Sunday, January 25, 2015

US Boots Are On The Ground In Ukraine

I previously reported that the US would be sending "military advisers" to Ukraine:

http://sainthoward.blogspot.com/2015/01/us-will-send-military-advisers-to.html


This video demonstrates they are already there:


http://youtu.be/jW1JdOXdJkU


A discussion of the situation can be found here:


http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-25/out-my-face-please-why-are-us-soldiers-mariupol


Why are US troops (or mercenaries) fighting a war on Russia's doorstep?


What morons in Congress authorized this?

Compounding The Bhopal Tragedy

Do you recall what happened at Bhopal, India in 1984, when a cloud of methyl isocyanate from a Union Carbide plant killed as many as 3,787 people and injured another 558,125?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhopal_disaster

Well, our beloved President has just signed a deal with India which will limit the liability of US nuclear steam supply companies should their equipment cause a disaster of similar (or larger) scale in India:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/25/obama-modi-limit-us-liability-nuclear-disaster

This is "atoms for peace" at its worst ... and a grave insult to the people of India. Gee, I wonder how Kal Penn feels about that?

Q: Why is it okay for India to produce tons of plutonium (all of which can be chemically separated to make atom bombs), but not okay for Iran to even have nuclear power for electric generation or to produce medical isotopes?

A: There is no valid answer to this question, only opposing points of view.

Homelessness Spreading In The US ???

Homeless camps are becoming a semi-permanent fixture in some areas and also may be spreading:

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-homeless-encampments-20150125-story.html

No doubt the oligarchs meeting in Davos, CH have a plan to solve this problem, and hopefully they don't intend to do what General MacArthur did to the Bonus Army encampment in 1932:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonus_Army

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Is NetanYahoo The De Facto US President ???

Here is an unintended (?) consequence of the Republican victories in the 2014 elections:

Showing who some in Congress believe is the real master of U.S. foreign policy, House Speaker John Boehner has invited Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session and offer a rebuttal to President Barack Obama’s comments on world affairs in his State of the Union speech.


Boehner made clear that Netanyahu’s third speech to a joint session of the U.S. Congress – scheduled for Feb. 11 – was meant to counter Obama’s assessments. “There is a serious threat in the world, and the President last night kind of papered over it,” Boehner said on Wednesday. “And the fact is that there needs to be a more serious conversation in America about how serious the threat is from radical Islamic jihadists and the threat posed by Iran.”


https://consortiumnews.com/2015/01/22/congress-seeks-netanyahus-direction/


The only threat from Iran is the one which Israel and their puppets in the US Congress have created. Why are we risking nuclear war for initiatives which only benefit Israel and potentially do great harm to the United States?


If we recognized that Israel is our enemy (and they certainly are), then what Boehner and the others are doing is treason:


US Constitution, Article III, Section 3

1: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.

You can find a more detailed criticism of what Boehner is doing here:

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Is-John-Boehner-a-Traitor-by-Thom-Hartmann-AIPAC_Iran_Israel_John-Boehner-150123-438.html


Let's face it: "our" Congress no longer works for us. If the oligarchs now meeting in Davos, CH have decided to go to war with Iran, then we're going to war with Iran.


And maybe Russia too.


Will you be able to find the nearest fallout shelter when we do?


Update: An Air Force general apparently has accused some of his men of a treasonous act:


http://www.stripes.com/news/general-s-a-10-treason-comment-sparks-concerns-over-protected-speech-1.325471


If an enlisted airman or AF officer can be brought up on charges of treason, why not the Speaker of the House or even the President himself? Isn't the potential for sedition or treason at the top more of a danger than similar crimes at the bottom?

The Problem With Operation Merlin

Have you heard of "Operation Merlin", a CIA attempt to give Iran phony bomb part plans?

http://original.antiwar.com/porter/2015/01/23/operation-merlin-another-self-serving-ciaproject/

Has our government done things like this before?

(1) An FBI informant helped terrorists assemble a truck bomb in 1993. What was the result? The first WTC bombing, which killed six people, injured more than a thousand, and caused millions of dollars worth of damage.

(2) An FBI operative gave Kine-Stick detonators to Timothy McVeigh and his accomplices. What was the result? The Murrah Building bombing, which killed 168 people, injured more than 680 others, and destroyed or damaged 324 buildings.

(3) The ATF sent thousands of assault rifles and other weapons to Mexico, many of which would up in the hands of drug cartels. What was the result? At least 150 injuries or deaths, and the facilitation of drug trafficking across the US border.

(4) Apparently the White House and the State Department conducted a gun running operation to provide weapons to Libyan terrorists in the hope they would overthrow Muammar Gaddafi. What was the result? Gaddafi was murdered, our embassy was burned, our ambassador and his guards were killed, and the sovereign nation of Libya was looted and destroyed, with massive loss of life. And Hillary Rodham (a.k.a. Clinton to some of you) joked about it in public (we came, we saw, he died ... ha, ha, ha).

What's my point? The US government often conducts clandestine operations which appear to be benign to US interests and damaging only to our enemies. But often, as the above examples demonstrate, the operations "go sour" and heavy damage to US property and loss of US lives occur.

What if Project Merlin (or something like it) actually gives Iran the information and/or equipment they need to make a bomb, either intentionally or "accidentally"? Then what? How many will die when that happens?

I don't trust any of these bastards. Sooner or later, they're going to get us all killed.

And I don't think they will really care when they do.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Change In Focus

Over the next few weeks I will be spending less time on this blog and more time finishing my latest book.

If I do blog, it will be later in the day rather than first thing in the morning.

Bill Gates' Bizarre Predictions

You don’t generally think of Bill and Melinda Gates as pundits. But with their foundation pouring billions of dollars into global development, in effect the two are in the (highly data-driven) prediction business: placing bets on which investments will change the world the most. In their annual letter, released today, the two hazard some fairly specific guesses about the biggest changes in the world over the next 15 years, from cutting the number of childhood deaths in half and reducing deaths in childbirth by two-thirds to eradicating polio and a farming revolution to make Africa self-sufficient.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/01/15-big-breakthroughs-in-2015-114486.html

Dear Bill and Melinda:

Hello from the real world.

There are already too many humans on this planet. If you cut childhood and in-childbirth deaths, won't that make the problem worse? Do you plan to kill old people to somehow balance things out?

Also, the US (or maybe we should say global corporations) intends to turn Africa into a natural resources piggy bank, just like they have done to the rest of the world. The economic hit men are going to replace your "self sufficient" farming with monoculture farming to pay off the crushing debt which will be imposed on Africa, and there still won't be enough for them to eat ... especially because you intend to cut down on the number of deaths.

What have you two been smoking?