Obama Administration

Frontrunning: August 16

  • World stocks edge away from one-year peak, dollar on defensive (Reuters)
  • Central Banks Could Be This Market’s Pets.com (WSJ)
  • Clinton announces transition leadership should she win in November (Reuters)
  • Oil Trades Near $46 a Barrel as Nigeria Sees OPEC Cuts Unlikely (BBG)
  • BHP Billiton Reports Worst-Ever Annual Loss (WSJ)

Obama Ships 15 Guantanamo Prisoners To Emirates In Largest Ever Gitmo Inmate Transfer

In the latest move set to infuriate Republicans, moments ago U.S. officials announced that on Monday, 15 inmates from the Guantanamo prison were transferred to the United Arab Emirates, the single largest transfer of Guantanamo detainees during Obama's administration. Following the transfer of the 12 Yemeni and three Afghan citizens, the total number of detainees at Guantanamo Bay naval base will drop to 61. Most have been held without charge or trial for more than a decade, drawing international condemnation.

FBI To Hand Over Clinton Email Probe Files To Congress

In what may be some overdue, and much needed transparency, the WSJ reports that the FBI will "hand over" its Clinton email probe files to Congress. Actually, in retrospect, don't hold your breath for any new revelations for one simple reason: there will be no actual testimony.

Captured ISIS Terrorist Confirms He Has "Jihadist Brothers" In Mexico; Obama Administration Denies It

An ISIS operative arrested and criminally charged in Ohio this month has confirmed that the terrorist group has cells in Mexico, according to federal authorities. Judicial Watch has reported this for years, documenting it in a series of articles as part of an ongoing investigation on the connection between drug cartels, corruption and terrorism on the southern border...  the Obama administration has publicly denied it.

Pentagon, CIA Form Praetorian Guard For Clinton As Warmonger President

The Pentagon-CIA Praetorian Guard that is being formed around Clinton is not only a harbinger of the militarized totalitarian state administered from Washington; it is also a signal that the United States is moving openly to a policy of unabashed, unrestrained permanent war against any foreign country it so deems.

"It's One Gigantic Lawless Crime Scene" - Exposing The Dirty Business of U.S. 'Think Tanks'

It’s important to acknowledge that the U.S. economy has morphed into one gigantic lawless crime scene. An environment in which crony insiders who add zero value to society parasitically feast on the country’s treasure. In the case of so-called “think tanks,” we have organizations receiving copious taxpayer subsidies for the privilege of screwing over the American public.

America's Dangerous Game Of Intrigue Inside International Organizations

There is a bull in the china shop of international diplomacy and it wears the ugly and discredited attire of Uncle Sam. The Obama administration has decided that the halls, offices, and conference rooms of international organizations are acceptable battlefields to wage propaganda and sanctions wars.