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Unable to compromise with Democrats, Republicans have shutdown the government for 14 days. Edging a default, they stepback allowing the government to function again.

Washington has been rigged more and more for the millionaires, billionaires, and giant corporations.

In the midst of HSBC’s scandalous worldwide fiscal big thefts : throw a glance here at a map concerning African clients in « FINANCE » and worldwide clients of the bank. This is a gigantic octopus. Clearly.

Progressives United

Mbock,

I first met Russ Feingold in the 1990s, back when I was teaching in law school. The big banks and credit card companies were trying to peddle a terrible bankruptcy bill in the Senate, and I was looking for help to stop it.

It’s not always easy to find people willing to stand up to big financial companies in Washington. Looking back, I imagine Russ probably could have used the hefty campaign contributions he would have gotten from the banking industry if he had ignored my calls.

But that didn’t matter to Russ. Even when the odds were against us, Russ joined the fight to stop that terrible bill — and he didn’t just passively sign on; he threw himself into the fight with energy and enthusiasm. He did it because it was the right thing to do.

When Russ Feingold started Progressives United four years ago, I knew he’d keep taking on the big fights. So it’s no surprise that today, Progressives United is one of the strongest grassroots organizations we have to give working families a voice in our political system.

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This weekend is Progressives United’s fourth birthday, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to fight for Russ Feingold’s vision of a more progressive America. If you can, please donate now to help Progressives United raise $50,000 to get ready for the next big fights coming our way.

Russ saw the rigged system. In the four years since he left the United States Senate, Washington has been rigged more and more for the millionaires, billionaires, and giant corporations. The Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions put our democracy up for sale. Hobby Lobby was a corporate assault on women’s rights.

Now more than ever, if we want to change things, we have to fight for it ourselves.

That’s why we need Progressives United:

  • To bring grassroots progressives together to protect programs like Medicare and Social Security that help the middle class:
  • To hold our leaders accountable when they sell out to Wall Street banks and Big Oil; and
  • To take back our democracy from the Koch brothers and their billionaire pals and help elect strong progressives who fight for working families.

Even though Russ is off doing terrific diplomatic work for the State Department in Africa right now, I know how proud he is of the organization he’s built and the grassroots work you’re doing. Every voice that speaks out is important.

We need the principles that Russ fought for in Washington more than ever today. No matter where Progressives United goes next, let’s make sure we’re ready to fight for the people and causes we believe in.

Help me celebrate Progressives United’s birthday right now by chipping in $5 to keep their work going. I can’t think of a better birthday present than to get ready for our next fight.

Thank you for being a part of this,

Sen. Elizabeth Warren

America. Why this midterm election is so important for a « more perfect union ».

As the Power-plant, the middle-class is the backbone of every society.

To begin with, I will let you hear the call to vote by the First Lady.

Michelle said, “The stakes in this election couldn’t be higher. I need you to step up.”

What does it mean to step up?

 

NOW THAT YOU HAVE LISTENED, HERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT ISSUES I HOPE WE CAN AGREE UPON ALLTOGETHER. SOMETIMES YOU KNOW ELECTIONS ARE JUST AS EASY AS THAT.

 

CONSIDER THIS BROWSING AS REASONS TO CONSOLIDATE AND EVEN TO SPEED UP AMERICAN MOMENTUM.

Number One. The Minimum wage is essential to bring people out of poverty and to share the dividends of Democracy. Some do consider « 47% » of the people are so weak to make it and their only hope is to overrely on the State, just as parasites do. It is up to everyone to agree with this stance or to reject it categorically, for its shortsighting and outright demagogy, as I do.

To get me right, take a reading at the following and hold on to this  :

« There is nobody out there who got rich on their own. »

Progressives United

 

Stand with Bruce and Contribute Today!

The hard-right Republican candidate in Iowa’s neck-and-neck Senate race, Joni Ernst, just had her Mitt Romney 47% moment discussing the Affordable Care Act:

In the audio, Ernst said a « generation of people » has been created that relies « on the government to provide absolutely everything for them. »

When Ernst shows this kind of contempt for Iowans, she’s talking about me. I’m a proud Iowan, born and raised, and many of my friends now have a better shot at healthy, prosperous lives thanks to this bill.

Ernst is wrong about our generation, and even more wrong about her own. As Elizabeth Warren has said, « There is nobody out there who got rich on their own. » Maybe that’s why Senator Warren has been out campaigning for progressive Bruce Braley in Iowa — and why she’s asked national Progressives United members to unite with Iowa progressives to support him, too.

Join Elizabeth Warren and fellow Progressives United members helping progressive Bruce Braley turn his opponent’s contemptuous remarks into a victory. 

I was born and raised in a progressive town by a single mother. My mom, Bonnie, has been a nurse for 36 years, and always worked tirelessly to provide for my brother and me. Her work ethic and independence hasn’t been lost on me either.

My family, like all Iowa families, knows the meaning of hard work. So we take it personally when politicians like Joni Ernst threaten the benefits we’ve rightfully earned.

While Ernst worries about « how are we going to get people off of those » healthcare benefits, Bruce Braley is running a progressive campaign to keep regulations that stop insurance companies from denying coverage, kicking me and my friends off our plans, or increasing our rates for no reason.

And with just over a week until Election Day, right now is the critical Get Out The Vote (GOTV) phase of the campaign, when Braley needs the resources to make sure his supporters reach the polls.

Contribute $5 to Bruce Braley’s progressive campaign for Senate and help power Iowa’s grassroots GOTV program? Time is running out.

My friends in Iowa have seen Bruce Braley slammed with attack ads, but his opponent’s insults to 100% of my generation have me excited to join Elizabeth Warren in showing my support. I hope you will too.

Thanks for uniting as a progressive,

Erin Wagner
Digital Director
Progressives United

 

NOW IS THE TIME FOR CITIZENS RIGHTS KIND OF ACT II OF CIVIL RIGHTS.

Number twoBESIDES THE MINIMUM WAGE IS THE AFFORDABLE CARE – IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING. 

Number threeTHE AFFORDABLE EDUCATION

In a sense, the minimum wage, affordable education and health care are undissociable to strenghten the Middle-class and the class of the Working poor. The 47%.

Number four. THE HOT GUN’S ISSUE

After the dramatic shooting of Ferguson, the Washington school spree.

America is a gun’s addict Nation. Built with a colt and a Yankee culture, the more people are falling under gun’s shooting, the louder supporters of free access to guns are. It should have been the Opposite, in a  World of common sense. Any attempt to bring some restrictions on gun’s possession is met with Lawmakers fending it off.

Big money in politics is part of the interpretation of this lawmaker’s offensive, overrelying in their funding lobbyists. Among them the NRA and its affiliates branches.

A zealous interpretation of the Constitution is another biais justifying gun’s obsession. While recognizing Culture patterns are a veil between us and the reality, something we hold for sure to fight back our fears, even irrationnally, the rationale is not with this olddated culture trend. A glance at societies restricting arms possession such as european nations, shows that an unarmed people is the best way to avoid, slow, control and prevent shooting rampages.

It is crucial to understand that.

Ferguson’s leaks of Michael Brown autopsy has left me absolutely terrified by some of the comments over there. Many of them were praising Officer Wilson’s account of facts to justify why he shot the teen dead. They were even cynics asking the Rev; Jesse Jackson to give an apology for indignation and criticizing the system. In their view, Michael Brown was a dealer, a thief and a threat to the Police Officer Wilson. According to those unbelievable and hallucinating shivering comments, Michael Brown should know – and I guess the message was adressed to all the Black Community: those bands of savages monkeys and bushmen should know, starting from the murder of Michael Brown –  « if you insult a police officer, you deserve death penality. Period. And if you don’t agree, or are not happy with that sentence, go Hell ».

My goodness ! How can a civilised American – even from the 47% board – tell this kind of enormity ? Who is the incult and primitive person here ? So a police officer can shoot at everybody who insults him or threats him bared hands. Come on. What are those weak policemen ; coward enough to shoot somebody in the back? A policeman afraid of threats or insults should go and stay home as females. Don’t turn policeman, if you have no balls. Those Ferguson Policemen officers need a good training. They were two of them against a teen and they felt in danger. They should stay home and do the cooking and may be change their sex.

When some asses speak like this, teens as the one who shot his friend (in fact his cousins – (CNN)) in a Washington school are encouraged by those bestial words. Eventually the comments spiraled down into acts and vice versa through false medias and racist reportings.

The Official Michael Brown Autopsy Report Doesn’t Say What the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Says It Does

THE NEGER FACTOR

That said,  the Neger Factor is undermining Black communities around the World. From Africa to America, black people are porous and vulnerable to every bestiality conducts. This vulnerability  translates either into complex of inferiority for this people looking for the White approbation first, if necessary by a ridiculous mimetism. Second, of all the communities living in peace in America, black community is the one with little disciplinary, little organisation and little educative values to strenghten them such as supporting and helping each other, love, respect and courage to confront the Reality not with your body (fists, guns or something else) but through knowledge, skills and self-fulfillment. Attentism must be banned. Assistance also. White racism accusation too.

The fact is Black men in success tend to change their board : some will wed with White females to show their fucking success. Black eternal complex. Colonisation never ends for them. When I will see a white female wedding an ugly poor black man, I will change my view on the topic. Look what happened to Pistorius. Were he not for his successful money in cash, would a Top model, hosting a TV show accept to be his girlfriend ? No way. She came for money and notoriety searching. The same case for Karembeu, the Caledonian thinking Adriana was in love with him. Has he not be that brillant footballer at the time this fucking wedding was concluded, she wouldn’t accept him. Many black men are so stupid and with half a brain. How many famous White men got married with black women ? How many presidents ? But African presidents have the same complex of Negritude. Even Leopold Senghor, the Senegalese president succombed at it, somewhere in Normandie. Where is he burried that false prophet of Negritude ? Shame on those black monkeys ? Those men are easy preys to capture and tear apart.

Many others will help at a distance giving some money for poor black people to attend prestigious schools ; apparently to purify their souls. Going to school is one thing. The next step is confronting the Working place, the professional universe and Black companies’ owners are weak here. The NJ established bank to fund black entrepreneurs is welcome.

Too many black people are selfishness and bounty. « Peaux  noires, masques blancs » is a book by Aimé Césaire. In the end, black teens are left to fend for themselves. I’m not targetting parenthood. But each black people, true to himself may recognize disorder, lack of education and of transmission of solid values derivating from the initial lost of identity and ignorance of black history – before Docteur King marching in to Washington –  and even before Black people went in America. This missing link in their personnality is their burden. So, as they do not respect or love each other, so are they treated with disrespect and contempt by the White community and the others. If you don’t respect yourself, nobody will respect you. Respecting yourself is not only a declaration in principle : « I’m black and proud », it is « showing by doing » – I’m paraphrasing the British Deputy PM, Nick Clegg. Showing by doing not by crying and complaining to be a victim of the System, all days long.

