Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Good for Jill Stein

hillary speaks for victims

That's Isaiah's THE WORLD TODAY JUST NUTS "Hillary Speaks For Victims."

Tonight was the State of the Union.

I skipped it.

I'm old school, I'll read it in the paper.

I probably watch one every eight or so years.  If that.

But thank you to Margaret Kimberley for Tweeting this.

See the green party response.

I did make a point to catch that.

I wish more people would.

Jill's talking about things that really matter.

For some people in the country, what she's talking about probably includes a few issues that they don't ever hear discussed.

It's like with Medicare for All -- which Jill does get credit for talking about in two presidential campaigns now -- we want it, the American people.

And we know about it because people like Jill, Ralph Nader, WSWS, BLACK AGENDA REPORT and others have spent years discussing it.

We didn't hear it from Bill Clinton or Bully Boy Bush or Barack Obama and I'm sure not from Donald Trump.

The majority of the people want Medicare For All.

They wanted it before the phrase, they just didn't know a way to speak of it.

Jill's probably planted some seeds tonight.

Good for her.  (And good for Margaret Kimberley because I wouldn't have caught it without her Tweeting about it.)
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Tuesday:

Tuesday, January 30, 2018.  NYT continues to lie about Iraq, a look at some of the other lies told and a defense of Diane Keaton who more than deserves defending.

Last week, a new poll showed a majority of Dems have favorable views of George W. Bush, who destroyed Iraq, tortured & let New Orleans drown. This week, a new poll shows a large majority of Dems trust the FBI, long one of the most abusive, deceitful, & authoritarian institutions.

The great uninformed.

They act as though the FBI was ever disciplined for its crimes against MLK or as though it wasn't illegally breaking into people's homes in the 70s, as though a whole host of people haven't been wrongly killed in FBI raids, as if . . .

But the organization is now their hero because so many have no ethics.

"We don't need this against the left!" hissed a friend to me over the phone last week when she found out about the lawsuit against THE YOUNG TURKS for allegedly having a racist workplace.

There are a lot of ostriches on the left who would rather sink their heads in the sand than deal with reality.

That's not saying THE YOUNG TURKS has a racist workplace -- I have no idea.  That is saying that reality has to be ignored by a great deal of people because they just can't deal.

They can't deal with the fact that Barack Obama didn't end the Iraq War.

So they ignore it.

22 service members have died in Iraq since August of 2014.

But they can't admit that.

They serve up Tweets about how the Iraq War is over and other nonsense.

Someone certainly forgot to tell Iraq that the war was over.

Margaret Coker and Falih Hassan forgot how to be reporters which explains their tongue bath of Hayder al-Abadi in THE NEW YORK TIMES.

They offer a fairy tale about the rise of Hayder.

"This is the same prime minister who was installed with the support of the United States recently and who's visiting Washington [in 2015]?"  Yes, but they ignore the US part in Hayder's rise.

They ignore a lot.

They also lie a lot.

Such as here, "Iraq's postwar Constitution reserves the position of prime minister for a Shiite."


Where does it say that because I've read the country's Constitution repeatedly.

I've never seen that clause -- because it doesn't exist.

But when you produce propaganda, facts don't matter.

A lot of time is spent pretending to 'analyze' Iraq's upcoming elections (scheduled for May 12th).  It's not analyzing anything.  It's drum beating for and ass kissing of Hayder al-Abadi.

NYT kissed Nouri al-Maliki's ass when he was prime minister as well.

They even defended Nouri when he had reporters kidnapped off the streets of Baghdad and tortured -- even in the face of the reporters telling what had happened, NYT was offering defense of Nouri.

Now he's out of power so they kiss his ass a little less.  Only a little less because, the undercurrent of their article, he could be back in power via the elections.

A lot of people kissed his ass back then.

During the 2007-8 surge in Iraq, I saw up close the selfishness and power grabs of PM Maliki, the blind partisanship and cowardly dysfunction of his followers, and how all that destroyed what many had fought to achieve. It also led to disaster.

Too bad you couldn't tell those truths when it mattered.

Couldn't even whisper to them to reporters.

Check the archives, we saw the danger that was Nouri.

And others -- 'musers' on Iraq, maybe -- insisted we were wrong.

Saturday, the US killed at least 8 Iraqis in an attack that's still not been explained.

KURDISTAN 24 reports:

Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, a prominent faction in the Iranian-backed Shia Hashd al-Shaabi militia, threatened to target US forces in Iraq three days after the US-led coalition mistakenly targeted local police forces in airstrikes in Anbar province.  
The militia group led by Akram al-Kaabi has previously targeted US forces in Iraq following the fall of the authoritarian regime in Iraq in 2003. The militia is suspected to have been trained and armed by Iran as it is close to Iranian Quds Force Commander, Qassem Soleimani. 
 The incident in the town of al-Baghdadi in Anbar province “was evidence of the ongoing barbarism and systematic sabotage of US forces [against Iraqis],” al-Kaabi told Iranian Fars News agency.

Now might be a good time to ask what the exit strategy is?  When does the Iraq War end?  Why do we have US troops on the ground in Iraq?

And let's again note something from KURDISTAN 24 -- about how the same militias now have a tank.  Baxtiyar Goran (KURDISTAN 24) reported yesterday:

The United States has stopped a maintenance program for the Iraqi-owned Abrams tanks after one of the military vehicles was provided to the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi, Iraqi media reported on Sunday.

Iraq-based al-Ghad Press revealed that American company General Dynamics, who produces the Abrams tanks, had suspended its maintenance program in Iraq over the Hashd al-Shaabi’s—also known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF)—possession of one of the US-made tanks.

“The US tank company [General Dynamics] withdrew from its base in Baghdad’s al-Muthanna airport after finding out that Iraq violated the terms of the contract which only authorized the Iraqi army to use the US provided tanks,” the report stated.

Could we deal with that reality?

Probably not.

Instead we get garbage like this:

We have to recognize that a lot of the problem is of our own making. There, undeniably, would be no ISIS if we hadn’t invaded Iraq.” -
David Kilcullen by


David's trash and always was.

He was of the mind to kill every Iraqi he could, basically.

Mr. Counter-Insurgency.

Did the invasion create ISIS?

That's really not accurate.

A lot of people insist it because they want to argue "original sin" -- not out of Biblical obligations but so that they can pretend that all that followed did not take place.

ISIS was created by all that followed.

It was created by backing Nouri.  It was created by overturning the will of the Iraqi people in the 2010 election and Barack giving Nouri a second term the voters didn't want him to have (via The Erbil Agreement).

It was created via persecution of the Sunnis.

It was created by the US government's tolerance of the persecution of the Sunnis.

It was created by a lot of things but let's all lie and pretend that it was the invasion in March of 2003 and only that.  Let's disown all the decisions made by the US -- disbanding the Iraqi military, et al.

A non-pretender has passed.  Robert Parry died over the weekend and he will be greatly missed.  Oliver Stone notes the passing of journalist Robert Parry:

Parry wrote incisive narratives that ran counter to the mainstream media's dishonest takes on the Iraq War, Ukraine, Syria, Russiagate, as well as Presidential elections.

Now we're closing with a different topic.

Woody Allen is my friend and I continue to believe him. It might be of interest to take a look at the 60 Minute interview from 1992 and see what you think.

There's nothing wrong with that Tweet.

Diane is friends with Woody and she's known him for decades.  She doesn't believe Dylan Farrow's claims.  She doesn't have to.  Dylan's allegations have not held up.

I know Diane and I'm getting really tired of the s**t that's being flung at her.

“You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?” - Dylan Farrow to your rape apologist ass in 2014.

Hope your ribbed turtlenecks are too tight on your throat for the rest of your days, bitch.

Crap like that.

Now what I'm tired of and what I'm not tired of shouldn't be of much concern to most people.

It should frighten the hell out of Mia Farrow and Dylan.

I'm biting my tongue, bitches, I don't have to keep your secrets.

Until 2014, I took Dylan's side and did so (a) because Mia was a friend (anti-choice, pro-war Mia is not my friend anymore, I've ditched her ass long ago) and (b) I give someone claiming to be a victim the benefit of the doubt until I have reason to doubt them.

