Lack of evidence of Putin/Trump collusion doesn’t stop Presstitute Media
By Paul Craig Roberts
Unable to provide an ounce of evidence that a Trump/Putin conspiracy stole the presidential election from Hillary Clinton, the corrupt US “intelligence” agencies are shifting their focus to social media and to Internet sites such as Alex Jones and Breitbart. Little doubt the FBI investigation will trickle down to Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept, Zero Hedge, the Ron Paul Institute, Nomi Prins, Naked Capitalism, Lew Rockwell, Global Research, antiwar.com, and to others on the PropOrNot, Harvard Library, and Le Monde lists, such as top Reagan administration officials David Stockman and myself. It is extraordinary that the FBI is so desperate to protect the budget of the military/security complex that it brings such embarrassment to itself. Who in the future will believe any FBI report or anything a FBI official says?
Those behind this “investigation” understand that it is so ridiculous that they must give it gravity and credibility. They selected two reporters, Peter Stone and Greg Gordon, in the McClatchy News Washington Bureau, who fit Udo Ulfkotte’s definition of “bought journalists.” Hiding behind anonymous sources—“two people familiar with the inquiry” and “sources who spoke on condition of anonymity”—the presstitutes fell in with the attack on independent media, reporting that one former US intelligence official said: “This may be one of the most highly impactful information operations in the history of intelligence.” http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article139695453.html
Wow! A totally ridiculous “investigation” is one of the most important in history. The implication is that the Russians are operating through scores or hundreds of independent media sites to control how Americans vote.
There was once a time in America when people were skeptical of anonymous sources. It was widely understood that anyone could tell a reporter anything and that a reporter could claim an anonymous source whether or not the source existed. Perhaps it was the Watergate “investigation” by the Washington Post that gave anonymity credibility. The Post’s reports made it sound like any sources ratting on Nixon’s perfidy was at risk of their lives, and the subtle emphasis on risk gave anonymity credibility. Continue reading →
Richard Cohen of the Washington Post agrees that “Trump’s presidency is doomed.” But not by CIA assassination; he thinks Trump will follow in the footsteps of Lyndon B. Johnson, a big, blustering megalomaniacal narcissistic psychopath whose character flaws confirmed Americans’ impression that he was “illegitimate.”
So who is right? Is Trump a JFK or an LBJ?
First let’s consider the case that Trump is the second coming of JFK. Roberts casts Trump’s inaugural address as:
A declaration of war against the entirety of the American Ruling Establishment. All of it. Trump made it abundantly clear that Americans’ enemies are right here at home: globalists, neoconservatives and other unilateralists accustomed to imposing the US on the world and involving us in endless and expensive wars, politicians who serve the Ruling Establishment rather than the American people, indeed, the entire canopy of private interests that have run America into the ground while getting rich in the process.
At the rhetorical level, Trump’s speech did sound like he was declaring a JFK-style war against the special interests. But will Trump follow JFK’s footsteps and: Continue reading →
Obama the War Criminal Butcherer of Women and Children
By Paul Craig Roberts [Original column here.]
When you believe in things That you don’t understand Then you suffer Superstition ain’t the way — Stevie Wonder
Unless a CIA-led preemptive coup against Donald Trump is successful and leaves the current one in the saddle a bit longer, the man known by the system as Barack Hussein Obama will be leaving the Oval Office on January 19, next Thursday. Whoever he is or was, the 44th president is the epitome of the made man for the über-globalist syndicate running America and the Western World. What a complete artificial human being, a phantom, a nonentity! Just scour the Web for this organism’s actual reality, much stranger than fiction.
Unfortunately, the mirage person was the focal point for unleashing holy hell on real people planetwide, especially for what he boasted that he really ENJOYED most of all: with his hand on the joy stick (I’m paraphrasing only slightly), “I like killing women and children with drones; I’m good at it.” PCR captures the essence of our bona fide psychopath in chief as he walks out the door, and identifies all those wonderful things we need to remember him for. [Note: the Stevie Wonder lyrics seem apropos: so many people were taken in by the false front… and, as a consequence, untold millions of others paid the ultimate price.
Hard to believe I voted for O in 2008! To save us from Warhead Bush. We are sooo lied to.
And if Trump inaugurates, I fear it will be deja vous all over again. Tho I didn’t vote for him.
Paul Craig Roberts:
There is no doubt that US President Barak Obama is a war criminal as are his military and intelligence officials and most of the House and Senate. Continue reading →
… that the mainstream media [what I’m taking to calling, as a whole, the GPN (Government Propaganda Network)], working with and for the CIA, simply concocts a convenient Big Lie—“Despite all appearances, people, your all-majestic emperor is NOT naked.”—and spoon feeds it to a just-tell-me-what-to-think-and-do public.
Personally, this notion that the Russians are behind Hillary’s defeat [and the destruction of everything that makes America a bright, shining Candyland] reminds me of the scene in Mel Brooks’ 1987 movie, Spaceballs, where Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) dangerously orders his ship, Spaceball One, to go to LUDICROUS SPEED!
From this corner it appears the GPN and its backers are spinning childish lunatic fantasies, as a last gasp-cum-death throe. Tomorrow, the meeting of the presidential electors, will provide a significant data point as to whether America has sufficient humanity remaining to brush off these dying, demented space-lizards and move on. Paul Craig Roberts presents some scary, yet reasonable, speculation on who’s behind the curtain pulling the levers, and what may happen if Toto and Dorothy do not reveal, then call out the Wiz. Personally, I think the people will call this CIA-GPN Big Lie Bluff… and drive a stake thru the heart of the mainstream media… finito!
Some disturbing discoveries surrounding the latest propornot.com fiasco
By Paul Craig Roberts [Full column here.]
Note: What Paul and others are taking on reminds me of the 1999 movie The Cider House Rules, starring Michael Caine, Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, and Delroy Lindo. It is based on the book by John Irving. The message is that just because somebody, somewhere, without any connection to others’ real lives sets down a rule for others in writing—in the movie, a list of 12 ludicrous rules is posted to illiterate cider house workers, such as they have to go up to the roof to sleep—such silly, arbitrary rules are malicious and real people should ignore or defy them en masse.
Today, in Washington, particularly, legislators pass legislation or executives issue edicts that are completely antihuman. Based on a recent Washington Post column, the US House has passed a law that enables the federal government to shut down sites that it feels are Russian propaganda outlets. The WaPo PropOrNot list of 200 includes the Ron Paul Institute, Natural News, and PCR’s site! Is this a violation of fundamental First Principles’ law? You betcha. And qua Cider House Rules, we the people are going to ignore and defy all such tyrannical measures. [And they keep coming every day. It’s obvious that the Men of the Power Sickness are pulling out all the stops and behaving like dictators. They are at the end of their ropes, so let’s proceed quickly to hang them… from lamp posts.]
… and, oh, coercive governments in America also will be electing sundry officials
First, let’s take care of that ‘other thing,’ namely who to vote for in the general election for president [ref. insert and the PCR link]. →
Please, to all my friends in the liberty movement (or simply my well-meaning liberal friends who have deep feelings about common-sense good government), DO NOT SLIT YOUR WRISTS if Trump wins. Liberty activists are driving the only moral-intellectual bus the Donald will be riding in on. Thus we shall have great influence over his policies, whether he likes it or not. Wikileaks isn’t going away; the Donald will stay above board and transparent—become a conduit for quickly dismantling the Global Mob (Glob)—or he’ll be outed like the Clintons.
Trump says he wants the people to take charge of their lives and their government. We’ll see if that’s true. We have to be wary of last acts of Glob desperation or self-destruction, such as crashing the world economy and blaming it on the Freedom People. But I’m optimistic. Even if Hillary wins, she’ll soon keel over or be frog-stepped off the world stage in an orange jumpsuit. [We the people are finally on the verge of running things; the productive class stands ultimately to receive massive reparations from the banksters for centuries of central-state larceny.] Continue reading →
It’s not just the Wikileaks that disqualify Hitlery, it’s imminent nuclear annihilation
Summarizing from my latest Facebook post: “With Trump we liberty people have real issues—for one thing he has said he wouldn’t mind seeing Snowden executed extrajudicially PLUS he certainly hasn’t expressed any appreciation of Julian Assange’s Wikileaks that are burying the Clinton crime family—but FOR SURE with her we’ll get tyranny and death. Trump has laid down the gauntlet vs. the so-called ‘globalists.’ Johnson and Weld, if they win in a fluke, will fold like an accordion to the globalist Death Star.”
Yes, this is a reversal of my most recent stand for the Johnson- Weld ticket, but so much water has gone under the bridge in the previous week. For one thing the Wikileaks keep on a comin’. Trump has to realize that he is being helped enormously by Julian Assange—Hitlery wonders why hasn’t the Wikileaks founder/leader been ‘droned’—so a rational thing for Trump to do is to claim he will:
pardon Ed Snowden
pardon Julian Assange
pardon Chelsea Manning
etc., etc., release and reward all the whistleblowers and political prisoners