Economic Policy Journal: Here’s What A Cashless Society Really Means
And Zero Hedge: CIA Fabricated Russiagate “Evidence”, Says Former NSA Tech Chief.
In a House Judiciary Committee hearing this week in Washington, lawbreakers inquisitioned AG William Barr, especially the Committee chairman Jerry Nadler (Chinese phone books and all). The Democrat lawbreakers questioned Barr relentlessly, and would immediately interrupt him as he began his answers.
Those snotty little brats are really just apparatchiks and loyalists to “The Party” and to power, certainly not to the concepts of “question and answer,” honest discussion of the issues and open debate, and transparency in government.
And they certainly are not friends of freedom of speech, but the opposite of that: censorship. They so much do not want Barr to get his side of the story out there that they would prefer only their own views be heard, and no one else’s.
However, I couldn’t care less that they gave poor old William Barr a hard time, harassing him and humiliating him, because Barr is just another Swamp creature and police statist, drug warrior, national security state apparatchik. So to hell with him as far as I’m concerned.
And the same thing two years ago with Brett Kavanaugh, Barr’s fellow Swamp creature, rubber-stamper of the police state and the fascist drug war. With Kavanaugh I could hardly have cared less that the Democrat Politburo and “social justice” fabricators made stuff up and launched false accusations toward him.
Barr is no better. Besides his anti-immigration policies, Barr was a CIA goon for 4 years, and imposed policies of going into other countries to apprehend suspects in fascist drug laws that shouldn’t exist. Barr and his daughter the DOJ’s drug commissar Mary Daly believe that drug usage, production and sales are criminal matters. People buying, selling, possessing or using certain drugs prohibited by the Rulers are criminals to them. (Unfortunately a lot of Amerikan fascists agree with them.)
Additionally, the Swamp creature police statist William Barr ia against reforming the criminal justice (sic) sentencing system. He wrote: “Our system of justice is not broken. Mandatory minimums and proactive law enforcement measures have caused a dramatic reduction in crime over the past 25 years, an achievement we cannot afford to give back.”
“Proactive law enforcement measures” means “Pre-Crime,” that is, when government bureaucrats attempt to predict that someone might commit some crime at some point. Perhaps we should call him Mr. Totalitarian?
In my view, all these people in Washington are loathsome Swamp creatures. They are not fans of property rights, the Declaration of Independence or the U.S. Constitution they were all sworn to protect and defend.
And regarding William Barr and U.S. attorney John Durham’s alleged “investigation” of CIA-FBI-DOJ crusade to get Donald Trump including fake dossiers and illegal FISA spying abuses, I am not holding my breath. In the end, Swamp creatures stick up for each other, and sweep each other’s crimes under the rug. They then go on to attend the same cocktail parties, yacht cruises and bubble baths in Washington.
And do you think the current FBI director Chris Wray is going to help at all in the alleged “investigation”? After Way pushed to withhold exculpatory evidence in the Mike Flynn case?
Anyway, as I’ve been saying for years, the best solution to “draining the Swamp” is decentralization. Dissolve the U.S. government completely. I very much recommend Lew Rockwell’s 30 Day Plan as the first and necessary step. And Murray Rothbard offered some tips on how and how not to desocialize.
We can start with 50 independent states (or “nation-states” if you prefer). This way the people have the power to “vote with their feet,” a power which sadly we do not have now. And when that is achieved the states can further decentralize themselves. No more government central planning, no more dysfunctional dependence on central planners for security.
Hello. It has been a while since I have written about the “Russia collusions” fiasco and I don’t plan to write anything now. But here are some recent articles for your latest update.
The Last Refuge: FBI notes released — show entrapment plan.
The Federalist: Your guide to the Obama administration’s hit on Michael Flynn.
Today I heard on Bloomberg Radio the rebroadcast of some of Chuck Toady’s psy-ops on Meet the Repressed. It can’t be just propaganda with Toady, this would have to be a psy-op with his viewers. But does it matter? He is only preaching to the choir. He’s discussing the “alternative facts” and fake news stuff, even though Toady himself and George Snuffleupagus, the New York Slimes and the Washington Pest have been the ones disseminating fake news and propaganda. Today’s episode of Meet the Propaganda was so bad as far as propaganda is concerned, that is why I’m calling it outright psy-ops.
