Archive for the War Category

The U.S. Declares War On Germany, Europe, Russia And The Free World . . . Bank Of England Flops Then Flips . . . And The Supreme Beings Saunter Into Town (October 3, 2022)

Posted in First Monday In October, Pensions, Rule of Law, Russia, Supreme Court, War on October 3, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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J          “Just when I thought it was safe to exist.”

K          “Just when I thought I could rake a few leaves in peace.”

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K          “The U.S. bombed or caused to be bombed or allowed to be bombed the Nordstream Pipelines.  That is an act of war against Germany and Russia and the world.  But the U.S. does not adhere to international law.  A NATO country attacked a NATO country.  What do they do with Article 5?”

J          “The U.S. bombed or caused to be bombed or allowed to be bombed the Nordstream Pipelines.  We agree.  Nothing big goes on here on Plant Earth without Uncle Sam making the decision or at least approving it.  The decision will be seen to be unwise.”   

. . .

K          “When former spook and torture monger John Brennan went on CNN to proclaim that Russia bombed itself, I knew beyond a reasonable doubt that the U.S. was in front of or at least behind the pipeline terrorism.”

. . .

K          “Late last week, some major over-leveraged British pension plans started to wobble which forced a diametric change in BoE policy within a few hours.”

J          “Those pesky ‘gilts’ misbehaving again.”

. . .

J          “And today the gang is collecting at the ‘judicial legislature’ on First First Street to impose their religion and ideology on the populace.”

K          “The Democrats are doing nothing to counterbalance the crusading Corporatists on the Court except bombarding me with e-mails demanding money and promising to do something about the Court.”

. . .

[See e-commentary.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Bombs away

There is no law, there is only ideology

The real the purpose of NATO is to keep the “Russians out, Americans in, Germans down”.   British General Hasting Ismay

A National Potassium Iodide Distribution  Program? (September 26, 2022)

Posted in Medicine, Pharmaceutical Industry, Russia, War on September 26, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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K          “The Puppet In Chief Bideni and the Neo-Cons want to escalate World War E / III into a nuclear conflict.  They may get their way.  At a minimum, they should prepare the nation.  Biden has wasted billions and billions and billions and billions and billions of dollars on wasteful projects that have only driven up inflation.  He should task FEMA with providing every household with a supply of potassium iodide.”

J          “Putin wants to escalate matters into a nuclear conflict.  At least we agree that with a nuclear conflict on the horizon, it is time for a national potassium iodide distribution program.”

. . .

J          “In 2020, the government had cloth face masks packaged and ready to be sent to every citizen, but Trumpi cancelled the program.  I hope the Smithsonian keeps one of the packages in its archives of Americana.”

. . .    

K          “The pharmaceutical industry will demand that potassium iodide be banned as a prophylactic and then offer a nearly identical synthetic drug at 500 times the price . . . and get the government to force everyone to use it.”

J          “The real surprise will come when some bureaucrat realizes that it is time to make an announcement to the public to begin the first dose of potassium iodide . . . and the public response is . . . ‘Take what?’ or ‘Say what?’.”

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[See the e-commentary at Washington Wants War In The Worst Way:  Dust Off The IOSAT Or Return To The Status Quo Ante Bellum? (January 24, 2022).]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Bombs away

Got potassium iodide?

Joint Base State-War (JBS-W) (April 25, 2022)

Posted in Military, War on April 25, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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J          “‘Joint Base State-Offense’ works, but how about ‘Joint Base State-War’ to use the cabinet agencies established in the Constitution and to clarify the mission.”

K        “Like ‘Joint Base Lewis–McChord’ or ‘Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling’ or ‘Joint Base Langley–Eustis’ that consolidate operations of the the military branches.  Then we as a country could establish a cabinet-level ‘Department of Diplomacy’ to handle foreign affairs and international relations.”

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K          “I have shared this concern before.  America has a ‘Department of Offense’ on each side of the Potomac River.  Every time the Metro conductor announces: ‘Next stop . . . Foggy Bottom’, I may be the only one who smiles and realizes that it is the metonym to describe the Department of Offense built literally on a swamp in the D. of C.  America needs to build a cabinet-level ‘Department of Diplomacy’ and critically needs to establish an ‘Office of the Legal Advisor’ and hire the very few Americans who are ‘agreement-capable’ to bring America into the rules-based international community.” 

