I will have much more on this later, but for now, let me just say, I find it hard to believe this is a coincidence. How many people do you know who have been hit by an automobile as a pedestrian, let alone your daughter after you’ve made bold statements about the corruption endemic in the higher echelons of the American Government to include the Intelligence Community?
Yesterday, my daughter was run down by an automobile at the local college she attends as a high school student. Yes, as a high school student. Since her junior year last year she has been taking college courses at a local college. When she graduates high school she will have over a year of college credit before she starts college, and in one class she had the highest grade even though she’s not yet officially in college. She’s a vibrant, intelligent, tough young woman and she was run over yesterday. Thankfully, she’s alive, but it could have been much worse. She was flipped more than 360 degrees, bouncing off the hood and roof of the car that hit her and ultimately landing on her butt and shoulder instead of her head. She is scraped up and bruised up and her clavicle is splintered and nearly severed.
The Fucker who ran her down was hemmed in by traffic on both sides, so if he was planning on making a getaway, it was foiled. If this was a planned hit, it was poorly planned. The Perp was cornered and let me tell you, his actions were highly suspicious. He never once came over to her to see if she was alright and he only got out of his car to talk to campus security who was investigating the incident. He never apologized to her or made any contact whatsoever with my daughter. So she couldn’t identify him? Keep a low profile when cornered until you can escape?
It was a public crosswalk on campus that is clearly marked and delineated, informing drivers of the speed limit and the fact that they must stop for pedestrian traffic. My daughter informs that he came out of nowhere around a corner and that he sped up before he hit her. This comes on the heels of my wife’s encounter with local police lurking about in the building where her new Montessori School resides. They claimed the silent alarm was activated and they were there checking it out. As it turns out, even though she is fastidious about locking the doors, the door to the stairwell that leads to other businesses on the ground floor of this building was inexplicably unlocked and that’s why the police officers were able to access her floor. This encounter could have gone any number of ways. Imagine if she startled them and they blew her and my daughter who was with her that day, away. Coincidence? Or a message?
I believe these two events may very well be related. I believe they may be the concerted effort of what I call The Enemy Within. Yes, Putin’s Russia is one of the many enemies from without and maybe trying from within, but the most pernicious enemy is the homegrown variety that comes from within, in my opinion, because it doesn’t announce itself and pretends to be otherwise.
I am very nervous for my wife and her new school and now I’m very nervous for my daughter and my entire family. I believe these people, if they can be called people at all because I don’t think they’re really human, would have no qualms whatsoever gunning down her and her class of refugee children. Where have we seen this scenario before? And our Fake News organizations, as discussed in the previous blog post, serve us Propaganda related to any terrorist event or mass shooting, so I’m sure if something like that were to occur to my wife and her new Montessori School that serves refugees, it would be covered in the same way despite this blog post.
I’ll have more on this later, but let me just say for now, all inquiries are being made and there is a long list of suspects. Ground Zero is Kunstler’s comments section where some of the inhuman creatures that haunt that place were especially cheeky & arrogant yesterday. Anyone who has any information on the identities of the Commentariat that haunts that place, I would appreciate it. Like I said, all inquiries will be made. The Enemy Within, collectively, are a bunch of cowards and I believe veiled threats were made to me and my family last week in Kunstler’s comments section. I want to know the identities of the people who made those veiled threats and whether or not they have ties to the Intelligence Community. They are cowards of the worst sort who like to refer to themselves as Hard-Hearted Empaths. They are no such thing. They are COWARDS.
Like Vito Corleone, I also am a superstitious man. Tune to the 4:35 mark. It’s pertinent & applies, just substitute she and her for he and him.
Here is a comment I made at Kunstler’s Clusterfuck Nation last week. I believe at least part of the harassment I was the recipient of delving into the disappearance of Maura Murray was spill-over from other controversial topics I’ve covered at this blog since its inception. In fact, I’m convinced of it. This Prick, a decorated retired Military Officer, walks free amongst us and is held in high esteem, and I would imagine I’m not the only one he has threatened over the years. He belongs to a Catholic organization that serves at the behest of the Pope thus validating & justifying my decision many moons ago to leave that faith and all faith behind. The notion of an afterlife with FILTHY REPUGNANT SCUM like this SHITBIRD makes me recoil in horror. It’s a vision of hell, not heaven. Maybe that’s what their heaven is — a hell to any sane & decent person. What rational, sane person would want to spend eternity with Sadistic Creeps like this Monster? He’s an example of the character of the freaks who run the Catholic Church and protect its prodigious vested interests. The God they believe in has to be the God described in this clip from Shutter Island. It’s certainly not the God they proclaim it to be, that’s for sure, if they are a reflection of their God, and I believe they are. Meet The Colonel. These people, if you can call them that and I’m not sure you can, are not “warriors” as the Mainstream Media keeps parroting. They are vermin. Perhaps they can explain how threatening to use, abuse, exploit, manipulate and murder those they have sworn to protect is the purvey of warriors.