DO IT – THIS WAS THE SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE HIDDEN BEHIND THE 2008 SLOGAN « YES WE CAN DO IT ». YES YOU CAN DO IT. THE MESSAGE WAS ALSO TARGETTING ALL THE HAVES NOT WHETHER BLACK OR WHITE STRUGGLING IN THEIR EVERY DAY LIFE TO KEEP THEIR HEADS OUT OF WATER.

THIS WAS IMPORTANT RECALLING. NATURALLY THE STARTING POINT IS GOING  OUT TO VOTE. THE NEXT STAGE IS ROLLING UP YOUR SLEEVES AND ENTER THE ARENA THE CIVILISED WAY. SOLIDIFY YOUR GAINS AND POSITIONS. ALL YOU NEED IS AT REACH : SOLIDARITY, EDUCATION, ROCKY VALUES, SKILLS,  CONFIDENCE IN AND RESPECT FOR YOURSELF.

MY MESSAGE TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY IS : RESPECT YOURSELF AND THE REST WILL BE ADDED ON TO YOU.

THE OTHER MESSAGE IS IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU ARE COMING FROM – MEANING YOUR PAST – IF YOU ARE MEMORY BLANK, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO MOVE FORWARD IN AN AUTHENTICAL WAY ? YOU HAVE GOT NO COMPASS AND THIS IS TERRIBLE. THE GOOD NEWS IS THERE IS A REMEDY TO THAT DISEASE.

Number Five. ANOTHER REASON TO VOTE IS TO AVOID THE NEXT ROUND OF ANOTHER SHUTDOWN OF THE GOVERNMENT WHICH HAS BECOME A POLITICAL GAME FOR A SHOW OF POWER.

Number Six.  ON THE INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, YOU HAVE GOT GAZA AND PALESTINIANS STILL TRAPPED BY ISRAEL IN AN OPEN AIR JAIL.

Read here . ISRAELI RESTRICTIONS ON MOVEMENT STRANGLE PALESTINIAN LIFE – Eurasianews.

Remember, previously, UK’s lawmakers have symbolically agreed by a Yes-Vote to a Palestinian State. Many Nations are ready for this recognizing. Only America is holding this Paleestinian State back. How many Palestinians’ deaths American lawmakers need to free Gaza and the Palestinians People ? If Obama is not going to do this, then fear for other rounds of wars over there.

Number Seven. NO NATION WILL FIGHT IMMIGRATION OR SECURE ITS BORDERS WITHOUT OPENING FREEDOMS TO ALL THE PEOPLE OPPRESSED, AS CANADIAN RECENT TERRORIST ACT SHOWS IT. THAT IS FIRST AND SECOND, WITHOUT REDUCING SIGNIFICANTLY GLOBAL POVERTY UPWARDS.

Canada and the War on Terror: The Ottawa Shootings, What Really Happened? (Global Research)

Number Eight. AMERICAN ECONOMY IS STRONG AND IMPROVING WITH THE DAYS.

Tomorrow, Tunisians will vote for the legislatives. Asked about the failure  of the Arab Spring in Tunisia and about the strong revival of Islamic Faith among Tunisians with no future at home, going to fight with ISIS, in waves, a Tunisian officer said « they have come to the conclusion that you can’t bring security to the people without economic development. Democracy is secondary to fulfill this agenda of economic development and security ». Where did I hear such an affirmation ? Historically, which is first ? Democracy or Economic Development ?

In fact, the nature of your Development hugely depends on the quality of your Democracy and more importantly, on the sharpness of your Justice  – either social Justice dealing with social inequalities or the State of Law – Those are the keys factors working as power plants for the economy. In saying this, we come back to empowering the Middle-Class as a political option, to avoid a double-edged society with poor on one edge and rich on the other. This disarticulated state, pantin like is unsustainable, in the longer term, without some rocky confrontations. The missing link will always be the Middle-Class. As the Power-plant, the middle-class is the backbone of every society.

This is why Democracy, as a Political Agenda, comes First. Some will say China is not a democracy but is getting successful. True. But, China is also this society overexposed to people opposing  the righteousness of the Ruling and challenging its legitimacy. Hong Kong’s events are precursor’ signs. Yes, China is doing well. But its autocratic political system is its weakest link.

When you vote, you vote for a political agenda. Without that political agenda, how can you make a difference between the candidates ? Impossible.

 

Economic development is the implementation of a successful political agenda.

 

At the heat of the financial crisis, and from times to times, the debate over the primacy of economy over politics went on with some people advocating that « to tackle inequalities, you need a strong economy first ». You can’t share misery, they added. First create wealth and thereafter you can proceed with redistribution. 

Inconvenient : things don’t work like this. Once the wealth is there, the redistribution becomes problematic and flawed. You need some Regulations and Justice to fix that. Meaning back to Politics first where the economy and the people are growing together ; where the economic system is no longer disconnected to the people it is supposed to serve. Nor is this economy a bubble or a sum of bubbles floating above the heads of the people.They move together. To say it differently, after 2008, the economy got real and was back to earth.

The economy is not the end of the game, but a mean to reach the goal which is improving living standards for all  the peoples.

Next time you hear that democracy is not necessary to economic development, think about this debate.

Consider this other example : in France, President Hollande was elected under the promise of going to Bruxels to ask for a change of the economic agenda : growth vs austerity. His promise of overcoming the austerity agenda went viral and  french people bought it. Cash and quick. Whether good or not, demagogic or populist (as C.Y. Leung the Hong-Kong Administrator would qualify it to dismiss the Youth Umbrella’s demand of a truly democracy), the point is,  a political agenda was set. Unfortunately, things went differently on the EU’s stage. President Hollande was sent back home for structural reforms first, before the bailout.

Yesterday, bruxels conference ended this way  :

FRANCE AND ITALY PROMISE TO REFORM, EU LEADERS VOW CLOSER ECONOMIC COORDINATION  (Eurasianews)-

Previously, French next year budget was met with doubts of Bruxels’s experts who asked for more exactitude (and less approximations or maths based on overoptimistic forecasts French has been unable to approach, since president Hollande came into power). In a sense, Bruxels have asked French Budgetary Minister to bring realistic figures instead of those fantastic numbers French PM came with in Bruxels, without any ground to support them.

Security for the Middle Class. (The White House)

SUPPORT THE BEST POLITICAL AGENDA ON THE ISSUES THAT MATTER TO YOU AND TO ALL OF US.  

MORE IMPORTANTLY SUPPORT A SENATE WHICH IS GOING TO KEEP THE MOMENTUM INSTEAD OF CUTTING IT DOWN FOR POLITICAL GAMES.

GO OUT THERE AND VOTE. DON’T WAKE UP THE NEXT JANUARY TO FIND YOURSELF EMBARKED ON ANOTHER SHUTDOWN OR A SLOWDOWN. IT’S NOW OR NEVER. 

IF YOU WANT JUSTICE TO SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE IN AMERICA GO OUT AND VOTE. CATCH UP WITH THE OPPORTUNITY.

TOMORROW WILL BE TOO LATE UNTILL ANOTHER WINDOW IS OPENED IN … 2016. IN THE MEANTIME AMERICA WILL LOSE 2 YEARS. A HUGE LOSS IN THE SCALE OF HISTORY. TIMES ARE MOVING FASTER TODAY THAN YESTERDAY.

DANTE DIVINE COMEDY. The Zionist connection or The Terror Bombing: White House and Zionist Complicity root out.

Following what we wrote today, we couldn’t imagine another following than this indepth, to understand Israeli arrogance in the Middle-East. This is an alliance, the Mafia style aiming at leading the World to Death. It looks like The DANTESQUE DIVINE COMEDY.

WHICH ROLE WILL OBAMA PLAY? DEVIL OR ANGEL ? MARTIN LUTHER KING FEARING NO BODY AND GANDHI’S HEIR OR BELZEBUTH-NIETSCHEEN’S GOD DENIAL CREATURE ? AND WHAT ABOUT THE AMERICAN CONGRESS.

THIS IS END OF THE ROAD FOR ISRAEL. FROM THE VERY BEGINNING THIS MAFIA STATE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS AN HEIDEGGERIEN ROAD LEADING TO NOWHERE. IMPASSE.

Consider this excerpt to weigh the density of the anal ysis:

« The Terror Bombing: White House and Zionist Complicity

Every level of the US government was aware that Arab extremists were planning a spectacular armed attack in the United States. The FBI and the CIA had their names and addresses; the Presidents National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice publicly admitted that the Executive branch knew that a terrorist hijacking would occur…only they had expected, she claimed, a traditional hijacking and not the use of airliners as missiles. The Attorney General John Ashcroft was acutely aware and refused to fly on commercial airliners. Scores of Israeli spies were living blocks away from some of the hijackers in Florida , informing headquarters on their movements. Overseas intelligence agencies, notably in Germany , Russia , Israel and Egypt claimed to have provided information to their US counterparts on the terrorist plot. The Presidents office, the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency and the FBI allowed the attackers to prepare their plans, secure funding, proceed to the airports, board the planes and carry out their attacks…all carrying US visas (mostly issued in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia once a prominent site for processing Arabs to fight in Afghanistan) and with pilots who were US-trained. As soon as the terrorists took control of the flights, the Air Force was notified of the hijacking but top leaders inexplicably delayed moves to intercept the planes allowing the attackers to reach their objectives…the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

The military-driven empire builders and their Zionist allies immediately seized the pretext of a single military retaliatory attack by non-state terrorists to launch a worldwide military offensive against a laundry list of sovereign nations. Within 24 hours, ultra-Zionist Senator Joseph Lieberman, in a prepared speech, called for the US to attack Iran , Iraq and Syria without any proof that any of these nations, all full members of the United Nations, were behind the hijackings. President Bush declared a Global War on Terror (GWOT) and launched the invasion of Afghanistan and approved a program of extraterritorial, extrajudicial assassinations, kidnappings and torture throughout the world. Clearly the Administration put into operation a war strategy, publicly advocated and prepared by Zionist ideologues long before 9/11. The President secured nearly unanimous support from Congress for the first Patriot Act, suspending fundamental democratic freedoms at home. He demanded that US client-states and allies implement their own versions of authoritarian anti-terrorist laws to persecute, prosecute and jail any and all opponents of US and Israeli empire building in the Middle East and elsewhere. In other words, September 11, 2001 became the pretext for a virulent and sustained effort to create a new world order centered on a US military-driven empire and a Middle East built around Israeli supremacy ».

Could you imagine such a diabolic simulation or simulacrum ?

Five days ago, we wrote America is THE major threat to international peace today. How to change the course ? Time for History is NOW.

Provocations as Pretexts for Imperial War: From Pearl Harbor to 9/11

Global Research, August 19, 2014

Article first published by GR in August 2008

Wars in an imperialist democracy cannot simply be dictated by executive fiat, they require the consent of highly motivated masses who will make the human and material sacrifices. Imperialist leaders have to create a visible and highly charged emotional sense of injustice and righteousness to secure national cohesion and overcome the natural opposition to early death, destruction and disruption of civilian life and to the brutal regimentation that goes with submission to absolutist rule by the military.

