Archive for December 2016

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: TURKEY’S ERDOGAN CLAIMS HARD PROOF OF US-LED COALITION’S SUPPORT OF ISIS – IMPORTANCE OF CRIMINALS LIKE ERDOGAN IN PLEA-BARGAINS TO BRING DOWN EVEN BIGGER CRIMINALS

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

People who work to inform themselves all know this.

However, it is nice to have confirmation from the top.

Especially since our corporate press has deceived the majority of our population on this for years.

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Response to another comment: “A gutless coward and flip flop who supported ISIS and still supports Al Qaida. A nasty bully…”

Yes, however, in a criminal court case it is common for the state to use a criminal to bring down another, perhaps greater, criminal.

Indeed, in North America, such “plea bargains” are everyday events.

A lot fewer bad guys would go to jail without them.

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Posted December 28, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: OBAMA AFTER WEEKS OF PHONY OUTRAGE ABOUT RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE THINKS NOTHING OF RUNNING DOWN THE LEADER OF ONE OF BRITAIN’S TWO MAJOR PARTIES – AN ARROGANT HYPOCRITE IF EVER THERE WAS ONE

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

The outgoing US President said Mr Corbyn is to the left of Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders. He also said the Democrats will not disintegrate like Corbyn’s Labour Party.

 

 Why in God’s name is The Independent quoting Obama about the nature of a British leader?

I would think a British paper would avoid doing so if only for the reason that Obama’s words intrude into Britain’s internal affairs.

It is none of his business, and even more so now that is leaving office soon.

I think this is called an effort at “poisoning the well.”

And isn’t that just so interesting coming, as it does, from a man who for weeks has made unsubstantiated accusations about Russia having interfered in an American election, of course echoing the voice of the record-setting sore loser he supported?

But a British paper should be ashamed also because Obama has been almost nothing but wrong for eight solid years – wrong about nearly everything from his bloody rampage through the Middle East and his industrial-scale enterprise in extrajudicial killing to his asinine stunt of flying around America in Air Force One at public expense to campaign for Hillary Clinton, the most corrupt person ever nominated by a major American political party.

 

Posted December 27, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: COLUMNIST SAYS NETANYAHU’S RESPONSE TO UN RESOLUTION WILL ONLY ISOLATE ISRAEL – A STATE WHICH HAS MADE ITSELF INTO AN INTERNATIONAL JOKE – A VERY DARK JOKE – LEADERSHIP RESEMBLING THE LIKES OF PAPA DOC’S OLD RETINUE

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY RACHEL SHABI IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

Israel has pretty much become an international joke, albeit a joke in very poor taste.

Its leaders – with men like Netanyahu, the mass killer, and Lieberman, the ex-bar room bouncer – resemble nothing so much as the leadership retinue from some ridiculously unimportant third-world country parading around in grand style and pompous self-importance. I am reminded of the late Papa Doc of Haiti and his retinue.

However, it is a bitter joke, and not a funny one, when you kill thousands, hold millions against their will for half a century, regularly freely steal what belongs to others, and pass laws which resemble something from the 16th century.

The very idea of these ominous clowns lashing out at others just because they were finally embarrassed by the international community, whom they scorn anyway, discovering them in one of their many acts of vandalism and savagery does indeed make a dark and bitter joke.

It all resembles Al Capone in court accusing the cops who arrested him of being crooked.

Posted December 27, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: PUBLIC IGNORANCE OF THE NEOCON WARS AND OF MUSLIMS – HOW CORPORATE NEWS WORKS TO NOT INFORM US – A ROLE FOR CIA – DARK CASE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

Response to Another reader’s comment: “Did Muslims kill millions around the world? did Muslims started all these conflicts? did Muslims turn millions in to refugees?  Are Muslims occupying other people’s lands? did Muslims invade?”

People in general just do not grasp this basic fact.

Why?

Consider the “news source” you are reading.

Does anyone think it ever once ran a true story on Iraq or Syria or Libya or Iran or, indeed, Israel? Or on ISIS or al-Nusrah or al Qaeda?

Also on Bush or Blair or Cameron or Trump or Corbyn or Clinton or even Brexit?

There has been a continuous deluge of propaganda and misinformation for 15 years of the Neocon Wars.

The Independent, The Guardian, the BBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, The Times, ABC, CBS – you name it, and it is the same, both in corporate and state sources in the West.

After all, there are only a very limited number of significant “news sources” in most Western countries today, owing to corporate mergers, and the propaganda specialists at CIA and the Pentagon play them like musical instruments.

Pretty hard to overcome such an immense created cloud of untruth.

But as soon as we have some glimmers of truths reaching the general public from either sources such as Sputnik and RT or from some of the better alternative media on the Internet, you can see for yourself the relentless attacks mounted against “fake news” and “Russian propaganda.”

It is, quite literally, a war, a word in phony words, and that is something the folks at CIA or the Pentagon or Israel’s various Ministries are seriously practiced experts in.

Further note.

The New York Times, which so many people regard as a definitive source on many topics, was only recently found out to be passing every single story that it runs on Israel and its neck of the woods by the official Israeli Censors before being published.

The Times even acknowledged the fact.

Well, the official Israeli Censor is certainly assurance of accurate reporting, isn’t it? The very folks who tightly keep and manipulate the truths of a half century of illegal occupation and abuse of 6 million souls.

Posted December 27, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: NETANYAHU’S GOVERNMENT OF THUGS SAYS IT WILL GO ALL OUT TO RETALIATE FOR “SHAMEFUL” UN RESOLUTION PASSED AGAINST ILLEGAL SETTLEMENTS – INSANE OUTRAGE OVER BEING CAUGHT STEALING HOMES AND TOLD TO STOP

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

Retaliation for what?

The world’s once doing one, little, tiny thing right about Israel’s grotesque policies and laws around state theft of homes and farms?

What a bizarre view of the world and of ethics Israel has.

They steal other people’s homes and farms and pass criminal law to justify it.

And they simply can’t stand it if anyone notices what they are doing and says that it is illegal, which, of course, it is.

But it is the big, bad ugly world out there who, just for reminding them of the wrong they do, requires retaliation.

The foundation of modern Israel has been a nightmare none of us will recover from. It is a constant source of visible injustice and terror, but we are not supposed to say a word because – and this makes so much sense to any logical person – an entirely different people in an entirely different land in a different continent treated Jews horribly three-quarters of a century ago.

We must tolerate watching 6 million people held for more than half a century with no rights, no votes, no hope, and endless abuse. They, in fact, live a form of living death that I’m not sure isn’t just about as hideous as what was done in that other place by that other people long ago.

They suffer threats and restrictions and periodic outbursts of horrible violence at the hands of the thugs running modern Israel.

And, on top of it all, the miserable Palestinians can’t even enjoy the simple security of home ownership, the thugs deciding periodically to reach out and seize more.

Would any of us tolerate that kind of behavior in our own lands? Of course not. It is the absolute essence of the absence of the rule of law, genuine law, not the kind of sets of twisted words Israel regularly cobbles together and calls law.

I really do not think the old USSR at the worst period of its history, behaved in any more terrible fashion than what we see today in Israel, that supposed beacon in the Middle East as its apologists like calling it.

And this all done hiding behind the protective skirts of Mommy, Mommy in the form of a brutal, contemporary America, an imperial power which has killed at least two million people in the last 15 years or so of the Neocon Wars, wars largely inflicted for Israel’s benefit.

 

Posted December 25, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: THROWING A BIGGER SPOILED-BRAT FIT THAN HILLARY CLINTON? YES FROM AN ISRAELI MINISTER OVER A MERE AMERICAN ABSTENTION FROM VOTING ON A FAIR AND PROPER UN RESOLUTION – NOTE ON ISRAEL AND USSR

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN SPUTNIK AND IN THE INDEPENDENT

“Israel Abandoned by US to Most Hostile Enemies” Israeli Minister Yoav Galant

Please, first, they are only hostile because Israel behaves like a mafia state much of the time.

What else do you call it when a state actually regularly steals the property of neighbors? And passes spurious laws to allow it to do so?

And that theft is on top of constant abuse and mistreatment of millions who have no rights and no votes and constant threats and arrests and killings.

Considering its miniscule size, it is pretty accurate to call Israel the least law-abiding country on earth.

Nice to see, on just one matter of an outrageous new law, that the world’s powers have said “no” about something to the gang of thugs running Israel. And America for once has abstained from, rather than vetoed, a fair and moderate Security Council Resolution.

And the claim that Israel has been “abandoned” is so ridiculous, it could make people fall on their knees, doubled-up in laughter, much as with some of Hillary Clinton’s most “Twilight Zone” claims.

One abstention in one UN vote is abandonment? A completely just issue being voted too.

Israel just received a 10-year assistance package for 38 billion dollars (yes, that’s with a “b”) – an astounding amount of money, and it is more, immensely more, than America gives any other state, including many genuinely needy ones.

And that’s only the beginning of what this resource-eating, black hole of a country receives.

For example, it just was voted another 600 million dollars for its “iron dome” defense system.

And it receives countless privileges, week-in and week-out, from ease of access to free trade to technology transfers.

The Israeli Minister sounds very much like an unpleasant child who throws a fit over not getting two ponies for Christmas.

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Response to another reader’s comment in The Independent:

Israel a beacon in the region?

You’ve been drinking the Kool-Aid.

Israel’s influence is the cause of much of the Mideast’s horrors.

The worst anti-democratic governments there are Israel’s close friends.

Israel, like Saudi Arabia, is repulsed by the very idea of real democracy or equal human rights anywhere near its borders.

Six million people have been held for over half a century with no votes and no rights and not even allowed integrity of property ownership.

Well, the USSR truly was never worse than that.

Posted December 24, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: SOMEONE WRITES THAT THERESA MAY SHOULD STOP WORSHIPPING ISRAEL – YES BUT SHE’S ONLY PURSUING WHAT BLAIR AND CAMERON DID TOO: THE BENEFITS OF BRITAIN’S ISRAEL LOBBY

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN RINF

 

Christmas Memo to Theresa May: Stop worshipping Israel, learn the ugly truth … and find a new speechwriter!

Yes, but all May does is to continue along the course established by Tony Blair and very much continued by David Blair.

Israeli influence over UK governments now is pretty much on a level with its influence in the United States.

And it has little to do with genuine sympathies or common views or concerns for democracy and rights.

It has to do with the whole complex system of rewards and punishments maintained by the Israel Lobby.

Rewards, as in good press coverage and generous campaign contributions.

Punishments, as in the threat of nasty press coverage and generous contributions for your opponents.

I believe, in Britain, Tony Blair was the first to totally buy into the efforts. After all,this disgusting man’s support for the destruction of Iraq, killing hundreds of thousands, had to do with this very matter.

Cameron’s secret support for the horrors of Syria was more of the same.

All these bloody efforts and more are part of the American effort to create the birth of a new Middle East, Washington’s term to describe the creation of a blood-drenched cordon sanitaire around its nasty little Mideast colony – the colony and the efforts going towards it being the root cause of all the bloody Neocon wars in the Mideast.

It does take a real leader to stand up against such pressures, but real leaders are always scarce and, right now, we have absolutely none of them.

France’s President Hollande was even worse, although now his grotesque bowing and scraping and universally ineffectual efforts in everything have knocked him out of politics.

Posted December 24, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized