genocide.

As discussed here, the project for the destruction of the European peoples is two-pronged:

First, it aims at the suppression of the fertility of the indigenous European population through the promotion of abortion and contraception, and the legalization and encouragement of virtually every known form of sexual perversion. This is precisely Malthus's alternative to starvation as a control on population. He called it vice. In addition is much lying about the population explosion although in reality every single European majority nation is severely reproductively dysfunctional, with a fertililty rate far below the replacement rate.

Second, it promotes European population replacement by a mass influx of non-European immigrants of highly philoprogenitive people from Africa, Asia and the Middle-East. Libyan women in Britain, for example, have an average of more than five children, or about three times as many as their indoctrinated English sisters. Bangladeshi women in Britain, though less fecund than the Libyans, nevertheless manage to raise more children in Britain than their sisters at home in Bangladesh.

Thus, as Bill Clinton stated in a commencement address deleivered at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon June 13, 1998: 
Today, largely because of immigration, there is no majority race in Hawaii or Houston or New York City. Within five years, there will be no majority race in our largest state, California. In a little more than 50 years, there will be no majority race in the United States. No other nation in history has gone through demographic change of this magnitude in so short a time … [These immigrants] are energizing our culture and broadening our vision of the world. They are renewing our most basic values and reminding us all of what it truly means to be American.
This process is now openly applauded by the mainstream media. As, for example, by this cuck from the Guardian who is counting the days until the "dying white majority" in America no longer exists.

But why, you may ask, if the white majority in Germany, Britain, America, etc. are being targeted for genocide do they not rise up in unanimous revolt? The explanation is to be found in an important cultural phenomenon, which the globalists are no doubt making use of. It is the phenomenon  of "conformity bias," and it is time for the European people to take advantage of this effect and turn the tables on the media cucks and Treason Party political leadership who seek their destruction.

Conformity bias is evident in chimps. If there are two ways to do some mundane thing, any particular group of chimps will eventually settle on just one way to do that thing, while other groups will settle on doing it the other way. Thus, in any group, everyone conforms to one pattern of behavior.

Just as chimps like to go with the flow, so do humans. This explains the phenomenon of today's self-hating white racist, and also the self-hating Jew in an anti-Semitic environment. They are simply conforming to the propaganda most vigorously asserted in the public realm. In the case of anti-white racism and genocide propaganda, the corporate media and the educational establishment are virtually unanimous in pushing the anti-white hate speech line.

Exposed to constant media hatred, whether anti-Semitism or anti-white hate speech, the most sensitive or least well informed souls of the target group will adopt the memes of the dominant propagandists, and thus help drive the process leading to their own extinction. Today, the European peoples are in a headlong lemming-like rush to self-destruction.

To stem this tide and punish those driving this monstrous criminal endeavor, the anti-white cucks must be relentlessly condemned and vigorously repaid in kind (so yes, keep calling the fuckers cucks, they hate it, but if sufficiently pressured  they will be compelled to join their own side.)

And it's not just the overt anti-white racists to be confronted. It's the H1b visa crowd, the Zuckerbergs and Gates's, and all the other Silicon valley billionaire and millionaire shits too mean to employ Americans, plus the foolish twits who blather about the glories of ethnic food, as if you have to import a million West Indians before you can enjoy fried chicken. And all the morons who drivel about diversity is our strength.

But none of this should be understood as hatred for immigrants, legal immigrants, anyhow. Immigrants are people going where they legally may in pursuit of their own interest. In fact it is in the interests of Western nations targeted for destruction to engage the support, not the hostility, of legal immigrants, provided only that those legal immigrants are ready to integrate into the indigenous society not seek to replace it with their own. Settler immigrants boasting of their plan to dominate the people of Europe should be given an unceremonious boot in the arse and returned to sender.

PostScript
 EuroAmericans for Hillary Clinton are like chickens for Colonel Sanders. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Twelve Reasons Brits Won't Brexit. Or How Great Nations Die

If Britain left the EU, it would:
David Camoron, Leading cancer scientist
1. "Put cancer research at risk" claim leading scientists
2. Crash the property market, Landlords say
3. "Make ISIS happy," David Camoron says 
4. Resurrect Adolf Hitler and lead  to WWIII and pesky V2 rockets once again raining down on London,  David Camoron says  (Though why Brits care about London is hard to see, since there's only foreigners there now.)
5. Allow Vladimir Putin and his bud Kim Jong Un Hinged to rule the World, David Camoron says  
6. Turn the whole of Southern England into a jungle camp for Syrian refugees, David Camoron says 
Camoron's finance minister, George, Yer-
all-gonna-starve-if-you-vote-Brexit, Osborne
Image source
7. Cost every British household four thousand, three hundred quid, and threepence halfpenny, David Camoron says 
8. Make nearly everyone immediately redundant, David Camoron says 
9. Allow mad scientists at CERN to create a black hole that will swallow the entire planet before Christmas, contrary to CERN's lying PR office
10. Cause an immediate and catastrophic increase in global warming, Obarmy, say
11. Be a futile attempt to resurrect Britain's "obsolete" democratic, sovereign, nation state, Obarmy, say and anyone who thinks otherwise is a racist, white-supremacist, warmongering son-of-a-nigger-bashing slave owner, and what's worse, an opponent of corporate global governance, aka the TPIP, a trade deal so beneficial to humanity that no one is allowed to read the terms, not even the legislators who have to vote it in (but don't worry about them, their pockets are well stuffed. Plus they get free haircuts and gas.)
12. Be "separatism," Justin Trudeau says

(Which reminds me of the response of a bowler-hatted Londoner in a long ago man-in-the-street television news interview when asked about Canada: "Canada" he said, "Canada, who gives a damn about Canada."

Sadly Londoners are no longer English, no longer wear bowler hats, and no longer give a damn about England, but are all agog, apparently, to receive advice from Canada's pipsqueak premier and supplier of lethal arms to Nazis in Ukraine, and floggers and head choppers in the very undemocratic sovereign Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.)

And this just in. Mark Carney, Britain's Canadian central bank governor warns Brexit could result in interest rates going up, or for God's sake, down. Wow, so they'll be screwed either way. LOL.

Crazy, isn't it?

Undefeated in 950 years, the chief creators of the modern world, wildly enthusiastic about James Thomson's glorious anthem to British independence (set to the music of Thomas Arne in 1740), what the majority of Brits will vote for in the referendum, is to be Euro-Peons, their Parliament made redundant by an unelected council in Strasbourg about which nine tenths of the British population are entirely unaware, their freedom of speech increasingly restricted by an undemocratic European Union that cannot secure its own borders and which takes its foreign policy direction from the United States, contrary to its own security and economic interests.

Next thing, the poor brainwashed residue of a great nation will be pleading for sharia law.



Related:

Daily Mail: Camoron's own party members ssay Brexit warning and threaten revolt

Express: 12 MILLION Turks say they’ll come to the UK once EU deal is signed

Telegraph: Britain 'could liberate Europe again' by voting for Brexit and sparking populist revolution

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Profits of Genocide

All Western states have a policy on population and immigration that constitutes nothing less than a program of national genocide. Understanding this brute fact is not difficult. The analysis involves math so elementary that even those largely confused by New Math or Common Core (Rotten Core) should be able to understand it. There are two elements to the program:

First, the suppression of the fertility of the indigenous population through the promotion of abortion and contraception, and the legalization and encouragement of virtually every known form of sexual perversion. This is precisely Malthus's alternative to starvation as a control on population. He called it vice.

Second, mass immigration of highly philoprogenitive people from Africa, Asia and the Middle-East. Libyan women in Britain, for example, have an average of more than five children, or about three times as many as their indoctrinated English sisters. Bangladeshi women in Britain, though less fecund than the Libyans, nevertheless manage to raise more children in Britain than their sisters at home in Bangladesh.

So you drive the fertility of the Western nations far below the replacement rate, while causing a population explosion through mass immigration. The net result? Population replacement, which is to say the destruction of the Western nations.

But why?

Do Western elites so hate their plebeian co-nationals that they seek deliberately to destroy them. So it appears. "We are a plague on the World," says popular BBC natural history presenter David Attenborough, and so many others respected members of the elite, including Barack Obama's science policy advisor, John Holdren, an advocate of forced abortion and sterilization.

But what these supposed geniuses never acknowledge is the ongoing population bust throughout the West, where every nation has a below replacement fertility rate. Thus, while tens of millions of high fertility Third Worlders pour into the Western nations with every encouragement from the the billionaires club (and here, and here) and their agents in political office, the indigenous populations are rapidly aging and shrinking, with the result that on current trends they will be eclipsed by the immigrant populations within a generation, their only hope of posterity being to mate with an immigrant, apparently.



But while David Cameron, the Eton and Oxford trained toff who, after asserting before becoming British Prime Minister that immigration "must be gripped," has presided over the greatest immigration flow to Britain in the nation's history, surely couldn't care less about the mass of stinking Briton's, he most surely cares about the tax avoiding Money Power that profits by immigration. The way the Money Power profits is threefold.

First, if you raise the supply of anything then, all other things being equal, you lower the price. Thus increasing the supply of labor through immigration lowers wages, and as David Ricardo noted: "wages and profits, together, are always the same." Or put more that clearly: cheap labor, big profits.

Second, a booming population creates demand for housing, maternity hospitals, schools, roads, universities, and much else beside. All that demand, mostly funded out of taxpayers' pockets, is what keeps thousands of the friends of governments provided with profitable construction contracts and windfall profits from land development.

Third, an immigrant population has the great advantage of being almost entirely innocent of dangerous Western ideas about free speech, the rights of an Englishman, equality before the law, or labour solidarity. No, these new Brits understand the corrupt state perfectly well and are quite willing, and well prepared to work with it, since it is the poverty of a corrupt state from which they seek relief in the West — temporarily. In the long run, the outcome is obvious. Wages, human rights, workplace health and safety standards will equalize between the West and the Rest, with no gains and mostly losses to the people of the West.

So can the West avoid cultural destruction, population replacement, and Third-Worldization of its economy? It would probably require the Ceaucescu treatment for the leadership to effect any real change in the thinking of the elite as a whole — the surviving remnant of it, that is.

Related:

Murder or Suicide? The Death of Germany..
But who cares? Only the far-right-wing extremist, racist Nazis, apparently.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Dumb-Arse Italians Only Just Realized You Gotta Have Babies or Your People Go Extinct

The Italians birth rate crashed in the late 60's and has been way, way below the replacement rate ever since. Currently, Italy's fertility rate is about two-thirds of the replacement rate, but that rate depends in large part on the fertility of the immigrant population: people such as the Libyans who have about three-times as many children as their Italian "sisters." No wonder the Pope sucks up Muslims: the Vatican will soon be a fortress within a Muslim state. 

"English" children in London borough of Newham. Image source.
Actually, the Italians are not quite as dumb as all the other Euro states. At least the Italians have now acknowledged that they're dying out. All the other European states, including the US, Canada and Australia, are not only dying off but blathering inanely about the population explosion, promoting the abortion of their own children, teaching any children that nevertheless get born how to engage in every kind of sexual perversion, and congratulating themselves on their wonderful racial inclusiveness as they bring in millions upon million so of highly fertile Africans, Asians and Middle-Easterners — mainly children and adults of child-bearing age, to take their place.

Will the Italian response to the crisis of population implosion work? Almost certainly not. They're gonna increase the child allowance for poor people. Since the immigrants from Africa are the poorest people in Italy, the new policy will simply hasten the replacement of the Italians by people from elsewhere.

The immigrants are mostly good people, no doubt, but they're not Italians. That's a good thing, according to Barack Obama who just visited England to tell the British people that their national sovereignty is "obsolete." In Obama's view, the ethnic cleansing of the English from their great cities — genocide, that is — is a good thing.

Those whom the gods* wish to destroy, they first make liberals.

* Actually, not the gods, but the university professors and administrators and the scoundrel globalist elite who own them.

Related: 

Breitbart: Council on Foreign Relations Ornament, Angelina Jolie, tells Brits time to commit national suicide: stick with the EU and keep the immigrants coming

CanSpeccy: Benign Genocide of the Western Nations: The Role of Planned Reproductive Dysfunction

Daily Mail: Cockneys disappear from London borough of Newham as 70,000 immigrants move in.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Homo sapiens: the Ape With Nukes. Or Are We Really the Smartest Animals Alive?

In his excellent book Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are? Frans de Waal tells of the chimp Ayumu who could memorize a random layout of the digits one through nine when shown them for a mere one fifth of a second, a task impossible for most if not all humans. So we aren't very smart at some of the tasks that might feature in an inter-specific IQ test.