The need to invent a cause is especially the case with imperialist countries because their national territory is not under threat. There is no visible occupation army oppressing the mass of the people in their everyday life. The enemy does not disrupt everyday normal life as forced conscription would and does. Under normal peaceful time, who would be willing to sacrifice their constitutional rights and their participation in civil society to subject themselves to martial rule that precludes the exercise of all their civil freedoms?

The task of imperial rulers is to fabricate a world in which the enemy to be attacked (an emerging imperial power like Japan) is portrayed as an invader or an aggressor in the case of revolutionary movements (Korean and Indo-Chinese communists) engaged in a civil war against an imperial client ruler or a terrorist conspiracy linked to an anti-imperialist, anti-colonial Islamic movements and secular states. Imperialist-democracies in the past did not need to consult or secure mass support for their expansionist wars; they relied on volunteer armies, mercenaries and colonial subjects led and directed by colonial officers. Only with the confluence of imperialism, electoral politics and total war did the need arise to secure not only consent, but also enthusiasm, to facilitate mass recruitment and obligatory conscription.

Since all US imperial wars are fought overseas far from any immediate threats, attacks or invasions – -US imperial rulers have the special task of making the causus bellicus immediate, dramatic and self-righteously defensive.

To this end US Presidents have created circumstances, fabricated incidents and acted in complicity with their enemies, to incite the bellicose temperament of the masses in favor of war.

The pretext for wars are acts of provocation which set in motion a series of counter-moves by the enemy, which are then used to justify an imperial mass military mobilization leading to and legitimizing war.

State provocations require uniform mass media complicity in the lead-up to open warfare: Namely the portrayal of the imperial country as a victim of its own over-trusting innocence and good intentions. All four major US imperial wars over the past 67 years resorted to a provocation, a pretext, and systematic, high intensity mass media propaganda to mobilize the masses for war. An army of academics, journalists, mass media pundits and experts soften up the public in preparation for war through demonological writing and commentary: Each and every aspect of the forthcoming military target is described as totally evil hence totalitarian – in which even the most benign policy is linked to demonic ends of the regime.

Since the enemy to be lacks any saving graces and worst, since the totalitarian state controls everything and everybody, no process of internal reform or change is possible. Hence the defeat of total evil can only take place through total war. The targeted state and people must be destroyed in order to be redeemed. In a word, the imperial democracy must regiment and convert itself into a military juggernaut based on mass complicity with imperial war crimes. The war against totalitarianism becomes the vehicle for total state control for an imperial war.

In the case of the US-Japanese war, the US-Korean war, the US-Indochinese war and the post-September 11 war against an independent secular nationalist regime (Iraq) and the Islamic Afghan republic, the Executive branch (with the uniform support of the mass media and congress) provoked a hostile response from its target and fabricated a pretext as a basis for mass mobilization for prolonged and bloody wars.

US-Japan War: Provocation and Pretext for War

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt set high standards for provoking and creating a pretext for undermining majoritarian anti-war sentiment, unifying and mobilizing the country for war. Robert Stinnett, in his brilliantly documented study, Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor, demonstrates that Roosevelt provoked the war with Japan by deliberately following an eight-step program of harassment and embargo against Japan developed by Lt. Commander Arthur H. McCollum, head of the Far East desk of the Office of Naval Intelligence. He provides systematic documentation of US cables tracking the Japanese fleet to Pearl Harbor, clearly demonstrating that FDR knew in advance of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor following the Japanese fleet virtually every step of the way. Even more damaging, Stinnett reveals that Admiral H.E. Kimmel, in charge of the defense of Pearl Harbor, was systematically excluded from receiving critical intelligence reports on the approaching movements of the Japanese fleet, thus preventing the defense of the US base.

The sneak attack by the Japanese, which caused the death over three thousand American service men and the destruction of scores of ships and planes, successfully provoked the war FDR had wanted. In the run-up to the Japanese attack, President Roosevelt ordered the implementation of Naval Intelligences October 1940 memorandum, authored by McCollum, for eight specific measures, which amounted to acts of war including an economic embargo of Japan, the shipment of arms to Japans adversaries, the prevention of Tokyo from securing strategic raw materials essential for its economy and the denial of port access, thus provoking a military confrontation.

To overcome massive US opposition to war, Roosevelt needed a dramatic, destructive immoral act committed by Japan against a clearly defensive US base to turn the pacifist US public into a cohesive, outraged, righteous war machine. Hence the Presidential decision to undermine the defense of Pearl Harbor by denying the Navy Commander in charge of its defense, Admiral Kimmel, essential intelligence about anticipated December 7, 1941 attack. The United States paid the price with 2,923 Americans killed and 879 wounded, Admiral Kimmel was blamed and stood trial for dereliction of duty, but FDR got his war. The successful outcome of FDRs strategy led to a half-century of US imperial supremacy in the Asia-Pacific region. An unanticipated outcome, however, was the US and Japanese imperial defeats on the Chinese mainland and in North Korea by the victorious communist armies of national liberation.

Provocation and Pretext for the US War Against Korea

The incomplete conquest of Asia following the US defeat of Japanese imperialism, particularly the revolutionary upheavals in China , Korea and Indochina , posed a strategic challenge to US empire builders. Their massive financial and military aid to their Chinese clients failed to stem the victory of the anti-imperialist Red Armies. President Truman faced a profound dilemma how to consolidate US imperial supremacy in the Pacific at a time of growing nationalist and communist upheavals when the vast majority of the war wearied soldiers and civilians were demanding demobilization and a return to civilian life and economy. Like Roosevelt in 1941, Truman needed to provoke a confrontation, one that could be dramatized as an offensive attack on the US (and its allies) and could serve as a pretext to overcome widespread opposition to another imperial war.

Truman and the Pacific military command led by General Douglas Mac Arthur chose the Korean peninsula as the site for detonating the war. Throughout the Japanese-Korean war, the Red guerrilla forces led the national liberation struggle against the Japanese Army and its Korean collaborators. Subsequent to the defeat of Japan , the national revolt developed into a social revolutionary struggle against Korean elite collaborators with the Japanese occupiers. As Bruce Cumings documents in his classic study, The Origins of the Korean War , the internal civil war preceded and defined the conflict prior to and after the US occupation and division of Korea into a North and South. The political advance of the mass national movement led by the anti-imperialist communists and the discredit of the US-backed Korean collaborators undermined Trumans efforts to arbitrarily divide the country geographically. In the midst of this class-based civil war, Truman and Mac Arthur created a provocation: They intervened, establishing a US occupation army and military bases and arming the counter-revolutionary former Japanese collaborators. The US hostile presence in a sea of anti-imperialist armies and civilian social movements inevitably led to the escalation of social conflict, in which the US-backed Korean clients were losing.

As the Red Armies rapidly advanced from their strongholds in the north and joined with the mass revolutionary social movements in the South they encountered fierce repression and massacres of anti-imperialist civilians, workers and peasants, by the US armed collaborators. Facing defeat Truman declared that the civil war was really an invasion by (north) Koreans against (south) Korea . Truman, like Roosevelt, was willing to sacrifice the US troops by putting them in the direct fire of the revolutionary armies in order to militarize and mobilize the US public in defense of imperial outposts in the southern Korean peninsula.

In the run-up to the US invasion of Korea , Truman, the US Congress and the mass media engaged in a massive propaganda campaign and purge of peace and anti-militarist organizations throughout US civil society. Tens of thousands of individuals lost their jobs, hundreds were jailed and hundreds of thousands were blacklisted. Trade unions and civic organizations were taken over by pro-war, pro-empire collaborators. Propaganda and purges facilitated the propagation of the danger of a new world war, in which democracy was threatened by expanding Communist totalitarianism. In reality, democracy was eroded to prepare for an imperial war to prop up a client regime and secure a military beachhead on the Asian continent.

The US invasion of Korea to prop up its tyrannical client was presented as a response to North Korea invading South Korea and threatening our soldiers defending democracy. The heavy losses incurred by retreating US troops belied the claim of President Truman that the imperial war was merely a police action. By the end of the first year of the imperial war, public opinion turned against the war. Truman was seen as a deceptive warmonger. In 1952, the electorate elected Dwight Eisenhower on his promise to end the war. An armistice was agreed to in 1953. Trumans use of military provocation to detonate a conflict with the advancing Korean revolutionary armies and then using the pretext of US forces in danger to launch a war did not succeed in securing a complete victory: The war ended in a divided Korean nation. Truman left office disgraced and derided, and the US public turned anti-war for another decade.

The US Indochinese War: Johnsons Tonkin Pretext

The US invasion and war against Vietnam was a prolonged process, beginning in 1954 and continuing to the final defeat in 1975. From 1954 to 1960 the US sent military combat advisers to train the army of the corrupt, unpopular and failed collaborator regime of President Ngo Dinh Diem. With the election of President Kennedy, Washington escalated the number of military advisers, commandos (so called Green Berets) and the use of death squads (Plan Phoenix). Despite the intensification of the US involvement and its extensive role in directing military operations, Washington s surrogate South Vietnam Army (ARNV) was losing the war to the South Vietnamese National Liberation Army (Viet Cong) and the South Vietnamese National Liberation Front (NLF), which clearly had the support of the overwhelming majority of the Vietnamese people.

Following the assassination of President Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson took over the Presidency and faced the imminent collapse of the US puppet regime and the defeat of its surrogate Vietnamese Army.

The US had two strategic objectives in launching the Vietnam Was: The first involved establishing a ring of client regimes and military bases from Korea, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan, Indochina, Pakistan, Northern Burma (via the KMT opium lords and Shan secessionists) and Tibet to encircle China, engage in cross border commando attacks by surrogate military forces and block Chinas access to its natural markets. The second strategic objective in the US invasion and occupation of Vietnam was part of its general program to destroy powerful national liberation and anti-imperialists movements in Southeast Asia, particularly in Indochina , Indonesia , the Philippines . The purpose was to consolidate client regimes, which would provide military bases, de-nationalize and privatize their raw materials sectors and provide political and military support to US empire building. The conquest of Indochina was an essential part of US empire-building in Asia . Washington calculated that by defeating the strongest Southeast Asian anti-imperialist movement and country, neighboring countries (especially Laos and Cambodia ) would fall easily.

Washington faced multiple problems. In the first place, given the collapse of the surrogate South Vietnam regime and army, Washington would need to massively escalate its military presence, in effect substituting its ground forces for the failed puppet forces and extend and intensify its bombing throughout North Vietnam , Cambodia and Laos . In a word convert a limited covert war into a massive publicly declared war.

The second problem was the reticence of significant sectors of the US public, especially college students (and their middle and working class parents) facing conscription, who opposed the war. The scale and scope of military commitment envisioned as necessary to win the imperial war required a pretext, a justification.