Dylan came forward with one lie after another in 2014 and that's when I to make a non-reflexive decision.

That claim above that some stupid idiot's repeating "you knew me when I was a little girl . . ."?

Dylan lies all the damn time.

Diane didn't know Dylan.

That's another lie from Dylan.

Diane didn't really know Mia.

Mia hated Diane and was jealous of her -- not as jealous as she was of the other Dianne -- Dianne Weist.

Woody's been far too kind, I don't like lying bitches, so I don't have to be.

Woody slept with Dianne and Mia hit the roof and Woody explained that they didn't have an exclusive relationship and he wasn't looking for marriage and he'd see anyone he wanted.

I know, I had to listen to Mia whining on the phone about it for hours.

Well, then leave Mia -- I told her.  Have some self respect and leave.


Why not?

Mia do we need to go through all this in public or can you put your bitch on a leash?

You've used Dylan for years.  That doesn't excuse Dylan.  Yes, you brain washed her when she was a child but she's now responsible for her own actions.

You and your bitch need to get a grip real quick.  I will outlive you Mia and you have no friends but the laughable hick Maria Roach.  Yeah, hick.

You have no friends in our industry and why is that?

Oh, yeah, you're a bitch.

I am not Woody's friend and never have been.

When Mia and Woody first got together, I avoided him.  When Mia and Woody entered the phase of their relationship where they saw others but pretended to the public they were a couple because Mia begged Woody not to 'humiliate' her, I avoided him.

I found Woody to be too cold and distant.

I do to this day.

I have no reason to defend Woody.

And wouldn't today.

But when Dylan started lying about Diane Keaton and trying to drag Diane into this?

That's when it was time to stop kidding.

She lies and she lies again.  Dylan can't stop lying and she lied throughout her childhood and throughout her teenage years and her early adult years and . . .

The findings that she couldn't tell the truth?  Valid.  She's always lied.

On CBS this month, she was lying again and I know her tells.

So let's stop the pretense that Dylan's the innocent manipulated by Mia.

True once upon a time.  Dylan now knows she's lying -- or, at least, that she may be lying.

Unless you had to sit through SEPTEMBER, Woody's not harmed you or anyone else.

Some of our Social Justice Bitches on Twitter compare Diane Keaton to the wife of a serial killer saying that such and such's wife had no idea.

That's good because that makes the strongest point: serial.

Dylan's the only one insisting that she was molested.

Where are the others?

In this age of criminal procedurals all over the TV and profilers, someone want to explain that?

It doesn't fit.

Dylan's story involving the train set doesn't fit either.  Yes, she's stuck to it.  It happened while she was in the attic, on her belly, looking at the train set that was set up in the attic.  But there was no train set up in the attic.

Some are insisting in their Tweets that Diane Keaton doesn't know Woody.

I'm laughing at that.

Let's put this into context.  Some people on Twitter slamming Diane are insisting that Diane doesn't know Woody -- some people who have never met Woody in their entire lives are insisting that Diane -- who was once his lover, who worked with him for years and has been his friend even longer -- does not really know Woody -- not, apparently, like they do.

Woody Allen has not been found guilty of anything.  Alec Baldwin can defend him.  Diane can defend him.

Those convinced of his guilt would do well to read Dahlia Lithwick on mob mentality.

Diane's defending someone she believes is innocent.  There's no reason to trash her for that.

She's defending someone who has been under non-stop attack for three years.

Good for Diane.

(Yes, I do consider Diane a friend.)

Dylan's lying.  When she was a child, we could forgive her because, yes, Mia did implant the memory.  She fostered it, she bribed Dylan to repeat it.

And those telling themselves lies need to stop.

A self-serving man in Conn. claims, after Dylan's allegations are found to be false, that he would have prosecuted Woody but it would have been too traumatic for Dylan.


That's another lie.

If someone is a child molestor and you have proof, you prosecute.

There's none of this, "It would be too traumatic."

A child molester is a threat to society.  That's why we have prosecutors.

He had no proof and his statements resulted in him being disciplined.

