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     What fascinates us about sex, I suppose, is that most everyone wants it and seeks it, driven by irresistible natural impulses, and yet the act itself is such an affront to civilized decorum that it inspires both comedy and horror, two states of consciousness that are themselves irresistibly compelling. Add lawyers to all that and you find yourself entering the realm of opera bouffe, which is to say, kitsch, human expression reduced to its most self-consciously ridiculous.

     Enter Stormy Daniels, that notorious pair of cumulus clouds attached to a person, who made a career in the sex industry and later on, at the age when sex workers generally face retirement, had a fresh start as a political gadfly buzzing around the mystifying hair-do of President Donald Trump. Stormy first encountered Mr. Trump in 2006 when he was a mere TV star who played in a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe. She was hanging out there with two porn-star girlfriends. Golf nuts all, must’ve been.

      Stormy managed to blow into Mr. Trump’s hotel room there, so her story goes, where she apparently teased him into a state of florid desire, while mocking him, and then obliged his advances, even developing a sort of friendship that, over a few years, included more hotel room meet-ups and promises of revamped stardom on his “The Apprentice” TV show, alas, never consummated. Strange to relate, around that time Stormy launched her own political career way before Mr. Trump made the leap into government.

    But once Mr. Trump jumped into the 2016 presidential primaries and began to terrify the establishment by winning one contest after another, Stormy finagled a $130,000 hush-money payment through Trump attorney Michael Cohen to keep her big yap shut about their doings. By 2018, she hitched herself to California lawyer Michael Avenatti (now in prison) and filed a lawsuit against then-President Trump attempting to invalidate the non-disclosure agreement that came with the hush-money. Stormy also engaged a publicist, and, what do you know, The Wall Street Journal published a story about the alleged romance. By then, Stormy had launched a “publicity tour” and got herself booked on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night talk show to discuss the allegations.

      In December 2018, Stormy lost a defamation suit against President Trump filed by Mr. Avenatti, and was ordered to pay over $300,000 to Mr. Trump. Five years later, an appeals court ordered her to pay an additional $122,000 to Mr. Trump to cover his legal fees. By then, Michael Avenatti, her lawyer, was in jail in California for embezzling client funds. Various letters had emerged allegedly signed by Stormy stating that she hadn’t engaged in sex with Mr. Trump, along with Facebook conversations on her account saying the same thing.

     Also, in 2018, Mr. Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, was busted by the FBI for tax evasion and eventually plead guilty. He was interrogated by the Mueller special counsel operation which, by a convoluted route, earned Mr. Cohen a conviction for perjury in congressional testimony. Stormy Daniels then sued Mr. Cohen for defamation but the case was dismissed. Mr. Cohen eventually served a year in prison but was released to home confinement due to the Covid-19 event.

     These doings did not go unnoticed by the politicized Southern District of New York office of the DOJ and by then Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance, Jr. Both tried to construct some kind of case against President Trump on all this monkey business, but gave up because the payment of hush-money was itself not illegal between consenting parties and they could not torture the facts into a theory that would make it a crime. Also, by then, their chief witness, Mr. Cohen, had been disbarred and was officially branded a perjurer and liar.

     Fast-forward to the 2020 election. “Joe Biden” manages to charm swing-state voters from his basement hide-out, moves into the puppet-theater known as the White House, and unleashes the dogs of lawfare on former president Trump so as to knock him off the political game-board for once and for all. “JB’s” Attorney General, Merrick Garland, sends Deputy AG Matthew Colangelo to work in DA Alvin Bragg’s office, to construct some kind of case out of the Stormy Daniels / Michael Cohen debris.

      The result is an improbable farrago of 34 counts of falsifying business records relating to the Stormy Daniels hush-money payments, converted from misdemeanors to felonies on the theory that the falsifications were intended to conceal other election law crimes, including “influencing the 2016 election.” Each count for which Trump is convicted could result in a prison sentence of up to four years, to be served consecutively, meaning 136 years in jail.

      Mr. Trump thus becomes the proverbial ham sandwich that an ambitious DA can convince a grand jury to indict. Now, Mr. Bragg has to persuade a trial jury to convict, in a courtroom presided over by one Judge Juan Merchan, Democratic Party activist and donor, whose daughter, Loren, has raised $93-million in campaign money for Democratic candidates in this November’s election. The Judge has, so far, refused to recuse himself.

     The DA’s chief witness will be Michael Cohen. Donald Trump will be the first US president indicted on criminal charges. He’ll be in the courtroom many days as the trial proceeds, likely into June. Even if the trial becomes a dumpster fire for the prosecution, Mr. Trump could be convicted by a Trump-deranged New York jury. Then it’ll be onto the appeals courts. Then, the three other lawfare cases await in Georgia, Florida, and DC. Do you suppose that Americans actually take comfort in the re-election of “Joe Biden”?


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688 Responses to “Crib Notes for the Trial of the Century”

  1. RaymondR April 15, 2024 at 9:28 am #

    Show me the man – I’ll show you the crime

    Lavrentiy Beria

    • Clarksonfarms April 15, 2024 at 10:11 am #

      True – another clown show by the clowns in charge. Trump owned the Miss Universe Pageant – how many of them have complained? Another double standard when you think of the turnstile of women JFK indulged in.

      Trump is a sinner, like the rest of us, so give me a break or suggest someone – anyone – who has done so much, tolerated so much, and is capable of handling our current cluster-fucked nation better than he.

      • elysianfield April 15, 2024 at 11:50 am #

        “Trump is a sinner, like the rest of us,”

        Sodbuster,
        Recant! Damn your eyes! You cannot call me a sinner until you understand my most inner motivations, my obvious piety.. I have only “sinned”, because, to understand and fight sin, one must KNOW sin. How can I know sin unless I experience sin?

        Now, some on this site might suggest that I am pure, almost Christlike, in thought and deed, and, other than my quest to know and fight sin, they would not be disappointed. I have not knowingly committed sin, and if you do not have pictures AND audio, I will stick to my story.

        Yes, I have been condemned to have my tongue ripped out be demons, and yes, I have lied when I said I had a Weed eater, but these incidents were driven only by my desire to better myself, to become more pure.

        My quest is not over…I am still studying. Hard.

        • Uncle Bob April 17, 2024 at 11:42 pm #

          Are you a latter-day James Earl Carter Jr., lusting for women in your heart yet piously building homes for people and botching your way through four years in the White House? If ever a man should’ve become –and remained — a career nail-pounder, it was he.

      • C.O.Jones April 15, 2024 at 11:58 am #

        @Clarksonfarms – to answer your question, I suggest Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

        Like Trump RFK Jr is a sinner and I don’t agree with everything he says but looking at his body of work, I have to judge him sincere in what he says. He has grown as a man and as a thinker and his opinions have evolved. He is not a gun-grabber as many here will label him. He is concerned with things that matter – public health, the environment, the economy, reigning in monopolists and big pharma, ending America’s eternal wars. If elected, he will not spend his time tweeting about the Dow Jones Industrial Average while his daughter runs the show.

        This whole Stormy Daniels nonsense underscores the kind of poor judgement Trump has displayed for decades. How can a sentient being leave a gorgeous woman like Melania at home with their child and get caught up in a scandal boinking a prostitute? Technically, it’s not prostitution if they record the acts – it’s “art” – so it’s a safe bet that video will see the light of day. I have no desire to see Trump’s corpulent….anything engaging in any sort of sex act but you can bet I’m alone among Americans in that respect. This society will pony up the cash to watch.

        How can you overlook all the swamp rat appointments made by the guy who claims he’s going to drain the swamp? Trump complains about the witch hunt by the head of the FBI. Question: who appointed this head of the FBI? Trump complains about being betrayed by the supreme court nominees he appointed. Trump complained about the FISA court okaying warrantless spying on him in 2017 and then agreed to continue the practice in 2018. Trump twisted arms to get McCarthy the speakership and McCarthy thanked him by voting for everything Biden asked for. Lather, rinse and repeat for the current useless speaker of the house.

        Trump is a distraction. He jumps front and center and says “Attack me!” He appoints people to the job of attacking him and when he is attacked, Trump cries victim to the American people. He is to be ignored.

        The biggest crime is people believe him. This fraud of a man should be banished from consideration for anything other than what he is – an orange-faced TV clown.

        • Paula D April 15, 2024 at 12:17 pm #

          I agree that Trump was unable to Make America Great Again because he didn’t have a clue about appointing competent people into positions of authority who could actually do it.

          He thought he could do it alone. Plus, he screwed over people like Gen. Flynn and Bannon, who actually were loyal and had some ideas about draining the swamp.

          Does RFK, Jr. have a team in mind? I know he knows about the Deep State, they killed his father and uncle. He’s not a fan.

          He would no way appoint any Fauci stooge to any position of authority in the medical/pharma apparatus, he wrote the book on Fauci, and then wrote another on the dangers of vaccines.

          He wouldn’t appoint an attorney general that would turn against him, or more importantly, continue the attack on the American people and the Bill of Rights.

          Could he prevail? Who knows? The media is out to get him, just like Trump. They probably will turn to lawfare next.

          Can this country be saved?

          • beantownbill. April 15, 2024 at 12:36 pm #

            Not unless you and I and a few million others take action.

          • Vegan Shark April 15, 2024 at 12:45 pm #

            Yes, RobJune stands taller than most of the American politician litter.

            But I believe he is one more voice box for Israel and as president would unquestioningly drag this country into a war in support of that reprobate nation.

            That cancels everything else.

          • C.O.Jones April 15, 2024 at 12:46 pm #

            Your questions are completely valid, Paula D. I wish I could answer them with any degree of certainty but I can’t.

            You bring up good points about Trump leaving Flynn and Bannon twisting in the breeze. I would add Julian Assange and Ed Snowden.

            You are also correct on Kennedy detailing time, place and crime on Fauci. He even had the bawse to say “If anything in this book is untrue, I invite Anthony Fauci to sue me.”

            Yes, the Blackrock owned media is coming after Kennedy because he has called them out for their monopolies in pharma and media. I still think he has a chance because Biden isn’t making it across the November finish line no matter how much dope they shoot into him and Trump’s campaign will consist of Trump defending himself in court.

            Kennedy needs to play the merit card. How many times has Kennedy declared bankruptcy compared to Trump? Kennedy has overcome personal adversity and great loss in his life. He has overcome addiction, not an easy feat but one I admire. He has successfully litigated cases against (pardon me) YUGE corporations and I think he could dismantle monopolies that exist now.

            I hate to say it but maybe, just maybe Kennedy would succeed in his objectives. I know for certain Trump will not succeed in anything except fiddling while this country burns.

          • C.O.Jones April 15, 2024 at 12:56 pm #

            I don’t know, Vegan Shark.

            Kennedy has advocated closing every US military base except those on US soil. That is over 800 bases. Think of the positive impact that would have on our economy and in the same breath, think about how that would impact our ability to wage war everywhere except defending our country.

            Israel is one of the richest nations on earth. They can defend themselves. I’m sure we can sell them weapons but unlike Ukraine, make them pay cash. They’ve got the money.

          • tahoe1780 April 15, 2024 at 1:56 pm #

            James Rickards thinks it can using the Plum Book and the Heritage Foundation’s Mandate for Leadership 2025

            https://www.zerohedge.com/political/how-trump-could-beat-deep-state

          • Beryl of Oyl April 15, 2024 at 2:20 pm #

            I just saw an assertion that RFK Jr.’s campaign is a psy op.

            I’m not kidding.

            RFK Jr. won’t make America great again because he believes in all the reparations and DEI racist communist nuttery.

            My brothers worked hard for every single thing they had in life, and they saw opportunities handed out to others who didn’t work half as hard as they did, and I’m not about to vote for anybody who thinks my brothers owe anybody anything because they are white.

            And he and that “stolen land” commie Indian grifter he had at his Nicole announcement can shove it.

            He should go back to Ireland if he feels that way.

            Besides, somebody jerked his leash over remarks he made about January 6 and he complied with the narrative.

          • Paula D April 15, 2024 at 3:01 pm #

            See, VS shows the mindset of the Israeli haters perfectly. I see it all the time.

            Yes, this country is dysfunctional and going down the tubes.
            Yes, we badly a return to the Bill of Rights and the America First-do-not-go-abroad-in-search-of-enemies stance, and the environment needs to be protected, and the food needs to be grown without toxic chemicals, and the Deep State needs to be dismantled, and Big Pharma needs to be stopped, and forced vaccines need to be outlawed, and the infrastructure needs repair…….
            But Israel cancels all that out. A tiny country on the other side of the world, with a population of 9 million, (7 million Jews), is so vehemently hated by some Americans that they will throw their own country and its needs down the tubes, just to…..what?
            All three of the candidates support Israel in different degrees, so why attack the one that opposes mandatory vaccination, and Deep State spying and censorship, and endless wars?

            It would seem fishy to me, if I didn’t see so many vicious Israel haters frothing at the mouth all over the internet.
            It’s a real thing. They’d rather watch their own country be destroyed as long as it means Israel gets destroyed also.

          • C.O.Jones April 15, 2024 at 4:38 pm #

            Beryl – Kennedy has walked back reparations and says he favors economic incentives in blight-stricken areas. Those aren’t the same thing so I have to say a man has a right to change his mind.

            Kennedy has a plan to guarantee a 3% mortgage rate for first-time home buyers. A lot of his economic plans are based on closing the US military bases all over the world and calling the military home to defend the US which would severely cripple the budget of the military industrial complex and help immensely the economy of the US.

            I agree 100% with you about DEI which stands for Didn’t Earn It. It is extremely difficult for a white skinned software engineer to get an interview these days, even with a stellar resume and sparkling references. Many job apps will not even let you submit now unless you identify your demographics.

          • TruthSeeker1986 April 15, 2024 at 5:02 pm #

            I agree with Vegan Shark.

          • TruthSeeker1986 April 15, 2024 at 6:29 pm #

            @Paula

            “Jew Hater”
            You can’t survive on your own without Israel is that what you are saying? is Israel your parent that clothes you? Do they feed you? Have they ever defended our country from any attacks? Oh wait they carried some of them out like sinking one of our damn ships. Yet here we go again with “Jew Hater” that tiresome word you abuse so much. Why not become a leftist and call anyone who don’t worship blacks or will wash their dirty feet “Racist” or submit to faggotry “Homophobic.”

            Because the Jew hater weaponization is no different from what they do when people refuse to acknowledge “their Gods.”

          • Grace April 15, 2024 at 7:09 pm #

            @C.O.Jones

            ‘Israel is one of the richest nations on earth. They can defend themselves. I’m sure we can sell them weapons but unlike Ukraine, make them pay cash. They’ve got the money.’

            Huh? Then why has Congress recently agreed to give Israel “aid” of $4 billion per annum between now & 2028? I guess it comes back to pay for the arms the US ‘sells’ it?

          • C.O.Jones April 15, 2024 at 8:23 pm #

            @Grace – I’m well aware of the billion$ the US taxpayer gives to Israel every year – very similar to what we do for Ukraine.

            I’m proposing that we don’t refuse to sell Israel arms – just make them pay for them.

            Stop giving away billions and instead invest that money in the US.

          • Beryl of Oyl April 16, 2024 at 10:58 am #

            CO he made that dumb reparations remark very recently. So changing his mind on something he thought two minutes ago doesn’t impress me.

            He still supports affirmative action and those economic zones are a bad idea that hasn’t “worked” to anyone’s advantage except some politicians and their cronies in over 50 years.

            The government should stay out of mortgages except to jail the people whose crimes enable the real estate “bubbles” that make homes unaffordable and even rentals.

            White people don’t owe black people ANYTHING.

        • Beryl of Oyl April 15, 2024 at 2:11 pm #

          He was at a celebrity golf tournament. Melania doesn’t attend stuff like that.

          As far as the porn actress, must Trump supporters believe that these alleged behaviors could have happened or may have.

          In this particular instance, though, I am inclined to believe that it is entirely possible it did not happen.

          Why?

          Because in 2004 it was yuge newsthat there had been another outbreak of AIDS in the porn industry, and Donald Trump read, watched, and appeared in entertainment news religiously.

          It’s hard to believe a noted germaphobe would take such a chance on such an average-looking woman.

          • Paula D April 15, 2024 at 2:51 pm #

            Remember how they used to ridicule Trump for being a germaphobe?
            What a nutcase, being afraid of catching a disease from another human, or a fomite!
            They spent a lot of column space laughing at him.

            And then the covid psy op started, and TPTB set about making the whole damn country germaphobic, so they dropped that ridicule right down the Memory Hole.

          • Q. Shtik April 15, 2024 at 4:43 pm #

            on such an average-looking woman. – Beryl

            ===========

            But what about the tits?

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder April 15, 2024 at 9:27 pm #

            Q – if those are tits, I am a porcupine.

    • pyrrhus April 15, 2024 at 1:05 pm #

      Just so…and the notion that Trump, a notorious germaphobe, would have sex with a used up prostitute, when he had no deficit of ordinary women eager for his attentions, is absurd…

      • C.O.Jones April 15, 2024 at 1:07 pm #

        That’s what Alex Jones, said @pyrrhus.

        Why did Trump pay her hush money?

        • Beryl of Oyl April 15, 2024 at 2:21 pm #

          To make her shut up and go away. Celebrities do that all the time.

          • C.O.Jones April 16, 2024 at 12:36 pm #

            Beryl, I don’t know if you’re old enough to remember the t-shirt that had a picture of 2 hands full of poop and the caption “Tired of the same old shit?”

            Bobby Kennedy is smart enough to know that the act that would cause the most damage to race relations in the US would be reparations. I never enslaved anyone and I refuse to pay anyone anything based on skin color. I don’t owe a darn thing.

            This country is on the verge of ruin. I think electing a double-digit IQ narcissist WEF loving president would be the same old shit. Haven’t we learned anything?

            The definition of insanity has been accepted as repeating a behavior and expecting a different result.

            I don’t buy the theory that someone would pay 6 figures to persuade someone to shut up. Didn’t happen.

  2. mary.m April 15, 2024 at 9:32 am #

    On principal, I don’t want to vote for Trump this time around. But this crap makes me really want to vote for him.

    Are you sure they are trying to keep him out? Because the more blatantly & stupidly they persecute him with lawfare, the angrier some people get at them

    • benr April 15, 2024 at 9:55 am #

      I was very anti-trump at the beginning.
      Having watched what, the Democrat party and their minions have done to him and everyone around him…
      They uncorked something that will resonate through the halls of time to boomerang right back at all their corrupt asses.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 15, 2024 at 10:16 am #

      That’s how I feel. Do I want to allow these monsters to prevail?

      • Jarek April 15, 2024 at 12:16 pm #

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lazar_Kaganovich#Responsibility_for_the_1932%E2%80%931933_famine

        One of the greatest mass murderers of all time.

        • Beryl of Oyl April 15, 2024 at 2:22 pm #

          Why are you showing me that?

          • Jarek April 15, 2024 at 6:25 pm #

            Because he was one of the monsters.

      • Uncle Abraham April 15, 2024 at 12:26 pm #

        The manager of The Eagles was known throughout the music industry as a hardass. Don Henley, co-leader of the band, said of him, “He may be Satan, but he’s our Satan.”

    • pyrrhus April 15, 2024 at 1:07 pm #

      Their problem is that Trump can run for President even if he is in jail (which he won’t be, in all likelihood), and then pardon himself when elected…..

      • Grace April 15, 2024 at 7:13 pm #

        pyrhuss

        That’s a highly unlikely scenario –

        1) that he will actually GET ELECTED (haha…)
        2) that he can pardon himself – Presidential Pardons are for Federal crimes, not State, and this case is NY Stae crime.

    • River April 15, 2024 at 5:19 pm #

      Likewise. It’s got to be obvious to any reasonable and rational human that this is not about any crime but all about removing one’s political opponent.

      What with RFKJ’s VP choice of a guggl insider I was already planning to vote for Trump but this only makes it all the more likely (just read a few chapters of Dark Aeon by Joe Allen if you have even one iota of trust for guggl – btw, it appears that if I spell it normally the analytics at this site won’t allow my post).

      Trump is being persecuted just like any average American could be and a lot of us have really had it with the corrupt sociopaths associated with the Biden admin.

      • Grace April 15, 2024 at 7:17 pm #

        River – ‘It’s got to be obvious to any reasonable and rational human that this is not about any crime but all about removing one’s political opponent.’

        Are you for real?

        Trump has a very long history of being a cheater – golf, taxes, paying his debts (small contractor businesses being sliced and diced because he wouldn’t pay – families destroyed by such behavior).

        He should have been prosecuted years ago. It’s not a ‘political witch hunt’ – that’s been his go-to whine since 2017. Aren’t you tired of it yet…haven’t you seen through it yet?

        • Paula D April 15, 2024 at 7:35 pm #

          You are contradicting yourself.
          If he has been a cheater deserving prosecution for decades, why is it that these court cases only started when he ran for president?
          Coincidence? I think not.
          Using lawfare to destroy your political opponent is a hallmark of a totalitarian government.

          You are letting your political biases overcome your ability to see clearly.
          This is the first time a major political party member has been prosecuted in order to keep him from running.
          It is obvious that dredging up decades-old “crimes”, (including a “crime” that took the New York State Legislature to enable just for Trump) by biased prosecutors is a political decision, not a crime-busting decision.
          If you can’t see that, you might want to take off your TDS goggles and look again.

          • Not_GeorgeT April 16, 2024 at 12:31 am #

            ‘Using lawfare to destroy your political opponent is a hallmark of a totalitarian government.’

            I’d like to lower the bar, placing it in the same class as 3rd world dictatorships and banana republics.

            ‘totalitarian ‘ is mighty generous.

          • Ron Anselmo April 16, 2024 at 12:48 am #

            Thank you, Paula. It’s like trying to teach physics to a second grader. Frustrating, you’re a saint to continue trying.

          • benr April 16, 2024 at 9:10 am #

            100% ON POINT!

          • Anthea April 16, 2024 at 9:18 am #

            @ Grace:

            Getting at the truth of some of these accustions is not possible for the average person–if it is possible at all. The accusation of not paying his taxes is pretty much a non-starter, since the guy has been audited every year for many years, and the IRS, after going through his filings with a nit comb, has never found anything amiss. But this accusation continues to be made–probably because it’s not easily countered–not even if you were a tax accountant, and not even if you had access to all the documents.

            The “business cheating” accusation is the same kind of thing. We have no way to evaluate these accusations. We don’t have access to the guy’s books or with the relevant contracts, and most of us wouldn’t understand these documents if we did.

            I remember reading a long, complaining article by Trump’s ghost writer for one of his books. Basically, the guy’s arguments amounted to nothing more than a personal dislike for Trump. He included a complaint that he felt Trump had cheated him in some respect (like Trump didn’t give him credit for writing the book or something). Many people would be persuaded by such a complaint, but the fact is, these were contractual issues. The ghost writer agreed in writing to the terms of the contract. Complaints of deception or dishonesty are a little disingenuous, when that’s your signature on the dotted line.

            In other words, you are being told things about Trump by the media that you can’t possibly know anything about. The media counts on you willingness to take these accusations on faith.

          • Beryl of Oyl April 16, 2024 at 11:04 am #

            Paula, “Grace” forgot that when they finally got hold of the Trump taxes, there was nothing out of the ordinary there. No cheating.

            Golf? Show proof.

            I doubt he ever dealt with small contractors, but what are the names of the ones he destroyed?

    • Amman April 16, 2024 at 1:38 pm #

      Overseas, it all looks like farce. More of the same distraction while Rome burns.

  3. MiTurn April 15, 2024 at 9:37 am #

    This is an interesting if not sordid situation. I think that Teflon Don is going to come out even stronger then before as the American public, again, is reminded of how corrupt the judicial system is viz. lawfare. The Democrats again are showing no shame in their sham judicial machinations.

    “Trump, Trump, Trump!”

    If we gotta lie to get ‘im, we’ll lie! Because he’s Trump!

    • Grace April 15, 2024 at 7:19 pm #

      It’s most amusing that so many Trumpers are upset to the point that facts about Trump are now more palatably seen as ‘lies’, when every time Trump opens his gob, he spews lies, which the Trumpers take as ‘truth’. Oh, the sad irony.

      • Grandpa April 15, 2024 at 9:45 pm #

        Grace, I simply must ask, do you apply that same discerning eye and keen search for.truth to Joseph Biden?

        • Uncle Bob April 17, 2024 at 11:51 pm #

          Of course not. Partei uber alles!

  4. Socrates-Detroit April 15, 2024 at 9:37 am #

    @mary.m I’m in the same boat regarding voting for the Donald.

    But I was already angry with the government, and “infinitely angry” with the Biden Administration. So yes, this makes me angrier…”infinity plus Y = infinity”.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 15, 2024 at 10:25 am #

      I hate with the white-hot heat of a million suns.

      I hate much more people than before, too.

      Such as Speaker Johnson, who goes into a room with some lying deviants no one voted for, and comes out a new person, a Knower of Secrets, which makes him better than us peons, and he can vote away our rights, because reasons.

      Not his rights though. What he voted for doesn’t apply to him.

      • TPTB-USA April 15, 2024 at 1:32 pm #

        Do you think Johnson told Trump the “Secrets”?

        Why do you think Trump is supporting Johnson and disregarding the border issue leverage at this point?

        Did “Joe Biden” offer a logical explanation, which the population should not be allowed to know? na, Subsequently, Johnson is grinning like a dog that has been caught in the act of eating sh*t.

        • Beryl of Oyl April 15, 2024 at 2:26 pm #

          Trump would have already known the Secrets the last time this FISA thing came up.

          Unless there is a different set of secrets for every person they tell them to.

          • TPTB-USA April 15, 2024 at 2:59 pm #

            The FISA issues works both ways, so it relies on a moral group of people treating each other with dignity and respect. So, essentially it is meaningless.

            Why hasn’t Johnson held to his position on no funding until the border issue is addressed?

            Why has Trump (so it seems) changed his position on Ukraine?

      • TPTB-USA April 15, 2024 at 3:27 pm #

        Christopher Wray is another.

        My sense is that his current warnings are to condition the population to look to him and his team to address a homeland terrorist attack, when it is his team that has set US up for failure.

        They have an agenda, they are just waiting for the appropriate time and trigger.

    • JohnAZ April 15, 2024 at 11:07 am #

      Donald at his worst, outshines his opposition. The only reason the Bidens are not in the courtroom is they control the DOJ.

      Donald IS a representative of the Playboy culture of the 1900s initiated with the Magazine and its owner Hefner. He is responsible for the degeneracy of the celebrity class and much of the PTB in the US. That is why Epstein, an offshoot, had to be dealt with. The upper class of this country is so sexually deviated that a big part of the DOJ agenda has been protection of that nasty group.

      Trump entered in, then exited. Married three times, sleeping around, hmmm, TYPICAL upper crust behavior. Melania has a leash on him, you can bet on that. These occurrences were 30 years ago. Statute of limitations?

      The biggest problem, though, is that if all the candidates for office were held up to examination against this standard, we would have no government.

      • margot62 April 15, 2024 at 1:17 pm #

        “He is responsible for the degeneracy of the celebrity class and much of the PTB in the US.”

        That’s just ridiculous.

        • Beryl of Oyl April 15, 2024 at 2:28 pm #

          Hefner did bring it out in the open and try to make it seem “cool” to be a degenerate.

          Walking around in a bathrobe all day and leering at naked women. What a lifestyle.

          • crudgemudgeon April 15, 2024 at 8:48 pm #

            Yes, Playboy was the epitome of coolness and as I and the other boomers entered puberty it shaped morals, along with rock stars.

      • Grace April 15, 2024 at 7:52 pm #

        ‘These occurrences were 30 years ago. Statute of limitations?’

        JohnAZ – like so many others, you appear to be being deliberately obtuse about the charges in this current case.

        It’s not about the ‘hush money’ but about
        1) how he recorded the reimbursement of Cohen so that it became a pre-tax business expense (tax fraud); and
        2) he committed this fraud (aside from the tax evasion aspect) to hide the allegation (true or not) from the public just before the election in 2016 because he feared it would hurt his chances even further, given this was just weeks after the Hollywood Access tape.

        There’s also the “catch & kill” with David Pecker of the Karen McDougall case, which by all accounts was a torrid affair as opposed to a ‘one-off boink’ such as Daniels has alleged.

        So, the alleged crimes occurred in 2017, possibly into 2018. He was charged in April 2023 and the Statute of Limitations in NY State Court for fraud is 6 years. Simple arithmetic.

        • benr April 16, 2024 at 9:15 am #

          The absolute brick calling others obtuse.

          Story Daniels is on record saying none of this happened and that it was a scam her lawyer who is in jail for Extortion; Communications with intent to extort; Wire fraud (5 counts); Obstruction; Aggravated identity theft thought up to make money.

          See the latter above signed and dated.
          Case closed with extreme prejudice.

        • Organist1022 April 16, 2024 at 2:07 pm #

          Grace – you really need some new material. Your act is tired.

      • Not_GeorgeT April 16, 2024 at 12:39 am #

        ‘ if all the candidates for office were held up to examination against this standard, we would have no government.’

        What a great idea! Back to the state-of-nature, a new lease on life for a world in decline, or at least Western Civ.

        It’s a redux of PoliSci 101.

  5. mrjlc38 April 15, 2024 at 9:50 am #

    Who cares anymore.

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    • Demeter April 15, 2024 at 10:09 am #

      I care. It’s my country and my neighbors they are hurting.

      • Socrates-Detroit April 15, 2024 at 10:31 am #

        It’s an outrage that Trump’s alleged hush money payment merits a court date, and all this media coverage–the talking heads in the news, AND the unofficial coverage, like late night talk show hosts. A full-court press! Puns intended.

        Even if Trump did it, it’s a very trivial offense in the big scheme of things. Probably half of Congress has skeletons like this in their closet–and maybe whips and chains, and same-sex boyfriends–both parties.