The pretext had to be such as to present the US invading armies as responding to a sneak attack by an aggressor country ( North Vietnam ). President Johnson, the Secretary of Defense, the US Naval and Air Force Command, the National Security Agency, acted in concert. What was referred to as the Gulf of Tonkin Incident involved a fabricated account of a pair of attacks, on August 2 and 4, 1964 off the coast of North Vietnam by naval forces of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam against two US destroyers the USS Maddox and the USS Turner Joy. Using, as a pretext, the fabricated account of the attacks, the US Congress almost unanimously passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution on August 7, 1964, which granted President Johnson full power to expand the invasion and occupation of Vietnam up to and beyond 500,000 US ground troops by 1966. The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution authorized President Johnson to conduct military operations throughout Southeast Asia without a declaration of war and gave him the freedom to take all necessary steps, including the use of armed force to assist any member or protocol state of the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty requesting assistance in defense of freedom.

On August 5, 1964 Lyndon Johnson went on national television and radio announcing the launching of massive waves of retaliatory bombing of North Vietnamese naval facilities (Operation Pierce Arrow). In 2005, official documents released from the Pentagon, the National Security Agency and other government departments have revealed that there was no Vietnamese attack. On the contrary, according to the US Naval Institute, a program of covert CIA attacks against North Vietnam had begun in 1961 and was taken over by the Pentagon in 1964. These maritime attacks on the North Vietnamese coast by ultra-fast Norwegian-made patrol boats (purchased by the US for the South Vietnamese puppet navy and under direct US naval coordination) were an integral part of the operation. Secretary of Defense McNamara admitted to Congress that US ships were involved in attacks on the North Vietnamese coast prior to the so-called Gulf of Tonkin Incident .

So much for Johnsons claim of an unprovoked attack. The key lie, however, was the claim that the USS Maddox retaliated against an attacking Vietnamese patrol boat. The Vietnamese patrol boats, according to NSA accounts released in 2005, were not even in the vicinity of the Maddox they were at least 10,000 yards away and three rounds were first fired at them by the Maddox which then falsely claimed it subsequently suffered some damage from a single 14.5 mm machine gun bullet to its hull. The August 4 Vietnamese attack never happened. Captain John Herrick of the Turner Joy cabled that many reported contacts and torpedoes fired appear doubtful…No actual visual sightings (of North Vietnamese naval boats) by Maddox.

The consequences of the fabrication of the Tonkin Gulf incident and provocation was to justify an escalation of war that killed 4 million people in Indochina, maimed, displaced and injured millions more, in addition to killing 58,000 US service men and wounding a half-million more in this failed effort in military-driven empire-building. Elsewhere in Asia, the US empire builders consolidated their client collaborative rule: In Indonesia, which had one of the largest open Communist Party in the world, a CIA designed military coup, backed by Johnson in 1966 and led by General Suharto, murdered over one million trade unionists, peasants, progressive intellectuals, school teachers and communists (and their family members).

What is striking about the US declaration of war in Vietnam is that the latter did not respond to the US-directed maritime provocations that served as a pretext for war. As a result Washington had to fabricate a Vietnamese response and then use it as the pretext for war.

The idea of fabricating military threats (the Gulf of Tonkin Incident ) and then using them as pretext for the US-Vietnam war was repeated in the case of the US invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan . In fact Bush Administration policy makers, who launched the Afghan and Iraq wars, tried to prevent the publication of a report by the top Navy commander in which he recounted how the NSA distorted the intelligence reports regarding the Tonkin incident to serve the Johnson Administrations ardent desire for a pretext to war.

Provocation and Pretext: 9/11 and the Afghan-Iraq Invasions

In 2001, the vast majority of the US public was concerned over domestic matters the downturn in the economy, corporate corruption (Enron, World Com etc..), the bursting of the dot-com bubble and avoiding any new military confrontation in the Middle East . There was no sense that the US had any interest in going to war for Israel , nor launching a new war against Iraq , especially an Iraq , which had been defeated and humiliated a decade earlier and was subject to brutal economic sanctions.

The US oil companies were negotiating new agreements with the Gulf States and looked forward to, with some hope, a stable, peaceful Middle East, marred by Israel s savaging the Palestinians and threatening its adversaries. In the Presidential election of 2000, George W, Bush was elected despite losing the popular vote in large part because of electoral chicanery (with the complicity of the Supreme Court) denying the vote to blacks in Florida. Bushs bellicose rhetoric and emphasis on national security resonated mainly with his Zionist advisers and the pro-Israeli lobby otherwise, for the majority of Americans, it fell on deaf ears.

The gap between the Middle East War plans of his principle Zionist appointees in the Pentagon, the Vice Presidents office and the National Security Council and the general US publics concern with domestic issues was striking. No amount of Zionist authored position papers, anti-Arab, anti-Muslim rhetoric and theatrics, emanating from Israel and its US based spokespeople, were making any significant impact on the US public. There was widespread disbelief that there was an imminent threat to US security through a catastrophic terrorist attack which is defined as an attack using chemical, biological or nuclear weapons of mass destruction. The US public believed that Israel s Middle East wars and their unconditional US lobbyists promotion for direct US involvement were not part of their lives nor in the countrys interest.

The key challenge for the militarists in the Bush Administration was how to bring the US public around to support the new Middle East war agenda, in the absence of any visible, credible and immediate threat from any sovereign Middle Eastern country.

The Zionists were well placed in all the key government positions to launch a worldwide offensive war. They had clear ideas of the countries to target (Middle East adversaries of Israel ). They had defined the ideology (the war on terror, preventive defense). They projected a sequence of wars. They linked their Middle East war strategy to a global military offensive against all governments, movements and leaders who opposed US military-driven empire building. What they needed was to coordinate the elite into actually facilitating a catastrophic terrorist incident that could trigger the implementation of their publicly stated and defended new world war.

The key to the success of the operation was to encourage terrorists and to facilitate calculated and systematic neglect to deliberately marginalize intelligence agents and agency reports that identified the terrorists, their plans and methods. In the subsequent investigatory hearings, it was necessary to foster the image of neglect, bureaucratic ineptness and security failures in order to cover up Administration complicity in the terrorists success. An absolutely essential element in mobilizing massive and unquestioning support for the launching of a world war of conquest and destruction centered in Muslim and Arab countries and people was a catastrophic event that could be linked to the latter.

After the initial shock of 9/11 and the mass media propaganda blitz saturating every household, questions began to be raised by critics about the run-up to the event, especially when reports began to circulate from domestic and overseas intelligence agencies that US policy makers were clearly informed of preparations for a terrorist attack. After many months of sustained public pressure, President Bush finally named an investigatory commission on 9/11, headed by former politicians and government officials. Philip Zelikow, an academic and former government official and prominent advocate of preventative defense (the offensive war policies promoted by the Zionist militants in the government) was named executive director to conduct and write the official 9-11 Commission Report. Zelikow was privy to the need for a pretext, like 9/11, for launching the permanent global warfare, which he had advocated. With a prescience, which could only come from an insider to the fabrication leading to war, he had written: Like Pearl Harbor , this event would divide our past and future into a before and after. The United States (sic) might respond with draconian measures, scaling back civil liberties, allowing wider surveillance of citizens, detention of suspects and use of deadly force (torture), (see Catastrophic Terrorism Tackling the New Dangers , co-authored by Philip Zelikow and published by Foreign Affairs in 1998).

Zelikow directed the commission report, which exonerated the administration of any knowledge and complicity in 9/11, but convinced few Americans outside of the mass media and Congress. Polls conducted in the summer of 2003 on the findings of the Commission proceedings and its conclusions found that a majority of the American public expressed a high level of distrust and rejection especially among New Yorkers. The general public suspected Government complicity, especially when it was revealed that Zelikow conferred with key figures under investigation, Vice President Cheney and Presidential Guru Karl Rove. In response to skeptical citizens, Zelikow went on an insane rage, calling the sceptics pathogens or germs whose infection needed to be contained. With language reminiscent of a Hitlerian Social Darwinist diatribe, he referred to criticisms of the Commission cover up as a bacteria (that) can sicken the larger body (of public opinion). Clearly Zelikows pseudoscientific rant reflects the fear and loathing he feels for those who implicated him with a militarist regime, which fabricated a pretext for a catastrophic war for Zelikows favorite state Israel .

Throughout the 1990s the US and Israeli military-driven empire building took on an added virulence: Israel dispossessed Palestinians and extended its colonial settlements. Bush, Senior invaded Iraq and systematically destroyed Iraqis military and civil economic infrastructure and fomented an ethnically cleansed Kurdish client state in the north. Like his predecessor Ronald Reagan, President George H.W. Bush, Senior backed anti-communist Islamic irregulars in their conquest of Afghanistan via their holy wars against a leftist secular nationalist regime.. At the same time Bush, Senior attempted to balance military empire building with expanding the US economic empire, by not occupying Iraq and unsuccessfully trying to restrain Israeli colonial settlements in the West Bank .

With the rise of Clinton , all restraints on military-driven empire building were thrown over: Clinton provoked a major Balkan war, viciously bombing and dismembering Yugoslavia , periodically bombing Iraq and extending and expanding US military bases in the Gulf States . He bombed the largest pharmaceutical factory in Sudan , invaded Somalia and intensified a criminal economic boycott of Iraq leading to the death of an estimated 500,000 children. Within the Clinton regime, several liberal pro-Israel Zionists joined the military-driven empire builders in the key policy making positions. Israeli military expansion and repression reached new heights as US-financed colonial Jewish settlers and heavily armed Israeli military forces slaughtered unarmed Palestinian teenagers protesting the Israeli presence in the Occupied Territories during the First Intifada. In other words, Washington extended its military penetration and occupation deeper into Arab countries and societies, discrediting and weakening the hold of its client puppet regimes over their people.

The US ended military support for the armed Islamic anti-communists in Afghanistan once they had served US policy goals by destroying the Soviet backed secular regime (slaughtering thousands of school teachers in the process). As a consequence of US-financing, there was a vast, loose network of well-trained Islamic fighters available for combat against other target regimes. Many were flown by the Clinton regime into Bosnia where Islamic fighters fought a surrogate separatist war against the secular and socialist central government of Yugoslavia . Others were funded to destabilize Iran and Iraq . They were seen in Washington as shock troops for future US military conquests. Nevertheless Clinton s imperial coalition of Israeli colonialists, armed Islamic mercenary fighters, Kurdish and Chechen separatists broke up as Washington and Israel advanced toward war and conquest of Arab and Muslim states and the US spread its military presence in Saudi Arabia , Kuwait and the Gulf States .

Military-driven empire building against existing nation-states was not an easy sell to the US public or to the market-driven empire builders of Western Europe and Japan and the newly emerging market-driven empire builders of China and Russia . Washington needed to create conditions for a major provocation, which would overcome or weaken the resistance and opposition of rival economic empire builders. More particularly, Washington needed a catastrophic event to turn around domestic public opinion, which had opposed the first Gulf War and subsequently supported the rapid withdrawal of US troops from Iraq in 1990.

The events, which took place on September 11, 2001, served the purpose of American and Israeli military-driven empire builders. The destruction of the World Trade Center buildings and the deaths of nearly 3,000 civilians, served as a pretext for a series of colonial wars, colonial occupations, and global terrorist activities, and secured the unanimous support of the US Congress and triggered an intense global mass media propaganda campaign for war.