J          “War is profitable.  Peace is not.  The country needs a more balanced pursuit of peace, but war is a necessary option.”

. . .

K          “I shared a story that I reflect on frequently.  An old experienced law professor who taught comparative law in American and European law schools for over two score years shared his settled observations about the fundamental difference in training and perspective between American-trained lawyers and European-trained lawyers.  With some exceptions, an American-trained lawyer first asks:  “Can we get away with it?”  With some exceptions, an European-trained lawyer first asks:  “Is it lawful?”  Europe and the EU need some European not American thinking.”

J          “You also said something about ‘American-trained Americans’.  What is an ‘American-trained America’?  Is the problem deeper in the state?”

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Bumper stickers of the week:

Next stop . . . . Department of Diplomacy

Smedley Butler Pentagon

Give war less of a chance

“I was once asked if I had any ideas for a really scary reality TV show.  I have one reality show that would really make your hair stand on end: “C-Students from Yale.”  George W. Bush has gathered around him upper-crust C-students who know no history or geography, plus not-so-closeted white supremacists, aka Christians, and plus, most frighteningly, psychopathic personalities, or PPs, the medical term for smart, personable people who have no consciences.  To say somebody is a PP is to make a perfectly respectable diagnosis, like saying he or she has appendicitis or athlete’s foot . . . PPs are presentable, they know full well the suffering their actions may cause others, but they do not care. They cannot care because they are nuts.  They have a screw loose! . . . So many of these heartless PPs now hold big jobs in our federal government, as though they were leaders instead of sick.  They have taken charge of communications and the schools, so we might as well be Poland under occupation.  They might have felt that taking our country into an endless war was simply something decisive to do. What has allowed so many PPs to rise so high in corporations, and now in government, is that they are so decisive.  They are going to do something every fuckin’ day and they are not afraid.  Unlike normal people, they are never filled with doubts, for the simple reasons that they don’t give a fuck what happens next.  Simply can’t.  Do this!  Do that!  Mobilize the reserves!  Privatize the public schools!  Attack Iraq!  Cut health care!  Tap everybody’s telephone!  Cut taxes on the rich!  Build a trillion-dollar missile shield!  Fuck habeas corpus and the Sierra Club and In These Times, and kiss my ass!  There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don’t know what can be done to fix it.  This is it: Only nut cases want to be president.”  Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

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The Cuban Missile Crisis And The Monroe Doctrine Today (February 28, 2022)

Posted in China, CIPS, Currency, Gold, MIC, MICAC, Money, Neoconservatives, Petrodollar, Russia, Sanctions, SPFS, SWIFT, War, World's Reserve Currency on February 28, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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K          “America failed.”

J          “Russia failed.”

. . .

K          “The American Foreign Policy Effete pushed with both hands to goad, badger, harass, disrespect and humiliate Russia and circumvent and undercut any reasonable and peaceful resolution.  They have blood on those hands.  They intentionally provoked Russia and cynically sacrificed Ukraine.” 

J          “Russia invaded.  Putin is a thug, a bully, a criminal and a psychopath.  Russia and Putin are responsible.”

. . .

K          “Let the record reflect that the U.S. decided to deploy nuclear weapons first.  The SWIFT system should be isolated from politics and serve as the neutral financial infrastructure for the world.  The U.S. weaponized SWIFT and cut off Russia’s ‘financial e-mail’ from the world.  Wait until the dimwits discover that Russian financial interests cannot be surgically excised from the world financial community without creating potentially cascading contagion.”

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K          “If China and Russia agree to use the CIPS or the SPFS or some amalgam of the two, they can expand their efforts to circumvent the SWIFT.  The financial infrastructure is the ‘pipe’ and at this time PetroDollars are the ‘flow’ which could become superfluous if everyone is not forced to use the pipe.  And then America becomes Bulgaria.”

. . .

K          “What if Russia proclaimed that 1,000,000 Rubles can be exchanged for one ounce of gold.  And one ounce of gold can be exchanged for 1,000,000 Rubles.  Let the market respond.” 

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K          “The U.S. decision to declare ‘World War E’ as they say could descend into World War Three.  The U.S. refuses to abide by a rules-based international system and instead does whatever it wants to do.  Russia may have declared war on Ukraine by default; the U.S. declared war on Russia and the world by design.”

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K          “Don’t forget that when you have someone trapped in a corner, you are also in the same corner.”

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K          “America no longer produces intellectuals.  Except for [Stephen F.] Cohen and [John J.] Mearsheimer and a few others [Michael Brenner], the American Foreign Policy Effete advances its own private, personal and professional interests even when those are contrary to America’s best interests.  They are treasonous.”

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K          “Life presents many insoluble situations.  This was soluble.  This is the Cuban Missile Crisis played out in Eurasia rather than North America three score years later.  This is the Monroe Doctrine advanced in another region.  The solution was simple and obvious.  And remember that genius is simple and obvious.”

J          “Putin invaded.  Period.”

. . .

J          “China?  China owns the U.S.  Lock, stock and sinker.  Hook, line and barrel.”

K          “Okay, so we really do agree quite often.  What is the U.S. thinking when it antagonizes a country that should be neutralized and neutral and self-destructively drives that country closer to China.  Everyone should agree to leave Ukraine as a neutral buffer with NATO returning to the original borders.  Let’s focus on the real problem.”

J          “I know I am.  I am learning Mandarin so that I can interpret the conversations of the prison guards at the re-education camp.”

K          “This undertaking in Ukraine is a beta test for China.  They are taking notes.  When you are done with them, send over a few of the language tapes.” 

. . .

J          “Putin’s War.”

K          “Biden’s War.”

. . .

[See “Experts Warned For Years That NATO Expansion Would Lead To This” dated February 25, 2022 by Caitlin Johnstone, the recipient of the Fourth Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2019 (April 15, 2019), in www.caitlinjohnstone.com and also the articles in Consortium News.]

[See the e-commentary at Cuba – October, 1962 (October 22, 2012), Washington Wants War In The Worst Way:  Dust Off The IOSAT Or Return To The Status Quo Ante Bellum? (January 24, 2022), Dragon < Eagle > Bruin; Dragon + Bruin > Eagle (April 19, 2021), Sanctions:  Stupid, Absurd, Futile?  Oh, And Happy Armistice Day / Remembrance Day / Veterans Day! (November 11, 2019) and The China-Russia Affair: Advancing The Petro-Yuan; Dictating The Future (March 26, 2018).]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Putin’s War

Biden’s War

Stop War: Stop Putin

Stop War: Stop Biden

I like J

I like K

Dragon < Eagle > Bruin; Dragon + Bruin > Eagle

N. Propaganda R. Transcribed:  “Get Vaccinated.  Attack Russia.”  Oh, And Happy Presidents’ Day! (February 21, 2022)

Posted in Newspapers, NPR, Press/Media, Russia, War on February 21, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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K          “Three of the clearest headed individuals double-checked the transcript.  This is the complete and unedited transcript compiled from every NPR program over the last month:

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This list was carefully spell checked.  I admit that the NPR people did a short and insightful segment on the biathlon in the past month.  Bill Gates gave millions and millions and millions to NPR, Public Radio International, WETA, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Minnesota Public Radio, BBC and other organizations and controlled every aspect of the Virus message.”

J          “Everyone should get vaccinated or be forced to get vaccinated.  America and the allies should attack and destroy Russia.  NPR is just doing its part.  They are not being funded to present a variety of viewpoints and allow the listener to decide.  That is not how it works or should work.”

K          “NPR is not working.  For someone who has contributed a lot of money to and sacrificed a lot of time for NPR over the decades, this former listener is redirecting money and time to challenge America’s propaganda machine.  And then there are the NYT, WP and WSJ that want war uber alles.  The assaults and the attacks on the minds of the American people are unrelenting.”

. . .

[See MintPress Study: NY Times, Washington Post Driving US to War with Russia Over Ukraine dated February 4, 2022 by Alan Macleod in the Mint Press, a credible and courageous newspaper guided by Whitney Webb, the recipient of the Fifth Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2020 (May 4, 2020).]

[See the e-commentary at National People’s Radio?; National Public Radio?; National Petroleum Radio?; National Propaganda Radio? (June 11, 2018), [Don’t] Support Public Media? (June 10, 2019), Tulsi, MSM, NYT, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, Real News, Fake News, Neo-McCarthyism.  Oh, And Happy Halloween! (October 28, 2019), “Regulatory Capture” and “Journalism Capture” (November 22, 2021) and Boycott (Advertisers On) AM (Anger Mongering) Radio (March 5, 2011).]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Get vaccinated.  Attack Russia  (Sold at an NPR fundraiser)

Don’t get vaccinated.  Don’t attack Russia  (Sold at a fundraiser to defund NPR and fund honest and objective journalism)

“Keep in mind, the news media are not independent; they are a sort of bulletin board and public relations firm for the ruling class-the people who run things.  Those who decide what news you will or will not hear are paid by, and tolerated purely at the whim of, those who hold economic power.  If the parent corporation doesn’t want you to know something, it won’t be on the news.  Period.  Or, at the very least, it will be slanted to suit them, and then rarely followed up.”  George Carlin

Washington Wants War In The Worst Way:  Dust Off The IOSAT Or Return To The Status Quo Ante Bellum? (January 24, 2022)

Posted in Europe, NATO, Neoconservatives, Russia, War on January 24, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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K          “If Trumpi says one word about the stuff [IOSAT], he will trigger the NYT, WP, NY, CNN and MSDNC.  And the PMC.  And they are desperately trying to trigger a war.  They so want to go ballistic, but they want to go ballistic on Russia.”

J          “We live in vexing times.”

. . . 

K          “The callow pencil neck chickenhawk members of the ruling class are so eager to condemn the kids of the working class to death and dismemberment for their own ends.”

J          “I don’t trust Russia.  Period.  Something needs to be done.”

. . .

K          “Even Germany – yes Germany – is even counseling caution and restraint and even-handedness.”

J          “They had their tussle with them.  They have gone mano-a-mano with the Russians.  They know.”

. . .

J          “In 1994, Ukraine signed an agreement with the U.S., U.K. and Russia known as the 1994 Budapest Memorandum of Security Assurances under which it gave up its nuclear arsenal in return for certain assurances including independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.  And that there would be no use of force or threat of force against Ukraine.”

K          “Everyone should honor that agreement.  What about U.S. Secretary of State James Baker’s famous “not one inch eastward” assurance about NATO expansion in his meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on February 9, 1990?  That was a part of a cascade of assurances about Soviet security given by Western leaders to Gorbachev and other Soviet officials.  And then the U.S. marched country by country up to Russia’s doorstep.  The U.S. would not tolerate Russia putting proxy troops in Canada and Mexico.”

J          “The agreement is not in writing.”

K          “Now you are thinking like a typical scheming American-trained lawyer.  You are actually thinking like a typical scheming American-trained American.  The allegation is so American and reflects American gamesmanship and skullduggery.  An agreement is an agreement.  Enforce the 1990 and the 1994 agreements.” 

. . .

K          “An old experienced law professor who taught comparative law in American and European law schools for over two score years shared his settled observations about the fundamental difference in training and perspective between American-trained lawyers and European-trained lawyers.  With some exceptions, an American-trained lawyer first asks:  “Can we get away with it?”  With some exceptions, an European-trained lawyer first asks:  “Is it lawful?”  Europe needs some European not American thinking.”

. . .

J          “Sort of trust but definitely verify.”

K          “Distrust but clarify.”

. . .

K          “There is one clear and obvious solution.  Go back to the status quo ante bellum.  NATO membership is restricted to the original nations.  Is it worth going nuclear for something that is a fundamental concern of Russia but not a fundamental concern of the U.S. or the West?”

. . .

