Saturday, December 10, 2016

Trump must now change his rapprochement with Russia or risk being arrested as an agent of a foreign power


"Of coarse a mass movement against the never-ending-war-on-whatever-it-is-this-week could go a long way to stopping all that ... ."


News Item:
WaPo - Dec 9, 2016 | Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House

My Take:

NYT, WaPo reporting that at a CIA report to a secret briefing of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence says Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee to aid the Trump campaign.

It should be understood that by saying this publicly the government of the US has stated that it believes that Russia has committed an Act of War against the United States.

Image via CrowdStrike Blog DNC public report June 2016 - https://www.crowdstrike.com/blog/bears-midst-intrusion-democratic-national-committee/

So the same national security cabal that worked behind the scenes to derail Obama's agreement with Russia to fight together against the terrorists in Syria (and stop trying to overthrow the Assad government using the terrorists at the same time) is now pillorying Trump's stated foreign policy pivot towards the same idea.

Now that policy has Trump in an impossible position - he must now change it or risk being arrested as an agent for a foreign power with which the state he is about to ascend to the leadership of is ostensibly at war with.

It sounds very Roman ... Caesar-ish.

Russia is the pivot upon which all of this turns because they are the regional power in the way to the US Empire's expanded primacy in Western and Central Asia (oil, gas uranium, coal...).

With this American expansion Russia will loose hegemony over her access to the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, and the countries proximate - and thus be reduced from a dominant regional Central Asian power to a land locked Central European power. This at the same time will reduce the US reliance on Turkey as an ally as she will no longer be the western linchpin for western hegemony of the Eastern Mediterranean. Thus Turkey looses leverage, as does Israel (ironically), and Saudi Arabia (to a much lesser extent - as long as the light crude lasts).

Interesting Times.

So the take away is - these machinations reveal clearly for the first time, that the US Republic is de facto, over; it has been replaced by a powerful patrician class which runs an Imperial Empire from behind the vestiges of the Republic (Congress, Administration Judiciary) which could at any moment replace them all - without a functional hiccup - with an all powerful Emperor ...

.. And, we are about to go to war with Russia - likely in Syria, Iran and the Black Sea.

This Third World War will at minimum, result in destruction of entire regions of the planet with likely a 700,000,000 death toll before it's over.


Of coarse a mass movement against the never-ending-war-on-whatever-it-is-this-week could go a long way to stopping all that ... .



WaPo - Dec 9, 2016 | Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House | https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/obama-orders-review-of-russian-hacking-during-presidential-campaign/2016/12/09/31d6b300-be2a-11e6-94ac-3d324840106c_story.html?utm_term=.27e62d5af138


WaPo - Oct 7, 2016 | U.S. government officially accuses Russia of hacking campaign to interfere with elections | https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-government-officially-accuses-russia-of-hacking-campaign-to-influence-elections/2016/10/07/4e0b9654-8cbf-11e6-875e-2c1bfe943b66_story.html?utm_term=.10798f6794f3

CrowdStrike - June 15, 2016 | Bears in the Midst: Intrusion into the Democratic National Committee | https://www.crowdstrike.com/blog/bears-midst-intrusion-democratic-national-committee/



mh

Saturday, November 12, 2016

@TheProgressive - bad online marketing - way past when it was necessary


This embed was offered in the context of a free issue of The Progressive, an old school progressive publication of some import.

Not having published, it kind of looks like a video ...looking at the code, it's a flash player embed - rather than the standard iframe.

Having no idea what it is, I like the Progressive's message, so I'll publish.

I just hate the that The Progressive - 10 years in - hasn't hired a social media expert.

Print Media.  :/

Oh - and Rogers Media is throttling this 79MB file. After writing this - 2 hours 40 minutes remaining (6.7kb/s).

+CRTC
(like that will work)

https://app.topspin.net/store/artist/19986?wId=249274&highlightColor=0x00A1FF&theme=black&w=400&h=300&src=tw

P.S. Yep - being throttled; watching my current binge - playing beautifully:

This Old House | Project with Purpose Begins (one of This Old House's Occupy Wall Street projects) | The Roxbury House, Episode 1 (2010) | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3Xq9J7gxY0




mh

Saturday, November 5, 2016

North of the Cinema District - I got played by a producer who was in fact - a Producer


I'm a writer.

I got played for 2 Pints and a JJ shot by a producer who had all the intention of playing me for just that.

But as a creative writer I did learn one thing: always trust your bartender.

@HitchLimited

:)



mh