The Politics of Military Provocations

Ten years of starving 23 million Iraqi Arabs under the Clinton regimes economic boycott, interspersed with intense bombing was a major provocation to Arab communities and citizens around the world. Supporting Israel s systematic dispossession of Palestinians from their lands, interspersed with encroachment on the Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem was a major provocation, which detonated scores of suicide bomb attacks in retaliation. The construction and operation of US military bases in Saudi Arabia , home of the Islamic holy city of Mecca , was a provocation to millions of believers and practicing Muslims. The US and Israeli attack and occupation of southern Lebanon and the killing of 17,000 Lebanese and Palestinians were a provocation to Arabs.

Ruled by pusillanimous Arab regimes, servile to US interests, impotent to respond toward Israeli brutality against Palestinians, Arabs and devout Muslim citizens were constantly pushed by the Bush and especially Clinton regime to respond to their continued provocations. Against the vast disproportion in fire-power between the advanced weaponry of the US and Israeli occupation forces (the Apache helicopter gun ships, the 5,000 pound bombs, the killer drones, the armored carriers, the cluster bombs, Napalm and missiles) the secular Arab and Islamic resistance had only light weaponry consisting of automatic rifles, rocket propelled grenades, short-range and inaccurate Katusha missiles and machine guns. The only weapon they possessed in abundance to retaliate was the suicidal human bombs.

Up to 9/11, US imperial wars against Arab and Islamic populations were carried out in the targeted and occupied lands where the great mass of Arab people lived, worked and enjoyed shared lives. In other words, all (and for Israel most) of the destructive effects of their wars (the killings, home and neighborhood destruction and kinship losses) were products of US and Israeli offensive wars, seemingly immune to retaliatory action on their own territory.

September 11, 2001 was the first successful large-scale Arab-Islamic offensive attack on US territory in this prolonged, one-sided war. The precise timing of 9/11 coincides with the highly visible takeover of US Middle East war policy by extremist Zionists in the top positions of the Pentagon, the White House and National Security Council and their dominance of Congressional Middle East policies. Arab and Islamic anti-imperialists were convinced that military-driven empire builders were readying for a frontal assault on all the remaining centers of opposition to Zionism in the Middle East, i.e. Iraq , Iran , Syria , Southern Lebanon, the West Bank, Gaza , as well as in Afghanistan in South Asia and Sudan and Somalia in North-East Africa .

This offensive war scenario had been already spelled out by the American Zionist policy elite headed by Richard Pearl for the Israeli Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies in a policy document, entitled A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm. This was prepared in 1996 for far-right Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu prior to his taking office.

On September 28, 2000, despite the warnings of many observers, the infamous author of the massacre of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon , General Ariel Sharon profaned the Al Aqsa Mosque with his huge military entourage a deliberate religious provocation that guaranteed Sharon s election as Prime Minister from the far right Likud Party. This led to the Second Intifada and the savage response of the Israelis. Washington s total support of Sharon merely reinforced the worldwide belief among Arabs that the Zionist Solution of massive ethnic purges was on Washington s agenda.

The pivotal group linking US military-driven empire builders with their counterparts in Israel was the major influential Zionist public policy group promoting what they dubbed the Project for a New American Century (PNAC). In 1998 they set out a detailed military-driven road map to US world domination (the so-called Project for a New American Century), which just happened to focus on the Middle East and just happened to coincide exactly with Tel Avivs vision of a US-Israel dominated Middle East. In 2000 the PNAC Zionist ideologues published a strategy paper Rebuilding Americas Defenses, which laid down the exact guidelines which incoming Zionist policy makers in the top spheres of the Pentagon and White House would follow. PNAC directives included establishing forward military bases in the Middle East, increasing military spending from 3% to 4% of GNP, a military attack to overthrow Saddam Hussein in Iraq, and military confrontation with Iran using the pretext of the threats of weapons of mass destruction.

The PNAC agenda could not advance without a catastrophic Pearl Harbor type of event, as US military-driven empire builders, Israelis and US Zionist policy makers recognized early on. The deliberate refusal by the White House and its subordinate 16 intelligence agencies and the Justice Department to follow up precise reports of terrorist entry, training, financing and action plans was a case of deliberate negligence: The purpose was to allow the attack to take place and then to immediately launch the biggest wave of military invasions and state terrorist activities since the end of the Indochina War.

Israel , which had identified and kept close surveillance of the terrorists, insured that the action would proceed without any interruption. During the 9/11 attacks, its agents even had the presumption to video and photograph the exploding towers, while dancing in wild celebration, anticipating Washingtons move toward Israels militarist Middle East strategy.

Military-Driven Empire Building : The Zionist Connection

Militaristic empire building preceded the rise to power of the Zionist Power Configuration (ZPC) in the George W. Bush Administration. The pursuit of it after 9/11 was a joint effort between the ZPC and long-standing US militarists, like Rumsfeld and Cheney. The provocations against Arabs and Muslims leading up to the attacks were induced by both the US and Israel . The current implementation of the militarist strategy toward Iran is another joint effort of Zionist and US militarists.

What the Zionists did provide, which the US militarists lacked, was an organized mass-based lobby with financing, propagandists and political backing for the war. The principle government ideologues, media experts, spokespeople, academics, speechwriters and advisers for the war were largely drawn from the ranks of US Zionism. The most prejudicial aspects of the Zionist role was in the implementation of war policy, namely the systematic destruction and dismantling of the Iraqi state. Zionist policymakers promoted the US military occupation and supported a massive US military build-up in the region for sequential wars against Iran , Syria and other adversaries of Israeli expansion.

In pursuit of military driven empire building in accord with Israels own version, the Zionist militarists in the US government exceeded their pre-9/11 expectations, raising military spending from 3% of GNP in 2000 to 6% in2008, growing at a rate of 13% per year during their ascendancy from 2001-2008. As a result they raised the US budget deficit to over $10 trillion dollars by 2010, double the 1997 deficit, and driving the US economy and its economic empire toward bankruptcy.

The Zionist American policy makers were blind to the dire economic consequences for US overseas economic interests because their main strategic consideration was whether US policy enhanced Israel s military dominance in the Middle East . The cost (in blood and treasure) of using the US to militarily destroy Israel s adversaries was of no concern.

To pursue the Zionist-US military-driven imperial project of a New Order in the Middle East, Washington needed to mobilize the entire population for a series of sequential wars against the anti-imperialist, anti-Israeli countries of the Middle East and beyond. To target the multitude of Israeli adversaries, American Zionists invented the notion of a Global War on Terrorism. The existing climate of national and international opinion was decidedly hostile to the idea of fighting sequential wars, let alone blindly following zealous Zionist extremists. Sacrificing American lives for Israeli power and the Zionist fantasy of a US-Israeli Co-Prosperity Sphere dominating the Middle East could not win public backing in the US, let alone in the rest of the world.

Top policymakers, especially the Zionist elite, nurtured the notion of a fabricated pretext an event which would shock the US public and Congress into a fearful, irrational and bellicose mood, willing to sacrifice lives and democratic freedoms. To rally the US public behind a military-driven imperial project of invasion and occupation in the Middle East required another Pearl Harbor .

The Terror Bombing: White House and Zionist Complicity

Every level of the US government was aware that Arab extremists were planning a spectacular armed attack in the United States. The FBI and the CIA had their names and addresses; the Presidents National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice publicly admitted that the Executive branch knew that a terrorist hijacking would occur…only they had expected, she claimed, a traditional hijacking and not the use of airliners as missiles. The Attorney General John Ashcroft was acutely aware and refused to fly on commercial airliners. Scores of Israeli spies were living blocks away from some of the hijackers in Florida , informing headquarters on their movements. Overseas intelligence agencies, notably in Germany , Russia , Israel and Egypt claimed to have provided information to their US counterparts on the terrorist plot. The Presidents office, the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency and the FBI allowed the attackers to prepare their plans, secure funding, proceed to the airports, board the planes and carry out their attacks…all carrying US visas (mostly issued in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia once a prominent site for processing Arabs to fight in Afghanistan) and with pilots who were US-trained. As soon as the terrorists took control of the flights, the Air Force was notified of the hijacking but top leaders inexplicably delayed moves to intercept the planes allowing the attackers to reach their objectives…the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

The military-driven empire builders and their Zionist allies immediately seized the pretext of a single military retaliatory attack by non-state terrorists to launch a worldwide military offensive against a laundry list of sovereign nations. Within 24 hours, ultra-Zionist Senator Joseph Lieberman, in a prepared speech, called for the US to attack Iran , Iraq and Syria without any proof that any of these nations, all full members of the United Nations, were behind the hijackings. President Bush declared a Global War on Terror (GWOT) and launched the invasion of Afghanistan and approved a program of extraterritorial, extrajudicial assassinations, kidnappings and torture throughout the world. Clearly the Administration put into operation a war strategy, publicly advocated and prepared by Zionist ideologues long before 9/11. The President secured nearly unanimous support from Congress for the first Patriot Act, suspending fundamental democratic freedoms at home. He demanded that US client-states and allies implement their own versions of authoritarian anti-terrorist laws to persecute, prosecute and jail any and all opponents of US and Israeli empire building in the Middle East and elsewhere. In other words, September 11, 2001 became the pretext for a virulent and sustained effort to create a new world order centered on a US military-driven empire and a Middle East built around Israeli supremacy.

Provocations and Pretexts: the Israeli-US War Against Iran

The long, unending, costly and losing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan undermined international and national support for the Zionist-promoted New American Century project. US militarists and their advisers and ideologues needed to create a new pretext for the US plans to subdue the Middle East and especially to attack Iran . They turned their propaganda campaign on Iran s legal non-military nuclear energy program and fabricated evidence of Iran s direct military involvement in supporting the Iraqi resistance to US occupation. Without proof they claimed Iran had supplied the weapons, which bombed the American Green Zone in Baghdad. The Israeli lobby argued that Iranian training and weapons had been instrumental in defeating the American-backed Iraqi mercenaries in the major southern city of Basra. Top Zionists in the Treasury Department have organized a worldwide economic boycott against Iran . Israel has secured the support of top Democrat and Republican Congressional leaders for a military attack on Iran . But is Iran s existence a sufficient pretext or will a catastrophic incident be necessary?

Conclusion: Provocations and Imperial Wars:

Behind every imperial war there is a Great Lie One of the most important political implications of our discussion of the US governments resort to provocations and deception to launch imperial wars is that the vast majority of the American people are opposed to overseas wars. Government lies at the service of military interventions are necessary to undermine the American publics preference for a foreign policy based on respect for self-determination of nations. The second implication however is that the peaceful sentiments of the majority can be quickly overturned by the political elite through deception and provocations amplified and dramatized through their constant repetition through the unified voice of the mass media. In other words, peaceful American citizens can be transformed into irrational chauvinist militarists through the propaganda of the deed where executive authority disguises its own acts of imperial attacks as defensive and its opponents retaliation as unprovoked aggression against a peace loving United States.

