For the past twenty years, movements have arisen to challenge American imperialism. The Trump movement is different: it is massive, and it is capable of winning. That’s what has the Establishment in such a panic. If we step back from the daily news cycle, and consider the larger significance of the Trump phenomenon, the meaning of it all is unmistakable: we haven’t seen anything like this in American politics – not ever. Revolution is in the air. The oligarchy is tottering. The American people are waking up, and rising up – and those who try to ignore it or disdain it as mere “populism” will be left behind.
Is the establishment's fervent hatred of Donald Trump starting a U-turn? It's still too early to know, however at least one core Republican, former house speaker John Boehner, has made it very clear he is not a fan of Ted Cruz. At all. So much so that according to NBC the former Republican House Speaker told an audience at Stanford University Wednesday that the Texas senator is "Lucifer in the flesh" and a "miserable son of a bitch... I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life."
What’s the difference between “boots on the ground” and military personnel wearing boots who are engaged in combat – and perhaps dying – on the ground? If you can answer that question convincingly, perhaps you’d like to apply for John Kirby’s job, because he’s not doing it very successfully. Kirby is the State Department spokesman who, in answer to a question from a reporter about the 250 US troops being sent to Syria, denied President Obama ever said there’d be “no boots on the ground” in Syria.
James Clapper, who is charged with overseeing the declassification, reportedly said that it is “realistic” that the 28-page section of the 9/11 Commission Report would be available as early as June. “We are in the position of trying to coordinate interagency position on the declassification of the 28 pages,” he told attendees of an event sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, The Hill reported on Monday.
If nobody is working in one out of every five U.S. families, then how in the world can the unemployment rate be close to 5 percent as the Obama administration keeps insisting? The truth, of course, is that the U.S. economy is in far worse condition than we are being told.
The propagandic wordsmithery is becoming pathetic as the Obama administration desperately avoids having to admit that it is sending more "boots on the ground" to strengthen its invasion of Syria. Having admitted to "greatly increasing" its operations in the war-torn nation earlier in the month, Defense Department spokesman Peter Cook today outlined why 250 additional Special Forces operatives will be put - in his words - "in harm's way" to "improve intelligence" carefully adding that "they will not be engaged in direct combat... though can defend themselves."
The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers. The documents, kept in a secure room in the basement of the Capitol, contain information from the joint congressional inquiry into "specific sources of foreign support for some of the Sept. 11 hijackers while they were in the United States."
It seems the end really is nigh for the U.S. dollar. And the mudfight for global dominance and currency war couldn’t be more ugly or dramatic.
It all started so “harmless.” The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wanted to access the information of a person being investigated for mass murder so, the FBI said, it could try to prevent more terrorist attacks. A couple months later this has morphed into a situation where the FBI is offering to help police departments across America access secured information of any electronic device connected to criminal investigations and where members of the United States Senate are moving forward with legislation to force technology companies to give the government access to secured, including via encryption, electronic devices information.
"It's a relationship that bears watching." Government watchdogs and outside experts have long warned that Google had unprecedented and unfiltered access to the Obama White House, which has been a major beneficiary of Google’s massive campaign coffers. Now, for the first time, two key parts of that entangled relationship, the extensive White House visits and revolving door between Google and the Obama administration, have been documented...
"As a skeptic of man-made global warming, I love our environment as much as anyone. I share the deepest commitment to protecting our planet for our children and grandchildren. However, I desperately want to get politics out of the climate debate. The Paris climate agreement is all about empowering the U.N. and has nothing to do with the climate."
It is one thing to note the obvious, it is different to have proof that Fed members have a clear ideological bias. Thanks to recent Fed appointee Lael Brainard, we have just that. The recent Treasury staffer and close friend of the Clintons fourth donation since November brings her total contributions to Hillary Clinton during this election campaign to $2,700, the limit for individual candidate donations in the cycle. Do not worry though, as Fed Chair Janet Yellen said in March that legal donations from central bank employees don’t undermine the Fed’s standing as a non-partisan agency.
If Obama was seeking to infuriate even more people, or to push the odds of Brexit even higher with the Op-Ed he posted yesterday ahead of his London visit, he may have succeeded. Responding to President Obama's "Just Say No" to Brexit Op-Ed, the Mayor of London - Tory big-hitter Boris Johnson - bites back at the "part-Kenyan's ancestral dislike of the British Empire", exclaiming that America would never surrender so much power to Brussels -"It is incoherent. It is inconsistent, and yes it is downright hypocritical." Conjuring Churchillian patriotism, the controversial comments from the outspoken Brit conclude, the benefits of Brexit mean "we can thrive as never before – and therefore be even better and more valuable allies of the United States."
Are we done being fooled? I sure hope so.
U.S. officials have warned of “diplomatic and economic fallout from the [looming 9/11] legislation.” So what sort of economic fallout do they envision? Part of the concern is no doubt related to the impact on global financial markets from a Saudi fire sale, but there’s a potentially even bigger concern at play. Specifically, Saudi Arabia pays Washington insiders an exorbitant amount of money to put the monarchy’s interests ahead of what’s best for the American people.