It might be argued that visual memory is hardly a measure of smart. But animals do all sorts of other things that humans can do barely or not at all. Hunt moths by echolocation like a bat, for example. What's more, animals do pretty well at solving problems: the New Caledonian crow, for example, being better at solving a variety of puzzles than the average seven-year-old human.

But whatever one may say about the intelligence of animals, none have been smart enough to build the bomb, or describe the motion of the planets. So what makes us effectively smarter than the animals, even if our IQ is not nearly so much higher than that of other animals as most people think?

Evolution? Image source
The answer is language. That humans have somewhat larger brains, though not by that much, than other apes is an evolutionary development almost certainly related to, and driven by the benefits of, language acquisition.

As I have previously discussed, the gift of language grants humanity a power almost equal to that of telepathy. For direct mind-to-mind communication, there is no need for everyone to have a chip in their head as some have supposed. All that's required is the ability to think in symbols, and to express those symbols by verbal utterance or other means. Then, to create the same thought in your head as in mine, I have simply to think out loud. Thus, if I say, "elephants never forget," what you'll hear is "elephants never forget," which is my thought exactly.

Language thus creates a group mind. Experience of one becomes the knowledge of all. Knowledge passes between the generations, and beyond the bounds of the tribe. Your solution to the problem of extracting honey from the bees' nest without being stung can become my solution too, without my ever seeing you perform the trick. With that one step, a dim-witted ape became master of a wealth of knowledge far beyond the experience of a single individual or a single generation.

The verbal sharing of knowledge meant improved human survival, larger populations, the development of urban civilization, the complexity of which gave rise to a need for record keeping, which led naturally to the invention of writing.

Writing provided the means to the next big step in the evolution of human "smartness." It led to the transmission of experience and ideas over both time and space. Knowledge now passed easily down the generations and between tribes, cities and nations. With the accumulation and dispersal of literary, historical and technical writings, the intelligence of a person of any accomplishment ceased to be a product chiefly of that individual's own experience and cerebration, but of the civilization in which that individual was raised.

And now there is the Internet, which makes civilizational distinctions obsolete. All human knowledge is available to everyone, everywhere at virtually no cost. Even a poorly financed terrorist organization has the potential to deploy weapons of mass destruction. The world is at the threshold of an era during which all kinds of freaks and crazies will be able to wreak havoc upon the world. In Washington, Moscow or Beijing, one of them may already have their finger on the button marked Armageddon. All that power in the hands of an animal with a mind comparable to that of a crow and in some ways inferior to the brain of a chimp.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Getting the Relationshiop Between Economic Theory and Economic Performance Arse-Backwards

Over at the Unz Review, Eamonn Fingleton argues that Donald Trump will beat the Heck outa Hillary because he understands the economy, whereas she has been closely connected with the ruling elite that, for 25 years, has failed to understand, or therefore prevent, the disaster of American deindustrialization and off-shoring of jobs, a failure Fingleton attributes to faulty economic assumptions. In particular, he says:
Anglophone textbooks have traditionally identified just three key factors of production – capital, labor, and land. Now a further factor has emerged that plays a decisive role in the relative competitiveness of modern nations, blah, blah blah. 
And until now, nobody knew this? As if.
No, the idea that America’s economic decline can be attributed to bad economics has things arse-backwards.
As Harvard economist J.K. Galbraith made clear decades ago, the function of economics is not to steer the economy but to rationalize for the public whatever direction the elite has decided the economy must go.
Today, globalization, i.e., destruction of the democratic, sovereign nation state, accompanied by the concentration of power in the hands of bankers and oligarchs operating via global institutions such as the UN, the WTO, etc., etc., is the objective to be concealed. Economists, liberally rewarded with newspaper columns, Nobel prizes, extremely lucrative textbook contracts (at the expense of students required to purchase their outrageously expensive and essentially worthless books) and Ivy League university chairs, merely provide the cover up.
So Western elites are not wrong about the economy, they just don’t care about the economy as a source of income to the masses. What they care about is the continued concentration of wealth under their own control or the control of those who pull their strings.
That their policies undermine Western prosperity and power means nothing to them. The end game is global governance mediated by local governments subject to corporate control via trade agreements, and global institutions.
Hence Obama’s notice to the British: “sovereignty is obsolete,” which is to say: "I declare your independence as a democratic nation state finished." And the same goes for American sovereignty. National governments must no longer serve the people, they must serve the Treason Party representing the plutocratic global elite. 
The key question about Trump is whether he is a true American patriot or a covert Treason Party alternative to the discredited Bush-Clinton duopoly. The answer to that question will likely determine not only the fate of the European people as a racial and cultural group, but whether we are to have peace or war with Russia and China.

Bill Still: The Genocide of the Europeans

Canada Would Rather Burn Than Accept Russian Help

Castanet, Kelowna, BC, May 8, 2016: The Trudeau government has yet to respond to an offer by Russia to dispatch massive water bombers and fire fighting specialists to battle the growing inferno around Fort McMurray, Alta.

The proposal was made late last week by Vladimir Puchkov, the Russian minister of emergency measures.

A spokesman for Russia's embassy in Ottawa, Kirill Kalinin, said Sunday that they continue to stand "ready to help our Canadian partners to fight the ongoing wildfires in Alberta."

The offer involves sending converted Ilyushin Il-76 transport planes — the kind occasionally leased by the Canadian military — that can dump as much as "42 tons of fire retardant into fire spots," according to a statement on the web site of Russia's Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters.

In addition, Moscow said it has "rescuers and specialists with necessary equipment" ready to help on the ground, if need be.

There has been a diplomatic chill between Canada and Russia since Moscow's annexation of Crimea in the spring of 2014, but since the election the Liberal government has said it wanted a constructive relationship with President Vladimir Putin's government.

Speaking on CTV's Question Period on Sunday, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the fire, which is expected to cover up to 3,000 square kilometres by the end of the day, continues to grow. But he made no mention of the Russian overture — or any other potential pitch of international assistance.

"It's big. It's out of control and the end is not in sight," Goodale told the news program.

The Department of Global Affairs was asked about the Kremlin's offer and whether other countries had extended similar proposals, but no one was immediately available to comment.

Canadian officials did tell Russian media that the proposal was being studied.

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Meantime, Canada's International Development Agency (CIDA) is one of the top funders of the Kiev-based, anti-Putin Hromadske.TV network.

