“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe that they are free.” Goethe
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Aug 10, 2017
Let me say at the outset that the increasingly tired, Trumpie canard that “Hillary would have been so much worse!” is both trite, annoying and completely irrelevant.
The Deep State didn’t want Hillary. They wanted Trump, precisely because he is vain, narcissistic, weak, incompetent, very geo-politically ignorant, incapable, intellectually lazy, in short: tractable, docile, manipulable, a multi-billionaire, New York City bloviating buffoon with a seriously bad case of the “wannabes”.
The Deep State is accordingly playing Trump like a fiddle. They’re playing him for the chump that he is.
What’s that? You think that you “elected” him? And that he’s a great man?
If you really do think that, then shame on you for not being more astute, and electing a chump, but in reality you did nothing of the sort.
You were deviously guided down a very cunningly crafted, political decision tree to think that you elected him; i.e., the Deep State presented to you a carefully groomed and pre-selected candidate that punched your political hot buttons, and you fell for it, hook, line and sinker.
Deep State jokers are wild, and the joke’s on you.
Or maybe you voted for Hillary or Jill Stein or Gary Johnson, in which case — same thing, the joke’s on you, and your candidate was pre-selected to lose. It’s all phony and rigged, it’s all massively corrupt and your vote doesn’t select the President of the USSA. Any other understanding is deficient and represents a refusal on your part to face reality as it is.
Have you ever seen a hamster in a cage on its exercise wheel — sprinting all out and going nowhere, really fast! The analogy applies very well to USSAers in their red-white-and-blue Ameri-cage voting for their candidates! — and getting absolutely nowhere, other than more deeply enslaved, more deeply mind controlled, more thoroughly economically exploited, and all the while falsely imagining that they are free.
Johann von Goethe, the great German author and philosopher, famously remarked two hundred years ago that: “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe that they are free.”
He could have been writing about the USSA, even then — and who knows, maybe he was.
About To Ratchet Up To Another Level
So now Donald Trump is beset by the very officials whom he personally appointed to high office! He loaded up his government with Neocons, military-industrial-espionage complex war hawks, Goldman Sachs Wall Street banksters, Zionists and more.
He’s under political assault by his own, back-stabbing appointees — and he has no one but himself to blame. If he had such a weak, unprepared understanding of the political environment in Washington, DC, such a weak and poorly thought out philosophy of governance, and such a deficient understanding of the various power factions, major political players and operatives in Washington, DC, that he appointed a government full of individuals opposed to his own political program, then he had no business offering himself as a candidate for President.
As one of my friends remarked in recent days, Donald Trump is revealing himself to be a “hollow shell” of a man.
Or as Russian Prime Minister Medvedev remarked last week, after the USSA Congress voted to impose draconian trade sanctions against Russia, effectively neutering Trump’s foreign policy, weak as it is at this point: Trump has revealed himself to be an “incompetent player” who has shown “complete impotence.”
I’m more than sure that’s diplomatic Russian for: “F*ck you.”
Rockets Bursting In Air
All of which certainly has caught the attention of the little-big man of the moment, who has very publicly been called a p*ssy by the Russian Prime Minister.
And what do weak men do when they are being publicly humiliated for being a p*ssy? They over compensate, and lash out in a transparent effort to prove that they really are the strong, capable man that they, in fact, are not.
Trust me on this. The Deep State has set all of this up. Trump is just the chump that they need, and they have skillfully maneuvered him into position, to undercut him, knowing that the inevitable reaction of the weak, narcissistic, little-big man is to overcompensate, to try to save face.
In this case, what the Deep State wants is war, a big one, a nuclear war, by the looks of things.
And Trump is the chump they have selected to push the button.
Not to worry, we’re almost there. They’re carefully herding him into position, into the desperate political and psychological space where he will reach out and do what they want: unleash nuclear hell.
In recent days, Donald Trump has said that North Korea “…will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen…” if they persist in threats against the USSA. Today he followed up that statement by remarking that his earlier “fire and fury” threat: “…wasn’t tough enough…”, that North Korea would be in trouble “like few nations have ever been” and that “Things will happen to them that they never thought possible.”
Those are nuclear fighting words, to be sure.
In response, in recent days North Korea has variously threatened to nuke Guam, Honolulu, San Diego, Austin and Washington, D.C.
And so the world drifts toward nuclear war. Much is being made in the western press of the unreasonable bellicosity of North Korea, and yet, by any objective measure, it is the USSA who is by far the most bellicose power in the world, with a long history of invading and destroying other countries and stealing their resources, one after the other, all over the world. Say what you will about North Korea, but they have not done this.