What is it with the Catholics and the Intelligence Community? They dominate it. They always have. The following article from a Catholic publication called the Catholic Herald actually brags about it. There is no shame. They’re Shameless. They’re proud to be Arch Deceivers, Torturers & Murderers. Not in my name, you Motherfuckers. Don’t you ever claim you do what you do for me or any other decent, principled person, because you don’t. You do what you do because you are psychopathic, sadistic manipulators & murderers.
The linked article above lists all the various Catholic leaders of the CIA and its predecessor, the OSS. The list includes Michael Hayden, Leon Panetta, William Casey, William Colby, John McCone and Walter Bedell Smith, to name a few. And, of course, let’s not forget the notorious “Wild Bill” Donovan. In fact, the most recent CIA Director, Obama’s Chief Torturer & Murderer, John O. Brennan, is also Catholic. Imagine that!!! And what a Good Catholic he is, so willing & ready to torture & murder for his God who loves violence just like The Colonel.
See folks, I can speak to this because I’m a former Catholic educated by Jesuits, both in High School (Dallas Jesuit College Preparatory School) and in College (Spring Hill College in Mobile, Al.). The Jesuits told us in no uncertain terms they would challenge our theretofore unchallenged faith and we would either have stronger faith for it or we would lose our faith altogether. I lost mine altogether. Most of the others just went through the motions, meaning, they pretended to be faithful because if they wanted access to Mommy & Daddy’s Deep Pockets, they had to remain Catholic.
In case you’re not aware, although the Jesuits claim to care about the poor & impoverished, it’s The Rich they represent and serve. The Rich love the Jesuits. The only reason I can think of is, the Jesuits provide them with the absolution they demand and they’re willing to pay any price and do. The Jesuits are happy to take their money and forgive their avaricious ways. They gave me a great education in more ways than they ever fully realized. For example, at Dallas Jesuit College Preparatory School I learned the quickest and most effective way to status & fortune is to impregnate the daughter of one of the most famous NFL Quarterbacks of all time versus pulling yourself up by your bootstraps. I never applied this invaluable lesson and instead married a wonderful woman who hailed from a family of most modest means. What can I say? I’m a Heretic.
But back to Brennan — he’s a real Scumbag like all the rest including The Colonel. The following article from the National Catholic Reporter explains it better than I ever could. There are some truly good Catholics who try to do the right thing but they are overshadowed & neutralized by The Rich. This article underscores the very nature of it. Fordham‘s President, Father Joseph McShane, is recalcitrant. He is holding firm despite incredible pressure from faculty & alumni. Why? Well, that’s the question, isn’t it? And I answer it with this blog post.
Keep in mind, Brennan is Obama’s man. Obama is not a good & decent person. He’s also CIA. I have always contended that and I’m sticking to it. It is so fucking obvious. He’s the first CIA POTUS from womb to office. He was groomed for his/this moment in history. It shows. The Establishment has always had his back and The Establishment is supported, protected & perpetuated by the Alphabet Agencies to include the CIA.
FYI, I live by principles and one of those principles is to not torture or purposely cause suffering of any sort. Not only does torture as a tactic not work, it’s immoral. But I don’t think that’s why it’s used. The people performing it know it doesn’t work and they don’t care that it doesn’t work. I think torture has always been used because those who do it like it. They get off on it. Torture is pleasing to them. So, it’s a perk for the psychopaths in the ranks, and that’s a lot of psychopaths to satiate.
For most Catholics, Lent is a time for the repentance from sins, and Holy Week in particular is a period of reflection on the suffering of Jesus.
At Fordham University in New York, this Lenten season has been a time for faculty members to reflect on the suffering of torture victims and to call university administrators to offer contrition for a decision they made a few years ago.
In 2012, Fordham University’s board of trustees selected John O. Brennan to offer the commencement address and to receive an honorary degree from the university.
The decision quickly became a cause of concern among a group of faculty members and students. At the time, Brennan was assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, and from 1980 to 2005, he served in various positions in the CIA.