All of the executive provocations and deceptions are formulated by a Presidential elite but willingly executed by a chain of command involving anywhere from dozens to hundreds of operatives, most of whom knowingly participate in deceiving the public, but rarely ever unmask the illegal project either out of fear, loyalty or blind obedience.

The notion, put forward by upholders of the integrity of the war policy, that given such a large number of participants, someone would have leaked the deception, the systematic provocations and the manipulation of the public, has been demonstrated to be false. At the time of the provocation and the declaration of war when Congress unanimously approved Presidential Authority to use force, few if any writers or journalists have ever raised serious questions: Executives operating under the mantle of defending a peaceful country from unprovoked treacherous enemies have always secured the complicity or silence of peacetime critics who choose to bury their reservations and investigations in a time of threats to national security. Few academics, writers or journalists are willing to risk their professional standing, when all the mass media editors and owners, political leaders and their own professional cohorts froth over standing united with our President in times of unparalleled mortal threat to the nation as happened in 1941, 1950, 1964 and 2001.

With the exception of World War Two, each of the subsequent wars led to profound civilian political disillusion and even rejection of the fabrications that initially justified the war. Popular disenchantment with war led to a temporary rejection of militarism…until the next unprovoked attack and call to arms. Even in the case of the Second World War there was massive civilian outrage against a large standing army and even large-scale military demonstrations at the end of the war, demanding the GIs return to civilian life. The demobilization occurred despite Government efforts to consolidate a new empire based on occupation of countries in Europe and Asia in the wake of Germany and Japan s defeat.

The underlying structural reality, which has driven American Presidents to fabricate pretexts for wars, is informed by a military-driven conception of empire. Why did Roosevelt not answer the Japanese imperial economic challenge by increasing the US economic capacity to compete and produce more efficiently instead of supporting a provocative boycott called by the decaying European colonial powers in Asia ? Was it the case that, under capitalism, a depression-ridden, stagnant economy and idle work force could only be mobilized by the state for a military confrontation?

In the case of the US-Korean War, could not the most powerful post-World War US economy look toward exercising influence via investments with a poor, semi-agrarian, devastated, but unified, Korea, as it was able to do in Germany, Japan and elsewhere after the war?

Twenty years after spending hundreds of billions of dollars and suffering 500,000 dead and wounded to conquer Indochina, European, Asian and US capital entered Vietnam peacefully on the invitation of its government, hastening its integration into the world capitalist market via investments and trade.

It is clear that Platos not-so noble lie, as practiced by Americas Imperial Presidents, to deceive their citizens for higher purposes has led to the use of bloody and cruel means to achieve grotesque and ignoble ends.

The repetition of fabricated pretexts to engage in imperial wars is embedded in the dual structure of the US political system, a military-driven empire and a broad-based electorate. To pursue the former it is essential to deceive the latter. Deception is facilitated by the control of mass media whose war propaganda enters every home, office and classroom with the same centrally determined message. The mass media undermine what remains of alternative information flowing from primary and secondary opinion leaders in the communities and erode personal values and ethics. While military-driven empire building has resulted in the killing of millions and the displacement of tens of millions, market-driven empire building imposes its own levy in terms of massive exploitation of labor, land and livelihoods.

As has been the case in the past, when the lies of empire wear thin, public disenchantment sets in, and the repeated cries of new threats fail to mobilize opinion. As the continued loss of life and the socio-economic costs erodes the conditions of everyday life, mass media propaganda loses its effectiveness and political opportunities appear. As after WWII, Korea , Indochina and today with Iraq and Afghanistan , a window of political opportunity opens. Mass majorities demand changes in policy, perhaps in structures and certainly an end to the war. Possibilities open for public debate over the imperial system, which constantly reverts to wars and lies and provocations that justify them.

Epilogue

Our telegraphic survey of imperial policy-making refutes the conventional and commonplace notion that the decision making process leading up to war is open, public and carried out in accordance with the constitutional rules of a democracy. On the contrary, as is commonplace in many spheres of political, economic, social and cultural life, but especially in questions of war and peace, the key decisions are taken by a small Presidential elite behind closed doors, out of sight and without consultation and in violation of constitutional provisions. The process of provoking conflict in pursuit of military goals is never raised before the electorate. There are never investigations by independent investigatory committees.

The closed nature of the decision making process does not detract from the fact that these decisions were public in that they were taken by elected and non-elected public officials in public institutions and directly affected the public. The problem is that the public was kept in the dark about the larger imperial interests that were at stake and the deception that would induce them to blindly submit to the decisions for war. Defenders of the political system are unwilling to confront the authoritarian procedures, the elite fabrications and the unstated imperial goals. Apologists of the military-driven empire builders resort to irrational and pejorative labeling of the critics and skeptics as conspiracy theorists. For the most part, prestigious academics conform closely to the rhetoric and fabricated claims of the executors of imperial policy.

Everywhere and at all times groups, organizations and leaders meet in closed meetings, before going public. A minority of policymakers or advocates meet, debate and outline procedures and devise tactics to secure decisions at the official meeting. This common practice takes place when any vital decisions are to be taken whether it is at local school boards or in White House meetings. To label the account of small groups of public officials meeting and taking vital decisions in closed public meetings (where agendas, procedures and decisions are made prior to formal open public meetings) as conspiracy theorizing is to deny the normal way in which politics operate. In a word, the conspiracy labelers are either ignorant of the most elementary procedures of politics or they are conscious of their role in covering up the abuses of power of todays state terror merchants.

Professor Zelikow Where do we go from here?

The key figure in and around the Bush Administration who actively promoted a new Pearl Harbor and was at least in part responsible for the policy of complicity with the 9/11 terrorists was Philip Zelikow. Zelikow, a prominent Israel-Firster, is a government academic, whose expertise was in the nebulous area of catastrophic terrorism events which enabled US political leaders to concentrate executive powers and violate constitutional freedoms in pursuit of offensive imperial wars and in developing the public myth. Philip Shenons book, The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation pinpoints Zelikows strategic role in the Bush Administration in the lead up to 9/11, the period of complicit neglect, in its aftermath, the offensive global war period, and in the governments cover-up of its complicity in the terror attack.

Prior to 9/11 Zelikow provided ablueprint for the process of an executive seizing extreme power for global warfare. He outlined a sequence in which a catastrophic terrorist event could facilitate the absolute concentration of power, followed by the launching of offensive wars for Israel (as he publicly admitted). In the run-up to 9/11 and the multiple wars, he served as a member of National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rices National Security Council transition team (2000-2001), which had intimate knowledge of terrorist plans to seize US commercial flights, as Rice herself publicly admitted (conventional hijackings was her term). Zelikow was instrumental in demoting and disabling the counter-terrorism expert Richard Clark from the National Security Council, the one agency tracking the terrorist operation. Between 2001-2003, Zelikow was a member of the Presidents Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. This was the agency, which had failed to follow-up and failed to pursue the key intelligence reports identifying terrorist plans. Zelikow, after playing a major role in undermining intelligence efforts to prevent the terrorist attack, became the principle author of the 2002 National Security Strategy of the United States, which prescribed Bushs policy of military invasion of Iraq and targeted Syria, Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas and other independent Arab and Muslim countries and political entities. Zelikows National Security Strategy paper was the most influential directive shaping the global state terrorist policies of the Bush regime. It also brought US war policies in the closest alignment with the regional military aspirations of the Israeli state since the founding of Israel . Indeed, this was why the former Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu stated at Bar Ilan University that the 9/11 attack and the US invasion of Iraq were good for Israel (see Haaretz, April 16, 2008).

Finally Zelikow, as Bushs personal appointee as the Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission, coordinated the cover-up of the Administration policy of complicity in 9/11 with the Vice Presidents office. While Zelikow is not considered an academic heavyweight, his ubiquitous role in the design, execution and cover-up of the world-shattering events surrounding 9/11 and its aftermath mark him as one of the most dangerous and destructive political influentials in the shaping and launching of Washingtons past, present and future catastrophic wars.

James Petras forthcoming book, Zionism and US Militarism, is due from Clarity Press, Atlanta , in August 2008.

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Bras de fer budgétaire US. Les Républicains capitulent dans le déshonneur.

Peuple de France, méfiez-vous des commentateurs experts récupérateurs, qui, absents du débat, viennent tout d’un coup faire des analyses téléphonées, en forme de voiture-balai, dans la pure tradition journalistique française que vous connaissez bien, depuis longtemps : rigueur proche de zéro. Je ne vous apprends rien.

L’article du Point titré « la fausse victoire d’Obama » est l’exemple le plus niais des commentaires d’après-coup, dignes du café du commerce où chacun assène sa vérité, même si celle-ci est tirée par les cheveux. Le Point, journal de François Olivier Giesbert ne peut que titrer comme cela, car, l’ayant critiqué ici frontalement et nommément – lire ici – , il faut appeler un chat un chat, il faut bien qu’il minore la victoire plausible et éclatante de Obama, tout en finesse, puisque j’y ai participé. Clair et Net.

Il n’y a qu’en France qu’on récolte les lauriers de la gloire du travail des autres, assis ou couché, bien au chaud, dans les conclaves.

Le Point aurait pu titrer, comme tous les journaux Américains et Britanniques et ailleurs que les Républicains ont capitulé : même que le Speaker Boehner, l’équivalent de notre Claude Bartolone de l’Assemblée Nationale a fait l’aveu de l’échec de leur stratégie : « Nous avons combattu le bon combat, mais nous n’avons pas gagné ». Regardez la photo de sa mine défaite dans le NYT qui titre « Republicans Back Down, Ending Crisis Over Shutdown and Debt Limit » et celle du site Reason.com « Updated! Down Goes Boehner: Will Put Senate Bill to End Shutdown, Raise Debt Ceiling to Vote in House » pour avoir la véritable photographie des traces qu’a laissé l’affrontement et ses véritables enjeux, non ceux fantasmés par les tordeurs de la réalité politique en France.

Et puis, il y a cet article du National Memo disant « Boehner surrenders ». Boehner se rend.

Fort heureusement, il y a encore des journaux sérieux : les Echos titrent « Dette, budget : Obama soumet les républicains et soulage le monde ».

Je vous avais dit, il faut aller prendre l’information à la source et éviter l’intox voire l’a peu près qui truste l’article du Point, en guise de vengeance contre la critique d’être le Journal de la voix de Hollande. La fin de l’article  est absolument triste, le lien distendu entre le shutdown (la clé sous la porte du gouvernement) et les sanctions contre l’Iran est absolument scabreux. Ce type d’équivalence n’apparaît nulle part dans les journaux de la langue de Shakespeare. Journalisme à la française ?

Il n’y a pas de journalisme à la Française, il y a un journalisme qui fonctionne à l’Ethique de la Profession et l’autre spécialisée dans le racolage politique. Je vous déconseille de retenir les arguments développés dans cet article du Point, en retard de 16 jours qu’a duré le shutdown. Lisez le et pour les écoles de journalisme, conservez le pour en faire une étude de cas d’un journalisme comparé.

Si vous le pouvez, regardez une émission de CNN : Crossfire de la nuit dernière.

