I hate nationalism, and I think Mimi completely overstates Ilhan Omar's statement concerning Syria. However, Mimi does lodge plenty of valid complaints in her video:
Also interesting and perhaps a matter for another video. The shooter visited Israel (along with many other countries). And there was a drill running at the same time of the attack.
Running drills when attacks happen is more than statistically significant. The odds of running so many drills right when attacks occur are astronomically against mere coincidence. It's daring anyone to point out the gaslighting. It stating that they don't care that we know.
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John McEvoy has spent the past 6 months on Colombia and as of March 15 is in Venezuela. Although I recorded him in a hotel, he is actually staying in one of Caracas poorer areas and has already observed quite a lot of the reality on the ground here, including most notably the lack of a humanitarian crisis.
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... with every successive effort by the U.S. and its proxies to destabilize countries and dethrone their elected leaders, they pay less attention to disguising their real motives and covering their tracks, and more attention to ignoring their failures and downplaying their disasters. That this reality should awaken more folks to the hollowness and hubris of America’s much-touted rep as a “force for good in the world” or a “beacon of freedom” is a given for those of us with a more clear-eyed view of how much chaos, destruction, and geopolitical instability this default policy prescription engenders.
Either way, any leaning towards Moscow would just not do, and this information understandably set a cat amongst the hawks in Langley and Washington. Perhaps not surprisingly, it was revealed later on some members of the then Eisenhower administration had ‘interests’ in the mineral and resource wealth of the country, a frequently recurring motif underpinning America’s unrelenting efforts to assert that “right to protect” and from there export that aforementioned “democracy” etc. so they could eventually import these resources to America at bargain basement prices. It also scared the local anti-communist, right-wing elements in the country including in the Army, especially the top brass who wore asbestos underpants under their MilFats (military fatigues), were highly tuned to the geopolitical and economic imperatives in relation to guaranteeing their future, and who would clearly benefit from a takeover of government. Oh, and did I say they were pro-American?
... The Gipper’s Ambassador to the UN, Jeanne Kirkpatrick (aka the Fairy Godmother of Neo-cons and an Amazonian Cold Warrior of the first order), was once quoted as saying that ‘America could be justified in its defense of totalitarian regimes if it served the defense of liberty and the national interest’. This was a refrain we have come to hear many times since.
... "No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what your government is doing is actually worse than you can imagine". [Source]
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A Serbian journalist asked me what I thought of this expected judgement two days ago. Here are his questions and my answers to put this travesty in perspective:
Question: What do you think about the verdict?
Answer: The same thing I think about all the ICTY “judgements” so called. They are not worth the paper they are written on. The ICTY is an illegitimate tribunal. Its decisions have no valid legal standing. On top of that the Karadzic trial, like all the other trials [held at the ICTY], was a travesty in which the main witnesses against him were NATO officers and “experts” and in which the judges relied heavily on statements of witnesses handed to them by the prosecution without any cross-examination of the people that made the statements; in which there seems to have been no cross-examination of the witnesses on how they came into contact with the prosecutors and how their statements were made; in which the defence is hardly mentioned, so that in effect the defence was almost completely ignored and dismissed if it contradicted the prosecution version of events; in which the judges treated the accused and defence counsel with contempt and in which they violated all accepted standards of fair trials: the right to make full answer and defence, the right to presumption of innocence, the right to cross-examine witnesses, the right to call witnesses, and of course the right not to have hearsay evidence used against the accused. This was not a trial but a charade, a staged drama, with an outcome scripted in advance by the NATO powers.
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Twitter uses algorithms unknown to the public to remove, block, suspend or restrict accounts of its users. Like other social media companies, Twitter has come under intense U.S. congressional pressure to censor accounts deemed hostile to U.S. interests. [Source]
Well, if John Bolton's interests are the US's interests, then the US's interests are not my interests but the exact opposite. However, I'm not done fighting for the USA to take it completely out from under the evil fakes.
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I'm glad President Trump didn't start a war with Russia over Syria the way Hillary Clinton very likely would have, but that doesn't excuse Trump's extremely hypocritical foreign policy where he cozies up to real dictators, brutal ones, while calling democratic elected presidents the dictators.
100% of this comes at the hands of the neocon idiots with whom Trump has surrounded himself.
The ACLU speaking about another of Trump's misguided actions vis-a-vis international law:
“This policy will significantly limit the US’ influence abroad, provide repressive regimes with a convenient excuse to reject international human rights investigations, and ultimately help make the world a more lawless and dangerous place,” they wrote.
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I was opposed to the One-China Policy right from the start. The US should never have agreed to it.
Taiwan has been democratically ruled for about 30 years. It allows freedom of expression and religion in contrast to China's tight restrictions under authoritarian Communist Party rule, and remains a close U.S. ally in the Asia-Pacific region.
While China insists that Taiwan is its territory to be brought under its control by force if necessary, more than 70 percent of Taiwanese oppose China's goal of unification, the government's Mainland Affairs Council spokesman said in January. Many fear Beijing would eliminate Taiwan's democratic institutions. [Source]
The US can reverse the wrongheaded policy right now and should (and regardless of any tariffs or trade wars).
The sooner the US openly states that granting China Most Favored Trading Partner status was wrong and that the One-China Policy was and remains wrong the better things will be.
The US had no business enriching a totalitarian dictatorship but should have done everything in its power to bring about an end of that dictatorship. I don't mean for the sake of rabid capitalism either. I mean for real democracy.
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Reportedly, the Russian government will be the sole and ultimate arbiter of what is or is not factual and will punish violators and also those who "show 'blatant disrespect' online for the state, the authorities, the public, the Russian flag or the constitution."
It all sounds sweeping and vague and ripe for abuse by the government. It all runs diametrically opposed to the US Bill of Rights. There are limits on speech in the US, but I'd be totally against any such sweeping and vague law here.
Naturally, it's quite possible Russia will not intentionally abuse the law. However, what about successor governments/administrations in Russia? Putin may not intend to abuse people with the law, but how can he be sure his replacement(s) won't?
There are already those in Russia who claim they aren't allowed to freely protest when they should be allowed. Are there really mechanisms in place in Russia to allow the People to obtain redress for legitimate grievances?
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The reason Iran did this is not because the PKK is a terrorist organization. It's not. Iran did this to be in good graces with Turkey and to stop democratic, secular socialism from gaining a foothold/nation-state in the region.
Iran is an Islamic theocracy, not a democracy. The leader of the religion gets to say who does or doesn't get to run for election in Iran. That's a religious dictatorship.
There's zero good reason why Iran should be a religious dictatorship rather than a secular democracy.
Unfortunately, Iran's Muslims are actually practicing real Islam when they have the religion be the government by having the final say on all matters, which Islam does in Iran.
It makes one wonder why American Muslims think they are completely practicing Islam in the US when Islam is far from the final say in the US and those Muslims claim they aren't out to change that but rather protect the US Constitution. It also makes one wonder why those American Muslims don't readily admit that Islam is, per Islam itself, supposed to be the government and out to become the government. In fact, per Islam, wherever Islam is under violent attack, all able bodied Muslim males are supposed to go there to fight to defend Islam. How many Muslims do that? Why don't they if they think they are real Muslims?
As far as I'm concerned, anyone claiming to be a Muslim who is not openly for Islam taking over the entire Earth to become the government of the Earth should renounce Islam and take up a different religion or none.
They should look into real Christianity.
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