USA: domestic politics
To the outside world, the United States pretends to be a model of democracy. But that is not the case. Fiercely opposed to the notion of "popular sovereignty", the Founding Fathers contrived an ingenious system whereby the people are regularly consulted only to legitimize institutions that deposit power with the oligarchy. Domestically, this system thrives thanks to a series of legal barriers that preclude the emergence of other alternatives and, if need be, through fraud including the use of unverifiable electronic voting machines. Externally, propaganda has served to obscure the incongruity of the institutions. The latter, for instance, prescribe that the president should be elected by a college appointed by State Governors (and not by national popular count, as illustrated by the Supreme Court in 2000 when it overruled the Florida people vote). Nor are we dealing with a republican system of government since it discards the concept of "general interest" as being totalitarian, favouring instead the preponderance of the lobby coalition. A philosophy that has led to the institutionalization of pressure groups, going so far as to legalize and systematize corruption practices in Congress.
Outside the limits of the twin Democratic and Republican parties, a protest movement has been brewing for some time. It picked up considerable momentum during the two presidencies of George W. Bush, whose swaggering style brought to the fore the police control over the population and the rising social injustices. While such opposition had formerly been labeled as "un-american", it acquired legitimacy by highlighting the violations of U.S. ideals at the hands of the U.S. Government itself, ranging from its colonial adventures to its torture policies. As a result of President Obama’s charm offensive, internal opposition was again relegated to the sidelines, despite not having obtained a response to any of their major challenges. In the midst of the economic crisis, deep social fissures dating back to the Secession War have started to reappear. They take the form of a tax revolt, a populist anti-Wall Street movement, or emerge under the guise of separatist tendencies and, last but not least, ethnic hostility. The potential of the United States to either reform or dislocate hinges on these contradictory movements and the balance of power they will generate.
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To evacuate the Donald Trump hypothesis, members of the Republican Party are seeking a new candidate for the US presidency. It could be General James Mattis.
This great intellectual, dubbed the "monk soldier" as he has never married, was head of CentCom. He has a reputation among the troops of looking after everyone and in particular the lower ranks.
A group of billionaires has assembled a team of seven experts to study both the possibility of launching the James Mattis campaign and the (...)
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The way the presidential campaign and the results of the "big Tuesday", in particular, are going, completely stunned American establishment. Democrat’s Clinton-clique struggles to gain points against an impossible in America socialist Sanders. A triumph of Trump’s Republican beau monde is simply baffling.
"Our leaders are stupid. Our politicians are stupid. We have a president who does not know anything. I would say that he is incompetent, but I will not do it, because it (...)
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Thierry Meyssan analyses the political and electoral system of the United States. He believes that the only true issue of the Presidential election is the maintenance of power in the hands of the WASPs, which has never been contested since the Declaration of Independence. While Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton are the guarantors of this status, the candidacy of Donald Trump announces a profound upheaval of the system which will only occur once the Anglo-Saxons become the minority.
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Republicans Splitting into Two Separate Regional Political Parties, with One Racist-Xenophobic GOP Fragment in Deep South, Rural Areas, Intermountain West; Second Liberal-Wall Street Republican Shard in New England, Some Suburbs, Pacific Northwest / Neither Successor Will Be Able to Control White House or Congress; GOP Breakup Will Then Be Prelude to Democratic Party Split; Rabid Libertarians Demand Trump’s Dictatorial Rule with Police State, Torture, No Free Speech or Due Process; Extinction of Republicans a Momentous Event That Will Shift Political Axis of Entire World Several Points Towards Progress and Humanity; Color Revolution Capabilities of International Republican Institute Will Be Disrupted; Politics 101: If Confronted By the Choice Between Hillary and Trump Don’t Choose Sides, but Kick Over the Game (...)
Historically, the neo-conservatives were a small group of US Trotskyites who were recruited by the CIA to fight against the Soviet Union. They joined the Republican Party and served under Presidents Reagan and Bush Senior.
However, they turned against Bush Senior when he failed to complete the destruction of Iraq at the end of «Desert Storm», and sided with the candidacy of Bill Clinton and the Democratic Party.
Nonetheless, they rejected President Clinton when he wound down the war in (...)