And former Canadian Liberal Party leader and Harvard University Professor Michael Ignatieff is headed for Hungary to run a Soros-funded "international" (i.e., globalist) graduate university.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Bitter Republican Losers for Hillary: Or Why the Neocons Hate Trump

Hillary Clinton is now threatened by her own party leadership, which realizes she could lose the Presidential election to Donald Trump and is, therefore, thinking about replacing her as the party's nominee.

To counter this threat,  the Clinton campaign has come up with an anti-Trump ad, featuring a parade of GOP losers, from Mitt Romney to the egregious warmonger Lindsey Graham, plus other also rans in the Republican presidential nomination contest, JEB, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz, all heaping contempt and loathing on their party's presidential candidate.

This raises two questions. Will potential Democrat voters really be swayed by what a bunch of bitter Republicans have to say against their own Party leader? And, more interesting, why do so many of the Republican leadership so hate their own presumptive presidential nominee that they now appear as advocates for their supposed Democratic Party opponent?

The answer to the second question is that for the past 24 years, the Republicans and the Democrats have been two parties with one overriding policy; namely, the destruction of the democratic and sovereign nation state, including America, in a process of universal genocide, the objective being the subordinating of all humanity to corporate rule. But what Donald Trump revealed in a speech on foreign policy delivered at the invitation of the Center for the National Interest, is his intent to trash the entire Neocon Republicrat consensus project.

As one commentator summarized the speech:
To everyone’s surprise... «the Donald» did not have anything to say about his position on various subjects, aimed at satisfying one lobby or another, but instead delivered an analysis of US policy and describing its total overhaul.

According to Trump, it was a fundamental error to have attempted to export by force the Western democratic model to people who had no interest in it. He delivered a criticism of a neo-conservative ideology ...

After having denounced the gigantic human and economic waste of the Neo-conservative policy, for the countries concerned as well as for the United States themselves, he continued with an indirect attack on the «military-industrial complex», blaming the general excess of weapons in the world. There was no mistake – for the first time since the assassination of John Kennedy, a presidential candidate was denouncing the omnipotence of the arms manufacturers, who have eaten up almost all of US industry.
...

With a certain sense of provocation, Donald Trump placed his project for a new foreign policy under the slogan «America First», by reference to the association of the same name which existed before the Second World War. This group remains in peoples’ memories as a Nazi lobby which attempted to prevent the «Land of Freedom» from going to the help of the British, who were under attack by the perpetrators of the anti-Jewish genocide. In reality, «America First», which was indeed diverted from its mission by the US extreme right, was originally a huge association created by the Quakers [who] denounced the World War as a confrontation between imperialist powers, and consequently refused to take part.

And so the adversaries of Donald Trump are presenting him in a false light. He is absolutely not an isolationist like Ron Paul, but a genuine realist.

Donald Trump was not a politician until now, but a real estate promoter, a businessman and a television presenter. This absence of a political past allows him to envisage the future from an entirely new angle, without being bound by any previous engagement. He is a dealmaker, the sort that Europe met in Bernard Tapie in France and Silvio Berlusconi in Italy. Two men not without fault, but who renovated the exercise of power in their own countries by shaking up the ruling classes.
America's ruling class, clearly does not appreciate anyone intent on shaking them up.

Related:

JEB Bush: In November, I will not vote for Donald Trump

Breitbart: New World Order Spox, Barack Obama, "Britain's sovereignty is outdated."

Yahoo.News: First Muslim Mayor of Londonistan

Orrazz.com: David Cameron has no intention of withdrawing his claim that Donald Trump was “divisive, stupid and wrong” to call for a ban on Muslims entering the US, Downing Street has said

The New American: Leaked TTIP Deal to Merge U.S. and EU Triggers Outrage

Monday, May 2, 2016

A Glasgow Primary School Without a Single Scottish Pupil: Proof That Mass Immigration Means Genocide

Daily Mail: May 2, 2016: A Glasgow primary with 222 pupils has no native Scots in the school, it was revealed today.

Annette Street School is pleading for cash to help teach its Roma, Eastern European and Asian children, who don't speak English as a first language. Overall, 181 of the school's 222 pupils are from Romania or Slovakia.

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Meantime, in Open Entry America, Mexican kids show their respect for the host nation with obscene shouts and gestures

And in Germany, the Migrant Rape Crisis Worsens.

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Irish Savant: Luvvies fight for the spoils

'Multicultural society' is an oxymoron. If it's a society it cannot be multicultural and vice versa. Because under multiculturalism each race/culture (excluding of course Whites of Christian stock) fights for its own, having little or no concern for the welfare of broader 'society'. Take the current contest for Mayor of London. It's between a Muslim and a Jew, who growl and snarl at one another as they feast on the mangy carcass of what had once been the world's greatest city and the embodiment of the British people. A people who can now but look on helplessly as the spoils of office wait to be dished out by one of the tribalists representing two very different forms of parasite - the brown/black welfare parasites (Sadiq Khan) and the financial parasites of the City (Zac Goldsmith). Read more

Saturday, April 30, 2016

How Globalization Enriches the Money Power While Undermining the Prosperity of Almost Everyone Else

Globalization is driven by international corporations seeking what in economics jargon is known as "increasing returns to scale." What "increasing returns to scale" means is an increase in profit margin with increasing market share. A consequence of the increasing returns to scale achieved by some corporations through globalization is the retardation or reversal of economic development in all but the most advanced sectors of the most advanced economies.

How returns increase with scale, i.e., how profit margins expand with market share, is easily understood by considering the case of Microsoft, one of the corporations that has profited mightily from globalization. If Microsoft spends $100 million on upgrading a software package or developing a videogame, the cost to Microsoft of the first copy of that product is $100 million. However, the second copy that Microsoft sells, if delivered over the Internet, costs only pennies. Thus, if the sale price of the software is $100, then the break even point for Microsoft is a million copies. At two million copies, Microsoft has a profit of one hundred percent. At ten million copies, Microsoft has a profit of one thousand percent. That's the magic of increasing returns to scale.

No wonder, then, that the global corporations are willing to do almost anything, including buying the allegiance of governments, to grab a greater share of the global market. Besides software developers, the companies that benefit from increasing returns to scale include: book publishers, movie makers, Internet pornographers, drug manufacturers and the the producers of consumer electronics, household appliances, and cars, all of which have high first-copy development costs.