U.S. attorney John Durham continues his investigating and uncovering of CIA and DOJ/FBI attempts to influence the 2016 election and reverse the results. Durham is going after former CIA chief John Brennan.
However, some people are saying that the “conspiracy” involves many more people than just Brennan, Comey, Strzok and Page, Rosenstein, McCabe, Yates, and those who have been mentioned many times now. Some are saying that this whole thing goes back to 2012 or earlier. And that this may be the biggest scandal and cover-up in American history. Supposedly, no one has been sent to prison (although someone now has been sent to prison, for an email hacking “to protect Director Mueller”) associated with all this, despite all the evidence and documentation that has been presented for years now. The article linked at the beginning of this paragraph mentions how so many people had access to the NSA database, and that AG Barr might be another broomer just like the Mueller team (although at the Mueller testimony, we got a glimpse into senile Robert Mueller’s cluelessness as to the facts of his own investigation).
Just as I don’t believe we will ever know the whole truth about the Jeffrey Epstein story, we will probably not see any of the real truth of the Warshington Establishment’s shenanigans regarding the 2016 (and 2020) elections. Most Americans still don’t know the truth about the Kennedy assassination and 9/11, so it is doubtful any of this will be made public or that actual criminals involved will see prison time. And that’s the way it is, as CIA asset Walter Cronkite would say.
How ironic that the people who claim to believe in “democracy” but who have been trying to overturn a fair election are called “Democrats.”
And I agree in part with the commentators who are saying that Nancy Lugosi, Soviet Schiff and Nutty Nadler are “useful idiots” for the national security state’s attempted coup of the executive branch of the U.S. government. The bureaucratic security state apparatchiks in Warshington are so full of themselves with their delusions of grandeur who, despite their constant incompetence and buffoonery, can do no wrong.
But when Donald Trump comes along and says, “DRAIN THE SWAMP!” they go off the deep end. They are threatened. Their livelihoods are threatened. Their government paychecks, pensions and retirement goodies are threatened. We can’t have that.
So, the apparatchiks set people up and entrap them, or put non-suspects under surveillance (a.k.a. “spying”), such as Mike Flynn, Carter Page and George Papadopoulos, and make things up such as with the “Steele dossier” with “golden showers,” etc., and then fraudulently abuse the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by lying to FISA judges to get warrants. And these people then coordinated with certain members of the “news” media to disseminate propaganda to influence the general public to falsely believe their fake news about Donald Trump cahooting with Russians to steal the 2016 election.
And this after the FBI falsely exonerates Hillary Clinton and overlooks the Clinton Foundation’s corruption and criminality. After a nearly 3-year Mueller investigation that turned up nothing, the “Democrats” with the help of a White House leaker-propagandist (a.k.a. “whistleblower,” which he is not) then went on to criminalize a phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian president in which Trump is trying to make sure the foreign aid recipient country is weeding out corruption. The CIA goon leaker-propagandist and his helpers in the national “intelligence” community made sure they could pick out a phone call in which a possible Trump 2020 election opponent is mentioned. That would be Joe Biden.
And so the House “Democrats” take the information, they have hearings, they have professional government parasites as witnesses, and then they write articles of impeachment and the “democrats” vote to impeach The Donald. But the Senate will not convict him, and it even appears that coward Pelosi may not even send the articles to the Senate.
So, do I have all this correct so far?
In my January article on the Mueller fiasco, regarding the collusions case that wasn’t, and the mainstream media’s propaganda to help the coup efforts, I wrote:
The Washington Post began the anti-honest journalism campaign coinciding with the Obama DOJ and FBI’s targeting of the Trump campaign in “Russia collusions,” with WaPo’s post-election article, “Russian propaganda effort to spread ‘fake news’ during the election.”
Even at that early time, plenty of objective people could see that this was already a witch hunt. As I wrote and documented last July, many in the news media colluded with the Clinton campaign to help Hillary while pushing the false “Trump-Russia” narrative.
in the Washington Post‘s mid-2016 article, “Russian government hackers penetrated DNC, stole opposition research on Trump,” the main source of that assertion is the DNC’s cyber firm, CrowdStrike, one of whose founders had ties to an anti-Russian think tank in Washington, and was proven to use faulty software. However, there is also an exploit that intelligence agencies have used to associate “Russian fingerprints” with hacks.
This July, 2016 New York Times article states, “…Mrs. Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, argued on ABC’s This Week that the emails were leaked ‘by the Russians for the purpose of helping Donald Trump’ citing ‘experts’ but offering no other evidence.”
Former NSA analyst William Binney and CIA analyst Ray McGovern have shown even more holes in the Russia-“hacking” narrative, by demonstrating that the DNC emails were not hacked remotely but were accessed directly and leaked to WikiLeaks, probably by a DNC insider. Former British ambassador Craig Murray had confirmed this.
Then there was Hillary Clinton’s claim that “17 intelligence agencies” concluded that Russians meddled in the 2016 election. But it was really 4, not 17. At least, that is what former director of national intelligence James Clapper stated in testimony.
Former FBI director James Comey and former NSA director Mike Rogers both testified that they were not aware of any evidence to show the 2016 election was hacked.
In early 2017, when WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was negotiating with U.S. government officials for “limited immunity” in exchange for Assange’s refraining from releasing further CIA-related documents, such talks were squashed by then-FBI director James Comey and Sen. Mark Warner, because Assange was also going to provide evidence which ruled out Russia as the source of the DNC leaks, according to Ray McGovern of Consortium News and John Solomon of The Hill.
And regarding the Russians who actually were indicted by the Mueller team, I wrote:
in July 2018 Mueller indicted 12 more Russian agents, supposedly of Russia’s intelligence agency the GRU, this time to do with “hacking” the DNC and the Clinton campaign computers, once again with no evidence produced, as Moon of Alabama and Joe Lauria explained.
And here is more that I wrote in that article to explain the FBI’s criminal enterprise of illegal surveillance and election meddling:
George Neumayr of The American Spectator wrote about the early John Brennan CIA-British GCHQ spy ring, spying on Trump associates especially Mike Flynn in 2014 and ’15, well before Trump announced his Presidential run. The Hill’s John Solomon expands on the London connection to Russia-gate.
According to Fox News, Rudy Giuliani referred to Brennan as the “quarterback” who passed the unverified Steele dossier on to Sen. Harry Reid. And Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberly Strassel called Brennan the “ringmaster” of the whole thing.
To spy on the Trump campaign in 2016, the Obama FBI and DOJ relied on unverified information, mainly from the notorious “Steele dossier,” to get judges to sign on to the FISA spying applications, according to Andrew McCarthy.
The FBI relied heavily on the Steele dossier to present it as “evidence” against Trump associates to obtain the FISA warrants, even though they knew that Christopher Steele, hired by Fusion GPS, had lied to them and was not credible, according to Byron York of the Washington Examiner. (i.e. the FBI lied to the FISA court judges, which is not a surprise, given the FBI’s own shady history.) Zero Hedge provides informative specifics on the FISA warrant applications.
Despite knowing that the Steele dossier was, in James Comey’s words, “salacious and unverified,” Robert Mueller continued to rely on the dossier anyway, according to Real Clear Investigations.
The Daily Caller reported that a CIA and FBI informant named Stefan Halper had infiltrated the Trump campaign to spy on Carter Page and George Papadopoulos. And then it was revealed by Naxios that Halper had gotten Trump administration economic advisor Peter Navarro to recommend Halper for a top position in the administration.
There was a second spy, supposedly on behalf of the Obama administration, who had approached Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo and campaign co-chairman Sam Clovis. Caputo implicated the Obama director of national intelligence James Clapper, according to Zero Hedge.
Incidentally, Glenn Greenwald reported that Stefan Halper had previously been a Jimmy Carter administration spy in the Reagan 1980 campaign. (Can you make this stuff up?)
Please click on all the links and read those articles. You’ll see much of it is completely foreign to what you’ve been used to hearing from the mainstream “news” media these past 3 years now. And no, you can’t make this stuff up. The “news” media have not only been suppressing much of this information, but they have also been making up fake news and promoting their propaganda as … “news.”