We the undersigned, members of the Republican national security community, represent a broad spectrum of opinion on America’s role in the world and what is necessary to keep us safe and prosperous. We have disagreed with one another on many issues, including the Iraq war and intervention in Syria. But we are united in our opposition to a Donald Trump presidency. Recognizing as we do, the conditions in American politics that have contributed to his popularity, we nonetheless are obligated to (...)
War on ISIS/Daesh and Nusra Continues; NATO Warns Turkey that Atlantic Alliance Will Not Support Erdogan’s Program of Aggression; Fascist Trump’s Know Nothing Platform of Austerity, Deportations, Discrimination, and Torture Violates First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments to U.S. Constitution Reactionaries Claim to Prize; Bernie Sanders Has Money, but Lacks the Courage and Will Needed to Fight Clinton Machine; Social Democrat Punts on Hillary’s Goldman Sachs Speeches, Ignores Her Looming Subpoena in Secret Emails Case; Tax Wall Street Party Urges Super Tuesday Voters to #StopTrump!, Keep Bernie Alive
According to Reuters , General Michael T. Flynn, former director of the DIA, is advising Donald Trump, the candidate, in international politics.
Mr. Trump, known for his sensational statements, refrained from punchy statements on foreign policy issues. He described President Putin as a "very respected man ".
In 2012, General Flynn tried opposing the White House proposal to play the Daesh card in Iraq and Syria. He was abruptly admitted into retirement in August, 2014. On December 10, (...)
President Obama was subjected to media harassment for caving in to President Putin in the Syrian peace process.
"The US and its allies should not intimidate the rebels, forcing them to come to negotiate, but support their request - call for the Russian regime to stop the bombing of the Syrian people", - writes The Financial Times.
Foreign Policy anticipates the failure of the Geneva talks blaming the Obama administration for ostensibly ceding to Russia in the issue of the (...)
Bernie Needed to Win Big with Knockout Punch to Project Momentum into Southern and Western States, but Was Paralyzed by Hillary’s Passive-Aggressive Big Lie Strategy; Obama Is Indeed an Historical Failure; Hillary Has Diverged from President on Numerous Issues – So Why Was Bernie Not Briefed to Reply Featuring the No-Fly Zone in Syria, Which Obama Rejects and Which Highlights Hillary’s Warmongering?; Whatever Happened to Her Classified Emails, the Subpoena to the Clinton Foundation, the Goldman Sachs Speeches, Her Role in Forcing the Libyan War, and Iowa Vote Fraud?; Bernie Must Attack Her as Blatant Liar from the Outset; Syrian Peace Deal Shows Potential for Russian-US Condominium; Liberation of Aleppo Imminent; New Derivatives Crisis Brewing; Sewer Mouth Trump Not an Outsider but a Fascist Tool of Wall Street Banks – Not an Alpha Male but an Epsilon Minus Semi-Moron; Main Justice Finally Cracks Down on Bundy Gang, Arresting Patriarch of Seditious Mormon Clan; Need Zero Tolerance for (...)
Time to Fire High-Priced Failed Consultants, Start Campaign for Iowa Audit, Exposing Hillary’s Goldman Sachs Speeches, and a Youth Rally for Struggle in Manchester, New Hampshire; No Revolution Without Robust Polemics; Ban Ki-Moon Must Fire Hillary’s Mole Jeffrey Feltman, Top Saboteur of the Syrian Peace Process in the United Nations Secretariat; Syrian-Russian Offensive About to Liberate Aleppo from Saudi-Backed Terrorists; Neo-Suez Coalition of Britain, France, Israel, Turkey Seeks Terrorist Homeland in Northern Syria, Opposed by Kremlin-White House Alliance to Crush ISIS/Daesh in Syria; Tax Wall Street Party Repeats Guidance for New Hampshire Voters: Stop Trump, Cross Over, Hold Your Nose, and Vote for Bernie
Is Billionaire News Corp. and Fox Boss Rupert Murdoch Dumping the Shattered Hulk of GOP to Back Hillary Clinton?; FBI Forced by Popular Demand to Put an End to Bundy Gang Reign of Terror in Central Oregon – Now Arrest Kingpins and Institute Zero Tolerance for Armed Gangs; Tax Wall Street Party Repeats Guidance for Iowa and New Hampshire: Stop Trump; Hold Your Nose and Vote for Bernie
National Review Touts “Conservatives Against Trump” Broadside by 22 Buckleyite and Neocon Ideologues; McCain, Dole, Lott, Hatch, Branstad See Cruz as Catastrophe for GOP; Trump Thus Exposed as Lap Dog of the Washington GOP Oligarchy; Trump’s Bid for Power Deadly Serious; Bernie Sanders Doing Nothing to Widen GOP Split; Trump Peddling Extreme Form of GOP Cultural Populist Wedge Issues; Robert Kennedy Was Last Genuine Economic Populist for Democrats; Obscure Racist Crackpot Sam Francis Exposed as Trump Guru; Oregon Governor Kate Brown Demands Feds Arrest Land Grabbers; Harney County Wants Bundy Gang Gone; Trump Defeat in Iowa Serves U.S. National Interest.
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Carson Sees Insider Cabal Threatening to “Destroy the Party”; Notes Coming Convention May Be GOP’s Last, Warns that Trump “Will Not Be the Only One Leaving Party”; Collapse of GOP as National Party in Sight; Hezbollah-Assisted Popular Uprising Against Bloody Oppression by Foreign Fighters of ISIS and Other Terrorist Rebels Looms in Syria; Suez Losers of 1956 in London, Paris, Tel Aviv, Ankara Play Pseudo-Kurdestan Gambit; World Demands to Know Who Rules in Washington; Obama Must Rebuff Regime Change Warmongers
The riots in Baltimore have been presented as held covertly by gangs. Wayne Madsen shows that it is actually a popular revolt -not just the black community- against oppression. Baltimore Police was formed to repress of dissidents by Israel, on the model of the repression of the Palestinian resistance.
Hillary Clinton has announced her candidacy for President of the United States. While the European press showers her with praise without thinking, Webster G. Tarpley recalls her balance sheet: in all circumstances, she supported war and corporate interests.
Former U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich rails against the Congressional vote to fund, train and arm the "rebels" in Syria. In this post, he doesn’t look into the validity of such policy, which seeks to paint foreign fighters as "rebels" on the basis that they are supported by a bunch of domestic quislings, but underscores its consequences for the American people.
A inquiry by the New York Times reveals that, since 2011, 64 foreign governments have subsidized the 28 most important U.S. think tanks, in stark violation of the 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act.
The Times points out that, by doing so, such governments have ensured that nothing damaging to their interests will be published by the think tanks and, in fewer cases, have managed to impose their own concerns, and even used them for lobbying purposes.
The daily points its finger, on the (...)
The Washington Post revealed the close financial relationship between Hillary Clinton and Boeing.
During her tenure as Secretary of State, Mrs. Clinton had hindered her department from soliciting directly the aerospace corporation, all contacts having to go through her. She was deeply involved in 2009 in the sale of Boeing jets to Russia. She had also visited the company installations in China and had coincidentally obtained $ 2 million for the construction of the U.S. expo pavilion at (...)
The battle for the appointment of the next U.S. Secretary of Defense has been raging in Washington. Chuck Hagel is said to be President Barack Obama’s top candidate for the job (as we announced two weeks in advance in our edition of December 5). But on 21 December, when his name came up for the first time, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the U.S. pro-Israeli lobby, launched a vitriolic campaign to accuse him of anti-Semitism.
The coming days will tell if AIPAC still (...)
The U.S. election spectacle is a play of shadows. The policies of Barack Obama did not mark a departure from those of his predecessor; they were simply fine-tuned to render them more effective. Be it domestically or at the international level, they reflect a seamless continuity, although packaged more attractively. In case of a Mitt Romney win, one should not expect a rightwing surge or the hardening of current policies, but just another swing of the rhetorical pendulum. For James Petras, it is futile to obstruct Romney or to support Obama. It is not the men, but the system that must change.
Over the last 30 years, no U.S. presidential election has signalled a change in Washington’s foreign policy of Washington. Important decisions have been made outside this timeframe. It is quite obvious that the president is the superintendent of a policy of which he is not the architect. Will Yankee imperialism perform better under Obama’s or Romney’s smile?
On 18 May 2012 a New York federal judge temporarily blocked provisions of the controversial National Defense Authorization Act approved by President Barack Obama on December 31, 2011, which allows the military to indefinitely detain terrorism suspects, including American citizens.
U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest agreed with the so-called Freedom Seven, a group of journalists, academics, and foreign politicians who challenged the new law, saying that section 1021 was (...)
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