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US Bombs Syria And Ridiculously Claims Self Defense

On orders of President Biden, the United States has launched an airstrike on a facility in Syria. As of this writing the exact number of killed and injured is unknown, with early reports claiming “a handful” of people were killed.

Rather than doing anything remotely resembling journalism, the western mass media have opted instead to uncritically repeat what they’ve been told about the airstrike by US officials, which is the same as just publishing Pentagon press releases.

Here’s this from The Washington Post:

The Biden administration conducted an airstrike against alleged Iranian-linked fighters in Syria on Thursday, signaling its intent to push back against violence believed to be sponsored by Tehran.


Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the attack, the first action ordered by the Biden administration to push back against alleged Iranian-linked violence in Iraq and Syria, on a border control point in eastern Syria was “authorized in response to recent attacks against American and coalition personnel in Iraq, and to ongoing threats.”


He said the facilities were used by Iranian-linked militias including Kaitib Hezbollah and Kaitib Sayyid al-Shuhada.


The operation follows the latest serious attack on U.S. locations in Iraq that American officials have attributed to Iranian-linked groups operating in Iraq and Syria. Earlier this month, a rocket attack in northern Iraq killed a contractor working with the U.S. military and injured a U.S. service member there.

So we are being told that the United States launched an airstrike on Syria, a nation it invaded and is illegally occupying, because of attacks on “US locations” in Iraq, another nation the US invaded and is illegally occupying. This attack is justified on the basis that the Iraqi fighters were “Iranian-linked”, a claim that is both entirely without evidence and irrelevant to the justification of deadly military force. And this is somehow being framed in mainstream news publications as a defensive operation.

This is Defense Department stenography. The US military is an invading force in both Syria and Iraq; it is impossible for its actions in either of those countries to be defensive. It is always necessarily the aggressor. It’s the people trying to eject them who are acting defensively. The deaths of US troops and contractors in those countries can only be blamed on the powerful people who sent them there.

The US is just taking it as a given that it has de facto jurisdiction over the nations of Syria, Iraq, and Iran, and that any attempt to interfere in its authority in the region is an unprovoked attack which must be defended against. This is completely backwards and illegitimate. Only through the most perversely warped American supremacist reality tunnels can it look valid to dictate the affairs of sovereign nations on the other side of the planet and respond with violence if anyone in those nations tries to eject them.

It’s illegitimate for the US to be in the Middle East at all. It’s illegitimate for the US to claim to be acting defensively in nations it invaded. It’s illegitimate for the US to act like Iranian-backed fighters aren’t allowed to be in Syria, where they are fighting alongside the Syrian government against ISIS and other extremist militias with the permission of Damascus. It is illegitimate for the US to claim the fighters attacking US personnel in Iraq are controlled by Iran when Iraqis have every reason to want the US out of their country themselves.

Even the official narrative reveals itself as illegitimate from within its own worldview. CNN reports that the site of the airstrike “was not specifically tied to the rocket attacks” in Iraq, and a Reuters/AP report says “Biden administration officials condemned the February 15 rocket attack near the city of Irbil in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish-run region, but as recently as this week officials indicated they had not determined for certain who carried it out.”

This is all so very typical of the American supremacist worldview that is being aggressively shoved down our throats by all western mainstream news media. The US can bomb who it likes, whenever it likes, and when it does it is only ever doing so in self defense, because the entire planet is the property of Washington, DC. It can seize control of entire clusters of nations, and if any of those nations resist in any way they are invading America’s sovereignty.

It’s like if you broke into your neighbor’s house to rob him, killed him when he tried to stop you, and then claimed self defense because you consider his home your property. Only in the American exceptionalist alternate universe is this considered normal and acceptable.

This sort of nonsense is why it’s so important to prioritize opposition to western imperialism. World warmongering and domination is the front upon which all the most egregious evils inflicted by the powerful take place, and it plays such a crucial role in upholding the power structures we are up against. Without endless war, the oligarchic empire which is the cause of so much of our suffering cannot function, and must give way to something else. If you’re looking to throw sand in the gears of the machine, anti-imperialism is your most efficacious path toward that end, and should therefore be your priority.

In America especially it is important to oppose war and imperialism, because an entire empire depends on keeping the locals too poor and propagandized to force their nation’s resources to go to their own wellbeing. As long as the United States functions as the hub of a globe-spanning power structure, all the progressive agendas that are being sought by what passes for the US left these days will be denied them. Opposing warmongering must come first.

Standing against imperialism and American supremacism cuts directly to the heart of our difficulties in this world, which is why so much energy goes into keeping us focused on identity politics and vapid energy sucks which inconvenience the powerful in no way whatsoever. If you want to out-wrestle a crocodile, you must bind shut its mouth. If you want to take down a globe-spanning empire, you must take out its weapons. Opposing warmongering and killing public trust in the propaganda used to justify it is the best way to do this.


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  • the sky stands as roof above your head without any pillars, the sun follows it’s appointed course without any malfunction or failure, we can’t touch or see the spirits yet we know that they exist .. yet these facts/signs of the Almighty are not ‘signs’ enough for you, eh?

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  • PS to ‘USA bombs Syria’,

    What Biden thinks or wants to do doesn’t count. His No.1 obligation as resident in the White House, is to ensure the military corporations that donated million to his electoral campaign, feel happy with their ‘investment’.

    Also, people still believe in Diplomacy, totally ignoring the ‘real’ mission of the diplomat (and who he’s called diplomat. An Ambassador represents his Government and the interests of the country that pays his salary. So if Biden wants to bomb Syria, the American Ambassador’s mission, in Syria, is not to go against his President plans. He’d be a traitor and lose his job. He only has to ‘pretend’ he’ll try to thwart the attack.


    • Thank you Mr. President Alberto. I guess you represent the New. You do have an interesting blog to showcase your work. I’ll take sometime to read and to understand. You know, old age, But be welcome to discuss this post. Here we have some peps talking about the revolution. Yes, that revolution which Latin America already did in the 60s, 70s, 80s. And when they finally reached the power, they lost the shit surrounded by privileges, influence, bribery, favors, nepotism. Everything what they did fight for at the end they became worst than the local elites. Such a tragedy. But Venezuela and Cuba still holding the honor. Decades of cruel economic sanctions. We have intellectuals using an erudite English almost difficult to understand at least for me. I don’t know how the average people of the world will do understand it. Maybe we need to think a reasonable way to express our thoughts. I barely can read without my glasses and I can barely write in a precise manner. We have old school minds, hipsters, hippies, bummers, millennials, etc. We are all trying to establish a friendly way to agree in disagree positively in order to be able to move towards a proactive debate. The author never shows up, you know, celebrities. And that’s it. If you have any questions, Khatika is our PR. She will answer your questions. All the best. See you. Auf wiedersehen. Au revoir. Hasta la vista.

  • Caitlin, “USA bombs Syria”

    This is how it always is. Countries agree to play ‘friend’ or ‘enemy’. In the Game of War it doesn’t matter if the enemy is real or just plays the enemy. Bashar al-Assad can stay in power for so long, despite the thousands he killed or allowed to be killed, because he plays the Game. He agreed with America, via meetings at the UN, Syrian diplomats in Washington and American diplomats in Damascus, to allow America to test new air fighters, drones and bombs, same as the agreement US had with Pakistan politicians and diplomats, to allow American military companies to bomb Pakistan, using the American Air Force. Thanks to this (it happened 3-4 years ago) Pakistan had the honour to be a guest – the main guest – at the UN Security Council (hidden name: Insecurity Council or War Club). This allowed 2 years of 5-star living, in Geneva and New York, to a good number of Pakistani politicians and diplomats .

