Obama & Kerry BEGGED to shoot Tomahawk Missiles into Syria in 2013 but Congress wouldn't let them

Update: Looks like the recent attack was as contrived as the first….  A Quick Turnaround Assessment of the White House Intelligence Report Issued on April 11, 2017 About the Nerve Agent Attack in Khan Shaykhun, Syria. Theodore A. Postol Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology, and National Security Policy Massachusetts Institute of Technology Original post: In … More

Neo-Cons have always wanted "some form of national health insurance"

“Some form of national health insurance” was a critical piece of the “conservative welfare state” laid out by Kristol…the conservative welfare state is laid out in part 1 of my expose, the national health insurance piece is laid out in part 2… Neo-Conservatism the Autobiography of an Idea, part 1 Neo-Conservatism the Autobiography of an … More

Say what you want about Jeff Sessions…

Start at 3:13 – you can speed it up too…I remembered this back-and-forth but I had forgotten that Sessions actually acknowledges Congress’s role in war-making. What Panetta is saying-without-saying-it is that he considers treaties to trump the Constitution. This can be argued given what seems to be ambiguity in the language in the Constitution, but … More

Is "Well-Outside the Mainstream" Newspeak for OUT OF HER FREAKIN' MIND???

While all eyes are on Russia, is Trump’s “Deputy” National Security Advisor, former Kissinger staffer and current member of the Council on Foreign Relations, KT McFarland actively pursuing war with North Korea, or at least knowingly provoking China? White House Options on North Korea Include Use of Military Force The strategy review comes as recent events … More

Touchstones Trump Conspiracies

The Trump election is the most significant thing that’s happened in the world since 9/11, in my opinion. I think even the first black president pales in comparison because it didn’t actually change our course. Trump’s presidency might. The interesting question in my opinion, however, is not, “How did he get elected?” but rather “Why … More

Sidestream Media: The Backstory (revised & expanded)

by Andreago Ferreira Much is made today of the “mainstream/liberal/establishment media” epitomized by media giants such as CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, Time Magazine, Politico, and sometimes The Washington Post. However, relatively little analysis is dedicated to other major media blocs, all of which, despite the assertion that the liberal media is the sole … More

Regulations Are For Cronies…

This is how regulations favor big business…I wrote a whole article about this mechanism coming down in the budding pot industry (seriously, that was not intended!), but today’s Journal put it so simply, so elegantly, I had to share it. Different Sector, Same Principle… Trump Treasury Pick Could Boost Small Banks Mnuchin’s background suggests he … More

FASCINATING Video

This is a must-watch right now. I didn’t even watch it at faster speed–hanging on every word. (h/t JB) Yuri Bezmenov, KGB defector, lays out the plan; to paraphrase: Use the conservatives to get Marxist ideas into the mainstream (see Kristol’s Neo-Conservatism)–“leftists are useless;” promise goodies; eradicate free market ideas; precipitate crisis; disallow dissent; then … More

At Last! The "Conservative Welfare State" We Always Wanted!

When I tell people about the father of the modern GOP, Irving Kristol’s book, Neo-Conservatism: The Autobiography of an Idea, about his successful efforts over the years to transform the Republican party into a “truly political party” that did not worry so much about balancing the budget as controlling it, they are often shocked. But … More