[See the e-commentary at NATO: Nations Aggressively Taking Over (March 31, 2014), NATOExit? NATOExeunt? (July 4, 2016), Guitar / Drum ; Dove / Hawk ; Pax / War. Oh, And Happy Memorial Day! (May 27, 2019), Dragon < Eagle > Bruin; Dragon + Bruin > Eagle (April 19, 2021), Russian Interference; Russian Collusion.   Epilogue (March 25, 2019), Impeachment Imbroglio.  Oh, And Happy Saint Nicholas Day! (December 2, 2019), Johnnie Bolton:  The Triumph Of the Chickenhawks And Neo-Cons.  Join Fellow Patriots For The “April 14 Rally” And The Memorial Day “March For America”.  Oh, And Happy April Fool’s Day! (April 2, 2018) and Giuliani – Draft Dodger And Chickenhawk (March 2, 2015).]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Give war a chance

Russia wants war: Look how close they put their country to our military bases.

There are few things more vexing than trying to encourage a human being to think independently.

Afghanistan: Free Friendlies; Impeach Biden (August 23, 2021)

Posted in Afghanistan, Bideni, War on August 23, 2021 by e-commentary.org

. . .

J          “They should have done it ten years ago.  They should not have done it twenty years ago.”

K          “Whatever it is they do and whenever they do it, they do it incompetently and ineptly.  Every time.  Without fail, they fail.  It just never changes. The image of the helicopter on the roof of the Saigon Embassy is branded on my conscious and my conscience.”

. . .

K          “Biden said ‘the buck stops here’ and then said the ‘buck stops over there’ with others.  He says that we expected a waltz not a blitzkrieg into Kabul and thus we did not prepare.  But it is not our fault, he says.”

J          “Divert their attention.  Avert their eyes.  Subvert their trust.”

. . .

K          “Vets are seeking counseling and comfort for their very real loss, guilt, shame, despair, defeat, failure, retreat, betrayal and surrender.”

J          “Those in the two War Departments – the Department of State and Department of Offense – are too busy planning the next failed invasion to deal with this failed invasion.”

. . . 

J          “Every grammar school child knows there are three steps to a purposeful departure.  Evacuate the non-military personal and local supporters.  Evacuate the military equipment.  Evacuate the military personnel.  They stumbled to step three and now want to send in the Marines and charge back to step one.  Too late.” 

K          “The failure to remove the civilian personal and local supporters is beyond grossly incompetent.  The failure to remove the military equipment is treasonous.  If an American citizen had transferred the plans to the design of a cup holder in an American tank to the Taliban, he or she would spend a lifetime in Florence, Colorado at government expense.  The American Kleptocracy transferred the plans in actual working models to almost every military vehicle and aircraft to the Taliban and ultimately to the Chinese without consideration or consequence.”

J          “From the President on down, they should be retired.  When they retire, the Kleptocrats will be rewarded with a sinecure with Northrup or Boeing or General Dynamics.”

. . .

[The e-commentary at “Afghanistan:  The Usual Lies And Liars.  Oh, And Happy I.F. Stone’s Birthday! (December 16, 2019)” says it all and more.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

There are no experts; there is no elite.

Impeach Biden . . . for high crimes and misdemeanors and gross incompetence

When you are in a hole, quit digging

“The Taliban is not the North Vietnamese Army, they’re not.  They’re not remotely comparable in terms of capability.  There’s going to be no circumstance for you to see people being lifted off the roof of an embassy of the United States from Afghanistan.”  Joe Biden, July 8, 2021

To American Citizens,

Thank you for registering your request to be evacuated from Afghanistan.  The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan has confirmed that an undefined number of U.S. government-provided flights will begin soon.  Please make your way to Hamid Karzai International Airport at this time.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT CANNOT GUARANTEE YOUR SECURITY AS YOU MAKE THIS TRIP.

See also a more recent statement:  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/AfghanistanEvacuation.html

Paying the freight:

U.S. lawful permanent residents may submit a repatriation assistance request, and their request will be considered depending on availability.

2.       Flight Costs: Repatriation flights are not free, and passengers will be required to sign a promissory loan agreement and may not be eligible to renew their U.S. passports until the loan is repaid.  The cost may be $2,000USD or more per person.

3.       Travel Documents: All passengers should have valid travel documents required for entry into the United States (e.g. U.S. passports or visas)

Assigned seats?  A bag limit?  Free peanuts?

In Memoriam (May 31, 2021)

Posted in War on May 31, 2021 by e-commentary.org

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J          “_.”

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K          “_.”

