The Kurds have been faithful and resourceful allies in Afghanistan, Northern Iraq, and Syria. Many US Special Forces and Commanders will likely feel wrath at our abandoning the Kurds.
The President’s announcement of bringing home the troops from Syria will undoubtedly leave the Kurds, at Turkey’s “National Interest”, or possibly genocide. However, our longest war in the Mideast, needs a fresh look and hard choices.
Joe and Hunter Biden, Ukraine, China; all a coincidence
Biden accuses the following stories as typical Trump dirty tricks. Look for yourself.
CSPAN Transcript of Inteview: You Tube
And I went over, I guess,
the 12th, 13th time to Kiev. And I was supposed to announce that there was
another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from
Poroshenko and from Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor.
And they didn’t.
So they said they had — they were walking out
to a press conference. I said, nah, I’m not going to — or, we’re not going to
give you the billion dollars. They said, you have no authority. You’re not the
president. The president said — I said, call him. I said, I’m telling you,
you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion.
I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at
them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re
not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch. (Laughter.) He got fired. And they
put in place someone who was solid at the time.
The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton (Fox News) Billions of dollars transferred to Hunter Biden’s firm per Steve Hilton. Hunter Biden on the board of a company who sold spyware face recognition Software for China to clamp down on descendants.
My piece in the @NYTimesOpEd today on the Bidens:
“Congress can and should conduct an inquiry to determine whether anything
“As vice president, Joe Biden served as point person on American policy toward China and Ukraine. In both instances, his son Hunter, a businessman, landed deals he was apparently unqualified to score save for one thing: his father,” Schweizer also wrote.
He was attempting to control corruption. That’s why he wanted them to fire the prosector, Biden suggested. Biden says we’re holding back the Billion dollar loan guarantee’s if you don’t fire the prosecutor before I leave in six hours. They fired the prosecutor.
Question: Was he motivated by trying to control or reduce Ukraine Corruption, by threatening to withhold the Billion dollar loan guarantee unless they fire the alleged corrupt state prosecutor?
In 2014 Ukraine rioted over corruption. Joe Biden wen to Ukraine
to help control the corruption.
Three weeks later Biden’s son if offered a job on the board
of directors of Burisma which was under investigation for corruption, and paid
Hunter Biden’s firm over one million dollars a year. No charges have been
brought against Burisma. Same month Joe Biden announced his candidacy for
President, Hunter Biden resigned from Burisma. Hunter was recently discharged
from the Navy reserves for testing positive for Cocaine. Had no known
experience in natural gas or Ukraine.
In Dec. 2013 Biden visits China and by his side is his son hunter. Two weeks later Hunters firm created an investment fund with the bank of china, controlled by the government of China. They hoped to earn 1.5 Billion dollars, Hunter still plays a roll in the fund and his stake is about $500,000.
New York Times, “Joe Biden, his son and the case against a Ukrainian oligarch,” by James Risen: “When Vice President Biden traveled to Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday for a series of meetings with the country’s leaders, one of the issues on his agenda was to encourage a more aggressive fight against Ukraine’s rampant corruption and stronger efforts to rein in the power of its oligarchs. But the credibility of the vice president’s anticorruption message may have been undermined by the association of his son, Hunter Biden, with one of Ukraine’s largest natural gas companies, Burisma Holdings, and with its owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, who was Ukraine’s ecology minister under former President Viktor F. Yanukovych before he was forced into exile. Hunter Biden, 45, a former Washington lobbyist, joined the Burisma board in April 2014. … Geoffrey Pyatt went on to call for an investigation into ‘the misconduct’ of the prosecutors who wrote the letters. In his speech, the ambassador did not mention Hunter Biden’s connection to Burisma. But Edward C. Chow, who follows Ukrainian policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the involvement of the vice president’s son with Mr. Zlochevsky’s firm undermined the Obama administration’s anticorruption message in Ukraine.”
THE GUARDIAN – MAY 14, 2014
I get it: he likes to keep busy. He has even found the time to join the board of a gas company called Burisma Holdings Ltd.
Because he’s the vice-president’s son! That’s a coincidence. “This is totally based on merit,” said Burisma’s chairman, Alan Apter.
He doesn’t sound very Ukrainian. He’s American, as is the other new board member, Devon Archer.
Who? Devon Archer, who works with Hunter Biden at Rosemont Seneca partners, which is half owned by Rosemont Capital, a private equity firm founded by Archer and Christopher Heinz.
Who? Christopher Heinz … John Kerry’s stepson.
I think Putin’s propaganda people can take a long weekend; their work is being done for them. What do you mean?
Hasn’t Joe Biden pledged to help Ukraine become more energy independent in the wake of its troubles with Russia? Well, yes.
And isn’t Burisma, as a domestic producer, well positioned to profit from rising gas prices caused by the conflict? Possibly, but Hunter Biden is a salaried board member, not an investor. According to anonymous sources in the Wall Street Journal, neither Rosemont Seneca nor Rosemont Capital has made any financial investment in Burisma.
So it’s not fishy at all? No one’s saying that.
THE GUARDIAN – MAY 14, 2014
There certainly is a lot of circumstances and opportunities
for corruption by Biden’s son, Hunter Biden and Joe Biden’s involvement. The coincidences
are extraordinary, surely an ethical and savvy politician would have seen the
danger and would have avoided in semblance of impropriety. Joe Biden did not.
If he’s not complicit in a quid pro quo in Ukraine or China he didn’t use good
judgment in allowing his son to get million dollar deals on his coattails.
For an old spy and
codebreaker like myself, nothing in the world happens by coincidence. (Malcolm
Coincidence is the word
we use when we can’t see the levers and pulleys. (Emma Bull)
A common complaint about stories that include excessive
coincidence is that the story is ‘unrealistic.’ (Jane Lindskold)
I don’t believe in coincidence. (Juliette Binoche)
Some people do believe in Coincidence, but in their narrative or face you always see a smile or an eye blink. I’ll just conclude as I started; IF IT LOOKS LIKE A DUCK, WALKS LIKE A DUCK, QUACKS LIKE A DUCK, IT MUST BE A DUKE.
By Jim Kirk-Wiggins, October 10, 2019. Liberti Press.
Below are a lot of figures of who’s on first and who’s
outfield. I called America a Plutocracy; a government ran by the rich. Money
and Power are often the same. These are the Elites who control our political
parties, our representatives and senators, the PACS, the organizations and
corporations. Thus they control who get’s elected and the elected if they want
re-election. This must all be stripped away. All of it. PACS Gone.
Organizations and Corporation donors gone, donations to parties, and parties
and other candidates’ donations. All that should remain is individual donors
and a severe limit on this.
This is the only way to break up the Plutocracy from
controlling our government. If congress cannot fix their own house we should
tear their house down. Vote everyone out. No incumbents. Just say NO!
The next thing to strip this Elite shadow government or
Plutocracy is severe Anti-Trust legislation. No exceptions. Including Media,
Energy, Banks, Transportation, every privately-owned organization. It’s
happened in the past with the railroads, Standard Oil, and Bell Telephone come
to mind. If we want to get our country back this as a minimum must be done.
This is not negotiable in a democracy or a representative republic.
If you haven’t noticed the Elite controlling our nation,
then you aren’t paying attention. Of course the media is controlling the
information you get, and the Plutocracy is trying to keep you occupied with “bread
and circuses” (Fat and Happy or a diversion)
I’m not calling for storming the capital, anarchy, Bernie
Sanders Socialism, or Marxism. I’m calling for Democracy Now!
Look over the numbers, and see what you see.
By Jim Kirk-Wiggins, October 6, 2019.
Congressional Basic Salaries (doesn’t include office
furniture, healthcare, home state office etc.) *
(The salary of Members of Congress has been frozen since
House of Representatives *
The Members’ Representational Allowance (MRA): Supporting
Personnel, Office Expenses, Travel to the District, and Mail for Members of the
House. (the MRA may not be used to defray any personal or campaign-related
2017 MRAs ranged from $1,251,177 to $1,433,709, with an
average of $1,315,523.
Congressional Base Salary (2009)
Speaker of the House $223,500 per annum
Majority and Minority Leaders $193,400 per annum
All other Representatives (including Delegates and Resident
Commissioner From Puerto Rico) $174,000 per annum
Committee member employee’s: House 172K to 168K.
The Senators’ Official Personnel and Office Expense Account
(SOPOEA): Supporting Personnel, Office Expenses, and Mail for U.S. Senators. (may
not to be used to defray any personal, political, or campaign-related expenses.)
a range of $3,192,760 to $5,052,317. 24 The average
allowance is $3,467,971.
Senator’s base Salary (2009)
President pro tempore $193,400 per annum
Majority and Minority Leaders $193,400 per annum (2009)
My grandmother, from Savannah Georgia, always voted Democrat. Any conversation always led back to The Great Depression.
I ask my dad, who was a loyal member of a national Trade Union. His response was simply; The Democrats are for the working man, Republicans look after the rich.
Wasn’t President Lincoln a Republican?
From a Member of the ObamaCoalition
Obama is a racist without a doubt If he believes this, to feel Trump was somehow connected to election of a black president followed by election of a white President? Is this Obama’s view.
