Friday, April 18, 2014

War Is Peace, Obama-Style [ad-Dajjal]

The number of countries in which the US runs covert operations, drone raids, military training exercises, and other violent interventions has soared from 60 at the end of the Bush term to 134 nations today—70 percent of the world.

http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/2014/04/04/the-warfare-state-at-work-the-peace-candidates-secret-wars-in-134-countries/


Let's contrast that with what the "peace candidate" said in his Nobel Lecture:


I come here with an acute sense of the costs of armed conflict – filled with difficult questions about the relationship between war and peace, and our effort to replace one with the other.


The concept of a "just war" emerged, suggesting that war is justified only when certain conditions were met: if it is waged as a last resort or in self-defense; if the force used is proportional; and if, whenever possible, civilians are spared from violence.


I do not bring with me today a definitive solution to the problems of war. What I do know is that meeting these challenges will require the same vision, hard work, and persistence of those men and women who acted so boldly decades ago. And it will require us to think in new ways about the notions of just war and the imperatives of a just peace.


We must begin by acknowledging the hard truth: We will not eradicate violent conflict in our lifetimes.


Where force is necessary, we have a moral and strategic interest in binding ourselves to certain rules of conduct. And even as we confront a vicious adversary that abides by no rules, I believe the United States of America must remain a standard bearer in the conduct of war. That is what makes us different from those whom we fight. That is a source of our strength. That is why I prohibited torture. That is why I ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed. And that is why I have reaffirmed America's commitment to abide by the Geneva Conventions. We lose ourselves when we compromise the very ideals that we fight to defend. And we honor – we honor those ideals by upholding them not when it's easy, but when it is hard.


Yes, I cherry picked excerpts from his Nobel Lecture, and you may read the rest of his gibberish here:

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2009/obama-lecture_en.html


Clearly he told a lot of lies in that lecture, but one thing he said was true:

We will not eradicate violent conflict in our lifetimes.


By the way, I would like to point out what I believe to be the most serious lie he told that day:


But as a head of state sworn to protect and defend my nation ...


He took no such oath. The Presidential oath of office reads as follows:


“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”


He is not sworn to protect and defend the nation. He is sworn to faithfully execute his office (including the faithful execution of the laws) and to defend the Constitution, and he has done none of these things.


It's appalling that a former "constitutional law professor" would fail to understand the basic requirements of his office. Instead he has revealed himself to be a heartless and petty dictator who in most respects is no better than his predecessor, and who in many respects is worse.


America's Founders took great pains to ensure that traitors, criminals, and morons could not rise to the highest office of the land. They put in place strict controls on the right to vote, and they specified that an Electoral College of the wisest people in the land should choose the President. Instead we have stripped those controls away and allowed morons to elect a moron. We now live in one of the Founders' worst nightmares ... and I fear that even worse things are to come.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Once an Arab model, Baghdad now world's worst city

Here is a report which outlines the stunning destruction of Baghdad:

http://news.yahoo.com/once-arab-model-baghdad-now-worlds-worst-city-171513551.html

This city was destroyed not because of any imaginary WMDs, or even because the West wants Iraq's oil.

No, it was destroyed because it was a successful example of how the world could thrive without the influence of the United States. It was destroyed so that the world could have no alternatives to our "way of life".

And this process will be repeated around the world until all possible alternatives to the "American way" are gone:

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Revelation 13:17-18


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

US Is An Oligarchy

American democracy – once a glorious thing – has devolved into an oligarchy, according to two leading IMF officials, the former Vice President of the Dallas Federal Reserve,  the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Moody’s chief economist and many others.

But don’t take their word for it …

A new quantitative study by Princeton’s Martin Gilens and Northwestern’s Benjamin Page finds that America is not a democracy … but is an oligarchy.

http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2014-04-16/its-official-america-oligarchy-and-not-democracy

Or, as I have put it many times before, a government controlled by bankgangsters, corporations, and their accomplices in the one percent.

And not one of them is going to do a damn thing to save us from what's coming.

FBI War On Boston Witnesses

Here is a report on how FBI treated witnesses related to the Boston Marathon bombing. It was written before the Florida State Attorney's report was released, so parts of it are not consistent with that later report:

http://whowhatwhy.com/2013/10/29/feds-accused-of-harassing-boston-bomber-friends-and-friends-of-friends/

However, it is certainly consistent with how FBI apparently treated the "John Doe No. 2" suspects in the OKC Murrah Building bombing. Those suspects were interrogated and then mysteriously died while still in custody:

http://scotthorton.org/tag/jesse-trentadue/

FBI: Still disconnecting all the dots.

Are There No Muslim Terrorists in NYC ???

The NYPD supposedly is disbanding its unit which spied on the Muslim community:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/16/nyregion/police-unit-that-spied-on-muslims-is-disbanded.html


After years of collecting information, however, the police acknowledged that it never generated a lead.


One possibility which is consistent with all the so-called terrorist attacks is that there are not and never were any Muslim terrorists in the US, other than the ones created by and/or recruited by the FBI and/or the CIA and aided by the US and allied governments in the commission of their crimes.


If you don't agree that this is a possibility consistent with the known facts, please show me your proof.


By the way, merely stating that "our government would not do such a thing" is not proof ... especially when it's well known that they do it all the time all over the rest of the world.

The Killing of Ibragim Todashev

The Florida State Attorney has released the state's report on the killing of Ibragim Todashev:

http://www.blacklistednews.com/Florida_State_Attorneys_Office_Ibragim_Todashev_Killing_Report_and_Documentation/34349/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Since the only non-government witness to the shooting is dead, I guess we'll just have to take the report at face value.

However, before we start believing everything the cops and FBI tell us, perhaps we should read this:

http://www.blacklistednews.com/Trooper_cleared_after_stomping_on_innocent_mans_skull_while_handcuffed/34526/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Them law men sure get all fired up in the heat of battle, don't they?

The Hydrogen Economy is Bullshit

Some say that hydrogen is the key to our energy future:

http://www.mintpressnews.com/zero-emission-engine-getting-ready-prime-time/189028/

For once I agree with Elon Musk: hydrogen will always be the "fuel of the future".

Hydrogen may burn cleanly, but it's a long way from being produced cleanly:

Today, almost all the world's hydrogen is produced by "reforming" fossil fuels. "You can react any hydrocarbon source with steam and the products are carbon monoxide and hydrogen," explains Harold Schobert, professor of fuel science and director of the Energy Institute at Penn State. "Usually there's an easy way to convert the carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide, and then you can separate that, and you're left with fairly pure hydrogen."

Worldwide, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, some 48 percent of hydrogen is currently produced from natural gas, 30 percent from oil, and 18 percent from coal. The remaining four percent is produced from water.

Fossil-fuel reforming has definite advantages. The process is well-understood and relatively cheap. Yet producing hydogen this way still creates carbon dioxide emissions, contributes to global warming, and does nothing to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

http://news.psu.edu/story/141828/2005/06/08/research/hydrogen-future-fuel

We shall have to build an astonishingly huge number of solar power stations or (heaven forbid!) nuclear power plants to make this work, and we'll still have the problem of what to do with the CO2. This is the key to our future?

Bottom line: If the world really wants to deal with "climate change", all comfort HVAC, the automobile, and most other forms of transport will have to be outlawed. And that just ain't going to happen.

So when you hear the word "hydrogen", think "Hindenberg":