To believe Dylan Farrow's tale, the entire system was against her from day one.  Poor Dylan.  If she didn't have victimhood, what role would she play?

Untalented, ugly daughter of two famous people who had all the breaks in the world but still herself managed to accomplish nothing?

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  • Monday, January 29, 2018

    The fake asses

    mira on her high horse

    Isaiah's THE WORLD TODAY JUST NUTS  "Mira On Her High Horse" went up Sunday.  Mira is useless.  She's turned her back on Woody Allen because some delusional fool keeps insisting she was molested -- this has been investigated, almost 30 years ago, it did not happen.

    So many lies today.  Like the hysteria over Russia.

    Patrick Martin (WSWS):

    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said Sunday that the Democrats would seek to introduce a provision to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who heads the Justice Department’s Russia investigation, to the budget resolution that is under consideration by Congress.

    “The most important thing Congress can do right now is to ensure that Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation continues uninterrupted and unimpeded,” he said in a statement issued by his Senate office. “No one—whether it be administration officials, Republicans or the president himself—should get in the way and undermine the investigation, and so Democrats will seek to add protections for Mueller in the ongoing budget negotiations.”

    Schumer was responding to press reports claiming that President Donald Trump had decided to fire Mueller last June and was dissuaded from the action only when his White House counsel, Don McGahn, threatened to resign rather than transmit the order to the Justice Department.

    Schumer, the most powerful congressional Democrat, made his statement only six days after he agreed to drop any reference to protecting young immigrants from the same budget resolution, capitulating to the White House and congressional Republicans in the standoff that produced a two-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

    Under terms of the deal Schumer struck with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Democrats agreed to abandon their filibuster and permit a short-term budget resolution to pass Congress, ending the shutdown and authorizing federal spending through February 8.

    This was in return for a promise by McConnell to permit a vote on a stand-alone immigration bill that would address the fate of 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children, who have been protected from deportation under the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Trump rescinded the executive order that established DACA, giving Congress until March 5 to take action on the issue.

    The promise from McConnell was completely meaningless, since it in no way guarantees any action to legalize the DACA recipients even if the Senate were to pass such a bill. The House of Representatives will not even take up a DACA bill without the support of the White House, according to House Speaker Paul Ryan, while Trump has insisted that any DACA bill must include a raft of repressive and anti-immigrant measures, including his infamous wall along the US-Mexico border.

    They are such fakes asses.

    They are such . . .

    Mira Sorvinos!

    This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Monday:

    Monday, January 29, 2018.  The selling of the Iraq War never ends.

    The reality of war:

    No targeting civilians but that's what the US dropping bombs on Iraq has repeatedly done.  Most recently, civilians were killed on Saturday.

    Iraqi security forces killed in airstrike carried out by US-led coalition forces near US airbase, victims were mistaken for militants - officials

    At least 8 people were killed in the strikes.  And a detail being Tweeted outside the US includes:

    Coalition bombs the Iraqi Army after they arrested a high ranking commander (photos)

    The Iraq War continues and the dying continues.  For many, it's appalling to watch those who sold the Iraq War skate away from their crimes.

    “Thanks for the feminism”, she says as she stands on the corpses of Iraqi, Libyan and Syrian women.

    Hillary sure talks a lot for someone who's never learned to say "I'm sorry."  As for her 'feminism,' she insisted that "we deserve to be heard" as she spoke of a woman on her campaign who was harassed and her harasser was not fired.  That was bad enough.  But "we deserve to be heard"?  Hillary 'speaks for' the woman only because she was forced by Hillary to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement that prevents her from speaking.

    "We deserve to be heard," Hillary?

    Then remove the gag order you placed on the woman.

    Hillary is one of the all time biggest fake asses.

    I just realized Trump hysteria is only half the reason Dubya is beloved by a majority of Democrats today. The other half is because Democrats spent 2016 gaslighting themselves into believing that a warmongering neocon who supported the Iraq invasion would make a great president.

    Hillary's hardly the only fake ass.

    every time dems normalize and mainstream Frum, Kristol and Bush they're saying Iraqi lives simply don't matter; that their deaths are less important than short term partisan PR advantage. At least acknowledge this.

    This is appalling and yet so many pretend it's not happening.  I'm hoping this one actually missed it:

      1. End of conversation
    Replying to 

    Dems are doing this? Who? Name them so we can steer clear of them.

    Who?  Name them?

    We have many times, including in January 24's Iraq snapshot:

    Starting with these two Tweets:

    To see what a hilarious trainwreck 's Reddit AMA was, read this - people forget that beyond all the Iraq War propaganda, this hero co-wrote one of the most insane & evil books of the last two decades with **Richard Perle**

    In case all those fawning pictures with Kissinger didn't make it clear. Here's Hillary Clinton promoting Bill Kristol: neocon, Iraq war proponent, torture apologist, ultra-Zionist and founder of the Weekly Standard & Project for a New American Century

    Anyone promoting Bill Kristol today is a hack (at best) or a War Hawk.

    The 'resistance' is a media creation, not a movement.  They have no ethics and they rush to embrace liars responsible for the Iraq War.  That explains why so many support Hillary Clinton to begin with.  She pimped the Iraq War.  In 2008, she offered a tiny 'apology' when she was losing the primaries to Barack Obama and he was hitting her over the head for her Iraq War vote daily.  By 2016, that 'apology' had morphed into her declaring her vote was correct and Bully Boy Bush carried out the war wrong.

    She reTweeted Bill Kristol and then so did her mindless whores.

    It was so funny to watch so many -- including children's books author and horror hag Jamie Lee Curtis -- reTweet that garbage.  Apparently, love of children doesn't include Iraqi children.

    Jamie Lee Curtis might think being born with a penis was mutilation but the real mutilation can be found in Iraq.


    Another male born in FGH 2 days ago with multiple gross congenital anomalies in addition to CHD , he is the 1st baby to 2 young healthy couples with no previous history of any anomaly
    Another male born in FGH with multiple gross congenital anomalies in addition to CHD , he is the 1st baby to 2 young healthy couples with no previous history of any anomaly

    And . . .

    "Findings suggest the enriched Uranium exposure is either a primary cause or related to the cause of the congenital anomaly and cancer increases," says a recent scientific report on the incidence of birth defects in Fallujah [Dr Samira Alani]

     That's from ALJAZEERA and let's note Dr. Mozhgan Savabieasfahani's 2013 "What's delaying the WHO report on Iraqi birth defects?" (also from ALJAZEERA):

    Iraq is poisoned. Thirty-five million Iraqis wake up every morning to a living nightmare of childhood cancers, adult cancers and birth defects. Familial cancers, cluster cancers and multiple cancers in the same individual have become frequent in Iraq.
    Sterility, repeated miscarriages, stillbirths and severe birth defects - some never described in any medical books - are all around, in increasing numbers. Trapped in this hellish nightmare, millions of Iraqis struggle to survive, and they call for help.

    Somehow, Jamie Lee, your nonsense from TODAY I FEEL SILLY AND OTHER MOODS THAT MAKE MY DAY don't really cut it for what's going on -- continuing to this day -- in Iraq.

    And all the children who have suffered because of the Iraq War are erased and silenced when you stoop to reTweeting Bill Kristol and presenting him as someone to listen to.

    Hillary Clinton did it.  Get it?

    Hillary and Her Vaginal Secretions (including Jamie Lee Curtis) reTweeted and normalized Kristol.

    In an earlier time, they would have been paraded through the streets and then put in the stocks or endured a public hanging.  In our more 'civilized' times, they're allowed to parade around and prepare to do more damage.  Someone should be mounting a trial for all these War Criminals and their enablers.

    Hillary and Her Vaginal Secretions think she can get away with pinning Bully Boy Bush for her "mistake."  No.  Iraqi children are suffering from birth defects because of this illegal war, the country has been turned into a land of widow and orphans because of this illegal war.

    Time's up, Hillary.

    She had her time as Secretary of State to try to improve things.  She didn't.  The laughable Clinton Foundation did nothing to help either.

    Had she not been running for president, she never would have even offered the weak it was a "mistake" to vote for the Iraq War.

    Time's up, fake ass.