Obama’s disappointing performance as the first Black President, certainly hurt Hillary’s campaign.
What is so amazing is many Americans automatically vote Democrat, when it’s so obvious their vote is taken for granted and with no benefit received.
From elder white southerners who’s families were staunch democrats since Franklin Roosevelt.
Trade unionists who have seen their plants close, from trade agreements supported by the Democratic Party.
With our media information 90% supporting the Democrat party, it’s unlikely for Americans to know the truth. A early warning on this from our founding fathers.
Finally, the election of America’s first Black President, which I initially supported. And after 8 years to see Black America has greater, unemployment, lower wages, no prison, or effort for police education and reform.
Look around at the Black communities in most American largest cities. Are they better off after 8 years from a Black Democrat President. He was always more Democrat than black.
It’s time that many Americans rethink, those who vote straight democrat every election as if they had no choice.
You have a choice, it will be difficult to become an informed voter with most media obviously practically part of the Democratic Party.
And any conflicting opinions labeled as right wingers, racist, or Nazi’s.
Quit being the Democratic parties door mat. Make them earn your vote or vote for someone else or boycott the vote.
This was an editorial by the Washington Post, over a year ago. I was of course suspicious by that alone. However, it appears almost on target.
Before the American revolution the English representatives were hereditary or despotic. Keeping the same elite aristocracy as the major representatives for all the people.
The middle tier, farmers, labors were very under represented. As the cost for a seat in the USA costs $1 million to $10 million. With SUPER PACS and major donations coming from the wealthy Elite. Who through their purse strings actually control congress.
Thus we have the same Oligarchs as pre- revolution England.
Our congress has become so polarized, set in a time loop of continuous, intrigue, looking for corruption everywhere but in their own house. Thus they are polarized, paralyzed, tigers chasing their own tales.
The English and some US constitutional writers, fear of a too powerful executive branch over the legislative branch is a fact, because the legislature is truly the Circus in America’s government, not Donald Trump.
Another similarity with resistance to English rule was perpetual war. The latest period of wars in the Mideast – Desert Storm 1990, Invasion of Afghanistan 2001, Invasion of Iraq 2004. You could say the troops on the ground and terrorism recruiting as a result, has created a 19 year war, unless you consider state sponsored terrorism beginning in 1990. Thus a 30 year war.
As an afterthought, consider reading Jack London’s “Iron Heal” published one 1904. He did write other books than about dogs. “The Call of the Wild “ was likely one of the first books that got me hooked on reading, no matter how much of a juvenile delinquent I became, I always read.
I don’t necessarily agree we need a revolution, but our government needs to be grabbed by the collar and given a good shaking.
The anger, frustration, politicians destabilizing, and the polarization may actually cause a revolution or a period of nationwide violence with devastating results. Someone or some many, need to start showing restraint and consider doing what’s best for all Americans, and our democracy.
The following is off topic for this blog. Yet, it may be worth considering or it may be worth rejecting like UFO’s.
The Elite and Shadow government give us bread and circuses to keep us content and controlled. (something, as extravagant entertainment, offered as an expedient means of pacifying discontent or diverting attention from a source of grievance.)
Consider what is the bread and circuses of 2019. It is definitely of greater complexity and diversity than when it was first scratched in Ancient Rome.
Don’t eat the bread or go to the circuses. Possible suspects for now, is politics, candidates, democracy, entertainment, and opposition media; such as MSNBC and FOX. Both being bread or circuses for their respective prey.
Live simply, analyze everything cheap or free, and not of your own unpredictable choice.
Think outside, the outside and conclude the un-obvious, beyond the fringe. Look content from consumption.
Paranoia is an artificial barrier. Set your mind free. (I am taking my meds.)
The above picture shows the success of Rome’s attempt to pacify their citizens with Bread and Circus’s. (Colosseum’s, Gladiator’s, etc. ) They fell from foreign invasions, as Rome weakened from the corruption of the elite and the government the elite corrupted. Their failure to inspire and strengthen their citizens as they stunted their personal growth, blocked exceptionalism, induced a lazy, unmotivated, and produced content citizens to mediocrity.
An added factor in America’s Elite Revolution is chaos, anger, division, hate, polarization, and total information and entertainment control.
Left, Right, Socialism, Fascism, Racism, and an overflow of immigrants, are not movements. They are chaos and control.
There are not many wise, honest, strong, and fearless men and women in America today to turn this revolution that began many years ago. I’d be totally surprised to see one such leader in America to confront this.
I’m not a prophet and speak from history not inspiration. Awaken America, it’s our only hope.