Two graduating seniors launched a petition charging that by choosing Brennan, “Fordham University is implicitly endorsing the ‘War on Terror,’ the use of rendition, the CIA’s heinous drone campaign, and the subversion of the rule of law in America, including the assassination of its own citizens.”
Though the petition polarized faculty and students on campus, Fordham’s administration moved forward with bestowing the honorary degree on Brennan in May 2012. In January 2013, President Barack Obama appointed Brennan as the director of the CIA.
Brennan, who received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Fordham in 1977, was furthered feted by the university in September 2014, when Fordham’s president, Jesuit Fr. Joseph McShane, gave him the Brien McMahon Award for Distinguished Public Service. By then, the controversy surrounding Brennan had mostly settled.
But just three months later, in December 2014, the Senate Intelligence Committee issued a damning report on the CIA’s program of detaining and interrogating terrorism suspects in the years since Sept. 11, 2001. The report detailed some of the grim techniques the CIA used to torture prisoners, including waterboarding, death threats, sleep deprivation and rectal feedings.
The report, and Brennan’s subsequent defense of some of the CIA’s tactics, reawakened concerns about the honors Fordham had conferred on Brennan. Professor Orlando Rodriguez, chair of Fordham’s sociology department, reached out to some of the faculty to explore a meaningful response to university administrators.
More at link behind title.
I would be remiss if I didn’t conclude this sidebar about the ubiquity of Catholics in the Intelligence Community without offering you the following excellent article from Church and State. It sums it up nicely in a concise yet comprehensive manner. Their God must be so proud. “Tell me true, tell me why, was Jesus crucified — is it for this, that, that he died?” Yeah, I don’t think so. I had the decency and temerity to leave an unconvincing faith behind, but these creatures who control the administration of it, they usurped & coopted it for their own cruel, sadistic and diabolical ends and they COWARDLY pretend otherwise. You don’t fool me, you Motherfuckers. I see right through it. I see you for what you are — Scum of the Fucking Earth. Men for Others. Yeah, right. Sure. Too funny.
Every year in late June a bizarre ritual takes place in Rome. Men and women fly in from all over the world to participate in a ceremony that has been performed for centuries. Next year, the assembled might find CIA director William Casey in their midst. And Casey could well be accompanied by former Secretary of State Alexander Haig.
If they make the journey, Casey and Haig will join a gathering of the world’s Catholic elite on St. John’s Day. Dressed in scarlet uniforms and black capes, brandishing swords and waving flags emblazoned with the eight-pointed Maltese cross, these Catholic brothers and sisters will, in an atmosphere of pomp and circumstance befitting a coronation, swear allegiance to the defense of the Holy Mother Church.
Casey and Haig are both members of the Knights of Malta, a legendary Vatican order dating back to the Crusades, when the “warrior monks” served as the military arm of the Catholic church. The knights, in their latter-day incarnation as the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM), are a historical anomaly. Although the order has no land mass other than a small headquarters in Rome, this unique papal entity holds the status of nation-state. It mints coins, prints stamps, has its own constitution and issues license plates and passports to an accredited diplomatic corps. The grand master of the order, Fra Angelo de Mojana di Cologna, holds a rank in the church equal to a cardinal and is recognized as a sovereign chief of state by 41 nations with which the SMOM exchanges ambassadors.
But the real power of the order lies with the lay members, who are active on five continents. Nobility forms the backbone of the SMOM; more than 40 percent of its 10,000 constituents are related to Europe’s oldest and most powerful Catholic families. Wealth is a de facto prerequisite for a knightly candidate, and each must pass through a rigorous screening. Protestants, Jews, Muslims and divorced or separated Catholics are ineligible.
“The eight-pointed white cross stands out everywhere as a symbol of charity toward mankind and as a comfort and consolation to the sick and the poor,” says Cyril Toumanoff, official historian of the SMOM. In recent years its members have carried on the Hospitaler tradition of the original knights by supporting international health care and relief efforts. They proudly offer aid to the needy regardless of race, creed or religious affiliation.
But the needy aided by certain SMOM members in the late ’40s were some of the 50,000 Nazi war criminals who, with the assistance of the International Red Cross, were furnished fake Vatican passports and, in some cases, clerical robes, and were smuggled on Bishop Alois Hudal’s “underground railroad” to South America. Among those was Klaus Barbie, the “butcher of Lyons.”
In 1948, the SMOM gave one of its highest awards of honor, the Gran Croci al Merito con Placca, to General Reinhard Gehlen, Adolf Hitler’s chief anti-Soviet spy. (Only three other people received this award.) Gehlen, who was not a Catholic, was touted as a formidable ally in the holy crusade against godless Marxism. After the war he and his well-developed spy apparatus — staffed largely by ex-Nazis — joined the fledgling CIA. Eventually, hundreds more Nazis ended up on the U.S. government’s payroll. Among them was Klaus Barbie.
“The CIA very early on made a decision that Nazis were more valuable as allies and agents than as war criminals,” says Victor Marchetti, an ex-CIA officer who was raised a Catholic. Marchetti is disturbed by the role of the CIA and his church in perpetuating the Nazi outrage. “It gets a little crazy,” he said, “when you let one thing [anticommunism] take over to the extent that you forgive everything else.”
The SMOM had given a different prestigious award in 1946 to another high-level CIA operative, James Jesus Angleton. “It had to do with counterintelligence,” Angleton told Mother Jones, when asked why he was chosen for such a distinction. During World War II, Angleton was head of the Rome station of the OSS. Later, on his return to Washington, he ran what was tantamount to the “Vatican desk” for the CIA. According to Angleton, the agency does not have a Vatican desk. Nor does it have an Israel desk, for that matter, yet Angleton also covered that area. The extreme sensitivity associated with Israel and the Vatican required that work relating to them be buried among Angleton’s counterintelligence staff, which was well-suited for such assignments.
During the early years of the Cold War, Angleton organized an elaborate spy network that enabled the CIA to obtain intelligence reports sent to the Vatican by papal nuncios stationed behind the Iron Curtain and in other “denied” areas. This was, at the time, one of the few means available to the CIA of penetrating the Eastern Bloc.
According to previously classified State Department memoranda, Angleton recommended that the CIA fund Catholic Action, an Italian lay organization headed by Luigi Gedda, a prominent right-wing ideologue who had also been honored by the knights. Gedda was a key operative in an effort undertaken by the CIA and the Vatican to “barricade the Reds” in the 1948 Italian elections. Only weeks before the election, it appeared the Italian Communist party would prevail. The CIA and the Vatican both feared the Communists might win unless drastic measures were taken.
At the behest of Pope Pius XII, Gedda mobilized a huge propaganda machine. More than 18,000 “civic committees” were formed to get out the anti-Communist vote. The Christian Democrats scored a decisive victory. Catholic Action is credited with turning the tables.
Catholic Action continued to be a dominant factor in Italian politics throughout the Cold War. It had great influence on trade unions and youth groups in Italy-groups that were heavily subsidized by the CIA, then under the leadership of Alien Dulles. Christian Democratic politicians and church figures were also among the beneficiaries of the CIA’s largess, which exceeded $20 million per year in the 1950s. The agency provided “project money” to numerous priests and bishops, usually in the form of contributions to their favorite charities. Often, these prelates were unaware of the true source of these funds. “We would consider people of this sort as our allies,” recalls Victor Marchetti, “even though they may not consider themselves in any way allied with us.”
Much, much more at the link behind the title.
So, Donald Trump is correct — they are a bunch of Fucking Nazis, including and especially The Colonel. As such, they have no qualms or hesitation whatsoever running over a Target‘s daughter or gunning down a classroom full of refugee children. In fact, it’s what they live for. They require their Blood Sacrifices. Their God requires it, and if you can mix it with revenge & retribution, it makes for a Perfect Cocktail. Evil. Pure Evil, or as pure as it gets.
Here’s the comment I consider a veiled threat at Kunstler’s Clusterfuck Nation. Kunstler’s comment section is Sock Puppet Central and it’s also a playground for the Alphabet Agencies to spread disinformation, misinformation and to create a Honey Pot where they can groom Terrorists & Mass Shooters. This comment came on the heels of me telling another commentator that I don’t own any weapons. See, that’s bothersome for them considering what they have planned for me. In a Home Invasion, it’s best the Target have a cache of weapons so they can justify their slaughter and sell the story. Now they’ll have to plant the weapons and that introduces more risk into the equation.
No, I’m not going to take this Shitbird‘s advice and procure a cache of weapons. If they’re going to murder me and my family, I will not give them legal cause & pretext to do so. As well, I believe this is an indication that they’re coming for me, and what do you know, a few short days later my daughter is run down by a car — one of a number of their favorite methods to neutralize a Target. Just ask John Mack — oh wait, you can’t and his family got the message and their lips are forever sealed about the matter.
Isn’t it interesting how the worst of the worst people, the most powerful people on Earth, never seem to get hit by cars or experience other anomalies that end their life? Funny that, and also very telling. I bet The Colonel‘s daughter was never hit by a car as a pedestrian or Obama’s daughters. Chelsea Clinton, I don’t remember her being run down by a car as a pedestrian. Donald Trump’s daughters? Not them, either. Somehow, when you’re an Oligarch or you serve the Oligarchy directly, you’re immune from such tragedies. It’s uncanny, isn’t it? Maybe it’s Clean Living, but I kinda doubt it. Even the Terrorists know to leave them alone and instead target The Little People. It’s so predictable, it’s formulaic. It’s as though it’s by design. Scripted, almost, or perhaps entirely.
And speaking of Terrorist Events & Mass Shootings, have you noticed in the past two weeks the Mainstream Media hasn’t reported on any because it’s too busy either heralding Trump (Fox News) or denigrating him (CNN, NYT, & MSNBC)? It’s as though they have an On/Off Toggle Switch for Terrorist Events & Mass Shootings. When they’re busy with other endeavors, they just toggle that switch to Off and when they’re finished with those other items, they toggle the switch for Terrorist Events & Mass Shootings to On. How do they do that? It’s almost as if it’s by COMMAND, and maybe it is. Something to consider.
This comment from elysianfield, who is many other screen names at Clusterfuck Nation by the way, is so disingenuous, I don’t know where to start. First, it, and I call it an it because in my opinion it’s not human (none of them are), says “with respect.” This thing has less than zero respect for me, so right away, it’s overt wording is a lie. You have to look behind the veil for the deeper, true meaning & messaging which is effectively a gloating threat. This is the way these Intelligence Scumbags operate. They have no morals or scruples. They are FILTH.
This sentence is the tell: “…just mindless thugs intent upon preying on you and your well-being…and trust me, those thugs exist in great number.” First of all, I would never “trust” it. Ever. However, if you weren’t privy to the conversation I was having with this freak earlier, you wouldn’t understand the nature of its veiled threat or that it’s a threat at all. I related to this individual that many types of thugs/goons exist. There are your run-of-the-mill ghetto thugs/goons, of course, but then there are what I consider even worse thugs. I consider them worse thugs/goons because unlike ghetto thugs/goons, they were given every opportunity not to be thugs/goons and yet they chose to be. A ghetto thug/goon really has no choice. He/she doesn’t have options because of the environment of the ghetto in which they are formed. But a soldier who signs up for Modern Warfare in which it is a known fact that the majority of deaths & casualties are civilians is nothing more than a thug/goon, and Special Ops are the elite of that most pernicious thuggery. Special Ops are the mindless thugs to which the freak elysianfield refers. They’re Brutal Orcs who will do whatever they are commanded to do, even if that means taking out a Target, for The Colonel or any Superior, who is an American Citizen. They don’t question their orders and ironically this is what set The Colonel off and prompted him to threaten to murder me. If they are ordered to murder a teacher and her classroom full of children, that’s what they’ll proudly do no questions asked and no doubt they will be, or have been, rewarded for their loyalty. If they’re ordered to run down a Target‘s daughter with an automobile or kidnap her and rape her and then sell her into sex slavery, that’s what they’ll do. They are effectively robots — Killing Machines. They’re that Mindless. What a lovely existence. How else could The Colonel, right hand to the Pope, make such a threat against me and still walk free? He has License. They all have License. They are above or beyond The Law. For them, there is no Law.
So, that was the context in which this Shitbird made his comment. He’s telling me the Mindless Killing Machines, the Special Ops, who I refer to as worse thugs/goons than ghetto thugs/goons, are numerous and I’m in their Sights. Nice. Don’t you just love the smell of Freedom in the morning? I know I do, and I bet the Pope & POTUS do too.
This just in. My wife reported to me that she left her classroom yesterday afternoon to visit another Montessori School to do some networking and when she returned, even though she locked all the doors, someone had been in her classroom. She left her laptop there and the lights on because she was only going to be out & about for a short while, and when she returned, the lights were off and a table had been moved. Whoever was there left it like that as a Calling Card. This is the signature of Intelligence Services. In fact, it was either CNN or MSNBC discussing lately the nature of reporting in Russia as a foreign journalist. It was related to the Intelligence Report concerning Trump & the Russians. The person indicated that Russian Intelligence Services will enter your living space and leave evidence that they were there. Of course, like EVERY American “journalist,” this one engaged in American Excpetionalism, so the implication was that America doesn’t do such things. Yeah, right. I’m here to tell you America does exactly the same things. The only difference is, America has a much better Marketing Department, it’s called The Media, that sells the notion of American Exceptionalism. In otherwords, America is much more hypocritcal than Russia because Russia doesn’t go to nearly the lengths America does in concealing its True Nature.
I agree with the following article, but I highly doubt this will ever be accomplished. In fact, I’d say it’s impossible. So much more than this would have to, will have to, be done to change The Tide. It’s a Sisyphean Endeavor. Hence my appeal to The Greys/Aliens in my previous blog post. Absent the accommodation of that ever-so-subtle tongue-in-cheek appeal, we’re Fucking Toast and Obama will, in record time, be a Billionaire (deferred, versus real-time, Emoluments) like his good friend & dupe, Donald Trump.
For our own safety, we must disband these squads of killers.
Sheldon Richman | June 11, 2015
It’s time to disband the Navy’s SEAL Team 6 and all other secretive, unaccountable units of the U.S. imperial military. As is said about lawyers, if we didn’t have these units, we wouldn’t need them.
The New York Times reported recently:
While fighting grinding wars of attrition in Afghanistan and Iraq, Team 6 performed missions elsewhere that blurred the traditional lines between soldier and spy. The team’s sniper unit was remade to carry out clandestine intelligence operations, and the SEALs joined Central Intelligence Agency operatives in an initiative called the Omega Program, which offered greater latitude in hunting adversaries.
Team 6 has successfully carried out thousands of dangerous raids that military leaders credit with weakening militant networks, but its activities have also spurred recurring concerns about excessive killing and civilian deaths.
Afghan villagers and a British commander accused SEALs of indiscriminately killing men in one hamlet; in 2009, team members joined C.I.A. and Afghan paramilitary forces in a raid that left a group of youths dead and inflamed tensions between Afghan and NATO officials. Even an American hostage freed in a dramatic rescue has questioned why the SEALs killed all his captors.
We are expected to trust the government that those operations kill bad guys only. But why should we, when it has done so much to earn our distrust? It has long downplayed the civilian deaths inflicted by drones, bombers, and ground operations.
The Times writes:
When suspicions have been raised about misconduct, outside oversight has been limited. Joint Special Operations Command, which oversees SEAL Team 6 missions, conducted its own inquiries into more than a half-dozen episodes, but seldom referred them to Navy investigators. “JSOC investigates JSOC, and that’s part of the problem,” said one former senior military officer experienced in special operations, who like many others interviewed for this article spoke on the condition of anonymity because Team 6’s activities are classified.
Even the military’s civilian overseers do not regularly examine the unit’s operations. “This is an area where Congress notoriously doesn’t want to know too much,” said Harold Koh, the State Department’s former top legal adviser, who provided guidance to the Obama administration on clandestine war.
Here we have a super-secretive unit of killers that is protected from accountability by its own. William C. Banks, a Syracuse University expert on national-security law, told the Times, “If you’re unacknowledged on the battlefield, you’re not accountable.”
Members of Congress pretend to keep an eye on the military to prevent criminal behavior—but in fact they are integral to the corrupt system: with eyes turned away, they keep it going with large sums of money. “Waves of money have sluiced through SEAL Team 6 since 2001,” the Times writes, “allowing it to significantly expand its ranks—reaching roughly 300 assault troops, called operators, and 1,500 support personnel—to meet new demands.” And this is just one unit—though it is the most glamorized, having conducted the raid that reportedly killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in 2011.
The Times quotes James G. Stavridis, retired admiral and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, who said, “If you want these forces to do things that occasionally bend the rules of international law, you certainly don’t want that out in public.” By “bend the rules,” Stavridis means, in the Times’ words, “going into undeclared war zones.”
So politicians need secretive military units to fight undeclared wars—which would seem to violate the Constitution.
The existence of secretive military units conducting private lethal operations should bother anyone who aspires to live in a free society. Their very nature offends common decency. Yet a propagandized population takes for granted that secrecy is legitimate and necessary for our safety in a terrorism-plagued world.
Beyond the obvious objections to secretive military units, there is also this: U.S. intervention in the Muslim world makes people want to kill Americans, as government officials widely acknowledge. Secretive military units allow the national-security elite to engage in actions that provoke violence against Americans confident that Team 6 and the Army’s Delta Force will neutralize any retaliatory threat.
For our own safety, we must disband these squads of killers.
Obama was bad enough as far as all of this is concerned. I suspect the Trump Administration will be much worse. I feel like A Man Without A Country, metaphorically speaking. Very few people are able to slip this Left/Right Binary Bind the National Security State has everyone locked into. The only people, with the exception of a few, who do slip it are so completely apathetic their slippage is irrelevant because it’s the same effect as far as the National Security State is concerned. The Apathetic won’t be getting any Fancy Ideas.
Here’s one of the few who gets it and seems to have slipped the Binary Bind, but I have to consider, how does Jeremy get the recognition and access he does? I know from experience the National Security State goes out of its way to prevent an independent voice with dangerous liberating ideas from ever gaining an audience. Yet Jeremy has managed to do it. Is he Controlled Opposition? I don’t know, but I wouldn’t discount the possibility. The National Security State seeks to control all potential opposition and it’s highly effective in that endeavor since it controls The Internet and The Airwaves, so to speak. Either way, I completely agree with Jeremy Scahill per the following video. I have long thought & long espoused the very same thing at this blog. Jeremy seems like the kind of person I would sit down and have a drink with. More than one, in fact, and I don’t say that about many people. In fact, I can count that number on one hand.
Scahill, per that video, has equal excoriation & opprobrium for Obama & The Democrats as he does for Trump & The Republicans. He discusses the danger of Betsy DeVos and her brother Erik Prince — something I’ve discussed at this blog as well. As we enter increasingly troubled times for so many reasons, The Rich will be increasingly using these mercenaries to murder American Citizens and innocent people the World over. It’s coming. Sooner than you think. It will become commonplace in a few short years. Where will you stand when it’s in Full Force? Will you accommodate it or will you resist it? Most will accommodate, I have no doubt. The people with the guns are Unequivocal Dumbasses and can be relied upon to turn those guns on their neighbors and themselves upon command when the zeitgeist manifests. They are not Rebels — they’re Imbeciles. That’s why they have the guns. If that’s your defense, you have no defense. Your guns will not save you from yourself.
Assassinations like the following will no longer be few & far between. The excellent movie The Constant Gardener comes to mind as well. In the Brave New World we’re entering, what these two movies present will be how business is conducted on a daily basis. Standard Operating Procedure. What fun it will be, especially when you consider unemployment in 25 years will be at least 50% and the disparity between The Rich and The Little People will be insurmountable.
The study suggests that new technologies are creating fewer and fewer jobs and it is likely that advances in automation and AI will destroy jobs at a much faster rate than it creates new roles.
Citi says “forecasts suggesting that there will be 9.5 million new job openings and 98 million replacement jobs in the EU from 2013 to 2025. However our analysis shows that roughly half of the jobs available in the EU would need highly skilled workers.”
Yes, automation and robotics will bring advances and benefits to people — but only a select few. Shareholders, top earners, and the well-educated will enjoy most of the benefits that come from increased corporate productivity and a demand for technical, highly-skilled roles.
Meanwhile, the majority of society — middle classes and, in particular, the poor — will experience significant upheaval and little upside. They will be forced to retrain and relocate as their old jobs are replaced by smart machines.
All hail our new robot overlords!
In my email exchange with the thug/goon Colomel, one of the Pope‘s right hand men, he bragged to me about how his ancestors fought as leaders in The Crusades and how he “had ways of taking care of” soldiers like me who were under his command, especially in Vietnam. Of course, he was implying that he had them fragged. In otherwords, he was admitting to murdering American soldiers during his stint in Vietnam. Murder is murder. The Colonel is admittedly a murderer and yet he’s held in high esteem by not only the American Government, but also the Pope and many Alternative Media outlets such as Moon of Alabama blog. Not only has this Fuck Face not personally atoned for his War Crimes, he hasn’t legally been held to account for them and the Intelligence Community is well aware of it. As well, it’s well aware of his threatening to murder me using American Special Ops. The NSA has all of this on file and yet he still walks free instead of being locked up and behind bars where any murdering criminal belongs.
Regardless of the official and unofficial reasoning for any War since WWII, any War now, or any War in the future, and you can be sure Trump will have his War and/or Wars, this is The Effect and The Effect is The Reality of Modern Warfare where the majority of victims are innocent children, women and men who had no vote or say in it. If you support War, these days at least, the following description of The Effect from the excellent book The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, is what you are REALLY supporting. When you read this quote, think of ALL the politicians who supported the invasion & occupation of Iraq, unlike me who was dead-set against it even before it happened per this blog post here entitled Now Was That, Then Is This, including leading Democrats like Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. John Kerry’s support of the invasion & occupation of Iraq is especially egregious when you consider his famous words before Congress concerning the Vietnam War shown in the video below the quoted passage.
Via an amalgam of sober studies, anecdotal evidence and random sampling, it is estimated that tens, and perhaps hundreds, of thousands of women and young girls became prostitutes. Most were poor, illiterate country girls with no means of making a living except to live as ticks on the fur of the nineteen-year-old American GI. His pants bulging with an inflationary roll of dollars and his adolescent brain swollen with the yellow fever that afflicts so many Western men who come to an Asian country, this American GI discovered to his surprise and delight that in this green-breasted world he was no longer Clark Kent but Superman, at least in regards to women. Aided (or at least invaded?) by Superman, our fecund little country no longer produced significant amounts of rice, rubber and tin, cultivating instead an annual bumper crop of prostitutes, girls who had never so much as danced to a rock song before the pimps we call cowboys slapped pasties on their quivering country breasts and prodded them onto the catwalk of the Tu Do bar. Now, am I daring to accuse American strategic planners of deliberately eradicating peasant villages in order to smoke out the girls who would have little choice but to sexually service the same boys who bombed, shelled, strafed, torched, pillaged, or merely forcibly evacuated said villages? No, of course not, I am merely noting the creation of native prostitutes to service foreign privates is an inevitable outcome of a war of occupation, one of those nasty little side effects of defending freedom that all wives, sisters, girlfriends, mothers, pastors, and politicians in Smallville, USA, pretend to ignore behind waxed and buffed walls of teeth as they welcome their soldiers home, ready to treat any unmentionable afflictions with the penicillin of American goodness.
Today’s the day all inquiries will be made. The police report related to my daughter’s accident will be available and the attorney & the private investigator are ready to go to work. We will see where this leads, if anywhere. If it was a planned hit, how well have they covered their tracks? Afterall, the college’s President is military, and the report has to be approved by his office before it’s released. One wonders how much has been edited or redacted before it was finally approved for release. If it was a hit, one wonders if the President of the college was contacted and told to cooperate in covering it up, and of course, being in the military, he would have no choice but to acquiesce if the order came from on high. We’ll see. Maybe my superstition & paranoia is getting the best of me. But then again, maybe not. It’s not as though this behavior by the National Security State is unprecedented. It’s its stock & trade.
One final note to conclude this rambling, but pertinent, blog post. It relates to the Pope and the POTUS. I watched the new HBO series, The Young Pope, last night, or at least I watched the first episode. As a former Catholic, I have to say, I really enjoyed it. It’s excellent and I have high expectations for the remaining episodes. I’m sure it’s pissed off many Catholics the world over, and they have a right to be pissed in one sense. Let’s see HBO also make a noir series about The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and something equally pernicious & scathing & denigrating about Islam and Buddhism. In all fairness.
Donald Trump is to the American Presidency what The Young Pope, Lenny Belardo, is to the Catholic Church. It’s a transformative Shake-Up. I’m not saying the creators of The Young Pope HBO series intended it to be instructive in this way, because I’m sure they didn’t. It doesn’t matter whether they intended it or not, it’s instructive nonetheless, wittingly or unwittingly. One thing The Young Pope is accomplishing in the first episode is revealing, and the creators of this series aren’t the first to do this, the malevolent political bureaucracy that runs the Vatican and the Catholic Church. It’s the REAl POWER behind the Papal Throne, and The Young Pope is already exposing it for what it is. Don’t get me wrong, The Young Pope, Lenny Belardo, appears to be a psychopath, but the message is, it takes a psychopath to turn the collective psychopathy of the Catholic Church‘s administrative bureaucracy on its head.
So, if you change your perspective and allow Trump to unwittingly be America’s version of Lenny Belardo applied to the American Presidency & the American Government, perhaps some good can come of all this Evil finally exposed to the blinding light of day. You just have to open your eyes and take your sunglasses off. Allow the light to cleanse & illuminate and use its Vitamin D – Infused energy to weather the catastrophic storms to come.
PS: Through The Grapevine, since I did not watch the events on Friday and I have not tuned into the Cable News Networks or any News Outlet all weekend including Friday, I have word that Trump mentioned Patriotism and Patriots in his Inauguration Speech. First, considering his fealty and the fealty of his supporters to Putin the KGB Communist who would like nothing more than to see America become a Vassal State of his USSR II Project, using the words Patriotism and Patriots is laughable. Second, the following excellent comment from Ian Welsh’s latest blog post here sums up nicely my feelings about Patriots & Patriotism.