There is a psychopathic power on the global stage which is Satanically threatening another nation with nuclear destruction and that power is the USSA.
There is a real danger of nuclear false flag attacks in the coming days, weeks and months, in order that the generals in the Pentagon may have their nuclear war, with a disingenuous cover of false deniability.
There is a great risk that a weak, imperiled President will “strike out” in an aggressive display of hyper-kinetic violence, to compensate for the manly strength and political savvy that he sorely lacks. There is a maniacal leader on the loose, a nuclear-armed, little-big man trying to be tough, and the entire world is endangered as a result.
Have no doubt, as things now stand, the world is on course for nuclear war, and the Pentagon and the USSA Deep State bear the lion’s share of the blame for the situation. They are a menace to all humanity.
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The threats from US President Donald Trump and the Pentagon to «destroy the North Korean people» – said with such casual cold heartedness – shows that the American ruling class has no compunction about committing the supreme crime of genocide against innocent civilians.
Those threats to North Korea, coming in the same week that the world marked the 72nd anniversary of the Americans dropping two atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 killing over 200,000 people, are deeply connected. An understanding of the connection is essential to achieving a peaceful resolution of the current crisis and the avoidance of a catastrophic war.
Speaking from his New Jersey private golf club, Trump glibly said the power that the US would unleash against North Korea would be «like something the world has never seen before». This bravado utterance of carrying out such devastation demonstrates the genocidal mentality that underpins the American rulers. Trump’s words were repeated by his Pentagon chief James Mattis who warned the North Korean people of imminent «destruction».
To make any kind of equivalence between the Communist North Korean state and the US rulers is absurd. The vast disproportionate nuclear arsenals is one issue for a start. So too is the difference in geographical posture: American forces based in South Korea are on North Korea’s border, not the other way around.
Also the rhetoric: Kim Jong-un may use rhetoric about turning the US «into ashes», but the North Korean policy is always in the context of maintaining self-defense and in response to what it sees as American aggression. Washington’s rhetoric on the other hand is one of offensive aggression – and has been for decades. «Keeping all options on the table,» is code for retaining the self-ordained right to launch a pre-emptive military strike, including the use of nuclear weapons.
Not only is the genocidal mentality of American rulers consistent with the horrific crime against Japan 72 years ago, so too are the geopolitics. The real reason why Washington dropped the atomic bombs on August 6 and 9, 1945, was to prevent the anticipated capture of Japan and the Korean Peninsula by the advancing Soviet Union. The Americans were already thinking ahead of the postwar global carve-up and were adamant to prevent Communism winning the territorial spoils from the defeat of Nazi and Japanese fascism.
As Martin Hart-Landsberg recounts in his superb book on Korean history, the purpose of the American first strike with nuclear weapons on Japan was to cast a shadow of terror on the region and thereby to halt the advance of Soviet forces in the Pacific, in particular from the total liberation of all of Korea in alliance with the Korean Communist resistance guerrillas who had been fighting to overthrow Japanese colonial occupation.
From the nuclear genocide in Japan, arose the inevitable division of Korea into a Communist North and a pro-Western South, reconstituted from Korean quislings who had consorted with Japanese imperial occupation (1910-45). Although progressive democratic politics have gained strength and governing power in South Korea over the past two decades, the South Korean state was marked for its first four decades after the war as being authoritarian, fascistic and a legacy of Japanese colonialist politics – and, of course, pro-American.
During the Korean War (1950-53), the American military backing the South contemplated the use of nuclear weapons against the Communist North and its Chinese ally. Nuclear-capable American bombers would fly over the northern territory in a deliberate act of terror. The people were compelled to live in caves because the Americans had destroyed every city with conventional weapons killing up to two million civilians in the process.
When American forces today fly nuclear-capable B-1 bombers over the Korean Peninsula – as they did again this week just as Trump was issuing his «fire and fury» diatribe – the people of North Korea have every reason to fear Armageddon from the skies. They have been subjected to it within living memory, and ever since the end of the Korean War they have had to live under the American shadow of genocide.
The Americans refused to sign a peace treaty at the end of the Korean War in 1953. Technically, therefore, the US is still at war in the peninsula. The perennial presence of American military forces in South Korea and the multiple war maneuvers conducted every year is a stark reminder to the North that hostilities could resume at any time.
Let’s put this into proper perspective, as opposed to being hoodwinked by Western media bias and distortion. North Korea is a reclusive state largely because it has been living under an unlawful siege from American forces for 64 years. A lot of what the Western public know about North Korea is from caricatures leveled by American propaganda aimed at demonizing the enemy. But from what we can tell from fragments of information, the people are largely content with their political system. So why don’t we just let them live in peace? After all, North Korea has not attacked any of its neighbors, nor does it interfere in the region. All it wants is to have the right to exist peacefully, and not under the continual threat of nuclear annihilation by the United States. Hence, it devotes much of its national resources to its nuclear arms program.
Lawrence Wilkerson, who served in the US State Department during the G W Bush presidency, candidly admits that negotiations with North Korea were never honored by Washington. Wilkerson worked with the North Koreans on an earlier nuclear accord during the 2000s, in which Pyongyang committed to scrap its nuclear weapons program in exchange for Western aid to develop civilian atomic energy. But, he says, the Bush administration reneged on its side of the bargain, referring to North Korea as «an axis of evil». Reasonably, Pyongyang then resorted to building up its defenses with nuclear weapons.
When President Trump this week disparaged «the failures» of previous Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations in dealing with North Korea, he was either mendacious or ignorant – probably the latter. The «failure» of US policy in Korea is that it has deliberately never allowed diplomacy to succeed.
That’s because American geopolitics is fundamentally all about maintaining hegemonic ambitions of dominance, not just in Asia-Pacific but in every other region of the world. It is an essential part of how US capitalism functions. That dominance is underpinned by American military aggression – and in particular the self-ordained right to wage war on anyone who dares to defy the American global order, including the pre-emptive use of nuclear weapons on civilians.
Former British foreign minister Malcolm Rifkind in an article this week for Russia’s Valdai discussion forum, asserted that: «There is no simple solution available to resolve this [Korean] crisis». Why intelligent Russians would feel obliged to listen to the likes of Rifkind is a curious question.
In any case, Rifkind is plain wrong. There may appear to be no simple solution in the mindset of people like Rifkind who are imbued with pro-US imperialist propaganda and who unquestioningly view North Korea as «the problem». (Just as these same kind of people regard Iran, Russia, Venezuela, Syria, Cuba and so on as problems.)
But in actual fact there is a straightforward and accurate solution to the never-ending conflict in Korea.
That is, for the US to withdraw its military and its relentless threats of aggression towards North Korea. The US needs to sit down with North Korea and the other nations of the region, including China and Russia, and discuss as equals the requirements for peaceful coexistence. For a start, the US should be compelled to sign a decades-overdue peace treaty with North Korea and to openly state that it repudiates the use of violence for its political objectives.
A solution is at hand. It simply requires the US to start abiding by international law and to renounce its genocidal prerogative to destroy other people.
The stronger powers in the region, Russia and China, must insist on this basic requirement. They must state clearly that all-party talks should be convened immediately and that all sides must commit to peaceful settlement. No exceptions, no excuses.
What is ultimately problematic – and the world will see this – is that the United States as we know it under its ruling system will not and cannot abide by this simple solution. Because it is inherently a warmongering rogue regime which «exceptionally» arrogates the «right» to cast the shadow of annihilation on the rest of the world.
In the United States «conspiracy theory» is the name given to explanations that differ from those that serve the ruling oligarchy, the establishment or whatever we want to call those who set and control the agendas and the explanations that support the agendas.
The explanations imposed on us by the ruling class are themselves conspiracy theories. Moreover, they are conspiracy theories designed to hide the real conspiracy that our rulers are operating.
For example, the official explanation of 9/11 is a conspiracy theory. Some Muslims, mainly Saudi Arabians, delivered the greatest humiliation to a superpower since David slew Goliath. They outsmarted all 17 US intelligence agencies and those of NATO and Israel, the National Security Council, the Transportation Safety Administration, Air Traffic Control, and Dick Cheney, hijacked four US airliners on one morning, brought down three World Trade Center skyscrapers, destroyed that part of the Pentagon where research was underway into the missing $2.3 billion, and caused the morons in Washington to blame Afghanistan instead of Saudi Arabia.
Clearly, the Saudi Arabians who humiliated America were involved in a conspiracy to do so.
Is it a believable conspiracy?
The ability of a few young Muslim men to pull off such a feat is unbelievable. Such total failure of the US National Security State means that America was blindly vulnerable throughout the decades of Cold War with the Soviet Union. If such total failure of the National Security State had really occurred, the White House and Congress would have been screaming for an investigation. People would have been held accountable for the long chain of security failures that allowed the plot to succeed. Instead, no one was even reprimanded, and the White House resisted all efforts for an investigation for a year. Finally, to shut up the 9/11 families, a 9/11 Commission was convened. The commission duly wrote down the government’s story and that was the «investigation».