        On the other hand, the government (Department of Justice, FBI, Defense, State) and the press and everyone else in the media assiduously avoided the connection between Joe Biden and Ukraine in 2019-2020, and how Biden himself may have personally profited, how his son DID personally profit. These were (and are) important issues, and would have influenced several voters.

        Also important, is how this may have affected international affairs, and hastened the latest, hot phase of the Ukraine conflict that started in Feb 2022, which has cost thousands of lives (the vast majority “Ukranian”), and the US taxpayer $125 billion (according to Sen JD Vance and Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene formal letter to the Administration).

        Or Hunter Biden’s laptop, and information it contained related to the above.

        These are matters of national security, of life and death, and yet, the fixation is to get Trump at any cost, to make him our “Epstein” (the “villain” from Orwell’s 1984), at any cost. Perhaps even the plandemic was green-lighted as a way, THE way, to “get Trump”.

        And why? He raised the ante in Ukraine, and he gave Israel everything it wanted. He flooded the country with money in the wake of COVID. In those areas, he was like “Biden lite”.

        But that’s not enough for the blob.

        • hmuller April 15, 2024 at 11:02 am #

          As I recall, Goldstein not Epstein was the focus of the Orwellian 2 minutes of hate. Why do they always blame the poor Jews?

          • Paula D April 15, 2024 at 11:12 am #

            They have a head start in stirring up Hate if they use a Jew.

          • Jarek April 15, 2024 at 12:20 pm #

            Yeah, they never done nuthin to nobuddy.

            You went to college there? How did that happen?

            Poor Rulo woke up and find himself in an Israeli agricultural work camp or kibbutz, for “volunteer” labor.

          • hmuller April 15, 2024 at 12:29 pm #

            Jarek, my undergraduate “work” was in theology. Studying Biblical Hebrew in Jerusalem under Haim Rabin seemed a wonderful opportunity. Gershom Scholem, the great Kaballah scholar was alive but retired in 1975 so I never met him.

          • Paula D April 15, 2024 at 12:30 pm #

            Witness Jarek: Case in point.

          • Jarek April 15, 2024 at 12:45 pm #

            Thanks, buddy. I read Scholem’s survey of Jewish mysticism. Who does not want to ride the merkabah or chariot to higher realms?

            Of course he left out that it’s part of a greater system; that it goes hand in hand with the Talmud and all the darkness that entails. The Zohar contains both exquisite beauty and incredible ugliness.

            As one person said, Why didn’t he warn us?

            Paula: What do you think of your boy Lazar Kagonovitch? Great guy, right?

          • Beryl of Oyl April 15, 2024 at 2:30 pm #

            Paula:
            “Witness Jarek: Case in point.”
            Heh.

        • JohnAZ April 15, 2024 at 11:15 am #

          Biden as vice president and Victoria Nuland corrupted Ukraine . Trump tried to get Z to investigate this and was impeached to shut him up.

          The Bidens have big interests in Ukraine and China, they are a legitimate security risk for the USA. The DOJ will cover up everything.

          Unless Trump gets in and puts a pit bull into the AG office.

          Could it be that is why the blob will stop at nothing to get Trump.

          A big question. Why is Trump the only Patriot, the only MAGA that has the guts to face up to the asshats in the DNC?

          • C.O.Jones April 15, 2024 at 12:10 pm #

            @JohnAZ – what sort of pit bull are you suggesting Trump appoint as AG? Jeff Sessions? Bill Barr? The temptation is to say Trump doesn’t know a deep-state swamp rat when he’s appointing one but he really does. That’s why he appoints them.

            Trump is not a patriot. He serves as a distraction. He’s a voluntary target to keep people focused on him and not the ruination of the country.

          • Jarek April 15, 2024 at 12:23 pm #

            Bill Barr has a wonderful face. No doubt a great friend, brother, and husband. But a complete man is as terrible to his enemies as he is good to his friends. We’re his enemies.

          • TPTB-USA April 15, 2024 at 2:25 pm #

            If Trump comprehends the big picture, he has the stump, why isn’t he spelling it out?

          • Beryl of Oyl April 15, 2024 at 2:34 pm #

            He could have appointed Bobby Jr., but that bridge is down deader than the Francis Scott Keyes.

            BTW the FBI is investigating that collapse now, which means there will be a blackout until everybody forgets about it.

    • Grace April 15, 2024 at 7:53 pm #

      You should. This guy should not be let mear the Oval Office again. If he succeeds, we’re all done for.

      • Ron Anselmo April 16, 2024 at 12:56 am #

        Grace – I regret to have to remind you, love, that you are already done for.

        “The walking dead will freeze in the coming cold; the thaw is for the remnant.” ~ justanotherguy

        You will not be part of the remnant.

      • Anthea April 16, 2024 at 9:42 am #

        @ Grace:

        Which of Trump’s policies do you oppose?

    • Not_GeorgeT April 16, 2024 at 12:43 am #

      Is the question a surrender,? A throwing-up of the hands in disgust? A resignation to endure whatever comes next without an iota of zeal to resist?

      Hmmm… I’m in here in the early hours of the new day, thus I’ll read on with curiosity….

  6. benr April 15, 2024 at 9:58 am #

    Well folks I have it on good authority that at least the Navy is looking at pulling people offshore duty and sending them to boats.

    Funny how under Obama they handed Iran billions and again under Biden.
    Under Trump Iran was broke.
    Now for all that good will and terrible decision making we are looking like retaliation and war is on the way.
    Joe Biden gets his war one way or another, I guess.

    What a shame Tehran is going to be an ash tray if Biden gets his way.

    • Socrates-Detroit April 15, 2024 at 10:03 am #

      If Tehran becomes an ashtray, so will Tel-Aviv.

      And maybe Montgomery, Columbus, Rostov-on-the-Don, and Wuhan.

      Maybe more.

    • Socrates-Detroit April 15, 2024 at 10:10 am #

      “…handed billions to Iran.” Any money Iran got was Iranian money that had been stolen/frozen by the US and the West. The Iranians got THEIR money back.

      No, we hand billions to Israel. Every year. Without fail. For what?

      The US is $33 trillion and debt and rising over $2 billion a day–but we have money to give Israel, for Israel to carry out its apartheid occupation of Palestine.

      Biden. Trump. Obama. Clinton. All Israeli lap dogs. The last US President to put the US first in the Middle East was Eisenhower, though at least JFK and Reagan were not complete Israeli lap dogs.

      I hope your Navy friends don’t get shot at by Israelis like the USS Liberty was in 1967.

      • TruthSeeker1986 April 15, 2024 at 11:06 am #

        @Socrates-Detroit

        I like people who tell the truth, and call things out like this. Because you are certainly right.

      • Vegan Shark April 15, 2024 at 1:10 pm #

        No, we hand billions to Israel. Every year. Without fail. For what?

        Tell it, SocDeet!

        The US is $33 trillion and debt and rising over $2 billion a day–but we have money to give Israel, for Israel to carry out its apartheid occupation of Palestine.

        I agree with your point. But I don’t understand using the word “apartheid” in this context. What does an invasion, destruction, and occupation of others’ territory have to do with apartheid (i.e., forced separation of two ethnic groups within a single country)? For that matter, I’m not sure how it applies to Israel’s population itself, for which many people use the word.

        If you think I’m being pedantic, please forgive me. I do applaud your stand here.

      • Beryl of Oyl April 15, 2024 at 2:35 pm #

        It was theirs, but I question the cash on a pallet. No way to tell who got a cut.

      • benr April 15, 2024 at 6:14 pm #

        And it should have been frozen until a regime change was enacted period end of story.
        Iran used it to fund further proxy wars around the region.

        • Grace April 15, 2024 at 7:57 pm #

          ‘And it should have been frozen until a regime change was enacted period end of story.’

          Oh. Here was me thinking you disapproved of US-driven ‘regime change’. But of course, double standards are par for the course with you, though.

          • benr April 15, 2024 at 9:07 pm #

            England and ‘Murica should never have installed the Shah.
            I doubt they could screw up Iran any more than it already is.

        • benr April 16, 2024 at 10:12 am #

          What’s that?
          All you idiots thinking Iran is some noble state.

          Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo inadvertently admitted to Congress on Tuesday that the $6 billion that the Biden administration unfroze for Iran last year in exchange for the return of five American prisoners likely went to fund violent activity.

          During his testimony to the Senate Banking Committee, Adeyemo said:

          Senator, you’re right that in a democracy, money is fungible. But what we’ve seen time and time from the Iranian regime is they failed to feed their people and they put the [Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps] first. Any dollar they have will go towards their violent activity before they deal with their people. That’s partially why almost none of the humanitarian money has been used for humanitarian purposes.

          They don’t care about getting drugs and food for their people. But the difference is that the United States of America has made as a values proposition that we are always willing to provide humanitarian relief for people and that’s what we’ve said is the only purpose for this money. So while in our country, money is fungible in Iran, they’ve proven that any dollar they get that they have direct access to in the country will be used for the IRGC before it’s ever used for their people. Last August, the Biden administration unfroze the funds for Iran in exchange for the Americans, arguing that the money would only go towards humanitarian needs.

          Republicans said that since money was fungible, it would free up other money for Iran to support terrorist proxies in the region.

          Shortly after the Biden administration unfroze those funds, Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas — which is supported by Iran — launched a devastating terrorist attack in southern Israel that killed around 1,200, including many civilian women, children, and elderly. Hamas also kidnapped about 250 and have released fewer than half.

      • Grace April 15, 2024 at 7:55 pm #

        Well said, Soc-Det.

    • hmuller April 15, 2024 at 10:11 am #

      Benr, something doesn’t smell right here. We are to believe Iran launched 300 slow moving drones that had to fly 1000 miles. Easy to pick off. So why launch a toothless attack? Could it be theatre? I’m not so sure Bibi wasn’t complicit in that whole Oct 07 attack.

      The way I see it, we are at war. The world’s governments against the world’s people. They deceive and divide us against one another, they orchestrate war and terrorism. Wake up to who the real enemy is

      • Beryl of Oyl April 15, 2024 at 10:26 am #

        Israel is just a base of operations to them.

      • JohnAZ April 15, 2024 at 10:35 am #

        The number of ways that have been made up by the members of this blog is amazing. It reminds me of the Dems versus Trump debacle, just make up stuff to “get” Israel. Bibi did this, maybe, maybe he did that. No proof of anything, total conjecture to fit the hatred. Bibi did Oct.7 is so ludicrous, it leads the parade.

        BTW, in a Fox report this morning the following was revealed,

        Jordanian forces joined in the wipeout of the Iranian missiles, defending its own skies.

        Saudi Arabia and UAE provided intelligence to Israel about the missile attack that allowed more accurate response,

        United Arab response, my butt. Rapprochement, forget it,
        Abrahamic Accord, maybe just got advanced a notch.

        Iran is being criticized in the UNSC for what it did.

        Sounds like someone just shot themselves in the foot. Or in the head.

        From now on, this is BRICS++ vs. the West, the next response will not come from Israel, but from somewhere in BRICS++. Against not Israel, but the USA.

        C’mon Iran, give us an excuse to be “The Great Satan”.

        • hmuller April 15, 2024 at 11:46 am #

          If the Biden Regime doesn’t qualify as the Great Satan, who does?

          • Paula D April 15, 2024 at 12:28 pm #

            Nice to see you back, hmuller.

      • Socrates-Detroit April 15, 2024 at 10:43 am #

        @hmuller Some people (Alexander Mercouris, on YouTube or the Duran (Duran you must pay) ) contend this “retaliation” was orchestrated, to give Iran a way to “save face” without seeming “escalatory” to the world.

        That aligns with your question/comment.

        We don’t really know how toothless the response was, unless you believe the US and Israeli media are being totally truthful. I do not trust them–they will only tell the truth when it suits them (and in fairness, that’s true of many news entities and their masters).

        Per Mercouris, the Iranians informed “3rd parties” ahead, which informed the US, and thus Israel”.

        Unless you are on the ground in Israel, or in Iran, it’s hard to know. A lot of this is in the media.

        What (I feel) we DO know:

        The Iranian consulate was taken about by a strike (that’s seems to be an accepted fact).

        The Iranians (based on IRANIAN media, irna dot something) “launched xxx missiles and drones at military targets”

        The Israelis (based on ISRAELI media, calcalist do something) “with allies stopped virtually all of them, and a child was wounded”.

        So I believe there was a launch. This allows Iran to say they retaliated and let’s Iran save face in a way that the world (outside the US and Israel) doesn’t see as “escalatory”.

        • Paula D April 15, 2024 at 11:11 am #

          According to Alex, the intermediary is Oman.

        • hmuller April 15, 2024 at 11:13 am #

          That sounds about right. Iran saving face.

          I noted that the child wounded by shrapnel was described as a “Bedouin”. If you’ve followed Israeli ” news releases” over decades, you’ll find they love to point to Arab terrorism that accidentally harms Arabs. Whether these stories are always true – you judge.

          • JohnAZ April 15, 2024 at 11:19 am #

            Iran saving face? As in, continuing to put the “Fear of Allah” into the Middle East, especially Saudi Arabia.

            Paula, the rapprochement is history. According to Fox reports, SA aided Israel with intelligence.

          • Paula D April 15, 2024 at 12:22 pm #

            Well, John, if you’ll recall, the US used Israel to arm Iran in the 80s, although they were supposed to be enemies.

            That was when Oliver North was running a guns-for-drugs operation out of the White House basement, which included handing over weapons to Iran.

            But you believe that the US and Iran have always been enemies?
            And Iran and Israel?

            It seems unlikely to me that SA would give Israel intelligence about what Iran was going to do. But then I look at history, and know that it could be true.

            But what would SA know that Israel didn’t?
            Israel was already informed by the US, UK and Oman what the plans were. Why would they need SA’s help?

            Let’s just wait and see what happens next.

          • Paula D April 15, 2024 at 12:23 pm #

            Also, I have no idea what you mean about putting the fear of Allan into Saudi Arabia.

            Are you seriously saying that Iran bombed Israel to scare SA, and not to avenge the destruction of their embassy?

            Explain your reasoning.

          • Paula D April 15, 2024 at 12:34 pm #

            And remember that the reason the US blew Soleimani to pieces (along with about 6 other people) in 2020, was that he was in Iraq to broker a peace deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

            The US couldn’t have that, so they killed him.
            But China stepped in to continue the process. The US knew better than to blow up a Chinese ambassador.
            But it shows that Iran and SA really wanted to do it.

            Too bad this little kerfuffle has put another dent in the process, isn’t it?
            Nice little rapprochement you have there. Be a shame to see anything happen to it.

          • Paula D April 15, 2024 at 12:39 pm #

            The US did blow up the Chinese embassy in Serbia, killing personnel, back in 1999, but they claimed it was an “accident”.
            “We was using old maps! Honest mistake”.

            China was weak back then, but they are no longer weak. I highly doubt that the US would try to pull that off again.

          • Socrates-Detroit April 15, 2024 at 2:28 pm #

            First, I was NOT going to mention Israel. However, if people here choose to perpetuate half-truths about Israel and the Middle East, I will state the “rest of the story”. Just like JHK states the rest of the story in today’s column (including Judge Marchan’s family links to the Democrats, $93 million in campaign funds…)

            Regarding Iran, if one steps back, and looks at the facts, while I’m still digesting what is said to have happened, and the comments, it appears to me that Iran has won small victory, by proving it can strike Israel directly from Iran.

            Iran did not target Israeli embassies–it target Israeli military installations, so it says. Good optics to the objective observers.

            More importantly, the Israeli, and US, governments have suffered a HUGE defeat.

            I don’t say this because I resent the criminal slaughter and destruction of the Palestinians.

            Before this weekend, the “world” did not know the extent of Iranian capabilities. The intelligence agencies of the US, Israel, Russia, China, France, whatever, may have had an idea. They may even have known.

            But for those of us not in the innermost circle, from the CFN commentariat to bloviating pundits like Fareek Zakaria, Thomas Friedman, Kristian Amanwhore, whatever, we say anything.

            The public perception was “Israel has nukes” and like a less than thoughtful commenter here said, “Tehran may become an ashtray”. (If that happens, expect Tel-Aviv to suffer a similar fate, and perhaps Montgomery, Columbus, Sverdlosk, Wuhan, maybe more…)

            In the WEST especially, but to a considerable extent in Russia, and even to a small extent in China (the internet may be controlled, but has “leaks”), public opinion is a factor. And I think the perception was that Israel has nukes and the upper hand.

            Now, it appears, Iran does not need nukes to reach out and slap Israel. A direct hit on Israeli’s nuclear program at Dimona would unleash a lot of radiation. An indirect hit with a chemical/biological agent on a population center could cause major damage. In a small country, that would be game over, regardless of what the IDF can inflict initially, with no bases to regroups from.

            It also appears that Israel and allies probably expended over $1 billion in expensive anti-missile missiles in their attempt to neutralize less than $50 million worth of Iranian weapons.

            That’s bad news for Israel–and for you, (American) CFNers, because you (we) must now immediately replace the stuff, and we will be paying for it.

            Also, now, thinking Americans should be against a US strike on Iran (the NeoCon and Israeli dream), as Iran has demonstrated its own “Sampson Option”: if the US, or Israel, or anyone for that matter, attacks Iran, Iran could take a page from the ISRAELI playbook and attack Israel. Even with the occupied territories, Israel is not physically large enough to withstand an NBC hit or two.

            So, THIS is the result of Israel’s (thoughtless) provocation: the perceived threat and leverage of a US, or Israeli, strike on Iran, is way down in the major capitals of the world. In my opinion. And their motivation to prevent this is way up–unlike the Palestinians, THIS could metastasize instantly into a hot WW3.

            The big loser here will probably be the Palestinians–who have been, and continue to be, used for the purposes of others.

            Why? Because as the US “asks” Israel to be the “adult” and not respond and risk escalation, if Israel does not escalate, they will want even more “diplomatic cover” and military aid to continue their “war” against the Palestinian people.

            So whatever tiny prospect for a cease-fire may have existed, I think it just got smaller.

          • Paula D April 15, 2024 at 3:18 pm #

            Also, the US keeps a token amount of US military personnel in Iraq and Syria, as human shields.

            Attack Iran, and watch what happens to those sitting ducks.

          • TruthSeeker1986 April 15, 2024 at 5:14 pm #

            @Paula

            Because the U.S. knew if they had of attacked China, that would have been their ass. Seems like to me the U.S. just likes to fuck with nations they believe are weaker than themselves and easier to push around, just like what they do with Japan. They are so afraid of the U.S. ever since that nuclear bomb drop. But then you see the U.S trying to start something with Russia.

        • KappaJoe April 15, 2024 at 8:09 pm #

          Iran:

          1) Probing response to mass drone attack.
          2) Assessing readiness & defenses.
          3) Determining alliances and separating rhetoric from action.
          4) Wasting/depleting very expensive, ground-based defensive gear on much cheaper drones.
          5) Testing the effectiveness of massed drones for all the above even when the enemy is fully informed.

          • hmuller April 16, 2024 at 11:15 am #

            Good points. So there may be more to Iran’s action than screaming and arm flapping for dramatic effect.

      • margot62 April 15, 2024 at 1:25 pm #

        Thank you for bringing some truth and logic to this discussion.

      • abbybwood April 15, 2024 at 2:12 pm #

        According to Alistair Crooke those slow moving drones were mapping the entire area for future strikes. Plus they were old.

        • Paula D April 15, 2024 at 3:19 pm #

          I think EF nailed it. They sent those drones to exhaust Israel’s AD stocks.
          Then they sent the missiles to the military fields.

      • Grace April 15, 2024 at 7:59 pm #

        hmuller – it was pure theatre. Iran HAD to show some level of “harumph!!!” after their embassy was trashed. They even announced afterward that they were “done”. Iran does NOT want this escalated any further.

        • benr April 15, 2024 at 9:10 pm #

          No they would rather continue to chip away using terrorist proxies like all cowards.
          Wrong for them and wrong for us as it always goes wrong.

    • tuco22 April 15, 2024 at 10:37 am #

      Yes, I thought about that as I watched the missiles raining down on Israel on the news.

    • Jarek April 15, 2024 at 12:25 pm #

      Benny thinks social security is the government’s money – HIS money in other words.

      Conservatives are crazed freaks.

  7. hmuller April 15, 2024 at 10:02 am #

    One day I hope to hear 10,000 (or more) high ranking globalists squealing from thier cages in Gitmo. Some more hanging from lamp posts. Nothing is too bad for these enemies of humanity.

    • abbybwood April 15, 2024 at 2:14 pm #

      Well, I read that Klaus Schwab has been hospitalized.

      • Paula D April 15, 2024 at 3:20 pm #

        It’s a good start.

      • hmuller April 16, 2024 at 11:19 am #

        Let’s intubate him. The globalists say it cures what ails you.

  8. Demeter April 15, 2024 at 10:08 am #

    This a comprehensive and detailed summary of events, most of which I never saw in print before. I wish there were footnotes listing where this info came from, for verification for the disbelievers. Verifiable facts are the key to defense.

    • abbybwood April 15, 2024 at 2:25 pm #

      Goes to show you that the cover-up is many times worse than the crime.

      Bill Clinton diddled with Monica in the Oval Office cloakroom, got busted and lied about it while president. Then with Hillary by his side he came clean. But only because her famous blue dress was, ahem, “soiled” with his DNA.

      And Sleepy Joe sexually assaulted one of his office workers while in the Senate and she just “wasn’t believed”. She is hiding out in Russia now due to harassment.

      Blackmail seems to be a huge crime against famous people, especially politicians.

      Jimmy Dore and Co. were trying to figure out a few days ago what made Speaker Johnson do a 180 on major positions. Maybe blackmail did her?

  9. docmartin April 15, 2024 at 10:08 am #

    We’re in a cold civil war. The chances of it getting hot are 50/50 at present.

    • JohnAZ April 15, 2024 at 10:43 am #

      Yep. Doc I saw a You Tube yesterday that was trying to show how well the cities will do if the Urban vs. everywhere else civil war starts.

      People do not listen, when the debacle of Trump in NYC courtroom hit the truckers, they wanted to just cut the place off. Think what will happen if a real Red-Blue war starts. As a former very disgusted Coloradan, you had better watch out as you are enclosed by Red. Ah, no bother, I25 will guarantee you your drugs.

      Hmmm, There is a question. If the USA splits, which side will the cartels join? Or will they just exit stage left. Important question considering they control much of the USA economy and its Federal government.

      • hmuller April 15, 2024 at 11:17 am #

        The CIA is a drug cartel.

        • JohnAZ April 15, 2024 at 11:21 am #

          The entire US government owes allegiance to the cartels. Why do you think they keep getting rich? If a civil war or secession occurs, it will be the people against the government and the gimme people it supports.

          • hmuller April 15, 2024 at 11:27 am #

            Absolutely!

          • hmuller April 15, 2024 at 12:03 pm #

            Although John, it sounds like you’re engaging in that evidence-free speculation you denounce elsewhere.

            I’m not saying Bibi planned Oct 07, but the slow response to it even has many Israeli’s wondering.

          • Beryl of Oyl April 15, 2024 at 2:41 pm #

            h, the response or lack thereof has me wondering, because it did not make sense that they weren’t prepared for SOMETHING to happen on that date, no matter what.

            It also does not make sense that in a country that size this went on for hours.

            It has been six months.

            They had to have done a study of the failures.

            Where is it?

          • Grandpa April 15, 2024 at 10:08 pm #

            the gimme “people” are on “their’ side, only as long as the “gimme” continues. Once they stop, all bets are off.
            And, “they” really do not want what happens when the people are well and truly “done”

    • Ron Anselmo April 17, 2024 at 3:13 am #

      Doc – everything is 50/50 – either it happens, or it doesn’t – that’s 50/50.

  10. Uncle.Al April 15, 2024 at 10:10 am #

    ‘Tis a shame Islam wastes all that matériel on Yahweh. Imagine the better world resulting had it hit New York City. Much higher population density, too – DCF/ROI. Un the UN during full session, save humanity.

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    • JohnAZ April 15, 2024 at 10:44 am #

      Or WAshington, DC? A boon for us here?

  11. Jimpa April 15, 2024 at 10:13 am #

    To regress to the earlier missive by our host, Iran has retaliated for the destruction of their embassy in Syria and the murder of some of its occupants. The retaliation strikes me as more Kabuki theater by Iran as anything else. Iran retaliated with virtually all it’s missiles being destroyed as they must have known would happen. The ball is once again in Israel’s court. Will Israel now retaliate? If so, a big war is in the cards. Is Israel crazy enough retaliate? Maybe, even though the US has told Israel they will not help defend Israel in this if they do so. For some reason, it appears Israel wants war with Iran. Hard to fathom why.

    • jim e April 15, 2024 at 10:30 am #

      Kabuki Theater

      The sensuous character of the dances (and the prostitution of the actors) proved to be too disruptive for the government, which in 1629 banned women from performing. Young boys dressed as women then performed the programs, but this type of Kabuki was suppressed in 1652, again because of concern for morals.

    • BackRowHeckler April 15, 2024 at 10:36 am #

      This incident will be forgot about in a week. Israel wont respond other than register a complaint with the UN.. NYPost reports today that Israelis were flocking to the beaches this weekend for fun in the sun.

      • malthuss April 15, 2024 at 1:02 pm #

        rumor is they have big plans to develop Gaza..the beach, a port etc…BIG plans once they kill the mussies.

    • JohnAZ April 15, 2024 at 10:48 am #

      The drones in Ukraine have helped the Ukes considerably against Russia. And vice versa. Maybe the Iron Dome capability surprised them. Plus fighters from the USA, Europe and Jordan joined in.

    • TruthSeeker1986 April 15, 2024 at 11:09 am #

      @Jimpa

      lol the U.S. saying they won’t help Israel if they attack Iran? BS. They’ll help them. Why? Because Israel owns this country.

      • JohnAZ April 15, 2024 at 11:29 am #

        If Israel owns this country, how come we send them money?

        I would believe that this country’s love of the underdog might be involved here. People do not want to realize that Israel has just gotten stronger since 1948, along with its 26% Arab population.

        The powers of the Middle East, sans Iran, have noticed as one by one they have learned to live with Israel. Jordan, Egypt, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia. No wonder Iran cannot get a ME majority and has to relay on BRICS++ for support.

        • hmuller April 15, 2024 at 11:51 am #

          We send them money, because they rule us and get whatever they want. Geesh John, this isn’t rocket science. Oh yeah, it is about rocket science. LOL

          • abbybwood April 15, 2024 at 2:33 pm #

            Could also be a little bit of that Epstein-style/Mossad blackmail involved?

        • Jarek April 15, 2024 at 12:27 pm #

          My God, the stupidity. It’s called fleecing the sheep.

        • hmuller April 15, 2024 at 12:44 pm #

          John, follow the money; the political donations of dual citizens buys them something. If not, the AIPAC campaign contributions would have stopped flowing long ago.

          How do you feel about certain lobbyists demanding our politicians (even local ones) sign a loyalty oath to Israel or face severe attack.

          I know where you’re coming from, John, I grew up under the same brainwashing regimen.

          • messianicdruid April 15, 2024 at 1:01 pm #

            Tribute – look it up…

          • jim e April 15, 2024 at 1:46 pm #

            HISTORICAL
            payment made periodically by one state or ruler to another, especially as a sign of dependence.

        • Anthea April 15, 2024 at 3:09 pm #

          There are lots of “underdogs” and stateless ethnic groups around, if we wanted to go around doing good to the disadvantaged–to the tune of $3 billion a year. The Kurds are one. Another is the Circassians. And, frankly, about half the people in the US are effectively stateless ethnic groups, as for example white working-class people–who are sadly in need of their own state, and (except for being bombed) are in a situation not unlike that of the Russians in Donetsk and Luhansk.

      • KappaJoe April 15, 2024 at 8:12 pm #

        If Israel is Babylon, we are certainly its Whore.

    • bobfitz03 April 15, 2024 at 11:59 am #

      Someone remind me – how much money is getting rubber stamped in the senate this week for Israel and Ukraine?

      Don’t wanna vote for the Big War payday? No more insider trading for you and good luck with AIPAC this election cycle.

      Forget about derailing this gravy train. Nobody is retaliating against anybody for anything until the check clears and players take their cut.

    • TPTB-USA April 15, 2024 at 1:54 pm #

      “For some reason, it appears Israel wants war with Iran. Hard to fathom why.” ~ Jimpa

      What is Israel’s current objective? Eliminate the threat to its existence.

      They need an excuse to take out Iran’s nuclear.

      Was Iran’s retaliation muted so as not to justify Israel taking out Iran’s nuclear?

      Given the current circumstances, if Israel takes out Iran’s nuclear, will Russia and China come to Iran’s aid?

      • beantownbill. April 15, 2024 at 3:49 pm #

        Good question. At some point, Israel will have to, otherwise its survival is questionable. It’s not the same as nuking the country itself. Iran had conquered Israel before, about 2,500 years ago when it was called Persia.

        • Paula D April 15, 2024 at 7:44 pm #

          If Israel destroys Iran’s nuclear power plants, its survival will not be questionable.

          Its destruction will be inevitable.

          • hmuller April 16, 2024 at 4:18 pm #

            Israel has turned most of the world into it’s enemy. Then it threatens to nuke it’s enemies. This cannot end well.

            Has either side ever considered peace and reconciliation over upping the violence?

        • TPTB-USA April 16, 2024 at 2:07 am #

          Ritter claims that Iran does not have and does not want nuclear weapons. He also claims that 5 Iranian missiles struck their military targets in Israel, demonstrating Iran’s military capability.

          Who is telling the truth, and what are the facts?

          • Night Owl April 16, 2024 at 5:20 pm #

            Well, if Ritter and Assange’s track records are anything to go by, the guys that the US deep state are smearing as pedophiles and perverts are probably the ones telling the truth.#

            Pattern recognition for the win. There is a long list of bold individuals who received the same treatment.

