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Friday
Feb172017

Podcast on the Trump Crisis with Russia

If you want a concise discussion of hte current attempt to force Trump to "toe the line" dictated by the power structure, the Deep State, listen to this podcast. It is worth the investment of your time. 

Thursday
Feb162017

Why Trump Will Lose: Treason

When Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden released information that was classified, they committed treason. This is not in dispute. But a reasonable question is whether or not it was justified. Manning released videos of war crimes that were not being prosecuted. They still are not. Snowden released information that the government was spying in ways that it was denying. They still are denying, even under oath to Congress. What would I have done in these circumstances? I have no idea. 

In the same way the recent release of classified information that led to the resignation of General Flynn as National Security Advisor to Trump was also treason. One cannot just release whatever one wants if it is classified. Trump's private call to the Prime Minister of Australia was leaked, as was a private conversation with Israel on settlements, as was the private conversations with the President of Mexico. The purpose is obvious, to make Trump's independent foreign policy either not so independent, or make it devolve into chaos, which will be blamed on Trump's personality. I find it difficult to see how these leaks can be justified, especially as no transcripts of Flynn's phone calls has been released so we have no idea what was said. 

This attempt to lead the US into war with Russia is treason. Even though some are saying that Trump not going to war with Russia is treason. All possible effort is being made to sabotage the president's foreign policy. 

In the past it was seldom that I would agree with Dennis Kuchinch. This is one of those times. 

Why does this mean that Trump will lose? It is because the entire governmental structure is against Trump. I do not see how he can win. Already my FaceBook feed is filled with those actually advocating treason against the elected president of the United States. It will not end well. 

I will post a link to the next podcast of Steven Cohen and John Batchelor on the crisis. Cohen has been predicting that the intelligence community and the neo-cons would attempt to make peace with Russia impossible. The resignation of Flynn, a voice of reason in the Trump administration on Russia, is the first step. 

Sunday
Feb122017

Putin's Advance into Korea

I am not showing this in order to mock anyone, but to point out that anyone can have a brain fart. I guess I am sensitve to criticisms of this nature because I have very modest aphasia/anomia, and it is only getting worse as I age. Anyone can make these kind of mistakes, and one needs to keep this in mind, especially for people you might not like. 

Friday
Feb102017

McCain Commits a Felony. 

While there has never been a conviction on the Logan Act, McCain is in violation of it here. It has been the law of the land for over 200 years. 

§ 953. Private correspondence with foreign governments.
Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply himself, or his agent, to any foreign government, or the agents thereof, for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.
1 Stat. 613, January 30, 1799, codified at 18 U.S.C. § 953 (2004).  

 

I wish to apologize once again for voting for McCain in 2008.

Thursday
Feb092017

Who is Putin

I think that there are a few errors, but a good presentation.