Les Républicains ont perdu, tout simplement parce que leur stratégie était perdante dès le départ. Les enjeux ont été retracés ici même – voir les articles en anglais sur le sujet.

Obama, la classe. La force sûre. Le Leadership fort, malgré l’adversité terrible des Républicains.

Dans le même registre des fausses interprétations et informations, la nouvelle selon laquelle Marine Le Pen est celle qui représente le mieux l’opposition à Hollande. Merde alors ! Mais qui ne voit que Marine excelle dans une chose : le silence ou la provocation. Qui peut se souvenir de ce que Marine Le Pen a dit depuis longtemps sur un sujet majeur ? Ca c’est pour le silence. Pour la provocation, qui peut croire que « l’UE finira comme l’Union Soviétique » ainsi que l’a affirmé Marine ? Et qui ne voit que Marine est Députée Européenne et comment justifie-t-elle ce grand écart entre ce qui la fait vivre et la destruction finale de cet objet alimentaire ? L’absurdité est à son comble et le sondage vous dit « vrai de vrai, c’est elle l’Opposition » face à Hollande. Les mêmes sondeurs disaient quelque temps auparavant que 65% considérait Marine comme un Repoussoir, en avait une mauvaise opinion. Cherchez l’erreur.

Un. On confond l’alternative et l’Opposition. Nous avons une situation inédite aujourd’hui dans laquelle l’UMP est la véritable Opposition et pourtant, elle n’est pas perçue comme l’Alternative.

Deux. La méthode qui a permis de nous vendre la victoire inéluctable de Hollande, avec des sondages fabriqués et truqués est en marche.  S’il le faut, les sondeurs et autres alliés remettront le couvert pour faire passer Marine, histoire de barrer la route à la Droite conventionnelle, tout en sachant pertinemment que Marine c’est encore intellectuellement et politiquement pire qu’Hollande. Voilà le travail. Mais n’ayez pas peur : toutes ces manoeuvres du siècle précédent sont vouées à l’échec, d’avance. C’est ce que les Républicains viennent d’apprendre à leur dépens : une bonne claque et puis terminé.

Alors, on vous dit que l’accord  est de courte durée, et qu’un nouvel accord est programmé pour la  mi-Novembre pour voter le budget de l’année d’après.  Je vous le dis ici, sans aucun risque de me tromper, le shutdown appartient au passé, comme un certain journalisme et des sondages de connivence.

Une époque se termine et certaines espèces résistent. C’est normal. Simplement, c’est vous qui avez l’antidote à leur poison et à leur venin. Le droit de vote est votre arme et si bien utilisée, rien ne peut lui résister. Rien.

 

Marseille, primaires socialistes.

Venons en au fait important : le racisme dont est victime  Samia à Marseille et les consignes de vote de l’appareil gouvernemental, bien racistes, bien trempées à la magouille d’antan.


Histoire de discriminations…

Europe Ecologie

Il y a trente ans, je participais avec tout l’enthousiasme de ma jeunesse à la Marche des Beurs. Dans la foulée, ou presque, je travaillais à Radio Beur, l’une des premières radios communautaires où toutes les espérances étaient permises. Nous communions alors dans les rassemblements festifs de Touche pas à mon pote, nous étions si sûrs que le monde changeait, qu’avec la peine de mort qui était supprimée c’était tout l’arbitraire d’un monde conservateur et droitier qui allait disparaître. Sans doute ma génération s’est-elle trompée…

Trente ans plus tard, les batailles sont toujours aussi difficiles à gagner. Les inégalités face à l’embauche ou au logement sont toujours légion. Les « minorités visibles » sont désormais… 2% à l’Assemblée ! Si la loi permet aujourd’hui de mieux sanctionner toutes les dérives, y compris langagières, il suffit par exemple de regarder la plainte déposée la semaine dernière par le MRAP pour voir la difficulté à faire émerger une société plus égalitaire, plus respectueuse des droits de toutes et tous.

Nous parlons souvent de République exemplaire. Certes, on peut longtemps débattre de la nécessité ou pas pour un personnel politique d’être plus irréprochable que le commun des citoyens. Et si au lieu de l’être plus, il l’était moins ? Car que dire de ces appareils qui refusent de mettre en haut de l’affiche des têtes un peu moins blanches au motif que les votants ne soutiendraient pas des candidatEs issuEs des minorités visibles ? Que dire de cette Assemblée qui ne souffre pas de voir ses éluEs changer de couleur ?

Et si l’on parle de discrimination, n’oublions pas de parler de ces messieurs qui se voudraient tellement plus compétents que ces dames ! Et qui vont jusqu’à s’oublier sur les bancs de l’Assemblée et d’imiter des poules lorsqu’une députée monte à la tribune. Un perchoir que ces sexistes indécrottables n’hésitent pas à confondre avec un poulailler dès qu’une femme prend la parole. Et que dire, là encore, de cette sanction ridicule qui prive un député d’une petite partie de son indemnité alors même que dans la vraie vie, des propos sexistes tenus dans une entreprise peuvent être une cause réelle et sérieuse de licenciement ?

La Marche des Beurs, c’était il y a trente ans, déjà. Le mariage des homosexuels, c’était il y a quelques mois. Les succès sont là. Mais le chemin à parcourir reste tellement long… et la seule indignation ne suffira pas à tout changer.

Nathalie Laville, membre du bureau exécutif, chargée des campagnes-actions et communication.

De l’austérité à une nouvelle prospérité : quelles initiatives pour l’Europe ? Conférence débat de EELV. Samedi prochain.

On parlera une autre fois du soutien impératif à apporter à Samia à Marseille, car ce qui se passe autour d’elle est tout simplement inadmissible.

D’ores et déjà, j’appelle tous les Citoyens de Marseille à une extrême vigilance et à éviter qu’on leur impose un candidat d’appareil. Au second tour, allez voter Samia pour faire échouer ces stratégies occultes et indignes d’une République qui fait figurer sur son fronton le mot Egalité.

Vous rendrez à la République sa Splendeur, en faisait ce geste hautement symbolique de Civisme.

Vive la République !

Commandez votre exemplaire ici.

Hollande chez pujadas 1

Shutdown. Speaker Boehner, the illegal President of the United States. Manipulating the Constitution.

So the shutdown is all about GOP’s clandestine fight against Obamacare. Their mission is all about killing the provisioning of the « Affordable Care Act ». To reach that objective, America can default, face another downgrade by Fitch, go back into recession and increase its deficit and losses -nothing would stop the Machiavelic GOP’s game of business as usual.

Times ago, at  the pick of contestation from the GOP recalling liberties in the debate, the Supreme Court ruled the Obamacare in accordance with the Constitution. During the extension of backgrounds checks over arms’ owners, GOP came out with the same pathetic argumentation : liberties are a safeguard.

Zimmerman was empowered in his criminal instincts and racialisation. « The stand your ground’s act » revealed its hidden purpose : rejection of the Other. Detestation of the Otherness. If necessary, GOP’s partisans would not hesitate to kill ; even a youngster like Travon. We should never forget this coldly murder, as it is symbolic of a frightening derivation : seeds of division are the way to nowhere.

What do Travon’s murder and the GOP’s shutdown have in common ? Procedure embodies the power of breaking Justice, Democracy and accountability down. Zimmerman can go mad killing Travon, self-defense brought him a convenient shelter and justification. The jury failed to notice Travon was not murdered inside a home he has forced his way into ; but on a street, in an open place, where private property ends.

Nevertheless, the code of procedure ruled the murder legal.

Get more over arms control, the Sequester and Travon here.

The shutdown is on the same ilk. Lacking traction, since they won the House in the mid-term elections of Obama 1, Republicans have lost every battle, on the exception of one of them : arms control, won with the help of some democrat’s leaders and under a gross misinterpretation of the second amendment. They didn’t hesitate to lie about that amendment.

Today, it is about the 14th amendment (correct me if I’m wrong) stretched to the breaking point authorizing GOP’s House majority to shut the governement down. It becomes extremely simple to wait the budget vote moment to dismiss any programme GOP opposes, under the tense of reducing the deficit and the endebtness.  That is how the GOP’s opposition can use its power to settle scores. Eventually, it could be tempted to self establish themselves as  a clandestine President of the United States. Leading without being elected. Manipulating the Constitution to implement a political agenda nobody gave them the legitimacy and the power to.

The Supreme Court has said Obamacare does not contradict the constitution. The GOP wants to substitute themselves to the Supreme Court. Illegally.

On November 2012, Americans elected their President, it was  President Obama, not the GOP’s candidate, Romney. 2 years before, in 2010, Americans changed the House democrat’s majority, at the height of the economic  crisis. Today, America is back on track ; the economy is recovering. What is GOP’s seeking in halting that momentum ? To fail the president ?

About the state of the American economy. Have the accurate data in « End the doomed shutdown. The main focus is not debt, but the state of the economy ».

Failing the President of the United States equates to failing America.

When the Constitution was written, leaders were responsible far sighting politicians and were not expected to go either wield or extremists. The Constitution was written in a gentleman spirit. We may not agree, but still respect each other and act for the common good. In short, the key word is COMPROMISE and RESPECT FOR THE PRESIDENT AND THE CHOICE OF THE PEOPLE FIRST AND ALWAYS NO MATTER WHAT WHEN AND WHY.

Shoot the House Republicans’ illegal Supreme Court  and rigging of constitutionnal prerogatives down.

The first step of it is not to elect any GOP’s representant or Senate that sooner.

That is why I urge people of New Jersey  to vote for Cory Booker today and, tomorrow, for other Dems representants and senators to keep the government functioning. Always and all the times.

TODAY IS NEW JERSEY MOMENT.

NEW JERSEYANS I COUNT ON YOU.

BUT EVEN MORE AND BETTER CORY BOOKER IS COUNTING ON YOU.

AMERICA TOO.

STAND UP AND GIVE A GIANT THUMB UP TO CORY BOOKER.

In so doing, you are not voting only for you but for the Best of America. The Best not the Beast.

Get more about the GOP. We recommend. Gun’s control, Austerity. Our file. Once upon the time.

 

Hello New Jersey. Give Cory Booker a Giant THUMB on Wednesday.

Cory Booker - U.S. Senate

Wednesday is  Election Day for a New Jersey Senator.

With only 45 hours to go until polls open and a shutdown heating up at Washington where negotiations are boiling up, this is not the time to ad another GOP’s obstructionist and shutdowner on the Senate Floor.

If any, but there are so many reasons people of NJ should vote for Cory Booker, if any, then strenghtening a majority to help president’s Obama Overhauling reforms task, is certainly the  upper decisiveness factor of the Day.

« Right now in New Jersey, there’s a voter who believes better things are possible, but doesn’t know that her/his vote on Wednesday could make the difference between sending someone to Washington who wants to build bridges, and someone who wants to tear them down. To paraphrase Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The challenge we face is not the vitriolic words of bad people but the silence of good people. We must rise to this challenge together deciding to cast her/his ballot on Wednesday for a better New Jersey and a better America ».

Quote from Cory Booker.

AMERICA TODAY

Cory Booker. Read his profile at the NYT to see what your next senator has fulfilled at NJ.

« Martin Luther King said that « change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. »

That’s what we learned in Newark. By bringing together people who believed better things were possible and working tirelessly, we’ve started the city growing again. Now there are new downtown hotels and office buildings rising for the first time in decades, and the city’s population is growing for the first time in 60 years.

But my opponent doesn’t think that we are stronger when we work together. My opponent supports the government shutdown, and makes no secret of what he thinks about Obamacare: « I have no interest in paying for your healthcare. I’d hate to see you get cancer, but that’s your problem — not mine. »

Actually, when the uninsured get sick and have to access care, it is everyone’s problem, because taxpayers pick up the bill ».

Cory Booker.

THE SHUTDOWN ROUND

CNN  is announcing a meeting between president Obama  with congressional leaders at the White House at 3 p.m. ET, the White House announced today.

The meeting comes as the partial government shutdown reaches the two-week mark and as the United States is just three days away from hitting its debt ceiling.

>>>Senators: Framework for a deal is under discussion. (CNN)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says a deal is near to end the partial government shutdown and to avoid hitting the nation’s debt ceiling.

Separately, House Speaker John Boehner and other top House GOP leaders will meet later to discuss their options and to consider preparing their own bill to raise the debt ceiling.

Top congressional leaders are expected to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House at 3 p.m. ET today.

Obama was asked today whether he was confident a deal would be reached. « There’s some progress on the Senate side, » he said.(CNN)

Previously. The NYT reported  World Leaders Press the U.S. on Fiscal Crisis.

WASHINGTON — Leaders at World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings on Sunday pleaded, warned and cajoled: the United States must raise its debt ceiling and reopen its government or risk “massive disruption the world over,” as Christine Lagarde, the fund’s managing director, put it. (NYT)

Also. Spending Dispute Leaves a Senate Deal Elusive. NYT.

Republicans are demanding Democrats to help them get their throat out of the rope they have self tighten around their necks. So they are blaming Democrats for any capitulation or retreat without a single penny. Lessons for sorcerer’s apprentice.

For all those incredible reasons, VOTE CORY BOOKER ON WEDNESDAY AND ASK YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORHOOD TO DO THE SAME. GIVE SOME CALLS OUT THERE – THE MORE THE BETTER.

Why is NJ so important to me ? I have asked some friends of mine  at Newark to do the same thing I’m asking YOU. In fact I’m one of Yours. Next time I’m landing, it will be at Newark. At Crawford Street.

So, here is the magic formula : GO. GO. GO.

GET MORE ABOUT CORY BOOKER’S  ACTION AT NJ.

Wednesday is also the deadline to avoid America defaulting, for the first time in its modern history. Latest on the showdown :

 A meeting between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders planned for this afternoon has been postponed, the White House announced, saying the delay would allow Senate leaders time to continue negotiating a compromise to end the partial government shutdown and avoid a U.S. default as soon as Thursday. (CNN)

Honoring Martin Luthr King Jr.

Jamie Foxx To Play Martin Luther King Jr. in Oliver Stone Biopic?
Newsmax.com 

Fighting Global Terrorism.

CNN. The United States has brought Abu Anas al Libi — an al Qaeda operative whom U.S. Army Delta Force soldiers captured in Libya this month — to New York, according to multiple sources. Al Libi is expected ultimately to make an appearance in federal court. 

Al Libi was wanted for his role in the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa.

Speaker Boehner and the Global Elite. A memory refresher to apprehend the shutdown.

The Speaker could not stand as the last ignorant of the way the planet is magistered. If so, here, the GOP are either incompetent (as Krugman put it yesterday – « GOP bunglers« ) or simulators. Pretending not to know this simple truth as bright as the moonlight :

Karen-Hudes-300x300World Bank Whistleblower Reveals How The Global Elite Rule The World

Read exerpts of the Book of Karen Hudes at  Global Research :

Karen Hudes is a graduate of Yale Law School and she worked in the legal department of the World Bank for more than 20 years.  In fact, when she was fired for blowing the whistle on corruption inside the World Bank, she held the position of Senior Counsel. 

She was in a unique position to see exactly how the global elite rule the world, and the information that she is now revealing to the public is absolutely stunning.  According to Hudes, the elite use a very tight core of financial institutions and mega-corporations to dominate the planet. 

The goal is control.  They want all of us enslaved to debt, they want all of our governments enslaved to debt, and they want all of our politicians addicted to the huge financial contributions that they funnel into their campaigns.  Since the elite also own all of the big media companies, the mainstream media never lets us in on the secret that there is something fundamentally wrong with the way that our system works.

We have a system of “neo-feudalism” in which all of us and our national governments are enslaved to debt.  This system is governed by the central banks and by the Bank for International Settlements, and it systematically transfers the wealth of the world out of our hands and into the hands of the global elite.

But most people have no idea that any of this is happening because the global elite also control what we see, hear and think about.  Today, there are just six giant media corporations that control more than 90 percent of the news and entertainment that you watch on your television in the United States.

This is the insidious system that Karen Hudes is seeking to expose.  For much more, you can listen to Joyce Riley of the Power Hour interview her for an entire hour right here.

Global Research.

I’m happy to see the American correspondance of what I have called  here « Institutional Clonage ». A feudal system like the 20th century world is back into amazingly and defying all the prognosis. The system plays at two levels, nationally and internationally and is distributed around two inequal parts : the great majority on one side struggling hard to make a living and weaken or cheated upon by the  little rentiers that have found themselves richer and richer because of the crook system they contributed to put in place  long long time ago and strengthen on a daily basis.

The same system generates discriminations and exclusions/poverty on one side and rents on the other. Wherever the amount of money earned out of an activity is disproportionate to the real value regarding any existing barometer, you enter  rent’s territories.

This was the first step of power and wealth confiscation and hijacking. The second step consisted in building a safety belt to hold firm the rentiers and institutions running their rents alltogether and out of reach of the mainstream citizens.

Clonage Institutionnel (in French) was telling the naked truth long time in advance (2007), at the times when everybody was invite to cooperate and to shut up. Natürlich those disturbing truths were fiercely fought back by politicians, editors, and so forth in France.

The good news is, Inevitably, the Truth always comes up bright and  strong. What has been censured in France is leaking from everypart of the International Institutions to the nations and social strata.

Shuting down the governement would only make life harder for those much in need of a functionnal State, not to the Elite. So where is the common sense  here ? It seems pretty simple to see.

How The Global Elite Rule The World 

 

 The World Today

President Barack Obama names Janet Yellen as his nominee to be the next chair of the Federal Reserve. (CNN)

And « Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel win 2013 Nobel Chemistry Prize ».

Institutional clonage (book)  has been renamed « Defeat the society of Rentiers ».


New York. De Blasio. A vote of Asses. Fucking democracy !

According to polls, De Blasio is leading the mayoral bid and is expected to be the next NY mayor. Because of gays and lesbians vote. A real shame.

Paris, London were the first greatest world class capitals to elect a gay mayor. Coincidentally, gay’s momentum has never been so speed and high in the agenda to the point of exercising kind of blackmail over American, French and British leaderships’ reelection.

Before being reelected, president Obama suddenly changed his mind. President Hollande preagreed with gay mariage, as a precondition to his press and mediatic support. Apparently, president Sarkozy came short in giving the same promise, knowing that the Right wing electorate  [presents as conservatives] will never accept this.

Meanwhile, British conservatives got no problems of conscience : they said alltogether with all the left political wings of the « Civilised » World, Yes.

It comes down to this : politicians are sparing nothing to get elected or reelected. And they plan it early in advance.  Nowadays, Gays and Lesbians are a big group of pression and their number counts. The fact is once one Politician has slipped in those Sodome and Gomorrhe territories, Politics and democracy’s conception is trampled down. Cheatings, flaws, opportunisms, laziness, sado-masochism, fornication and in the end asking people to vote with their ass comes first.

Fucking democracy !

Get more here.

After Israel’s iron and corrupt ruling of the World, here is Gays and Lesbians’ rule. Wake up Citizens !

The World Today. 

I have a book and a reading to recommend to you to uptade you with today and yesterday challenges so as to avoid repeating the same mistakes and handcuffs.

Eventhough I’m not happy with Amazon because of lack of royalties paiement for my three books  and two magazines published at their house, I praise this book and wish you a good reading.

This weekend, The Weekend Reader brings you Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel. Here’s a note from author Max Blumenthal:

At the G20 conference in 2011, France’s then-president Nicolas Sarkozy and Barack Obama were caught on an open mic grumbling about a mutual annoyance.

“I cannot bear Netanyahu. He’s a liar,” Sarkozy remarked to Obama.

“You’re fed up with him, what about me?” responded Obama. “I have to deal with him every day.”

Obama was hardly exaggerating. Having been forced to meet with Netanyahu more frequently than with any other foreign leader since entering the Oval Office, he has been transformed into The Bibisitter. When Obama pledged to “get Israel’s back” and Netanyahu has responded by lecturing him on Jewish history, insisting that the lessons of the Holocaust compel the US to attack Iran. When Netanyahu’s summoning of the nightmare of Auschwitz failed to ignite war in the Middle East, he and his billionaire benefactor Sheldon Adelson threw their weight behind Mitt Romney in a campaign to unseat the appeaser Obama. That failed too, and now a panicked Netanyahu has rushed back to the White House following Obama’s landmark phone call with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani.

Raised in suburban Philadelphia and educated in business management at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Netanyahu pitched himself to Israelis as the man best able to explain Israel’s supposedly unique situation to the world, and especially to its chief benefactor in Washington. During the Gulf War of 1991, when Netanyahu served as deputy foreign minister, he emerged as a familiar face on CNN, the first twenty-four-hour American news channel. Following a successful Likud-inspired campaign the previous year to oust CNN’s chief Jerusalem correspondents, branding them as “self-hating Jews” with the help of Jewish American establishment groups, Netanyahu was able to single-handedly turn CNN into what one PLO official called “a propagandist for the Israelis.”

For his extended televised diatribes branding the PLO as a front organization for Saddam Hussein, the Washington Times recommended Netanyahu for an Emmy Award, the honor bestowed on American daytime TV actors. Well before Netanyahu was an internationally recognized figure, veteran Middle East analyst Leon Hadar labeled him, “The Joe Isuzu of the Middle East Wars,” referring to the fictional pitchman who amused American audiences with outrageously false claims about Isuzu cars—“Hi, I’m Joe Isuzu, and I used my new Isuzu pickup truck to carry a two-thousand-pound cheeseburger.” With a straight face and a tone of total conviction, Netanyahu marketed a lemon to American consumers, and arguably faced fewer challenges than most used car salesmen.

Source. The National Memo. Get the whole story there.

Question. After reading this, would you say, the Republicans led by the Speaker are making independant decision shutting down the government or the ones dictated by Israel’s allies ?This GOP gov shutdown is a very bad news for the Republican party’s candidate in NY, because it adds to the poor GOP’s brand.