How globalization affects the middle class of the Third World.
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Achieving increased returns to scale means having governments in place that will press for the elimination of trade barriers and regulatory regimes that restrict global sales. The result is to crush start-ups and less well capitalized competition throughout the world. The Russians, for example, had serviceable, if clunky cars (and many other products) of their own manufacture prior to the collapse of the Soviet Union. However, after the collapse, domestic industries were hammered as state assets were looted and much of the cash thus realized expended in conspicuous consumption of imports — Mercedes, BMW and other high-end foreign brands. As a result, many of the indigenous domestic industries were destroyed and the workers made redundant, often dying prematurely as a result, while the globalized corporations that destroyed them enjoyed increased returns to scale.

The same dynamics occur wherever global competition is let loose against weak domestic producers, as is occurring in Ukraine under the economically suicidal oligarchy headed by the US and Nazi backed billionaire, Petro Poroshenko. But the damage is not confined to less developed economies. In Europe and North America, for example, globalization has devastated local manufacturers of shoes and shirts, computers and car parts to name but a few of those unable to compete against low-wage Asian sweatshops. Thus, while shareholders in Microsoft, Apple, IBM, GE, and WalMart, to name but a few, have pocketed trillions in capital gains since Bill Clinton and his European counterparts signed the 1994 GATT agreement that kicked off the current round of globalization, workers in the west have suffered falling or stagnant wages, or long-term unemployment as a direct result. Moreover, the impact on Western workers has been greatly exacerbated by mass immigration of cheap labor from the Third World, the other deadly, indeed genocidal, aspect of globalization.

 Thus, throughout the ex-Soviet Union and the Third World, globalization has meant the reversal of economic development. In these countries, the most advance industries have mostly been crushed in the competition with giants of the First World, to be replaced by either sweatshops paying mere pennies an hour, or primary industries, including farming, forestry and mining. In either case, the returns to scale are negative, thus driving a continual reduction in standard of living.  For example, a country may earn foreign income by logging its forests and exporting the products, but as production grows, prime forests are depleted forcing the resort to lower quality timber that yields lower returns on investment in labor, roads, machinery, etc. The same negative return to scale emerge in both agriculture and mining, as the best resources become fully exploited and further expansion of the industry depends on the resort to poorer land or lower grade mines.

The current drive for globalization, thus chiefly serves only one interest: that of the Money Power. To ordinary folk in every country, rich or poor, globalization has proved detrimental to human welfare. Thus now is the time to restore the independence of democratic nation states free from the control of the Money Power and free to develop national economic policies that serve the interests of the people, not those of bankers software billionaires, and sweatshop operators.

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Andy Grove: How America Can Create Jobs

CanSpeccy: Europe, the Perils of Complacency

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Donald Trump Speaks for the Sovereign Nation State (Washington, DC April 27, 2016)

“No country has ever prospered that failed to put its own interests first. Both our friends and our enemies put their countries above ours. And we, while being fair to them, must start doing the same.
We will no longer surrender this country, or its people, to the false song of globalism.
The nation-state remains the true foundation for happiness and harmony. I am skeptical of international unions that tie us up and bring America down. And under my administration we will never enter America into any agreement that reduces our ability to control our own affairs.”
– Donald Trump, Foreign Policy Speech, Washington DC, 27 April 2016

Intro begins at 28 minutes. Trump speaks at 34:30.




If God Is Dead

By Patrick Buchanan

Buchanan.org, April 25, 2016: In a recent column Dennis Prager made an acute observation.
“The vast majority of leading conservative writers … have a secular outlook on life. … They are unaware of the disaster that godlessness in the West has led to.”
These secular conservatives may think that “America can survive the death of God and religion,” writes Prager, but they are wrong.

And, indeed, the last half-century seems to bear him out.

A people’s religion, their faith, creates their culture, and their culture creates their civilization. And when faith dies, the culture dies, the civilization dies, and the people begin to die.

Is this not the recent history of the West?




Today, no great Western nation has a birthrate that will prevent the extinction of its native-born. By century’s end, other peoples and other cultures will have largely repopulated the Old Continent.

European Man seems destined to end like the 10 lost tribes of Israel — overrun, assimilated and disappeared.

And while the European peoples — Russians, Germans, Brits, Balts — shrink in number, the U.N. estimates that the population of Africa will double in 34 years to well over 2 billion people.

What happened to the West?

As G. K. Chesterton wrote, when men cease to believe in God, they do not then believe in nothing, they believe in anything.

As European elites ceased to believe in Christianity, they began to convert to ideologies, to what Dr. Russell Kirk called “secular religions.”

For a time, these secular religions — Marxism-Leninism, fascism, Nazism — captured the hearts and minds of millions. But almost all were among the gods that failed in the 20th century.

Now Western Man embraces the newer religions: egalitarianism, democratism, capitalism, feminism, One Worldism, environmentalism.

These, too, give meaning to the lives of millions, but these, too, are inadequate substitutes for the faith that created the West.

For they lack what Christianity gave man — a cause not only to live for, and die for, but a moral code to live by, with the promise that, at the end a life so lived, would come eternal life. Islam, too, holds out that promise.

Secularism, however, has nothing on offer to match that hope.

Looking back over the centuries, we see what faith has meant.

When, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the West embraced Christianity as a faith superior to all others, as its founder was the Son of God, the West went on to create modern civilization, and then went out and conquered most of the known world.

The truths America has taught the world, of an inherent human dignity and worth, and inviolable human rights, are traceable to a Christianity that teaches that every person is a child of God.

Today, however, with Christianity virtually dead in Europe and slowly dying in America, Western culture grows debased and decadent, and Western civilization is in visible decline.

Rudyard Kipling prophesied all this in “Recessional”:
“Far-called our navies melt away; On dune and headland sinks the fire: Lo, all our pomp of yesterday/Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!”
All the Western empires are gone, and the children of once-subject peoples cross the Mediterranean to repopulate the mother countries, whose native-born have begun to age, shrink and die.

Since 1975, only two European nations, Muslim Albania and Iceland have maintained a birthrate sufficient to keep their peoples alive.

Given the shrinking populations inside Europe and the waves of immigrants rolling in from Africa and the Middle and Near East, an Islamic Europe seems to be in the cards before the end of the century.

Vladimir Putin, who witnessed the death of Marxism-Leninism up close, appears to understand the cruciality of Christianity to Mother Russia, and seeks to revive the Orthodox Church and write its moral code back into Russian law.

And what of America, “God’s country”?

With Christianity excommunicated from her schools and public life for two generations, and Old and New Testament teachings rejected as a basis of law, we have witnessed a startlingly steep social decline.

Since the 1960s, America has set new records for abortions, violent crimes, incarcerations, drug consumption. While HIV/AIDS did not appear until the 1980s, hundreds of thousands have perished from it, and millions now suffer from it and related diseases.

Forty percent of U.S. births are out of wedlock. For Hispanics, the illegitimacy rate is over 50 percent; for African-Americans, it’s over 70 percent.

Test scores of U.S. high school students fall annually and approach parity with Third World countries.
Suicide is a rising cause of death for middle-aged whites.

Secularism seems to have no answer to the question, “Why not?”

“How small, of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure,” wrote Samuel Johnson.

Secular conservatives may have remedies for some of America’s maladies. But, as Johnson observed, no secular politics can cure the sickness of the soul of the West — a lost faith that appears irretrievable.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Evils of Liberalism, No 37: Minimum Wage Laws

If the discipline of economics has shown anything, it is that supply and demand are brought into balance by adjustments in price. Therefore, fixing the price of labor or anything else, is a sure way to produce a surplus or a shortage.

But who among those who expect to benefit from a legally imposed high minimum wage knows anything of economics? And who among the political class advocating a high minimum wage give a damn about the saps who will be put out of work if their proposal is implemented? It’s moral uplift and votes that they’re after, not the general welfare.

The problem of those whose labor is not worth a living wage will always be with us. Over the course of history this problem has been solved in various ways. Most commonly, of course, through privation and misery, which had the beneficial side effect of reducing the success of the least successful in raising more of their own unsuccessful kind.

Today, in the West, we are squeamish about the limitation of poverty through starvation, but since the government takes half our income, we are mostly reluctant to engage in personal philanthropy on a scale having a significant impact on the incidence of poverty. Thus we demand that the government eliminate poverty, which it attempts to do through a combination of welfare and minimum wage laws, the latter increasing the demand for the former.

But there is another approach that governments of the rich countries can take to the elimination of poverty. That is through a national economic policy that protects home industries with tariffs and protects the home labor market through strict immigration control.

The virtue of the nationalist approach is that (a) by retaining basic manufacturing industries such as shoes, textiles, car parts, and electronics assembly, a home market is created for the higher order industries such as machine tools and robotics that are required in support of lower tech manufacturing; and (b) by excluding floods of Third World immigrants you have some hope of retaining your national culture, language and religion, and even of ensuring the existence of your own racial posterity.

Liberals, of course, hate everything listed under (b) and hence endlessly muddy the water by urging an increase in the minimum wage, helicopter money or anything but a program to ensure every able-bodied person the dignity of a job.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Jewish Media Domination and Censorship

While taking a break from contemplating the intelligence of crows, or some such important matter, I came across a piece by former UK Ambassador, His Erstwhile Excellency, Craig Murray, entitled: The New McCarthyism – The “Anti-Semitism” Hysteria Gripping the UK. In response to a post with which I was in general agreement, I made some short comment. This, however, was very soon deleted, although not before another person had commented on my comment, thereby confirming that I had indeed made, not imagined, my comment.

Such acts of censorship, especially by an avowed liberal such as Craig Murray, irritate me. If my facts or arguments are incorrect, I'd like to know why, rather seeing them arrogantly wiped from the page of the next five minutes of Internet history, probably by some politically correct ignoramus running Murray's blog. Thus I reiterated my comment with some explanation, which in anticipation of its deletion (which occurred within minutes), I reproduce here.
I Thought I'd made a comment here, but no sign of it. But wait, yes, there's Giyane's iynane reply, so I must really have made a comment. Wonder what Craig Murray or his PC filter found objectionable? Let's see, I quoted Craig's claim that:
anti-Semitism is the most emotionally charged of all political accusations. As it should be.
I disputed his conclusion "that it should be," arguing that anti-Semitism is held to be the most awful racism because that is what the mainly Jewish-controlled US media and entertainments industry and the Con/Lib/Lab/BNP Friends of Israel say it is. What's the problem with that?

What I should have added is that the mainly Jewish-controlled US media and entertainments industry are always ready to tell you that criticism of any Jewish person (Bernie Madoff, is one example) or thing (like white phosphorus in Gaza) is anti-Semititic, as is any suggestion that Jews have undue control of the American media, entertainments industry, banks, etc.

Several years ago there was a wonderful debate on the CBC, Canada's national radio channel, chaired by a Jewish person, Anna Maria Tremonte, in which three people participated, two of them Israelis, the third a Toronto Jew. The topic was whether criticism of Israel was anti-Semitic, which, they agreed, it is. Surely, no one would invent such an absurdity, since no one would believe it, yet the reality was presented in all seriousness as informative comment. Well I suppose it was informative, but not of what the participants in the discussion were discussing.

But to revert to CM's act of censorship, was my comment objectionable because I said that Jews control most of the US media and entertainments industry, including the pornography industry? But that is well known and documented by Jews.

For example, as Joel Stein wrote in the LA Times:
I have never been so upset by a poll in my life. Only 22% of Americans now believe "the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews," down from nearly 50% in 1964. The Anti-Defamation League, which released the poll results last month, sees in these numbers a victory against stereotyping. Actually, it just shows how dumb America has gotten. Jews totally run Hollywood.
Or as Aberdeen University Professor Nathan Abrams wrote in the Jewish Quarterly:
A story little told is that of Jews in Hollywood’s seedier cousin, the adult film industry. Perhaps we’d prefer to pretend that the ‘triple-exthnics’ didn’t exist, but there’s no getting away from the fact that secular Jews have played (and still continue to play) a disproportionate role throughout the adult film industry in America.
The role of Jews in the US news media is less obvious, for one needs to identify not only the handful of corporate owners of the MSM, but also the directors of these various controlling conglomerates and banks. (There are, it is true, long lists on the Web of Jews in the US media, although I will not embarrass you by linking to anything so "anti-Semitic.").

What is clear, though, is that the US news media (and Canadian), are for the most part extremely cautious in criticizing things Jewish, while often crassly applying the anti-Semite label to anyone critical of Jews, or Jewish institutions, or Israel, such labels being applied even to Americans and Canadians as a whole. Amazingly, such criticism of Israel as does appear in the US news media has been blamed by one prominent Jew on the preponderance of anti-Semitic Jews in the media!

