Archive for July 2016

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: GETTING THINGS REALLY WRONG – CONTROVERSY OVER DEAD SOLDIER’S FATHER AT DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION – UGLY POLITICAL EXPLOITATION AND DISHONESTY

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN AND THE INDEPENDENT

 

“Donald Trump has ‘black soul’, says father of fallen Muslim US soldier”

Cheap, exploitative political tricks don’t come much shabbier than this, but then we are dealing with Hillary’s corrupt crowd.

It’s an attack of the lowest kind, and it deserves answering.

I love that press use of “fallen,” too, sort of a way to elevate things to the level of a war memorial engraving.

The soldier was killed, full stop.

And he was killed in an illegal war of aggression.

He was a professional soldier, the only kind the US uses after the fiasco in Vietnam, paid and trained to kill, not some innocent babe.

He was not defending anyone and certainly not the United States.

He was attacking a country that never lifted a finger against the United states.

And Hillary Clinton voted to start that horrible war, which in total, now with all the terrible aftermath, has killed around a million Iraqis, sent millions running from their homes (Syria took most of them – how terrible man that Assad is), and set back the lives of everyone for a generation in what had been the Arab world’s most advanced country, leaving many for years with no drinkable water and no electricity.

Mighty fine accomplishment, one that I’m sure Hillary is proud of.

The United States now has tried doing the same thing to Syria with proxy thugs and mercenaries instead of its own soldiers. It’s done a lot of killing there, too, and almost destabilized Europe with the volume of refugees running for their lives, but so far they’ve failed to destroy one of the Mideast’s reasonable, independent-minded rulers.

The ugly woman for whom the parents are shilling, Hillary, has already promised to go after Assad for still more war and terror and death for everyone.

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Posted July 31, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: NICK COHEN OF THE GUARDIAN OFFERS A TEXTBOOK EXAMPLE OF TRASH PROPAGANDA ABOUT TRUMP – ON THE EXTREME AND CARELESS USE OF WORDS IN NEWSPAPERS

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO A COLUMN IN THE GUARDIAN

 

(Reference Nick Cohen article today, where, as is virtually normal in his case, readers are not allowed to comment.)

 

“Extremism thrives because of cowardly collaborators

Well, it doesn’t come much trashier than what you’ve written, M.r Cohen.

“Collaborators”?

Isn’t that a trifle pejorative? Of course, it is, as you meant it to be. Suggestive of WWII Nazi stuff, no less.

“Cowardly”?

Well, what is more cowardly than calling people names, as you do, and allowing no response? Afraid of what you’d hear?

“Extremism”?

Oh, I suppose you mean a 69-year old entrepreneur who has made about 8 billion dollars doing hard-nosed, traditional business deals, the kind of activity on which America was built.

Sure sounds like an extremist to me.

Of course, he is against the kind of American imperial overreach which the neo-cons have pushed the U.S. into, wars everywhere, but I hardly think that can be called” extremism.” “Sensible” is more like it, unless you are a war-monger like Hillary.

And the “extremism” is “thriving,” no less.

What does that mean anyway? That Trump is gaining in the polls in a democratic contest? Why does that so bother you?

Posted July 31, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: HILLARY’S PROMISE TO GO AFTER PRESIDENT ASSAD OF SYRIA – HER PAST RELATED ACHIEVEMENTS IN BLOODSHED INCLUDING NERVE GAS USED IN SYRIA AND THE KILLINGS AT BENGHAZI – ISRAEL’S PET PIT BULL

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

Of course she would go after Assad.

Just as she went after Qaddafi, a decent leader in Libya who was toppled and murdered, although she managed to screw that effort up pretty badly.

Assad is supported by Syria’s public, and he is an independent-minded leader who offers religious freedom to all groups.

Israel, which does not itself even have true religious freedom, hates him, so, according to a neo-con servant like Hillary, he has to go.

Since when does the U.S. claim the right to decide who governs countries thousands of miles away, countries doing it no harm? It’s simply arrogance beyond understanding.

American policies have already caused great harm in beautiful Syria and sent millions fleeing for their lives, almost destabilizing Europe.

But that’s not enough for this brute. There’ll be more death.

Hillary is also on record as threatening literally to “obliterate” Iran.

That’s quite a fascist statement about an ancient land which attacks no one. Of course, it just happens to be hated by Israel’s government.

The woman resembles a pet pit bull ready to tear the throat out of anyone her master doesn’t like.

She is sick and corrupt and dangerous.

You want more war and mass killing, you support this woman with absolutely zero ethics.

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Response to another reader’s comment:

You have things quite wrong.

America hasn’t taken sides in Syria, and it most certainly is not a civil war.

America deliberately created this horror we see with some help from friends.

What do you think Hillary was doing in Benghazi when the American Ambassador was killed?

They were running a covert weapons and willing-thug collection business in the ashes of the Libya they helped destroy.

The weapons and thugs collected were sent to Turkey for transshipment to poor Syria, most expenses, such as the thugs’ salaries and supplies, being paid by absolute monarchs of Saudi Arabia.

But the covert operation went sour, as does happen in such operations, and the Ambassador and others were murdered by some thugs who preferred the target before them, the Ambassador, to anything being promised in Syria. Why else do you think she never wants to talk about the whole dirty business in which she was intimately involved?

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 Response to another reader’s comment:

The Sarin gas almost certainly came from her Benghazi operations, parts of murdered Qaddafi’s stockpiles.

Small quantities were shipped to Turkey to be transshipped into Syria where it was really used – in a certifiable war crime – on civilians in an effort to create a reason for Obama to start bombing Assad just as he had previously done to Qaddafi. Remember Obama’s crap about “crossing a red line”? Only here the U.S. not only was the one setting a “red line,” it was the one, through its cutthroat mercenaries, crossing it. Only Putin’s masterful diplomacy saved the day.

Here is a woman responsible for war crimes threatening more war. Just sick.

Posted July 31, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: HILLARY’S WHINING ACCUSATIONS ABOUT RUSSIA AND DNC HACK WITHOUT ANY PROOF – NEVER A WORD OF REGRET ABOUT BENEFITING FROM DISHONEST BEHAVIOR THOUGH – AN INTERESTING LINK TO SOME INSIGHT ABOUT HILLARY

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN

 

A whining accusation without one scrap of proof, quite apart from the fact she has not expressed a regret for benefiting from her former DNC Chairman-friend’s manipulating.

But it is in line with Hillary’s historic approach to matters.

Here’s an interesting bit of insight from old political adviser and pollster, Dick Morris, who worked with the Clintons in Arkansas – quite fascinating:

http://ijr.com/2016/07/660911-hillary-adversary-dick-morris-fills-in-the-gaps-in-bill-clintons-dnc-speech-about-meeting-a-girl/

 

Posted July 31, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: CONGRESSMEN SHILLING FOR MORE MONEY TO ISRAEL -WHY? AN INTERNATIONAL BLACK BOX CALLED THE ISRAEL LOBBY GIVES BACK TO EACH OF THEM A PORTION FOR THEIR EFFORTS

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE ON THE HILL SITE

 

The very people shilling for more subsidies to Israel would have a fit if you asked for comparable subsidies for almost any worthy cause you can name.

This has become totally bizarre.

Israel already is quite simply the most subsidized entity on earth, given its total subsidies from all sources.

So why do these shills advocate so much cash thrown at Israel?

Because money given to Israel effectively goes into an elaborate international black box where a portion of it is returned as campaign contributions to the very guys doing the shilling.

The name of the black box is the Israel Lobby.

 

Posted July 31, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: YOUNG KILLER OF FRENCH PRIEST LABELED AN ABOMINATION – PRESS’S CONTINUING ROLE IN PROMOTING HATRED OF MUSLIMS AND VIOLENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST – FEW WORDS ABOUT PERSPECTIVE AND OBJECTIVITY

John Chuckman

COMMENT TO AN ARTICLE BY CAROLINE MORTIMER IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

And why is this undoubtedly mentally ill young man called an “abomination”?

This is ridiculous language.

And why have you featured a picture of him wearing a cap with a big logo for Algeria? Would this have anything to do with inciting more hatred of Muslims? With promotion of more violence in the Middle East?

My guess would be that perhaps 500 people were murdered that same day in various parts of the world. Some of them undoubtedly in even more brutal fashion.

And only days ago American and French pilots killed about a 140 innocent people in Syria. You didn’t label them as abominations. How come?

How about just a little bit of perspective in your writing and coverage?

The truth is that perspective is everything. You cannot accept anecdotal events as evidence in science, which determines truth only with statistics.

It should be no different with journalism – that is, if you believe journalism should be objective and impartial. But we know that in general it completely lacks those qualities, don’t we?

Again, here is a site which tracks the brutal murders in just one city of the world, Chicago:

http://heyjackass.com/

 

Posted July 27, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: STILL MORE GUARDIAN PROPAGANDA ON HILLARY AND BERNIE AND GETTING TO WORK TO DEFEAT TRUMP – NOTE ON A NEW POLITICAL PHENOMENON – PRO- AND ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT INSTEAD OF LEFT AND RIGHT

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY OWEN JONES IN THE GUARDIAN

 

“The Sanders movement is bigger than Bernie. Now it must defeat Trump”

That statement is distorted nonsense, otherwise known as propaganda.

It misses the whole point of current events.

The Sanders movement was exactly and precisely about people like Hillary. So is the Trump movement. So was the Brexit movement. So is the internal war going on in the Labour Party.

It was just one aspect of a greater movement taking hold in several places, as people wake up to the political reality which has grown up around them, almost like a thick patch of noxious weeds. A sense of an oppressive establishment – despite nominally democratic institutions – has people working hard against the establishment.

Left, right, this, or that almost does not matter now. The issue for so many is whether you are with the establishment or against it.

The establishment – perfectly symbolized in America by Hillary and in Britain by Tony Blair – almost does not deal with the people it governs, only dropping phrases in speeches and doing the odd photo-op, smiling with ordinary folks.

The establishment is about money and the power that money can buy.

It is aloof, has become almost a kind of international class, and it has priorities of its own, which include the anti-democratic stuff we’ve seen from Hillary’s camp plus a major interest in enforcing a given order on the world.

It embraces war with no concern for what the people think, and it does nothing helpful for its own people.

Almost all of its efforts are towards securing money and power and alliances with other members of the establishment.

Newspapers and journalists, like yourself, virtually all support what they are doing because journalism today is just a small wing or department of the establishment, its publicity department.  Most newspapers and broadcasters today are not about genuinely informing people. They are about influencing them.

After all, newspapers are just corporations the same as any other corporation, and they depend for their existence on the establishment, to gain advertising, privileges, and the odd tip or leak by virtue of their loyalty.

Posted July 26, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized