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Trifkovic deconstructs Obomber’s Delusional, Clownish, Grotesquely Incompetent ‘ISIS Strategy’ address

By: metamars Thursday September 18, 2014 1:11 am

See Obama’s “strategy” and the ensuing non-coalition

On the positive side, foreign affairs smarty for Chronicles Magazine, Srda Trifkovic, did give Obomber credit for one true statement:

But yes, American scientists and doctors definitely “can help contain and cure the outbreak of Ebola.” That was the only true statement in Obama’s address. Its relevance to his anti-IS strategy is unclear.

So, let’s not get too down on ole Obomber, even if we conclude that Bozo the Clown would have effected a better foreign policy! Ebola kills, after all! So there, you beheaders, you!

It’s hard to settle on 2 or 3 paragraphs of “fair use” quotations – reading Trifkovic’s entire article is recommended. However, I have decided to quote the following

But this is not our fight alone. American power can make a decisive difference, but we cannot do for Iraqis what they must do for themselves, nor can we take the place of Arab partners in securing their region. That’s why I’ve insisted that additional U.S. action depended upon Iraqis forming an inclusive government, which they have now done in recent days… I can announce that America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat.

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An additional unresolved problem is Turkey, which is staying aloof and will not allow even U.S. facilities in its territory to be used for the air campaign. Erdogan is definitely not a “partner,” and Turkey continues to tolerate steady recruiting of ISIS volunteers in its territory as well as the passage of foreign jihadists across the 550-mile borderit shares with Syria and Iraq.

The most important problem in creating a coalition with Obama’s “Arab partners” is religious, however. The leaders of all Sunni Arab countries and Turkey are well aware that, contrary to Obama’s claims, ISIS is a Muslim group firmly rooted in the teachings and practices of orthodox Sunni Islam. They are loath to ally themselves with the kuffar in fighting those who want to fulfill the divine commandment to strive to create the Sharia-based universal caliphate. Those leaders are for the most part serious believers, and they do not want to go to hell.

 

Obomber (via NY Times): US may be forced to “wipe out” Syrian air defenses

By: metamars Tuesday September 16, 2014 6:55 am

Still looking to prove himself worthy of the Nobel peace prize which he so greatly treasures, Obomber is reported to have implicitly threatened the Syrian government. Via the NY Times:

He made clear the intricacy of the situation, though, as he contemplated the possibility that Mr. Assad might order his forces to fire at American planes entering Syrian airspace. If he dared to do that, Mr. Obama said he would order American forces to wipe out Syria’s air defense system, which he noted would be easier than striking ISIS because its locations are better known. He went on to say that such an action by Mr. Assad would lead to his overthrow, according to one account.

With any luck, the Nobel committee might have to fork over yet another Peace Prize to Obomber.

All eyes are on Russia…..

Since Saudi Arabia is one of the coalition allies (which I suspect is mostly a farce), as Syria’s allies, they Russians would now have more motivation as well as justification for taking out some (or all) Saudi oil ports. Let’s recall that it was the Saudis who recruited the ISIL head-cutters from the ranks of Al Queda.

Black Agenda Report: Ferguson Demonstrators Failed to Get Participants’ Contact Info

By: metamars Friday August 29, 2014 6:50 am

From Organizing 101: Don’t Do Another Ferguson March or Rally Without Getting The Digits

At a meeting I attended last weekend, a lady told me an inspiring story, but not as inspiring as it should have been.
In a social media exchange, somebody asked her if an event on the Ferguson murder was happening nearby. Probably not, she replied, and suggested the questioner put one together. She did just that, starting a Facebook page, and hawking it on Twitter and other social media platforms. With only a few days lead time, a couple hundred people showed up. They sang, they chanted, they felt the strength that only comes from connecting with others in a just cause. And they dispersed.
Did anybody pass out a sign in sheet, I asked? Did you get the digits of the folks that showed up? I asked this because getting those digits is the first lesson in organizing 101, it’s what we did before anybody ever heard of social media. Back in the day if we got 4 people, or 40, or 400, we got those digits.
I also asked because Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, causes.com, change.org and other social media platforms DO NOT give the organizers of petitions or events ANY of the contact information on the people you’re supposedly “organizing” because the corporate social media business model ain’t never been about helping YOU do good, it’s about mapping the people you touch, the people you influence and who influence you so they can sell that to marketers.

This BAR article, by Bruce Dixon, is happily quoted not just because it’s good advice, but because one of my recurring complaints about activists is that they’re not holding themselves, and not being held by others, to account for their effectiveness. What I call “feel good and accomplish nothing” activism is just fine – if that’s all you aspire to, and are honest about it.

However, if you actually want to solve, or at least greatly ameliorate, some societal ill, you should be taking a more business-like approach to your activist efforts. That doesn’t mean not being creative, not taking risks, being unwilling to operate with a great deal of the “fog of war” (i.e., uncertainty), or being unwilling to fail (but soldier on). However, it does mean doing your best to determine cost/benefit, and doing objective post-mortems.

In the Bhagavad-Gita, Krishna describes yoga as “skill in action”. If activists were pursuing their activism as an expression of karma yoga, they would be keen to learn from their mistakes, and become what you could call “skilled activists”….

Dixon’s diary concludes with

Next week we’ll talk a little about Organizing 102… what to do with them.

CNN Censoring CDC Coverup of MMR Vaccine/Black Baby Autism

By: metamars Monday August 25, 2014 7:01 am

From: CDC whistleblower’s secret letter to Gerberding released by Natural News as mainstream media desperately censors explosive story

The mainstream media is pulling out all the stops to try to memory hole this breaking news story. When a citizen journalist posted the facts of the story to a CNN iReport page, CNN quickly removed it to prevent the public from learning the truth about this extraordinary moment in medical history.

The story has now been reposted at another CNN iReport page which will no doubt be censored and removed by CNN very quickly as well. But here’s the screen shot of what this page showed at the time of this writing:

{SEE LINK ABOVE FOR PHOTO}

All other mainstream media news sources, including the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, etc., have been ordered to deliberately censor this story, just as Natural News reported last week. There is a desperate attempt under way right now to silence the CDC whistleblower and sweep this entire story under the rug before it explodes beyond the control of the corporate-run media.

Imagine my surprise! /s

See also: http://www.activistpost.com/2014/08/cnn-ireport-on-cdc-whistleblower.html

CDC refuses to turn over documents to Congress showing MMR vaccines caused autism in black children

By: metamars Friday August 22, 2014 4:50 am

From CDC refuses to turn over documents to Congress: Evidence linking MMR vaccines to autism intentionally withheld from investigators

(NaturalNews) News has been rapidly exploding across the “truth media” regarding the CDC whistleblower who is now making shocking revelations: The CDC’s own research found that MMR vaccines caused autism in African-American children, and the agency knowingly buried this evidence to hide it from the public.

The scientific conspiracy went all the way to the top of the CDC, where Dr. Julie Gerberding — now an executive with vaccine maker Merck — took an active role in the cover-up and even arranged to have the whistleblower punished for trying to tell the truth.

CDC refuses to release evidence to Congress

Now we know that the CDC has also refused to turn over this information to Congress, too. U.S. Congressman Bill Posey (8th district, Florida) requested the documents from the CDC in a congressional hearing, but the CDC has stonewalled, refusing to turn over anything. This resulted in Congressman Posey calling for the CDC to be investigated. “The CDC can’t be trusted regarding investigating vaccine safety,” Posey said. “Huge conflict of interest. I think the CDC should be investigated.”

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The CDC possessed irrefutable evidence in 2002 that MMR vaccines caused a 340% increase risk of autism in African-American babies, yet instead of warning the public, the agency’s top scientists and executives actively conspired to bury that evidence.

(emphasis mine)

This article suggests that black babies are disproportionately, adversely affected by MMR vaccines. I’d never heard of drugs affecting any racial group differently, before …… last week. I had an older black couple as customers, and we got into a long conversation. It turns out that the woman was a breast cancer survivor, and her hair had not grown back from her chemotherapy treatment. Her husband informed me that this was common amongst blacks. So …. I find this article more plausible than I would have only a couple of weeks ago.

Supposed moderate, anti-Assad rebellion cooked up in West, funded by Qatar’s $10 billion

By: metamars Thursday August 14, 2014 8:10 am

unz.com: My Money’s on Putin The Latest in the New Cold War

If you thought that the Syrian rebellion was organic, and only became infected by foreign intervention, later on, you’re wrong. So indicates a quote from Interview with Route Magazine, which is quoted in My Money’s on Putin The Latest in the New Cold War

The discovery of the world’s largest, known gas reserves in the Persian Gulf, shared by Qatar and Iran, and new assessments which found 70 percent more gas in the Levantine in 2007, are key to understanding the dynamics of the conflicts we see today. After a completion of the PARS pipeline, from Iran, through Iraq and Syria to the Eastern Mediterranean coast, the European Union would receive more than an estimated 45 percent of the gas it consumes over the next 100 – 120 years from Russian and Iranian sources. Under non-conflict circumstances, this would warrant an increased integration of the European, Russian and Iranian energy sectors and national economies.

Later on, though, our generous Saudi ‘allies’ chipped in for the heavy hitters:

“The war in Ukraine became predictable (unavoidable?) when the great Muslim Brotherhood Project in Syria failed during the summer of 2012. …In June and July 2012 some 20,000 NATO mercenaries who had been recruited and trained in Libya and then staged in the Jordanian border town Al-Mafraq, launched two massive campaigns aimed at seizing the Syrian city of Aleppo. Both campaigns failed and the ”Libyan Brigade” was literally wiped out by the Syrian Arab Army.

It was after this decisive defeat that Saudi Arabia began a massive campaign for the recruitment of jihadi fighters via the network of the Muslim Brotherhoods evil twin sister Al-Qaeda.

Source: The Atlantic Axis and the Making of a War in Ukraine

So, this is why Syria was ripped up, and sectarian violence – beheadings and all – has flared up again in Iraq. It’s all about oil, gas, and the US-UK desire to be top dogs, forever, rather than live in a multi-polar world.

Furthermore, IMO it explains why the US ignored warnings about ISIL’s movement into Iraq, and possibly explains why the US didn’t bomb the crap out of arms depots that were going to be seized by ISIL. The US wants ISIL to threaten if not destroy and pipelines from Iran, through Iraq, and into Syria. You can interdict that flow in Syria…..or Iraq.

“Prominent left-liberal American academic” won’t publish opinion on US-supported false flags in Ukraine, fears “conspiracy theorist” label

By: metamars Thursday August 14, 2014 7:06 am

From unz.com:

American Pravda: Who Shot Down Flight MH17 in Ukraine?

Aside from attracting considerable debate from our website’s often “excitable” commenters, whose views range from the sensible to the deranged, our Whitney columns regarding MH17 had a far more important consequence. One of our left-liberal readers was shocked to read facts totally absent from the pages of The Nation, the Huffington Post, or any of the other left-liberal sites she visits. Out of curiosity, she contacted a very prominent left-liberal American academic, someone with special expertise in exactly that area of Europe. To her considerable surprise, he largely confirmed the outlandish “conspiracy theory,” saying that the evidence increasingly indicated that the American-backed Kiev government had shot down Flight MH17, either accidentally or otherwise.

Based on his remarks, it sounded like he and his friends had devoted 100x the time and effort that I had to investigating the incident, thereby reassuring me that my casual conclusions were at least not wholly ridiculous. Yet it also appeared that neither he or any of the other American experts in his circle who apparently share his views had seen fit to publish their opinions in any of the numerous media outlets to which they have easy access, presumably for fear of being denounced and stigmatized as “conspiracy nuts.” They may regard the possibility of an American military confrontation with nuclear-armed Russia as a terrible danger, but it pales compared to the horrifying risk that the 22-year-old bookers at MSNBC chat shows might decide to put a black mark down next to their names.

Oh, the horror! Better to “go along to get along”, rather then be called a “conspiracy theorist”! Why, that’s almost as bad as being called a “climate change denier” – a term applied to working scientists who don’t deny either that the climate changes, or that anthropogenic CO2 is a greenhouse gas, but who do deny that any sort of catastrophe is in the works, due to same.

On the plus side, a prominent Dutch journalist, Karel van Wolferen , apparently of the lefty persuasion, has published The Ukraine, Corrupted Journalism, and the Atlanticist Faith

Activists bear considerable share of the blame for this appalling state of affairs. See my diary Useless American Activists Should Have Been Delegitimizing American War Mongers, All Along

Southeastern States Suppressing Solar Energy – Where are the Green Organizations?

By: metamars Tuesday August 12, 2014 6:50 am

Yours truly has accused green organizations (e.g., 350.org) of being green veal pens. The main reasons are that they spread false propaganda about climate change*, they don’t push fusion** (perhaps the greenest technology available), nor are they openly telling the truth about who is driving CO2 increases, worldwide (it ain’t us). And thus, their “remedies” won’t do diddly squat, even if the ‘science’ they espoused was assumed to be completely accurate.

However, I have also complained that they don’t push for RICO like investigations into suppression of solar energy technology; and furthermore, they don’t look into racketeering type of suppression of solar energy deployment in states where it makes the most sense – like Florida. I had heard, anecdotally, at least, that solar energy adoption is nothing like you’d expect, from a Gary Null program, who has a house or ranch in Florida.

Now, from Sunny States Continue to Suppress Solar Energy

But while Florida advertises itself as the Sunshine State, power company executives and regulators have worked successfully to keep most Floridians from using that sunshine to generate their own power.

Wilkerson discovered the paradox when she set out to harness sunlight into electricity for the vintage cottages she rents out at Indian Rocks Beach. She would have had an easier time installing solar panels, she found, if she had put the homes on a flatbed and transported them to chilly Massachusetts.

“My husband and I are looking at each other and saying, ‘This is absurd,’” said Wilkerson, whose property is so sunny that a European guest under doctor’s orders to treat sunlight deprivation returns every year. The guest, who has solar panels on his home in Germany, is bewildered by their scarcity in a place with such abundant light.

Florida is one of several states, mostly in the Southeast, that combine copious sunshine with extensive rules designed to block its use by homeowners to generate power.

(emphasis mine)

P.S.: Not that it matters, but I had assumed that oil companies were behind the suppression of solar. This article suggests that electrical utilities are the main culprit.

* the lies and misrepresentations surrounding climate science was investigated by Donna LaFramboise

** including so-called cold fusion, which is the subject of a yearly non-credit course at MIT