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[See “Memorial Day: US Nuclear-Capable Bombers, NATO Warplanes Fly Over All 30 NATO Nations in One Day” in “Antiwar.com” dated May 31, 2021 by Rick Rozoff.]

[See the e-commentary at “Covid-19 PanICdemic/Plague:  In Memoriam (May 25, 2020)”, “In Memoriam (May 26, 2014)” and “In Memoriam (May 30, 2011)”.]

Bumper sticker of the week:

Away bombs

The “D” Division Invades The Swamp. The War On America Is On In America (January 25, 2021)

Posted in Bideni, First Amendment, O'Bama, Presidency, Trumpi, Wall Street, War, War and Wall Street Party on January 25, 2021 by e-commentary.org

. . .

K          “The ‘D’ Division rolled into Fort Swamp last Wednesday without much genuine fanfare or even many fans.  Attendance at the Emperor’s coronation looked like a Bideni campaign rally last fall.”

J          “To the accompaniment of more centurions than the Empire acknowledges in its many overseas wars of choice.  A bleak and barren tableau against a desolate and deserted landscape with a rank and file of American flags made in China.  No citizens were on the National Mall and no shoppers were in the nation’s shopping malls.”

. . . 

K          “One crime family leaves and another crime family arrives.  I provoke all manner of perplexed responses when I observe that we are giving up an Ivy League President and getting someone who graduated something like 97th in a law school class of 58 at a regional law school.”

J          “Trumpi only got into an Ivy League school because he is from a second generation crime family.  The Bidenis are now an established second generation crime family and thus Hunter had a spot held for him in the Ivy League.” 

. . . 

K          “Bideni is a foot soldier for the neoliberals in domestic policy.”

J          “And an errand boy for the neoconservatives in foreign policy.”          

. . .

K          “Nothing ever changes.”

J          “Everything stays the same.”

. . .

K          “He was true to himself until the end and simply could not muster the courage and integrity to pardon Assange and Snowden and instead pardoned some stray punks and thugs.  He is a waste of protoplasm in a great wasteland.”

J          “He pardoned people who reminded him of who he is not who he wants to be.  He will always be the saurian beast until he slithers off this Planet.”

. . .

K          “Bideni promised that nothing will change; he will keep that one promise.  Day 6 is a modest improvement, but under the most optimistic scenario the country will only marginally improve under him/her/them.”

J          “Marginal is the best we can do in this country.  He will broadcast a few flashy but hollow and symbolic policies.  Few legitimate grievances will be addressed.  This is the third term of the O’Bama administration.  O’Bama spawned Trumpi.  He/she/they are the transitional Presidency to a new more slick and subtle Trumpi Version 2.0 in four years.”

. . .

K          “The war on America and Americans now begins in earnest.”

J          “The only way to grow and expand the war industry is to invade and colonize new territory.  America is just sitting there between the two vast sloughs waiting to be plucked and plundered.  America is the last frontier and the last battleground.”

. . .

[See “Here Are the Superheroes To Come and Save Us”: Media Waste No Time Fawning Over Biden” in “MintPress News” by Alan Macleod dated January 22, 2021.]

[See the e-commentary at The “War And Wall Street Party” Concludes Its Confabulations (August 31, 2020)”, The Choice:  Pro War And Pro-Wall Street Candidate v. Pro War And Pro-Wall Street Candidate (April 13, 2015)”, “The ‘War and Wall [Street] Party’ On The War Path (February 1, 2016)”, “The First Look At The ‘Second Political Party’ (January 3, 2011)” and “DNC:  ‘We’re Losers.  Vote for Us.’ (February 27, 2017)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Give war a chance

No hope and no change

Dissent is patriotic

Hank Aaron

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Interregnum: Incredulity And Instability (November 16, 2020)

Posted in Elections, Political Parties, Wall Street, War, War and Wall Street Party on November 16, 2020 by e-commentary.org

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K          “After a dubious election, the ‘D’ division of the ‘War and Wall Street Party’ is taking over from the ‘R’ Division of the ‘War and Wall Street Party’ again.”

J          “The ‘D’ Division will send in more divisions overseas and create more divisions in the land betwixt the shining seas.”

. . .

Bumper stickers of the week:

That shit don’t flush

That dog don’t hunt

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