And now we have all the Ukraine and Joe/Hunter Biden stuff. Will mainstream media suppress all this, too? I just heard Rudy Giuliani on with Glenn Beck this morning, and Giuliani is saying that he has obtained documents on the corruption in Ukraine that involved Joe/Hunter Biden. Should we believe Rudy Giuliani? After all, he is a loathsome, ghastly and corrupt politician.
By the way, John Solomon has a recent article on the Latvian government saying it flagged “suspicious” Hunter Biden payments in 2016.
But on the impeachment Senate trial that might not happen, I don’t think that Senators Lindsey Graham, Shovel-Face McConnell and Charles Grassfed want the crimes of the FBI and CIA to be exposed, so they probably will shut it down before it begins.
And regarding the FBI, I have written in the past:
All you have to do is read these recent articles by James Bovard on the history of FBI shenanigans.
The Hill: Yes, the FBI is America’s secret police
And these other articles on the current situation:
FBI Edits To Clinton Exoneration Go Far Beyond What Was Previously Known; Comey, McCabe, Strzok Implicated, and FBI deputy director cancels testimony, something “far more sinister” with Fusion GPS, by Zero Hedge
The FBI’s perjury trap of the century (of Mike Flynn), by David Stockman
The Strzok Texts: FBI Plotted to Unseat Trump Before Election by Justin Raimondo
And more articles on FBI lawlessness, incompetence and corruption:
And here is an article just today by Phillip Nelson on one of the FBI’s most illegal Hoover era operations: COINTELPRO put on steroids by Hoover and LBJ.
Some more related recent articles:
Moon of Alabama writes on how the “deep state” sunk the Democrat party with the impeachment fiasco.
So, while we are seeing frame-ups, false accusations and impeachments against Donald Trump and his associates (not particularly angels, I know), will we see Hillary Rotten Clinton prosecuted for all her crimes? What about James Comey, John Brennan, James Claptrapper, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, Rod Rosenstein, Sally Yates, and many corrupt others? (Well, I am not holding my breath. But we can hope for a miracle, can’t we?)
One thing we have gotten from the DOJ inspector general report on the FBI’s
politically motivated “mistakes” and “incompetence” with the FISA applications for warrants to spy on Carter Page using the Steele dossier as the “intel,” is how either ignorant and incompetent or just dishonest and corrupt the “news” media have been these past 2 or 3 years now in their defending the national security state. And it’s not the “deep state,” because it’s out in the open.
And now we have an impeachment of Trump based on a phone call. As soon as Trump won the election in 2016, Democrats were immediately calling for him to be impeached. They’ll take anything as an excuse to impeach him. And the “news” media have been carrying the establishment apparatchiks’ water.
As I wrote here, the “news” media have been propagandizing on behalf of Hillary Clinton and Democrats and lying or lying by omission on behalf of smearing or framing The Donald. And I’m not a Trump supporter as you already know, but I think the truth is important.
The late investigative journalist Robert Parry wrote, “The hatred of Trump and Putin was so intense that old-fashioned rules of journalism and fairness were brushed aside…Hatred of Trump had become like some invasion of the body snatchers –or perhaps many of my journalistic colleagues had never believed in the principles of journalism that I had embraced throughout my adult life.”
But, as Glenn Greenwald noted, “The political media is designed to be adversarial because it is supposed to serve as a scrutinizing check on the claims of those in power, not serve as worshipful, propagandistic amplifiers of those claims.” In that article Greenwald cites many instances in which our modern “news journalists” enmesh and schmooze themselves with government power-grabbers, becoming useful idiots for the national security state.
Americans need to divorce CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek and Time, and all the other propaganda forces who shill for the State.
If you want more truthful news and analysis on the FBI, the FISA revelations, and the national security state and media’s campaign of propaganda and framing against Trump, then the following recent articles would be better for that. A lot of detailed information including from the DOJ inspector general report that you won’t get from mainstream media:
Peter Van Buren gives some actual details from the DOJ inspector general’s report on FBI spying on the Trump campaign.