  12. Beryl of Oyl April 15, 2024 at 10:20 am #

    If social media is to be believed, about half the country believes Trump is indicted for patronizing a prostitute, or cheating on his wife; but if you were to ask what “Indictment” is, they wouldn’t know.

    I can guarantee there will be jurors found to believe this, after the fact.

    • JohnAZ April 15, 2024 at 11:31 am #

      Beryl

      Cheating, not cheating? Makes no difference.

      Trump is a political target to these jurors who voted of their judiciary based on that they were going to “Get Trump.

      The Judge and his daughter are active Democrats with her being a big fund raiser.

      This trial is a debacle.

      • astronomer April 15, 2024 at 2:57 pm #

        Kangaroo court is more like it.

      • Grace April 15, 2024 at 8:12 pm #

        This is good example of the problem with American judiciary being elected – they have to identify as one party or the other. In this case, JohnAZ et al will simply say the verdict is partisan because the judge has this background and is therefore untrustworthy. However, if he was a GOP judge, JohnAZ would be perfectly happy with the verdict.

        The problem is that the decision as to guilt or innocence will be down to the JURY, John. Have you no trust in any institution any more?

    • Jarek April 15, 2024 at 7:16 pm #

      Just as you don’t know what impeach is supposed to mean.

  13. Jimpa April 15, 2024 at 10:26 am #

    As far as the Stormy Daniel’s thing, I think this one, as opposed to the other cases, will hurt Trump with the electorate. A President previously cavorting with prostitutes is unseemly at best. Having that thrown in people’s faces can’t be helpful to Trump.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 15, 2024 at 10:29 am #

      His supporters made peace with his more unsavory behavior a long time ago.

      • JohnAZ April 15, 2024 at 10:50 am #

        2016, it was all in view.

    • hmuller April 15, 2024 at 11:21 am #

      Biden molesting his teenage daughter Ashley in the shower is more unsavory in my opinion.

      Yet, the only ones punished for that were the people who found Ashley’s diary.

      • JohnAZ April 15, 2024 at 11:36 am #

        The Ladies do not want, ever, to address the fact that:

        Why were all these contacts happening, why were they with Trump in the first place?

        Only suckers could believe that a woman could “bump” into Trump outside a store then be “raped” by him in a dressing room 20 minutes later.

        Cogitate on that for a moment, how absurd does that sound. Where were the screams?

        What a con job by a very willing woman.

        • hmuller April 15, 2024 at 11:54 am #

          She should stick to the changing booth at WalMart. No one has ever come after me.

      • Jarek April 15, 2024 at 12:30 pm #

        Hypocrisy is first nature to women in the fallen state they share with men. Women seem to have fallen a bit further….

    • loosethedogs April 15, 2024 at 12:06 pm #

      Jimpa: “Shirley you jest” (with credit to Leslie Nielsen) “Don’t call me Shirley”…

    • Organist1022 April 16, 2024 at 2:10 pm #

      You’re another one that needs a new act.

  14. BackRowHeckler April 15, 2024 at 10:31 am #

    What happened to the Tara Reid accusations of SA against President Biden? The entire story seems to have disappeared down the memory hole. It appears ‘Justice’ works only one way.

    • tuco22 April 15, 2024 at 10:39 am #

      Well, yes, here it does.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 15, 2024 at 10:57 am #

      That whole “#MeToo” movement that Mia Farrow’s kid was promoting seemed to fade away after that.

      He never to my knowledge mentioned Tara.

      Tara is over in Russia or something weird like that.

      • hmuller April 15, 2024 at 11:25 am #

        Mia, Woody, and Sooni. The Democrat’s picture post card of family values.

    • abbybwood April 15, 2024 at 2:37 pm #

      She has moved to Russia. For protection. Just like Snowden.

  15. Opie April 15, 2024 at 10:31 am #

    The easy to pick off drones are likely at the behest of China/Russian coalitions intelligence in order to gather info on the best way to attack when/if it becomes necessary.

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    • JohnAZ April 15, 2024 at 10:51 am #

      Drones have been used in Ukraine successfully.

      I wonder what the difference is?

      • Qwibqwib April 16, 2024 at 1:29 am #

        Iranian Objectives of the attack:
        1)Deplete stocks of AA missiles
        2)determine locations of and time taken to reload
        3)Attrition warfare ie: It cost Israel $550mm to intercept, while ~170 drones cost Iran only $193,000
        4)Iran warned Israel 1 week before the attack and Israel still had to summon help from allies.

        120 ballistic missiles, 170 drones, 30 cruise missiles

  16. Mister Roboto April 15, 2024 at 10:44 am #

    The first paragraph is absolutely true. For a lifelong bachelor, probably one of the few nice things about growing old and fugly, is that you finally get to tell yourself you can stop chasing down the street after sexual opportunities that were likely very few and far between when you were young!

  17. anmariwakaranai April 15, 2024 at 10:46 am #

    For a comprehensive overview of the Iranian retaliation read Simplicius on Substack.

    I skipped all the missile descriptors and read the bottom half, the Israeli editorial….

    Simplicius76.substack.com

    • Socrates-Detroit April 15, 2024 at 12:28 pm #

      @anmariwakaranai

      Very interesting article, thanks for posting. Sounds well-thought out, logical, plausible. Good reading for skeptics (like me).

      • anmariwakaranai April 15, 2024 at 1:14 pm #

        U r welcome soc. 😉

  18. teddyboy46 April 15, 2024 at 10:49 am #

    That is a very good point. Once you have made the decision to lie. The reason your lying does not matter. What matters is whether the lie is believable or not.

    • JohnAZ April 15, 2024 at 10:57 am #

      Also, when you tell the truth, you say it once.

      When you lie, you are condemned to just keep lying over and over trying to cover it up.

      That in a sentence is the identity of the DNC and the Biden administration.

      Remember what Trump was always criticized for, mostly being open with he press and telling the truth, even if it hurt,

      The DNC made him a target because he attacked their main mechanism, lie to the people and lie upon lie upon lie. BTW, the press loves the lie, lie lie agenda, much more meat for them. I think Trump bored them.

  19. Paula D April 15, 2024 at 11:07 am #

    My husband and I were talking about the propensity of the younger generation to announce their sexual proclivities to the world, and to think that the world should be not just interested, but deferential.

    Ewwww, I don’t want to know that, just get a room.

    Except it turns out that the younger generation doesn’t actually engage in sex, they spend their time figuring out weirder and weirder labels for themselves.

    Crazy people have been like that for a while, I noticed while working the ER.
    They collected diagnoses, and strung them together like rosaries.
    Every time they did a stint in a mental hospital, some (crazy) psychiatrist would give them a new label, and they wore it like badges of honor, from then on.
    “Yes, I am bipolar and schizoid affective and have PTSD and oppositional disorder.”, said proudly.

    And now Gen Z does the same thing with sexual dysfunctions, and it is as annoying as hell.

    Anyway, thanks for laying out the evidence, JHK. I had tended to believe that Trump did pay off an ex-lover, although I couldn’t understand why he would cheat on Melania.
    But now I know they made the whole thing up, which makes more sense.

    • JohnAZ April 15, 2024 at 11:38 am #

      He didn’t cheat on Melania, this was thirty years ago.

      • abbybwood April 15, 2024 at 2:40 pm #

        My understanding is that Trump started his tryst with Stormy after Melania gave birth to Barron. That would be 18 years ago, not 30.

    • OG April 15, 2024 at 11:49 am #

      I couldn’t understand why [Trump] would cheat on Melania.

      Answer: Balls

    • Jarek April 15, 2024 at 12:35 pm #

      Men are not naturally monogamous, but only through virtue and effort. Same goes for women. They are less likely to engage in casual sex, but more likely to engage in divorce and serial monogamy.

      • hmuller April 15, 2024 at 12:55 pm #

        Women want a man with enough power and wealth to protect them and their offspring from the world and all its dangers.

        At least that’s my explanation for old, fat, rich guys getting the trophy wives.

        • Jarek April 15, 2024 at 1:19 pm #

          Good, muller. And they are always on the look out for a better deal. More than men? Of course! One sex advances on their own power and one by means of the other. Women are the latter and their behavior reflects that.

          • Anthea April 15, 2024 at 3:25 pm #

            I don’t know anybody like that–and you don’t know anybody at all.

          • benr April 15, 2024 at 6:21 pm #

            @ant

            I am going to agree with you on this.

          • GreenAlba April 15, 2024 at 8:33 pm #

            “And they are always on the look out for a better deal. More than men? Of course!”

            Men exchanging their wife for a younger model, since the dawn of civilisation, is one of them there conspiracy theory thingies.

          • Ron Anselmo April 16, 2024 at 1:11 am #

            @GA

            I had a baseball coach in high school that swore that when his wife turned 40, he was going to trade her in for two 20’s.

          • hmuller April 16, 2024 at 9:30 am #

            Ron, your coach had high hopes. But I’m not sure he was high enough in the food chain to make it happen.

          • Ron Anselmo April 17, 2024 at 5:01 pm #

            H – he may have meant two high school senior coeds. One would hope not, but you never know.

    • River April 15, 2024 at 5:37 pm #

      Yes, too many people these days seem to revel in labeling themselves victims. Of course, the military grade indoctrination makes it an ‘in’ thing to be weak and needy; Deep State succeeds when so many are completely immersed in themselves instead of paying attention to and caring about what’s happening in the world.

  20. JohnAZ April 15, 2024 at 11:08 am #

    Activists in Chicago calling out for “Death to America”.

    Assimilation my butt, these people are here to take over.

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    • malthuss April 15, 2024 at 11:27 am #

      Indeed, it is called ‘invasion’.

      meanwhile does anyone listen to a utuber called full Spectrum Survival.

      377K subscribers? is he too gloomy?

      • River April 15, 2024 at 5:43 pm #

        I’m pretty sure that someone here recommended Fernando Aguirre’s book ‘Surviving the Economic Collapse,’ about his first-hand experiences when Argentina’s economy collapsed in 2001. – Lots of good info there, too.

  21. sadlycdn April 15, 2024 at 11:12 am #

    Stopping Trump and stopping Isreal ….both seem to be not about the facts but all about the narrative

    • malthuss April 15, 2024 at 11:28 am #

      stopping IsrEal???

      • KappaJoe April 15, 2024 at 8:33 pm #

        Is – Isis, Egyptian wife of Osiris, mother of Horus
        Ra – Egyptian sun god
        El – singular of Elohim, the Old Testament god/gods, root from which the term “elite” derives.

        Israel – Egyptian elites, or what once were Egyptian elites or once considered themselves Egyptian elites.

  22. sadlycdn April 15, 2024 at 11:34 am #

    Putting the felon tag on Trump is imperative for the blob….once they have that just watch the blitzkrieg…..everything will begin with…….”Convicted Felon “….

  23. hmuller April 15, 2024 at 12:06 pm #

    O J Simpson is dead. Good thing, bad thing? Any thoughts?

    • Jarek April 15, 2024 at 12:40 pm #

      Kudos to Mr Goldman for always keeping the pressure on. Mr Goldman sued OJ for damages and was able to get some of his trophies. He filmed himself taking a sledge hammer to one of them.

      OJ was finally convicted for breaking into a hotel room with some thugs in order to retrieve some trophies. Was Goldman indirectly responsible for this? Not sure.

      His son was butchered by the Beast along with Nicole Simpson.

      • hmuller April 15, 2024 at 12:48 pm #

        Jarek speaking kindly of a Jew!? I hope OJ took his snow shovel, because hell just froze over.

        • malthuss April 15, 2024 at 1:04 pm #

          buddists mention cold hells that are worse than hot hells.

          • Soul Forensics April 15, 2024 at 4:05 pm #

            In Dante’s The Divine Comedy, the lowest, most feared circle of Hell, is the realm of ice, where the most evil go.

          • Soul Forensics April 15, 2024 at 5:05 pm #

            “Hell is empty,
            And all the devils are here.”

            Ariel, from Shakespeare’s The Tempest

        • Jarek April 15, 2024 at 1:10 pm #

          The Soviet Union put “anti-Semites” to death. Would you like to see the United States move in this direction? What about anti-Gentiles? That’s not a thing? Why not?

          • hmuller April 15, 2024 at 1:24 pm #

            I forgot how much trouble you have recognizing a joke, Jarek.

          • Jarek April 15, 2024 at 1:40 pm #

            No, I’m responding in a way that interests me. You gave me an honest response above, how about another one?

            Americans are obsessed with jokes and light entertainment. Read Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death.

            I can be serious and humorous at the same time. The Irish excel at it:

            Two IRA men were waiting in the rain outside of a castle of a pro-British official to assassinate him. After hours, one of them said, Looks like he’s not coming out today. The other one replied, I hope he’s alright.

            Ancient Persian saying: Never trust a man who never laughs or who never stops laughing.

          • Paula D April 15, 2024 at 3:26 pm #

            You made me laugh out loud with that OJ joke, hmuller.
            Like I said, I’m glad you back.

    • OG April 15, 2024 at 1:11 pm #

      O J Simpson is dead. … Any thoughts?

      There sure is a lot of cancer lately.

      • Beryl of Oyl April 15, 2024 at 4:39 pm #

        I thought it was a shame we were going to have to hear people on TV pretending they didn’t know what happened, again.

        • hmuller April 16, 2024 at 9:35 am #

          I found it disturbing how many black people supported O.J., even though they think he did it.

          It would be like me saying (which I never would),

          “I support Jeffrey Dahmer because he only ate gay men of color. And frankly, who needs them?”

          • Organist1022 April 16, 2024 at 2:21 pm #

            I’ll never forget the short clip of the Howard University law students jumping up and down and cheering when he got off.

            There’s no changing the mindset and behavior. Not to say that some blacks aren’t waking up to the shitshow – but an overall trend? Nope.

  24. beantownbill. April 15, 2024 at 12:25 pm #

    As you know, I have repeatedly stated I haven’t voted since 1968.

    I am so disgusted with Democrats I may just vote for the felon Trump in November even though I don’t really want to.The level of hypocrisy being displayed is so off the charts it makes me ill. I’m really having a hard time dealing with this.

    Right now I’m arguing with myself. The BTB little demon sitting on my right shoulder shouting “don’t vote, don’t vote, the stupid American public deserves what they get “, is yelling at the little BTB angel sitting on my left who is saying, “vote for Trump and help try to save what’s left of our country.” To date, I haven’t decided, but I’m wavering.

    • hmuller April 15, 2024 at 12:50 pm #

      Shouldn’t the good angel be on the right shoulder?

      • beantownbill. April 15, 2024 at 3:38 pm #

        I knew someone would say that. I’m a lefty (hand-wise, not political-wise).

        • hmuller April 16, 2024 at 9:37 am #

          Ah yes, Tribe of Benjamin.

      • Grace April 15, 2024 at 8:19 pm #

        It is.

    • OG April 15, 2024 at 1:05 pm #

      Who did you vote for in ’68, Bill?

      I last voted in 1993 for Prime Minister Jean Chretien.

      Then I heard, “Don’t vote. It only encourages them.” and I was like, “Ya!”

      • beantownbill. April 15, 2024 at 3:35 pm #

        I was young. I voted for Hubert Humphrey.

        • hmuller April 16, 2024 at 1:08 pm #

          Hubert Hornblower Humphrey. Jimmy Carter once called him something like that.

          • SpeedyBB April 18, 2024 at 8:04 am #

            The joke going around the University of Texas in late 1963 was that the first official act of newly-inaugurated Vice President Hubert Humphrey was to invite President Johnson to accompany him on a motorcade through downtown Minneapolis.

  25. OG April 15, 2024 at 1:01 pm #

    Iran counter-attacked Israel less than two full days ago. I thought that this morning our host might discuss this significant development as we seemingly march towards World War III – the war to end all wars. Armageddon.

    On the other hand, today’s essay was yet another fine, detailed reporting of the United States morphing into a slithering reptile. Thank God Jim’s work documents what happened while it was happening. If mankind is so ever again blessed with freedom of thought and expression, Jim will be a major source for historians studying our time.

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  26. Jarek April 15, 2024 at 1:17 pm #

    RT, commentary by Anglin

    US President Joe Biden bears part of the blame for Iran’s massive drone and missile strike on Israel on Saturday, former US president and current Republican frontrunner for the November race Donald Trump has claimed. The GOP firebrand suggested that a lack of leadership on the part of the Democratic incumbent has emboldened Tehran.

    Late on Saturday, Iran launched several waves of missiles and kamikaze drones at Israel. Tehran explained that the strikes were retaliation for the “Zionist regime’s numerous crimes, including the attack on the consular section of Iran’s Embassy in Damascus.”

    What was believed to be an Israeli airstrike destroyed Iran’s consulate in Damascus, Syria on April 1, killing seven officers of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force, including two high-ranking generals.

    Addressing supporters in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania on Saturday, Trump said that the Iranian strikes took place “because we show great weakness.”

    “The weakness that we’ve shown, it’s unbelievable, and it would not have happened if we were in office,” he suggested.

    He concluded by reiterating his “absolute support” for Israel.

    Well that’s just great.

    (I’m being sarcastic.)

    Trump has also posted several similar messages on his Truth Social platform, such as one saying: “This should never have been allowed to happen – This would NEVER have happened if I were President!”

    His Truth Social account appears to be run by AI.

    But okay. I don’t care.

    Trump has previously accused his Democratic rival of not being assertive enough globally and has repeatedly alleged that Biden is unfit for office.

    An unabashed supporter of Israel, Trump during his time in office recognized Syria’s Golan Heights, which have been occupied for decades, as Israeli territory. He also officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moved the US embassy there from Tel Aviv in 2018.

    Speaking on Wednesday in Atlanta, he told reporters that President Biden had “abandoned Israel.”

    That’s so retarded.

    The weapons just keep on flowing, and Biden says they cannot ever stop.

    He’s also said he’ll commit the US to a war with Iran if Israel starts such a war.

    The idea that Trump is claiming he would somehow be even more pro-Jewish than Biden is unfathomable.

    But hey – he might be able to “win” the election on this message.

    The election is fake, but the people who pick the candidates might prefer Trump at this point.

    He’s not even against the Ukraine war anymore, and he’s pro-abortion.

    It’s really exhausting.

    Jarek: Iran had to respond or be seen as a paper tiger. So they did, showing Israel and Global Zionism what they could do. And measuring Israel’s responses.

    They held their greater weapons in reserve. Just draining Zion’s resources with cheap, old drones just as the Houthis do.

    As for Trump, Israelis prefer him. American Jews prefer Biden. But in this time of war, might they not want to get White American on board – you know, the guys who used to make up the military? Are we going to see a huge shift for Trump?

    Trump isn’t pro-White or Christian, but he is pro-War and pro-Israel. Should we vote for him?

    • tucsonspur April 15, 2024 at 3:50 pm #

      Like Trump, it’s a no-brainer!

    • elysianfield April 15, 2024 at 4:32 pm #

      Jarek,
      Do you enjoy music of the Liturgy?

      My big Sharp TV just died. So off th Wallyworld for a new one. Bought a 50″ (much smaller, but JUST able to get it into my car), got it home and set it up. It would not support Iheart radio, which was my music channel.

      Sooo, I signed up with Spotify. As good as Iheart, and better in some ways. They have any genre of music you might fancy…bllues, folk, country, R&B Music of the Liturgy…thousands of of albums. I am currently listening to Gregorian Chants.

      Party like it is 1300….

      • Jarek April 17, 2024 at 2:14 pm #

        What are you getting at? You need a huge TV for what? Big Brother and Sister getting it on together?

        Thanks for the Spotify info. But I hate music. It inflames the passions and make one like what one should hate or vice versa.

        I guess this is one reason to keep with big cars, so as to be able to fit big TV’s into.

    • TruthSeeker1986 April 15, 2024 at 5:31 pm #

      @Jarek

      Just sounds like we are screwed regardless who we end up stuck with, but it’s too late to be talking about “white soldiers” anyway, you have too many non-whites in America. But Trump being Pro-War and Pro-Israel is exactly why I hate this sack of shit. Yet I’ll probably get accused of being a Biden supporter despite the fact I hate his old dried up ass just as much. Trump makes me sick with all of his constant “this wouldn’t happen if I were in office, everybody fears me!” Nobody fears you, shut the fuck up already with all that nonsense about what you can prevent and stop. You can barely even stop the Demos from wrecking your lying ass.

      • benr April 15, 2024 at 6:24 pm #

        Trump pro war?
        Enough already you seriously have zero clue.

        What war did Trump start in his four year term!

        Trump was one of the few saying no to the Iraq war before it was fashionable.

        • Grace April 15, 2024 at 8:21 pm #

          Yeah…Trump is a pussy.

          • Organist1022 April 16, 2024 at 2:23 pm #

            As I said before, get a new act.

  27. Jarek April 15, 2024 at 1:35 pm #

    https://bigcountryexpat.com/index.php/2024/04/15/the-after-action-report-or-more-lies-the-zionist-spread/

    Sounds like it’s on like Donkey Kong. Douglas MacGregor says the Israelis have decided to attack.

    Israel is playing checkers. Iran is playing chess. They must know that to win they’re going to have to use their nuclear weapons. So they will unless America says NO. But since we are controlled by them, we won’t/can’t.

    • Anthea April 15, 2024 at 3:36 pm #

      Do you have a link on Col. Macgregor saying Israel has decided to attack? I can’t find anything to that effect.

      • Paula D April 16, 2024 at 11:34 am #

        They are supposed to decide today.

        • Paula D April 16, 2024 at 5:21 pm #

          I put a report below.

  28. Roundball Shaman April 15, 2024 at 1:49 pm #

    “‘ Joe Biden’… unleashes the dogs of lawfare on former president Trump… Each count for which Trump is convicted could result in a prison sentence of up to four years, to be served consecutively, meaning 136 years in jail… Donald Trump will be the first US president indicted on criminal charges.”

    In the old TV Westerns of the 1950s and 60s there was a common theme in many episodes. A group of dirty ruffians took a dislike to some guy and all they could think of was to quickly grab a rope off their horse… find the closest nice big tree and convenient branch… and have their vengeful way with the poor sap who would quickly literally be… left hanging. And the dirty filthy ruffians who never had a ounce of caring about such silly things as real trials and honest fairness were always quite satisfied with themselves as they set out to find their next helpless victim and do this all over again. For them, death and vengeance was fun and a reason for living.

    What today’s Lush Lunatic Left and an obedient and vicious group of bullies within United States Incorporated’s Deep Dark State Institutions are doing is just a replay of those dirty, dusty, smelly and vengeful ruffians of the Old West. They just want to leave a man they have long branded as the Devil ‘hanging’ on some tree of phony justice in the dark empty shadow of what once was an American legal system that once at least had some semblance of fairness in some corners. A rope necklace to satisfy blood lust… pure and simple.

    Trump is not a savior. Trump is not exactly the nicest guy you would will ever come across. But Trump is not the Devil either, despite an nonstop US Inc. State Media campaign of dragging this man’s name and reputation in the dirt for the past 8 years.

    Trump has a hint of an essential allegiance to a form of America that used to exist but is now held in utter contempt and hatred by those many now actively working to destroy the true America and real Americans and all bedrock Constitutional ideas and structures. And They don’t even try to hide this in the least. Just a couple seconds of exposure to the stench of American State Media proves that.

    These rogues and ruffians within and outside the ‘Legal’ (?!) System simply hate America in all its forms. And Trump serves as a convenient avatar for them to focus their raw and savage hatred and quest for blood lust.

    Remember when Trump said that ‘They’ (the bully savages) aren’t coming for him, but for YOU (Americans)? Well, whether you like Trump or not… the man is right. They ARE coming for Americans and looking to stamp you out every place they can find a real American. Not only has Trump been branded the Devil, but honest Americans who believe in real American values are devils as well set for erasure.

    So it would be wise to do two things in our current Days of Dark State Justice Rage. Watch how the Savage Left and its functionaries treats Trump in their numerous kangaroo court trials. And know what this treatment says about your own future.

    And second… best to stay away from any tall trees you might be near. There are plenty of dirty or cleanly-robed ruffians living for blood lust within your vicinity all day long with ropes (and robes) at the ready as they drool with hatred ready to hang you up as Their latest trophy to demonstrate their omnipresent Power of Hate.

    Their hatred of all things… American.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 15, 2024 at 4:05 pm #

      Renato Moicano loves America.

      “I’m a huge advocate of the First Amendment, and of course, I want the $300k bonus, but they not going to give me because somebody says this is f*cking Disney, you cannot curse…so I’m not going to do my speech, but first off all I love America, I love the constitution, I love the first amendment, I want to f*cking carry all the f*cking guns, I love private property, If you care about your f*cking country, read Ludwig von Mises and the six lessons of the Austrian economic school, motherf*cker.”

      breitbart.com/sports/2024/04/14/watch-ufcs-renato-moicano-goes-on-epic-pro-america-rant-after-big-win/

    • tucsonspur April 15, 2024 at 4:42 pm #

      ‘Trump has a hint of an essential allegiance to a form of America that used to exist but is now held in utter….’

      I think that it’s more than a hint, RS. Yes, he is right, ‘coming for you.’

  29. astronomer April 15, 2024 at 3:06 pm #

    This kind of kangaroo court proceeding, little more than a rerun of the Stalin show trials, will serve to galvanize Trump supporters and probably bring more into his camp. So what is going to happen if Trump gets elected and is still being hounded by janky charges dreamed up by those who want him out of the picture at all costs? I fear this will be the power keg that ignites a civil war of some sort. Any attemp to use lawfare to keep Trump out of the White House if elected will trigger a constituional crisis at the very least, and more likely, a lot of violence.

    • JohnAZ April 15, 2024 at 3:38 pm #

      Agreed. But what to do?

      Last thing is to divide up things and make them more violent by taking sides on the Israel situation.

      The Jews will take care of themselves.

      To stop the violence, let the nation cleave itself. The bastards in DC are not a solution, they are the cause.

    • Q. Shtik April 15, 2024 at 5:11 pm #

      powder

  30. JohnAZ April 15, 2024 at 3:31 pm #

    Watching everything going on, I am believing that the USA MAGA population is under attack by global forces, WEF, BRICS++, China and Taiwan, Russia, Russia, Russia, all players in this edition of King of the Mountain. Michigan and Chicago Muslims celebrating the Iranian attack, and calling out for “Death to America.” China invading the US through the southern border, Russia, Russia Russia getting us to support the losing proposition Ukraine and burning up our weapons capital. Climate changers getting us to give up our natural resources advantage. BLM working to stop the cops and allow crime to proliferate.

    The country IS dissolving from within stimulated by its own government. The Israeli conflict is accelerating the division. BRICS++ is winning globally. I wonder which faction inside this country is going to lead the rebellion.

    BLM?, CAIR?, MAGA?, La Raza?,

    Do you not see what is going on? This blog is a microcosm of the divisions of the country. When the divisions get beyond a critical point, poof, there goes us.

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    • OG April 15, 2024 at 3:36 pm #

      Russia, Russia Russia getting us to support the losing proposition Ukraine and burning up our weapons capital.

      No. Russia was simply straightening out its own backyard. The rest, you did all on your own.

      It’s time to man up and take responsibility for what you have done, JAZ. For the mess that you have made.

      The world does not owe you a debt of gratitude for you fucking up the world. D’uh!

      • JohnAZ April 15, 2024 at 3:45 pm #

        One day, OG, this blog will realize that you are a greater opponent of America than Russia ever thought of being. And from a country that has always been totally dependent on this one.

        Yes, the government has become very corrupt and has made huge mistakes in foreign affairs. Nothing, though, compared to the other powers around the world.

        I would hate to have seen what would have happened to the world after WW2 without the leadership of the UK-USA alliance.

        The time to choose sides is approaching rapidly. You and I will be on opposing sides.

        • OG April 15, 2024 at 4:18 pm #

          That is not so, JAZ. I am a hard-ass coach getting the most out of my players with the goal of winning the championship. I understand that improving our weaknesses by analyzing our mistakes is not abuse. Rather, it is the path to improvement with the championship being the end goal.

          You, on the other hand, are a cheerleader. Cheerleaders are cute but hard-ass coaches win championships.

          I am a geopolitical analyst. I face the truth even if looking in the mirror is disturbing. [Canada is irrelevant. Think: Canada is USA & UK’s child. That is, Canada will go along with whatever Mom & Dad say. Canada has no other choice.]

          The USA have admittedly fucked up earth … and you think earth owes you thanks for that! Tragically, your head remains firmly crammed up your butt.

          “U-S-A! U-S-A!”

          ***
          Regardless of our opposite opinions on the USA’s responsibility for their admitted fucking up of our planet, I believe that we are both Christians, JAZ, and that we will both be on the right side when He returns to judge the living and the dead.

          • benr April 15, 2024 at 6:25 pm #

            You’re not a hard ass anything OG.

          • OG April 15, 2024 at 9:27 pm #

            That is not true, ben. I played competitive hockey twice/week all winter.

          • King of Comedy April 16, 2024 at 12:32 am #

            I think someone is confusing “hard-ass” with “hard-on in the ass”. After all, that someone is from Canada, land of queens, the pimple on the scrotum of the US.

          • Soul Forensics April 16, 2024 at 1:24 am #

            “After all, that someone is from Canada, land of queens, the pimple on the scrotum of the US.” — KOC

            More creative ‘facts’ from KOC.

            Trans and non-binaries make up 0.33% of the total population.

            In the U.S., trans make up 1.03% of the total population. (From the U.S. census bureau.)

        • GreenAlba April 15, 2024 at 6:46 pm #

          “I would hate to have seen what would have happened to the world after WW2 without the leadership of the UK-USA alliance.”

          The UK-USA alliance promoted Hitler and Mussolini. So they were just cleaning up their own mess. They also deliberately prolonged WWI (which led inevitably to WWII), WWI having been deliberately contrived, in the first place, by a group of men within the British deep state.

          amazon.co.uk/Hidden-History-Secret-Origins-First/dp/1780576307/ref=sr_1_1

          amazon.co.uk/Prolonging-Agony-Anglo-American-Three-Half/dp/1634241568/ref=sr_1_3

          The UK-USA alliance is also behind the war in Ukraine, and a bunch of previous wars in the Middle East. The UK-USA alliance is not a force for good.

          The UK-USA alliance enforces punitive sanctions on Syria for a war said alliance created, while the US still occupies part of Syria and is stealing its oil and wheat. The US is supposedly there to fight ISIS, which is actually a US proxy. In fact they are ferrying ISIS personnel around to where they need to go, like a taxi service.

          Not to mention that we are still waiting to see sanctions imposed on the UK-USA alliance for its illegal invasion of Iraq. Tony Blair, the war criminal, was made a Knight of the Garter for services to said alliance.

          • Paula D April 15, 2024 at 7:52 pm #

            Preach, Sister GA.

          • hmuller April 16, 2024 at 9:45 am #

            ISIS “terrorists” have been found to carry Israeli Army issued medical and food kits. Their severely wounded are flown to Israel for treatment

            And the MSM still tells us they are the enemy. WTF? But most people don’t know Osama bin Laden was on the CIA/Mossad payroll for years. (Maybe to the end?!)

            All the world’s a stage.

          • GreenAlba April 16, 2024 at 10:19 am #

            “All the world’s a stage.”

            No truer words, HM.

          • Jarek April 16, 2024 at 12:32 pm #

            Yeah, it’s all White Anglo Saxons, not Jews and Rothschilds. They control the Pyramid, with the Order of the Garter at the very top. Those Lizards are White, get it?

            Classic Leftist Conspiracy Theory that lets them keep hating their own people. That’s essential for them.

          • GreenAlba April 16, 2024 at 12:56 pm #

            Read the books and get back to me. Until then you’re just bloviating.

            BTW, re White Anglo-Saxons, not sure what other colours you think they come in.

    • TPTB-USA April 15, 2024 at 5:49 pm #

      ” I wonder which faction inside this country is going to lead the rebellion.” ~ JohnAZ

      I view the factions like the Red Guard that Xi Van Fleet describes, where ultimately they may fight each other. Then the question will be, who will be in charge? Xi? 2030? WEF?

      I would suggest that the majority of US factions are funded by Soror:

      “Both the Living Wage and Voting Rights movements depend heavily on financial support from George Soros‘s Open Society Institute and his “Shadow Party,” through whose support the Cloward-Piven strategy continues to provide a blueprint for some of the Left’s most ambitious campaigns to overload, and cause the collapse of, various American institutions. Leftists such as Barack Obama euphemistically refer to this collapse as a “fundamental transformation,” on the theory that society can only be improved by destroying the deeply flawed existing order and replacing it with what they view as a better alternative.

      Cloward & Piven Strategy on Steroids
      daveschultz.com/2021/07/cloward-piven-strategy-on-steroids/

      ****

      “7) MoveOn.org: This California-based entity was the only one of the Shadow Party’s core groups that was not a new startup operation. Launched in September 1998, MoveOn was a Web-based political network that organized online activists around specific issues, raised money for Democratic candidates, generated political ads, and was very effective at recruiting young people to support Democrats.[55] In November 2003, Soros pledged to give MoveOn $5 million to help its cause.[56]

      According to Ellen Malcolm of America Coming Together (ACT), the financial commitment which Soros made to these Shadow Party groups in 2003 “was a signal to potential donors that he had looked at what was going on and that this was pretty exciting, and that he was going to stand behind it, and it was the real deal.”[57] As Byron York observed, “After Soros signed on, contributions started pouring in.” ACT and the Media Fund alone took in some $200 million, including $20 million from Soros alone. This type of money was unprecedented in American politics.[58]

      Harold Ickes, who had served as White House deputy chief of staff in the Clinton White House, had a hand in creating every Shadow Party core group except MoveOn. He was also entrusted with the vital task of making these organizations function as a cohesive entity. In 2004, Democratic strategist Harold Wolfson suggested that outside of the official campaign of presidential candidate John Kerry, Ickes “is the most important person in the Democratic Party today.”[59]

      In addition to its seven core members, the Shadow Party also came to include at least another 30 well-established leftwing activist groups and labor unions that participated in the America Votes coalition. Among the better-known of these were ACORN; the AFL-CIO; the AFSCME; the American Federation of Teachers; the Association of Trial Lawyers of America; the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund; EMILY’s List; the Human Rights Campaign; the League of Conservation Voters; the NAACP; NARAL Pro-Choice America; the National Education Association; People for the American Way; Planned Parenthood; the Service Employees International Union; and the Sierra Club.[60]”

      Shadow Party (SP)
      discoverthenetworks.org/organizations/shadow-party-sp/

      • TPTB-USA April 16, 2024 at 1:07 am #

        “Cloward and Piven Shift Their Focus from Welfare Rights to Voting Rights”, and now, I would suggest, from Voting Rights to Election Interference, Lawfare, and other Nonsense.

        “After the welfare-rights movement had run its course by the mid-1970s, Cloward and Piven never again revealed their intentions as candidly as they had in their 1966 article. Even so, their activism in subsequent years continued to rely on the tactic of overloading the system. When the public caught on to their welfare scheme, Cloward and Piven simply moved on, applying pressure to other sectors of the bureaucracy, wherever they detected weakness.”

        • TPTB-USA April 16, 2024 at 11:21 am #

          Who is Binaifer Nowrojee? The Incoming President of Open Society Foundations

          armstrongeconomics.com/armstrongeconomics101/deep-state/who-is-binaifer-nowrojee-the-incoming-president-of-open-society-foundations/

          “Alex Soros has already directed the foundation to begin honing in on America opposed to Europe, as they have their fingers in the European Union, but America has yet to be tamed. Civil unrest is growing as Biden has lost all but 8% of supporters and cannot even hold a fundraiser on his own without roping in two former presidents. Will Binaifer follow in her father’s footsteps and look to overturn an election?”

    • TPTB-USA April 18, 2024 at 12:12 am #

      Black Lives Matter (BLM)

      “BLM’s Updated Demands & Agendas

      On August 1, 2016, BLM, under the name “Movement for Black Lives,” issued a major Statement articulating its updated policy agendas and demands. Titled “A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom and Justice,” the Statement consisted of 6 core demands and 38 policy priorities. Notably, those demands and priorities are mostly indistinguishable from those of the Democratic Party’s official platform.”

      “Alinsky also exhorted activists and political radicals to be entirely unpredictable and unmistakably willing – for the sake of their cause – to cause the government, or the society at large, to descend into chaos and anarchy. They must be prepared, Alinsky explained, to “go into a state of complete confusion and draw [their] opponent into the vortex of the same confusion.”[12] One way in which radicals and their disciples can broadcast their preparedness for this possibility, Alinsky taught, is by staging loud, defiant, massive protest rallies expressing deep rage against, and contempt for, their political adversary. Such demonstrations – like the BLM protests and riots of recent weeks – can give onlookers the impression that a mass movement is shifting into an even higher gear. A “mass impression,” said Alinsky, can be lasting and intimidating: “Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.”[13] “The threat,” he added, “is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”[14] Putting it yet another way, Alinsky advised: “Wherever possible, go outside the experience of the enemy. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.”[15]”

      “Calls for the Murder of White People and President Trump

      During an anti-President Trump protest in Seattle in late January 2017, a female activist associated with BLM took a megaphone and, for four minutes, shouted obscenities, anti-capitalist rhetoric, and incitements to violence against white people and President Trump. Among her remarks were the following: “Fuck white supremacy, fuck the U.S. empire, fuck your imperialist ass lives. That shit gotta go. Fuck that shit. You know what America thrives off of? Capitalism. We use our mother fucking, fucking black and brown bodies to live and survive while white people own fucking properties after that…. White people, give your fucking money, your fucking house, your fucking property, we need it fucking all. You need to reparate [sic] black and indigenous people right now. Pay the fuck up, pay the fuck up. It ain’t just your fucking time, it’s your fucking money, and now your fucking life is devoted to social change…. We’re all operating under white supremacy…. And we need to start killing people. First off, we need to start killing the White House. The White House must die. The White House, your fucking White House, your fucking Presidents, they must go! Fuck the White House…. Capitalism is … fucking racism….”’

      “Ties to the Freedom Road Socialist Organization

      BLM is closely allied with numerous groups that are fronts for the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), a Marxist-Leninist entity that calls for the overthrow of capitalism. In an article for Accuracy In Media, economist and investigative journalist James Simpson has identified some of these FRSO fronts that are tied to BLM:”

      … and Soros funding for the front groups.

      discoverthenetworks.org/organizations/black-lives-matter-blm/

    • TPTB-USA April 18, 2024 at 12:25 am #

      Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

      “CAIR has long claimed that U.S. foreign policy is dictated largely by Zionist extremists. As Evan McCormick of the Center for Security Policy put it in 2003: “By convincing moderate Muslims that they are being targeted unfairly by the Bush administration’s [anti-terror] policies, CAIR incites fear in members of that demographic. If innocent Muslims are then convinced that they will be the target of government action, then they have no incentive to reject an extremist ideology that resists the government’s anti-terror policies. … This is the essence of CAIR’s strategy: shock moderate Muslims about the motivations of the U.S. Government, turn them into post-[9/11] victims, and then recruit them as supporters for your political agenda when they are ripe for the taking.””

      “On October 19, 2011, CAIR was one of 57 organizations to co-sign a letter that Farhana Khera, executive director of an Islamic organization called Muslim Advocates, wrote to Barack Obama’s then-Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism (and later CIA director) John Brennan. The letter demanded that Obama officials “purge all federal government training materials of biased materials”—that is, materials that they claimed were biased against Islam—and “implement a mandatory re-training program for FBI agents, U.S. Army officers, and all federal, state and local law enforcement who have been subjected to biased training.” Joining CAIR as signatories were such groups as the Islamic Circle of North America, Islamic Relief USA, the Islamic Society of North America, the Muslim American Society, and the Muslim Public Affairs Council.

      The Obama Administration immediately complied with the letter’s demands. Dwight C. Holton, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, emphasized that same day that training materials for the FBI would be purged of everything that Islamic supremacists deemed offensive: “I want to be perfectly clear about this: training materials that portray Islam as a religion of violence or with a tendency towards violence are wrong, they are offensive, and they are contrary to everything that this president, this attorney general and Department of Justice stands for. They will not be tolerated.””

      “CAIR Official Calls for Overthrow of the U.S. Government

      In a Twitter message that was posted on election night 2016, once it had become clear that Republican Donald Trump would defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, Hussam Ayloush, the longtime head of CAIR’s Los Angeles office, wrote in Arabic: “Al-Shaab yureed isqat al-nizaam.” This was a popular Arab Spring chant meaning, “The people wants to bring down the regime.” “In other words,” writes Islam scholar Daniel Pipes, “Ayloush unambiguously and directly called for the overthrow of the U.S. government.””

      discoverthenetworks.org/organizations/council-on-americanislamic-relations-cair/

      • TPTB-USA April 18, 2024 at 9:45 am #

        The primary objective appears to be to destroy the existing format for life.

        Thinking in terms of where America is at in Dalio’s cycle of an empire, it seems that Soros is just nudging US along the path to the Great Reset.

        If some form of The Great Reset is inevitable, what does that say about Trump and the segment of the population that worships MAGA?

        That which comes to mind is Armstrong’s #1 RULE: “Never marry the trade.”

  31. tucsonspur April 15, 2024 at 3:41 pm #

    A storm of ‘arrows’ is what it was.

    Maybe the Iranians would have been better off using the English longbow. Or maybe they should have called up an army of Mongol archers.

    Even Native Americans with bows and arrows may have inflicted more damage than those missiles. Of course, they would all have to sneak up and get a lot closer.

    • JohnAZ April 15, 2024 at 3:46 pm #

      C’mon, TS, they hurt a little girl who is in a hospital.

      • tucsonspur April 15, 2024 at 3:56 pm #

        ‘A 7-year-old girl, the only person in Israel who sustained significant injuries in the unprecedented attack by Iran overnight Saturday-Sunday, remained in life-threatening condition the following day at Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba.

        According to an update from the hospital, the unnamed girl underwent surgery for a serious head wound and is now in the pediatric intensive care unit.

        The girl was injured when shrapnel from an intercepted ballistic missile fell directly on her family’s home in a Bedouin town near Arad in the southern Negev region.’

        Isn’t that some shit!

    • OG April 15, 2024 at 4:21 pm #

      You obviously have no clue what Iran’s motives were in its “extraordinarily successful ‘Operation True Promise.'”

      • OG April 15, 2024 at 4:33 pm #

        Did you know that Israel blasted through over a billion dollars knocking down Iranian drones made for a few mil? Do you not see that critical point made?

        Cheerleaders are cute but strive to be an analyst – that’s where the juiciest stuff resides.

    • BackRowHeckler April 15, 2024 at 6:52 pm #

      It’s clear nobody wants a big war. Iran, China, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Turkey … everybody is pussyfooting around, talking a good game but pulling their punches. Russia invaded Ukraine Oblasts with 92,000 troops, yet the media describes it as a “full scale invasion.” No, a full scale invasion is when the Red Army surrounded Berlin with 5 million troops in 1945. People on this site are calling Israeli operations in Gaza.a “Genocide”. What a joke. What it is is a limited punitive operation, small in scale and scope. Irrael could level that entire sh#thole in 3 days if it wanted to. IMO Israel is showing remarkable restraint considering the provocation. The drone assault on Israel by Iran was laughable too, as is all the tough talk from DC directed at China. There’s no way the USA will initiate a war with China, or with Russia. We tip toe around Russia and China because we know conflict with those two countries is unwinnable.. This reminds me of WWE wrestling, plenty of bravado, a big show full of sound and fury, but with very little real violence.

      • OG April 15, 2024 at 8:08 pm #

        Patience, young grasshopper.

      • OG April 15, 2024 at 8:47 pm #

        What is your definition of genocide, Heckler? Is there a minimum number of innocent dead? A threshold that must be surpassed? Is it an absolute number? If so, that number must be greater than 40,000. Or is it measured in percentage terms? In that case. obviously 40k/2.2mm = 1.8% (1 in 55) is insufficient.

        Surely the mass murder of a people becomes genocide before 6,000,000 dead, right? Otherwise, Adolf Hitler was not performing genocide until the very last death. Right?

        • beantownbill. April 15, 2024 at 9:57 pm #

          OG, not genocide, but attempted genocide (wrt Euro Jews in WW2).

          • OG April 15, 2024 at 10:06 pm #

            The Holocaust was not a genocide? Mass murder only becomes a genocide if the victims are 100% eliminated?

            With that high bar, has there ever even been a single genocide ever?

          • messianicdruid April 16, 2024 at 10:01 am #

            “Broadly speaking, Russian historians are generally of the opinion is that the Holodomor does not constitute a genocide, among Ukrainian historians the general opinion is that it does constitute a genocide and western historians there are of varying views.”

            History vs. histrionics.

          • hmuller April 16, 2024 at 11:39 am #

            Turkey still won’t admit it did anything wrong to the Armenians circa WW One.

            Hitler reputedly cited the world’s lack of concern for the Armenians when planning the final solution.

    • Qwibqwib April 16, 2024 at 5:24 am #

      What do you say to the various online videos seeming to show upwards of 20 impacts on Israeli military bases?

  32. The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2024 at 4:24 pm #

    Truth & Hudson’s Gambit?

    The Gaza genocide as explicit policy: Michael Hudson names all names

    “In an email exchange, Prof. Hudson detailed he’s now essentially ‘spilling the beans’ about how, ’50 years ago when I worked at the Hudson Institute with Herman Kahn [the model for Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove], Israeli Mossad members were being trained, including Uzi Arad. I made two international trips with him, and he outlined to me pretty much what has happened today. He became head of Mossad and is now Netanhayu’s advisor.’

    Prof. Hudson shows how ‘the basic Gaza plan is how Kahn designed the Vietnam War’s division into sectors, with canals cutting off each village, as the Israelis are doing to Palestinians. Also already at time, Kahn pinpointed Balochistan as the area to foment disruption in Iran and the rest of the region.’

    It’s not by accident that Balochistan has been CIA jewel territory for decades, and recently with the added incentive of the disruption by any means necessary of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) – a key connectivity node of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).”

    —-

    Of course, when one factors in physics and the butterfly effect, this sort of information, maybe gambit, cascades through the system and creates unintended (and intended or hoped-for) consequences.

    I haven’t read the entire thing yet, just skimmed it quickly, so I don’t know where, how or if Russia, China, et al. are mentioned– but I did a word search for Russia– but they do exist last time I looked and I’m unsure they’ll have absolutely nothing to say or do about any of this.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2024 at 4:25 pm #

      Link to referenced article above:

      strategic-culture.su/news/2024/04/15/the-gaza-genocide-as-explicit-policy-michael-hudson-names-all-names/

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2024 at 4:34 pm #

      Mack The Knife & Uzi Arad

      WRT Uzi Arad mentioned in above quote; of course…

      “The Uzi is a family of Israeli open-bolt, blowback-operated submachine guns and machine pistols first designed by Major Uziel “Uzi” Gal in the late 1940s, shortly after the establishment of the State of Israel. It is one of the first weapons to incorporate a telescoping bolt design, which allows the magazine to be housed in the pistol grip for a shorter weapon. ” ~ Wikipedia

      Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want
      youtu.be/w3qPMe_cCJk?si=3soMJFszRQelGy8C

      “Good times for a change
      See, the luck I’ve had
      Can make a good man
      Turn bad

      So please, please, please
      Let me, let me, let me
      Let me get what I want
      This time…”

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2024 at 6:33 pm #

      Paula’s Hot Damn! Chicken-Hawk Wings

      But, hot damn! The UN Pali refugee website is full of stories about Israeli atrocities. How is that allowed, if the US supports Israel? It certainly is NOT allowed when it comes to Syria or Russia.

      I have pointed out since this started that the propaganda has clearly changed, and is now anti- Israel.
      They have got people in the US and around the world whipped up to George Floyd-like hysteria about the Palis.

      Something is up. I think they’re getting ready to dump Israel.

      That is my prediction, and I’m sticking to it.

      ~ Paula D April 13, 2024 at 3:21 pm (previous article’s threads)

      —-

      Pepe Escobar wrote the referenced quote above about Hudson WRT his article’s referenced video.

      And of course both of those guys have appeared quite frequently on Russia Today.
      The Belt And Road Initiative was mentioned in the article too, as well as the Middle East being viewed by the USA essentially ‘as oil’.

      As I wrote some time ago, Russia and its allies are unlikely going to sit idly back and watch USA/NATO/Israel roll over Russia’s people in Ukraine and now Palestine or its initiatives in the general region, including India, part of BRICS.

      Iran’s cute little recent fireworks display over Israel may have just been what we do– ‘dip our fingers/toes’– to test the temperature of the water, to determine the capacities/vulnerabilities of its ‘iron dome’ and other, including allied defences and/or to send a simple message that it’s ‘willing’.

      As mentioned and if recalled, Russia and Iran, earlier in the year or late last year, may have been about to sign some kind of defence and/or arms arrangement. If Iran already has Russia’s hypersonics– as the USA likely already knows if it does– then any war with Iran seems to make little sense, yes?

      So what of Israel? It seems increasingly irrelevant except in the sense of a thorn connected to various ‘State umbilicals’ that needs to be removed and/or neutralized in the side of the area.

    • BackRowHeckler April 15, 2024 at 6:56 pm #

      Where do you find all this insignificant bullsh#t? And why do you post it here?

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2024 at 9:17 pm #

        Clusterfuck Nation MicroPolitics & Why The World Is The Way It Is

        “Marlin [BackRowHeckler], you know where you are in my list of favorite posters.” ~ beantownbill (Jewish). April 9, 2024 at 11:33 am

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2024 at 9:24 pm #

        Given that and the subject-matter of this blog that my comment is entirely appropriate with, your comment is absurd. Check your corruption at the door.

        • beantownbill. April 15, 2024 at 9:51 pm #

          And given your own comments on this blog, you must know where you stand on my list of posters.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2024 at 10:02 pm #

            It’s a microcosmic example of course of JHK’s bi-weekly political commentary– dissent, favouritism, control, corruption, vengeance, nepotism, deplatforming, censorship, you name it– that JHK, himself, is not immune.

            Maybe we, and JHK, should have a rethink of those very folks we revile, in part by some self-reflection.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2024 at 10:13 pm #

            We’ll notice that both you and Marlin skirted the issues surrounding my original comment that includes Paula’s and took this kind of tack.

            You two grown men or what?

            One question that comes to mind is what kind of standards do you hold yourself to? That’s not the kind of question I’m necessarily expecting an answer to, but one I’m suggesting you ask of yourselves and in relation to what, presumably, you read in the articles on this very blog.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2024 at 10:16 pm #

            Word of the day:

            Echo-chamber

            How does one achieve one?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2024 at 11:49 pm #

            “Accidentally pushed the reply button prematurely.

            Look, my statements about dumb posters here probably makes me an asshole and an intellectual snob. But you know us Jews. Lol. I’m not super smart, but I don’t care. I don’t have to have someone agree with me – different viewpoints expands the mind, but the disagreements have to be fact-based and logical. I don’t see that in the dumb ones here. Sorry.

            I can’t wait until tomorrow to see the scathing comments.” ~ beantownbill. April 8, 2024 at 11:31 pm

            —-

            (rolls eyes)

  33. socialisthater April 15, 2024 at 4:40 pm #

    Most great leaders, like most human beings, are imperfect, and Trump is no exception. The truly evil leaders are the Communist/Socialists and Fascist/Socialists because they not only lie to convince their ignorant followers that they are perfect, they actually BELIEVE that they–and their worthless ideology–is perfect.

    Trump did not, and would not, callously and deliberately pursue policies to kill American citizens using dictatorial government power, but Biden and the Obama/Hillary cabal that “operate” Biden do it every day. Indeed, Biden and the entire Biden Cabinet is deliberately pursuing policies that are, or will in good time, kill hundreds of thousands of American citizens–and they are doing it ON PURPOSE. Get this right: Socialists are always and forever about KILLING. The Socialist “utopia” can not survive without it. Socialism is an economic failure that can not provide even basic needs of its citizenry, so the population unsupportable by the Socialist economy must be eliminated, especially those who dare oppose the regime.

    • benr April 15, 2024 at 6:27 pm #

      Obama droned an American teenager to death.
      Look it up.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2024 at 9:56 pm #

        “We tortured some folks.” ~ Obama
        youtu.be/QBLNohqquRk?si=c0z7W5k8tDFYX5h1

        • benr April 16, 2024 at 10:33 am #

          Listening to Obama stutter away was torture.

    • TPTB-USA April 16, 2024 at 11:45 am #

      socialisthater, do you view the 2030 Agenda as their end goal?

  34. tucsonspur April 15, 2024 at 8:36 pm #

    To a certain point, you can say that Trump’s trial is Kafkaesque. Some comments from ‘Interesting Literature’:

    ‘Perhaps only ‘Orwellian’ can stand ahead of ‘Kafkaesque’ as a twentieth-century literary term which so sharply describes, and even shapes, our own thinking about our twenty-first-century world. As Stern observes, though, alongside ‘nightmarish’ we must also place ‘humdrum’: the ‘everyday quality’ of Kafka’s people and situations is indistinguishable from its horror.

    Writing about totalitarianism later in the twentieth century, Hannah Arendt coined the term ‘the banality of evil’, to describe the unsettling fact that evil acts are not always carried out by ‘evil’ people, but are sometimes the result of bureaucrats who are dutifully following orders.

    So it is with The Trial. Again, the work’s opening sentence is the most famous quotation in the whole book: ‘Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., for without having done anything wrong, he was arrested one morning.’

    But what follows is not a nightmare tale of being locked up in a cell or put on ‘trial’ in the usual sense, with a jury and a courtroom and a dock. Instead, the ‘trial’ is the trial of day-to-day living and the sense of ordinary guilt which stalks many of us in our waking (and even, sometimes, sleeping) lives.’

    Someone must have been telling lies about Donald Trump.

    It’s visibility is becoming shocking. The wear and tear. The grinding down of the defiant. The pulverization of the prideful. The torture of Trump.

    How awful it is, but it is now certainly possible that Biden could outlive this man. It’s a death machine lubed by Obama.

    • crudgemudgeon April 16, 2024 at 12:16 am #

      That’s good, TS. Sad, but apt.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 16, 2024 at 12:54 am #

      The snake’s eating its tail.

  35. The Man They Call Zazelle April 16, 2024 at 12:44 am #

    The Three Tea Lemons

    A couple of weeks ago, I bought some lemongrass for my tea. On a whim, I decided to keep a couple of short root sections and stick their bottoms in some soil in a coffee-mug-sized plastic planting-pot to see if I could root them.
    I just tipped the pot over to empty everything and while one of them did not root and was as good as dead, the other did and surprisingly well.
    It also put out another small leaflet that was initially beneath the soil level. So now it’s been replanted with the leaflet above the soil for the sun on the window-sill and I should have lemongrass for my tea by maybe the end of the summer. I also just placed another lemongrass bottom in some water with toothpicks inserted to keep half of it above the water, so we’ll see in about 2 weeks or so.

    So now, my garden plot this summer will include lemon balm (a perennial that was already growing in the garden), lemongrass and lemon verbena.

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    • Qwibqwib April 16, 2024 at 7:36 am #

      The Man: I recently had a trial by fire intro to Aquatic Geo Engineering. Stick with me on this, it might get a little long winded! LOL!

      Several months ago, my Wife and Son came home with an aquarium fish they had bought on a whim. I am currently working nights, so I was awakened by my Son crying, holding a broken and quickly leaking out cup containing a Betta fish. They picked it up on the way home from the store and he accidentally dropped it, it broke, and it was now leaking water.

      I filled up a 1/2 gallon mason jar I had lying around with tap water and put the fish in there. We then jumped in the car and headed to the pet store. I got a starter tank and all the fixins. We took everything home and set it up. It took a bit of doing, but the Betta and his friends are still alive and thriving!

      I started out with 2 species of Aquatic plants (Amazon Sword, and Java fern). I was having trouble keeping the water clean, changing %30 every week, until I found some tutorials by some ol’timer Aquarists. They basically said NEVER change the water.

      This intrigued me, so I started to do some research. There is a way to balance things in this aquatic microcosm to the point where external interference is minimal. I added Annubis Barteri, Java moss and Duck weed. I added nerite snails and Ghost shrimp as the cleanup crew. I also added infusoria and fresh water copepods to close circuit the food chain.

      I have Pothos and Lucky Bamboo growing in the tanks with leaves and stems above water and roots in the water. They absolutley love it and my problem now is what to do with all the voluminous growth!

      It is now easy to keep the water clean and I only add distilled water when evaporation takes 10% or so. The Shrimp are mating and having babies! The Neons are mating and having babies! Even my Male Betta is blowing a bubble nest and pining for a mate.

      All that to say this: It is possible, and relatively LOW TECH to set up a cottage industry level fish farm. I know how to do it now and it is just a matter of scaling up for production levels. Save a few tweaks for species specifics (Talapia don’t care about water quality too much) it would be just like the above set up just larger and likely with edible plant additions. I want to set this up on a grand scale, just no room! LOL!

      • JohnAZ April 16, 2024 at 12:21 pm #

        Wow.

        I woke up at two in the morning one day. The aquarium, 65 gallon, pump was making loud noises. The tank was leaking like a sieve, half already flooding the living room, right through the cement border. Started draining it outside and rescued all but two fish, I couldn’t find them. That was the end of a very ‘fishy’ adventure.

        • Night Owl April 16, 2024 at 5:11 pm #

          This is my worst nightmare. Well, one of them.

          I have a 150-gallon reef tank in the living room, and a hardwood floor.

          🙁

      • Jarek April 16, 2024 at 12:53 pm #

        They tried to set up an artificial environment for humans but it was a failure.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 16, 2024 at 2:03 pm #

        Great story! Unlike you and JohnAZ, my aquarium experience was short-lived and small-scale.
        I had gotten some fish for a small aquarium (~10 gallons maybe?)– zebra danios, FWIW– before anything was placed in the aquarium except the basics like pump and filter and water, maybe some gravel, so the fish were pretty much in a vulnerable open-lake context as they may have seen it.

        As I got home a few times, some of them were found to have committed suicide by jumping clear out of the aquarium to dry up on the floor. Mildly traumatic when you’re a kid. So I sold what I had and moved on.

        Maybe I should go to a pet store and ask if they could spare some aquarium water for my lemongrass experiment.

  36. SoftStarLight April 16, 2024 at 2:12 am #

    It’s not a bad idea to kinda drop out of politics. It makes you hate people and normally not the precise ones who would deserve it. Its like with these coordinated attacks and counter attacks. I’m sorry but it all looks rehearsed and fake. They’re probably going to do a WWIII psyop to shut everything down again and then “Joe Biden” will say that we need to cancel the election for safety and security. Now we are actually already in WWIII and that has actually already been going on for years but it has basically been on psychological and spiritual levels. I also am not sure whether or not they’ve made a deal with Trump somehow. Will the political persecution trial be made a symbol of the crucifixion and then the resurrection and return. All those symbols would be important for them. And they are loving the negative energy resulting from all of these attrocious headlines and imagery. Anyway, it has just completely exhausted me and i know others are needing to take care of themselves in this difficult window of adjustment. One must have the energy to consider the new door that has opened.

    • anmariwakaranai April 16, 2024 at 2:52 am #

      No Star. Turn off your tv.
      Fist the middle east, then europe, then us. Then nuclear. Then ww3 is stopped on day 3 by the Antichrist.
      Who will be worshipped.

      Throw away your tv.

      nakedcapitalism.com/2024/04/michael-hudson-the-truth-about-the-destruction-of-the-palestinians.html

      • anmariwakaranai April 16, 2024 at 2:56 am #

        Please note in the above article the pali & Vietnamese solution is our 15 MINUTE CITIES.