Moreover, there is no evidence to support the official conspiracy theory of 9/11. Indeed, all known evidence contradicts the official conspiracy theory.
For example, it is a proven fact that Building 7 came down at freefall acceleration, which means it was wired for demolition. Why was it wired for demolition? There is no official answer to this question.
It is the known evidence provided by scientists, architects, engineers, pilots, and the first responders who were in the twin towers and personally experienced the numerous explosions that brought down the towers that is described as a conspiracy theory.
The CIA introduced the term «conspiracy theory» into public discourse as part of its action plan to discredit skeptics of the Warren Commission report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Any explanation other than the one handed down was debunked as a conspiracy theory.
Conspiracy theories are the backbone of US foreign policy. For example, the George W. Bush regime was active in a conspiracy against Iraq and Saddam Hussein. The Bush regime created fake evidence of Iraqi «weapons of mass destruction», sold the false story to a gullible world and used it to destroy Iraq and murder its leader. Similarly, Gaddafi was a victim of an Obama/Hillary conspiracy to destroy Libya and murder Gaddafi. Assad of Syria and Iran were slated for the same treatment until the Russians intervened.
Currently, Washington is engaged in conspiracies against Russia, China, and Venezuela. Proclaiming a non-existent «Iranian threat», Washington put US missiles on Russia’s border and used the «North Korean threat» to put missiles on China’s border. The democratically elected leader of Venezuela is said by Washington to be a dictator, and sanctions have been put on Venezuela to help the small Spanish elite through whom Washington has traditionally ruled South American countries pull off a coup and reestablish US control over Venezuela.
Everyone is a threat: Venezuela, Yemen, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, tribes in Pakistan, Libya, Russia, China, North Korea, but never Washington. The greatest conspiracy theory of our time is that Americans are surrounded by foreign threats. We are not even safe from Venezuela.
The New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, NPR, and the rest of the presstitutes are quick to debunk as conspiracy theories all explanations that differ from the explanations of the ruling interests that they serve.
Yet, as I write and for some nine months to date, the presstitute media has been promoting the conspiracy theory that Donald Trump was involved in a conspiracy with the president of Russia and Russian intelligence services to hack the US presidential election and place Trump, a Russian agent, in the White House.
This conspiracy theory has no evidence whatsoever. It doesn’t need evidence, because it serves the interests of the military/security complex, the Democratic Party, the neoconservatives, and permits the presstitutes to show lavish devotion to their masters. By endless repetition a lie becomes truth.
There is a conspiracy, and it is against the American people. Their jobs have been offshored in order to enrich the already rich. They have been forced into debt in a futile effort to maintain their living standards. Their effort to stem their decline by electing a president who spoke for them is being subverted before their eyes by an utterly corrupt media and ruling class.
Sooner or later it will dawn on them that there is nothing they can do but violently revolt. Most likely, by the time they reach this conclusion it will be too late.
For the gullible and naive who have been brainwashed into believing that any explanation that differs from the officially-blessed one is a conspiracy theory, there are available online long lists of government conspiracies that succeeded in deceiving the people in order that the governments could achieve agendas that the people would have rejected.
If liberty continues to exist on earth, it will not be in the Western world. It will be in Russia and China, countries that emerged out of the opposite and know the value of liberty, and it will be in those South American countries, such as Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia that fight for their sovereignty against American oppression.
Indeed, as historians unconcerned with their careers are beginning to write, the primary lesson in history is that governments deceive their peoples.
Everywhere in the Western world, government is a conspiracy against the people.
A free new tool in the form of a quick online search allows people to check whether any of their passwords have been hacked.
— If you’ve ever wondered if your passwords have been involved in a data breach, there’s now an easy way to find out. A digital security expert in Australia just created a tool in the form of a quick online search that allows people to check whether any of their passwords have been some of the roughly 320 million already compromised thus far.
Troy Hunt, founder of Have I Been Pwned — the website through which the Pwned Passwords service is freely offered — said in a blog post introducing the new tool that the idea is about giving people the means to verify suspicions:
“The point of the web-based service is so that people who have been guilty of using sloppy passwords have a means of independent verification that it’s not one they should be using any more. Mind you, someone could actually have an exceptionally good password but if the website stored it in plain text then leaked it, that password has still been ‘burned.’”
The Have I Been Pwned site, launched in 2015, offers a similar service for email accounts and usernames, though it requires users to sort through individual data breaches. The Pwned Passwords feature, in contrast, allows people to search for their passwords directly.
“As well as people checking passwords they themselves may have used, I’m envisaging more tech-savvy people using this service to demonstrate a point to friends, relatives and co-workers: ‘you see, this password has been breached before, don’t use it’.”
While he notes on the Pwned Passwords page that users shouldn’t search for passwords they currently use, Hunt says that point should really be a no-brainer.
“It goes without saying (although I say it anyway on that page), but don’t enter a password you currently use into any third-party service like this!” he writes. “I don’t explicitly log them and I’m a trustworthy guy but yeah, don’t.”
By Mark Gollom
Posted: Aug 13, 2017
The piece suggested North Korea fears suffering the same demise as Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and Moammar Gadhafi’s Libya, that neither could “escape the fate of destruction after being deprived of their foundations of nuclear development and giving up undeclared programs of their own accord.”
William Tobey, a nuclear non-proliferation expert who has taken part in past Six Party Talks with North Korea, says anyone who claims to perfectly understand the motivations of the North Korean government, and does not live in Pyongyang, is probably blowing smoke.
But Tobey and most experts agree that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s No. 1 goal is self-preservation. For Kim, the pursuit of nuclear weapons and a missile program is a rational way to stave off attempts by the U.S. to overthrow his regime.
“I think most people ascribe a motivation of regime preservation to their nuclear programs,” Tobey said. “So it would be used to deter any attacks that would be aimed at dislodging the government.”
The North Korean government has said as much in its public statements, Tobey said, and those should be taken “at face value.”
A commentary published by North Korea’s state KCNA news agency in January last year stated that “history proves that powerful nuclear deterrence serves as the strongest treasure sword for frustrating outsider’s aggression.”
Philip Yun, a former senior adviser to two U.S. co-ordinators for North Korea at the Department of State, said that he has been in hundreds of hours of negotiations with the North Koreans. “Every single time during that period, they talked about [Slobodan] Milosevic and they talked about Saddam Hussein and subsequently talked about Gadhafi — if they had nuclear weapons they’d still be there.”
The latest series of North Korean missile and nuclear weapon tests has sparked a war of words between U.S. President Donald Trump and Pyongyang. Trump has threatened the state with “fire and fury,” while North Korea has threatened to strike the U.S. territory of Guam.
If North Korea truly believes an attack is imminent, it would launch its own strike, believing it has nothing to lose, said Tom Collina, director of policy at Ploughshares Fund, a think-tank dedicated to reducing the dangers of nuclear weapons.
But North Korea would not attack “out of the blue,” because it knows that would be suicidal, the end of the regime, he said.
“These people are smart about preserving themselves and their dynasty,” Collina said. “They may be willing to starve their people, they may be willing to have everyone in the world be their enemy, but they are survivors.”
“The first rule of the Kim dynasty is to preserve the Kim dynasty. And the second rule of the Kim dynasty is to preserve the Kim dynasty.”
After the past 60 years, it’s unlikely the U.S. could say anything to convince North Korea it has nothing to fear from Washington in terms of regime change, Tobey said.
Part of North Korea’s founding narrative is to portray itself as a nation beset by a foreign enemy.
“It’s desperately poor, desperately totalitarian. The only thing they’ve got left is nationalism,” Tobey said.
The possession of powerful weapons gives North Koreans bragging rights that can engender nationalist pride.
“How many countries have a nuclear device? Not many,” said Yun. “How many people can shoot a rocket up into the sky? Not very many. You’re part of the nuclear club, and it’s better than South Korea, which is not. They don’t have these capabilities.”
There is also an economic component to the pursuit of weapons, Yun said. Shortly after the death of his father, Kim Jong-un pledged to develop the economy and improve people’s livelihoods.
“So he’s on the hook for this. He’s got to help them. He’s at least got to make sure the core elite are with him,” Yun said. “The nuclear weapons create a security blanket for him to then concentrate on the economy.”
Yun said Trump may be making a significant mistake by sending signals he wants to break the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by former president Barack Obama.
“[North Korea] will have no incentive to make a deal with us. We’re shooting ourselves in the foot with North Korea.”
The U.S., he said, must employ a carrot and stick approach, with the first step to get North Korea to freeze its programs.
Tobey said he believes the “no viable options” view is a myth and that the U.S., South Korea and Japan need to step back and take a deep breath. North Korea, he reminded, is a tiny country, with a tiny economy, and it knows the regime would end if it deployed any serious weapons.
“We managed to deter the Soviet Union for decades with basically rough parity in the two military arsenals. There’s no comparison with U.S. and North Korea military capabilities. We can deter them.”