Sunday, 19 June 2016

Hillary will not be indicted - Attorney General

I have been alerted that this may not be a genuine Facebook page.

However, I will leave this item up – but be warned.

Loretta Lynch, Attorney General says “HILLARY WILL NOT BE INDICTED”

Loretta Lynch Attorney General Says HILLARY WILL NOT BE INDICTED

15 June, 2016

In a recent Facebook post by Loretta Lynch. QUOTE:

Your Attorney General and your president had a closed meeting today. You can be sure Hillary’s run for president will not be marred by any indictment or prosecution.
Loretta Lynch Attorney General Says HILLARY WILL NOT BE INDICTED

I personally believe this is outrageous! The FBI has enough evidence to indict Hillary as of now, with more to come from Wikileaks. For the head of the DOJ to say ” HILLARY WILL NOT BE INDICTED” is completely bias.

We must rid our political system from people like Loretta Lynch immediately!
Watch Wikileaks founder say Loretta Lynch will never indict Hillary

General Breedlove Hunts For a Job With Team Clinton - Foreign Affairs Magazine Is Glad to Help

By lending its valuable ‘real estate’ to the campaign for office of one of the most outspoken Cold Warriors within the military, the editorial board of Foreign Affairs magazine has shown yet again that it is incapable of guarding its neutrality or balance, and incapable of hedging its bets against a Trump victory in November.
18 June, 2016

The campaign for the presidency has now entered its conclusive phase with Hillary Clinton standing as the putative candidate of the Democrats and Donald Trump as the putative candidate of the Republicans.

At this stage in the electoral cycle, Foreign Affairs magazine is doing what it traditionally does, showcasing on its pages candidates for appointive office in the cabinet of the next president whom the magazine’s editorial board would like to see installed.

Thus, the current, July-August issue carries an article by Philip B. Breedlove, till recently Commander of the U.S. European Command and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. His piece, entitled “NATO’s Next Act” might more honestly be called “Why I Have Earned My Next Job as Secretary of Defense in the Administration of Hillary Clinton.”

During his service in Europe, General Breedlove was never bashful about being a politicking military officer who was keen to pick a fight with Russia. He met with the press often, making newsworthy pronouncements about Russia’s malevolent intentions and illegal actions that were unsupported by facts. Our European allies objected to Breedlove, stating openly that various of his allegations regarding Russian operations in Ukraine contradicted what their own intelligence services were reporting. Indeed, on 6 March 2015, the Spiegel Online carried a story under a headline that says it all: “Breedlove’s Bellicosity: Berlin Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine.”

At the time, it was believed that Breedlove was trying to sabotage the recently instituted cease-fire in Donbas and overturn the Minsk-2 Accords in favor of resumed fighting in which the US would provide Kiev with lethal weapons. By this scenario, a full-blown proxy war with Russia would follow.

The purpose of the new essay in FA is, as I say, to spread the word on what Breedlove achieved in his three years on duty in Europe by turning NATO around and giving it a new/old calling. When he arrived, NATO was busy extricating itself from its failed campaigns out of region, in Afghanistan and Iraq, where it had faced unfamiliar challenges for which it was ill-equipped: insurgencies and irregular troops. On his watch, a new threat was seen emerging in Eastern Europe. In Breedlove’s words, this took the form of a revitalized and aggressive Russia, seeking to reclaim its great power status and sphere of influence in post-Soviet space.

With its takeover of Crimea in March 2014 and involvement in the Donbas on behalf of Russian-speaking forces rebelling against the new Maidan government in Kiev, Russia, demonstrated both defiance of the American-controlled New World Order and breath-taking military prowess. It thereby became a threat worthy of NATO’s finest traditions as defender of law and order on the European home front.

Still more recent Russian action in Syria awakened Breedlove to the fact that Russia's ambitions are global. In this context he now declares Russia, with its nuclear arsenal, to be an “existential threat” to the United States which must be met by superior force. After all, Breedlove tells us, force is all that the Kremlin understands.

After going through this pre-history, Breedlove explains exactly what we are doing now to strengthen NATO in Poland, the Baltic States and Romania/the Black Sea so as to be prepared to resist Russian aggression and deter its existential threat.

Most everything is wrong with what Breedlove tells us in his article. It is a perfect illustration of the consequences of the monopoly control of our media and both Houses of Congress by the ideologists of the Neoconservative and Liberal Interventionist school: we see a stunning lack of rigor in argumentation in Breedlove’s article coming from absence of debate and his talking only to yes-me.

Perhaps the biggest mistakes are conceptual: urging military means to resolve what are fundamentally political issues over the proper place of Russia in the European and global security architecture. Whereas for Clausewitz war was ‘a continuation of politics by other means,’ for Breedlove politics, or diplomacy, do not exist, only war. In this respect, Breedlove is merely perpetuating the stone deafness of American politicians dating back to Dmitry Medvedev’s proposal in 2010 to negotiate an international convention bringing Russia in from the cold. The earnest offer of Russia’s most Westernizing head of state in a hundred years was left without response.

Breedlove’s entire recounting of what NATO is doing to stop a Russian threat to the Baltics, to Poland through additional NATO boots on the ground and pre-positioned American heavy equipment fails to mention, let alone explain what possible reason there might be for a Russian attack. I contend that no realistic assessment of Russian national interest could justify their taking over the territories in question. The net result of any occupation could only be heavily negative due to hostile local populations even without considering its geopolitical consequences or retaliatory military and other action by the West.

Presumably the logic behind the assumption of Russian aggressive designs is illogic: the assumption of an insane Russian leadership. Such a line of thinking would be the direct fruit of the demonization of Putin and of Russia more generally that the US media has disseminated gleefully, with encouragement from the Obama administration. Breedlove’s would-be boss in the Oval Office, Hillary Clinton, has likened the Russian ruler to Hitler. That obviates the need to examine rational calculations of your adversary.

Then there is Breedlove’s totally wrong-headed conceptualization of what constitutes the world order that he says is under threat. In his understanding, the USA is by definition the sole supplier of public goods to the world and everything that it initiates is selfless and right.

Self-righteousness begins with history, with the sequencing of who did what to whom, who honored and who violated international obligations, who is the aggressor and who is the victim. This all comes down to one question: when did history start.

In Breedlove’s reading of history, the narrative that counts and is relevant to where we are today all started with the Russian “invasion” of Crimea. The controversial overthrow of the legitimate elected President of Ukraine on 22 February 2014 the day after France and Germany brokered an agreement between the government and opposition does not exist in his version of history. Nor, of course, does any other prior Western intervention in the intra-Ukrainian power struggle going back to the start of the Maidan demonstrations in December 2013. This leaves us with the whole series of Russian (re-)actions he gives us without any reference to the missing ‘actions’ by the US-led West.

There are other holes in Breedlove’s logic through which you could drive a tank, if I may use metaphors from his domain of expertise.

It is in a way refreshing to see Breedlove recognize (within limits) the newfound capabilities of the Russian military, which just several years ago were mocked by Western commentators, even by the occupant of the Oval Office. He chooses to underestimate the skills and equipment of the Russian air force. And he insists on the underlying military superiority of the US and its NATO allies in the European theater. But, on balance, he asserts that today Russia poses an existential threat to the United States. It would be nice if he finished the thought, explained exactly how and why, and confirmed that Russia is the only state in the world that poses such a threat.

In any case, what is the appropriate response to an existential threat? Do you recommend the continued rapid build-up of NATO forces precisely at Russia’s Baltic and Black Sea borders to counter a perceived (though nonexistent) localized threat or do you address the existential threat? To date, and into the next five years, all of the US and NATO measures which Breedlove describes and for which he takes credit have only unnerved the Russians and caused them to respond with equally provocative and dangerous counter-measures of a localized nature without in any way compromising their nuclear capability to wipe the United States off the map in any hot war. Does this baiting the Russians near their borders make any sense? This was precisely the point that German Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank Walter Steinmeier has just called out in an interview published in Bild am Sonntag in which he speaks against any further saber rattling by NATO in Poland or the Baltic States.

The seeming parallels between stepping up to the line today, and stepping up to the line in Berlin during the Cold War are illusory. The present line is not in a distant buffer zone which Joseph Stalin had created precisely for this purpose, to remove conflict from Russia’s borders. It is so threatening to Russia’s survival that the Kremlin is now moving vast military resources from Central Russia into the Leningrad Oblast, within a very few miles of the new NATO presence just across the border in the Baltics. The time for either side to react to local military incidents has been shortened immensely compared to the past. This is a formula for Doomsday which Breedlove willfully ignores.

The 3.4 billion dollars which President Obama has allocated to bring forward depots of American heavy equipment and key personnel to Poland, Romania and the Baltic States recognizes the logistical disadvantage of NATO forces under the remote defense perimeter that extends to Russia’s Western and Southern frontiers. But it cannot resolve this intractable disadvantage.

It has been argued that a major factor that worked against Russian forces in World War I was logistical – the length of time it took Russia to move its men and equipment from the centers of population of the country hundreds if not thousands of kilometers away to its Western borders where the fight against Germany was going on. Today, the US and NATO have placed themselves in exactly the same disadvantage by seeking to fight Russia in a conventional war right where the Russians are concentrating the bulk of their strength and where NATO can at best only position ‘trip wire’ forces having symbolic, not actual military defensive value.

The best that NATO can propose, it would seem, is to snatch the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad (the clear mission of the Anakonda-16 games now going on in Poland) in case the Russians occupied the Baltic States within the 60 hours or so that a recent Rand Institute study suggests is feasible. However, as President Putin has stated clearly, such encroachment on Russian soil will unleash a nuclear response from Russia that will include missile attacks on the mainland USA, i.e. not limited to the European theater.

Finally, let’s consider another absurdity in General Breedlove’s letter setting out his candidacy for a cabinet position. He repeats, parrot like, the position of the Obama Administration and of putative Democratic candidate for President Hillary Clinton that we can selectively cooperate with Russia on issues of common interest like counter-terrorism, Pacific fishing rights (!) and the like even as we remain engaged in a life-or-death scramble for position on the ground in Europe.

In fact, the US effort to totally isolate Russia by cutting off many, perhaps most of its bilateral programs of cooperation with the country have worked precisely to defeat cooperation, none more grievously so than in the area of fighting terrorism. Meanwhile, American encouragement of ISIL in Syria for the sake of overthrowing the Russian-backed regime of Bashar Assad continues to this day under the guise of protecting the moderate opposition that happens to be embedded with the ‘’bad guys.’’ These fairy tales coming from Washington do not fool anyone, and Breedlove passes them along to his readers in the smug expectation that they will accept whatever he utters.

By lending its valuable ‘real estate’ to the campaign for office of one of most outspoken Cold Warriors within the military, General Breedlove, the editorial board of Foreign Affairs magazine has shown yet again that it is incapable of guarding its own neutrality or balance, incapable of hedging its bets against a Trump victory in November.

G. Doctorow is the European Coordinator of The American Committee for East West Accord Ltd. His most recent book, Does Russia Have a Future?, was published in August 2015.

Hillary Clinton Just 'Explained' ISIS Was Grown by Assad, Iran and Russia

Forgetting that Hillary Clinton had armed ISIS against Assad when the former was still an accepted part of Syrian rebellion

11 April  2016

Hillary Clinton is one of the top ​contendants in the Pop Idols 2016 reality show that will decide the next nincompoop to be given the reigns of the deadly globe-spanning American empire.
Unfortunately for America's nutty aunt being part of this contest means being asked mildly inconvenient questions that don't begin to scratch the surface of her insane, brain-dead and blood-soaked exploits so far.
Thus she has recently been reminded the last time she was helping steer the bodies-sowing American empire she handed over an area the size of Britain to a head-chopping lunatic cult. CNN with the goodies:
The Democratic front-runner -- who has suffered a spate of losses in recent primaries but maintains a firm pledged delegate lead over Sanders -- did, however, fire back after his campaign manager Jeff Weaver said Clinton supported a foreign policy that gave rise to ISIS.
"That is beyond absurd," Clinton said. "They're saying a lot of things these days and I'm going to let them say whatever they choose to say. But ISIS was primarily the result of the vacuum in Syria caused by Assad first and foremost. Aided and abetted by Iran and Russia, so I think that let's put responsibility where it belongs."
Things are beginning to clear up. So it's not that Hillary Clinton sent ISIS arms. It's that Russia helped Assad create a vacuum in Syria for ISIS to step in.
Left unsaid is why would Assad want to create an Assad-free vacuum in Syria, but doubtlessly it was to make Hillary Clinton look bad and spoil her chances for winning the Pop Idols 2016.
Trouble is Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton herself in one of her uncharacteristically sane moments said otherwise. Asked in February 2012 why the US wasn't doing more to arm Syrian rebels she explained it was because they were embedded with a bunch of US-hating jihadis:
"What are we going to arm them with and against what? We're not going to bring tanks over the borders of Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan," Clinton said.
"We know al Qaeda [leader Ayman al-] Zawahiri is supporting the opposition in Syria. Are we supporting al Qaeda in Syria? Hamas is now supporting the opposition. Are we supporting Hamas in Syria?" Clinton said.
"If you're a military planner or if you're a secretary of state and you're trying to figure out do you have the elements of an opposition that is actually viable, that we don't see. We see immense human suffering that is heartbreaking."
Of course she then turned around and launched exactly the policy she advised against. The biggest beneficiary of this? Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
In 2011 Al-Qaeda in Iraq, which by now was calling itself the Islamic State in Iraq (albeit it controlled no territory), decided to became a part of the nascent Syrian rebellion. It dispatched its Syrian fighters led by one Abu Mohammad al-Golani to establish an ISI franchise in Syria, which they did, naming it Jabhat al-Nusra. 
Soon, however, Baghdadi realized Western, Qatari and Saudi policies were making Syria into such fertile ground for salafist jihad that core ISI with its Iraqi fighters also crossed over into Syria.
Foreign powers including the US were pouring vast quantities of weapons into the Syrian rebellion and large quantities of these weapons were finding their way to ISI, either by way of Jabhat al-Nusra or directly from other rebels who also shared trenches with ISI.
In April 2013 ISI (now calling itself ISIS since it was also laying claim to Syria) announced it was time for Jabhat al-Nusra to be fully reincorporated back under al-Baghdadi's direct leadership but al-Golani refused citing a technicality. However, many of Golani's fighters did answer Baghdadi's call and crossed over to ISIS, bringing their weapons with them.
What followed was nine months during which there was tension and antagonism between al-Nusra and ISIS but during which they and the rest of the rebels continued to cooperate against loyalist forces.
It was during this period that ISIS acquired a 'capital city' by monopolizing control of Raqqa which the rebels had jointly taken over in March 2013, as the first Syrian provincial capital to fall to them.
At the start of 2014, however, ISIS having firmly established itself in Syria, broke rank with the rest of the rebellion and pounced on the "disloyal" al-Nusra.
The complex inter-factional war that followed involved real slaughter and fighting but just as often ISIS expanded, not in battle, but due to defections, as one would expect seeing there were no ideological differences between ISIS and al-Nusra whatsoever, only a Baghdadi-Golani spat over who will hold the reins. 
US might not have cared about ISIS taking over eastern Syria but for one fact. Having grown in power in Syria and having been bulked up by all those munitions Saudis, Qataris and Americans fed into the anti-Assad rebellion ISIS turned south and humiliated the US by taking over vast swathes of Iraq it had contested with Americans as Al-Qaeda in Iraq in 2003-2011.
Didn't ISIS realize the weapons Hillary had sent were meant exclusively for fighting Assad!?

ISIS - brought you by Assad, Russia
ISIS - brought you by Assad, Russia

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