Zero Hedge with an article on the DOJ inspector general testifying this week that FBI should have stopped surveilling Carter Page.
Rowan Scarborough with an article on FBI misleading FISA court judges of Christopher Steele’s truth record.
Ray McGovern on the inspector general whitewashing the FBI.
This article on the Last Refuge tells of how ambassador Marie Yovanovitch perjured herself before Congress, and explains Sen. Lindsey Graham’s motive for whitewashing, that he’s all hat and no cattle.
And, Zero Hedge with an article on the FISA report revealing that Clinton meddled in the 2016 election.
It appears as though House Democrats are rethinking their strategy to remove Donald Trump from the White House. They may still be writing articles of impeachment, but they have no case against him with the “controversial” phone call with the Ukrainian president, just as they had no case in Russia-Russia-Russia.
I have never seen such a mass of hysterical activists in their hatred of one guy. Many of these people in Warshington need some kind of counseling. They are deranged. But then, on the other side we have the flag worshipers and military worshipers who agree with acquitting or pardoning murderers and war criminals. Oh, well.
Anyway, during this whole impeachment farce that’s been going on since before Trump was even elected, the “news” media have led the charge in their lying and propaganda, and their corruption. We already know how dishonest many in the moonstream media were in their trying to help Obama get elected in 2008, and in their trying to help Hillary Rotten Clinton in 2016.
Just this week I heard on Sean Hannity’s radio show, which at times is like fingernails against the chalkboard, Mark Simone being interviewed along with Joe Unconcha. Simone noted how corrupt the “news” media are now, and he named Chuck Toady but didn’t want to mention other names. (That’s me referring to “Toady,” not Simone.) And that’s right. Chuck Toady is extremely corrupt and dishonest, especially in the way he words some of his questions for Trump supporters on the Sunday blab show (which I hear on Bloomberg Radio, because I stopped watching TV 25 years ago — no surprise there). And I have heard George Snuffleupagus do this as well. They persist on asking the same question over and over, questions that are a part of an ongoing false narrative they seem to want to reinforce in the minds of the viewing sheeple.
The propaganda media along with the politicians and activists whose main priorities are abortion, race and identity politics, have gone off the deep end, if that’s possible. During Iran-Contra Ronald Raygun would refer to the Press as the “sharks” coming after him shouting questions, but during all the 1990s Bubba Clinton investigations like Whitewasher Bubba had his defenders in the media. Now we have CNN the Most Untrusted Name in “News” with Unreliable Sources host Brian Helter-Stelter calling Trump supporters a “cult.” Are you serious? Well, many of the Trumpies really do behave in a cultish way, with the flag worship and all, but with the zombies on the left there is no comparison. We have the abortion cult, the race cult, and LGBT cult. Speaking of the LGBT cult, some people are wondering if Mayor Pete Bada-Bing (Bada-Boom) is going to be the first gay President, but we already had one. Oh, well.
And now we hear from leaks and drips that the Horowitz IG report is going to whitewash FBI spying on the Trump campaign? And it looks like AG Barr is also engaged in whitewashing, just as he’s whitewashing the Jeffrey Epstein suicide “conspiracy theories,” and on and on. Lather, rinse, repeat. And will we ever know whether it’s only a conspiracy theory that FBI and CIA are a pedophile cult? If so, maybe that’s why the cover-ups. What a bunch of sickos. Especially many in the “news” media as well. As Lew Rockwell said to a New York Slimes reporter intruding on the Mises Institute, these scribblers for State press releases are a part of the Regime. And as former CIA officer John Kiriakou wrote just recently, the mainstream media who shield FBI malfeasance are our enemy. That’s not good, in a “Constitutional Republic.” (Or perhaps it’s more of a rethuglic. “A rethuglic, if you can keep it,” as Ben franklin might say.)
So, everything we already know up to now is really a “conspiracy theory.” Go figure. The government life-long parasites, Barr, Horowitz, Durham, et al. are apparatchiks, no different from Soviet Schiff! They are the swamp, and it appears there will be no draining, people. I hope that turns out to be incorrect, of course.
And Philip Giraldi on John Brennan’s CIA Trump task force.