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  • The Cheapening of American Politics: Why did Obama reward O'Reilly with an Interview?
  • America Black Ops Wars in 134 Countries
    • AUMF, and the War Powers act allows this, it reactivates the divine right of Kings.
      But if we didn't have a standing military it couldn't be used.
      Albright to Powell in 1993 "What's the point of having this superb military you're always talking about if we can't use it?"

      Representative ABRAHAM LINCOLN, letter to William H. Herndon, February 15, 1848
      "Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so, whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such purpose—and you allow him to make war at pleasure. Study to see if you can fix any limit to his power in this respect, after you have given him so much as you propose. If, to-day, he should choose to say he thinks it necessary to invade Canada, to prevent the British from invading us, how could you stop him? You may say to him, “I see no probability of the British invading us” but he will say to you “be silent; I see it, if you dont.”

      The provision of the Constitution giving the war-making power to Congress, was dictated, as I understand it, by the following reasons. Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object. This, our Convention understood to be the most oppressive of all Kingly oppressions; and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us. But your view destroys the whole matter, and places our President where kings have always stood."

      James I to parliament, summary of the theory of divine right of Kingship, 1609 :
      "Kings are justly calls gods, for that they exercise a manner or resemblance of divine power upon earth; for if you will consider the attributes to God, you shall see how they agree in the person of a king. God hath power to create or destroy, make war or unmake at his pleasure, to give life or send death, to judge all and to be judged nor accountable to none, to raise low things and to make high things low at his pleasure, and to God are both soul and body due. And the like power have kings: they make and unmake their subjects, they have power of raising and casting down, of life and of death, judges over all their subjects and in all causes and yet accountable to none but God only. They have power to exalt low things and abase high things, and make of their subjects, like men at the chess, -- a pawn to take a bishop or a knight -- and to cry up or down any of their subjects, as they do their money. And to the King is due both the affection of the soul and the service of the body of his subjects"
      link to
      America. Hijacked.

  • Greenwald Partner falsely detained as Terrorist: How to Create a Dictatorship
    • FIFY: "It is interesting that 70 years ago British and American soldiers, sailors and airmen fought to rid Europe of fascist regimes [in Germany],"

  • Top Ten Reasons Chuck Hagel Should be Secretary of Defense
    • The real reason these cowards are hiding behind Israel is they don't want to cut the defense budget.

      Texas's #2 source of money is the War industry in Texas. He holds up appointments for redundant F22 engines. Someone needs to force these companies to retool and make products that don't involve killing people.

  • Netanyahu 2002: Iraq has Centrifuges 'the size of Washing Machines' to Produce A-Bomb
    • shekissesfrogs 09/29/2012 at 7:03 am

      Mr. Big Man expert on war, gives up the game at 8:40 were he says:

      "the more victories you amass, the easier the next victory becomes. The first victory in afghanistan, makes the 2nd victory in iraq that much easier. The 2nd victory in...uh.. Iraq will make the third victory that much easier too, but it may change the nature of achieving that victory. You may have implosions.taking place, I don't guarantee it Mr. Attorney, but it makes it makes it more likely,the choice of Iraq is a good choice,it's the right choice."
      Not only is he a liar, and congress should have known better at the time, but if I were a detective and interrogating him, I would consider that as a confession. It was a Nixon moment.

      The "choice" is not whether to go to war or not, it's between which country to attack based on the degree of difficulty, so he tells us about future neocon plans- which Wesley Clark also told us about.

      It's just like "Location, Location, Location.. the three W's,"
      My god, I'm awestruck by this erudite master of war and prose.

  • Egypt: I ask Myself Why
    • After you..

    • Just because you were unaware of them doesn't mean that these voices didn't exist. Try some emptywheel or any author writing about the Middle East, rendition, torture or Gitmo prisoners.

      Overpopulation? How about underemployment, or is this an argument for depopulation?

    • The Muslim Brotherhood is the scary alternative promoted in order to keep American public support for the dictator.

      As'ad Abu Khalil has some insight into the Muslim Brotherhood.

      "I don't trust the Muslim Brotherhood and its variations, one bit. It is up to the Egyptian people to decide, but I won't rust that lousy organization given its opportunistic history. It was a too of US/Saudi Arabia during the Arab cold war, and sided consistently with the Zionist camp. It is the organization that welcomed the advent of the Sadat regime. Not to mention its archaic views on women and minorities. I don't even trust them on Palestine: they have been allies of the friends of Israel throughout the region. And they are now pretending to have found a new courage: they con't come close to the Egyptian and Tunisian secular protesters. In Lebanon, the branch of the Muslim Brotherhood there (Al-Jama`ah Al-Islamiyyah) marched in support of the the Egyptian Uprising. This organization has been bought off in full by Hariri family and is part of an alliance that was aligned solidly with Mubarak. Who are you fooling. And the most cowardly branch of the brotherhood in Jordan, heaped praise on King `Abdullah of Jordan, simply because he agreed to shake their hands. And they there demonstrate against Mubarak, and yet it would be much more impressive if they demonstrate against their own tyrant."

      And Karlofi above gives this link as well. Washington's Secret History with the Muslim Brotherhood

      It's amazing how the MB said they wouldn't field a candidate, but yet they are suddenly invited into Suleiman's chambers for "discussions". Other youth representatives meeting with El Baradei are arrested on their way out of his house. Suleiman declares there is consensus or they are reaching it but he doesn't say who he is reaching it with.

      Egyptians are learning, and have begun organizing. They see this attempt to rob them of change and everyone's intentions and secret machinations have been bared.

      If only a bit more than 1% of the population can cause this disruption, imagine what 2% or even 5% could do? And some of the fighters are loose from the jails! The ones that were jailed and held illegally. I'll bet they're bitter. The kids didn't blow the pipeline or fire rocket propelled grenades at the state security offices in Arish.

      This Jinn isn't going back in the bottle... LOL..

  • The US Corruption Game - Cole in Tomdispatch
    • "I fear that we now stand before a new and very critical phase in the Arab world," [ Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom], who was himself born in Tunisia in 1958, said in an interview aired on Israeli radio on Jan. 14. Israel and the majority of its Arab neighbors now agree on the importance of fighting Islamic fundamentalism, Shalom said. His concern lies with what might happen if Arab states start becoming democratic.He fears Tunisia might "set a precedent that could be repeated in other countries, possibly affecting directly the stability of our system."If democratic governments take over Israel's neighboring states, the vice prime minister said, the days of the Arab-Israeli security alliance will be over.Link

  • Death Penalty for Blasphemy Rare in Muslim World
    • Germany and Canada also have blasphemy laws against the "Holocaust" religion. In Germany, the lawyers who defend them by arguing against historical inaccuracies can go to jail.

  • Iraqi Military Acts Swiftly to Avert Minibus Bombing at Rusafa HQ
  • Eyewitness Account: 'They began to fire machine guns ...'
    • The other boats were lower, nearer to the water and they just pulled up along side and stepped aboard I believe.

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