And while the US population, which is far more perturbed by what Caitlyn Jenner will wear tomorrow than D.C.'s plans on the future of world trade, has been mute in its response to the passage of the first part of the trade treaty, the TPP - after all the MSM isn't there to tell it how to feel about it, aside to assure it that everything will be great even as millions of highly-paid jobs mysteriously become line cooks - other countries are standing up against globalist trade interests meant to serve a handful of corporations.
"When I came into office – Ukraine was governed by a corrupt ruler who was a stooge of Mr. Putin," Obama says.
President Obama was inaugurated in January of 2009. While he does not mention the Ukrainian leader at that time by name, Viktor Yushchenko was in power.
What Obama appears to have forgotten is that Yushchenko is a strong ally of Washington’s, and he came to power through the US-backed Orange Revolution. Yushchenko’s wife, who was born and raised in Chicago and held US citizenship until 2005, formerly served as a US State Department official, and has been accused of leading US efforts to help her husband seize power.
In other words, Yushchenko is just about as far from a "stooge of Mr. Putin" as anyone could possibly be.
#SpinninThePLattersThatMatter v. #TheDayTheWorldWentAway
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That's the only conclusion I can come to... you'd think any aide with a laptop would otherwise be able prevent such nonsense (if they wanted).
Your claim that Russian forces are not targeting ISIS, even if you could support it, is academic. I'm less interested in semantics over what the targets used to call themselves and more concerned with facts on the ground.
It seems you may have mistaken me for a Russophile, and I you, for an RT troll. If so it's understandable. There's plenty of both.
I try to look beyond surface appearances and labels to the deeds. Those attacking Assad you say. Since the definition of 'moderate' rebel forces was supposed to be those opposed to Assad, but currently fighting ISIS, who ARE currently fighting Assad, I'm sure you can see my confusion.
Leave the names out of it, and it makes a whole lot more sense. Russia IS defending Assad in what it is doing, against, let's call them anti-government insurgents. Those other anti government insurgents (if they actually exist) who the pentagon claim are fighting ISIS cannot therefore be part of that group. No?
Surely, any anti-ISIS insurgents would step back and let the Russian airstrikes target their common foes. The targets we've had knowledge of have all been of well fortified strategic positions. Don't we have to ask why would the Russians need to engage them in those strategic positions if they are opposed to the groups that hold those regions?
If it walks, swims and quacks like a duck, I don't care what the label says. I say it's probably a duck.
First, Bloomberg reports that a week into #Russia's military intervention in #Syria, some top White House advisers and National Security Council staffers are trying to persuade President Barack Obama to scale back U.S. engagement there, to focus on lessening the violence and, for now, to give up on toppling the Syrian regime.
It adds that "the administration came to this conclusion late. Despite warnings from U.S. intelligence agencies that Putin's military buildup was intended to keep Assad in power, the White House nonetheless decided to explore cooperating with Russia on the ground. #BullShit
So U.S. intelligence is shocked that following a multi-year campaign which was launched in 2011, which escalated in 2013 to a near-naval war, and which culminated in 2014 with the "mysterious" emergence of #ISIS whose stated purpose according to leaked CIA documents was a simple one: to depose Assad, that Obama's biggest antagonist on the global superpower stage, Russian president Putin would do everything in his power to prop up his own key pawn in the middle east.
#SpinninThePlattersThatMatter v. #NewDivide
The explosions occurred at a rally dubbed “Labor, Peace, Democracy” that kicked off at 10 00 local time (0700 GMT). #Turkey's largest trade unions were planning to get together for a demonstration to protest the Turkish government’s renewed military campaign against Kurdish rebels.
But unlike all of them, Carter had an inferiority complex. It started with his career mentor, the Polish Jewish admiral Hyman Rickover, and ended with his national security advisor, the Polish Catholic #ZbigniewBrzezinski. Their combination has produced the eventual destruction of the US positions in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, and these days, #Syria.
Might the timing of this sudden change of heart have a wee bit to do with the Presidential #debates next week, and it not being all that easy to defend the pet causes of the privileged classes in crowd-pleasing soundbites when challenged by Sanders?
As least Greek prime minister Alex Tsipras, who engaged in similar reversals, can at least be credited with fighting hard for what he’d promised Greeks, even if those promises were contradictory, and then retreating only in the face of overwhelming force, namely, having the ECB put a choke hold on the Greek banking system.
By contrast, #HillaryClinton’s sudden shift is simply a not-terribly-well-executed attempt to reposition herself.
#ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmmm v. #election2016
According to Kevin Collier at Daily Dot, U.S. Trade Representative #MichaelFroman has said the text will be made available to the public at large in approximately 30 days—on or around November 7.
#GreenPirateAlliance -- [alternative energy, environmental protection; open internet, open government; legalized marijuana]
... our goal is to encourage #Occupy to embrace the Pirate Party
We support both PPI and WPP [World Pirate Party] strategies.
Below is the WPP manifesto (as presented by Adbusters):
We, the people of Planet Earth, hereby launch the World Pirate Party, a global horizontal people’s party for all those who are ready to stand up for and fight for our blue-green-black platform:
Blue – the color of intellect and imagination – stands for mental environmentalism and our party’s commitment to the vision of internet democracy championed by the Pirate Parties of Europe.
Green – the hue of Earth and immortality – stands for the four-decade-strong resistance movement against environmental degradation which we must win for a sane, sustainable future.
Black – the tenor of struggle and justice – stands for our party’s promise to abolish corporate personhood and institute a new global world order in which corporations bow to the will of the people.
... ... ...
Disclaimer: OTP (Occupy The Polls) is not an "officially" endorsed #occupy page. We have been involved with Occupy since day 1 (Sept 17, 2011), but the movement has always had a somewhat ambiguous stance on the utility of voting. Understandably. We feel, however, that in addition to occupying, citizens need to become radically politicized.
#NDAA, #HR347, #NDRP, #ACTA, #Occupy, #Iran, #Palestine, #CitizensUnited, #ALEC, #Syria, #Bahrain, #CISPA, #HR1981, #HR3166, #Monsanto, #Gitmo, #Fukushima, #Greece, #austerity, #ChelseaManning,
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