    These attacks are all negotiated in advance by all parties. Same as with all wars. Also in World War II, when Roosevelt and his Cabinet allowed Japan to bomb Pearl Harbour. All documented.

    Nothing will change while the world agrees to produce all these killing products and train people in their use. It would be totally absurd to believe that throwing bombs is for defense. Bombs, rockets, landmines, grenades, torpedoes, are only made for killing and they MUST be used, otherwise manufacturers will go bankrupt and create unemployment.

    In the twenty first century, wars are a business, nothing else.

    Alberto Portugheis
    President HUFUD

  • I fear that our comments to one another, are just that. Talking to you, and like minded persons is like talking to a wall, as far as any effect. Anyway, the US is fed the expression “targeted”. That as against just bombing for fun, or practice. Biden has all the evidence he needs to “target” the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia for execution. Execution by whom? Any one of ‘skin head’ contractors that operate throughout the middle east, and generate havoc, mayhem and death. I may be off base. Perhaps the ‘contractors’ are actually Journeymen Plumbers, Electricians, Masons and House-Painters. Tax monies going to Union members who happen to love working in the Middle East, and adore Hummus.
    I ramble due to utter disgust, and a rather painful sense that all that we can see in our future are tidal waves. Watch Bangladesh disappear.

    • Yeah, I know the feeling Mr. Thomas. For some decades I did my part as engineer and consultant. I saw the rising of the environmental movement in the 70s till the beginning of this painful century. I build my know-how right on the field. Far from laptops, conferences, political nepotism. When I had an opportunity to talk with that new generation – most of them with phd – most of them never went into the field to see what’s going on. Long preambles introducing nothing. But it was useful to implement organizational standards inside the corporations. But as far I can remember, I guess the big ball still rolling out there till today. Moving from place to another and no-one wants to admit singing: “But the kid isn’t my son!” It’s this kind of endless loop what can give us the impression that we are talking to the walls. But make no mistake. Everyone is paying attention.

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  • What if one day Russia bombs Washington “in defense” of RT journalists beaten in France by “allegedly USA-connected” cops ?

    Oh, i forgot, there is no moral equivalence between Americans and subhumans…

  • America’s foreign policies regarding the Middle East are completely and directly controlled by Israel and its sayanim in Washington. Th entire lot of these think tanks and special offices have been either set up or taken over by the zionist mafia. It’s the reason why America is so deeply involved in that area of the world and to inflict as much damage and casualties to the people living there so that israel can claim control over the entire Middle East.
    It’s time to stop Israel, arrest every foreign agent working for them and that includes the politicians, generals and other assorted Washington sewer dwellers, most who have become ensnared in Jeffery Epstein’s pedo blackmail scheme.
    It is time for America to tell Israel where to go and how to get there. It is time for America to stop wasting its treasury and blood for that hideous zionist shit hole, Israel.
    otherwise we’re going to be stuck there wasting the America taxpayer’s money until there’s nothing left.
    Don’t forget what the arch criminal netenyahu stated about sucking America dry until there’s nothing left but a welfare state.
    The time may come when we will have to take down Israel instead and eliminate the zionist oligarchs who have had far too much power and control.
    As for Americans, do not allow your children to enlist in the military. Keep them away from lying recruiters at all times. Do not encourage them to become soldiers for israel.

    • It’s not so simple to put in practice a solution to the Middle East. If the oil and gas disappeared that would be perfect. No one else voluntarily would go there. But with the promise of trillions of dollars at stake, if you can control all Middle East, they will be there as long as it takes. If Turkey could go back in time and decided to not go to the war with the germans, nothing this would be happening. Israel would not even exist. With the fall of Turkey, those Arabs, a bunch of drunks, vagabonds and losers used to make raids in little settlements in the desert became the Saudi Arabia royal family. They were chosen to obey UK and USA till the last barrel of oil be extracted. A two years ago, suddenly something extraordinary happened with the Saudi Aramco oil and gas, They opened capital for foreign investors. Which means, they are running out of it. That’s why they are bombing Yemen in a coalition with USA-UK and Australia, the loyal underdog, is there too just to be cool.That’s why they are in Syria stealing oil and gas. I’ll not repeat the coalition again. That’s why they are in Iraq and Afghanistan with same coalition. Iran is the final prize. Decades of sanctions and an untouched ocean of oil and gas.
      You know, if the EU had strength to face the USA and the rest of the world, they would. They know it would be more lucrative to them to make diplomacy and pipelines than war. They know the USA control the narrative worldwide. Enough to make the Fiji islands to send troops to the Middle East. The only country with power and military experience capable of damaging in a large scale the USA is Russia. Russia knows very much so. But the Russians will never do it. They will not start a conflict with Americans. They know what America will do. It’s a complicated chain to break American power worldwide. That one of the reasons they want to have control over social media and press media. That’s the first front in a long sequence of events before the war. If you can damage the credibility of the self-entitled “good guys”, it’s a beginning. Not enough but it’s a first step.

      • When America’s phony economy collapses, and it will, then it will have no choice but to retreat. There will be no way to implement any extra foreign policy nor to retain its military bases overseas. It is all going to collapse.
        I hope all those troops overseas can find their way back home when it happens. Otherwise they will be left stranded in a hostile country to fend for themselves.
        What’s coming ain’t gonna be pretty.

  • It’s not the first time I’ve seen an invasion described as a counterinsurgency.

    • Lynn. I have a few questions for you.
      1. Why do your links have a tendency to go off the side of the page?
      2. Why did you place such a dismal bet – the bet that the Shocker won?
      3. What is your game? This is the second time I’ve asked this question for posterity sake.
      4. What is it that you hope for?
      What do you want to happen versus what are you afraid of – I could give a flip what you are afraid of, but I do want to know what it is that you want – I want to know what your game is. So tell me please.
      Yours truly,
      ps – what the effing hell is the US of a “defending” in Syria? That is a fair question, and this time around, if I don’t get a freaking answer, then it just firms my resolve more, even more than I thought possible, to defend the great country of Iran. I don’t know about you all, but I’m sick of this fucking shit and Iran formed from Persia and both of them are the most beautiful cultures I can think of except for maybe the Minoan’s, but hell, none of us will get to see what they were, just like we will NEVER get to see a herd of Buffalo like they once were on the Plains! What a shame.

    • People overestimate the intelligence of these guys today in the chain. People overestimate people working to NASA, UN, White House, Kremlin, Westminster. What you can see on the top is the lowest level. Most of them on them top are just briefed about what’s going on. Everyone below is faithful to what they are doing. If you ask to any of them they will say nothing what’s said about them it’s true. And they are right about that. The whole picture was separated in thousands of pieces. So no one really knows what’s going on. But what irony to know that they did it because they don’t know as well. Everyone will stay in the dark. Mark my words. Everyone is welcome but just a few John and Mary Doe will be able to cross that door.

      • I disagree with that, but time will tell.
        I have faith big R and I hope you do
        as well, cause if you got no faith
        then what do you have?
        You must know spirits are about and they know what matters?
        You must know that Big R – don’t you know that?
        If you don’t, then let me tell you.
        Spirits are about and they
        mean business.
        Me too!
        Best to you Big R – I like your style!

        • Ken, If you can let me call you brother, yes. you can disagree with me because we are all in the same boat. I’m not a religious guy but I do respect those who are. We are faithfully sharing our experiences here. and I don’t care about the links of that guy or anyone else.I’m don’t have anything to fear. Some have a little to share, some have much but we are all moving towards something. The future is dark but I’m not afraid of the darkness. I’m afraid to not be able to do something to help or to inspire, when the time where the turn of the tide is upon us.

          • Big R – For Sure. I’m with you on that. You know I have some long-time friends and sometimes we get in disagreements, but I think we know about what really matters and we know we agree.
            So, that is good I reckon.

  • How a single cell slime mold makes smart decisions without a central nervous system.
    But, yet the populace still can’t figure out what’s good for them?

    • Well, In 1953, Francis Crick said how: “…organisms were deliberately transmitted to earth by intelligent beings on another planet. We conclude that it is possible that life reached the earth in this way, but that the scientific evidence is inadequate at the present time to say anything about the probability…”
      Furthermore, Crick’s ideas on the theory that we are a result of ‘a bunch of molecules crashing into each other’ are that it is as likely as the assembly of a Jumbo Jet, hit by a hurricane in a junkyard.
      That’s the truth, Ruth. Believe it or not, it doesn’t matter for us, John’s and Mary Doe of the world.
      All evidence is pointing to the fact that we were tailor-made to live only here. Our symbiosis between bacterias and virus is what keep us alive here in balance with the environment of this Biosphere. It’s well known the fact that long periods in space can make the brain dismiss the necessity of teeth, bones, muscles, etc. In fact, what we need is to feed is our cells. Billions of biochemical reactions are controlled every fraction of second by our brain. Our body is the jetpack. The brain controls our life system. Everything is recorded in our DNA. Maybe when we die all this info is uploaded to some place not so far from here. The rest of our body is recycled. Too much for you? okay. Let’s get back to our kindergarten.

  • One-Third of Deaths Reported to CDC After COVID Vaccines Occurred within 48 Hours of Vaccination

    • I pity the children. They will not have an opportunity to enjoy life as it used to be In the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s. To travel from country to another you will need to have this new ID or certificate proving that you are vaccinated. I’ll not be surprise seeing people in line to get a jab in order to embark in an airplane. It was already an embarrassment-humiliation to pass through the security protocols to embark in an airplane after 9/11. Now it will get worst.

  • It is to be hoped that Vatican intelligence knows and reads Agenzia Nova, a site specializing in international geopolitics and war conflicts, also thanks to the partnership with Leonardo, the Italian weapons industry. On Monday afternoon, in fact, a new rain of rockets hit the Iraqi capital Baghdad, following the attack that took place in the last days in that of Iraqi Kurdistan, Erbil, two places where Pope Francis I should celebrate Holy Masses on Saturday March 6 and Sunday 7.

  • Americans: $2000 check please
    Government: Maybe $1400
    Americans: $2000 check
    Government: $2000-$600=$1400
    Americans: No, $2000
    Government: “Oh, look- Trump is leaving! We have to impeach him!”
    Americans: $2000 check?
    Government: Have an impeachment instead

    • Alright, I’ll give thiis a try…

      Americans: Where’s the $2000 check you promised?
      Government: Fuck you
      Americans: So about that $15 an hour minimum wage?
      Government: Fuck you
      Americans: May we have some student debt relief?
      Government: Fuck you
      Americans: Our infrastructure is a shambles. Let’s Build Back America!
      Government: Fuck you
      Bezos: hi
      Government: Here’s 10 billion dollars for AWS so we can expand our surveillance.

      • That’s perfect as well. And talking about money, I would strongly recommend to not be caught without any savings in cash just in case things go south from every now and on. You know, everything is in the cloud. It can disappear with no promises of giving it back to ordinary people.

        • That’s true and the banks will be allowed the policy of bail-ins, that is they will seize all assets within their banking structures, ie: savings, checking and safety deposit boxes to recoup losses.
          If you leave any money in the bank, you are being foolish .

  • The American government point of view:

    ‘Now, friend, I am going to beat the living crap out of you.’ But Why? ‘That doesn’t matter; just don’t try to stop me, or I will first kill you, then bring you back to life, so that I can beat the living crap out of you again.’ ‘Then, for good measure, I’ll kill you again.’

    • Harry – exactly.
      This is why I am dubious of those who proclaim they have been “born again”. Fat-cheeked blubbery bullshitting Pompeo was the most emblematic representation of this grand hypocrisy. I’m glad he is gone, but I knew nothing was gonna change while we suffer under the “2-Party Monopoly out of the made up city of DC”.
      I basically think you only get to be born once, and then it is up to you what you are gonna make of the life you have been given. I consider it a gift even if it wasn’t my decision to be born and I’m very dubious of those who espouse being “born again”. Most of the time they are just looking for suckers to be taken advantage of……..I’m thinking though as we all slowly but surely get more savvy about the reality of whose narrative this is and whose narrative that is that we will all take the narrative of others with a grain of salt cause you have to ask yourself: what is their agenda? More importantly – can’t we all think for ourselves individually?
      So there were some a few decades ago I believe who had a noble agenda but they were polished off by bullets from others (with their self-proclaimed narrative) or, even worse, their own hand when they slunk into the oblivion of self depression caused by the huge disconnect that all the disarray amongst humanity must of weighed down their minds. They figured – I didn’t choose to be here and why would I want to be here amongst so much disarray. I don’t blame anyone for taking their own life and I don’t consider it a sin against the creator because you and I didn’t get to “choose” if we were created, but we should at least be able to choose if we want to go somewhere more peaceful. And if you think the only way to get there is to end your life, then I don’t blame you, but I think you are making a mistake if you make this choice. Ain’t free will wonderful?
      Does this make any sense to you?
      So cutting to the chase in a most focused way, I’m going to narrow this down to two main causes of current strife and they are very interrelated. You got a country called Israel that was started by some seriously fearsome fighters, who had fought for their lives, and I respect that, but I don’t respect that they seem intent on perpetuating the suffering that they survived. You got that and you got a bunch of pissed of me-too ladies who can get you strung up (metaphorically) in a heartbeat just by making an accusation. Hells-bells, they don’t even need to make an accusation anymore – all it takes is a complaint and then others will turn that into something way more than it should have ever been just for their nefarious purposes. The ones pushing the nefarious purposes create a “test” so to speak for all of us as to whether the species of “homo-sapiens” deserves to continue because to be frank we will either stop their nefarious ways (those who take advantage) and all the contagion associated with it, or we won’t. The human species will not survive unless the females and males figure out how to live in harmony and lately the pendulum on that has gotten out of control crazy. Time for some moderation is what I think, but it ain’t up to me nor is it up to you. It is up to all of us together. We will live or die together and that is the heart of the matter.
      Any alien observing the activities on planet Earth (a big green-blue marble that will attract attention seems to me), would recognize this right off the bat and then sit back and see what happens. I’m guessing they would hope for the best, but in reality, they would just assume not take fate into their own hands, and that makes sense cause if they could observe this way, then obviously they got off their own planet and that sort of thing only happens for species that know how to survive.
      That’s what I think.

  • everyone is correct. in here. Cait is a blazing jewel of a writer.
    having said that: this is the premeditated future of a very ambitious conspiratorial po=lot. IRAQ has a pop spread like the US: OUR 12% black community is comparable to Iraq’s 12% SUNNI. SO WHICH SIDE DID WE PICK TO DEFEND? SUNNI. AND WE, VIA THE CIA INSTALLED SADDAM HUSSEIN. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAD NO IDEA. IRAQIS DID, BUT WERE PRETTY MUCH SILENCED.
    so the lingering hatred of oppression by a majority population was also installed…via ou military inbred over confidence: we could fight them later -for more money what a gold mine! The Shia living in Iraq will take over their own gov. someday maybe now and they will blend in with the Shia of Iran. the unbelievable hubris of such a long term plan is 2 things: unnoticeable like a clock moving. + we are supposedly defending a nation we first sabotaged by coup and then crushed by killing 1.5 million of them.
    if anything that should’ve put ALL muslims on the same page, but these are also “stubborn too easily excitable and half crazy people” anyway: our DOD could count on that. to the West the Saudis were ready to declare war on Iran if only we would or Israel would nuke the MFs….! and the Emirs …i dunno. amazing how brotherly they. appear from a distance and how mutually hateful they are up close: like Hutus and Tutsis, or Brits and Sinn Fein for a century. or Huguenots and catholics, north and south US , Ibo vs. Hausa, or take a look at poor Spain’s schizo war via Franco and the Catalan or the Basques. it’s everywhere….and you can plan on it. so we did.
    now we can have another 20 years war for our MIC to depend on, trying to destroy IRAN after already replacing their duly elected socialist Mossadec with a KING. the shah, and a nifty and helpful SAVAK secret police to keep the people shut the hell UP!

    After Iran—me and some of you will all be dead and gone…we’ll still have RUSSIA AND CHINA to destroy and take over.
    and just think when i was in 6th grade i was learning the golden rule and wondering out loud if it wouldn’t be better to crawl out from under our useless desks to surrender to the Russians. and let them take over Chicago. Russian boyz Russian grrrls….more volleyball! soccer. we can teach them how to pay first base for starters.
    could you imagine how Mayor Daley would take it>>>
    he’d get a heart attack!
    i’m also pretty sure they’da made us collect the garbage EQUALLY…
    this is the end all be all of perfectly pure CAPITALISM. in it’s own petrified robotic cage…somehow spawning zillions more of those petrified eggs to spawn spewing like dying salmon in their preferred dead zones…more death…they can always call population control.

  • Excellent article, as usual.
    “In America especially it is important to oppose war and imperialism, because an entire empire depends on keeping the locals too poor and propagandized to force their nation’s resources to go to their own wellbeing.”
    Agreed. We must speak out, stand up and demand peace!
    End this genocide! End the insanity!
    The propaganda is insidious. And technology is keeping it in most people’s faces every waking moment.
    Saw the documentary “The Social Dilema” on Netflix last week. Highly recommend it.
    It’s about a group of former tech and social media executives and developers who have seen how damaging their work has been to our society. They formed an organization called “Center For Humane Technology.” Haven’t done any research on it yet, so don’t know much about it.
    In any case, I wrote done one interchange between two of developers:
    One said: If you’re not paying for the product, you are the product.”
    The other said: “But that’s too simplistic, it’s the slight imperceptible change in your behavior that’s the product.”
    Another quote:
    “Algorithms and manipulative politicians are becoming so good at controlling us and configuring us we have less and less control of who we really are and what we really believe.”
    Many great comments here, btw.

    • A few more quotes [paraphrased] from the Social Media doc:
      “These systems have almost no human supervision, they build models that predict our actions.”
      “People think they’re seeing the same news feeds but they’re seeing completely different worlds, because they’re seeing what computers are calculating what’s perfect for each one of them.”
      ” 2.7 billion Truman Shows with their own set of facts.”
      “We say, how can all these people be so stupid. How can they not see the same information as I’m seeing.

  • B.B.C. headline: Biden raises ‘human rights’ in call with Saudi king.

    What did the monologue consist of this time? That human rights are what the U.S. arbitrarily determines them to be, and to whom they shall apply.

    Don’t look now, unless your eyes are open and you’re prepared to actually witness the truth of the ‘deep state’ foreign policy of the Duopoly, once again in action, under the auspices, on this occasion of the ‘leadership’ of the Biden administration.

    At the close of a mere 25 days in office Biden is responsible for permitting the U.S. military, yet again to attack Syria.
    The absurd is the claim that it was in self-defense! What are U.S. troops doing in sovereign Syria in the first place? They weren’t legitimately invited in by the Syrian government, as were the Iranians and the Russians; no matter how distasteful any of these combatants against, or in support of that government are, to U.S. power dominance globally.

    One claim is that it was in defense of “coalition personnel”. Haven’t we heard that convenient excuse numerous times in the past? Another good excuse term – used at will, to be in anyone else’s backyard, anywhere else it deems appropriate; in Europe, and elsewhere for that matter, is NATO.

    This time, it is yet another brazen, active display of hegemonic, even upgraded applied U.S. foreign policy intentions, in action, for all the world to see. Everything has changed, yet nothing has changed! This ‘new’ (and improved – as in disguised) administration is the same joke we’ve been listening to for decades now.

    And on we go toward… name your poison. All are easy to swallow. Just hold your nose and sleep on!

  • “This sort of nonsense is why it’s so important to prioritize opposition to western imperialism…”

    Forget the resistance to Western imperialism. We are at the return of the days of Noah and the flood, so close to the end of the world and the return of Jesus. This is the reason why everyone bends to Western imperialism. In the West, I only see people exulting at the thought of dropping their pants to receive a vaccine promoted by Western imperialism.

    Decadence is everywhere and reaching everyone.

    Keeping my Rosary on hand!

  • I repeat: If you voted Dem or Rep you are an accessory to murder. And don’t forget to thank those brave men and women in uniform for their “Service”.

  • Let’s invent a new word. Lenin invented and used the process of agitprop to indoctrinate the masses—a word in English which combines “agitation” with “propaganda.” I’m thinking a new formulation of this process might be “narprop”—a linking of narrative with propaganda. Other possibilities might be “emprop”—combining “empire” with “propaganda”, or “improp”–combining “imperial” with “propaganda.”

    I like the latter because it’s easy to get from “improp” to “improper.” I also like the similarity of “improp” to “improv” since improp is like improv in that everyone knows it’s a joke.

    • Sweet – I seriously like this post along with the article which I read closely. Plus, I’m pleased to report that “Shocker” won the bet. Congratulations Shocker – you are the winner of that bet.
      Thank-you Variant 23.

      • Thanks for making things interesting, Ken.
        I also liked Variant’s comment. Clever.

    • Just one last little thing….
      what do you get, if you add an “e” to improv?
      Of course that question is rhetorical, but I like the thought process.

    • Variant, Lenin and the “revolution” just succeed because of some fortunate coincidences. First, one of the members was a Rockefeller’s cousin, if I do remember. They had America’s money to fund the movement. Second, it was one last act of vengeance against the royal family in Russia who did help the North in the civil war by blocking the British flotilla in Europe which was sending weapons and military supplies to the south. France, Austria, Russia were in order the ultimate mission of England: Eradicate the royal families in these countries for helping the colonial America to become an independent State. Each one of them had an interest in a free America, of course.
      But England, a lost small piece of land in the Atlantic North whose habitants descend from peasants who fled from ancient conquerors. A country who cannot feed his own population. Everything what they have to live there must be send to them. Otherwise they must flee from there, if they don’t want to practice cannibalism till there are enough people to live from fishing and some small farming.
      London lost the best colony but they got the best outcome for them. Why do you think the economic heart of Europe is there? A place where there’s no reason to live there if you don’t have enough beer and alcohol to get strength to wake up and to face all adversities And misery to live in an expensive piece of rock? There’s a long unofficial history between England and America. The spangled star in fact is a spanked star. You can’t say that there. It’s an offensive-offence like that created by Bojo. But make no mistake, we all have the right to offend and to be offended.

      • The big R says: “, we all have the right to offend and be offended.”
        I agree.
        Sticks and stones may break your bones, but “words” will never hurt me is something when I was a kid in the 70’s that we used to say……..but I guess back then, the kids were tougher.
        Nowadays all I see are pictures of kids playing their orchestra instrument inside an effing freaking green plastic tent! I’m not kidding and it makes me effusive.
        The other thing that really set me off yesterday in my own neighborhood was when I saw a bunch of kids in the kitty-corner yard jumping on the outdoor trampoline, and I’m not kidding, they all had masks on.
        Oh my god, the children are being programmed by this witless virus that ain’t nothing but another freaking common cold. It is “new”, so yes, so extra precaution is called for, but basically it is nothing new versus all the other viruses out there vying for existence.
        I’ve said all along what this mainly is is a “virus of fear” and so susceptible so many are to that today especially in the US of a, and that is why this country is heading in the wrong direction. Get pissed at me if you want for trying to point out flaws, but the effort has been and will be made throughout for the sake of improving the situation for everyone. For all People.
        There is not a thing about that that is complicated, so why is it so difficult?
        Hear is a query for ya: If you redacted the word “Confidential” on a document (every time it was stamped there) could it then be made public? The answer is yes and I know this, as I’m sure most here do as well, there are numerous documents that need to see the light of day if we are ever going to break out of this seeming death spiral.
        Some serious rain is heading my way. Time to take a bit of cover.
        Peace is easy!

        • Mr. Buffalo Ken! Hello there. Well said. Let me add more wood if you will be so kind, Once upon a time, in my youth, I walked in the top of this pyramid I never was a part of the circle. It was a huge coincidence I knew someone who was, I had conversations. I heard stories. I saw the contempt, arrogance and despise about human life. How it’s a useful commodity in periods of transition. How they joke about the rank of generals in levels. From diplomats to sociopaths. And how they are useful according the circumstances. Make no mistake, even the servants to be able to walk in the top chain of the Pentagon and secret agencies know exactly what they are and what they have to do to be there. But the best jokes were about kings and politicians. How they ask so little to give up an entire nation to them. The 6 persons who decide the fate of the world no one knows. They are not n the media. No one knows about them. They live a common life. They can walk freely knowing that they control the flow of money living under the eye in the western world. Unlimited power because you control the sources. There’s complex chain of people to manage it. That’s how they can keep in touch with reality while the rest live as hostages in the cloud.
          No one dies anymore of cancer, HIV, leukemia, influenza, etc. Everyone dies of covid for now. It’s the same scheme used in “weapons of mass destruction”. The world exchanged freedom for total surveillance. Now they want more. They want to know everything about you and decide if you can move from place to another. That’s how a miserable place like UK got to the top. Spying, piracy, thievery, etc. Of course they built boats and ships to intercept Spanish and Portuguese ships crossing the Atlantic. All that gold in the domes of buildings and churches in Europe came from an ocean of blood and graves. And we, the cattle, pray and ask for forgiveness to the ether.
          About the children, it’s all part of a script. I don’t read anymore the worldwide press media. I feel nauseous and I feel like throwing up. I wanna have a decent end in the last of my days far away from this world of lies, deception and betrayal. I lived in poverty my whole life. My richness is my mind. But I’m afraid this will be cinder and smoke as well.

          • Yo Big R – don’t make me all sad man…..it sounds to me like you have had an adventurous life of seeking out the truth. I’m striving for that myself.
            You know it was the damn cannons on the ships that enabled the “English” – whoever they hell they are – hard to tell these days…..dominate the way they did for a century or two, but guess what big R. That was a long time ago and things have changed.
            Better weapons are on the way and the beauty is no blood will have to be shed, and that my friend, if I may call you that, is why these better weapons will stand the test of time.
            Cause you must know if you think you are fixing to kick ass, then you might prevail in the short term, but in the long term, there will always be a bigger ass kicker out there and the universe is one mighty big place. I’d hate to just get off the planet thinking I’m gonna wipe out the “competition”. Ha, ha. What a joke.
            That is why I think humility actually fosters future survival. That along with Mutual Aid. With the two of them, so much can be learned and it can be learned so quickly that we will all be better off, and this is seriously a no-brainer.
            Only thing left now to sense is whether it actually happens or not. Hell if I know what is gonna happen next!

  • NYT, WAPO, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, et al. : “Pentagon Press Releases?” 99%? Yes.
    “[A]ny attempt to interfere … is an unprovoked attack which must be defended.”
    And, the latter is the utmost propaganda warfare technique.
    “But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.”

  • This is a long article but it explains quite clearly why war is coming, texas and california utilities are collapsing, people are starving in Yemen, China is having trouble feeding its people, etc. All energy related. Civilization is collapsing. Complaining about Biden is like complaining the fruit on the tree is bad instead of talking about the poor soil and lack of water.

  • People are going to soon realize Trump was holding back the US military agenda the best he could. That is why he had to go. He is fortunate that they did not remove him like Kennedy.

  • If I could speak to billions of people: What touches me most are acts of kindness, acts of love. What hurts me most are acts of cruelty and injustice. Maybe you are similar. These extraordinary times seem to be about redemption, the consequences of our acts as a species and as individuals. 

    Throughout history, there has been tyranny, injustices, and insanity. Insanity because “fouling one’s nest” makes no sense, when we are completely dependent on natural resources. When the white people came to the shores of what we now call the United States, all the rivers and nature was pristine, and within a few hundred years almost if not all the rivers and all the bodies of water have been polluted, the native population was decimated and essentially destroyed, etc., etc. Then and now we do the same in other countries, having built an arsenal greater than all others which we have used to murder millions, destroyed whole societies, create monumental migration problems, whilestealing their resources all in the name of freedom. 

    We have stood by while thousands of species have gone extinct due to our actions. We can blame our leaders, we can blame our system, we also need to blame ourselves, having been complicit for not having done enough to end this horrific and insane behavior.

    And now we face both extinction and totalitarianism. The powers that be are so powerful that we, those of us who see the errors of our ways, are impotent and must bow to their mercy, which clearly does not exist. One could say that the ship of fools which we call humanity are all going to their just reward. And people can only grasp at straws and indulge in wishful thinking.

    But while we are breathing there is always hope. Hope is the antidote to despair. Our hope lies in our ability to self organize and radically change the course of the ship that is so close to the precipice, to the crashing, tragic end as a species that has terrorized all life.

    We live in a world gone insane. People don’t know what to do. Many have lost their incomes and fear for their lives. They place their faith in anyone that gives them hope for survival, submitting to the will of the corrupt authorities. This is more or less our current situation.

    A tiny percentage of us can see through the smoke and illusions, and it is only us that might save the day, if we can strategize effectively, assuming that we also are not self-deluded.

    Obviously, at least to me, is that we must self organize, create a giant web of collaboration, a force for good, good being a rather vague term, meaning a force for restructuring how we govern top down, vertically to self governing bottom up, horizontally which would eliminate politicians and lobbyists, be much more democratic, effective, efficient, and virtually incorruptible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wywMhg604W8&feature&fbclid=IwAR3HcZvrdRJvRNqMRZ3m6t3hvuac7bTXlxnQn-WjutSbWoWXOw7iW7AAEd4.

    As well as restructuring our economy to incentivize cooperation, collaboration, and compassion, for the benefit of the whole.

    In order to do this, we need to use our current technology to connect all the disparate groups and organizations working to do this, with state of the art tools for collaboration and organizing, a network of networks. utopiacornucopia.org

    • Love this, Tom.
      “But while we are breathing there is always hope. Hope is the antidote to despair. Our hope lies in our ability to self organize and radically change the course of the ship that is so close to the precipice, to the crashing, tragic end as a species that has terrorized all life.”
      They want us all to be divided and isolated, hating each other and hating ourselves. So we are never able to hold those most responsible, accountable.
      They want us to give up. I say HELL NO!
      “As well as restructuring our economy to incentivize cooperation, collaboration, and compassion, for the benefit of the whole.”
      I want to try work on creating that, any way I can think of, in my daily life.

      • You all take a look at the mirror. Ask yourself if you have it takes to make a difference because it’s not a small task or feat to be accomplished. Not counting the author of this article, there are one or two in these comments with ability to dialogue with confidence about something meaningful in this direction. Ordinary people don’t understand about history, philosophy, geopolitics, politics. If you’re gong to sign up, take a look in the face of all people you’re going to fight for. Someone must step in to represent. No one else will do it willingly knowing that the outcome will not bring money. https://youtu.be/GgxSvFoQ59k

        • I look in the mirror often. Sometimes when I do it, I ask myself honestly: “Am I a puppet”.
          I give myself a true answer because if you can’t give yourself the truth, then there never will ever be any truth for any of us and guess what.
          I ain’t no freaking puppet but I know I do have strings pulling on me and they are there cause I chose for them to be there and I love them because I need them.
          If you got strings pulling on your mind that you didn’t even know were there then you must be a puppet and unless the puppets get a mind of their own then our fate is sealed. I hate to say it, but the narrative pushers better realize that puppets have no idea about what it takes to make a better world and so……..
          Well, hells-bells. Beats me what is gonna happen next, but I’m glad the Rogue Journalist has emerged from the rabbit hole and given that her journey was not mentioned beforehand I will have to reserve judgement as to whether it is still her that we are listening to and spending time chatting on her articles. I need proof and there is nothing wrong with that. Over time proof becomes evident, but just now, I’m really not sure what the hell is going on. This is why I have decided NOT to be a contributor to this site presently, but I will for sure be a lurker and you can rest assured I’m lurking around looking for something to say cause I’m happy to talk you head off and I’ll do it in a heartbeat.
          The leaves are shredded, the celebration is fixing to happen, and I’m so happy to know that my family is going to be close by me soon and not a one of us will be wearing masks!
          Mutual Aid is where it is at and if not for Kropotkin, Lenin would of never amounted to a hill of beans, but Lenin failed to understand what Kropotkin was trying to tell him, and you can’t blame him for that, but a good idea has a life of its own and Kropotkin went to his grave knowing that he tried to be a good man. I respect that big time. He is my hero, and yes indeed, I’m awed by all the Russian geniuses and if we could get past the psychopath narratives we would all learn so quickly it would be like a supernova.
          Not kidding and good night. I have more important things to deal with.
          All the best to those who are fighting for Peace, and remember this: Peace is Easy!

          • That’s the idea Mr. Ken. Who could imagine we would be here in this small blog lost between billions of domains on the internet? Separated by an ocean but very close for freedom, knowledge and justice. I respect all those who died fighting for freedom. Even when it was too late when they realized they were all fooled. It doesn’t matter for me Marx, Rousseau, political parties or anyone else. My mind is at the service of the humankind. We are all one and the same. Even knowing that there will always be someone thinking they are more the same than others. Kind wishes.

  • Caitlin comes back with a vengeance! Nails the latest outrage in two sentences: “If you’re looking to throw sand in the gears of the machine, anti-imperialism is your most efficacious path toward that end, and should therefore be your priority. In America especially it is important to oppose war and imperialism, because an entire empire depends on keeping the locals too poor and propagandized to force their nation’s resources to go to their own wellbeing.” I came of age in the midst of a great American peace movement. May I go out in the midst of another one.

    • And may our grandkids have no need for one.

  • “On orders of President Biden”? I suppose the order came from his desk, but I seriously doubt that he had a hand in producing the order.
    Regardless one’s political views, progressive to libertarian, socialist to free market proponent, etc. any sane person that examines any evidence not produced by the CIA infiltrated Mockingbird Media, must oppose such insanity. The US military presence in Syria is a criminal act by any international standard, not merely unjustified. It is indeed the same as one shot while breaking into someone’s house claiming self defense.
    War is the health of the state, and if you insist on there being a state, regardless how relatively benign it may start, it will end up with someone or some group taking control that realizes what its health requires. The smaller the state, the less dangerous.

    • Biden…should we bomb them?
      Wife….they are bad people.

      Talks only to wife because he doesnt recognize his own staff.

  • Does anyone in the peanut gallery here understand that Israel controls the US? Does anyone in the peanut gallery know what Greater Israel (Eretz Isreal) is and who controls it and from whom this demonic controlling mechanism that Caitlyn REFUSES to acknowledge comes from?

    • Would this be a good time to bring up the N [“Nine-Eleven”]-word?
      See Christopher Bollyn from after 52:35
      • 9/11 Revisited, Uncovered & Exposed – Barrett, Gage and Bollyn

    • The poor, helpless, defenceless, blameless USA is controlled by Israel? Leave it out. Israel’s a major regional power in the Middle East. The USA’s still the world’s greatest military and economic power ever.

      • Ian, you have zero knowledge of the amount of influence Israel has over America’s policy regarding the Middle East.
        It is vast and well funded by American taxpayer money.

    • So America is just a poor stupid puppet being controlled by Israel. Whew. So America are the good guys, just stupid as hell. I feel better.

      • The only way we’re going to be able to reverse that is by throwing Israel up against the wall and showing it who’s boss.
        As far as I’m concerned israel should not be allowed to exist.

    • Education is the best way to acquire the proper tools to face a questionable rhetoric. I assume we are not sophists here which remind me that even to be aggressive you need to have style or some level of sophistication in doing so.. Otherwise you’ll be miserably crushed by your opponents representing the establishment.
      It’s pretty basic this article but it will cover up something. https://www.trtworld.com/magazine/a-brief-history-of-the-israeli-occupation-of-palestine-33487

      • Self education is actually the best otherwise you simply become a mouthpiece for your teachers. We can see this with the corruption of students today at a very young age. A good example is the biased political slanted book Origins that people gush over. Twisting history to fit your world view.

        • It sounds about right Ms Khatika. But don’t forget the lesson learned by that student in the book The catcher in the rye. After doing all that mess he leaned that in order to defy the system he should learn how the system works. What’s the purpose and what is expected from you. The idea behind the constitution and the Bible is the same. Don’t expect the sponsors of the establishment to bow to the law and neither the pope to follow what’s written. They know exactly what these two things represent because their ancestors were the ones who helped to make it up. Voltaire was a remarkable fraud according his Jesuits masters. John Locke another one. But the idea of estate propagated by Voltaire was more suitable. Machiavelli had a touch on it as well. The turbulence of the estate is on economics. Lord Keynes was very useful and relevant giving shape in this area. The whole mess of the Neo liberalism got us where we are right now. Reagan was an idiot but you don’t have to be smart to be the president. The sponsors don’t want someone smart to be the president of any nation. They want a puppet to do everything as they say. All forms of power that existed in the past they don’t disappeared. They are all intertwined. Military power was the first followed by the religious power. The kings and emperors were always looking for money. The bourgeoisie always was the sponsor of their projects when the wars and conquests could not bring enough resources to keep the plebs occupied and happy. You know, panem et circenses – bread and circuses.
          To sum up, first learn everything about the one you want to take down. Then forget all the books and create your own knowledge. You have to start with the liars to know the difference. Double check everything. Don’t believe in something just because you were told to do so.

  • A headline you have to read to believe – can’t make these up …

    “Endless wars recommence as Biden’s handlers strike Syria, aiding Muslim Brotherhood and antagonizing Iran”


    • I think history will realize Trump did alot to repress Americas foreign aggression but was unable to fully stop it.

  • Caitlin, don’t you know where the US learned the trick of bombing civilians while claiming self-defense? From the masters of it — the Israelis.

    • Oh no. Countries were doing it long before Iarael even existed. Dresden , Berlin, London and others all can attest to civilians being bombed. Read some history. There is alot to learn from it.

      • I have studied WWII in depth. I have never seen an historian or scholar claim that the Allies bombed Dresden and Berlin or the Germans bombed London in the name of SELF-DEFENSE. Khatika, to my historical readings, the Israelis invented that one with Palestinians.

        • How about….We must prune the tree of freedom with the blood of innocents to help it grow. Or maybe…Dead civilians are an unavoidable necessity in the war on terror. Then we have …it takes a village to raise a terrorist so the whole village must die. (Excerpts from You too must die so that I can live.

          • Khatika – I was thinking about this “village” thing today and that is the only reason I’m responding to this as well as I want to support Coll Doll’s sense of “Self-Defense”.
            Don’t you think the Clinton village thing is so full of unbelievable hypocrisy that it is full of ignominy. So shameful, so horrible, so damaging. To put that out there and then act in the background as if you get to pull all the strings. Hypocrisy to the nth degree and we KNOW!
            Khatika – pruning trees and such is usually used as a metaphor and I told you this once and so I’ll tell you again one more time. You need some good loving. I’m doubting you will ever get it cause you are so acidic who would want to touch you?
            I only say that cause I consider you a friend, but your acrimony has gotten so tiring that basically you are starting to wilt away on your own vine. I say this as somebody with an objective viewpoint who has seen your contribution time and time again, and let me tell you – you don’t seem like an instrument of peace.
            Let go of you anger and bitterness and then maybe you will be free. That is my advice to you and I would have shared this with you personally if you accepted my invitation, but you didn’t so now I am calling you out publicly. I’m not alone is saying that your anger is misdirected. Focus on the cause and look inward, and then maybe you will find a solution, but otherwise, you are seriously on my ignore list and I’m sure you could care less.
            Your friend, Ken

            • Yes. Realists are considered acidic especially sarcastic smart asses like myself.

      • Khatika, I’m shocked you would even think Dresden belongs in the category of bombing civilians while claiming self-defense. The fire bombing with incendiary devices of Dresden’s residents — no military factories or bases there, Dresden was a great culture center – came towards the end of the war February 13-15, 1945 when the German military was by then mostly on its knees. There was not a single defensive act about it. Indeed, the Allies kept returning to bomb the rubble and first responders. Dresden is truly a case of the victors writing history because in a just world the Allies should also have been put on trial at Nuremberg for these blatant war crimes against humanity.

        • True. All allies generals should have been in Nuremberg and executed with a bullet. They didn’t have the balls to confess to the world that. This is the true exemplification: to win at any cost. To do whatever it takes. They killed the memory of the defeated several times getting away with that. The price paid fort that is that they became the monsters. The world never saw before a monster like this one. To keep him alive you need to invert and to corrupt all humankind.

        • The idea was Churchill’s and Churchill’s alone. The drunken fool of a poor excuse of a human being, whose legacy of lying , fraud and despicable drunkenness not to mention a massive ego and narcissism.
          Both Churchill and Eisenhower should have been tried at Nuremberg for war crimes.


  • I’m glad there are “woke” people out there who see “reality” a little differently from those involved in the game of deception. The US “Commander-in-Chief” is following in the style of all empire builders, throughout history. George Washington and his sidekick, Alexander Hamilton, got this ball rolling downhill fast. Why do you think they call New York “The Empire State”?

    New York and Washington DC represent the two-headed hydra that has controlled this country’s path since the invaders started murdering the natives.

    • The woke people are actually the most blind. Woke in my opinion is just another term for ignorant people with tunnel vision.

  • Just have to wonder if Bibi did not “suggest” this course of action to Crazy Joe when last they talked, you know, as a pretext to abandon the JCPOA which some were trying to resurrect. Piss off Iran by attacking their personnel in Syria and then claim that Iran is not amenable to rational discussions or peace agreements. Seems like a totally plausible mechanism that Israel would pressure America to use to sabotage any rapprochement with Iran. Nutty Yahoo always seems to get whatever he wants from his crazy Uncle Sam.

    • According to some bibi did not suggest but told biden what to do.

    • …including standing ovations from Congress.

  • So Crazy Joe has deliberately chosen to act like the insane bloodthirsty motherfucker we should have all known he is. This must be part of the punishment he promised to mete out to Russia and its acolytes, such as Syria and Iran, during the presidential campaign and more recently in response to the latest fairytales about heinous offenses by our chosen enemies that can never be substantiated because, you know, national security. Joe, you spiteful deluded son-of-a-bitch, have you no clue that for every bomb you dispatch to murder some foreign nationals because their leaders won’t bow and kiss your mighty ass, you only make the horror greater, the suffering worse and the sins of the United States more immense than they already are? Joe, you self-proclaimed pious and pompous Roman Catholic, if any part of your sad and shallow self-awareness remains after the inevitable cerebral hemorrhage that, based on your medical history, is one day soon going to kill you, be sure to ask your Lord if you and the United States of America killed enough fellow human beings in his or her name. If anyone answers don’t be shocked to hear something like “what the fuck you talking about, clown?”
    Yeah, I’m ticked off. Sonofabitch just could not wait to spill blood.

    • Cut Biden some slack. He doesnt even know where Syria is located or that it is a country. He is like your Aunt Doris at 78 wearing depends.

    • Richard elaborates on reasons for your righteous indignation:

  • A good man or woman fight for his family. A great man or woman fight for his family, friends and an entire country. An exceptional man or woman can fight for the whole planet. It’s beautiful. Noble. Look at Chelsea Manning and the heavy price paid for his sense of duty to the people of his country. Naturally, according to our human nature conditioned by our establishment, the people turned their backs to him:
    “I wanted the American public to know that not everyone in Iraq and Afghanistan were targets that needed to be neutralized, but rather people who were struggling to live in the pressure cooker environment of what we call asymmetric warfare.”
    Where America goes only destruction follow behind. National identities inverted, cultural values obliterated. In the Western world they don’t need to invade. They have control over the Media which is the cheapest and easiest way to promote a coupe d’etat with the help of local corrupt politicians, military forces, police, etc.
    In the last 20 years, they are trying really hard to break the soul of the people on Middle East. Torturing, killing, Apartheid, forced starvation, etc. Palestine will soon be extinct. They rather die than surrender to Israel-USA-UK. No one in the western world will notice the end of them. Tough people on Middle East. They historically received the Scottish, British, French, German, Americans, Dutch, Italians, Mongols, Greeks, Romans with open arms, food, gifts. Each one of them returned with war and crusades as payback. To rob relics, gold, oil, gas. They have been fighting with invaders plundering-rampaging-raping their people and lands for thousands of years. When they get rid of the cruel invaders and decided to strike back till England they almost succeed A pity. Lucky England, poor the rest of Europe suffering the vengeance.
    Look what the UK did on Asia during the colonial period. Looks what they did to the aborigine people in Australia. They inflicted pain and misery for centuries there. But they didn’t succeed to break their souls with the exception of India. Look to Africa. If the US could, they would make the whole world their backyard. And they don’t have anything better to offer to your country after the desolation. They will take everything from you and you will thank them for it. They cannot offer a better life for the 50% of their citizens who don’t have resources to live there. It’s the land of lies. A worldwide web of lies. The truth is their mortal arch enemy. if they can control the narrative, the story is more truer than the truth. They can assassinate the memory of the fallen fighting for truth and freedom two times. First making of them outcasts. Making them bleed financially with lawyers. Twisting the facts about you on the Media. Then when you are gone for good, oblivion.
    10 billion of people died in this world in the last 7 thousand years. No signs of any God. The sky and nature didn’t notice the absence of anyone before you and neither will after. You are on your own. You are your own savior. You are your god. That’s the truth. The rest is just cinder and smoke.

    • I am revolted and taken aback by your sexist attitude toward Chelsea Manning. You are insensitive to Trans rights as you refer to Chelsea as a man when everyone knows she identifies as a woman. I have been thinking myself of identifying as a dog but I am afraid everyone will start calling me a bitch.

      • I’m really sorry about that. I didn’t mean to offend you or anyone else. It was not the focal point in my debate. Feel free to cancel me, to ignore me or whatever else.

        • Lol. It was sarcasm. I was imitating the gender neutral woke community.

          • Khatika, you dreadful girl! You got me on that. LOL.

  • Funny, for some reason some of your essays remind me of, ‘Henry David Thoreau’, especially his essay on Civil Disobedience. Was he referring to the Biden types when he wrote of clay and cow manure?

    • NO! He was referring to anyone or any group that presumes to own you. Which includes all political office holders. From your local government that presumes you owe them rent, AKA property tax, on property that you supposedly own outright, to the national government that presumes the authority to do with you as they please.

      • You write as if owning land is a right. In the USA, most land is stolen land, so what gives property owners the right to call land theirs? Violence. The violence of the state, which will take action against anyone else taking – or retaking – that land.

        • Possession is 9/10 of the law. Saying enacted right after we took the land away from the indians.

  • The ” Evil Empire ” is hoping that these ” incidents ” will cause ” retaliation ” and the killing of United States troops so that the United States can ” justify ” yet more war and death. The ” ultimate goal ” is to prepare the United States of American public, and the world, for the use of ” nuclear weapons ” against any and all nations resisting United States ” orders. Sooner or later some nation is going to say ” enough is enough ” and inflict some very serious damage to the United States war machine. At that point humanity may destroy itself and this entire planet.

    • Putting an often incoherent victim of dementia in charge of nuclear weapons is not a big confidence booster. Which is why I was stunned when he won nomination. I’ve long believed that nearly all politicians and their preferred unit of the one party system were less than sane, but I did not suspect they were totally stupid too, and oblivious to reality.

      • Biden is a direct result of Trump Derangement Syndrome. Group insanity of the democrats.

        • I suppose all the other Democratic Party presidents, like Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Clinton and Obama were the result of Trump or the syndrome he supposedly infected people with?

          • No. Biden is unique. Did not campaign, did not debate, never showed his face. Yet still won. Clearly showing senility. Only Trump Derangement Syndrome made it possible. That congress are trying to take the nuclear codes from him is them saying, damn, what did we do, as their head clears.

  • Unfortunately 9/11 hamstrung Americans. 9/11 was designed to get the United States into the Middle in a big way. As General Wesley Clark was told by a general in the Pentagon, when he was visiting, what he called mother Army, in November 2001, the United States was going to invade 7 countries in 5 years. Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen and finally Iran. Things got drug out a bit, but that same basic plan is still in place.

    The failure of Americans to get accountability for 9/11 set the stage for all that has followed.

    • The US toppled Iran’s Mossadegh in 1953, and started sending the jihadi hordes into Afghanistan in the late 1970s, around the same time it started egging on Iraq in its war against Iran, supplying the wherewithal for chemical weapons. The 2001 9/11 stuff didn’t set the stage for US involvement in the Middle East.

  • I guess they still haven’t found the WMD’s

  • Read this article and judge for yourself if it REALLY happened !!

    Keep in mind also that there is little advantage to Syria by saying the Pentagram is full of SHIT !


  • I looked into this a bit.

    Earlier, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the U.S. action was a “proportionate military response” taken together with diplomatic measures, including consultation with coalition partners.

    The supposed justification is the death of one ‘contractor’ and some unnamed wounded. But according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights 17 people were killed after a strike hit three trucks loaded with munitions coming from Iraq near the Syrian city of Bukamal.

    The group said all the dead were from Iraq’s state-sponsored Hashed al-Shaabi force, the umbrella group over many small militias that have ties to Iran. Looking into the Hashed al-Shaabi I find it had connections to Qassim Suleimani.

    Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU)—the Hashd al-Sha’bi—enjoy widespread legitimacy for their role in the victory over the Islamic State (IS) and have become integrated into Iraqi governance structures.

    America is killing grassroots opposition apparently. What’s new. But I’m still confused as how it is that:

    1 = 17 ?

    • Don’t worry, Keith. maths and especially basic arithmetic will be offered daily in the re-education camps. 2 + 2 = ?

    • Thats about right. Blame 3000 deaths on 9/11, kill 100,000 in the middle east.

      • At least three million were killed in the wars on Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, something the US shrugs off as an unfortunate mistake.

        • Well, they killed 3 millions of people only in the Korea war. If I was the grandfather of Kim Jon whatever, I would never forget that and live in a bubble as a tyrant till the end of my days waiting for an opportunity to take at least one piece of meat from the Uncle Sam’s face. The Middle East wars and Africa wars dislocated 80 millions of people. Not counting dead and injured civilians and soldiers. A tsunami of people in despair had to flee away from their homecountrsies to Europe, Asia, Americas. Do you think G. W. Bush, Obama, Trump, Biden, Tony Blair and all that gang lost a night sleep because of it? They care nothing about ordinary people in the USA. Black people, yellow people or whatever else race in this world are disposable monkeys who don’t have the right to live. The evangelical movement took form in the 50s under Eisenhower (one nation one god). The Vatican didn’t want anymore to have a direct rule side by side with governments worldwide as they did in the past. They learned their lesson because they don’t have to do it to have influence. The evangelical movement was and it is a useful tool to the US establishment to lead the cattle. They don’t follow Rome. They follow what ‘s in the agenda. They believe America is god’s land. And the jews are the people who will lead them into paradise when. the jews don’t believe in paradise just amendments at the end of their lifetime. Pope Francis was the first after the Borgias willing to open to everyone the truth about religion. He was silenced by all factions. Shut up and be a good pope as all your previous popes. They cannot say the truth anymore. They have gone too far as the world elite to make things right again. Sooner or later the bubble of lies will explode. But no one in the cattle will believe. It’s too much for them to understand the surreal reality behind the curtain.

  • Pentagon ‘claims’ – not sure it even happened and neither is SYRIA !

    “Look strong when you are pathetically’ weak ” Sun Tzu


  • But it is self defence Caitlin. The self defence of psychopaths.

  • Excellent analysis, Ms. Johnstone. Impeach him and any chief executives hereafter who continue these unconscionable murders.

    • We’ve seen where impeachment gets us. An excited media frenzy for a few weeks, and the best outcome anyone can hope for is a replacement warlord.

      • That’s the purpose of impeachment in the land of the brave and drones. Replace one fallen warlord for another. Nothing lasts forever. The whole US economy is cracked. Airline industry is being subsidized to not go in bankruptcy. Even the banks-sponsors-lobbyists don’t know if one day they will receive what is due with another Wall Street meltdown. They will not retreat without knowing that they will get the best outcome when the time to pass the crown is nigh. If the whole world,. ordinary people like you and me, could see how their leaders and representatives behave in International meetings. The stupid questions, stupid decisions. And how they don’t have a clue about to deal with the real world and real people. Because the first thing to discuss are the interests of those who put them there. The founders started an amazing saga which stopped with the civil war. Then, what came later to replace was the influence of the same people who make the first settlers and founders to flee away from Europe.

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