      • TruthSeeker1986 April 16, 2024 at 4:44 am #

        Only because we people sit around on our asses and let them do this. They can’t do any of this shit if we didn’t let them do it. Besides using nuclear weapons isn’t that simple, why do you think so far no one has bothered to even use them yet? Not even Kim who is often accused of being a hot head and even he hasn’t set one off on South Korea. All that “Armageddon” and “anti-christ” garbage is just biblical bullshit. And people wonder why I strongly hate and oppose religion.

        It’s because all the fear mongering crap in it, and how assholes want to make everything in said books come true when it don’t even have to be like that. Kids may have fantasies and imaginations too but they don’t let their goddamn imaginations get out of hand to the point where they want to annihilate people worldwide because they believe some horseshit character they made up is going to come down and save the day. I can understand why Star said what she said, she’s right. Politics do make you hate people.

        But she’s wrong on merit where she says it makes you hate the wrong people, no it doesn’t. I hate Obama, I hate Trump, I also hate Biden, the whole Deep State, I can’t stand Israel and all the worship they get from Conservatives when they’ll do the same shit to them that they are doing to the Palestinians, which they already have in the form of pornography, turning their kids trans, promoting Abortions in their communities, using people against each other (Blacks against whites, Gays against straights), Flooding every country with people that DO NOT BELONG THERE. And despite all of this they still have idiots supporting and defending them regardless all because of religion…..I could care less if I get labeled. Conservatives will call people anti-seminties because that’s their way of imitating leftist, they do the same shit when you don’t worship their GODs, and their GODs aren’t Jewish. Their Gods are negros, gays, and trannies.

        • GreenAlba April 16, 2024 at 6:46 am #

          “And people wonder why I strongly hate and oppose religion.”

          Nobody’s wondering at all. It’s a long and socially engineered tradition. The PTB have been trying to destroy religious faith (including capturing the established churches from the inside and getting them to worship anything but God) since time immemorial, because totalitarians don’t like (genuine) faith and families. And they don’t like them because both resist state over-reach.

          “Conservatives will call people anti-seminties because that’s their way of imitating leftist, they do the same shit when you don’t worship their GODs, and their GODs aren’t Jewish. Their Gods are negros, gays, and trannies.”

          Check out Enoch Burke – an Irish Catholic schoolteacher (we can take it he’s conservative) who is currently in jail in Ireland for refusing to kow-tow to the pronoun gods and then daring to continue coming to work when he was told not to. He’s not the only one, although he might be the only one who was jailed (for persisting in coming to work).

          • Paula D April 16, 2024 at 11:47 am #

            I would say that the powers that be used religion to keep the masses quiet and compliant for centuries, not time immemorial.

            The process of turning the pagan tribes of Europe (including the British Isles) into Catholicism was a brutal process, (you could even call it genocidal), and it didn’t happen all that long ago, if you look at human history as a 300,000 year process.

            What they are doing now is another Enclosure Act, just like they did before, and they are introducing a new religion with absolutely ridiculous premises to swallow (humans have gendered souls that can be different from their sexed bodies) in order to facilitate the latest Great Taking.

            Personally, I think that the old religion, having people eat the body of Christ and drink his blood, is not very appealing either, but they managed to spread it everywhere they wanted to subject the natives, starting in Europe, and carrying on to the Americas (another brutal process), and elsewhere.

            Different day, same shit.

          • JohnAZ April 16, 2024 at 12:00 pm #

            Paula

            During the Middle Ages, the church WAS the powers that be. The Pope basically ran the world, kings Kowtowed to him.

            Today, religions are watching the human population – resources situation and all the End of Times messages are coming forth.

            Prior to the Middle Ages,Europe was mostly converted with the sword with Charles Martel and Charlemagne being key characters. Folks in Britain went through centuries of civil wars arguing about religion.

            Take the message of Jesus Christ, God’s Messiah, and sift it with human evil over centuries and what do you get? Even the Nicene conference was laced with evil as it decided what Catholic meant. As they say, anything decided by committee—. So what do you get?

            Religion. Jesus warned his followers about following false “prophets”. It did not take very well.

          • Jarek April 16, 2024 at 1:01 pm #

            Check out Enoch Powell who tried to warn Britain about the dangers of 3rd World immigration, only to be savaged by both the so called right and so called left.

            It’s one system, Capitalism/Communism, heads and tails. Coin of the Realm!

            Aristocracy was gentle by comparison to these monsters.

          • hmuller April 16, 2024 at 1:25 pm #

            Paula, there is a school of thought emerging which credits an evil alien race called “The Elohim” with being behind all three Abrahamic religions and interfering in a very negative way with humanity.

            This of course, greatly offends the true believers.

            I’m not taking sides, just pointing out emerging trends in religious thinking which interest me.

          • Night Owl April 16, 2024 at 5:12 pm #

            Paula knows all religions are fraud.

            Only Paula knows why we are here and what awaits us.

        • messianicdruid April 16, 2024 at 9:20 am #

          Seeker actually said, “Their Gods are negros, gays, and trannies.”

          You do not know any conservatives.

          • Jarek April 16, 2024 at 1:05 pm #

            He switched over to the Left in the previous sentence. A bit confusing, yes. But even in your mistaken take, he would not be entirely wrong. Benr thinks it’s just culture, denying the savage nature of the Blacks. And do not so called conservatives folllow the Left closely, a clean up brigade? Upholding their previous victories, which their conservatives forbears fought against and lost? Tucker now believes in gay marriage. And if you do that, how can you be against gay adoption of children?

        • Jarek April 16, 2024 at 12:58 pm #

          Well said. Not all things are for all people. Your thing is politics and the hatred that goes with it. SSL doesn’t want that – and that is fine too.

          No one has killed more people than the Left – and blame also accrues to the Bankers who fund them to this day. Conservatives are enthralled by the very same people with visions of gold dancing in their little heads.

        • SoftStarLight April 16, 2024 at 1:39 pm #

          Try not to be so harsh Truth. We’re listening and hearing you. You have the spirit it takes to get things done. I do believe in karma. But not sure if we’ll get to see the evil doers get their justice or if that will happen at a time and place unknown to us. But i feel it is naturally going to happen at some point.

      • SoftStarLight April 16, 2024 at 1:34 pm #

        Thanks ani! I’ll check out the article a bit later when i have some more time. I don’t watch a lot of tv but I do of course watch a lot of youtube and rumble. I do feel that the prison grid system they are building out or attempting to build out is encouraged on by an antichrist spirit.

    • JohnAZ April 16, 2024 at 11:05 am #

      What is different today is that the MAGA folks, the 20th century Americans, realize that they have allowed the Progressives and much of the Left to destroy the Constitution and the country with it,

      What a debacle. Two years ago, the country went nuts with George Floyd mania being fed by the government, Soros and the Black groups and even a bunch of Whites.

      Today, we have CAIR leading the Unbelievable quantity of Muslims in the country to block streets and just be a pain in the butt. Death to America. Death to Israel. This country is insane, the government and the people. The same people, on this blog, that were criticizing the BLM and all the unrest before are now supporting the insanity happening today.

      What a country!

      • SoftStarLight April 16, 2024 at 1:40 pm #

        Who is supporting the unrest now?

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 16, 2024 at 2:25 pm #

      “I’m sorry but it all looks rehearsed and fake.” ~ SoftStarLight

      —-

      Couldn’t agree more and that’s what I’ve been thinking. It’s like a tv show: ‘Oh look! Israel just bombed Iran’s embassy… Stay tuned tomorrow when we find out what Iran will do!… Welcome back avid viewers! Looks like Iran sent some bombs over to Israel! But! Almost all were intercepted. Just some light damage! Wow… Looks like it’s Israel’s turn! What will they do now!? …And now a word from our sponsors…’

      • TPTB-USA April 17, 2024 at 1:21 am #

        World comes to an end at 10pm. Details at 11.

        Something on that order, I believe by Cheech and Chong.

  37. benr April 16, 2024 at 10:18 am #

    It ain’t working despite the Biden regime saying it is!
    These numbers are probably low and way off as well.
    Over and over, they put out rosy numbers and then adjust to a grimmer reality later.

    US Consumer Prices Accelerate; Seen Delaying Fed Rate Cut

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumer prices increased more than expected in March as Americans paid more for gasoline and rental housing, leading financial markets to anticipate that the Federal Reserve would delay cutting interest rates until September.

    The third straight month of strong consumer price readings reported by the Labor Department on Wednesday followed on the heels of news last week that job growth accelerated in March, with the unemployment rate slipping to 3.8% from 3.9% in February. Fed Chair Jerome Powell has repeatedly said the U.S. central bank is in no rush to start lowering borrowing costs.

    The stubbornly higher cost of living looms large over the Nov. 5 U.S. presidential election.

    “The data does not completely remove the possibility of Fed action this year, but it certainly lessens the chances the Fed is cutting the overnight rate in the next couple months,” said Phillip Neuhart, director of market and economic research at First Citizens.

    The consumer price index rose 0.4% last month after advancing by the same margin in February, the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said. Gasoline prices rose 1.7% after increasing 3.8% in February. Shelter costs, which include rents, rose 0.4%, matching February’s gain.

    Gasoline and shelter accounted for more than half of the increase in the CPI. Food prices rose 0.1%, though grocery food inflation was unchanged amid declines in the costs of butter and cereals and bakery products, which recorded their largest monthly decrease since 1989.

    But prices for meats and eggs rose. There was a modest increase in the prices of fruits and vegetables.

    In the 12 months through March, the CPI increased 3.5%, the most since September, also as last year’s low reading dropped out of the calculation. That followed a 3.2% rise in February. The Fed has a 2% inflation target. The measures it tracks for monetary policy are running considerably below the CPI rate.

    Economists polled by Reuters had forecast the CPI gaining 0.3% on the month and advancing 3.4% on a year-on-year basis.

    STALLING DISINFLATION
    Though the annual increase in consumer prices has declined from a peak of 9.1% in June 2022, the disinflationary trend has virtually stalled in recent months.

    Shortly after the data, financial markets pushed back their expectations for the first rate cut to September from June, according to CME’s FedWatch Tool. They now expect only two rate cuts instead of the three envisaged by Fed officials last month. A minority of economists see the window for rate cuts closing.

    The central bank has kept its policy rate in the 5.25%-5.50% range since July. It has raised the benchmark overnight interest rate by 525 basis points since March 2022.

    U.S. stocks opened lower. The dollar rallied against a basket of currencies. U.S. Treasury prices fell.

    Excluding the volatile food and energy components, the CPI gained 0.4% last month after a similar rise in February and January. The so-called core CPI was boosted by a 0.5% increase in rents after rising 0.4% in February.

    Owners’ equivalent rent (OER), a measure of the amount homeowners would pay to rent or would earn from renting their property climbed 0.4% after a similar rise in February.

    There were also increases in the costs of motor vehicle insurance, healthcare, apparel and personal care. But prices for used cars and trucks, recreation and new vehicles fell. Core goods prices fell 0.2% after edging up 0.1% in February.

    Services excluding energy rose a solid 0.5% after increasing by the same margin in February. In the 12 months through March, the core CPI rose 3.8%, matching February’s increase.

    • JohnAZ April 16, 2024 at 10:50 am #

      The country has inflated considerably over the years at a measured 2% inflation rate, the Fed’s target. We are almost double that and it is not declining any more. Biden’s machinations are not working and the Dem tax and spend policy is showing its evil side. Tax and spend, Bidenomics, are a way to flood the marketplace with bullshit jobs and send the real jobs overseas. Supporting the welfare state that results is bankrupting the government under Dem control as they continue to buy votes. Give a vote, get a job, or Give a vote, buy some welfare.

      As the wage increases the unions are getting along with California’s insane 20% minimum wage, an increase of 25% take hold, the inflation rate is going to skyrocket. I just hope it is in time to get Biden out of the WH and destroy the Dem lock on government.

      Speaking of Trump, Ha., the one thing he can do to improve the neutrality of the government is get nothing but conservative judges into the DOJ. It will still take years to equalize the bias.

    • Jarek April 16, 2024 at 1:06 pm #

      The Earth abides and will do what it has to do to get rid of the disease of capitalism/communism. God wills it.

      • Night Owl April 16, 2024 at 5:15 pm #

        Without capitalism, you’d be living on the land as some sort of indentured servant at best or a full-on slave at worst.

        The reality is that this world is run by power. The greatest achievements in human freedom are tied to capitalism.

        I am not for unfettered capitalism, as it simply leads to tyranny by the most powerful (again), but what economic system do you propose that allows humans to live comfortably, autonomously, and with the freedom to choose whether they partake in what society has to offer?

        • Jarek April 16, 2024 at 5:22 pm #

          Nationalism, also known as Fascism. Capitalism would still exist but under the guidance of people who care about the nation. The bigger the company, the more important the industry – the more guidance.

          But, but, but – that’s Socialism! Yes. National Socialism not Marxist. It includes elements of both capitalism and communism (and hopefully some communalism too).

          • Night Owl April 16, 2024 at 5:48 pm #

            Fascism is the merger of state and corporate power.

            More or less what the Trans(gender)humanist technocrats are trying to pull off on a global scale.

          • Jarek April 16, 2024 at 10:27 pm #

            Yes, they beat us to it so now they can do what they want. If good people had attained it, they could have done as they wanted.

            It works – like electricity. Capitalism per se does not. You can use electricity well or poorly. The West chose Capitalism (an arm of the Globalists) and thus now they are enslaved. We tried to save them, but it was too late and they were already too strong with the merger already well under way.

            Like Alba and the ladies, you don’t distinguish between Plutocracy and Fascism. In the former, the Rich rule. In the latter, the Rich are ruled.

          • Night Owl April 17, 2024 at 6:25 am #

            Your last statement is not really true. The power just shifts and corruption ensues (again). Also fascism is not purely economic, but political in nature, emphasizing state and collective power, rather than the individual.

            In nature, balance is imperative. Capitalism unfettered and pure will become corrupt, monopolies form, and the system no longer functions as it should, which is why it is tempered with elements of social nature.

          • Jarek April 17, 2024 at 12:37 pm #

            Yes, politics and economics go together. Who gets what goods and freedoms to get goods is a political decision. Libertarians just cede the field to the greed heads, thus insuring Plutocracy.

            Temper Capitalism? How? By whom? Government, obviously. That’s called “Fascism” by its ignorant foes and by its wise followers as well. They say curbing them is a bad thing, we say it’s a good thing. They won.

            So you are a Fascist, at least to a minimal degree. Btw, I know that we can’t call it that. We lost after all. We must harken back to the policies of the old Democrats and non-Marxist unions.

          • Night Owl April 17, 2024 at 5:41 pm #

            “Tempering capitalism” via government economic tools is not fascism, it is better known as a mixed economy.

            You are conflating a number of different items, many of which have nothing to do with economics, which is what capitalism is concerned with.

          • Jarek April 17, 2024 at 11:20 pm #

            The two spheres cannot be separated in the modern industrial state. To think they can is illusion. The man must lead in the dance, the Sun not the Earth, the State not the banks and corporations.

          • Night Owl April 18, 2024 at 7:19 am #

            They are seperate by definition, Jarek.

            One is an economic model, the other a governance and ideological model.

          • Jarek April 18, 2024 at 12:28 pm #

            You just admitted (sort of) that government has to temper the private sphere. So they’re different but not completely separate – you know, like say the stomach and the liver.

            Being able to understand how things connect (without reducing to each other) was supposed to be the purpose of a liberal arts education.

            One will lead and the other will follow. Do you want the lady leading the man? John Az does.

          • Night Owl April 18, 2024 at 4:44 pm #

            I didn’t admit anything; I stated it plainly.

            In most Western democratic-style countries, we temper capitalism with elements of socialism in order to achieve a mixed economy and a representitive system of government.

            Fascism is not capitalism, as stated. Fascism is more like a mix of capitalism and socialism in terms of economics, combined with elements of totalitarianism and authoritarianism.

            Words have meaning, Jarek.

    • SoftStarLight April 16, 2024 at 1:46 pm #

      imo the central bank is also a big disease

  38. benr April 16, 2024 at 10:20 am #

    Disease!

    Chicago Shelters For Illegal Immigrants Grapple With Measles And TB Outbreaks; Officials Under Fire

    Migrant shelters in Chicago experience tuberculosis and measles outbreak. The Health Department has not specified the number of immigrants who tested positive for TB but is reporting 59 measles cases so far this year, about half of which are. To provide perspective, in 2023, 58 measles cases were reported nationwide. In the first two months of 2024, 41 cases were reported in 16 states, excluding those in Chicago. Vaccine requirements for American school children are waived for illegal immigrants. Some local lawmakers, like Alderman Raymond Lopez, accuse city officials of turning a blind eye to the problem. Double board-certified neurologist, Dr. Russell Surasky, joins Alicia Summers.

    • benr April 16, 2024 at 10:24 am #

      Homelessness is out of control.
      All along the once scenic i163 running through balboa park piles of trash and junk are appearing where people have decided to squat.
      They are popping up all over San Diego county in fact.
      Disease vectors in themselves along with things like used needles and piles of crap reeking of urine.
      It takes a hazmat team to clean some of these areas up and the county is very slow moving in to deal with the issue.

      A large tent camp has popped up near I5 just before the connector to the Coronado bridge.
      It was bad in 2009 under Obama but it is far worse under Joe Biden.

      • JohnAZ April 16, 2024 at 10:38 am #

        Hey, Benr, we were out there last week and noticed them all over the place. I was shocked as they were all organized in crystalline patterns, like it was home for them. Is that the city thinking they are making things better? We did not get close enough to them to see all the paraphernalia you mention.

        During the depression migrant centers were set up all over SoCal, but never supported enough to do their job. The Joads found SoCal to be hell instead of heaven.

      • SoftStarLight April 16, 2024 at 1:46 pm #

        leprosy is making a big comeback

        • GreenAlba April 16, 2024 at 7:15 pm #

          Don’t tell Bill Gates or there will be a ‘vaccine’ for it in 100 days.

    • JohnAZ April 16, 2024 at 10:41 am #

      Yeah, how come the CDC and NIH did not jump in to get these folks vaccinated at the border when they asked for asylum? I guess maybe Pfizer did not make enough money.

      Could’ve given them all the vaxx, solved a problem that way.

    • BackRowHeckler April 16, 2024 at 10:58 am #

      Well, these Newcomers are arriving from fetid jungles & and filthy barrios all across the 3rd World. Yes, cases of measles and TB have dropped up, but also Chagris, Meningitis, Polio, Pertussis, Influenza, internal parasites, & Schistosomiasis. … just to name a few.

      Our major cities have become hosts for infectious diseases from developing countries (aka countries that will neve be developed) thru out the world.

  39. Beryl of Oyl April 16, 2024 at 10:46 am #

    I am so, I don’t know what.

    Depressed is not the right word.

    Just as I thought, Donald J. Trump is on trial for a sex crime which isn’t even a crime.

    The judge is talking about what evidence the jurors will be allowed to see or hear, and he said the prosecution won’t be allowed to play the Access Hollywood tape, but they may talk about it.

    Over a financial issue.

    They also want to bring up some assault allegations made after the tape was in the news, but the judge hasn’t ruled on that yet.

    • JohnAZ April 16, 2024 at 10:56 am #

      It is a kangeroo court, period. Lady Justice is ashamed to be associated with that court. No where today is George Soros’ presence more in place. The DOJ and the entire judicial system is a tool of the Liberal East and West Coast of the country.

      Melania and DJT would be heroes in her home country of Slovenia, I do not understand why he does not take his money and ex-pats. The way things are going, he will have lots of company.

    • SoftStarLight April 16, 2024 at 1:48 pm #

      DJT should personally sue everyone involved for defamation

      • benr April 17, 2024 at 10:24 am #

        Yep.

  40. JohnAZ April 16, 2024 at 11:33 am #

    WW3 is talked about here a lot. One person asked why it has not been started in the past.

    Well, here goes.

    Full nuclear exchange will destroy the world many times over, as the residual radioactivity and the nuclear winter will extinguish us just as much as the asteroid destroys the dinosaurs.

    People used to say, thirty times over. IMHO, it will take out the human race. After that, who cares.

    I think everyone thinks about a “nice” nuclear war with two combatants exchanging pleasantries across a border and destroying them selves.

    People in the know about nuclear exchange know better, that is why Israel has not used them, Pakistan and India have not used them, and the big three have not used them. The initial two explosions scared the shit out of this planet. What is available now is so much more potent that those piddling 20k bombs, try 50 megatons TNT, each. Each bomb takes out a city, and the resultant radiation finishes off a twentieth of the country. Russia has 6000 of these and so do we.

    And that is not the real McCoy. Both sides are using Iron dome technology and have the idea that maybe nuclear exchange is winnable. Not so fast, much of the real nuclear weapons are deep in the ocean, in nuclear submarines that are undetectable. It is this fact that led the US and Russia to acknowledge MAD and finally start to disassemble the nuke nightmare.

    Only an insane person could think that nukes are an option in warfare. And that is exactly what scares me the most as the leadership of the world spirals downward into insanity.

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    • OG April 16, 2024 at 11:38 am #

      A) “Only an insane person could think that nukes are an option in warfare.”
      B) Israel has its well-known ‘Samson Option.’

      Therefore, Israel is insane.

      • JohnAZ April 16, 2024 at 11:47 am #

        Oh, OG, here you are.

        Remember the Iran nuke development project that we paid them not to develop weapons, I notice they have announced nuke capability.

        Yeah, Israel has had Nukes for decades, probably developed by the German scientists that made it there after the war.

        They haven’t used them, have they, and just maybe their presence is what has slowed down the war theater in the region and prevented the “Death to Israel” you seem to favor.

        They have not used them, therefore by your logic, Israel is sane.

        • OG April 16, 2024 at 12:34 pm #

          Read the words, JAZ. Israel has its “Samson Option” which means that they have thought and planned to use nuclear weapons while you just stated: “Only an insane person could think that nukes are an option in warfare.”

          Israel is insane by your very own definition, JAZ. There is nothing to debate.

          ***
          I never said “Death to Israel.” How dare you? I never said it and I do not think it.

          Your problem is that you see a grey world in black-and-white. Your logic is, “He has criticized Israeli policy, therefore he wants Israel dead!” (i.e. a no-mind).

          Smarten up.

          • OG April 16, 2024 at 2:29 pm #

            I apologize for my emotional response, JAZ. But c’mon! You’re better than that.

            We are here at CFN to rationally discuss the geopolitical matters of our day. It is now very old to have legitimate criticism of Israeli policy countered with childish chants of “Anti-Semite! Anti-Semite!”

            Disagreeing with Bibi does not make one an Anti-Semite!

            I grew up Roman Catholic on the Canadian prairies but also as a big fan of Woody Allen’s early films and, in my early 20s, read most of Mordecai Richler. I gravitated to and appreciated Jewish culture far more than did those around me.

            Later still, after I established my career in Toronto, it was often a mission of mine to enjoy another Hebrew deli when I travelled. Sometimes I was joined by my colleagues and good friends Matthew, Jon and Jason.

            I am a big fan of the Jews. I want what is best for the Jews. My Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, was a Jew.

            Israel is ran by a corrupt scumbag that would blow up the world before facing his charges. And that’s not good for Israel and that’s not good for the United States.

          • BackRowHeckler April 16, 2024 at 2:38 pm #

            What about the 617,000 dead Arabs in the Syrian Civil War, just a stone’s throw from Israel, including 330,000 civilians? Is that genocide? The war is ongoing. Western Europe took in several million Syrian refugees. How many Palestinian refugees have other Arab countries accepted? The answer answer is 0 because no other Arab country wants anything to do with these troublemakers. Countries like Qatar & Kuwait take in a few Palestinians as common laborers but as soon as their contracts expire they kick them the hell out. The only tragedy in all this is cities like NY & London appear to be stuck with thousands them permanently, even as they block traffic and vandalize historic monument, and suck the welfare system dry. I feel sorry for Israel having to deal with these murderous f#kkrs.

          • BackRowHeckler April 16, 2024 at 2:46 pm #

            Not to mention the Civil War in Yemen, another Arab Sh#thole, a proxy war between Iran & SArabia. 377,000 dead and counting. Nobody cares about those Arab casualties most likely because it can’t be blamed on Israel.

            Or can it? There must be a way.

          • OG April 16, 2024 at 3:09 pm #

            Yes. The non-Rothschild’s world is so unfair to poor, little Israel.

            ***
            I feel sorry for Israel having to deal with these murderous f#kkrs.

            But that was Israel’s choice, remember? It was Israel that set itself up in Palestine. Palestine had, of course, Palestinians. That is in Middle East 101, Heckler.

          • BackRowHeckler April 16, 2024 at 8:02 pm #

            Check out the massive concrete wall Egypt is building on its border with Gaza, 15 ft. tall, 6 ft thick, topped off with coils of barbed wire. Gazans ain’t getting anywhere close to Egyptian sovereign territory. Egyptians will hold massive rallies in Cairo, and chant “Viva Palestina”, but when it comes to actually doing anything for Gazans, forget about it. They want those f#kkrs as far away as possible.

          • benr April 16, 2024 at 8:35 pm #

            Israel is ran by a corrupt scumbag that would blow up the world before facing his charges. And that’s not good for Israel and that’s not good for the United States. -og

            Your an idiot plain and simple.

          • OG April 16, 2024 at 8:46 pm #

            Heckler:
            Yes. Egyptians do not want Israel’s mess. D’uh!

            So what? Talk about a red herring.

            benr:
            Brilliant analysis and retort … not!

          • elysianfield April 17, 2024 at 1:03 am #

            OG,

            Fuck Israel. Fuck the Palestinians. Fuck Iran. So Solly….

            America First. .

          • benr April 17, 2024 at 10:10 am #

            @og

            Stop being an idiot.

        • TruthSeeker1986 April 16, 2024 at 12:41 pm #

          That doesn’t make them “sane” just because they haven’t used them. They haven’t used them because they most likely need the Pentagons permission to do it, AND because they aren’t the only ones with the damn weapons.

          If they used a nuke on any other country with nukes or have allies with nukes then their ass is getting nuked back. The reason America even nuked Japan is because they wanted to bully a smaller country into surrendering and it worked. But not today. Any coward who tries to flex with nukes is getting the same treatment. Nukes is a cowardly way to fight and win wars anyway, you not only harm their soldiers but you end up taking out dozens of innocent people who have nothing to do with it while wiping out their entire cities.

          People use to fight battles and accepted the fact they lost the war if the other side were better fighters. And if possible they avoided as many casualties as they could despite it’s not possible to avoid any human causalities in a major war.

          Nowadays all a person has to do is get ultimately pissed off and desperate enough and they’ll gladly use one, Kim is constantly itching to use one. So far no one has put Israel in a desperate position for them to use a nuke. America was desperate to win against Japan and to end the war quickly, therefore they hit them twice with such weapons. But if Israel were so sane why did they go and develop “The Samson option” where they intend to launch them at everyone including the very nation that supports them regardless of what they do? Yeah that isn’t insane that’s called being a hardcore dick. LITERATELY.

          • elysianfield April 17, 2024 at 12:53 am #

            ” The reason America even nuked Japan is because they wanted to bully a smaller country into surrendering and it worked.”

            Yeah, and the projected casualties for all services in an invasion of the main islands were in the neighborhood of one million American killed and wounded.

            Enough with the bullshit spin regarding the use of the bombs. The US had just under 50,000 casualties on Okinawa alone…and Japan still had over one million troops in China, and Russia would not move on Manchuria until convenient. Japan had…THOUSANDS of Kamikaze aircraft ready to decimate any naval force off their coast. With all respects, stop listening to the crap on the Internets and hit the books.

          • benr April 17, 2024 at 10:20 am #

            @ef

            Gets old reading the idiocy of people stuck in the gears of leftist revisionist nonsense.

            I believe we have reached idiocrasy.

            No one seems to grasp reality until it knocks their teeth out of their own heads.

            The fire storm alone from bombing Japan into submission would have burned down half of Japan and killed millions.
            Nor do these children seem to understand the Godhood status of the Emperor or the fact half of Japan was willing to fight to death to keep Japan as it was.

            For a frame of reference look up the bombing of Dreden and this was mostly Brick and mortar buildings not wood and paper.

            Between 13-15 February 1945, over a thousand heavy bombers of the Royal Air Force and the U.S. 8th Air Force struck the city of Dresden in eastern Germany. On the night of 13 February, the British bombers created a firestorm which engulfed the city’s center. The 8th Air Force’s B-17s, sent to Dresden to bomb its rail yards, attacked over the next two days. The two waves of American bombers restarted fires throughout the city and added to the destruction. Until this point, Dresden, renowned for its cultural and historical significance and known to be crowded with refugees fleeing the Soviet advance, had largely escaped bombing by the Allies. Shortly after the bombs had fallen, controversies about the military necessity of the attack arose, which continue to this day. The number of civilian casualties also came into question, with claims made of up to a quarter million killed. In 2008, an independent historical commission formed by the city of Dresden concluded that approximately 25,000 lost their lives in the attack.

        • Soul Forensics April 16, 2024 at 2:31 pm #

          John,

          Yes, the old Soviet Union and the U.S. disassembled their nukes, but that was after 40 years of often tense relations between the two nations. The current nuclear jockeying can, and most likely will, go on longer than that, if we don’t blow each other up first.

          What makes it worse, though, is that many more countries now have that option, and the politically complex, proxy launches would/will be fast and furious.

          Then there’s the problem of rogue leaders taking over the military, which is why Pakistan has — at least till recently — been my #1 prediction of a country for unleashing the ultimate mayhem.

          Ain’t modern technology wonderful!

          BTW, the Samson Option, as a broad plan, ain’t new. The U.S., during the entirety of the Cold War, mapped out first-strike scenarios with their chief enemy. The first iteration of the neocons had a lot of support with the larger Conservative populace, and — after Reagan outlasted the Bear — that support continued until Trump became the turd in the Republicans’ punch bowl.

      • benr April 16, 2024 at 8:31 pm #

        Every stratagem of warfare which would include nukes, germs and chemicals.