    The US government continues to pretend it's going to 'fix' Iraq -- the Iraq that the US government broke.


    "SHOULD THIS MARRIAGE BE SAVED?" went up here in November 2004.

    The whole point was you can't fix what you broke and when you broke it people just want you to leave.

    This is as though you burned up someone's kitchen at a party and you're refusing to leave their home at three in the morning while you insist you will fix it.

    They don't want to hear it, they just want you to go.

    But the US will not leave Iraq.  It will not take a hint, it will not listen.

    And the US government wants to continue to pretend that it's doing some good.

    Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan led the U.S. delegation at today’s U.S-Iraq Higher Coordinating Committee, to affirm our commitment to building a broad, long-term partnership with the Iraqi people based on the principles of cooperation, sovereignty, and mutual respect.

    Deputy Secretary Sullivan met with Speaker of the Council of Representatives Jabouri to discuss upcoming elections and our expanding bilateral partnership.  The U.S. strongly supports holding the Iraqi national elections in May in accordance with the Iraqi constitution.

    During his meeting today with PM Abadi, Deputy Secretary Sullivan congratulated him and the Iraqi people on the bravery of the Iraqi Security Forces and their liberation of Iraqi territory from ISIS.  They also discussed future opportunities for bilateral economic cooperation.

     2 hours ago

    Pleased to welcome back US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan to Erbil. We had a productive meeting and discussed a number of challenges facing Kurdistan and Iraq.

    There's no good here.

    Iraq War cheerleader Michael O'Hanlon continues to cheer for it to continue.

    Michael O'Hanlon: "Here we are in Iraq having largely defeated the Islamic State... now we have to help Iraq get stable so it's not as vulnerable to Iranian adventurism."


    This is not an exit strategy, it is no where near an exit strategy.

    Almost fifteen years into this war (15th year anniversary is in March) and O'Hanlon's still preaching the US has to "help Iraq get stable."  The troops have to remain until Iraq is stable.

    When will that happen?

    Never since the US keeps imposing 'leaders' on the country.

    The Iraqi people's voice was denied in the 2010 elections, Barack Obama overturned the results with The Erbil Agreement.  The 2014 elections were such a joke that little pretense was made that Barack installed Hayder al-Abadi as prime minister -- or did you miss the fact that months after we said that, NPR said it on air as well?  Do we need to highlight that moment from MORNING EDITION or can big boys and girls do their own Googling?

    Did the US plan and create ISIS?

    I have no idea.  I hope to hell not.

    But I certainly understand why so many in Iraq believe that the US government created it.

    The US government has done everything it could to destabilize Iraq and then use that created chaos to justify the US remaining in Iraq.

    All the foreign powers have.  They're a little more subtle than, for instance, back in the days when British service members were dressing up as 'Sunni militants' (with bad wigs) and blowing up a jail but they continue to sew chaos.

    And then they use that chaos to justify their own continued presence.

    Baxtiyar Goran (KURDISTAN 24) reports:

    The United States has stopped a maintenance program for the Iraqi-owned Abrams tanks after one of the military vehicles was provided to the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi, Iraqi media reported on Sunday.

    Iraq-based al-Ghad Press revealed that American company General Dynamics, who produces the Abrams tanks, had suspended its maintenance program in Iraq over the Hashd al-Shaabi’s—also known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF)—possession of one of the US-made tanks.

    “The US tank company [General Dynamics] withdrew from its base in Baghdad’s al-Muthanna airport after finding out that Iraq violated the terms of the contract which only authorized the Iraqi army to use the US provided tanks,” the report stated.

    Robert Parry (CONSORTIUM NEWS) has passed away.

    Very sad to hear of the passing of Bob Parry, a great investigative journalist. As Max says here, at the time of his death Parry was exposing the latest NeoCon Fake News aka ´Russiagate’- the 2017/8 equivalent of the 2002/3 Iraqi WMDs hoax.

    He will be sorely missed.  In a world of fakers and whores, a genuine person like Robert Parry will be sorely missed.

    Isaiah's THE WORLD TODAY JUST NUTS "Hillary Speaks For Victims" and "Mira On Her High Horse" went up yesterday.  New content at THIRD: