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Coronavirus: Chinese Xi Ping and Donald Trump

by Oui Fri Feb 28th, 2020 at 05:41:45 AM EST

Trump blames Monday and Tuesday's stock market slide on Dem debate that happened Tuesday night | Vox News |

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UK Set to End EU Negotiations by June, Gove Says

by Oui Thu Feb 27th, 2020 at 12:31:18 PM EST

Boris Johnson claims he is prepared to leave the EU with no deal at end if year, document reveals

The EU-27 leaning over backwards to accommodate the extension last fall played into the hands of BoJo and Cummings strategy to accomplish a no deal. Prepare for the worst-case scenario EU, stop dreaming.

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Sanders Heading To SC and Super Tuesday

by Oui Wed Feb 26th, 2020 at 12:51:20 PM EST

Frontrunner bashing in Charleston SC debate. How did the candidates perform on this pivotal night ... Steyer was added to the six candidates, little time to debate the issues, so it became a shouting match. Thank goodness ALL candidates believe they are the voice of Democrats to beat Trump in 2020. Diversity, solidarity and giving the viewer a certain feeling of unity in the Democratic group of candidates was absent. Some commentators compared this night to a cage fight of desperate actors trying to survive the onslaught.

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From a Fringe to a US Presidency - White Supremacy

by Oui Sat Feb 22nd, 2020 at 01:02:22 PM EST

As I have written, a direct link with the British Empire, Colonization and the scourge of Brexit: rightwing Conservatives today.

An excellent long-read in The New Yorker ... astonishing to say the least! Lawlessness in an immigration country build on the lives of too many "savages" of the indigenous tribes, Native Americans, and the import of slaves from the Dark African continent.


General Wayne signs a peace treaty with the Indians at Fort Greenville, Ohio in 1795

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Huge Win for Sanders In Nevada

by Oui Wed Feb 19th, 2020 at 08:06:31 AM EST

[Update-1] Title change from "Amen!"

Nevada Caucus Results | NBC News |

END OF UPDATE

Bernie Sanders for President!

Never ever heard any presidential candidate making such a pronounced statement on Middle East policy.

Bernie is an angry young man! Bravo!

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Big Three Leaders Are Responsible for War Atrocities

by Oui Fri Feb 14th, 2020 at 06:31:10 PM EST

These events stick in my mind as a reminder, true leaders in the world seek peace between nations. Avoid war where possible, don't wager on perceived advantage of might to attack another nation. Use of unipolar power to bully and bribe other nations into submission is morally wrong and will lead to military conflict.

It has been said and written, in the 21st American Century, diplomacy is an art put at the wayside. After the 9/11 attacks on America, the world changed forever. The bully pulpit of George Bush and his neocons strategists couldn't accept the source of Al Qaeda wasn't located in Afghanistan. Al Qaeda was build on Osama bin Laden, son of a very rich building contractor in Saudi Arabia. Wealth from Saudis, royalty included, funded the Wahhabist mission across the globe. Preachers with a predetermined mindset of extremism were send to mosques across Western Europe, North Africa, Middle East (Lebanon and Syria included), Caucuses, former Soviet satellite states and across South East Asia.

The domino effect of the spread of Communism was halted, the spread of extremist Saudi Wahhabism was encouraged and coopted with western intelligence agencies for ulterior motives. In Afghanistan and the Caucasus to harm the Soviet Union and in a later stage, the Russian Federation.

Western intelligence has played a belligerent role above and beyond politics ever since the Great War 1940-45 and the formation of OSS under Allen Welsh Dulles. America, France and Great Britain made use of the Nazi Reich officials, kept them in place in order to battle Communism and the Soviet threat from the East. NATO was established and committed to avoid another war by Germany, but soon under British leadership targeted the Soviet "threat" of Communism. During the war against Nazi Germany, the Soviet Army of Joseph Stalin has grown into a formidable foe. During the years of Allied occupation of West-Germany and Soviet occupation of Eastern Europe, both sides acquired the power of atom bombs and forced a stalemate or the Cold War.

Bologna station bombing, Gladio, the "war on terror"

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UK Cabinet Reshuffle, Cummings Taylor Made

by Oui Thu Feb 13th, 2020 at 02:52:50 PM EST

Refused to fire his team and succumb to Dominic Cummings, a future British Knight ...

Sajid Javid Resigns as U.K. Chancellor Following Showdown With Johnson

Rishi Sunak - About me

Little Trump in the UK is learning fast! You're fired!

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America Today: Has A Jew A Path to the White House?

by Oui Tue Feb 11th, 2020 at 12:52:23 PM EST

Many Jews supporting Bernie Sanders lost family during WWII and the Holocaust. A build-up to a year where the Democrats offer a wide-range of candidates and the party is looking for an answer to unseat the Republican "President by default" in November 2020. Lacking political stability in America ever since the 9/11 attacks, the US is at risk to be devoured from within ... gun violence, opioids crisis, poverty, large scale inequality, the American Dream is not for every citizen, education and healthcare. The American aggression on the battlefields in Afghanistan, Iraq, North Africa and the Middle East has become part of a populist rightwing movement in the West as a result. There is hope: a Jewish Voice for Peace - Bernie Sanders.

Bernie Sanders: Senator Gets Emotional Talking About Jewish Relative Who Died Fighting Nazis | Newsweek - |

In the clip, the Jewish senator is visibly moved as he discusses the relative with Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates.

"I'm proud of his courage, and willingly going to his own death in order to protect innocent people," Sanders says. "So I'm very, very proud that I have a family member who showed that type of courage and decency."

The Jewish Weekly reported many of Sanders's relatives perished in the Holocaust. His father, Eli, grew up in Slopnice Poland before immigrating to the United States at the age of 17. Almost all of Poland's Jewish population--90 percent--were systematically eradicated during the Holocaust.

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Weimar: Nie Wieder!

by Oui Sun Feb 9th, 2020 at 12:19:42 PM EST


The placard shows far-right politician Björn Höcke and reads 'never again' (Photo credit: Reuters/H. Hanschke

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US Foreign Policy About Grabbing Headlines

by Oui Sat Feb 8th, 2020 at 11:39:50 AM EST

Lacking substance and results as the world drifts towards permanent war, militarization, boosting arms sales and making the world in America's image of violence. It's time to say NO THANKS!

Anyone heard the voice of Macron from France this week?

Macron unveils nuclear doctrine, warns EU 'cannot remain spectators' in arms race | France24 |

See my post - US Navy Deploys Low-Yield Nuclear Warheads.

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Big Capitalism and Devaluation of Human Life

by Oui Wed Feb 5th, 2020 at 09:08:17 PM EST

America on the wrong path ... a good listener of the State of the Union address will not get through a very BIG ego of the man. The Republican applause machine does remind me of any format of a 20th century dictator. Shameful. Madam Pelosi get tear-up her invitation papers, but unwittingly the Democrats are empty-handed ever since they lost the majority in U.S. Congress. The Republicans are a much tougher party of NO!

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Denmark: 3 Saudi Spies Linked to Terror Attack In 2018

by Oui Tue Feb 4th, 2020 at 01:47:12 PM EST

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Democrats: Iowa Caucus Flunked

by Oui Tue Feb 4th, 2020 at 07:30:15 AM EST

Campaign Workers Got Robbed : ZERO results!!

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Skeleton Deal Post-Brexit

by Oui Mon Feb 3rd, 2020 at 03:25:21 PM EST

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DNC Stacking the Deck Against Bernie Sanders - Again!

by Oui Sun Feb 2nd, 2020 at 08:14:29 PM EST

Not only Europe raises concern about keeping a level playing field  ... Democracy at stake!

"A Who's-Who" of People Against Progressive Agenda: DNC's Perez Under Fire for Convention Committee Picks | Common Dreams |

Former Congressman Barney Frank, who wrote a 2015 op-ed entitled "Why Progressives Shouldn't Support Bernie," is among those nominated.

Progressives raised alarm this weekend after Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez released his picks for the 2020 Democratic National Convention committees.

The list of nominees, Sunrise Movement political director Evan Weber said, looks like "a who's-who of people explicitly opposed to the progressive agenda."

Kevin Gosztola, managing editor of Shadowproof, sparked a flurry of responses when he shared Perez's list on social media Saturday afternoon.

DNC Chair Candidate Tom Perez's Bank-Friendly Record Could Kneecap the Democratic Party | The Intercept - Feb. 2017 |

Democrats at a loss on policy and campaign tactics to win an election.

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ON FREEDOM (1963)

by Oui Fri Jan 31st, 2020 at 06:23:47 PM EST

    "So let freedom ring. From the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire, let freedom ring. From the mighty mountains of New York, let freedom ring. From the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania, let freedom ring. But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia. Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. And when this happens, when we let it ring, we will speed that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last, free at last -- Thank God Almighty, we're free at last."

    (TIME: Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929 - 1968)

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Departure

by Oui Wed Jan 29th, 2020 at 08:14:00 PM EST

Gone down in history as Britain's villain or your very own Benedict Arnold.

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US Ally Soleimani's Global Fight Against Terror

by Oui Tue Jan 28th, 2020 at 08:42:02 PM EST

    * He fought the Iraqi invasion of Islamic Republic of Iran by Saddam Hussein
    • He fought the Soviet invaders of Afghanistan in the 80s
    • He fought the Taliban in the 90s
    • He fought the invaders of Iraq post March 2003
    • He fought Al Qaeda and Islamic State foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq alongside the US coalition

On Jan. 2, 2020, Qasem Soleimani was struck by the Hand of G*d ... the whimp of a Fascist leader in the White House.

Why Afghan Politicians Express Anger And Grief Over Soleimani's Killing | RFERL |

The United States confirmed killing the powerful commander of Iran's elite Qods (Quds) Force in the late hours of January 2 in an air strike near Baghdad International Airport.

The same day, Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah expressed his condolences to Iran. In a statement, he acknowledged Soliemani's cooperation with Afghans during decades of war in Afghanistan. Abdullah's statement was not as harsh as his political party's - Jammiat Islami. The lengthy press release on January 3 named Soleimani as a martyr and said the news of his death is received with deep grief and anguish.


Qassem Soleimani in Afghanistan. (Undated photo)

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Watch Your Left - New, Young Progressives

by Oui Mon Jan 27th, 2020 at 03:45:34 PM EST

Democratic Voters Moving Left On A Range of Issues | The Atlantic - Nov. 2918 |

The New Power of the Progressive Movement In Democratic Politics | Pacific Standard - Feb. 2019 |

Joe Biden's Frontrunner Success Shows Identity Politics Aren't Moving Democratic Voters (May 2019)

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US Spy Plane Crashed On Taliban Territory Afghanistan

by Oui Tue Jan 28th, 2020 at 04:18:36 AM EST

Unconfirmed reports a high-ranking CIA officer was on board ...

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Frontpaged - Frank Schnittger

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