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Greater Israel: “I wanna be a super-power too!”

By: Jane Stillwater Tuesday August 19, 2014 12:55 pm
Jewish protesters opposed to the siege of Gaza

“It’s not about religion. It is about grabbing power.”

Americans keep making the big mistake of thinking that Israel is a “Jewish state.”  Tel Aviv is no more Jewish than Washington, Moscow or Beijing are Jewish. It’s not about religion here, guys. It is about grabbing and holding onto power.

Sorry to bust your bubble here, but wearing a yarmulke does not make you Jewish any more than wearing a cross makes you Christian or getting up at sunrise makes you a Muslim. Actions always speak louder than words.

Israel’s leaders want to play hardball, not dreidels. Israel’s leaders are not interested in singing “Hava Nagila.” They are interested in singing “From the Nile to the Euphrates.”

In today’s big super-power competition, you have America; you have Russia; you have China. And you have Israel.

“But Jane,” you might ask, “how can that be? Israel is too small to compete!” Now it is. But those aren’t menorahs that Israel’s leaders are lighting these days. Those are missiles — deadly missiles. And those are nuclear weapons that they store in their cupboard, not candles.

And missiles can buy you a whole bunch of land.

And it’s not Hanukkah gelt that is buying all those missiles and nuclear weapons either. It’s American taxpayers’ money that is supporting our latest rival in the super-power game (pdf link).

And it’s not Shylock who is demanding a pound of flesh here either. It is Israel’s leaders. And it’s two pounds of flesh that they are demanding — one pound of flesh from the formerly Arab Middle East and one pound of flesh from America, “to be cut off and taken in what part of your body pleaseth me.”

Screw all that talk about the Promised Land and the Ten Commandments. Israeli leaders are not looking to become rabbis. They are looking to make Israel the next United States.

“But how can they do that?” you might ask next. Easy. Just think of the Middle East as a chessboard and Israel’s leaders as master players who are trying to wipe that board clean and then take it home with them. Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Iran? All pawns. Even Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States. That’s a hecka big chunk of land to make over into a super-power — and good land it is too. Arable. And with oil. And almost the size of the European Union. A very nice start.

Greater Israel. ”I wanna be a super-power too!” Hey, don’t we all.

 

Tired of writing about genocide? Then write about FOOD!

By: Jane Stillwater Wednesday August 13, 2014 4:43 pm
   OMG, I am so sick and tired of writing about American-sponsored neo-Nazis in the Ukraine, American-financed genocide in Gaza and American-backed ISIS murderers in Syria and Iraq.  Geez Louise.  It’s enough to make me sick!
    But not sick enough to stop eating.
    Even though women and children are starving in Gaza and refugees in Erbil are hunkering down in city parks and Ukrainian babies are being shot by swastika-waving skin-heads, I still gotta have three or four square meals a day.
    And all the average American can say about this insane world situation is, “Where the freak is Erbil?”  It’s in northern Iraq, stupid.  “Oh yeah?  So where is Iraq?”  It’s that rat-hole where three trillion of your tax dollars have been pounded down in the last 20 years.  Iraq is the reason you have no jobs, no infrastructure, no schools — and no solar heating.  http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/25376-us-presidents-reconsidered-by-death-toll
    “But what’s a Gaza?”  Huh?
    “It’s that charnel house in Palestine where Netanyahu practices being a fascist.”
    “Who is Netanyahu?”  He’s that guy in Israel that you pay billions of dollars to every year so he can commit genocide.  Oh, good grief.
    I need comfort food!  Now!
    Forget about genocide and dead babies.  Let’s talk about sushi!  And mac ‘n’ cheese.  What is your favorite food?  I think mine is ice cream.  But I’m not sure.  Chocolate cake sounds good too.  http://blog.umamimart.com/
    I once ate a beef stroganoff MRE in the Green Zone.  It was delicious.  And they had deep-fried tarantulas on offer at a roadside stall in Cambodia.  Yummers!  http://johnpilger.com/videos/year-zero-the-silent-death-of-cambodia

Got caught in a massive five-day storm off of Antarctica one time and popped Dramamine like it was candy — but still managed to eat.
http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/10ce8fa617/foodie-by-jelly-donut-ashkon-daveed-diggs

    Was stuck in Shenyang, China, for three weeks while waiting for my visa to North Korea to come through.  Thirteen million people in that city and only ten of them spoke English.  So I just drew a picture of a chicken and showed it to waiters.  That worked fine until one waiter brought me a live chicken.  Er, no.
And about a year later, when I finally did manage to get into North Korea, it was amazing to discover that Pyongyang featured luxury hotels, casinos, golf courses and elaborate 150,000-person choreographed mass games, all geared toward European tourists — who came in droves.  The food there, however, was on the level of mediocre California Chinese take-out — but I still felt guilty eating it, knowing how many North Koreans had starved to death in the past.
    In Uganda, a young girl was selling homemade flour-and-grease chapatis on the street that were so good that I still dream about them.  “What’s a chapati?”  Oh shut up.

The hummus and matzos in Israel/Palestine were great, served under an olive tree in Hebron.  Loved Bethlehem and old Jerusalem — but why do people still keep accusing me of being anti-Semitic when I’m actually only anti-fascist and anti-apartheid?  I just don’t understand.  As Barb Weir is always fond of saying, “How come they never accuse the brave people who fought against apartheid in South Africa of being anti-white?”

On the beach in Yelapa, Mexico, an hour’s boat-ride south of Puerto Vallarta, friendly ladies will sell you lemon meringue pie right there on the beach.  But now you don’t even have to go to Yelapa to get it, you can buy lemon meringue pie right there in Puerto Vallarta.  Definitely worth the flight down if you can afford it — and if you can’t, there’s always the chocolate cream pie at the Sweet Adeline bakeshop here in Berkeley.  http://rt.com/op-edge/178640-immigrants-global-strategy-us/

In Motswedi, in northern South Africa, their potato fries are the best.  Just ask for Mma Peter if you go there.  Everyone knows her.  And give her a big hug from me if you do.

In Damascus, the oldest city in the world (I think), they had fabulous ice cream for sale in the souk.  That’s ICE cream, not ISIS cream.  If it had been ISIS cream, I wouldn’t have had to pay for it myself — Congress woulda footed the bill.

In al Anbar province, Iraq, I accompanied a U.S. Marine colonel and his staff to a “goat pull” thrown by the local sheik.  You gotta love goat meat.  But now that whole area is overrun by ISIS thugs, thanks to Bush, Obama and Hillary Clinton and their grand competition to see who can destabilize the Middle East best. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-lister/not-just-iraq-the-islamic_b_5658048.html

At a sidewalk cafe in Cairo, a waiter jokingly offered me 200 camels for my daughter Ashley’s hand in marriage.  At least I think he was joking.  And in the Caliphate of Saudi Arabia, biological mother to ISIS and Al Qaeda (America’s military-industrial complex is the father, but insists on keeping that fact on the down-low), I lived on KFC and Cinnabons at a high-end mall in Mecca.

    In Haiti, you just gotta love their pumpkin soup.  In Afghanistan, their chicken kebobs were the best — unlike in Iran, where the kebobs tended to be rather dry.  Burma offered up excellent hand-made noodles.  Argentina had empanadas and beef.  Berkeley has the Berkeley Bowl, best produce store in the world.
    I love food!  I love to eat!
    So why do I keep thinking about all those poor starving children in Gaza and those poor slaughtered babies in Syria and Ukraine — thanks to the Yankee dollar?

“Brutality Gone Wild”: America now sheds more blood than Attila

By: Jane Stillwater Saturday August 9, 2014 2:57 pm

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_hYSzRJe8ZM0/SOEsj10VufI/AAAAAAAABaA/tWx621tix3c/s200/100_1434.JPG

In this article, I had first wanted to claim that America’s military-industrial complex has shed more blood in the last 53 years than anyone else in the history of the world, even Attila the Hun!  But then I remembered World War I and World War II in all their grisly splendor.  At the battle of Verdun alone, approximately 300,000 people died brutal and violent deaths.  And at Hiroshima, there were approximately 100,000 dead.  However, my point here is still legit — that American taxpayers have been paying for a whole big bunch of bloodshed during the last 53 years.

Human blood.

Approximately seven trillion dollars worth of human blood.

Seven trillion dollars can certainly buy you a whole lot of bloodshed.  Rivers and oceans of blood.  “Attila the Hun would be so-o-o jealous!”  Let’s just look at the record.

It all started way back on January 17, 1961, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower very urgently and emphatically warned all of us — publicly on black-and-white TV — about the extreme dangers of allowing a massive military-industrial complex to keep growing larger and larger in America.

In the councils of government,” President Eisenhower warned us, ” we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.  The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

And nobody in America listened.  I repeat.  Nobody listened.

Shortly thereafter, Robert McNamara invented the bloody Vietnam war.  And Americans happily let McNamara, President Johnson and Congress get away with it.  Enough said about that. 

Next came all those made-in-America mini-slaughters that took place in — I forget where.  East Timor?  Guatemala?  Chile?  Grenada?  South Africa?  Lebanon?  Iran?  Haiti?  Nicaragua?  The Philippines?  Yeah, right, that was Reagan.  And all funded by American taxpayers.  All involving a whole big bunch of blood.  Red Cross blood banks would have loved to have had that many donors!

Then George H.W. Bush trumped up that stupid Gulf War which killed thousands of Iraqis.  Then Clinton tried to out-do Pappy Bush by killing hundreds of thousands more Iraqis with sanctions (400,00 dead children), followed by the Kosovo slaughters (6,000 dead from NATO bombings).  “Not my fault!” cried Clinton.  “We were only trying to stop more blood from being shed.”  You just keep telling yourself that.

Then there was Afghanistan back in 2001.  And Afghanistan is still bleeding.  A lot.  Attila would be uber-jealous!

But then the American military-industrial complex really got down to business in Iraq in 2003.  Lots of slaughter.  Brutality.  Blood running in the streets like water. Think Fallugah.  Think Baghdad burning.  And you can’t even blame Baby Bush for that one either — he was just an unthinking pawn of Wall Street and War Street (but of course I do blame GWB anyway.  Why isn’t that man in jail?).

One million dead on Bush Jr’s watch?  That’s a war crime almost in the same league with Stalin and Hitler.  Stalin and Hitler too would be jealous.

And wasn’t there a whole big bunch of unnecessary and brutal blood shed in Libya recently too?  Benghazi comes to mind.  We gotta thank President Obama for that one — just following orders from the military-industrial complex.  “We are in a recession.  War is good for business.”  Especially if there is blood involved.  And there was lots of blood involved in Libya when NATO illegally overturned Gaddafi.

And Libya to this day is still bleeding out

By now, America has not only turned Attila the Hun green with envy — but also Count Dracula and the entire cast of “True Blood”.

Red is such a lovely color, don’t you think?  You had better.  After all, you are paying for it — instead of for schools and hospitals and infrastructure and jobs and whatever.  You had better like the color of blood a lot.  It’s basically all we have left.

But then on the other hand, we are all such red-blooded Americans that clearly most of us have never even stopped to think for one minute that perhaps all this blood-shed just might be immoral and wrong.  “We are Christians!  Christians shed blood.  It’s what we do,” Americans cry.  Jesus wept.

And then America’s military-industrial complex went on to encourage, weaponize and train ISIS to kill a whole big bunch more women and children in Syria — in a stupid, unnecessary invasion of a country that was pretty much minding its own business (140,000 now dead in Syria, 7,000 of them children). 

“They may have minded their business over in Syria, but they weren’t minding our business — and our business is war!” screamed Wall Street and War Street.  And boy are these guys ever good at the business of war.  Eisenhower nailed it!

And we American taxpayers get to pay for this brand new blood supply too.  And pay.  And pay.  And pay.

In Ukraine, the blood also now runs like wine — and this vintage is being paid for by American taxpayers too.  Of course.  “2014 is a very good year for blood!”  And the American military-industrial complex paid five billion of our U.S. dollars to Ukrainian neo-Nazis to get this blood-bath to start brewing last February.  “A very good year.” 

In Ukraine, everybody remembers Attila.

And guess what else?  “Attila, Dracula and even Eric Northman will be happy to know that we’ve found a whole new blood bank over in Gaza!”  And it is costing U.S. taxpayers a whole lot more blood-money too.  “Yippee!”

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/8/5/iron_dome_boondoggle_has_obama_just

http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2499454/gaza_is_annexation_israels_permanent_solution.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/08/world/middleeast/obama-weighs-military-strikes-to-aid-trapped-iraqis-officials-say.html?_r=0

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/articles/middle-east/13280-dont-look-elsewhere-for-the-third-intifada-because-youre-it

http://www.countercurrents.org/mithiborwala070814.htm

http://www.deliberation.info/showing-love-israeli-hamas-fighters/

Now Attila’s rotting skull would be practically grinning in its grave — except for one thing.  Jealousy.  “That blood-sucking Netanyahu is trying to take over my reputation!” screams Attila’s ghost.

“I’ve killed more people on my List,” brags Netanyahu, “than that punk Oskar Schindler ever even thought about saving on his!”  And here’s Netanyahu’s List to prove it

http://jpstillwater.blogspot.com/2014/08/netanyahus-list-schindler-would-be-so.html

“What do you think this is, Attila?  Some kind of game show where the contestant who spills the most blood wins?”  Nope, not at all.  You may have slaughtered more civilians back in the day, bossy-pants, but Netanyahu-the-Hun has done it with more flash and charm.  Anyone can wield a sword and ride a horse — but it takes real panache to vaporize 373 little kids by just pushing a button.

“But Gaza has a right to defend itself!” some bleeding-heart liberals might say at this point.  Talk to the hand.

The American military-industrial complex has the God-given right to shed blood anywhere in the world that it wants to — in any invasion, covert action, “war” or proxy war that it chooses.  And to use our money to do it with too.  “Brutality Gone Wild!” is the name of this reality show.  Get over it, Attila.

PS:  During its last 53 seasons of continuous production, the American military-industrial complex’s big hit reality show, “Brutality Gone Wild,” has been out on location, shedding blood everywhere on the planet so far — except for only one place that has been left unbloodied.  You guessed it.  “America.”

Attila the Hun never really had time to discover the New World, but not to worry.  The guys who run Wall Street and War Street now know where we live too.  And that we still have a whole big bunch of un-shed blood to tap into here as well.  ”Soon, very soon, it will be time to bring it all back home!” they cry at night from their crypts deep in the bowels of New York and Washington.  “Bottoms up!”

And don’t say that you haven’t been warned — since way back in 1961.

PPS:  Would you trust anyone working for Wall Street and/or War Street to babysit your kids?  “No, thank you.  I would rather trust Attila the Hun.”

PPPS:  Welcome to the 69th anniversary of the slaughter at Hiroshima — unbelievable that Americans could ever have actually been proud of this monstrousness.  “I want one of those bombs too!” sez Attila.  No you don’t.

Netanyahu’s List: Schindler Would Be So Ashamed

By: Jane Stillwater Monday August 4, 2014 8:59 pm

Remember that powerful scene in Schindler’s List, when a sweet little girl in a bright red coat was being hauled away in a wagon filled with corpses — and she was one of the corpses too? We all cried our eyes out over that scene.

And yet when Bibi Netanyahu made up his list of the hundreds of sweet little girls that were to be slaughtered in Gaza, almost no one in America even cried one tear. Hell, no one even seemed to notice or care.What exactly does it take to make Americans cry for the sweet little dead girls of Gaza? Must we dress all their precious little mangled corpses in bright red coats before any one will cry for them too? Or before anyone even notices or cares that they are dead.

Or will Steven Spielberg’s grandson have to make a movie about these sweet little girls too — 50 more years from now, when it is far too late to stop Bibi Netanyahu from making his list? And all we will be able to say as we exit the theater in the year 2064 will be, “Gee, we had no idea….”

If Oskar Schindler were alive today, he would standing outside the Rafah gate into Egypt — and pulling that gate open with his teeth, if that’s what it takes, to help all those sweet little girls escape from certain death. And he would be shocked and ashamed by Netanyahu’s List.

There is a photo on the web right now — of a sweet little girl, standing behind the bars of the Rafah gate, either waiting for it to open or waiting for Bibi to blow her to bits. Too bad she isn’t wearing a red coat.

And Palestinians aren’t the only ones on Netanyahu’s deadly list. There are lots of Israeli soldiers on that list now too — such as Lt. Hadar Goldin, apparently assassinated by the IDF in accordance with its own Hannibal code wherein any Israeli soldier captured by the enemy is now toast. And so the IDF followed young Goldin with a drone and blew out his brains (for God and country). Too bad that Lt. Goldin wasn’t also wearing a red coat so we could cry for him too.

And also lots of Americans are now on that list. The $150 billion that our Congress has voted to gift Netanyahu and his neo-thugs with? That $150 billion could surely have gone a long way toward keeping millions of American children alive and healthy in the freezing cold of next winter. How many red coats would $150 billion buy in, say, Minnesota or Utah?

PS:  Here’s my very own “Stillwater’s List.” I’m sure that Oskar Schindler would be so proud of this list:

Fiendish ISIS beheaders or high-tech Israeli neo-Nazis? Which are worse?

By: Jane Stillwater Saturday August 2, 2014 1:24 pm
    On the one hand, ISIS barbarians sweep through Syria and Iraq, beheading civilians and soldiers with swords, axes and machetes as they go.  On the other hand, Israeli neo-Nazis use modern sophisticated high-tech warhead blitzkrieg missiles to murder defenseless women, innocent children and even donkeys and goats in Gaza.
http://www.democracynow.org/2014/7/30/henry_siegman_leading_voice_of_us
    Which is worse?
    ISIS just executed 50 Syrian soldiers by chopping off their heads and impaling the heads on spikes http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2707322/Heads-sticks-Sick-ISIS-video-emerges-showing-50-beheaded-Syrian-soldiers-impaled-poles-held-aloft-Raqqa-city.html.  Israeli neo-Nazis recently blew up six Egyptian soldiers — just by pushing a button.  http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=717059
    Which is worse?
    Libyan mobs killed Muammar Gaddafi and our American ambassador by hand http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/07/benghazi-falls-al-qaeda-linked-rebels-2014731161541245353.html.  Israeli neo-Nazis slaughtered more than 200 children from afar.
    Which is worse?
    20 Saudis blew up the World Trade Center, killing approximately 4,000 Americans.  Israeli neo-Nazis used their AIPAC lobbying power in Congress, the White House and the New York Times to get America into various brutal and unnecessary wars on Afghanistan and Iraq, killing approximately 6,000 American soldiers and one million Iraqis and Afghans, most of them civilians.
    Which is worse?
    German Nazis during WWII loaded Jews, gypsies and gays onto box cars, shot them, gassed them and made lampshades from their skin.  Israeli neo-Nazis don’t go to all that trouble.  They just blow up helpless women and children in Gaza while lounging around in their La-Z-Boy recliners at Dimona. http://www.countercurrents.org/cfp300714.htm
    Which is worse?

PS:  Whether the killing is done by ISIS, Libyan mobs, Taliban extremists, Hamas defending the children of Gaza from slaughter, or Israeli neo-Nazis, you can be fairly certain that the American military-industrial complex and/or AIPAC’s congressional lobby had a hand in the killing somehow — either by supplying the weapons, training the killers or secretly egging them on.  http://www.stripes.com/dod-releases-arms-to-israel-official-says-1.295996

PPS:  Someone suggested that we might have a “Hunger Games” kind of contest here, where judges select which type of mass murder they think is worse.  But I say no to that idea.  Why?  Because whether you are a victim of hand-made cottage-industry slaughter or a victim of high-tech mass genocide, dead is dead.  Let the souls of the innocent dead victims themselves judge our actions here.  http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/07/rape-gaza-201473114415929540.html

Whether you are an innocent child awaiting certain death in Auschwitz or in Gaza, how would you chose to die?  Or would you choose to not die at all?

“Did anyone in a position of power in America, Israel or the UN even try to prevent our horrible and painful deaths?” ask our ghostly judges — who then vote thumbs down for the whole lot.

The United Nations is Dead: It Did Not Stop the Slaughter

By: Jane Stillwater Tuesday July 29, 2014 6:41 pm

 

Remember the League of Nations?  Of course you don’t. It is dead in the water. Why? Because it could not, would not and did not stop World War II. Remember Guernica? Remember Warsaw? Remember that horrible and heartless bombing of London that went on and on?  The League of Nations did not stop the slaughter.

But what is even more shamefully dead right now than the failed and pathetic League? The United Nations.

The UN just stood around with its finger up its nose as Iraq was destroyed, Afghanistan was blown up, Libya was demolished, Syria ran red with blood, eastern Ukraine was turned into twisted bone and steel; while Chile, Haiti, East Timor, Bosnia, Grenada, Panama, Kuwait, Honduras, Lebanon, Vietnam, Cambodia and Guatemala were tortured. And now Gaza has become a slaughterhouse of such epic creulty that its grisly and unjustifiable death has gone far beyond war crimes — the blitzkrieg of London pales in proportion.

Under-funded and bound and gagged by the war-mongers who control it, the United Nations is now dead in the water. And America’s heart and soul has died with it.Here is a videotape of Joan Rivers, who used to be an American comic, hysterically screaming for more and more bloodshed in Gaza.  It’s painful to watch. “They started it!” No, the Palestinians did not start it. Palestinians have been being systematically slaughtered in their own land for the last 65 years. They have no right to fight back? Not according to Joan Rivers — or apparently not according to the United Nations either.

Here is a videotape of eastern Ukraine being flattened shamelessly by American-backed neo-Nazis.

Here is a videotape of American-backed ISIS foreign fighters beheading Syrian Christians (caution: graphic). And then ISIS moved on to rape Mosul in Iraq.

And here is a videotape of an entire city in Gaza being completely demolished by American-backed neo-Nazis in less than an hour. Hundreds of homes destroyed. Children and horses and ladies blown up like they didn’t even matter, had no right to live.

This is worse than London, worse than Guernica.

And who pays for all this slaughter? You and me. Our souls too are dead in the water unless every man, woman and child in America drops everything immediately and marches on the Pentagon in protest — until all our money stops pouring into the coffers of death-peddlers.

And where is Ban Ki Moon, the UN’s secretary general, during all of this slaughter? Happily drinking coffee at Starbucks in New York? He should be out picketing the Pentagon too. And the White House. And Congress. And Halliburton and Boeing. And that CIA fortress at Langley too — if he ever wants to keep his job and save the United Nations from becoming just another tragic footnote to history, just another League. Or to save his own soul.

Obama & Congress Sitting In a Tree, Spending Our Money to Kill Babies

By: Jane Stillwater Saturday July 26, 2014 11:29 pm
Pile of doll heads and parts arranged disturbingly

“Huge black bags of gold, all clearly labeled Dead Baby Fund.”

[Note:  Yes, I know that I should be grateful that John McCain wasn't elected in 2008 because he would have had America in the middle of WW III by now and there probably would have been bunkers and anti-aircraft missile launchers (and also lots of American dead babies) outside my bedroom window instead of just robins, but still...we are already up to our necks in wars, proxy wars and dead babies as it is -- and I'm sick of it.]

President Obama and Congress may hate each other’s guts regarding a whole lot of domestic issues — but with regard to foreign policy, Obama and Congress just can’t kiss each other’s butts fast enough when it comes to agreeing to kill as many babies as humanly possible in as many foreign countries as they possibly can. And ASAP.

Obama and Congress spend American taxpayers’ money on killing babies in foreign lands like there is no tomorrow; as if all our hard-earned money could just magically and automatically replenish itself overnight like some magical ATM that never stops working, an inexhaustible resource that has no limits or end.

“Seven trillion dollars gone forever? No problem. It’ll grow back. The important thing here is to keep producing all those dead babies.” Can’t stop now. There are still a few left alive.

In Haiti, dead babies.  “They all would have died in fifty or sixty years anyway.”

In Ukraine, dead babies.  “But those babies were rebels, clearly red-diaper babies!”

Afghanistan’s dead babies keep piling up like cordwood.  “We thought they were Taliban!  Diapers, not head-cloths?  Nah.”

Dead babies in Iraq, murdered by ISIS, weaponized and trained by Obama and Congress.  “Just collateral damage that got in the way of the oil.  Again.  Pesky babies.”

Dead babies in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and, hopefully, Iran next.  “Those babies possessed WMDs!”

Dead babies in Libya, Egypt, Africa and Palestine.  “Ah, the smell of dead babies in the morning.”  Dead babies in Honduras.  “They won’t be camping at our borders any more — because they will be dead.”

And don’t forget poor bleeding Syria, where Congress and Obama happily released the Kraken, er, ISIS on all kinds of babies that used to be living.  “Those babies were dictators!  They had to go!”

And now Obama and Congress have solemnly shaken hands and agreed that Palestine and Gaza both need more dead babies too. ”The only difference between the ‘shooting fish in a barrel’ attack on the USS Liberty and the ‘shooting fish in a barrel’ attack on Gaza is that there were no babies on board the USS Liberty. What a waste.”

And even as we speak, Obama and Congress still tirelessly continue to work together, constantly dragging gigantic bags of gold coins over to the Pentagon; hundreds of thousands of black bags that contain over half of all the money that we Americans will ever earn in our lifetimes — huge black bags of gold, all clearly labeled “Dead Baby Fund.”

I want no part of any of this.

Do you?

Ukraine, Negroponte & Missiles — Oh My!

By: Jane Stillwater Wednesday July 23, 2014 7:59 pm

Poor Ukraine just can’t seem to catch a break. Its ancient history reads like a whole patchwork quilt of disaster stories and its modern history gets even worse. First there was that insanely terrible Ukraine famine of 1932-33, artificially manufactured by Joseph Stalin in order to forestall a revolt. And in just those two short years, 25,000 Ukrainians a day died of starvation — until more than 10 million people were dead.

A postcard of a Ukrainian train station

Ukraine has suffered from strife from its days in the Russian empire.

Then Hitler’s Nazis killed 150,000 Jewish Ukrainians at Babi Yar and used eastern Ukraine as a bloody staging area for the siege of Stalingrad. 3.5 million Soviet soldiers died in Nazi prison camps during World War II and many of those soldiers were local boys. Ultimately, more than five million Ukrainians died fighting Nazi Germany and most of Ukraine’s 1.5 million Jews were wiped out. Poor Ukraine!

Then Chernobyl blew up. Then there was a series of corruption scandals, assassinations, price de-regulations, worker strikes, coal mine explosions and a 3.5 billion deficit to deal with during the 1990s, and the new Ukraine republic was destabilized to the point where its major exports became online porn, mail-order brides and Mafioso types running protection rackets in Sacramento.

Then there was that famous CIA-backed “Orange Revolution” in 2004, yet another total disaster — followed this year by Kiev’s famous beer hall putsch.

Geez Louise, why can’t our CIA ever come up with a plan that Americans can be proud of?

The 2014 neo-Nazi putsch in Kiev, the various resultant slaughters of Resistance fighters in eastern Ukraine and the recent shooting down of Malaysia’s MH17 all seem to have one thing in common: Like any other CIA-backed “nation-building” operation throughout the known world, they are all sort of shadowy, shady and hard to define. However, I am certainly going to try to define them.

To try to understand the pattern of what just happened in Ukraine, you first gotta to go all the way back to Central America during Ronald Reagan’s reign and climb into the mind of John Negroponte — a one-trick-pony kind of guy whose major contribution to America’s international diplomatic policy was the judicious use of snipers and other Trojan-horse-style agitators to initiate various casus-belli false-flag operations.

And since that time when all Hell was unleashed on Central America thanks to John Negroponte (and we still have all those kids at our borders to prove it too), wherever there has been any kind of protests against CIA policy throughout the world, our John’s dead-eye sniper dudes would show up on the sly, take out a few key people on both sides and then just sit back and watch the fun as both sides began to tear each other apart. Negroponte’s signature handiwork soon became available in Iraq, for instance, happily starting wars between Sunnis and Shias.

And even before Iraq received the benefit of Negroponte’s ingenious full monty, there was also the bloody aftermath of 9-11 — wherein some crazy Saudi dudes blew up the Twin Towers and Negroponte’s homeys then blamed it on Afghanistan. And we taxpayers are still paying for that one.

And wasn’t Negrgoponte’s can’t-fail modus operandi also employed in Syria too? And Scotland? And Gaza? But I digress.

It’s almost 100% certain that Negroponte’s brain-children were also at play during the Ukraine protests in Maidan Square last winter too, when both police and protestors were shot at by snipers. And the result? Kiev’s very own beer-hall putsch and seizure of the government by pro-CIA thugs. Poor Ukraine.

The breadbasket of eastern Europe and a jewel in anybody’s crown is now once again wracked by war and killing and death. And the Odessa Steps run red with blood. Again.

“So get to your point, Jane.”

What am I really trying to say here? That perhaps Negroponte and his ballistic-favoring minions have now taken his sniper-attack method of starting conflicts to a whole new level — and are now using long-range missiles instead of long-range rifles to get the dance started? And thus shooting down the Malaysia airline and blaming it on Russia or Ukrainian Resistance fighters is an idea that he and/or his CIA buddies would definitely come up with? Just saying.