The same fear of eliciting the anti-Semitism charge is true of the British news media. Thus, Chris Elliott, the Guardian's readers' editor, for exam wrote on 6 November 2011:
"Guardian reporters, writers and editors must be more vigilant about the language they use when writing about Jews or Israel," citing recent cases where The Guardian received complaints regarding language chosen to describe Jews or Israel.
Does the media express the same extreme caution, and sensitivity about language used when writing about other groups? Apparently not

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Bush's gang of mad beekeepers

I published the following essay by the late Edward Teague, aka Postman Patel, in the now defunct Canadian Spectator. Re-reading the essay today, it seems well worthy of republication for the evidence it provides in support of the Trumpian thesis that "we are ruled by very, very stupid people." Although the near perfect accuracy of my old school bud in his forecast of the disastrous course and aftermath of the Bush/Blair criminal war of aggression against Iraq demonstrates remarkable prescience, it also demonstrates the sheer incompentence and moral imbecility of those responsible for that war. 
By Edward Teague

CanadianSpectator.ca, March 19, 2003* The full-scale, unilateral US invasion of Iraq is imminent. President Bush's gang and their "allies" do not realize their miscalculation: that the costs of invasion will outweigh any benefits.

The Bush gang knew what desperate straits they were in well before 9-11. The empire is in decline, and this means Americans will have to reconcile themselves to a new world in which their profligate energy guzzling and "fuck you," lifestyle becomes a thing of the past. Americans do not understand (yet) that this is an irremediable situation. They are the unwitting and unwilling witnesses to the beginning of the most dangerous period in human history.

The tactical situation, never auspicious, has deteriorated rapidly for the US. The denial of a ground front from both Saudi Arabia and Turkey has reshuffled the tactical deck, and caused sleepless nights for harried commanders from Tommy Franks at Task Force Headquarters all the way down to lonely infantry platoon grunts in the sandy desert. The ground attack has to go through the Kuwait gateway in the far south, a single front across which an unbelievable series of heavy, expensive, high-maintenance convoys will pass, many on long journeys to 18 provincial capitals, 19 military bases, 8 major oil fields, over 1,000 miles of pipeline, key terrain along the borders of minority Shia and Kurdish regions, as well as Baghdad.

Huge logistical trains must be set in motion to consolidate objectives, set up lines of communication, deliver food, medical supplies and ammunition. Ground transportation will have to be augmented with airlifts of people and equipment. This will require seizure of airheads by Special Forces and Ranger units. Meanwhile the body bags will build up.

Baghdad: Shock and Awe. Source
There will be a siege of Baghdad. But now the siege cannot begin without a lengthy invasion timeline that will depend heavily on airborne and air-mobile forces, to be dropped onto key facilities to hold them until mechanized ground reinforcements can arrive. Today, the 101st Airborne (which is actually a helicopter division) has yet to complete its deployment into the region. Sections of the 82nd Airborne (a genuine paratroop division) are still occupying Afghanistan. Although significant numbers of UK forces are well equipped and in place.

The increased dependence on airlift is complicated by weather. Extreme summer heat doesn't reach Iraq until May, but early summer sand storms have already begun. Sand is a terrible enemy, Clogging engine intakes, eyes, ears and noses, gathering in the folds of skin, it gets into food and drink, works its way into every conceivable piece of equipment, and takes a miserable toll of both men and machinery. When air operations are critical to overall mission accomplishment, and when light airmobile and airborne forces operate independently of heavier mechanized logistics, adverse weather events like sand storms matters... a lot.

Even with these debilities and setbacks, the results of the invasion are certain. Iraq will be defeated and occupied. There will be no sustained Iraqi guerrilla resistance. There will be no Stalingrad in Baghdad. US forces are, in this environment, against this foe, in the long term, invincibile. But the body bags will build up.

War gamers always win

Last September retired Marine General Paul Van Riper was selected to play the Opposing Forces (OPFOR), Commander Saddam Hussein, for a 3-week-long computer-simulated invasion of Iraq, called Operation Millennium Challenge. He defeated the entire multi-billion-dollar US electronic warfare intelligence apparatus by sending messages via motorcycle-mounted couriers to organize the preemptive destruction of sixteen US ships, using pleasure vessels. At that point, the exercise controllers repeatedly intervened and told him what to do: "move these defenders off the beach. Stop giving out commands from mosque loudspeakers. Turn on your radar so our planes can see you." Because every time Van Riper was left to his own devices, he outsmarted the overwhelming might of the US armed forces.

Does this mean the Iraqis could defeat the US during an invasion? No. It will, however, make the invasion far more expensive, slow, difficult, and deadly for — Iraqis.

The Iraqi military cannot prevail. They are weak, under-resourced, poorly led, and demoralized. What the delays mean is that the US will sustain the initiative and momentum through brutal, incessant bombing designed to destroy every soldier, every installation, every vehicle, every field kitchen and toilet facility of the Iraqi military.

The war will inflict terrifying casualties on the Iraqi armed forces, and there will be terrible physical and mental collateral damage to civilians, even if efforts are made to attenuate that damage.

I've taken Baghdad what do I do now?

What is uncertain is the aftermath. This is the variable never publicly factored into the thinking(?) of the Tony Sopranos of Dubya's gang; their deeds plant the seeds of future, furious, frightening resistance. As many as half a million Iraqi soldiers may be intentionally killed and perhaps 100,000 civilians written off to collateral damage. Think of the grief of millions after this slaughter, the conversion of that grief into rage, combine that with the internecine struggles based on historical ethnic fault lines (that the Ba'ath Party has repressed), and we begin to appreciate the explosive complexity of post-invasion Iraq.

This invasion will also ignite the well financed fires of Arab and Muslim (of all shades, hues and fealties) humiliation and anger. Either in the sands of the desert or on city streets, far from this war, the body bags will build up.

The Kurds whose time has come No one is ignorant of the claim that "Saddam gassed his own people," the Kurds's. Few have bothered to inquire into the truth of the claim. Stephen Pelletiere was the Central Intelligence Agency's senior political analyst on Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war. He was also a professor at the Army War College from 1988 to 2000. In both roles, he had access to classified material from Washington related to the Persian Gulf. In 1991, he headed an Army investigation into Iraqi military capability. That classified report went into great detail on Halabja. Halabja is the Kurdish town on the Iran/Iraq border area, where hundreds of people were apparently poisoned in a chemical weapons attack in March 1988. Few Americans know that much. They have only the article of religious faith, "Saddam gassed his own people."