        So go about in the land for four months and know that you cannot weaken Allah and that Allah will bring disgrace to the unbelievers.
        [9.3] And an announcement from Allah and His Apostle to the people on the day of the greater pilgrimage that Allah and His Apostle are free from liability to the idolaters; therefore if you repent, it will be better for you, and if you turn back, then know that you will not weaken Allah; and announce painful punishment to those who disbelieve.
        [9.4] Except those of the idolaters with whom you made an agreement, then they have not failed you in anything and have not backed up any one against you, so fulfill their agreement to the end of their term; surely Allah loves those who are careful (of their duty).
        [9.5] So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
        [9.6] And if one of the idolaters seek protection from you, grant him protection till he hears the word of Allah, then make him attain his place of safety; this is because they are a people who do not know.
        [9.7] How can there be an agreement for the idolaters with Allah and with His Apostle; except those with whom you made an agreement at the Sacred Mosque? So as long as they are true to you, be true to them; surely Allah loves those who are careful (of their duty).
        [9.8] How (can it be)! while if they prevail against you, they would not pay regard in your case to ties of relationship, nor those of covenant; they please you with their mouths while their hearts do not consent; and most of them are transgressors.
        [9.9] They have taken a small price for the communications of Allah, so they turn away from His way; surely evil is it that they do.
        [9.10] They do not pay regard to ties of relationship nor those of covenant in the case of a believer; and these are they who go beyond the limits.
        [9.11] But if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, they are your brethren in faith; and We make the communications clear for a people who know.
        [9.12] And if they break their oaths after their agreement and (openly) revile your religion, then fight the leaders of unbelief– surely their oaths are nothing– so that they may desist.
        [9.13] What! will you not fight a people who broke their oaths and aimed at the expulsion of the Apostle, and they attacked you first; do you fear them? But Allah is most deserving that you should fear Him, if you are believers.

      • elysianfield April 17, 2024 at 12:58 am #

        OG,
        What about those dog-munchers in Best Korea? Or France, or Britain, or Iran, India or the Paki’s? Even the good ol’ USSA? Any nation with nukes will use them in a circumstance considered existential.

        • elysianfield April 17, 2024 at 1:00 am #

          Yeah…Russia and China, too. Cuba was ready to use them during the crisis.

    • JohnAZ April 16, 2024 at 11:42 am #

      And that is only the N of NBC warfare.

      Fauci and the boys are setting up B as an alternative with Covid being “accidentally” loosed upon the world. It was a failure, it did not have the mortality rate to be a good weapon. The vaxx industry was hoped to blunt the effect of the virus developed, but the use of mRNA has just made things worse. Just waiting for Virus X.

      C is not even being discussed.

      Any of the three is enough today to take out the human race. They are in the hands of people like Biden, Austin, Putin, the Mullahs, Bibi, Xi and Un.

      Sleep well.

      • Paula D April 16, 2024 at 11:51 am #

        I can’t find where we were talking about Saudi Arabia, John, so I’ll put this here….
        This is a readout from a conversation between the SA foreign minister and the Chinese foreign minister….

        “Faisal said that Saudi Arabia, deeply concerned about the current escalating situation in the Middle East, hopes that the situation will return to the normal track as soon as possible.

        Noting that Saudi Arabia highly expects China to play an active and important role in this regard, Faisal said the Saudi side is willing to strengthen communication and coordination with China to promote an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in Gaza, start the implementation of the two-state solution, and help achieve stability in the Middle East at an early date.”

        • JohnAZ April 16, 2024 at 12:14 pm #

          Hmm, sounds like China is upstaging someone, doesn’t it.

          BRICS++.

      • Jarek April 16, 2024 at 1:11 pm #

        Completely wrong. The Vax is the weapon not the virus. Any real and deadly virus released would kill the Elite as well, unless they were deeply sequestered in their shelters – which they are not.

        • JohnAZ April 16, 2024 at 4:37 pm #

          Jarek, that is your opinion. I believe that the Virus and vaxx were developed together. Whether the release was accidental, doesn’t make any difference now. The virus was their weapon, the vaxx ended up being as bad. Either way both were targeted at us.

          You have totally missed the point of my post trying to pull out what you want to hear. As usual.

          NBC warfare, whatever variety you want to choose will exterminate the human species along with a lot of the other life on earth if the nuts use it to their control. There is no such thing as controlled NBC warfare.

          • Jarek April 16, 2024 at 5:18 pm #

            Of COURSE they were developed together. Covid is for the Vax, not the Vax for covid. They are more clever than you – far more.

          • GreenAlba April 16, 2024 at 7:54 pm #

            I just listened to someone on James Delingpole’s podcast who reckons that vaxx damage will be cover for the real weapon, which will be chemtrails.

            delingpole.substack.com/p/dan-stevens

            I don’t have any comment to make on it – he gets into some weird stuff towards the end – faked ruins and whatnot.

            There’s an introductory bit about drugs in professional cycling (he’s a former cyclist) – can’t remember where the chemtrails bit starts.

    • elysianfield April 17, 2024 at 1:06 am #

      Full nuclear exchange will destroy the world many times over, as the residual radioactivity and the nuclear winter will extinguish us just as much as the asteroid destroys the dinosaurs.”

      John, that a full nuclear exchange will cause a nuclear winter is pure bullshit…Just another canard thrown out by some failed academic. Think about it.

      • jim e April 17, 2024 at 11:03 am #

        I once again am in full agreement with you.

  41. Amman April 16, 2024 at 12:42 pm #

    No, not at all the trial of the century. A minor show trial which be forgotten by history.

  42. Jarek April 16, 2024 at 1:13 pm #

    Trump is being tried like gold in the furnace. Maybe some of his bullshit will be burned off in the process. He certainly has plenty of that.

    • SoftStarLight April 16, 2024 at 1:51 pm #

      I still like Trump. He is genuine even in all of his faults. I wish he would really See and then act accordingly and choose his associates accordingly.

  43. Amman April 16, 2024 at 1:35 pm #

    No, not at all the trial of the century. A minor show trial that will be eclipsed by events and forgotten to History.

    • SoftStarLight April 16, 2024 at 1:52 pm #

      If he manages to win the election I can see this being the outcome

  44. Jarek April 16, 2024 at 1:38 pm #

    One “Briggs” quoting Sir John Glubb (Glubb Pasha!) on the crisis in Palestine. Glubb was a less dashing but more effective Laurence of Arabia type.

    The Palestine problem is immensely worse. The Israelis and the Arabs are divided by intense hatred. The neighbours of Palestine have all been involved in the struggle. It is perfectly obvious that so large a minority (one and a half millions out of a total of four millions) would be looked upon by the Israelis as a dangerous security risk. They would certainly be closely watched, disarmed, controlled and suppressed—a hated and despised subject race.

    But are not all our modern idealisms directed precisely at preventing the subjection of one race to another? How could the British government object so strongly to white rule in Rhodesia and yet connive at Israeli rule over more than a million and a half Arabs in Palestine? When two races are inflamed with such bitter hatred against one another, is it possible to place a million and a half of one such race under the rule of another?…

    The Efficiency Argument

    But the Israelis are enterprising and efficient. They would develop the Arab areas and the Arabs themselves would have a higher standard of living. The same arguments were used in 1936 when Italy invaded Abyssinia. The country was poor and backward, the Italians would develop it, establish industries, and make good roads. The Abyssinians themselves would be the chief beneficiaries. But the world at large rejected these arguments with vehemence.

    Jews Also Have a Right to Live

    Of course they have. The same right as Christians, Muslims and Hindus. The wildness of Egyptian and Syrian demagogy, their neglect of facts and their empty threats have done the Palestinians more harm than good. Silly boasts about pushing Israel into the sea have been the best Israeli propaganda.

    Once again, however, we must remember that “the Arabs” are a linguistic and cultural group of many different races. It is unjust to reduce the Palestinians to subjection or to drive them from their homes because the Egyptians are carried away by their own verbosity.

    In any case, Israel has amply proved that she is in no danger of being pushed into the sea. She is more likely to push the Arabs into the sea or the desert. Anyone with any knowledge of the area has known this for the last nineteen years.

    Glubb ended the chapter with a list of recommendations and commentary on what would or would not bring peace, such as “A bi-national state of Israelis and Arabs could not succeed. Therefore Israel must give back that part of Palestine which formerly was united to Jordan, for the Arabs to live in.”

    He ended with this thought:

    The dangerous thing about the Palestine grievance is that they have a case which they have never been able to state. The voice of the Palestinians has been drowned by propaganda, or their defence conducted by other Arab states with their own axes to grind, or they have been driven out by military action.

    In his autobiography (which I quoted before) The Changing Scenes of Life: An Autobiography he discusses the purge of Palestinians in 1947 and 1948:

    Whole villages were bulldozed down and then ploughed over [by the nascent Israelis], so that the refugees would have no homes to which to return. After the armistice, some of these refugees attempted to return to their homes at night to see if they could retrieve any of their possessions. All such persons caught by Israeli patrols were shot dead on the spot, without arrest or trial.

    As a result, the infiltrators began to carry weapons and a little sub-guerrilla war developed, which need never have happened…

    The second principle on which their action was based was that of ten-fold reprisals. If one Jew were killed by a refugee infiltrator, ten Arabs must be killed in revenge. For this purpose, a platoon of Israeli soldiers would be sent across the line to kill ten Arabs in a border village.

    I wrote this comment on that passage before, which I see no reason to change:

    Glubb, perhaps surprisingly, does not outright condemn the Jews for these actions. He instead argued that the Israelis learnt this method of suppression from the Germans, who (of course) used it with murderously great success. The Jews, “bullied” by Germans and Russians, became themselves “bullies.” They knew nothing else. And if the Palestinians eventually fell into the habit of terrorism-by-bomb, they learnt that from the Jews in Palestine, who successfully terrorized, murdered, and bombed the British out of that territory before it was ceded to them by the United Nations. There are no real good guys to this story.

    It is worth quoting Glubb’s 1946 prediction to a committee of British and American authorities of what the forced partition of Palestine would bring, from the Benny Morris book The Road to Jerusalem: Glubb Pasha, Palestine and the Jews (p 75; ellipses original):

    In precisely the same manner today, Zionism in Palestine is forcing Arab unity and is creating Arab fanaticism … The Zionists may win this round and the next and the next. They may win for 88 years as did the Crusaders. But there will be 88 years of war, hatred and malice and misery. And in the opinion of the present writer, the Arabs will in the end get the upper hand, even if it be in 200 years, and will push the Jews into the sea again.

    Glubb concluded that the decision of the committee should not

    be limited to a solution of the immediate problem of displaced persons. We must also take into consideration the generations and the centuries to come. An error today may create … one more race problem, which will terminate only, perhaps centuries hence, in the final liquidation of the Jewish bridgehead, after a pogrom of dimensions hitherto unequalled in Jewish history.

    Eighty-eight years brings us to 2036.

    Glubb argued the coming partition plan (p 105; ellipses original) “was unjustly biased in favour of the Jews. It gave sixty per cent of the area of Palestine … to one-third of the inhabitants” and “The greatest injustice in the UNO partition plan had been the award of the Neqeb [Negev]…to the Jews. In this area the population was still preponderantly Arab; the Neqeb had always been Arab in history”.

    Morris tells us that at the start of the 1947-1948 war (p. 124), “Dozens of Arab villages were razed and hundreds of thousands of villagers and townspeople fled or were driven from their homes into (still-) Arab parts of Palestine or out of the country altogether, into exile.” An interesting irony.

    In April 1948, this happened (p 127):

    But the crucial event, without doubt, was the conquest, by IZL and LHI irregulars (assisted by a small number of Haganah men) [Jewish forces], of the Arab village of Deir Yassin on the western outskirts of Jerusalem on 9 April, part of the Haganah’s ‘Operation Nahshon,’ geared to clearing the length of the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem road. The conquest was accompanied, and possibly followed, by the killing, mutilation and rape of dozens of unarmed civilians; altogether, about 110 villagers – most of them women, children and elderly persons – died. Subsequently, British, Jewish and Arab reports of the incident, stressing its gruesomeness, contributed to the precipitation of Palestinian flight from neighbouring and distant villages and towns and sparked feelings of anti-Zionist militancy and vengefulness in the masses and in the political elites in the Arab states.

    This may sound familiar.

    This also only brings us to early 1948, with many years of history to come. If there is interest, there is much more material from Glubb we can cover. Please let me know in the comments.

    Jarek: Both a man of action and a trained scholar with an eminently logical mind. If I may endeavor to aid, He asks why did England condemn White rule in Rhodesia but allow Jewish rule in Palestine? Because England had been taken over by the International Bankers by then, who were and are largely Jewish. And they do not want Whites to have any future, in Africa or anywhere else.

    But enough. He didn’t understand the inner narrative on History, namely conspiracy. But on the facts available to everyone, he draws sane conclusions, such as radically different peoples shouldn’t exist in the same state. Most people aren’t able to do that. And when such people are given access to conspiracy theory, they will draw ridiculous conclusions as well.

    In the end, despite their many victories, the Templars were driven out of the Middle East. And likewise, the Jews will be as well, he says. Nixon held to the same viewpoint, as do many other well informed people. Perhaps they should have taken Madagascar?

    • Soul Forensics April 16, 2024 at 2:54 pm #

      “But the Israelis are enterprising and efficient. They would develop the Arab areas and the Arabs themselves would have a higher standard of living. The same arguments were used in 1936 when Italy invaded Abyssinia. The country was poor and backward, the Italians would develop it, establish industries, and make good roads.”

      Of course, this exactly parallels the Left’s infatuation with the putative promise of the Blacks’ potential.

      It’s a psychological blind spot. Do-gooders not only want to assuage their guilt, they actually believe improvement in the surrounding economic and ‘moral’ environment will lead to success for the once-oppressed.

      Do-gooders will never, on this issue, cure their cognitive dissonance regarding history and genetics.

    • JohnAZ April 16, 2024 at 4:44 pm #

      The Templars left the ME when the last of the crusaders returned to Europe. It was the Pope and the King of France that destroyed the Templars killing the last one, a guy named Demolay, on Friday the 13th. They wanted their influence and control of money.

      The Templars financed many cathedrals in Europe in conjunction with the Stone mason guilds. The roots of the Masons today started then. The children’s organization for the Masons, I believe is Demolay.

      • JohnAZ April 16, 2024 at 4:59 pm #

        Well, it looks like the Friday the 13th is folklore. But,

        Demolay was the last Grand Marshal of the Templars and ruled during the waning time of the last crusade. King Philip of France was deep in debt to the Templars and got permission from the Pope to dissolve them. He had to get confessions from Demolay and other to get the permission from the pope, all made up. When Demolay recanted his confession, Philip had him burned at the stake. March 11 or 18, 1314.

      • Jarek April 16, 2024 at 5:15 pm #

        The Templars were Crusaders and their kingdom in the Middle East, the Outrameer, was over-run with Muslims.

  45. JohnAZ April 16, 2024 at 5:11 pm #

    Okay, here is the Samson Option.

    Israel has 90 nukes. The Samson Option of mass obliteration of another country will be exercised when that country is about to obliterate or destroy Israel. Yes, I would be concerned Iran. It is easy to avoid the Samson option, simply do not invade Israel.

    BTW, who do you suppose gave Israel the reactor and technology to build their bombs?

    The USA?, Russia?

    Guess again.

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    • Soul Forensics April 16, 2024 at 6:01 pm #

      “The Samson Option of mass obliteration of another country will be exercised when that country is about to obliterate or destroy Israel. Yes, I would be concerned Iran. It is easy to avoid the Samson option, simply do not invade Israel.” — JohnAZ

      It is not that easy.

      Humans, despite their self-vaunted abilities and ‘reliance’ on reason, and after millions of years of brain growth and adaptations, are still largely dominated by a dysfunctional autonomic nervous system.

      In a highly stressful political situation, this tends (no surprise) to get ramped up more than what is usual. All it takes is one overreaction somewhere down the line for turbo-shit hitting the fan. One time.

      Do you trust those in charge, in Israel and elsewhere, from what you can presently glean, to act coolly, with dispassion and sanity?

      The situation is unresolvable, at least if you think the answer is diplomatic sense.

      • Jarek April 16, 2024 at 10:17 pm #

        Is an “anti-Semite” always someone who doesn’t like Jews or someone Jews don’t like? And if the former – assuming that could be determined – as they deserving of death as in the old Soviet Union? Or are both cases deserving of death?

        The first sentence is the wisdom of the folk mind, which is so often correct.

        • Soul Forensics April 17, 2024 at 12:57 am #

          Oh, I see, you’re still stung by my labelling of Pound and Celine as anti-Semites. It’s not controversial in the least, and is actually quite a mild tag for those two. Or how would you parse this, from Celine? —

          “While they bugger us and revel in it! …. Mr. Jew, when would you want me to pull down my pants?”

          “Assuming that could be determined”, you say?

          There are many more of these quotes of-a-piece, but you get the point, I take it.

          I won’t even mention the embarrassing (for Celine) motivation for his Jew hatred.

          As I say, if you hate, wear it. And I don’t know why you’d bring up the anti-Gentile angle, as that’s not the topic. Whataboutism never makes for a good argument, and is always a transparently poor deflection.

          • Jarek April 17, 2024 at 1:35 am #

            Until you break free of their blood libel, you are part of this dying culture of death.

            Very few intellectuals can escape it. Wisdom is too simple for you.

            Whataboutism! Wow, no questioning allowed. The Western intellectual tradition is already dead.

          • Soul Forensics April 17, 2024 at 2:59 am #

            I bring up whataboutism because at the outset of this exchange several days ago you immediately shifted to “what about” without dealing with the issue I responded to. I’m perfectly willing to deal with “what about”, but only after as many facets of the “anti-Semitism” label are dealt with.

            As for the abstract, clipped first three sentences, you’ll have to be much more detailed and specific. I don’t respond well to assumptions and cryptic insinuations.

          • BackRowHeckler April 17, 2024 at 11:45 am #

            Pound is lucky he wasn’t executed for treason. Influential friends such as Archibald Macleish & Ernest Hemingway kept him out of the gallows.

          • Jarek April 17, 2024 at 12:44 pm #

            BRH, would you say then that Pound should have been put to death, since he was against the Jews?

            Anti-Semitism was punishable by death in the old Soviet Union. Can we do less? Is it not the ultimate sin in your little red book?
            If you say no, are you not an anti-Semite too?

          • BackRowHeckler April 17, 2024 at 3:57 pm #

            No, I don’t think he should have been executed, Jarek.

            I don’t know what Poubd’s motives were; he lived out of the USA for a long time, and by the 1940s, as Macleish indicated, he had lost touch with reality.

        • Soul Forensics April 17, 2024 at 1:21 am #

          Celine called for the extermination of all French Jews.

          Also, “Céline produced three virulently antisemitic pamphlets between 1937 and 1941 so extreme that even the occupying German generals found them hard to stomach, dismissing them as ‘savage, filthy slang’.”

          • Jarek April 17, 2024 at 12:42 pm #

            So because of one unbalanced man, we must allow ourselves to be invaded and destroyed a la their Kalergi Plan?

            It’s happening as we speak. If you don’t know about it, google it. They support it to the hilt.

            Talk about stuffing reality into a sock. Their fatwa on our race is all too real, yet you talk about one fanatic.

          • Jarek April 17, 2024 at 1:21 pm #

            Well if someone doesn’t like you and hurts you, isn’t it natural not to like him back? Or is that too simple for a high falutin’ type like you to understand or stand under? It takes humility. Grandiose theories are so much more fun….

            And profitable in the games of academia and publishing.

          • Soul Forensics April 18, 2024 at 5:58 am #

            Thank you for finally admitting that Celine (and Pound) were Jew haters, which is the only point I made, and an offhand, minor point in my original post, I might add. I don’t know why you got so riled up about it.

            If Celine had a reason for it, it would be understandable, but for some reason, possibly because France was a hotbed of anti-Semitism — IOW, it was in the cultural air — he mistakenly thought that the initial negative reviews of his seminal novel were the nefarious work of Jews. The actual reason was much more mundane: he, like many other literary geniuses, was misunderstood by obtuse (in this case, mostly Gentile) critics who couldn’t deal with black irony and the brutal truth of the human condition.

            Jarek, one can make an offhand comment about one man without it meaning anything in a larger context. Your obsessive passion for this topic fucks with your sense of proportion.

          • Jarek April 18, 2024 at 12:33 pm #

            You implied that it was bad or without reason. But of course you’re wrong about that, aren’t you?

            People who always present themselves as victims are not righteous. It’s like thinking a stick can only have one end. You don’t understand the contraries at all.

            There’s good anti-Semitism and bad anti-Semitism. And there’s good philo-Semitism and bad philo-Semitism. Og has good both.

            And OF COURSE there’s anti-Gentilism by them. A stick has two ends after all.

          • Soul Forensics April 18, 2024 at 3:14 pm #

            Jesus, man, if I make an offhand comment that someone called ethnicity A evil, is it incumbent upon me every time to then ‘balance’ that statement with “and this other guy said that ethnicity B is also evil”? How awkward (and meaningless in context) would that be?

            The entire reason I made that comment was that it highlights the very interesting fact that artists’ — not recognized my most people — talent is not often matched by character. The contrast in Celine shows that to an extreme.

            But you can’t appreciate that, because all you can see is “the Jews want to destroy us!!!”, and use that hatred to come down on any statement that would challenge or even modify that position in any context it comes up.

            I actually feel bad for you, because your intransigent hatred against a staggering array of groups means that one can never discuss nuance or context with you.

            What, after all, is your grand vision? It’s to put up a big wall in a tiny area to fence in all Whites (sound familiar?) led by a strongman who will enforce all the religious and economic and familial ideals you profess. But that population will have to be further reduced, ad infinitum, because your vaunted purity will — human nature — continue: all Whites will eventually have to be banished when they show a desire to read Jewish novelists, e.g. since the populace could be ‘infected’ by ‘subterranean messages’. Women’s contributions as doctors or dentists or diplomats or businesswomen with unique ideas will have to be subdued or banished because the man must head every influential or traditional position. Of course, Blacks are already banished, so if any White has the gall to be heard listening to a blues tune, they’ll be banished for ‘sympathetic concessions to the enemy’. Eventually, you’ll want to banish everyone who doesn’t conform to the exact sub-sub-sub-doctrine of one subset of one religious belief system. Eventually, no one will be as pure as you, and your powerful ‘Nation’ will be a convocation of one — you.

            We can do all kinds of things, legally and personally, to curtail groups we don’t want to communicate with, but your chief problem isn’t with Jews, women, Blacks, it’s with the human heart and your own rabid hatred. Until you deal with that, your ideas will produce consequences you don’t see coming, and will be ultimately detrimental to the Whites you think you’re aligned with.

            “Their fatwa on our race is all too real, yet you talk about one fanatic.”

            Because the subject of my original comment had nothing to do with “their fatwa on our race”. You still can’t get that through your thick skull.

            No one on this board is here to mollify your obsessions on every post they make.

    • benr April 16, 2024 at 8:25 pm #

      South Africa.

    • elysianfield April 17, 2024 at 12:42 am #

      “Israel has 90 nukes”
      John,
      I have heard numbers north of 300. I cannot recall the source, but I do recall considering the source credible.

      • JohnAZ April 17, 2024 at 1:37 am #

        Look up Google How many———.

        The best indicator I saw said, 90 plutonium weapons deliverable in various delivery systems, with enough plutonium to build 100 to 200 more.

        Hey after about five, what difference does it make. Five hits in Iran and poof no more Iran.

        Other inputs said 90 to 400 weapons, Same response.

        Woe be to any country that in the Israeli chiefs eyes endangers Israel’s existence.

    • Socrates-Detroit April 17, 2024 at 11:56 am #

      @JohnAZ

      Please, tell us, who “gave” Israel the reactor?

      You seem to be quite pleased with yourself.

      I’ll tell you who (I think it) enabled the Israeli nuclear facility at Dimona, and enriched uranium and nuclear weapons that emanated therefrom: FRANCE.

      And the US. Why? Because the US knew what was going on and chose to look the other way.

      Why look the other way? Perhaps because American Jews contributed a lot of money to the Democratic Party, which trumped US national security.

      Just like the US looked at the other way when Israeli aircraft attacked the USS Liberty in 1967 in international waters, killing 34 US sailors and injuring another 174.

      So, did I guess correctly, JohnAZ?

  46. Paula D April 16, 2024 at 5:19 pm #

    Well, we still don’t know what will happen. The Israelis say they made a decision, but they don’t say what they decided.

    From ZeroHedge:
    “Israel has decided how to respond to Iran’s missile attack. This was reported Tuesday evening on Kan 11 evening news. Israel is now waiting to “seize an opportunity.” The agreement came against the backdrop of significant disagreements in the Israeli leadership over the timing and nature of the response. Some ministers demanded to wait for agreement on the international coalition, while others thought it was necessary to respond immediately.

    Axios at the same time is reporting that US Secretary of State Blinken just told a group of American Jewish leaders that the White House wants to see no further escalation, essentially signaling the Washington position that a return to status quo before the Saturday massive Iranian attack is desirable.

    Israel’s war cabinet reportedly met for several hours on Tuesday, and widespread speculation persists over a possible Israeli military response to Iran, but with few clear answers or indicators as yet revealed concerning what’s coming next.”

    • Jarek April 16, 2024 at 10:18 pm #

      If they decide to go nuclear, will you still support them – even when America is a smoking ruin as Pelosi said she would?

  47. benr April 16, 2024 at 8:22 pm #

    The story:
    Kirby Denies Reports That Iran Warned U.S. Officials Before Attacking Israel

    On Monday, John Kirby, the White House’s national security communications adviser, refuted claims and reports that Iranian officials had given the U.S. advance information on the date and intended targets of their assault against Israel over the weekend.

    “This whole narrative out there that Iran passed us a message with what they were gonna do is ridiculous,” Kirby said.

    Kirby informed reporters that Iran’s attempt to attack Israel on Saturday, in which it fired hundreds of missiles and drones in retaliation for a strike on Iranian property in Syria, had failed.

    He stated that Israel and its allies were able to intercept the majority of the missiles, and Kirby also asserted that the U.S. was not informed beforehand about the timeline or targets involved.

    However, according to Reuters, Iran told diplomats from Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq to give extensive notice days before it launched its strike. All three of those countries are allies of the U.S.

    “All I’m telling you is it’s nonsense,” he reiterated. “Can you imagine a world in which Iran would pick up the phone and say, ‘We’re about to try to shwack Israel with 300 cruise missiles and drones, we just wanted to let you know it’s coming, and, oh, by the way, here’s what we’re going to hit… I’m sorry, it just didn’t happen. I can’t account for what sources might be telling you about what they heard. I’m telling you what we heard.”

    Without going into specifics, Kirby did admit that the United States received a message from Iran and that Iran received messages from the U.S. However, he adamantly emphasized that none of these messages related to the details of Iran’s attack over the weekend.

    “Together with our partners, we defeated that attack!” Biden stated during a Monday meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani.

    • benr April 16, 2024 at 8:24 pm #

      I actually believe that Iran did tell the US hey we are going to attack certain targets.

      Not sure why this government would choose to lie about this since EVERYONE knew Iran was going to attack something.

      Saw a funny cartoon showing missiles over Israel and the caption said US funded missiles and pointed to BOTH sets of missiles.

      • OG April 16, 2024 at 8:51 pm #

        Those are good old Rothschilds yucks – bankroll both sides of a war and profit from the carnage and mayhem. Good stuff.

    • BackRowHeckler April 16, 2024 at 9:14 pm #

      I think all major countries have back channel communications with other countries, even adversarial ones.In WW1 US & allied emissaries would meet with Imperial German representatives in Lisbon & Zurich, Switzerland. In WW2, Germany & the Soviet Union, the bitterest of enemies, had contacts in Stockholm. Of course we also have the UN, which seems worthless.

      • elysianfield April 17, 2024 at 12:39 am #

        BRH,
        You DO know that during WWI, the US was paying royalties to Germany for the use of several patents from the 1898 Mauser in our production of the 1903 Springfield rifle.

        • BackRowHeckler April 17, 2024 at 11:27 am #

          That’s interesting Ely. That answers a question I had, which is, why was the Mauser K98 so similar to the Springfield 03? It’s hard to understand why the US gave up on the Krag after only a decade; I suppose it’s because of no stripper clip for faster loading.

        • Socrates-Detroit April 17, 2024 at 12:02 pm #

          After WW2, the US government compensated GM and Ford for damaging Opel (GM) and Ford-Werke (Ford) plants during WW2.

    • Jarek April 17, 2024 at 12:47 pm #

      The Report from Iron Mountain talked about “managed conflicts”. Shades of the Star Trek episode where people reported to extermination chambers after war gamed strikes.

  48. Grace April 16, 2024 at 8:28 pm #

    I’m most intrigued by JHK’s selection of Matt Taibbi to quote this go-round. He (Taibbi) has certainly undergone a transformation since his pre-202o views on the Orange Jesus. Here’s from that fateful year:

    “Royal lunacy is traditionally a secret, but in Twitter-age America it’s a shared national experience. We are all somersaulting down and out the sanity chute. The astonishing thing about Trump is that he wasn’t foisted on us by a council of Bourbons, or by succession law. We elected the man, and are poised to do it again.

    History will judge us harshly for this, and will look with particular venom at Trump’s political opponents in both parties, who over the years were unable to win popularity contests against a man most people would not leave alone with a decent wristwatch, let alone their children.

    Trump’s original destiny was the destruction of the Republicans as a viable entity in modern American politics. Then he ran a general election like he was trying to lose, and won. Now his legacy is the spectacular end of America’s fragile racial consensus.”

    Not only the ‘racial consensus’, but global equilibrium – he will deliberately fuck things up all over, and even those loyal cultified supporters will soon see what a mistake they have made – IF he is re-elected (however, that cannot possibly happen – the Dems were so clever at ‘stealing the 2020 election and leaving no detectable traces’, why surely they’ll just do it again, right?)

    • TruthSeeker1986 April 16, 2024 at 9:16 pm #

      Why is everything about “racial” issues with these boring fucks? Seriously, they intend to exploit this BS forever? Blacks are useless as hell, and whites are hardly even racist since they are perfectly fine with being stepped on by every dickhead that walks through this country and demand something from them.

      • Jarek April 16, 2024 at 10:14 pm #

        If only we were as racist as the liberals portray us! If we were, none of this would have ever happened.

        • TruthSeeker1986 April 16, 2024 at 11:51 pm #

          LOL, it’s painfully annoying. Today I typed into the search engine (not google but duckduckgo) “America destroyed” and almost 80 percent of the articles I ran into were from 2020 and 2023 all of them from major platforms like CNN talking about how dangerous white rage is and everything. I can’t believe how far these clowns are willing to go to get hits.

          I didn’t click the articles but the headlines in the search engine is standard for when you want to look up the issues going on with the West today, and every last article pushes the same agenda.

          • GreenAlba April 17, 2024 at 6:43 am #

            Try Mojeek or another small search engine. You’ll get different results for most things.

        • TruthSeeker1986 April 16, 2024 at 11:54 pm #

          That or either constantly fixated on attacking Trump on a lot of the same issues they are guilty of creating themselves even after he was already no longer president. They just make up a lot of BS in these articles for no reason. Those are the two things they love to push Racial and Trump. 24/7 it’s like they got nothing else to throw in your face besides those two things.

        • Jarek April 17, 2024 at 1:37 am #

          They don’t. That’s what they exist for.

    • messianicdruid April 17, 2024 at 11:21 am #

      Are you calling him names yet?

      m.youtube.com/shorts/jf2ndeNqeHU

  49. SoftStarLight April 17, 2024 at 12:05 pm #

    I was pretty much convinced that the whole thing about Tartaria and the “lost” technologies of that civilization were not real and were indeed conspiratorial. Then I saw two things last night that really made me start reassessing. One . there is a youtuber who has access to some very old maps and he clearly shows that the location, city or city state of Cathay was actually not traditional China but in fact was located north of the Great Wall in modern day Manchuria. He also walked through the clear and aggressive cleansing of the term Cathay in those days – to be replaced by China. Apparently both the Jesuits/Vatican and Chinese wanted the entire world to forget that Cathay was not China but in fact part of Tartaria. Apparently they are allowing reveal on the term slightly now just by saying things like well it was in northern China but was always really China. Yeah.

    Two. And this was an exclamation point for me. One youtuber who was “debunking” Tartaria stated that if you even so much as speak of Tartaria then basically you are facilitating a Russian agenda and supremacist movement. And he said that the original Tartaria theorist who was a math genius from Russia may have been great at math but was essentially stupid about everything else. He said the same thing about Isaac Newton. Once I heard all of that i was like yeah its probably all true. All the technologies that they said were new and fresh at those world’s fairs were actually just old technologies that we were being told our “elite” were making. They actually just stole it. Nothing new under the Sun.

    • Jarek April 17, 2024 at 1:18 pm #

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDpVS7D9AJs

      You’re talking about Shamballa! Russia, China, and Tibet all had legends of this land. Probably the Tartars had some as well. It is located “someplace” in Central Asia, or perhaps on another dimension with the portal being someplace in Central Asia. Or anywhere it wants to be….

      • SoftStarLight April 17, 2024 at 2:12 pm #

        Lol, yes I suppose it is possible. i’ve heard that Shamballa is located somewhere within Inner Earth underneath Tibet. Perhaps the Himalayas are nothing more than the Earth’s crust overlayed over the underground skyscrapers?

        • Jarek April 18, 2024 at 12:35 pm #

          Wise you are. You have an apartment in Shamballa. I saw you go into it the other night.

  50. OG April 17, 2024 at 12:56 pm #

    This Is Why The Price Of Gasoline Could Soon Double…

    theeconomiccollapseblog.com/this-is-why-the-price-of-gasoline-could-soon-double/

    Can you imagine paying seven dollars for a gallon of gasoline? It could soon happen, because it appears that Israel is about to strike Iran, and that is likely to cause events in the Middle East to spiral completely out of control.

    Right now, approximately one-fifth of all oil used in the world goes through the Strait of Hormuz. An apocalyptic war in the region could potentially close the Strait of Hormuz until the conflict is resolved one way or the other. In addition, oil infrastructure could be destroyed in Iran and other nations in the Middle East as the fighting rages, and that could substantially reduce global oil production for an extended period of time. Our way of life depends on cheap oil, and so if a major regional war in the Middle East causes the price of oil to go skyrocketing that is going to deeply affect all of us.

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    • JohnAZ April 17, 2024 at 1:31 pm #

      Yup!!

      Danger points around the world OG.

      Straits of Hormuz

      The Arabian oil terminal itself, within easy reach of Iranian missiles

      Iran itself

      Suez Canal

      Red Sea straits, where Houthis are attacking now.

      Horn of East Africa, Somalian pirates

      South China Sea Indonesian oil

      North Sea.

      Russia, NATO, Mid Asia Islam states

      Canadian oils sands, Biden and the CC mob

      Alaska, Russia wants it back?

      The Arctic, mostly part of Russia.

      Venezuela and Mexico, politics

      OG, you are right, the threat is everywhere. Our JIT inventory supply system is a threat unto itself. Losing the port of Baltimore, I do not know its oil significance, is just an indicator of how fragile the entire supply system is.

      BTW, look at China. It has minuscule internal sources of oil. Its economy is based on coal as a consequence with all the air pollution problems that go along with that. If North America get limited with oil, is that where we are heading. Our stupid politics, Russia, is enabling BRICS++ to corral our sources of oil. Russia’s customers now are in Asia, they do not need Europe any more. Europe needs them big time.

      Oil is starting to follow the supply demand curves predicted in TLE.

      • JohnAZ April 17, 2024 at 1:36 pm #

        The same games are starting to be played with fresh water.

        Resource limitations are starting to drive global power.

      • OG April 17, 2024 at 3:37 pm #

        OG, you are right, the threat is everywhere.

        That’s not exactly what I was saying, JAZ. Everything that you listed is a given. I was specifically talking of the short- and long-term global oil market if, on to pf your list, Israel counter-counter-attacks Iran (which they have assured the world they will do).

        If Israel keeps its word, Bibi is marching us into World War III.

        Bibi will literally blow up the earth before facing the charges against him. Sad but true.

        • Socrates-Detroit April 17, 2024 at 4:53 pm #

          @OG

          It’s not just Netanyahu. It’s the Israeli government and the US Neocons (including our imbecile President).

          As Ellen Cantarow noted in antiwar do-t com today in “Dead on Arrival: Blowback”:

          “Obviously, none of the perpetrators of the genocide in Gaza and the ethnic cleansing of the West Bank were in European concentration camps. In a 1979 interview, renowned Israeli dissident, Hebrew University chemistry professor Israel Shahak pointed out that no Holocaust survivor had ever been a member of the Israeli government. Israel frequently uses the Holocaust to justify its actions in the Palestinian territories. This is a sacrilege.”

          It’s not just the zealots in Israel running the show, or the Israelis dropping the bombs and pulling the triggers. The US is THE enabler–we are complicit. 2 million Palestinians homeless and 34,000 known dead, with thousand more due to die or to be found dead,

          And yes, history rhymes. Today, the US has 1979/1980 inflation; and we have turmoil associated with Iran. Back in 1979 it was the forced abdication of the (American-imposed and supported) dictatorial Shah, now it’s the possibility of an escalation between Israel and Iran, which may damage Iranian oil output, or which may compel Iran to cripple other oil output or “crimp”, maybe even CLOSE, the Strait of Hormuz (thru which it is said 20% of the world’s oil sails thru via tanker…)

          US gasoline prices could double over the summer, as they did in summer 1979.

          And that would really do a job on China too, since I don’t think the infrastructure is in place for Russian oil to replace Saudi/Iranian oil AT THIS TIME. (I think they are working on it though. And I think China is NOW Saudi’s top customer).

          I actually thought oil prices might spike this past weekend, but it they did not. So maybe our concerns are overdone…

          If it’s for Israel, though, it’s all good! Israel uber alles, baby!

          On the bright side, $7 unleaded, that should help Trump, for all of you Trump-lovers!

          Don’t worry–the US Congress is busy trying send billions that we don’t have to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. They have it under control….

          • OG April 18, 2024 at 12:45 am #

            Good points, Socket. Thanks.

            This appears to be a splendid time for me to re-terate what really happens when Congress “sends” money to Ukraine:

            Zelensky: “Give me another $60B or I’ll cry!”
            ?“Joe Biden”: “Do it!”
            ?Congress: “Done!”
            ?Treasury: “We need another $60B.”
            ?Fed rubs its hands together in maniacal laughter.
            ?Fed: “Abra-cadabra! Done.”
            ?MIC: “Over here!”
            ?Treasury: “Done.”
            ?MIC then sends infinitely over-priced, inventory dumps of killing machines to Ukraine.
            ?MIC then dumps the money “sent” to Ukraine into the NYSE.
            Money laundered and doled out.
            Racketeering theft, plain and simple.

          • OG April 18, 2024 at 12:56 am #

            “Socket”? That was supposed to be Soc-Det.

          • messianicdruid April 18, 2024 at 11:13 am #

            “On the bright side, $7 unleaded, that should help Trump, for all of you Trump-lovers!”

            Where did this come from?

    • SoftStarLight April 17, 2024 at 2:15 pm #

      Who is wishing for what, OG? Or is that little message kinda a generalized cautionary note. I wish for working trade routes and supply chains. If I wanted more Caribbean Calcite from Pakistan i would like to be able to obtain it.

      • Jarek April 17, 2024 at 2:38 pm #

        Just looked at a picture. Caribbean because of its color?

        • SoftStarLight April 18, 2024 at 2:52 am #

          Yep exactly! The piece I have has wonderful teal shades some being a little more green and others more blue and then there are some white sandy like shades layered in too. Calcite feels sort of like soap though it is harder than that and that is how you can tell it apart from like quartz which is harder than glass but feels kinda like glass just gets much colder.

      • OG April 17, 2024 at 4:04 pm #

        SSL, I was giving warning to those who think that Iran was unsuccessful in their “Operation True Promise” and cheerleading for Israel to pound Iran for having the audacity of (unsuccessfully) responding to having their Damascus embassy precision-bombed.

        People who think that it is a good idea for Bibi to attack Iran are none too bright and need be warned vis-à-vis how stupid they are.

        • Socrates-Detroit April 17, 2024 at 5:05 pm #

          Iran demonstrated that Iran has its own Samson option–that should Israel, or the US, or even Russia, or Saudi, or anyone, pose an existential threat to Iran or the Iranian government, they have the ability and the will to attack Israel and cripple it. All by themselves. That is the IRANIAN Samson Option.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2024 at 5:48 pm #

            This Samson option seems to merely suggest or even guarantee that wars will be fought ‘conventionally/asymmetrically’– as they have been doing.

          • OG April 17, 2024 at 5:49 pm #

            Exactly. Iran used their 300+ drones as pawns. Plus they got rid of some of their ancient cruise missiles. Stopping those drones and those old missiles cost Israel over a billion dollars!

            While all that was going on, Iran did successfully, accurately hit their targets with seven of their hypersonic ballistic missiles. Iran proved, beyond shadow of doubt, that the top missile defence on earth is limply impotent against these hypersonic ballistic missiles.

            And … Iran never even used any of its best missiles.

            Israel is hooped.

            ***
            Bibi will literally blow up the world before facing his charges.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2024 at 6:42 pm #

            Fuck Israel.

            When you fuse yourself so tightly with a religion and a State, that you can’t think straight, you’ve lost the plot.

        • messianicdruid April 18, 2024 at 11:16 am #

          “…and need be warned vis-à-vis how stupid they are.”

          This technique is questionable.

          • OG April 18, 2024 at 11:23 am #

            Good point.

            Sad but true.

    • BackRowHeckler April 17, 2024 at 3:42 pm #

      Well, Saudi Arabia is Iran’s main adversary & the country Iran is most likely to wage a ground war against if their proxy war in Yemen doesn’t work out. Apparently Saudi missile squadrons shot down some of Iran’s drones headed to Israel. Iran backed Houtis could do some damage in the Straits of Hormuz but nothing that the Royal Navy or the US Navy couldn’t easily deal with.

      • OG April 17, 2024 at 4:12 pm #

        Huh? Israel bombed Iran’s Damascus embassy with seven top personnel dead. Iran attacked Israel. Israel has promised escalation.

        Israel is “Iran’s main adversary & the country Iran is most likely to wage a ground war against.” Clearly.

        Iran can shutdown the Persian Gulf!

        Note: Riyadh has denied the rumours that they participated in defence of Israel last weekend. Just because your MSM tells you something hardly means that it’s true.

      • Paula D April 17, 2024 at 4:45 pm #

        Looking at a map made me doubt rumors of Saudis shooting down Iranian drones “on the way to Israel.”

        The story about Saudis cooperating with the US and Israel was quickly debunked.

        Yemen is stopping US, UK, and Israeli shipping, and there is not anything the Royal Navy or the USN can do about it, which is why we got the hilarious spectacle of the US asking China for help.
        As if!
        20 years of hassling China in the South China Sea, using the rubric of “protecting sea lanes”, and then the US has the nerve to ask China for help?
        Jeez, psychopaths have no shame.

        Moon of Alabama had a story on this very topic today.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2024 at 6:25 pm #

          I seem to recall an article almost literally entitled, ‘Saudis pivot toward Russia’.

          That continent’s Belt And Road Initiative and the concept of relocalization both seem to disclude USA.

          If it cannot secured much of its oil, its long way down will likely hurt.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2024 at 6:26 pm #

          …unless in part of course we learn/do stuff along the lines of Cuba’s Special Period/Britain’s Victory Gardens kind of thing and soon/fast.

        • Socrates-Detroit April 17, 2024 at 10:10 pm #

          @Backrowheckler

          Your comment is disjointed and illogical.

          The Houthis are on the Red Sea, not the Strait of Hormuz. They are not a full-fledged nation-state but they seem to be doing a good job of tying down the US and “allied” warships and are still able to hit commercial ships.

          Iran is far more formidable than the Houthis who are giving the US so much trouble.

          If Iran chooses to attack shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, or close the Strait, it is unlikely the US Navy can keep it “clear enough” to keep insurance rates and risk low enough for tankers to pass as if nothing was going on. Sorry.

          Saudi Arabia is NOT Iran’s “main adversary”. The US and Israel are. Saudi-Iran relations have improved a lot–the countries have ambassadors and foreign ministers have visited.

          Even when tensions between Iran and Saudi were high, why would Iran attempt to invade Saudi? How would they do this? march across Iraq and Kuwait? Or an amphibious assault? They would do neither. They would attack Saudi oil facilities–wells, pipelines, loading facilities, attempting to disable them–or permanently cripple them.

          Saudi and Iranian governments BOTH share an interest in being able to pump and sell oil–ESPECIALLY Saudi.

          Maybe Israel, or better yet, the US, should warn Saudi Arabia to join “the team”-or else. Why not? Let’s see how that works out.

          @Paula D BRH’s brief note is way off. Hard to tell if he really believes it, or in light of the significant defeat Israel suffered over the weekend, he is just trying to obfuscate and deflect. Not a very good job of either.

          I liked your link. It’s very logical. And there is another link. In short, the articles on Moon of Ala are longer than 3 lines, but articulate how the Iranian strike, (a measured response to the cowardly and criminal Israeli attack on the Iranian embassy) has demonstrated that Iran, acting independently, can reach out and hit Israel.

          In other words, Iran now has it’s own “Samson Option”, should the US, Israel, or even Russia or China, threaten Tehran.

          This may not help the Palestinians, who have suffered 2 million displaced and over 33,000 dead (with more coming).

          Even as the Palestinians suffer, by Israel’s own standard of “destroy Hamas” and (the lie they peddle) “free the hostages”, the war ON Gaza is not succeeding.

          It has however, shown the Zionist regime for what it is, every bit as cruel and evil as the Naa-zis, which is going to cause Israel, many problems, not the least of which is the weakening of American power and prestige, and increase America’s economic difficulties.

          Given all that, we are going to be seeing more shrill and desperate comments here to paper that over or deflect attention from the harsh reality….

        • Jarek April 18, 2024 at 12:38 pm #

          Jordan is the traitor, not Saudi Arabia.

  51. Jarek April 17, 2024 at 1:02 pm #

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/gap-between-caitlin-clarks-wnba-210602880.html

    We need a reality check. We need to field a team of female stars and put them against NBA players. That should silence all of this talk. Then put them against male college player. And then? Then against good male high school players. Olympic women are basically at the level of male high school players.

    The other day Caitlin bowed to the Blacks that have been savaging her, calling her “a little White” and “lunch meat” by praising for her heroes – a bunch of Black women. She knows which side her lunch meat is mayonaised on. She’s no moral paragon.

    • SoftStarLight April 17, 2024 at 2:19 pm #

      lol mayonnaised on . you are too funny

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2024 at 5:53 pm #

        Will Jarek be co-owning our cafe in Greenwich? And, if so, in what capacity? Jarek? Can you cook or make drinks or do the accounting? How about an apartment upstairs over the cafe?

        • SoftStarLight April 18, 2024 at 3:11 am #

          Cookies & Enchantments, thats the name of our cafe/shop. I just remembered it the other day so funny you bring it up! Yes, i imagined Jarek was providing seed money for the startup so he is a co-owner. I can keep the books so y’all don’t need to worry about that. And your knowledge will be invaluable in the kitchen and prep station. I can help you in both but will also need to be on the floor with customers shopping for crystals and incense and knick knacks and laughing with them while i process their orders.

        • Jarek April 18, 2024 at 12:42 pm #

          We can put low doses of psychedelic mushrooms in the food and drink so as to brighten their day.

          Sounds good. I will regularly come down to the cafe in an intoxicated and disheveled state for breakfast. I will talk to myself about customers and important issues.

    • Q. Shtik April 18, 2024 at 12:30 pm #

      Olympic women are basically at the level of male high school players. – Jar

      ============

      This is the most recent instance of you making an ass of yourself. It must kill you to see a female athlete getting so much attention. She should be home, barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen preparing dinner, right?

      You should watch some women’s college basketball, specifically Iowa, to discover what all the hoopla is about.

      • Jarek April 18, 2024 at 12:43 pm #

        You are in love with this young woman! I approve!

      • Mac April 18, 2024 at 8:23 pm #

        Jarek is correct, Q. The US national women’s soccer team was beaten by a U14 or 15 boys team.

        • Q. Shtik April 18, 2024 at 10:07 pm #

          Your’s and Jarek’s asinine implication is that if FloJo can’t outrun Usain Bolt she should hang up her track shoes and learn how to code?

  52. Jarek April 17, 2024 at 1:07 pm #

    Western Rifle Shooters has been taken down. A very bad sign. Last time that happened was just as the BLM riots began. Another sign of world war about to commence.

    • SoftStarLight April 17, 2024 at 2:20 pm #

      And since the BLM riots were primarily domestic i wonder if it means WWIII is coming to our streets?

      • Jarek April 17, 2024 at 3:51 pm #

        I just got to the part of Fear of the Living Dead where they talk about TEOTWAWKI, Helter Skelter, Koyaniquatsi.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2024 at 5:55 pm #

          Do you get some sun?

        • SoftStarLight April 18, 2024 at 3:16 am #

          Oh yeah I think i remember that part too. Do you know which season/episode? I think I stopped watching once it got to Season 3 and didn’t pick it back up. Do you think i need to revisit it?

          I got to episode 17 of Season 1 of Earth Final Conflict and stopped but I plan to keep watching it as it is getting pretty good.

        • Jarek April 18, 2024 at 12:47 pm #

          Yes, season 3. My brother said at one point they kill a bunch of White Nationalists. I don’t know if this group is that. So far they’ve just been presented as Christian patriots.

          The show is very pro-Hispanic just as The Walking Dead was very pro-Black. Nick’s girlfriend was in Prison Break. She has aged very well….

          Netflix prompts you to finish up shows. So nice of them.

    • elysianfield April 18, 2024 at 5:19 pm #

      I visit there daily. I am hoping that it is a temporary glitch.

  53. elysianfield April 17, 2024 at 2:28 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    Fred is up!

    https://fredoneverything.org/police-in-the-real-world/

    • Jarek April 17, 2024 at 3:46 pm #

      Beryl says that Blacks get a lot of bad press. But not enough. There cannot be enough until we say enough.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2024 at 5:21 pm #

        A thought has recently been invading my thoughts in general: Learn how to make and bake a lemon meringue pie, a fave.

        Do you like pies? If so, which?

        I just bought some watermelon seeds. They told me that watermelon needs a long growing season and that it’s not overly recommended up here in Nova Scotia unless– maybe– one germinates the seeds very early– ‘like now’, the salesperson said.

        And so it is that, within a few hours, that’s what I will do and this fall we will see what we shall see.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2024 at 5:59 pm #

        ‘White’s’ are getting a lot of bad press too, Jarek. I guess that’s why you’re here, trying to balance it out.

    • BackRowHeckler April 17, 2024 at 3:51 pm #

      In the Hartford news a few days ago, a Captain on the HPD salary $270,000 per year, lieutenants and sergeants right around $225,000, regular patrolmen $150,000+. Hartford streets can be rough but that’s pretty good pay. I think there’s a lot of overtime and extra duty in the compensation.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2024 at 6:02 pm #

        Maybe a group of cops can roll into some town and buy out all the land from under everyone’s feet, jack up the cost of living for others with lower pay, and rename the town, Coptown.

        “This town ain’t big enough for the both of us.” ~ some actor in some western film

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2024 at 5:16 pm #

      You say to the effect that you’re an ex-cop and black (or at least your ass is, as you often tell some to kiss it), while you said you like Jarek, who ceaselessly shoots textual arrows to hit blacks with on a site run by a Jew who eats pork on a blog section called Clusterfuck Nation in the midst of what some are calling an Israeli genocide against the Palestinians.

      Can’t make this up.

      Says a green anarchist.

      • elysianfield April 17, 2024 at 9:59 pm #

        “You say to the effect that you’re an ex-cop and black (or at least your ass is, as you often tell some to kiss it),”

        Zaz,
        I NEVER ONCE intimated that I was black, and insofar as your downstream…rant, I would not, even if I understood what you are trying to suggest, repost your comments.

        I understand your (what does your generation call it?) butthurt, but really, Zaz, your comments below, taken as a group, are incomprehensible.

        It just may be reality that you cannot accept.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2024 at 12:43 am #

          I qualified that with “…or at least your ass is…”. I also recall, in context with your link’s author’s take, that you’ve previously spoken rather fondly of your own experience as a cop.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2024 at 12:48 am #

          “It just may be reality that you cannot accept.” ~ elysianfield

          The reality is as I’ve mentioned below; we– and you– as nakied apes behind the bars of the declining State that cannot be trusted and now, according to many, wears its corruptions on its sleeve.

          Relationship – Trust = Collapse

          Collapse – Dust/Chaos = Anarchy (or thereabouts)

          I’ll get my anarchy one way or another.

          • elysianfield April 18, 2024 at 11:45 am #

            “I’ll get my anarchy one way or another.”

            Zaz,
            I expect that you will, but it will not be your form of
            “anarchy”, but rather, some one else’s.

            …You won’t like it.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2024 at 12:40 pm #

            Actually, many, including myself, will like increasing anarchy over the increasingly-miserable excuse and abject failure for a, to be charitable, ‘society’, we currently have.

            Hardship can be part of welcomed changes. We get that.

            I’m looking forward to them and am reasonably prepared.

            And it’s not like you will be around, or ever were, to help make it likeable anyway, have you?, both virtually online and in the real world?

            Some well-meaning cops might think they are doing so, but from what seems to be the case, for the most part, aside from brainwashy, feel-good, shallow corporate-legacy media anecdotes, photo-ops and recent article-links like yours, they appear only to have made it worse, in large part by helping to prolong the misery of the State.

          • elysianfield April 18, 2024 at 5:16 pm #

            “I’m looking forward to them and am reasonably prepared.”

            …(giggle….)

            You don’t even own a fucking weed eater.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2024 at 1:06 am #

          “…your comments below, taken as a group, are incomprehensible.” ~ elysianfield

          —-

          You mean the lost bit? Useless too & infantilistic…

          Self domestication. ‘Control the food, you control the people.’ (H. Kissinger, paraphrased)…

          …self-disempowerment; relinquishment of certain levels of skill and knowledge of the basics, like food, clothing and housing.

          …erosion of trust of the specialists we rely on, such as lawyers, politicians, teachers, medical & media professionals, etc..

          No trust = no relationship.
          No social trust = no society

          That’s lost.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2024 at 1:28 am #

          Comment from your own link:

          paul edwards
          April 15, 2024 at 11:00 pm

          […] Most street crime may be black, I don’t know. Wouldn’t be a surprise. Whitey has big time crime all locked up for himself and ghetto blacks know it so they go for what’s doable and leave the billions in theft for Citibank and General Dynamics.

          —-

          Of course the cops pick on the little guy.

          • elysianfield April 18, 2024 at 5:14 pm #

            “Of course the cops pick on the little guy.”

            Yeah, do you know, where I worked in Mayberry, the toughest criminal in the bunch was Aunt B? We left her alone, but regularly beat the shit out of Goober.

            Your youth belies your wisdom.

        • benr April 18, 2024 at 9:48 am #

          Or as I have recently said ZAZ is just an idiot.
          Once that is realised everything else just falls into place.

          This fool identifies wrongly with a group of people famous for blowing things up and attempted assassinations.
          And the only anarchy this idiot will ever have is between his rattled ears.

          • benr April 18, 2024 at 9:48 am #

            realized…

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2024 at 12:03 pm #

            Once you’re done with your flak and projections, feel free to offer the comment section the civilian deaths and injuries statistics of your so-called (fabricated?) ‘anarchists” bombings versus the States’, say over the past 2 years WRT the wars in Ukraine and Israel.

            About 0 for the former compared with about 300 000 for the latter?

          • benr April 18, 2024 at 3:10 pm #

            Here is an idea do your own fucking research.
            You’re the ones dumb enough to tag yourself an anarchist and then not know how to flesh out the actual term with what it “historically” late 1800’s onwards means.

            May 4, 1886 Haymarket riot.
            November 11, 1887 Four anarchists are hanged for allegedly throwing a bomb at Haymarket.
            July 11, 1892 Francois Claudius Koenigstein (Ravachol) is executed in France; becomes an anarchist martyr.
            February 12, 1894 Emile Henry detonates a bomb in the Cafe Terminus, killing one and injuring twenty.
            September 10, 1898 Elisabeth, Empress of Austria is stabbed by an anarchist.
            July 29, 1900 Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by anarchist Gaetano Bresci.
            September 6, 1901 President William McKinley is shot by an anarchist.
            November 1919 Palmer Raids begin.
            December 21, 1919 249 political radicals are deported including anarchist leader Emma Goldman.
            September 16, 1920 A bomb explodes on Wall Street killing 38.

          • Paula D April 18, 2024 at 5:11 pm #

            Weird list, ben. You put people prosecuted and deported as evidence they were violent. And you list only some of the assassinations leading up to WW1.

            A lot of leaders had to be killed to kick WW1 into gear. Like antifa today, they used “anarchists” back then to do some of their wet work.

            1894- President of France
            1896- Shah of Persia
            1897-Prime Minister of Spain
            1898-President of Guatemala
            1898-Empress of Austria
            1899-President of the Dominican Republic
            1900-King of Italy
            1901- President of the United States
            1903- King and Queen of Serbia
            1905- Prime Minister of Greece
            1907- Prime Minister of Persia
            1907-Prime Minister of Bulgaria
            1908-King of Portugal
            1910-Prime Minister of Egypt
            1911-Prime Minister of Russia
            1912-Prime Minister of Spain
            1913-King of Greece
            1914-attempt on Rasputin
            1914-Arch Duke of Austria
            1914- Supreme Commander of Italy

        • Jarek April 18, 2024 at 12:48 pm #

          Well you do sometimes reference you black ass, I assume in jest.

          • elysianfield April 18, 2024 at 1:02 pm #

            Jarek,
            You speak Yiddish…German?

          • Jarek April 18, 2024 at 2:34 pm #

            What’s that got to do with your putative black ass?

          • elysianfield April 18, 2024 at 3:27 pm #

            Because…because the word is not descriptive, but rather used in the possessive?

  54. The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2024 at 5:37 pm #

    Think what you will of cops. They are not perfect. But they are out there, day and night, amid the blood and snot and cum, the screaming freshly raped girls and the desperate old women dying amid their vodka bottles and the insane and miserable. Try it, and then judge.” ~ Fred Reed (elysianfield’s

    One would think, or at least have hoped, that Fred Reed, amid his ‘copaganda’, would understand that a cop’s whole fucking raison d’etre is to ‘go looking for trouble’– that and in a State-based overscaled context. ‘Head, meet ass; ass, head.’

    No cops, no military, no arms of the State = no State.

    elysianfield: go post my comment here, verbatim on Reed’s site. I dare you. Then invite him over here. I double dare you.

    • BackRowHeckler April 17, 2024 at 5:48 pm #

      Fred Reed has been around; I doubt if he will be too impressed with your keyboard Anarchistic BS.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2024 at 6:08 pm #

        “Sheriff John Brown always hated me
        For what? I don’t know
        Every time I plant a seed
        He said, “‘Kill it before it grows’
        He said, ‘Kill them before they grow’
        And so, and so
        Read it in the news
        I shot the sheriff (oh, Lord)
        But I swear it was in self defense (where was the deputy?)
        Ooh, ooh, ooh (I said)
        I shot the sheriff
        But I swear it was in self defense
        Yeah (ooh).”

        ~ I Shot The Sheriff, by Bob Marley

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2024 at 6:20 pm #

          Kill the seeds before they grow‘ and so you have a State monoculture around the planet and its naked apes behind its bars talking endlessly about, it, knowing no better or conceiving of nothing better.

        • jim e April 17, 2024 at 8:30 pm #

          They Say the Wind Is Red: The Alabama Choctaw ? Lost in Their Own Land
          Jacqueline suggests that the story of “I shot the sherriiff” came out of Alabama.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2024 at 12:49 am #

            “…when the police enforce the law, they do so unevenly, in ways that give disproportionate attention to the activities of poor people, people of color, and others near the bottom of the social pyramid. And when the police violate the law, these same people are their most frequent victims…” ~ Kristian Williams, ‘Our Enemies In Blue’

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2024 at 1:22 am #

            Alabama? I suppose that’s possible.

            In any case, I’ve often said we are a lost species that has become a victim of its own technologies, including ‘government'(a cluster of sociomaterial technologies) and that doesn’t know the ancestral basics (food, housing, clothing) anymore and that has lost true community and even its own children, through daycare, babysitter, cellphone/screenerism & elementary-school, etc., outsourcing.

            We often don’t even communicate in person, but via internet and sites like these.

            That’s abjectly, profoundly lost.

            Especially where we don’t even realize we’re lost.

            And where we think that people like me are somehow out of touch with reality. At least how they put it, maybe just for an attempt at emotional effect– you know– ‘butthurt’?

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2024 at 6:10 pm #

        Fred Reed has been around; I doubt if he will be too impressed with your keyboard Anarchistic BS.” ~ BackRowHeckler

        —-

        Then let him come and educate me, Marlin.

        • benr April 17, 2024 at 6:30 pm #

          Why would he waste his tome on a complete nobody who distorts the term Anarchist to mean something other than what it has historically meant.
          Violent anti-government shitheads that blow shit up.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2024 at 6:56 pm #

            You’re lost and you don’t even know it.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2024 at 6:57 pm #

            …Or, to be charitable, you pretend.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2024 at 6:58 pm #

            As Reed is lost.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2024 at 6:59 pm #

            As our entire species is lost.

            Good luck with that. (as Caelan tips his drink toward Ben)

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2024 at 6:16 pm #

        Joe Biden’s been ‘around’ too, FWTW.

    • elysianfield April 18, 2024 at 11:54 am #

      Zaz,
      You…you DOUBLE DARE ME?

      My God, I am undone….

      Fred Reed did not canonize cops, he merely said that they were, like everyone else, imperfect humans. Your obvious verbal gesticulations regarding the post indicates that you cannot accept the darker sides of humanity that first responders know well. To accept these horrors as existing, your puerile worldview collapses.

      Might I suggest a corollary to your “anarchy” tome;

      If we all ran around naked, there would be no wars…because there would be no place to pin the medals!!!

      Equally as valid to someone of limited gifts or complete lack of wisdom.

      You will remain foolish, and your arguments embarrassing to you among adults. You have my sympathy.

    • Jarek April 18, 2024 at 12:49 pm #

      Denver’s getting rid of a lot of its cops to give the funding to the newcomers. Let’s see how that works out.

  55. The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2024 at 6:39 pm #

    One was of a human face that had been completely skinned with an Xacto knife.” ~ Fred Reed, via elysianfield (above)

    In a ‘Dunbar Number’– a small scale system with real community, family and culture intact— that has not allowed the overscaled crony-capitalist plutarchy State techno-system dystopia to take it over, Fred Reed would not be writing what he just did.

    —-

    Slave To The Rhythm

    youtu.be/Z0XLzIswI2s?feature=shared

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  56. The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2024 at 6:51 pm #

    La Vie En Rose

    youtu.be/J-JfDk_EKxY?feature=shared

    —-

    OMG! No bombs and blood! Just a life in pink! Sacrilege!

    • SoftStarLight April 18, 2024 at 3:22 am #

      Love it!!

  57. The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2024 at 7:24 pm #

    Why would he waste his tome on a complete nobody who distorts the term Anarchist to mean something other than what it has historically meant.
    Violent anti-government shitheads that blow shit up.
    ” ~ benr April 17, 2024 at 6:30 pm (upthread)

    —-

    He doesn’t have to come here, he’s getting it on his own comment section (see immediately below).

    When your State’s violence levels down its bombings to your so-called anarchists, then come talk to us. Clearly you, Reed, BackRowHeckler, beantownbill, JHK, and elysianfield, etc., don’t know what you’re talking about.

    You have the States’ hands around your intellectual ‘nads.

    —-

    Dan
    April 16, 2024 at 11:57 pm

    Cops are a reflection of the society they exist in. Ours is terminally ill.

    —-

    Mad Celt
    April 17, 2024 at 2:44 pm

    Like they told Super Chicken, you knew the job was dangerous when you took it.

    —-

    Pamela Storer
    April 15, 2024 at 10:57 pm

    What amazes me, and has for some time, is why it is, that given this stinking underseam of Hell that permeates all American cities, why does no one ask ‘why? what is causing this, what do we have to do to stop it’. there seems to be no more than a weary shrug, a sort of religious acceptance, along the lines of ‘God must have meant it’. I feel no interest in their God, nor do I just accept. There has to be an answer – the systems need changing, the Dominant Paradigm ditched for something else.
    But how to do that, darned if I know.

    —-

    ruralguy
    April 16, 2024 at 12:13 am

    […] The average American has descended into a poverty of the mind that is far worse than economic poverty. The chaos on the streets of Washington DC reflects this. What’s truly sad is the chaos in most American’s minds.

    —-

    paul edwards
    April 15, 2024 at 11:00 pm

    […] Most street crime may be black, I don’t know. Wouldn’t be a surprise. Whitey has big time crime all locked up for himself and ghetto blacks know it so they go for what’s doable and leave the billions in theft for Citibank and General Dynamics.

  58. benr April 17, 2024 at 8:25 pm #

    They really want some other plandemic to fire up.
    On the news cycles.
    We see the following:
    Bird Flu
    TB
    Junta virus
    Small pox
    Measels
    Ebola
    and now a double down of the racist monkey pox!

    New Mpox Lineage Raises Alarm in DRC
    As the DRC struggles to contain a deadly mpox outbreak, a “sudden and unusual” mutation is worrying researchers who warn it could spread internationally, reports The Telegraph.

    The stage: The DRC is already battling the deadly clade 1 mpox strain, which has led to 4,500+ cases and 300 deaths this year, per CIDRAP.

    The new lineage, “clade 1b,” has led to 241 suspected cases primarily in the densely populated mining town of Kamituga near the Rwandan border, according to a preprint paper.

    It appears to be better at spreading between people, primarily via sexual contact. It can also evade detection by some tests.

    A need for close monitoring: While further research is needed, the paper’s authors say the strain has “pandemic potential,” reports the CBC.

    The paper was at the center of an Africa CDC meeting convened last week.

    “This is not just a Congo-centric issue, this is not just a sub-Saharan Africa issue, this is a global issue,” said Jason Kindrachuk, the paper’s co-author.

    They left out the part it is primarily transmitted among gay men but hey why not start some form of panic.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2024 at 1:24 am #

      Well just make sure you talk about it hereon so that we know about it and maybe can wring our hands over it or something.

  59. benr April 17, 2024 at 8:42 pm #

    Biden Suggests His Uncle Was Eaten By ‘Cannibals’

    This would explain Joe Biden and his massive cognitive issues.

    This man is delusional.

    We should name him kuru Joe!

    President Joe Biden has suggested twice that his uncle may have been eaten by cannibals after his plane crashed in New Guinea during World War II.

    On Wednesday, Biden implied that his uncle, Ambrose Finnegan, was eaten by cannibals, even though military records show that the plane plunged into the Pacific.

    “He got shot down in an area where there were a lot of cannibals at the time,” Biden initially told reporters after visiting a war memorial that bears his uncle’s name in Scranton, Pa. “They never recovered his body, but the government went back when I went down there, and they checked and found some parts of the plane.”

    Upon traveling to Pittsburgh to deliver a speech regarding steel tariffs, the 46th president recounted the same story.

    “He got shot down in New Guinea, and they never found the body because there used to be—there were a lot of cannibals, for real, in that part of New Guinea,” Biden told United Steelworkers union members.

    According to the Pentagon’s Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Finnegan’s aircraft was actually lost over the open Pacific Ocean on May 14th, 1944.

    “For unknown reasons, this plane was forced to ditch in the ocean off the north coast of New Guinea. Both engines failed at low altitude, and the aircraft’s nose hit the water hard,” the military’s account says. “Three men failed to emerge from the sinking wreck and were lost in the crash. One crew member survived and was rescued by a passing barge. An aerial search the next day found no trace of the missing aircraft or the lost crew members.”

    While telling the story, Biden attacked Donald Trump for allegedly skipping a 2018 visit to the military cemetery outside of Paris during his term in office after calling fallen U.S. troops buried there “suckers” and “losers.”

    “Suckers and losers? The man doesn’t deserve to have been the commander in chief of my son,” Biden said in Pittsburgh, after saying in Scranton that Trump “refused to go up to the memorial for veterans in Paris.”

    The remarks come from an article by The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg that said Trump “blamed rain for the last-minute decision [not to visit the cemetery], saying that ‘the helicopter couldn’t fly’ and that the Secret Service wouldn’t drive him there. Neither claim was true.”

    However, in 2020, evidence surfaced that refuted Goldberg’s story, demonstrating that the Navy had miscalled bad weather, preventing the helicopter trip to the cemetery.

    Trump gave a speech at a different military cemetery close to Paris in the rain without an umbrella before leaving for the U.S.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2024 at 1:34 am #

      Thank you for your contribution to the bread and circuses, benr.

      • benr April 18, 2024 at 7:58 am #

        I’m going to assume I got under your skin.
        Feel free to ignore my contributions as I do most of your irrelevant nonsense.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2024 at 11:37 am #

          Politics as, and practically is, grocery-store checkout-level gossip rags.

          elysianfield’s own recent copaganda link’s commentary that I grabbed conveniently echoes my misery’s company in that regard.

          Rest assured, however, that JHK flirts with it each week.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2024 at 11:49 am #

          I’m going to assume I got under your skin.” ~ benr

          —-

          Well it’s a bit like who I’m reminded of: This Douglas Murray character I’ve been running into on You Tube. Ever seen/heard of him?

          Under one of his videos, this is what I wrote… hang on, let me get it so it’s verbatim:

          “Murray seems to be on or in a lot of Israel-related and/or pro-Israel channels or videos, respectively and, along with his ostensible bent, seems a bit of an Israeli propaganda mouthpiece. I’d be surprised if he survived his career.”

          • benr April 18, 2024 at 3:06 pm #

            That is a firm yes Benr “You got under my skin.”

            Trust me it’s not hard to just admit it.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2024 at 6:56 pm #

            benr, much of society is ‘under my skin’. LOL

    • Jarek April 18, 2024 at 12:52 pm #

      Sounds like he’s coopted what happened to one of the Rocker-fella boys.

  60. The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2024 at 2:08 am #

    assianfield

    I understand your (what does your generation call it?) butthurt, but really, Zaz, your comments below, taken as a group, are incomprehensible.” ~ elysianfield

    My generation? Haha. Which is that? And yet you use the term, never I.

    Sounds like quite the projection coming from someone with a clear obsession/fetishization or something for that area of the body.

    And the regulars hereon should know exactly what I’m talking about.

    Maybe you have a little ‘sideline’ when your wife (assuming one) isn’t around/looking.

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    • elysianfield April 18, 2024 at 11:42 am #

      Zaz,
      The only way your worldview makes sense is to deny the darker sides of humanity. You have been protected and coddled all your life…congratulations in that respect.

      Just as children who have been so coddled develop allergies and other maladies from not having been exposed to the pathogens around us, so you have been made ignorant of life. You will become a victim. You have my condolences.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2024 at 1:03 pm #

        Actually it is you who is denying my acknowledgement of ‘the darker sides of humanity’, but the State, upheld by cops and military and their rules (AKA ‘laws’) and forever wars, is only making it worse… by upholding the ‘darker side of humanity’!… which will lead it to… to? To anarchy! That’s right! Yayy!

        If there is going to be a ‘darker side of humanity’, it needs to be addressed in the proper human framework. That framework is small-scale anarchy.

        It might be possible to scale anarchy up but at the same time keep it small-scale through decentralized/peer-to-peer elements and related.

        Not necessarily for everyone. We get that too. But it doesn’t have to be…

        Remember what I said: Not all fish left the primeval oceans to ultimately become human.

        Evolution, naturally, extends to social organization.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2024 at 1:07 pm #

        …And evolution is not for everyone/everything either. We get that too. That’s why we have the proverbial Darwin Award.

        If ‘you’ don’t want to leave the planet, that’s fine. My people do. Yours can hang around until the sun novas and bakes you to a tender crisp.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2024 at 1:10 pm #

        “Just as children who have been so coddled develop allergies and other maladies from not having been exposed to the pathogens around us, so you have been made ignorant of life. You will become a victim. You have my condolences.” ~ elysianfield

        Ah but the coddling is yours if you don’t want to leave the planetary cradle.

        It is what species do. They expand and move into new niches.

        • elysianfield April 18, 2024 at 2:25 pm #

          “It is what species do”

          Zaz,
          No. The species does not expand in a numerical sense…they mostly die, with a few outliers move into new niches.

          • elysianfield April 18, 2024 at 2:33 pm #

            And…perhaps a youthful Canadian anarchist bereft of life experience or wisdom, perhaps overweight from overindulgence of Canadian’s seminal invention, the Esquimoux pies…perhaps he will be one of the successful, and breed.

            perhaps….

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2024 at 2:52 pm #

            Don’t be ridiculous.

            First, anarchists are not ‘Canadian’ or whatever State have you.

            Second, life expands and has expanded both all over the planet as well as outside of it.

            If we as a species cannot evolve and survive or do so long enough so that at least one of our branches cannot leave Earth before the sun bakes it, we won’t.

            And we may also end up leaving it for another species that does.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2024 at 2:57 pm #

            See also:

            kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/crib-notes-for-the-trial-of-the-century/#comment-868771

            Just copy and paste that into your browser’s address bar and hit enter.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2024 at 3:24 pm #

            Correction above:

            “…so that at least one of our branches cannot leave Earth…”

            Should read:

            “…so that at least one of our branches can leave Earth…”

          • Soul Forensics April 18, 2024 at 3:33 pm #

            Tsk, tsk, EF.

            “Eskimo pies” is verboten by the Woke. The expression is now “First Nations pies”.

          • elysianfield April 18, 2024 at 7:44 pm #

            Don’t be ridiculous?

            I meant “designated Canadian at Birth”

            I was being ridiculous, however at the potential of allowing you to breed. You will be one of the first to be…subsumed, consumed, and then eliminated.

            You will never see it coming. Real anarchists eat their young.

  61. The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2024 at 3:09 am #

    Israel-Hamas: Norman Finkelstein vs Alan Dershowitz Round 2

    youtu.be/7ZEpPVOnIRM?si=ED68UzSKE49igcul

    “Piers Morgan Uncensored is joined once more by lawyer and author of The War Against the Jews Alan Dershowitz and professor and author of Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom Norman Finkelstein for a robust debate on the war raging on in Gaza, six months on from the October 7 attacks.”

  62. SoftStarLight April 18, 2024 at 3:30 am #

    The Magician appeared in one of my dreams recently. The Magician is a major Arcana. Plus it is still eclipse season and i’m definitely still recovering from the eclipse. He gave me a telepathic message and i remember receiving it and immediately moving forward to act on the information but I just don’t remember what exactly transpired after that or what the message was.

    • benr April 18, 2024 at 8:08 am #

      You been tip toing through the poppies?

      Foraging for mushrooms and picked the funny looking red with white spots ones?

      = p

      • stelmosfire April 18, 2024 at 10:42 am #

        Perhaps SSL has been hangin’ out with the White Rabbit?

        And the White Knight is talking backwards (Biden)
        And the Red Queen’s off with her head ( Cackles Harris)
        Remember what the dormouse said
        Feed your head
        Feed your head

    • BackRowHeckler April 18, 2024 at 10:52 am #

      Well, I have noted SSL has become more celestial, otherworldly, ephemeral & philosophical of late. Something is up.

    • Jarek April 18, 2024 at 12:56 pm #

      Now eclipse have seasons. Must be the season of the witch.

      The cafe is languishing without you…..

  63. benr April 18, 2024 at 10:23 am #

    More Democrat deep state lies surface…

    The Committee on House Administrations Oversight panel met to hear testimonies from whistleblowers on why it took so long for the National Guard to respond to the Capitol on January 6th, 2021.

    Lawmakers met for witness testimony in a hearing called “Three Years Later: D.C. National Guard Whistleblowers Speak Out on January 6 Delay” on Wednesday.

    Chairman Representative Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) kicked off the hearing by shedding light on a November 2021 report from the Department of Defense’s Acting Inspector General. The report detailed the DOD’s response to January 6th, claiming that the National Guard was deployed as soon as possible.

    However, the Georgia Republican said it took three hours and 19 minutes to deploy troops on January 6th after receiving orders.

    Those testifying Wednesday included:

    Colonel Earl Matthews – Chief Legal Advisor, D.C. Army National Guard

    Command Sergeant Major Michael Brooks – Senior Enlisted Officer, D.C. Army National Guard

    Captain Timothy Nick – Aide-de-camp, D.C. Army National Guard

    Brigadier General Aaron Dean – Adjutant General, D.C. Army National Guard

    In regards to the Inspector General’s 2021 report, Loudermilk said the report concludes that the leader of the National Guard response, Maj. Gen. William Walker, received two orders from then U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy to deploy troops to the Capitol, once at 4:45 pm and again at 5:00 pm.

    “Walker denies that either of these calls took place,” Loudermilk said. “Despite the many inconsistencies and contradictions of the DOD’s responsibility that day, the select committee on January 6th ignored these discrepancies despite them being shared privately by their own staff and barreled forward with the DOD’s side of the story.”

    The hearing comes after the oversight panel published a never-before released transcribed interview from Trump’s former White House deputy chief of staff Anthony Ornato, which showed that the former president offered 10,000 National troops to secure the Capitol. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D-Washington D.C.), however, rejected the call.

    Loudermilk said the now-defunct January select committee withheld Ornato’s “critical witness testimony from the American people because it contradicted their predetermined narrative.”

    Colonel Earl Matthews accused two senior officers of the army, Gen. Charles Flynn and Lt. Gen. Walter Piatt of lying to Congress and federal investigators about why it took so long to deploy the National Guard.

    “That DOD IG report is replete with incorrect, false information,” Matthews asserted.

    The inspector general blamed the delay on lack of coordination but all witnesses said the National Guard was ready, had the DOD told them to go when they were supposed to.

    Matthews sent a memo to the House J6 committee as well as a Senate committee accusing the Army officers of misleading Congress after the 2021 report.

    Since coming forward, Matthews hasn’t been promoted. This comes after a promotion board in November 2022 recommended he was one of the “best qualified” group of Army Reserve colonels to be promoted to brigadier general.

    He later filed a complaint alleging retaliation for testifying to Congress and asked for those responsible to be reprimanded.

    “If public confidence in the integrity of government operations is to be restored,” the complaint said, “he must be made whole and the responsible officials appropriately disciplined.”

    Also during Wednesday’s testimony, Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Brooks, said the delay was due to Secretary McCarthy and other officials being more concerned about “optics.”

    “I have no idea why we never received that order,” Brooks said. “All I do know is that they were more concerned with what it would look like with soldiers with the Capitol in the background than protecting the Capitol of the united states.”

    Loudermilk said the hearing left them with more questions that need to be answered.

    • benr April 18, 2024 at 10:26 am #

      This J6 nonsense was A FALSE FLAG OP pure and simple and as times goes on it will be easier and easier to prove.

      Might be time for key DEMOCRATS TO LAWYER UP.
      Sadly, I doubt anyone, but Trump and his supporters will ever be prosecuted for an obvious setup.

      • TPTB-USA April 18, 2024 at 10:51 am #

        At this point, one should assume that everyone in government is lying until proven otherwise.

        • JohnAZ April 18, 2024 at 11:37 am #

          Okay, then what?

          What to do when lives are controlled by a totalitarian government?

          Leave?

          Vote? Hahahahaha.

          Just go along and lose freedom and rights?

          Amerika?

          • JohnAZ April 18, 2024 at 11:37 am #

            Secession?

      • JohnAZ April 18, 2024 at 11:19 am #

        Benr

        The Deep State has ingrained itself into the USA so deeply now that it maybe too late. Even elections, the people’s control over the Deep State, are so distorted now that they are meaningless.

        Not only because of ballot stuffing and other forms of cheating, but shifting the demographics of the country so that any conservative influence is overwhelmed. One thing I have noticed, the “investigations” of what happened in 2020 and 2022 have brought up many possibilities of cheating. I wonder where those ideas came from.

        The unbelievable frame job and judicial setup in Manhattan with Trump is proof of the level of control the Left exert now. They cannot even find a jury of non-DJT in the city.

        The cities prevail, the coasts prevail, that is the Deep State.

        IMHO, the only way out for any form of conservative patriotism is secession, separation from the evil of the city societies.

        The cities of America are the neo- Babylon that will be the target for God’s final judgement and destruction.

  64. JohnAZ April 18, 2024 at 11:08 am #

    Well, after reading this blog this morning, I realize that it has finally joined the Left in the insanity column.

    It has joined Insane Islamic jihadist elements around the world in their war against Israel and the USA. The anti-Israel bullshit, in all varieties and directions is appalling and challenges the Biden Mob for the level of bias and falsehoods it espouses. Even Biden acknowledges the potential disaster that Iran represents.

    It reminds me of our judicial system. Israel is the victim, over and over, by a legion of Zealot thugs, known as Shia Muslims who believe in the violent interpretation of the Quran. These people are NOT a people of peace, they are the ones that just keep it up, pushing at Israel, and the US, and the rest of the ME, trying to cause problems, and not just with Israel, with just about everyone. Their aim is to keep things stirred up with the entire region, to keep pressure on the oil supply, to try to control the oil supply themselves.

    It is about time that the oil demand nations, US, UK, Europe, start standing up for themselves and quit using Israel as a proxy. Iran needs to stop using the Islamic nuts as proxies and let’s just get at it, head on head.

    Sounds good, until you realize that this actually is a confrontation between BRICS++ and the West. Russia and China both immediately get involved. Nukes get involved. Bye-bye world as we know it.

    So we are back to the superpower chess match. What to do?

    Vietnam, Iraq, Korea, Afghanistan, here we go again.

    Both proxy sides have Samson options, yet seem to realize that at their level, MAD exists. As obliteration of the other side is warfares aim today, ME MAD would be the result if we just let these two go at it.

    This has been going on since the beginning of humanity, NEVER has there been a period of real peace between human beings. Pax Romana happened because Rome enforced it with legions. Pax Americana, ha ha, has occurred because America has enforced it, with the help of Russia, with nukes. Right now, Iran does not push the red lines because of Israel, they fear the USA and its nukes. They should fear Israel itself as they have enough nuke power to take care of Iran in 20 minutes. Their level of frustration is growing as they probe in multiple directions to offset Western, yes Israel is Western, power.

    So who is using Iran as a proxy in the big power realm. This question is very obvious where the real world war is brewing, BRICS++ versus the USA and Europe. BRICS is not an economic only entity, it is using the ME as its combat zone. Just think what would happen in the world war if Iran succeeds with Israel and the region is disrupted with the oil supply.

    Al you folks that think that Iran is so angelic and Israel is the Satan better think about that a little. You are joining the zealot Islamic nuts in the USA in their quest to take over this country under the Islamic banner, Even Biden, in spite of his Leftist slant, realizes that letting Iran get control of the ME is a strategic disaster and a huge tipping point for the world war, whether hot or cold. It will make the capitulation of the USSR look like small potatoes.

    All you phonies out there that hide behind your concern for the poor Palis, bullshit. If it wasn’t for your “concern”, the Palis would have stopped their BS decades ago and joined in with Israel as 26% of Israels population already have.

    Trump is right, cut off both sides and the war is over. That is in the ME and Ukraine both. He will do it. He knows that Iran, and its BRICS++ backup fear Israels nuke arsenal and respect that red line. Remember the Samson option covers any country, BRICS++ included, that threatens the existence of Israel and they have the delivery systems to enforce that. Like MAD in the superpowers, Samson keeps the peace, nuke wise, in the ME.

    BTW, the oil demand elements better figure out what to do with the Islam nuts around the Gulf and the Red Sea-Suez canal areas. The Yemen/ Somali “insurrection” needs to be dealt with severely. Do you Muslim advocates think it is okay for these thugs to shoot up the ME and stop oil flow? If so, I hope the folks that will be adversely affected by any oil shortage come and visit your homes.

    • JohnAZ April 18, 2024 at 11:20 am #

      I watched the protests at Columbia. I did not see much difference from Teheran.

      • JohnAZ April 18, 2024 at 11:21 am #

        As usual, it is the kids that know nothing causing the problems. This country needs a huge spanking.

        • OG April 18, 2024 at 11:27 am #

          “One huge spanking … coming up!”

    • BackRowHeckler April 18, 2024 at 11:31 am #

      Israel’s population is less than 10 million, Iran’s stand at 90 million. Obviously with these odds Israel couldn’t wage a sustained war with Iran Most of the Islamic World, Shia & Sunni, cannot abide 8 million Jews living on a little strip of land barely the size of New Jersey on the eastern edge of the Mediterranean. Nor is it only Jews. Christians have largely been driven out of Lebanon & Jordan, and are routinely murdered in Pakistan & Afghanistan. How many Catholic churches are being established in Islamabad or Riyadh? The answer is 0; Muzzies want it all from the River to the Sea. So let the black hearted f#kkrs try to push Israel off its historic Jewish Homeland. I for one am glad they have the Samson Option. This is a guarantee what happened 1939-1945 wont happen again. Its reminiscent of a scene in the film about the Bielski Brothers, Jewish partisans hiding out deep in a Polish forest in 1943. One woman lifts her Mauser rifle and exclaims “One way or the other, this rifle guarantees I’m not going into the camps. Israel’s nukes guarantees the same thing.

      • OG April 18, 2024 at 12:21 pm #

        “I get my way or you all die!”

        Good thinking.

        • BackRowHeckler April 18, 2024 at 12:59 pm #

          Well, that’s the Realpolitik of the situation, OG.

          In this case “I get my way” means “Our country will survive. We will not be overrun.”

      • Jarek April 18, 2024 at 1:00 pm #

        You love them more than your own people and civilization.

        Sad? More than sad: Tragic.

        As Revilo Oliver said generations ago, they’ve succeeded in implanting a death wish into the psyche of Western Man. It’s something Soul Forensics should be interested in but isn’t. Because reasons.

        • BackRowHeckler April 18, 2024 at 1:38 pm #

          Not at all, Jarek. I think you’re misreading me. For me, its Western Civilization vs. Barbarism, Chaos & Ignorance. Israel is the far eastern outpost of Western Civ; beyond Israel, that’s where dragons be.

          You’ll have to choose which side you’re on.

          • Jarek April 18, 2024 at 2:20 pm #

            No. They are a people who dwell alone as the Old Testament says. They’ve tricked you into accepting their eggs. They’re not confused but they’ve confused you.

            Samuel Huntington paid them the honor of granting them their own Civilization, one of seven or so.

          • Soul Forensics April 18, 2024 at 4:04 pm #

            “They are a people who dwell alone as the Old Testament says. … Samuel Huntington paid them the honor of granting them their own Civilization.”

            According to the above, you wish that our CFN host and you lived in separate nations.

        • Soul Forensics April 18, 2024 at 3:55 pm #

          Jarek is smart. He doesn’t have a death wish because he knows all the billions of permutations that follow from his grandiose ideology.

          What’s the practical solution for Israel, Jarek? Presently, that is. Not as a one-hundred-years-down-the-line theoretical speculation from a one-thousand foot ivory tower.

          • elysianfield April 18, 2024 at 7:38 pm #

            “What’s the practical solution for Israel”

            Soul Man,
            Slay the red calf, build the third temple, and then…wait.

            It is the only solution for the devout. Israel is not a secular construct.

          • messianicdruid April 18, 2024 at 8:01 pm #

            “What’s the practical solution for Israel,..”

            Acknowledge the Anointed of their own tribe [ Judah ]. The problem is illustrated in the parable:

            “And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear. He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us…”

          • messianicdruid April 18, 2024 at 8:07 pm #

            “According to the above, you wish that our CFN host and you lived in separate nations.”

            I don’t think JHK hates [ despises ] God ‘s Anointed.

    • elysianfield April 18, 2024 at 11:33 am #

      John,
      I cannot understand your intransigence in understanding that the people who are destroying this country are…”Insane”…”Foolish”…”Stupid”,. They are none of those things, rather they are fulfilling a decades old plan to destroy America and it’s prevalent culture…and they are doing a fine job at it.

      The Situational awareness, this AM, reports;

      WHITE HOUSE DEBATING CLIMATE CHANGE NATIONAL EMERGENCY: According to people familiar with the discussions, White House officials are discussing declaring a national climate emergency, but some White House staff are concerned the declaration would not give President Biden enough authority.
      The Biden White House previously considered a climate emergency declaration in 2022 but shelved the declaration after Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act.
      Why It Matters: Biden could effectively halt the U.S. domestic energy industry using a climate emergency declaration, going beyond the moves Biden has already made, like the liquid natural gas pause. The White House is likely considering a climate emergency declaration again in an attempt to shore up younger voters ahead of November. Meanwhile, Biden is also considering Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) drawdowns ahead of the election. Combined, these moves would very likely leave the U.S. in a geostrategically vulnerable position, reliant on foreign energy supply chains, in the event of a crisis or conflict with China. –

      Continuing to draw down the Strategic Reserve and attacking domestic energy production at all levels…what are these people thinking?

      John, understand that they are thinking.

      • JohnAZ April 18, 2024 at 12:14 pm