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November 23, 2011: The day before the
Thanksgiving holiday brought three extraordinary news items. One was the report
on the Republican presidential campaign debate. One was the Russian President's
statement about his country's response to Washington's missile bases surrounding
his country. And one was the failure of a German government bond
As the presstitute media will not inform us of what
any of this means, let me try.
With the exception of Ron Paul, the only candidate
in either party qualified to be the president of the US, the rest of the
Republican candidates are even worst than Obama, a president who had the country
behind him but sold out the American people to the special
No newly elected president in memory, neither John
F. Kennedy nor Ronald Reagan, had the extraordinary response to his election as Barack Obama. A record-breaking number of people braved the cold to witness his
swearing in ceremony. The mall was filled for miles distant from the Capitol
with Americans who could not see the ceremony except as televised on giant
Obama had convinced the electorate that he would end
the wars, stop the violation of law by the US government, end the regime of
illegal torture, close the torture prison of Guantanamo, and attend to the real
needs of the American people rather than stuff the pockets of the military/security complex with
Once in office, Obama renewed and extended the
Bush/Cheney/neoconservative wars. He validated the Bush regime's assaults on the US
Constitution. He left Wall Street in charge of US economic policy, he absolved
the Bush regime of its crimes, and he assigned to the American people the
financial cost necessary to preserve the economic welfare of the
One would think such a totally failed president
would be easy to defeat. Given an historic opportunity, the Republican Party
has put before the electorate the most amazingly stupid and vile collection of
prospects, with the exception of Ron Paul who does not have the party's support,
that Americans have ever seen.
In the November 22 presidential "debate," the
candidates, with the exception of Ron Paul, revealed themselves as a collection
of ignorant warmongers who support the police state. Gingrich and Cain said that
Muslims "want to kill us all" and that "all of us will be in danger for the rest
of our lives."
Bachmann said that the American puppet state,
Pakistan, is "more than an existential threat." The moron Bachmann has no idea
what is "more than an existential threat." However, it sounded heavy, like an intellectual
thing to say for the candidate who previously declared the long-defunct Soviet
Union to be today's threat to the US.
Unfortunately for Americans and the world, the US
electorate lacks the intelligence and the awareness of their plight as denizens
of a police state to elect Ron Paul, the last defender -- together with Rep. Dennis
Kucinich -- of the US Constitution. Nevertheless, there would be a silver lining
in one of the Republican morons being elected president of the "world's only
superpower." Once the rest of the world realized that a war-crazed idiot had his or her finger on the nuclear button, the rest of the world would organize
and close down the Washington horror before it destroys life on
Any sentient American who watched or read about the
Republican presidential debate must wonder what there is to be thankful for as
the national holiday approaches.
The Russian government, which prefers to use its
resources for the economy rather than for the military, has decided that it has
been taking too many risks in the name of peace. The day before Thanksgiving,
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said, in a televised address to the Russian
people, that if Washington goes ahead with its planned missile
bases surrounding Russia, Russia will respond with new nuclear missiles of its
own, which will target the Amerikan bases and European capital
The President of Russia said that the Russian
government has asked Washington for legally binding guarantees that the American
missile bases are not intended as a threat to Russia, but that Washington has
refused to give such guarantees.
Medvedev's statement is perplexing. What does he
mean "if Washington goes ahead"? The American missile and radar
bases are already in place. Russia is already surrounded. Is
Medvedev just now aware of what is already in place?
Russia's and China's slow response to Washington's
aggression can only be understood in the context of the two countries' experience
with communism. The sufferings of Russians and Chinese under communism was
extreme, and the thinking part of those populations saw America as the ideal of
political life. This delusion still controls the mentality of progressive
thinkers in Russia and China. It might prove to be a disaster for Russia and
China that the countries have citizens who are aligned with the US.
Belief in Washington's trustworthiness even pervades
the Russian government, which apparently, according to Medvedev's statement,
would be reassured by a "legally binding guarantee" from Washington. After the
massive lies told by Washington in the 21st century -- "weapons of mass
destruction," "al Qaeda connections," "Iranian nukes" -- why would anyone put any
credence in "a legally binding guarantee" from Washington? The guarantee would
mean nothing. How could it be enforced? Such a guarantee would simply be
another deceit in Washington's pursuit of world hegemony.
The day prior to Thanksgiving also brought another
extraordinary development -- the failure of a German government bond auction, an
Why would Germany, the only member of the EU with
financial rectitude, not be able to sell 35% of its offerings of 10-year bonds? Germany has no debt problems, and its economy is expected by EU and US
authorities to bear the lion's share of the bailout of the EU member countries
that do lack financial rectitude.
I suspect that the answer to this question is that
the failure of the German government's bond auction was orchestrated by the US,
by EU authorities, especially the European Central Bank, and private banks in
order to punish Germany for obstructing the purchase of EU member countries'
sovereign debt by the European Central Bank.
The German government has been trying to defend the
terms on which Germany gave up control over its own currency and joined the EU.
By insisting on the legality of the agreements, Germany has been standing in the
way of the ECB behaving as the US Federal Reserve and monetizing the debt of
From the beginning, the EU was a conspiracy against
Germany. If Germany remains in the EU, Germany will be destroyed. It will lose
its political and economic sovereignty, and its economy will be bled in behalf
of the fiscally irresponsible members of the EU.
If Greeks will not submit to the tyranny, why should