Cautious Wisdom on Brexit

This short article from Robert Parry is a very worthwhile read. I trust him on so many issues. He reflects here on the loss of trust produced by the realization that American leadership, like that in the EU, has resulted in policies that have not produced a system that respects, or works toward a secure future for, the average person. Wealth is increasingly funnelled upwards. Everyman has been betrayed. The outcome of the dangerous, but natural, human reaction to this is disquieting.

The piece’s final statement:

Right now, Clinton and the Democrats are carrying the banner of the Establishment, while Trump and his Republican insurgents fly the Jolly Roger. In a political year when the anti-establishment wave seems to be cresting, the Democrats may regret their choice of a legacy, status-quo candidate.

Ukraine Mess: Behind The Departure of “Yats”

In view of the April resignation of sacrificial lamb, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, likely engineered by the U.S. State Department, the real ruler of the Ukraine (who put him in “power” in the first place more than two years ago in February, 2014) it seems timely to remind readers of my very detailed timeline on the tragic happenings there that began with the early pro-EU Maidan protests in November 2013.

Originally posted in August, 2014, and kept up to date:

MH17 And Ukraine – A Continuing Study

At the top of this post are two April 11, 2016 articles on the reasons behind the ousting of “Yats.”

 

MH17 – A Curious Lack of Curiosity

A Ukrainian-Canadian monitor with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), who arrived at the scene while the MH17 plane’s wreckage was still smoking and stayed to help organize, described evidence of seeming machine gun fire  and none of a ground-to-air missile attack.

He did so in a CBC interview with Susan Ormiston aired July 29. Ormiston asked him directly about evidence of a missile attack. Michael Bociurkiw’s response  lasts from 6:01 t0 6:40 in this 8-minute video. I quote his response verbatim:

There have been two or three pieces of fuselage that have been really pock marked. It almost looks like machine gun fire – very very strong machine gun fire that has left these unique marks that we haven’t seen anywhere else. We’ve also been asked for example, have we seen any examples of missile – well, no we haven’t. That’s the answer. And even if it was there we don’t have those trained eyes to pick that up…

Judging by the way the video was edited, Ormiston’s crew were interested in continuing to present this horrible tragedy in a way that would cause public outrage and continue to fuel the fires of hatred of Putin’s Russia. Shoes, childrens’ books, toys, notes-to-self, travel guides etc. etc…. This they probably succeeded in achieving.

Ironically, however, the video also shows – in the short statement by Michael Bociurkiw on “machine gun” evidence – that there may be some truth to the theory that MH17 was brought down by one or two Ukrainian fighter jets.

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An Incomplete List of Crimes (and Lies) “Demon Putin” Never Perpetrated

Watching my once-precious CBC (Canada’s budget-browbeaten public broadcaster) line up with CNN and Fox on the “disproportionate evil” of Vladimir Putin compared to Obama or Cheney or Bush or Clinton or Truman or Reagan or Cameron or Harper… or… makes me want to spit.

Instead, this more venomous response:

2014: The Latest Exposed Lie

We do not torture.

http://www.salon.com/2014/12/11/exclusive_corrupt_toxic_and_sociopathic_glenn_greenwald_unloads_on_torture_cia_and_washingtons_rotten_soul/

About Hiroshima:

1945: Here, just three lies listed by John Pilger – there were more. There are always more…

1. “No radioactivity in Hiroshima ruin” said the front page of the New York Times

2. The atomic bomb was dropped “to end the war in the Pacific and save lives.”

3. Prior to bombing Hiroshima “the Japanese were not suing for peace.”

About Iran:

1953 – 2013 – The CIA was “not involved” in the coup that put the Shah in power. Took 60 years for them to ‘fess up.

1980: USS Vincennes shoots down an Iranian passenger Airbus 300 – Iran Air Flight 655. There were 290 deaths – sound familiar? The US lied about their carrier being in Iranian waters and that they mistook an Airbus for a jet fighter 1/3 the size. Commanding Officer Captain William C. Rogers III was decorated in 1982.

1985-1987: Iran Contra Affair – see Nicaragua below.

2005-Present: G.W. Bush authorized “black ops” against the government of Iran. They appear to finance and assist terrorist groups trying to destabilize Iran.

About Guatemala:

1954: The CIA was “not behind” the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Guatemala led by Jacobo Árbenz

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