As Pelletiere and others have shown, the gassing occurred in the midst of a battle between Iraqi and Iranian armed forces. Other research has shown that the US Defense Intelligence Agency indicated it doesn't believe that it was Iraqi chemical munitions that killed and maimed the Kurdish residents of Halabja. It was Iranian. The condition of the bodies indicated cyanide-based poisoning. The Iraqis were using mustard gas in that battle. The Iranians used cyanide, the symptoms of which are distinctive, facial coloring, breath smell etc.

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Over the vast area that is Kurdistan, with its insurgent armed bodies, overlaying Iraq, Iran, Turkey, and even parts of Syria, there will be a realignment of political and military forces that are as yet unpredictable. As part of the effort to generate an Iraqi opposition, the US has permitted Northern Iraqi Kurdistan to exercise a strong element of national political autonomy since the 1991 war. This is a double-edged sword for the US in its current war preparations, especially in view of the Bush gang's predisposition for pissing all over its closest allies.

Iraq's Northern border is with Turkey, which has for years favored the interests of its own Turkmens in Southern Turkish Kurdistan at the expense of the Kurds, who have waged a guerrilla war for self-determination against the Turks since the 1970s. The Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan or PKK) (Kurdish Worker's Party), Turkish Kurds fighting for an independent Kurdish state in southeast Turkey, was singled out on the US international terrorist organization list several years ago, in deference to fellow NATO member, Turkey. PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan is so popular with the Kurds that Turkey was forced to commute his death sentence, subsequent to his capture, to life imprisonment, for fear that his execution would spark an uprising. Do not be surprised if he "escapes" from his island prison. Do not be surprised if he is subsequently shot in hot pursuit.

Other Kurdish independence organizations financed and developed by a range of western interests, have alternatively allied with, and split with the PKK and each other. Turkey now claims that PKK bases are being constructed in Iran, with Iranian complicity, from which to launch strikes against Southern Turkey. Groups other than the PKK, more acceptable to the US, predominantly the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Kurdistan Patriotic Union (PUK) have been administering Northern Iraqi Kurdistan as an autonomous zone under the protective umbrella of the US no-fly zone. The Turkish government fears the influence of this section of Kurdistan in the wake of a US military action that topples Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath government, because Kurds have declared their intention of declaring an independent Kurdish state, complete with the oil fields of Erbil, Kirkuk and Mosul. The Turks find this absolutely unacceptable, and will invade to prevent this happening. Their threat to attack Kurds in Iran is less credible.

Kurdish nationalists have long experience with betrayals and alliances of convenience, and have first hand experience of American perfidy. After an invasion, they will defend themselves from Turkish incursions. They will not lose the autonomy they have gained over the last eleven years in Northern Iraq. This not only puts them at odds with US ally Turkey, it may also put them at odds with the US itself, even with US wishes that they participate in indigenous actions against Iraqi forces. A complication of post-invasion Iraq will likely be the demand that US commanders disarm the Kurds.

Northern Iraq could easily become contested, terrain involving partisan warfare between Turks, Kurds of three factions, the Iranians, and the US, with Syrians based groups also throwing in their three pennorth. This would amount to the devolution of Northern Iraq, a key strategic region, into another Afghanistan or Somalia. It is already straining relationships between Turkey and the United States, NATO allies, even as the NATO alliance itself comes under severe strain, with a Euro-American trade war as a backdrop.

The Bush Junta acts like a mad bee keeper, it no longer leaves the hive stable, smoking it into a stupor to harvest the honey, but sets about swatting all the bees and taking the honey by brute force.

The US$ cost of the war

Cruise missiles at 400 per day, that is 400 times $1.3 million in self-destructing technology. 30 days of this is $15.6 billion for Cruise missiles alone. This is great news for Raytheon and Lockheed-Martin and the Carlyle Group, but bad news for public schools. US teachers, are now wearing buttons "money for education not war." This is a reflection of the deepening consciousness of the American people. But they have yet to grasp the depth of the crisis that drives the war. Nor does it measure how every missile's impact increases the rage of the Southwestern Asian masses and the justifiable anxieties of Africa and East Asia.

The real bet that Bush & Co. are making in this war is that they can secure oil at $15 a barrel, reassert dollar hegemony, enhance America's ability to wage economic war on China and Europe, and inaugurate rising markets and soaring corporate profits. This will not happen.

The US$ cost of war, plus the insane Bush Federal tax cuts for the rich (equaled almost exactly by increases in State taxes), will deepen the US domestic economic malaise. The coming social crisis in the US will explode against a backdrop of heightened public expectations. The hyperbole employed to justify this war, against rapidly strengthening resistance and a corresponding loss of credibility outside the indoctrinated and gullible United States, resulted in the perpetual "war on terror," apparently with no domestic economic sacrifice. Mountains of personal and institutional debt in the US, deflation, trade deficits, industrial overcapacity, rising unemployment, domestic insecurity, all these factors will be worsened by the Bush policy initiatives (all being followed in the UK). Bush will go down in flames, along with, Tony Blair and strutting Francophile, Jose Maria Aznar. It will be a long time indeed before anyone aligns themselves with the US as an ally. As the last elections in South Korea and Germany, candidates will find that election victory depends on how independent one can prove oneself of the United States.

The human cost of war Measured not in US$, but in body bags 

Counting the cost... eventually

The course is charted, arrogant use of the military is all the US ruling class has to maintain its dominance. After Iraq, asymmetric warfare, "terrorism," will be directed at Americans, American institutions, American targets, and American allies. When the rest of the world recognizes how thinly spread the US military is, thinly spread physically, and economically, because it is not a sustainable institution in its current incarnation, rebellions will occur. Indeed they have already started. The response of the weakening US will be to lash out, often with unforeseeable consequences, just as the consequences of this impending invasion are unforeseeable, and unknown.

Sturm and Drang

Military might is a sign of strength, but the US military is not invincible worldwide. America's use of force as both first and last resort is a sign of profound systemic weakness. Its employment today will destabilize the world, and cause us to stumble into a Third World War: The War of Unintended Consequences.

ISIS in Iraq
There is a long struggle ahead, and it will become more terrible as it proceeds. But just as those before us fought slavery, apartheid, fascism, communism and colonialism, we can take up our historical task with confidence and determination, and assert our humanity against the gang of mad beekeepers. Just remember as Dubya and the gang keeps reminding us, "America is the world's oldest Democracy," even though for over 100 years it managed to sustain a slave class.

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