"Americans cannot expect to have good presidents if presidents are permitted to make themselves tsars. If an American president refuses to restrain himself in his foreign warrings, Americans should draw on the wisdom of Thomas Jefferson. Sometimes the threat of a Nuremberg noose is the best way to put government back on a leash."
James Bovard ...
"The past 7 1/2 years of the Bush administration has been unique in many ways. One of the most striking however, is the bookended 2 trillion dollar news stories that never saw the light of day.
At the start of the administration and now at the end, two separate $2,000,000,000,000 events passed without hardly a whisper from the national media. As the economy spins into a desperate nosedive, perhaps someone should ask “why?”.
The first was Donald Rumsfeld’s announcement that 2.3 trillion dollars had gone missing from the Pentagon. As “luck” would have it, he made that announcement on Sept. 10th, 2001 late in the day. All the damning headlines that were being written the next morning were shelved for obvious reasons.
One curious thing about the timing of the announcement was that Rumsfeld had already discovered the missing money long before the day he made the announcement.
In fact, they already had a large team looking into all the paperwork trying to figure out where that money went. The team was headed by neocon Dov Zacheim.
And as it just so happened, when the Pentagon was struck the next morning, not only did the “terrorist” hit the only exterior wall that had just been reinforced to withstand such an attack, but they also just happened to hit the very offices that the investigative team was working in. Killing almost all of them and destroying valuable evidence of the missing trillions.
As luck would have it, Dov was not in the office that morning.
Isn’t it odd that Rumsfeld would chose that day to announce the existence of an internal investigation that had been going on secretly for months?"
"The only difference between the “War on Terror” under Bush and the same war under Obama will be that Bush appeared culpable and imperialistic because of Iraq. Obama will be able to eloquently proclaim, “Hey, someone attacked us for no reason! We need to blanket bomb them!” Obama’s honeymoon is the perfect cover for his silence now. To prove me wrong, he needs to shout from the rafters, “We should not blow up civilians in pursuit of terrorists!” In other words, make someone uncomfortable; end the honeymoon(with the defense industry) a bit early."
Doug Lasken ...
"Obama the Fraud wants to renew the U.S. commitment to finding al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. "We will kill bin Laden. We will crush al Qaeda. That has to be our biggest national security priority," Obama said during the presidential debate on October 7.
Osama has been probably dead for a long time now, but that’s irrelevant since Obama the Fraud is using the bogeyman to escalate the massive crimes against humanity the US and NATO have been committing in Afghanistan: "It’s time to heed the call . . . for more troops. That’s why I’d send at least two or three additional brigades to Afghanistan . . . The terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 are still at large and plotting"
Obama the Fraud can count of course on the Western corporate media, Human Rights Watch and the silence-complicity of large sectors of the so-called "antiwar" movement whose "progressive" voices sailed voluntarily with Obama’s Grande Armada."
There is no other word to describe what has been happening in Washington, DC., for the past two and a half months. The so-called bail out of lending institutions and banks has turned into a free for all that is mind boggling, already running in the TRILLIONS with no end in sight. As the layers have been unfolding over the past few weeks, only someone in complete denial can say with a straight face that this unconstitutional looting of the people's labor has been anything but mass rape.
The Fed is thumbing their nose at Congress: Nov. 10 (Bloomberg) -- "The Federal Reserve is refusing to identify the recipients of almost $2 trillion of emergency loans from American taxpayers or the troubled assets the central bank is accepting as collateral.
Congress foolishly gave the privately owned "FED" and Treasury total power with the bail out deal and now they're getting their noses rubbed in it.
There is no 'lame duck' Congress because there will be no "new" Congress sworn in come January to "fix" things. It's the same crooks with 17 "new" faces who will join in lockstep with their brethren. Marxist Obama will bring no change because he's putting together the same players responsible for the banking collapse as his advisors. Obama is putting the wolves in the hen house. That is a fact for those who support Barack Hussein Obama. You have cut your own throat, you just haven't choked on your own blood yet.
The tax man cometh
Congress refuses to stop the unlawful confiscation of your hard earned money by the IRS. Americans are terrified of this American version of the Nazi Gestapo with very good reason. However, millions of Americans know that domestic Americans are not subject to the federal income tax. Congress will not come clean with the truth because they need this forced taxation against we the people to support their monstrous, unconstitutional looting of the treasury."
Between Corporate-Welfare and socialistic-corporate-Capitalism as these concepts are practiced today: there will soon be nothing left of this country except Corporations and Only-Private-Interests where there used to be a free Republic in a country that was growing instead of dying!Every bit of that BAILOUT-RESCUE package has now been shown to be nothing more than a pack of lies. On the street this is called 'Bait & Switch.' "
Jim Kirwan ...
"It's fundamental that if you want to improve behavior, you reward good behavior and punish bad. The Democrats know that: they're always arguing that raising taxes on gasoline and on tobacco will reduce their use. Yet now, they want to reward the U.S. auto industry for its bad behavior."
Marty Nemko ...
"In a recent interview, Dr. Benjamin Emanuel asserted that his son's appointment would be beneficial to Israel. "Obviously he will influence the president to be pro-Israel," the elder Emanuel said, according to the Jerusalem Post. "Why wouldn't he be? What is he, an Arab? He's not going to clean the floors of the White House."
With Mr. Obama tapping Mr. Emanuel to be his gatekeeper, injustice in the Middle East seems more apt to go unaddressed than it did election night."
Ali Abunimah ...
Since 9/11, more than three dozen federal air marshals have been charged with crimes, and hundreds more have been accused of misconduct, an investigation by ProPublica, a non-profit journalism organization, has found. Cases range from drunken driving and domestic violence to aiding a human-trafficking ring and trying to smuggle explosives from Afghanistan.Meanwhile, the rest of us get strip-searched and have bottles of lotion confiscated, and they are the "Only Ones" who can be trusted with guns.
David Codrea ...
Two years ago, this anti-war vote installed a Democratic majority in Congress, only to watch the Democrats hand over more money to George W Bush to continue his blood fest. For his part, the "anti-war" Obama never said the illegal invasion of Iraq was wrong, merely that it was a "mistake". Thereafter, he voted in to give Bush what he wanted. Yes, Obama’s election is historic, a symbol of great change to many. But it is equally true that the American elite has grown adept at using the black middle and management class. The courageous Martin Luther King recognised this when he linked the human rights of black Americans with the human rights of the Vietnamese, then being slaughtered by a liberal Democratic administration. And he was shot. In striking contrast, a young black major serving in Vietnam, Colin Powell, was used to "investigate" and whitewash the infamous My Lai massacre. As Bush’s secretary of state, Powell was often described as a "liberal" and was considered ideal to lie to the United Nations about Iraq’s non-existent weapons of mass destruction. Condaleezza Rice, lauded as a successful black woman, has worked assiduously to deny the Palestinians justice.
John Pilger ...
"For Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke, it’s the stuff that dreams are made of. The Federal Reserve is now acting as the central bank to the world, loaning billions of U.S. dollars to foreign banks and propping up the entire global system of debt.
It’s no secret that bankers around the world meet periodically to coordinate their efforts and keep the private banking industry booming. Almost every month, high-level meetings take place under the cover of organizations such as the Aspen Institute, the Group of Seven, the World Bank and the Bilderberg Group."
Christopher J. Petherick ...
The majority of Americans over 50 will still jump off whatever bridge their doctor points to. Most of these drug-popping people would laugh at how dumb anyone is for being in any cult, not even able to see they are a part of the Big Pharma cult making tens of billions in fraudulent profits every year.
Byron J. Richards ...
A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.
A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.
Every generation needs a new revolution.